LDS Events Calendar

by | Oct. 12, 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

October 14
Ken Harris
Born and raised in southern New Mexico, Ken Harris received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Oregon University. Ken was an artist at American Greeting’s World Headquarters in Cleveland Ohio for 12 years. He owns and operates a decorative painting business specializing in murals and specialty interior finishes. This work feeds his family but his love for plein air painting feeds his soul. Ken lives in the St. George area with his lovely wife Jan.

“I began painting from life after we moved to Southern Utah in the fall of 2006," he says. "I have reconnected with my life long love of the west. I am striving to capture the 'feel ' of the cliffs and mesas with a painterly realism, and am continually pursuing the spiritual nature of the beauty of this land.”

October 21
Mary Summerhays
Mary Summerhays says of her life and art: “Although I grew up right outside of Chicago Illinois, the desert has always been my home. As a teenager I studied Utah’s great Impressionist tradition  with Lorrand Folland. For years we copied the Utah Art pioneers, James Taylor Harwood, Lorus Pratt, Avard Fairbanks and especially Leconte Stewart. 

"More recently I have studied with J. Kirk Richards, Robert Barrett, Justin Taylor, and Greg Newbold. I have had the fun of illustrating for BYU TV and for the Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith Family foundation and Joseph F. Smith Family Outreach Committee. Although my watercolors have achieved a lot of acclaim for their unique impressionistic beauty, my heart aches to express the metaphor of life. In particular I work to portray our common human need for relationships - be it symbolic and allegorical painting, or simply in the face of a child, each is my personal argument for, and celebration of, an apotheotic humanistic interdependence.”

October 28
Sandra Rast (mother) and Elizabeth Stanley (daughter)
Sandra Rast has always excelled in her education in art through grade school on, which  made her decision to major in fine art at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University easy. In each Painting there is a deep feeling of intimacy of her beliefs and emotions which she portrays through color & composition.

Elizabeth Rast Stanley is a lifelong artist. Growing up in a family filled with artists, art has been a strong influence throughout her life. The love of painting has taken her abroad to study in Europe at the University of Neuchatel Switzerland. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing. She has been a graphic designer and has experience in many other mediums, but has found oil painting to be her love. As a mother Elizabeth has found that her artwork has been enriched by those experiences that motherhood has offered to her.

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, Oct. 16, 7:00 PM
Why I Believe:  Bay Buchanan
Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan is an author, lecturer and a former political commentator. She joined the LDS Church at the age of 28. She has had an extensive career in public service, including Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. She currently chairs an issue-oriented Political Action Committee and is president of an educational foundation. Her latest book, “Bay and Her Boys”, an entertaining and touching account of raising three sons as a single Mom, will be published in the spring of 2012. Bay teaches Gospel Doctrine in her Oakton, Virginia ward.

Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building at 50 East North Temple Street

Ventura Regional Single Adult Conference
Theme: "We Are That We Might Have Joy"

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23, 2011

Thousand Oaks Stake Center
1600 Erbes Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Join singles from all over Southern California and beyond for our annual conference!  Join us to be inspired, informed, serve AND just plain have fun!  
Our conference agenda includes a temple visit, workshops, dances, and more. Keynote speaker is Robert L. Millet, and Spanish lanugage translation will be available for most segments, in addition to Spanish language presenters. 
For more details, check out the website:


Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Orem, Utah
Orem High School

This one day conference will feature prominent speakers that will educate and, of
 course, upLIFT. Liz Edmunds (star of the popular TV show, The Food Nanny) will be the 
hostess. Other speakers include  Dr. John Lund, Hank Smith, Meg Johnson,
 Sheldon Martin, Kathy Jenkins, Kim Nelson and Amy Hansen.
Tickets are: $19.99 (early bird registration) and $29.99 after Oct. 20th or
 at the door. All participants will receive a tote bag and chocolates with

 To register, visit:

Prairie Pioneer Legacy: A Family History Conference
October 29, 9 AM – 4 PM

Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, 3215 State Street, Omaha, NE

Sponsored by the Historic Pioneer Research Group, Inc.

The focus of this event is genealogical research for those pioneers who lived in the area of Winter Quarters, NE, and surrounding Iowa settlements in 1846 – 1853. Presenters will include Susan Easton Black and William Hartley, noted Church history researchers.

For more information contact Carl Scott, CEO of HPRG, Inc at

Alex Boye: Light of Hope Celebration in Mesa, Arizona
November 4, 2011
6:00 p.m.: Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m.: Concert with Alex and guest artists Clyde Bawden, Firefly and Freddie Ashby
At the Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

It will be an unforgettable evening with Alex Boye and friends at the Light of Hope Celebration in Mesa, AZ, Nov. 4. The concert is to benefit One Life at a Time, a nonprofit organization that brings the hope of a bright future to young adults in poverty-stricken areas of Central America and other third-world countries through specialized vocational and college preparatory education, job placement, and humanitarian aid.  

Visit for tickets and more information about OLAAT.

Southern Utah Heritage Choir Veterans Day Fireside
Sunday, November 13th
St. George Tabernacle
Heritage Choir soloists and ensembles pay tribute to our brave and honored veterans.

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