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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: Wild West Outlaw dance, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Dothan Stake Center, 3199 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan; Tubing trip, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Bear Paw on Chipola River


  • Mesa Red Mountain institute: YSA fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
  • Tempe institute: Welcome Week at ASU, Aug. 17-21
  • Phoenix single adult group: Westwood dance, Aug. 8, 8:30

p.m., 848 N. Westwood, Mesa; Gilbert combined stakes fireside, Aug. 9,

7:30 p.m. 230 N. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert; Country-western dance, Aug.

14, 8:15 p.m., 315 N. Beverly, Mesa; 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


  • Bakersfield institute: All California Summer YSA Conference \"No More Strangers,\" Aug. 8-9 (see for registration and more 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 on the fifth Friday it's at Santa Cruz, 10 p.m. (call 408-867-1750

for information)


  • Colorado Springs and Air Force Academy institute: Summer fireside, President Kevin Woodward, Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Jamboree building
  • Fort Collins institute: Ice cream social, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; bishopric's 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 Arvada Stake: 50-year Jubilee celebration, Aug. 1-9 (see


  • Panama City Stake: YSA Mystery Dance, Aug. 20, Bristol building
  • Tampa institute: Fall semester begins, Aug. 24


  • BYU-Idaho (Rexburg): International folk festival gala

performance, Aug. 7-8, 7-9:30 p.m., Hart auditorium; devotional, Dan

Moore, Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Hart auditorium; movie night, Aug. 12, 9 p.m.,

Spori building; Devotional, Lynn Perkes, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Hart

auditorium Boise institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24Pocatello 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: Institute activity, hike, Aug. 8; 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, TBA

Moscow institute: Weekly Friday forum begins Aug. 28; fall classes begin Aug. 31


  • Nauvoo: 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 StagePeoria institute: End of summer activity, Aug. 8, 6 p.m., Riries' home; Tristake opening social, Aug. 29, Mahomet Lake of the Woods

Chicago Mid-Singles: Conference, Aug. 28-30 (see


  • Wichita institute: Road trip to Kansas City (via

Adam-ondi-ahman), Aug. 8, meet at 8 a.m. to car pool; combined

enrichment and man-richment, Aug. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., the Hairr's home


  • Baton Rouge institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 25


  • Washington, 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: Disney/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.

11Billings institute: Summer classes, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. through Aug. 11


  • Lincoln institute: Camping trip, Aug. 7-8, meet at 5 p.m.


  • Reno Nevada Stake region: Clothing fair, Aug. 7-8, begins at 6 p.m. Friday and resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday
  • Las Vegas institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24
  • Henderson institute: Summer classes, Thursdays, 7 p.m.


  • Albuquerque institute: Fall classes begin Aug. 24; regional YSA fall social, Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Montano building


  • 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 Greater

Charlotte YSA: Party, \"Night of Mayhem,\" Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Hilliard

buildingDurham institute: Opening social, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.


  • Columbus YSA: Quadstake YSA Hocking Hills adventure, Aug. 7-8; 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 to RSVP)


  • Norman institute: Fall classes start, Aug. 26


  • Corvallis Institute:Bishop's 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


  • Columbia institute: YSA activity, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., Fort Discovery
  • Greenville YSA: Dance, Aug. 14, 9 p.m., stake center; multistake activity, Aug. 22, Augusta


  • Houston YSAs: Luau, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Klein Stake Center; Fireside, hurricane preparedness, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Klein Stake Center
  • Houston area single adult group: South metro dance, Aug. 14, 8 p.m., Maplewood building; north metro fireside, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Hafer Road chapel
  • Killeen and Waco institute: Epic YSA sporting activity, Aug.

8, 6-9 p.m., Temple chapel; Swim and game night, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.,

McMurtrey home; Fireside, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Temple chapelEdinburg YSA: 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, register by Aug. 17 (see


  • Blacksburg institute: Back to school barbecue, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.; movie night, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Buena Vista institute: Orientation Welcome dinner, Aug. 28, 5 p.m.
  • Northern Virginia institute: Fireside, Jenny Oaks Baker, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., McLean Stake Center
  • Williamsburg institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.


  • Cheney and Spokane institutes: YSA regional boating and camping activity, Aug. 7-8 (see;

YSA regional dance (Mexican fiesta), Aug. 14, 9 p.m., Spokane East

Stake Center; YSA fireside, Aug. 16, East Valley Stake CenterPasco institute: Fireside, \"Valiant in the Cause of Christ,\"

Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; Boating and barbecue, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Columbia Point;

Star Search, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at the instituteBellvue institute: Newcastle Beach barbecue, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.; opening Social, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Bellvue South Stake Center

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


  • Wausau Stevens Point institute: YSA multistake campout, Aug. 7-8; YSA fireside and dinner, Aug. 9, 5 p.m., Pres. Pleshek's home


  • Laramie 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


  • Edmonton institute: Choose to rock auditions, Aug. 15; Wizard Lake activity, Aug. 22, 2-10 p.m.
  • Lethbridge institute: YSA activity, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., South Institute
  • Calgary institute: Carnival and dance, Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m., 17th Avenue Chapel; Welcome Week, Sept. 9-13

All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted.

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