LDS Events Calendar

by | Oct. 26, 2011

LDS Life

1-Day Love and Learn Marriage Retreat Getaway Special
Mountains of Northern Utah
November 12, 9:30a-5:00p

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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 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.

November 4
Brian Kershisnik
"Humor is healthy. God laughs. I believe that. To avoid a good, human, affectionate sense of humor in art that is depicting human beings is nonsense."

Allowing for inspiration in the form of a peculiar hunch, Brian Kershisnik welcomes the influence of children, artistic greats and cave paintings in his oil on paper and panel works. Purposely avoiding following one rigid technique, Kershisnik allows for experimentation and inspiration to guide his open-ended images. He contends that the purpose of his art is to facilitate the understanding of what it means to be human - the awkward discoveries, happy encounters, deep sorrows and immense joys.

November 11
Shirley McKay Britsch
Shirley McKay Britsch creates art with oils, acrylics, watercolor, casein, collage, and even Chinese inks on rice paper--sometimes all in the same work. She loves Chinese painting and has been influenced by travels in Asia as well as studying with Asian instructors.  In addition to the BFA she holds in graphic design and illustraton, Shirley has studied with renowned artists.  She has also been greatly influenced by the luminosity of the Hudson River painters.

"I paint outside whenever I can because I love the beauty of nature and find it spiritually uplifting and healing to be in the middle of it. . . . I strive to have my paintings show sensitivity to mood by creating a luminous glow within them.  Light is to me a spiritual concept, and it is a major focus of my art. I want viewers not only to see the painting, but to see into the painting."

David Archuleta Signings for “Glad Christmas Tidings”

David Archuleta will be making appearances at several Deseret Book stores throughout the holiday season to sign copies of “Glad Christmas Tidings,” the CD version of last year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. Check for appearances in your area!

Monday, November 21  
University Village Deseret Book
Tuesday, November 22
Fort Union Deseret Book
Friday, November 25
Deseret Book Downtown Flagship (After the events of “Lights on at Temple Square.”)

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

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


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

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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

Washington DC Temple Visitors Center Events

Sunday, Oct. 30, 7:30 PM
YSA Fireside/Concert: Jon Schmidt - TICKETS REQUIRED
This promises to be an unforgettable evening of entertainment and testimony featuring popular pianist and composer Jon Schmidt, and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson.  The event is sponsored by the Washington D.C. Multi-stake Young Single Adults. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS CONCERT. TICKETS ARE FREE AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE VISITORS' CENTER BEGINNING 90 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE.

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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