Hunter Education courses will be held on Jan. 8, 10, 15, 16 and 17. All classes are from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Tooele County Health Building, 151 N. Main St. Range times to be announced. State law requires students to attend all sessions of class. For more information call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.
Caregivers Guide classes
The U-Care Caregiver Guide classes are held every third Tuesday of the month. The next class will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St. This month's class will be on general caregiving skills. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dee Askerlund at 882-4163 or Barb McFarland at 843-9054.
A Hunter Education Class is being offered at the Grantsville Fire Department. Class dates are Jan. 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Pick up a voucher at any store that sells hunting licenses and bring them on the first day of class. For more Information contact Lynn Taylor 884-6503, Jay Weyland 884-3862, or Leon Hadley 884-6111.
Come join us at the Stansbury Park Community Library for the "Polar Prowl" winter reading program on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information or to pick of a January schedule visit the library, the clubhouse, or call Jessica Johnson at 843-1918. Regular library hours are Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.
Rush Valley Web site
Rush Valley now has a Web site. Find out what is happening by going to www.rushvalleytown.com. If you have old stories or historical photos of Rush Valley that have been handed down through the years please call Vickie at 837-2122 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THS Class of 1968
THS class of 1968 flip your calendars ahead and mark June 21, 2008 for our 40-year reunion. We need your help to assure we contact as many classmates as possible. For a list of people for whom we have no address, please contact Mike Mansanarez at email@example.com Check out our blog at tooele68.blogspot.com/.
THS senior baby ads for the upcoming yearbook need to be postmarked by Jan. 17., which is the final deadline. If you need an order form see Mrs. Milne in room 207. The last day to buy a 2008 yearbook is Friday, Jan. 25. The price is $50 and needs to be paid to the finance office. There is no guarantee there will be extra yearbooks in May to purchase.
Overlake Community Council
Overlake Elementary Community Council will be meeting Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 a.m., in the library. All are invited to attend.
CJJHS Community Council
The Clarke N. Johnsen Jr. High School Community Council will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., in the office conference room. All interested parents and community members are welcome.
Join in the fun and vote for your favorite book though Jan. 23, 2008 at the Tooele City Library. Ballots for adult books, teen books and children's books will be available. The results will be posted Jan. 25, 2008. Will it be your favorite?
Tax time is coming, be prepared by attending our tax seminar "Preventing Tax Time Surprises", presented by H & R Block. This seminar will be held Jan. 10, 2008, at 6 p.m., in the community room at the Tooele City Library.
Remember children's story time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and children's crafts each Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Check with the library for any special story times or other special events that come up. For more information on these and other library programs, visit our Web site tooelecity.org/tcl/library.html, call 882-2182 or visit us at 128 W. Vine St., Tooele.
Get your high school diploma this year! All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation, word processing, driver's education and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate -- just $35 per semester. The center is located at 76 S. 1000 West, and can be reached at 833-1994. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.
Gain computer skills
The Tooele Adult Education Center is offering a beginning class in Microsoft Word XP, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Windows. The class will run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for five weeks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15 and ending Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Tooele Adult Education Center, 76 S. 1000 West. Adults currently enrolled at the education center pay $30, community participants pay $60, seniors 55 and over pay $55. Call 833-1994 for more information. Preregistration required.
English as a second language
ESOL conversational classes are held Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. ESOL students may come anytime, the center is open for individualized study with our software programs and textbooks. Registration is $35 per semester.
The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering a clothing closet and emergency food pantry to help meet the needs of our community. Anyone with clothing needs -- adults and children -- are welcome. The food pantry is available for emergency needs. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. We are located at 580 S. Main St., Tooele. For more info call 882-2048.
A benefit/fund-raiser is being held for "Big Tom" Archuleta on Jan. 19, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., at St. Marguerite's Church. Food will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., and live entertainment and dancing from 7 until 10:30 p.m. For more information please contact Eldon and Yvonne Sweeney at 882-7315 or Dave Sweeney at 843-5001 or 241-0611.
Adult religion class
The Tooele Utah Stake is sponsoring an adult religion class with the topic: "Lectures on Faith, Page II." Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings through April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Institute Building, 65 S. 200 West. The instructor is David A. Christensen, former instructor for the University of Utah Institute. Registration will be held on the evening of the first class, and the cost is $22.50 for the course or $2.50 per class.
Church education classes
An adult church education class on the Doctrine and Covenants will start on Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Grantsville Seminary. For more information call Ken Hale at 884-6564. Instructor is Mark Hutchins.
Pioneer Valley Chorale (classical music) is holding auditions and beginning their practices for the next performance (May 2008) of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on Jan. 17, 2008. Please call Pamela Dale at (801)250-6602 or Peggy Critchlow evenings at (435)578-1238 for more information. Our Web site is www.pioneervalleychoraleutah.wetpaint.com.
Baseball tryouts for Super League will be held Jan. 12, at 5 p.m. Players must be 13 or under as of April 30, 2008. There are two positions available. Contact Coach Branch at (801) 898-6999 for more information, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagles Sunday football
Every Sunday when there is a football game, the Eagles will have a Sunday social with food and fun at the hall. The food will be served at 1:30 p.m. Come up, have lunch and watch the game on the big screen.
Eagles Steak Night
Steak Night returns Friday, Jan. 14, with the regular menu. Come out and support your Aerie and Auxiliary.
Eagles Auxiliary Meeting
The second meeting of the month will be on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at Leatherby's Family Creamery, 61 E. 1280 North, Tooele. Contact John Brown at 843-0711.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Aspen Ridge Counseling and the DVSAVA crisis line have begun a new Domestic Violence Victim Support Group. It is held every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Daycare is provided. Please call 850-8723 or the crisis line at 882-6888 with any questions and for the location.
The Tooele County Historical Society's meeting will be held Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. Please enter through the back door. Boyd and Ouida Blanthorn will give a presentation on the history of Rush Valley. If you have any antiques or old photos of Rush Valley, please bring them to our meeting. Everyone is invited. If you would like to join our organization, dues are only $5 per year. Please call Alice Dale at 882-1612 for more information.
The Tooele County Historical Society will have two books available for purchase at our Jan. 8 meeting: The History of Tooele County Volume II ($25) and Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele ($15). We also have note cards which depict old sites around the valley ($4). Please call Alice Dale at 882-1612 if you would like to purchase any of these items.
Diabetes Support Group
The Tooele Diabetes Support Group will meet on Jan. 9, at 11 a.m., at the Tooele Senior Center. Darlene Christensen a dietitian, will speak to us. Come and start the new year with friends. Call Carol at 843-9787 with questions.
The Tooele Sewing Guild will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m., in the Extension Office auditorium. We will be creating new fabric from thread tails or leftover thread from thread spools. Supplies will be furnished, but please let Geri Thomas (882-3487) know if you plan on attending so we will have supplies for everyone. Bring any show-and-tell you have or any ideas of things you would like the group to do.
Back Country Horsemen
The West Desert Back Country Horsemen will hold their 2008 planning and scheduling meeting on Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Tooele County Courthouse. If you have questions, please contact Linda Bean at (801)244-1359 or Carol Nudell at 833-9085.
Community Cub Scout Pack 4139 is looking for boys in first though fourth grades who want to join Cub Scouts. Activities include camping, outings, games, volunteer actives , crafts, fund-raisers, award ceremonies, day camp and the Pinewood Derby. If interested contact our cubmaster, John Palo, at 884-0978.
The regular meeting of Rocky Mountain Lodge #11 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. If anyone has questions or needs a ride please call Gene at 882-1222.
The Tooele Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Friday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Pioneer Museum, 35 E. Vine St., Tooele (enter from the north parking lot). Rodney Carter, from H&R Block, will be the featured speaker. For more information call our secretary, Marla at 882-376 or Hal Webster at 882-5331.
Grantsville Senior Center
Free Health Services -- Hearing clinic: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Blood pressure: Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Wendover trip -- Friday, Jan. 18.
Senior Circle is for anyone over the age of 50 and costs only $15 per year. Call 843-3690 or stop by the hospital volunteer desk to sign up. All activities require an RSVP except for exercise.
Exercise -- Sittercise, a chair and sitting exercise class that promotes flexibility and toning, meets Mondays at 2 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms. Free to members. Body Instincts, a class that features toning, stretching and a little cardio workout, meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Pinnacle Therapy (29 S. Main St.). Free to members. Hinges and Twinges, a water aerobics class, meets Tuesday and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Pratt Aquatic Center. Cost is $2.50 for members, $20 for a 10-pass punch card, or $3.50 for non-members.
Pizza Bingo -- Thursday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m., at MWMC. Bring two canned goods for the Tooele Food Bank or $3.
Lunch Bunch -- Friday, Jan. 11, at noon, at Ixtapa for your noon meal and friends. Dutch treat.
Caregiver Guide Class -- Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Tooele Senior Center for support and help in caring for your ill or aging loved one.
Wellness Luncheon -- Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. Emergency preparedness by Kip Thompson. Free lunch will follow presentation.
Kick drug habits
LDS Family Services addiction recovery meetings are Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 1030 S. 900 West, room 118, Tooele. Enter on the north side of the chapel. The Erda meeting has been discontinued.
Castaways Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon and 8 p.m. at 1120 W. Utah Ave. For more information call 882-7358.
An evening Al-Anon meeting will be held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive. Join us and you'll never have to feel alone again. For more information call 840-0445, 882-4721, (801)599-2649.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive. For more information call 840-0445, 882-4721, or (801)599-2649.