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CATALYST Weekly ReaderNov. 1 - Nov. 8
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Mythology, Health & Healing
First Friday @ UMOCA
Adopt a Native Elder fundraiser & rug show/sale
Orchids & Glass @ Red Butte
Winter Farmers Market @ Utah State Fairpark
"Birth Story" screening
"My Home Pharmacy" lecture & demo
READER REWARDS: Free RDT Dance Tickets!

Dear Friends & Family,


The November issue of CATALYST is out! It's available online in both HTML and Flip-Through format, as well as on newsstands around the valley.


In this month's issue: A GMO primer, a holiday gift guide, a conversation with artist Marilyn Arsem, an exploration Clifford Family Farms, why SkiLink is a bad idea, and more!



Check out our event picks for the week below (you'll find many more on our website calendar).  


By the way ~ if a business needs a sweet downtown space to rent (about 800 sq. ft.) at a great rate, contact me:  [email protected]. It's a portion of our former office space on Broadway.

Thank you!




Event picks for November 1 - November 8

Nov. 1, 7-9p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.


This talk will explore the relationship between mythology and health: How the visceral beliefs--the myths--of both patient and physician interact either to positively impact or to impede--not only their interpersonal relationship, but more importantly, the healing process itself. Presented by Bob Walter, editorial director of Joseph Campbell's Historical Atlas of World Mythology.

Nov. 2, 8-10p

UMOCA, 20 S West Temple. Free.


First Friday is a monthly celebration of the contemporary art world that welcomes a new exhibition to the museum on the first Friday of every month. There will be a DJ, food and cash bar. 

Fundraiser Nov. 2, 6-10p. $30.

Rug sale, Nov. 3-4, 10a-6p. $5 or canned food donation. Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley, Park City.


The Rug Show helps Adopt-A-Native-Elder create a market for the Elders' crafts and raise awareness about their needs. The money enables them to buy food, firewood, and hay during the winter. During the show there are a variety of programs centered around traditional Navajo culture including dances, demonstrations and a fundraising auction. All proceeds from the sale of rugs woven by the Elders in the Program go directly to the weavers.

Orchid show: Nov. 3-4, 10a-5p.

Glass show: Nov. 2, 10a-5p.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way.

Ever wonder how to grow and take care of orchids? Don't miss Red Butte Garden's annual winter Orchid Show. Utah Orchid Society members will be here to answer questions and orchids will be available for sale.


The Art Glass Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this medium. Items displayed will be available for sale. 

Nov. 3-Mar. 16, 8a-1p. 

155 N 1000 W.


The Utah State Fairpark will host ten winter farmers markets at the Deseret Building. The markets will be held the first and third Saturday of each month (except December). The market will start November 3rd and run until March 16th.

Nov. 7, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.


Special pre-release benefit screening of acclaimed documentary film, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives. 
Presented by The Birth Center and Brickyard Birth and Women's Health Care, the intent behind the documentary is to inform current and future child-bearing families about the safety, beauty and nature of normal birth as opposed to popular modern methods such as the C-section.

Nov. 8, 7p.

The King's English Bookshop, 1511 E 1500 S.

Dr. Tracy Gibbs will present a free lecture and demo on natural home remedies featured in his new book, My Home Pharmacy: How Foods and Herbs Can Be Your Medicine. Dr. Gibbs will discuss the basics of using food- and herb-based natural remedies to treat common ailments. He will offer practical tips and demonstrate with a sample recipe how simple it can be to start making your own home remedies.

Blog Updates
The Aquarium Age: Oct. 31-Nov. 6 
 --by Ralfee Finn

Potent astral winds buffet bodies, minds, hearts, and souls this week, and as many of us attempt to navigate these powerful blasts, reliable daily rituals are likely to lose their solid ground. For some, this loss of stability exacerbates an already pervasive anxiety that inhibits settling down or settling in. For others, these winds distort the ability to discern, clearly, and perceptions seem to be filtered through a mirror that reflects all too vividly all that's wrong...(read more)
News & Notes

The People's Market is looking for local artisans who produce high-quality products, including packaged food items, which would make great gifts for friends and family.


Application deadline for this year's market has been extended to November 7th. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email by November 12th.  Prepayment is required for application to be considered (if application is not accepted a refund will be issued).


Click here to apply, email [email protected]

with any questions.


Governor Herbert has declared November 2012 the fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Awareness Month, with the support of 40 mayors from across the State of Utah. Today at 10 a.m., Utah Clean Cities Coalition and Salt Lake City community leaders kicked off the month off by celebrating Utah Paperbox's (UPB) electric vehicle charging stations and new facility at 920 S 700 W.


The use of AFVs in the state is growing, as technology, public awareness and infrastructure for these vehicles increases.

Reader Rewards
Time Capsule: A Century of Dance  

We're giving away three pairs oftickets to Repertory Dance Company's "Time Capsule" performance, Nov. 16 & 17, 7:30p. If you'd like to enter to win, email
[email protected] no later than Tuesday, November 6.

Also: Congrats to Lorraine, Rosine and Bryn for winning last week's Reader Reward giveaways. Thanks for reading the Weekly Reader!