It’s that time of year again: Dreary winter where we long for spring, lament the lack of sunshine, and curse the gray sludge piled up in every parking lot that is never noticed until a poor, unsuspecting soul is knee deep in a freezing motor oil slushy. Finding family friendly and even community activities seems like an impossibility, but they are out there. Here are just a few options to get out of the cave and into the community.
Free breakfast and
The Spanish Fork Area, Springville/Mapleton and Payson/Santaquin Chambers of Commerce have teamed up to host a FREE breakfast meeting on February 11th at the Summit Center (Timpanogos Room; 165 S 700 E, Springville).
The breakfast will include forum discussion that will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. with a breakfast buffet at 7:15 am. Legislators from South Utah County invited to speak include Sen. Mike McKell (District 7); Sen. David Hinkins (District 27); Rep. Norm Thurston (District 64); Rep. Stephen Whyte (District 65); Rep. Jeff Burton (District 66); and Rep Doug Welton (District 67).
The meeting is a great opportunity to meet local legislators and business leaders as well as express your thoughts and concerns about local issues in a place where those with the most ability to make changes happen are actively listening. Come on out and leave well fed and well informed about your local representatives and local issues.
Stallion Service Auction
On March 4th, there is a PHCS (Panorama Horse Show Circuit) Stallion Service Auction. The auction will take place at Heritage Arena at the Spanish Fork Rodeo Grounds with a 10 a.m. preview and noon start time.
This is a great opportunity to find your next equine breed prospect or showcase your stallion. Bidding starts at half the current breed fee and all stallion donations benefit the PHSC Club and Futurity. Participating stallion offspring are eligible for futurity winnings and receive one free weanling entry. Mare owners are eligible for futurity and receive one half priced entry. This is a great opportunity that benefits local horsemen and women in our own community. All stallion entries are due by February 24, so don’t delay!
For more information, go to www.showPHSC.com or contact them directly at showPHSC@gmail.com or by phone at 801-369-6234.
For those of you who aren’t afraid of getting a little cold and wet, there are several Airsoft Skirmishes scheduled for February. Revolver Airsoft is hosting a Sunday Skirmish at Hobble Creek Dr, Springville at 9 a.m. Equipment regulations and coordinates can be found on the event Facebook Page: facebook.com/RevolverAirsoft/. This is a great chance to get out into nature in a less traditional way.
PopCon is coming back to the Springville Library on March 3 from 7-9 p.m. This is a great family friendly event with something for everyone. This event includes a costume contest, an Author’s Ally featuring more than 25 local authors, photo booths with family friendly characters, LEGO bricks, minifigs and racetrack, local vendors and so much more! Fly your geek flag high (or don’t) and enjoy a night filled with fun, prizes, and discover a new favorite story written by someone in your own community.
These are just a few of the many great community activities out there. Your local library is another great place to go to find wonderful activities for people of all ages and stages of life.