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Weekend Express: Utah Bird fest, Astronomy Day, Earthfest

First Published May 10 2014 01:24PM      Last Updated May 09 2014 11:14 am

Winkie a Great Horned Owl and third-grader Dallas Mullett take a good look at each other on Wednesday at the Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park. Third graders from Hawthorne Elementary in Salt Lake City previewed the Halloween activities the Aviary will be offering this weekend. In addition to arts, crafts and education programs there will be a "hoot-off" with Winkie. Prizes will go to those contestants whose hoots are most like Winkie's. Photo by Mike Kautz 10-23-02
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Where: Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South

Admission: $10 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under

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

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

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)

 

 

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