North Central News

North Central Schools

PUHSD recognizes former student athletes

Phoenix Union High School District held its second-annual Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and  [Read more...]

Connect on Facebook

Community Calendar

Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club
7-9:30 p.m. Sundays
VFW Hall
4853 E. Thomas Road
Learn to dance the West Coast Swing. Free beginning swing lessons for ages 8 and older. Beginning and intermediate lessons start at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to join in the fun. Weekly dance starts at 7 p.m. First dance is free to newcomers. Regularly $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit for more information.

Kindergarten Roundup
6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2
All Madison Elem. Schools
Families will have the opportunity to tour the school of their interest, speak with administrators and receive information on enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. Visit for the locations of schools and more information about open enrollment (for students living outside the selected school or district boundaries) at Madison.

City Lights Movie Nights
6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
Patriot’s Park
11 W. Washington St.
CityScape will be taken over by the overly confident Boov during a screening of Home by DreamWorks. In partnership with the Arizona State University School of Sustainability, 1MISSION and Downtown Phoenix Inc., guests are invited to re-imagine your home and enjoy a number of sustainable-themed activities and a night of fun under the city lights. Arrive early to get a good spot; blankets and lawn chairs permitted. Visit http://cityscape

A Talk With A Notable TV Newswoman
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 21
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Mary Jo West, who became Phoenix’s first woman prime time TV anchor in 1976. She was also the first newswoman in Arizona to be inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. West gives her time, talent, and knowledge to service on the Board of Trustees at the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and to the Board of Trustees at Grand Canyon College. She will speak about “Up Close and Personal … Surviving in the Land of TV News.” The program will begin after an optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. ($15). RSVP for the dinner to 602-992-8145 by noon on Feb. 17. Visitors are welcome.

BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22
North Phoenix Baptist Church,
Conference Center
5757 N. Central Ave.
The hiring and networking event is open to all military—active, retired, reservists—as well as their spouses and significant others. Attendance is free. Specialists will be available to assist those with military backgrounds in translating their skill sets into resumes that easily can be understood by non-military recruiters. A full schedule of topics and resources is listed online at Advanced registration is required. Visit for the registration link, event details, hiring companies, open positions and on-site resources.

Joyce Ridge Memorial High Tea
12 p.m. Saturday, March 4
St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church
8141 N. 16th St.
The program will feature entertainment by ASU’s A Capella group, Priority Male. Tea sandwiches, pastries, and tea will be served, and there will be a raffle for gift baskets. Lura Turner Homes provides residences and services for 30 adults with developmental and physical disabilities. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Lura Turner Homes with programming, room and board, and transportation costs. Tickets are $30 each. For information and ticket reservations, call 602-943-4789.

Our advertisers