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Feeling bad about elbowing an old lady in the face during a mad Black Friday scramble? Well, nothing salves the conscience like dropping off some warm winter clothing for those in need, which you can do on Black Friday at the Community Coat Exchange. This weekend, you can also stand in solidarity with Ferguson and join a rally against police brutality. Next week, SLC residents will want to stop by a Capital Improvement Board open house and help the city prioritize how to spend federal funds in the coming year on affordable housing projects and other social services. You can also learn more about making the county bike friendly at the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Community Coat Exchange
Friday, Nov. 28

A lot of people are in need of warm winter clothes, and if that includes you, you're welcome to swing by this event and pick up a new coat, no questions asked. If you'd like to exchange a coat, you can do that, too, and if you'd simply like to donate some warm coats or other clothing items, do it here, and they'll get to the people who need them this winter season.
Pioneer Park, 400 S. 300 West, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. www.CoatExchange.org

SLC Stands With Ferguson
Saturday, Nov. 29

In the days since a grand jury declined to indictOfficer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager from Ferguson, Mo., riots and outrage have swept the country, and people have called for further investigation into the racially charged incident. Here in Salt Lake City, a rally will be held featuring speakers such as former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson to show solidarity with Ferguson and to call for an end to police shootings in Utah and elsewhere.
Wallace Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., http://citywk.ly/1FoCTTq

Community Development Open House
Monday, Dec. 1

Every year, the city receives federal funds for affordable-housing projects and economic opportunities for the have-nots in our city. Swing by this open house and give your input on how the city should prioritize this funding to help SLC's low-income and homeless populations.
Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, 801-535-7712, Dec. 1, 5:30-7 p.m., SLCGov.com


Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
Wednesday, Dec. 3

A citizen-led committee gathers each month to discuss how to make the roads open and friendly for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians in Salt Lake County. If you have a desire to make your community not just driveable, but bikeable, walkable and overall just more liveable, then drop by the meeting and learn more about the committee's mission.
Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, 385-468-7028, 5:30 p.m., SLCO.org/Bicycle/

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