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(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) The Tracy Aviary on Saturday is hosting Exploring Our Communitrees, an up-close introduction to Utah's native trees and the birds that live in them.
Weekend Express: Home show, birds, bugs and ‘No Pants’ ride
First Published Jan 10 2014 11:26 am • Last Updated Jan 10 2014 11:30 am

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Salt Lake Home Show » Exhibitors and demonstrations on home improvement, design and organization plus cooking and much more. More information, www.saltlakecityhomeshow.com.

When: 2-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.

Admission: Adults $10 at the door, $8 online; seniors 60 and over $7, children 12 and under free

Exploring Our Communitrees » This program helps participants discover hidden wonders of local trees up-close and personal, and provides a few nose-to-beak experiences with some of the native birds that call them home. More information, www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events/#communitrees.

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South

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Admission: Free with aviary admission: adults $7, seniors 65 and older and students 13 and older $6, children 3-12 $5

Ring Around the Rose » Ballet West will present a performance designed to give children an introduction to ballet using the story and characters of "The Nutcracker" as part of Repertory Dance Theatre’s Ring Around the Rose series for children and families that explores dance, theatre, music and storytelling. More information, rdtutah.org/forkids.html.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Jeanné Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 South

Tickets: $5 (children 2 and under are free) from ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (2787)

Bug Brigade » Observe and handle live bugs to learn about their anatomy, behavior and important ecological roles. Bug Brigade takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. More information, www.nhmu.utah.edu/bug-brigade or 801-581-6927.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way

Admission: Adults $11, youth 13-24 and seniors 65 and older $9, children 3-12 $8

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