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Arts in October – Activities and opportunities by quotes

Activities and opportunities
 in October



Tempe Tardeada
Noon -8
p.m., Oct. 8
Community Services Courtyard
(Public Library Complex, SW corner of
Southern Avenue and Rural Road

Tempe Symphony Orchestra
p.m., Oct. 9
Boyle Auditorium, McClintock High School
1830 E. Del Rio Drive

Peanut Butter & Jam Concert
10-11 a.m.
, Oct. 16
Community Services Courtyard
(Public Library Complex, SW corner of
Southern Avenue and Rural Road

Art with a Silver Lining
Annual Senior art show
Oct. 19 – Jan. 26

Public Library Second Floor G
3500 S. Rural Road

Paintful Experience
Oct. 3-Dec. 5

Connections Café
3500 S. Rural Road

Those Dam Builders
Through March 16, 2007
City Hall Gallery
31 E. Fifth St., first floor

Wood Eye
Through Nov. 23
U.S. Post Office
500 S. Mill Ave.
(5th Street & Mill Avenue)

Arizona’s Bizarre and Beautiful Bugs
Through Nov. 2
Public Library Lower Level Gallery
3500 S. Rural Road

Tribal Asia: beading and weaving a connection to identity
Through Oct. 9
Public Library Second Floor Gallery
3500 S. Rural Road

Fine Arts Children’s Program

Edna Vihel Center for the Arts Lobby
3340 S. Rural Road

Information on specific exhibitions will be updated as it becomes available.

Visit Art News to learn more about
Cultural Services art programs.

Tempe Center for the Arts

Click on the image and watch the Tempe Center for the Arts as it rises from the Town Lake’s south bank.

Tempe Performing Arts Center

132 E. 6th St.
Tempe, AZ
Telephone number: 480/350-8108
FAX number: 480/350-8114


Schedules are subject to change

Finalists selected in Wi-Fi Network bid by quotes

Finalists selected in Wi-Fi Network bid

Today the City announced the two finalists in the request for proposals (RFP) process to select a citywide Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Internet service provider.  The two finalists are:

–Earthlink Municipal Networks
–MobilePro Corporation

The goals of the City of Mesa Wi-Fi project include:

– Development of a Wi-Fi Internet network that is privately financed, built, owned and operated.

– Universal wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) Internet service that is available throughout the City for residents to subscribe at an affordable rate.

– Free wireless networking for City staff to use when working in the field.  This will support the work of police officers, building inspectors, utility locators, fire personnel, and many others when working away from office computers.

– Free Wi-Fi access to all City of Mesa Web sites and the Mesa Public Schools Web sites.

– A free hotzone for the planned Mesa Community College downtown campus.

– Some areas of free limited Wi-Fi access to the Internet in the community.

– Maintaining cutting edge technology to ensure a high degree of quality of service.

Negotiations will take place during the coming weeks.  An award recommendation will be made to City Manager Christopher Brady, with the final award to be considered and approved by the City Council.

The City issued an RFP in April 2006.  Five companies submitted proposals, including Able Information Technologies, Inc., Azulstar Networks, Earthlink Municipal Networks, MetroFi Inc., and MobilePro Corporation.

Additional freeway closure means more field improvements by quotes
September 29, 2006, 11:27 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Mesa, Parks, Parks and Recreation, Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona | Tags: ,

Additional freeway closure means more field improvements

The City of Mesa will receive $10,000 from NBC Universal as a result of an additional freeway closure planned for the Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) from Sept. 29 at 10pm to 4am on Oct. 1.

Universal Pictures, which is filming “The Kingdom” along a two-mile stretch of the freeway and in other areas of the Valley, is making the donation after getting permission from the Arizona Department of Transportation to close the freeway from Higley to Power.

The donation will be used to improve the infield, dugout benches and the turf at Taft Elementary School near Crismon Road and University Drive.

The motion picture firm previously donated $40,000 to Parks and Recreation for the installation of new playground equipment after closing down the freeway for three weekends in August.  The Arizona Department of Transportation allowed the closure, which falls within the Mesa city limits.

The film company indicated it would need an extra weekend of shooting in light of delays caused by accidents on the set that took place on Aug. 12.  One of the accidents resulted in the death of a crew member.

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    Finalists Selected for Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards by quotes

    Finalists Selected for


    Celebration of Innovation Awards

    Winners to be Announced Evening of December 5, 2006;

    Event of the Year to Honor Arizonas Top Technological and Business Achievements

    The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce, announced the following companies have been chosen as finalists by the Governors Celebration of Innovation events selection committee comprised of local business and academic leaders. One company, within each category, will be announced as the winner the night of the event. The award categories and finalists for each are as follows:

    The Pioneering Innovation Award


    Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Dave Hanak
    Director of Sales & Marketing


    Perfect Power

    Primary Contact: Lynn Paige


    Honeywell International Inc.

    Primary Contact: Erik Rasmussen
    Public Relations Manager


    The Innovator of the Year Award

    Note: “Innovator of the Year” distinction is comprised of four levels.


    Innovator of the Year Award-Start-up


    Medipacs LLC

    Primary Contact: Mark Banister


    Southwest Windpower, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Andrew Kruse
    Co-founder/ Vice President of Business Development

    928-779-9463 or


    Gw Medical Technologies, LLC

    Primary Contact: William J. Gartner
    President & CEO


    Innovator of the Year Award-Small Company


    InPlay Technologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Heather Beshears
    VP, Corp. Communications


    Ensynch Inc

    Primary Contact: Tyeson Cluff
    Marketing Manager


    RF Code

    Primary Contact: Tim Bresien
    Director of Marketing


    Innovator of the Year Award-Large Company


    Mobility Electronics

    Primary Contact: Mary Garrett
    Launch: Partner, Director of Public Relations


    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Patrick McAvoy
    Sierra Creative Group: Principal


    IBM Arizona- “ServiceArizona (SAZ)”

    Primary Contact: Scott Whitfield
    Project Executive, IBM Global Services, Government Industry


    Innovator of the Year Award-Academia


    AzTE (Arizona Technology Enterprises)

    Primary Contact: Charlie Lewis
    VP Marketing & Venture Development


    BioDesign-A Pox Against Infectious Disease

    Primary Contact: Kimberly Ovitt
    Marketing and Communication Director


    Bio5 Institute

    Primary Contact: Grace Brown
    Director, Marketing & Communications


    William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award


    Kevin Hickey-Netpro

    Primary Contact: Christine McDermott
    VP Corporate Communications


    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Teri Radosevich
    Director of Community Relations


    Bob Hagen-Southern Arizona Technology Council

    Primary Contact: Jodi Horton
    President, IDEA @ Work, Inc.


    Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award


    David Engert-Quality Care Solutions Incorporated (QCSI)

    Primary Contact: Hakon Johanson
    Marketing Specialist


    Gene Holmquist– Ensynch Inc.

    Primary Contact: Daniel Moran
    Publicist-Kathy Sacks Group


    Kathleen M. Perkins– Breault Research Organization

    Primary Contact: Susanne Gerdes

    Young Innovator of the Year Award Winners

    The “Best of the Best” of the Arizona Engineering and Science Fairs (grades 9-12) for the year 2006. Each of these students will receive a $1000 scholarship to further enhance their education.

    Erin Eppard

    Thunderbird High School
    Teacher: Renee Kaye
    Project Name: Operator Injury Mitigation Using Electronic Sensing,
    Mechanical Braking and Decoupling Devices in Handheld Circular Saws.

    Jingyuan Luo

    Hamilton High School
    Teacher: Debbie Nipar
    Project Name: Toxicity and Ecological Implications of Nanomaterials to

    Albert Shieh

    Chaparral High School
    Teacher: Richard Peterson
    Project Name: Novel Algorithms for Automated SNP Genotyping

    Gabor Angeli

    Catalina Foothills High School
    Teacher: Ann Marie Condes
    Project Category: Computer Science/Chemistry Project Name: Development
    of a Semi-Automatic Mass spectra Evaluation (SAME) Program.

    Teacher of the Year Award:

    Renee Kaye
    AP Biology
    Thunderbird High School

    The finalists for this years Governors Celebration of Innovation are some of the most impressive we have seen in the four year history of the event. It is obvious that Arizonas technology industry continues to thrive when we see the quality of companies that make their home in our great state, said Kevin Margeson, Chairman of the Governors Celebration of Innovation event, and Director of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.

    In its fourth year, the awards program is acknowledged as the premier recognition of statewide technological and business achievement and leadership in innovation. The awards dinner will be held at the Pointe South Mountain Resort on December 5, 2006. The event begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will end at 9:00 p.m. This years event features an early bird deadline for registration. Tables of ten are $1,250 for Council members and $1750 for non-members before November 7th, $1,500 for Council members and $2,000 for non-members after November 7th. Individual tickets are $125 for Council members and $175 for non-members before November 7th, and $150 for Council members and $200 for non-members after November 7th. To purchase a table or individual ticket go to

    Award Category Descriptions

    • Pioneering Innovation

    Presented to an outstanding company that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success. A company of any size or technical discipline may be nominated. The award is limited to commercial enterprises doing business in Arizona for 5 years or more.

    • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be actively selling or developing a commercially available product or service for less than 24 months; Must be generating revenue and/or receiving funding; Must demonstrate innovation and potential viability; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Must have a management structure of one or more persons; Profitability is not a requirement

    • Innovator of the Year Small Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating less than $50 million in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Large Company

    Presented to a company or business unit (no limit on the duration of the project) that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating $50 million or more in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Academia

    Presented to a department or office within an accredited higher education institution that has achieved success through innovation in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Each department or office may submit 1 project for consideration; Has achieved success through research and development; Must demonstrate technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability; Institution must be based in Arizona; Open to both college students and faculty; Has contributed to economic development within Arizona through teaching, research or other academic pursuits

    • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual or organization (including Not For Profit) that contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity. Any individual or organization representing industry, government, or academia may be nominated. Award is limited to individuals or organizations residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual who contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained growth of their business or company. Any individual in a leadership position employed by an Arizona-based business, or division of a corporation operating in Arizona may be nominated for this award. Leadership qualities such as entrepreneurship, community involvement, and management expertise will be considered. Award is limited to individuals residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    About the Governors Celebration of Innovation

    The Governors Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Clusters 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Associations 10-year Celebration of Innovation. With the addition of the Governors support, the Governors Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governors Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. For more information visit

    About Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Councils vision is for Arizona to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life possible. The Councils mission is to drive partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizonas technology community. The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications. The Arizona Technology Council is the largest member-driven technology association in the state. The Arizona Technology Council represents the interests of over 35,000 employees across more than 500 of the leading technology companies their support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizonas technology community. Donna Kent was named president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council in November 2005. Along with Ms. Kent, the organization is led by Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive, Todd Bankofier, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit

    About Arizona Department of Commerce

    Collaborating with economic development partners statewide, the Arizona Department of Commerce works to create jobs, expand the tax base, increase per capita income and promote a globally competitive business environment. The agency provides reliable information and research, community assistance, targeted business attraction and development coupled with strategic workforce development. Nationally and internationally, the Department of Commerce promotes Arizona assets: a growing, high-tech workforce; competitive operating environment; easy access to major markets; affordable, available real estate; reliable utilities; abundant natural resources and an unmatched quality of life. For more information, visit

    City of Mesa to host Arizona Planning Association Conference by quotes
    September 26, 2006, 6:45 pm
    Filed under: City of Mesa, City of Phoenix News, Mesa | Tags: , ,

    City of Mesa to host Arizona Planning Association Conference
    The City of Mesa will host the 2006 Arizona Planning Association
    Conference, “Building Successful Partnerships,” Sept 27-29.  Over 360=
    planning professionals have signed up for the three-day event, which will=
    kick-off with an opening reception at the Mesa Art Center.
    “As planners in Arizona, we work hard everyday on both short-term =

    goals and long-term visions to build successful partnerships among variou=
    groups or stakeholders.  In response to this, we are partnering with othe=
    East Valley cities to offer a well-rounded conference filled with thought=
    provoking sessions,” said Vice President, 2006 Arizona Planning
    Association Conference, Wahid Alam.
    A Pre-Conference Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Sept will
    present an in-depth look at conflict resolution by Lance Decker, author o=
    the book “Over My Dead Body.”  Several other mobile workshops also ar=
    planned that will showcase successful partnerships in and around Mesa.
    For more information on the 2006 Arizona Planning Association
    Conference, visit

    Inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Loft Tour by quotes

    Here is an interesting E-mail we got inviting us to tour the new Downtown Phoenix homes and lofts.

    Inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Loft Tour

    The inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Lof Tour is
    Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    As promised, each day this week we will release details of
    homes on the tour. Here are a few to whet your appetite!

    Tickets are $20 and include admission to the Urban Affair … purchase them here.

    >>> Stadium Lofts at Buchanan and 2nd Street was a pioneering development in downtown’s warehouse district back in 2003.

    Just two blocks south of the then American West Arena, the 4-story brick building was considered to be in the middle of nowhere. And now? The Summit at Copper Square condo tower is under construction and Jackson St is prepping for a $400 million makeover.

    Stadium Lofts consists of 31 units ranging in size from 1,200 to over 2,000 square feet. Ten to 22-foot ceiling heights give way to city views. Spiral ductwork and exposed brick walls are coupled with granite countertops and wood floors.

    >>> The “Willetta 9” residences are on Willetta near 7th Street and were designed by architect Michael Underhill.

    “This urban loft floor plan is unique with European kitchens and many modern details. Convenient elements include private garages, private yards and studio spaces. Creative flex spaces can conform to your needs. Concrete floors, beam ceilings, modern bathroom design, and contemporary kitchens are some of the perfect finishing touches.” ~

    A 1,100 square foot, one bedroom, one bath unit is now on the market for $365,000.

    >>> Palm Lane Lofts at 325 East Palm Lane were built in 2004 by architect Ian Baldinger. Units originally started selling at $400,000 and are now selling-if you can get one-around $650,000 (or $430/SF).

    The 3-story row homes boast cherry Italian cabinets by Diemme, black granite countertops, designer appliances by Bosch, fixtures by Danze, and “expressive aluminum and steel” details.

    “Great architecture inside and out.” ~ selection committee comments

    >>> Unique to the tour is a single family bungalow just off Roosevelt Row-the burgeoning arts/retail and live/work corridor north of Copper Square.  The modest studio/gallery at 918 North 6th Street is shared by a young couple who live the artiste’s life we all partake of once per month on First Fridays.

    “Gallery space worth seeing, great art and workshop area.” ~ selection committee

    This bus stop along the Tour includes an Artisan Village live/work condo as well as all the retailers along Roosevelt Row. Don’t miss this one!

    Tomorrow: “Only at Orpheum”
    Five stunning units in the exquisitely restored and renovated art deco Orpheum Lofts at 114 West Adams.

    Wednesday: “All About Artisan”
    We will feature the three uber-urban projects of developer Eric Brown: Artisan Village, Artisan Parkview, and Artisan Lofts on Central.

    Thursday: “Four for the Future” will feature four projects currently under construction: 44 Monroe, Portland Place (at left), the Studios @ 636, and the new Phoenix Convention Center, the home of Urban Affair.

    And Friday’s finale? What’s a house tour without a dramatic ending?

    An iconic retail landmark is changing hands … what will become of My Florist now that Mr. Lacy has sold the building? What will become of Willow Bread? And the cafe/restaurant?

    Don’t fret just yet … Mr. Lacy has generously agreed to be stop #6 on the Tour! His flawlessly decorated loft above the restaurant is an absolute MUST SEE!

    Women’s Economic Forum Offers Steps to Increase Earning Power by quotes

     Women’s Economic Forum Offers Steps to Increase Earning Power

    “Women Talk: Money and More!” is the topic of a Women’s Economic Forum from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Phoenix College, John Paul Theatre, 1202 W. Thomas Road.

    The free event will provide a forum for women to learn about personal economic growth and development. Panelists will offer presentations on current civil rights issues impacting women, personal safety awareness, mental and physical health for the working mom, guiding students toward a life of connectedness, and defining retirement dreams and retiring to something rather than from something.

    The panel discussion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists include Virginia Herrera-Gonzales, chief counsel, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division; Commander Jeri Williams, Phoenix Police Department; Nina Mares, personal and career counselor, GateWay Community College; and Laura Wagner, platinum financial advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. The panel moderator is Cristina K. Munoz, community relations/business development manager, West & Southwest Business Units, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

    The commission in partnership with the National Association of Commissions for Women “Healthy Bones Program” will offer a free osteoporosis screening and educational information from 10:30 a.m. to l:30 p.m. as part of a national initiative to raise awareness of the risk to women of osteoporosis, the silent disease.

    The forum is sponsored by the Phoenix Women’s Commission and the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department in partnership with Phoenix College and Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 602-261-8242 or 602-534-1557/TTY by Oct. 4.

    Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria to Highlight the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference by quotes

     Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria to Highlight the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference

    The Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) is hosting the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference on Oct. 12-13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The two-day conference, supported by the city of Phoenix, is the largest gathering of Latinas in the country and will provide leadership and professional development to more than 2,000 participants while raising funds for college scholarships to benefit Latinas. The conference kicks-off Oct. 12 with a Youth Leadership Conference targeting approximately 400 local area school students.

    The event will feature a corporate luncheon on Friday, Oct. 13. The luncheon will honor three dynamic Latinas: Eva Longoria, Julie Stav and Maria Marin.

    Qwest Communications is sponsoring a special appearance Friday, Oct.13 featuring the guest of honor and the Latina Visionary and Community Empowerment award recipient, actress Eva Longoria, star of the mega hit Desperate Housewives. “I am honored to be part of this important conference that educates and improves the lives of Latinas,” said Longoria. “We are committed to the Hispanic community and are very proud to bring successful Latina Eva Longoria,” said Hector Placencia, director of Hispanic marketing for Qwest.

    This year, State Farm Insurance Co., will present the conference honorary luncheon chair and international financial expert Julie Stav. She is the founder and owner of Retirement Benefit Systems, a financial planning firm, and Julie Stav Inc., an educational communications company. She is also an author, host of a daily radio show and a featured guest on the ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Univision and Telemundo networks.

    Maria Marin will receive this year’s Latina Excellence Award for her successful career and contributions to the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. She is considered one of the leading motivational trainers in the world on the subject of “Personal Empowerment” and “The Art of Negotiation.” Marín is a national newspaper columnist, who writes on personal growth topics for women. Her column “Mujer Sin Límite,” (Women Without Limits) is published weekly in the top markets throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

    “Latina Power: The Billion Dollar Market” is this year’s conference theme. “It celebrates and recognizes our strong and important financial contributions to society,” said Alexis Parra, conference chairwoman. The conference will highlight influential Latinas who will share their stories of success. There also will be a series of workshops on financial planning, professional development, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

    “The National Hispanic Women’s Conference serves as a source of inspiration, empowerment, and wealth building, both personally and professionally,” said Linda Mazon-Gutierrez, president of the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. This year more than 45 scholarships will be awarded to students locally and nationally ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. This year’s scholarship winners will be majoring in business, engineering, nursing, liberal arts, education, medicine and the sciences.

    The conference also will host a two-day Latina Art and Cultural Exhibit, an Expo Center, and will present a unique and colorful Dillard’s and Latino Future Fashion Show and Reception on Oct. 13.

    Key sponsors for the conference include: APS, Arvizu Advertising & Promotions, Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Tobacco Education and Prevention, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Canyon Ranch Resort, Cox Communications, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and UAW Delphi, La Voz, Maricopa County Community Colleges, Prensa Hispana, Qwest, State Farm Insurance Co., Univision, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Wells Fargo, The Arizona Republic, and 12 News.

    The Hispanic Women’s Corporation was founded in 1981 and is a model organization, recognized as a 501 © (3) nonprofit corporation known for being a proactive leader in the development of Hispanic women. HWC empowers women through its commitment to the culture by promoting higher education, community involvement, professional advancement and leadership development for the improvement of Latinas’ cultural quality of life. For more information on the HWC, registration or to purchase tickets to the fashion show, please visit

    Phoenix Parks Taking Applications for APS Electric Light Parade by quotes

     Phoenix Parks Taking Applications for APS Electric Light Parade

    Though temperatures have only just started to drop, organizers for the APS Electric Light Parade already are accepting applications to participate in the Dec. 2 holiday gala.

    The theme for the 2006 parade is “Southwest Holiday Traditions.” The APS Electric Light Parade is the biggest attraction of the annual APS Fiesta of Light series of holiday events. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department currently is accepting applications from group and organization motorized floats, custom helium parade balloons, performance groups and marching bands. Entry fees range from no charge up to $400.

    The parade gets under way at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, on Central Avenue at Montebello (just south of Bethany Home Road). The 2006 parade will head south on Central Avenue to Camelback Road, where it will turn east to Seventh Street, where it will turn south and end at Indian School Road.

    Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the parade route each year to enjoy the amazing spectacle of lighted floats, performance groups and the sights-and-sounds of the holidays.

    Groups or individuals interested in participating can find comprehensive registration information and submit an application online at or they can call 602-262-4627. Parks staff will accept registration applications until Nov. 3 or until a total of 80 entries have been accepted.

    Source: Phoenix Arizona East Valley City News