Events

Urban Habitat Community Weed Pluck

This week sponsored by: REI Co-Op

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Annual Vest Pocket Business Coalition Awards

Each year, Vest Pocket Business Coalition honors two people in our community who have been exemplary advocates for local, independent business. This year’s honorees are Babs De Lay for the Richard M. Wirick Lifetime Achievement Award and Derek Kitchen for the Independent Business Advocate Award. Babs is owner of Urban Utah Homes & Estates and also serves as a member of the UTA Board of Trustees. Derek is co-owner of Laziz Foods and is Council Member of Salt Lake City District Four. Join us after work at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake. The festivities begin at 5pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by the Awards Ceremony at 5:30pm. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets now. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar for wine, beer, and cocktails.


Yellowstone to Uintas Connection - Conserving Wildlife Corridors

Wasatch Packtivists hosts a presentation from Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, a nonprofit conservation group working to protect and restore the unique and irreplaceable wildlife corridor in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies. Our underfunded and understaffed public land management agencies, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and State agencies are not restoring these degraded lands, wildlife populations and native plant communities, but are continuing unsustainable management without adequate science, regulation, monitoring or accountability. Much of Y2U Connection work is driven by the current actions of these agencies. Join us to learn about the current projects that Yellowstone to Uintas Connection is working on in this corridor.


Hairspray

Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O'Donnell; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman May 11 – June 3 (Thursday through Saturday) 7:30 PM (Saturday Matinee 2:00 PM) The 1950’s are over and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly show piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the loveable, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire: to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. Tracy uses her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and racially integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Price Range: $16-$22 Student, Senior, Military, and Group discounts available Grand Theatre 1575 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Box Office: 801-957-3322 Email: grandtheatre@slcc.edu Website: grandtheatrecompany.com


Red Butte Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale

-Garden Member Day – Friday, May 12 from 1-8PM -General Public Day – Saturday, May 13 from 9AM-3PM -In the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre -Free admission to the Plant Sale -Huge variety of vegetables and herbs Over 60 varieties of heirlooms: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash & more -Colorful flowering annuals and hardy perennials -Huge selection of roses, own-root roses, ornamental grasses, groundcover, native and water-wise plants -An assortment of conifers, trees, vines, and shrubs, including edible fruits -Expert staff and handy carts -This is our largest fundraiser of the year! Proceeds go toward Garden maintenance & education programs


Common Elicitors of Wonder: An Art Exhibit

An art exhibit curated by Jason Hatfield and Logan Kiefer featuring the works of over 15 local artists. "An awe-inspiring thing can be literally large or conceptually large, but in either case your current understanding or frame of reference can't accommodate it."


Hairspray

Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O'Donnell; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman May 11 – June 3 (Thursday through Saturday) 7:30 PM (Saturday Matinee 2:00 PM) The 1950’s are over and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly show piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the loveable, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire: to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. Tracy uses her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and racially integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Price Range: $16-$22 Student, Senior, Military, and Group discounts available Grand Theatre 1575 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Box Office: 801-957-3322 Email: grandtheatre@slcc.edu Website: grandtheatrecompany.com


Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show performs Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake.

Tickets online http://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/?utm_


2017 Race for the Cure

Join as more than 4,000 individuals, teams and business Race for the Cure. Fundraise today to help reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. in the next 10 years. For more information visit: http://komenutah.org/


Wasatch Community Gardens Spring Plant Sale

The Wasatch Community Garden Spring Plant Sale is a Fundraiser for Wasatch Community Gardens, Featuring over 30,000 Plants!

  • Over 60 varieties of heirloom tomatoes
  • A large selection of edible perennials and herbs
  • Seed potatoes and onion starts
  • Replenish compost by the bag
  • Food trucks available to purchase food and coffee
  • SNAP EBT benefits (food stamps) accepted
  • Buy ten 4" herb plants and get the 11th herb plant for FREE!  
  • Your purchase supports WCG's community garden and education programs!

‚ÄčIf you want to volunteer at the plant sale go online: https://wasatchgardens.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/plant-sale-volunteering