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Community Events

By Sun Advocate

Castle Valley FYI


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.
Food handlers classes – Two hour sessions are slated July 17 and Aug. 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health district in Price. Classes will be taught July 18 and Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health department in Castle Dale. Test fees required. Call Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
County history publication – Residents may purchase Carbon County Historical Society’s spring publication at the museums in Price and Helper.
CASA – Court appointed special advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. 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.
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 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.
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, NA – Meetings are conducted at the following locations:
Daily – AA open meetings, noon, at 90 N. 100 East, Price.
Monday – NA at 3 and AA at 8 p.m., open, Four Corners Mental Health in Price; NA at 7:30 p.m., open, Four Corners in Castle Dale.
Tuesday – AA at 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m. Four Corners in Castle Dale, open.
Wednesday – AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price , open.
Thursday – AA at 8 p.m., Huntington senior citizens center, open.
Friday – AA at 6:30 p.m., Union Gospel Mission in Helper, closed; 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m., old Reeves school, Price, open.
Saturday – AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price, open.
Domestic violence support groups – are scheduled weekly. For information, call the 24-hour crisis line at 637-6589.
Single mothers support group – meets Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. No fees required.
Helper library – Hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. For information, call the library at 472-5601.
Price library – Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. The library is sponsoring free summer reading programs for preschool to third grade students and fourth to ninth graders. Story hour is Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Children Pet Pals activities are Tuesday from 2 to 2:30 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. For information, call 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.
Helping Hands – Sponsored by Four Corners, the group meets Monday at 1 p.m. at Washington Park in Price. Students 11 to 18 years old are urged to join and assist with community service projects. For information, youth may call Caroline Barrington at 637-3710 or contact Sandi Auger.
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 Located in room 104, the cancer library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Helper mining museum – From May 1 to Sept. 30, hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Oct. 1 to April 30, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours may be scheduled. For information, contact Helen Tonc at 472-3009.
Prehistoric museum – From April 1 to Oct. 31, hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Nov. 1 to March 31, hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call the museum at 613-5060.
Habitat for Humanity – The group’s work day is slated June 22 at 9 a.m. at the subdivision located at 315 orange Court in Castle Dale. Bring shovels and gloves. Volunteers and donations are welcome. For information about volunteering or applying for homes, call the Habitat office at 636-3230 between 8 a.m. and noon.
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.
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 – Located at the county courthouse in Price, the office is manned by representatives the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., excluding a half-hour lunch.
Single mothers – Bringing Hope Foundation meets are Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. Single mothers share experiences and learn about community resources. No fees required. Participants must enroll by contacting the foundation at 637-5542.
Caregivers support group – meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at in room 140 at 375 S. Carbon Avenue, Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.
Caring adult program – Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.


Carbon High 2002 graduates – Diplomas may be picked up at the main office. The high school will not mail diplomas.
Castle Valley Center accepting wheelchairs, walkers – The center will write donation receipts for tax record for residents providing used wheelchairs, walkers, etc., to assist students in the Carbon and Emery area. Donated equipment may be dropped off at the center, 755 N. Cedar Hills Drive, Price. For information, contact the school at 637-9150.
CHS Class of 1952 reunion – is planned July 26 and July 27. For information, contact Ileen Potts Gibbons at 637-6126.
CHS Class of 1972 reunion – will be presented Aug. 17. For information, contact Henry Etzel at 637-5772.
CHS Class of 1992 reunion – is slated Aug. 31. For information, call David Staheli at 801-360-5545 or e-mail carbon1992@hotmail.com.


Price Culture Connection – A free performance is set June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Price Peace Garden, featuring the musical stylings of Randy and Roberta. The event calendar is being assembled. Performers are encouraged to schedule dates. For information, contact Price city.
Carbon fair rodeo activities – The queen and king contest is slated June 22 at the county fairgrounds. Preregistration is required. Applications may be picked up and returned to Barbara West in Carbonville or at IFA in Price. Residents interested in being grand entry flag carriers may contact West at 637-7819.
Wellington rodeo queen contest – is scheduled June 27 at 6 p.m. at Wellington arena. Age groups are 8 years or younger, 9 to 13 and 14 or older. Royalty will include a queen, two attendants and two princesses in the younger groups. For information, call Jana Abrams at 637-0881.
Play readings – Coal Country Players plans to sponsor play readings at the Geary Theatre throughout the summer. The readings are open to local residents, with no pressure of casting or performing. For information, contact Neil Warren at 637-3389.
Pleasant Valley Days – The independence Day celebration is planned July 5 and July 6 at Scofield. Friday’s activities include music, crafters, food and entertainment in the park. Saturday’s schedule includes breakfast at the park pavilion; parade line up, 10:30 a.m.; parade, 11 a.m.; Price Kiwanis Duck Float; music and crafters at the park; and fireworks from the island at dusk, approximately 10:15 p.m.
Community Daze – Sunnyside and East Carbon City will host the event July 13. Activities start with breakfast in the Sunnyside Park from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by the parade. Games, horseshoes and entertainment are planned all day. Carbon Recreation will have kiddy rides and the giant climbing wall for participants to enjoy. Bill Buckley & the Rocky Mountain Dance Machine will emcee events at the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the dance at East Carbon pavilion from 9:30 p.m. until midnight. Rodeo performances are slated Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Sunnyside arena. For parade entries, contact Karee Hunt. Call Sunnyside Credit Union for booth rentals. Entertainers may contact David Avery and Bo Huff will provide information on the car show. People interested in assisting with the Community Daze celebration are encouraged to contact Bruce Andrews at 888-2385.
Cancer survivors – The first lap of the Relay for Life, scheduled June 21 and June 22, is dedicated to cancer survivors. For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Sunnyside rodeo – The event is slated July 12 and July 13 at Sunnyside arena. The royalty contest will be conducted June 30 at 7 p.m. at the arena. Royalty will consist of a queen along with first and second attendants ages 13 years or older and two princesses ages 12 years or younger. Preregistration is not required. For information, contact Linda Andrews at 888-9923.


Helper American Legion Auxiliary – meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. For information, contact Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
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 Day picnic – The public event is planned Aug. 4 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Price city park shelter.
Price Ladies of Elks – Meetings resume Sept. 8. For information, contact Susan Etzel at 637-5772.
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. 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 courthouse. For information, call Joanne Hyatt at 472-5062 or contact Kathy Hamaker.
Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, residents may 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 OHV – meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at city hall. The group posts information on issues regarding land use and road closures on its website at ccohva.com. For information, call Tony Koss at 637-5145.

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