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Community Calendar

First Friday at the Heard
6-10 p.m. Friday, July 5
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Featuring a special performance by The Guardians (heavy metal band from the Tohono O’odham Nation) in the Steele Gallery, with free general evening admission to the museums’ galleries. The Café and Cantina will be open for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and family-friendly beverages. The Heard Museum Shop, the Collector’s Room and Books & More will be open until 8 p.m. Visit

Monsoon Gardening in the Desert
2-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Century Library
1750 E. Highland Ave.
The Monsoon Season is the traditional time to plant many vegetables in the desert and is known to many gardeners as “second spring.” The season promises a wide range of planting possibilities as well as new complications. An educator from Native Seeds/SEARCH will go over what vegetable and herb varieties to plant, how to protect your garden from the heat and winds, and how to maximize rainwater. This workshop is for the newbie desert gardener as well as experienced gardeners. Free; no preregistration required.

Strike Out Hunger
12-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Let It Roll Bowl
8925 N. 12th St.
A fun event to raise money for the Joshua Tree Feeding Program, which provides nourishment, as well as medical and community resources, to low-income HIV+ residents of Maricopa County. For $20, receive three games of bowling plus shoe rental. Each lane holds five people; bring your own team, or meet new friends by joining with others on a lane. Prizes for highest & lowest scores. Also raffle prizes available. For tickets, go to:

AAUW Monthly Meeting
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will feature Jillian Herner, a Phoenix College student who was a recipient of a Phoenix AAUW scholarship. She will speak on insights gained from a leadership conference to which Phoenix AAUW was pleased to send her.The program will begin after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner by July 13. Visitors are welcome.

Rattlesnake Workshop
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, July 27
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Rattlesnake Garage and Save Our Mountains Foundation will offer a live rattlesnake demo that will cover desert conservation, snake recognition, snake encounters, first aid do’s and don’ts and snake myths. Admission $8 adults, $4 children, and free for military with ID. No RSVP needed.

Free Summer Sunday
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 28
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Enjoy free performances, activities, and free admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. This summer’s medium is printmaking. Each month the Heard will have a different printmaker in the Crossroads Gallery with a hands-on print activity using color as the main theme.

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