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.


United We Read SLC Launch @ Clubhouse
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am
United We Read SLC Launch @ Clubhouse |  |  |

Mark your calendars for the launch of United We Read SLC – a one county, one book program with Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, and Salt Lake County Library Services. The book: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. Website: http://www.unitedwereadslc.org/

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?

Utah STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Expo @ South Towne Expo Center
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Utah STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Expo @ South Towne Expo Center |  |  |

Hundreds of students will showcase STEM projects and demos at the Utah STEM Expo.
Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) students and students across the Valley will have the opportunity to demonstrate their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) explorations. The Expo will offer a venue for students to showcase the fruits of their STEM studies and hard work, professionals to show how STEM is used to better our communities, and spectators to participate in hands-on experiments. The Expo will also include Lego Robotics and Robotics presentations, science shows, science trivia, STEM passports to win donated prizes, and many more activities. The Expo event will connect our schools to the community, our students to professionals, and generate interest and excitement for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
See more at: www.utahstemexpo.org

Saturday Movie Matinee: Holladay Library @ Holladay Library
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm
Saturday Movie Matinee: Holladay Library @ Holladay Library |  |  |

Free Back-to-back showings of movies we love. This month’s movie is The BFG (Rated PG). Start times are 1pm and 3pm. 

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.

Innaguration of Owl @ Viridian Event Center
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm
Innaguration of Owl @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Join in the celebration as we officially inaugurate Owl, as the County Library’s new mascot. Light refreshments, live owls, and a program about, guess “who,” owls! Immediately following the inauguration, we invite the public to participate in What Every American Should Know: A Community Dialogue. More info: slcolibrary.org/vote

What Every American Should Know @ Viridian Event Center
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm
What Every American Should Know @ Viridian Event Center | West Jordan | Utah | United States

An interactive community dialogue hosted by Salt Lake County Library and the The Aspen Institute.

Explore local perspectives of how this country can cultivate a sense of shared destiny and common civic purpose.

6 pm – Refreshments
6:15 pm – Dialogue
Moderated by Ken Verdoia

Please register online (link above) to guarantee a seat.

Arrive early to participate in the Inauguration of Owl – our new County Library mascot: Owl. The inauguration begins at 5:30 pm.

Learn more about What Every American Should Know at whateveryamericanshouldknow.org, by following @aspencitizen, and by using #WeAsk.

Crossroads Urban Center Gospel Extravaganza @ Calvary Baptist Church
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Crossroads Urban Center Gospel Extravaganza @ Calvary Baptist Church |  |  |

Please join us for the 2nd annual Gospel Extravaganza
celebrating Crossroads Urban Center’s 50th year of serving the Utah
community. The evening will feature the joyous sounds of Calvary Baptist Choir, Hilltop United Methodist Church Choir, and the Free Church of Tonga Choir. The event is free and open to the public, however we will be collecting 2 non-perishable food items or lightly used clothing in lieu of admission to benefit Crossroads Urban Center’s work.

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.

Attention, Magic, and the Golden Rule @ Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Auditorium
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Attention, Magic, and the Golden Rule @ Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Auditorium | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Golden Rule is truly universal! Variations are found in all cultures and major religions, on all continents, and throughout time. Please bring your family to this special evening performance about the Magic of the Golden Rule.