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Kosher Cooking Class
9:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7
Beth El Congregation
1118 W. Glendale Ave.
The cost for the class is $15 per class or $48 prepaid for four classes: Sept.7, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 & Dec. 7. The fee includes supplies, a recipe book, tasting samples and meals to be finished at home. Space is limited for this fun interactive course, which is open to all skill levels. Students will learn how to prepare gourmet Kosher meals including cashew stir fry chicken, chicken fajitas, Caribbean seasoned salmon with mango salsa and Italian simmered chicken. Participants can request to change the meat options or select tofu as an alternative prior to the class.

ALP Membership Coffee
10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10
ALP Philanthropic Center
9224 N. 5th St.
Assistance League of Phoenix is seeking individuals who want volunteer opportunities, personal growth, leadership skills, and camaraderie. An informational coffee will be held as part of an ongoing commitment to introducing ALP to individuals in the community. This informal event gives potential volunteers an opportunity to learn about the organization and meet enthusiastic members.

Arizona Flycasters Club
7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
The Arizona Flycasters Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the sport of fly-fishing. Club member Barney Rouse will share some of his recent trout fishing adventures. Rouse doesn’t think twice about taking an 8-mile trek fishing small streams in the backwoods of southern Colorado and eastern Arizona. His informative presentations are packed with beautiful images of the outdoors, together with essential information to have a safe and enjoyable trip. There is no charge for the event; the public is welcome. For more information, visit

P.H.I.L. Talks
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St.
The world premiere of P.H.I.L. Talks is an interactive presentation series, in the spirit of TEDx, but with an emphasis on presenting local thinkers with global solutions. P.H.I.L. Talks brings together some of Phoenix’s brightest minds for an informative, insightful and entertaining evening of awareness-raising, thoughtful head-nodding and world-changing conceptualizations. The inaugural P.H.I.L. Talks presents talks by experts on public safety, human relationships, economics, semiotics, abnormal psychology, behavioral science and more. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Historical Society Fall Opening
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13
Sunnyslope History Museum
737 E. Hatcher Road
The museum will sponsor an open house featuring new displays. Meet Sunnyslope Historical Society board members and docents. The gift shop will have new offerings. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Ice Cream Social
2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14
American Legion Post 75
10625 N. Cave Creek Road
Enjoy an ice cream social and a bake sale, preceded by the post’s monthly flag raising at 1:15 p.m. All proceeds will go to the post’s education program and benefit Sunnyslope High School. Member of the public are welcome. Visit

AAUW Hosts Ehst
6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will feature Eric Ehst, executive director of NeighborsWho Care, which provides volunteer services to the homebound and disabled elderly. Ehst will discuss Arizona elections and ballot initiatives. He is a former PAC chair and president of AZ NOW. Visitors are welcome. A dinner ($14) will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program (free) at 6:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner by Sept. 12.

Cow Camp Cooking
12-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Dave McDowell, author and award-winning head cook of the Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon, covers the history of chuck wagon and cow camp cooking from the 1800s until today. He will share information that can be used in backyard cooking or while camping. Learn how to make cowboy camp bread and chuck wagon doughnuts. McDowell also will share the basics of Dutch oven cooking over an open fire. The program is free and open to the public.

Mary Anne’s Toy Fest
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
North Phoenix Baptist Church,
Fellowship Hall
5757 N. Central Ave.
Shop a wide selection of toys, both old and new. Find great collectibles as well as the latest Hot Wheels. Featuring more than 50 vendors. Admission is $3 for ages 11 and over; children ages 10 and younger admitted for free.

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker is Travis Mills of Running Wild Films. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations must be made by Sept. 17. RSVP with Phoenix Writers Club in the subject line. Members and the public are welcome.

The Science of Superheroes
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
How does Superman’s X-ray vision work? Learn this and other superhero secrets at this fun-filled science event for all ages. Enjoy a superhero meet-and-greet and prize drawing for everyone who presents a library card. Don’t forget to wear your superhero costume!

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