Events for Kids and Family

Timpanogos Storytime

A premier storytelling event with attendees from all over North America. Great stories from unforgettable performers. Join national storyteller Bil Lepp for a free evening of stories at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan



Raising Girls to Become Leaders: Competence, Confidence, & Courage

The evening will begin with a 30-minute keynote by Dr. Madsen about raising girls to become leaders. This will be based on her own research, as well as the latest research of others on this topic. She will also share resources that can enrich influencers’ efforts. Attendees will then enjoy hearing from a panel of women leaders who have raised daughters and worked with young women in various ways through the years on finding their voices and becoming more influential.

A question and answer segment is planned at the conclusion of the panel. Panelists include 1) Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Retired Utah State Representative & Public Affairs Consultant; 2) Abby Cox, Community Volunteer & Wife of Lt. Governor Spencer Cox; 3) Jeanette Bennett, Owner & Editor, Utah Valley Magazine & Community Leader; and 4) Michelle Kaufusi, Mayor of Provo & Former School Board Member. Our evening will conclude with light refreshments as attendees dialogue about what they have learned. Women (12 years and older) and those who influence them are invited (this means men are welcome too)! More details on the flyer at www.utwomen.org.



RDT's Open House

Dance all day for $10 RDT'S Dance Center Open House

Open House participants can try any or all of the classes during the day for only $10 all day (no advance registration required), or Free with the purchase of a ten-class punch card. PLUS - If you buy a 10 class punch card at the Open House pay the special price of $90 ($30 savings overall). https://rdtutah.org/danceclasses.html



2019 Chocolate & Cheese Festival

On March 30th and 31st from 10 am to 5 pm, the Natural History Museum of Utah will be hosting its annual Chocolate & Cheese Festival. The festival will feature Utah's best local producers and purveyors of chocolate and cheese for a two-day food market extravaganza. Regular Museum admission will be required to attend the food market, so stick around and explore the Museum's many fascinating exhibits while the chocolate and cheese digest! Museum admission is free for University of Utah students, faculty, and staff with a valid U-Card. A number of workshops involving chocolate and/or cheese will also be offered for additional fees.

A full list of vendors and workshops can be found on the festival's web page at: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/2019-chocolate-cheese-festival .



The Great Great Salt Lake Monster and Other Lake Explorations

Dr. Bonnie K. Baxter and Jaimi Butler will be here to present The Great Salt Lake Monster Mystery. Join Bonnie and Jaimi, and some young friends of theirs, on an excursion to the Great Salt Lake! Is the monster out there? On their search, they discover a host of other creatures that make the Great Salt Lake great! But wait. there's more! This is far more then just a reading. It's an experience! Kids will have an opportunity to do their own Great Salt Lake science explorations. There will be 3-D printed brine shrimp, salt crystals, brine shrimp cysts, brine shrimp tattoos...even the chance to look at live brine shrimp under microscopes! Dr. Bonnie K. Baxter and Jaimi Butler have worked on lake research and education for a combined forty years. They built the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College where they do research with undergraduate students, explore the lake with teachers, and connect people to our important salty neighbor. Their infectious enthusiasm attracted illustrator Arly Landry to the Institute team her senior year, and the lake soon became her muse. There are many ways to capture the essence of this desert lake; and with this book, Bonnie, Jaimi, and Arly want to share the joy of exploring our living laboratory.

"This book is the best children's book about the Great Salt Lake ever written. This group of inquisitve kids brought me out the mud and salt and I'm proud I could help facilitate learning about our important ecosystem." - The Monster of The Great Salt Lake. There will be a reading of The Great Salt Lake Monster Mystery at 2 PM, followed by the other lake science explorations until 4 PM. For kids of all ages.



The Great Great Salt Lake Monster and Other Lake Explorations

Dr. Bonnie K. Baxter and Jaimi Butler will be here to present The Great Salt Lake Monster Mystery. Join Bonnie and Jaimi, and some young friends of theirs, on an excursion to the Great Salt Lake! Is the monster out there? On their search, they discover a host of other creatures that make the Great Salt Lake great! But wait. there's more! This is far more then just a reading. It's an experience! Kids will have an opportunity to do their own Great Salt Lake science explorations. There will be 3-D printed brine shrimp, salt crystals, brine shrimp cysts, brine shrimp tattoos...even the chance to look at live brine shrimp under microscopes! Dr. Bonnie K. Baxter and Jaimi Butler have worked on lake research and education for a combined forty years. They built the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College where they do research with undergraduate students, explore the lake with teachers, and connect people to our important salty neighbor. Their infectious enthusiasm attracted illustrator Arly Landry to the Institute team her senior year, and the lake soon became her muse. There are many ways to capture the essence of this desert lake; and with this book, Bonnie, Jaimi, and Arly want to share the joy of exploring our living laboratory.

"This book is the best children's book about the Great Salt Lake ever written. This group of inquisitve kids brought me out the mud and salt and I'm proud I could help facilitate learning about our important ecosystem." - The Monster of The Great Salt Lake. There will be a reading of The Great Salt Lake Monster Mystery at 2 PM, followed by the other lake science explorations until 4 PM. For kids of all ages.



Great Basin Baroque Concert

A historically-accurate performance of baroque music from 17th Century France. Hear the work of Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray, and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre for violoncello and harpsichord. About the Performance Gambists Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray were both household musicians of Louis XIV. The playing of each were reported a generation later by the eccentric commentator Hubert Le Blanc as, respectively, like an angel and like a devil. In Marais, he wrote, we find the perfection of variety of bow-strokes and graces in small dance and character pieces; in Forqueray, a larger-than-life personal expression in drawn-out preludes and sonatas, verging on the "crotchety, fantastic, and bizarre." Sadly, all that remains of the work of Forqueray are a few suites of dances ostensibly copied from the originals as well as transcribed for harpsichord solo by his son. Nonetheless, these pieces provide a small window into an intriguing musical personality that indeed contrasts dramatically with that of Marais, whose printed works have fortunately been carefully preserved. The harpsichord works of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, herself a member of Louis XIV’s musical establishment, provide an appropriate and elegant foil to the polarity of the two gambists. Unlike them, however, suites of dances or character pieces for her own specialized instrument represent only a fraction of her musical output, alongside cantatas, operas, and violin sonatas. https://events.slcpl.org/event/1727413



Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower

We will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower April 26-28th, 2019. The event is from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, April 26, and 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. 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. This event is free. https://wrcnu.org/



Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Weller Book Works

It's Independent Bookstore Day! Join Weller Book Works for a day of celebration and festivities! The IDB Passport is back, Tony Weller returns with his custom stenciling, there will be exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merch, and a lot more! Exclusive merchandise available ONLY Independent Bookstore Day, ONLY at Weller Book Works: -Charles Bukowski: Uncensored (on Vinyl). We should all be feminists pouch: a great selection of Author pins including Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Neil Gaiman and Toni Morrison and more.

Activities: Tony Weller is back with his custom designed stenciling! Do you have something big enough to be stenciled on? Bring it on by! Tony will be stenciling from 12 - 2 PM. Make sure to have your item dropped off by 2. All items will be available for pick by or before 4 PM. There will also be a raffle to win an exquisitely elaborate, detailed item. The stencils and raffle are free.

The following are 10 AM to 4 PM and are free: -Take a spin of our prize wheel. Prizes galore. Good Ones.  One spin to customer, please. -Face painting for the kids. Choose your own ARC. Browse our Advance Reader's Copies and take one home.

We're not alone! We are partnering with other Indie bookstores in the area to create an IBD PASSPORT. Here's how it works: Visit Weller Book Works, The King's English in Salt Lake, The Printed Word in Sandy, or Booked on 25th in Ogden to pick up your passport. Visit each of the stores on April 27. Get each store to mark the appropriate box on your passport. When you fill your passport, just leave it with the last store you visit. Make sure to fill out your contact information. Each store will draw a winner to receive 20% of all purchases for a year. Some restrictions apply.

What is Independent Bookstore Day? Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different! There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. Why celebrate independent bookstores? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Come get your indie on!



Kids Fiesta

Celebrate día de los ninos with live music, pinatas, crafts and more family friendly activities. Celebra el día de los ninos con musica en vivo, pinatas, manualidades y muchas actividades para toda la familia.