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Phoenix Corral Westerners International Meeting
6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7
Spoke & Wheel Tavern
8525 N. Central Ave.
Westerners are those interested in learning about and promoting the history of the western United States. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program. Guest speaker is Karen Krause and the topic is “History of the White Tank Mountains.” The cost of dinner is $20, payable at the door. Meetings are open to anyone interested in history. Reservations requested.

46th Arizona Cutlery and Knife Show
Jan. 10-11
El Zaribah Shriners Auditorium
552 N. 40th St.
The Arizona Knife Collectors Association presents this event, where visitors can see and buy “Functional Art” from world-famous custom knife makers. Kitchen cutlery, art knives, outdoors knives, knife making supplies, sharpening tools and more will be available for purchase. See displays of fabulous antique cutlery and custom knives. Watch demonstrations of blade forging, knife making, cutting, sharpening and historical swordsmanship. Admission is $5 adults, and children ages 15 and younger get in for free. Parking is free on-site. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. To print a couple for $1 off admission, visit

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is attorney Maria Crimi Speth of Jaburg Wilk in Phoenix. An author herself, Speth practices in the areas of intellectual property, Internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. Cost is $15 members and $20 guests. Reservations must be made by Jan 14. RSVP with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome to attend.

AAUW Hosts Sara Presler
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) monthly meeting features Sara Presler, CEO of Arizona Foundation for Women. She will discuss the origin and many functions of the organization. An optional dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $15 for the dinner. RSVP for the dinner to Sue at 602-992-8145. The meeting is free and open to the public; visitors are welcome.

Fifth Annual Italian Dinner
4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24
Fellowship Hall,
Madison Baptist Church
6202 N. 12th St.
602-943- 4789
The public is invited to Lura Turner Homes’ sixth annual Italian Dinner, featuring an Italian meal provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Avondale and musical entertainment. Cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children, ages 3-12. All proceeds benefit Lura Turner Homes for Developmentally Disabled adults. RSVP requested; walk-ins welcome.

Indigenous Stereotypes In Sports
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
In an age when sports and other stereotypes of racial or ethnic groups are not tolerated in schools, universities, and in amateur and professional sports, why is there broad acceptance and tolerance of American Indian stereotypes in modern society and in the sports world? This panel discussion explores this sensitive issue. Advance ticket purchase recommended; online tickets available for $5 at Heard members and ASU students with ID admitted free.

Community Square Dance
6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31
Desert Song Healing Arts Center
3232 N. 20th St.
Join us for a night of music and laughs. Grace Roland will be calling to the rhythms of The Pic and Holler Band. Plenty of instructions will be given so just come ready to have fun! Cost is $7 per person. Call 602-265-8222 or visit for more info.

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