Sanpete County Happenings






Thursday, Oct. 11


Gunnison Stake Senior Singles—All senior adults (ages 36 and older) in the Gunnison Stake are invited to come out for social and dinner at the Fayette Ward Chapel at 6 p.m.  This dinner is hosted by the Fayette Ward Relief Society


Thursday, Oct. 11 – Oct. 13


Shakespeare Play—Snow College will present its first play of the year, “Measure for Measure, directed by Andrew Nogasky, on Oct. 11-13 in the Eccles Center.

The play is a dramatic comedy by Shakespeare—but with a twist. The performance is set in today’s digital world.

Look for comic clowning and deep struggles in this comedy. Tickets can be purchased by calling 283-7478 between noon and 5 p.m. or go to


Friday, Oct. 12


First in Concert Series—A concert featuring the Keller Sisters, a pop duo born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, but now living in Salt Lake City, will be held at 7 p.m. in Spring City Community Center ballroom, located at 100 E. and Center Street.

This is the first of four concerts with the $5 ticket price going towards the maintenance of a grand piano that was given to Spring City by the Bastien Foundation.

The sisters, Chey, 15, and Caysi, 14, study with Dean Kaelin, the teacher who trained David Archuleta. They have won talent shows in Idaho, Utah and California.  Contact Laura Lawrence, 801-201-8635, for more information.


Art Exhibit—An opening reception for three new solo exhibits will be held at the Granary Arts, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The works of these three artists will be on display through Jan. 25, 2019.

The exhibits are “Land Of The Free” by Kim Raff; “Total Plentitude: A Congregation of Seeker Sisters” by Page Turner; and “Captioned” by Liza Sylvestre and curated by Jason Judd.

Granary Arts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Ephraim. Hours are 11 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information go to



Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13


Golf Tournament—The Central Utah Two-Day Amateur golf tournament will be held at the Palisade State Park Golf Course in Sterling, with a shotgun shot at 10 a.m.

Contact: Jordan Van Orman at 435-835-4653 or


Fountain Green Holiday Boutique—A fundraiser for the Fountain Green Library will be held Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the dance hall.  There will be a raffle, door prizes and kids’ games. Homemade soups, sweet rolls, breads, candies, jewelry, home décor and more will all be available. Allison Brown will be signing her books.


Tuesday, Oct. 16

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


Symphony Concert—The Snow College Eccles Center for the Performing Arts presents the Wind Symphony in concert at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $5. Middle school and high school students are free with ID.


Mt. Pleasant Vision Prayer Breakfast—The meeting starts at 7 a.m. at the Coffee Depot, 751 S. U.S. 89 (the old train station in Mt. Pleasant).

This is your opportunity to express your faith in our community and network with others seeking to make good things happen in the Sanpete Valley

This event is sponsored by The Coffee Depot and The Triangle Institute with help from The Pyramid, The Sanpete Messenger and Mid-Utah Radio.


Thursday, Oct. 18


Kate MacLeod and Friends Concert—Kate Macleod presents the Utah Music Revue, accompanied by Utah Bluegrass instrument champions Mary and Peter Danzig, and Mark Hazel on vocal and guitar. The performance will be held at the Casino Star Theatre in Gunnison. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $6 for minors.

The musicians will perform a collection of songs and instrumental music about Utah. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and instrumentalist who travels the United States and Europe. For more information, contact Diana Spencer at 979-2798 or


Mt. Pleasant Holiday Magic Boutique—The 19th annual Holiday Magic Boutique will be held at the Recreation Center, 10 N. State Street in Mt. Pleasant. There will be a large selection of hand-crafted items, home decor and door prizes, along with a free gift for the first 50 customers each day. The event runs Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, contact Liza Noorlander at 427-3711 or





Mt. Pleasant Recreation.—Registration is underway for the adult indoor soccer league, men’s basketball league and co-ed volleyball. For more information contact the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department at 462-3108.

Stuffed Animal Drive—Join with the Andersons in giving back to the community by donating new and gently used stuffed animals to the Children’s Justice Center. Donation boxes are located at Manti Elementary, Manti Market and Ephraim Fresh Market. Call 851-9102 for more information.

Snow College Entrepreneurship Seminars—Some of the most successful entrepreneurs from Utah will tell their story and teach fundamental principles of business success at seminars each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Snow College Huntsman Library in Ephraim.

The seminars start on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and end on Nov. 28. They are free to the public.

For more information contact Alan Christensen at 283-7375 or go to

Head Start enrollment—Enrollment is now open for preschool children ages 3-5 for Mt. Pleasant Head Start and for Centerfield Head Start for the 2018-2019 season. This free preschool offers free meals and transportation to outlying areas. Contact: Mt. Pleasant Head Start at 580-5080 or Centerfield at 851-7714.

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.

Art Show—The artwork of Ron Richmond and Rett Ashby will be shown until Oct. 13 at the Hub City Gallery at 115 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant (Upstairs, Mount Pleasant City Hall). The show is titled, Numinous and bucolic, a show of a contrast.

NAMI— The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold monthly meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at 1050 S. Medical Drive in Mt. Pleasant. For information on the Connections recovery group, please call 435-660-6055.

Snow College Convocations—For fall semester, the inspirational talks will be held on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. at the Eccles Center. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, go to The schedule is as follows.

Oct. 25 – Ann Cannon – Columnist, Salt Lake Tribune.

Nov. 1 – George Handley, Assoc. Dean of Humanities, Brigham Young Univ.

Nov. 8 – President Gary and Mrs. Janet Carlston – Snow College

Nov. 15 – Dustin Hansen – Author and Illustrator.

Nov. 29 – Snow College Theatre and Dance.

Rehearsals for Christmas Concert Series—Singers 15 years and older are invited to attend rehearsals each Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Stake Center at 300 S. State. Questions may be directed to Steven Clark at 262-0358. The singers will work under the direction Dr. Roy Ellefsen, with Anna Aagard at the piano.

This is the 17th annual Christmas music spectacular put on by the Sanpete Valley Singers. The program is an eclectic collection of some of the finest music ever written for choirs, and features everything from traditional Christmas carols, to religious masterpieces, to amazing contemporary seasonal music. The choir traditionally performs five concerts during the Christmas season, ending with two performances on the same night at Temple Square.