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.

 

Sep
29
Thu
Community Garden Open House @ Fair Park Community Garden
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Garden Open House @ Fair Park Community Garden |  |  |

FUN & FREE FAMILY EVENT!

Join Wasatch Community Gardens for an open house tour of this community garden!

– Tour of the garden
– Garden games
– Kids crafts
– Photo booth

For additional questions, email Chloe, Outreach AmeriCorps at chloe@wasatchgardens.org or call 801.359.2658.

Sep
30
Fri
Rural Utah, Western Issues @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Rural Utah, Western Issues @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center |  |  |

Sponsored by the Utah Division of State History, this free conference has over 40 presentations and panels. Please RSVP to receive a tasty free lunch. Beyond the Wasatch Front, there’s a grand story!

Chinese Vernacular Tradition – Lecture @ The County Library’s Viridian Event Center
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm
Chinese Vernacular Tradition - Lecture @ The County Library’s Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Presented at The County Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, 8030 S 1825 W

Lecture given by Wei (Windy) Zhao, PhD, AIA, LEED AP – Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture, University of Utah

Zhao’s exhibition presents Chinese culture through the lens of vernacular cultural traditions, including vernacular built environment and the ritual and social practices embedded in the built environment.

Oct
1
Sat
Community Garden Open House @ Rose Park Community Garden
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community Garden Open House @ Rose Park Community Garden |  |  |

Join Wasatch Community Gardens for an open house tour of this community garden!

– Tour of the garden
– Garden games
– Kids crafts
– Photo booth

For additional questions, contact Chloe Stevens, Outreach AmeriCorps at chloe@wasatchgardens.org or call 801.359.2658.

Oct
2
Sun
Gandhi Birthday Celebration @ Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm
Gandhi Birthday Celebration @ Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park | Orem | Utah | United States

Celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake’s Liberty Park on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. The event will celebrate peace, with music, dances of India, the planting of a tree for peace, and the annual Gandhi Peace Award—given this year to Elise Lazar. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive free admission to the Aviary.

Oct
3
Mon
Downwinders of Utah Launch Event @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downwinders of Utah Launch Event @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

The Downwinders of Utah Archive brings together information on Utah’s nuclear history and focuses on individuals, families, and areas that were impacted by nuclear testing. It serves as a resource and aims to educate future generations in hopes that the mistakes of the past will never occur again.
Featured Speakers Including
▪ Mary Dickson, Playwright (Exposed 2007), Downwinders Advocate
▪ Jim Matheson, Former U.S. Congressman, Downwinders Advocate
▪ Justin Sorensen, GIS Specialist, Downwinders of Utah Archive Creator
Event Highlights
▪ Exclusive archive presentation
▪ Record and share your Downwinder story
▪ Light refreshments

Oct
5
Wed
Movie Night: Meet John Doe (1941) @ Springville Museum of Art
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm
Movie Night: Meet John Doe (1941) @ Springville Museum of Art |  |  |

In conjunction with our exhibition “Rock the Vote, we will be screening the movie “Meet John Doe” in the SMA Underground. A box office hit in its day, this oldie follows a political campaign that was accidentally created by a struggling, sassy newspaper columnist. Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, the film is sentimental and hard-hitting. Come enjoy this melodramatic tale about campaigns and the common man!

Oct
6
Thu
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sprague Library Meeting Room
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sprague Library Meeting Room |  |  |

Join us for a U Drive Electric Workshop on Thursday, October 6th at the Sprague Library Meeting Room. The U Drive Electric Team will be on hand to tell you more about the benefits of driving electric, and how U Drive Electric can help you make the switch to an EV. The participating dealerships will also have EVs on display before and after the workshop. Presentations to be followed by Q&A.

“Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars” | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
"Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars" | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch) |  |  |

Prothero will discuss themes from his new book titled “Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars: (Even When They Lose Elections)”

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah proudly presents the 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture by Stephen Prothero at 7 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Nancy Tessman Auditorium (map) downtown. The lecture is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Boston University. A skilled researcher and celebrated historian of religion, Prothero’s published books include: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter, and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t. In his lecture, he will address themes from his latest book Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections).

“Stephen Prothero’s lecture on the liberal-conservative culture wars is particularly timely.” Taking the long view, he offers context to understand the ongoing presidential campaign and a reasoned perspective on the stakes of the contest,” said professor of History and Tanner Center director Bob Goldberg.

Prothero has appeared on National Public Radio on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.

Prothero’s lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Held in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, these events are supported by Utah Humanities, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and Salt Lake City Public Library.

HEAL Community Night: Defending Rooftop Solar @ Salt Lake City Public Library, Room 4, 4th Floor
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HEAL Community Night: Defending Rooftop Solar @ Salt Lake City Public Library, Room 4, 4th Floor |  |  |

Great news for those of us in Utah who are concerned about clean air and climate change: Rooftop solar in our community is growing rapidly!

But the bad news is that certain interests are now seeing the spread of rooftop solar as a threat, including Utah’s utilities (both Rocky Mountain Power and local power companies) and the State Legislature.

Join HEAL staff and an outside guest or two to find out more about these brewing controversies and what you can do to join our efforts to stand up for solar!
To learn more, to ask questions, and to find out how you can get involved in this important fight, please join us at the library.

We’re holding a Community Night in a nice meeting room on the 4th Floor of the Main Library on 400 South in Salt Lake City. At Community Nights, HEAL and a few guests do a presentation on one of our campaigns, followed by a Q&A. They’re interesting, informative and informal. Join us!

This event is FREE but please RVSP here: healutah.org/fall2016communitynight

Oct
7
Fri
Roald Dahl Day Celebration @ Viridian Event Center
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm
Roald Dahl Day Celebration @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday with fun activities and treats! Free event for families.

Oct
8
Sat
Indian Art Market @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm
Indian Art Market @ Natural History Museum of Utah |  |  |

Celebrate native arts and culture at the fourth annual Indian Art Market, a juried show, display and sale of original native jewelry, beadwork, sculpture, painting and more. Hear live music, browse or buy an original work from one of 20 native artists.

Indian Art Market events are free to the public. Admission is required to enter Museum galleries.

Oct
12
Wed
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sorenson Unity Center Performance Theater
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sorenson Unity Center Performance Theater |  |  |

Join us for a U Drive Electric Workshop on Wednesday, October 12th at the Sorenson Unity Center Performance Theater. The U Drive Electric Team will be on hand to tell you more about the benefits of driving electric, and how U Drive Electric can help you make the switch to an EV. The participating dealerships will also have EVs on display before and after the workshop. Presentations to be followed by Q&A.

Oct
13
Thu
NSL Reads Fall Event – Everyday Superheroes @ North Salt Lake City Hall
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm
NSL Reads Fall Event - Everyday Superheroes @ North Salt Lake City Hall | North Salt Lake | Utah | United States

Calling all superheroes! Bring your whole family for a night of fantastic fun! The City of North Salt Lake and NSL Reads present “Everyday Superheroes” — featuring Ann Cannon, columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Adults/Teens: Come hear from Ann Cannon followed by a Q&A and book signing. Kids: What is your superpower? Come make your own superhero costume! Everyone: Enjoy refreshments, a superhero photo booth, and a raffle with lots of prizes, including a new Kindle Fire!

Oct
15
Sat
FREE MOVIE PREMIERE: Follow the Sound of My Voice @ Jim Santy Auditorium
Oct 15 all-day
FREE MOVIE PREMIERE: Follow the Sound of My Voice @ Jim Santy Auditorium |  |  |

A young poet with autism faces the world’s highest volcano.

A new film by Ben Stamper, featuring Troy Shumway, USU Graduate (class of 2016)

Saturday October 15, 2016
Santy Auditorium, Park City
Public Library

10:00 am – Adaptive archery and cycling activities at the National Ability Center
12:00 pm – Free popcorn, Information about Autism support services and research
1:00 – Public premiere of documentary film, Follow the Sound of My Voice
1:45 – Q&A with director Ben Stamper and the subject of the film, Troy Shumway
3:00 – Screening of Don’t Foil my Plans, Screening of the Ben Stamper documentary Don’t Foil My plans, about a young musician with autism