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Consciousness Calendar June 28 July 12: In The Spirit Of July 4, We Bring You Nearly A Summer-Sized Cacophony Of Ways For Patriots Of All Ilks To Help Out Their Fellow Residents


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 29, 2017 — With hella-hot temps (like 120 Fahrenheit last week), it’s understandable for Phoenix-area residents to want to cocoon in their homes. In general, civic activity slows down.

However, those who want to make a difference in their community still have options.

Heck, some of them will even keep you cool. You know, air conditioned home, to air conditioned car, to air conditioned theater.

And, even those activities that take place outside are enjoined at reasonable times, like 9 a.m. and earlier.

So give it a shot. It’ll be worth it.

Wednesday, June 28

Furnishing Dignity is holding Celebrating Beds For Youth at 6 p.m. at Peter Piper Pizza, 3945 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The event will showcases support for Arizona youth aging out of the foster care system and transitioning from homelessness. Admission is free; to register or learn more, go to

Get to Give, benefiting AZ Helping Hands, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 7850 Gelding Drive, Suite 500 in Scottsdale.
The event will include a school-supply drive to help foster children. There will be an after-party; tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the door. (or free for members). To learn more or register, go to

Thursday, June 29

The documentary Edible City, focusing on the Good Food movement in the San Francisco Bay area, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Admission is free; check out the Facebook page for more details:

Sunday, July 2

A Planned Parenthood support rally will be held at 5771 W. Eagle Ave., Glendale. To learn more, check out

US Resistance Action In Solidarity With Impeachment March will hold a demonstration at 9 a.m. at Phoenix Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. Participants are advised to bring lots of water. To learn more, go to

“You’re Not a Rescue” Puppy Mill Protest is set for 11 a.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road. The focus will be on Trendy Pet & Rescue. For more information, go to

Friday, July 7

Splash Bash 2017, hosted by Arizona Firefighters Athletics, by held starting at noon at Saguaro Hotel, 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Along with a trip to the Valley Ho and Boondocks, the event will include food and drinks. Tickets are $20; to learn more, go to

Tacos For A Cause, to benefit Sonoran Prevention Works, will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Coronado, 2201 N. 7th St., Phoenix. Along with food, there will be entertainment by DJs Nitro and Justin Keefer. To find out more, check out

Saturday, July 8

The Youth Power Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Puente Human Rights Movement, 1937 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Participants will have a opportunity to learn how to fight deportations and mass incarceration. For more details on the event, check out the Facebook page:

Hydrate The Homeless - 2nd Chance Saturday will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the CASS Shelter, 76 S. 12th Ave., Phoenix. Needed items include socks, Gatorade, wash cloths and bus passes. Volunteers will pass these items out to homeless people. To get involved or learn more, go to

Sunday, July 9

The Sisterhood of Super Women will hold a lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. at The Blue Agave Mexican Cantina, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. in Scottsdale. This year’s event will benefit Pawsitive Friendships, which provides animal-assisted therapy to children with special needs. Lunch is $16.99 per person. To register, go to

Tuesday, July 11

Phoenix Cannabis Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. at 905 N. 5th St., Phoenix. The meeting will cover loca marijuana-related news and events. Admission is free. Find out more details by check out the Facebook page:

Saturday, July 15

The Just Be Love Project Film Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sun Studios of Arizona, 1425 W. 14th St., Tempe. There will be special guest speakers, an awards ceremony and prizes. To learn more, go to

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Dietary Restructure

A family man decides to get a consultation from a nutritionist. But when he realizes that losing weight will mean cutting out food items like cheddar fries, he obfuscates: all in good taste, of course.