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.

 

May
1
Mon
Free Family Movie: Mia and the Migoo (French) @ Viridian Event Center
May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Free Family Movie: Mia and the Migoo (French) @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Join us at the Viridian every first Monday of the month for our free kids movie screenings, brought to you by the Utah Film Center. This months title is Mia and the Migoo (French with subtitles).
Strange creatures must prevent a real-estate developer from destroying a sacred tree.

This screening is open to the public, no tickets or reservations required.

Rock-a-Thon for Reproductive Rights @ Urban Lounge
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Rock-a-Thon for Reproductive Rights @ Urban Lounge |  |  |

Salt Lake City Democratic Socialists of America and Urban Lounge are teaming up to support the work of the National Network of Abortion Funds! Bring your dancing shoes, come hear some cool tunes, have a few drinks, and support us in supporting those who need help accessing their abortion rights!

feat.
Tessi Smith
Madge (DJing some awesome tunes)
Suzz
DJ Nix Beat

Entry is FREE!

If you aren’t able to make it to the show to donate, click the link below to donate to the cause online!

https://bowl.nnaf.org/campaign/dsa-for-national-network-of-abortion-funds/c124302

Because of a lack of comprehensive healthcare coverage, often those with the least financial resources are shut out from getting the abortion access they need. Reproductive healthcare is stigmatized and withheld from communities historically affected by systemic racism, economic inequality, and gender injustice. The government not only doesn’t provide coverage of abortion, but is actively working to make it harder and more expensive. That’s why we’re lacing up our dancing shoes and supporting our community by redistributing small donations from those who can afford to give to those who need help bridging the gap to access their abortion rights. Strengthen the network and donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds Rock-a-Thon!

Fundraise for the National Network of Abortion Funds and join us in making abortion more than legal—but truly possible.

May
2
Tue
Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? – Taylorsville @ Taylorsville Library
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? - Taylorsville @ Taylorsville Library | West Jordan | Utah | United States

Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? James Madison and Herbert Croly on a Perennial American Debate

A lecture with Professor Carl Eric Scott where we will contrast the thought of two distinctly American political thinkers, James Madison and Herbert Croly, on the question of what our proper attitude toward the Constitution ought to be. Professor Scott’s talk will revisit this fundamental debate about the proper “political creed” for America with a view to better understand our Constitution and how attitudes toward it continue to shape our present political divisions.

Carl Eric Scott is the assistant director for Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Center for Constitutional Studies. He has a PhD in political science and has taught at a number of institutions. He currently teaches at UVU.

This program is one of several “continued conversations,” that started at the What Every American Should Know event, held at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on January 30.
#WeAsk #KeepTalkingSLC

May
3
Wed
Ribbon Cutting for the UVU Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism @ Cole Nellesen Building, Utah Valley University
May 3 @ 12:45 pm
Ribbon Cutting for the UVU Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism @ Cole Nellesen Building, Utah Valley University |  |  |

Utah Valley University will soon have a new home for its autism support center, the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism housed in the Cole Nellesen Building. With the help of some generous donors, construction on the facility has started. Located next to the McKay Education Building, the new center will facilitate collaboration on autism issues. The center will include treatment rooms for social skills groups and laboratory elementary and preschool classrooms. It will be a place where students and the community come together to find the best solutions.

May
4
Thu
May the Fourth Be With You @ Viridian Event Center
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
May the Fourth Be With You @ Viridian Event Center | West Jordan | Utah | United States

A long time ago, in a cantina far, far away…
…there was a Star Wars affair!

Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars as we celebrate May the Fourth — Star Wars day!

The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, register online at: http://www.slcolibrary.org/maythe4th

What’s happening — Costume Contest, Trivia Challenge, Sabre Training, Photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more!

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

This is FREE for adult Jedi only — please leave the younglings at homebase!

May the Fourth be with you!

More details can be found at www.slcolibrary.org/MayThe4th

May The Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Affair @ Viridian Event Center
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
May The Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Affair @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

A long time ago, in a cantina far, far away…
…there was a Star Wars affair!

Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars as we celebrate May the Fourth — Star Wars day!

The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, register online at: http://www.slcolibrary.org/maythe4th

What’s happening — Costume Contest, Trivia Challenge, Sabre Training, Photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more!

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

This is FREE for adult Jedi only — please leave the younglings at homebase!

May the Fourth be with you!

More details can be found at www.slcolibrary.org/MayThe4th

May
6
Sat
Medicare for All: Why We Need Single Payer @ Salt Lake City Public Library
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Medicare for All: Why We Need Single Payer @ Salt Lake City Public Library |  |  |

A majority of us want single payer health care, there is strong support for it from doctors and nurses and the most popular politician in the country, Bernie Sanders, has just introduced a bill proposing it.

It’s not enough to oppose attempts to undermine the health care we have. We need to fight for a better vision. It’s time we build a people-powered movement to fight for a health care system that doesn’t leave anyone out: Medicare for All.

Join us in the 4th floor conference room of the SLC Library to discuss how we can organize to win!

Our panel:

Dayne Goodwin has campaigned for ‘Medicare for All’ for decades, ever since he was an organizer of the Utah Coalition for National Healthcare Reform during the Clinton administration. Currently Dayne supports the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Healthcare-NOW! and the new Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare.

Joseph Q. Jarvis, MD MSPH, former family doctor, Nevada State Health Officer, academic specialist in occupational health with twenty+ years experience as a public health consultant, particularly on environmental health issues. Dr. Jarvis was twice a Republican candidate for the Utah State legislature (Senate 2006, House 2008) and is Salt Lake City’s foremost advocate for single payer health system reform.

More details to come.

May
10
Wed
Matchbox Art: Public Workshop led by Céline Downen @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Matchbox Art: Public Workshop led by Céline Downen @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art |  |  |

What can you do with a 1 1/4” X 2” canvas? Since its introduction at the 1855 Paris Expo, the matchbox has found its own little place in design history. From Sweden to India, matchbox design has ranged from minimalist to ornate. In this workshop, we will find inspiration from Mexican matchbox art to artist books, and explore what kind of tiny masterpieces we can create with UMOCA’s first Educator-In-Residence, Céline Downen. This workshop is free and all materials will be provided. RSVP is preferred, so please contact Elly Baldwin by email at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or by phone at 801-328-4201×124.

May
11
Thu
Yellowstone to Uintas – Conserving Wildlife Corridors @ Salt Lake City Main Library Room B
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Yellowstone to Uintas - Conserving Wildlife Corridors @ Salt Lake City Main Library Room B | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Wasatch Packtivists hosts a presentation from Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, a nonprofit conservation group working to protect and restore the unique and irreplaceable wildlife corridor in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies. Our underfunded and understaffed public land management agencies, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and State agencies are not restoring these degraded lands, wildlife populations and native plant communities, but are continuing unsustainable management without adequate science, regulation, monitoring or accountability. Much of Y2U Connection work is driven by the current actions of these agencies. Join us to learn about the current projects that Yellowstone to Uintas Connection is working on in this corridor.

May
20
Sat
Serving Our Seniors Legal Clinic @ Draper Senior Center
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Serving Our Seniors Legal Clinic @ Draper Senior Center |  |  |

The Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar is hosting a free legal clinic on May 20, 2017 at the Draper Senior Center during which volunteer attorneys will draft durable powers of attorney and health care directives for seniors. Appointments are recommended. Please email ServingOurSeniorsYLD@gmail.com or call 801-382-9735 and leave a message.

Third Saturday for Families, Drawing Machines @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Third Saturday for Families, Drawing Machines @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts |  |  |

Chance and accident have influenced art for more than a century. Experiment with randomness by crafting a drawing machine to create your own work of art. We’ll provide all the parts needed to create a self-moving machine that draws.

May
25
Thu
Author Event: Bobbie Pyron — Teen Writers Group @ Hunter Branch
May 25 @ 4:30 pm
Author Event: Bobbie Pyron — Teen Writers Group @ Hunter Branch |  |  |

Local author Bobbie Pyron is coming to this month’s Teen Writers Group.

Pyron recently published “Lucky Strike,” a book about Nate Harlow’s desire to win a prize, get picked first, call a coin toss correctly — anything to have some luck. But when Nate survives a lightning strike at the mini-golf course, his luck begins to change. But is there room for his science-and-logic-loving best friend Genesis Beam in Nate’s lucky new world?

Teen Writers Group is free and open to the public — tickets are NOT required.

Learn more about #SLCoAuthors :
http://www.slcolibrary.org/le/lesp/htm/authorEvents.htm

Jun
1
Thu
Oriented @ First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oriented @ First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

“Oriented” is a feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Determined to “change their reality,” the three best friends form a group called “Qambuta”, a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism, they address what it means to grow up with the burden of a multi-faceted identity.

Jun
3
Sat
Humane Society of Utah at the Pride Parade and Festival @ Downtown Salt Lake City
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Humane Society of Utah at the Pride Parade and Festival @ Downtown Salt Lake City  |  |  |

Join the Humane Society of Utah at the Annual Pride Parade and Festival June 3rd and 4th! Beginning June 3rd we will have a vendor booth with awesome merchandise and information about HSU, make sure to stop by and say HI! On June 4th keep your eyes out for us in the annual Pride Parade! We hope to see you all there!

Utah Lake Festival @ Utah Lake State Park
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Utah Lake Festival @ Utah Lake State Park | Provo | Utah | United States

Experience all that Utah Lake has to offer at the 12th annual Utah Lake Festival. Come out and take a walk through a giant 40-foot fish, play in the sand, enjoy delicious food from some of Utah’s best food trucks, get out on the water, and enjoy a variety of crafts, games, and activities for the whole family.

-Collect stamps on your Utah Lake Fest punch card to earn a prize
-Learn about lake ecology as you walk thru a giant 40-foot fish art installation
-Games and activities for kids
-Boat show and sailboat regatta
-Hay rides
-Free fishing for kids 11 and under
-Educational booths
-Boat rides
-Free paddle board rentals and lessons
-Kayak, canoe, paddleboat and motorboat rentals
-Awesome food trucks roundup: CupBob, Good Grindz, The Penguin Brothers, Soda Bus, Kona Ice and Ernie’s Sports Deli