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The Xavier-Brophy Theatre is not resting on its laurels after an award-winning last season. The comb  [Read more...]

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Community Calendar

Swap Meet
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
American Legion Post 75
10625 N. Cave Creek Road
Stop by and shop for something you just can’t live without. Several vendors will be present and you’ll have lots of opportunities to find great bargains and vintage household items.

Swap Meet &
Parking Lot Sale
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4-5
Sunnyslope History Museum
737 E. Hatcher Road
No clothes or shoes but a wide selection of household goods, furniture, collectibles and more. Proceeds benefit the Sunnyslope Historical Society.

Native American Connections Parade
9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Downtown Phoenix
3rd Street and Oak
The 32nd-annual parade will head north on 3rd Street and will end at the Steele Indian School Park. After the parade, there will be an Open House at Steele Indian School Park to showcase the renovation project of the former band building. A Native American Gourd Dance also will be held during that time to honor American Veterans. All events are free and open to the public. Visit

Community Yard Sale
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Holiday Spa Mobile Home Park
10401 N. Cave Creek Road
There are more than 300 units in Holiday Spa. Residents will offer their wares on their driveways or patios. The gates will be open for this event. See what residents have to offer and purchase what you just can’t live without.

Shred Day
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Comerica Theatre
400 W. Washington St.
This one-day, free event is presented by Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain, in partnership with the city of Phoenix Police Department; look for the large truck parked in front of the theater. Residents can securely destroy and recycle up to four boxes or bags per vehicle of their personal or business paper documents. While there is no charge to participate, guests are encouraged to bring a suggested donation of two non-perishable food items to support the St. Mary’s Food Bank. Visit

‘Dubliners’ Book Discussion
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
McClelland Irish Library,
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
Part of an ongoing celebration marking the 100-year anniversary of when the book “Dubliners,” by Irish novelist James Joyce, was published. The book discussion features the first 14 books. Free. Visit

Sunnyslope Historical Society Meeting
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
Sunnyslope History Museum
737 E. Hatcher Road
Guest speakers are a group of men who made history for Sunnyslope High School in 1959. This group of gridiron warriors won the Class A North Conference championship, and was later named Class A State champion. In only the sixth year of existence, these young men led Sunnyslope High School to its only undefeated, untied, state championship in football. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is Geraldine Birch, a former reporter and editor for various newspapers in the Los Angeles area, as well as a reporter, editor, and political columnist for the Sedona Red Rock News. Birch’s column, “Gerrymandering,” was awarded first place nationally by the National Newspaper Association. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations must be made by Oct. 15. RSVP to with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome to attend.

AAUW hosts CEO of First Things First
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Sam Leyvas, CEO of First Things First, one of the critical partners in creating a family-centered, collaborative and high-quality system, which supports health and early education of all Arizona’s children from birth through the age of 5. An optional dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. ($15). RSVP for the dinner only. Visitors are welcome. Enter the Beatitudes at the gate by the flagpole off Glendale Avenue.

Discover Madison Tour
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
Madison District Office
5601 N. 16th St.
Have a student entering kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year? The Madison School District hosts its annual Discover Madison Tour, to allow local families to learn about kindergarten programs and take a bus tour of five elementary schools to determine which program is a perfect fit for your child. RSVP online at or call the district office.

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