Nathan Devir speaks on "The Lost Tribes of Israel, Yesterday and Today"!
Nov
8
6:30 AM06:30

Nathan Devir speaks on "The Lost Tribes of Israel, Yesterday and Today"!

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Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges discussion series! On Wednesday, November 8, at 6:30 PM, we welcome Nathan Devir as he speaks on "The Lost Tribes of Israel, Yesterday and Today"!

Nathan Devir, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, will probe the modern fascination with the Lost Tribes of Israel and examine new communities who claim this identity. In the developing world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of so-called “Judaizing” communities with supposed descent from the biblical Ten Lost Tribes are increasingly attempting to gain recognition of their status as the “Dispersed of Israel.” Given the near-impossibility of corroborating such communities' ties to known centers of Jewish life elsewhere, how might one establish if such claims have any basis in fact? Professor Devir analyzes the evidence, provides an overview of Jewish-related activity in far-flung locales, and elucidates the implications of these claims and movements surrounding the Lost Tribes for the state of Israel and the Judeo-Christian world in general. The presentation is based on his book New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

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Trolley Square Halloween Smash Bash!
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Trolley Square Halloween Smash Bash!

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Trolley Square

Halloween Smash Bash

October 28th 2-5pm

Come in costume to Trolley Mall 2-4pm for Trick or Treating

Food Trucks, Snack Bags for Sale, Outdoor Concert with "Surf Daddy", "Guess the Pumpkin's Weight" contest winner announced

Pumpkin Drop - 4pm

One pumpkin $10, Two for $15, Three for $20

Don't miss your chance to climb the Trolley Square Water Tower and drop a pumpkin off the top!

All proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation

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Dale C. George, author of "The Device" Book Signing at The Machine Age
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Dale C. George, author of "The Device" Book Signing at The Machine Age

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Friday, Oct 27th and Saturday, Oct 28th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, local author Dale C. George will be at The Machine Age to sign his new novel, The Device. The Device weaves historical fiction, science fiction, mystery and suspense into a time-traveling thriller. The unlikely hero is a man who has Parkinson’s disease.

About "The Device"

When George d’Clare receives the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, he and his wife Madison organize a support group. This noble endeavor eventually leads them to meeting a strange man with an incredible story – a captivating tale about a device that could transport a person into the future and return them safely to the present. His far-fetched account also comes with an equally fantastic offer: to help him in a daring plan to use the device to bring back the cure for the disease. Thinking the man suffers from dementia, George dismisses him as delusional. 

But when the strange man is later killed in a deliberate hit-and-run, the couple embarks on a search for the truth about the device, beginning with the perfectly-handwritten diary he left behind. They soon discover that they are involved in a deadly cat-and-mouse chase through time, whose origin dates back to the final days of World War II, and to a highly-classified Nazi operation, codenamed “Firebird.” 

Could there actually be a device capable of time travel? And if so, can George and Madison find it in time to stop the next phase of the inconceivable Firebird plan?

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A Royal Ball (benefit for Nurturing Nations)
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

A Royal Ball (benefit for Nurturing Nations)

All Kings and their Little Princesses are cordially invited to

A Royal Ball

Join us for an enchanted evening to benefit

Nurturing Nations - One Child at a Time a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing children from falling into human trafficking.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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Soul On Fire Expo
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Soul On Fire Expo

Experience a healing fair with an edge at The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square on Sunday, August 6, 2017. You'll discover a variety of classes and vendors (including healers, intuitives, coaches, shops and more) to provide services, tools and guidance to help care for and inspire your soul to follow your true passions along life's journey. After all, "There's nothing more powerful than the human soul on fire."

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Beauty and the Ballet Camp @ Ballet West Academy
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Beauty and the Ballet Camp @ Ballet West Academy

Week 2: July 31– August 3, 2017
Beauty and the Ballet Camp @ Ballet West Academy
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-3:00 pm

Exciting inventions, an abundance of books and magical friends will inspire dancers to create.  This enchanting week will combine art and movement as we explore the lives of a beauty and a beast. Students will incorporate ballet-based movements and imaginative art work to explore the world of fantasy! Ages 3–6 (As of May 1, 2017). Camp Cost: $150 per week.

Visit the Fantasy Camp Webpage to View More Information and to Register:
https://balletwest.org/academy/locations/downtown/summer-ballet-camps

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