Scene clips for Feb. 20
The Kimball Junction Branch Book Club will meet at the Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch, 1885 W. Ute Blvd., on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This month’s book is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby." The public is invited to participate in the free discussions. For more information, visit http://www.summitcountylibrary.org .
Monthly Gallery Stroll
On the last Friday of each month, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., members of the Park City Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits and art events. The February stroll, which will be held Friday, Feb. 22, is a free event that gives residents and Park City visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while exploring Park City’s exciting art scene. Please visit any of the participating galleries to pick up a free gallery guide. For more information, visit http://www.parkcitygalleryassociation.com .
Park City Film Series Launches ‘Go Digital or Go Dark’
The Park City Film Series is launching a fundraising campaign called "Go Digital or Go Dark" in order to purchase a digital projector. The estimated cost for the projector and related upgrades is $100,000. So far, the Film Series has already raised $20,000 due to a matching grant from the 2012 Restaurant Tax fund. The first event will be the Oscar Ballot Opportunity Drawing. Ballots are available online at http://www.parkcityfilmseries.org for a suggested donation of $15 each. Submissions need to be emailed or dropped off in person to the Park City Film Series office by midnight Feb. 23. Prizes will be awarded for each of the six major categories (Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor/Actress and Supporting Actor/Actress) and a grand prize awarded to the person with the highest number of points overall. The grand prize is Park City Performing Arts Foundation Summer Concert Series 10-punch pass. Other prizes include a PCFS Golden Pass, VIP passes to Kimball Arts Fest, Sundance Film package, PC Culinary Institute Class, Serenity Spa package, a fine art photograph from Jeffrey Botkin and a Spy Hop Productions class. Full details on the PCFS web site at: http://www.parkcityfilmseries.org .
Special Olympics Utah Polar Plunge
The Park City Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center (MARC), 1200 Little Kate Rd., will host the Special Olympics Utah Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. until noon. The event, which will feature individuals, teams and Special Olympics athletes, jumping and swimming in cold water, is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Register in advance online at http://www.firstgiving.com or register at the venue at 10 a.m.. The VIP Plunge will start at 11 a.m. and the open plunge will continue at 11:10 am. The day will also include costume and fundraising contests. For more information, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/SOUT/park-city-polar-plunge .
Park City Culinary Institute March Class
The Park City Culinary Institute will present a Kaiseki session with Chef Roy Yamamoto on Sunday, March 3, at Temple Har Shalom, 3700 Brookside Ct. The class will begin at 6 p.m. Yamamoto, who attended the Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka, will teach Kaiseki, which is a traditional Japanese meal. His wife Miyako will also prepare appetizers that will complement the dinner. Tickets are available at http://www.pcculinary.com.
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