LDS Events Calendar

by | Oct. 10, 2012

LDS Life

*This version is edited to reflect the Tuesday, October 16 event at the Washington D.C. Visitors' Center is not a fireside with Mike Reid as previously listed, but is a musical fireside. Mike Reid will visit the Visitors' Center on Sunday, October 21.

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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

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.

October 26
Travis Paul Wood

Travis grew up in Wellsville, Utah. His love of art was fostered in his youth; he won an art competition in 5th grade with a sculpture of oil-based clay, and he continued to study in high school in AP Art. After serving a mission to Mexico, Travis enrolled in BYU Idaho with an emphasis in photography while also exploring an interest in architecture. He currently focuses on oils. He lives and works in Salt Lake City.

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

THIS IS THE WEEK! Come attend workshops and enjoy games, food, speed socials, 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—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.

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. 
Night of Music and Inspiration
This event includes uplifting music and thoughts under the direction of the Washington DC North 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.

Men and Women of Faith Lecture: "Faith and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon"
Church Office Building Auditorium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Joseph Smith’s perspective on the coming forth of the Book of Mormon will be discussed. Presenter William Slaughter will share how Joseph Smith’s First Vision set the stage for a remarkable journey that would include the publication of the Book of Mormon and would ultimately change the lives of millions. For more information, visit, or call 801-240-2272. Admission is free.

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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