Monday was GORGEOUS. Seriously gorgeous… a perfect upper 60* fall day that reminded me why I adore Utah weather so much. Its comfortably warm and sunny down here in town, but the mountains are snow-capped. The closeness, but vast difference in weather amazes me. I took the time to clean up my yard and rake leaves to prepare for the impending winter, take a walk with my dogs, and sit in the sun while working away on my laptop. We’re running out of these days, so enjoy them while you can! Go for a hike, a bike ride, or a fall drive to see whats left of the leaves. The weather is supposed to hold out through Halloween at least, and I am looking forward to trick or treating without snow gloves on!
Speaking of Halloween, we have a ton of info for you to check out in preparation for the holiday. First off, our guide to Halloween Events will give you the lowdown on everything thats happening from now until Halloween night (most of the Indie Ogden team will be at the Sandtrap for costume Karaoke, for example!) and I wrote up a quick article on safely trick or treating that you can check out here, if you plan on heading out with little ones this Halloween. Maybe some spooky articles to get you in the mood?
Indie Ogden Paranormal Investigation: http://indieogdenutah.com/2012/09/indie-ogdens-paranormal-investigation-at-the-fear-factory-slc/
Through the Lens: Ogden Pet Cemetery: http://indieogdenutah.com/2012/09/indie-ogden-through-the-lens-pet-cemetery/
Ogden City Cemetery and some of its famous residents: http://indieogdenutah.com/2012/10/ogden-city-cemetery/
Spotlight on Haunted Ogden: http://indieogdenutah.com/2012/10/indie-ogden-spotlight-haunted-ogden-a-ghostly-guide-to-utahs-spookiest-city/
Just one more reminder: The Best of Ogden site is launching November 1st, and voting begins November 7th- On November 1st you can start reading all about all of the nominees, and get pumped for voting! The event is just around the corner and we are working our tails off to make it awesome for you! Awards, a local celeb emcee, delicious local foods, cupcakes, crepes, a photo-booth, vendors, dancing, amazing decorations and more… you do NOT want to miss this night honoring Ogden for all that it is. Tickets will be available soon (including a limited amount of VIP tickets!) so keep your eyes open for more info!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or having a vendor booth, contact us for more information! Staff@IndieOgdenUtah.com – the deadline for application is November 15th, so if you’re interested let us know asap!
Now that you’ve had your fill of spooky stories and you’re pumped for the week ahead- check out Tuesdays events and get out there and enjoy!
The early voting period is open through November 2, 2012. Here in Weber county you have several polling locations http://vote.utah.gov/early-voting/location/weber/
The “downtown” location is Weber Center 2380 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401; Dates & Times for this Location are as follows: Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2, 2012 (09:00 AM to 05:00 PM).
ALL DAY EVENTS & ART EXHIBITS
Tuesdays are ladies day at Impact Guns, Ladies Shoot for Free!
STEWART LIBRARY, ongoing exhibits of images from Special Collections, and photographs Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-9 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 27-Dec. 14. 3848 Harrison Blvd., WSU, Ogden. 801-626-6540.
KIMBALL VISUAL ARTS CENTER, 2012 Biennial Faculty Exhibition opens with a reception 7 p.m. Sept. 7, in the Shaw Gallery; continues through Nov. 23. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. 3848 Harrison Blvd., WSU, Ogden. Free. 801-626-6420, http://departments.weber.edu/dova.
GALLERY AT THE STATION, opening with a reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5, and continuing through Oct. 30 (LAST DAY!): Paintings by Judy Jones, and pottery by Edward Ham. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 2501 Wall Ave., Union Station, Ogden. 801-393-9890.
Tona Sushi bar – 5 Tapas (Appetizers) for $20.00 – All of the plates are perfect for sharing! 11:30am – 2:30pm201 25TH STREET, OGDEN, UTAH 84404
Halloween Events in the Area:
In Farmington: Pack’s Pumpkin Patch, hay maze for children; choose a pumpkin. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Oct. 31. Pack’s Pumpkin Patch, 1700 W. Glover Lane, Farmington. Admission is free; pumpkins, squash, other produce for sale. 801-232-1637, www.packfarms.com.
In Syracuse: Black Island Farms Harvest Festival, corn maze, farmers market, bonfires, slide, pumpin patch hayrides. 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 21-Oct. 31. Also Nightmare Acres & Haunted Barn, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday. Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West, Syracuse. Corn maze: $10; $8/children. Hayride: $8; $5/children. Nightmare Acres: $15; combo pass, $20.
In Riverdale: Castle of Chaos: Mondays-Saturdays in October, Weekdays 7:30-10 pm, Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm-12 am. 1134 West Riverdale Road. Three haunted houses in one location with a brand new “Hands On Horror” feature. $20 Admission, $3 for coffin rides.
In West Haven: Punkinaze: Monday-Thursday in 5-10:00 pm, Friday 5-11:00 pm and Saturday 3-11:00 pm; “Spooks” appear at 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, admission is $7 (3 and under free), Family Passes are $35 for up to 6 people with group rates available (must call ahead). 1921 West 2550 South, West Haven, (801) 430-6190. Bring your own flashlight! Refreshments available at the trailer.
For a full list of fun Halloween events check out the Indie Ogden 2012 Guide to Halloween Events! http://indieogdenutah.com/2012/10/indie-ogdens-2012-guide-to-halloween-events/
Marshall White Community Center:
*Senior Ceramics 11am
*Youth Piano Lessons 4pm & 5pm
*Adult Piano Lessons 6pm
*Youth Cooking Class 4pm & 4:45pm
*Pre-school Ballet 5pm
Open Gym: 6pm-8pm Open Swim: 3pm-7:30pm
Introduction to Word 2007 - 10:00-11:00 am, Main Library
This is a basic class for beginners. Participants will learn how to perform basic word processing functions, including opening and saving files, changing fonts and spacing, and cutting and pasting. Time will be devoted to questions and answers.
Discovery Time at Main Library, 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.
12-2pm Open Skate at the Weber Ice Sheet
WSU’s Center for Diversity & Unity and the diversity board will sponsor “Sessions on the Ledge: Thriller,” noon, Shepherd Union Ledge, free, 801-626-7243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After School Program, Southwest Branch 3:45-4:45 pm, Southwest Branch; Weber county library Do you want to learn how to make your own catapult, create some slime, or construct a handy periscope? These are the types of activities we enjoy at the After School Program, where you can learn science, math, technology, and art skills. This FREE program is recommended for children in kindergarten through 6th grade and is offered throughout the duration of the school year.
The Treehouse: RAMPED UP ART 3 – 5 p.m.
Youth Chess Club 4:00-5:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch Weber County 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.
Step on Stage: The Treehouse Museum
Trunk or Treat – A safe alternative to door to door trick or treating. Children visit decorated parked cars to collect tricks or treats.
Please have cars parked and decorated by 5:30, Prizes for best decorated “trunk” There will also be a Pooch Parade - Dress up your furry family members too! Inter your pooch in the Pooch Parade —- Halloween Costume Contest just for DOGS! South Ogden Jr. High - 650 E 5700 S, South Ogden UT 84405 5:30pm-6:30pm
The Front Climbing Gym – Half Priced Climbing After 6pm for LADIES!
Film screening of Woman in Black (PG-13) The Horror film genre, often overlooked and underrated, has an interesting history and large, underground following. Learn more about this fascinating industry as we discuss and then show important films from 1910 to the present. Films that are Not Rated (NR) may be intended for mature audiences.
7:15pm Curling Club – Weber County Ice Sheet
Experience The Power of Yoga 7:00-8:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch
Reduce stress, relax, and find your inner peace. Learn how yoga can improve your overall health and mental wellness. Don’t forget your yoga mat!
7-9pm Tea Tasting at Making Scents on Historic 25th Street
Open Mic at the Sandtrap: show off your skills at the original cheers of Ogden. The Sand Trap, 2851 Washington Blvd. 9:00pm – 12:00am
Heavy Metal Karaoke -every Tuesday at brewskis unleash your inner metal head and rock out to heavy metal karaoke! Brewskis 244 Historic 25th Street – Ogden, Utah 84401 9:00pm – 12:00am and enjoy $5.00 pizza