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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.

Sep
1
Sun
Little Chick Classes: Fall Session @ Tracy Aviary
Sep 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Little Chick Classes: Fall Session @ Tracy Aviary

Bring your little ones to stretch their wings with our educators and birds in Tracy Aviary’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes.

Our classes are offered every other week over a three-month period. Knowing how busy Moms’ and Dads’ schedules can be, each 2-3 and 3-4 class will run as a weekday session, and a Saturday session. 4-5 classes are held on alternating Saturdays, so that you and your busy kindergartener can attend outside of school.

Classes feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, a snack, a sing-along song, and an engaging story connecting with our age-appropriate themes.

All classes are designed for parents to attend and participate with their child.

Register now! Space for each class is limited to 12!

For more information, a class schedule and to sign up, please visit http://www.tracyaviary.org/pre-k-classes/

The Great Salt Lake Yoga Festival @ Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
Sep 1 all-day
The Great Salt Lake Yoga Festival @ Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

The third annual Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest will be happening on Labor Day at the Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City. The Yoga Fest is a platform to share yogic talents and resources at an affordable price for beginners and advanced practitioners of Yoga.

Sep
2
Mon
Justin Wheatley and Aaron Ashcraft Exhibition Opening @ Art Barn, Finch Lane Galleries
Sep 2 all-day
Justin Wheatley and Aaron Ashcraft Exhibition Opening @ Art Barn, Finch Lane Galleries

Two new exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery explore the theme of relationships.

Justin Wheatley’s mixed media installation Salt Lake City: Chain Link and Welcome Mats examines the city from an east side/west side perspective, while Aaron Ashcraft’s sculptured ceramics focus on the relationship of textures found in nature in his exhibition called Conversations.

The exhibitions run August 9 through September 27, with an artists’ reception on Friday, August 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional evening hours during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on August 16 and September 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All events are free of charge.

The Great Salt Lake Yoga Festival @ Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
Sep 2 all-day
The Great Salt Lake Yoga Festival @ Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

The third annual Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest will be happening on Labor Day at the Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City. The Yoga Fest is a platform to share yogic talents and resources at an affordable price for beginners and advanced practitioners of Yoga.

Miner’s Day Parade in Park City @ Park City's Historic Main Street
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miner's Day Parade in Park City @ Park City's Historic Main Street

Come up to Park City’s Historic Main Street & City Park on Labor Day and join the Park City Rotary Club in celebrating our mining heritage during a full day of activities for all ages including the Funky 5k Fun Run, pancake breakfast, parade, live music, softball games, mucking & drilling competitions, kids’ races, beer gardens and vendors. The 116th Annual Labor Day gathering celebrates Park City’s Mining Heritage and raises money for Summit County non-profit organizations.

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.

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
4
Wed
VA Farmers Market @ Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
VA Farmers Market @ Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is starting up a Farmers Market this summer!

Local vendors will be providing fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, specialty items, and beverages. The aim of the market is to increase the access of healthy, local food to everyone at the VA. It is a chance to build relationships with farmers and small businesses in the area and make fresh produce a part of every week. Veterans, staff, and the public are all invited. The VA campus is beautiful this time of year.

Come and join us for a Wednesday afternoon lunch. Enjoy some music and relax in the shade!

Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Individuals engage in numerous activities (purchasing and driving a car, applying lawn pesticides) with environmental consequences (lifecycle product impacts, tailpipe emissions, contaminated run-off). The environmental harms occasioned by these activities are often individually de minimis but collectively significant. Environmental law largely ignores individuals as a source of environmental harms but it will be necessary to more directly address harms arising from environmentally significant individual behaviors to make progress toward sustainability, mitigate climate change, and, more generally, tackle second generation environmental challenges.