How Women Can Budget to Survive Inflation — The Utah Women & Leadership Project will host a one-hour workshop at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on how to balance budgets with prices rising this year and how to make room in a budget for wants and needs. This free event is for women of all ages and backgrounds who want help increasing their financial wellness in 2022. For more information and to register, visit https://how-women-can-budget-to-survive-inflation.eventbrite.com.
Utah Renaissance Faire 2022 — The 10th annual Utah Renaissance Faire concludes on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s headliners are The Knights of Mayhem with 12-time world champion Charlie Andrews presenting full-contact jousting contests. Saturday night’s headlining performance will feature the casts of BYUtv’s “Studio C” and “Show Offs.” Tickets are $20 at the gate for adults. Children 6 and under are free. For more information, visit https://utahrenfaire.org.
Americana Festival — The fourth annual Americana Festival concludes Saturday, Aug. 27 at Robinson Park. Saturday’s hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and the event will feature live music, artist vendors, food trucks, fine art demonstrations, family activities and a children’s art and play area.
Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: Sept. 1: “Harry Potter” Trivia Night for family/all ages at 7 p.m. Sept. 5: Library closed for Labor Day. Sept. 6: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. This month’s free project will be making twine pumpkins. Sept. 6: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception at 7 p.m. This month’s local artist showcase will feature the artwork of Terry Dayhuff Sept. 8: Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 6-8 at 4 p.m. This month’s book is “Lions at Lunchtime.” Sept. 13: Emergency Preparedness Class: Water at 6 p.m. The local water district will present water filtration, disinfection and storage for emergencies.
Storytime — The American Fork Library is offering storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10 a.m., followed by Preschool Pals at 11 a.m. Preschool Palls will also be offered as a Zoom Storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.
Concert in the Park — Bayloaf 4, a local band, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Bayhill Park. Parking will limited and attendees are encouraged to consider carpooling or walking to the concert.
Food Truck League — Food trucks will be at Harvey Park from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer.
Vinyasa Yoga (mixed level) — Join Kristen Rutter at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center for a dynamic practice that unites body, mind and breath. Bring your own mat, strap and block (a limited number is available to borrow).
HIGH Fitness classes — This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques, such as HIIT, plyometics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music. Classes are currently at 6 a.m. Mondays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate is $5 and punch cards can be purchased at a discount. Social distancing will be in effect. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.
Get HIGH with Dax — HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice weekly at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center — at 6 a.m. on Thursdays and a kids class for ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 p.m. on Fridays. The drop-in rate for the Thursday class is $3.50 while the Friday class is free. Social distancing will be in effect.
Senior bus — The Lindon Senior Center has a bus and is able to offer rides to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available for Lindon resident seniors. Pick-ups are between 10 and 11 a.m. Drop-offs are between 1 and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center front desk at (801) 769-8625.
Volunteer at the library — Friends of the Payson Library notes that residents can volunteer for an hour or less each month to help the library meet the needs of children and patrons. Volunteers are asked to offer ideas and support the group’s yearly book sale. People interested in volunteering may contact library director Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941, or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
Mental health support groups — NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and classes for adults living with mental health conditions and for family members of loved ones living with mental health conditions. For more information, contact Christene Finch, state programs coordinator for NAMI Utah at [email protected]
Community Orchestra — The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.
Recreation news — Aug. 31: Fall Volleyball early registration ends (grades 5-9). Sept. 1: Jr. Gridiron Football registration deadline. Sept. 1: Fall Pickleball Ladder League early registration ends. Sept. 7: Fall Volleyball registration deadline (grades 5-9). Sept. 8: Fall Pickleball Ladder League registration deadline. Sept. 20: Jr. Wrestling early registration ends (pre-K to grade 6). For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
Volunteers to help Kids On The Move — Each Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers Respite Care, providing a free break to parents with special needs children. Families drop their children off at locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville where they are paired one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavior technician is also present to help oversee. The group is seeking 10 volunteers 16 years and older from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday to help make this happen. For more information or to sign up, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are being taken, including requiring masks, taking temperatures and frequent hand sanitizing.
Foster grandparents sought — Utah County is seeking senior volunteers to serve as foster grandparents. Volunteers must be limited-income individuals at least 55 years old and able to serve 15 or more hours per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth at schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend, paid personal leave, transportation reimbursement, ongoing training and more. For more information or if you or someone you know would like to participate, call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Visit Programs in need of donations — Utah County Health Department home visit programs are running low on donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers. The health department is asking Utah County community members to consider donating items or organizing service projects to assist in providing donations. The items most needed are new receiving blankets or small quilts and diapers. Other welcomed items include: infant “onesies,” knit hats and infant-appropriate board books. Items should be in new condition. Donations may be dropped off Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the following health department locations: Provo — 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions about the home visit programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.
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