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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 with a featured image and links to your organization.

**Please submit request at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, two weeks prior to the event.**

 

Apr
17
Thu
Star Shines the Brightest with Astronaut Story Musgrave @ Rice Eccles Tower
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Star Shines the Brightest with Astronaut Story Musgrave @ Rice Eccles Tower

Celebrate the stars in April 2014 with Clark Planetarium. On April 17, 2014, Clark Planetarium will host its A Star Shines the Brightest fundraiser, with six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave as our keynote speaker. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years who worked on both the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. He has seven graduate degrees and has been awarded over 20 honorary doctorates. He is a true star many times over.

A Star Shines the Brightest Fundraiser will be held at the Rice Eccles Tower on the University of Utah campus.

6:00 pm – Registration, Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:15 pm – Program & Live Auction

9:45 – 10:30 pm – Star Party (Weather Permitting)

Tickets are $115/per person. Clark Planetarium members can purchase tickets for $85/per person.

Clark Planetarium relies upon the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to help us create and present enlightening experiences to the 400,000 visitors and school children we serve annually, and we would like to invite you to help us fulfill our mission. Proceeds from this event go directly to our educational science programming.

For questions or more information about general tickets please contact Carl Malaret at cmalaret@slco.org or 385-468-1223. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lindsie Smith at lasmith@slco.org or 385-468-1224.

Apr
19
Sat
Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom
Apr 19 all-day
Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom

The Inter-Tribal Student Association hosts its 42nd traditional powwow on Saturday, April 19 at the U’s Olpin Student Union. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Culture.”

The powwow is an excellent opportunity for communities to come together and join in dance and song.

“This is a long and proud tradition at the U,” says Octavio Villalpando, associate vice president for Equity & Diversity. “It is a wonderful way for the U to support American Indian students and community, honor their contributions and help others learn about their history and culture.”

Day’s Events:

9 a.m. — Registration

11 a.m. — Arena Blessing

Noon — Grand Entry

5 p.m. — Dinner Break

6 p.m. — Grand Entry

10 p.m. — Closing Song

Participants

Host Drum: Midnite Express

Master of Ceremonies (MC): Tyson Shay

Arena Director: Nino Reyes

Spiritual Advisor: Bob Taylor

Head Man: Patrick Willie

Head Woman: Miss American Indian Woman Scholar 2014 (to be announced)

Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association

Powwow Etiquette

1. Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the Grand Entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song the MC designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.

2. Pay extra attention to the MC for various announcements about the event and type of dances.

3. Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.

4. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.

5. If you see a lost or dropped feather, do NOT pick it up. Notify the nearest staff member, veteran, Head Man Dancer or Arena Director immediately.

6. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.

7. Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the MC.

8. Do not ever cross the arena floor! Do not go into drum circles. Stay on the perimeter. If a drum group is singing or about to sing, do not approach the drum.

9. Last of all, powwows are meant to be social events. Make a new friend, eat some food, visit the vendors… have a great time!

If you have any questions about any of the above etiquette or would like to know more, please ask an ITSA member. Also, most dancers, singers, elders and staff are happy to help.

Apr
22
Tue
Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser @ Freebirds World Burrito
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser  @ Freebirds World Burrito

Help Park City HOSA find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis by purchasing a burrito! Stop by on April 22nd between 3 and 8 PM

Apr
24
Thu
Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch Headquarters
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch Headquarters

Become a Bird Docent Volunteer and experience the wonder of raptors, first hand, while helping HWI expand its education mission!

Bird Docent volunteers assist in providing community outreach programs with HawkWatch International’s education birds. Volunteers are taught how to handle our non-releasable education birds, learn about birds of prey and HawkWatch International’s mission and programs, and then take the birds out to community programs to teach about raptor ecology and conservation. We do request a time commitment of volunteers and ask that they assist with some general bird care duties.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy @ Jim Santy Auditorium
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy @ Jim Santy Auditorium

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth.

Summit Land Conservancy has selected 13 environmental and adventure films ranging from 2 minutes to 27 minutes in length for this year’s festival. From a story about a boy catching his first fish to a visual poem about the joy of air, from a recreation of a legendary 1906 expedition to a profile on a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, from a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek examination of the plastic bag problem to a visually stunning exploration of a river that has not kissed the ocean in years, these 13 films will inspire, educate and challenge you and, quite possibly, change your world.

Arrive early to sign up to win fabulous door prizes. Tickets available online or at the door: $10 adults, $5 students. Proceeds to benefit the Summit Land Conservancy.

Apr
26
Sat
Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival) @ 100 S Japantown Street
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival) @ 100 S Japantown Street

9thAnnual Nihon Matsuri (Japan street festival) on Saturday, April 26 2014 located on 100 South “Japantown street” between 200 and 300 West in Salt Lake City. The festival is sponsored by a non-profit group of dedicated individuals, the Nihon Matsuri organization, whose goal is to share and educate the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and traditions.

Local performers — martial arts, kimono fashion show, taiko drummers and more! Traditional tea ceremony, children’s craft area, cosplay, flower arranging (Ikebana), bonsai and origami. Learn about Japanese history in Utah: Topaz Internment camp and Japanese farmers.

Japanese food, arts, crafts and merchandise to purchase. Admission is free.

Shred It! @ Evergreen Jr. High
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am
Shred It! @ Evergreen Jr. High

Purge those documents you no longer need, then dispose of them by shredding. Document shred day with drive-up service at 3401 South 2000 East. Sponsored by the Millcreek Community Center Library as part of its Money Smart programming during the month of April

Apr
30
Wed
Jazz Guitarists Corey Christiansen guests with Rowland Hall’s Jazz Band @ Rowland Hall Middle School Lincoln Campus
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
 Jazz Guitarists Corey Christiansen guests with Rowland Hall’s Jazz Band @ Rowland Hall Middle School Lincoln Campus

You don’t have to be a jazz music aficionado to have heard of preeminent jazz guitarist and educator Corey Christiansen http://coreychristiansen.com/. But you might be surprised to know he will be a guest artist performing with Rowland Hall’s jazz band, Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. The concert at Rowland Hall Middle School is free and open to the public.

Rowland Hall band director and music teacher Bret Jackson is excited to host Corey Christiansen and said he “hopes jazz enthusiasts in the larger community will attend the concert.”

“Corey is a fabulous recording artist, writer, educator and performer; he has played and taught in literally every type of situation around the globe for the last decade,” Jackson said. “He is big time in the professional jazz world.”

Jackson, who holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, is himself respected in the jazz community and has continued his professional performance career along side his passion for teaching — the combination keeps him in touch with what is going on in education and in the clubs.

May
3
Sat
KHUMBA @ The City Library
May 3 @ 11:00 am
KHUMBA @ The City Library

Directed by Anthony Silverstone
2013 | South Africa | 85 min
Recommended for All Ages

When Khumba, a young zebra, is blamed for the sudden drought affecting the land, he teams up with a wildebeest and ostrich to find a legendary waterhole. On his daring quest across the Great Karoo desert, Khumba meets a host of quirky characters and comes face to face with a tyrannical leopard in an epic battle to earn his stripes.

New Roots Farm Raising @ New Roots Farm
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
New Roots Farm Raising @ New Roots Farm

Please join New Roots with the International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake City for a Farm Raising on May 3rd. Help refugee farmers and gardeners get ready for a productive season by volunteering and donating tools and seeds from noon to 3pm. Stay with us after 3 for food and refreshments and a chance to meet the farmers and hear their inspiring stories. For questions or additional information, please contact Chris Natalie, New Roots VISTA at (801)328-1091 x494 or