Catalyst Community Calendar

Ogden Nature Center - Creatures of the Night

October 09, 2015 - October 10, 2015, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Ogden Nature Center 966 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404, USA

  • Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • $5 members/ $6 non-members
  • All ages (3 and under are free)
  • No RSVP necessary.
  • Costumes welcome! (Please dress for the weather/held rain or shine.)
  • Flashlights recommended.
The Ogden Nature Center presents Creatures of the Night, a not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family.
  • Learn about nocturnal creatures like owls, spiders, & bats
  • Take a crepuscular creep around the nature preserve where you’ll meet and learn from some “wild” characters
  • Find your way through the Spider Web Crawl and visit the Hilarious House of Hoots
  • Food vendors, carnival games, treats, music and educational fun

Bounds of Beauty and Bobbles

October 09, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Howa Gallery 390 N 500 W, Bountiful, UT 84010, USA

October brings true inspiration and the ‘best of the best’ as Howa Gallery features two of Utah’s finest October 9 to November 7. Renowned artist, Ted Remington and prominent jewelry designer, Lisa G. Howa step forward with their vibrant and unique work in a dual exhibition that promises to display an excellence and variety the gallery has become known for since its opening in May.

Ted Remington combines soft pastel, acrylic and oil on canvas to capture the haunting beauty of the Southwest’s high desert regions. “I hear people use the words ‘how vibrant’ my art is, as well as that a given painting ‘speaks to them”, Remington says. “Hearing these two responses always gives me a sense of fulfillment for making a strong connection.” Although Ted’s general focus is southwest, he finds interest in the eclectic and abstract ultimately to evoke a sense of wonder and heighten awareness.

Lisa G. Howa realizes great joy in finding the best quality materials to produce the most incredible, one-of-a-kind jewelry seen in the country. Each piece is a work of art. “My goal is always to gather the ‘best-of-the-best’. I search out the best quality silver, the perfect stone to create the perfect signature “bobble”, Lisa says. “Each one of my necklaces is a piece of art. No two are the same and each one full of the love of creating!

An opening reception will be held October 9th from 6-9p.m. This is the second artist exhibition at Howa Gallery which strives to make a discernible impact in the world of art. “I was impressed with Thomas J. Howa’s goals and sense of purpose with and for the Art Community.” According to Remington, “He has an authentic respect for artists.”

Bonsai Show

October 10, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Bonsai Club of Utah exhibiting different styles, trees and tools for sale. Garden admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors 65+, $6 children (3-17), members & U of U students free.

Let There Be Light - A tour of Mid-Centurey Modern Churches

October 10, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Memorial House in Memory Grove Park 375 120 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA

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Salt Lake Modern, A Committee of Utah Heritage Foundation

Songwriting @ SLCC Community Writing Center

October 10, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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SLCC Community Writing Center 210 East 400 South Suite #8

Learn about song structure, overcoming writing blocks, and explore lyric and melody writing. Come with a song idea in mind or to find inspiration. Join local musician Miles Biddulph to learn about what makes a great song work. Cost: $45. Registration is required.

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Jung Society of Utah Presents: Alchemy, Art & Food Fundraising Dinner

October 10, 2015 6:00 pm

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Odd Fellows Hall 26 West Market Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Jung Society of Utah presents its second annual Alchemy, Art & Food fundraising dinner.

A Transformational dining and entertainment experience taking place at the Historic Odd Fellows Hall (Odd Fellow Hall, 26 W. Market Street, SLC) in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday October 10th, 2015, 6-10p.

  • “The Zurich Connection – or where it all started” is the theme of the evening.
  • Chef Froday Volgger, formerly of Vienna Bistro, will delight our palates with a Zurich specialty. The evening will also feature a breathtaking display of local artists and live music.

The Goblin’s Masquerade @ Crone's Hollow

October 10, 2015 7:00 pm

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Crone's Hollow 2470 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

Tickets to this event will be available exclusively at Crone's Hollow beginning on September 19 (at The Green Man Festival). This event is being done in conjunction with the "Spooks in the Hollow" Children's event earlier in the day. If you attend the Spooks event, or if you purchase your ticket early, you can pick up your ticket for $9. Tickets will be $13 at the door.

To the Lords and Ladies of Misrule - The Crone is opening her home for a Masquerade Ball and you are invited. This evening sees the world turned upside down; where fools become Princes for a night. Where Goblins, Nymphs, Ogres, Bad Faeries and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of human vision, are free to make merry, tempt, seduce and carry out acts of foolishness and wantonness. Everyone is welcome.

Attendance at this event requires --a ticket (see above) --a fantasy costume; think fairies, trolls, goblins, elves, imps, brownies, dwarves and gnomes. Light or Dark, all are welcome. Bring your dancing shoes! The Crone has created an incredible dancing playlist. We'll also have Hors d'oeuvres, snacks and refreshments. During the course of the evening, the Crone will crown the Goblin King and Queen from among the masquerade participants.

A costume contest will also be held with cash prizes; (Seriously Awesome - $25), (OhMyGODDESS! - $50), (Epic - $75). Bring out your best fantasy costume and come play in the Goblin underworld!

For more information on any event, visit the links above or contact Crone’s Hollow, 2470 S. Main Street, SLC, 801.906.0470,,

Tracy Aviary's Funky Feather Run

October 11, 2015 7:00 am

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

Put on your fanciest feathers & grab a friend for Tracy Aviary's Funky Feather Run! This timed run gives everyone a chance to shake their tail feathers in our 3K & 7K runs. All registration fees & donations support education & conservation programs at Tracy Aviary! Awards and prizes for top finishers and best bird-inspired costumes!

Adults - 7K $25, 3K $20
18 and under - 7K $10, 3K $5
7:00 AM Registration, 8:00 AM Runs Start

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Wasatch Community Gardens- Volunteer Orientation

October 15, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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.

White Privilege - What exactly does that mean? | Teach-in @ the First Unitarian Church

October 15, 2015 6:30 pm

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First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake 569 S. 1300 E

This series of three presentations/discussions will help participants gain a deeper understanding of terms like White Privilege, illuminate new ways in which racism manifests itself in contemporary culture, and help participants learn how to fight racism in their everyday lives.

Presented by the Anti-Racism Committee

Thursdays, Oct. 1st, 8th & 15th at 6:30pm

Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well Being

October 15, 2015 7:00 pm

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Calvin S. Smith Library 810 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Samba Fogo: Raízes do Samba (Roots of Samba)

October 15, 2015 - October 17, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

October 15-17, 2015


$20 general admission, $18 students

Tickets will be available through ArtTix

Raízes Do Samba is a lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and fire dance, tracing the history and roots of the Samba tradition. Brazil is known for its colorful, high-volume, and celebratory music and dance styles. Raízes Do Samba gives Utah audiences the chance to experience Brazil’s enchanting culture through traditional live music and dance. It’s a high-energy show that will leave audiences joyful, inspired, and more knowledgeable about the culture of Brazil.

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Toni Doilney -STICKS & STONES

October 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Gallery/ Allen+Alan Fine Art 1321 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

In her first solo show since moving back to Utah, Toni Doilney explores her new desert home with exciting patchworks of paint. Having lived in Park City for many years, Toni has settled in Utah’s red rock area after a brief sojourn in California wine country. Doilney’s new paintings embrace a sense of place in ways that feel both fresh and traditional, referencing early Utah arts and crafts in contemporary abstracted landscapes.

"Water & Soil Wisdom" with Jeff Adams

October 17, 2015 - October 18, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Dewberry Hill Farm 7637 River Bottom Road, Spanish Fork, UT 84660, USA

  • Saturday, October 17, 9:00A-6:00P and Sunday, October 18, 9:00A-3:00P
  • Dewberry Hill Farm, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Cost: $125

Deepen your understanding about the importance of water and healthy soil ecology in the permaculture landscape, Gain hands-on experience in water harvesting earthworks design and implementation at a local small-scale farm. Learn about a variety of water catchment and storage systems from roof-top, ponds, swales, keyline, greywater, and blackwater system designs. Come away with strategies for your own soil conditions using compost, nutrient teas, mulch, cover crops, and green manures.

Earthwork project will take place at Dewberry Hill, which is a family owned and operated small-scale farm. "Wildly Sustainable Living for the Creative Hillbilly and Urban Dweller"

Instructor: Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams is founder and principal of Terrasophia LLC. Jeff builds capacity to regenerate the health of our watersheds by engaging community members through hands-on education projects and ecological design services. He has a depth of experience in water harvesting educational training programs and brings a practical and integrated approach to each project with nearly 20 years of experience in various aspects of construction and landscape trades. Jeff is certified as a Permaculture Design Consultant, ARCSA Accredited Professional, and EPA WaterSense partner.

Halloween Hoot @ Tracy Aviary

October 17, 2015 - October 31, 2015, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Join us on Saturday, October 17, 24, or 31, for this year’s Halloween Hoot! At this spook-tacular celebration of the fall season you and all your little critters can enjoy our straw maze, mystery tour, crafts, treats, and special bird encounters, all free with your admission to Tracy Aviary. Visit us in costume and receive 50% off admission! With festive experiences and educational encounters, Halloween Hoot will be a hauntingly good time!

“Meditation for Inner and Outer Peace (5 Steps to Living and Working More Consciously)

October 17, 2015 12:00 pm

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

In these series of talks and workshops we will explore how each of us can become a more truly healthy, joyous and compassionate human being. By connecting to the perennial fountainhead of divine energy each of us can experience deeper levels of well-being and lasting inner peace.

These series of talks and workshops offer seekers and students of all backgrounds a practical method of meditation as well as a message of hope: that the healing energies of Inner Light and Love is available to all who seek it with humility and grace, and those who bask in its radiance are not only transfigured, but empowered to change the world.

The 10th Annual Witches High Tea @ the Grand America Hotel

October 17, 2015 3:30 pm

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The Grand America Hotel 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

The Utah Black Hat Society, along with Crone's Hollow, are pleased to announce the details of the 10th Annual Witches High Tea. Nearly 100 Witches will descend upon the Tea in a sea of magical pointy hats!

This annual October event, just in time for Halloween, is the witchy social event of the season. Held at the Grand America Hotel's sophisticated Lobby Lounge, this gathering of Witches is the perfect opportunity to wear your finest robes, gowns, capes, jewels, staffs, wands, pentacles and of course your finest, tallest or pointiest hat. This is a formal event--fine witch wear and a hat are required. Warts, toads, brooms and pointed noses are optional.

Prizes for the best hats. See Facebook link for ticket sale info; no ticket sales at the door. Media is welcome. Event benefits Salt Lake City Pagan Pride.

Third Saturday Contra Dance

October 17, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Montessori Community School 2416 East 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Lively music by one of our great local bands. All dances are taught and called. Come alone or with a partner. First-time dancers welcome. More info, with photos and video, at

XAVIER RUDD @ Park City Live

October 18, 2015 8:00 pm

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

Park City Live brings you the ultimate experience in LIVE music. This month we bring you Australia's own Reggae Rock sensation “Xavier Rudd”. Dont miss this special LIVE performance on Historic Main Street in Park City, Utah. Tickets available online at

Little Naturalist: Story Time at Swaner

October 19, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and other aspects of nature. Join us the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, play games and participate in activities, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

October 5: This Tree Counts by Alison Formento and Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg; Imatinations will run wild while creating a fingerprint silhouette craft.

October 19: Fall is Not Easy by Mary Kelley & Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson; Explore the preserve to collect materials for a leaf print craft.

October 5:This Tree Counts by Alison Formento and Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg; Imatinations will run wild while creating a fingerprint silhouette craft.

October 19: Fall is Not Easy by Mary Kelley & Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson; Explore the preserve to collect materials for a leaf print craft.