Seasons change, leaves die and the nights grow longer, but the need is always present for committed souls to support charitable endeavors and participate in local government. Start with a fundraising dinner for the University of Utah’s Women’s Resource Center. The following evening, celebrate the Legal Aid Society’s battles against domestic violence. Later in the weekend, you won’t want to miss an important city open house on planned sites for bicycle safety lanes in the city.
U of U Women’s Resource Center Fundraiser
Thursday, Sept. 16
The University of Utah’s Women’s Resource Center has operated as a bastion of social justice and gender equality on campus and in the community since 1971, advocating for women on campus and even helping create the state’s Consortium for Women in Higher Education. Help support the center at this fundraising dinner, featuring food, music and wine.
Cactus & Tropicals, 2735 S. 2000 East, 801-581-8030, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., $55. SA.Utah.edu/Women
A Celebration of Justice Over Domestic Violence
Friday, Sept. 17
The local Legal Aid Society is inviting you to join in a celebration against domestic violence. The gala, hosted by KUER/ RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio, will feature delicious eats, silent and live auctions and a special guest, author Sarah Southerland. Tickets are $125, with all proceeds going to the Legal Aid Society to help with its mission of protecting victims of domestic violence, counseling and offering support for low-income families.
Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main, 801-924-3177, Sept. 17, 6-11 p.m., LegalAidSocietyofSaltLake.org
Safety Improvement Open House
Saturday, Sept. 18
Seeking a more pedal-friendly urban landscape, the city is holding an open house for input on adding bicycle lanes along 1300 East between Interstate 80 and 3300 South, as well as installing new automated lighting- fixture crosswalks, including one at 1300 East and Stratford Avenue. Show up, speak out and be heard.
Nibley Park Elementary School, 2785 S. 800 East, Sept. 18, 9-11 a.m., SLCGov.com/Transportation