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Am.F. Canyon

Timpanogos Cave National monument, in partnership with the Uinta National Forest and Sundance Resort, is offering free summer evening programs with programs on reptiles, wildlife and community traditions. All programs are free excluding the $3 entrance fee into American Fork Canyon. The series includes the following:

Friday, July 7 from 7 to 8 p.m.— The Timpanogos Cave NM Visitor Center presents "Radical Reptiles." The program will enlighten all ages about reptiles and other critters. Feel, touch and learn about these cold-blooded creatures.

Saturday, July 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. — At the Granite Flat Campground, American Fork Canyon "Lions Among Us." A presentation on the mountain lion.

Monday, July 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — At the Sundance Resort, Creekside Amphitheater, it's "A Timpanogos Tradition: The Annual Summit Hike." Ranger Anita Pulham will share the tradition that began in 1912 with 19 hikers and ended in 1970 with more than 2,000 hikers. Featured in "Sports Illustrated," the hike was open to anyone who wanted to come.

For more information about these and other presentations call 1-801-756-5238.

Orem

A certified public accountant with 13 years of experience in Orem's accounting division has taken over duties as administrative services director.

Jeff Pedersen succeeds Phil Goodrich, who retired at the end of last month. As administrative services director, Pedersen oversees a staff of about 30 full-time employees. He was appointed to the position by City Manager Jim Reams, and the appointment was ratified by the City Council earlier this month.

Provo

The next regular meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 8 at the "Red" LDS Chapel at 4000 N. Timpview Drive.

The main presentation will be given by Geoff Rasmussen.

Rasmussen works for Millenia Corporation in support of the Legacy software. He will demonstrate the features and advantages of using Legacy Version 3.0.

Following the main meeting, the Users Group offers classes at various levels of computing and genealogy. All meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information about the meetings and the group call Jay Markham at PC-ology 1-801-765-4706 or Don Snow at 1-801-378-2366.

Salem

A resolution covering the parameters in issuing $1.2 million in electric revenue bonds will come before the City Council on Wednesday. The bonds, when issued, will pay for a new power substation. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 30 W. 100 South.

Springville

Auditions for local families to participate in the first Springville pageant, "Pioneer Legacy" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Monday, July 17, at the Villa Theatre, 255 S. Main. The pageant will be held at 8:30 p.m., July 24, in the Spring Acres Arts Park, 620 S. 1350 East.

The "Pioneer Legacy" is based on the life story of Elizabeth Jones Fox. There will be only two rehearsals for the supporting cast: Monday, July 17 during the auditions and Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Park.

Entire families, including toddlers and babies can be in this pageant performance. Grandmas and grandpas are also needed for a campfire waltz scene.