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CATALYST Weekly ReaderJan. 10-17

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In This Issue
Clean Energy Now! Rally
Jelly Music: Beach Party
Goddess Remembered
Pop-Up Winter Market
The Conscious Parent
Science Night Live: Neil Vickers
Guest Writer Series: David Clark
Fowl Play: It's a Duck in a Box!
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Tools to help you Drive Less, Drive Smarter
Free tix to Da Vinci: The Genius

Dear Friends & Family,


The "CATALYST 100" list in the January 2013 issue is the most popular story we've ever published! It showcases 100 Utahns who make us glad we live here. Even when it's cold and the air looks like a bruise. 


Enjoy the issue. And see our event picks below for the week ahead.  

Thank you!


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** You can access the entire online calendar AND our Community Resource Directory from this email now, as well as note sunrise times and moon phases. See top left.




Event picks for January 10 - January 17

Thurs., Jan. 10, 12:30-1:30p.

Outside the Salt Palace Convention

Center, corner of 200 So. and West Temple.

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Up for some polite rabble-rousing? Come rally outside of Governor Herbert's Energy Summit to tell our elected officials it's time to invest in Utah's bountiful supply of solar, wind and geothermal resources. Inside the summit, lobbyists and state officials will be discussing how to exploit resources like tar sands, oil shale and nuclear power -- sooo last century. Stand up for clean water, unmolested wilderness, clean air and putting the brake on climate change. Bring your friends. Let's envision a clean energy future! 

Fri., Jan. 11, 8p-2a. Club Mixx, 615 W 100 S. $12/$8 in beach costume. $5 monthly tier 1, free for tier 2 Jellyfish supporters.


A unique party with a focus on great music, great people, and the art and culture of Burning Man. Get down to some of the best electronic music happening anywhere, browse a unique marketplace of local handmade arts and crafts and dance with some of Salt Lake City's most talented LED hoopers. January's theme: Beach Party! Whether you love winter or despise it, everybody's down for a break on the beach. Time for grass skirts, coconut bras, bikinis and beach balls for a tropical time-out with good music and good friends.
Music by: DJ Motto, DJ Wobbles, Ebenflow, Jesse Walker. LED Hoopers: Jennifer Rouse, Rio Wimmer, Andrea Kay, Virginia Chandler, Sarah Lotus, Tana Larrabee. Yes, the heat will be cranked!

Fri., Jan. 11, 6-10p. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $10 donation (includes raffle ticket).


This poetic documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of "pre-history," to the values of ancestors only recently 

remembered, and to the 

goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. A plot line links

the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis -- a proposal to return the belief to an interconnected life system. Feel free to bring dinner and/or refreshments to enjoy during the film. Also: Part 2, Jan. 25, Part 3, Feb. 8. 

Sat., Jan. 12, 10a-3p

Pierpont Place, 163 W Pierpont Ave.


We went last month, and were astounded at the variety available--and the number of attendees. Theme: "Healthy New Year." Features a healthy cooking demo and information on how to improve your diet and your life. Tons of produce, cheeses, beef, pork, apples and much more -- and all local! And don't forget the food trucks: World Dog, Chow Truck, Lewis Bros., Off the Grid and more... Yes, this is one place to shop hungry.

Sat., Jan. 12, 9a-3p.

McGillis School, 668 S 1300 E. $45/parents, $65 professionals. 

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This workshop is for parents who want to learn how to be more present with their children, create deeper connections, become aware of their own emotions and reactions, and apply mindfulness to disciplining. Professionals will learn how to support parents in this process. (4.75 CEUs for LSW attendees.) Presented by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist from New York, who wrote the award-winning book The Conscious Parent.  


Wed., Jan. 16, 5:30-7p.

Keys on Main, 242 S Main St. Free.


Odors can provide animals with valuable information about their habitat. Focusing on moths, U of U biology professor Neil Vickers will talk about odor-modulated behavior, odor detection by the nose, and how the brain is organized to recognize and discriminate among various odors. (Hooray, this series has returned to Keys on Main!)


Thurs., Jan. 17, 7p.

Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane. Free.


David Clark is a media artist, filmmaker, and writer interested in experimental narrative and cinematic use of the Internet. He has produced work for the internet, narrative films, gallery installations, and public art commissions.

Blog Updates
 It's a Duck in a Box! 
 --by Katherine Pioli

There is a duck in our bathtub. He, maybe she, is soaking its feet in a dog bowl full of warm Epsom salt water. Like many moments with our bird friends this one is extremely entertaining and photo-worthy. But, newly named Bumblefoot is there for a very serious reason...(read more)

 The Aquarium Age: Jan. 9-15 
 --by Ralfee Finn

A wiry planetary intensity underscores the first full week of 2013, and as its tinny hum works its way through the routines of daily life, nervous systems are apt to feel strained or unsettled. And because most of the astrology of the week tilts toward excess, many of us are likely to find ourselves making radical or extreme choices. For some, that tendency could reveal itself as a peculiar fascination with and/or participation in eccentric, even dangerous liaisons that override caution. For others, those fixations could produce strong emotional surges, and whether it's fear or joy that drives the action, power struggles over strong attachments are certain. As you work your way through this astro-drama, remember to keep breathing, deeply, and as you do, be sure to keep one foot in front of the other. A step-by-step approach will be the best way to stay steady...(read more)
News & Notes


Tools to help you "Drive Less, Drive Smarter"


Text alerts, videos and more to aid in reducing winter inversion impacts


With winter inversion season in full swing, our city is once again offering us tools and resources to help stay informed about air quality conditions and options to "Drive Less, Drive Smarter" when the haze of air pollution descends.


Through the Care to Clear the Air campaign, you can register to receive air quality text alerts. Text 'cleartheair' to 69302 or visit the campaign website at to find out about upcoming poor air quality days so you can plan ahead to drive less. Choose winter-friendly travel options like riding UTA, van/carpooling and teleworking at home or the office.


Additional resources include an informational "Learn to Drive Less" video series featuring helpful videos such as "How to load your bike on the bus" and "How to ride FrontRunner" on the Care to Clear the Air YouTube page at  Other videos include "Resolutions to Clear the Air," which profile individuals in Salt Lake City and beyond who are making a resolution to take public transit, carpool, telework and bike when the air quality is at its worst.


More information on winter-friendly alternative transportation is available at






Reader Rewards
 Free tickets to "Da Vinci: The Genius" at The Leonardo 

If you didn't win last week, try again! We're giving away another pair of tickets to the "Da Vinci: The Genius" exhibit at The Leonardo. The traveling exhibit is open through January 27.
Email [email protected] by Monday, January 14 if you'd like to enter to win!