February-April Events

LIBRARY EVENTS

Feb 23: Book Discussion & Meet the Author: Tope Folarin A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin @ Main Library 7 p.m. | Register: 801-337-2632 Meet author Tope Folarin, a Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, during the discussion of his stunning debut novel about an immigrant family living in Ogden, Utah and their uncomfortable assimilation to American life. Tunde, the son of Nigerian-born parents, searches for connection through a poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation African American. This program will be held via Zoom. Limited free copies of the book will be available; ask your librarian how to sign up or register online: www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/discover/grown-ups-corner/

Feb 1 – 28: Bookmarks. Ages 5-18. Visit the Library during February to create your own bookmark to give as a gift or keep for yourself. All supplies provided.

Feb 1: Craft at Home: Paper Flower Bouquet. Video Available at 1 p.m. Paper flowers can brighten up any room, any time of the year. Give them as gifts or keep them all to yourself. This month’s video will show you a few ways to make a variety of blossoms to match your style. The instructional video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/wclcrafting

Feb 17: Art at Home: Acrylic Paint Basics. Video Available at 1 p.m. Learn the basics of acrylic paint as a medium, and learn how you can get started with it. The instructional video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/wclartathome

Zoom Programs

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Dungeons & Dragons Ages 12-18. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register: 801-337-2660

Feb 9: Continuous Line Drawing ages 16 and older 1 p.m. Learn the basics about drawing, painting, and creating. Explore an emerging art technique that uses one continuous line to capture the essence of the subject. This program will be held via Zoom; a computer and an email address are required. Register at (801)337-2691

Feb 9: Teen Thing: Harry Potter Trivia ages 12-18 @ 7 p.m. Register (801)337-2639 Calling all witches and wizards! Put your smarts to the test and join us for a night of Kahoot Harry Potter trivia. A computer and an email address are required.

Feb 10: Teen Drawing @ 4 p.m. Register (801) 337-2639 Ages 12-18. Learn illustration fundamentals that will boost your skills to the next level. This program will be held via Zoom; a computer and an email address are required.

Feb 11: Archives for Writers @ 1 p.m. Register (801) 337-2691 Ages 18 and older. Local history archives are a treasure trove for writers. Whether you’re looking for the seed of a new story or extra texture for a historical work-in-progress, you’ll find so much to explore in Utah’s best online archives.

Feb 25: Ogden Memories 1 p.m. Register (801) 337-2691 All ages. Are you interested in local history? Do you have fun memories of bygone days in Ogden? Attend this Zoom meet-up to swap and share stories of Ogden’s fabulous history.

Cuentos en Español
Un programa en español con historias y canciones para toda la familia.

Novel Teen BookTalks
Get reading recommendations just for teens from Weber County Library staff.

Silly Storytime
Weekly video program with stories and songs for preschool children.

STEAM Stream
Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts.

Storytime for Littles
Weekly video program with stories and songs for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.

Feb 11: Archives for Writers @ 1 p.m. Register (801) 337-2691 Ages 18 and older. Local history archives are a treasure trove for writers. Whether you’re looking for the seed of a new story or extra texture for a historical work-in-progress, you’ll find so much to explore in Utah’s best online archives.

Feb 25: Ogden Memories 1 p.m. Register (801) 337-2691 All ages. Are you interested in local history? Do you have fun memories of bygone days in Ogden? Attend this Zoom meet-up to swap and share stories of Ogden’s fabulous history.

FUN THINGS TO DO

Stay connected with the Ogden Nature Center Virtually. On their Facebook page, they post their Wild Wednesdays discussions.

Wednesdays: Country Dancing @ The Union Station 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lessons 9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Open Dance Floor. Cost $4 before 9 p.m. or $5 after

The Weber County Ice Sheet has Open Skate by reservation only Mon – Thurs and Sat 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Tues, Wed 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. & Saturday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Call (801) 778-6360 to make a reservation.

FEBRUARY

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24: Winter Time Only’s @ Golden Spike Arena 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Feb 6: Wasatch Audubon – Ponds Field Trip @ 8 a.m Meet at large parking lot by Wendy’s in Roy 1900 W 5600 S at 8:00 am. We will visit the following ponds: Meadows, Clinton, Jensen, the resting pond at Farmington Bay and Kaysville Ponds. Bring lunch. Dan Johnston (801) 645-8633| Intro to Backcountry Touring @ 238 25th street Ogden 6:30 p.m. This program is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of ski touring from how to use your skins, appropriate skin track, kick turns, and avalanche awareness. Pre-registration required www.weber.edu/outdoor/intro_back-country_touring.html | Chariot Races @ Golden Spike Event Center 12 p.m.

Feb 10: Jazz at the Station @ The Ogden Union Station 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free!

Feb 15: Presidents Day Camp @ My Gym Children’s Fitness Center 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy non-stop action playing the all-time favorite My Gym games, relays, obstacle courses, gymnastics, etc.

Feb 19 – 27: Freaky Friday @ The Ziegfeld Theater. Visit nowplayingutah.com for show times

Feb 26: Bully Dog Show @ Golden Spike Event Center 6 p.m – 10 p.m. American Bull dog show

MARCH

Mar 1 – 12: Freaky Friday @ The Ziegfeld Theater. Visit nowplayingutah.com for show times

Mar 5 – 27: Women: The Creative Edge Exhibit @The Eccles Art Center

Mar 12 – 13: Utah Fancy Spring Poultry Show @ Golden Spike Event Center 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Mar 13: Celtic Celebration @ Perry’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Mar 19: Ogden City Arts Grants Deadline @ 4 p.m.

Weekly from Mar 2 – Apr 6: Nature Writing for Tweens @ Ogden Nature Center. Join ONC naturalist and former journalist Susan Snyder for this nature writing club for students ages 11-14. Young writers will learn about descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and expository writing styles using nature as the subject. We’ll also explore poetry and limericks. Composition book provided. Face masks required. Register by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Mar 15 – 20: Bird House Competition and Exhibit. Entries Due

Mar 19 – 20: RMPRA Winter Series Rodeo @ Golden Spike Event Center 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

APRIL

Apr 4: Easter

Apr 8: Annual Bed Design, Ogden @ USU Extension Weber County Office 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. visit Eventbrite for details

How is that Robin Red? Why and How Birds are Different Colors: Join Ogden Nature Center Teacher-Naturalist Susan Snyder for this fun foray into how and why birds’ feathers are certain colors. What you see is not always what is actually there! Registration deadline 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. To register call, 801-621-7595. Zoom link will be sent out the afternoon of the event

Apr 20: Worms are friends: Vermiposting at Home @ Ogden Nature Center & Zoom 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sarah Lambson will show you how worms can help you turn table scraps into valuable compost. This session comes with a kit containing the supplies needed for creating your own compost bin including worms! Cost: $40/members and $45 nonmembers. Register by Thursday, April 8, 801-621-7595. Pick up kits April 18-19.

Apr 22: Attracting Butterflies & Birds to your yard @ Ogden Nature Center & Zoom 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join Marjorie Ross of Willard Bay Gardens for tips and tricks to planting water-wise landscaping that helps you attract birds and butterflies to your yard. Comes with seeds to get you started. Cost $18/members, and $22 nonmembers. Register by April 19, 801-621-7595. Pick up seed kits at Ogden Nature Center during business hours April 20-21.

Apr 23 – 25: ElkShape Camp @ Weber County Archery Range

Apr 24: Miss Rodeo Ogden @ Golden Spike Event Center 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Apr 27: Backyard Cluckers: Raising Urban Chickens @ Zoom 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ogden Nature Center Education Director and backyard chicken wrangler Stefanie Zwygart shows you how to start and keep your own backyard chicken flock. Cost: $3/members and $5/ nonmembers. Register by Monday, April 26, 801-621-7595.

Apr 28: Mamma Mia (the movie) @ Perry’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

CITY EVENTS

The Ogden City Council regularly meets on the first, third, and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Follow Ogden City Council on Facebook for info on joining the virtual meetings, agendas, meeting recaps, and other relevant information.

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Feb 15: Presidents Day – No School

Feb 22 – 25: Virtual Science Fair 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Feb 24 – 25: Elementary Parent Teacher Conference

Mar 9: ACT Testing Day

Mar 24: High School Parent Teacher Conference

Mar 25: Jr High School Parent Teacher Conference

Apr 5 – 9: Spring Break – No School

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