Events

Dimple Dell Park Earth Day Cleanup

Join over 500 residents from across the Salt Lake Valley who are expected to work as volunteers for the Dimple Dell Preservation Community’s 2nd Annual Earth Day Park Clean Up. The service event will take place on Saturday morning, April 21st in Dimple Dell Regional Park, a 646-acre wilderness preserve located in Sandy, Utah. The Dimple Dell Preservation Community is a grass roots citizen organization which arose in 2017 to oppose pavement of the county regional park’s North Rim Trail. Since last year’s “Keep Dimple Dell Wild” campaign, the DDPC has has emerged as a leading community group to educate people on the historical and environmental importance of the Dimple Dell open space. This year the group’s new motto, “I’m a Voice for Preservation,” will be emblazoned on tshirts, bumper stickers, coins and pins that will be available to the public on Saturday. “Last year’s Earth Day Cleanup focused on just a small section of the park and still we removed over 2 tons of garbage—that’s over 4,000 pounds! For this year’s event, we have a much more ambitious goal to tackle the whole park, top to bottom,” said Monica Zoltanski, President of the Dimple Dell Preservation Community. “This event allows volunteers to have fun with family and friends, while cleaning up and giving back to Mother Earth, and learning about environmental preservation initiatives in our local community.” Salt Lake County Parks & Rec crews will be on hand to immediately remove the debris collected on Saturday. The citizen action event will be attended by several civic leaders including Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams and Sandy City Mayor Kurt Bradburn, as well as County and City council members. Local corporate and community sponsors include Mark Miller Subaru, HEAL Utah, the Granite Community Council., Monica Zoltanski for Utah, Kurt Bradburn, C-A-L Ranch Stores, the Trans-Jordan Landfill, Ace Hardware, Mark Thackery Graphic Design, Keep it Marketing, and the Wasatch Trail Series. “We are grateful for the support of our community for enhancing the Dimple Dell open space where wildlife can roam free, and native plants can grow in pristine and natural conditions unaltered by development,” Zoltanski said. “Our citizen volunteers and sponsors are so important in promoting the park so everyone can learn about it’s unique terrain and experience its sense of majesty and serenity not found in other parks.” Volunteers planning to attend this clean up event must check in at 9:30 AM at Wrangler Trail Head at 10350 South 1300 East. From there, volunteers will be assigned to a work zone where they will remove trash that has blown into the park over the winter, pull invasive weeds species such as the Myrtle Spurge and thistle, paint old benches, paint over graffiti, and identify larger items for removal. Volunteers are reminded to bring their own water bottles and wear work gloves, long sleeve shirts, long pants and sturdy hiking shoes.. Shovels, hand trowels, and garbage grabbers are also encouraged.. For more information, please contact: Monica Zoltanski, Dimple Dell Preservation Community President, dimpledellwild@gmail.com


Navajo Rug Art Show, Sale and Silent Auction

Discover the cultural history and artistry of contemporary and vintage Navajo weavings at the sixth annual Navajo Rug Art Show, Sale and Silent Auction, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with Toh-Atin Gallery of Durango, CO. — Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, University of Utah.

Nearly 150 handcrafted rugs will be on display, available for silent bid, or as “buy it now” items at 20 percent over the minimum bid (if no outstanding bid exists). Each rug is the creative work of a unique Navajo artist, “the only tribal people in the world still weaving on the upright traditional loom with no mechanical shuttles or mechanical aids of any kind,” according to H. Jackson Clark II, owner of Toh-Atin Gallery, Native American art trader and expert on Navajo weaving.

From the early traditions as a wearing blanket, to floor rugs and more recently as unique pieces of fine art, Navajo weavings are continually evolving and still highly prized by art lovers and collectors alike. 

Admission to the show and sale is free to the public. Rugs range in price from $100 to $20,000, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Museum. Silent auction bidding ends at 4:00 p.m. For additional information and details, visit: https://nhmu.utah.edu/navajo.


96 Hour Emergency Kit Fair

Did you know it takes about 96 Hours or more to get to a city after a disaster? Please come to a community 96 Hour Emergency Kit Fair on Saturday, April 21st from 10 AM until 1 PM to get emergency preparedness information, component parts for a kit or a complete 96 hour kit. Come just long enough to pick up what you need or stay for all three hours.

More information online: https://www.slc-avenues.org/news-events/calendar/171


Rio Grande Downtown Farmers Market

Rio Grande Downtown Farmers Market was founded in 2013 in response to Salt Lake City's demand for fresh local goods all year round.
Hosted in the historic Rio Grande Depot, this market allows growers to extend the season, and features fresh vegetables from late season harvests and area greenhouses. Like the summer markets, it also offers the best of the region's grass-fed meats, dairy, honey, eggs, baked goods, and seasonal offerings for the holidays.

The Market will be held every Saturday through April 21st from 10am to 2pm

This is the last Market of the season.  Stay tuned for the Summer Market!


Earth Day at the Ogden Nature Center

The Ogden Nature Center is holding its annual Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 21, from 11 am – 4 pm.  There will be fun and engaging activities, puppets, a water-wise perennial plant sale, ephemeral land art, live performances, green gurus, environmental experts, arts, crafts, fresh food carts and trucks and more. All ages are invited. Admission:  $4 per person;  Earth Day will be held rain or shine; Alternative transportation and carpooling is encouraged

Workshops
• Composting  1:00 & 3:15 pm
• Puppet making  1:30 pm
• End Plastic Pollution  1:45 pm
• Storytelling  12 noon & 2:30 pm

Fun Activities
• WSU Botany Club: head wreaths
• WSU sun scope
• Climbing wall: Cliffhanger Recreation
• Local Artisan Collective children’s activities
• Face painting
• Species Invaders
• Children’s Hour
• Nature crafts
• Trail Tales


Third Saturday for Families at UMFA

Paper Tile Mosaics: find inspiration in the Greek and Roman collection with its ancient mosaic floor fragment. We will carefully plan and place paper mosaic tiles to build one-of-a-kind treasures.


Third Saturday for Families: Paper Tile Mosaics

Find inspiration in the Greek and Roman collection with its ancient mosaic floor fragment. We will carefully plan and place paper mosaic tiles to build one-of-a-kind treasures.


Book Signing

Author Aften Brook Szymanski will be at the Murray Barnes & Noble signing copies of her brand new Sci Fi novel "Cheat Code" April 21st from 1 - 3 p.m.


Special Author Story Time with Jennifer Adams

She isn’t a princess—she’s a warrior goddess! You don’t have to be a grown-up to be a hero, and I Am a Warrior Goddess shows how in the empowering tale of a little girl with big aspirations. Through the clever play between illustration and text, young readers learn how each day is full of opportunities to make a positive impact with ordinary actions. As our heroine connects with the earth, takes care of her body, and finds strength in kindness, she discovers her inner warrior goddess and inspires young girls everywhere to do the same. Join us Saturday afternoon, April 21st, for a special Children's Storytime with author Jennifer Adams, who will read her new picture book I Am a Warrior Goddess and a couple other selections. We'll put out some cookies! This event will start at 2:00 p.m.


Mundi Live featuring Gigi Love

Gigi will share songs from her album National Parks Centennial Songs, along with a slideshow of her favorite parks. In 2017, she traveled the US performing in the national parks and aboard Amtrak, long distance trains as the Trails and Rails Troubadour.