Two weekend passes to the Gem Faire 
March 25, 26 and 27 at South Towne Exposition Center.
Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, fossils, "findings," more!  GemFaire.com

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CATALYST Event Picks for 3/11 - 3/17

FRI 3/11
Jenkstars Sustainable Living Art & Music (SLAM)
@ Jenk Star CASL. 7pm-2am. Monthly gathering of artists, permaculture pioneers & upcycle engineers. Workshops: Terrarium Making (Jodi  Mardesich Smith), Voting & Your Neighborhood Caucus (Mark Hammond), Bee Keeping (Robert Carlisle). Music by Anthony Motto, E.ghtB.t, Fulbot, Scarecrow. $10 (website or cash-only at door). 2225 S. 585 E. More info.
FRI 3/11
@ OP Rockwell. 8pm (doors @ 5). Shamrocks on the Rocks Tour 2016. Swagger has been performing their brand of high energy music going on nine years, blending American rock, funk, jazz and country with Celtic stylings that results in an amazing sound of their own. $10-20. 268 Main St., PC. More info.
FRI 3/11
Joyful Path, Joyful Result
@ The Yoga Center. 7p. A Buddhist teaching with Venerable Acharya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young. Learn simple and practical methods for bringing joyful happiness into your daily activities surrounding work, family and community. Free. 4689 S. Holladay Blvd. Email. 
SAT 3/12
Winter Market: Sustainable Living Solutions
@ Rio Grande. 10a-2p. Local non-profits and sustainably driven companies will be on hand to share tips for Earth-friendly goods and services. ALSO: electronics recycling station for
batteries, computers, cell phones, fax/copy machines, ink/toner cartridges,keyboards, monitors, phones, servers, stereos, audio equipment, VCRs, DVDs, washers and dryers (no refrigerators or old-school tube TVs).
Produce available this week: carrots, kale, bok choi, shallots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, onions, lettuce, leeks, kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage, radish, beets, garlic, herbs, micro greens, collard greens, cucumbers, spinach. Other: yogurt, cheese, beef, pork, lamb, dried beans, Utah trout, sustainably harvested wild seafood, eggs, honey. Lots of free parking. 300 S. Rio Grande St
More info.
SAT 3/12
Maximizing Small Spaces and Garden Organization
@ Sugagreen Hub. 10:30-12:30. CATALYST garden writer James Loomis will share tips and tricks to optimize your limited garden space. Master the garden calendar, mapping, succession planting, crop rotation, and much more. $40 ($20 to those who mention CATALYST). 1967 S 800 E. For info and registration, call Adriane, 385.202.0661. More info. 
SUN 3/13 & TUES 3/15
Talks by Rev. Michael Dowd
aka "Rev. Reality"

@ First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake. SUNDAY, 8:30a ~ Sacred Realism and Evi­dential Mysticism: The Simple Truth of Good and Evil. Our sacred responsibility to future generations. TUESDAY, Mar 15, 7p-8:30p ~ The Future Is Calling Us To Greatness: Why Science Honoring Religion Matters on a Rapidly Overheating Planet. The economy, climate, governance, global conflicts: troubles abound. It is our generation's one brief moment in the immense and unbroken journey of life. Free. 569 S 1300 E. 
MON 3/14
Forgiveness Workshop
 @ Marriott Library, U of U. 6:30p. Dr. Fred Luskin, founder and director of the Forgiveness Project at Stanford University, will facilitate. Free. 295 S. 1500 E. More info. 
MON-TUES 3/14-15
Integrative Health and Resiliency Conference
@ Marriott Library, U of U. 8:15a. 2-day conference on the latest evidence-based research and support for integrative health practices for healthcare professionals--conventional and integrative, educators, students and anyone interested in learning about an integrative approach to healthcare and treatment. $130. 295 S. 1500 E. More info. 
WED 3/16
Impact Hub Project Night
@ Impact Hub. 6:30pm. Weekly, creative problem-solving forum. Come brainstorm and collaborate on your own and others'  ideas and projects. $10 (members free). 150 S. State St. More info
WED 3/16
Grammarphobia: Writing Tips Workshop
@ SLCC. 6p-8p. Address some of the most common grammar questions and understand the "rules" behind them. $10. 210 E. 400 S. More info. 
WED 3/16
Psychic Fair
@ The Golden Braid, 6p-9p. Meet with Ross Gigliotti, Shawn Lerwill or EmilySpirit. Or all three! $25/20 min. To book appointments: 801.322.1162. 151 500 E. More info. 
A Note from the Editor 
by Greta Belanger deJong   

Dear friends & family,

It's been a crazy week. I started school ~ the Goldman Sachs Foundation's 10,000 Small Businesses program. Along with 29 others, I'm a proud scholar in the program's 10th Utah cohort, made up entirely of small business owners.

Business school? For a bleeding liberal magazine editor & publisher? Hell yeah; I should've done it years ago. No one told me; and if they did, I wouldn't have listened. This program is unique. And the timing is perfect.

We've established the nonprofit Common Good Press dba CATALYST and, for the first time ever, we're inviting our readers to join in supporting us. If you're among those who say CAT has played an integral role in building a more livable Salt Lake over the last 34 years, then I invite you to show your support via the Love UT Give UT campaign happening online all of March. We'll still have ads. But if we can find other means of support ~ grants and reader contributions ~ we won't be limited by them. Please see the notice in this email for donating to CATALYST. We love our readers. But financially supportive readers, at any level? Yep, we love you even more. Thank you!


In bed, about ready to turn out the light. Then Malia's ginormous ears perk up and swivel. I hear it, too ~ a strangled sound coming from the bathroom. It's the toilet.

I try a faucet. No water ~ just Darth Vader trapped somewhere in my sewer, breathing heavily. In a moment, water burps out. (Read more.)

Transformation Astrology: March 9-15  

by Ralfee Finn  

It's just another wonky week here on Earth, with lots of things continuing to turn inside out and upside down, while lots of folks continuing to try to make sense of a world that seems to spun itself into a parallel universe, where very little is as it once was. In the United States, we're trying to understand how the Republicans lost control of their grand old party and handed over their belligerent base to their self-created Trumpenstein. And their dismay is so bad, it's almost possible to feel sorry for them as they flounder in the chaos of Trump's triumph. What are moderate Republicans to do? (Yes...I know moderate Republicans could be an oxymoron...but there are still some.) Are they to vote Democrat? Not vote at all? Or run a third party candidate? It's hard to find answers if you're a non-Trump, non-Evangelical Republican. Perhaps a savior with savoir faire will rise out of the mist and offer redemption--but as of Monday, it won't be Bloomberg. (Read more.)
The Novice's Grimoire: March 10-17 Chrysophrase

by Z. Smith  

What a strenuous, persistent, magnificent life! I have, for the past week, been entirely consumed by an assortment of projects, as I am sure you have, and in the flow of things I nearly forgot to check in. So, hello, and welcome once again to The Novice's Grimoire. Let's take a moment, collectively breathe, pull up a chair to our favorite table, and indulge in a hearty serving of chocolate-because it has been that kind of week-and talk about the crystal chrysoprase. (Read more.)
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