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.

 

Oct
19
Thu
Science On Tap with Jason Sheperd @ Piper Down
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Science On Tap with Jason Sheperd @ Piper Down  |  |  |

Join us for the second Science On Tap with Dr. Jason Sheperd at Piper Down! He will talk about his groundbreaking research into memory while we drink ours away. The event is free and 21+. Dress like your favorite scientist and bring your bad science jokes for chances to win prizes! More information about Science on Tap SLC can be found here https://www.facebook.com/tapdatsci

Oct
20
Fri
Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement. Law schools in particular are a bellwether in the student loan debate. During the Obama administration Congress, the Department of Education, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted a variety of limited legal reforms to student lending. Despite these limited reforms student debt still looms large over the future of millions of Americans. Will the Trump administration signal a shift in student lending? What does the future hold for America’s struggling student borrowers?

Women in Safety: Beyond My Wildest @ WCF Insurance
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Women in Safety: Beyond My Wildest @ WCF Insurance |  |  |

Join the Utah Safety Council’s Women in Safety group for a special presentation by Peggy Larsen, Senior Vice President of Marketing for WCF Insurance. She will be sharing her amazing story about rebellion, tragedy, and finding strength.

Peggy Larsen grew up in the parched town of Barstow, California, the daughter of poor-as-dirt Oklahoma farmers. A runaway hippie at age 13, she was pregnant, married and suffered domestic abuse by age 17. With a baby to feed and no college degree, she took a filing job at the local insurance agency. She never could have guessed that she’d survive the tragedies to come, or that she’d go on to become senior vice president for a billion-dollar company.

Peggy is currently the Senior Vice President in charge of sales and marketing for WCF Insurance. Peggy is responsible for business retention, sales and development of both direct and agency business as well as the advertising and PR of WCF.

In 2016, the Utah Safety Council created a Women in Safety group to provide a new resource for women to discuss the topics and challenges facing their industry. Learn more about the group and upcoming events at UTAHSAFETYCOUNCIL.ORG.

Oct
22
Sun
Carol Cornwall Madsen Free Lecture @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Carol Cornwall Madsen Free Lecture @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

Carol Cornwall Madsen is professor emeritus of history at Brigham Young University, a past president of the Mormon History Association, and former vice-chair of the Board of Utah State History. She is an award-winning author and her books include An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870–1920 (2006); Journey to Zion: Voices from the Mormon Trail (1997); In Their Own Words: Women and the Story of Nauvoo (1994) and which won three best book awards.

Location: Gould Auditorium,
Catering: Mom’s Café // Books Courtesy of Weller Book Works

Oct
23
Mon
A public lecture by NPR correspondent, Joe Palca, “Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience” @ Natural HIstory Museum of Utah - Swaner Forum
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A public lecture by NPR correspondent, Joe Palca, "Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience" @ Natural HIstory Museum of Utah  - Swaner Forum |  |  |

Joe Palca is a long-time NPR Science correspondent actively engaged in helping scientists learn to be better communicators. During an upcoming visit to the University of Utah campus, he will give a talk focused on the disconnect that exists between how scientific progress unfolds and how news is reported. The public is welcome to attend and learn how he thinks we might fix this relationship.

Nov
1
Wed
It Starts With You Speaker Series @ Rose Wagner Center
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm
It Starts With You Speaker Series @ Rose Wagner Center |  |  |

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community–racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. These deep-dive community conversations are dedicated to creating better understanding and identifying the many ways each of us, as individuals and from whatever roles we hold in our professional and personal lives, can stand up every day for the values of respect, equality, dignity, and inclusion.

Nov
14
Tue
Roll Over Hemingway: Global Travelers Can Save Foreign Correspondency @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Roll Over Hemingway: Global Travelers Can Save Foreign Correspondency @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Matthew LaPlante who will examine the notion that after a decade of severe cuts in international news reporting by major news organizations, the time is right for global travelers to take the helm of foreign correspondency, as he has done so himself. When Mr. LaPlante left his job as a full-time newspaper journalist, he worried his most important work was behind him. However, he will discuss that from an exposé on ritual tribal infanticide in Ethiopia, to a feature exploring the legacy of genocide in Cambodia, to a series of reports on gang violence in El Salvador, the past few years have been his most successful as a reporter, even though he spends far less of his time doing journalism.
Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Mr. Matthew LaPlante at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required: https://global-travelers.eventbrite.com

Jan
23
Tue
Photojournalism: Ethics, Imagery, and Understanding Our World @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Photojournalism: Ethics, Imagery, and Understanding Our World @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Nicole Tung who will address how professional photojournalists continue to tell stories from around the world of human rights issues and the news whilst upholding journalistic ethics and finding one’s own stylistic approach in creating impactful imagery. She will also discuss why photojournalism is still important and vital to a deeper understanding of our world.
Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Ms. Nicole Tung at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration required: https://photojournalism-our-world.eventbrite.com

Feb
20
Tue
Fighting Serious Crimes: Strategies and Tactics for Conflict-Affected Societies @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fighting Serious Crimes: Strategies and Tactics for Conflict-Affected Societies @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Colette Rausch who will explore how serious crimes – such as violent extremism, political violence, organized crime, and corruption – fuel violent conflict and thwart peace-building efforts utilizing her recently published book, Fighting Serious Crimes: Strategies and Tactics for Conflict-Affected Societies as a reference. She will discuss how fragile states with weak institutions and governance are unable to stem the tide these threats pose to peace with dangerous consequences all too evident across the globe. Ms. Rausch will answer questions including what can be done to address violent extremism and strengthen the rule of law, and how individuals can serve as peace builders in their communities.

Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Ms. Colette Rausch at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required: https://serious-crimes.eventbrite.com

Mar
20
Tue
Natural Resources: A Boon or Curse for the Democratic Republic of Congo? @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Natural Resources: A Boon or Curse for the Democratic Republic of Congo? @ Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Mvemba Phezo Dizolele who will examine the causes and reasons that sustain the gap between natural resources and poverty in one of the world’s richest countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The D.R. Congo holds some the world’s largest deposits of copper, diamond, cobalt, manganese, coltan, tungsten, tin and uranium, is home to the Congo River – the world’s second most powerful river after the Amazon, and continues to garner international attention because of its vast rainforest. He will discuss that despite these rich, natural resources and potential, the D.R. Congo is known as a geological scandal and is ranked among the poorest countries as it has been plagued by failed leadership, bad governance, and conflict for the past two decades.

Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Mr. Mvemba Dizolele at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required: https://natural-resources-congo.eventbrite.com

May
12
Sat
RDT’s Ring Around the Rose Presents Dallas Graham @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
May 12 @ 11:00 am
RDT's Ring Around the Rose Presents Dallas Graham @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center |  |  |

RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” performance series for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Enjoy this creative and fun show of stories with the creator of the Red Fred Project.