JANUARY 7, 2015

Community Briefs

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It's Art for Land’s Sake - Call for Entries
Artists are invited to submit entries, through Jan. 21, for It's Art for Land's Sake, a juried exhibit and sale sponsored by the Land Trust. This event is intended to increase awareness of the Land Trust's work and to promote artists and artwork inspired by DFLT conservation lands. All art must depict a DFLT conservation property, and the show will be juried by renowned artist Charles H. Pabst. Please visit www.DFLT.org for the complete rules, guidelines and entry form. We know it will be a thrill to see how the talented artists in our community are inspired by these special lands!

Chapter2 Monthly Book Sale Jan. 9 – 11
Friday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.;
Sunday, Jan. 11, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
All bargain books are $1 or less. ALL DVDs Buy 2, get 1 free of equal or lesser value.
Location: On the tables and carts outside Chapter 2 Books at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek.
480-488-2777 or www.Chapter2BooksAZ.com.

Christmas Tree Roundup through Jan. 10
Scottsdale’s citywide Christmas Tree Roundup takes place through Jan. 10. If you have residential collection service, please have your Christmas tree curbside by 5 a.m. on the morning of Monday, Jan. 5. Remove stands, lights and ornaments. Artificial trees will not be collected. If you miss the roundup or don’t have residential collection services, you can drop off your tree between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Scottsdale Ranch Park, 10400 E. Via Linda, or Eldorado Park, 2311 N. Miller Road. Collected trees will be turned into compost or mulch. For more information, call 480-312-5600.

Kent Camarata
The second annual Living Music Performance Series at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Carefree, continues on Saturday, Jan. 10, with a 3 p.m. concert by the Kent Camarata.
Joining the ensemble will be Clair Pradel, Parisian harpsichordist. Pradel, a professor of music at the Jean Philippe Rameau Conservatory in Paris, will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. The Kent Camarata is a professional international vocal/instrumental ensemble affiliated with the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University and in residence at Christ the Lord Church. Tickets are $25. For more information about the series, contact the church, 480-488-2081, or www.ctlcarefree.org.

An affair to remember
Sunday A’Fair mini-fests begin Jan. 11 on Civic Center Mall. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and relax at a Sunday A’Fair concert from noon to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 11. These free mini-festivals take place on the beautiful grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The event features concerts and performances by the Valley’s top entertainers, a diverse selection of arts and crafts available for sale, hands-on activities for children and families and free docent-guided tours of the sculptures on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Concerts run through April 5.

Donation of books sought for 8th Annual DFLC Book Sale
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church will be holding its Eighth Annual Book Sale on Friday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to Noon at 29305 North Scottsdale Road in the fellowship hall. Plan on stopping by the sale for your reading supply for the year ahead. Over 5,000 of books to choose from including paper backs, hard backs, cook books, children’s books, audio books, videos and DVDs. All items will be priced at $2 or less and on Sunday we will sell all the books you can fit in a grocery bag for $10 per bag. ALL Proceeds from the sale will benefit our local outreach ministries. In preparation for the Book Sale, Desert Foothills is accepting donations of gently used paperbacks, hardbacks and audio books. Donations can be dropped off at the church between 9 – 4 weekdays. 100% of your donations will benefit the local community. Please contact Dwayne Richard at 480.710.2403 for more information or for assistance in picking up any large donations.

Piano duo
Piano music will fill the sanctuary of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Carefree, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, as the church’s Living Music Performance Series continues with the Transcontinental Piano Duo. Pianists Elaine Greenfield, who teaches at the Adamant School of Music in Vermont, and Janice Meyer Thompson, Arizona State University faculty emerita, will present “Beethoven to Bernstein – Two Centuries of Piano Duos,” on the church’s new Steinway “B” grand piano. Tickets: $25. For more information about the series, contact the church, 480-488-2081, or www.ctlcarefree.org. The church is located at 9205 E. Cave Creek Road, Carefree.