Thursday, Dec. 16
Don’t let the pressures of “Stressmas” make you forget the meaning of the season. Set aside time in your busy schedule, even if only an hour, to join the Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice and local veterans in a rally for peace, in solidarity with a Washington, D.C., rally. Speak up and speak out for peace in our world.
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. WasatchPeaceAndJustice.org. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Oversight Panel
Friday, Dec. 17
For a state that’s big on small government and keeping government out of the lives of taxpayers, the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel provides a unique glimpse of state services specifically directed at the state’s children and families and the effectiveness of offices such as the Division of Child and Family Services. Hear reports on the effectiveness of DCFS and catch a preview of child-protection bills slated for the 2011 Legislature.
Utah Capitol, Room 250, 350 N. State, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. Le.Utah.gov
Utah Food Co-Op Market Sale
Monday, Dec. 20
The do-gooders of the nonprofit Utah Food Co-Op are dedicated to providing local food at significant discounts to those who have been hit the hardest by the economy. This holiday season, they’re promoting gift certificates as gifts of dignity—a service that allows low-income folks the opportunity to buy the discount groceries and not feel ashamed for the assistance. You can also give them to family, friends and neighbors.
Utah Food Co-op, 1726 S. 700 West, 801-746-7878, Dec. 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m. FoodCo-Op.net
Eric S. Peterson