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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
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
Excel Level 1 @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2182
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Excel Level 1 @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2182

A hands-on, interactive class covering Microsoft Excel fundamentals. Explore the new user interface and Ribbon, create formulas, and use functions. Other topics include spreadsheet formatting, printing, and working with large spreadsheets.

For more information, call 801-581-6061 or visit http://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_412_excel_level_1 .

Apr
23
Wed
Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Apr 23 all-day
Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference  @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the CWC at SLCC’s Writing & Social Justice Conference to write your public official about the change you’d like to see! For more information, see www.wsjconf.wordpress.com Cost: Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Location: SLCC South City Campus, 1575 South State Street.
1-part workshop
April 23 (W), Time TBA
Cost: Free and open to the public

Responsive Web Design @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2180
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Responsive Web Design @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2180

Discover the latest techniques to make your website more readable and functional across various screen sizes and devices. Learn to use responsive design to anticipate your users’ needs. We will explore CSS techniques and design principles, including fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries, demonstrating how you can deliver a quality experience to your users. Topics include: Planning your layout; Adding containers, content, and links; Creating and slicing multiple-sized banner images in Photoshop; Linking to CSS files with media queries; Setting the viewport scale; Styling headings, body text, and footers; Styling and repositioning navigation links. Completion of HTML5/XHTML class and CSS Level 1 or instructor approval is required.

For more information, call 801-581-6061 or visit http://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_478_responsive_web_design .

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.

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

Flying WILD @ Tracy Aviary
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Flying WILD @ Tracy Aviary

This fun-filled, interactive educator training is ideal for classroom teachers, environmental educators, school administrators, after-school program staff, youth group/service organization leaders, or anyone who loves birds and wants to teach others about them. The Flying WILD program trains formal and non-formal educators to facilitate hands-on, standards-based activities that promote understanding of scientific concepts and engage students in environmental stewardship. Each activity has been created to help participants excel academically through real, scientific inquiry and learn the importance of birds and their conservation.

A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest! Cost: $60. Registration is required.
4-part workshop
April 5, 12, 19, and 26 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $60
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Apr
29
Tue
JavaScript Level 1 @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2180
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 9:30 pm
JavaScript Level 1 @ U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2180

JavaScript is an easy-to-learn scripting language supported by all popular Web browsers. Students will learn to use JavaScript effectively, making their web pages more dynamic and functional. Course objectives incorporate instruction in the fundamentals of JavaScript programming, including the use of core JavaScript objects and the syntax of the language (statements, conditionals, loops, and functions), as well as how to immediately use JavaScript to write code for handling image rollovers and other tasks. Experience with HTML is required. Experience with CSS and programming is beneficial but not required.

For more information, call 801-581-6061 or visit http://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_532_javascript_level_1 .