Contact with Mary Dickson

Pop in to a Pop-up Park in SLC

Running through May 14, the Downtown Alliance's eight pop-up parks bring a breath of fresh air to Salt Lake City's historic Main Street with their clever mix of contemporary art and horticulture. Learn more about the vision & inspiration behind the installations in our latest episode of Contact in the Community, and plan your next visit to the garden stroll.

Mike Varanakis from Utah Community Action talks about the the Head Start Bloom Gala,  a fundraising dinner and auction dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our children and families living in poverty.

Caroline Ralston from the Living Planet Aquarium joins Mary to talk about the Scales and Tails Annual Fundraiser Gala in September.

Each year the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce hosts their fantastic 4th of July Fireworks and Arts Festival. Lori Gillespie is here to tell us more about this year's event.

The INN Between is celebrating their second anniversary and Kim Correa talks to Mary about what they have planned.

Patrick Hubley from the Utah Film Center joins Mary to talk about the 2017 Damn These Heels Film Festival at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Dr. John Librett from Cancer Wellness House talks about the upcoming "Survivors at the Summit" event at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

Neka Roundy from Davis County joins Mary to talk about the annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride at Antelope Island State Park.

Utah Community Action's Real Food Rising will host community lunches in the month of July at the Real Food Rising Farm. Will Bollwerk has more details.

The Davis Arts Council plans exciting concerts and events for the summer. Teri Cowan talks about what they have coming up at the Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation returns this June. Kary Billings talks about the performances coming up in June.

The University of Utah is welcoming the Lee Trio to Salt Lake City. Hasse Borup talks about a chamber music workshop with the trio on June 20. 

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is hosting its annual Zoo Brew. Erica Hansen talks about this popular adult-only event.

Accent by CHOICE Humanitarian is an innovative way to teach language and literacy and empower women living in extreme poverty. Here to tell us more about this program is Francesca Perkins.