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UTAH VALLEY SPOTLIGHT
November 26, 2014
4th Annual Turkey Pardoning
Come watch a lucky Utah-raised turkey get pardoned from this year’s Thanksgiving dinner table by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox. With the pardon, the turkey will live the rest of his days at Thanksgiving Point’s Farm Country. Last year, Lucky Tom was pardoned by Gov. Herbert for Utah’s official turkey pardon. This year will be the fourth time a turkey will be saved by the Governor’s executive powers. Join officials from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Thanksgiving Point and Norbest at this special event. The general public is invited to come to Farm Country at 10 am for the pardoning. Admission into Farm Country to view the pardoning will be free from 10-10:30 am.
29th Annual Religious an…
The SMA invites you to Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share.
Art Exhibition: Shaping …
This reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent American collection will allow visitors to interpret our ever-expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition will examine American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the American experience. It will showcase approximately eighty works of art, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The exhibition will elicit reflection on the role of the artworks in both revealing and contributing to cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the formation of American identity. The new show will replace American Dreams, the last iteration of our permanent collection.
Art Gallery at the River…
Celebrate the Christmas Season with family and friends as you attend a 30 minute guided tour. Experience "The light of Christ" as beautiful art comes to life, offered exclusively through Zions Mercantile. Calle 801-802-6064 to schedule your tour today.
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 Costumes 24 Academy Award Nominations 25 Films 30 Actors
Face-Off: Portraits by C…
An extraordinary exhibition. The works of Casey Childs are more than mere mirror images of people. Child's strives "to capture the beauty, variations and complexities of the human form. The goal of my portrait work is to capture the soul of the individual–not just their likeness." The exhibition will feature ten of Child’s influential figures in history, completed master works, and a number of the artist's studies of live models. Interactive activities will be on hand.
Utah County Art Gallery
Local artists display their artwork in the hallways of the Utah County Health and Justice Building. Each month different artists are featured, so it is a new experience every time you come. Children's Art Show is annual event which features a reception and exhibit of Children's artwork and has been running for 7 years. Children from 5 to 14 may enter free of charge. The art will hang in the building through July 26th. Reception July 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be face painters, balloon artists and refreshments. Ribbons and trophies are presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age category. Also honorable mentions and most patriotic. Submit artwork, Saturday June 29th from 10 am to Noon at the Utah County Health and Justice building. Download an entry form at http://www.utahcountyartgallery.com/shows/childrens/2013UCABKidsCall.pdf Visit their website for more details on artists' receptions, awards, and gallery strolls.
November 27, 2014
American Fork Turkey Trot
Registration: All registration will be on-line until day of packet pick-up and race day, when you can register in person. In person registration will be cash or check only. Entry Fees: If Registered by: Shirt No Shirt November 16* $23 $13 November 26 - 6:00PM $25 $16 Race Day 6:30 am - 7:30 am only $30 $21 Race Shirts are long sleeve hoodies. *Shirts are only available at packet pick-up and race day for those registered by Nov. 16th. All others will be available Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 am to noon at the race location. Packet Pick-Up: at race location, Wednesday, November 26, Noon to 6:00 PM, and Race Day from 6:30am-7:30am. Awards: Turkeys to the top 3 Men and Women overall, and to 1st place in each age group. Pumpkin Pies to 2nd and 3rd place in each age group. Kid's Dash: (No Charge) age groups 0-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 years. A special award will be given to the winner of each dash. Course Parking: Please park in the Best Buy parking lot area. The finish area will be closed to all parking.
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.
Earn Your Turkey Run
We gave away 120 turkeys and 60 pies in 2013! Results are now posted! Since 1982, the Orem Fitness Center has sponsored the most prize-laden Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk in Utah. For a modest entry fee, participants receive a T-shirt, great post-race food, an excellent opportunity to win turkeys and pies, and guilt free feasting the rest of the day: Earn Your Turkey! Start Times: 8am --- 4 Mile Run 8:20am --- 2 Mile Health Walk 9am --- Kids Races: 0-2 Years---100 Meters; 3-4 Years---1/4 Mile; 5-8 Years---1/2 Mile; 9-12 Years---1 Mile Please check in a minimum of 45 minutes prior to your event! Packet Pickup: 3pm-7pm on Wednesday, November 26th, @ Runner's Corner in Orem (835 S. 700 E.) 7am-7:45am on race morning at the Orem Fitness Center Race Location: Orem Fitness Center 580 W. 165 S. (Next to Mountain View High School) Take I-15 Orem Center Street Exit