Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS is a group of mothers — with kids of any age, despite the group’s acronym — from around the Heber Valley who meet once a month for encouragement, support, growth and friendship. The season of motherhood is a unique time of life, and MOPS provides a space to share the joys and struggles with understanding friends.
Childcare is provided during each meeting to give moms the opportunity to have meaningful conversations and to enjoy breakfast (while it’s still hot!), which is also provided. In addition to breakfast, each gathering includes a craft, an inspirational video or speaker, and discussion with fellow mothers.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, the MOPS group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (September through May) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mountain View Fellowship in Heber. A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of childcare and craft, but is not required to attend.
The Yellow Dog Project
The Yellow Dog Project is a world-wide movement that has grown through community education and participation. The project seeks to identify dogs who need space around other dogs and people while they are out and about.
Yellow Dogs are not necessarily aggressive — they may be dogs who have fear issues, are in training for service, haven’t mastered obedience while on or off leash, or have other issues specific to them.
When a dog is sporting yellow on itself or its leash, it communicates to those around them that they need to be given space — no long explanation necessary!
Professional dog trainer Amy Francis introduced the Yellow Dog Project to the Heber Valley two years ago with help from Paws for Life, Heber Valley Animal Services, the Heber City Police Department, TJ Mutt Cuts, Coombs Kennels, B.Y.O.P. and Anytime Fitness. Through their donations, she was able purchase yellow bandanas (free to the public) and signage that’s posted around the valley and at local trailheads.
It is her hope that through education and community participation, the Yellow Dog Project can help easily identify our doggy residents with special needs and bring more recreational enjoyment for all types of dogs and owners in our beautifully valley.