NOVEMBER 26, 2014

Black Mountain Partners celebrate their fifth!

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Join the Black Mountain Partners – Foothills Community Foundation | Paradise Valley Community College | Desert Foothills YMCA – and supporters for an evening of fun as we celebrate five years of community partnership and the groundbreaking of a new PVCC educational facility on site. The free open house event will feature food trucks, live music, Gary the Singing Cowboy, and family-friendly events for all ages. 

What: Black Mountain Partners Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Open House | PVCC Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony
Date: Thursday December 4, 2014
Time: 4 – 7 p.m.
Location: Black Mountain Campus | 34250 N. 60th Street | Scottsdale AZ 85266
Admission: Free and open to the public | Light refreshments
4 p.m.| Groundbreaking | Northwest corner of parking lot

The event will kick off with a ground breaking ceremony for Phase II of PVCC’s Black Mountain campus expansion and construction of a new educational facility that will add 20,000 square feet of laboratory and classroom space. 

Aquila Hall is a $10 million project designed by Dick and Fritsche Design Group (DFDG) that will house Science division courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy). The building will include three multi-purpose classrooms, two Science labs and one Science classroom, computer lab, tutoring center, astronomy high powered telescope and viewing deck, student study and collaboration areas, and faculty offices.

Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain has become known for hosting star parties under the exceptionally clear skies that characterize the area.  Thus, the new building is named after Aquila, a constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for 'eagle' and it represents the bird who carried Zeus/Jupiter's thunderbolts in Greco-Roman mythology. The brightest star in Aquila is Altair, a white star that is about 17 light-years from Earth.

The project is funded by the 2004 General Obligation Bonds, and is scheduled for completion January, 2016.

5 – 6 p.m.| Program
Community and donor recognition, featuring brief comments by community leaders, supporters, users, and representatives from the Black Mountain Partners.

4 – 7 p.m. | Ongoing
Tour the facilities, enjoy food trucks and family activities, while learning what the Black Mountain Partners offer the community. Entertainment includes:  PVCC Trio, Desert Foothills Theater, Rock the District, Gary the Singing Cowboy, and more.