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4th Annual Portal to the Pasthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/43974th Annual Portal to the PastPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/2/2022 9:00:00 PM10/2/2022 11:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b This Sunday, October 2 from 2 to 4 p.m., Cultural Coalition in partnership with Pueblo Grande Museum, presents the 4th Annual Portal to the Past Festival. A free event open to the public, attendees will also have free access to the Museum and its archaeological trail, in addition to the festival activities throughout the afternoon. THINGS TO DO AT THE FEST Demonstrations See traditional basket making by August Wood and clay pinch pots by Nicole Carlos, both artists from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Arts & Crafts Do shell decorating and marble painting with Pueblo Grande Museum Museum Exhibits Tour When Rez Dogs Howl, A new body of work by artist Thomas 'Breeze' Marcus of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Food Eat tacos, torta, and burritos from El Pastorcito Performances Enjoy a basket dance and songs by Keli Akimel Basket Dancers from Gila River Indian Community at 2 p.m., music by Cruz, Tohono O'Odham Waila Band at 245 p.m., and hoop dancing from Indigenous Enterprise at 345 p.m. For more information on the Festival and related events, visit the event page culturalcoalition.com/portalfest . The Portal to the Past Festival and accompanying programming is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities, Raza Development Fund, and Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum. ABOUT THE PORTAL FEST The 2019 inaugural Portal Festival unveiled the “Portal to the Past" art installation, a winner of the New Arizona Prize Water Public Art Challenge. The piece, designed by local Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero, is a sculptural gate that incorporates images acknowledging the importance of the complex canal system created by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People that we still use today. The “Portal" is located along the Grand Canalscape offering access to the grounds of Pueblo Grande Museum and an interpretive trail highlighting the accomplishments of the first inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun. ABOUT CULTURAL COALITION Cultural Coalition, Inc. is a local non-profit who has committed to supporting indigenous artists and encouraging youth arts education for over 25 years. We are dedicated to the education, promotion, and development of indigenous artists throughout Arizona. We provide our community with much needed artistic programs that highlight and amplify the cultural diversity of the Valley of the Sun.​ No
4th Annual Portal Festhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/43574th Annual Portal FestPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/2/2022 9:00:00 PM10/2/2022 11:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ ​ Join in the fun as Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Coalition present 4th Annual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 – 4 p.m.! This outdoor family friendly event features children's craft activities, gallery chats, and demonstrations by indigenous artisans. People of all ages can enjoy music and dance cultural performances from Arizona tribal communities or spend an afternoon exploring the history of water in Arizona. No
Welcome Back Volunteers Breakfast!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4398Welcome Back Volunteers Breakfast!Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/5/2022 4:00:00 PM10/5/2022 5:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Calling all existing and prospective volunteers! October 5 th or 8 th we will be hosting our kick-off for the 2022-2023 volunteer program, and we would like to welcome both our returning volunteers and anyone who is interested in getting started! Both meetings will cover the same topics so please feel free to choose one and sign up!​ Breakfast will be provided! You can sign up here https//www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA8AD2DABFA7-volunteer No
Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4390Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off EventEastlake Park 10/7/2022 5:00:00 PM10/7/2022 6:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​​ No
Welcome Back Volunteer Lunch!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4399Welcome Back Volunteer Lunch!Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/8/2022 6:30:00 PM10/8/2022 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Calling all existing and prospective volunteers! October 5 th or 8 th we will be hosting our kick-off for the 2022-2023 volunteer program, and we would like to welcome both our returning volunteers and anyone who is interested in getting started! Both meetings will cover the same topics so please feel free to choose one and sign up! Lunch will be provided! You can sign up here https//www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA8AD2DABFA7-volunteer Stick around after to enjoy a lecture on “The Tools of an Archaeologist Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past" by Dr. Emily Fioccoprile. No
Lecture: “The Tools of an Archaeologist: Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past”:https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4400Lecture: “The Tools of an Archaeologist: Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past”:Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/8/2022 8:00:00 PM10/8/2022 9:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Picture an archaeologist. What kinds of tools do you imagine they have? You might say a trowel for excavating, a mesh screen for sifting through the soil, or a sturdy pair of boots for trekking through the landscape. But what about a computer with powerful mapping software, a digital camera, or a satellite? Join us for this free lecture as Dr. Emily Fioccoprile introduces some of the digital tools that archaeologists use to study and visualize the past. In particular, the lecture focuses on how digital archaeology helps us to understand past landscapes. It explores the following questions •What kinds of digital tools do archaeologists have in their toolkit? •How do archaeologists know what places looked like in the past? •How and why do archaeologists create images of past landscapes? •Now that archaeology has gone digital, how useful are traditional methods and paper records? Is digital better than analog? All ages are welcome, and no prior experience with archaeology is necessary. Cost FREE​ No
Mudslinging at the Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4402Mudslinging at the MuseumPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/15/2022 3:00:00 PM10/15/2022 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Come help us preserve history while having some fun! At Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, we have a beautiful va’aki or platform mound that was constructed by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People during the Classic Period (1150-1450 CE). While there are varying opinions on the purpose of this structure, one thing for certain is they held a lot of significance for the people who built them. At its height, there were over 40 mounds in the Salt River Valley. However, few remain making it vitally important to preserve and protect this site which is where you come in! The va’aki needs routine maintenance to counteract the erosion from wind, rain, and other environmental circumstances. We do this by mudslinging! Which is exactly as it sounds. We apply layers of mud to exposed surfaces to mitigate erosion. This is done by a team of dedicated volunteers known as the PGM Mudslingers. Join us in preserving the va’aki ! No experience required, just be sure to bring some water, a hat, your sunscreen, and your desire to play in the mud! If you would like to learn more or join the team, please email us at pks.PGM.Volunteers@Phoenix.gov . No
International Archaeology Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4401International Archaeology DayPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/15/2022 4:00:00 PM10/15/2022 11:45:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b October 15th is International Archaeology Day! Pueblo Grande Museum will have all sorts of activities to celebrate! We will have ​ Mudslinging at the Museum from 8 to 11 a.m. Museum and Archaeological Park will be open 9 a.m. to 445 p.m., trails close at 430 p.m. Crafts and International Archaeology Day Bingo throughout the day Desert Saguaro Circle Meditative Movement , a yoga class lead by Preston Sam, from 9 to 10 a.m. SALT's Monthly Ancient Skills workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Joel Palka's Lecture , “Ecological Aquaculture and Domesticated Waterscapes in Ancient Maya Society, Subsistence, and Art in Chiapas, Mexico" from 1230 to 130 p.m. Join us in celebrating International Archeology Day with all these fun activities all free with admission! No