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Community Events

By Sun Advocate

Castle Valley FYI


Senate candidate schedules visit – Gary Stephens will meet with local officials and residents Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the CEU alumni room.
Republican Lincoln Day dinner – The Carbon County meet the candidate dinner is slated Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Briccones Restaurant. Advance tickets are available at a reduced fee or may be purchased at the door. For information, contact Diana Palmer at 637-7235.
Carbon Republican Party caucus, convention – The caucus is scheduled March 25 and the county convention will be conducted April 25.
Rape crisis hotline – Rape or domestic violence victims in the Carbon-Emery County area may contact the local 24-hour crisis line toll-free at 1-866-894-8610.
Free computer seminar – A two-hour session is slated March 5 at 9 a.m. at the senior citizen center in Price. To register, contact Malcolm Howard at 637-6040.
Flu vaccination clinics – are scheduled at the public health department Monday to Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Price history books – Residents may purchase the books in room 102 at the Price City Hall, at the CEU Prehistoric Museum and at the Helper mining museum.
Food handlers classes – Two-hour sessions will be offered at the health district in Price on March 20 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Classes are planned at the health department in Castle Dale on March 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Test fees required. For information, contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
CASA – Court appointed special advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children brought before the court. No special or legal background required. Screenings are conducted on all volunteers. For information, call CASA coordinator Tarasina Compagni at 636-3431.
Frontier project – is looking for clean, used clothing for families and children in need. To donate, contact the project at 637-1497.
Carbon County Triad – meets the first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Price senior center. Members focus on law enforcement and aging programs to assist the elderly. Meetings are open to the public.
Carbon County RSVP – Volunteers ages 55 year and older are needed. Mileage reimbursement and liability insurance provided. For information, contact the RSVP office at 637-9118.
Lifeline pregnancy assistance, support center – The facility offers free confidential pregnancy testing, verification, counseling and baby supplies. Residents may contact the center by calling the 24-hour telephone line at 636-0700.
HEAT program – The federally funded home energy assistance program is accepting applications. Identification, Social Security cards and proof of past month incomes for all household members 18 years and older along with copies of utility bills are required. Applicants must schedule appointments by calling the HEAT office at 613-0100. Program closes March 31.
Cans for Care-A-Van – The service is conducting an aluminum can drive to help defray the costs of providing transportation to medical appointments for the elderly and people with disabilities. Bagged cans may be dropped off at Howa’s. For pickup, call the office at 637-9488.
Carbon County Humane Society – The non-profit organization offers monthly spay and neuter clinics at 98 North Carbon Avenue in Price. The group needs old towels and blankets. Members will pick up good used items for the group’s rummage sale. For information, call the humane society at 637-2908.
Carbon County Animal Shelter- AVID chip pet identification is available at the shelter. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Carbon County Housing Authority – The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The children’s library is open to housing residents Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Foster parents – The local DCFS office needs foster parents willing to work with teens and provide emergency shelter care. For information, contact Cindy Saccomanno at 636-0219.
AA, Alanon – Meetings are conducted at the following locations:

Sunday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 7 p.m., Four Corners Mental Health, open, Castle Valley group.
Monday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 8 p.m., Four Corners, open, Castle Valley Group.
Tuesday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m. Castle Dale Four Corners Mental Health.
Wednesday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price, open, Coal Sober, AA, Alanon, Alateen.
Thursday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 8 p.m., Huntington senior citizens center, open.
Friday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 6:30 p.m., Union Gospel Mission, Helper, group; 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m., old Reeves school, Price, open.
Saturday – noon, 90 N. 100 East, Price, open; 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price, Coal Sober & Alanon, open; 7 p.m., Orangeville Union Hall, open.

Narcotics Anonymous – Meetings are conducted Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Castle Dale Four Corners Mental Health.
Domestic violence support groups – are scheduled weekly. For information, call the 24-hour crisis line at 637-6589.
Helper library – Hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; closed Friday, Sunday and daily from 2:30 to 3 p.m. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.
Price library – Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; closed Sunday. Story hour is Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Children Pet Pals activities are Tuesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For information, call library at 636-3188.
CEU library -Hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Break hours vary. Public welcome. For information, contact the library at 613-5209.
Family Support & Children’s Justice Center – offers crisis care for families with children from infants to 11 years old. Crisis nursery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families may use the nursery for respite, family crisis, court, doctors appointments, medical emergencies, mental health appointments, escaping family violence, attending parenting classes/divorce classes and AA/Narcotic Anonymous meetings. Parenting classes are scheduled Thursday at 1:30 p.m. For information, call the center at 637-0281.
Child Care Resource & Referral – offers information on becoming child care providers and referrals for parents, employees or employers needing related services. For information, contact the agency at 613-5619.
Women’s cancer support group – meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview’s classroom. For information about lymphedema (upper extremity swelling following mastectomy or lower extremity swelling following prostate or other abdominal surgeries, contact Darrin Hurdsman at 636-4841.
Helper mining museum – From Oct. 1 to April 30, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From May 1 to Sept. 30, hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours may be scheduled. For information, contact Helen Tonc at 472-3009.
Prehistoric museum – From Nov. 1 to March 31, hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From April 1 to Oct. 31, hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call the museum at 613-5060.
Habitat for Humanity – is accepting applications for two homes. Volunteers and donations welcomed. For information, call Habitat at 636-3230 or stop by the office in the Carbon County Courthouse.
Cancer control program – Free pap smears and mammogram vouchers are available to eligible women 50 years and older at the medical clinic in East Carbon. Women 40-49 may also qualify for free mammograms. For information on income guidelines, contact the clinic weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cancer screening – Southeastern Utah Health District in Price offers checks twice a month for women up to and including age 64. Clinics include breast, pelvic and pap exams at low or no cost. Women 50 to 64 may qualify for free mammogram vouchers. Call the health department at 637-3671 to schedule appointments.
Infant immunization clinics – The health district in Price offers the clinics Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a nominal fee, but immunizations will be provided free to anyone who cannot afford to pay.
ABC Learning Center – has books, computers and activities for adults and children. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For tutoring appointments, call the center at 888-2061.
Social Security – The Price contact station is located at the county courthouse. Representatives are at the office the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with a half-hour lunch break. For information, Carbon residents may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Alzheimer’s support group – meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at in room 140 at 370 S. Carbon Avenue, Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.
Eating disorder support group – meets the first Thursday of the month at the Price hospital. For information, contact Sunni Olson at 636-8344.
Caring adult program – Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.


CEU faculty, staff talent show – The SUN center will host the event Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s multi-cultural room. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit Carbon County Food Bank. For information, contact the center at 613-5624.
Gallery East – An exhibition of Susan Harris’ ceramic artwork will be on display through March 8. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, contact CEU’s Gallery East at 613-5225.
Yearbook archives – College of Eastern Utah Library is looking for copies of CEU and Carbon High yearbooks its archives. The missing years include 1928, 1933, 1939, 1955, 1959, 1961 and 1966. The WWII years are also missing, but the library is not positive if any were produced during the war. Contact the CEU library at 613-5209. Donations may also be mailed to College of Eastern Utah Library, 451 E. 400 North Price, UT 84501.


American Cancer Society daffodil fundraiser – Orders should be placed by Feb. 25. Flowers will be delivered March 11. Contact Joyce Pierce at 637-2883.
Rio Theatre auction – The fundraising event is slated March 9 at Helper Civic Auditorium. Organizers are accepting donations, including antiques, collectables, furniture, glassware, toys, etc. All proceeds go to the fund for completion of the theatre. For information, contact John West, Nan Coonrod or Leslie Tallerico at 472-5627.
‘Century of Dreams’ – The Castle Valley Community Theatre production will be presented March 7 to March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Price Civic Auditorium
Cultural Olympiad event – Entitled “This Contest is for Real Hands: Rodeo Photographs of the 1930s,” the traveling Otho Hartly exhibit will be on display at the CEU museum gallery through March 4.
Relay for Life – Residents interested in assisting on a committee or forming a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s 2002 event are encouraged to contact Becky Kloepfer at 472-8295 or Terri Lott at Carbon Credit Union.
Memory Wall – Residents wishing to have photos displayed during the American Cancer Society event may contact Mary Dickerson at 637-0964.
CEU Ballet Repertory Ensemble – Spring concerts include the following 7:30 p.m. performances at Geary Theater: April 25 and April 27, classical; and April 26 and April 28, contemporary.
Price Cultural Connection – The following free performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at Price Civic Auditorium:
April 20, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, directed by Gregory Benson.


VFW field officer – will be at the Price workforce service center Feb. 27 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to assist veterans with VA matters.
VFW – Post hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Games are on Sunday at 1 p.m. For information, contact Ginny Boren at 637-7424.


Slovenian Home – The next meeting for officers and members is slated Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.
Bowling league scores – League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Annette Heath. For information, contact Heath at 637-3825.
Coal Country Squares – Dancers meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors center in Price.
Castle Country Quilt Guild – meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center. For information, call Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
Gastric bypass support group – meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview Hospital. For information, call Wilma Howa at 472-5048
Central Utah Stock Car Racing Association – meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Helper Civic Auditorium. For information, contact Reed Phillips at 613-8288.
League of Utah Writers – Price chapter meets the third Monday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call Margaret Christensen at 637-0772.
Masonic Lodges – Regular activities include Carbon Lodge 16, F&AM, first Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Joppa Lodge 26, F&AM, first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 13, first Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Job’s Daughters, Bethel 3, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; and York Rite (chapter, council, commandery alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. Contact Norman Smith for information.
Adoption Crossroads of Utah – meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., in the conference room at CEU’s computer business building. For information, call Marlane Tufts at 637-7684.
Castle Valley Archaeology Society – meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact Jeanette Evans at 637-0044
Utah Friends of Paleontology – Castle Valley chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact the museum or Duane Taylor at 613-5060.
Carbon County Model Railroaders – The group meets Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Terry Wheeler at 636-0681.
Carbon County Historical Society – meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Price Community Center. . The next meeting is Feb. 28. Contact Joanne Hyatt at 472-5062.
Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, contact Teresa Kilcrease at 637-5324.
MOPS – The mothers of preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel. Adult crafts, child care and children’s program included. For information, call Tami Campbell at 637-7542.
Castle Country Off Highway Vehicle Association (CCOHVA) – meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. The group posts information on new issues regarding land use and road closures on its website at ccohva.com. For information, contact Tony Koss at 637-5145.

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