AUGUST 29, 2012

2013 Scottsdale Arts Festival – Call For Artists

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is seeking artists working in all media to exhibit at the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival, March 8–10, 2013. A jury of arts professionals will select the artists to participate in the Festival and will award prizes in numerous categories, including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking, textiles, woodworking and more. Applications must be submitted online at before Oct. 14, 2012.

AUGUST 29, 2012

Phoenix Ballet

PHOENIX, AZ. (August) - Ballet Arizona will hold open auditions for children’s roles in The Nutcracker on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3645 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. The audition is open to all ballet student levels, boys and girls, ages 9 – 16. Selected dancers will appear as Clara, Fritz, Nutcracker Prince, Party Girls and Boys, Soldiers, Angels, and Mother Ginger’s Bon-Bons. The dancers will perform in The Nutcracker December 10-27, 2010 at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix.

The crime doctor

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

Green Building Lecture kicks off with Scottsdale Green Building Outlook 2013

Residents and the design and development community are invited to learn about Scottsdale’s International Green Construction Code at this season’s kick-off Green Building Lecture, “Scottsdale Green Building Outlook 2013.”  The free program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

The Big Heap planned for November 2012

CAVE CREEK – Since 2008, Cave Creek Thieves Market, LLC has provided independent artists and entrepreneurs with a marketplace where they can benefit from their creativity. Market founders Lori Cowherd and Mickey Meulenbeek now are producing a juried handmade and salvaged goods event called The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival, to be held November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Cave Creek, north of Phoenix, Ariz. The cost of admission is $5.

Operation homefront to donate up to $500,000 in bank-owned properties to house military families

SAN ANTONIO – Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, today announced Wells Fargo, one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, will donate up to $500,000 in bank-owned properties to help house military families.  The bank is providing the homes and other support as part of Operation Homefront’s “Homes on the Homefront” program.  Operation Homefront will provide ongoing transitional services to the families until such time the properties are actually deeded to the recipients.

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