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Legacy of Love Gala
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W. Dunlap Ave.
VALLEYLIFE celebrates 70 years of providing services to individuals with disabilities in the Phoenix metro area. The evening includes cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, a concert, dancing and a live auction. Tickets are $250 each. To purchase a ticket, visit

The Sun Will Come Out
1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
Madison Meadows Retirement Community
7211 N. 7th St.
A fundraiser to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, the event will include silent and live auctions featuring items such as certificates, artwork, craftwork, tickets, and baskets, all donated by Madison Meadows residents, staff, local businesses and members of the surrounding community. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey victims. Admission is free; finger foods and beverages will be served.

More Than a Rummage Sale
7 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1212 E. Glendale Ave.
Presented by the Phoenix Foley Alliance in honor of the memory of slain journalist, James Foley, the first American journalist killed by ISIS. Shop gently used clothing, books, electronics, furniture, toys and more. Proceeds benefit the James Foley Scholarship Fund, which seeks to create educational opportunities for the families of economically disadvantaged young people in Phoenix through scholarships. Visit

Native American Connections Parade
9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Central Phoenix
This year’s theme is “The Colors of Nature’s Beauty.” The parade will include school groups, veterans groups, other nonprofit agencies, local businesses, and more. It will travel from 3rd Street and Oak to the Steele Indian School Park at 3rd Street and Indian School Road. Grand Marshal is Kelly Haven, National Spelling Bee competitor from the Navajo Nation. For details, visit

G.G. George Book Signing
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Antiques on Central
750 E. Missouri Ave.
Author G.G. George, who has been a champion for historic preservation in Phoenix, has written a book on the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Her book with 210 archival photographs tells the story of this long time landmark and how it has shaped the character of the community around it. The state fairgrounds have been a part of phoenix history since the early 1900s. Books will be available for purchase; admission to the event is free.

‘Our State’s State of Education’
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 17
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Carolyn Warner, long term AAUW member, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, and bestselling author. Warner will speak on “Our State’s State of Education.” The program begins after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner to 602-510-1544 by Oct. 13. Visitors are welcome.

Golden Jubilee Liturgy
4:30 p.m. Saturday, October
Chapel of Our Lady,
Xavier College Preparatory
4710 N. 5th St.
Sister Joan Nuckols, BVM, and Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, both members of the Xavier College Preparatory administrative staff, are marking their golden jubilees, which signify 50 years of service to the Catholic Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). The mass in their honor will be followed by a Jubilee Fiesta Celebration at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. Members of the community are welcome.

Community Yard Sale
Oct. 21-22
Holiday Spa
Mobile Home Community
10401 N. Cave Creek Road
Residents will display their wares on their driveways or patios. There will be furniture, TVs, clothing, knick-knacks, collectibles and more. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. Entry gates will be open during these hours.

Bike Bazaar
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
Phoenix Public Market
721 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix Spokes People hosts this event featuring bicycle wares such as clothing, equipment and jewelry, crafty bicycle folks, and bike goodness. There will also be a bike swap area. Stop by the Bike Bazaar (along Pierce Street) while you are out shopping for your fruits and veggies. Admission is free. Visit

Music & Ghost Stories
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Enjoy acoustic music entertainment and ghost stories from the NMVC Story Tellers. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day. Drawing tickets are $1 each, $5/6 tickets, and $10/13 tickets. Proceeds assist the center in its operations. Visit for more information.

‘Dinner With Lincoln’
6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Honoring Founding Father Abraham Lincoln through the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin. “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” highlights Abraham Lincoln’s political genius, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer who rose from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. Following her remarks, Goodwin will join Sen. Jon Kyl for a short “fireside chat” to discuss further insight about President Lincoln. Dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $350 each (signed copy of book included). RSVP required. Visit and find the dinner under the Events tab.

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