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AARP Aging Networking Breakfast
7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9
Beatitudes Campus
1610 W. Glendale Ave.
Speakers who will discuss the growing concern about senior-citizen homelessness include Lisa Glow, CEO of Central Arizona Shelter Services; Wendy Johnson, executive director of Justa Center and Amy Schwabenlender, executive director of Human Services Campus. To RSVP for this free breakfast, visit

Phoenix Branch of AAUW Meeting
6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The American Association of University Women will host Arizona Auditor General Lindsey Perry in a discussion about what the Auditor General’s Office does to better government. The program starts at 6:15 after an optional dinner for $15 at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP for the dinner, call 602-283-4884 by Friday Oct. 11.

Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate Your Food
6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
Learn about rain tanks, which can hold 1,000 gallons or more of water from storms that can be stored to use during drier months, at this free workshop. Watershed Management Group officials will show participants how to use rain tanks as active forms of rainwater harvesting to nourish vegetable and herb gardens. Sign up in advance at

Goodwill Donation Drive
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Palma Park
1135 E. Dunlap Ave.
East Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association & Block Watch is looking for donations of dishes, pictures, frames, plates, pots, pans, bakeware, stuffed animals, figurines, mugs, glasses, lamps and other items. For every pound of items donated, 10-cents will be provided for the ‘Slope Fest event in April. Visit

Fourth Annual Noche En Blanco
5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver St.
Guests are encouraged to dress in white as they make a sunset toast and feast on gourmet picnics paired with fine wine and craft beer. Festivities include live music and dancing. All proceeds will go to the Hance Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the future of Hance Park. Tickets range from $28 to $250. For details, visit

Night Golf
7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Palo Verde Golf Course
6215 N. 15th Ave.
Hit a glow ball and get a glow necklace during a round of night play on this nine-hole executive course that features a lake. Golfer also can hit practice balls before the round. The cost of $28 per person includes a pull cart (on a first-come, first-served basis) and a gift. Check-in time is 7 p.m. and the shotgun start is at 7:30 p.m. To register, visit 3011 or call 602-534-4653 ext. 5.

Welcome to the New Roaring ‘20s
Phoenix Boys Choir
6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
The new Phoenix Boys Choir artistic director Herbert Washington will be welcomed in this Roaring-20s-themed event that will feature master of ceremony Rich Berra of the nationally syndicated radio morning show “The Johnjay and Rich Show.” 20s-themed cover band Jackie Lopez will perform, as will the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Boys Choir. For tickets, visit

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