Events for Community Events

Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Do you have a budding young mage, swordsman, or cleric in the family? This introduction to Dungeons & Dragons is meant to give young people a ground level introduction to Dungeons & Dragons in a fair and safe learning environment. Participating young people will learn how to create a character, and will learn all the ins and outs of playing this timeless role playing game. Steve Capone, the Dungeon Master, is a history teacher at The McGillis School, and loves teaching young people history, philosophy, logic or, in this case, how to slay zombies, goblins, or any other wicked creature that might endanger a group of young travelers. Among other things, players learn how to work together to accomplish mutual goals. Parents can either enjoy some quiet reading time in one of our comfy chairs or may chose to play along with their children! If you're interested, please contact Steve Capone at stevecaponejr@gmail.com



Action Utah's Interim Tour & Talk: Civic Engagement

Bring a bag lunch and come learn how you, your staff, board, or volunteers can get more civically engaged to impact the issues that impact you, your community and your goals. Join Action Utah leaders on Capitol Hill to check out Interim Session, our political system in action and community advocacy -- plus get a tour of Capitol Hill! Find out more and reserve your spot at: http://www.actionutah.org/events/



Bluegrass and BBQ

It's time for the annual Bluegrass and BBQ music series, presented by NHMU and KRCL. Hear some of Utah's best bluegrass bands and get your hands on tasty summer barbecue—all while enjoying spectacular views from the foothills of Salt Lake City.

With a $5 After 5 ticket discount on Wednesday evenings, access to Bluegrass and BBQ and the entire Museum is just $5 after 5 p.m. Food is available for purchase.

Bluegrass and BBQ is presented by NHMU and KRCL.

Aug 15 at 6pm: Pixie and the Party Grass Boys 



Jana Richman Reads and Signs Finding Stillness in a Noisy World

Free Event:  Please join us as Weller's welcomes back Jana Richman for a reading of her newest,  Finding Stillness in a Noisy World.  Moving through the settings of her life—red rock canyons, aspen forests, mountains, and cities—Jana Richman probes the depths of her internal landscape and asks how we can find stillness in our noisy world. In essays both personal and profoundly universal, Richman eschews quick and easy answers for quiet reflections on the questions: In a culture demanding that every voice be heard, how do we make sense of the resulting roar? Where do we seek solace when the last quiet places are sacrificed to human hubris? How do we shed the angst thrust upon us to create lives of peace? In these wide-ranging personal essays, Richman travels interior roads through fear, kindness, ignorance, darkness, wildness, compassion, solitude, loneliness, and more—always asking how external geography informs our internal geography. From the monsoonal rains in the carved slot canyons of the Escalante to the eroticism of dirt on skin in a remote slice of the Grand Canyon; from the defiance of academic authority to the curled, arthritic fingers of her mother and grandmothers, Richman sinks into the realities that make us human and fallible and blessed. Inspired by masters of the traditional personal essay such as E.B. White and M.F.K. Fisher, Richman adds a unique, deeply intimate—and often humorous—voice to the concurrence of human experience. Like a desert stream, human meaning meanders before coming to rest. Richman’s authentic voice illuminates the place where internal and external landscapes merge into meaning. Time with these genuine, inclusive pieces is time well spent. Jana Richman is the author of a memoir, Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman’s Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, and two novels, The Last Cowgirl, which won the 2009 Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction, and The Ordinary Truth. Born and raised in Utah’s west desert, she currently lives in Escalante, Utah, where foot travel is her preferred method of commuting and exploring. The reading will be followed by a signing.



Fourth Street Film Festival

Peer into the lives of everyday men, women, and children, your neighbors and fellow people, who are suffering from homelessness. Discover the stark reality and human pain dwelling just around the corner from your place of work, place of residence, or place of entertainment. Realize their struggles and histories while engaging in group and panel discussions to create firm connections between individuals all with a common desire to better serve those suffering in the community. Fourth Street Clinic is excited to again present its annual film festival! The only film festival in Utah geared toward exploring topics and issues of homelessness, the Fourth Street Film Festival will take you into the minds and hearts of those experiencing homelessness and provide a glimpse of what relief can and needs to be given. Join us on Thursday, August 16, at Brewvies Cinema Pub for a memorable and thought-provoking evening. Highlights of the event include: A selection of short films on youth, adults, families, and LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness. A selection of films produced by young and aspiring local filmmakers bringing awareness to this vulnerable community. Engaging through Q&A panels the challenges these communities face and learn more about the resources available to them. Participating in conversations with community members on the complicated facets of homelessness. Experiencing the delight of Brewvies Cinema Pub, with their wide selection from local craft breweries, cocktails, and handmade food. Ticket price is $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event. Ticket price includes dinner and a cocktail. Ticket holders must be over the age of 21.



Learn to Take Your Bike on the Bus

#11 in this Free 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...Learn to Put Your Bike on the Bus Rack Have you ever felt too intimidated to try putting your bike on the bus rack? Don't want to keep others waiting? Well, the Bicycle Ambassadors are here to help! UTA is providing a truck & bus rack so we can all practice. You'll find out how easy it really is and be ready to embark on your own adventure! Bring your own bike and helmet. If there is time afterwards we'll take a group ride on the Jordan River Trail!



Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival

The 24th Annual Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival will be held in Historic Downtown Helper, Utah August 17–19, 2018 with exhibition space provided. The Festival features outdoor musical entertainment that includes country, rock and pop all on stage in our Main Street Park. There is also delicious festival food to grab a bite! The Festival is set in the historic mining community of Helper, Utah located two hours south of Salt Lake City. The event includes an Artist Marketplace full of live music, photography, oil/watercolor paintings, sculpture, youth art yard, ceramics, jewelry and wood working as well as featuring a custom car show and mining museum...and much, much more fun for the whole family! Volunteer opportunities are still available, please visit our website for more information. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor? Please log on to: http://helperartsfestival.com/ SEE YOU THERE!



Bark at the Moon Festival 3K, 5K Dog Walk/Run Benefiting Humane Society of Utah

The first-ever Humane Society of Utah (HSU) Bark at the Moon begins with a festival at 4 PM including a beer garden, food trucks, bands, dog zones, activity and kids zones, and vendors galore! Be sure to bring out your best black light and glow in the dark gear for the nighttime 3K/5K dog walk or run beginning at 9 PM. $40/adult and $15/child registration fee includes festival, walk/run and event T-shirt. The first 200 registrants will receive one free glow in the dark dog leash. Visit https://www.classy.org/event/bark-at-the-moon/e189616 to register. Fundraise for yourself or your team to raise more critical funds for animals in need and earn awesome fundraising prizes! Applications for entertainers and vendors are now available. Visit https://www.utahhumane.org/barkatthemoon for more information.



Learn to Meditate

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Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival

The 24th Annual Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival will be held in Historic Downtown Helper, Utah August 17–19, 2018 with exhibition space provided. The Festival features outdoor musical entertainment that includes country, rock and pop all on stage in our Main Street Park. There is also delicious festival food to grab a bite! The Festival is set in the historic mining community of Helper, Utah located two hours south of Salt Lake City. The event includes an Artist Marketplace full of live music, photography, oil/watercolor paintings, sculpture, youth art yard, ceramics, jewelry and wood working as well as featuring a custom car show and mining museum...and much, much more fun for the whole family! Volunteer opportunities are still available, please visit our website for more information. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor? Please log on to: http://helperartsfestival.com/ SEE YOU THERE!