July 11th – 24th: Pioneer Days Activities/Rodeo – Please plan to join us at Utah’s biggest and best statehood celebration, starting with the Friday, July 2 First Friday Art Stroll. This year’s art theme is “Traces of the West” art show at the Eccles Community Arts Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. Go to ogdenpioneerdays.com to see more activities available to our community.
July 11: LDS Devotional @ Ogden Tabernacle 6 p.m.
July 13: Special Kids Rodeo @ Lorin Farr Park
July 14: Music on the Plaza @ Junction
July 15: All About Succulents @ Ogden Botanical Gardens 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Call USU Extension for questions (801) 399-8200
July 17: Untamed Pops Concert – 7:30 p.m. @ Ogden Amphitheater
July 17: Pioneer Days Horse and Hitch Parade – 7 p.m. Ogden’s Horse and Hitch parade is one of the finest in the state. Come see every kind, color, breed and size of horse imaginable.
July 18: Lindquist Fireworks @ WSU Duck Pond Dusk
July 24: Pioneer Day Parade – 9:00 a.m. The Ogden Pioneer Days Grand Parade is a magnificent site to behold. The parade route begins on 31st Street, continues northbound on Washington Boulevard and ends on 20th Street.
August 1: Ogden Pride Festival, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. @Ogden Ampitheater, www.ogdenpride.org/ogden-pride-festival/
August 2 – 6: The Great Ogden Art Hunt @ Eccles Art Center | Wildlife Safari (Ages 7-9) @ 966 W 12th St Ogden 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
August 4: Wasatch Audubon Bird Walk @ Antelope Island
August 6: Open Studio Night @ The Monarch 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll @ Downtown Ogden 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Gallery Stroll @ Union Station 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
August 7: The Gourmet Market @ The Monarch 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 11 – 14: Weber County Fair @ Golden Spike Event Center 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
August 13-14th: NUMOA -Mustang Car Show at The Junction – All Ford Stampede. Go to https://mustang.org/event/intermountain-mustang-and-all-ford-stampede-imafs/ for more details.
August 13, 20, 21 & 28: Ogden Twilight Concert Series @Ogden Ampitheater. For artist line-up go to www.ogdencity.com/709/Amphitheater
August 25: Country Dance @ Union Station 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Farmers Market Ogden is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 11th, 2021. There is something for everyone at Ogden’s Farmers Market. Garden fresh veggies & fruits, crafts, yoga in the park at 9 a.m., live music from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and more.
July 12: Ole (Spanish) @ MWC Park
July 26: A League of their Own @ Romrell Park
August 9: Holes @ Mount Lewis Park
August 16: Moana @ Lorrin Farr Park
The Ogden City Council regularly meets on the first, third, and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. (July 6, 20 & 27). All meetings are in person as well as Zoom. There is a link to the meetings at www.ogdencity.com/1203/Live-Stream-Meetings
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Summer Sessions run June 1 – July 15 & July 26 – Aug 9
Ages 0-2 and 3-5. Help your child get ready to read with stories, music, and art activities. Program sessions for each age group are held simultaneously at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4 p.m.
Ages 8 – 18. Learn and play a variety of board and video games.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Ages 18 and older.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Ages 18 and older. This nine-week course is open to everyone interested in preparing for their citizenship test.
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish.
FUN & LEARNING
July 1 – 31
Ages 12 and under. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Get everything you need to create your own origami animal.
Thursday, Jul 8, 10:30 a.m.
Decode the facts and fiction surrounding owls. The Ogden Nature Center will bring two special owl guests for you to meet.
4-H Virtual Coding Camp: Intermediate
July 12 – July 15, 1 p.m .
Grades 3 – 8. Presented in collaboration with Weber County 4-H. Learn to use code to build projects through Scratch. Registration is required.
Family Luau Party
Tuesday, Jul 13, 6:30 p.m.
All ages. Join us outside as we play games, listen to music, and have a laid-back Hawaiian-inspired party.
Thursday, Jul 22, 1 p.m.
All ages. Join community partners, such as Museums at Union Station and the Weber County Heritage Foundation, for this monthly, multigenerational conversation.
Book Discussion: To Cook a Bear by Mikael Niemi
Tuesday, Jul 27, 7 p.m.
Register: 801-337-2632 or visit the Main Library
Ages 18 and older. Limited free copies of the book will be available.
Need a good summer reading list? Weber Book Links is an organization that helps facilitate the Utah Humanities Book Festival in Weber County and promotes all things literary in Northern Utah. Summer is a terrific time to catch up on reading! Here are a few suggestions to get you ready for some of our fantastic fall events:
Brian Floca (Saturday, Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30 pm)
Locomotive; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; Lightship; The Racer Alphabet; Keeping the City Going
Treehouse Museum welcomes back Brian Floca for a webinar for families as part of the Book Festival. Brian is an author and illustrator and winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal for his beautiful “Locomotive.” Brian will be talking with families about his latest book, Keeping the City Going, published just this spring. It’s a tribute to healthcare and other essential workers who stayed on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Registration opens in August on the Treehouse website (www.treehousemuseum.org) and the Utah Humanities Book Festival site.
To celebrate Brian’s participation in the Festival and his new book, Treehouse is hosting families of essential workers during the afternoon on October 9 for a Keeping the City Going Open House prior to the webinar, and these children and parents will be invited to participate in the webinar in the Treehouse Theater. Treehouse will be giving away copies of Brian’s books to lucky participants in the webinar who are watching at Treehouse or at home.
Alix Harrow (Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Weber County Library, Southwest Branch)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Once and Future Witches. Sci-fi/fantasy
Harrow is the winner of a Hugo Award for her short fiction, and her two novels have been received with wide acclaim. She combines history with science fiction and fantasy, and her newest book The Once and Future Witches, reimagines witches and the women’s suffrage movement in the early twentieth century. Harrow lives with her husband and two children in Kentucky.
Self-Publishing Panel of local writers (Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Weber County Library, Main Branch)
Ben Behunin: Authentically Ruby: The Illustrious Matchmaker of Niederbipp. Fiction
Margaret Pettis: In the Temple of the Stars. Poetry
Felice Austin: Awake As In Ancient Days: The Christ-Centered Kundalini Yoga Experience. Non-fiction
Kaylee Nipko: Growing the Alphabet. Children’s/ picture book
Vince Font: founder and editor of Glass Spider Publishing.
For a list of their self-published writers, visit: www.glassspiderpublishing.com.
Spoken Word Sessions (first Friday of every month, 7:45 – 8 p.m., The Monarch)
Weber Book Links has partnered with The Banyan Collective to start a new reading series called Spoken Word Sessions. Each First Friday Art Stroll between van sessions at the Monarch, a local poet will read from their original work. Come out and support our local poets!