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10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States
480-926-1577

February 2020

Guided Tour of the Riparian Preserve

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with a guided tour of the Riparian Preserve. Park naturalist, Jennie Rambo, will lead participants through the beautiful preserve to spot winter waterfowl, learn more about the wetland areas, and enjoy the stunning preserve and all it has to offer. She will also discuss how wetlands are crucial for species survival. Ages 10 and up. Wear comfortable shoes. Participant should meet at the Riparian Preserve parking lot off Guadalupe Road. Registration is required.

$5 – $10
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Hiking for Wellness and Enjoyment

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Thomas Hulen, HD SOUTH Program Coordinator and hiker extraordinaire will share his experience and knowledge of hiking in Arizona with an emphasis on hiking in one of the Phoenix metropolitan area’s mountain parks. Thom will discuss equipment, safety, and other topics that will make hiking pleasurable, safe, and healthy. Registration is required.

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French Genealogy

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Gordon Mulleneaux of the Mesa Family History Center will assist participants how to weave through the complexities of their French family history. Learn common genealogy terms in English along with their French equivalent. Gordon will share insights into the resources available for those wishing to research their famille. Registration is required.

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Centennial Saturday!! – Gilbert Rocks! Paint a Centennial Rock

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Tabitha Dumas, museum volunteer will lead this workshop where participants will paint a rock to celebrate Gilbert’s 100-year anniversary. Each rock will be placed throughout the town for the community to find! Rocks can then be returned to the Museum for a special gift. All the returned rocks will be added to our commemorative Centennial Rock Garden. Registration is required.

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Stress Management and Self Care

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Unfortunately, the body doesn’t recognize the difference between good stress and bad stress. Julie Jacobs, MA, LPC will discuss ways to identify symptoms of stress with an emphasis on the importance of self-care. Participants will also learn strategies to help cope with stress as well as keys to identifying stressful situations. Registration is required.

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Batter Up! Territorial Arizona Baseball History

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

John Darrin Tenney is an historian and writer who will conduct this informative program. He is an authority on baseball history and author of the book, “Baseball in Territorial Arizona- A History 1863-1912”. Through contemporary newspaper accounts culled from 27 territorial Arizona newspapers, John has identified 36 organized baseball clubs that played for sport, recreation and entertainment during Arizona’s formative years. He travels across Arizona, lecturing to interested audiences on the finer points of baseball history. Be sure to attend…

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Year of the Rat; Chinese New Year

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the students from Hope Chinese School who will demonstrate storytelling, dance, song, and traditional Chinese food preparation. Registration is required.

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At work in Arizona

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Photographer and author Marilyn Szabo has been capturing striking imagery fueled by her love of history and photography for over 25 years. During this informative program, Marilyn will present her extensive photographic history of work and commerce in Arizona. A treat for Arizona natives and transplants alike! Registration is required.

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Using Art to Cope with Chronic Illness

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

US Navy Veteran, Lucy Wong, will talk about the power that can be found in creativity when it comes to coping with chronic illness. For over 30 years, Lucy has used art to cope with her own chronic illness, and she will share her experiences. Lucy will also discuss and help spread awareness for “World Rare Disease Day” through education and information. Registration is required.

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The Chinese Contribution to the Railroad

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

In partnership with the Gilbert Sister Cities organization, Jennifer Yang and other members will discuss how Chinese immigrants helped build the railroads that led to the development of the United States. Discussion will include points regarding the history of the railroad in Gilbert, the Chinese immigrants that settled here, and their impact on our expanding community. Registration is required.

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Museum closing early for special event

February 29 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

The museum will be closing at 12:30 for a special event.

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March 2020

Protecting and Preserving Arizona’s Heritage

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Formed in 1992, the Arizona Heritage Alliance is an organization whose mission it is to protect, preserve and enhance Arizona’s historic, cultural and natural heritage. The group is dedicated to providing support for local, regional and state parks, the state’s historic and cultural treasures, and Arizona’s natural environment. Executive Director, Lani Lott, will explain how Arizonans can help protect our state’s historical and natural legacy. Registration is required.

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Family History Research – Learn the Basics

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Jeanne Koniuszy of the Mesa Family History Center will guide attendees how to get started researching their family history. She will also provide tips and techniques to use if your research has reached a dead end. This is a great class for beginners as well as those who just need a refresher in the basics of genealogical research. Registration is require.

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Butterfiles of the Sonoran Desert

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

In celebration of World Butterfly Day, professor emeritus at ASU and president of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association, Ron Rutowski, will lead us on an instructional discussion about butterflies that live in and frequent the Sonoran Desert. The mission of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association (CAzBA) is to promote the enjoyment of recreational butterflying by providing educational, research, and recreational opportunities to schools and the public throughout central Arizona. Registration is required.

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Mother Nature and Chicken Soup

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Chicken soup is a tried and true remedy for what ails you, but did you know being out in nature can be just as therapeutic? Thomas Hulen, HD SOUTH program Coordinator will present an intriguing discussion regarding timely scientific evidence outlining the benefits to human health and wellness and the great outdoors. Registration is required.

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Centennial Saturday!! – Build Your own Model of the Water Tower

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

During our third installment in our Centennial Saturday programs, participants from ages 6-106 will make a scale model of Gilbert’s iconic water tower. What better way to celebrate our town’s 100 years than by making your very own water tower! All supplies are provided. Registration is required

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Yoga

Sunrise Yoga

March 21 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Greet the vernal equinox and the day with an invigorating Yoga practice under the front Ramada of the Museum. Certified Yoga instructor Marilynn Igleski will guide participants through a variety of sun salutations and meditation practices. Marilynn has been teaching yoga for over 10 years with a primary focus on the Yoga of Well-Being. Bring your own mat and water. Ages 14 and up. Registration is preferred. Drop In’s $10

$5 – $8
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Painting Beautiful Butterflies

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Under the experienced guidance of instructor Jean Smith, participants will apint a variety of gorgeous butterflies and turn them into a mobile. Jean, who is an artist, art educator, and retired art teacher will lead this interactive painting class. All supplies are provided. Ages 10 and up. Registration is required.

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A River Runs Through it

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Heather Macre, Central Arizona Project board member, will discuss Arizona’s water future and highlight the Colorado River and its impact on Arizona. Central Arizona Project (CAP) is Arizona’s single largest resource for renewable water supplies. CAP is designed to bring about 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Central and Southern Arizona every year. .So take some time to KNOW YOUR WATER and join us for this provoking program. Registration is required.

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A STITCH IN TIME—ARIZONA’S QUILTING HISTORY

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Join, Carole De Cosmo, quilting historian, for this presentation of a nostalgic journey through Arizona’s past viz historic quilts. Carole is the executive director of the Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience and is a founding member of the committee that established the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame. Registration is required.

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Make Artistic Treasures from Trash

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
HD SOUTH, 10 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States

Artist Cora Newell will highlight the benefits of recycling by instructing workshop goers how easy it is to create beautiful pieces of art from recycled trash. Using discarded items, participants will create unique works of art, highlighting the benefits of recycling and reusing. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.

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