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7th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month Kick off

Latest article on this years 7th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month which is Saturday July 27, 2019 at Sorenson Multicultural 855 California Ave. Starting at 8am-2pm the 1st Volleyball Tournament as part of the Kick Off. Next door at the Sorenson Unity Center from 11a-5pm please browse the Art Exhibit, a tribute to Glendale dance group "Malialole" for their years of community service using music and dance, with a display of their handmade traditional dance costumes or you can watch free Pacific Island film screenings until 5pm. At 5pm grab your Passport outside till 10pm behind Sorenson Multicultural center. Better then an Pacific Island Travel Trade Show with 13 Pacific Island cultural stations that all live here in Utah. Cultural stations new this year are the countries of Palau, Niue and Rotuma, traditional foods new this year are from the countries of Tuvalu and Marshall Islands, new community performances from the RapaNui and Marshallese community intertwined with other local community groups. An add this year is the Talk Story Stage for literary pieces, story telling and demonstrations on a smaller, intimate space. The main stage will have non stop entertainment of all types with Community Leaders doing the hourly passport drawings. Free health screenings onsite provided by the University of Utah's Health Bus and the Heart Association. Information about being a volunteer, being a vendor, performing, literary readings and sponsorship go to Please pass it on!

Collectors Book Salon: Mark Edlund

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. The Collector’s Chat in our July Collectors’ Book Salon will feature Mark J. Edlund, Doctor of Psychiatry. In 2015 Mark spoke to our guests about uncommon bibliographies regarding the Mormon Church and the West, and showed us some of his collection of association copies of books pertaining to Mormon and Western Americana. We are happy that he has agreed to return for another chat, Bedrock Western Americana: The Arthur H Clark Company and the Lakeside Classics. Few publishers of Western history have reputations and catalogs as impressive as Clark and Lakeside. For over a century Arthur H. Clark has laid wide fields of first-hand source documents before the eyes of readers. Alternately, the Lakeside Press has reprinted important Americana in high quality diminutive “handy” editions. Both companies have high production values. When I encounter a book published by either, i know it will be worthy content in a good package. Join us and Mark Edlund on July 27th.

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!

Wasatch Art Soiree

A celebration of food and art in the mountains. Hosted by Alta Community Enrichment.

Tickets available online.

Wasatch Art Soiree

A celebration of food and art in the mountains. Hosted by Alta Community Enrichment.

Tickets available online.

Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: Hearts Beat Loud

As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band. They unexpectedly find We’re Not a Band’s first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces. Preceded by the StoryCorps short film The Saint of Dry Creek, directed by Julie Zammarchi, 4 min. Patrick Haggerty was a teenager in rural Dry Creek, Washington, in the late 1950s. Here, he remembers the day he first had a conversation with his father about being gay. Presented in collaboration with Ogden Amphitheater.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

David Marlett: American Red

Join us Tuesday, July 30th, as we welcome David Marlett for a reading and signing of American Red.  Weller Book Works presents award-winning storyteller and bestselling author David Marlett for an enjoyable evening discussing and reading from American Red, his new historical legal thriller based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most deadly terrorists in US history...and the detectives, lawyers, spies, and lovers who brought him down. David Marlett is an award-winning, bestselling author, screenwriter, film/theater director, story and copy editor, and a professor/consultant/coach for storytelling across all mediums through his company, BlueRun Media. He has spoken at over sixty conferences, workshops, and universities in the United States and China during the past seven years, speaking on story, writing, new media, and film finance. In addition, he is a regular participant and winning storyteller at NPR's The Moth - The Art and Craft of Storytelling events in Los Angeles, including Grand Slam events. David Marlett is a storyteller and writer of historical fiction, primarily historical legal thrillers bringing alive the fascinating people and events leading to major historical trials.

Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: The Cockettes

A flamboyant ensemble of gender-bending hippies, the Cockettes created a series of LSD-fueled musicals in early-1970s San Francisco. These all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas featured outrageous costumes, rebellious sexuality, and exuberant chaos. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. The screening will be preceded by a conversation and Q&A with co-directors Bill Weber and David Weissman. Delicious mini donuts available for purchase from Donut Kabobs.

Movies on the Plaza

Join us each Wednesday night as we screen your favorite classic and pop-culture movies under the stars of the historic Olympic Plaza at The Gateway. Bring a blanket + grab to-go food from one of our restaurant and we’ll bring the popcorn + movie. We will have beer for sale for those 21+ (proof of ID required). Plaza opens at 7:30pm for seating and film begins at sunset (9ish). Remember to bring and show a receipt from one of the stores at The Gateway from that week and you’ll be entered to win the full set of DVDs from our Movie on The Plaza series plus a $100 gift card package from our merchants! One entry per receipt so the more receipts, the more entries and chances to win! Movie Lineup: July 31 – Despicable Me brought to you by Sweet Rolled Taco Aug 7 – The Incredibles 2 brought to you by Salt & Honey Aug 14 – 10 Things I Hate About You brought to you by The Store

Ogden Botanical Gardens' 25th Anniversary Celebration and 5K

Ogden Botanical Gardens 25th Anniversary Celebration and 5k/Fun Run.. As part of Ogden Botanical Gardens’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, we will have: • Run Through the Roses 5K at 6 pm • Kids’ fun run at 5:30 pm • Live music • Garden tours • Kids’ activities • Scavenger hunt • Art walk • Silent auction • Information about which roses grow best in Weber County • Food trucks • Free Aggie Ice Cream to the first 250 people to visit us at the Gardens education building.

This is a free community event. Registration for the 5K closes July 15 and can be found at