LDS Events Calendar

by | Jul. 11, 2012

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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 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.

July 27
Glenda Gleave 
Glenda considers herself fortunate to have learned from some of the world’s best modern day portrait and figurative artists. Daniel Green, William Whitaker, Daniel Gerhartz, Susan Lyons, Jeff Watts, Quang Ho, Morgon Weistling, and Jeff Hein have all contributed in some way to Glenda’s becoming a nationally known portrait and figurative artist. In addition to commissioned portraiture, she combines her love of history with her natural ability to compose people into captivating renderings of historical significance. She continues to receive first place and best of show recognition in each art competition she enters.  She currently serves as the Utah State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. She runs a weekly life-drawing/painting venue for Salt Lake artists. Her love of Art is second only to her love for her family.

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

Saturday July 21, 2:00 p.m.
David Blasucci and Friends  
This talented music group will perform a special kind of music as "Tribute to Our Pioneer Heritage." Everyone is welcome; there is free admission and parking. Call 310-474-1549 for more details; 10777 Santa Monica Blvd.

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 PM 
Barbra Bailey Bradley and Melinda Lambert Baird—Harp and Piano Concert
Accomplished harpist and music instructor Barbara Bailey Bradley will be joined by talented pianist Melinda Lambert Baird to present a concert of beautiful and relaxing music.

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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