Weekend best bets (Sept. 13-15)

B.J. Oldroyd (Shrek), Madeline Weinburger (Fiona) and Wes Tolman  (Donkey) are part of the cast for"Shrek the Musical." (Photos by Mark A. Philbrick)

B.J. Oldroyd (Shrek), Madeline Weinburger (Fiona) and Wes Tolman (Donkey) are part of “Shrek the Musical” at the SCERA Theatre. (Photos by Mark A. Philbrick)

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:

1. Chalk the Block

Over 250 artists will paint the parking lot at the Shops at the Riverwoods with chalked works representing the theme “Remember When.” Not only will the grounds be transformed into a museum, but everyone can enjoy face painting, hair chalking, food vendors, entertainment, local farmers market and more. Proceeds from this event go to Clear Horizons Academy to help provide a brighter future for children with autism.  Walk around for free and see the art from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Provo. Don’t forget to stop by our booth to enter your name in a drawing for a free Blend Tech blender.

2. Women’s Expo

Calling all women! Around 200 businesses including boutiques, spas, home design and more will set up booths at the UCCU Center at UVU in Orem. Many of these businesses will have giveaways. Come join other women on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance to the expo costs $5. Get two free tickets to the expo in the September/October edition of Utah Valley Magazine.

3. Try4Free — Provo Blades Women’s ice hockey

Lace up your skates, but not your figure skates. On Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m., the hockey team is having a Try4Free event at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo. If you’ve ever considered playing hockey and want to try, now is your chance. The basic skating, stick handling drills and hockey instruction is free for all interested women.

4. Citywide Garage Sale

Eagle Mountain is holding one of the largest garage sales Utah has ever seen on Saturday. With over 130 Eagle Mountain residents signed up to hold a garage sale, you are sure to find something for your home. To find out which residents are participating, visit yardsales.emutah.com.

5. “Shrek the Musical”

SCERA Theatre opens their indoor season this weekend with “Shrek the Musical.” Based off of the successful Dreamworks film, “Shrek the Musical” follows Shrek, an ogre, as he is sent to rescue Princess Fiona. Favorite characters including Donkey, the Gingerbread Man and other fairytale misfits will have everyone laughing to this musical twist on an entertaining children’s film. The show opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children, students and seniors.

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