LDS Events Calendar

by | Oct. 03, 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  

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. 

October 12
Garth and Anne Oborn

Anne Marie  accents her work with a sense of impressionism. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, A Founding Member of Inspirational Art Association, Project Compassion ( a group of four artists that paint the beloved Soldiers  free for their families)  and a Member of The Plein Air Painters of Utah. Some of the publications and books with her work have been The International Art Magazine, The Ensign, The Liahona, and A Mother's Love published by Deseret Book. She graduated from ISU, is the mother of four children and wife of artist Garth Oborn, known for his realistic oil paintings depicting the mountains of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. We are thrilled to have Garth join Anne as a double treat today!

October 19
Chris Young

Young’s art reveals two primary artistic influences: Zen art and design and early Spanish and Dutch still-life painters.  Chris  was born January 30, 1963.  He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986. He received a BFA degree in Fine Arts and was honored as Summa cum Laude. “I am captivated by nature’s grand design. As we take time to carefully look at seemingly ordinary natural objects, an incredible beauty and harmony is revealed.” Today, Chris works in his Orem, Utah, studio where he enjoys the support of his wife and four active children. His paintings are sold through leading galleries in the West.

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. 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.

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.

Sunday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. 
Rosemary M. Wixom, General Primary President
Sister Wixom was sustained as the 12th General President of the Primary in April of 2012. She is married to Jack Wixom and they are the parents of six children. She has served on the Primary and Young Women General Boards. She served with her husband as he presided over the DC South Mission.

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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