Just call me Debby Downer- seriously, I’m whining when its too cold and just begging for summer- but when its too hot I am whining about being too hot. No, I’m never satisfied. My kids on the other hand?! WHOA. Its probably 50% leftover sugar high from Easter candy and 50% the weather, but we have some seriously excited ankle biters around here. Solution = get them out of the house!! Luckily we have all kinds of guides ’round these parts to direct one where to go. First off, a guide to local parks - giving you the lowdown on some new outdoor spots to enjoy with your kids; next we have the Ogden outdoor adventure Guide which is seriously jam-packed with all the info you need to start recreating in Ogden. Don’t forget to check out the Outdoor section as well, we have some hikes up there “reviewed” by me; and more to come – so you can get an idea of what to expect before you set out. Last- I must advise all parents to bring your children to the Ogden Nature Center; you can spend as little as an hour there, or as much as a whole day. There is something around every corner to entertain your little ones of all ages- and they offer summer camps as well.
We spent Monday lounging at a local park having lunch with some friends and enjoying the sunshine before I returned to my sewing table to finish up a few pieces for the Tears Foundation fundraisers. We are getting really stocked up for this rummage sale - you will be stunned by the selection of cool stuff to choose from! Last but not least I took my pup over to the Ogden Dog Park for a bit of exploring. Sadly the agility area is absolutely full of goat heads which are quite painful for the dogs to step on (and for us as well, I got one in my foot – OUCH!), but a great group of citizens of the Ogden area have assembled and are working to improve it. In the meantime we are enjoying the sections we can, as we can! If you would like to get involved or have a dog and simply want to connect with other dog lovers check it out! The group is private but feel free to join just to chit chat and share photos of your cute doggies!
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit selected works from the Weber County School District Secondary Student Competition and in the Carriage House Gallery the watercolor paintings of Terrece Beesley April 6 through 28, 2012. A reception for the artists and community will be held in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll Friday, April 6th from 5 to 9 p.m.
As part of National Preservation Month, the Ogden City Landmarks Commission and the Weber Heritage Foundation sponsor the annual Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt. Get a brochure at Ogden City’s Planning Office (2549 Washington Blvd, #140, Ogden). Follow the clues and find the buildings featured. Then return your entry to the Planning Office before 5pm on May 9.
While all ten buildings need not be identified to enter the contest and win prizes, those with all ten correct will eligible for the grand prize drawing. Winners will be announced at a reception held at 333 24th Street, May 10 at 5pm, followed by a progressive building tour of six historic buildings in the downtown area. Refreshments served at each building. Call 801-629-9030 for more info.
Marhsall White Center:
Lap Pool Hours for Tuesday: 7am-3pm
*Senior Ceramics 11am
*Youth Cooking Class: 3:30
*Youth Dance 5pm, 5:30pm
*Youth Boxing 4:30pm-5:30pm
*Kayak Polo 6pm
*Table Tennis 5pm-7p
Classes at Eccles Community Art Center
Instructor Norm Skanchy will begin a new Adult Tai Chi workshop Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 3 through May 3, 2012. Tuition: $55 for 5 week course or $8 for a daily drop-in rate. This class is suggested for those 45 and older. Please pre-register with a member of the art center staff by calling 801-392-6935.
Visual Arts: Daytime Watercolor with Jackie Jones – Monthly: $80, Drop-in daily: $23; Artist Jackie Jones, will be teaching a beginning/intermediate daytime watercolor class at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Tuesday afternoons 1 to 3 p.m. Jackie will provide supplies for the first class and recommend supplies for continuing. 1:00 – 3:00pm
Explore Rug hooking: with Roseann Marchesano, April 10, 17 & 24, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Supplies to purchase include Embroidery hoop, Size E crochet hook, monks cloth and yarn various colors. For anyone ages 7 through adult. Tuition: $30. Please call a member of the art center’s staff at 801-392-6935 to pre-register for this workshop.
Drop-In hockey 16+ -A helmet (with cage if under 18) is required for all attendees to Stick & Pucks/Youth Drop-Ins & Adult Drop-Ins at The Ice Sheet. Full gear is recommended for Drop-Ins & Half gear for Stick & Pucks. All players must be aware of their environment and be responsible for keeping themselves safe from stray pucks and reckless behavior. If your child needs assistance on the ice, please pay to join them on the session. Questions? Please call: (801) 778-6360.4390 Harrison Blvd 5:30-6:45am
Ladies day Tuesdays at Impact Guns – Ladies shoot free on Tuesdays at Impact Guns. Skip the $10 range fee and spend it on ammo and targets instead. Show ‘em how its done ladies! 2710 South 1900 West, Ogden, UT 84401, 801-393-2474 10:00am – 7:00pm
Discovery Time is back! Free stories, music, and learning activities for children from infancy through five years of age. Registration is not required. Infant to 3 years, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. 4 to 5 years, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. main library
Open Skate- Enjoy ice skating at Ogden’s one and only ice sheet (we’ll see ya there!) 4390 Harrison Blvd 12:00pm – 2:00pm
After School Program 3:45-4:45 pm, Southwest Branch Library Join us at the Southwest Branch Library every Tuesday for FREE activities, crafts, and treats! Something new every week! NO registration required. Please call 801-337-2670 for more information.
Youth Chess Club 4:00-5:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch Library Players of all skill levels are invited to join the Weber County Library Youth Chess Club, held at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00. Participants must be 18 or younger. Mats and pieces will be provided. For more information, please call 337-2690.
ESL 6:30-8:00 pm, Main Library; Join our volunteer ESL instructor for weekly sessions dedicated to mastering English conversation.
Utah Youth Rodeo, April 10, 2012, 5 – 9 p.m. FREE!
Bobbi Bensman will be running a FREE BABS clinic tonight at 7:30pm at the FRONT climbing gym in Ogden. This is a free ladies only training session!! Every Tuesday night is ladies night!! (half off ladies day passes after 6pm)
open mic- show off your skills at the original cheers of Ogden. The Sand Trap, 2851 Washington Blvd. 9:00pm – 12:00am