Phoenix Arizona


Wild Wednesdays event takes children to Mars by quotes

TEMPE, Ariz. – Wild Wednesdays takes a voyage to Mars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue).

Participants will discover the history of mars exploration, make a solar system and UV bead bracelet, see images of Mars topography, test their knowledge at the mysterious planet station and more.

Families looking for a cool way to spend their summer days are invited to walk-in anytime during the event and enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts, demonstrations, story times and/or music. Summer camp groups are welcome and need to reserve time in advance by calling 480-350-5100.

Remaining dates and themes

July 11

Farmers and Ranchers- learn how to twirl a rope, make your own cotton plant, see an old fashioned chuck-wagon and more.

July 18

Prickly & Wild: Desert Plants – Learn about low water use plants, view a pollination display with a matching activity and discover recipes using desert plants. Participate in a story time and demonstration featuring fascinating facts about desert plants and enjoy scavenger hunts in the courtyard and in the museum.

July 25

Time Travel: The Roaring 20s – travel back to the 1920s and learn about baseball, movies, comic strips, airplane flight, toys and more. Enjoy a DJ with 1920s music, a dance “marathon” with prizes, stories from the era, a scavenger hunt and more.

Funded in part by the Tempe Historical Society. Information:

480/350-5100.



Mesa Southwest Museum by quotes
June 21, 2007, 8:45 pm
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“Your Healer Within” exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum

It is a fun human body show for the whole family! Mesa Southwest Museum =

will be hosting “Your Healer Within,” a new temporary exhibit that op= ens June 23 and continues until September 9. The exhibit focuses on the science of self-healing and self-directed wellness and looks at health =

issues you should know at every stage of life from the cradle to the grave. It features numerous inter-active tools including:

· A virtual reality tour through the immune system

· “Boarding Around Town” which has a model skeleton skateboarding=

to

music of your choice

· A virtual pond which lets you move water and melt ice with your

hand

· “Cell Warrior” which lets you imagine yourself as a white blood=

cell to help the body heal

“Your Healer Within” is a public education project of A.T. Still University in Mesa. For more than 100 years, A.T. Still University has =

been educating compassionate healthcare professionals. The University =

loaned the exhibit to the City free of charge.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with A.T. Still University to bring thi= s exciting and innovative exhibition to the City,” Mesa Southwest Museum =

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman said. The museum is the first stop fo= r the exhibit, which will be on a national tour for at least five years. =

For more information on the exhibit, contact Kathy Eastman at 480-644-566=

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or log onto www.cityofmesa.org/swmuseum/. For more information about A.T=Still University, log onto www.atsu.edu.



Tempe Historical Museum by quotes

Tempe Historical Museum invites children under the “Big Top”

TEMPE, Ariz. – Wild Wednesdays visits the circus with face painting, scavenger hunts, clowns and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 20 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue).

Families looking for a cool way to spend their summer days are invited to walk-in anytime during the event and enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts, demonstrations, story times and/or music. Summer camp groups are welcome and need to reserve time in advance by calling 480-350-5100.

Remaining dates and themes

June 27

Voyage to Mars – discover the history of mars exploration, make a solar system and UV bead bracelet, see images of Mars topography, test your knowledge at the mysterious planet station and more.

July 11

Farmers and Ranchers- learn how to twirl a rope, make your own cotton plant, see an old fashioned chuck-wagon and more.

July 18

Prickly & Wild: Desert Plants – Learn about low water use plants, view a pollination display with a matching activity and discover recipes using desert plants. Participate in a story time and demonstration featuring fascinating facts about desert plants and enjoy scavenger hunts in courtyard and in the museum.

July 25

Time Travel: The Roaring 20s – travel back to the 1920s and learn about baseball, movies, comic strips, airplane flight, toys and more. Enjoy a DJ with 1920s music, a dance “marathon” with prizes, stories from the era, a scavenger hunt and more.

Funded in part by the Tempe Historical Society. Information:

480/350-5100.



Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs by quotes

Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs

TEMPE, Ariz. – Join Arizona State University and city representatives for coffee, a visit to the museum galleries and a lively discussion about the Schwemberger photographs, currently on display in Tempe, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 S.

Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Admission is free.

Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU West Campus, and Aleta M. Ringlero, Faculty Associate, ASU Curator, Casino Arizona, will discuss the famous photographs, which make up a collection of glass plates produced between 1902 and 1908 of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo people and places.

About 40 of these historical photographs are on display through March 30 in the library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S. Rural Road, and at the Historical Museum.

About 3rd Thirstday Night Café

3rd Thirstday Night Café features presentations about a variety of topics from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month from January to April and from September to November.

For more on the Schwemberger photographs, visit http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/letter/Winter2007.pdf

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Film series complements Southeast Asian exhibit by quotes

Film series complements Southeast Asian exhibit

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Southeast Asian Refugee Film series returns at 6 p.m.
on consecutive Thursdays in the Historical Museum lobby, 809 E. Southern
Ave. (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue).

The films are being presented as a companion piece to the exhibit, “A
Proud Journey Home: Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Communities in
Arizona,” currently showing in the Tempe Historical Museum gallery.

A moderator will lead a discussion and regional refreshments will be
served. The series is being presented in partnership with Community
Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), an organization whose mission
is to assist refugees in adjusting to their new life in Arizona.

Schedule

Oct. 26 – “The Flute Player,” The chronicle of the return of Cambodian
refugee Arn Chorn Pond to his homeland where he begins a master musician
project to revive the traditional music lost under the Khmer Rouge.

Nov. 2 – “The Story of Vinh,” The tale of Vinh Dinh, the abandoned child
of a United States serviceman and a Vietnamese mother, who, speaking no
English, arrives in America to pursue the American Dream.

Nov. 9 – “A Refugee and Me,” The documentary of Twai Thongdee, a Burmese
refugee living in Thailand, who searches for a Thai identification card
so he can live and work freely without fear of imprisonment.

Nov. 16 – “Being Hmong Means Being Free,” The documentary of the culture
and traditions of a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin and the
dramatic changes the community undergoes over the span of a decade.

Information: visit http://www.tempe.gov/museum/events.htm or call
480/350-5100.



Learn about volunteer opportunities at Tempe Historical Museum by quotes

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Tempe Historical Museum

 

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – Have you ever wondered how you can play a role in
preserving Tempe history?

 

Stop by the Tempe Historical Museum tomorrow, Oct. 3, for a cup of
coffee and hear about volunteer opportunities at the museum, which is at
809 E. Southern Ave.

 

This session, from 9-10 a.m., will cover the background and purpose of
the museum, a brief tour of the facility and current volunteer needs.
Find out how you can get involved in your community while getting to
know others interested in history.

 

For information, call 480-350-5190.



Photo exhibition details dam construction by quotes

Photo exhibition details dam construction

 

 

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Those Dam Builders: A Photographic Essay of Central
Arizona Dam Construction” will be on display from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday
through Friday (except holidays) from Sept. 22 through March 16 at the
Tempe City Hall Gallery, 31 E. Fifth St.

 

Admission is free.

 

The exhibition highlights a collection of photographs donated to the
Tempe Historical Museum by Raymond Carrington in 1998. The photographs
document the construction of the dams built along the Salt and Verde
rivers between 1906 and 1946.

 

Coupled with these photographs are first-hand accounts of the dam
construction process and its workers, plus additional photographs from
the Salt River Project Archives and History Center. This exhibition
tells the story of who worked on the dams, where these laborers lived
and what it took to raise these dams.

 

Today, about 65 percent of the water distributed in the Salt River
Valley by Salt River Project comes from the reservoirs behind the
Roosevelt, Mormon Flat, Horse Mesa, Stewart Mountain, Bartlett and
Horseshoe dams. Surface water and groundwater travel through open canals
in the Phoenix metropolitan area to agricultural, urban and municipal
users.

 

The population growth and economic success of our cities could not have
happened without these water reclamation projects.

 

Information:
http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/files/City%20Hall/dams.pdf



Long-term agreement to host college national championship, Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl by quotes

SCOTTSDALE RESORTS WILL CONTINUE HOSTING COLLEGE BOWL TEAMS
 
A long-term agreement to host college national championship, Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl teams at Scottsdale area resorts – and continue drawing their fans to Scottsdale – was approved by the Scottsdale City Council this week.
The agreement also paves the way for a new Fiesta Bowl Museum at the Scottsdale Waterfront, where the Fiesta Bowl will soon open its new headquarters.
The 20-year agreement aims to preserve a long-standing relationship between Scottsdale and the Fiesta Bowl while the organization makes significant changes beginning in 2007.  Next year, the Fiesta Bowl moves from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe to the new Cardinals Stadium in Glendale.  Next year also marks the first time the Fiesta Bowl hosts a new Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game, which will be played at the Glendale stadium every four years.  Meanwhile, the Insight Bowl will move from Chase Field in Phoenix to Sun Devil Stadium.
Fiesta Bowl teams have stayed in Scottsdale resorts and practiced in the area for more than two decades. 
The agreement relies on hotel room tax revenue to fund yearly payments to the Fiesta Bowl.  The agreement calls for a one-time payment of $500,000 to the organization in 2007.  Annual payments begin at $210,000, and include a second, identical payment when a BCS college championship comes to the Valley.
Altogether, the Fiesta Bowl would receive more than $8.2 million over 20 years.
In return, Scottsdale will continue to receive a substantial portion of the regional economic impact associated with the bowl games.  Between 2001 and 2006, the estimated regional impact ranged from $165 million to $228 million annually.  The city’s Economic Vitality Department estimates the direct return in taxes to the city over the 20-year period will range from $12 million to $15 million.
For more information on Scottsdale visit:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/news/2006/August/08-28-06.asp