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Community Events

By Sun Advocate

Castle Valley FYI


Training tower open house – is scheduled April 12 from noon until 4 p.m. at the facility at the county fairgrounds. The event will include tours of the tower and training demonstrations. No burns will be conducted at the open house.
April highway cleanup – Residents are encouraged to volunteer for the cleanup effort, sponsored by Pillow Talk Motel in Wellington and Riverside Motel in Helper. For time and schedule information, contact Harry Sturdy at 637-7706, extension 122.
Letter carriers food drive – Carriers will collect bagged, non-perishable food donations May 10. Residents may place bags beside mailboxes or take food items to any post office. Donations will be distributed to the local food banks.
Rape crisis hotline – Rape or domestic violence victims in the Carbon-Emery County area may contact the 24-hour crisis line toll-free at 1-866-894-8610.
Helper 2003 animal licenses – may be purchased Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city police department.
Helper spring cleanup – City crews will pick up branches, shrubs and yard/garden debris from April 1 to April 25 according to an established schedule. Crews will not backtrack. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths, then stacked off the roadways and sidewalks. The schedule includes:
Through April 11, west Helper.
April 14 to April 18, east Helper.
April 21 to April 25, Locust, Maple, Poplar and Main Street as well as south Highway 6.
Food handlers classes – Two-hour sessions will be offered April 16 and May 14 at the health district in Price at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Classes will be taught April 17 and May 15 at the health department in Castle Dale at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Test fees required. For information, contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
HEAT – The federally funded energy assistance program has been extended to April 30. For application information, contact the office at 613-0100.
Carbon County Food Bank – Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. For information on volunteering, donating or applying, contact manager Dondra Nance at 637-9232.
Foster Care Foundation – Carbon-Emery residents interested in becoming foster parents may contact Greg Cowan at 636-0210.
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 return/remain in school, parenting/life skills, cooking and recreation opportunities. For information, contact Terry Willis at 637-0281.
CASA – Special advocates are trained volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. Volunteers are screened. For information, contact Tarasina Compagni at 636-3431.
Frontier project – 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.
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.
Carbon County Humane Society – The non-profit organization offers monthly spay and neuter clinics at 98 North Carbon Avenue in Price. 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.
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 may stop by, view chick eggs in an incubator and enter to win prizes. The Scholastic Book fair is planned April 21-26. Pet Pals activities are Tuesday at 5 p.m. 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. 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.
Child Care Resource & Referral – offers information on becoming child care providers and referrals for parents, employees or employers needing related services. 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, call 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 – is accepting applications for a home in the Wellington area. Deadline is April 15. For information, call the Habitat office at 636-3230 .
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 district at 637-3671 for 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. For information, call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Castle Country’s Promise – Adults interested in promoting Carbon and Emery youth may register by contacting the program at 613-5284 or visiting the group’s website at www.castlecountryspromise.org.


CHS drill team tryouts – will be conducted April 14-16 at 3:30 p.m. in the high school’s old gym. Youth should dress in dance wear. Parents meet April 14 at 5:30 p.m. For information, call Leslie Tolley at 637-6130.
CEU student art show – will be exhibited through April 30 at Gallery East. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CHS drill team dance – is planned April 26 at 7 p.m. at in the high school’s new gym.
CEU Ballet Repertory Ensemble – The schedule includes a classical dance concert April 24-26 and a contemporary dance performance April 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. at Geary Theater.


Helper Lions Easter egg hunt – is slated April 19 at 9 a.m. at Helper City Park. There will be prize eggs.
Cleveland Easter egg hunt – is planned April 12 at noon at the town Hall.
Carbon RSVP swap meet – is planned May 17 at the Price senior center parking lot. Proceeds will benefit RSVP. For booth reservations, contact the RSVP office at 637-9118.
Relay for Life variety show – Castleview will present the American Cancer Society fundraiser April 22 at 7 p.m. at Price Civic Auditorium. For information, call Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Relay for Life memory wall – Residents wishing to have photos displayed during the event are encouraged to contact Mary Dickerson at 637-0964.
Price Culture Connection -The schedule includes the following presentations:
April 12 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.
April 15 – 7 p.m., Price auditorium, Utah Shakespearean Festival touring company’s presentation of “Romeo and Juliet.”
April 24 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Dance Technica.
April 24 to 26 – Geary Theatre, CEU concert series, classical dance.
April 25 to 28 – Geary Theatre, CEU concert series, contemporary dance
May 2 to May 3 – 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, classical ballet showcase. Admission fees.
Wellington Mountaineers spring rodeo series – Events are slated May 3 and May 17 at 10 a.m. at Wellington arena. Age groups include 10 or younger, 11 to 13 and 14 to 16. For information, contact Elise Hall at 637-2574, Jana Abrams or Lyndie Miller.


American Legion field officer – will be at the Price workforce center April 24 from 8:30 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.


Castle Country Horse Show Association – Show dates are May 10 at Price, June 7 at Price, June 28 at Castle Dale, July 13 at Price, Aug. 10 at Price and Sept. 13 at Price. Shows start at 10 a.m.
Bookcliff Muzzleloaders spring shoot – is slated May 2-4. Registration is Friday night and Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Fees required. Schedule includes: Friday, 6 p.m., four-person team shoot; Saturday, aggregate rifle, paper, silhouettes and novelty along with mountain man run and hawk-knife throw; Sunday, 8 a.m., pistol blanket shoot, followed by shotgun shoot, 10 a.m. Contact Andy Schmidt at 637-9219.
Old Time Fiddlers – The local chapter sponsors acoustic jam sessions the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Price senior citizens center.
Photography club – meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 680 E. 100 South, Price. For information, call Greg Fausett at 637-8628.
Bowling league scores – League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Rose Fossat. For information, contact Fossat at 637-1488.
Coal Country Squares – Dancers meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors center in Price.
Castle Country Fiber Guild – meets the first the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Michelle Goldsmith at 650-3290.
Gastric bypass support group – meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview. 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.
League of Utah Writers – Price chapter meets the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cll Margaret Christensen at 637-0772.
Masonic Lodges – 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, first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Utah Eastern Shrine Club. For information, contact Norman Smith
Castle Valley Archaeology Society – meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom.
Utah Friends of Paleontology – Castle Valley chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., in the CEU museum classroom.
Carbon County Model Railroaders – meet Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Terry Wheeler at 636-0681.
Carbon Historical Society – meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the county courthouse. For information, contact Joanne Hyatt at 472-5062 or contact Kathy Hamaker.
MOPS – The mothers of preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel.
Castle Country OHV – meet s 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.
BACA – The group meets the third Sunday of the month at noon at Kraync Motor in Price.

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.
Overeaters Anonymous – meets Thursday at 8 p.m. in room 6 at 105 W. 100 North, Price.
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, 11 W. Main, 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, 11 W. Main, Price.
Thursday – 7:30 p.m., teen NA, closed, Four Corners in Price; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price; 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, 11 W. Main, Price.
Saturday – 6:30 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price.
Price Alanon – The group meets Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in room 221 at 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.
Bringing Hope Foundation – Single mothers meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Price Community Center. To enroll, call the foundation at 637-5542.
Caregivers support group – meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at 10 South Fairgrounds Road. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.

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