Nellie McKay, center, and the Turtle Island Quartet will perform at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., on Saturday, Jan. 4, at
Nellie McKay, center, and the Turtle Island Quartet will perform at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $69 and are available by visiting www.ecclescenter.org. (Photo by Bill Reitzel)
Nellie McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet will perform at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented by the Park City Institute. Tickets range from $20 to $69 and are available by visiting www.ecclescenter.org .

Memoir Writing with Phyllis Barber

Phyllis Barber, award-winning author of eight books and long-time teacher of creative writing, will teach a six-week memoir-writing class every Tuesday from Jan. 7 until Feb. 18. The classes, which will skip Jan. 21 because of Sundance, will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Poison Creek Office Building, 2064 Prospector Ave. Call 435-200-8150 for further information.

Park City Newcomers Club

Park City Newcomers Club will host its monthly meeting at Park City Community Church, 4501 N. S.R. 224, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Marion Klaus Vice, chair of the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, will be the speaker. Lunch will follow at Sammy's Bistro, 1890 Bonanza Dr. For more information, visit www.parkcitynewcomers.org.

'Know Before You Go'; Avalanche Awareness Talk

The Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. at Kimball Junction, will host "Know Before You Go," an avalanche awareness talk by the Utah Avalanche Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This multimedia talk has an exciting 15-minute video on avalanches plus a 1/2 hr. PowerPoint on how to stay alive in avalanche terrain including snow stability, safe travel and rescue. This lecture will cover avalanche rescue, how avalanches work, reading avalanche terrain, obvious clues to instability, avalanche weather, safe travel practices and essential equipment. The event is free to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please email swanerecocenter@usu.edu or call 435-649-1767.

Park City Film Series: 'Brave Miss World'

The Park City Film Series will present a free screening of Celia Peck's "Brave Miss World," not rated, at the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library and Education Center, 1255 Park Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. The screening, which his part of the Reel Community Series, will be presented through a partnership with the Park City Community Foundation's Women's Giving Fund and the Utah Film Center. "Brave Miss World" is a documentary about Linor Abargil, who was raped by a man supposingly protecting her a few weeks before she was crowned Miss World. The film unveils the truth of the global epidemic of sexual violence against women. Utah Film Center founder and chairwoman Geralyn Dreyfous will introduce the film. For more information, visit www.parkcityfilmseries.org .