We are approaching the end of my very favorite time of year, & I was more than impressed with this year’s fall colors. The yellows! The reds! The oranges! I only had a couple chances to head up into our mountains to see the beauty, but oh man was it worth it. We live in such a beautiful area! It blows my mind sometimes.
I love this little city for many reasons, & this weekend I learned just how much I love it. This year, both of my older brothers & their families have moved to Texas. My brother moved to Houston in April, & the brother just older than me moved a week ago to Corpus Christi. As if that’s not bad enough, I found out over the weekend my parents & 2 youngest sisters are most likely moving to Minneapolis. Ask me how ticked off I am about this… This time last year my ENTIRE family lived in the state, with Logan being the farthest we had to travel to see each other.
And now, my little sister & I are the only ones to be in the Beehive State, & we both happen to reside in Ogden. It’s so sad, & I’ve been trying to come to terms with it. But I realized over the weekend that if there’s any place to be alone, Ogden is it. I am surrounded by so many good friends who can fill in the place of “family” when I get lonely this holiday season. I’m already planning a trip to Texas in May to see my family (& to celebrate my graduation from Weber!) & one visit to Minneapolis is also in the works. But until I can see my blood relatives who I love dearly, the great neighbors & community of Ogden will fill the spot nicely.
Speaking of the great community, there are some great events going on today that you ought to check out! Mikki is hosting a class at the Weber Tech Expo, & if you didn’t get a chance to go yesterday, today’s the day! The class is held at 9:30. Come learn how to utilize social media within your business!
GALLERY AT THE STATION, opening with a reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5, and continuing through Oct. 30: 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.
Halloween Events in the Area:
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/
Art House Cinema:
9:00pm Fred Won’t Move Out
Marshall White Center:
*Beginner Spanish Class 9am
*Water Aerobics 8, 9 & 10am
*Pre-School Tennis 10am
*Senior Lunch 11:30am
*Boy Scouts 4pm
*Youth Cheer 4pm & 5pm
*Youth Water Polo Club 6:30pm
*Youth Hip-Hop Dance 4:30pm & 5pm
*Youth Boxing 5pm- & 6pm
*Zumba 6pm & 7pm
*Youth Zumbatomic 5:45pm
*Tahitian Dance 7pm
Eccles Community Art Center:
Exhibit: Adrian Van Suchtelen, Brock Thorne, Chris Adams & John Harbert: The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit the Intaglio Prints of Logan Artist Adrian Van Suchtelen, Sculptures of Vernal Artist Brock Thorne and the Pottery of Clinton Artist Chris Adams in the Main Gallery and the Paintings of Ogden artist John Harbert in the Carriage House Gallery October 1 through 27, 2012. A reception for the artists and the public will be held Friday, October 5th from 5 to 9 p.m.
Jill Sjoblom will offer Restorative Yoga classes at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Wednesdays noon to 1 p.m. and Monday evenings 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. September 5 through December 3, 2012 (classes will not be held on October 1, 3 or 8, 2012) Tuition: Drop-in daily: $12, Monthly/session: $42 or sign up for both session for a discounted rate of $55. Please pre-register with member of the art center staff by calling 801-392-6935.
Indie Ogden’s Guide to Social Media, 9:30-10:20, WSU Shepherd Union Building 321: Our very own Mikki will be teaching a class on how to utilize social media within your business, with tips & tricks to help you become more social media savvy. Show is free; Sign up at wildcattechexpo.com.
Restore Yoga, 9-10:30 am, Yoga Jo’s, 2120 North Washington Blvd.
Halloween Pumpkin Contest, 9-4:30, Hill Aerospace Museum: Halloween Pumpkin Contest, for decorated and painted pumpkins (not carved), with categories for all ages. Pumpkins accepted through Oct. 8, and displayed through Oct. 22. Free.
Introduction to Computer Use & the Internet, 10-11, Main Library: This is a basic class for beginners. Participants will learn introductory computer and internet skills, including using the mouse, keyboard functions, internet browsing, cutting and pasting, comparing search engines, and general internet browsing. Time will be devoted to questions and answers.
Discovery Time, 10:30-11:15 Southwest Branch: 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. Please call (801) 337-2639 for more information.
Tona’s Appetizers Special! 11:30-2:30 Tona offers 5 tapas (appetizers) for only $20!
Discovery Time 11:30-12:15 pm, Southwest Library Branch: 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. Please call (801) 337-2639 for more information.
Ramped Up Art 3-5pm, Treehouse Museum: This week they’re doing Bats & Cats! Treehouse Museum is located at 347 22nd St.
Punkinaze, 5-11pm: The final year for this corn maze, which also has giant hay slides, fire pits, cut-out signs for photographs. 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 3-11 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Open at 3 p.m. Oct. 18-19. Haunted at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Oct. 5-6. Punkinaze, 1921 W. 2550 South, West Haven. $7; free/3-under, $35/family pass. Group rates available. Ticket sales end one hour before closing.
Open Skate 7-9pm, Weber County Ice Sheet.
Asian Film Festival, WSU’s 2012 Asian Film Festival will screen the Chinese film series “Beloved Infidels: China’s Fifth Generation Film Directors” (1984), 7 p.m., Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, free, 801-626-6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Party, Country dancing and more, lessons are from 8:30 to 9pm. All ages welcome. $4 before 9pm, $5 after.
Rockin’ Wednesdays, The Sand Trap, 9 pm: Come hang out with Indie Ogden’s favorite, Jackson the Karaoke Dude.