Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

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A veteran takes a picture of the largest American flag ever flown in Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove, Utah. A documentary about Follow the Flag is premiering at Pleasant Grove High School on Friday, March 30. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

All eyes (or many) are turned towards basketball for the NCAA Tournament. For when you need a break from the busted brackets, here are a few local events to add variety to your weekend.

“In God We Trust” Premiere

In 2015, Kyle Fox — who was recently featured in Utah Valley Magazine’s Fab 40 — and some friends hung a 30×60 American flag to surprise their community. The Follow the Flag movement continued as the group started a new tradition in Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The patriotic act has rippled across the nation. Now a documentary, “In God We Trust: The Story Behind America’s Largest Free-Flying Flag,” that shares the story about the flag will premiere in Pleasant Grove.

When: March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Grove High School
Cost: $5 donations or $25 per family of 6+
Site: Facebook event

Easter Egg Hunts

Hippity, hoppity, Easter is on its way. So grab your cameras and Easter baskets folks — there are thousands of eggs to be hunted and the Easter Bunny to meet at the exciting Easter celebrations hosted all over the county. See the list of 18 Utah Valley Easter Egg hunts here.

When: March 31
Where: Throughout Utah County
Cost: Varies (most are free)
Site: UtahValley360.com

Symphonique

This is the greatest show! With music, aerial and hip-hops dancers, drums and strings, movement and percussion collide in this harmonious performance.

When: March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mountain View High School
Cost: $10
Site: uvu.universitytickets.com

“The Little Mermaid”

The Hale Center Theater has the “whozits and whatzits galore” in its production of “The Little Mermaid.” You don’t have to go “under the sea” to be part of this “fish out of water” experience. With more songs than were included in the Disney movie, you’ll get a whole new perspective of Ariel and her fishy friends.

When: Feb. 16 – April 14 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $14–$22
Site: haletheater.org

Easter Sunrise Interfaith Service

Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ welcomes the community to celebrate Easter with a special service. Musical guests include the Men of the Provo Interfaith Choir and the One Voice Children’s Choir. Then Rev. J. Keith Cupples will share an Easter message.

When: April 1 at 7 a.m.
Where: Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ (175 N. University Ave. in Provo)
Cost: FREE
Site: provocommunityucc.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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