Things to do: Northern Utah events to go to as summer turns to fall

Thursday , September 14, 2017 - 4:15 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

Looking for something fun to do around Northern Utah this week? 

Lucky for you, there’s plenty to do — whether your thing is sports, silent film, fairytales or even ninjas.

We’ve put together a mix of indoor and outdoor events that make a perfect combination for the weekend’s cooler weather and the seasonal shift coming Sept. 22. Take a look through the things to do below, and of course, have fun while you’re out and about.

CENTERPOINT THEATRE PRESENTS: 5TH ANNUAL FAIRYTALE FESTIVAL

What: Meet your favorite fairytale characters, from roguish pirates to adventurous princesses. Enjoy fantastic foods from around Utah, including savory and sweet treats. Face painting, fairy house and wand making, as well as other fanciful fairytale crafts will be available. Build-A-Castle, medieval carnival games, balloon animals, a bouncy castle and much, much more will be provided to delight family members of all ages. New this year: royal entertainment and captivating weavers of magic in the great storytelling tent, magical chalk artists and wizardry 101, where young wizards can experiment with their wizarding skills. Admission is free. Some crafts and events have a fee. 

When and where: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. 

TALES FROM ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS

What: In celebration of the Utah Humanities Book Festival, join storytellers extraordinaire Karl Behling and Janine Nishiguchi, who will enchant children of all ages with tales taken from “One Thousand and One Nights.” From "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" to "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," audiences will be transported by magic carpet to other lands and other times. Following the storytelling, kids will have the chance to color in their own magic carpets to take home.

When and where: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; Pleasant Valley Branch, Weber County Library, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. FREE. 

U.S. AIR FORCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

What: The Hill Aerospace Museum is hosting a major celebration to commemorate this milestone for the U.S. Air Force. Team Hill salutes the U.S. Air Force and the barriers they have broken since 1947. Through innovation, teamwork and excellence, the U.S. Air Force has become the most dominant air power in the world. Food, music, speakers, Hill Air Force Base unit demonstrations/displays, birthday cake and open aircraft will highlight the events of the day.

When and where: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hill Aerospace Museum, 7961 Wardleigh Road, Building 1955, Hill Air Force Base.

SILENT FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: When silent films debuted nearly 100 years ago, theaters would hire musicians to play alongside them. Bountiful Davis Art Center will recreate this experience. Live pianists on two Steinway grand pianos will accompany a new movie every 45 minutes throughout the day. Over 350 young pianists under 18 piano teachers will perform the score music. Seven movies will be shown, featuring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

When and where: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N. Main St., Bountiful. Tickets $5-20. 

2ND ‘WALK WITH SOMEONE’ FAMILY WALK/RUN AND ACTIVITIES NIGHT

What: With activities beginning at 4:30 p.m. and a walk beginning at 5:30 p.m., you are sure to have a great time with your family and friends at the second Walk with Someone, sponsored by Brigham Suicide Prevention and several community partners. Enjoy face painting, a balloon artist, food and the walk. The event will raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and work to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Whether you have been affected by suicide or not, it is a worthwhile community event to support and have fun with your family.

When and where: 4:30 to 8 p.m., Rees Pioneer Park Bowery, 800 W. Forest St., Brigham City. Tickets at http://bit.ly/2wqfr8R. $10-40. 

WEST HAVEN RMPRA FALL RODEO

What: West Haven’s annual fall rodeo. 

When and where: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16; 2825 W. 3300 South, West Haven.

WEBER STATE HOCKEY

What: Wildcat hockey is back in action with the season opener. They’ll face off against in-state rivals Utah State University and University of Utah. 

When and where: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16; The Ice Sheet, 4390 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.  $3-7. 

OCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

What: Ogden Cycle Association’s final race of the year. 

When and where: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16; Hot Springs Raceway, 2390 W. 4000 North St., Willard. 

RELAY FOR LIFE WEBER/DAVIS COUNTIES

What: A night of fun honoring cancer survivors, supporting those still fighting and remembering those who have lost their battles. Money raised will support the American Cancer Society. The theme is American Cancer Ninja Warriors. There will be a ninja contest, and the best-dressed ninja that raises the most will win a prize. Music, food and drawings for prizes will be part of the fun. Register at relayforlife.org

When and where: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; Roy Municipal Park, 2200 W. 5900 South, Roy. 

OUTREACH SOIREE

What: Celebrate the light of OUTReach Utah’s mission, as the group strives to save lives of LGBTQ+ individuals and transform the community. Let's raise a toast to all the good days to come! The funds raised at this event will go to support the current and any future programs. Appetizers will be provided by Park City Culinary Institute and Hygge Kokken. Additionally, there will be a wine bar, entertainment and a silent auction.

When and where: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. Tickets at www.outreachutah.org/outreach_soiree. $50. 

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