CATALYST Events ~ Resources for Creative Living
July 2 - July 9

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Dear friends and family,

Here's the July CATALYST, left. Lots of short stuff this month.

What a momentous last few weeks in our country. It's an interesting time to be alive.

See my picks, below, for upcoming events.

Have a great weekend,
Greta deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
July 2- July 9
Prayers for Compassion
@ Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa 

Thurs., July 2, 6:30pm thru
Sun., July 5, 2pm
Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 740 S. 300 W.  
Generating continuous compassionate prayers (day and night) for the people of Nepal and collecting earthquake rebuilding funds for their teacher in Kathmandu.   
"Fare thee well" Grateful Dead Simulcast
Sat., Jul 4, 6pm-midnight
The State Room

Celebrate the 50th anniversery of Grateful Dead with the four remaining original members as they reunite for their final five concerts ever. 
Sat., July 4, 9am-noon
Winchester Park (1200 W. Winchester St.), Murray. 
Look at the sun through a solar telescope. Learn about solar flares, sun spots and more. Free.
Sat., July 4, 8am-2pm
Pioneer Park, 300 S. 200 W. 

Yes, the market is "on" for 4th of July! Come for your vegetables, fruit, meats and more. Cooking demo: Celebrate the 4th with homemade pie baking.  
Sun., July 5, 7-8:30pm:
Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 So. 700 E.
Free (donations accepted). 

Workshop ~ A Bit of Kitsch.     
Mon., July 6 (continues  July 7), 9am-3pm 
Art Access, 230 S. 500 W. #125

Image-transfer furniture. They provide the metal folding chair, "special super sauce," stencils, fabric, paint;
 You provide the creativity.
Mon., July 6, 6-7pm, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah, behind the Visitor Center in the Courtyard  


High-energy Afro-Brazilian music and dance performance. Bring a picnic and blanket. Regular garden admission; members free.
Wetland Pond Walk
Tues., July 7, 6-8pm 
Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter,
1258 Center Drive, Park City.
Take a short wetland walk out to the frog ponds where the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reintroducing the Columbia spotted frog. Swaner EcoCenter staff will give you a tour of the project site and speak about the importance of wetland ecosystems as native wildlife habitat. Meet at the Swaner EcoCenter and then carpool to the Preserve entrance.    
Police Accountability Summit Planning Meeting
Tues., July 7, 6-7pm
ACLU, 355 N. 300 W. (north of West High, west side of the street; shared parking lot with the State Farm Insurance office)

Citizens involved in police accountability advocacy -- ACLU, UAPB, Raise Your Pen, Activist Corner, Racially Just Utah, Utahns for Peaceful Resolution -- are meeting to discuss building a "blueprint" for coordinated action in 2015-2016. Come if you would like to be involved in helping to prevent unnecessary violence and needless police-involved deaths.


Wasatch Jazz Project: 
Big Band Swing Dance Tuesdays @ The Gallivan.
Tues., July 7 
Gallivan Center 239 South Main St. Dance lessons 7pm, music 7:30-9:30pm.  Free.

The Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band plays swing favorites and jazz greats. Big Band Tuesdays are on most Tuesdays through the end of Sept. Bring a picnic!

Ukulele Social Hour

Wed., July 8, 7pm 
City Library, Glendale branch. 1375 S. Concord (1240 W.).

Bring your ukulele and join other ukulele players once a month to share tips, practice, perform, and chat. All levels of experience are welcome.


Creating on Purpose: Retreat with Anodea Judith
July 9-12
Solitude Mountain Resort

Take a deep look at your life, from the top down, as you learn to engage with the spinning balls of personal energy identified by the ancients as chakras. Anodea Judith, who pretty much wrote the book on chakras (Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System) is in town to show you how to manifest your heart's deepest desires. Results-oriented. $495 (includes lunch, lodging extra). 
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