Weekend best bets (Aug. 9-11)


It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend.

Adam Hine, who played high school football for Snow Canyon in St. George, will receive plenty of carries this season. (photo by Matt Bennett)

Adam Hine, who played high school football for Snow Canyon in St. George, will receive plenty of carries this season. (photo by Matt Bennett)

1. BYU Football

The long wait for football season is nearly over, so to help you get past the last few weeks, BYU football is holding a free scrimmage Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Maybe a little in-house scrimmage will hold you over until the season officially begins on Aug. 31. The scrimmage starts at 10 a.m.

2. Alpine Days

Alpine is wrapping up their week of festivities with a full weekend schedule. On Friday, mutton busting begins at 7 p.m. and the rodeo events start at 7:30 p.m. There is also a youth dance at Creekside Park from 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday is loaded with events including a pancake breakfast, 5K run, pig wrestling, parade, fireworks and more. Learn more about Alpine Days events here.

3. Back to School Fashion Show

With just over a week before Utah schools begin their classes, University Mall is hosting a back to school fashion show. Come see what this year’s style is going to be and get some of that back to school shopping done that you’ve been putting off. The Back to School Fashion Show is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University Mall.

4. Lindon Days

As Lindon Days comes to an end, there will be games and contests filling up the last hours of celebration on Saturday. There will be a pie eating contest, Twister contest, three-legged race and many more activities to entertain the whole family.  Activities start at different times throughout the day, so visit lindondays.org to get more information.

5. “The Scarlet Pimpernel”

Stop by the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre to see one of the original stage heros. Sir Percy Blakeney will adorn his disguise as the Scarlet Pimpernel to take on the French revolutionaries during the Reign of Terror in France. The SCERA play supervisors have packed this musical with great music and choreography. Tickets are $10-14 for adults and $8-12 for children and students. Visit scera.org for more information.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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