Sanpete County Happenings




Thursday, Sept. 12


Snow College Convocations—Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Green, philosophy faculty members with Weber State and Utah State, will speak from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. at the Eccles Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Senior Social—The Gunnison Stake Senior Singles will hold their monthly social at the Mayfield Chapel at 6 p.m. Dinner will be hosted by the Mayfield Ward Relief Society. Entertainment for the evening will be furnished by Nora Healey and her rag time piano. All single adults in the Gunnison Stake are invited to join in this event.

Saturday, Sept. 14


            Celtic/Folk Concert—Sarah McQuaid, UK Celtic Singer, will be performing at the Snow College Huntsman Library at 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is limited. The event is sponsored by the Ephraim Public Library and Yardley Inn.

Golf Tournament—An amateur golf tournament, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, will be held at the Palisade State Park Golf Course in Sterling. Contact Jordan Van Orman for more info at 835-465.


Monday, Sept. 16


Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will be showing the SnoDome movies “Perfect Little Planet” at 7 p.m. and “Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” at 8 p.m. at the Snow College science building.  Seating is limited, so you must reserve your free tickets at


Tuesday, Sept. 17


Central Utah Grazing Expo—A workshop and trade show for grazing management will be held at the Snow College Greenwood Student Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Flu Shots—Please join the Central Utah Public Health Dept. in their mass vaccination plans.  Flu shots will be offered in a fast and convenient drive-thru method at the Manti Fire House located at 52 S. 100 East in Manti from 2– 6 p.m. The cost of flu shots are typically free with your insurance card or $25.00 without insurance. For children ages 0-18 without any insurance, the cost is $14.50.



Wednesday, Sept. 18


Manti Public Hearing—A public hearing on zoning issues will be held at 6 p.m. tonight. It will include an updated zoning map and propose the addition of two commercial zones. Copies of the zoning proposal and map are available at the Manti City Office.

Employer Tabling Day—Looking for a job opportunity? Meet employers at the Snow College Bell Tower. For more information contact the Snow College Career Center at 283-7648.


Thursday, Sept. 19


Snow College Convocations—Randy Williams, Board Chairman of Utah Humanities, will speak from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. at the Eccles Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.


Saturday, Sept. 21


            Snow College Homecoming—Many fun-filled activities are scheduled throughout the day to celebrate homecoming: There is a Golden Badger reunion; RSVP by calling 283-7060. The distinguished alumni breakfast is at 9 a.m. There is a men’s and women’s soccer game. The homecoming parade is at 4:30 p.m., followed by tailgating at 5:30 p.m. and the football game at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Saturday, Sept. 28


            Pride and Prejudice—Tickets are now on sale at for performances at 7:30 each evening at the Snow College Eccles Center. The play is adapted by from the Jane Austen novel and directed by Milinda Weeks.



Thursday, Sept. 26


Chris Pierce in Concert—The consummate soul man, Chris Pierce will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Snow College Eccles Center. He has released seven independent albums and his voice and music have been heard in films and T.V shows. Tickets on sale now at




Mt. Pleasant Co-Ed Softball—The fall classic co-ed softball tournament will be held on Sept. 28. The deadline to register is Sept. 21, with a $250 registration fee.  For more information contact the recreation department at 462-3108.

Rehearsals for Messiah—The Horne School of Music at Snow College announces the start of rehearsals for the 85th Annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. The Master Chorale will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Choir Room), M147 in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The chorale is open to all who can carry a tune, ages 16 and older.  No audition is required.  Singers must attend at least 10 of the 13 scheduled rehearsals, plus the dress rehearsal to be eligible to sing in the concerts. Those interested in joining should contact Silvi Harmon at

Seven Steps to Family Wellness—Women throughout the county are invited to come to a series of classes on holistic health called “Seven Steps to Family Wellness,” starting this September. To register and get more information, visit or call Jacque at 340-0242.

Munchkin Music—The Granary Arts Center in Ephraim is holding interactive workshops for young children and their parents on Fridays during the months of September, October and November.

Classes are centered on an exploration of instruments, singing, dancing, puppets and parachute games that promote creative learning said class instructor Colleen Rogers.

The classes are designed for ages 18 months to 5 years. The cost is $20 per child to attend four classes on each Friday of the month; and $10 for each additional sibling, per month. The workshops will be held from 11 – 11:45 a.m. at the Granary Arts center, 86 N Main Street in Ephraim. For more information, see

Manti Farmer’s Market—The popular marketplace will open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, behind the Historic Manti City Hall; it will run for 4-5 weeks, depending on the harvest. Come and enjoy local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and handcrafted items. If you are interested in being a vendor or have any questions please contact Hunter at 851-3258.

Forest Service Advisors—The Manti-La Sal National Forest is looking for members to serve on the Manti-La Sal Resource Advisory committee (RAC). Volunteering as a member of the RAC is an opportunity to learn more about the forest and nearby communities while helping provide funding for important projects. Those interested in applying can either download an application from or call the Manti-La Sal National Forest at 636-3525.

Snow College Theater—Season tickets are on sale now.  Pride and Prejudice, The Incident of the Curious Dog in the Night-Time, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Odyssey are all included. The cost is $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and children. Go to or call the Eccles Box Office at 283-7472.

Yoga and Spin Classes—Snow College in Ephraim has ongoing community education classes in yoga and spin. There is a small fee for the classes. Get more information at or call 283-7670.

Junior Fairboard—High School students who are juniors or seniors and would like to help out with Sanpete County Fair are encouraged to apply to be a member of the Sanpete County Junior Fairboard. Applications are available at, then click on contact, or call 851-7030 for more information.

Sanpete Food Pantry—Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family, church and Scout groups can call to arrange a time to volunteer. The pantry is located at 1080 S. Blackhawk Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant. Donations can be made in person or online at

Grief Support Group—Intermountain Sanpete Valley Hospital offers a grief support group for anyone needing help coping with the loss of a loved one. The group meets once a month on the third Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the basement conference room at Intermountain Sanpete Valley Hospital.

Bible Seekers Club—On Wednesday evening, a kid’s club for ages 5-12 will be hosted by the Heritage Baptist Church, featuring games, activities, music, snacks and Christ-centered activities. Adults are welcome to stay and attend mid-week service while the kids are in club. The event is held at 1045 Medical Drive (across the parking lot from Sanpete Valley Hospital) in Mt. Pleasant. Call 462-9319 for details.

Family Support Group — The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free support group for family and friends of individuals with mental health issues.  Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 1050 South Medical Drive (Next to Therapy West).

Connections Support Group –NAMI is also offering a free support group for individuals with mental health issues. Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 1050 South Medical Drive (Next to Therapy West).