Scale models come in all shapes and sizes: airplanes, cars, science fiction characters and more. They will all be on display at Shocon: The 2008 Regional meet, which will be held Saturday, at Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. It is free and open to the public.

The event, sponsored by the Northern Utah Scale Modelers Association, with co-sponsorship by IPMS/Salt Lake City and the Utah Miniature Automotive Guild, will feature models produced by hobbyists throughout Utah and neighboring states.

The models will be on display from 8:30 a.m. through 2 p.m.; then the halls will be closed for judging. Modelers will be competing in the areas of aircraft, armor, automobiles, figures, dioramas and vignettes, ships, spacecraft/science fiction and miscellaneous.

In addition, there will be a "Make-n-Take" youth activity that is free for kids ages 6 to 16. Model manufacturer Polar Lights has donated kits that participants can work on with the help and advisement of Shocon modelers. It runs from 2-4:30 p.m.

This is the 23rd annual contest and show, and has become the second-largest show of its kind in the western United States.


"Come Learn Something Old" at the Pioneer Craft House as it celebrates its grand reopening Thursday, Sept. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be entertainment, demonstrations, refreshments and a chance to sign up for classes in a variety of crafts including jewelry making, stained glass, woodworking, weaving, Ukrainian egg painting, rag rugs, lapidary and more.

Pioneer Craft House is located at 3271 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit www.pioneercrafthouse.org.