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August 3, 2006, 5:32 pm
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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

Phoenix Arizona – City Of Phoenix News – North Mountain Visitor Center Hosts Coffee House Music Series and Morning Hike by quotes

 Phoenix Arizona – City Of Phoenix News –North Mountain Visitor Center Hosts Coffee House Music Series and Morning Hike

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 21 the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s North Mountain Visitor Center will again host the Coffee House Music Series where folks will be able to enjoy a ranger-led hike and then relax on the back patio with a cup of coffee donated by Starbucks, free refreshments provided by Trader Joe’s, live entertainment and spectacular views of the mountain preserve.

This free program will take place on the third Saturday of each month, October to April, with a one-hour interpretive hike leaving the center promptly at 8 a.m. This two to three mile hike along Trail 100 has a minimal elevation gain with gently rolling hills and sandy washes. A more challenging hike will be offered for those looking to get a cardio workout. The Coffee House Music Series will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to hikers and non-hikers. The North Mountain Visitor Center is located at 12950 N. Seventh St. (just south of Thunderbird Road). For additional information call 602-495-5540. The schedule for the 2006-07 Coffee House Music Series is below.

Oct. 21, 2006 – Talia – Jazz, pop, rock

Nov. 18, 2006 – Ron Hoyos – Acoustic rock

Dec. 16, 2006 – Guitarist Bob Plack, the Campfire Cowboy

Jan. 20, 2007 – Anthony Wakeman and Lou Gonnie – Native American flute, Navajo vocals

Feb. 17, 2007 – Tim Cole and friends – Jazz, blues, soft rock

March 17, 2007 – Cork Road Traditional Irish – Pub tunes, Irish ballads

April 21, 2007 – Jazz guitarist Pete Pancrazi