Weekend best bets (March 28-30)

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The Secret Garden at Thanksgiving Point is one of 15 different gardens on 55 acres of land. (Photo courtesy Thanksgiving Point)

The Secret Garden at Thanksgiving Point is one of 15 different gardens on 55 acres of land. (Photo courtesy Thanksgiving Point)

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. Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Spring has sprung, bringing with it the opening of the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the 15 different gardens covering 55 acres, including the Secret Garden and Monet Pond. The gardens open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

2. Holi Festival of Colors

Every year crowds dressed in white line the roads to the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork for the Holi Festival of Colors. Make life more colorful with the chalk throw, live music, dancing and more at this annual event on Saturday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Entrance costs $3, but chalk costs extra.

3. 8th Annual Bowls for Humanity

Eat your soup and serve too with the 8th Annual Bowls for Humanity event. Each year the Food and Care Coalition in Utah County raises money to help the homeless with the Bowls for Humanity dinner. The meal runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and costs $10 and up, which includes soup and a roll.

4. Utah Valley University Student Art Show

Featuring over 100 pieces of art by UVU students, the display represents hours and hours of work and dedication. Come examine the masterpieces created by UVU seniors for free at the Woodbury Art Museum on UVU’s campus. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5. “South Pacific”

Journey to a warmer place, or at least imagine it, with Lone Peak High School’s production of “South Pacific.” Watch these tangled romances untangle in a musical featuring young talent here in Utah County. The show runs Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; then it shows Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7.50.

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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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