The students of Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori brought in their change for the school’s Love Light Banks in each classroom. The school used this money and matched the amount to buy toys during the holidays. They donated 90 toys to the Salvation Army for children whose families needed help for the holidays.
It’s hard to deny the magical feeling of Christmas when surrounded by sparkling decorations, the smell of warm turkey and a dozen beautiful ballerinas dressed in their holiday best and smiling and laughing together.
The Pecos Community Center will be offering a college workshop, “An Introduction to the College Planning Jungle,” for individuals interested in getting information on how to go about planning for college, from 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., Classroom 2.
The Pecos Community Center will be offering a college workshop, entitled “An Introduction to the College Planning Jungle,” for individuals interested in getting information on how to go about planning for college, from 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., classroom No. 2.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit organization serving the community, has opened the doors to its new “state-of-the-art” Team Ortho Youth and Teen Center, giving the children in the community an entertaining place to visit after school.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St. On the agenda is a City Council update from District 6 and an update on the South Mountain Freeway Citizens Advisory Team. For more information, visit phoenix.gov.
The Phoenix City Council will vote on the final draft of the city’s 2013-14 budget, which includes new efficiencies in the city’s public information office, parks and public transit, on May 21 but Councilman Sal DiCiccio says the city could have increased even more services if staff didn’t get any raises or bonuses.
Registration opens April 27 at 10:30 a.m. for Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department summer programs including full-day supervised recreation programs at 13 sites to keep kids engaged, active and safe over the summer break. The full-day programs will start June 3 and run through the end of July. In addition to the full-day programs, centers also are offering a large selection of general interest classes and sports programs. Many smaller centers also are offering free, drop-in programs during the summer.
The Desert Vista boys basketball team will spend Saturday morning at the Chandler food bank at the Chandler Community Christian Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The players will help prepare and serve food.
There still is plenty of time to register for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s full schedule of winter/spring 2012-13 classes and sports programs. In addition to its popular general interest classes, the department also is offering an expanded selection of youth sports programs and leagues. The department’s sports leagues and clinics are designed as a low-cost way to introduce kids to organized sports in a fun environment in which everyone plays. Sports leagues and clinics are available throughout the city. Registration is available online from the Classes and Programs link at phoenix.gov/parks.
The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is hosting an open house that will feature available move-in ready homes available for purchase from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.
There are two indoor pickleball courts at the Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., in Ahwatukee Foothills. Balls and extra paddles are available at the center and availability includes Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no cost if you join the center for $10 a year.
AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program offers free presentations on the inner workings of Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act to community centers and other groups across the state.