Community calendar

Aug 22 2013 - 1:18pm

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:


Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step support group, each Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Chapel Annex, Room 18-19. 801-603-8047.

Beehive Rock and Gem Club, 7 p.m., Roy Municipal Center, 5051 S. 1900 West, behind Roy Fire Station in Roy. Field trips are planned, door prizes are given, and each meeting a different program topic is presented. For information visit or call the president, Dan Siler, at 801-737-3013.

Botanical Center Farmer's Market, 5-8 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 3, 875 S. 50 West, Kaysville (across from Kaysville Ponds). Vendors offering crafts, service and products will be available. For information call 801-451-3403.

Breast cancer support group, 7 p.m., Ogden Regional Cancer Treatment Center (emergency room entrance), 5475 S. 500 East, South Ogden. Open to women and their loved ones to learn about emotional support, diagnosis, treatment options, and life beyond treatment. 801-479-2570.

Grief Support Group coordinated by Applegate Hospice, 3 p.m., Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden. This group meets each Thursday. Free. For information call Juliann at 801-393-2760.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will offer two new free 12-week classes: BRIDGES for those who are learning to deal with mental illness and Family-to-Family for family members or friends who have a loved one with a mental illness). The classes begin at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 29, at Ogden Regional Hospital, 5475 S. 500 East. Call Leslie at 801-625-3714 to register.

Mount Ogden Toastmasters Club No. 1614 welcomes new and former members. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at Village Inn, 1780 W. 5600 South, Roy. Contact Shirley Howard at 801-393-4836 or Richard Carr at 435-734-2300.

Overeaters Anonymous support group, 7 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Education Center, Classroom 4, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. For other meetings in area call 801-479-8130.

Stretch Your Bucks debt classes by Cottages of Hope, 2724 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. Free to the public. For times of classes and information to enroll call 801-393-4011.


Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step support group, each Friday, 7 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Chapel Annex, Room 18-19. 801-603-8047.

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 group 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

Narcotics Anonymous 12 Step Support Groups, meetings are held daily throughout Davis and Weber County. For days and times, locations, and other information call 877-479-6262.

Ogden Chess Club meets from 1-4 each Saturday at Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave., South Ogden. Contact Lee (801) 392-4039 or Hank for information. If traveling a distance, call to make sure the club is meeting that day. Players of all levels and beginners are welcome. Quick rated tournaments are often held.

Weber County Coffee Party meets from 10 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Saturdays monthly at All The Perks, 2344 Keisel Ave. Anyone interested in a civil political discussion on local, state, or national issues is welcome. For information contact Jack Allen at 801-732-0307.


Open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for those with a desire to stop drinking, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., every Sunday morning, 684 24th Street, Ogden. For information call 801-589-8999.


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:

Twilight Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Campus, 918 W. 2nd Street, Building 10A, room B-147. Toastmasters can help with public presentations or lessons, and creates leadership skills. Contact Jenny Rabe at or Sonya Dermody at 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.


Cancer support group sponsored by McKay-Dee Hospital, 12-1 p.m., in education area of McKay-Dee Hospital, room 2, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Free to the community. Free lunch. For information regarding group days call 801-387-7443.

La Leche League support meeting, 10 a.m., Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave., Ogden. Call Erica at 801-648-2849 for information.

Men and Fathers for Justice meeting, 7:30 p.m., Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. 801-776-4766, 801-510-0503 or

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, 12 p.m., Riverside Mobile Estates, 5100 S. 1050 West, Riverdale. For lessons or playing bridge 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.

Weber Valley Woodcarvers meetings are on the fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m., South Ogden Senior Center, 525 39th Street, South Ogden. New carvers and old are welcome.


Alzheimer's support group, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Ridge Assisted Living, 1885 E. Skyline Drive, South Ogden. Day care provided. 801-475-5111.

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 open to all adults with mental illness. For information: or

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. each Wednesday at 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 801-777-8540 or; or Frank Roskelley at 801-825-5300 or

Ongoing Meditation Group, 6:45 p.m. each Wednesday at 533 26th Street, suite 205, Ogden. Free. Meditation strengthens the immune system, decreases hypertension, and cultivates more peace and happiness. "Early Bird" meditation begins at 6:45. Brief formal instruction begins at 7, followed by a regular group meditation and discussion. For information contact Kristin Jamieson, M.A., M.Ed., Wired for Wellbeing, 801-644-4136.

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.

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.

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, Preregistration not required but appreciated.


Ken Parker from the American Legion will be available to assist veterans in applying for VA benefits including compensation, pension, hospitalization, education, and other benefits from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Wahlen Veterans Home, 1102 N. 1200 West, Ogden, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Clearfield Employment Center, 1350 E. 1450 South. This is a free service to all veterans. Bring the following documents: DD form 214, marriage/divorce papers, birth/adoption/death certificates, and children's social security numbers. If you would like to meet with Ken in Salt Lake City call 801-326-2380 to set up an appointment or for questions that cannot wait call 800-827-1000.

A Fibromyalgia support group will begin in Ogden at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. The meetings will be held the first and third Saturday of each month. For more information and to sign up for the support group, contact Lorrie at or call 801-588-9109 and leave a message. Phone calls will be returned after 7 p.m. daily. Email or call as soon as possible; seats are limited.

Ogden High School Class of 1944 will hold its 69th reunion at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at Golden Corral Restaurant, 988 Washington Blvd., Ogden. For information or to RSVP contact reunion chairman Jack Woods at 801-621-7840.

Weber High School Class of 1953 reunion committee is looking for fellow graduates from for the class's 60th reunion. A get together with a meal will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sept. 7, at Weber High School, 430 W. Weber High Drive, Pleasant View. Reservations can be made by emailing Val Christensen at or by calling Kent Jones, chairman of the committee at 801-782-6560. You may also mail a post card to Kent Jones at 4450 N. 900 West, Ogden, UT 84414 stating your intention to participate and making your reservation.

NAMI of Davis County Family to Family course, a free 12-week adult course, will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the DATC Campus, 550 E. 300 South, room 1099, Kaysville. Class sizes are limited and registration is required. The classes are designed to help family members deal with issues of living with a loved one who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. To register contact Jerry King, 801-451-5325 or email

NAMI of Davis County BRIDGES recovery course will be begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the DATC Campus, 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville. This 10-week course is designed to bring people together to share their experience and knowledge of mental illness to empower each other to build recovery. BRIDGES is a peer-to-peer class taught by trained individuals who have personal experience with mental illness. To register email or call 801-451-5325.

Fun Run to benefit George E. Wahlen Veterans Home, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. This is a 5K run or 1 mile walk. Entry fee is $25 by Sept. 30 or $30 to register on the day of the event. Entry fee includes T-shirt, post race refreshments and prize drawings. Free child care will be available. The race begins at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home, 1102 N. 1220 West, Ogden and ends at First United Methodist Church, 1339 W. 400 North, Marriott-Slaterville. Awards will be given to the top three finishes in each age division. Register online at or obtain registration form at There will be a chili cook-off at 11:30 a.m. at the church. For information call 801-393-5662.

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