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.

 

Feb
26
Mon
Bank of Utah’s Annual Economic Outlook Events in February for local business leaders @ Thanksgiving Point
Feb 26 all-day
Bank of Utah’s Annual Economic Outlook Events in February for local business leaders @ Thanksgiving Point |  |  |

Bank of Utah will host four events in February to inform business and community leaders about Utah’s projected economic growth. Pamela S. Perlich, Ph. D., director of demographic research at University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, will headline the Economic Outlook lectures scheduled in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Lehi.

Perlich leads the Demography Team at the Institute, which produces population estimates and projections at both the community and state levels. Perlich’s work highlights the great diversity in Utah’s communities and how these change over time. Community data from the Demography Team provides information on the state’s counties, political districts, cities and towns and neighborhoods.

“Bank of Utah sponsors the Economic Outlook Events every year, to provide our bank customers and friends with valuable information in a condensed and accessible format that will help them make plans for the year,” said Douglas L. De Fries, Bank of Utah president. “The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute produces data and analysis to contribute to informed decisions. We share their philosophy to make data available for communities and small businesses across Utah with the goal to foster sound policy and strong communities.”

The events will include lunch, and all attendees must pre-register, as space is limited.

Feb
27
Tue
Bank of Utah’s Annual Economic Outlook Events in February for local business leaders @ The Riverwoods Conference Center
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bank of Utah’s Annual Economic Outlook Events in February for local business leaders @ The Riverwoods Conference Center |  |  |

Bank of Utah will host four events in February to inform business and community leaders about Utah’s projected economic growth. Pamela S. Perlich, Ph. D., director of demographic research at University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, will headline the Economic Outlook lectures scheduled in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Lehi.

Perlich leads the Demography Team at the Institute, which produces population estimates and projections at both the community and state levels. Perlich’s work highlights the great diversity in Utah’s communities and how these change over time. Community data from the Demography Team provides information on the state’s counties, political districts, cities and towns and neighborhoods.

“Bank of Utah sponsors the Economic Outlook Events every year, to provide our bank customers and friends with valuable information in a condensed and accessible format that will help them make plans for the year,” said Douglas L. De Fries, Bank of Utah president. “The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute produces data and analysis to contribute to informed decisions. We share their philosophy to make data available for communities and small businesses across Utah with the goal to foster sound policy and strong communities.”

The events will include lunch, and all attendees must pre-register, as space is limited

Mar
2
Fri
Steven and Ben Richardson present A 3-D TOUR OF LATTER-DAY SAINT HISTORY @ Weller Book Works
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Steven and Ben Richardson present A 3-D TOUR OF LATTER-DAY SAINT HISTORY @ Weller Book Works | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Wellers is pleased to welcome Steven and Ben Richardson as they read from and sign A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History!

In 1904, Brigham H. Roberts published The Latter-day Saints’ Tour from Palmyra, New York, to Salt Lake City: Through the Stereoscope, hoping to highlight the accomplishments of his people in building up a new Zion despite a history of hardship. Gathering a series of thirty-eight stereoscopic images, Roberts guided the reader through three-dimensional photos of the faith’s most notable prophet-leaders and historic church sites. From Joseph Smith’s childhood home through Nauvoo and eventually to Salt Lake City, Roberts invited readers to celebrate the LDS role in American History.

In this new edition, editors Steven and Ben Richardson compile Roberts’s original text and images and present them in stereoscopic 3-D with accompanying red/cyan glasses, allowing a new generation of readers to experience Roberts’s tour. Follow the Latter-day Saints from Palmyra to Salt Lake, each stop accompanied by a 3-D image and Roberts’s accessible and timeless storytelling expertise. The perfect addition to the library of every LDS or Utah historian, A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History brings Roberts’s love of history back to life.

Roberts was a prominent LDS teacher, editor, historian, and politician. He served the church in a number of ways, but is most often remembered for his six-volume Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The original stereoscopic book was published in 1904.

Steven L. Richardson is a BYU graduate, life-long 3-D enthusiast, and veteran map-maker of thirty-six years. After retiring as a geotechnical analyst, he began his own cartography company, 2i3D Stereo Imaging, where he applies computer-graphic programming to 3-D map making, assisted by his son, Benjamin M. Richardson. Previous works include their 3-D Atlas of the Salt Lake Valley’s Tri-Canyon Area, and 3-D Atlas of Zion National Park.

Mar
7
Wed
2018 Presidential Lecture – Dr. Hugh Herr “The New Era of Extreme Bionics” @ UVU Classroom Building Lecture Hall (CB 101A-B)
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2018 Presidential Lecture – Dr. Hugh Herr “The New Era of Extreme Bionics” @ UVU Classroom Building Lecture Hall (CB 101A-B) |  |  |

Human tragedy often leads to human triumph. Such is the case with Dr. Hugh Herr, the featured speaker at the 2018 Spring Presidential Lecture Series on March 7 in the Classroom Building 101 A-B from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

As a young, aspiring, rock-climbing prodigy, Dr. Herr lost both legs in a winter-related accident on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Devastated by the amputations and the death of one of his rescuers, Dr. Herr dedicated his life to developing bionic limbs for amputees and augmenting human capability through bionics.

He once told an NPR reporter: “I’m titanium, carbon, silicon and a bunch of nuts and bolts. My limbs that I wear have 12 computers, five sensors and muscle-like actuator systems that enable me to move throughout my day.” Time Magazine has called him the “Leader of the Bionic Age.”

The Presidential Lecture is open to the public and all in the UVU community are encouraged to attend. Faculty whose courses may align with Dr. Herr’s topic are particularly encouraged to invite their students. For those unable to attend, the lecture will also be a Facebook Live event on UVU’s Facebook page (facebook.com/utahvalleyuniversity) and can also be found on UVU’s YouTube page (youtube.com/user/UtahValleyUniversity). The Presidential Lecture series is an important element of UVU’s commitment to a serious, engaged, inclusive education, and we look forward to having you with us, as we welcome Dr. Hugh Herr to our campus.

Mar
8
Thu
Stegner Lecture: Stony Mesa Sagas @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Stegner Lecture: Stony Mesa Sagas @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Book description from Publisher’s Weekly review
“Ward refracts the challenges of the modern American Southwest in this zany mosaic debut novel. In three nearly self-contained sections, residents of tiny Stony Mesa face off against outsiders who fail to appreciate the land. The first plot pits wannabe cowboy Bo Hineyman and his neon-signed tourist trap bar against townspeople as his daughter, Luna Waxwing, returns to Stony Mesa to protest an oil sands development. Hineyman’s death spawns a murder investigation and allows Luna to reshape his ranch into a more ecologically sound operation. The second section ruminates on the scars of earlier development: the discovery of a mass grave stalls out a proposed mini-mansion project. In the final section, members of a corrupted church, greedy seekers of water rights, and an anti-Federal militia all clash with ragtag conservationists.

Throughout, Ward manages to make a wide range of views understandable—those of ranchers, activist hippies, conflicted Native Americans, and retired urbanites—while pillorying outsiders who have no love for the land. A cast of entertaining characters, slowly revealed mysteries, and plot twists produce an immersive and powerful tale of finding beauty in a harsh landscape.”

Free Lecture – Beyond Tokenism – R. Marie Griffith @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Lecture - Beyond Tokenism - R. Marie Griffith @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

5th Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive Lecture

Gould Auditorium, Level 1

“Beyond Tokenism: Centering Women in Our Histories of the Nation”

R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Women’s history is sometimes thought to be the province only of women researchers, writers, and audiences. But women from countless walks of life have indelibly shaped the history of the United States, men’s lives no less than their own. Centering women’s lives, domestic and public work, and contributions to larger social institutions is more than tokenism; rather, it gives us a truer picture of the nation’s history, in all of its conflict, change, and complexity. Professor Griffith will discuss ways of doing this increasingly influential work that can be broadly inclusive, accessible, and enduring.

R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, and the editor of the Center’s journal, Religion & Politics. Professor Griffith obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in Political and Social Thought and her Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University. Before moving to Washington University in 2011, she served as professor of religion and director of the women and gender studies program at Princeton University and later as the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard. She is the author or editor of six books, including God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (1997) and the newly released Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics (2017).

Mar
14
Wed
Stegner Lecture: Debunking the Creation Myths of America’s Public Lands @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Stegner Lecture: Debunking the Creation Myths of America’s Public Lands @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

“We must embrace large federal landholdings as a shared patrimony—a precious heritage which binds us to our ancestors and which we, in turn, hold in trust for future generations. It is our heavy responsibility to manage these assets wisely, so that they continue to serve generations to follow, just as they can help us overcome the crises we face today.” – John Leshy
This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium.

Mar
15
Thu
Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium – Public Lands in a Changing West @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – Mar 16 @ 12:30 pm
Wallace Stegner Center 23rd Annual Symposium – Public Lands in a Changing West @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

The Stegner Center’s 23rd Symposium will address “Public Lands in a Changing West.” With controversy continuing to embroil the federal public lands, and with our nation approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission report, this is an opportune time to examine the changes that have occurred during the past fifty years, the forces driving current controversies, and the opportunities to anticipate and resolve future conflicts.

Also join the Stegner Center March 14, the day before the Symposium for the noontime lecture with John Leshy »

After reviewing how the West is changing, scientific advances, and evolving public land laws and policies, the symposium will examine three signature issues—the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designation, multi-jurisdictional efforts to manage for sage grouse conservation, and the Crown of the Continent initiative in northern Montana—to extract key lessons learned and viable strategies for addressing contentious issues. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion to identify ongoing problems, policy changes, and related reforms that could improve resource management across the public domain and also garner broader support.

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

Apr
21
Sat
Desert Wildflowers @ Canyonlands Field Institute
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Desert Wildflowers @ Canyonlands Field Institute |  |  |

Springtime in the desert is a cornucopia of brilliant colors, intoxicating smells and exotic shapes as wildflowers seemingly explode across the canyons and mesas. Trying to identify them from a book can sometimes be frustrating. And beyond simply learning the name of that mysterious flower, have you ever wanted to know more about these most colorful denizens of the desert?

Canyonlands Field Institute is offering a full day Desert Wildflower Seminar dedicated to the diversity of wildflowers in southeastern Utah. The field trip will be led by local Moab biologist and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy.

Joel, who also works for the Nature Conservancy, has been studying and photographing wildflowers in the region for over 30 years. We will not only learn the names but gain an appreciation for desert plants’ particular habitat requirements, adaptations, and interesting cultural uses.

This day trip includes lunch, transportation, hikes and interpretive talks. This program starts at 8:30 am at our office located at 1320 S. Hwy 191 just south of Moab, UT. Locations visited during the trip will be determined depending on where the best blooms happen to be at the time, but expect a number of short hikes up to half a mile round trip from the vehicle during the day. We will return to town late afternoon, arriving at CFI around 4:30-5:00.

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.