Phoenix Arizona


Public reception celebrates Animal Instinct by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to a free reception celebrating the

opening of “Animal Instinct,” a family-oriented art exhibition featuring

two- and three-dimensional animal-themed works, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov.

27 in the Tempe Community Gallery, Lower Level Library, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

Refreshments and cookies will be served, and children will be entertained by

a story time reading about animals.

The Animal Instinct exhibition is on display through Feb. 3 and is a program

of the city of Tempe Cultural Services Division.

Library hours (Closed on city-observed holidays)

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

For information, visit http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/Library.htm

or call 480/350-2867.



Walk to School by azhttp

City of Tempe and local school districts hold ninth annual Walk to School

event Oct. 3

TEMPE, Ariz.- Thousands of children and parents will take part in Tempe’s

ninth annual Walk to School Day on Oct. 3 and then participate in tree

planting ceremonies to commemorate the event. 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 environment.

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

schools:

* Aguilar Elementary (5800 S. Forest Ave., Tempe) at 8:20 a.m.

* Arredondo Elementary (1330 E. Carson Drive, Tempe) at 7:55 a.m.

* Broadmor Elementary (311 E. Aepli Drive, Tempe) at 8:20 a.m.

* Bustoz Elementary (2020 W. Carson Drive, Tempe) at 7:55 a.m.

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

* Fuller Elementary (1975 E. Cornell Drive, Tempe) at 7:50 a.m.

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

* Kyrene del Norte (1331 E. Redfield Road, Tempe) at 7:15 a.m.

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

* Meyer Elementary (2615 S. Dorsey Ln., Tempe) at 7:55 a.m.

* Nevitt Elementary (4525 E. Saint Anne St., Phoenix) at 7:55 a.m.

* Thew Elementary (2130 E. Howe Ave., Tempe) at 7:55 a.m.

* Wood Elementary (727 W. Cornell Drive, Tempe) at 8:20 a.m.

City of Tempe Councilmembers, Tempe and Kyrene elementary school board

members and other officials will then join with students and parents 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 a free breakfast. Sponsors for the event include Tempe in

Motion, Tempe Elementary School District, Kyrene School District 28, IKEA

and Bashas’.

For more information on Walk to School Day, call the city of Tempe

Transportation Division, Tempe in Motion, at (480) 350-2775 or visit

www.tempe.gov/tim.



City of Phoenix Hosts Young Entrepreneur Workshop by quotes

 City of Phoenix Hosts Young Entrepreneur Workshop

Students, young business owners and active professionals are invited to attend the Young Entrepreneur Showcase, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Pulliam Auditorium.

Nationally recognized motivational speaker Allison Bell, founder and president of Embrace Today Concepts Inc., will deliver the keynote address focusing on helping young entrepreneurs improve their inner spirit, self-esteem and community service.

The workshop will provide practical advice on how to build a successful company, free resources available from the city of Phoenix and networking opportunities.

The event is free, but participants must RSVP via email for tickets. For more information, call 602-534-6877.



Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe Points of Pride by quotes

Governor Napolitano to visit Tempe points of pride

 

Tempe to highlight affordable housing, multigenerational center and
Tempe Town Lake during Governor’s city tours

 

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe will proudly showcase a few of its
latest achievements when Governor Janet Napolitano visits the city
Monday, Oct. 30.

 

Tempe will highlight its efforts to foster affordable housing, its
achievement of opening a new multigenerational center in north Tempe,
and its unprecedented economic growth at Tempe Town Lake.

 

At 3 p.m., Governor Napolitano will visit families who have moved into
affordable homes through the Newtown Community Land Trust. She also will
meet representatives from Chicanos por la Causa and other organizations,
and hear about Tempe’s plans to increase affordable housing in the city.

 

At 3:30 p.m., the Governor will tour the new North Tempe
Multigenerational Center, at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of
McKellips Road and east of Scottsdale Road. She will meet
representatives from the many organizations that operate the
30,000-square-foot facility, such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and
Maricopa County Head Start, and hear how the center will transform lives
in the community.

 

At 4 p.m., Governor Napolitano will take to the water and tour Tempe
Town Lake with Mayor Hugh Hallman, the Tempe City Council and key
business leaders. They will discuss the many development projects
underway at the lake and in the Mill Avenue District.

 

WHAT: Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe

 

WHEN: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30

 

WHERE: The tour begins at 1109 S. McKemy St., in Tempe, at 3 p.m.



Phoenix Youth Commission has Grants Available for Youth Projects by quotes

Phoenix Youth Commission has Grants Available for Youth Projects

The Phoenix Youth and Education Commission has announced a second round of funding for the Focus on Results (FOR) Youth grants.

Applicants must represent a middle or high school (public, charter or private) that serves grades 7 – 12. The school must be located in Phoenix or have more than 50 percent of the school attendance within the Phoenix city limits.

FOR grants focus on priorities identified by youth at the Phoenix Youth Town Hall, which seeks to create new or support existing activities that promote teen involvement in the community.

Schools are eligible to apply for up to $12,000.

A panel of youth and adults from the Youth and Education Commission will review the grant applications and evaluate the proposals based on project quality; active involvement of students; staff qualifications, commitment and ability to execute the project; commitment to diversity; impact on the student body; and representation of all students on campus.

Applications may be downloaded at phoenix.gov/youth/diverse.html and submitted electronically or postmarked by Nov. 27 to be eligible for spring semester activities.

For more information, call the city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office at 602-495-0314.



Phoenix Youth Offered International Experience by quotes
October 5, 2006, 12:35 am
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 Phoenix Youth Offered International Experience

If you are a sophomore or junior in high school, a Phoenix resident and interested in traveling to another country, apply for the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

The Youth Ambassador Exchange Program offers students the opportunity to visit one of Phoenix’s 10 sister cities next summer to learn more about the city and its culture through a three-week home-hosted experience. Phoenix students reciprocate and house their host brother/sister when they visit Phoenix during the same summer. Criteria for selection as a youth ambassador includes self-confidence, maturity, flexibility, leadership and good communication skills.

Phoenix Sister Cities pays half of the travel expenses between Phoenix and the selected sister city, while the remaining half is the responsibility of the students and their families. Financial assistance is available for qualified students.

Phoenix’s sister cities include Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Chengdu, China; Ennis, Ireland; Grenoble, France; Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Prague, Czech Republic; Ramat-Gan, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan.

For more information or an application, visit phoenixsistercities.org or call 602-534-3751.



Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety by quotes

Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety

Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.

Goddard will kick off the tour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a press conference at Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix. Goddard and Stanton will talk about the Get Net Safe tour events in Phoenix as well as efforts of the Phoenix Internet Crimes Task Force to track and arrest Internet predators.

Following the press conference, Goddard and Stanton will join representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for an Internet safety school assembly. Monte Vista students will participate in the assembly.

At noon that day, Goddard will keynote a U.S./Arizona Chambers of Commerce lunch where he will discuss efforts his office is making to educate Arizonans about Internet Safety. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Goddard and Stanton will participate in a parents’ forum at the Madison School District offices. The forum will feature online safety tools, information and resources from i-SAFE Inc. This forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Get Net Safe tour will feature forums on Aug. 22, 23 and 24 throughout the Valley. These forums will provide children, teens, parents, businesses and seniors with information about online safety. This tour was developed by Microsoft and 10 partner organizations to help raise awareness of computing security and Internet safety. The tour partners include AARP, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Geek Squad 24-our Computer Support Task Force, GetNetWise, i-SAFE, Microsoft, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission’s OnGuard Online, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Please visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office at www.azag.gov for more information about other events being held in the Valley. Please contact Andrea Esquer at 602-542-8019 if you have any questions about the events featuring Attorney General Terry Goddard.