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Community events

Thursday, Oct. 21

"Religious Perspectives on Social Justice." Utah Valley State College hosts the Religion and Humanities Conference "Religious Perspectives on Social Justice" today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 863-8872 for more information.

Halloween Gross is the topic of tonight's cooking class at the Pleasant Grove Macey's Little Theatre. Erica Miller stirs up edible "Brains," "Guts," and "Gore," in her witch's cauldron. Class begins at 7 p.m. Call 796-6601 for more information. Free.

Autumn Dishes with Melissa Thomas is tonight's featured cooking class at the Spanish Fork Macey's Little Theatre Kitchen. Learn to cook dinner in a pumpkin along with more dishes to warm you through the season. Class begins at 7 p.m. Call 798-9803 for more information. Free.

Harry Potter Party at the Cobblestone Kitchen Classes at Thanksgiving Point. Classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25. Learn how to may Slytherin Sandwiches, Troll Fingers, Chocolate Frogs and more.

Friday, Oct. 22

Local author Dean Hughes will be the featured reader in today's Brigham Young University Reading Series at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. The public is invited. Free.

Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson, otherwise known as "The American Piano Duo," will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall at BYU. They will play pieces from Rachmaninoff. Call 422-4322 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 23

The Orem Friendship Center sponsors community dances every Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. for singles and couples college age and over. Cost is $5 per person, $4 with student I.D. Tonight's music provided by the Bud Hutching Band.

Enjoy and evening of dance at entertainment at the Brigham Young University Dance Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $5. Call 422-4322 for more information.

"Scrapbooking for Adults" is the topic for today's specialty class at the Spanish Fork Macey's Little Theatre Kitchen. Class begins at 11 a.m. Decorate Halloween pages. Call 798-9803 for more information.

Basic Beading class presented by Michaels Arts and Crafts, 321 E. University Parkway, Orem. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also at Michaels, Scrapbook Discovery Day, from 5 to 9 p.m. Free. Call 225-1085 for more information.

Learn about house plants at today's Gardens Horticulture Class at Thanksgiving Point. Class is from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $7. This is an introduction to house plants and watering and fertilizing indoors. Call 768-7443 for more information.

Monday, Oct. 25

The Utah County Health Department sponsors a rotating immunization clinic at American Fork Hospital Mondays from 1 to 7 p.m. An appointment is needed. Call 851-7043 for more information.

Utah Valley State College presents "Open Mic" Monday at 7 p.m. in Room 206A of the Student Center. Call 863-8872 for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

The Orem Community Hospital Education Center sponsors cholesterol and glucose screenings Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Costs vary and include: Total cholesterol and glucose, $15; total cholesterol, HDL, and Ratio, $10: total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, LDL and lipid profile, $15. Call the Wellness Center at 357-7270 for more information or to make and appointment.

Death by Chocolate is the topic for tonight's cooking class at the Pleasant Grove Macey's Little Theatre. Jennifer Harmon returns with her "dark" ideas for the young and old. Class begins at 7 p.m. Call 796-6601 for more information. Free.

Haunting Halloween Goodies is the topic for today's cooking class at the Spanish Fork Macey's Little Theatre Kitchen. Class begins at 10 a.m. Call 798-9803 for more information.

Fresh Herbs vs. Dried Herbs is tonight's featured Cobblestone Kitchen Class at Thanksgiving Point. Class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25. Learn about cooking with herbs from Thanksgiving Point's Executive Chef Rick Allen and try out his Thyme Pesto and Ravioli with sage cream sauce. Call 768-7300 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Enjoy four days of free musical entertainment at the annual "ocTUBAfest" Festival today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall at Brigham Young University. Call 422-4322 for more information.

The Calm After the Storm is the topic of tonight's cooking class at the Pleasant Grove Macey's Little Theatre. The Blue Chip Group presents an evening of comfort foods that include soups, pretzels and bread sticks. Class begins at 7 p.m. Call 796-6601 for more information. Free.

Creepy Kids in the Kitchen is the topic for tonight's cooking class at Spanish Fork Macey's Little theatre Kitchen. Class beings at 7 p.m. This class is designed for kids ages twelve and under. Free.


If you have announcements for the events calendar, please fax them to Genelle at 437-7624 or e-mail to utahcounty@desnews.com