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Free Care Fair, Barbecue with SLC Candidates and Road Trip for Ethopia.

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Free Care Fair
Worried that tomorrow you might lose your health insurance? Maybe you can't cover all the costs or find the whole thing too confusing to navigate. Billed as Utah's largest free health fair, Care Fair—sponsored by the Junior League of Salt Lake City—offers everything from dental exams and immunizations to diabetes screenings and Pap tests. Translators are available in several languages to help immigrants and refugees. Car seats and bike helmets are going to be distributed, too. No appointments are necessary, but it's first come, first served. Over its 25 years of operation, the Care Fair has served up to 5,000 people a year. Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, 1234 S. Main, 801-328-1019, Friday, July 7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free, jlslc.org/care

Barbecue With SLC Candidates
Salt Lake City has a lot of issues with poverty. Homelessness is just one of them. Hunger, education, child care—well, you name it—they're the same issues everyone has, but they are harder to resolve among those in the low-income population. Crossroads Urban Center's Anti-Hunger Action Committee is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Barbecue where you can ask elected officials and candidates for Salt Lake City Council the tough questions face-to-face, burger-to-burger. You can also meet clients, volunteers and supporters of Crossroads. Four seats are up for election—and two of those are wide open as incumbents aren't coming back. Liberty Park, 700 E. 1300 South, 801-364-7765, Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2uomUF5

Road Trip For Ethiopia
You know, Americans have it pretty good. So good, in fact, that you might want to start thinking about those who don't. The Embracing Hope 2017 Road Trip offers a chance to learn about the Ethiopian mothers struggling to provide for their children and acting as their family's sole breadwinner. Many have been forced into begging, prostitution and scavenging. The Shannon family is traveling across the U.S. to raise awareness of their plight. And while they are Christians, the event is not a religious one. Café at Capital Church, 1010 E. 700 South, 717-902-9803, Thursday, July 13, 6-7:30 p.m., free/donation suggested, embracinghope.com

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