North Central News

Community Calendar

AASRA Meeting
9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5
All Saints Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Ave.
The Phoenix/Scottsdale Unit of the All Arizona School Retirees Association (AASRA) will feature Dave King from the Arizona State Retirement System, who will update members and guests on health insurance options for the coming year. Coffee, pastries and socializing will be from 9:30-10 a.m., followed by King from 10-11 a.m. AASRA membership includes anyone who is retired from working in the educational system. Friends and family members of retirees also are welcome.

Open House for REACH Program
6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
Madison School District Office,
Governing Board Room
5601 N. 16th St.
Madison School District will host an informal evening to give parents of highly gifted children information about the REACH Program and the admissions process. This gathering is open to all parents, both inside and outside of the Madison School District. Teachers, administrators, and students will be available to answer any questions. No RSVP needed.

America’s First Fighter
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Sunnyslope Historical Society
737 E. Hatcher Road
This free presentation highlights the Nieuport 28, a lightweight and highly maneuverable biplane fighter aircraft designed by Frenchman Gustave Delage, and used by four American squadrons between March and August 1918, during World War I, becoming the first aircraft to see operational service with an American fighter squadron. This presentation will tie in to the battleship USS Arizona and a number of movies during the interwar period prior to WW II. Lunch is available for $2 for current member, $5 for non-members, and free for historical society volunteers. Browse the gift shop while you are there.

Parking Lot Sale & Car Wash
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Sunnyslope High School
35 W. Central Ave.
The SHS Key Club will host a yard sale and car wash in the east parking lot. Get your car washed for a $5 donation, and browse the yard sale items while you wait. If you have items to contribute to the sale, contact Club Advisor Michelle Schwimmer at 623-915-8760. Proceeds benefit the Key Club and its social service programs.

CrossRoads UMC 60th Anniversary
9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
CrossRoads United Methodist Church
7901 N. Central Ave.
The church celebrates 60 years of service to the North Central community with food, fun, fellowship and music. All are welcome; free and open to the public. For more information, visit

How ‘Fake News’ Hurts Credibility
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 20
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW will host Phil Boas, editor of the editorial pages of The Arizona Republic and director of the newspaper’s Community Leadership Department. He will speak on the topic of today’s media and “fake news.” The program begins after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner to 602-510-1544 by Nov. 17. Visitors are welcome.

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
Omni Montelucia Resort
4949 E. Lincoln Drive
Join the YWCA and Emmy award-winning actress Lindsay Wagner, who also pursued vigorous studies in holistic healing modalities from around the world. This presentation will explore one of the most empowering realizations in her life. Hear how Wagner awakened the joy, compassion, and creativity within her. Tickets are $65 for YWCA members and $75 for non-members. Visit

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