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68 May 21 - June 3, 2011


Spirituality


Go Fish’s “Backstage with the Bible,” a Vacation Bible School for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, is available at Desert Palms Church of Chandler from 9 a.m. to noon June 13 through 17.


The cost is $10 per child. Every participant receives a Go Fish T-shirt, CD and an offi cial Backstage Pass.


Go Fish is a vocal group that makes music for children and families that creatively communicates traditional Biblical values.


Desert Palms Church is located at 4265 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. For more information or to register, visit www.desertpalmschurch.com.


VUU Heart, Hand Auction


Wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment are part of the Valley Unitarian Universalist


Congregation’s 32nd Annual Heart and Hand Auction starting at 6 p.m. Sat., May 21. In addition to a variety of donated items on both live and silent auctions, including an art quilt by member Nancy Nielsen and a women’s sleepover party, new this year is a fi xed price dinner for $15.


Tickets are $5 for adults, and no charge for those 15 years and younger. Free childcare will be provided for onsite. Proceeds help support VUU as well as Paz de Cristo. Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 6400 W. Del Rio St., south of Ray off McKemy in Chandler. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.vuu.org.


Jewish themed camps available


Camp Gan Israel of the East Valley offers a different theme each week June 27 through July 22. Kids learn about Shabbat, Israel and more through fun activities. Highlights of the camp offered by Chabad of the East Valley include twice-weekly trips, swimming, sports, electives, late nights, arts and crafts, entertainers and more for ages 3 to 12.


The fee is $45 per day or $150 per week, with daily, weekly and monthly payments available. Camp locations will be announced at a later date.


Register by calling 480-855-4333. More information is available at www.cgieastvalley.com.


Music, performance camps held at Tri-City Baptist


Several camps for children of various ages are held at Tri-City Baptist Church Ministries International Baptist College this summer, including Band Camp, which offers band and ensemble rehearsals, chapel services, activities and games, electives, performances, outings, choir and private instruction. Band Camp is open to students in grades fi ve through 12 and runs July 11 through 15. Music Camp includes performance opportunities, large and small ensembles, chapel services, electives in theory and history / master classes, activities and games, outings, choir and private instruction for seventh- through 12th-graders July 18 through 22. Discover Music: Camp for Kids for fi rst- sixth-graders features vocal training, Kodály , instrument training, Orff instruments, percussion Instruments, recorders, tone chimes, chapel services, performances, movement with music, music appreciation, music theory, art projects, physical activity and snacks 8:30 a.m. to noon July 18 through 22. Born to Perform Summer Camp is a chance for children to put on a musical, complete with script, props and simple costumes. Ages 6 to 11 perform “What a Knight,” while ages 12 to 16 do a musical revue with songs from “Rent,” “South Pacifi c” and “Wicked.” Included in the $180 fee is one ticket to an Arizona Diamondbacks game on June 17 at which campers perform the “National Anthem” and watch the game. Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 through 17.


Tri-City Baptist Church Ministries International Baptist College is at 2211 W. Germann Rd., Chandler. To register, call 800-IBC-4858, email michael.bryson@ibconline.edu or visit www.ibconline.edu/ibc/events/camps/index.jsp.


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Vacation Bible School at Desert Palms St. Steven’s celebrates anniversary of priest ordination


The 45th anniversary of Father Pierre Hissey’s ordination is celebrated with a dinner party on Fri., June 3 at St. Steven’s Catholic Church of Sun Lakes. The social is held at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.


Tickets are available in the church’s Social Offi ce for $20 per person. Checks are accepted for payment only. Seating is limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is May 27.


St. Steven’s Catholic Church is located at 24827 S. Dobson Rd. in Sun Lakes. For more information, call Diane at 480-895-9266, ext. 107.


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