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- Free writers seminar:A free seminar, "How To Get Published in the LDS Market," will be Thursday, Sept. 24, 10:15-11 a.m. at the West Jordan Library, 1970 W. 7800 South. The seminar is sponsored by Darla Isackson, senior editor for Covenant Communications. Call 756-9966 for more information.
- Community carnival:
A community carnival will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 5-8 p.m., at Mountain View Elementary School, 1415 California Ave. There will be games, food and multi-cultural entertainment. It is open to the public and proceeds will fund an after-school program for children.
- Children's Museum of Utah:
The Children's Museum of Utah, 840 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City, phone 328-3383, has the following events planned:
- Monday evening discount: Admission is only $1 for children and $1.50 for adults after 5 p.m. with a copy of the museum newsletter or weekend newspaper ad.
- Medieval arts and crafts workshops are held Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Mondays from 5-8 p.m., through the end of September.
- London brass rubbing exhibit has been extended through Sunday, Oct. 25. The display is open daily.
- Murray Community Education:
Classes on buying and selling a home are being offered through Murray Community Education. The sessions begin Oct. 7, and there are two different courses, each costing $5. Call 264-7414 for more information.
- Salt Lake Practical Shooting Association:
The Salt Lake Practical Shooting Association (SLPSA) hosts monthly matches and practice sessions for all shooters interested in IPSC-USPSA (action style) shooting with a pistol, rifle or shotgun. New shooter orientation is planned for Oct. 10, the next monthly pistol match is Oct. 17, and the next rifle match is Oct. 31.
For more information, call Doug at 580-7836, or Jim at 942-8573, between 6-9 p.m.
- Study skills course:
A five-week study skills course, designed to improve students' skills in goal planning, time management and test taking, runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Evergreen Junior High, 3401 S. 2000 East. An additional five-week session begins Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m., with other sessions Sept. 30, Oct. 6, 13 and 20 at 6 p.m. nightly.
The class is also taught at Olympus Junior High, Monday Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and also on Wednesday Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6-7 p.m.
Registration takes place on Tuesday and Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at Evergreen Junior High. The fee is $20 through community education. Mail fee to Dave Frost at Evergreen, or call Joanne Smith at 278-0600 for more information.
A special in-service course for teacher certification or for one-hour of credit will be taught Oct. 1-Nov. 6, 4:15-6:15 p.m. at the Wasatch Junior High. Mail $20 registration fee to Norma Winward at Roosevelt Elementary, 3225 S. 800 East., Salt Lake City, UT 84106. Call 481-7209 for more information.
- Red Cross needs volunteers:
Do you enjoy working with people? The Salt Lake area chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers to interview applicants for the Red Cross administer Utility Assistance program. Weekday morning or afternoon shifts are available in November/December and March/April. Call Ruth at 467-7339 for more information.
- National Scholarship Service:
National Scholarship Service provides a computer database of scholarship and financial aid information with more than 300,000 sources to high school seniors. For more information, call 800-475-3388, ext. 3389.
- Breaking the Silence:
A free women's, midlife health seminar sponsored by LDS Hospital, "Breaking the Silence," will be Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake Hilton. A panel will discuss menopause and more information is available by calling 321-3499.
- Open meeting for Bountiful citizens:
Concerned Citizens of Bountiful (CCOB) is sponsoring an open meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Bountiful Library, 725 S. Main, to discuss the future of the city. More information is available by calling Syd at 295-6825.
- Park Library book discussion:
Part three of the book discussion series, "Restless Spirit," will be Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at the Park Library, 4870 S. 2700 West. Call 943-4636 for registration information.
- Report writing classes:
Children age 10 and older, as well as adults, can learn how to write reports in four easy steps at the Kearns Library, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Call 943-4636 for registration information.
- Teacher workshops at Utah Museum:
"Exploring a Mountain Stream" will be the next teacher workshop at the Utah Museum of Natural History, Sept. 25-26. The fee is $36. Call Deedee at 581-6928 for advance registration.
- Women's State Legislative Council:
All state delegates for the Women's State Legislative Council will hold their first fall meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the State Office Building Auditorium.
- Yard sale:
Boy Scout Troop 51, Sandy, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East.
- Oriental food bazaar:
An Oriental food bazaar will be Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, 211 W. 100 South. There will be arts and crafts, calligraphy and food. Admission is free. Call 363-4742 for more information.
- Square dancing:
Pioneer Squares, a square dancing club for couples, will offer free dance instruction Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Liberty Elementary School, 6100 S. 140 West, Murray. The caller is Grant Best. Call 571-3668 for more information.
- Living wills panel discussion:
Holy Cross Jordan Valley Hospital will hold a free panel discussion on living wills Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the South Jordan Library, 10300 S. Beckstead Lane. A question-and-answer period will follow. Call Mary at 562-4245 for more information.
- Mental-health support:
Recovery Inc., a nonprofit, free community health support group, is helping people who are coping with depression, anxiety and nervous fears.
Classes are held at various 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.; Park Library, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 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.
- Student homes needed:
Students coming to Salt Lake City from Brazil need homes for the 1992-93 school year. Each family will be paid a monthly fee; direct access is needed to UTA bus routes. Call 572-3980 after 5:30 p.m. or on weekends for more information.
- Prostate Cancer Support Group:
A Prostate Cancer Support Group - Salt Lake County Healthy Aging and Us-Too, a national chain of prostate cancer support groups - invites the public to their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 209 E. 500 South, in the Third Floor Lecture Hall.
- Smokers Anonymous:
A smokers anonymous group meets at Doxy Hatch Medical Center, 1300 E. 3900 South, fourth floor, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Contact Tom at 261-5453 or Adele at 562-2885 for more information on free meetings.
- Senior lecture series:
Here's a schedule for upcoming installments of the Senior Lecture Series at St. Marks Hospital, 1250 E. 3900 South:
Friday, Oct. 2: "A Fashion Seminar," with Sue Heugly of Nordstrom, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16: "Let's Talk Hockey," with Mark Kelly of the Golden Eagles, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30: "Creative Aging," 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13: "Holiday Decorating with Flowers," by Zachery's Garden, 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20: "Shopping on a Shoestring," 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4: "Cooking for One or Two," 2 p..
Friday, Dec. 18: "A Christmas Variety Show," 2 p.m.
- Free literary concert and quilt exhibit:
The West Valley Arts Council will host a free Literary Concert and Quilt Exhibit Friday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. at the West Valley Center, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd. (2700 West).
The Arts Council will also present a free three-week exhibit of artwork by the Word Activity Center, starting Oct. 26.
Other upcoming events include another free musical concert on Nov. 13, the first annual "Arts Ball" on Nov. 6 and a free music workshop on Nov. 21.
Volunteers are sought to perform for these events. Contact Dorothy Crofts at 964-0861 for more information.
- Free introduction to square dancing:
A beginning square dance class will be provided by the Fun Time Squares Dance Club on Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Draper Elementary School, 1080 E. 12660 South. The first class is free. Call 571-2340 for more information.
- Fall library exhibit:
The fall exhibit in the Salt Lake City Main Library's Atrium Gallery will feature work by artists Douglas D. McIntosh, James S. Spence and Joseph Van Leeuwen through Oct. 27. Galley hours at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
A public reception will be Monday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library.
- All Aboard for Barbershop:
"All Aboard for Barbershop," the annual show by the Mountain Jubilee Show Chorus, is Sept. 25-26 at 8 p.m. at Taylorsville High, 5225 S. Redwood Road. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 if purchased in advance by Sept. 15. Call 942-4842 for ticket information.
Special guest quartets at the concert include "Ambiance" and "Rainbow Collection."
- Improve your communication and leadership skills:
The Metro Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. to help members gain competence in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Everyone age 18 and up is invited to attend meetings held weekly at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 209 E. 500 South, second floor meeting room. Call Colleen at 530-6683, or Sandy at 485-8527 for more information.
- Square Dancing:
The Jesters will start their beginning new dance classes on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake County Dance Building, 5177 S. 200 East, inside Murray Park. The dances are free to new dancers, and the public is welcome. Cost is $5 per couple. The caller is Lucky Ken Packer, 262-6947, or call Jack at 254-3195 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 dancers are needed.
Call 581-1864 for more information.
- Country western dancing:
The Intermountain Country Dance Association is a nonprofit club that promotes country dancing, with information on lessons, dances, workshops and competitions. For a newsletter or for more information, call Paul at 966-4207, or RoLayne at 968-6981.
- Preserving family memories:
If your family photos are stuffed in shoeboxes or envelopes or you are frustrated with the condition of your family photos, plan to attend upcoming evening classes at Woods Cross High School starting Sept. 24. For more information, contact Natalie 451-6437.
- Salt Lake County "Bridges" volunteer program:
Salt Lake County is sponsoring "Bridges," a volunteer program for people 50 or older. Volunteers will spend a few hours a week as a volunteer tutor with a child. For more information, call 468-2199.
- Kitemaking and folklore:
Kite history and folklore will be featured in a free September program at Salt Lake City Libraries. For more information, call 524-8200.
- Utah Tenants United:
Utah Tenants United is hoping to provide an effective voice for Salt Lake renters on housing issues. For more information, contact the Community Action program at 359-2444.
- Trauma help:
Trauma victims and injury survivors can learn to thrive, instead of just survive, through a courtesy seminar, offered by the National Institute for the Prevention of Post-Trumatic Stress Disorder. For time and location, call Leslie at 273-3943.
- Holy Cross Jordan Valley Hospital's programs for pregnant women:
Holy Cross Jordan Valley Hospital has two programs available for pregnant women - an "At Home at Risk" program and a "Young Moms" program. To register for these programs, or for more information, call Donna at 562-4247.
- Battered women support group:
A 12-step support group for battered women meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Doxey Hatch Center, Suite 400, 1255 E. 3900 South. Call Leslie at 521-7608 for more information.
- Annual Meeting Quilt Show:
The 1992 Annual Meeting Quilt Show will be Friday, Sept. 25, 1-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to noon at the Salt Lake Airport Hilton. It is free and open to the public.
- 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, fourth floor.
The club's objective is to assist members in becoming better public speakers and leaders. Visitors are welcome. Call Tim McClung at 942-0556 for more information.
- Get a library card:
The Salt Lake County Library System wants to remind parents to make sure their children have the most important school supply of all when they return to school this year - a library card. September is library card signup month. County residents who would like more information about a library card should call 943-4636.
- Free glaucoma/lazy eye screenings:
The National Society To Prevent Blindness-Utah Affiliate, provides free glaucoma screenings Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. at 661 S. 200 East. The society is also providing free amblyopia ("lazy eye" blindness) screenings for children. No appointment is necessary. Call 524-2020 for more information.
- "The Return of a Legend":
Learn about the behavior and ecology of the wolf at the Hogle Zoo Saturday, Sept. 26, in the zoo auditorium. There will be a children's matinee at 4 p.m. and an adult session (for age 14 and older) at 7:30 p.m. All admission is $3. For more information, call 583-2400.
- Library video collections:
All Salt Lake branch libraries now have their own video collections. Selections are mostly classic fairy tales, songs, children's and family videos. Call 524-8200 for more information.
- Chronic-pain support group:
The Salt Lake Chronic-Pain Support Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 7-9 p.m. at 2100 S. State, South Building, Room 3009. Call 278-7356 for more information.
- Wood carvers club:
A wood carvers club for advanced and beginning skills is being formed in the Salt Lake area. The club will meet regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Woodworking-Unlimited store, 767 E. 7200 South. Call 566-5652 for more information.
- Smokers anonymous:
A smokers cessation support group meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Doxey Hatch Center, Suite 400, 1255 E. 3900 South. Call 261-5453 or 562-2885 for more information.
- Red Cross volunteers needed:
Caseworkers are needed to assist armed forces and military families. Training is provided, with flexible daytime hours. Call 467-7339 for more information.
- Senior Splash:
"Senior Splash," an aquatics class geared toward senior citizens, is taught in the physical therapy department of Holy Cross Hospital weekdays from 12:10-1 p.m. The cost is $2.50 per class. Call 350-4213 for more information.
- Fathers' grief support group:
A support group for fathers whose children have died meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Wasatch Canyon Hospital, 5770 S. 1500 West. For more information, contact Doug Beckstead at 264-9579 or Scott Wilson at 581-0568.
- Support group for women with MPD:
A support group for women with MPD (multiple personality disorder) meets regularly in the Salt Lake area. Call 964-2464 for more information.
- Lupus support group:
A lupus support group meets each month at the Salt Lake County Government Center. Call Barb at 272-9248 for more information.
- NACEL seeks host families:
NACEL seeks host families for French, Spanish and Mexican teens for a one-month stay in an area home. Call Carol Peterson at 943-6983 for more information.
- Alzheimer's support group meetings:
Alzheimer's support group meetings are held each month in different areas of the county. Call 596-0308 for more information.
- Free assistance with Medicare/Medicaid:
Need help with your Medicare paperwork? The American Association of Retired Persons has trained consultants who will provide free help through the new MMAP program. 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.
- Presidents Toastmasters Club:
Have fun and improve your speaking skills at a monthly Presidents Toastmasters Club meeting. Call Pauline Thatcher at 969-2242 for more information.
- 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.
- 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. Call 562-4222 for more information.
- 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.
- 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.
- Utah Food Bank program:
The Utah Food Bank has started 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, once a week or one time only. Call Jennifer Turley at 486-2136, or leave a message at 486-2139.
- Silver Spurs equestrian club:
The Silver Spurs, an all-women equestrian club, is 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.
- Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 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, 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, 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 Tuesdays 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 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 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.
- 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 1-800-848-2121 for more information.
- ISE needs host families:
The International Student Exchange program needs host families for foreign exchange students. For more information, call 1-800-233-4678.
- 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. to 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.