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Park Silly Sunday Market – Park City (Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Given the late Labor Day holiday this year, Park City might be a perfect venue for a lazy Sunday. Along Historic Main Street each Sunday through the end of the month will be the central location for an environmentally-conscious street festival, farmer’s market, flea market, antique market, and crafts market. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now in its third summer, the Sunday market was the brainchild of Kimberly Kuehn, Jewels Harrison and Julie Doerr-Arenson. As noted in a Park City magazine piece:
“The Park Silly Sunday Market was born of the desire of the three Park City transplants for a place where locals could reconnect on a regular basis. Following the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Park City began to grow at an unprecedented pace. The Wednesday Concerts in the Park, which had for so many years served as a locals’ link up, had gotten unwieldy and had to be moved from City Park to Deer Valley. Harrison says the move cost the event that laid-back, catch-up-with-everyone, hang-out-all-afternoon-and-all-night feel.
“There were tons of events in town, but nothing that served to glue the community together,” Harrison says. “I was determined never to move again, and we needed to find a way to keep that magic of our community alive.”
For more information, see here.
Orchestra of Southern Utah Popular Music Recital – Sept. 8
The Orchestra of Southern Utah’s fall season opens with a recital featuring a variety of performances including Cellomania. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 70 North 200 West in Cedar City.
Youth group Cellomania performs three well-known songs arranged for cello quartet by John Reed of the Hampton String Quartet: “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” by The Eurythmics, and “Happy Together” by The Turtles.
The group will also play “Mellow Cellos Tango” by Michael Kibbe, “Baby Elephant Walk” by Henry Mancini from the Paramount Picture Hatari and “The Lord of the Dance” by Ron Hardiman. This final number was arranged for quartet by Larry Moore and then adapted for cello ensemble by Nina Hansen.
Cellomania is under the direction of Hansen and includes Dane Stults, Jamie James, Ali Diaz, Ethan Hansen, Heather Leavitt, Emily White, and Emily Smolka. The group performed in Disneyland last spring and is working towards performances in China.
Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, see here.
Wasatch Community Gardens’ 20th Anniversary and Tomato Sandwich Party – Sept. 12
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Wasatch Community Gardens is invisting the public to enjoy sandwiches made with organically grown heirloom tomatoes and organic basil in homemade pesto. All the sandwiches are made by Wasatch Community Gardens’ staff, board, and volunteers, and the bread is generously donated by local businesses. The event will be held at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E) on Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, see here.
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