Events for Classes & Workshops

Utah Film Center: Tumbleweeds Film Festival For Kids

Utah Film Center is proud to announce the in-person return of the Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville from May 20th - 22nd, 2022 and online from May 20th - 29th! Tumbleweeds, the Mountain West’s only international film festival for families, presents new, culturally-enriching, curated cinema for ages 4 and up (both in-person and online). This year's Festival features the best animation and live-action film from around the world, and offers opportunities to participate in our media arts workshops and explore a variety of activities designed to balance visual content, active play, and critical thinking in our Clubhouse and Workshops. The Tumbleweeds Clubhouse exhibits are free for all attendees and feature craft and technology activities that offer an exciting and fun approach to storytelling and creativity. Regarding the Workshops, Utah Film Center is once again thrilled to bring together some of the most creative collaborators to host a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences designed to immerse audiences in a wide variety of creative mediums. Our overall theme is EXTRAORDINARY KIDS DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. The films highlight themes about space exploration, life on other planets, children overcoming enormous challenges, and kids with superpowers. FESTIVAL INFORMATION: https://tumbleweedskids.org/ FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/374484621252591 Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the Festival! MAIKA May 20 at 7:00 pm After a meteor falls to earth, 8-year-old Hung meets an alien girl from the planet Maika, searching for her lost friend. The alien helps Hung make new friends and heal a broken heart. But danger lurks everywhere. Things could be better for 8-year-old Hung, who is grieving the loss of his mother, who died a year ago. One night, he witnesses a meteor shower and an errant falling star that lands in the nearby countryside. He investigates, but instead of finding a fallen star, he meets a new friend, and he decides to do everything he can to help her. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/maika/ NYCIFF KID FLICKS ONE 2021-2022 May 21 at 10:00 am Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. Share your love of cinema with your little ones with Kid Flicks, curated to charm all ages and especially introduce our youngest viewers, ages 3+, to their very first screen experiences. Little Emi in The Yogi Walrus craves ice cream and always wants more, but learning to savor is the cherry on top. Meanwhile, in Kenya’s Symphony, a stubborn 5-year-old reluctantly heads off to a performance with her mom, but when the music starts, will a passion bloom? Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but needs to adjust his wild and wooly style amidst a troupe of cool creatures in Mido and the Instrumals. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/nyciff-kid-flicks-one-2021-2022/ SUPA MODO May 21 at 12:00 pm Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village’s support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Newcomer Stycie Waweru delivers a captivating and earnest performance, imbuing her character with a subtle strength that ignites the screen. This film is a stunning reminder of the power of imagination. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/supa-modo/ THE STRANGEST GIRL IN THE WORLD May 21 at 2:00 pm Melién is 15 years old and has an incredible imagination. She loves to read mystery books, draw monsters and write horror stories. She is happy with her way of being, even though at school they say she is “The strangest girl in the world”. But, the problem she has is above that, apparently, her drawings are coming to life. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/the-strangest-girl-in-the-world/ ZERO GRAVITY May 21 at 6:30 pm Zero Gravity is a powerful and inspirational story about education, science, and the next generation that follows a diverse group of middle school students who compete in a nationwide competition to code satellites aboard the International Space Station. Seen through the wondrous eyes of three young innovators and their first-time coach, they each embark on an intimate and personal journey to the final frontier as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/zero-gravity/ ANIMATION CELEBRATION May 22 at 10:00 am A collection of animated short films from all ages that celebrate different animation types. Films in the program to be announced! Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/animation-celebration/ JACKIE & OOPJEN May 22 at 12:00 pm 12-year-old Jackie has made the Rijksmuseum her second home, since her mother works there. While Jackie’s wandering around after hours, Oopjen Coppit (from Rembrandt’s famous painting) suddenly appears in front of her; she’s looking for her long lost sister. Jackie’s used to solving other people’s problems and decides to take her home, so they can go look for her sister. For Oopjen, a woman from the Golden Age, the 21st century is a big adventure and Jackie finally gains a real friend: a true BFF. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/jackie-oopjen/ NYCIFF KID FLICKS TWO 2021-2022 May 22 at 2:00 pm Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. With shorts for ages 8+, Kid Flicks Two audiences are ready for plenty of fun, plus deeper themes and multilingual films with English subtitles. Stop motion equals nonstop action in Wild Lea, as a feral Colombian cat goes from lonely to loved, but can she learn to settle down with her new makeshift family? And if kooky tales are what you’re craving, you’ll flip your lid over the hilariously absurd split personalities of Matilda and the Spare Head. In the doc Dear Future Me, 6th graders wrote letters to their future selves; fast-forward to 2020 when the now 12th graders re-read them with alternately surprising, bittersweet, and hilarious results. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/nyciff-kid-flicks-two-2021-2022/ SPACEBOY May 22 at 4:00 pm At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim has to participate in a young scientist competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl. Despite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to build secretly a real air balloon. This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophysicist who was meant to carry out a space mission very soon. Since Jim’s mother died, this project is very important to him. But when he discovers Graham has given up without telling him, his world falls apart. The competition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove unlike his father that he won’t give up. Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into an adventure which is going to bring them closer. Registration Link: https://tumbleweedskids.org/film/spaceboy/



Living Traditions Festival

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is thrilled to present the annual Living Traditions Festival! Presenting both historical and contemporary multicultural traditions through the presentation of dance, music, craft, and culinary arts. Friday, May 20 from 5 pm - 10 pm Saturday, May 21 from 12 pm - 10 pm Sunday, May 22 from 12 pm - 7 pm At Washington and Library Square

Admission is free! More information at LivingTraditionsFestival.com Full participant lineup and festival schedule coming soon!



Ogden Music Festival – 14th Annual, June 3-5, 2022

The Ogden Music Festival is a 3-day outdoor event featuring bluegrass, folk, and Americana music held at Weber County’s Fort Buenaventura with award-winning artists The Travelin’ McCourys, Sam Bush, Amy Helm, Stillhouse Junkies, Flor de Toloache, and more! Band and instrument workshops led by mainstage artists. Kids activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, and games.. Camping is available on-site, purchase camping with your 3-Day Pass.

Kids 16 & under FREE! Tickets: $25-$130 3-day no Camping Early Bird - $80; Pre-sale after June 30 - $90; September 3 - $95 online/$100 onsite 3-day w/ Camping Early Bird - $110; Pre-sale after June 30 - $120; September 3 - $125 online/$135 onsite Single Day---Presale Friday or Saturday -$45 Presale Sunday $25; September 3 Friday or Saturday $45 online/$55 onsite, Sunday $25 Tickets and more info can be found at www.Ofoam.org



Backyard Composting Workshop - Making Your Own Black Gold

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This workshop will help you understand the science behind great compost and the ingredients needed to make a healthy, productive compost pile. Topics will include building, watering, turning, and troubleshooting your compost pile as well as a review of different composting methods so that you can build a pile that matches your lifestyle, space, and gardening needs. We have several different types of tumbling composters on-site for you to check out, too. Now's your chance to come learn the basics of making your own "black gold" at home and maybe share some of your own successes or challenges you've faced composting in the past. Each student will get to handle, smell, sift, and compare some amazing "finished compost" from the instructor's home garden. Please come dressed for being outside and for working in the garden, and feel free to bring garden gloves if you have a favorite pair. Please come prepared with sunscreen, water bottle, and don't forget your mask :-) This workshop has a limited number of spots available and is expected to sell out quickly. No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register on line ahead of time. If rain is expected we will cancel THE DAY BEFORE the event via EMAIL, so please check your email inbox (and SPAM folder) if the weather looks iffy! Instructors: Marybeth Janerich and Katie Sue Mulliken This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before continuing the on-line registration process.



Vermicomposting with Red Wigglers

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Would you like to make your own compost but don't have the outdoor space? Are you tired of not putting your kitchen scraps to good use? Do you already compost but want to do more to create fertile garden soil? If so, come join us in our Teaching Gardens to learn how to make compost indoors year-round using red wiggler worms. After going over some basics, we'll meet some "red wigglers" up close. We'll practice sorting worms from their castings, so plan to get dirty during this part of the workshop! We'll also practice making some fresh bedding for our red wigglers. Students will get to examine several different kinds of worm bins and will receive a take-home list of resources, including a parts list for the DIY bin that we will show in class. Please come dressed for being outside and for sorting worms (a messy business!). Garden gloves are NOT recommended for this very delicate process. Students not wanting to sort the worms with their bare hands or touch the castings are absolutely welcome to simply observe.

Please do come to class prepared with sunscreen, a water bottle, a sun hat, etc., and don't forget your mask :-) This workshop has a limited number of spots available. No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register online ahead of time. Class will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, we will hold class on our covered patio. Instructors: Marybeth Janerich and Katie Sue Mulliken This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of class unless we can fill your spot. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before continuing the on-line registration process.



Engelmann Mountain School Summer Program

Engelmann Mountain School is a nonprofit PreK-2nd grade School and Learning Center for all ages. We focus on Place-Based Education as a way to engage with our environment and community! We are excited about our upcoming kids summer program for ages 4-7.

Enrollment is open and you can find the link below. We also have Summer Workshops and Upcoming Events in Big Cottonwood Canyon that will be available for people of all ages and families. https://engelmannmountainschool.org/summer-day-program/



Workshop - Tomato Caging and Trellising

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 If you've struggled to manage your large indeterminate tomatoes in the past, this class will give you solid hands-on experience with low-cost and effective techniques to keep them upright and easy to harvest. Come join us at the Wasatch Community Gardens' Campus teaching gardens as we compare and contrast all sorts of commercially available and DIY tomato cages, stakes, and trellising systems. Students will install cages, practice Florida weave, and learn our favorite way to manage a row of indeterminates. Please come dressed for being outside and for working in the garden, and feel free to bring garden gloves if you have a favorite pair. Please come prepared with sunscreen and water bottle, and don't forget your mask This workshop has a limited number of spots available and is expected to sell out quickly.

No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register on-line ahead of time. If heavy rain is expected, we may cancel THE DAY BEFORE the event via EMAIL, so please check your email inbox (and SPAM folder) if the weather looks iffy! Instructor: Katie Sue Mulliken Volunteer Workshop Assistant: Laura Mills This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before