I’ve been feeling pretty drained lately. Storm after storm, snow pile after snow pile, inversion layer… it really starts to weigh on you. I decided that I would take on somewhat of a 30 day challenge and tackle some of those things that have been bumming me out head on. Lucky for me, Ogden is a great place to make a fresh start. Whether your goal is to be more physically active, eat cleaner, or learn something new; this great town of ours has something for you. I decided to pick three. #1. Yoga 10 times a month, #2. More fresh veggies and fruit with every meal, and #3. Stress relief and a more balanced mind. I’m going to be trying out a few yoga studios to see which feels like the best fit, and Rancho Market and Carlos Produce are going to keep me full of fresh produce until the farmers market rolls back around.
I was lucky enough to visit with three amazing Ogden ladies on Monday, and they are the key to my #3. Located at 204 B 25th street (next door to Lucky Slice Pizza, and in the basement. You will see their signs on the fence) are Kim Terry, psychic medium, Shannon Lambright, Master Aesthetician and Reiki Master, and April Olas, owner of Quantum Journeys. I will have spotlights coming up on each of these amazing women soon- but the most important thing you should know is that these women are all three focused on improving your wellness, and they are fantastic at what they do. From a psychic reading from Kim, to microdermabrasion or a facial from Shannon, to an energy clearing from April – the offices are beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful, and they will make you feel immediately at home and safe. I cant wait to share more about them with you all!
Tuesday & Wednesday: DAILY EVENTS, MUSEUMS & ART EXHIBITS
ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER, paintings by Jerry Hancock of West Weber, depicting buffalo and other island wildlife, Dec. 1-Jan. 31. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 4528 W. 1700 South (west off I-15′s Exit 332), Syracuse. $9/vehicle. (Make sure to stay and visit the islands many attractions!) 801-725-9263.
GEORGE S. ECCLES DINOSAUR PARK AND MUSEUM, dinosaur fossil lab, quarry, gold sluice and gem cave in the museum. More than 100 dinosaur replicas outdoors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday, admission gate and museum close one hour earlier. 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden. $7; $6/seniors, students; $5/age 2-12. 801-393-3466, www.dinosaurpark.org.
HILL AEROSPACE MUSEUM, military aircraft, uniforms, artifacts, exhibits about the U.S. Air Force in Korea and the Vietnam War, and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. 7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill Air Force Base, Roy. Free, donations appreciated. 801-777-6868.
NORTH OGDEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM, exhibits on North Ogden pioneers and history. 4-7 p.m. Mondays, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, noon-3 p.m. Saturdays. 545 E. 2750 North, North Ogden. Free. 801-782-4458.
UNION STATION MUSEUMS, Browning Firearms Museum features guns designed by John M. Browning; Browning-Kimball Car Museum with cars from 1901-1932; Utah State Railroad Museum. Ongoing restoration work on the 233 locomotive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. Regular admission: $5, $4/seniors, $3/age 11-under. 801-393-9886.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. - WSU’s Department of Performing Arts presents “Arté Gras VIII” featuring Costumes for Theatre by Weber State costume designers, open daily during Shepherd Union Building Hours, Shepherd Union Gallery, free, 801-626-6431 or email@example.com
10:30-11:15 am, 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. Please call (801) 337-2639 for more information.
Introduction to Computer Use and the Internet
10:00-11:00 am, Main Library
New to computers and the internet? Let us help. This beginning class will help students learn the basics, such as turning a computer on and off, using a mouse and keyboard, and how to navigate in the World Wide Web.
WSU’s Water Works project presents a panel discussion, “Use and Abuse of Water in Utah,” noon, Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, free, 801-626-7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12-2pm, Ogden Ice Sheet: Open skate – For only $6.00 (skate rental included) you can skate for two hours at Ogdens Ice Sheet, an Olympic venue and all around awesome resource!
The Treehouse: RAMPED UP ART 3 – 5 p.m.
After School Program, Southwest Branch
3:45-4:45 pm, Southwest Branch
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.
Youth Chess Club
4:00-5:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch
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 for Spanish Speakers 6:30-7:30 pm, Main Library Learn to speak, write, understand, and read in English. All levels welcome. For information about our literacy program or to become a volunteer please call 337-2632.
Introduction to the Internet
6:00-7:00 pm, North Branch
Come to this class to learn how to navigate through the internet, find information that you can trust, and learn the difference between Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
Utah Jazz Player Appearance / Jr. Jazz Program TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013, 7 – 9 P.M. As a wrap-up to the Jr. Jazz Basketball season, the Utah Jazz will be sending a player to the Dee Events Center to interact with program participants. This is sure to be a fun evening of motivational speaking, basketball exhibition and on-the-court interaction. This event is open to the public and there is no charge for attending. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Weber State University Dee Events Center, 4400 Harrison Blvd Ogden, UT 84403
Listener – At Mojos Caffe & Gallery Check out rock and roll talk music band Listener when they hit the stage with guests Rocky Mountain District and Millie and the Moths February 5th at Mojos! – Doors open at 7:15, $8.00 adv/$10 door
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 844019:00pm – 12:00am and enjoy $5.00 pizza
WSU’s Student Success Center will host Major Fest featuring booths, workshops and more to explore various majors, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballrooms, free, 801-626-6752 or weber.edu/ssc/majorfest.html.
Discovery Time 10:30-11:15 am, 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.
(Feb. 6, 13, 20): WSU Davis will host the four-week educational course “How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerkette” for single, dating and engaged couples, includes lunch, 12:30-2 p.m., WSU Davis Room 117 (2750 N. University Park Blvd., Layton), free, register in advance at strongermarraige.org or call 801-395-3460 for questions.
12pm – 3pm Open Skate at the Weber County Ice Sheet
Senior Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm, Ogden Valley Branch – Senior Lunch is served in the community room of the Ogden Valley Branch Library. There is a $3.00 suggested donation for seniors, and $6.00 charge for patrons 59 and younger.
RAMPED UP ART – at the Treehouse Museum 3 – 5 p.m.
Youth Chess Club 4:15-5:15 pm, Main Library – Players of all skill levels are invited to join the Weber County Library Youth Chess Club, held at the Main Library on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15. Participants must be 18 or younger. Mats and pieces will be provided. For more information, please call 337-2639.
Share Your Heart Celebration fundraiser at the Timbermine Restaurant will help raise funds for Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah which provides mental health counseling services for low-income families or for families who do not have insurance. $60 per person/$120 per couple/ $600 a table of ten – 1701 Park Blvd.
Sat Mandir Khalsa with share Kundalini Yoga techniques at beginning and intermediate workshops offered at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Wednesday evenings January 9 through February 27, 2013. Beginning is from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Intermediate: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuition: $45/session. Please call a member of the art center staff at 801-392-6935 to pre-register.
Health and Wellbeing – Ogden Meditation Group with Kristin Jamieson. Wired for Wellbeing – Wednesday, 6:45 – 8 P.M. “Early Bird” meditation begins at 6:45pm. Brief formal instruction beings at 7, followed by group meditation and time for discussion afterwards. While we will be offering basic instructions on various types of meditation each month, feel free to follow your own style or that of the evening’s lesson during the formal meditation session. Chairs are available, and you may bring a cushion if you’d prefer.
6:00-7:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch
This workshop includes a general introduction to the librarys FREE e-book resources, demonstration of the downloading process, and an interactive question and answer period. Dont forget your Nook!
Open Mic Night at Brewski’s, voted best Hang Out Bar at the Indie Ogden Awards.
Finding Common Ground Film Series: Coexist
7:00-8:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Branch
This film tells the stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide and how they struggle to cope with the loss of their families as the killers who created this trauma return from jail back to the villages where they once lived. Film not rated.
7pm -9 pm Open Skate at the Weber County Ice Sheet
Rockin’ Karaoke at the Sandtrap with Jackson the Karaoke Dude!! Voted BEST Karaoke venue by you, the readers – 2012 Indie Ogden Awards