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Calendar of events... from page 14 December 3 Saturday Phoenicians Barbershop Chorus, A Phoenician Christmas show, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Road, Mesa, $25 for premium seating; $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, and $12 students, 480-947-7464, tickets.phoenicians.org. Chorus and quartets perform happy, harmonious holiday songs in traditional religious and popular musical styles. December 4 Sunday Exploring the West with the Smithsonian, “Aerial America: Colorado”, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Adults: $13, Seniors (65+): $11, Children: $8, 480-686-9539, ext. 219, rheller@scottsdalemuseumwest.org. The fifth of seven programs from Smithsonian Channel’s epic series of the nation’s most treasured landmarks, all seen from breathtaking heights. December 5 Monday Crystal Bridge – Duplicate Games (Runs: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26),12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Drop in: $10 per player. For information and reservations, contact Harriet at 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Regular sanctioned ACBL duplicate games for players with less than 750 master points. Led by ACBL-certified director Maddy Bloom. Enjoy light refreshments and a friendly atmosphere. December 6 Tuesday A Less Invasive Approach to Total Hip Replacement, 5:30–6:30 p.m., HonorHealth Orthopedic Institute, 20401 N. 73rd St, Ste. 130, Scottsdale, RSVP: 623-580-5800, www.HonorHealth.com/events Dr. Brian Miller, MD orthopedic surgeon will review the anatomy of the hip, the main cause of hip pain, the newest treatment options both non-surgical and surgical. There will be time for questions. He will explain how less invasive hip replacement allows for a faster recovery, less pain and fewer restrictions. December 7 Wednesday It’s Not Just Lunch, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, $5 suggested donation, Register: Chani at 602.492.7670 or chani@sosaz.org. Great speakers and a different topic each month along with a full kosher lunch. A collaboration with SOS.

ter, PhD, RN, and supported by Banner - University Medical Center, University of Arizona College of Nursing and Sarver Heart Center. For stroke survivors and caregivers to learn more about stroke, to find positive solutions to shared concerns and to unite in support of each other. MerryMakers Ballroom Dances, doors open at 6:00 p.m., live music: 7:00 p.m., 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, Members: $7, non-members: $8, www.dancemm.com, Vyda: 480-654-1994. Got a passion for polka? Can you dance a winning waltz? Join the fun; no jeans T-shirts, tennis shoes or shorts. Manuela Dorante performs.

“Our Season of Rejoicing” - Stardust Theatre, Thurs & Sun at 2 p.m.; Fri & Sat at 7 p.m., 14401 RH Johnson Blvd, Performances by the 80 mixed-voice chorus are all reserved tickets: $10.00, Sun City West Box Office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.- Fri. at 19803 RH Johnson Blvd in Sun City West or online at suncitywest.com. Presented by The Westernaires Chorus of Sun City West. December 9 Friday

December 8 Thursday Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Zuni Room, La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., free, RSVP: 520-626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Rit-

Venture Out 55+ Adult Community, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., 5001 E. Main St. Mesa, 480-832-9000, Myron Sommerfeld and his Orchestra will perform the Music of the Stars to the many folks who enjoy swing and ballroom Dancing.

Greater West Valley Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave. (at Meeker Blvd.), Sun City West. Mail your check by December 2nd payable to CWC: $23 per person to Monica Page Petersen, 13339 W. LaTerraza Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375; 623-640-5420. The theme of the luncheon is “A Christmas Cup of Tea” — Chico’s Outlet will present a fashion show; enjoy a performance by “Triplicity.” Guest speaker Kara Thomas, former TV fitness personality, nationally certified Pilates instructor, certified fitness nutrition coach, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor will promote “healthy fun.” December 10 Saturday Sunland Village Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., $4 for full breakfast, 480-8329003, sunlandvillage.org. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by volunteers. “The Polar Express”, 10 a.m., Film Screening and Children’s Activities, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 480-686-9539, ext. 219; rheller@scottsdalemuseumwest.org. Take the grandkids to a screening of this cherished holiday film starring Tom Hanks, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. ...continues on page 16

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