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.

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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
3
Thu
RDT presents LEGACY @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
RDT presents LEGACY @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Repertory Dance Theatre presents LEGACY, October 3-5 at 7:30 pm at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This stirring concert features José Limón’s modern dance masterpiece, “Missa Brevis” — a tribute to cities destroyed during World War II and to those unconquerable qualities in human beings that compel the spirit to rise in hope and to survive. Choreography features 22 dancers including RDT and guests from BYU and UVU who will perform to a powerful score by Zoltan Kodaly. Also on the concert are works by Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Bill Evans, and Ze’eva Cohen — all legacies in the history of modern dance and of RDT. Tickets are $30 in advance ($15 for students & seniors). More information at www.rdtutah.org.

Oct
4
Fri
Scientist in the Spotlight – Wildfires with Phillip Dennison @ The Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Wildfires with Phillip Dennison @ The Natural History Museum of Utah

Satellite data has been used to map every fire in the Western U.S. larger than 1000 acres since 1984. Join fire expert Philip Dennison to learn how satellite data are used to map fire scars and explain trends in wildfire. Discover the links between fire and a warming climate, and explore what the fire trends mean for us in Utah.

Oct
8
Tue
Adapting to Climate Change: Implications for Utah @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 8 @ 12:15 pm
 Adapting to Climate Change: Implications for Utah @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

This is a student moderated panel that will discuss the most important issues related to climate change in the State of Utah, including impacts on water, wildlife, and air and what programs and policies that the state, city, and private parties are taking to adapt to climate change projections.

Panelists include:

Courtenay Strong, Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Tage Flint, General Manager of Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
Vicki Bennett, Director, Office of Sustainability, Salt Lake City
Rory Reynolds, Director, Division of Wildlife Resource, State of Utah

Oct
9
Wed
Geothermal – The Hottest Alternative Energy @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.
Oct 9 all-day
Geothermal - The Hottest Alternative Energy @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.

Though a recent MIT study estimated that use of only 2% of the geothermal energy under US soil could supply all of the country’s energy needs for the next 2000 years, geothermal is the least known and least understood of alternative energy sources. Yet geothermal is clean, carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative, and provides power when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind isn’t blowing. Learn exactly what geothermal energy is, where it comes from, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and what the future might bring.

Oct
10
Thu
Nine Mile Canyon: The Archaeological History of an American Treasure @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 10 @ 12:15 pm
Nine Mile Canyon: The Archaeological History of an American Treasure @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

With an estimated 10,000 ancient rock art sites, Nine Mile Canyon has long captivated people the world over. The 45-mile-long canyon, dubbed the “World’s Longest Art Gallery,” hosts what is believed to be the largest concentration of rock art in North America. But rock art is only part of the amazing archaeological fabric that scholars have been struggling to explain for more than a century. Jerry D. Spangler takes the reader on a journey into Nine Mile Canyon through the eyes of the generations of archaeologists who have gone there only to leave bewildered by what it all means.

Making the Case Against Gene Patents @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Making the Case Against Gene Patents @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: an Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Attorney Sandra Park

Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to advance the rights and civil liberties of women and girls. She represented twenty medical organizations, geneticists, and patients in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer, resulting in a unanimous 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating gene patents.

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: An Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Court Room
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
Making the Case Against Gene Patents: An Evening with ACLU Women's Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Court Room

Please join the ACLU of Utah, the Center for Law & Biomedical Studies at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and The University of Utah College of Nursing for a special evening with Sandra S. Park, a Senior Staff Attorney for the national ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, and a lead litigator in the recent case against gene patenting before the U.S. Supreme Court, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics.
Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the National ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At the WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to advance the rights and civil liberties of women and girts. She represented twenty medical organizations, geneticists, and patients in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer.
On June 13, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and medical professional associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

The patents allowed a Utah company, Myriad Genetics, to control access to the genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, thereby giving them the right to limit others from doing research or diagnostic testing of the genes, which can be crucial for individuals making important medical decisions. The patents also allowed Myriad to set the terms and cost of testing and made it difficult for women to access alternate tests or get a comprehensive second opinion about their results.

The court found that the patents on human genes are invalid, which represents a major shift in patent law and overturns current Patent Office policy. The court also found that patents on complementary DNA, or cDNA, are patent-eligible. Scientists can provide genetic testing without relying on cDNA. Thus, the court’s ruling lifted the patent obstacle to offering genetic diagnostic testing.

http://www.acluutah.org/component/k2/item/561-sandrapark

Oct
12
Sat
United Clans Swordsmen Association Bi-Annual Sword fighting competition @ Liberty Park
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
United Clans Swordsmen Association Bi-Annual Sword fighting competition  @ Liberty Park

The United Clans Swordsman Association will be holding our Bi-Annual sword fighting competition on October 12th 2013 at Liberty Park in Salt Lake city.

Though the competition is only open to current members of the Association, all are welcome to come and watch this competition.

The organization, which teaches long sword, short sword, dagger, and grappling, holds these competitions 2 times a year, in April and October, and is an opportunity for our members, and the community to see what it is that we teach as well as showcasing the best of our skills in a competition atmosphere.

 

14th Annual Latin American Dance Spectacular @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
14th Annual Latin American Dance Spectacular @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

The Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance (UHDA) invites you to attend our 14th annual Latin American Dance Spectacular on Saturday, October 12th, at 7:00 pm at the Rose Wagner Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. Colorful costumes, authentic music, and especially our native dancers combine to take the audience on a cultural tour of Latin America. The UHDA has dazzled audiences from Europe to South America and looks forward to performing for its hometown friends and neighbors. Tickets are only $10 and are available by calling Arttix at 801-355-ARTS or online at www.arttix.org

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.