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Fall Boutique

The Fall Boutique will be held at the Kearns Senior Center. There will be handmade jewelry, afgans, and leather goods.

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When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where » Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center, 4851 W. 4715 South, Kearns

Tickets » Free

Women & Girls Lead Writing Project

SLCC Community Writing Center has created a community writing opportunity addressing the challenges and opportunities women face in the 21st century. Writing workshops will be held with the goal of encouraging people of different age, economic, ethnic, gender and orientation backgrounds to think and write about the topic.

Submit poetry, essay, letter to public official or testimonial of 500-1,000 words to the SLCC Community Writing Center through Jan. 30, 2013, at cwc@slcc.edu. Visit slcc.edu/cwc/upcoming-events.aspx for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.

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Where » Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Utah Humanities Book Festival

The 15th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival takes place during Oct., National Book Month, throughout the state. Visit www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm to find events. For more information: Contact Michael McLane at 801-359-9670 x104 or McLane@utahhumanities.org.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Where » The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Freewww.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm

Costume Sale

Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts will hold a costume sale in the Lair of the Shepherd Union Building. The sale will include clothing, vintage clothing, costumes, fabric, wigs, hats, some accessories, and other items. Proceeds go to support and maintain the costume studio. Nothing over $20. For more information contact Jean Louise England, Costume Studio Manager, 801-626-7768 or jeanengland@weber.edu.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where » Weber State University - Shepherd Union Ballroom, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is hosting its annual Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive. Give refugees a warm welcome to Salt Lake City by donating new or gently used coats, jackets, scarves, mittens/gloves, sweaters, hats, boots and snow pants. Contact Sarah Callicutt at 801-883-8457 for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

Where » International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, 221 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Assistance League’s Make a Difference Day

Gather up those children’s books you no longer use and help encourage children to read by participating in Assistance League’s "Make A Difference Day." Donate gently used children’s books that will be distributed throughout the Salt Lake area to child-based organizations. Donations will be accepted at Assistance League Thrift Shop.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 2090 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Barnyard Boo

Barnyard Boo offers less-spooky activities for younger goblins. With admission to Farm Country guests can participate in all the activities including: pony and wagon rides, face painting, boo bowling, and spider toss, harry horseshoes, boo-tacular obstacle course, and more. Visit thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/halloween_central/barnyardboo.html for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Where » Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets » $5; *

Da Vinci: the Genius

The Leonardo will celebrate one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time, Leonardo di Vinci. With over 200 pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions, the exhibition offers an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Visit www.theleonardo.org/ecommerce/visit/tickets for tickets.

When » Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 south, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $17.50-$19.50; $10.50 for members;www.theleonardo.org/ecommerce/visit/tickets

Fittest State Festival

The Fittest State Festival will feature hundreds of exhibitors sharing the latest in health and fitness products and informational sessions on how to achieve a more active lifestyle. The festival is part of the Utah Marathon. Visit www.utahmarathon.com for information.

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