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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Upcoming events in Cottonwood Heights

Oct 02, 2017 01:33PM ● By Jana Klopsch

The Cottonwood Heights Business Association will host their first Business Awards. Who will win the Mayor’s Excellence in Leadership Award? (Cottonwood Heights Business Association)

As the summer season comes to an end, and there are less things to do outdoors, community organizations are a great place to look for things to do inside. Check out these upcoming events within Cottonwood Heights.

On Sept. 28, the Cottonwood Heights Community and Economic Development Department staff will host an open house to discuss open space within the city. This will include a conversation about the proposed open space master plan. Residents are invited to share their ideas, desires and wishes for parks, trails, views and other outdoor spaces. There will also be reviews and surveys available for attendees to fill out. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cottonwood Heights City Hall, 2277 Bengal Blvd. 

On Oct. 1, leaf bags will be available at Cottonwood Heights City Hall or Whitmore Library, 2197 Fort Union Blvd. Filled leaf bags can be dropped off, beginning on Oct. 15, at Bywater Park, 3149 Banbury Road.

On Oct. 5, the Cottonwood Heights Business Association (CHBA) will host the Excellence in Business Awards Luncheon at Cottonwood Heights City Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The awards to be presented include the Small Business Excellence Award, the Community Impact Award, the Kelvyn Cullimore Excellence in Leadership Award, the Rising Star Award, the best restaurant within the city and the business with the best customer service. Tickets are $15 per person. 

On Oct. 12, a free Business Boot Camp Workshop will be held at Cottonwood Heights City Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is titled “Leadership Skills Learned from Operating an Escape Room.” 

On Oct. 27, the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, 7500 South 2700 East, will host their annual Monster Mash event. There will be a free carnival and ice skating. Come in costume!  

On Oct. 31, the CHBA will host a Trunk or Treat at Cottonwood Heights City Hall, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Businesses are invited to park and hand out candy to students. Families are invited to bring their children to receive the previously mentioned candy. 

Nov. 7 is general election day. Municipal election ballots will be mailed out the week of Oct. 10 for residential voters. Voters may also cast their ballots at one of the many county polling locations. The candidates for Cottonwood Heights are as follows: Mike Hanson and Tali Bruce are running for city council Third District; Christine Mikell and Eric Kraan are running for city council Fourth District; Tim Hallbeck and Mike Peterson are running for Cottonwood Heights City mayor. Don’t forget to vote! 

On Nov.16, a free business boot camp will be held at Cottonwood Heights City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The speaker is yet to be determined.  

As always, Cottonwood Heights City Council work session meetings are held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Business meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. 

Library Events

Whitmore Library, located at 2197 Fort Union Blvd., hosts events almost every week day. 

On Oct. 2 and Oct. 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., a class on 3-D printing will be available. 

On Oct. 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a class on American Sign Language for parents and caregivers. 

On Oct. 9, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., duct tape crafts will be taught for teens.

On Oct. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a seminar on home ownership will be held. 

The classe “Music & Movement” is held weekly on Mondays.  

Storytime events including Pajama Storytime, Storytime for Everyone, Family Storytime and Preschool Storytime are held weekly at various times. 

There will also be many Halloween events toward the end of October. 

Stay up to date on upcoming events and other information about the city. 

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Cottonwood Heights Business Association: Website —; Twitter — @CHBAbiz; Facebook — Cottonwood Heights Business Association; Instagram — chbabiz.

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Cottonwood Heights Parks and Recreation: Website —;  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — @chparks&rec.