Weekly Feminist Happenings September 9th-15th

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Tuesday, September 9th

The Moon Shine Party: The Summit Land Conservancy and Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter will host The Moon Shine Party, to be held on the night of a full moon, will illuminate the beauty of nature and the importance of water. The Lash La Rue band will perform for this fundraiser. Details: Membership required to attend. Visit the Swaner Preserve Center to learn more. 

Friday, September 12th

The Color Purple, The Musical: Wasatch Theatre Company will present “The Color Purple, The Musical,” Sept. 11-27, 2014. The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and ultimately a celebration of life. An adaptation of Alice Walker’s famous 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the show features a joyous score using jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African music. Visit arttix.org for information. Details: Buy tickets via Arttix.

Volunteers of America Silver Spurs Gala: Wear your favorite western attire and come ready for a fun night of games, auctions, dinner, drinks, and live music. Don’t miss this exciting night to celebrate our community supporters and to fundraise. Funds raised from the Sliver Spurs Gala 2014 will allow Volunteers of America, Utah to continue, expand and improve our current programs including a new Homeless Youth Resource Center with emergency shelter! 2014 Spirit of Giving Award Honoree—Bruce Bastian, B.W. Bastian Foundation. Details: Buy your tickets here.

Saturday, September 13th

Avenues Street Fair: The Avenues Street Fair is a celebration of the grand and diverse architecture, spirit and activism of the residents and local food, music and art. The 2014 Avenues Street Fair takes place on Fourth Avenue between I and N streets. Visit www.slc-avenues.org/StreetFair2014.htm for information. Details: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2nd Ave and between E and I Streets, in Salt Lake City. 

Touch a Truck Family Festival: The Junior League of Salt Lake City will present the annual Touch a Truck Family Festival fundraiser, Sept. 13, 2014. Come climb on, explore, and learn about the trucks that make our city run! There will be ambulances, cherry pickers, fire trucks, construction equipment, and more. Details: Purchase tickets at www.jlslc.org or by calling 801-328-1019.

Sunday, September 14th

A Genetic Predisposition to Violence?: Not So Fast: The Forum for Questioning Minds will present James Tabery, a philosopher at the University of Utah, will discuss “A Genetic Predisposition to Violence?”: Not So Fast.” Details: From 2-3:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

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