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Community Calendar

Madison Bash
12-4 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Madison No. 1 Middle School
5525 N. 16th St.
An annual celebration of music and arts in the Madison schools and surrounding community. The free event showcases artists and musicians from all eight Madison schools while raising funds for the Madison Education Foundation. Enjoy food trucks, local vendors, hands-on art demonstrations, a raffle, and more. The first 200 students in attendance will receive free bicycle helmets, courtesy of the city of Phoenix. Phoenix Police will be on site to provide free car seat checks in the District Office parking lot. Visit http://madison

Rummage Sale
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 11
St Andrews Parish
8433 N. 12th St.
Shop collectibles, clothes, jewelry, retro items, electronics, household items, fresh-baked goods and more. Admission is free.

Weiner Dog Races
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 11
Turf Paradise
1501 W. Bell Road
Hundreds of dogs and their owners will enter what is becoming a premiere race on the Wiener Dog circuit. Gates open at 10 a.m. Admission is $2, children ages 12 and younger are free. The day features $2 hot dogs and $2 beer, live music and bounce inflatables. To register your Dachshund or for more information, visit

Native American Flute Class
12-3 p.m. Sunday, March 12
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Join instructors Ken Bogart and Sherry Vames for a “learn-to-play” workshop. Musical experience is not required and flutes will be provided. Those wishing to purchase one may do so at the end of the session. Class fee is $25. Class is limited to 20 participants; advanced RSVPs required at For questions, call 480-433-8666.

New Member Coffee
10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14
ALP Philanthropic Center
9224 N. 5th St.
Assistance League of Phoenix will host a coffee introducing its programs, membership and volunteer opportunities at its Phoenix Philanthropic Center. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail

Notre Dame Glee Club Spring Tour
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18
Saint Thomas the Apostle
2312 E. Campbell Ave.
The 70-voice chorus performs a special concert benefiting arts in education. Tickets are available starting at $20; a dessert reception follows. Proceeds will support the music and arts programs at Saint Thomas grammar school and parish. The concert includes classical a cappella music, folk songs, barbershop arrangements and traditional songs of Notre Dame. Visit for more information.

Authors’ Day Festival
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 18
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Some of Arizona’s most popular authors will meet the public and sign their works, which will be available for purchase. Sales support the Save Our Mountains Foundation. Event and parking are free. To see a list of participating authors, visit

A Discussion of AZ Laws
6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 21
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Affiliate (branch) of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Vicki Hill, Phoenix city prosecutor. She has been city prosecutor since March 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in municipal law, specializing in police body camera technology, behavioral health cases and domestic violence. Hill will discuss Arizona laws. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner to 602-992-8145 by noon on March 17. Visitors are welcome.

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