Sanpete County Happenings



Thursday, Jan. 23


Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will be playing “Planet Nine,” join the hunt for a possible planet, 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


Friday, Jan. 24


Sufco Job Fair—A job fair at the Sufco Training Center in Salina, 597 State Route 24, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are now hiring experienced underground miners, underground mechanics/electricians, miner operators, roof bolters, sutter car operators and maintenance technicians.


Friday, Jan. 24 – Saturday, Jan. 25


Prom Dress Extravaganza—The Ephraim Co-Op on Main Street, in combination with the reigning Miss Ephraim Samantha Everitt, are hosting the annual Prom Dress Extravaganza from noon to 7 p.m. each day. Girls can bring and sell their gently used prom dresses from last year, or look for a new gown for this year’s upcoming prom season.


Saturday, Jan. 25


Fun Shot Basketball—Hoopsters from 3rd-12th grade are invited to compete at the Fun Shot Basketball competition at 1:45 p.m. at the Wasatch Academy State Street Gym. Boys and girls will compete separately. Fun Shot is a skills competition where an individual player has one minute to score as many points as possible from any of six different spots on the court.  Winners of this competition will advance to the sectionals. For more information contact Mt. Pleasant Recreation at 462-3108.

Contoy Arena Team Sorting—Signup for the event at noon and the first class starts at 12:30 p.m. Classes include youth, pro-am and open. Everyone is welcome; bring the whole family. For more information call Dell Jensen at 469-0296or Jill Burr at 851-2654.


Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 29


Snow College Employer Tabling Day—Looking for a job opportunity? Meet employers at the Bell Tower from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. Questions? Contact the Career Center at 283-7648.


Monday, Feb. 3


Brain Drain Meeting—Christy Kane Ph.D., CMHC, will speak on the Impacts of Technology on the brain and discuss the difficulties teens face in today’s complex social media world at 6:30 p.m. at the Gunnison Valley High School Auditorium. The event is free to attend.


Tuesday, Feb. 4


Blood Drive—The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 1:30 – 7 p.m. at the Stake Center, 50 N. Center Street, in Moroni.


Wednesday, Feb. 5


Every Brilliant Thing—Don’t miss this one time showing of the Shakespeare Festival production of “Every Brilliant Thing” at 4 p.m. This funny and moving play shines a light on the effects of suicide, a serious problem in our day and culture. The play is suitable for all audiences and can be a springboard to important discussion among all ages. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Snow College Care Team, Administration, Wellness Center and Student Life.





Scout Troop Meeting—The new Boy Scout Troop 557, a non-denominational troop, will meet on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the Ephraim Middle School. All boys 11 – 18 years old are welcome to attend. Please be in scout uniform as much as possible.

Basketball League—Registration is now underway for Mt. Pleasant’s Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball. Six players per team. Deadline to register is February 4. For more information contact 462-3108.

Volleyball League—Registration is now underway for Mt. Pleasant City Youth Volleyball Leagues for boys and girls, 1st – 8th grade. Registration fee is $37. Deadline to register is Feb. 7.  For more information contact 462-3108.

Hunters Safety Classes—Students interested in passing hunter’s safety can take a class on Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 12, 19 or Mar. 7. Classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at the Spring City Old School, 150 E. Center Street. To sign up contact Paula Brewer at 469-0994.

Clothing Bank—The Resource Clothing Bank in Ephraim, 50 S. 100 West, will be closing Dec. 18 for the holidays and will reopen on Feb. 1.

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).