July 20: To learn what type of scorpions live on Antelope Island meet at the visitor center at 9 p.m. Walk with the park naturalist to see these critters in their natural habitat. Dress to walk through sand and sagebrush, closed toe shoes are recommended. Bring a black light if you have one. The program will last about one hour.
July 20-21: Bountiful Handcart Days Celebration
Friday: 6 p.m. Parade route will be from 1500 S. Main to Bountiful City Park, 100 W. 400 North. Following the parade Carmen Rasmusen Herbert will perform a free concert in the park. The Leaping Lulu Band will perform at9:15 p.m. as accompaniment for square dancing. Firesorks will be that evening at 10 p.m. at Mueller Park Junior High.
Saturday: The half marathon kicks off at 6 a.m. followed by a 5K at 7 a.m. The Bountiful Lions Club will serve a chick wagon breakfast in the park from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Food, games and entertainment will be available on Friday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live entertainment also features Sheltered Reality Drumline, Ballet Folklorico Tuttuli, Lime Ricky, Bluegrass Thunder, The Bountiful High Jazz Band, the Palkki and Cox Family Band, Maddie Wilson, Celtic Beat Irish Dancers and Endless Summer Band.
July 27: Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride
Friends of Antelope Island and Davis County invite you to join them in the 25th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride. Registration is required. Check-in begins at 7:30 p.m. The ride begins at 10 p.m. Vendors, costume contests and entertainment await, along with a beautiful, family friendly bike ride to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Park impacts: The East Side/Ranch Road will be closed at 9 p.m. Expect delays at the entrance gate, and entering White Rock Bay.
Aug. 4: Weber State University’s Outdoor Program hosts the Summer Waterfall Series: Adams Canyon Hike, free, public welcome, register by Aug. 2, 801-626-6373, weber.edu/outdoor.
Aug. 6: Station Park will host Family First Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Fountain Square for free family fun. This month’s theme “Beach Party Blast.”
Aug. 14: The Whitaker Centerville Heritage Museum “Keeping Centerville’s Story Alive” 7 p.m., 168 N. Main. Historic story telling focuses on Centerville’s historic people and events. Presentation every second Tuesday through October, firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-335-8843.
• Grandfamilies is holding its annual BBQ at Barnes Park in Kaysville from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event is for the children being parented by grandparents or other relatives in our Grandfamilies support groups. Carol the Clown is coming to entertain and tie balloons for the kiddos as well as a Star Wars troupe that dresses up in various costumes and interacts with the children. An Eagle Scout project included collecting new backpacks and filling them with school supplies for the children. Many of the children attending this event have emotional problems as a result of being removed from abusive or neglectful parents. Events such as the BBQ provide a family fun activity for the children and caregivers, email@example.com
Wednesday: North Salt Lake Farmers Market and Artisan Fair, Legacy Park on 11th North, Wednesdays, 4 to 8 p.m., excluding July 25. Runs through September.