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Next week in events: Orange harvesting, hiking and scavenger hunts

The State Press explores events from March 7-14


"Spark your calendars." Illustration published on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.     

As the first half of the spring semester comes to a close, here are some events happening next week you can attend to celebrate, wind down or volunteer.

Saturday, March 7

Asha for Education will be hosting Hike for Hope from 7-10:30 a.m. It will take place on the Holbert Trail at South Mountain Park. Tickets are $5, and breakfast and transportation will be offered at no cost. The proceeds will be going to underprivileged children in India. 

Monday, March 9

The Birds in the Garden exhibit will be at the Desert Botanical Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Cost of admission varies depending on age, veteran status and other factors, but general admission tickets start at $24.95.

The Musical Instrument Museum will be hosting a Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces From Central Africa exhibition. Visitors can see the history and tradition behind these artifacts until the exhibit closes on Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased online. 

Tuesday, March 10 

The Phoenix Art Museum is showcasing a Clay and Bamboo Japanese Ceramics and Flower Baskets exhibit. Visitors have an opportunity to see authentic Japanese art pieces and learn about the history behind these pieces. Tickets are $18 for students with IDs and $23 for adults. The exhibit will end on March 29. 

The Michael Sherrill Retrospective consists of sculptures made from clay, glass and metal to showcase nature at the ASU Art Museum. The display was first opened Feb. 29 and will run until June 27.

Wednesday, March 11 

A March Madness Comedy Show with host Brent Taylor will be taking place at Stand Up Live from 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m. 

Thursday, March 12

There is a scavenger hunt taking place on Mill Avenue hosted by Puzzling Adventures. This is open to anyone for a self-guided tour of Tempe Beach Park as well as a little adventure with the scavenger hunt; the pricing for the tickets varies depending on team size. It begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

The Tempe History Museum will be showcasing the exhibit Walking Mill Avenue, which celebrates the evolution and history of Mill Avenue. The exhibit will last through March 29. 

Friday, March 13

Join the Scottsdale Art Festival to celebrate their 50th anniversary of holding art and cultural exhibits for the public to see. Food will be offered and visitors can listen to live music. General admission starts at $12, and parking is free.

Saturday, March 14 

Arizona Aloha Festival begins on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It spans two days and aims to honor and celebrate the Hawaiian, Tahitian and Samoan cultures through dance and musical performances. It will take place in Tempe Beach Park, and general admission is free for all people. 

ASU Cares: Orange Harvest will be taking place at Noble Library from 8-10 a.m. The ASU community invites students and staff to help harvest oranges to give to local organizations. 

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Anusha NatarajanDiversity Officer

Anusha Natarajan is in her third year at ASU studying sociology, history, and political science. She previously served as a reporter for the community and culture desk for four semester and helps with Spanish translation and oversees diversity efforts in the newsroom. 

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