Clips for Sept. 10 to 13 |

Clips for Sept. 10 to 13

Clark Planetarium benefits school children

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Clark Planetarium hosts its fourth annual gala fundraising event to support the planetarium’s service programs to Utah schools. These programs benefit schoolchildren and teachers through community outreach initiatives focusing on science and space education. The Swinging on a Star gala starts at 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. at Clark Planetarium, 110 South 400 West in Salt Lake City. Tickets for the gala are $100 until Sept. 15 and $125 thereafter. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Cynthia Lyman at 801-456-4970.

American Red Cross asks for donations

The American Red Cross is helping 800,000 people returning to their homes with no power along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Gustav. At the same time, the Red Cross is also bracing for Hurricanes Hanna and Ike on the East Coast. Chapters in Utah have sent a statewide total of 23 volunteers for disaster relief efforts. The Red Cross is calling for donations to fund the ongoing disaster relief efforts. So far, the Red Cross has served 323,638 meals, given out 16,021 comfort kits, and contributed 6,500 workers. To donate log onto .

Lost Boys come to Heber

The Chier Foundation presents a movie Screening of "God Grew Tired of Us," the incredible story of the thousand-mile journey from genocide to safety for the Lost Boys of the Sudan and their recent history in America. "God Grew Tired of Us" is the 2006 Sundance Best Documentary and Jury Prize Award winning film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with several of the Lost Boys of Sudan who are living in Salt Lake City. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bring picnics, blankets, food and drinks. The film Starts at 7:30 pm Admission: Free, but all donations to benefit the Chier Foundation. The event is Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 to 10 p.m. at Sage Creek Equestrian, 3181W. 3000 South Charleston in Heber, Utah.

Meet "Marley & Me" author

The 2008 Tree Room Author Series invites guests to an enlightening literary discussion with John Grogan, author of "Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog." Grogan was an award winning journalist when he wrote the ode to what he calls "the world’s worst dog." This memoir quickly became a No. 1 bestseller, as Grogan chronicles how Marley goes from a troublemaker of a yellow lab to a beloved member of the family. The cost is $95 and includes a copy of the book. The event is Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Tree Room Restaurant at the Sundance Resort.

Dance all day for $5 at Repertory Dance Theatre

Repertory Dance Theatre invites the public to sample the entire slate of Community School dance classes at an Open House, Saturday September 20, 2008 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West Broadway (300 South), beginning at 9 a.m. Open House students can participate in any or all of the Community School’s classes during the day for only $5 all day (no advance registration required), or free with the purchase of a 10-class punch card or paid registration for a fall session class. If they buy a punch card at the Open House they recieve the special price of $80 ($35 savings overall).

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