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Weekend Express: Utah’s activity planning guide
First Published Nov 30 2012 11:54 am • Last Updated Dec 01 2012 11:01 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 www.sltrib.com/entertainment.

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Bighorn Sheep Watch

Bighorn sheep rut this time of year, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is holding its annual bighorn sheep viewing party Saturday. Viewers should meet 8 a.m. at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. Then a DWR employee will guide participants to a viewing area adjacent to town. Citizens are asked to bring binoculars or a spotting scope and a camera. For more information, call Brent Stettler at 435-613-3707 or email brentstettler@utah.gov.

When » Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 8 a.m.

Where » Meet at the John Wesley Powell Museum, 1765 E. Main St. in Green River

Tickets » Free

Orangeville Christmas celebration

The Emery County town is celebrating the holiday Saturday. At 2 p.m. is a fun run, walk or ATV ride. Judging for the chili cooking and gingerbread house competition begins at 4 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa Claus for $1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The movie "The Santa Clause" will be shown at 8 p.m.


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When » Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 2 p.m.

Where » 80 N. Main St. in Orangville

Tickets » Free, but pictures with Santa cost $1

Utah Arts Festival Gallery Holiday Show

The Utah Arts Festival Gallery will present its "Holiday Show" with Melody & Kurt Bellock, David Leslie, Michael Lucarelli, Sally Neilson, Marta Albee, Amber DeBirk, Marian McDevitt, Sandra Seifert, Patricia Street and Kay Wankier.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West #120, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Linnie Brown - Painterly Cottages Exhibit

The Kimball Art Center will present the artwork of Linnie Brown as part of the Cut & Paste series. Brown’s exhibit, Painterly Cottages, explores the use of various art media including painting, drawing and collage and how the various mediums create conflict and harmony. Visit kimballartcenter.org for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets » Free

Artist + Teacher = Inspiration Squared

Five art teachers from around the state are coming together to exhibit their work in "Artist + Teacher = Inspiration Squared." For more information, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B in the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or visit arts.usu.ed.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Utah State University - Chase Fine Arts Center, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan

Tickets » Free

Bank of Utah - Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Coat Drive

Bank of Utah will host a "Warm Bodies, Warm Souls" coat drive from Nov. 26 - Dec. 14. The public is invited to donate new or clean, gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets at Bank of Utah branch locations. The cold weather gear will then be distributed to homeless and low income families through various charities. In addition to the coat drive, Bank of Utah will host its 60th anniversary open house Dec. 5, 4-6 p.m. Visit www.bankofutah.com for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Bank of Utah, Orem Office, 1000 W. 800 North, Orem

Tickets » Free

SUU Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale

Southern Utah University’s Ceramics Guild’s Holiday Sale features a colorful variety of gift items and table ware for purchase created by SUU ceramics students. The event will be held in the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Center. Visit www.suu.edu/arts for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » Southern Utah University, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City

Tickets » Free

Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition

The Springville Museum of Art will host Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition. The museum will also welcome its new director and chief curator, Rita R. Wright on Nov. 16, 2012. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.smofa.org for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville

Tickets » Free; Closed Nov. 21-23, Dec. 25-26.;

Holiday Window Stroll

Four international illustrators have been commissioned to create 14 unique displays for this year’s theme, "Celebrating the Language of the Holidays Around the World," that honors the cultural diversity of holidays and festive celebrations around the globe.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

Where » Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets » Freegrandamerica.com/promotions/Holiday-Attractions-2012

Jewelry Trunk Show

The Natural History Museum of Utah will show a stunning collection of jewelry for sale as part of its Annual Holiday Trunk Show sponsored by the Museum Store. The store’s trunk show will feature handmade jewelry items made by six local artists. Visit www.nhmu.utah.edu for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where » Natural History Museum of Utah - Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $11.00; *Members are free;

Dexterity Salon Fundraiser for Candy Cane Corner

Dexterity Salon is helping local low-income families and individuals this holiday season by hosting a collection drive for the Candy Cane Corner store. Dexterity Salon is asking clients and the community to join in the spirit of charity by donating new, unwrapped items including: clothing for all ages, linens, household appliances and toys. Visit dexteritysalon.com/community for information.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Dexterity Salon, 777 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Winter Charity Drive

Herriman Library is sponsoring a winter charity drive to help refugees living in Salt Lake County. The library will accept donations of new blankets, coats, hats, gloves and socks from through Dec. 6, 2012. All donations will support Catholic Community Services of Utah, a non-profit organization. For more information call Herriman Library at 801-944-7680, or visit the library’s calendar of events at www.slcolibrary.org.

When » Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » Herriman Library, 5440 W. Main , Herriman

Tickets » Free

Holiday Market at Gallivan Center

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