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Tele-Townhall, Night For Sight, City Council

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This week, you can take part in a telephone town hall for candidates vying to represent the newly created 4th Congressional District. No matter what party you belong to, you can phone in and hear GOP candidates defend their position. On the weekend, enjoy dinner and an auction to help benefit a nonprofit that helps provide eye care to the developing world. Later, don’t miss a Salt Lake City Council meeting where the public is asked to weigh in on the city’s vision for developing arts and culture, as well as allocating federal grant money. 

4th Congressional District Tele-Townhall
Thursday, March 22
The conservative Sutherland Institute think tank is hosting a telephone town hall for GOP candidates for the 4th Congressional District. Dial in to hear congressional candidates such as former legislator Carl Wimmer; Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem; Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love and dark-horse contender Jay Cobb talk about the issues in their quest to be Utah’s next top congressional delegate. March 22, 7 p.m., dial in to listen at 888-886-6603, extension 18440, or watch online at

Night for Sight
Saturday, March 24
The University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center is hosting its annual Night for Sight event at Snowbird Resort. For $100, you can eat dinner, partake in a charity auction and help bring the gift of sight to those in Third World countries who need basic eye care. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sanduk Ruit, a Nepalese eye surgeon leading a crusade to bring cataract surgery to the developing world. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, 801-213-4103, March 24, 5:30 p.m., MoranEyeCenter

Salt Lake City Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 27
Come to this week’s meeting to help the council adopt a resolution about the city’s position on arts and culture. Council members will also discuss federal community-development block-grant funding for projects going into 2013. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, March 27, 7 p.m., 801-535-7600,

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