Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.
Apr30

Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.

April 24, 2017 Photographs by Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry   GPPA-Friends of the Scenic Drive thanks the more than 25 volunteers who made its Scenic Drive cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd the most successful of the year, both in terms of turnout and fun.  Because of your community service, we were able to clear 13 miles of roadside along the northern reaches of Scottsdale Road, from Happy Valley Road to Carefree Highway. Following...

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Ted Talk: Building a Family Tree for All Humanity
Apr30

Ted Talk: Building a Family Tree for All Humanity

April 24, 2027   “All humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how his Genographic Project will use this shared DNA to figure out how we are — in all our diversity — truly connected.”  Introduction to Ted Talk Wells is the author of “Deep Ancestry: The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past,” which was published by...

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Ted Talk: What explains the rise of humans?
Apr29

Ted Talk: What explains the rise of humans?

April 27, 2027 This Ted Talk by historian Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the best seller “Sapiens” has more than  2,300,000 views on YouTube. Below is the introduction to Harari’s TedTalk. “Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth;...

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Community Events Calendar
Apr28

Community Events Calendar

The Peak’s calendar covers community events in Scottsdale and neighboring communities. Our local events include everything from local concerts, festivals, equestrian activities, to government events. On this page you can find or access: Events Calendar – a monthly summary of upcoming events Venue Websites – local organizations that organize and hold events Electronic Newsletters – a link to Newsletter Nook,...

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FCF Email Update, Events, April 28 & Beyond
Apr28

FCF Email Update, Events, April 28 & Beyond

April 28, 2017 This  edition of FCF Email Update identifies upcoming events and activities at the Holland Community Center, the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, and he Desert Foothills Theater.  These include adult classes in a variety of subjects, family history writing workshops, art exhibits, plays, health-related talks, and more. For information, click on the link below: Foothills Email Update (PDF) The Peak Welcomes Your Comment...

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