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July 12 to 20

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Featured Event Is Special Tours Of Ancient Hopi Pueblo Site Homol’ovi II Saturdays Until July 27, Along With Other Thought Provoking And Educational Events

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 12, 2013 — Homol’ovi State Park, and the Old Trails Museum are hosting special tours of Homol’ovi II, the largest of the ancient Hopi villages within Homolovi State Park, Saturdays Until July 27.Homolovi was one of a series of ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route.

Attendees should meet at 1 p.m. at the Homol’ovi Visitor Center. The group will then travel by vehicle to the Homol’ovi II site for a tour start time of 1:15 pm. The tour will last about one hour and a $7 park entrance fee will apply. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona.

These special tours are part of Winslow's tour stop for the Smithsonian's Journey Stories traveling exhibition, hosted by the Old Trails Museum at La Posada Hotel. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. After the exhibit leaves Winslow it will travel around Arizona to the communities of Springerville, Kingman, Florence, Patagonia and Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 928-289-4106 or visit www.AZStateParks.com.

Friday, July 12

Pro Life – Por Vida 365 will hold a fundraising event beginning at 6 p.m. at Saints Simon & Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Speakers will include Father John Lankeit and Karen Wiliams. For more information, contact Monica Jordan at 602-615-0016.

Saturday, July 13

The Arizona Democratic Party will hold its summer State Committee meeting at Mingus Union High School, 1801 E. Fir Street, Cottonwood. Executive committee meeting will begin at 8 a.m., with general registration and caucus meetings beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://azdem.org/about/state_committee/

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition will hold individual wilderness steward training at U.S. Forest Service Goldfield Administrative Building, 9210 E. Bush Highway, Mesa. For more information, contact Sam Frank, AWC Central Arizona Director, 928-350-2204.

Monday, July 14

Label GMOs Arizona will hold a strategic planning meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The group has filed with the Arizona Secretary of State their intent to require labeling of GMO food stuffs on the ballot in November 2014. The meeting will discuss ideas, tasks, goals, and strategy to garner the 250,000 signatures needed to qualify. Members of the Tucson chapter will also be attending. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/172663306233000/

Wednesday, July 16

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments will hold a meeting at their headquarters, 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, Iroonwood Room, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=4323

Thursday, July 17

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, or AZ POST, will hold an open meeting at 2 p.m., at Little America Hotel, 2515 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff to discuss final action on five cases and the introduction of eight new cases against municipal police officers, primarily in Northern Arizona. For more information visit http://www.azpost.state.az.us/MeetingsCurrent.htm

The Native American Basketball Invitational, featuring 64 boys and 64 girls teams from the U.S. and a few from Canada, will be held from July 17 to 21 at several locations throughout the Phoenix metro. Most gyms are located in the central and west portions of the Phoenix metro, however some tournament games will be held at Scottsdale Community College. Silver division championship games for both girls and boys will be held at Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Championship contests will be held Sunday, July 21 at U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Tickets are $20 for all three days or $10 for one day for all games that day. For more information, visit http://nabifoundation.org/

Friday, July 18

The Arizona Advocacy Network will present Exposing Arizona’s Political Corruption, featuring a showing of Bill Moyers’ The United States of ALEC at the Service Employees International Union, 2150 S. Country Club Drive, suite 29, Mesa. Also under discussion will be voting rights and specifically, Arizona’s HB 2305. For more information, visit http://www.azadvocacy.org.

Sunday, July 20

Arcosanti, the urban vision of the legendary and recently departed Paolo Soleri, will be hosting Italian Night beginning at 5 p.m. with a special guided tour, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for all events and $20 for the performance. For reservations, call 928.632.6217 or email info@arcosanti.org. Arcosanti is located between Phoenix and Flagstaff off I-17 at the state highway 69 interchange, exit 263. For more information, visit http://arcosanti.org/node/10895.

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