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The Arts Center's community open house will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. There will be public tours throughout the day as well as piano recitals.The 30,000-square-foot center is located at 450 S. Alpine Highway. It will feature work from local artists, including part-owner and Alpine native sculptor Dennis Smith.


The sixth annual Children's Summer Workshop kicks off Monday, June 14, and runs through Friday, June 18.

Sponsored by the American Fork Fine Arts Council, the seminar will be held in the Veterans Memorial Hall, 53 N. Center. To register call the American Fork Arts Council office, 763-3081. Registration fee is $20.


Thanksgiving Point will be offering free one-hour wheelchair gardening classes June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. in its retail nursery. Also offered every Saturday is an introductory square foot gardening class at Thanksgiving Point's Square Foot Garden. Square foot gardening is a simplified, condensed system of gardening that produces twice as much in half the space.

More extensive classes are offered for $10. Call 768-4957 for more information.


City officials are encouraging use of a new trail and staging area on 1400 East. The recently created trail runs north to south along the Lindon foothills and will eventually connect with Orem and pass Nuns Park, the Provo River, Memorial Gardens Cemetery and American Fork Canyon, city representatives said.

In the future, the plan is for the trail to be part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (which is proposed to run from Brigham City to Nephi) and the Great Western Trail (which will extend from the Canadian Border to the Mexican Border).


City officials are looking for a design for the new Veterans Memorial monument, to be built between the City Hall, the library, the court building and the public safety building.

Anyone interested in submitting a design should send it to the Orem Historical Preservation Advisory Commission, 56 N. State, Room 200. The deadline for submission is Dec. 31, 1999. The winning design will receive $1,000. For more information, call 229-7060.


Scott Wilson, who was honored this year by the Utah Association of Student Councils as the Principal of the Year, has decided to move on. To the Nebo School District offices, that is. He has accepted an offer to be the coordinator of student services for the Nebo School District.

"I really appreciate Payson High School staff and students," he said. "But this new job tickles me pink."


Building in the Sherwood Hills area will be delayed until city and state officials complete a geologic study. Fifty-nine global positioning survey points were chosen to monitor earth movement.

The study will attempt to identify which sections of the upscale neighborhood are at risk. The research won't begin until the city secures funding.


A Santaquin man has been chosen the Nebo School District's new coordinator for special education and Title I programs.

Allen Gurney, a 28-year education veteran and member of Santaquin's Board of Adjustments, has taught workshops on classroom management and supervision to educators across the state. He replaces the retiring Tom Hudson.

Got news? Call the Deseret News Utah County Bureau at 437-7600 or fax your information to 437-7624.