Wednesday, May 7 - The launch party for AZ School Works, Jason Williams' (former candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction) new PAC.
About the organization: "AZ School Works is a Political Action Committee (PAC) which will promote fiscal responsibility for Arizona’s public schools by informing the electorate of our State’s current priorities, practices and financial management in our public education system. In addition to acting as a community watchdog, the PAC focuses on electing candidates in order to impact local elections."
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Fair Trafe Café, 1020 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix AZ, (park behind Trinity Cathedral in the parking garage)
Suggested donation: $25
Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8 - Workshops on Southern Scottsdale Community Area Plan
Time (both days): 7:00 p.m.
Places: May 7, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road; May 8, Pueblo Elementary School cafeteria, 6320 N. 82nd St.
The City's Area Plans page here.
Thursday, May 8 - The LD17 Democrats and The Big Picture Film Series present an exclusive screening of the documentary Body of War. This wrenching film chronicles the journey of Tomas Young as he moves from being young soldier, through being wounded and permanently paralyzed less than a week after arriving in Iraq, to becoming a "passionate" opponent of the war.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Chandler Cinemas, 2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ
Cost: $10 at the door or purchase in advance here.
Thursday, May 8 - Monthly meeting of the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Granite Reef Senior Center, Granite Reef Rd., just north of McDowell.
Guest Speaker: John Little, Scottsdale's Acting City Manager
Wednesday, May 21 - Meeting of the North Indian Bend Wash Community Involvement Group (NIBW CIG)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: the auditorium at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library (3839 N.Drinkwater Blvd.)