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Phoenix Corral Westerners International Fall Meeting
6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5
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 Dr. Robert Kravetz, who will talk about “Medicine in the Arizona Territory.” The cost of dinner is $20. Meetings are open to anyone interested in history. Reservations should be made at least two days before the meeting.

Duet Volunteer Orientation
4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6
Duet offices
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Learn how you can help a homebound elder or adult with disabilities in your neighborhood by providing free-of-charge services such as rides to appointments, grocery shopping, friendly phoning or visiting, paperwork assistance, handyman services, respite, or computer assistance. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area.

A History of Jewish Theater
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7
Beth Ami Temple/
Palo Cristi Church
3535 E. Lincoln Drive
Janet Arnold will speak at Shabbat services; the public is invited. Arnold, the founding producing director of the Arizona Jewish Theatre Co., will trace the history of Jewish theater and talk about the contemporary scene in the United States. Arnold is past president of the Association for Jewish Theatre.

‘C.S.I…Don’t Think So’
7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13
Burton Barr Library, Fourth Floor MACH1 Room
1221 N. Central Ave.
Forensic Science Program Director Kimberly Kobojek from ASU West will discuss the myths, mysteries and truths about the crime lab. Enjoy complimentary coffee during this free Science Café program.

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is bestselling Kindle romance author Kris Tualla, who pens the popular Hansen Series. Cost is $15 members and $20 guests. Reservations must be made by Nov. 13. RSVP with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome.

‘Brain Concussions in Sports’ Luncheon Discussion
11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
El Chorro Lodge
5550 E. Lincoln Drive
Presented by the Phoenix Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS). The three panelists are experts on brain concussions and other sports-related trauma. A reception begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 1-hour panel discussion, and then lunch. Cost is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the ARCS scholarship fund, which gives grants to scientists working toward their doctorates at any of the three major Arizona state universities. RSVP to with “ARCS Luncheon” in the subject line.

AAUW Dinner: Education Funding
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Dr. David Garcia, associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College at Arizona State University. Garcia will speak on “Education Funding in Arizona.” An optional dinner ($15) will be served at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. RSVP for the dinner by noon on Friday Nov. 14. Enter the Beatitudes at the gate by the flagpole on Glendale Ave.

Colter Kids–Bake Sale
2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22
Colter St., between 3rd and Central avenues
A streetwide bake sale to raise money for Neighborhood Ministries ( This is a great opportunity to bring the Central Phoenix community together to support those in need, teach the kids about giving and just hang out and have a good time. If you and your family would like to set up a table and sell some goods, send Kyle Brown an e-mail to

Annual International Sunday
11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23
Longview Community Church
1301 E. Whitton Ave.
This annual event is held each November when the church takes time to celebrate that over 20 nations are represented in this unique congregation. This diversity is celebrated through music, a Parade of Flags, other activities and food, with a potluck lunch following the bilingual service. All are invited to participate in this service of Thanksgiving and celebration. Visit

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