Qmmunity Briefs

Tardy Mardy Party
Supporters of the 2009 Utah Arts Festival will hold a fundraiser for the event next month at the Salt Lake Hardware Building. The fundraiser is the organization’s 6th annual Mardi Gras will include its 3rd annual Texas Hold’em Tournament. Food and soft drinks will be provided and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. No one under 21 will be admitted to the Texas Hold’em Tournament.

When: Feb. 28, 1 – 11;00 p.m. (Tournament lasts from 1-5:00 p.m. with the final table beginning at 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Salt Lake Hardware Building (105 N 400 W)
Cost: $35 donation until Jan. 30 ($55 at the door), $75 donation to participate in the tournament until Jan. 30 ($100 at the door)
Info: uaf.org

Estate Planning Workshop
The Utah Pride Center will hold a free seminar on estate planning for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Jim Alder of Gray Alder & Cawthorne, P.C. will present the seminar, which is co-sponsored by Memorial Cemeteries and Silverado Hospice. Light dinner options and beverages will be provided.
When: Jan. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 W)

Tax Workshop
In plenty of time for tax season, the Utah Pride Center will present a workshop on taxation issues effecting Utahns, including such recent changes to Utah tax law as the elimination of several deductions from income and the new homeowner tax credit. H & R Block representatives will lead the free seminar.
When: Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 W)

It’s Still Elementary
The follow up film to It’s Elementary — a documentary about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teachers and their students — will be shown this month at the Salt Lake City Public Library. It’s Still Elementary examines the impact of the first film over the last decade and features interviews with the teachers and students from the first film to see how lessons about gay and transgender people changed their lives. It’s Still Elementary also looks at the controversy behind PBS’ broadcast of It’s Elementary and right-wing attacks on the original film and its creators. A panel discussion will follow, and the event is free to the public.
When: Jan. 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium (240 E 400 S)

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