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What to do in Park City this weekend: Mental Health Awareness Month, Transcontinental Railroad events

A Challenger No. 3985 Union Pacific locomotive steams down Echo Canyon.
Echo Community & Historical Organization

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and CONNECT Summit County has programmed an array of events throughout the month to promote awareness and resources. Next weekend also marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, which is celebrated in Summit County with several exhibits and lectures, culminating in the arrival of the world’s largest steam train to Echo on Wednesday.

For a full list of special events and weekly community events, visit our online calendar.

Spike 150 Documentary: The Chinese Exclusion Act
Thursday, May 2, 2 – 4 p.m.
Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave.
This documentary sheds light on the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture. At its core, this is a film about American identity, tracing the arc of what has defined being American from the time the United States was a fledgling republic through its astronomical rise as a world superpower.

Ask Me Anything Night
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt Place Park City, 4377 N. S.R. 224.
A panel of Summit County high school students will share their struggles with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and more in this interactive and vulnerable discussion. Ollie Wilder from the Park City Communication Foundation will be the moderator. Part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Park City Follies
Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 6 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street
Tickets sold out – cabaret and balcony seating available at (435) 649-9371.
For the past few years, “Park City Follies,” with its humorous, musical take on local issues and production value has become a must-see presentation for local residents. This year’s run will go directly to buying equipment and the building of a new, 165-seat black box theater which will be home for the Egyptian Theatre’s YouTheatre program.

Comedy Killers
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Rockwell Listening Room, 268 Main Street
Free, 21 and over
Don’t let Mud Season get you down. Comedy Killers features Kortney Osborne, Pete Jr. and Brandon Henderson. Special guests Amerjah, Abi Harrison, and Jordan Makin. Comedically Hosted by Rodney Norman
Comedy Killers are appearing in The Rockwell Listening Room, located on the street level above OP Rockwell.

Run-a-Muk off-leash area cleanup
Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Run-a-Muk dog park, 3399 Olympic Pkwy
Mud season is here and it is time to give Run-a-Muk a late spring cleaning! Please lend a hand to clean up this Basin Recreation hot spot. Bring your gloves — shovels and buckets will be provided. Contact Jessica Kirby at (435) 649-1564, ext. 26 or jessica@basinrecreation.org for more information.

Books2Movies: Wonderstruck
Saturday, May 4, 4 – 6 p.m.
Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave.
The Park City Library and the Park City Film Series are partnering to provide free movies based on books geared towards young people. Wonderstruck tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

How to be the perfect parent
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Blair Education Center at Park City Hospital, 900 Round Valley Dr.
Do you want to learn how to be the perfect parent? Disclaimer: It doesn’t exist but join Dr. Brad Reedy, author, marriage and family therapist, and co-founder of EVOKE, for an evening of humor and discussion as he gives parents tools for developing a healthy sense of self in their children.

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