FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Community briefs

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Celebrate Scottsdale’s Founder’s Day, Feb. 26
Celebrate Chaplain Winfield Scott’s 178th birthday and honor Scottsdale’s founder at a free birthday party at noon Thursday, Feb. 26, in front of the Scottsdale Historical Museum, 7333 Scottsdale Mall. Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane and local historians Joan Fudala and JoAnn Handley will offer brief tributes, and State Historian Marshall Trimble will be the featured speaker. Old fashioned picnic refreshments will be served following the program. The event is hosted by the Friends of Winfield Scott, founded by former City Council member Roberta Pilcher and the Scottsdale Historical Society.

Volunteers needed for Table Mesa cleanup
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (check-in starts at 8 a.m.) Sunday, March 1 at Table Mesa Recreation Area (off I-17 and Table Mesa Road). Lunch will be provided to volunteers. RSVP: evan@treadlightly.org or sign up online http://bit.ly/1FBdBF7. The Table Mesa Recreation Area is located off I-17 and Table Mesa Road. Head west on Table Mesa Road, then north on the frontage road. Follow signs posted at the end of the pavement. Volunteers will also be on site providing more information and directions. Location Map: http://goo.gl/maps/XyVhl.

North Scottsdale Home Delivered Meals – Volunteer Opportunity
North Scottsdale Home Delivered Meals is looking for volunteers to deliver lunch meals to homebound seniors in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area weekdays between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This easy and rewarding service only takes about two hours one day a week! Give Diane a call at 602-241-6196 to find out more and help enrich the lives and well-being of older adults in your community today. Make a difference and help our seniors stay independent.

Archaeology Expo 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
Learn about the archaeology of the Cave Creek/Spur Cross area through hikes, booths, guest speaker and live demonstrations! There are booths from the Desert Foothills Chapter of AAS, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Group, Desert Foothills Land Trust, Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Liberty Wildlife, Animal Health Service, Pottery and Gold Panning demonstrations.   There are other children’s activities and crafts as well as the opportunity to view and hold prehistoric artifacts from the area.  Come help celebrate Arizona Archaeology Month.  Bring the whole family and have fun while learning about this beautiful state.  See you there!