Today, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of West Temple and North Temple, is offering classes in Dutch research for anyone with ancestors from the Netherlands.

The library will offer classes in Italian research on Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Classes will treat "Finding the Place of Origin," "Basic Research," "Marriage Records," "Reading Church and Civil Records" and "Italian Research on the Internet." All classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To view the schedule online, go to

Christian Scientists forming study group

A Bible Study group is being formed for Christian Scientists, their families, friends, neighbors and community members. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend a get-acquainted meeting today, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Christian Science Reading Room, 2309 S. Highland Drive. More information is available by calling 269-8014.

Wrestling event to aid parish building fund

Enjoy National Wrestling Association Pro Wrestling UCW-Zero Action, today, 7 p.m., at the sports field at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road. Tickets are $10 general admission, $3 for children and $45 for families and groups. Proceeds benefit the parish building fund. Call 255-8902.

CALM group to meet Sunday for discussion

The Salt Lake City Religious Transition Group of CALM — Community after Leaving Mormonism — will meet on Sunday, Aug. 17, 12:30 p.m. at 6876 S. Highland Drive (2000 East). The group provides honest discussion and support for those questioning or feeling uncomfortable with their traditional religion. Contact Bill Dobbs at [email protected] or 801-486-9616.

First Unitarian Church to close summer forum

The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East, will conclude its summer forum on Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m., with "Healing the Great Divide: Mission Impossible?" by Deen Chatterjee. For information, call 582-8687 or go to

Sunday sermon to focus on 'Proper Attitude'

The Rev. Joshua Harding will be preaching a sermon titled "A Proper Attitude Toward Trials" on Sunday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. at Provo Bible Church, 1449 W. 1150 South, Provo. Call 801-373-8272.

Christian music festival to feature Adam's Road

Worship '08, a Christian music festival, will be Sunday, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m. at the Gallivan Center, 230 S. Main. This year's event will feature Adam's Road from Florida. This will be the group's first performance in Utah. This is a free outdoor event and open to the public. Bring blankets and chairs.

Christ United Methodist to sponsor barbecue

Christ United Methodist Church will sponsor a church summer barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m., at Sugarhouse Park, 1330 E. 2100 South. The event will begin with a youth soccer game. Thee churches' Vacation Bible School kids will be performing at about 5:15 p.m. Call 486-5473.

Krishna Temple plans birthday celebration

The Krishna Temple, 8628 S. Main, Spanish Fork, has planned a transcendental birthday party for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., to celebrate the Appearance Day of Shree Krishna. There will be Indian dance, drama, music, hot meals, exhibits and gifts for all. This holiday for Hindus compares to Christmas Day. Admission is free to the public. For more information contact Caru or Vai at 1-801-798-3559 or check out

Vietnamese Parish will host carnival on Aug. 23

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Vietnamese Parish, will host a carnival on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 5415 S. 4360 West, Kearns. Admission is free and there will be food, entertainment and games.

Provo Baptist Church pastor to retire soon

The Rev. Rhett Durfee of the First Baptist Church of Provo has announced his retirement. His final Sunday at the church is Aug. 31. The church will have a business meeting on Aug. 24, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship, to vote on calling an interim pastor. For more information call 801-369-7968 or visit

Mass on the Grass Aug. 24 on U. campus

St. Catherine of Siena Parish and the Newman Center will host their annual Mass on the Grass, Sunday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Presidents Circle, 170 S. University, the University of Utah. The public and especially students are invited. Call 359-6066.

Temple Har Shalom plans photo exhibit

Temple Har Shalom, 3700 N. Brookside Court, Park City, is presenting "The Art2art Exhibition: Israel 60 Years" through Oct. 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. It features 60 memorable photographs. Contact Dondea at 435-649-2276 for details.

'Back to Bible' airs on KEYY radio station

Christian radio station KEYY, 1450 AM, will feature "You Don't Have to be Famous to Be Important" on next week's "Back to the Bible" radio show, airing weekdays at 9 p.m. on KEYY. For more information call 801-374-5210 or go to

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