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Citizen Revolt: April 5 

The time for more women in office is now.

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Real Women Run
Well, real women would run—and win—if they'd just get started. No one argues that there are too many women in political office. Why? Because there aren't. Utah ranked 38th nationally this year in the number of women in the Legislature, and has only one woman in Congress. With half of the population female, women hold only 20 percent of Utah's legislative positions. No excuses. The facts are that women win office at the same rate as men—if only they run. Take the Real Women Run Spring Training. Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 E. South Temple, 801-537-8604, Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., $25, bit.ly/2J2TELV.

Holocaust Remembrance
You're young, but hopefully not naïve. There are too many #fakenews outlets denying the existence of the Holocaust, a dark and terrifying chapter in world history. Please join the Utah Jewish Community as it gathers to observe the National Day of Remembrance, the annual commemoration of victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Hashoah, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. Keynote speaker will be Peter Landau, who was born while his family was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. United Jewish Federation of Utah, 2 Medical Drive North, 801-581-0102, Thursday, April 12, 1-3 p.m., free, bit.ly/2pOr4VY.

Waterwise Strips
You know we live in a desert, right? That doesn't mean that nothing grows. On the contrary. Still, let's just get rid of that ultra-thirsty grass. "In the arid West, we will one day look back on lawns like we now do littering, smoking in bars and public urination," says author Michael Pollan. If that doesn't convince you, nothing will. Start small with Creating Waterwise Park Strips, a class focusing on techniques to save water through design, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites, according to the Conservation Garden Park staff.For free admittance to most classes, you only have to take a short survey. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S. 1300 West, West Jordan, 801-256-4400, Thursday, April 5, 6:30-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2EdQrFU.


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