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sWerve Halloween Party

Lesbian social and civic group sWerve will hold its annual Halloween Party at the W Lounge, complete with costume ball and contest, dancing, vegan-friendly snacks from Cakewalk Bakery and a performance by Backdoor Burlesque.

When: Oct. 16, 7–11 p.m.

Where: W Lounge, 358 S. West Temple

Cost: $10 per person at the door

Standing on the Side of Love Auction

The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City will host its 2010 Standing on the Side of Love auction to benefit its programs and work in supporting Utah’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community, and in the state’s immigrant community. The event will be co-hosted by Sister Dottie S. Dixon and Rebecca Heal of the Saliva Sisters, and special guests will include Utah Pride Center Director Valerie Larabee and Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune writer and cartoonist. The church will also award its 4th Annual Fairly-Free Thinker Award to LDS playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson for her work in supporting gay rights. Auction items have been donated by a number of Utah businesses including Gastronomy, Inc., Knead a Massage, the Sundance Institute, Blue Boutique and King’s English Bookshop. Volunteers and item donations are still being sought. Attendance is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

When: Nov. 13, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Rice Eccles Stadium Tower

Tickets: $45 online until Nov. 10; $55 at the door

Info: slcuu.org/auction

Park Silly 2011 Vendors

Park City’s 2011 Park Silly Sunday Market is now taking vendor applications, which will receive 25 percent off booth fees as part of its early bird special. To sign up visit ManageMyMarket.com. Note that jewelry, on-site cooking and snack food vendors will be juried and may not pay fees until judging is complete. Deadline for jewelry and food vendors is March 1, 2011.
Info: ParkSillySundayMarket.com or vendor coordinator Becca Gerber at [email protected].

Our Store Weekly Specials

Our Store: Your Thrift Alternative, the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah’s thrift shop, will hold the following specials throughout October.

Oct. 16–22: 25 percent off all linens (including bedding, drapes, table cloths and towels)

Oct. 23–29: 50 percent off all sporting equipment

Oct. 30–Nov. 5: 25 percent off all dishes

Our Store is located at 358 S. 300 East and is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends. All proceeds go to supporting PWACU’s programs and outreach services for Utahns with HIV/AIDS.

Info: YourThriftAlternative.org, 801-819-7884

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