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Thaw Your Apathy 

New opportunities to give back

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Spring is around the corner, which means it’s time to come out of your apathetic hibernation and look for new opportunities to give back to your community. If you’re a whiz with numbers, volunteer this tax season and help low-income residents file their taxes. On Friday, check out a free film screening and panel discussion about the challenges the wind-energy industry has had in our fossil-fuel-dominated energy market. Later, celebrate International Women’s Day with a fundraiser concert at Dolcetti Gelato.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Through April 15
If you’re passionate about protecting taxpayer resources and knowledgeable about tax code, then help your fellow taxpayers get back all that they can this year by volunteering with the statewide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. After becoming certified, you’ll be able to assist low-income to middle-income Utahns file their taxes. In 2012, local volunteers helped bring more than $24 million in refunds to thousands of families statewide, helping them and the community at the same time. For volunteer information, visit UtahTaxHelp.org

Wind Uprising Screening & Panel
Thursday, March 7
Wind Uprising
chronicles two early wind-turbine pioneers as they struggle to stake a claim for renewable-energy technology in the heart of coal country. The film is put on for free by the community-conscious activists of Transition Salt Lake and includes a panel discussion afterward with the film’s producers and local green-energy experts. Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness & Athletic Center, 1840 S. 1300 East, Westminster College, March 7, 7 p.m., TransitionSaltLake.org

International Women’s Day
Friday, March 8
The do-gooders of Oxfam Salt Lake City are spreading the word about the organization’s efforts to fight hunger in the developing world. On Saturday, join them in celebrating International Women’s Day at this free concert and fundraiser. Learn about the organization, binge on gelato and enjoy the musical stylings of local artists such as Mary Tebbs, Jason Brown and Graystone. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Dolcetti Gelato, 902 E. 900 South, 801-367-8915, March 8, 7-11 p.m., OxfamSLC.blogspot.com

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