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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.
United Way coat giveaway – Residents may pick up free coats Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Way office, 90 N. 100 East, Price. The organization is accepting cash donations to purchase coats for the cause. For information, contact United Way at 637-8911.
Flu vaccinations – Clinic hours at the health district in Price are Monday through Friday, 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday ,9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Food handlers classes – Two-hour sessions are scheduled at the public health department in Price on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Classes will be taught at the health district in Castle Dale on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Test fees required. Contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
Pesticide applicator workshop – The recertification workshop for commercial, non-commercial and private applicators is scheduled Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. at John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. For information, contact the Carbon County office at 636-3233.
HEAT – Applicants for the federally funded energy assistance program must have identification, Social Security cards for all household members 18 years of age or older, copies of utility bills and proof of preceding month’s income for all employed people in the home. The program closes March 31. For appointments, contact the program at 613-0100.
Price/Ferron ranger district Christmas tree tags – will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the Price office starting Nov. 25. One permit per family. For information on fees and cutting areas, contact the office at 637-2817.
Parenting for teens – The Family Support and Children’s Justice Center in Price offers a free class dealing with the issues, problems and difficulties facing teen parents. Participants learn about available resources, assistance to help youth return/remain in school, parenting/life skills, cooking and recreation opportunities. Ccontact Terry Willis at 637-0281.
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 – works to empower local families. The program needs youth mentors. For information, 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.
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.
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, 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. The library is sponsoring a food drive for the local pantry through Jan. 11, 2003. One can of donated food satisfies one fine. For information, call library at 636-3188.
CEU library -Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hours vary on holidays and during breaks. The library is accepting Carbon High yearbook donations for its archives. Missing years are 1928, 1933, 1939, 1955, 1961, 1966. 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.
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.
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 open the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., excluding a half-hour lunch. For information, residents may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Caring adult program – Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.


Club Dyno volleyball tryouts – will be conducted for girls seventh to 11th grade Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carbon High. For information, contact Jackie Shorts at 637-0846.
CEU high school drill team competition – is slated Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at the BDAC.
Castle Country solo dance contest – is set Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. for youth 4 to 18 years old. For applications, contact Anjelena Cook at 637-3905.
CEU Ballet Repertory Ensemble – The schedule includes:
Christmas concert, Nov. 21-23, “Nutcracker” and Nov. 22-25, “Grinch” at 7:30 p.m., Geary Theater.
Missoula Children’s Theater, Dec. 9 auditions; performances Dec. 14 at 3 and 7 p.m., Geary Theatre; three workshops.
BYU ballroom dance company, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., BDAC.
PACY Children’s Play, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m..
Tribute to Broadway, Feb. 28 to March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Spring concert, April 24-26, classical dance; April 25-28, Contemporary dance; 7:30 p.m., Geary Theater.
Sally Mauro Reflections program – Students are urged to create and submit works of art in the elementary school’s Reflections program. The theme is “Signs of Courage.” Students may paint, sketch, punch or sew artwork projects. Entries may also include photos, videos and dances as well as original songs, stories or poems. Deadline is Nov. 22.
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-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.


Helper Christmas Festival’s arts and crafts fair – will be presented Nov. 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Helper Civic Auditorium. Santa will visit Nov. 15, 4 to 8 p.m., and Nov. 16, 2 to 5 p.m.
Price Culture Connection -The schedule includes the following presentations:
Nov. 21 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Julia Johnson.
Nov. 22 to 23 – 7:30 p.m., CEU Geary Theatre, college dance department’s production of “Nutcracker.”
Dec. 5 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, holiday concert by Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.
Dec. 9 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Missoula Children’s Theatre.
Dec. 12 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Community Orchestra.
Feb. 8 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, BYU’s ballroom dance team.
Feb. 22 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.
March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30 – 7:30 p.m., Mont Harmon, Castle Valley community and Mont Harmon theatre groups’ production of “Bye-Bye Birdie.” Admission fees.
American Cancer Society Christmas tree – will be displayed Nov. 15-16 at the arts-craft fair at the Helper auditorium.
Riders for Santa toy run – is slated to start Nov. 23 at Stewarts in Castle Dale. Line up is at 11 a.m., followed by the parade at noon. Motorcycles, four-wheelers, vintage cars and trucks will travel to Orangeville park. Bring new toys or stuffed animals.
Turkey Trot – is planned Nov. 28 at Huntington Elementary. Kids races start at 8:30 a.m., followed by 10K/5K run at 9 a.m. Prizes include a turkey dinner for the largest participating family. Residents may pre-register at Carbon-Emery Insurance, Pinnacle Sports, Walton Books, Decker’s Bicycles and Lee’s Music.


VFW field officer – will be at the Price workforce center Nov. 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to assist veterans with VA matters.
Helper American Legion Auxiliary – meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. 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 Home – Luncheon will be served Nov. 17 for members and guests.
UP&L retirees Christmas party – Reservations should be made by Nov. 29 to attend the Dec. 4 event at Carbon Country Club. Call Pat Sloan at 472-5422 or contact Madeline Tonc.
Photography Club – meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 680 E. 100 South, Price. Contact Greg Fausett at 637-8628.
Helper Gun Club – The group is forming a trapshooting league to start Nov. 30. All shooters are encouraged to participate. For information, contact Randy McManus, Bruce Fogg or Bill Curtice at 637-1086.
Castle Country Fiber Guild – meets the first the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For information, contact Michelle Goldsmith at 650-3290.
Gastric bypass support group – meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview. Contact 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 Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, contact 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. For information about the groups, contact Norman Smith.
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, 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. For information, call Tami Campbell at 637-7542.
Castle Country OHV – Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds building. For information, contact Leslie Tolley at 637-6130 or visit the group’s website at www.ccohva.com.

Support groups

Multiple sclerosis support group – meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., in the conference room at the health district in Price. For information, contact Danny or Tami Velasquez at 637-0712.
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. Child care available upon request. No fees required.
AA, NA – Meetings are conducted at the following locations:
Daily – noon, open, 90 N. 100 East, Price.
Sunday – 6:30 p.m., open, Helper mission.
Monday – 8 p.m., open, Four Corners in Price.
Tuesday – 8 p.m., open, East Carbon City Hall; 8 p.m., open, Four Corners in Castle Dale.
Wednesday – 7 p.m., open, Gilley’s in Ferron; 8 p.m., open, 90 N. 100 East, Price.
Thursday – 7:30 p.m., closed to teens, old Reeves school; 8 p.m., open, Huntington senior citizens center.
Friday – 6:30 p.m., closed, Helper mission; 8 p.m., open, East Carbon City Hall; 8 p.m., open, old Reeves school.
Saturday – 10:30 a.m., women, 90 N. 100 East, Price; 6:30 p.m., open, old Reeves school; 8 p.m., open, 90 N. 100 East, Price.
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.
Bringing Hope Foundation – Meetings are Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Price Community Center. Single mothers learn about community resources. No fees required. Participants must enroll by contacting the foundation at 637-5542.
Caregivers support group – meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at in room 140 at Active Re-Entry in Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.

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