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You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
Singh Farms owner Ken Singh will revamp Rio Salado Golf Course inTempe and turn it into an organic garden and community space. Singh currently has a farm in Scottsdale that includes organic vegetation and other amenities. [Courtesy Singh Farms]
Friends, family and fans honor the life of beloved Valley icon and longtime KPHO-TV children’s television host, creator, writer and producer Bill “Wallace” Thompson with a special tribute on Monday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Harkins Tempe Marketplace Cine Capri.
Sonoran Spine will host an event on Aug. 22 as part of the opening its fifth location in Tempe.
Thousands of students attend district schools in Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Tempe. Classes for Chandler Unified School District and Queen Creek Unified School District begin on July 21. Students at Higley Unified School District, Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District start classes on Aug. 4; the Tempe Elementary School District begins again on Aug. 5; and sessions at Gilbert Public Schools and Mesa Public Schools start on Aug. 6.
Sonoran Spine Center of Phoenix will open a fifth office in Tempe at 1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Ste. 107.
The Gilbert Leadership Class XXVII recently graduated from the nine month Gilbert Chamber of Commerce leadership program, which focuses on community involvement and comprehension of Gilbert’s infrastructure.
As a shop dedicated to promoting and supporting local musicians, Phoenix’s Epic Music Store is celebrating its first anniversary in true rock-and-roll fashion: with a huge gig.
A local dance company going strong for 35 years will look back with a live performance that honors one of its biggest supporters.
Twenty STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals will be provided with a teaching program, scholarships and job placement. The program provides students with teachers who have real-world experience.
The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their summer clinics to the East Valley this summer, coached by Globetrotters stars.
At 90-something years young, Gert the Joke Lady is just getting warmed up.
The Valley is heating up, but you can find solace for your sweaty body and ever-thinning wallet at Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill.
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their widely popular Summer Clinics – in partnership with fitness club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness – to Phoenix for more fun on the court with the only clinics coached by Globetrotters stars.
The portion of Date Street closed off yesterday due to a water main break is scheduled to reopen later today.
Families will soon be rocking out at Tempe Center for the Arts as Childsplay brings the hit 1970s and ‘80s cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock” to life on stage.
APS invites the public to attend an open house about the modernization of the Ocotillo Power Plant at the ASU Karsten Golf Course Club House on Rio Salado Parkway on April 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Tempe Center for the Arts will host an open house to provide residents with information about the new dam being installed this summer. The open house will be on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The dusty stuff of school blackboards gets a vivid, colorful shake up at the Tempe Marketplace Chalk Art Festival, where six artists — including Victor Navarro, one of the youngest artists to be invited to exhibit his work at the Louvre — will transform the sidewalks into large-scale works of art. There’s also a community mural, where chalk will be provided and art instructors will help you add your personal touch to the project. Murals will be on view through April 30.
The community orchestra wraps up its performance season with music from Verdi and William Herschel, along with Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
Vemma Nutrition Company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new Tempe world headquarters on March 31.
Westwood High School
945 W. Rio Salado Parkway
(480) 472-4400 or mpsaz.org/westwood
Since opening for the 1983-84 school year, Westwood High School’s pep level has been punched up a notch by its mascot, the Warrior. A crowd riser tasked with perking up the student body at events ranging from football games to pep rallies, the Warrior gets some help these days from a second mascot; the school added the War Eagle to its arsenal of enthusiasm to bring even more excitement to game days. This year's Warrior performers are Tahji Robinson, left and Isaiah Gonzalez.
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Dobson High School Mustangs
1501 W. Guadalupe Road
(480) 472-3000 or mpsaz.org/dobson
Mountain View High School Toros
2700 E. Brown Road
(480) 472-6900 or mpsaz.org/mtnview
Desert Ridge High School Jaguars
10045 E. Madero Ave.
(480) 984-8947 or gilbertschools.net/Domain/9
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Mesa LDS Temple
101 S. LeSueur St.
(480) 833-1211 or lds.org/church/temples
Crews broke ground nearly 90 years ago on the 20-acre temple site, one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ holiest places reserved for the most sacred of religious ceremonies. Since then, the building’s shimmery white exterior, carved friezes and manicured grounds have provided a welcoming oasis in the heart of Mesa. A visitor’s center is open to the public, and a lavish outdoor Easter pageant and Christmas lights display draw thousands of the faithful — and non-Mormons — each spring and winter.
Red Mountain Park
7745 E. Brown Road
(480) 644-4271 or mesaaz.gov/parksrec/parks/redmountain.aspx
2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway
(480) 668-0500 or mlb.com/chc/mesa/
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Mesa will focus on the Emerson Manor neighborhood as part of its Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative which seeks to provide education and resources to a new neighborhood each year.