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.

The Utah Iris Society will hold an iris plant sale at Sugar House Park Garden Center on July 29.

Intermountain Donor Services will hold their annual Dash for Donation at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City and at Leavitt's Mortuary in Ogden.

Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center just opened in Murray. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Bulletproof Kids has a mission to educate gun owners about gun safety to prevent youth suicide and accidental injury. The organization has online resources to help with this cause.

The VU Symposium enters its second year with more commissions for composers. They will offer an all day concert of electronic music on July 18 in Park City.

Bad Dog Arts will host summer camps through August 18 in Salt Lake City.

August is Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and on July 29 PIK2AR will host a kickoff event.

Intermezzo Concert Series brings classical chamber music to summer audiences. On July 10 the concert series presents a chamber version of Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

Voices for Utah Children works to make Utah a place where all children thrive. This organization, along with KUED and KUER will host a screening of "Second Chance Kids" a FRONTLINE episode that explores juvenile justice.

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.