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The Consciousness Calendar is published bi-weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
Consciousness Calendar Aug. 24 to Sept. 7: Helping Dolphins, Giving To Local Charities, Changing The Prison System And How Boys Cope In A Complicated Age — It’s All On The Docket In Late August

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 24, 2016 — The heat is still with us, but it's starting to wane, thank goodness.

But that means the Phoenix metro is getting ready to be the near paradise we all know and love. And, the metro area is getting active again. It may be too late to really get involved in the primary election, but there is enough time to vote next Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Or, you can mix fun with consciousness as one of the most unique places in town with one of the most unique collections of individuals — Fiddler’s Dream — will hold a benefit concert for Arizona rivers.

Either way, it’s cool to be cool, but even cooler to build consciousness.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Late summer may mean slacking off for some, but not 100+ Women Who Care, Valley of the Sun chapter, which will hold its Q3 meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The group focuses on various charities.  Guests are welcome; a cash bar is available. To learn more, go to http://100wwcvalleyofthesun.org/

Thursday, Aug. 25

Project Humanities wills screen "The Mask You Live In," a film about how American boys handle masculinity, in room 122 of the Cronkite Building in Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus, 555 N. Central Ave. Representatives from the United Church of Christ, ASU Police Department and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be on hand. The event starts at 6 p.m. More details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dispelling-the-myths-a-film-screening-of-the-mask-you-live-in-tickets-26850545705?aff=efbneb

Shut Down CCA! #Not1More will hold a Shut Down Eloy event from 2 to 4 p.m. at North First Avenue and West Adams Street in Phoenix. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced it will no longer use privately run prisons (although it’s unclear that Arizona will included in that decision). To participate or learn more, check out Shut Down’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/688630257955419/

Aug. 25 to 28

Macy's Shop for a Cause with Operation Overwatch will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in all Macy’s locations in Arizona (and across the nation). Shoppers will get 25 percent off all items, plus the chance to win a $500 gift card, when they buy a $5 pass; all proceeds from those sales will benefit Operation Overwatch,  which trains dogs to be service animals for veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD or a traumatic brain injury. To learn more, go to Macy's Shop for a Cause with Operation Overwatch.

Friday, Aug. 26

The Water Sentinels will hold a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. at The Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse, 1702 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. The event will benefit Arizona rivers. Bands appearing will include Pick & Holler (Appalachian music); Begged and Borrowed (with folk, traditional and Irish tunes); and De Mairt Coel, a group of Irish traditional musicians. A minimum donation of $30 is requested. For more details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1759468707628669/

Aug. 26 to 27

Operation Boots to Business, a forum for veterans who want to start their own business, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arizona National Guard Personnel Readiness Center, 1335 N. 52nd St., building M5710, Phoenix. To participate, contact Kristin.l.bronson.mil@mail.mil or clifford.c.schiller.mil@mail.mil, or call 602-267-2508 or 602-267-2116. For more information, visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/155de32

Sunday, Aug. 28

History vs Struggle,” a poetry production about black struggle and its distortion with black history, will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado. General admission is $20. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/272078153155104/

Tuesday, Aug. 30

U.S. Sen. John McCain will hold a primary election night party at 1702 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. An RSVP is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-mccain-primary-election-night-party-tickets-27096008892?aff=efbneb

Thursday, Aug. 31

“The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix,” a book by Grady Gammage Jr, focusing on urban growth and development, will be the subject of a personal appearance by the author at 6:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado. Gammage, an attorney and senior sustainability scholar, will share his perspectives. A dessert reception will be held after Gammage’s presentation. To register or learn more, go to https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/grady-gammage/

Saturday, Sept. 3

Japan Dolphins Day 2016 — an event protesting dolphin hunts in Taji, Japan — will be held starting at 5 p.m. at East Shea Boulevard and North Scottsdale Road (in Scottsdale). Participants should bring water, a hat, sunscreen and snacks, but not companion animals, because of the heat. Check out this Facebook page for other details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763372437238643/

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Football season is here, and the Arizona Cardinals will hold their March to the 2017 Super Bowl, a fundraiser to benefit Phoenix Law Enforcement, starting at 6 p.m. at Cowboys Saloon, 9824 W. Northern Ave., Peoria. ProPlayer Health Alliance is sponsoring the event. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-cardinals-march-to-the-2017-superbowl-with-support-from-phoenix-law-enforcement-and-the-tickets-25034794745?aff=efbneb

Wednesday, Sept. 7

With next month marking 15 years since terrorists attacked New York City and Washington, D.C., a forum will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 135 on the ASU Tempe campus, 1000 S. Cady Mall. “Religion, Conflict and Terrorism in the Public Consciousness” will feature several guests, including Delia Saenz, associate professor of psychology, and Anand Gopal, journalist and author. To find out more, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/religion-conflict-and-terrorism-in-the-public-consciousness-tickets-27100849370?aff=efbneb

Thursday, Sept. 8

“Building Great Places” — a forum focusing on relationships among built environments, economies, urban planning and finance — will be held at noon in room 481 of the ASU Tempe campus. Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona, will lead the discussion. A lunch will be served. To register, go to https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/kimber-lanning-great-places/

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