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Faith in action: Dalai Lama's birthday, Prayers for Compassion, Mormon Pacific Islanders
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Dalai Lama's Birthday Prayers

Utah's Tibetan community will celebrate their spiritual leader's birthday.

When • Saturday, 10 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where • Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 740 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Prayers for Compassion

Urgyen Samten Ling invites the public to Prayers for Compassion. Anyone can participate at any time, day or night, to contribute to the accumulation of more than 2 million recitations of Om Mani Padme Hung, the mantra of compassion.

When • Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where • Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 740 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for pre-kindergartners to fifth-graders. Lifeway's "Colossal Coaster World" is the theme. Call 801-363-3889 or visit http://www.fpcslc.org for more information.

When • Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Where • First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Israeli Scouts Performance

The Israeli Scouts, a song and dance troupe sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Utah, the LDS Church Foundation, and the Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scouts of America, will perform.

When • Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.

Where • Congregation Kol Ami, 2425 Heritage Way, Salt Lake City

When • Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Temple Har Shalom, 3700 N. Brookside Court, Park City

Tickets • Free

Iosepa: Utah's Pacific-Islander Pioneers Through the eyes of an Archaeologist

From 1889 to 1917, Mormon converts from the Pacific Islands settled in Iosepa, a remote desert colony in Utah's Skull Valley. Archaeological investigations at the site have revealed how these pioneers sought to make the desert "blossom as the rose" by drawing upon their traditional cultures and their new faith.

When • Thursday, July 11, 7-8 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

German Research Workshop

The LDS Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on German research. To register, email FHLClassReg@familysearch.org or call 801-240-4950. To view the class schedule, visit familysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule.

When • Saturday, July 13, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

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