LINDON PLANS CELEBRATION TO MARK ITS 75TH BIRTHDAY

LINDON -- The city's 75th birthday celebration begins in earnest Friday night with an open house at the City Center, 100 N. Center St.Festivities, which include the Stringtown Singers, storytellers, a video presentation and a display of historical photos, begins at 7 p.m.

Lindon, which was settled as Stringtown in the 1880s, became incorporated on March 5, 1924. Throughout 1999, the city will observe this anniversary, culminating with the Lindon City Fair in August. The theme for the year is "Lindon City from then 'til now -- 75 years. Faces change, spirit the same."

UTAH COUNTY APRIL THEME IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

PROVO -- Utah County commissioners and the Utah County Child Abuse Council have proclaimed the month of April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" for Utah County.

The reading of the official proclamation will be April 6, 9 a.m., by prevention specialist Tamsen Boley, at the Utah County Commission meeting.

On April 20, the child abuse council will hold a "Child Advocate Luncheon" to honor community members who have made a difference in children's lives. This luncheon will be held at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center at noon.

"No Hitter Day" will be held Saturday, April 17, at the Provo Towne Centre Mall, and will feature educational resources on child abuse prevention issues and entertainment for the whole family.

All citizens are urged to become involved in local and national efforts to protect the children. For more information, contact Utah County Child Abuse Council, 235-9473.

Y. MUSIC PROFESSOR GIVES DEVOTIONAL ADDRESS TUESDAY

PROVO -- The director of the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus and Concert Choir will speak at a BYU devotional Tuesday, March 30, 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The address by Mack Wilberg will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1). It will be rebroadcast Sunday, April 11, 6 a.m. on Channel 11 and at 8 p.m. on 89.1 FM.

Wilberg, a professor of music at BYU, will leave his position in May to become a new associate director of the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

While at BYU, Wilberg has taught both graduate and undergraduate music courses and has been active as a pianist, chamber musician, clinician, composer and arranger. He has been a guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad.

Wilberg's compositions and arrangements are consistently performed and recorded by choral organizations throughout the world.

VILLA PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT 'THE PORTRAIT, WIND, CHAIR'

SPRINGVILLE -- The Villa Playhouse Theatre, 254 S. Main, will present the comedy/drama "The Portrait the Wind the Chair," Thursday-Saturday, April 1-3, 7:30. There will be a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 489-3088.

Because of the donation and grant from the Esther Foundation, children and students will be admitted at no charge on a first come first-served basis. All other tickets are $4 each.

Written by playwright Y. York, this play was first commissioned by the Seattle Children's Theatre. Produced by the Villa Institute For The Performing Arts as part of their educational outreach programs, the play features talented youth performers and is directed by VIP ARTS founder W. Bill Brown Jr., with production assistance by Marni Ashby.