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Consciousness Calendar May 2 to 15: Take Time To Let Loose, But Feed Your Soul By Supporting Children, Cancer Research And Animals


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 2, 2019 — May in the Phoenix metro region is the unofficial start of summer — with temps hitting the triple digits — and this weekend brings us Cinco de Mayo.

It’s understandable that in these extraordinarily trying times our nation finds itself in, the urge to party is strong. (Certainly, Cinco de Mayo is a fine way to do that.)

Nevertheless, there are other ways to lift your spirits -- starting with Nourish Every Child 2nd Annual Gala on Friday (May 3).

The organization is raising money to create a summer nutrition and education program as a way to nourish scholars all year. The gala begins at 6 p.m. at Windgate Ranch Clubhouse, 10095 E. Windgate Ranch Road, Scottsdale. There will be hors d'oeuvres, dinner and drinks. Tickets start at $100; for more details, visit

On Saturday, May 4, Farm to Table will happen at 6 p.m. at Hunkapi Farms, 12051 N. 96th St.,Scottsdale. Proceeds from this Italian-inspired dinner will support the work of Hunkapi Programs, Inc. This is a donation-based dinner, with a suggested amount of $75. Check out to register or for more details.
Also on Saturday, the wine-tasting fundraiser Screw Cancer is happening at 3 p.m. at Smith House, 3911 E. Montecito Ave., Phoenix. Along with wine, there will be appetizers; beer; CBD chocolates; a raffle; and performances by Queen Bar Tenders, Chai, Trey, Fiona the Hippo and DommHer. All proceeds raised go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $50; learn more details at

Saturday, May 4

The American Civil Liberties Union is hosting Know Your Rights for Volunteers and Activists at 4 p.m. First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N. 2nd St. The focus will be on helping migrant families. Learn more by visiting this Facebook page:

Sunday, May 5

Feeling stressed? International Laughter Day might be the answer. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix. Donations are suggested. For more details, check out

The Sierra Club Political Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at 514 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. The meeting will focus on candidate endorsement process for statewide offices and Arizona congressional candidates. To find out more, check out,-112.080915

Author Abdin Nor Iftin will discuss his book Call Me American at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. His novel is described as a “vivid reminder of why America still beckons to those looking to make a better life.” The event starts at 4:30 p.m. Learn more at

Tuesday, May 7

The Professional Women’s Alliance will hold a luncheon starting at 11 a.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St. Noted auctioneer Letitia Frye will speak about her experiences in a male-dominated profession. Admission is $35 for Greater Phoenix Chamber members and $55 for non-members. To learn more, go to

Thursday, May 9

Arizona Wilderness Stewards is hosting a hike of Bonita Creek and the Pothole & Turtle Mountain Roadless Areas. Participants should meet starting at 9 a.m. at the Serna Cabin Picnic Area in the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. They also should bring at 3 to 4 liters of water, lunch and sunscreen, and dress appropriately. For more information and directions, visit

Saturday, May 11

Unity Feast 2019 will be held at 2 p.m. at 8035 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix. Sponsored by Imagine Me Foundation, this event will feature numerous fitness classes (including Zumba and Cty). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more info, go to

The Bottle Baby Foster Workshop will show volunteers how to care for kittens under 5 weeks old. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope Campus, 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. To register or learn more, visit

Tidy Up Tempe will kick off at 6 a.m. in front of Cartel Coffee Lab, 225 W. University Drive. Trash pickers, gloves and garbage bags will be provided. For registration or more info, check out

Gold Star Corps is hosting a tour of Montezuma Well National Monument in Camp Verde. Lunch will be provided; this event is free to Gold Star families. The tour starts at 11 a.m. To learn more or register, go to

Sunday, May 12

A Carry The Load Phoenix Rally, honoring the military and first responders, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. The rally includes a 4.5-mile walk. For more info on this free event, visit

Monday, May 13

Drive One For Dane 2019 is a golf tournament benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will be held starting at 6:30 a.m. at Papago Golf Course, 5595 E. Moreland St., Phoenix. Dutch Bros Arizona is sponsoring this event in honor of co-founder Dane Boersma, who lost his battle with ALS in 2009. Tickets start at $125. To sign up or learn more, visit

Tuesday, May 14

Renowned Buddhist monk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will speak at 7:30 p.m. at t Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. His book is In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying. Admission is $29.32 or $33.32. For more details, go to

Wednesday, May 15

May Meditation, Reiki & Sound Healing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Lotus Healing Sanctuary, 6239 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Attendees should bring a yoga mat, blankets and a pillow. Admission is free; learn more at

Thursday, May 16

Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. at Grayhawk Golf Club – Talon and Raptor Courses, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams. Registration fees are $750 for individuals. For more information, contact Leslie Religioso at 602-798-5097 or To register or for other info, go to

Saturday, May 18

The Arizona Democratic Partys Mofford-Warner Dinner will be held starting at 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. Admission starts at $250. According to organizers, a major presidential candidate will speak. To learn more, visit or

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