Stargazing Party: Messier Objects
Jul
7
10:00 PM22:00

Stargazing Party: Messier Objects

Join the Brighton Institute for a stargazing party focused on Messier Objects.

Messier objects are nebula and fuzzy celestial objects. Galaxies, clusters catalogued by Charles Messier in 1817. There are 110 objects visible throughout the year.  Dark skies are preferred and summer has about 30-40 objects visible.

Hosted by Don Despain. Meet in the parking lot of the Brighton Store.

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Wildfire Awareness
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Wildfire Awareness

Robert Sanders is the Utah State Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands’ Fire Warden for Salt Lake and Davis Counties. His past experience, particularly in Southern California, makes him an authority on wildfire behavior, forecasting, prevention and mitigation. Robert will inform us on what the State wildfire forecasters expect to see this summer, how wildfires might behave in our canyon and how we can mitigate and possibly prevent a wildfire event.

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Brighton History Walk
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Brighton History Walk

The Brighton History Walk with Keith Stebbings is a chance for people not familiar with the basic history of the Brighton community to participate in a walking tour primarily focused around the Brighton loop road. The tour will include historical sites from the area’s original settlement by pioneers through more recent times. At most sites, historic photos will be shared and participants will learn about the evolution of the site.

Meet in front of the Brighton Store.

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Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry
Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry

Join an expert astronomer for a glimpse into the nighttime sky. We will view stars and planets through a telescope, identify stars and constellations, and hear some of the folklore that surrounds them. Participants should meet outside the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery at 8:30 pm for the star talk; stargazing will start at 9 pm Bring warm clothing, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for cool mountain temperatures. For more information, please call 801-517-7712.

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Wildflower Walk
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Wildflower Walk

We will head up the wildflower covered Brighton ski slope towards Lake Mary looking for fields of elephant head flowers and other bog areas teaming with many interesting flowers like saxifrage, bog orchids, monkey flower and monkshood right next to the path.  Also looking and listening for birds and moose on the way.  We will walk at a relaxing pace tailored to the group’s abilities and desires. Come join us!

Meet at the Milly Chalet at Brighton Resort.

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Brighton History Walk
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Brighton History Walk

The Brighton History Walk with Keith Stebbings is a chance for people not familiar with the basic history of the Brighton community to participate in a walking tour primarily focused around the Brighton loop road. The tour will include historical sites from the area’s original settlement by pioneers through more recent times. At most sites, historic photos will be shared and participants will learn about the evolution of the site.

Meet in front of the Brighton Store.

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Storytelling... Building the History of Brighton
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Storytelling... Building the History of Brighton

Join us for an evening of stories about Brighton's vibrant past as the Brighton Institute begins works on a special project to create a comprehensive history of the canyon.

Brooke and Jill Derr will be sharing the history of the lower canyon.

Photo: Circa 1900, Maxfield Lodge, Copyright Utah State Historical Society

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Copy of Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry
Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

Copy of Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry

Join an expert astronomer for a glimpse into the nighttime sky. We will view stars and planets through a telescope, identify stars and constellations, and hear some of the folklore that surrounds them. Participants should meet outside the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery at 8:30 pm for the star talk; stargazing will start at 9 pm Bring warm clothing, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for cool mountain temperatures. For more information, please call 801-517-7712.

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Brighton History Walk
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Brighton History Walk

The Brighton History Walk is a chance for people not familiar with the basic history of the Brighton community to participate in a walking tour primarily focused around the Brighton loop road. The tour will include historical sites from the area’s original settlement by pioneers through more recent times. At most sites, historic photos will be shared and participants will learn about the evolution of the site.

Meet in front of the Brighton Store.

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Sketch Night Series
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting a Sketch Night Series in June. Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

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Sunrise Yoga at Solitude Resort (Only If Condition are Dry Enough)
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Sunrise Yoga at Solitude Resort (Only If Condition are Dry Enough)

Begin your day by breathing in the fresh mountain air and stretching in the sunshine. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for free outdoor yoga on The Inn at Solitude's lawn, weather permitting.

The official start date for yoga at Solitude Resort is June 29th, but classes will be offered June 15th and 22nd if conditions are dry enough.

Please call 801.517.7712 for more information, and to confirm whether early classes are running.

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Sketch Night Series
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting a Sketch Night Series in June. Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

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Sunrise Yoga at Solitude Resort (Only If Condition are Dry Enough)
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sunrise Yoga at Solitude Resort (Only If Condition are Dry Enough)

Begin your day by breathing in the fresh mountain air and stretching in the sunshine. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for free outdoor yoga on The Inn at Solitude's lawn, weather permitting.

The official start date for yoga at Solitude Resort is June 29th, but classes will be offered June 15th and 22nd if conditions are dry enough.

Please call 801.517.7712 for more information, and to confirm whether early classes are running.

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Clive Romney - An Evening of Music
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Clive Romney - An Evening of Music

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Join us for an evening of music with Clive Romney. This Brighton Institute event is open to the entire community.

Clive Romney, a composer and songwriter, has more than 500 published works. Clive wrote the lyrics for the animated films Swan Princess II, III, and the soon-to-be-released IV, the music and lyrics for “Over The Edge at The Grand Canyon” (commissioned by the National Park), the music for the new Nauvoo Visitors’ Center show “High Hopes and Riverboats”, much of the lyrics and music for a pioneer heritage show called “The Ghosts of Gardner Village”, and an elementary-school early Utah history program called “The Heart Of A Pioneer”, and music and lyrics for “Echoes of Christmas” presented these past six Christmases at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. He is creative director for “Story Road Utah” which tells the pioneer stories of Utah communities and families. He produces The Legacy Series for Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts.

Clive has taught guitar, songwriting, arranging and Introduction to the Music Business at Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and privately.

He has 4,000+ performances to his credit—solo and with Enoch Train, Caboose, Willingly, Grouse Creek Lily, Manassas, and other ensembles. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, accordion, percussion, dan tranh, charango, bodhran, various other ethnic instruments, and "just enough piano to get into trouble."

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Sketch Night Series
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting a Sketch Night Series in June. Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels, ages 12 and up.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Ages 12 and up

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Sketch Night Series
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting two separate Sketch Night Series (in April and June). Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

4/10, 4/17, 4/24

and

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

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Sketch Night Series
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting two separate Sketch Night Series (in April and June). Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

4/10, 4/17, 4/24

and

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

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Sketch Night Series
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sketch Night Series

The Brighton Institute will be hosting two separate Sketch Night Series (in April and June). Carolyn Keigley, artist and art educator, will be giving drawing lessons for all levels.

It is not necessary to attend all nights. Materials will be provided for those who do not have personal supplies. The Brighton Institute is asking for donations of $20.00 per night to support the Institute.

Dates are as follows:

4/10, 4/17, 4/24

and

6/12, 6/19, 6/26

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Silver Fork Skimo Fundraiser Dinner
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Silver Fork Skimo Fundraiser Dinner

The Silver Fork Ski Mountaineering Team has qualified three of their junior races onto the National Skimo team! This also means they will be traveling to Switzerland in March 2019 to compete in the World Championships!!

Please join us for dinner to support these young athletes in their quest to compete on an international level!

Dinner is $35 per person. Proceeds to go to support the junior Skimo athletes and their trip to the World Championships.

Silent Auction

Additional donations can be made at: gofundme.com - search Silverfork Skimo

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Radiation: What shall we do about it?
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Radiation: What shall we do about it?

Presented by Robert Baird, Professional Nuclear Engineer

Mr. Baird will present basic facts about the mysteries of radiation that exist in many people's minds.  He'll discuss common misconceptions about the risks of radioactive materials.  He'll also identify methods of protecting one's self and others from the real hazards of radiation and exposure to radioactive materials.  The presentation is generously provided with amusing illustrations that bring a bit of levity to a potentially dry hour.

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