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Weekend Express: Orchids, baby animals, goats and more

Published April 7, 2014 8:49 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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Baby Animal Season • Pet a lamb or hold a fluffy chick and experience life in the 19th century. Information, http://www.thisistheplace.org/todays_fun/baby_animal_season.html.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Sundays through May 23

Where: This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave.

Admission: Adult $11, children 3-11 $8, children 2 and under free

Park City Olympic Parade • More than 20 Olympians and Paralympians that live, train and coach in Park City will parade through the town. Athletes expected to participate include Joss Christensen (2014 freeskiing gold medalist), Steve Holcomb (2014 bobsled 2x bronze medalist), Ted Ligety (2014 alpine skiing gold medalist), and Sage Kotsenburg (2014 snowboard gold medalist). Longtime Park City resident Stein Eriksen, 1952 alpine Olympic gold medalist, will lead the parade as grand marshal.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Park City Main Street

Admission: Free

Swaner EcoCenter Spring Celebration • Celebrate Earth Day, Easter and spring wtih eco-friendly crafts and activities for the whole family such as a bird show, dyeing eggs with natural materials, story telling, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Information, http://www.swanerecocenter.org/education-calendar/calendar/2014/04/05/spring-celebration-2014.html.

When: 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive, Park City

Admission: Free, but some activities require a small fee

Teen Poetry Extravaganza • Nathan Cummings, a National Student Poet – the nation's highest honor for young poets — will lead an interactive poetry workshop for Salt Lake City youth followed by a set of poetry readings during which he will be joined by local poets, Willy Paloma and Sara Caldiero. Information, http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/2910/.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Admission: Free

Spring Orchid Show • Celebrate spring with the Utah Orchid Society by viewing and purchasing a wide variety of orchids that have been growing in local homes and greenhouses. Information, http://www.utahorchidsociety.org.

When: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday (2:30 p.m. open forum on the care of orchids); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Red Butte Garden Orangerie, 300 Wakara Way

Admission: The orchid show is free but Red Butte admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for children ages 3-17.

Feis Na Barn To Save The Goats • A day and night of Irish song, dance and food; classes, demonstrations, contests, crafts, farm-animal petting and horse rides. A portion of proceeds will go to the Old Irish Goat Society. Information, planet-goat.com/.

When: Noon Saturday till whenever

Where: Planet Goat, 1470 W. Highway 199, Rush Valley, Tooele County

Admission: Adults $12, kids over age 3 $7, kids 3 and under free. (Irish stew dinner is $15 for adults, $10 for children over age 3.)

Egg-Cellent Adventure egg hunt • Learn about nesting birds found around the Nature Center and try your hand at bird identification. Several nests with painted wooden eggs will be the object of the hunt. Locate and record your finds from each nest to win a prize. Information, http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/calendar-a-links#/?i=1.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, but you should RSVP to 801-621-7595 by 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden

Admission: $3-$6