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Volume XIV Issue XIV The Ogden Valley news Page 5 April 15, 2007 Local Cowboy Poets to Perform at Ogden Valley Branch Library The Ogden Valley Branch Library will celebrate National Cowboy Poetry Week with a poetry reading on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. This wonderful event will feature two local, award-winning cowboy poets— Stan Tixier and Don Kennington. Each will read selections of their acclaimed poetry. Stan Tixier Stan Tixier has been writing and reciting cowboy poetry since 1991 entertaining audiences throughout the West; in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. He has won competitions in “Cowboy Poetry Rodeos” in Cedar City and Kanab, Utah while saddling up against some of the best cowboy poets anywhere on the range. Don Kennington was born and raised on an Idaho/Wyoming Cow Ranch where he herded cattle 20 years for the Bear Lake Cattle Association. He moved to Ogden, Utah where he was a ferrier for 40 years, shoeing over 33,000 horses. He has been a Cowboy Poet over 25 years, writing and performing his own poetry before audiences from coast to coast. This cowboy poetry program is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more inforDon Kennington mation, please call 745-2220. Snowcrest Junior High Student Art Show at the Ogden Valley Library The Weber County Library’s Ogden Valley Branch is pleased to present a new art exhibition featuring the artwork of Snowcrest Junior High students. The show includes works in various media and depicts a range of subject matter. This show also features a wide variety of pieces exploring the theme of “Becoming an American” and the “American Experience.” These striking and energetic works will be on display in the Lorna Wattis Swanson Gallery from April 5 through May 5. For more information about this exciting new exhibit showcasing the talent of area students, call the Ogden Valley Branch Library at 745-2220. Annual Canyon Clean Up Part of Earth Day Celebration In celebration of Earth Day, the Ogden Canyon Club is hosting its bi-annual spring Canyon Cleanup. This year’s cleanup will be held Saturday, April 21. Participants meet at the Alaskan Inn at 9:00 a.m. where they will receive mapped out instructions and assignments. Everyone’s help is needed. At noon, after the completion of the cleanup effort, there will be an outside BBQ lunch provided at The Oaks restaurant. There will also be a raffle with a chance to win many great prizes. The Canyon Club is asking everyone to come out and help with this cleanup effort. “How often do we do something that jeopardizes our environment? Everyday! We can at least come together as a community and spend three hours of our time to give something back,” states Rounkles. “If you’re not going to come out and help with the Canyon Cleanup, at least do something to participate in Earth Day; combine efforts within your neighborhood, support the local Sierra Club, or involve your church groups in an environmental friendly project.” If you can not attend the Canyon Cleanup and would still like to contribute in some way, donations to help cover the cost of lunch, or prize donations for the raffle would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, or to contribute, contact Keith Rounkles at The Oaks. Call 394-2421. Ogden Nature Center Earth Day 2007 Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4:00 p.m., the Ogden Nature Center will host their annual Earth Day Celebration. The entire community is invited to come learn and play! Earth Day is a day of education, celebration and action for the world in which we live. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and the community, admission to the event is just $1/person, and those who ride the bus, bike, or walk will receive free admission. Festivities will include: • Over 30 earth-friendly exhibitors • Rock climbing wall • Meet birds of prey and other native wildlife • Astronomy activities by Ott Planetarium • Make-and-take kids crafts • Guided nature walks by Jack Rensel • Entertainment by local talent • Gardening exhibits • Learn about recycling, local pathways, renewable energy & composting • Navajo tacos, smoothies, Italian ice, and drinks In conjunction with Earth Day, the annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest winners will be announced at 11:00 a.m. that day. This year’s theme is “Take Action.” This year’s Earth Day Celebration is sponsored by Elliot-Hall Company, ATK Launch Systems, Ogden City Arts, Winder Farms, and The Standard-Examiner. Earth day will be held rain or shine at the Ogden Nature Center, located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden. For more information or questions, contact the Ogden Nature Center at 801621-7595, or contact Brandi Bosworth directly at 801-621-7595 or by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gallery Theater Showcases Local Talent A sampling of artwork on display at the Ogden Valley Library. V al l e y Mar ke t (parking lot) 2555 N. Wolf Creek Drive Eden 2 April 16 & 17 The Gallery Theater presents The Lobster Tale, a drama in two acts, written by Salt Lake City resident Bill Sedam, with assistance from Clarence P. Socwell. The play will run for three nights with one matinee performance beginning Thursday, April 26 through Saturday April 28. Evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30. The matinee performance will be held Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. with doors opening at 1:30. The play will be held at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden located at 2580 Jefferson Avenue. The play takes a close look at a family of four struggling with changes that must be made. A lobster dinner prepared by the father is the setting for the play, which stars Nell Heller, James Lux, Nick Velis, and Kent Winward. Clarence Socwell produces and directs the play. Tickets are $7 per person. For reservations call 392-6935. The Gallery Theater is a community theater that has been operating for over a decade. It features local talent, which writes, directs, playwrights, and works as stage and performing crew. The theater offers three plays per year. For more information, call 801334-5544.