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

July 29
Douglas Fryer
Douglas received his BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at BYU. Douglas has taught fine art and illustration at several universities and art schools, including BYU, The University of Hartford, and at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Although he works mainly in oil, he enjoys working in a variety of mediums including watercolor, printmaking, and digital. His love of landscape stems from having lived in many beautiful areas of the country, including seven years in rural Vermont, and most recently in central Utah. He says, “I create images that become material records of places, things and people that have been significant to me. My pleasure is in sensing and conveying not only the outward appearances of things, but also the ineffable aspects that are not visual, but are equally important.”
August 5
Todd Knell
Thomas Todd Knell had an eye for art from a young age, and received a BA in Design from Brigham Young University in 1992. In addition to being an artist, he has worked at the BYU Bookstore for 13 years as the supervisor of picture framing and art prints. Influences for his artistic approach include an interest in architecture and the works of Renaissance masters, with emphasis on the fresco style. He generally uses a combination of watercolor and plaster in his pieces. To view additional works of art, visit his website at

August 12
Rose Datoc Dall
Filipina-American artist Rose Datoc Dall will be visiting from her home in Washington D.C.  Her artwork is predominately a contemporary figurative exploration in painting and printmaking. Her work is distinctive for her unique graphic style and use of vivid color. Mrs. Dall’s artwork is featured on Mrs. Dall has received several awards and honors for her work including the Purchase Award 2009 for her painting entitled “Flight” at the 8th International Art Competition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which the acquisition was added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City. Framed giclee prints of this image are available at the Flagship Fine Art Gallery.

Mrs. Dall is married to a supportive and loving husband with whom she has raised four children.

The Nauvoo Pageant
July 5-30: Mulholland Street and Main Street, Nauvoo, Illinois
This is the last week to enjoy the pageant! Celebrate the restored gospel, the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith, and the legacy of early Latter-day Saints. Pageant performances begin at 8:30 p.m.

Historical vignettes will be performed by pageant actors in Old Nauvoo during the daytime throughout these weeks, and an 1840s-style country fair will be held at the pageant site at 7 p.m. before each performance. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.
For more information, please visit Nauvoo Pageant website or call 217-453-2429.

BYU-Idaho Education Week
July 28-30, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
The conference will feature over 400 classes on a variety of topics, such as food storage, relationships, and religious doctrine. For more information and event schedules, visit

The 5 Browns & National Symphony Orchestra Performance
July 28, 8:15 p.m.: Wolf Trap Park, Washington, D.C.
The five siblings will collectively make their NSO debut. Emil de Cou conducts the program featuring Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody, and Ryan Brown. Use code world STEINWAY to receive a 10% discount on most house seats.

The Clarkston Pageant: Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew
July 29–30 and August 2–6, 9–13: Clarkston, Utah
Every other year, including this year, the Clarkston Pageant recounts the life and testimony of Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the origin and authenticity of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It will once again take viewers back to Utah in the 1800s as they follow Martin Harris’s journey of trial and triumph as he bears witness of the truth of the Book of Mormon.

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
Night of Music and Inspiration
Tuesday, Aug 9, 7:30 pm
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 "And I will also be your light in the wilderness”, under the direction of Sister Henry.
Why I Believe: Elder Stephen & Sister Laurie Sowby
Sunday, Aug. 21, 7:00 pm
Elder Stephen Sowby and Sister Laurie Williams Sowby are serving their third fulltime mission together, working with young adults as LDS Institute teachers at the BYU's Barlow Center and on university campuses in Washington, D.C. Elder Sowby is a civil engineer, and Sister Sowby is a freelance journalist. Utah natives who claim American Fork as home, they have five children and 17 grandchildren.

Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building at 50 East North Temple Street
August 11
Walking with Faith: A West African Vision of Women’s Worth
Through the collaborative voices of oral history narratives and cultural art forms, Latter-day Saints of West Africa weave a story about women’s shifting perceptions of self. Emerging from the personal experiences related by these women, we find lessons about the enabling power of proactive faith in our walk through daily life.
Lecture given by: Angela Ames, Church History Department

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