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The Utah Woodturning Symposium is May 14–16 at the UCCU Center. The woodworking gallery displays different pieces, some of which will be for sale. (Photo courtesy Matthew Deighton)

The Utah Woodturning Symposium is May 14–16 at the UCCU Center. The woodworking gallery displays different pieces, some of which will be for sale. (Photo courtesy Matthew Deighton)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:

1. Utah Woodturning Symposium

The woodworking gallery displays different artwork, some of which will be for sale. Plus, there will be demonstrations to show how these wooden pieces of art came to be.

When: May 14–16
Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: FREE
Site: utahwoodturning.com

2. Utah Valley University Auto Expo and Swap Meet

With over 700 cars, including vintage and modern vehicles, the 28th UVU Auto Expo will drive into any car lovers heart. Plus, the Batmobile will be there.

Join our UV To Do email list below to win two tickets to the UVU Auto Expo while supplies last.

When: May 16 from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Electric Park
Cost: $5
Site: uvu.edu

3. Spanish Fork Library Hero-Con

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no — it’s Spanish Fork Library celebrating local heroes. In addition to everyday heroes, there will be some great superheroes making appearances along with face painting, costume contest, balloon artist, crafts and early sign ups for summer reading.

When: May 16 from 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fork Library
Cost: FREE
Site: utahvalley.com

4. “Nunsense”

When 52 sisters are accidentally poisoned at their convent, 19 nuns team up to raise funds for the funerals with a variety show. This nun-sensical musical is updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, new arrangements and a brand new song.

When: April 30–May 23 (Performances Thursday–Saturday)
Where: Covey Center for the Arts, Provo
Cost: $14 general tickets and $12 for students/seniors/military
Site: provo.org

5. Running with Angels 5K Run/Walk

Running with Angels was inspired by Salt Lake resident Pamela Hansen’s weight loss goals following a line of tragedies in her life. After losing two children, Hansen lost 100 pounds as she set out to run a marathon with what she calls her “two ‘angel’ children at her side.”

When: May 16 at 8 a.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Cost: $28–$33; $15 for children under 14
Site: intermoutain.org

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