Now You Know (May 24, 2023)

Parkinson’s meeting

Attention to Parkinson’s Disease patients and care partners. Are you interested in joining a new, local discussion group? If so, please contact Ann at (435) 979-0151.

Growth wheel

Sevier County business owners and entrepreneurs can receive free weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly consultations in person or online through the Growth Wheel. Contact Mallory Johanson at 435-287-4311 or by email at

Family dementia caregivers’ workshop

Family caregivers are the backbone of community-based services, providing over $450 billion of unpaid services across this nation. To support our local family caregivers of people with dementia, Six County Area Agency on Aging is offering a workshop developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. The Dealing with Dementia Workshop provides tips and strategies for caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves. 

The goal for the workshop is for Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers to gain a better understanding of dementia, utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors, and develop habits of stress management and self-care.

Caregivers who attend the four-hour workshop will receive a copy of the new “Dealing with Dementia Guide.” This guide provides over 300 pages of information and solutions to problems caregivers face every day. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is caring for a loved one with dementia, don’t miss this important opportunity.

Training will take place May 24-25 from 2-4 p.m. (both days) at Ephraim Senior Citizen Center located at 42 North 100 West. Individuals must pre-register for the Workshop no later than Tuesday, May 23 by contacting Maria Ricks at (435) 469-1308 or Space is limited so register early. Participants should attend both days.

New Granary Arts exhibits

Granary Arts presents two new exhibitions: Isla de Lechuga by Rachel Thomander and Constructions by Bernard C. Meyers. Both will be on view at Granary Arts Wednesday, May 24 through Friday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

You can also join Granary Arts for the artist reception of two new exhibitions Friday, May 26, 6-8 p.m. 

Isla de Lechuga is based on a fictional island created in the imagination of Colombian American artist, Rachel Stallings Thomander.

Bernard C. Meyers’ imagery explores the intersections of photographic realism and abstract expressionism. These divergent worlds intertwine through the reorganization of space, the interactions of color, and a convergence of reality and imagination.

Wanted by the FBI: Teen Academy participants

The FBI Salt Lake City Field Office invites all interested ninth- to 12th-grade high school students to attend the Teen Academy, which will be held Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the FBI Salt Lake City office.

The FBI Teen Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to catch a glimpse behindthescenesoftheFBI.UponcompletionofTeenAcademy,highschoolstudentswillfoster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how we serve our citizens, community, and nation.

During the academy, students will be afforded an opportunity to learn about how evidence and hazardous material are collected at crime scenes; discover how FBI SWAT executes arrests; learn about crimes against children, cyber programs; job opportunities and requirements.

Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do, and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school, is encouraged to apply. The program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice.

All students will be evaluated based on their application (school activities and community involvement) and an essay to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application, and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants.

The application, release form, and a supporting essay must be received by the FBI Salt Lake City Field Office by 5 p.m. June 30. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. The application and more information can be found here: