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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:
Consciousness Calendar May 31 To June 14: Want To Help Those Who Need It Most In The Phoenix Metro? There Are Numerous Opportunities, Including A Luau And Farm-To-Table Event
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
May 31, 2017 — As we enter the second half of 2017, with summer officially starting June 20, there seems to be no slowing down for those wanting to make a difference in Arizona — be it political or charity-related.
One event is Cooking with the Godmothers 2017, which spotlights students in the Maricopa Center for Adolescent Parents program, will be held starting at noon Wednesday, May 31 at Child & Family Resources, 2830 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix.
Chefs Carmella Dodge and Cathy Bua are hosting; a donation is requested. To RSVP, contact Laine Seaton at Check out for other details.

Saturday, June 3

The annual Charity Luau Pool Party to benefit the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at a residence in Paradise Valley. There will be a pool lounge, food, cocktails and lawn games. Bathing suit attire is encouraged. Tickets start at $60; to learn more, check out

Sunday, June 4

CultivEAT Farm-To-Table Dinner 2017, hosted by Roosevelt Growhouse and Tracy Dempsey Originals, will get underway starting at 7 p.m. at the Growhouse, 1025 N. Second St., Phoenix. The meal will feature foods from numerous local farms and stores. Tickets are $70; to reserve a seat go to Volunteers are needed; check out for more details.

Wednesday, June 7

The movie Baywatch will be screened at Harkins Theatres Tempe Marketplace 16, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. The event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., benefits the Children’s Hospital Emerging Leaders. Attendees can also enjoy a pre-screening happy hour at Bar Louie Tempe Marketplace starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $25; find out more by going to

Friday, June 9

The Point Of Pride - LGBT Business Summit will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University, 1290 Normal Ave., Tempe. There will be in-depth panel discussions on subjects like economic development, and keynote speakers: Angela Hughey, co-founder and president of ONE Community, and Katee Van Horn of To learn more or buy tickets, go to

Saturday, June 10

Pinups for Patriots is sponsoring a Pinup Contest, Vintage Market and Car Cruise-In from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marketplace Collaborative, 13735 W. Auto Drive, Goodyear. Proceeds from the event will go towards suicide prevention among those who have served in the military and also those that suffer from PTSD. For contest rules, more information or ticket prices, check out

Sunday, June 11

Unified Pride March For Equality will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave. More details can be found on this Facebook page:

June 11 to June 12

The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders are holding their annual conference at Westin Phoenix Downtown, 333 N. Central Ave. The conference will provide opportunities for fellowship, networking, training and peer-to-peer learning. The registration fee is

Monday, June 12

A Ramadan Night For Civil Rights will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Arizona Cultural Academy, 7810 S. 42nd Place, Phoenix. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to win public office. Dinner will be served; tickets range from $10 to $15. To find out more or buy a ticket, go to

Thursday, June 15

Southwest Human Development is sponsoring a Positive Future Tour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its office, 2850 N. 24th St., Phoenix. Admission is free; for more information, check out

Saturday, June 17

National Kidney Foundation of Arizona will host a Talent Slam from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its headquarters, 360 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to spend a day at Viacom Inc. in Los Angeles. Admission is free; to learn more or register, go to
House Rep. Ruben Gallego is sponsoring Citizenship Fair from noon to 3 p.m. at 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Mi Familia Vota is participating. To learn more, go to
The Arizona Informant is sponsoring Junteenth 2017 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Eastlake Park and Community Center, 1549 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix. The event will include food vendors, a kids’ zone, a talent contest, Buffalo Soldiers presentation and more. To learn more, go to

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Dietary Restructure

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