North Central News

Community Calendar

Info Meeting for Prospective Docents
11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4
Heard Museum, Encanto Room
2301 N. Central Ave.
Be the portal through which Heard Museum visitors view its many fascinating exhibits by becoming a qualified member of the Heard Museum’s docents, called Las Guias (or “The Guides”). To be eligible for Las Guias, one must first be enrolled as a member of the Heard Museum Guild. The $225 class fee also covers the cost of a required criminal background check. Training classes begin in October. The informational session is free. To learn more about Las Guias, visit

Wine & Cheese Open House
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10
Beth Ami Temple, inside the
Palo Cristi Church Sanctuary
3535 E. Lincoln Drive
Beth Ami Temple invites the community to attend its Open House and discover more about the “small temple with a big heart.” Established in 1978, Beth Ami is a boutique temple for active adults seeking a spiritual and social connection with their Jewish roots. The open house will offer the public the opportunity to meet Rabbi Arthur Abrams and Cantorial Soloist Pam Beitman, learn about the congregation’s many social groups and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. For more information, visit

‘Fun Facts and the Dirty Truth about Arizona Ballot Measures’
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Eric Ehst, who has served as an officer or board member for multiple organizations, including the Valley Citizens’ League and the Arizona Advocacy Network. He has many years of experience in Arizona elections as a candidate (state senate and U.S. Congress), campaign manager, and treasurer for multiple campaigns. Ehst will present, “Behind the Scenes: Fun Facts and the Dirty Truth about Arizona Ballot Measures.” 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. Visitors are welcome. Enter at the gate by the flagpole.

ALP Membership Coffee
10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16
ALP Philanthropic Center
9224 N. 5th St.
Assistance League of Phoenix is seeking individuals who want volunteer opportunities, personal growth, leadership skills, and camaraderie. An informational coffee will be held as part of an ongoing commitment to introducing ALP to individuals in the community. This informal event gives potential volunteers an opportunity to learn about the organization and meet enthusiastic members. Members set their own volunteer scheduled, and many volunteer opportunities are available. For questions, call or e-mail

North Central Phoenix HOA Annual Meeting
6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
All Saints Episcopal Church
and Day School
6300 N. Central Ave.
The North Central Phoenix Homeowners Association invites all residents living in the area between 7th Street and 7th Avenue from Missouri to Northern avenues to attend to learn about current issues affecting the neighborhood. Guest speakers will include Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix Police Department.

2015 Lincoln Invitational
6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18
Camelback Golf Club
7847 N. Mockingbird Lane
Proceeds benefit Desert Mission and the work it does in the community. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 42,940 emergency food bags to families, the Community Health Center had 4,063 healthcare visits, and the Children’s Dental Clinic saw 3,363 dental patients. Registration for the Lincoln Invitational and breakfast start at 6:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., followed by lunch and award presentations at noon. Cost is $350 per golfer. Visit

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is Marshall Shore, Arizona’s “Hip Historian.” Cost is $15 members and $20 guests. Reservations must be made by Sept. 16. RSVP to with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
Catholic Charities
4747 N. 7th Ave.
For each attendee, the first two boxes (file box size) are free, with all additional boxes costing $5. The funds raised will go to Catholic Charities programs in foster care, domestic violence, sex trafficking, veterans and others.

Book Festival
12:45-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
Presented by the Phoenix Sister Cities, Ennis Committee. The day will include author readings, book signings, tours of the ICC and an opportunity to meet the authors. There also will be live Irish music and refreshments. Cost is $45 for advance registration, $55 at the gate; high school and college students pay a $20 flat rate. Gates open at Noon. For more information or to register, visit

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