Castle Valley FYI
Rape crisis hotline - Rape or domestic violence victims in the Carbon-Emery County area may contact the local 24-hour crisis line toll-free at 1-866-894-8610.
Food handlers classes - Two hour sessions are slated Aug. 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health district in Price. Classes will be taught Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health department in Castle Dale. Test fees required. For information, contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
Children's 911 emergency awareness - Activities designed to teach local children when to use the 911 system are slated Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at Foxborough Apartments in Wellington.
County history publication - Residents may purchase the Carbon County Historical Society's spring publication at the museums in Price and Helper.
CASA - Court appointed special advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. Screenings are conducted on all volunteers. For information, call CASA coordinator Tarasina Compagni at 636-3431.
Frontier project - works to empower local families. The program needs youth mentors. For information, contact the project at 637-1497.
Carbon County Triad - meets the first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Price senior center. Members focus on law enforcement and aging programs to assist the elderly. Meetings are open to the public.
Carbon County RSVP - Volunteers ages 55 year and older are needed. Mileage reimbursement and liability insurance provided. For information, contact the RSVP office at 637-9118.
Lifeline pregnancy assistance, support center - The facility offers free confidential pregnancy testing, verification, counseling and baby supplies. Residents may contact the center by calling the 24-hour telephone line at 636-0700.
Cans for Care-A-Van - The service is conducting an aluminum can drive to help defray the costs of providing transportation to medical appointments for the elderly and people with disabilities. Bagged cans may be dropped off at Howa's. For pickup, call the office at 637-9488.
Carbon County Humane Society - The non-profit organization offers monthly spay and neuter clinics at 98 North Carbon Avenue in Price. The group needs old towels and blankets. Members will pick up good used items for the group's rummage sale. For information, call the humane society at 637-2908.
Carbon County Animal Shelter- AVID chip pet identification is available at the shelter. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Carbon County Housing Authority - The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The children's library is open to housing residents Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Foster parents - The local DCFS office needs foster parents willing to work with teens and provide emergency shelter care. For information, contact Cindy Saccomanno at 636-0219.
AA, NA - Meetings are conducted at the following locations:
Daily - AA open meetings, noon, at 90 N. 100 East, Price.
Monday - NA at 3 and AA at 8 p.m., open, Four Corners Mental Health in Price; NA at 7:30 p.m., open, Four Corners in Castle Dale.
Tuesday - AA at 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m. Four Corners in Castle Dale, open.
Wednesday - AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price , open.
Thursday - AA at 8 p.m., Huntington senior citizens center, open.
Friday - AA at 6:30 p.m., Union Gospel Mission in Helper, closed; 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m., old Reeves school, Price, open.
Saturday - AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price, open.
Domestic violence support groups - are scheduled weekly. For information, call the 24-hour crisis line at 637-6589.
Single mothers support group - meets Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. Child care available upon request. No fees required.
Helper library - Hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.
Price library - Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. The pizza party for children 9 years or younger who participated in the reading program is Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park. The reading swimming party for fourth to ninth graders is Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. at the wave pool. Youth turning in book reviews will receive free passes. Story hour is Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Children Pet Pals activities are Tuesday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. For information, call library at 636-3188.
CEU library -Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library is accepting Carbon High yearbook donations for its archives. Missing years are 1928, 1933, 1939, 1955, 1961, 1966. For information, contact the library at 613-5209.
Family Support & Children's Justice Center - offers crisis care for families with children from infants to 11 years old. Crisis nursery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families may use the nursery for respite, family crisis, court, doctors appointments, medical emergencies, mental health appointments, escaping family violence, attending parenting classes/divorce classes and AA/Narcotic Anonymous meetings. Parenting classes are scheduled Thursday at 1:30 p.m. For information, call the center at 637-0281.
Helping Hands - Sponsored by Four Corners Mental Health, the community service youth group meets Monday at 1 p.m. at Washington Park. For information on joining, students ages 11 to 18 years old may call Caroline Barrington at 637-3710 or contact Sandi Auger.
Child Care Resource & Referral - offers information on becoming child care providers and referrals for parents, employees or employers needing related services. For information, contact the agency at 613-5619.
Women's cancer support group - meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview's classroom Located in room 104, the cancer library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Helper mining museum - From May 1 to Sept. 30, hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Oct. 1 to April 30, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours may be scheduled. For information, contact Helen Tonc at 472-3009.
Prehistoric museum - From April 1 to Oct. 31, hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Nov. 1 to March 31, hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call the museum at 613-5060.
Habitat for Humanity - For information about volunteering or applying for homes, call the Habitat office at 636-3230 between 8 a.m. and noon.
Cancer screening - Southeastern Utah Health District in Price offers checks twice a month for women up to and including age 64. Clinics include breast, pelvic and pap exams at low or no cost. Women 50 to 64 may qualify for free mammogram vouchers. Call the health department at 637-3671 to schedule appointments.
Infant immunization clinics - The health district in Price offers the clinics Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
ABC Learning Center - has books, computers and activities for adults and children. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For tutoring appointments, call the center at 888-2061.
Social Security - Located at the county courthouse in Price, the office is open the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., excluding a half-hour lunch. For information, residents may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Single mothers - Bringing Hope Foundation meets are Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. Single mothers share experiences and learn about community resources. No fees required. Participants must enroll by contacting the foundation at 637-5542.
Caregivers support group - meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at in room 140 at Active Re-Entry in Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.
Eating disorder support group - meets the first Thursday of the month at the Price hospital. For information, contact Sunni Olson at 636-8344.
Caring adult program - Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.
Castle Valley Center accepting wheelchairs, walkers - The center will write donation receipts for tax record for residents providing used wheelchairs, walkers, etc., to assist students in the Carbon-Emery area. Donated equipment may be dropped off at the center, 755 N. Cedar Hills Drive, Price. For information, contact the school at 637-9150.
CHS Class of 1972 reunion - will be presented Aug. 17. For reservations, contact Becky Kloepfer at 472-8295.
CHS Class of 1992 reunion - is slated Aug. 31. For information, call David Staheli at 801-360-5545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunnyside Day - The potluck event is slated Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. Bring eating utensils. Meat trays, rolls and drinks will be furnished.
Hiawatha Day - The reunion is planned Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington Park. Chicken and homemade root beer will be served.
Canyon Days - The potluck gathering for all former coal camp residents will be presented Aug. 10 at Helper City Park starting at 10 a.m. Meat and rolls will be furnished. Bring chairs. Activities include music and prize drawing. For information, call Nana Beth Davis at 637-1841.
Carbon County Rodeo - Planned in conjunction with the county fair, the event will be presented Aug. 9 and Aug. 10. The schedule includes:
Pre-rodeo performances at 7:30 p.m., followed by the shows at 8 p.m.
Junior steer riding at 6 p.m. Entry fees required. Pre-register with Kyle Edwards at 637-2215.
Junior barrels at 7 p.m. Youth need not pre-register. Fees required.
Slack will follow Friday's show.
Books are open Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Local entries may contact Rhonda Peterson at 120 E. Main, Price, or 637-8214. Western State members must enter by calling 435-336-2563. Call back is Aug. 5 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Western State number.
Price Culture Connection -The schedule includes the following 7:30 p.m. presentations at the Price Peace Garden:
Aug. 8 - Cowboys galore, featuring 9 Mile Players and Joel Frandsen.
Aug. 15 - Singer, guitar player Charlie Simmons.
Aug. 22 - Friends making music, featuring Sherrie Vlamakis, Randee Shultz and others.
Aug. 29 - Jennifer Lopez and friends.
Sept. 9 - Salute to local heroes
Sept. 19 - Singer, guitar player Ben Bailey.
Sept. 26 - storytelling for children of all ages.
Castle Valley Community Theatre auditions - CVCT will conduct auditions for the group's fall production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Mont Harmon theatre. There are roles for men and women ages 18 or older.
Play readings - Coal Country Players will sponsor play readings at the Geary Theatre throughout the summer. The readings are open to local residents, with no pressure of casting or performing. For information, contact Neil Warren at 637-3389.
Senior citizens center pool - Pool players interested in participating in the morning session should contact the senior center in Price at 637-5080.
Inspired by the Ancients - Mark Vranesh's mixed media works inspired by rock art sites and landscapes in the state will be displayed until Aug. 26 at CEU Prehistoric Museum.
VFW field officer - will be at the Price workforce center Aug. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. to assist veterans with VA matters.
Helper American Legion Auxiliary - meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Contact Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
VFW - Post hours are Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Games are on Sunday at 1 p.m. For information, contact Ginny Boren at 637-7424.
Slovenian Day picnic - The public event is planned Aug. 4 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Price city park shelter.
Price Ladies of Elks - Meetings resume Sept. 8. For information, contact Susan Etzel at 637-5772.
Bowling league scores - League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Annette Heath. For information, contact Heath at 637-3825.
Coal Country Squares - Dancers meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors center in Price.
Castle Country Quilt Guild - meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center. For information, call Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
Gastric bypass support group - meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview. For information, call Wilma Howa at 472-5048
Central Utah Stock Car Racing Association - meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Helper Civic Auditorium. For information, contact Reed Phillips at 613-8288.
League of Utah Writers - Price chapter meets the third Monday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call Margaret Christensen at 637-0772.
Masonic Lodges - Regular activities include Carbon Lodge 16, F&AM, first Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Joppa Lodge 26, F&AM, first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 13, first Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Job's Daughters, Bethel 3, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; and York Rite (chapter, council, commandery alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. Contact Norman Smith for information.
Castle Valley Archaeology Society - meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact Jeanette Evans at 637-0044
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Castle Valley chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact the museum or Duane Taylor at 613-5060.
Carbon County Model Railroaders - The group meets Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Terry Wheeler at 636-0681.
Carbon County Historical Society - meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the courthouse. For information, call Joanne Hyatt at 472-5062 or contact Kathy Hamaker.
Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, contact Teresa Kilcrease at 637-5324.
MOPS - The mothers of preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel. Adult crafts, child care and children's program included. For information, call Tami Campbell at 637-7542.
Castle Country OHV - meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at city hall. A club ride is planned July 20 on Gentry Mountain. Meet at Plateau mine at 8 a.m. The group posts information on issues regarding land use and road closures on its website at ccohva.com. For information, contact Tony Koss at 637-5145.