If you're ready to finally shed winter pounds and apathy, now is the season for some spring training. What better way to get your body and conscience in shape than with a good 5K fun run and walk to benefit legal services for Utah's poor. Get your greens by taking part in a plant sale to benefit disabled adults. Later in the week, you can start your day right by joining local antinuclear activists HEAL Utah at its spring breakfast fundraiser.
And Justice for All 5K Fun Run
Saturday, May 14
The legal eagles of nonprofit And Justice for All are holding their 29th annual Law Day 5K fun run and walk fundraiser this week. For a $35 registration fee, you can kick-start your spring training and help support the organization's mission to provide free legal aid to Utah's low-income, disabled veterans and other vulnerable community members.
S.J. Quinney School of Law, 332 S. 1400 East, University of Utah, 801-924-3182, May 14, register at 7 a.m., race at 8 a.m., AndJusticeForAll.org
Murray Greenhouse Foundation Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14
It's not too late to prep your garden for the summer, and it's never too late to help support organizations like the Murray Greenhouse Foundation, which teaches young disabled adults life skills through working in the greenhouse nursery, which is holding its second-annual plant sale. Stock up on tomatoes, eggplants, herbs and more while helping the greenhouse continue to provide life skills to intellectually disabled adults.
Murray Greenhouse, 6366 S. 900 East, 801-266-0669, May 14, 9 a.m-5 p.m., MurrayGreenhouse.org
HEAL Utah Breakfast & Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 18
The environmental watchdogs at HEAL Utah are passionate foes of waste that glows, and they're looking for a little help this spring. Join HEAL at its eighth-annual spring breakfast and fundraiser, where environmental journalist Jonathan Schell will give a keynote speech about the dangers of a nuclear future to the planet and its people. There is no charge to attend, but guests are encouraged to RSVP.
Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, University of Utah, 801-574-8593, May 18, 7:30-8:30 a.m., HEALUtah.org