World Refugee Day, Art & Garden Party, Solar Workshop 

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It’s sometimes hard to appreciate the multi-grain diversity that keeps Utah from being a white-bread state, which is why you won’t want to miss Utah’s World Refugee Day celebrations. Later, check out an art auction and garden party to help support Alta View Hospital’s Women’s Center. Finally, learn how to make the sun work for you with a workshop on developing solar-thermal heating for your home.

World Refugee Day
June 17-June 19

Catch the finale to this celebration of Utah’s 30,000 refugees with a documentary film and a weekend fair. On June 17, watch a free film about the Congolese Restoration and listen to (or join in on) a post-film discussion. On Saturday, join a day-long festival with cultural performances and activities like the refugee soccer tournament or the Run for Awareness 3K to benefit women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, film screening of Congolese Restoration, June 17, 7 p.m.; Granite High School Campus, 3305 S. 500 East, June 19, 12-8 p.m., World Refugee Celebration Day. For more information, contact Emily Smoot, 801-297-1299, esmoot@ccsutah.org

Art and Garden Party
Thursday, June 17

Enjoy a garden party and silent art auction on behalf of Alta View Hospital’s Women’s Center, a unique program at the hospital accommodating 24 suites that help facilitate more than 1,800 births a year. Come bid on original works of art and enjoy entertainment and light refreshments.
Sandy Senior Citizen’s Center, 9310 S. 1300 East, Sandy, June 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 801-561-3265

Solar Workshop
Tuesday, June 22

Like Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, you, too, can harness the power of the sun—to heat your home, floors and water. Take part in this free workshop, courtesy of Recycle Utah, to learn how to setup your own solar-powered water-heating system.
Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City, June 22, 7-8 p.m., 801-649-9698, RecycleUtah.org

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