Weekend best bets (May 30-31)

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Greyson Brown with his father (Photo courtesy Brown family)

Greyson Brown, a four-year-old with a rare disease, is pictured with his father Joe Brown. A race is being held to raise money for Greyson’s medical bills on Saturday in Provo. (Photo courtesy Brown family)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley.

1. Racin’ for Greyson

Run to support a young resident of Utah Valley this Saturday in Provo. Four-year-old Greyson Brown has a rare disease, Actin 1 Mutation, which causes extreme muscle weakness and makes even basic body functions like breathing and digestion difficult for Greyson. All of the proceeds from the race will go to help with Greyson’s ongoing medical bills.

Check-in for racers begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and the race begins at 9 a.m. The race cost $20 and will begin in Exchange Park in Provo. Sign up for the race online.

2. “Peter Pan”

Off to Neverland! Join the Hale Center Theater in Orem for this musical adventure with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys where no one has to grow up. Watch as Peter Pan takes on Captain Hook and listen to the classic songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “Never Never Land” and more. Fly to Neverland Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or to a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $17-$21 for adults; children cost $4-$5 less.

 

3. “Monsters University”

To celebrate getting out of school, go back to school with “Monsters University”  for the beginning of Lindon city’s movie in the park series. The movie begins at dusk in Pioneer Park, so pop your popcorn, grab a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars.

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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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