LDS Events Calendar: November 2014

by | Nov. 05, 2014

Mormon Life

Important Upcoming Mormon Events

Deseret Book Store Artists Meet n' Greet

Come meet inspiring LDS artists at our Deseret Book Store Lunch and Learns, every Friday at lunchtime located at the City Creek store!

November 7 Jonathan Linton: His artwork has won numerous awards and hangs in national and international collections. Jonathan has also illustrated three children’s books, two of which landed on national bestseller lists: The Spyglass (New York Times) and The Dance (Publisher’s Weekly). Jonathan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and continued his studies in New York City and Florence, Italy. Jonathan and his wife have four children and live in the Washington DC area.

November 14 Taylor Yardley: Taylor first developed a love of the temples at 13 years old. He felt drawn to photograph the House of the Lord and has spent the last five years traveling the world capturing the temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Taylor’s unique blend of stunning photography and fine art imaging produces timeless images that remind and inspire Saints around the world. Taylor’s images are featured in LDS publications and retail stores and held in numerous personal and private collections across the world. 

November 21 Mark Latimore: For as long as Mark can remember, he has always been fascinated by the play of light through glass and the myriad colors and textures this wondrous substance reveals. When his wife, Cindy, decided to learn the art of stain glass several years ago, he tagged along and instantly became hooked.  Creating stunning works framed in oak, Mark continues to soak in the vivid colors of sunlight filtering through glass and constantly pushes himself to create new patterns and objects with this beautiful medium.

28 David Lindsley: David exhibited artistic talent at an early age. At age 11, he studied with legendary artist Jon Gnagy and later received art scholarships for college and university training. David has also studied with artists Daniel Greene and Tom Browning.  From 8x10-inch miniatures to 8x10-foot murals, he works exclusively in oils and has created commissioned works for private collections, colleges, publications, and corporations.

Phoenix Arizona Temple Open House, November 1, and Dedication, November 16

November first is the last day for the public to visit the Phoenix Temple open house.  Free reservations for the open house can be made on templeopenhouse.lds.org.

The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, November 16, 2014, in three sessions: 10 am, 1 pm, and 4:00 pm, which will be broadcast to all stakes and districts in Arizona. In conjunction with the dedication of the temple, there will also be a cultural event featuring music and dance on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Elder Hallstrom CES Devotional, November 2, 6 pm

Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy will address young adults—single and married—in a CES devotional broadcast on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6 pm.  Live audio and video broadcasts will be available at mormonchannel.org in English and at cesdevotionals.lds.org in American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Church’s Facebook page will also include live English video of the devotional, under the “Live Broadcast” tab.

"Savior of the World" on Temple Square, November 21-January 3

The musical production Savior of the World, based on scriptural accounts of the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, will play in the Conference Center Theater from November 21, 2014, through Saturday, January 3, 2015, with shows every Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day), and additional matinee performances on Saturdays at 2 pm.  Evening performance tickets are $8. Matinee performance tickets are $5.

Christmas on Temple Square

The Lights on Temple Square November 28: Christmas season on Temple Square officially opens each year when the millions of Christmas lights are turned on for the the first time the day after Thanksgiving. For 2014, lights will be turned on at dusk on Friday, November 28. No tickets are necessary and all ages are welcome. 

Christmas on Temple Square Opening Concert November 29: The opening concert for the Christmas on Temple Square concert series is by We Also Sing women's choir and Because We Sing men's chorus, directed by Merrilee Webb.  It will be Saturday, November 29, at 7:30 pm in the Tabernacle. Tickets are required but they are free and can be obtained beginning October 14 on lds.org/.

Washington D.C. Visitors' Center Events

Musical Tribute to Sid and Mary Foulger, Saturday, November 1, 7 pm: Join as we host a musical tribute to Sid and Mary Foulger, featuring renowned musicians from the Julliard School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and Weber State University, home of the Sid and Mary Foulger School of Music.  All are welcome and are encouraged to invite friends, neighbors and music enthusiasts. 

“We Seek After These Things,” Sunday, November 2, 7 pm: Come listen to President Brian C. Swinton and Sister Sue Swinton reflect on their experiences as President and Matron of the Washington D.C. Temple.  Their lifetime of invaluable service has also included President of the Washington D.C. Mission and Director of the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center and Historic Sites. 

Mormon Choir of Washington D.C. Temple, Saturday, November 8, 7 pm: “Holiness to the Lord,” featuring, as speakers, newly called President of the Washington D.C. Temple, Kent Colton and his wife, Kathryn Colton, with music by the Mormon Choir of Washington D.C. and violinist Sister LoiAnne Eyring.  This music and inspiring words program introduces the Coltons as the new Temple President and Matron and will focus on the deep feelings that Mormons hold for the “Houses of the Lord.” 

Night of Music and Inspiration, Sunday, November 9, 7 pm: “When I Carried You.” Enjoy music, video and testimonies of the missionaries of the Washington D.C. North Mission.

Yellow River Art Ensemble, Saturday, November 15, 7 pm: Founded in 1994, and made up of professional and amateur artists from Mainland China, whose purpose is to promote Chinese folk music and artistic heritage in the American Chinese communities and to contribute to the mainstream multi-faceted American culture. 

Why I Believe, Sunday, November 16, 7 pm: We are pleased to welcome Dennis and Mataya Pitta. Dennis, played football for Brigham Young University and took two years off to serve a mission in the Dominican Republic.  He currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens.  He and his wife, Mataya, a dancer, were married in 2008.

Temple Square Flute/Harp Duo, Saturday, November 22, 7 pm: Jeannine Goeckeritz and Tamara Oswald are principal flute and principal harp for the orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They perform, record and tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  The Oswald Goeckeritz Duo has entertained, inspired and brought beauty to audiences around the world.  Relax and enjoy an evening of dazzling music, inspiration, and joy, featuring selections for their album, Chanson and cherished favorites.

Potomac River String Ensemble, Sunday, November 23, 7 pm: This amazing group of violin, viola and cello student-musicians range in age from 4 to 17 years old. They will share some of our most beloved Christmas carols along with an audience sing-a-long.

Suitland String Youth Ensemble, Saturday, November 29, 7 pm: A group of young violinists and cellists from the Washington D.C. areas will present a delightful concert of Christmas ensemble music.

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