It’s time to break out the pumpkin carving tools and prepare your teeth for caramel apples. October has arrived, and with it a ton of fall activities.

American Adventure Special Exhibit – Brave the Maze

You’ll learn a lot even if it kills you!

American Adventure puts visitors into the shoes of the original colonists. This realistic role-play adventure presents one great challenge: To survive for one year. Sound easy? Think again…

Of the original 104 settlers who arrived in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Visitors wind their way through interactive galleries in this challenging 2500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on their knowledge and decision-making skills. A telltale Life Chart hanging around each visitor’s neck reveals their health is starting to suffer. Earning or losing points at each turn of the maze, the goal is to make it past more than two dozen tests spread out over 4 seasons.

Created by Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes and the Virginia Living Museum, American Adventure blends history, science, nature and fortune in a challenging interactive experience.

When: Friday, October 9th, 2015
Where: Union Station Museums
2501 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
Cost: Union Station Members FREE! Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4/Children $3 for Partner Members & Non Members

Utah Gun Collectors Show & Sale

Northern Utah’s premier gun show and sale. A wide variety of firearms and related merchandise will be available for purchase. You will experience folks in period costumes and browse through historical information concerning firearms through history.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Golden Spike Event Center Exhibit Hall
1000 North 1200 West
Ogden, Utah 84404
Cost: $5

Creatures of the Night

The Ogden Nature Center presents Creatures of the Night – a not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family.
– Learn about native nocturnal creatures like owls, spiders, and bats.
– Take a crepuscular creep around the nature preserve where you’ll meet and learn from some “wild” characters.
– Find your way through the Spider Web Crawl and visit the Hilarious House of Hoots.
– Food vendors, carnival games, treats, music, and educational fun.
No RSVP necessary. Costumes welcome! Please dress for the weather/held rain or shine. Flashlights recommended.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
5:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center
966 W. 12th street
Ogden, Utah 84404
Cost: $5 ONC Members, $6 for non-members, Children under 3 are free

Dinosaur Park Halloween Carnivore Carnival

The annual non-scary Dinosaur Park Carnivore Carnival invites visitors to explore the Park’s eight acres of dinosaurs – lit up and decorated in Halloween style, trick-or-treat and play at volunteer-run carnival games (no sales people this year), learn about ancient carnivores at paleontology presentations, and show off your costume at our nightly costume parade.

When: Friday, October 16, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1544 Park Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
Cost: Adults $3.00 Children $5.00

Make & Take Ployform Clay Sculpture: Toil & Trouble with MandiAnne O Poll

Clay artist, MandiAnne O Poll will offer a Make and Take Poly form clay sculpture class for ages 8 through adult at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Friday October 23, 2015 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The theme for this October class is Toil & Trouble, students will be able to create sculptures based on pumpkins, witches and bats. Supplies provided. Tuition: $15. Please pre-register with a member of the ECAC staff by calling 801-392-6935.

When: Friday, October 23, 2015
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Cost: $15 includes supplies

Make & Take Ployform Clay Sculpture: Toil & Trouble with MandiAnne O Poll

Clay artist, MandiAnne O Poll will offer a Make and Take Poly form clay sculpture class for ages 8 through adult at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Friday October 23, 2015 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The theme for this October class is Toil & Trouble, students will be able to create sculptures based on pumpkins, witches and bats. Supplies provided. Tuition: $15. Please pre-register with a member of the ECAC staff by calling 801-392-6935.

When: Friday, October 23, 2015
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Cost: $15 includes supplies

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Like used cars, used houses can sometimes seem like a better deal. And like used cars, used houses are often billed as “as good as new.” But like used cars, used houses typically come with hidden costs and unforeseen problems.

So, before purchasing a used home, be sure to take a look at some of the hidden costs of a used home and determine if, in the long run, building a new home is the better decision. The three main hidden costs of a used home include antiquated design, deferred maintenance, and the monthly utility bills.

Antiquated Design

When you’re looking at purchasing any home you need to make sure it fits your lifestyle. Be sure to take our Livability at a Glance quiz to determine what you should look for in a home. The main points you should consider are will it;

  • Entertain the way you want it to?
  • Offer flexible living that will allow you to use certain areas for multiple purposes?
  • Offer enough storage space to help keep your life organized?
  • Have the ability to bring you peace and calm at the end of the day through de-stressing

When purchasing a used home, finding the perfect floor plan, in the perfect location, at your ideal price range simply doesn’t exist. So, in the end, purchasing a used home is all about compromise. One of the main areas you’ll be forced to compromise in is the design. The used home you’re looking at now was built to someone else’s specification in a different time.

Often those who compromise on the design of the home can only stand it for a time before they decide that it really just doesn’t work for them. Additionally, after a time they may find out that their needs have changed but their home just isn’t able to keep pace.

Below is a list of different types of remodeling projects, their national averages, and sample costs of the remodel in your region. Taken from –


Deferred Maintenance

Roofs leak, ovens break down, furnaces give out (usually on the coldest day) and air conditioners need repair (usually on the warmest day).  An older home demands an average of 2-3% of its purchase price for annual upkeep — and that list can be never-ending.

Every component in a house has a usable life. When you buy a used house you’re buying the pro-rated life of each component (e.g. a furnace with a 10 year life expectancy).

Some costs associated with the normal “wear and tear” of an older house are listed below.

Used House Deferred Maintenance Items

  • New electrical
  • New roofing
  • Central air
  • New appliances
  • New countertops
  • New flooring
  • New exterior paint
  • New interior paint
  • New furnace
  • Light fixtures
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Garage doors
  • New windows

If you’ve owned a used house before you know the list goes on and on from there. You also know you end up spending most of your free time either repairing these things, having someone else repair them or shopping for new ones.

Energy Costs

I can’t give you exact numbers on how much higher your energy bills will be with a used house. But, here’s why you’ll pay more each month in a used house when it comes to writing that check to the utility company.

Electricity: Today’s light fixtures are designed for CFL bulbs and you’ll have the ability to completely outfit your home with CFL, LED or Halogen bulbs. Any of these options will save you dollars on your electric bill.

Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems all use fans to circulate air in your home. Today’s systems use dramatically less energy to turn all these fans saving you more dollars.

Water: All of today’s plumbing fixtures including shower, sink and toilets are designed to use less water and save you money. Landscape irrigation systems are designed with sensors to shut off watering times if the soil around your home has just been watered by Mother Nature.

Natural gas or Propane: Forced air furnaces and boilers are required to be 90%+ efficiency. These appliances not only keep more of your money in your pocket, they also provide better heating when combined with the correct ducting ventilation.

When you add;

  • Remodeling costs
  • Deferred maintenance
  • Higher utility costs…

…to your monthly mortgage payment (after taxes), your costs are often substantially higher with a used house than with the purchase of a comparably sized new home. And with a brand new home, you can build your dream – not inherit someone else’s problems.

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If you’re looking for the perfect floor plan for your family, look no farther. The Muirfield is a great home for most families. At an impressive 2,834 square feet this home is sure to help organize your life. The general Muirfield plan is a 3 bed 2 bath home with single level living. The main level of living includes 1,417 square feet of living space and the unfinished basement adds another 1,417 square feed. With this plan you’re leaving youself room to expand as the basement can be finished at a later date if your family decides they need the space.

If you’d prefer we can finish the basement right away and turn this home into a five bed and three bath home. We currently have a Muirfield model , a laundry room and two car garage. This project is currently in the process of being built, so if you act sooner rather than later, you may still have a chance to request certain features in your new home.


The main floor of this home has a entry way so that you can greet guests and have a place to take your shoes off when you get home. The entry way is accessed through the front door as well as the garage. Straight through the entry way you enter the homes Great room. This room is quite large and is open to the kitchen and dining area to allow for an open feeling throughout the home. The open floor plan also allows for plenty of natural lighting to shine through the large windows throughout the day, saving you money on your energy bills!

The kitchen of this home has plenty of cupboard space, beautiful granite counter space, and is designed with a modern look. This home also has a large walk-in pantry and a serving nook, both of which help to make entertaining in this home a breeze. The pantry is a perfect place to store extra foods and appliances, and the dining nook is great for serving trays. The dining is connected to the large backyard patio, that simple feature makes this home a great place to host outdoor parties and activities.

On the opposite side of the home is the master suite, two additional bedrooms, the laundry room, and a bathroom. The master suite of this home has a large bedroom, huge walk-in closet, and, arguably the best feature, a large master bathroom. The master bathroom for this home has a shower, soaking tub, private toilet and double vanity.


The basement of this home can be finished and has an additional two bedrooms, a large rec room, and an additional bathroom. The furnished option of this home is perfect for large or growing families or for families that work from home. The basement bedrooms can easily be converted into offices, exercise rooms, hobby rooms, or whatever room your family needs. The large rec room is perfect for use as an additional living room, a gaming room, and a home theater! The options are limitless.

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Choosing the perfect paint or stain colors for your home can be one of the most exciting, yet difficult, parts of building a new home. You need to decide what colors will match or accentuate the furniture you know will be in your home, and decide on a particular tone and shade.

There are hundreds of colors for you to choose from and simply going into a store and looking at paint chips just isn’t enough. Even if you decide to go neutral there are dozens of various shades of white, beige, and gray. The sheer number of color options can quickly overwhelm.

In an attempt to making choosing the perfect color for your home easier, The Home Depot has released their Project Color app. 

Project Color allows you to find the perfect paint colors in a flash! You can easily ‘see’ what a color will look like in you home without having to paint swatches on a wall in order to make a judgement. You simply need to take a picture of the room you’d like to paint, choose ‘live view’ and search through the thousands of paint and stain options. When you find the paint or stain you’re interested in, you simply need to tap a surface to apply the color.

The app uses it’s advanced technology to automatically adjust for shadows, angles, lines, and lighting so that you can get a better idea of how that color will look in your home.

You can easily share your projects with friends and family via social media, text, email, and more.

Often one of the best ways to decide on a color scheme for your new home is to make a ‘vision board’ for your home. This vision board, easily made on Pinterest, can take some of your favorite images -maybe a photo from a favorite vacation- and put them all in one place for you to easily peruse. If one image and it’s colors stand out to you, you can take that image, upload it to Project Color, and find paint colors that match the colors of that picture. You simply have to tap the selected image in the app and it will find the closest paint or stain color, then you can easily add that color to the image of the room you’d like to add it to.

Do you already know what paint color you’re looking for? If you already know the color name or number you can quickly use the ‘find it’ function to search for that color name or number from the available Home Depot paint colors. So, if you have a friend or family member that is already using that perfect shade, you can quickly find it in your nearby Home Depot store.

You can save your favorite paint colors in the app so that you can look them up later, or show them to the people at Home Depot when you’re ready to buy your paint.

The project color app can take away some of the stress that comes with choosing the ‘perfect’ paint color. Instead of stressing, you can simply have fun experimenting with different colors in the app.

Project Color can be downloaded for free through the iTunes or Google Play stores and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Take a look at Project Color for Apple. 

Take a look at Project Color for Android. 

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Utah Youth Rodeo

When: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Golden Spike Event Center
1000 N 1200 W Ogden, UT 84404
Cost: FREE

Utah Youth Rodeo Association Members, ages 2-14 compete in rodeo events. Great Family oriented organization! Come support the kids and let them impress you with their skills.

An Evening Under the Stars

When: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center Picnic Grove
966 W. 12th Street Ogden, Ut 84404
Cost: $5 members, $8 non-members

What do skunks, s’mores, and stars have in common? Come find out during this evening event at the Ogden Nature Center’s picnic grove. Celebrate the fall equinox as we learn about nocturnal animals, basic astronomy, and share constellation stories around the campfire. Be prepared to participate in a one-mile nighttime walk on the nature center’s trails. Pre-registration required. Please call and reserve your spot by September 8th at 4pm.

30th Annual Wildwoods BASH at Ogden Nature Center

When: Friday, September 11th, 2015
5:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street Ogden, Utah 84404
Cost: $70 per person open seating; reserved-sponorship tables available, $250-$5,000

The Ogden Nature Center presents the 30th annual Wildwoods BASH at our nature preserve located at 966 W 12th Street in Ogden from
5-8:30 p.m.

This al fresco event includes a gourmet dinner, live music and an auction of nature and outdoor inspired items.

All proceeds support Ogden Nature Center’s mission to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.

USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships – Criterium Race

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Where: Downtown Ogden
25th Street to 27th Street Ogden Avenue to Grant Avenue
Cost: FREE

Riders from across the country will travel to northern Utah seeking to add a Masters jersey to their closet. The Criterium in Downtown Ogden will race through the heart of the Ogden City

Miss Weber County Scholarship Pageant

When: Saturday, September 19th, 2015
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT 84401
Cost: $10 plus $1.50 facility fee

The annual Miss Weber County Scholarship Pageant returns to our fabulous stage.

A local pre-cursor to the Miss America Pageant, the Miss Weber County Scholarship pageant will showcase several of Weber County’s most intelligent, talented and beautiful young women in competition for scholarships, prizes and ultimately the crown. Evening competitions include Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Talent, On-stage Question and Evening Gown. Be sure to get your tickets early!

Tickets are $10 plus a $1.50 Facility Fee. Order your tickets online 24/7 through Smithstix, by phone at 801-689-8700 or in person at the Box Office M-F 2-6 pm

Ancient Art History: Cave Painting

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:30am – 10:30am
Where: Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue Ogden, Utah 84401
Cost: $15

Historian, educator MandiAnne O Poll will be exploring Ancient Art History with a hands-on activity at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The theme for September 26th will be Cave Painting. These workshops are recommended for anyone ages 10 through adult. Tuition: $15. Please pre-register with a member of the art center staff at 801-392-6935.

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Although building your own home can be a time consuming process, in the end it’s definitely worth while. When you choose to build a home that is customized to you and your family, you’re giving yourself the power to make decisions regarding the finishes in your home, something you certainly can’t do when buying used. It can be exciting to browse through counter top samples, carpet sample and paint chips. In fact, if you’re currently building a custom home it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that you’ve spent many hours looking at minuscule differences in finishes. Some decisions are easier to make than others and might simply rely solely on personal preference.  Some choices however, take a little more thought. Choosing between enameled cabinets and stained cabinets is one such decision.

When selecting the cabinetry for your kitchen you’ll want to make sure that you have chosen wisely. Your kitchen cabinets are fixtures that will be in your home for a long time so be sure not to simply purchase them based on current trends. Today’s trendy cabinets might look  dated a few years down the road. If you want your kitchen to look ageless, you’ll want to ensure your cabinets can also withstand the test of time.

So, what’s the difference between enameled cabinets and stained cabinets?

Enameled Cabinets

Enameled kitchen cabinets are elegant, can help to create a light an airy feeling in your kitchen with proper color choices, and are currently a hot trend in home design. Enameled cabinets allow for a beautiful painted finish that will allow you to more easily incorporate any feeling you like into your kitchen. Light and airy, sleek and modern, rustic and homey, and other options are all open to you and depending on your cabinets finish can be updated as your tastes change. Any dents or scratches left on your cabinets can be difficult to repair. Due to the application process and smooth finish, simply using a paint brush to cover up any blemishes isn’t always an option.

Stained Cabinets

Stained cabinets are a little easier to  maintain and are often cheaper than enameled cabinets though no less stunning. A stained finish can help to provide a traditional look to your home by adding warmth and character. If you’re considering stained cabinets you don’t have the limitless color options of enameled cabinets, but you do have the type of wood and finish to consider. Some woods  are harder than others and take different stain colors more readily. The color of stain that you would like will affect the type of wood you’ll need.

Alder – is a soft wood and dents easier than other woods. The plus to this type of wood is that it can be stained in a variety of colors and is the most cost efficient.

Poplar – is a little harder than Alder, it is cost efficient, but can only be stained a darker color as its shows a lot of green wood grain if its stained to light.

Maple – is the next harder product, it’s a step up in price from the last 2, sometimes shows a blotchy look to it if its stained too light, otherwise dark is no problem.

Cherry – is next harder product, it’s a step up in price from Maple and will actually get darker as time goes on.

When choosing between stained cabinets and enameled cabinets simply keep this in mind; don’t let trends dictate the selections you choose, choose the selections that make you feel at home. Also, if you’re worried about small children potentially causing damage to your cabinets you may want to consider cherry cabinets for  their harder wood.

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5943 North Rollins Ranch – Mountain Green, UT

Available now in the wonderful Rollins Ranch – Mountain Green community is our fantastic two-story home based on the Denali floor plan. This home has plenty of space to allow for both large and small families. The home has five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, an impressive total of 4626 square feet of finished living space, and a price tag you simply can’t beat. At only $450,000 this home is sure to go fast.

The lowest level of this home has two bedrooms, a cold storage room, a mech. storage room, a bathroom, and a rec room that has plenty of space. The basement rec room is great when used as a home theater, game room, home gym, craft or hobby area, etc. It can be used for whatever purpose suits your family.

The two bedrooms on this floor both have decent sized closets and egress windows in case of emergency.

Guests entering your home will first be greeted by the lovely covered porch before entering into your foyer. Directly off of the foyer is a den that can also be used as a sitting room, dining room, or even hobby room. Through the foyer, those walking into your home will walk straight into the large great room of the home. The great room is a corner room which allows for plenty of natural lighting. The fact that this home has an open floor plan, with the great room being directly linked to the kitchen and dinette, also allows for great natural lighting throughout the day. The great room of this home has a fireplace that will allow for easy de-stressing and relaxation after a long day.

The dinette is large enough for a formal dining table and chair set and is close to the windows to allow for pleasant meals. The kitchen is one any chef would be proud of, it has a large center island that makes prep work and entertaining a breeze, a large walk in pantry to store extra food and kitchen appliances, and plenty of cupboard and counter space. The kitchen has wonderful amenities such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Also on the first floor is a large mudroom, as well as a half bathroom. The mudroom is directly off of the garage and leads into the homes entryway.

The upper level of this home is all about your families personal space. The top level has a large lofted area that is perfect as additional rec space, a laundry room which makes getting clothes to the proper rooms a breeze, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and the master suite.

The two bedrooms on the upper level are quite spacious and each have their own walk-in closets. The laundry room is quite spacious and has plenty of counter space to make folding clothes easier and to allow for plenty of storage space. The master suite of this home has a large bedroom with an additional room attached. The additional room can be used as a retreat, nursery, office, hobby room, etc. The master bathroom has a double vanity, private toilet, walk in shower, large soaking tub, and plenty of storage space for towels and other toiletries.

The master suites walk in closet is something to be proud of. It has built in shelving and has plenty of space for his and her clothes and accessories.


For more information about this home, be sure to contact Kim Morgan at or 801-710-3226.

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The bathroom is possibly one of the rooms that will take the most forethought when designing. The bathroom requires careful consideration of space, materials, lighting, and additional luxuries to really shine. The following is a list of things to consider when designing your dream bathroom.

Function First and Foremost – The bathroom is one of the most used rooms of the home and if it’s not functional your entire family is likely to suffer. Be sure to consider space, storage, power outlets, etc. Consider the other tips below to learn how to plan out a more functional bathroom.

Consider the Space and Map out Luxuries Accordingly – Make sure there is enough space in your bathroom for every feature you’d like to incorporate into it. Think about where things will be stored in the bathroom, do you have enough storage space? Is there enough counter space? Where will you need power outlets? Can doors and drawer open without bumping into things? Make sure you have enough room to maneuver around the bathroom. These are all important things to consider when planning your bathroom.

Plan for the Future – This is important not only when considering the aesthetic design of your bathroom, but when thinking about possible mobility issues in the future. We all grow old, and if you’ve gone through the trouble of remodeling or painstakingly designing your home, you’ll likely not want to move out in your later years. Make sure there is enough space in the room to move around freely, that doorways are wide enough, and plan areas for future grab bars or other wall mounted accessories.

Additionally, consider the future when it comes to the aesthetic design of the bathroom as well. Try not to follow outrageous trends that are popular now but will seem silly in 10 years when it comes to more permanent things like the fixtures and surfaces of your bathroom. Have fun with the colors and furnishings as these can easily be replaced.

Decide on the Colors and Motif – As mentioned above, try not to go too crazy when designing your bathroom, as you may not like it further down the road. However, colors are something you can have fun with, and the best way to turn a regular bathroom into a de-stressing zone is by creating an overall motif for the room.

Ask yourself these questions;

What do I like about my current bathroom?
What don’t I like about my current bathroom?

These questions can help you determine what it is you’re looking for in your new bathroom. Determine how you want your bathroom to make you feel. Maybe you’re looking for a spa-like retreat, or it’s possible you live in an old Victorian home and would like a more antiquated look to your bathroom. No matter the case, you should determine ahead of time what kind of motif you’d like to follow.

Do Your Research – Consider the materials you’d like to use in your bathroom and do your research! There are advantages and disadvantages in choosing tile over marble and visa versa. Additionally you should consider the materials of all other fixtures used in the bathroom. Different materials require varying degrees of maintenance. Due to the varying temperatures and humidities of the bathroom throughout the day, some materials just won’t hold up.

Carefully Consider the Fixtures – The fixtures of your bathroom should be chosen carefully. While they are a great way jazz up the bathroom, they are also more difficult to change if you decide you don’t like them at a later date.

Consider Lighting – Keep in mind the difference between fluorescent lighting an incandescent bulbs. It’s always good to consider adding a little natural lighting to any room, especially a room you’ll be getting ready for the day in.

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2015 Weber County Fair “Snake, Rattle & Roll”

Where: Golden Spike Event Center
1000 North 1200 West
Ogden, Utah
When: Thursday, August 6th, 2015
11am – 11pm

The 2015 Weber County Fair ” Snake, Rattle & Roll” features: Reptile Adventure, Petting Zoo, Animals, Exhibits, Concerts, Demo Derby, & Elite Fight Night, Great Fair Food, & Vendors, as well as a variety of activities for the entire family. Visit us, grab a premium book at various sites around the county, or at the Downtown Ogden Farmers Market in July for all the details.

Summer Sizzle Concert Series: Native American Flute and Dancer

Where:Pleasant Valley Branch
Weber County Library
5568 S. Adams Ave.
Washington Terrace, Utah 84405
When: Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Nino Reyos is a Northern Traditional Dancer and a cultural presenter, educating and entertaining audiences of all ages. As a talented dancer and flute player, he has used his cultural background as a foundation for his teaching of indigenous craft, dance, and traditional stories. He carries on the tradition of the warrior, wearing the eagle bustles of past days as he performs around the United States.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Free Summer Concerts

Where: Snowbasin Resort
When: Every Sunday from June 14th through late September

Come and visit the Snowbasin Resort as the lawn and patio outside Earl’s Lodge converts into a vibrant festival like atmosphere with free music, incredible BBQ food, and ice cold beverages. Chill out on the lawn with a shade chair or a blanket, have a beverage, and listen to some incredible FREE music from any of the nationally touring artists that host the event every week. The party and celebration starts every week at 12pm and goes until 5:30pm. Each concert features three musical artists: each day starting with local musical talent and continuing with a nationally touring artist finishing out the afternoon’s festivities. There are also activities and games for the Kids including a Spider Jump and a playground. Blues, Brews, and BBQ is the must-do event on your Sunday-Funday list. Always free.

Jazz at the Station

Where: 2501 Wall Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
When: Wednesday August 12
7 – 8 pm

Rocky Mountain Gun & Ammo Show & Sale

Where: Exhibit Hall
1000 North 1200 West
Ogden, Utah 84404
When: August 15, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intermountain west largest Gun & Ammo Sale

RAMP Saturday – Mod Podge Garden Rock Art at Ogden Nature Center
Where:Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street
Ogden, UT 84404
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015
2-3 pm

Free admission all day. Open 9 am to 4 pm. Today’s activities at 10 am and 2 pm “Mod Podge Garden Rock Art”. Transform your flower bed or garden into a vibrant display of beautiful art and creativity.

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West

Where: Amphitheater
When: Sunday, August 30, 2015

The US Air Force Band of the Golden West, presents a FREE concert in Ogden by the Travis Brass. This family-friendly event will take place at the Ogden Amphitheater, located at 342 25th Street, at 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 30th. This concert is FREE and open to the public.

Free tickets are available at with a search for “Travis Brass in Ogden.” You can find out more about this event at

Travis Brass is part of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base, California. Comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba, this ensemble supports a wide variety of musical events ranging from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs and recitals of original works for brass quintet. Travis Brass offers unique musical variety, with selections that promise “something for everyone” – covering “classical,” jazz, Americana, and patriotic genres – as well bringing a message of thanks to our veterans and the American public for their year round support of your United States Air Force and the entire US military.

The members of Travis Brass are professional, active duty Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives. The only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, the Band of the Golden West is comprised of 60 talented and versatile Airmen-musicians under the command of Captain Dustin M. Doyle. In addition to performing for civilian communities throughout the states of California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, the band supports 13 Air Force Bases, 8 Air Force Reserve Wings, and 6 recruiting squadrons in over 250 annual performances for 1.5 million listeners.

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire our Air Force members and the great nation we serve, producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence.

All USAF Band of the Golden West concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Appearances page of the USAF Band of the Golden West website:… or our Facebook page

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Over the years Nilson Homes has had request for a patio home with a tall garage access and significant more storage than a usual patio home floor plan.  The problem has always been the footprint and how to best optimize the space that we have to work with.

We have a new concept plan that we would like your opinion on.   We call it the ASPEN!

Feel free to give us your thoughts of the layout and visit our FACEBOOK

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