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We want our readers to be healthy and happy. That's why we made the June CATALYST theme "Contraception." These articles may be a must-read for anybody trying to avoid pregnancy and STIs.

In spite of the fact that the last episode of "Sex and the City" aired over 10 years ago, this month's content will probably get CATALYST pulled from a few distribution sites here in Salt Lake City (this happens periodically). We think it's worth the gamble, and hope you agree.

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Have a great weekend,
Greta deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for June 4 - June 11 

Thurs., June 4, 6:30-8:30pm.
Sweet Library 455 F St. Free. 
Having a productive and healthy vegetable garden during the dry, hot summers of Utah can be challenging. Learn how to prepare your soil to retain moisture, when and how much to water, various watering techniques including drip irrigation and tips to avoid excess evaporation. Instructor: Britney Hunter.  
Fri., June 5, 8:30pmWheeler Farm, 6351 S 900 E. Free.

Salt Lake Astronomical Society members will be on hand with several telescopes. Observe breathtaking views of the planets and other stellar objects. Learn what a "planetary nebula" is, how telescopes work, how to easily find your direction at night, and much more. Weather permitting. 

Fri., June 5, 9p
Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 E. $10 ($5 before 10:30pm).
James Loomis (aka illoom) is CATALYST's garden columnist who is widely known  for making awesome sounds at Urban Lounge each first Friday.  
Sat., June 6, 1-3p. Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W.  $10.

Learn the basics of pollinator attracting, bee keeping and honey harvesting, and why bees and pollinators are important parts of every garden's ecosystem. Registration is required. Note: This workshop is part of the Honey Bee Festival (11am-3pm, free) which includes live demonstrations, kids' activities and local food and honey tastings.
Sat., June 6, 9p-2a.
Garage On Beck,
1199 N Beck St. $10.

Join the SLC family of house music enthusiasts for this season opening event for Groove Garden. Celebrate diversity in Utah. DJ's: Riche Boom, Jesse Walker, Nick James, Hot Noise. 

Sun., June 7, 10a
Parade route: Starting on the corner of 400 East and 200 South, the parade route heads west on 200 South. It disbands just past the Salt Palace. 

additional pride festival info at:  
Sun., June 7, 7p.
Main City Library,
210 E 400 S. Free. 
Matthew Shepard was a young gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, this film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life. Presented by Utah Film Center. 
Sun., June 7, 1-3p.
We Are Yoga SLC, 2645 Parleys Way, Ste. 100. $45.
Balarama Chandra will show you how to make ghee, kitchari and spice blends to assist with digestion and balancing the doshas (kapha, pitta and vata). He will discuss theory and simple but practical applications of Ayurvedic cooking, holistic care, health and wellness through cooking. Pre-register.
Mon., June 8, 6-8p.
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $6-$10 (members free). 
(Behind the Visitor Center in the Courtyard.) Divya Narayanan introduces Utah to Indian classical forms of dancing including Bharatnatyam, Mohini­attam, Kathakali and Bollywood dance style. 

Tues., June 9, 6-8pSLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 S Ste. 8. $30.
Learn how to use journals as an expression of the creative self and how to turn daily writing into creative works. Prompts, photographs, sketches. Registration is required. 
Tues.- Fri., June 9-12, 6-8pMarriott Center for Dance, 330 S. 1500 E.
SaltDanceFest is a two-week modern dance workshop. Here are some events open to the public (free): 
JUNE 9 * Open Forum Showing  / 6:30PM
JUNE 10 * Artists' Panel Discussion  / 6:30PM
JUNE 11 * Artists' Concert  / 7PM
JUNE 12 * Festival Concert  / 7PM 

Tues., June 9, 7-9:30p (7-7:30 lessons)Gallivan Center 239 S. Main Street. Free.
The Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band is Utah's premier big band, playing swing favorites and jazz greats. Most Tuesdays through end-September.
Fri., June 12, 6pMain City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.
Music, tarot, astrology readings & healers (including Krista Clement, Jill Rasmussen, Cheryl Fowler, Renne Keith, Laurie Frazier, Stephanie Hekker, Nick Critchlo and Shelly Fadon). 
7pm: Dream Dialogue with Machiel Klerk: A relational and experiential approach to dreaming. Machiel is the founder of the Jung Society of Utah. His way of working with a dream is to, essentially, befriend it. You're sure to leave with some new insights. 
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