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Education, air quality & hunger issues

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If high tuition prices are cutting into your beer money, you might be interested to see how lawmakers plan on making college more affordable, so don’t miss the Legislature’s Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee meeting this week. If you want a preview of how chunky the air is going to get this winter, check out a presentation from the head of the Division of Air Quality at a free lecture. Later, join the Hunger Banquet and learn more about how to help those in need of nourishment during the holidays.

Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Thursday, Nov. 17

The Legislature is going back to school when it comes to figuring out cost savings and innovation in higher education. Show up for the field trip to the University of Utah’s Marriott Library and learn about plans to ease barriers to college entry and possible ideas to make college more affordable. University of Utah, Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, 801-538-1034, Nov. 17, 10:45 a.m., Le.Utah.gov

Air Quality Issues
Friday, Nov. 18

The Utah League of Women Voters invites interested members of the public to attend a free lecture from Utah Division of Air Quality Director Bryce Bird on air issues affecting—and afflicting—all Utahns. Be ready to get a primer on pollution problems in the state and ways to cut back on the emissions that become the gunk in our lungs. The Town Club, 1081 E. South Temple, Nov. 18, 11 a.m., lunch will be served after but requires RSVP with Linda Johnson at 801-277-4499 or gostalinda@aol.com, LWVUtah.org

Annual Hunger Banquet
Tuesday, Nov. 22

The season of need is right around the corner, and now more than ever, low-income and homeless Utahns need a good, warm meal. You can learn more about helping those in need and be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities at the University of Utah Bennion Community Service Center’s annual hunger banquet. Enjoy food, music and a performance by Peter Breinholt. The entrance fee is $5 or five canned food items. Union Building, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, 801-581-8436, Nov. 22, 6-8 p.m., BennionCenter.org

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