CATALYST Weekly ReaderJuly 10 - July 17 

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In This Newsletter:
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Pickup
Damn These Heels
Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride
Cacao (Chocolate) Ceremony
6th Annual Rhythm & Blues Rendezvous
Urban Flea Market
9th West Farmers Market
atural History Museum of Utah Free Day
Animal Sketch Night: Cats and Dogs the leonardo
Life in the Here and Hereafter
Columbia Spotted Frog Wetland Pond Walk
Twilight Concerts: TV on the Radio
The Aquarium Age
Deer Valley Music Festival Vouchers
Dear friends & family,

Greetings from Wisconsin. I am covered in mosquito bites. Other than that, Wis. (too) is a pretty great state. En route, we stopped at Yellowstone (Polly, our art director and my niece, is a geologist by training and made this super-interesting), Devils Tower (wow) and Mt. Rushmore by night. Had a few lovely days relaxing with family. Then I spent yesterday at the Wisconsin State Capitol with lifelong best friend Kate Edwards, a Buddhist prison chaplain, who spoke eloquently before the state's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on the horrors of solitary confinement in a kickoff of a campaign called Reform Now: A Call to Accountability in the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections (#reformwiscdocnow). It was an eye-opening day. 

Click here for the July CATALYST. (Isn't that an amazing cover?!) I think we outdid ourselves this month. Pick up a hard copy at your favorite location, too.

As to what's happening in and around SLC--my picks below. ALSO a cool Reader Reward opportunity. Have a good week!

Greta Belanger deJong
Editor & publisher

Event picks for
July 10 - July 17
 July 17, 7-10a.  Holladay City Center, 4626 S 2300. Free.
Household hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic.  Check your cupboards, basement and garage for empty/forgotten containers of cleaning supplies, yard care chemicals, pesticides, fuels, batteries, used oil and antifreeze. See website for details. 


July 11-13.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $45 (10 film passes).


International LGBT Film Festival featuring independent, documentary, and foreign feature-length films and short films.


See website for full schedule and list of films:

Fri. July 11, 7:30p (check in) 10p ride starts by White Rock Bay (Antelope Island Park) 4528 W 1700 S. $30. 
The 21st annual family-friendly, non-competitive bike ride at Antelope Island State Park, in the middle of Great Salt Lake, is 24 miles long. Dress up or decorate your bike to enter into the competition to win a new bike! 

Fri. July 11, 7:30-9p. 
Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 S 700 E. $25 
Yoga and meditation with raw cacao and other nourishing herbs. 

Sat. July 12, 2-10p. 
Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 W 3100 S. Free. 
A benefit for the newly formed non-profit Utah Blues Society. Featuring Tom Bennett, Carrie Scott and The Hotties, Ides of Soul and more.
Visit website for full schedule of line-up. 

Sun. July 13, 9a-3p. 600 S Main. Free to attend. 
The place where you can find a selection of eclectic, vintage and used and unused items, including clothing, records, artwork, furniture, tools, knick-knacks and more, all in one spot. 

Sun. July 13, 9a-2p. 1000S 900 W.  
In addition to the regular early summer farmers market fare: Meet local authors and bring and swap your used books at the farmers market.   

Mon. July 14, 10a-5p. 
Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free. 
Check out the latest exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah for free. In collaboration with the Zoo, Arts and Parks funding from Salt Lake County.   


Tues. July 15, 5-8p. 

The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free. 


Venture into the ANIMAL INSIDE OUT exhibit after hours and choose from 100's of different plastinates to illustrate for the evening. Part of the Animal Inside Out free public programs. Supplies not included.


Tues. July 15, 7-9p. 

Water Wellness Center, 3727 S 900 E.


An evening of insight and connection with psychic medium Cheryl Mertz and light flow-er Ramon Flores. 


Facebook Event Link


Wed. July 16, 6-8p. 

Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $5. 
Take a short wetland walk out to the frog ponds. Chris Crockett, aquatic biologist with UDWR will give attendees a tour of the project site and speak about native amphibian habitat.

Thurs. July 17, 5p.  Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. $5.   
An American art rock band formed in 2001, whose music spans many diverse genres, from post-punk to electro to soul music. With special guest, Twin Shadow. 

Blog Updates 
Welcome to 2014: Part 2, the retro-free second half the year, when all the planets that drive the day-to-day mechanics of daily life-Mercury, Venus, and Mars- are in forward gear, unimpeded by a cosmic impulse to reflect on the past, as well as absolutely free to move at their own pace. If you haven't already experienced the "direct effect" on attitudes and activities, yours or others', don't worry. Some transitions take more than a moment to facilitate. But if you have noticed the change of air, you could find yourself relishing the change of pace, happily making plans or simply enjoying the almost hassle-free ride. And while there are a couple of planetary bumps over the course of the next several weeks, it will be fairly easy to fold those obstacles into regular routines without too much disruption. So if you haven't already, take a deep breath, and allow yourself to relax...(read more).

Reader Rewards 
July 11- Aug. 2, 7:30p  Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City.   

Win 2 FREE tickets vouchers for a Utah Symphony concert of your choice from the list below during the Deer Valley Music Festival!(Not eligible if the concert is sold out): 

  • Music of John Williams (7/11)
  • Music of U2 with the Utah Symphony (7/12)
  • Overture (7/18)
  • Orchestra (7/25)
  • The John Lennon Experience Starring Tim Piper (7/26)
  • The Neil Diamond Tribute with the Utah Symphony (8/2)


To be eligible, all you have to do is post a selfie on your Instagram with any CATALYST issue with the #catalystmagazine. Please tag us, too!