This listing is of events of interest to the community. Submit items by noon Fridays in order to run in the next week's issue. Phone: 801-625-4258. Fax: 801-629-4299. E-mail: email@example.com.
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step support group, each Friday, 7 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Chapel Annex, Room 18-19. 801-682-6955.
Americana 2012, Composers Guild's 27th annual concert celebrating America, featuring new patriotic and American scene music by area composers, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake 1Oth Ward Cultural Hall, 420 S. 800 East, Salt Lake City. There is no charge, and the public is invited.
WSU-GSBE Toastmaster Club No. 7156, 11:45 a.m., Wattis Building Room 218, 1218 University Way, Weber State University, Ogden. Through participation in toastmasters, people learn to effectively speak, conduct meetings, manage, lead, delegate and motivate. For information call Shelly Bellflower at 801-626-8610 or Richard Carr at 435-734-2300.
Al-Anon 12-step support groups meetings for friends and families of alcoholics are held daily throughout the area. For meeting times and locations call 801-393-2311.
Beyond the Birth Parenting Class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ogden Regional Medical Center's Women's & Children's Health Center, 5475 S. 500 East, Washington Terrace. $25 per couple. Registration required. 801-479-2600.
Defensive driving classes, four-hour defensive driving courses for individuals in the Ogden area, 8 a.m.-noon, two Saturdays per month; 6-10 p.m., one Tuesday per month. Drivers may complete the course for a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over who are seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For information or to register contact the Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
Connections Support Group is offered for individuals who have mental illness (ages 14 years and older, each Monday (except holidays), 6:30 p.m., Weber Human Services, 237 26th Street, room E102, Ogden. This group offers support from those who understand.
Family-To-Family Support Group for family members (ages 14 years and older) of people who have mental illness, 6:30 p.m., Weber Human Services, 237 26th Street, room E102, Ogden. It offers support from those who understand. Call Gary Empey at 801-731-2583 with any questions.
Journey of Hope Support Group for parents and families who have a loved one suffering from addiction. The group is a confidential, safe and supportive place to share your story with others who understand. We meet each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Action Recovery, 1708 E. 5550 South, no. 23, South Ogden. For questions or more information, contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twilight Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Campus, 918 W. 2nd Street, Building 10A, room BU-147. Toastmasters can help with public presentations or lessons, and creates leadership skills. Contact Barry Arnold at email@example.com or Sonya Dermody at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and directions.
Weber State University Alumni Association Toastmasters Club meetings are held each Monday at noon in the Alumni building on campus. Parking is available on the west side of the building. Contact Joyce at 801-626-7480 or Shirley at 801-393-4836 for information.
Davis County Youth of Promise, 4 p.m., Utah State University Botanical Center, 725 S. Sego Lily Drive, Kaysville. The group is looking for youth ages 14-18 who want to make a difference in their community. The organization builds leadership skills and provides opportunities to serve beyond your own neighborhood. Contact Karlene Kidman at email@example.com or call at 801-546-2174 for more information.
HIV rapid testing (finger stick) with results in 15 minutes, noon-5 p.m., Northern Utah Coalition, 536 24th Street, Suite 2B, Ogden. Free. 801-393-4153. www.northernutahcoalition.com.
Layton City Main Street Band practice for all ages and skill levels, 6:30 p.m., Central Davis Junior High, 633 Church Street. 801-336-3924.
Mt. Ogden Rotary, noon, Prairie Schooner, 445 Park Blvd., Ogden. For questions regarding attending as a guest, contact Mt. Ogden Rotary Club President, David Crim at 801-917-3663.
New Aces Bridge Group has practice sessions for all ages and skill levels, 6:30 p.m., 3560 Grant Ave., Ogden. For information call 801-621-4300.
Weight-loss support group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 7 p.m., Hillside Senior Center, 5051 S. 2000 West, Roy. 801-317-4351. First visit free; $26 per year, includes monthly magazine, plus $5 per month chapter fee.
Bereavement Education Group offered by Intermountain Homecare for adults who have lost a loved one, meets noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Intermountain Homecare, 3776 Wall Ave., Ogden. Free. Classes run in 8-week session; reservations are appreciated. For information about support for children who have suffered a loss or have other questions call Marcus Uboldi, LCSW at 801-399-1400.
Davis County NAMI Connections support group, 7 p.m., IHC Bountiful Clinic, 390 N. Main, Bountiful. A free recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness, the groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. Groups are confidential and participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Open to all adults with mental illness. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Grief support group, 6-7:30 p.m., Leavitt's Mortuary Community Room, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Free to public, open to everyone. 801-394-5556.
Hill Climbers Toastmaster Club No. 4846, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Building 1226, north conference room. Participants will learn to become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. Contact Craig Odekirk at 801-586-0079 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Frank Roskelley at 801-825-5300 or email@example.com.
Overeaters Anonymous support group, 1 p.m., Layton Hills Baptist Church, 1332 N. Hill Field Road, Layton. The purpose of OA is to abstain from compulsive overeating and carry this message of recovery to those who suffer. There are no fees for members. www.oautah.org.
Support group for survivors experiencing trauma issues related to rape or sexual assault, 6:15 p.m., Your Community Connection, 2261 Adams Ave., Room 210B, Ogden. Bilingual services available. Free, but registration is required; 801-689-1737.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Room 4 in the education wing. More information about TOPS is available from Karol Phipps 801-479-3125, or call (800) 932-8677, or visit www.tops.org.
TOPS weight loss support group meeting, 6:45 p.m., former Hillside Senior Center (lower level of city offices, adjacent to police station), 5051 S. 1985 West, Roy. Learn how to achieve a more healthy lifestyle. Men, women and children are welcomed as members. Membership less than $30; monthly dues $4. For information call Annette Westbroek, 801-399-9998.
Wildlife Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden. These programs offer fun and educational information and are open to the public, with regular admission rates of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children. For information and to register for classes call 801-621-7595.
Yoga Jo's free beginner's Yoga class, 7:15 p.m, 2120 N. Washington Blvd., North Ogden. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. For information call 801-388-2463, yogajos.com. Preregistration not required but appreciated.
Free Natural Holistic Healing classes at Crystal Cocoon, 5582 S. 1750 East, Ogden. Monday-Friday. For information regarding classes call 801-476-8885.
Mullet Mania, 80's Re-Run for Rich, an Anything for a Friend fundraiser event for Rich Thompson, an officer from South Jordan who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 4, at Ben Lomond High School, 1080 9th Street, Ogden. This event includes a 5K run, concert with three bands, food, a kids corner with games and activities, face painting, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to Rich and his family to pay for his medical needs while he fights this disease.
Steppin' for Life 5K walk/run with family and friends to unite against the AIDS epidemic and raise awareness about HIV, 8 a.m., Aug. 4; the Walk begins at the MTC large pavilion (learning center), 1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden. Entry/donation fee is $20. To sign up and get a pledge form call Northern Utah Coalition at 801-393-4153. To register in advance mail form and $20 donation fee to Northern Utah Coalition, HIV/AIDS Project, 536 24th Street suite 2B, Ogden, UT 84401. Make checks payable to Northern Utah Coalition. For information call 801-393-4153.
Weber High Class of 1957 55th year reunion will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at McGriff Park in North Ogden. Send your email address to Dixie Dearden Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org. 801-589-9174.
Ken Parker will be at Wahlen Veterans Home from 11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 8, at 1102 N. 1200 W., Ogden, and at Clearfield Employment Center from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Aug. 8, at 1350 E. 1450 South. Please bring the following documents so that we may better serve you: DD form 214, marriage/divorce papers, birth/adoption/death certificates, and children's social security numbers. For questions call 800-827-1000.
Layton Family Recreation Kick-off Barbecue, 6 p.m., Aug. 8, Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch, Layton. Evening includes barbecue dinner, FUNaddicts variety show, and move in the park. Vouchers for dinner are available for $2; all other events are free. For information call 801-336-3900.
Ben Lomond Class of 1972 40-year reunion, Aug. 10-11. Classmates only night, 7-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at the high school; golf tournament, 8 a.m., Aug. 11, at Mt. Ogden Golf Course (cost $80); and dinner, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Timbermine Restaurant in Ogden. Cost is $50 per person. For reservations or questions visit our website at www.benlomond72.com.
Weber High School Class of 1962 50th reunion, Aug. 10 at Snow Basin and on Aug. 11 there will be a picnic at the home of John Rheese. For information contact Jane at 801-782-5611 or see www.weberhigh62.com.
Ogden High School Class of 1952 60-year reunion will be held Sept. 7 and 9. The reunion organizers have been unable to contact several classmates in the area; if you have not received an invitation or have information about relocation of classmates, call Don Garside at 801-479-1103 or email him at email@example.com.