July 2017

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Table of Contents

Community Events

Downtown Farmers Market
Memory Matters Monday Matinees
Georgefest
Sunset on the Square
Summer Bible Day Camp
Pioneer Legacy Celebration

Arts & Culture

O.C. Tanner Rock Fest: National Parks
O.C. Tanner Sanctuary: The Story of Zion

Featured Opportunities

Hospice Volunteers
Volunteer with kids
Solomon’s Porch – Friday Pantry

In the News

Fifth annual Soup Kitchen/Switchpoint Golf Tournament
Children’s Justice Center to offer on-site medical exams
How one St. George teen is showing ‘shee cares’
Groups advocate for future of homeless youth

Community Events

Downtown Farmers Market
Every Saturday starting May 13th @ 8 am – 12 pm

The Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square features a variety of vendors selling seasonal produce such as fruits and vegetables, free range beef, pork, and lamb, cheeses such as goat, feta, gouda and cheddar, free range organic eggs, local honey, granola, live plants, herbs, fabric goods, soaps & lotions, jewelry, woodwork, hot coffee, pastries and more.  Anything and everything homegrown, homemade and/or locally produced.  SUPPORT LOCAL FIRST!

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Memory Matters Monday Matinee
July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st @ 1 pm

Beat the heat this summer with Precision Hearing and Memory Matters. The Precision Hearing Monday Matinee series is a new, FREE community event presented at The Electric Theater right in the heart of St. George!!  All proceeds and donations will support vital, local Memory Matters’ programs.

July 3rd – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
July 10th – Swiss Family Robinson 1960
July 17th – Bullitt 1968
July 31st – The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 1966

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Georgefest – All American George
July 7th @ 6 – 10 pm

Wear your red, white and blue and jam with us July 7 at Historic Downtown. On Main Street Dakota Nights opens for The Doldrums of Provo. At the Jazz Garden: The Naturals blues jam will lead the way for The Whiskey Tooth Revival!

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Sunset on the Square
July 14th & 28th @ 5 pm

The FREE family-based community event features movies under the stars in the heart of St. George at Town Square Park.  Every event features booths, food, face painting, lots of prizes and of course, dancing – all before the movie starts!!  Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month May 26 – Aug. 25 will feature exciting themes and lots of extras our fans love!

July 14th: Little Rascals
July 28th: Trolls

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Summer Bible Day Camp at New Promise Lutheran Church
July 24th – 28th @ 9 am – 3 pm

Day Camp will be safe, fun and welcoming to all children. New Promise Lutheran Church is partnering with Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp this summer. These experienced counselors will provide excellent Christian role models for youth ages kindergarten to 10.

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The Pioneer Legacy Celebration
July 24th @ 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Through song and dance, this year’s production features more than 150 youth from Vista Charter School, and celebrates the journey and sacrifice of the Dixie trailblazers and their attempt to settle the untamed expanse of southern Utah. Reenactments of Catholic missionary colonizers, Greek and Italian pioneers, Chinese, Jewish, and Mormon settlers, as well as Native Americans will showcase Utah’s history. Proceeds from this charity-based event will go to the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund to provide three local deaf children from the Washington County School District with the gift of hearing.

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Arts & Culture

For a complete schedule of all the shows this month, be sure to check out the calendar!

O.C. Tanner Rock Fest – National Parks
July 8th @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Come to the Amphitheater and enjoy an evening of music led by The National Parks who began making music in early 2013. Later that year they released their first album, Young, and saw it climb to #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.  Since then they have amazed audiences with their variety of pop vocal blend and instrumental genius.  Branded as electronic folk pop, their music truly stands alone.  Joining TNP will be local favorite, Many Miles and their infectious grooves and melodies.

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O.C. Tanner Sanctuary: The Story of Zion
July 22nd @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

This summer, Dixie State University brings back to the OC Tanner stage Sanctuary: The Story of Zion; a musical celebration of the people, projects, and passions that made Zion the destination that it is today. Starring Sam Payne, Ryan Tilby, Drew and Lacey Williams, and Nic Chamberlain.

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Featured Opportunities

Hospice Volunteer

If you are looking for a rewarding human relationship form of service, consider becoming a hospice volunteer.
The rewards are indescribable. Compassion, patience, friendship, understanding, knowledge, skills and more.

See Details


Volunteer with Kids

Looking for volunteers to interact with the kids with a craft, reading books, play games, etc. We are only looking for a couple of hours a month/week and would love someone who would be willing to work with kids ages 2-11.

See Details


Solomon’s Porch – Friday Pantry

Volunteer to serve at the pantry by helping unload food delivery trucks and prepare food boxes for needy families from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM every week on Friday.

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In the News

Fifth annual Soup Kitchen/Switchpoint Golf Tournament meets fundraising goal

At the fifth annual Soup Kitchen/Switchpoint Golf Tournament, held May 15 at the Sand Hollow Golf Course in Hurricane, 134 players helped to reach the nonprofit organization’s goal of raising $20,000 for programs, supplies, and more.

Read the article: The Independent

Children’s Justice Center to offer on-site medical exams in light of significant donations

Officials agree that medical exams on all child abuse victims are key to obtaining a clearer picture of just how far the abuse has gone. CJCs across the state are investing in on-site medical exam rooms that operate to benefit a child who has endured some sort of abuse, whether it be physical, sexual or both.

Read the article: The Spectrum

How one St. George teen is showing ‘shee cares’

Upon hearing their neighbor’s house had been engulfed in flames, the Heaton family did not hesitate to help the acquaintances up the street from their St. George home. Specifically, 13-year-old Brindee Heaton didn’t just stand by knowing children not much younger than she in her neighborhood were left without their possessions in the wake of the fire.

Learn more: The Spectrum

Groups advocate for future of homeless youth: A look at the numbers

ST. GEORGE — By the end of the 2016-17 school year, the Washington County School District had identified almost 1,200 students, grades pre-K to 12, who are considered homeless. Despite the daunting numbers, several groups, including a committee of existing organizations and a newly organized group called Youth Advocates of Southern Utah, have risen up to help find solutions and offer hope to the area’s homeless and transient youth population.

Learn more: St. George News

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