Scottsdale Arizona

34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania Set July 17 by quotes

The muddiest show on (or in) earth returns July 17 when Scottsdale’s Mighty Mud Mania flings into action for the 34th time.

Activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This year Might Mud Mania has a lead sponsor — Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., marketers of well known brands such as Dial soap.

Mighty Mud Mania features activities for kids in two age groups, 6 and under and ages 7 to 17.  The younger group can enjoy the Mini Mud Course, Mudville (a “funtown” of mud), mini waterslide, mudpit and sand castle building. Older children can try the Original Mud Obstacle Course, waterslides, sandcastle building, and mudpits.

Participants must wear lace-up or Velcro shoes (sandals and flip-flops are not allowed) and must bring a signed permission slip or have a parent or guardian available at the event to sign one.

Scottsdale firefighters will provide a “kidwash,” so children can go home
clean.  Fully rinsed kids who bring along clean swimsuits and towels can
also enjoy a free swim at Chaparral Pool from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents can call 480-312-2771 to be put on a list to receive Mighty Mud Mail, or e-mail to be put on an e-mail list for detailed information, permission slips, parking map, and everything needed for the event.

There is also an MMM answer line at 480-312-2704. About 200 volunteers are needed to staff the event each year.  Muddy and
not-so-muddy jobs are available.  Please call or e-mail the numbers and
address listed above by July 6 to volunteer.

Other sponsors for the 2009 event are Arizona’s Tooth Dr. for Kids,
ClifKid/Clifbar, Cricket Communications, Heritage Trucking, SRP, and
Universal Fog Outdoor Misting Systems.

For event details, visit


Senior Center Hosts Father’s Day Bash on June 19 by quotes

Residents are invited to honor their father by attending the Granite Reef
Senior Centers’ Father’s Day Bash.

It’s an event for dads of all ages at 1 p.m. June 19 at the center located at 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. The program includes a live comedy show, hot dogs and ice cream.

Cost is $2 per person for Scottsdale residents; and $3 for nonresidents.
Registration is required and can be done in person at the center or by
calling (480) 312-1700.

Late Night Catechism Returns to SCPA June 12 by quotes

The “Late Nite Catechism” comedies have been a habit in Scottsdale for a record-breaking nine seasons.

To celebrate this milestone, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is bringing back the original “Late Nite Catechism” by popular demand for a limited summer engagement on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. starting June 12.

With a newly updated script, “Late Nite Catechism III: ‘Til Death Do Us Part” will also run throughout the summer on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All performances will take place in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Art’s intimate Stage 2 theater, located at 7380 E. Second

Single tickets are available for $36 from the Scottsdale Center for the
Performing Arts Web site at or the box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

Summer Hours Under Way at Railroad Park by quotes

The summer schedule is now in effect at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park.

From June through August, the park will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rides and concessions will be open during those hours on weekends, but closed from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Park reservations can be made from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The park’s museum also is closing for the summer. It will reopen in October. The 30-acre park is located on the southeast corner of Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads. Amenities include train and carousel rides, food concessions, two playgrounds, birthday party facilities, reservable and drop-in picnic areas, a railroad museum, desert arboretum and retail shops.

For more information on the park, visit:

Scottsdale Job Network Event in Glendale by quotes

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network
6/4 Get Wired to Get Hired, Glendale

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is hosting its first ever event in the West Valley at Glendale Community College. This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue our partnership with Maricopa County Community Colleges and we appreciate their support.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th for an evening workshop on internet tools for job search. This is also an opportunity for SJN members in the West Valley to network with us in a local venue!

Smart Ways to Use the Internet During Your Search

You probably know that networking in-person is the single best thing you can do to accelerate your job search. You might be finding it hard to get face-to-face meetings, and very easy to spend your whole week in front of the computer! Come to this SJN seminar to understand how to make maximum use of the powerful tools available through the internet, with the understanding that the goal is to get you hired.

Among other things, you will:

* Understand how internet tools fit into each phase of SJN’s Curriculum for the Job Search Process

* Discover free resources that help you reach hiring decision-makers

* Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to further your job search

This workshop is provided through collaboration between SJN and Glendale Community College.

Intended Audience
This Intermediate-level seminar is best for those who already have a basic understanding of and familiarity with LinkedIn and other tools such as Google. If you have never used LinkedIn, start with this link:

Thursday, June 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration and Open Networking from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302

Room – Student Union – Room 104/Conference Center
Parking Lot: S1
Overflow Parking Lot: S2

Dress Code
Dress is business casual for this event.

Registration and Fees
There is no cost for this seminar, courtesy of collaboration with Glendale Community College.

SJN representatives are not certified or accredited LinkedIn trainers and are not associated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

Questions – contact SJN
v-mail (480) 513-1491

Chris Vicari, Founder-Ex. Director

LinkedIn Profile:


Scottsdale City Court advises customers to plan ahead if visiting the CityCourt on the dates below due to San Francisco Giants’ home games. Parkingavailability for court customers will be affected on these days.Customers are advised to either allow more time for their scheduled visit,or if they do not have a scheduled appearance date and time, to select an

alternate date.

 If a customer has a scheduled court date and time, they should still appearat the court. The best time to visit the court is between 8 and 10:30 avoid parking problems. The City Court is located at 3700 N. 75th St.(just north of Scottsdale Stadium on 75th Street).  Please call (480)312-2442 for City Court information. Here are spring training dates when court parking will be affected: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12:05 PMFriday, Feb. 29 at 12:05 PMMonday, March 3 at 12:05 PMWednesday, March 5 at 12:05 PMFriday, March 7 at 12:05 PMWednesday, March 12 at 1:05 PMFriday, March 14 at 1:05 PMFriday, March 21 at 1:05 PMTuesday, March 25 at 1:05 PM

Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival by azhttp

Tempe’s 30th Annual Halloween Carnival a treat for all

Families invited to the best “monster mash” in town

TEMPE, Ariz. – Don’t get spooked this Halloween! Come to one of the most

exciting and safe places in the Valley to celebrate Halloween with your

family. Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival will be Wednesday,

Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Kiwanis Community Park, 6005 S.

All-America Way (Mill Avenue and All-America Way).

Some spooktacular highlights include entertainment, food, face painting,

carnival games and a 7:30 p.m. costume contest for goblins of all ages.

Local groups will provide live entertainment.

Admission is free and is offered to Valley families as a safe alternative to

trick-or-treating. Carnival tickets are 25 cents each, and proceeds will

benefit non-profit groups around the state.

More than 5,000 families are expected to attend this year’s event, and Tempe

hopes that number will grow even more in the years to come.

For more information visit or call the City of Tempe

Parks and Recreation Office at 480-350-5200. Text telephone/TDD is available

at 480-350-5050.