Monday, October 31, 2011

If I were a zombie...



I am trying to find out where I can purchase a download of this for my ipod. It is totally going on my Halloween playlist.

E-Wok

I invited a friend from work to bring her son to my family's Halloween party this past Saturday. She found the most adorable ewok costume for him. The dry ice cloud coming out of the homemade root beer kept him entertained for quite a while. It is always a lot of fun watching a child discover something new.

Here is little E in his ewok costume (minus the hood) trying to figure out what this cloud stuff is.



Thursday 11/03/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBIT
Come view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

MIGHTY ME WORKSHOP
Sunshine Terrace Wellness Center and BRAG are offering “Mighty Me” workshops on brain health from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at SST Wellness Center, 209 W. 300 North. Classes are free of charge. Call Allison at 713-1468 or the Wellness Center at 752-9321 with any questions.

CITRUS & SAGE OPEN MIC NIGHT
Every Thursday there's "OPEN MIC NITE". Bring your musical talents and groupies and jam out in THE ROOM. 5-7PM @ Citrus and Sage Cafe on 100 East and 100 North in Logan http://www.citrusandsage.biz/index.html

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/

KNOTTY KNITTERS
The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. Everyone is invited to work on their crochet, knitting, needlework, cross-stitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

KITCHEN KNEADS COOKING CLASS
Christmas Morning Breakfast! Christmas is a special day that deserves some special treatment but no one wants to spend all morning in the kitchen preparing breakfast! Annette Blackburn has breakfast ideas to make your Christmas morning special for your family and a breeze for you! Don't miss out on any of the fun and create special memories around the breakfast table with the recipes in this class. Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. Menu: Breakfast Cookies, Eggs Benedict Casserole, Apple Upside-Down Breakfast Cake, Hashbrown Casserole, Fruit Muffins, Pita Pockets. Price $15. Contact: 435-752-9220 chris@luvtocook.com Where: 1211 N Main, Logan.

EXPLORE ARMENIA SPECIAL LECTURE
SIBED Presents: Explore Armenia Special Lecture: Armenian Student Association- 6:30PM to 7:30PM Do you know where Armenia is? The smallest of the former Soviet Union republics, Armenia is rich in culture. Come enjoy an evening learning about the history and current events from USU's own Armenian students Thursday at 6:30 PM, hosted by the Society for International Business and Economic Development (SIBED). Traditional Armenian food will be provided. Where: Engineering Room 203, USU Campus.

FREE MACEYS COOKING CLASS
Home Remedies! Jamie S. will help us to fight the cold & flu season by learning how to make healthy, easy, natural, and lo-cost home remedies. Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today at the service desk or call 435.753.3301. Where: Macey's Grocery Store in Providence - the Little Theatre. Open to ages 10 & up. When: Thursday at 7pm. Cost: FREE!

BIG BAND SWING CLUB
Thursday, Sep 22 - 7:00PM to 10:00PM Come learn Big Band Swing Dancing! Swing Dancing is an original American art form, and a fun way to exercise and meet people. Come alone or with a partner; we offer lessons at 7, followed by social dancing. Beginners are welcome, and your first time is free. Come dance with us! Location: HPER Building - Room: 215. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.usu.edu/swing/ Contact: Jennifer Monsen, 801-699-0441 havoc.monkey@gmail.com

CHEAP SKATE NIGHT
First Thursday of the Month at 7pm! 2825 N. 200 E. North Logan, UT 84341 Phone: (435) 787-2288 GENERAL SESSION PUBLIC SKATING PRICES $4.50 admission $3.50 age 8 & under or 55 & over Skate Rental: $1.75 www.ecclesice.com

SHERWOOD HILLS - DARK MEADOWS MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE AND FOREST
The Sherwood Hills Resort and Spa located at 7877 S. Hwy 89-91 in Wellsville, Utah 84339 is a relatively new resort. What most people don’t know is that it actually replaced a much older hotel & manor. The old hotel & manor was not far from where Sherwood Hills now stands. Anyone who visits Sherwood Hills knows not to venture too far to the west of the grounds and into the forest. Dark Meadows Manor Haunted House and Forest is open for haunting September 23rd through November 5th. Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm (dark) to 10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm to 12:30pm. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays. Also closed if the weather is beyond lite rain. General Admission is $13.00, Tickets can be purchased at the event or ordered via phone now by calling (435) 245-5054. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dark-Meadows-Haunted-Forest-Manor/175904772478024 Website: http://www.darkmeadows.com/Home/tabid/199/Default.aspx

LEARN TO ROLL YOUR KAYAK
Kayak Roll Session 7:30pm- 9:30pm HYPER Pool Cost: $5/$8/$10. Starting in October our roll sessions will be held on Thursdays. Come practice your whitewater kayak roll in the HPER pool. Can't roll? No problem, we will have instructors on hand to help you figure it out. All equipment is provided, just bring your suit. This is open to students, faculty/staff, and the general public. Pre-register at the ORP. 435-797-3264.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
The Chamber Music Society of Logan presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:30 pm at the Caine Performance Hall on the USU campus. Individual, student, and season tickets available. For more information, visit www.cmslogan.org

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS
Hailing from Hebei, China, The GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS represent the best of a time honored tradition. Marvel at their breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty, combining acrobatics, traditional dance, and spectacular costumes. Discount available for children, USU students, groups and multiple show purchases. Contact: CVCA Ticket Office (435) 752-0026 cvcaticketoffice@gmail.com Website: http://www.centerforthearts.us/events.html Time: 7:30PM Date: Thursday and Friday November 3-4, 2011 Location: Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main Street, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: $16-$22

BATC FASHION SHOW
BATC Fashion Merchandising students present their annual Fall Fashion Show 2011. “Passport to Fashion” will be the theme for the fashion show to be held Nov 3rd and 4th at 730p.m. at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N 600 West. Tickets for the show are $5 and will be available in advance at the BATC bookstore or on the nights of the show at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more information: KaDee Rawlinson (435-750-3235).

DANCE UNITED CLUB
Each month the club focuses on teaching a different dance. October is Big Band Swing Dancing. November the club is looking at doing something like ballroom style, samba, or salsa. If you are interested in becoming a member, membership is $10 which includes a free t-shirt and admittance to all the membership parties. Lessons start at 8pm. Where: Tippets Gallery in the USU Chase Fine Arts Building.

Modern Marriage



#1 - Why is this on CNN? Shouldn't they be putting REAL news out in the world?

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/31/report-kim-kardashian-files-for-divorce/?hpt=hp_t2

#2 - I don't feel sorry for anyone in that marriage/divorce. If they had spent less time trying to be on TV and more time at home working on their relationship, they might still be together.

#3 - They spent $10 million on a wedding and the marriage lasted 72 days, that's approximately $139,000 per day of their marriage. Maybe they should have spent a little less on the ceremony and reception and a little bit more on relationship counseling and getting to know one another. My wedding cost about $2,000 and we've last a lot longer, we've had our bumpy moments but we get through them because life isn't about finances and debts and jobs and stress...it is about people and moments and experiences and making others happy.

All divorces are sad, this one just happens to be sad AND pathetic. I don't know them, in fact I don't really care about them or know why they are famous, but one would hope that they would try a little harder and little longer than 72 days to make things work.

Here's an idea, how about they pay me some of that money they seem to love flushing away and I'll give them the same no nonsense talk about real life and marriage that my mother gave me. I'll even let them rent out my tiny house, live on my budget, juggle my bills, do my chores, and swap jobs for an escape from their paparazzi driven L.A. lifestyles so they can see what life and marriage is like on $20k a year with real responsibilities...then if they cracked after 72 days I wouldn't blame them.

Wednesday 11/02/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK
Dr Keith Hammond and Dr Celeste Mortenson want to send some sweets to our troops in gratitude for protecting our freedoms. We are hosting a “Halloween Candy Buy Back”. So, all you Trick or Treaters bring your candy to our office at 290 N 200 East in Logan on Tuesday, Nov 1st and Wed, Nov 2nd, and we will give you one dollar per pound for your candy. Then the care packages, full of treats, will be sent to our troops overseas.

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBIT
Come view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

MOM OR DAD & ME ICE SKATING
Mom or Dad & Me sessions are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Eccles Ice Center. Location: 2825 N. 200 East. For $6 a session, pre-school age children skate for free with a paying adult and receive a complimentary hot chocolate. Call 787-2288 or visit http://www.ecclesice.com/ for more information.

YE OLDE TYME QUILTERS
Ye Olde Tyme Quilters meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main St. Lunch will follow. Prices will vary. For more information or to schedule free transportation, contact Royella at 753-5353 ext. 105.

USU MEDITATION CLUB
All levels of meditation experience are welcome for our weekly sit. There will be instruction provided for those who desire it, and we typically sit for 30 minutes. Time will be made for announcements and the sharing of experiences. Open to: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. When: Wednesday at noon. Location: TSC room 335. Contact: Pete Tauber 224-622-3995 peter.tauber@aggiemail.usu.edu

SNC NATURE NIGHT
The theme is Great Migrations! Stokes Nature Center invites families to join us for our monthly Nature Night! We'll keep the lights on late for a special evening of lessons on our local natural wonders, creative nature crafts, and a chance to visit the center's exhibits and critters after hours. For more information contact SNC at 435.755.3239 or nature@logannature.org Website: http://www.logannature.org Location: 2696 E HWY 89, Logan Canyon. When: Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm (drop in). Cost: Free!

DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN LECTURE ON AUSTISM
World-renowned animal psychologist Dr Temple Grandin will speak at USU on November 2nd in the TSC ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Grandin has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. She will speak at 430p.m. about her life with autism and at 6p.m. about animal welfare. Between lectures, Dr Grandin will sign copies of her newest book, “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s”. For more information: (797-0305). Where: The TSC Ballroom, USU Campus. Cost: Free.

FAMILY NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A OF LOGAN
Family Night at Chick-fil-A at Logan is FUN and FREE! We provide you with a craft for the kids, free face painting and balloon animals! You'll also get to hang out, take a picture with and dance with the Chick-fil-A cow! When: Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS
BRAG (Bear River Association of Governments)and the Alzheimer’s Association presents ‘Living with Alzheimers’ (For Caregivers)- an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association every Wednesday night from 6p.m. to 7p.m at 170 N Main in Logan (BRAG office southeast entrance). Contact: Deborah Crowther @ 435-713-1462

DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN LECTURE ON ANIMAL WELFARE
World-renowned animal psychologist Dr Temple Grandin will speak at USU on November 2nd in the TSC ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Grandin has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. She will speak at 430p.m. about her life with autism and at 6p.m. about animal welfare. Between lectures, Dr Grandin will sign copies of her newest book, “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s”. For more information: (797-0305). Where: The TSC Ballroom, USU Campus. Cost: Free.

INTERNET CAFE AT 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! When: Wednesdays from 6pm until midnight. http://www.loganarthouse.com/

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE AUCTION
RRR Auction has a LIVE auction every Wednesday night at 6 pm till done with a LIVE Auctioneer, Food Vendors, Lots of goods to be sold and fun to be had. Please stop by early and browse the auction and sign up to be a bidder!!! See you there!!! Where: 244 S Main, Logan. Contact: 512.6880 carolynnpease@yahoo.com

TO PRESERVE THE NATION CLASS
Scott Bradley hosts a weekly class on the Constitution titled “To Preserve The Nation” at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays upstairs at The Book Table. There is no charge. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844.

PAIN MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Pain Management Support Group (Soakers Club) meets every Wednesday night at 715p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. in the parking lot of Square One Printing (630 W 200 North, Logan) to car pool over to Crystal Hot Springs for a few hours of soaking in the warm mineral pools. This is a great way to help alleviate pain and promote optimal health. For more information and to RSVP your space in a car pool call Beverly (435-755-3206).

SMALL TIME BIG TIME JAM
Come enjoy a night of jazz at "Small Time Big Time Jam" Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the USU Performance Hall. Cost: $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff, free for USU students w/ID.

FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTING FROM USU ART GUILD
We will be holding weekly figure study sessions for students and community members that would like to practice work with the human figure. When: Wednesday at 7:30pm. Cost: Each session is $5, or $40 for the whole semester (to pay the model). Location: Chas Fine Arts Center, USU Campus, Room 209. Open to: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Halland Larsen 801.865.1254 artguildusu@gmail.com

COUNTRY SWING DANCING
Come country swing dancing at the Cache Valley Fun Park. When: Wednesdays from 9pm until close. Cost: $4 per person. Visit their website for more information: http://www.cachevalleyfunpark.com/

Happy Halloween!

I'm terrible at pumpkin carving and if this morning accidental eye poking incident is any indication, I should never be allowed to handle sharp objects or sticks ever again. So here are some pumpkins that my sister's family carved.

Tuesday 11/01/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK
Dr Keith Hammond and Dr Celeste Mortenson want to send some sweets to our troops in gratitude for protecting our freedoms. We are hosting a “Halloween Candy Buy Back”. So, all you Trick or Treaters bring your candy to our office at 290 N 200 East in Logan on Tuesday, Nov 1st and Wed, Nov 2nd, and we will give you one dollar per pound for your candy. Then the care packages, full of treats, will be sent to our troops overseas.

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBIT
Come view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

TEEN TUESDAY: SO CRAFTY!
Looking for something fun to do after school? Then come to the library for Teen Tuesdays. Beginning September 6th, we'll be doing something fun every Tuesday at 4:00 pm. If you like to create things or show off your artistic skills, this activity is for you. On the first Tuesday of each month we'll make a different craft. Some months we'll recycle cereal boxes into pencil cases. Other months we'll make wallets out of duct tape. Every month we'll have fun, and you'll get a creation to take home. Contact: Rachel Anderson - Teen Services Librarian, 435-716-9134 or Logan Library, 435-716-9123. Website: http://library.loganutah.org/teens/teentuesday.cfm Time: 4PM 1st Tuesday of each month Location: Logan Library - Jim Bridger Room, 255 N Main, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free

COLLEGE NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A
Did you know Tuesday night is now College Night at Chick-fil-A at Logan? Show your college ID from 5pm-9pm and get two #1 adult meals for the price of one! That's 2 Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches, medium Potato Waffle Fries and medium beverages! Don't forget your favorite sauce! Logan location only.
Valid only on Tuesdays between the hours of 5pm-9pm, for #1 adult meal. No substitutions, customer responsible for payment of any add-ons (i.e. lettuce, tomato, bacon, upsize, etc.). Valid ID from any college acceptable. Expired ID's are not acceptable. Available for a limited time.

KITCHEN KNEADS COOKING CLASS
Everything Wontons!
It's always more fun to eat something in a bite-sized package. Premade wonton wrappers are the perfect thing to wrap up all kinds of delicious things! In this class, learn from Tiffany Jeppsen all of the fun and creative things you can do with this amazing dough. Just in time for the holidays, these bite-sized creations are a fun way to entertain with a twist! Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. Menu: Spinach & Feta Cheese Cups, Crab Dumplings with Sesame Soy Sauce, Crispy Banana Wraps with Hot Fudge Sauce. Cost: $15. Contact: 435-752-9220 chris@luvtocook.com Where: 1211 N Main, Logan.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
Open Mic Night at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. Come watch or perform music, stand up comedy, and poetry. Come early or sign up on Facebook to perform. $2 at the door. Free for performers.
When: Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Website: http://www.loganarthouse.com/

BENJAMIN BRITTEN WAR REQUIEM SEMINAR
Caine College of the Arts Dean, Dr. Craig Jessop will present a seminar on the Benjamin Britten War Requiem, Opus 66 on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Edith Bowen School. Attendees may receive discounts on the future purchase of Britten War Requiem tickets for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra concert on November 12 at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan. The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra performances (in Salt Lake’s Cathedral of the Madeleine and in the Eccles theater) of the War Requiem mark a number of significant anniversaries. 2013 is the hundredth anniversary of Britten’s birth, and May of 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the original performance at the dedication of Coventry Cathedral. Of even more significance to us is the involvement of our country in continuing wars and the date: 11/11/11 will not come again. Contact: John Ribera, 435.512.0898. Website: http://www.AmericanFestivalChorus.org

TEMPLE GRANDIN MOVIE SCREENING
There will be a free screening of the HBO movie "Temple Grandin," featuring Claire Daines. The movie depicts the life of Dr. Grandin, a world renowned advocate, author and speaker on animal welfare and autism spectrum disorder. She was diagnosed with autism as a child. She went on to design humane cattle handling systems and revolutionize the way the animals were treated. The movie screening is in advance of Dr. Grandin's visit to the Utah State University campus on November 2. Where: The TSC Auditorium, USU Campus. Open to: Everyone! Contact: Jolynne Lyon, 435.797.1977, jolynne.lyon@usu.edu Website: http://www.cpdusu.org/TempleGrandin Cost: Free! When: Tuesday at 7pm.

FREE MACEYS COOKING CLASS
Soup's On! This is Trina Thomas' 10 year Anniversary class here at Maceys! She will be sharing some of her family's favorite fall soup recipes. The nights are getting colder and her soup recipes will hit the spot! Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today at the service desk or call 435.753.3301. Where: Macey's Grocery Store in Providence - the Little Theatre. Open to ages 10 & up. When: Tuesday at 7pm. Cost: FREE!

OLD SKOOL SKATE NIGHT
The Cache Valley Fun Park hosts Old Skool Skate Night! It starts at 9pm -11 pm. This day is also $2 Tuesday, so any activity this day costs only $2! Befriending the Fun Park on Facebook can give you great deals (especially on Old Skool Night) if you check their page before heading in.

WHITTIER CENTER SALSA DANCING
Join us for weekly Salsa Dancing: Tuesdays, 9:30-midnight, $3 per person, Beginning and Intermediate Class 9:30-10:30 p.m at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 E., Logan, UT.

Last Hike Of The Year

2 Saturdays ago my friend Becca and I went for one last hike of the year. Oh yeah and it happened to coincide with the opening day of the deer hunt, hence our lovely blaze orange accessories.





We usually hit one of the many trails in Logan Canyon but decided to get up bright and early (before sunrise) and headed to the Rattle Snake Trail trailhead in Wellsville (aka Sardine) Canyon. Sure enough when we got to the parking area it was full of trucks and horse trailers. We went through the gate and up the trail to where it opened into a meadow and there we saw the sweetest older couple out hunting together, the husband had the gun and the wife had the binoculars. We passed a few more hikers and a lot more hunters along the way.



The sun came up while we were on the trail and it was lovely. It is amazing what seeing a beautiful sunrise can do after a long and stressful week.





There was lots of fall color but a lot of the leaves had fallen. I enjoyed the feel and the sound of the dry leaves crunching under my feet.



We took the old jeep road that goes west and ends at a cell phone tower and what looks like and electrical substation. It had gorgeous views of the valley. Instead of heading back right away we found a comfortable perch on the edge of the hill and enjoyed the morning while we caught up, accompanied by the sounds of distant rifle reports. It was a perfect last hike and I can't wait until next spring when we can start all over again.















Monday 10/31/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN TREAT WALK
Enjoy a fun and safe celebration of trick-or-treating during the 8th Annual Treat Walk in Logan Downtown on Halloween Day. No rush for moms and dads; businesses will be open during their regular business hours, so come to town anytime. Just look for the Halloween Treat Walk poster in their door. Plenty of free parking available. Contact: Gary Saxton, 435.752.2161, logandowntown@gmail.com Website: http://www.logandowntown.org Time: 10AM-6PM. Date: Monday October 31, 2011. Location: Logan Historic Downtown. Cost: Free

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBIT
Come view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

MOM OR DAD & ME ICE SKATING
Mom or Dad & Me sessions are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Eccles Ice Center. Location: 2825 N. 200 East. For $6 a session, pre-school age children skate for free with a paying adult and receive a complimentary hot chocolate. Call 787-2288 or visit http://www.ecclesice.com/ for more information.

AWHC FALL HARVEST DAYS & CORN MAZE
The American West Heritage Center in Wellsville is open for their annual Fall Harvest Days & Corn Maze!. Includes corn maze, straw bale maze, hay forts and more! Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. $6 adults, $5 kids 3-11/students/military/seniors. Website: http://www.awhc.org/

ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE TOUR
Tours commence at 10:30 Am every Monday & Friday, except for show days & holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA Ticket Office at 435-752-0026.

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE BLIND?
As part of National Blind Awareness Month, the National Federation of the Blind and students in Dr. Barlow's "Religion, Evil and Human Suffering" program students will be demonstrating the tools used to make their life and attending USU easier. There will also be a obstacle course where sighted students will be blind folded and with a cane, navigate the course. A petition, requesting automoble makers to make their electric cars less quiet, will be available. Books featuring stories of blind men and women will be available for perusal. There will be a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the USU Bookstore as well as refreshments. All are welcome. Monday from 11am to 1pm. Location: The TSC International Lounge, USU Campus. Admission: Free. Contact: Michele Pogh, 435.797.8044, michele_plogh@yahoo.com

DROP IN HALLOWEEN STORY TIME
This Halloween drop in to the Logan Library for our annual Halloween Storytime! Come dressed in your costumes for spooky books, frightfully fun tales, and a special prize for every child that attends! Every child, mummy, & monster is welcome. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Logan Library, 435-716-9123 Time: 11AM. Date: Monday October 31, 2011. Location: Logan Library - Jim Bridger Room, 255 N Main, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free

CACHE VALLEY MALL TRICK OR TREAT
Trick or Treat at the Cache Valley Mall. Children 10 and under are welcome to trick-or-treat at the Mall. Monday, October 31 from 2 pm - 6 pm. Cost: Free!

WHITTIER HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
The 81st annual Whittier Center ‘Halloween Festival’ will be held Monday afternoon from 3p.m. to 6p.m. at the center (290 N 400 East) in Logan. Featuring games, activities, fortune telling, flaming pumpkin patch, cakewalk & more. Tickets available at the door (.25 cents per ticket). Bring in a can for the Utah Food Bank and receive 5 free tickets. For more information: (435-753-9008)

GREEN CANYON CORN MAZE
Welcome to Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze! Over 20 acres... the largest corn maze in Cache Valley. But don't let that scare you, there's a halfway point exit for the option to end your journey, or you can continue on. We also have maps available in case you get REALLY lost. We design our own maze from start to finish,making our maze very unique - this years maze is Egyptian themed! Craving some fright in your life? The maze becomes haunted @ dark every Friday and Saturday from September 30 to October 31. Bring your nerves of steel. *(Some young children would rather enjoy the maze when it's not haunted, so if you have little ones, plan accordingly.)* Cost: Non-Haunted •Adults (12 and up) - $6.00 •Children (3-11) - $4.00 Haunted •Adults (12 and up) $7.00 •Kids( 3-11) $5.00 Don't forget to copy off your coupons for a buck off! Monday is Family night! Family night special: A family of 6 can get in for $25.00! (Must be immediate family. Visit http://www.greencanyonfarms.com/ for details and to print a money saving coupon. Open Mon-Thursday from 5pm to 11pm. Friday 5pm to midnight. Saturday 2pm to midnight.

LITTLE BEAR BOTTOMS CORN MAZE
Little Bear Bottoms is a family farm that grows sod and corn. We are basically a non-profit organization like many of the other farmers around here. Our corn mazes are a ton of fun. From our Hay forts to the snowmobile grass drag races to the Haunted River trail it is our goal to offer a variety of activities associated with fall and Halloween to make Little Bear Bottoms fun for people of all ages. Many of the haunters are our own kids or friends and neighbors who live nearby. We just happen to have a spooky barn and a great place along the river for a spook alley, so we just want to invite everyone in to enjoy it with us. Location: 5000 s hwy 89/91 Wellsville, UT 84339, Little Bear Bottoms is located .2 miles south of the Phillips 66-Burger King on the east side of Hwy 89/91. When: Monday - Thursday 5-10 pm Friday 5-11 pm Saturday 1-11 pm UEA Special Weekend 1-11 pm. Please visit the website for prices and more information http://www.lbbcornmaze.com/index.html

ROCKHAUS FAMILY NIGHT
Monday is Family Night $7.00/person minimum of 2 after 5:00 PM. Must be immediate family. 1780 NORTH 200 EAST NORTH LOGAN, UTAH 84321 Contact: Rockhaus Climbing Gym phone: 435.713.0068 fax: 435.713.0069

FAMILY NIGHT ICE SKATING
The Eccles Ice Center offers Family Night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays at the center, 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. Up to eight people can skate for $30, including skates. Call 752-1170 for an updated, daily schedule as times are subject to change. For more information, call 787-2288.

HAUNTED HOUSE
Come to the free Haunted House at the Lundstrom Center. Free for USU Students. Contact: Erika Norton, 801.634.4483, erika.k.norton@gmail.com Monday from 7pm to 11pm.

COSMIC BOWLING
The Cache Valley Fun Park offers Cosmic Bowling every Monday from 7pm until close. Bowling prices start at 3pm. Location: 255 E 1770 N, North Logan.

SHERWOOD HILLS - DARK MEADOWS MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE AND FOREST
The Sherwood Hills Resort and Spa located at 7877 S. Hwy 89-91 in Wellsville, Utah 84339 is a relatively new resort. What most people don’t know is that it actually replaced a much older hotel & manor. The old hotel & manor was not far from where Sherwood Hills now stands. Anyone who visits Sherwood Hills knows not to venture too far to the west of the grounds and into the forest. Dark Meadows Manor Haunted House and Forest is open for haunting September 23rd through November 5th. Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm (dark) to 10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm to 12:30pm. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays. Also closed if the weather is beyond lite rain. General Admission is $13.00, Tickets can be purchased at the event or ordered via phone now by calling (435) 245-5054. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/Dark-Meadows-Haunted-Forest-Manor/175904772478024 Website: http://www.darkmeadows.com/Home/tabid/199/Default.aspx

ART GUILD HALLOWEEN ART AUCTION
Bid on art from students and faculty of USU and enjoy a festive Halloween atmosphere. Caffe Ibis coffee and refreshmants will be served. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and you might win a prize! When: Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm. Where: Chase Fine Arts Center, Room 264, USU Campus. Open to: Everyone! Cost: Free! (Donations are encouraged). Website: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/83730309247/ Contact: Holland Larsen, 801.865.1254, artguildusu@gmail.com

USU COUNTRY SWING DANCE CLUB
Every Monday and Wednesday Night at the Fun Park from 9pm until close. Cost: $3 per person.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Movie Night

I am having some of my nieces and nephews over for a halloween movie night tomorrow. They range in age from under 1 year old to 18, so the movies have to be a good mix of fun and scary-but-not-too-scary. So far my potential movie list includes:

  • Spaced Invaders

  • Garfield's Halloween Special

  • Hocus Pocus

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Corpse Bride

  • Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

  • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

  • It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

  • Casper cartoons

  • Casper the movie

  • The Witches

  • The Haunted Mansion

  • The Munsters

  • The Addams Family tv show

  • The Addams Family movie

  • Harry Potter #1

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The ones I'm leaning towards or already own are in BOLD. Am I missing any good ones? Do you have a favorite that's not on my list? Please let me know.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cello Recital



Fall Cello recital at St. John's Episcopal Church. Sunday, October 30th at 5pm. Everyone is invited. Cost: Free!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Memories



For some reason this song reminds me of my grandma Margaret. She is my inspiration. She wasn't rich or famous, she didn't save lives, change the world, or cure cancer. She raised her son with the help of her family after her husband left just after the baby was born. Margaret never remarried, she never moved out of the home she was born and raised in, she never traveled. She worked without complaint until the week before she died at the age of 89. She served her family, friends, and neighbors. She patiently, quietly and lovingly persevered with grace through everything life could throw at her, right up until the very end.

Poets, musicians, and Hallmark always seem to say these things better than I can express. But at the end of the day when all is said and done, I love her and miss her more than I can say.

















Saturday 10/29/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
This fascinating tradition traces its origins back to Mesoamerican Aztec Culture. While it does share some aspects of Halloween, its focus is very different, as Day of the Dead is primarily a holiday to honor the ancestors. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in Day of the Dead traditions and explore the cultural meaning behind the holiday. Patrons will be able to make crafts and join in activities associated with Dia De Los Muertos. The Museum is open 10am - 4pm on Saturdays.. Contact: Museum of Anthropology, 435-797-7545, anthromuseum@usu.edu Website: http://anthromuseum.usu.edu/ Where: Where: Old Main Room 252 - USU Campus. 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, cro8onking@gmail.com

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBITCome view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

AWHC FALL HARVEST DAYS & CORN MAZE
The American West Heritage Center in Wellsville is open for their annual Fall Harvest Days & Corn Maze!. Includes corn maze, straw bale maze, hay forts and more!
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. $6 adults, $5 kids 3-11/students/military/seniors

NORTH LOGAN PUMPKIN TOSS 2011
Come have fun at the first annual North Logan Pumpkin Toss. See how far you can toss a pumpkin by hand. Watch USU ASME students launch pumpkins with catapults and other devices. Where: Elkridge Park, 2500 N 160 E, North Logan. When: Saturday at 1pm. Cost: Free!

USU WOMEN'S RUGBY
Come out to the HPER field to cheer on the USU Women's Rugby teal as they take on Lowland. For more information contact: Jessica Rich, 801.864.4046, jessicarich@aggiemail.usu.edu When: Saturday at 11am. Cost: Free!

GREEN CANYON CORN MAZE
Welcome to Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze! Over 20 acres... the largest corn maze in Cache Valley. But don't let that scare you, there's a halfway point exit for the option to end your journey, or you can continue on. We also have maps available in case you get REALLY lost. We design our own maze from start to finish,making our maze very unique - this years maze is Egyptian themed! Craving some fright in your life? The maze becomes haunted @ dark every Friday and Saturday from September 30 to October 31. Bring your nerves of steel. *(Some young children would rather enjoy the maze when it's not haunted, so if you have little ones, plan accordingly.)* Cost: Non-Haunted •Adults (12 and up) - $6.00 •Children (3-11) - $4.00 Haunted •Adults (12 and up) $7.00 •Kids( 3-11) $5.00 Don't forget to copy off your coupons for a buck off! Monday is Family night! Family night special: A family of 6 can get in for $25.00! (Must be immediate family). Visit
http://www.greencanyonfarms.com/ for details and to print a money saving coupon. Open Mon-Thursday from 5pm to 11pm. Friday 5pm to midnight. Saturday 2pm to midnight.

LITTLE BEAR BOTTOMS CORN MAZE
Little Bear Bottoms is a family farm that grows sod and corn. We are basically a non-profit organization like many of the other farmers around here. Our corn mazes are a ton of fun. From our Hay forts to the snowmobile grass drag races to the Haunted River trail it is our goal to offer a variety of activities associated with fall and Halloween to make Little Bear Bottoms fun for people of all ages. Many of the haunters are our own kids or friends and neighbors who live nearby. We just happen to have a spooky barn and a great place along the river for a spook alley, so we just want to invite everyone in to enjoy it with us. Location: 5000 s hwy 89/91 Wellsville, UT 84339, Little Bear Bottoms is located .2 miles south of the Phillips 66-Burger King on the east side of Hwy 89/91.
When: Monday - Thursday 5-10 pm Friday 5-11 pm Saturday 1-11 pm UEA Special Weekend 1-11 pm. Please visit the website for prices and more information http://www.lbbcornmaze.com/index.html

OPEN MIC POETRY @ CAFFEE IBIS
Quaid Peterson and friends will open your minds and hearts into a different way to look at things through poetry. Open invite to all poets out there. Come and share your poems! Location: 52 Federal Ave, Logan. When: Saturday from 5pm to 7pm. Cost: Free!

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/

USU VOLLEYBALL
Cheer on the Aggies as they take on Louisiana Tech in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. For more information contact: Athletics, 135.797.1850, jane.nielsen@usu.edu When: Saturday at 7pm.

AWHC'S HAUNTED HOLLOW
American West Heritage Center invites you to walk down the darker side of history with at the Haunted Hollow "Terrifying Tales from the Past". When: All October Weekends starting October 7 from 7pm to 10pm. Cost: $7.50 all ages, $10 adult combo ticket (corn maze & haunted hollow), $9 kids 3-11/students/seniors/military combo ticket. Contact: 435-245-6050, info@awhc.org Website: http://www.awhc.org/

SHERWOOD HILLS - DARK MEADOWS MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE AND FOREST
The Sherwood Hills Resort and Spa located at 7877 S. Hwy 89-91 in Wellsville, Utah 84339 is a relatively new resort. What most people don’t know is that it actually replaced a much older hotel & manor. The old hotel & manor was not far from where Sherwood Hills now stands. Anyone who visits Sherwood Hills knows not to venture too far to the west of the grounds and into the forest. Dark Meadows Manor Haunted House and Forest is open for haunting September 23rd through November 5th. Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm (dark) to 10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm to 12:30pm. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays. Also closed if the weather is beyond lite rain. General Admission is $13.00, Tickets can be purchased at the event or ordered via phone now by calling (435) 245-5054. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/Dark-Meadows-Haunted-Forest-Manor/175904772478024 Website: http://www.darkmeadows.com/Home/tabid/199/Default.aspx

THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Join Achtung![AHK-tuhng]Theatre Company for a night of haunting drama as they present their paranormal thriller 'The Woman in Black'. Tickets are $7/person and can be purchased at loganarthouse.com or at the door. Young children will not be admitted due to subject matter. All sales are final. For more information visit achtungtheatre.blogspot.com When: Thursday, Friday, at 7pm, Saturday 10/29 performance will take place at 10:30pm with other local acts performing before the show and a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show after.

OLRC REVIVAL: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
A Lyric favorite returns in this comedy-horror musical. Down and out on Skid Row, Seymour Krelborn hits a streak of luck when he discovers a strange and interesting plant that could be his ticket to fame and the affections of the woman he secretly loves--but at what price? Soon, the strange features of Seymour's freakish fauna spin the lives of the colorful and desperate characters at Mushnik's Skid Row Florists out of control. Little Shop of Horrors is bursting with energy backed by a trio of “doo-wop” singers. Website: arts.usu.edu Where: Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W Center, Logan. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Cost: $10-$16 reserved seating.

THE FOREIGNER
The Heritage Community Theatre in Perry presents "The Foreigner". The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. Where: Heritage Theater, 2505 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT. When: Mon, Fri, Sat from October 7th -29th at 7:30pm, matinee October 15th at 2pm. Cost: Adults: $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-12 $8, Children under 3 not allowed. Website: http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/index.html

SQUARE DANCING LESSONS/HALLOWEEN PARTY
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 are having a Halloween party! There will be prizes for the best costumes. Come join us for a lot of fun. 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 jerryanda1@live.com Location: 1650 E 1600 N, North Logan, UT.

SNC SPOOKY STORIES NIGHT
Stokes Nature Center presents storyteller Daniel Bishop with dramatic re-tellings of Logan Canyon’s most mysterious secrets, weaving local history with ghostly folklore about the people and places of Logan’s storied past Saturday night, Oct 29th at 730p.m. in the SNC cabin. (A shuttle from the River Trail parking area to the nature center will be provided at 715p.m. for those unable to trek up the trail to the center). Tickets for this event are just $5 and help support year-round community and school environmental education programs at SNC. For more info or to reserve tickets go to www.logannature.org or call (435-755-3239).

USU HOWL
ASUSU and S.T.A.B. present this year's CarnEvil HOWL 2011! This year's HOWL will feature entertainment provided by: Full Circle and Velocity Dance Crews, DJ Marcus Wing, and a Live Concert by CARTEL! There will be a lot of entertainment to be seen and fun to be had! Come dance and rock the night away at the CarnEvil HOWL! Contact: Kellen Hansen, 309.550.4664, kellen.hansen@gmail.com. Where: The TSC, USU Campus. When: Saturday from 8pm to 1am. Cost: USU Students: $10 in adv./$15 DOE; others: $20/$25

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

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
The cult classic will be playing at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. Come early for the best seats. Contact: Logan Arthouse & Cinema, 795 N Main, Logan, 435.213.3715. When: Saturday at 11:59pm.

Pottery Lessons

Carol Warburton is holding pottery classes in Paradise, UT. Her email is below.
I'm looking for someone to join a pottery class that I need one or two students to fill. My students so far consist of a grandmother and twin six-year-olds. They would like a class on Mon. or Wed. after 5 PM. I prefer to start no later than 5:45. Classes will either be $8.00 per time per student or $25.00 a month which includes materials.$20.00 per month if more than one family member sign up. We can start this class in Nov. and the students are interested in 5 lessons.let me know 435-760-2592 or respond to this email address mcwarburton @ gmail.com.
Her blog is www.carolethayne.blogspot.com

When Men Get Bored

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday 10/28/2011 Events

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, vicki.read@usu.edu When: Open all day during Merrill-Cazier Library hours from Oct. 24th to December 10th. Cost: Free!

USU FEAR FACTOR
Are you ready to face your fears? Don't miss your chance to see, touch and taste some crazy bugs! YOU can win prizes, including a brand new Nintendo DS! Bring $5 to compete or just come and enjoy watching the most nastacular campus event ever! Check us out on Facebook! USU Beekeeping and Entomology Club. Where: The TSC International Lounge, USU Campus. Contact: Joel Smith, 208.680.4965. Open to Everyone! Cost: Free! When: Friday from 10am to 12pm.

USU LIBRARIES CELEBRATE OPEN ACCESS!
The Merrill-Cazier Library will celebrate International Open Access Week Oct. 24-28. Did you ever wonder why you couldn’t get access to all of the information you need for your research? Everyone can get an answer to that and much more at a table (with candy!) in the Merrill-Cazier Library foyer between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during Open Access Week. Librarians will be on hand to answer such questions, explain the scholarly communications crisis and provide helpful ideas on how you can help liberate research. The campus community is also invited to join a panel discussion that explores the topic “Do we have a right to knowledge?” Ethicist Erica Holberg, physicist Charlie Torre and USU Press Director Michael Spooner present their unique perspectives on our right to knowledge and the open access movement in general. The discussion is Wednesday Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., at Merrill-Caizer Library Room 101, followed by refreshments. Website: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/ Contact: Andrew Wesolek, 435.7979.2650, andrew.wesolek@usu.edu Open to: Everyone! Cost: Free!

USU SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBIT
USU Student Scholarship Recipients Exhibit run from September 28th to October 27th from 10am to 5pm in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU Campus. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

USU ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBITCome view the 2011 Annual Graduate Exhibition in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Gallery 102, on the USU Campus. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Cost: Free. When: From October 17th through November 4th, 10am to 5pm.

AWHC FALL HARVEST DAYS & CORN MAZE
The American West Heritage Center in Wellsville is open for their annual Fall Harvest Days & Corn Maze!. Includes corn maze, straw bale maze, hay forts and more!
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. $6 adults, $5 kids 3-11/students/military/seniors

ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE TOUR
Tours commence at 10:30 Am every Monday & Friday, except for show days & holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA Ticket Office at 435-752-0026.

SENIORS BINGO
Hyrum Senior Citizen Center hosts Seniors Bingo every Friday from 12pm to 2pm. Location: 675 East Main Street Hyrum, UT 84319.

YOUTH CONSERVATORY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL/RECITAL
Where: Chase Fine Arts Center, Kent Concert Hall, USU Campus. Contact: CCA Box Office, 435.797.8022, ccatickets@usu.edu Website: http://arts.usu.edu When: Friday 1pm to 8pm.

USU SOCCER
Come cheer on the lady Aggies as they take on San Jose State at the Chuck & Gloria Bell Field here in Logan, http://www.utahstateaggies.com/school-bio/ust-bellsoccerfield.html When: Friday at 3pm. Cost: Free!

HYDE PARK SPOOK ALLEY FOR KIDS
The Hyde Park Youth City Scare Council presents a Half-Terror Spook Alley for elementary school age kids. It will be at the Hyde Park City officeThursday, Oct 27th and Friday, Oct 28th from 5p.m. to 730p.m. The admission is a $2 donation. Admission fee goes to baskets for needy families. For more information: (Stephanie Allred 563-4148 or 757-4938).

LIVE MUSIC @ CAFFE IBIS
Caffe Ibis presents, Katie Jo. With a gorgeous voice and impressive chops on the guitar, come support this up and coming singer/songwriter. When: Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Cost: Free!

GREEN CANYON CORN MAZE
Welcome to Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze! Over 20 acres... the largest corn maze in Cache Valley. But don't let that scare you, there's a halfway point exit for the option to end your journey, or you can continue on. We also have maps available in case you get REALLY lost. We design our own maze from start to finish,making our maze very unique - this years maze is Egyptian themed! Craving some fright in your life? The maze becomes haunted @ dark every Friday and Saturday from September 30 to October 31. Bring your nerves of steel. *(Some young children would rather enjoy the maze when it's not haunted, so if you have little ones, plan accordingly.)* Cost: Non-Haunted •Adults (12 and up) - $6.00 •Children (3-11) - $4.00 Haunted •Adults (12 and up) $7.00 •Kids( 3-11) $5.00 Don't forget to copy off your coupons for a buck off! Monday is Family night! Family night special: A family of 6 can get in for $25.00! (Must be immediate family). Visit
http://www.greencanyonfarms.com/ for details and to print a money saving coupon. Open Mon-Thursday from 5pm to 11pm. Friday 5pm to midnight. Saturday 2pm to midnight.

LITTLE BEAR BOTTOMS CORN MAZE
Little Bear Bottoms is a family farm that grows sod and corn. We are basically a non-profit organization like many of the other farmers around here. Our corn mazes are a ton of fun. From our Hay forts to the snowmobile grass drag races to the Haunted River trail it is our goal to offer a variety of activities associated with fall and Halloween to make Little Bear Bottoms fun for people of all ages. Many of the haunters are our own kids or friends and neighbors who live nearby. We just happen to have a spooky barn and a great place along the river for a spook alley, so we just want to invite everyone in to enjoy it with us. Location: 5000 s hwy 89/91 Wellsville, UT 84339, Little Bear Bottoms is located .2 miles south of the Phillips 66-Burger King on the east side of Hwy 89/91.
When: Monday - Thursday 5-10 pm Friday 5-11 pm Saturday 1-11 pm UEA Special Weekend 1-11 pm. Please visit the website for prices and more information http://www.lbbcornmaze.com/index.html

PROVIDENCE SAUERKRAUT DINNER
Providence City’s annual ‘Sauerkraut Dinner and Bazaar’ will be held Friday, Oct 28th at Spring Creek Middle School (350 W 100 North) in Providence. Craft Booths & Children’s Games from 5p.m. to 8p.m. The Sauerkraut Dinner from 530p.m. to 730p.m. and Free balloons from 6p.m. to 8p.m Advance tickets sold at Providence City Office (15 S Main) Monday-Thursday from 730a.m. to 530p.m. Call (435-752-9441 ext 14) to purchase tickets with a credit card for will call. Featuring a Traditional Turkey Dinner ($7 in advance/ $9 at the door) or a Hot Dog meal ($3 in advance/ $5 at the door). Catered by Iron Gate Grill. Come enjoy a great family evening having dinner, Christmas shopping, playing games, visiting with old friends and making new ones. Be sure to drop by the Historic Preservation booth and look at the display of our rich heritage. The Providence City Youth council is holding a food drive now thru mid-December. Their goal is to collect 5-thousand pounds of food to donate to the Cache Community Food Pantry. Please help them meet their goal by bringing food donations to the sauerkraut dinner.

FALL FESTIVAL
Com to the biggest Fall Festival party in the valley at Mountain Side Elementary School in Mendon! Come and take a walk through Monster Main Street, Prehistoric Parkway, and new this year, Jukebox Junction. Inflatables, games, dinner, treats, a silent auction and lots of fun! When: Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm

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/

ZOMBIE WALK
What: Come dressed as a zombie and join the walk against hunger. When: Friday, 28 October 2011, 6pm Where: Starting at the Old Courthouse Grounds, 179 North Main Street, Logan and parading to the Thatcher-Young Mansion, 100 South, for photos! Why: Food Drive for the Cache Community Food Pantry. Bring one or more food items: peanut butter, canned tuna, canned veggies, canned fruit, boxed meals, pasta. Extras: For those who enjoy Metal music, Why Sound's All Metals Eve party will begin at 7pm. For those who enjoy theatre, The Caine Lyric Theatre's production "Little Shop of Horrors" begins at 7:30pm. Contact: Gary Saxton, 435.554.8696 logandowntown@gmail.com

COMMON GROUND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE - MOVIE NIGHT
Come by the CGOA office to enjoy the company of friends, tasty treats and enjoy a family friendly movie. Where: 335 N 100 E, Logan. When: Friday at 6:30pm. Cost: $3.

HAUNTED LABS
It's back! Haunted Labs at the Utah State University Science and Engineering Building (park in the lot behind the Performance hall and look for the green laser). Come for a good time and a frightful scare! Contact: Hannah Blackburn 801-867-6470 hannah.blackburn@yahoo.com Open to Everyone! Website: https://www.usu.edu/science/htm/haunted-labs-at-usu-oct-28/ When: Friday night 7pm to Midnight. Cost: $5 for Students $7 for Others

PINK IN THE RINK
Join the Fight Against Cancer with “Pink in the Rink” on Friday, Oct 28th at 7p.m. at the Eccles Ice Center. The Utah State Hockey Team will going ‘Pink in the Rink’ that night. Also earlier from 4p.m. to 630p.m. Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of their food sales to Logan Regional’s Huntsman –Intermountain Cancer Center. There will be a costume contest for person 15 years of age and under. 3 winners will be chosen and announced at the hockey game. Also the players Pink Jerseys will be up for auction with many other prizes. For more information: (Patty 435-757-1660)

AGGIE GAME NIGHTS
Aggie Game Nights is a social gaming club at Utah State University. We play board, card, miniature, party, & role playing games. We meet Fridays, 7pm to midnight in Engineering 201. Bring friends & games. Everyone is invited! Websites: https://groups.google.com/group/aggie-game-nights https://www.facebook.com/groups/Aggie.Game.Nights/Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Ian Andrews Madsen 801-660-8960 aggie.game.nights@aggiemail.usu.edu


FRY STREET QUARTET: CROSSROADS
Presented by the Utah Bioneers with additional guests, LDS historian Kenneth Godfrey and Brian Moench, M.D., President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. Where: Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S Main, Logan. Contact: CCA Box Office, 435.797.8022, ccatickets.usu.edu Website: http://arts.usu.edu When: Friday at 7pm.

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
AllMetalsEVE! w/12 Ton Jezus, Darkblood, Decidal Carnage, Gravetown (metal). Where: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan. When: Friday at 7pm. Cost: $7

AWHC'S HAUNTED HOLLOW
American West Heritage Center invites you to walk down the darker side of history with at the Haunted Hollow "Terrifying Tales from the Past". When: All October Weekends starting October 7 from 7pm to 10pm. Cost: $7.50 all ages, $10 adult combo ticket (corn maze & haunted hollow), $9 kids 3-11/students/seniors/military combo ticket. Contact: 435-245-6050, info@awhc.org Website: http://www.awhc.org/

SHERWOOD HILLS - DARK MEADOWS MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE AND FOREST
The Sherwood Hills Resort and Spa located at 7877 S. Hwy 89-91 in Wellsville, Utah 84339 is a relatively new resort. What most people don’t know is that it actually replaced a much older hotel & manor. The old hotel & manor was not far from where Sherwood Hills now stands. Anyone who visits Sherwood Hills knows not to venture too far to the west of the grounds and into the forest. Dark Meadows Manor Haunted House and Forest is open for haunting September 23rd through November 5th. Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm (dark) to 10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm to 12:30pm. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays. Also closed if the weather is beyond lite rain. General Admission is $13.00, Tickets can be purchased at the event or ordered via phone now by calling (435) 245-5054. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/Dark-Meadows-Haunted-Forest-Manor/175904772478024 Website: http://www.darkmeadows.com/Home/tabid/199/Default.aspx

THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Join Achtung![AHK-tuhng]Theatre Company for a night of haunting drama as they present their paranormal thriller 'The Woman in Black'. Tickets are $7/person and can be purchased at loganarthouse.com or at the door. Young children will not be admitted due to subject matter. All sales are final. For more information visit achtungtheatre.blogspot.com When: Thursday, Friday, at 7pm, Saturday 10/29 performance will take place at 10:30pm with other local acts performing before the show and a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show after.

USU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The USU Symphony Orchestra presents 'Chamber Orchestra Delights,' an evening of music by Elgar, Bach and Schubert. Where: The USU Performance Hall. Contact: CCA Box Office 435-797-8022 ccatickets@usu.edu Website: http://arts.usu.edu Open to Everyone! When: Friday at 7:30pm. Cost: $10 general admission, $8 senior and youth, $5 faculty and staff, free for USU students

OLRC REVIVAL: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
A Lyric favorite returns in this comedy-horror musical. Down and out on Skid Row, Seymour Krelborn hits a streak of luck when he discovers a strange and interesting plant that could be his ticket to fame and the affections of the woman he secretly loves--but at what price? Soon, the strange features of Seymour's freakish fauna spin the lives of the colorful and desperate characters at Mushnik's Skid Row Florists out of control. Little Shop of Horrors is bursting with energy backed by a trio of “doo-wop” singers. Website: arts.usu.edu Where: Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W Center, Logan. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Cost: $10-$16 reserved seating.

THE FOREIGNER
The Heritage Community Theatre in Perry presents "The Foreigner". The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. Where: Heritage Theater, 2505 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT. When: Mon, Fri, Sat from October 7th -29th at 7:30pm, matinee October 15th at 2pm. Cost: Adults: $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-12 $8, Children under 3 not allowed. Website: http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/index.html

EAGLES LODGE HALLOWEEN PARTY
Eagles Lodge Annual Halloween Party! Music provided by Nervous Les & The Side Effects. Prizes for best costumes! Eagles: A private club for members. When: 8:30pm to 1am. Cost: $5.

THE ANTICS IMPROV COMEDY
Come to the Logan Arthouse & Cinema to laugh along with The Antics. The Antics perform improv comedy every Friday night at 10:30pm! Tickets are $5 at the door.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
The cult classic will be playing at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. Come early for the best seats. Contact: Logan Arthouse & Cinema, 795 N Main, Logan, 435.213.3715. When: Friday at 11:59pm.