LDS Events Calendar

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 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
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.”
May 27
Mike Malm
Mike Malm is inspired by the tasks performed in everyday farm life and 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.

Meet Kieth Merrill, author of The Evolution of Thomas Hall
May 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the U Village Deseret Book store, UT
May 13 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Downtown SLC Deseret Book store, UT
May 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Layton Deseret Book store, UT
May 14 from 5-7 p.m. at the West Jordan Deseret Book store, UT

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

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. This unique musical production will be 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.
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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