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Consciousness Calendar Dec. 2 To 16: Featured Is A Fundraiser For New Horizon Youth Homes, But Also Featured Are Documentary Screenings, A Gun Violence Vigil And An Appearance By Grant Woods


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Dec. 2, 2015 — The holiday season is upon us, and that means there will be a lot of opportunity to celebrate as well as opportunities to give back to the community all around the Phoenix metro. The 4th Annual Reindeer Hustle allows for both of those things, while also getting into shape at the same time.  

This 1-mile fun run and 5K will be taking place in order to benefit New Horizon Youth Homes Inc., which provides safe and secure homes to young men and women who need to rebuild their lives.  Participants are encouraged to dress up and bring the whole family. Dogs are welcome as well. A raffle and best dressed contest will also be taking place.

“The kids in this program are challenged due to various reasons, ranging from lack of parental guidance, neglect, abuse and mental health issues,” said a representative from New Horizon. “Our program is structured to provide support, prepare them to make good life decisions, independent living skills, development and counseling. We would like to provide our kids with a holiday season they will never forget!”

Registration for the 5K is $25 and $20 for the 1 mile walk/fun run until Dec. 12. Group registration is available at a discounted rate and day of registration will be allowed for an increased fee.

The 4th Annual Reindeer Hustle: Making Wishes Come True Fun Run & 5K will be taking place at 10 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, 5299 S. Ash Ave., Tempe. Race day registration starts at 9 a.m. For more information or to register for the event, visit the event page at

Thursday, Dec. 3

Build Your Business: Do’s and Don'ts of Business Cards from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at City of Mesa Library, 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa. Local author and speaker Paula Goldsmith will be on hand for this business oriented event that will help local business determine what makes a successful business card and how that can help grow their business. This is a free event for those who would like to attend, but pre-registration is required. To register for the event or for more information, visit the event page at

Saturday, Dec. 5

The Doctrine of Discovery Documentary Screening from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salt River High School, 4827 N. Country Club Dr., Scottsdale. This free event will be taking place primarily to host a screening of the documentary The Doctrine of Discovery, which focuses on the story of how little known Vatican documents of the fifteenth century resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization. Producer Steve Newcomb will be on hand for the screening. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Monday, Dec. 7

Legal and Regulatory Reform Committee Meeting from 11 a.m. to noon at Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Central Ave. Ste. 2700, Phoenix. This committee will address a variety of legal issues including tort and regulatory reform, labor union, ballot reform, and election campaign finance reform. This is a free event that is open to those who would like to attend. For questions, contact Kathryn Nail at or at 602-495-6497. For more information, visit the event page at

Tuesday, Dec. 8

How to Bag a RINO Book Tour at 5 p.m. at Scottsdale Plaza, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. This event is intended to help the public learn how to 'Bag a Rino’ from the grassroots masters who took out establishment House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In How to Bag a RINO they reveal in detail how it was achieved, and why it is a model for similar insurgent GOP campaigns across America, especially Arizona. This is a free event but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, visit the event page at

Friday, Dec. 11

John McCain Young Professionals Reception at 4 p.m. at The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale. Republican and John McCain supporters can join the Arizona senator for a Young Professionals reception in Scottsdale. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. This event is free and open to all that would like to attend, but is aimed at young professionals. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

The Good the Bad and the Ugly: A Morning With Grant Woods at 7 a.m. at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. Valley Partnership will be putting on this event, which has become an annual tradition with its end-of-the-year reflection by Grant Woods. The former Arizona Attorney General, prominent attorney and community leader will provide a discussion about Arizona politics, education and business. Registration for the event begins at 7 a.m and the program will begin at 7:45 a.m. To register for this event, visit and click on the “Monthly Breakfast” tab. For more information, contact Cecilia Riviere at 602.266.7844 or

Sunday, Dec. 13

National Vigil To End Gun Violence from 4 to 5 p.m. at N. Central Ave. and Roosevelt St., Phoenix. Join Arizonans for Gun Safety at this free, public event that is intended to be a peaceful show of support to end gun violence in America. This event is happening in accordance with other similar vigils all around the country. This event is being sponsored by Arizonans for Gun Safety, in conjunction with the National Vigil. Supporters can use the hashtag #EndGunViolence. For more information, visit the event page at

Wednesday, Dec. 16

City Council Finance, Efficiency, Economy, and Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Meeting Rooms A, B and C, Phoenix. This subcommittee will provide policy guidance on issues related to development and implementation of innovations, right-sourcing opportunities, government efficiency and best practices including technology, economic development issues and more. This meeting is free to attend. For those who would like to see the meeting but can’t attend, it will be streamed at For more information, visit the event page at

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