Fall Planting Workshop, Texas Uprising, Rock & Roll Alzheimer’s Fundraiser 

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If you’ve procrastinated getting the most of your summer and your summertime activism, it’s still not too late to accomplish both. This week, you can take part in a fall-planting class courtesy of Wasatch Gardens, rock out to some fine blues tunes or meet Elvis—all in the name of charity.

Fall-Planting Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 7

Growing your own produce is a great way to be self-reliant, but you don’t have to let your beds and green thumb go unused during the fall. Come check out this free workshop on extending your growing season with hardier crops like greens, root veggies and brassicas. There will also be some garlic basics and discussions on cover crops and season extenders, courtesy of guest instructor Farmer Pete from Sandhill Farms.
Tomato Garden, 600 E. 800 South, 801-359-2658, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-noon. Register at WasatchGardens.org

Texas Uprising: Intermountain Donor Services Fundraiser
Saturday, Aug. 7

The 15th annual Texas Uprising festivities are being presented by Intermountain Donor Services, which is calling upon lovers of good barbecue, Texas Hold ’Em and blues music to help raise awareness of the need for more organ donors in the state. Enjoy the fare at Pat’s BBQ, winner of City Weekly’s 2010 Best of Utah for barbecue, while jamming to the tunes of the Texas Uprising band as well as the Disgusting Brothers Band while you help raise money and awareness for organ donation and transplantation. $40 at the door.
Pat’s BBQ, 155 W. Commonwealth Ave. (2125 South), 801-484-5963, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m., TexasUprising.com

“Back to the ’50s” Rock & Roll Alzheimer’s Fundraiser
Saturday, Aug. 7

Burgers, Cokes and root-beer floats—can’t get more all-American than that, right? Wrong. Add an Elvis impersonator to the mix and you’ve got yourself a fun, uber-American charity event with all proceeds helping the Alzheimer’s Association. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for a family of four or more, and participants can take part in a raffle to win prizes like weekend hotel packages to the Eureka casino in Mesquite, Nev.
Canyon Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care, 7235 S. Union Park Ave., 801-568-9909, Alz.org/Utah

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