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Letters & Conversations

The state legislative session is over, and we are entering the Interim period of the year when legislators go back to their day jobs and come together once a month to study and debate current issues facing Utah and policies to address them. That means there is plenty of opportunity for community members to stay engaged and impact the issues. Learn how you can make a meaningful difference over Interim by attending an upcoming Action Utah Letters & Conversations event! These popular workshops will give you tools and ideas for becoming more civically engaged leading up to the next election and 2020 state legislative session. Sign up for Letters & Conversations! Get all your questions answered at this casual community workshop! Action Utah provides how-to’s, tips and tools so you can make a meaningful difference with your civic engagement over Interim, including: - How to communicate with your elected officials at any level of government so you can get your voice heard - When to call vs when to email and how to email effectively - Tools for in-person meetings - How to write a letter to the editor that sways hearts, minds and votes No experience necessary.

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Dust on Snow

$5 per person; free for Swaner members. University of Utah geographer, Dr. S. McKenzie Skiles, will share her important research into the fascinating feedback loop involving Great Salt Lake, dust, and accelerating snowmelt in the Wasatch Mountains, and how it threatens our drinking water and “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” This event is brought to you in partnership with Park City Municipal's My Sustainable Year campaign.

Registration is required to attend.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower

We will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower April 26-28th, 2019. The event is from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, April 26, and 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. There will be activities for all ages, including silent auction items, games, crafts, and much more. We will have our animal ambassadors on display with our team of knowledgeable handlers. This event is free.

Lady Lamb with Renata Zeiguer and Alex Schaaf

Ryan Innes "Stripped + Bare" w/ Jay Warren

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Weller Book Works

It's Independent Bookstore Day! Join Weller Book Works for a day of celebration and festivities! The IDB Passport is back, Tony Weller returns with his custom stenciling, there will be exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merch, and a lot more! Exclusive merchandise available ONLY Independent Bookstore Day, ONLY at Weller Book Works: -Charles Bukowski: Uncensored (on Vinyl). We should all be feminists pouch: a great selection of Author pins including Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Neil Gaiman and Toni Morrison and more.

Activities: Tony Weller is back with his custom designed stenciling! Do you have something big enough to be stenciled on? Bring it on by! Tony will be stenciling from 12 - 2 PM. Make sure to have your item dropped off by 2. All items will be available for pick by or before 4 PM. There will also be a raffle to win an exquisitely elaborate, detailed item. The stencils and raffle are free.

The following are 10 AM to 4 PM and are free: -Take a spin of our prize wheel. Prizes galore. Good Ones.  One spin to customer, please. -Face painting for the kids. Choose your own ARC. Browse our Advance Reader's Copies and take one home.

We're not alone! We are partnering with other Indie bookstores in the area to create an IBD PASSPORT. Here's how it works: Visit Weller Book Works, The King's English in Salt Lake, The Printed Word in Sandy, or Booked on 25th in Ogden to pick up your passport. Visit each of the stores on April 27. Get each store to mark the appropriate box on your passport. When you fill your passport, just leave it with the last store you visit. Make sure to fill out your contact information. Each store will draw a winner to receive 20% of all purchases for a year. Some restrictions apply.

What is Independent Bookstore Day? Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different! There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. Why celebrate independent bookstores? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Come get your indie on!

The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms – Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey – offer compelling evidence that this tradition is alive and well, with a deceptively unadorned musical approach that offers “creative turns of phrase, gorgeous harmonies, and an ageless sound”

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National Library Month: You Belong at the County Library

April in National Library Month. Show your love for the County Library and the community by sharing your library experience on social media and donating food at your local branch to receive a fine waiver of up to $5 per County Library card (on existing fines only). #thecountylibrary All County Library Branches April 1–30

Rio Grande Concert Series: Cayucas

Rio Grande Concert series returns this May. A mix of high-profile national and local acts will be playing in Olympic Plaza every Thursday in May. These concerts are free and open to the public. Blankets and picnics welcome! Food Trucks, craft beer and cocktails will be available for purchase to those 21+. Doors open at 6 p.m. Opener at 7 p.m. Headliner at 8:30 pm

May 2: Cayucas (Headliner)

May 9: Ugly Boys (Headliner) + Ivouries

May 16: Cub Sport (Headliner) + Divorce Court

May 23: Slothrust (Headliner) + TBD

May 30: Geographer (Headliner) + TBD

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Outdoor Adventures with Utah's Hogle Zoo

Join us for a family friendly hike along the Bonneville Shoreline trail! We will spend the morning hiking along the rolling trail and learning about the history of the lake. $5 per person.

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