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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.**

 

Oct
7
Mon
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center

Do you have words inside you want to let out? We will be writing about life in Salt Lake City. You can attend one or all sessions.

Monday and Thursdays Oct. 7 – Oct. 17
Age: Middle School through high school
Class Size: 12

Sandy Anderson has been published in Weber Studies, Eclectica, Stickman Review, Sugarhouse Review, Harpur Palate, Forge, and Ellipsis. Ghost Planet Press published her book At the Edge in White Robes in 1978, and her chapbook Jeanne Was Once a Player of Pianos, is available through Limberlost Press. Her poetry is included in the anthologies: New Poets of the American West, edited by Lowell Jaeger and Great and Peculiar Beauty edited by Terry Tempest Williams and Thomas Lyon. Her awards include the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in Literature in 1997, the Writers at Work Writing Advocate Award in 1995, and a listing as one of the Catalyst Magazine 100 in 2013. She has been involved in the literary community since the 1960s, and is the founder of City Art: the longest-running reading series in Utah. She has been artist in residence at several local high schools and given workshops to many different groups, including veterans and the disabled. She recently edited and published her fourth anthology of work by those with disabilities. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, two dogs and five guinea pigs.

Discussion Course: Addressing Climate Change @ Millcreek Center Library
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Discussion Course: Addressing Climate Change @ Millcreek Center Library

Adults. Participants in this 4-week course will learn more about global warming and explore the big picture of energy. Discover simple actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. Watt meters will be available for participant home use. Register by calling (801) 948-7884.

Oct
16
Wed
Fall Break Camp at Tracy Aviary @ Tracy Aviary
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
Fall Break Camp at Tracy Aviary @ Tracy Aviary

Tired of sitting on the couch during Fall Break?

Shake things up this year and join Tracy Aviary October 16th-18th for a fluttering good time!

Children in 1st grade through 4th grade are invited to attend camp from 9am to 4pm each day.

The crows are waiting! Don’t forget to check out Tracy Aviary in October, when there’s a surprise waiting for you around every corner. You’re bound to get “goose” bumps!

Haunted Histories: Ghost Story Writing with Donnae Tidwell @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 16 all-day
Haunted Histories: Ghost Story Writing with Donnae Tidwell @ SLCC Community Writing Center

The suspense and fear surrounding written ghost stories have made this a popular genre for centuries. Whether you’re nine or ninety, come learn the art of ghost stories, then write one of your own, whether you made it up or you experienced it yourself! Cost: $30. Registration is required.
2-part workshop
October 16 and 23 (W), 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Oct
18
Fri
Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah

There have been countless fires since the last ice age. What can the charcoal of the past tell us about the future of our world? Mitchell Power illustrates how geomorphologists use core samples to predict the world’s ever-changing climate. Mitchell Power is curator of the Garrett Herbarium at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Oct
19
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
21
Mon
2013 Food Day Forum @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2013 Food Day Forum @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium

Have you been wondering about how federal sequestration cuts have impacted Utah non-profits that deliver food aide to our community? Concerned about the state of the 2013 Farm Bill? Curious about the relationship between food insecurity and nutrition?
Come to the 2013 Food Day Forum to participate in the discussion and get some answers!

Panelists include:
Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger Executive Director Mary Richardson, Salt Lake Community Action Program Neighborhood Manager Patrice Isabella, Utah Department of Health Nutritionist Bill Tibbitts, Crossroads Urban Center Associate Director

Oct
22
Tue
An Evening with Five Utah Farmers @ Gore Auditorium at Westminster College
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Five Utah Farmers @ Gore Auditorium at Westminster College

What do you see when you think about farming in Utah? Expansive fields of monocrops? Grant Wood’s famous painting, American Gothic?

Jack Wilbur, in conjunction with the Utah Fruit and Vegetable Association has produced a short vignette that looks at what it means to be an urban farmer in Northern Utah.

Come for a screening of the film short and listen to the featured farmers speak about their motivations for farming here in Utah, the obstacles they’ve encountered, and the rewards they’ve gained.

Speakers include:
Jack Wilbur, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Tyson Roberts, Roberts Family Farm, Layton Utah Ralph Larsen, Three Squares Produce Farms, Salt Lake City Utah John Borski, Borski Farms, Kaysville Utah Mele Tua’one, Mololo Gardens, Bountiful Utah Sharon Leopardi, Backyard Urban Gardens, Salt Lake City Utah

Oct
23
Wed
The 100 Mile Meal @ Squatters Downtown Pub and Brewery, in the upstairs Loft
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm
The 100 Mile Meal @ Squatters Downtown Pub and Brewery, in the upstairs Loft

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food. The 100 Mile Meal is the culminating event for Salt Lake City’s celebration of Food Day.

Did you know the average meal in the United States travels 1,500 miles from the farm-gate to your plate? The 100 Mile Meal is an opportunity for Salt Lake City to celebrate its local food, farms, and economy, while illustrating a commitment to sustainable agriculture.

The meal will highlight seasonal ingredients sourced from farms within 100 miles of Mayor Becker’s Salt Lake office. The rest of the evening with feature the national premier of Green Living Project’s film short about the New Roots Refugee Agriculture Program, and speeches by the filmmaker and Mayors of Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City.

Proceeds from the 100 Mile Meal will benefit Slow Food Utah’s Micro-Grant Program, which supports local food-related projects, especially small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators, and educators.

Oct
24
Thu
Westminster Presents a Free Reading by Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Ranjan Adiga @ Westminster College Gore School of Business Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Westminster Presents a Free Reading by Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Ranjan Adiga @ Westminster College Gore School of Business Auditorium

Westminster College presents a free reading by poets Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Ranjan Adiga as part of the 2013–2014 Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain writes and translates English, Chinese, and French. She was born in Singapore, and educated at Columbia University, New York University, and Paris IV-Sorbonne. Her two collections of poetry are My Funeral Gondola and Water the Moon. She has translated contemporary Chinese poetry and prose, French and American poetry. She is an editor at Vif Éditions, an independent French publishing house in Paris. Also a zheng harpist, she has performed worldwide. fionasze.com

Ranjan Adiga was born and raised in Nepal, and has earned creative writing degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the University of Hawaii. He writes in English, though it is his second language. His upcoming book is a collection of short stories exploring the nature of desire and tradition in a changing society. His stories have appeared in Story Quarterly, South Asian Review, 34th Parallel, and Nepali Times, among others. Adiga is Westminster’s new faculty member in the English Department.

Since its inception, the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks poetry series has partnered with other organizations to promote contemporary literature in Utah, with a particular focus on bringing new and international poets to the state. We are grateful to the Zoo, Arts, and Parks program for funding and would like to draw your attention to the complete listing of cultural events available at www.nowplayingutah.com.