Community Initiatives

Craft Lake City

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:34

Craft Lake City's mission is "to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art." They do this in amazing ways. One of the events that promotes their mission is the DIY festival on August 8th and 9th which invites local crafters and artisans to show their creations to the public. Not only do these artisans elevate Utah with their creations, but they also help teach the community through workshops run through Craft Lake City. Their newest partnership is with the Natural History Museum of Utah with which they focus on learning about the environment with activities like building terrariums.

To see upcoming craft workshops and learn more about Craft Lake City click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Now Playing Utah

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:23

Looking for a fun art or cultural activity to do in Utah? Now Playing Utah offers a calendar made from the efforts of several organizations that offers a large listing of events, their locations, and prices throughout Utah. Now Playing Utah is looking to increase the amount of organizations and events that participate in their calendar and invite people to submit their own events as well.

To learn how to submit your event on Now Playing Utah and to see the calendar click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah

Utah Care Planning Council

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:08

Families with older members may face crisis, and the need for care at any moment. The Utah Care Planning Council helps proced elder care solutions. This means that it provides educational materials on the need for elder care planning before a crisis occurs within a family, lists of reources from the state and federal governments that assist in elder care and planning, and lists of expert services to help families plan for and deal with elder care. Discussions to plan for the future need to be had sooner rather than later so that all members of the family can equally participate, and adequate planning and preparation is taken before an incident occurs.

To learn more about the Utah Care Planning Council and the resources it provides click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Financial Literacy | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah Farm Bureau

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:51

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation, an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation, is a voluntary organization that supports Utah's farms and ranches. One of the many things they do to support Utah farmers is the Utah Farmers' Market. If farmers in our community aren't able to sell their produce, they are unable to continue, and Utahns aren't getting fresh, healthy, locally-produced food. Because of their local competition, farmers diversify their crops in order to gain more attention to their booths, which benefits you with a wider variety of fantastic produce.

To learn more about the Utah Farm Bureau and farmers' markets in Utah click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Health | Utah

Springville World Folkfest

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:30

The Springville World Folkfest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival to celebrate the traditional art and music of cultures around the world which is held every year in our very own Springville. The performers who come are from the countries they represent, they pay their own way to travel here, and stay with generous host families in the area. This year Folkfest week will be from July 28th to August 2nd, and each night will have 5 evening performances where each group will perform. The street dance on July 28 is a free performance at the Springville Museum of Art where the audience will learn and participate with some of the dances that the groups will be performing. During the Folkfest you can taste international foods, learn about other cultures, and mingle with the international performers.

To learn more about the Springville World Folkfest and how to become a host family click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah


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