JUNE 3, 2015

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“Beat the Heat” program seeks donations
The Via Linda and Granite Reef senior centers provide Beat the Heat care packages for Scottsdale’s isolated, frail and homebound seniors each June. Donations are being accepted for these items: new reusable water bottles, nutritional supplement drinks (Ensure/Bounce regular and no sugar, Gatorade), bottled water, small healthy snack items (pretzels, raisins, protein bars), unused personal hygiene items, stamps and grocery store gift cards for a minimum of $35. Drop off your donations at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, by Friday, June 5. For more information, contact Leslie Lory at 480-312-8465 or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/seniors/adopt.

“100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.”
Summer is more than 100 days of fun in the sun. It’s also 100 days to make a difference. Clear your calendar for what’s most important, and give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross this summer. Your donation can help ensure hope is available for patients in need during a time when donations often decline. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets today. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Dive into Mighty Mud Mania June 6
Who’s getting muddy? Scottsdale, that’s who! Come sling mud at this year’s 40th Annual Mighty Mud Mania 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This family-friendly event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Vista Del Camino Bank. Participants 18 and over who want to run the adult course pay $10 with all proceeds going to the Scottsdale Cares charitable fund.

Upcoming June Events at PVCC
Under the Bed:  June 11 - 14
Thursday & Friday at 11 a.m.
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Studio Theatre in Building M-East
Mo and Jo are staying with their Aunt Flo as their mom is on her honeymoon with the new man she has married.  Mo and Jo cannot fall asleep because they think that there is something (or someone) under the bed.  They hear strange sounds from under the bed.  They smell strange odors from under the bed.  That means that there must be something under the bed, right?  Suddenly, a Hot Water Bottle comes to life and tries to help the siblings go to sleep.  He suggests that they travel somewhere else so that they can escape whatever is under the bed.  In their travels, the trio visit Antarctica and meet a Spanish Penguin that recites poetry, and a Monkey in the South Seas.  Will they ever be able to fall asleep?  Tickets:  $5 adult and $2 Child. 

Spamalot:  June 19 - 28, 2015
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?  The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations. Directed by Andrea Robertson. Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE. Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE.
Advance tickets:  $15 adults/$12 seniors & staff/$10 students/$8 Child.  
At the door tickets:  $19 adults/$16 seniors & staff/$14 students/$12 Child.
Senior (55 and older), Child (12 and under), Student (with any student ID)