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.


The Kolob Tragedy: The Lost Tale of a Canyoneering Calamity @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Jan 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
The Kolob Tragedy: The Lost Tale of a Canyoneering Calamity @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

In July 1993, five teenage boys and three men on an LDS youth group attempted a canyoneering trip in Kolob Creek of Zion National Park. The upstream Kolob Reservoir was releasing a ton per second of water through the canyon. Though this flow surprised them at the canyon’s entrance, the leader believed that the park’s rangers had assured them that their trip was safe, so they continued. Two of the adult leaders quickly drowned; the remaining man and five boys were trapped in the canyon for five days until the Park Service rescued them. This book tells the story of the group’s tragic adventure and explores its damage suit against the National Park Service and the Washington County Water Conservancy District (owner of the reservoir). The reader is invited to consider who was to blame for this tragedy: was it an “Act of God”; or negligence on the part of the Park Service and the Water District; or poor judgment on the part of the trip’s leaders? The case settled out of court for $2.24 million, raising another question: was the amount of money that changed hands appropriate?

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.

Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest (High School) @ Online Submissions
Mar 1 all-day
Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest (High School) @ Online Submissions

The Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest is a forum for thoughtful high school thinkers to share their analysis on a different international development topic each year.

This contest asks students to build a creative, persuasive argument for engagement in a country like Mali — far from students’ homes and daily concerns. National winners of this essay contest receive cash awards and recognition.

This year’s essay topic: Why should an average person in the United States invest in educating children in a far-off country like Mali…what is in it for us?

All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States are eligible. The essay must be 300-500 words. Additional rules apply — see official rules at http://www.malirisingfdn.org/essay.

Essays may be submitted beginning January 1, 2017 via email only to essay@malirisingfdn.org. Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 31, 2017.