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Monthly Gallery Stroll

Salt Lake City’s monthly Gallery Stroll will be on March 18, and occurs every third Friday of the month. Admission is free at this public event and the galleries are open from 6-9 p.m. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is committed to bringing the value of visual art to the forefront of Salt Lake City’s cultural identity. For a list of the current stroll and maps, visit

St. George Art Festival

On March 25-26, St. George hosts its 37th Annual Art Festival at Historic Town Square at 50 South Main. The Art Festival began as a place to showcase the many artists who call St. George their home. Since then it has expanded to include over 110 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. Festival goers enjoy thousands of original works of art, live entertainment on two stages, a vibrant children’s area including a splash pad and St. George’s historic carousel, and foods of all kinds.

Family Art Saturday

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art invites children of all ages and their families to discover changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator on the second Saturday of each month. On March 12, “Get Into Character” and make a mask. After spending many years in the film industry, David Brothers turned to set design and still photography to tell stories set within his staged, fantastical worlds. Visit Rolithica for inspiration before creating a mask of a creature that could exist in one of these environments. When your mask is done, return to the exhibition to be photographed as though you are part of the installation! Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities.

Cookie College

Cookie College at Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village is no piece-of-cake college experience. For children ages four to 12, the two hour course will include a class in cutting cookie dough, an advanced course in snacking (while the cookies bake), and conclude with Cookie Art 101. Parents remain with children to help them earn their Baker’s of Fine Arts degree. Fridays from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes all supplies and a free kids meal. Pre-registration required, call 801-566-8808. This course is also ideal for birthday parties.

The Power of Play

Canyons District is accepting new-student applications for available spots in the preschool programs at Altara, Butler, Jordan Valley, Quail Hollow and Willow Springs elementary schools. In addition to serving students needing special education services free of cost, schools with space for tuition-paying students have morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions are 8:20-10:50 a.m. Afternoon sessions are 11:30-2 p.m. Students can enroll in a two- or four-days-a-week program. Cost is $70 for two days a week; and $140 for four days a week. Availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Acceptance letters will be mailed the first week of April. Students who are not accepted are placed on a waiting list and parents will be notified when space is available. Questions? Call the CSD Early Childhood Development Department at 801-826-5112.

Utah Day of Percussion

The 2016 Day of Percussion Festival will be held at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper on March 19. The most comprehensive and collaborative percussion event in the state of Utah, the festival is intended to provide a wealth of information, experience and fun for all who attend. This year’s day will feature world-renowned guest artists Caixa Trio and Ndugu Chancler; showcase performances by the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, American Fork High School, Skyline High School, and American Fork Junior High School; and terrace concerts performed by the Drum Labs Steel Drum Ensemble, the All-City Elementary Percussion Ensemble, Samba Fogo and the Intermountain Percussion Association.

Pine Needles Sewing and 
Quilting Classes

If you’ve been “pining” for increased sewing knowledge or simply want to try a new hobby on for size, Pine Needles at Gardner Village is your place. Their course curriculum includes sewing basics for beginners and more advanced options for those looking to grow their stitching skills. If time spent creating with friends (and making new friends in the process!) is what you’re after, grab a project you’ve been working on (or want to start) and join Pine Needles for Open Sew. For a full list of March classes, head to

Celebrate Spring’s Arrival at Cabela’s

On March 12 and 13, Cabela’s will be hosting Spring Great Outdoor Days, with free seminars and events all weekend long. Activities include a kids fishing game (cast a line and win a prize!) and kids shooting range where instructors will demonstrate how to safely handle a BB gun. Classes will feature several fishing and turkey hunting options. For a full list of scheduled activities, head to

Lone Peak Toastmasters-Where Leaders Are Made

It’s been said that most people would rank public speaking next to death and spiders as one of human’s greatest fears. It doesn’t have to be this way. Every day we make some form of speech to sell our services or products. How effective we deliver that speech will determine the outcome of our financial future and personal growth. Toastmasters provides a vibrant, friendly learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop strong communication and leadership skills, which in turn promotes valuable self-confidence. Lone Peak Toastmasters meets every Thursday morning, 7 a.m. at South Mountain Community Church, 14216 South Bangerter Parkway. Guests are always welcome. Text by Frank Lewis