The 12th Annual Historic Downtown Logan "Parade of Gingerbread Homes" is a contest that displays gingerbread house entries at downtown businesses from December 2nd through December 30th. The public is invited to vote for their favorite Gingerbread House beginning December 2nd through December 16th. Each entry will have a chance to win one of three $100 Grand Prizes for the "Best of Show." The gingerbread homes will be on display at Anderson's Seed and Garden, The Beehive Grill, The Book Table, Center Street Salon, Coppin's Hallmark, The Diamond Gallery, Indian Oven, Life Style Homes, Peewee's Sweets, SE Needham, The Sportsman, Stork Landing, and U&I Furniture. Contact: email@example.com Website: http://www.logandowntown.org/ Date: December 2nd-December 30th, all day. Location: Historic Downtown Logan Businesses. Cost: Free!
FEEDING ON FLOWERS AND FIREWORKS EXHIBIT
New work by Michelle Montrose Larsen on display at Logan Arthouse and Cinema. When: December 1 to January 1.
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!
MACEYS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Come shop at Maceys this weekend and enjoy free hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, cake walk, live entertainment and great deals. Cost: Free! When: Friday and Saturday all day.
BRIDGER AUDUBON SOCIETY: LOGAN CANYON
Join us as we search Logan Canyon for some of the birds typical of our winter. We will start at First Dam where one can usually find both Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes this time of year, then continue up the canyon stopping at several points to look for waterfowl on the reservoirs and songbirds along the trails. Some species typical of this area include Golden-crowned Kinglets, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Townsend's Solitaires, but we'll also be keeping our eyes and ears out for rarer species like Pine Grosbeaks, Hermit Thrushes, and Winter Wrens. Meet at 8:30 AM in the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Logan Fire Station (50 East 150 North). Dress for the weather, as we'll be taking several short walks throughout the morning. We'll be back by about noon.
USU CERAMICS GUILD ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE
What better way to shop for a Christmas present than with a Ceramics Sale. Come join us for the Annual Ceramics Guild Sale and buy a gift that will bring joy to all. When: Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday & Saturday from 9am to 8pm. Where: USU Fine Arts Visual - Room 123.
BIG BLUE RACE SERIES: INDOOR TRIATHALON #1
Registration is in the USU HPER building. For more information call 435.797.3264. When: Saturday, December 10th, registration starts at 9am, race starts at 10am. Cost: USU Students $5, Non-Students $10.
HASLAM FAMILY BENEFIT
Come do your Holiday shopping and help the Haslam family too on Saturday, Dec 10th from 10a.m.to 4p.m. at the Hyde Park Civic Center (113 E Center). Featuring a Craft Boutique, Silent Auction and Bake Sale. After complications during pregnancy, sweet baby Aliya was born 6 weeks early to Shane and Tarasha Haslam of Hyde Park. In addition to a premature birth little Aliya was also diagnosed with a rare disorder, Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS). Aliya is currently undergoing treatment and receiving care at Primary Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate crafts, baked goods, gift certificates, services or if you have any questions please contact Emily Bezzant (435-890-5473)
PARADISE ARTISAN SALE
The Paradise Artisan Sale will be held on Saturday from 10a.m. to 430p.m. at the Paradise Town Hall (9035 S 100 West). Featuring the works of many local artisans – pottery, photography, jewelry, decorative tiles and plates, fiber arts and more! Come and browse! Live music too! Dale and Erin Major @ 12 noon and Wade Evans @ 230p.m. Bring canned good or donation to be entered in the drawing. ***Personal note from the blogger, I LOVE this sale. It isn't the biggest arts and craft sale but it is a lot of fun and very cozy, you won't have to scan through catalog type sales booths, these are real artisans selling beautiful work. I especially love the Majors music, Erin has the voice of an angel. I hate cliches but there is no other way to describe it***
UTAH TBI AWARENESS EVENT
Everyone is invited to the Northern Utah Brain Injury Awareness Event on Saturday Dec 10th at the Cache Valley Mall from 10AM -6PM. We will have drawings every half hour for some great bike helmets donated from various donors in town. Helmet are for youth/adult and for ski/snowboarding or bikes. You let us know which you would like and if we draw your name, you get get your pick! :) Please tell your friends or repost!!
SNC SCOUT DAY
Stokes Nature Center presents Scout Day on Saturday, Dec 10th for Webelos and Cub Scouts from 10 to 12 noon and for Boy Scouts from 1p.m. to 3p.m. A registered Scout counselor presents a day of geology just for scouts. Registration required (by Saturday, Dec 3rd for Boy Scouts). To register call 435.755.3239.
WINTER WONDERLAND CRAFT FAIR
Come and see the wonderful and fun last minute Christmas gift ideas and stocking stuffer's. There will be Avon, Scentsy, Paparazzi, lots of homemade items, Usborne Books for kids,Stampin-up, Pampered Chef and much much more. FREE admission. Come support our local vendors. Thank you. There will also be a donation box for the Cache Valley Food Pantry and Toy's for tots!! Where: 10 W S State St, Richmond. When: Saturday Dec. 10 from 10am to 6pm.
RUNNERS NORTH REINDEER FUN RUN
“Runners North Reindeer Run 2011” will be held Saturday, Dec 10th at 10a.m. at the Providence City offices (15 S Main, Providence). Distance: 8K fun run. First 100 registered runners will receive long-sleeve shirt and reindeer antlers. Stop by the Runners North store in Providence for more information (They are in the shopping area by Stadium 8, in the same row as USU Credit Union and Little Caesar's Pizza) or call 435.755.5706.
USU FESTIVAL OF TREES
Come look at an amazing display of artificial trees decorated for the Holiday season. All of the donated trees will then go to families in need all over the valley. Make sure you check us out throughout the week for the opportunity to get free drinks, snacks, and for fun activities! When: Monday December 5th through Saturday December 10th from 10am to 9pm. Location: USU TSC, International Lounge. Admission: Free! Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Contact: Kylie Martinez, 801-664-8777, email@example.com
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO PROVIDENCE
Providence City Youth Council has invited Santa to come visit Providence City on Saturday, December 10th. So bring all your kiddies and come have some fun with Providence. This event is free to all. It is a service project for the Youth Council, so if you can, please bring a donation to the Food Pantry. Thank you! When: Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Where: 15 S Main, Providence. For more information call 435-752-9441 extension 14.
SPIRIT GOAT SOAP OPEN HOUSE
Complete your holiday shopping at the Spirit Goat Open House on Friday (Dec. 9) from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday (Dec. 10) from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Browse Around Antique shop located at 180 West, 1200 South in Logan. In addition to goat's milk soaps and lotions, you'll find polymer clay wearable art by Sharon Ohlhorst, Shirl Girl fabric designs by Shirley Joffs, and a wide selection of primitives and antiques from over 30 antique dealers.
SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
Logan- Saturday, December 10th, 2011, the Museum of Anthropology will be educating the public about the American heritage. Dr. Sanders will be at the museum at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to introduce his audience to the exciting adventures of the Spanish when they came to the Americas. Along with gaining useful knowledge about what the Spanish brought to America, there will be a station where guests may share the experience of grinding flour. An exhibit will teach visitors how to write in Mayan glyphs and another station will be set up for boat making and decorating. Join the Museum of Anthropology as they learn and celebrate the American heritage stemming from the Spanish explorers. This will be an event of celebration for all! Location: Old Main - Room: 252. When: Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://anthromuseum.usu.edu Contact: Museum of Anthropology, 435-797-7545 firstname.lastname@example.org
AWHC FRONTIER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
The American West Heritage Center presents the annual Frontier Christmas Festival. This event includes chocolate tasting, candy cane making, live nativity, 1917 Christmas on the Farm, wagon rides, crafts, and more! Cost: $6 all ages, bring a can of food for the food bank and receive $1 off admission. When: Friday night from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday from noon to 9pm. Website: http://www.awhc.org Where: American West Heritage Center in Wellsville. Contact: 435-245-6050 or email@example.com
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO NIBLEY
After Santa gets done in Providence he is heading over to Nibley where he and elves (the Nibley City Royalty and Youth Council) will be serving up hot chocolate and cookies and hosting a cupcake walk. There will also be time to whisper wishes into Santa's ear and play on the Little Wonders indoor playground. We appreciate the kindness and good service that Mike and Vickie Arambel provide to the City of Nibley with their state-of-the-art pre-school. Come join us in celebrating this holiday tradition. Where: Little Wonders Pre-School (3223 S Main, Nibley). When: Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
AGGIE GYMNASTICS EXHIBITION
The lady Aggies will be presenting the Gymnastics Blue and White Exhibition. When: Saturday at 1pm. Where: HPER Building (Although I believe this is an error and it is probably going to be in the Spectrum). Open to: Everyone! For more information call, 435-797-1850. (Consider buying a USU Women's Sports All Season Pass, it is $50 and it will get you into every Volleyball, Women's Basketball and Gymnastics meet. This is the best deal in USU sports packages.)
VOICE MALE CHRISTMAS
Voice Male comes home for a key stop on their annual Christmas tour. They'll sing beautifully, execute choreography poorly, joke extensively, and spread Christmas cheer. Smile. Laugh. Enjoy! Cost: $8-15 (group discounts available). Venue: Ellen Eccles Theater 43 S Main St Logan, Utah 84321 Logan, Utah 84321 (435) 752-0026. When: Saturday at 1:30pm and again at 7pm.
USU SENIOR VIOLIN RECITAL
Senior Violin Recital of Emily Williams,a Violin Performance major at USU. It will be held in The Performance Hall on the USU campus on Saturday, December 10th at 5:00 pm. Come enjoy the great works of Bach, Wieniawski, and Sibelius! Cost: Free!
LIVE NATIVITY AT THE MORGAN FARM
The Live Nativity at the Morgan farm will be held the second weekend in December 2011. Friday December 9th, Saturday 10th and Monday December 12th, From 5:30PM to 9:00 PM each night. This is a benefit for the Cache food pantry. Admission is a suggested donation of one canned food item per person or $2 per person over four years of age , or $10 per family. Moses the camel will be with us again this year. We will also have the Horse drwawn hay wagon rides from the South parking lot of Elkhorm park to and from the farm. Fire barrels and Hot chocolate will be available to help warm you up on these cold nights. come and enjoy contemplating the real meaning of Chistmas while giving the gift of food to those gong through tough times right now. Location: 2800 South 800 West Nibley, UT 84321. Phone: 435-213-0033. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Live-Nativity-Benefit-Nibley/204724806269914
AWHC CHRISTMAS FEAST
The American West Heritage Center invites you to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and theatre at an old fashioned Christmas feast on the farm. We will have wagon rides, a delicious meal, and a special presentation of "A Wild West Christmas Carol". Where: AWHC in Wellsville. Contact: email@example.com or 435.245.6050. When: Saturday, December 10th from 6pm to 9pm. Cost: Adults $24.50, Kids 3-11 $19.50.
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/
PICKLEVILLE'S 12.25 CHRISTMAS DINNER & SHOW
Pickleville Christmas is back again, now more hilarious than ever. Written by T.J. Davis, this unique, family-fun show will light the fire of Christmas under any "Grinchified-Scroogie-Bum" in town and is sure to become one of your favorite Holiday traditions for years to come. Contact: Pickleville, 435-755-0968. Website: http://www.picklevilleplayhouse.com/christmas.html Time: Dinner 6:00pm, Show 7:30pm. Date: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 19, 23 (two shows on the 23rd--matinee at 1:30PM). Location: Eccles Conference Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. Cost: $16 Adults, $12 Children.
FILM SCREENING @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
TABERNACLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Logan Tabernacle presents the Holiday Concert Series for your enjoyment on Tuesdays through Sundays this holiday season. All performances are free and open to the public. Saturday Dec. 10th @ 4PM - Bear River Valley Reflections (Women's Chorus)
FOUR SEASONS THEATRE CO. PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
This holiday season the classic Dickens novel comes to life as Four Seasons Theatre Company presents the musical “A Christmas Carol.” This version of “A Christmas Carol” was originally performed at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Music was written by Alan Menken, Academy Award winning composer of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Not surprisingly, the music in “A Christmas Carol” has a very Disney-esque feel that will delight audiences and inspire them with the Spirit of Christmas. The performance runs December 1 -3, 5, and 8-10 AT 7:30PM on the Sky View High School stage. Tickets to “A Christmas Carol” are available now at skyviewtix.org or call 435-563-6273 and are $10-12.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Heritage Theatre in Perry presents, A Christmas Carol, based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens, features Nick Velas as the determined miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances begin November 26th and run each Monday, Friday and Saturday through December 17th (at 7:30 pm), with matinees December 3rd and 10th (at 2 pm). Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Make reservations early to ensure a seat for everyone in the family! Website: http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/
The Old Barn Theatre in Collinston presents: White Christmas. White Christmas is a veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes that are woven into the show's plotline.
Bob Wallace and Phil Davis are nightclub entertainers whose plans are altered when they meet singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The men follow the sisters to Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general. After discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the general out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil's army buddies. This heartwarming story along with classic musical numbers such as White Christmas, is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. December 2, 3, 5, 9, 10*, 10, 12, 16, 17*, 17. Matinees are marked with *. Shows are at 7:30pm, *Matinees are at 2:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Online Tickets or Call in Reservations (435-458-2276) are highly recommended. Where: 3605 Bigler Road, Collinston,Utah. Cost: $7 -$8.
USU Theatre presents: Twentieth Century. Set in two 1930s luxury drawing rooms and the observation lounge of the Twentieth Century Limited train, a flamboyant theatre producer, Oscar Jaffe, is trying to convince his old flame, Lily Garland, to sign an acting contract. Meanwhile, Oscar is doing his best to ward off a would-be playwright, Lily’s boyfriend, a producer and a religious fanatic, among others, on the train as he attempts to seal a deal with Lily. Where: Morgan Theatre in the Chase Fine Arts Center, on the USU Campus. When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm. Cost: $13 GA, $10 Seniors and youth, $8 USU faculty and staff, free for USU students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Location: 1650 E 1600 N, North Logan, UT
LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Saturday, December 10th at 8pm. Bad Guy w/Old World, The Shuttles (Folk/Rock) Cost: $5. Where: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan.
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 9pm – 10pm. Cost: $5
TRUE AGGIE NIGHT
Whenever the full moon arrives, so does Student Alumni and True Aggie Night! Be at the 'A' just before midnight. Wear your SAA shirt and get a "fast pass" to the front of the line. To become a True Aggie, you must kiss someone who already is one. Everyone come! Location: Quad. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. When: Saturday from 11:45pm to 1am. Cost: Free! Contact: Megan Allen, 435-797-7399 email@example.com