CATALYST Weekly Reader May 1 - May 8

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Urban Growth Community Garden
KUED Airs Never-Before-Seen 1989 Blues Concert
The Beat Goes on! Music of The Baby Boomers
No-Kill Utah Adoption Weekend
New Roots Farm Raising
Ririe-Woodbury's Accelerate
Glow Yoga with James Hardy
Stephen Ragga Marley
5th Annual Wildlife Charity Party
Build your own Natural First Aid Kit
Plot for Peace
The Aquarium Age
Reader Rewards
Reggae Dancehall Dance Class Passes
Dear friends & family,

Look for the May issue of CATALYST starting tomorrow. It's a month where people talk about their passions: Fungophile Ardean Watts talks with Katherine Pioli about his life in nature; Darin Piccoli and Chris Mautz share with Molly Young how The State Room came to be a premier place for music in SLC; Jodi Mardesich interviews Mamachari Kombucha boss Christy Jensen on her love affair with fermentation. Dennis Hinkamp writes about Caffe Ibis co-owner Randy Wirth (who died in a motorcycle crash last month) and his love for coffee and community.

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Here are my picks for this week. Gardening, pets, yoga, music, more. Enjoy. And thanks for reading the CATALYST Weekly Reader!

Greta Belanger deJong
Editor & publisher

P.S. Dancer alert: Check out this week's Reader Reward!
Event picks for
May 1- May 8

Fri. May 2, 6p. Fairpark Area, 300 N 900 W.


This First Friday is a potluck. Bring a dish to share and a beverage of your choosing. Live music (William Kidd & Emily Hess).


Fri. May. 2, 8p. KUED.


Featuring nearly 20 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including "Superstition" and "Love Struck Baby" with guest artist Jimmy Vaughan, and Blue Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins.


May 2-3, 8p. Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple. $18-$350.


Join guest conductor Jack Everly and the Utah Symphony as they transport you back to the 1960s in a musical celebration of the Baby Boom generation. Featuring songs of the Beach Boys, Fankie Vallie, The Beatles, and some classic television themes.

May 2-4, Fri. noon-7p. Sat. 10a-7p. Sun. 10a-4p. Utah State Fairpark, 155 N 1000 W. Free admission & parking. 


More than 800 adorable animals are waiting to meet you! Adoption fees start at $25 for cats, $50 for dogs and include spay/neuter, vaccinations and adoption starter kit. Food and animal accessories vendors will be on hand.

Sat. May 3, 10a-noon. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10. 


Whether you are a beginning gardener or an old pro, this workshop should give you some fresh ideas and helpful hints to have a successful garden starting at the source: soil. 

Sat. May 3, Noon-3p.  New Roots Farm, 3060 S Lester St. Free.
Join New Roots with the International Rescue Committee of SLC for a farm raising. Help refugee farmers and gardeners get ready for a productive season by volunteering times, tools and seeds. 
Food and refreshments will be available after.
For more information contact Alex Young at:

Sat. May 3, 1-3p Wasatch Community Gardens, 824 S 400 W, Suite 127. $15.


Learn about cultivating edible mushrooms in logs and stumps using plug spawn. 



Registration required. To register, visit:


Sat. May. 3, 9-10:30p. Centered City Yoga, 926 E 900 S. $15 adv/$20 door. 


This month's "glow" will be to the classic tunes of The Police and Sting.

Sat. May 3, 9p.  The Depot, 400 W South Temple. $21. 21+ 


Don't miss Stephen Marley this weekend! Special guests Jo Mersa Marley and Wayne Marchall.

Sat. May 3, 9p-2a. Utah Art Alliance, 663 W 

100 S. $15 adv/$20 door. 


Come get your grrroove on for a good 
cause at this year's wildlife party. Featuring LLoom, Eben Flow and Jae Wonka. 


 Facebook Event Link.

Tues. May. 6, 6:30p. 
Salt Lake: Dave's Health & Nutrition880 E 3900 South
Thurs. May. 8, 6:30p. West Jordan: Dave's Health & Nutrition, 1817 W 9000 S. Free.    
Are you fully prepared for emergencies? Find out which homeopathics, herbs and other remedies are musts for your first aid kit. 

Tues. May 6, 7p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.  
A documentary that recounts the untold story of apartheid's fall, and the mysterious French businessman, "Monsieur Jacques," who was instrumental in Nelson Mandela's release from jail. 

Blog Updates 
The astral force field of the last several weeks is finally starting to loosen its magnetic grip, and as the Grand Cardinal Cross pulls apart and the tension inherent in that configuration starts to let go, lots of things-thoughts, feelings, words, and choices-are certain to let loose. As we experience restraints releasing, practicing wu wei -the Taoist practice of no unnecessary action-quickly becomes a thing of the past (which is a pity because it is a powerful remedy for reactive patterns no matter what the astral weather). As the week unfolds, certainty replaces anxiety, and because many of us will be feeling a call to action, the desire to "do" overrides the caution and consciousness of more mindful responses...(read more).
Reader Rewards  
Reggae Dancehall Dance classes  at Urban Arts Studio



This week we are giving away two free passes to Reggae Dancehall Dance classes with MekaDayz Hamil at Urban Arts Studio ($20 value). For women and men! Jamaican-born Meka teaches from her authentic training in Reggae Dancehall, a dance form which combines hip-hop and African dance moves, simultaneously giving you stellar choreography for the dance floor, as well as a great strength training exercise that targets the abs, hips, thighs, and booty. 


Checkout this video here to see the moves for yourself! 


Saturday afternoons: 3:30pm at 25 E Kensington Ave.


Email [email protected] by 10am Tuesday. Subject: REGGAE DANCE.