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Art, workshops & snow challenges

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // March 1,2012 -

This week, check out a fair where local women will exhibit and sell arts and crafts that celebrate their native cultures. Over the weekend, help prevent more incidents of burst pipelines in Salt Lake City by attending a workshop on pipeline safety. Later, you can hit the slopes and raise money for the nonprofit National Ability Center in Park City.

Connections: Connecting Women Through Art, Action & Awareness
T
hursday, March 1
This week, join KRCL Radio and the University of Utah’s Women’s Resource Center at a fair exhibiting the arts and crafts of local women—be they indigenous, international or from area refugee communities. The event is an opportunity to connect with the diversity all around us, and will also feature booths from local nonprofits that will provide information on how you can get involved in local advocacy efforts.
Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, 801-581-8030, March 1, 3-7 p.m., SA.Utah.edu/women

Pipeline 101 Workshops
Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3

In 2010, a Chevron pipeline broke twice over a period of six months, leaking as much as 800 barrels of oil into Red Butte Creek from the combined spills. Now, Salt Lake City wants to get citizens engaged in the basics of pipeline safety and involved in checking up on the pipelines. Workshops will also explain the regulations governing the pipes underneath residents’ feet.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-535-7171, March 2, 2-4 p.m.; Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, March 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., SLCClassic.com/oilspill/default.htm

Halti Ability Snow Challenge
Saturday, March 3

Park City nonprofit the National Ability Center is hosting its annual snow-challenge fundraiser. The group works to provide affordable outdoor recreational activities for people of different abilities. This year, teams or solo registrants can pay between $250 and $1,000 to enter the thrilling ski and snow challenges and be teamed up with Ability Center athletes, as well as local skiing legends.
Park City Mountain Resort, 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City, March 3, 8:30 a.m-2 p.m., DiscoverNAC.org/AbilitySnowChallenge. For more information, call Kristi Brangle at 435-649-3991, ext. 613

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

 
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