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Weekend Express: Utah Bird fest, Astronomy Day, Earthfest



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Humane Society of Utah grand opening » Help the society celebrate the opening of its new "The Wait Is Over, Rover" Dog Adoption Center. Activities include tours of the completed shelter, food, pet vendors, face paintings, a bounce castle and more. Information, www.utahhumane.org/.

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday

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Where: Humane Society of Utah, 4242 S. 300 West, Murray

Admission: Free

Celebrate Astronomy Day » Professional and amateur astronomers from across the country will gather to observe astronomy day at Clark Planetarium with free hands-on demonstrations and activities during the day and a star party that night. Information, clarkplanetarium.org/exhibits/astronomy-day/ or 385-468-STAR(7827).

When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the planetarium

Where: Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West; and the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, about 30 miles west of Salt Lake City

Admission: Free


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Adventure + Gear Expo » Outdoor gear vendors plus activities such as a bike demos, advanced and novice climbing, slackline demos, speakers and more. Olympic medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace will be signing autographs 5-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information, www.adventuregearexpo.com/.

When: Noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday

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

Admission: $10 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under; $25 for a famiy pack (two adults, two kids)

Golden Spike celebration » Golden Spike National Historic Site is celebrating the 145th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad with a re-enactment of the driving of the last spike. More information, www.nps.gov/gosp/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=592814-452862.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; program begins at 11:30 a.m., re-enactment begins at 12:20 p.m.

Where: Golden Spike National Historic Site,

Admission: Free

Ogden Union Station 90th Birthday » Celebrate National Train Day at Ogden Union Station as it observes its 90th birthday. Events include a LEGO model building competition, rides on railroad "speeders," a mini-train for children, demonstrations by a blacksmith, model train exhibits and more. For more information, theunionstation.org/90th/.

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