To Seek, To Learn, To Inspire
MindQuest envisions a group of learners actively engaged in intellectually stimulating lectures and discussions that improve the quality of life in the Foothills.
MindQuest welcomes Maestro Robert Moody to debut 2013 with The Art of Conducting in the 21st Century on January 22. In February, the topic of water and sustainability will be addressed and the season will close with a presentation on the history and pre-history of the Pima & Maricopa: Indigenous Hosts of the Phoenix Valley.
Mark your calendar for all 3 Spring 2013 lectures: January 22, February 12, and March 5. Now including a special encore event on April 17th
MindQuest 2012 - 2013 Lecture Series: Remaining Events
Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a lively question and answer period ending around 8:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are offered. You may contact the FCF office directly to register for the entire season or a single lecture. A single ticket is $20.00 per lecture and $18.00 for FCF members. The regular subscription price for the season is $75.00 and $65.00 for FCF members. Students are $5.00. Online ticketing is available for individual lectures.
MindQuest 2012 - 2013 Lecture Series: Past Events
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Whither the American Presidency? Or ... Who Would Want That Job, Anyway?
Professor Brooks D. Simpson will address the current state of the American presidency and challenges faced by any incoming president, regardless of party affiliation.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Science of Dreaming
Robert Hoss, acclaimed researcher, teacher and author will describe the latest discoveries about The Science of Dreaming. With the recent evolution of deep brain scan technology, neuroscientists can see now the activity in the brain as we sleep and dream. Come learn how emotion and memories are processed in the dream state and how our dreams help us resolve problems and adapt to adverse conditions.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Art of Conducting in the 21st Century
Since 2007, Maestro Moody has been the Artistic Director of Arizona Musicfest. Maestro Moody will share his story and discuss the art vs. craft of conducting and summarize the role of American symphony orchestra in the 21st century. [This event will be held at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.]
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
History and Sustainability of Water in Phoenix
John Felty, Manager of Water Relationships Sustainability Planning at the Salt River Project, will talk about Water Resources for the Phoenix Area including an overview of the history of water in Arizona.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pima & Maricopa: Indigenous Hosts of the Phoenix Valley
Although millions of people now live in the Phoenix valley, few are familiar with the history of its original inhabitants. Kelly Washington from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) will present information about the pre-history and history of the Akimel O’odham and Piipaash, including events and consequences of the Spanish, Mexican and American arrival. Mr. Washington is Director of the SRPMIC Cultural Resources Department, the major functions of which include cultural resource management, language preservation, and management of the Community’s tribal museum.
Special Free Event Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dr. Connie Mariano - The White House Doctor
Come hear Dr. Connie Mariano share her journey as the first military woman to become a White House physician, first woman director of the White House Medical Unit, and first Filipino-American in U.S. history to become a Navy rear admiral. She served as White House physician from 1992-2001 under the administrations of both Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Dr. Mariano will have copies of her book The White House Doctor in paperback available for purchase by cash or check. The price is $10.00, and $2.00 of each sale will be donated to FCF. PLEASE: no credit cards!
Tickets are FREE but due to limited seating, registration is REQUIRED.