LDS Events Calendar

by | Dec. 21, 2011

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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

This week before Christmas, we have a new artist every day!

December 21 
Robert A. Boyd
Robert A. Boyd award winning photographic artist, having reached the top in portrait photography, stopped competing and turned his focus to his real love of Fine Art photography. During Lunch and Learn, Bob will share his stunning Temple images. 

December 22 
Jonathan Linton
Jonathan Linton’s artwork has won numerous awards and hangs in national and international collections. Jonathan has also illustrated three children’s books, two of which landed on national bestseller lists: The Spyglass - New York Times, and The Dance - Publisher’s Weekly.

December 23 
Sandra Rast
In each of Sandra's paintings there is a deep feeling of intimacy of her beliefs and emotions which she portrays through color & composition.

December 24 
Michael Bedard
Michael Bedard spends his time in Nauvoo and in Saint George, Utah.  These are perfect locations to paint the restoration of the gospel because of their rich church history, cradled in the faith, toil and sacrifices of the early saints. 

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

34th Annual Festival of Lights
Now-January 1, 2012
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily (lights illuminated at dusk)

Join us for the 34th Festival of Lights featuring an International Creche exhibit with more than 130 nativity scenes; 16 large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees; and concerts every night at 7 and 8 p.m. in the visitors center 544 seat theater. Performers include Jenny Oaks Baker, the Mormon Choir of Washington DC, Les Miserables' Sandra Turley, the Washington Chinese Dance Academy, and many more (click here for full schedule). Tickets are required for each concert performance; they are free and will be distributed 90 minutes prior to the event. All other events are also free to the public.

26th Annual Gingerbread Festival at Historic Winter Quarters
"The Joys of Childhood"
Now-December 31

Come visit a holiday event for the whole family: the 26th Annual Gingerbread Festival "The Joys of Childhood," which will be held at the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, 3215 State Street, Omaha, NE 68112 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. November 19 through December 31.  Closed on Christmas.

Church History Museum International Christmas Crèche Exhibit
Church History Museum auditorium—45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Now-January 8, 2012 
Come enjoy a display of crèche scenes from around the world complemented by sculptures, paintings, and other artwork depicting the birth and childhood of Jesus. Largge group tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance (call 801-240-4615). Open regular museum hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. New Year's Eve and Jan. 2, open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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