FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE? FAUX OR FOR REAL?

CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – DAVIS COUNTY

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CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – WEBER COUNTY

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Faux or Fake Christmas tree was ultimately the winner over real trees, in both Davis and Weber county, interesting even more so in Davis county.  Christmas traditions start with the main decoration of the tree.  There are so many ways to play out this tradition and whatever works best for you and your family is the right way.

When purchasing a real tree at the local seasonal tree companies, you give back to your community.  Many of these companies make it worth the extra costs of the tree by offering hot cocoa, candy canes and entertainment for a fun family event, plus saving you gas money.   Verses the drive in the mountains to find the perfect tree, purchasing a forest service tag, tools to cut the tree and haul it home, but the time spent driving together singing Christmas songs and the effort cutting it together, is bonding and priceless.  Funny stories about real trees are that some come with bugs or baby spiders that hatch as it warms up in your house, eek.  Or it dries out so fast that all the needles and even ordainments are on the ground by Christmas.

Anyone can purchase a Faux tree, there are many sales right after Christmas at the local discount stores.  Even better search your local DI or confinement stores for slightly used trees.  You may have to re-light it or do some small repairs but the price can’t be beat, if your willing to do the work.  For sure fake trees do save time, which gets very limited with all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings.

The most important thing is setting the family tradition to be past on for generations.  It is OK to test and try new ways and look back in your past to discover what you liked most about Christmas time.  It doesn’t always have to be just like how your parents did it or how your neighbors are doing it, just have fun in creating a Christmas tree family tradition in your home and the choice is yours!

List of local Christmas tree farms to get started:

Davis County:

Green Ridge Christmas Trees, 1370 N. US 89, Kaysville; 801-513-1861

  • Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29; 5 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, depending on inventory
  • Price: $45 and up depending on type and height
  • Types of trees: Precut Nordman, Noble and grand firs, with a limited selection of spruces to cut

Neville Farm Christmas Trees, 1875 W. 1000 South (westside Drive), Layton, UT 84041; 801-544-9401

  • Open: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Willing to accommodate for other times, call Donald at 801-390-4823 except Sundays for appointments
  • Will have about 100 nice trees from four to eight feet tall, with the majority being five to six feet tall. $50 for each tree
  • You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

Morgan County:

Robinson’s Tree Farm, 6262 West Old Highway Road, Morgan; 801-876-3190

  • Open: 8 a.m. to dark, Monday through Sunday starting Friday Nov. 27, (might be sold out on Friday)
  • Price: $50 for each tree
  • Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam
  • Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied

Weber County:

North Pole Pines, 2546 W. 3100 North, Farr West; 801-731-6466 or 801-628-1041

  • Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Tree varieties and prices:

Scotch Pines: Approximately 350 to choose from —  $30 for 10 feet tall plus with special tags, $40 without; $50 for eight to 10 feet tall; $60 for under eight feet tall

Weekend Warriors – 🎄 BEST Christmas Lights in Davis County 🎄

The Best Free Family Holiday tradition is making your own map of local amazing house’s and cities lit up to the fullest with music, dancing lights and more.  Load up the kids with travel cups of hot coco and cookies, blast Christmas music in the car and enjoy a whole night of entertainment for free or at least the cost of gas only.  Go to our Facebook or Instagram Page to add to our list of your favorite house or city in Davis county to drive by.  Also find more Holiday Fun events going on in your Davis county city.
Below is just a start to the Holiday Lights list:)
  1. Layton City Utah – surf n swim
  2. Kaysville City, Utah – main street
  3. Eccles Family Christmas Light Show
  4. The Lights on Sherwood Drive
  5. CentervilleChristmas.com
  6. Bountiful, Ut – Main Street
  7. Bountiful temple neighborhood
  8. Farmington, Utah – Farmington Station
  9. Clearfield City
  10. Lights on Gentile St – Layton
  11. Tune your radio to 90.7.
    2336 Doral Drive, Syracuse
  12. 223 N 1400 W
    Clearfield, Utah

Go Weekend Warriors! Go to the Movies!

Weather changing, leaves falling, lots of eating, no school days, lots of breaks, settling down, trying to stay warm but what to do now weekend warriors??

Gooo To The Movies!  November is the perfect month to take the family to the movies!  With great new releases every weekend, almost too cozy seats,  blankets to stay warm, ways to save money and even get free popcorn!!  Families read below the current holiday 10 top family movies and top 10 ways to save on movies.  Some kid movies seem to get even funnier the second time you see it, so take your kids more than once and beat the crowds by going to matinees or early bird showings.  

Plus, find even more coupons for movie tickets, restaurants, local events, coming soon local businesses reviews and much more on our website GoDavis.biz & GoWeber.biz. 

i-love-moviesTOP 10 WAYS TO SAVE ON MOVIES:

    • Go in the Afternoon or first showing of the day.
    • Buy at the Box Office, no fees.
    • Skip the 3D and IMAX.
    • Find a Late-Runner theater.
    • Divvy Up the Snacks and eat beforehand.
    • Loyal theater member, specialty discounts or credit card perks.
    • Grab Gift Cards, group discount deals or purchase in advance.
    • Use Movie Clubs. If you have a Sam’s Club or Costco membership, you can save on movie tickets with club cards also can be purchased at theaters.
    • MONDAY Megaplex Matinee prices all day America First CU members.
    • TUESDAY Discount $5 night. Plus UEC movie theaters have free popcorn.

TOP 10 MOVIES TO SEE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:

  • Dr. Seuss, The Grinch  – opens Nov. 9, 2018
  • Cirque Du Soleil in Cinema; Kurios – opens Nov. 13, 2018
  • Fantastic Beasts; The Crimes of Grindelwald – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Instant Family – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • Robin Hood – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Small Foot
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • Goosebumps 2; Haunted Halloween

School Events

Mar 1

Syracuse High – State 6 A Boys Basketball Tournament @ WSU

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling – Sunset @ Syracuse at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling @ Fairfield at 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

West Point Jr. High – Wrestling vs. NLJH @ home at 3:15 PM- 5:00 PM

Mar 2

Syracuse High – State 6 A Boys Basketball Tournament @ WSU

Mar 3

Syracuse High – State 6 A Boys Basketball Tournament @ WSU

Mar 6

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer vs Viewmont at 3:30 PM -5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling @ North Davis at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling @ North Layton at 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

West Point Jr. High – Wrestling @ CDJH at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Mar 8

Syracuse High – Track Intra – Squad Meet @ home at 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer vs Bonneville at 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling @ North Layton at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling vs. North Davis @ Legacy

West Point Jr. High – Wrestling @ Sunset at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Mar 9

Syracuse Art Academy – Quality Teaching Day – No School

Mar 13

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer @ Box Elder at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling – Central Davis @ Syracuse at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling vs. Sunset at Legacy at 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

West Point Jr. High – Wrestling vs. Fairfield @ home at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Mar 14

Syracuse High – Track & Field vs. Northridge at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Clearfield High – Track @ Weber at 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Mar 15

Syracuse High – Girls Golf @ Clearfield (Schneiter’s Bluff) at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer @ Roy at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Golf @ The Bluff at 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling @ Fairfield at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling @ West Point at 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

West Point Jr. High – Wrestling vs. Legacy @ home at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Mar 16

Syracuse High – Wrestling freestyle/ Greco Tournament @ home at 2:30 PM

Clearfield – Softball vs. Gunnison @ Snow Canyon at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mar 17

Syracuse High – Wrestling freestyle/ Greco Tournament @ home at 6:00 AM

Clearfield – Softball vs. Northridge @ Snow Canyon at 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Clearfield vs. Bountiful @ Snow Canyon at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mar 19

Syracuse High – Professional Teaching Day – NO SCHOOL

Clearfield High – Professional Teaching Day – NO SCHOOL

Syracuse Jr. High – Professional Teaching Day – NO SCHOOL

Legacy Jr. High – Professional Teaching Day – NO SCHOOL

Mar 20

Syracuse High – Girls Track Super Meet @ Davis at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Syracuse High – Baseball @ Northridge at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer @ Davis at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Clearfield – Baseball @ Fremont at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Soccer vs. Northridge at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Softball vs. Fremont at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling – North End Tournament

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling North End Tournament @ North Ridge High School at 12:00 PM

Mar 21

Syracuse High – Boys Track Super Meet @ Davis at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Syracuse High – Baseball vs. Northridge at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Clearfield – Baseball vs. Fremont at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Track @ Fremont at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling – North End Tournament

Legacy Jr. High – Wrestling North End Tournament @ North Ridge High School at 12:00 PM

Mar 22

Syracuse High – Girls Golf @ Fremont (Ben Lomond Golf Course) at 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer vs Fremont @ home at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse High – Softball @ Northridge at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Golf @ Ben Lomond at 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Clearfield – Soccer @ Layton at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Softball @ Layton at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mar 23

Syracuse High – Baseball @ Northridge at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Baseball @ Fremont at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse Arts Academy – Teacher Professional Learning Day – No School

Mar 24

Syracuse High – Baseball vs. Northridge at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mar 27

Syracuse High – Baseball @ Davis at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse High – Boy Soccer @ Layton at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse High – Softball @ Weber at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Track @ Syracuse at 3 PM – 6 PM

Clearfield – Baseball @ Weber at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Soccer vs. Weber at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Softball vs. Davis at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High – Wrestling – District Championship

Lagacy Jr. High – Wrestling District Finals @ Layton High at 12 PM

Mar 28

Syracuse High – Track & Field Davis District Championships @ home at 3 PM – 6 PM

Syracuse High – Baseball vs Davis at home @ 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Clearfield – Track @ Syracuse at 3 PM – 6 PM

Clearfield – Baseball vs. Weber at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mar 29

Syracuse High – Girls Golf @ Northridge (Sun Hills Golf Course) at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Syracuse High – Track & Field Davis District Championships @ home at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Syracuse High – Boys Soccer vs Clearfield @ home at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Syracuse High – Softball vs. Clearfield @ home at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Golf @ Sun Hills at 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Clearfield – Softball @ Syracuse at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mar 30

Syracuse High – Baseball @ Davis High at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Clearfield – Baseball @ Weber at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mar 31

Syracuse High – Baseball @ Davis High at 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Clearfield – Track @ Copper Hills at 8:00 AM

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuseconnection.com

Fun Things to Do

Mar 1

Story times @ Davis County Libraries at 10:30 AM

 

Mar 2

Story times @ Davis County Libraries at 10:30 AM

Antelope Island – Sunset Hike

Learn about what critters come out at night on Antelope Island while hiking to a great sunset view. We will hike back down as the (almost) full moon is coming up. We will hike to the ridge just before Dooley Knob. This trail is a bit strenuous because of elevation gain but we will only be hiking 1 mile up (2 miles total). Meet at the upper Frary Peak parking lot at 5:30 pm.

 

Mar 5

Rush Funplex – Monday Family Night Deals, – 1 hour bowling & shoes $29.95 (Plus everyone gets a FREE activity)

 

March 10

Guided Ranch Tours

Come and join us at 2:00 pm for guided tours with the curator at the Fielding Garr Ranch. See the entire ranch site from the original ranch house, shearing barns and corrals. Please be sure to dress for the weather as the tour is in the cold weather. For more information email clayshel-ley@utah.gov.

 

Mar 11

Daylight Savings

 

Mar 12

Kids Night at Texas Roadhouse in Layton (Go to godavis.biz for Coupon)

Antelope Island – Fishing Tournament @ Palisade State Park, 2200 E. Palisade Rd, Sterling, UT 84665 – We will be having our annual fishing tournament again this year. You don’t want to miss

this event! More than $1500 in prizes will be awarded. Largest measured fish will be the winner. We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus additional prizes.

 

Mar 13

Antelope Island- day 2 fishing tournament @ Palisade State Park.

 

Mar 14

National Pi Day

 

Mar 31

Jr Ranger Bunny Search

Bunnies abound! Learn about the rabbits and hares that live on Antelope Island. After a short indoor talk we will take a short 1/8 mile hike to look for these cute critters in their natural habitat. This program is geared for young children but all ages are wel-come. Each child that attends will earn a Jr Ranger badge. Meet in the visitor center at 11:00 am. This program will last 30-45 minutes.

Note: This is not an Easter egg hunt!

 

Easter Egg Hunt 

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Fisher Park 934 S 1000 E

Ages: 0-10

Cost: FREE!!

Times: 10 am SHARP!

 

Easter Egg Dive

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Clearfield Aquatics Center 825 S State Street

***Must preregister at reconline.org***

Ages: 0-12

Cost: $7.50 a child

Times: 10:30am-12:30am, 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Arts Council

Enjoy a night of music on February 12, at 7 pm, in the Syracuse High School auditorium as the Symphony Orchestra presents Love That Jazz! The event is, once again, free to the public.

The Theater Committee is now accepting letters of interest for the production team of Hairspray the Musical. Please email volunteer@syracuseutaharts.org if you would like to serve as Assistant Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Set Designer, or Publicity Manager—or even just help in other areas of the production. Be sure to include some background, any experience, and dates of other commitments that might conflict with the production from April to July.

The Arts Council Board is always looking for fresh ideas and the hands to help make them happen. Plans are in the works to expand the opportunities for residents to enjoy participating and watching more programs this year by creating a choir, a junior theater program, and additional theater productions. The Board has three terms ending this June. If you enjoy the arts, are willing to serve your community, and would like a fun opportunity to interact with great people while promoting culture through the performing arts, email your interest to serve on a committee, such as sponsorships, junior theater, choir, etc., or on the General Board at the address listed above. Board meetings are usually held the first Wednesday evening of each month. These meetings are open to the public, and visitors and input are always welcome.

http://www.syracuseutaharts.org/

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Parks and Recreation

March 31st – Easter Egg Hunt | FREE |10AM

The annual Syracuse Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Founder’s Park on Saturday, March 31, at 10 am SHARP! Children 11 years of age and younger are welcome to participate. The Easter Bunny will be available for picture-taking with the children. Accommodations for special needs children will be available. Volunteers are needed to help stuff eggs. If you are interested, please call the Syracuse Community Center at 801-614-9660 opt. 1

June 23rd – 30th Syracuse Days

Volunteer Opportunities

Egg Stuffing – must be completed and dropped off by Friday, March 30th

For more information, visit syracuserecreation.com or call 801-614-9660

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Toy Donation Drive

Thank you to all those who donated toys & gifts to the City’s annual holiday toy donation drive. Your generosity filled our collection box multiple times and overflowed into our conference room making numerous children’s holiday brighter!

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events

Parks/Rec

ZUMBA

Jan 11 – Zumba @ 9am free

Jan 13 – Zumba @ 9am free

Jan 16 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 18 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 20 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 23 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 25 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 27 – Zumba @ 9am

Jan 30 – Zumba @ 9am

 
STEP IT UP

Jan 10 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 15 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 17 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 22 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 24 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 29 – Step it Up @ 9am

Jan 31 – Step it Up @ 9am

 
PUMP IT UP

Jan 12 – Pump it Up @ 9am

Jan 16 – Pump it Up @ 6:15am

Jan 19 – Pump it Up @ 9am

Jan 23 – Pump it Up @ 6:15am

Jan 26 – Pump it Up @ 9am

Jan 30 – Pump it Up @ 6:15am

 

LITTLE DANCERS

Jan 18 – Little Dancers 10:15am & 11am

Jan 25 – Little Dancers 10:15am & 11am

 

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Senior Events

Seniors:

Jan 10 – Monthly Movie @ 1 pm All Saints/Rated PG

Jan 16 – Think Tuesday @ 10 am Three to Kings/Three Thirteen

Jan 17 – Journal/Personal History Class 10 am – 12 pm

Jan 22 – Bus Trip Washington Terrace Playhouse/Forever Plaid leaves @ 630pm

Jan 24 – Journal/Personal History Class 10 am – 12 pm

Jan 26 – Lunch & Bingo/White Elephant @ 12 pm

Jan 31 – Journal/Personal History Class 10 am – 12 pm

 
YOGA

Jan 2 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 4 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 9 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 11 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 16 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 18 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 23 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 25 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

Jan 30 – Senior Yoga @ 8am

 
PICKLEBALL

Jan 2 – Pickleball @ 9am – 12pm

Jan 4 – Pickleball @ 10am – 12pm

Jan 9 – Pickleball @ 9am – 12pm

Jan 11 – Pickleball @ 10am – 12pm

Jan 16 – Pickleball @ 9am – 12pm

Jan 18 – Pickleball @ 10am – 12pm

Jan 23 – Pickleball @ 9am – 12pm

Jan 25 – Pickleball @ 10am – 12pm

Jan 30 – Pickleball @ 9am – 12pm

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com.