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.**

 

Aug
16
Fri
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4

Come see the Marriott Library’s new exhibit on river running history, “Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau,” featuring items from Special Collections.

Materials include books, rare photographs, and films on topics such as USGS Surveys, French Kayakers, and SOCOTWA.

Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Weather with John Horel @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Weather with John Horel @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Join University of Utah meteorologist John Horel to learn about fire weather.

Aug
17
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Aug 17 @ 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.

Aug
21
Wed
Peaceful Uprising All-Community Meeting and Work Party @ The Mexican Federation
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peaceful Uprising All-Community Meeting and Work Party @ The Mexican Federation

Want to help with PeaceUp’s campaign to protect our air, water, and land from tar sands mining and refining? Stop one of the world’s dirtiest industries from beginning in our bio-region, while building resilient, empowered community!

At this meeting, we’ll gather together to work on ongoing projects, find out how we can help with these efforts, and spend time together as a community. Have an idea? This is the place to bring it!

Things we can talk about and work on include, but are not limited to:

Using house parties to build our movement base
Inviting our neighbors to upcoming community discussions by canvassing local communities
Creating fun events that bring us together and energize us.

FOOD will be provided, and children are welcome!

www.peacefuluprising.org

Aug
22
Thu
Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch International
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch International

Bird Docent volunteers assist in providing community outreach programs with HawkWatch International’s education birds. Volunteers learn how to handle our non-releasable education birds, learn about the birds 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 have a time commitment for volunteers and ask they assist with some general bird care duties. If you would like to become a Bird Docent volunteer for HawkWatch International, attend the orientation where you will meet the birds and Nikki Wayment, HWI Education and Community Outreach Director.

Aug
23
Fri
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4

Come see the Marriott Library’s new exhibit on river running history, “Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau,” featuring items from Special Collections.

Materials include books, rare photographs, and films on topics such as USGS Surveys, French Kayakers, and SOCOTWA.

Aug
24
Sat
5K Run for the Wolves @ Bonneville Shoreline Trail, University of Utah
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
5K Run for the Wolves @ Bonneville Shoreline Trail, University of Utah

If you like wolves, running, or walking in a beautiful mountain setting, this event is for you!

Choose between a 5K Run or 1.5 mile Walk for the Wolves. Proceeds benefit the campaign to allow wolves to return to Utah. Register by August 14 to receive a Run for the Wolves custom-designed t-shirt.

Children receive a small wolf toy. Umpqua, the almost-wolf ambassador, will be there to greet participants.

Arrive by 7:30 pm to register and get a bib number,

Sponsored by Utah Environmental Congress.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Aug 24 @ 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.

FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS @ THE SHOP, yoga Studio
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS @ THE SHOP, yoga Studio

Grandmother Mona Polacca, a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and a of various UN committees, will lead a discussion on how we can be involved in water conservation solutions and indigenous wisdom. Local organizations will also be present to discuss how we can support our local community’s conservation projects.

 

Light snacks and beverages will be provided after the film while attendants enjoy the information tables and live music.
All proceeds go to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Brought together by a common vision of peace, thirteen tribal elders, all grandmothers from across the globe, travel to eight different countries to share one powerful message of hope. Five years in the making and shot on location from the remote villages of the Amazon to the steps of the Vatican, this film follows these amazing women as they face a world in crisis.

Aug
26
Mon
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest
Aug 26 – Sep 30 all-day
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest

Ute Mountain Lookout Tower is the first and the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Uinta Mountain Range. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935-1937, the tower served as the fire lookout’s living quarters, thirty feet above the ground with only 196 square feet of space. While the lookout is no longer used to spot fires, it is a significant tourist attraction in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service, an important part of our cultural heritage.

Dates: Session 1: Aug. 26th-30th; Session 2: Sept. 3rd-6th; Session 3: Sept 9th-13th; Session 4: Sept 16th-20th

Scope of Work: Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September of 2008 due to decay in the tower legs and stairway. HistoriCorps volunteers will reroof the tower, replace deteriorated timbers, and rehabilitate the windows, learning how to:

  • Reroof the cab
  • Remove, repair, and rebuild cross ties
  • Remove and rebuild stairs, catwalk and railing
  • Retro-fit joists and beams beneath platform
  • Scrape and paint all exterior surfaces

Lodging and Directions: Take Hwy 44 to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. The tower is located two and one-half miles west of the loop. Take the turn off on the unpaved and narrow road towards Spirit Lake. The tower is located 51 miles northwest of Vernal, UT at 8,834 feet elevation, Near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Volunteers will be camping at Summit Springs Guard Station, approximately 3.5 miles east of Ute Tower. Volunteers also have the option of camping at the Ute Tower Site. More specific directions will be given upon registration.

Additional Information: The project will be managed and supervised by two or more HistoriCorps instructors and will be designed to optimize learning opportunities. Camping, tools, safety equipment, and meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation and to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. All crew members must be physically capable of lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling for sustained periods each day at high altitudes in variable weather; previous carpentry, roofing/shingling, maintenance, historic preservation, landscaping, and/or construction experience helpful, but not required. If you have a fear of heights, this project is not recommended.