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To Seek, To Learn, To Inspire

Welcome to the 2013-2014 season of exciting new lectures at the Holland Community Center. 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.

Purchase tickets online or contact the FCF office directly to register for the entire season or for individual lectures. By special engagement, Dee Dee Wood will share her personal journey in dance and Broadway theater on April 8, 2014. This presentation will be at no additional charge to season subscribers of MindQuest and the Desert Foothills Theater. Others may register at a discounted price.

MindQuest Lecture Series: Remaining Events

MindQuest 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 2013 - 2014 Lecture Series: Past Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

J Patrick Grady

Pioneer Life in Cave Creek

Our debut speaker is local historian J. Patrick Grady, who will share stories of gunslinger James Houck, Charles Hardy who fled Colorado to escape the law and Cattle Kate among others. Grady is the author of "Homesteading Along the Creek: Pioneer Life in Cave Creek, Arizona 1890-1940".

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lt. Carl Day holding rifle

JFK Ballistics Evidence Revisited---50 years later

November 22, 1963 is a day never to be forgotten - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. What really happened? Renowned forensic ballistics expert Lucien C. Haag will answer some age-old questions with surprising answers. He has examined the evidence released after being impounded for fifty years. Not to be missed!

Andrei Cherny

The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Andrei Cherny, business consultant, prosecutor, author and historian, opens the New Year with a historical look of the first Berlin crisis. Cherny is co-editor of the idea journal, Democracy. He is a former White House speechwriter and Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the author of "The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour".

Dr. David H. Beyda Pediatric Care Physician

Medical Ethics in the Third World

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dr. David H. Beyda will share his experience working with children in third world countries. He is the 2013 recipient of a humanitarian award by the Arizona Medical Association. He is a pediatric care specialist working at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He is a professor of pediatrics and director of global health for the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix. He is also medical director for One Child Matters which cares for 40,000 underprivileged children in 22 countries.

Professor Tim Mcguire. Cronkite School Of Journalism And Mass Communication

Coming to Grips with the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Popular ASU Professor Tim McGuire from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will discuss what the chaos of the digital age does to traditional media and the search for truth. Given all the technological advancements providing immediate access to internet information via iPhone, iPad, twitter and blogs, how do you evaluate what is true and what is good reporting?

Dee Dee Wood, Choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Life Magazine

How I Fell in Love ……with Dance

Special Engagement: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hear Emmy award winning Dee Dee Wood entertain with her personal story in dance and Broadway theater. Wood served as choreographer for many beloved films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, Beaches with Bette Midler and numerous television shows with Cher, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and the Laugh-In comedy series to name a few. She has also directed many local Desert Foothills Theater productions.

MindQuest and Desert Foothills Theater season subscribers are cordially invited to attend this special event with Dee Dee Wood at no charge. Others may register at the discounted price of $10.00 and $5.00 for students.


All of the lectures will be presented at the Holland Community Center.

Registration starts at 6:30 PM and the lectures begin promptly at 7:00 PM followed by an active question and answer session.

You are welcome to remain after the program to talk with the speaker. We conclude around 8:30 PM.


  • Season Subscription, Non Member - $75 per person
  • Season Subscription, FCF Member - $65 per person
  • Single Ticket, Non Member - $20 per person
  • Single Ticket, FCF Member - $18 per person
  • Single Ticket, Student - $5 per person

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Please make checks payable to:

Foothills Community Foundation

34250 N. 60th St. Bldg B

Scottsdale, AZ 85266