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Nov. 6 To 20

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Another Selection Of Great Events For Those In The Phoenix Area To Use In Expanding Their Knowledge Base, Sharing Ideas, And Participating

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Nov. 6, 2012 — Featured this week is a plethora of veterans-related events, a film festival, a parade of the arts as well as several environment-related events.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

The Arizona Republican Party will hold an election night celebration beginning at 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Sundance Room, 122 N. Second St., Phoenix. Cost is $75 and they are also requesting donations of blankets, children’s clothes and toys for veterans. For more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2531646336?s=10567706

The Arizona Democratic Party will host their election night celebration beginning at 7 p.m., Renaissance Downtown, Grand Ballroom, 50 E. Adams St., Phoenix. Everyone is invited and entrance is free. For more information, contact Rebecca Pringle at 602-234-6821 or rpringle@azdem.org.

Thursday, Nov. 8

The International Conference on Romanticism will host a free, public event, "Romantic Sciences: Crises and Resolutions” as part of its 2012 gathering, themed "Catastrophes," beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the ASU Memorial Union Turquoise Room, 1290 S. Normal Ave. Tempe. For more information, visit http://english.clas.asu.edu/icr2012.

The Loft Film Fest, presentation of feature films and a collection of short films from all across the globe will begin Nov. 8 and will continue through Nov. 15. Featured are tributes to Roger Corman and Carlos Reygadas. All events will be held at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. For more information, visit http://www.loftcinema.com/film/the-loft-film-fest/

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will present its 2012 Business Growth Conference and Expo from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/74051#register

Friday, Nov. 9

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park will host a Veterans Day celebration of those who have served their country in the U.S. military from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.therailroadpark.com or call 480-312-2312.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Children 5 and older and anyone else interested in earth and space sciences are invited to attend Earth and Space Exploration Day 2012 at ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV in Tempe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is suggested for quick check-in. For more information, visit http://sese.asu.edu/earth-and-space-exploration-day

AARP and LULAC will host a daylong event discussing changes or proposed changes to Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/469143526442025/

The 11th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at ASU West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Featured will be dancers, drum groups, and artisans from throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.aznard.org/

The Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts will be held at the Roosevelt Arts Market, Fifth and Roosevelt streets from 4:30 to 10 p.m. A procession through downtown Phoenix will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/509872832362735/

Puente will hold an anniversary celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. at their offices, 1302 E Van Buren Street, Phoenix. Aniversario De Puente: Festival de Cultura! Nuestro aniversario y celebración de otro año en resistencia. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/384001405013842/

Sunday, Nov. 11

The city of Mesa will begin their Veterans Day Parade down Center Street at 11 a.m., featuring the Buffalo Soldiers, Marshall Trimble and various military organizations.

The Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St. Phoenix. Gourd dancing will be at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.pueblogrande.com

The Phoenix Chapter of Americans United and the Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology will present “Religious Extremism in the U.S. Military: Dangers and Implications” beginning at 2 p.m. at Cedars Banquet Hall, 1702 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://au-gp.org

Monday, Nov. 12

The Phoenix VA Health Care System will hold its parade beginning at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, 400 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix at 11 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is "Healing Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice,” and will feature 100 entries including large helium balloons, floats, bands, military vehicles, color guards, and a military flyover. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix.va.gov/news/parade.asp

Tuesday, Nov. 13

The Goldwater Institute will hold its annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency, 122 N. Second Street, Phoenix at 5:30 p.m. Featured speakers will be two female republican governors: Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma. Tickets and table sponsorships begin at $250 and top out at $25,000. For more information, contact mpfeifer@goldwaterinstitute.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar, “Health Care Reform: What’s The Prognosis For Your Business,” from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Admission is $25 to $45. For more information, visit http://phoenixazcoc.weblinkconnect.com/CWT/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2655

A protest against the upcoming smoking ban on the campus of Arizona State University will begin at 9 a.m. at the ASU Memorial Union, sponsored by Students For Liberty and YALASU. Free cigarettes and fruit will be handed out along with a petition in hopes of getting the ban repealed. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/109101125918609/

Farm Sanctuary is launching the Phoenix Compassionate Communities Campaign with a keynote event at Pomegranate Café, 4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The campaign seeks to teach people how to become a more effective advocate for farm animals, and to get more people involved with Farm Sanctuary's vegan advocacy efforts in the Phoenix area. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/CCC_tour_Phoenix

Thursday, Nov. 15

Randy Parraz will appear at ASU’s Justice and Social Inquiry’s 2012 Fall Lecture Series, 4 to 6 p.m., West Hall, 1000 S. Cady Mall, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sst.clas.asu.edu/calendar/2012-11-15/seeking-justice-arizona-lecture

Saturday, Nov. 17

The city of Tempe will host an event in celebration of America Recycles Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tempe Fire Training facility, 1340 E. University, Tempe. Tempe residents are encouraged to bring items ranging from books to dishwashers. For more information, visit http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=997

Sunday, Nov. 18

The 11th Annual Discover India Diwali Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage & Science Park, 100 N. Seventh Street. Admission is free and will include Indian art, history and culture, a food fair, clothes and a jewelry bazaar, cooking and cultural demos, children’s games and activities. For more information, visit http://www.iaphx.org

Monday, Nov. 19

Phoenix residents have organized a “buycott” of ammunition for Nov. 19, as part of National Ammo Day. One group will meet at 9 a.m., Ace Hardware, 3111 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/RonPaulPhoenix/events/84528272/

Tuesday, Nov. 20

The Palo Verde Group of the Sierra Club will present a program from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., “The Amazing Biological Diversity of the Upper Verde River Watershed,” at the Quality Inn, 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/paloverdegroup/

For entertainment and fun events in Arizona, visit http://www.arizonaguide.com/events-calendar

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