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 ‚ÄĒ ¬†$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 – ūüéĄ BEST Christmas Lights in Davis County ūüéĄ

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

Weekend Warriors – Thankful for HEALTH, FAMILY and FEAST

SIMPLE TIPS TO IMPRESS THE FAMILY

Stress Less and Keep It Simple Silly! We all have lots of researching, preparing, cleaning, cooking, baking, decorating and impressing to do in the near future, let alone deal with relatives.  With these healthy recipes, substitutes, and tips you can keep the extra holiday stress weight away and be in control of your own choices by preparing your Thanksgiving Family Feast plan ahead of time, saving time to get to that extreme Turkey Burn workout before all the stuffing.

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Skips, Subs, and Sweets Save the Day

You can make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste and enjoyment. ¬†To create healthy recipes, first look at what’s on hand in your own pantry. You may have healthier ingredients available and not realize it. ¬†Then shop local groceries with in-season produce sales and coupons. If it all fails, you can always find great events to do or restaurant coupons on our sites¬†GoDavis.biz¬†& GoWeber.biz.¬†

1- Skip overloading the plate, start small portion control, wait 30 mins.

2- Skip Full-Fat Dips, Eat Yogurt Dips

3- Skip Some Alcohol Calories, Drink Wine Spritzer or Kombucha

4- Skip Candied Yams, Eat Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5- Skip Dark Meat, Eat White Meat Turkey

6- Skip Store-Bought, Eat Homemade Stuffing

7- Skip Traditional Gravy, Eat Low-Fat Gravy

8- Skip Cranberry Sauce, Eat Cranberry Relish

9- Skip the Casserole, Eat Fresh Green Beans

10- Skip White Flour Rolls, Eat Whole-Wheat Rolls

11- Skip Eggnog, Drink Cider

12- Skip Pecan Pie, Eat Pumpkin Pie

INGREDIENT IN RECIPE —¬†SUBSTITUTE WITH THIS INGREDIENT.¬†¬†Use this substitution guide to help reduce the amount of fat, salt, sugar and calories as you prepare healthy recipes.

Bacon —¬†Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, smoked turkey or lean prosciutto (Italian ham)

Bread crumbs, dry or white —¬†Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal, whole-grain bread

Butter, margarine, shortening or oil in baked goods —¬†Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil; butter spreads or shortenings specially formulated for baking that don’t have trans fats

Cream, cream cheese, full fat —¬†Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, Neufchatel, or low-fat cottage cheese pureed til smooth, fat-free half-and-half, evaporated Skim milk

Eggs —¬†Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute for each whole egg

Flour, all-purpose (plain) —¬†Whole-wheat flour for half of the called-for all-purpose flour in baked goods

Fruit canned in heavy syrup —¬†Fruit canned in its own juices or in water, or fresh fruit

Rice, white —¬†Brown or wild rice, bulgur wheat, pearl barley

Salad dressing —¬†Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars

Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt, celery salt or onion salt —¬†Herb-only seasonings, garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes, or finely chopped fresh herbs

Sour cream, full fat —¬†Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Soy sauce —¬†Sweet & sour, hot mustard, low-sodium sauce

Sugar or Syrup —¬†Half sugar in baked goods; add vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon to intensify sweet, applesauce or sugar-free syrup

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

Ticketed Events at the Davis County Fair

monster truck, davis county fair, august 2017The Davis County Fair’s Monster Truck event and RMPRA Rodeo are two exciting productions that are perfect for both thrill-seekers and families alike!

Experience high flying, gravity defying entertainment at the first ever Davis County Monster Truck event! This exhilarating show put on by Live and Little Entertainment features backflips, wheelies, and loads of stunt-filled action. Event will be on August 16 at 7:00p.

The rodeo has been a long-standing tradition at the Davis County Fair. From bull-riding to barrel racing and everything in between, this RMPRA Rodeo won’t disappoint!  Dates for the rodeo are August 18 & 19 at 7:00p.

To purchase tickets go to http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/fair/events_attractions#ticket.  Like the Davis County Fair’s Facebook page (@daviscountyfair) for promotions and giveaways.

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Free Entertainment at the Davis County Fair 2017

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Looking for some family fun that doesn’t bust the budget? Look no further than the Davis County Fair! With a wide variety of free shows and entertainment, this fair is a budget friendly option that the whole family will enjoy.

One of the main attractions will be the ‚ÄúSea Lion Splash‚ÄĚ show that features California and South American sea lions. Other attractions include a pirate stunt show spectacular and a family friendly circus.

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Your kids will also love the pony rides, petting zoo, and interactive kid’s tent. Don’t forget to head over to the main stage to enjoy local musicians, hypnotists, princess shows, magicians, and more.

The fair dates are August 16-19. Admission is FREE. Come and ‚Äúsea‚ÄĚ it for yourself!

pirates show Get more Davis County Fair details including the Daily schedules HERE.

Davis County Events from NOW to Halloween

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Spooooky fun is going on ALL over Davis County from now to Halloween! ¬†Here is a HUGE list of Davis County events from our calendar for the next 7 days. ¬†Don’t miss out on all the fun family (& FREE) events happening! ¬†Click into each event to get more details including times, link, and a map. ¬†FREE events have * next to it. ¬†Enjoy and Share with your friends!!

 

Tuesday October 25

Pumpkin Palooza*, 2pm-9pm: Legacy Events Center  (visit our premium listing Tutor Doctor while you are there!)

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Spooktacular Stories*, 7pm: Clearfield library and Centerville library

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Wednesday October 26

Pumpkin Palooza*, 2pm-9pm: Legacy Events Center

Trunk or Treat & Car Show*, 5pm:  Layton

Layton Surf & Swim $1 night, 6pm:  $1 each night!

Doggie Trunk or Treat*, 7pm:  Ruffledale Pet Resort in Layton ~ fun for kids AND pets in costume!!

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Fall Orchestra Concert*, 7pm: Northridge High

Thursday October 27

Working of the Bison, 8am: Antelope Island State Park

October Chamber Luncheon, 11:30am-1pm:  Kaysville

Monster Mash*, 4:30pm:  Legacy House of Bountiful ~ FREE ~ trick or treating, games, Spook Alley, & free food!  Residents love to see the kids all dressed up in costumes!

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Snowbasin Ski & Swap, 5pm: Legacy Events Center Farmington

Pumpkin Walk*, 7pm:  Syracuse

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Fall Band Concert*, 7pm: Layton High School

Spooktacular Stories*, 7pm: Layton library and Syracuse library

Friday October 28

Working of the Bison, 8am: Antelope Island State Park

Snowbasin Ski & Swap, 5pm: Legacy Events Center Farmington

Halloween Bash*, 5:30pm-8pm: by Layton City ~ games, pumpkin walk, costume parade, & more

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Dia De Los Muertos*, 5:30pm:  Weber State Davis Campus Layton

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Shadows of Fear Charity Haunt, 6pm-11pm:  Clearfield

Miss Farmington’s Halloween event*, 6:30pm: ¬†Farmington

Pumpkin Walk*, 7pm:  Syracuse

“Little Shop of Horrors”, 7:30pm: Hopebox Theater

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Freak Show party, 8pm-12am: Summit Lounge

Saturday October 29

Zombie Family Fun Run, 8am: Centerville

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Working of the Bison, 8am: Antelope Island State Park

Halloween Party*, 9am-2pm: Free for kids ~ face painted to match costume, candy, games, and fun at Salon & Spa Fifth Avenue in Layton

Trunk or Treat & more*, 10am:  Young Chevrolet in Layton

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Love my City Food truck event, 11am-3pm:  Layton

Pumpkin in the Park*, 1:30-3:30pm:  Station Park

“Little Shop of Horrors”, 2pm: Hopebox Theater

Trunk or Treat*, 2pm-4pm: Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, Layton

Harvest Party*, 3pm:  Alpine Church Layton

Snowbasin Ski & Swap, 5pm: Legacy Events Center Farmington

Shadows of Fear Charity Haunt, 6pm-11pm:  Clearfield

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11th Annual Women in Business Fundraiser, 6:30-9pm: Davis Conference Center

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Surf’n Swim Annual Pumpkin Dunk, 7pm-10pm: ¬†$1 includes pumpkin and candy!

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Pumpkin Walk*, 7pm:  Syracuse

“Little Shop of Horrors”, 7:30pm: Hopebox Theater

Open Mic*, 8pm: Bountiful

Freak Show party, 8pm-12am: Summit Lounge

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Monday October 31

Halloween Day Fun, 10am-11pm:  The Rush Funplex in Syracuse ~ all day pass for only $19.95 plus match all game card purchases

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Kids Night at Texas Roadhouse in Layton, 4pm-8pm:  arts & crafts, activities, balloons, face painting, contests, &more!  Use this coupon for .99 cent kids meals for Monday nights only!

Trick or Treat on Main Street*, 4-6pm:  Bountiful Main Street

Trick or Treat at Dartside*, 5-7pm:  In Dartside (Layton Hills Mall, 2nd floor across from food court), over 20+ businesses handing out candy!

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Trunk or Treat / Chili Cookoff*, 6-8pm:  Uintah

Shadows of Fear Charity Haunt, 6pm-11pm:  Clearfield

Rush Insanity Party, 7pm-11pm: The Rush Funplex, $15 + costume contest, treats, & prizes

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Harvest Party, 7-9pm: Christian Life Center (free with food donation)

 

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Are we missing a local event?  Email event details to trishgodavis @gmail.com.  Thanks!

Have a fun & safe Halloween, Davis County!!!

Things to Do in Davis County this Weekend

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Check out this huge list for THINGS TO DO in Davis County¬†this weekend! ¬†Many fun family activities and spooky events! ¬†Our calendar focuses on Davis County and searches for the BEST events for you!! ¬†Don’t forget to check out our COUPONS page for local businesses like Dartside Indoor Dart Tag Arena, Pranzo Italiano, Tutor Doctor, ScrubWorld, and so much more!!

 

Friday October 21

Dash in Dark Zombie 5K, 6pm: Kaysville

Ophir Creek playing at Holy Smoke BBQ, 6:30pm:  Layton

Zombie Dash, 6:30pm: Hill AFB

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3rd Annual Cemetery Tours, 6:45pm: Centerville

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Little Shop of Horrors, 7pm:  Hopebox Theater

 

Saturday October 22

Bison Roundup, 9am: Antelope Island

Trot or Treat 3K, 9am: North Salt Lake City

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Wildcat Halloween Carnival, 2pm-4pm: Layton Hills Mall, FREE!

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Boo-nanza, 6pm: Clearfield – costume contest, haunted house, treats, pumpkin patch, spooky canoe rides, & more!

Little Shop of Horrors, 7pm:  Hopebox Theater

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Open Mic Night, 8pm: Bountiful

 

**Go to www.GoDavis.biz/events for our full calendar!  There are TONS of fun Halloween events coming up next week!  Here are some highlights:

Spook-tacular Stories at various Davis County libraries October 24-27

Pumpkin Palooza on October 25 & 26 – Fun FREE family event!!

Doggie Trunk-or-Treat for your kids & pets!  Ruffledale in Layton

Trunk or Treat/Car Show on Wednesday October 26 in Layton

Monster Mash on Thursday October 27 at Legacy House of Bountiful

Ski Sale Swap starts Thursday October 27

Pumpkin Walk in Syracuse starts Thursday October 27

Stay tuned for our next blog to highlight next week’s fun¬†events including Halloween! ¬†Have an event you’d like to add? ¬†Email TrishGoDavis @gmail.com. ¬†Thanks!

Things to Do this Weekend in Davis County: Oct 14-16

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Many fun OCTOBER events are happening this weekend in Davis County!  Here is a full list of THINGS TO DO in Davis County this weekend!

If we are missing an event, please email trishgodavis @gmail.com.  Have a fun weekend!

 

Friday October 14

Bountiful Pumpkin Patch, 4pm-6pm

Trunk-or-Treat, 6pm: South Ogden (yes we know its not Davis County, but we will add some south Weber County cities because they are so close)

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West Point Halloween Carnival, 6:30-9pm

Full Moon Hike, 6:30pm: Antelope Island

Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30pm: Kaysville

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Saturday October 15

Frightmares 1/2 Marathon, 7am

“Uke Fest” Ukulele Workshop, 10am: ¬†Murphy’s Guitars

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Magic Yarn Project, 10am:  Davis High School

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Star Wars Reads Day, 10am: Barnes & Noble Layton

Benefit Carnival, 12pm-5pm:  Davis High School

Little Shop of Horrors, 2pm matinee: Kaysville

Steelfist “Fight Night”, 5pm: Legacy Events Center

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Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30pm: Kaysville

Open Mic Night, 8pm: Bountiful

 

Sunday October 16

Official Scrapefest, 3pm-6pm: Legacy Events Center

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There are also many other FUN activities like playing at Dartside Indoor Dart Tag Arena (coupons HERE), The Rush Funplex (coupons HERE), signing up for a Martial Arts Class (info HERE), and enjoy awesome restaurant coupons from Pranzo Italiano, Texas Roadhouse, Ruby River Steakhouse, & Boston’s in Layton.  Check out our coupons page for more great local deals!

 

Things to Do this Weekend Davis County

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Goodbye September, Hello October!  This weekend in Davis County Utah highlights the last Layton FEST of this year and a Free Outdoor Movie!

Do you know of an upcoming event we don’t have on our¬†Davis County calendar? ¬†Email us at trishgodavis @gmail.com or message us through our¬†Facebook page. ¬†We pride ourselves on having the #1 calendar for Davis County!

 

Friday September 30

Davis County Libraries Storytimes, 10:30am Bountiful (click link to see all storytimes during weekdays at various library branches)

Layton F.E.S.T., 5:30pm-9:30pm:  Layton Commons Park

High School Football games, 7pm

Homecoming Outdoor Movie, 7pm: ¬†“Finding Dory” FREE event @ Weber State University Davis Campus in Layton

 

Saturday October 1

Antelope 50K Mountain Bike Race, 8am:  Antelope Island State Park

Dog Fest Walk’n Roll, 9am: Legacy Events Center

Job Fair, 1pm-4pm:  Station Park Farmington

Guided Ranch Tour, 2pm:  Antelope Island State Park

Boo Crew Bash Formal Masquerade, 7pm-1am:  Davis Conference Center

Open Mic Night, 8pm: Bountiful