First Annual LOVE Concert will be at Thanksgiving Point this weekend!


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1st Annual – LOVE: The Valentine’s Concert

The ONE event everyone’s been waiting for Valentine’s Day is traditionally known as a day to celebrate the love between two people, planning for Valentine’s Day was just made easier for you this year. Celebrate a special evening with your favorite date Valentine’s weekend, “LOVE: The Valentine’s Concert” at Thanksgiving Point Show Barn in Lehi, Utah. On February 15th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Presented by On Broadway Music Theatre Academy, there will be no shortage of fun at this first annual Valentine’s performance.

Bringing together the highly regarded performances from Odyssey Dance Theatre, Sam Payne, Caleb Chapman’s “Groove Trader” Band, On Broadway Academy, and hosted by comedian Keith Stubbs from 101.5 The Eagle this concert will be a night packed with excitement and stellar entertainment.

LOVE: The Valentine’s Concert is one night only; experience a little bit of rock-n-roll, comedy, and lively entertainment in a relaxing environment. Limited seating so order your tickets early. Light refreshments and food will be available.

Tickets range from $17-25 and can be purchased online at:

The Show Barn, at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, is conveniently located off I-15 at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah.

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Know The Facts About Bullying


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Know the facts about bullying, even if you don’t think bullying affects your child.

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Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up — almost every child experiences it. But it isn’t always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child. It can be verbal bullying (making threats, name-calling), psychological bullying (excluding children, spreading rumors), or physical bullying (hitting, pushing, taking a child’s possessions).

How Bullying Starts

Bullying behavior is prevalent throughout the world and it cuts across socio-economic, racial/ethnic, and cultural lines. Researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of school-age children are involved in bullying incidents, as either perpetrators or victims. Bullying can begin as early as preschool and intensify during transitional stages, such as starting school in 1st grade or going into middle school.

Victims of bullying are often shy and tend to be physically weaker than their peers. They may also have low self-esteem and poor social skills, which makes it hard for them to stand up for themselves. Bullies consider these children safe targets because they usually don’t retaliate.

Effects of Bullying

If your child is the victim of bullying, he may suffer physically and emotionally, and his schoolwork will likely show it. Grades drop because, instead of listening to the teacher, kids are wondering what they did wrong and whether anyone will sit with them at lunch. If bullying persists, they may be afraid to go to school. Problems with low self-esteem and depression can last into adulthood and interfere with personal and professional lives.

(The above info is being shared here from this article: on Bullying)

Adult Bullying

Often people have the idea that “bullying” is something which only occurs amongst some children until eventually they grow out of this behavior. Unfortunately – this isn’t always true. Adults can be just as capable of employing bullying tactics as any young child or teenager.


#1 – Remember that this is not your fault.
#2 – See if killing them with kindness helps. This doesn’t always work. But in circumstances when you’ve not long known the bully (such as if for example you’ve just been introduced to them at work) it can.
#3 – Try assertive responses against the bully .
#4 – If all else fails, consider enlisting somebody’s help.

Assertive behavior can be very effective if used in the early stages of bullying. However, if the bullying has already been going on for a long time it might not have the desired effects. Sometimes the only thing to do in a bullying situation is to walk away.

For more information about adult bullying and for resources, there is a great book titled: Adult bullying: perpetrators and victims, By Peter Randall.

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Book Feature: Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol Can Fame, Wealth, and Power Buy Happiness?


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About the Book Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol Can Fame, Wealth, and Power Buy Happiness?

Everett Lester and his band, DeathStroke, ride the crest of a wave to superstardom. But the deeper they become immersed in fame, wealth, and power, the more likely they are to be swallowed alive by the drugs, alcohol, and discontentment that have become their only friends. Everett is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return when he’s charged with the murder of his personal psychic. The only hope he can cling to comes from Topeka, Kansas, and the letters written by a prayerful young lady who lives there. Consistent and persistent, the notes cut straight to Everett ’s empty heart, offering a fulfillment he’s never grasped before. But what if he’s found guilty of murder? Will he recognize the spiritual battle that’s raging for his soul?

About the Author
Talented storyteller Creston Mapes graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1983 with a BA in magazine journalism. Since then, he has written for major corporations, colleges, and ministries. He has written for Coca-Cola, TNT Sports, Focus on the Family, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and The Urban Alternative. His stories have been featured in magazines including Private Colleges and Universities, In Touch, Leaders for Today, and The Hockey News. Creston makes his home in Georgia.

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