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 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.

Old English Handwriting Classes
May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon: The Family History Library, SLC, UT
The Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on old English handwriting. To view a class schedule or obtain more information, go to or call 801-240-4950.

“Messiah in America” Oratorio
June 3 at 7:30 p.m.: Temple Square Tabernacle, SLC, UT
Temple Square Performances will present "Messiah in America," an oratorio depicting Christ's visit to the American continent. Tickets are required; for free tickets call 801-570-0080 or visit

Joseph Smith Memorial Building Celebrates 100 Years
June 9, 2011: Joseph Smith Memorial Building, SLC, UT
A number of events are being planned for the building’s centennial celebrations in June, but are yet to be announced.

June 2011 East Coast Tour for Mormon Tabernacle Choir
June 20-27: Various locations
Every two years the choir tours a section of North America with performances that pack concert venues with those anxious to see “America’s choir” perform live. This year the choir will open the tour in Norfolk, Virginia, and travel through Vienna, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chautauqua, New York; and Toronto, Canada. More information about the tour and tickets may be found online at and on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Facebook page.

Free Garden Tours of Temple Square and Church Headquarters
Monday – Friday at 10 a.m.: Door 15 of the Conference Center, SLC, UT
Monday – Friday at noon: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.: East gate of Temple Square, SLC, UT

Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center

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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