LDS Events Calendar

by | Oct. 17, 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

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.

November 2
Linda Curley Christensen

Linda was born in Idaho, reared in Salt Lake City, Utah, and started painting when her family was young. She has received substantial attention in recent years afer painting for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at their Conference Center, South Visitor’s Center, and temples throughout the world, as well as heading a mural team. Recognitions include the National Gertrude Folgeson Art Award, signature status in Oil Painters of America, and being named one of Utah’s top 100 Artists. Linda believes familiar scenes and people around us all the time are waiting for the right moment, the right light to illuminate their beauty, thus giving a rare glimpse of their soul.

Launch Party for Brandon Mull's New Book
Friday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Join us for the launch of Brandon Mull's new book, The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe! Admission is free, and it's going to be one sweet event - fun, games, and a marshmallow war starting at 5 p.m. Come help us break the Guinness World Record for most marshmallows thrown! Learn more and view the book trailer at

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.

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 21, 7:00 p.m. 
"Why I Believe" Fireside: Brother Mike and Sister Randolyn Reid
Mike Reid is a native Marylander who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending BYU on a golf scholarship. He was a four-time golf All-American at BYU. Brother Reid turned pro in 1976 and enjoyed a successful 25 year career on the PGA Tour. He has played on the Champions Tour for the last eight years, and is a winner of the PGA Senior Championship. Brother Reid currently serves as a High Councilor in the Frederick, Maryland Stake. He and his wife Randolyn, who currently serves in her ward's Young Women presidency, are the parents of six children, and have five grandchildren.   

Saturday, October 27, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Hispanic Celebration
This spectacular cultural celebration has become a treasured tradition at the Visitors’ Center. The program will include professional entertainers, musicians, and dance troops representing cultures of Latin American countries. All ages will enjoy the festive atmosphere and colorful costumes.


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.

Sunday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. 
Music and Testimony - Centinela 2nd (Tongan) Ward
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this special evening.

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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