What’s new around town.
—by Carol Koleman
Community classes begin at Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning
Sign up now for the winter semester of Granite School Lifelong Learning classes starting January 7. Our own Carol Koleman will be teaching two classes. Photo journaling with your smart phone camera (starts January 14): Learn how to develop your photographic eye by making every day events a thing of beauty through your images. And The Neapolitan Kitchen (starts January 17): Learn how to prepare Neapolitan pasta dishes, appetizers, and Neapolitan pizza. Granite Peaks is working hard to offer practical and not so practical classes like hula hooping and accounting fundamentals, for a reasonable price. Check out all the classes offered at http://granitepeaks.org
Pierre Vandamme of Bruges Waffles on 336 W 300 S (Broadway), has opened another store in Sugar House at 2314 South Highland Dr. Same mouth-watering offerings like, caramelized waffles (what?! that’s just sinful) and Belgian fries.
M-Th 9am-9pm, F & Sa 8am-10pm. http://brugeswaffles.com.
A vertical move for the Cameron Wellness Center
Todd Cameron, N.D. has moved—but not very far. The Cameron Wellness Center has relocated from the second floor to the first (from Suite 200 to Suite 202) in the same Sugar House location, next to the Sugarhouse Post Office. The new space doubles the number of treatment rooms from three to six. Watch for news about expanded services in upcoming months.
Attend the open house on Saturday, January 26, 10-5pm. 1945 S and 1100 E. http://www.drtoddcameron.com
Writers@Work Annual Fellowship Competition
Now’s your chance to test your writing skills in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
First place in each genre receives: $1,000, publication in Quarterly West, a featured reading, and tuition for 2013 conference on June 5-9 at Alta lodge. Two honorable mentions in each category will be awarded $250.
Judges are Katharine Coles, John Dufresne and Christopher Merrill.
Online submissions only from now through March 1, 2013. Complete guidelines and info: http://writersatwork.org.
Shear Organics Salon moves
Shear Organics has moved. Their new location, in the Millcreek area, is on the main floor of the building and there is plenty of accessible parking. Their doors will be open for business again in early January (check their website for updates).
The telephone number will remain the same: 801-485-4247 (HAIR). 1063 E. 3300 So., Suite A. http://www.shearorganics.com
Boulder Mountain Zendo changes name to Two Arrows Zen Center (TAZ)
Boulder Mountain Zendo, formed in Torrey, Utah in 2007 and expanding to Salt Lake’s ArtSpace on Pierpont in 2010, was named after the mountain in Wayne County.
This month, the name is changing to Two Arrows Zen Center (TAZ). The name comes from a koan about “two arrows meeting in mid-air,” indicating the relationship of absolute and relative views. The change was decided upon to eliminate the misperception by many that the center was based out of Boulder, Colorado.
“Everything else remains the same,” says Musho Hamilton Sensei, who cofounded the group with her husband, former Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei: “—morning sits, the occasional day of Zen, and three weeklong intensive retreats each year.”
Two Arrows Zen Center (TAZ), Artspace Building, 230 So. 500 West, in downtown Salt Lake City. (Website is still http://BoulderMountainZendo.org.)
The Cosmic Spiral’s newest incarnation
Cosmic has redesigned its center room as a gallery for art and sound, featuring local artists, musicians and craftspeople. It also serves as a gathering place for classes and groups. You’ll now find organic/ wild-crafted bulk herbs by the ounce, handmade candles and jewelry, dreamcatchers, and local mineral/crystal specimens. Services now include: therapeutic massage, cranio-sacral therapy, acupressure, energy readings and treatments, intuitive oracle readings, astrology readings and psychic portraits.