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.**
July – December 2014
Explore the Enduring Bond between Humans and Horses:
The Natural History Museum of Utah is excited to host The Horse.
Over time, humans have preyed upon horses, domesticated them, bred them for work and play, and forged deep emotional and spiritual connections with them. Come discover the fascinating story of how humans have shaped the horse, and how the horse, in turn has shaped us.
This special exhibition includes cultural objects from around the world, a hand-painted diorama depicting the evolution of the horse, and interactives that invite you to test your strength in horsepower, identify different breeds, and peek inside a life-size, moving horse.
Explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today.
The Horse opens July 19 to members and July 21 to all guests.
Horses are integral to our history and touch us as individuals. Celebrate our bond with these magnificent creatures!
Pumpkin Carving & Creations
Friday, October 24
3:00 -5:00 p.m.
With Jocelyn Scudder and Marie McMahon
$30 per child/adult pair (10% discount for members) + bring your own pumpkin
BYOP and come to class to carve your jack-o-lantern. All basic carving tools will be provided. We will also have glitter, paint and mixed media supplies if your pumpkin needs some added punch! Students will leave the mess at the Kimball Art Center and will be able to take their pumpkin home to display just in time for Halloween!
Join Shoshone Bead Worker Rios Pacheco and make a traditional beaded riding whip, known as a quirt. A traditional quirt consists of a short, stout stock and braided leather handle. The old style horse quirt is still carried by some today. Participants will learn about the significance of the design of the quirt and how they were used in the past.
Rios Pacheco learned the intricate art of beading from watching his mother, grandmother, and aunts as they did beadwork and tanned hides. Pacheco attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Native Studies and Native Culture and Arts. He is an instructor at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah.
Pumpkin Patch Pinch Pots for Tots
Saturday, October 25
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
With Cameron Chaffee
$25 (10% discount for members) materials and clay included
Have your toddler create their own ceramic pumpkin to use for years to come. Learn how to make a punch pot with a lid and stem using slab and coil techniques! Students will also paint with vibrant orange glaze to make their pumpkin look real!
Join Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah for its annual SUPER FUN Halloween celebration – Spooktacular. This special fundraising event will feature more scare-free fun than ever before including trick-or-treating in the Front Door Maze, STEM programming, art experiences and special activities for preschoolers!
Tickets are only $5 for Discovery Gateway members and non-member tickets are $10.
China Painting: Family Class
Saturday, November 1
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
With Anthony Barbano
$50 per child/adult pair (10% discount for members) BYO ceramic plate
China Paint is best served on a ceramic plate! This class will teach you how to up-cycle your old dish ware into one of a kind hand painted works of art. Come create a design of your own on a ceramic plate of your choice. The color palate will consist of traditional bright China Paint colors. Basic elements of composition will be taught to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing piece. Try it out to discover the possibilities then enroll in the adult four week class to expand on the techniques.
This fun-filled, interactive educator training is ideal for classroom teachers, environmental educators, school administrators, after-school program staff, youth group/service organization leaders, or anyone who loves birds and wants to teach others about them. The Flying WILD program trains formal and non-formal educators to facilitate hands-on, standards-based activities that promote understanding of scientific concepts and engage students in environmental stewardship. Each activity has been created to help participants excel academically through real, scientific inquiry and learn the importance of birds and their conservation.
Winter Snow Globes
Monday, December 22
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
With Jocelyn Scudder
$25 per project (10% discount for members) materials included
Using glass mason jars, little toys and trinkets, students will learn how to make their very own snow globe. Students will use a variety of mixed media including paint, glitter, glue, found objects, papers and more to create their winter wonderland scene in their own globe. This is a great class for siblings, friends and families. Students 5 and under should be accompanied by an adult.