Wednesday, July 20, 2011
rad dentists, a bird whisperer and lots of amazing events at 10:42 AM



I am trying to find the words to express my joy but all i can come up with is HUZZAH! I was contacted by dentist Jim Ellis (ironically my first choice in Ogden dentists because of his awesome tweets) about working out a good deal for my wisdom teeth removal. Whew! The source of all of my stress and pain recently is finally being released. I don't have to drive to SLC and i don't have to keep saving for eternity. . . well, what seems like eternity. I am excited that Jim Ellis will be my dentist as his rave reviews and genuine love of dentistry have eased my anxieties quite a bit. Id like to take this moment to give a GIANT shout to Uncommon grounds/Cafe mergot, mermaid baby, Jim Hutchins, Amber Loranger, Rachel Olsen, Candice Ortiz, Christine Smith, and the many other people i am undoubtedly forgetting, for your support and love through this frustrating process, i love you all!

I think this day is bound to be full of sweet surprises. As i was writing this i was interrupted by a knocking on my window and when i looked out my husband had a bird in his had who apparently narrowly escaped becoming cat food had he not found him in time. Surprisingly the bird sat calmly in his palm for a good 15 minuted before Bryan finally coaxed it back into the tree, to a HIGHER branch. Bryan is like an animal whisperer, all animals (even wild ones) seem to be completely comfortable with him. We will be on hikes and they will just saunter on up as if they know him. Dogs especially seem to love him and even the most vicious ones will turn to butter once he pets them. He really should have been a veterinarian instead of an adrenaline junkie cyclist, but i also cant imagine him not biking every day.

Speaking of wild animals we seem to attract, our slimey pet snail "booger" who we though would only live a few days (and who we thought died twice already) apparently can live up to 15 years and grow to an astonishing 2 pounds! looks like we found the perfect pet! He seems quite happy in his new home and moves around quite a bit, they eat a lot more than i thought and since i always have fresh produce around i think he will do just fine. He is quite a hit with the kiddos as well and play dates lately have been an hour of oohing ahhing over 'boogers" home.

Well On with the show, here are today's events! Be safe, create, and have fun!

All day
pioneer days events:
7:00 am Miss Rodeo Utah Check-in Ogden Marriott Hotel
9:00 am "Slack" - WPRA Barrel Racing Ogden Pioneer Stadium
2:00 pm Miss Rodeo Utah Horsemanship Competition Golden Spike Arena
6:30 pm Pre-Rodeo Events & Entertainment Ogden Pioneer Stadium
7:30 pm PRCA Rodeo “Standard Examiner Family Night” Ogden Pioneer Stadium

All day

Visual Art: Exhibit: 37th Statewide Competition and works by Theresa Paolini - Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

All day

Steve Stones Art Exhibit - Come and see the latest works of Steve Stones and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe. Grounds For Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah

All day

FREE Teazers Texas Hold-Em -Free Texas Hold-em Every Tue, Wed and Sunday! Multiple Tournaments and Cash Prizes. 366 36th Street Ogden, UT 84405-1622 (801) 395-1517

8:30am – 3:30pm

Wild Things - From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants.Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mad Science Camp: Crazy Chemworks - The theme is Crazy Chemworks which is a great introductory camp for variety of chemistry experiments and reactions. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mad Science Camp: Chemical, Cells, and Crime - The theme is Chemical, Cells and Crime which is a great introductory camp for cool science activities. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00am – 12:00pm

Fledglings: Sense-sational Nature - Sense of Hearing - See, hear, taste, smell, and feel your way through the fascinating world of plants, animals, dirt and rocks. Use your five senses to explore nature's mysteries. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:30am – 10:30am

Health & Happiness: Morning Chi with Tamara Anderson - Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

9:30am – 11:00am

Health & Happiness: Children's Yoga with Lori Parrish - Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Health & Happiness: Restorative Yoga - Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Stampede - a multi-award winning Western music duo that brings good music classic and original), harmony, humor and just down right good fun to the stage. Bring your lunch and enjoy the sunshine and music at the Amphitheater for Tunes at Noon. Ogden City Municipal Park, 26th and washington, 2549 washington Blvd, Ogden, Ut. 84401

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinosaur Park Adventures in Art - Join us by participating in our summer ART CLASS program at the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Adventures in Art, is a two-hour class, once a week, for four weeks. Each week, new and fun activities will be presented. You will have the opportunity to work with clay, chalk, weaving, and many other activities that will be fun and educational. Lunch will be provided . Dinosaur Park, 1544 E Park Blvd., Ogden,Utah 84401

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Wild Wednesdays Presents "Dip Into Summer" at the Ogden Nature Center The dog days of summer are finally here! There's no better time to grab a net and explore what lives within our ponds. You never know what or who you might find. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Ogden Nature Center 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Youth Chess Club - For players aged 4 to 18. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

5:00pm – 11:00pm

Karaoke at the sand trap - unleash your inner rock star with Jackson the karaoke dude every Wednesday at the sand trap2851 Washington Blvd

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Exploring Nature In Watercolor - We are pleased to offer our community the chance to paint the views of Ogden Nature Center with Terrece Beesley!Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

6:00pm – 8:00pm

OGDEN- “Independent Film Society” -all Utah film interested people should join the independent film society of Utah for a night of networking and film panel style banter and friendly discussion and debate. meet new people.!, hang out with your film friends and have some fun why don't ya.- cafe mergot / uncommon grounds, 136 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, Utah

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Annual Ogden PFLAG BBQ: Parents, family and friends of lesbians and Gays come together for the annual PFLAG BBQ see their facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ogdenpflag) for details.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Weekly evening hikes:meetup with other local outdoors lovers and try out a new trail! check out :http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors for the details on where the weekly hike will take place!

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Club Meeting - Program: A film on Basic Silversmithing will be shown. Guests are always welcome to our meetings.Union Station, Wattis Dumke Room, Second Floor, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Dan Weldon -Dan Weldon has earned the title of journeyman roots musician. Over the years, as both soloist and sideman, he has rocked readily, serenaded sweet and lowdown, and twanged with the toughest.Talent in the Park is every Wednesday evening at 7:30. Come early to grab a good seat or bring your blanket and chairs to pick a place on the grass. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th st., Ogden, Utah 84401

9:00pm-1:00am

Open mic at Brewskis - be a rockstar for a few minutes and join in open mic night at brewskis244 Historic 25th Street - Ogden, Utah 84401

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