Events for Fundraising

Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here: https://www.utahhumane.org/PYPWS


Scott Plays Scott Joplin Part 4

Scott Plays Scott Joplin – Part Four Free Concert Friday, November 24, 2017 * 7:00 PM Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay, UT 84117 Contact: Michael Allen Gray 404-583-5461 michael_allen_gray@yahoo.com FREE CONCERT. On November 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Saint Vincent's Catholic Parish in Holladay, Scott Larrabee, Composer and Jazz Pianist will conclude his Free 4-Part Scott Joplin Concert Series "SCOTT PLAYS SCOTT" commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Music Pioneer, Legend and African-American Composer, Scott Joplin. This conclusion Concert will also feature Saint Vincent's SCOLA Cantorum. Larrabee sees this as dress run for his upcoming 2018 Concert which will honoring Scott Joplin's 150th Birthday. With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM and there will be a freewill offering to benefit "Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor" All Are Welcome * Family Friendly Scott Joplin Background Dubbed the "King of Ragtime", Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. Born in the late 1860s somewhere along the border between Texas and Arkansas, Scott Joplin took up the piano as a child and eventually became a travelling musician as a teen. He immersed himself in the emerging musical form known as ragtime and became the genre’s foremost composer with tunes like "The Entertainer," "Solace" and "The Maple Leaf Rag," which is the biggest-selling ragtime song in history. Joplin also penned the operas Guest of Honor and Treemonisha. He died in New York City on April 1, 1917. Scott Joplin's exact date of birth and location is not known, though it is estimated that he was born between the summer of June 1867 and January 1868. Born to Florence Givens and Giles Joplin, Scott grew up in Texarkana, a town situated on the border between Texas and Arkansas. The Joplins were a musical family, with Florence being a singer and banjo player and Giles a violinist; Scott learned how to play the guitar at a young age and later took to the piano, displaying a gift for the instrument. Julius Weiss, a German music teacher who lived in Joplin's hometown, gave the young pianist further instruction. Joplin was also a vocalist and would play the cornet as well. Joplin left home during his teen years and began work as a travelling musician, playing in bars and dance halls where new musical forms were featured that formed the basis of ragtime, which had distinct, syncopated rhythms and a fusion of musical sensibilities. Joplin lived for a time in Sedalia, Missouri in the 1880s and in 1893 he fronted a band in Chicago during the World Fair. He later settled in Sedalia again while continuing to travel, with the waltzes "Please Say You Will" and "A Picture of Her Face" becoming his first two published songs. Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer." inspiring the creation of Modern Jazz.


Catalyst Winter Fundraiser at The State Room

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press! Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul. Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, and Mark Webber. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show. A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. 2 drink tickets come with each ticket, to beverages from Squatters, Underground Herbal Spirits, as well as free Cru Kombucha all night. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Show: 7pm | Doors: 6pm Tickets: $45 day of, $35 pre-sale HERE, $25 for members - email sophie@catalystmagazine.net for details on CATALYST memberships.


Catalyst Winter Fundraiser at The State Room

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press! Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul. Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, and Mark Webber. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show. A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. 2 drink tickets come with each ticket, to beverages from Squatters, Underground Herbal Spirits, as well as free Cru Kombucha all night. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Show: 7pm | Doors: 6pm Tickets: $45 day of, $35 pre-sale HERE, $25 for members - email sophie@catalystmagazine.net for details on CATALYST memberships.


Catalyst Winter Fundraiser at The State Room

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press! Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul. Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, and Mark Webber. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show. A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. 2 drink tickets come with each ticket, to beverages from Squatters, Underground Herbal Spirits, as well as free Cru Kombucha all night. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Show: 7pm | Doors: 6pm Tickets: $45 day of, $35 pre-sale HERE, $25 for members - email sophie@catalystmagazine.net for details on CATALYST memberships.


Utah Avalanche Center in Ogden Fundraiser

Utah Avalanche Fundraiser in Ogden is on November 30, 2017 6:30pm. Talisman Brewery will be serving drinks and Lucky Slice will be serving pizza. $19 pre sale at Utahavalanchecenter.org or $25 at the door. First 100 people get 2:1 lift ticket voucher to Snowbasin and a swag bag. This event is to raise money for the Utah Avalanche Center in Ogden, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our missions statement is “Keeping people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth.” (https://utahavalanchecenter.org) This fundraiser will help create a part-time forecaster, outreach, and education specialist for the Ogden mountains. This will bring more avalanche education to the Ogden area and create more accurate forecasts.


CATALYST Winter Fundraiser

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press!


CATALYST Winter Fundraiser

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press!


2017 Jingle Bell Run/Walk

The Arthritis Foundation will host its annual Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 2nd at Highland High School and Sugar House Park. The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer. Register at www.jbr.org/saltlakecity $15 kids run and $30 for adults. Prices go up incrementally. Timed and untimed race options available. Sponsorship Opportunities available - please call 801/713-5720.


Brunch with Santa

Ring in the Christmas season by joining Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Sheraton Salt Lake City’s third annual Brunch with Santa. On December 2, 9, and 16, 2017 the Sheraton will serve up a fun holiday morning with the jolly old elf himself. The event includes a gourmet brunch buffet, a special kids’ buffet with cookie decorating fun and complimentary Santa photos for the whole family. Brunch with Santa attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable kid-friendly food items such as breakfast bars, individual oatmeal packets, canned soup, and applesauce cups for donation to local non-profit For the Kids, which provides meals to elementary school children in need. Current food donation requests can be found at http://www.sheratonsaltlakecityhotel.com/brunch-with-santa. For the Kids also welcomes monetary donations which will be collected and delivered by the Sheraton at the end of December. “Working with For the Kids is our chance to focus on the true spirit of the holiday season,” said Jason Ford, General Manager, Sheraton. “We’ve had such incredible support from the community in creating this magical holiday tradition and are hoping to give some of that holiday cheer back to those in need.” The Sheraton’s Brunch with Santa menu will be packed with an array of drinks, desserts, and entrees, including a seafood station featuring oysters, shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon as well as a carving station with peppercorn-and thyme-crusted prime rib and oven-roasted turkey breast. The children’s buffet will offer kids’ favorites such as French toast, a hot chocolate bar and a sugar cookie decorating area with festive toppings. A professional photographer will be on hand to provide families with complimentary photos with Santa in printed or digital format. The Sheraton’s Brunch with Santa will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the first three Saturdays in December. Reservations can be made by calling (801) 401-2000 and asking for Brunch with Santa. Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $22.50 for children 13 years of age and younger. Children three and younger eat free. Overnight packages including hotel accommodations for the Friday night before each brunch are available. Visit http://www.sheratonsaltlakecityhotel.com/ to learn more about this and all other Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel specials.