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(Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune) Helmout Wenzel, owner of Edelweiss, talks to customers in his booth during Snowbird's 40th annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Snowbird Ski Resort on August 18, 2012. Sunday, Oct. 7, is the final day of the festival.
Weekend Express: Utah’s events planning guide
First Published Oct 05 2012 12:34 pm • Last Updated Oct 05 2012 12:35 pm

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit nowsaltlake.com.

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Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp

Boy scouts travel back in time to 1858 to 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. Visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/camp-floyd/adventure_camp to register.

When » Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at 5 p.m.

Where » Camp Floyd State Park and Stagecoach Inn Museum, 18035 W. 1540 North, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $20; stateparks.utah.gov/parks/camp-floyd/adventure_camp

Evening Nature Sketch

Admire the changing colors of early evening and enjoy the fun of sketching nature on this 1.5-mile, round-trip hike. Register at 435-628-2255 or visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon for information.

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When » Friday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Where » Snow Canyon State Park, 1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins

Tickets » Free; $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people);

Festa di Colombo

In honor of Columbus Day, the Italian-American Civic League will host its annual Festa di Colombo‚ a night of Italian culture and cuisine. The evening will include a four-course meal and two drink tickets, as well as live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit charities supported by IACL. To purchase tickets, visit UtahItalians.com.

When » Saturday, October 6 at 6 p.m.

Where » The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 south, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $40; *For an additional $5, guests will be able to view The Leonardo’s current exhibit, "DaVinci The Genius"; must be 21; UtahItalians.com

Monsters, Movies & the Dude - Blain Hefner

Artist Blain Hefner will hold his Monsters, Movies & the Dude art exhibit. Visit www.slcjcc.org for information.

When » Friday, October 5 from 5 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where » IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets » bit.ly/TQ46JD


The Copper Hills High Math, Engineering and Science Association is holding its annual "Astro-Blast." The event is an opportunity for people to come together and witness some pretty amazing demonstrations and displays, rocket building, cool constellation watching and a rocket shooting competition.

When » Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 10 p.m. The rocket firing competition is 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where » Copper Hills High School Atrium and softball field, 5445 W. New Bingham Highway (7800 South) in West Jordan

Twenty-Two Faces: Inside the Extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and Her 22 Multiple Personalities

Judy Byington will present her biography, "Twenty-Two Faces: Inside the Extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and Her Twenty-Two Multiple Personalities," the story about a Utah woman who claims she underwent mind-control, survived a human sacrifice ceremony, witnessed another child’s homicide and was not alone in her allegations of ritual abuse.

When » Friday, October 5 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Fare Exhibit

The Utah Arts & Museums will sponsor the opening of the exhibition "Fare," that explores the relationship of food to culture. The gallery will be open for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.

When » Friday, October 5 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Flu Shots in Utah County

The Utah County Health Department is offering flu shots starting at $24. Visit www.utahcountyonline.org/dept/Health/flushots for information.

When » Friday, October 5 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where » Utah County Health - American Fork, 599 S. 500 East , American Fork

Slusser Gallery Landscapes Exhibition

Slusser Gallery will present a group exhibition of landscape paintings by top Utah artists including: Tom Howard, John Hughes, Randall Lake, Karrie Baldwin Penney, Ian Ramsay, William Stonebraker, and many others. Visit www.slussergallery.blogspot.com/ for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m., Friday, October 5 from 1:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where » Slusser Gallery, 447 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

The Saint John’s Bible Exhibit

The Cathedral Church of St. Mark will host a week-long exhibition of "The Saint John’s Bible." This work was produced by Saint John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of fellow artists and scribes were commissioned to produce this hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. Visit stmarkscathedralut.org/parish-life/upcoming-events for information.

When » Friday, October 5 from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where » St. Mark’ Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

Jack London at Utah State University

Utah State University’s extensive collection of Jack London material will be in the spotlight as part of a new exhibit presented by University Libraries and its Special Collections and Archives Division. The formal opening and gallery talk for the exhibit are Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m., Room 101.

When » Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m., Friday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Where » Utah State University - Merrill-Cazier Library, 3000 Old Main Hill, Logan

Tickets » Free

Poinsettia Fundraiser

People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will offer a poinsettia sale for the holidays. The poinsettias (plant and pot) average 15-19 inches tall and 15 inches wide, and are set in a 6-inch pot with a satin pot cover. Poinsettias need to be pre-ordered by Nov. 15, 2012. Call 801-484-2205 to order. Visit pwacu.org/NewsServer/articles/s0009.html for information.

When » Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m.

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