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We All Need to be Heschel Today

Photo: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Stu Turgel In the last few days, I have seen numerous messages from Jewish communal professionals, Rabbis, synagogues and other Jewish organizations in our community expressing their sadness, concern and even outrage at the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd. As more…

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Weekend events for Feb. 21-23

Photo: Meet real conservation scientists from the Phoenix Zoo at Conservation Science Night  Last weekend for the horse show Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo (through Feb. 23). $10 & up, ages 12 & under free; Fri Feb. 21 Family Fun Night free evening admission to all. Times vary. Competitions, educational seminars, vendors and…

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Weekend events for Dec. 13-15

Photo: Find unique gifts at Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Lighting up Tempe Town Lake Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade (Sat. Dec. 14). 4-9 pm, 7 pm parade. Free. Professionally decorated boats in all shapes and sizes, Santa Claus, holiday shopping and fireworks. Tempe Town Lake, 100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe. downtowntempe.com   Become…

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Weekend events for Oct. 25-27

Photo: Trick-or-treat amid hot air balloon in Scottsdale. Photo courtesy Sppoktacular Balloon Festival Spooktacular in Scottsdale Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival (Fri.-Sat. Oct. 25-26). 5-9:30 pm. $15; $10 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Haunted house, costume contests, hot-air balloon glow, live entertainment, kids zone, trick-or-treat candy stations, fireworks and more. Salt River Fields…

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Weekend events for Oct. 18-20

Photo: Stroll through the Carefree Desert Gardens and enjoy whimsical pumpkin carvings by artist Ray Villafane. Photo courtest Enchanted Pumkin Garden Spooky Fun Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (Oct. 18-27). 10 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm Sun., 10 am-8 pm Mon.-Thurs. $15/person weekend, $10/person weekday, under 2 free. More than 30 sculptures from pumpkin carving artist…

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Head to Harkins for “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”

Hundreds of Minor League Baseball’s top prospects have taken to Valley baseball fields to participate in Arizona Fall League, but there’s one more crowd favorite who will step up to the plate this weekend. “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,” an award-winning documentary film featuring former and current Jewish Major League Baseball players who played for Israel in the World Baseball Classic, rounds…

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Weekend events for Oct. 11-13

Photo: The Arizona Taco Festival moves to WestWorld this year. Fall is Festival time! Arizona Taco Festival (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 12-13). 11am-7pm. $15. Sample tacos from more than 50 restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment, taco eating contests, Chihuahua beauty pageant, kid’s zone and more. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. aztacofestival.com Phoenix Greek…

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Weekend events Oct. 4-6

Photo:  The Arizona State Fair runs through Oct. 27. The Fair is back! Arizona State Fair (Wed.-Sun. Oct. 4-27). Gates open at noon Wed-Fri, 11 am Sat-Sun. Prices vary; check website for discounts. Family entertainment, Monster Trucks, animals, food, characters, concerts, rides, exhibits, rodeo and more. Gates open at noon. Prices vary; check website for…

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Weekend events for Sept. 20-22

Photo: The butterflies are back at the Desert Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy Desert Botanical Garden   Free museum admission Museum Day Live! (Sat Sept. 21). Free. Smithsonian magazine and participating local museums nationwide offer free admission. Times vary. Download and print tickets in advance. Check website for participating museums. smithsonianmag.com/museumday   Food festivals Arizona Margarita,…

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Weekend events for Sept. 13-15

Photo: Celebrate rock and roll as the Musical Instrument Museum says goodbye to their “The Electric Guitar” exhibit.   Get creative in Mesa Season Kick-Off Festival (Fri. Sept. 13). 6-10 pm. Free. Features live music, art studio demonstrations, new exhibitions, hands-on activities, food and more. Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa. mesaartscenter.com  …

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