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Building Bionics

Building Bionics: How technologies are going to enhance the human body and end physical disability. Bionics presents a unique opportunity to address the unmet needs of millions of individuals living with physical disabilities. Critical to this goal is the development of artificial systems and technologies that can merge with the human body – restoring, replacing or augmenting its capabilities. In this talk, Dr. Lenzi will present ongoing work at the Utah Bionic Engineering Lab to advance the science of bionics. He’ll describe novel electromechanical designs that will empower next-generation bionic limbs to match the strength and speed of biological legs. He’ll demonstrate intelligent control systems that synchronize the movements of the bionic leg with the human nervous system, enabling individuals with amputation to perform activities that are impossible with conventional prostheses. Finally, Dr. Lenzi will discuss critical challenges and areas of future research that must advance for bionics to become a part of our lives.

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YWCA Utah Leader Luncheon

LeaderLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature event, garnering over +1,000 attendees from companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals in our community. Each year we honor five women in our community who have had immense impacts and success in their respective fields through the Outstanding Achievement Awards. This year’s LeaderLuncheon keynote will be Angela Davis, a political activist, academic, and author with a deep commitment to social justice. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support our life-saving and life-changing services for Utah women and their families including comprehensive family violence services, women’s leadership development, race equity work and initiatives, and public policy advocacy.

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Let the Wild Grasses Grow with Kase Johnstun

Celebrate Let The Wild Grasses Grow, the debut book release for Kase Johnstun. Find at St. Joseph Catholic High School's auditorium at 7pm for a reading and Q&A with the Ogden author. Let the Wild Grasses Grow chronicles the lives of Della Chavez and John Cordova, childhood friends separated by a tragic accident, who find each other again during World War II after leading separate lives of struggle through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and, for John, abuse at the hands of his grandfather. This sweeping American love story celebrates the power of home landscapes, family heritage, and first love.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Torrey House Press.

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Downtown Farmers Market

The 2021 Downtown Farmers Market is proud to enter its 30th year as Salt Lake City’s most beloved summer tradition for residents and visitors. This year's Market will run from June 5th through October 23rd from 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM.

The Downtown Farmers Market exists to strengthen and support small local farms and businesses as they bring their products directly to the public. Our farmers and producers offer the freshest local fruits and vegetables as well as a wide variety of grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, and flora, along with the region’s best locally made sauces, spreads, baked goods and culinary accoutrements.

This year there will be some Arts and Crafts vendors and a few prepared food vendors

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Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

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Humanities in the Wild: Eli Knapp

This Humanities in the Wild will be exploring the human impact on our feathered friends. Join Eli Knapp author of Dead Serious and local bird experts Ellis Juhlin and Aimee Van Tatenhove for a birding adventure as we walk from Stokes Nature Center to 2nd Dam and back. (Approximately 2 miles). Please dress appropriately and bring a reusable water bottle. Enjoy readings from the book, and a Q & A session inside the Nature Center following our birding adventure along with light refreshments!

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Please contact for accessibility accommodations. This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Torrey House Press, and Stokes Nature Center.

Empower You Expo

Empower You Expo 2021!! September 25th Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy Utah 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Exclusive VIP shopping 9:00 - 10:00) A day of self-growth, relaxation, rejuvenation and connecting with like-minded individuals. Your one-stop shop for self-love and spiritual enlightenment. Here’s your official invitation!! Experience Empower You Expo 2021.

‚ÄčInspire - Awaken - Transform Here’s a little glimpse into Some of the things you can experience at the 16th annual Empower You Expo: ‚Äč Receive a cool swag bag Participate in a Q & A about Metaphysics Mini sessions with a variety of practitioners Play interactive games - Scavenger hunt and Find a Friend Enter to win Cool Experiential Prizes Buy some new crystals or crystal jewelry Experience a sound bath Participate in a 21 Journeys Guided Meditation Empower You Expo’s mission is to INSPIRE you to become your best self, AWAKEN you to the knowledge that you have your answers, and support you as you TRANSFORM your life into the one you have always dreamed of having. Dr. Juhl T. Helias, Elements of Light, presents an IN-PERSON ALL-inclusive experiential event featuring a variety of Holistic Practitioners from many walks of life and a diverse array of products for sale all joined together under one roof! Join us in welcoming pagans, love and light-workers, psychics, mediums, and people from various spiritual centers regardless of the traditional norms as we celebrate the sacred and healing arts. Participate in interactive games, drawings, giveaways, and win prizes! Experience a movement meditation, a sound bath, and sign up for mini sessions with a variety of practitioners! 2021

Juhl T Helias, Master Numerologist, Spiritual Oracle, Minister of Metaphysics, will be launching her new product and patent pending “Moon Waters” while offering mini sessions, tutorials and information about her products and spiritual development. Juhl, as the Premier Sponsor, will be the presenting speaker on the main stage with both a panel and audience Q&A as well as an informational session on basic spiritual transformation skills and tools.

Selene Helaling Studio will have multiple practitioners available for mini healing sessions. Owner and Founder will be available to meet with practitioners about building their businesses at Selene - Healing Studio and will also present on the main stage.

$5 - Early Bird tickets $8 - General Admission $10 - at the door $25 - VIP ticket VIP tickets include: Swag Bag filled with amazing gifts from sponsors Event T-Shirt with Dr. Juhl T. Helias with Elements of Light Exclusive Drawings and Giveaways VIP party Friday night before the event Early fast pass admission from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Here’s a little glimpse into opportunities you’ll find at the 15th annual Empower You Expo: Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Bodywork, Hypnosis, Coaching, Spiritual work, Crystal jewelry, Psychics, Mediums, Card readers, Herbs, Nutrition, Clothing, Crystal rocks, crafts, & art....and so much more Whether you join us for the entire day or just a few hours the Expo is here for you. You will also have tons of opportunities to participate in drawings, giveaways, and win prizes!

COVID-19 safety protocols are implemented: Hand sanitizing stations provided at the Entrance and throughout the Exhibit Hall Facebook Event: Tickets: Facebook: Instagram: Website:

Sunnyvale Farmers Market

New Roots will have weekly Farmers Markets at three locations this summer.  The Sunnyvale Farmers Market runs every Saturday from June 19 to October 16, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Each week the Sunnyvale Farmers Market features: - Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables - Free sack lunches for school age children - Food pantry offering a rotating supply of non-perishable food and household supplies - Kids crafts and activities - Non-profit and community resource booths, and much more!

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Weekly Markets are also held on Wednesdays at:

Central Park Community Center Through October 13th, from 4 to 6pm, 2797 S 200 E in South Salt Lake

IRC Office Through October 13th, from 4 to 6pm at 221 S 400 W, Salt Lake 

Film Roast of The Never-ending Story

Join Luck-Dragon comedians making neverending jokes over the magical film that still has us crying over a horse. The Front Row Film Roast returns to Brewvies Cinema Pub In-person. See us do our riff and roast live, with a full kitchen and bar menu. Bohemian Brewery is in the house with $3 pints Tickets are $12 and available online in advance or at the door. 21+ Event. There will be audience participation games and costumes/apparel are highly encouraged.

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We strongly recommend coming early to get your drinks and food to help the line go quicker near showtime** +21 show you must have ID to enter Host: Craig Sorensen Comedians Jasmine Lewis, and others TBD

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