Sept. 28: The People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will sponsor "A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in America" at 2 p.m. at South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 801-484-2205.
Solo theater artist Jade Estaban Estrada chronicles quarter century of AIDS in the United States with stories of courage, strength and human victory.
Oct. 1: Frontiers of Science Lecture: "Kangaroos, Platypuses and Sex Chromosome Evolution," with geneticist Jennifer A. Marshall Graves of Australian National University, 7:30 p.m. The free public lecture will be held in the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium on the University of Utah campus.
The Frontiers of Science lecture series is one of the longest-running lecture series in University of Utah history. The series is co-hosted by the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences.
Oct. 2: Breast health and breast cancer will be the topic when members of the University of Utah health care's multispecialty breast care teams do a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library, corner of 400 South and 200 East. Dr. Anne Kennedy and Dr. Leigh Neumayer will answer questions about breast health issues. The first 100 attendees will receive a silver-plated bookmark with a pink ribbon charm. The event is sponsored by the City Library and Health Care- Radiology. For information, call 801-524-8200 or visit www.slcpl.org. The event is free and the public is invited.
Oct. 4: The Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District reminds everyone not to flush prescription and over-the-counter medicines down the toilet. These items can enter the local environment and harm fish and wildlife. As an alternative, take expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines to the Recycle Utah's Center, 1951 Woodbine Way, Park City, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m.
To learn more, visit the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District's Web site at www.sbwrd.org.
Oct. 9-10: A conference on traumatic brain injury will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, 762 Heritage Park Blvd. Call the Brain Injury Association of Utah, 800-281-8442, to register or fax the form (available online at biau.org) to 801-484-5932.
Oct. 16: The 24th annual Senior Health & Wellness Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Provo Eldred Center, 270 W. 500 North, Provo. Sponsored by the Mountainland Aging and Family Services Department, the event provides adults with free health screenings and/or consultations, educational information and resources regarding their health and wellness.
Flu and pneumonia shots are available at no cost to individuals on Medicare and/or Medicaid. Bring your card. Cost without card is $23 for flu shot and $40 for pneumonia shot.
Free screenings and consultations include hearing loss, balance, speech, swallowing impairments due to strokes, skin care, bone density, vision, glucose and cholesterol screening, chiropractic and more.