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40 Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids for Real World

44 Make Halloween Accessible for Special Needs Kids

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16 The Family Pet

8 UF Blogosphere

26 Family Finance

10 In Tune with FM100

30 The Family Home

11 Community Kidbits

36 Giving Back

12 The Baby Page

52 Fit Family

14 Family Travels

62 The Teen Scene

Happy Birthdays 18 Party Services Directory Sing and Sway with 20 Kindermusik Song of the Heart

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Dance Your Way to a 25 Fabulous Birthday with Children’s Ballet Theatre

61 Teen Scene Calendar


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Utah Family Blogosphere By Abe Yospe, The Wisdom of Abraham

On Being a Male First Grade Teacher I often get asked what it’s like to be a male first grade teacher. I have to say, it’s a little like being a celebrity. Maybe not an A or even a B list celebrity. Maybe a C or D list. Probably a D1/2 list celebrity. But a real live celebrity! Now allow me to explain. I do not feel like I am any better at teaching than the other, female teachers at my school. In fact, quite the contrary. When I watch my female colleagues teach, I feel inadequate, feeble, pathetic and other words that thesaurus.com says means “inadequate.” They are incredible and their students learn at an alarmingly fast rate. I am proud to teach along side each of them and to call them my friends. But the kids, well they love having a dopey guy teacher around. It’s a bit of an anomoly to have a man teacher in the first grade. Male first grade teachers are rarely seen in the wild, like a hon-shimeji mushroom or a sasquatch. There are not many of us around, but when we do surface, we suddenly become the “hit of the party” or the “bell of the ball”. No, “bell of the ball” is a bad analogy. We’ll stick with “hit of the party.” Entering the school is like walking down the red carpet, but without that tiny host of American Idol asking annoying questions. Choruses of “Hey Mr. Yospe!” and “How’s it going, Mr. Yospe?” rain down on me from kids like flashbulbs from the paparazzi. For a while, and I am not joking about this, someone had convinced every kid in the school to clap for me when I entered a room. It was like I was constantly a popular guest star on a bad sitcom. I’m not going to lie, it

was awesome. Because I am a man teacher, I feel like I could show up to school wearing a fanny pack and Crocs and the kids would start complimenting on my cool lap bag and my killer footwear. That’s not to say that being a male first grade teacher doesn’t have its downfalls. Every day I am called “dad” and “mom.” Some days I am even called “Grandpa” or “Grandma” or “Nana.” Heck, last year I was even called, “Scott Baio”, which made sense because that kid had a new boy living in his neighborhood who lived downstairs and it’s understood. In addition to being called every name under the sun, I also have to deal with working with nothing but women. That means having to attend all sorts of weddings, wedding showers and baby showers. Of course, there is always free food provided, so it doesn’t take much convincing to get me there. I have also become extremely proficient at naming candy bars in diapers. Clearly though, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to being a male first grade teacher. Not only do the kids worship you, but you get to be a goofball all day, teach kids how to read, go to recess and most importantly, you get to make a difference in the lives of children. And what job could be better than that? Alright fellas, I get it, your $80,000+ paying job is better. Understood. But remember, while you are spending your boring days in your fancy offices with your private bathrooms, I am playing dodgeball and helping kids understand math and laughing almost nonstop. I win! Well, kind of.

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Health Insurance: The Big Change is Here Over the last few years, as I’ve written this column, I’ve focused on healthy activities and fitness ideas for the family to bring us all closer to the goal of living a healthier, happier and higher quality of life. A big part of that, though, is the hope that we’ll each have access to healthcare to prevent problems and cure them when we need to. That’s about to happen with the Affordable Care Act and, no matter who you talk to, there are strong emotions tied to it. That’s because for the first time, we’ll all be required to have a basic level of health insurance beginning January 1, 2014. If you don’t carry the insurance, you’ll pay a $95 tax penalty in 2014, but that fee will increase in the future. It’s a big change coming our way. So, where do you start? And, how will you know what’s best for your family?

Already Insured? If you are enrolled in a health insurance plan through your work, a spouse or a parent, you should keep that enrollment. You may not see immediate changes in your insurance benefits because plans that were in effect before the ACA passed in 2010 were “grandfathered” into the overall plan. You can talk to your Human Resource Department or Benefits coordinator to see when and if anything changes for you.

Not Insured? If you’re uninsured, then your journey to find the insurance that is the best fit for your budget and needs begins this month. That’s because October kicks off open enrollment in The Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the “Affordable Insurance Exchange.” The exchange will connect you to many different plans that will cost more or less depending on benefits and how much out-of-pocket costs you choose. You can find the exchange on HealthCare.gov.

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will be bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Your choice of category will affect how much your monthly premium costs and how much of your own money you pay towards hospital, medical or prescription bills. Many households will also qualify for a tax credit that will lower monthly premiums.

Essential Health Benefits No matter which level of plan you choose, the ACA requires that Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum packages provide you, at minimum, a set of essential health benefits. These essentials include benefits like emergency care, maternity and newborn care, preventative care, hospitalization, lab tests, prescription drugs, and pediatric services including vision and dental care. In fact, by 2014 all health insurance plans both inside and outside of the exchange, will need to provide “essential health benefits.”

Utah’s Insurance Co-op There’s also a new health insurance option in Utah called Arches Health Plan. It is our state’s only health insurance co-op, a nonprofit governed by members designed to provide the highest quality care at the lowest cost to patients. Arches Health Plan supports more collaboration between patients and physicians by using a Medical Home approach, provides incentives based on health outcomes instead of procedures and has a website that is very easy to navigate to compare and calculate individual, family and employer plans and costs. Arches Health Plan is an alternative you’ll find on the exchange or you can visit their website at ArchesHealth.org.

When to Enroll Every year in the fall, there will be an official enrollment period when you can sign up or change your policy. This year it begins October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014.

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Have a Spooktacular Time at the Halloween Hoot! Autumn is here and so is the Halloween Hoot at the Tracy Aviary, located at 589 E. 1300 South in the southwest corner of Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. All ghosts, vampires, witches and ghouls are welcome to this annual event on October 5, 12, 19, 26 & 31. Watch a spooktacular bird show, indulge in a storytime that will scare your socks off and let your creativity flow while making Halloween crafts including wicked-fun face paint. Regular admission is $7/adult, $6/student or senior, $5/child and free/children 2 and under. Those in costume will receive 50% off admission.

Feed Your Inner Bookworm! Come to the largest used book sale in the city! Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system, too. There will be thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, DVDs and more for bargain prices available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. This event will be held from October 10-15 at the City Library, 210 E. 400 South from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., except October 15 when it’s open from 1-5 p.m. For more information, please visit slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/ view/2488.

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Thanks to the ZAP, the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, admission to The Natural History Museum of Utah is free on October 14. Due to overwhelming popularity, we strongly recommend you reserve your tickets in advance for this day. The Natural History Museum of Utah is located at 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bark-toberfest at Wheeler Farm Wheeler Historic Farm invites you to their first annual Doggie Halloween Costume Contest and Party! This event will be held on October 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler Historic Farm’s Activity Barn, 6351 S. 900 East in Murray. Bring your prettied-up pooch and enjoy local vendors that will be on hand to talk shop with you and your pet(s). And don’t forget your free picture in the photo booth! The best dressed pooch – and owner – could win in one of three categories: Dog, Dog & 1 Owner or Dog & Group. Registration is required online at wheelerfarm.com/events/ doggieCostumeContest.html. Registration

Tired of hunting around for that perfect pet to join your family? Come to the Super Adoption October 18-20 at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West in Salt Lake City. This event is free to enter, with free parking. All cats and dogs will come with updated vaccinations, and be spayed/neutered. Cats are $25 and dogs are $50. Friday from noon-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit superadoption.org.

Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Ancient Life presents Late Night With Rex! On Friday, November 8 from 6-10 p.m. Come explore the museum on a guided tour and test your dinosaur knowledge with a scavenger hunt. Then enjoy a 3D Mammoth Screen movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo-fossil talk and participate in four fun paleontology classes: Molding and Casting, Fossil Prep, 3Dwood Dino Puzzles and Petroglyphs. Children under age 8 must stay with a parent or adult chaperone, ages 8+ may come without. Admission is $30/child, $20/accompanying adult. Thanksgiving Point Members receive a 10% discount. Registration is required online at thanksgivingpoint.org.

Lights On! Downtown Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, November 29, downtown Salt Lake City will be all dressed up for the holidays! The Downtown Alliance invites everyone to come and enjoy the lights as they shop, eat, ice skate and enjoy the downtown atmosphere. It’s recommended you take Trax downtown to save on parking-stress. OCT/NOV 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 11


Baby Page By Kimberly Carlson

Public Breastfeeding: Taboo or Natural? Perhaps you’ve noticed this. I’m not sure I did until I became a mom, but living in Utah means living with babies. Lots and lots of babies, everywhere. Even on “date night” without children, I was often still surrounded by children. Unless you go to a bar or nightclub, chances are you’re going to be near a child. When I became a new mother a dozen years ago, social media had not yet taken on a life of its own. In the years since I breastfed, changed diapers and cleaned up everything on everything, Facebook, Instagram, twitter, StumbledUpon, Tumblr, Vine and more have absolutely exploded into mainstream communication. Which means not only do you have the ability to share everything with everyone, most do – whether you like it or not. It’s become so prevalent in our culture there are even blogs created about the ridiculousness of it all like STFUparents.blog. com. With such daily – nay, hourly – exposure into each other’s lives, our society scrutinizes everything – even breastfeeding – with a magnifying glass. While countries like Switzerland, The Netherlands and France don’t think twice about nursing in public; and you can find a sign in a café in Iceland that boasts “Go ahead and breastfeed. We like both babies and boobs!” In the U.S. women are often made to feel embarrassed or socially shunned for doing so thanks to our culturally conflicting views on sexuality. Scantily clad women on

stage or on screen are met with no resistance, yet a mom nursing her child – and showing much less skin, by the way – can be asked to leave a public place for breastfeeding. I interviewed several local moms about breastfeeding in public. April Despain, a mom living in Murray, told me her “main stigma that I have felt about nursing is at church.” Like many churches in Utah, hers has a “nursing room” or “mother’s lounge” that is within the women’s bathroom. “I felt like I HAD to go there to nurse, even though it was very inconvenient trying to carry my baby and diaper bag in high heels, maneuvering through the pews,” and sometimes she’d even miss taking the sacrament because, of course, the priesthood (all male) can’t go into the nursing room. Interestingly only one of the moms I interviewed was ever verbally scorned for breastfeeding in public, yet all of them at one point or another felt as though it was something to be ‘aware of’ as an ‘issue’ or a potential problem. Thy Vu Mims of Salt Lake City told me that she has been “asked to leave, told to cover up…sworn at…gawked at… whispered about, and several weeks ago [she] even caught someone taking a photo of [her] while breastfeeding [her] son, and in turn showing it to all her friends and pointing and laughing in disgust.” So if we can’t even breastfeed in public without stigma, can we share images online without stigma? Nope. Ashlee Wells, a mom

Tips for Breastfeeding Moms There are no official laws in Utah banning breastfeeding. In fact, the law states the “county legislative body may not prohibit a woman’s breast feeding in any location where she otherwise may rightfully be…” Breastfeeding moms can use all the support they can get! We found some local resources that go beyond helping you learn how to breastfeed your baby:

• Utah Breastfeeding Coalition, www.utahbreastfeeding.org • La Leche League of Utah, www.lllutah.org • The Breastfeeding Café, www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com 12 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

and photographer, runs an online community in support of moms who breastfeed and has had her Facebook account disabled four times for posting photos of moms breastfeeding their babies. But in each case she says she’s complied with Facebook’s policies. Facebook’s own Terms of Service say “breastfeeding is natural and beautiful.” “Facebook and Instagram are contributing to our societal notion that the most natural way of feeding our babies is somehow wrong or taboo by removing breastfeeding photos from their platforms,” says Wells. In her recent interview with the Huffington Post she said “So much more needs to be done in our society to embrace body positivity and normalize


breastfeeding…. So, I started with my story and it has exploded into a beautiful thing from there.” Wells has launched a petition on Change.org in hopes that women everywhere will help remove the stigmas attached to something as natural as breastfeeding. Andrea Moore, mom of two in Kearns, summed up what all the mothers I interviewed said. “I don’t think it’s a big deal to show pictures of women nursing their babies. I have no problem with the pictures themselves as I think pictures of mothers (and fathers) with their babies are beautiful no matter what they’re doing.... [It doesn’t] need to be made into something bigger than it is.” Korilee, mom of three in Erda, feels “if [people] knew all the benefits [breastfeeding] brings with it, they would be more supportive.” While the La Leche League of Utah doesn’t have a formal position on breastfeeding in public, they do offer a lot of local support for mothers who do. Christy Porucznik, a local La Leche League Leader, wants all mothers to know they have resources and support groups for them. They have articles online about the laws on breastfeeding, how to breastfeed in public, and have regular meetings/discussions about it. The Breastfeeding Café is another great resource for nursing moms. Personally, I think my child’s needs are more important than society’s outlook. My hope is that in the near future my daughter will no longer equate a woman’s ability to sing with the amount of skin she exposes, and if she wants to breastfeed her future babies she will do so without a care.

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Family Travels By Sarah Vernetti

Haunted Travel: Find Spooky Fun by Hitting the Road Looking for a Halloween-inspired retreat? Haunted travel opportunities abound this fall, both near and far. Pack your suitcase and start exploring these fun and educational destinations that are perfect for late October.

Ghoulish Ghost Towns for the ghost of a former frequent guest--and

music, and airborne pumpkins, families should

with a visit to an abandoned town. Ghost

she doesn’t travel alone. Her spirit is said to

consider a trip to Moab for the Pumpkin

towns are a hands-on way to experience local

be accompanied by her beloved cats. Despite

Chuckin’ Festival. Featuring over 50 vendors,

lore. Consider a day-trip to the hamlets of

the unusual sightings and fun ghost stories,

there is something to entertain every member

Mammoth or Grafton, both located in Utah.

the hotel isn’t all about spooky specters. It also

of the family. Proceeds from the festival go to

In picturesque Grafton, you’ll get a peek at

features spacious two-bedroom suites that are perfect for families and a luxurious lobby.

the Youth Garden Project, which offers food-

the way settlers lived in the late 19th-century. You’ll find old homes, a school house and a

Built in 1927, this hotel is a beautiful example

cemetery. If you have more time, travel further

of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and

afield to ghost towns like the former mining

is listed on the National Register of Historic

communities of Rhyolite, Nevada and Chloride,

Places.

Add a little fun to your history lessons

Arizona. The empty buildings of Rhyolite offer

For those wanting to venture beyond

the perfect backdrop for a few Halloween

state lines, a stay at the historic Mizpah Hotel

snapshots of the kids, so don’t forget to bring

in Tonopah, Nevada could be a fun way

your camera.

to celebrate autumn. This historic hotel is rumored to be the home of the “lady in red.”

Historic Haunted Hotels A stay at a haunted hotel might be intriguing to families with older children. Like ghost towns, a trip to one of these historic hotels can help bring local history to life. Legends concerning bumps in the night, mysterious slamming doors, and cold chills running up guests’ spines can be found inside many older, historic hotels.

It is said that she sometimes leaves a pearl on guests’ pillows or nightstands. This historic hotel opened in 1907, and the rooms feature complimentary wireless internet and flatscreen TVs, not to mention plenty of traditional elegance.

based community programs in an effort to help people live healthier lives. If all of this talk of ghosts and flying pumpkins doesn’t sound like your kind of fun, remember that fall is the perfect time to visit Southern Utah’s national parks. Zion National Park offers slightly warmer temperatures than the Wasatch Front. Plus, autumn brings fewer visitors to the park because school is in session, so you’ll be able to avoid the crowds and really enjoy nature at its finest. No matter where you travel during the Halloween season, don’t leave home without your sense of adventure. Utah and its neighboring states are filled with plenty of spooky excursions.

Outdoor Fun Closer to home, families can find plenty

Sarah Vernetti is a freelance writer and travel

of Halloween fun in the form of fall festivals

blogger. When she isn’t writing, Sarah can be

rumored to be haunted, and over the course

and outdoor adventures. Fall brings beautiful

found researching her next trip or spending time

of its history has been the site of some rather

weather to most destinations, so this is a

outdoors with her husband and daughter. Visit

strange occurrences. For instance, guests

perfect time to explore the great outdoors.

her in cyberspace at sarahvernetti.wordpress.

The Ben Lomond Hotel in Ogden is

staying on the hotel’s eleventh floor can watch

For pie-eating contests, live bluegrass

com.

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The Family Pet By Kimberly Carlson

Safely Leaving Your Pet Behind You’ve bought your plane tickets, you’ve started packing your bags and you give your trusty neighbor a call to see if he can check in on your pets while you’re away. You’re sure he’ll be able to do it – after all, you’ve both cared for each other’s animals over the past few years whenever one of you goes out of town. But this time, he can’t. He too will be out of town. And all your relatives are headed to the same (grandma’s) house that you are. Your friends are scattered to the proverbial holiday winds and you’re left wondering how you’re going to leave your pets….

Pet Sitters vs. Kennels Of course, you can always turn to the Google gods and hope that they will once again provide you with the perfect solution to your dilemma. Most likely, however, it will only add to your sense of dismay when you

realize just how many choices there are out there in the way of pet sitters and kennels. So, how to choose?

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Pet Sitters If your pet is more comfortable at home, or if you have a pet that simply can’t be transported well (like angel fish in a 40 gallon tank), then a pet sitter is for you. Some pets will be fine left alone for a few days (like the boa you’ve just fed), especially if you purchase a good professional feeder for your pet (like an automatic fish food feeder or dog/cat food feeder). But that new puppy? I recommend you call your friends and neighbors for word-of-mouth recommendations. As a last resort, there are plenty of sites out there like sittercity. com and petsitting.com that will conduct background checks for you and list prices and

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unfamiliar surroundings, then a kennel is a wise choice for you. There are many different types of kennels to suit your needs, and they vary widely in the type of care they provide. A good place to start: call your veterinarian for recommendations. The Animal Care Center in West Bountiful recommends the Utah Dog Park. They have two locations, one in Davis County and one near the Salt Lake International Airport. The Utah Dog Park prides itself on

Before You Go Before you drop off your pet at a kennel, here are some things you should know, as recommended by Julie Yunk from Utah Dog Park. All dogs must be spayed/neutered if over 7 months old and current on all vaccinations. They must pass a scheduled temperament test before being accepted. Utah Dog Park will feed your pet, but they recommend you bring what your animal is used to, as well

as a blanket or something to remind them of home. The Dog Park also offers a free trial day of daycare before their scheduled boarding stay. This is important! It is designed to get your dog comfortable with coming from and going to the Dog Park. While reservations are not required, they are encouraged. Late drop-offs and pick-ups can be arranged for a fee. Their new location next to the airport makes dropping off and picking up your pet even easier than before.

providing a safe, clean and fun environment for your pet. They have webcams for you to peek in on your pet at any time and make sure s/he is as happy as could be while romping and playing. And the Utah Dog Park isn’t just for dogs either! They offer playful places for your cat to lounge while you stay with grandma for the holidays. With cage-less free play, dog washing, and even a separate ‘senior center’ for elderly pets, this kennel has everything to make your pet feel as though s/he is also going on holiday! They can be available 24 hours a day with proper arrangements.

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Children’s Ballet Theatre (376)

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Black Diamond has been one of the nation’s top gymnastics and sport training centers for over ten years. They know how to throw a great birthday party! Gymnastics, big air or rock climbing, t-shirts, decorations, balloons and more help make this one-hour birthday party a blast!

Established in 1969, the Children’s Ballet Theatre knows how to make your birthday girl feel like a real ballerina on her special day. On Friday afternoons one of CBT’s large studios transforms into a birthday party palace. Ballet games, decor and more are included.

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Places To Party By Andrea Moore

Move and Sing Your Way to a Happy Birthday Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios Makes the Party Lyrical It’s amazing how kids pick up on music, even at a very young age. Both of my kids would start rocking and moving almost instinctively whenever they heard music. Now, my four-year-old will do ballet moves across the floor to all types of music and my one-year-old will break out his killer dance moves even when I’m just singing. Carol Stringham, Director of Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios, understands the connection kids have with music and the important role it plays in their lives. Opened in 1998, Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios had one mission: “to provide musical training to young children and their families that will not only impact their lives but will nourish their hearts for years to come.” Stringham isn’t just about teaching kids music, she’s about working with the entire family. “Our program brings families closer together, helps our moms and dads make their great parenting even better and instills a lifelong love of music and learning in the children we are so fortunate to serve.” Their six instructors are “licensed educators who are experts in the field of early childhood music,” says Stringham. “Our classes nurture and develop the whole child through the joy and power of music. So while our classes certainly help children develop a lifelong love of music they also do even more than that: they help children develop 20 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

language, social, emotional and physical skills, as well—all in the context of joyful, musically rich play.” Song of the Heart Studios has many different classes including music and movement classes, piano, ukulele and guitar lessons in addition to voice lessons. In January they will also be offering theatre classes. Kindermusik classes range from 3060 minutes depending on the age of the child and are for children birth through age 7. Birthday parties at Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios are a 90-minute party which includes 15 minutes exploring multi-cultural instruments, a 45-minute Kindermusik party complete with music and movement, parachute play and more, and then 30 minutes for presents and snacks. You may bring a cake or snacks and everything else will be provided for you. Parties are great for any birthday boy or girl age one to eight. To make this party perfect, you may choose from many different themes including “Princess,” “Pirate,” “Bugs, bugs, bugs,” “Move and Groove,” “Trains” and more. “One of our favorite parties was a Jedi themed party where mom made Jedi robes for all the guests and we put together an out-of-this-world space-themed musical party for ten five-yearolds. What a blast!” says Stringham. Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios offers more than background music for your party. “Where else can you play drums, jingles and clatterpillers, dance with streamers, explore multi-cultural instruments, sing, laugh and learn?” asks Stringham. “At Kindermusik, we aren’t just about entertainment. Your child and guests will enjoy a truly magical, imaginative learning experience.” I do believe my kids have already benefitted from a love of music. And now, with the help of Kindermusik by Song of the Heart Studios, I can throw a great party while my kids are enjoying what they already love.

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Darla’s Aerial Arts (130)

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8496 S. Harrison St. in Sandy 801.427.0968 darladavis.com

At Darla’s Aerial Arts they deliver quality: quality teachers, quality performance, quality equipment. Their program focuses on the aesthetics and beauty of the ethereal circus art of aerial silks for everyone wanting to just have a good time and get fit, climbing, swinging, flying, and stretching.

Drum Bus (195) Wasatch Front 801.649.4420 drumbus.com

Inviting the DrumBus to the party resonates with all ages and (musical) abilities. Rowdy or rhythmic, it rolls right up to your house and invites the party onboard for facilitated drumming circles with world percussion instruments.

Magician Mont Dutson (196) Wasatch Front 801.253.3595 SaltLakeCityUtahMagicians.com

Mont Magic provides exciting, High-Energy Salt Lake City Magic shows and presentations for all ages of children. Magic shows in Utah are tailored for age groups, and even adults attending with the children.

The Finishing School (342) 4880 S. Highland Cir. in Holladay 801.277.9244 learntocookandsew.com

At the Finishing School we offer children and adult cooking and sewing classes, as well as birthday parties and events. We bring a new sense of fun to a dying art. Students thrive in this creative and positive environment as they learn these valuable skills.

Imagination Place (137)

1155 E. 3300 South in Salt Lake City 801.463.9067 imaginationplace.com Any child any age can become a “musical all-star” with Imagination Place’s gold standard programs. Explore, create, giggle, and think! Programs are taught in an environment that celebrates the natural wonder your child possesses. The teachers are formally educated in music and/or early childhood development.

Jub Jub the Clown (202) Wasatch Front 801.403.1990 jubjubtheclown.com

Specializing in children’s birthday parties. Clown services include a magic show highlighting a real rabbit and doves, comedy and balloon twisting. price. Visit us!

Jump Around Utah (184)

1519 S. 700 West in Salt Lake City 801.977.9000 jumparoundutah.com Jump Around Utah is the perfect place for bouncing, climbing, and playing! We offer open jump and private parties in our 7000 square-foot facility!

Kangaroo Zoo (328)

Pleasant Grove, N. Salt Lake & Ogden 801.785.9999 kangaroozoo.net It can be a real zoo out there trying to find the perfect place for a party. Come to the best (inflatable) zoo in town! We have private rooms, plenty of active play and miniature golf for kids of all ages.

Gamin’ Ride (200)

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Wasatch Front 801.619.0724 gaminride.com

Salt Lake City and West Jordan 801.953.0416 songheart.com

Gamin’ Ride is a Mobile Interactive Entertainment Center on wheels that brings the fun right to your doorstep! Our mobile theater immerses 24 guests into a 4D interactive party experience courtesy of our vibrating simulation seating, game scents and high-definition gaming.

Research proves that music is the best activity for enhancing every area of your child’s development. Kindermusik classes immerse your child in a rich, developmentally appropriate environment with a multi-sensory approach to learning that improves the ability to think, reason, create and express.

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The Leonardo (183)

3036 S. Decker Lake Dr. in West Vally City 801.746.8400 grinsandfinswaterpark.com Have a splash at Grins & Fins Waterpark where you can rent a party room, have access to the waterpark, giant slide, wet and wild jungle and even the arcade! Great water fun - even in winter! 22 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City 801.531.9800 theleonardo.org You can choose from 4 fun-filled birthday parties: robotics, molecular gastronomy, drawing and the Leo explorer. All at The Leonardo museum. We’re merging science, technology and creativity. Explore your imagination!


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A Magical Special-Tea for Thee (378)

Scales and Tails (331)

1782 W. 1700 South in Syracuse 801.775.9155 amagicalspecialteaforthee.com

3584 S. 1950 West #13 in West Valley City 801.577.7182 scalesandtailsutah.com

Let a professional plan your next party. The folks at A Magical Tea for Thee will plan, prepare and clean up your next party. No shopping, no worrying, no fuss. They have several themed parties to choose from and know how to include boys and girls at all of them.

Reserve a unique Scales and Tails show for a party to remember. Don’t have enough room? They do. Their Party Room rental gives you plenty of space and time. You can even bring your own cake and decorations. See website for details.

Monkey Mountain (204)

Soccer Shots (379)

1526 West Ute Boulevard #2 in Park City 435.214.7451 monkeymountain.com

Wasatch Front 801.856.3390 soccershots.org/slcsouth

Discover Park City’s newest mountain, located conveniently at Kimball Junction. Monkey Mountain is a huge indoor playground, perfect for birthday parties, educational classes and seasonal camps. There is even a licensed childcare program.

Soccer Shots is perfect for your budding soccer player that is turning between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. Soccer Shots uses developmentally appropriate soccer curriculum to help engage little ones of all stages to enjoy the game - whether on their birthday, or any day!

Olympus Gymnastics (205)

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9683 S. 500 West In Sandy 801.566.3295 olympusgymnastics.org

Give your kids the run of our 14,000-squarefoot facility with games, inflatables, and gymnastics for the next birthday party. They’ll learn gymnastics skills, jump on the huge trampoline and in the inflatable lion, and really wear themselves out.

Pirate and Princess Parties (330) Wasatch front 801.727.8437 aprincessparty.net

3941 S. Highland Dr. in Murray 801.274.8300 socupcake.com So Cupcake is a delicious place to be, whether you’re just picking up cupcakes for the birthday party or you want to create a unique party experience with our in-store party, complete with a palette of edible decor.

Tracy Aviary (276)

589 E. 1300 South in Salt Lake City 801.596.8500 tracyaviary.org/birthdays

This year, wow your birthday boy or girl with their favorite character, princess or pirate! Characters come to you to play games, sing, craft, make balloon animals, teach princess etiquette and provide superhero training for all ages.

With several “Bird-Day” Party packages to choose from, you’re sure to have a fantastic birthday at the Tracy Aviary! Enjoy birdrelated crafts and games, feed the birds and participate in an enrichment activity in one of their private rooms.

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Utah Peak Academy (381)

300 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City 801.585.0556 redbuttegarden.org/birthday_parties

14548 S. 980 West #100 in Bluffdale 801.870.2533 upacheer.com

Host your next birthday party at the Red Butte Garden and you may have the Sprout House all to yourselves! They offer themed-parties, invitations, decor and more for your little one turning ages 4-7. Party package includes admission to the Garden for up to 12 little ones and 7 adults.

Birthday cheer at Utah Peak Academy will surely keep your child in good spirits this year! UPA likes to focus on “the 5 Ps”: Poise, Power, Pride, Passion, and Perfection in their cheers, their attitudes and their birthday parties.

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1164 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City 801.664.4607 slcballet.com

6351 S. 900 East in Murray 385.468.1755 wheelerfarm.com

Make friends and dance hard! The Salt Lake City Ballet specializes in authentic classical ballet training taught in the Russian Vaganova method by internationally recognized faculty. Weekly intensives open to all ages and abilities including toddler, youth, teen and adult.

Birthdays are always better at Wheeler Farm where you can enjoy all the farm animals, a tractor ride, a cow-milking and more. Reserve the barn for inclemental weather and you and your children won’t have to cancel, no matter what.

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Places To Party By Andrea Moore in order to provide the students with a well-

Your Ballerina Princess Will Be Spinning with Delight at This Party The Children’s Ballet Theatre Puts Parties in Motion

rounded dance background. Orlob-Richins offers a lot in the way of experience from her childhood dance instruction at Children’s Ballet Theatre to her training and Ballet major at the University of Utah including the University of Utah’s prestigious Young Alumni Award for her teaching and business skills. It is with much business and dance experience that Children’s Ballet Theatre offers girls the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays at the studio. Parties are ideal for girls ages 4-7, but even girls ages 8-11 have had wonderful parties at the studio. Ballerina parties are held on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. Each party includes full use of a fully decorated private, large studio space complete with a set party table. You are free to bring in food, refreshments and the cake. “We will also provide a knowledgeable and skilled ballet teacher to teach the

I’m not sure if EVERY little girl dreams of being a princess someday, but my 4-year-old sure does. She changes princess dresses at least twice a day and accessorizes with clips, bows and a crown on her head clear down to her sparkly princess shoes. And this is all just to go to the park. If you’re not familiar with the details of being a princess, they must not only look the part but act it, complete with plies, twirls and curtseys. So, yes, princesses must also be ballerinas. Stacey Orlob-Richins, Directress of Children’s Ballet Theatre, understands little girls and their dream of being a dancing princess. “Every little girl loves to dance and pretend to be a ballerina,” says Orlob-Richins, “it is simply part of a little girl’s childhood.” Children’s Ballet Theatre was established in 1969 under the direction of Julie Orlob “to provide a ballet school that would teach all students beautifully, artistically and creatively, in an environment that is both nurturing and caring, and where the well-being of the student is always a priority, both physically and emotionally,” explains Orlob-Richins. Children’s Ballet Theatre offers pre-ballet classes for ages 2 ½-7 and classical ballet for ages 7-18. They also teach classes in Character Dance, Jazz, Pilates and Modern

party attendees a wonderful, creative and imaginative class full of princess crowns, pink tutus, wands and sparkles!” explains Orlob-Richins. After opening the presents, the teacher will facilitate fun ballet-centered games like pin the ribbon on the pointe shoe. Each guest will leave with a special party gift at the end of the party. “We have a beautiful facility and teachers who are qualified to teach young children ballet classes,” boasts Orlob-Richins. “Our ‘party’ classes are centered around the birthday child and are meant to be for children who may not have a lot of ballet experience but who love to dance and imagine!” They do everything they can to throw an excellent party. “If your ballerina can dream of it, we can help it come true,” assures Orlob-Richins. As my little princess twirls and floats across my kitchen floor, I can’t help but to think, maybe we should all spin our way into a ballerina party for her very next birthday as she would definitely love it.

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Family Finance By Kimberly Carlson

You’ll Thank Me Later Getting a head start on your holiday shopping is a wise investment Just as the leaves are turning from green to gold, your thoughts are turning to holiday shopping… and how much gold it will take! If you’re like me, you’ve already started an informal inventory of who is on your Christmas list this year and what you’d like to purchase for them. And if you’re scoffing right now and thinking, “Are you crazy? I’m still trying to pin down my child on a Halloween costume, never mind Christmas!” then perhaps you should start thinking about it. According to a new survey commissioned by TransUnion, more than half (64.4 percent) of Americans go into the holiday shopping season without saving for it ahead of time. Not only does that not bode well for your bank account, but you could be starting 2014 with major debt which could harm your credit score if you don’t pay it off, or on time.

Make a List A few years ago, I took the time to write down every single person I was going to buy a gift for over the holidays (or make a gift for), and then as ideas struck me, I would write down what I wanted to give them next to their names. Last year, I took it a step further, writing down their names and then the amount I could afford to spend on each person. Then I tried to find a gift that fit within the allotted amount. This gave me a much better handle on the amount of money I was spending for Christmas each year, and how much I will need to save for the following year. “Consumers should plan ahead now by making a list of those they plan to purchase gifts for, determining the total they will need to save between now and the holiday season, and setting a portion aside out of each paycheck, “ said Julie Springer, vice president at TransUnion. “That way, when the holidays arrive, consumers can use their 26 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

saved money, enjoy a more relaxed holiday season – and enter 2014 without the burden of unmanageable credit card debt.”

Divide and Conquer

After you’ve written your list and determined the amount you can spend on each person, tally it up. Now, don’t panic! I know it’s overwhelming at first. It may even be the first time you’ve ever really sat down and dissected this information. I understand. Now, here’s a critical next step: determine how many paychecks you will receive between now and Christmas. Divide that number by the total amount you wish to spend and set aside that much from each paycheck. Breaking it down into smaller amounts will help you determine whether or not you have overstepped your spending boundaries, or if you’re right where you should be.

Shop Now, Give Later I know the stores want you to believe they have amazing deals on Black Friday and post-Thanksgiving in general. I know. But I have to say from experience that I not only spend less money by shopping sooner, I tend to buy only the items I need rather than the

gimmicky thing I don’t. I have yet to see that truly amazing, one-of-a-kind gift on a “holiday special” that was less than the amount I paid for it in October.

Bonus Benefits Not only will you be less stressed once the holidays actually arrive, but starting your shopping now means having more time later to do the things you want to do for the holidays (like baking cookies with your kids after work). You won’t have to fight the crowds, slosh through the snow, or wait in those ridiculously long lines. And the best part of all? Now that you’re used to setting aside a certain amount each month for Christmas, keep it going in 2014 and you’ll soon have a hefty savings account for those unexpected financial crises.

Simple Suggestions Make a holiday shopping list and check it twice! Assign an alloted amount for each person. Tally it up and divide that number by the amount of paychecks you will receive from now until the end of the year. Set aside that amount from each paycheck. Slowly but surely start your holiday shopping now, so you have more time to enjoy the fun stuff later. Keep the savings going! Don’t stop once the year ends - beef up your savings account! A rainy day fund is always nice.


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The Family Home By Beth Fornauf

Smooth Moving A parents’ guide to making a new space feel like home “Mommy look for diapers?

realizing it, and most family

Mommy no find the diapers?” My

members participate in them

two-year-old daughter repeated

without knowing it. That is, until

this soundtrack of questions as,

moving day.

bare-bottomed, she followed me

The beauty of systems is

through a maze of boxes and

that they are functional, but

stacks of bins. I balanced my

they also provide comfort and

saturated five-month-old on my

independence for kids. Even

hip as I peeked through bags,

young children like knowing

alternately berating myself for

where to put their dirty clothes, or

losing track of the diapers, and

take off their wet boots.

praying that my sort-of-potty-

Do yourself a favor: reset

trained toddler wouldn’t christen

your systems and routines as

our new home with an accident

soon as you can. Start with the

on the carpet.

ones that help you and your

Let’s face it, moving is never

kids meet basic needs, such as

easy, but when you’ve got young

diaper-changing, accessing food

children in the mix relocating feels

and drink, and enabling self-

downright impossible. You can

care. Then work on systems that

prepare them and plan all you

make your household chores, like

want, but the truth is that settling

laundry and recycling, easier. On

into a new space, and making it

our last move it took days to find

feel like home, takes time.

a permanent spot for the First

But there are ways to speed

Aid box full of Dora the Explorer

up the process and ease the

Band-Aids (a necessity for all

transition for your little ones. If a

that ails a toddler), and several

new home is in your future, keep

meltdowns occurred as a result.

these settling strategies in mind to

Don’t let this happen to you.

have this be your child’s bedroom,

during the day when the sun is

spend some time in there with

streaming through the windows,

her, and quickly bring in her

but at night when you’re blindly

favorite toys and make her bed.

fumbling for the right light switch,

If there is a living or family room

or you don’t have blinds to close

that feels friendlier, do the same

for privacy, well – you may wish

there. Settle your little one in with

you’d shed some light on the

some crayons and paper and let

space.

him have some quiet coloring time.

Handling lighting actually sounds a lot more complex than

If your kids are a little older,

it is. One easy remedy is to make

try involving them in the settling

sure that each person’s room

process. Ask “which spot will

has a good lamp with a working

work best for the sofa?” or

bulb (sounds simple, yet so easily

“where do you think you’d like to

forgotten). For the adults’ rooms,

put your bed?” Giving your kids

it’s nice to have the lamp within

some ownership about how the

reach of the bed in case you’re

new space flows will not only

up during the night. In children’s

through a new home to claim a

clue you in to what makes them

rooms, for safety, try to figure out

new bedroom. But the uncertainty

comfortable, but also make them

which outlet is activated by the

feel at times, you’ve probably

of a new environment and loss

feel like they are invested in the

light switch and plug the lamp in

developed some systems

of familiarity of an old home

new place, and that their opinions

there.

that work for you. What’s a

can be alarming for others. This

are valuable.

system? Basically any process

doesn’t just go for bedrooms.

or procedure that helps you get

Losing the comfort of a kitchen

things accomplished. This could

or the surroundings of other

be as simple as having diaper

common areas can be especially

window treatments are often the

(and waking disoriented little

change stations on two floors,

unsettling, and empty spaces filled

last things people tackle after a

ones!). But if you don’t need them,

or storing sippy cups and plastic

with boxes don’t offer the best

big move; this time, make the

do take the time to cover the

bowls in low cabinets so your kids

welcome.

effort to deal with them earlier.

windows with something for the

Why? Easy: lighting has a huge

first night, even if it is a temporary

least one safe, familiar space on

impact on how welcoming a

fix for privacy. If you can tack up

your first day. If it makes sense to

place feels. Sure it all seems great

the window treatments from your

make your move go as smoothly as possible.  

Set Up Systems No matter how frazzled you

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Dedicate Space Some children may love tearing

If you can, try to dedicate at

Lighten Up For some reason, lighting and

For our family, blackout curtains are a must in the kids’ bedrooms. They keep early morning light from seeping in


old house that’s even better as it provides a familiar decorative touch. After a day or two you can focus on lightening up the rest of the house, but be sure to take measurements. Also, it’s always a good idea to have extra bulbs on hand (note the type and size in bathrooms and the kitchen too) so you don’t get stuck in the dark!

Get Cooking One of the most disruptive parts of moving can be the takeout rut. During a move, there’s a shortage of home-cooked meals that is hard to avoid. Fast food is a temporary fix, but nothing says welcome home like yummy smells wafting from the kitchen. While it would be nice if everyone’s new neighbors welcomed them with a homemade casserole, it’s not something you should plan on. Once your kitchen is (mostly) unpacked, think about your easiest, go-to meal solution and

get cooking. If you’re not the chef in the family, shop for your partner and offer to assist or clean up. Breaking in the new kitchen has multiple benefits. It will bring your family together at your new table, and help you get a feel for your new cooking space. And your first meal doesn’t have to be fancy. If breakfast works for your family, grab a box of instant pancake mix, throw some bacon in a pan and voila - you’ve got a meal.

STORAGE NEEDS?

While adjusting to a new home will never be instantaneous, it can be easier than you think. Just take it one step (or room) at a time, and soon you’ll feel at home sweet home. Beth Fornauf is a freelance writer who has moved more times than she cares to count. She lives with her husband and two children and hopes her next move will be her last…for the foreseeable future.

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Giving Back By Cindy Hudson

Overcome These Obstacles and Volunteer with Your Family Do you ever think of volunteering with

benefit human welfare. You can help clean

your kids as a little like eating broccoli? It’s

up litter from local beaches or riverbanks to

something you know you should do, but you

help the environment. Or you may want to

can’t get excited about it?

participate in a backyard bird count or help

Sure, you’ve heard about the benefits: volunteering can teach your children how to

restore a wild habitat to contribute to animal welfare.

be compassionate for others and caring of the world around them. While helping out

“I can’t even get my kids to help out around

they can learn new skills, gain self-confidence

the house, there’s no way I can get them to

and learn about people with different

volunteer to work somewhere else.”

backgrounds and beliefs. Yet when you think about signing up,

The key is to make volunteering more like fun than work, which it can be. And you need

all you may be able to focus on are the

to get buy-in from everyone involved. If you

obstacles. Fortunately, overcoming those

present a volunteer opportunity to your kids

barriers is a lot easier than learning to love

as something they will do whether they “like it

broccoli. Here are several common objections

or not,” you’ll almost certainly get resistance.

to volunteering along with ways to rise above

But if you ask their opinions and give them

them.

a voice in choosing a cause to work for or a project to help out on, you may be surprised

“We’ll volunteer eventually, but my children

at the enthusiasm they show.

are too young now.” It’s true that many organizations have age restrictions about who is allowed to volunteer. But you may be able to work on a project that doesn’t involve showing up onsite. For instance, if your kids really love animals but they are too young to volunteer at a shelter, your family may be able to organize a blanket or towel drive, collect dog food, or make cat toys. The bonus is that when you deliver your goods, you’ll probably be able to spend a little quality time playing with the animals you’re helping. “There are so many good causes, there’s no way we can decide on one to get our help.” Think about your interests to help you decide where to give your time. Many nonprofit service organizations can be broken down into three broad categories: human welfare, environmental welfare, or animal welfare. Once you define your broad category, think about what your family members like to do. For instance, if you all like being outdoors, you can work at a community garden for a local food bank to 36 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

“My kids already spend time on service

projects through their Scout troops, there’s no need for us to spend more time volunteering.” It’s true that service organizations of many types help kids learn the pleasures of giving their time. But there’s also an advantage to be gained from working together as a family. You get to see your kids succeed at tasks they may not normally do, and you may also find out about issues that are important to them. And it’s not bad that your children get to watch you commit your time and energy to something you believe is important. Another bonus: the possibility of meeting other families who believe in the same causes you do. Once you break the volunteer barrier, don’t be surprised if you find yourself adding a regular project to your family’s calendar. There’s something about helping an organization or contributing to an issue you care about that’s good for you. Just like broccoli, only better. Cindy Hudson has volunteered as part of Girl Scout troops, school groups, mother-daughter book clubs, and with her family and friends. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at MotherDaughterBookClub.com.


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Safe

Haunts DIRECTORY

Safe Haunts for All Ages BARNYARD BOO Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 801.672.6040 thanksgivingpoint.org

Less-spooky activities, storytime and more for the younger goblins. Visit their website for details. Oct. 10-28 (check website for times and activities). $6/adult, $4/child, Mon.-Thurs., $1 more Fri.-Sat., free/2 and under.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT Ogden Nature Center 966 W. 12th St., Odgen 801.621.7595 ogdennaturecenter.org

A not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. Learn about the native nocturnal creatures like owls, bats, spiders and toads. Food vendors, carnival games, treats, music and educational fun. Costumes welcome but dress for the weather. Oct. 18-19, 5-8 p.m. $5/members, $6/nonmembers.

CORNBELLY’S

Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 801.672.6040 thanksgivingpoint.com There is something for everyone with a 12-acre corn maze, pedal kart racing, paintball gallery,

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grain train ride, pumpkin bowling, singing hayrides, kiddie courtyard, trick-or-treat trail and parade, pumpkin princess playland and much more. Now-Nov. 2, closed Sundays. Mon.-Thur. 4-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Tickets $8-$19.

GARDEN AFTER DARK Red Butte Garden and Arboretum 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City 801.585.0556 redbuttegarden.org/GAD2013

An outdoor, family-friendly romp through the Garden to celebrate Halloween. Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 6-9 p.m. $6/members, $12/ non-members.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVORE CARNIVAL Ogden Dinosaur Park 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden 801.393.3466 dinosaurpark.org

This year enjoy the addition of a carnival theme including ring toss, duck pond, tombstone fishing, face painting and many more fun activities. Oct. 11-31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $3/adults, $5/children with 50% discount for members.

HALLOWEEN HOOT Tracy Aviary 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City 801.596.8500 tracyaviary.org

Watch a spooktacular bird show, indulge in a storytime that will scare your socks off and let your creativity flow while making Halloween crafts including wicked-fun face paint. Those in costume receive 50% off admission.

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 & 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7/adults, $5/ages 3-12, $6/13-17 and seniors, free/2 and under.

LITTLE HAUNTS

This is the Place Heritage Park 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City 801.582.1847 thisistheplace.org Little kids will enjoy this non-scary Halloween celebration. Visit the Story Witch, go trick or treating, ride the ponies and the train, do a craft and more. Oct. 17-19 & 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/adult, $7/ ages 3-11, free/2 and under.

PUMPKIN DAYS AND HAYBALE MAZE Wheeler Farm 6351 S. 900 East, Murray 385.468.1755 wheelerfarm.com

A not-so-scary Halloween activity including a family-friendly haybale maze, pick a pumpkin out of the patch and take a wagon ride through Wheeler Woods. Also check out the Scarecrow Festival. Now-Oct. 31. Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7/ages 2-12, $9/13 and up. Free/under 2 for maze and wagon ride w/paying adult. $5/pumpkin.

SPOOKY SATURDAYS Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 801.672.6040 thanksgivingpoint.com

Enjoy activities filled with games, crafts and Halloween fun. Costumes encouraged. Now-Oct. 31, Saturdays only, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

$12/adults, $10/children and seniors, free/2 and under and members.

SPOOKY SCIENCE The Leonardo 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City 801.531.9800 theleonardo.org

Listen to scary stories around the campfire while exploring the science behind fear. Journey into the mysterious world of electricity, peer at creepy crawling critters and ghostly stones, and experiment in the mad science lab. Now-Oct. 31. Sun.-Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur.Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $9/adults, $8/seniors, teens and military, $7/ages 6-11, free/5 and under.

Spooky Per formances A SUPERHERO HALLOWEEN

Abravanel Hall 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City 1.888.451.ARTS (2787) arttix.org or slccfa.org/venues/abravanel-hall Spooky music, crazy costumes, tricks and treats for your eyes and ears. Join the Utah Symphony for a favorite Halloween tradition. You and your family may also compete in one of the state’s largest costume contests with categories for groups, adults, children and orchestra members. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $6.

DRACULA VS. THE WOLFMAN Off Broadway Theatre 272 S. Main, Salt Lake City 801.355.4628


theobt.org When 2 newlyweds get lost in the Transylvania forest, the groom gets bitten and seeks shelter at the nearest castle. The caretaker, Dr. Acula, falls in love with the recent bride and vows to turn her against her true love to be with him. Little does he know, his rival has become a werewolf and has the power and ability to destroy the evil vampire. Now-Nov. 2 (see website for dates and times). $10-16/ticket. Ages 10+.

JEKYLL & HYDE Empress Theatre 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna 801.347.7373 empresstheatre.com

An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil. Oct. 11-Nov. 2 , Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets $10, group discounts available. All ages.

THRILLER

Kingsbury Hall 1395 E. Presidents Cir., Salt Lake City 801.495.3262 odysseydance.com Presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre. A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs. Mystifying, funny and phantasmic. Recommended for ages 10 and up with parental discretion as some images and characters are more frightening than others. Oct. 11-Nov. 2 (see website for dates and times). Tickets start at $25. Ages 10+.

Mark your Calendars FREE EVENTS FOR ALL AGES WITCHFEST

Gardner Historic Village 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan 801.566.8903 gardnervillage.com Enjoy Halloween decor and more as they witch things up a bit. Fun for the whole family complete with prizes, pumpkins and small weekly activities. Now-Oct. 31. Special October hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (Closed Sundays). Closes 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Free to enter, however some events may cost to participate.

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch * Pumpkins and Fall decor available for purchase.

A different Halloween-y movie on each date! All movies start at 2 p.m. Oct. 12, watch Haunted Mansion, rated PG. Oct. 19 watch Monster House, rated PG. Oct. 26 watch Hocus Pocus, rated PG. All ages.

HERRIMAN’S PUMPKIN FESTIVAL W & M Butterfield Park 13011 S. Pioneer St., Herriman 801.446.5323 herriman.org

Open Monday - Saturday Corn Maze is haunted on the weekends Haunted Hayride runs Mon, Fri & Sat.

$6 General Farm Admission Includes:

Free activities for all ages, candy scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest, free treats and more. Oct. 12 at 5-7 p.m. All ages.

ORIGAMI CLUB

Bingham Creek Library 4834 W. 9000 South, West Jordan 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryBinghamCreek.htm Learn to make some fun, spooky origami creations. Oct. 14 at 7-8 p.m.

UTAH FOSTER CARE’S PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Gateway Mall 400 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City 801.994.5205 utahfostercare.org/event/pumpkin-festival-saltlake-city Decorate a pumpkin and pick up some info on foster parenting.

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THIS IS A SPOOK ALLEY LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE!

Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

WHAT’S IN THE HAUNTED OLD HOUSE? Magna Library 2675 S. 8950 West, Magna 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryMagna.htm

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Take a musical tour of Halloween that is not-toospooky for young children and you will take home a fun Halloween surprise. Oct. 21 at 7-8 p.m.

CENTRAL CITY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY Central City Recreation Center 615 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City 385.468.1550 slco.org/recreation/centralcity

Get your costumes ready to celebrate Halloween.

Copperview Recreation Center 8446 S. Harrison St., Midvale 385.468.1515 slco.org/recreation/copperview

Oct. 24 at 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy games, a haunted house and face painting.

Murray Library 166 E. 5300 South, Murray 801.264.2580 murray.lib.ut.us

Oct. 12, noon-2 p.m.

Fall Fun at Hee Haw Farms thru November 2

Bingham Creek Library 4834 W. 9000 South, West Jordan 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryBinghamCreek.htm

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Safe Haunts By Cindy Hudson

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids for the Real World Long before the brothers Grimm wrote about wolves eating grandmothers and witches luring children with candy, parents were telling fearsome tales to their offspring. Scary stories may have played a cautionary role in keeping young ones in line years ago, but you may wonder: Is there still good reason to let your kids read things that frighten them? Absolutely, says Frank Farley, Ph.D., who believes exposing children to scary stories helps them “become strong, independent and not inappropriately fearful.” Farley, a psychologist, professor and a former president of the American Psychological Association, says fear is one of our most powerful emotions. When we address it with our kids, we help prepare them for life.

Children Get to be Heroes! Another thing to consider is that scary stories are not just about fear. Often, they are also about courage, problem solving and the weak triumphing over the strong. Think about Harry Potter overcoming Lord Voldemort or Cinderella, who finds a way to escape from her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Farley says tales such as these empower children by showing positive endings. Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry agrees. As a child, Maberry suffered abuse, and through fiction he saw that “monsters could be defeated, and weak people could become strong.” A multiple winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his writing, Maberry points to Stoker’s famous book, Dracula, as a good example. “Dracula was not a book about a vampire, it was a book about people fighting vampires,” he says.

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how you can make sure they are not exposed to more than they can handle. Young children especially are affected by images, which is why many experts caution against exposing them to frightening pictures or movies. Joanne Cantor, Ph.D., author and professor emerita of communication explains why. “Kids are not very good at establishing fantasy from reality until around the age of five or six,” she says. “Picture books with scary images will be scary even if you say it’s make believe.” When it comes to teens and pre-teens, you may have a little more leeway. And if you are inclined to forbid a certain book or video, Maberry cautions against it, since kids often find ways to read “taboo” titles anyway. He believes “kids are much better at self-editing than when they’re told what they can and can’t read.”

Just-So Scary Stories Ages 4-8: Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman - A witch, a ghost, a mummy and other Halloween characters struggle to pick a large pumpkin and make a pie. The Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey - Little Oscar isn’t wild about the costume his mother made for him, but despite teasing he saves Halloween night for his friends. Bugs That Go Bump in the Night by David A. Carter - pop-up silly Halloween bugs.

What Parents Can Do It’s no surprise what the experts recommend for making sure your kids don’t become overly fearful when reading scary stories: hands-on parenting. Find out what makes them afraid, answer their questions, and talk with them about the positives in the story. As a guideline, Cantor recommends keeping your discussions tailored to what disturbs your child instead of “listing everything they could be afraid of,” which may just let them imagine more scary things. Cindy Hudson is the author of “Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating MotherDaughter Book Clubs” (Seal Press, October 2009). She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at MotherDaughterBookClub.com.

Ages 8-12: Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Like many children, Coraline wants to trade her lessthan-perfect parents with ideal ones, until she sees what that really means. Matilda by Roald Dahl - Dahl is a master at giving children ways to triumph over evil adults. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - this book inspired the movie and started a series that includes dozens of books by Baum and other writers.


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A spooktacular program for goblins and ghouls. Come in costume for stories, songs, tricks and treats. Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center 7500 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights 801.943.3190 cottonwoodheights.com Bring your kids to the annual Halloween costume party, Monster Mash on Ice. Free ice skating, goodie bags, and a haunted house. Oct. 25 at 5-7 p.m. Ages 0-12.

NIGHTMARE ALLEY West Valley Family Fitness Center 5415 W. 3100 South, West Valley 801.955.4000 wvc-ut.gov

Can you handle hearing strange sounds everywhere? Do you like graveyards, zombies, vampires, spiders and creepy things that go bump in the night? Then this is the place for you. Oct. 25 & 28 at 7-9 p.m.

NORTHWEST REC CENTER HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Utah Olympic Park 3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City 435.658.4200 utaholympiclegacy.com/events

Northwest Recreation and Community Center 1300 W. 300 North, Salt Lake City 385.468.1305 slco.org/recreation/northwest/index.html

A spooktacular playground with haunted rides, trick or treating and more. Festivities take place at the bottom of the Nordic jump. Costume contest, food and prizes will be available to every ghoul and goblin through the door.

Oct. 25 at 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Come out for some games, magic, prizes and candy. Monsters of all ages, children and adults, can get a free flu shot from Boo to the Flu at the carnival.

Oct. 25-26 at 4-9 p.m.

J.L. SORENSON REC CENTER HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center 5350 W. Herriman Main St., Herriman 385.468.1340 slco.org/recreation/jlsorenson.html

Bring the whole family for games, candy and fun. Oct. 25 at 6-8 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

The Columbus Center 2531 S. 400 East, Salt Lake City 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/librarycolumbus.htm Come in costume (no masks, please) and enjoy live entertainment, freaky-fun games, a spook alley, free pumpkins, food and more. Bring nonperishable food for their annual food drive. Oct. 25 at 6-9 p.m.

MONSTER MASH PARTY ON ICE

MONSTER BLOCK PARTY

Gallivan Center 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City 801.535.6110 thegallivancenter.com/events-monster-blockparty.htm Family-friendly Halloween party for people of all ages. Trick or treating, costume contest, arts and crafts, live performances and more. Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

PUMPKINPALOOZA Viridian Event Center 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan 801.948.7858 viridiancenter.org/ev

Celebrate Halloween with all things pumpkin: pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin arts and crafts, pumpkin chuckin’ and much, much more. Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

THINGS THAT GO MAGIC IN THE NIGHT Riverton Library 12877 S. 1830 West, Riverton 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryRiverton.htm

A fun, not-so-scary Halloween magic show with Mont “Magic” Dutson. Oct. 28 at 7-8 p.m.

TRICK OR TREAT AND A SHORT MOVIE Taylorsville Library 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryTaylorsville.htm

Dress in costume and trick or treat at the library following the movie. Watch The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, rated G. Oct. 28 at 6-7:30 p.m.

SPOOKTACULAR

Sandy Library 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/librarySandy.htm Halloween stories, games and trick or treating. Oct. 30-31 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

TRICK-OR-TREAT STREET Utah Olympic Oval 5662 Cougar Ln., Kearns 435.658.4200 utaholympiclegacy.com/events

Dress in your spookiest Halloween costume (no masks, please) and travel the Oval for goodies and treats from community vendors and businesses. Oct. 30 (see website for time).

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE MALL South Towne Center Mall 10450 S. State St., Sandy 801.572.1516 southtownecenter.com

Dress up in costume and visit the stores throughout the mall for some fun, family-friendly trick or treating. Oct. 31 at 4-6 p.m.

FREAKY FUN FOR TEENS & ‘TWEENS HALLOWEEN BUTTONS West Valley Library 2880 W. 3650 South, West Valley 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryWestValley.htm Make fun buttons and earn a $5 fine waiver or candy for attending. Oct. 4 at 3-5 p.m.

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Safe Haunts By Kimberly Carlson

Healthy Halloween Starts at Home I had the great fortune of interviewing Dr. Keith Kantor recently. Dr. Kantor holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, serves on the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Committee and is the author of What Matters. Dr. Kantor is passionate about teaching healthy lifestyles to families across the nation. He’s currently working on a children’s book that will help teach youngsters how to eat healthier. The conversation turned from nutrition itself to Halloween and all the unhealthiness it brings to the table. Dr. Kantor was kind enough to share an excerpt from one of his previous interviews for us. You can view the full interview on his website, drkeithkantor.com where he also has great nutritional tips and more. What are some healthy snack alternatives to Halloween candy? Halloween candy is typically processed full of dye, high fructose corn syrup and excessive amounts of sugar and other harmful preservatives. If you want to still give out candy go for the higher quality brands that are sweetened without high fructose corn syrup like Newman’s Own chocolate or Annie’s Organic fruit snacks. These companies typically have Halloween candy available during the season. The bottom line is sugar is sugar and both children and adults should not consume excessive amounts of [it] at all. Even the alternative organic brands should still only be consumed in moderation. With Halloween coming up, are there any strategies you would suggest to parents who want to curb Halloween excess beforehand? Don’t buy your candy until you are ready to pass it out, if you do buy it early hide it from your kids (and yourself) until Halloween day. Having a piece here and there the days leading up to Halloween can put you at risk for increased sugar cravings due to the fluctuating insulin levels from the extra sugar. 42 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

Is there a certain strategy you would recommend using with kids after Halloween? For example, some say limit the amount of sweets the child has each day or let them overdo it and then decide to curtail on their own or some even recommend that you throw some of the candy out (with or without the child’s knowledge). There are a couple of different strategies, tell your kids to pick out the candy that they do not like and donate it to school or church and then let them pick out 1-2 small pieces a day. If you do not want them to have the candy for a long period of time after Halloween then tell them the “Candy Fairy” came by to pick up the candy and left you a special toy to say thank you for giving her all of the candy. How can you get the most out of the trick-or-treating experience? WALK! It blows my mind that parents actually drive their kids from house to house to load up on sugary candy. At least make it a physical event for the entire family. Mom and dad should walk along with the trick-ortreaters. This will limit the amount of candy you will get, and it will physically tire the kids out as they should be tired after an exciting night of trick or treating. Don’t forget to dress them in a costume that allows for movement, running from door-to-door is a great form of exercise and should not be hindered by a costume that does not allow them to keep up with their friends. What are some of the best tips you know for curbing a sweet tooth? Try not to go too long without eating; being “famished” can cause you to eat anything in sight because you are looking to bring up your blood sugars from going too long without food. If you eat regularly and still get sugar cravings then make sure you are getting adequate healthy

fats and protein at each meal and snack. Avoid eating exclusively carbohydrates; examples of carbohydrate-only meals would be cereal, waffles, pasta, granola bars, etc. Examples of meals that are more balanced include an egg omelet with veggies and a side of steel cut oats [or] a grilled chicken salad with oil and vinegar dressing (full fat is always better than fat free, fat free tends to have excessive amounts of preservatives that will make you more hungry in the long run). Is it true that the more sugar we eat, the more we crave? If so, please explain how this works in the body. Yes, sugar sends your insulin levels up or “spike” and gives you a very temporary boost in energy and serotonin (the good mood hormone). Following the spike the insulin levels drop or “crash” and during that crash your body feels lethargic and will look for more energy typically from sugar. It is a vicious cycle for the metabolism. A spike and crash in insulin levels will cause your body to store body fat and if you consume sugar regularly for a prolonged period of time you may be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Do you propose moderation or elimination when it comes to sweets for kids? Kids are going to naturally enjoy sweets, I propose quality. Getting their sweet fix from fruits and other all natural sources like raw honey or nut butters should keep them happy without putting them at risk for any health problem. Eliminating foods that are processed with syrups is great, but allowing them all natural sugars is still okay in moderation.

What are some of the health risks of eating too many sweets? Poor mental focus or concentration, weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, to name a few. Do you advocate the “plate method” in deciding how much of what food groups kids should have each day? Yes, this is a perfect visual for children to use at each meal. Fill up half of their plate with fruits and vegetables (more veggies of course), a quarter of lean protein, and a quarter of high quality carbohydrates. What are some guidelines for some reasonable portion sizes? The size of your fist is a great guide, as children grow so does their fist. But, non-starchy vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc.) consumption is unlimited! I’ve heard it said that kids don’t need to eat as much as parents think they need during the course of the day. Do you find that’s true? Yes, if you let your children eat high quality foods until they are satisfied and when they are hungry you will see that they will eat exactly what their bodies need. We run into problems when kids are trained to finish their plate or they “hold out” because they are waiting for a sugary dessert. Encourage your kids to finish their vegetables and try to break the dessert habit. For more Halloween-healthy snack suggestions, visit our website, utahfamily. com, where we will feature different recipes, candy-alternatives and more for all the upcoming holidays.


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ZOMBIE MAKEUP FOR TEENS

West Valley Library 2880 W. 3650 South, West Valley 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryWestValley.htm Learn how to turn yourself into a zombie from a stage makeup artist. Oct. 11 at 3-5 p.m. Ages 13-18.

ANIME CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY Whitmore Library 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., Salt Lake City 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryWhitmore.htm

Come in costume and bring manga to swap,

watch a scary Halloweenie anime show, make a manga-style craft, and eat lots of treats. Earn a $5 fine waiver, free book or lots of candy for attending. Oct. 12 at 3:45-5:30 p.m.

AFTER HOURS GAMING HALLOWEEN PARTY Kearns Library 5350 S. 4220 West, Kearns 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryKearns.htm

Play online games with your friends after the library closes. Halloween treats provided. Registration required. Oct. 18 at 6:15-8:15 p.m. Ages 12-18.

SPOOKY SPA

Herriman Library 5380 W. Herriman Main St., Herriman 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryHerriman.htm Make your own spooky soap, frightening face mask, and scary lip gloss. All supplies provided. Oct. 22 at 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 12-18.

HAUNTED HOUSES Sandy Library 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy 801.943.4636

slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/librarySandy.htm Make your own gingerbread haunted house. Bring extra candy to add to your house. Games and prizes. Oct. 23 at 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 10-16.

FREAKY FUN FOR YOUNGER SPOOKS DECORATE YOUR OWN TRICK OR TREAT BAG Millcreek Community Library 2250 Evergreen Ave., Salt Lake City 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryMillcreek.htm

TEEN TRICK OR TREATING Taylorsville Library 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryTaylorsville.htm

Come decorate your own trick-or-treat bag. Registration is required. Oct. 14 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Grades K-6.

Come in costume, trick or treat and watch a special screening of When a Stranger Calls, rated PG-13. Oct. 30 at 6-8:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Ages 13+.

TEEN TRICK OR TREATING

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Hunter Library 4740 W. 4100 South, West Valley 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryHunter.htm Come in costume and have fun with face painting, crafts, games and prizes.

Magna Library 2675 S. 8950 West, Magna 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryMagna.htm

Oct. 24 at 4-5:30 p.m. For elementary-age kids.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Come in costume, trick or treat and watch a special screening of The Sixth Sense, rated PG-13. Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Ages 13+.

Sandy Library 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/librarySandy.htm

Get in the Halloween mood with games, prizes

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Wheeler Farm Presents:

PUMPKIN DAYS

Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze & Wagon Ride September 28th—October 31st Hours: Monday—Thursday 11AM to 8PM Friday—Saturday 11AM to 9PM Sunday 10AM—2PM

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 Admission Includes: entrance into the hay maze, wagon ride and a pumpkin.  Children ages 2 to 12: $7  Adults ages 13+: $9 (Under 2 free—NEW Toddler Hay Maze and wagon ride, per paying adult. Pumpkin: $5)

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Special Needs By Krystyann Krywko, Ed.D.

Bring the Fun Home: Making Halloween Accessible for Your Special Needs Child While the sights and sounds

Halloween festivities that

of Halloween can be exciting for

their children can participate

many children, some children

in. “Locations like churches

are completely overwhelmed by

and malls can be great places

the suspenseful music, cackling

to celebrate Halloween as

laughs, and grimacing skeletons

their celebrations tend to be

associated with the holiday.

a little less scary, and offer

For those children who

environments that the parent can

have some form of a sensory

control a little more easily to fit

processing challenge, such as

the needs of their child.”

children with autism, ADHD,

One way to have your child

developmental or speech and

and their friends participate

hearing delays the sights, sounds

in the ritual of Halloween is to

and smells of Halloween are

host your own Halloween party

difficult to absorb. “Children’s

taking into account the needs of

routines are disrupted, they

your child. You might decide to

are exposed to strange lights

host this party solo, or join with

and sounds, and costumes

a group of parents who are also

can be unfamiliar”, says Dr. Ari

looking for an alternative way to

Goldstein, Director of Cognitive Solutions Learning Center. “While the child might want to participate in the festivities, the uncertainties can lead to withdrawal and confusion.” “My daughter has a difficult

celebrate Halloween. When hosting a Halloween

sensitivities do children have to noise?

Decorations Halloween decorations don’t have to be focused on the scary or the macabre. Try decorating your house with orange and black decorations instead. This will create a festive atmosphere, but will not overwhelm.

Make Your Own Costumes can be tricky for children with sensory processing

party for children with special

challenges. Many do not feel

needs some things that

comfortable wearing masks,

are important to take into

or itchy costumes, and it can

consideration are:

also be difficult for children to understand the idea of “make-

enough time processing her daily

Accommodating Needs

believe”. Let parents know

experiences,” as a friend with an

What are the needs of your

that costumes are optional.

autistic daughter pointed out,

guests? Take time to find out

“celebrations such as Halloween

what the abilities of your guests

add an entire layer to the

are, this will help with all party

information that she needs to

planning from what food to

process and her challenges are

serve, to what games or activities

magnified.”

to play. What are the mobility

Paula Tobey, a special needs

needs of your guests? Do some

parenting coach, suggests that

rooms have to be rearranged to

her clients look for alternative

accommodate wheelchairs? What

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Consider having a craft station where children can make their own “costume”. Have children decorate either foam visors, or tagless cotton t-shirts.

Candy Might Be Dandy, But… For children who are on

monitored nutrition plans due to food allergies or sensitivities it can be difficult to navigate ingredients. Make sure to offer a variety of foods and stay away from some of the most common allergens such as peanuts or wheat. Again, check with parents to see if there are any specific food issues. There are numerous resources out there to help you think of alternatives, kidswithfoodallergies.org and nut-freemom.blogspot.com are two great places to start.

Quiet Time Set up a quiet area. Even with a well thought out party plan there will still be a time when a child simply needs to get away. Designate an area of your space as a quiet area. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy, as long as it is removed from the festivities. Try putting a couple of chairs in a bedroom and keeping the lights dim. Let other parents know there is a space where they can take their child when there is a need to regroup.


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HALLOWEEN BASH Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center 12830 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan 801.208.3101 recreation.rivertoncity.com/parks.html

An annual Halloween Bash with the RHS Drill Team Kids’ Carnival, costume contest, food, the search for the Great Pumpkin with lots of pumpkin seeds filled with toys and candy and more. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Some activities have a cost. Oct. 28 at 6-8 p.m. Ages 12 and under.

Aerial Arts with Darla’s Aerial Arts Learn Soccer with Soccer Shots Tumbling and Cheer with Peak Academy Learn to Ski with Brighton (NOT FREE)

Register at fit.utahfamily.com

Antelope Island State Park 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse 801.721.9569 stateparks.utah.gov/park/antelope-islandstate-park

Oct. 19 at 6-7:30 p.m. Park entrance fees apply. All ages.

Oct. 24 at 6:30-8 p.m.

Yoga with the YMCA Family Community Center

HALLOWEEN FUN ON ANTELOPE ISLAND

Oct. 24 at 4-5 p.m. For elementary-age children.

Have fun playing carnival games, going through the spook alley and more.

Dance with Children’s Ballet Theatre

PAID EVENTS

Join park staff for a fun evening to learn about spooky animals, a great Halloween sing-a-long and treats. Call to confirm your attendance.

Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center 5624 S. 4800 West, Kearns 801.943.4636 slco.org/recreation/kearns/index.html

return October 19th

Oct. 31 at 11 a.m.-noon. For ages 0-5 with a parent or caregiver.

and activities that will have you howling for more.

KEARNS REC CENTER HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Free Workshops

and a Halloween parade.

HALLOWEEN SING ALONG

Ruth Vine Tyler Library 8041 S. Wood St., Midvale 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryTyler.htm Learn some spooky Halloween tunes. Oct. 29 at 4-5 p.m. For elementary-age kids.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL FOR KIDS

WEST JORDAN PUMPKIN WALK

West Jordan Historical Museum 2053 W. 7800 South, West Jordan 801.568.0938 facebook.com/WJHSPumpkinWalk A fun-filled day of not-so-spooky events, games, family fun and more. Featuring a spooky cupcake walk and a costume contest at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at noon-3 p.m. $3/children, $2/adult and children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages.

HALLOWEEN ON ICE County Ice Center 5201 S. Murray Park Ln., Murray 385.468.1650 facebook.com/CountyIceCenter

Enjoy open skating for everyone, treats for kids in costume ages 12 and under, and a costume contest with lots of different categories and prizes. Oct. 25 at 8-10 p.m. $4/adults, $3.50/students, $0.50/5 and under, $2/skate rental. Come in costume for $1 off admission. All ages.

BOO AT THE ZOO

Hogle Zoo 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City 801.582.1631 hoglezoo.org Kids 12 and younger can come in costume to trick or treat at the zoo. Parking is limited so please carpool.

Kearns Library 5350 S. 4220 West, Kearns 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryKearns.htm

Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $12.75/adults, $9.75/seniors and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. All ages.

A fun, free Halloween carnival for children put on by the Kearns Junior High After-School Program and Kearns Library. Costumes encouraged, parental attendance required.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Oct. 30 at 4-5 p.m. Ages 5-12.

PRESCHOOL HALLOWEEN PARTY Kearns Library 5350 S. 4220 West, Kearns 801.943.4636 slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/libraryKearns.htm

Discovery Gateway 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City 801.456.5437 childmuseum.org

Get your little goblins, superheroes and fairies ready for a Halloween extravaganza. A scarefree party full of fun surprises and hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy. Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $8.50/age 1+, $6/ seniors. All ages.

Celebrate Halloween with stories, songs, treats

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar October 8 Tuesday Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Junior High Book Club: Book club for grades 7-9. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. After-School Adventures: Bring all the kids for a fun, educational, quality experience. Classes designed for grades 1-6. Perfect for siblings or friends. Registration $15, $10 for each additional sibling. Snack and materials included. Location and class theme at thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:10-4:55 p.m. Also at South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8:15 p.m. Registration required. Terrific Tuesday: Enjoy an evening of exciting family fun activities including arts and crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations and more. Free. Details at galecenter.org. This month is the Utah Youth Storytelling Showcase. Gale Center, 10300 S. Beckstead Ln., 6 p.m.

9 Wednesday

Dig Into Theatre: Watch Eric Jensen of Off Broadway Theatre transform himself from an actor into Frankenstein’s monster. He will tell funny and gently spooky stories and show the process an actor takes to become a character. Outside, weather permitting. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.

Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m. Noche De Familias/Family Night: Songs and stories for the whole family in English and in Spanish. Canciones y cuentos para toda la familia, en Inglés y Español. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Science Movie Night: Free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with science experts. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-8 p.m. 46 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

Play And Pretend: Play with the library’s toys and props with your children. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10 a.m.-noon.

Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities and action-packed fun geared for elementary age dudes. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m. Wild Wednesdays For Kids: A wacky and wild after-school activity just for kids aged 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m.

girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Club Wednesday: An after-school program for kids ages 6-11. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4:15-5 p.m. Dig Into Theatre: Watch Eric Jensen of Off Broadway Theatre transform himself from an actor into Frankenstein’s monster. He will tell funny and gently spooky stories and show the process an actor takes to become a character. Outside, weather permitting. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. La Hora Del Cuento: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Español y Inglés con cuentos, canciones y mas. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 7-7:40 p.m.

10 Thursday

Reading Adventures: An after-school program for grades K-2. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5 p.m.

Play And Pretend: Play with the library’s toys and props with your children. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10 a.m.-noon.

Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and

Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays,

songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science-themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Except Nov. 28. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11-11:30 a.m. After-School Club: A program for school aged children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5:15 p.m. Also at West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 4-5 p.m. Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Español y Inglés con cuentos, canciones y mas. West Jordan


Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Alice In Wonderland Jr.: Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the queen of Hearts at her own game. Tickets $7 at midvaletheatre.com. Midvale Main St. Theatre, 7711 S. Main St., 7 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at utahfilmcenter.org. Watch The Short Game, not rated. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7 p.m.

11 Friday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at slcpl.org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-3:45 p.m. Friday Fun: Fun games, crafts and more. Elementary ages. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Magic Treehouse Book Club: Talk about books, learn cool facts, and do other fun activities. Ages 7 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 4-5 p.m. Friday Fun For Kids At The King’s: Enjoy a special storytime for kids ages 4-6. A fun activity and snack are included. Registration and a $6 fee required, call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4 p.m. Late Night With Rex: Explore the museum on a guided tour and test your dino knowledge on a scavenger hunt, see a 3D Mammoth Screen movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo-fossil talk and participate in four fun paleontology classes. Must be 8 years or older to stay without an adult. Pre-registration required. $30/person. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 6-10 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at slas.us/calendar.asp. From dusk to 11 p.m. Harmon’s Midvale, 7755 S. 700 East, 7 p.m. Alice In Wonderland Jr.: Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the queen of Hearts at her own

game. Tickets $7 at midvaletheatre.com. Midvale Main St. Theatre, 7711 S. Main St., 7 p.m. University Of Utah Choirs Fall Showcase: Join the U of U Chamber Choir and A Cappella for an evening of exquisite singing. $10/adults, $6/students, seniors, U of U faculty and staff. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Cir., 7:30 p.m.

12 Saturday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at slcpl.org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate Our Anniversary: View live hawks, eagles, owls and more, win door prizes, meet conservation groups, crafts for kids and more. Light snacks and refreshments provided. All ages welcome. Free. Wild About Birds Nature Center, 1986 N. Hill Field Rd. #7B, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sensory School Age Fun: Special needs program for older children and teens. Siblings welcome. Parental attendance required. Ages 6-18. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:25 a.m. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Culture Crafts: Kids ages 6-12 are invited to learn about a country, its culture, facts, fables, and folklore, and make a fun craft. Registration required by calling 801-5948623. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Ring Around The Rose: Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. $5/3 and up, 2 and under, free. Tablado Flamenco, learn all about the rhythms and movements of this Latin inspired dance with the artists of Tablado. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 11 a.m.

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ADHD Awareness Day: Live entertainment, a magic act, Dazzy Dogzz, One Voice Children’s choir and more. Info will be handed out about ADHD, therapists and other institutions will be present as a resource to parents with ADHD children. Info at micheleweeks.net. Draper Amphitheater, 944 E. Vestry Rd., 1-5 p.m. Hands-On Learning: Reinforce literacy skills and group participation while creating a story. Use Story Cubes to write a story as a group. Ages 6-10. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 1 p.m. Also at Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 2 p.m. West Jordan Senior Center Harmonica

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Band: Enjoy fun tunes on the harmonica. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2-2:30 p.m. Second Saturday Crafts: Craft-time fun. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2-3 p.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Family Art Saturday: Children of all ages and their adult companions explore exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 2-4 p.m. Star Party At Antelope Island: Join members of the Ogden Astronomical Society in White Rock Bay. Flashlights must have a red filter over them. Weather permitting. Park entrance fees apply. Info at 801-721-9569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 6-10 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at slas.us/calendar.asp. This is international observe the moon night. From dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 7 p.m. Alice In Wonderland Jr.: Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the queen of Hearts at her own game. Tickets $7 at midvaletheatre.com. Midvale Main St. Theatre, 7711 S. Main St., 7 p.m.

13 Sunday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at slcpl. org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-5 p.m. Sundays At 7: Presented by University of Utah’s School of Music. Pianist Jeffrey Price will transport listeners with the lush music of Chopin and Scriabin. Free. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. 48 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

14 Monday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at slcpl.org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Natural History Museum Of Utah Free Admission: Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, admission to the Museum is free this day. Strongly recommended to reserve tickets in advance. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Home-School Club: This club is for kids ages 5-12 who are being home-schooled. Call 801-264-2587 to register. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 1-2 p.m. Phun With Physics: Energetic and interactive live physics demonstrations will reveal science at work to both kids and adults. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 1:30 p.m. Make And Take Craft: Scare your friends with a silly jumbo spider that bounces. Ages 3-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-8 p.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Despicable Me, rated PG. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Wizard of Oz, rated G. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8:15 p.m. Family Game Night: Challenge your family to a game. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. POW! Marc Tyler Nobleman: Meet Marc Tyler Nobleman, the author of the super books Boys of Steel, The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder, The Secret Co-creator of Batman, along with 70 other books for young readers. For all ages. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8:30 p.m.

15 Tuesday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at slcpl.org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool

programs are designed for kids ages 3-5. $6/child-adult pair, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Movin’ And Groovin’: Dance, move and rock out with Miss Carolyn. Especially for young kids. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Make And Take Craft: Make a paper strip pumpkin. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2-7 p.m. Millcreek Chess Club: Chess for all ages. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 3-5 p.m. Junior High Book Club: Book club for grades 7-9. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:15 p.m. Also at West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.; Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8 p.m.; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.; South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Registration required.

16 Wednesday Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool programs are designed for kids ages 3-5. $6/child-adult pair, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Play And Pretend: Play with the library’s toys and props with your children. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10 a.m.-noon. National Fossil Day: Journey millions of years into the past and catch a glimpse of life on our planet when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Participate in lots of different activities. $10/adults, $8/children and seniors, free/members. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Storytime Break Free Play: Break from regular storytime with free play time. Play with toys and puppets or enjoy a coloring sheet. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10-11:55 a.m. Movin’ And Groovin’: Dance, move and rock out with Miss Carolyn. Especially for young kids. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for

boys ages 7-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. Kidz Club: A different focus each time. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-4:40 p.m. Game On: Play video games, board games, card games and more. Grades K-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m. Dig Into Theatre: Watch Eric Jensen of Off Broadway Theatre transform himself from an actor into Frankenstein’s monster. He will tell funny and gently spooky stories and show the process an actor takes to become a character. Outside, weather permitting. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 7 p.m.

17 Thursday Play And Pretend: Play with the library’s toys and props with your children. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10 a.m.-noon. Kids Club: A great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. The South Towne Center teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Details at mallkidsclub.com/southtownecenter. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10 a.m. Storytime Break Free Play: Break from regular storytime with free play time. Play with toys and puppets or enjoy a coloring sheet. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10-11:55 a.m. Movin’ And Groovin’: Dance, move and rock out with Miss Carolyn. Especially for young kids. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Movement And Music: Bring the kids for some fun movin’ and groovin’. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. After-School Adventures: Bring all the kids for a fun, educational, quality experience. Classes designed for grades 1-6. Perfect for siblings or friends. Registration $15, $10 for each


additional sibling. Snack and materials included. Location and class theme at thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.; Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.; Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m.

18 Friday Make And Take Craft: Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10-11 a.m. Pet Super Adoption: Hundreds of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies and even rabbits will be available at the largest adoption event in Utah presented by Best Friends Animal Society. Roughly 800 adoptable animals will be available from around 20 shelters and rescues. Info at bestfriends.org. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, noon-7 p.m. Hogwarts Potions Class: Dress as your favorite character for an adventure with real life science and magical potions. Ages 8 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-2 p.m. Scientist In The Spotlight: What is it really like to be a scientist? Meet local researchers and explore current science through hands-on activities and demonstration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-5 p.m.

19 Saturday Sun Party: Explore the closest star with special telescopes that allow for safe viewing of the sun. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at slas.us/ calendar.asp. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Pet Super Adoption: Hundreds of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies and even rabbits will be available at the largest adoption event in Utah presented by Best Friends Animal Society. Roughly 800 adoptable animals will be available from round 20 shelters and rescues. Info at bestfriends.org. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Read To The Dogs: Read to a gentle and well-trained intermountain therapy animals R.E.A.D. dog. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Cozy Cat Afternoon: Kids practice

reading to a fuzzy friend in a nonthreatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 1-3 p.m. Third Saturdays: Free activities for families. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Wallace and Gromit, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, rated G. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3-4:30 p.m. Murray Symphony Orchestra: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. $6/GA, ages 10 under free. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7:30 p.m.

20 Sunday Pet Super Adoption: Hundreds of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies and even rabbits will be available at the largest adoption event in Utah presented by Best Friends Animal Society. Roughly 800 adoptable animals will be available from round 20 shelters and rescues. Info at bestfriends.org. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

21 Monday Little Naturalists: Learn about and explore the natural world with a naturethemed book, activity and craft. Ages 3-5. Reservations appreciated: 435-252-3576 or sally.upton@usu.edu. $2/family. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 6-7 p.m. Read The Book, Watch The Movie: Read and watch The Witches, rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Fun Flicks: It’s movie night. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs and fun with or without your jammies. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-7:45 p.m.

22 Tuesday Music And Movement: Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Come prepared to

move. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Terrific Tuesday Make And Take: Make a fun craft. Ages 4-5 with an adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:40 a.m. Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. LEGO Crew: Have fun with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and books. Grades 1-6. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: This mother/ daughter (or other caring adult) book club is for girls ages 7-9. Enjoy lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

23 Wednesday Music And Movement: Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Come prepared to move. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wonderful Wednesday Make And Take: Make a fun craft. Ages 4-5 with an adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1111:40 a.m. Kids Create: Create and construct beyond your wildest imagination. Grades K-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

24 Thursday Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science-themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Except Nov. 28. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11-11:30 a.m. LEGO Crew: Have fun with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and books. Grades 1-6. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5 p.m. R.O.C.K. Community Education Class: Learn about gems, minerals and rock collecting with a gold prospecting class starting at 7 p.m. Cottonwood High School, 5715 S. 1300 East, 5-8:30 p.m.

Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Español y Inglés con cuentos, canciones y mas. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m.

25 Friday Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4-5 p.m.; Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-4:45 p.m.; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-4:45 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 4 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at slas.us/calendar.asp. From dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 7 p.m.

26 Saturday Move And Groove Storytime: Dance, laugh, play and move at this movement storytime. Ages 2-7 with a participating adult. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Junior Ranger, Big, Burly Bison: Learn all about bison, the largest animal on the island. Geared towards children ages 6-12 but anyone is welcome. Info at 801-7219569. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 11 a.m.-noon. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going, slas.us/calendar.asp. From dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 7 p.m.

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar educational evening for family members of all ages to experience art. Tour the gallery, talk to artists about current exhibits and do a hands-on art activity you can take home. Light refreshments will be served. Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

29 Tuesday Science Behind The Magic: A night of potions, crawly and cuddly creatures and other magical mysteries. Celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day by participating in all kinds of magicthemed experiments and learn about the science behind them. All ages. Info at swanerecocenter.org. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 6 p.m. Ready Race LEGOs: Use your imagination to build a car out of LEGOs and then race it down a track. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m.

31 Thursday Kids’ Afternoon At The Movies: Kids can enjoy a movie on the big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. Watch Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-6:15 p.m.

November 1 Friday Working Of The Bison: Watch as veterinarians and state park wildlife biologists weigh, vaccinate and conduct various health tests on each bison to determine the herd’s health. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Teddy Bear Storytime: Wear your pajamas, bring your teddy bears, and get ready to enjoy stories, fingerplays and songs with your stuffed animal. Teddy treats after. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Superhero Buttons And Bookmarks: Get ready for the movie release of Thor, The Dark World by making a superhero button or bookmark. Taylorsville High School, 5225 S. Redwood Rd., 10:3011:30 a.m. Dia De Los Muertos: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with music, stories, crafts, traditional folk dancers, food and unique sights and sounds of this much-loved holiday. $7/adults, free/12 and under and members. Located in the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, noon-9 p.m. 50 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

Scientist In The Spotlight: What is it really like to be a scientist? Meet local researchers and explore current science through hands-on activities and demonstration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Wasatch Rails: Utah’s model train show includes 3 floors of operating modular layouts. Tickets $5 and free parking. Info at wasatchrails.com. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 3-8 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Monsters University, rated G. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 4-5:30 p.m.

2 Saturday Working Of The Bison: Watch as veterinarians and state park wildlife biologists weigh, vaccinate and conduct various health tests on each bison to determine the herd’s health. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wasatch Rails: Utah’s model train show includes 3 floors of operating modular layouts. Tickets $5 and free parking. Info at wasatchrails.com. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. National Game Day: Go to the library to play different types of games. There will be a huge board game library to choose from with plenty of tables so bring the whole family. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dia De Los Muertos: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with music, stories, crafts, traditional folk dancers, food and unique sights and sounds of this much-loved holiday. $7/adults, free/12 and under and members. Located in the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Combined Storytime: Stories, songs and action rhymes that contribute to your child’s reading readiness. Ages 5 and under with an adult. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11 a.m.-noon. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dog Day Afternoons: Children practice reading with therapy animals in a positive, non-threatening, fun environment. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-2:30 p.m. Also at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1-2:30 p.m.

Crafternoons: A monthly social and crafting event for children. New craft projects taught each month and all supplies provided. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 2-3 p.m. Cuentame Cuentos: Stories and fun for the whole family, presented in Spanish. Historias y diversion para toda la familia, presentado en Español. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 2 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Day Of The Dead Celebration & Exhibit: A community event recognizing this significant and expressive Mexican holiday. Food, crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Free and family-friendly. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 6-9 p.m.

Murray Concert Band: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Free. Hillcrest Jr. High, 126 East 5300 S., 7:30 p.m.

3 Sunday Wasatch Rails: Utah’s model train show includes 3 floors of operating modular layouts. Tickets $5 and free parking. Info at wasatchrails.com. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Imago ZooZoo: Internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions. Featuring penguins, anteaters, frogs, rabbits, polar bears, bug eyes and a few surprises, this show combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets $15/GA, $30/reserved at ecclescenter.org. Eccles Center in Park City, 1750 Kearns Blvd., 6 p.m.

4 Monday Little Naturalists: Learn about and explore the natural world with a naturethemed book, activity and craft. Ages 3-5. Reservations appreciated: 435-252-3576 or sally.upton@usu.edu. $2/family. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Holladay Hop ‘N Harmonies: Movement and music with a short storybreak. Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. All ages welcome. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:1510:45 a.m. Book Baby: Books, songs, fingerplays and fun for babies from birth to age 2. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:3011:15 a.m. Movie And A Craft: Kids enjoy a short

movie and a craft at the end. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Junior High Book Club: Book club for grades 7-9. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. LEGO League: Bring your mad LEGO skills and create your own masterpiece using our LEGOS. Ages 3-12. Kids 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult over age 18. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Night Storytime: Enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts and other related activities. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-7 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Super Buddies, rated G. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6-8 p.m. Family Game Night: Challenge your family to a game. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Lefty Caress Magic Show: Magic, juggling and more. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 7-8:30 p.m.

5 Tuesday Library Explorers: Explore a new topic each month through books and fun handson activities. Ages 5-7. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:15-5 p.m. Pokemon/Bakugan Club: Play Pokemon, Bakugan, LEGOs, whatever. Bring your own game pieces. 8 yrs. and older, please. Under 12 yrs. old must be with a caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.

6 Wednesday A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:1511:15 a.m. Storytime Play Hour: Play and have fun until the storytime session begins. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Music And Movement: Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Come prepared to move. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yarn Club: Fun for all experience levels and ages. Bring your own supplies. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-6 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour


of the best of the museum lasts about 30 mins. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 6:30 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs and fun with or without your jammies. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:45 p.m.

7 Thursday Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading With Rapunzel: Read, dance, sing and play games with one of your favorite princesses. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids’ Afternoon At The Movies: Kids can enjoy a movie on the big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-6:15 p.m. The Amazing Wesleydini: You won’t believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton performs wondrous feats of magic sure to impress magic lovers of all ages. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4 p.m.

8 Friday Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-3:45 p.m. Also at Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-4:45 p.m. Friday Fun: Fun games, crafts and more. Elementary ages. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Magic Treehouse Book Club: Talk about books, learn cool facts, and do other fun activities. Ages 7 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 4-5 p.m. Friday Fun For Kids At The King’s: Enjoy a special storytime for kids ages 4-6. A fun activity and snack are included. Registration and a $6 fee are required, call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4 p.m. Late Night With Rex: Explore the museum on a guided tour and test your Dino knowledge on a scavenger hunt, see a 3D Mammoth Screen movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo fossil talk and participate in four fun paleontology classes. Must be 8 years or older to stay without an adult. Pre-registration required. $30/person. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 6 p.m.

9 Saturday All About Baby Expo And Toddler Festival: All things baby including baby fashion, health, pregnancy, toys, birth education and more. Info at allaboutbabyexpo.com. Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center St. Garden Adventures: Saturday kids’ classes that focus on a different garden topic and generally include a hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/

non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Adopt A Native Elder: The annual Navajo and rug show and sale includes the sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts throughout the day in addition to entertainment. Admission is $5 or a canned food donation. Schedule of events at deervalley.com. Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sensory School Age Fun: Special needs program for older children and teens. Siblings welcome. Parental attendance required. Ages 6-18. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:25 a.m. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Culture Crafts: Kids ages 6-12 are invited to learn about a country, its culture, facts, fables, and folklore, and make a fun craft. Registration required by calling 801-5948623. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Ring Around The Rose: Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. $5/3 and up, 2 and under, free. Tanner Dance, celebrate the art of modern dance as some of Utah’s most talented young dancers take the stage. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 11 a.m. Second Saturday Crafts: Craft-time fun. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2-3 p.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Family Art Saturday: Children of all ages and their adult companions explore exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 2-4 p.m.

from Hogle Zoo, all military personnel, veterans and their immediate family (spouse and any children 18 and under) will receive free admission to the Zoo. Show your military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification to receive free admission. All day. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. Veteran’s Day Program: Join in honoring those who have served and are currently serving our country with a patriotic program and performance by the Riverton Jazz Band. Free and for all ages. Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center, 12830 S. Redwood Rd., 6:30 p.m.

12 Tuesday Terrific Tuesday Make And Take: Make a fun craft. Ages 4-5 with an adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:40 a.m. A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 1:30-2 p.m. Drop-In Craft: Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2-7 p.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:10-4:55 p.m. Top Speed Derby: Race Hot Wheels cars down the 26-foot long, 4-lane racetrack equipped with an electronic eye to determine winner standings. For gradeschool kids. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m. Noche De Familias/Family Night: Songs and stories for the whole family in English and in Spanish. Canciones y cuentos para toda la familia, en Inglés y Español. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8:15 p.m. Science Movie Night: Free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with science experts. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-9 p.m.

10 Sunday

13 Wednesday

Adopt A Native Elder: The annual Navajo and rug show and sale includes the sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts throughout the day in addition to entertainment. Admission is $5 or a canned food donation. Schedule of events at deervalley.com. Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:1511:15 a.m.

11 Monday

Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors.

Salute Our Military Day: This day is in honor of our armed forces. As a thank you

Storytime Play Hour: Play and have fun until the storytime session begins. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1111:45 a.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities and action-packed fun geared for elementary age dudes. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m. Wild Wednesdays For Kids: A wacky and wild after-school activity just for kids aged 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. Kidz Club: A different focus each time. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-4:30 p.m. Reading Adventures: An after-school program for grades K-2nd. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5 p.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Club Wednesday: An after-school program for kids ages 6-11. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4:15-5 p.m. La Hora Del Cuento: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Español y Inglés con cuentos, canciones y mas. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 7-7:40 p.m.

14 Thursday Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science-themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 1111:30 a.m. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-4:45 p.m. After-School Club: A program for school aged children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 4-5 p.m. Also at South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4:30-5:45 p.m. Registration required. Murray High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Arts Pass. See Suessical. $6/students, $7/GA in advance, $8/GA at the door. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Searching for Sugar Man, rated PG-13. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7 p.m.

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Fit Family By Kimberly Carlson

Ready, Set, Snow! When to teach your child to ski or snowboard and what to expect My son (now 12) has always

excitement towards it, others

loved the snow. In fact, he loves

see a video or a picture of a skier

it so much he will shovel my

and they’re interested. Novak

driveway with nary a complaint!

went over a few of the essential

When he was six years old, he

things you should know before

expressed an interest in skiing, so we took him on the slopes and he’s been an avid skier ever since. My daughter (now 9) enjoys skiing as well, but not as much as her brother. She wanted to snowboard, but at the age of 7 found it to be too difficult. So, what age is a good age to start skiing/snowboarding? “Well, the short answer is: it varies,” said Bill Novak, Snowsports Operations Director at Brighton Ski Resort. Brighton Resort loves serving Utah families and sharing their love of snow-sports. “Our passion is teaching the sport we love,” said Novak, and Brighton wants everyone to love it as much as they do – when they’re ready to.

When are they ready?

lift the other and do the same. If

in it – get a feel for the equipment

they can follow your instructions, lift each leg, count and not fall over? They’re ready!

and be comfortable moving

They’re ready …now what? Even if you or your spouse never hit the slopes, you can

around in it. One idea is to have them put on the gear and stomp around on the carpet or grass. This will help familiarize them with the heavy boots and skis and will help them get accustomed to the balance of wearing the equipment

still send your child to ski/

before they get on the snow.

snowboarding classes. All the

Make a game of it, play Follow The

ski resorts in Utah offer them.

Leader or Simon Says. Make it as

At Brighton, you can receive a

fun as possible,” recommended

private lesson for children as

Novak.

young as 2 years of age. Their

It’s a good idea to have your

most popular class however is the

child wear a couple of layers of

Little Rippers class for ages 4-7.

clothing, so they can take a layer

Novak recommends you consider

off or put a layer on as they get

sending your child up the slopes

a multi-week class for both

hot/cold throughout the day.

this winter. First and foremost, if

snowboarding and skiing.

And find a good pair of ski socks

your child mentions a desire to ski

“While some kids can pick up

– don’t have your child wear

or snowboard, show enthusiasm!

skiing and snowboarding by the

multiple socks that can bunch

Ask questions and try to gauge

end of the first lesson, most kids 7

up in the boots and cut off their

their commitment level. When

and under will be able to ski down

circulation. Make sure they have

my daughter first expressed an

a beginner slope under control

waterproof mittens or gloves,

interest I thought it was a passing

in a couple of days. Since the

appropriate head gear and a full

fancy, so although I didn’t dismiss

snowboarding learning curve is

stomach. Lastly – have them use

it, I waited to see if she’d bring it

longer for kids 7 and under, most

the restroom right before classes

up again (on her own) before we

kids will be able to snowboard

begin. Trust me, you’ll be glad you

committed to it.

independently and in control

did and so will they.

“A child that has one or both parents and possibly an older sibling already hitting the slopes is going to be much more excited about learning it for themselves – and at a much younger age,” explained Novak. Then there’s the physical signs that your child is ready to ski/ snowboard. Your child needs to

down a beginner slope in about 2

“We want your child to be safe

to 5 days,” Novak said. Plus, if you

and have fun learning. If both of

sign up your little one for a multi-

these things are accomplished,

week class s/he will have the same

your child will learn to ski or

instructors and peers throughout

snowboard,” assured Novak.

that week, which helps your little

To learn more about Brighton

one feel comfortable in his/her surroundings.

And Don’t Forget…

and their schools, please visit BrightonResort.com. For more great tips on skiing, snowboarding and many more types of winter

be able to balance on each foot

“Before the first day of ski/

fun, please visit our website,

skiing or snowboarding, it’s time

independently for a few seconds

utahfamily.com as we will be

to go! Some kids are motivated

without toppling over. Have them

snowboarding school, we recommend you let your child try on the ski gear and play around

Once a child is excited about

by their older siblings’ or parents’

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lift one leg and count to five, then

posting new articles, advice and blog posts about winter fun.


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar 10100 Petunia Way, 10-11 a.m.

Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show: With over 400 booths to shop and visit, this is the largest holiday gift show in Utah. This year there is an Artists in Action area, a large specialty food section, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. $10.50/adults, free/under 13. South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Scientist In The Spotlight: What is it really like to be a scientist? Meet local researchers and explore current science through hands-on activities and demonstration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-5 p.m. Murray High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Arts Pass. See Suessical. $6/students, $7/GA in advance, $8/GA at the door. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

16 Saturday National Game Day: Go to the library to play different types of games. All day. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South. Scout Saturdays: Help fill requirements for scouting badges. 9 a.m. is native and invasive plants and animals, 10 a.m. is conservation, and 11 a.m. is venomous reptiles. $5/scout. 801-621-7595 for more info and to register groups of 5 or more. Minimum of 5 required to hold class. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9 a.m. Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show: With over 400 booths to shop and visit, this is the largest holiday gift show in Utah. This year there is an Artists in Action area, a large specialty food section, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. $10.50/adults, free/under 13. South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Read To The Dogs: Read to a gentle and well-trained intermountain therapy animals R.E.A.D. dog. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11-11:30 a.m. Cozy Cat Afternoon: Kids practice 54 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

reading to a fuzzy friend in a nonthreatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 1-3 p.m.

Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 6-7 p.m.

wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Third Saturdays: Free activities for families. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Monsters University, rated G. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8:15 p.m.

Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m.

Family Craft Night: Crafty fun for families. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.

Thanksgiving Storytime: A special storytime for children. For ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m.

Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Kid Flix Mix 2013/2014, not rated. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3-4:30 p.m. Murray High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Arts Pass. See Suessical. $6/students, $7/GA in advance, $8/GA at the door. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

17 Sunday Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show: With over 400 booths to shop and visit, this is the largest holiday gift show in Utah. This year there is an Artists in Action area, a large specialty food section, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. $10.50/adults, free/under 13. South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Murray High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Arts Pass. See Suessical. $6/students, $7/GA in advance, $8/GA at the door. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

18 Monday Little Naturalists: Learn about and explore the natural world with a naturethemed book, activity and craft. Ages 3-5. Reservations appreciated: 435-252-3576 or sally.upton@usu.edu. $2/family. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Book Baby: Books, songs, fingerplays and fun for babies from birth to age 2. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:3011:15 a.m. Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Junior High Book Club: Book club for grades 7-9. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Fun Flicks: It’s movie night. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-7:45 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs and fun with or without your jammies. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-7:45 p.m. Murray High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Arts Pass. See Suessical. $6/students, $7/GA in advance, $8/GA at the door. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

19 Tuesday Thanksgiving Storytime: A special storytime for children. Ages 5 and under. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thanksgiving Storytime: A special storytime for children. For ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:15 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.; Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8 p.m.; South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Registration required. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-7:45 p.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: This mother/ daughter (or other caring adult) book club is for girls ages 7-9. Enjoy lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

20 Wednesday Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and

Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. Game On: Play video games, board games, card games and more. Grades K-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m.; Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.; Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m.

21 Thursday Kids Club: A great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. The South Towne Center teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Details at mallkidsclub.com/southtownecenter. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Storytime: A special storytime for children. For ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Toddler Make And Take: Make a fun craft. Ages 2-3 with an adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m.


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.; Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.; Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m.; West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m.

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27 Wednesday

Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool programs are designed for kids ages 3-5. $6/child-adult pair, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Cottonwood High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. See Tarzan. Tickets $9. Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 E., 7 p.m.

Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Feast With Beasts: Watch zookeepers give food-based enrichment to various animals, from turkey shaped piñatas to pumpkins for the animals to stomp, roll, drop and chomp. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-noon.

22 Friday Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:3011:15 a.m. Book Dudes: An after-school program for boys ages 7-11. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4-5 p.m. Also at Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-4:45 p.m. Cottonwood High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. See Tarzan. Tickets $9. Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 E., 7 p.m.

23 Saturday Move And Groove Storytime: Dance, laugh, play and move at this movement storytime. Ages 2-7 with a participating adult. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Thanksgiving Storytime: A special storytime for children. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Turkey Has A Terrible Temper: Family puppet show. Tuffy Turkey has a problem with his temper and every time he gets mad, his tail feathers start turning colors. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 2-3 p.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Despicable Me 2, rated PG. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m. Read The Book, Watch The Movie: Read and watch Bridge to Terabithia, rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Cottonwood High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. See Tarzan. Tickets $9. Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 E., 7 p.m. Family Art Night: A free, fun and educational evening for family members of all ages to experience art. Tour the gallery, talk to artists about current exhibits and do a hands-on art activity you can take home. Light refreshments served. Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

26 Tuesday Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool programs are designed for kids ages 3-5. $6/child-adult pair, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Terrific Tuesday: Enjoy an evening of exciting family fun activities including arts and crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations and more. Free. Details at galecenter.org. This month is Thanksgiving History and Customs. Gale Center, 10300 S. Beckstead Ln., 6 p.m.

28 Thursday

American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m.

29 Friday Molly Mouse’s Sugar Plum Debut: The ballet is performed to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet by dancers ranging in age from 8-18 yrs. Beautifully handcrafted costumes and colorful sets make this mouse-size performance a holiday treat for all ages. Tickets $15/adults, $12/ students, $5/14 mos.-4 yrs. at arttix.org. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 1 and 6 p.m.

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Marvelous Monday: Books, fingerplays, poetry, music and fun. Kids of all ages and a participating adult. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Music In Motion: Have fun with nursery rhymes. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m. and noon. Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3:30-4 p.m. Monday Night Family Night: See and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet. Watch an animal feeding at 7 p.m. $5/age 13 and up, $3/seniors 65+ and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 5-8 p.m. Family Game Night: Enjoy an evening with your family and friends with board, card and party games. Great for all ages. Fongo Bongo Games, 1751 W. 12600 South, 6-9 p.m.

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Tuesdays

Mondays Ready, Set, Move: Move to the beat in this program full of music and movement for ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Except Oct. 21 and 28. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Oct.

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LEGO Crew: Have fun with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and books. Grades 1-6. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m.

Book Baby: Books, songs, fingerplays and fun for babies from birth to age 2. Except Oct. 28. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Oct.

Cottonwood High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. See Tarzan. Tickets $9. Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 E., 7 p.m.

Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m.

Baby And Me Storytime: Rhymes, books, music and fun. Newborn to 24 mos. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Runs through Oct.

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Tiny Tot Tales: Storytime for toddlers and babies. Participating grown-up must accompany child. Registration required. Ages 3 mos.-3 yrs. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. Runs through Oct. and Nov. 18-25.

Molly Mouse’s Sugar Plum Debut: The ballet is performed to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet by dancers ranging in age from 8-18 yrs. Beautifully handcrafted costumes and colorful sets make this mouse-size performance a holiday treat for all ages. Tickets $15/adults, $12/ students, $5/14 mos.-4 yrs. at arttix.org. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 1 and 6 p.m.

Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m.

Cottonwood High School Musical: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. See Tarzan. Tickets $9. Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 E., 7 p.m.

Gotta Move: An active program for young children combining music and movement with a story break. All ages welcome. Except Nov. 11. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11 a.m.

Family Night At The Library: Familyoriented events that are fun for all ages. Except Nov. 11. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m.

Family Storytime: Enjoy fun stories and a craft. All ages invited. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10-10:45 a.m. Runs through Oct. CUAC Art Workshop Ages 3-5: While creating original works of art, kids will learn about essential art principles of color, line, shape, texture and light. Each week will present a new experience and new info. No registration necessary. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m. Runs through Oct. 8. Mommy And Me Play Group: Fun activities, games and snacks for ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. Free. Granite Community Center, 2500 S. State, 10-11:30 a.m. Storytime Station: Stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 with an adult. Free tickets available 15 min. before


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar starting times. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Runs through Oct.

Baby And Me Storytime: Rhymes, books, music and fun. Newborn to 24 mos. Except Oct. 15, 22 and Nov. 5. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m. Baby Bookworm: Nursery rhymes, finger plays and fun with books. Ages 6-18 mos. Except Nov. 5. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Combined Storytime: Stories, songs and action rhymes that contribute to your child’s reading readiness. Ages 5 and under with an adult. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Oct. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Open to all children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Runs Oct. 1-15 and Nov. 12-26. Also at West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Except Oct. 15, 22 and Nov. 5. Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Oct. 17. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Oct. Be A Bookworm Storytime: Books, fingerplays, poetry, music and a fun craft. Preschoolers and a participating adult. No registration required. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Runs through Oct.

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Tuesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m.

Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 10 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m.

Pottery Barn Book Club: Weekly storytime for all ages. Members receive an official Book Club Card and will receive a special gift after attending five storytimes. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 11-11:30 a.m. Time For Tots: Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills during this session. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Toddler Time: For children ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. with a caregiver. Except Nov. 5. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-16 and Nov. 6-20. A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 1:30-2 p.m. Runs through Oct. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1:30-2 p.m. Runs through Oct.

Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-18 and Nov. 5-22.

After-School Club: Something new each week with crafts, games and fun. For elementary-age kids. Except Oct. 15 and Nov. 12. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 4-5 p.m.

Wee Read: Storytime time fun for little ones 3 and under. A grown up must attend and participate. Except Oct. 29. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:35-11 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-22.

CUAC Art Workshop Ages 5+: While creating original works of art, kids will learn about essential art principles of color, line, shape, texture and light. Each week will present a new experience and new info. No registration necessary. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m. Runs through Oct. 8.

Terrific Tuesday Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Ages 4-5 with an adult. Except Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:40 a.m. Runs through Nov. 19.

Wednesdays

Storytime Fun: Stories, activities and crafts geared toward preschoolers, but all children are welcome. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 11-11:45 a.m.

Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10-10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Also at Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W.

Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.; Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 11

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Toddler Time: Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for ages 1-3. Child must be accompanied by an adult willing to participate. Except Oct. 16 and Nov. 27. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10, 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Activities geared for ages 3-5, but everyone is welcome. Except Oct. 9 and 16. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cuddle Time: Songs, nursery rhymes and fun times in a storytime for babies up to 2 1/2 yrs. with an adult. Learn ways to help your child be ready to read when the time comes. 15-min. storytime followed by 15-min. playtime. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m. Runs through Oct. Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through Oct. Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs Nov. 1-14. A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:1511:15 a.m. Runs through Oct. Alphabetters Storytime: Designed for preschoolers and pre-readers ages 4-5. Features stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult willing to participate. Except Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and 27. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Open to all children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-16 and Nov. 13-27. Also at West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Except Oct. 16 and 23. Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Oct. 17. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Oct. Preschool Storytime: Stories, music, activities and crafts. Ages 3-5. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Nov. 20. Preschool Power Play: Engage your

child’s imagination with the power of play. Enjoy an open play session with other children, fun toys and activities. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Runs through Nov. 13. Storytime For Everyone: Stories, songs and fun for all ages. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11 a.m. Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-16 and Nov. 6-20. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 11 a.m.-noon. Runs through Oct. Wonderful Wednesday Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Ages 4-5 with an adult. Except Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1111:40 a.m. Runs through Nov. 20. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Runs Nov. 1-14. Music And Movement: A lively and noisy hour aimed at toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers to explore a variety of musical instruments, dances, songs and fantastic books. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Wonderful Wednesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 11 a.m. Creative Kids: Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with a variety of materials, including paint, clay, and glue. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Storytime Station: Stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 with an adult. Free tickets available 15 min. before starting times. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Runs through Oct. Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Runs Oct. 1-16 and Nov. 6-20. Wild Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, learn about a different animal. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 3:45-4:15 p.m.


After-School Club: A program for school aged children. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5 p.m. Runs through Oct. After-School Club: Something new each week with crafts, games and fun. For elementary-age kids. Grades K-5th. Registration required. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 4-5 p.m. Wednesday Crafts: For kids of all ages and their families. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m. Also at Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Magna Chess Club: For children, teens and adults. Children under 12 need to be with a responsible adult. No registration necessary. Everyone welcome from beginners to masters. Except Nov. 27. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4:308:30 p.m.

Thursdays Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Except Nov. 28. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 1010:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m. Also at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Mommy And Me Play Group: Fun activities, games and snacks for ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. Free. Granite Community Center, 2500 S. State, 10-11:30 a.m. Toddler Time: Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for ages 1-3. Child must be accompanied by an adult willing to participate. Except Oct. 17 and Nov. 28. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10, 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Baby And Toddler Time: Fun books, songs, finger-plays and playtime. Up to

24 mos. Except Oct. 10 and 17. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:1510:45 a.m. Runs through Nov. 14. Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through Oct. Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs Nov. 1-14. Tiny Tot Tales: Storytime for toddlers and babies. Participating grown-up must accompany child. Registration required. Ages 3 mos.-3 yrs. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Runs Nov. 14-21. Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m. Also at SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Alphabetters Storytime: Designed for preschoolers and pre-readers ages 4-5. Features stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult willing to participate. Except Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and 28. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs through Oct. 24. Also at Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Runs through Nov. 14, except Oct. 10 and 17. I Wonder Science Storytime: A 6-wk. program exploring a different aspect of science each week through stories, nonfiction books and activities. Ages 3 1/2-5. Registration required. Except Oct. 17. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave.,

10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Oct. Toddler Time: Stories, songs and fun for all. Ages 0-2. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-17 and Nov. 14-21. Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Oct. 17. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Oct. Toddler Time: Stories, songs and activities for ages 2-4. Adult must accompany children. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Runs through Oct. Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Nov. 14. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-18 and Nov. 7-21. Toddler Storytime: Stories and fun activities for ages 2-3. Except Oct. 24. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1111:30 a.m. Runs through Nov. 14. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Runs Nov. 1-14. Toddler Time: For children ages 18 mos.3 yrs. with a caregiver. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11-11:30 a.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Little Scientist: Children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Thrilling Thursday Storytime: A preschool storytime adventure. Must be accompanied by an adult. Except Nov. 28. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 11:30 a.m.noon. Runs through Oct. Herriman Chess Club: All ages and abilities welcome. Children under 10 need to be with an adult. Except Nov. 28. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-6 p.m. Jammy Time: Evening drop-in story time for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 7-7:30 p.m. Runs Oct. 1-17 and Nov. 1-21. Seuss For The Whole Family: Enjoy interesting stories and insights from Dr. Seuss’s life then listen to some of his books. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 7 p.m.

Fridays Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 10 a.m. Children’s Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities for children ages 2-5 yrs. with a caring adult. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Oct. Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Nov.15. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Oct. 1-18 and Nov. 5-22. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m.

Amazing Me: Children will participate in a variety of health, safety and self-esteem building activities. Ages 3-7. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday Storytime: Stories, music, games and more. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 1 p.m. Friday Afternoon Movies: Enjoy a different children’s film each Friday. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m. Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 4 p.m.

Saturdays Tuacahn Saturday Market: Come for the shows and concerts and enjoy the Saturday market with entertainment, food, fresh produce for purchase and fun. There will be something new and different every Saturday. Free admission. Info at tuacahn. org under events. Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Dr., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Safari: See and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet. $5/age 13 and up, $3/seniors 65+ and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 10 a.m.-noon. LEGO Fun At The Library: Play with LEGOs in the children’s area. LEGOs provided. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100

South, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

through Oct.

Combined Storytime: Stories, songs and action rhymes that contribute to your child’s reading readiness. Ages 5 and under with an adult. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Oct.

Science Matters: Families explore evidence, conduct experiments and draw conclusions with different scientific themes. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Saturday Storytime: Fun weekly stories and activities. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble Ft. Union, 7119 S. 1300 East, 11 a.m.

Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 mins. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m.

Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free Crafts For Kids: Children can make fun and free crafts. Every week a different theme. Visit Lakeshorelearning.com for additional info. Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 mins. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m. Cuentame Cuentos: Stories and fun for the whole family, presented in Spanish. Historias y diversion para toda la familia, presentado en Español. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 2 p.m. Runs

Sundays

Weekend Wiggletime: Action-packed, movement-oriented stories. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m.

Other Ongoing Oktoberfest: Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, caricature artists, inflatable rides, the world champion Yo-Yo Man, a zany clown, German music and dance as well as great German food. Every Sat. and Sun. Snowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, noon-6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 13. Tuacahn Festival: Shows include Mulan, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Starlight Express plus performances by Odyssey Dance Theatre, The Fab Four, Jim Brickman, HEART, Hotel California and more. Info at tuacahn.org. Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Dr. It’s A Wondrous Life: George Bailey will get a peek at Bedford Falls without him when he gets touched by an angel. Jimmy Stewart’s classic, this ain’t--but lucky us, it’s much funnier. Tickets $16/adults, $12/ seniors and ages 13+, $10/ages 2-12 at

theobt.org. Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main. Runs Nov. 22-Dec. 28. Tinkerbell And The Pirates: This unique story takes you back to when Tinkerbell was born and her firs experiences in Kensington Gardens and Neverland. Tickets $14 at uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St. Runs Nov. 8-30. Into The Woods Jr.: The Brothers Grimm go Broadway as Sondheim and Lapine offer up this cockeyed fairy tale. All of your favorite characters--Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and the Witch--meet and interact in this whimsical original story. Tickets $9 at uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St. Runs Oct. 18- 30. Cow Milking Demonstration: All those attending the demonstration need to purchase their tokens a minimum of 15 mins. prior to the activity. $1/person. Except Sun. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 5 p.m. Anne Of Green Gables: An original adaptation with script, music and lyrics by Wayne Robert Scott. Tickets $5 from a cast member in advance, $7 at the door. Info at wjyouththeatre.com. West Jordan Middle School, 7550 S. Redwood Rd., 7 p.m. Runs Nov. 7- 18. A Christmas Story: The Yuletide family favorite film finally makes its debut on the Empress stage. Filled with the memorable nostalgic Christmas moments, this seasonal treat is the perfect way to celebrate the season with the family. Tickets $10 at empresstheatre.com. Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, 7:30 p.m. Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 21.

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Teen Scene Calendar

October 8 tuesday

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St., 4-5:30 p.m.

Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for a fun night of gaming. Treats provided. Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m.

Teen Hour LEGO Club: Build to the best of your ability and compete for awards in several categories. Prizes awarded to the big winners. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

Teen Book Club: Book discussion, treats and games. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m.

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m.

Book Into Movie Club: Each month read the selected book that then became a movie. Come to the library to enjoy the movie, crafts, activities, prizes and more. Teens. Read and watch Beetlejuice, rated PG. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5:45 p.m.

Teen Craft Night: Crafting: make beeswax candles. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

9 wednesday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

10 thursday Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

17 thursday

Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Watch Warm Bodies, rated PG-13. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8 p.m.

18 friday Hogwarts Potions Class: Dress as your favorite character for an adventure with real life science and magical potions. Ages 8 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-2 p.m. Gummy Bear Transplants: Make your best gummy bear creation by dissecting and recreating your new and improved gummy bear masterpiece. Earn a $5 fine waiver or candy for attending. Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

Make A Book Or Journal: Create your own book then use it as a journal or write a story. Ages 11-17. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kinect With Dungeons And Dragons: Play one of the most popular role-playing games out there. No experience required. Don’t like D&D? Play on the Kinect. Teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5:30 p.m.

Explore The Unknown At Your Library: Teens, come explore your intuition with Margaret Ruth. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-5:30 p.m.

Laser Tag Party: Play laser tag with your friends. Teens. Permission slips required. Costumes welcomed. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m.

Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Play movie-themed laser tag elimination games. Singed permission slips required. Ages 12-18. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

19 Saturday

12 saturday

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-3:45 p.m.

11 friday

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon. Holladay Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Help plan library programs for teens, meet new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m. Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2-3 p.m. Also at Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 2-3 p.m. Parkour Workshop: Part workshop and part performance of parkour, a type of movement that uses all parts of the floor, walls and objects in the room. Signed permission slip required. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2:30-4 p.m.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh for fun and card trading. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-5 p.m.

Tyler Anime Club: Fun activities and Japanese culture. Ages 12-17. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 5-5:45 p.m.

21 monday Kearns Anime Club: Learn, watch, discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m.

23 Wednesday Hunter Anime Club: Join in fun anime/manga related crafts, contests and how-to ideas. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m.

24 Thursday Gamer’s Club: Play Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic: The Gathering with other gamers. Each month will have a different theme for the Tournament. Participate in the theme of the month and receive a free prize! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m. Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Play laser tag, receive a Mockingjay glitter tattoo and watch “Hunger Games.” Signed permission slip required. Teens. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 7-9 p.m.

25 Friday Teen Movie Friday: Watch a free movie. Watch Warm Bodies, rated PG-13. Under age 13 must have a signed permission slip. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Play laser tag, eat food and receive Mockingjay glitter tattoos. Registration and signed permission forms required. Grades 7-12. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

26 saturday Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Iron Man 3, rated PG13. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3-5:15 p.m.

28 MOnday Teen Writing Club: Practice your writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 7-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

29 Tuesday Teen Hour Nail Club: Relax after school with friends, scads of nail polish and professional nail supplies. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

31 Thursday Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8 p.m.

High School Book Club: Book discussion for students grades 10-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

November

15 tuesday

22 Tuesday

1 friday

Teen Hour Anime Club: Watch new and popular anime shows and eat popcorn with friends. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

Teen Hour Nail Club: Relax after school with friends, scads of nail polish and professional nail supplies. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

Fall Craft For Teens: Make a craft celebrating the changing leaves. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

Chess At Main: Drop in to learn basic moves and advanced strategies while making new friends. Teens and adults. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3-5

Spooky Spa: Make your own spooky soap, frightening face mask, and scary lip gloss. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main

Laser Tag Party: Play laser tag with your friends. Plus other activities while you wait for your turn to play. Come dressed in costume if you want. Ages 12-18. Signed OCT/NOV 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 61


Teen Scene By Dr. James Sutton, child & adolescent psychologist

Are Our Teens TOO Entitled? How “stuff” can blind our children of true values Recently a friend expressed concern how kids today not only want the very best of everything, they feel completely entitled to it with no effort on their part. She shared she was not brought up that way. “How do we break out of this “Me, Me, Me” thing with our kids before it’s too late?” she asked. I understand; I wasn’t raised that way, either. While I lived at home, Dad worked in the oil patch and Mom was a housewife. Money was generally pretty tight. Thinking back on it now, my sister and I grew up in a home that often struggled financially. (I believe it broke Dad’s heart to tell me that, aside from providing a place for to me to live plus food and laundry, he was unable help me with college tuition and books. So I continued to live at home, worked part-time at the local radio station, and commuted to junior college.)

A Perspective That Matters In my career of working with teens and their families, I’ve encountered youngsters whose folks truly were poor. These kids never spoke of wanting the newest video game console, or the most popular clothes, or a new car when they graduated high school. They spoke instead of having enough to pay the rent, to have enough food in the house, and the opportunity to be the first in their family to graduate high school. When they did want something else, it was not for themselves, but for a younger brother or sister. I am convinced that, if we can help these teens break the cycle of poverty, they will become the salt of the earth with no hint of entitlement. That makes helping them achieve stability and significance in their lives a double blessing. 62 UTAHFAMILY.COM OCT/NOV 2013

Overdoing It? As parents and grandparents, we naturally want our teens and grandkids to have what we never had at their age. But is it possible to overdo it? Of course; it’s easy to create entitlement issues in the process. We don’t do it to spoil our teens; we just want them to have the breaks, opportunities and “stuff” we didn’t have. Unfortunately, it can work against efforts to create sensitive and responsible adults.

A Perspective Reset One “cure” for entitlement in our children and teens (we’re talking about a junior variety of grandiosity here) is to help them understand that life is not a perpetual gravy train; it can be difficult for many. One child service agency I worked with had teens doing volunteer work at a homeless shelter during school’s Christmas break. It helped them to reset their perspective. They learned the value of service to others and the importance of being tolerant of the circumstances of less fortunate people. I can still remember taking my son, Jamie, with me on a trip to downtown Houston. He was about 10 or so at the time. We walked around looking for a place to have supper. Jamie saw people going through garbage cans looking for something to eat. It touched him to the core. It had never occurred to him that people could be that hungry and that desperate. He never forgot what he saw there, and he’s a more grateful and generous person because of that experience. Often, it’s the lessons we don’t plan that stick with us the most.

Value: More than a Price Tag Many teens don’t really have an accurate idea of the value of money. It’s not their fault; they just don’t know what a dollar is in terms of the work and effort it takes to earn one. Challenge them to learn this lesson first-hand by establishing a goal for something they want and working to get it themselves. For adolescents, a part-time job, even if it’s just for a few hours a week, can be an experience greater than what they earn. They learn even

more about being tolerant, they learn how to get along with the boss and coworkers, and they learn how to talk to the public. How can you put a price tag on that? While rags to riches seem to be an American staple, we should caution our children that there are riches to rags stories, also. Things can change quickly. The Road of Life has many twists and turns in it, and we never really know when trouble and difficulty might hang around longer than we want. Those twists and turns are managed best with a grateful and humble heart, plus the wisdom in knowing that no one has it perfect all the time.

A nationally recognized child and adolescent psychologist and speaker, Dr. James Sutton is the author of “The Changing Behavior Book: A Fresh Approach to the Difficult Child”. He is the founder and host of ‘The Changing Behavior Network’, a popular internet radio program supporting young people and their families, and every month he publishes “The Changing Behavior Digest”, offering tips on managing difficult children and teens. Both resources (and others) are available at no cost through his website, DocSpeak.com.


Teen Scene Calendar

permission slip and registration required. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

2 Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh for fun and card trading. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

4 monday Kearns Anime Club: Learn, watch, discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m. Teen Hour Board Games: Relax after school with friends, board games, card games and more. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

7 thursday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Ages 12-18. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m.

8 Friday Foley Artistry: Learn how to make sound effects using items from home and try it yourself. Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

9 Saturday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon. Also at Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 2-3 p.m. Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 1-3 p.m.

your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

15 Friday

Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1-2 p.m.

Frozen Turkey Bowling: Test your bowling skills using a frozen turkey or cornish hen. Prizes available. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 4-5 p.m. Kinect With Dungeons And Dragons: Play one of the most popular role-playing games out there. No experience required. Don’t like D&D? Play on the Kinect. Teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union, 4-5:30 p.m.

16 Saturday Chess Day Challenge: See who’s the best chess player in Riverton. For tweens and teens. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Tyler Anime Club: Fun activities and Japanese culture. Ages 12-17. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m.

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-3:45 p.m.

25 monday

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 5-5:45 p.m.

18 Monday Kearns Anime Club: Learn, watch, discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 3:30-6 p.m. High School Book Club: Book discussion for students grades 10-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

19 Tuesday Teen Hour Anime Club: Watch new and popular anime shows and eat popcorn with friends. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

12 Tuesday

Hunger Games Party: Get ready for the movie release by participating in some “Hunger Games” of our own. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m.

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m.

13 wednesday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m. Bubble Wrap Bags: Make a hip new bag out of bubble wrap. Ages 10-16. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for a fun night of gaming. Treats provided. Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

20 Wednesday Laser Tag Party: Play laser tag with your friends. Registration required along with a parental release form. Geared for elementary school-age children and teens. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-6 p.m.

21 thursday Book Into Movie Club: Each month read the selected book that then became a movie. Come to the library to enjoy the movie, crafts, activities, prizes and more. Teens. Read and watch Hunger Games, rated PG-13. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5:30 p.m.

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 6:458:30 p.m.

Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8:15 p.m.

14 thursday

Teen Movie Friday: Watch a free movie. Watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower, rated PG-13. Under age 13 must have a signed permission slip. West Valley Library,

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2-3 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch The Hunger Games, rated PG-13. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3-5:15 p.m.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh for fun and card trading. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-5 p.m.

Teen Hour LEGO Club: Build to the best of your ability and compete for awards in several categories. Prizes awarded to the big winners. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m.

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Teen Writing Club: Practice your writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 7-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

26 tuesday Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m. Teen Book Club: Book discussion, treats and games. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m.

ongoing mondays Teen Hour Board Games: Relax after school with friends, board games, card games and more. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m. Runs through Oct.

tuesdays Teen Space: Activities include intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Wednesdays Teen Hour Video Games: Get your game on after school while playing Xbox and Wii on big, flat screen TVs. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 2-3 p.m.

thursdays Teen Hour Crafts: Grab your friends and create some cool stuff with the library’s craft supplies. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-4 p.m. Runs through Nov 21. Teen Space: Activities include intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Fridays Teen Hour Movies: Enjoy a movie each Friday with popcorn and friends. Call the service desk to find out what movie is showing 801-264-2580. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3-5 p.m. OCT/NOV 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 63


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