CATALYST Weekly Reader February 13 - February 20

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In This Newsletter:
League of Women Voters forum on GMO's
Adoptions at Best Friends
Third Saturdays: Journal Sketchbooks
Psychic Fair
Through the Lens: Visitors
The Beaver Trilogy
Yoga Rave
Energy & Climate Film Series: Carbon Nation
Lecture: The Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls - Are They Really of Much Value?
The Aquarium Age
RDT's Charette 2014

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Below are our picks for this week's events. This is an exceptional week for growing and expanding ideas. 
~ Greta deJong
editor and publisher


Event picks for
February 13 - February 20 

Thurs. Feb. 13, 6p  (discussion starts at 6:30p.)  

Girl Scouts of Utah, 445 E 4500 S, Ste.  125. Free. 


Do you have questions about GMO's? Attend this panel discussion presented by the League of Women Voters of Utah on Genetically Modified Organisms and other new agricultural technologies to have all your questions answered. Panel includes Fred Montague, one of CATALYST's  favorite scientists.


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Feb. 14-18. 11a-7p (open Tues.-Sat.) 
Best Friends Animal Adoption Center, 2005 S 1100 E.  


Buy your own beloved. Dogs and cats starting at $14.  This is where we found Tesla, CATALYST's amazing new office dog! 

Third Saturdays: Journal Sketchbooks

Sat. Feb. 15, 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free.   


Alfred Lambourne spent a year on Gunnison Island sketching and painting the Great Salt Lake. See his landcape sketches in his exhibition The Savage Poem Around Me, at the Utah Museum of Natural History until June 13.
In this activity, make your own journal sketchbook in which to sketch your own surroundings. 


Wed. Feb. 19, 6-9p. Golden Braid Books, 151 S 500 E.  $25


20-minute readings by the psychic of your choice including Ross Gigliotti, Shawn Lerwill, Barbara Liord and Kady Newland.
Call 801.322.1162 to schedule an appointment.
For psychic bios and additional information visit:

Wed. Feb. 19, 7p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. Free.

Godfrey Reggio's films (beginning with Koyaanasqatsi in 1983) fuse images with the minimalist music of composer Phillip Glass. Visitors  is a wordless visual portrait exploring humanity's evolving relationship with technology.  Reggio will explain his unique approach to documentary filmmaking in a conversation with Doug Fabrizio after the screening.
Presented by RadioWest and the Utah Film Center. 



Wed. Feb. 19, 7-9p. Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 S 200 W. $8 (suggested donation)

Three shorts written and directed by Trent Harris about a young man from the small town of Beaver, Utah who is obsessed with Olivia Newton-John. The first piece is a documentary; the second and third are dramatic works based on the documentary.
Artist talk following the screening.

Wed. Feb. 19, 7:30-9:30p  
University of Utah Union Ballroom, 200 S Central Campus Dr. Free.


From movement and
meditation to all-out celebration.


Sponsored by Art of Living.



Thurs. Feb. 20, 7p. Westminster College Gore Auditorium, 1840 S 1300 E. Free.     


A documentary illustrating how solutions to climate change boost the economy, increase national & energy security and promote health and a clean environment.


Panel discussion from Utah Clean Energy follows



Thurs. Feb 20, 7p.The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free.


A lecture by Dana M. Pike, professor of Ancient Scripture & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Associate Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University.


Blog Updates 
This week's retrograde slog--oops, I'm sorry...I meant to write 'journey'--has surprising moments of clarity embedded into its mostly frustrated and frustrating rhythm. And while those crystal clear moments don't linger long, they do offer opportunities to make decisions that will move the otherwise stagnant waters of daily life. For those of you who are stuck and thinking that you are caught in a personal version of Groundhog Day, you are. But you don't have to stay mired in an endless loop of existential angst...(read more).
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We have another pair of tickets to give away for



February 22, 2014



RDT's annual choreographer competition & fundraiser. 

5 choreographers

40 dancers 

1 hour
5 brand-spankin'-new dances

& a touch of Sister Dottie Dixon, this year's host.


Celebrity judges: Bill Allred,

Cody Derrick, Janet Gray,

Carter Livingston, Susie McCarty


Choreographers: Ashley Anderson, Graham Brown, Karin Fenn, Satu Hummasti, Nathan Shaw (reigning IRON CHOREOGRAPHER from 2013)


TO ENTER: Send me an email. Please include your tel. #. (Ticket winners from the last three months are ineligible.) I will contact winners next Monday. [email protected] 





Here is your friendly weekly reminder: Have you thanked your lungs today?

Breath by breath, let's build a community that requires clean air. Because, after all, we cherish our life transport systems. 

Try it. Focus on this hard-working organ, and give it some love. It takes just a few seconds.