08/01/2014 - 09/07/2014
Through September 7 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, visitors can view Bill Owens’s “Suburbia” exhibit. The series of strange and compelling photographs reveal the complexities of the American middle-class landscape. Utilizing a straightforward and direct photographic style, Owens documented the customs, symbols and social dynamics of various Northern California housing developments. For more information, visit SMOCA.org.
OLAFUR ELIASSON: BEAUTY EXHIBIT
08/01/2014 - 08/17/2014
Through August 17 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, come see Olafur Eliasson’s exquisite and enigmatic installation of mist and fractured light. The exhibit is accompanied by a looping presentation of the documentary film Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process, as well as hands-on activities to learn more about the artist. For more information, visit SMOCA.org.
On Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m., fans will get their chance to see Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators live in the Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort. Slash and his band released their debut, self-titled album in 2010 and followed its huge success in 2012 with “Apocalyptic Love.” Their third album is in the works for a 2014 release as they tour and fans can feel the excitement. Talking Stick Resort is located at 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. For ticket availability or more information, call 480.850.7734.
Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2 at the Civic Center, Appaloosa and Mustang Libraries. Space is limited; Please see a staff person prior to the start of the storytime to receive a numbered ticket, which will be the child’s registration. For more information, visit Library.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/ and click on the Events tab.
NORTH TEMPE COMMUNITY MARKET
The Tempe Community Action Agency launched the Tempe Community Market as a way to bring locally grown food and products to the public. It also offers a “community exchange,” welcoming produce from those with backyard, community or market gardens and surplus produce. The market takes place Sundays, every week during the summer from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 620 N. Mill Ave. For information, call Cindy Gentry at 602.469.9400 or visit TempeAction.org.
GARDEN FLASHLIGHT TOURS
08/07/2014 - 08/30/2014
THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN AUGUST
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays in August, enjoy the Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. Bring a flashlight and enjoy an evening of exploration. Flashlight tours are a sensory experience where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to a variety of discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. For more information, call 480.481.8188 or visit DBG.org/Events-Exhibitions/Garden-Flashlight-Tours.
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
Talking Stick Resort is hosting Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, August 10. The show starts at 8. p.m. in the Ballroom. Derek Trucks is quite simply one of the greatest slide guitarists alive today. Susan Tedeschi has earned accolades and awards with both her guitar and her voice. After years building their solo careers, they have teamed up to form Tedeschi Trucks Band with an extended pool of collaborators and friends. Their awe-inspiring sounds are an impressive alchemy of the blues, southern soul, American roots music, authentic rock ‘n’ roll and a touch of Florida swamp magic. Talking Stick Resort is located at 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. For ticket availability or more information, call 480.850.7734.
Are you in career transition? Come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high quality resources and hiring companies. Events are held four times a month at Highlands Church at 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., all available at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four feature hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org or call 480.442.5806.
TAIL WAGGIN’ TALES
Certified therapy dogs love listening to kids practice their reading skills from 2. to 3. p.m. at the Mustang Library. This calm, non-judging environment helps beginning readers relax and enjoy reading. Check in at the Information Desk the day of the program to schedule your reading time with one of the dogs. For more information, visit Library.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/ and click on the Events tab.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS COURSE
On Wednesday, August 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Palomino Multiuse room at the Palomino Library, the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) will present a two-hour course designed for those ages 60 and up who are preparing for retirement or are in the early stages of retirement and planning on filing for their social security benefits. For more information, visit Library.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/ and click on the Events tab.