Featured CATALYST Events: September 2007

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The King's English Book Store Turns 30!

September 10 10a-9p. The King's English celebrates its 30th birthday! At 7pm, Diane Akerman, the prolific nature writer, will read and sign her latest book, The Zookeeper's Wife. Come early: at 5:30pm the birthday party begins with food and a drawing to win one of 12 $30 gift cards. All day everything in the store will be 30% off. Don't miss this extraordinary writer and the opportunity to wish TKE a very happy birthday.
1511 E 1500 S, 484-9100, www.kingsenglish.com, books@kingsenglish.com.

Utah Salsa Congress

September 13-15. Just when you thought it was going to cool off, The Salsa Congress shimmies its way into Salt Lake to heat things up and add some spice to your life! If you've ever thought about taking salsa lessons, this your opportunity. The three-day event includes 30 dance workshops, 50 showcase performances featuring some of the best dancers is the world, a live concert by renowned musicians Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos Del Son, and lots of dances to show off what you've learned. Classes range from beginner to advanced. Show off your skills on the dance floor, or just watch the performances. For more information or to purchase tickets call.
Studio 600, 26 E 600 S, 557-3468, or visit www.utahsalsacongress.net, www.salsainutah@gmail.com.

Check out what's going on at the Library, you won't ever want to leave!

How-to on Tuesdays

7-8:30p. Looking for something to replace your couch and remote control on Tuesday nights? Head to the Salt Lake City Public Library for How-to on Tuesdays. Expand your mind and your repertoire, with free classes on practical subjects. You may need to bring supplies; call to find out what you need. Main Library, www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/index.jsp, 524-8200.

September 4 How to Pick the Right Hair Style. Find your perfect do!

September 11 How to Start a Book Club. And you thought reading alone was fun.

September 18 How to Winterize Your Garden. Protect the perrenials, enhance your soil and get a jump on next spring's garden.

September 25 How to Crochet Your Own Beanie. Big head, small head, no problem. Get the perfect fit when you make it yourself.

Literacy: Feel the Power

September 8 11a-3p. Join the Salt Lake Public Library on International Literacy Day for fun and learning. Kids can hear stories from local heroes, featuring firefighters, police officers and others. Children can also learn to become their own super hero by becoming a super reader. There will be plenty for adults to do as well. Learn about local literacy issues and see what it's like to be dyslexic with Dyslexia Simulation (this class requires a reservation). Main Library, 322-8131. To find out more about the day's events, log onto www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/master_events.jsp.

Mark Strand Author Reading

September 27 7p. Mark Strand, poet laureate of the United States 1990-91, visits his old stomping ground: In the 1980s, he lived in Salt Lake City and directed the University of Utah creative writing program. Along with 11 books of poetry, Strand has also written two books of prose and three children's books, and much more. He now lives in NYC and teaches at Columbia University. Main Library.

September 28 12p. Bring a lunch and your questions to enjoy an informal Q and A with author Mark Strand. This is your chance to get a glimpse inside the writer's mind. Main Library.

Fashion Stroll

September 28 6-10p. Fashion Stroll, an extension of the Gallery Stroll, offers artists, art lovers, and the fashion-forward a venue to experience this medium in a new light in Salt Lake. Fashion Stroll encompasses the unique shopping district along 300 South from about 200 to 300 East. From Frosty Darling all the way to nobrow coffee and tea-check it all out or you might miss something fabulous. The Fashion Stroll spotlights talented designers and retailers, allowing them to show and sell their work. Support local retailers, and find treasures you won't see anywhere else, and don't miss the fashion show.
model.citizen, 247 E Broadway, 355-3588.

Super Pet Adoption

September 14-16, Fri 2-7p, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 11a-4p. Super Adoption brings together about 25 pet shelters and rescue groups from all over Utah and their homeless animals in need of adoption. All animals come spayed or neutered, with a full set of shots, and a health exam. Fun prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Donations and sponsorship opportunities are available. If you can't adopt or donate, volunteer! Strong men are in demand to help move cages. To volunteer call Miranda 364-0370 ext 26.
Pet Smart, 389 W 1830 S, www.utahpets.org.

NLP Expo 2007

September 15 10a-5p. Neuro Linguistic Programming is the art and science of human excellence, and can be used to transform your life. The complimentary expo offers a look into NLP and what it can do for you. Learn how and why the body holds onto trauma and how to get your personal power back. A demonstration and talk about Qigong shows how you can improve your flexibility and learn to harmonize with nature. Discover why some people self-sabotage everything from weight to success at work, and how to stop. There will also be a presentation on NLP for teens and preteens to help them develop an emotional and spiritual mind. Take a deep breath and come for a relaxing day of inspirational speakers and exhibitors.
Stevens-Henager College, 383 W Vine Street, 979-4799, www.NLPExpo.org.

The Journey Intensive Two-day Workshop

September 29-30. Brandon Bays, creator of The Journey Process and author of "The Journey," went through a series of tough journeys including cancer, losing a home and marriage, and much more. She came out of her hardships a stronger, happier, and more powerful person by using the process which she now teaches to the world. Joel Young, a senior credited practitioner of The Journey, will lead the two-day workshop teaching participants how to heal their emotional trauma, get to a deeper level and clear core issues that prevent them from meeting their potential. Participants will also come to understand how and why they can heal their physical ailments, such as eyesight, headaches, cancer and much more. Young has been teaching The Journey workshop for many years in the US and Europe. $395 for the two day workshop, Advanced Skills Class offered on Monday $225. Call or visit the website for tickets.
Hilton Salt Lake City Airport, 5151 Wiley Post Way, 973-680-0271, www.thejourneyusa.com.

It's Harvest Time in the Garden

Revel in the Garden

September 28 7-10p. Join Wasatch Community Gardens for a casual dinner party with exquisite fresh produce and a plethora of delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy the meal and participate in the silent auction, while reveling in the fact that you are helping with the financial support of the gardens. Tickets are $65 ($50 in advance); go online to purchase or call.
Rico's Warehouse, 545 W 700 S, 359-2658, www.wasatchgardens.org.

Gear to the Gardens

September 29 1:30-4:30p. Gear to the Gardens is a guided bicycle journey to the community gardens around Salt Lake. Jump on your ten-speed, beach cruiser, mountain bike or town bike. Snacks and plenty of exercise will be provided.
Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E, 359-2658.

Fall Festival at Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch

September 29 10a-4p. What's cuter then a baby alpaca? Nothing! Come to the festival and see the babies born in 2007. Enjoy a day in the country and learn about these South American animals and the glorious soft fiber they produce. At the Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch's Fall Festival you can purchase alpaca yarn and meet the alpaca that provided it. Don't miss out on other delightfully warm items, including gloves, socks, hats and fun!
Blue Moon Ranch, 3535 S 1000 E, Woodland UT, 435.783.4428,

This article was originally published on August 31, 2007.