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Panel on Refugees 

Creative Workshop, Wasatch Hollow Tour, and Women's Business Conference

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Panel on Refugees
Utah is Ted Cruz country, and in his world, Muslim Syrian refugees would be banned. Utahns, however, have a chance to learn the truth about the refugees Utah hosts now, and what others might offer. Are they a net drain or net benefit to the economy and life of the state? The Utah Fulbright Association presents Contributions of Utah's Refugees, a panel discussion of refugee issues here. Representatives from four agencies will discuss the contributions that Utah's refugees make to the life of the state and the challenges the agencies have in helping these new arrivals integrate into the life of the state. Westminster College, Malouf Hall, Room 201, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City, 801-583-1227 (Robert Shaw), Wednesday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to the public

Creative Workshop
Having a child with Down Syndrome can be fulfilling and joyful. A creative community project called Jump Start focuses on individuals (ages 8 and older) with Down Syndrome and their families, exploring the joys of creative movement and word play. Families will write and move together, share discoveries and find new ways of playing. Participants will be guided by Pamela Geber Handman, associate professor in the University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance, and author, poet and journalist Melissa Bond. Salt Lake City Arts Hub, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-328-0703, Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m., $10 per participant, bit.ly/1VcGgY4

Wasatch Hollow Tour
The city has been working on the Wasatch Hollow Open Space Project since 2011, and it's almost there. Ten spectacular acres meandering along Emigration Creek will be previewed during a guided tour of this suburban gem. You'll see the excavation of a historic spring and areas through new trails that will surround a newly created wetlands. Many invasive trees have already been removed as Wasatch Hollow takes shape to identify conservation values to be protected, including scenic, historic, ecological, wildlife and public education and use, while preventing commercial or residential development. Wasatch Hollow, 1650 E. 1700 South, 801-706-9413 (Michael Dodd), April 19, 4 p.m., free, open to public, WasatchHollowCC.org

Women's Business Conference
Oh, remember it was just Women's History Month? Well, extend that into April and you'll have a chance to learn how to start and grow a successful business. The First Annual Women's Entrepreneurial Conference is designed to introduce women business owners to a wide variety of resources for different states of their business. In Aligning Resources to Power Growth, the conference will talk about things like credit, strategies, partnerships and more will be discussed. Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 East, 801-746-1180 (Kathy Ricci), Wednesday, April 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $52.69/registration, http://bit.ly/1MkhZNk

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