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Pop in to a Pop-up Park in SLC

Running through May 14, the Downtown Alliance's eight pop-up parks bring a breath of fresh air to Salt Lake City's historic Main Street with their clever mix of contemporary art and horticulture. Learn more about the vision & inspiration behind the installations in our latest episode of Contact in the Community, and plan your next visit to the garden stroll.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is hosting its annual Zoo Brew. Erica Hansen talks about this popular adult-only event.

Accent by CHOICE Humanitarian is an innovative way to teach language and literacy and empower women living in extreme poverty. Here to tell us more about this program is Francesca Perkins.

Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services offers free mental health first aid training for youth. Julie Hardle from Optum Salt Lake County provides more information on their program.

Anytown Utah is a six-day camp for students to dive into exercises and dialogue to develop skills to peacefully resolve prejudice and bigotry. Yulia Goff from the Inclusion Center for Community and Justice talks more about the camp.

The Springville Museum of Art’s 93rd Annual Spring Salon is currently on display. Museum Director, Rita Wright provides some details about this year's exhibit.

The 2017 Utah Asian Festival is coming up at the South Towne Exposition Center. JoAnn Wong talks about the history of the festival and what visitors can expect.

The Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation will host a fundraiser called, “Shine Her Light” to help those with migraine disease. Dr. Dan Henry talks about the foundation and this important event.

Pinnacle Acting Company presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” this spring one of Utah’s finest actresses, Anne Cullimore Decker talks about this particular production.

Heart and Soul brings hope, healing and joy to 25,000 people each year by producing live shows for those in hospitals, nursing homes, and others. Jim Hayes tells us more about their program.

The Downwinders of Utah Archive collects the stories of nuclear fallout from atmospheric testing. Justin Sorenson from the J. Willard Marriott Library talks about their upcoming Southern Utah visit.

The Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music produce the annual Ogden Music Festival. Reba Nissen talks about this year's festival.

The Food Truck Face Off is Utah’s largest food truck rally for charity. Taylor Harris from the Food Truck League talks to Mary about the event and who it will benefit.

Adam Miles from Bridges to America talks about the non profit's initiative called "Balls for Borno" that aims to relieve suffering with smiles that only soccer can bring. 

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