Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Children's Story Time: Preschool children learn about the past through stories and history-related activities from 12:30 to 1 p.m. (435) 586-9290
December 12 Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse
Legends by Firelight: Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. by the fire for an evening of oral tradition and learn how jackrabbit got his large ears, why coyote is so tricky and other American Indian myths and legends. Bring marshmallows and sticks if desired. (801) 773-2941.
December 16 Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum – Vernal
Paleontology Lab Tour: Join Curator Heather Finlayson at 7 p.m. for a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s paleontology laboratory and enjoy an opportunity to view areas of the museum not normally open to the public. Tour includes how to prepare fossils, and a demonstration of the tools and techniques for cleaning and conserving fossils. Participation is limited, so registration is required. (435) 789-3799
The Cottonwood Campground is filled with animation, lighted trees, roadway lights and displays. Visitors may drive through the display or ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon at no additional cost. A concession service offers cocoa, hamburgers, chili, scones, s'mores and other items around a large campfire. To reach Willard Bay State Park, take Exit 357 off I-15.
For more information, please call Fantasy at the Bay at (435) 734-9294 or (435) 237-9506 or Willard Bay State Park at (435) 734-9494.
To purchase by mail, please send a cashier’s check or money order to Willard Bay State Park at 900 West 650 North, Willard, UT 84340. To purchase by phone with a credit card, please call (435) 734-9494. Passes may also be purchased at Willard Bay State Park and at the trailhead when grooming begins.
Funds derived from pass sales are used for maintenance of facilities and the trailhead parking lot.
DEER VALLEY TO HOST
THE CELEBRITY SKIFEST
December 5 & 6, 2009
WHAT: Deer Valley Resort will once again kick off its winter ski season with the excitement of a celebrity ski race. Deer Valley's Celebrity Skifest will take place December 5 and 6, 2009. The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is an international coalition of citizen advocates who patrol and protect their local waterbodies, fighting for clean water and strong communities.
WHEN: The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest will include giant slalom races on both Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 on Deer Valley's Birdseye run. The competition will be televised by CBS on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at 5 p.m. (EST) following NFL football. A Pro-Am race will be held Saturday, December 5, at 1 p.m. with the final race taking place on Sunday, December 6, at noon. The public is invited to watch both races which take place on the Birdseye ski run located mid-mountain at Silver Lake.
WHO: Some of the best-known legends of U. S. skiing will compete in this year's event, including Steve Mahre, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley's own Ambassador of Skiing Heidi Voelker. Celebrities scheduled to attend at this time include: Larry David, Bobby Kennedy, Jr., Max Kennedy, Chris Kennedy, Cheryl Hines, Gloria Rueben, Rob Morrow, Neil Patrick Harris, Dylan Bruno and David Conrad.
COST: The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest is free to spectators. Those wishing to ride the lift or ski will need to purchase a valid day pass.
WHERE: Birdseye run is located at Deer Valley Resort, mid-mountain in the Silver Lake area.
Due to limited parking at Silver Lake, parking is available at Snow Park, and a shuttle is available from Snow Park every fifteen minutes to Silver Lake Village.