From 6:45 to 7:45 each morning we have a group breakfast in the lower lobby of the hotel. This is the one time of the day that most of us are all together in one room. The food and drink is set up buffet style, allowing attendees to pick up whatever they choose. Tables are set up all around the room where folks gather to eat, discuss their research and get to know each other.
Dick & Dee Cattaneo serve the breakfast, getting up very early and bringing in fresh food every morning. The food varies from day to day, but there's always plenty of fruit, toast, bagels, sweet rolls and such. Dee adds variety by bringing in cereal and specialty items some mornings. We always have plenty of coffee and a variety of juices. We must be doing the breakfasts right, because very few attendees miss this meal with us!
Donna Potter Phillips assists Dee at the breakfast, passes out door prizes, makes announcements and always makes each one of us feel welcome.
Lunch & Dinner
There are dozens of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Everything from fast food to fine dining is available. The LDS Church Office Building, two blocks from Library, also offers a good lunch that is reasonably priced. Lunch at the office building is served from 11:30 to 1:30 Monday through Friday. You will need a pass to enter the building. You can get a pass at the front desk of the Family History Library. The Library also has a snack room with vending machines.
Monday Evening Dinner
The library closes at 5 p.m. We will gather for our annual Christmas Tour dinner at 6. There's always plenty to eat. It's not a formal event, so you can leave the tux or gown at home.
Classes are held throughout the day Monday through Friday. The classes start at 8:00 am; the last class begins at 7:00 pm. While most classes are an hour in length, expect that evening classes may run longer. Classes are held at the Plaza Hotel, classroom assignments will be posted. You do not need to register for classes.
Go to Visit Temple Square for information about the tourists sites and events in and around Temple Square. Move your mouse around the picture to find links.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Choir practices on Thursday evening in the Tabernacle less than a block from your hotel. Many attendees enjoy listening to them prepare for the Sunday Morning broadcast. Schedule your flight out of Salt Lake City for afternoon and attend the concert and broadcast in the Tabernacle on Sunday morning.
The Salt Lake Visitors Bureau website has information about events taking place in December.
We all need a little expert medical care at times. If you have a medical crisis while on the tour, don't be alarmed. Several of the world's finest hospitals are just blocks away, with several insta-care and after-hours clinics also available. If you're not feeling well, let the tour directors know and we'll make sure that you're taken care of. In our 31 years of doing tours, we've had attendees who dealt with everything from heart attacks to pneumonia.