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Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

Charlotte Bell has practiced yoga since 1982. Certified by B. K. S. Iyengar, she has taught classes and workshops continuously since 1986. She has practiced Insight Meditation since 1988 and has attended silent retreats of up to 30 days almost every year since then. The author Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice (Rodmell Press, 2007) and Yoga for Meditators (Rodmell Press, 2011), Charlotte has also written for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, CATALYST magazine, and other publications and blogs. A lifelong musician, she plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and the folk sextet, Red Rock Rondo. Her new book, Hip-Healthy Asana, will be published by Shambhala Publications in 2018.


Spring Daffodils at Red Butte Garden

This spring visit Red Butte Garden to see the growing display of over 460,000 blooming bulbs! In the fall of 2017, staff and volunteers planted 32,600 more bulbs, including many in the Adaptive Beauty terrace of the new Water Conservation Garden.

 The bulbs usually begin to bloom in March with ground-covering mini-Iris in various shades of blues, purples, and yellows. Then in April, fresh, show-stopping daffodils herald the arrival of spring. Visit the Garden April 14 through April 28 for the best blooms. The Garden has over 239,018 daffodils and 228,413 other bulbs such as Allium, Anemone, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyacinth, and more. Flowering bulbs are not the only showy spring display— trees and shrubs also begin to blossom throughout the Garden—Serviceberry, Crabapple, Magnolia, Flowering Cherry, Pears, and Lilacs.  

 Since 2013, Red Butte Garden has been recognized as an official Daffodil Display Garden by the American Daffodil Society. Our display represents all 13 recognized daffodil divisions, which are based on floral parts and species derivation. 


Spring Daffodils at Red Butte Garden

This spring visit Red Butte Garden to see the growing display of over 460,000 blooming bulbs! In the fall of 2017, staff and volunteers planted 32,600 more bulbs, including many in the Adaptive Beauty terrace of the new Water Conservation Garden.

 The bulbs usually begin to bloom in March with ground-covering mini-Iris in various shades of blues, purples, and yellows. Then in April, fresh, show-stopping daffodils herald the arrival of spring. Visit the Garden April 14 through April 28 for the best blooms. The Garden has over 239,018 daffodils and 228,413 other bulbs such as Allium, Anemone, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyacinth, and more. Flowering bulbs are not the only showy spring display— trees and shrubs also begin to blossom throughout the Garden—Serviceberry, Crabapple, Magnolia, Flowering Cherry, Pears, and Lilacs.  

 Since 2013, Red Butte Garden has been recognized as an official Daffodil Display Garden by the American Daffodil Society. Our display represents all 13 recognized daffodil divisions, which are based on floral parts and species derivation. 


Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesday: Alien Invasion!

Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11); All ages
Join an ONC teacher/naturalist as we discover what species of plants and animals don’t belong on the property and how they got here. Bring your work clothes and a pair of gloves to help us get rid of some of our alien invaders.  This program will highlight some scout requirements. Please meet in the Visitor Center.


Womenpreneurs - The Pitch 2.0

Womenpreneurs first ever live pitch competition featuring some of Utah's finest female-led startups. This pitch competition has an exciting twist: the first half of the evening will feature a special coaching workshop open to any women looking to develop, refine or perfect their pitch. This is geared for women raising capital...it could also be working on your sales pitch to close more customers, or your pitch about yourself to land your dream job, etc. Afterwards, our live pitch competition is welcome to all to support women led businesses. Workshops at 5 PM. Pitch competition at 7 PM. RSVP: https://womenpitchforresults.splashthat.com/. In Partnership with the Leonardo After Hours and USTAR.


Bicycling Basics 3 of 16 - Tools to carry and how to use them

Third event in our 16 session series! Join us for any or all events in this series to learn skills that will make you safer and more confident to deal with whatever happens during your ride. And we'll throw in a few events just for fun, like cycling and yoga, green bikes and electric bikes. This week...Tools to carry for on the road repairs and how to use them. A small kit is all you need to handle most basic issues you'll encounter when riding. At some time you are going to have a flat tire, need to adjust your saddle or brakes and maybe even fix a broken chain. But that shouldn't keep you from riding. Join us to find out what you should carry and even more important...how to use it! Guthrie Bicycles will offer 20% off all accessories for participants! If weather and time permit, we'll also take a group ride. So bring your bike and helmet and a light if you have one. IMPORTANT...We are not about racing, pace lines or lycra! We want EVERYONE to be riding bicycles. Ride to work, to shop, to spend time with family or meet friends. Every time that you ride instead of drive you positively affect physical and mental health, air quality and awareness of cyclists on the road. It's a win-win! email: beth@bikeutah.org


Coming to America: New Americans Share Their Stories

In the spirit of United We Read SLC, and in support of New Americans, a guest panel of youths and adults will share their experiences of coming to the United States.  Firsthand stories will be followed by Q&A.


Declutter Drive at the Ogden Restore

In celebration of Earth Day, the Habitat Ogden ReStore is kicking off their Declutter Drive all month long in April. Spring is coming, which also means that Spring cleaning is essential in most homes. The Declutter Drive is to challenge residents to donate items to the ReStore rather than throwing them into the dump. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd), the Declutter Drive will hopefully bring awareness to residents in Weber and Davis Counties about the nonprofit ReStore. Home improvement Items can be donated to a nonprofit thrift store rather than putting them in the landfill. The Habitat Ogden ReStore offers a free pick-up service for residents in Weber and Davis Counties. This can be helpful for those who have large items, including furniture, appliances, lumber, and so much more. A donation receipt will be given for IRS tax-deductible purposes. Drop-off donations are acceptable from Tuesday thru Saturdays from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. The Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. It is operated and affiliated with the local Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HabitatWD). The goal is to keep good and working home improvement items out of the landfill. The donated items are sold at a fraction of the cost to the general public. Proceeds from sales go back towards HabitatWD. The funds are used for building and repairing homes for local low-income families in need. The Ogden ReStore is located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401. Operating hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. For the year 2017, it was calculated that the local Habitat Ogden ReStore diverted over 303 tons of items from the landfill. This is the equivalent to the weight of 30 box trucks. Items that can be donated include appliances, artwork, building materials and lumber, cabinets, 2013 or newer dishwashers, doors, electrical items, new flooring, furniture, hardware, LED TVs, lighting, new paint, plumbing, tools, and windows. For more information, please visit the site. Anyone can shop. Anyone can donate. And anyone can volunteer at the local Ogden ReStore. The Declutter Drive will begin April 1st and end on April 30th. When you donate to the nonprofit Habitat ReStore in April, you will receive a $5 coupon to use before May 1st. You can schedule your free pick-up now or drop-off your unwanted home improvement items today. Call the ReStore at 801-393-3287.


Arbor Day Celebration - ZAP Free Day

There’s no better place than Red Butte Garden to celebrate Arbor Day! As Utah’s very own arboretum, we can't wait to share the wonderful world of trees. Due to the generous support of Rocky Mountain Power, join us for a fun day of activities and leave with a free tree to take home (while supplies last). Thanks to funding in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP) Arbor Day is a ZAP Free Day! Everyone enjoys free Garden admission.


Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's 8th Annual Wildlife Baby Shower

We will be hosting our 8th Annual Wildlife Baby Shower April 27-29th, 2018. There will be activities for all ages, including silent auction items, games, crafts, and much more. We will have our animal ambassadors on display with our team of knowledgeable handlers. Please note that our event starts Friday, April 27 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and continues Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29 from 11:00am - 5:00pm