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March 18 To April 1

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The Second Half Of March Brings With It PrepperFest, Arizona’s Moral March, A Handful Of Arts Festivals, Scientific Symposiums, And A Cacophony Of Other Community Events

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 16, 2014 — PrepperFest AZ Spring Expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, is from 11 a.m., March 21, to 5 p.m., March 23 (there are two expos scheduled for 2014).

PrepperFest is a family event with interactive, hands-on, kid-friendly activities. Festival features include four classrooms of seminars boasting an “A-List” cadre of self reliance and healthy living speakers. Admission is free for kids ages 12 and under, and family activities include a petting zoo and various other hands-on activities for exploring self-reliance from a youngster’s perspective.

The Healthy Living Pavilion will feature resources on GMO Free and Gluten Free living, and opportunities to talk with advocates of colloidal silver, herbal remedies, essential oils, and various other naturopathic remedies. Other ‘pavilions’ are the Ham Radio Pavilion, a Constitutional Rights Pavilion and the Permaculture Pavilion.

For more information visit http://prepperfestaz.com/.

Tuesday, March 18

The Western Maricopa Coalition Healthcare Committee Meeting is at 14100 N. 83rd Ave., suite 150, Peoria, 8 to 9:30 a.m. For more information http://business.westmarc.org/events/calendar/.

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Energy Efficiency and Integrated Resource Planning meeting is in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azcc.gov/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents How the Humanities Power Efforts to Live Well (not Better) with the university’s Global Institute of Sustainability Senior Scholar Joni Adamson and co-sponsored by LightWorks, Wrigley Hall room 481, Tempe, 9:45 to 11 a.m. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/joni-adamson.

The Barrett Honors College at ASU’s Brown Bag Lecture & Discussion series presents Dr. Joe Miles’ Difficult Dialogues: Students Exploring Inequities and Working Toward Social Justice, at Sage Hall South Room 141, 751 E. Lemon Mall, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. For more information visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/brown-bag-lecture-presents-dr-joe-miles/.

The Edelman USA Panel Discussion and Networking Reception is at the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/all.

The Role of the Arts in Social Transformation panel is at ASU Tempe's West Hall Room 135, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/role-arts-social-transformation.

Wednesday, March 19

Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board meets at 2643 E. University Drive, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azpost.gov/Calendar/Docs_2014/Mar19,2014RegAgenda.pdf.

ASU’s Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium series presents Human Evolution and Social Change, ISTB-1 room 401, Tempe, at noon. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/evolution-social-complexity-colloquium-8.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents Success Stories From Developing Countries, 555 N. Central Ave., Room 444, noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/all.

Mesa’s 2014 Festival of Creativity, spark!, is at Mesa arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, March 19, 20, and 23 noon to 7 p.m. and March 21 and 22 noon to 10 p.m., celebrating the arts, innovation, and creativity through participatory activities, music, original performances, interactive art, and more. Specific features include Austin Bike Zoo, Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater, and many hands-on activities. For more information visit http://www.mesaartscenter.com/spark.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents Well-Being, Public Policy, and Complex Urban Systems, with Philip D. Allsopp of Transpolis Global USA Inc., Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information contact http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/philip-allsopp.

The launch of Phoenix Soup! is at the FUSION Foundation, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix, 2 p.m. The event is a potluck style dinner, modeled after Detroit Soup (detroitsoup.com), that raises money to fund micro-grants for creative community impact projects. Bring a dish to share and make a donation, and hear and vote for innovative ideas. For more information contact Roy at artisanfoodguild@gmail.com.

Policymaking And Citizen Participation: A View From The State Legislature, featuring Arizona House of Representatives Minority Leader Chad Campbell and ASU School of Public Affairs Professor Spiro Maroulis, is at ASU's University Center Building L1-63, Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/policymaking-and-citizen-participation-view-state-legislature.

Thursday, March 20

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission meets at 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix, 9:30 a.m. For more information visit www.azcleanelections.gov.

Arizona Corporation Commission has a Special Open Meeting Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azcc.gov/.

Ecological Intelligence in the Built Environment Sustainability Series, with Scottsdale Office of Environmental Initiatives program manager Anthony Floyd, is at ASU's Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/anthony-floyd.

The Technological Singularity: A Crucial Event in God's Self-Actualization? with Michael Zimmerman, presented by ASU's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, is at Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/technological-singularity-crucial-event-gods-self-actualization-lecture-michael-zimmerman.

Bicycle Commuting 101 class is at the Mesa Main Library Saguaro Room, 64 E. First Street, Mesa, 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=4801.

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: John Bauschatz's Cops and Robbers, Egyptian Style: Police Work in Ptolemaic Egypt, sponsored by the ASU's Human Evolution and Social Change program is at the Business Administration C Wing Room 116, Tempe, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/aia-lecture-john-bauschatz.

Spring Into The Arts ArtWalks are free to the public Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard, and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. Enjoy music, food, and more, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale. For more information visit http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

Friday, March 21

PrepperFest AZ Spring Expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, is from 11 a.m., March 21, to 5 p.m., March 23 (there are two expos scheduled for 2014). For more information visit http://prepperfestaz.com/.

Unruly Bodies: Sex, Race and the State, presented by ASU's Institute for Humanities Research at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Science Building Room 109, Tempe, 1 p.m. For more information visit http://ihr.asu.edu/news-events/events/unruly-bodies-sex-race-and-state.

Saturday, March 22

Join LGBTQ advocacy group HERO (Human and Equal Rights Organizers) and Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 7 to 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/206317346224103/.

Presented by Kiwanis Nuevo Tempe and benefiting the East Valley Boys and Girls Club, the 10th Annual Catch-A-Wave Car Show, 5900 S. All American Way, Tempe, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry is $40 per vehicle. For more information visit http://www.kiwanisnuevo.org/.

Phoenix Festival de España in conjunction with Flamenco Por La Vida is at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix, noon to 9 p.m. For more information visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

A Community Picnic is at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 5 to 9 p.m. The gathering is a BBQ/pot-luck style, so bring what you would like to enjoy or share, and come meet other concerned citizens and build the relationships needed to enact lasting positive change in our community. For more information visit https://www.evensi.com/community-picnic-phoenix-saturday-march-22-2014-margaret-t/113032655.

Sunday, March 23

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is every Sunday at The Hive, 4422 N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organization is an international, loose-knit group of independent collectives and commUNITY activists serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. A large amount of food is served by the group on Sundays at Margaret T. Hance Park. For more information visit www.foodnotbombs.net.

Monday, March 24

The Immigration Beat: How Journalism Affects The Migrant Story is presented by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3042.

Tuesday, March 25

The Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Safety Stakeholders Group Workshop is at 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 10 a.m. The Population Technical Advisory Committee (POPTAC) also meets at 10 a.m., and the POPTAC Ad Hoc Subcommittee meets at 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azmag.gov/Events/Calendar.asp.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce presents Next $teps: The Future of the Fed, at the office of attorney Craig Fennemore, 2394 E. Camelback Road, suite 600, Phoenix, 5 p.m. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2960.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, a free screening of DIVE! Living Off America's Waste, followed by an expert panel discussion about nutrition, sustainable food systems, and hunger in the United States, is at ASU's Nursing and Health Innovation Building Two, Room 100, 550 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. Admission is free but donation of non-perishable food item donation is requested. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/dive-film.

The Energy Team from the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter meets at 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information contact nrgarizona@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 26

An Open Air Market is every Wednesday at Central Avenue and McKinley Street in Phoenix, 5 to 8 p.m. It is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. Everything on sale at the market is grown or made by the person selling it. For more information visit http://www.phxpublicmarket.com/.

Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation presents Money In Politics at 1151 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 6 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/75-money-in-politics.

Thursday, March 27

Managing the Threat of Catastrophes: Can Economic Analysis Inform Policy? is presented by MIT professor Robert Pindyck at ASU’s Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/robert-pindyck.

Tempe Festival of the Arts is March 28 through 30, in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/.

The Annual Pedrick Lecture, featuring Arthur Miller is at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Armstrong Hall, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/WebEvents/EventDetails.aspx?laweventid=297429.

The Barrett Honors Lecture Series at ASU presents Holly Swyers’ “There Are No Grown-Ups Here: In Search of the New Adulthood,” at the Cottonwood Building Room 101/103, Barrett Tempe Campus, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP is required. For more information visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/honors-lecture-series-holly-swyers/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series of lectures presents “Heritage vs. Modern Wheat: What are the Differences?” featuring Joy Hought, director of education of Native Seed/SEARCH, at Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/joy-hought.

State of Deception Film Series: Propaganda through the Decades is at the Burton Barr Central Library Pulliam Auditorium on the First Floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series addresses subjects including National Socialist propaganda, McCarthyism, the Cold War, anti-Soviet sentiments, and the war in Vietnam. This week’s movie will be Platoon. For more information visit http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/Interest-Guides/Pages/State-of-Deception--The-Power-of-Nazi-Propaganda.aspx.

Saturday, March 29

Sponsored by Changemaker Central, the annual Devils in Disguise event invites students from programs throughout Arizona State University to commit one day of service, volunteering at nonprofit and government agencies throughout the Phoenix metro, completing hundreds of service hours simultaneously, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://volunteer.asu.edu/.

The Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market is every Saturday until June 1 at 3806 N. Brown Drive, Scottsdale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com/.

The Second Annual Tianguis Fuerza Local event, bringing the buy local message to the Spanish-speaking community, is at Golden Gate Community Center, 1625 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/218603975012187/.

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death, featuring Shane Krauser from the American Academy for Constitutional Education, is presented by Arizona Right to Life at Roosevelt Community Church, 924 N. First Street, Phoenix, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://azrtl.org/index.php/get-involved/events/.

Arizona’s Moral March: A Call To Action, is at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., sponsored by Equality Arizona and Phoenix Pride. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/564195483677285/.

Monday, March 31

Tonatierra: Embassy of Indigenous People meets on Mondays, 813 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.tonatierra.org/ and  http://www.nahuacalli.org/.

Puente Human Rights Movement meets on Mondays, 1306 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.puenteaz.org/.

Need for Speed: The Ethics of Automotive Journalism is presented by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkiteconversations.asu.edu/2014/01/march-31-need-for-speed-the-ethics-of-automotive-journalism/.

Tuesday, April 1

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents The Power of Aquaponics with George Brooks, Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/DrGeorgeBBrooksJr?xg_source=activity.

The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market is at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 3 to 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.downtownchandler.org/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents America’s Role in a Changing Arctic with Ambassador David Balton, Memorial Union Pima Room, Tempe, 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/david-balton.

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