CATALYST Weekly ReaderSept. 25- Oct. 2

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In This Newsletter:
Adopt an Adult Cat for Free
Ririe-Woodbury Presents: Fall Season
Gem Faire
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale
Solar Day Salt Lake
Green City Music Fest
Raptor Watch Day
Prescription Drug Turn-in
Poor Yorick's Fall Open Studio
Classical Greek Theatre Festival
Poetry SLAM
Maintaining Low-Water Landscapes
Moose in Utah: The Latest Research
Artist Workshop with Marcee Blackerby
Jung Society Lecture
Celebrate the Bounty
RDT Threshold
Plan Ahead: Living More with Less
The Aquarium Age
Dear friends & family,

Okay, so I went a bit overboard on this week's picks. It's just that kind of week. Enjoy!

~ Greta Belanger deJong
editor & publisher

(Click on cover, above left, for this month's issue of CATALYST magazine.)
Event picks for
Sept. 25- Oct. 2  
Through the month of September, Mon-Sat 11a-7p Sun- 11a-4p. Best Friends Animal Society, 2005 S 1100 E. Free.
No fees. Just purrs. Through September, adopt any adult cat for free! Cats come spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and with 30 days of free pet insurance.


Sept. 25-27, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $35. 
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's FALL SEASON juxtaposes three male choreographic voices: New York-based choreographer Jonah Bokaer's conceptual approach to dance occupies a space between choreography, visual art, and moving images; German choreographer Johannes Wieland investigates the concepts of celebrity and stardom in our society; and finally, R-W Artistic Director Daniel Charon's energetic and vibrantly kinetic piece explores the breakneck speed of the world around us.

Sept. 26-28, 10a-6p (10a-5p Sun). South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S State. $7 (weekend pass).
One of the largest gem, jewelry and bead shows in the United States. Discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals gold and silver tools and more, all under one roof. Bring along their ad from CATALYST Magazine and get $2 off the price of admission! 


Sept. 26 (3-7:30p) & 27 (9a-7:30p)

Regular admission/members free. (Memberships start at $35. Buy one!) 



Fall is the time to plant garlic, shallots, spring flowering bulbs, trees and shrubs. You'll find a wide selection of flowering bulbs, ornamental grasses, organic garlic bulbs, flowering perennials, and native and waterwise plants. Take some time to stroll through the garden, too. The native grasses are beautiful this time of year! 

Sat. Sept. 26, 6p. Sugar House Park, Fabian Pavilion,1400 E 2100 S. Free. 


Performing in honor of the First International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Beat the Bomb). Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Over 17,000 nuclear weapons still exist in the world today and many of them are still on high alert.  This International Day is about raising public awareness and mobilizing international efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons once and for all.  We need to let our world leaders know we are still concerned and want them to negotiate disarmament now! For those of us who hold a vision of a nuclear weapons-free world, this will be a special day to celebrate and help spread the word. This could be the beginning of a brand new Ban the Nukes movement.
Presented in partnership with the Gandhi Alliance for Peace, United Nations Association of Utah and the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Sat. Sept. 27, 1-5p. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S 900 E. Free


 This 100% solar-powered event is the largest gathering of the solar industry of the year. Companies include American Solar Power, Sunlight Solar Systems, Gardner Engineering, Creative Energies, Hartman Heating & Plumbing, SES Green Energy and Solartek Solutions. Other sponsors include LA LED, Greenify Energy Savers, the Green Academy at Salt Lake Community College, Salt lake County, Catalyst Magazine, Water Wellness Center, Utah Interfaith Power and Light, and Utah's Office of Energy Development.... and more are coming. Speakers at the top of every hour.

Facebook Event Link  

Sept. 26-27, Sat 4p-2a, Sun 12p-2a.  

Impact Hub, 150 S State. $14-$75.  


This 2-day festival engages premier social innovators, organic demonstrations, craft beer, and national and local music acts who all come together in an effort to cultivate positive growth in the heart of downtown. See trailer (from last year's event) at website below. 


Sat. Sept. 27, 9a-4p. Squaw Peak Trail Road scenic overlook. See website for direction details. 


Thousands of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey fly through Utah's crisp, clear skies every fall. See the birds and learn more about them at the parking lot overlook. 

Sat. Sept. 27, 10a-2p. 
Smith's Marketplace, 600 N 1174 W. and Salt Lake City Hall, 451 S State (east side entrance). 



Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. A member of the Salt Lake City Police Department will be on site to help out and answer questions. 


Sat. Sept. 27, 4-10p. 
Poor Yorick Studios, 126 W Crystal Ave (2590 S). Free admission. 
For a quiet stroll, step in during the afternoon to purchase your own one-of-a-kind art. For a more lively gallery peruse, come after dark with the opening of bottles joined by the jazzy sounds of Earth Circles. Check out the work of Jodi Mardesich Smith, Andrew Rice, Rad Greenwell, Alise Zoller, Hadley Rampton and dozens more!

Sept. 27-28, 8:30am pre-show lecture; 9am performance. Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, 301 Wakara Way. Adults $15, members $10, children $7. 

Euripides' dark tragedy Hecuba, written 2,400 years ago, is a story of grief and revenge that will leave you loving your very own life. Bring breakfast and a blanket. 

Sat. Sept. 27, 2p.
SLC Main Library, Amphitheatre. Free.

Slam Poetry is a competitive spoken word event where poets will step up to the microphone to have their hearts judged by five random people in the audience. Hosted by performance poet RJ Walker. 

Mon. Sept. 29, 6:30-7:30p.
 Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre, 301 Wakara Way. Free/registration required.


Fifth in a series of six free lectures sponsored by the Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Presented by Dr. Larry Rupp, USU Extension Ornamental horticulture Specialist. 

Tues. Sept. 30, 6-8p.
 Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $5/Free.


You're hiking up Millcreek Canyon and... whoa, there's a moose! What to do? Come find out. Dan MacNulty, wildlife ecology professor at Utah State University, will talk about the population ecology of moose in northern Utah. Wild Aware Utah, a local collaborative educational program whose mission is to minimize human-wildlife conflicts, will present safety information related to encountering moose. 

Wed. Oct. 1, 7p.
 Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. $16-18.  


Join local artist and storyteller Marcee Blackerby to learn how to make your own Halloween wreath using animal bones, seedpods and other items found in Utah. 

Thurs. Oct. 2, 7-9p.
 Saltair room, U of U, 200 S Central Campus Dr. Donations appreciated. 


Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.He will describe the importance of finding a personal story which articulates a sense of coherence amid the chaos of illness, a way in which story expresses our distress to others and allows others to witness and be empathetic. 

Thurs. Oct. 2, 7p.
 Grand Hall at Union Pacific Depot, 400 W South Temple. $65 (general). $125 (VIP).


Features more than 20 locally owned award-winning restaurants. These restaurateurs and fellow food artisans are leaders in Salt Lake City's emerging food community. 

Thurs. Oct. 2-4, 7:30p.
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $30.


Enter the dream-like world of dance--up-ended, surreal, profound. The season opener features the world premiere of "By The Snake," by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof, practitioners of the famed Gaga Movement Language. Also see Stephen Koester's "Fever Sleep,"  Zvi Gotheiner's six sensuous and unforgettable duets set to haunting Brazilian-Indian music, and Viola Farber's "Passengers" (1970), inspired by Cunningham's "chance" philosophy.  

Fri. Oct. 3,1:30-6:30p.
 Science Building of the Utah Valley University, Room SB134, 800 W University Parkway, UVU, Orem. Free.


A free conference to hear world-class speakers and educators Richard Heinberg, Robert Davies, Warner Woodworth and Erin Silva. 

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Oct. 3-5,1:30-6:30p.
 Prospector Square, 2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City. $100-$200.


The Wild Women Symposium is an empowerment and education weekend bringing together women from all walks of life, experiences and backgrounds. Teachers and facilitators who specialize in the intuitive arts, healing modalities, fitness, nutrition, and movement have come together to share their gifts and knowledge during this event. Featuring CATALYST's own Suzanne Wagner, longtime "Metaphors" columnist! 

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