Ideas for teaching children about the last week of Christ’s life

Easter can be a tricky holiday for Latter-day Saints. Traditional celebrations include the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy, Easter egg hunts and new clothes. Religious celebrations have nothing to do with these rituals, but instead focus on Jesus Christ and His atonement. It’s up to each LDS family to choose how to celebrate Easter. But if […]

14 Utah County Easter egg hunts this weekend

Grab your baskets. In preparation for Easter Sunday, Utah County cities and businesses are holding Easter Egg hunts and other Easter festivities over the weekend. Here are 14 Utah County locations celebrating the holidays with an Easter egg hunt: Operation Easter Egg Drop Instead of hopping down the bunny trail, the Easter Bunny is taking […]

Easter Basket Auction ‘champions’ Provo School District’s after-school programs

Early in his business career, a mentor warned Brent Brown that he would receive a lot of requests from charitable organizations asking for money. Realistically, Brown knew he couldn’t support all of the organizations that would contact him about donations, so he took this advice from his mentor: “Choose a category and then champion it.” And now Brown […]

5 scripture sections that focus on the atonement for Easter

The week prior to Easter is known as Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the last days of the Savior’s earthly ministry that culminated in His sacrifice for all mankind. A careful study of the scriptures and the significance of the Savior’s atonement can enhance your observance of this important week. Here’s a list of passages that will […]

Utah-Tube: 4 music videos to inspire you for Easter

Utah YouTube stars have released Easter-themed videos over the past week. With Easter Sunday coming up on Sunday, March 27, here are three Utah-made music videos to inspire you for the Easter holiday. Alex Boye, BYU Men’s Chorus and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra Alex Boye, known for his Africanized cover songs, joins the BYU Men’s Chorus and […]

4 family traditions for celebrating a Christ-centered Easter (without the bunny)

During the last weeks of Christ’s mortal ministry, he went about serving, sacrificing and suffering for those he loved. During the weeks leading up to our Easter celebration of Him, we typically focus on bunnies, Cadbury eggs, baskets and new dresses. Lehi resident and author Emily Belle Freeman knew all too well the dilemma of […]

Weekend best bets (April 18-20)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. Rock the Block The rhythms of the night are filling Provo’s air this Saturday with the Rock the Block concert at the […]

5 ways to have a Christ-centered Easter with your family

If your family is anything like mine, it’s easy to let the true meaning of Easter get lost under a pile of Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and egg-dying. But with just a little bit of extra thought, you can make Easter mean more than just a basket of goodies to you and your family. […]

A good egg: Thanksgiving Point holds Easter Eggstreme event

Thanksgiving Point’s Easter Eggstreme charges more for children ($12) than adults ($7). But the extra cents make sense because this upside-down pricing structure has happy kids putting all their colorful eggs in one basket. With egg hunts for all ages and the Easter Bunny bounding around, the Eggstreme is described as extremely fun. Other activities […]

UV Index: Bunny Baskets Seven years ago, when two representatives from the Provo School District approached local businessman Brent Brown soliciting a donation for the district, they had no idea they had knocked on the door of the man who would give them significantly more than they had asked for. “I remember sitting at my desk thinking, ‘Well, […]