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June 14

Families are invited to the lobby of the North American Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi for Museum Mondays between 6-8 p.m. for free activities. Admission to the exhibits is $5 on Mondays. Call 766-5013 for more information.

Spanish Story Time is every Monday from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Young Special Events room at the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave., and every Friday at 10:30-11 a.m. in the story room during May, June and July.

The Discovery Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi are open for family activities that include interactive games, crafts and treats from 7-8 p.m. on Monday evenings. Adults are $8, children are $5 and families are $25. On June 14, the theme is "Up, Up and Away."

Families may swim for free at the Veterans Memorial Pool, 570 E. 300 South, in Pleasant Grove starting at 6 p.m. as part of the Strawberry Days celebration.

June 15

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Provo Workforce Service Center, 1550 N. Freedom Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help assist residents in understanding and applying for rightful benefits, preparing and documenting applications for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This is a free service.

Children are invited to bring their families and friends to see the art display on the second floor of the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi between 6-9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 766-5017 for more information.

A murder mystery unfolds on the Heber Valley Railroad steam train after it departs from the Heber City station en route to a trip through Provo Canyon. Trains depart at 6 p.m. and the show and pizza dinner costs $40 for adults, $27 for children. Call 1-435-654-5601 for more information.

A free Strawberry Days concert featuring Jon Schmidt and the Simple People is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the soccer field east of the Veterans Memorial Pool, 570 E. 300 South., Pleasant Grove.

June 16

"Damn Yankees" opens at the SCERA Shell, 699 S. State and plays through June 26 at 8 p.m. Call 225-ARTS for ticket information.

It is Classic Car Cruise Night at Thanksgiving Point from 6-9 p.m. in the village area. Cruise nights are planned each third Wednesday evening through September. See www.jchackett.com for more information.

The Strawberry Days City of Fun carnival opens at noon in the downtown Main Street park, Pleasant Grove.

The Strawberry Days children's parade starts at 5 p.m. on 200 South. All children are invited to participate.

June 17

The Strawberry Days pancake breakfast sponsored by the youth court on the library patio, 30 E. Center, Pleasant Grove, starts at 6 a.m. and goes through until 10 a.m. Adults eat for $3 and children for $2.

Canopy Capers takes place on the south lawn of the Provo City Library at Academy Square on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June and July between noon and 12:30. The storytelling is geared to families, and patrons may bring a picnic lunch.

It's Kids' Night at the Strawberry Days PRCA rodeo held at the Pleasant Grove rodeo grounds off State Street at 7:45 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 and tickets for children 11 and under are $3.

June 18

It's Huck Finn Day for Strawberry Days at Anderson Park, 950 E. 100 South, in Pleasant Grove between 9 a.m. and noon followed by a pet show at 10 a.m. A pie-eating contest starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center, 41 E. 200 South.

Hunt Mysteries and Thanksgiving Point host a comedy dinner theater murder mystery, "Chick Cassidy and her Sun-Baked Gang," in the Amber Room of the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi starting at 7 p.m. Go to www.huntmysteries.com or call 801-768-7446 for ticket information.

The weekly Farmers Market is open between 3-7 p.m. in the village at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi (take the Alpine/Highland exit off I-15). Admission is free.

The Friday night movie at the Provo Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave., is "Blue Hawaii." The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Young Special Events Room on the 2nd floor. There is no admission fee and patrons may bring pillows, blankets and treats.

June 19

The Strawberry Days mammoth parade starts at 10 a.m. along 200 South, Main Street and West Center Street in Pleasant Grove followed by DUP tours of the Pioneer Museum between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the PRCA rodeo at the rodeo grounds starting at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $8.

The Ed Stevens Band featuring Jeff Hinton as the opening performer takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the American Fork Amphitheater, 850 E. 700 North, as part of the free summer concert series sponsored by the American Fork and Highland arts councils.

The Brunson Brothers and Jamie Glaser perform at Summerhays Music, 1006 S. State, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission price is $5 for an evening of lively entertainment. Call 226-1760 for more information.