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March 2013

Great Basin Chiropractic,



A Creating Wellness Center

Mark B. Resetarits, D.C.



Great Basin Chiropractic is looking for an A+ person to join our team! The right person: can multitask, is organized, has great phone and people skills, is computer literate, and is a team player.


We are looking for someone who wants to be part of the Great Basin family long-term.

The position is 20 hours per week to start, with the opportunity to expand hours.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8am -1pm

Wage: $10-$12 per hour


Interested? Please call 801-554-9261. Leave a voicemail telling us why you would like to work at our clinic. Also, send resume with references to [email protected]

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In This Issue
Mary Lou Romney- Botanical Art
Beginning Organic Gardening
Your Year-Round Garden
Terry Tempest Williams benefit reading
Science Trivia Tournament: f(un) = ST²
CATALYST First Thursdays Fundraiser & Party
Energy Development and Protecting Utah's Red Rock Wilderness
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Wind Uprising
Raw Art: March 2013 Art Calendar
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Free Gem Faire passes

Dear Friends & Family,


This Weekly Reader comes to you a day late, but it includes the March edition! Read about a local power bar company--powered by crickets. Read the intro to our encore presentation of the extremely popular Chakra Series. Source your traditional Easter feasting fixin's here. Check out the stories of a few locals who lost weight and got healthier by switching to a plant-based diet. And immerse yourself in the story of Greg Nordfelt, a man who played hard and worked hard ~ and whose life was then dramatically changed, in some ways for the better, by a traumatic brain injury. And more!

Below you'll find our picks for the week at hand. If you haven't attended one of our CATALYST First Thursdays! yet at Zest, put on your dancing shoes and head downtown. There's room to dance, room to talk, and the crowd is always very, very interesting. Plus your $5 entry goes to a good cause. Hope to see you there.


~ Greta

[email protected]


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Event picks for
February 28 - March 7 


Fri, Mar. 1-24, 8a.  

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular admission (members free.)



Many students of Red Butte Garden will remember their local artist, Mary Lou Romney, who spent 17 years assisting in the design, implementation and promotion of the gardens as they first began. Her Sego Lily fountain design is the prominent display upon entering the gardens and stands 10 feet in diameter and is cut from varying shades of marble. The plaza is surrounded with red sandstone benches which include her wildflower drawings etched into the stone. In her diary, Romney states that the display of 42 pieces of her art at the Red Butte Garden Art Show was the crowning achievement of her career in 1994, just a few years before her passing.

Join with Mary Lou's daughter, Mary Anne Romney, in a joint display of fine art. Mary Lou's finest botanical pieces will be displayed in miniature side-by-side with Mary Anne's modern techniques. For those who knew Mary Lou, you will see the influence that growing up around her mom has produced in her daughter's work. The delight in capturing beauty carries on.


Sat, Mar. 2, 10a.-noon.

Main Library, 210 E 400 S. $10.  


Topics include: healthy soil, crop rotation, compost basics, natural pest control, crop diversity, companion planting, and when and what to plant-all things that the novice organic gardener will want to know about.


Sat, Mar. 2, 1:30-3:30p.

The City Library, 210 E 400 S (Conference Rm 4). $10. 


Learn about cold- and warm-season crops, the differences in growing them, what to plant when, and when to get your seeds started. Also: How to grow in the cooler seasons, ways to extend your season, how to build your soil by growing in supposedly fallow times and what to expect in the garden during the coldest months of the year.   NOTE: For novice gardeners wanting to know all the basics of organic gardening, come for the 10am-noon class, "Beginning Organic Gardening" ~ same place, same price.

Sat, Mar. 2, 7-9p.  

Ken Sander's Rare Books, 268 S 200 E. Free. 

Terry Tempest Williams will give a benefit reading from When Women Were Birds, her newly released beautiful paperback edition, to support and celebrate the work of HawkWatch International.


Tues, Mar. 5, 6-7:30p.

Fiddler's Elbow, 1061 E 2100 S. Free. 


The University of Utah College of Science wants to see what you've got at their fourth Science Trivia Tournament! The night will be filled with intellect, prizes, and fun! Trivia questions will come from all four College of Science disciplines. You are welcome to arrive with a team of up to five members, or create a team when you arrive.     


Thurs, Mar. 7, 8p-2a.

Zest, 275 S 200 W.$5.

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The Element 11 Temple Crew is ready to rock and roll on another fantastic creation for 2013. They are off to a great start with design and have already begun collecting materials and creating a space for this community event. Help them raise money for lights and construction materials, enjoy Zest's signature cocktails and world-class menu and dance the night away!

There's great DJ lineup ready to bring the beats, a special hula hoop performance by the talented Charly Luna and some items from local artists being raffled at the end of the night.

DJ Lineup:
8 - 9 pm 10e
9 - 10 pm Gary Riehle
10 - midnight syn.flow
12 - 12:45am 8_bit
12:45 - close Geromie


Thurs, Mar. 7, 12:15-1:30p.

 S.J. Quinney College of Law (Rm 106), 332 S 1400 E. Free. 


Energy development and wilderness preservation are often thought of as competing and incompatible goals. Recent agreements in Utah between conservation groups, industry and federal and state governments provide real world examples that this does not have to be the case.   


Thurs, Mar. 7, 7p.

Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center,1840 S 1300 E. Free. 


Wind Uprising chronicles the turbulent journey shared by an entrepreneur and an engineer who broke trail for wind energy in coal country. This timely story details the common roadblocks that stand in the way of wind energy and the solutions that were encountered in Spanish Fork, Utah. A panel discussion with the wind developer, film's producers, Director of Utah Clean Energy and Rich Collins, Westminster MBA professor, will follow the brief film.     

Blog Updates
March marks the beginning of the end of winter! As we bid adieu to the inversion, snowy conditions and icy roads, new opportunities for growth and self-discovery begin to appear. The brightening sky is the limit!..(read more).
It's such a truly, madly, and deeply emotional week that even the most cynical curmudgeon is likely to feel the tug of all sorts of heartstrings. From the tenderness and passion of romantic love to the care and concern for family to the comfort of spiritual devotion to the fondness of friendship to the love of knowledge or even the thrill of adventure, these sensitive celestial threads have the power to turn even the simplest of daily routines into a sentimental journey...(read more).
Reader Rewards
We're giving out free passes to the Gem Faire! Fine jewelry, gems, beads, silver, minerals, crystals and more. March 22-24 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S State St.
Email [email protected] if you'd like a pass!