Home Sweet Homes
The brilliance of Utah Valley’s greatest builders and developers are showcased in the annual Parade of Homes. Attendees trade shoes for booties as they view the latest trends in a self-guided tour of newly constructed and professionally decorated homes. The parade is hosted by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association and runs Tuesday-Saturday from noon – 9 p.m.
Party Like Picasso
Blinged-out guests become part of the art at the Springville Art Museum for a night of royal fun May 11 from 6-10 p.m. The evening includes dinner, live music, dancing, crafts and the Art Royalty presentation. Admission is $25 for early birds, $20 for students and $35 for general.
Run for It
Pavement and love go together at the Running with Angels 5K, held at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Pamela Hansen created the race in 2005. She wrote a book with the same name that documents the loss of her babies and the subsequent loss of pounds as she shed the emotional and physical weight of her challenges. Pamela believes every small step — just like those in a marathon — bring us closer to goals. Running with Angels supports Women’s and Children’s Services in Utah Valley, including Pediatric Rehabilitation and the Angel Watch program. This year’s race starts at 8 a.m. Participation is $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Donations are encouraged.
Seize the Summer
The SCERA Center kicks off their 2019 summer season with the toe-tapping “Newsies.” Inspired by the real Newsboys’ strike of 1899 in New York City, the musical follows the riveting tale of Jack Kelly, a paperboy fighting for justice. With a Tony Award for its original score and a timeless message about standing up for what’s right, this outdoor theater experience kicks off Utah Valley’s summer on the stage. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.
The stars at night are big and bright — deep in the heart of Utah Valley. Camp Floyd State Park partners with University of Utah’s South Physics Observatory to create an astronomical experience at the Star Party event. Mark your calendars — and your star-gazing app — for this starry, starry night.
Voices of America
Nothing says America AND Utah County quite like Hope of America, where 8,000 fifth graders from 90 Utah schools wear their colored T-shirts to the BYU Marriott Center, May 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. Dressed in red, white and blue, the students share patriotism through original songs, choreography and sign language as part of the annual Freedom Festival.