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Upcoming Programs and Entertainment (Issue #61)

By December 25, 2012

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In this issue: behind the scenes, meet an astronaut, tour ancient canals, lounge around artfully and listen to music in the garden.

You can still find holiday shows and music if you don't want the magic to end. Check the big Christmas Concert and Shows list.

This column includes announcements of seminars, workshops, community events, fundraisers and other programs for which there is an admission charge, a donation expected or you are otherwise expected to spend money, such as shopping events. Advance registration is required at some these events, so you might see them listed here weeks before they are scheduled to occur.

If you are looking for programs or activities where there is no charge for admission, you can check my weekly "Free Things To Do" column (it comes out every Monday), or check the monthly calendar of recurring annual events.

Events are presented here in date order.

What: Behind the Scenes Tour at Pueblo Grande Museum
When: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix
An opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display at the museum and to see how museums care for their collections. First come, first serve. Arrive early because space is limited on the tour. General admission prices apply.

What: Meet US Astronaut Joe Acaba
When: Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Challenger Space Center, Peoria
Acaba returned to Earth in Sept. 2012 after spending four months in space. Free with paid general admission ticket.

What: Park of Four Waters Tour
When: Friday, December 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix
The Hohokam people were an agricultural society who lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, they constructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems. This is a first come, first serve tour, free with paid museum admission.

What: Post Holiday Lit Lounge
When: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
With musical guests The French Girls, featuring relationship expert and blogger Meghan Krein, New Times writer Katie Johnson, Scout Durwood who has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, and one of the authors for Zooey Deschanel's HelloGiggles.com blog Stephanie Sparer. Tickets are $10.

What: Music in the Garden
When: Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Pick & Holler - Old Time Appalachian. $21 per person ($15 for members), $8 for chuldren ages 3-12. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended. General seating only. Ticket price includes Garden admission.

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If you've arrived at this page and find that the event dates have past, check my recent blog entries for more fundraisers, seminars and programs happening around town.

If you have an program or event that is open to the public that you'd like me to consider for this column, complete this form and submit it to me at least 8 days prior to the event (or registration deadline, if applicable).

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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