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Summer classes at Holland Community Center

Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) offers an abundance of ways for residents to beat the heat while having fun and meeting new people this summer. FCF hosts classes and programs at the Holland Community Center year-round, but when the heat is on, a friendly respite may be just what is needed. Here are some of the events taking place in July.

 

Belly Dancing for Fitness
July 12, 19, 26 and August 2; 10–11am

Suitable for all ages and stages of fitness, belly dancing is low impact and gentle on the joints. It can help strengthen the core, lower body and even arms, while also improving cardio fitness. Music and coin hip scarves provided. Instructor Shoshanna Qamar is an artist, actress and dancer with a background in contemporary dance technique, ballet and international folk. The cost is $60 per student for this four-week class.

 

Learn to Draw from Life
July 13, 20, 27 and August 3;10am–12pm

Learn to see as never have before, and discover a new talent, or rediscover an old one, by learning to draw from life. Instructor Joan Milman will teach participants to work with charcoal, kneaded eraser and a newsprint pad to bring objects to life. The cost is $125 for four weeks of instruction.

 

Canvas & Coffee — Southwest Pottery
July 15; 10am–12pm

Join Sunny Hall, owner of Paint and Gogh, for a morning of canvas and coffee. Start the morning with a relaxing and creative painting experience that is guided step-by-step, and take home a 16” x 20” acrylic painting at the end of the class. All supplies are furnished, including easels, paint, canvas, aprons and brushes. No experience necessary. The cost is $40 per student.

 

In addition to structured classes, bingo is offered every Thursday at 1:30pm, and duplicate bridge (must have a partner) is offered Monday and Friday at 12:30pm.

Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. Online registration and details are available at www.azfcf.org. Call 480.488.1090 for additional information.

Making The Holidays Brighter For Families In Need

fcf2The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center and its team of donors and volunteers will brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the North Valley foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community. The 14th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Saturday, December 10, in Black Canyon City at High Desert Park from 9am-12pm and on Sunday, December 11, at Holland Community Center in North Scottsdale from 1-4pm.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, all families must be signed up by December 7. Individual donors as well as donor groups such as businesses, HOAs, churches and schools, are encouraged to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. Interested donors determine the size of the family they are willing to adopt then a family wish list is provided as a shopping guide. Monetary donations also are accepted to support the program. All gifts must be wrapped and delivered in December either directly to the family or dropped off at the event site. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws.fcf1

For information about the 2016 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, email adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com or pick up a form at the food bank. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. Residents can learn more about helping area families year-round by calling 480.488.1145 or visiting http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

Holiday Donor Sponsors Sought For Families In North Valley

LogosThe Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the northern Arizona foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community. The 13th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Sunday, December 13, at Holland Community Center in North Scottsdale. A second site for Black Canyon City and New River residents will be held on Saturday, December 12 at High Desert Park.Adopt Family Photo 2015

Individual donors as well as donor groups such as businesses, HOAs, churches and schools, are encouraged to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. Interested donors determine the size of the family they are willing to adopt then a family wish list is provided as a shopping guide. Monetary donations also are accepted to support the program. All gifts must be wrapped and delivered in December either directly to the family or dropped off at the event site. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws.

For information about the 2015 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, email adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com or pick up a form at the food bank. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For more information, visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

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