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Scene clips for Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2007

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Fundraiser to promote backcountry awareness

Friday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m, The Canyons Grand Summit Hotel will host a fundraising dinner to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center and their "Know Before You Go" education program.

This week, Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 marks the 4th Annual Backcountry Awareness Week. The week is sponsored by the Utah Avalanche Center and Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center.

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center is a non-profit corporation organized to support the educational, environmental and scientific activities provided for the public by the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center. Activities the center supports include avalanche education for the public, the protection of public safety through the dissemination of avalanche advisories and mountain weather forecasts and other educational, environmental and scientific endeavors.

For more information, call (801) 365-5522 or visit http://www.utahavalanchecenter.com or http://www.thecanyons.com/events.

Film series returns to Library

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The Park City Film Series returns after its close during the Sundance Film Festival, with "Shut Up & Sing," at 8 p.m on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, and at 6 p.m on Sudany, Feb. 4. "Shut Up & Sing" is a documentary that follows the Dixie Chicks, from the peak of their popularity as national anthem-singing country singers and top-selling female recording artists, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment made by lead singer Natalie Maines in 2004. The film focuses on the lives of the group over three years as they incur political attacks and receive death threats, while continuing to have their own lives, family and careers in music. Screenings are held in the Jim Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library building at 1255 Park Avenue. Doors for films open at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for general admission, with student and senior rated tickets $5. For more information, contact the Park City film Series by e-mailing Frank at frank@parkcityfilmseries.com or call 615-8291.

Dog sled race kicks off Winterfest

Winterfest International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. The race will be held on the Park City Rail Trail. The Junior Mushers race will follow the event from 3 to 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. an awards banquet will be held at the Best Western Landmark Inn. Park City Winterfest will also include live music, fireworks, moonlight snowshoeing, cross-country ski tours and the annual celebration of the anniversary of the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through Feb. 11. For more information, call (800) 222-PARK or visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com .