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Watch desert come to life in ‘Desert Dreams’

Watch desert come to life in ‘Desert Dreams’

Eight, Arizona PBS offers a special presentation, “Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert,” debuting Dec. 4 at 7..

Gingerbread house display at the Sheraton

Gingerbread house display at the Sheraton

Each year, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel holds a gingerbread house competition set to various Christmas story themes where elaborately..

Fun camps available for winter break

Hubbard will offer a Winter Sports Camp for ages 4 to 13 at two locations this year: Phoenix Swim Club, 2902 E. Campbell Ave., and..

Flower girls volunteer at UMOM center

Flower girls volunteer at UMOM center

The Board of Visitors (BOV) Flower Girls, seniors in high school, recently gathered to donate their time and talent to UMOM New Day..

Donate handmade quilts, blankets

Donate handmade quilts, blankets

A Valley chapter of the nonprofit Binky Patrol is collecting homemade quilts, knitted or crocheted blankets and fleece blankets through..

Chef helps raise funds for food bank

Chef helps raise funds for food bank

The 2013 Taste of Desert Mission fundraising event, held Nov. 6 at the Desert Mission Food Bank, 9229 N. 4th St., invited donors,..

Swim club now slated for demo

Swim club now slated for demo

The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 20 to allow Brophy College Preparatory to remove the use permit on its Dottie..

Making the grade while playing golf

Making the grade while playing golf

After several neck injuries, he stepped off the court. However talented or passionate, the damage was not worth the game. North Central..

Wheelchair player inspires students

Wheelchair player inspires students

Shayne Smith is a motivated 25-year-old guy. When Smith was 4 months old he contracted meningococcal septicemia, a form of sepsis, leaving..

Kiwanis honor local students

Seven local students were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyslope during its “Student of the Month” luncheon Nov. 14 at Sunnyslope..

Preschool marks 30 years of care

Faith Lutheran Preschool, 801 E. Camelback Road, will hold a celebration 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in honor of its 30-year anniversary. The..

Parade lights up holiday traditions

The 2013 APS Electric Light Parade takes to central Phoenix streets 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. This spectacular display of lighted floats,..

Only evening home tour returns Dec. 7-8

Only evening home tour returns Dec. 7-8

The F.Q. Story neighborhood celebrates its 29th Annual Home Tour Dec. 7-8. The Story neighborhood, near downtown Phoenix, includes homes..

Melrose District gets new entry signage

Melrose District gets new entry signage

A new gateway arch was installed last month in the Melrose District, across Seventh Avenue just north of Indian School Road. A dedication..

Lunchtime discussions of life, faith, more

Lunchtime discussions of life, faith, more

Everything from politics to prayer is featured at a weekly experience called Lifetree Café. This “conversation café,” located in the..

Grooming business has wealth of experience

Grooming business has wealth of experience

A new pet grooming business has opened near 19th and Northern avenues, offering discounted rates for local rescue groups, seniors, military..

Dec. School Briefs

Dec. School Briefs

Creighton Elementary School District Loma Linda students fight bullying at recess Loma Linda Elementary School, 2002 E. Clarendon Ave., and..

Grant helps fund music technology lab

Grant helps fund music technology lab

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children will use a $10,000 TechFoundation grant to create a music technology lab including music..

A & E Briefs

A & E Briefs

Derrick Bostrom Photo Exhibit Through Jan. 18, 2014 Green Vegetarian Restaurant 2022 N. 7th St. Culled from his recent photographic work,..

H.S. basketball teams compete for new gear

H.S. basketball teams compete for new gear

The Phoenix Suns and CenturyLink, Inc. have partnered to launch the 2013-14 “Team Assist” program, a community outreach initiative..

Lab services now offered by Theranos

Lab services now offered by Theranos

Theranos, which offers less invasive and more affordable diagnostic lab testing from blood samples as small as a few drops, opened a..

Children invited to audition for chorus

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus will host free auditions for boys and girls in second through 12th grades, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the..

Wrigley gets fresh look, freshens menu

Wrigley gets fresh look, freshens menu

Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge inside the historic Wrigley Mansion Club has reopened for the season with a handsome new look and an..

Holiday Arts & Entertainment

Holiday Arts & Entertainment

‘A Bloody Mary Christmas’ 8 p.m. Dec. 6-21 Space 55 Theater 636 E. Pierce St. 602-663-4032 For the fourth consecutive year, Space 55..

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