Community Initiatives

Golden Spike National Historic Site

by Eleven 18. March 2015 12:18

May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. To allow visitors to relive the Celebration of the Driving of the Last Spike, volunteers portray the dignitaries who were at the ceremony on May 10th, 1869. Reenactments of the celebration are held Saturdays and holidays, starting at 11:00 a.m. and following the 1:00 p.m. Steam Demonstration. Steam locomotive reenactments also occur every day during the summer season.

To learn more about the Golden Spike National Historic Site click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

by Eleven 11. July 2014 10:11

The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre offers summer performances of operas and concerts. This summer's operas are Vanessa, The Student Prince, Les Miserables, and Oklahoma. Aside from the summer season the organization visits school districts and assists teachers in helping children create their own operas. Until now, 75,000 children in Utah have written their own operas with the help of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. The group also runs the High School Musical Theatre Awards throughout the state with any high school that would like to participate/compete. The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre helps bring great performances to Utah and make great performers out of Utahns.

To learn more about the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Education | Utah

Aware of Angels

by Eleven 10. July 2014 16:05

Even with the incredible advances we've had in medical technology many suffering from chromosome/genetic disorders are facing difficulty in being treated. Aware of Angels works to raise awareness and promote research for those children who face such circumstances, bond together their families, and remember those who have been lost. The group does this through beautiful photography and stories which highlight the angels who face such chromosome/genetic disorders.

To learn more about the Aware of Angels project and how to help click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Health | Parenting | Utah

Salt Lake City Public Library

by Eleven 10. July 2014 15:43

The Salt Lake City Public Library is one of the many libraries in Utah and even just in Salt Lake City. Of course, the library offers thousands of books of different types to appeal to any reader, but there are other services that are provided. For example ebooks are becoming more available, and the library is a great place to host movie screenings or public discussions. The summer reading program also offers great incentives for kids to keep their minds active over the summer while earning rewards. Another great service that the library offers is that with the Salt Lake City Public Library card you also get a free subscription to Lynda.com which is a website that can teach you how to use a wide variety of software programs.

To learn more about the Salt Lake City Public Library click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah

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


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