Scottsdale Arizona


Scottsdale Budget Review Commission’s First Meeting Set For March 19 by quotes

The first regular meeting of Scottsdale’s Budget Review Commission is
scheduled for  March 19 in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
The meeting will be televised live by CityCable Channel 11 and also via
streaming video on the city’s Web site.

The City Council appointed seven members to the commission in February to provide advice on the proposed 2009/10 budget, which the Council is slated to adopt in June.  Members of the commission are Lou Schmitt (chair), Mark Foster, Donna Reagan, Bob Berlese, Eric Borowsky, Martha Ecton and David N. Smith.

For more information on the city’s budget and financial planning, go to
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/finance.asp

To view the March 19 agenda for the Budget Review Commission, visit:



Free Income Tax Preparation Sites by quotes

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation Sites

Phoenix Arizona — Community Information & Referral’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax Assistance Hotline is available through April 15th This special Hotline, in cooperation with the IRS, provides information on locations where low and moderate income individuals and families can go to have their tax forms prepared free of charge. Volunteers at the sites are trained by the IRS and at certain locations, can file your taxes electronically, also free of charge. Call (602) 263-8856 or 1-(800) 352-3792 outside Maricopa County or visit our website at http://www.cir.org/ for details. 2008 EITC/Tax Assistance Hotline sponsors are Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project (SRP), and Southwest Gas Corporation.

Last year (January 1, 2008 through April 15, 2008) 14,318 callers were assisted by the EITC Hotline.

Community Information & Referral (CIR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to ten Arizona counties, including the greater Phoenix area. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls for help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to available community resources. Callers can reach the helpline in Maricopa County by calling (602) 263-8856 or, outside of Maricopa County toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at: http://www.cir.org

Free Income Tax Preparation
Free Tax Preparation Sites

Phoenix Arizona — Community Information & Referral’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax Assistance Hotline is available through April 15th This special Hotline, in cooperation with the IRS, provides information on locations where low and moderate income individuals and families can go to have their tax forms prepared free of charge. Volunteers at the sites are trained by the IRS and at certain locations, can file your taxes electronically, also free of charge. Call (602) 263-8856 or 1-(800) 352-3792 outside Maricopa County or visit our website at http://www.cir.org/ for details. 2008 EITC/Tax Assistance Hotline sponsors are Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project (SRP), and Southwest Gas Corporation.

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free tax help at VITA sites in Mesa Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The City of Mesa’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free basic tax preparation and free electronic filing… Read more »

Last year (January 1, 2008 through April 15, 2008) 14,318 callers were assisted by the EITC Hotline.

Community Information & Referral (CIR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to ten Arizona counties, including the greater Phoenix area. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls for help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to available community resources. Callers can reach the helpline in Maricopa County by calling (602) 263-8856 or, outside of Maricopa County toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at: http://www.cir.org/



SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD by quotes

Help Sister Solve a Crime


SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD
By Maripat Donovan with Jane Morris and Marc Silvia
Starring Patti Hannon
November 28–December 21, 2008
Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees @ 2 p.m.
Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale

It’s “Forensic Files goes to Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza by the creator of the Late Nite Catechism comedies. This time, Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all,” she explains.) Assisted by a local choir and a gaggle of audience members, Sister directs an unforgettable living nativity and employs her own CSI-inspired tools to find the culprit. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

99.9 KEZ is the media sponsor of Sister’s Christmas Catechism.
Buy Tickets Now

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Box Office: (480) 994-ARTS (2787)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Web: http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org
E-mail: info@sccarts.org
Fax: (480) 874-4699



Bison Museum Anniversary Celebration by quotes

Bison Homes Bison Museum

Today is the Bison Homes Bison Western Museum one year anniversary party and celebration in North Scottsdale.

Bison Homes Bison Museum

I am going to try to get there today as well as heading over to the Sustainable Living Expo on Market Street in DC Ranch Corner of Thompson Peak Pkwy and Pima

Thank you,

Bill Austin

Bison Western Museum to

Celebrate 1st Anniversary

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The Bison Western Museum will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in North Scottsdale. Festivities will include giveaways, contests, cowboy storytelling, free popcorn, candy and balloons and more.

To commemorate the one year anniversary, admission will be just $1 per visitor all day on the 18th.  In addition, the celebration will mark the official opening of the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Room exhibiting the woodcarvings of Dee Flagg.

Since opening its doors last October the Bison Western Museum has gained wide acceptance and has established itself as one of the finest collections of Western, Native American and bison memorabilia and artifacts in the country. Year two will feature a special Spirit of the Old West lecture series, a Welcome to Old Scottsdale display, Flagg family pieces previously not displayed and more.

The Bison Western Museum houses more than 30,000 pieces and features such exhibits as “Dances with Wolves” and Native American artifacts room, the Singing Buffalo Family, the Saddled Bison “photo op” and a vast assortment of bronzes, paintings and prints. The extensive Buffalo Bill exhibit includes historic photos, prints, trinkets, documents, one of his famous Sharps rifles and more.

Also highlighted is the personal collection of the Flagg family, Scottsdale’s own “first family” of Western artists. The Flagg collection contains hundreds of items from paintings to sketches, from the original Parada del Sol program cover artwork to life size wood carved figures of Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and others. In addition, the Flaggs created the artwork of the giant cowboy that has welcomed visitors to Scottsdale for over 50 years. A blow up of the original sketch is on display.

The museum is complemented by a gift shop, western library, party lounge, Western pavilion and the Bison Homes Information Center. It is located at 16641 N. 91st Street in Scottsdale, just north of West World. For more information and hours of operation please call 480-837-8700, or visit www.bisonwesternmuseum.com



The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library by quotes

The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library host a book launch with author Joan Fudala on Mon., Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.for her new book “Golf in Scottsdale.”  Civic Center Library.  Free, no reservations required.
www.scottsdalelibraryfriends.org



Scottsdale Artist’s School presents a lecture by quotes

Scottsdale Artist’s School presents a lecture with artist Lew Lehrman. Lehrman shares images and experiences from his 2007 travel journaling workshop to North Vietnam, then entices you to join his next adventure in Cambodia and South Vietnam.
Tues., Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Civic Center Library
Free, no reservations required.
http://scottsdaleartschool.org/



Author David Sheff to speak at the Scottsdale Public Library by quotes

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction is renowned journalist David Sheff’s story of his torturous struggle to help his son Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. There have been many books about addiction, but few from the father’s and family’s point of view. Hear Sheff speak at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library Fri., Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. Registration recommended but not required. For information call 480.312.READ or http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org