FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Matching grants awarded

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Desert Foothills Lutheran Church has been awarded matching grants from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The grants will match funds raised during their Seventh Annual Book Sale, up to $1,000. Matching funds have been designated for Foothills Food Bank and Foothills Caring Corp, up to $500 each. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to the sale, through Sunday, Feb. 23 at 29305 N. Scottsdale Road (between Dynamite and Dixileta) in the Fellowship Hall. Special pricing will include all the books you can fit in a bag for $5 on Feb. 22 and 23.

For exact hours of the sale please go to www.DFLC.org/events.

Desert Awareness Committee of FCF presents SCIENCE IN THE PARK

Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Desert Awareness Park. Join the Desert Awareness Naturalists at Desert Awareness Park (Vermeersch Rd. in Cave Creek)  Stay for an hour or all day finding mysteries of the desert.  Meet a tarantula or a scorpion and other desert creepy crawlies!  See how one survives in the desert by using desert plants for food and medicine.  Become a Desert Explorer on a ¼ mile scavenger hunt.  The free event is part of the 2014 SCITECH FESTIVAL, designed for kids, families, scouts and anyone interested in the desert mysteries! For more information about the SciTech Festival please call FCF at 480-488-1090.

Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association seeks members

If you have ever served or are serving in the U.S. Navy’s cryptologic or cyber warfare organizations, the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) would like you as a member. NCVA is an organization of current and former officer and enlisted members and our primary focus is preserving our rich cryptologic history and maintaining contact with those we served with. Our uniqueness is founded in the pioneering spirit of our oldest WWII and Cold War members, and in the cutting edge service of today’s Navy’s cyber warriors. More information is available on our website at www.usncva.org/ or contact our Public Affairs Officer via email at pao@usncva.org or via USPS at NCVA PAO, Box 66, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.