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- Calendar items are published only as space permits. Submissions are due one week before publication. Send all items to: Plus, Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.- Welcome Wagon of Sandy:

The Welcome Wagon of Sandy has open enrollment for any Sandy resident during April. The group's next meeting is April 28, 7:30 p.m., at Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 South. Call 572-2641 for more information.

- Children's Museum of Utah:

Here are upcoming events for The Children's Museum of Utah, 840 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City:

Friday, April 3: Storytelling at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 4: Leather crafting for children, noon until 1 p.m.; "Fair's Magic Show" at 2 p.m. (Cost $1 with admission); "Magic Workshop," after the magic show. (Cost is $2.50 with admission).

Monday, April 6: Tie-A-Quilt from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Cost is $5 with admission).

Call 328-3383 or 322-KCMU for more information.

- Native Evergreens Class:

Native evergreens will be the focus of an adult class/teacher workshop on April 10-11 at Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 390 Wakara Way. Advance registration is required, call 581-6928.

- Fashion and Performing Arts React:

"React '92 - Fashion and Performing Arts React for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets will be $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The show benefits the Utah chapter for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

- Pack the pantry:

Salt Lake's first "Blessing of the Bikes" will be a "Pack the Pantry" food drive on Saturday, April 11, at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South.

Preferred contributions are canned or packaged food that does not require cooking. Call 359-9149 for more information.

- Librarians to meet in Salt Lake City:

More than 1,000 academic librarians will convene in Salt Lake City for the sixth annual National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries on April 12-14 in the Salt Palace Convention Center.

- Alzheimer's Support Group meetings:

Alzheimer's Support Group meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at three locations - Wasatch Canyons Hospital, 5770 S. 1500 West, room 141; at the Sandy Regional Convalescent and Rehab Center, 50 E. 9000 South and at the Mapleridge Day Care Center, 345 S. 300 East, Bountiful.

The next meetings will be held on April 9. Call 596-0308 for more information.

- Volunteers needed for "Earth Day":

Volunteers are need for Utah's "Earth Day Festival," April 24-26 at the Valley Fair Mall. Call 530-1426 for more information.

- "Earth Day" is also sponsoring a cleanup of the Jordan River on April 25. Call 521-3906 for more information.

- The Salt Lake Valley Recycling Guide is also looking for businesses and environmental entrepreneurs to be listed in its guide at no charge. Call 974-6902 for more information. The recycling office also has volunteer speakers available to address recycling issues.

- TreeUtah's "Run Through the Trees:"

TreeUtah is sponsoring a 5K "Run Through the Trees" at Liberty Park on April 9, 9 a.m. Call 363-5900 for more information.

- Salt Lake Diosesan Council of Catholic Women:

The Salt Lake Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) is hosting its 64th annual State Convention on April 25-26 at Seven Peaks Resort Excelsior Hotel in Provo. Reservations are due no later than April 4.

- ASSE seeks host families:

The ASSE International Student Exchange is seeking host families for foreign students coming to Utah high schools next year.

If you are interested in volunteering for the program, contact Kirt Larson at 969-9802 or call 800-733-ASSE.

- Night of a Thousand Stars:

On Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m., Salt Lake's Mayor Deedee Corradini and John Stein, assistant general manager of the Salt Lake Trappers baseball team, will read stories to children at the main Salt Lake City Library, 209 E. 500 South.

At the same time, Mark Twain, as portrayed by actor John Whitaker, will be sharing tales at the Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East.

Call 524-8200 for more information on either program.

- Law school for non-lawyers:

Receive answers to your legal questions during a free program - "Law School for Non-Lawyers" at the main Salt Lake City Library, 209 E. 500 South, Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Call 524-8200 for more information.

- Wild Things:

A traveling exhibit of children's artwork will be displayed at the Salt City Avenues Branch Library, 455 F Street, from April 1 through April 30.

The exhibit consists of art work resulting from a two-week class taken at Hogle Zoo last August by children ages 6-14. For more information, call 524-8276.

- Volunteers needed for Living Traditions:

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is looking for volunteers for the seventh annual "Living Traditions Festival," to be held May 15-17 on Washington Square, the grounds of the Salt Lake City and County Building.

Volunteers need only commit as little as two hours of their time. Call 596-5000 for more information.

- New library books:

Here are some new library books now available at the Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East to deal with the difficult task of parenting:

- "A Good Enough Parent," by Bruno Bettelheim. A scholarly book on parenthood.

- "Literacy Begins at Birth," by Marjorie V. Fields. The author explains how to assist the orderly development of language.

- Natural Parenting, A Practical guide for Fathers and Mothers: Conception to Age 3," by Peter and Fiona Walker. This book begins with a full description of the stages of natural childbirth and concludes with exercises for baby and toddler.

- "How to Deal With Your Acting-Up Teenager," by Robert T. and Jean Bayard. Repetitive bad behavior can be changed by changing negative statements into positive ones.

- "Any Child Can Read Better: Developing Your Child's Reading Skills Outside the Classroom," by Harvey S. Wiener. Reading proceduresteachers follow are summarized for parents.

- "The 6 Vital Ingredients of Self-Esteem and How to Develop them in Your Children," by Bettie B. Young. The ingredients of self-esteem are outlines, as well as how to correct a lack of self-esteem.

-"The Perfectly Safe Home," by Jeanne E. Miller. A valuable checklist of hazards and how to correct them.

-"Yes, I Can Say No," by Manuel J. Smith. Learn to recognize and deal with peer pressure.

- "Raising Kids in a Changing World, Preschool Through Teen Years," by Dian G. Smith.

- World's largest garage sale:

Booths are now being rented for the Arthritis Foundation's "World's largest garage sale" fund-raising event, April 25, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Murray National Guard Armory, 5189 S. State St.

For more information, call 486-4993 or write to the Arthritis Foundation, 1733 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105.

- The Salt Lake Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Complex, 2001 S. State St., Room S-1007.

- The Salt Lake Arthritis Support Group will meet Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m. at the Western Rehabilitation Institute, 8074 S. 1300 East.

- The Arthritis Foundation is also sponsoring a six-week self-help arthritis course beginning April 1. Call 486-4993 to register for the classes.

- Do you have a green thumb?

The Salt Lake Chapter of the American Red Cross needs a volunteer to help with plant care, yard work and general maintenance. Flexible hours during the day. Contact Ruth at 467-7339 for more information.

- Action shooting events:

The Salt Lake Practical Shooting Association (SLPSA) holds monthly matches and practice sessions for all shooters interested in IPSC/USPSA (action style) shooting with a pistol, rifle or shotgun. Call Doug at 942-1760 or Jim at 942-8573, between 6 and 9 p.m. for more information. Practice sessions scheduled April 4 and 18.

- Credit union oratorical contest:

The Utah League of Credit Unions will hold its sixth annual Utah Credit Union Oratorical Contest, Saturday, May 9, at Salt Lake Community College, 4600 S. Redwood Road.

The event is to open to all Utah high school seniors and this year's topic is "World Change - Is America Keeping Up?"

Call 972-3400 or 1-800-662-8684 for registration information. Entry deadline is May 1.

- All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner:

Boy Scout Troop 220 and Cub Packs 220 and 4030 will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner April 11, 8 p.m. at the St. Olaf McNamara Center, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful. Proceeds will help cover Scout dues. Call 292-7859 for more information.

- Presidents Toastmasters Club:

Have fun and increase your speaking skills at a monthly Presidents Toastmasters Club meeting. Call Pauline Thatcher at 969-2242 for more information.

- Increase SAT score:

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is coming and The TestBusters Score Improvement System offers help in preparing for it. Call 1-800-475-3388, extension 3389, for more information.

- "Friendly" dances:

"Friendly" dances are held every Friday, 8-11 p.m., at the Multipurpose Center, 300 N. 1300 West. Dances feature a live orchestra, "The Super Sounds." More dance participants are needed.

Call 581-1864 for more information.

- South High Class of 1939 reunion:

The South High School Class of 1939 is holding a 53rd reunion on June 6. Those class members who have not yet been contacted should call Frances Chney Pedersen at 521-6999.

- Master Your Destiny seminars:

Co-dependency workshops to gain the ability to overcome co-dependency are held 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Master Your Destiny, 935 E. South Union Ave., Suite D-204. There is a $10 fee; call 562-5973.

Call Master Your Destiny at the same number for more information on managing finances at the same location.

- WELLderly lectures:

Holy Cross Hospital's WELLderly Lecture Series continues through the end of April. The free lectures are every other Friday in the Moreau Medical Building auditorium, 1002 E. South Temple, from 2 to 3 p.m. The lectures are aimed at people age 55 and older, but anyone can attend.

- Friday, April 3, "A History of South Temple as Presented by the Utah Heritage Foundation."

- Friday, April 24, "An Update on Medicare, Catastrophic Care and Long-term Health Care."

For more information, call 350-4995.

- Holy Cross Hospital offers special exercise classes:

Holy Cross Hospital Breast Care Services is offering free exercise classes, designed for women who have had breast surgery. Call 350-4012 for more information.

- Cultural Homestay looking for host families:

The Cultural Homestay Institute is looking for host families to provide room and board for high school students during the 1992-93 school year. Call Paul Hansen at 963-9615 for more information.

- Free assistance with Medicare/Medicaid:

Need help with your Medicare paperwork? The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has trained consultants who will provide free help. Assistance is provided for preparing medical insurance claims, processing doctor and hospital bills, etc. This is co-sponsored by Intermountain Health Care.

For more information on the program, call 269-4200.

- Tracy Aviary begins weekend charge:

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, has started charging admission fees on Saturdays and Sundays only. Admission is $1.50 for adults, 50 cents for kids 6-12 and 75 cents for senior citizens.

Admission will remain free on weekdays until April 5, when summer hours begin. Current operating hours are 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 596-5034.

- Utah Old-Time Fiddlers:

The Salt Lake Chapter of the Utah Old-Time Fiddlers meets the second Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East. Call 363-2022 or 266-4568 for more information.

- Looking for former crewmen of the USS Maddox:

Crewmen of the USS Maddox (DD622, D731) are hoping to hold an annual reunion, Aug. 6-8, in San Diego, CA. Contact Joyce or Bill Metcalf, 12686 W. Highway 55, York, SC 29745, or phone (803) 222-3180 for more information.

- Seeking World War II veterans of Camp Shanks:

The Rockland County, N.Y., Veterans Office is helping plan a reunion of World War II Army veterans who passed through Camp Shanks, N.Y., en route to North Africa, England and Europe. Write Jerry Donnellan, P.O. Box 1942, Orangeburg, NY 10962, for more information.

- Natural science programs for youths:

Children, ages 4-12, have an opportunity to attend classes at the Museum of Natural History and through Salt Lake Community Education in a variety of subjects. To register, call 328-7287.

- Tri-state ritual competition, Loyal Order of Moose:

The Salt Lake Moose Lodge, No. 259, 6-7 E. 200 South, will host the annual Tri-State Ritual Competition on April 3-5 at the Quality Inn.

- Writers-at-Work conference:

The annual Writers-at-Work conference will be held June 21-26, at Park City. For further information or for registration materials, contact Writers at Work, 2100 Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, or phone 298-9936.

- Volunteer CPR instructors needed:

The Salt Lake chapter of the American Red Cross is taking applications for volunteer instructors to teach infant CPR at baby showers. Training will be provided at no cost. Contact Ruth, 467-7339.

- Utah Heritage Foundation Historic Homes Tour:

The 21st annual Historic Homes Tour by the Utah Heritage Foundation will be May 16 and 17 in the Gilmer Park area.

The foundation will also sponsor a national workshop on heritage education, "Expanding the Classroom: Integrating Your Community With Curriculum," June 25-27.

Call Dina Williams at 533-0858 for more information.

- Fellowship competition:

Entry deadline for the Writers at Work Fellowship Competition for Fiction and Poetry is Wednesday, April 1. The reading fee is $10. Call 298-9936 for more information.

- Host a foreign student:

The American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarship Foundation is looking for host families for international high school exchange students. For more information, call Bertelle Bagley, 277-2952.

- EF seeks host families/students for study abroad:

Host families are needed for exchange students. High school students who wish to study abroad are also being sought. Call 572-2590, or 800-44-SHARE for more information.

- IEF seeks host families:

The International Education Forum urgently needs host families. Students ages 15-18 will arrive from 23 different countries in August. Students have medical insurance and their own spending money. Call Karen Bloomquist at 250-7133 or IEF at 800-365-0555 for more information.

- YES needs host families:

The Youth Exchange Service is looking for families to host 15- to 18-year-olds from foreign countries during the next school year. Call 800-848-2121 for more information.

- Host families needed by AISE:

The American Intercultural Student Exchange program needs host families for high school exchange students. Call 800-SIBLING for more information.

- AIYSEP seeks host families:

The American International Youth Student Exchange program is looking for host families for students. For more information, call 1-800-347-7575.

- ISE needs host families:

The International Student Exchange program needs host families for foreign exchange students. For more information, call 1-800-233-4678.

- Mental-health support:

Recovery Inc., a non-profit, free community health support group, is helping individuals who are coping with depression, anxiety and nervous fears.

Classes are held at the following five Salt Lake County locations each week:

Valley Mental Health Center, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.; Whitmore Library, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sandy Library, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; and Cottonwood Hospital, Saturdays, 2-4 p.m..

For information on meetings, call 268-2402 or write: Recovery, 3647 Laurelcrest, Salt Lake City, UT 84109.

- Red Cross needs volunteers:

The Salt Lake Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers to interview applicants for the Red Cross-administered Utility Assistance Program. For more information, call Ruth or Bobby, 467-7339.

- Salt Lake County "Bridges" volunteer program:

Salt Lake County is sponsoring "Bridges," a new volunteer program for people 50 or older. Volunteers will spend four hours a week with a child who needs understanding, friendship and academic help. For more information, call 468-2199.

- Speakers bureau:

The Utah Correctional Association Speakers Bureau is available at no charge for panel discussion, presentations and workshops. The bureau features probation officers, juvenile court workers, counselors, therapists and correctional officers. For more information, call Steve Auerbach at 272-8000 or Teague Eskelsen at 533-4008.

- New Utah Food Bank program:

The Utah Food Bank is starting a new program, "S.O.M.E." (So Others May Eat). The program needs on-call volunteers who will be willing to collect and deliver donated food one night once a month, week or one-time only. Call Jennifer Turley at 486-2136, or leave a message at 486-2139.

- Union Park Toastmasters Club:

The Union Park Toastmasters Club No. 3222 of Toastmasters International meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at 488 E. 6400 South.

The club's objective is to assist members in becoming better public speakers and leaders. Visitors are welcome at the weekly meetings. Call John Maher at 942-2013 for more information.

- Silver Spurs equestrian club:

The Silver Spurs, an all-women equestrian club, is now accepting applications for membership. Members will compete in parade, drill and gymkhana events.

For more information, contact Janice Klien, Spurs president, at 572-1543, or Cathy Garrett, business manager, 254-3170.

- Chronic-pain support group:

The Salt Lake Chronic-Pain Support Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7-9 p.m. at 2100 S. State, South Building, Room 3009.

Call 278-7356 for more information.

- Overeaters Anonymous:

Overeaters Anonymous holds meetings every Monday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. 7000 South. Call Gail at 943-4551 for more information.

- Scrabble Club:

Scrabble Club No. 173 meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Peter Piper Pizza, 2201 S. Highland Drive. All levels of play, novice to expert, are included in the club. New players are welcome.

For more information, contact Jim Fischer at 363-4420 or Mike Stevens at 943-2430.

- Free income tax assistance:

Free tax assistance is available through mid-April at many Salt Lake libraries. Special assistance is provided for senior citizens.

Call 524-8200 for more information.

- YWCA classes:

The Salt Lake YWCA holds classes for mothers, on building healthy relationships, on new beginnings, as well as a teen outreach program. Call 355-2804 for more information.

- National Society to Prevent Blindness:

The National Society to Prevent Blindness sponsors a free telephone service that provides information on vision, eye health and safety. Call 524-2020 for more information.

- Fund-raiser for lighting West Jordan High's stadium:

West Jordan High School is hoping to purchase lights for its football stadium in time for the graduation of the Class of 1992. Contributors will be honored with plaques and certificates.

For additional information on the campaign, call the school at 565-7576.

- Stutterers Support Group:

The Stutterers Support Group will meet the first Monday of each month through June at 7 p.m. in Room C-2 of Granite Park Junior High School, 450 E. 3700 South. For more information, call 272-6420 or 539-0907.

- Utah Chapter of SIDS Foundation:

The Utah Chapter of the National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation holds regular monthly support meetings, usually on the third Thursday of every month at the Bryman School, 1144 W. 3300 South.

For more information, call 261-4222.

- New support group:

A new support group for parents of children with mental handicaps meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 455 E. 400 South, No. 300.

The support group is sponsored by ARC-Utah. For more information, call 364-5060 or 539-0431.

- Year-round reading program continues:

The Salt Lake City Library's year-round reading program continues this winter with more free programs.

More information on any of these programs is available by calling 524-8200.

- Chapter meetings for the Utah Alliance for the Mentally Ill:

The Utah Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds various chapter meetings each month for those who are dealing with mental illness.

Here's a listing of meeting locations:

- Davis County, third Thursdays at 7 p.m., at 85 S. 185 East, Farmington. Call 544-7402 for more information.

- Salt Lake City, second Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at 1724 S. Main. Call 255-0009 for more information.

- South Valley, third Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at 195 W. 7200 South. Call 561-3949 for more information.

- West Valley City, third Thursdays at 7 p.m., at 2960 W. 3650 South, Suite 103. Call 254-4856 for more information.

More information on the Utah alliance is also available by calling 584-2023.

- National Scholarship Service:

A National Scholarship Service provides a computer database of scholarship and financial aid information for more than 30,000 sources. For more information on how to qualify for scholarships and financial aid, call 1-800-475-3388, Ext. 3389.

- Mother Club of Utah:

The Mother Club of Utah is an organization for mothers with young children at home. It offers recreational play groups at parks, Wheeler Farm, etc., every Wednesday. Educational classes are provided for parents.

For more information, call Sara Parker, 566-6225.

- Holy Cross Breast-Care Lecture Series:

Holy Cross Hospital, 1045 E. 100 South, presents a continuing Breast-Care Lecture series. Events are each Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Moreau Auditorium, 1002 E. South Temple.

The hospital also offers crisis-intervention counseling, support groups and exercise classes. Call 350-4000 for more information.

- S.L. Bridge Center schedule:

Here's a schedule for the Salt Lake Bridge Center, 970 E. 3300 South. Reservations are not required, and the cost is $3.50 per session:

Open pairs - Monday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Novice pairs - Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Handicap games - Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 466-4069.

- Reading Room for the Blind:

The Reading Room for the Blind meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at 309 E. 100 South. The service is free, and free transportation can be arranged. Patrons need to be age 21 or older, visually handicapped and live in the Salt Lake area.

Call 582-4538 or 583-0098 for more information.

- Incest Survivors Anonymous:

Incest Survivors Anonymous meets every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Benchmark Family Care Center, 592 W. 1350 South, Woods Cross. The meeting is open to all women 18 or older.

- RSDSA support group meetings:

The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at LDS Hospital in the education center, Classroom G. For more information, call 530-3459.

- Nannies From Utah training:

Nannies From Utah is offering free training classes for nannies and prospective nannies each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Training covers pertinent child-care topics such as creative activities, family relationships, child development, first aid and CPR.

Please call 485-4445 for space reservation and more information.

- Alzheimer's disease support groups:

The Salt Lake County Department of Aging Services offers support group meetings monthly for sufferers and caregivers. For details, call Jeannine at 596-0308.

- Cancer support group:

The First Unitarian Church sponsors a support group for those who have had or currently have cancer, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in the church's Teen Center, 569 S. 1300 East. Call 582-8687 or 277-4862 for more information.

- Library hours: Regular hours for most Salt Lake County Library System branches are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The hours for the South Salt Lake Library are Monday, noon to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and closed Saturday. The hours for Draper Library are Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m.; closed Friday. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m.