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October 2, 2014
2014 Professional Writer…
Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a story-line, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.
Theatre ProductionDirector: Lisa Hagen-HallTwo families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion.Sep 25 - Oct 11; 7:30p (Sundays dark)Matinee Oct 11; 2pNoorda Theatre
Covey Clean Comedy Open …
Have you ever been told your funny? Are you the hit of the backyard BBQ with your impression of Uncle Al and the cross-eyed squirrel? Now is your chance to show everyone your true calling as comedian extraordinaire with the Covey Clean Comedy Open Mic every Thursday night at 7 pm. Admission is just $3, but comics can get in free by bringing at least 3 people to the show. Several participants from the Open Mic will be chosen to compete in the Covey Clean Comedy Festival March 2015. With a mix of professional and amateur comedians, The Covey Arts Center provides an opportunity to develop clean comedy acts and a venue in which to perform them. Sign up starts at 6:30 PM, so feel free to bring the whole family out to a night a hilarity and hijinks that is appropriate for all ages. It will be hosted by comedian Rodney Norman who will also be providing guidance and feedback to everyone who participates.
Cut! Costume and the Cinema
Step into the exciting world of costume design with CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Featuring 40 exquisite period costumes from popular Hollywood films, paired with a series of portraits from the Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how wardrobe details can establish authenticity and uncover subtle clues about a painting’s subject or a costume’s character.The films and paintings represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama and comedy with period costumes worn by famous film stars Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Anjelica Huston, and many others. In all, more than 30 actors will be represented from 25 films, including the new release, Sherlock Holmes, Academy Award winner The Duchess and perennial favorites Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the Opera.40 Costumes24 Academy Award Nominations25 Films30 Actors
Hale Center Theater Pres…
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell the story of a middle-aged man who's willing to trade his soul to the devil himself to help his favorite team win the pennant against the New York Yankees. this is one show that's sure to be a home run!
Come and enjoy a themed adventure riverboat ride on the Provo River. What you can expect: Over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns Cruise boat seating up to 40 people Pirate Attack! Scary story told by the boat captain Round trip taking approx. 20 - 25 minutes Departures every 15-30 minutes We cater to the young and young at heart so be ready for family friendly fun! Last year over 7,000 people enjoyed the Halloween Cruise. Walk-ins welcome. NEW THIS YEAR: Enjoy the free movie "Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats" before or after your cruise. Concessions available for purchase. You can climb the portable climbing wall for just $1!
Hypno Hick at the Covey …
Enjoy a fun and family-friendly comedy show by one of the most entertaining hypnotists around: Shaun Dee, or Hypno Hick.This fast-paced and tastefully delivered program is designed to generate audience participation. These participants are rapidly hypnotized into a natural trance state, and then the fun begins! The participants role-play in various hypnosis comedy routines that have your audience doubled over with laughter. Shaun's Hypno Hick show has changed the way hypnosis can be presented. It has been very influential among other hypnotists, who have started to mimic what he has created. As the premier hypnotist in Utah, booking more shows than any other hypnotist, he performs in front of thousands each year—including fairs, schools, and corporate events as well.Hypno Hick is coming to The Covey's Black Box Theater, an intimate setting which allows audiences to see firsthand the powerful effects of hypnotism, as participants' behaviors are changed in a hilarious way. Come watch audience volunteers get stuck to their chairs, eat onions like apples, and perform like famous musicians—all while under hypnosis.
Johnston's Army Adventur…
Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp is designed for Boy Scouts age 11 and up and offers an authentic and unique two-day adventure! Scouts travel back in time to 1858 - 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, scouts will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st century life.This program starts at 5:30pm on Friday and ends at approximately 12pm on Saturday. Scouts are to have dinner prior to arrival or can bring a picnic dinner to eat in our picnic area. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and is designed to complete the requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge and the National Historic Trails Award. Each camp is limited to 30 scouts and leaders. Camp fees are $25 per boy / adult, which includes all camp materials, breakfast, and a Camp Floyd State Park patch. This two-day program includes an overnight stay with sleeping accommodations in recreated military tents. Leaders will have their own tent separate from the scouts. Participants will need to provide their own sleeping gear.Each troop or group must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, there are no refunds for Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp although we can move your group to a different date if space allows. After registration, you will receive an e-mail with additional information, badge requirements to bring to your camp date, and an online form to be completed by each participants parent or guardian.When registering for the program, you can write your troop number or group name in lieu of a participant name.
LDS Missionary Expo 2014
A celebration and focus on all things missionary, and featuring these special guest speakers: · Brother Ed Pinegar, former mission president (twice), former Provo MTC President, and recently released president of the Manti Temple · President & Sister McCune, Utah Provo Mission President and wife · Brother Stephen & Sister Marianna Richardson, former mission president and wife in Brazil and parents of seven returned missionary children who will focus on helping and strengthening returned missionaries and parents · Dr. Geret N. Giles, licensed psychologist working directly with early returned missionaries and their families · Elder Wilford and Sister Suzanne Stagg, senior missionaries for 14 years, serving in inner-city missions and in Cambodia, and currently serving in the Utah Provo Mission.-Hundreds of booths showcasing valuable missionary resources and tips to help prepare, serve and support a full-time missionary.-career and education fair for returned missionaries-Seniors will enjoy hearing from returned senior missionaries about their experiences, how to get ready to serve, and available mission options unique to seniors.-Fashion shows, food, music and entertainment, and a fun kids area.-an engaging international section where families and missionaries can find out more about the people and cultures where they or their missionary will serve. SPECIAL YM/YW & RMs Evening on Wednesday October 1st with Special Guest SpeakersLDS Missionary Expo will conclude with a grand finale Benefit Concert on Friday night, October 3<
Lee Cowan: Four Degrees …
A fascinating exploration of that which is proven by laws and that which appears to defy structure. It’s what artist Lee Cowan calls the tangible intangibles, that which is known and that which solely relies on faith. “There is that which we see and that which is beyond our ability to comprehend. To me, this is a rather large field where there is much to be explored and questions to be posed.” Lee Cowan