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Community Education Preparedness Classes Offered-

UVU Community Education is offering four preparedness classes to help people cope with the unexpected. Current economic events have caused people to ask themselves if they are ready for other unforeseen events or emergencies.

“Preparedness for the Clueless” is for those who aren’t sure how to begin preparing for a disaster. This class teaches the basics of family preparedness and is on Thu, Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“Water and Sanitation: Water is essential to emergency survival” class is focused on how to find, store, purify and conserve water. Class is on Thu, Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

“How to Cook When the Lights go Out” will teach how to cook using alternative energy. This class is held on Thurs., Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

“How Not to Freeze When the Power goes Out” class focuses on how to safely and efficiently warm your home when there is no power. This class is held on Thu, Nov. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All four classes are held at American Fork Jr. High located at 20 West 1120 North in American Fork.

Each class is only $29 which allows two people to attend for the price of one. Register for all four classes and you’ll only be charged for three. For more information or to register for classes, visit or call Sally at (801) 863-8012.

Get published in Warp and Weave-

Students can submit “speculative fiction” to Warp & Weave by 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the English department, LA114. They are looking for poetry, short stories and original artwork of a “speculative” nature – which means sci-fi, fantasy, alternate realities, creatures, magic, etc. It’s about having fun and getting published.

Award-winning author Ed McClanahan to speak on campus-Ed McClanahan, award winning author and Ken Kesey Merry Prankster, will read from his new autobiography on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. in SC213B.

McClanahan is the author of several books, including the novel, The Natural Man. McClanahan’s place in our literary past has been described as “an uncommon link between the 1960s California counterculture experience and a rural American lifestyle.” All guest author readings are free and open to the public. The UVU Bookstore will also be selling his latest book.

This event is sponsored by Ken Sanders Rare Books, UVU’s Happenings in Humanities, The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The UVU English and Literature Department. For more information contact Lee Ann Mortensen at or 801-863-8785

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