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HawkWatch Bird of Prey Show and Hike

Join us up at Alta this summer for our Parade of Raptors & Hike events. There will be a Parade of Raptors program, followed by nature and ecology walk led by one of our conservation partners. This is a free, family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Meet at Alta Town Park at 1pm for HawkWatch International (HWI) Parade of Raptors program where participants will get to meet a variety of our raptor ambassadors--learn about these species and why they are now in captivity. Following the program, join us outside for a nature hike led by TreeUtah to take in the breathtaking views of Little Cottonwood Canyon while you learn about some of the ecology of the canyon and surrounding area.

Link to Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/333874513954412/



HawkWatch Bird of Prey Show and Hike

Join us up at Alta this summer for our Parade of Raptors & Hike events. There will be a Parade of Raptors program, followed by nature and ecology walk led by one of our conservation partners. This is a free, family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Meet at Alta Town Park at 1pm for HawkWatch International (HWI) Parade of Raptors program where participants will get to meet a variety of our raptor ambassadors--learn about these species and why they are now in captivity. Following the program, join us outside for a nature hike led by TreeUtah to take in the breathtaking views of Little Cottonwood Canyon while you learn about some of the ecology of the canyon and surrounding area.

Link to Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/333874513954412/



HEAL Utah's Summer Street Party

RSVP: https://www.healutah.org/event/summerstreetparty/

Join HEAL Utah on Friday, July 19th for our Summer Street Party. We’ll be celebrating our dedicated volunteers while enjoying local food and delicious drinks, plus you'll have an opportunity to win some sweet swag. Never volunteered with us before? That’s okay! This party is for everyone - even your friends who haven’t heard of HEAL Utah before, so be sure to bring them! We’ll also be providing updates throughout the evening on our clean air, energy and climate, and radioactive waste work and giving you some opportunities to make a difference right there on the spot. The party runs from 5:30 - 9 PM. You may come and go anytime between then, but our brief program where we recognize some of our dedicated volunteers for their service, give a few campaign updates, and have a drawing for some gear will be from 7:30 - 8:00 PM. This event is free and is open to all ages.



Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror - Book Launch

Beat the summer heat with these thirty bone-chilling tales of horror! Join us as we partner with Forty-Two Books and the Utah Chapter of Horror Writers Association to celebrate the release of their fifth anthology of short horror, Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror. The group of Utah writers who brought you It Came From the Great Salt Lake, Apocalypse Utah, and others are back with thirty new tales of terror, and the horror inside may just drive you mad! Some will resist. Others will give in willingly. You may even find that you like the psychosis of original Utah Horror. Thirty lunatics have come together to produce the finest and most original unpublished writings, since losing their minds. Experience the delusion and insanity of this new collection of horror in poetry, flash, and short fiction. Hypnotic flesh eaters, ghosts of the past, ritual killings, time loops in hell, Ted Bundy's murder-sex, sub-dermal insects, homicidal hauntings, and asylum wanderers will thrill and fascinate you on the way out of sanity. Lovecraft's typewriter will type out your last words as you lose your mind, proclaiming the stories within, the best to have ever been penned. Join us at The Printed Garden on Friday night, July 19th, and enjoy an evening of Utah horror stories as some of the contributors to Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror regale us with their tales of terror. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Young William Kamkwamba lives with his family in rural Malawi, where he shows great aptitude for his studies. But when famine strikes the village, William has to drop out of school when his father (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can no longer afford the fees. Determined, William sneaks into the school library to research—and soon conspires to build a windmill pump to irrigate the land. Caught between his father’s close-minded skepticism and the difficulty of creating a machine out of bicycle parts and scrap materials, William races against the clock to fight for his community’s survival.

Come at 7:30 p.m. and bring your old conventional lightbulbs: Summit Community Power Works will be hosting a Light Swap where you can switch in (up to 10 of) your old lightbulbs for energy- and money-saving LED lightbulbs—for free. There will also be games and a raffle drawing for prizes.

http://www.sundance.org/festivals/utah-community#boy-who-hardnessed-the-wind



Third Saturday Highlights Tour

Every Third Saturday Gather in UMFA Lobby. Limited to 12 people, all ages; first come, first served. Join us every Third Saturday for a conversation-based, participatory tour that will acquaint you with different areas of the collection. Docents choose a few specific works to discuss and interact with. It’s our hope that you discover works you’d like to visit on your own. Stay for free family art making at 1 pm.

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Third Saturday for Families at UMFA

Third Saturday for Families: Duo Paintings is a free event on the 20th in the Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom The exhibition Power Couples explores artworks called pendants that are meant to be shown as pairs. Make your own power couple with mini canvases and paint.

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My First Book Club #2: Bed-Knob and Broomstick

We're launching our first My First Book Club both to keep our younger guests reading through the summer and to give them their very first book club-style experience. Not necessarily designed as a classroom-style experience, the My First Book Club will be focused simply on creating a positive and fun social experience and getting young readers to talk about what they've read with their peers, focusing on their most and least favorite parts, as well as scratching the surface of their book selections to consider other messages and themes that the author might be conveying. Participants should arrive at the July meeting having finished Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton. Although it's not necessary to have completed the book, guests should try to have read as much of it as possible to avoid the possibility of spoilers from other readers. Join us on Saturday, August 17th for a very special discussion of Freya & Zoose by Emily Butler where our young readers will be able to discuss the book with its author. Each meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. and we'll have cookies or some type of snacks for our readers!



Yoga on the Plaza

Come breathe and move with us and your fellow yogis every Sunday morning in Olympic Plaza! We’ve partnered with Salt Lake Power Yoga to give your weekend a little extra stretch with this Free yoga+brunch series, along with mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $5 each. No tickets or experience needed—all shapes, sizes, and ability levels welcome and supported! So bring your mat, a friend, and an open mind. See you there!



Pioneer Day

Join us for a special Days of 47′ Parade event! The Leonardo is located on the parade route and we are KSL 5 TV’s headquarters for Pioneer Day broadcasting. Watch the parade, enjoy snacks and activities and visit the museum for extra Pioneer Day fun! Become a museum member and get access to Members Only Parade Patio! Patio opens at 8:30 AM. Memberships Info: https://theleonardo.org/memberships Parade Viewing on Library/Washington Square is Free. Admission is required to enter The Leonardo, special programs and Pioneer Day activities in the museum are included. Admission is $12.95 per adult and $8.95 per child ages 3-15 years. No admission required to buy snacks and drinks at Salt Bistro. https://theleonardo.org/pioneer-day-at-The-Leonardo