Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

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 by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.

 

Sep
30
Fri
Chinese Vernacular Tradition – Lecture @ The County Library’s Viridian Event Center
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm
Chinese Vernacular Tradition - Lecture @ The County Library’s Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Presented at The County Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, 8030 S 1825 W

Lecture given by Wei (Windy) Zhao, PhD, AIA, LEED AP – Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture, University of Utah

Zhao’s exhibition presents Chinese culture through the lens of vernacular cultural traditions, including vernacular built environment and the ritual and social practices embedded in the built environment.

Oct
6
Thu
“Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know” @ Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
“Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know” @ Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Esteemed U of U English faculty — Mark Higgs Matheson, Barry Weller, and Richard Preiss — will present a lecture entitled “Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know”. This one-hour lecture (followed by 30 minutes for Q & A) will precede the opening of the SLCPL exhibit by two days and explore the historical significance of Shakespeare’s First Folio as a publishing landmark. This is a chance for people to see “The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.”

“Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars” | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
"Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars" | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch) |  |  |

Prothero will discuss themes from his new book titled “Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars: (Even When They Lose Elections)”

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah proudly presents the 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture by Stephen Prothero at 7 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Nancy Tessman Auditorium (map) downtown. The lecture is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Boston University. A skilled researcher and celebrated historian of religion, Prothero’s published books include: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter, and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t. In his lecture, he will address themes from his latest book Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections).

“Stephen Prothero’s lecture on the liberal-conservative culture wars is particularly timely.” Taking the long view, he offers context to understand the ongoing presidential campaign and a reasoned perspective on the stakes of the contest,” said professor of History and Tanner Center director Bob Goldberg.

Prothero has appeared on National Public Radio on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.

Prothero’s lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Held in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, these events are supported by Utah Humanities, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and Salt Lake City Public Library.

Oct
11
Tue
World Affairs Lecture Series – Mark Scott @ Westminster College - Jewett Center
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
World Affairs Lecture Series - Mark Scott @ Westminster College - Jewett Center |  |  |

This series features distinguished speakers from around the globe who are leading authorities in their fields, addressing key foreign policy issues. Our audience includes students, faculty and staff of higher educational institutions as well as members of the greater community. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This is the second lecture in a series of six.

Topic – “Who Controls Your Digital Identity? How Europe Wants to Become a Global Watchdog in the Internet Age”

From Facebook to Twitter, people’s online interactions have become central to how they are viewed in the online — and offline — worlds. Yet amid this push, battles are being fought over our online privacy and who controls our online identities that pit global policymakers against some of the world’s largest companies like Google and Amazon. In this fight, Europe has become a major player. It already has some of the toughest privacy standards worldwide, going further than the United States to offer people control over their online data. And a raft of recent legal decisions have extended Europe’s reach beyond its borders, potentially giving it control over how people in the United States and beyond interact online. Have these efforts gone too far? And should Europe be allowed to dictate how global privacy and data protection standards are created?

Oct
12
Wed
Lecture: Wasatch Rock Garden Society presents: Alpine Flora of Greece @ Red Butte Garden
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lecture: Wasatch Rock Garden Society presents: Alpine Flora of Greece @ Red Butte Garden  |  |  |

The Wasatch Rock Garden Society and the North American Rock Garden Society are once again pleased present an exceptional international speaker, Liberto Darios, from Athens, Greece.

Greece has the largest number of species of plants of any European nation—and few field botanists have traveled as much around Greece in recent years as Liberto, who has a special interest in the Mint Family which is richly diversified in Greece. He knows and loves all plants—especially bulbs. He has a strong interest in Xeriscape and naturalistic gardening as well. Liberto is a charismatic and wonderful speaker, launching a ten city lecture tour across America in Denver.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Oct
13
Thu
NSL Reads Fall Event – Everyday Superheroes @ North Salt Lake City Hall
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm
NSL Reads Fall Event - Everyday Superheroes @ North Salt Lake City Hall | North Salt Lake | Utah | United States

Calling all superheroes! Bring your whole family for a night of fantastic fun! The City of North Salt Lake and NSL Reads present “Everyday Superheroes” — featuring Ann Cannon, columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Adults/Teens: Come hear from Ann Cannon followed by a Q&A and book signing. Kids: What is your superpower? Come make your own superhero costume! Everyone: Enjoy refreshments, a superhero photo booth, and a raffle with lots of prizes, including a new Kindle Fire!

Oct
19
Wed
33rd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate – A lively debate on the legalization of marijuana @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
33rd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate - A lively debate on the legalization of marijuana @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? Several states have legalized the drug for non-medical purposes and other states have loosened regulations and made exceptions for its use. Advocates believe that legalization will help enhance the well-being of citizens and economic prospects of these states and reduce crime associated with illicit drug markets. Opponents argue that legalization will only lead to more dependency and usage of other drugs, a harm to young people and vulnerable citizens and increased criminal activity. Who is right?

On October 19, Paul Butler, Professor of law at Georgetown University, and Kevin Sabet, Director of the Drug Policy Institute and Assistant Professor at University of Florida College of Medicine, will debate these issues in the Moot Court room at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Professor Shima Baughman of the S.J. Quinney College of Law will moderate.

31st Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition Opening Reception @ Springville Museum of Art
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
31st Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition Opening Reception @ Springville Museum of Art | Springville | Utah | United States

Celebrate the opening of the Springville Museum of Art’s Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah exhibition on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 pm. Join us for live music and refreshments. Come mingle with some of our featured artists! This event is free to the public. The museum is located at 126 East 400 South Springville, Utah 84663.

Nov
3
Thu
The Flip Side of Michigan v. EPA: Are Cumulative Impacts Centrally Relevant? @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Nov 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
The Flip Side of Michigan v. EPA: Are Cumulative Impacts Centrally Relevant? @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Join the Wallace Stegner Center for the 12th annual Young Scholar lecture with Sanne Knudsen.

Nov
9
Wed
2016 Broadband Tech Summit @ The Falls Event Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am
2016 Broadband Tech Summit @ The Falls Event Center | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The 2016 Broadband Tech Summit will be held on November 9th in Salt Lake City. The summit will take place at the Falls Event Center in Historic Trolley Square. In keeping with the high quality of previous Annual Summits, this year’s summit will feature presentations from industry champions, policy insiders, and local broadband stakeholders. The Summit is presented by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the State of Utah Broadband Outreach Center, along the Lehi Chamber.

Nov
15
Tue
World Affairs Lecture Series – Summer Sanders @ Westminster College - Jewett Center
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
World Affairs Lecture Series - Summer Sanders @ Westminster College - Jewett Center |  |  |

This series features distinguished speakers from around the globe who are leading authorities in their fields, addressing key foreign policy issues. Our audience includes students, faculty and staff of higher educational institutions as well as members of the greater community. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This is the third lecture in a series of six.

“How Sport Brings the World Together — a Vital Tool for Global Development”

Sport is a powerful tool to connect gender, race, ethnicity and countries. It invokes passion and energy while providing very important life lessons and proper behaviors that can be used to positively build societies. We can see examples of the power in the Opening Ceremony in Rio, were 3 billion eyes were watching the beginning of the worlds sporting event and their message about inclusion, conflict resolution, sustainability and Eco-responsibility. This lecture will discuss the power of sport for positive change. How can global athletic attention, TV time, and money be used in a better way to enhance the power of sport?

Nov
16
Wed
Saluting Our Heroes @ The Grand America Hotel
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Saluting Our Heroes @ The Grand America Hotel  | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

What: The Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon honors the men and women who have served our country, while building awareness of the needs of returning service members. The event highlights opportunities and resources available in Utah to assist veterans as they transition back to civilian life.

2016 Event Speakers
• Keynote Speaker – Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker.
• National Ability Center Military Program speaker – Michael Jones, President, Pararescue Foundation

Dec
1
Thu
Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm
Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama announced plans for the largest genomic study in history: the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Then in 2016, he announced another major national initiative to accelerate cancer research and appointed Vice President Joe Biden to the helm of the Cancer Moonshot. With a cohort of one million Americans, the PMI promises to increase our understanding of the genetic basis of disease and forge the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. The technology to undertake these monumental projects exist today; however, many scientific, legal, economic, and ethical questions about the PMI and the practice of precision oncology remain unanswered. This one and a half day symposium at the University of Utah will host leading national experts in precision oncology, bioinformatics, equity, policy, and laboratory testing who are tackling the major questions raised by precision medicine, the PMI, and the Cancer Moonshot.

Dec
7
Wed
UHPP Health Care Solutions 2016 Conference @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
UHPP Health Care Solutions 2016 Conference @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center  | West Valley City | Utah | United States

UHPP is excited to announce our upcoming Health Care Solutions Conference 2016 . It will be held on December 7th 2016 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119). Much has happened with health care reform in Utah over the last year, so there is a lot to discuss.

Here is a sample of policy topics we will cover at this conference:

The Affordable Care Act: Will a New President Make a Difference?
A Fresh Look at Utah’s Diversity: How has Health Reform Helped Disparities Groups and Where We Are Still Falling Short
Utah’s Health Care Index – Year 2: Tracking Progress
Closing the Coverage Gap in Utah: Lessons Learned from Around the Nation and the Most Likely Road Ahead for Utah
Intergenerational Poverty: How Can we Tackle Poverty Without Addressing Access to Healthcare?
Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch and other refreshments.

Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing sustainable health care solutions for underserved Utahns through better access, education, and public policy.

Jan
9
Mon
World Affairs Lecture Series – Dr. Kevin Bales @ Westminster College - Jewett Center
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm
World Affairs Lecture Series - Dr. Kevin Bales @ Westminster College - Jewett Center |  |  |

This series features distinguished speakers from around the globe who are leading authorities in their fields, addressing key foreign policy issues. Our audience includes students, faculty and staff of higher educational institutions as well as members of the greater community. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This is the fourth lecture in a series of six.

“Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World”

This lecture will coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Dr. Bales will present his newest book, Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World, and will share his gripping examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking. In his talk, Bales will share hopeful and inspiring solutions we can all employ to fight slavery and ultimately protect our planet.

Presented in partnership with Utah Attorney General’s Office, Asian Association of Utah Immigration and Refugee Center and Engage Now Africa