Saturday, October 30, 2010
She was chosen at random from random.org to win a CD from
"What's In The Haunted Old House!"
Congratulations, enjoy your CD, and Happy Halloween!
CLICK HERE to read more about What's In The Haunted Old House.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
On November 1st from 2pm to 6pm, South Mountain Dental will buy your Halloween candy from you! They pay $1 per pound.
What does the dentist do with all that candy?! He sends it to our troops!
CLICK HERE for more information.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Spooky Woods Halloween Fundraiser
Friday and Saturday
October 29th and 30th
6pm - 8 pm
$5 horse and pony cart rides
$1 hot chocolate and baked treats
free trick or treat candy for kids
The Stable Place is a 501 (c) (3) non profit therapeutic riding center.
The Stable Place
2877 S Cassell St.
West Valley City, Utah 84119
For more information about The Stable Place, CLICK HERE.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
What does that mean for you?!
We have a CD to give away!
One lucky person will be chosen at random to win the "What's In The Haunted Old House" CD, just in time for Halloween!
Because Halloween is THIS Sunday, this contest will only go for a few days. The deadline to enter is Friday by Midnight. The winner will be announced on Saturday.
(CLICK HERE to read more about What's In The Haunted Old House).
- CONGRATULATIONS TO
- LAURAL WILCOX!
Halloween Activites - sorted by category or county
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Located at 421 Chipeta Way in Salt Lake City, the museum and its surrounding buildings are just waiting to
tell you their story. One of the surrounding barracks is said to be haunted by a ghost named "Clem".
This Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th, from 5pm to 8pm both days, you will get the chance to tour the Fort Douglas Cemetery. You will get to visit some of the more interesting citizens who are now resting in the Fort Douglas Cemetery. Listen to real stories of their former lives and how they found their way to such a captivating place. History will be told by actors in costume and will be suitable for all ages. You will even get a chance to hear about the real Museum Ghost named "Clem". CLICK HERE for more information on this event. Prices are as follows: $5 adults, $3 children, or $15 family. (The museum is always free of charge, but this specific event is a fundraiser for the Fort Douglas Museum). I can't think of any better way to learn the history of the people buried there than from hearing it from the "actual" people themselves! You do not have to pre-register, but if you would like to, call (801) 581-1251.
Established October 26, 1862, this was the home to U.S. Army troops until October 26, 1991 when the post was deactivated and most of it turned over to the University of Utah. CLICK HERE for more information the history of Ft Douglas.
Fort Douglas grounds:
Open to public at all times(except for active military areas).
Located just east of the University of Utah Campus Drive
The museum is in the red sandstone buildings on the south side with the tanks.
While you're there, grab yourself some pumpkin pancakes. 'Tis the season!
For details click here, but the only restrictions seem to be one per child (thank goodness) and dine in only.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Congratulations Laura, and have fun!
Remember, you still have ONE MORE chance to win! CLICK HERE to view all the details, and don't forget to enter our other contests as well!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Here are my pics for fun FREE things to do this week. Make sure to check our calendar for events not listed here.
Witch Scavenger Hunt
This is the last week the witches will be up at Gardner Village! This is a FREE event to do, and the kids always have a blast! CLICK HERE for more information about Gardner Village and to download the scavenger hunt form. Make sure to bring your cameras, and the kids (and even you!) can dress in their costumes for some great Halloween pictures!
Halloween At The Glenwood Cemetery
This is one of the coolest Halloween events I've ever heard of! Visit a graveyard, and have the "actual" people buried there standing by their graves and telling you of their lives in Old Park City!
Visit a Cemetery
This is one of our favorite activities in our family! We love finding creepy old cemeteries, especially this time of year! You'd be surprised how many there are in Utah!
What's In The Haunted Old House
This is a really fun free event going on at a few libraries.
The weather has officially turned colder, and there won't be many more chances for you to see the beauty of Utah's fall leaves. Definitely check them out before they're gone for another year!
Want something fun to listen to while drifting off to sleep, or driving to that fun Halloween activity? Here are some fun and free stories for download.
Nothing makes Halloween seem like Halloween like music does!
With the weather turning colder, now is a great time to brew some hot chocolate, pop some popcorn, and get in the Halloween mood by watching a spooky movie. Here are some favorites that you can watch with the family that aren't TOO scary!
Did you know Utah has many places that are REALLY haunted? Click the title to be directed to a list of haunted places in Utah. Visit these places and try to catch a glimpse of a real ghost! Please make sure to observe and obey all trespassing laws!
What have been/are your favorite Halloween activites around Utah that you find yourself doing year after year?
What Halloween events are you planning on attending this week?
What NEW Halloween events did you attend this year that you loved and will definitely attend next year?
Leave a comment here, or visit our Facebook page to comment!
"What's In The Haunted Old House" is music written and performed by Kevin Hurst and friends. He performs the songs every year at Salt Lake County libraries, and includes puppets, audience participation, and laughter!
Take a musical tour of Halloween with a hungry ghost, a compulsive trick-or-treater, a boy who’s not afraid of anything. Get lost in a corn maze and go on a quest for the perfect pumpkin. Sing along and become part of this library Halloween tradition. Not too spooky for young children. Families. (SIDE NOTE: This is one of my kids' favorite Halloween activities! We even bought the CD they have because it's SO much fun!)
My kids' favorite songs are "Wanda The Witch" and "Gonna Build A Monster". They are so much fun!
You can catch performances of "What's In The Haunted Old House" at the following dates and locations:
10/25/2010 7pm to 8pm Holladay Library
10/26/2010 7pm to 8:30pm Kearns Library
10/30/2010 11am to 12noon Riverton Library
10/30/2010 2pm to 3pm Herriman Library
Saturday, October 23, 2010
You can read them online, play them online, or download the mp3 and add it to a CD or your iPod!
Here are our picks for the holidays:
CLICK HERE to see the complete list, or click on each title below:
The Curtains of his bed were drawn aside, I tell you, by a hand. It was a strange figure – like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man. The voice was soft and gentle. I am the ghost of Christmas Past.
It was always said of Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless us Every One!
Harrie and Rosie Trick Santa
A modern Christmas story about how two children, Harry and Rosie tricked Santa – a free mp3 for kids.
Bertie's Christmas StoryNory
By HRH Prince Bertie the Frog Download the audio here. Or use the play button to listen now: Now, this morning it is a bit cold in this part of the world. Mr Frosty has been to visit, and the vegetable patch is white and glistening. There is ice on the pond. Brrrr, said Colin [...]
The First Christmas
John Le Mesurier tells how Mary gave birth to the baby Jesus in a stable in the time of King Herod. The nativity is undoubtedly THE Christmas story. The Shepherds and the Three Wise Men put in appearences.
Bertie Meets Father Christmas
The absolutely true story of how Prince Bertie the Frog met Santa Claus and his reindeer. The Lovely Princess Beatrice was most terribly upset after the wicked stepmother called off Christmas, and Bertie just had to cheer her up.
A Visit From St Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas)
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. No Rudolf but Santa’s Reindeer Dasha, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen feature.
Christmas Writing Competition Winners
Natasha reads two very special stories were written by the young winners of Bertie’s Christmas Storynory Writing Competition. As it happens, both stories are about dolls – but the tales are very different. So well done Alisa Pullum and Michelle Dufflocq!
Colin's Grumpy Christmas
A fish wishes to be alone. Santa grants him his desire for Christmas, and then he wonders if peace and quiet is such a wonderful thing after all.
The Elves And The Shoemaker
A shoemaker was terribly poor and had just enough money to buy leather for one pair of shoes. A Christmas story with elves – guaranteed to delight children.
A Christmas Nutcracker
A magical Christmas story with music by Tchaikovsky about the girl’s love of a toy that was both ugly and broken – but who turned out to be a true hero.
Christmas In Space
The “Wicked Uncle” Jeff arranges for his relatives to spend Christmas in space. His generosity gives an ordinary family from London a chance to feel the marvel of creation and life at Christmas time.
The Christmas Cherry Tree
A medieval story for Christmas about a medieval knight who was so generous at Christmas that he gave away almost everything he had. A miracle of a cherries out of season restored his wealth.
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: Part One
An audio drama. King Arthur’s noblest knight, Sir Gawain, goes on a quest which tests is honour as much as his valour. A Storynory Special, adapted for the Medieval text.
Sir Gawain faces must meet his destiny at the hands of the Green Knight on New Year’s Day. In the meantime he must overcome a more delicate challenge to his honour.
The Christmas Beauty
Princess Talia has no home to go to at Christmas. Her college friend Sally invites her to her house in Liverpool, where Talia’s strange behaviour does not entirely win favour with her family.
Friday, October 22, 2010
It will be from 5-8:30pm and they will have a silly band trading table set up. They have slly bands and they will be trading with the kids.
Everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes and the store will be decorated!
When you buy one combo meal, you get a 4-piece nugget kids meal FREE!
CLICK HERE to go to their site, and CLICK HERE for their Facebook page.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Halley's Comet won't zoom near Earth again for another 50 years, but the ice ball may still put on a show for some skywatchers this week in the form of a meteor shower.
- Old Fashioned Christmas - Benson Grist Mill (Nov. 27th)
- Tooele Santa Parade (Dec 4th)
- 12 Days Of Christmas Activity (Dec 4th)
- Tooele City Library Holiday Events (all month long)
- Jon Schmidt Holiday Concert (Dec. 16th)
- Santa Paws Pet Photos (Dec 18th and 19th)
- Santa's Workshop (Dec. 21st)
- More Tooele holiday events!
Weber/Davis/Box Elder County
- Layton City Lighting Ceremony (Nov 22nd, lights on until Jan. 1st)
- Gingerbread House Contest and Show (Nov. 22nd - Jan. 3rd)
- Ogden's Christmas Village (Nov. 27th - Jan. 1st)
- Treehouse Museum Family Christmas Eve Party (Dec 24th)
- Willard Bay Lights Display (now - end of December)
- Spanish Fork Festival Of Lights (Nov 25th - Jan 1st)
- Provo's Winterfest (various events Nov. 26th - Dec. 31st)
- Provo Lights On Ceremony and Candy Windows Unveiling (Nov 27 - Dec 31)
- Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point (Nov 27th-Dec 28)
- Breakfast With Santa at Thanksgiving Point (Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18)
- Christmas Cruise (Dec 3 - 27)
- Utah Valley Handbell Ringers (dates TBA)
- Holdman Christmas (to look forward to next year)
- Ice Sculpture Demonstration (Dec. 20th)
- Provo City's FIRST NIGHT 2010 - Dec 31st
- North Pole Express with the Heber Valley Railroad (Nov. 20th - Dec. 24th, not on Thanksgiving)
- Cottages For The Children and Gingerbread House Display (Dec 3-4) (click here for info on building house)
- Swiss Christmas in Midway (Dec 3-5)
- The Forgotten Carols (Dec 4)
- Christmas At The Ranch (Dec. 18th)
- Santa Arrives on Park City's Town Lift, Carnival (Dec. 18th)
- Winter Solstice Electric Parade (Dec. 21st)
- Park City Torchlight Parade (Dec. 24th)
Breakfast with Santa will be held at Discovery Gateway on
December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 8:00AM to 10:00AM.
I know, I know, it's a little early to be thinking about Christmas activities, but now through November 19th The Discovery Gateway is giving an early bird discount:
Members: $15/child, $20/adult
Non-Members: $20/child, $25/adult
For more information or to register, please call them at (801) 456-5437, ext. 124.
CLICK HERE to go to their site.
5:30pm to 8:00pm
You DO need to reserve a spot, and spots are going fast! Call the store at (801) 968-8267 to get your names down before the spots fill up!
This sound like it's going to be a BLAST! I am sure your daughters would love to spend a night out on the town with their daddies!
Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Celebration: Nov. 1st - 6pm to 9pm
Display: Nov. 1st through 4th - 9am to 6pm
For more details, CLICK HERE.
The days are shorter, the weather is turning but this is the time to make up some goodies and have family movie nights! Going to the theatres can be expensive and renting adds up fast (particularly for forgetful folks like me who rack up the late fees) but here are three options you either didn't know about or are not using to their full potetial!
Netflix. They give you one month free to try them out, just click on the free trial button on their home page. I pay $9 a month for unlimited dvd rentals (one at a time) but where we really get our use is from their streaming movies. The selection is HUGE and they are always adding new and cool stuff! (We just watched the Princess and the Frog!) It's easy to watch on your TV if you have a wii, psp or xbox. Simply set them up to your wireless router and you can access netflix movies right to your tv. They also have hundreds of tv series available, so you can catch up on past seasons or finally figure out what all the fuss was about with Grey's Anatomy and Lost. They even have Disney series favourites. If you have to stop a movie, it will let you resume from where you left off, even if you come back to it days later! (busy moms, do you hear me?)
Redbox. Utilize all those red (or blue) boxes you walk by on every errand! Best of all, you don't have to stand out in the dark and the cold selecting a movie! Create an account online and you can search for movies, reserve them at your desired location and even earn free rentals! And remember, if you rent a movie from one location, you can return it to any location! So if you nab that new release from a redbox in Layton, you can return it to the redbox you pass on your way to work in Salt Lake. It's convient and easy and they always have a good selection of new and old.
Here's a few one time use codes for a free rental if you want a trial run! dvdonme, breakroom and dvdatmac works at McDonald's locations only.
If you're afraid to cut the cable bill, just give online a try to see if you can make the transition. Hulu and cartoonnetwork.com have full tv episodes streaming online and you can connect your tv to your computer to view them. Netflix offers lots of popular kids shows, documentaries from National Geographic and Discovery Channel series. My son's current favourites are Deadliest Catch and The Liberty Kids (you know, that old PBS series?) We've had fun mommy son nights curled up with popcorn watching The Young Riders, a fun little series about the pony express that aired when I was a kid!
With those options, you should have happy veiwing until the weather warms up again! If you have any questions, comment below or shoot me an email. We have actually dropped cable at our house because netflix and hulu give us so much! We're saving $100 a month and I will admit I feel less stressed not paying that cable bill every month just to find there's NOTHING on tv!
Monster Block Party
Saturday, October 30
Gallivan Center (239 S Main St)
The Monster Block Party is a FREE, family-friendly halloween party for Salt Lake City's goblins and ghouls of all ages. Though it was cancelled in 2009, it has been brought back from the dead!
There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (Kid, Teen and Adult divisions), arts and crafts, a pumpkin drop, live performances, Do-It-Yourself photo booths and more!
Check back for an update of events and activities!
JUST ADDED - Enter the Pumpkin Decorating Display Contest with $700 in prizes!
Show off your Halloween skills in the 1st Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Carve, decorate, or create a fabulous pumpkin display and enter to win. All creations will be judged by the public during the Monster Block Party and by a panel of judges, giving you two chances to win. Best of all, no registration fee!
Check out the Contest Rules below, submit the Registration Form and get started!
Registrations must be received by 10/28 at 5pm.
No inappropriate (distasteful, offensive, etc.) entries allowed.
Props are OK.
Entries must be delivered by 10am on 10/30.
Must be present to win - 2:30pm on 10/30.
Entries left past 5pm will be discarded.
REGISTRATION FORM: Pumpkin Decorating Display Contest
SCHEDULE11:00am Trick or Treat booths open
Arts & Crafts booth open
DIY photo booths open
11:30am Magic Show
1:00pm Costume Contest
(Kid, Teen and Adult division)
2:15pm Pumpkin Drop
(Pumpkins dropped from ladder of firetruck)3:00pm Event Ends, Booths Closed
Remember, you can still buy tickets for the show! Go to
http://maverikcenter.com/ to buy tickets and for more details!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
2 FREE combo meals, and 2 FREE kids meals!
Winners will be announced on Thursday October 28th.
The deadline to enter is Wednesday October 27th at 12noon.
HOW TO ENTER:
- BECOME A FAN of Enjoy Utah! and Chick-Fil-A Jordan Landing on Facebook.
- Fill out the entry form (below) saying that you are a fan of both.
- The prizes must be redeemed at the Jordan Landing location of Chick-Fil-A only.
- OF COURSE we have an extra entries section! WE LOVE REFERRALS! For each person that enters this contest and says that you referred them, you get an extra entry! That gives you unlimited entries per day! You can only enter yourself once per day, but the entries are limitless if you refer a lot of people! JUST MAKE SURE that they follow each step above for their entry and your referral to count! Commenting on our page saying that you referred them doesn't count....they have to enter the contest.
CLICK HERE to go to the Chick-Fil-A Jordan Landing event page to stay informed of upcoming events. You can also watch for the posts about them weekly on our blog. Don't forget that every Wednesday night is Family Night!
Okay, I know, I know.....it's not even Halloween yet......but I know that many of you like to plan far in advance for the Holiday activities that are going on. SO....we have a list started of activities going on during the holidays this year! AND many of them are happening in just a few weeks, the beginning of November! CLICK HERE to view the ever-growing list, or click on the "Seasonal Activities" link at the top of the page. After Halloween is over, we will have a featured clipart to click on to direct you to the list.
Grab your day planners and start making plans for all the fun activities coming up!
Make sure to CHECK BACK OFTEN, as this list will be growing!
at Chick Fil A!
Check with the Chick Fil A near you to make sure they are participating (not all of them are!), or just head out to Jordan Landing to the Chick Fil A there! They always have so many fun activities! Here is the description for tonight's family night at Jordan Landing Chick Fil A:
CLICK HERE to view their event calendar for upcoming family nights. You can also become a fan on Facebook to hear about updates and activities!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
You can now find us at www.enjoyutah.org ! Just make sure you don't type .com......that does not belong to us and you will be directed to a site that's not as exciting! :)
Go ahead and update your bookmarks. Don't worry,......all of the old links will still work, they will just redirect you!
I hope this makes it easier on all of our readers!
You can also contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you forget and type in the old address email@example.com, no need to worry......it will forward to us as well!
The Utah Theater, also known as the Pantages and the Orpheum, was once a jewel of Main Street. It was built in 1918, and originally housed vaudeville performances, but it later became a film theater. In the 1960's a floor was added by Intermountain Theaters to convert the balcony into a second auditorium according to utahtheaterinfo.com. Unfortunately, in the process much of the original ornamentation in the auditorium was lost. Other changes were made throughout the years to accommodate its evolving use sparing some decoration and losing others.
...click here to continue reading...
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is a perfect idea for a date night, or a night out on the town!
- - 18 and older
- - $10 cover ($20 for VIP Lounge)
- - Sushi and cocktails at VIP Lounge
Located in Daybreak at
11277 S Kestrel Rise Road
Saturday October 23rd
8pm to Midnight
CLICK HERE to be directed to their Facebook page to become a fan and keep up with current events.
Friday October 29th 2010
5pm to 8:30pm
- Trick Or Treating
- Haunted Trail
- Storytellers and Campfires
- Native American Village
- Crafts, Games, and Hay Rides
CLICK HERE for more details, and good luck!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Bring a can of food to the front of the Snowbird Center. All food is donated to the Utah Food Bank.
- Bring $2 to the Snowbird Ticket Office. All money is donated to the Wasatch Adaptive Sports program.
- Saturday October 16, 2010 11 a.m – 5 p.m.
- Sunday October 17, 2010 11 a.m – 5 p.m.
- Saturday October 23, 2010 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday October 24, 2010 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
725 E. 10600 S. Sandy, UT 84094
October 28th, 29th, 30th
'Journey To South America' will be transformed into the 'Haunted Rainforest'! Aquarium volunteers will safely lead you through the depths of the rainforest where you will encounter man-eating piranha, giant anacondas and Goliath bird-eating spiders! This is a great way to kick of your Halloween night festivities.
CLICK HERE for times and admission prices.
Disney On Ice presents
Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey
Costume Party & BUY ONE TICKET GET ONE TICKET FREE EVENT
Saturday, October 23rd 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gateway Mall Olympic Legacy Fountain
(If it rains we will move Saturday, Disney On Ice Halloween event to our Grand Hall in the Union Pacific building, which is directly east of the Olympic Legacy Plaza at the top of the stairs.)
Friday, October 15, 2010
For your voice to be heard, you must register to vote. It is your right and your responsibility.
Our elected officials determine much concerning our quality of life: taxes, economic regulation, and the educational system. Don’t let someone else choose your elected officials for you. The biggest election issues often directly effect the youth and will impact life for years to come. The only way democracy works is if citizens, young and old, are active participants.
What are the requirements?
*An applicant is considered a resident of Utah if they have their principal place of residence within Utah and intends to continue to reside within Utah indefinitely.
- Worried about having to find childcare for your kids while you go and vote? Now you don't have to! VOTE BY MAIL! You don't even have to GO somewhere to register to vote by mail! CLICK HERE for the forms to fill out and mail in.
- Are you not registered to vote? No problem! CLICK HERE to do that as well!
- Not sure when you need to vote? CLICK HERE!
- Not sure WHERE you need to go to vote? CLICK HERE and then click on "Find My Polling Place".
- Do you always FORGET to go and vote?! Sign up for text or email reminders!
- Not sure who the candidates are? CLICK HERE to read all about them, and what they stand for. You can also read through the issues up for vote.
- Not sure what you need to bring when you vote? CLICK HERE for all of the requirements.
SO....as I said above, you really don't have any excuse for not voting! CLICK HERE for more information on voting, and more Frequently Asked Questions.
I have been voting via mail for the past two years, and LOVE it! I can do it in the privacy of my own home, at my own time, and I don't need to worry about finding somebody to sit with my kids while I go and vote!
and RHS Drill Team Carnival Fundraiser
Monday, October 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm
At 7:30 pm children will be able to search for candy, prizes and the Great Pumpkin for FREE!
This year the Bash will be held at the Riverton Community Center at 12830 S Redwood Road.
Carnival game tickets are 4/$1.00
Hot dog dinner-$3
Dress warm, wear your costume, bring your flashlight and come prepared for lots of fun!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
She is the winner of two tickets to Nightmare On 13th Haunted House!
Thank you to all who entered! Click Here to read our review of Nightmare On 13th, and how to purchase discount tickets!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
5pm to 8pm
(Taken from Utah.com events)
Wear your best costume and be prepared to play games, enjoy treats, and have your fortune told.
Contact: Richelle Pearce
Event Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission: Free - Must RSVP to attend
Location: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Address: 1034 North 500 West, Provo