LDS Events Calendar

by | Jun. 06, 2012

LDS Life

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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   

June 8
Shirley McKay Britsch

At age 32, Shirley found herself a widow with five children under age eight. Her children were the joy of her life, but as the last of them left home, Shirley concentrated more on her personal life and returned to school in the early 80s, earning a degree in graphic design and illustration. Shirley creates art with watercolor, acrylics, casein, collage and even Chinese inks on rice paper. She loves Chinese painting and has been influenced by travels in Asia as well as studying with Asian instructors. She has also been greatly influenced by the luminosity of the Hudson River painters.

June 15
Jennifer Thompson
A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer Polley Thompson received her BA in art from Brigham Young University. After many years and five children, she decided it was time to go back to the studio. Her vivid still lifes and florals are painted directly from the flowers she cultivates in her garden. Though she views herself a little “old fashioned” in her focus on florals, others view her work as fresh and bold! Jennifer now works from her home studio in Orem, Utah. 

June 22
Scott Sumner
Scott was born in Denver, CO, has lived in Utah for the majority of his life. He served an LDS Mission in Belgium and France and has six children with his wife, Stacie Jo Duran. He has received several awards for his work depicting Jesus Christ from the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association of Utah (IPPA) where he served as a member of their Board of Directors for four years. He is a founding board member of the Inspirational Art Association. 

Southern Utah Heritage Choir: A Musical Tribute to our Country
America, My Home
Our Quest for Freedom
Friday, June 8th
DSC Cox Auditorium

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center EventsSaturday June 9 7:00 p.m.
"Joseph: A Nashville Tribute To the Prophet" presented by G.E.M.- Gospel Enlightened Music
Come hear music and see video based on the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Sunday June 10  7:30 p.m.
"One Accord"  
A cappella at its best  Join us for an evening of close harmony and delightful music.

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events

EXHIBIT—“We Follow Jesus Christ”
Mon., May 14- August 31, Daily
An exhibit that answers questions about Mormon doctrine and beliefs.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:00 PM 
MorningStar Music Center Concert
The MorningStar Music Center is a children’s learning center founded in 2002 by master music instructor Yaling Yeh. The center focuses on piano, flute and music composition, developing the joy of learning musical instruments while building confidence, discipline, and responsibility.Sunday, June 10, 2012, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Mormon Orchestra’s Annual Children’s Concert
Featuring music from all around the world, the orchestra will perform pieces highlighting the unique cultures of North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. From Aaron Copland’s Rodeo to Bizet’s Carmen, this concert is sure to delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7:30 PM 
Night of Music and Inspiration
Uplifting music and thoughts of “God’s Love” under the direction of the Washington DC North Mission.

Men and Women of Faith lecture—“The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities”

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City, Utah (Church Office Building Auditorium)

A surprising number of physically and emotionally disabled Mormon emigrants attempted to cross the plains to Zion. Mormon emigrant companies probably had a higher percentage of disabled people than non-Mormon companies, because of the Latter-day Saints’ belief in priesthood power. Presenter Bryce Fifield tells of the sick, wounded, lame, and blind whose stories shed light on the broader cultural narrative of the Latter-day Saints. Admission is free. For more details, call 801-240-2272 or click here.

Evenings at the Museum—“The Purpose and Role of the Church Historian”

Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City, Utah (Church History Museum Auditorium)

Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Church Historian and Recorder, will discuss the purpose and role of the Church Historian as well as the importance of collecting, preserving, and sharing records. Free, but reservations are required; reservations may be made beginning Tuesday, May 29—call 801-240-9573. For more information, click here.

9th Church International Art Competition
Church History Museum; 45 West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Now-October 14, 2012
weekdays 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Church History Museum sponsors a worldwide art competition for Latter-day Saint artists every three years. This year’s exhibition features over 200 works selected from 1,155 entries, representing a worldwide range of media, styles, and cultural traditions. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 1-801-240-3310.

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

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