Sanpete County Happenings





Thursday, March 14

Choir Concert—The Snow College Horne School of Music presents a choir concert, “The Sun, The Moon and The Stars,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Jorgensen Concert Hall. Michael Huff will be directing. General admission is $5. Admission for high school and middle school students is $3, and Snow College students get in free.

Snow College Convocations—A talk by Paisley Rekdal, Utah poet laureate and professor at the University of Utah, will be presented from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. at the Eccles Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Senior Singles—The Gunnison Stake Senior Singles will hold their monthly social at the Centerfield Chapel at 6 p.m. Dinner will be hosted by the Centerfield 2nd Ward Relief Society. Tim Christenson and Lori Nay will provide the entertainment.

Lions Club Open House—The Ephraim Chapter of Lions Clubs will host an open house at the Ephraim Senior Citizens Center, 85 W. 100 North, Ephraim, from 6-8 p.m.

Dinner Theatre—The Snow College Black Box Theatre is holding a dinner theatre, “Plays and Pasta” at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited; so get your tickets early. The cost is $15.


Friday, March 15

Mule Deer Foundation—The Sanpete County chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at the Snow College Greenwood Student Center. Contact Kurt Kelso for more information, 469-0302.

Miracle Pageant Sign-ups—Online sign-ups for the 2019 Mormon Miracle Pageant begin today. This is earlier than past years. Go to, click on cast signups, and download the Presidency letter and release/signature forms.


Saturday, March 16

Food Donations—The Utah Food Bank is asking residents to please support the Scouting-for- Food program. Place a bag containing non-perishable food items outside your front door by 9 a.m. for pickup by your local Scout troop. Go to for more information.

Golf Tournament—A three-man scramble golf tournament is scheduled at the Palisade State Park Golf Course in Sterling. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Contact: Jordan Van Orman at 835-4653.


Monday, March 18

Gunnison Town Hall Meeting—A “Stand Up, Speak Out” program developed by Gunnison Valley High School student leaders in response to the recent sex abuse case will be held at 6 p.m. in the Gunnison Valley High School auditorium. Students, parents and community leaders are invited to attend. According to Melissa Judy, advisor to student body officers, the purpose of the meeting is to bring the community together again and start encouraging a cultural change.


Wednesday, March 20

Gunnison Housing Resource Fair—Gunnison City is hosting a housing resource fair at the city hall at 6 p.m. for prospective homeowners and for homeowners who need to upgrade their homes.

The Brother Grimm—The Manti High School Theatre program will perform “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” on Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the high school. The play is a comedy by Don Zolidis in which the actors and narrators try to combine all the Grimm Brothers fairy tales into one story. Admission is $4.

Gardening Workshops—IFA and USU Extension are collaborating to offer gardening workshops on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at IFA, 460 S. Main St. in Ephraim. Classes are free. This week’s workshop is about lawn management. If you have questions, call Matt Palmer 283-3472.


Monday, March 25

Star Show—The Snow College Planetarium will show the SnoDome movies “Back to the Moon for Good” at 7 p.m. and “The Sun: Our Living Star” at 8 p.m. at the Graham Science Building. Seating is limited, so you must reserve your free tickets at

Farm Bureau Meeting—Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will speak at the annual Sanpete County Farm Bureau banquet on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Snow College Greenwood Student Center. Prior to the keynote address, a meeting to discuss important agricultural and rural issues will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Noyes Building Heritage Room.


Thursday, March 28

Snow College Convocation—Melissa Marsted, publisher and author, Lucky Penny Publications, will speak 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




Baseball and Softball Leagues—Registration is now underway for Mt. Pleasant youth baseball and softball leagues for girls and boys ages 3–15.  Deadline to register is March 23.  For more information contact the recreation department at 462-3108.

Cemetery Cleanup—Manti City requests that all flowers, wreaths, displays, decorations, etc. be removed from the Manti City Cemetery before Sunday, March 24. All decorations remaining after that time will be removed and discarded.

Mayfield Gardening—A free course on permaculture gardening, sponsored by the Mayfield Lions Club, will be held Tuesday evenings until April 11. Meet at 6 p.m. in the town hall.  Learn how to have a highly productive and beautiful garden with less water, soil amendments and maintenance.

Mt. Pleasant Track and Field–Registration is now underway for Mt. Pleasant City Youth Track and Field. Deadline to register is March 15.  Registration fee is $37.  For more information contact the recreation department at 462-3108.

Art Exhibition—Granary Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition, “Anthology,” a retrospective of work by Richard Gate between 1985 and 2019. “Anthology” will be on display at Granary Arts through May 10. Open hours are 11-5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. An opening reception will be held April, 12 from 6-8 p.m.

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 Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. Donations can be made in person or online at

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 year. This free preschool offers meals and transportation to outlying areas. Contact: Mt. Pleasant Head Start at 580-5080 or Centerfield at 851-7714.

Grief Support Group—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 the 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 a mid-week service while the kids are in the 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.

NAMI— The National Alliance on Mental Illness holds 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.