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September – October 2013

Sep
25
Wed
VA Farmers Market @ Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
VA Farmers Market @ Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is starting up a Farmers Market this summer!

Local vendors will be providing fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, specialty items, and beverages. The aim of the market is to increase the access of healthy, local food to everyone at the VA. It is a chance to build relationships with farmers and small businesses in the area and make fresh produce a part of every week. Veterans, staff, and the public are all invited. The VA campus is beautiful this time of year.

Come and join us for a Wednesday afternoon lunch. Enjoy some music and relax in the shade!

Sep
26
Thu
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Bob Keiter will read from and discuss his new book which argues the goal of the national parks system “to conserve unimpaired” is not as straightforward as it seems. Keiter traces the history of the national park idea from its inception to its uncertain future. Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks cannot be treated as special islands and must be managed as critical cores of a larger ecosystem. Today’s mandate must remain to conserve unimpaired – but Keiter shows how the national park idea can and must go much farther.

Who is Watching the NSA While it is Watching You? @ University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall, Rm. 255
Sep 26 @ 12:15 pm
Who is Watching the NSA While it is Watching You? @ University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall, Rm. 255

Dee Benson, U.S. Federal District Court Judge will speak about the NSA.

Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund will give a talk at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Naslund’s latest novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman, explores the transformative power of art, history, and love in the lives of creative women; at the center of the book is the story of renowned nineteenth-century portraitist Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette’s favorite painter. The UMFA has two Vigée-Le Brun paintings in its permanent collection, which will be on temporary, special display together after the 7pm talk.

Sep
27
Fri
Preparedness Fair @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Preparedness Fair @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Do you have a plan? The emergency supplies? Or the simple training you and your family would need in case of an earthquake, fire, or large storm?
As a part of the Nature Unleashed exhibit, the Natural History Museum of Utah is holding a free Preparedness Fair. Meet first responders, disaster experts, emergency preparedness suppliers, public utility representatives, first-aid experts and more.
You never know when disaster will strike. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather resources and information for your own preparedness planning. So in case of the worst, you’ll be ready.

Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden

Friday, September 27 from 3-7:30pm
Saturday, September 28 from 9am-7:30pm
Support the Garden and choose from a wide selection of native and water-wise plants, ornamental grasses, and flowering perennials. Fall is the best time to plant garlic and spring flowering bulbs. Check out our selection, including bulbs for every use from naturalizing to forcing!
Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist you with plant selection. All proceeds benefit the Horticulture and Education programs at Red Butte Garden.

Sugar House Farmers Market @ Sugar House Park
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sugar House Farmers Market @ Sugar House Park

Come to the Sugar House Farmers Market for great local food, artisan crafts and live music. Games and eco-friendly crafts for the kids every week. Friday nights, 4-8pm in Sugar House Park.

Sep
28
Sat
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden

Support the Garden and choose from a wide selection of native and water-wise plants, ornamental grasses, and flowering perennials. Fall is the best time to plant garlic and spring flowering bulbs. Check out our selection, including bulbs for every use from naturalizing to forcing!
Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist you with plant selection. All proceeds benefit the Horticulture and Education programs at Red Butte Garden.

Sep
30
Mon
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library

Join Peaceful Uprising for a presentation about an issue that’s seriously impacting our air!

Tar sands are asphalt-like deposits, and mining and refining them is a last-ditch effort to extract usable fuel from the earth. An oil-like substance is cemented into the rock, and turning it into usable fuel requires intensive processing that releases huge amounts of toxins into our air and water. It’s pretty much the dirtiest energy imaginable–yes, refining it is even worse for our air quality, and health, than refining regular crude.

Tar sands refining has already begun in North Salt Lake, at the Chevron refinery, which processes tar sands from Canada. This happened under the radar, without most people even being aware of what tar sands are–even though tar sands developments in Canada have been severely affecting people’s health for years.

Now, tar sands mining could begin in eastern Utah in the coming year–unless we stop it, which Peaceful Uprising and allies like Utah Tar Sands Resistance are working to do. But, we need to GROW the popular movement to stop tar sands in order to ultimately succeed. By demonstrating popular resistance, we show potential investors that tar sands developments in Utah are facing major roadblocks. This has set back start dates substantially, giving us confidence that we CAN win–with YOUR help!

We’ll give a presentation on what tar sands and climate justice are, and how this struggle is part of the broader movement for climate justice. We’ll talk about the effects of tar sands mining and refining on our health, and what the campaign has been doing so far.

Then, we’ll open a space for asking questions, and for sharing concerns, knowledge, and ideas.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Peaceful Uprising’s work, this is a great way to plug in! If you just want to know more about the issue and get updates about important events, that’s great too.

If you want to set up a presentation for your congregation, PTA, or other group, email Volunteers@PeacefulUprising.org.

Oct
2
Wed
Current Events in Africa @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.
Oct 2 all-day
Current Events in Africa @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.

John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles Islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Several of John’s articles have been published in The Washington Times.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lunch & Learn

If you’re 50 or better you are invited!

Lunch and Learn lectures are wonderful opportunities to meet Osher members and experience a bit of the program first hand. Bring a friend and a brown bag lunch and join us for these informative, interesting lectures. They are free!

Come early to visit and enjoy your lunch before the speaker starts. Speakers start promptly at noon. All lectures are held at the Commander’s House, Ft. Douglas.