This weekend you can brave the fickle spring elements and take part in a walk for the cure of tuberous sclerosis complex. Researchers believe a breakthrough on the debilitating disease could lead to developments in multiple other diseases. If the weather is more suitable for sipping, you can take part in the Empty Bowl soup event and enjoy a simple meal and gift bowl with benefits to help fight hunger. Later in the week, you can hear the Salt Lake City Planning Commission discuss the West Salt Lake Master Plan, and give your thoughts on how planners can best represent the west side.
Step Forward to Cure TSC
Saturday, May 7
Tuberous sclerosis complex may be a disease you’ve never heard of, but chances are you’ve heard of some of its many manifestations: epilepsy, autism, kidney disease, diabetes and even cancer. Researchers believe a breakthrough on TSC could mean equally important success with all these related diseases. So come learn more and take part in a walk to raise awareness and funding to combat this disease.
Liberty Park, 650 E. 1100 South, 801-664-4811, May 7, registration at 10 a.m., walk starts at 11 a.m., TSAlliance.org
Saturday, May 7
From emptiness comes form, or something like that … anyway, take part in the symbolism of fighting empty bowls and empty stomachs by attending the St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Empty Bowls dining event. Courtesy of Clay Arts Utah and Catholic Community Services, you can enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread and take home an artisan bowl with a suggested $15 donation going to help fight hunger among Utah’s homeless.
St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center, 437 W. 200 South, May 7, noon-4 p.m., $15 donation, EmptyBowlsUtah.org
Salt Lake City Planning Commission
Wednesday, May 11
The Planning Commission will be formulating recommendations and suggestions for the developing West Salt Lake Master Plan. If you want to learn more about west side parking, infrastructure development and housing density, attend this meeting.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 326, 801-535-6107, May 11, 5:30 p.m., SLCGov.com/CED/Planning