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Carbon County news briefs

Off-roaders revving up to ride, roll and raise funds for the ongoing fight against cancer

Four- and two-wheel off-road enthusiasts will ride into town and head to the Carbon County Fairgrounds Saturday to show heart as they gather to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The 2nd Annual Relay for Life kicks off at 9 a.m with registration that will end at 10 the recreation building parking lot, 393 South Fairgrounds Road.

Kids ages 8 to 16 will attend an OHV training class in the morning and then join up with the riders.

Co-sponsor Castleview Hospital will host a fundraising dinner at 3 p.m. at the Fairgrounds for $5 a plate.

Three-hour workshop at DNR will address optimum irrigation system management

Getting more water for the buck is the topic of a workshop scheduled for May 8 at the Utah Department of Natural Resources building, 319 North Carbonville Road. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon and will help irrigators achieve optimum efficiency with their systems.

While the main focus is for agriculture producers with existing systems under USDA/NRCS irrigation contracts, any resident interested in learning about the subject is invited. The day's topics include soil, water and plant management/relationships For more information call 636-3235 or 637-0041 ext.35.

Rarely seen drawings, two Utah Symphony performances highlights of Helper event

Anyone needing an infusion of culture can head to Helper May 17 for "Maynard and Mozart." The historic Rio Theater at 214 Main St.,will host 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. performances of the Utah Symphony and a gallery stroll of area artists will spotlight a private collection of 40 pencil drawings by western artist Maynard Dixon.

The gallery stroll runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free. Area restaurants and shops will participate in the day's event. Tickets for the Utah Symphony are $20. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Melanie Steele at 472-0318.

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