Guided hike explores Big Fill Trail history
PROMONTORY SUMMIT -- Children and adults can go take a hike Saturday in honor of National Park Week.
A guided walk along the Big Fill Trail is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Golden Spike National Historic Site, located 32 miles west of Brigham City.
Archaeologist Scott Whitesides will lead visitors along the raised bed trail that was built across a ravine during construction of the first transcontinental railroad.
Junior Ranger programs on "Linking the Nation" will be presented by park ranger David Kilton at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the visitor center.
The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free at the park through Sunday as part of National Park Week; regular admission is $5 per vehicle.
The park is reached via Interstate 15's Exit 365 and state roads 13 and 83. For more information, call 435-471-2209.
Scrapbooking party an all-night affair
WELLSVILLE -- Pack up plenty of glue, stickers and paper -- and a sleeping bag, too -- for the second annual All-Night Scrapbooking Party.
The event begins at 4 p.m. April 29 and runs through 5 p.m. April 30 at the American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. U.S. 89-91.
Die-hard scrapbookers can stay up all night; those who want to catch some zzz's should bring a sleeping bag and a cot or mat for snoozing in the Opera House. Tents may also be set up outdoors on the center grounds.
Work areas will be created in the livery stable, where vendors will also have scrapbooking items available.
Tickets are $35 and include a light dinner, breakfast, snacks and a scrapbooking area in which to work. Single-day tickets are $20.
Reservations are due by April 29 at 435-245-6050.
Craft boutique comes to Utah Veterans Hall
OGDEN -- More than 20 vendors will spotlight their wares at a craft boutique this weekend at the Northern Utah Veterans Hall, 907 W. 12th St.
The boutique is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Handmade goods including baby items and cross-stitching will be featured, along with jewelry, holographic-type pictures, candles and more.
The event is presented by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Some of the proceeds will be used for veterans' programs.
For more information, call 801-721-7308.
Lecture spotlights sheep ranching
ANTELOPE ISLAND -- Learn all about the history of sheep ranching at the Fielding Garr Ranch at 2 p.m. Saturday.
There will be an informative lecture about the effects of sheep ranching at Antelope Island on Utah's wool market. No sheep will be sheared during this lecture.
Admission to the island is $9 per vehicle. The park is located west of Syracuse off Interstate 15's Exit 332.
For more information, call 801-649-5742.
Head to the canyon for 'Insect Roundup'
LOGAN -- Maybe the sight of a six-legged creature doesn't drive you buggy.
Bug lovers can unite to find out more about jumping, flying, crawling and swimming insects that live in Logan Canyon at the "Insect Roundup" on Saturday.
Experts from Utah State University's Entomology and Bee Keeping Club will help guests catch, identify and learn about bugs at the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event at Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E. U.S. 89.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 435-755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org.
Arbor Day Trees and Tots celebration set
CLEARFIELD -- At this year's annual Arbor Day Trees and Tots activity, help your child to plant and learn about trees.
This free event, presented by Clearfield City and the Davis County North branch library, will feature a tree-themed storytime for preschool children at 10:30 a.m. April 29. After the story, tots can plant a tree.
Children attending the event at Fox Hollow Park and Arboretum, 2050 S. 575 East, will receive toy buckets and shovels to keep.
For more information, call 801-525-2790.
Food, music, raffle helps nature center
LOGAN -- The Stokes Nature Center will host a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. April 29 at The Italian Place, 48 Federal Ave.
Appetizers, wine, music and a raffle will be featured during the event, which will raise money for the center's school and community nature education programs.
The event also honors Chris Sands and Barbara Farris, long-time members of the center's board of directors who recently retired.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at 435-755-3239 or www.logannature.org.