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
2
Wed
Brightening Education in Africa: Stevens-Henager College Strives to Open a Children’s Library in Ghana @ Stevens-Henager College
Jan 2 – Jan 31 all-day
Brightening Education in Africa: Stevens-Henager College Strives to Open a Children’s Library in Ghana @ Stevens-Henager College |  |  |

Stevens-Henager College has partnered with the African Library Project to open a library in Ghana, Africa. We are collecting one-thousand gently used, or new pre-school to 6th-grade books.

The African Library Project partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries in African countries. To start these libraries, the ALP coordinates book drives in the United States and Canada. This project supports both children and adults to read and write in English, a language that is critical to their education. Because of poor access to reading materials, literacy tops out, even for teachers, at about the 8th grade US level in the rural areas in which the African Library Project works.

Education is the one way that any Ghanaian can improve their own life and life of their family. There are established schools in Ghana, but the lack of an adequate supply of books makes it impossible to learn more than what is presented in schools.

Stevens-Henager College is a nonprofit educational institution that offers degrees designed for employment. Students who attend our college enjoy small class sizes, caring instructors with relevant industry experience and career-focused learning.
Please support our efforts to make a difference in African families lives by spreading the word of our book drive. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for drive updates @Stevens-Henager.

Jan
19
Sat
Penguin Awareness Weekend @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Penguin Awareness Weekend @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium |  |  |

It’s no secret that we love our penguins and we know that you do too! Celebrate them with us January 19 – 21 for Penguin Awareness Weekend. Make a fun craft, watch a Penguin Feeding at our Mountain America Credit Union Penguin Research Station, learn about what penguins do year round, and enter for a chance to win a Penguin Encounter! Learn more here: thelivingplanet.com/penguinday.

Jan
20
Sun
Earthbound: Music by Beethoven, Tower, and more @ Libby Gardner Hall
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Earthbound: Music by Beethoven, Tower, and more @ Libby Gardner Hall  |  |  |

Connect with nature through music including Beethoven’s funeral music for four trombones, Elgar’s lushly pastoral Piano Quintet, and Joan Tower’s Night Fields. The Fry Street Quartet is featured with acclaimed pianist Frank Weinstock, and a pair of dancers bring life to Iranian-American composer Gity Razaz’s ballet score Chance Has Spoken.

Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

Visit Discovery Gateway to honor and celebrate civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other human rights heroes! We have partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to bring you and your family hands-on activities that teach the importance of acceptance, understanding, and compassion.

Jan
22
Tue
Homeschool Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Homeschool Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

Calling all homeschoolers! Discover the power of play at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! Educational workshops will be offered from 10:15am – 1pm for homeschool groups. These workshops will meet educational standards in science, math, and literature for kindergarten through 6th grade.

Students & Siblings: $5, Adult Chaperones: Free
Show Your Homeschool Affidavit at Admissions for Entry

Walking the Tightrope: Contemporary Diplomacy in American Indian Country @ Jewett Arts Center, Westminster College-SLC
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Walking the Tightrope: Contemporary Diplomacy in American Indian Country @ Jewett Arts Center, Westminster College-SLC |  |  |

Told from the point of view of a Federal Senior Executive who stands in both worlds, Franklin Keel discusses a career administering the unique set of U.S. laws applying to the most diverse ethnic group in this country – American Indians – with cultural and historical sensitivity in today’s America.

Click here for Mr. Franklin Keel’s personal bio

FAQs

Does this lecture cost money?

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While all ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot B.)

Will refreshments be available before the lecture?

UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For all other additional questions, please contact Deeanna Price at dprice@utahdiplomacy.org | 801.832.3276 | utahdiplomacy.org

Jan
23
Wed
Environmental Legislative Preview @ Salt Lake City Main Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Environmental Legislative Preview @ Salt Lake City Main Library |  |  |

Wondering which bills HEAL Utah will be watching and working on during the 2019 legislative session? Questions about how you can get involved? Come to our Legislative Preview event on January 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM to get these questions answered and more!

During the evening, HEAL staff will talk about the legislative process in Utah, including how a bill becomes a law, the bills we are working on during the session, and what you can do to influence good policy in Utah. Plus, we’ll answer any questions you might have about the upcoming session.

This event is FREE, so bring your friends for a night on the educational, advocacy town!

Jan
25
Fri
The Laramie Project @ Bastian Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Laramie Project @ Bastian Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts

Recently named one of the twenty-five most important American plays of the last twenty-five years by the New York Times, it explores the motivations for the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who lived in Laramie. The show, presented by UVU in a uniquely intimate way, explores the subsequent reactions to the incident in the community where it happened.

Jan
26
Sat
The Laramie Project @ Bastian Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Laramie Project @ Bastian Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts

Recently named one of the twenty-five most important American plays of the last twenty-five years by the New York Times, it explores the motivations for the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who lived in Laramie. The show, presented by UVU in a uniquely intimate way, explores the subsequent reactions to the incident in the community where it happened.

Jan
29
Tue
Sensory Inclusive Afternoon @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sensory Inclusive Afternoon @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down and reducing noise in the museum. Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.

Jan
30
Wed
Learn About Fostering a Dog for Best Friends @ Best Friends Lifesaving Center
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn About Fostering a Dog for Best Friends @ Best Friends Lifesaving Center |  |  |

Join us at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center for a free orientation to learn about fostering dogs! There is no obligation if you come. We teach you how to keep your foster dog safe and happy, provide all the supplies you’ll need and are here to support you through everything! Fostering literally saves lives and there is no long-term commitment or cost to you! Together, we can save them all! 

Jan
31
Thu
Citizens Science and Wasatch Wildlife @ Patagonia Outlet
Jan 31 all-day
Citizens Science and Wasatch Wildlife @ Patagonia Outlet |  |  |

In the Central Wasatch Range is one of the most highly recreated public lands in the United States and serves as an oasis for wildlife. Expanding human development has the potential to diminish Utah’s rich inheritance of wildlife, which would impact both recreational and economic opportunities. Wild Utah Project collaborated with the University of Utah to initiate the Central Wasatch Mammal Trail Camera Study to understand the current condition of the Wasatch’s wildlife populations, habitats, and responses to human development. The Study relies on the participation of over 100 Citizen Scientists to gather data from remotely-triggered trail cameras placed throughout the Wasatch. From wild turkeys to cougars, Dr. Mary Pendergast will share wildlife images collected this summer, along with the successes of partnering with Citizen Scientists and agencies, and how this study can make a difference for the management and conservation of the Wasatch’s wildlife.
Dr. Mary Pendergast is an ecologist working for Wild Utah Project. She specializes in biological analyses for and with state and federal agencies, local working groups, and other nonprofit organizations. Dr. Pendergast also engages in and oversees data collection efforts such as citizen science programs. She received her Ph.D. from Utah State University in Biology and Community Ecology. Photo credit: The University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab and Wild Utah Project

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

“Bee” inspired by various art forms including printmaking, collage, and painting with Discovery Gateway educators from 11 am – 4 pm. Parents will also learn how they can help inspire art in their children.

Feb
1
Fri
Grant Writing Workshop @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am
Grant Writing Workshop @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center for an interactive workshop on the basics of grant writing.

Feb
2
Sat
Scales & Tails @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Scales & Tails @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

Scales & Tails is coming to Salt “Snake” City and taking over Discovery Gateway! Slither over for an interactive and educational reptile and bird show you won’t soon forget! Space is limited, make sure to arrive 15 minutes before show time to claim your spot.