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Pair of tickets to GEM FAIRE
FRI-SUN 3/25-27
@ South Towne Expo Center. 5p. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer's prices. Nearly 150 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demonstrations. $7 all weekend. Exhibit Hall #5, 9575 S. State St, Sandy.
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THE LIST 
CATALYST Event Picks for 3/25-3/31

SAT 3/26
Willow Harvest
@ Swaner EcoCenter. 1p-4p. Help harvest native willows from the Swaner Preserve for later planting along East Canyon Creek. These annual restoration projects help increase water quality and wildlife habitat. Free. 1258 Center Dr, Park City. Email for Info.
SAT 3/26
Indie Underground: Beats and Sprouts
@ Sustainable Startups. This Tertulia [social gathering with literary or artistic overtones] focuses on growing your own food. Speakers, poets, projects, musicians, DJs, more. $15/10 adv. (Includes buffet and adult beverages.) 340 E 400 South, Ste. 50. Hosted by Revolution United More Info. 
 
SAT 3/26
Winter Market: Sustainable Living Inspiration and Solutions
@ Rio Grande Depot. Only three winter markets left!  10a-2p. Join local environmentally sustainable businesses and organizations to learn how to reduce your ecological footprint.  Find out what city services are available to you, what you can do to save money and protect the environment, and even drop off your electronic waste! Stock up on your week's supply of bread, cheese, greens, yogurt, ginger beer and plenty more.  300 S. Rio Grande St. More info. 
SAT-SUN 3/26-27
Holi Festival of Colors
@ Krishna Temple. 10a-5p. A two-day festival of celebration w/ colors, mantra music, yoga and food. $5 entrance fee. 8628 S. State Rd. Spanish Fork. More Info
TUES 3/29
Social Soup Lecture Series: Beyond Farm-to-Table: Community, Culture & Food
@ Gould Auditorium in Marriott Library. Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm chef-owners Jen Castle and Blake Spalding address the benefits, struggles, and empowering experiences of owning and operating a farm-to-table restaurant. Vegetarian soup will be served. Free. RSVP at [email protected] with subject line: Social Soup. Use public transportation where available. Ride UTA and Google Maps provide the best route information. Visitor parking is available at Marriott Library parking lot. Noon-1pm Link to Email.
THURS 3/31
LOVE CATALYST, GIVE CATALYST! Party
@ Big Pink, the CATALYST office.  5-10pm. As a new nonprofit, CATALYST is participating in the "Love Utah, Give Utah" campaign. That's a great excuse to bring the community together for another good ol' CATALYST party. Refreshments, flower crowns, live performances, sparkly adornments, music and good company. 140 S. McClelland St. You can also pledge your support NOW on our Love UT Give UT profile here
THURS 3/31
globalFest on the Road: Creole Carnival
@ Kingsbury Hall. 7:30p. Enjoy a fun, high-energy evening of world music featuring singer/songwriter Emeline Michelle from Haiti. $20. 1395 E. Presidents Circle. More Info.
THURS 3/31-FRI 4/1
Wallace Stegner Center 21st Annual Symposium - Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions
@ the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. 8am-5pm Thurs., 8:30am-12:45 pm Fri. How to create cities that are both sustainable and resilient. Urban design, green architecture, water usage, the suburban-urban interface (including regional transportation, food sheds, and air quality), energy usage in cities, and how to plan for climate change. $75-175. 332 South 1400 East, University of Utah. Register Here.  
From the Editor 
 
by Greta Belanger deJong   
 
We got a glimpse of who our readers are last Friday when we posted John's photos from the Bernie Sanders rally at This Is the Place Heritage Park on Facebook: 1,300 of you "liked" the photos and 411 of you shared them! The photos reached 107,000 people ~ a record for CATALYST.

For Democrats, that was just a warmup for Tuesday evening's caucus throng. Who'd have guessed 2016 would be such a lively year for politics in Utah?


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Transformational Astrology: March 23-29    

by Ralfee Finn  

We're crossing the border into retrograde territory this week, as Saturn, already slowed to a "course correction" crawl, goes retrograde on March 25 and stays retrograde until August 13. This nearly four and a half months of a Saturnian review promises to put some things-but not everything-in perspective. Saturn is the first of several retrogrades. On April 17 both Mars and Pluto begin retrograde phases, and on April 28, Mercury begins its second retrograde of the year. So take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next two months and more, we are reviewing, reflecting, reconsidering, reconnoitering, and reassessing plans, projects, programs, and partnerships already in motion. Make patience your constant companion--you'll need plenty to navigate the delays and detours that lie ahead. (Read more.)
The Novice's Grimoire: March 24-31
Ghost Types 

by Z. Smith  

This week I thought about going into a lengthy philosophical discussion about ghosts (their potential for existence, what their existence might mean for religion and the afterlife, my personal experiences), but I decided to save you-you, dear reader and friend-the trouble and time. If you are interested in the idea of ghosts like I am, you may find this post of interest. If you yearn for the full length discussion, you'll have to wait for the book, or catch me around sometime. This week I'll simply relate the types of ghostly beings and leave the decision of truth to your discretion. (Read more.)
 
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