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Cape and Islands app for your iPad

By Kari Bodnarchuk
Globe Correspondent / May 1, 2011

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Cape Cod LIFE, a lifestyle magazine covering the Cape and Islands, has released an app for iPad users, which is available for free through iTunes. You can download a digital version of each issue, the Cape Cod GARDENS and Cape Cod Art special sections, and bonus features such as videos, audio clips, photos, and recipes. 508-419-7381, www.capecodlife.com/ipad

Utah by hand, on foot

Make pottery using ancient Anasazi techniques and tools, or hike through Zion National Park with new programs offered by Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah. In the “Touch the Spirit of Clay’’ group workshop, you shape pottery by hand and then decorate it using paint made from natural minerals and local vegetation, and native plant brushes ($100 per person every Saturday, 3-5 p.m.). Then explore Zion on an eight-hour adventure, hiking along exposed sandbars and cooling off in the shade of the 1,000-foot-tall canyon walls and the waters of the Virgin River ($199 per person with a boxed lunch, hiking poles, and water shoes). Room rates start at $189 per person per night, based on double occupancy. 877-246-4453, www.redmountainresort.com

California loves your canine

If you and Rover spend Father’s Day in California, consider joining the Run in the Name of Love, a 2K run-walk in dog-friendly Carmel-by-the-Sea. The June 19 event is open to a maximum of 300 participants and their canines. Dogs under 50 pounds receive a race shirt ($16 extra), while larger ones receive a bandanna ($8). There is also a people-only 5-kilometer run for up to 1,000 participants. Race founder Susan Love organized the runs, which benefit two local youth programs, in memory of her son, who died in a snowboarding accident. Registration until June 12: $35 for 5K and $25 for 2K. 831-625-3757, www.runinthenameoflove.org

KARI BODNARCHUK