LDS Events Calendar

by | Sep. 19, 2012

LDS Life

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Jimmer Fredette Book Signing

Wednesdsay, September 19
BYU Bookstore (3:00 p.m.) and 
University Village Deseret Book (6:30 p.m.)
Stop by one of these two stores tomorrow, meet Jimmer Fredette and his brother, T.J., and get a signed copy of their new book The Contract (Christmas is coming!). Don't miss it!

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  

September 21
Sandy Freckleton Gagon

A preeminent realist painter, Sandy carries on the traditions and canons of classical art ideology practiced from the Renaissance down through 19th century. Her paintings and drawings demonstrate her virtuosity and technical excellence. Sandy’s knowledge of anatomy, color theory, and desig, facilitate her portrayal of the human condition – in all its complexities – with breathtaking elegance. Sandy’s husband is writer Dave Gagon. They have three children.

September 28 & 29
Ken Harris

Ken Harris received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Oregon University. Ken was an artist at American Greeting’s World Headquarters in Cleveland Ohio for 12 years. He owns and operates a decorative painting business specializing in murals and specialty interior finishes. This work feeds his family but his love for “en plein air” painting feeds his soul. Ken lives in the St. George area with his lovely wife, Jan. 

General Relief Society Broadcast - September 29
Sandra B. Rast

Sandra's earliest memories include the love of art. She grew up in a family of 8 children. Hard work through her youth at home with younger siblings and working in a family produce business, a grandfather nicknamed Johnny Appleseed, teachings of pioneer descendants a homemade green house, pet chickens, lambs, the love of family, the love of being a mother, and the appreciation of beauty of the creations of the earth are all embedded in emotions of the subject matter she chooses to paint. In each of her paintings is a deep feeling of intimacy of her beliefs and emotions which she portrays through color & composition.

General Conference - Artists on Friday and Saturday

Friday, October 5
J. Kirk Richards

J.Kirk Richards will be launching his newly released book, The Nativity. Published by Deseret Book the 38 page book has 17 full page illustrations by Kirk, who will be on site (at the Flagship Gallery) to sign his book Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

Known for his accomplishments as a painter of Judeo-Christian themes,  the majority of his themes stem from spiritual ideas and narratives. He continues to work in a surprising variety of styles, but most of his paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition. 

Saturday, October 6
J. Kirk Richards & Annie Henrie

Annie Henrie graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 2010. She has shown her work in galleries since the age of sixteen. Her work is currently shown at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the ninth International Art Contest sponsored by the Church, Annie’s “Balm of Gilead” received a purchase award. Born in Manhattan, New York, Annie is the daughter of Cary, a well known illustrator and fine artist, and Sauni Henrie. 

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events

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

EXHIBIT—Julie Rogers  “Yesterday, Today and Forever”
September 7 - October 28
Beautifully created oil paintings show how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same Church the Savior established during His earthly ministry.

Saturday, September 22, 7:00 PM
Qun-Shen Choir
Eighty member choir from Shenzhen, China is under the direction of award winning conductor Chen Kung Hua.  The group has sung with Hong Kong Qun Shen Choir and the Los Angeles Asian Artistic Choir

Sunday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. 
Mormon Orchestra Concert
A concert of chamber and classical music composed by Mozart.  There will also be Brass Quintet music, a percussion ensemble and a Brandenburg concerto.

Sunday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. 
"His Victory" - An Oratorio
Talented vocalists and instrumentalists will perform this acclaimed oratorio, written by local composer Michael Turnblom, about the Savior and His appearances to His disciples following His resurrection.

Indiana Mid-Single Adult Conference - "Wanderers in a Strange Land"
October 12-14, 2012
Indianapolis, Indiana Stake Center

Come attend workshops and enjoy games, food, and dancing, all while meeting great singles. Register by September 15 and receive a free t-shirt. Learn more information and register for the Indiana Mid-Single Adult Conference.

Baltimore Family History Workshop
Saturday, October 13, in Essex, Maryland

Online registration is now open for the 2012 (14th Annual) Baltimore Family History Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Baltimore Maryland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please visit to find out more and to register for up to 5 of our more than 50 exciting classes. Individual consultations on Reading Old English/Old German Handwriting, Publications, DNA, African-American Research, Polish/Eastern Europe Research, etc., are available.

Due to limited class space, we will be closing the classes as they fill, so be sure to complete the registration process early.

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.

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Events

Sunday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. 
Los Angeles Missionary Fireside
Enjoy a spiritual Fireside at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center with music and testimony from missionaries and new members in the California Los Angeles Mission.

Austin Texas Mid-Singles Conference
October 26-28

The past 7 years of this event are nothing compared to this year! The Mystery unfolds as the guests arrive at a Friday Night house party. The Saturday morning devotional with Kevin Hinckley is sure to be smooth sailing, but something inexplicable happens at the Service Project, and can only be solved at the Reunion Ranch Detective Mystery Dinner on Saturday Night. Then we will cheerfully gather for our annual MSA sacrament service with President Beckstead, of the San Antonio Temple Presidency; lunch will follow.

Registration is open until October 18 at midnight. For more information or to register, go to Hope to see you there!

Saints and Sinners Half Marathon
October 27, 2012
Just outside Las Vegas, Nevada

Church members in the Las Vegas area are organizing the first annual LDS Saints and Sinners Half Marathon to take place this October and would love it if you would add it to your event calendar. They are doing this with the purpose of bringing LDS runners together for a fun weekend activity. The event is a complete volunteer-run event so that the proceeds can benefit missionaries. Learn more at

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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