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MoonBeem live at Quarters DLC for 4th of July w/ Giants in the Oak Tree

We are MoonBeem, an indie rock band from Colorado. Were celebrating the 4th of July at Quarters DLC and trust that we will bring the fireworks. Tickets are only $10 and can be found with the ticket link or our website! Come party with MoonBeem this 4th! Tickets: https://www.24tix.com/event/19137809423 Website: https://moonbeemmusic.wixsite.com/mysite



Book Launch Party & Signing with author Tricia Levenseller

Featuring spray-painted and stenciled edges, a metallic foil case stamp, detailed map endpapers, a deleted scene and a ribbon, The Darkness Within Us is a wickedly delightful companion novel to Tricia Levenseller's The Shadows Between Us. Chrysantha Stathos has won. By hiding her intelligence and ambition behind the mask of a beautiful air-headed girl, she has become a wealthy duchess. And, once her elderly husband dies, she will have all the freedom, money, and safety she’s ever wanted . . . or so she thought. A man claiming to be the estranged grandson of Chrysantha’s lecherous late husband has turned up to steal her inheritance. To make matters worse, her little sister is going to be queen and is rubbing it in her face. Chrysantha decides that the only thing to do is upstage Alessandra at her own wedding. And as for this grandson, he has to go. Never mind that he’s extremely handsome and secretive with mysterious powers . . . No, Chrysantha wants Eryx Demos dead, and in the end, a Stathos girl always gets what she wants. Join us at the Springville Public Library for the launch party for Tricia Levenseller's companion novel to The Shadows Between us - The Darkness Within Us. Tricia will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her new book! This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.



SLAM Music Festival

The SLAM Music Festival is now accepting young Utah music artists under 21 performance applications for all genres now through July 15, 2024. Winners announced on August 15 for the September 7, 2024 festival in downtown Salt Lake City.



Writing Workshop Series: Release Your Inner Poet

A Workshop for Exploring (and Writing) Poetry Join us for an evening of inspiration and guidance to help you discover the poetry that is hiding inside you. Bring a notebook, journal, or any paper you wish to use (doesn’t matter what – fancy leather-bound with hand-pressed pages or scrap paper from your recycling bin) and a pen, pencil, marker, crayon, random art supplies – whatever will make the marks you want on your journey as a poet. (If you need something to write on or want a clean start, we have a great journal section to find your next vessel.) Also, feel free to come a few minutes early to grab an iced tea, cookie, or other treat from Oasis to bring into the session. There is no cost to joining – just an hour and a half out of your evening and the risk of inciting a passion for poetry! https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/writing-workshop-series-release-your-inner-poet-july-2024



Summer Outdoor Film Series presents “Searching for Sugarman” at Liberty Park

Get ready to soak up some summer vibes at Utah Film Center’s Summer Outdoor Film Series, returning to Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. The movie lineup features a collection of curated, award-winning cinematic stories that are truly unique. For five Friday summer nights, Utah Film Center presents a selection of films from its annual programs and festivals, including Black, Bold & Brilliant, Artist Foundry Utah Filmmakers Showcase, Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids, and Utah Queer Film Festival. And here’s the best part—it’s all free and open to everyone! Visit utahfilmcenter.org/outdoor for the movie lineup and details. Reserve your spot for an unforgettable outdoor movie-in-the-park experience. Searching for Sugarman >> Friday, July 12 >> Presented by Black, Bold & Brilliant Program powered by Utah Film Center Film summary: Though he faded into obscurity in the US, an early 1970s musician known as Rodriguez became a huge hit in South Africa and was widely rumored to have died. Two obsessed fans set out to learn the man's true fate. >> Watch trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5TffdOQ7g >> Get free tickets at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/film/searching-for-sugar-man/ Good to know: Snacks for sale by Sweet Hazel & Co. Bakeshop & Bistro Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed Blankets and lawn chairs welcome Bathrooms are north of the tennis courts Event opens at 8 pm, with film scheduled to begin at dusk, approx 9:15 pm Reserve your FREE spot HERE Check-in upon arrival to be entered into a prize drawing for a chance to free merch Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.



Living with Purpose: an author event with James Jackson, III

We are not meant to just live; we are meant to live on purpose. We are here to use our gifts and talents, find our passion, and live life abundantly. But how? How do we find our purpose in life? How do we unlock those innate gifts and talents that help us carry out our purpose? How do we find a path in life that gets us out of bed every morning and allows us to make an impact in a way that leaves an enduring legacy? This book is a journey through how one man found his purpose and ignited his passion; it is not a roadmap, but a story that is meant to inspire you to finally start living your life on purpose. About James Jackson, III: James Jackson, III is a community builder. James Jackson, III currently serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Zions Bancorporation where he is responsible for building relationships with capable diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise. Mr. Jackson has worked in various areas of the financial industry for 20 years and found his passion in serving and building his community. In conjunction with his role at the bank, Mr. Jackson has served or currently serves on many boards of directors, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and the State Workforce Development Board to name a few. In 2009, he founded the Utah Black Chamber. The Chamber was formed to serve the needs of the Black business community and has since become known for connecting and growing Utah’s Black community. Because of its influence, the organization has doubled in size year over year in the last five years, and it continues to expand its platform with a business incubator and a Black history museum coming in the next few years. In 2022, Mr. Jackson stepped down as the President & CEO to focus on other projects and organizations to elevate Utah’s diverse community, such as Living Color Utah and career pathways for Utah’s diverse youth. Mr. Jackson is a bestselling author, speaker, and trainer focused on helping people everywhere live with purpose. He has also been a frequent contributor to the Utah Business Magazine where he writes about diversity and leadership. At the end of 2020, Mr. Jackson, along with 24 business leaders around the world authored the book, Leading Through the Pandemic: Unconventional Wisdom from Heartfelt Leaders. At the beginning of 2022, Mr. Jackson facilitated the Utah Black Chamber’s book publication, Black Utah: Stories from a Thriving Community, featuring interviews with dozens of changemakers in Utah. Then in 2023, he published his own book Living With Purpose: Find Your Passion, Grow Your Influence, Maximize Your Endurance, where he inspires others to discover their purpose through sharing his journey of finding his. Mr. Jackson was honored as Utah Business Magazine’s Forty under 40 (2020), the ‘Who’s Who of Black Utah’ by IMPACT Magazine (2020), Westminster College’s Unsung Hero (2018), and Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year (2018). He also was presented with the Dr. Ronald G. Coleman Alumni Award and the David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame Rising Star Award from the University of Utah in 2023. In the spring of 2022, he earned his Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. He earned his undergraduate degrees in marketing and finance from the University of Utah in 2002 and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2010. As a Utah native, Mr. James Jackson, III is committed to the social and economic growth of the state’s Black and overall diverse community. His goal is to further promote Utah's diversity with the hopes of it becoming a more attractive destination for people of color. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/living-with-purpose-an-author-event-with-james-jackson-iii



Craft Workshop: Creative Drawing For Relaxation

For many people, drawing can be a point of frustration. Oftentimes we might feel stuck when our creations do not match our desired reality. This class is focused on simple techniques to suspend judgement of your own creations in order to create joyfully. Drawing is a healthy exercise which is helpful for organizing ideas, expressing emotions and feelings, and is useful as a way to explore our potential. This is a free community event open to all. All materials will be provided. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/craft-workshop-creative-drawing-for-relaxation



Salt Lake City Downtown Farmer's Market

The Downtown Farmers Market is a summer tradition in Salt Lake and will run Saturdays, June 1stto October 19th from 8am to 2pm. The 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. The Downtown Art & Craft Market runs adjacent to the Farmers Market in Pioneer Park and celebrates our communities' desire for unique, handmade, local gifts and art.

Information is available online at slcfarmersmarket.org



The Hive Winery & Spirits Company Tasting Room is open!

Tasting Room Reservations are required for tastings; we are not offering any "walk-in" tastings. Tastings are offered over Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 and are limited to a maximum of ten seats.



July Book Club: Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery

This July, the Golden Braid Books Community Book Club is reading Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery. We have lots of copies in stock, so come on by and get yours today! Keep in touch with us throughout the month on our Instagram and Facebook pages, and then we’ll convene here at the Braid for our book club meeting to talk about the book, meet some new folks, and share some insights and mutual love of reading. About the Book: Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. By September 1955 she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, sang "America, the Beautiful," and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood not only hiked the trail alone, she was the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times. At age seventy-one, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity, and appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter. The public attention she brought to the trail was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail, unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles, and was given full access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. Grandma Gatewood's Walk shines a fresh light on one of America's most celebrated hikers. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/july-book-club-grandma-gatewoods-walk