FCF – Holland Community Center Planned Programs & Events, 2016-2017

FCF-HCC 2016-17 Preliminary Schedule of Programs and Events

fcf_foothills_foundation_bannerScottsdale, AZ, June 30, 2016:  FCF-HCC is offering diverse and innovative community Programs and Events for the season (September, 2016 – May, 2017). All events take place at the Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266.  Most programs charge a fee with some discounted with pre-purchase of an entire series.  Online registration will be available at www.azfcf.org by August 1, 2016.

Overview:

T.G.I.F. Tasters Club meets one Friday a month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. with an aficionado to learn about their craft and product and then savor the taste of what they bring to the table. From olive oil to wine and coffee to chocolate, this event is for the both curious samplers and connoisseurs.  Costs: $20 for Sampler (per event price except Oct 21 is $30). $150 for Complete Connoisseur Pass (20% discount). Dates/Topics: (confirmed through December) Sept 16, Coffee Cupping presented by Serena English, Wholesale Customer Support, Press Coffee Roaster, Scottsdale; Oct 21, The Pillsbury Wines presented by Sam Pillsbury, Owner & Winegrower, Pillsbury Vineyards, Cottonwood & Wilcox; Nov 18, Flavored Oils and Vinegars presented by Merle Lehman, Owner, Gourmet Blends AZ, Distributor (Gourmet Blends); Dec 9, Chocolate & Meditation presented by Lisa Reinhardt, CEO and Founder, Wei of Chocolate, Phoenix; (unconfirmed through May) Jan 20, Tea Blending; Feb 10, Mixology/Juicing; Mar 17, Beer; April 21, Local Cheeses; May 19, Bourbon/Beef.

Visual Arts Exploration Series is offered January 16—February 20, 2017. Local experts, educators and artists present topics from Architecture to Selfies. Visual arts presentations are packed into the newly expanded 2017 series with seven consecutive Monday’s from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentations starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12.00 per program. $72 for the Series (includes one complimentary program). Dates/Topics: (confirmed) Jan 9, Permanent and Temporary Public Art in Scottsdale presented by Donna Isaac, Director, Scottsdale Public Art; Jan 16, Murals for Social Change, presented by Hugo Medina, mural artist; Jan 23, A Life of Art and Travel – Demonstration of Travel Sketching, presented by Roberta Kritzia, artist and educator; Jan 30, Original Selfies – Self Portraits of Famous Artists, presented by Suzann Wilson, artist; Feb 6, David Hockney – The Bigger Picture, presented by Maureen Chestnut, art educator and docent; Feb 13, The Theater of Salvador Dali, presented by Peggy Strubel, PHX Art Museum Docent; and Feb 20, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Style and Influence in the Valley, presented by Aaron Betsky, Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, brings the Festival’s international Mystery and Suspense Thrillers films to the Holland Community Center September 2016 – May 2017 (no December film). One Friday each month (dates vary) from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Gary will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture! Cost: $15 per film; or $100 for a 2016-17 Film Festival Pass (20% discount) for all 8 films. Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Jan 13, Feb 3, Mar 10, Apr 14, and May 12.

Morning Joe with TED. Explore a topic through the TED medium. What’s TED?  Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every 1st Tuesday of the month (Oct – April, except January) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Our host will facilitate open discussion after each video. General topics selected for the program include Science, Nature, Digital Media, Future and Language. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Feb 7, Mar 7, and Apr 4.

Weekly Bingo.  Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Holland Community Center. Open to the public with cards starting at $13. New theme days added one Thursday a month. Raffle prizes and $375 paid out weekly. Cards go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Visit ww.azfcf.org for more information.

2016 Schedule:

Friday, September 9, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community CenterTell No One (France, NR; 125 min.)

Pediatrician Dr. Alexandre Beck’s beloved wife Margot was brutally murdered by a notorious serial killer eight years earlier.  Although once a suspect, Alexandre was eventually cleared by the police.  However, he still mourns her loss.  On the eighth anniversary of her murder, Margot emails him… Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Gary will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture! Cost: $15 per film; or $100 for a 2016-17 Film Festival Pass (20% discount) for all 8 films. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, September 16, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

T.G.I.F. Tasters Club – Coffee Cupping

Coffee Cupping, or coffee tasting! An introduction on what cupping is about, how it is used professionally, and what you, as a potential home-cupper, can expect. Presented by Serena English, Wholesale Customer Support, Press Coffee Roaster, Scottsdale. Cost: $20. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Joe with TED – Science

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Dinosaurs and the Sixth Sense. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

Saturday, October 8, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art – Art in Partnership II

Art in Partnership II is the Arizona Art Alliance’s grand art opening exhibit showing in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from October 1 – 27. Meet the Alliance-Juried artists who are members of any affiliated Member Group of the Arizona Art Alliance and view fantastic work during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

Friday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center – Nine Queens (Argentina, R; 110 min.)

Marcos and Juan are two low-level con artists who come across the opportunity to sell a forged set of very rare stamps known as the Nine Queens. As the two swindlers work on their latest con, they come into contact with a rogue’s gallery of thieves, swindlers, conmen, and pickpockets to the point where no one knows who is conning who. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture! Cost: $15 per film; or $100 for a 2016-17 Film Festival Pass (20% discount) for all 8 films. Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, October 21, 3:00 -5:00 p.m.

T.G.I.F. Tasters Club – Wine Tasting

Learn about Arizona wines and why they work. See a professional tasting demonstration and then hear a description of each wine you will taste. Presented by Sam Pillsbury, Owner & Winegrower, Pillsbury Vineyards, Cottonwood & Wilcox. Cost: $30. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Joe with TED – Nature and Music

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Bees and Music and Emotion. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

Friday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center – The Vanishing (Netherlands, NR; 105 min.)

Rex and Saskia, a young couple taking a road trip to France, stop at gas station and rest stop where Saskia disappears without a trace.  Rex obsessively struggles to find out what happened to her.  Three years later, he begins to receive letters from a man claiming to have kidnapped her, fueling with a greater intensity Rex’s quest for Saskia in a plot that turns more twisted than he could have imagined. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture! Cost: $15 per film; or $100 for a 2016-17 Film Festival Pass (20% discount) for all 8 films. Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Saturday, November 12, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art– Driven to Abstraction

Pat Cain’s and Marty Gibson’s grand art opening exhibit showing in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from October 29 – December 2. See how the power of abstract painting lies within its ambiguity and expresses a shift from the outward self to self-reflecting. Meet the artists during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

Friday, November 18, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

T.G.I.F. Tasters Club – Flavored Oils and Vinegars

A gourmet experience with blends of the best barrel aged balsamic vinegars and citrus or herb infused olive oils. Sample traditional favorites as well as new and unique flavors to enhance all levels of your dining experience. Presented by Merle Lehman, Owner, Gourmet Blends AZ – Distributor (Gourmet Blends). Cost: $20. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Saturday, November 12, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Healthy Brain EXPO:  Keeping your Brain Growing, Active and Strong

Fire-up your brain! The Healthy Brain Expo explores how to keep your brain engaged, creative and strong.  There will be workshops, speakers, and tabletop exhibits on nutrition, neurosciences, mental exercises and mind/body awareness for your benefit. A fun and exciting event to help keep mentally young all your life. Sponsored by HonorHealth, Barrow Neurological Institute, Foothills Community Foundation and the Desert Foothills YMCA. Cost: Adults $20/Students $5. Advanced registration recommended. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, December 2, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Arizona Sage Art Market

Holiday shopping amongst a collection of artful products under $300 by over 35 artists for sale in the Holland Community Center. Enjoy live entertainment and on-site bakery and bistro. www.azfcf.org. Free Admission. 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Morning Joe with TED – Language

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Texting and Real Words. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

Friday, December 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

T.G.I.F. Tasters Club – Chocolate & Meditation

You have permission to eat chocolate every day without guilt. A daily piece or two of chocolate can be a path to health and wellness, and bring the benefits of meditation effortlessly into your busy lifestyle. Join us for a delicious exploration of the health benefits of chocolate and meditation. Presented by Lisa Reinhardt, CEO and Founder, Wei of Chocolate, Phoenix. Cost: $20. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

 

 

 2017 Schedule:

Tuesday, January 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Watercolor 101 (4-week class)

Learn about types of watercolor paper and brands along with the characteristics of paints and brushes.  This beginner class will also spend time on brush strokes techniques with artist Donna Anastasi. Jan 10, 17, and 24. Cost: $120 for 4-week instruction, plus $5 material charge per class. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, January 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Watercolor 102 (5-week class)

This intermediate beginner class assumes students have some experience with watercolor and knowledge about the materials. Starting the first class off with introducing the project, there will also be demonstrations of techniques throughout the program with artist Donna Anastasi. Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31. Cost $150 for 5-week instruction, plus $5 materials charge per class. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Monday, January 9, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – Permanent and Temporary Public Art in Scottsdale

Are you aware of the permanent and temporary public art in Scottsdale, especially north of the Loop 101? Discover a broad overview of public art throughout Scottsdale with a focus on the north of Loop 101 of both completed and upcoming projects. Presented by Donna Isaac, Director, Scottsdale Public Art. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, January 13, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center – Jack Strong (Poland, NR; 123 min.)

This is the true story of a Polish army officer who decided to spy for the U.S. in order to save Soviet-controlled Poland from possible nuclear annihilation during the Cold War.  He must evade the ever-closing grip of the KGB as it tries to find the mole in their operations while trying to save his country from nuclear war and his family from certain death at the hands of the KGB.  The denouement of the story features an eerie local connection. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture!  Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Saturday, January 14, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art – Mountain Top Experience

Four different artists demonstrate their individual approach toward achieving artistic excellence. Each artist travels his or her own path, but each seeks the same objective: to scale new heights and create a vision (a view from the top) that is unlike any ever seen before. Together four abstract artists, Karen Brace Adams, Dennis Kleidon, Elizabeth Randall Moore and Judith Visker plan to tell their stories on the canvas of beautiful times as painters. Exhibit in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from December 17 – January 26. Meet the artists during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

Monday, January 16, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – Murals for Social Change

Murals are a visual way of telling stories and are a form of communication as old as humankind. From the first cave painting to the newest Banksy, artists are telling a story. History recorded as it happened. “Murals for social change” will touch on the history of mural art, its influences through history, and how it impacts us. The presentation will end with examples of some of Hugo Medina’s murals. Presented by Hugo Medina, mural artist. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Monday, January 23, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – A Life of Art and Travel

A showcase of ‘state of the art’ supplies needed for and a first-hand demonstration of travel sketching. Presented by Roberta Kritzia, artist and educator.  Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Monday, January 30, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – Original Selfies

An examination of self-portraits of famous artist’s reveals facts about them which are amazing, surprising, puzzling and sometimes disturbing. The images hold clues to their inner self and expose their personal life stories.  This revealing lecture is presented by Suzann Wilson, artist. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, February 3, 2:00- 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center – The Silence (Germany, NR; 115 min.)

When a 13-year-old girl disappears, her bicycle is found in the exact spot where another young girl was killed 23 years earlier.  The haunting similarities not only plague the police in the current case, but stir up unpleasant memories and lingering questions from those involved the past, unsolved case. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture!  Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Monday, February 6, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – David Hockney

David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. “The Bigger Picture” of the artist is presented by Maureen Chestnut, art educator and docent. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Joe with TED – Social Media

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Likes and Public Shaming. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

Saturday, February 11, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art – Let’s Talk Art

This exhibition features artists “who just like to meet” weekly to discuss art interests and activities. Exhibit in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from January 28 – February 24. Meet the artists during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

Monday, February 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – The Theater of Salvador Dali

A look at some of Dali’s (1904-1989) famous works, who and what influenced his art, and where he drew his ideas and inspiration. Presented by Peggy Strubel, PHX Art Museum Docent. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Watercolor 102 (5-week class)

Transferring images onto watercolor paper, playing with techniques and applying that knowledge to actual painting are just some of the things you will learn in this class with artist Donna Anastasi. Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31. Cost $150 for 5-week instruction, plus $5 materials charge per class. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Monday, February 20, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Exploration Series – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Style and Influence in the Valley

The fascinating and revered style and influence of Frank Lloyd Wright in the Valley and across the United States will be discussed by Aaron Betsky, Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, author of texts about architecture and design, and former director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with one-hour presentation starting at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $12. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Sunday, March 5, 5:00 p.m.

6th Annual Hearts & Hands Gala

An extraordinary event of dining, entertainment and a silent auction for the Foothills Community Foundation to support the following programs: Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, MindQuest, Partners in Education (PIE), The Holland Gallery of Fine Art and general community programs offered at the Holland Community Center. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Joe with TED – Ideas

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Idea Origins and Remixing. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

Friday, March 10, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center – About Elly (Iran, NR; 115 min.)

A group of friends from Tehran go for a weekend vacation to the sea.  One of the women invites Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher.  When Elly suddenly and mysteriously disappears the group desperately searches for her, but the deeper they search the more troubling become the answers. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture!  Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Saturday, March 11, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art – Botanical Vision

An exhibit capturing the creative diversity of two well-known Arizona artists with differing but engaging expressions of reality. Be prepared for a journey into color and movement filling your visual senses and capturing your heart. Through the creative process, artists work repeatedly on an image with an unseen vision, an archetype. Nancy Christy Moore and Mary Bruns exhibit in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from February 24 – March 31. Meet the artists during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Joe with TED – The Future

Feel like getting inspired! Look no further. There’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of fresh coffee and gathering with interesting people and TED?  What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every. Today, our host will facilitate open discussion after videos on Drones and the New Economy. Cost: $2 per person, per event. Register at www.azfcf.org or just show up! Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090

 

 

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

7th Annual Desert Hills Community Spelling BEE

A community wide Spelling Bee showcasing the spelling talents of contestants from all corners of the North Valley. This fundraising event supports the programs of Partners in Education (PIE). PIE seeks to ensure that all students have access to educational enrichment programs and to support innovations in teaching and learning in the Desert Foothills Community. To register a team contact www.azfcf.org and click on Partners In Education for more information.

 

Friday, April 14, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center Headhunters (Norway, R; 98 min.)

Roger Brown is one of Norway’s most successful headhunters.  To supplement his lavish lifestyle, and overcome his insecurities, he is also an art thief.  He meets his match in Clas Greve who is not only the perfect CEO Roger is looking for, but an art collector, a trophy wife collector (Roger’s!), and perhaps a hunter after Roger’s own head. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture!  Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Friday, May 12, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center The Orphanage (Spain, R; 100 min.)

Laura, a former orphan, and her husband Carlos move into the old orphanage that she grew up in with Simon, their adopted son.   Simon soon claims to have several invisible friends which they think is a normal part of growing up, but his later disappearance leads Laura and Carlos to wonder if a crime was committed or were these invisible friends not so friendly after all. Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture!   Cost: $15. Register at www.azfcf.org. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.

 

Saturday, May 13, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Opening at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art – Give Me Your Best Shot

The Sonoran Arts League is a strong force of artists, art lovers, collectors and creative people. This exhibit will showcase those artists who are selected to be honored with the status of juried artist. You will see a wide range of medias, styles, and amazing art. Exhibit in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from April 29 – May 25. Meet the artists during this free reception. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090. More information at www.azfcf.org.

 

 

 

 

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