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VILLAGER March 2018 Vol. 23 No. 3

Wake Up Feeling Great Tomorrow: Four Essential Tips

adoptable pet Meet Flynn {pg. 13} How Routines Help Children Develop Healthy Habits

Take Pride IN the south mountain village: Boy Scout Troop 244 Cleans Up South Phoenix

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Annual cesar chavez parade 10 A.M. THURSDAY, MARCH 29 CESAR CHAVEZ LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Join us for the parade that begins at the intersection of E. Broadway Road and S. 3rd Street, proceeds north at Central Avenue and culminates east on Illini Street!

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Compassion with Fashion

In celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary, the Arizona Humane April 2015 Society invites you to Compassion with Fashion XX. Join AHS on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa for a lifesaving luncheon and fashion show to help homeless pets find their happily ever after! More than 1,000 of the Valley’s most philanthropic pet lovers will enjoy a delicious lunch, shop a luxurious silent auction and take in a one of a kind fashion show, featuring AHS’ adorable adoptable pets. For the first time ever, guests will also be treated to a live auction featuring incredible items including a one-of-a-kind Ron Burns custom art piece made specifically for Compassion with Fashion! 11:00 A.M. – Silent Auction, Meet-and-Greet with AHS’ Adoptable Pets 12:30 P.M. – Luncheon and Fashion Show 2:30 P.M. – Exclusive VIP After-Party Visit for more information. Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center Upcoming Classes

Computer Skills for the Workplace Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how to navigate the internet and programs like Microsoft Word used in the workplace. Learn how to professionally manage an email account. Improve your skills with the mouse and keyboard to make yourself more marketable in your job search.   Classes de Computación Habilidades Básicas El primer viernes del mes, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. No se necesita experiencia con la computadora. Aprenderá lo básico del ratón y teclado. Aprenderá a usar y crear su correo electrónico. Mejorará sus habilidades de computación utilizados en muchos lugares de trabajo.   Workforce Classes  Interview Skills for Success 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th This workshop is designed to help job hunters sharpen their interview skills to meet the needs of employers. 4 - South Mountain Villager

Write a Winning Resume 1 - 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8th Learn how to create the perfect resume and get personal assistance. Led by Arizona@Work City of Phoenix staff.   Intro to Google Drive 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th Learn how to store, edit, create, and share files using Google Drive. A Gmail account is recommended for this class.    Social Media for the Job Search 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20th Have a social media account? Learn how to utilize social media in your job search.   Start Here: First Job Basics 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24th Want to avoid the mistakes most teens make when looking for a part-time job? Come learn new skills in resume building, applications and interviews.  

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Mayors Corner By Mayor Greg Stanton

We’ve worked hard to build an innovation-based economy that works for every Phoenix family. To achieve that, we are attracting big companies that bring good, high-paying jobs in sustainable industries—but equally important, we’re supporting and growing the small businesses that feed our local economy. And people across the nation are taking notice that Phoenix is a great place to open up shop. This February, I was honored to receive the Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Partner America, which recognized the city’s efforts to offer the best possible tools for small businesses. This accolade is a shared one – and a reflection of the work the City Council has done to adopt common-sense policies that have made it easier than ever to do business in Phoenix. Over the past several years, we’ve found innovative ways to help support the growth of small businesses so that anyone with a good idea and the willingness to work hard can get started. When I took office, I listened to concerns from the business community that our permitting system took too long, and it was more complicated than necessary to simply get a business off the ground. We responded by cutting red tape, creating a 24-hour online permitting system, and moving plan reviews online, too. As a result, business owners can spend more time growing their companies and less time waiting in line. We also gave entrepreneurs a helping hand with business readiness classes to take the guesswork out of starting or growing their companies. The hive@central business incubator in our library helps owners navigate the legal ins and outs of a startup all the way to finding access to capital. And it offers those resources in both English and Spanish. The city’s export boot camp, ExporTech, prepares more established entrepreneurs to sell products and services internationally—and makes easier the process of entering the global marketplace. Traditionally, cities haven’t taken the lead in offering these kinds of programs and services to businesses. But in Phoenix, it has made all the difference for real entrepreneurs in our community with big dreams. Jose and Leticia Gamiz brought their dream to the hive@central three years ago. The husband-wife team had a vision for opening a restaurant, and through the Mapa Para Su Negocio curriculum they grew and transformed that idea into a reality. The hive connected them with a network of experienced mentors who helped turn their unique food concept in to the wildly popular Mi Vegana Madre vegan Mexican food truck. When asked about his path to launch the restaurant, Jose Gamiz responded, “Mi Vegana Madre was born in our hearts and our minds, but really it was born at the hive.” That’s a success story everyone in Phoenix can celebrate. When our small businesses do well, our residents and families get ahead. I’m proud of our progress, and I know Phoenix will continue to do its part to expand opportunities. If there is one message that this award sends locally and nationally, it’s that Phoenix is open for business.

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Stop by and see how Laveen schools are creating bright futures.

OPEN HOUSE Week of March 26 at all Laveen schools View the schedule at

Laveen School District │ 5001 W. Dobbins │ 602-237 602 237602237-9100 9100 │

Look what’s coming to Laveen! Preschool at Desert Meadows School

Laveen is adding another preschool for the 2018-19 school year. For more information, visit Spanish Immersion preschool also offered at Paseo Pointe School. 8 - South Mountain Villager


REGISTER FOR SUMMER/FALL CLASSES Priority Registration starts March 5th Open Registration on March 19th

7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042 • 602-243-8000 Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information visit:

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church directory Empowerment Christian Center Rogers Ranch Elementary School - 6735 s 47th ave, Laveen AZ 85339

Roeser Road Church of Christ 1854 E. Roeser Road Phoenix, AZ 85040

Every Sunday at 10:00am

Sundays at 10am

(602) 268-6428 / fax (602) 268-2115 Graylon A. Freeman, Evangelist roeserroadchurchofchrist facebook: Roeserroadchurchofchrist

SouthGate Church 2020 East Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042 602-243-1900 Pastor Andrew Cunningham

Word of Truth Christian Center Loving – Encouraging - Healing 6401 South 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85042

Home of 91st Psalm Christian School 3 yr old - 12th grade

Worship Times: Sunday 10:00am Wednesday 6:00pm

602-243-1900 “Principal Rob Arthurs” Passages Christian Fellowship Worship Location is Fairfax High School Auditorium - 59th Ave and South Mtn. Service time: 10 AM 602-237-8080

Pastor Robert Johnson

Crosier Village Priory Church of the Holy Cross 717 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040 Liturgy: Daily 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer; 8 a.m. Mass 602-224-0434 Fr. Tom Enneking, osc

Pastor Keith Bethel email Church Of Christ @ The Vineyard 6642 South 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Southminster Presbyterian Church 1923 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

(602) 243-7426

602-276-2582 Pastor Judith Wellington Heaven’s Place 4141 E Raymond St. Suite A/B, Phoenix, AZ 85040

John T. Edmerson, MACM - Minister/Evangelist Church at the KROC The Salvation Army Ray & Joan 
KROC Corps Community Center 
1375 E Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

602-437-0104 Pastor Cheryl Davies

Sunday School – 10am, Worship – 11am 602-425-5010

Trinity Baptist Fellowship Church 3213 East Southern Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85040

Shiloh Apostolic Church 1921 East Wood Street Phoenix, AZ

(602) 276-4444

Sundays at 10am

Pastor David Ekblad Church for the City One Church in two locations


The Elect Lady Pastor Nancy P. Jones

CrossWalk Church Worship Location: 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

Phoenix Campus Meets at:

On the campus of Cesar Chavez High School

2802 E S Mountain Ave

Service Times: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m.

Phoenix, AZ 85042

Mailing address: PO Box 13, Laveen, AZ 85339

Sunday Morning Worship 10am Lead Pastor - Tyrone P Jones

602-304-0072 Pastors: Jeff Gunn & Dan Solofra

Yuma Campus


Campus Pastor - Laurie Engquist Phoenix Campus 602-237-8877

Recreate Life Church 7010 S 27th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85041 Worship Time 10am (480) 382-7002

Pastor Damion Washington

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Laveen Boy Scout Troop 244 worked hard to keep South Phoenix beautiful by spending a day picking up trash along South Mountain Avenue, between S. 55th Avenue and Betty Fairfax High School.

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Adoptable Pet:

Flynn As beautiful as Flynn is on the outside, he is even more beautiful on the inside. The three-year-old domestic shorthair is a very kind and friendly fellow who adores meeting anyone and everyone who will give him some love and attention. This snuggle bug loves to get scratches on his chin and behind his ears, but sitting on your lap is just as great as long as he is hanging with his favorite human. If you’re looking for a mellow cat who will be a loving companion, Flynn is the man for the job! Meet the adorable Flynn at Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pullium Campus for Compassion at 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number A574376. Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, AHS has dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes. To see all adoptable animals, visit

MARCH 2018

Cesar Chavez Library

3635 W. Baseline Rd. All programs are free! Mon: 9am-5pm . Tues-Thurs: 10am-8pm . Fri: Closed Sat: 9am-5pm . Sun: 1pm-5pm

VIRTUAL WORKFORCE STATION Looking for a job? Updating your resume? The Virtual Workforce Station is a dedicated computer and printer to use for job searching related activities in reservation blocks of two hours with a Phoenix Public Library card. For more information, visit the library.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Baby Time with Sign for Walkers: Mondays, 10:30 AM Babies, 1-2 years (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Using sign language speeds babies' language development. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. Baby Time with Sign for Crawlers: Mondays, 11:30 AM Babies, 0-12 months (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. Toddler Time: Tuesdays, 11:15 AM Two year olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. Discovery Time: Thursdays, 11:15 AM Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old (accompanied by a favorite adult). Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. Sit, Stay, Read: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM Storytime Room Orlagh, the gentle Golden Retriever, is an excellent listener for emerging readers. Children 7-12 years old (accompanied by a favorite adult) are invited to read with Orlagh, a registered therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library collection.

FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Art Night: Thursday, March 1 6:30-7:30 PM

Join us for Family Art Night. We provide all supplies; you supply the  creativity! A new, fun art/craft will be presented each month that all family members will be able to do.  FREE! Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. Family LEGO Night: Thursday, March 8 and 15 6:30-7:30 PM

Join us for a fun and casual time building, creating and designing your favorite LEGO forms. Geared for ages 8 (tween) and above. Family Science Night: Thursday, March 22 6:30-7:30 PM

Bring out the scientist in you! Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with the Betty Fairfax High School STEM club volunteers. Each month there will be a new theme with various activities that everyone in the family can do and enjoy! Meet in the back of the children's area of the library for lots of fun! FREE!  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. 

ADULT PROGRAMS Knitting/Crocheting Group: Saturday, March 10 and 24 1:30-3:30 PM Join us to learn how to knit or crochet or to share your knitting and crocheting skills with the group. All ages and all skill levels are welcome on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Please bring your own supplies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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A Record 60,000 Additional Valley Pets Have Been Saved in Just Four Years When Maltese mix Lucy came to the Arizona Humane Society, x-rays in AHS’ trauma hospital revealed the one-year-old was pregnant. Three days later, Lucy gave birth to Crosby and his four siblings in an AHS foster hero home – the home of AHS President and CEO, Dr. Steven Hansen. After weeks of helping to care for the puppies, Dr. Hansen couldn’t resist keeping Crosby who became a permanent member of the Hansen family. And life number 55,433 saved. Today, puppies are born weekly in AHS’ Mutternity Suites prior to heading into foster hero homes, yet years ago that may not have been the case. Since 2014, 60,000 additional pets who were once considered the most vulnerable animals in our community – the sick, injured and abused – have been saved. What would typically take decades to accomplish, was achieved right here in Maricopa County in just four years. These lifesaving efforts weren’t possible even five years ago, but because of unique medical programs like AHS’ Mutternity Suites, Bottle Baby Kitten ICU, Kitten Nursery ICU and Parvo Puppy ICU, 60,000 additional pets are in loving homes today. Those key programs, along with AHS’ Pet Resource Center which assists pet owners, have turned the animal welfare landscape in Maricopa County on its head. “When I relocated to Arizona in 2013, we set an ambitious goal to end animal suffering, homelessness and needless euthanasia in Maricopa County, and today, we are an entirely different organization,” said Hansen said. “And it worked. 60,000 times.” AHS has launched a Valleywide “Lives Saved” campaign highlighting those 60,000 pets who years ago would not have been saved. We invite pet lovers to join the movement by visiting Join the #60klivessaved movement: ▪ ▪ ▪

Suzie. Omar. Porter. Teddy - view their stories of survival and hear first-hand about the transformation at What’s your pet’s number? Just enter your pet’s adoption date at to find out their lucky number. Looking to adopt? You’ll take home a pet and a number! Be sure to share on social media using #60klivessaved.

The sum of lives saved is astounding. The individual stories of these survivors are even more extraordinary. View those stories and hear from AHS staff In Their Own Words at Every pet deserves a good life. This passionate belief has driven the Arizona Humane Society to serve a critical role in our community for nearly 60 years. We rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for homeless, sick, injured and abused animals. Through collaborative partnerships, affordable community services, emergency rescue and our medical trauma center, we are committed to providing second chances and saving the lives of animals. Follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, sign-up for our eTails email newsletter, or visit our website.

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community events 1st Monday


(1)Laveen Planning Committee (2)Laveen Citizens for Responsible Development Laveen Elementary School, Building A, 5001 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix

Mon. and Thurs.

6:20-8:15 p.m.

Laveen Wrestling Club - Pack Practice 602-677-1980 Steve and Veronica Wene

Tues. and Fri.

6:20-8:15 p.m.

Laveen Wrestling Club - Technique Practice 602-677-1980 Steve and Veronica Wene

1st & 3rd Tues

7:00 p.m.

Roosevelt School Dist, Pub. School meeting.

Maricela Lerma, 602-243-2605.

1st Tues.

4:00 p.m.

South Mountain Village/Laveen Village’s Festival Inc. Festival Committee, 7401 S. 32nd Street

Karen Mischlispy 602 438-2928

1st, 3rd, & 5th Tues

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Down to Earth Toastmasters, 4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

1st Tues.

7:00 p.m.

Laveen Community Council, Laveen Elementary Building A, Laveen Elementary School, Building A, 5001 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix

Jennifer Rouse, president

Laveen Wrestling

Veronica Wene 602-677-1980 Club Administrator Laveen Wrestling

(except Jun, July & Aug)

Tues. Sept. 2 Thu. Sept. 5 1st & 3rd Tues

1:00 to 2:00 pm Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness Topics, 1st Tuesday - Getting toxins out of your home, and business development and 3rd Tuesday - Learning the value of essential oils and business development. Cesar Chavez Library, 38th Ave. and Baseline, Phoenix, AZ.

Martha at 602-638-9473 or 505-750-7847 or

1st & 3rd Tues

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Hall Central and Alta Vista Road

Paul Montoya 602-276-1321

3rd Sat.

10:00 am

American Legion Spur Lounge 5535 W Baseline Road

Ken King 602-672-8916

1st & 3rd Thurs.

7:00 p.m.

Laveen Lions Club - Laveen Educational Center 5001 W. Dobbins Rd.

Jackie Ward

1st Sat.

9:00 am

Friends of the Library, South Mountain Community Library Branch 7050 South 24th. Street, South Mountain Community College Library

President: Scott Muir•

1st Tues.

4:00 p.m.

South Mountain Village Planning Committee 7050 South 24th. Street, South Mountain Community College Library

3rd Tues.

6:00 p.m.

South Mountain Block watch Southwest School, 1111 West Dobbins Road

2nd Tues.

6:30 p.m.

Lindo Park Neighborhood Association /Block Watch Lindo Park Community Center 2230 West Roeser Rd.

2nd Thu.

6:30 p.m.

Hermosa Community Block Watch Hermosa Park, 20th St. & Southern Ave.



Laveen Boy Scouts Pack & Troop 244

Gila River - Komatke - Boys and Girls Club 5047 W Pecos Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339

2nd Sat.

10:30 a.m.

Friends of the Public Library Ocotillo Branch

Pres. Kedrick Ellison 602-262-6694.

3rd Tues.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

People United Fight Back Neighborhood Association/Block Watch 2405 E. Broadway in Neighborhood Resource Center

David Seward 602-486-5077

3rd Wed.

5:45 p.m.

Friends of the Public Library, Ceasar Chavez Branch

3rd Thu.


Roosevelt Neighborhood Women’s Club, Local Women meet and eat to be involved in our growing community

President Linda Kenrich, 602-989-6508

2nd Tue.


Republican Legislative District 27 meets at Mountain Gate clubhouse 9629 S. 14th Avenue. Social hour starts at 6PM. The official meeting starts at 7:00 PM and follow us on Facebook.

Chairman Brandon Jones (480) 245-0094

2nd Sat.

9:00 a.m.

Write with Light Camera Club South Mountain Community Church

Contact: Karen Hill 602-595-3787

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Muriel at 602-525-4406

SPRING INTO ACTION! DON'T LET TIME PASS YOU BY. ENROLL NOW! Quest High School 217 E. Olympic Drive Phoenix, AZ 85042 602.243.8496 South Mountain Villager -


Cavalry’s Corner American Legion - Laveen Cavalry - Post 134 American Legion Grants in 2017 The January 2018 issue of the American Legion Dispatch included a report on the 2017 grants awarded by three national funds. They are: Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA); Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW), and National Emergency Fund (NEF). The amounts awarded were $574,538, $149,000 and $338,810 respectively. TFA grants help minor children of veterans meet the cost of shelter, food, clothing and medical expenses. The 2017 grants helped 906 children of 421 veterans. $15,500 helped 68 children of 31 veterans who were affected by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria. The TFA was created in 1925. It helps to keep children in a more stable environment. TFA is National Commander Denise H. Rohan's fundraising project. The grants are made possible by the support and generosity of the Legion Family and the American Legion Endowment Fund Corporation. OCW grants aided 8,679 veterans and their families. OCW is a program designed to meet the needs of wounded, injured and ill personnel by providing recreational, rehabilitative, therapeutic and comfort items that normally don't show up on government spreadsheets. Examples include: a loose-fitting sweater that won't put pressure on burns suffered in combat; an IPOD to cover tinnitus caused by an IED blast; a gift card, or exercise equipment to strengthen weakened muscles. NEF grants were awarded to American Legion families and posts nationwide who suffered from natural disasters. $283,540 was awarded to family members and posts affected by the three hurricanes, plus those affected by the wildfires in California. Created in 1989, the NEF has awarded over $8 million to Legion families and posts affected by natural disasters. Up to $3,000 can be awarded to an active Legion family member, and up to $10,000 can be awarded to a Legion post. Information about these funds can be found on-line at or /OCW or /NEF. If you would like to make a donation, please go to The American Legion Department of Arizona can help with information and applications. Contact the Department of Arizona (602) 264-7706. Contact Post 134: or (602) 705-9547. 18 - South Mountain Villager

MARCH 2018 South Mountain Community Library 7050 S. 24th St. • All programs are free!

Mon-Thurs 7:30 am-9:00 pm • Fri-Sat 7:30 am-5:00pm Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm Closed: Friday, March 30th – Cesar Chavez Day


Babytime — Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. Ages birth to 23 months, with caregiver. ToddlerTime – Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months, with caregiver. DiscoveryTime — Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Focuses on science/math concepts for children ages 3 to 5, with caregiver. Preschool Prep — Fridays 10:30 a.m. 3 to 5-year-olds (with caregiver) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school. Kindergarten Boot Camp – Saturdays beginning March 24th 10:30 a.m. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. For children entering kindergarten in Fall 2018. Registration required. Full STEAM Ahead – March 13th Drop in between 4:30-6:00 p.m. Explore! Create! Have fun! Creative kids can drop-in anytime. Builder’s Club – March 10th Drop in between 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Use LEGOS to build a creation and have it displayed in the library. Ages 6-13. LEGOS for in-library use only. Sit, Stay, Read – March 24th Drop in between 10:30 a.m.- Noon meets the 4th Saturday of each month. Children can read to a therapy dog to help improve their reading skills. Sponsored by, Phoenix Public Library, and South Mountain Community College (SMCC). Bike Rodeo – March 24th 9:00-11:00 a.m. Practice bike safety skills on a fun closed course. There will also be a bike repair clinic offered by WE-CYCLE. The ride will be police escorted and will run along the canal to Nevitt Elementary. Ages 4-18.


Teen Time - March 6nd and 20th 4:30–6:00 p.m. Movies, crafts, games and more. Teen Poetry Workshop and Open Mic – March 14th and 28th 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Share your poetry to an audience and improve your skills.


Color to Calm - Daily During Regular Business Hours Take a break and explore the relaxing world of adult coloring. Coloring helps reduces stress and anxiety. Please take a coloring sheet and go to the 2nd floor service desk to checkout some colored pencils. Adults and Teens 15 and older. SPECIAL Color to Calm WORKSHOP – 2nd Sunday of every month 1:30-3:00 p.m. Quilting Club – March 8th and 22nd 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Bring your favorite cotton quilting fabric, transparent rulers, fabric scissors, pins, needle, and cotton thread. Bring sewing machine if you have one. Ages 16 and up. Self Defense Don’t Be A Victim! March 24th 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Spanish. FREE 2-hour Self-Defense Kubotan class. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required online or call 602-262-4636. SMCL Book Club – March 13th 6:30 p.m. This month the book is The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. Literary Circle – March 24th 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Literary Circle Book Club meets every month to discuss a member-chosen book. March’s title is Jezebel: The Prequel by Jacquelin Thomas. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation.

How Routines Help Children Develop Healthy Habits Parenting Tips from the Parents As Teachers program through the Arizona Partnership for Children

Small children live in a world with people who are bigger than they are, processes that they do not understand, and changes around every corner. This can seem overwhelming and daunting. As parents, we can help mitigate any anxiety that comes with the uncertainty that children face each day by creating safe and predictable routines. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) defines routines as “repeated predictable events that provide a foundation for the daily tasks in a child’s life”. By having consistent and predictable events each day, children learn about the world around them by understanding what they can expect to occur, how to control their emotions, and how to build appropriate social skills. The three main elements that routines will focus on are food, sleep and social interaction. Consistent meal times and snack times will teach children to have healthy eating habits. Sleep affects the ability of the child to be fully energized in order to focus on learning and social interactions. Children will be at their best when they are fully rested by having consistent bedtimes, nap times and wake up times. Hygiene practices are built directly around the eating and sleeping routines – hand washing, teeth brushing and bathing. By integrating all of these into routines, your child will start to learn overall healthy habits that will impact them for the rest of their lives. Children need adequate restful periods and social times throughout the day. Routines will help children to balance this. There are many different routines or schedules that you may find online or that other parents may suggest. Ultimately, there is not one routine that works for every child. Each child’s temperament, preferences and family structure will shape the needs for their routines. Here is an example of a simple routine that could be implemented for a toddler: 6:00 AM 6:30-8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30-11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:30 PM 2:30-5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 6:30-7:30 PM 7:30 PM

Wake up / Breakfast Free play Morning Snack Errands / Playdates / Free Play Lunchtime Naptime Wake up / Snack time Play Outside / Library Dinner time Quiet Play – puzzles, blocks, books Bath time, pajamas, brush teeth, read books Bedtime

Some families may choose to use picture charts to post around the house so that the child can remember routines. For example, a morning chart may show pictures of a child waking up, eating breakfast, putting clothes on, brushing teeth and playing. This helps to remind the child of the steps and helps them to feel more in control of their day. Ultimately, the use of consistent routines can reduce stress for both parents and children! For more parenting advice and support, contact the Parents As Teachers program through the Arizona Partnership for Children. This partnership between Catholic Charities Community Services and Devereux Arizona provides family support through home visits, screenings, and assessments at no costs to families. Families in Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek with a child ages 0-5 are eligible. For more information, call 480-388-3292. Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in Phoenix and northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early start education, housing, veteran services, refugee relocation and poverty reduction. Learn more by visiting Social connections include and

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GRAND OPENING FOR ARIZONA’S FIRST AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX TO SERVE VETERAN FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN Gorman & Company, Inc., in partnership with the Affordable Rental Movement of Save the Family, the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH), the City of Tempe, Maricopa County, and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is proud to announce the development of Valor on Eighth Apartment Homes. Valor on Eighth is the first of its kind affordable housing project in Arizona that will provide housing for veteran families with children. Valor on Eighth is a 50-unit mixedincome rental community that includes five live-work units on the ground floor and 45 multi-family units designed to accommodate veterans and their children. “There is community space within the building which will allow for indoor recreation room for social and financial services, counseling and career development for the residents,” said Brian Swanton, Chief Executive Officer for Gorman & Company. “The City of Tempe approved the contribution of the land to develop the first community exclusive to helping homeless veterans and their families,” he added. The City of Tempe began a veterans initiative led by Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage and former Vice Mayor Corey Woods four years ago. They assembled a select group of veterans service providers and advocates, veterans and staff members to take an in-depth analysis of veterans services that were available and to find the gaps that could be filled by Tempe. They discovered that traditionally, veterans housing was primarily for men only. There was one private housing project for women. None existed with an emphasis on families. “We care about the veterans who have served our country,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said. “Not only does Valor on Eighth provide affordable housing, it also provides the kinds of services that veteran families need most. We hope we can offer more of these kinds of innovative projects in Tempe.” Gorman & Company, Inc. and its project partners hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the project on Feb. 23 at 1001 E. Eighth Street, Tempe. Partners in this project include the Affordable Rental Movement of Save the Family, the Arizona Department of Housing 22 - South Mountain Villager

(ADOH), the City of Tempe, Maricopa County, and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD.). The following people attended and spoke at this historic event: Mark Mitchell, Mayor of Tempe Robin Arredondo-Savage, Vice Mayor of Tempe Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney Carol Ditmore, Director, Arizona Department of Housing Tim Klont, Vice President of FHLB Chicago Debbie Castaldo, Vice President, Corporate and Community Impact and Executive Director, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Gary Gorman, CEO, Gorman & Co. For more information, email Ron Meritt at or call (480) 2250722. “As a veteran and as a longstanding member of the Tempe City Council, I am proud to see Valor open in Tempe. This is the first development of its kind in Arizona. I hope it serves as a blueprint for other cities to help their veteran families,” Tempe Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage said. ABOUT GORMAN & COMPANY, INC. Gorman & Company, Inc. specializes in revitalizing communities through innovative housing partnerships. As a trusted partner and respected industry leader since 1984, they specialize in downtown revitalization, the preservation of affordable housing, workforce housing and the adaptive reuse of significant historic buildings. Learn more at ABOUT THE CITY OF TEMPE Tempe, Arizona,, is home to Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and the famous Mill Avenue. Located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area and adjacent to Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is an innovative urban community with outstanding cultural and business amenities.

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Mon: Closed . Tues-Thurs: 11am-7pm Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm . Sun: 1pm -5p.m. with Drop in Employment Assistance from 1-4p.m. The Library will be closed on Friday, March 30 in honor of Cesar Chavez Holiday CULTURE PASS

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Family Storytime: Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to six years old accompanied by a favorite adult. Babytime with Sign: Fridays at 10:30am. Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies’ communication skills. BabyTime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Code Phx: 8-week series: Fridays 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 Little Bytes (ages 4-7yrs) from 2:00pm-3:00pm: Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePHX Coder Dojo (ages 8-17yrs) from 3:00pm-4:00pm: Become a coding master in this fun interactive program! The Dojo is for coding beginners or those who wish to enhance their skills. Ages 8-17 #CodePHX Saturday Kids @ Ocotillo: Saturdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Join us every Saturday for fun and learning activities! 1st Saturday: Lots-O-Legos!, 2nd Saturday: STEAM; Snap Circuits, 3rd Saturday: Crafternoon, 4th Saturday: Game-A-Thon, 5th Saturday (when applicable) Surprise activity.

JOB CENTER SERVICES Drop-In Employment Assistance 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday Get help with resume writing, searching and applying for jobs online and more. No registration required. Friendly House Workforce Assistance 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 Friendly House’s Workforce Assistance Program empowers individuals and families in the community to become self-sufficient through education, job placement, and occupational training. Friendly House will be at Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center every first and third Wednesday from noon - 4pm.

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Stanton, City Council Partner with University of Arizona to Launch New Biomedical Technology Accelerator Downtown Mayor Greg Stanton and the City Council unanimously approved funding to sponsor a new medical technology accelerator program through the University of Arizona on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus downtown—now one of 13 school accelerators in the U.S. *photo provided by University of Arizona

At this new center—called InnoVention—students in the medical sciences, law, engineering and business disciplines will have a dedicated space and program to converge and be able to quickly take ideas from the mind to the market, whether through devices, businesses or health policies.

Along with the City of Phoenix, InnoVention is a collaboration of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, College of Engineering, Eller College of Management and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. The facility includes research laboratories, fabrication equipment and business consulting services. Stanton first announced his vision for an incubator on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus two years ago during his State of the City Address. Stanton and the UA shared the commitment to launch an initiative that would support and accelerate downtown’s entrepreneurial activity and pair it with health solutions. “Phoenix is proud to invest in the biosciences and innovation—they support high-paying jobs that continue to grow in Phoenix. But this investment is so much more,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “With this exciting partnership, the best and brightest across industries will work side-by-side as breakthroughs are happening, accelerating the process of turning ideas into reality to improve health and save lives.” At the College of Medicine—Phoenix’s Center of Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, tools and equipment are available to rapidly prototype ideas using technology, 3D printers and application development systems in an entrepreneurial environment. The broad range of knowledge, skills and immersion will create an ecosystem generating patents, services, products and devices. “While Phoenix and Arizona are rich in business incubators and accelerators, even across the nation there are few programs designed specifically to accelerate health care and life sciences,” said Dr. Fredric Zenhausern, co-developer of InnoVention. “This is an environment created specifically to get an idea to market as rapidly as possible. Unlike an incubator, which generally helps launch a business, InnoVention takes ideas and turns them to marketable products for the founders.” “We are grateful for the support from the City of Phoenix for the InnoVention incubator,” said Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. “This will advance the mission of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, to translate scientific discoveries into new products, devices and algorithms which can improve the health of Arizonans as well as to develop Phoenix into a center for biomedical innovation to advance our economy.” InnoVention is the latest addition to the Phoenix Downtown Biomedical Campus encompassing the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, TGEN and other private and collaborative education, innovation and research programs. The campus is a cluster of biomedical scientists, doctors and students in a central Downtown Phoenix location. UA professors Frederic Zenhausern and Remy Arteaga will lead InnoVention. Dr. Zenhausern is a professor of Basic Medical Sciences and founding director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine at UA. He is appointed to faculty at the UA Cancer Center, the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Bio5. He is also affiliated with TGen, Honor Health Research Institute, and several global health initiatives. Dr. Arteaga is director of the McGuide Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management. He spent more than 20 years launching and managing successful startups, accelerators and corporate innovation initiatives. “The future of higher education lies in interdisciplinary collaborations and immersive, experiential opportunities,” said Paulo Goes, dean of the Eller College. “This partnership demonstrates the University of Arizona’s focus on Industry 4.0 and is the perfect environment for the students and faculty of the Eller College and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship to work on the commercialization path of exciting digital health technologies and medical devices as well as to contribute to the economic development of Phoenix and the state of Arizona.” Stanton and the City Council approved investing $35,000 in seed money to leverage a two-semester InnoVention and Entrepreneurship in Medicine course to an initial cohort of students. About 12 students per semester are expected to enter the program when it’s first offered, but the initial program can be enlarged and expanded with foundation grants. 24 - South Mountain Villager

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Wake Up Feeling Great Tomorrow with These Four Essential Tips Wouldn’t it be terrific to wake up feeling on top of the world tomorrow rather than like crawling back under the covers? The wrong-side-of-bed syndrome is rife; everyone has too many responsibilities and little energy. If you prefer to rise with a spring in your step and twinkle in your eye, note the following four tips to brighten your mornings.

Prepare for tomorrow There’s nothing worse than getting up late, throwing on a disheveled outfit, and dashing out the door with half a slice of toast hanging from your clenched teeth--just the thought of doing so weakens the spirit. With planning, you can ease into mornings in a relaxed fashion without drama. Iron, and hang up clothes the night before, and set the breakfast table in advance. Additionally, pack your bag or briefcase, and leave a list of prioritized jobs on the sideboard.

Wind down and relax in the evening Much of the stress people face upon waking stems from not having unwound from the pressure of the previous day. As evening approaches, slow down and get comfortable. Dim the lights and avoid mental stimulation and physical taxation--which means not playing exciting video games or working out close to bedtime. Imagine you need to decompress, letting out stress so that you expand into a relaxed mode of being. Think about how to achieve your aim. Would a hot bubble bath work? Or a small plate of cookies and warm milk sprinkled with cinnamon?

Get a brilliant night’s sleep It doesn’t have to be hard to sleep well and feel great tomorrow when you rise. Before you close your eyes when you go to bed, run through reasons to be grateful for the day’s occurrences. You might have met someone friendly, been productive, or taken pleasure in an easy drive to work. Next, turn out the light and relax your body, commencing at your toes, and finishing at your scalp. Tighten your muscles, one-by-one, and then release them until you fall into a deep, relaxed state and drift to sleep.

Make waking up a positive experience Buy an alarm clock with a tone that doesn’t rattle your ears and ensure the first thing you spy when you awaken is pleasing. Beautiful artwork or a vase of flowers will do the trick. Additionally, place scented soap by the shower and a fluffy towel, so your morning routine is enjoyable. Leave essential phone calls until you’re ready for work and ensure the ingredients of your favorite breakfast are available. Guarantee you’ll wake up happy tomorrow by preparing for a positive day. Be ready so you don’t have to rush, and consider ways to make mornings agreeable instead of tiresome. As a result, you’ll wonder why you ever allowed yourself to get out of the bed the wrong side in the past.

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