Community Events!

All events are free unless otherwise noted

Salt Lake County:

Armed Forces Day Concert with the Choral Arts Society of Utah
When: May 20, 201, 4:30-9:30pm
Where: The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Music Director Sterling Poulson and the Choral Arts Society of Utah invite you to an evening dedicated to honoring our men and women in the Armed Forces. This is a free concert and no tickets are required! The Armed Forces Day Concert is a very inspiring and community-focused event. Honoring our men and women in uniform, both past, and present, and highlighting the soldiers and airmen who have excelled in their service to this country is a gift to their families and the military personnel. So many times our men and women are decorated on the military installation, but the communities they live in never know of their achievements. This concert also gives the many veterans in our community, the opportunity to stand up once again and be counted during the Armed Forces Salute.

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
When: 3rd Friday of Every Month, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Salt Lake City, UT

Galleries across Salt Lake are open for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. The event, as always, is free. Some sponsors offer special discounts and rates for those who participate in Gallery Stroll. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is committed to bringing the value of visual art to the forefront of Salt Lake City’s cultural identity. By gathering galleries and other businesses to promote visual art, we strive to stimulate interest and investment in an ever-growing local visual art community through this FREE public event. Come join us on the 3rd Friday of each month (except in December when it’s on the 1st Friday). In May we facilitate the Gallery Roll as a part of National Bike Month.

Family Art Saturday: Silhouette of a Better World
When: May 13, 2017, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be challenges viewers to think about the hardships that humans create for one another in the world. The international artists who take part in this exhibition ask their audience to take action and create a brighter future. Outline your own silhouette and fill it with your vision for a better world and your dreams for the future you would like to live in. View The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be in the Street and Codec Galleries until May 13. About Family Art Saturday: UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities. Family Art Saturday is held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. This program is offered free of charge, but museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.

Specific Abject
When: March 17, 2017 to May 12, 2017
Where: Rio Gallery, 300 South 455 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Come check out a free art exhibit at the Rio Grande. The artists in this exhibition – Jared Clark, Christopher Lynn, Abraham Kimball, Allan Ludwig, Joseph Penrod, and Jean Richardson – each have a unique take on the possibilities of painting, or the possibilities of how painting can be used to frame other practices.

 

Utah County:

All the World – The Dance Conservatory
When: May 31, 2017 to June 01, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84603

Recital by the dancers of The Dance Convervatory. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Admission:$5/General Admission

ImprovBroadway – Improv. Comedy. Musicals.
When: Saturdays, 7:30-9:15pm
Where: ImprovBroadway, 496 N 900 E, Provo, UT 84606

Voted Utah’s best improv troupe of 2015, highest rated comedy show, Utah Valley’s Best Stage Performance, and Best Live Theater, ImprovBroadway is the fusion of three amazing art forms: improvisation, comedy, and musical theater. With audience participation, suggestions, stories, and experiences, the cast of ImprovBroadway crafts a hilarious and family-friendly improvised 2-act show; consisting of improvised scenes, games, and songs and our famous improvised musicals. Our cast consists of Utah’s best comedians, entertainers, and performers, so bring your date, friends, family, or coworkers and come enjoy a night of laughs. ImprovBroadway promises to provide a performance you will not soon forget—in the best way. Admission:Tickets are $5 online and $8 at-the-door.

Woodland Fairies at Gardner Village
When: Through June 24, 2017
Where: Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

Spring has sprinkled its magic over Gardner Village, and the enchanted residents are waking from their winter slumber to play! The Woodland Fairies are up to their shenanigans and frolicking throughout the village. You’ll love all of the charming fairy displays and we’re sure you’ll also enjoy all of the fantastical fairy activities such as the A to Z Magical Fairy Quest, fairy parades, fairy tea parties, face painting and more! Whether you come with the family or make a date out of it, strolling through the whimsical fairy wonderland is sure to spark your imagination this spring.

Summit County:

Babe
When: May 06, 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

Underwritten by Park City Municipal & Vail/EpicPromise & Summit County RAP Tax Part of the Books 2 Movies Series in partnership with the Park City Library and Summit County Libraries Screening at the Summit County Library – Kimball Junction on Friday, May 5 at 2 pm and at the Jim Santy Auditorium/Park City Library on Saturday, May 6 at 4 pm Farmer Hoggett wins a runt orphaned pig at a local fair and life on the farm is changed forever. This Oscar winning film will inspire all to dream big. Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s children’s novel, The Sheep Pig.

Saturday Nature Walk
When: April 15, 2017 to November 11, 2017, 8:30am
Where: Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098

You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Admission:$5 or free for members

Small Wonders
When: Through May 14, 2017
Where: Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098

Visit this creepy, crawly new exhibit to discover something new about the most common life form on earth; insects! From Mormon crickets to bark beetles and fireflies to honey bees, insects impact our lives in countless ways. Admission:Free, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

 

Davis and Weber County:

Baby Animal Days 2017
When: Friday, May 12, 3-8:00 p.m. (gates close at 7:30 p.m.) , Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (gates close at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Utah State University Botanical Center, 875 South 50 West, Kaysville, Utah 84037

$7 per person for ages 3+ FREE activities with each ticket include: one FREE horse ride and one FREE miniature train ride. (Additional turns on the horses and train may be purchased.) We also have reptiles, sheep shearing demos, horse rides, miniature train rides, and food vendors. Proceeds from the event support 4-H programs and the botanical gardens. Events will happen rain or shine.

19th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
When: May 18-22, 2017
Where: Antelope Island, Davis County, UT, United States

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is one of the most unique bird festivals in the U.S. The field trips are held at some of the most amazing wildlife areas in the world are abundant with bird life! For events and prices check out this link: http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest/the-festival/schedule

Safe Kids Davis County
When: Saturday May 6th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: 151 South 1100 West Farmington, UT, 84025

Come join us for a day of activities and fun! United StatesWe are the Davis County Safe Kids Coalition, part of Safe Kids Worldwide, which is a global organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries.

 

Cache County:

Youth Can Cook

Youth Can Cook, an extension program of Utah State University. This program is designed to help at-risk youth, ages 15-18 years old gain training and certifications in the culinary arts as well as teach them other valuable skills such as writing a resume, budgeting skills, and job readiness skills. Once they complete the training they will have an opportunity to be hired for 50 hours as our apprentices to give them job experience. The program will start with a 4 week family cooking class for the youth and their families meeting once a week for about an hour and a half in the evening. Then the youth will attend classes twice a week for the next several weeks until their training are complete. After that they will have the opportunity to apply to be our apprentices to help them gain work experience.
The requirements for eligibility are:
They must qualify for free or reduced lunch
They must be between the ages of 15-18
They must have parental or guardian permission
They must be able to get to the classes on their own as we are not authorized to provide transportation.
Contact jasmine.latimer@usu.edu or 801-971-4798

Spring Plant Sale
When: 9:00 AM, Saturday May 13, 2017
Where: 2600 South 50 West, Nibley, UT 84321

Help SNC welcome the spring planting season by attending our First Annual Spring Plant Sale! You will find hand-selected heirloom and organic varieties of garden vegetables as well as numerous native perennials and trees. Information and resources on sustainable gardening and water-wise landscaping will be provided as well as property tours and fun, family-friendly activities.

Family Art Day
When: 9:00 AM, Saturday May 20, 2017
Where: 199 N Main, Logan, UT 84321

Family Art Day returns to the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market! These free, hands-on art activities brought to you by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) will travel to the CVGM in NEHMA’s Mobile Art Truck beginning May 20. Stop by and take part in a fun activity for all ages. Family Art Days are held on the third Saturday of the month. Look for NEHMA’s Art Truck at the Market or check artmuseum.usu.edu for more details.

2017: A Rock Odyssey – Presented by the Cache Rock and Gem Club
Where: 10:00 AM, Thursday May 11, 2017
Where: Bridgerland Applied Technology School, 1000 West 1400 North, Logan, UT 84321

Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Displays, Educational Exhibits, Hands-on Demos, Supplies, Vendors, Door Prizes. Activities for the kids: Wheel of Fortune, Mystery Bags, Treasure Hunt. Snack Bar available. Price: Free

 

Resources and Opportunities!

Library Resources!
Did you know that the Salt Lake City Libraries have some amazing classes and resources (like 3-D printers or music creation software) that are free to library card holders? If you and your Little are looking for an amazing afternoon – think about visiting the local branch. There is a big list of events, workshops, movie nights, etc available at the branch or visit http://www.slcpl.org/

Discount Movie Days!
Check out Cinemark’s $5.00 Tuesday movies! Go to http://www.cinemark.com/discounts-discount-day for a list of participating theaters. This is a great activity to escape the cold!

Free Haircuts
Anna Hausman, owner of the Alchemy Studio in Sugarhouse, (2006 South 900 East inside the Visage building) is offering free haircuts to every active Little in our program on Tuesday evenings from 4-8 p.m. (session of 1 hr max). Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (801) 647-1674 for appointment. Please no walk-ins.

Community Exploration Card
Salt Lake County library system is excited to announce a new partnership with other community organizations to provide patrons access to the Community Exploration Card. Library cardholders can visit a number of Salt Lake County’s cultural centers for free by checking out the card from four of our libraries: Whitmore, Sandy, Hunter and West Jordan. Each card will give free admission to four people to Discovery Gateway, The Leonardo, Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Garden and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The Community Exploration Card is valid for general admission but not for special events or exhibits. A limited number of cards are available for check out at the beginning of each month and must be used during that month. To provide equitable access for everyone, cards are limited to one per household in a 12-month period, and expire at the end of the designated month. Come to the library, check out the card and start exploring our community.http://www.slcolibrary.org/le/lesp/