LDS Events Calendar

by | Aug. 03, 2011

LDS Life

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
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.

August 19
Linda Curley Christensen
Linda Curley Christensen was born in Idaho, reared in Salt Lake City, Utah, started painting when her family was young.  She has been privileged to paint for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at their Conference Center, South Visitor’s Center, and temples throughout the world, as well as heading a mural team. Linda, a prolific artist herself has found a new love in mentoring other artists.

Recognitions include the National Gertrude Folgeson Art Award and signature status in Oil Painters of America. She was also named one of Utah’s top 100 Artists. She recently won  the championship round of the worlds first "Western Art Rodeo." Linda believes familiar scenes and people are waiting for the right moment and right light to illuminate their beauty, thus giving a rare glimpse of their soul. 

Prickly Rock Studio is near Linda’s home where she and her husband Greg, reside with their family in Wallsburg, Utah.

Deseret Book Live What I Know Concert on August 24th

Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City UT

August 24, 2011, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM

Help your Young Women grow in faith and testimony by attending this fun and inspirational live concert, featuring brand-new music from the new Live What I Know CD and songbook. Performed by some of your favorite LDS singers and songwriters like Hilary Weeks, Cherie Call, Katherine Nelson, and more, each performer will share their testimony of the Young Women Values in their own unique way.

This exciting live concert event is something your youth group won’t want to miss. Click here for free tickets.

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

Benefit for Young Cancer Patient, Jaylie Nielson
Saturday, August 13, Cedar Park, Texas
Five-year-old Jaylie has an aggressive form of brain cancer, and her ward and community want to help her and her family beat the odds and the bills! They will be sponsoring a 5K and fun run, as well as several activities for children and raffles. They have several volunteer positions they need filled; contact Heather Jim (512-897-7698) for more information, or visit for details. Come join in the fun and help a great little girl!

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