Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The exits are here, here, and here...


Stolen from a flight attendant friend. And this is why I luff her, thanks Cordelia!

Things To Do In Logan: Saturday 12/10/11 Events

PARADE OF GINGERBREAD HOMES
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: logandowntown@gmail.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, vicki.read@usu.edu 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, kylie.martinez@aggiemail.usu.edu

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 anthro.museum@usu.edu

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 infor@awhc.org

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: richeversull1@gmail.com 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: info@awhc.org 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
American Teacher, directed by Academy Award nominee Vanessa Roth & narrated by Matt Damon, will be showing this THURSDAY & SATURDAY at 7pm. Cost: Free!

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/



WHITE CHRISTMAS
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.


TWENTIETH CENTURY
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 jerryanda1@live.com 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 megan.allen@aggiemail.usu.edu

Snowflakes

Because TV was lousy last night...

Because I want it to snow already...

Because I made some to decorate at work yesterday...

Because I have a weird combination of The Nutcracker and Charlie The Unicorn on my mind...

Because I can...







That's right I made ballerina and unicorn snowflakes tonight. Don't judge me....oh alright you can judge me, I kind of judge myself.

I haven't made a paper snowflake in years and it was fun. (Why, yes I am easily amused, why do you ask?) The unicorn snowflake is based off of this little painting that my friend Sandee made as a birthday gift for me. I made one of these snowflakes the other day for my coworker. It is a fairly simple silhouette and easy to draw freehand onto the folded paper.



For the first ballerina snowflake I googled "Ballerina Silhouette" and picked a simple image that I liked. I folded my paper to mark the creases and then unfolded it and held it up to the monitor to trace the figure onto one of the triangles, making sure at least three points touched where the folds would be. Turns out because of my sloppy folding the tutus didn't all connect like I thought they would. Also it really need an anchor point to connect the feet. Without some sort of center ring or point to connect those 6 points at the feet it is very flimsy. It looks more like a chain of paper dolls than a snowflake.

For the second ballerina I traced a photo of a ballerina from an encyclopedia. This time I made sure to to include a center point to connect the feet and give it more stability. The second one is sturdier but I had to use an exacto knife to cut out the inner triangle that is formed by the bent leg touching the straight leg.

All you need to make your own is: paper (I used regular printer paper but tissue paper is easier to cut), scissors, exacto knife, pen, and a template or your imagination. Here is a great website for snowflake patterns and ideas.

http://www.papersnowflakes.com/

These sites have good basic folding guides for making 6 point stars, yes I had to look it up because at first I could only get 4 or 8 point stars and I knew I was missing a step (and yes in nature snowflakes usually have 6 or 3 points, I don't know why, I just read it on the interwebz so it must be true, right? Right?!?)

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-6-Pointed-Paper-Snowflakes/
http://www.snowflakes.info/

And for the Star Wars fan.

http://dancell.cwahi.net/star-wars-paper-snowflakes.html

And all around nerdflakes.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/diy-christmas-nerdflakes

Unfortunately I was unable to find a template or easily transferable design for a tree octopus. I wanted to make some for our arborial cephalopods at work...TreeNa and TreeVor. I'll keep looking though. Want to learn more about how to save the endangered Northwest Tree Octopus?

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Here are our fine Octopi chilling in their favorite tree...



Of course if you aren't allowed to handle sharp objects but still want to make some 6 pointed star/snowflake decorations, then check out this origami video.



So, show me your mad paper snowflake skills.

Things To Do In Logan: Friday 12/09/11 Events

PARADE OF GINGERBREAD HOMES
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: logandowntown@gmail.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.

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.

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 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.

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, kylie.martinez@aggiemail.usu.edu

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.

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.

FANCY NANCY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Ooh la la! Celebrate Christmas like Fancy Nancy would, in splendiferous style. We'll have a delectable tea party, make a fabulous ornament, play fun games, and have a glamorous red carpet fashion show at the end. Be sure to dress in your best finery, just like Fancy Nancy! For ages 5-10. Register by calling or emailing Anna Lisa Davidson. Registration deadline: December 7th. Parents will need to sign-in/sign-out their children. Maximum of 60 registrants. This event is a fundraiser for Girl Scout Troop 29. Our goal is to attend the 2012 100th Anniversary Camporee in Savannah, Georgia. Additional donations accepted. Contact: Anna Lisa Davidson, 435-753-5049, flute_studio@hotmail.com Website: http://sites.google.com/site/cadettetroop29/home/fn-christmas Time: 4PM-5:30PM. Date: Saturday December 9, 2011. Location: Logan Library-Jim Bridger Room, 255 N Main, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: $8 pre-registration, $10 at the door

LIVE MUSIC @ CAFFE IBIS
Multi-instrumentalist, Wade Evans graces the Ibis. You don't want to miss this! (World). Where: 52 Federal Ave, Logan. When: Friday at 4:45pm. Cost: Free!

HUNTSMAN FAMILY HOLIDAY NIGHT
Bring your children and celebrate by helping build/decorate Utah's largest gingerbread village! There will be books read aloud to children by USU storytellers while families decorate the gingerbread village, make holiday crafts, and get a picture with Santa. Aggie CARE Will be giving out over 200 FREE childrens books. The best way to spread Holiday cheer is by receiving a book to end your year! Location: George S. Eccles Business Building - Room: Lobby. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: FREE. When: Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/309761112382089/ Contact: Natalee Champlin, 435-797-1107 natalee.champlin@usu.edu

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 infor@awhc.org

LIVE NATIVITY AT THE MORGAN FARM
The Live Nativity at the Morgan farm will be held the second weekend in December 2011. Friday December 8th, 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: richeversull1@gmail.com Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Live-Nativity-Benefit-Nibley/204724806269914

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.

POLAR EXPRESS READING
Celebrate the holidays at a cozy party at the Whittier Center where kids will enjoy a dramatic reading of The Polar Express. Hot Cocoa, cookies, caroling and special gifts will be provided for those "who believe"! Wear your pajamas and bring a pillow to sit on if you'd like. The cost is $5 per child; children 2 and under are free as are adults accompanying a child. Where: 290 N 400 E, Logan. When: Friday at 7pm.

LIBBIE LINTON HOLIDAY CONCERT
As part of the ASUSU Festival of Trees event, the College of Natural Resources will be hosting a fabulous holiday concert! Libbie Linton, Seafinch, and Nate Sorensen & Riley Holgate (of battleschool) will be playing a FREE holiday concert. Come make friends, enjoy local talent, and celebrate the season. When: Friday at 7pm. Location: TSC, Sunburst Lounge. Open To: Everyone! Admission Info: Free! Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/334519839895545/ Contact: Blake Thomas, (434) 989-9098, Blake.Thomas@aggiemail.usu.edu

USU HOCKEY
The USU Hockey Club's next and final game of 2011 is on Friday, December 9 against the University of Utah. They want all of their fans to wear blue to the game and pack the house! The team will be wearing their away blue jerseys for the game as well. So whether you have your own Aggie hockey shirt or sweatshirt, a generic USU blue shirt, blue coat or anything else blue, please wear it to show your support. Where: The Eccles Ice Arena, North Logan. When: Friday at 7pm. Cost: USU Students $4 w/ID if you pre-buy in the HPER or Fieldhouse or $5 w/ID at the door, General Admission - Adults $7, 17 and under $5.

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

MCHS PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS FANTASY
Mountain Crest High School Band & Orchestra will present “Christmas Fantasy” on Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm in the MCHS Auditorium. “Christmas Fantasy” is a band/orchestra performance of Christmas music set to an imaginative story for children and is a great first-time introduction of instrumental music which will delight all children, young and old. This year's production highlights several different instruments in ensemble as the children attempt to change an angry toy lion's attitude about Christmas. Ticket prices are $3.00 Adults, $2.00 Children/Students/Seniors, $12.00 Family.

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. Performances begin at 7PM, unless otherwise noted. Friday Dec. 9th - Presbyterian Bell Choir

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/



WHITE CHRISTMAS
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.


TWENTIETH CENTURY
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.

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Matteo w/Sarah Olsen, and Waiving At Daisies. (Indie/Acoustic). When: Thursday, December 9th at 8pm. Cost: $5. Where: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan.

LIVE MUSIC @ LEGENDS BILLIARDS CLUB
Come experience the music of Withered Soul in concert on December 9th at Legends Billiard Club. One truly original band at one truly original bar, don't miss this great show! When: Friday at 9pm. Where: 2707 S HWY 89/91, Nibley, UT.

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.

Also stolen from Jenny...

If you like mashups, or more importantly if you like Girl Talk mashups, then you will probably love this movie "Girl Walk All Day". They are releasing it for free in chapters, one ever Tuesday and Friday. The first chapter was released yesterday.

Before you click on the link you need to keep in mind that some of the songs used in the mash ups contain curse words. If you don't want to hear them I suggest you turn your speakers down or off from marker 2:40 to about 5:00.

http://girlwalkallday.com/watch-the-film#

Gotta run, I'm gonna go get me a sweet windbreaker now.

Things To Do In Logan: Thursday 12/08/2011 Events

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


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.

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, kylie.martinez@aggiemail.usu.edu

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.

WHY SHOULD I CARE CAMPAIGN
Have you ever wondered why it's even important to care about politics, laws, current events, or civics? Why should you care about what a bunch of crooked politicians are up to if it doesn't affect you? The "Why Should I Care?" Campaign is answering these questions and more throughout the year. Come listen to Weber County Commissioner of Agriculture, Kerry Gibson talk about political awareness in the field of Agriculture. Location: Taggart Student Center - Room: Auditorium. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. When: Thursday, December 8th at 2:30pm. Admission Info: Free. Contact: Kirsten Frank, 8017351107, frank.kirs@gmail.com


CHRISTMAS AT ANNIVERSARY INN
Experience the magic of the season at the Anniversary Inn's annual Christmas at the Inn. Free self guided tours of all the Inn's beautiful theme rooms. Bring the whole family for a delightful evening of refreshments and music. Santa arrives at 5PM for free photos with the kids. Help the Child and Family Support Center with a donation of snack items or office supplies. Take advantage of reservation discounts at the Anniversary Inn for 2012...Any suite, any night through December 7th, 2012 is just $150 plus tax when you book this night. Plus, take an additional $10 off your suite rate with a donation or snack items or office supplies to the Children and Family Support Center. Call for details. Contact: Front Desk, 435-752-3443, kristine@anniversaryinn.com Website: http://www.anniversaryinn.com Time: 4PM-8PM. Date: Thursday December 8, 2011. Location: The Anniversary Inn, 169 E Center Street, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: Free

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

THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE BAR
The Cache County Bar Association sponsors a pro bono legal program each month. This free service is designed for those who cannot otherwise afford an attorney. Services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Call for more information. Contact: Kevin J. Fife, (435) 752-1551, kjf@oh-pc.com Time: 5:30- 7:30 pm. Date: The 2nd Thursday of the month. Location: Historic Cache County Courthouse, 199 N Main, Logan, UT 84321

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.

COMMON GROUND ROCK CLIMBING
Come join Common Ground Outdoor Adventures. Let's get out of the cold and climb indoors at the Rock Haus. When: December 8th at 6pm. Duration: 2 hours. Cost: $8 per person.

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.

MCHS PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS FANTASY
Mountain Crest High School Band & Orchestra will present “Christmas Fantasy” on Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm in the MCHS Auditorium. “Christmas Fantasy” is a band/orchestra performance of Christmas music set to an imaginative story for children and is a great first-time introduction of instrumental music which will delight all children, young and old. This year's production highlights several different instruments in ensemble as the children attempt to change an angry toy lion's attitude about Christmas. Ticket prices are $3.00 Adults, $2.00 Children/Students/Seniors, $12.00 Family.

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. Performances begin at 7PM, unless otherwise noted. Thursday Dec. 8th - The Towne Singers (Mixed Chorus)

BIG BAND SWING CLUB
Thursdays 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

FILM SCREENING @ LOGAN ARTHOUSE & CINEMA
American Teacher, directed by Academy Award nominee Vanessa Roth & narrated by Matt Damon, will be showing this THURSDAY & SATURDAY at 7pm. Cost: Free!

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
'Symphonie Fantastique,' composed by Hector Berlioz, is one of the most representative early Romantic works,” said Sergio Bernal, USU Symphony Orchestra musical director. According to Berlioz, the symphony tells the story of an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself with opium in the depths of despair because of hopeless love. Location: USU Chase Fine Arts Center, Kent Concert Hall. When: Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 7:30pm. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 faculty and staff, free for USU students. Website: http://arts.usu.edu Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu

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/



WHITE CHRISTMAS
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.


TWENTIETH CENTURY
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.

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.

LOGAN UNPLUGGED
Logan Unplugged is an acoustic music night that is free to the public every Thursday from 8 - 10 p.m. at Sultans Tavern 205 south main, Logan. Singer songwriters and fans of acoustic music gather to listen and enjoy the music and each others company. For more information call: 435 757 8970.

ECLIPSE LIVE IN CONCERT
Come listen to the A'Capella group Eclipse sing some of the songs of the season! A great night for family and friends to get together to feel the spirit of the Holidays. Location: TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. When: Thursday at 8pm. Admission Info: FREE! Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/120560238055565/?ref=ts Contact: Kellen Hansen, 435-797-1722, kellen.hansen@gmail.com

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.

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Charleigh Petersen, w/Riley Traveller, Thomas Koch, and Paul Christiansen. (Accoustic). When: Thursday, December 8th at 8pm. Cost: $5. Where: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCING @ LEGENDS
FreeStyle Dance Company instructors provide the dance lessons. Come learn the Cowboy Cha Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Triple Step, Line Dances, and more! 21 and older, please. Where: Legend's Billard Hall,2707 S HWY 89/91, Nibley. Cost: $5 per person. When: Thursday at 8pm. Contact Info: Erica Colvin, FreeStyle Dance Company, 435.535.1034 erica@freestyledancecompany.com

...or die trying...

This link takes you to a video of a couple BASE jumping in Utah (several locations) and Greece. I used to be in the USU Middle Eastern Dance club with the girl's (the one in the red helmet with the yellow and green canopy) sister and I stole this video from her. Thanks Jenny!

http://vimeo.com/32876655


Watching these types of videos always makes me want to try it, but there is a little voice in my head that says "You would die a horrible death if you tried." And I know that voice is right.

Things To Do In Logan: Wednesday 12/07/2011 Events

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

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, kylie.martinez@aggiemail.usu.edu

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
Drop by Stokes Nature Center for an evening of nature inspired holiday crafts! Budding artists can explore natural materials and take home their very own holiday decor. No registration is required, all are welcome to drop in. Activities are ongoing and for all ages. For more information, call 435-755-3239 or email nature[at]logannature.org. Where: Stokes Nature Center, Logan Canyon. When: Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm. 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

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

NATIONAL FINALS RODEO PARTY
Come to the annual NFR Party sponsored by the College of Agriculture! We will be watching the "superbowl of rodeo" in the TSC Auditorium at 6:30. This is a free event with food, so take a break from studying for finals and come watch some great rodeo action and visit with friends! Open to all students. Location: TSC, Auditorium. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff. Admission Info: Free! When: Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Website: https://www.facebook.com/utahstateag Contact: Morgan Blackhurst, 435-714-3839, mbblackhurst@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.

LIVE MUSIC @ CITRUS AND SAGE
Come enjoy Jazz Night at Citrust and Sage. Live jazz jam session this Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. Cost: Free!

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. Performances begin at 7PM, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday Dec. 7th - Cache Symphony

FREE MACEYS COOKING CLASS
Holiday Pies! Alissa Weller is known for her pie-making talents and she will be in our theater to share those talents with us. Come and try her pies, we are sure that you will want to make them for your family this Christmas! When: Wednesday at 7pm. Cost: Free! 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.

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).

LHS HOLIDAY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Come enjoy a relaxing evening of Holiday music performed live by the Logan High School Orchestra. Where: Logan High School Auditorium. When: Wednesday at 7:30pm. Cost: Free!

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

TWENTIETH CENTURY
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: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm. Cost: $13 GA, $10 Seniors and youth, $8 USU faculty and staff, free for USU students.

LIVE MUSIC @ WHY SOUND
Becoming Everest w/Madison Lights, Frontline. Rock/Hardcore. When: Wednesday December 7th at 8pm. Cost: $5. Where: 30 Federal Ave, Logan.

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/

No Means NO!

Quite possibly one of the best "No Soliciting" signs ever...

Things To Do In Logan: Tuesday 12/06/11 Events

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

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, kylie.martinez@aggiemail.usu.edu

TEEN TUESDAY: SO CRAFTY!
Looking for something fun to do after school? Then come to the library for Teen Tuesdays. 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.

NORTH LOGAN LIBRARY VISITING AUTHOR
Timothy Ballard is the author of "The American Covenant- One Nation Under God"- he currently works for the FBI in Southern California and is a former CIA agent. He is coming to the North Logan Library Dec 6th to make a presentation (not specifically to sell books) about "The American Covenant". He dives into the entire history of our country and how God has played a roll in the lives and works of the leaders of the United States of America. From Columbus to recent leaders. His presentations are in high demand. This is open to the public and free of charge. When: December 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Where: North Logan Library, 475E. 2500 N. North Logan. Website: http://www.theamericancovenant.com

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/

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. Performances begin at 7PM, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday Dec. 6th - Bel Canto (Women's Chorus)

THE BULLY PROJECT FILM SCREENING AND Q&A
The Bully Project examines America's bullying problem and follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts and professionals in the area. This event is sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender. Location: The USU Taggart Student Center - Room: Auditorium. Cost: Free! When: Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Contact: Melissa Keller, 435-797-9222, melissa.keller@usu.edu

FREE MACEYS COOKING CLASS
Christmas Cooking! We all know that it is the meat that makes the meal! Clayton from our Maceys Meat Department will take us on a tour and show us how to pick the perfect cut. He will also teach us how to cook prime rib and steaks to perfection, AND he will let us sample some of that mouth watering goodness. When: Tuesday at 7pm. Cost: Free! 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.

THE CMSL PRESENTS: ANONYMOUS 4
The Chamber Music Society of Logan presents Anonymous 4, live in concert at the USU Performance Hall. Anonymous 4 is a female a cappella quartet, based in New York City, that has become one of the most popular and respected small vocal groups specializing in early music, although they also premier works by living composers. The group has attained the elusive combination of popularity and respect through its unique blend of creativity and scholarly/historical depth. Cost: Adults $24, Students $10. When: Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 7:30pm.

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.