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Line Dance for the Health of It! by quotes
July 14, 2007, 2:57 am
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Line Dance for the Health of It!

TEMPE, Ariz. – Are you looking to change your exercise routine? Learn line dance routines put to popular music and start seeing results from this aerobic workout. Fitness measurements will be taken during each class to track your results. Classes are held at Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe beginning July 16 through Aug. 21.

All fitness levels are welcome. Advanced registration and payment is


Tempe prepares for Valley’s biggest July 4th bash by quotes

Tempe prepares for Valley’s biggest July 4th bashTips for accessing and enjoying the best party in town

TEMPE, Ariz. -Tempe Beach Park will be ready next week for the Kiwanis Club of Tempe’s 56th annual celebration of our country’s birthday as US Airways presents the CBS 5 Tempe Town Lake July 4th Festival. The event features local bands, a children’s carnival and “splash zone” area, a food court and the SRP Fireworks Spectacular, a one-hour spectacle coordinated to patriotic and classical music.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The event closes at

11 p.m.


Advance tickets are on sale for $5 at: the Town Lake Operations Center (620 N. Mill Ave.); at the city’s Parks and Recreation Office on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library (3500 S. Rural Rd.); at Kiwanis Recreation Center (6111 S. All-America Way); and at the Escalante Community Center (2150 E. Orange St.). Tickets also are available for $6 at Safeway stores or at <> . At the gate, tickets are $8 or $15 for two. Children 12 and under are free.Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, the event benefits local charities. For event details, visit <> . For traffic and bus details, visit Getting there and getting homeThe City of Tempe will make it easy for residents to get to the July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival with FREE extended bus service. Residents are encouraged to park at one of the following park-and-ride locations and ride the bus for free to the festivities:

* Tempe Library Complex, located at the southwest corner of Rural

Road and Southern Avenue (Route 72)

* Tempe Sports Complex, located on Hardy Drive just north of

Warner Road (Route 62)

* Target, located on the northeast corner of Baseline Road and

McClintock Drive (Route 81)

* Arizona Mills Mall located, on Priest Drive north of Baseline

Road near entry 1 (Routes 56, 92)

Before 3 p.m., all Tempe bus routes will run according to Sunday schedules. After 3 p.m., the following bus routes will run every 15 minutes to downtown Tempe until 8 p.m. with return service until midnight. All routes serving downtown will drop off and pick up on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive in the Tempe Center parking lot.

* 56 – Priest

* 62 – Hardy

* 66 – Mill

* 72 – Rural

* 81 – McClintock

* 92 – 48th Street/Guadalupe

Several Tempe bus routes will be detoured from 5 a.m. July 4 to 1 a.m.

July 5. Visit for bus detours, routes and scheduling. The Tempe Transit Store, 502 S. College Ave., will be closed July 4. For more information about the July 4th festival, visit <> or call 480-350-5189. For street closure information, visit ParkingFree ADA-accessible parking will be available at the US Airways parking lot on the northwest corner of Mill Ave. and 3rd St. Other lots are available at $10 per vehicle, including: ASU’s Lot 59 at Rio Salado Parkway and Rural Road; Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy; and the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. Free bicycle parking is available on the east and west sides of Tempe Beach Park.

Do not park on the north side of Tempe Town Lake if you intend to come into the event at Tempe Beach Park, since the Mill Avenue bridges will not be open for vehicles or pedestrians.

What to bring

Sealed containers of water, portable chairs and blankets are okay to bring into the event. Food, coolers, pets, skateboards, skates and bicycles are not allowed. Permitted service animals are allowed.

Wild Wednesdays event takes children to Mars by quotes

TEMPE, Ariz. – Wild Wednesdays takes a voyage to Mars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue).

Participants will discover the history of mars exploration, make a solar system and UV bead bracelet, see images of Mars topography, test their knowledge at the mysterious planet station and more.

Families looking for a cool way to spend their summer days are invited to walk-in anytime during the event and enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts, demonstrations, story times and/or music. Summer camp groups are welcome and need to reserve time in advance by calling 480-350-5100.

Remaining dates and themes

July 11

Farmers and Ranchers- learn how to twirl a rope, make your own cotton plant, see an old fashioned chuck-wagon and more.

July 18

Prickly & Wild: Desert Plants – Learn about low water use plants, view a pollination display with a matching activity and discover recipes using desert plants. Participate in a story time and demonstration featuring fascinating facts about desert plants and enjoy scavenger hunts in the courtyard and in the museum.

July 25

Time Travel: The Roaring 20s – travel back to the 1920s and learn about baseball, movies, comic strips, airplane flight, toys and more. Enjoy a DJ with 1920s music, a dance “marathon” with prizes, stories from the era, a scavenger hunt and more.

Funded in part by the Tempe Historical Society. Information:


Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk by quotes

Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk

Tempe, Ariz. – Mayor Hugh Hallman, along with Pam Goronkin of  the
Downtown Tempe Community, Mary Ann Miller of the Tempe Chamber of
Commerce and Stephanie Nowack of the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, will discuss downtown, visitors and new business at the next
Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Doors open at 7 a.m.; the
discussion begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655
E. Southern Ave.

Pam Goronkin is Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Community.  She
served on the Tempe City Council from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of
Council committees that focused on development, technology and tourism.

Mary Ann Miller is President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and community
relations.  She sits on boards for the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Rio Salado Foundation, The Center for Habilitation, and

Stephanie Nowack has been President/CEO of the Tempe Convention and
Visitors Bureau for seven years.  She has brought key events to Tempe,
including the P.F. Chang’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Ironman Arizona.
Nowack was named the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year in 2005.

Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issue-based talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.

Insight Bowl is the topic of next Let’s Talk Tempe by quotes

Insight Bowl is the topic of next Let’s Talk Tempe

Tempe, Ariz.- Mayor Hugh Hallman and guest speakers will talk about the
new Insight Bowl during Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from
7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave.

Speakers this month will be John Junker, President and CEO of the Fiesta
Bowl, and  Richard Fennessy,  President and CEO of Insight Enterprises.

 Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issues talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.