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Community Calendar

Annual Church Rummage Sale
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1212 E. Glendale Ave.
Donations will be accepted in Peterson Center Fellowship Hall during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Oct. 3-7. So commence your fall cleaning in preparation for the holidays, and come out to support OSLC and its various missions to help the community.

Job Fair
1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
Paradise Valley Community College, KSC 1000
18401 N. 32nd St.
Employers will be on site to interview for internships and employment opportunities. Bring several copies of your resume, dress appropriately and come prepared for a possible interview. More than 25 employers will be on hand. Open to the community. For more information, visit:

Community Yard Sale
Oct. 14-16
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. Home-baked goods also will be available for purchase. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. all three days.

WHS Band Car Wash
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
Washington High School
2217 W. Glendale Ave.
Presented by the Washington High School Marching Band, in conjunction with its Purple Pride Parents Band Boosters. The Mary Coyle Ice Cream Truck ( will be on-site selling treats to the community and will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds back to the school.

Horn’s ‘Midtown Phoenix’
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Ave.
Central Village hosts author Derek Horn, who will discuss his new book, “Images of America: Midtown Phoenix,” which showcases the development of Midtown Phoenix and Central Avenue “from its rural roots to the dynamic urban center it is today.” A signed copy of the book will be given as a door prize; Horn will be available to sign additional copies ($21.99, Changing Hands Bookstore-Phoenix). The event is free and open to the public. Visit

More Than a Rummage Sale
6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
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

Phoenix Writers Club
12-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
Guest speaker Ann N. Videan shares her expertise in writing, publishing and promotion. Cost is $17 members/$20 guests. RSVP to with Phoenix Writers Club in subject. All are welcome.

Learn About Political Mapping
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 18
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Tony Sissons, owner/president of Research Advisory Services. Sissons has done consulting work on Arizona redistricting, the Voting Rights Act, and demographics. He will discuss redistricting and political mapping. The program will begin after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to 602-992-8145 by noon on Oct. 17. Visitors are welcome.

Books & Ceramic Sale
Oct. 17-21
Buxton Library,
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St.
Sale includes handmade ceramic items, including bowls, plates and cups; serving bowls; platters; and vases. All are one-of-a-king creations, made by PVCC students and faculty. Books and media just $1. All items cash only. All sales final. Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘Some Truths, But Lots of Lies: Indigenous Peoples in Children’s Literature’
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
Steele Auditorium,
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
The free lecture is by Debbie Reese, scholar, critic and nationally and internationally acclaimed publisher of the blog, “American Indians in Children’s Literature.” Many credit her writings with bringing change to depictions of indigenous peoples in children’s books.

Brophy/Xavier 30-Year Reunion
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Private Residence,
22nd St. and Colter
Enjoy live music from Sugahbeat, food trucks, an open bar and lots of catching up at this private home. Cost is $60 per person, and spouses/significant others are welcome. There will BCP and XCP tours on Friday, Oct. 21. For more information, visit or the Brophy/Xavier Class of 1986 Facebook group.

History of Route 66
12-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Route 66 turns 90 years old in November and author and travel writer Roger Naylor will discuss the route’s history and cultural significance. Arizona saved Route 66 and Naylor, author of the book “Arizona Kicks on Route 66,” will tell the story. The book retails for $12.95 and will be available following the presentation. Seating is limited to the first 100 guests.

‘Greatest Sale of the Century’
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Crossroads United Methodist Church
7901 N. Central Ave.
THEMA Hospice Foundation hosts a rummage sale featuring gently used items including clothing, furniture, books and many other treasures. Support the Foundation and help send grieving kids to camp with your purchases.

Conflict Resolution: A Spiritual Approach’
2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
Second Church of Christ, Scientist
250 W. Bethany Home Road
A free talk by international speaker John Tyler on how we can get involved in healing conflicts in our own lives and for the world. Learn about prayer-based action that involves love and forgiveness. Tyler is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. The program is free.

College Fair
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24
Xavier College Prep
4710 N. 5th St.
Xavier College Preparatory and Brophy College Preparatory will host their annual Xavier/Brophy College Fair for high school students and their families. Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities will be in attendance. All are welcome, and there will not be a charge for admission.

Fall Open House
2-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
Aesthetics Interior Design
4747 N. Central Ave.
This home furnishing, décor and interior design service store will unveil its newest upholstery collection from Norwalk Furniture. ThreeMacStudio also will introduce its newest designs. See all of the new kids lines, too. Lots of food, fun and shopping at this free event. Visit

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