A calendar of LDS-themed events from around the United

States and Canada.CHURCHWIDE

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

ALABAMA

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

ARIZONA

  • Chandler institute: Barbecue, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Opening social, Sept. 11
  • Flagstaff institute: Hike at Fat Man's Loop, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.
  • Gila Valley institute:Fireside, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
  • Glendale institute: Opening social, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Mesa institute: Fireside, Elder Jay E. Jensen, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.; Opening social, Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
  • Tempe institute: Opening social, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; Lunch, Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; forum, missionary activity, Sept. 3, noon
  • Tucson institute: Regional YSA super activity, Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; YSA dance, Sept. 11
  • Phoenix single adult group: Country-western dance, Aug. 29, 9

p.m., 315 N. Beverly, Mesa; midsingles fireside, Trent Allen, Aug. 30,

7 p.m., 2252 W. Mesquite, Chandler; fireside, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., 1415

E. Southern, Mesa; Eastside buffet, forum and dance, Sept. 4, 7:30

p.m., 315 N. Beverly, Mesa; variety music dance, Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m.,

1415 E. Southern Ave., Mesa; Kimball East Stake break the fast, Sept.

6, 5:30 p.m.,1249 S. 48th St., Mesa; Westwood break the fast potluck,

Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., 848 N. Westwood, Mesa

ARKANSAS

  • Fayetteville institute: College days, Sept. 12-13

CALIFORNIA

  • Santa Monica institute: Open house, Sept. 10
  • San Diego institute: Classes start, Sept. 8
  • Northridge institute: Back-to-school barbecue, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • San Francisco Bay area midsingles: Conference, Sept. 18-20 (see www.sfmidsingles.com for registration, cost and information)
  • 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

  • Boulder institute: Ward fall camp out, Sept. 18
  • Colorado Springs institute: Fall social, Sept. 12
  • Fort Collins institute: Multistake YSA barbecue and dance, Sept. 12
  • Denver metro institute: YSA tailgate and dance, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Denver Stake Center
  • Conference:Western History Association Annual Conference, Oct. 7 (see www.westernhistoryassociation.org)

FLORIDA

  • Fort Lauderdale institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.
  • Lower Alabama and Florida Panhandle YSA: T-ToWN Get DoWn games and dance, Sept. 5, 11 a.m., Tallahassee Institute of Religion

IDAHO

  • BYU-Idaho (Rexburg): Devotional, Mark Nygren, Sept. 1, 2

p.m., Taylor chapel; summer session classes end, Sept. 4; New student

barbecue, 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; appreciation dinner, Sept.

10, 6:30-10 p.m., Taylor 160/170/180; dance, Sept. 11, 8-11 p.m., lower

north field; devotional, Elder Kim B. and Sister Sue Clark, Sept. 15, 2

p.m., Hart auditorium; concert, Nashville Tribute Band, Sept. 18, 7:30

p.m., Hart auditorium; women's fall social, Sept. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Taylor ChapelBoise institute: 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: Welcome back fireside, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.; classes begin Aug. 31

Idaho Falls institute: Opening social, Sept. 10 after class

Twin Falls institute: Lunch and activity, Fridays, noon; humanitarian service and dance, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., meet at Deseret Industries

Moscow institute: 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,

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.; mini-golf, Sept. 26, 2 p.m. Chicago mid-singles: Conference, Aug. 28-30 (see www.chicagomidsingles.com)

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 centerConference: 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

  • Reno institute: Ward conference temple baptisms, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.
  • Henderson institute: First day of class and fiesta, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

NEW YORK

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

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Greensboro institute: Dinner, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.; linger longer, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
  • Carolina YSA: Linger longer, Sept. 13, 1:15 p.m., Hilliard building; YSA dance, Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m., Gastonia Stake center

OHIO

  • Columbus YSA: Labor Day picnic, Sept. 7, 11 a.m., Reynoldsburg Stake Center; football Friday night, Sept. 25, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.
  • Dayton YSA: Water adventures, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.; Campout, Sept. 11-12; dance, Sept. 19
  • 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: Opening social, Aug. 29; mini-activity, Sept. 25

OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Pittsburgh YSAs: Annual conference, Sept. 18-20, Greentree building, 46 School St., Pittsburgh (contact pittysa2009@gmail.com for information)

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Columbia institute: YSA activity, Sept. 19, 4 p.m.

TENNESSEE

  • Nashville institute: Fall class begins, Sept. 2

TEXAS

  • Alvin institute: Opening social, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m
  • Austin area single adults: Welcome back activity, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.; tristake single adult conference, Sept. 18-19, Parker Lane Chapel, Austin
  • Austin institute: \"Welcome Back to Institute\" activity, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.
  • College Station institute: Opening social, Sept. 4, Bee Creek Park/Adamson Lagoon; new student breakfast, Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.; Classes start, Sept. 7
  • Houston YSAs: Tailgate zone, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., Hafer Road building
  • Houston area single adult group: 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)
  • South Texas YSAs: Conference, Sept. 23-26, register by Sept. 10
  • Gilmer YSA: Tristake YSA conference and festival, Sept. 11-12, Longview Stake Center

VIRGINIA

  • Blacksburg institute: Barbecue, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., Bissett Park, Radford; potluck dinner, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Bowling at the Bonnie, Sept. 4
  • Buena Vista institute: Fall classes begin, Aug. 31 Friday Food and Fun, Sept. 4, 5 p.m.; institute activity, Sept. 18
  • Williamsburg institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m

WASHINGTON

  • Pasco institute: 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: Welcome back dance, Aug. 29, 8:30 p.m., Baker St. chapel
  • University of Wyoming: Lecture, Laurie Maffly-Kipp, \"The Clock and the Compass: Steering Toward Zion,\" Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Education Auditorium
  • Rock Springs institute: Fall classes begin, Aug. 31; ice

cream social, Sept. 3, 8 p.m.; Fun night, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; devotional

and lunch, Steve and Liz Packer, Sept. 11, noon

CANADA, ALBERTA

  • 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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