Community calendar

Mar 10 2011 - 12:04pm

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: 801-629-5220. Fax: 801-629-5238. E-mail:


AARP Driver Safety Class, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hillside Senior Center, 5051 S. 2000 West, Roy. Half hour lunch break. Call (801) 773-0860 to register. $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. You can receive a discount on your auto insurance. For information about classes call Steve or Joy Jeffs, 801-782-4070.

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. 801-682-6955.

Assistance for veterans in applying for VA benefits, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Department Workforce Services Ogden Employment Center, 480 27th St. Ken Parker from The American Legion will be available to assist. 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.

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.

La Leche League of Box Elder County support group for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, 7 p.m., 435 W. 600 North, Tremonton. Services available include lending library and 24-hour phone help. 435-257-4650.

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.

Ogden Garden Club, 7 p.m., Ogden Village Inn, 322 12th St., Ogden. Public is invited to attend the meeting. For information contact David Cruz, 801-776-6330 or Club President Edith Delapp at 801-334-9929.

Trout Unlimited Weber Basin Anglers, 7 p.m., Anglers Den, 5296 S. Freeway Park, Riverdale. If you are interested in joining Trout Unlimited, contact Dave at or 801-628-7154.

Utah Homemakers Association, a nondenominational club to promote stable homes and satisfying family living, 10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 880 28th St., Ogden. Yearly fee, $12; nursery, $1/child. 801-745-2468.

Weight-loss support group Thursday meeting (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 7 p.m., Hillside Senior Center, 5051 S. 2000 West, Roy. 801-392-2652. First visit free; $26 per year, includes monthly magazine, plus $3/month chapter fee.


Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step support group, each Friday, 7 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Chapel Annex, Room 18-19. 801-682-6955.

La Leche League support meeting, 12 noon, First United Methodist Church, 1339 W. 400 North, Marriott-Slaterville. For information call Rachel at 801-689-2947.

WSU-GSBE Toastmaster Club No. 7156, 11:45 a.m., Wattis Building Room 218, 1218 University Way, Weber State University, Ogden. Accepting new members. 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.

Fruit tree pruning demonstrations will be offered by Utah State University Extension Service in Davis and Weber counties every Saturday in March. Pruning fruit trees, grapes, roses and other berries will be demonstrated. Demonstrations are open to the public and free of charge. You do not need to sign up to attend. Demonstrations will be held outside so please dress for weather conditions. For dates and information contact Kathy at 801-399-8201


AARP Driver Safety Class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 S. 900 West, Riverdale. Half hour lunch break. Call 801-621-6086 to register. The cost of the classroom course in only $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. You can receive a discount on your auto insurance. For additional information about classes call Steve or Joy Jeffs, 801-782-4070.

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 St., 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 St, room E102, Ogden. It offers support from those who understand. Call Gary Empey at 801-731-2583 with any questions.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Box Elder free classes and support groups, 7 p.m., 325 W. 1100 South, Brigham City. Call 435-237-1519 or 435-740-0645 for more information. Family support groups are an important resource for families who live with mental illness. Knowing that others have had the same experiences is a relief to families who have seldom spoken about mental illness to neighbors, friends and often not even to their relatives. Learning that others have been able to work out some common issues can inspire hope.

Northern Utah Coalition offers free gonorrhea and chlamydia testing noon-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 536 24th St., Suite 2B, Ogden. Hepatitis C. Testing will be available by appointment. Call 801-393-4153.


American Legion Baker-Merrill Post 9 monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., March 15, 845 W. 24th St., Ogden. The general meeting will be followed by the Post Executive Committee meeting. Members are encourage to attend. Veterans are welcome to attend and learn more about the American Legion. Call Post Commander John Roods at 801-648-8648 with questions or concerns.

Beginner's Yoga Class, 7:15 p.m., Yoga Jo's Studio, 2129 N. Washington Blvd., North Ogden. Classes are free; take beginner's class as long as you like. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Call 801-388-2463, or for information.

Cancer support group sponsored by McKay-Dee Hospital, 12-1 p.m., each Tuesday, in education area of McKay-Dee Hospital, room 2, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Free to the community. Free lunch. For more information call, 801-387-7400.

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. Please contact Karlene Kidman at or call at 801-546-2174 for more information.

Divorce Care recovery seminar and support group, each Tuesday at 7 p.m., Christian Life Center, 2352 E. Hwy. 193, Layton. Different topics each week. For information contact Pam at 801-771-5433, ext. 510.

Free HIV/Rapid Testing offered by Northern Utah Coalition, 12-5 p.m. each Tuesday, 536 24th St., Suite 2-B. No appointment necessary. For information call 801-393-4153.

"I Express" Toastmasters Club is accepting new members. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m., at Village Inn Restaurant, 322 12th St., 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. La Leche support group, 4:30 p.m., Birthwise Maternity Care, 360 S. Fort Lane Suite 1C, Layton. For information call Amy at 801-773-2503.

Methadone/Suboxone Anonymous Support Group, 6:30 p.m., each Tuesday, Discovery House, 523 W. Heritage Park Blvd., Layton. A group meeting based on 12-steps for individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment for opiate dependence. Open forum for those seeking guidance to achieve and maintain sobriety over opiates. Open to friends and family. For information call 801-525-9998.

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.

Soroptimist International of Ogden will honor five area women with awards at 6 p.m., at Ivy Lane Reception Center, 1029 25th St., Ogden. Soroptimist is an organization that raises funds to improve the lives of women and girls. Call LeeAnn at 801-645-5179 for information.


Alzheimer's support group, 6-7 p.m., Mountain Ridge Assisted Living, 1885 E. Skyline Drive, South Ogden. Day care provided. 801-475-5111.

Caregiver support group, 6 p.m., HCNU Hospice, 2721 N. Highway 89 Suite 200, Pleasant View. Free seminar on how to take the drama out of aging. For the community, all adults are welcome. For information see

Combined stroke and spinal-cord injury support group, 5 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital's Education Center, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden (go through patient tower and visitor entrance). 801-387-2281.

Davis County NAMI Connections support group, 7 p.m., IHC Bountiful Clinic, 390 N. Main St., 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 meet weekly for 90 minutes. Groups are confidential and participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. For information: or

Davis County NAMI Family Support Group, 7 p.m., first and third Wednesday, IHC Clinic, 390 N. Main, Bountiful. Family members feel support and understanding as they share their experiences. Free. For more information: or

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society meeting, 7 p.m., Wattis-Dumke Room, second floor, Union Station, 25th Street and Wall Ave. Program: How to make Wheel of Fortune prizes and discussion on upcoming April show. Guests are always welcome. Join the club, go on field trips, and begin a rock hobby. For information call 801-648-5060 or e-mail or

Grief support group, 6-7:30 p.m., Leavitt's Mortuary Community Room, 836 36th St., 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 1239, south conference room. Participants will learn to become more competent and comfortable speaking in front of an audience. Contact Craig Odekirk at 801-775-4136 or; or Frank Roskelley at 801-825-5300 or

Marine Corps League meeting, 7 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 988 Washington Blvd., Ogden. All Marine veterans, active, reserve and FMF Corpsmen are invited to attend, and meets the third Wednesday each month. For information, call Ben Setter at 801-525-0147.

Ostomy Support Group, 6 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital (room behind the cafeteria), 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Anyone who has been affected by an ostomy is encouraged to attend.

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 dues or fees for members.

Single Mingle Social and Ballroom Dance Class, 8-10 p.m., 3221 S. Hwy. 89, Bountiful. $3 per person. For information call Sherri at 801-916-2156.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., McKay-Dee Hospital, 4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, 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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6:45 p.m., 5051 S. 2000 West, behind Roy Fire Station. Men, women, and children are welcomed as members. Membership is $26 annually with $4 per month local dues. For information call Annette, 801-391-9998.

Weber/Ogden NAMI group free information meeting for the public, 7-8 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Pleasant Valley County Library, 5568 Adams Ave., Ogden (across from Ogden Regional hospital).

Wildlife Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 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.


Free Natural Holistic Healing classes at Crystal Cocoon, 5582 S. 1750 East, Ogden. Heart/Brain Science each Monday at 5 p.m.; A Course in Miracles - Personal Growth each Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Weight loss coaching each Wednesday at 6 p.m.; A Course in Miracles class at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. each Thursday. For information regarding classes call 801-476-8885.

Caregiver support group, 6 p.m. March 23, HCNU Hospice, 2721 N. Highway 89 Suite 200, Pleasant View. A new approach to healing from loss, provided to the community by Wellness Rhythms. For information see

Ogden Nature Center's 18th annual Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit; all types of birdhouses are encouraged: whimsical, beautiful, practical, functional, artistic or magical. Entries must be received by April 2 at the Ogden Nature Center. All ages are welcome to enter up to two creations, and there is no entry fee. Winners in both adult and child categories will receive cash awards at a reception and awards presentation on April 13 at 5:30 p.m. For guidelines, registration forms and full details are available at or at Ogden Nature Center's Visitor Center guest services desk, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. For information call Ogden Nature Center at 801-621-7595.

Summer and Spring clothing and book swap, 6:30-8 p.m., April 5, Unitarian Universalist Church, 705 23rd St., Ogden. For all ages, bring summer and spring clothing to swap. Trade as many clothes as you bring. All clothing must be clean and in good repair. Bring your gently used books that you no longer need also and trade those for new to you books. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up and cleaning up afterwards. For information contact Stephanie at or Heidi at

Agriculture Field Day at Hamblin Dairy Farm, lunch at noon, April 19, Hamblin Dairy Farm, 3454 W. 2700 South, Syracuse. Educational program includes: Sheep shearing, beef council, dairy council, milking parlor, soil conservation, pork producers and more.

Ben Lomond High School Class of 1961 50-year reunion, Aug. 13, early morning golf, tours, memories and laughs at the "New" Ben Lomond High School; social hour and dinner at Timbermine Restaurant at 6 p.m. If you think you might not be on the mailing list to receive details and registration, please contact Brian Wangsgard, 801-808-4268/ or Kim Butters, 801-475-5492/

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