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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘multicultural events’

Museum helps families celebrate French culture

From books to screens big and small, American families are exposed to all sorts of French characters — from Pepé Le Pew and Belle to Jean Valjean and Inspector Clousseau. Even the alien Conehead family once featured on “Saturday Night Live” claimed to be from France, but there’s more to appreciating French culture than embracing quirky […]

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Fun ways to explore diverse cultures

From Irish writing to Middle Eastern music, there’s plenty of multicultural fare for Valley families to enjoy together in coming days and weeks. Exploring arts and culture from other countries helps children appreciate the diversity of American society and respect those whose heritage is different than their own. It’s also a great way to enhance […]

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Spotlight on diverse cultures

You’d have a tough time traveling to several regions of the globe in just a couple of days, but your family can enjoy a taste of Latino, Asian, Irish, Serbian and other cultures during festivals taking place in and beyond the Valley this weekend. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents La Gran Fiesta Saturday, […]

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

What started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson became Hispanic Heritage Month under President Ronald Reagan. The month-long celebration, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, recognizes “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” If you’ve never explored the riches […]

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Ireland meets Japan

As wearers of the green celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, all of our hearts go out to the people of Japan. It turns out both countries have cities considered “sisters” of Phoenix, Arizona (we have nine global “sisters” in all). Families who attend the free “WorldFEST” this weekend can enjoy all sorts of hands-on activities and exhibits […]

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Odds & ends

Lynn Trimble admits she sometimes feels like she’s playing a game of “Monopoly: Midlife Edition” as she throws together a post full of odds and ends there was no time to package into tidy little themes.

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Don't blink in Chandler

Lynn Trimble shares three good reasons you won’t want to blink next month in Chandler, although she says you’re perfectly free to clap, scat or tap your toes.

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