Sunday, January 29, 2012

Things To Do In Logan: Saturday 02/04/12 Events

FREE AEROBICS WEEK
The Logan Recreation Center is sponsoring a FREE Aerobics Week – Monday thru Saturday(Feb 4-th). Try any class, any time, for a whole week free. Bring a friend, work out together, and get motivated. For more information: (435-716-9250) or visit www.loganutah.org

CO-ED 6 ON 6 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Shake off the cold and bring the heat to the 6 on 6 Co-Ed Tournament. 3 men and 3 women per team. This is a fundraiser for the men's team. Registration begins at 5 p.m., pay at registration. Cost: $15 Students; $20 Non-Students. Coaches meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, play starts immediately afterwards. 16 team limit. Team Organizers can register by contacting milesmaynes@gmail.com Location: HPER Building - Rooms: 201, 213. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: $15 students/$20 non-students. Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/330210720341301/ Contact: Miles Maynes, 804-243-8149, milesmaynes@gmail.com When: Saturday, All Day.

FORGOTTEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
The exhibit, assembled by Special Collections and Archives Photograph Curator Daniel Davis, explores the history of the Union Pacific Railroad through photographs of A. J. Russell. The exhibit presents several of the well-known and idealized scenes of the railroad’s construction (1868-69) as photographed by Russell while under the commission of the Union Pacific Railroad. In addition to the well-known images, the exhibit presents examples of stereo-views taken by Russell and other photographers that offer a more complete and less sanitized version of the railroad’s history. A reception for the exhibit is planned Feb. 15 in conjunction with a lecture by Davis for the Friends of Merrill-Cazier Library. Where: The Merrill-Cazier Library. When: January 23rd through February 17th, All Day. Cost: Free!

CGOA SKI DAY
Common Ground hosts Ski Day Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 am. Come hit the slopes with our great ski staff. Adaptive equipment is available. Cost is $25 for a half day of skiing at Beaver Mountain. Common Ground is a non-profit organization that provides outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. To sign up for this activity, request transportation or to learn about other activities, call 713-0288.

RAIL JAM & HAITIAN BBQ BENEFIT
PROVIDE is sponsoring the Rail Jam (raffle and Haitian Barbecue) – Saturday at Beaver Mountain! Warm-up from 9 to 10a.m. / Contest is at 10:30a.m./ Raffle-BBQ-prizes @ 2:30p.m. Registration in advance at Directive for $10 dollars / day-of at the Beav - $15. Different divisions. Contest located at Beaver Mtn Yurt in upper parking lot. Provide is a non-profit organization providing relief to disaster areas across the globe. Proceeds will go to helping Haiti get back on their feet. To learn more or make a donation please check out www.PROVIDE4LIFE.org For more information: 435-752-0155.

EDUCATORS CREATIVITY WORKSHOP
Texas artist, Beverly Mangham will present a free creativity workshop for educators from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, February 3 at the Cache County School District Offices, and continuing Saturday 9 a.m. to noon in the Fine Arts Building Room 108 at USU. Workshop participants will learn how to challenge their imagination, be inspired and learn how to utilize urban cast-offs to combine and redefine ordinary objects into works of art. Participants will learn how to integrate art into the core curriculum and make meaningful connections between art and the core subject areas. For more information, contact Cache County School District Arts Coordinator, Aurora Hughes Villa at aurora.villa@ccsdut.org or 435.752.3925 ext. 2067.

KAILING FAMILY FUNDRAISER
Come help support a good family and enjoy shopping of all kinds from accessories to home decor to delicious treats and so much more! 10% of all sales will be donated to the Kailing family as well as 100% of any donations from vendors, local retailers, friends and family. Lunch (Sandwhich, chips, drink and cookie) will be available for $5/ person. Mark Kailing is a dear friend to everyone he meets, a loving father of 5 children and wonderful husband. He is the definition of pure love. About 2 years ago, Mark was diagnosed with Sarcoma, a rare form of Cancer. It is now at stage 4 and he is considered terminal. Since diagnosis, he has been through two major surgeries, 11 weeks of highest-dose radiation, and 5 rounds of chemotherapy. Through all of this, he and his family continue to serve the community around them faithfully. This is our opportunity to give back and help ease their burdens. To donate or become a vendor: Contact Katie 801-682-0057 (Text, call or e-mail) Where: The Providence Inn, 10 S Main St, Providence. Cost: $2 suggested donation. When: Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

BANG! THWACK! PLOP! COMICS: AN INFLUENCE ON CONTEMPORARY ART
This exhibition explores the intersection of comics and art with specific attention on how certain themes and stylistic forms have crossed over from the genre of comics into the world of visual art. The exploding popularity of comics, mostly through animation and graphic novels, shows us the graphic or comic impulse has become a compelling means of artistic communication. This exhibition helps point toward a growing interdisciplinary trend in the arts that allows for a flow of ideas between media and form, creating a liberation of high art. Location: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, exhibit runs February 4th through March 1st. Admission is free. Website: http://artmuseum.usu.edu Contact: Deb Banerjee, (435) 797-8207, deborah.banerjee@usu.edu

FRAGMENTS OF TERROR: DRAWINGS BY JIM STARRETT
With 27 drawings and paintings in this exhibit, the USU community gets a rare look at the work of this contemporary artist. The viewer is taken through a jungle of symbols filled with religious and historical meanings all arranged in meticulous geometric puzzles that are at once clear while also carrying some ambiguous mystery. Location: USU Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, exhibit runs from February 4th through March 1st. Admission is free. Website: http://artmuseum.usu.edu Contact: Deb Banerjee, (435) 797-8207, deborah.banerjee@usu.edu

MARION R. HYDE EXHIBIT
This exhibition will highlight the most recent work of Utah State’s emeritus professor of art, Marion R. Hyde. Professor Hyde retired from the Department of Art in 2002 after more than 33 years of dedicated service that included 12 years as department head. Since retirement, Professor Hyde has been working in oil and pastel to create images that both represent and abstract the Utah landscape. We're pleased to present a wide selection of his best works to you during this opening exhibition of the 2012 season. An opening social will be held Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tippets Exhibit Hall. Location: Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: Free. Contact: CCA Box Office, 435-797-8022, ccatickets@usu.edu When: January 17th through February 9th, 10am to 5pm.

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
Ancient Greece is the topic at the next ‘Saturdays at the Museum” activity provided by the Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University. Activities take place from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at the museum. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Activities for children will be provided throughout the day. Visitors can make copies of constellations named by Greeks or make up their own constellations. Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, anthro.museum@usu.edu Website: http://anthromuseum.usu.edu/ Time: 10AM-4PM. Date: Saturday January 21, 2012. Location: USU Museum of Anthropology, Old Main, Room 252, Logan, UT 84322. Cost: Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.

BABY FAIR
All you moms to be need to check out In Due Time: Baby Fair! Our focus on Feb. 4 is to bring together those who sell the necessities, offer goods and services, make or do for the sweet little ones of Cache Valley (we can’t forget mommies and daddies, grandmas and grandpas, and everyone associated with having a baby). We'll have booths, exhibits, and displays offering all types of things for babies in relation to the world of a baby. We will be having door prizes to be given away throughout the day. The admission fee will earn customers a ticket to be placed in the drawing of their choice. As you shop you will be able to earn more tickets. For every vendor you buy from you will receive another ticket (one per booth; no minimum purchase). This is Cache Valley's first baby fair. Come join us. When: Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Cost: $2 per person. Where: River Woods Conference Center, 615 S Riverwoods PKWY, Logan.

FANCY NANCY VALETINE'S PARTY
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. Ooh la la! Celebrate Valentine's Day like Fancy Nancy would, in splendiferous style. We’ll have a delectable tea party, make a fabulous valentine, 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! Parents will need to sign-in/sign-out their children. For ages 4-8. Maximum of 25 registrants. To register call 435.753.5049 or email flute_studio@hotmail.com Wher: Smithfield (exact location given upon registration) When: February 4th @ 11am. Cost: $5 Pre-registered, $8 at the door

COOKING CLASS @ KITCHEN KNEADS
Handmade Valentine's Chocolates and Candies. Nothing says "I Love You" like chocolate. In this class with chocolate expert and cookbook author Ruth Kendrick, you'll learn to make beautiful, perfect, handmade candies. Whether you want to do something special for the neighbors, friends, or your sweetheart, everyone loves to receive chocolates on Valentine's Day! Don't miss out on the expert tips and tricks you'll learn in this class to make chocolates dipped with love! Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. Menu: Valentine's Day Popcorn, Hot Fudge Sauce, Quick Penouche, Toffee, Oreo Truffles, Chocolate Bowls, Chocolate Tempering, Storage, Dipping & More! Price: $25.00. Contact: 435-752-9220 chris@luvtocook.com Where: 1211 N Main, Logan.

SNC SNOW ART COMPETITION
Grab some friends and get creative in the snow! Decorate the River Trail with mythical snow beasts, stoic snowmen, and whatever else you can dream up. Prizes will be awarded for the best of the best. For snow-art ideas, google 'snow sculpting'. Not enough snow? We'll do everything in miniature... Cocoa and some tools provided. *Can't make it? Walk the River Trail to see masterpieces in the days after! Registration requested. Call or email for more information or to register. Contact: Stokes Nature Center, 435-755-3239, nature@logannature.org Website: http://www.logannature.org Time: 1PM-4PM. Date: Saturday February 4, 2012. Location: Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E Hwy 89, Logan, UT 84323. Cost: Free.


THE JOLT WORKSHOP
A master jump rope workshop. Come see and learn from the 20 Cache Valley kids on Utah's only competitive jump rope team. Contact: Patrice Winn, 435-755-6046 patricewinn@thejumpinco.org bmoon8@gmail.com Website: http://justjumpin.org Location: Smithfield Recreation Center, 315 East 600 South, Smithfield, UT 84335. Cost: $20. When: Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.

LIVE MUSIC @ PIONEER VALLEY LODGE
Carvin Anderson will entertain residents and the public at the Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. The event is free and everyone is welcome. When: Saturday at 3pm. For more information, call 435-792-0353.

THE JOLT EXHIBITION
A master jump rope exhibition with special guest star from "America's Got Talent." Come see the 20 Cache Valley kids on Utah's only competitive jump rope team. Contact: Patrice Winn, 435-755-6046, patricewinn@thejumpinco.org bmoon8@gmail.com Website: http://justjumpin.org Date: Saturday February 4, 2012, silent auction @ 5:30pm, jump rope show @ 6:30pm. Location: Smithfield Recreation Center, 315 East 600 South, Smithfield, UT 84335. Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family.


YOUTH CONSERVATORY MONSTER CONCERT
The USU Department of Music is proud to present a Monster Concert by the Youth Conservatory. Close to 500 students ages 5 to 18 will participate in this year's concert. Unlike a typical piano recital, the students will perform in rotations of 20 students on 20 pianos, playing their parts in unison. When: Saturday @ 6pm. Cost: $3 single ticket, $10 family group ticket, USU students get in free with ID. Where: USU Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center.

LIVE MUSIC @ PIER 49 PIZZA
Guitarist/vocal​ist Christina Johnson will perform at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza in Providence from 6 to 8pm Saturday. Christina is a USU student who is in the top tier choral group, The Chamber Singers. This promises to be a great show! There will be no cover charge, but tips are appreciated.

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/

SOAK-N-CHAT
A Soak-n-Chat to learn more about essential oils will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kirk residence in Providence. Participants are invited to soak their feet in relaxing oils and share ideas on how to help nurture and heal naturally. Contact Carrie Kirk at carrie@livingdoterra.com or 435-757-1444 for more information. Cost: Free!

VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Participants may sample delightful treats whipped up by local amateur and professional chefs. A silent auction of all entries begins at 6:30PM. A live auction of the winning desserts and other valuable items donated by local merchants follows at 8PM. Everyone can participate! Amateur and professional dessert makers are welcomed to submit entries in any of the following categories: cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and chocolates. Those craving an alternative non-chocolate challenge, we have reserved a special category called "potpourri." Entry forms and more information can be found on our website. Judges will award the best entries in each category including best amateur and best professional chef. Other awards will include best teen and best parent/child collaboration. The public will award their favorite desserts with the "People's Choice Award." Contact: Colleen O'Neill, 435-770-6813, oneill.colleen@gmail.com Website: http://www.thechocolatefestival.org Time: 6:30PM-10:30PM. Date: Saturday February 4, 2012. Location: Accolade @ Hamilton's, 2427 N. Main Street, Logan, UT. Cost: $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child 12 and under.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS
the Aggie Blue Booster Club and Utah State Hockey we be having a teddy bear toss at the Eccles Ice Center. Here is how It works, fans are asked to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game on February 4th when the first goal is made by the home team all fans through their teddy bear onto the ice. All of the teddy bears collected will be delivered to sick or hospitalized children by the players. Please join us for this event and help support your community and you favorite AGGIE team! When: February 4th at 7pm. Website: http://www.aggieblueboosterclub.com

USU HOCKEY MATCH
Come cheer on the Aggies as they take on Northern AZ on home ice. Tonight is also Teddy Bear Toss, $1 off ticket price when you bring a teddy bear to donate. Where: George S. Eccles Ice Center, North Logan. Open to: Everyone! Website: http://usu.edu/hockey Contact: alys Staten, 435.938.8451, alys.staten@usu.edu When: Saturday at 7pm.

2012 USU CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET
The CSSA (Chinese Students & Scholars Association) hosts a traditional banquet to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Feb. 4, this Saturday, at the TSC Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP tickets, Show starts at 7 p.m. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT TSC CARD OFFICE (Second Floor, Next to Marketplace) on Jan.31. Three kinds of tickets: Adult VIP Dim Sum, Drinks+Show, $9; Adult Show Only, $5 (Drinks included); Children (6-12 years old), Show $3. All children under age 6 are free for Show. Dim Sum menu: Traditional Chinese Dumplings (Pot-stickers), Chinese Candies, Puddings. We will have drawings and coupons awarded throughout the event! Grand Prize: Wii Console; First Prize: Chanel Chance EAU TENDRE; Second Prize: Apple Ipod Shuffle; Third Prize: $20 Gift Card. You will see a big live show: IF YOU ARE THE ONE, as well as some traditional and modern Chinese dancing, singing, and talk shows. PLEASE BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES TO JOIN US. Location: USU TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Adult VIP $9, Adult $5, and Children $3. Website: http://www.usu.edu/cssa Contact: Chao Guo, 435-881-9083, guochao37@hotmail.com

DANCING AT ELITE HALL
This is a big-band swing dance complete with lessons before the dance! We're able to do this on an awesome spring loaded dance floor at Elite Hall. Everybody dresses up in best dress and we dance the night away. You're bound to see some great Lindy Hop and Charleston! Where: 83 W Main, Hyrum. Contact: Mark Lindsey, swing.usu@gmail.com Website: www.usu.edu/swing When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 7pm. Cost: $3.

CONTRA DANCE
The Cache Valley Folk Dancers and Bridger Folk Music Society are hosting their monthly "first Saturday" contra dance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East in Logan. Will Aoki, from Salt Lake City, will be our caller. A $6 donation is suggested at the door, $3 for children under 12. Beginners and families are welcome and all dances are taught. For more information about contra dancing, call 753-2480 or 753-5987.

SOME GIRLS
USU Theatre Student Association presents: Some Girls. Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side—so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (that he's already broken up with). This outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself. Where: The Black Box Theatre, USU Chase Fine Arts Center. When: Saturday @ 7:30pm. Cost: $5.

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


THE 39 STEPS
The Heritage Theatre in Perry presents Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The 39 Steps". Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Where: 2505 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT. When: Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from January 13th through February 4th at 7:30pm with a matinee on January 21st at 2pm. For tickets and more information please call 435.723.8392 or visit their website at http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/index.html

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

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