'CRAPPY' FATHER'S DAY | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly


All donations go to support the festival's artistic programs.

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Just think what an expression of love and devotion this would be. Here's the perfect gift for Dad: his name on one of the Utah Arts Festival's 80 on-site porta-potties. This makes Dad an official Utah Arts Festival Friend Who Gives a Crap. Along with the personalized porta-potty, donors receive two tickets to the June 23-26 Utah Arts Festival and a mini commemorative porta-potty that doubles as a stress ball. All donations go to support the festival's artistic programs. Library and Washington Squares, 200 E. 400 South, 801-322-2428, Thursday, June 23-Sunday, June 26, noon-11 p.m., $75 donation, UAF.org/Potty

Children 18 and under don't need to go hungry during the summer months when school's not in session. The Summer Food Program fills the food gap for many kids. No registration or application headaches—all you need to do is show up. Besides breakfast and lunch, the Utah Food Bank and Salt Lake Community Action and Head Start sponsor sites serve supper—and this year the Utah Food Bank is offering meals on Saturdays at select locations. Utahns Against Hunger, for the second year, is sponsoring a modest literacy program at three Summer Food sites in west Salt Lake City. Kids who attend the program at Jordan Park on Tuesdays, Sherwood Park on Wednesdays or Northwest Central Park on Thursdays will get a free book all summer long. Utah families can find nearby summer meal sites through the website, by texting FOOD to 877877, or by calling UAF. 200 locations in Utah, 1-800-453-3663, free, UAH.org/Food-Assistance/Summer-Food

Sometimes, it seems like your elected officials are all about themselves—to hell with collaboration. Join Working with elected officials on water issues: What can collaboration bring to the table? to find out how you can open minds and conserve a precious resource. The panel includes former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Cache County water manager Bob Fotheringham and Utah Department of Environmental Quality executive director Alan Matheson. Facilitated small group discussions will help you participate in planning techniques. Sarah Hinners, acting director of the Ecological Planning Center at the University of Utah's Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, will present an "open space" format for discussion of other environmental-dispute-resolution topics. S.J. Quinney College of Law, Flynn Workshop Room (Level 6), 383 S. University St., 801-581-6833, Wednesday, June 15, 1-5 p.m., free and open to public/registration required, Conta.cc/1ZjUlBW

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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