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Phoenix Voters Approve Parks and Preserve Measure by quotes

 Phoenix Voters Approve Parks and Preserve Measure

Phoenix voters today approved the extension of a sales tax for parks and preserves.

In unofficial results, a total of 89,612 votes, or 83 percent, were cast in favor of the proposition, while 18,777 votes, or 17 percent, were cast against it.

The measure will continue a 1/10 of one percent sales tax voters approved in 1999 for parks and preserves improvements and land acquisition. The approved sales tax is set to expire in 30 years.

There were 108,389 votes cast in today’s election, which is about 21 percent of all registered voters in Phoenix.

For more information about the election, call the City Clerk’s Office at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or visit phoenix.gov.



Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival by azhttp

Tempe’s 30th Annual Halloween Carnival a treat for all

Families invited to the best “monster mash” in town

TEMPE, Ariz. – Don’t get spooked this Halloween! Come to one of the most

exciting and safe places in the Valley to celebrate Halloween with your

family. Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival will be Wednesday,

Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Kiwanis Community Park, 6005 S.

All-America Way (Mill Avenue and All-America Way).

Some spooktacular highlights include entertainment, food, face painting,

carnival games and a 7:30 p.m. costume contest for goblins of all ages.

Local groups will provide live entertainment.

Admission is free and is offered to Valley families as a safe alternative to

trick-or-treating. Carnival tickets are 25 cents each, and proceeds will

benefit non-profit groups around the state.

More than 5,000 families are expected to attend this year’s event, and Tempe

hopes that number will grow even more in the years to come.

For more information visit www.tempe.gov/events or call the City of Tempe

Parks and Recreation Office at 480-350-5200. Text telephone/TDD is available

at 480-350-5050.



Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists. 

Sept. 18 to Oct. 18 – Artists of the Black Community
Members of the Artists of the Black Community (ABC) will exhibit their diverse works showcasing Family. Local Black artists founded the ABC 30 years ago to promote and support the work of Black artists in Arizona. Bob Martin will exhibit his paintings that focus on relationships in the front gallery. An opening night reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. There will be live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists.
 
Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit phoenix.gov/shemer or call 602-262-4727.



Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall ExhibitsThe Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists.7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 – ART Speak
The public is invited to meet and mingle with the artists from Re-Visions, Brent Adrian, Becky Chader, Alex Kutchins, Damon McIntyre and Kris Sanford, when they present their latest works and speak about the art that influences them in the studio. The Re-Visions Exhibit will feature solo artist Tawni Shuler. Light refreshments will be served at this free event and there will be ample time for audience questions.

Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit phoenix.gov/shemer or call 602-262-4727.



Kids Play Free at City 9-Holes This Summer by quotes

 Kids Play Free at City 9-Holes This Summer

All junior golfers under the age of 17 will play for FREE at any of the three Phoenix nine-hole courses this summer when accompanied by a paid adult – every day, all day. The “Kids Play Free” program will be available from June 1 through August 31 to encourage families to get out on the links with their children, enjoy the great game of golf and to promote Junior Golf in Phoenix. If only one adult is present, additional junior rounds can be purchased for $5 each (up to two additional junior rounds).

This program is an extension of the Phoenix Youth Golf Program that offers free golf lessons year-round to youngsters between the ages of 8 and 17 and the $26 Junior Play Pass good for 30 days at all Phoenix golf courses on a space-available basis.

For more information call 602-534-9919 or go online to phoenix.gov/golf. The “Kids Play Free” Program is being offered at all three city of Phoenix Par 3 nine-hole golf courses:

Aguila Par 3, 8440 S. 35th Ave., 602-237-9601

Encanto Short 9, 2300 N. 17th Ave., 602- 262-6870

Palo Verde, 6215 N. 15th Ave., 602-249-9930



City of Tempe Independence Day schedule by quotes

City of Tempe Independence Day schedule

TEMPE, Ariz. – In observance of Independence Day, the City of Tempe will close all administrative offices on Wednesday, July 4.

Emergency services will be unaffected by the holiday, and residential and commercial recycling/solid waste collection will take place under normal operating hours.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Tempe Town Lake and its surrounding parks will be open from 4-11 p.m. as US Airways presents the CBS 5 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival. The Town Lake Operations Center will be closed. Kiwanis Recreation Center,

6111 S. All-America Way, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. (480-350-5201 or 480-350-5711). Tempe Beach Park Splash Playground, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, will be closed (480-350-8625). The Jaycee Splash Playground, 715 W. 5th St., will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

(480-350-5200). The Clark Park Swimming Pool, 1730 S. Roosevelt St., will be open from 1-5 p.m. (480-350-5203). The McClintock Swimming Pool, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr., will be open from 1-5 p.m. (480-350-5202).

LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTERS

The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5500). The Tempe Historical Society Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5100). The Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, 3340 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5287).

COMMUNITY CENTERS

The Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St., will be open from noon to 6 p.m., and the center’s pool will be open from 1-5 p.m.

(480-350-5858). The Westside Community Center, 715 W. 5th St., will be closed (480-858-2400). The Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5211). The North Tempe Multigenerational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath., will be closed (480-858-6500).

GOLF COURSES

The Ken McDonald Golf Course, 800 E. Divot Dr., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5250). The Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5275).



City of Mesa Summer Programs by quotes
June 13, 2007, 5:26 pm
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Mesa summer programs still have openings

        School is out and summer is here; the City of Mesa’s Parks and Recreation Department has plenty of youth programs to help avoid those summer doldrums.
        Openings are still available in several popular summer activities, including Boredom Busters and Summer Adventure programs. Both are aimed at children entering first through sixth grades and offer a variety of educational and recreational opportunities including games, crafts, movies, speakers, field trips and daily swimming:
        Boredom Busters                                Summer Adventure
        Monday-Thursday                                Monday-Friday
        1:00 PM-5:30 PM                                7:00 AM-6:00 PM
 Children are broken into age appropriate groups and the camps are held at various locations in the city.
        There are also openings in Kidz Zone, a summer drop-in recreation program at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center designed for kids 6-13.  Throughout the day, kids will participate in arts and crafts, cooking activities, climbing the rock wall and more.  Teen Summer Adventures program is available for teens entering seventh through ninth grades, takes place each Friday, and includes trips to such local attractions such as IMAX theatre, Skateland, Sunsplash and others.
        The City’s indoor and outdoor soccer camps, which run from June 25- July 19, still have openings. There are three camps open for boys and girls in grades one through 12, which will help young athletes develop fundamental skills, learn drills and understand game rules.
        A weight training camp will also be held the week of June 25th, and is designed for seventh through ninth graders interested in learning age-appropriate techniques for weight training.
        Interested being part of a team? The dive, water polo, synchronized swim and recreational swim teams are still accepting applications for their respective squads.  Swim lessons are also available through out the summer.
        All Parks and Recreation programs are listed in the Time Out publication, distributed seasonally.  For more information on these programs and others available, please visit http://www.cityofmesa.org/parksrec, or call 480-644-5300.