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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.

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**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.**

 

August – September 2013

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.

Aug
27
Tue
Youth Mentoring at the Sorenson Unity Center @ Sorenson Unity Center
Aug 27 all-day
Youth Mentoring at the Sorenson Unity Center @ Sorenson Unity Center

Looking to beat the heat this summer? Stay inside and volunteer at the Sorenson Unity Center!

Adult volunteers are needed on weekday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm. Fascinating programs include robotics, science, electronics, and computer skills. No experience is necessary and all training will be provided.

 

Aug
28
Wed
esingleparents fundraiser @ Buffalo Wild Wings
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
esingleparents fundraiser @ Buffalo Wild Wings

esingleparent is a non-profit organization striving to assist single parents navigate their way into higher education. Come join us at Buffalo Wild Wings where 10% of your purchase will go to support this valuable community organization!

Aug
29
Thu
Volunteer at the Utah State Capitol @ Utah State Capitol Visitors Center
Aug 29 all-day
Volunteer at the Utah State Capitol @ Utah State Capitol Visitors Center

Do you love history, art, or architecture? Do you enjoy meeting new people? The Visitors Center at the Utah State Capitol would love your help!

Volunteer docents lead visitors on engaging, informative tours about the history, art, and scope of the Capitol building. Volunteer docents provide an indispensable service to thousands of Capitol visitors, while meeting interesting people from across the U.S. and around the globe. Docents have the opportunity to develop new skills and areas of expertise; cultivate a special connection with the Capitol community; and attend volunteer socials and recognition events.

Volunteer training includes workshops on early Utah history, the Capitol construction, architectural and artistic characteristics, the Capitol restoration, and government processes.

To find out more about volunteering at the Capitol, please call Sara at 801-538-1800 or send an e-mail to capitoltours@utah.gov.

Aug
31
Sat
The Whole Enchihuahua @ Humane Society of Utah
Aug 31 all-day
The Whole Enchihuahua @ Humane Society of Utah

Join the Humane Society of Utah for The Whole Enchihuahua – a movie on our lawn and Mexican food on site! We will have Mexican food available from 5:00 pm, and at sundown (around 8:30 pm) we will be screening “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets (no coolers, please) and your dog-friendly canines on leash to enjoy the movie with the Humane Society of Utah.

Sep
3
Tue
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest
Sep 3 – Sep 6 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.

Sep
5
Thu
Volunteer at the Utah State Capitol @ Utah State Capitol Visitors Center
Sep 5 all-day
Volunteer at the Utah State Capitol @ Utah State Capitol Visitors Center

Do you love history, art, or architecture? Do you enjoy meeting new people? The Visitors Center at the Utah State Capitol would love your help!

Volunteer docents lead visitors on engaging, informative tours about the history, art, and scope of the Capitol building. Volunteer docents provide an indispensable service to thousands of Capitol visitors, while meeting interesting people from across the U.S. and around the globe. Docents have the opportunity to develop new skills and areas of expertise; cultivate a special connection with the Capitol community; and attend volunteer socials and recognition events.

Volunteer training includes workshops on early Utah history, the Capitol construction, architectural and artistic characteristics, the Capitol restoration, and government processes.

To find out more about volunteering at the Capitol, please call Sara at 801-538-1800 or send an e-mail to capitoltours@utah.gov.

Sep
9
Mon
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest
Sep 9 – Sep 13 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.

Sep
12
Thu
20th Annual Black Diamond Fall Fundraiser Party @ Black Diamond Equipment
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm
20th Annual Black Diamond Fall Fundraiser Party @ Black Diamond Equipment

Please join us for the 20th Annual Black Diamond Fall Fundraiser Party! Beverages by Uinta Brewing, food, live music by Herban Empire, silent auction and raffle with tons of great donated gear, and over 1,200 other backcountry enthusiasts and Utah Avalanche Center supporters. All proceeds go towards providing the tools you use to stay on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Go to the website for more info and tickets

Sep
14
Sat
SLC Recovery Day @ Gallivan Center
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
SLC Recovery Day @ Gallivan Center

DAY EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN: September 14, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

7:00-8:00 a.m. 5K on-site registration
8:30 a.m 5K starts on Galivan Ave.
9:00 a.m -3:00 p.m. Recovery Day Celebration on Galivan Plaza
11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. Free hotdogs!

WHO: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness/ USARA celebrates individuals in recovery, their loved ones, friends and community supporters. Representatives from over 60 agiencies, mutual aide groups and community partners will be participating with giveaways and information about substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support.

WHY: September is National Recovery Month (www.recoverymonth.gov) promoting “Join the Voices for Recovery – On Pathways to Wellness”. The event is held to raise community awareness about the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
CONTACT: email us at info@myusara.com
USARA is a grass-roots, non-profit, Recovery Community Organization (RCO). Our mission is to serve the community of individuals in their recovery from substance use disorders, their families, friends and allies. For more information visit: www.myusara.com