Things to do in and around Ogden

Things to do in and around Ogden

Model railroad show returns to Ogden

OGDEN — All aboard!

The event promoted as “Utah’s Favorite Train Show” returns to Ogden’s Union Station this weekend.

The Hostlers Model Railroad 2019 Festival opens Friday, March 8, and continues through Sunday at the historic rail station, 2501 Wall Ave.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the popular show, which fills the station with elaborate train layouts and other model railroad items. The Hostlers Model Railroad Club was formed in February 1988, and although HO is the most common scale among group members, all model railroad scales are represented.

Hours for the festival are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7; ages 12 and younger are admitted free. A three-day weekend pass is $10. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door.

For more information, visit or call 801-394-4952, 801-544-5749 or 801-927-8324.

“Mad Max” next in battle of sexes series

OGDEN — The next movie in the Battle of the Sexes film series is the 1979 guy classic “Mad Max.”

The film screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.

Directed by George Miller, the film stars a young Mel Gibson as policeman “Mad” Max Rockatansky, who patrols the backroads of a dystopian future Australia, where criminals forage and fight for gasoline and other commodities. When his wife and child are murdered by a motorcycle gang, our hero goes in search of revenge.

The R-rated film runs 1 hour 28 minutes. Organizers say audience members are encouraged to dress in costumes.

Each month, the Battle of the Sexes film series alternates between a female-oriented “chick flick” and a male-oriented “bro-vie.” A prize drawing is held before each screening to determine the gender with the most representation in the theater.

As this a “bro-vie” (guy film), males pay $5, while women are admitted free.

Next month’s chick flick will be a “Mamma Mia” Sing-A-Long.

Tickets are available through, or by calling 801-689-8700.

Plane Talks set for Saturdays in March

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — March speakers have been announced for Hill Aerospace Museum’s Plane Talk lecture series.

Presentations are given at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the theater at the museum, 7961 Wardleigh Road, just off the Roy exit on Interstate 15.

Upcoming talks include:

• March 9 — Day Bassett, who trained to fly both the B-17 and B-29 in World War II.

• March 16 — Carl Jensen, who worked on the Atlas D, Titan 1, Minuteman III, Peace Keeper missile programs.

• March 23 — Lynn Higgins, who spent 41 years with the U.S. Army and Utah Army National Guard, serving as a scout pilot and flight instructor

• March 30 — Dennis L. Jacobs, who worked as a crew chief on the C-119 for the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

The talks are open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 801-825-5817.

Teen courtroom comedy comes to Brigham City

BRIGHAM CITY — A special production written for teens — by teens — comes to the Fine Arts Center this week.

“Flamboyant Occasion — A Sparkling Courtroom Comedy” opens at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West. The show continues at the same time Friday, Saturday and Monday, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

The whodunnit looks at how Garrett Hampton, owner of Glitter Me This factory, died. The show features a humorous cast of characters and offers a few twists along the way as two young attorney couples work to resolve the case and fix their own personal problems.

“Flamboyant Occasion” was written and directed by Colton Kraus, Anni Molgard and Heather Karren.

Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students.

For tickets, visit or call 435-723-0740.

BBC4 combo to play Jazz at the Station

OGDEN — The BBC4 combo, featuring local jazz musicians, will perform a free concert here next week.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. Admission is free to the all-ages event.

BBC4 features Benjamin Jennings on drums and vocals, Don Keipp on vibraphone, Shannon Roberts on brass, and Jim Schaub on bass and vocals.

Wednesday’s show is part of the monthly Jazz at the Station concert series.

Jennings, a local musician, also co-produces the Jazz at the Station program. Keipp, a professor emeritus at Weber State University, plays regularly with the Joe McQueen Quartet and other ensembles. Roberts is director of the WSU bands program. Schaub performs regularly with Utah ensembles and teaches orchestra and guitar in the Cache County School District.

The Jazz at the Station series is presented by the Union Station Foundation and WSU Alumni Jazz.

Well-behaved children are welcome at the concert, and audience members are encouraged to come early as the series usually plays to standing-room-only crowds.

For more information, email or

IF4 brings fly fishing films to Ogden

OGDEN — It’s billed as the most anticipated event in the fly fishing industry.

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival — called “IF4,” for short — returns this weekend with a screening at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.

The festival is designed to create awareness for local conservation groups, which benefit from the proceeds of the tour’s stops along the way. Proceeds from the Ogden visit will benefit the Ogden River Parkway.

Films in this year’s festival include:

• “Gigas” — The story of two angles chasing the prehistoric fish Arapaima in the jungles of Brazil.

• “The Midnight Mission” — Two fishing buddies try to rescue their friend from giving up fly fishing for the pressures of the real world.

• “104 Years” — A group of fishermen travel to Southern Alberta where they battle a record 100-year snowstorm to finish off their fishing season.

• “ANIAK” — Angler Brian O’Keefe pulls in large, heavy-shouldered leopard rainbow trout on the Aniak River in the Alaskan backcountry.

• “Rio de Vida” — A team travels to a remote river in an undeveloped corner of South America for a thriving population of mammoth-sized brown trout.

• “Bigotry to Brook Trout” — The tale of one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota.

• “One Path” — Ross Purnell heads out in search of a pristine river valley in northern Mongolia.

• “One Day in Iceland” — Meredith McCord, Ken Tanaka and Marc Crapo travel to Iceland for a day of antics and amazing fishing.

• “Casa de Grandes” — Mikey Wier and friends travel deep into the jungle in pursuit of hidden waters and monster fish.

Admission is $12, available at, 801-689-8700, or through local businesses Angler’s Den, Smith & Edwards and Roosters Brewing Company.

If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door for $15.

Spring gifts, decor for sale at boutique

FARMINGTON — The Simple Treasures Spring Boutique is now being held at the Legacy Events Center.

The boutique offers more than 160 local vendors, selling unique handmade gifts and spring decor. Lunch will also be available for purchase, and giveaways and contests will be part of each day’s activities.

The event is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West.

Admission is $1, with ages 12 and younger admitted free.

For more information, visit or call 801-814-8670.

Party coming Friday for Indie Ogden Awards

OGDEN — Local businesses and people will be celebrated this weekend at the 7th Annual Indie Ogden Awards.

The event, which honors those who have helped shape Ogden’s creative community, begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Timbermine Steakhouse, 1701 Park Blvd. This year’s Indie Ogden Awards celebrates the area’s untamed history with a Wild West-themed event at the restaurant.

In addition to the community-voted awards presentation, the evening includes music by Scotty Haze, followed by a performance from Two-Bit Babes Burlesque. A three-course meal from Timbermine Steakhouse, accompanied by a cash bar featuring the local Five Wives Vodka, is also on tap. Following the awards, Creative Entertainment & Image will host a dance party.

All that, and a swag bag, too.

The annual event is hosted by Indie Ogden, a blog that concerns itself with all-things-Ogden.

Tickets are $50 per person, or $500 for a table of 10, available at

Author to sign copies of ‘An Easter Song’

OGDEN — Local author L.J. Christensen will be featured at a book-signing event this weekend in downtown Ogden.

Christiansen, who wrote “An Easter Song,” will appear at a signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Booked on 25th Street, 147 Historic 25th St.

A semi-retired ski resort consultant/designer who also works in commercial redevelopment in Ogden, Christensen has written a number of ski-related articles for newspapers and magazines. He received the Far West Ski Association’s Bill Berry Award for journalistic excellence the year after filmmaker Warren Miller earned it.

According to a news release from the author, “An Easter Song” takes a page from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” A man, hardened by life, revisits his past after a traumatic event causes him to examine where he went wrong.

Described as a “light-hearted, feel-good story, the book is set among the Wasatch Front and is self-published by Westbow Press.

For more information on the signing event, call the bookstore at 801-394-4891.

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