Calendar for May 24-27
*At 8 p.m., see "Persepolis" at the Jim Santy Auditorium, located at 1255 Park Ave. Rated PG-13, the film is an adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling autobiographical graphic novel about the life of an outspoken Persian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged under the government of the Shah and during the Islamic revolution. Nominated for an Oscar for "Best Animated Feature," "Persepolis," according to one series reviewer, "has a unique style and emotional maturity that makes it truly a work of cinematic art." Tickets to the screening are $7 each, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information online, visit parkcityfilmseries.com.
*Run at the Homestead Resort. At 8 a.m., the resort will host a half marathon and 5k USA Track and Field-certified race and at 8:15 a.m., it will host a one-mile kids race for children 12 years and under. Registration includes a T-shirt, refreshments, awards and drawings for the Homestead. The half marathon course starts at the Homestead Resort (700 North Homestead Drive, Midway), runs past Soldier Hollow and on to the new trail west of Deer Creek Reservoir to the 6.55 mile point then back to the Homestead. The 5K course is a scenic loop along the foothills of Midway. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Hope Projects of Midway. Hope Projects is a unique humanitarian outreach foundation where you can make an individual impact. All donations are used to purchase building material for schools, medical clinics, water systems or farm animal pairs for villagers in one of the most impoverished areas of the world. Interested? Register online at active.com before the day of the race or pay $5 extra the day of the race. Most registration fees are $25.
*The Friends of the Summit County Libraries will hold their used book sale on Memorial Day Weekend at the Kimball Junction Library. The sale will be held today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event continues on Sunday, May 25, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Monday, May 26, from noon to 5 p.m. (Monday is bargain day: $3 per bag.) All proceeds support the library and its programs.
*Join the second annual Utah Olympic Park 5K Hill Climb. Runners, walkers and strollers are invited to go for the gold or silver in the second annual Utah Olympic Park Hill Climb at 8 a.m. The uphill race begins at the Park City Visitor’s Center and ends at the top of the Nordic jumps for the gold 5K course or at the welcome plaza for the silver 2.5K course. Participants can celebrate with a ride downhill on the Zipline or Alpine Slide. Proceeds benefit the National Sports Foundation. Registration is available at nsfparkcity.org or call (435) 645-7660 for more information.
* Welcome new and experienced Meditators. This experiential class begins with some understandings about Meditation. Then sit silently and observe your breath for about an hour. During the meditation, Shamsher "Shammy" Singh works on your energy body to assist your meditation into more depth and stillness. Bring a pillow to sit on and water to drink. Classes are $15 in the Silver Mountain Bldg 1526 W. Ute Blvd. Suite 204 Park City, UT 84098. Saturday, May 24, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
*My Hope Chest helps breast cancer survivors. It provides free breast reconstruction surgeries for the uninsured. Survivors who have not received reconstructive surgery because of lack of insurance or finances are invited to attend volunteer meetings to learn about possible resources. The organization is looking for volunteers for summer events. Please call 658-5185 or email email@example.com for more information.Bear Hollow, 6 p.m.. to 7 p.m. Contact for details.
*See "Persepolis" at 6 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium, located at 1255 Park Ave. Rated PG-13, the film is an adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling autobiographical graphic novel about the life of an outspoken Persian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged under the government of the Shah and during the Islamic revolution. Nominated for an Oscar for "Best Animated Feature," "Persepolis," according to one series reviewer, "has a unique style and emotional maturity that makes it truly a work of cinematic art." Tickets to the screening are $7 each, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information online, visit parkcityfilmseries.com.
* Park City Board of Realtors Environmental Issues Committee will host a program on "Green Building Starting at the Top How Green Is Your Roof" on Thursday, May 29. The free program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors office, located at 1889 Prospector Ave.
*Park City Recreation will host a jam-format skateboard competition May 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Skate Jams will take place in the New Street Plaza at the Park City Skate Park. All competitors must wear helmets. The entry fee is $15 for day of registration. Pre-register at the Click, a skateboard store at Prospector Plaza or at the Racquet Club for a discounted fee. Space is limited in each division. For more information, call Tate at (435) 615-5418.
*The Park City Farmers Market that takes place each Wednesday in the summer and early fall months, is slated to begin the first week of June. The market features local musicians, prepared foods and fresh, local produce. The market hours will be noon through 7 p.m. For more information online, visit parkcityfarmersmarket.com.
*The University of Utah and Spiro Arts Workshops and Residencies invite the public to attend the Park City Institute lecture featuring The Utah Museum of Natural History "Native American Arts and Collections" Tuesday, June 3. The Social hour and program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The Spiro Arts at Silver Star is located at 1825 Three Kings Drive. To ensure adequate seating and refreshment please RSVP to Janine Murphy at (801) 585-0742 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
*June 6, catch up with Robert Glenn Ketchum and his renowned nature photography at 5 p.m. Ketchum will give an art talk and sign books at this opening reception for his exhibit from "Nature," displayed in the Main Gallery at the Kimball Art Center beginning June 6. For more information, visit the Kimball Art Center at 638 Park Ave. or go online to Kimball-art.org.
*June 6 at 10 a.m., Recycle Utah will host a presentation by Green-Clean Recovery on how builders and contractors can recycle wood, sheetrock and cardboard at construction sites. This free presentation will be held at Recycle Utah, 1951 Woodbine Way, Park City. Find out about the green way to reuse and recycle construction materials. To reserve a spot at this free presentation, call (435) 649-9698.
*June 10, join an evening writing workshop titled "Writing the Sacred" at Park City Community Church. This event is open to all and will be conducted by author Ray McGinnis who teaches people to express dormant ideas and emotions. For more information or to register, contact PCCC at (435) 649-8131.
*June 15, will be the opening day for the weekly Park Silly Sunday Market.
*June 14, the Egyptian Theatre Gala 2008, a champagne fundraising event, will honor shows and performing songs from the company’s acclaimed past season and the exciting new season. The event will feature silent and live auction items and the Annual Edwina Awards recognizing outstanding actors, crew, designers and community members from the past years productions. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets are available by calling (435) 649-9371 or by visiting ParkCityShows.com.
*Harry O’s plans to host hip-hop group, De La Soul, on June 21.
*Children’s animated character Thomas the Tank Engine is at the Heber Valley Railroad. Spend the day and enjoy Imagination Station, featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts activity and color sheets. The event runs until May 27 and includes storytelling, the hale bale maze, a petting zoo and live music. For more information contact the Heber Valley Railroad at 654-5601.
*Calling all student artists: The Swaner EcoCenter invites all Summit County students to participate in the Swaner Nature Festival Art Challenge. The 2008 themes are Swaner Wildlife and You and Nature. All art will be displayed and winners announced at the June 21st Swaner Nature Festival. Prizes will be awarded for each grade level. Entries must be delivered to the Swaner EcoCenter offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. For more information, please visit http://www.swanerecocenter.org or call Savannah at (435) 649-1767.
*The Park City Ambassadors are now accepting applications for floats for the 2008 July 4th of July Parade. Please call (435) 658-9620 and leave a message with the name of your organization, phone number and an email address and an application will be sent to you. The application and fee deadline is May 31.
* "Kent Christensen: Sugar," a series of paintings featuring sweets wrapped and unwrapped, in their element and amidst landscapes, is on display at the Kimball Art Center’s Badami Gallery. Also see the two main floor exhibits, "Teapots: Object to Subject" on display in the Main Gallery, showcasing some of the best teapot artists in the country, and the Park City Professional Artists Association show in the Garage Gallery that also takes on the teapot in two- and three-dimensions. Open to the public and free, the exhibits will continue to run through the month of May. The Kimball is located at 638 Park Avenue, along lower historic Main Street. The Kimball is a nonprofit community art center.
* Park Silly Sunday Market is still accepting applications for the 2008 summer season, which is scheduled to be held June 15 through Sept. 28. The Silly Market organizers are accepting applications for farmers, musicians, performing artists, food, non-profits, chefs, artists and kids activities and more. The market is held Sundays during the day on Old Town’s lower Main Street. Apply on The Park Silly Sunday Market Web site: parksillysundaymarket.com . Organizers can be contacted for more information at email@example.com .
*The Art of Wine, located in the Snow Creek shopping center, hosts daily classes from 4 to 7 p.m. on the hour. Themes change weekly. Gourmet cheese and fresh breads will be provided. For more information or to register, call 655-WINE or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Park City Dance Club meets on Mondays. Park City Dance Club is open to all residents. Visitors are welcome and invited to drop in while in town. A partner is not required and all ages are invited. Instruction is from 8 9 p.m. Park City Dance Club meets at the Park City Dance Academy (Kimball Junction at I-80), 6554 N. Creekside Lane. The cost per lesson is $10. For additional information please call Cindy Rae at (801) 792-3082 or Steve Holcomb at (435) 513-2003.
*The Shop Yoga Studio located in Old Town at 1167 Woodside invites parents/caregivers and children up to 2 years old to join them for Yoga Together from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday. All classes are donation-based. Call (435) 649-9339 or visit parkcityyoga.com.
*The Park City Library, located at 1255 Park Ave., will host "Baby and Me," (songs, stories and rhymes for children ages birth to 2 years) Mondays at 3:30 p.m. This is a lap-sit program and each child must be accompanied by a caretaker. Call the Library for more information at (435) 615-5600.
*Mondays at 7 p.m., Overeaters Anonymous meets at The Mountain Life Church, located at 7375 Silver Creek Rd. The group supports a successful, free program to help you heal individuals’ relationships with food, whether they want to lose weight, or if they struggle with an eating disorder. This is a 12-step program like AA. Meetings last an hour. For further details, call Miki at (801) 494-7815, or look up "Park City" on the OA.org website for location and directions.
*La Leche League of Park City, a breast-feeding support group, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about breastfeeding is welcome. Whether you are having a problem or just want to learn and be in the company of other breastfeeding mothers. The meeting will be held at 1444 Ute Boulevard, Suite 120 in the Cottonwood building at Newpark at Kimball Junction. For more information call Karen at (435) 658-4578.
*The Park City Women’s Business Network meets every third Tuesday of the month at Miners Hospital from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Members and non-members who are interested in joining are welcome to attend. Each meeting features a networking session and a lecture reflecting the PCWBN’s mission to educate and support women in business. For more information visit the Web site at pcwbn.com, or call (877) 246-2858.
*The Park City Bar Association provides free legal advice every first Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at the Miner’s Hospital located on Park Avenue in Park City. You are invited to attend with any legal questions you may have and lawyers will try to help you or refer you to someone who can. There is no charge for this service. For more information, contact either Lisa Peck at (801) 521-0844 or email@example.com or contact Ed (or Ned) Stone at (435) 658-4466.
*Locals night with deejay Chassis at Cisero’s Ristorante and Nightclub
*Sun Kids Yoga, a new playful class that encourages self-expression and helps build social skills for four to six year olds. Simple yoga poses will be combined with engaging songs, puppets and stories. Class is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through March 12. The class is $120. Call the Park City Racquet Club at (435) 615-5401 for more information.
*Mountain Life Church invites all children in preschool through sixth grade to join in every Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 8 p.m. for Awana Kids Club. Get ready for a great time of Bible teaching, scripture memorization and tons of fun and games. Awana is one of the largest non-denominational children’s ministries in the world. Currently, Awana clubs are active in more than 110 countries, reaching more than one million young people each week. Mountain Life church is located at 7375 Silver Creek Rd. in Park City. For more information, call the church office @ (435) 647-5855 or check out Awana’s website at awana.org.
*Wednesdays at 11 a.m., combined Storytime will be held for ages 2-5 at the Park City Library located at 1255 Park Ave. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays for Storytime. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Call the Library for more information at 615-5600.
*Newcomers of Greater Park City gather every second Wednesday of the month at the Park City Community Church Fellowship Hall off State Route 224 behind the Park City Nursery on Bear Hollow at 10 a.m. For more information, call Kay Ellis at 655-3197.
*The Park City Library, located at 1255 Park Ave., will host "Baby and Me," (songs, stories and rhymes for children ages birth to 2 years) Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This is a lap-sit program and each child must be accompanied by a caretaker. Call the Library for more information at (435) 615-5600.
*Join Park City’s local chapter of the Blue Thong Society, a national organization for social networking, dedicated to celebrating women’s enlightened, dynamic and enduring selves no matter what age. BTS of PC meet the last Wednesday of every month. For information contact Deanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 649-6505.
*Recycle Utah’s Community Recycling Center on Woodbine Way, off Kearns Blvd, is offering free composting workshops every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Anyone who would like to learn how to transform organic waste into a gardening resource is welcome. For more information, call Insa Riepen at (435) 649-9698.
*Free Speedskating Lessons, courtesy of the Park City Speedskating Club will take place every Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in February and March. Lessons feature professional coaching from former member of U.S. Speedskating Team. Participants must have some basic skating ability and the skates are provided. Bring a helmet. Long sleeves and long pants are required. For more information, contact: Park City Ice Arena at (435) 615-5700 or visit pcice.org.
*Look Good Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty and hair techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment. The program runs on the second Thursday of each month at Heber Valley Medical Center in the boardroom from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To reserve a spot, or for more information call 1-800-395-LOOK.
*Caregivers Night Out is a monthly support group that offers assistance to those who are taking care of loved ones. Meetings are held in Summit County on the third Thursday of every month at Wentworth Assisted Living Center, located at 4200 North 400 West in Oakley. Meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call (435) 783-5575 for more information.
* THE SHOP Yoga Studio, a nonprofit community yoga center, offers Anusara yoga classes every Thursday night from 6-7:30 p.m. The studio is located at 1167 Woodside Ave. For more information, call (435) 649-9339 or visit parkcityyoga.com.
* Spiro Arts at Silver Star life drawing classes will be held Thursdays in the Park Room at Trailside, (across from the Trailside Elementary School). Classes are held from 6-8 p.m. Participants are expected to bring their own art supplies, easels or drawing boards. Life drawing is part of Spiro Arts "Open Studio" series. There is no instructor–all open studio evenings are offered as an opportunity for independent study. Contact Kathryn at Spiro Arts for more information at (435) 649-6258 or e-mail email@example.com.
*The Park City Library, located at 1255 Park Ave., will host "Toddlertime" (songs, stories, rhymes and a craft for children ages 2-3 years) Thursdays at 11 a.m. Call the Library for more information at (435) 615-5600.
*The Park City Library, located at 1255 Park Ave., will present "Preschool Storytime" (songs, stories, rhymes and a craft for children ages 3-5 years) Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call the Library for more information at (435) 615-5600.
*The Park City Historical Society and Museum hosts a Latino Outreach Program every Thursday at 4 p.m. The program pairs kids from Aspen Villas with docents for a museum tour. The museum is located on the second floor of the Main Street Mall at 333 Main St. For more information, visit parkcityhistory.org.
*Third Thursday, Park City’s social and business networking group, will meet every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The gathering is free and open to the public. For more information e-mail Alair Emory at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 671-6964.
*THE SHOP Yoga Studio is offering pre- and post-natal yoga for women in all stages of pregnancy and motherhood Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Call (435) 649-9339 for more information or online at parkcityyoga.com.
*The Christian Center Friday Prayer Group is open to Christians of all backgrounds. Come to the center, located at 1100 Iron Horse Drive, any Friday from 9-10 a.m. for a brief devotional and great prayer time for our community, our churches, our world. For more information, call (435) 649-2260.
*The Park City Mountain Sports Club holds a T.G.I.F. meeting and activity every Friday in and around Park City. Call (435) 645-5350 or visit pcmsc.org for more information.
* The last Friday of every month, the Kimball Art Center presents its Park City Gallery Stroll. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. and includes music and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $7. On the day of the gallery stroll, interested participants can stop by the Art Center to pick up a map listing participating galleries. For more information, contact the Kimball at (435) 649-8882 or visit kimball-art.org.
*Locals Night, Star Bar
*Each third Saturday, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) offers a special art studio program designed for children ages 4 – 12. The event is from 2 – 4 p.m. and is free with admission to the museum. Space is limited and patrons are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (801) 581-7332 or visit umfa.utah.edu.
*Deejay Danny Boy, Star Bar
*The Side Car, Jeff Lawrence 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
*The Spur Bar and Grill, The Matt Lewis Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
*Cisero’s Night Club is featuring Eric Anthony, a guitarist and vocalist, at 9 p.m.
*Open mic night, Bistro 412
*Open mic night, The Sidecar
*Tony Oros, Bistro 412 Bar
*Cisero’s Night Club is featuring Matt Calder the One Man Band at 9 p.m. For more information, contact 649-5044.
*Cisero’s Night Club is having a karaoke night. For more information, contact 649-5044.
*Locals Night with Deejay Chassis, Cisero’s
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