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Monday! Labor day, bbq’s and wild things

5 Sep



Have you been enjoying your 3 day weekend? OK i know i should have taken advantage of this but instead i worked at the Halloween bootique (featured above in my photo i call ‘ i need binoculars for this job’), lallygagged about the community garden and oh yeah tried to get hunter to ride a virtual ski machine at alpine sports (pics on facebook!)….hmm….i guess i did do some stuff this weekend. Go me! And, it isn’t even over yet! Monday will be filled with hiking, hunter/mama bonding time and lots of hugs i hope.

So in an effort to get ya off yer bum here are Monday’s events! Go have a BBQ and enjoy the end of summer!

All day

Carriage House Gallery Exhibit: Utah Farms & Gardens Watercolors Pam ChristiansenSimonsEccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

All day

Art house cinema movies:Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theater with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.Caterpillar 1:00PM, Poetry 2:45PM, Dogtooth 5:25PM, Terribly Happy 7:15, Battleship Potempkin 9:05PM.

8:30am – 3:30pm

Wild Things -From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

10:00am – 8:00pm

Eccles Dinosaur Park – Join us in a Dinosaur Adventure with FREE MOVIES.

Show times: 11am-1pm-3pmDinosaur Park, 1544 E Park Blvd., Ogden,Utah 84401

12:30pm – 5:00pm

Snowbasin Concert and BBQSnowbasin Resort, 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville, UT

Wednesday: adventures, debates, karaoke and great bands

31 Aug

Oh heck yes! Its Wednesday my fave day of the week! Psshhhtt Friday? oh no no, i love Wednesdays! And this Wednesday will probably be the best one yet granted everything goes as planned…otherwise you can find me moping around town kicking rocks and mumbling to myself.

Oh what’s the special occasion you ask? Oh nothing , i just have an interview with THE BEST Utah magazine ever! SLUG of course! To be honest i am still unclear about what exactly it is i am interviewing for but who cares? its SLUG! Also while i am lallygagging about in the SLC i will be attempting to attend a YELP ELITE family reunion…i still have 2 plus 1’s if anyone wants to come. If you are like most folks and are wondering what the heck yelp is just CHECK THIS OUT and see it in full glory.

After my SLC shenanigans i will be heading back to my one true home, the best place in the universe, OGDEN UTAH and heading over to the union station for some mayoral debates. Finally i get to make one as i have missed the last few, keep an ear out for some indie Ogden crew political debates soon!

After all is said and done i will settle on down at the sand trap for karaoke with Jackson the karaoke dude and my new indie Ogden crew. They are some rad folks so if ya want to meet us in real live person head on over!

Annnnnnnd here are your days events:

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FREE Teazers Texas Hold-Em – Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes.366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517

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Art house cinema movies Ogden’s premier art house cinema showing first run films from art movies to foreign to documentaries to local shorts along with far-from-center features at our weekend late night screenings. Join us for candy, popcorn, and a cold Coke in our small intimate theatre with limited seating with a personal touch on historic 25th Street in Ogden.158 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401

8:30am – 3:30pm

Wild Things -From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:00am – 10:00am

Oasis community garden market -come enjoy the beautiful garden and farmers market oasis community garden. Oasis Community Garden a 1.7 acre lot located at 2445 Monroe Blv. please come by and see our progress.

10:00am – 3:00pm

second annual Adrian Maxson Day of Service “Weaving Art into Service”WSU’s Community Involvement Center will host the second annual Adrian Maxson Day of Service “Weaving Art into Service” assisting the Ogden Nature Center with trail maintenance, cleaning bird cages, repairing areas damaged by high spring runoff and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St., Ogden), free, 801-626-7737.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Wild Wednesdays PresentsAccipiters: Aces of the Forest” at the Ogden Nature Center – Ogden Nature Center

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Youth Chess Club – For players aged 4 to 18. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

5:00pm – 11:00pm

Karaoke at the sand trap -karaoke every Wednesday at the sand trap with Jackson the karaoke dude plus meet the indie Ogden crew! sand trap

6:00pm – 8:00pm

OGDEN- Independent Film Society -Join us at the ‘Independent Film Society’ for some fun times getting to know your fellow film junkies in the local scene hear at the Ogden meetup. uncommon grounds/cafe mergot 136 25th St.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Weekly evening hikes:Wasatch Hikers can be found every Wednesday night at 6:30pm hiking a different trail in the Ogden area. Our creed is exercise is good for the body, mind and soul! The trails in the area are better than the gym. So if you want a group to hang with, or just have time for just one hike , we look forward to meeting a new friend. Location and details of each hike are provided just a few days in advance of the date. This allows for consideration of the weather and other factors.For information on our next outing visit: http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors and check the calendar under the meetups tab.

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

The First Amazing Meeting of The Queen Bee Book Club!!! -We’re ready to share our books and chocolates with you and would like to start with a customer favorite!

So how about it? Will you be part of the elite? The Queen Bee 270 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Ogden City Council Candidates Forum-Don’t let the mayoral race overshadow the upcoming city council elections for At Large Seat C and Municipal Ward 2. The Ogden Ethics Project is pleased to sponsor this forum for candidates, similar in format to the recent mayoral candidates forum. The formal event begins at 7:00, but come early to mingle with the candidates.Union Station Browning TheaterWall Ave. at 25th Street, north end of building

Ogden, UT

7:00pm – 11:00pm

The Black – Come and see this amazing Austin, Texas based rock band on August 31 at The Basement. If you’ve ever longed for the days of the classic rock and roll musicians, then The Black is the band for you. One listen, and you’ll be hooked. also featuring beargrowl wolfhowl, welcome to the woods, a sometimes army and farewell to fontane. The Basement, 329 24th Street, Ogden, UT

9:00pm – 12:00am

Open mic at Brewskis – be a rock star for a few minutes and join in open mic night at brewskis244 Historic 25th Street – Ogden, Utah 84401

rad dentists, a bird whisperer and lots of amazing events

20 Jul



I am trying to find the words to express my joy but all i can come up with is HUZZAH! I was contacted by dentist Jim Ellis (ironically my first choice in Ogden dentists because of his awesome tweets) about working out a good deal for my wisdom teeth removal. Whew! The source of all of my stress and pain recently is finally being released. I don’t have to drive to SLC and i don’t have to keep saving for eternity. . . well, what seems like eternity. I am excited that Jim Ellis will be my dentist as his rave reviews and genuine love of dentistry have eased my anxieties quite a bit. Id like to take this moment to give a GIANT shout to Uncommon grounds/Cafe mergot, mermaid baby, Jim Hutchins, Amber Loranger, Rachel Olsen, Candice Ortiz, Christine Smith, and the many other people i am undoubtedly forgetting, for your support and love through this frustrating process, i love you all!

I think this day is bound to be full of sweet surprises. As i was writing this i was interrupted by a knocking on my window and when i looked out my husband had a bird in his had who apparently narrowly escaped becoming cat food had he not found him in time. Surprisingly the bird sat calmly in his palm for a good 15 minuted before Bryan finally coaxed it back into the tree, to a HIGHER branch. Bryan is like an animal whisperer, all animals (even wild ones) seem to be completely comfortable with him. We will be on hikes and they will just saunter on up as if they know him. Dogs especially seem to love him and even the most vicious ones will turn to butter once he pets them. He really should have been a veterinarian instead of an adrenaline junkie cyclist, but i also cant imagine him not biking every day.

Speaking of wild animals we seem to attract, our slimey pet snail “booger” who we though would only live a few days (and who we thought died twice already) apparently can live up to 15 years and grow to an astonishing 2 pounds! looks like we found the perfect pet! He seems quite happy in his new home and moves around quite a bit, they eat a lot more than i thought and since i always have fresh produce around i think he will do just fine. He is quite a hit with the kiddos as well and play dates lately have been an hour of oohing ahhing over ‘boogers” home.

Well On with the show, here are today’s events! Be safe, create, and have fun!

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pioneer days events:
7:00 am Miss Rodeo Utah Check-in Ogden Marriott Hotel
9:00 am “Slack” – WPRA Barrel Racing Ogden Pioneer Stadium
2:00 pm Miss Rodeo Utah Horsemanship Competition Golden Spike Arena
6:30 pm Pre-Rodeo Events & Entertainment Ogden Pioneer Stadium
7:30 pm PRCA Rodeo “Standard Examiner Family Night” Ogden Pioneer Stadium

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Visual Art: Exhibit: 37th Statewide Competition and works by Theresa PaoliniEccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

All day

Steve Stones Art Exhibit – Come and see the latest works of Steve Stones and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe. Grounds For Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah

All day

FREE Teazers Texas Hold-Em -Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes. 366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517

8:30am – 3:30pm

Wild Things From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants.Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mad Science Camp: Crazy Chemworks – The theme is Crazy Chemworks which is a great introductory camp for variety of chemistry experiments and reactions. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mad Science Camp: Chemical, Cells, and Crime – The theme is Chemical, Cells and Crime which is a great introductory camp for cool science activities. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00am – 12:00pm

Fledglings: Sense-sational Nature – Sense of Hearing – See, hear, taste, smell, and feel your way through the fascinating world of plants, animals, dirt and rocks. Use your five senses to explore nature’s mysteries. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:30am – 10:30am

Health & Happiness: Morning Chi with Tamara Anderson – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:30am – 11:00am

Health & Happiness: Children’s Yoga with Lori Parrish – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Health & Happiness: Restorative Yoga – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Stampede – a multi-award winning Western music duo that brings good music classic and original), harmony, humor and just down right good fun to the stage. Bring your lunch and enjoy the sunshine and music at the Amphitheater for Tunes at Noon. Ogden City Municipal Park, 26th and washington, 2549 washington Blvd, Ogden, Ut. 84401

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinosaur Park Adventures in Art – Join us by participating in our summer ART CLASS program at the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Adventures in Art, is a two-hour class, once a week, for four weeks. Each week, new and fun activities will be presented. You will have the opportunity to work with clay, chalk, weaving, and many other activities that will be fun and educational. Lunch will be provided . Dinosaur Park, 1544 E Park Blvd., Ogden,Utah 84401

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Wild Wednesdays Presents “Dip Into Summer” at the Ogden Nature Center The dog days of summer are finally here! There’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives within our ponds. You never know what or who you might find. Meet in the Visitor’s Center. Ogden Nature Center 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Youth Chess Club – For players aged 4 to 18. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

5:00pm – 11:00pm

Karaoke at the sand trap – unleash your inner rock star with Jackson the karaoke dude every Wednesday at the sand trap2851 Washington Blvd

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Exploring Nature In Watercolor – We are pleased to offer our community the chance to paint the views of Ogden Nature Center with Terrece Beesley!Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

6:00pm – 8:00pm

OGDEN- “Independent Film Society” -all Utah film interested people should join the independent film society of Utah for a night of networking and film panel style banter and friendly discussion and debate. meet new people.!, hang out with your film friends and have some fun why don’t ya.- cafe mergot / uncommon grounds, 136 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, Utah

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Annual Ogden PFLAG BBQ: Parents, family and friends of lesbians and Gays come together for the annual PFLAG BBQ see their facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ogdenpflag) for details.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Weekly evening hikes:meetup with other local outdoors lovers and try out a new trail! check out :http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors for the details on where the weekly hike will take place!

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Club Meeting – Program: A film on Basic Silversmithing will be shown. Guests are always welcome to our meetings.Union Station, Wattis Dumke Room, Second Floor, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Dan Weldon -Dan Weldon has earned the title of journeyman roots musician. Over the years, as both soloist and sideman, he has rocked readily, serenaded sweet and lowdown, and twanged with the toughest.Talent in the Park is every Wednesday evening at 7:30. Come early to grab a good seat or bring your blanket and chairs to pick a place on the grass. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th st., Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00pm-1:00am

Open mic at Brewskis be a rockstar for a few minutes and join in open mic night at brewskis244 Historic 25th Street – Ogden, Utah 84401

>Thursday:rainy day fun and more!

7 Jul

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Today is overcast and hazy and i have decided to stay in my house dress while i babysit today. You’d never know that is was gloomy outside because my house is filled with the laughter (or possibly things breaking) of 3 rambunctious children. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet today, its still warm out and you can just pretend you are in Portland! Also check out my post on what to do indoors when it is raining! Read it here!

Forecast for Ogden, UT (88° | 68°)
All day
Visual Art: Exhibit: 37th Statewide Competition and works by Theresa Paolini – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
All day
Steve Stones Art Exhibit – Grounds For Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah
8:30am – 3:30pm
Wild Things – Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404
9:00am – 11:00am
Toddler Tracks: Music and Movement – Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404
9:00am – 12:00pm
Mad Science Camp: NASA: Journey into Outer Space – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
9:00am – 12:00pm
Mad Science Camp: Crazy Chemworks – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
9:30am – 10:30am
Health & Happiness: Tai Chi with Norm Skanchy – Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
10:30am – 11:30am
Storytellers Motoko and Eshu at Main Library – Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Toddler Tracks: Music and Movement – Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Summer Sizzle Arts & Entertainment – Pleasant Valley Branch Library, 5568 Adams Avenue, Ogden, UT 84405
8:00pm – 11:30pm
SLam Jam @ Mojo’s – Mojo’s 2210 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT

>Wednesday: karaoke, indie shows and free events

29 Jun

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Yup its Wednesday again my favorite day of the week and only 2 days until Afternoon Tea at Ben Lomond Suites AND only one day until the Windsor drive show at mojos!!! I am so excited The ben lomond suites asked me to come and even more excited to dress up and take pictures! As you can see from all the exclamation points i am still coming down from a sugar high from all the pie i ate last night!
The Ogden rad mamas organizing a super awesome vent called “Rock N Romp”, a family friendly show played at lower decibels so both parent and kids can enjoy their fave local bands. We are looking for 2 more fun, danceable bands to play plus local businesses to donate things for the raffle and volunteers as well. This is going to be a benefit show for a local non profit so if you are interested email me at indieogden@gmail.com
It looks like Its time for sponsorship again! Indie Ogden has 3 ad spaces available for a low cost or trade. To learn more GO HERE AND READ ABOUT ALL THE BENEFITS. Be sure to check out the RIGHT side of the blog and visit our current sponsors

As usual Wednesday is literally bursting with events so get out there!

Art camp:
Artist, Annette Orrock will offer Adventures in Art Camp at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden for those ages 8 through adult on Monday through Wednesday, June 27 through 29, 2011 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuition: $80 includes supplies. Adventures will include the use of charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil pastel and colored pencils.

Art at dinosaur park:
Join us by participating in our summer ART CLASS program at the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Adventures in Art, is a two-hour class, once a week, for four weeks. Each week, new and fun activities will be presented. You will have the opportunity to work with clay, chalk, weaving, and many other activities that will be fun and educational. Lunch will be provided

music in municipal gardens:
Bring your lunch and enjoy the sunshine and music at the Amphitheater for Tunes at Noon on Wednesdays. Jun 29th: Jane Bruce

ultimutt readathon:
Children are invited to practice reading skills by sharing a book with a therapy dog. This event is held every Wednesday in June, 2011. Registration is required. Call 801-337-2639 to sign up.

Wild Wednesdays:
Are owls really wise? Get the answer to that question and many others as we meet three different owls and decode the mysteries that surround these amazing birds. Meet in the Visitor’s Center.
http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Sandtrap:
karaoke every Wednesday at the sand trap with Jackson the karaoke dude

independent film society:
Join us at the ‘Independent Film Society’ for some fun times getting to know your fellow film junkies in the local scene hear at the Ogden meet

Weekly evening hikes:
meetup with other local outdoors lovers and try out a new trail! check out :http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors for the details on where the weekly hike will take place!

The Basement presents: WE ARE THE WILLOWS (from Minnesota)
Featuring performances by:Mermaid Baby, Stegosaurus, Love Lucas Lee, Fernwood. Doors open at 6:30PM, music starts at 7:00PMMovie.Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.Learn moreLink about We Are The Willows here: http://www.wearethewillows.com

Movie a the library:True Grit
This movie is part of the Best of 2010 film series at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library.

PET presents “mama mia” movie and sing along:
Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.

Talent in the park:
Talent in the Park is every Wednesday evening at 7:30. Come early to grab a good seat or bring your blanket and chairs to pick a place on the grass. Previewing June 29th: Unusual Suspects

Brewskis:
be a rockstar for a few minutes and join in open mic night at brewskis