What: Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival
When: October 25 and 26, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 40th Street and East Bell Road, Phoenix
Bella Angela Plaza businesses are hosting this free event. High School Student Art Contest, demonstrations, doggie games, face painting, a kids art station, and info about pet adoptions. For $5 enter your pet in the doggie costume contest (fundraiser for local animal organizations).
What: Movies in the Park
When: Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 5:45 p.m.
Where: Roadrunner Park, 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix
It's a double feature! Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and an Alfred Hitchcock classic, “Rear Window” are the films scheduled to be shown. The first feature is based on a popular children’s book about three astute children who lose both of their parents in a fire. The movie follows them through their adventures as they are sent from relative to relative looking for a place to call home. The second film, “Rear Window,” tells the story of a wheelchair-bound photojournalist, L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart), and his beautiful fiancée, Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelly), who witness a murder while spying on their neighbors and attempt to help solve the crime. The free movies are sponsored by Phoenix District 3 Councilwoman Maria Baier.Before the movies begin at 6 p.m. District 3 will hold two costume contests, one for children under age 5 and another for children ages 6 to 12. Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank will be on site to collect non-perishable food items. For additional information call 602-262-7441.
What: Scottsdale Design Day
When: October 25, 2008
Where: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale
Residents will have an opportunity to learn various ways to improve their properties at free Design Day lectures. There is a choice of two sets of lectures:
9 a.m. Healthy Home Remodeling
10 a.m. Residential Energy Efficiency
11 a.m. The Edible Landscape Project
Noon Environmentally Friendly Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
1 p.m. Remodeling - Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
9 a.m. Save Energy, Save Money
10 a.m. Home Renovation Permits 101
11 a.m. Envision Your Yard
Noon Home Renovation Permits 101
1 p.m. Solar Electric Systems for Homeowners
Senior Center tours will also be offered.
What: Pumpkin Carving Competition
When: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Where: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Bring a pumpkin to design. Meet near the "LOVE" sculpture in the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall park area for carving from 2 to 5 p.m. Complimentary snacks and prizes.
What: Glendale Coffeehouse
When: November 5 and 19, 2008
Where: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
There is no better place to be at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month than the Glendale Coffeehouse. Performing in the large meeting room on November 5 will be a special evening of Native American flute music with Scott Schaefer, a world music instrumentalist. The crowd gathers in the auditorium on Nov. 19. Giles Cassidy entertains with retro acoustic rock; Mike Kryszton and his guitar remain a Glendale Public Library favorite. As the final act of the evening, the Headline Bluegrass Band play bluegrass with a contemporary sound.