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• Centerville City will host a Farmer’s Market at Founders Park each Friday during the summer months. The market is free to the public from 3 p.m. to dusk prior to Movies in the Park. Contact 801-597-0391 or for more information.

Aug. 29

• USU Botanical Center Farmer’s Market, 5 to 8 p.m., 875 S. 50 West, Kaysville.  Pick up some fresh fruits and veggies, enjoy a performance from singer/songwriter Cori Connors and a free activity for the kids.

Aug. 30

• Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse. Constellation Hike: Guided hike from 8 to 10:30 p.m., to one of the darkest areas of Antelope Island. Meet at the White Rock Bay Trailhead for a 3.5-mile round trip hike to discover and learn about some of the many constellations in the night sky, and ways you can keep the skies dark. Entrance fees apply. 801-721-9569.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

• Visit Antelope Island State Park for the Antelope Island Stampede Festival Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1. This largest island in Great Salt Lake will be a spectacular setting for this unique event. Activities begin Friday evening at 5 p.m. Enjoy good food, live music, and stroll through vendor booths, then watch as balloonists and kites fly above Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake. Family entertainment continues until 10 p.m. Events begin Saturday morning with a hot air balloon launch at 7:30 a.m. Enjoy the island throughout the day with kite demonstrations, BMX riders, a climbing wall, vendor booths, live music, dancers, activities for children, and the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch.  

Aug. 31

•  Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse. Older Than the Stars: Meet at 10 a.m., in the visitor center for a program on the island’s geology, then spend some time inside before venturing out into the park to see many geologic features first hand. Park entrance fees apply. 801-721-9569

Sept. 4

• Cold Cones and Cool Cars, 4 to 8 p.m., Kaysville City Hall. Check out the beautiful vintage vehicles at Kaysville’s 10th annual fall cruise-in.  Enjoy live music from GT Coop with sounds of the 50s and 60s, an ice cream cone and come see Elvis!  Merchant prizes for the participants and free dash plaques to the first 60 to register.  Prizes, grab bags and award plaques.

All balloon and kite events depend on weather conditions. Event is $25 per vehicle and includes park admission fee. Vendors accept only cash, no checks or credit cards. 801-774-8200 or visit

Sept. 5

• USU Botanical Center Farmer’s Market, 5 to 8 p.m., 875 S. 50 West, Kaysville. “Salsa Showdown.” Market goers can sample entries and cast votes for their favorite. Sampling and votes tallied from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Entertainment provided by Salty Birds Band. Food vendors, fresh seasonal fruits and veggies as well as unique crafts and products available at the market.

Sept. 13-14

• Viewmont class of ‘73 reunion.

Sept. 13, Tailgate gathering, 5:30 p.m. at Viewmont High School west parking lot.

Sept. 14, Dinner at Oakridge Country Club, 3:30 p.m. social, 5 p.m., dinner. Register at

Sept. 14

• Davis Democrat Breakfast meeting, 9:30 a.m., Granny Annie’s Restaurant, 286 N, 400 West, Kaysville. Speaker will be a representative from Community for Clean Air,  the organization coordinating actions against the Stericycle medical waste incineration plant.  Learn the background of the Stericycle issue, current updates, and about the Erin Brockovich foundation joining in the action to remedy the problems with the plant.  They will also address other issues affecting air quality along the Wasatch Front.

• Utah State University Extension will host 4-H Day at the Utah State Fair at 200 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City. The public is invited to the 4-H building to participate in free hands-on activities, games and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Utah 4-Hers compete in eight divisions, 95 classes and 524 project areas at the fair, and their projects will be on display. For ticket information, visit No additional fees are required for 4-H Day activities.

Sept. 21

• Sixth annual Community Anti-Drug and Alcohol Community event, 3 to 7 p.m., Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. The event, “A Brighter Future,” will educate the public about drugs and show families, kids and teens that they can have a great life without alcohol or drugs. There will be speakers, live music and entertainment. Sponsored by 4thesolution, Everything at the rally is free.

• Utah Team Hope Walk, Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 S., West Jordan. Registration 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m.  With questions about the walk or to learn more about Huntington’s Disease Society of America, email or

Oct. 12

• Zombie Dash, 5 to 11 p.m., Heritage Park, 150 N. Fairfield Road, Kaysville. This free 5K starts at 6 p.m. $15 early registration, with $5 family discount per additional runner. You must register at the recreation office for the discount. Registration is available online at

• Monster Mash & Dash, 5 to 11 p.m., Heritage Park, 150 N. Fairfield Road, Kaysville. Enjoy autumn fare, storytelling, contests, horror-ific entertainment, silent disco and a comedic hypnotist.


Aug. 29

• An unparalleled lineup of jazz talent comes together to celebrate the great Wayne Shorter, one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the history of modern jazz. The guest of honor will share the stage with some illustrious friends including Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and the star-studded trio of ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding. 7 p.m. Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. 801-585-0556

Aug. 30

• Concert in the Park: Bless4, fan favorite in Japan; siblings pop group,  Brigham Young Historic Park, 7:30 p.m. Southeast corner of State Street and North Temple, Salt Lake City. All ages welcome.

Aug. 31

• Temple Square Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall.Justin and Cecily Bills, tenor and soprano.

Sept. 7

• Peter Breinholt and Mindy Gledhill. Two of Utah’s most celebrated singer/songwriters team up to close the Davis Arts season. A unique and infectious indie-folk sound to create the perfect final night together under the stars. Kenley Amphitheater, Layton Commons Park. For tickets call 801-546-8575 or visit

Sept. 16-17

• Utah Chamber Artists will present their first concert of the season “Voices,” at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 8 p.m., Free to the public. Barlow Bradford, director.


Aug. 19-Sept. 14

• “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. For tickets or more information, call 801-298-1302.

Aug. 28-31

• “As You Like It,” All the world’s a stage in the third annual “Shakespeare In The Park,” production, a comedy about love, family and transformation. All patrons under 18 years are free. Kenley Amphitheater, Layton Commons Park. For tickets call 801-546-8575 or visit

Sept. 3

•  Rhythmic Circus. There’s tap dancing, and then there’s Rhythmic Circus! The percussive-dance phenomenon is on hand for an encore performance of “Feet Don’t Fail me Now.” Kenley Amphitheater, Layton Commons Park. For tickets call 801-546-8575 or visit


Aug. 29

    • Free fitness lecture series on nutrition presented by Max Muscle Bountiful, “Meal Planning for Weight Loss,” 7 p.m.  South Davis Recreation Center, 500 N. 200 West, Bountiful.

Sept. 5

    • Explorer’s Bible Study classes will resume Thursday, Sept. 5 at the First Baptist Church, 1915 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This year’s study will be Luke and Acts. This class is open to all faiths and nursery care is provided. For information call Mary, 801-292-1035.

Sept. 7

    • Perennial Color all Year, 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Weber Basin Water, 2837 E. Highway 193, Layton. Call 801-771-4374, to reserve your seat.

1st and 3rd Wednesday

    •  The Davis County chapter of the 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. Call Fran Wilby at 801-631-1275 or Jerry King at 801-451-5325.



• 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 are welcome.

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