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The city pool will hold free scuba diving lessons on Saturday, July 14.

The city Leisure Services office is sponsoring the lessons, which will be taught at the Farmington City Aquatic Center by expert divers from Sea Topia and Pro Divers. Residents 10 and older are invited to participate. Anyone under 18 is required to have a parent present.

The activity is being presented as part of Festival Days and is free with the purchase of pool admission or with a pool pass. Those interested can call 451-0953 to make a reservation.

Leisure Services is also offering summer classes in archery, arts and crafts, football, swing dance and tennis, with various age restrictions and costs.

Salt Lake City

Fruit, honey, nuts and Rocky will converge on Pioneer Park on Saturday morning.

Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson will open the 10th annual farmers market season in the park at 300 W. 300 South, with a public forum to go with the sales of fresh produce, breakfast treats and booths set up by community groups.

The Pioneer Park farmers market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. This weekend Anderson's monthly "Saturday morning with the mayor" discussion will be part of the event from 10 a.m. till noon.

For more information call the mayor's office at 535-7704.

Salt Lake County

Stemming from the recent coordination problems between public safety and public utilities during June's wind storm, plans are in the works to streamline the emergency response system in the valley.

Lee King, city administrator for Midvale, is hoping to set up a meeting in the next month between public safety and utility officers to create a protocol for dispersing information regarding things such as time expectations for power outages. He asked for the support of the Salt Lake County Council of Governments, a group composed of officials from city governments around the county, at a meeting Thursday.

South Jordan

A four-day American Red Cross baby-sitting training course will be held July 9-12 at Harmons South Jordan Store, 10507 S. Redwood Road.

Baby sitters ages 11 to 15 are invited to the course, which will run from 9-11 a.m. each day.

Topics for the course include first aid and responding to life-threatening emergencies, keeping children and baby sitters safe inside and feeding infants and preparing simple meals and snacks for children.

The cost for the course is $25.

For more information, call Julie at 957-8455 or Lisa at 323-7013.

University of Utah

Ann Marie Donaca, an author on cancer-causing toxins, will speak at the University of Utah at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, as part of her "Right to Know" lecture tour on cancer prevention in a toxic environment.

Donaca will discuss her battle with cancer and her recovery. She is organizing a nationwide effort to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic pesticides and other chemicals in schools, day cares and homes.

Pre-registration is $10 or $15 at the door of the University of Utah Fine Arts Auditorium, 1530 E. South Campus Drive.

West Valley City

The position of mayor and three City Council slots are up for grabs this fall.

The filing period for residents is July 16 to Aug. 15.

The primary election will be held Oct. 2, and the general election will be Nov. 6. Anyone interested in filing for candidacy may call the Salt Lake County Election Department at 468-3427 for more information.