Events for Kids and Family

1700 South River Park Community Tree Planting!

Join us to plant trees at the beautiful 17th South River Park along the Jordan River. We will meet on the west edge of the park, near the playground. There is ample street parking along 1700 South. We’ll be planting 20 trees, including catalpa, serviceberry, hawthorne and hybrid elm trees. When you arrive you’ll see the green TreeUtah tent. Join us there between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM for coffee, tea, bagles, and snacks. We’ll then get going with a planting demonstration, then break into groups, and plant trees! Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen. TreeUtah will provide tools, gloves, light breakfast and snacks, water to refill your bottle and everything else needed for a great morning of tree planting!

Register here: http://treeutah.org/volunteer/events/



Tinderbox Circus Sideshow on Tour in Utah

The sideshow is coming to town! Multiple award-winning Tinderbox Circus Sideshow from Lexington, Kentucky will roll through our salty city ready to bewilder The Beehive with their carnie feats and punk rock antics. One of the last remaining "ten-in-ones" in the country, this classic travelling circus spectacle combines timeless acts of shock and amazement with a punk rock presentation and a dirty south attitude.

Local support from The Harlot and Agony Ray, organized by Behind the Zion Curtain Cabaret ring leader Havoq Luscivia of Clusterphoque Cabaret. You can find us on Facebook and click "Going" on the event page to get updates and hints about the astounding things The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow will get up to as we get closer to the show.

Only 7 bucks cash at the door. All ages, all welcome. No booze, no bigotry. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and hold on to your seats...this will be a full night of amazement! "Their edgy act is part carnival freak show, part burlesque, and will leave you on the edge of your seat and resisting the urge to cover your eyes, whether it's pounding nails into their face, walking across broken glass, swallowing things they probably shouldn't or plenty of other sideshow stunts in a show that combines a vaudevillian vibe with a punk rock soul. This roving band of tattooed carnies are not for the faint of heart."



What to Expect When Your Expectations are too High

What to expect when your expectations are too high: What strategies are effective in supporting growth and learning in children? All Caregivers are Welcome.

High expectations are important when working to raise and support adolescents, but can sometimes turn into counterproductive pressure. Hear from Dr. Sam Goldstein, Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center and national expert in teaching and learning, Rowland Hall principals, and students, about strategies that support learning and growth without sacrificing the relationship. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. No ticket required.



Paper Mache Taxidermy

September 27th Friday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ages 8+ Cost $35 Create your own whimsical animal paper mache head with whatever creative touches you wish. Heads backed on wooden plaques. The perfect addition to any home decor. Come see what your imagination can design. All materials are provided. All participants receive a 10% discount on any gift shop purchases made during the workshop.

Purchase tickets here https://www.bdac.org/product-page/paper-mache-taxidermy-with-megan-gibbs-ages-8



Defending Democracy 5K Fun Run

Sign up now to run, walk or volunteer: https://www.lwvutah.org/funrun/ a family-friendly event with games, prizes, costume contests and more to delight Defenders of every age! Listen to live music as you register to vote, meet local non-profits, and engage in your community in a safe, fun way! County Attorney Sim Gill will send off the runners at 8 a.m.



The Big Play

Playing is learning. Little ones and families learn through loud and messy play.

Jugar es aprender. Los pequeños y las familias aprenden a través del juego ruidoso y desorganizado.



Wild Kratts Live! 2.0

https://live-at-the-eccles.com/ 801-355-ARTS (2787)



Outdoor Adventures with Utah's Hogle Zoo

Join us at the beautiful Eccles Wildlife Center in Farmington Bay for a guided tour of the facility and a morning out on the trails! This outing is great for families and people of all ages who want to connect with nature! $5 per person.

Register online at www.hoglezoo.org/outdooradventures



Outdoor Adventures with Utah's Hogle Zoo

Join us at the beautiful Eccles Wildlife Center in Farmington Bay for a guided tour of the facility and a morning out on the trails! This outing is great for families and people of all ages who want to connect with nature! $5 per person.

Register online at www.hoglezoo.org/outdooradventures



Lunch With a Keeper

This 90-minute program provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet with a member of the Zoo’s keeper and education staff. Participants will get an education animal encounter, enjoy a pizza lunch, and have the opportunity to speak with a zookeeper. This month, learn about the animals on the African Savanna habitat and how we take care of them.

For details and registration visit https://store.hoglezoo.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=FAM&C=KEEP