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Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:00 pm

Israeli Scouts to perform on Wednesday

 The Israeli Scouts - Friendship Caravan will be at the Chandler Center of the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., for a show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.

The Friendship Caravan is a group of five male and five female 17-year-old Tzofim (Israeli scouts) who crisscross North America each summer as emissaries, sharing their lives in Israel through song, dance and story.

The event is free, but bottled water donations will be accepted to help the needy this summer.

Seating is limited, and RSVPs are required to (480) 897-0588.


Catechism show offers anniversary deal for June

To celebrate Late Nite Catechism’s 10th year, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is       offering two tickets for the price of one to the hit comedies through the end of June. The offer is valid for both the original Late Nite Catechism, which runs on Friday evenings at 8, and Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part running Saturday evenings at 8. Both shows will go on hiatus at the end of June, returning for a limited engagement in 2011.

Originally priced at $38 each, tickets for this special two-for-one offer must be purchased through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Patron Services Box Office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787), ext. 2. Additional information about Late Nite Catechism and its show times also is available at


Special summer rental rates at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center at 1 E. Main St. in Mesa is offering special theater rental rates through Sept. 1, giving a solution for those looking for a summer booking or tour venue.

The spaces available include all four theaters, ranging in size and price. The Tom and Janet Ikeda Theater is the largest with 1,600 seats; the more intimate Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater has 550 seats; the Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse Theater can seat 200; and the Anita Cox-Farnsworth Studio Theater has 99 seats. In addition to the special prices, Mesa Arts Center will discount 50 percent off equipment fees.

Contact event services for more information at or (480) 644-6511. Mention discount:



Josh Turner live at Wild Horse Pass

Josh Turner burst onto the scene with his breakthrough album Long Black Train and since then his sultry voice has brought him a string of No. 1 hits including Your Man and Would You Go With Me. His most recent album, Haywire, features the runaway hit Why Don’t We Just Dance which became Turner’s most successful single to date when it spent its fourth consecutive week on the U.S. Country Billboard Charts.

Turner will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler.

Tickets, $33 to $93, are available at, by calling (877) 840-0457 or by visiting the resort’s gift shop.


Create your own T-shirt and make waves this summer

Artist Red Rohall will show those 12 to 18 how to add some color to their wardrobes by designing and printing a one-of-a-kind T-shirt from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Ironwood Branch Library, 4333 E Chandler Blvd.

T-shirts will be provided for the first 20 participants. Space is limited. Those interested in participating are asked to visit the library to sign up.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library and is part of the 2010 Teen Summer Reading Program - Make Waves at Your Library. 

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