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.**

 

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.

Fall Festival! @ Hilltop Christian School
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm
Fall Festival! @ Hilltop Christian School

Join the fun at our annual Fall Festival! To be held on Friday, October 4th from 4 pm – 7 pm. There will be food truck, pony rides, bounce houses, carnival games and more!

LEGAL AID SOCIETY’S BLUE RIBBON GALA CELEBRATION @ Little America
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
LEGAL AID SOCIETY’S BLUE RIBBON GALA CELEBRATION @ Little America

Tickets are $125 per person or gather ten best friends for a table at $1250.

For tickets or more information, contact:
Mary Cranney
801-924-3177
mcranney@lasslc.org

Profits from this Gala event provide vital support to obtain protection orders and help with other resources to meet the immediate safety needs of domestic abuse victims and their dependent children, and to help them achieve stability for their families.

Oct
5
Sat
Six-Pack Saturday Historic Pub Crawl @ Downtown SLC
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Six-Pack Saturday Historic Pub Crawl @ Downtown SLC

On the Six-Pack Saturday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into six of Utah’s most well-known watering holes.

The mining and railroad boom brought immigrants to Utah from around the world. With them they brought their well-established drinking habits. Rather than lose money to outsiders by importing beer, the first “buy local” movement was initiated by these men with a knack for brewing beer

Oct
8
Tue
2013 Hope Benefit @ La Caille
Oct 8 all-day
2013 Hope Benefit @ La Caille

The Hope Benefit is organized by the Friends of the Senior Charity Care Foundation for the purpose of supporting charity care for seniors in care settings who cannot afford the total cost of their care and/or services. The Senior Charity Care Foundation uses the proceeds of the Hope Benefit to improve the quality of life for our seniors in care facilities by fulfilling unmet essential needs.

Each year the Friends select a Continuum of Caring Award recipient who has demonstrated strong support for the senior population. The Friends of the Foundation selected Sonnie Yudell, program manager at the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services, to receive the 2013 Continuum of Caring Award. Her dedicated work in aging, including being a founding member of the Utah Coalition for Caregiver Support, has helped shape the scope of aging in Utah.

For more information, please visit our website: www.seniorcharitycarefoundation.org. Here is a link to the Hope Benefit webpage: http://seniorcharitycarefoundation.org/hope-benefit.php

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.

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