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When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

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

Tickets » Free www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm

Panels from The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Created to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS over the last decades, The AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a political and social statement about the impact of this plague. It is a part of SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery fall exhibition, "Everything In Between: Art Quilts, Fabric Collage, and Embroidery, Panels from The AIDS Memorial Quilt."

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City

Tickets » Free


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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. 19 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. 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 2090 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Tri City Nursery Straw Maze

Tri City Nursery will offer a Halloween straw maze.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Where » Tri City Nursery, 395 S. Deseret Drive, Kaysville

Tickets » Free

Haunted Rainforest

Come see The Living Planet Aquarium’s Journey to South America transformed into the "Haunted Rainforest." Bring your family through the depths of the spooky rainforest where you will encounter man-eating piranha, ghoulish figures, giant anacondas, swamp witches, and Goliath bird-eating spiders. Visit thelivingplanet.com/index.php/daily-activities for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, Sandy

Tickets » $9.95; *bit.ly/Ryi1mu

Take Home Craft: Monster Book Mark

Stop by the library and pick up a take home craft to make Monster Book Mark at home. No registration required.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

Where » Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets » Free

Bagley Cartoons Utah: The Easiest Job in the World

Pioneer Theatre Company’s Loge Gallery presents "Bagley Cartoons Utah: The Easiest Job in the World," an exhibit by local cartoonist Pat Bagley. The political cartoon sketches will be on display during the run of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Oct. 19‚ÄìNov. 3, 2012.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

Where » Pioneer Theatre Company - The Loge Gallery, 300 E. 1400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Applications

UMOCA will sponsor an Artist-in-Residence Program. The UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Program is the only long-term artist residency designed specifically to meet the needs of artists living in Utah. Visit www.utahmoca.org/artist-in-residence for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

Where » Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $10.00;

Clothing Drive and Bake Sale Fundraiser

The Salt Lake City Ballet will hold its annual Clothing Drive and Bake Sale. The school will accept public donations of gently used dance wear, costumes, and clothing. From donations they create a thrift shop where the community "shops" for dance wear, costumes and clothing.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Where » Salt Lake City Ballet Children’s Academy, 1164 S. Main, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

University of Utah Juried Student Show

Each year, Williams Fine Art invites students at the University of Utah College of Fine Arts to apply for the annual juried student show. The top award winner receives a solo art show at the gallery. This year, Andrew Roth will be the featured artist. The opening reception is Oct. 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. Visit www.williamsfineart.com/#!news--events/ctym for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where » Williams Fine Art, 60 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Dog Days in the Gardens

Thanksgiving Point will host "Dog Days in the Gardens" to celebrate all things canine with a variety of activities for guests and their dogs. Visit thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/dogdays/index.html for information.

When » Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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

Tickets » $10.00; *Free for members;thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/dogdays/index.html

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