• West Bountiful City Arts Council presents award winning short films by local film maker Douglas Vendergrift. with Q&A with the director afterward. Event is free, starts at 7 p.m. West Bountiful City Hall, 550 N. 800 West.
Jan. 10-Feb. 14
• Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host a new exhibit highlighting interesting people and places in oil, watercolor, photography, and mixed media. An opening reception, free to the public, will be Jan 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Bountiful/Davis Art Center is located at 28 East State Street, South Door, 2nd Floor in Farmington.
• The next Davis County “Citizens Evening” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Davis County Library at 133 S. Main St., Farmington. The discussion topic will be, “Eminent Domain: When Should Government Condemn Property?” Attendees can relate their experience, express their opinions and ask questions. Citizens Evenings are informal and free of charge. The success of self government depends on participation by all citizens. Therefore we welcome citizens of every party affiliation and faction, every age and economic status, every faith and family status, every education and income level to join us for the Citizens Evening. Ensure your viewpoint is represented by attending the next Citizens Evening on Wednesday, January 15. Citizens Evenings are hosted by the Committee for Citizens Communication. Call, text or email Peter Cannon with questions at 801-499-9091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• WSU’s Center for Diversity and Unity will sponsor the Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation with Donzaleigh Abernathy, 11:30 a.m., Shepherd Union Ballroom B, 801-626-6782 or email@example.com.
• Davis County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is partnering with Operation Gratitude in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to acknowledge deployed troops and wounded warriors with letters from home. “Volunteers of all ages are being asked to support the men and women serving in the military through this simple yet meaningful manner, spending 30 minutes or less to write a letter helps bring joy and comfort to an American service member. The letter writing campaign will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the following locations:
Golden Years Senior Activity Center, 726 S. 100 Eeast, Bountiful, 801-295-3479
· Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center, 81 E. Center Street, Kaysville, 801-544-1235
· North Davis Senior Activity Center, 42 South State Street, Clearfield, 801-525-5080
At each location, Davis RSVP will provide writing materials, topic ideas, guidelines, envelopes, and shipping to Operation Gratitude. Letters also may be written at home and brought in during the campaign for mailing. 801-525-5094. www.OperationGratitude.com.
• Once again, famed evangelical communicator Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak at the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square, and the public is invited to attend. Hosted by Standing Together, a local evangelical ministry, Zacharias, who made history in 2004 by being the first evangelical leader to deliver a major address from the Tabernacle pulpit since 1899, will return to the Tabernacle on Saturday night, January 18, 2014. He will address the critical topic of religious freedom in our time and the growing desire of many that a new spirit of friendship emerge between evangelicals and Latter-day Saints. Musical guest Fernando Ortega will accompany Zacharias at the Tabernacle. This event is for those ages 16 and older due to the expected high demand for tickets and a predicted capacity crowd in the Tabernacle. Free tickets are required for this event. 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS).
• The South Davis Chapter of AARP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m. at Golden Years Center, 726 S. 100 East, Bountiful. Melou Stewart Kline, a specialist in music therapy, will speak on “Celebration of Life.” Kline has given performances internationally. Guests do not need to be AARP members. Come and enjoy!
• Davis Arts Chamber Music Series presents “Hispania,” Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center, 7:30 p.m. davisarts.org. Free.
• WSU’s Department of Performing Arts will present the annual Gospel Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium, free, 801-626-6431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The WSU Department of Performing Arts presents the Jazz Ensemble featuring student musician Spencer Howe, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater, $7/$6, weberstatetickets.com, 801-626-6431 or email@example.com.
Jan. 13-Feb. 8
• “Forever Plaid,” CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. For tickets or more information, call 801-298-1302. centerpointtheatre.org.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
• The Davis County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness family meets every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Intermountain Bountiful Clinic, 390 N. Main Street, Bountiful. Call Fran Wilby at 801-631-1275 or Jerry King at 801-451-5325.
• The Bountiful Breakfast Exchange Club meets each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 999 N. 500 West. Visitors are welcome.