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Phoenix Comic Con

Phoenix Comic Con is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. June 5 -8, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center. We present the chance for fans like yourself to meet with your favorite creators, actors, authors and get their autograph. Festivities kick off Thursday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend.
Comic Con will be held at:
Phoenix Convention Center 
100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
D'Backs Beach Night
Fans that purchase the Beach Night package will receive a reversible D-backs bucket hat and a visit by 
Former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin will serve as an honorary lifeguard in the RAMTRUCKS.COM Pool for a couple of innings and will sign autographs for fans from 5:00-6:00PM along the main concourse in front of section 131.
Vintage Auction
EJ's Auction & Consignment conducts 2 simultaneous live auctions every Saturday inside its air conditioned Glendale location, which boasts 29,000 square feet
of auction/storage space. The auction will feature vintage collectible pin ball machines, arcade games, slot machines and much more from a Camelback Mountain mansion
EJ's Auction & Consignment "Big Box" Building
5880 W. Bell Rd, Ste. B, Glendale, AZ 85308
NE corner of 59th Ave. and Bell Rd.
FREE Beach Parties
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Fire departments are hosting four Itty Bitty Beach Parties this summer at four city pools. The parties are geared towards children 6 years and under and their families. Thanks to the generous support of Cigna, these poolside beach parties offer free admission.  
Each Itty Bitty Beach Party runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
The free beach parties will begin on Friday, June 6 at Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 N. 40th St. 
The fun will continue:
Friday, June 13 at Deer Valley Pool, 19400 N. 19th Ave, 
Friday, June 20 at Pecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th St. 
Friday, June 27 at University Pool, 1102 W. Van Buren St. 
Anti-Smoking Youth Conference 
 More than 200 anti-smoking youth advocates from every corner of Arizona will gather this Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8 to gain insights and inspiration for continued advocacy work in their communities.  The three-day agenda is jam-packed with workshops and sessions including insightful presentations from featured speaker, Victor J. DeNoble, Ph.D., the former associate senior scientist in the Behavioral Research Department at Phillip Morris Tobacco Co. This weekend Dr. DeNoble will be a featured speaker at the opening session and throughout the weekend. A detailed schedule follows. 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Victor DeNoble, Ph.D presents: Inside the Darkside
Saturday June 7, 2014
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. He will host numerous workshops throughout these hours. 
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
All events are happening at:  
Wigwam Resort, 300 East Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
D-Day ceremony
Special military themed ceremony (color guard, pledge, and anthem) will feature remarks from D-Day Navy Veteran George Pillman who as a young Lieutenant steered Landing Craft Tank LCT614 to Omaha Beach some 70 years ago.  Pillman will speak to the D-Day Invasion of June 6, 1944 sharing photos and memorabilia. 
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
University of Phoenix, "Classroom Without Borders",
1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85282
50th anniversary of the U.S. Civil Rights Act
Arizona marking 50 years of Civil Rights Act with a press conference will be held Friday, June 6, to announce several Arizona events marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The press conference will begin at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First Institutional Baptist Church,
1141 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85034.
A series of events scheduled from June 27 to July 2:
June 27
Friday--Unveiling the Civil Rights Act Commemorative Mural, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 2nd Floor.
June 28
Saturday--Voter Registration/Civic Engagement kickoff, 9:00 a.m., Arizona State Capitol Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
June 29 
Sunday-Multi-faith, Multi-racial and Multi-generational Worship Service, June 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church, 20 South 8th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034.
 CRA 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - 5 to 7 p.m., First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034) 
July 2 
Wednesday -- Civil Rights Act 1964: Golden Anniversary Arizona Community Celebration, 5:30 - 8 p.m., George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 415 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.