Events

July Book Club: Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery

This July, the Golden Braid Books Community Book Club is reading Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery. We have lots of copies in stock, so come on by and get yours today! Keep in touch with us throughout the month on our Instagram and Facebook pages, and then we’ll convene here at the Braid for our book club meeting to talk about the book, meet some new folks, and share some insights and mutual love of reading. About the Book: Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. By September 1955 she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, sang "America, the Beautiful," and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood not only hiked the trail alone, she was the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times. At age seventy-one, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity, and appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter. The public attention she brought to the trail was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail, unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles, and was given full access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. Grandma Gatewood's Walk shines a fresh light on one of America's most celebrated hikers. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/july-book-club-grandma-gatewoods-walk



Bennett Coast



Mr. Brightside Night: 20 Years of Hot Fuss



Sounds of Summer: Raj & Will

https://events.slcpl.org/event/10857682 Live, local music under the evening sky! The City Library Summer Concert Series will keep you rockin' with free outdoor concerts in all kinds of genres. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Raj & Will are an instrumental duo from Salt Lake City. They love to write and perform music when they're not biking, camping, climbing, dancing, hiking, running, or skiing.



Jacob Westfall



Ibibio Sound Machine in Park City

Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro.

This is a Free show with Mountain Town Music. Details here.



Book Signing with author Jonathan Aubrey - Am I Different - for National Disability Independence Day

Johnathan Aubrey and his wife love being involved with helping children. They are licensed foster care providers. Johnathan is no stranger to obstacles and challenges. Not only was he born with cerebral palsy, he was also in Resource and Special Ed in elementary school. Despite these and other challenges, Johnathan attended Weber State University and was able to graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in economics and English in four years. He has worked as a real estate agent in Utah since 2008, but gets the most joy reading his book "Am I Different?" and sharing a message of winning despite all obstacles at school assemblies and other functions. Jonathan will be telling his story, answering questions for both grown-ups and kids, and signing copies of his picture book, Am I Different, at The Printed Garden from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on National Disability Independence Day, July 26th - the day that commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. This event is free and open to the public. There might even be cookies!



FORD. & FRIENDS



(LGBTQ+) Liam Lars, Talin Everett, Anna Beck, Etc



Utah Film Center’s Summer Outdoor Film Series at Liberty Park presents, “Robot Dreams”

Get ready to soak up some summer vibes at Utah Film Center’s Summer Outdoor Film Series, returning to Liberty Park. The movie lineup features a collection of curated, award-winning cinematic stories that are truly unique. For five Friday summer nights, Utah Film Center presents a selection of films from its annual programs and festivals, including Black, Bold & Brilliant, Artist Foundry Utah Filmmakers Showcase, Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids, and Utah Queer Film Festival. And here’s the best part—it’s all free and open to everyone! Visit https://utahfilmcenter.org/outdoor/ for summer movie lineup and details. Don’t forget to reserve your spot for an unforgettable outdoor movie-in-the-park experience Robot Dreams Presented by Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids powered by Utah Film Center Friday, July 26 DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again? >> Watch Film Trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD4WBGptMSw >> Get free tickets at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/film/robot-dreams/ Need to know: -Friday, July 26 -Event opens at 8 pm, with film scheduled to begin at dusk, approx 9:15 pm -Reserve your FREE spot Good to know: -Snacks for sale by Sweet Hazel & Co. Bakeshop & Bistro -Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed -Blankets and lawn chairs welcome -Bathrooms are north of the tennis courts Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.