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Banner Health will host a seminar in Mesa on Oct. 4 to educate mothers and their daughters about the norms of puberty.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
Carter Lawrence of Phoenix, a Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) teen volunteer, was selected as a Youth Hero of Conservation by Field & Stream in the September issue of the magazine.
(Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun.)
This Toastmasters International chapter, exclusive to the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, boasts speaking and professional development skills. Participants can learn to become a competent communicator by expanding their speaking, listening and leadership skills from 8-9 a.m. Friday, July 18, at the First American Title Conference Room, 4435 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 100
Kohl’s Department Stores, through its Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, recently gave two Valley youths $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Brittney Johnson, 12, of Glendale and Matthew Kaplan, 16, from Phoenix were chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in their local communities.
"Green” interiors are not a new style, a preferred color choice or even a new trend. “Green” interiors means using energy-efficient, non- or low-polluting products, built with sustainable resources and can be maintained without the use of toxic cleaning products, to create interiors that are both for people and good for the environment. Why should it make a difference in our interiors and our lives? Because most people want their home to be a place where they feel comfortable, secure and at ease knowing they are living in a safe and healthy environment that is also beautiful.
The NABI Foundation, known for organizing high-profile sporting events for Native American athletes, will be kicking off the NABI Basketball Invitational July 1-5.
Banner Health will host a free seminar sponsored by Banner Health Spirit of Women to examine Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases to see how the brain and nervous system work together.
Women can get a free lesson in self defense this weekend at Mountainside Martial Arts Center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has recognized Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board President Dana Saar for his commitment to excellence in community college governance. Saar completed the ACCT’s Community College Governance Recognition Program (CCGRP) after participating in seminars and trainings about financial oversight, institutional accreditation and governance leadership.
HERE: Free seminar on green cleaning
South Mountain Community College (SMCC) Ahwatukee Center will close its doors at the beginning of July, ending a more than 15-year service to the community.
Mother’s Day has been an official U.S. holiday since 1914. It was originally started here in the U.S. by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Mother’s Day celebrations honoring mothers can be traced back to festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, by ancient Greeks and Romans. Early roots include the Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
HERE: Free real estate seminar May 10
A free seminar devoted to gluten and celiac disease is scheduled for April 29 in Chandler.
Register now for the Sales and Marketing Plan seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at First American Title, 4435 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 100.
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed Patricia Starr to the Maricopa County Superior Court. Starr has been a Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner since 2011. Prior to her appointment as commissioner, Starr served as Capital Staff Attorney for the Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Project (2008-11); Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (2005-08; 2002-03); Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (2003-05; 1993-2002); and Law Clerk to the Honorable Jefferson Lankford with the Arizona Court of Appeals (1992-93). Accordingly, her previous experience includes assisting trial judges with death penalty cases; handling insurance fraud, habeas matters, juvenile delinquency and civil commitment hearings; and representing the state in capital, criminal, juvenile and sexually violent persons appeals. Ms. Starr also has prosecuted two capital jury trials.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day, and numerous other events. This seven-day-long festival is being helmed by Jason Carney, executive director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. Carney recently spoke with the Ahwatukee Foothills News to discuss the significance of this annual celebration embracing the art of film.
Attend the Arizona Health and Fitness Expo to tap into the experts and learn about living a healthier lifestyle in every aspect. Guests will try new products, sample healthy foods, attend interactive seminars and more.
Banner Desert Medical Center is hosting a seminar to educate the public about gynecologic cancers, including the five types of women’s reproductive system cancers. The seminar will focus on recognizing possible symptoms, being aware of risk factors, how to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns, and the unique characteristics of each of the five gynecologic cancers.
Want to learn more about the growing Arizona wine industry? The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration, coming to Scottsdale Saturday, March 15, might be the thing with its tastings, educational seminars, trade show, art show and keynote address. Tickets start at $20.
HERE: Empower Parenting Series
WASHINGTON — Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?