Oceans Till 11
Are you for a unique new environment in which to enjoy your food and drink? Even if you've exhausted every outdoor patio and mountain view, you might not have supped while sharks swim around you. On Aug. 4, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (12033 Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, 801-355-3474), presents its inaugural Sips Under the Sea event. Guests will enjoy an after-hours opportunity to stroll through the aquarium's rooms for this 21-and-over event enjoying hors d'oeuvres, cheeses and chocolates, with wine pairings or your own favorite beer or cocktail. Tickets are $39.95 per
I Love the '90s
Nostalgia: It seems impossible for us to resist, especially as we look at certain elements of our present and wonder what the hell went wrong. If you look back fondly on the era of grunge, Furbies, slap bracelets and a Clinton who won the presidency, consider joining the Salt Lake City '90s Bar Crawl (Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m.-1 a.m.) Gracie's, Johnny's on Second and Bodega 331 are among the participating venues where you can get a "welcome beer" upon arrival and enjoy era-appropriate music. Tickets ($30-$40 per person depending on registration date) also get participants a signature cup to remember the occasion. Whether you're lamenting lost youth or celebrating days
Preserve and Protect
The summer growing season historically meant packing away produce to be used throughout the winter—and while modern food distribution doesn't make it necessary, that doesn't mean it can't be fun, and a useful way to get the most out of your garden's bounty. Utah State University extensions in Weber, Davis and Utah County offer food preservation classes introducing the basics of freezing, dehydrating, canning and creating jams and jellies. Classes continue through September; visit extension.usu.edu for specific class topics, dates and locations.
Quote of the week: "Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get." —Robert Orben