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CATALYST Weekly ReaderSept. 27 - Oct. 3
TUESDAY  Downtown Alliance
Farmers Market 
at Pioneer Park

Featured vendor: Fusako with Asians & Heirlooms

As the weather cools, Fusako's stand fills with lovely and unusual greens. Other favorites include red okra, chiles, beans and heirloom tomatoes.
 Vendors for 10/9:
Adam's Heirlooms
Asian & Heirlooms
Chad's Produce
Cooks Family Farm
Earth First Eco-Farms
Lewis Brothers
Mimi's Garden
Pyne Farms - Apples
Red Bicycle Breadworks
Renewable Comm
salsitas mendoza
Thayne and Cari Tagge's Famous Fruit
Utah Beefalo
Weeks Berries
Wilkerson Farm
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In This Issue
Author Panel Discussion
RDT's 'Embark'
Lotus Festival
Fowl Play
Mini-Maker Faire
Ski Swap
Celebrate the Bounty Fundraiser
Slow Food Book Club
READER REWARDS: 10-Class yoga pass

Dear Friends & Family,



So much happening in SLC this weekend ~ good luck in your choices! See our picks below (you'll find many more on our website calendar).  


Haven't read the September issue yet? Click on "Read CATALYST" above for interesting and useful features, columns, the community resource directory and display ads.


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My best,




Event picks for October 4 - October 11

Oct. 4, 7p. The King's English, 1511 S 1500 E.


As part of the Utah Book Festival, four award-winning Torrey House Press authors will engage in a panel discussion about the roles of literature and landscape in their lives and their writing. Maximilian Werner (Crooked Creek), Steven Peck (The Scholar of Moab), Barbara K. Richardson (Tributary), and Erica Olsen (Recapture), are local writers whose books are already capturing the interest of trade publications, professors, bloggers, bookstores and booklovers. Torrey House Press is an independent publisher based in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah, whose mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of western landscape through pen and story.

Oct. 4-6; 7:30p.

 Rose Wagner Performing Arts Theatre, 138 W 100 S.


Repertory Dance Theatre begins the 2012-2013 season with a salute to the revolutionary vision of Michio Ito and Merce Cunningham -- choreographers whose innovative work re-defined dance to inspire generations of artists and audiences.

Fri., Oct. 5, 5-9p. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 740 S 300 W. Free.

The Lotus Festival is a community celebration featuring a rare Buddhist relics exhibit, martial arts demonstrations, Asian food and tea, an Asian and Buddhist art boutique, silent auction/raffle, and children's activities.

Fri., Oct. 5, 8-11p. Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $7


Experience the ecstatic effect of ancient mantras as chanted by saints and sages, set to the modern techno trance dance beats, and in a spiritualized "yoga" setting. Charu Das & Jai Krishna from the  Festival of Colors  provide the sounds, lights and images, commentary and music to go with the techno beats.The organizer of the Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest (Labor Day Weekend), Santosh Maknikar, along with other yoga teachers, male and female, plan to punctuate the lively dance music with periods of calm, meditation, breathing exercises and asanas. Vegetarian finger foods, fresh squeezed juices and plenty of opportunity to "leave it all on the dance floor."

Sat., Oct. 6, 12-10p. Library Square, 210 E 400 S. $6-$12.


The Maker Faire is a local showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors from all ages and backgrounds. The Faire's mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire those who like to make stuff as well as shy wanna-be's. The Maker Faire is locally independently organized, but the idea revolves around MAKE magazine--the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects and their granddaddy faire in California. 

Oct. 5-7, 10a-8p (5p on Sunday). 2nd Track Sports, 2927 E 3300 S.


Outgrown your current ski equipment? Trade it in for something fresh! 

Thurs., Oct. 11, 6-10 p. Rico Warehouse, 545 W 700 S. $55 food & beverage, $50 food only, $1,000 reserved VIP table for eight. 21+.


Join CATALYST in celebrating the bounty of Utah's local food at Local First Utah's fall fundraiser. This year, fabulous local fare will be provided by Amour Spreads, Avenues Bistro on Third, Beehive Cheese, Black Sheep Café, Café Trio, Cafe Supernatural, Caffe Molise, Caffe Niche, Communal, Dolcetti Gelato, Finca, Fresco, Frida Bistro, Hell's Backbone Grill, Harmons, Liberty Heights Fresh, Market Street Grill, Mazza, Meditrina, Pig & A Jelly Jar, Red Iguana, Station 22 Café and Tin Angel Café. Restaurants will receive awards this evening for best Taste, best presentation, and the most hardcore locavore. Local First will also present their "LocalMotive Awards" to community members who have worked tirelessly for the cause of Local First Utah. The live music of Touchstone Coyote will provide the soundtrack for the party. The evening will also feature a silent auction comprised of interesting local offerings and adventure packages. We'll be there, and hope to see you, too!

Wed., Oct. 17, 6:30p


The book for October is Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of The Earth edited by William Bryant Logan. Bring a dish or drink to share and be ready for a fun evening of talking and sharing. The King's English Bookshop sponsors the book club and will have the book available -- book club members get a discount. 
Email [email protected] for location and other info.

Blog Updates
Fowl Play: Friday Morning EggSurprise! 
--by Benjamin Bombard

This morning, when I went out to tend to and mingle with the flock, I happened to see one of our old hens, Groucho, a lovable black sex-link, hanging out in the Big House, a wing of the bird coop that once served as Katherine and her sister's childhood playhouse. All the other chickens were milling around the peeper pen, and Groucho and the older hens -- Mama Cass, Li'l Red and Mary Poppins -- typically stick to the other end of the coop, an enclosed and elevated hen house, so she seemed out of place...(read more).


The Aquarium Age: Oct. 3-9 
--by Ralfee Finn
The powerful hum of planetary motion rumbles through the routines of daily life this week, and because stagnant waters are particularly susceptible to its reverberations, many of us are likely to encounter major or minor disturbances in places we haven't visited for a while. Pay attention: We are entering into even deeper waters of individual and collective transformation, and some of us could be more than a little resistant to the shift...(read more).


News & Notes
Harvest Specials at Oasis 

Celebrating the bounty of the harvest, Oasis Cafe's Executive Chef Billy Sotelo will offer a three-course nightly dinner menu for $25 through October 31. Changing weekly to take opportunity of the harvest, the nightly dinner special includes his top picks from local farms -- butternut squash, pumpkin, acorn squash, Swiss chard and fall sweet corn. See website for details.


October 1-7

Pan Seared Escolar served over Butternut Squash; Risotto; Pumpkin Cheesecake


October 8-14

Pan-Roasted Scallops with Roasted Acorn Squash and Green Bean Salad; Tres Leches Chocolate Cake


Reader Rewards
Ten-Class Yoga Pass   
We're giving away a ten-class yoga pass to Avenues Yoga!

If you'd like to enter to win the pass, email [email protected] no later than Monday, October 8.

Also: Congrats to Amber McKee on winning last week's Reader Rewards giveaway: Tix to Il Travatore! Thanks for reading, Amber!