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Notable musicians, authors, artist's part of conference event

Deseret Book will host six live performances and appearances by several authors and artists Saturday between conference sessions on the ninth floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building east of Temple Square.

Alex Boye and Kenneth Cope will perform between noon and 2 p.m. with Eclipse and Jordan Bluth performing between 4 and 6 p.m. Artists Greg Olsen and Simon Dewey will appear during both time frames. That evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., Carmen Rasmusen and Mercy River will perform as part of "Ladies Night."

Several best-selling authors will be present during different times throughout the day. The list includes John Bytheway, Robert Millet, S. Michael Wilcox, Nancy Murphy, Beverly Campbell and Chieko Okazaki. For a complete list of authors and appearance times, see the calendar at right. For more information, visit DeseretBook.com and click on the "Events" link.

Special-needs productions begin

The annual productions of the North Davis and South Davis Special Needs Mutual organizations begin next week.

The organizations help special-needs youths participate in church programs such as Young Women, Young Men and Scouting. The annual stage productions have been taking place for more than 20 years.

The four performances of North Davis' "Around the World in Eighty Minutes: Up Up and Away!" will be Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11 in the Layton High School auditorium (440 Lancer Lane). Performances begin at 7 p.m.

The four performances of South Davis' "Sounds Great: The Miracle of Hearing" will be Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18 at the Bountiful/Woods Cross Regional Center (835 N. 400 East, Woods Cross). Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Admission to all performances is free. For a more in-depth look at the productions, read next week's edition of Mormon Times.

BYU-TV program for parents

A new Brigham Young University's David O. McKay School of Education TV program seeks to encourage parents.

"You Can Do This: An Approach to Raising Wonderful Children" will debut on BYU Television on Saturday at 6 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Sunday at noon and April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

"You Can Do This" features actual families sharing their concerns about parenting and issues affecting family life. The program outlines teaching strategies parents can use to help their children make better choices, help improve communication and make the home less contentious.

Richard Young, dean of the McKay School of Education, shares his insights during the program.

Harvard graduate to share insights

Mindy Jeppesen will be the featured speaker at the B'nai Shalom semiannual event tonight at the LDS stake center located at 142 W. 200 North in Salt Lake City. Jeppesen, a 2002 BYU graduate who earned a master's degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard in 2006, will speak on the Rabbinic method of scripture study. A 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner will be followed by the 7:30 p.m. fireside. B'nai Shalom (Children of Peace) is a group that "celebrate(s) the myriad connections between Mormons and Jews," according to a news release.