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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:43 pm | Updated: 11:14 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Mayoral candidates to square off

Community Council of Scottsdale is sponsoring a mayoral candidate forum 7 p.m. Thursday at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

Mayoral candidates to square off

Community Council of Scottsdale is sponsoring a mayoral candidate forum 7 p.m. Thursday at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

The candidates are Mayor Mary Manross, Jim Lane and John Washington.

Mastro to discuss development plans

Oliver Mastro will discuss his company’s plans for a commercial development at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Dove Valley at the next meeting of the Coalition of Pinnacle Peak 7 p.m. Thursday at the Legend Trail Community Center, 34575 N. Legend Trail Parkway.

Also, acting City Manager John Little will discuss his views and plans for Scottsdale. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Charity to honor foster children

The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation will hold a free luncheon Thursday to honor local foster children who are excelling in personal and academic growth and to recognize the recipient of this year’s Robert Pierson Award.

The luncheon will be Thursday at Paradise Valley Country Club, 7101 N. Tatum Blvd. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will be noon to 2 p.m.

The program will feature a complimentary lunch, entertainment, awards presentations and speakers from the board of directors.

For reservations or information, call Raoul Sauda, (602) 252-9445, e-mail affcf@qwest.net or visit www.affcf.org.

Learn more about McDowell preserve

A free discussion series to help participants understand the remarkable environment that is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is 6 p.m. every Thursday in May, June and July in various rooms at Scottsdale Community College.

The series features experts offering ideas and theories on the conservation, sustainability and science of the Sonoran Desert.

Bring a brown-bag dinner; beverages and cookies will be provided.

The series is presented by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Arizona State University, Center for Urban and Native Wildlife and the city of Scottsdale.

For more information on individual presentations and to register, call (480) 998-7971, Ext. 105, or visit www.mcdowellsonoran.org.

Singers sought for chorale auditions

Sonoran Desert Chorale will hold auditions this month for the 2008-09 season. To schedule an audition, call (480) 892-1094 or e-mail auditions@sonorandesertchorale.org.

For general information about the Sonoran Desert Chorale visit www.sonorandesertchorale.org.

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