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.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.

 

Aug
23
Tue
Eye Hand Mind: Selections fro the Africa Meets Africa Project @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Aug 23 – Oct 12 all-day
Eye Hand Mind: Selections fro the Africa Meets Africa Project @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center |  |  |

Exquisite objects, made for everyday use according to inherited styles of beadwork, weaving, pottery and homestead painting, reveal an astonishing integrity of design and innovation with contemporary materials and forms. And yet, the iconic master artists of rural southern Africa, national treasures, share great concern that their skill might not survive beyond their own generation.
Africa meets Africa brings these artists’ knowledge into the classroom with unique arts-skills learning methodology, integrating visual arts, history and mathematics. For example, students do geometry with their hands, as they make beadwork and weave according to inherited southern African styles. In this exhibition cultural expression is contextualized in relation to past and present needs.

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, October 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Meet visiting guests Helene Smuts, founder of Africa Meets Africa non-profit education project, and Jackie Scheiber, Africa Meets Africa curriculum specialist and math educator.

Sep
26
Mon
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium
Sep 26 all-day
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium |  |  |

Join us for a U Drive Electric Workshop on Monday, September 26th at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. The U Drive Electric Team will be on hand to tell you more about the benefits of driving electric, and how U Drive Electric can help you make the switch to an EV. The participating dealerships will also have EVs on display before and after the workshop. Presentations to be followed by Q&A.

Volunteer at Arts-Kids
Sep 26 all-day
Volunteer at Arts-Kids @ Park City | Utah | United States

CONNECTING THROUGH CREATIVITY

Arts-Kids is looking for volunteers to be mentors and assistants in the fall after school program beginning in September 2016.

Interested volunteers must bring to the program a commitment, passion and enjoy being with kids! It will be a great opportunity to help kids gain and learn valuable life skills and empower children through the expressive arts.

Time commitment is at least one day a week for eight weeks. For more information call Jenny at 435-615-7878 or email info@arts-kids.org

Banned Books Week – Open Reading @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Banned Books Week - Open Reading @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

Express your freedom to read! Come down to the library plaza to read a book of your choice from the Banned Books list or pick from ones that will be provided. Featured Speaker: Katharine Coles, Ph.D., Professor of English, University of Utah, Former Poet Laureate of Utah.

U Drive Electric Workshop @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium |  |  |

oin us for a U Drive Electric Workshop on Monday, September 26th at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. The U Drive Electric Team will be on hand to tell you more about the benefits of driving electric, and how U Drive Electric can help you make the swicth to an EV. The participating dealerships will also have EVs on display before and after the workshop. Presentations to be followed by Q&A

Sep
27
Tue
Financial Planning: Credit Reports @ Salt Lake City Public Library Glendale Branch
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Financial Planning: Credit Reports @ Salt Lake City Public Library Glendale Branch | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Presented at Salt Lake City Public Library Glendale Branch
This free class will provide insight on credit reports as a tool for financial planning and for protecting your identity.
Additional financial literacy information, to include previous presentations, is available online: slcolibrary.org/smartinvesting

Sep
28
Wed
The Road Home Chili Affair @ Salt Palace, Exhibit Hall 5
Sep 28 all-day
The Road Home Chili Affair @ Salt Palace, Exhibit Hall 5 |  |  |

The Great Salt Lake Chili Affair is a fabulous night of fun for the entire family. From exciting entertainment to supervised children’s activities, there is something for everyone. There will be a variety of chili, salad, bread, and desserts from everyone’s favorite local restaurants. All attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite chili.

Little Chicks Classes @ Tracey Aviary
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am
Little Chicks Classes @ Tracey Aviary | Orem | Utah | United States

Bring your little ones to stretch their wings with our educators and birds in Tracy Aviary’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes. Classes are offered once a week for six weeks, September-November with one week off, and feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, snack, sing-along song, and an engaging story connecting with our age-appropriate themes. All classes are designed for parents or guardians to attend and participate with their child. To enroll your chick before all the nests are taken, visit us at http://tracyaviary.org/little-chicks-classes

Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

In the summer of 1972, a young man named Harry Walker left his home on an Alabama farm to find himself in the wide-open spaces of America. Nineteen days later he was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. This is where Jordan Fisher Smith, author of the widely acclaimed book Nature Noir and narrator of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary Under Our Skin, begins ENGINEERING EDEN: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature. In the vein of Into the Wild, The Golden Spruce, and The Perfect Storm, Jordan Fisher Smith’s ENGINEERING EDEN proceeds into a one-of-a-kind exploration of character, biography, and environmental conservation history.

Beginning in a federal courtroom where some of the greatest wildlife biologists of the twentieth century testified in a lawsuit filed by Harry Walker’s parents after his death, Smith traces Walker’s fated path to his fatal encounter with the bear and a long scientific controversy over how to restore and maintain patches of wilderness amid growing numbers of people. Maneuvered into suing by an ally of bear biologist brothers John and Frank Craighead, who were at odds with the government over conservation of the grizzlies, the Walkers charged that a plan to restore Yellowstone’s ecology after a long history of mismanagement proved fatal both for the bears and their son. But at a deeper level the case was a referendum on how much human beings ought to try to engineer nature.

America’s most famous national parks were created before the scientific advances it would take to care for them. By 1972, when Yellowstone turned one hundred years old, biologists were involved in a rancorous dispute over what exactly we were trying to save in these wild places and how to go about doing it. Some, like Walker trial witness A. Starker Leopold, son of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and the architect of the national parks’ nature policy, believed that human manipulation was essential to preserve threatened ecosystems. Others, like Yellowstone chief scientist Glen Cole and celebrated wildlife biologist Adolph Murie, argued that the most essential characteristic of wilderness was that it was the one place in which we can leave nature alone to work out its own destiny.

The moral of Smith’s story is that nature will not be saved wholly by engineering or by leaving it alone; a balance must be struck. But his account of the fatal complexity of tinkering with a single national park will caution readers to weigh carefully recent claims by advocates of total human dominion over nature, “geoengineering,” genetically engineered creatures, custom-built ecosystems, and “gardening” of the entire earth.

Book talk and signing with Eileen Hallet-Stone @ I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Book talk and signing with Eileen Hallet-Stone @ I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center |  |  |

The JCC is hosting Eileen Hallet-Stone, writer for the Salt Lake Tribune “Living History” column, for a book talk and signing. This award-winning author will uncover tales of people that shaped Utah History. September 28, 7 p.m., free to public.

History of Papermaking: Simon Barcham Green @ Alta Club
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
History of Papermaking: Simon Barcham Green @ Alta Club | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
 
Simon Barcham Green’s family owned and operated Hayle Mill in Maidstone, Kent for 6 generations. Until 1987, Hayle Mill was the last full production hand paper mill in the UK and one of only a few in all of Europe. Prior to its closure Hayle Mill supplied paper to Adrian Wilson, the Allen Press, the Arion Press, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bird & Bull Press, Henry Moore, Jasper Johns, the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Windhover Press and thousands of other leading artists, presses, archives and libraries. Mr. Green’s lecture will cover the history of the Mill, its high points, and the reasons for its closure. 

Speed Date: Shake, Rattle and Roll @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Speed Date: Shake, Rattle and Roll @ Natural History Museum of Utah |  |  |

Experience “speed dating” museum style with five extreme experts whose jobs shake, rattle and roll. Each expert will share experiences for 10 minutes, then attendees move on to the next with the goal of determining who will win the most “Extreme Expert” award.

Admission includes light refreshments and a bounce-back pass for one free return admission to the Museum.

Sep
29
Thu
Community Garden Open House @ Fair Park Community Garden
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Garden Open House @ Fair Park Community Garden |  |  |

FUN & FREE FAMILY EVENT!

Join Wasatch Community Gardens for an open house tour of this community garden!

– Tour of the garden
– Garden games
– Kids crafts
– Photo booth

For additional questions, email Chloe, Outreach AmeriCorps at chloe@wasatchgardens.org or call 801.359.2658.

Writing for Change: Statistics @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writing for Change: Statistics @ SLCC Community Writing Center |  |  |

1-part workshop
September 29 (TH), 6-8 p.m.
Statistics can be scary. At the same time, we are living in an increasingly number driven world where we hear statistical claims in our news, social media, and from our politicians. How do you sort the good from the bad? How do you write using statistics in both an accurate and accessible way to others in order to invoke social change? This workshop will help you answer these questions and more.
Cost: Free. No registration is required.

Lecture: Bees of Red Butte Garden @ Red Butte Garden
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: Bees of Red Butte Garden @ Red Butte Garden |  |  |

How many bee species are there in North America? 100? 200? How about 4000!
Learn about the huge variety of native bees with Dr. Joseph Wilson, assistant professor at Utah State University Tooele, and author of “The Bees In Your Backyard: A Guide to North American Bees.” (Princeton University Press)

This lecture will be at held in the Red Butte Garden Classroom. Space is limited to 60 people. Registration required.