LDS Events Calendar

by | May 04, 2011

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

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.

May 20
Mike Malm
Mike Malm is inspired by the tasks performed in everyday farm life,  his paintings remind one of a simpler time.  With an unparalleled passion for light and subject, his still life and figurative paintings have made him one of Utah's most collectable artists.  Recently winning the People's Choice Award at the Museum of Church History and Art, his paintings are found in their permanent collection.  Michael's accolades are many. He has risen quickly in the art world, displaying his work in many prestigious  galleries throughout the west.  Mike's paintings have earned him an impressive following among collectors  nationwide.

May 27
Julie Rogers
Julie Rogers, known for her vibrant colors and impressionistic style, masterfully executes pastels, watercolors and oil paintings. She has won many awards including First Place at the ASCA International art show. “I love to record the simple things people do each day and capture the emotion of the moment. I love to paint light as it dances around a subject, especially the human figure. It is my desire to not only paint the physical being, but the personality and sense of soul.”

Meet Josh Wright and Steve Mikita
Saturday, May 7, 1-3 p.m.: Fort Union Deseret Book store (1110 Fort Union Boulevard
Midvale, UT)

Our Best Bites Book Signing with Sara Wells
May 7, 5-7 p.m.: Meridian, ID Deseret Book store (1180 N. Eagle Rd., Ste. 101)
Come get your copy of Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen signed by one of the authors!

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

April through October - Open Daily 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
Humanitarian Exhibit "Love Thy Neighbor"

"Love Thy Neighbor" is an extraordinary humanitarian exhibit that shows beautifully and graphically how each of God's children can become more like the Savior, Jesus Christ, by striving to make the world a better place, serving others and emulating Christ’s pure love.

Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 May, 7:00 PM
No More Alone Production

Depicted via narration and original vocal and choral music, No More Alone is the story of an infant girl who dies in 1837 in England. Her place in the family is forgotten as the generations pass until her name is discovered by a descendant performing family history research.  This is a triumphal account of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness which blesses individuals and families alike through the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Based on the personal experiences of the author, composer, producer and accompanist, Boyd Waite.

Tuesday, 10 May, 7:30 PM
Night of Music & Inspiration

Night of Music & Inspiration will be presented by the missionaries of the Washington D.C. North Mission. Through musical numbers and inspirational thoughts, the missionaries will share their talents and testimonies strengthening members as well as investigators. This evening's theme will be "By Small and Simple Things”, under the direction of Sister Morgan.

Saturday & Sunday, 14 & 15 May, 7:00 PM
The Garden Oratorio

The Garden, written by Michael McLean and Bryce Neubert, is an allegorical oratorio of Gethsemane. According to Deseret Book, “The Garden is a musical tribute to Jesus Christ that focuses on his great love and the far-reaching consequences of his atoning sacrifice…a stirring reminder of what took place in Gethsemane and of the debt of gratitude all creation owes to the Redeemer of the World.” Performed by multi-talented Young Single Adults from the DC area, under the direction of composer and singer-songwriter Perla Antoniak.

Sunday, 22 May, 7:00 PM
Why I Believe:  President & Sister Halsey

This is a unique fireside devotional where those who were recently baptized are introduced and welcomed as some of the newest members of the church.  President Craig Halsey & Sister Anne Halsey, our keynote speakers, will share why they believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Halseys met at BYU, and are the parents of five sons. They have served in their community and have held numerous church leadership positions.  Brother Halsey owns a consulting firm and is currently President of the Baltimore Maryland Stake.

Saturday, 28 May, 7:00 PM
Hua Xia Chorus

This celebratory/memorial concert will honor the accomplishments and contributions of Chinese composer, Maestro Huang You-Di, on his 100th birthday. He recently passed away at age 99. It will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hua Xia Chorus and will include Chinese musical instruments, choral as well as solo works of Chinese art and folk songs. These musical performances are always beautiful and inspirational.  

Sunday, 29 May, 7:00 PM
Science, Music & Faith Fireside

Some of the terrestrial laws that govern our bodies and influence our spirits have been recently revealed through advances in molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience. These discoveries confirm and expand our understanding of the divine purpose of mortality. Dr. Casellas will explore these discoveries to explain the possible biological underpinnings of our probationary state. Dr. Casellas has undergraduate degrees in Music Theory, Molecular Biology & Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Molecular Immunology. 
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