Monday, January 31, 2011

St. George Library

Something new to do on Thursday evenings!

The St. George Library has story time every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning and some afternoons. Now you can attend an evening story time with Mrs. Mann Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Story Time Schedule:
MondayGrandpa Steve10 am, 11 amUnder 12
MondayMiss Jill1 pmAll ages
WednesdayMrs. Mann10am, 11am, 2pmAges 3-5
ThursdayMiss Gloria10am, 11am, 2pmToddlers 2-4
ThursdaysMrs. Mann6:30 pmUnder 12
FridayMiss Gloria11 amToddlers 2-4

Story time includes books, songs, and crafts or coloring pages. Held in the Children's section of the St. George library. Remember to turn off your cell phone! St. George Library is located at 88 West 100 South, St. George.

If you don't live near the St. George library, check out the one closest to you. They all have story time. You can also find schedules at: http:/

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Over the Edge Sports

Building Bike Trails
Quentin and DJ Morrissette own Over the Edge Sports, Hurricane's bike shop. Every Wednesday they work on building a new mountain bike trail across from Quail Lake and I took the kids out there last week. My 4 year old loved helping build the trail. My 2 year old complained and wanted to be held.
 If you are interested in helping build the new mountain bike trail, contact DJ or Quentin at Over the Edge Sports 435-635-5455 or find them on Facebook where they usually post their trail building plans. Please only work on the trail under their supervision!

My husband and I both bought our Ibis Mojos from Over the Edge Sports. The shop rents bikes too if you want to try one out or if you are from out of town.
Over the Edge Sports
100 S. 76 E. Hurricane, UT

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Boy Scouts of America

Do you have a son working on Boy Scout badges?

The City of St. George Leisure Services Department is holding merit badge classes this spring at the Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 S. Dixie Dr. for $12.

Geology Badge: Thursdays, February 3 (3 wks)
Gardening Badge: Tuesday, March 22 (2 wks)
Forestry Badge: Tuesday, April 5 (3 wks)
Plant Science: Thursday, April 7 (3 wks)

For more info or to register call 435-627-4560 or visit

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mozart Festival

Mozart Festival Schedule
Free to the public

Thursday, January 27th
Starting at 7 pm, Geoff Myers will play the organ, the Red Cliffs Chamber Orchestra and selected soloists will perform at the Dunford Auditorium (south of the Dixie State College library).

Friday, January 28th
At noon, Mozart music will be played at the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. in St. George.

Saturday, January 29th
Starting at 7 pm, the St. George Tabernacle will feature the Southwest Symphony strings with a variety of orchestral music, pianist Mary Esther Putnam, organist Geoff Myers and select string soloists.

Sunday, January 30th
Violin soloists and duets by DSC music majors, the Southwest Symphony Strings and vocalists will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2260 E. Red Cliffs Drive.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kids' Multisport Camp

My son really enjoyed attending this multisport class. It is for an hour a week for 3 weeks and the kids get to play baseball, soccer, basketball, and football. It is a great way for them to improve gross motor skills. Below are pictures of my son participating in camp last year.

Kids' Multisport Camp
Date: Wednesday, February 2 (3-wks)
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $15
Age: 3-5 years
Location: St George Rec Center

Register at the St. George Rec Center, 285 S. 400 E.
Or call 435-627-4560

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Birdhouses & Birdfeeders

FREE Kids Workshop!
Saturday, January 29th 11am-1pm

Build a birdhouse or birdfeeder for free at the Tonaquint Nature Center, part of the St. George Winter Bird Festival. See for a complete schedule.

Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 South Dixie Drive

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Indoor Soccer

I love indoor soccer! You get to really see what your ball handling skills are and you can play off the walls. Now I just need to find an adult league.

Youth Indoor Soccer Clinic
Date: Monday, January 24 or Wednesday, January 26 (5 wks)
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Fee: $25
Age: 1st/2nd Graders Mondays
        3rd/4th Graders Wednesdays
Location: St. George Rec Center
Description: Learn the basics of soccer of take advantage of getting some extra training before the Spring leagues start. The instructor will focus on ball control, dribbling and age-appropriate skill development.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lawn Bowling

Lawn Bowling? Never heard of it, but it might be a fun activity for teens and their friends to do together for only $15.

Youth Lawn Bowling
Instructional Class
Date: Monday, January 24 (3-wks)
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $15
Age: 12-18 years
Location: St. George Rec Center
Description: Class for beginner lawn bowler. Participants will learn the rules of the game and be supervised during play.

Youth Soccer

St. George City Rec Youth Soccer

Start Smart Soccer
3-5 year olds
Registration deadline: February 18
Fee: $25
Saturdays for 5 weeks, starting February 26th.
Basic soccer skills with parent participation.

Youth Iddy Biddy Soccer
K-2nd Grade
Registration deadline: January 21
Fee: $27
Games begin the first week of March. Standard blue and gold reversible jersey must be worn and can be purchased at local merchants or at the St. George Rec Center for $12.50.

Youth Fundamental Soccer
3rd-6th Grade
Registration Deadline: January 21
Fee: $27
Games begin in March. Standard gold and blue reversible jersey must be worn and can be purchased at local merchants or the St. George Rec Center for $12.50. Girls and boys have separate leagues. Volunteer to coach 435-627-4560

Register at the St. George Rec Center, 285 S. 400 E.
Or online at
Or call 435-627-4560

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TeenSERT Training

TeenSERT Training for ages 14-18
Training provides critical skills for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Identify and anticipate hazards
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home
  • Extinguish small fires
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Conduct light search and rescue
  • Apply basic medical techniques
  • Help reduce survivor stress
Begins Tuesday, January 25th at the Volunteer Center of Washington County under the auspices of the Youth Volunteer Corp (YVC), and AmeriCorps and the Washington County School District. Participants receive Certificate of Completion as well as CPR validation.

Meet weekly 6-8:30 for 8 weeks (20 hours to complete) Free!
Registration deadline Friday, January 21st 
Call to register 435-674-5757 ext 105

Friday, January 14, 2011

National Parks

Visit Zion for FREE this weekend!

All national parks will be free on the following dates:
January 15-17 Martin Luther King Day
April 16-24 National Park Week
June 21 First Day of Summer
September 24 National Public Lands Day
November 11-13 Veterans Day

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Active Arts

I am teaching "Active Arts" for 2-3 year olds on Wednesdays and Fridays for 12 weeks through Dixie State College's Community Education program. Here is a little about the class:

Active Arts
Each week celebrates a new and fun theme from snakes to flowers. Together we will paint, color, sing, move, create, and enjoy music. Class is designed to build gross motor, fine motor, social, and language skills. Parent involvement is recommended. The Wednesday and Friday classes will consist of the same activities, so sign up for only one. This class is for 2-3 year olds.
Time: 10-11 am
Place: Community Arts Ctr, Rm C
Class Fee: $45
Material Fee: $15 (May be lower depending on # of participants)

Session 1 Call#: 51297
Date: Jan 19 - Apr 13  Day: Wednesday

Session 2 Call #:51298
Date: Jan 21 - Apr 15  Day: Friday

Register on-line at:
Or in person at: 225 South 700 East, St. George
Community Education 435-652-7675

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Curiosity Club

My son loves Curiosity Club and I have signed him up for the next session.

Dates: Tuesday, January 18 thru February 1st (4 weeks)
Ages: 3-6 years
Times: 10:30 am OR 1:30 pm for 1-hour
Class fee: $20/child (see coupon below)
Location: Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 South Dixie Drive

Dawn is a wonderful instructor and this session’s weekly topics include: Wacky Weather, Walking with Dinosaurs, Chinese New Year Celebration, and Nursery Rhyme Time.

Parents are welcome to sit in and observe the class, but I usually jog the Tonaquint paved trail or take my daughter to the Tonaquint Park.

Sign up at the St. George Rec Center, 285 South 400 East

The coupon below is only good for 2 more days! 
Save $5
Sign-up for Curiosity Club before January 12th and receive $5 off of the program fee. Voucher must be surrendered at the time of registration.
Registration must be done at the St. George
Recreation Center, 285 South 400 East

Join Curiosity Club TODAY!
Offer Expires: January 12, 2011- 
Curiosity Club Session 5 & 6

Monday, January 10, 2011

Creative Minds

1Creative Minds is a discovery center for young kids. Right now you can find a $3 admission coupon in the Southern Utah Family & Kids magazine. This coupon is good through Valentine's Day.

Southern Utah Family & Kids magazine can be found in businesses around the St. George area for free. You can also sign up to have it mailed directly to you at:

Creative Minds is located at:
1316 S. 400 E. B5&6
off Riverside Road, near I-15 and Bluff

Saturday, January 8, 2011

SGU Airport

The St. George Municipal Airport opens Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am taking my kids to check it out. I am not sure what all is in store, but I am sure there will be some planes and helicopters to look at from a distance and some state and national "important people."
Open house at 2:30 PM
Ribbon cutting 2:45 PM
Address: 4550 S. Airport Parkway
Directions: MapQuest did not help me, but I am told there is a new exit after the Bloomington exit going south bound on I15. I am also told to follow River Rd. until it ends and turn left on Airport Parkway.
Visit for more information.