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.**
Directed, choreographed, and written by Graham Brown
Music composed by Michael Wall, Joel Brown, and David Schulman
Starring: Keanu Brady, Mikayla Ellison, Shawnee Jo Haycock, and Jersey Reo Riemo
An immersive and interactive dance-theatre experience that shifts between the nightlife and home lives of four friends as they avoid loneliness amid the crowd
Letter to the audience:
Welcome to You. As our guest, please make yourself at home. Wander, be nosy, open drawers, thumb through diaries. The more curious you are, the more you will discover, just be sure to put things back the way you found them. You will enter a nightclub, but the environment and point of focus will change around you frequently. Any space not occupied is available to you, providing you do not impede the performers. Feel free to sit on any of the chairs or furniture when not in use, just be aware that you will eventually need to yield them to the performers. As seating is limited, we ask that priority be given to those of need. Your experience will be most heightened if hands are free so travel light and take advantage of our complimentary coat/bag check upon entrance to the club.
The Humane Society of Utah is honored to be partnering with the North Shore Animal League America as one of only twenty animal shelters across the country to participate in the 2nd Annual Kitten Bowl.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015 the Humane Society of Utah is hosting our own Kitten Bowl Party from 12-7 P.M. with feline adoption specials running throughout the week beginning Saturday,January 31st-Friday, February 6th.
Be sure to come down to the Humane Society of Utah located at 4242 S. 300 W. to see our own in-house AstroTurf kitten games, football snacks, and super star pets!
With a chance to be awarded a $5,000 grant for the most cat adoptions during the event, the Humane Society of Utah is excited to spread the word and support these kitty athletes!
Brian D. Birch, Ph.D., Director of the Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University & Director of The Center for the Study of Ethics
Brian Birch is a graduate of the University of Utah with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy (1990, 1992). With interests in religious diversity and comparative theological studies, he completed a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion and Theology program at Claremont Graduate University (1998). His dissertation was directed by the late D.Z. Phillips and is entitled “The Limits of Pluralism and the Primacy of Practice: An Epistemological Inquiry into Religious Diversity.”
Co-sponsored by the J. Willard Marriott Library, the U’s Religious Studies Program, and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or even poetry, it’s the people in the piece that makes it so compelling. Come create empathy with your reader by developing relatable characters. Join the CWC and learn how to write dynamic characters, how to include multiple characters in a story and how to describe characters in action and dialogue.
Poetry lovers will have a chance to find their unique poetic voice in this collaborative writing workshop. Discussions will include description, emotional expression, and how to connect seemingly unconnected ideas and concepts. Students will listen to and constructively analyze each other’s work through writing exercises, word play and other methods that encourage individual expression.
To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.
Qi (chee) is defined as life force energy; gong is defined as exercise. Put it together and Qigong is a Chinese practice that exercises your life force energy. The practice is the precursor to Thai Chi and uses movements and postures to integrate Chinese acupressure points, meridians, and internal organs in a mindful and meditative way. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduces stress, builds stamina, increases vitality, and enhances the immune system. Students of any age or ability level can take this class and they can do it seated or standing. Co-sponsored with Tanner Dance. This class qualifies for the wellU requirements.
To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.
The Salt Lake City Arts Council is seeking nominations for the Mayor’s Artists Awards, which will be presented at the Utah Arts Festival in June. Award categories include visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, electronic arts, arts education, and service to the arts. Nominees must either be residents of Salt Lake City, work in the city, or demonstrate their contribution to the arts in Salt Lake City. Awardees will receive a $500 award. Nominations are due March 2, 2015. Applications can be found at the Arts Council’s website at www.saltlakearts.org.
If you’re 50 or better you are invited!
Lunch and Learn lectures are wonderful opportunities to meet Osher members and experience a bit of the program first hand. Bring a friend and a brown bag lunch and join us for these informative, interesting lectures. They are free!
Come early to visit and enjoy your lunch before the speaker starts. Speakers start promptly at noon. All lectures are held at the Commander’s House, Ft. Douglas.
01/21 Affirming the Example of Mahatma Gandhi
Deb Sawyer, President, Gandhi Alliance for Peace
The Gandhi Alliance for Peace was created after a group of peace activists organized a Salt March at the Great Salt Lake on Gandhi’s birthday in 1998. Highlights of our work since 1998 include our now annual Gandhi Birthday Celebration, raising funds to help Afghanistan reduce landmine casualties, and educational programs for the Utah public schools. We also raised the funds for a statue of Gandhi which was placed just outside the new Family Justice Center at the YWCA. While this presentation will provide a brief history of the Gandhi Alliance for Peace, we also hope to facilitate a discussion of the relevance and legacy of Gandhi’s work.
01/28 The U of U and PAC-12
The impact of the U of U joining the Pac-12 goes far beyond the teams we see on the football field, affecting academic disciplines and even reaching into the greater Salt Lake City community. Join Executive Communications Manager Barb Smith to learn about the less obvious impacts of the U’s membership in the Pac-12 and other topics of interest.
02/04 ABCs of Epilepsy
Epilepsy is the nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder, and the public understanding about epilepsy is limited. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. This complex spectrum of disorders affects millions of people in a variety of ways. Seizures differ in type, cause, and severity. Learn about the many types of seizures, how to respond properly, and how to correctly treat a person with epilepsy.
02/11 Digital Libraries
Anna Neatrour and Kinza Masood
The J. Willard Marriott Library has been a pioneer in digital library collections for many years.The library provides U of U students (including Osher students) a wealth of knowledge including photos, audio and video recordings, newspapers, books, maps, and new 360-degree images with which you can interact in your web browser. Marriott Library digital collections are also shared at a regional and national level through the Mountain West Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America. Learn how to search digital collections from across the western states and at a national level with the Digital Public Library of America.
02/18 Fitting Social Security into Your Financial Plan
Karen McMullin, State of Utah Department of Commerce -Division of Securities
Social Security benefits and the claiming strategy options are a hot topic for discussion. Are there really choices that will enhance your total benefit? Who might profit from sharing this information with you? In this seminar, Karen McMullin of the Utah Division of Securities will discuss how decisions about Social Security fit into your overall financial plan, how to tell a Social Security expert from someone who just wants to sell you something, and why misinformation may alter your future financial security. The best Social Security strategy is to educate yourself through the right resources, make informed decisions and understand the impact on your total financial plan.
2/25 Next Term’s Course Previews
Next Term’s Instructors
Several instructors will preview their upcoming courses. Watch the email announcements and flyers at the Commander’s House for details.
For more information, call 801-585-5442 or visit www.osher.utah.edu.
Bring your little ones to stretch their wings with our educators and birds in Tracy Aviary’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes. Our classes are offered once a week for six weeks. Classes feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, a snack, a sing-along song, and an engaging story connecting with our age-appropriate themes. All classes are designed for parents to attend and participate with their child. To enroll your chick before all the nests are taken visit us at http://www.tracyaviary.org/pre-k-classes/
A Wallace Stegner Green Bag with Malcolm Stewart
Widely recognized as one of the nation’s top appellate and environmental litigators, Malcolm Stewart is Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 69 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, Sackett v. EPA, and Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms. He will discuss environmental law advocacy before the Supreme Court, including recently decided cases and cases now pending in the Court.
Mr. Stewart has worked in the United States Department of Justice since 1991. Previously, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and as a member of the Appellate Staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.
Jena Schmidt paints what she is seeks in her imagination or from her own experience in nature. Through her artistic practice, she explores concepts of direction, wilderness, spiritual guidance, and exploration. When her grandfather passed away, her family inherited his old camping gear. One of the items was a brass compass. Inside the lid, her grandfather had etched the words, “Black North.” This phrase led Schmidt to imagine it as a clue to an undiscovered place, one only her grandfather knew about. She later found out the words were just a reminder that the arrow for North on the compass was black, yet the notion of Black North still influenced her toward wild and mysterious landscapes, which she creates in her paintings. Schmidt will present a gallery talk on Friday, February 20 at 7:00 PM.