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A Gay-la, a Bunny Hop, and a Spring Clean-up in the park

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Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce to hold 3rd Annual Gay-la

The annual Gay-la and membership drive is the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce’s premier event and it gives you an opportunity to network with a phenomenal group who support Utah’s LGBT community.

The evening includes keynote speaker, Bobby Edwards, CEO of Squatty Potty (featured on Shark Tank, Dr. Oz and many other prominent national and international media outlets) and entertainment by the amazing Tribeca Ensemble. Hope Woodside will emcee and Gia Bianca Stephens is one of the special hostesses.


The event is on April 4 at the Cottonwood Country Club, 1780 E. Lakewood Dr., Holladay, 6-9 p.m.; dress code is cocktail attire. Tickets are $25, available at bit.ly/utahgayla.

Alternative Garden Club’s Spring Clean-up

The Alternative Garden Club, founded in the early 1980s, is a welcoming community for all who share an interest in gardening and socializing. This Saturday, April 6, the club will be doing their annual clean up at the Sugar House Garden Center at 1602 E. 2100 South in Sugar House from 9 a.m. to noon. Please bring a garden spade, trowel, and gloves. Many hands make light work. For more info about the club, visit them on Facebook.

‘Bunny Hop’ Easter Brunch and dance party

On Sunday, April 21, the Garage on Beck Street hosts Mr. Jesse Walker’s 9th Annual ‘Bunny Hop’, presented by SLUG Magazine. This Easter Sunday celebration includes a brunch buffet, prizes, and award winning local deejays playing only vinyl records from brunch to sunset. Guests may also hunt for eggs, enjoy surprise guest artists, and an appearance by the real Easter Bunny.

Funds raised benefit the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City and the refugees they serve, supporting important programs helping refugees positively integrate into our community.

The day-long ‘hop’, which attracts an alternative crowd ranging in age and identity carries a tradition of community interaction and goodwill, helping attendees release a healthy dose of spring fever while making a positive social impact.

About the Egg Hunt and Prizes:

Hundreds of eggs which can be found throughout the day are stuffed with candy and prizes. A large, grand prize (TBD) will be awarded to the crowd favorite for Easter Flair Spirit.

The IRC and the United States have a long history of warmly welcoming the world’s most persecuted people. Generous supporters around the world have pledged their time and resources to helping refugees start anew. The minute these brave individuals step off the plane in Salt Lake City, IRC staff and volunteers are there to help them on the final leg of their journey.

Location: The Garage, 1199 Beck St., SLC
Event Hours: 11 a.m. to Sunset
Donation: $15 per person at the door; pre-sale available at http://www.24tix.com

To learn more about the work of the IRC in Salt Lake City visit Rescue.org/SaltLakeCity.

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