Weekly Feminist Happenings December 3rd-9th

Gift Giving

Tuesday, December 3rd

Light One Candle presented by International Refugee Committee: The International Rescue Committee will sponsor its Light One Candle – adopt a family for the holidays donation drive. Gifts are to be dropped off at the IRC office, 221 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City, Dec. 2-18, 2013. Volunteer opportunities are available to sort and wrap gifts or distribute the gifts, Dec. 21. For information, contact Geoffrey Lugli at Geoffrey.Lugli@rescue.org or at 801-883-8457.

Wednesday, December 4th

Gift Cards For Foster Care presented by Utah Foster Care: Utah children and teenagers in foster care need donations of gift cards valued at $25 to major retailers for the holidays. Mail or drop off the gift cards at Utah Foster Care, 5296 South Commerce Drive, Suite 400, in Murray, Utah. Gift cards will be accepted through Dec. 23, 2013. Cash donations can also be made at utahfostercare.org.

Thursday, December 5th

Youth Services Angel Tree Campaign: Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will announce the annual Youth Services Angel Tree Campaign on Dec. 2, 2013, in partnership with Shelterkids, a local non-profit providing items to abused, neglected and at-risk teens served by Salt Lake County Youth Services. The Angel Trees will display handcrafted ornaments donated by volunteers and youth participating in Youth Services programs and will be available inside the Salt Lake County Government Center North building atrium. Salt Lake County employees and the community are encouraged to select an ornament that represents a special and needed gift for youth. Donations are gladly accepted at the Salt Lake County Mayor’s office by Dec. 19 and will be distributed to youth in need for the holidays. For more information, call Mike at 385-468-4506 or email mvaranakis@slco.org.

Friday, December 6th

Fifteen: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Fifteen,” a Spy Hop video installation that explores the complicated nature of today’s path to adulthood. A panel discussion will be held Dec. 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. followed by an opening reception at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 4, 2014.

Monday, December 9th

Jewish Arts Festival: This year’s Jewish Arts Festival features three screenings of the “Life in Stills,” winner of the Israeli Oscar for best documentary, with its companion photo exhibit, “Your Fortunate Eyes.” Details: Runs through December 22nd at IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center (2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City).

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