Events for Kids and Family

READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH A.J. IRVING

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM L Ken Sanders Rare Books will host children’s book author A.J. Irving for an in-store reading and book signing Saturday, Jun 22 from 12pm - 2pm. The event will be held in the children’s reading room on the main floor of Ken Sanders Rare Books, located at 209 East 500 South. The event is free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. About A.J Irving A.J. Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry beneath an old elm tree in Salt Lake City. A.J. is the critically acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, The Wishing Flower, and The Bi Book (Knopf BFYR, summer 2025). As a children’s author and former bookmobile librarian, A.J. is passionate about inspiring kids to love books. When she’s not reading, writing, or dancing, she enjoys exploring Utah with her husband, two children, and their English bulldogs. A.J. is represented by Jordan Hamessley of JABberwocky Literary Agency. About The Wishing Flower Illustrated by Kip Alizadeh (Knopf BFYR, 2023) An LGBTQ-inclusive story about understanding your peers, your feelings, and yourself, The Wishing Flower is a love letter to longing, belonging, and longing to belong. Birdie finds comfort in nature and books, but more than anything she longs for connection, to be understood. At school, Birdie feels like an outsider. Quiet and shy, she prefers to read by herself, rather than jump rope or swing with the other kids. That all changes when Sunny, the new girl, comes along. Like Birdie, Sunny has a nature name. She also likes to read, and loves to rescue bugs. And when Sunny smiles at her, Birdie’s heart balloons like a parachute. From the acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, with stunning illustrations by Kip Alizadeh, this book will inspire readers to honor their wishes and show the world their truest selves.



READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH A.J. IRVING

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM L Ken Sanders Rare Books will host children’s book author A.J. Irving for an in-store reading and book signing Saturday, Jun 22 from 12pm - 2pm. The event will be held in the children’s reading room on the main floor of Ken Sanders Rare Books, located at 209 East 500 South. The event is free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. About A.J Irving A.J. Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry beneath an old elm tree in Salt Lake City. A.J. is the critically acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, The Wishing Flower, and The Bi Book (Knopf BFYR, summer 2025). As a children’s author and former bookmobile librarian, A.J. is passionate about inspiring kids to love books. When she’s not reading, writing, or dancing, she enjoys exploring Utah with her husband, two children, and their English bulldogs. A.J. is represented by Jordan Hamessley of JABberwocky Literary Agency. About The Wishing Flower Illustrated by Kip Alizadeh (Knopf BFYR, 2023) An LGBTQ-inclusive story about understanding your peers, your feelings, and yourself, The Wishing Flower is a love letter to longing, belonging, and longing to belong. Birdie finds comfort in nature and books, but more than anything she longs for connection, to be understood. At school, Birdie feels like an outsider. Quiet and shy, she prefers to read by herself, rather than jump rope or swing with the other kids. That all changes when Sunny, the new girl, comes along. Like Birdie, Sunny has a nature name. She also likes to read, and loves to rescue bugs. And when Sunny smiles at her, Birdie’s heart balloons like a parachute. From the acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, with stunning illustrations by Kip Alizadeh, this book will inspire readers to honor their wishes and show the world their truest selves.



READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH A.J. IRVING

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM L Ken Sanders Rare Books will host children’s book author A.J. Irving for an in-store reading and book signing Saturday, Jun 22 from 12pm - 2pm. The event will be held in the children’s reading room on the main floor of Ken Sanders Rare Books, located at 209 East 500 South. The event is free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. About A.J Irving A.J. Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry beneath an old elm tree in Salt Lake City. A.J. is the critically acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, The Wishing Flower, and The Bi Book (Knopf BFYR, summer 2025). As a children’s author and former bookmobile librarian, A.J. is passionate about inspiring kids to love books. When she’s not reading, writing, or dancing, she enjoys exploring Utah with her husband, two children, and their English bulldogs. A.J. is represented by Jordan Hamessley of JABberwocky Literary Agency. About The Wishing Flower Illustrated by Kip Alizadeh (Knopf BFYR, 2023) An LGBTQ-inclusive story about understanding your peers, your feelings, and yourself, The Wishing Flower is a love letter to longing, belonging, and longing to belong. Birdie finds comfort in nature and books, but more than anything she longs for connection, to be understood. At school, Birdie feels like an outsider. Quiet and shy, she prefers to read by herself, rather than jump rope or swing with the other kids. That all changes when Sunny, the new girl, comes along. Like Birdie, Sunny has a nature name. She also likes to read, and loves to rescue bugs. And when Sunny smiles at her, Birdie’s heart balloons like a parachute. From the acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, with stunning illustrations by Kip Alizadeh, this book will inspire readers to honor their wishes and show the world their truest selves.



CatchACure for Cancer to benefit Camp Hobé

Calling all anglers! Join us for the 24th Annual CatchACure for Cancer Fundraising event to benefit Camp Hobé. This is an annual Bass and Walleye tournament. Meet at the Starvation State Park (pavilion at Mountain View campground) at 5PM on Friday, fishermen head out to the lake early Saturday morning at safe light. Fundraiser and angler lunch Saturday afternoon immediately following the tournament. New this year! Register online through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/868118223977. Or use the PDF registration form https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lIKDXHjKUaSJRUmOuCzSfVtG6_JzEbTD/view?usp=drive_link Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but is NOT required. Register, pre-order your swag and pre-purchase fundraiser tickets all through the online form. Electronic payments accepted (paypal.me/camphobe or venmo to @camp-hobe-1), as are check or cash. Entry fees as follows: Basic Entry $125 Bass or Walleye (each) $25 Red/White/Blue (each) $20 You can also check out the Facebook event page. https://fb.me/e/3nmX6eEDk



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.



Family Festival and Disability Resource Fair

This is a fun free event put on by the Utah Parent Center for families who have children, youth, and adults with disabilities to come and enjoy time out in the community together. The highlights of this event is a self-advocate talent show followed by an all abilities dance party! There will also be roller skating/adaptive skating, games and giveaways, and community resources. For more information and to register please visit utahparentcenter.org/family-festival and follow us at @utahparentcenter on IG. Registration and admission are free. The first 500 registrants will also get free skate rental! Registration opens 5/3/2024.