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Breakfast Club with Catherine Weller

Have a cup of coffee and danish with Catherine Weller, who has all your early morning book news and gossip. Hosted and co-sponsored by Coffee Connection!

Green Bag Lunch and Learn with the Utah Society for Environmental Education

Join the Utah Society for Environmental Education to kick off the 2019 Green Bag Lunch and Learn series! Bring your lunch, network with colleagues and enjoy a great presentation. This month, we’ll hear from Ashely Kijowski from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to learn more about the Great Salt Lake from a historical perspective. Humans are a part of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem and from the pioneers to the present we have had an effect on this landscape. Discover how the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl impacted the Great Salt Lake and the people who lived here. This story illustrates how this era provides a perspective on our current relationship with the Great Salt Lake and its wetlands.

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2019 Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count

Help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness on the streets. We need to find these individuals and let them know we care and that help is available! How many people are currently homeless in Salt Lake County? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? You can help us answer these questions and more by volunteering for the 2019 Homeless Point in Time Count. What is the Point in Time Count The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place over the course of four sequential days from Wednesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 26. Why we count:: Find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services. Help policymakers and program administrators set benchmarks to measure progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. Help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system. Inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources. Create the most reliable estimate of people experiencing homelessness throughout Utah. For more information go to Sign-Up at

Lit Knit

Join Catherine the Knit Chick and her Craft Circle for casual bookish conversation! Lit Knit is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.

Environmental Legislative Preview

RSVP for this FREE event HERE: Wondering which bills HEAL Utah will be watching and working on during the 2019 legislative session? Questions about how you can get involved? Come to our Legislative Preview event on January 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM to get these questions answered and more! During the evening, HEAL staff will talk about the legislative process in Utah, including how a bill becomes a law, the bills we are working on during the session, and what you can do to influence good policy in Utah. Plus, we’ll answer any questions you might have about the upcoming session. This event is FREE, so bring your friends for a night on the educational, advocacy town!

The International Tolerance Project: Promoting Dialogue Through Design with Mirko Ilic

Mirko Ilic, a New York-based designer and illustrator, is the creator of Tolerance, the international traveling poster project that served as a springboard for UMFA’s ACME exhibition. Mirko will discuss the ideas behind Tolerance, which he hopes will help viewers see artists as promoters of tolerance and peace, and facilitators of the reconciliation process.

Presented in partnership with AIGA Salt Lake and Red Fred Project. Information online

Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available.

Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.

The free yoga series runs every Thursday from January 10–March 7. Yoga will not be held on January 31. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

Reproductive (In)Justice: Organizing for Collective Liberation

In acknowledgement of the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, UMFA invites you to gather for a conversation with local organizers who uphold reproductive justice values in their activism work in Utah. These leaders will explain the herstory of the reproductive justice movement and how it can function as a framework for organizing local efforts. Speakers include birth workers, student organizers, members of the Mamas and Doulas of Color Circle, advocates for queer (LGBTQ) liberation, and community health educators. Community members are invited to share their knowledge and stories surrounding reproductive (in)justices to co-create a space of healing, learning, hope, and empowerment.

The following will be available: Child Care provided by UMFA Docents; Spanish language interpreters; Emotional Care and 
Refreshments. This event is free

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Yoga for Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Loved Ones

A Quality Life Community offers a wellness program for cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones. QLC provides free series of yoga, meditation classes, recovery retreats, as well as the newest insights on proper medical care, alternative care, nutrition and other innovative therapies. Below is a listing of the yoga offerings.  Be sure to check online for up to date class dates and times.  Find us on Facebook or

Mondays at Cancer Wellness House at 5:30pm

Tuesdays at LDS Hospital at 6:30pm

Tuesdays at Jordan Valley Hospital at 6pm

Wednesdays at Utah Cancer Specialists at 6:30pm

Fridays at Mindful Yoga Collective at 5:30pm

Fridays at Infusion Yoga & Pilates Studio in Bountiful at 10:45

Fridays at Cancer Wellness House at 5:30pm

Saturdays at Cancer Wellness House at 10:15am

Saturdays at 21stYoga at 12:30pm

Collectors Book Salon: Your First Treasure

Book-lovers and collectors meet at Weller Book Works Collectors' Book Salons on the last Friday of each month, January through October. Serious and frivolous bibliophiles meet in our Rare Book Department for friendship conversation, edification and bibliolust. We start at 6:30 pm and at 7:15, an invited bibliophile leads the Collectors' Chat about a topic of her or his particular knowledge and passion. And at each salon there is also a special deal on rare books. On Friday, January 25, we initiate the season with a book collectors' sharing Salon. This year, we are asking you to show us the first rare or collectible book acquired by you for yourself, and tell us about it. We'll take turns showing the first expensive or precious books we deliberately chose and bought. We'll examine seminal events in each of our progressions from dull mortals to bibliophiles. Bring your friends!