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Calendar: What to Do in Davis County
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EVENTS

May 2, 4

• Auditions for Bountiful’s Got Talent concert will be held beginning at 6 p.m. at Discount Music, 412 S. 424 West, Bountiful. Auditions will be for two minutes. For more information and for audition applications please contact Jane Joy at 801-349-5778 or Brad Johnson at 801-295-4976 or email at:parkconcerts@bountifulutah.gov.

May 3

• Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse. Owl Prowl: Come to the visitor center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a short discussion on owls, followed by a field excursion to look for these nocturnal predators of the sky. Space is limited and registration is required. This activity is a ROCKIN’ Antelope Island event which is part of a statewide program, ‘Reaching Out Connecting Kids in Nature’. Park entrance fees apply. 801-721-9569

Through May 3

• Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host its annual Davis School District High School Exhibition. Davis County Memorial Courthouse, 28 East State Street, South Door, 2nd Floor.

May 4

• Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 13th Annual Safe Kids F.I.T. Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Barnes Park in Kaysville (200 N. 900 West). The fair will have K9 dog demonstrations, child ID kits, helicopter landings, inflatable slide, Gold Medal Mile, car seat safety, and the Intermountain LiVe Well Just Jumpin’ Team. (801) 525-5076.

• Book signing, 1 to 4 p.m. John Lott will sign copies of his book “Earthbound: Not Alone” at Barnes and Noble in Layton. The book is about Quentin Robinson, a Utah teen who finds himself caught up in a plot to use an alien bioweapon to take over the world, but no one else in the world knows it.

• Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse. Junior Ranger Program: Meet at 1 p.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch to learn how Antelope Island’s early inhabitants gathered food. This program is geared for children six to 12, but everyone is welcome. 801-649-5742.

• Team Syracuse Buzz Around 5k and Fun Run, 8:30 a.m.; 5k:  9 a.m. Beginning and ending at Syracuse Elementary, $15 for racers 12 and under, $20 for 13 and older, $50 family rate for up to five racers. No guarantee of a shirt. Check-in and last-minute registration: Friday, May 3, 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. For registration and run information: syracuseelementary5k.weebly.com

May 10

• Golden Spike National Historic Site will celebrate its 144th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad. The sights and sounds of the driving of the last spike in 1869 will ring once again at Golden Spike National Historic Site.  Events marking this occasion include the re-enactment of the Champagne photo where visitors are invited and encouraged to come in 1860’s-period clothing, Box Elder High School Band, commemorative program with keynote speaker, the Honorable Peter C. Knudson Utah State Senator. Events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to bleacher seating, there is space for blankets and lawn chairs. Picnic lunches are welcome or food can be obtained at the event through Culinary Concepts. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. For additional information, please call the park at (435) 471-2209 ext.29, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Golden Spike National Historic Site is located 32 miles west of Brigham City via State Highway’s 13 and 83.

May 10-11

• International Dutch Oven Society’s Spring Convention, Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 W., Farmington. Admission is free. Friday night, 6:30 p.m., come early to cook or bring potluck dish to share. Saturday, open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. IDOS.org. 

May 10-June 14

• The Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition will be hosted at Bountiful/Davis Art Center beginning on May 10 with a reception and awards ceremony. The exhibit will continue through June 14. The exhibit is located  in the Davis County Memorial Courthouse, 28 East State Street, South Door, 2nd Floor. bdac.org. For more information, call 801 451-3660.

May 11

• The 2013 Miss Davis County Scholarship Pageant is getting underway with an orientation meeting for potential contestants at 10 a.m. at the Kaysville Fire Station 175 S. Main Street. You are invited to come meet the reigning title holder, Miss Davis County Ellie Tucker. Contestants must be female between the ages of 17-23.  The pageant will be held August 2.

May 13

• Kevin Karlson, author, birder and shorebird expert, is the keynote speaker at the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival The bird festival runs May 16-20. www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com.

 

MUSIC 

May 3

• Temple Square Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall.American Piano Duo: Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson will perform well-known works by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Dukas and Bizet. Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.

May 4

• Temple Square Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall. Rocky Mountain Strings. Performing group of young violinists share a variety of works, both classical and contemporary. Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.

• WSU’s Department of Performing Arts presents the New American Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium, free, davidvanalstyne@comcast.net.

May 6

• Barlow Bradford will conduct the Utah Chamber Artists choir and orchestra in the final concert of their season, 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus. For tickets call Kingtix, 801-581-7100 or go to utahchamberartists.org. A shuttle will run from the Rice-Eccles Stadium to Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

May 10

“A Lite Nite of Chamber Music,” 7:30 p.m., Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center. Don’t take this concert too seriously but expect to be entertained by The Other 3 Tenors, members of the Wasatch Chamber Music Society, Dr. Karen Brookens and Lindsay Hickman.  Learn more at davisarts.org.

• MS Unplugged: A Night of Acoustic Music, 7 p.m., Wight House Reception Center. All proceeds are donated to the MS Society. You can purchase tickets at Murphy’s Guitars in advance. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12, and $40 for a family of six. This year’s concert features Kat Tingey, Jake White and Mike Murphy in an evening of folk music.

 

STAGE

April 22-May 18

• “The Secret Garden,” CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. For tickets or more information, call 801-298-1302. CenterPointTheatre.org.

May 17-18, 20-21

• Bountiful High School Advanced Drama Class presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. in the BHS Amphitheatre behind the Fieldhouse. All tickets $5. Seating is limited so advanced ticket purchase is recommended. For tickets visit the BHS ticket office or they can be purchased at the door. Performances: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call (801) 402-3900.

 

CLASSES

May 4

• J&L Garden Center presents Pond Care, 9 a.m.; Dryland Gardening, 1 p.m.  620 N. 500 West, Bountiful, 801-292-0421, JLGardenCenter.com., info@JLGardenCenter.com.

May 8

• Fruit Tree Basics, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Weber Basin  Water Conservation Garden, 2893 E. Highway 193, Layton. Call 801-771-4374 or visit weberbasin.com/conservation to reserve your seat.

May 11

• Do it Yourself Raised Beds, 10 a.m. to noon., Weber Basin  Water Conservation Garden, 2893 E. Highway 193, Layton. Call 801-771-4374 or visit weberbasin.com/conservation to reserve your seat.

• WSU’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “Start Smart” business start-up seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, WSU Davis, Room 117 (2750 N. University Park Blvd., Layton), free, 801-626-7232 or bking1@weber.edu.

 

1st and 3rd Wednesday

•  A Davis County chapter, National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group meets every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Intermountain Bountiful Clinic, 390 N. Main Street, Bountiful. For more information, call Fran Wilby at 801-631-1275 or Jerry King at 801-451-5325.

 

CLUBS

Thursday

• The Bountiful Breakfast Exchange Club meets each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 999 N. 500 West. Visitors welcome. 

• The Centerville-Farmington Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6:50 a.m., Centerville City Hall, 50 N. Main. Guests welcome.

• Volunteers needed: Do you have a special talent or like teaching a small class? We need your time. Please come share your talents with our residents. Singers, dancers, musicians, bingo callers. All are welcome. Call to get on our calender. 1-801-824-1771.

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