Weekend Express: Orchids, baby animals, goats and more
Teen Poetry Extravaganza • Nathan Cummings, a National Student Poet – the nation’s highest honor for young poets — will lead an interactive poetry workshop for Salt Lake City youth followed by a set of poetry readings during which he will be joined by local poets, Willy Paloma and Sara Caldiero. Information, www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/2910/.
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South
Spring Orchid Show • Celebrate spring with the Utah Orchid Society by viewing and purchasing a wide variety of orchids that have been growing in local homes and greenhouses. Information, www.utahorchidsociety.org.
When: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday (2:30 p.m. open forum on the care of orchids); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Red Butte Garden Orangerie, 300 Wakara Way
Admission: The orchid show is free but Red Butte admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for children ages 3-17.
Feis Na Barn To Save The Goats • A day and night of Irish song, dance and food; classes, demonstrations, contests, crafts, farm-animal petting and horse rides. A portion of proceeds will go to the Old Irish Goat Society. Information, planet-goat.com/.
When: Noon Saturday till whenever
Where: Planet Goat, 1470 W. Highway 199, Rush Valley, Tooele County
Admission: Adults $12, kids over age 3 $7, kids 3 and under free. (Irish stew dinner is $15 for adults, $10 for children over age 3.)