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Sustainabilityis topic of talk
Daniel Garvey, president of Prescott College, will discuss social sustainability at 7 p.m. today at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler. He calls on audiences to imagine, then create, the future they would like to live in. For more information, see www.prescott.edu/imagine or vuu.org. The church can be reached at (480) 899-4249.
Tent-preachingmarathon winds up
Students of Thunderbird Adventist Academy in Scottsdale, affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will wind up a nine-night marathon today of outdoor tent preaching by students. One student each night since Feb. 29 has been delivering a sermon. For more information, call (480) 948-3300.
Kansas choirto perform in Gilbert
The Kansas Wesleyan University's Philharmonic Choir will perform a free concert at 5 p.m. March 15 at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, 331 S. Cooper Road. The choir from Salina, Kan., features 66 voices. For more information, call (480) 892-9166.
Financial courseplanned for Mesa
A 13-week video class, "Financial Peace University," will begin 6 p.m. March 15 at All Saints Catholic Church, 1042 S. Clancy Circle, Mesa. Families are invited to enroll and receive a kit to use for the program led via tape by Dave Ramsey, who founded the program in 1994 in Nashville, Tenn. For more information or to register, call (602) 434-8272 or e-mail email@example.com. Other information is available at www.daveramsey.com.
Youth to presentdinner show
The youth of Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, will present a mystery dinner theater show, "The Case of the Missing Professor," at 6 p.m. March 15. Tickets are $10. None will be sold at the door. For tickets, call (480) 832-2111.
Group to holdmarriage series
The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix is offering a two-part marriage training series with sessions 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. March 16 and April 13 at the bureau, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 206, Scottsdale. Cost is $120 per couple, but no one is turned away because of cost. To register or for more information, call (480) 634-8050.
Temple Kol Amito host events
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St., Phoenix, will hold two Festival of Purim celebrations. A pancake breakfast will be 8:45 a.m. March 16, followed by a free concert at 9:30 a.m. featuring Cindy Paley. A Purim Carnival will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with games, rides and food. Tickets (for 20 punches) are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Individual tickets are $1. At 6:30 p.m. March 20, the annual Purim Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel will take place. Hebrew stories will be told and a play, "Purimspiel," will be performed. Admission is free. For more information, call the temple, (480) 951-9660.
'Public healer'to conduct lectures
Ginny Luedeman, an author, "public healer" for 30 years and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will deliver two free public lectures in Tempe. Her first, "Plain Talk About Love, Sexuality and Relationships," will be held 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 22 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. Fifth St. Luedeman will speak from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 23 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1824 E. Loma Vista Drive, Tempe. Child care is provided. For more information, call (480) 820-3675 or (480) 812-0397.
Jewish genealogy workshop planned
A free workshop on Jewish genealogy will be offered 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 at Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Amy Fellner, an avid genealogist and retired attorney, will lead the workshop. Reservations should be made by March 21 to (480) 838-1414.
Group offersbotanical tour
The Arizona Origin Association will sponsor a guided tour March 29 of the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Kirk Smith will start the tour at 12:45 p.m. from the parking lot. The garden entry fee is $5; the association is charging $5 per family. Advance registration is requested to (480) 307-6481 or send payment to Kathy Queen, AzOSA treasurer, 5311 E. Evans Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. For more information, visit www.azosa.org.
Flagstaff family to appear in concert
The Burnett Family Bluegrass Band from Flagstaff will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 ($6 at the door) for children ages 12 and under. For tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.vuu.org or call 480) 899-4249.
Children's festivalcomes to Tempe
The Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue is sponsoring the Arizona Children's Festival 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Included will be live cultural music and dance by children representing various cultures. Admission is free. For more information, call (480) 648-6703 or visit www.arizonachildrensfestival.org.
Jazz divas to performin Rio Verde
Valley Jazz Divas, featuring Delphine Cortez, Nancy Gee, Margo Reed and Sherry Roberson, will perform in concert to conclude the 2008 Interfaith Series 4 p.m. March 27 at Rio Verde Community Church, 25603 N. Danny Lane. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They can be ordered by calling (480) 471-7239 or by writing the church, 25603 N. Danny Lane, Rio Verde, AZ 85263.
Golden Rulebanquet planned
The fourth annual Golden Rule Banquet, sponsored by the Arizona InterFaith Movement, will be held at 6 p.m. April 24 at Phoenix Civic Plaza, 225 E. Adams St. Tickets are $75 and a table of 10 is $650. It is an annual fundraiser for the group, which works for interreligious understanding and projects. For tickets or more information, call (602) 261-6703 or visit www.interfaitharizona.com.