LDS Events Calendar

by | Jul. 04, 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   

July 6
Justin Kunz
Justin is an American representational artist, teacher, and designer of United States coinage. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University. Kunz’s paintings have been included in exhibitions throughout the United States and received recognitions including an Award of Merit in the Portrait Society of America‘s International Portrait Competition. An inaugural Master Designer in the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program, his designs include the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse and the 2008 Andrew Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin reverse. He is currently an Assistant Professor at BYU. His work is represented by Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, California.

July 13
Julie Rogers
Julie grew up in the small town of Goshen, Utah working on a ranch. Julie studied fine art at Brigham Young University and it was there her art began to blossom. She is known for painting the stories of the pioneers and Julie has a unique ability to capture the light of the soul with vibrant colors and impressionistic style. Julie illustrated the newly released book “Emma Hale Smith, An Elect Lady”. Her recent entry in to the Ninth All Church Art Competition, “Charity Never Faileth,” received the honor of a purchase award and is currently on exhibit though October 2012 at the Church Museum of History and Art.  She began this piece on site at a Lunch and Learn in the Flagship Deseret Book Gallery. 

July 20
Cassandra Barney

Cassandra Barney paints portraits that tell stories and reveal her personal journey of transition and discovery. Barney’s images capture the souls of heroines, everyday women who have found strength and personal victory in their diverse experiences. Ambiguous and poignant, Cassandra’s women find strength in their femininity. “My portraits may not always feature the outwardly pretty or majestic, but they all share a quiet beauty that asks us to listen and to feel."

Barney, her father, James C. Christensen, and her sister Emily McPhie delight in working together. “My dad inspires me to experiment with my own style, media and interpretation. Painting together in his studio, the three of us have developed a wonderful synergy.” Barney's husband is also an artist and teacher. Their three daughters enjoy creating alongside their parents. She has taught at The Waterford School and Brigham Young University, where she is currently part-time faculty.

Hope for Tere Parra - Newly Returned Missionary Recently Paralyzed
5K and 1K Fundraiser, BBQ, and Dance
July 14, 2012
Orem, Utah

Be Tere's legs! Tere Parra, a recently returned missionary from Mexico, fell from a tree in June and became paralyzed. Because of famiy circumstances and the fact that she cannot work on her visitor's visa, her financial situation is difficult. These fundraising events are being organized to help pay for Tere's medical expenses. Find out more and donate at the fundraising website,

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Events

Saturday July 7, 7:30 p.m.
Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra 
The orchestra will present their "Tribute to America" - an oustanding musical event.

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.
Nathleen Albright
Reader's Theater: "A Special Destiny"  

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.

Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 PM 
Night of Music and Inspiration
Uplifting music and thoughts under the direction of the Washington DC North Mission 

Sunday, July 15, 7:00 PM 
Pioneer Heritage Celebration
The Visitors' Center will celebrate Pioneer Day with a performance by popular, talented vocalist Todd Thatcher. Todd has prepared a program especially for the observance of this unique "Mormon Holiday." Bring the family for a delightful hour of entertainment.

Orange County Singles Conference
"Pursue Your Path to Happiness"
August 2-6, 2012

Come join 1,200 LDS Singles from all over the U.S. in California's largest LDS Singles Conference, "Pursue Your Path to Happiness," sponsored by all 16 Orange County California Stakes. It will have a little something for everyone: unlike other conferences, this year's conference will focus more on mixing and mingling with all-age 31+ activities as well as some separate activities for each "decade," 30s Midsingles, 40s, 50s, etc. Plenty of opportunities (both in large scale & smaller scale activities) to mix & mingle, and make new friends.

Expect great dances (both all-age and Midsingles Dances), inspiring workshops, harbor cruise, beach parties (Newport and Doheny), speed mingling (by age), and a visiting General Authority. For more info and registration visit

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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