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.**

 

August – September 2013

Aug
12
Mon
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors @ SLCC Community Writing Center

It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the Annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Passion . . . and Why?”

Silver Pen at Midvale Senior Center
350 W. Park St. (7610 S.)
2-part workshop
August 12 and 19 (M), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Aug
13
Tue
Grant Writing II @ MURRAY SITE
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grant Writing II @ MURRAY SITE

What is a logic model? This tool captures a program in a graphic format, clarifying activities and outcomes and communicating the anticipated results to the funder. Many federal, state, and foundation grants request applicants to submit a logic model as a part of a grant application. Building on principles from Grant Writing I, you will develop a complete logic model for your program that will support both your grant writing and grant implementation efforts.

To register or for more information, call (801)585-1780 or visit http://continue.utah.edu/proed/class/proed_508_grant_writing_ii

Aug
15
Thu
Osher Open House @ Rice Eccles Stadium
Aug 15 all-day
Osher Open House @ Rice Eccles Stadium

Osher Lifelong Learning presents a special free event for people age 50 and better.

Speaker Dr. Edward Y. Zamrini, M.D. of the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) will be presenting the keynote: The Case for Building Brain Reserve.

The event will also feature a sneak peek of our fall courses. Don’t miss it!

Join us August 15, 2013 from 9:00 am to noon at Rice Eccles Stadium. A continental breakfast will be provided.

RSVP required, call 801-585-5442

Aug
29
Thu
Poet LILLIAN YVONNE-BERTRAM & University of Utah Creative Writing GRADUATE STUDENTS READING @ Finch Lane Gallery-Art Barn
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Poet LILLIAN YVONNE-BERTRAM & University of Utah Creative Writing GRADUATE STUDENTS READING @ Finch Lane Gallery-Art Barn

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, was selected by Claudia Rankine as the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award winner and published by Red Hen Press in 2012 and is a 2013 poetry nominee for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award for outstanding works of literature published by African Americans. Her second book, a slice from the cake made of air, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. She is one-sixth of the poetry collective, Line Assembly. She has been in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Montana Artist’s Refuge, and is the recipient of a United States Embassy grant to be in residence at the Ventspils Writers & Translators House in Ventspils, Latvia, in 2014. The 2009-2011 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow at Williams College, her poetry and prose has received numerous awards and has appeared widely. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

Sep
3
Tue
Get User-Friendly! Writing for Web Accessibility @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Sep 3 – Sep 10 all-day
Get User-Friendly! Writing for Web Accessibility @ SLCC Community Writing Center

People with disabilities comprise more than 10% of the U.S. population. Web content is inaccessible for many of these individuals, preventing them from connecting with ideas, products and communities. SLCC Associate Professor Melissa Helquist will provide tips and tools for writing accessible web content in this workshop intended for non-profits, businesses, or individuals seeking to improve web accessibility. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

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

Sep
16
Mon
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Chapman Library
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Chapman 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.

Sep
19
Thu
Prose writers Stacy Levine and Lydia Millet at the Finch Lane Gallery @ The Finch Lane Gallery, Art Barn
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Prose writers Stacy Levine and Lydia Millet at the Finch Lane Gallery @ The Finch Lane Gallery, Art Barn

The readings begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception for the authors. A lunchtime conversation is scheduled the next day at the Art Barn from noon to 1:00 p.m. all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 801.596.5000

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

Sep
26
Thu
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.