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

March Senior Calendar of Events

MONTHLY MOVIE

Wednesday, March 14th @ 1 p.m.

(Goodbye Christopher Robin)

FREE ~ Please RSVP

BUS TRIP

Saturday, March 17th (Leaves at 6:30 p.m.)

CELTIC CELEBRATION/Peery’s Egyptian Theater

$12.00/per person

(Payment due at time of Reservation)

THINK TUESDAY

Tuesday, March 20th @ 10 a.m.

(Mexican Train)

FREE ~ Please RSVP

LUNCH & BINGO

Friday, March 30th @ 12 Noon

Guest Speaker/Grant Johnson (SCAMS)

Suggested donation of $3.00/person

Must RSVP by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SENIOR YOGA

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8 a.m.

Available for anyone aged 50+/$1.00 or 60+/$0.50

PICKLEBALL

Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon)

Thursdays (9 a.m. to 12 noon)

Adults/$2.00 or Seniors 60+/$0.50

Please call the Syracuse Community Center at (801) 614-9660 #1 to RSVP

To learn more about activities for Senior Citizens, please stop by the Syracuse Community Center for a Senior Citizens Newsletter or visit www.syracuserecreation.com

If you would like to receive the Senior Citizens Newsletter via e-mail, please send your NAME and E-MAIL address to paulaj@syracuseut.com

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Parks and Recreation

Baseball/Softball: Registration

February 1- March 31

This program is for pre-kindergarteners (must be 5 before September 1, 2018) thru 9th grade. The cost/league is as follows: T Ball and Coach Pitch ($40). Machine Pitch ($45); Minor/Major ($50); Jr. High ($55). Registration fee includes a jersey and hat.

Community Garden

The city will be providing garden plots for residents at Legacy Park (2356 South 1000 West). Individuals can purchase a maximum of two plots, one plot for $15.00 or two plots for $25.00. Water will be available for irrigation (April 15th). For an application or more information, please visit the Syracuse Community Center. Plots will be assigned at time of registration.

Heritage Days Committee

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to be on our Heritage Days Committee. If interested, please contact Tess Jones at 801-614-9655 or tjones@syracuseut.com

FREE St. Patty’s Day Zumba Party

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am

Wear Green and dance like a Leprechaun!

Little Dancers (spring)

This is a fun introduction to dance.  
Children will explore their movement potential as they learn 
a variety of dance with an introduction to ballet/creative movement.  Dance shoes not required. Ages 3 – 5

Thursdays 10:15-10:55 am or 11:00-11:40 am
8 week session for $40, March 22-May 17 (No class April 5)

Fun Fitness Classes

Zumba with Angie!

Tues/Sat 9:00 am • Thursday Zumba Zone 9:00 am

Cost-$36 for 12 Class Punch Pass or $5/class

First Class is FREE – More info at angiec.zumba.com

Step It Up!

Mon & Wed 9-10am

Work your heart, muscles and mind in this fun, energetic workout! All skill levels are welcome, we offer low and high intensity options for you to choose from. Find more info on Facebook at Syracuse Fitness Classes. $3 Drop-In, $20 10-class punch pass, First class FREE!

Pump It Up!

Tuesday 6:10 am; Friday 9:00 am

Boost your metabolism and tone your muscles with resistance training. We provide hand weights and exercise balls, you just bring your own exercise mat. All skill levels are welcome, we suggest different options. Syracuse Community Center. $3 Drop-In, $20 10-class punch pass, First class FREE!

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.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

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

Feb. 1

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 2

Syracuse High: Girls Basketball at Davis @ 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Davis @ 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling Tryouts

Feb. 5

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 6

Syracuse High: Girls Basketball at home vs Layton @ 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Layton @ 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Feb. 7

Syracuse High: Wrestling 5A State Classification Tournament at UVU

Antelope Jr High: Parent- Teacher Conferences (early out)

Syracuse Jr. High: Girls Basketball Playoff Quarter Finals at TBD @ 3:15 PM – 5PM

Feb. 8

Syracuse High: Swimming State Championship meet at BYU

Syracuse High: Wrestling 5A State Classification Tournament at UVU

Antelope Jr. High: Parent- Teacher Conferences (early out)

Feb. 9

Syracuse High: Swimming State Championship meet at BYU

Antelope Jr. High: Teacher Comp Day/ No School

Feb. 13

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

Feb. 15

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at home vs. Mueller Park @ 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Feb. 16

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at Fremont @ 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Feb. 17

Syracuse High: Wrestling Super State at Corner Canyon

Feb. 19

Syracuse High: No School for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Antelope Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20

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

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 21

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: Boys Basketball at home vs. Weber at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 22

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 23

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse Academy Jr. High: No school for Winter Break

Syracuse Academy High School: No school for Winter Break

Feb. 24

Syracuse High: State 5A Girls Basketball Tournament at SLCC

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Feb. 26

Syracuse High: USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim, CA

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Feb. 27

Syracuse High: State 5A Boys Basketball Tournament first round @ TBD

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Syracuse Jr. High: Wrestling at Legacy at 3:15 PM

Feb. 28

Syracuse High: Boys Soccer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Feb. 2

Utah Opera -at Ed Kinley Amphitheater at 7:00 PM

Feb. 3

South Davis Sweethearts 5K – southdavisraces.com/sweethearts/

Bountiful – $30

9:00 AM

Feb. 10

Bald Eagle Day at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management area at 9:00 AM

Feb. 22

2017 Student Art Show – 8 AM – 8 PM @ Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT

*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

 

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

 

Davis County events going on this week!

There are plenty of activities this week in Davis County Utah!  You can find these events HERE on our custom community calendar!  Here are a few highlights:

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Chalk Art Festival in Bountiful from May 11th to May 14th.  This festival is right on Main Street between 400 North and 500 South and is open all day!  Entertainment, fun, & prizes available!

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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival in Farmington at the Legacy Events Center from May 12th to May 16th.  More information HERE.

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Babysitting Boot Camp at the Kaysville Library on Saturday May 14th from 1pm – 3pm.  Great way to get ready for babysitting this summer!

 

So many more EVENTS listed on the GoDavis.biz calendar!  And remember, MOMS PLAY FREE the entire month of May at Dartside Indoor Dart Gun Arena in Layton!

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