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Breathe Clean Fest

Dark Skies Watch, Joe Hill Day and more.

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Breathe Clean Fest
Everyone wants to breathe clean air and live in a healthy environment—but how? At the Breathe Clean Festival, you can learn about ways you can improve the environment and your own health and that of your family and community as well. There are short- and long-term solutions, if you simply have the will to make them work. Festival-goers receive free LED lights, flu shots, window-insulation kits and breathing masks (for those inevitable inversions). Also available are blood-pressure testing and health screenings, healthy living workshops, food and activities for kids and adults. Glendale Library, 1375 S. Concord St., 801-535-7907, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, bit.ly/2hp6I5w

Dark Skies Watch
When you look up into the sky, do you see stars? Do you see lots of stars? Probably not because of all the light pollution from our electrified world. Take a break to support the efforts of Wasatch, Jordanelle and Deer Creek state parks to become certified dark sky parks during Dark Skies, What's the Hype? Learn why it's important and healthy to see the stars, why dark skies are disappearing and how you can help preserve them. Organizers promise a dark sky presentation, "starry treats, a chance to win a telescope and some star gazing with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society." Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center, 1281 Warm Springs Road, Midway, 435-654-1791, Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2mbfmpV

Joe Hill Day
The legend of Joe Hill is as much about Utah history as it is a testament to protest and labor organizing. It's as relevant today as it was when Hill was alive. The Joe Hill Organizing Committee hosts Joe Hill Day 2017: History & Art in Action, commemorating the life and influence of organizer, activist and songwriter Joe Hill, who was executed in Salt Lake City in 1915. Do you want to learn resistance tactics? This is the place, featuring a series of workshops and presentations on topics such as The IWW Now, The Joe Hill House of Hospitality, Utah Radicalism, Radical Cartooning with Pat Bagley and A Century of Changing Resistance Tactics. A musical and spoken-word celebration of Hill is also scheduled at the Beehive Social Club. Salt Lake Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, Saturday, Nov. 18, noon-5 p.m., free, bit.ly/2iK1GNz; Beehive Social Club, 666 S. State, 7-10 p.m., suggested donation $10, bit.ly/2hgHGBP

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