Weekend best bets (May 8–10)

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The Race for Red 10k, 5k, and 1-mile run was created to help people understand what it takes to prevent heart disease. (Photo courtesy Utah Valley Regional Medical Center)

The Race for Red 10k, 5k and 1-mile run was created to help people understand what it takes to prevent heart disease. (Photo courtesy Utah Valley Regional Medical Center)

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. Race for Red

Get the heart pumping and learn about how to prevent heart disease as you start off the running season. It doesn’t matter what level of runner you are since Intermountain Healthcare has a 10K, 5K and 1-mile run available. See a list of Utah Valley races for the rest of the year here.

When: May 9 at 9 a.m.
Where: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Cost: $25–$30 for 5K, $30–$35 for 10K
Site: intermountainhealthcare.org

2. Snuck Farm Heirloom Plants Sale

It’s the time of year to prep and plant your garden in order to yield delicious produce in the fall — and a new Pleasant Grove business is ready to help you realize your garden dreams. Get ready for your garden with this heirloom plant sale. Read more here.

When: Saturday, May 9 from
Where: 504 W. 1100 North in Pleasant Grove, Utah
What: Plant sale including heirloom tomatoes and peppers.
Site: snuckfarm.com

3. Roll with the Mayor — Orem

On your bike, get set, ROLL! Orem Mayor Richard Brunst is leading a 4-mile bike ride for National Bike Month. Outside of the biking, there will be a free pancake breakfast, free bike helmets, free bike swag and more.

When: May 9 at 9 a.m.
Where: 850 North Palisade Drive
Cost: FREE
Site: utahvalley.com

4. Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: “The Boxcar Children”

From a childhood favorite book brought to the screen, “The Boxcar Children” is a story of four orphaned siblings who take refuge in an old abandoned boxcar instead of moving in with their grandfather they’ve never met.

When: May 9 at 2 p.m.
Where: Orem Public Library
Cost: FREE
Site: oremlibrary.org

5. “Guys and Dolls”

Looking for a weekend gamble — bet on the SCERA’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” Nathan Detroit makes a bet that he can get the prudish Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana. Watch the drama unfold as Nathan juggles the bet he needs for the money and his 14-year girlfriend.

When: April 17 – May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for children
Site: scera.org

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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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