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  • A calendar of LDS-themed events from around the United States and Canada.ALABAMAHuntsville YSA: Canoe trip, Aug. 15
  • North Alabama-East Mississippi YSA: Multistake activity, Aug. 29
  • South Alabama-Florida Panhandle YSA: Tubing trip, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Bear Paw on Chipola River
  • ARIZONAGila Valley institute: Classes begin, Aug. 24; opening social, Aug. 28
  • Glendale institute: Opening social, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Mesa institute: Classes begin, Aug. 24; barbecue, Aug. 28
  • Mesa Red Mountain institute: YSA fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
  • Prescott institute: Classes begin, Aug. 25
  • Tempe institute: Welcome Week at ASU, Aug. 17-21; Fireside, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.; classes begin, Aug. 24; opening social, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Tucson institute: New student orientation lunch, Aug. 25, noon; classes begin, Aug. 26; regional YSA conference, Aug. 29
  • Phoenix single adult group: Dance and hang-out night, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., 1050 W. Grove Parkway, Tempe; ballroom dance, Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m., 611 N. Stewart, Mesa; midsingles fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., 1000 S. McAllister, Tempe; Westside fireside, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., 5250 W. Thunderbird, Glendale; Eastside fireside, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., 835 S. 32nd St., Mesa
  • ARKANSASFayetteville institute: Opening social, Aug. 21; Wednesday night activity, Aug. 26
  • CALIFORNIACosta Mesa, Huntington Beach, Orange and Cypress institute: Multi-institute fireside, Aug. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Irvine Stake Center, 23 Lake Road, Irvine
  • Pleasant Hill institute: Opening social, forum, Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m.
  • Santa Maria institute: Taco Tuesday starts, Aug. 25, 50 cents, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Stockton institute: Fall open house — Popcorn Week, Aug. 17-21, 820 Brookside Road
  • Ventura institute: Back-to-school barbecue, Aug. 19 at noon, 4797 Loma Vista Road
  • Monterey institute: Multistake YSA dances on Fridays, first Friday in the Camanche building in San Jose, the second Friday at Pleasanton, the third Friday at Saratoga, the fourth Friday at Fremont, and fifth Friday at Santa Cruz, 10 p.m. (call 408-867-1750 for information)
  • COLORADOAlamosa institute: Forum, Aug. 28, noon
  • Boulder institute: Water skiing, Aug. 22
  • Colorado Springs and Air Force Academy institute: Summer fireside, President Kevin Woodward, Aug. 16, 2 p.m., Jamboree building
  • Fort Collins institute: Ice cream social, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Bishoprics barbecue, Aug. 22; back to school dinner and comedy night, Aug. 28
  • Denver metro institute: Regional YSA summer fling and dance, Aug. 15, 5 p.m., APEX center; fall classes start, Aug. 19; Friday forums start, Aug. 21, 2:30 p.m.
  • Greeley institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 24
  • FLORIDAPanama City Stake: YSA Mystery Dance, Aug. 20, Bristol building
  • Tampa institute: Fall semester begins, Aug. 24; fall semester kickoff, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m.
  • IDAHOBYU-Idaho (Rexburg): Devotional, Lynn Perkes, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Hart auditorium
  • Boise institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24
  • Pocatello institute: Registration week, Aug. 24-28; opening social, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.; welcome back fireside, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.; classes begin Aug. 31
  • Idaho Falls institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24; opening social, Sept. 10 after class
  • Twin Falls institute: Opening fireside, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.; classes begin Aug. 24; lunch and activity, Aug. 28, noon; opening social, Aug. 28
  • Moscow institute: Weekly Friday forum begins Aug. 28; fall classes begin Aug. 31
  • ILLINOISNauvoo: The Healing Power of Jesus Christ art exhibit, through Oct. 1, Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center; Vocal Point, August 4-15, 8:30 p.m., Nauvoo Outdoor Stage
  • Peoria institute: Tristake opening social, Aug. 29, Mahomet Lake of the Woods
  • Chicago Mid-Singles: Conference, Aug. 28-30 (see www.chicagomidsingles.com)
  • INDIANAWest Lafayette institute: Spoil your dinner ice cream social, Aug. 19, 4 p.m.; Fall classes start, Aug. 24-28
  • LOUISIANABaton Rouge institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 25
  • MARYLANDWashington, D.C., temple visitors center (9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington): Heavenly Majesty — Images of Creation: exhibit of Hubble telescope high-resolution photographs, ongoing through Aug. 16
  • MONTANABozeman institute: Pirate dance, Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; Family home evenings, Mondays, 7 p.m.; ultimate Frisbee, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., MSU soccer fields summer classes, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. through Aug. 11
  • Billings institute: Summer classes, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. through Aug. 11
  • NEVADALas Vegas institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24
  • Henderson institute: Summer classes, Thursdays, 7 p.m.
  • NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24; regional YSA fall social, Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Montano building
  • NORTH CAROLINADurham institute: Opening social, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
  • Carolina YSA: Regional activity, water activities, Aug. 15, 1 p.m, followed by Kenneth Cope fireside, 7 p.m., 288 Greenbay Road, Mooresville; dance, Aug. 21, 9:30 p.m., Hilliard building; Tips on Life fireside, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte South Stake Center
  • OHIOColumbus YSA: Night at Huntington Park, Aug. 22, meet at 6 p.m. to carpool Dayton YSA: Canoe trip and dinner, Aug. 15, 12:30 p.m., Little Miami Canoe Rental (see www.cindayysa.com to RSVP)
  • OKLAHOMANorman institute: Fall open house, Aug. 24; fall classes start, Aug. 26; Friday forum, Aug. 28, 12:30 p.m.; opening social, Aug. 29
  • OREGONCorvallis Institute: Bishops fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
  • Ontario Institute: Street bash and barbecue, Aug. 15, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Fruitland, Idaho, chapel
  • Portland East YSAs: Water activity, concert, barbecue, Aug. 22, 2 p.m., 3233 NE 162nd Ave., Portland
  • SOUTH CAROLINAColumbia institute: YSA activity, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., Fort Discovery
  • Greenville YSA: Multistake activity, Aug. 22, Augusta
  • TEXASHouston YSAs: Fireside, hurricane preparedness, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Klein Stake Center
  • Houston area single adult group: North metro fireside, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Hafer Road chapel; Fireside, Living the Gospel, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Maplewood building, 5531 Beechnut St., Houston; dance, Sept. 5, 8 p.m.
  • Killeen and Waco institute: Fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Temple chapel
  • Edinburg institute: Blood drive and movie night, Aug. 20, 3:30-8 p.m.
  • San Marcos institute: YSA dance, Aug. 29, 8:30 p.m., institute building
  • Dallas/Forth Worth YSAs: iServe regional YSA conference, Sept. 19-20 (see iserve.dfwysa.net)
  • VIRGINIABlacksburg institute: Back to school barbecue, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.; Movie night, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; barbecue, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., Bissett Park, Radford; potluck dinner, Aug. 30, 2 p.m.
  • Buena Vista institute: Orientation welcome dinner, Aug. 28, 5 p.m.; fall classes begin, Aug. 31
  • Northern Virginia institute: Fireside, Jenny Oaks Baker, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., McLean Stake Center
  • Williamsburg institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.
  • WASHINGTONCheney and Spokane institutes: YSA fireside, Aug. 16, East Valley Stake Center
  • Pasco institute: Star Search, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at the institute; fireside at the institute, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
  • Bellvue institute: Opening Social, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Bellvue South Stake Center
  • Tacoma metro institute: Opening social, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
  • WYOMINGLaramie institute: Summer institute class, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.; Fall classes begin Aug. 26
  • Rock Springs institute: Summer institute class, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., through Aug. 20; fall classes begin Aug. 31
  • CANADA, ALBERTAEdmonton institute: Choose to rock auditions, Aug. 15; Wizard Lake activity, Aug. 22, 2-10 p.m.
  • Calgary institute: Welcome Week, Sept. 9-13

The Mormon Times calendar events list for Utah is published Thursdays in Mormon Times and other events in the United States and Canada are published on Saturdays. To submit an event, please e-mail it to mormontimes@desnews.com and include a contact name and phone number.