Things to do: City

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OCT. 11-Oct. 17

Clark Planetarium Mad About Science Gala

Clark Planetarium will sponsor the Mad About Science Gala. Enter the costume contest and win prizes sure to inspire the amateur scientist. There will be music, entertainment and a celebration of inventions being developed in Utah today. For more information call Cynthia Lyman at 385-468-1222 or email

When • Oct. 11, 6:30-10 p.m.

Where • Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $50; Must be 21; visit for more info.

Fittest State Festival

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors sharing the latest in health and fitness products and informational sessions on how to achieve a more active lifestyle. The festival is part of the Utah Marathon. Visit for information.

When • Oct. 11, 4-8 p.m., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where • Sheraton City Center, 150 W. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

"The Philadelphia Story" Auditions

Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company's play will be held. Audition slots from noon-1 p.m. are for Actors' Equity members only. Audition slots from 1-5 p.m. are open to all auditioners (auditioners must be 18 years old or older). For more information visit

When • Oct. 12, noon-5 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City

RDT's "Ring Around The Rose"

Repertory Dance Theatre will present Ring Around The Rose, a series of performances for children and families that explores the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Dance, draw, and discover the arts with RDT as they help the audience "draw a dance!" Join RDT while they make a 2D drawing into a 3D dance. Visit for information and for tickets.

When • Oct. 13, 11 a.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5

Tracy Aviary Halloween Hoot

Watch a bird show, indulge in storytime and make Halloween crafts. Those in costume receive 50 percent off the $7 admission.

When • Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; Children 2 and under are free.

YMCA DishED Gala-A Benefit for Kids

The YMCA will sponsor the DishED Gala-A Benefit for Kids. The event focuses on the community aspect of sharing a meal, and will consist of a silent auction/social hour, dining stations from seven of Utah's favorite eateries, live auction, celebrity guests and a fun filled program. To learn more visit or call 801-839-3384.

When • Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Where • The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $125; $1,000 for an 8-person table

Utah Marathon

Dolphin Events, the Utah-based company that invested in the Ragnar Relay series, will produce the Utah Marathon. Organizers plan to offer a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and kids race and bike tour as part of the Utah Marathon and Fittest State Festival. Visit for information.

When • Saturday, October 13 at 6 a.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $105 through Oct. 10; late reg - expo $125

U.S. Immigration Research Classes

The Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on U.S. Immigration. The topics include U.S. Immigration, 1820-1954, U.S. Naturalization Records and Migration Routes Across America. To register, email or call 801-240-4950. Visit for a class schedule.

When • Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

No Bullying Utah Puppet Show Fundraiser

The Kipper Brothers' Puppet Works will sponsor a Halloween puppet show/fundraiser for the No Bullying Utah (Human Rights Education Center of Utah). There will be a mini-parade and costume contest for the kids.

When • Oct. 13, 3 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Alliance Hub, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; Adults $7, Children $3 (but your ticket + 1 would be free)

Assistance League's Make a Difference Day

Gather up those children's books you no longer use and help encourage children to read by participating in Assistance League's "Make A Difference Day." Donate gently used children's books that will be distributed throughout the Salt Lake area to child-based organizations. Donations will be accepted at Assistance League Thrift Shop.

When • Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 2090 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

This is the Place Haunted Village

There's not a "haunted" attraction anywhere scarier and more fun than Haunted Village! Throughout October the creepy houses, shadowy streets, and assorted spooks will give you a skin crawling, goose bump filled haunting experience! Visit for information.

When • Monday-Thursday, Oct. 11-17, 7:30 p.m.

Where • This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; visit

The IRC in Salt Lake City's Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is hosting its annual Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive. Give refugees a warm welcome to Salt Lake City by donating new or gently used coats, jackets, scarves, mittens/gloves, sweaters, hats, boots and snow pants. Contact Sarah Callicutt at 801-883-8457 for information.

When • Monday-Friday, Oct. 11-17, 10 a.m.

International Choral Academy

The Salt Lake Choral Artists will sponsor their International Choral Academy and is intended for students of all levels and interests. Courses include conducting, musicianship, group voice, and choral literature, all taught by qualified instructors and approved for lane change and re-licensure credit for teachers. Registration available online at

When • Oct. 11-12, 4 p.m., Oct. 15, 4 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Choral Artists Building, 700 N. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Fees range for classes

Poinsettia Fundraiser

People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will offer a poinsettia sale for the holidays. The poinsettias (plant and pot) average 15-19 inches tall and 15 inches wide, and are set in a 6-inch pot with a satin pot cover. Poinsettias need to be pre-ordered by Nov. 15, 2012. Call 801-484-2205 to order. Visit for information. When • Monday-Friday, Oct. 11-17, 9 a.m.

Where • People With AIDS Coalition of Utah, 358 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; $75 for eight plants

Two Men and a Truck Fundraiser for The Road Home

Two Men and a Truck is teaming up with local businesses to collect warm clothing items to deliver to the Road Home for its second annual, Truckload of Warmth drive. For more information, call the Salt Lake City Two Men and a Truck at 801-621-0078 or visit

When • Monday-Thursday, Oct. 11-17, 10 a.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Where • IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Where • LDS Hospital, C and 8th Ave., Salt Lake City

Where • Day Riverside Branch Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, Salt Lake City

Where • Sprague Branch Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City

Where • Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch Library, 455 F , Salt Lake City

New Performing Arts Center Public Workshop

Salt Lake City will hold a public workshop for community members to provide input on the vision and design of the new performing arts center, and the associated economic and cultural benefits on the downtown area.

When • Oct. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Furniture Refinishing

Learn how to restore the original beauty and function of any piece of furniture in this hands-on class. Visit or call 801-587-LIFE (5433) for information.

When • Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where • Alonzo's Refinishing, 154 Navajo St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $129

Tracy Aviary's Preschool and Kindergarten Classes

Tracy Aviary is offering preschool and kindergarten classes that will be held every other week over a three-month period. Classes run Sept. 5-Dec.8. The classes feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, a snack, and an engaging story connecting with age-appropriate themes. For more information, visit

When • Oct. 13, 10 a.m., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.

Where • Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Fall Garden Maintenance

Get a jump on spring gardening this fall. Simple garden clean-up along with dividing, transplanting, pruning, and mulching will leave you ahead of the game come spring. Visit or call 801-587-LIFE (5433) for information.

When • Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $72

Customer Appreciation Days

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is extending its invitation to military personnel and their families to enjoy an Aerial Tram foot passenger ride or a ride on the Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel. Customers, in exchange for a donation of a can of food, hygiene item or $3 donation to Wasatch Adaptive Sports, can receive the tram or chairlift ride.

When • Oct. 13-14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Community Health Fair

Christ United Methodist Church will host a Community Health Fair. Activities include seasonal flu shot (ages 3 and up, $29.99); pneumonia shot: cardiovascular screenings: Ask a Doc, Nurse, & Physical Therapist; screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, hearing, vision, blood pressure, & body mass index; metabolic testing; Hospice questions; massages; and educational materials. Visit for information.

When • Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Urban Flea Market

The Urban Flea Market is a great opportunity for attendees to shop, browse and enjoy the experience in downtown Salt Lake City. It will also provide a great community outlet for vendors to sell unwanted items that will be treasures for others. The Urban Flea Market will be held the second Sunday of every month through October 2012.

When • Oct. 14, 9 a.m.- 3p.m.

Where • Washington Square, 451 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

People's Market

The People's Market features items from local farmers, lunch food, music, entertainment, and handmade crafts. The Market is dedicated to building a robust food system, encourage urban micro-farmers, small-scale entrepreneurship, and support many new and smaller artisans. Visit for information.

When • Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where • International Peace Gardens, 1060 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

PinkSTYLE - Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Tanger Outlet Center is offering its shoppers a way to join in the fight against breast cancer with the annual PinkSTYLE campaign. The Pink Card provides customers with a 25 percent discount on a single item at participating stores located at Tanger Outlets Park City. For information, visit

When • Monday-Saturday, Oct. 11-17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Tanger Outlet Center, 6699 N. Landmark Drive, Park City

Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination

Discovery Gateway's new exhibit is a larger-than-life throwback to the classic Tinkertoy construction set and features GE's innovative technologies. Bring the whole family and enjoy a variety of activities that promote imagination, innovation, teamwork, and fun. Visit for information.

When • Monday-Thursday, Oct. 11-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 14, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.50; Members & Children under 1, free

Forum for Questioning Minds - Joseph Tainter

The Forum for Questioning Minds will feature Joseph Tainter, professor at Utah State University who will discuss energy and catastrophy. Temis G. Taylor, a doctoral student at USU in social aspects of energy and sustainability, will discuss oil shale and water. The presentation will explore costs and complexities of energy systems and their inherent risks.

When • Oct. 14, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Tracy Aviary's Fall Break Camps

Tracy Aviary will offer Fall Camps for children in 1st grade through 4th grade. The camps will explore different autumnal themes through crafts, games and up-close, personal experiences with the aviary's most charismatic birds. To register visit

When • Oct. 17, 9 a.m.- 4p.m.

Where • Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

The Great Salt Lake: One Crazy Place

Wayne Wurtsbaugh, a professor of Aquatic Ecology and Limnology, will cover the history, geology, and bird life of the Great Salt Lake. For more information call 435-649-1767 x 0 or

When • Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Where • Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City

Tickets • $5; Free for members

Nightmare on 13th

Nightmare on 13th will feature three new nightmares: "NetherBeast," "Cirque Du Fear" and "Zombie Apocalypse." Patrons will receive a wristband and be admitted to all three nightmares for $20. Wristbands can also be used to bounce back to the nightmare for $5 on a "bounce back" night, but only if the wristband has not been removed. For more information, visit

When • Oct. 11-13, 7:30 p.m.- 10p.m., Oct. 15-16, 7:30-10 p.m., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Where • Nightmare on 13th Haunted House, 300 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20; visit