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National Parks Store Events

November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. To register, call 520-622-6014. These events are happening at the Parks Store in November and December 2017.

Parks in Focus Photography
November 1–30 from 10 AM–5 PM each day
See national parks through the lens of youth with this Kiva Room Exhibit featuring photography by the children of the Udall Foundation’s Parks in Focus program. No reservation required.

Tarahumara Baskets and Art Trunk Show
Saturday, November 11 from 10 AM–5 PM
View and purchase pine needle and sotol leaf basketry and pine bark carvings made by the women of the Tarahumara villages. Talks at 11 AM and 2 PM. No reservation required.

Indian Arts Market
Saturday, November 25 from 10 AM–5 PM
Celebrate the beauty, culture, and heritage of the Southwest as artists gather to share their stories and display and sell their art. Featuring David K. John, Howard Sice, and Terry DeWald.

Parks in Focus Photography
November 1–30 from 10 AM–5 PM each day
See national parks through the lens of youth with this Kiva Room Exhibit featuring photography by the children of the Udall Foundation’s Parks in Focus program. No reservation required.

Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue
Wednesday, November 29 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Join Charles R. “Butch” Farabee, Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) team member and former NPS superintendent, for a thrilling talk about search and rescue operations in Yosemite National Park. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in national parks and adventure! Farabee’s book Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue will be available for purchase in The National Parks Store.

Winged Migration
Wednesday, November 22 at 12 PM & 2 PM
“Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world’s most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.” © 2003 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Runtime: 89 minutes.

Tohono O’odham Basket Weaving Workshop
Wednesday, November 15 from 10 AM–4 PM
Join Fred and Della Cruz for a hands-on Tohono O’odham basket weaving workshop. Participants will learn how to weave baskets using authentic tools and materials, and explore the customs and designs that make this art form a meaningful practice. $130 members/$175 nonmembers. Participants will make and keep one basket. Price includes all materials and lunch. Limited to 8 participants. Registration must be prepaid and is nonrefundable.

Crossroads & Contrasts
Thursday, November 16, 30 at 11 AM only
Learn about Chiricahua National Monument, southeastern Arizona’s “wonderland of rocks,” in this film narrated by Rex Allen Sr. From geology to human history, this film has it all. Run time: 8 minutes

Saturday, November 18: Store closed for El Tour de Tucson

Winged Migration
Wednesday, November 22 at 12 PM & 2 PM

“Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world’s most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.” © 2003 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Runtime: 89 minutes

Thursday, November 23: Store closed for Thanksgiving Day

This holiday season, give a child the gift of discovery. On November 28, WNPA will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving following Black Friday. WNPA’s goal is to raise $8,000 to help 8,000 children become Junior Rangers! Stay tuned to WNPA’s social media channels for more details.

Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue
Wednesday, November 29 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Join Charles R. “Butch” Farabee, Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) team member and former NPS superintendent, for a thrilling talk about search and rescue operations in Yosemite National Park. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in national parks and adventure! Farabee’s book Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue will be available for purchase in The National Parks Store.

Santo Domingo Jewelry
Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM–5 PM
Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) Pueblo artists Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta exhibit their jewelry and discuss traditional techniques involved in their work, including hand pump drilling, shaping beads with sandstone, and flint knapping. Talks and demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM. No reservation required.

The Saga of the American Mountain Men
Wednesday, December 6 at 2 PM only
Join Jack Lasseter for a presentation about real American mountain men, fur trappers of the Old West. Learn about the daily lives of beaver trappers who lived in the Rocky Mountains many years ago. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Native American Flute Concert: A Storytelling Experience
Thursday, December 7 from 2 PM–4 PM
Flutist Gary Stroutsos, international recording artist and cultural storyteller, returns to perform his highly praised world flute music. His work has been featured in PBS documentary films, and Stroutsos has performed at the White House. Members $12/nonmembers $15. Tickets are available now and are nonrefundable.

Montezuma Castle: Home of the Prehistoric Sinagua
Thursday, December 7, 14 at 11 AM only
This film reveals the interior of Montezuma Castle, closed to the public for more than 40 years. The narrator shares Hopi oral history and traces the archaeological exploration of this dwelling, Montezuma Well, and the nearby hilltop ruin, Tuzigoot.
Runtime: 26 minutes.

Oaxacan Woodcarving
Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 from 10 AM–5 PM each day
Colorful! Intricate! Vibrant! Award-winning artist Agustin Cruz Prudencio displays his exquisite woodcarvings, which will be available for purchase. Enjoy carving and painting demonstrations throughout the day. No reservation required.

El Camino del Diablo: Historic Route from Northern Sonora to Yuma
Wednesday, December 13 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Charles “Butch” Farabee presents a thrilling talk about the history of El Camino del Diablo, “the Devil’s Highway.” The final resting place of hundreds of travelers who succumbed during their journey, this treacherous trail covers 250 miles of the Sonoran Desert and was a major migration route until 1870.

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Date:
November 1, 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Phone:
520-622-6014
Website:
http://wnpa.org

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