Weekend Express: Balloons in Monument Valley; elk festival; card-making

First Published Dec 14 2013 12:39PM      Last Updated Dec 13 2013 04:22 pm

(file | The Salt Lake Tribune) Elk eat at the Hardware Ranch in Cache County. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has slated $260,000 in grants for wildlife conservation projects in 19 Utah counties.

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Hardware Ranch Elk Festival » Family activities include making Christmas ornaments and bird feeders from natural materials. If the weather pushes elk into the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area’s meadow, you can take a sleigh ride through the herd. More information, wildlife.utah.gov/hardwareranch/ or 435-753-6206.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, 18 miles east of Hyrum on state Route 101

Admission: Festival activities are free. Sleigh rides through the elk herds cost $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-8. (cash or check only)

Family Art Saturday » Children and parents will focus on the relationship between imagery and text while producing their own unique set of holiday cards. More information, www.utahmoca.org/art-saturdays/.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple

Admission: Free

Dickens’ Christmas Festival » Crafts and food for sale, entertainment, Father Christmas set in an 19th century London atmosphere. More information, dickenschristmasfestival.com/.

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Admission: $7 adults, $6 65 and older, $5 children 4-12



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