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Education Briefs

Student Opera

"Lost in the Snow," a 40-minute student-based opera, will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Center. McPolin and Trailside elementary students were selected to participate in the project. Grades 1-4 have created, produced and will star in an updated version of Hansel and Gretel, under the direction of music teacher Arlys Whitaker. It is a story of twins who get lost in a ski resort and their adventures that follow. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed. Contact

Recycle Utah offers environmental education programs in classrooms

Recycle Utah’s environmental teachers use age-appropriate activities to cover basic recycling, precycling (packaging and consumerism), water conservation, energy conservation, HazMat, alternative energy, Planet Earth as a system/climate change, and E-waste. Classroom presentations are available for grades K-12. Field trips are offered to Recycle Utah and/or the Summit County landfill for students to learn about resource conservation. The annual Water Festival is an all-day event in the spring offered to fourth graders. Library kits are available for checkout at all Summit County and Park City libraries, which include age-specific recycling and conservation activities and information. Lesson plans for teachers are available at http://www.recycleutah . The environmental lesson plans meet Utah core curriculum requirements. For more information, call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 or visit

The deepest, darkest secrets of Halloween revealed

Judith Rasoletti, Ph.D., will explore the traditions of All Hallows Eve and how it dates back to the ancient cultures of the Celts, Aztecs, and Hindus. Many aspects of the ancient lore, including its symbols, will be covered. The presentation will be given at the Summit County Library auditorium at Kimball Junction on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact Dan at 615-3947 for more information.

Westminster College invites prospective students to campus

Westminster College invites potential students to Westminster 101 on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, 1840 S, 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Attendees will learn about school programs and campus life and meet the deans, current students and faculty over brunch. Please RSVP by Nov. 6 to the Office of Admissions at 800-748-4753 or by e-mail at . Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal-arts college with a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs. For more information visit .

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