Note that this Thursday night at Black Diamond is the annual soiree (hands down the best party of the year....) to celebrate not only the imminent arrival of winter - which admittedly is a bit hard to believe with 90+ degree temps until a blissful respite today - and the ever-so-critical Utah Avalanche Center. It's the social extravaganza of the year, and I can't think of another better cause (except, perhaps, the Wasatch Community Gardens!).
It's a bargain for the price, and remember that all the stuff being auctioned was donated by really nice local folks/businesses, so respond in kind and be prepared to spend some extra money. And if you don't need/want anything at the auction, throw down some extra money anyway. And if you have parents/relatives who don't live in these parts but care about you, tell them that the UAC would be a good place to send their charitable donations this year!