Boys & Girls Club ‘Mad Hatter’s Ball’

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Utah’s annual Night Out for Kids fundraiser will be held Friday, June 21 at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds events center, 320 N. 1000 West, Tremonton. The theme is “Mad Hatter’s Ball” and begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and cocktails, followed by dinner and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Wear cocktail attire and bring your mobile device for mobile bidding during the auction. Dinner is $40 per plate, or $500 for a table sponsorship. To register, visit bcbrclub.org. For more information, email jjeffries@bcbrclub.org.

Stargazing, Music and Dark Skies

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is excited to host Stargazing Music & Dark Skies on Saturday June 22, 2019. The evening will include a social hour and music with singer/songwriter Conner Youngblood beginning at 7 p.m. Among his many other releases, Youngblood’s music of “Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge” reveals his passion for conserving public lands and a personal journey in learning about birds. At 9 p.m., stargazing will be held at the refuge viewing tower to learn about celestial bodies with fellow amateur astronomers.

The Bear River Refuge Visitor Center is located at 2155 West Forest Street (1/4 mile west of I-15, exit 363) in Brigham City. Plan on bringing lawn chairs, binoculars or telescopes. The event is sponsored by Friends of Bear River Refuge and Box Elder County Tourism.

For more information, call (435) 734-6438 or email kathi_stopher@fws.gov.

Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride for MS

Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride 2019 will be held June 22-23. 1,200 cyclists are setting out to raise $1.2 million to make a difference in the lives of nearly 1 million people living with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. Cyclists will ride up to 150 miles over two days. The event will depart from Cache County Fairgrounds at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, loops throughout Utah and Southern Idaho and concludes back at Cache County Fairgrounds that afternoon. On Sunday, June 23, cyclists will depart from Cache County Fairgrounds at 7 a.m. and travel through Blacksmith Fork Canyon and conclude the 150-mile journey back at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Shorter routes available.

To register as a participant or volunteer, visit bikeMS.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

Town hall on Utah tax reform

A town hall meeting to discuss Utah state tax reform will be held Tuesday, June 25, in the multipurpose room at the USU Brigham Campus, 6 N. Main St., Brigham City. The town hall meetings are part of a statewide listening tour being conducted by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force, which was created by the Utah Legislature to look for ways to address the state’s outdated tax structure, get public input and suggest solutions. The meeting will begin with an open house from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the town hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Garland City Library Happenings

Summer reading at Garland City Library started on May 22. Sign-ups are still going on at their website: www.garlandlibrary.org

Preschool storytime will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is still going on! Visit the library website or come in to the library, 46 W. Factory Street, Garland, and sign up. The library also has a Facebook book club, not a face-to-face book club, and is still looking for people to join.

Entries Open for Annual Utah DesignArts Exhibition

Utah designers in any field are encouraged to submit their work for the annual Utah DesignArts juried exhibition by July 26, 2019.

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ DesignArts Program will host the exhibition, which is free and open to the public, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 18, 2019, at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City.

Information and how to submit designs is at visualarts.utah.gov. Designers in any design field are encouraged to submit their work. Realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

This exhibition honors and celebrates Utah's great designers and provides a venue for the public to learn about and engage with the design community.