Get Greener, Give Time And
Rally For Gun Safety In PHX
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Sept. 6, 2019 — From helping hungry children to protecting a precious water resource, the volunteer needs in the Phoenix metro area are great. Those who appreciate greenery can spend part of their day at Japanese Garden volunteer open house will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. People can meet docents, special event assistants and other volunteers, while enjoying light refreshments. (see dates in chronological order below for more information on this event.)
Serve & Learn: Volunteer Day at Feed My Starving Children is happening at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa. FMSC meals are distributed in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs around the world “to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty,” according to organizers.
A Rio Salado habitat restoration event will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Participants should meet at the Central Gateway, 2439 S. Central Ave. in Phoenix and be dressed accordingly. The Sierra Club will provide water, snacks and tools; an RSVP is required.
More ways to make a positive difference can be found further down in our calendar.
Saturday, Sept. 7
A cleanup of the Salt River will be held starting at 8 a.m. at the Phon D. Sutton Recreation Area in Fort McDowell. Keep Nature Wild is sponsoring this event, which includes light refreshments. To learn more, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salt-river-cleanup-registration-53552640389?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
9000 Miles and a Dream: Inspiration that Drives will be held at 6 p.m. at the Campus Christian Center, 1034 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. Participants can learn about the Pauline Foundation, which is focused on empowering women and children in Uganda. Admission is free; register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9000-miles-and-a-dream-inspiration-that-drives-change-tickets-69152411725?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The Arizona Youth Climate Summit will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Pavilion on the ASU campus in Tempe. Participants can learn how to take action with a variety of sessions designed to engage youth with different forms of activism, such as lobbying, public speaking, writing and civic engagement. This all-day summit is free to students in middle and high school or college. Refreshments and lunch will be served. For more info, check out https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/arizona-youth-climate-summit/
A rally for gun safety will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 8225 W. Bell Road, Peoria. Proponents will call for universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole, red flag laws, limiting magazine capacity for semi-automatic and military style guns. Participants are encouraged to wear the color orange, and bring water and sunscreen. Visit https://azresist.org/event/rally-for-gun-safety/ to learn more.
Sunday, Sept. 8
The 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk will be held at the Tempe Town Lake 9/11 Healing Field, 80 W. Rio Salado. The run was created to honor the late Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Entrance fee is $45; the event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-walk-tempe-az-registration-55794324326?aff=ebdssbdestsearch to learn more details.
Japanese Garden volunteer open house will be held at 1 p.m. People can meet docents, special event assistants and other volunteers, while enjoying light refreshments. The garden is located at 216 W. Portland St., Phoenix. For other details, check out https://www.evernote.com/shard/s16/sh/3434dbfb-62fb-41dd-a9e5-eabc05972cac/2ee97ca591357506891f0f40cb8244f9
Tuesday, Sept. 10
The forum “Salt River Project: A Sustainable Water Resource?” will start at noon in Wrigley Hall, room 481, on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. Kevin Murphy, who holds a doctorate in hydro-climatology from ASU, will highlight his ongoing research on the SRP water system. A light lunch will be served. To learn more, visit https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/srp-a-sustainable-water-resource/
Serve & Learn: Volunteer Day at Feed My Starving Children is happening at 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa. FMSC meals are distributed in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs around the world “to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty,” according to organizers. Part of the TK Team’s Play & Learn series, this volunteer event will start at 3:30 p.m. To register or learn more, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serve-learn-volunteer-day-at-feed-my-starving-children-tickets-69389581105?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Sunday, Sept. 15
A Rio Salado habitat restoration event will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Participants should meet at the Central Gateway, 2439 S. Central Ave., Phoenix and be dressed accordingly. The Sierra Club will provide water, snacks and tools; an RSVP is required. Call (602) 254-8362 or visit https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001abNeQAI&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=Rio%20Salado%20Habitat%20Restoration@33.42366,-112.071181 for more information.
Monday, Sept. 16
The Safer Buildings Coalition is sponsoring a public safety in-building seminar at 9:30 a.m. at the city of Phoenix Fire Department, 150 S. 12th St., Phoenix. Topics include emergency responder radio communications systems, a general requirements review and cellular communication versus public safety communication system. Admission is free for SBC members and those not in the wireless or fire alarm industry. For more information, go to https://phoenix.eventful.com/events/public-safety-inbuilding-seminar-phoenix-az-/E0-001-129690107-8
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Taco ’Bout it Tuesday, which will focus on homeless teenagers in need, will be held at 6 p.m. at Homeless Youth Connection, 9950 W. Van Buren St., Avondale. To learn more, contact email@example.com or call (623) 374-3747 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taco-bout-it-tuesday-at-homeless-youth-connection-tickets-69440174431?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
A Constitution Day Rule of Law Town Hall will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix. The featured panel includes Nicole Carroll, editor-in-chief, USA Today; Jon Kyl, former U.S. Senator from Arizona; Myles Lynk, professor emeritus, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Ruth McGregor, former chief justice, Arizona Supreme Court; and Homer Moyer (moderator), past chairman of the International Bar Association Rule of Law Forum. Admission is free; for more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-day-rule-of-law-town-hall-tickets-65451861279?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Phoenix College is sponsoring We The People - Constitution Day at 11:30 a.m. at the Hacienda Room, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The forum will focus on the current state of politics and the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. State Rep. Athena Salman, Legislative District 26, will speak. There will also be a panel featuring Phoenix College faculty and ERA advocates. Contact Albert.Celoza@phoenixcollege.edu to learn more, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-people-constitution-day-tickets-64570233306?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Thursday, Sept. 19
An Afternoon of Tea and Treats to Benefit Sea Turtles will take place at 2:30 p.m. at The Teapot, 818 N. Fifth Ave. in Phoenix. Attendees will learn ways they can help protect this animal, which has existed for millions of years on earth. A $40 ticket will include beverages, sandwiches, a reusable straw and the chance to win a three-day vacation at the Hacienda del Sol. For more info, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-of-tea-and-treats-to-benefit-sea-turtles-win-az-resort-stay-tickets-70496243161?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The film #StandWithKashmir will be screened in the Psychology Building on the ASU campus in Tempe. Because of tensions between India and Pakistan, Kashmir is under military siege. A panel discussion will take place after the screening. Admission is free; learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standwithkashmir-film-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-71340295745?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Author David R. Berman will discuss his new book Governors and the Progressive Movement at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. For more details on the book, go to https://www.changinghands.com/event/september2019/david-r-berman-governors-and-progressive-movement
Friday, Sept. 20
A climate strike will begin at 2 p.m. at the Maricopa County Courthouse, 125 W. Washington St., Phoenix. After the rally, participants will march from the courthouse to the state Capitol. Visit https://actionnetwork.org/events/climate-strike-3?source=direct_link& to learn more.
The Maricopa Hunger Banquet will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Central Arizona College,
17945 Regent Drive in Maricopa. Monetary donations and non-perishables are encouraged; participants draw at random a ticket that determines their income level for the evening. (Admission is free for all students and community members.) Mayor Christian Price will be the keynote speaker, and there will be special guests. Contact Megan Purvis at (520) 494-6417 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, or check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maricopa-hunger-banquet-tickets-65468579283?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Saturday, Sept. 21
Hike for Life AZ will be held at 10 a.m. on the Thumb Butte Trail in Prescott. The ProLifeWife and Queen Esther’s Closet are sponsoring this anti-abortion event. The $10 registration fee includes hiking snacks, water bottles and an "I hiked for life" T-shirt. For tickets or more details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-for-life-az-tickets-67327009899?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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