LDS Events Calendar

by | Apr. 27, 2011

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Love and Learn One-Day Marriage Retreats
May 14 & June 10, 2011: Northern Utah
Learn how to make your marriage work for both of you, to love even deeper, and rekindle your relationship. Presented by a well-known doctor of marriage and family therapy.  Learn how to save 61% at

Lunch and Learn Series with Deseret Book Artists and Authors  

Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Downtown Deseret Book Store, SLC, Utah

April 29
Virgil Oertle
Oertle’s father was a chainsaw woodcarver, and at age 13, he took it up as well. “In college, I took a sculpture class and that small seed planted with a chainsaw finally sprouted and grew…. I am beginning to grasp what art is truly capable of and my love and study of the human figure will remain as long as there is breath in me.... As I have studied the human form, the one constant for me and the most amazing are its undulating rhythms. Here the Creator’s harmonizing hand is most apparent, and the body communicates in a truly beautiful curve and counter curve language.” Virgil will sculpt on site during his Lunch and Learn appearance.

May 6
Liz Lemon Swindle (Mother’s Day Event)
Liz Lemon Swindle began her painting career in first grade. Her first exhibitions were on the refrigerator, encouraged by her father. In the early 1980s she tutored under renowned wildlife artist, Nancy Glazier. In 1992, Liz began painting a subject matter she had long desired to approach: her faith. Her paintings are now held in corporate and private collections around the world and have been published in countless magazines and books. She is extremely prolific, and has created numerous paintings around two central themes: the life and experiences of Joseph Smith, and the life of Christ. 
May 13
Annie Henrie
Annie Henrie graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in April, 2010. She has shown her work in galleries since the age of 16. Her work is now shown at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR., and Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

Meet the cast of Midway to Heaven at a DVD signing
Friday, April 29 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.: Downtown SLC Deseret Book store (45 W. South Temple)

Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.: Ft. Union Deseret Book store (1110 E. Fort Union Blvd. in Midvale)

Saturday, April 30 at 12 p.m.: Ogden Temple Deseret Book store (339 E. 2250 S. in Ogden)

Primary General President to Speak at CES Broadcast
May 1 at 6 p.m. mountain standard time
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, will speak at a Church Educational System broadcast for young adults on Sunday.

Lecture Series--Emma Hale Smith: Growing up in Harmony, Pennsylvania
May 12 at 7 p.m.: Main Floor Auditorium, Church Office Building (50 East North Temple Street, SLC)
When she married Joseph Smith Jr., she became part of a religious movement that would call forth her courage, faith, and willingness to sacrifice. For information about upcoming lectures in this series, visit  All lectures are on the second Thursday of the month and begin at 7 p.m.

Seek My Face: Recent Artwork on Scriptural Themes exhibit
Now – June 2011: The LDS Church History Museum, SLC, UT
The exhibit will feature twenty-nine American professional artists, all from various backgrounds, but sharing a common religious orientation. The painters and sculptors have expressed stories from the Bible and The Book of Mormon in new, original pictures.  These contemporary works share insight into subjects that depict the life and teachings of the Savior.

The Gospel Blesses My Life Exhibit
Now – July 4: Church History Museum, SLC, UT
Through art, children from forty-two countries share how knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed their lives. This artwork will also be featured in the “Our Creative Friends” section of the March 2011 issue of the Friend. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center

Friday, 29 April, 7:30 PM
Boyertown High School Performing Groups
The Boyertown Area Senior High School, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, was selected by NAMM as one of the country’s top 100 schools for music education in 2010. The Show Choir, Jazz Band and Select String Ensemble will be performing this evening, under the direction of Dan Kershetsky, Glen Brumbach, and Chris Cinquini. These outstanding student musicians will perform fine music spanning centuries of composers.

Saturday, 30 April, 7:00 PM
Yellow River Chinese Art Ensemble
The Yellow River Chinese Art Ensemble consists of over 50 professional and amateur artists from Mainland China, who promote Chinese folk music and artistic heritage in American Chinese Communities. They have performed at various international events as well as at disaster-relief benefit performances. These cultural events serve as a bridge of friendship and understanding between the United States and China. This concert will include an outstanding variety of vocal and instrumental selections.

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