A calendar of LDS-themed events from around the United States and Canada.
San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group: "The Eddie and Wanda Willis Story, from the Panthers to the Priesthood," Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Oakland Interstake Center Chapel, 4780 Lincoln Ave., Oakland
2012 Family History Open House: "The Future of Your Past: Moving Forward with Family History," keynote speaker, Jay Verkler, outgoing CEO of FamilySearch, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Menlo Park Family History Center, 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park (see www.mpfhc.org or call 650-325-9711 for registration information)
BYU— Idaho (Rexburg): BYU-Idaho Barbershop Music Festival, Feb. 4; BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance with trumpet player Ingrid Jensen, Feb. 10-11; River North Chicago Dance, Feb. 16; Daedalus Quartet, Feb. 24; BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta featuring David Sogg, a bassoonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, March 2; "Bring Forth My Zion," featuring choirs and orchestra in the BYU-Idaho Center, March 9 (tickets available by www.byui.edu/centerstage , www.byui.edu/tickets or by calling 208-496-3170)
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center: Art Exhibit Black History Month, daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Reader's Theater: "A Special Destiny," Feb. 5, 7 p.m.; "Singing Sensations Children's Choir," Feb. 12, 7 p.m.; African American Family History Seminar, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-noon; Why I Believe fireside: Chris and Eme Martin,
Alfred Street Baptist Church Choir and the Mormon Choir of Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. (see www.mormon.org/dc )
Independence Visitors Center: "Witnesses of Christ," art exhibit by Liz Lemon Swindle, through April 30, Independence Visitors Center, 927 W. Walnut, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (call 816-836-3477 for information)
Kansas City Missouri Temple: Open house, April 7-21, (tickets required, see kansascitymormontemple.org); dedication, May 6 (tickets from a bishop or branch president required)
Historic Nauvoo: Exodus commemoration, Feb. 4, 8 a.m., start at Family Living Center
2nd Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories Gathering: Feb. 3-4 (see www.untoldnauvoostories.com)
All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted. The Mormon Times calendar list for events in the United States and Canada are published on Saturdays. To submit an event, please email it to [email protected] and include a contact name and phone number. Events are due noon Wednesday for Saturday's calendar.