The local organizers of the annual Wreaths Across America project will host a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday at Zion Harley Davidson, 2345 N. Coral Canyon Blvd., Washington City.
The event, scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., will include entertainment from West Coast Jazz, plus opportunity prizes and a bake sale. A barbecue lunch will be available for sale. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support the project’s efforts to place Christmas wreaths on the graves of local veterans.
The fundraiser is sponsored by the Color Country Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Zion Harley Davidson and the Civil Air Patrol/St. George Composite Squadron.
Wreaths Across America is held annually at cemeteries across the country on the second Saturday in December.
For information, go online to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
‘Stop the Bleed’ class set for Tuesday
The Dixie Regional Medical Center Trauma Department, motivated by the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, will host a free public class Tuesday to provide training for the treatment of trauma injuries with excessive bleeding.
The “Stop the Bleed” class will begin at 5 p.m. in the SelectHealth Auditorium, 1424 E. Foremaster Dr., St. George.
Uncontrolled bleeding is the top cause of preventable death from trauma, according to a news release from Intermountain Healthcare. “This basic training will help those who attend have the confidence and knowledge to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over the care of an injured person,” the release reads.
CROP Walk slated for Nov. 4
The St. George Interfaith Council will host its eighth annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk on Saturday, Nov. 4, to help raise money to help address hunger in St. George and around the world.
The primary annual service project for St. George churches will begin at 10 a.m. in Larkspur Park at the corner of Fort Pierce Drive and Larkspur Drive in Bloomington Hills. The walk is six miles, the distance that people in many third-world countries walk each day for food, water and work.
All are invited. For information, call Tim Martin at 435-862-2902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. George Art Museum celebrates Halloween spirit
The St. George Art Museum will host a two-day Halloween celebration, “Spooky Nights and Pumpkin Frights,” on Oct. 27-28.
The festivities will include outdoor displays of carved and painted pumpkins, as well as a variety of family-friendly indoor activities including a Haunted Library and a Witch Lab.
Spooky stories will be told at 6 and 7 nightly inside the St. George Social Hall, 47 E. 200 North, and the movie “Casper the Friendly Ghost” will be shown.
For information, call 435-627-4525 or go online to www.stgeorgeartmuseum.org.
Cedar City to host 2018 Haute Route
Cedar City has been named as one of three North American host cities for the 2018 Haute Route, joining San Francisco and Asheville, North Carolina.
The global announcement of 2018 host sites was made by OC Sport, a global sports marketing company specializing in sailing, cycling and running events, and is the parent company of Haute Route Cycling Series. Cedar City’s three-day event will be Sept. 14-16, 2018.
With the theme; “Ride like a pro,” the aim of the Haute Route is to deliver an unparalleled professional experience for amateur cyclists, both on and off the bike.
— The Spectrum & Daily News