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Wordpress Basics - Websites for Business and Blogging

March 02, 2015 - March 23, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2214 1901 East South Campus Drive, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Whether you are writing for family, sharing recipes, creating a portfolio, or marketing a business, the internet is your friend. Wordpress is a free online publishing platform that can catapult you into a world where sharing content is simple and rewarding. In this class you will create your own fully functioning Wordpress website and learn professional tips for managing it. (Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable with using computers and desktop web browsers.) Special Fee covers 6 months of site hosting fees.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit

An Enduring Spirit: Mormon Women Pioneers

March 03, 2015 - April 27, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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J. Willard Marriott Library 295 1500 East, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

An Enduring Spirit: Mormon Women Pioneers, is an exhibition, integrating Rare Books, Manuscripts and Multimedia Archives materials to tell the stories of Mormon women in Utah across generations and genres. The pioneering spirit of women such as Eliza R. Snow, Maud May Babcock, Ivy Baker Priest, Terry Tempest Williams and many others inspires current and future generations of Mormon and non-Mormon women. Please visit the Special Collections Gallery February 25- April 27. For more information visit the Rare Books homepage or Rare Book’s blog, Open Book.


March 04, 2015 - April 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 2186 The University of Utah, 1901 South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Calligraphy means "beautiful writing." Join us as we learn how to use the tools of the calligrapher through discussion of the history of calligraphy, definitions and descriptions of how letters are formed and then progress to general practices and basic letter forms; learning to connect to letters to form beautiful words. Finally, we will end the class with a personal project for each student. Special fee includes a text book, practice pad, calligraphy pens, inks, compass & T-square.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit

Vegetable Gardening Basics

March 05, 2015 - April 02, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX 1018 The University of Utah, 1901 South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Would you like to grow tender lettuce and spinach; juicy tomatoes; and flavorful carrots, zucchinis, and more? Learn the tricks to a successful vegetable garden in this informative beginner class. Focusing on a variety of easy-to-grow vegetables, we'll cover soil texture, soil amendments, composting, cool- and warm-season crops, planting dates, and ways to grow vegetables all year long. We'll also discuss common garden insects and diseases.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit

Half Day Workshop on Dreams and the Environment and Dream Tending

March 07, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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U of U Union Building Parlor A The University of Utah, 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

In this half day workshop we go deeper into the theme of Friday evening to learn how nature enters into our dreams and asks us for our engagement. Dr. Stephen Aizenstat invites you into an innovative approach to dream work. Through story and example, Dr. Aizenstat shares Dream Tending methods that feature a process of discovery in which dreamers become "naturalists" of the psyche, observing the activity of the images in their unfolding dreamscape. He experiments with a worldview that playfully and soulfully sees the world as alive and always dreaming. He advocates we go to the very depths of experience, to the level of the anima mundi-the soul of and in the world-and listen. At this level of experience we engage the voices of the world's dreams, effortlessly arising and speaking on their own behalf and asking for response. In this lecture/demonstration the "call to action" emerges from the dreaming psyche and is in service to the landscapes we hold dear. Get your ticket here About the speaker : Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has provided organizational consulting to companies and agencies and teaches extensively worldwide. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dream work to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His work opens creativity and the generative process. His book, Dream Tending, describes multiple new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World's Dream, relationships, and the creative process.

Eagles on Ice

March 07, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Rockport State Park 8972 UT-302, Peoa, UT 84061

Join HWI staff and birds and Rockport State Park staff for a day of viewing Bald and Golden Eagles on the ice. Get up close and personal with our Raptor Ambassadors. Free hot chocolate! Cabela's will provide optics for viewing the wild Eagles.

Meet: Pullout above Crandall Campground

For more info: (435) 336-2241

Sponsored By: HawkWatch International, Cabela's, and Utah DNR State Parks

Booksigning. Local Author Launches Novel, TOKEN WOMAN

March 07, 2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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POSH Nail Salon 3428 Bengal Blvd (7800 So.) Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Author Bonnie Glee (aka Bonnie Glee Speth Thomas) will be launching her second novel, TOKEN WOMAN on March 2, 2015, with a book signing on March 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

March 07, 2015 11:00 am

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Main City Library 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

Directed by Isao Takahata
137 min | 2014 | Japan | Rated PG

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.

Nominee: Best Animated Feature—2015 Academy Awards

Boy Scout Birding Workshop

March 07, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tracy Aviary 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

Our certified Boy Scout instructors will guide Scouts toward meeting all requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge, developing life skills along the way. To name a few: proper use of binoculars, choosing and using field guides, recognizing bird “field marks,” and above all learning to be thoughtful stewards of our wild places.

The Practice: Backbends with Wanna Camcam

March 07, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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We Are Yoga 2065 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84109, USA

We Are Yoga's The Practice series continues.

The practice of backbends can be dynamic and energizing, but sometimes challenging and painful. In this uplifting and therapeutic practice, we'll work with tools to support you, so that your backbend practice can be spacious, expansive, and fun. Your practice shouldn't hurt! Learn to fully open without overextending, and mindfully explore the boundaries of your practice and your heart. In this practice lab of yoga asana, you may find you are capable of more than you know.

All levels welcome.

Red, White & Snow Gala Dinner & Auction

March 07, 2015 5:00 pm

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Montage Deer Valley 9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, UT 84060, USA

Our Gala Dinner & Auction is an evening of culinary delights, decadent vintages and thrilling auction items. Featuring Celebrity Emcee Bill Engvall and an exclusive live auction. Seated at each table of eight will be one of our presenting vintners or sommeliers to share an extraordinary selection of wines.

Arty @ Park City Live

March 07, 2015 8:00 pm

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Park City Live 427 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060, USA

* This is a 21 and older event *

Arty LIVE at Park City Live on Saturday, March 7th with local support from Life+!

Hitting all the right notes with fans and peers alike, Russian sensation ARTY is the darling of the EDM world. An emerging titan in the studio and simply electrifying in the booth, he has received support from all possible corners of the EDM industry – Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Dirty South and many more.

It’s not just his continual onslaught of production work that sealed the deal for ARTY. Whether it’s deep in the darkened, thundering bosom of clubland or in front of tons of thousands on the laser-lit stages of Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and more, his spell-binding sets have cemented his status as one of the most sought after artists anywhere.

From the US and Canada through to South America, across the seas to the shores of Europe, Asia and beyond to Australia, this hot talent has grabbed the attention of both the new EDM generation and those more seasoned veterans of the dance arena. The chant seized on by fans says it all; there is “no party without ARTY”!

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Free Falun Dafa Meditation/ Qi-Gong exercise class

March 08, 2015 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Falun Dafa Meditation/ Qi-Gong 451 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Free Falun Dafa Meditation/ Qi-Gong Class every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 at City County Building across from Main Library in down town Salt Lake City. Through March 16th. From March 22 on the class will be held just past the north entrance of Liberty Park.
Falun Dafa is a high level body, mind, spirit, self cultivation practice of the Buddha school and is guided by the universal principles of "Truth, Compassion and Tolerance". For more info please see

Creating Conscious Relationships

March 10, 2015 - April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living 332 Bugatti Drive, South Salt Lake, UT 84115, USA 801-307-0481

Learn and practice tools for creating relationships that are committed to love, connection and authenticity. Kristin Jamieson, M.A., M.Ed.
Call 801-644-4136 or 801-307-0481 to register.

Open Sesame: The Story Of Seeds

March 10, 2015 7:00 pm

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Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

Utah Film Center

Free Film Screening

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Directed by M. Sean Kaminksy

82 min | USA | 2014 | Not Rated

Seeds provide the basis for everything from food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink. Following the challenges and triumphs of some of seed’s most tireless stewards and advocates, this timely documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS.

Meditation and Mindfulness

March 11, 2015 - April 29, 2015, 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living 332 Bugatti Drive, South Salt Lake, UT 84115, USA 801-307-0481

Learn different styles of meditation to help you cultivate more inner peace, happiness and love while reducing stress, anxiety impatience and insomnia.

Hypnosis Information Meeting

March 11, 2015 7:00 pm

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Jolene Shields Hypnotherapy 1151 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA


March 11, 2015 7:00 pm

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Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Utah Film Center

Free Film Screening

Risk and Retroactivity in Energy and Environmental Law

March 12, 2015 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 332 South 1400 East, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

This talk begins with the U.S. regulatory response to Japan’s Fukushima disaster, considering the role of risk perception and regulatory structure in prompting U.S. efforts to integrate lessons learned. The context spotlights particular features of retroactivity in nuclear power regulation, which are commonplace notwithstanding administrative law’s general reluctance to embrace retroactivity. The talk uses this particular context to develop insights for retroactivity and regulatory disaster response that might be applied to energy and environmental law more broadly. Read more »

Swim with Caution: The Civilian's Guide to Navigating the Gene Pool

March 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Leonardo 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

Arguably one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the past century, the mapping of the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. These are questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about our health, about disease and about free will. This special hand-selected panel of scientists will offer insight into the what, why, and how of genetics. Please come prepared with questions.

Rewire Habits With Your Brain

March 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Brickyard Wellness Community 1111 Brickyard Road #109, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

You know the old adage, “It takes 21 days to make a new habit?” That’s simply outdated! With what we know now about the brain and how it works, we can quickly and easily set up a habit in 5-10 minutes.

Crazy right? Yes, this stuff is magic!

With advanced processes of NLP, discover how to rewire your habits quickly and easily with your brain.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a field of applied psychology that identifies how the brain codes information, and how to use that code to make updates and changes very quickly.

Achieving and maintaining your healthy weight can be thought of as a sum of healthy habits that support you. Find out how to master your mind to change habits quickly.

This is part of the Mind Body Weight Loss meetup support group. We’ll start with introductions and discussion, then we’ll experience NLP training, and hypnosis to help your unconscious mind get on board with your healthy weight.

Can weight loss be fun and easy? Come find out how!

Tickets $10 online and $15 at the door. See details and register at:

The Skin of Our Teeth

March 12, 2015 - March 28, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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The Grand Theatre 1575 South State Street

Performances will be held Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm each week from March 12-28, 2015, with additional Saturday Matinees @ 2pm. Tickets available at or (801) 957-3322.

Meet George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, New Jersey, a suburban, commuter-town couple (married for 5,000 years), who bear more than a casual resemblance to that first husband and wife, Adam and Eve; the two Antrobus children, Gladys (perfect in every way, of course) and Henry (who likes to throw rocks at other boys); and their garrulous maid, Sabina (the eternal seductress), who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity ("I don't understand a word of this play!") Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from one apocalypse after another, George and his redoubtable family somehow manage to survive--by the skin of their teeth.

Completed by the author less than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (1942) broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire, and elements of the comic strip, Thornton Wilder depicts an everyman family as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from the Ice Age to flood to war.

The Grand Theatre, located in Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Arts and Media, produces quality community theatre, educational outreach programs and cooperative partnerships to enrich the community through the performing arts and humanities.

The Infamous Stringdusters LIVE at Park City Live!!

March 12, 2015 8:00 pm

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Park City Live 427 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060, USA

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The Infamous Stringdusters RETURN to Park City Live on Thursday, March 12th for their 2015 Tour!!

Dismiss Labels. Forget trying to fit into a scene. Just relax and play your songs.

That emcompasses the prevailing spirit of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists, The Infamous Stringdusters. The band released their latest album, Let it Go on April 1st of this year on the band's own High Country Recordings. The album finds the band on firm footing, at ease with an evolving sound that defies categorization. It's acoustic music, sure, but not the king you'll hear from any other band. Roots can be traced, but boundaries don't exist.

The Infamous Stringdusters have proven that they can both mine the past and look forward to the unknown. The group's new album is a touchstone for the tightly bonded musicians, who are both completely comfortable with themselves individually and in their collective identity. Perhaps the sentiment is best summarized through five joined voices in the mountaintop gospel-hued title track: "If it's worry you've been feeling over things you can't control, it's time to let it go."

Best Friends Animal Shelter: Adopt a good luck charm for FREE

March 13, 2015 - March 17, 2015, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Best Friends Animal Society 2005 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

Adopt any cat six months and older for free.

The Art of Bing Human - A Weekend Meditation

March 13, 2015 6:00 pm

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Jane's Home 1229 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, USA

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'You Are The Path'

March 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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The Yoga Center (Holladay) 4689 South Holladay Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT 84117, USA

Please Join us for a free public Dharma teaching and discussion with Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young. “You Are The Path” is a simple and integrated approach towards integrating Buddhist principles into one’s daily activities surrounding work, family, and community. While the topics of Buddhism can seem vast and varied, the timeless wisdom contained in these teachings offer the people of today the practical skills for coping with the stressors of modern life. This allows people from all walks of life to develop their innate love and compassion while bringing happiness to others—showing that the workplace and home can be just as effective practice environments as secluded retreats. About Jigme Lama Sean: Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized Lama and Dharma Teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Sean has studied with his main teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for over 15 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Jigme Lama Sean has also graduated from four Dzogchen Lineage Internship Programs along with many seasonal retreats beginning with the first US 10-day retreat led by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2000, near Fruitland, Utah. In 2014, Jigme Lama also received an advanced degree of Vajra Yoga Practitioner at the first Dzogchen Lineage Internship commencement ceremony at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. The Varja Yoga Practitioner degree is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree according to western academic standards. Sean has also received teachings and guidance of teachers such as Lama Thupten Gyaltsen Dorje, Lama Dawa Rinpoche, and Khenpo Konchok Monlam Rinpoche. Following Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s guidance, Jigme Lama Sean began teaching introductory Buddhism courses in 2002. Since then, Sean has taught hundreds of students and is noted for his personal, accessible style while explaining Buddhist teachings in simple, everyday terms. Sean embodies the principle of inclusiveness, dedicating his life to practicing and teaching the Dharma while being a loving and devoted husband and father, all while maintaining a career as a creative professional. Sean has over 17 years working in advertising as a copywriter, video editor, designer, and creative director working on a broad range of regional, national, and global clients. Sean has also served on the Board of Directors for the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation since 2005, and is currently serving as an officer.

You Are The Path: Practicing Buddhism in Daily Life

March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Yoga Center 4689 South Holladay Boulevard, Holladay, UT 84117, USA

Join us for a weekend of public teachings on practicing Buddhism in daily life. A free public Buddhist teaching with Archaraya Jigma Lama Sean D. Young and authorized Lama of the Dzogchen Lineage and Dharma Teacher of The Buddha Path.

For more info, contact Joe Evans:
phone: 801.467.4371