Community Initiatives

Golden Spike National Historic Site

by Eleven 18. March 2015 12:18

May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. To allow visitors to relive the Celebration of the Driving of the Last Spike, volunteers portray the dignitaries who were at the ceremony on May 10th, 1869. Reenactments of the celebration are held Saturdays and holidays, starting at 11:00 a.m. and following the 1:00 p.m. Steam Demonstration. Steam locomotive reenactments also occur every day during the summer season.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Springville World Folkfest

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:30

The Springville World Folkfest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival to celebrate the traditional art and music of cultures around the world which is held every year in our very own Springville. The performers who come are from the countries they represent, they pay their own way to travel here, and stay with generous host families in the area. This year Folkfest week will be from July 28th to August 2nd, and each night will have 5 evening performances where each group will perform. The street dance on July 28 is a free performance at the Springville Museum of Art where the audience will learn and participate with some of the dances that the groups will be performing. During the Folkfest you can taste international foods, learn about other cultures, and mingle with the international performers.

To learn more about the Springville World Folkfest and how to become a host family click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah

Kimball Art Center

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:04

The Kimball Art Center offers free art exhibits and education throughout the year. The Center has several galleries that feature everything from exhibits that travel through the nation to local up and coming artists. The Kimball Art Center also hosts a variety of great events throughout the year, one of the biggest being the Kimball Arts Festival. The Kimball Arts Festival happens every first week of August; this will be Friday August 1st through Sunday the 3rd in 2014. This artists who participate in the festival come from around the country and Canada, and are all chosen by a panel of jurors. There will be live bands during the day, concerts, at night, and enjoy the particpation of local restaurants in the festival. The festival caters to family members of all ages.

 

To learn more about the Kimball Art Center and the Kimball Arts Festival click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Foster Grandparent Program

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:40

The Foster Grandparent Program is a great way for seniors to help support and educate young children. Volunteers visit places like schools, development centers, and anywhere else love and support is needed. The program has proven time after time how benefitial it can be to a struggling child to feel the interest and support of an adult who will genuinely care and teach them. In addition to incredible chance to serve, the program also offers monthly stipends, events, meals and more. Many seniors are seeing how they can make a difference in these childrens' lives.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah

Department of Workforce Services

by Eleven 27. March 2014 15:22

Utah's unemployment rate has recently dropped down to 3.9%, one of the lowest in the nation. The Department of Workforce Services is looking to take it down even further. The department provides a whole range of services throughout the state to help people get a new job or a better job. Such services include job listings throughout the state, resume building and critiques, mock interviews, and helping remove barriers to employment. One of their current priorities is helping veterans become marketable and find employment.

To learn more about The Department of Workforce Services, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Utah


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