Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar airs throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here.

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.**

 

September – October 2013

Sep
21
Sat
Animate Your Words! Comic Book Creation @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm
Animate Your Words! Comic Book Creation @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Marvel, DC, now CWC! Be a part of our league as we work to storyboard epic adventures. This interactive workshop will give participants a step-by-step look at comic book creation and their own self-made comic book. Cost: $30. Registration is required.
2-part workshop
September 21 and 28 (S), 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

A Wetlands Migration Journey @ Millcreek Center Library
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm
A Wetlands Migration Journey @ Millcreek Center Library

Kids, grades 3 to 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Presented by Tracy Aviary at the Millcreek Center Library.

Why do birds migrate, and what helps them along the way? This program turns participants into migratory birds and sends them on a journey that reveals the importance of wetland stopover zones. Kids will have up-close encounters with live migratory and wetlands birds.
Register by calling (801) 948-7884.

Sep
26
Thu
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Bob Keiter will read from and discuss his new book which argues the goal of the national parks system “to conserve unimpaired” is not as straightforward as it seems. Keiter traces the history of the national park idea from its inception to its uncertain future. Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks cannot be treated as special islands and must be managed as critical cores of a larger ecosystem. Today’s mandate must remain to conserve unimpaired – but Keiter shows how the national park idea can and must go much farther.

Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund will give a talk at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Naslund’s latest novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman, explores the transformative power of art, history, and love in the lives of creative women; at the center of the book is the story of renowned nineteenth-century portraitist Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette’s favorite painter. The UMFA has two Vigée-Le Brun paintings in its permanent collection, which will be on temporary, special display together after the 7pm talk.

Sep
28
Sat
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden

Support the Garden and choose from a wide selection of native and water-wise plants, ornamental grasses, and flowering perennials. Fall is the best time to plant garlic and spring flowering bulbs. Check out our selection, including bulbs for every use from naturalizing to forcing!
Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist you with plant selection. All proceeds benefit the Horticulture and Education programs at Red Butte Garden.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.

Erin Brockovich town hall meeting @ Foxboro elementary
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm
Erin Brockovich town hall meeting @ Foxboro elementary

Erin Brockovich, Communities For Clean Air & Physicians for a Healthy Environment are hosting a town hall meeting regarding shutting down Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator. We will have information and will be answering questions regarding our fight, your health, and our future plans.

Sep
30
Mon
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library

Join Peaceful Uprising for a presentation about an issue that’s seriously impacting our air!

Tar sands are asphalt-like deposits, and mining and refining them is a last-ditch effort to extract usable fuel from the earth. An oil-like substance is cemented into the rock, and turning it into usable fuel requires intensive processing that releases huge amounts of toxins into our air and water. It’s pretty much the dirtiest energy imaginable–yes, refining it is even worse for our air quality, and health, than refining regular crude.

Tar sands refining has already begun in North Salt Lake, at the Chevron refinery, which processes tar sands from Canada. This happened under the radar, without most people even being aware of what tar sands are–even though tar sands developments in Canada have been severely affecting people’s health for years.

Now, tar sands mining could begin in eastern Utah in the coming year–unless we stop it, which Peaceful Uprising and allies like Utah Tar Sands Resistance are working to do. But, we need to GROW the popular movement to stop tar sands in order to ultimately succeed. By demonstrating popular resistance, we show potential investors that tar sands developments in Utah are facing major roadblocks. This has set back start dates substantially, giving us confidence that we CAN win–with YOUR help!

We’ll give a presentation on what tar sands and climate justice are, and how this struggle is part of the broader movement for climate justice. We’ll talk about the effects of tar sands mining and refining on our health, and what the campaign has been doing so far.

Then, we’ll open a space for asking questions, and for sharing concerns, knowledge, and ideas.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Peaceful Uprising’s work, this is a great way to plug in! If you just want to know more about the issue and get updates about important events, that’s great too.

If you want to set up a presentation for your congregation, PTA, or other group, email Volunteers@PeacefulUprising.org.

Oct
2
Wed
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government  Center

The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is a panel of volunteer citizens

who are dedicated to bringing the benefits of cycling to the Wasatch Front! The committee

meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss community development of better

resources for bicycles and walking. The general public is always welcome to join us at the

Salt Lake County Government Center at 2001 South State Street, Room N-1010 from 5:30-

7:30pm.

Oct
3
Thu
Oh, What a Character!: Writing Character Development @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 3 all-day
Oh, What a Character!: Writing Character Development @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or even poetry, it’s the people in the piece who make it so compelling. Come create empathy with your reader by developing relatable characters. Join the CWC and learn how to write dynamic characters, include multiple characters in a story, and describe characters in action and dialogue. Cost: $30. Registration is required.
2-part workshop
October 3 and 10 (Th), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192