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TTM Web page one kidsTempe Time Machine returns this summer with more fun for the whole family! 

Tempe Time Machine is a summer enrichment program that offers hands-on crafts, interactive activities, stories, games and feature performances or demonstrations in June and July. Each year's program is inspired by the museum's featured exhibit; the 2018-19 exhibit is Humans of Tempe, which presents interviews and images of everyday people who make Tempe the diverse and unique city it is today. For this summer's Tempe Time Machine series, we will share with you a variety of cultures, customs and interests to show that although we may be different, we’re all part of the same community.

Youth and their families are invited to enjoy this FREE drop-in program that runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday and second Saturday in June and July. Feature performances or demonstrations take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each program date. Groups of 10 or more are suggested to call 480-350-5100 to schedule a date and time to visit. Click here for information about the Tempe History Museum.

JULY PROGRAM LINEUP (performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.):

July 11
We Are Divine Dance Troupe Contemporary Dance; Guy Lodge - Guest Storyteller
We Are Divine’s mission is to empower young girls. Dancers in this troupe are fierce, intelligent, kind young women who believe that lifting a sister means lifting herself. Guy Lodge is the founder of Learn 2 Read Read 2 Learn LLC, and will read and discuss his book Valedictorian.

July 14
AXE Capoeira - Brazilian Martial Arts
Capoeira is a dynamic sport that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and self-defense. it’s Brazilian culture through movement! Axé Capoeira of Arizona is well known throughout the state for laboring tirelessly to share the cultural richness of capoeira, sharing a positive message of respect, diversity and community.

July 18
Bird Singing and Dancing by the River - Native American Song and Dance
Bird Singing and Dancing by the River is a youth dance group of children and singers from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Known for its showcase of Chiyer (bird) singing and dancing of the Xalychidom Piipaash, the group also performs Onk- Akimel O'odham songs and dances. The group has performed for 10 years, and has traveled to the related tribes of Xalychidom Piipaash to include tribes in Southern California, along the Colorado River and New Mexico.

July 25
Derrick Suwaima Davis - Native American Hoop Dancing
Derrick Suwaima Davis is a Native Arizonan, from the Hopi and Choctaw Nations. Suwaima, who began participating in Pow Wows at the age of 3, is a Seven Time World Champion Hoop Dancer and Champion Fancy Dancer.

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