Community calendar

Friday , February 28, 2014 - 11:44 AM


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.

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.

Northern Utah Chapter Vietnam Veterans of America meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Layton VFW Post, 1389 N. Main Street, Layton. For information contact Dennis at 801-389-1893.

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.

SHARE Parents of Utah support group, for anyone who has lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death, 7:30 p.m., Davis Hospital Center, 1600 W. Antelope Drive, Layton. 801-544-1159.

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

Nicotine Anonymous Support Group, 6-7 p.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 2935 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. For information call Sarah at 801-393-4153 or Alice at 801-726-3909. Free. Light refreshments served.

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

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.

Women for Sobriety, 10 a.m., 5333 S. Adams Ave. Suite A, Washington Terrace. A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. Based on positive thinking, metaphysics, meditation, group dynamics and pursuit of health through nutrition. Meetings first Saturday each month. For information call Sharon at 801-915-9046 or visit

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 801-731-2583with any questions.

Grief support for parents and siblings, sponsored by Compassionate Friends, 7 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital Education Wing, Room 4, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Free. 801-390-6262.

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:

The Weber/Ogden NAMI support group for families with those of mental disorders, 6:30 p.m., Weber Human Services, 237 26th Street, Room 102, Ogden. We offer a secure environment for those who care to share their experiences with others. Visit or call the office at 801-625-3714 or Gary Empey at 801-731-2583 for information. Weber/Ogden NAMI office is located in the Weber Human Services building, Room 151.

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.

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 or call at 801-546-2174 for more information.

“I Express” Toastmasters Club meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m., at Village Inn Restaurant, 322 12th Street, Ogden. Toastmasters is an organization of people helping people learn to speak without fear and to become leaders. For information call Heli at 801-773-2065 or Renee at 801-394-2726.

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.

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.

Davis County Library south-end book discussion group, 7 p.m., 725 S. Main, Bountiful. 801-295-8732. Free to the public.

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, 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

Mothers of Preschoolers, 9:30-11 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 796 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights. RSVP at 801-336-7941.

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.

VFW Fred J. Grant Post 1481 and Ladies Auxiliary meet every second Wednesday at 6 p.m., 907 W. 12th Street, Ogden. Join us to learn about our involvement in the community and how we may be of service to veterans. For questions call Post Commander Doug Ferguson, 801-633-0610.

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.

Free Natural Holistic Healing classes at Crystal Cocoon, 5582 S. 1750 East, Ogden. Monday-Friday. For information regarding classes call 801-476-8885.

United Way of Northern Utah is in need of elementary school tutors. If you have an interest in being a tutor or need information contact Sabra Kelley at or 801-399-5584.

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