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Class/Workshop, Religious
"A Course in Miracles" (ACIM) Weekly Study Group
Long-time ACIM student and teacher Rev. Julianne Lewis leads this interactive time of discussion and sharing. The group is appropriate for Course beginners as well as experienced ACIM students - - and everyone in between! The Interfaith CommUNITY Spiritual Center is located in the Paragon Business Center just West of Stapley, on the NW corner of Solomon and Baseline. Look for suites 101 & 102 on the West side of the building.
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Art Show, Gallery, Photography, Painting, Art Talk
"Everyday Life": Art by Stuart Posner and Tal Dvir
This exhibit captures our world and the everyday life of people through the photographs of Stuart Posner and the paintings of Tal Dvir. A physician by profession, a photographer by passion, Stuart Posner has traveled extensively to capture the special moments of human behavior and social interactions that reflect daily life. Posner focuses on the images of people facing the same challenges of daily life. In photographs one can imagine their pain, pleasure and their hope for the future. Tal Dvir conveys the emotion of everyday life by combining realism with abstract and surrealistic techniques. Beginning with shapes and colors, then changing them by distorting proportion, he captures the emotion of his subject matter. Dvir is a muralist, artist and an art teacher. He states, “I truly see myself as a renaissance painter who seeks new forms of artistic language." The exhibit will be on display 8/25-9/27, with a First Friday reception on Sept. 1, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Olney Gallery Director Manny Burruel, (623) 826-9912,
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Children, For the Family
"Fidget Fest" at Rocket Fizz Scottsdale
Every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., Rocket Fizz invites kids of all ages to come with their favorite fidget spinners and enjoy a "Fidget Fest" with fidget spinning games, contests, and prizes. There's also complimentary candy and soda pop tastings. Great fun for the whole family.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Children, Social Event, Family/Child (Books)
"Find Your Nose" Book Party
Join award-winning local author, Rodo Sofranac, (Polly and the Peaputts, My Maddy, My Daddy), illustrators Mark Wilson and Kent Looft, and all the other RodoWrites characters as they introduce his newest children’s’ book, Find Your Nose. Rodo’s books help kids and folks of all ages increase their literacy skills—become better readers! And have fun doing so. Enjoy a free and fun celebration of books, story time, arts & crafts, interactive activities, snacks, and more. RSVP at All donations and half of book sale profits go to support Arizona Humanities. Image copyright/credit: Find Your Nose by Rodo Sofranac, Illustrations by Mark Sean Wilson.
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Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Religious
"Speaking Christian" Adult Sunday Book Study
Beginning September 24th, this new Sunday morning class will meet weekly in the bridal room which is located in the church lobby. The study will use the book, Speaking Christian, by Dr. Marcus Borg, in which he examines at all the fundamental aspects of theology. Chapter headings are: Salvation, The Bible, God, God’s Character, Jesus, The Death of Jesus, Easter, Faith, Mercy, Righteousness, Sin, Forgiveness, John 3:16, Born Again, I Am The Only Way, Pentecost, Heaven. Not only does Borg look at these basics of the faith he does so by re-examining them by looking back at the meaning of the words in their original languages. The book also reviews what these theologies were in their earliest expressions, and how they have been changed over the years and how today’s interpretations are often not even close to their original meanings. It is a scholarly study of the basics of the faith. Previous classes are needed and you may join the class at any time (it doesn’t matter if you miss a class or begin after the first class). The class will be led by the Rev. George Cushman, a retired Methodist pastor with over 40 years service.
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Gardening, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Tour, Nature
"Taste of the Desert’" Guided Ethnobotany Walk with Jim Shepherd
Learn about plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely Sunday 8am guided walk with desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd. You'll see prickly pear cacti, agaves, mesquite -- and opportunities to taste a few ‘desert edible’ samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar. During his walk Jim shares a synopsis of Arboretum history and narrates ways prickly pear cacti, ratany, agaves and jojobas have fed, healed and clothed Sonoran desert peoples for more than 1,000 years. ** Please note: this guided tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers.
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"When I Grow Up I Want to Write Books" with Writer in Residence Aprilynne Pike
A practical look at what life as a professional author is like, what people think vs. reality, what sort of money you’re really looking at, and what college path might help you. This interactive program is presented by Writer in Residence Aprilynne Pike. Critically acclaimed and a #1 New York Times best-selling author, Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At 20 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She is the author of the best-selling Wings series and the recently-released and well-reviewed Glitter. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids.
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Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer
'50s & '60s Graffiti Gold Show With Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's
If you're a fan of the golden oldies from the '50s and '60s, you'll love this genuinely authentic blast from the past. Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's are a true throwback, fondly recalling the good old days of jukeboxes, 45 records, soda shops and sock hops in the gym. Get nostalgic and leave your cares at home, because the memories of those great old days will fly unchecked as you relive a time when music refused to let you sit still. This is a live stage production that rolls out like a seamless radio show, weaving stories of life from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s with tributes to rock legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Halley and his Comets, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Dion, Sam the Sham , and more. Prepare yourself for a return to the days of Pedal Pushers, Poodle Skirts, Saddle Shoes and Blue Suede shoes. Let your mind wander back to a time when 82% of the nation tuned in to the "Ed Sullivan Show" just to see a hip-gyrating phenomenon. With an acting background in Hollywood movies and TV, and as the multi-award winning anchor of 780 KAZM's morning show "The DUO" in Sedona, AZ, Tom Tayback brings seasoned presence to his performances. As a Screen Actors Guild member, Tom's acting highlights can be viewed at the Internet Movie Database site. From'89 to '91, he produced his own syndicated TV variety show on KTUP Channel 45 in Phoenix, while also hosting radio shows in Phoenix and Las Vegas. In'93 Tom guest starred in the premiere episode of the "New Route 66" for NBC. In '94 he guest starred in one of the most replayed episodes of "Rescue 911," hosted by William Shatner for CBS.'94 found him starring as a body-snatching alien for New Line Cinema Productions in the motion picture sequel "Hidden II - The Spawning." In '95 he starred as Homicide Detective Sgt Gold in "Undercover" (with Meg Foster) for Axis Films International. And, in '96 Tom starred in his favorite role as the new Grizzly Adams in "Treasure Of The Bear," with Joseph Campanella. You might also remember his uncle Vic Tayback, who starred for nine seasons as Mel Sharples on the CBS hit "Alice." The "Graffiti Gold" show is reminiscent of Dick Clark's and Alan Freed's traveling Rock n' Roll Caravans. It was a great time to live, a great time to remember. Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's will be your tour guides on this trip down memory lane.
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[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design
Much of contemporary design has moved away from the Modernist adage of "form follows function" and is about pushing the boundaries of functionality."[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design" showcases a selection of objects that playfully call into question the expected utilitarian roles of design and its usually straightforward relationship to art. Drawing largely from SMoCA's permanent collection, this exhibition features unusual works that challenge the idea of functionality. It encourages viewers to decide for themselves what is the place for, and definition of, "good design" in contemporary life. Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Sketch Comedy
The [SIC] Sense: Heatstroking
It only hit 121 degrees today! **SLAP** Why do we live in Hell? Four chances to see Heatstroking, August 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 8PM. Tickets are $10 online pre-purchase, or $15 at the door. The SIC Sense's tenth season continues with cast members Dayna Dayson, Franc Gaxiola, Gabe Escudero, JoAnna Elizabeth, Richard Jenkins, Liz Bradley, Charles Botz, and Portia Beacham. The SIC Sense has been making audiences squirm for almost ten years, and they are excited to announce the third show of 2017 in their very own theatre located right off the I-10 at 1902 E. McDowell Rd. in Phoenix. All the better to share their special kind of SIC-ness with the world.,,
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