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Heritage Center: Events Schedule

Jun 12, 2015 11:02AM ● By City Journals Staff
Heritage Center 
#10 E. 6150 S. (West of State Street)

The Heritage Center is a 55+ recreation center for people who like to stay active, learn, get services, go places, stay healthy, play, volunteer, meet people, enjoy life, and more.

Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday anytime between 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. and you pay for your meal after you pick up your food. No reservations are needed - except for special events. Options include the regular menu item, salad, Panini, soup and sandwiches. The cost ranges from $2 - $4 for people 55+.

Special Events:

Yard Sale/Car Show/Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is the Saturday before Father’s Day, June 20 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, so bring the family and enjoy a pancake breakfast, shop for treasures, and look at some very cool cars! The pancake breakfast cost is $3 a person and pancakes and juice will be served from 8:00 until 11:00 am. Enjoy the music of the Second Story Band from 9:00-10:00.  The car show is from 9:00 to 1:00. Sign-up now to bring your car for the car show. The cost to enter a car is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Applications are available at the front desk if you’d like to display a car. All entries will have a chance to win a portable grill donated by RC Willey. Take an application home to friends and neighbors. Prizes will be awarded for Director’s Choice and People’s Choice. There will also be raffle prize drawings held throughout the car show. 

Monday Evening Family Concerts – The Salt City Saints (Dixieland Jazz) will be performing on Monday, July 13 at 7:00 pm in the backyard of the Center. They play authentic New Orleans jazz from the early 1900s. The Center will open at 6:00 if you’d like to bring a picnic to enjoy before the concert. Invite family and friends to attend; this is a free event for all ages.

Summer Brunch – Starting on Monday, July 13 from 10:00-12:00 you can enjoy brunch on the patio. Come alone or bring your friends and enjoy brunch “Café Style.” The patio is a beautiful place to enjoy our visiting quail, flowers and morning breeze. Things are blooming on the patio and the ambience is magical. Brunch will be served every Monday thru Monday, August 31. No reservation is required.


The Center is pleased to announce our new Massage Therapist, Sue Corder. She will be at the Center every Friday afternoon from 11:45-3:45. You may book an hour massage for $36 or a half  hour for $18. Sue is a Nationally Certified and Utah State Licensed massage therapist, as well as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Sue’s massage expertise integrates from several modalities including Swedish, Sport and Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Injury Rehabilitation, and Postural Assessment. She has experience working with clients who suffer from chronic and acute pain, sports injuries, and automobile accidents. Sue’s personal experience with severe injuries helps her uniquely identify with the physical, mental, and emotional needs of her clients.   


Social Dance – Every Thursday evening from 7:00-10:00. Cost $4. Dance to the musical genius of Tony Summerhays. Light refreshments will be served during the break and door prizes will be given each week. 


Medicare Counseling – On Tuesday, June 16 at noon, Vickie Nelson will be available at the Center for Medicare Counseling. As a SHIP counselor, her job is to help clear up the confusion about where to apply for Medicare, help you understand your Medicare choices and what to do if you have other insurance. Sign up now. 

Vital Aging Program – On Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30, a representative from the Vital Aging Program, a Salt Lake County Aging Service and Valley Mental Health Initiative, will be at the Center to present: Building Healthy Relationships. Relationships with friends and family can sometimes be tricky. Evolving roles of parents and adult children can present challenges. Come learn how to improve your relationships by using more effective communication skills and gain a greater understanding of how to maintain healthy relationships. They will also discuss common causes of conflict, tips for repairing relationships and ways to give a “nice no.”  This is a free class, sign up now. 

Hearing Screening – On Wednesday, June 24 from 10:30-1:00, a licensed professional from Costco will be available to administer a free hearing screening.  Having good hearing is essential to keeping your brain active and you interacting with others.  This is a free class, sign up now.  

Bath Fizzes Craft Class – On Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-7:30, Diane Tibolla Curtz will be teaching you to make homemade gift tags and bath fizzes. The cost of the class is $10. You need to bring the following: medium-size mixing bowl, metal fork, flour sifter (if you have one) and approximately 1/3 cup dried flowers and /or herbs for your bath fizzes. You can bring any kind of dried flowers that you enjoy. Sign up now. 

Dance Lessons – The Center is offering a new four-session dance class starting Monday, July 6 at 1:00-2:00. The dance lesson will be held each Monday in July. You will learn two new dances: Rumba and West Coast Swing. Classes are for beginning level dancers; no prior experience required. Dance lessons will be taught by Kyle and Jackie Kidd. Sign up is required for these classes. You must have a dance partner to participate. These classes are free, sign up now. 

Aging Spine Class – On Friday, July 10 at 10:30, Dallen B. Lovell, PT, OMT, will teach a class on the aging spine. The class will include information about the spine and the effects of aging to help you avoid injury as well as instruction in proper exercise to strength the spine. This is a free class, sign up now. 


The Center will again charter a bus to visit the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Festival, August 31-September 2. Sign up begins June 17.  The plays we will be seeing this year are:  The Taming of the Shrew, Charley’s Aunt, and either South Pacific or King Lear. The cost is $310 per person (double occupancy) and $375 (single room) and includes two nights at the Abbey Inn, chartered bus, dinners at Rusty’s and Milt’s and three plays.