Events for Fundraising

Expressions of Us Art Show

Join us for an evening of beautiful art, jazz music, and hors d'ouerves as we celebrate the outstanding work of the artists participating in the Work Activity Center's Creative Arts program. Sponsored by the JMP Foundation, the Expressions of Us Art Show showcases one-of-a-kind pieces created by our clients and helps raise funds to support the program in the upcoming year. All proceeds from ticket and art sales go directly towards the Center's Creative Arts program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, in-person at the Work Activity Center, or at the Aviary on the evening of the event.


Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City would like to invite you to join our Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive! Donate clean, new or like-new winter clothing to newly arrived refugees in our community between September 11th and October 6th. Learn more and RSVP for a drop off at Rescue.org/WarmWelcomeSLC.


Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City would like to invite you to join our Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive! Donate clean, new or like-new winter clothing to newly arrived refugees in our community between September 11th and October 6th. Learn more and RSVP for a drop off at Rescue.org/WarmWelcomeSLC.


2nd Annual Shriners Ham Shoot

Welcome Everyone! Come win a Ham and have fun! Grand Prize: Lifetime Diamond Membership to FRONT SIGHT For more information Call: Bill Broyles (801)803-9236 or Bob Shupe (801)509-6161


5th Annual Run To Rescue 5K

Ready! Get set! Mark your calendars! The 5th Annual Run to Rescue 5k Trail Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, September 23, 2017! Come run or walk in the name of animals on the King Nature Park and Bonneville Shoreline Trails. We will have foster dogs as running buddies as well! Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/run-to-rescue-5k-trail-runwalk-tickets-37053155987 Consider a donation on top of your registration fee for a little extra help for the pets! This 5k Fun Run is a benefit Four Paws Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue agency in Cache Valley.


Hoppy Hour

This party will celebrate the release of 'Clothing Hoptional', an annual beer made by Wasatch Brewery with hops harvested from open space protected by the Summit Land Conservancy. The $15 entry fee will get you apps, 2 drinks, and enter you into an opportunity drawing with awesome prizes! The proceeds will go to the Summit Land Conservancy and their efforts in saving land in Summit County for the benefit of people and nature. Drink beer, save land!


Free Scott Joplin Concert Scot Plays Scott

Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of African-American composer and pianist Scott Joplin, local composer and Jazz Pianist Scott Larrabee will be performing part three of his four part recital series "Scott Plays Scott" showcasing the entire Scott Joplin Catalogue. 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". 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."


Performance Art on Race, Class and Gender Benefiting the Sociology C

Join us for readings and spoken word pieces by Anne Cullimore Decker, actor and philanthropist; Janice Brooks, public affairs strategist, business consultant and actor; and the Truth Cypher, a community spoken word collective featuring Jarred Martinez and Saia Langi. The performances will be followed by a community conversation. Hors d’oeuvres before and after the event. All proceeds support the Sociology Community Scholarship Fund for underserved students in the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah. The event is free for students with a valid student I.D. but tickets must be reserved through box office. General admission tickets are $20. Call 801-363-7522 or online at https://tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent189.html


29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon

LeaderLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature annual event. This year, YWCA Utah will honor up to five remarkable women with Outstanding Achievement Awards, and we are pleased to present Soledad O'Brien as keynote speaker. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support YWCA Utah’s programs and services to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families.


29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon

LeaderLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature annual event. This year, YWCA Utah will honor up to five remarkable women with Outstanding Achievement Awards, and we are pleased to present Soledad O'Brien as keynote speaker. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support YWCA Utah’s programs and services to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families.