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Weekend Express: Your fun-stuff planning tool
First Published Jun 08 2012 10:50 am • Last Updated Jun 08 2012 10:59 am

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit nowsaltlake.com.

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43rd Annual Special Olympics » Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Herriman High School, 11917 S. 6000 West, Herriman. More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from around Utah will compete this year.

Mountain Man Living History Camp » 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, This is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. A living history encampment including a Traders Row, Native American Village, and Mountaineer and Long hunter encampments. Admission: $10/adults, $7/seniors, $7/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under). More information, www.thisistheplace.org/what_to_do/mountain_man.shtml or 801-582-1847.

Thanksgiving Point Scottish Days » Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving Point Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Join 12,000 for Scottish dancing, Highland athletics, bagpipes, games and much more. Admission $5-$15. More information, www.thanksgivingpoint.org/ or 801-768-4900.

Orem Summerfest » Friday and Saturday, City Center Park, 300 E. Center St., Orem. Family fun in the summer with a parade, children’s crafts, apache helicopter, fireworks and more. More information, http://summerfest.orem.org/or 801-229-7506.

Ogden Arts Festival » Friday and Saturday, Historic 25th Street and Union Station, Ogden. Artists booths, free kids ARTivities, live music, food court, beer garden, plein air auction, free films from the Foursite Film Institute and more. More information, www.ogdenartsfestival.com or 801-393-9890.

Foursite Film Festival » Friday and Saturday, Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. The Foursite Film Festival has moved to the summer to cater to the outdoor enthusiasts who may be visiting and will be sharing the use of Ogden Union Station with the Ogden Arts Festival. More information, www.foursitefilmfest.com or 801-390-0561.

Wild Horse & Burro Festival » Friday and Saturday, Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, Tooele. The primary goal of this horse show is to learn and have fun. Another goal is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate what a wild horse can accomplish when given proper care and training. More information, www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/utah_wild_horse__.html or 435-843-4020.


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Springville Art City Days » Friday and Saturday, Springville Acres Arts Park, 700 S. 1300 East, Springville. Grand parade, vendor booths, craft boutique, 5K, baby contest, Dutch oven cook-off, hot air balloons, fireworks and more. More information, www.utahvalley.com/events/details.aspx?ID=105 or 801-489-2734.

Utah Valley Parade of Homes » Noon-9 p.m. daily, Friday through June 23, closed Sundays and Mondays. The Parade of Homes houses range in price from entry-level to multi-million dollar homes. They are located throughout Utah County. Admission $10. More information, www.uvparade.com/ or 801-850-5467.

Rummage Sale » 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Community of Grace Presbyterian Church, 2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 South), Sandy. The Presbyterian Women of Community of Grace Church will hold a fundraiser rummage sale.

Quilt Walk Festival » Friday and Saturday, downtown Panguitch. Celebrate Panguitch’s rich heritage, enjoy quilting classes, a chocolate festival, tractor parade, the Main Street Dinner theater play depicting the story of the quilt walk, trunk show, art show and more. More information, www.quiltwalk.org/ or 435-676-2651,

Desert Rocks » Friday through Sunday, Kane Creek (8 miles west of Moab). The festival includes an eclectic mix of funk, rock, reggae, folk, and bluegrass music playing through sunrise. Headliners include The Derek Trucks Band, Hot Buttered Rum, Eric McFaddin Trio w/ Bernie Worrell of Parliament, Lebo (from ALO), The Motet, Blue Turtle Seduction, Joseph Israel, Stonefed, Wisebird, Ten Mile Tide and many more. More information, https://www.desertrocks.org/ or 435-259-8825.

2012 Utah Statewide Archaeological Society (USAS) Convention » Friday and Saturday, CEU Arts & Events Center, 715 W. 200 South, Blanding. Speakers include Terri Paul, director of Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Don Simonis, BLM archaeologist; Lee Grench, BLM archaeologist; Ben Bellorado, archaeologist on the Comb Ridge survey project. Admission $15 in advance (plus meals), $20 at the door. For more information, and a full schedule, www.utaharchaeology.org.

National Get Outdoors Day » Saturday. Among other things, GO DAY provides for free admission to national parks. More information, www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.

35th Annual Asian Festival » 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. Cultural performances, children’s activity center, ethnic food and more. More information, www.utahasianfestival.com.

Urban Challenge Utah » 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, The Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St. Utah’s wackiest competitors will take to the streets of Salt Lake, navigating their way to different landmarks and local businesses, where they will complete tasks that challenge the body, mind and senses. Admission $100 per team. More information, www.urbanchallengeutah.com or 801-262-9474.

Great Salt Lake swim » Saturday, Great Salt Lake Marina, 1075 S. 13312 West, Magna. Beginning 9:30 a.m., swimmers will begin an eight-mile swim from the south end of Antelope Island State Park to Black Rock; at noon, another group will begin a one-mile swim from the marina to Black Rock. Best viewing opportunities are at the marina and Black Rock Beach. More information, www.greatsaltlakeopenwater.com.

Family Art Saturday: "Dot to Dot" » 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple. Connect the dots in this special double art day: decoupage switch plate covers and decorate a piano with dots. Family Art Saturday invites children aged 5-12 and their adult companions to explore UMOCA exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. More information, www.utahmoca.org or 801-328-4201.

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