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Published November 19, 2010 2:30 pm

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The annual Fantasy at the Bay drive-through holiday light display at Willard Bay State Park runs Nov. 25 to Jan. 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly. Admission is $8 per vehicle. Utah State Parks passes are not valid during display hours.

BLM to host public scoping meetings

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public scoping meetings regarding a new Cedar City Field Office Resource Management Plan. The plan will replace existing land use plans for the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony Plan of 1986 and the Pinyon Management Framework Plan of 1983. The area includes parts of Beaver, Iron and Washington counties and encompasses 2.1 million acres.

The meetings will be in an open house format and representatives from BLM's Cedar City Field Office will be available to answer questions. The meetings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Dec. 7, Festival Hall Convention Center, Room 7, 96 North Main, Cedar City; Dec. 8, Beaver Library, Meeting Room, 55 W. Center St., Beaver; Dec. 9, Salt Lake City Library, Conference Room 4, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City.

Birding trip

Great Salt Lake Audubon is holding its monthly trip to Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. Call Deedee at 801-272-8060 for details.

Annual passes for State Parks

Utah State Park annual passes for 2011 will be available in early December for $75. A senior adventure pass for Utah residents 62 and older is $35. Passes allow the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same vehicle, day-use access to most state parks. Passes are honored at all state parks except This Is The Place Heritage Park. Passes do not cover the Davis County Causeway fee at Antelope Island State Park and are good for one rider/machine only at Jordan River Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area. Passes may be purchased at any state park, region office, online at http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/ and at the Utah State Parks Administrative Office, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City.

Utah State Park events

Nov. 26 and 27 • Watch "Our Inland Sea — Exploring the Great Salt Lake", a 45-minute documentary, at the Antelope Island State Park visitor center at 1 p.m.

Nov. 27 • The Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum in Fillmore is holding a holiday light event starting at 6 p.m. Includes singing, holiday treats and fun.

Nov. 27 • Snow Canyon State Park near Ivins is holding a stargazing event with Laura Cotts, an astronomer from Southern Utah University, for a night of stories and stargazing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Program registration is held two days prior to event. All programs are free and open to the public.

To get your event listed, e-mail the info to brettp@sltrib.com or mail it to Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 90 S. 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.