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The Utah County Democratic Party is planning an informal meeting July 17 for residents to chat with candidates.

Voters in Lehi and American Fork are invited to attend the meeting at the Lehi Public Library, 120 N. Center, on Monday, July 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Third congressional district candidate Donald Dunn and state legislative candidates Jerry Hancock, Wayne Carlton and Gary Tassainer will meet with residents.


The Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus will perform a special concert Monday, July 17, at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 699 S. State.

The 8 p.m. concert is free, but tickets are required and may be picked up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the SCERA offices, 745 S. State.

As official touring musical representatives of the Army, the band is internationally known and rarely appears in Utah.

For more information call 225-2569.


Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Faith Subdivision twin home building site, 700 S. 400 West. A potluck dinner will be served.

Those in attendance can work on Habitat's 11th home. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing suitable for working.

The local Habitat affiliate has built 10 homes in the local area since its inception in the early 1990s. Habit for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing.

For more information, contact the Habitat office at 801-344-8527.

Spanish Fork

Mt. Loafer Elementary School plans to become the second Utah County school to adopt uniforms when classes resume in August.

Alpine School District's Manila Elementary adopted a school-uniform policy in 1998. Administrators say the uniforms have contributed to a rise in test scores and decrease in discipline issues.


The Red Leaf Bookstore, 1674 S. Main, will offer uncommon music and fun featuring Matt Bushman and his backup musicians at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14.

Joined by lead guitarist Rich Dixon and bassist Adam Holdaway, Bushman will perform "Baby Boomer" tunes from Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Peter, Paul and Mary and Nat King Cole.

The concert is free and seating is limited. Those attending are encouraged to arrive early. For more information about Matt Bushman, visit www.mattbushman.com on the Internet.


The 11th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 2. In conjunction with the event, special workshops will be held Thursday, Aug. 31 at Sundance Resort.

Master storytellers Elizabeth Ellis, Susan Klein and Angela Lloyd will share their insights on storytelling. Cost is $30 per session. A Thursday evening seminar will also be offered: "Storytelling: The Family Roll Call" with Donald Davis. Workshop space is limited.

For more information and registration, call the Orem City Library at 229-7436.


Utah Valley State College received an award of meritorious achievement from The University Continuing Education Association for its Internet-based aviation courses.

The courses were judged according to general quality, educational objectives, rigorous course assignments, layout and writing style.

UVSC's aviation department has recently added a four-year online degree, and the number of students registering for aviation online courses during the summer has almost tripled over the previous semester.

The University Continuing Education Association is the principal organization for distance learning and continuing education in the United States.