Clips for July 30-Aug. 1 | ParkRecord.com

Clips for July 30-Aug. 1

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Randy Pausch, who wrote "The Last Lecture," died last week of cancer. In June, the Park City and Summit County Libraries selected Paush’s inspiring essay about how to cope with the end of life for their One Community, One Book program. "I’m really sad about it," Merry White, adult services librarian, said. "In his healthy years he had great influence in the sphere of his work, but what I find so poignant about his situation is that after he became ill, he reached out and touched the lives of millions of people in a very basic human way: ‘I’m dying. I want you and my children to know who I am and what I stand for.’ That’s part of the reason we chose his book for our One Community, One Book program. His message has a powerful undercurrent: How do we live our lives in such a way as to leave behind not only something of value, but also the uniqueness of who we are as an individual?" For a list of discussion groups about the book, visit parkcitylibrary.org or call 615-5600.

Mixed-media artist closing exhibition Friday at Sidecar

Jamie Michelle Smith will sell her mixed-media metal-work pieces Friday at the Sidecar from five to 9 p.m. in an exhibit of recent work is called "Archetype." The event features live entertainment. The Sidecar is a private club for members.

Writing workshops for kids

Arts Kids, a nonprofit focusing on education and outreach for children, is holding summer workshops Aug. 4-8. A creative writing camp at Park City Mountain Resort offers kids 9-14 the chance to write poems and stories, and compile them into a storybook. Author Corinne Humphrey will be one of the instructors. She is the author of the popular children’s book "Tao of Rudy." The program runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. Arts Kids is offering a second summer camp for girls only. "Finding Voice Through Art" will be held at Parleys Park Elementary School Aug. 4-8 for 11 to 13-year-olds. Campers try their hands at arts and crafts and focus on group activities. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both camps cost $165 with scholarships available. To register, or for more information, call 615-7878.

"Altar Boyz" closes Saturday

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The Egyptian Theatre’s musical comedy about a slightly misguided boy band ends its three-week run Saturday. "Altar Boyz" plays Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 435-649-9374 or visit ParkCityShows.com. The Egyptian Theatre Company is located at 328 Main Street Park City.

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