Weekly Feminist Happenings December 9th-15th


Tuesday, December 9th

Poinsettia Fundraiser: People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will offer a poinsettia sale for the holidays. The poinsettias (plant and pot) average 15-19 inches tall and 15 inches wide, and are set in a 6-inch pot with a satin pot cover. Details: Call 801-484-2205 to order. Visit www.PWACU.org for information.

Warm Bodies & Souls: Bank of Utah plans to warm up Utah families in need this holiday season by sponsoring its annual “Warm Bodies, Warm Souls” coat drive. The public is invited to donate new and gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and other cold-weather accessories at Bank of Utah’s 18 branches and mortgage loan offices. Details: For more information and location addresses visit www.BankofUtah.com or Bank of Utah on Facebook.

Wednesday, December 10th

Trees of Diversity: The Trees of Diversity exhibit showcases not only traditionally decorated trees, but also trees representing Utah’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Gingerbread houses, wreaths, nativities from around the world and other holiday scenes will also be on display. Bring the family on November 20 for the official opening reception, 6-8 p.m., and have photos taken with Santa Claus. Listen to the holiday sounds of the Beehive Statesmen Choir while sampling tasty treats. Enjoy more than 25 trees and wreaths decorated by different ethnic arts groups from throughout the valley. Details: Through January 2nd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Utah cultural Celebration Center (1335 West 3100 South). Visit here for information.

Thursday, December 11th

15th annual Latin American Dance Spectacular: Colorful costumes, authentic music, and especially our native dancers combine to take the audience on a cultural tour of Latin America. Special Guest Dancers & UHDA Alumni – Ballet Amalgama from Asuncion, Paraguay, will participate in this special 15th anniversary event. Details: From 7-9p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). Tickets are available by calling Arttix at 801-355-ARTS or online at www.arttix.org

Screening of Fire in the Blood: The documentary “Fire in the Blood,” which looks at how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and other undeveloped countries. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Viridian EventCenter (1825 West 8030 South in West Jordan).

Saturday, December 13th

Women of the World 4th Annual Celebration: Women of the World will have an award banquet and social mixer for the community to recognize the educational, service, and citizenship successes of refugee women. Food, dance, and an opportunity to meet with courageous women from all over the world that are grateful to call Salt Lake City home. Details:  From 2-6 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Complex (2001 South State Street).  Visit here for information.

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