NOVEMBER 17, 2010

Carefree’s free “Going Green” seminar

Green Products sold locally at Lowe’s and ACE Hardware

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CAREFREE – Carefree’s last “Going Green” seminar of 2010 will feature a FREE presentation by Lowe’s and Karsten’s Ace Hardware on green products sold locally Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Carefree Council Chambers, located at 100 Easy Street, Carefree (Post Office Building). There is plenty of FREE parking.

Find out how you can IMPROVE your home and lifestyle, SAVE on energy costs, HELP the environment, and INVEST in your own community by shopping locally.  Lowe’s representative Jerry Ebright and Ron Welch from Karsten’s Ace Hardware’s will present some of the following cost effective, environmentally friendly products for your home:
• Energy Star Appliances
• Solar Tube Skylights and other Solar Products
•  “Insuladd” Paint Additive to Optimize your Home Insulation
• Landscaping LED Lighting
• CFL Bulbs and Incentives Received in Store
• Green Cleaning Products

For more information, contact Jerry Ebright (Lowe’s) at 480-437-3540 or Ron Welch (Ace Hardware) at 480-488-4400.  This event is sponsored by the Town of Carefree Green Initiative Committee.

Festival of Tales

Children explore the world through reading and storytelling at PVCC

PHOENIX – Children and their parents are invited to attend Paradise Valley Community College’s fourth Festival of Tales for storytelling, live music, arts and crafts and free books. The free event is Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Kranitz Student Center on the Union Hills campus.

"Exploring Our World" is the theme of the festival hosted by PVCC's Art of Storytelling class and sponsored by PVCC’s Club Ed, Southwest Human Development and Reading is FUNdamental.

It provides free books and entertainment for children in the community while promoting literacy and providing authentic learning experiences for PVCC students who are interested in becoming teachers or working with children.

"It's been amazing to reach out to the community and have such a wonderful response in years past. Seeing families, students and volunteers come together to promote literacy in such a fun manner is truly extraordinary. It's a win-win for all," said Meggin Kirk, PVCC adjunct faculty.

Hundreds of local children have benefited from previous storytelling festivals. Activities in addition to storytelling include Music in Motion and entertainment by Hermee the Clown. Lunch will be available for purchase.

RSVP via e-mail to or call Harriet Betts at 602-787-6562.