Phoenix Arizona


Encanto Golf Course to Host Amputee Golf Tournament by quotes
February 27, 2007, 1:16 am
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 Encanto Golf Course to Host Amputee Golf Tournament for the First TimeThe Western Amputee Golf Association’s (WAGA) first tournament of the 2007 season will be held at the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Encanto Golf Course on Friday, April 27. This 501 C3 non-profit organization sponsors amputee golf tournaments throughout the western United States and this year’s schedule includes tournaments in Sacramento, Calif., Greely, Colo., Kent, Wash. and Antioch, Calif.

WAGA gives golfers who have lost a limb or are physically challenged the opportunity to get out and play. For those who have never played golf, but are interested in trying, they can contact the National Amputee Golf Association at 800-633-NAGA for information on learning to play golf. The city will have five SoloRider golf carts available for use at this tournament. This specially designed cart allows those golfers who have not been able to play because of a disability or mobility impairment the opportunity to once again enjoy the game.Encanto Golf Course is located at 2745 N. 15th Ave. To register for the Amputee Golf Tournament and for more information about the city’s five 18-hole and three 9-hole courses, visit online at phoenix.gov/golf or call 602-262-7334.

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Pine Towers Apartments to Receive a Makeover by quotes

 Pine Towers Apartments to Receive a Makeover Thanks to Annual Community Project The city of Phoenix Housing Department and the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) are partnering on an annual community project to make facility improvements at the Pine Towers senior housing complex.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, city Housing staff and AACM representatives will be enhancing the center courtyard area, installing six sidewalks, trimming and pruning trees and shrubbery, top dressing granite, mowing lawns and installing plants.The property receiving the community makeover is located at 2936 N. 36th St. and is owned and operated by the city of Phoenix for elderly and disabled residents.

AACM is a statewide organization, established to represent the interests of community association management companies throughout the state of Arizona and to promote professionalism in the community association management industry. Membership in AACM requires that the member firm and its representatives demonstrate the highest levels of honesty, integrity and capability to their clients, other firms, service providers and AACM. For more information about this project contact AACM at 602-743-4908.The city of Phoenix Housing Department provides and promotes diversified housing opportunities and enriches the quality of life for low -to moderate-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities by developing, managing, and subsidizing affordable housing.

The city owns approximately 3,500 units of public and other affordable housing and manages over 5,200 housing choice vouchers. These programs provide homes to more than 25,000 Phoenix residents.To learn more about the city’s housing programs, visit phoenix.gov/housing.



Exploring the Earth’s oceans is an Underwater FantaSEA by quotes
February 15, 2007, 9:34 pm
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Exploring the Earth’s oceans is an Underwater FantaSEA

The blue inviting water of oceans around the world and their colorful marine life have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history. To celebrate all there is to love about these living waters, the=

Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) presents its newest exhibit, “Underwater=

FantaSEA,” from Saturday, March 9 through July 22, 2007.

The exhibit features works by 21 artists who bring together a myriad of =

colors and mysterious creatures to take you on a journey under the sea. =

The more than 60 paintings, drawings and multimedia pieces on view all =

highlight the beauty of oceans.

Items on display include:

· Tropical underwater color photographs by Arizona artist Michael

Clivner

· Hand-made enamel on copper metalwork by Tempe artist Mary Chuduk

· Oil paintings by Deborah McMillion Nering of Phoenix, depicting

sea creatures intermixing with humans within surreal interiors

· Sculptural steel and glass sculptures by Pennsylvania artist

William Wessell, courtesy of the Textures Gallery at Artspace in Scottsdale

· Glass bead embroidered mermaids by local artist Christy Puetz

In the Art Gallery art-based activities will enhance visitors’ knowledg= e about the plants, animals and composition of the ocean.

Young artists and designers can:

· Design a custom ocean-themed collage

· Hunt for sunken treasure near a shipwreck

· Sketch an underwater scene

· Experience these living waters in our virtual ocean video

experience

· Sit in an ocean cave and enjoy a variety of books about the sea

Swim over to AMY and learn about the fish and marine mammals which we share this planet with and enjoy the FantaSEA. It will be boatloads of fu= n!

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Located at 35 N. Robson in downtown Mesa, the Arizona Museum for Youth is=

open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m.

through 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for everyone 1 year of age and over. Free=

for members and those under the age of 1.

The Arizona Museum for Youth is a fine art museum for children and families. A place to introduce your family to art, the museum hosts several changing exhibitions each year and features ArtVille, a special =

art-town for kids less than 4 years of age. As part of the exhibitions, a=

dynamic array of art classes, fun workshops and family programs are available to teach art principles and techniques. Please visit www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com or call 480.644.2468 for current informatio= n.



Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show by quotes
February 13, 2007, 4:03 pm
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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

February 12th, 2007

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona Saddles Up for 52nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo at WestWorld

Show Will See Record Number of Horses Entered This Year

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo

 Enjoy the beauty, athleticism and elegance of the more then 2,600 Arabian horses on display at the 52nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo held at WestWorld in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, February 16 – 25, 2007. For more details visit www.scottsdaleshow.com 

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona

The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), a non-profit organization, is preparing to kick off one of the largest annual horse shows in the world in Scottsdale, Arizona. The club’s 52nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo begins Friday, February 16th and runs through Sunday, February 25th. Each year, over 2,200 horses enter this event and come from points all over the world to compete for the coveted prize of Scottsdale Champion. AHAA is expecting a record number of more than 2,600 horses to arrive at the showground between now and next Friday. The previous all-time record for number of entries for the show was 2,460 horses set in 1982.



Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs by quotes

Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs

TEMPE, Ariz. – Join Arizona State University and city representatives for coffee, a visit to the museum galleries and a lively discussion about the Schwemberger photographs, currently on display in Tempe, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 S.

Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Admission is free.

Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU West Campus, and Aleta M. Ringlero, Faculty Associate, ASU Curator, Casino Arizona, will discuss the famous photographs, which make up a collection of glass plates produced between 1902 and 1908 of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo people and places.

About 40 of these historical photographs are on display through March 30 in the library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S. Rural Road, and at the Historical Museum.

About 3rd Thirstday Night Café

3rd Thirstday Night Café features presentations about a variety of topics from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month from January to April and from September to November.

For more on the Schwemberger photographs, visit http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/letter/Winter2007.pdf

<http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/letter/Winter2007.pdf> .