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Taste of the Wasatch
One of Utah's most popular annual food events is right around the corner—and as of press time, tickets are still available. Solitude Mountain Resort (12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 801-534-1400, solitudemountain.com) once again hosts Taste of the Wasatch on Aug. 4, noon-4 p.m., with an opportunity for attendees to sample food from the state's finest chefs, wineries and craft beer makers—including a dozen brand-new participants for 2017—all for a good cause. Out of each $105 general admission ticket, $85 goes to support local nonprofit organizations working to combat hunger and food security issues. Restaurants scheduled to be represented include Copper Onion, La Caille, Sage's Café/Vertical Diner, Franck's, Red Iguana and Tuscany. Visit tasteofthewasatch.org to buy tickets and for additional information, including overnight lodging options.

Ice Cream in the Garden
Kids can't get enough of sweet frozen treats in the summer; here's a chance to take advantage of that interest and teach them a little something. On Aug. 12, Red Butte Garden (300 Wakara Way, 801-585-0556) hosts "Ice Cream, You Scream," a scientific experience for kids age 4-12. They can learn the processes by which their favorite chilly dessert is created, as well as some of the botanical products that provide distinctive flavors. Two 90-minute sessions are available—one at 10 a.m., one at 1 p.m.—for $10 per participant, including a sample of house-made ice cream at the end of the class. Visit redbuttegarden.org to register.

More Farmers Markets
The summer rolls on, and even more Utah farmers markets open in August. The Tuesday Harvest Market at Gallivan Plaza (239 S. Main, slcfarmersmarket.org/tuesday-harvest-market) launched on Aug. 1, and runs every week through October. The South Jordan Farmers Market (1600 Towne Center Drive) begins Aug. 5, and runs Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. also through the end of October.

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