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Within Clark Planetarium's space-exploration-themed facility, the interactive displays and immersive IMAX and planetarium shows enlighten visitors with interesting scientific facts. Spread out across 10,000 square feet, more than 15 hands-on exhibits entrance guests with artifacts such as photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and a moon rock brought back from the Apollo 15 mission.

Audio in the ATK IMAX Theatre emanates from a 14,000-watt digital surround-sound system as the 70-foot wide, five-story-high screen accommodates Hollywood hits and insightful documentaries in 3-D. More entertainment abounds in the Hansen Dome Theatre, where six high-definition projectors fill the 55-foot domed screen with seamless images during scientific films and cosmic light shows.

110 S 400 W
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

A minor-league affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Orem Owlz have been perennially dominant in the Pioneer League, winning the title in 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2004. Manager Tom Kotchman directs an athletically gifted roster. Watch the game from a premium seat, so close that you may hear infielders chattering and outfielders humming Norwegian folk songs. This deal also includes two hot dogs, the traditional meal of America's pastime, plus two sodas to wash down the delicious American morsels.

970 W University Pkwy
Orem,
UT
US

Within a pristine, flower-filled environment, native Indians and master chefs cook up a traditional masala-filled bill of savories, seasoned with imported spices from the subcontinent's north and south. Introduce teeth to the time-honored chicken tikka masala, a Sitara specialty of boneless tandoori chicken submerged in a creamy cashew-and-tomato gravy ($7.50). The restaurant's bevy of biryanis, including vegetable ($8.99) and lamb ($10.99) varieties, are cooked in basmati rice, sprinkled with spices, and accompanied by yogurt raita.

3585 Harrison Blvd
Ogden,
UT
US

After captivating listeners as part of the Davis Arts Council's "Summer Nights with the Stars" series, Alex Boyé returns to inflate Layton community ears with an aural dose of holiday spirit. During the one-night performance, the seasoned singer will gracefully pirouette across the notes of adored classics alongside Mark Robinette's Amp'd Up Band, whose fine-tuned measures provide warm refuge from wintery chills and pickpocketing snowmen. Having sold more than half a million CDs worldwide, Boyé slides onto the stage with 15 years of experience embedded into his gold-plated vocal cords, including crowd-pleasing hits in 15 countries, a chart-topping album with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and several heartwarming duets with local shopping-mall Santas.

445 Wasatch Dr
Layton,
UT
US

At the Travis Hansen Charity Basketball Camp, children aged 6 to 18 learn basketball fundamentals, listen to prominent speakers, and participate in a service project to aid hospitalized children. During three two-hour lessons, former Atlanta Hawk Travis Hansen leads a cadre of volunteer players and coaches in instructing children on basketball fundamentals, from shooting and dribbling to tomahawk dunking over snake pits. Speakers at the camp this year include Brigham Young University basketball head coach Dave Rose and former BYU player Marty Haws. On the second day of instruction, camp participants assemble welcome kits designed to comfort long-term hospitalized children during their medical stays.

4425 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi,
UT
US

As a dancer and instructor, Tiffany Enger has pirouetted through world-renowned institutions such as Steps, The Broadway Dance Center, and Joffrey Ballet School. Today, at Just Dance Academy, she and her staff of dance professionals help ignite passion for the art form in children as young as 3 years old. Though their classes build strong foundations in ballet, hip-hop, and other styles, benefits extend beyond just technical dance skills. The instructors strive to help each pupil become comfortable with self-expression and creativity during recitals and state-mandated flash mobs as well as auditions for the studio's competition teams.

227 N Center St
American Fork,
UT
US