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3rd Thursday at the Museum returns in October

Free monthly events focusing on community involvement

Post Date:10/06/2016 8:00 AM

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Media Contact: Denise Rentschler or 480.350.5209
Event Contact:
Dan Miller or 480.350.5115

TEMPE, Ariz. The Tempe History Museum’s 3rd Thursday program which is part coffeehouse, part artist and performing venue, part history lesson and community forum kicks off the 2016-2017 series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Tempe History Museum.

October’s event Mindset, Motivation and Mobility: The 3 Keys to Healthy Aging with Ahmad Daniels, Kelly Jones and Kelli Watkins aims to assist attendees in redefining their personal approach to health and aging.

The programs, which are planned and hosted by community members and feature music, dance, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, performance art and more, continue the third Thursday of each month through May 2017. No event will be held in December.

Cortez Coffee Co. provides quality, small-batch artisanal coffee at no charge for the community to enjoy.

The specific events and program descriptions are as follows: 

Thursday, Oct. 20
An Evening with Ahmad Daniels, Kelly Jones and Kelli Watkins
Mindset, Motivation and Mobility: The 3 Keys to Healthy Aging
Bring an open mind and your thoughtful questions to this eventful evening with our resident wellness experts as they assist you in redefining your personal approach to health and aging.

Thursday, Nov. 17
An Evening with Musicians of the Phoenix Valley
The Space in Between: Biraciality and Music
Join us for an evening combining musical performance with a panel/audience discussion to explore the nature of biraciality. Through live performance, the musicians will expose the creative spirit that lives at the intersection of differing musical genres and traditions as well as unite the community in a deeper understanding of biraciality.

Thursday, Jan. 19
An Evening with the Comedy Spot and Improv
Comedy Spot entertainers will share the fundamentals of improvisation through interactive exercises that build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach people how to be more playful, spontaneous and flexible.

Thursday, Feb. 16
An Evening with Ahmad Daniels
Martin Luther King: Beyond I Have a Dream
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. is too often remembered solely for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Join us and learn more about the multifaceted man.

Thursday, March 16
An Evening with Nikki Villagomez and AIGA AZ
How Culture Affects Typography
Nikki Villagomez, nationally recognized speaker on the subject of how culture affects typography, will show how design choices can be informed by the language of the cultural surroundings, by comparing side-by-side travel photos.

Thursday, April 20
An Evening with Tempe Bicycle Action Group – Bikes and Beer
Celebrate Valley Bike Month by joining us for the return of Bikes and Beer in April. Event will include a panel discussion, beer tasting, fun bicycling related activities and more. Participants must be 21 years or older to participate in beer tasting. 

Thursday May 18
An Evening with Henri Benard
Making Junk Percussion and a Musical Masterpiece
Work with Dry River Yacht Club drummer Henri Benard in shaping all kinds of percussion instruments from found objects and outright junk. The participants will put together a complete piece of music to perform.

The museum explores Tempe history through collections, research services, exhibits, and programs that captivate and connect with audiences throughout the community and beyond.

Visit Tempe History Museum Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free. For more details, visit or call 480.350.5100.


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