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Community Calendar

Wine & Cheese Open House
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6
Beth Ami Temple,
inside Palo Cristi Church
3535 E. Lincoln Dr.
Beth Ami Temple invites the community to an open house to meet Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Michael Robbins, learn about the centrally located congregation’s many social groups and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. The temple’s Friday night services will follow the open house. For more information, visit

19North 2nd Fridays
6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
19North Arts Plaza
1820 W. Northern Ave.
Free and open to the public. There will be food trucks, live music courtesy of Fervor Records, art activities for kids, a beer garden provided by North Mountain Brewing (21 and older), pets available for adoption, a classic car show, an art exhibit by local artist Rosi Esquer, and more. For more information, visit

LTH 24th Golf Tourney
6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15
Stone Creek Golf Club
4435 E. Paradise Village Parkway S.
Golfers of all ages are invited to Lura Turner Homes’ 24th-annual golf tournament. Cost is $150 per player, with all proceeds benefitting Lura Turner Homes, established in 1965 to serve the Valley’s men and women with special needs. To register, go to, or call 602-943-4789.

Medicinal Plants of the Desert: Creosote
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
This one-day workshop will focus on the desert plant creosote and the benefits it has as a natural medicine from past Native American uses to the present. There will be a hands-on activity for creating an infused oil and salve out of creosote. Bring snacks and water; wear a hat and/or sunblock for the outdoor portion of the workshop. Cost is $15, payable at the class.

‘The Reality of Ballot Propositions’
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 18
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) features member Eric Ehst, who will speak on “The Reality of the Ballot Propositions” and “Who is Buying Your Vote?” Ehst is former executive director of the Clean Elections Institute, and currently is the executive director of Neighbors Who Care. The program begins after an optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. ($15). RSVP for the dinner to 602-510-1544 by Sept. 15. Visitors are welcome.

Women and Girls in STEM
7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 26
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
The YWCA Women’s Empowerment breakfast features a panel discussion from women leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The panel will share their stories of ascension into leadership and their vision for the future of STEM. Through this series, the YWCA inspires women to advocacy and empowers women to further pursue their personal and career dreams. Sponsored by the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and the Arizona Science Center. Cost is $50, free for students in grades 6-12. Call to register or visit:

NCPHA Annual Meeting
6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Ave.
Guest speakers include interim Mayor Thelda Williams, representatives from City Council Districts 3 & 6, and members of the Phoenix Police, Planning and Parks departments. The NCPHA’s boundaries are 7th Avenue to 7th Street, and Missouri to Northern avenues. Come meet your neighbors and hear about issues affecting the community. For more information, visit

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