LDS Events Calendar

by | Nov. 07, 2012

LDS Life

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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  

November 9
Jonathan Linton

Jonathan Linton’s artwork has won numerous awards and hangs in national and international collections. Jonathan has also illustrated three children’s books, two of which landed on national bestseller lists: The Spyglass New York Times and The Dance - Publisher’s Weekly. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and continued his studies in New York City and Florence, Italy. Jonathan and his wife have four children and live in the Washington DC area.

November 16
Mary Fielding Summerhays

"Although my watercolors are lighthearted impulse paintings, . . . their spectrum is broad enough to include the Lord's generosity with us in providing temples to strengthen our ties to Him – the ultimate relationship." Mary studied privately for years with Loran Folland, later studied art at BYU and apprenticed with J. Kirk Richards. She has received awards from Museums and competitions, and illustrated for documentaries on BYUTV, but says, "nowhere is my art more meaningful than hanging in our home as a constant testimony for my five kids – my truest work of art."

November 23
Steve McGinty

Steve's education in Art ranges from studies at the University of Utah to travels in Russia, Paris and England. He continues his education through painting and studying with other artists, visiting museums and art shows, and reading art books. Steve admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the Old Masters. He saw many of these works first hand in Russia and Paris, and has combined the strengths of these two schools to create his own style. Steve can often be found in a rural area or in someone's garden painting "en plein aire" with his fellow artists. He feels that the sounds, smells and atmosphere play an integral role in the true emotion of each painting. He is President of Plein Air Painters of Utah.

Men and Women of Faith Lecture: LDS Women's Education, 1875-1896

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah (Church Office Building Auditorium)

Andrea Ventilla presents stories of 19th century women’s education. The education of Latter-day Saint women in the late 19th century was similar to women’s education generally on the American frontier. The increasing demand for women professionals could be satisfied only by vocational education. One individual that will be dicussed in Ellis Shipp. She left Utah to study at the Philadelphia Women’s Medical College, then returned to Utah and practiced as a doctor. She went on to establish the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in 1979, thereby helping to education Latter-day Saint women. Admission is free. Find out more, or call 801.240.2272.

Blue Mountain Music Group Presents: Folk Tunes of the Mormon Pioneers
Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. 
Salt Lake City, Utah (Church History Museum Auditorium)

Embracing a variety of traditional song, the folk music Blue Mountain plays has railroad, pioneer, Mormon Battalion, Nauvoo, and Restoration themes.  The performance will roughly trace the chronological history of the LDS Church—from its origins in the East, to Salt Lake City and beyond, continuing on into the railroading and cowboy days.  Audience participation is encouraged, and lyrics will be displayed so that everyone can sing along.  It will be a historic and folkloric evening of learning and entertainment. Admission is free. Find out more, or call 801.240.4615.

LDS Writers and Bloggers Meeting - Salt Lake Chapter
Friday, November 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Salt Lake Community college (Miller Enterprise Center)

Come join us for great networking, writing connections, and publishing opportunities. Those who should attend: aspiring writers and bloggers, member who write a personal online journal, published writers and bloggers, members interested in sharing the gospel online, LDS-themed website owners - basically anyone and everyone who might write for an online audience! RSVP required; RSVP at

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events  

Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. 
United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble for Veteran's Day
The Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center is pleased to commemorate Veterans Day with a performance by the United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble. The U.S. Army Band – “Pershing’s Own” – created the Trumpet Ensemble in 2009, and this group of eight accomplished musicians has quickly garnered an international following, performing in Germany, Australia as well as numerous concerts and recitals in the Washington DC area. In honor of Veterans Day, the Ensemble’s concert will feature patriotic music.

Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Night of Music and Inspiration
This spectacular cultural celebration has become a treasured tradition at the Visitors’ Center. The This event includes uplifting music and thoughts under the direction of the Washington DC North Mission.

Same-Gender Attraction: Reconciling Faith and Feelings Conference
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Provo, Utah (Utah Valley Convention Center Grand Ballroom)

This fi­rst-ever public presentation brings together a number of people who have experienced same-sex attraction, including several persons who now have successful opposite-sex marriages. They will offer insights into how they have reconciled their challenges and their traditional moral values, including the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other therapists and scholars will provide additional perspectives. Admission is free (although a $5 donation is gratefully accepted). Open to the General Public.

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Events

Sunday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. 
Zion's Voice Musical Performance
"Zion's Voice" will present a special musical program at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Sunday November 18 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this excellent singing group and their wonderful program.

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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