Things to do: City

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feb. 28-March 6

Utah Pride Festival Community Award Nominations

Organizers of the 2013 Utah Pride Festival are calling for nominations for the Dr. Kristen Ries Community Service Award and the Pete Suazo Political Action Award. Nominations for the awards are due March 3. Nominations can be made at or by sending an email to

When • Monday-Friday, Feb. 28-March 3, at 10 a.m.

Where • Utah Pride Festival, Salt Lake City

Peter Shankman

The Social Media Club of Salt Lake City and the Utah chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will host an evening with Peter Shankman. An author, entrepreneur, speaker and connector, Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about social media, PR, marketing, advertising and customer service. Visit for information.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25; visit

Botany for Gardeners

In this hands-on class, learn why some shrubs are pruned immediately after flowering while others are pruned in late winter/early spring; how to tell a pine from a spruce and why it matters; and other common gardening techniques. Visit for information. Call 801-587-5433 to register.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $74; $64 for Red Butte Garden members

The History of Save Our Canyons - Alexis Kelner

Come hear Alexis Kelner, one of the founders of Save Our Canyons, noted ski historian and one of the modern pioneers of backcountry skiing in Utah. For more information and to register, visit or call 801-486-2100.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Where • REI Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Dancing With the Salt Lake Stars

Local Salt Lake City celebrities are hoping their fancy footwork will help create a Utah with less cancer and more birthdays, as they take to the dance floor for the annual "Dancing With the Salt Lake Stars" competition supporting American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, contact Debbie Nieuwenhoff at or call 801-493-4704. For more information on Relay for Life, go to

When • Friday, March 1, from 6:30-10 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 per person or $40 a pair and includes dinner

Belly Dance Spring Fest

Spice up your life and join the festivities at the 11th Annual Belly Dance Spring Fest, the largest belly dance festival in Utah.

When • Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; children under 5 are free


Learn how to select, house and manage bees as we look at hive components, costs, assembly and location; use of a smoker; what to wear when working with bees; when to purchase bees and from whom; how to install bees into the hive; and how to keep your bees healthy. To register or for more information, call 801-587-5433 or visit

When • Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Where • University of Utah Continuing Education Annex, 1901 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $97; visit

Trail Running Basics

Trail running can be a great change of pace from the jog around the neighborhood. Learn about technique, training, clothing and footwear specific to the sport of trail running. Visit for information.

When • Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.

Where • REI Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Great Salt Lake Audubon Bird Survey, Mountain Dell Recreation Area

Even in winter, interesting birds can still be seen. Meet in the parking lot just west of REI for a morning of birding. Call John at 801-322-2171 or Allene at 801-467-3960 for more information.

When • Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m.

Where • REI Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free