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Everyone is invited to be part of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s (SMoCA) Arm Wrestling for Art on Friday, July 25, 2014. The event will start at 7:00 in the evening at the SMoCA located at 7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Attendees will get to attend art lessons from the Curator of Contemporary Art Emily Stamey. This will be followed by arm wrestling lessons from Ultimate Body Bootcamp owner and fitness guru Richelle Melde. Finally, guests will get to arm wrestle with their fellow community members and win a prize.

Participants of the arm wrestling activity may go home with a painting by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). He recently finished the colourful murals within the Lounge, SMoCa’s retail store and outdoor courtyard.

Tickets are priced at $8 for members and $10 for those purchasing online. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Good N’ Plenty Artist Award, a community-based generated award supporting the projects of Arizona-based art makers.

 

To purchase tickets, please CLICK ON THIS LINK. Interested parties may call (480) 874-4666 or visit http://www.smoca.org for more details. 

 

 

 

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Health care professionals are invited to attend the Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The course will be from 7:30 in the morning until 1:30 in the afternoon at the Brady Conference Center located at the Shea Medical Center, 12002 E Shea Boulevard #5, Scottsdale, Arizona.

This class is designed to provide a wide array of health care professionals with the the skills and abilities to be able to recognize a number of life-threatening emergencies, use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), provide CPR, as well as relieve choking in an effective, timely, and safe manner.

Admission fee is $36 and attendees will be provided with an AHA text book. Participants will be given an AHA course completion card upon finishing the course.

Please come on time as no one will be allowed to enter the class after 7:40 in the morning.

Interested parties may call (480) 323-3936 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Feel free to visit http://www.shc.org for more details.

 

 

 

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Parents and children ages 6 years old and above are invited to attend the Reptiles of Arizona Session on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The event will be from 3:30 to 4:15 in the afternoon at the Civic Center Library Auditorium located at 3839 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Participants of this activity will get to see some great and amazing local reptiles. A trained Phoenix Herpetological Society volunteer will also share information on what the reptile behaviour is, what safety measures need to be remembered, how to preserve these animals, and what its habitat is.

Staff personnel will be giving out tickets to those who are interested to attend. The same ticket will serve as the child’s registration.

The Civic Center Library is open from Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening, and Sundays from 1:00 until 5:00 in the afternoon.

 

To learn about other Scottsdale Public Library branches, please visit http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org. For other events, kindly browse through http://scottsdalelibrary.evanced.info

 

 

 

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Be part of the Medical Sort and Pack at Project C.U.R.E. happening on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The activity starts at 9:00 in the morning at 80 W Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona.

Attendees of this event will be sorting and packing desperately needed medical supplies which will be shipped to a number of hospitals, orphanages, and clinics in more than 100 poverty stricken countries all around the world.

The aim of this event is bringing hope and health to the world together with Project C.U.R. E, a national faith-based organization.

Volunteers will be given the chance to learn much more about medical supplies as well as the urgent needs of them those under-resourced countries. Interested volunteers have to be at least 14 years old and have a signed Youth Volunteer Waiver to participate.

The venue is a warehouse, so kindly wear appropriate clothing. Bringing of water is likewise encouraged.

 

More details about the event and organization are posted at http://www.projectcure.org and http://www.handsonphoenix.org.  

 

 

 

Zona Hotel & Suites, a 431 room hotel and extended stay property in Scottsdale, Arizona will be closing their doors on July 31st, 2014. The news was released on June 20th, 2014, announcing that Zona Hotel & Suites was purchased for $52 million cash by Orange Lake Resorts based out of Kissimmie, FL.

Orange Lake Resorts plans to remodel most of the 27 year old property and rebuild new suites to be sold off individually as timeshares.

Construction will begin after closing on July 31st, 2014 and is slated to take approximately 18 – 24 months. During construction the property will remain closed.

Zona Hotel & Suites is located directly next to the 5 star Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and many dining, entertainment and shopping options. 

All guests at Zona Hotel & Suites must check out by July 31st, 2014 at 10AM. Advance reservations for Zona Hotel & Suites have been notified of their cancellation by Zona Hotel & Suites staff. Those searching for extended stay accommodations should call Scottsdale Park Suites "SPS," a resort-like community in Scottsdale offering one month or longer furnished rentals.

Scottsdale Park Suites
1251 N. Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 949 – 8637
www.scottsdaleparksuites.com

Appealing to golf enthusiasts who have stayed at Zona Hotel & Suites in the past, SPS rates include complimentary golf. All SPS residents enjoy golf daily, including greens fees, cart rental and range balls. Residents can schedule their complimentary tee time or range balls at the front office.

golfZona Hotel & Suites featured the Graze Desert Grille restaurant on property; however, the Grille will also be closed during construction. For those relocating from Zona Hotel & Suites to SPS they will be pleasantly surprised by the fantastic dining options available. Scottsdale Park Suites residents receive daily dining at local restaurants included in their stay. Residents pick up a voucher at the front office and enjoy 13 complimentary weekly dining experiences at local restaurants!

Instead of a compact on-property gym, SPS includes a health club membership to Independence Gym for all residents to enjoy. At check-in residents are given their health club card and can use the 20,000 sq ft space daily, which is located approximately 1 mile from the community. The health club features an indoor 40 yard sprint track, circuit, free motion, hammer strength, free weight and cardio equipment.

Competing with the lifestyle extended stay guests enjoyed at Zona Hotel & Suites is not easy. Guests at Zona Hotel & Suites rave on spsreview websites about their positive experiences. Similar to Zona Hotel & Suites, SPS strives to provide outstanding accommodations and service, demonstrated by feedback on websites like Yelp, Customer Lobby and TripAdvisor. On May 17, 2014, UKMaryanne writes on TripAdvisor.com "We have now stayed at Scottsdale Park Suites on three occasions and each time it has been near perfect. The grounds are immaculate. The rooms are really well furnished and modern. The whole place is kept very clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The voucher system for local dining is fantastic."

Different than Zona Hotel & Suites, SPS features only one bedroom suites accommodating a maximum of two individuals. All suites include a full kitchen, TV in the living room and bedroom, high speed WiFi, large walk-in closet and private patio. SPS is a pet free community. The pet free status is favored by those who do not want to be awakened by their neighbor's barking dog.

SPS is a gated community located along the lush Scottsdale Greenbelt Park, a 12 mile walking and bicycle path that winds from Tempe Town Lakes to Shea Boulevard. By living at SPS you will have private access through the gates onto the charming Scottsdale Greenbelt. SPS also features a heated pool, spa, two tennis courts, six gas BBQ grills, business center and relaxing areas to sit among new friends. Come experience the difference at SPS and our exceptional alternative accommodations.

Call (480) 949 - 8637 today, visit scottsdaleparksuites.com, and come for a tour 1251 N. Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. 

Scottsdale Park Suites is not affiliated with Zona Hotel & Suites. Scottsdale Park Suites seeks to provide information on the closing of local hotels so guests can find alternative accommodations. If you have any questions regarding Zona Hotel & Suites please contact Zona Hotel & Suites directly.