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Ogden Art Scene: 5/19-5/24

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | May 20, 2022

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Ogden Marathon participants celebrate at the Finish Line Festival in a previous year, hosted by GOAL Foundation.

21st Annual Ogden Marathon: Autoliv Finish Line Festival

The world-renowned Ogden Marathon is completely sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. All are invited for a big downtown party during the race to celebrate and cheer on the runners; volunteering is also a fun way to show your support — and get an attractive, quality T-shirt to boost. The Finish Line Festival will have live music, vendors, a beer garden, and free kids activities for all to enjoy.

Saturday, May 21, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Ogden Municipal Gardens, Historic 25th Street and Grant Avenue, free, ogdenmarathon.com

25th Street Museum Open House

Did you know that Butch Cassidy has ties in Ogden? Find out all about it at the 25th Street Museum exhibit on Saturday, and see the revolver that made Butch Cassidy a legend. The free open house, located on Historic 25th Street, will have other fascinating historic artifacts on display, including: Amelia Earhart’s flight jacket, the last known letter signed by Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammed Ali’s signed boxing glove and a lot more.

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 25th Street Museum, 238 25th Street, free, 25thstreettours.com

6th Annual Lost and Found — In Search of the Ogden Hole

History buffs will want to journey to the beautiful Ogden Valley this Saturday to learn more about its First Nation and Fur Trade Heritage. A free community lecture with featured experts — BYU history professor Jay Buckley, Brad Parry (NWB of the Shoshone Nation) and Mary Murdock Meyer (Timpanogos Nation) — will discuss Ogden Valley’s original sojourners and namesake, and explore Peter Skene Ogden’s 1825 journal and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation’s history in the area.

Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m., Historic Valley Chapel aka Hearthside, 5612 East 2200 North, Eden, free

Recovery Expo

We Are One hosts a free Recovery Expo next Thursday, featuring well-known speakers in the field, for all those impacted by addiction and mental illness. Educational and inspirational speakers include Big Buddha, Casey Scott, Brian and Lizzy Denkers and Rob Eastman. “We are here to connect you with leading industry professionals, expose you to the multitude of pathways that will lead you down the road to recovery and provide you with useful tools and resources to assist in the healing process,” organizers say. The event is intended for anyone suffering, as well as their friends and family. Food trucks, opportunity drawings and a slew of vendors with resources will be there.

Thursday, May 19, 5-9 p.m., The Monarch, 455 25th Street, free, weareonerecovery.com

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