Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.
To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:
- The event must take place in Utah.
- The organization promoting the event must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
- The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.
If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.
KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization. Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible. Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.
**Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.**
Focusing on the community aspect of sharing a meal, this year’s event will consist of a silent auction/social hour, dining stations, live auction, opportunity drawing to win a grand prize and a fun-filled program, featuring YMCA youth, families and community members. All funds raised will benefit the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program, ensuring that more youth are able to participate in YMCA program and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Pre-School Story time! We invite you and your preschool age child to join the Chickadee Society here at the Natural History Museum of Utah to read “Diary of a Spider” . This program is designed for the emergent reader and will include examining live spider specimens and more! Be a part of the Chickadee Society the second and fourth Thursday of every month!
Westminster College presents a lecture on “Equality at the Kitchen Table” on Oct. 23, 2014, at noon in the Gore School of Business Auditorium.
The charge for marriage equality in Utah came about from a simple belief that we all deserve equal protection. It was a collaboration of visionaries, attorneys, plaintiffs, and community support. It wasn’t certain that Utah would be instrumental in leading the nation in marriage equality, but we knew that the conservation needed to happen here; because we believe that a bigger conversation is a better conversation, and every voice is needed. Join us as we share personal and intimate stories about how we got here, what’s currently happening, and what this means for the rest of the country and generations to come.
Derek Kitchen grew up in South Jordan, Utah. He earned his degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Utah. Kitchen has always been passionate about local politics and development and loves being involved the growing Salt Lake City community. He is one of the six plaintiffs leading the case for marriage equality in Utah, Kitchen vs. Herbert.
Moudi Sbeity moved to Salt Lake City in July of 2006, as an evacuee from the Lebanese/Israeli war. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from Utah State University and worked on a master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. Sbeity and Kitchen both own and operate a local business in SLC, Laziz, serving grocery stores and farmer’s markets state wide. Sbeity is one of the six plaintiffs leading the case for marriage equality in Utah.
Environmental law has failed us all. As ecosystems collapse across the globe and the climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that they are supposed to prevent. Growing numbers of citizens now realize they must act before it is too late. This book exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the trust doctrine asserts public property rights to crucial resources. Its core logic compels government, as trustee, to protect natural inheritance such as air and water for all humanity. Propelled by populist impulses and democratic imperatives, the public trust surfaces at epic times in history as a manifest human right. But until now it has lacked the precision necessary for citizens, government employees, legislators, and judges to fully safeguard the natural resources we rely on for survival and prosperity.
Kick back for a social Environmental Education (EE) Mix & Mingle Event, where you can get to know fellow Utahans who share your interests in environmental education and the environment in general. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, participate in a live auction, browse through a vintage flea market, and listen to live music. The Mix & Mingle Event is FREE with a suggested donation at the door of $10. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Utah Society for Environmental Education in their efforts to promote excellence in environmental education throughout the state.
Children’s Service Society of Utah (CSSU) will hold an open house to celebrate its 130th anniversary and its new home. Children’s Service Society began in October 1884 as a daycare facility. Within two weeks, CSSU became an orphanage when an unwed mother with a baby in her arms knocked on the door looking for a family to care for her infant. Since that beginning, CSS has grown to become the oldest non-denominational child welfare and family support agency in Utah.
ALL RESIDENTS OF THE SALT LAKE METROPOLITAN AREA AND THE WASATCH FRONT ARE INVITED
Air Quality across the Wasatch Front: What is being done and what else can be done?
The evening’s featured speaker is Bill Reiss with the Utah Division of Air Quality, Planning Branch. Reiss works day-to-day with the public and state and federal governments to determine how to reduce the air pollution we face along the Wasatch Front. He will explain what is currently being done on this issue and possible solutions to air quality issues in our community. He will also encourage audience members to contribute their ideas on the subject.
Experience a unique cultural event to raise funds to help alleviate hunger and generational poverty in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Upon entry, you will be randomly selected to be rich, middle class or poverty level with a respective meal provided. Latin dancers and a multimedia presentation on ECH projects will create a fun evening. Suggested age is 8+ due to depth of the content
Do you enjoy using the Jordan River Trail? Would you like to be able to get to the Jordan River Trail more easily, and enjoy more pleasant trails along the way? Salt Lake County is developing a Master Plan for East West Recreational Trails, and is seeking public input on preferred trail alignments.
Please join us for a public meeting where you can view the routes that are being proposed and provide your input on the alignments and the prioritization process. Salt Lake County Planning and Development Services and Parks and Recreation Division are holding two public meetings to obtain input on the Salt Lake County East West Recreational Trails Master Plan.
Public Meeting #1
Tuesday, October 21st, at 6:30pm
Utah Olympic Oval (World Record Lounge)
5662 S. Cougar Lane (4800 W.), Kearns, UT 84119
Public Meeting #2
Thursday, October 23rd, at 6:30pm
South Jordan City Community Center (Lobby)
10778 S. Redwood Road
South Jordan, Utah 84095
Project information is available for viewing on the project website: www.slcoEastWestTrails.org.
Bartók is an artist, public radio commentator and author of The Memory Palace, a New York Times best-selling memoir and winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of over twenty-eight books for children. Her writing for adults has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and anthologies. Bartok has also received grants and awards from many organizations, including the United States Fulbright Program, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Vogelstein Foundation, and Pen-American. She is the founder of Mira’s List, a website that helps people in the arts find funding and residencies all over the world and the literary adviser for TransCultural Exchange, an international arts organization dedicated to creating artistic collaborations across disciplines and international boundaries.
A reception follows the reading. The event is free of charge.
Please join Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area in celebrating their sixth annual Comedy Night on October 23 at Wise Guys Comedy Café located at 269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden. The show features local comedian Paul Sheffield. Tickets are just $20 and all proceeds go to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Ogden Regional Medical Center – a respite area for families of hospitalized children within the hospital.
Doors open at 6 pm and the show star at 7 pm. Appetizers are donated by Rooster Brewery and Beehive Cheese. You can get your tickets by calling Liza at 801-363-4663 or online at www.ronaldmcdonaldhouseutah.org.
Westminster Presents a Lecture “The Wolves of Yellowstone”
Common Lands Lecture Series begins with a discussion on Yellowstone’s wolves
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College and Round River Conservation Studies presents a lecture, “The Wolves of Yellowstone,” with Douglas Smith as part of the Common Grounds Lecture Series on Oct. 23 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium.
Smith is currently a project leader for the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone National Park. He has studied wolves for 23 years and will be discussing his work.
The Common Grounds Lecture Series is sponsored by the Westminster College Environmental Center and Round River Conservation Studies. The series engages the community in conversations on people, place and the environment. This sequence of speakers will focus on the care of the collective ownership of land and the obligations that come with managing natural resources.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Westminster Environmental Center at 801-832-2813, firstname.lastname@example.org.