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This weekend, stretch your calves and fly down the track for a 5k fun run to benefit the Ogden Nature Center. Later on in the week, West Valley City residents will not want to miss a public hearing on police conduct in the city. West Jordan residents will want to attend a hearing on the city’s proposed uses for federal grants for such worthwhile causes as the Road Home homeless shelter and the South Valley Sanctuary for victims of domestic violence.

Fly With the Flock
Saturday, May 10

The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve for all manners of flying and scurrying critters. This weekend, it will be invaded by fun runners looking to support the preserve by taking part in a 5k run and pancake breakfast. The 5k makes two laps through the scenic preserve and a 2.5k and a 100-yard dash competition are available for children. The staff will have some awesome birds of prey to show off as well.
Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 801-621-7595, May 10, same-day registration 6:30 a.m., race begins 8 a.m., OgdenNatureCenter.org

West Valley City Police Professional Standards Review Board
Wednesday, May 14

The West Valley City Police Department is still dealing with the aftermath of scandals erupting from the city’s now disbanded narcotics unit, including the questionable police shooting of 21-year-old Danielle Willard who was unarmed at the time she was killed. This hearing is an opportunity for the public to comment on police efforts and the progress of cleaning up the department.
West Valley City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd., 801-966-3600, May 14, 10 a.m., WVC-Ut.gov

West Jordan City Council
Wednesday, May 14

The council needs your help deciding how much in federal grant money should be distributed among a variety of social-service champions in the community. The hearing will discuss funding proposed to be distributed among organizations like the Road Home homeless shelter, the South Valley Sanctuary domestic-violence services providers, the Boys & Girls Club, YWCA and others.
West Jordan City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road, 801-569-5117, May 14, 6-9 p.m., Ci.West-Jordan.Ut.Us

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