Needing a family activity for Monday night? Check out the Orem Public Library's family programs, held in the Storytelling Wing of the Children's Library. The Timp Tellers, the Utah Valley Chapter of the Utah Storytellers guild tell tales every third Monday at 7 p.m. On the fourth Monday a children's book of the month is featured. Other Monday night programs feature musical groups, dancers, dramatists and other performers. For more information on these activities call the library at 229-7161.
Brad Gregory, an associate professor of history at Notre Dame, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University.
Gregory's lecture is titled "On Secular Bias in the Study of Religion." His research specializes in the history of Christianity in early modern Europe.
The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on www.byubroadcasting.org.
The Spanish Fork Arts Council presents the second of three workshops "Especially for Women" at 1 p.m. in the Spanish Fork Senior Citizens Center, 167 W. Center. Today's workshop features the Image/Work Academy Design, a new business in Spanish Fork will conduct a makeup workshop and class demonstrating exercises appropriate for the "senior" age.
"The Beggar's Opera" opens at Brigham Young University in the Pardoe Theater in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office.
The 25th Anniversary of the Utah Woodturning Symposium presents a free illustrated lecture by Kip Christensen and Dale Nish titled: Beneath the Bark: Highlights from a Quarter Century of the Woodturner's Art at 7 p.m. at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. The public is welcome.
The third in a series of lectures on "The da Vinci Code: Mystery, Metaphor and Meaning, LDS Perspectives on the da Vinci Code" will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lied Gallery level three, at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art on campus. Tonight's lecture is: "On the Trail of the Holy Grail." The event is free and open to the public.
The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the Songwriters Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
The showcase will feature works by songwriting students. Students are selected competitively to participate in the event, and their music represents all pop-related styles.
The performance is free and the public is welcome.
A law professor from Georgetown University will discuss American views on international human rights at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.
Father Robert F. Drinan, an ordained Jesuit priest who has taught at Georgetown since 1981, will present "Why Is the United States so Ambivalent About International Human Rights?" Drinan also served as a Massachusetts congressman from 1971 to 1981.
The Area Focus Lecture, sponsored by the BYU political science department and Amnesty International, is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Osmond Brothers will perform in concert in the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets $30-$35 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and the Barn box office. Call 768-4900 for more information.
A National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series focusing on the exploration of new discoveries on the ocean floor will visit Brigham Young University today.
Charles Langmuir, a professor of geochemistry at Harvard University, will give two lectures, both of which are free and open to the public.
The Brigham Young University School of Music presents Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
The Percussion Ensemble will play ranging from orchestral with symphonic tendencies to a piece about a Polynesian god of war. The ensemble will also feature a wide variety of music with calypso, a romantic ballad and an African-inspired piece.
Tickets at $9 and $3 off with a BYU or student ID are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, 801-378-4322 or at www.byu.edu.
Latino scholars and advocates will discuss the history and current challenges of Latinos in Utah during a conference beginning at 9 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.
Jorge Iber, an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, will deliver the keynote address, titled "A Remote Corner of Aztlan: Mexican Americans and other Latinos in Utah, 1900-2000."
Filmmaker, Larry Cappetto, will host a premier benefit of his World War II D-Day film documentary, "Lest They Be Forgotten," at 8 p.m. at the Timpview High School Auditorium, 3594 N. 360 East, Provo. Suggested ticket donation is $10 per person.
All money raised from this event benefits the Timpview Normandy Band project. Members of the Timpview band will be one of two bands to represent the United States on the 60th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France June 6.
The Cedar Hillls Golf Club is hosting their First Annual Icebreaker Tournament at 10 a.m. with a Shotgun Start, 4-person scramble format. All men and women are invited to play. The Cost is $50 per player and includes green fee, cart, hot lunch and tee prizes. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third and fourth Place Teams. Call the Cedar Hills Golf Club at 796-1705 for more information.