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Get Involved! session scheduled at museum by quotes

Get Involved! session scheduled at museum

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about becomming an Historical Museum volunteer at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 8) at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

This hour-long session will cover the background and purpose of the museum with a brief tour of the facility. Explore how you can play a role in preserving community history.

Information: 480-350-5190.



TEMPE, Ariz. – Model trains, holiday crafts and a visit from Santa Claus by azhttp

Santa, trains highlight annual

Holiday Fantasia festivities

TEMPE, Ariz. – Model trains, holiday crafts and a visit from Santa Claus

highlight the annual Holiday Fantasia event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1 at

the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

This free, public event features holiday trees with lights, decorations from

other time periods and cultures and cookie decorating (and eating).

Children will enjoy art stations with make-n-take art activities, including

traditional Danish paper cutouts by the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elkhorn,

Iowa.

And don’t forget to bring a camera for snapshots. The first 100 families can

take home a free photo with Santa.

Information: 480-350-5100 or www.tempe.gov/museum/.



Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House by azhttp

Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House

TEMPE, Ariz. – A Danish Christmas returns from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5 at the

Petersen House Museum, 1414 W. Southern Ave. (Northwest corner of Priest

Drive and Southern Avenue.) Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Annette Andersen, of Kimballton, Iowa, will demonstrate how the Danish do

“papirklip,” translated as paper cuttings from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The House’s holiday decorations interpret the Danish Christmas Story,

“Peter’s Christmas,” a story by J. Krohn about a young boy’s Christmas in

Denmark in the late 1800s. It was written about the time Niels Petersen, for

whom the Petersen House is named, immigrated to the United States.

The event is brought to Tempe by the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elkhorn,

Iowa, and the Tempe Historical Museum.

Hours:

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 with Peter’s Christmas Story Time

at 1:30 p.m. (light refreshments available)

Tours: Tour reservations will be taken for groups of more than 10 people on

Tuesdays thru Thursdays and Saturdays. Sundays will be open house.

Information:

Tempe Historical Museum, http://www.tempe.gov/museum/

<http://www.tempe.gov/museum/>

Petersen House, http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/

<http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/>

Danish Immigrant Museum, http://dkmuseum.org/ <http://dkmuseum.org/>



“Get Involved” session at Tempe Historical Museum by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Community members are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee at

9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, while learning how to get involved as a

volunteer at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. This

hour-long session will cover the background and purpose of the museum,

and a brief tour of the facility. It’s a great way to explore how you

can play a role in preserving community history. Opportunities exist for

different personalities, and for those who want a one-time volunteer

experience or an ongoing commitment. For questions, call 480-350-5190.



The Mesa Southwest Museum by azhttp
September 27, 2007, 5:31 am
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The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope.



by azhttp
September 26, 2007, 8:55 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Museum, Volunteering, Volunteers | Tags: ,

Docent and Interpretive Guide training at Mesa Southwest Museum

It is a unique opportunity to volunteer and give visitors a more complete

understanding of the exhibits and the Mesa Southwest Museum as a whole.

In-depth training for new docents and interpretive guides at the museum

begins Monday October 1.

A docent is able to explain the various exhibits in the museum and interact

with the visitors. An interpretive guide explains and talks about various

items on a “touch cart.” The training is a five-week

commitment of time. It will be held on Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and

29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Museum Theater.

For more information, contact Mesa Southwest Museum Volunteer Coordinator

Yvonne Petersen at 480-644-2760 or Yvonne.Petersen@cityofmesa.org.

The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope



Tempe celebrates its Hispanic Heritage with the Ninth Annual Tempe Tardeada by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe invites the public to attend the Ninth Annual Tempe Tardeada Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, to celebrate and recognize Tempe’s Hispanic roots. What is a Tardeada? It’s a vibrant afternoon festival and social dance celebrating Tempe’s Hispanic culture and community history. The Tempe Tardeada will take place at the Tempe Community Complex, 3500 S. Rural Road, located on the southwest corner of Southern Ave. and Rural Road.

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the festival’s goal is to offer an opportunity to celebrate and experience the legacy of Tempe’s Hispanic culture through entertainment, music, dance, art, food and exhibits. The entertainment stage will feature Latin music ranging from traditional mariachi and boleros, to salsa and Latin dance music. Performers set to appear include Power Drive, Mariachi Tierra del Sol, Chapito Chavarŕia & his Orchestra, and New Frequency Band.

Dance will highlight the event with performances by Folklory Cultura Mexicana, Zumba and the ASU Latin Show Team Club. In addition, the Frank School 4th and 5th Grade Choir, accompanied by Alicia M. Blanca will perform “God Bless America.”

Free activities for children will include colorful crafts celebrating the Hispanic heritage, face painting, balloon animals, inflatables an obstacle course, and The Game Truck. In addition, the Tardeada Coloring Contest, sponsored by the United Phoenix Firefighters –Tempe Chapter and the Tempe Police Officer’s Association will showcase their winners, and the Fifth Annual Tempe Tardeada Scholarship, sponsored by the United Phoenix Firefighters – Tempe Chapter, will be awarded to two local high school students.

Another popular attraction at the event is The Tempe Historical Museum’s exhibit of the Hispanic Family History Albums Project.

Food vendors will have a variety of delicious Mexican foods for sale at family-friendly prices in a shaded, air-conditioned food court, sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery. In addition, a tortilla-making demonstration will be offered, along with recipe cards.

For more information about the Tempe Tardeada, call 480/350-8979 or visit the website at www.tempe.gov/tardeada.

For Spanish call 480/350-5515 and for TDD call 480/350-5050.



Mesa Southwest Museum by azhttp
September 12, 2007, 6:12 pm
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Night at the Mesa Southwest Museum

Dress as your favorite character in the movie Night at the Museum and come

see the real thing at the Mesa Southwest Museum Friday September 14 from

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for this special event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the museum as part of Friday

Night Out, have fun with the ‘Night at the Museum’ theme and promote our

name change,” Mesa Southwest Museum Director Tom Wilson said.

After the museum visit, you are encouraged to stay in Downtown Mesa for

Friday Night Out. Approximately 50 shops, galleries, restaurants and other

businesses along Main Street between Country Club Drive and Center

Street have been staying open until 10 p.m. for Friday Night Out on the

second Friday of every month. Some offer discounts and many host live

music, art exhibitions and other activities.

The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope .

For more information on Night at the Museum, contact Mesa Southwest Museum

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman at 480-644-5662.



Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall ExhibitsThe Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists.7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 – ART Speak
The public is invited to meet and mingle with the artists from Re-Visions, Brent Adrian, Becky Chader, Alex Kutchins, Damon McIntyre and Kris Sanford, when they present their latest works and speak about the art that influences them in the studio. The Re-Visions Exhibit will feature solo artist Tawni Shuler. Light refreshments will be served at this free event and there will be ample time for audience questions.

Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit phoenix.gov/shemer or call 602-262-4727.



Art, conversation highlight café exhibit by quotes

Art and conversations highlight exhibit at Tempe Connections café

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Conversations,” an exhibition featuring two very active, intelligent and dedicated artists, who are as committed to art making as they are to the development of the local arts community, will be on display from July 27-Sept. 19 in Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road.

Gallery Hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

The exhibit features artist Jeff Falk, of Phoenix, who has been showing his work since 1973 and Katherine Nicholson, of Mesa, who has been showing her work since 1995. Neither had met one another before this exhibition.

While they found that they have varied experiences, these artists also share quite a few approaches to making art. They are both collectors of ideas and materials, they both collaborate with other artists on an ongoing basis and they both share a positive vision for the arts.

It was because of this shared dedication that they were asked not only to show some recent work but also to talk with each other and share their thoughts about art, collaboration and the Valley’s art scene.

Note: the artists will join moderator Rebecca Akins for Art Connections Café, an event that showcases local artists, from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Connections Café.

The Connections Café exhibitions are curated by the city of Tempe Cultural Services Division.

Information:

http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/ or 480-350-5287.