What's new around town.
-by Tamara Rowe
Ballet West débuts short film contest
Ballet West, in collaboration with the Salt Lake Film Society, announces its first-ever Short Film Contest. Subject categories for film entries based on Ballet West's upcoming 2007-08 season performances and include: "The Three Musketeers," "The Nut Cracker," "Cinderella," "Nine Sinatra Songs," "Innovations" and ballet in general. Deadline for submission is August 1. Best of Show will be screened at the Salt Lake Film Society's Open Mic Night on August 15. Free to enter.
Eagle Gate College to offer three new health & wellness programs
Eagle Gate College is enrolling now for their three new health and wellness programs: professional massage and bodywork, spa and resort management, and professional fitness training. Classes begin July 11 at the downtown campus. The student clinic will open in September offering massage, bodywork and personal fitness training to the public. Yoga and t'ai chi classes have already started and are open to the public. Open houses are scheduled June 7 and 27 from 2-8 p.m at the school.
333-7120, 405 S Main St, www.eaglegatecollege.edu
Soul Spun Yarn moved to new location
Soul Spun Yarn outgrew its former location and has moved to larger dig. Their helpful staff continues to offer free knitting classes available by appointment to fit your schedule. Learn how to knit!
Soul Spun Yarn, 3955 S. Highland Dr., 272-7685.
Cucina opens second location at Old Mill
Dean Pierce, owner of Cucina, 1026 2nd Avenue, has just opened the second Cucina restaurant in the Old Mill #1 Building at the corner of 3000 East and 6322 South. Cucina is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. five days a week.
Squatters brews first certified organic beer in Utah
Squatters brews the first USDA-certified organic beer in Utah. Owner Peter Cole states it's "a natural parallel to Salt Lake Brewing Company's goal to support our community and the environment." Squatters Organic Amber Ale is now available on tap at Squatters Pubs in Salt Lake City, Park City, and the Salt Lake City International Airport.
328-2329 x 244, www.squatters.com
Clarity Coaching announces new assistant director
Rebecca de Azevedo Overson brings 10 years of healing and transformational education with her to Clarity Coaching. She has instituted a weekly ongoing open work group open to the public focusing on the work of Byron Katie. See Catalyst Events Calendar under Ongoing/Tuesday or call.
Rebecca de Azevedo Overson, 467-1862.
Vest Pocket Business Coalition welcomes new board members
Three local business owners have been voted to the Vest Pocket Board:
Sabina Zunguze, owner of Beautiful Options USA-which manufactures locally and markets fairly-traded African art and home décor.
Andrew Stavros, partner in Jenson, Stavros & Guelker, a law firm dedicated to providing health care, employment and litigation solutions for its clients.
Marci Rasmussen, owner of Retro Rose-an antique and collectibles shop, and Especially For You-a flower shop.
Vest Pocket: 581-0369, www.vestpocket.org.
New chiropractor in town utilizes "directional non-force technique"
Lacey Picard introduces this diagnostic patient-oriented approach in Utah. As a long-term health practitioner, she discovered that Directional Non-Force Technique best served "health, peace, and life flow" for her patients. The technique appeals to many because frequent follow-up is usually not necessary. Lacey describes her technique as "gentle, works deep within the nervous system, and is great for chronic pain victims."