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Community Calendar

‘Sunset Palettes’ Painting Classes
5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays in April
The Terrace Room Lounge,
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
11111 N. 7th St.
Join artist Dina Murphy for a painting class 1,800 feet above the city skyline. Guests will be guided through replicating a painting of the view they are enjoying from the top of Tapatio Cliff, while socializing and enjoying specialty priced wines and appetizers. The class is $39 per person, open to the public and designed for guests with little to no artistic experience. Reservations are required.

‘Take Back the Night’
5-9 p.m. Friday, April 3
Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave.
The event is free and open to the community. Agencies will provide information and outreach about sexual assault and domestic violence. Survivors and supporters can design T-shirts and posters relating their story and their message of support. The schedule includes yoga and mindfulness demonstrations, live music, food trucks, a candlelight vigil with survivor storytelling, and a rally. Visit

Paper Shredding Event
12-4 p.m. Friday, April 3
Crossroads United Methodist Church
7901 N. Central Ave.
Presented by the Eastern Star Chapter Sunnyslope OES #47. Cost is $5 per box to shred, cash only. Hard drives can be shredded for a fee of $10 out of the computer, and $20 in the computer; electronics will be recycled. Canned goods for the Desert Mission Food Bank also will be collected.

‘Boots & Burgers’
12 p.m. Saturday, April 4
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Roger Naylor, Arizona author and travel writer, chats about his hiking and dining guide, “Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.” Free and open to the public. To RSVP, e-mail

‘Barney’s Night’
4-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 8
Denny’s Restaurant
5002 N. 7th St.
For 36 years, Barney has been known as the “Best Bus Boy” at Denny’s-Camelback. To celebrate Barney’s hard work and devotion to his job, the diner hosts this special event each year. Denny’s will donate 20 percent of all receipts that evening to Lura Turner Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Barney will be on hand.

Arizona Flycasters Club
7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 9
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
Author and fly-tying instructor Skip Morris will be the guest speaker. There is no charge for this events and the public is welcome. Visit for more information.

Heart of the City Boutique and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18
North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N. Central Ave.
Shop the booths more than 100 local crafters and home businesses, including soaps and candles, jewelry, party planning, pet and kitchen products, and more. Includes raffles, food, kids’ activities, free parking and free admission. This event is hosted by the Children’s Ministry at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Proceeds send kids to camp.

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is book writing success coach, Shelley Gillespie. Cost is $15 for members and $20 guests, and includes lunch. Make reservations by April 15. RSVP to with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome.

Kieren Williams Memorial Scholarship Ride
8 a.m. Sunday, April 20
Spoke & Wheel Tavern
8525 N. Central Ave.
Includes 5-, 10- and 20-mile bike rides and a 1- and 3-mile walk. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $10 for students and $25 for adults; all participants receive a T-shirt. Proceeds will fund three scholarships for graduating Sunnyslope High students with learning challenges. Sponsored by Foothills Revolution and The Pilates Body. To register, call or e-mail and put “Kieren Williams Ride” in the subject line.

‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ Discussion
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW is featuring Kelly Jenkins-Pulz of the U.S. Department of Labor—Women’s Bureau, who will present information on the continuing issues women face in the debate over equal pay for equal work. The program will begin after an optional dinner ($15) is served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner to Sue at 602-992-8145 by noon on April 17. Visitors are welcome.

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