There are lots of things to do in Logan, UT and the surrounding areas this weekend. If I missed anything please take a second to leave a comment with a link or message about your event, I'll be happy to post it here.
BIRDS OF ANTELOPE ISLAND: AUDUBON SOCIETY
Join us on a trip to Antelope Island State Park as we look for some of the early-winter specialties of the Great Salt Lake. The Antelope Island Causeway is the best place in the state to see rare birds like Long-tailed Ducks, all three scoter species, and rare gulls like Lesser Black-backed Gull, and Black-legged Kittiwake. On the island itself we will look for other winter specialties like Rough-legged Hawks, and Merlins. If time and interest allow, we will continue to Garr Ranch at the south end of the island to look for songbirds. Meet at the parking lot in front of Cafe Ibis at 7:30 a.m.; we will carpool from there. Bring a snack or lunch and a few dollars to help cover the cost of the drivers' gas and the $9 per vehicle entrance fee. We'll plan on returning to Logan in the late afternoon.
KA-POW! GRAPHIC NOVEL EXHIBITION
The Merrill-Cazier Library is presenting Ka-pow! Graphic Novels, an exhibition on graphic novels used in academia. It will be shown in the atrium of the Merrill-Cazier Library from Oct. 24 through Dec. 10. A formal opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Library where several USU professors will discuss the use of graphic novels in their current classroom curriculum. Where: Merrill-Cazier Library Atrium. Open to: Everyone! Contact: Vicki Read, 435.797.2914, firstname.lastname@example.org When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!
TROY'S TURKEY TROT
Troy’s Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, Nov 19th at 9a.m. at Millville Elementary School (67 S Main, Millville). Friend and neighbor, Troy Sterr, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in September and is now courageously living his life in a wheelchair. Please help his family conquer the new challenges that lie ahead for him by supporting this benefit 5K run. (Suggested minimum donation $10). Pre-register by mail to: Troy’s Turkey Trot, 274 S 325 W, Providence, UT 84332. Day of race registration from 745a.m.to 830a.m. Make checks payable to: Troy Sterr.
TURKEY TROT 5/10K
The Turkey Trot is part of the Big Blue Race Series at USU. The Big Blue Race Series is a set of races that include 5k, 10k, Swimming, & Triathlon (indoor/outdoor) races. The race starts at 10 am on Nov. 19th, come early to register and warm up. Contact: ORP Service Desk, 435-797-3264, email@example.com Website: http://www.usu.edu/camprec/htm/big-blue-race-series. Location: Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
SHOOT FOR SEED
Shoot for SEED competition: Games include Trap, Annie’s, or Backer’s. All proceeds go to support: SEED (Small Enterprise Education and Development) in Peru and Africa to fund micro and small business loans. When: Saturday 10am to 2pm. $4 per game OR for $20 receive a guarantee card worth 5 games and a guaranteed prize. Shotguns available for $3 rental fee. Bring your own ammo or buy it there for $6 per box. Location: Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, 2851 West and 200 North, Logan, Utah 84321. Look for this event on Facebook at “Shoot for SEED Benefit”. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: $4 per game or $20 for a guarantee card. Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=305690402778411 Contact: Gina Baldazzi, 435-225-5988, firstname.lastname@example.org
STARTING SMALL ART EXHIBIT
Collected by old and new, 'Starting Small' showcases USU student collections curated by current students. The exhibit illustrates the diversity of art and its collection through the eyes of independent students. Four Utah State students, Trissta Lyman, Megan Mitchell, Brady Mathews and Megan Evans, are curating the exhibit and gathering artwork from other student’s private collections. An opening reception will be held Nov. 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall. The exhibit runs Nov. 7 - Dec. 1 from 9am to 5pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
MARION HYDE EXHIBITION
Stop by and view the Marion Hyde Exhibit in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center, on the USU Campus. Exhibit runs from 11/05/2011 to 12/01/2011 open 10am to 5pm. Cost: Free!
USU UNDERGRAD ART EXHIBIT
The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University Presents their Undergraduate Art Exhibition. The show includes student work in painting, sculpting, drawing, photo, printmaking, and ceramics. The show runs from Nov. 7 – Dec. 2nd from 10am to 5pm, in the USU FAV Gallery 102, and is open and free to the public. A reception will be held at the gallery, Nov. 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. where awards will be given. Come meet the artists, enjoy refreshment, and enjoy a spectacular exhibition of talent.
LEWISTON CRAFT FAIR
This is a fun all day indoor craft fair with live entertainment. We have two rooms of crafted and boutique gifts for the holidays, food (croissant and hoagie sandwiches for $3.50, chips, drinks and goodies, etc), and door prizes! When: November 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Where: Lewiston City Ballroom, the same entrance as the Lewiston Theater, 29 S. Main, Lewiston. Contact: 435-258-2591. Link: http://www.lewiston-ut.org/ see arts council link
SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
Saturday, November 19, 2011, the Museum of Anthropology would like to recognize World AIDS Day, a holiday that is held annually on December 1st. The purpose of the day is to honor the victims of the AIDS pandemic and increase awareness of prevention and treatment for HIV and AIDS. At 1:00 pm, there will be a discussion with three distinguished panelists who will discuss the history of the AIDS epidemic and how it impacts the lives of people around the world. The panelists will be Prof. Amy Bailey, USU Assistant Professor of Sociology, who worked in public health and was an AIDS volunteer in Northern California and Seattle from 1989-1998, Dr. Joyce Mumah, USU Sociology Instructor and Postdoctoral Researcher at the African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, whose research focuses on AIDS in Africa, and Alex Bowman, HIV Testing Coordinator for the Utah Pride Center. In addition to listening to the discussion, patrons can also make a paper quilt to commemorate all those who have been diagnosed with AIDS or have died from the disease. Contact: Museum Staff, 435-797-7545, email@example.com Website: http://anthromuseum.usu.edu/ Time: 10AM-4PM Date: Saturday November 19, 2011. Location: USU Museum of Anthropology, Old Main Building Room 252, Logan, UT 84322. Cost: Free!
ROLLERBLADE HOCKEY CLUB
Inline hockey club games behind Bridger Elementary school on 400 W. We play usually two to four games of inline hockey with anyone who shows up. It's not hard to pick up, and it's a blast! So come on over and try it out! Your skill level doesn't matter, everyone's gotta start sometime, and trust us, you'd rather it was late than never! See you there! When: Saturday at 10am. Cost: Free and open to everyone. Contact: Inline Hockey, 208.312.4593, firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORY OF QUILTING LECTURE
the history of quilting will be presented by cindy Larsen and Joanne Olsen at the Logan Library at 10:30am on Saturday November 19th at the Daughters of the American Revolution, Bear River Chapter monthly meeting. Visitors are welcome. Contact Marilynne Wright for more information at 435.881.0458.
KITCHEN KNEADS COOKING CLASS
Holiday Breads!Breads and holidays go hand in hand. They are wonderful to give for gifts, share with friends and family, and fill your home with a cozy feeling. Resident Chef, JaDene Denniston, has wonderful recipes for breads that are perfect for the holidays. Come learn some new recipes that are sure to become favorites! Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. Menu: Basic Sweet Bread Dough, Swedish Almond Braid, Poppy Stollen. Filling Variations including: Cranberry, Almond, Apricot, and Pear/Blue Cheese. Price: $20.00. Contact: 435-752-9220 email@example.com Where: 1211 N Main, Logan.
LOAVES AND FISHES COMMUNITY MEAL
Everyone is welcome to attend this free community sponsored meal. Join us for food, friendship and connections! Meal is served from 11:30AM-1PM the third Saturday of every month. This event is supported by a variety of Cache Valley agencies and organizations, including St Thomas, St John's, Prince of Peace, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cache Valley Food Pantry, Volunteer Center, PAWS, and others. All are welcome. The meal is not sponsored by or promoting a specific church or belief. Contact: Amy Anderson, 435-797-8801, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Rachel von Niederhausern, email@example.com Time: 11:30AM-1PM. Date: Third Saturday of each month. Location: First Presbyterian Church, 12 S 200 West, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free.
FREE BEADING CLASS @ BEADLES
Every month Beadles holds a free class on Saturdays from noon until 2pm. This month it is this beautiful bracelet. For more information call 435.755.3171 or visit their website at http://www.beadlesoriginals.com/ or stop by their store at 1451 N 200 E, Ste 190, Logan, UT (the former Magical Moon Toys location by Walmart).
KSM'S ANNUAL DRUM OFF
KSL's ninth annual Drum-Off will be held Saturday, November 19th from noon to 4pm at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. The event is free to attend and free to participate. Grand prize is a Tama silverstar drum kit as well as five other prizes for competitors. Raffle prizes will be given out to attendees. Go to www.ksmmusic.com for more info or stop by the store at 50 W 400 N, Logan.
LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
Come and enjoy the beloved children's book "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" adapted for the stage! Bring the whole family! This is a special engagement performed in the Bullen Center's Unicorn Room and seating is very limited. So, get your tickets today! Free child's ticket with the purchase of two adult tickets. Contact: 435-752-0026. Website: http://www.centerforthearts.us/UnicornTheatre.htm Time: 7PM; Saturday matinees at 12PM and 3PM. Date: Tues-Sat November 15th-19th. Location: Bullen Center Unicorn Room, 43 S Main Street, Logan, UT. Cost: Adults $8, Children 3-13 $3.
ALISA LARSEN CELLO RECITAL
Alisa Larsen, cello with Jill Hughes, piano. Works by Beethoven, Cassado, and Elgar. When: November 19, 2011 @ 1:00 pm. Where: St. John's Episcopal. Cost: Free!
FREE KIDS ACTIVITY @ MACEYS
Bring your kids (ages 3 and up) to Maceys for a Holiday Craft, video & treat in the Little Theatre while you shop in peace! Drop in any time between 1 and 3pm.
MATINEE ENCHANTEE: MAGIC AND MUSIC AT THE MANSION
The Hatch Academy of Magic and Music presents an enchanting afternoon of magic and music. Deceptionist Richard Hatch, violinist Rosemary Hatch, and pianist Jonathan Hatch in an ensemble performance! Features music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Miyagi and Fritz Kreisler and magic created by Axel Hecklau, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Dai Vernon and Punx, among others. Contact: Richard Hatch, 435-932-0017, richard@HatchAcademy.com Website: http://www.HatchAcademy.com Time: 2:00 pm. Date: Saturday November 19, 2011. Location: The Thatcher-Young Mansion, 35 W 100 S, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: $10 adults/$7 children under 12.
LIVE MUSIC @ PIONEER VALLEY LODGE
Con Allegreeza will be entertaining residents and the public with violin music on Saturday Nov. 29, at 3pm at the Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N 400 W in North Logan. Please come and join us for this free event. For more information please call 435.792.0353.
Come cheer on the USU Aggies at the George S. Eccles Ice Center as they take on the Aggies of Texas A&M. When: Saturday, Nov 19 - 4:15PM. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: $4 for students if they purchase in advance from HPER service desk. Website: http://www.usu.edu/camprec/htm/clubsports/hockey Contact: Alys Staten, 435-938-8451, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNET CAFE @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere, free wi-fi, and custom specialty drinks! You can snack on all our regular concessions, too! 6PM until midnight. Website: http://www.loganarthouse.com/
MCHS PRESENTS: BRIGADOON
Mountain Crest High School Theatre Department presents “BRIGADOON” Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe. This is a Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one hundred years. When: November 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th 2011 at 7:00pm Where: The MCHS auditorium (255 S 800 E, Hyrum.). Cost: $7 Adults; $5 Senior Citizens & Students. For more information call 435.245.6093.
ELITE HALL DANCE
Come dance on the spring loaded floor at Hyrum's Elite Hall with the USU Swing Dance Club. Location: 83 W Main, Hyrum. Dress: Best Dress. Website: http://www.usu.edu/swing/ Cost: $3 per person, lessons are free. Time: 7pm to 11:30pm, lessons from 7 to 8.
LHS PRESENTS: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Logan High School presents Once Upon a Mattress - The musical story of "The Princess and the Pea". Location: LHS Auditorium. When: Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday at 7:30pm. Cost: Adults $6, Student/Child $5. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=logan
SOUNDS OF THE STADIUM CONCERT
The Utah State University Aggie Marching Band presents its end-of-season concert “Sounds of the Stadium” – Saturday night in the Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center at 730p.m. The concert will include musical highlights of the marching band’s 2011 season, as well as traditional school songs and fan favorites. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students and all school music students. For tickets and more information: visit the CCA Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center. Call the 435-797-8022 or check arts.usu.edu
SQUARE DANCING LESSONS
If you want to have a lot of fun, find a new way to exercise and hang out with the craziest bunch of people you’ve ever met, you need to try Square Dancing with us! We dance most Saturday nights from 7:30 until 10:00 The first two lessons are FREE and singles are welcome. Contact: Jerry Andrews 435-890-2397 email@example.com Location: 1650 E 1600 N, North Logan, UT
LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Tr3ason w/Nescience, False Witness, Demolition Bio (Metal). When: Saturday, November 19th at 7pm. Cost: $5. Where: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan.
POETRY AND A BEVERAGE
Come enjoy a delicious beverage and share your talents in poetry or music on stage. Sponsored by ASUSU Arts & Lectures. Location: Taggart Student Center - Room: Lounges. Open To: USU Students. Admission Info: Free. When: Saturday at 9pm. Contact: Marie Squyres, 801-362-1650, firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPROV COMEDY @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
Logan Out Loud is a local comedy group, that has some of the best talent that we've seen in the valley! Come enjoy the MC "Blaydor", a centacorn (unicorn+centaur), with his atrociously hilarious comments, and PG-13 humor. When Sat Sep 24 9pm – 10pm. Cost: $5