Wow, it's actually going to be a really beautiful weekend.

Get out and enjoy the fall air, the colorful leaves and some great events all around. Start the weekend with The Wizard of Oz at SLCC's The Grand Theatre, then let the kids get up close to big rigs to see how they opperate at the Junior League's Touch-a-Truck Family Festival. Lastly, make sure to go to the zoo this weekend for Orange-Utahn finger paintings and Wolf Awareness Day.

ALL WEEKEND

The Wizard of Oz at The Grand Theatre

See Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" at Salt Lake Community College's The Grand Theatre. Instill, reignite or further promote a love for musical theater in your children's hearts by coming to see this classic performance. Shows run all weekend at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$24 each, family packages available at $48. Parking is available on State and the east side of the campus.

The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, SLC Call 801-957-3322 for tix or visit the-grand.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

Touch-a-Truck Family Festival

Kids of all ages can touch, climb, explore and learn about the real world versions of their favorite Tonka trucks! The festival is all about big rigs, construction vehicles, emergency response vehicles and more are at your child's fingertips. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, or $20 for a family (up to six people). Bring cash to buy tickets at the door, or pre-purchase with a credit card at jlslc.org or by calling 801-328-1019.

Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, 451 S. 1400 East, SLC

 

Hogle Zoo OrangeUtahn Art Show and Wolf Awareness Day

Did you know that Orangutans paint? Artists Even and Acara, two Hogle Zoo residents paint original masterpieces all the time. And their work will be on sale as part of a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the conservation of wild organutans.

You and your kids can see a preview of the paintings on hoglezoo.org.

The auction will be held at Hogle Zoo on Saturday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, SLC.

 

Bring the kids to see real wolves! Take a look at the zoo's beautiful wolves as keepers try to raise awareness of their importance. The care staff will interact directly with the wolves, and there will also be activities available, staff to answer questions and presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Once again, Hogle Zoo is located at 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, SLC.