The Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. at Kimball Junction, will host an avalanche awareness talk on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The Utah Avalanche Center will present a discussion about the dangers of avalanches. Learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and different approaches on how to travel safely through the back country. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please contact us at swanerecocenter@usu.edu or (435) 649-1767 x 0 or visit http://www.swanerecocenter.org/education-calendar/calendar/2012/12/06/know-before-you-go-avalanche-awareness-talk.html

Park City Film Series: 'Kumaré'

The Park City Film Series will screen Vikram Gandhi's "Kumaré," not rated, at the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library and Education Center, 1255 Park Avenue. Screenings will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. "Kumaré is the invention of filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, a first-generation New Yorker fascinated by the way many Americans are drawn to the perceived mysticism of the East. Gandhi travels to Arizona to re-create himself as the new prophet in town, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens. For more information and tickets visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com .

Christmas for the Kids at Basin Recreation

Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, 1388 Center Dr. at Kimball Junction, will host a Christmas for Kids event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event will feature free family holiday photos with Santa Claus between 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Other activities will include bounce houses and arts and crafts. A $5 family fee or a toy/food donation will be collected upon entrance. For more information, call (435) 655-0999 or visit www.basinrecreation.org .

Hanukkah at Temple Har Shalom

The Temple Har Shalom, 3700 N. Brookside Ct., will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the first candle in its new Menorah. The event will feature a buffet dinner sponsored by Whole Foods, cocktails from High West Distillery and magician Richard Hatch. Member tickets are $30 for adults and $40 for nonmembers. Tickets for youth younger than 13 are $15 and toddlers up to two will be admitted for free. For more information, call (435) 649-2276.

'Christmas Around the World' With the Salt Lake Choral Artists

The Salt Lake Choral Artists will present "Christmas Around the World" at Park City Community Church, 4501 S.R. 224, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Audiences will discover new carols from different nations of the world and rediscover some old favorites. Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission and $5 for students. Group rates are available. Visit www.saltlakechoralartists.org for more information.