It's a good weekend for nature lovers. Start off with a play about Johnny Appleseed and his ambitious journey, planting apple trees in several states. Then learn all about SLC's urban birds at Tracy Aviary and top it all off by submitting your best wildlife art to the Hogle Zoo.

World of the Wild submissions

Here's an art project that will help get your kid's work off the fridge and into a space with a much wider audience. Utah's Hogle Zoo is accepting wildlife art from painters, photographers, sculptors and other more for the World of the Wild art exhibit, which will be on display from Jan. 27 to March 11 in the zoo's auditorium.

In addition to being displayed at the zoo, select works of art will be part of a traveling exhibit by the Utah Arts Council. All ages and abilities are eligible and encouraged to submit work. And an art contest will be held with cash prizes for the winners. Submissions must be hand-delivered to the zoo on Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. So, get coloring!

Utah's Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Avenue, SLC Click here for more info.

The Journey of Johnny Appleseed

The story of an American legend comes to The Children's Theatre this weekend. Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) brought apple trees to large parts of Illinois,m Indiana and Ohio, but see the show to find out what really made him legendary.

Showings this weekend:

Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

The Children's Theatre, 237 S. State Street, SLC Click here for tix and more info.

Whoo's In Our City?

The Tracy Aviary invites families to learn about the feathered creatures all around us in SLC's urban forest and the importance of trees. Kids can do hands-on tree activities and owl crafts, and TreeUtah will be on hand to give information on how families can help plant trees this spring. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, SLC Click here for more info.