Briefs for March 14

Briefs for March 14

Documentary to screen at WSU Davis Campus

LAYTON — A documentary about commitment and changing the world will be presented here next week.

“Nyafumba! The Pearl of Africa” will show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Weber State University Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd. The screening will be held in Room 110 of Building D2.

The film was produced by WSU student Hayley Biddle. It documents a global community engagement project undertaken by the university last summer in Uganda, Africa.

“This is a film that demonstrates the heart and soul of Weber State students,” according to a news release.

Admission is free to this premiere screening of “Nyafumba!”

Earth Day Art Poster

Contest call for entries

OGDEN — Elementary school-age children are invited to enter the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest.

The contest allows children to show their love of nature through art. This year’s theme is “Earth’s Pollinators.”

There is no entry fee, and posters will be exhibited April 20 to May 24 in the L.S. Peery Education Building at the Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St.

Posters are due April 6. Prizes will be awarded to three winners in each grade, first through sixth.

Teachers who work on the project with their students and submit entries from their entire class will be entered in a drawing to win a free wildlife presentation in the classroom.

For rules and more information, contact the nature center at 801-621-7595 or visit

‘American Desert Music’ comes to Brigham City

BRIGHAM CITY — The Music in the City concert series continues this week with a performance by 3Hattrio.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West. Admission is free — courtesy of the Excellence in the Community organization — but donations are welcome.

The band 3Hattrio hails from Zion Canyon in Southern Utah and features Hal Cannon on vocals/banjo/guitar, Greg Istock on acoustic bass/foot percussion, and Eli Wrankle on violin. They primarily perform original songs described as “American Desert Music.”

Seating is limited; audience members are asked to reserve their tickets in advance at

For more information, call 435-723-0740.

Winter Rodeo Series hits town this weekend

OGDEN — The Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association’s Winter Rodeo Series comes to town this weekend.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at the Golden Spike Arena, 1000 N. 1200 West. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Established in 2008, the RMPRA is one of the largest rodeo associations in the western United States, with more than 700 members and some 40 sanctioned rodeos presented each year. Annual prize money totals more than $550,000.

General admission is $10, ages 12 and younger are admitted for $5.

For more information, call 801-540-6233 or visit

Like spring itself, annual ChoirFest returns

OGDEN — Weber State University’s annual Spring ChoirFest returns next week.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Browning Center on campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd. The evening will feature the WSU Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, with selections from the school’s upcoming theater production of “Sunday in the Park with George.”

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, and $4.50 for students.

For tickets, call 801-626-8500.

‘Peter and the Wolf’ comes to Weber State University

OGDEN — Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale about a boy and his wolf comes to town this evening.

“Peter and the Wolf” will be presented at 7 p.m. today, March 14, in the Browning Center’s Austad Auditorium at Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd.

The story, about a boy who tries to defend a duck, a cat and a bird from a wolf, is brought to life by the Utah Symphony and dancers from Ballet West II. Additional performances will offered in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Tickets are $8 to $25, available at or 801-399-9214.

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