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Arbor Day Poster Exhibit
POP-UP Ogden: Mini Exhibitions
IAMA Free Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Artful Afternoons: Oodles of Doodles
Urban Arts Festival
19th Annual Llama Festival
Getting to Know Lichens
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
NOW: The Wedding Dance Performance
3rd Annual Solar Day
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Tix to The White Buffalo at The State Room
Tix to Griffin House at The State Room
Dear Friends & Family,

"We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities," says Bill Mollison, the Pogo-like author of permaculture's principles, referring to the challenge and promise we face on Earth today. I'm at a two-week intensive permaculture design course where I am coming to grips with the necessity for Earth care, people care and future care: living within limits and returning the surplus. Under the guise of good garden design, what I'm learning is equally a philosophy and action plan for life.

We're at the pristine-aired Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. It is monsoon season. Crickets, coyotes, massive clouds, a waterfall. In lectures from 8:30am-6pm, with films in the evening, and conversation around the fire. It's been a while since my brain has been stretched and kneaded this much. It would be easier if I'd paid better attention in high school chemistry and when John tried to teach me to read a compass and a topographical map.

But we all start where we're at ~ our class of 43 includes two precocious teens as well as people in their 60s, with as wide a range of skills.

I'm thrilled to be here. But I know you will have a good, opportunity-rich week in Salt Lake City as well, based on the suggestions below.

If you haven't picked up your July CATALYST, here it is. You'll see several stories on solar energy, gardening stories, a visit to Bistro on Third, a look at the Ballet West reality-based TV show "Breaking Pointe" and lots more.

Till next week,
Greta deJong, editor & publisher

P.S. I've always been a fan of Stevie Wonder. In light of his response to the George Zimmerman acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin ~ a performance boycott of Florida as long as the state's Stand Your Ground gun law exists ~ I am prouder than ever to be a fan and inspired by his action.



** 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 left.




Event picks for
July 18 - July 25 


July 19, 6-9p. Artspace Commons, 824 S 400 W, B113. Free.   
Check out the gallery stroll dedicated to trees. Featuring artwork from local students from the Utah Arbor Day Poster Contest. There will be food trucks, face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk art and more. 


Fri. July 19, 7p-2a. Alleged, 205 25th Street,
Ogden. Free.


Installations and wall projections from artists Kasey Lou Lindley and Alexandra Reintjes for the first POP-UP OGDEN Mini Exhibitions. This is a 21+ event.

Sat. July 20, 11a-11p. The Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. Free. 


Featuring Justin Townes Earle, Growing Old Men, Amy Speace and more. See website for schedule and details. 

Sat. July 20, 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Dr. Free. 


Meet artist Trent Call. Make a Spirograph. Films, performances, treasure hunt, chalk drawing and more. Family friendly. 

Sat. July 20, 11a-8p. 

The Gateway, 90 S 400 W. Free.   

Drawing more than 5,000 people last summer, the Urban Arts Festival showcases hundreds of urban artists, performers and musicians. Sponsored by the Urban Arts Alliance.

Sat. July 20,  5p.

Krishna Temple, 8628 South State Road, Spanish Fork. $3.

The festival highlights llamas and their owners, complete with an obstacle course, live music, dancing and more. 

Mon. July 22, 10a-12p. 

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden Admission.   


Lichens, one of the most bizarre forms of life, are actually composed of two or three different types of organisms. Take a walk through the garden to take a closer look at many "likeable lichens" common to our area. 

Thurs. July 25, Draper Park, 12500 S 1300 E. Free.


Household hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. Dispose of it properly to help protect our groundwater and the health of our community at the free household hazardous waste collection.

July 26-27, 7:30p. Masonic Temple, 650 E South Temple. $15-$30.


 A collaborative and context-driven performance choreographed by Charlotte Boye-Christensen in which the artists and the site itself generate many of the fundamental ideas for the project. 

July 27, 12-6p. Liberty Park, 900 S 700 E. Free.


CATALYST is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Solar Day!  


Solar Day Salt Lake features an education on solar electricity and hot water for home and business. Emergency back-up systems will be presented. Live music by Kate MacCleod, Desert Wind and others. Speakers include Utah's solar industry leaders. On-site will be representatives from Utah's solar industry. 

Blog Updates

The routines of daily life unfold in planetary surround sound this week, and the sheer din of interactions could be deafening ~ and in certain cases, disturbing. Several channels ~ internal and external, individual and collective ~ are broadcasting simultaneously, and because each and every signal covers a broad spectrum of ideas and emotions, many of us are likely to feel overwhelmed by a barrage of information and opinion...(read more).   

Reader Rewards
We're giving away tickets to The White Buffalo at the State Room. Show is Friday, July 26. Doors at 8p, music at 9. 21+.

Email [email protected] by Monday, July 22 for a chance to win a pair! Make sure to include 'reader rewards' in the subject line. Tickets will be available at our office.

We're giving away tickets to Griffin House at the State Room. Show is Monday, July 29. Doors at 7p, music at 8. 21+.

Email [email protected] by Monday, July 22 for a chance to win a pair! Make sure to include 'reader rewards' in the subject line. Tickets will be available at our office.