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Energy Solutions is licensed to bring in and dispose of only Class A radioactive waste, the least hot waste which reduces to relatively harmless background radiation levels within 100 years. Hotter waste – Classes B and C – is ILLEGAL in Utah since the Legislature enacted a state law in 2005 forbidding Energy Solutions to take it. Depleted Uranium (DU) is hotter and more dangerous than even Class B and C radioactive waste, which are both illegal in Utah. DU is used primarily in nuclear reactors and to make bombs, and DU gets hotter and hotter and hotter – and therefore more dangerous – for billions of years.

Governor Herbert said “NO” to DU in 2010, when he stopped trains from South Carolina from bringing DU to the Energy Solutions’ shallow, near-surface landfill in Tooele County. DU was bad then – and nothing has changed. Energy Solutions is not licensed to take DU and has not prepared its landfill site to dispose of DU.

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April 27 - Tooele Library, 128 W. Vine Street, 6-8 pm April 28 - South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood, 6-8 pm April 29 - Millcreek Library, 2266 E. Evergreen, 6-8 pm April 30 - Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 6-8 pm May 4 - Tooele Library, 128 W. Vine Street, 6-8 pm May 5 - Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main Street, 6-8 pm

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4 Call Governor Herbert at (801) 538-1000 or contact him by email at www.utah.gov/governor/contact to tell him “to stop Energy Solutions from disposing of DU in Utah.” DU was bad then, and it’s just as bad now. We don’t want DU in Utah, especially in a shallow landfill not specifically built and not licensed to take DU. 4 Call the Radiation Control Board at (801) 536-4250 or email them at rlundberg@utah.gov and tell them NOT to allow Energy Solutions to take DU.

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First Words By Alyssa Chirco

The Mother’s Day Gift A few years ago for Mother’s Day, my eight-year-old daughter gave me a handmade clay bowl. It was a school art project, as Mother’s Day gifts often are, the kind students make every spring after receiving careful instruction from their teachers to create gifts worthy of the mothers who care for them each day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with the piece of misshapen pottery that my daughter presented to me with such excitement. It was, after all, painted in flamboyant shades of pink and what I can only suspect is chartreuse. The bowl now sits in my closet, collecting dust and holding a random collection of earrings and necklaces that I never seem to wear. I loved the gift, of course, in the way that all mothers love the sloppy handmade creations we are so blessed to receive from our kids. But it was the box my Mother’s Day bowl arrived in which turned out to be the keepsake I’ll treasure forever. It’s a plain, brown, cardboard box, nothing special, but my daughter decorated it with hearts, and wrote my name on it and shared a special, heartfelt message – complete with second grade spelling – just for me. It says: “Somtimes you are meen. But I still love you.” Not exactly a Hallmark card, I know. My initial reaction to this backhanded declaration of affection was to stifle a laugh. But I have to admit that I cringed inwardly a bit too. Kids have a knack for hitting us where it hurts, and reminding us at the very moments when we are trying to celebrate our successes (hello, Mother’s Day?) that we have plenty of failures mixed in too. My daughter is right. Sometimes, I am mean. Sometimes I yell, and sometimes I lose my temper. Sometimes, I make her clean her bedroom or, when I’m feeling particularly evil, the bathroom toilets. I may be the mom, but even mothers, after all, are only human. I can think of plenty of gifts that I would like to receive for Mother’s Day this year. For instance, I wouldn’t turn down an all-

inclusive resort vacation in the Bahamas. In lieu of that, I would certainly accept a massage, a champagne brunch or the opportunity to occasionally hear myself think. A few hours alone to catch up on the final season of Mad Men would also suffice. But in the end (and those of you desperately shopping for Mother’s Day gifts take note), moms don’t really care about the stuff. We don’t need an expensive meal or a fancy bouquet of flowers or a sentimental, store bought greeting card that somehow doesn’t quite ring true. We do, however, want to know that we are genuinely appreciated, and that our sacrifices and sleepless nights haven’t gone entirely unnoticed. Most of us struggle with endless guilt, constantly wondering if we are doing enough for our children and agonizing over the many imperfections we see in ourselves. We are doing our best. And we just want confirmation that our best is good enough. This is why, when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, moms appreciate bear hugs and sloppy kisses and time spent together more than anything else you could give us. It’s why we treasure the handmade cards and not-so-artistic art projects that are always made with such loving care. It’s why we keep them, even when we have no idea what to do with them. It’s why I have chosen to keep my brown cardboard box forever. We don’t get too many people in our lives who still love us even when they have seen us at our worst. If we are lucky, our children are some of those people. While my daughter’s Mother’s Day message may have been unconventional, in its own unique way, it was also a declaration of her unconditional love. Even when I’m “meen,” she still kind of likes me. And having a daughter who loves and appreciates me despite my flaws? That’s a Mother’s Day gift that is absolutely priceless.

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Sections 5 The Corkboard

13 The Family Pet

8 First Words

14 The Baby Page

10 Community Kidbits

24 Education Planner

12 The Baby Page

68 Teen Scene

Happy Birthdays 14 Party Services Directory

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21 Go Go Birthday Gadgets

Places To Party: Petersen Family Farm

Summer Planner 30 Summer Planner Directory

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Places To Party: Fat Cats Family Fun Center

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Surviving Summer Camp Anxiety... Yours

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Summer Programs Head Off Learning Loss

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Life Lessons Learned in the Garden

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Easy & Inexpensive Summer Fun

Connections 52 No-Bored-Kids Calendar

69 Teen Scene Calendar

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Community Kidbits

Austin Ashby Inspires SLC Residents To Take Steps To Help Fight Digestive Diseases Austin Ashby, from West Jordan, is inspiring people in the Salt Lake City area to participate in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Walk on Saturday, June 6 from 3-6 p.m. at Wheeler Historic Farm. Austin is living with Crohn’s disease, which combined with ulcerative colitis, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases impacting over 1.6 million American adults and children, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18 including nearly 15,000 in Utah. Austin was nine years old when he was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s disease. He attended CCFA’s Camp Oasis which is a week-long camp designed for kids ages 7-17 who are affected by these diseases. “Having Crohn’s Disease has changed my life.” Austin says, “No one should have to go through what we have to. Even though it has been hard to deal with, I know that it has made me stronger. I am confident that the CCFA will help find a cure so that we can live a normal life again.” CCFA will team up to reach new goals for the event, which includes a $60,000 event goal and the Walk is expected to grow from around 250 participants in 2014 to 400 participants in 2015. Walk participants have been given all the

necessary fundraising tools to raise critical research dollars for these diseases, including a free customizable Web page for fundraising support, fundraising advice and assistance, and banners for social networking sites like Facebook. The Walk is a celebration of the walkers’ hard work and dedication to help raise funds for the CCFA, while providing a fun, family (and pet-friendly) environment for all in attendance. In addition to the walk starting and finishing at Wheeler Historic Farm, participants take part in a festival with live music, a variety of free food, kids activities, including a toilet toss, and more. For more information about Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, visit www.cctakesteps. org/SaltLakeCity or contact Jenny Roope at 303.639.9163 x5 or JRoope@ccfa.org.

Utah Film Center, Spy Hop and Shift Present the Tiltshift Festival Utah Film Center, in partnership with Spy Hop and SHIFT, is launching the inaugural TiltShift Festival, a film and media arts festival organized and programmed by teens dedicated to presenting work for a teen audience. TiltShift is the first festival of its kind in Utah and runs April 24-26, 2015. The festival kicks off with an invitation-only Opening Night event at The Leonardo on April 24, film screenings and workshops will be held at the Salt Lake City Main Library April 25-26. Admission to all TiltShift films and workshops is free. For more information on scheduling, visit www.tiltshiftfestival.com. The full TiltShift Festival film and workshop lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. Planning for the festival began in early January 2015 when the Utah Film Center and Spy Hop put out a call for applications from teens interested in being part of an organizing committee dedicated to shaping, planning and implementing the festival. From over 30 applicants, nine were selected to help program the film lineup and create interactive workshops, market the festival, and work on festival operations for the three-day event under the mentorship of Patrick Hubley and Carly

Nelson, Utah Film Center, Josh Samson, Spy Hop and Kelly Schaefer, SchaeferDesign. “We thought in order to create an interesting and engaging event for a teen audience we needed to have teen voices and perspectives represented in the planning process,” said Utah Film Center Artistic Director Patrick Hubley. “We have a great group of teens working with us and we’re excited to see it all come together.” In addition to the films and workshops for teens, SHIFT is offering a free, intensive, three-hour workshop for middle school and high school educators to learn the essentials of how to integrate digital media arts and filmmaking into the classroom on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Interested teachers can apply at www.tiltshiftfestival. com. The 2015 TiltShift Festival is generously sponsored by Catalyst Foundation, Adobe Youth Voices and Utah Film Commission. Additional support provided by the Salt Lake City Public Library and The Leonardo.

Saint John the Baptist Parish Hosts the 16th Annual Festival of Roses The 16th Annual Festival of Roses will take place May 15-17 at the Skaggs Catholic Center located at 300 E. 11800 South in Draper. This annual event, a fundraiser for Saint John the Baptist Parish, began back in 1999 and quickly gained local support; becoming a community tradition that continues to grow in size and numbers each year. The festival is a family oriented event open to the entire community and offers something for everyone! There is free live entertainment all weekend long, carnival rides & games provided by City of Fun, a silent auction, 5k Race and Family Fun Walk (Saturday a.m.), classic car show (Saturday afternoon), a golf tournament, vendor booths, a wide variety of food & beverages for purchase, and more. Wristbands for unlimited carnival rides can be purchased in advance only by visiting the festival website and clicking on “carnival rides”. Visit www.sjb-parish.org/ festival.html to find out more.

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Our breastfeeding story started off pretty easy. He latched, ate for 45 minutes and that was that. It wasn’t until he became very lethargic that I realized I wasn’t producing any colostrum at the time so I began to pump and feed him about every two hours. Luckily for me, that worked like a charm. By day two my milk had come in and I felt like Pamela Anderson Lee. Ouch! On day three I came down with a serious uterine infection which we can only guess was Endometritis. It set me back in my healing in every way possible. I couldn’t move without feeling knives in my uterus which meant it was difficult to care for myself let alone my son, Keylon. Breastfeeding quickly became painful because Keylon had a tongue-tie and a lip-tie. So for the first week of our lives together we had the odds stacked against us. I was sick and trying to heal, working through significant nipple pain to nourish my child, and utterly sleep deprived. It’s by far the most taxed my body has ever been. From multiple trips to the ER and doctor visits for me to numerous trips to the lactation consultant and oral surgeon for Keylon we have slowly began to establish a regular, mostly pain free, loving breastfeeding relationship. I, now, look forward to our feeding sessions as a time to take a break and reconnect with my son. For all the people I doubted whom told me “it will get easier” they were right and sticking with breastfeeding even when I wanted to give up has been rewarding and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


The Family Pet

Play with HSU Shelter Cats from Your Computer or Tablet Humane Society of Utah launches Internet-based outreach system to engage adoptable cats An interactive robotic cat toy system that allows you to play with shelter cats on the Internet has been launched at www. utahhumane.org along with waived adoption fees for adult cats April 20 through April 30. This technology, called iPet Companion, will allow users to directly interact with some of the cats available for adoption in the Humane Society of Utah’s “Kitty City” foster condo. The goal is to promote animal activity, view cats and their living conditions at the HSU, and increase the number of adoptions and donations. “Your computer mouse gets to play with the cats,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “We are looking forward to using this technology in our education outreach program and other efforts to connect with the community.” The HSU visits local classrooms through their outreach program to educate children about the shelter, animal safety and welfare. “This is so cute,” said Hsa Hser Paw, a seventh-grade technology student at Granite Park Junior High School in Salt Lake City. “I don’t have any pets at my house, so I could play with this all day.” A great benefit of the system is that people who may not be able

to directly interact with the shelter animals due to distance, illness, age or allergies will now have the chance to play with the cats online. To celebrate the shelter’s feline friends during the launch April 20 through April 30, all adult cats seven months and older will have a waived adoption fee and all cat and kitten adoptions will include a free microchip certificate. The HSU is one of only 13 shelters across the country with the innovative iPet Companion system. Allowing users to play with shelter animals in real time from anywhere in the world, the iPet Companion, created by Reach-In Technologies, is the world’s first interactive Web-based pet toy. The system was donated to HSU by Reach-In as a part of the company’s efforts to promote the use of technology in the service of animal welfare. To remotely play with the cats, users can visit www. utahhumane.org and click on the iPet Companion icon. Users will be placed into a virtual queue where they can watch live video until it is their turn to control options during a two-minute session. Of course, users are welcome to join the queue again as often as they’d like.

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Places To Party By Rachael Moshman

Five Themed Summer Parties - No Birthday Required Summer is a great time to throw a party for your child - and it doesn’t even need to be their birthday. Here are some great summer party ideas for you. The weather is great, which means cheap, easy outdoor entertainment.

Wet and Wild Break out the garden hoses and sprinklers. Lay down the slip n’ slide. Borrow kiddie pools and fill them up around the yard. Put out lots of buckets for filling and dumping. Let the kids soak sponges then squeeze out the water or use them for a game of toss. Enlist a few other adults as “life guards.”

Farmer’s Market Give older kids each five dollars and take them to the local farmer’s market. Encourage them to purchase something they’ve never tried before with their cash. Head to the park (or back to your place) to share the bounty. Bring the taste test to your back yard for smaller children. Purchase a variety of produce and other goodies. Allow the kids to take turns playing farmer, cashier and shopper. Then slice up the feast for sampling.

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Fairy Hunt Give each child a shoebox and instruct them to turn it into a shelter for fairies using items they find in nature (flowers, leaves, sticks, rocks, etc.). Let each child create a sweet fairy treat by spreading icing on a graham cracker square and topping it with sprinkles, cookie crumbs or cereal. The children should put their treat in their house and find a nice spot for it in the yard. Take the children on a walk around the neighborhood to call out to the fairies that they are welcome at your place. Meanwhile, have another adult (or older sibling) snatch all of the treats out of the boxes so it appears the fairies have already come when the children return.

Pool Party It wouldn’t be a complete list of summer activities without mentioning a pool party! If you don’t have a pool of your own, host it at a community pool. All you need is some pool toys, sunscreen and adults to help you keep an eye on all the swimmers.

Backyard Barbecue There isn’t much better than an old fashioned summer barbeque. Invite the families of your children’s friends. Grill up some hot dogs and burgers. Put out balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and bubbles for the kids and let them do what kids do best - play. The other parents will be singing your praises for getting their kid out of the house and ending the “I’m bored” manta. Your kids might beg for it to be an annual tradition - how great for building memories to last a lifetime.


Places To Party By Todd Posselli

Another Spelling for ‘Birthday’ Is E-I-E-I-Oh! Take your next party to Petersen Family Farm

know the farm animals! The three Petersen Farm party packages on offer and the experiences they include are: E-I-E-I-Oh! • $10 per person (10 or more) • Reserved tables in Activity Barn, based on availability. • A wagon for transporting gifts, cake, etc. • Access to any seasonal activities or events available on the day of your group event including Easter Egg Hunts, a Corn Pit, Straw Pyramid, Corn Maze and U-Pick pumpkins (some exclusions apply). Barnyard Adventure

Sure, you’ve been to the entertainment centers. You’ve hired the party entertainers. Then there’s the bounce houses. Been there, done that. What’s next in the list of party options? Old-fashioned is new again! Specifically an old-fashioned experience on a real working form. The Petersen family has a rich history in agriculture. “We are a 5th generation farm family in the Southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley. Our great, great grandfather

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Discovery why Fat Cats was voted Favorite Bowling Center by the readers of Utah Family Magazine. Fat Cats is all out fun for all ages. From bowling to billiards and arcade games to good food, Fat Cats is the perfect place for birthday parties, company events, and all out fun with family and friends.

Developmentally appropriate music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. Come and see us for a complimentary class. Song of the Heart Kindermusik studio is a great birthday party location, too!

The Finishing School

Laser Quest Laser Tag

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.

More than a game... Laser Quest is an immersive experience that you and your friends will enjoy. From the time you receive your briefing and don your LQ pack and laser, you’ll experience a totally exhilarating and absorbing entertainment experience. Perfect for kids, teenagers and adults.

4880 S. Highland Cir. in Holladay 801.277.9244 learntocookandsew.com

Imagination Place

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.

Jump Around Utah

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!

Jungle Jims

739 Fort Union Blvd in Midvale 801.568.1111 junglejimsutah.com Jungle Jim’s Playland is the Wasatch Front’s #1 indoor amusement park. Jungle Jim’s features a unique mix of seven different amusement rides and a great mix of exciting games for all ages. Party packages ranges from $79.95-$249.95, with several fun new party themes to choose from. 18 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

7202 S. 900 East 801.567.1540 laserquest.com

Magician Mont Dutson

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.

Mad Science

Across the Wasatch Front 801.292.8646 greatersaltlake.madscience.org Mad Science parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you. Our no-mess, hassle-free parties typically last one hour, with the option of special add-ons, like cotton candy-making, bubbling potions and rocket launches.

Ready Race Party Wasatch Front 801.750.3665 readyraceparty.com

Host a fun-filled, never-to-be-forgotten party! Ready Race Party brings the racetrack, building mats, and Legos including steering wheels, minifigures, helmets, wheels, flags, and other fun pieces. Kids provide the imagination! Cakes and gift bags available, too.


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New website at www.SaltLakeCityUtahMagicians.com Call 801-253-3595 to make your next event Magical!

Have a birthday for a little one coming up and want to add to the celebration? Now you can with a game app that aims to add characters and mythology similar to other major holidays. Parents will be all too pleased to know those characters are for sell as well -- in the form of BIrthdaykins and Huggaloons plush toys. If you can put your cynicism aside, these characters truly are adorable, and the toys and app add to the birthday celebration. The great news for those with a thin wallet is that the kids can have a lot of fun without cost to mom and dad. The BirthdayLand app is a free download in the Google Play and iTunes stores and features two free activities. Additional free games and activities within the app can be unlocked using a code displayed on signage in Toys”R”Us stores. The Birthdayland plush toys, The

Birthdaykins and the Huggaloons, also feature secret codes that unlock two additional games within the app. The free download includes: “Balloon Pop” – spell words by finding letters inside floating balloons and placing them correctly in the word below. “Birthday Countdown Clock” – countdown birthdays for up to 5 different family members, friends or pets — whoever has a birthday to remember and celebrate.

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Megaplex Theatres

Snowbird

Megaplex Theatres is the perfect place to host a fun-filled and hassle-free Birthday Party for any age. Choose one of our spectacular Birthday Party Packages and let the Megaplex Party Experts create a magical and memorable event. Party packages include a reserved party area, movie tickets, a VIP T-shirt and more.

There are so many ways to plan a party at Snowbird this summer! Activities include the Aerial Tram, Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Mountain Flyer, Vertical Drop, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall and Kid’s Inflatables, Ropes Course, Gemstone Mining & more.

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Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City 801.581.6927 nhmu.utah.edu

Choose from one of three science and nature related themes. We do the rest! We provide a private decorated room, hands-on activities, goody bags for each child and knowledgeable party hosts. You bring the refreshments -- and the kids, of course!

Little Cottonwood Canyon 801.933.2256 snowbird.com

So Cupcake

4002 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 instore party, complete with a palette of edible decor.

The Paint Mixer

Utah Olympic Oval

Sugarhouse and Park City 801.484.0282 thepaintmixer.com

5662 S. Cougar Lane in Kearns 801.968.6825 utaholympiclegacy.com

A little paint, a little music, and a whole lot of fun turns an ordinary birthday party into a very special day at The Paint Mixer. The cost is $30 per child with a 15 painter minimum for 2.5 hours of studio time. This includes all materials: canvas, paint, brushes, easel, apron and instruction.

Utah Olympic Oval offers a variety of unique and affordable birthday party packages perfect for kids ages 6 to 12. Every birthday package includes public ice skating on the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth”. Our friendly staff invites you to celebrate your special day surrounded by Olympic heritage and winter fun.

Part of Your World Princess Parties Wasatch Front 801.996.8337 yourprincessparty.com

West Valley City Family Fitness Center 5415 W. 3100 South 801.955.4000 wvc-ut.gov/fitnesscenter

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Part of Your World offers the best in character visits. Our costumes are theme-park quality and we offer the largest selection of characters, including characters for boys’ parties! Our prices are affordable and we offer 16 different activities fro the kids to choose from.

Discovery why the WVC Family Fitness Center was voted 2014’s All-Around Family Favorite by Utah Family Magazine readers. Our parites are a blast and there are so many activities to do. Fun party themes include Finding Nemo, Harry Potter, Princess Party, Sesame Street, Shrek, Spider Man, SpongeBob and Yu-Gi-Oh.

Petersen Farm

Wheeler Farm

Petersen Farm offers a fun, unique, farm environment to make your child’s birthday an unforgettable experience. Celebrate your special day exploring our farm and getting to know our animals. Choose from 3 party packages, with many fun activities on offer.

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.

Pirate & Princess Parties

Zaniac

11887 S. 4000 West in Riverton 801.999.8548 petersenfarm.com

Wasatch front 801.727.8437 aprincessparty.net

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. 22 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

6351 S. 900 East in Murray 385.468.1755 wheelerfarm.com

1045 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City 801.977.8580 zaniaclearning.com/sugarhouse Birthday Celebrations at Zaniac entertain kids PreK-8 and are STEM focused. Children will work and play together with Zaniac’s unique STEM programs. Create a biome, Program a robot, Strategize in Chess or Build a video game with Scratch. Build STEM skills as you blow out candles!


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EDUCATION PLANNER

Education Planner Find expanded listings with mapping, photos, videos and more at utahfamily.com/directories Brain Works

Holladay, Draper, Provo, Ogden, Logan 801.699.1021 brainworksmindmapping.com Working through learning struggles with Brain Works is fun! They address these struggles by using hands-on kinesthetic and mental exercises which develop processing skills. Concentration, Memory, Comprehension, and many other skills are permanently improved.

Blooming Minds Montessori 12447 S. Crossing Dr. #4 in Riverton 801.556.1006 bloomingmindsmontessori.com

Blooming Minds Montessori provides a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children are educated through enriching activities that prepare, embrace, and promote learning! Winner of the 2013 Best Montessori School in Riverton. Blooming Minds Montessori School offers programs for ages 12 months-5 years.

Carden Memorial School

1452 E. 2700 South in Salt Lake City 801.486.4895 cardenmemorialschool.com Students of Carden Memorial School discover the best the world has to offer in literature, music, poetry, and art. The unique curriculum and small teacher-to-student ratios accelerate learning, build character, and meet the needs of each individual child. Call today to schedule a tour.

Challenger School

Farmington, Holladay, Lehi, Salt Lake City, Sandy and W. Jordan 801.487.9984 challengerschool.com Challenger School offers uniquely fun and academic classes for preschool through 8th grade students. Students learn to think for themselves and value independence. The results are unmatched at any price. Visit them! 24 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Children’s Choice

10750 S. 1300 East in Sandy 801.572.1880 childrenschoiceutah.com You can rest easy knowing your child is receiving the best possible care in a setting where your child’s social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development will be the priority. Full-day Kindergarten available. Call to schedule a tour!

Children’s Corner

3534 S. Highland Dr. in Salt Lake City 801.486.6363 childrens-corner.net With over 30 years of experience, Children’s Corner has a developmental approach which takes into account individual growth patterns, socialization, emotional development, and cognitive learning programs for each age group.

Children’s Cottage

4615 S. Highland Dr. in Holladay 801.272.0971 childrenscottageslc.com Kids from 6 weeks to 12 years of age will enjoy coming to the Children’s Cottage! They provide transportation to and from school, meals, and even a separate environment for each age group. Caring teachers help make this familyoriented facility a wonderful place for children.

Dancing Moose Montessori Salt Lake City and South Jordan 801.968.0100 mydancingmoose.com

Emphasizing the ethics of peace, order, and respect, Dancing Moose Montessori offers both choice and directed lessons in a structured environment that honors each child. Learning is important, but loving to learn is essential at Dancing Moose Montessori.


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Hilltop Christian School

EDUCATION PLANNER

Preschool and Kindergarten 985 E. 10600 South in Sandy 801.576.1390 hillltopchristianschool.org

Hilltop Christian School is a NAEYC accredited school that provides a vibrant, family community in an academic environment that empowers to children to be active and unique members of their classroom. Mention code UF02 for a discount on your first month’s tuition.

JCC Early Childhood

2 N. Medical Dr. in Salt Lake City 801.581.0098 slcjcc.org/preschool-a-kindergarten Our program is one of a select group of local preschools accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a standard of excellence recognized nationally. We are committed to providing a quality environment where young children grow and learn through play and discovery.

Providence Hall

4558 W. Patriot Ridge Dr. in Herriman 801.727.8260 www.providencehall.com Providence Hall Charter School, the only K-12 International Baccalaureate World School in Utah, boasts small class sizes, inquiry based instruction, rigorous college and career ready courses, as well as arts, music, drama and sports. We teach students to think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly in an ever-changing global community.

Kinder Landing

5171 S. Saddleback Drive in Holladay 801.652.1116 kinderlanding.com We provide comprehensive preparation of kindergarten/pre-k age students for their upcoming years in elementary school by offering high quality education in an environment ideally suited to this important developmental stage. Curiosity and motivation for learning will be nurtured within a careful balance of academics, creativity and play.

L’itl Scholars

Salt Lake City and Taylorsville 801.467.8545 litlscholars.com At Lit‘l Scholars, the children’s programs are designed to meet your child’s developmental needs. The center offers creative learning experiences with an academic emphasis on phonics, reading, math and printing. Children explore their world through art, science, social skills and cultural activities.

Mathnasium

Draper, Sugar House, Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan 801.572.MATH mathnasium.com Mathnasium is a learning center where students go year-round to boost their math skills. The centers are highly specialized, teaching only math to students in grades pre-K - 12. At Mathnasium students gain confidence and forge a positive attitude towards math.

McKee Language School Salt Lake City and Orem 801.349.1846 mckeeschool.com

Our preschool uses the McKee Learning System, a program for teaching children second languages in an atmosphere of play. Children are functionally fluent in Spanish in less than 500 hours. Children engage in hands-on, fun activities to keep their attention and actually learn the language.

Ninth South Montessori

346 E. 900 South in Salt Lake City ninthsouth@gmail.com ninthsouthmontessori.com 9th South Montessori offers simplicity, consistency and focused learning within our curriculum. Based on the Montessori Method, teachers provide a prepared environment with developmentally appropriate materials that encourage hands on learning for ages 2-5.

Newcastle School

12257 S, 800 East in Draper 801.553.0622 newcastleschool.com Newcastle’s carefully balanced curriculum is regarded as Salt Lake’s most comprehensive pre-K experience. Ages 3-5 will benefit from the experience of this four-time Best of State Winner in Early Childhood Education. Come see our methodology in action at this truly unique preschool

Puddle Jumper Preschool West Jordan & South Jordan 801.833.8330 puddlejumperpreschool.com

Puddle Jumper Preschool promotes the development of the “whole child” through activities that focus on cognitive, emotional, social, creative, and physical devlopment. We will offer a nurturing, educational, and fun experience.

Little Farmers Preschool

Right Start Kids Academy

Our program takes a different approach to letters, numbers, and play-time. You can expect your child to make lifelong memories and plant seeds of learning they will glean for the rest of their lives. Little Farmers Preschool combines an organized, cutting edge reading program with important, traditional life lessons taught best on the farm.

Develop the whole child with our proven academic curriculum and active weekly classes. We offer 2, 3, & 5 day programs. Kindergarten enrichment students are transported to afternoon kindergarten. Right Start also offers a dual language (Spanish/English) preschool program as well as a full immersion preschool extension class.

11887 S. 4000 West in Riverton 801.999.8548 petersenfarm.com

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South Jordan and Park City 801.790.1800 blackdiamondgym.com


Bring your child’s love of learning to new heights Schedule a tour to see the Carden difference 801-486-4895 www.cardenmemorialschool.com

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EDUCATION PLANNER

Providence Hall

Waterford School

4558 W. Patriot Ridge Dr. in Herriman 801.727.8260 www.providencehall.com

1480 E. 9400 South in Sandy 801.816.2203 waterfordschool.org

Providence Hall Charter School, the only K-12 International Baccalaureate World School in Utah, boasts small class sizes, inquiry based instruction, rigorous college and career ready courses, as well as arts, music, drama and sports. We teach students to think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly in an ever-changing global community.

An independent school providing a liberal arts, college preparatory education for students in Preschool through 12th grade. Waterford has an exceptional faculty, a rich curriculum, a nurturing community and a beautiful 40-acre campus. This is Waterford.

Rowland Hall

West Valley City Family Fitness Center

2 campuses in Salt Lake City 801.355.7485 rowlandhall.org

5415 W. 3100 South 801.955.4000 wvc-ut.gov/fitnesscenter

Rowland Hall inspires students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence. The fully accredited school is Utah’s oldest coeducational college-prep school for PreK-grade 12.

Discovery why the WVC Family Fitness Center was voted 2014’s All-Around Family Favorite by Utah Family Magazine readers. We offer a Busy Bee Preschool for ages 3-5 as well as statelicensed childcare for members as they use our facilities. We also offer before and after-school care.

St. Andrews Catholic School

Winner School

11835 S. 3600 West in Riverton 801.253.6000 standrewut.org

We are a diverse, Catholic, academically challenging preschool and pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school in Riverton, Utah. Our dedicated teachers, traditional values, high expectations, and commitment to parent involvement prepare our students to be successful in high school, college, and career!

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6120 S. 2075 East in Holladay 801.278.2500 thewinnerschool.com The Winner School is a wonderful activity center for children ages 2-18. The Winner School offers the finest programs in Dance, Preschool, Day school, Busing, Karate, Tutoring, Computers, Summer Activity Camps and more. Here every child is a winner!

St. John’s Community Child Development Center

YMCA Family Community Center

475 E. Herbert Ave. in Salt Lake City 801.364.4874 stjohnsccdc.org

Taylorsville, West Valley, and Kearns 801.839.3388 ymcautah.org

The directors, teachers, and staff at St. John’s Community Child Development Center want to do our part in “planting seeds of faith and knowledge”. We provide a clean and secure environment to nurture spiritual, intellectual, and emotional development, as well as cultivate physical, social and creative skills in partnership with parents.

The Y’s early childhood education programs provide a structured environment that strengthens youth’s language, math, physical, literacy, social, and emotional skills, allowing 3-5 year olds the opportunity to explore, create, play, and learn. Their programs are designed to ensure your child’s success.

Sunrise Montessori

YWCA Lolie Eccles Early Education Center

Layton and Bountiful 801.295.9802 smontessori.com

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344 E. 300 South in SLC 801.537.5502 ywca.com/lolieeccles

Providing high-quality child care, pre-K, and full-day academic kindergarten, as well as extended care and “Day Camp” when kids are out of school. The Center offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum from an experienced, educated staff, and focuses on enhancing each child’s social, cognitive, language and physical growth. NAEYC accredited.

Zaniac

1045 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City 801.977.8580 zaniaclearning.com/sugarhouse At Zaniac, kids discover math and technology- and just how much fun learning can be. Forget drills and repetition, Zaniac’s fun after-school enrichment programs engage kids in creative, conceptual problem solving that builds confidence and a real academic advantage.


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SUMMER PLANNER DIRECTORY

Summer Planner

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Blooming Minds Montessori

Challenger School

This year’s camp theme is “All Around the World” and runs Jun 8-Aug 21. Ages 6 weeks-8 years will learn about all 7 continents throughout the summer and engage in interactive, hands on activities. For example, “Utah’s Drum Bus” will help us learn about music from Africa and “Scales and Tails” will help us learn about animals from South America and Africa.

The best of both worlds... fun and learning combined! They offer both half-day and all-day options. Perhaps you’re looking for a head start in the fall. Perhaps you want to keep concepts alive and fresh. Perhaps you’re simply interested in beating summer boredom. Whatever your motivation, Challenger is the perfect destination.

Dancing Moose Montessori

Children’s Choice

12447 S. Crossing Dr. #4 in Riverton 801.556.1006 bloomingmindsmontessori.com

West Valley City and South Jordan 801.968.0100 mydancingmoose.com

Farmington, Holladay, Lehi, Salt Lake City, Sandy and W. Jordan 801.487.9984 challengerschool.com

10750 S. 1300 East in Sandy 801.572.1880 childrenschoiceutah.com

Summer Moose Camps for ages 3-9 are designed to keep children’s minds and bodies active during their summer break through curriculum that emphasizes creativity, fun, and adventure! Kids explore as they learn about the subject matter through critical thinking, creative hands on activities, and artistic expression.

Our summer program offers a variety of activities to nurture creativity, learning, socialization, and fun. Kids experience field trips, outdoor activities, listening and reading activities, arts and crafts, movies, music, swim lessons and karate. Fun on-site activities include pajama day, book-a-thon, and pizza days and more.

Children’s Cottage

Children’s Corner

4615 S. Highland Dr. in Holladay 801.272.0971 childrenscottageslc.com

3534 S. Highland Dr. in Salt Lake City 801.486.6363 childrens-corner.net

Get set for a summer full of learning and fun. Our summer camps are packed with learning on-site and with exciting field trips. Kids explore science, math, reading, sports, arts and crafts, fun games, and so much more! Children’s Cottage provides loving care for children ages six weeks through twelve in a safe, home-like atmosphere.

We offer an active program to help children grow with confidence and self-esteem while making friends and having fun at the same time. Daily field trip activities around the Wasatch Front include movies, arts & crafts, swimming, cookouts, roller skating, water-slide, inflatable bouncing, “Nickel Mania”, and much, much more!

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Summer Planner By Colleen Wright

A Plan to Survive Summer Camp Anxiety...

“...While parents often think of overnight camp as a place where children learn to separate, it’s also an opportunity for parents to practice letting go...”

You can’t help it. Despite evidence of caring counselors and constant activities, you still find yourself worrying about your children’s camp experience. Is your picky eater starving for half of the day, subsisting on his favorite crackers? Is your introvert sitting alone in a corner while groups of new friends swap colorful bracelets? Worries like these may be common, but they don’t have to be yours. Take these steps to lessen your anxiety about overnight camp this summer.

Step One: Do Your Homework to Pick the Right Camp Knowing that you’ve chosen a great place for your children will make a huge difference once it’s time to send them off. There are many things you can do to ensure your choice is a special fit. Reading promotional material, watching videos, visiting an open house and

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meeting staff, and talking with parents whose children attend the camp will give you a good idea of whether it’s the right one. If you’ve done all of this and have more questions, the Camp Director can share specifics about discipline, routines, etc., and address any concerns you have. While talking, check that the camp is either licensed by the state and/or accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This ensures that the camp meets standard requirements for health and safety, such as providing adequate staff-to-camper ratios. You can verify ACA accreditation status at www.ACAcamps.org. Meeting with the director before camp starts will not only ensure that they can accommodate any special needs your children have, such as allergies, but will also go a long way towards alleviating your specific worries ahead of time.


Step Two: Once They’re at Camp, “Check” Your Urge to Check In Some overnight camps request limited parental involvement so that campers can become completely immersed in the experience, problem-solve on their own terms and practice independence. It’s harder for them to do that if you reach out excessively or during unplanned times. This can pull your children back into life at home, and unintentionally feed into homesickness. Keep your campers’ needs in mind when struck by the urge to email, call and visit. Ask yourself, “is this truly for them, or merely a way to alleviate my own worry?” While parents often think of overnight camp as a place where children learn to separate, it’s also an opportunity for parents to practice “letting go”. Of course, if there is a tangible problem which your gut tells you isn’t being handled, you may need to get involved. In this case, consider checking in without alerting your children, to avoid causing them unnecessary

stress.

Step Three: Shift Your Focus Away From Your Campers If your children aren’t having problems, but you’re still plagued by worry, focus instead on the things you CAN do. When everyone is home, there are likely a million things you wish you had the time to do for yourself. This might be as simple as watching a full, uninterrupted hour of your favorite show while eating an unshared chocolate bar. Sign up for that intro dance class, or manage to hit the gym—every single day. Set up some of those long-lost dinner dates with friends, and enjoy outings without the worry of getting back for a babysitter.

Step Four: Send Your Love If “me time” doesn’t do the trick, there are ways to connect with your children that don’t involve actual contact. How about sending some love through the mail? Letters are great, when sensitive to what they might be feeling. A light letter that asks what they’re doing and

lets them know you’re doing alright is a great way to keep in touch. If sending a care package, it’s a good idea to check the camp’s policies. Some will not allow food or toys in, while others request that if you do send bracelets, toys, etc., you send enough for an entire cabin or more.

Step Five: Plan for Your Campers’ Return Home When you feel the need to connect, how about planning for their return home? This is a great way to focus on good thoughts about your children, and a reminder that they’ll be home soon, happy and healthy. Consider planning a welcome celebration, or do a few special things around the house to surprise them. Fix a favorite electronic, or finally paint the bedrooms the shades they wanted. These small connections may be just what everyone needs in order to relax and enjoy the experience. Before long, you’ll be reminiscing together about their great time at

Rockin’ R Ranch Take your next family vacation outdoors at the Rockin’ R Ranch. Ride horses, tube down the river, go rock climbing, hike trails, ride a hay wagon, and relax around the campfire on an unforgettable adventure. Other adventure activities include: - Roping - Archery - Rappelling - Entertainment

Cowboy Camp Saddle up! Rockin’ R Cowboy Camp is a six-night camp for youth ages 12-18. Campers will experience cowboy life while learning traditional cowboy values and skills. In addition to roping lessons, horseback riding lessons, horse training seminars, archery, and fishing, each camper will be partnered with a young horse and given the responsibility and tools to care and work with it during their weeklong stay.

801-733-9538 www.rockinRranch.com Antimony, Utah

Camp Sessions: June 1-7, 2015 and August 10-16, 2015

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Children’s Service Society

SUMMER PLANNER DIRECTORY

124 S. 400 East #40 In SLC 801.355.HUGS cssutah.org

Imagination Place

1155 E. 3300 South in SLC 801.463.9067 imaginationplace.com

Child Care Resource and Referral provides links to many quality summer camp and day care options. There are offerings for full and part time schedules. Some focus on development of a specific skill, while others are one-time classes and activities. Visit their website.

Intertwining music, art, dance, yoga, theatre, Brain Gym® and drumming, our camps encourage children of all ages to use their imagination and creativity to explore and engage with the world around them. Using the arts and thematic materials we also teach important life skills such as focusing, centering emotions, communication, and flexibility of body and mind.

The Dance Company

Summer at the JCC

2121 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City 801.486.4933 thedancecompanysaltlakecity.com

2 N. Medical Dr. in Salt Lake City 801.581.0098 slcjcc.org

The Summer Spotlight of Dance is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a taste of the many dance styles off ered by The Dance Company’s outstanding faculty. Camps, workshops and intensives are offered over five weeks from June 23-August 8. Students may attend all five weeks or select weeks to attend.

The JCC offers a variety of summer activities from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend: summer camps for ages 2-16, a swim and dive team, and gorgeous indoor and outdoor pool facilities. We are a vibrant community center full of people of all ages, faiths and family configurations. Join us today and take advantage of all we have to offer.

Dancing Moose Montessori

Song of the Heart Kindermusik

West Valley City and South Jordan 801.968.0100 mydancingmoose.com

2670 S. 2000 East in Salt Lake City 801.953.0416 songheart.com

Summer Moose Camps for ages 3-9 are designed to keep children’s minds and bodies active during their summer break through curriculum that emphasizes creativity, fun, and adventure! Kids explore as they learn about the subject matter through critical thinking, creative hands on activities, and artistic expression.

Our music classes are the place to connect with other families and build your family bond as you learn together through the joy and power of music. Come boogie, bond, burst into song, and build your child’s brain at our award winning studio. Meet our musical family through a complimentary class. See what we’ve been singing about for 17 years! Ages birth-7.

The Finishing School

L’itl Scholars

For 30 years, The Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning homemaking skills. Kids learn sewing, cooking and life skills in the ten-week-long Summer Session that runs from mid-June through mid-August. History and charm abound in the classes taught in a wonderful original pioneer home in Holladay.

At Lit‘l Scholars, the children’s programs are designed to meet your child’s developmental needs. The center offers creative learning experiences with an academic emphasis on phonics, reading, math and printing. Children explore their world through art, science, social skills and cultural activities.

Gifted Music School

Mad Science

150 S. 1000 East in Salt Lake City 801.300.1199 giftedmusicschool.org

Camps across the Wasatch Front 801.292.8646 madscience.com/greatersaltlake

Gifted Music School is committed to creating a new standard for music education in the United States. The Preparatory Program is a community based music program for all students. Limited need and merit based tuition assistance scholarships are available on a limited basis. Piano, violin, cello, viola, music theory, chamber music.

Mad Science aims to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.

iD Tech Camps

Mathnasium Mathletes

4880 Highland Cir. in Holladay 801.277.9244 thefinishingschoolslc.com

Held at the University of Utah 888.709.8324 iDTech.com Inspired by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and meet friends who share their interests. Also available at select campuses nationwide: iD Alexa Café (all-girls, ages 10-15), iD Tech Mini (ages 6-9), and 2-week, pre-college Teen Academies (ages 13-18). 36 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Salt Lake City and Taylorsville 801.467.8545 litlscholars.com

Draper, South Jordan, Sugar House, Cottonwood Hts 801.572.MATH mathnasium.com Mathnasium is a “Math Only” learning center where kids in grades 2-12 come to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Summer is the perfect opportunity to help your kids get back in shape if this year has been difficult for them or prevent the “summer slide.”


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For details call (801) 304-4545 or visit www.MegaplexTheatres.com/KidsMovies

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SUMMER PLANNER DIRECTORY

McKee Language School

Natural History Museum of Utah

1417 S. 1100 East in SLC 801.467.1619 mckeeschool.com

301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City nhmu.utah.edu 801.585.3948

Summer school is cool at McKee Language Schools. Children learn Spanish through immersion in an atmosphere of play from native Spanish speakers trained in the McKee Language Systems. Summer classes begin in June, so enroll now to reserve your child’s spot!

In our camps your child will explore the natural world from new perspectives, put the scientific method into action, and engage in authentic experiences with Museum staff and specimens, all while making new friends and having a blast! Our camps take full advantage of the Museum’s exhibits, outdoor spaces, and the natural environment of the foothills.

Megaplex Theatres

Ninth South Montessori

Throughout Utah 801.304.4550 megaplextheatres.com

346 E. 900 South in Salt Lake City ninthsouth@gmail.com ninthsouthmontessori.com

Kids and accompanying parents or guardians will enjoy 10 classic G or PG rated family films -- one film each week at participating Megaplex locations. Summer Movies begin the first week in June. Tickets available for purchase online or at theatres box offices.

Join 9th South Montessori for fun and educational summer camp themes. Summer camp is available for half or full day options and on a one week basis for ages 2-7 years old. For calendar and camp themes visit ninthsouthmontessori.com.

Millcreek Gym & Cheer

The Paint Mixer

3955 S. Wasatch Blvd., Suite A 801.718.4605 or 801-718-5263 millcreekgym.com

Whether your kids eady to get serious about their gymnastics skills or simply ready to give gymnastics a try, we have the perfect program for your summer. Camps includes 1 hour of Gymnastics class per day, crafts, games, and field trips evey Friday. Sign up for a week, a month or for the whole summer!

Murray City Parks & Rec

Murray Park/Viewmont Elementary 801.264.2614 murray.utah.gov

Sugarhouse and Park City 801.944.8811 swimkids.biz Discovery why The Paint Mixer was recently voted Favorite Art Center by the readers of Utah Family Magazine. Find your inner artist and tap into your creative side while learning the fundamentals of painting and exploring the world of acrylic paints and canvas. We offer summer camps, kids and teens workshops, family workshops, party services, open paint times & more.

Peterson Farm

11887 S. 4000 West in Riverton 801.999.8548 petersenfarm.com

Kids take center stage as they learn the FUNdamental parts of being onstage through acting, singing, improve and more. At the end of each session, there will be a presentation by the actors for family and friends.

Enroll your 5-12-year-olds in an unforgettable Farm Camp unlike any other! Our FARM CAMP campers will spend the week seeing, hearing, touching, and exploring the farm as we learn about where our food comes from. Your child will have a unique opportunity to make lasting memories exploring and learning on a real working farm.

Muv Kids

Puddle Jumper Preschool

4679 S. 2225 East in Holladay 801.944.8811 muvkidz Join Muv Kids at Swim Kids for a fun-filled summer! Daily activities with nurturing, experienced teachers include music, arts and crafts, sports and open swim time as well as snacks and a 30-min. swim lesson! Small student-teacher ratio and flexible schedules.

National Ability Center 1000 Ability Way in Park City 435.649.3991 DiscoverNAC.org

Discover the possibilities this summer at the National Ability Center. Offering summer day and overnight camps as well as summer sports, recreation and equestrian programming. Summer programs are available for people of all abilities including children, veterans and adults with cognitive, sensory and/or physical disabilities and their families. 38 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

West Jordan & South Jordan 801.833.8330 puddlejumperpreschool.com

Each week-long camp runs Mon-Fri for 2 1/2 hours, morning or afternoon. Sign up for 1 camp or all 7. Camps will be similar to preschool with Music and Movement, Discovery Play, Manipulatives and Math Skills, Academic Games and Lessons, Creative Art Projects, Snack and Imaginative Play.

Right Start Kids Academy South Jordan and Park City 801.790.1800 blackdiamondgym.com

Right Start is the award-winning academic preschool program at Black Diamond Gymnastics. Our camp is a reflection of the preschool program, structured to help parent better bridge the summer. Our program focuses on developing the whole child. In addition to a proven academic curriculum, students will participate in physcial activities.


Let your kids be CREATIVE and learn skills that will last a lifetime! Kids Sewing Classes Ages 6+ Kids Cooking & Life Skills Mini Chefs Ages 5 & 6 Culinary Kids Ages 7+

Themed birthday parties and youth group events! Year-round ADULT Sewing & Cooking CLASSES Over 30 years of excellence! Call us today to reserve your spot!

The Finishing School 4880 S Highland Circle  Holladay, Utah 84117 801-277-9244 Info@learntocookandsew.com  www.thefinishingschoolslc.com

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Summer Planner By Lynette Rasmussen, Utah Afterschool Network

Summer Programs Head Head Off Boredom and Learning Loss Summer is a wonderful time of year. The flowers are blooming, the days are long, and the weather is warm. One cannot help but be grateful for the longer days and warm weather that allows them the opportunity to spend time with their family. Warm summer nights bring movies in the park, neighborhood night games, and backyard camping.”. However, as many of you know, there are drawbacks to having children home all summer with nothing to do. Boredom starts to slowly creep in, time in front of the television increases, and the intellectual stimulation of your young ones begins to wane. In fact, research shows there is a significant decrease in academic and social skills over the course of the summer1. Students are not using their hard earned classroom knowledge nor are they getting their basic social needs met. School fills a need for social connection that is more difficult to find when students are at home during the summer months.2 Not to mention, children’s activity levels drop and their community involvement suffers, to say the least. How can you address these needs for your child and alleviate summer learning loss? Enroll them in a high quality out-of-school time program. High quality out-of-school time programs offer a solution to the summertime blues and boredom that is often present with your little (or big) ones. Whether the programs are community, religious, school or otherwise based, high quality out-of-school time programs are shown to offer positive effects for healthy youth development.3

Improved Academic Performance Improved academic performance is one of many positive effects of a high quality summer out-of-school time program. Many out-of-school time programs offer academic and enrichment activities that not only keep young minds engaged but also help retain the skills they learned in the classroom. Out40 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

of-school time programs have an inherent advantage to support classroom learning by engaging youth in hands-on experiments and activities for which classrooms hardly ever have the time for. Having your child participate in an outof-school time program can improve their academic performance by keeping their skills sharp and allowing them new approaches to subject matter. Additionally, diverse learning styles experienced in out-of-school time programs can open the door to innovation, intrigue, and a new understanding. Academic skills are not the only skills youth learn while engaging in out-of-school time activities.

Social Skills Social skills are another advantage to outof school time programs. As youth create and explore in groups with new faces, they learn new social skills such as teamwork, camaraderie, and sharing. Evidence shows as out-of-school time participants work with their fellows, they also gain self-confidence and integrity.4 Furthermore, youth learn how to relate to and respect new adults in their program. Program staff has often been perceived as hip college students who have positioned themselves as good role models. They teach youth new perspectives, engage them in new hobbies, and expose them to new community opportunities during their summer months.

Sense of Community A third positive effect of out-of-school time programs is an increased sense of community. Many programs partner with and visit several community organizations such as universities1, recreation centers, museums, parks, and theatres. Afternoon or day trips to these places are a chance for students to further explore their interests in new venues and relaxed atmospheres. These experiences further allow

for cultural exposure and a deeper connection to the city in which you and your children live. This connection can foster a greater sense of stewardship, democracy, and responsibility to your city as your child grows. However, community benefits of out-ofschool time programs are not limited to your children. Many of these programs offer parent involvement through family nights, parent classes, and showcases of the children’s work. Many out-of-school time programs strive to provide resources for youth and their families in order to increase neighborhood assistance and acquaintance. Some programs have even been known to host youth/parent basketball games to encourage a cooperative spirit and family physical activity.

Explore Interests Many programs offer a variety of sports, dance, movement, martial arts, and even weight training. This abundance of activities allows youth a chance to choose an activity that resonates and interests them. After all, the best exercise is a type that you love! With their access to warm weather, parks, and open spaces, out-of-school time programs are the perfect atmosphere to channel your child’s energy into a positive outlet. To find a program near you, go to the Utah Afterschool Networks website at utahafterschool.org. For ideas of what you or your child’s out-of-school time program could do this summer, go to Utah State Universities Care about Childcare website and download their Summer Activity Guide at careaboutchildcare.usu.edu. Take advantage of your community resources this summer to save your child from the summer blues and boredom. Find a great out-of-school time for your child where they may learn, grow and remain engaged in their summer learning. *See utahfamily.com/main/?p=2533


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ninthsouthmontessori.com 346 East 900 South, SLC, UT

The Perfect Blend of Academic Learning, Discovery and Fun. Puddle Jumper Preschool promotes the development of the “whole child” through activities focusing on cognitive, emotional, social, creative and physical development. We offer a nurturing, educational, and fun experience.

• Music & Dance • Daily Spanish

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• Sensorial Development

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• Social Graces & courtesy • Practical Life Exercises

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• Weekly Themes • Spanish • More

43 South 200 West in Bountiful

801-292-9802 • smontessori.com

April 11, May 9 & June 6, 11am-1pm

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SUMMER PLANNER

Rockin R Ranch

Samba Fogo Drum & Dance Camp

459 N. Main, Antimony, UT 801.733.9538 rockinrranch.com/cowboy_camp

663 W. 100 South 801.487.9984 sambafogo.com/samba-crianca

The Rockin’ R Ranch is an authentic western ranch in south-central Utah. During our one-week Cowboy Camps youth ages 12-18 will be partnered with a young horse and participate in all sorts of fun activities and work projects including horseback riding lessons, trail riding, roping lessons, horse training seminars, archery, hiking, fishing, and more.

Samba Criança (Samba Kid) is a Brazilian drum and dance camp presented by Samba Fogo. Students get to experience the joy of Brazilian drumming, dance, song, and folklore, as they put together a final performance for friends and family. Camps 9 am-noon, July 13-18 for ages 5-8, and July 20-24 for ages 9-12. Tuition is $120 per student.

Rowland Hall Summerworks

Camp Snowbird

see website for locations rowlandhall.org

Little Cottonwood Canyon 801.933.2256 snowbird.com

Rowland Hall has an active day camp where children make friends, learn new skills, and havea blast! Whether you’re into sports, writing, art or science, kids ages 4-13 fi nd a diverse array of activities tailored to their interests. Convenient options for halfday, week-by-week, or whole summer programs.

There is a new adventure each day in beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon for all campers ages 5-12. Campers will explore the canyon through nature hikes, science experiments, arts and crafts and supervised swims. Open Monday through Friday, June 8 – August 21. Transportation up and down the canyon provided.

St. Andrew Catholic School

Snowbird Mountain Biking

11835 S. 3600 West in Riverton 801.253.6000 standrewut.org

Little Cottonwood Canyon 801.933.2256 snowbird.com

Weekly summer camps in June and July provide a fun and safe way for kids to spend their summer days. Sign up for a week, a month, or both months. The weekly tuition includes the cost of two weekly field trips, lots of activities, and snacks.

Learn new biking skills and experience the mountain trails through this three-day mountain biking camp occurring July 13-15. Campers ages 10-15 will do skills-based training in the mornings and ride the trails in the afternoons. Transportation up and down the canyon provided.

St. John’s Community Ctr. 475 Herbert Ave. in SLC 801.364.4874 stjohnsccdc.org

St. John’s campers have the opportunity to explore and discover the environment that surrounds them while creating and sustaining lasting friendships. St. John’s offers field trips that inspire the imagination and connect with nature along with tennis, swimming, art, and dance lessons. With something new every day St. John’s ensures a unique and positive experience.

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

Snowbird Mountain Sports Little Cottonwood Canyon 801.933.2256 snowbird.com

Enjoy the mountain playground while learning new skills in a variety of activities. Mountain bike, trail run, swim, hike, and climb with professional coaches. For ages 10-15. Two summer sessions, July 6-10 and July 27-31. Transportation up and down the canyon provided.

Sunrise Montessori Layton and Bountiful 801.295.9802 smontessori.com

SUNRISE MONTESSORI

Make friends and dance hard! The SLC Ballet specializes in authentic classical ballet training taught in the Russian Vaganova method by internationally recognized faculty. We get moving with jazz, modern, character dance, yoga, pilates, zumba, music, arts and crafts, theater and more!

Keep up your academics all summer long with our full Montessori curriculum mixed with loads of fun. Kids receive Spanish instruction every day and swimming every LIFE-LASTING LOVEfi OFeld LEARNING morning. Discover weekly themes and fun weekly FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-12 • Phonics • Arts, Crafts, Music, trips. Sign up for a week or for the whole summer! Dance and Drama

Salt Lake Dance Center

TAG Ranch

2668 S. 2000 East, in Salt Lake City 801.467.5404 saltlakedancecenter.com We have a year round, complete program of ballet and pre-ballet in addition to jazz, hip-hop and lyrical. Summertime is the perfect time to explore dance with our themed camps, including, Diva Camp, Fairytales Camp, Dance Intensives and Dance Splash. Call today to register! 44 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

• Math and Geometry • General and Functional Geography • Science, Botany, Zoology • History

Wanship, Utah 801.414.5131 tagranch.com

• Daily Spanish • Sensorial Development • Social Graces & courtesy • Practical Life Exercises

Enroll for Summer!

• Field Trips • Swimming Lessons • Sports

• Weekly Themes • Spanish • More

43 South 200 West in Bountiful 1323 E. Gordon Ave. in Clearfield 801-292-9802 • smontessori.com

TAG Ranch is a place that enables The Authentic Generation to realize their true potential and gives kids a nurturing environment to develop self-confi dence, learn important life lessons, and grow into healthy, caring adults. Kids explore through equestrian, fi tness, team, art and education activities for summer of fun and growth.


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Summer Planner By Beth N. Davis

Growing Great Kids: Life Lessons Learned in the Garden Whether it becomes an acre of bountiful harvest or just some cucumbers and tomatoes for your summertime salads, gardens offer you an opportunity to teach your children valuable life skills. We all know about the physical benefits of gardening. There’s the sunshine, fresh air, exercise and healthy eating that it promotes. All of those wonderful experiences and still, gardening offers more. As parents, we plant the seeds of who our children will become. Now is the time to get down in the dirt with your kids and open them up to the lessons that gardening can teach them.

Planning Forward thinking is something we sometimes forget to teach our children during the rigorous hustle and bustle of their youth. Planning a garden with your children will teach them valuable skills they need to plan for the future. Right now, you plan for the garden layout and the necessary seed and plant purchases. You spend the time because someday, too soon, your kids will be pouring over college course descriptions the way you teach them to pour over seed catalogs. Make the planning process fun. Take measurements of your ground space and decide whether you are going to use containers. If you’re in an urban area and green space is hard to come by, containers will be your best friends. Many seed companies have developed hybrids that thrive in small containers and still produce prolifically. As you plan your garden with your children, remember to let them choose their favorite fruits and vegetables. Having even a single watermelon that they will devour will be a great reward for a job well done and 46 UTAHFAMILY.COM UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING SPRING 2015 2015 46

they will be more likely to try new foods they helped to cultivate.

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Diligence and consistency Cooperation Your children will want to help with the garden. Let them. Getting down into the soil and working with you and their siblings will teach your child cooperation. When our usually stingy five year old started doling out even amounts of ripe tomatoes for everyone during last year’s harvest, we knew that gardening was teaching her lifelong values. There will be more cooperation and less fighting if you assign each child a section of the garden or a specific task. One can be in charge of diggings small holes, a great job for boys, while another can be in charge of seeds, watering, etc.

Patience Plants take time to grow. Your family garden will teach your child that good things are worth waiting for. Sure, you can always run to the farmer’s market for a hearty crop of tomatoes, but waiting to make sauce from your own, home grown variety is much more rewarding. When the first seedlings push through the soil and into the sunlight, your kids will begin to see the results of their labor. Every year when the blueberries start to ripen on the bushes in our side yard, my two middle kids monitor them daily. They have learned that eating a sour purple berry is not as fun as waiting for that same berry to turn a deep, sweet blue. Teaching an appreciation for delayed gratification will pay off in spades when it comes time for your teenager to plan

Just as practicing a musical instrument will become easier for your child over time, so too does gardening. When you first uncover the mucky mess of weeds and soil in the early spring, you will have to put in a great deal of time and effort to prepare the garden for planting. If you leave the garden unattended for too long in the summer, the weeds will begin to take over once again. Like any skill worth learning, when your child learns to pay diligent and consistent attention to your garden, it becomes easy to manage.

Dealing with Disappointment Sometimes things don’t work out. Seeds refuse to germinate. Unwanted pests destroy a tomato plant. Deer and bunnies take their fill of your lettuce. Any number of things can go wrong, particularly if you are gardening for the first time. That’s okay. Share the lessons with your children. Next year, you’ll put the deer fencing up earlier and find a way to battle garden pests. You will research which plants do well in your area and realize that maybe a lemon tree was never a good idea for your growing zone. Gardening is like life in that way. There are so many big and little successes and failures. You learn lessons along the way and, as the years go by, you gain experience. If you handle the disappointments with grace, your children will learn to do the same. Beth N. Davis is a wife and mother of four.


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Fill your imagination with Club U camps that mix outdoor activities, science and water with art, music, animals and more! Fill your brain with Youth Academy of Excellence courses that perfectly blend leaning and fun with hands-on experiments and activities. Go online for a list of the many classes.

Discovery why the WVC Family Fitness Center was voted 2014’s All-Around Family Favorite and Favorite Day Camp Program by Utah Family Magazine readers. Camp programs include field trips, Kidz Yoga and Kidz Zumba, rock climbing, silly games, swimming, yummy lunch and snacks and much more.

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The Utah Afterschool Network (UAN) is a non-profit association established in 2005 by a consortium of over 100 afterschool practitioners, youth advocates, and leaders of state agencies. The vision is that every child in Utah has access to high quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs. Visit the website to search for after-school and summer programs

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UMOCA in partnership with CUAC Contemporary presents a weeklong artist residency program for children entering grades 4-6. The program will teach participants how to research, select materials, consider your audience and stay true to your own imagination. Completed artworks will be exhibited at UMOCA.

Each week, campers ages 2-13 interact with each other in our amazing facility. They create art, build, enjoy music, experiment in science, plant their own garden, do fitness activities, cook various foods, have fun with drama, dance and karate technique, and explore the outdoors.

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Each day kids go on field trips to explore our beautiful valley. Days are fi lled with swimming, arts and crafts, sports, tours, performances, hikes in canyons, and just soaking up the sun. Sign up for a week or sign up for the whole summer. New this year is our camp for teens, ages 13-17!

The YWCA Summer Camp Program seeks to create a well-rounded summer of discovery. The YWCA campus hosts a number of play areas which support activities such as mini sports camps, organized games, team-building activities, creative free play, and yoga. Our versatile program provides learning, discovery, and play in many areas. Ages 5-12 welcome.

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A full-service clinic for the evaluation and treatment of childhood communication disorders. The intensive summer stuttering therapy program allows children and parents to learn more about their stuttering and learn management techniques all in the spirit of fun social activities and outings.

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Summer Planner By Steffanie Casperson, Editor of Goschoolers.com

Scout Out Easy and Inexpensive Summer Fun There is nothing quite like gorgeous spring weather to remind us summer is just around the corner. For many families that means a whirlwind of sports, vacations, summer jobs, and family reunions. But it can also mean more downtime than school-age kids are accustom to, and that can cause some parents anxiety about keeping kids occupied in active and healthy activities that are also enjoyable and fun for everyone. A little advance planning not only can help parents steer clear of complaints about boredom, but with creativity, families can be engaged in enjoyable, memory-making activities that will also continue the learning process over the out-of-school weeks as well. The following are tips for planning a fun, inexpensive, and memorable summer: (and even sneaking in a bit of learning while you’re at it…. shhh!) Tip 1: Have a family “Summer Fun Brainstorm.” Make a list of the activities family members hope to say their summer included when fall rolls around. Ideas might be sports to participate in as well as to watch, camping trips, splash pad picnics, summer desserts your family enjoys, events you have participated in in the past, and new ideas of things you would like to try. While your family may not be able to do each idea listed, getting them all out may give you a sense of the kind of summer your family members are craving. Tip 2: Organize the family brainstorm into those activities which require planning and/or a budget and those which do not. Spending a day at the beach at Bear Lake, may be free, but tricky to pull off last-minute. Catching a summer blockbuster at the theater requires a bit of cash and a sense of what is playing when. A water balloon fight at your favorite park is free and can be pulled 50 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

together on any lazy afternoon. Tip 3: Post activities which require little planning and no money somewhere where you can easily reference them. This list might include favorite parks, hikes, picnics, a BBQ, or sleeping in the yard. Even games and activities can be included - night games, karaoke in the yard, s’mores over the firepit, water fights, etc. Pull this list out to reference on day that needs a little pick-me-up. You can take turns choosing an activity from this list or hold a family vote. Invite friends to join in the fun and you have an instant party. Tip 4: Keep a separate list for those activities which are resource intensive. This list is what you will use to plan something special, when you have room in the budget, and/or big stretches of time without anything else going on. This list is for the trips to Lagoon, the camping excursions, or cooling off at Seven Peaks Water Park. Tip 5: Put all of the free events of interest to your family on your family calendar. Again, you may not do everything posted, but you will easily be able to find and be reminded of options if you are searching for something extra special. Salt Lake City summers are rich with such opportunities! Your family calendar might list concerts at Gallivan Center all through the summer, or the Farmers Market Sunday mornings at Wheeler Farm. Many communities in Salt Lake County host their own 4th of July or Pioneer Day Celebration. Beat the heat by heading up into the hills. In June hit Park City’s Olympic Day - free, family fun at the Olympic Plaza. In August Snowbird hosts Oktoberfest - a beautiful setting

for German polka and spotting authentic lederhosen. Check online community calendars and even community boards at grocery stores and public buildings to update your list of possibilities. As you list these on your family’s calendar, you will be able to build and add repeating events you have enjoyed year after year. Tip 6: Consider a field trip! Sometimes making fabulous memories AND providing an engaging learning opportunity can be as easy as heading out on a field trip! Field tripping with families (as opposed to school classes) means more time can be spent doing things of interest to each family member. Inviting friends not only creates a buddy system that can add fun and take the stress out of keeping everyone safe, but many venues also offer group discounts. When choosing where to go, take a hint from your child’s current interests and think outside the box. Perhaps a sports fan would like to take a tour of a sports arena as much as catch a game. A child into jewelry might like a long chat with a jewelry store owner about precious gems. Bring a picnic or stop for a treat to seal the outing as a hit for the kids. When you are determined to make learning come alive for your kids, you may surprise yourself with all the ideas of places you might go! Steffanie Casperson, Cache Valley resident, mother of 4, and field trip guru, created the website Goschoolers.com for families in search of adventurous learning opportunities. Visit Goschooler.com to read reviews of local field trip destinations and anual events, get ideas of where to go, and discover why field tripping can be such an effective learning tool.


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar April 15 Wednesday Help Me Grow Ages And Stages: While the children are playing parents will fill out the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire.” The questionnaire is a great tool to help parents discover their child’s strengths and uncover any potential areas of concern. Visit helpmegrowutah.org for more info. Ages 0-5 1/2. Also at 12:30 p.m. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Game On: Gear up for some fun and get your game on at the library! We will play video games, board games, card games, and more. Grades K-6. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. KidZ Club: Fun activities for grades K-5. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-4:30 p.m. Family Game Night: Play board games, card games, and more! For all ages. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 6-8:30 p.m. Noche - Bilingual Family Night: Cuentos, juegos, manualidades, y programas especiales para familias. Presentadas en Español y en Inglés. Stories, games, crafts, and special family programs presented in Spanish and English. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Wide-Awake Princess, by B.D. Baker. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m.; Riding Freedom, by Pam Munoz Ryan. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8:30 p.m.; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.

16 Thursday South Towne Kids Club: A new fun activity each month. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10 a.m. Play & Pretend: Storytime. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Afternoon @ The Movies: Enjoy the movie of the month on the big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. Get Comfy! Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-6 p.m. SMAC Campus Art Walk: Discover the hidden gems of The University of Utah, from sculptures to paintings to the buildings themselves, with the help of SMAC, the UMFA’s Students’ Museum Advisory Council. Appetizers, drinks, art making, and performances, then a self-guided tour to view art around campus. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 4-7 p.m. Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some 52 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Take places in the Farm Country. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. This month’s theme is Pokemon. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4:30-5:30 p.m. La Hora del Cuento: Vengan por diversión en español e inglés con cuentos, canciones y arte. Families, join us for Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and art. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Flora and Ulysses. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.; Three Times Lucky, by Shella Turnage. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8:30 p.m.; West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m.

17 Friday Alta Earth Day: Encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. Alta Community Enrichment Center, 10351 E. Highway 210, 9 a.m. Stuffed Animal Sleepover: What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off

your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you! Leave them at the library anytime on Friday. Come back Saturday morning to pick them up, enjoy a breakfast snack, and watch a slideshow of their nighttime shenanigans! Sweet Library, 455 F St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Also, Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Herriman’s Lego Play: Build with the library’s collection of Lego bricks. Pick up a ticket at the info desk 15 minutes before program begins. All ages. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 2:30-3:15 p.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys! A “backwards bookclub”... No reading before-hand required! For April, flip out with Big Nate! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-5 p.m. Also, Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5 p.m. This month’ theme, Fun-O-Lympics! Gallery Stroll: In this special art show to celebrate National Park month, view vintage Park posters designed and submitted by children along with posters from the See America Project. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 6-9 p.m.

18 Saturday Spring Garden Walks: Take a guided tour

as the once-dormant plants are coming back to life. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10 a.m.-noon. Stuffed Animal Sleepover: What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you! Leave them at the library anytime on Friday. Come back Saturday morning to pick them up, enjoy a breakfast snack, and watch a slideshow of their nighttime shenanigans! Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m. Also, Sweet Library, 455 F St., 10 a.m. Read To A Dog: Intermountain Therapy Animals. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Also, Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Schoolage Sensory Fun: Kearns Library is hosting a free and unique activity group for school age children and teens with special needs. This program is aimed at those with autism although all youth with special needs and their siblings are welcome. Parental attendance required. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Birdosity: Discover the life of birds, brush up on your identification skills and learn about a variety of bird related topics. Takes places in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Read With A Dog: Read a story to Belle the Labrador. Call 801-264-2587 to schedule a session. Space limited. Sponsored by Intermountain Therapy Animals. Murray


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. LEGO® At The Library: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. BN Murray Storytime: Exciting stories, activities and treats for young children. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 11 a.m. Saturday Storytime: A fun new storybook each week. Apr 11-I Wish You More; Apr 18Aqualicious. Barnes and Noble Gateway, 6 N. Rio Grande St., 11 a.m. The Games Maker: Featuring an engaging story and fantastical atmosphere, The Games Maker is a gripping adventure about a young boy pursuing his dreams and saving his family. The film is from Argentina, but presented in English. Ages 8 & up. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11 a.m. Stone Soup Puppet Show: A weary traveler asks for food, but is turned away by all the townsfolk. He decides to make soup out of a stone, and the people look on amazed as he prepares the huge pot. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, noon. Third Saturday For Families: Free family art activity themed by exhibits in the museum. See Our America - The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and learn about influential Latino artists.Then create a poster to explore this unique and important art form. Club Quetzalcoatl will perform an interactive dance in the Great Hall at 2 and 3 p.m. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1-4 p.m. The Utah Robotic Arm By Motion Control : Third Floor Studio. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 1 p.m. Lego Challenge: What can you build with a bunch of Legos? Challenge yourself to create a Lego masterpiece. We also have duplos for our smaller builders. Families. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-3 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog, Great Basin Spadefoot (toads), and Utah salamanders. Getting to know our animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Design Challenge: A new Museum program that gets everyone engaging in the engineering design process. Make a team with your family or friends, or build by yourself. Be ready to design, build, test, and prototype a solution to a given problem. Regular admission fee applies. This month, Trebuchet Challenge. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 2 p.m. Dog Day Afternoons: The City Library and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) offer children the opportunity to practice reading with a fuzzy friend in a positive, non-threatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 3-4 p.m. 54 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Peter Pan Storybook Adventure Party: Enjoy refreshments, and adventure games as you become part of this classic adventure tale. $10 member child or adult, $15 non member or free for Gold Level members. Treehouse Children’s Museum, 347 22nd St., 6 p.m.

20 Monday Little Naturalists Story Time At Swaner: Read a specially selected nature-themed book, play games and participate in activities, and complete a craft. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Little Naturalists Story Time : The perfect program for 3-5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and other aspects of nature. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Play And Pretend: Books, songs, dramatic play and art. Fun hands-on activities and play. Parent supervision required. Ages 1-5. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:30-11:30 a.m. No Girls Allowed Drop In: Drop by for an activity or craft packed full of fun. Geared for guys! Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 3:30-5 p.m. Piggy Bank Craft: Celebrate Money Smart month and make a piggy bank to put your coins in. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: You are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, and snacks. The Box Trolls Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8 p.m. Cowboy Poetry: Families. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 6-8:45 p.m. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Fun Flicks: The Boxtrolls, rated PG. Bring a pillow & a blanket so you can be comfortable. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:45 p.m. Timp Symphony Orchestra: A concert featuring the winners of the bi-annual Aspiring Musicians Competition. 10 winners will solo with the orchestra. Doors Open 6:30 p.m. $10/general admission,$8/seniors & students. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 7:30-9 p.m.

21 Tuesday Storytime At Wheeler Farm: Head to the “Milking Parlor” at Wheeler Farm for songs, stories, and fun. Preschoolers with a caring adult. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 10:30 a.m. Stone Soup Puppet Show: A weary traveler asks for food, but is turned away by all the townsfolk. He decides to make soup out of

a stone, and the people look on amazed as he prepares the huge pot. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m.

Plant It For The Planet: Decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds in celebration of Earth Day. Kids will learn the importance of pollination and receive a special takeaway to track their flower’s progress. Space limited. Call to RSVP. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 11 a.m. Millcreek Chess Club: Play or learn to play. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 3-5 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays: Learn and play at this Terrific afterschool program for boys and girls 6-11. A fairytale party at the library! Once upon a time games, crafts, and storytelling will lead to a happy ever after ending. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. African Safari: Travel to Africa, look for African animals and play some African games. All without leaving the library. Elementary aged kids Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Skulduggery Pleasant. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Also, West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.; Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke Columbia Elementary School, 3505 W. 7800 South, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hundred Horses, by Sarah Lean. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m.; Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

22 Wednesday Celebrate Earth Day: Fun activities to honor the earth anytime during library hours. Kids of all ages. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Stone Soup Puppet Show: A weary traveler asks for food, but is turned away by all the townsfolk. He decides to make soup out of a stone, and the people look on amazed as he prepares the huge pot. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Earth Day Celebration: Third floor. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, noon-4 p.m. Kids Create: Get creative! Art activities for grades K-6. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest?? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 5-5:30 p.m. Children’s Writers Critique Group: Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

Easy Family Meals On A Budget: Learn to make delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive meals! Recipes will be demonstrated and sampled. Presented by USU Extension Food $ense Nutrition Program Educators. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet, but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.The stories give us a sense of place and what is means to be responsible stewards of the earth.Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 S., 7-9 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. The One and Only Ivan. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. Also, Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

23 Thursday Stone Soup Puppet Show: A weary traveler asks for food, but is turned away by all the townsfolk. He decides to make soup out of a stone, and the people look on amazed as he prepares the huge pot. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Play & Pretend: Storytime. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Chickadee Society: Designed for emergent readers and their adults. Each session will include science themed handson and movement activities, read-aloud stories, and explorations of the Museum’s galleries from a preschool point of view. Feb. 12 - Backyard Bugs; Feb. 26 - Bats; Mar. 12 - Caterpillars and Butterflies; Mar. 26 - Frogs; Apr. 9 - Eggs; Apr. 23 - Spiders. 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., 4:305:30 p.m. Fun At The Movies: Sing in the mountains and escape the Nazi’s with the Van Trapp family like you never have before. Sing the songs, pop stringers during the celebration in this newer interactive showing of the live performance. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 5-7 p.m. Cinéma français: Emmenez toute la famille de profiter de “La Grande Aventure Lego.” Vous etes invités a apporter vos propres couvertures, oreillers, et des collations. Ce film est classé PG. Bring the family to watch “The Lego Movie” in French. English subtitles. Geared especially for French Dual-Immersion students. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6-8 p.m. Sugar House Stories: Share your photos, stories and memories of special events that took place at Sugar House’s Monument Plaza at our annual Sugar House Stories event. The Sprague Branch, Sugar House Community Council, and Sugar House Chamber of


Commerce invite you to contribute to their time capsule, and well as view photos and video on Sugar House history. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 6-8 p.m. Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet, but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. Prospector Square Theatre, 2200 Sidewinder Dr., 7-9 p.m. Guys Read: A book club for boys ages 8-12 and a caring adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.

24 Friday Help Me Grow Ages And Stages: While the children are playing parents will fill out the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire.” The questionnaire is a great tool to help parents discover their child’s strengths and uncover any potential areas of concern. Visit helpmegrowutah.org for more info. Ages 0-5 1/2. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15-11:45 a.m. Freakishly Fun Fridays: After school fun. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 3-4 p.m. Ready, Set, LEGO!: Create and take home your own Lego Crayons. While you’re waiting, there are lots of real Legos for you to create stuff with. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Rockets. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Also, Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4-5 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. Free tickets at the kids’ desk on the day of the program from 3:45 p.m. until program start time. American Girl Club: American Girl Club is for children 8 to 12 who love their American Girl Dolls and are interested in learning about and making fun things for their dolls. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 4 p.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys! A “backwards bookclub”... No reading beforehand required! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Variations: A captivating multimedia piano concert that explores themes and variations through music, math, and dance. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 7-8 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Harmon’s Midvale, 7755 S. 700 East, 9 p.m.

25 Saturday Tulip Festival Half Marathon 5K & Kids 1-Mile Run: Runners of all abilities will be challenged and awed by this remarkably beautiful and jaw-dropping half marathon

course through over 250,000 tulips. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 7-11 a.m.

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Sheep Shearing Barn Exhibit Grand Opening: Celebrate our new sheep shearing barn exhibit. Watch the shearing system in operation. Ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. There will be a wool processing junior ranger program about how sheep were sheared and wool was processed on Antelope Island at 11 a.m. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Earth Day Celebration: A number of engaging activities and take home crafts for youth of all ages. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Garden Adventures: Ages 4-12 are welcome with a caregiver. Terrific Trees. Learn about trees from all over the world and take home a seedling to plant in your yard. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Party For The Planet: Celebrate the earth with animal enrichment, presentations, and informative booths. Learn about all the small things you can do that will make a big impact on our planet. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. Día De Los Niños/Día De Los Libros: Crafts, activities, and storytellers in English and in Spanish. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fantasy-Land Fairies, Knights, Dragons, Hobbits: Meet all sorts of different fantasy characters, learn about a little about the Con and the costumes, see a giant dragon, how to make them, have a craft, and some role play. 5 and up. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 11 a.m.-noon.

7 pm, Free to the public Salt Lake Public Library Thursday, April 23, 2015 4th Floor Conference Room Steven is making an unprecedented stop in Salt Lake on his world tour with Jane Goodall. Steven M. Druker is a public interest attorney who initiated a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that forced it to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. This revealed that politically appointed administrators had covered up the extensive warnings of their own scientists about the unusual risks of these foods, lied about the facts, and then ushered these products onto the market in violation of explicit mandates of federal food safety law. This is the premise of his book “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth”. http://bit.ly/TwistedTruthGMO THIS BOOK IS ALREADY CHANGING THE WAY GLOBAL LEADERS THINK ABOUT GM FOODS.

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Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Takes place in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Peter Pan And Other Adventures: Take a trip to Never-Never Land with Peter Pan and visit other storybook adventures told through music. The Utah Symphony Youth Guild will provide an activity for children before both concerts. Utah Symphony, 123 W. South Temple, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bug Brigade: Observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods’ anatomy, behavior and important ecological roles. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2 p.m. Leadie Eddie Puppet Show: Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. LEGO® At The Library: LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monthly Movies At Day-Riverside: Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided. The Boxtrolls. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Star Party: Learn about globular clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. solar scopes will be set up for viewing the sun. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 6:30-11:30 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

27 Monday Afterschool Poetry: Try out different types of poetry-art, make your own magnetic poetry set, and participate in a real poetry slam! Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cine Latino: Familias. Los Box Trolls. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8 p.m. Family Yoga: This class, presented by Avenues Yoga, is a great chance for parents and kids ages 3 and up to move, stretch, and breathe together. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 7-8 p.m.

28 Tuesday Beehive End Of The Year Party: For kids who have read and voted on 15 Beehive Nominee Books.Celebrate with a short movie, prizes, ice cream, and popcorn. Prizes will be given out at the beginning. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 4-5 p.m. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest?? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Food Sense: Join USU Extension Food $ense Nutrition Program for delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive meal time ideas your family. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin, by Liesl Shurtleff. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Also, Close to Famous by Joan Bauer. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m.

29 Wednesday Toddlertime: Stories, songs, and fingerplays for your toddler. Must be accompanied by a caring adult. No Registration. Riverton Child Care & Development, 12051 S. Redwood Rd, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Meet Mama Goat And Babies: Families. Spring is here. Heidee Pehrson will be here with her pygmy goats. Taylorsville Library, 56 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Leadie Eddie Puppet Show: Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show. Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 4 p.m. Zoo Just For You: Children with special needs and an accompanying adult. Learn how the savanna animals use their senses to live the lion’s life, or avoid the lion’s jaws. Register at hoglezoo.org. $10 per child, includes accompanying adult. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 4:30-6 p.m. Food Sense: Join USU Extension Food $ense Nutrition Program for delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive meal time ideas your family. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m.

30 Thursday Toddlertime: Stories, songs, and fingerplays for your toddler. Must be accompanied by a caring adult. No Registration. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Leadie Eddie Puppet Show: Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4 p.m. Food Sense: Join USU Extension Food $ense Nutrition Program for delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive meal time ideas your family. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m.

May 1 Friday LEGO Club: Join Holladay’s newest club for all ages! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Let’s Play Music: Pre-K program. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

2 Saturday Science Daycamp For Girls: Put on your detective hat and join RBG and Utah’s Hogle Zoo to solve a missing animal mystery. Girls grades 1-2. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 9 a.m.-noon. SLAS Sun Party: Explore the nearest star to Earth... Our sun! Observe sun spots, flares, and more. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Venom Day: Topics include venomous and poisonous animals, Utah laws and regulations, misconceptions, venom protocols, bite/sting first aid, safety, etc. Short presentations will be given by Utah Poison Control, Dave Jensen of Wasatch Reptile Removal on Rattlesnake removal and more. $5/adult $3/child (3-12 years), 2 and under free. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spanish Conversation Club: Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session. No sign up required. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Birdosity: Discover the life of birds, brush up on your identification skills and learn about a variety of bird-related topics. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10:3011:30 a.m. READ Dogs: Kids can read to a therapy animal. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Star Wars Day: Meet your favorite Star Wars characters, listen to stories, become a Jedi, and more. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. BN Murray Storytime: Exciting stories, activities and treats for young children. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 11 a.m. Kids Appy Hour! Digital Storytime: Kids ages 3-5 will enjoy stories and activities enhanced by digital technology, while their grown-ups learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps for their children. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.-noon. Dog Day Afternoons: The City Library and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) offer children the opportunity to practice reading with a fuzzy friend in a positive, non-threatening environment. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 1-2:30 p.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1 p.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1 p.m. Junior Ranger Program: Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. What did the Native American inhabitants of Antelope Island eat? Geared for ages 6-12 people of all ages are welcome. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 1-2 p.m. Historias En Español: ¡Cuentos, Canciones, Poesí­ a, Música, Manualidades y mucho más! Celebre su idioma con sus hijos en la biblioteca Chapman. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog, Great Basin Spadefoot (toads), and Utah salamanders. Getting to know our animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Lego Challenge: What can you build with a bunch of Legos? Challenge yourself to create a Lego masterpiece. We also have duplos for our smaller builders. Families. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-3 p.m. LEGO® At The Library: Sweet Library, 455 F St., 2 p.m. Historias En Español: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m.

4 Monday Family Movie Night: Enjoy films with your

family at Murray Library! Free popcorn. Call 801-264-2580 for movie info. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Little Naturalists Story Time At Swaner: Read a specially selected nature-themed book, play games and participate in activities, and complete a craft. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Play And Pretend: Books, songs, dramatic play and art. Fun hands-on activities and play.Parent supervision required. Ages 1-5. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest?? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Also 1 p.m. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 11 a.m. LEGO League: Bring your mad LEGO skills and create your own masterpiece using our LEGO pieces. Kids ages 3-5 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: You are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, and snacks. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6-8 p.m. Also, Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8 p.m. Sweet Branch 30th Birthday Film Screening: Celebrate like it’s 1985 as we commemorate 30 years of the Sweet Branch with a series of film screenings featuring popular movies from 1985. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 6:30 p.m. Birds Of The World: For famililes. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. A Most Amazing Magic Show: Magician Lance Nielsen will delight and amaze with his feats of wonder. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m.

5 Tuesday Toddlers & Reptiles: 30-minute “touch” and “hold” session with 5 very “nice” reptiles and a crocodilian skull. Funny stories, jokes and songs about each reptile. See the animals walk and move on the ground. This show is completely hands on! South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mother’s Day Storytime: Stories, songs, and a craft. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest?? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 11-11:30 a.m. Water, Wild, And Wonderful Storytimes: Enjoy water-themed stories and activities, and will be able to take home their own pocket garden. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.; Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.; Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 11 a.m.


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Mother’s Day Flower Craft: Make a gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day. All supplies provided. Tweens and Teens ages 9 and above. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Puppet Buffet: Elementary ages. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Library Explorers: A fun after school program for kids ages 5-7. Kids in Space. Put on your astronaut helmet and become space adventurers. Learn about the environment that is literally “out of this world” with crafts, science, and fun. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:15-5 p.m. Parrot Show: Six live birds which could include a Green Wing Mccaw, a Blue and Gold Mccaw, a Plum Head Amazon, an Umbrella Cockatoo, an African Grey Parrot, a Pidgeon, or a Budgerigar. Birds provided by Squawks & Co. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m.

6 Wednesday Water Week : Family program. Also, 4 p.m. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime: Storytime fun. Also at 11:30 a.m. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30 a.m. Mother’s Day Storytime: Stories, songs, and a craft. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers & Reptiles: 30-minute “touch” and “hold” session with 5 very “nice” reptiles and a crocodilian skull. Funny stories, jokes and songs about each reptile. See the animals walk and move on the ground. This show is completely hands on! South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Riverton Pokemon Club: Show off your Pokemon skills! Each month there are different activities, games, and more. Ages 6-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun! Kids can wear their pajamas. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:30 p.m.

7 Thursday Mother’s Day Storytime: Stories, songs, and a craft. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m. Help Me Grow Ages And Stages: While the children are playing parents will fill out the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire.” The questionnaire is a great tool to help parents discover their child’s strengths and uncover any potential areas of concern. Visit helpmegrowutah.org for more info. Ages 0-5 1/2. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Water, Wild, And Wonderful Storytimes: Enjoy water-themed stories and activities, and will be able to take home their own pocket garden. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. 60 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Lego Club: Play with Legos, play Lego games, and make a Lego craft. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m.

Annie travel to New Orleans in the book, A Good Night For Ghosts #42. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 4-5 p.m.

Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Take places in the Farm Country. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4 p.m.

Late Night With Rex: Explore the Museum of Ancient Life with a personal guide and discover what it’s like to be a paleontologist! Experience a 3D Mammoth Screen Movie and find out for yourself the secrets that fossils reveal as you participate in a paleontological adventure. $30/child and $20/accompanying adult. Register at thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 6-10 p.m.

Special Needs Hour - Maker Thursday: Children, teens, and adults with special needs learn how to use the Magna Library’s 3D Printer. All materials are provided. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 5-6 p.m. Cine Latino: Traiga a toda la familia a ver “una película familiar” en la biblioteca de Kearns. Traiga sus almohadas, mantas y aperitivos. Esta pelí­ cula está clasificada PG. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6-8 p.m. Sweet Branch 30th Birthday Film Screening: Celebrate like it’s 1985 as we commemorate 30 years of the Sweet Branch with a series of film screenings featuring popular movies from 1985. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 6:30 p.m. Agadez, The Music And The Rebellion: This film, produced along with his first album Agadez, helped launch Bombino as a world music star. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m.

8 Friday Mother’s Day Make And Take Craft: Drop in activity. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. LEGO® At The Library: Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2:30 p.m. Freakishly Fun Fridays: After school fun. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 3-4 p.m. Show Your Mother That You Love Her!: Make a super fancy and from the heart Mom’s Day card. Bring your creative side. Origami techniques, scrapbook paper, and lots of fun decorations to complete your masterpiece. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. Sweet Branch 30th Birthday Film Screening: Celebrate like it’s 1985 as we commemorate 30 years of the Sweet Branch with a series of film screenings featuring popular movies from 1985. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 3 p.m. Headbands For Tweens: All the rage, fancy headbands embellished with lace, bows, ribbon flowers, beads & bangles. All materials supplied. Ages 10 & up. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-5 p.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys! A “backwards bookclub”... No reading beforehand required! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-5 p.m. Magic Tree House Book Club: Jack and

American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic: Recently named the “Best Orchestra” in the state by Best of State Utah for the seventh consecutive year. Special guest Nathan Pacheco. Regular admission fee applies. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 7:30 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 10 p.m.

9 Saturday RBG 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale: Vegetables, over 60 varieties of heirloom plants (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash & more), herbs, colorful annuals, hardy perennials, native and water-wise plants, trees, grasses, shrubs, and vines grown in the RBG Greenhouses and at local nurseries. Proceeds go toward Garden maintenance and education programs. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 9 a.m.-noon. Urban Bird Festival: Celebrate birds like never before,with activities, food on-site, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment. $5 admission for everyone ages 3 and up.Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Crossroads Doll And Teddy Bear Show: Sales, seminars, demonstrations, contests for doll and teddy bear lovers. Adults $7, children $4. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother’s Day Make And Take Craft: Drop in activity. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Endangered Species Day: Visit Hogle Zoo for special presentations about the endangered species and learn what you can do to help protect them. Zoo admission applies. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Muffins N’ Stories: Drop-in for storytime. Fun stories, songs, and activities. Muffins will be served at the end. Ages 0-7. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Birdosity: Discover the life of birds, brush up on your identification skills and learn about a variety of bird related topics. Takes places in the Museum of Ancient Life. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10:30-

11:30 a.m. R.E.A.D. With Scamper: Come READ to Scamper, the visiting therapy dog. Reading Education Assistance Dogs is a program cosponsored by Intermountain Therapy Animals. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Zoo Mania: The zoo is coming to you with new and exotic animals. See the world’s largest rabbit breed (We’re talking BIG!), the world’s softest animal, a large adult Iguana, One of the tallest dog breeds, a small marsupial, and a very, very large bird. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon. Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet while exploring some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Takes place in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. BN Murray Storytime: Exciting stories, activities and treats for young children. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 11 a.m. Ring Around The Rose: RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” performance series for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Hatch Magic & Music. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 11 a.m. LEGO® At The Library: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1 p.m. Bug Brigade: Observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods’ anatomy, behavior and important ecological roles. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2 p.m. Guided Ranch Tours: Tour the original ranch house, shearing barns and corrals. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 2-3 p.m. Family Art Saturday: Discover the changing exhibitions and participate together in handson art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects for toddlers-tweens. Free. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 2-4 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Families. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2:30-5:30 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 10 p.m.

10 Sunday 2nd Sunday Crafts: Preschoolers and elementary aged kids can enjoy crafting the


second Sunday of each month. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 3 p.m.

11 Monday Playtime Fun: Kids can play with toys, games, a 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. No Girls Allowed Drop In: Drop by for an activity or craft packed full of fun. Geared for guys! Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 3:30-5 p.m. Tales With TAU: Woof! Woof! Kids can improve their literacy and social skills by reading to a furry friend! Readers (especially those ages 5-9) may sign up for a 15-minute session to read with Abbey Lynn, a certified therapy dog. Tickets available starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Info Desk. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. The Living Planet Family Night: LLPA will stay open late on the second Monday of every month for Family Night. Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, 6-8 p.m. Science Show: Up, Up and Away! Families. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Birds Of The World: For famililes. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.

12 Tuesday Playtime Fun: Enjoy the library’s toys and coloring pages and let the kids socialize. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys! A “backwards bookclub”... No reading beforehand required! This month’s book is The Hazards of Adventurous Hobbits. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:15-5 p.m. Discovery Hour: Books, games, crafts and fun adventures await you. Ages 5-11. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Science Movie Night: Free movie screenings

followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. A Hundred Horses, by Sarah Lean. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m.

13 Wednesday Stroller Tours: These tours offer parents, guardians and caregivers an opportunity to experience the museum’s currents exhibits with their young children in tow before the museum opens to the public. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 9:30 a.m. Playtime Fun: Enjoy the library’s toys and coloring pages and let the kids socialize. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Little Bunny Fru-Fru Puppet Show: Why is Bunny Fru Fru hopping through the forest?? And why is he so mean to the mice? Good thing the good fairy is around to teach him a lesson about being nice. Also at 1:15 p.m. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 11:15 a.m. Musical Storytime With Megan Titensor: Listen to stories enhanced with live sound effects and learn about orchestral music. Professional cellist Megan Titensor will provide a fun musical accompaniment to storytime and will play some classical songs. After the performance, kids will be able to try out a variety of instruments on their own. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 11:15 a.m. No Girls Allowed!: Hey guys, enjoy games, activities, crafts and fun designed just for you. Age 6-12. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m. LEAP Into Science: The LEAP into Science series is a time for kids to learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based after-school workshops, taught for youth, by youth. Presented by the Natural History

Museum of Utah. This month’s theme is Mirror, Mirror. Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 4 p.m. Tween Time: Wacky games, crafts, and activities for grades 4-7. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Lokahi II Exhibit Opening Reception: Lokahi II features the art and artifact of the Pacific Islands. The exhibition allows both individuals and community groups of all ages to publicly present their most treasured pieces of art and artifact in a formal gallery setting. Sharing these items and their stories reveals not only the similarities of island cultures, but also their differences. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 6-8 p.m. Birds Of The World: For famililes. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 6:30-7 p.m. Book Dudes: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys! A “backwards bookclub”... No reading beforehand required! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m.

14 Thursday Playtime Fun: Enjoy the library’s toys and coloring pages and let the kids socialize. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Hora Del Cuento: Storytime en español. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Birds Of The World: For famililes. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m. Snake Safe: Families. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.

15 Friday Herriman’s Lego Play: Build with the library’s collection of Lego bricks. Pick up a ticket at the info desk 15 minutes before program

begins. All ages. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 2:30-3:15 p.m. 16th Annual Festival Of Roses: FREE live entertainment all weekend long, carnival rides & games provided by City of Fun, silent auction, 5k Race and Family Fun Walk (Saturday a.m.), classic car show (Saturday afternoon), vendor booths, a wide variety of food & beverages for purchase, and more. Proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist Parish. Visit www.sjb-parish.org/festival.html for times. Skaggs Catholic Center, 300 East 11800 South, 4 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. This month’s theme, World Without Heroes. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4 p.m. Movie In The Barn: Commemorate Armed Forces Day by watching “To Hell and Back, The Audie Murphy Story.” Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9:30 p.m.

16 Saturday 16th Annual Festival Of Roses: FREE live entertainment all weekend long, carnival rides & games provided by City of Fun, silent auction, 5k Race and Family Fun Walk (Saturday a.m.), classic car show (Saturday afternoon), vendor booths, a wide variety of food & beverages for purchase, and more. Proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist Parish. Visit www.sjb-parish.org/festival.html for times. Skaggs Catholic Center, 300 East 11800 South, 8 a.m. Hogle Zoo Military Appreciation Day: All military personnel, veterans and their immediate family (spouse and children 18 and under) receive free admission to the Zoo. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m. Farm Fest: Enjoy a great day at the Farm and celebrate spring and summer! Vendors, Entertainment, Blacksmith demonstrations, wool spinning, and watch the sheep get their “summer haircuts.” Farm activities, live music, a farmer’s market preview and more! Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read To A Dog: Intermountain Therapy Animals. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd.,

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Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:3011:30 a.m.

Schoolage Sensory Fun: Kearns Library is hosting a free and unique activity group for school age children and teens with special needs. This program is aimed at those with autism although all youth with special needs and their siblings are welcome. Parental attendance required. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cine Latino: Familias. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8 p.m. Family LEGO Night: Build with the library’s LEGOs. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Birds Of The World: For famililes. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8 p.m.

LEGO® At The Library: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.

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Movie In The Barn: Commemorate Armed Forces Day by watching “To Hell and Back, The Audie Murphy Story.” Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, noon.

Movin’ & Groovin’ With Miss Carolyn: Music and movement for the little ones. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:3011 a.m.

Third Saturday For Families: Free family art activity themed by exhibits in the museum. Italian Renaissance nuns and monks rolled gilded paper into spirals to decorate book covers, creating a new art form called “quilling.” See the beautiful gilded Renaissance art and iron scrollwork on view at the UMFA and be inspired to quill your own book cover. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1-4 p.m.

Millcreek Chess Club: Play or learn to play. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 3-5 p.m.

Design Challenge: A new Museum program that gets everyone engaging in the engineering design process. Make a team with your family or friends, or build by yourself. Be ready to design, build, test, and prototype a solution to a given problem. Regular admission fee applies. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 2 p.m. Dog Day Afternoons: The City Library and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) offer children the opportunity to practice reading with a fuzzy friend in a positive, non-threatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 3-4 p.m.

17 Sunday 16th Annual Festival Of Roses: FREE live entertainment all weekend long, carnival rides & games provided by City of Fun, silent auction, 5k Race and Family Fun Walk (Saturday a.m.), classic car show (Saturday afternoon), vendor booths, a wide variety of food & beverages for purchase, and more. Proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist Parish. Visit www.sjb-parish.org/festival.html for times. Skaggs Catholic Center, 300 East 11800 South, 10 a.m.

18 Monday Little Naturalists Story Time At Swaner: Read a specially selected nature-themed book, play games and participate in activities, and complete a craft. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Play And Pretend: Books, songs, dramatic play and art. Fun hands-on activities and play. Parent supervision required. Ages 1-5. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Playtime Fun: Kids can play with toys, games, a coloring activity, and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. 62 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Mythbusters: Silly Science. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Top secret! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. Auggie was born with a facial deformity and he wanted nothing more than to be treated as an and ordinary kid. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Also, Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8:30 p.m.

20 Wednesday Movin’ & Groovin’ With Miss Carolyn: Music and movement for the little ones. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:3011 a.m. Game On: Gear up for some fun and get your game on at the library! We will play video games, board games, card games, and more. Grades K-6. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Game Night: Play board games, card games, and more! For all ages. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 6-8:30 p.m. Noche - Bilingual Family Night: Cuentos, juegos, manualidades, y programas especiales para familias. Presentadas en Español y en Inglés. Stories, games, crafts, and special family programs presented in Spanish and English. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m.; The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8:30 p.m.; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.

21 Thursday South Towne Kids Club: A new fun activity each month. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10 a.m. Movin’ & Groovin’ With Miss Carolyn: Music and movement for the little ones. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:3011 a.m. Afternoon @ The Movies: Enjoy the movie of the month on the big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. Get Comfy! Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-6 p.m. Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Take places in the Farm Country. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4 p.m. La Hora Del Cuento: Vengan por diversión en español e inglés con cuentos, canciones y arte. Families, join us for Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and art. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Wide-Awake Princess. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m. Also, Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8:30 p.m.

22 Friday 10th Annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering: Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Peter Parker’s Summer Snaps Instagram Sharing: If you’ve had a summer adventure that’s worthy of the Daily Bugle, share it! Let The City Library know what you’ve been reading and doing this summer by Instagramming or Tweeting your travels, books, destinations, and more and tagging us @slcpl. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m. Freakishly Fun Fridays: After school fun. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 3-4 p.m. Origami Workshop: Do you practice the art of Origami? No? Stop by the library workshop and learn. If you do, please stop by and HELP US! Teens and tweens ages 10 & up. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Calvin & Hobbs. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. American Girl Club: American Girl Club is for children 8 to 12 who love their American Girl Dolls and are interested in learning about and making fun things for their dolls. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State

St., 4 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Harmon’s Brickyard, 3270 S. 1300 East, 10 p.m.

23 Saturday 10th Annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering: Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Garden Adventures: Ages 4-12 are welcome with a caregiver. What’s the Buzz on Bees. Learn about this industrious bug and the important role it has. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. The Parrot Show: Families. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Curious Critters: Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful. Takes place in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. LEGO® At The Library: LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monthly Movies At Day-Riverside: Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m.

24 Sunday 10th Annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering: Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

25 Monday 10th Annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering: Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Yoga: This class, presented by Avenues Yoga, is a great chance for parents and kids ages 3 and up to move, stretch, and breathe together. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 7-8 p.m.

26 Tuesday Little Red Hen Puppet Show: Classic children’s story about a mother hen who tries to get friends to help, but they always seem too busy. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m.


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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Children’s Programming: Large meeting room. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Mad Science: Science fun at the library. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Close to Famous, by Joan Bauer. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m.

27 Wednesday Little Red Hen Puppet Show: Classic children’s story about a mother hen who tries to get friends to help, but they always seem too busy. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Open Play Time: Storytime. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids Create: Get creative! Art activities for grades K-6. No registration. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Children’s Writers Critique Group: Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Ages 7-12, accompanied by mom or another caring adult. Riding Freedom. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m.

28 Thursday Little Red Hen Puppet Show: Classic children’s story about a mother hen who tries to get friends to help, but they always seem too busy. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11 a.m.

29 Friday Sandy Library Kids Program: Pre-K. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. No Girls Allowed!: Adventures, activities, and action packed fun geared just for guys. No reading before-hand required. For boys ages 7-11 only. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-5 p.m. Magna Anime Club: Anime movie fun. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-5 p.m.

30 Saturday SLAS Sun Party: Explore the nearest star to Earth... Our sun! Observe sun spots, flares, and more. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Super Summer Challenge Kick-Off Celebration: Meet the superheroes from HEROIC, dress up and make your best superhero pose at the photo booth, and learn how to juggle with the Wasatch Jugglers. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. BN Murray Storytime: Exciting stories, activities and treats for young children. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 64 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

S. State St., 11 a.m. Super Summer Challenge Kick-off : Celebrate the start of summer by signing up for The City Library’s Kids, Teens, and Adults Super Summer Challenge! This year’s programs will run through August 22, and participants can sign up by picking up their Super Summer Challenge tracker. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Magna Summer Community Fair: Families. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 1-3 p.m. Zoo Mania: The zoo is coming to you with new and exotic animals. See the world’s largest rabbit breed (We’re talking BIG!), the world’s softest animal, a large adult Iguana, One of the tallest dog breeds, a small marsupial, and a very, very large bird. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4 p.m.

June 1 Monday Gotta Move: Active storytime. Whitmore Library, 2197 Fort Union Blvd, 10:30 a.m. Summer Storytime: Fun stories, songs and activities. For ages 2-5 and a caring adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11 a.m. Scales And Tales Family Night: Touch, hold and take pictures with snakes, lizards and tortoises. Watch the crocodile and alligators swim and bask. This is an open house atmosphere. Alligators fed at 7 p.m. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 5-8 p.m.

2 Tuesday Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game For Beginners: Break out your twenty-sided die, Dungeon Master, and start an adventure with new friends. If you’re new to the game of Dungeons & Dragons, you can learn to build a character ready to take on whatever the story may hold. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 6-8 p.m.

3 Wednesday Kids’ Fitness Class: Fitness for the wee ones. West Valley City Library, 2880 S. 3650 South, 10:15 a.m. Riverton Pokemon Club: Show off your Pokemon skills! Each month there are different activities, games, and more. Ages 6-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pokemaniacs: Activities, games, and more for teens. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection Tour: Learn about the exhibits in this 30-minute tour. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 6:30 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun! Kids can wear their pajamas. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:30 p.m.

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Teen Advisory Board: Teens assist with planning and implementing library programs for their peers, make new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Must complete a Volunteer Application. Ages 12-18. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m.

Zumba Kids: Whitmore Library, 10:30 a.m.

5 Friday

Vintage Dance Class: Old Glory Vintage Dancers teach Vintage Dance Classes. Ages 14-adult. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

LEGO Club: Join Holladay’s newest club for all ages! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 9 p.m.

6 Saturday

Play and Pretend: Bingham Creek Library, 10:30 a.m.

9 Tuesday

10 Wednesday Tween Time: Wacky games, crafts, and activities for grades 4-7. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m. Kids’ Fitness Class: Fitness for the wee ones, pre-K. West Valley Library, 10:15 a.m.

Spanish Conversation Club: Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session. No sign up required. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

World Refugee Day Festival: This year’s festival includes cultural entertainment, a Global Market, a Spice Kitchen, a food festival, a refugee youth soccer tournament, kids’ activities and bounce houses. Liberty Park, 900 South 700 East, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Herriman Teen Advisory Board: Help at teen library programs, suggest programming ideas, meet new friends, & earn volunteer hours. To join, pick up an application at the info desk. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon.

Ongoing

READ Dogs: Kids can read to a therapy animal. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dog Day Afternoons: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1 p.m. Also, Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1 p.m. Ukulele and Guitar Workshop and Jam Session: Join Kimo Watanabe and his associates in a Ukulele/Guitar workshop and jam session. Bring your own ukulele or guitar. These workshops are free but registration is required. Pick up a registration form at the Murray Parks Office. Class size will be limited. Those attending will receive a free ticket to the evening concert that night in the Murray Park Amphitheater at 8 p.m. 1-2 p.m., Grades 4-8; 2-2:30 pm, all ages; 2:30-3:30 p.m., ages 15 and up. LEGO® At The Library: Sweet Library, 455 F St., 2 p.m. Historias En Español: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m. Arts in the Park Evening Series: Cultural Showcase. Come to Murray Park Amphitheater for a Cultural Showcase featuring Pacific Sound Productions and Quinn Ressor Drum Ensemble with Wofa Afrofusion Dancers.

Mondays Scales And Tales Family Night: Touch, hold and take pictures with snakes, lizards and tortoises. Watch the crocodile and alligators swim and bask. This is an open house atmosphere. Alligators fed at 7 p.m. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 4:01-5:25 p.m. Hop ‘N’ Harmonies: A half hour of movement and music, with a short story break in the middle. All ages. No registration required. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through May 18. Preschool Storytime: Weekly storytime. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through Apr. 27. Also, Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4:305:15 p.m. Runs through Apr. 27. Toddler Tales: Toddler-sized stories, songs, and playtime fun! Ages 0-3. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through May 11. Bouncing Babies: Songs and rhymes for babies and their parents. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 27. Ready, Set, Move!: Everyone will be moving to the beat in this program full of music and movement. Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through May 4. Gotta Move!: Storytime and movement. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 6-27. Marvelous Monday Storytime: Toddlersized stories, songs, and playtime fun! Also


2-3 p.m. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Runs through Apr. 27. Also, Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11 a.m.noon. Runs through Apr. 27. Book Baby: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Wiggle Worms: A lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Runs through Apr. 29. Toddler Time: Stories, songs, and activities. Grown-up must accompany children. Ages 2-4. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Through Apr. 27. Imagination Station: Apr 6-Sensory Bins; Apr 13-Finger Painting; Apr 20-Puzzle Piece Coloring Project for Autism Awareness Month; Apr 27-Body Tracings; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 1-3 p.m. Runs Apr. 6-May 25. Park City Baby & Me: Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3:30 p.m. Monday Night In Farm Country: Various activities designed to entertain and educate the whole family. Apr 6-From Seed to Soil; Apr 13-From Seed to Plant; Apr 20-From Field to Market; Apr 27-From Market to Table; May events TBA. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 5-8 p.m. Runs Apr. 6-May 25. Monday Nights At The Library: Fun family activities every Monday night except holidays. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8:45 p.m. Family Night At The Library: Fun family activities and stories. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 28.

Tuesdays Tiny Tots: Fingerplays, songs, stories, and playtime for toddlers. Also at 10:30 a.m. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 9:30-10 a.m. Runs through Apr. 29. CUAC Art Workshops: Free art workshop with CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City. Each week will present a new experience and new information. No registration needed. Preschoolers, ages 3-5. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m. Toddler Time: Songs, rhymes, and a short story. Learn how to prepare your child for language and reading in a fun environment. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10 and 10:50 a.m. Tickets available at the info desk 15 minute prior. Runs through Apr. 21. Also, Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:10 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30. Baby Bookworm: Join Miss Tina for songs, board books, fingerplays, and toys. Ages 3-18 mos. Siblings welcome to attend. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 10:15-10:35 a.m. Runs through May 26. Baby Rhyme Time: A Lapsit storytime for babies (up to about 2 years) and their caregivers. Fingerplays, rhymes, and books,

then toys and bubbles! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 10:15-11 a.m. Book Baby: Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 10:15 a.m. Also, Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m. Cuentos Y Niños: Disfrute de cuentos, música, y mucho más en Español! Diversión para todos los niños con un adulto participante. Storytime presented in Spanish. All are welcome! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Through May 15. Drop-In Storytime: Geared for preschoolers. A half hour of stories, songs, and fun. Also 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 28. Stop In For Stories: A morning story time full of books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-30. Baby, Toddler & Me: A story, songs, fingerplays, and a short playtime for your baby or toddler. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No registration required. Baby through 2+. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30. Terrific Tuesday Toddler Time: Join Miss Tina for songs, stories, fingerplays, and playtime. Ages 18 mos-3 yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome to attend. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11-11:45 a.m. BN Sugarhouse Storytime: Weekly storytime. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m. Pottery Barn Story Time: Your favorite books read aloud. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 11-11:30 a.m. Apr. 7-Jun. 30. Riverton Storytime: Stories, songs and activities. Must be accompanied by a caring adult. No Registration. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Runs Apr. 7-30. Preschool Storytime: Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.; DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Also, Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 11 a.m. Tales For Tots: Tales for Tots creates handson storytelling adventures for children with different stories and activities each day. Every Tuesday in the Museum of Ancient Life. Apr 7-”Some Bugs” by Angela DiTerliz; Apr 14”Ten Apples up on Top!” by Theo. LeSieg; Apr 21-”In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by Joe Witek; Apr 28-”Don’t Eat the Teacher!” by Nick Ward. May Events TBA. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Runs Apr. 7-May 26. Music In Motion: Ages 18 mo.-3. Also at noon. Apr 7-In the Small Small Pond;Apr 14-Wetland Songs; Apr 21-River Songs; Apr 28-Water Dance; May Events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m. Wiggle Worms: A lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Murray Arts In the Park Murray Arts in the Park Evening Series

Season Tickets: $45 adults, $40 seniors, $25 children Murray Park Amphitheatre Parking - 495 East 5300 South Ticket Information: 801-264-2614 or www.murray.utah.gov Jun 6 Cultural Showcase, Pacific Sound Productions, Salt Lake Drum and Dance June 18-20, 22-25 Peter Pan, Produced by Sandbox Theater with permission from MTI June 27 Murray Symphony Pops July 10-11 Ballet Under the Stars, produced by Ballet Centre July 18 Murray Concert Band July 30, August 1,3-5 Annie Get Your Gun

Produced by MAC with permission from Rodgers and Hammerstein

August 8 Big Band Swing in the Park with guest artists, Bill Tole August 20-22, 24, 27-29 Camelot

Produced by Murray Cultural Arts with permission from Tams-Witmark

September 7 Murray Acoustic Music Festival, Produced by IAMA Jim Fish (country blues), Ophir Creek (folk/bluegrass), Rusty Shovels (bluegrass)

Murray Arts in the Park Lunch Concert Series Every Summer Tuesday at Noon in Murray Park Pavilion #5, FREE

Murray Arts in the Park Children’s Matinees Every Summer Thursday at 2 PM in Murray Park Pavilion #5, FREE

Family Night Series Bring your Family Young & Old! 2nd Monday of every summer month at 7 pm, FREE Buy dinner from 5:30 to 7 pm. Murray Heritage Senior Center (#10 East 6150 South - ½ block west of State)

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar Runs Apr. 1-29.

Rd., 10:15 a.m. Runs through May 6.

a.m. Runs Apr. 29-May 27.

South Concord, 4-6 p.m.

Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English Storytime. Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Canciones y cuentos para los niños pequeños, en Inglés y Español. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Runs through Apr. 28.

Cuddle Time: Songs, nursery rhymes and fun times in a storytime made especially for babies up to 2 years with an adult. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through May 6.

Riverton Storytime: Stories, songs and activities. Must be accompanied by adult. No Registration. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Runs Apr. 7-30.

Toddler Storytime: Stories and songs for children ages 18 mos.-3 with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through May 7.

Drop-In Storytime: Geared for preschoolers. A half hour of stories, songs, and fun. Also at 11:30 a.m. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 29.

Tales For Tots: Tales for Tots creates handson storytelling adventures for children with different stories and activities each day. Every Wednesday in Farm Country. Apr 8-”Rosie Sprouts Time to Shine” by Allison Wortche; Apr 15-”Balancing Act” by Ellen Stoll Walsh; Apr 22-”Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin; Apr 29-”Mouse and Mole and the Year-Round Garden” by Doug Cushman. May events TBA. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Runs Apr. 8-May 27.

Lizard Lounge: Hold and take pictures with snakes, lizards and tortoises. Watch the crocodile and alligators swim and bask. $5/ adult and $3/child (3-12 years old). 2 years and under free. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 5-8 p.m.

Stem + Art = STEaM Storytime: What happens when you combine Storytime with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math? You get STEaM Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays, science and art. Also at 12:30 p.m. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Runs through May 20.

Creative Kids: Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Also at noon,2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Apr 8-Tin Foil American Crocodile Sculptures; Apr 15-Roseate Spoonbill Wax Resist Painting; Apr 22-No activity this day; Apr 29-Smoky Madtom Collage Fish; May Events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m. Runs Apr. 8-May 27.

Drop In Storytime: Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Music And Movement: Explore a variety of musical instruments, dances, songs, and fantastic books. Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime: This storytime features stories, songs and fingerplays for preschoolers ready to participate with or without their parents. No registration required. Ages 3-6. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1:30-2 p.m. Runs Apr. 7-30. Drop-In Story Time: Also at 3 p.m. Apr 7-Hungry Harry; Apr 14-Wide Mouth Frog; Apr 21-Little by Little; Apr 28-Have You Seen My Duckling?; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2 p.m. Crazy 8’s Club: Crazy 8s is an after-school math club where you’ll build stuff, move and jump, make music, make a mess. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 4-6 p.m. Runs through-May 19. After School Club: Elementary ages. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 4-5 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game For Beginners: Break out your twenty-sided die, Dungeon Master, and start an adventure with new friends. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 6-8 p.m.

Kids’ Fitness Class: Fitness fun for preschoolers. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wednesdays

Baby & Me: Storytime for the little ones. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 29. Also, West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-30.

Birding: Bring your camera and binoculars and take a guided morning walk when the Garden is full of wildlife activity. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 9-11 a.m. Runs May 6-27.

Stop In For Stories: A morning story time full of books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-30.

Tiny Tots: Fingerplays, songs, stories, and playtime for toddlers. Also at 10:30 a.m. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 9:30-10 a.m. Runs through Apr. 29.

Baby, Toddler & Me: A story, songs, fingerplays, and a short playtime for your baby or toddler. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No registration required. Baby through 2+. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 7-30.

Park City Baby & Me: Stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m. Book Baby: Sweet Library, 455 F St., 10 a.m.; Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10:15 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m. Preschool Storytime: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m.; Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 11:15 a.m. Toddler Time: Songs, rhymes, and a short story. Learn how to prepare your child for language and reading in a fun environment. Tickets available at the info desk 15 minute prior. Also at 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10 a.m. Runs through Apr. 22. Storytime Station: Stories, songs, and activities for children ages 2-5 with a participating adult. Free tickets available 15 minutes before starting times. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer 66 UTAHFAMILY.COM SPRING 2015

Storytime For Everyone: Storytime fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Holladay Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun for children ages 4-6 years with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 11 a.m.-noon. Runs through May 6. Preschool Power Play: Head to the library and enjoy an open play session with other children, fun toys, and activities. Baby to Preschool age. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Runs Mar. 12-27. Park City Baby & Me: Stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m. Drop-In Story Time: Weekly storytime. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:45 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-22. Drop-In Make And Take Craft: Preschoolers. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11-11:30

WVC Library Storytime: Storytime fun. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:1511:45 a.m. Runs Apr. 29-Jun. 3. Wiggle Worms: A lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-29. Alphabetters: Stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity, and lots of fun for preschoolers/pre-readers. Children must be accompanied by a caring adult. Attendance limited. Tickets available at the Info Desk 15 minutes prior. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 1:30-2:15 p.m. Runs through Apr. 22. Magna Chess Club: Weekly fun. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Crafts: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m.; Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 4 p.m. CUAC Art Workshops: Free art workshop with CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City. Each week will present a new experience and new information. No registration necessary. May focus, The Fashion of Clothing (Kids ages 5+). Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 4 p.m. Runs May 6-27. Nerd Night: Meet other manga and graphic novel fans for a weekly discussion on your favorite titles, as well as for some team-based computer gaming. Glendale Library, 1375

Thursdays Preschool Storytime: Weekly storytime. Read, sing, laugh, and play. No registration required. Ages 3-6. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10 and 11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30; Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs through May 14; Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:20 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30; Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1:302 p.m. Runs Apr. 7-30. Park City Preschool Storytime: A fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children from 3 to 6 years of age. Build language skills while enjoying stories, songs, crafts, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m. SLC Library Preschool Storytime: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m. Also, Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Holladay Toddler Storytime: Stories and songs for children ages 18 mos.-3 with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Runs through May 7. Baby/Toddler Storytime: Fun books, songs, finger-plays and playtime. Activities are geared for babies and toddlers. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:1510:45 a.m. Runs Apr. 9-23. Book Baby: Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m. Also, SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Alphabetters: Stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity, and lots of fun for preschoolers/pre-readers. Children must be accompanied by a caring adult. Attendance limited. Tickets available at the Info Desk 15 minutes prior. Also at 11:30 a.m. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St.,10:30 a.m. Runs through Apr. 23. Toddler Time: Stories, songs, and activities. Grown-up must accompany children. Ages 2-4. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:10 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30; West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30; Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30. Also, Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 1:30-2 p.m. Runs through Apr. 22. Tickets available at the info desk 15 minute prior. Stop In For Stories: A morning story time full of books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Through Apr. 30. Baby, Toddler & Me: A story, songs,


fingerplays, and a short playtime for your baby or toddler. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No registration required. Baby through 2+. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 7-30. Baby & Me: Storytime for the little ones. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30. Also, West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Runs through Apr. 30. Open Gallery Art Exp: Apr 9-Design Your Own National Parks Posters ; Apr 16-Make Your Own Lake; Apr 23-Make Your Own Wetland; Apr 30-Make Your Own River; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English Storytime. Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11 a.m.-noon. Through Apr. 30. Park City ToddlerTime: A fun and engaging early literacy program designed for children ages 18 mos to 3 years. Interact with your toddler through books, music, and movement while exploring letters, sounds, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m. Riverton Storytime: Stories, songs and activities. Must be accompanied by a caring adult. No Registration. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Runs through Apr. 30. Tales For Tots: Tales for Tots creates handson storytelling adventures for children with different stories and activities each day. Every Thursday in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Apr 2-”The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Michael Hague; Apr 9-”A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon; Apr 16-”No More Kissing” by Emma Chichester Clark; Apr 23-”Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?” by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle; Apr 30-”When I Grow Up” by Al Camp Read: Elementary grades. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4:15-5 p.m. Runs Apr. 9-30. LEGO® At The Library: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 5 p.m. Maker Thursdays: Stop by on Thursdays from 6-8 pm for a demonstration on how the 3D printer works or to submit your designs to be printed! All ages welcome. Under 8 years old must be accompanied by adult. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8 p.m. Jammy Time: An evening story time full of books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids ages 2-7 and their families. Kids are welcome to wear their jammies! No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 7-7:30 p.m. Runs Apr. 2-30. Anderson-Foothill 30th Birthday Film Series: Commemorate 30 years of the Anderson-Foothill Branch by throwing it back to 1985 with a series of free film screenings. May 7-Back to the Future; May 14 - The Goonies; May 21- Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 7 p.m. Runs May 7-21.

Fridays Columbus Children’s Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by

an adult. No registration required. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs through Apr. 24. Stop In For Stories: A morning story time full of books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Apr. 1-30. Starring Gracie The Read Dog: Children take turns reading to Gracie the read dog from Intermountain Therapy Animals. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 11 a.m.noon. Runs through Apr. 24. Dollars & Cents Financial Literacy: Ages 5-8. Also at noon. Apr 10-Duck Math; Apr 17-Frog Math; Apr 24-Otter Math; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m. Runs Apr. 10-May 29. King’s English Friday Fun: A book, fun activity and snack included. Registration and a $6 fee required. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Book Baby: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. BTSAC* Art Class: Formerly Studio 444. Also at 4 p. m. Apr 10-Dusky Gopher Frog Printmaking; Apr 17-Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Mobiles; Apr 24-Chinese Egret Wire Sculptures; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2 p.m. Science Matters: Ages 4+ yrs. Also at 5:30 p.m. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2:30 p.m. Runs May 1-29. Zorro: With a flurry of a cape, the flash of a sword and a crack of the whip our masked hero brings greedy tyrants to justice. Tickets $14. Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 7 p.m. Runs Apr. 3-24. Pajama Storytime: An evening of fun and stories. Barnes and Noble Ft. Union, 7119 S. 1300 East, 7 p.m. Winnie The Pooh: Based of the beloved book by A.A.Milne, follow Pooh and his friends Tiger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they have their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Tickets $14. Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 7 p.m. Runs May 1-29.

Saturdays Saturday Nature Walk: During the tour you’ll learn about wetland science, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. $5/person, free for members. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 1011:30 a.m. Runs Apr. 11-25. S&T Saturday Safari: Hold and take pictures with snakes, lizards and tortoises. Watch the crocodile and alligators swim and bask. $5/ adult and $3/child (3-12 years old). 2 years and under free. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lego Fun: Lego free play! Legos provided. Bring imagination. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Barnes & Noble Saturday Storytime: A fun new storybook each week. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m.; A fun new storybook each week. Barnes and Noble South Towne

Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 11 a.m. Apr 11-I Wish You More; Apr 18-Aqualicious. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 11 a.m. Runs May 2-30. May 2-What Do You Do With an Idea?; May 9-Mother’s Day Storytime With Author Jean Reagan; May 16-Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret; May 23-Dragons Love Tacos; May 30-Peanut Butter & Cupcake. Free Crafts For Kids: Weekly for ages 3 and up. Apr 11-Sunny Days Birdhouse; Apr 18-Whirly Twirly Windmill; Apr 25-Butterfly Pencil Holder; May 2-Thank-A-Teacher Tote Bag; May 9-Garden Blooms Photo Frame; May 16-Fly Away! Hot Air Balloon; May 23-Memorial Day Flag; May 30-Hello, Sunshine! Mobile. Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. King’s English Saturday Storytime: Weekly fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Saturday Movie Matinee: 1st showtime is 1 p.m. and 2nd showtime is 3 p.m. We’ll do back-to-back showings, so you have two chances to come watch the classic movies you love. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., noon-5:30 p.m. Pokemon Club: Bring your Pokémon cards, or 3DS/DS Pokémon games, and hang out with other Pokémon fans. Free prizes for all! Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 1-3 p.m. Runs May 2-16. Minecraft Tech Club: The group will play on MinecraftEdu, a version of Minecraft tailored specifically toward school-age children, with a librarian administrating and guiding the server session. Runs in four-week sessions, with collaborative teams. Call 801-594-8611 to register for the next series. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1-2 p.m. Zorro: Don Diego De La Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro. Tickets $14. Also 4:30-6 p.m. Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State Street, 1-2:30 p.m. Runs through Apr. 25 Winnie The Pooh: Based of the beloved book by A.A.Milne, follow Pooh and his friends Tiger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they have their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Tickets $14. Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 1 p.m. Runs May 2-29. Saturday Climbing Wall: Wetland-themed climbing wall is open every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 1-3 p.m. Runs Apr. 11-25. BTSAC* Art Class: Formerly Studio 444. Also at 3 p.m. Apr 11-Recycled Apache Trout Softies; Apr 18-Lint Clay Manatee Sculptures; Apr 25-River Otter Cardboard Relief Art; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 1 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection Tour: Learn about the exhibits in this 30-minute tour. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m. Serendipitous Saturdays & Sundays: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4 p.m. Science Saturdays: Ages 4 and up. Also at 6 p.m. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 4 p.m. Runs May 2-30.

Sundays Imagination Day: Apr 12-Body Tracings; Apr 19-Puzzle Piece Coloring Project for Autism Awareness Month; Apr 26-Sensory Bins; May events TBA. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 1-3 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection Tour: Learn about the exhibits in this 30-minute tour. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m. Serendipitous Saturdays & Sundays: Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4 p.m.

Other Ongoing Tulip Festival: 250,000 tulips with nearly 100 different varieties displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Includes music, vendors, and food. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Runs Apr. 10-May 9. Lokahi II Exhibit: Lokahi II features the art and artifact of the Pacific Islands. The exhibition allows both individuals and community groups of all ages to publicly present their most treasured pieces of art and artifact in a formal gallery setting. Sharing these items and their stories reveals not only the similarities of island cultures, but also their differences. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Runs May 13-Jul. 8. Daily except Sundays. Remember Mom: Make a craft for Mom for Mother’s Day. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 10 a.m. Runs May 1-9. Pottery Barn Kids Loves Moms: Fun tissue-paper craft. Kids get to make a free gift for mom in celebration of Mother’s Day. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 10 a.m.7 p.m. Runs May 4-10. Mother’s Day Take Home Craft: Drop by the library and pick up a craft to make at home. No registration required. All ages. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Runs May 4-9. Name That Flag Scavenger Hunt : In honor of Memorial Day complete our flag scavenger hunt and return to the Information desk for a small prize. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10 a.m. Runs May 18-23. Lunch Bunch Concert Series Begins: Free lunchtime concert. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., noon-1 p.m. Runs May 18-Sep. 11. Shark Feeding: Watch the Animal Husbandry staff feed the sharks in the 300,000 gallon shark tank! You can get an up-close view of the sharks feeding on fish. Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Thurs-Sun, 1:30 p.m. Penguin Feeding: Did you know Gentoo penguins eat 10% of their body weight every day? Come watch them be fed and learn more fun facts from our Education Presenters and our Husbandry staff members who take care of the penguins. Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, 4-4:30 p.m. Milk The Cow: Monday through Saturday. Tokens are $1 per person for the demo. All in attendance are invited to give it try. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 5 p.m. Daily except Sundays. SPRING 2015 UTAHFAMILY.COM 67


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Setup costs: $50 at… wait, just use the MacBook Air that your parents bought which you never use anyway because you’re ALWAYS on your phone, so why did we even buy it for you? Go to your room.

4. Coffee & Pastries Ah, the bake sale, standby of school fundraising efforts. If you make great chocolate-chip cookies, Rice Krispies treats, and perhaps lemonade, plant yourself on a suburban corner or sell your wares door to door. Help people get their sugar fix, and they’ll help you pay for textbooks. (Which is impressive, because textbooks cost approximately three million dollars.) Open a coffee stand in the early morning—call it a “popup café”—and catch commuters on the way to work. Add yourself as a business on Yelp! Then contact local media to see if they’ll review your venture. Setup costs: $25 in ingredients; mix flour and water with no-frills guerrilla marketing techniques. Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Serve warm.

Funding a New Venture TrustLeaf is a new funding service that helps self-started businesses and entrepreneurs get starter loans from friends and family, without straining their relationships. Because loaning money to friends and family for new ventures can be tough on relationships, TrustLeaf formalizes personal loan agreements, keeping money far away from affecting relationships, so entrepreneurs can get their business going and friends and family can feel more secure. TrustLeaf helps entrepreneurs get organized and present professional looking proposals to friends and family. TrustLeaf also offers help formalizing verbal loan agreements from people who’ve already lent money.

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will find people eager to hire you (partially because you’ll be cheaper than the middleaged adults who do have degrees and mile-long resumes). Remember to network on LinkedIn, and join other dedicated communities. Polish your profile to the max. Connecting with people established in your field is one of the best ways to get ahead.

April 15 Wednesday Inklings: Middle and high schoolers, come share your novellas, short stories, and poems with other teens who love to write for fun. Read your writing out loud, edit with groups, get feedback and inspiration. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5:30 p.m.

16 Thursday Teen DIY: Origami Window Art: Flex your creativity muscles and learn a variety of new crafts. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4-6 p.m. Prose And The Spoken Word: Interested in science fiction, creative writing, or just looking to make connections with other like-minded geeks? Local author Bryan Young invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you! SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-9 p.m.

17 Friday Scrabble Babble: Use scrabble tiles to create various crafts. Need a magnet? How about a charm? Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. Teen Friday: Afterschool fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5 p.m. Magna Anime Club: Anime movie fun. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-5 p.m. Random Fandom Fridays: It’s time to get creative and chalk the library walk with scenes from your favorite book, movie, or TV show, weather permitting. Teens. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5:30 p.m.

Utah Film Center Screening: What Happened, Miss Simone? SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m.

22 Wednesday Spring Film Series - Creativity In Focus: Levitated Mass is the story of a rock star, the artist behind the sensation, a $10 million, 22city tour, and the international media storm that ensued—but not in the way you might expect. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 7 p.m.

23 Thursday Teen Afternoon: Hang out and make new friends, while trying something new. Play a live action mystery game. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5 p.m. Teen Program: Fun activities, crafts and games. Bath salts for Mother’s Day. Please bring your own jar. Ribbons and jewels to decorate and all the supplies provided to make the bath salts. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m. Film Screening ‘Downtown 81’: Captures downtown New York City’s art and music scene as it was in the early 1980s. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-9 p.m.

24 Friday Minecraft Madness Lock-In: Minecraft, crafts, and snacks. Pick up a permission slip and register at the Smith Library Information Desk beginning Monday, April 13th 2015, at 10 a.m. Space is limited, so register early. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Teen After Hours Program: Laser Tag outside on the lawn. In case of inclement weather, play will be inside. Registration and permisson slips required. Space limited. Ages 11-17. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6:309 p.m.

TiltShift Film & Media Arts Festival For Teens: A film and media arts festival organized and programmed by teens dedicated to presenting work for a teen audience. Also, a free, intensive, threehour workshop for middle school and high school educators. Visit tiltshiftfestival.com for details. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.

Minecraft Lock-In Party: Play Minecraft and do Minecraft-related activities. Space limited. Must be registered to attend and permission slips are required. Register and print permission slip online starting April 6. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

How To Finance College Without Loans: Join Steven Roberts, author of Winning the Money Game in College, to learn how to finance college without going into debt. Part of Money Smart Month. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11 a.m.-noon.

18 Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh: Fun for Teens. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2:305 p.m. Teen Writing Club: Do you write? Song, short stories, poetry? Do you want to publish your own book? Come and learn more. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 3-4 p.m.

20 Monday Kearns Library Anime Club: Fun for teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board: Teens assist with planning and implementing library programs for their peers, make new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Must complete a Volunteer Application. Ages 12-18. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 2-3 p.m. How To Finance College Without Loans: Join Steven Roberts, author of Winning the Money Game in College, to learn how to finance college without going into debt. Part of Money Smart Month. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-3:30 p.m.

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Gamers’ Club: Magic, The Gathering and YuGi-Oh! tournaments. Win prizes. All skill levels welcome. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m.

Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for video and board games in the Library Auditorium. Ages 11-18 years old. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

Riverton Anime Club: Learn about Japanese culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/ anime with friends. Ages 10-17. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-4 p.m. SPRING 2015 UTAHFAMILY.COM 69


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Minecraft Mania Lock-In: Lock-in event featuring uninterrupted computer play and other Minecraft activities. Registration and a signed permission slip required. Registration limited and opens April 13. Ages 8-14. Snacks provided! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-9 p.m.

26 Sunday TiltShift Film & Media Arts Festival For Teens: A film and media arts festival organized and programmed by teens dedicated to presenting work for a teen audience. Also, a free, intensive, threehour workshop for middle school and high school educators. Visit tiltshiftfestival.com for details. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.

27 Monday Teen Service Club: Give back to your community and have fun at the same time. Come when you can, no commitment required. Projects vary based on need. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Afterschool Poetry: Try out different types of poetry-art, make your own magnetic poetry set, and participate in a real poetry slam! Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

5 Tuesday Vintage Dance Class: Old Glory Vintage Dancers teach Vintage Dance Classes. Ages 14-adult. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

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Teen Movie Night: Bring a blanket or curl up on one of our huge beanbags. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6 p.m.

Teen Program: Fun activities, crafts and games. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4 p.m.

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Teen Art Lab: Explore your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Duct Tape Canvas Art. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 3:30 p.m. Pokemaniacs: Activities, games, and more for teens. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

7 Thursday Teen Advisory Board: Teens assist with planning and implementing library programs for their peers, make new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Must complete a Volunteer Application. Ages 12-18. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m. Thrilling Thursday: Fun for teens at the library. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

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West Jordan Anime Club: Teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m.

Headbands For Tweens: All the rage, fancy headbands embellished with lace, bows, ribbon flowers, beads & bangles. All materials supplied. Ages 10 & up. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-5 p.m.

Teens Teach Tuesdays: Navajo Beading. A special art lesson by a local high school student. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

30 Thursday Teen Program: Fun activities, crafts and games. Watch YouTube videos of Studio C. Come dressed as your favorite Studio C character -- prizes awarded. Bean bags and treats will be out. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m. Teen Puppet Buffet: Step up to the buffet and create your very own puppet. Supplies provided... you supply the imagination. Teens 11-17 years old. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

May 1 Friday Millcreek Teen Advisory Board: Make a difference. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 3-4 p.m. Teen Yak & Snack: Yak & Snack is a a time hang out with other teens and talk (yakkity yak!) about books and other stuff... and yep, there are got snacks too. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5 p.m. Magna Anime Club: Anime movie fun. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-5 p.m.

2 Saturday Movie Trivia Contest: Join the resident film experts for a fast-paced, pub-style movie trivia quiz. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 7 p.m.

Pintastic Projects: Every tried crafting with safety pins?Bracelets, necklaces, and/or decorative pins for your backpack or locker to name a few things that are possible. Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. Minecraft Lock-In: After-hours fun. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

16 Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh: Fun for Teens. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2:30-5 p.m. Ian Quicksilver Book Launch: Meet Alyson Peterson, author of Ian Quicksilver: Warrior’s Return. Barnes and Noble Gateway, 6 N. Rio Grande St., 5 p.m.

18 Monday Kearns Library Anime Club: Fun for teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m.

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Herriman Teen Advisory Board: Help at teen library programs, suggest programming ideas, meet new friends, & earn volunteer hours. To join, pick up an application at the info desk. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon.

Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for video and board games in the Library Auditorium. Ages 11-18 years old. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Free movie. Bring pillows and get comfortable. Some chair seating for teens and adults. Teens and Families. Movie is Million Dollar Arm. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Anime Club: Teens. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m.

Inklings: Middle and high schoolers, come share your novellas, short stories, and poems with other teens who love to write for fun. Read your writing out loud, edit with groups, get feedback and inspiration. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4-5:30 p.m.

Teen Movie Lock-In: Large Meeting Room. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 6:15-8:45 p.m.

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Teen DIY: Origami Window Art: Flex your creativity muscles and learn a variety of new crafts. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4-6 p.m.

Teen Service Club: Give back to your community and have fun at the same time. Come when you can, no commitment required. Projects vary based on need. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: A movie and some treats. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

12 Tuesday Sandy Anime Club: Come to talk anime, screen shows, make something Japanese, and enjoy Japanese food. Teens Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. West Jordan Anime Club: Teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m. Teen Tech Club: Teens 11-17 years old. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

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Kearns Library Anime Club: Fun for teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m.

Anime Club: Teens. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-5 p.m.

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Teen Afternoon: Hang out and make new friends, while trying something new. This month, make a group Puzzle Craft. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4 p.m.

Teen Program: Fun activities, crafts and games. Fancy headbands embellished with lace, bows, ribbon flowers, beads and bangles. All materials supplied. Registration required. Visit slcolibrary.org. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m. Teen Volunteer Training: Teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

22 Friday Peter Parker;s Summer Snaps Instagram Sharing: If you’ve had a summer adventure that’s worthy of the Daily Bugle, share it! Let The City Library know what you’ve been reading and doing this summer by Instagramming or Tweeting your travels, books, destinations, and more and tagging us @slcpl. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m. Origami Workshop: Do you practice the art of Origami? No? Stop by the library workshop and learn. If you do, please stop by and HELP US! Teens and tweens ages 10 & up. West Valley Library, 2880 W.


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3650 South, 3-5 p.m. After Hours Teen Lasertag Party: Join the library and Backyard Parties for a teen lasertag party. Teens ages 12-18. Registration required. Space limited. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

23 Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament: Battle other players and see how good you really are. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-5:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board: Teens assist with planning and implementing library programs for their peers, make new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Must complete a Volunteer Application. Ages 12-18. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 2-3 p.m. Gamers’ Club: Magic, The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments. Win prizes. All skill levels welcome. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m. Riverton Anime Club: Learn about Japanese culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/anime. Ages 10-17. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-4 p.m.

26 Tuesday West Jordan Anime Club: Teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:30 p.m. Teens Teach Tuesdays: Monthly. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m.

28 Thursday Teens Teach Tuesdays: Monthly. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m. Teen Program: Fun activities, crafts and games. X Box and Dance Dance Revolution. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m.

29 Friday Magna Anime Club: Anime movie fun. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-5 p.m. Celebrity Psychic Thomas John: Global psychic sensation Thomas John shares insights into the spirit world. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 7 p.m.

Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

900 West, 6-8 p.m. Runs Feb 2-May 26.

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Teen Advisory Board: Teens assist with planning and implementing library programs for their peers, make new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Must complete a Volunteer Application. Ages 12-18. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-7 p.m.

Teen Hour: Talk with friends, do homework, play games, play Wii, or participate in the Teen Librarian’s provided activities. Every Mon.-Thurs. on school days. 3-4 p.m. Ages 12-19. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Runs Feb 1-Jun 4.

6 Saturday Spanish Conversation Club: Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session. No sign up required. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Herriman Teen Advisory Board: Help at teen library programs, suggest programming ideas, meet new friends, & earn volunteer hours. To join, pick up an application at the info desk. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon. Dog Day Afternoons: SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1 p.m. Also, Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1 p.m. Ukulele and Guitar Workshop and Jam Session: Join Kimo Watanabe and his associates in a Ukulele/ Guitar workshop and jam session. Bring your own ukulele or guitar. These workshops are free but registration is required. Pick up a registration form at the Murray Parks Office. Class size will be limited. Those attending will receive a free ticket to the evening concert that night in the Murray Park Amphitheater at 8 p.m. 1-2 p.m., Grades 4-8; 2-2:30 pm, all ages; 2:30-3:30 p.m., ages 15 and up. Murray Park, 296 East Murray Park Avenue SLAS Star Party: See distant galaxies that are millions of light years away. See planets, nebula, star clusters, and more. Learn about the constellations and star-lore that connect each of us to the night sky. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

9 Tuesday Vintage Dance Class: Old Glory Vintage Dancers teach Vintage Dance Classes. Ages 14-adult. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

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10 Wednesday

Superhero Art Call For Entries: Design your own unique superhero and submit it to be featured at The City Library. Teens ages 13-18 can use their drawing, collaging, and/or graphic design skills to create a new superhero for submission to the. All accepted submissions will be printed on postcards and included in a display at the Main Library. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m.

Tween Time: Wacky games, crafts, and activities for grades 4-7. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Superhero Flash Fiction Call For Entries: Submit your original superhero-themed flash fiction to be featured at The City Library! Teens ages 13-18 can submit an up-to 1500-word story on the provided prompt. The winner of this flash fiction contest will receive a grand prize and publication in a City Library zine! Submissions due June 12. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m.

Mondays

June 3 Wednesday Pokemaniacs: Activities, games, and more for teens.

Ongoing Teen Hour: Talk with friends, do homework, play games, play Wii, or participate in the Teen Librarian’s provided activities. Every Mon.-Thurs. on school days. 3-4 p.m. Ages 12-19. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Runs Feb 1-Jun 4.

Tuesdays Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game For Beginners: Break out your twenty-sided die, Dungeon Master, and start an adventure with new friends. If you’re new to the game of Dungeons & Dragons, you can learn to build a character ready to take on whatever the story may hold. Chapman Library, 577 S.

Nerd Night: Meet other manga and graphic novel fans for a weekly discussion on your favorite titles, as well as for some team-based computer gaming. Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 4-6 p.m. Runs Apr 8-May 27.

Thursdays Teen Hour: Talk with friends, do homework, play games, play Wii, or participate in the Teen Librarian’s provided activities. Every Mon.-Thurs. on school days. 3-4 p.m. Ages 12-19. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Runs Feb 1-Jun 4. Minecraft Tech Club: Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4-5 p.m. Runs Apr 2-May 28.

Fridays Hunter Anime Club: Anime fun for teens. Weekly except April 10. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5:30 p.m. Runs Apr 3-May 29.

Saturdays Minecraft Tech Club: Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. Glendale Library, 1375 South Concord, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Runs May 2-May 23. Saturday Movie Matinee: 1st showtime is 1 p.m. and 2nd showtime is 3 p.m. We’ll do back-to-back showings, so you have two chances to come watch the classic movies you love. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., noon-5:30 p.m. Runs Feb 1-Nov 28.

Other Ongoing Anime Art Contest : Drop in activity for teens. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 10 a.m. Blackout Poetry Contest: Black-out poetry is the art of taking a page of text and covering most of the words, leaving only enough words showing to make a poem. Pick up a page of text and an entry form at the Herriman library info desk. Entries due Apr. 10. Ages 12-17. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Runs Mar 16-Apr 10. Shredded Book: Guess the title of the book that is shredded and in a jar. Those who name the book correctly will be entered into a drawing for a super prize! Teens. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Runs Apr 2-Apr 15. Teen Title Riddles: Everything is opposite with the titles of some popular teen books. See if you can figure out the real titles of these books. Forms at Draper Library April 20-May 9. Teens and tweens 1118. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m.5:30 p.m. Runs Apr 20-May 9. Teen Hour: Play video games, do crafts, and more with your friends every day after school. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 33:30 p.m. Runs Apr 1-May 29. SPRING 2015 UTAHFAMILY.COM 71


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