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,

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,, 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,

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.

July 19: The Swedish band Arrival, the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA cover band, will perform starting at 8 p.m. at Kenley Amphitheater in Layton. For tickets and more information, visit

July 22: Mountain Country Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater (403 N. Wasatch Drive) in Layton.  Playing festivals and private functions throughout the state the band has gathered a following of dedicated fans. Folks are enjoying acoustic music that’s not afraid to get a little twangy. It’s family friendly music and perfect for an outdoor show! With strong songwriting, an energetic stage performance, and gifted musical ability everyone enjoys the sounds of Mountain Country!

July 27: On The Air, a 1940s radio show-style quartet, will perform at Brigham Young Park, located on the southeast corner of State Street and North Temple, Salt Lake City, 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Seating is limited; blankets or lawn chairs are encouraged.

July 28: Melissa Etheridge – The Rock Show, will perform at Kenley Amphitheater in Layton. For tickets and more information, visit

Aug. 1-25: Hope Box Theatre in Kaysville will send audience members flying with their version of “Peter Pan.” A portion of proceeds from the show will go toward someone in Utah who is battling cancer. Hope Box Theatre is located at 1700 Frontage Road. For tickets and more information, visit

Aug. 3-Sept. 1: The dynamic duo, Gilbert and Sullivan have managed to create a joyful masterpiece of hilarity, and fun in the charming Pirate opera, Pirates of Penzance.  Frederic, the indentured pirate apprentice has finally turned 21, which means the end of his obligation and he prepares to enter his non-pirate life when he is smitten by the beauty of the Major-General Stanley’s daughter, Mabel.  What happens next is a riotous and charming fable of the classical kind. Brimming with jubilant and animated music, you will not want to miss this operatic experience of epic proportions. Centerpoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, 801-298-1302. For tickets and more information, visit

Every Thursday night at 5 p.m., meetings held at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection back meeting room, 1131 South Main Street, Centerville. Join us for a supportive group to help each other learn healthy habits!