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American Fork

September is National Square Dance Awareness month, and the Square Dance Club of Utah, "Guys and Gals," is offering dance classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Veterans Hall at 53 N. Center.

If you're looking for a fun way to exercise, meet new friends or just stimulate the brain cells, try the official state folk dance.

For more information, call Pat at 943-8314 or Nina at 798-7119.

Pleasant Grove

PLEASANT GROVE — Some 1,500 elementary school students are expected to attend the Fall Field Day on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The event, sponsored by the Utah County Farm Bureau, will be at The MAiZE at Hee Haw's, a working farm owned by Kyle Smith at 700 South and about 4500 West.

Among the sights will be a pig-shaped hot air balloon. The tethered balloon needs Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly, "so we're just playing it by ear," marketing director Kamille Combs said.

The event will also feature an eight-station learning rotation. Exhibits will include the Utah County Dairy Association, Utah County Cattleman's Association, Fur Breeders Association, Utah Horticulture Association, Utah State University Agriculture Extension office, the Incredible Talking Tomato and a chance to get lost in The MAiZE.


Provo residents gathered Saturday to unveil a monument and plant trees to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The monument, a granite block and a flagpole, was installed at 950 S. Freedom Boulevard by about 50 volunteers. The flag and pole were donated by an anonymous donor. Provo City donated $5,000 to the project.

Volunteers also planted 70 trees along Freedom Boulevard.

"I was shocked at what happened last Tuesday and felt that we, as friends and neighbors and Americans, needed to do something to show we care," said Howard Stone, who organized the project.

Utah County

Utah County residents interested in the future of the I-15 corridor can attend a series of public meetings Monday through Wednesday.

The meetings, held throughout the county, will give residents the opportunity to share their opinions on the 44 mile I-15 corridor that stretches through the county and has 20 freeway interchanges.

The meetings are sponsored by Mountainland Association of Governments and the Utah Department of Transportation, which are planning the next 30 years for the freeway.

Three public meetings will be held:

Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Orem Senior Center, 93 N. 400 East.

Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at American Fork Junior High, 1120 N. 20 West.

Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Payson Junior High, 1025 S. U-198.


Utah Valley State College and Turning Point will offer a marriage preparation class on Thursdays from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15. at 6:30 p.m. in Room 101K at the college.

The classes help individuals and couples prepare for the changes and decisions revolving around marriage. The class combines communication skills and many problem solving skills to help create a happy and successful marriage.

There is no charge for this class. For more information call 764-7580.