The Gingerbread House Festival, a new event in Emery County, will be held Nov. 3-4 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Admission is free. Everyone who wants to participate should build a gingerbread house and bring it to the festival. If houses aren't your style, try a sleigh or a gingerbread man or woman. These can be done by a group, family or individual. Each creation must be 80 percent edible, and the winners of the house division will be eligible to compete at the Utah County Gingerbread House competiton. For more information contact Teresa Lake at 381-2437 or Eldon Holmes at 687-9235.
Food handler's classes will be held Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the health department office at 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.
Kids, ages 6-12, you are welcome to Master Club at the First Baptist Church in Ferron. It will be held every Wednesday night, beginning Sept. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. At Master Club, you will enjoy games, songs, Bible lessons, crafts, and skills learning.
The Emery High Spartan Booster club is selling flags as a fund raiser and to show support of the student athletes. The flags may be hung up whenever there is a home game. Flags and poles range from $10-$25. Also, they are selling advertising space around the field. For more information contact Cindy Draper at 748-2235.
Melon Days in Green River will be held Sept. 15-16. There will be vendors, golf tournament, high school baseball, softball, queen pageant, square dancers, breakfast, parade, entertainment, dance and fireworks. There will also be a re-enactment of Manly's landing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Melon Days. On Saturday, there will be free, all you can eat melon in the park.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Sept. 28 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is a free service to assist veterans, widows and dependents in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits.
There will be a tri-stake fireside on Sept. 24 featuring "Jenny Phillips." The fireside theme is "Journey towards Zions." The fireside will begin at 6 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center.
The Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit will be held on Sept. 23 at the Emery High School. Pre-register by Sept. 8 to receive a T-shirts or hoody. The keynote speaker will be Commander Scott Waddle and the band will be LokalGrown. A new computer will be given away at the end of the summit. For more info contact your youth city council advisor or GayLee Jeffs at 381-2850 or 381-2108.
The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course on Sept. 16 at the Castleview Hospital Classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, from, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For info contact Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
A kidney transplant and dialysis treatment benefit for Larraine Pierce will be held on Sept. 23 at the Huntington city park. There be a car wash before dinner, a bake sale from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner cost will be $5/adults, $3/children under 12. There will be live entertainment and prizes given away including a St. George vacation package. For question call Laverne Pierce at 687-9915 or Melanie Pierce at 687-2676.
The Museum of the San Rafael is seeking funds to design, build and install full-size, life like sculptures of three dinosaurs and a mammoth. The cost is $149,000. Donations can be made to Museum of the San Rafael, P.O. Box 1088, Castle Dale.
Mormon Historic Foundation has recently launched a website containing detailed information about Latter-day Saint church history sites. Go online at www.mormonhistoricsitesregisty.org