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Consciousness Calendar Oct. 4 To 18: Make A Difference This Season By Doing Good For Numerous Arizona Charities Or Showing Learning About The World Around Us - Also Debbie Harry, Climate Change, More  


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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 4, 2019 — Here we are in October, and there’s plenty to look forward to: Halloween, football and the general glide into the major holidays. 

But for those seeking something more, there is plenty to do — especially on Oct. 12 — whether it’s having fun for a good cause or getting your hands dirty. If you’re quick, you might even be able to do them all, but we don’t recommend it. 

First up , the Arizona Wilderness Stewards will perform a Hellsgate Wilderness Trail Maintenance at 9 a.m. Volunteers will help clear overgrown brush and possibly remove dead trees. Then, at 10 a.m., Keep Nature Wild will perform a Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Cleanup at 10 a.m., beginning at 2439 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. (See Oct. 12 date below for links and more information).

Later in the day, you can get yer drink on at Neon 90s Pub Crawl, benefiting SARRC and Autism Speaks, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cornish Pasty Co., 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Or, catch the band Ear Candy at the White Out Breast Cancer from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix. (See Oct. 12 date below for links and more information).

If you didn’t get enough on Oct. 12, two days later, on Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Puente Human Rights Movement office, 1937 W. Adams St. in Phoenix. The free event will include food, music, guest speakers and art. (See Oct. 14 date below for links and more information).

Expanding consciousness while having fun. Sounds pretty good, eh. There are more examples every week in the Modern Time Consciousness Calendar.

Friday, Oct. 4

Falling Walls Lab is set for 1 p.m. at the Beus Center for Law and Society on the Arizona State University campus in Phoenix. The lab is an international forum for the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers. To learn more about this event or apply, go to https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/falling-walls-lab/

Saturday, Oct. 5

Today is the last day to see the exhibition I Have A Name at the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave. in Tempe. It features a collection of photographs of people living on the street. Visit this Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2396978280587824/

“For the People Must Act: Saving Democracy Part 1” will be held at 2 p.m. at The Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix. This is a Town Hall Series sponsored by Indivisible Valley of the Sun. For more details, check out https://azresist.org/event/town-hall-series-for-the-people-must-act-saving-democracy-part-1/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/445801519367112/ 

Cheers! Tour de Fat 2019 is happening, starting at 11 a.m. Along with a bike parade, there will be festivities at Tempe Beach Park, including a pool party, bike giveaway and dance contest. To learn more, go to https://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tour-de-fat-2019-tempe/ 

“To Legalize or Not” will be held at 3 p.m. at the Juniper Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix. This will focus on the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona. Go to https://phoenix.eventful.com/events/legalize-not-/E0-001-130025934-0 for more details. 

She has been a rock icon for nearly 50 years. Now, Debbie Harry has a new book, Face It. The Blondie lead singer and fashion/style muse discuss her memoir at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Blondie co-founder and photographer Chris Stein, and multidisciplinary artist and director, Rob Roth will also participate, accompanied by a visual presentation. Admission starts at $40.30. For more details, go to https://www.changinghands.com/event/october2019/debbie-harry-face-it

Tuesday, Oct. 8

The film Executioner’s Shadows will be screened at 6 p.m. at Film Bar and Cinema, 815 N. Second St., Phoenix. To learn more about the film, visit 
https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/in-the-executioners-shadow?fbclid=IwAR1RHICeTw9Jz0ckz0C4BZfs7tgxK8vuNYt5ivJRNiatwjwgDimyyOMQHWo 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

“Apocalyptic Visions: Telling the Story of Our Climate Future” will be held at noon at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU DOwntown Phoenix, For a First Amendment Forum. The forum will focus on Virginia’s Tangier Island, which is threatened by climate change. A panel discussion features acclaimed author Ed Swift and religious studies professor Tracy Fessenden. Admission is free. Visit https://csrc.asu.edu/content/apocalyptic-visions-telling-story-our-climate-future-0 to learn more. 

Dominic Bartola -- a noted speaker, entrepreneur and author who overcame a major hearing loss -- will speak a 6:30 p.m. at the Vista Theater on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Go to https://barretthonors.asu.edu/news-events/upcoming-events/dominic-bartola to RSVP or learn more. 

Author Ed Swift will discuss his book Chesapeake Requiem at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The book focuses on 200-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction. To learn more, visit https://www.changinghands.com/event/october2019/earl-swift-chesapeake-requiem-year-watermen-vanishing-tangier-island

Thursday, Oct. 10

“The Right to Breath: Surviving the Dirtiest Air in Phoenix” will be held at 7 p.m. at Crosier Village 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix. Sponsored by the Arizona Interfaith Network, the program includes a presentation on geospatial mapping of pollution exposure, personal stories from affected communities and audience participation. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free; to learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-right-to-breathe-surviving-the-dirtiest-air-in-phoenix-tickets-71405298169?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0cLPgH8TJJ7g6N2uvT65Y4ArkIYNHZO8kE8nEAxcupGNNiFU_0VSVmRy8 

“The Siren Song of Socialism” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Angels Trumpet House Arcadia, 2339 N. 44th St., Phoenix. The discussion will focus on what socialism is and why it’s making a comeback. To learn more about this AFF event, visit https://phoenix.eventful.com/events/siren-song-socialism-and-why-making-comeback-/E0-001-129610719-5 

F.R.C H2O Water Conservation Workshop Zero Waste will be held starting at 10 a.m. at the Goelet A. C. Beuf Community Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix. The event will help teach children water waste diversion. To learn more, go to https://www.activekids.com/phoenix-az/classes/f-r-c-h2o-water-conservation-workshop-zero-waste-2019?cmp=39-35-eventful_inc 

Friday, Oct. 11

The environmental film Racing Extinction will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at The Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa. This a production from the creators of the award-winning The Cove. Visit http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/events/racing-extinction-screenings to learn more.

The Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 100 N. First St., Phoenix. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), who is also running for president, will be there. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https://www.azdem.org/2018hof-2/?fbclid=IwAR3Y4T5cY8xpjET_tzQKPXULfWDilBHst9ZNdyXyN9EW9GzfcEqQDnaKMy8 

Saturday, Oct. 12

Hellsgate Wilderness Trail Maintenance will take place at 9 a.m. Volunteers will help clear overgrown brush and possibly remove dead trees. For more details, go to https://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Wilderness-Stewards/events/264522778/ 

The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. at 2439 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. This is part of a greater effort to restore the native wetland and riparian habitats of the historic Salt River. To learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rio-salado-habitat-restoration-area-cleanup-tickets-62894920400?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

A Neon 90s Pub Crawl, benefiting SARRC and Autism Speaks, will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cornish Pasty Co., 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. Along with food, the event includes raffle prizes. To learn more or sign up, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neon-90s-pub-crawl-benefiting-sarrc-and-autism-speaks-tickets-73369262439?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

White Out Breast Cancer will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer’s 10th annual campaign will feature music from Ear Candy, along with other artistic performances. Tickets start at $100. For more details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-out-breast-cancer-tickets-717110 98827?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

Monday, Oct. 14

Indigenous Peoples Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Puente Human Rights Movement office, 1937 W. Adams St., Phoenix. The free event will include food, music, guest speakers and art. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2130431897085908/

Author Julia Wallace will discuss her new book There’s No Crying in Newsrooms at 6 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive in Tempe. Wallace writes about “remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades.” To learn more, visit https://www.changinghands.com/event/october2019/julia-wallace-theres-no-crying-newsrooms

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Sweet Tomatoes Food for a Cause will be held at 11 a.m. at 1410 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. Some proceeds will support Lights Camera Discover. For more details, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-tomatoes-presents-food-for-a-cause-with-lcd-tickets-73523142699?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

The environmental film Bag It will be screened at 7 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1140 E. Baseline Road, Tempe. A discussion, led by ASU Biodesign researcher Charlie Rolsky and city of Tempe Recycling Coordinator Dawn Ratcliffe, will follow. Admission is free. Check out https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/free-film-screening-bag-it/ for more details. 

Thursday, Oct. 17 to 19

Dogtopia Foundation is holding its 2019 Top Dog Conference from Oct. 17 to 19 at the Westin Resort At Kierland 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogtopia-foundation-2019-top-dog-conference-tickets-69191925913?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Arizona Humane Society Foster Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope Campus, 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and the chance to take home a foster pet. Admission is free; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-humane-society-foster-open-house-tickets-74711093893?aff=ebdssbdestsearch to learn more. 

Have a Beer for Bighorn, a rally and fundraising effort for Friends of Ironwood Forest, will be held at 4 p.m. at 1859 W. Grant Road, Tucson. To learn more, go to https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001wD9rQAE&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=Have%20a%20Beer%20for%20Bighorn@32.249229,-111.005896

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