Phoenix Arizona

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 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

Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat by quotes

 Tips to Stay Safe in the HeatCommunity Information & Referral

or Call: (602) 263-8856

As temperatures begin to rise well over 100 degrees, the city of Phoenix Emergency Management Program, in cooperation with the state, Maricopa County, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations, is prepared to take action to ensure the safety of its residents.Both the Fire and Police departments will respond to heat emergencies and provide water during extreme heat warnings. The Human Services Department is offering heat stress training seminars for its meal delivery aides, minibus operators and caseworkers for seniors who come in contact with the elderly.

“The best advice we can give to residents is to stay hydrated, especially when you go outside during the day. And please keep a special eye on your neighbors, particularly the elderly,” said Mayor Phil Gordon.“Phoenix also is working closely with nonprofit and faith-based organizations that are helping with outreach efforts to the homeless,” he said.

DonationsThrough the city’s annual Summer Respite Program, the public is asked to donate unopened water bottles, sunscreen, new underwear, white socks, white T-shirts and prepackaged snack items that will be distributed to the homeless. Tax-deductible donations may be delivered to the city’s four Family Services Centers: Travis L. Williams, 4732 S. Central Ave., 602-534-4732; John F. Long, 3454 N. 51st Ave., 602-262-6510; Central Phoenix, 1250 S. Seventh Ave., 602-534-1250; and Sunnyslope, 914 W. Hatcher Road, 602-495-5229. The centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The city partners with 10 local homeless outreach teams to distribute these items. They include Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, Stand Up for Kids, Community Bridges, HomeBase Youth Services, Connection to Care Team, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, Health Care for the Homeless, TERROS, Southwest Behavioral Health Service PATH Outreach and US Vets.City staff is working with faith-based organizations in the metropolitan area to provide heat assistance in the areas of hydration and respite efforts and wellness checks. They will help collect, store and distribute bottled water; provide a cool, safe place for people to escape the heat; and check on the elderly and disabled to make sure they have access to cool and safe places. City staff is providing training and information to these volunteers. Any faith-based organizations interested in assisting can call 602-262-4520.

St. Mary’s Food Bank also will assist the city in storing large quantities of water during the summer months. Any company or group interested in donating water or contributing funds to buy water can call the Human Services Department at 602-262-4520.The Human Services Campus Day Resource Center will provide services and respite for homeless individuals in downtown Phoenix. The Phoenix Rescue Mission will offer day respite, meals and shelter at its 35th Avenue location and United Methodist Outreach Ministries will provide additional day and night shelter for women and families. Residents needing further information about these services can call Community Information and Referral at 602-263-8856.

Tips to keep cool and healthy during times of extreme heatEven healthy people should take it easy during extremely high temperatures, and those with respiratory and other health problems must be especially careful. Stay out of the sun as much as possible. Drink extra fluids, but avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can cause dehydration. The best ways to prevent a sun stress emergency are:

  • Drink before you’re thirsty and drink often.Eat a healthy diet.

  • Wear a hat or cap, keep the neck covered and wear loose fitting clothing. The greatest amount of heat loss from the body occurs at the head. This is why it is important to wear a hat or cap in the sun.
  • If you can, work in the cool hours of the day or evening.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, heat-related injuries fall into three major categories:

  • Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that occur when the body loses electrolytes during profuse sweating or when inadequate electrolytes are taken into the body. They usually begin in the arms, legs or abdomen, and often precede heat exhaustion. Treatment for heat cramps is to rest in the shade, get near a fan, spray the person with water and massage the cramp.
  • Heat exhaustion is a medical emergency. When a person is suffering from heat exhaustion, they will perspire profusely and most likely will be pale. It is best treated by taking the patient to a cool place, applying cool compresses, elevating the feet and giving the patient fluids.
  • Heatstroke is the worst heat-related injury. The brain has lost its ability to regulate body temperature. The patient will be hot, reddish and warm to the touch. Their temperature will be markedly high and there will be no perspiration. This is a medical emergency: call 9-1-1. The emergency care of heatstroke is to cool the body as quickly as possible. One of the best methods for cooling the body during a heat emergency is to wrap the patient in cool, wet sheets.

Tips to avoid heat related illness:

  • Never leave infants, children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Increase fluid intake, regardless of activity level. Don’t wait until thirsty to drink fluids; drink more liquid than one’s thirst indicates.
  • Avoid “heat hangover.” Continue to drink fluids even after strenuous activity. This will enable the body to maintain optimum hydration, and help prevent the after effects of heat exposure such as headaches and fatigue.
  • Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or large amounts of sugar as they dehydrate the body.
  • Avoid very cold beverages as they cause stomach cramps.
  • Limit exercise or outdoor activity between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun is at its peak intensity. If active during this time frame, drink a minimum of 16 to 32 ounces of water each hour.
  • Some medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may increase the risk of heat related illness. Consult your physician if you have questions.
  • Take advantage of free air conditioning! Visit shopping malls, movie theaters or the library to escape the heat for a few hours.

Outdoor protection:

  • When outdoors, wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF15. Apply at least 30 minutes prior to going outdoors and re-apply as necessary.
  • Rest frequently in shady areas so that the body’s temperature has a chance to recover.
  • If unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, gradually increase the pace and limit exercise or work time.


  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.
  • Use a wide-brimmed hat to provide shade and keep the head cool.
  • Take special precaution with infants and young children by dressing them in loose, cool clothing and shading their heads

Cars and HeatWhen temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, even with a window partially open, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and up to 150 degrees in 15 minutes. In these conditions, children can die very quickly – in a matter of minutes. Infants and small children are particularly vulnerable due to their body configurations. The younger the child, the faster the onset of heatstroke and dehydration.

  • 75 percent of the temperature rise occurs within five minutes of closing and leaving the car.
  • 90 percent of the temperature rise occurs within 15 minutes.
  • Dark colored cars reach slightly higher temperatures than light colored cars.
  • The greater the amount of glass in the car (hatchbacks, etc.) the faster the rise in temperature.
  • Larger cars heat up just as fast as smaller cars.
  • Having the windows down even one inch causes only a slight temperature drop.

Additional Information

Summer Fitness Classes by quotes

Summer Fitness Classes

TEMPE, Ariz. – Do you need help fitting into that new summer bathing suit or just looking to tone up before the summer ends? Fitness classes are available that will help you reach those goals at Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe. Low impact to high impact, circuit training and yoga, we have it all. Improve your flexibility, strengthen and tone your muscles and increase your cardiovascular system. There is something for everyone and all fitness levels are welcome. Advance registration and payment is required.

Classes are offered from July 16 through Aug. 24.

For more information call 480-350-5211, or register online at

Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice by quotes

 Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice

Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., will celebrate the summer solstice Thursday, June 21, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with Irish and Scottish music performed by Rich Bailey followed by a noon talk by architect Will Bruder, who designed the library.

The event takes place in the Great Reading Room on the fifth floor, which was designed with the summer solstice in mind. On the first day of summer the sun is at its highest path through the sky and the day is the longest.

As the solstice unfolds, light and shadows will move across the walls on the fifth floor through the skylights, and sunlight will illuminate the room’s tapered columns.

For more information, call 602-534-0603 or visit

City of Mesa Summer Programs by quotes
June 13, 2007, 5:26 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Events, Mesa, Parks, Parks and Recreation, Summer | Tags: ,

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, or call 480-644-5300.





For Independence Day, many people head for the hills or the beach planning picnics, fireworks and fun.  For those of us staying in town for the 4th of July holiday, Scottsdale Job Network offers the opportunity for fun networking!

Scottsdale Job Network is planning a Beach Party (without the ocean) at the Tuesday, July 3 meeting, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Members are encouraged to leave business attire at home.  Arrive early (9 AM) for networking and socializing–come dressed in casual clothes.  Shorts, sun dresses, floral shirts, patriotic colors, plus sun glasses and straw hats are the preferred dress code!


Stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch (no charge and donations accepted) and more networking-socializing!
Meeting presentation:

Eric Walton, Chief Operating Officer
Camisa Technologies and SJN Board Member

Post Interview Strategies:  What Next?

This meeting will provide you with practical tools and techniques to follow up after all types of interviews. You’ll learn how to write quality thank you notes, and ways to communicate them. During the session we will practice follow-up discussions and other techniques designed to keep the employer interested, how to stand out among all the other interviewees, and how to get the job.

For more information:




Voice mail:        (480) 513-1491


About Scottsdale Job Network

The Scottsdale Job Network is a non-ecumenical group of community-minded business, government, education and non-profit professionals who volunteer their skills, experience and time to support the job and career transitions of others.  Membership is open to people who are unemployed or under-employed, and those who are willing to network, share their skills and help others. 

VisionScottsdale Job Network (SJN) is the premier career transition support group in the Valley.  

Mission: Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) provides low or no cost basic training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.

Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video by quotes

 Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video

March is “Teen Tech Month” at Phoenix Public Library. A highlight of this first-ever observance is a video contest to promote the library’s summer reading program for teens.

Valley teens between 12 and 18 may enter by submitting a script and thumbnail sketches that illustrate the summer reading theme, “Read Your {?#@} Off.” The city’s youth and education channel, know99, will produce a one- to two-minute video based on the winning script and sketches.

The deadline for submissions is March 16. Entries can be delivered or mailed to any city library or Teen Central at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The winning video will be shown on know99 and YouTube.

Meanwhile, special programs are planned at Phoenix libraries in conjunction with the month.

For a list of events and library locations, visit or call 602-495-5114.

Who Says You Can’t Have Fun In Ahwatukee? by quotes

 Ahwatukee Foothills Comedy ClubPresents “Who Says You Can’t Have Fun In Ahwatukee?”

Aug 18, 2006 (doors open at 6.30PM – Show Starts 7-ish)

Best Western Grace Inn Hotel

10831 S 51st St Phoenix, AZ 85044 Click here for map


Ken Kaz


Kelly Hunt


        Jeremy Scott

Laughter 100% guaranteed.

Laughter transcends all languages and cultures – Laughter is healing

Ahwatukee Comedy Club is the club for those who enjoy great entertainment, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great fun and clean jokes**

Advance Tickets only $12.00 ($15 at the door) incl. snack buffet (Ahwatukee chips freshly made – at location!) and succulent salsa. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who you think would like to laugh!

**) Jokes cleaned by  Producer: Tom Grayson – Int’l House of Comedy

Clean Regards,
Anders Berg / Public Relation & Joke Cleaning Dept

City of Tempe and local school districts hold eighth annual Walk to by quotes
August 3, 2006, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Arizona, City of Tempe News, Education, Events, Family, K-12 Schools, Schools, Summer, Tempe, Youth | Tags: , ,

City of Tempe and local school districts hold eighth annual Walk to
School event Oct. 4


TEMPE, Ariz.- Thousands of children and parents will take part in
Tempe’s eighth annual Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Students
and parents at participating Tempe schools will walk to school between
6:30 and 8:15 a.m. to promote community involvement and a healthier


Walk to School Day celebration activities will be held at the following

*        Aguilar Elementary (5800 S. Forest Ave., Tempe) at 8:25 a.m.

*        Arredondo Elementary (1330 E. Carson Drive, Tempe) at 8 a.m.

*        Connolly Middle (2002 E. Concorda Drive, Tempe) at 7 a.m.

*        Fuller Elementary (1975 E. Cornell Drive, Tempe) at 8 a.m.

*        Holdeman Elementary (1326 W. 18th St., Tempe) 8 a.m.

*        Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary (50 E. Knox Road, Tempe) at
7:15 a.m.

*        Kyrene de los Ninos Elementary (1330 E. Dava Drive, Tempe) at
7:15 a.m.

*        Laird Elementary (1500 N. Scovel St., Tempe) at 8:25 a.m.

*        Nevitt Elementary (4525 E. Saint Anne St., Phoenix) at 8 a.m.

*        Scales Elementary (1115 W. 5th St., Tempe) at 7:45 a.m.

*        Thew Elementary (2130 E. Howe Ave., Tempe) at 8:15 a.m.

*        Wood Elementary (727 W. Cornell Drive, Tempe) at 7:45 a.m.


Tempe City Councilmembers, Tempe and Kyrene elementary school board
members and other officials will join with students and parents to
celebrate walking and to plant trees. This demonstration will show how
trees make walking more pleasant and help the environment. Following the
tree planting ceremony at each school, students and parents will enjoy
free breakfast.  Sponsors for the event include Tempe in Motion, Tempe
Elementary Schools, Kyrene School District 28, IKEA and Bashas’.


For more information on Walk to School Day, call the city of Tempe
transit office, Tempe in Motion, at (480) 350-2775 or visit

Homeless Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer by quotes

 Homeless Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer

Homeless Hotline  (602) 263-8845

When the temperatures soar and the hot summer days are upon us, many homeless people who live on the streets do not have their basic needs met.

The city of Phoenix is asking people to donate only the following items – unopened water bottles, sunscreen, new underwear, white socks, white T-shirts and prepackaged snack items such as individually wrapped cookies and crackers – that will be distributed to the homeless. Cash or check donations to supplement the donated items also are welcomed. The program runs until Aug. 31.

Tax-deductible donations may be delivered to the city’s four Family Services Centers: Travis L. Williams, 4732 S. Central Ave., 602-534-4732; John F. Long, 3454 N. 51st Ave., 602-262-6510; Central Phoenix, 1250 S. Seventh Ave., 602-534-1250; and Sunnyslope, 914 W. Hatcher Road, 602-495-5229. The centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The donated items are distributed by local homeless outreach teams from Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, HomeBase Youth Services, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, Health Care for the Homeless, Terros and Southwest Behavioral Health Service PATH Outreach.