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A+14 January 10 - 23, 2009
Active Life
Maricopa libraries book variety of programs
The Maricopa County Library District opens discussion. Emily Davenport to learn how to change their
the New Year with an assortment of programs at Common Thread Knit and Crochet Club, 1 p.m. lifestyle and mentality in order to move from disease
its Perry and Southeast regional branches in the Thu., Jan. 22: Join the fellowship of the group to wellness. Naturopathic solutions for many health
SanTan Sun area. Here’s a sampling. and enjoy fun, food and friendship while creating problems are discussed.
and sharing needlework projects. All ability levels Best in Books, 2 p.m. Thu., Jan 22. Join the
Perry Branch welcome. Includes refreshments and discussion in monthly discussion that covers both fiction and
Independent Film Series, 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10, the Newstand Room. nonfiction award-winning books recognized as
featuring the international film “Fraulein:” Ruza The Perry Branch Library is located at 1965 E. significant contributions to literature.
left her native Serbia more than 30 years ago and Queen Creek Rd. in Gilbert. Nonfiction Book Discussion, 3 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28:
lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive January’s selection is “The Post-American World”
moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene Southeast Regional Branch by Fareed Zakaria.
and upsets Ruza’s painstakingly organized world. Health Care Decisions, 1 p.m. Tue., Jan. 13: Microsoft Word Basics, 1 p.m. Wed., Jan 28:
A subtle friendship develops between the two Advance care planning may be an issue for seniors In this class, participants learn how to create,
strong-willed women. English subtitles. This film is as they contemplate their future medical. This format, save and print a document in MS Word. To
appropriate for ages 18 and older. free program, presented by Hospice of the Valley, participate, it is necessary to be able to use a mouse
Perry Adult Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m. covers important healthcare decisions that include and to type using a keyboard. Bring a floppy disk to
Wed., Jan 14: This month’s book is “Unaccustomed writing a living will, deciding the best person to save work.
Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Eight emotionally complex hold medical power of attorney and why these The Southeast Regional Branch is located at 775
stories take readers from Cambridge and Seattle to issues are important. N. Greenfield Rd. in Gilbert.
India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters Your Journey Toward Optimal Health: For more information on either library, call
and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and Naturopathic Medicine, 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21: 602-652-3000 or visit
sons, friends and lovers. Includes refreshments and Interested seniors can join naturopathic physician
Women’s group hosts stylish brunch Deadline nears for New Adventures
A fashion show tops the entertainment lineup for the Women’s Connection’s Registration for New Adventures in Learning, an all-volunteer nonprofit
first brunch of 2009, held at 9 a.m. Thu., Jan. 15 in the Kingston Ballroom of the organization offering classes to mature adults on a variety of subjects, runs
Oakwood Country Club of Sun Lakes. through Jan. 16 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Jan Libby of Sunbird, who co-owns Tiger Lily’s Boutique at the Mesa The fall semester offered 46 different classes, none of which involved
Marketplace Swap Meet, displays her fashionable lines of clothing and jewelry. homework or exams. Spring classes begin Feb. 3 and run through May 6.
Other presenters include inspirational speaker Martha Fellure, a Colorado The spring curriculum guide is available at the Chandler-Gilbert Community
fashion designer, and singer Anita Gordon accompanied by Ann Newman. College Sun Lakes Center on the northeast corner of Riggs and Alma School
Cost for the event, sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries, is $14 inclusive. roads.
For reservations, call Candy Clark at 480-802-2579 or email Gail Jones at New class ideas and volunteer presenters are always welcome. For more info, visit or call 480-867-5500.
PAL’s new season begins Jan. 22 SL hosts Minnesota dinner, dance
Various classical and modern music and dance shows are all part of the The Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes is the site for the annual
Southeast Valley Performing Arts League’s 2009 schedule, beginning with Minnesota State Dinner Dance on Sat., Feb. 7 in the San Tan Ballroom. No
opera events that include Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love,” Jan. 22, and “Don reservations are accepted after Feb. 1.
Giovanni,” Feb. 26. Call 480-895-6888 for tickets and bus seat availability. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and social hour, and an Italian dinner
The Doc Severinsen Pops concert is scheduled for Jan. 31 at Symphony Hall. is served at 6 p.m. “The “rage” of the East Valley, Thaddeus Rose, provides
The cost, including round-trip transportation, is $66. Call 480-883-1321. entertainment and music. There will also be prize drawings and a cash raffle
Upcoming ballets include “Romeo and Juliet,” Feb. 13; “Masters of throughout the evening.
Movement,” Apr. 4; “Mother’s Day Bouquet,” May 8; and “Best of Balanchine,” Tickets are $28 per person and may be obtained from any of the following
June 12. For more info about these events, transportation and tickets, call committee members: Mickus at 480-802-2551, Claude at 480-802-5929, Bader
480-699-7841. at 480-883-3955, Halloran at 480-895-9511, Landry at 480-802-2236, Ferguson
“Late Nite Catechism” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Mar. 10 in the Oakwood at 480-802-5280, Radermacher at 480-895-5685, Herges at 480-895-4158,
Ballroom; tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Call Kirscht at 480-802-8394, Chirhart at 480-883-2834, Foldenaur at 480-883-1741
480-802-4902 for details. or White at 480-279-2586. Table reservations can be made for groups of four
“Beethoven as I Knew Him” takes place May 7 at the Herberger Theater or more.
Center in Phoenix. For more info, call 480-895-3794. According to James C. Mickus, the Minnesota Dinner Dance is limited to
PAL, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts, only 300 persons and typically sells out early.
offers bus service for all of its events for $20. Membership dues begin at $10 for
singles and $15 for couples. To join, mail checks payable to PAL to: PAL, P.O.
Box 13051, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. To learn more, call 480-895-8995.
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