After much demand, Draper Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer this new program in April and May of 2016, with registration running from January 4 to March 4. The season will include two games per week, an eight game regular season, uniform, pictures, bats and helmets and a free Skills Clinic taught by Corner Canyon High School Coach Garrett. Games will be played at Bellevue Park and Southfork Park. Divisions are Machine Pitch ($45) for second grade, Falcon ($55) for third and fourth grade and Filly ($55) for fifth and sixth grade. Register at DraperCity.CivicPlus.com.
Utah Kids Club Winter Palooza
On Saturday, February 6, Utah Kids Club will present its 10th Annual Winter Palooza. With vendors, rock walls, bazooka blasters, inflatables, bungee trampolines, coconut climbing trees, balloons, a rappelling ropes course, a two-man ferris wheel, laser tag, sand trailer and digging toys, mechanical bull, origami and face painting plus superheroes, princesses and more, the Winter Palooza is the place to venture out to when the kids have had enough of the snow. It’s the biggest party all winter! For a very full list of activities and offerings and to purchase tickets visit WinterPaloozaUtah.com.
Dual-Language Immersion programs will be available in all Canyons District traditional high schools beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, when some of the students who began the program as first-graders begin high school as freshmen. The statewide Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program is aimed at preparing students for college and career with a second language. Canyons DLI programs are available in Spanish-English, French-English and Mandarin Chinese-English at eight elementary schools and six middle schools. DLI programs will be available as the following, based on programs offered in feeder elementary and middle schools:
- Alta: Mandarin Chinese
- Brighton: Mandarin Chinese-English and French
- CornerCanyon: French and Mandarin Chinese
- Hillcrest: Spanish
- Jordan: Spanish
The Original Bridal Showcase: What a Bride Wants
Come plan your wedding at the Bridal Showcase, and see the latest in bridal gowns, tuxedos, caterers, invitations, hotels, florists, photographers, music, decorators, reception centers, spa retreats, beauty specialists, and much more, including several staged fashion shows, during which vendors will be giving away freebies. Draper local business, Triton Terrace, will be on hand at the Showcase on January 29-30, and will be giving away a free six-month lease to one lucky winner. Greenband.com TritonTerrace.com
The Draper Senior Center’s Chair of Bowlies
Becoming the absolute perfect way to warm up on a fall day, the Draper Senior Center’s Advisory Council held its annual “Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies” fundraiser on November 7. The event began three years ago when the center first opened and the Advisory Council needed a creative way to raise money. Organizers looked to the seniors and decided to sell beautiful pottery bowls made by the talented seniors themselves. Patrons purchase a bowl of their choice and this buys them endless soup, salad and breadsticks donated by local restaurants and stores. Generous sponsors include Black Bear Diner, Egg & I, Even Stevens, Goodwood Barbecue, Great Harvest Bread, Harmon’s Grocery, Kneader’s Bakery & Café and Wendy’s. For pictures of the event, see our Good Times section on page 8.
Holding Out HELP Finds New Home in Draper
Holding Out HELP exists to assist those from a polygamous background with the resources necessary to meet their physical, emotional and educational needs. A generous donor purchased the property on Pioneer Street to help HOH meet the needs of men, women and children who are transitioning from polygamous communities into mainstream society. This center will provide a space for educational workshops, emergency multi-family housing, case management, counseling offices, large group activities, a clothing bank, after-school tutoring and more. To read more about the cause and donate, visit HoldingOutHelp.org.
Midway Ice Castle
The Ice Castle is back in Midway, but with a new location at 2002 Soldier Hollow Road. Come get your “Elsa” on and experience the glorious concept pioneered in one of the originators’ front yards and built from harvested icicles. Castles weigh approximately 25,000,000 pounds with walls that are ten feet thick, and are the perfect place to explore on a winter day. For a longer excursion, go tubing at Soldier Hollow too, or make it a full day in Midway, when, on January 16, the area will host its Winterfest at Midway Town Hall. IceCastles.com
Win A Gift Basket From Bake 360!
Taking culinary traditions from the old world, Bake 360 offers sweet, savory and surprising baked goods that the owners hope “remind you of the simple things in life” and become the center of your family table–whatever you’re celebrating. This month, you can win a basket full of Bake 360’s delectable treats by liking Draper Lifestyle on Facebook, then entering to win at DraperLifestyle.com. Winner announced January 25. For more of Bake 360 treats head to the bakery and restaurant at 725 E 12300 South in Draper. OlsensBAKE360.com
Did You Get A New Pet For Christmas?
Creekside will help you start your pet on the trail to a long and healthy life with preventative health care plans, grooming and pet boarding. For a coupon for a complimentary physical exam, see page 13.