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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Best Weekend Ever

I know I have been slacking lately about posting, but this weekend is inspiring me. First off tomorrow is the first day of Autumn! Best season ever. But there is also a ton of awesomeness going on in the city.

Greek Food Festival

GREEK FOOD! What more can I say. Stuff yourself with gyros, souvlaki, baklava, and more deliciousness. Check it at all day Friday and Saturday at the Greek Community Center. 674 42nd St. View the menu here.

The Front Climbing  Gym

On Saturday from 10am-4pm, the Front will be offering free rock climbing + free equipment rental and basic safety instructions. Find more info here.

Harvest Moon Festival

It’s the tenth annual celebration complete with kids’ activities, live music, beer and more. Mosey on down all day Saturday on Historic 25th St. Visit the website here.

5k Foam Fest

Check out this sudsy race at Fort Buenaventura Park on Friday and Saturday. Run 3.1 miles in a sea of foam through watery obstacles, like slip n slides. Registration is $40. Click here for more details.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kangaroo Zoo


Kangaroo Zoo is the latest addition to Ogden’s wonderful assortment of kids’ activity places. If you haven’t tried it out yet, it is a super fun bounce house arena with 12 inflatable attractions for kids ages 1 and up. Admission is only $7.99/child 3 & up and $5/ child 2 & under. Friday, Saturday, and holiday admission is $8.99/ child 3 & up. Parents are free to watch, but don’t forget socks for the kids (they are required for play). Check them out for play dates, special occasions, birthdays, and daily play. Like them on Facebook to hear about coupons, promotions and giveaways.

Kangaroo Zoo

184 29th St.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Art House Cinema 502

A few years ago when The Darjeeling Limited came out, I was so excited to see my favorite director’s new film that I was actually going to pay to see it in the theater (I never do that.) Well, to my dismay it was only playing at the Broadway Theater in SLC. That’s when I thought, “Hey, why isn’t there any place to see indie movies in Ogden?” I was hoping that the Egyptian Theater might take the initiative to play indie movies after the Sundance Film Festival. That has yet to happen, but luckily we now have the Art House Cinema 502.

The Art House Cinema is a tiny theater located right on 25th St. It seats a whopping 28 people in cozy, intimate setting with vintage theater seats and exposed brick walls. I went there for the first time this Saturday to see Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?. This amazing documentary was a visually-stunning and unbelievably relevant look at the diminishing bee population. I am so glad I got to see it now, rather than in 2015 when Netflix might add it to their instant queue.

Ogden’s newest little theater will be showing primarily independent, foreign and documentary films. Starting in September, they will be showing new films every week. Check out their calendar to see what’s playing this month. Tickets are only $8 and you are (I’d argue) almost guaranteed to see a better movie than you would at the Megaplex or any other local theater. Check them out soon at 158 25th St. 801-917-4502.

P.S. They are trying to raise $700 more to create a server to auto play rotations. Pledges are being accepted at Donate just $15 and if the project is funded, you will get two movie passes and two concession items. Donate $500 and you will two VIP passes which includes unlimited screenings for a whole year and more. They only have 3 more days left to raise funds, so donate now if you can.

Monday, August 8, 2011

This Week in Ogden

Wow! Summer is dwindling down to nothing and school will be starting in two weeks. Sorry for the reminder, but that means you only have two more weeks to enjoy the many awesome summer activities. Don’t miss out!

Monday, August 8

7pm- If you haven’t gone to one of the free movies at the Ogden Amphitheater you should really check it out tonight. Tonight they will be showing Furry Vengeance.

The Main Library will be hosting a Family Fun Night complete with stories and crafts at 7pm, as well.

Wednesday, August 10

The Weber County Fair starts today and goes until Saturday, August 13. Don’t miss out on funnel cake, farm animals, demolition derby and more. Tickets are only $6/adult, 5$/student (13-17) or senior (62+), $2/children (6-12) and kids 5 and under are free. On Wednesday, kids under 12 are free. On Thursday, bring a can of food for the Utah Food Bank and get in for only $1. See the website for more details and a schedule of events.

Saturday, August 13

The harvest season is beginning and you should see a lot of berries at the Farmer’s market this weekend. Don’t miss out. Check out this awesome blog to find out what’s in season this month in Utah.

R.A.M.P. free admission today includes:

Hill Aerospace Museum

Fort Buenaventura

Ogden Nature Center

Roy Recreation Complex

Lorin Farr Pool

WSU Pool

Monday, July 25, 2011

Free Summer Activities

Pioneer Days conclude today, so I hope everyone has had the chance to celebrate and go to the rodeo.

Monday, July 25

6:30pm- Summer Scrabble and Board Games @Pleasant Valley Library

7:00pm- Invictus @ Ogden Amphitheater

Tuesday, July 26

11:30am- Discovery Time @ Main Library Branch

4:15pm- Youth Chess Club @ Pleasant Valley Library Branch

6:00pm- Geocaching: Teen Summer Reading Program @ Pleasant Valley Library Branch

Wednesday, July 27

10:30am- Final Party! Children’s Summer Reading Program @ North and Pleasant Valley Libraries.

12:00pm- One Man Band @ Ogden Municipal Park

2:00pm- After School Program @ Pleasant Valley Library

2:00pm- Where in the World is Sarah Diego? Teen Summer Reading Program @ North Library Branch

4:15pm- Youth Chess Club @ Main Library

6:00pm- Geocaching: Teen Summer Reading Program @ Main Library Branch

7:30pm- Eugene Mursky @ Ogden Amphitheater

Thursday, July 28

10:30am- Discovery Time @ North Library Branch

6:00pm- Bilingual Story time @ Main Library Branch

Saturday, July 30

RAMP Free Admission to:

Hill Aerospace Museum

Ogden Nature Center

North Ogden Pool

Ice Sheet

Peery’s Egyptian theater- Gnomeo and Juliet

Roy Recreation Complex

8:00am- Farmer’s Market on 25th St.

3:00pm- Family Favorites Film Series: Alice in Wonderland @ Pleasant Valley Library

Don’t forget to check my calendar for more details and info on other fun, inexpensive activities.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ogden Rock N Romp


It’s Wednesday and there’s plenty of things going on today, so make sure you check my calendar to see what’s going on. I think I am going to check out the farmer’s  market at Oasis Community Garden on 24th and Monroe Blvd.

I wanted to say a few words today about the Ogden Rock N Romp that is scheduled for next month. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it is an awesome event that provides parents with the opportunity to listen to awesome local music with their kids. The environment is family-friendly and the music is set at a low decibel (so your kids won’t go deaf), but the music is still good (way better than that radio stuff). If that’s not enough to entice you, there are three main reasons I think you should come to the Rock N Romp:

1. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to community, local music and/or downtown Ogden.

2. It’s always a good idea to support new events in Ogden, because that supports growth, community and culture in our city.

3. Last, but not least… It is going to be sooo much fun. The kids are going to have a blast dancing and hanging out with a bunch of other kids. The adults are going to love listening to good music and watching their kids have fun.

Next month’s Rock N Romp will feature music from The House Cats, DJ Rubicon and Rick Gerber. Tickets are $5/adult or $8/couple and kids are FREE. You must be accompanied by a kid to come. All proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Nurture the Creative Mind.

So find Ogden Rock N Romp on Facebook, like our page, RSVP to the event and mark your calendars, because you really can’t miss out on this super cool event. Oh, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Free Summer Activities

There are a lot of new, fun things going on this week. Don’t forget to check out the Pioneer Days events!

Monday, July 18

6:30pm- Summer Scrabble and Board Games @ Pleasant Valley Library Branch

7:00pm- Feathered Friends from the Ogden Nature Center @ North Library Branch

7:00pm- Horse & Hitch Parade on Washington Blvd.

7:00pm- Summer Sizzle Arts & Entertainment with Mysterious Mr. Dayley’s Magic Show @ Main Library Branch

8:00pm- Family Night to Remember @ Ogden Amphitheater

Tuesday, July 19

11:30am- Discovery Time @ Main Library

4:15pm- Youth Chess Club @ Pleasant Valley Library

Wednesday, July 20

10:30am- Global Citizens: Children’s Summer Reading Program @ North and Pleasant Valley Libraries

12pm- Tunes at Noon with Stampede @ Ogden Municipal Park

2:00pm- After School Program @ Pleasant Valley Library

4:15pm- Youth Chess Club @ Main Library

7:30- Dan Weldon performing @ Ogden Amphitheater

Thursday, July 21

10:30am- Discovery Time @ North Library

6:00pm- Bilingual Story time @ Main Library

7:00pm- Summer Sizzle Arts and Entertainment with Rootbeer Reunion @ Pleasant Valley Library

Friday, July 22

Check out the Visual Art Exhibit @ Eccles Community Art Center all day.

Saturday, July 23

8:00am- Farmer’s Market on 25th St.

3:00pm- Family Favorites Film Series- Megamind @ Pleasant Valley Libray

RAMP Free Admission to:

Hill Aerospace Museum

Lorin Farr Pool

Ogden Nature Center

Ott Planetarium

Fort Buenaventura

Roy Recreation Complex