Events for Community Events

Weeding and Feeding: Burdock

Try not to get attached to this sneaky traveler who inspired one of the most classic inventions of our time. Discover the inspiration and destruction behind this sticky plant! Light refreshments will be served. A small service project of Burdock removal will end our program. Come ready to get your hands dirty as we dig invasive species and restore our native habitats.This is a free event, all ages welcome.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.  No RSVP necessary.

Lectures in Entrepreneurship

Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship presents the 2017 Lectures in Entrepreneurship series. All lectures are Wednesday evenings in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The presentation on the 26th is Art of the Startup with Robb Kunz, BoomStartup and Brad Bertoch,

 The Lectures in Entrepreneurship series is a cross-listed MBA and undergraduate class. The lecture series brings successful entrepreneurs from the community to campus to discuss critical issues relevant to business. Topics include developing an idea, validating the concept, planning the venture, raising funds, building a team, launching the company, sales and marketing, customer service, growing the business and the keys to success.

 For more information about Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship visit:

Downtown Garden Stroll

From March 29th through May 17th, downtown bursts with colors of spring. The Downtown Garden Stroll builds upon one of the premier urban gardens in the west, at Temple Square, and provides a sense of playfulness, surprise and discovery for downtown visitors.

Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesdays: Game Birds on the 26th; Free for ONC members; children / $4 seniors / $5 adults; All ages welcome
Did you know that you can find quail and pheasant all around the Nature Center? Come learn about some game birds, identify their unique calls and go on a hike to search for these amazing birds.  This program will highlight some scout requirements. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Urban Habitat Community Weed Pluck

This week sponsored by: Utah Native Plant Society

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.

Utah Dispute Resolution Celebrating 25 Years!

UTAH DISPUTE RESOLUTION is celebrating its 25th year as a provider of high quality and affordable mediation and conciliation services to families and communities in Utah. Come mark this milestone at a UDR Open House on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 8 pm at the Law and Justice Center in Salt Lake City. The celebration will feature great food and beverages, live music, and mixing and mingling with UDR staff, board, donors and volunteer mediators – and with Utah citizens who have benefited from UDR’s Alternative Dispute Resolution services over the past quarter century. UDR provides family and community mediation services at low or no cost to middle- and low-income Utahans. As the longest continuously running provider of court-approved mediation training in Utah, it trains individuals and develops customized workshops for companies and organizations who want to improve conflict management skills for their staffs and constituents. In addition, UDR offers public seminars that address numerous topics related to conflict resolution and mediation. Mediation is a voluntary, collaborative approach to resolving disputes. Trained mediators help people who are in conflict understand and express their needs and interests, and develop win-win solutions in a safe and supportive environment. Contact Nancy McGahey to schedule an interview, or visit the website for more information about URD’s range of mediation and training services.

Women in Migration

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts presents the ACME Session: Women in Migration. Utah is a welcoming city to immigrants, currently hosting 60,000 refugees fleeing persecution, violence and war.  Eight percent of our state’s population is foreign born with a large representation of migrants from Canada, Mexico, and China. Explore the political, social, and economic issues of immigration with session leaders from The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects—a transnational feminist collective of artists, writers, and researchers:

Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess | Artist, New York City 
Dalida María Benfield | Artists researcher, Vermont College of Fine Arts 
Annie Isabel Fukushima | Assistant Professor, University of Utah School for 
Cultural and Social Transformation
Through film screenings, performance, and a video/media making workshop we seek to create dialogue and imagery reflecting the experience of women in these migratory times. Bring your stories and enthusiasm to learn about migration and how it impacts our communities. We welcome all ages, genders, and national origins to this timely discussion as we grapple with our twenty-first-century reality—people, family, and even objects on the move.

Yoga at the Museum

Experience a unique and meditative class taught in the heart of one of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant cultural spaces, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. For one night only, UMOCA is opening its doors after hours to give patrons the chance to practice yoga surrounded by imaginative and provocative art. Led by local yoga teacher Shannan Hansen, this special yoga event will enrich your creative energy and connect you with art in a new and memorable way. Featuring UMOCA’s current Main Gallery exhibition “Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet: Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying.” For more information, please contact Preregister $15: Tickets at the door: $20

Arbor Day Celebration

As Utah’s very own arboretum, we can't wait to share the wonderful world of trees with you. 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.

Nests, Nooks and Storybooks

This week's book is Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Grab a blanket and join us out in the field, along a pond, or around the campfire ring for story time at the Ogden Nature Center! Every Friday afternoon, come read a book with us outside. We’ll dive deeper into the themes of the story by exploring the Ogden Nature Center. Please check in at the Visitor Center. No reservations needed, just drop in!

Free for ONC members; $3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults; Focus on 2-6 yrs -- all ages welcome