The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City would like to invite you to join our Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive! By donating clean, new or like-new winter clothing, you are supporting newly arrived refugee adults and children as they strive to regain control of their future and thrive in our community. We will be distributing the winter clothing items to over 300 newly arrived refugees. Winter clothing donations will be accepted from September 10th through October 12th between 2-5pm weekdays. We are accepting the following items in clean, new or like-new condition: Coats and jackets Winter hats and beanies Gloves and scarves Winter boots and warm socks Donations can be dropped off to our office downtown located at 221 South 400 West. Kindly email us at DonateSLC@Rescue.org for more information. Volunteer opportunities will be available at the distribution event and during the weeks preceding the distribution event to assist with sorting winter clothing. For more information about getting involved as a one-time event volunteer, kindly contact us at VolunteerSLC@Rescue.org.
This is a turbulent time for the conservation of America’s natural and cultural heritage. From the current assaults on environmental protection to the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, and disparity of environmental justice, the challenges facing the conservation movement are both immediate and long term. In this time of uncertainty, we need a clear and compelling guide for the future of conservation in America; a declaration to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. This is that guide—what the authors describe as “a chart for rough water.” Written by the first scientist appointed as science advisor to the director of the National Park Service and the eighteenth director of the National Park Service, this is a candid, passionate, and ultimately hopeful book. The authors describe a unified vision of conservation that binds nature protection, historical preservation, sustainability, public health, civil rights and social justice, and science into common cause—and offer real-world strategies for progress. To be read, pondered, debated, and often revisited, The Future of Conservation in America is destined to be a touchstone for the conservation movement in the decades ahead. Read more: http://www.law.utah.edu/event/the-future-of-conservation-in-america-a-chart-for-rough-water/
The 32nd Annual Great Salt Lake Chili Affair returns on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. The spiciest event of the year features Salt Lake City’s most renowned chefs cooking up their favorite chili creation. In addition to tasting the gourmet chili, salads, breads and desserts from 17 of the best restaurants along the Wasatch Front, live entertainment will wow attendees with special performances from DJ Jarvicious, Kuapani Pua Dance, Creative Arts Academy, and many more. Kids will also be entertained at the supervised children’s area with bounce houses, face paint, Scales and Tales, games and more. Individual tickets are $42 per person, children 12 and under get in FREE. Tables are $300 and seat up to eight people. Tickets and tables may be purchased online at theroadhome.org, and will also be available at the door on the night of the event. Proceeds from the event go towards helping individuals and families overcome homelessness.
Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side. This book brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period. We're excited to partner with the Provo City Libary to host a reading & signing with Marianne Monson. Marianne will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her book Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Carbon Leaf is celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2018 behind a new album and extensive touring. Through 25 years together, the group’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans, and an authentic bond between the band members and their audience is evident.