We’re still topping 110º but signs of Fall are popping up around Anthem, in sports, arts, politics, fun, and of course… it’s back to school for Anthem’s public and private school students. Check important school dates compiled by Freedom Way Magazine.
First, Congratulations are in order to everyone involved in creating Anthem’s Veterans Memorial we wrote about last fall. As reported in Online at Anthem the Memorial was presented with the 2012 Public Works Project of the Year award by the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), and honored at their August 7 conference. The project will go on to be considered for the 2012 National Public Works Project of the Year Award. Good work and good luck!
8/13 – Big Splash Water Park begins Fall hours. Starting the week of August 13, the Park will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5:00 p.m.
8/14 – Meet Your Candidates Don’t miss a great opportunity to meet candidates for the offices of US Senate, US District 8 Representative, Arizona Legislative District 1 (Senate and Representative), multiple county positions, and Justice of the Peace for Desert Ridge. As reported in Images Magazine and Online at Anthem, the New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) will be hosting its bi-annual “Meet Your Candidates Night” Tuesday, August 14 at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, located at 42425 N. New River Road, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
8/18 – Starlight Community Theater Auditions Casting call for Starlight’s upcoming youth production of “The Wizard of Oz” is taking place August 18 at 9 a.m., in the Safeway Center, Suite B119. Auditions for lead roles and a no-cut ensemble cast. Starlight has four shows scheduled through February. For more information, visit www.starlightcommunitytheater.org.
Musical Theatre of Anthem has ten shows planned through June. Click HERE for more information on their 2012-13 schedule. Auditions are upcoming for the final six shows of the season. Click HERE for their audition schedule.
8/20 – Anthem Soccer Club Tryouts for U-9 boys, U-10 boys, U-10 girls and U-13 boys teams to compete in the 2012-13 AYSA Soccer League season. For details on specific teams, please contact Mark Kerlin at 623-582-2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8/24 – Merle Norman Hosts Ladies Night Out, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. As part of its Social Event Series, the Anthem Community Council has partnered with Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio, located at 39512 N. Daisy Mountain Drive, Ste. 176 in the Anthem Crossroads Shopping Center, for a night of fun, food, beauty consultations, shopping and more. For more information, call 623-551-9502.
8/25 – Anthem Community Day with the Diamondbacks Cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks as they take on the San Diego Padres at 5:10 p.m. at Chase Field. Anthem Community Council partners with the D-Backs to offer Anthem Day and $32 tickets (down from $35), which includes all-you-can-eat ballpark fare from the time gates open until the end of the seventh inning, and a special pre-game recognition of Anthem fans! Get your tickets HERE, special offer code: anthem. For more information, contact email@example.com or 623-742-6065, or go to: http://www.onlineatanthem.com/content/anthem-community-day-with-arizona-diamondbacks .
8/25 Sprint Into Fall at the Anthem Sprint Triathlon Anthem’s annual reverse order sprint triathlon consists of a 5km run, a fast 20km bike course, and a 400m pool swim to the finish. Kids aged 5-12 will start at 6:45 a.m. and follow a modified course of a half-mile run, a 4.5 mile bike, and a 200m pool swim. Men will follow with a start time of 7:15 a.m., and women will start at 7:30 a.m. Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers per five-year age groups. Register early at www.Active.com to receive discounted rates. For more information, visit www.4peaksracing.com.
9/1 – Duck Daze Race Join us on Labor Day Weekend for a fun afternoon at the Anthem Community Park – and benefit various North Valley non-profit groups in the process. There will be food, games, entertainment, a silent auction - and a Duck Race through the ponds and over the falls. To purchase ducks at $20 each, or for more information, contact anthempets@yahoo or visit Anthem Pets.
Fall Group Swim Lessons Still Available Group swim lessons will continue to be offered at the Community Center throughout the fall, during two sessions: August 25 to September 22, and September 29 to October 20. All classes last 30 minutes and will be held Saturdays at 10:10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. More info: http://www.freedomwaymagazine.com/fall-group-swim-lessons-still-available
9/4 – The Arizona Sunrays Dance Into Anthem to offer several dance classes at the Community Center on Thursday evenings. Providing quality gymnastics and dance instruction throughout the Valley for over 21 years, the Sunrays are partnering with Valley-wide programs to provide children an accessible means for movement and exercise. $105 for an eight-week session (September 4 to October 27) and $92.50 for a seven-week session (October 30 to December 15). Classes are 45 minutes long. For more information, call 602-992-5790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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