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JACOB MITTLEIDER, author of "Six Steps to Successful Gardening," will present a free gardening seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Deseret Book store on Fort Union Boulevard. To reserve a seat call 561-8777.

- THE BOOK TABLE in Logan will host a "Pillow Pajama Story" for children of all ages from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Children's book illustrator Kevin Hawkes will read from his books. Phone 752-3055 for information.- JAN MINICH and NANCY TAKACS, husband and wife poets from the College of Eastern Utah, will be the featured readers for the City Art Poetry Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East. Both are award-winning writers with impressive publication credentials. Phone 277-1510 for details.

- CITY ART and Salt Lake Community College will sponsor a Youth Creativity Celebration at the SLCC campus, 1575 S. State, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29. There will be 61 performers. For information call 277-1510.

- SAM WELLER'S BOOK STORE, 254 S. Main, will be host for a reading by several writers who have short stories in the new collection "The Stories That Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write About the West." Writers Teresa Jordan, Judith Freeman, Linda Has-sel-strom, Brenda Peterson and Dorothy Allred Solomon will be on hand to read and sign books. Call Tony at 328-2586 for more information.

- GLORIA STEINEM will return to A Woman's Place Bookstore in Foothill Village for a 6 p.m. lecture on Friday, April 28. She will also sign copies of her book, "Moving Beyond Words." Steinem had to cancel a visit earlier this year.

Steinem will speak at an 11:30 a.m. benefit the same day for the Rape Recovery Center being held at the Red Lion Hotel. Tickets for the luncheon are $30. Call 467-7273.

- CAROL LYNN PEARSON, author of many books of verse, plays and a national best seller, "Goodbye, I Love You," will speak at A Woman's Place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, as part of a fund raiser for the Mormon Women's Forum. Call 583-6431 for ticket information.


- THE UTAH STATE ARCHIVES has announced the winners of its student essay competition. Some 130 entries were received from elementary and secondary school students throughout the state. Winners are:

- Elementary: Laura Naylor (first), Justin Britt (second), both of Ensign Elementary.

- Junior High: Katrina Rhodes (first) of American Fork Junior High and Marlena Gonzales (second) of St. Olaf's.

- High School: Monica Hoxie (first) and Tana Barry (second). Both attend Ben Lomond High.

- THE UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY held an awards ceremony Saturday for the winners of its annual competition.

Winning the Pearle M. Olsen Book Publication Award was Elaine Ipson of Stansbury Park for her collection "Where Ghosts Are Garrisoned." Rosalyn W. Ostler placed second and Beverly W. Cook took third.

First-place winners of the various categories were Sue Ranglack, Max Golightly, Helen Mar Cook, Martha P. Morrise, Karla F. Burkhart, Donna K. Mackert, Maureen Cannon, Rosalyn W. Ostler, Alice Morrey Baily, Martha H. Balph, Joy K. Young, Gladys Hesser Burnham, Fay Hoyal, Anita Tanner, Clarence P. Socwell, Bonnie Gudmundson, Theda Bassett, Jeffrey DeLotto, Patricia S. Grimm, Elaine L. Ipson, Elaine Christensen, Maxine Jennings and Kolette Montague. Junior Division winners were Jessica Welch, Amy Hoskin and Jeni Turpin.