Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Rooftop Concert Series

It's that time again: Fabulously Free Date night!  Head to downtown Provo for the June installment of Rooftop Concert Series, this month with The Moth & The Flame and Desert Noises.  This isn't a great one to take younger kids to, but if you're looking for a Daddy date night with a tween, this just might win you the popularity contest. 

If you go:
Provo Town Square
Parking Terrace Rooftop
June 1 at 8:00

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lunch Bunch Concert Series, Gallivan Center

the plaza salt lake city

If you are live music lover, you must check out the Lunch Bunch Concert Series at the Gallivan Center. Every week day from May to September there is a different performer at the Gallivan Plaza.  From 12:00 to 1:00, pack a lunch and sit out in the sun and enjoy.  I've been looking for a schedule of performers, but haven't been able to find one for this year. If you come across one, share it with the rest of us!  

If you go: 
Gallivan Center Plaza
Monday through Friday 1200 to 1:00

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

If you are looking for a great excuse to keep your kids reading this summer, why not try bribing them with a free book!  Barnes and Noble is running their Summer Reading Program this summer. It's simple and wonderful.

  1. Print out their Summer Reading Journal. 
  2. Read 8 books and record them in your journal. 
  3. Bring your journal to your nearest Barnes and Noble. 
  4. Choose  a FREE book from their Reading Journal List.
That's it!  Plus, you can download and print their reading activities kit to entertain your kids even more.  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days

free stuff for kids in utah

Eagle Mountain is holding their annual city celebration, Pony Express Days, this week.  Through June 2, there are events going on almost every day.  All of the events are NOT free, but I thought I would point out the few that are, in case you are interested.

  • Family Fun Night: May 29 from 4 to 8 at Nolan Park.  The kids will receive free cotton candy, popcorn, and carnival game tickets.  (FYI: The carnival tickets are for City-provided games, not the carnival rides running Wednesday through Saturday.)
  • GeoCache Treasure Hunt: If you've got a GPS, you can participate in this city wide treasure hunt.  You can get the entry forms on the Eagle Mtn website starting May 30. 
  • Grand Parade: The parade will be held Saturday June 2 at 10:00 am. The route will begin Hidden Hollow Elementary on Pony Express Parkway, and will go to the LDS Stake Center at 4506 E. Pony Express Parkway.  
  • Movie in the Park: Come watch Soul Surfer at Silverlake Amphitheatre, Thursday May 30 at Dusk.  (around 8:00).
  • Scavenger Hunt: This scavenger hunt is for children ages 4-7. You can print off an entry form on the Eagle Mtn. website. Win a completion prize by bringing the completed form and any collected items to the Smith's in Saratoga Springs on May 30 and June 1. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What are you doing this weekend?

Did you know that this weekend Hill Air Force Base will open up the gates and let you in to seen one of the most amazing sights you have ever experienced?  Warriors Over the Wasatch  Air Show!  If you have boys, if you have kids who love airplanes, you must make at least an effort to make it up there to check it out.  You can check out their website or call the hot line for more info, but I will tell you this:

  • You will not be there for a couple of hours.  Plan to be there most of the day, 
  • Bring blankets and chairs to sit on.  
  • Bring water and sunscreen.  
  • Don't forget the stroller and wagons 
  • If you have little kids, bring ear plugs because it's going to get loud. 
  • And please, don't forget your camera!  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Coming This Week: May 21 to May 27


All Month: 

Library Events: 
  • All Week at Smith Library: Coloring Make and Takes.  
  • Monday is Movie Night!  Check out Family Friendly movies at Magna (6:00), Holladay(6:00), Bingham Creek (7:00) and Draper(8:00) libraries.  
  • The Parrot Show, Tyler Library, Monday, 7:00
  • Meet a Firefighter, Monday and Tuesday, Sandy Library, 10:00
  • Wild Wednesdays for Kids, Kearns Library, Wednesday, 4:00
  • Star Party, Herriman Library, Friday, 8:00
The Weekend: 
  • Hill Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, Saturday and Sunday, All day
  • Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic, Saturday, 10:00 at your local Lowe's

For more Salt Lake County Library Events, check out their comprehensive calendar. For more free events, check out our Events Calendar.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

We Love You, Tooele!

things to do in Tooele county

If you are a Tooele resident and feeling all left out, don't!  There are tons of fun things to do in your neck of the woods. If you don't believe me, check out this amazing list put together by Bonneville Family Practice.  Practically something something every week!  Go check out the Summer Bucket List from Bonneville Family Practice, and start having fun!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Utah Waterfall Hikes

You know what is really fun to do in the summer?  Find all the coolest waterfalls in Utah and hike them! I stumbled across a great site that lists a bunch of them and is a great resource for your exploring days. Waterfall Hiking has great info about all of them. Waterfall hikes are best in the spring when it is warm enough to hike, but not hot enough that the snow has completely melted and the waterfalls are reduced to a trickle.  If you know about a great one that isn't listed at Waterfall Hiking, I would love to hear about it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coming this week May 14-20

to do with kids in utah

  • All Month: Kennecott Visitor Center Free all of May! 
  • All Week:  Cake, Cake, Cake at Sandy Library.  It involves free cake!
  • Creepy Crawlies Box Storytime, Columbus Library, Monday, 10:30
  • Vibe Performing Arts,The Covey Center,  Monday, 7:00
  • Playtime Fun, Riverton Library, Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:30
  • Drop in Craft: Plastic flowers, Tyler Library, Tuesday, 2:00 to 7:00
  • Discovering Dinosaurs, Wednesday, Kearns Library, 4:00
  • Princess Amerah's Royal Princess Academy, Wednesday, Riverton Library, 10:30
  • Mad Science, Hunter Library, Friday, 3:00
  • Living Traditions Festival, Salt Lake City County Building Lawn, Saturday and Sunday
  • AstroFest, BYU Eyring Science Center, Saturday, 10-4
  • Art Activity for Families: Found Object Sculpture, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Saturday 1:00
For more library events around the Salt Lake Valley, check out their comprehensive calendar.  And for more events happening this week and for the rest of the month, check out our Events Calendar.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Community Exploration Card

Here is a great little tip for you:  in the same vein as checking out a pass to state Parks, you can check out a Community Exploration Card from any Salt Lake City Public Library location. To specify, it needs to be City Library, as apposed to a County one for it to work.  A Community Exploration Card will provide free admission to Red Butte Garden, Discovery Gateway, The Utah Museum of Natural History and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

These passes are available at the beginning of each month, and are good for that whole month, but there are a limited amount of passes available each month.  To get more info, give the library a call at 801-524-8200.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Road trippin'

If you are planning on making a road trip this summer through Utah, check out this great Utah scavenger hunt from Utah Deal Diva. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained, at least through Utah!  To get a copy to print, head over to Utah Deal Diva. And while you're there, take a look around. It's a great place to save a few bucks!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Coming this week May 7-12

This Week in Utah. . . .

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Free Days

Price Utah dinosaur museum
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As part of the BLM, (Bureau of Land Management), the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry participates in a few fee free days throughout the year.  This year they are as follows:

  • June 9
  • September 29
  • November 10-12
The Quarry is one of the world's most impressive collections of fossils and bones in the world. Over 12,000 bones have been discovered, and this is also the densest concentration of Jurassic period dinosaur bones ever discovered. There is a self guided nature walk and a visitor center.  You can find more info about the quarry on the BLM's website.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Date Night?

evening events in provo

If you read CJane, you know about the Rooftop Concert Series. If not, well then, let me enlighten you!  The first Friday night of every month there is a free outdoor concert in Provo.  This month, this week in fact, is Peter Breinholt.  The concert starts at 8:00, but you can head to the Provo Towne Square Rooftop and start camping out as early as 6:00.

This would make a great date night, or if your kids are a little bit older and can handle a late night, a really fun time for the whole family. Peter Breinholt is great and I am willing to bet there will be dancing.  To get more info on the event, you can check out the the Rooftop Concert Series website.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kennecott Copper Mines

Last weekend we took the kids to check out Kennecott Copper Mines.  I haven't been since I was a kid and my husband had never been, so we were both pretty excited.   I was a little nervous that the kids would be bored, because I couldn't remember what was there.  Really, all I could remember was the giant tire.   Because who can forget that?  
Turns out, the Copper Mine is pretty awesome.  We watched a video that my kids actually listened to.  And the most amazing part, after the video when were walking through the visitor center my kids were pointing stuff out and explaining things to me that they learned from it.  Um, awesome. 

And the obligatory massive tire picture.

Honestly, if you have little boys you must take them, just for the trucks. My three year old wanted more than anything to get close to the big trucks. Alas, that requires a special permit.  Watching them from afar was pretty awesome, however. 
All this month, The Kennecott Copper Mine is FREE!  You read that right.  You need to print off a coupon that you can find at the Kennecott Website.  
7 Days a Week
8:00am to 7:00pm 
Cars will not be permitted after 7:00pm.  

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