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The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
Featured Is A Free Fair and Music Festival, But Also Highlighted Are Various Committee Meetings, Civic Leadership Discussions, A Chance To Meet Author Philip Connors and More

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 19, 2015 — The 33rd Annual Peace Fair & Music Festival will be taking place on Feb. 28 at the Reid Park Bandshell, Tucson. This is a free, all ages event that is open to the public.

The event is billed as the largest gathering of peace, justice, and environmental groups in the state. The event is being held by the Tucson Peace Center, a community who say they are dedicated to enhancing life and life in the greater Tucson area.

The festival chooses a theme to center the festivities around every year and this year those in charge of the event have chose “challenging poverty.” To carry out that theme, there will be live music, food, various entertainment and children’s activities.

The musical lineup for the event will consist of Tucson’s Raging Grannies, Baba Marimba, Sacred Space, Carlos & the Kind Souls, Charlie King, Planet Jam and a closing ceremony with Quynn Elizabeth.

The Peace Fair & Music Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reid Park Bandshell, East 22nd St. & South Country Club Road, Tucson. It is a free event. For more information contact Mary at (520) 730-3609 or mdecamp@q.com. For full lineup details and set times, visit the event page at http://www.tucsonpeacecalendar.org/.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Celebrate the 2nd Amendment from noon to 2 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. This event was organized by RidersUSA and Gun Rights Across America with the intention of celebrating the constitutional right to bear arms under the 2nd amendment in our Constitution. This will be a peaceful assembly and attendees are welcomed to bring their family and friends. For more information visit the event page at http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/celebrate-the-2nd-amendment.

Green Party of Maricopa County (GPMC) meet-up from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hob Nobs Café, 149 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. This meet-up of the GPMC is open to members and guests and will focus on networking, volunteer opportunities as well as nomination and election of steering committee members. For more information, call 602-417-0213 or e-mail mcgp@maricopagreens.org. To RSVP for the event, visit www.maricopagreens.org. Check out the event page at
http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/green-party-maricopa-county-gpmc-coffee-bagels-/E0-001-080150501-1.

Sunday, Feb. 22

Americans United for Separation of Church & State, Freedom from Religion Foundation and Humanist Society Joint Meeting at 10 a.m. at Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa. This special joint meeting will focus on educating people on how to get their affairs in order before death so that they won’t be taken advantage of in their later years. Paul Premack of Elder Law and Estate Planning will be speaking at the event. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at http://au-gp.org/mike/mike_au_meeting_list.php

Tuesday, Feb. 24

The city of Phoenix will present the status of their General Fund from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. The public is invited to attended the presentation and will also be allowed to provide feedback on the presentation. For more information call the Budget and Research Department at 602-262-4805 or visit https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/328.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Civic Leadership and What It Means To Be a Catalyst for Change Discussion from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 135 West Hall ASU Campus, 000 S. Cady Mall, Tempe. This discussion will be focused on civic leadership and will be hosted by civil rights leader Dr. Mary Frances Berry, with other guest speakers as well. For more information email barrettevents@gmail.com and for tickets head to the event page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-rhodes-lecture-with-dr-mary-frances-berry-presented-by-barrett-the-honors-college-tickets-14994240176.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Economic Development Committee Meeting from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Central Ave., suite 2700 Chamber Boardroom, Phoenix. The Economic Development Committee (EDC) will be meeting to collaborate with various partners with the goal of expanding and strengthening existing businesses in the greater Phoenix area. For more details and to register, visit the event page at http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=3158.

Tuesday, March 3

Palo Verde Group Conservation Committee Meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Los Olivos Quality Inn, 202 E McDowell Road, Phoenix. This monthly meeting focuses on national, state, and local conservation policies as well as desert preservation, forest protection and other such issues. The meeting is open to members and non-members alike. For more information contact Don Steuter at 602-956-5057 dsteuter@hotmail.com or visit the organizations page at https://sites.google.com/site/paloverdegroup/activities-calendar.

Thursday, March 5

Philip Connors: All the Wrong Places at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix. Award winning author Philip Connors will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix to discuss his latest book, All the Wrong Places. The book is an account of his brothers death and how he found solace in the wilderness. The event is open to the public. For more information visit the event page at http://www.changinghands.com/event/connors-mar2015.

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