Stake plans centennial activities

The Ogden Stake will celebrate its 100th anniversary in the month of July. The celebration will begin with the stake's float entry in the Ogden Pioneer Day parade on July 24. On July 25, the stake has organized a temple day at the Ogden Temple. A 5-kilometer walk/run will be held July 26 at Mount Ogden Park, with the walk beginning at 5 p.m. and the run at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by a picnic at the park between 6 and 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 27, an open house at the Ogden Stake Center will take place between 4:30 and 5:50 p.m. and 7:10 and 9 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Quorum of the Seventy will speak at a fireside.

To register for the 5K walk/run, contact Becky Roe at 627-6080.

'Social Venture' funds awarded

A group of Brigham Young University students was awarded $10,000 by winning the 2008 Social Venture Competition for their efforts toward improving education.

The competition was established in 2004 by the BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance and is designed for students who, through a business venture, are addressing social issues.

The winning group, Students for Self-Sustainable Schools, plans to build a hotel in the Kancheepuram district of India to create a stable source of funding for an area school. Students involved include Harsh Dhawan Grover, Sylvia Finlayson, Ben Garrison, Brian Hill and Steve Kofford.

Museum seeks art submissions

The Museum of Church History and Art is seeking submissions from around the world for the Eighth International Art Competition. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are ages 18 and older by Dec. 31, 2008, are invited to submit their original artwork centered on the theme of "Remembering the Great Things of God." The deadline is Oct. 10.

International art competitions are held every three years to highlight new work by both professional and amateur LDS artists. The winners of this year's competition — approximately 225 pieces total — will be displayed in the Museum of Church History and Art in 2009. For complete information, go to

More FamilySearch classes

The next series of classes on FamilySearch Indexing will be Saturday, July 12, at the Family History Library located to the west of Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The series runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes the classes "How to do indexing," "Arbitrating FamilySearch Indexing batches and "Indexing Administration."

The "How to do Indexing" class will be repeated on July 18 and 25 at 10 a.m. The classes are free.

Also on July 12, the library will hold a series of classes on Norwegian research. On July 26, an all-day series of classes will be presented on U.S. and Canada immigration and naturalization.

To register for the classes, e-mail [email protected] or call 801-240-4950. To view class schedules, visit