Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wednesday! Yoga, Chess Club, Nature Journaling, Gang Prevention at 11:14 AM

Hey you! Happy Wednesday! I know that we only had one day of work so far this week, but I'm still happy we're half way through. It's been insane.
I happen to run an After School program through the fantastic national organization 4H and I'm also a volunteer for the amazing work that Nurture The Creative Mind is doing with youth in our community. Needless to say, I work with some of the best kids on planet earth. That's why I'm so passionate about the impact of youth programming in our community of Ogden. Tonight and tomorrow night, there will be the 2011 Northern Utah Gang & Youth Violence Conference here in Ogden. They will be discussing things like the impact of gangs on our community & a prisoner's family, Ogden's real-time gang monitor and gang prevention programs available to take part in. Not only will this be informative, but it will be key in helping our youth avoid gangs and tough choices like drug use and preventing violence.
The conference will be held at the Ogden Megaplex Theatre, 2351 Kiesel Ave. Ogden, Utah. The conference will run from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. each day. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:00 A.M. Parking is free.
But that's not all! There is so much MORE happening in Ogden today! It's like an adventure smorgasbord!
Here are the days events!
All Day
Kids Storytelling Walks
The first Wednesday of every month, join us on a Mommy and Me Storytelling Walk on the Ogden River Parkway. These outings are intended for little ones and a parent. Strollers are ok as this is a paved trail. We will go the pace the kids set. Bring a snack and a story (optional) and we will stop half-way for storytelling and a treat! These outings are on Thursdays  at 10:00am, meet at the Dinosaur Park Parking Lot.
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 – 10:00am
Oasis community garden market -come enjoy the beautiful garden and farmers market oasis community garden. Oasis Community Garden a 1.7 acre lot located at 2445 Monroe Blv. please come by and see our progress.
10:00am – 3:00pm
second annual Adrian Maxson Day of Service “Weaving Art into Service”WSU’s Community Involvement Center will host the second annual Adrian Maxson Day of Service “Weaving Art into Service” assisting the Ogden Nature Center with trail maintenance, cleaning bird cages, repairing areas damaged by high spring runoff and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St., Ogden), free, 801-626-7737.
Health & Happiness: Restorative Yoga with Jill Sjoblom will hold restorative yoga classes on Wednesdays at noon to 1 p.m. through December 14, 2011 at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden.  Monthly tuition: $36, Drop-in: $12.  Please call a member of the art center staff at 801-392-6935 to pre-register.
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Wild Wednesdays Presents at the Ogden Nature Center!!! "Migration Station"
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 -karaoke every Wednesday at the sand trap with Jackson the karaoke dude plus meet the indie Ogden crew! sand trap
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visual Arts: Nature Journaling for Urban Naturalists Participants: ages 14 through adults will explore Nature Journaling for Urban Naturalist with Susan Snyder at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Wednesdays September 7th & 14th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 24th from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Please bring a sketchbook 6 x 9 or larger with unlined pages, and your preferred writing and drawing tools.  Tuition: $50.  Please pre-register with a member of the center’s staff by calling us at 801-392-6935.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
OGDEN- Independent Film Society -Join us at the 'Independent Film Society' for some fun times getting to know your fellow film junkies in the local scene hear at the Ogden meetup. uncommon grounds/cafe mergot 136 25th St.
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Weekly evening hikes:Wasatch Hikers can be found every Wednesday night at 6:30pm hiking a different trail in the Ogden area. Our creed is exercise is good for the body, mind and soul! The trails in the area are better than the gym. So if you want a group to hang with, or just have time for just one hike , we look forward to meeting a new friend. Location and details of each hike are provided just a few days in advance of the date. This allows for consideration of the weather and other factors.For information on our next outing visit: and check the calendar under the meetups tab.
7:00pm – 9:00pm
The First Amazing Meeting of The Queen Bee Book Club!!! -We're ready to share our books and chocolates with you and would like to start with a customer favorite!
So how about it? Will you be part of the elite? The Queen Bee 270 Historic 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ogden City Council Candidates Forum --Don't let the mayoral race overshadow the upcoming city council elections for At Large Seat C and Municipal Ward 2. The Ogden Ethics Project is pleased to sponsor this forum for candidates, similar in format to the recent mayoral candidates forum. The formal event begins at 7:00, but come early to mingle with the candidates.Union Station Browning TheaterWall Ave. at 25th Street, north end of building
7:00pm – 11:00pm
The Black - Come and see this amazing Austin, Texas based rock band on August 31 at The Basement. If you've ever longed for the days of the classic rock and roll musicians, then The Black is the band for you. One listen, and you'll be hooked. also featuring beargrowl wolfhowl, welcome to the woods, a sometimes army and farewell to fontane. The Basement, 329 24th Street, Ogden, UT
9:00pm – 12:00am
Open mic at Brewskis - be a rock star for a few minutes and join in open mic night at brewskis244 Historic 25th Street - Ogden, Utah 84401
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