Sanpete County Happenings


Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 7


Miracle on 34th Street –Snow College will present “Miracle on 34th Street—a Live Musical Radio Play” at 7:30 p.m. in the Kim Christison Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth.



Thursday, Dec. 5


          Holiday Music Spectacular –The Horne School of Music will present its holiday concert featuring Jonatha Brooke in the Jorgensen Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and youth.


Friday, Dec. 6


Cowpokes for Christmas—Award winning cowboy singer/songwriter Brenn Hill and his cowboy poet sidekick Andy Nelson will present their Christmas show, “Cowpokes for Christmas” at the Casino Star Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for ages 16 and up and $15 for ages 15 and under and family tickets are $50.

Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will be showing SnowDome movies “Season of Light” at 7 p.m. and “Moons: Worlds of Mystery” at 8 p.m. at the Snow College science building.  Seating is limited, so you must reserve your free tickets at


Saturday, Dec. 7


LDS Social—Singles age 31 and over in central Utah are invited to a tri-stake Country Christmas social at the Salina Stake Center, 100 W 300 North, at 1 p.m.

This social is hosted by the Salina, Loa, and Moroni Stakes; a scrumptious lunch will be served. Come dressed in your best western “get up,” hats and all. Prizes for the best decorated hat will be awarded and you may bring a white elephant gift for exchange if you desire.

Ephraim Christmas Light Parade—The annual Christmas light parade will start at 7 p.m. on Main Street and end at the Greenwood Center, where children can visit with Santa and have hot chocolate and cookies. A red, white and green Christmas fireworks show will cap off the evening at the Ephraim Sports Complex.

Toys for Tots—The big distribution day for Toys for Tots/Sub for Santa will be held at the Manti Fairgrounds Exhibition building from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Give & Grow—Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is scheduled to be the guest speaker at a service networking convention, sponsored by UServeUtah, at the Snow College Greenwood Center from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be adopt a stuffed animal, Angel Tree, quilt tying, donation station, raffles and prizes.



Saturday, Dec. 7 – Monday, Dec. 9


Nativity Display—The Co-op in Ephraim will hold its eighth annual nativity display on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. This display consists of nativity scenes loaned by local residents.



Sunday, Dec. 8 – Monday, Dec. 9


The Messiah –The Snow College Horne School of Music will perform the annual Messiah in the Jorgensen Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.



Monday, Dec. 9


Student Composition Concert—Snow College music students will be showcasing their semester’s work at a performance at 6 p.m. in the Eccles Center. Free to the public.


Tuesday, Dec. 10


Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will be showing SnowDome movies “Flight Adventure” at 7 p.m. and “Season of Light” at 8 p.m. at the Snow College science building.  Seating is limited, so you must reserve your free tickets at


Wednesday, Dec. 11


Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will be showing SnowDome movies “Perfect Little Planet” at 7 p.m. and “Season of Light” at 8 p.m. at the Snow College science building.  Seating is limited, so you must reserve your free tickets at


Thursday, Dec. 12


Ephraim Middle School Candlelight—The middle school will present its annual Candlelight program at 7 p.m. at the Snow College Eccles Center. Two citizens will be presented with candles in recognition of lifelong service to the community.

Gunnison High Christmas Concert—The band, chorus and orchestra will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. at the Gunnison Valley High School.

Santa Visit—Mid Utah Radio and Coca Cola will be holding live remote visits with Santa Claus

at the Manti Market from 4-6 p.m. Bring the kids and cameras.


Friday, Dec. 13 and Monday, Dec. 16


Radio Show—The Manti High School Theater Department will present their Christmas Radio Show on Friday and Monday at 6 p.m.



Saturday, Dec. 14


            Feast of Santa Lucia—The Ephraim Co-op will host the third annual Feast of Santa Lucia at 6 p.m. The event features Scandinavian smorgasbord, the Santa Lucia procession, music and a program. Seating is limited to 100 and the cost is $30. Tickets may be purchased at the Co-Op.





Annual Christmas Tree Forest—Christmas trees will be donated to loving families in need or delivered to families of your choice. Come to the Fairview Museum from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. For information call 427-9216.

Christmas Tree Permits—The Manti-La Sal National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits Nov. 18 until sold out or until Dec. 23. Permits will cost $10 each, with a limit of three permits per person. Their office is located at 540 N. Main Street in Ephraim.

Cuban Art Exhibit—An exhibition of photographic artworks by eight Utah artists called “Cubanidad” will be displayed at the Snow College Art Gallery from now until Dec. 13.

Fairview Museum—Winter hours are now in effect at the museum. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Coat Donations—The employees of the Department of Workforce Services in Manti are collecting and distributing gently used coats and winter wear to needy families in the Sanpete County area. They welcome your donations. You can drop coats off at their office at 55 S. Main in Manti, or call Marles at 835-0728 to arrange to have your coats picked up.

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.

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).