CHURCHWIDE

CES Fireside: Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. EST

ALABAMA

North Alabama-East Mississippi YSA: Multistake activity, Aug. 29

ARIZONA

Flagstaff institute: Classes begin, Aug. 25; Sisters Night Out, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m.; breakfast at the institute, Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m.; barbecue, Aug. 27, 5 p.m.; dance, Aug. 28, 8:30 p.m.; hike at Fat Man's Loop, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.

Gila Valley institute:Classes begin, Aug. 24; opening social, Aug. 28; fireside, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Glendale institute: Opening social, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Mesa institute: Classes begin, Aug. 24; barbecue, Aug. 28; Fireside, Elder Jay E. Jensen, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Prescott institute: Opening social barbecue, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.; classes begin, Aug. 25

Tempe institute: 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: Westside fireside, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., 5250 W. Thunderbird, Glendale; Eastside fireside, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., 835 S. 32nd St., Mesa; forum, buffet and dance, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., 315 N. Beverly, Mesa; country-western dance, Aug. 29, 9 p.m., 315 N. Beverly, Mesa; mid-singles fireside, Trent Allen, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., 2252 W. Mesquite, Chandler; fireside, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., 1415 E. Southern, Mesa

ARKANSAS

Fayetteville institute: Wednesday night activity, Aug. 26; college days, Sept. 12-13

CALIFORNIA

Santa Maria institute: Forums begin, Aug. 27, noon

San Francisco Bay area mid-singles: Conference, Sept. 18-20 (see www.sfmidsingles.com for registration, cost and information)

Costa 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

Santa Maria institute: Taco Tuesday starts, Aug. 25, 50 cents, noon to 1 p.m.

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)

COLORADO

Alamosa institute: Forum, Aug. 28, noon

Boulder institute: Water skiing, Aug. 22; ward fall campout, Sept. 18

Colorado Springs institute: Summer fireside, Aug. 23, 2 p.m.; fall social, Sept. 12

Fort Collins institute: Bishopric's barbecue, Aug. 22; back to school dinner, comedy night, Aug. 28; multistake YSA barbecue and dance, Sept. 12

Denver metro institute: YSA tailgate and dance, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Denver Stake Center

Greeley institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 24; ice cream social, Aug. 24

FLORIDA

Lower Alabama and Florida Panhandle YSA: T-ToWN Get DoWn games and dance, Sept. 5, 11 a.m., Tallahassee Institute of Religion

Tampa institute: Fall semester begins, Aug. 24; fall semester social, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

HAWAII

Honolulu institute: Open house, Aug. 28, lunch time to closing

IDAHO

BYU-Idaho (Rexburg): Devotional, Karen C. Holt, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Taylor chapel; closing social, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Field Skating Rink; devotional, Mark Nygren, Sept. 1, 2 p.m., Taylor chapel; summer session classes end, Sept. 4; new student BBQ, Sept. 8, 11 a.m., stadium; dance, Sept. 8, 9 p.m., upper playing field; morningside breakfast, Sept. 9, 8 a.m., Hart 182; I-Night bowling, Sept. 9, 7-11 p.m., MC 140; appreciate dinner, Sept. 10, 6:30-10 p.m., Taylor 160/170/180; dance, Sept. 11, 8-11 p.m., lower north field

Boise institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24; dance, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; fireside, Brad Wilcox, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Jordan Ballroom; musical fireside, Alex Boye, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Jordan Ballroom; devotional, Chad Webb, Sept. 3, 11:40 a.m.

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; lunch and activity, Sept. 4, noon

Moscow institute: Weekly Friday forum begins Aug. 28; fall classes begin Aug. 31; Institute Women's Association meeting, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.

ILLINOIS

Nauvoo: The Healing Power of Jesus Christ art exhibit, through Oct. 1, Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center; Sunday sociable, missionary music night, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

Peoria institute: Tristake opening social, Aug. 29, Mahomet Lake of the Woods; Nauvoo YSA conference, Sept. 18-20; YSA/SA Stake potluck and fireside, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.; minigolf, Sept. 26, 2 p.m.

Chicago mid-singles: Conference, Aug. 28-30 (see www.chicagomidsingles.com)

INDIANA

West Lafayette institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 24-28

KANSAS

Manhattan institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 24

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 25

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis institute: Fall classes begin, Sept. 8; YSA conference, Sept. 18-20 (see www.ysamn.com/2009); Dinkytown opening social, Sept. 25

MISSOURI

Springfield institute: Rush week potluck dinner, Sept. 6, 5 p.m.; fireside, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.; kick-off social, Sept. 8, 6 p.m.; outdoor games, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.; root beer and game night, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; '80s theme dance, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., stake center

Conference: John Whitmer Historical Association Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-27 (see www.jwha.info>)

MONTANA

Bozeman institute: Fall classes begin, Aug. 31; family home evenings, Mondays, 7 p.m.; ultimate Frisbee, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., MSU soccer fields

NEVADA

Las Vegas institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24

Henderson institute: First day of class and fiesta, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 24; regional fall social, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.

NEW YORK

Brooklyn & Staten Island and Manhattan institutes: Regional YSA institute conference, Sept. 11-13

NORTH CAROLINA

Durham institute: Opening social, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.

Carolina YSA: Tips on Life fireside, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte South Stake Center

OHIO

Columbus YSA: Beach ball, Aug. 22, 7 p.m

Akron Ohio Stake: Emergency preparedness fair "Ready or Not," Aug. 29, 9 a.m., 106 E. Howe Road in Tallmadge (contact emergencypreparednessfair@gmail.com)

OKLAHOMA

Norman institute: Fall open house, Aug. 24; fall classes start, Aug. 26; Friday forum, Aug. 28, 12:30 p.m.; opening social, Aug. 29

OREGON

Portland East YSAs: Water activity, concert, barbecue, Aug. 22, 2 p.m., 3233 NE 162nd Ave., Portland

Portland West YSAs: Homecoming, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m., Hillsboro Stake Center

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia institute: YSA activity, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., Fort Discovery

Greenville YSA: Multistake activity, Aug. 22, Augusta

TENNESSEE

Nashville institute: Fall class begins, Sept. 2

TEXAS

Austin area single adults: Welcome back activity, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.; Tri-stake single adult conference, Sept. 18-19, Parker Lance Chapel, Austin

Houston YSAs: Fireside, Elder Steven E. Snow, 8 p.m., Friendswood Stake Center; tailgate zone, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., Hafer Road building

Houston area single adult group: Fireside, "Living the Gospel," Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Maplewood building, 5531 Beechnut St., Houston; Dance, Sept. 5, 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. 18-20 (see iserve.dfwysa.net)

Plano institute: End of summer bash, Aug. 22, 7 p.m

South Texas YSAs: Conference, Sept. 23-26, register by Sept. 10

VIRGINIA

Blacksburg 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

Williamsburg institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m

WASHINGTON

Seattle: LDS night, Mariners vs. Orioles, Aug. 27, 7:10 p.m. (see www.mariners.com/LDS)

Pasco institute: Fireside at the institute, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.; ice skating at the Toyota Center, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

Bellvue institute: Opening Social, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Bellvue South Stake Center

Bellingham institute: Info fair, Sept. 21-23, 11 a.m.; free hot dogs, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.; chalk art, Sept. 23, until 4 p.m.

Tacoma metro institute: Opening social, Sept. 22, 7 p.m

WYOMING

Laramie institute: Institute registration, Aug. 24; combined FHE, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.; pizza at institute, Aug. 25, noon; "The Price is Right," Aug. 25, 7 p.m.; classes begin, Aug. 26; games at the park, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.;Singled out, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.; welcome back fling, Aug. 28, 8:30 p.m.

Rock Springs institute: Fall classes begin, Aug. 31

CANADA, ALBERTA

Edmonton institute: Wizard Lake activity, Aug. 22, 2-10 p.m

Calgary institute: Welcome Week, Sept. 9-13; Wednesday night fever/'70s disco ball, Sept. 9; Thursday night lights, Sept. 10; Friday night fiesta, Sept. 11

All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted.

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