This week in Scottsdale: Power’s War, I Recycle, Gobble ’til you wobble

(Photo by city of Scottsdale)

(Photo by city of Scottsdale)

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November 14

I Recycle: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Pima Center, 9200 E. Pima Center Parkway. Unload electronics, textiles, shoes, hangers, prescription drugs and more. Document shredding will also be available. Keep Scottsdale Beauitful is sponsoring this sevent in honor of America Recycles Day.

Breakfast with the Butterflies: 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. Butterfly Wonderland is to host its first “breakfast with the butterflies” event. Guests will be treated to breakfast and enjoy a meet and greet tour with curators. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for the general public. For more information and to register call 480-800-3000 or visit

Special Olympics Unified Field Day: 9 a.m-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Vans will be leaving at 9:30 a.m. The Adapted recreation services Special Olympics will be taking a field day. Gym attire (t-shirt, tennis shoes and gym shorts) are required. Lunch will be provided at the event. Bring money for snacks afterwards. Course code is 114222.

Play Scrabble!: The Scrabble group meets 12-5 p.m. every Friday at Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. For more information contact Gerry at 480-922-7762.

Spectacular Saturday Club: 1-8 p.m. every Saturday at the Adapted Recreation Services Center, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Rd. $20 per Saturday. ARS participants must be ages 16 and up, and have a form on file with Adapted Recreation Services prior to participating. Adapted Recreation programs are for participants who can take care of their self-help needs. A personal aide may attend at no charge for participants requiring personal/intrusive services. Please call for more info. The ARS form can be found online, by calling the ARS Hotline at 480-312-2234, or by e-mailing

Food Truck Caravan: 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Fifth Ave. and Goldwater Blvd. in downtown Scottsdale. Enjoy live music, comfortable seating and eight gourmet food trucks. Reserved seating options available. Visit for more information on seating and featured food trucks.

Power’s War: 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way. Many believe the deadliest gunfight in Arizona took place in Tombstone, but in fact it happened in a remote Arizona canyon during World War I. Power’s One is an award-winning documentary that delves into the circumstances leading up to and following the controversial shootout. This event includes a post-screening panel discussion featuring director/producer Cameron Trejo, Marhsall Trimble, Heidi J. Osselaer and Eduardo Pagan. Guests can purchase tickets in advanced for $10 by calling 480-686-9539 or on site at the museum. Gallery admission not included.

November 15

The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with Holocaust Survivor Helen Handler: 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. Free. Local author and educator Valerie Foster and Holocaust survivor Helen Handler shares Ms. Handler’s experiences in Auschwitz, and a cross generational exploration of faith, forgiveness, love and survival. The book celebrates the courage of life with unblinking candor of the horror generational exploration of faith, forgiveness, love and survival. The book will be available for sale and signing. For more information and to register visit

November 17

Lew Wallace – Glory In Which Area: 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Historian Howard Strouse is to present “Lew Wallace: Glory in White Arena?” All are welcome to attend this free event.

Women’s Discussion Group: The group meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. For more information call Jill Karuso at 480-947-0340.

Weekly Tuesday breakfast leads referral group: 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information or to register for the weekly Tuesday breakfast leads groups contact Matt Blum at or by calling 480-355-2711. Advanced registration is required and is limited to one person per industry.

November 18

Gobble til you Wobble: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road; 1 p.m. on Tuesay, Nov. 24, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda. Each year, Scottsdale Senior Services celebrates Thanksgiving with festive luncheons. These community events bring people together to celebrate the wonderful things we are each thankful for.
Open Cards and Games: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Dr. Games include cards, chess, checkers, scrabble and Mahjong.

Civic Center Mall Public Meeting: 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. Free. Scottsdale is creating a Master Plan for the Civic Center Mall area to determine what the area will look like and how it will function. The city has collected hundreds of ideas from the community and needs your help prioritizing those ideas and developing initial concepts for the Civic Center Mall plan. Two sessions will be held but the same material will be presented at each session. For more information visit

November 19

Community Council of Scottsdale: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meeting. Donna Isaac, director of Scottsdale Public Art and vice president of the Scottsdale Cultural Council will give a presentation on the nonprofit organization’s history and service to the community and answer questions from the audience.

NowGen Happy Hour: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Fate Brewing Company, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road. Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s NowGen for young Jewish adults. Engage, network and have fun. The Jewish Tuition Organization and Council for Jews with Specail Needs will have information about their agencies. For more information contact Stacey Cohen at 480-634-4900 ext. 1141 or e-mail

ESL Classes: 4-5 p.m. at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive. Classes are every Thursday. Practice English with others in conversations and discussions facilitated by an experienced ESL instructor.

Jazz Night at the W Scottsdale: Every Thursday. Doors open at 9 p.m. For ages 21 and older. For more information visit For VIP table and cabana reservations, contact or call 602-405-0099.

Arizona Season Finale II Hunter/Jumper Competition: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19-22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. Free. For beautiful horses and skilled competitors, look no further than this second week of a two-week hunter/jumper event. Watch horses and riders negotiate the courses.

Neighborhood College – Fair Jousing and Other Federal Laws for Community Associations: 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th Street. Do you understand the terms reasonable modification and responsible accommodation? The board of directors should. This class will provide you with a clear understanding of the association’s requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. For more information contact Joy at 480-312-2342.

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