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Enjoy a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Visitors can also browse items in the Museum Shop. Have lunch at the Courtyard Café, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day during Holidays at the Heard. Included in general museum admission.  December 27 Tuesday Let’s Knit, (Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27), 1:30-3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Harriet: 480.481.7033 or Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting. Help others with projects and patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. No reservations required. December 28 Wednesday Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Suite 101, Scottsdale, free, register: 480-323-1321, This group offers support to those living with a diagnosis of leukemia or one of the varied types of lymphoma. Guest speakers: VGPCC Social Worker Gerrie Jacobs, MA, LCSW and Transplant Institute Coordinator Steve Dahlstrom, RN. December 29 Thursday 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,, 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; DK Orchestra performs. December 30 Friday Music of David Bowie - Symphony Hall, 7:30 pm, 75 N. 2nd. St., Phoenix, 602-495-1999, David Bowie’s music lives on. A full rock band and vocalist Tony Vincent join the Symphony to celebrate the one-of-a-kind genius in a sensational musical odyssey through his unforgettable body of work with “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl” and many more. Conductor Brent Havens leads vocalist Tony Vincent and The Phoenix Symphony. December 31 Saturday

Bullhead City / Laughlin

senior games ! u o y s t n a w Two States, Two Time Zones, One Gold Medal!

The Bullhead City / Laughlin Senior Games are located along the banks of the beautiful Colorado River, in Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada just 90 miles south of Las Vegas. Join us for three weeks of Senior Games action!

January 8 - 27, 2017

The 5th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts Returns to Hance Park, December 9-11, 2016 Art inspires, informs and delights. Phoenix art enthusiasts will get a chance to mingle with multimedia artisans and art purveyors as Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns home to Margaret T. Hance Park just in time for some excellent holiday shopping opportunities, December 9-11, 2016. Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the fifth annual event, featuring more than 125 art vendors and cultural organizations. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend and connect with the local art community and take in Phoenix’ downtown vibe.

B u l l h e a d C i t y, A r i z o n a E v e n t s Basketball Pickleball Soccer Horseshoes Swim Powerlifting Track & Field Golf Softball Volleyball Shooting Laughlin, Nevada Events Bowling Cornhole Table Tennis Plus Gaming Tournaments: Craps Blackjack Bingo Poker Slots

More Information Coming Soon!

Athlete Package

Package Includes: • Commemorative Athlete T-shirt • Swag Bag • Commemorative Program • Results Book • Opening & Closing Ceremonies • Event Mixers ( Deadline: Dec 26, 2016 (PLUS PROCESSING)

46th Annual National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade, Central Phoenix, 11a.m., bleacher seating $25, reserved disabled seating $10, Enjoy floats, bands, specialty and equestrian units. New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave. Mesa, Catered dinner: $40 per person/reserved. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. 480-832-9003. Ring in the new year with music by The Needham Twins.

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Muralist Steven Allison poses alongside his 2015 mural. If inspiration strikes, the festival offers plenty of opportunities for adults and kids to get creative and get messy. The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on collaborative art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, returns as a signature component of the festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists. The Phoenix Festival of the Arts Family Zone, presented by the Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families throughout the day. “It’s what makes this event so special—the focus on local artists,” says Medina, a seasoned painter, sculptor, art teacher and custom metal fabricator who created the opportunity for artists to work side-by-side. He says his love for children and community authored his inspiration to add more layers to the event. “Two artists use 4 by 8 foot ...continues on page 19

Lovin' Life After 50: Phoenix - Dec. 2016  
Lovin' Life After 50: Phoenix - Dec. 2016