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 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.
June 3
Steven McGinty
Steven’s education in art ranges from studies at the University of Utah to travels in Russia, Paris and England. While in Russia, he gained a wealth of knowledge from Russian artists and from frequenting museums and art academies. Steve admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the Old Masters. He saw many of these works first hand in Russia and Paris, and has combined the strengths of these two schools to create his own style. Using an extremely limited palette, he acquires amazing color harmony in each painting. He is President of Plein Air Painters of Utah.

June 10
Jennifer Thompson

A native of Las Vegas, Jennifer Polley Thompson received her BA in art from BYU. After many years and five children, she decided it was time to go back to the studio. Her vivid still lifes and florals are painted directly from the flowers she cultivates in her garden. Though she views herself a little “old fashioned” in her focus on florals, others view her work as fresh and bold.

“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

Lecture: The Genius We Are Born To
June 4 from 1-3 p.m.: Springfield Art Museum, 126 E. 400 S. Springville, UT
Eva Koleva Timothy is an LDS fine art photographer based in Boston whose work is in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The MFA Houston and The Library of Congress Case Collection. She will be speaking on a photographic view of the inspiration associated with Renaissance and the power of creativity and seeking inspiration through lifelong learning.

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

Hua Xia Chorus
Saturday, 28 May, 7:00 PM
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. 
Science, Music & Faith Fireside
Sunday, 29 May, 7:00 PM
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.

Parenting Fireside: Richard & Linda Eyre
5 Spiritual Solutions to Everyday Family & Parenting Challenges
Saturday, June 4, 7:00 PM
Richard and Linda Eyre are among the worlds most popular and highly sought after experts on the subject of family relations. For nearly twenty years, Richard and Linda have traveled the globe giving lectures, speeches and other presentations on the subjects of parenting, life-balance, and family-strengthening. They also are authors of several best-selling books on these critical topics. Wherever they speak they are true to their mission statement of “validating values, bolstering balance, and popularizing parenting.”

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