- Planned Parenthood book drive:
Planned Parenthood of Utah will hold a book sale, Saturday, June 1. The group is seeking donations of used books that will benefit medical, educational and advocacy programs in Utah.Books may be dropped off at the Parenthood Center at 654 S. 900 East. Call 532-1586 for more information
- Utah Alliance for the Mentally Ill:
The Utah Alliance for the Mentally Ill, South Valley Support Group, meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Charter Counseling Center of Midvale.
The meeting is open to the public. Call Joy Verde at 255-2308 for more information.
- Japanese students looking for places to stay:
Japanese students are looking for Salt Lake-area families to rent them room and board for 19 days while they attend English classes. The students will pay $355 per month, prorated to the actual time they spend. Students need their own room, breakfast and dinner. They will ride the bus to school.
For more information, call Vern Smith at 968-9333 or 468-3221.
- Neighbor Fair applications:
Applications are now being taken for performing arts groups who are interested in playing in this year's US WEST/KLCY (FM-94.1) Neighbor Fair, July 24 at Liberty Park.
Interested groups should submit a resume and audiotape or VHS videotape by June 3 to: Howard Communications, McIntyre Center, Suite F, 2121 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.
More information is available by calling 484-2600.
- Safe baby sitter course:
Bountiful's Lakeview Hospital, 630 E. Medical Drive, is offering course on how to be a "Safe Sitter" for children. The course lasts 13 hours over two days, costs $20 and includes a rigorous written and practical examination.
The first two-day course is Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Call 299-2507 for more information.
- Skin cancer screening clinic:
Salt Lake County Aging Services' Health Aging Program will offer a skin cancer screening clinic on Wednesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Multi-Ethnic Center, 120 S. 200 West.
This free clinic is for people age 60 and older. Call 328-2090 for an appointment.
- Lakeview Hospital's one-day double bill workshop:
"Laughing For The Health of It" and "The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Your Life" are the titles of a double-bill public workshop May 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Weber State University Ballroom.
Registration is $30 before May 21 and $35 at the door. Call Step One at Lakeview Hospital at 299-7837 for more information.
- Summer classes at the Granger Community School:
Summer classes will be offered by the Granger Community School for all ages and interests. There are mathematics, sports, dance, crafts and cooking classes. Call 964-7965 for more information.
- Midgley photo exhibit:
Photographs by Utah's Steve Midgley will be exhibited in the Atrium Gallery at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 209 E. 500 South, until June 4. The gallery is open during regular library hours. For more information, call 524-8234.
- Incest Survivors Anonymous:
Incest Survivors Anonymous meets every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Benchmark Family Care Center, 592 W. 1350 South, Woods Cross. The meetings are open to all women, age 18 or older.
- Women's co-dependency seminar:
"Overcoming Co-dependency," a free seminar by the Gathering Place, will be Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., at Orem's Lake Ridge Junior High, 951 S. 400 West.
Mike Lind will be the guest speaker. For more information call 226-2255.
- Youth soccer tryouts:
Soccer tryouts for the America Triple Club Team (ages 9-10) for the Salt Lake area from 2100 South to the Point of the Mountain will be held on Wednesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the east side of Southridge Park (5200 S. 4000 West.)
For more information, call Lyn at 968-4967.
- Firewater competitive swim school:
Summer registration for the Firewater competitive swim school are being taken through the end of May at Sandy's Alta Canyon Sports Center. The seven-week class meets daily for 45 minutes from June 10-July 26.
For more information, call 942-ALTA.
- Murray's "Arts in the Park":
The Murray Arts Advisory Board will sponsor "Arts in the Park," a series of eight productions this summer. Besides concerts, the series will also include ballet, symphony, operetta, county western and two musicals - "The Fantastics" and "Man of LaMancha."
Season tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors/children. The individual gate price will be $5. For ticket information, call 264-2614.
- A search for World War II veterans:
A nationwide search is on for World War II Navy veterans who served aboard the USS Wilkes (DD441). Any former crew members should contact John Mercer, 2012 Dale Drive, Dupo, IL 62239-9717, or call (618) 286-4690.
- Free flower garden shows:
The Utah Associated Garden Clubs will hold two free public flower shows this month at the Sugarhouse Garden Center, 1602 E. 2100 South.
The iris exhibits will be Saturday, May 25, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m.
Call 467-0461 for more information.
- Open water certification class:
An open water certification class in scuba diving is being offered through the Murray Community Education program. Participants can try scuba diving once for $5, with no obligation to continue. The all-inclusive course fee is $175.
Call 264-7414 or 266-2348 for more information.
- MIDGE summer poetry contest:
MIDGE Publications is now conducting a summer poetry contest. There are cash prizes and publication in MIDGE Magazine. The reading fee of $1 per poem and entries are due by June 15.
Send poems, reading fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MIDGE, P.O. Box 1110, West Jordan, UT 84084.
- Utah Home Education Association programs:
The Utah Home Education Association (UHEA) is offering a chance for parents to help their struggling schoolchildren this summer with basic school skill workshops. The association is also offering another program, "Education at Home."
Call 488-3676 for more information.
- Davis programs for children with disabilities:
The Davis School District and the Davis County Health Department provide a wide ranger of services for children with disabilities through age 5. Programs are provided free to parents.
Parents can call 451-5071 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to arrange a screening appointment.
- Host families needed for Pacific Intercultural Exchange:
Pacific Intercultural Exchange needs Salt Lake-area host families for foreign high school students who will be arriving soon. More information is available by calling 1-800-245-6232.
- The Red Butte Gardens and Arboretum:
Spring programs are under way for the Red Butte Gardens and Arboretum. There are Saturday Family Fun programs and also a Saturday walking series. For a schedule of events, call 581-8454. Call the Wildflower Hotline at 581-3802, to find out what's blooming there.
- Cultural exchange host families needed:
Families are needed in July to host 300 teenagers from France, Spain and Germany. Families are also in demand for 10 teacher-chaperones. The groups arrive in Salt Lake City on July 1, 8, 11 and 27 for a one-month stay.
The host families need not know a foreign language, and the students will have spending money and full medical insurance. For more information, contact Carol Peterson at 943-6983.
- Holy Cross breast care lecture series:
Holy Cross Hospital's free series on the ongoing needs of breast cancer patients continues through May. The lectures are held every Tuesday from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Moreau Auditorium, 1002 E. South Temple. Call 350-4000 for more information.
- Trek to the eclipse of the sun:
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society, Utah Valley Community College and the Hansen Planetarium are planning summer expeditions in July to view the solar eclipse.
Costs of the expeditions vary from $499 to $995 per person. Call Patrick Wiggins at the Hansen Planetarium, 538-2104, ext. 244, for more information.
- Mental health support group:
Recovery Inc., a non-profit, no fee, community mental health support group, holds regular meetings to help individuals deal with nervous symptoms and fears. Call 268-2402 for more information.
- The search for Miss South Jordan 1991:
Entries are now being accepted for the Miss South Jordan Pageant scheduled Aug. 17 at South Jordan High School. Contestants must be South Jordan residents between the ages of 17-26 who have never been married.
Call 254-3893, 254-1593 or 566-2224 for more information.
- Chronic pain support group:
The Salt Lake Chronic Pain Support Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the 2100 S. State, South Building, Room 3009.
Scot Russell, University of Utah Pain Center, will be the guest speaker May 13. Call 248-7356 for more information.
- Have your party fun at Hogle Zoo:
Hogle Zoo is accepting reservations for meetings, company parties, birthday parties and family reunions. If your group has 400 people or more, you may exclusively rent the zoo in the evening. Groups may also make special reservations for animal shows, train rides and concessions.
The zoo gates are open 363 days a year from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors may stay until 7:30 p.m. if they enter the gate before 6 p.m. Adult admission is $4, children 5-14 are $2 and children under 5 are free.
To make arrangements for parties at the zoo, call 582-0714.
- Hogle Zoo is also offering summer classes in June and July for elementary age schoolchildren. Registration is in progress. Call 583-2400, Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for more information.
- Tracy Aviary hours:
The Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, is open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission ($1.25 for adults and 75 cents for children age 6 and older) is charged every day except Monday (not including holidays) and also on Saturday before noon.
- Free infant car seats for new parents who deliver at hospital:
The Women's Special Care Department at Bountiful's Lakeview Hospital is now providing new parents with free infant car seats. In the past, the hospital rented car seats to parents who needed them for a nominal and partially refunded fee after leaving the hospital.
Kay Matsumura, chief executive officer of Lakeview Hospital, decided that the hospital should not give parents the chance to get in the habit of holding the baby in their laps - even on the ride home from the hospital.
Unlike states like New York, Utah does not check to make sure all new parents have car seats before leaving the hospital.
For more information about Lakeview's Women's Special Care program, call 299-2507.
- "Life" skills at the Murray Boys & Girls Club:
Life skills is a fun and hands-on activity for youth age 10-18. The program by the Murray Boys & Girls Club offers the chance to meet new friends and learn new skills in such areas as weight control, transportation, fitness, sports, personal hygiene and nutrition. Cost is $15 per year. Call Cheryl at 268-1335 for more information.
- Social recreation for physically challenged teens:
The Murray Boys & Girls Club also offers fun recreational activities for teens with physical disabilities. Recent monthly activities include ski trips and theater excursions. For more information, call Cheryl at 268-1335 or visit the club at 244 E. Vine St.
- Cancer support group:
The First Unitarian Church sponsors a support group for those who have or have had cancer, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in the Church's Teen Center, 569 S. 1300 East. Call 582-8687 or 277-4862 for more information.
- Aerobics classes:
Aerobics classes are taught by qualified instructors at the East Millcreek Library. Call FHP at 561-2231 for information on fees.
- Recovery Inc.
A free, weekly mental-health support group offers ongoing training to help people deal with nervous fears and obsessions. For more information, call 268-2402.
- Library hours: Regular hours for most Salt Lake County Library System branches are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The hours for the South Salt Lake Library are Monday, noon to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and closed Saturday. The hours for Draper Library are Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.; closed Friday. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until noon and 1-6 p.m.