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Changing Hands Outdoors – Hiking Arizona

Changing Hands Bookstore is proud to present Changing Hands Outdoors: A series of hiking events each with a unique theme to expand your mind, body and spirit. Each hike includes a sack lunch from the Wildflower Bread Company. You will be asked for a sandwich preference when making your reservation. Sign up is limited, so please call us at 480.730.0205, stop by or email for one or more of these hikes. Once you have registered for a hike, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the trail head. Ending times vary. Hikes are approximately 4-5 hours.

Family Hike
with author Robert Mesta

Robert Mesta

Saturday, March 28, 9am Author Robert Mesta leads a hike for children eight years and up (with an adult companion) to introduce kids to a whole new world – – outdoors.Robert Mesta is an ornithologist and a member of the Yaqui Tribe of southern Arizona. Mesta has spent his entire professional career working to protect, conserve, and recover threatened and endangered North American bird populations. Condor: Spirit of the Canyon is his first book.

Ages: 8+

Cost: $35 includes Condor: Spirit of the Canyon, two lunches, (one adult admission and one child). Each additional child or adult $7

Location: TBA

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Birding

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Nature Photography

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Bison Homes Celebrates one year for

Bison Museum

Anyone else planning to attend the Bison Homes Bison Museum one year anniversary party and celebration today in North Scottsdale?

Here is some information in case you had no idea that was going on.  Bison Homes is a specialty Home Builder in Arizona.

Bison Homes Bison Museum

I am going to try to get there today as well as heading over to the Sustainable Living Expo on Market Street in DC Ranch Corner of Thompson Peak Pkwy and Pima

Thank you,

Bill Austin

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Celebrate 1st Anniversary

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The Bison Western Museum will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in North Scottsdale. Festivities will include giveaways, contests, cowboy storytelling, free popcorn, candy and balloons and more.

To commemorate the one year anniversary, admission will be just $1 per visitor all day on the 18th.  In addition, the celebration will mark the official opening of the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Room exhibiting the woodcarvings of Dee Flagg.

Since opening its doors last October the Bison Western Museum has gained wide acceptance and has established itself as one of the finest collections of Western, Native American and bison memorabilia and artifacts in the country. Year two will feature a special Spirit of the Old West lecture series, a Welcome to Old Scottsdale display, Flagg family pieces previously not displayed and more.

The Bison Western Museum houses more than 30,000 pieces and features such exhibits as “Dances with Wolves” and Native American artifacts room, the Singing Buffalo Family, the Saddled Bison “photo op” and a vast assortment of bronzes, paintings and prints. The extensive Buffalo Bill exhibit includes historic photos, prints, trinkets, documents, one of his famous Sharps rifles and more.

Also highlighted is the personal collection of the Flagg family, Scottsdale’s own “first family” of Western artists. The Flagg collection contains hundreds of items from paintings to sketches, from the original Parada del Sol program cover artwork to life size wood carved figures of Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and others. In addition, the Flaggs created the artwork of the giant cowboy that has welcomed visitors to Scottsdale for over 50 years. A blow up of the original sketch is on display.

The museum is complemented by a gift shop, western library, party lounge, Western pavilion and the Bison Homes Information Center. It is located at 16641 N. 91st Street in Scottsdale, just north of West World. For more information and hours of operation please call 480-837-8700, or visit www.bisonwesternmuseum.com



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Single Moms Succeeding in College

Phoenix, Arizona – On Saturday, November 8, 2008 Helping Hands for Single Moms will celebrate the success of forty-three single moms who are pursuing a college education and financial independence. The Celebrate Success – Meet the Moms dinner will take place at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. The gala event will feature Brenda Warner (founder of First Things First and wife of Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kurt Warner) and Fay Fredricks of 12 News. Reservations can be made by calling 602/796/7875, or 602/475/1718, or online at http://www.helpsinglemoms.org/. The cost is $75 per person.

Those attending will have their hearts touched as they hear the courageous stories of single moms who are pursuing a better life for their children through educational achievement. Four moms will be honored for their recent graduation from college and successful launch of their careers as nurses and educators. A Community Service Award will be given to NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals) and Cardinals’ Charities for providing no-cost auto repair for Helping Hands’ clientele through their generous donation of in-kind labor and funds for parts.



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Update: Details of the APS Electric Light Parade

Phoenix Arizona Now Accepting Applications for 2008 APS Electric Light Parade

Though winter is months away, organizers for the APS Electric Light Parade already are accepting applications to participate in the Dec. 6 holiday gala. The theme for the 2008 parade is “Preserving a Family Holiday Tradition.” … Read more »

APS Electric Light Parade – Phoenix Arizona

The parade gets under way at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 on Central Avenue at Montebello (just south of Bethany Home Road). The parade route heads south on Central to Camelback, where it heads east to Seventh Street before turning south to the end at Indian School Road.



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Halloween Events in Arizona

Arizona Halloween Fun – Community Information & Referral helps you find the nearest haunted house, hayride, corn mazes, and other family fun events to celebrate Halloween! Please visit our website at  … Read more »

Halloween Costume & Other Contests
Family-Friendly Fun
Haunted Attractions
Hayrides & Mazes
Trick or Treating

Community Information & Referral wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!



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Way Out West Oktoberfest

It’s time for Tempe’s annual Way Out West Oktoberfest, celebrating this traditional German festival Arizona-style.  Wear your lederhosen or your shorts & flip flops. Dance the polka, or do the chicken dance.  Eat some German Bratwurst, sauerkraut and strudel, or have some pizza. Drink traditional Oktoberfest beer direct from Germany or have a good American brew!

It’s all there at Tempe’s Oktoberfest from October 3rd to 5th. Three stages of entertainment – polka, mainstream contemporary and family.



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Wrap Your Night Food, Drink and Entertainment Resources

PHOENIX, Arizona. — Local First Arizona has teamed up with ShowUp.com to bring an incredible resource to Phoenix. This tool is a very special on-line guide to downtown food, drinks and entertainment, all within walking distance of one another in the downtown area. Wrap Your Night is a great way to discover all of the great new wine bars, restaurants and cafés downtown has to offer before or after an event in the near vicinity.

With information like walking time between venue and eatery, Wrap Your Night aims not only to support and promote local businesses that would love to accommodate theater and concertgoers, but also to help the community develop a sense of cohesiveness. The guide includes 9 locations of a navigable map not unlike any other web map.

Wrap Your Night