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.

 

Jan
26
Thu
Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Jan 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Birds are the best known major group of organism. They provide critical ecological functions and ecosystem services, ranging from creating soil to shaping primate behavior. Global analyses of the world first avian ecology database, with 1.5 million data points covering all bird species, provide answers to important questions in avian macroecology, conservation biology and biogeography. Global change, in particular climate change, habitat loss and introduced species are increasingly threatening new avian taxa that have been considered common and safe from extinction until recently. We identified many extinction-prone and understudied avian taxa that should be targeted by intensive research and conservation efforts. There is an urgent need to understand the ecological consequences of bird declines, which will lead to consequent declines in ecosystem services. With nearly 11,000 species, birds are one of the most diverse groups of ecosystem service providers. Birds are conspicuous in many habitats, occur worldwide, and are ecologically diverse. Birds’ ecological roles and ecosystem services are critical to the health of many ecosystems and to human well-being. Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species. Yet, the ecological importance of birds and the economic value of their services are not widely appreciated. Studying birds’ ecological functions and ecosystem services enables us to understand the environmental consequences, of bird declines and extinctions, for ecosystems and for the people that benefit from birds’ services. We need to do more to communicate these findings to the public and policy makers, thereby increasing public support for the conservation of birds, their habitats, and birds’ ecosystem services.

Jan
31
Tue
Green Lobby Night with Sierra Club and Utah Rivers Council @ Utah State Capitol - Centennial Room
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Green Lobby Night with Sierra Club and Utah Rivers Council @ Utah State Capitol - Centennial Room |  |  |

Learn how to use your voice to protect this beautiful place we call home by become a citizen lobbyist. At this event you will hear from experienced advocates as well as a local legislator on the do’s and don’ts of lobbying your senator and representatives.

We will also highlight some of the critical bills affecting the environment that will come before the legislature in 2017 such as attacks on solar energy, funding for boondoggle water pipelines and attempts to take away Salt Lake City’s ability to protect its watershed.

ARTLandish, “There’s No Place Like Time” @ Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
ARTLandish, "There’s No Place Like Time" @ Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA |  |  |

Collaborative artists Lance and Andi Olsen present There’s No Place Like Time, a novel you can walk through—an interplay of videos, texts, objects, and interventions. The work takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America’s most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed. Alana’s life began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen’s novel Theories of Forgetting (2014)—based on Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970)—and becomes a three-dimensional reality through this multimodal installation. The collaboration explores the relationship between the visual and the verbal as it redefines the page, the novel, and gallery space.

ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library.