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FILM SCREENING ON REFUGEES
If you have any idea of the suffering in Sudan, you will want to attend a film screening to educate and raise awareness of refugees. The acclaimed documentary Lost Boys of Sudan will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with former and recent refugees, including former "lost boy," Solomon Awan who fled Sudan in 1987 and lived in refugee camps for 13 years before being resettled to Utah in 2001. Catholic Community Services began resettling refugees in 1974 due to the influx from the Vietnam War. Utah is now home to more than 60,000 refugees from all around the world. Salt Lake City Library, Auditorium 1, 210 E. 400 South, 801-977-9119, Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, Facebook.com/CatholicCommunityServicesOfUtah

MINERS' DAY FESTIVAL
In an era where mining is a bad-air word, it's important to celebrate its part in building Utah's premier ski venue. Head to Park City for Miners' Day, a festival that has its origins during the 19th-century mining boom when it was one of the world's leading producers of silver. The day-long festival will feature a parade, 5K run, skateboard jam, a mining skills competition, plus the annual "Running of the Balls" on Park City's historic Main Street. The mucking and drilling competition, in which modern-day miners keep alive their predecessors' traditions, is a must-see, as is the Running of the Balls—a fundraiser for the PC Rotary Club, which rolled 10,000 balls down Main Street last year. City Park and Main Street, Park City, 435-602-9799, Monday, Sept. 5, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., free, ParkCityMinersDay.org

PEACH DAYS EXHIBIT
Yes, summer's winding down, but you might want to taste the end of it with Brigham City's annual Peach Days. This year's event includes the photography exhibit Peach Days Through the Years from the Brigham City Museum of Art and History. You can see a pictorial display of fruit on the grounds of the old Box Elder County Courthouse. The museum will also offer a sneak peek at a 2-D and 3-D history exhibit scheduled for spring 2017 about schools in Box Elder County. Brigham City Museum of Art and History, 24 N. 300 West, 435-226-1439, Sept. 6-28, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., BrighamCityMuseum.org

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