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.


OctoPalooza – Clever Octopus Birthday FUNdraiser @ The Gateway
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
OctoPalooza - Clever Octopus Birthday FUNdraiser @ The Gateway |  |  |

It’s our birthday! Come celebrate community, creative reuse, and fun with your favorite place to find art supplies.

Come in funky formal or make your costume with us – prizes will be awarded!

Food, drinks, interactive art activities and silent auction, too!

Saturday, April 20th 7pm-11pm.

Tickets start at $10 and sales end on April 19th, so be sure to purchase your ticket(s) now!

Donate: http://www.cleveroctopus.org/octopalooza-sponsorship
BONUS: TransWest Credit Union will match up to $10,000!

** ALL Donations and proceeds go directly to benefit the expansion of Clever Octopus’ campus — featuring large classrooms, community gathering spaces, and more — that will allow us to divert more waste and provide additional creative reuse educational opportunities for youth, adults, and our community. **

City Nature Challenge 2019 — SLC Neighborhood Naturalists @ Fred and Ila Rose Fife Wetland Preserve
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Nature Challenge 2019 — SLC Neighborhood Naturalists @ Fred and Ila Rose Fife Wetland Preserve |  |  |

Join the Natural History Museum of Utah on an international quest to record urban nature!

Cities across the world are competing to document their urban nature between April 26 and April 29 in the City Nature Challenge 2019. Join the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Fred and Ila Rose Fife Wetland Preserve on the Jordan River on Saturday, April 27, between 10:00 am and 1:00 p.m. for a City Nature Challenge “biobltiz”. All the observations you make will count toward the City Nature Challenge AND help guide the management of the wetland preserve.

Stop by at your convenience. Our headquarters will be located at approximately 950 South 1100 West in Salt Lake City. Limited parking is available. All program activities will be provided in Spanish and English. All ages and abilities welcome.

What do I need to bring?
Bring your mobile device. If you don’t have a mobile device, we’ll have some on hand you can check out. If possible, download the iNaturalist app and set up your account before you arrive. If you need help getting set up, we’ll be happy to assist you at the event.

Long pants, closed-toe shoes, a water bottle, and sunscreen will help keep you safe and comfortable. You may want a daypack, jacket, or hat. Feel free to bring your favorite field guide to plants, birds, insects, etc.

What else will there be to do at this event?
We’ll have hands-on nature activities for kids plus snacks and water for all to enjoy.

Panel Celebration of Ellen Meloy @ Weller Book Works
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Panel Celebration of Ellen Meloy @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

On Wednesday, May 1, at 7 PM, please join us at Weller Book Works for a special panel celebrating the life of author Ellen Meloy, and her newly released collection of radio essays from 1994-1998, Seasons: Desert Sketches.

Ellen Meloy, great naturalist and author, was tied to the land. She was at one with what the desert represented, gaining a connection she deemed vital. She dedicated her life to discovering her place in the deserts of the American West, and the importance of the connection between human beings and the wild expanses, pure and unadulterated.

Her writings were greatly acclaimed. Her first book, Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green River, won the Spur Award for Best Nonfiction Contemporary Work in 1994. She won the Whiting Award in 1997. The Last Cheater’s Waltz was released to high praise in 1999. Her 2002 book, The Anthropology of Turquoise, won the Utah Book Award, Banff Mountain Book Festival awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her final book, Eating Stone, was completed 3 months before her death in Bluff, Utah in 2004.

Ellen Meloy wrote and recorded a series of audio essays for KUER, NPR Utah in the 1990s. Every few months, she would travel to their Salt Lake City studios from her red rock home of Bluff to read an essay or two. With understated humor and sharp insight, Meloy would illuminate facets of human connection to nature and challenge listeners to examine the world anew. Seasons: Desert Sketches is a compilation of these essays, transcribed from their original cassette tape recordings. Whether Meloy is pondering geese in Desolation Canyon or people at the local post office, readers will delight in her signature wit and charm—and feel the pull of the desert she loves and defends.

An illustrious panel will gather to reminisce about Ellen and the impact she had on them as writers and people. They will also be discussing Seasons: Desert Sketches. Joining us will be: Greer Chesher, author of Heart of the Desert Wild:Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument; Amy Irvine, author of Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land and Desert Cabal: A New Season of Wilderness; Stephen Trimble, editor of Red Rock Stories; and Elaine Clark, Producer of RadioWest on KUER. The discussion will be led by Kirsten Johanna Allen, publisher and Editorial Director for Torrey House Press. We’ll even hear from Ellen herself in previously recorded material.

Please join us for this remembrance of Ellen Meloy, her life, works, and impact.

Famous Feathers Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Famous Feathers Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary |  |  |

Spend the week of June 10-14 absorbing how birds influence our culture and uncover the magic they bring to our day-to-day living. This week-long camp is just for kids entering 3rd and 4th grades. Campers will spend the morning with Tracy Aviary’s bird experts experiencing close encounters of the feathered kind. In the afternoon, campers will work with staff from Bad Dog Arts to create colorful and unique works of art inspired by birds in popular culture.

Healthy Habitats, Health Homes Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Healthy Habitats, Health Homes Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary |  |  |

Meeting each day from June 10 – 14, this camp is designed just for kids entering 1st and 2nd grades. All living things, plants and birds alike, need a healthy place to call home. Join Tracy Aviary and Wasatch Community Gardens for a week full of fun! Some birds have several homes long distances apart while plants put down roots and spend their whole lives in one spot! We’ll chase clues, meet new friends (human and feathered), and take a closer look at the place we call home. Mornings will be spent at Wasatch Community Gardens, and afternoons will be at the Aviary. Aftercare is available for an additional fee if needed.

Flap, Soar, Dance! Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am
Flap, Soar, Dance! Summer Camp @ Tracy Aviary

Cavorting, spinning, leaping, dancing a jig – all of these things are enjoyed by both humans and birds! This full day camp allows kids in 1st-2nd grade to explore Tracy Aviary and learn the different ways birds move. Then campers will join Tanner Dance to learn and demonstrate their own dance, visual art, and drama – all inspired by birds. Before care (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) is available for additional fee; no after care is available and campers must be picked up at Tanner Dance at 4:00 p.m.