Scottsdale Arizona


Help Sister Solve a Crime

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.
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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Box Office: (480) 994-ARTS (2787)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Fax: (480) 874-4699


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.

LEGO EVENT by azhttp

11th ANNUAL LEGO EVENT PLANNED FOR NOV. 3. Scottsdale’s Community Design

Studio is holding the 11th Annual “Build the Fun” Lego Event on November 3,

2007, from 10 to noon at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite

Reef Rd. Titled “Build the Fun’ this educational event that brings

together 100 children, ages 7-12 learn about community building by combining

a variety of different lego buildings into a city. Registration is required

by October 24 and is limited to the first 100 registrants. Registration

forms are available by calling (480) 312-2205.


October means cooler Scottsdale temperatures – and an ideal time to get out into the desert and celebrate McDowell Sonoran Month.

The fun begins this weekend with a pair of free, guided hikes hosted by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Both start at 8 a.m. The Saturday, Oct. 6, hike features the 2.5-mile Ringtail Loop starting at the Lost Dog Trailhead. A free discussion on desert hiking tips begins at 7:30 a.m. in the trailhead’s amphitheater.

The Sunday, Oct. 7, hike starts at the end of Alma School Road, north of Dynamite Boulevard. It’s a 4.2-mile round trip to one of the area’s striking rock formations.

Two half-hour morning programs at the Lost Dog Trailhead amphitheater area also are on tap for the weekend. Both start at 9 a.m. Saturday’s program is a presentation on Cooking With Desert Ingredients and Sunday’s program is on Desert Birds.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses about 14,000 acres of pristine desert and mountain land rich in a diverse array of plant and animal life, geological formations, and cultural heritage.

A complete list of events and activities being held in conjunction with McDowell Sonoran Month is available on a special Web site,





For Independence Day, many people head for the hills or the beach planning picnics, fireworks and fun.  For those of us staying in town for the 4th of July holiday, Scottsdale Job Network offers the opportunity for fun networking!

Scottsdale Job Network is planning a Beach Party (without the ocean) at the Tuesday, July 3 meeting, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Members are encouraged to leave business attire at home.  Arrive early (9 AM) for networking and socializing–come dressed in casual clothes.  Shorts, sun dresses, floral shirts, patriotic colors, plus sun glasses and straw hats are the preferred dress code!


Stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch (no charge and donations accepted) and more networking-socializing!
Meeting presentation:

Eric Walton, Chief Operating Officer
Camisa Technologies and SJN Board Member

Post Interview Strategies:  What Next?

This meeting will provide you with practical tools and techniques to follow up after all types of interviews. You’ll learn how to write quality thank you notes, and ways to communicate them. During the session we will practice follow-up discussions and other techniques designed to keep the employer interested, how to stand out among all the other interviewees, and how to get the job.

For more information:




Voice mail:        (480) 513-1491


About Scottsdale Job Network

The Scottsdale Job Network is a non-ecumenical group of community-minded business, government, education and non-profit professionals who volunteer their skills, experience and time to support the job and career transitions of others.  Membership is open to people who are unemployed or under-employed, and those who are willing to network, share their skills and help others. 

VisionScottsdale Job Network (SJN) is the premier career transition support group in the Valley.  

Mission: Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) provides low or no cost basic training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.

Senior Day at Maricopa County Fair is Wednesday April 11th 2007 by quotes

Maricopa County Fair Offers Free Day for Seniors on Wednesday April 11th 2007

Maricopa County Fair – County Fair Offers Free Day for Senior Citizens

PHOENIX, AZ – A free day to play for everyone 55 and over! That is what the 2007 Maricopa County Fair is offering seniors this year. Opening day of the fair, Wednesday April 11, has been officially designated as Seniors Day. Admission will be free to visiting seniors.

A day full of fun to help celebrate “It’s Showtime” is in store for all visitors. Lots of great entertainment is scheduled. Daily shows by Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Madame Zelda’s Puppet Circus, Terrell & Takako – Jugglers Extraordinaire and Doggies of the Wild West are just some of the lineup.

Two stages will be filled with dancers, school bands, local musicians and other community acts. “We are currently booking barbershop quartets, sweet Adelines, square dance groups and other specialty acts,” says Carolyn Siebrand-White, Seniors Day Coordinator. “We are thrilled to offer the fair to seniors for free.”

As a special treat, everyone 55 and over will receive a free carousel ride from 10am to 2pm. “Thanks to Butler Amusements, the fair is able to offer Seniors carousel rides at no charge. Come on out and enjoy the fair, the food, the entertainment, the exhibits and even the carnival,” says Michael Searle, Executive Director.

Senior Citizen Centers are encouraged to bring busloads of residents and participants.

Great shopping, wonderful fair food, livestock shows, the county’s best on exhibit and thrilling carnival rides will all be part of your visit to the fair. Discount carnival tickets are on sale now at your local

City . Save 20% by purchasing in advance! Extreme Sports Spectacular tickets are also on sale. Save money and time (and no lines) by purchasing all your advance tickets on line.

Don’t miss the 2007 Maricopa County Fair, April 11th through April 15th. For more information check the website, or call the fair office at 602-252-0717.

Source:  Maricopa County Fair Offers Free Day for Senior Day


CYCLE THE ARTS RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE, MAY 6. Cycle the Arts is a family friendly event along an 8-mile course that gives residents an up-close and personal look at Scottsdale public art by bicycle. Join us on Sunday, May 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. to learn fun and interesting information about Scottsdale public art. Bicycle helmets are required to participate on the ride. The first 75 kids will receive a free bicycle helmet. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Eldorado Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Rd. The event is free, however, riders are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Vista del Camino Food Bank. The ride will include Downtown Scottsdale, the Civic Center Mall and the Indian Bend Wash. After the ride, there will be fun activities for kids of all ages that combines bicycles and art. For details, call (480) 312-7630.