Must-dos: 7 Utah Valley events in March and April

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The Rex Lee Run raises funds for the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research. (Photo courtesy of Rex Lee Run)

For the March/April issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we gave a quick look at upcoming Utah Valley events. Mark your calendars for the months to come.

Run, forrest, run

The 23rd annual Rex Lee Run for a Cure is hitting the pavement March 10 at 9 a.m. All proceeds fund the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research. The race includes a 5k, a 10k and a family fun run. After the races, a free Community Against Cancer Carnival will be held with food trucks, games, inflatables and prizes. Come run to support cancer research or to support the feet hitting the pavement.

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Blooming, blooming

Hailing from Holland, beautiful tulips flood the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point welcoming spring to the valley. This Instagram-worthy experience leaves attendees speechless with 280,000 tulips in many varieties all placed in themed gardens. Starting April 13 and running through May 5 (except for Sundays), festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children (age 3-12) and $12 for seniors.

thanksgivingpoint.org

Art City

You don’t have to travel to Europe to see fine art. Our local “Louvre” is in downtown Provo on the first Friday of every month. Start at any of the various galleries and finish the night off with live music and refreshments. Admission is free.

downtownprovo.com

Create a Stir

Utah County’s artistic community is more about collaboration than competition. The Creative Collaborative speaker series allows attendees and speakers to network with professionals in blogging, theater, music, art, photography and more.

Upcoming speakers

  • March 20 – Jeff Pugh, artist
  • April 10 – Jeanette Bennett, magazine editor
  • May 8 – Guy Francis, illustrator
  • June 12 – Erin Summerill, author
  • July 10 – Gathre, Marilee & Jessica

All events at the Provo Rec Center, 7 p.m.

collaborativecreative.com

You’ve got to go!

An interface women’s conference titled “You Got This!” is bringing together speakers and attendees with various backgrounds and experiences to find connection and to help us face common challenges. The keynote is Kristina Kuzmic, known online as the Truth Bomb Mom. The women’s conference will be held at the UCCU Center on Saturday, April 14. Tickets are between $39-$149.

yougotthiswomen.com

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?

The classic “tail” of a mermaid named Ariel returns the Utah County marine scene — this time at Hale Center Theater in Orem. The Little Mermaid will “look at this stuff” through April 14. Weekends are $20-$24 and weeknights are $18-$22 for adults with discounts for children. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and matinées begin at 3 p.m.

haletheater.org

Knit Long and Prosper

Break out your knitting needles and yarn. The Orem Public Library is hosting Pins and Needles night. Knitters, crocheters and sewers alike are welcome to attend this weekly event for crafters. Beginning crochet lessons will also be available. Admission is free, but bring your own crafting supplies. Pins and Needles is hosted on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

oremlibrary.org

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McKenzie Stauffer

Kenzie is an intern for Bennett Communications. She graduated from Utah Valley University in December 2017. If you're looking for Kenzie, you'll most likely find her burning food in the kitchen, or listening to Chris Browns latest album.

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