Strut Your Mutt

As COVID -19 continues to bring uncertainty, Best Friends is taking every precaution to keep both people and pets healthy and safe. Because there’s no way to predict the full extent or impact of the virus’s spread, we’ve made the decision to cancel our live Strut Your Mutt event in Salt Lake City this year. But you can still step up to save lives from the comfort of your home. Strut Your Mutt Day is the virtual walk and fundraising event that since 2011 has been raising crucial funds to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities across the country.

When you register for Strut Your Mutt Day, you can virtually raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society or for the participating local network partner of your choice. It all culminates on Strut Your Mutt Day, October 24, when animal lovers across the country are encouraged to get outside and walk their dogs, stay in and snuggle their cats or donate to help pets in their communities.

Although we can’t be face-to-face, we’re going to have more fun that ever with a calendar chock-full of brand-new engaging events hosted virtually on social media. You’ll be able to join us for events like “pig yoga,” Advocacy Day, the Bow Wow Film Festival and much more. More announcements are on the way, so be sure to check the event calendar regularly throughout the season. 

Though live events may not be happening, we can still make a huge difference for dogs and cats in shelters. Together, we can step up and Save Them All. 

SLUG Picnic Presented By Sparrow Electric: Elowyn, Cherry Thomas and Fur Foxen

Join us for our second SLUG Picnic Presented By Sparrow Electric, a socially-distanced concert with snacks!

Come out to the parking lot of SLUG Mag’s new office space on Saturday, August 22 to get a little fresh air and some live music from Elowyn, Cherry Thomas and Fur Foxen. Rent out a picnic spot for you and your crew to dress up with picnic gear and we’ll provide a food truck, local artisan shops and tunes for the whole family to enjoy, including the dog!

Bring a small chair or stand in the back of the lot to enjoy the performance with our general admission ticket! Or purchase a picnic spot for up to 6 people (preferably from the same household) to enjoy the show, and receive a complimentary picnic basket filled with goodies from business sponsors.

In between sets, you’ll be able to shop at artisan’s booths and get food from our featured food truck: Kafé Mamai. This will be a fun and safe way to enjoy live music while staying 6 feet apart! We’ll also have plenty of hand sanitizer onsite from Waterpocket Distillery!

The lot opens at 5:30pm with first-come first-serve seating. Music begins at 6 pm and will go until 9 pm. SLUG Mag requires masks for all staff and attendees, follow strict sanitation procedures and enforce social distancing throughout the event.

Click here to purchase your tickets, space is limited so don’t hesitate! All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Digital Summit at Home – September

Things are changing rapidly, and the tactics and strategies of yesterday need to be completely reworked for the present. Introducing Digital Summit at Home, a 2-day, fully interactive online event that delivers all of the comprehensive learning and networking opportunities from our live events to your living room.

Painting With a Twist Virtual Fundraiser for Humane Society of Utah!

Painting with a Twist is coming to YOU, virtually, for this Live Instruction Event! You will just need to come pick up your take home kit, which is included with the class! At-Home Kits will be prepared and ready for pick up by 1pm! Class starts promptly at time listed above, because we can’t wait!!! Instructions on how to view our Live Instruction will be sent in your Event Confirmation email. *No refunds/store credit will be given for take home kits.

Free Online Roast of The Sandlot

7 PDT/10 EDT
We will be roasting ‘The Sandlot’ for FREE online and you are invited! The show will be aired over a private ZOOM meeting and the link is free (Tickets/Link to be added July 12th)

Oiling and lotioning comedians, making adolescent jokes during the movie that got you saying, “You’re killing me smalls”.

We will be having drinking games and audience participation through social media.

Checkout a trailer for the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IiMGFekjbw

Comedians: Jessica Sproge, Maddie Bell, Craig Sorensen, Jasmine Lewis, Brian Higgins, Andrew Sproge and Adam Conrad

Red Bird Writers Studio Fall 2020 Workshop

Join a friendly group of writers for six two-hour classes on Sundays 3:00pm-5:00pm between September 20th-October 25th. All sessions will be socially distanced and held outdoors in a backyard (via Zoom if weather doesn’t permit).

* Discuss your stories, poems, essays and more

* Explore your writing with in-class exercises, instructor feedback and peer review

* $150 course fee, enrollment limited

Conducted by Adam Fagin, author of Furthest Ecology, named a Best Book of 2019 by Entropy Magazine. Adam has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and has taught writing there, at Weber State, University of Colorado and Lighthouse Writers  Workshop. His work has appeared widely in Boston Review, Seattle Review, New American Writing and many other journals.

Contact Adam with questions and to enroll: redbirdworkshops@gmail.com

Praise for Adam’s workshops:

   “Adam Fagin is a wonderful individual and instructor. From

    sharing his own work to skillfully critiquing ours, I feel like I was

    able to shape my writing abilities to be more mature and effective.”

 

   “The highly personalized feedback after each of the workshops

     was incredibly helpful.”

 

   “I was pretty intimidated going into this class. It was a stretch for

    me because I’m a novice writer. I was amazed at the openness and

    lack of elitist attitudes. It was clear that Adam had a deep knowledge

    but he was very approachable and welcoming of questions.”

Bark at the Moon 2020

Come enjoy the Humane Society of Utah’s 3rd Annual Bark at the Moon fundraiser! Bark at the Moon 2020 will be a socially distanced event with food, drinks, fun, and fresh air for dogs & their humans. Safety measures will be in place while you enjoy music, shop our vendor alley and watch your dogs challenge themselves in a parkour course.

27th Annual Utah Avalanche Center Backcountry Benefit

The Utah Avalanche Center’s 27th Annual Backcountry Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 10. The party that kicks off winter has been forced to make some changes due to COVID-19. We can’t have our normal 1,000 person party this year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t come together as a community and celebrate the coming winter. We are asking you, the amazing members of the backcountry community, to help us host the party. The UAC will live-stream the event from 6-10 PM. We will have an emcee, feature presentations, guest speakers, highlight great silent auctions items donated to support the UAC, have an opportunity drawing, show backcountry videos, music and more. We hope that you will continue to show your support for the UAC in our new exciting virtual format.

27th Annual Utah Avalanche Center Backcountry Benefit

The Utah Avalanche Center’s 27th Annual Backcountry Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 10. The party that kicks off winter has been forced to make some changes due to COVID-19. We can’t have our normal 1,000 person party this year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t come together as a community and celebrate the coming winter. We are asking you, the amazing members of the backcountry community, to help us host the party. The UAC will live-stream the event from 6-10 PM. We will have an emcee, feature presentations, guest speakers, highlight great silent auctions items donated to support the UAC, have an opportunity drawing, show backcountry videos, music and more. We hope that you will continue to show your support for the UAC in our new exciting virtual format.

United Way of Salt Lake- Virtual Collective Impact Summit and Changemaker Awards

This two-part virtual event is focused on connecting what it takes to solve our community’s most demanding problems and the movers and shakers leading the way. 

Collective Impact Summit 9:00am-11:00am
Join us for a morning of breakout sessions and learn how United Way of Salt Lake is harnessing the power of partnerships to solve the most demanding problems we face as a community. The event will begin with a plenary speaker. Then, attendees will hear from prominent business and community leaders, with inspiring breakout sessions in four tracks: Engaging Community, Sharing Accountability, Shifting Systems, and Continuous Improvement.

Community Changemaker Awards 11:00am-12:00pm
Help us honor the 2020 Changemaker awardees for their passion, dedication and hands-on approach to helping kids and families across our community succeed, every step of the way.

Red Bird Writers Studio Fall 2020 Workshop

Join a friendly group of writers for six two-hour classes on Sundays 3:00pm-5:00pm. All sessions will be socially distanced and held outdoors in a backyard (via Zoom if weather doesn’t permit).

* Discuss your stories, poems, essays and more

* Explore your writing with in-class exercises, instructor feedback and peer review

* $150 course fee, enrollment limited

Conducted by Adam Fagin, author of Furthest Ecology, named a Best Book of 2019 by Entropy Magazine. Adam has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and has taught writing there, at Weber State, University of Colorado and Lighthouse Writers  Workshop. His work has appeared widely in Boston Review, Seattle Review, New American Writing and many other journals.

Contact Adam with questions and to enroll: redbirdworkshops@gmail.com

Praise for Adam’s workshops:                                               

 “Adam Fagin is a wonderful individual and instructor. From

sharing his own work to skillfully critiquing ours, I feel like I was

able to shape my writing abilities to be more mature and effective.”

 

 “The highly personalized feedback after each of the workshops

was incredibly helpful.”

 

“I was pretty intimidated going into this class. It was a stretch for

me because I’m a novice writer. I was amazed at the openness and

lack of elitist attitudes. It was clear that Adam had a deep knowledge

but he was very approachable and welcoming of questions.”

Range 2 River Relay

Bike, boat, and run from the Wasatch Range to the Jordan River! The Range 2 River Relay is light on competition and heavy on fun!

For those looking to build friendships and have family-friendly fun, join the Team Heat! The first Teammate will bike 3.6 miles along City Creek, the second teammate will boat 3.3 miles of the Jordan River, and the final teammate will run 3.4 miles of the Jordan River Trail. For those looking to test their active transportation and outdoor recreation abilities, try the Individual Heat! Individuals are invited to participate in the outlined course as a triathlon. Preview the course: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z2owr4HABJoQ.ksWjvrPcDaoY&usp=sharing.

Enjoy bites, drinks, and tunes, and learn about local causes at the Finish Line Celebration. Spectators can watch as competitors end the bike leg, start the boat leg, and finish the final run leg. Make sure to stay for the crowning of this years’ Range 2 River Relay champions! Everyone is welcome!

Front Row Film Roast of The Goonies

 

Comedians who never say die, sitting in the front row, joking, roasting, and ripping on the movie that made you fear blenders.

Bohemian Brewery is in the house with $3 pints and Brewvies with a full kitchen and bar. Come early to get your food and drinks!

Starring: Craig Sorensen, Jasmine Lewis, Maddie Bell and Brian Higgins with special guest comedian Greg Orme

Tickets are $12. 21 Event.

Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo 2020

Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing presents a gathering of fly fishers, fly tyers, fishing guides, destination outfitters, and fly fishing equipment vendors! The 2020 Expo will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center coming up April 17th & 18th, with educational opportunities for women and youth, demonstrations by fly tyers using their tying techniques, all new panels of varying fishing topics, and Top Gun offering a casting competition to compete for prize money. Funds raised there support conservation and humanitarian activities. For more information, please visit wasatchexpo.com

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️
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Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!

@harrisoneurosports
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Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴
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“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠
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It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

📸: Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism⁠
@visitutah
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Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism
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Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭
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We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism
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We ❤️ Red Rocks! 🏜️⁠

Thinking about getting into car camping this summer? 🚘 We've got some tips on how to find the right rig for you! Check the link in bio. ⛺ And keep exploring!
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Wondering how to navigate COVID-19 norms while enjoying the outdoors? ⁠

We had a Q & A with Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director of the @mtntrailspc, about being part of the solution. Check it out through the link in bio!
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A lot has changed in Ogden, but fortunately, maybe accidentally-on-purpose, a lot hasn’t changed.⁠

Check the link in bio to learn how this rowdy old railroad town is reinventing itself as a city of the future without leaving its past behind ❤️⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: @visitogden
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