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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/.



“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.



Volunteer Fair at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Looking for ways to help your community? Get involved by

volunteering at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Tempe Public Library, the

Tempe Historical Museum and more. Learn about all the available

opportunities at Tempe’s annual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level Program Room in the Tempe Public

Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

Representatives from more than 20 organizations around the community will be

present to answer your questions and tell you how you can help.

Refreshment will be served. Other groups recruiting volunteers at the event

will include Experience Corps, CARE7 Crisis Response Team, the Petersen

House Museum, Volunteers In Policing and more.

For more information, call the Tempe Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.



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.



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.



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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.



Dr. Seuss – Spring Sensation by quotes

Dr. Seuss highlights free celebration

TEMPE, Ariz. – Families are invited to Spring Sensation, a free day of fun that celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month and Dr. Seuss’

birthday with activities, crafts and stories from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue (Southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Take-home crafts include the “Cat in the Hat’s” hat and a leprechaun mobile. Story times will feature Dr. Seuss’ cast of characters.

Scavenger hunts will send visitors on an adventure through the exhibit gallery.

For information, call 480-350-5100.

http://famouspeople.wordpress.com/2007/03/07/dr-seuss-highlights-free-celebration/



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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Southeast Asian film series continues by quotes

Southeast Asian film series continues

 

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

 

The film features 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.

 

The Southeast Asian Film Series is 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.

 

Remaining schedule

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.
By the Way – BOTDA has an Asian film related winner today.