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Alpine celebrates its sesquicentennial Saturday with activities focused on the city's history.

The annual celebration, called Alpine Days, will feature a rodeo, parade, and magic show. The event will also include demonstrations on candle making, weaving, and butter churning.

For the first time, Alpine Days will have a children's midway, with games and an art park, where children can make arts and crafts.

A 9 a.m. parade will kick off the day's activities.


Thanksgiving Point will host the musical group Wildgrass at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in the Backyard Gardens, directly behind the Garden Emporium and near the water tower.

Wildgrass is a local bluegrass band whose members met while performing for the Brigham Young University Folk Dancers. The group plays original bluegrass and folk music combined with variations of familiar songs from James Taylor.

This concert is part of the Thanksgiving Point Village Music Concert Series and is free to the public.


Want to know what the City Council and Planning Commission are doing?

The approved minutes of Planning Commission and City Council meetings will soon be posted on the city's Web site, www.mapleton.org, Mayor Richard Young said Tuesday. The first minutes to go on the site will be for the July meetings, he said. Posting the minutes on the Web was an administrative decision, Young said.


Orem is looking for lead-certified contractors to do work under a housing rehabilitation program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As of Sept. 15, the federal government requires certified workers and supervisors for rehabilitation work in homes built prior to 1978 that pose a lead-based paint hazard, according to Orem administrators. For those interested, Orem is offering scholarships to a certification course being offered at the University of Utah Aug. 21-24. For information call 229-7025 or 229-7115.

Pleasant Grove

City Council members in Pleasant Grove like the model ordinance used in Provo to regulate consensual "fight club" events in the community.

The council voted Tuesday to adopt a similar ordinance and require an ambulance to be on scene in the event that a public fight is permitted.

"Ours is a little more specific," said Tina Peterson, city attorney. "We've had one incident here and wanted to make sure it didn't happen again."

Peterson referred to a fighting event in the Proving Ground building several months ago that attracted media attention.


A Celebration of Food and Music will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Free jazz and blues concerts will take place throughout the day, and an open market of fresh foods will be available at the base of Sundance Mountain in the Sundance Village.

The market will feature fresh deli foods including breads, cheeses, olives, fresh jams and honeys. An Epicurean grill will offer unique wraps, tacos and gourmet grill foods. An American grill will feature high-quality hamburgers, chicken and hot dogs. In addition, a dessert area will feature fresh pastries, pies, cookies and baked goods. No outside food or drink will be allowed.

Jazz and blues concerts will be at 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. All concerts are free. On Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Wildgrass, will perform bluegrass and folk music as the Summer Sounds of Sundance concert series continues. This concert is also free.

For more information call 225-4107.