FEBRUARY 11, 2015

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show trots into town Feb. 12-22
The 60th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show runs Feb. 12 - 22, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Since 1955, the horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win.

Say ‘I love you’ with a Singing Valentine
Quartets from the Spirit of Phoenix Chorus will once again be filling the Valley with the sound of four-part harmony as they deliver Singing Valentines on Feb. 13 and 14. Loved ones will receive two romantic songs sung in barbershop harmony, a personalized Valentine’s card and a beautiful red rose delivered by a quartet at home, the workplace, a restaurant or at another location in the Phoenix area. Men or women can be on the receiving end.

The quartets belong to the Phoenix Chapter of the 32,000-member Barbershop Harmony Society in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. To order a Singing Valentine delivered by a quartet for only $45, contact the Spirit of Phoenix Chorus at 480-947-SING (7464). Orders also can be placed online at www.sopchorus.org. Proceeds help to support choral music education programs for students and adults.

Rein in fun at expanded Parada del Sol, Feb. 14
Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol Parade boasts a fresh look, a new route and more activities than ever. Join us Saturday, Feb. 14, for one of Scottsdale’s oldest traditions as we celebrate local history, Valentine’s Day and Arizona Statehood Day. This year’s parade embarks from Drinkwater Boulevard down Scottsdale Road, turns east on Second Street and concludes heading north on Brown Avenue to Indian School Road. Activities include an expanded Trail’s End Celebration. Remember, road closures will take place along the parade route from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Digital Media course offered at the Foothills Community Foundation 
An 8 week course focusing on all things Apple will be held Mondays from 3:30 –4:30 p.m. will run from Feb. 16 – April 6. Learn how to use your Apple technology and integrated programs to visually communicate in the 21st Century. Bring your own equipment and current projects, or learn something new. Classes will be held at the Holland Center located at 34250 N. 60th St. Building B Scottsdale, AZ 85266. Visit www.afcf.org or call 480 488-1090 to register. Space is limited to 8 seats and the cost is only $79.   

The Augsburg Centennial Singers
The Augsburg Centennial Singers, a men's chorus from Minnesota, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 17, at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. The Centennial Singers were founded in 1993 to celebrate the centennial of the first singing tour of Norway by an Augsburg College Gospel Quartet. The chorus’ mission statement is “Men of faith passing on the faith through songs of praise.” A free will offering will be received. For more info call 480-948-1234.

The Lewis & Clark Air Rifle
The Gun That Really Won the West ... Without producing a single injury or fatality.

The Colt and Winchester firearms are well known and recognized as the predominant repeating firearms that are associated with the violent and bloody taming of the American West. This presentation describes this exceedingly rare and little known historic air rifle, Meriwether Lewis' repeated use of the gun for "Firepower Diplomacy," its psychological effect on the Indians, and how it compared to firearms of the day. Forensic Scientist Luke Haag is a former Criminalist and Technical Director of the Phoenix Crime Laboratory.

The presentation is on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd , Cave Creek, AZ 85327.  To register call 480-488-2286.