Great, free family event this Saturday!

May 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Children’s Book Reading & Art Talk by Shonto Begay


Free Family Event at the Arizona State Museum Sat., May 3, 1 PM

Renowned Navajo painter and children’s book illustrator Shonto Begay will appear at the Arizona State Museum on Saturday afternoon, May 3, for the closing event of an exhibit of his works titled Shonto Speaks. Begay will read from children’s books he has illustrated and/or written, including Alice Yazzie’s Year by Ramona Maher, a coming of age story rich with symbolic meaning and insight into Navajo culture for children of all ages. The artist will share his original sketches and paintings that illustrate this book and speak to his artistic process as painter, illustrator, and author. The exhibit, Shonto Speaks, runs Dec. 6, 2013– May 6, 2014 at the Arizona State Museum.

Bio: Shonto Begay, who was born in 1954 on the Navajo Reservation, is a 1976 graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, and received a BFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1980. His career has included working as a naturalist for the National Park Service, painting, writing and book illustration. He currently splits his time between Shonto, in the western part of the Navajo Reservation, and Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Free parents’ night out on Sunday evenings downtown!!!

April 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

This is AMAZING. Get recharged for the week while your kids have a blast (and tire themselves out before bed!)

This can be a time you can renew and attend to self-care every Sunday at 4:30: Let your children play at Playformance FOR FREE (up to 2 hours, ages 5-11) while you walk across the street to Maker House to have a drink, listen to really good live music in the courtyard of Maker House, and get encouraged by different wisdom traditions. Bands and teachers will vary weekly. Bring a blanket and dinner for you and yours if you like. I particularly like using a blanket to lie down and rest while I listen to the music. For more info: This week the Greg Morton Band is playing. Invite anyone you like! Feel free to forward this.

And don’t forget that there is still room in Playformance’s summer camps–I love this camp because Linc wants to move around and play games in summer but I don’t want him outside any more than necessary. Plus Playformance games are interesting, mentally engaging, and one-of-a-kind. It’s a fantastic program.

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Fun event this weekend at Valley of the Moon!!! Fundraiser for Procession of Little Angels

April 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Spring Circus 2014

from Many Mouths One Stomach:

We’re having a fundraiser event for this year’s Procession of Little Angels on April 26th. It’s called Spring Circus and it’ll be held at Valley of the Moon: $6 adults, $4 youths 17 and under.

It’s both performance and participation, with demos and workshops offered among the acts. All proceeds go to fund this year’s Procession of Little Angels.

Here is the link to the Facebook event page:

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