CATALYST Weekly ReaderJune 6 - June 13

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In This Issue
Yoga Bass Mantra Dance
Downtown Farmers Market Opens
Utah Asian Festival
Park Silly Sunday Market
The Andean Cosmovision
Mind Over Matter
Beekeeping for the Curious But Not Committed
Geocaching in the Swaner Preserve
Fowl Play: Dorothy and the Goslings
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Free Gem Faire Passes
Dear friends & family,

Click the link to the June issue.

This month: Facts about flukes; shipping-container retail in the Granary District; urban solar; First Unitarian solar; soccer complex and the Supreme Court; why snakes are the best; natural allergy relief with nettles & Mormon tea; a victory for Move to Amend; and LOTS more!

Best wishes,
Greta deJong, editor & publisher

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Event picks for
June 6  - June 13 

Thurs. June 6, 6-11p.

The State Room, 638 S State. $10 adv $15 door.    

The PechaKucha format, born in Tokyo in 2003 ~ 10 presenters; 20 images @ 20 seconds each ~ draws capacity audiences in SLC. An interesting line-up of artists, architects, designers, craftsmen, and educators is ready to share their passion, work and ideas. 

Fri. June 7. 
 Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $5. 
Yoga with James Davis. Dancing with DJ Charu. Mantra trance techno: Can you say fun Friday night? All ages. Vegetarian treats. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. 
June 8, 8a-2p. 

Pioneer Park, 300 S 300 W.   


The popular Downtown Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday at historic Pioneer Park! So grab your reusable grocery bag and a wad of cash, because its time to have some fun.

How to get in and out of the Market:
  1. Bike Valet: Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective provides a free bike storage for market patrons. The Bike Valet can be found on the corner of 400 South and 300 West. Don't forget your basket or backpack to tote home your fresh veggies and gifts.
  2. Fruit and Veggie Check: There is a special produce loading zone on 300 S., near the center of the block. Leave your purchases in the veggie check, then go get your car.
  3. Valet Parking: VPS will valet your car for $4. Drive to the corner of 400 W. and 300 S.
  4. Ride TRAX: There are two new TRAX stops close to Pioneer Park: Old Greek Town and Planetarium. Call RIDE-UTA or go to for schedules.
June 8, 10a-7p. 

South Town Exposition Center, 9575 S State. Free.  


Get a glimpse of Asia by celebrating the Year of the Snake with eight Asian communities. Kite-making, an Asian marketplace and a dragon boat special exhibit.

Sundays, June 9-

Sept. 22, 10a-5p. 

Main Street, Park City. Free


An eco-friendly open-air market and street festival featuring regional and local fruits and vegetables.  

Wed, June 12, 7-8:30p. 

Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness. 2290 E 4500 S. Free


A presentation covering the basic concepts of the Andean Cosmovision and a few of the meditations that open the vast, beautiful mystery that is the Cosmos.   


June 12,  7p. 

The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $15.   

A whimsical mash-up of Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, music, video, and the science of the autonomic nervous system. The latest multimedia creation of [email protected], a woman and her curious companion journey deep into the inner world of the mind. Also showing June 13 &15.

Thurs, June 13, 6:30-8p. 

Conservation Garden Park. 8275 S 1300 W. Free


Learn what it takes to keep bees. Find out how bees form hives and pollinate your plants. Gain an appreciation for our insect friends without necessarily starting a hive of your own. Registration required.   

Thurs. June 13, 4-5p. 

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. Free ($5 nonmembers).    


Learn to geocache. Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and more. GPS units provided to the first seven people or teams that sign up. 
Blog Updates


The goslings are growing bigger every day. We haven't named them yet, though I have suggested calling them "Thanksgiving" and "Christmas." Dorothy the hen is doing a great job of raising them. She sticks up for the little ones and flies in the face of the dogs or cat or geese when they get too near.


But Dorothy can't seem to defend her little ones from the other hens. When facing their talons she turns tail and runs. It's a problem because a couple of the hens -- but especially the Araucana -- want to tear the goslings to bits. Twice now I have rescued them from the beaks of our hens. I was sure that the goslings would die from the stress of the attacks, but they recovered. We now keep the hens in the pen nearly all day and let the goslings out in the yard with their mom...(read more). 



The planets begin to align in new formations this week, and the goings-on of terrestrial life reflect the celestial shifts. Mood swings- ~ lots of them, yours and others' ~ are probable, so don't be surprised if you're motivated one minute and completely without ambition the next or enthusiastic about the day when you wake up, and by the time you finish coffee, totally flummoxed about how to spend your time...(read more). 

Reader Rewards

We're giving away free passes to the Gem Faire, June 21-23! Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States.

Email [email protected] by Monday, June 10 if you'd like a pair! Make sure to include 'reader rewards' in the subject line!