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Scottsdale commemorates 9/11
Sept. 11 is a day of reflection and remembrance for all of America. You are invited to attend Scottsdale's 9/11 Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. with the reading of victims' names. The program continues at 6 p.m. in the center's Virginia G. Piper Theater with a welcome by Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane, a special guest speaker, patriotic music from local school bands and choral groups and a candlelight vigil.
A variety of exhibits will be on display in the Atrium Sept. 10-15. They include a 9/11 Memorial Wall with 2,996 full-color memorial cards containing biographical information and a photograph of each of the fallen victims. A National Unity Flag, standing nearly three-stories high and signed by the entire U.S. Senate in 2002, also will be on display.
For more information, call 480-312-8000.

Children ages 6 – 10 explore Art and Nature!
4 – 5 p.m. Mondays,
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15

kids artWant to unplug your child from the TV or the computer? Join us for this 6-week Art and Nature series with Jano Nightingale. Exploring nature through art opens children's eyes and their worlds, and exposure to nature helps to protect the psychological well-being of children.
• Watercolors I
• Watercolors II
• Native American crafts
• Tie-dye
• Treasure boxes
• and more!

Limited space is available to only 15 participants. Please register by phone 480-488-2286 or email

Paradise Republican Women’s Club September 2012 General Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Social, 11 a.m. Business Meeting, 11:15 a.m. Speaker, Noon Luncheon

Location: Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Speaker: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Cost: $25. Paid reservations required in advance. All details are at

PayPal available online or checks payable PRWC and send to:
Paradise Republican
Women’s Club
P.O. Box 12070
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Questions? Contact 2nd Vice President Membership Carol Zraket: 480-998-4481 or

Needle Rock and Box Bar closures due to storm damage

us forest logoSCOTTSDALE – Tonto National Forest officials announced August 30 a closure of the Needle Rock and Box Bar recreation areas on the Cave Creek Ranger District, effective immediately. The Needle Rock beach area remains open and is accessible by Forest Road 413 (Camp Creek Wash). A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required for this road.

Forest Roads 20 (Needle Rock Road) and 160 (Box Bar Road) have been closed by the Maricopa County Department of Transportation until repairs can be completed.

“We ask for public support and understanding as damages from the recent storms are repaired,” said Tammy Pike, Recreation, Lands & Mineral Staff director, Cave Creek Ranger District.

For more information, please contact the Cave Creek Ranger District administrative offices at 480-595-3300.