Catalyst Community Calendar

Moab Summer Camp - Sustainable YOU! with USU Moab and Canyonlands Field Institute

June 29, 2015 - July 02, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Canyonlands Field Institute 1320 South Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Especially for kids going into 5th through 8th grades, this fun summer adventure and learning experience will get them out and active during four day-long sessions around Moab and one overnight at CFI’s Professor Valley Field Camp.

Discover ways we can improve this beautiful place we call home by investigating local waterways, how we travel, what we do with recycling and waste, and where our food comes from, through fun and engaging activities. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available.

For more information call 435-259-7750 or send an Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For this and other summer youth camps visit

Wasatch Community Gardens- Volunteer Orientation

July 01, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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RawBeans Coffee House & Drive-thru 611 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Attend the Wasatch Community Gardens' Volunteer Orientation and learn about our deep-rooted history in Salt Lake's community. Learn how YOU can volunteer in our youth gardens while advancing your gardening knowledge, catch up with old friends while assisting at our special events, expand your professional resume by engaging in office work, donate your skills and talents to help out on special projects, or give back to your community while completing community service hours. To reserve your seat at this orientation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To the Moon and Back

July 01, 2015 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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We Are Yoga 2645 Parleys Way, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Come and join Kate Savage and the We Are Yoga community as we celebrate the full moon with this moon centric practice.

The full moon is associated with symbolism; including transformation, renewal, cycles, and receptivity. Join us in exploring these aspects and more through asana, mudra, meditation, and breath. We are all connected to the moon. Let's explore and deepen that connection as we gather to move to the moon and back.
  • July 1, July 31, August 29
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • $15/class, $35 for all 3 classes
  • Space is limited
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Devotional Chanting with Jennifer Sparks

July 02, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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We Are Yoga 2645 Parleys Way, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Musician Jennifer Sparks - voice, flute, harp, piano and harmonium - is a classically trained musician with a degree in music performance from UCLA and a certificate in Voice Pedagogy from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At a young age, she developed a love for spiritual music at church, singing and playing many instruments for services. In 1995, she was introduced to music meditation and chanting. With great respect and love for this practice, she began a daily practice of chanting, yoga and meditation. She did music seva (selfless service) for several years singing and playing harmonium; leading morning chants and leading chants for community gatherings (satsang). Jennifer has offered music meditation and chanting at Breathe Yoga in Redlands, Ca., The First Congregational United Church in San Bernardino, Ca., and the Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living in Riverside, CA.

Come join us Thursday evening, July 2nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm for Devotional Chanting. During the class, we will sing and meditate together. Chanting is a powerful form of prayer. It centers you. It turns your heart and mind toward the Divine within. We will chant in Sanskrit and in English, in a call and response form. The fee is $25.00 for the session, chanting sheets and a free CD of musical selections from Jennifer Sparks’ upcoming CD release.

Jennifer will also be playing live music for We Are Yoga's Vinyasa 1 yoga class at We Are Yoga immediately following the Devotional Chanting.

Prayers for Compassion @ Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa

July 02, 2015 - July 05, 2015, 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa: Tibetan Buddhist Temple 740 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Generating continuous compassionate prayers (day and night) for the people of Nepal and collecting earthquake rebuilding funds for our teacher in Kathmandu.

Salt Lake Astronomical Society Solar Party

July 04, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Winchester Park 1200 West Winchester Street, Murray, UT 84123, USA

  • Look at the sun through a solar telescope.
  • Learn about solar flares, sun spots and more.
  • Free.
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Freedom is Fundamental Yoga Class

July 04, 2015 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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We Are Yoga 2645 Parleys Way, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Join Kristine Summers and the We Are Yoga community for this special July 4th yoga practice! This will be an all levels vinyasa flow class. Kick off your 4th of July holiday with yoga!
  • All Levels Vinyasa Flow
  • 10:00am-11:15am
  • $15 drop-in, class pass or WAY membership

9th West Farmers Market

July 05, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Jordan Park 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA

Weekly through the summer.

NHMU Architecture Tour

July 05, 2015 12:00 pm

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Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Explore the Rio Tinto Center's unique design, materials, green features and public art on a guided 45-minute architecture tour. Included in museum admission.

Monday Family Night @ Red Butte Gardens - Samba Fogo

July 06, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Explore the diversity in your own community! Monday Family Nights are filled with the music and dance of cultural groups found right here in Utah. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy a performance at either 6 or 7 pm, and be sure to stop by our exploration station to share in a Garden related craft or activity to wrap up the evening. Event to be held behind the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center in the Courtyard.
July 6 -Samba Fogo –Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and mythology, Samba Fogo presents high-energy music and dance performances that bring the fire, joy, and intensity of Brazilian Carnival to audiences young and old.
Regular Garden Admission / Garden Members Free

Teen River Skills Day Camp in Moab

July 07, 2015 - July 09, 2015, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Canyonlands Field Institute 1320 South Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532, USA

The Teen River Skills Day Camp is designed for teens entering 7th – 12th grades who are interested in learning rafting and paddling techniques, guiding skills, and area natural history. This day program utilizes paddle and oar-rig rafts, inflatable kayaks, and stand up paddleboards on the Daily section of the Colorado River.

This trip is an introduction to river ecology, river dynamics, paddling and rowing techniques, equipment rigging, how to maneuver different types of boats, and important river safety and rescue methods. The valuable skills learned during this course will offer experience for future river trips and outdoor leadership, or guide employment. Spend three awesome summer days learning with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available.

For more info. call 435-259-7750 or send an Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For this and other summer youth camps visit

Wetland Pond Walk

July 07, 2015 - July 08, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098, USA

Come take a short wetland walk out to the frog ponds where the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reintroducing the Columbia Spotted Frog! Swaner EcoCenter staff will give attendees a tour of the project site and speak about the importance of wetland ecosystems as native wildlife habitat. We will meet at the Swaner EcoCenter and then carpool to the Preserve entrance.

Smart Dating, “How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette”

July 07, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Salt Lake County Government Building 2001 South State Street (North Bldg, Room N4-850), Salt Lake City, UT

Learn how to follow your heart without losing your mind in this fun-filled class.
  • Free, includes dinner. Registration required. (Funded by USU, Workforce Services and the US Administration for Child­ren & Families.)
  • 18+ only.
  • Anne-Celeste Openshaw, 385-468-4834, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Coffee Roasting

July 07, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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La Barba Coffee 3340 300 West #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

In this informal, yet extremely informative class students will learn the basics of roasting coffee as well as three ways to roast beans at home. We will go through basic green coffee information, species, varietals, regions, climate, etc. and then proceed to learn the roasting process. Students will learn the steps, chemistry, and external and internal changes that coffee beans undergo in the roasting transformation so they know how to roast great tasting coffee. - See more at:

Rumi Poetry Club

July 07, 2015 7:00 pm

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Anderson-Foothill library 1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry for our life and community. Good poetry is meditation—nourishing our soul and mind. Rumi Poetry Club holds monthly meetings (usually the first day of month) for reciting and discussing Rumi’s poems and parables. Participants are welcome to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Wasatch Jazz Project: Big Band Tuesdays @ The Gallivan

July 07, 2015 7:00 pm

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Gallivan Center 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

The Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band is Utah's premier big band, playing swing favorites and jazz greats.

Big Band Tuesdays are on most Tuesdays through the end of Sept.

Free dance lessons @ 7pm, music 7:30-9:30pm.

Bring a picnic!

Mind Mastery Revealed: How To Get What You Want This Year With Your Brain!

July 07, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Do you self sabotage?

Are you spinning your wheels with the same goals over and over?

Are you living below your potential or feel like something’s missing in your life?

Your life is the result of your choices. That’s a no brainer right? But there is more to the puzzle. Your life is also the result of your thoughts, feelings and even your unconscious mind.

Often these are working behind the scenes, underneath your everyday awareness as mental blocks and they cause lack of motivation, procrastination and self sabotage!

If you’re not getting the results you want – you’ll find the answers you’re looking for are in your brain.

  • De-Mystify How Your Brain Works
  • Discover the Secret Code Embedded in Your Desires
  • Avoid the 5 Pitfalls of Goal Setting
  • Learn About the Missing Pieces to the Law of Attraction
  • Find out How Your Brain Creates Mental Blocks and What to Do About Them
  • Get the Key to Enjoying A Better Life Now!

Discover the secrets to mastering the levels of your mind and getting your unconscious mind on board with your conscious goals to get what you really want this year.

Holly Stokes will share with you the best brain skills from 20 years experience in the field of applied psychology and personal development and bring you the secrets to working with your brain and transformational change. 

Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, helps busy professionals train their brain out of: anxiety, fears, self criticism, depression, worry, stress, and limited thinking. She helps achievers find their motivation and passion for living through Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Hypnosis. She is the author of two books and several CDs designed to wire your brain for weight loss, boost confidence, de- stress, wealthy mind, and more. She has developed programs for weight loss, business success, and life happiness.

Tickets $10 online or $15 at the door. Get tickets at:

Ukulele Social Hour

July 08, 2015 7:00 pm

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Salt Lake City Library Glendale Branch 1375 Concord Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA

Bring your ukulele and join other ukulele players once a month to share tips, practice, perform, and chat. All levels of experience are welcome.


July 09, 2015 - July 12, 2015, 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Solitude Mountain Resort 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, USA

3-1/2 day retreat in Utah at the Solitude Mountain Resort located in gorgeous Big Cottonwood Canyon, a short distance from Salt Lake City, from Thursday evening July 9 through Sunday July 12, 2015

CREATE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS!Would you like to learn a step-by-step method for making your dreams come true?

THE CREATING ON PURPOSE RETREAT WITH ANODEA JUDITH will be a comprehensive, top-to-bottom look at your entire life—the way you express energy and realize your purpose in life—using the seven energy centers, or chakras, as the model of the 7 principle ways energy is expressed in a human being. Anodea Judith, the author of EASTERN BODY AND WESTERN MIND and other books, is well-known as one of the foremost teachers of working with the chakras the Western world. The chakras can be approached as the life flow of energy as an ascending or liberating current, rising from the level of the physical to the spiritual. How we integrate or manifest the energy in our lives and our purpose also can be viewed as a descending or manifesting movement of energy—flowing downward from the spiritual to the physical. This way of working with the chakras, Anodea describes, as “the spiritual technology of manifestation.” The Creating on Purpose Retreat will take a deep look at our lives from top down—chakra by chakra:

• Chakra 7: Awareness—Know your life purpose
• Chakra 6: Intuition and imagination—Visualize your dreams
• Chakra 5: Communication—Choose goals and communicate with others
• Chakra 4: Love & Relationship—Find and create relationships
• Chakra 3: Power, Will—Engage your will in action, moving from ego to possibilities
• Chakra 2: Sexuality, emotion—Move with passion
• Chakra 1: Survival—Complete steps to realize your purpose

From beliefs to visions, expression through relationships, will, passion, and completion, The Creating on Purpose Retreat will show you step-by-step how to use powerful techniques for clearing away limiting beliefs, counter-intentions, negative voices, and distractions to create your dreams. Using a map of the chakra system, Anodea Judith will guide you through the chakras from the top down, clarifying, liberating and aligning the seven principal ways by which we express energy as human beings. You learn how blocks or trapped energy in each chakra keep you from manifesting your true purpose. Based on Anodea’s book Creating on Purpose: The Spiritual Technology of Manifesting through the Chakras, this workshop gives you practical tools to remove those blocks, eliminate negative beliefs, free your creativity, fulfill your heart, engage your passion, and bring your dream into reality. This retreat will help you achieve any dream you choose to work on, be it relationship, money, career, contribution, health, or service. If you are ready to take your life to the next stage, these four days will set your world on fire, enabling you to create miraculous results.

ANODEA JUDITH, Ph.D. ( ) has been called “a prophet for our time.” A groundbreaking thought leader who is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and a writer, therapist, and spiritual teacher. Her passion for the realization of human potential matches her concern for humanity’s impending crises — her fervent wish is that we “wake up in time.” She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (E-RYT), with lifelong studies of psychology, mythology, sociology, history, systems theory, and mystic spirituality. She is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the Chakra System for the Western lifestyle. She teaches across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Europe, Ireland, Asia, and South and Central America.

Anodea is best known for the chakra classic, Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System, (Llewellyn, 1987, revised 1999), considered the definitive work on the subject, with over 200,000 copies sold in English and additional printings in 15 languages. Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, released in February 1997, charts childhood development, bio-energetic character structures and Jungian individuation, all within the chakra model. This book is used as a text in universities and healing schools across the country.

Her most recent book, The Global Heart Awakens, (The Shift Network, July 2013), is a rewrite of the 2007 edition, Waking the Global Heart, which won two literary awards, including a Nautilus Gold. This book charts the history of human development into our present crisis and necessary transformation, with an inspiring message of hope for our future. And finally, released in 2012 and coauthored with Lion Goodman, is Creating on Purpose: The Spiritual Technology of Manifesting Through the Chakras (Sounds True, 2012) teaches people how to bring heaven down to earth through the manifestation process of making change in our lives and our world.

Anodea conducted a private practice for over 20 years, but traveling has taken her healing efforts into the workshop mode, training other therapists in somatic techniques, and conducting healing sessions within the workshop setting.

On the more personal level, Anodea Judith is a dynamic individual with many talents: teacher, healer, writer, priestess, musician, artist, yogini, and co-heart. She is well-loved for her integration of mind, body, and spirit, shoring up the inequalities between masculine and feminine, and her dream of co-creating Heaven on Earth. She feels deeply concerned about the state of our world, in terms of ecology, ethics, politics, and religion. Feeling that individual and cultural transformation are intrinsically related, Anodea supports a path to empowerment and balance through teaching of life-affirming paths of wisdom. This is achieved through reclaiming our bodies, the environment, and our connection to both Heaven and Earth.

THE SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON is located a short distance from Salt Lake City. A popular ski resort in the winter, Solitude is beautiful in the summer and offers many recreational opportunities to get away and enjoy the mountains. The main ski lift operates in the summer, and provides access to state parks, woods, lakes, streams and trails for hiking and mountain biking. The resort itself is set up as a small alpine village, with a hotel, condos, restaurants, and shops. Special lodging rates are available to attendees of the Creating on Purpose Retreat, starting at $135 + tax per day for private rooms with single or double occupancy.

Please note that the retreat fee of $495 covers tuition and includes lunches catered by The Resort on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Lodging is not included in tuition. Lodging reservations must be made independently by retreat participants. Although staying at Solitude is not required, the Resort has set up discounted rates for various lodging choices for Retreat participants, as low as $134 + tax per day at the Inn at Solitude for a private room, either single or double occupancy. Condo suites, town homes, and houses able to sleep groups with as many as 12 people are also available through the Solitude Mountain Restort. Other lodging alternatives near Big Cottonwood Canyon are available in Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Holladay and Midvale, in which case you will need to make car rental or other transportation arrangements.

Reservations for hotel rooms, condos, townhouses, and homes at Solitude are available by contacting the Resort directly. For discounted reservations, be sure to identify yourself as a participant in Rising Pathways' Creating on Purpose Retreat.

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Eat Drink SLC

July 09, 2015 6:00 pm

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

EAT | Celebrate Salt Lake’s coming of age as a culinary hotspot at the first annual Eat Drink SLC, on July 9th at Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park. Sample the best in seasonal fare from many of our best restaurants and food purveyors.- Please see the web site for participating restaurants. ( Current, Trio, Forage, Pago, Copper Onion, Frida Bistro, Chow Truck, Canellas’, Stoneground—to name a few)
DRINK | Sip over 80 wines from an international selection of family-owned wineries. Taste craft cocktails from small batch distillers. Enjoy local beer from award-winning Utah craft brewers. ( Beehive Distilling- Sugarhouse Distillery- Epic- Squatters- Wasatch- Red Rock- Adelsheim- Road 31- Baileyana WInery- Bon Vivant Imports- Ruth Lewandowski wines- Gruet-Premium Port WInes- Starmont Winery-Willamette Valley Vineyards— to name a few!)
SLC | All proceeds benefit three local non-profits that enhance our community and our lives: Tracy Aviary, Communidades Unidas, and SB Dance.

Jazz Jam Session @ Sugar House Coffee

July 09, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sugarhouse Coffee 2011 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

Also on July 16 & 23.

Some Love-Alex Caldiero-Book Release, Signing and Reading, Poetry, at Ken Sanders Rare Books

July 09, 2015 7:00 pm

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Ken Sanders Rare Books 268 S. 200 E. Salt Lake City, UT

Ken Sanders Rare Books presents an evening with Alex Caldiero in celebration of his new book of poetry, Some Love. This event will take place on Thursday, July 9, beginning at 7pm in our downtown bookstore, 268 S 200 E Salt Lake City, UT. A reading by Alex Caldiero is comparable to a rock concert of the voice as his passion for symbolic meaning resounds through his wit, wordplay and performance art. Alex Caldiero is currently Poet in Residence at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. He has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, Utah Performing Arts Tours and awards from the Association for Mormon letters and Salt Lake City mayor's office. Some Love is published by Signature Books, a publishing company specializing in Western Americana and Mormon literature. Alex will be available to sign copies of his books at this event. This event is free to the public and includes a small plate meal provided by
The Chow Truck, to be parked in front of the bookstore prior to the event between 6-7pm.


July 10, 2015 7:00 pm

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Carolyn's Garden 1443 East Kensington Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, USA

In support of The James P. Huber Veterans Foundation, which provides funding for the VA Recreational Therapy program, singer songwriters Bob Bland and Bill Klinger perform on Friday, July 10, 7-9:00pm. Rec Therapy benefits disabled Veterans with activities ranging from art to outdoor sports. Suggested donation: $10 Bring snack to share. No alcohol, please.

Science Movie Night @ The City Library: King Kong (1933)

July 10, 2015 7:00 pm

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The City Library

This classic American fantasy monster/adventure film is distinguished for its stop-motion animation and in 1991 it was deemed “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress. Followed by conversation on primate behavior and evolution with Dr. Leslie Knapp, U of U.

UMOCA Opening Reception & Dance Performance

July 10, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art 200 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

See Sean Morello's Constellations & Supersymmetries (curated by CUAC Contemporary) and Kyle Jorgensen's Parastroke. UMOCA also presents a partnership with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company for Invisible Gaze, a durational movement installation inspired by Panopticon.

Friday Night Flicks @ Fairmont Park: McFarland, USA

July 10, 2015 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Fairmont Park 2361 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

Family-friendly movies are shown on a large inflatable screen. Free popcorn while it lasts. Bring blankets and chairs. Com­munity booths open at 8pm; movie begins around 9:15pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Print to Wear - Linoleum Carving

July 11, 2015 - August 08, 2015, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Saltgrass Printmakers 2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

No class July 25.

Take linoleum cutting one step further as you learn the basics of carving linoleum for the purpose of printing on clothing. We will start by creating high contrast black and white images and learn the proper use of tools, simple registration methods and inking. We will then move on to using multiple colors and blocks. By the end of class you will have several printed variations of your own designs and a finished shirt. One shirt and all tools and materials are included in the special fee. Please bring any additional clean clothing you wish to print on. Class is limited to 8. - See more at:

Japanese Obon Festival

July 11, 2015 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 211 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Food, Taiko drumming, dancing and temple tours.

Food for (Library) Fines

July 13, 2015 - July 19, 2015, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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All Salt Lake City Libraries Utah

Got some unpaid library fines? Reduce your total this week by donating nonperishable food items (cans of soup, stew, tuna, meat, chili, vegetables or fruits; jars of peanut butter; packages of rice, cereal, oatmeal, pasta) to the City Library. Receive $1 off your overdue fines for each item donated. All locations.