Comings and Goings: September 2011

What’s new around town.

New time for dancing

Now you can sleep in, go to the farmer’s market and still make it to Ecstatic Dance. The formerly-Saturday-morning dance jam is moving to Saturday evenings beginning this month.

Location changes periodically.

http://www.ecstaticdanceslc.blogspot.com

Steve Defa is back in town

Longtime transpersonal therapist and Jungian philosopher Steve Defa has returned to Salt Lake City after spending two years in Escalante, Utah. Steve was one of the founders of Red Rock Institute before leaving to study, write and wander the desert, which led him to the New Philosopher’s Stone (NPS). Carrying on the tradition of Red Rock, NPS will offer classes, groups and individual guidance (in person in SLC or online).

Steve can be seen by appointment in SLC at Kintu Spirit Works, 335 W. Pierpont Ave.

http://www.newphilosophersstone.com

Quick, get your Halloween costumes at Blue Boutique!

Beginning September 1. Don’t put it off or you’ll miss that perfect, scary (and sexy) costume.

http://www.blueboutique.com

All is golden at Golden Braid and Oasis

Responding to customer concerns following mention in a recent CATALYST that art exhibits in Oasis Café were ending, owner Joel LaSalle tells us exhibits will soon resume.

Also, you will have noticed some changes afoot while visiting the bookstore;  a significant remodel/re-conceptualization project is in progress that will be unveiled in October. We’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, we heard some of you are having trouble finding CATALYST at our usual place as you descend the stairs from the parking level; the racks have been moved to the restroom area and will return to their usual spot after the remodel is finished.

Last but not least: There’s a smokin’ sale (half off!) going on in the used book section. It started in early August and, we’re told, goes through the end of the year.

http://goldenbraidbooks.com

Professional education at the University of Utah

One-day classes for small businesses and/or nonprofits are available to anyone who has always wanted to begin that non-profit and didn’t know where to start. Classes begin on September 15, so sign up soon.

http://continue.utah.edu/proed/index.php

Local businesses nominated for Veggie Awards

Sage’s Cafe, CakeWalk, City Cakes, City Dogs, Union Street Eats, ProBar, Best Friends Animal Rescue and Ching Farms Sanctuary have all been nominated for in VegNews Magazine’s Veggie Awards. The Veggie Awards is the world’s largest survey of vegan people, places and products. Vote for your favorite vegetarian and vegan businesses across the country and you will have a chance to win prize packages, including an all-expenses-paid vegan cruise, a vegan dessert party, a Vitamix, a one-year supply of ice cream and more.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/vegnewsveggieawards2011