AUGUST 21, 2013

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Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center hosts Polynesian Luau Aug. 23
Beat the summer heat by enjoying a Polynesian Luau at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. The event includes Polynesian entertainment, island fare and much more. The cost is $5. For more information or to register, call 480-312-1733. More information on the senior centers is available at

CYT Phoenix announces ANNIE auditions
Auditions are Friday, August 23 from 5– 8 p.m. at the CYT Warehouse, 2920 E. Mohawk Lane, Phoenix. The production runs Nov 8-18. Auditions are open to students ages 8-18. For more information visit or call 480-310-0366.

Third and final Racin' at the Basin takes place Aug. 24
Whether you're looking to run your first 5K or a chance to improve your fitness, you will enjoy "Racin' at the Basin" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Scottsdale Sports Complex, 8081 E. Princess Drive. Chip-timing equipment tracks your two-loop run over the fun and challenging course. Participation is $15 in advance or $20 race day. Online registration closes 48 hours prior to race times. Register:

Scottsdale Senior Center hosts "Coffee with a Cop" Aug. 27
The Granite Reef Senior Center hosts "Coffee with a Cop," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. Scottsdale Police Crime Prevention Officer Toni Moag will meet with attendees to answer questions, provide crime prevention tips and assist with citizen requests. "Coffee with a Cop" occurs the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Senior Center, located at 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Contact Officer Moag at 480-312-0275 or for more information.

Explore the National Styles of Humor
The humor of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges is international in scope because it tends to be physical and not tied to language. But other forms of international humor are very much tied to time and place. In "National Styles of Humor," presenters and ASU English professors Don and Alleen Nilsen will compare and contrast various forms of humor including satire, urban legends and parodies. The free program, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Call 480-312-1700 for more information.

Where:  Foothills Food Bank, 6038 E Hidden Valley Drive.
When:  5:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 27.
Cost:  $10 for members, $15 for Non-members.
What is it:  This is our second evening mixer of the month with the focus on a community non-profit. This month we are honoring the Foothills Food Bank at their new location.  The Foothills Food Bank is celebrating their 25th year in the community.  We are excited to donate part of the evening’s proceeds back to the Foothills Food Bank. Refreshments, raffles and prizes. Information:  480-488-3381,

Business Breakfast
Where:  Harold’s Corral, 6895 E Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek.
When:  8 – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, August 29.
Cost: $6 for members, $10 for non-members.
What is it:  Business Building opportunity with a very knowledgeable guest speaker.  We are excited to have Heather Carter, our District 15 Representative to speak about current issues that may affect small businesses.  Public is welcome to attend.  Breakfast provided by Harold’s Corral.  Information:  480-488-3381,