Friday: You Can’t Go Anywhere Without Coming to Ogden

Last night was rad. Mikki, Kristin & I rounded out a busy Thursday with meetings & educational movies about this lovely city of ours. Ogden Junction City of the West was a VERY interesting film, full of entertaining facts, beautiful photos, grizzly men & sordid deeds in li’l towns you would’ve never expected it from. (Ogden native & icon, Ron Atencio is in it!!)
Ogden is full of so much diversity, so much art, so many colors. Have you ever taken just a day to wander the city, go into the art houses, the galleries, just talk to someone on the street & discover how many artists & amazing things to see? If not, you should. Tonight is a perfect night for it. The Union Station is having “Late Night at the Museums” this evening, perfect chance to see beautiful art. Before getting started on our educational adventure, we met at Grounds for Coffee (Have you submitted your story yet?? If not, you should! Shoot us an email at, comment on this post or comment on our Facebook page; let us know any cool stories about Grounds for Coffee because they ROCK & we want to share the love!) to discuss some awesome things we have in the works (can you say…stickers? T-Shirts? Swag?!) with one of our absolute favorite artists, Chris Bodily. Seriously folks, he’s amazing. (I am probably gonna be commissioning him to design a tattoo for me! Suggestions?)

THEN I went to the Sand Trap for their Free Show Thursday! Holy Water Buffalo? Yes PLEASE! These boys rock (and they have such pretty hair!!); the Sand Trap is easily my favorite place in town to just go hang out.

Tonight is BBQ night. Chilled out, relaxing at home with mah besties. Tomorrow? Zombie Prom. Jenny is SO EXCITED. I can barely contain it. I will be getting my face did by the great artists from Castle of Chaos, playin’ with my hairs to make the perfect, crazy coif.

Now folks, I am off to become one with the ranks of the undead… maybe next time you see me… I’ll be nomming on your arm. Who knows?

x – Jenny


Events & What-Have-You


Guided Birding Tours at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City - Guided Birding Tours, with birds, wildlife, and history of refuge; bring binoculars and bird guides or borrow some from refuge. Water, bug spray, sunscreen recommended. Also see interactive exhibits, wetland diorama, 1/2-mile outdoor trail at education center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, May 25-Sept. 29. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City. Free. Space limited; registration required. 435-723-5887.

38th Annual Statewide Exhibit & Paintings by Robert, Brett, and David Call - 2580 Jefferson Avenue – accepted entries of the 38th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibit in the Main Gallery. The Carriage House Gallery will feature the paintings of Robert A. Call with his son, David & Brett. Regular Gallery Hours: weekdays 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 3.

Art House Cinema 502 

This 28 seat micro-cinema located on Historic 25th St in Ogden, UT showcases unique foreign films, under the radar independents and earth shattering documentaries (well, earth shattering might be pushing it… unless its Troll Hunter.) :

5:00pm         Two for the Road

7:00pm         Bernie

9:00pm        The Well Digger’s Daughter

OPEN STUDIO at Ogden Blue

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Take advantage of this open time and Ogden Blue studio space and facilities to work on your project(s) at your own pace without teacher instruction.

Marshall White Rec Center

228 28th Street (801) 629-8346

*Beginner Spin Class 9am

*Water Aerobics 8am,9am & 10am

*Table Tennis Club 11am

*Senior Lunch 11:30am

*Boy Scouts 4pm

*Open Boxing 7am-8pm



Weber Pathways Longer Distance Hiking – Come along for guided long-distance hiking to see some of the best views Weber County has to offer! These hikes will generally occur at 7:30am Friday mornings during the season. Please check with the leader for specific times and locations.


Davis County Hiking Meetup Group 29th Street Trailhead, Ogden – This will be an easy hike at a kid friendly pace. Loop Distance: 2.4 miles. Loop Elevation Gain: 500′

Trailhead: The trail starts at the top of 29th St. in Ogden. Turn right into the parking lot.


Visual Arts: Summer Adventures in Art at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401 - Artist, Annette Orrock will be offering a Summer Arts Adventure Camp for anyone ages 8 through adult at the Eccles Community Art Center, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Tuition: $80. Bring a watercolor set, other supplies provided. Please call a member of the art center staff at 801-392-6935 to confirm your registration.

Baby Animal Days -  farm animals including piglets, kids, chicks, ducklings, bunnies, lambs, a cria (llama), and more. Children 12 and younger get to ride a horse. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, weather permitting, and by appointment Monday-Tuesday, June 1-30. Carver’s Cove Petting Farm - 2329 N. 5025 East, Eden. $6; after June 30, $7. 801-745-3018,


Tree House Museum - 347 22nd St., Ogden - RAMPED UP ART - Apple for the Teacher Cards


Open Skate at the Ogden Ice Sheet - Follow all signs to the DEE EVENTS CENTER. We are located on the West Side of the Dee Events Center Parking lot. Our address is 4390 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.


Tree House Museum - 347 22nd St., Ogden – STEP ON STAGE


Appreciating the Arts, various activities - art class; 3 p.m. Aug. 17: music; 3 p.m. Aug. 18: ’40s and ’50s music with refreshments Harrison Regent, 4481 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Free but reservations requested. 801-479-1653.

Tree House Museum - 347 22nd St., Ogden – STEP ON STAGE


Exhibit/Competition: Art In Bloom at the Eccles Community Art Center -2580 Jefferson Avenue Ogden, Utah 84401

Late Night at the Museums – Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden – $5 for adults, kids free with adult. Come to the Station August 24 for food, fun, and all three Museums! Food is provided by Union Station Conductors Association- the volunteer group who help run the museums. Activities will include Lonnie the Blacksmith demonstrations, face painting by Fairy Fun Faces, balloon animals plus fun activities by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Dinosaur Park, Ogden Nature Center and Eccles Community Art Center! 

Open Skate at the Ogden Ice Sheet - Follow all signs to the DEE EVENTS CENTER. We are located on the West Side of the Dee Events Center Parking lot. Our address is 4390 Harrison Blvd, but we are not located directly on Harrison Blvd. For more detailed directions please call; (801) 778-6360


Summer 2012 Youth Program Performance & Pool Party at the Marshall White Rec Center - 228 28th Street (801) 629-8346


Alphabet Soup at the Tree House Museum - 347 22nd St., Ogden – “Next Time Won’t You Sing With Me?”


Community drum circle, Bring a chair and drum. 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 24-Oct. 11. Ogden Botanical Gardens, 1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden. On Ogden Parkway, just east of the gardens. Free. 801-388-2402.


‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue,’ 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-25. The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. $10.

Tree House Museum – 347 22nd Street – (801) 394-9663 Treehouse Theater Camp Performance

Crustacean Celebration, with live music from the Gordon Greenwood Trio at Harley & Buck’s 3900 N Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, UT

Shawn Paulsen, comedy hypnotist – live at Wiseguys – 18+ Show – 269 Historic 25th Street, Ogden (801) 622-5588 – $10

Live Music at Rovalis –  Live music at Rovalis! (801) 394-1070, 174 Historic 25th Street, Ogden


‘Pirates of Penzance,’ 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, Aug. 10-Sept. 15. Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace. $10-$12/adults. $7-$9/children. Discounts for seniors and students. or 801-393-0070.

Live Music at the City Club – 264 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Live music on the patio at Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria – 1895 Washington Blvd., Ogden (801) 399-0637


End of Summer Jam at Mojo’s2210 Washington Blvd., Ogden – with Emerall Pool, Little Barefoot, Tribes & Psuedo Scorpion. All ages.

‘Big Miracle,’ 2012, PG; part of Movies at the Fort series. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; concessions and canoe rentals available. Dusk Aug. 17. Fort Buenaventura Park, 2450 “A” Ave., Ogden. Free. 801-399-8491, 801-399-8099.

Junction Plaza Concert: Greg Simpson - 23rd & Kiesel Ogden UT - Free to the Public, (801) 393-3866 for more information.

Live music at Kamikazes, 2408 Adams Ave., Ogden. $10. Age 21-over. Smith’s Tix.

Improv classes with Hilarity House Productions – Salt Rock Coffee – 270 12thStreet, Ogden – come let the funny guys teach you how to be funny! It’s a great time & who knows, maybe they’ll use something funny from class in the show!


Live Music at the Wine Cellar –– 2550 Washington Blvd., (801) 399-3600 – $5 per person, 21+

Shawn Paulsen, comedy hypnotist – live at Wiseguys – 18+ Show – 269 Historic 25th Street, Ogden (801) 622-5588 – $10


Ghostowne live at Brewski’s244 Historic 25th StreetOgdenUT. 1 (801) 394-1713

Fox Van Cleef live at the Sand Trap2851 Washington Blvd., Ogden – 21+

Friday Night Beats at the Copper Club! – 315 24th Street, Ogden


Hilarity House Productions presents Mission:Improvable – Salt Rock Coffee – 270 12thStreet, Ogden –Come laugh your arses off! Cheaper than a movie, better work out too! Come down to Salt Rock & get out of the heat, get a cold drink & a lot of laughs!


About Jenny

Jenny Shaw is a die-hard Ogdeneer; local community supporter, little bit of a hippy, lover of music, anything British and sparkles. She can be found regularly at the Grounds for Coffee on 30th and Harrison, doing homework and drinking coffee or at the Sandtrap on any given Wednesday, singing her heart out at karaoke.

When she isn’t helping with Indie Ogden, she is volunteering all over town, when she's not at work with the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership (Head Start). Jenny also works with the Buy Local (Ogden) group and is passionate about promoting, connecting and uplifting local businesses to make a stronger, more unified community and economy.

If you ever want to catch Jenny, just track her down at MacCool’s for ½ priced appetizers, at any of the fabulous vintage stores scattered throughout Ogden playing dress-up with Mikaela, or with the rest of Indie Ogden wandering around our lovely town.


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