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Sunday, June  1 at to Monday, June 30, 2014
Monthly Kiva Gallery Exhibit: Great 'Scapes

Presented by artists Jan Mayer & Susie Gillatt

An exhibition of two unique digital artists. Jan Mayer offers a digital exploration of all things prickly, while Susie Gillatt’s work inhabits the space between photography and painting.

No reservations required.



Wednesday, June  25 at 12PM & 2PM
The Life of a Black Bear

Presented by Sandy Reith

Learn about the natural history and habits of black bears in Arizona and get tips on how to discourage the black bears that may be visiting your community. This lecture is a great follow-up to our June 7 film.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Saturday, June  28 at 12PM & 2PM
The Screen Legacy of the Grand Canyon State

Presented by Lili DeBarbieri

The scenic natural vistas of Arizona’s deserts and mountains have made it a favorite backdrop of movies and television shows from Gunsmoke to Jerry Maguire. Join author Lili DeBarbieri as she looks at the movies and shows shot in the state, as well as other aspects of Arizona film culture.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Tuesday, July  1 at 10 am
Monthly Kiva Gallery Exhibit

Donald Knight et al.

A collection of photographs and the fine art they inspire. Featuring photographer Donald Knight and artists Barbara Amyx, Deanna Thibault, Jennifer Clark, Pam Cheeseman, and Scarlett Taylor. An open reception will be held July 12 from 3:30–5PM. No reservations required for the exhibit or the reception.


Saturday, July  5 at 12PM & 2PM
All about Baja del Sur

Presented by Katie Iverson & John Gentile

Join the folks from Wild Spirit Journeys for a dazzling visual presentation on whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds, plants, archaeology, and the culture of Baja del Sur! John and Katie, who studied dolphins for ten years in the Sea of Cortez, founded Wild Spirit Journeys to bring adventurous travelers into the wild. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.


Wednesday, July  9 at 11AM only
BRING THE KIDS! The Pancake Tree: Storytime & Book Signing

Presented by Laurie Melrood & Juanita Leoni

Do pancakes really grow on trees? The Pancake Tree is a whimsical and educational book for children ages 3 and up. Coauthor Laurie Melrood and mesquite harvestor Juanita Leoni read The Pancake Tree and demonstrate the wonders of the mesquite tree. For reservations please call during business hours.


Saturday, July  12 at 12PM & 2PM
Sky Island Wildflowers

Presented by Meg Quinn

Discover the abundant late-summer wildflowers that bloom in our local mountain ranges following the monsoon rains. Columbine, larkspur, cinquefoil, skyrocket, violet, and many other species can be found in a variety of habitats, particularly at elevations above 7,000 feet. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.


Wednesday, July  16 at 12PM & 2PM
Keeping African Bees

Presented by Fred Terry

Fred Terry knows more about African bees than just about anyone—and he loves them. Come learn about his adventures working with African bees in Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Arizona. Fred will bring samples of honey collected by his bees in the Oracle area. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.


Saturday, July  19 at 12PM only
Rafting the San Juan River

Presented by Lynn Orchard

Explore the scenic, pristine San Juan River with rich photography and expert insights from Lynn Orchard. The banks of the San Juan contain diverse animal and plant life and many fascinating geological features, ruins, and rock art. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.


Wednesday, July  23 at 11AM–12PM
BRING THE KIDS! Riding the Wind: Storytime & Children’s Writing Workshop

Presented by Gail Bornfield

Retired teacher Gail Bornfield reads from her new book, Riding the Wind, about a pelican who gets caught in a storm and finds himself in the desert. Kids then learn how to construct characters, settings, and plots of their own. Best for children grades 4–6. Limited to 15 participants. For reservations please call during business hours.


Thursday, July  24 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Saturday, July  26 at 12PM & 2PM
Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona

Film by Finley-Holiday Film Corp.

Featuring Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, Sunset Crater, Tuzigoot, and Montezuma Castle National Monuments. Learn about the cultural legacy of a fascinating prehistoric Indian people who settled in the region nearly 1,500 years ago, and see examples of their sophisticated structures and artifacts.. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event


Wednesday, July  30 at 10AM–12:30PM
Creating Dream Catchers

Presented by Tony Redhouse

American Indian dream catchers are traditionally believed to catch both good and bad dreams. The bad ones are caught in the webbing, while the good ones are directed on to the dreamer through the central circle of the hoop. Learn about the meaning of the colors and symbols of dream catchers, and create your own personal dream catcher. $30 WNPA members/$35 nonmembers. All materials provided. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.


Thursday, August  21 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Wednesday, September  17 at to Friday, September 19, 2014
Insider Tour:Northern Arizona Monuments

by WNPA

Explore the environs of Arizona’s ancient inhabitants and unearth the mysteries of how they lived. From a home base in the red rock backdrop of peaceful Sedona, visit Casa Grande Ruins, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, and Tuzigoot National Monuments, and explore the ambiance of northern Arizona. $575 WNPA members/$620 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.


Tuesday, October  21 at to Thursday, October 23, 2014
Insider Tour: Canyon de Chelly National Monument & Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site



Travel the sacred and colorful landscape of the Navajo Nation as we explore Canyon de Chelly—an area that has been continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. Take a jeep tour in the canyon and enjoy an evening of storytelling and music with canyon resident William Yazzie. This tour also features a stop at Hubbell Trading Post and a behind-the-scenes curator’s tour of the Hubbell home.

$650 WNPA members/$695 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Wednesday, July  2 at 12PM & 2PM
Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks Film by Arizona Public Media

Film by Arizona Public Media

This one-hour documentary from the producers of The Desert Speaks brings to life the Great Basin Desert of Nevada and Utah, the Mojave Desert of California, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico and Texas. For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.


Thursday, July  3 at 11AM—12PM
BRING THE KIDS! Summer Stories

Presented by WNPA

Join us for a children’s hour at the National Parks Store every Thursday in July! Sing a song, enjoy storytime, and create a small craft item to take home. Recommended for children ages 3–8. For reservations please call during business hours


 

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