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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:49 pm | Updated: 11:58 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Audubon presents film, auction

Audubon Arizona presents the Southwest premiere of "The Lord God Bird: The Ivory-billed Woodpecker" on Wednesday at the sixth annual Nature Film Festival and Silent Auction at the Harkins Camelview Theatre, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale.

Audubon presents film, auction

Audubon Arizona presents the Southwest premiere of "The Lord God Bird: The Ivory-billed Woodpecker" on Wednesday at the sixth annual Nature Film Festival and Silent Auction at the Harkins Camelview Theatre, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale.

The auction and picnic supper will be 5:30 p.m. The film, followed by a discussion with director George Butler, begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 which includes film, picnic supper, popcorn and a soda.

VIP tickets at $100 include all of the above plus reserved seating and express auction checkout.

Seating is limited. To purchase tickets, contact Donna Sauer at (602) 468-6470 or dsauer@aububon.org.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Dog wash to benefit land conservation

FireSky Resort & Spa is holding a Dirty Dog Wash as a fundraiser at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the resort, 4925 N. Scottsdale Road.

The benefit will help the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit dedicated to conserving land for public recreation and enjoyment, and RESCUE, or Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education, a local animal rescue organization.

The dog wash will feature professional services by local groomers, including canine massages by a trained therapist. A $10 donation is suggested.

Dog owners can enjoy snacks and enter to win door prizes, including gift certificates to popular Valley dining and entertainment spots.

For information, call (480) 945-7666.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Animal sheltersat full capacity

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control announced Wednesday that it has hit a crisis stage and so have its rescue partners as care centers are filled to capacity with dogs and cats of all ages and breeds.

The agency asks that people think twice about bringing their pets to the shelter. It receives up to 200 dogs and cats a day during the summer months. Chances of each being adopted is about 50 percent.

The agency also suggests pet owners get their animals spayed or neutered to help the overpopulation problem.

For information, call Linda Soto at (602) 506-2741.

John Leptich, (480) 898-5687

Olympic gold medal gymnast to speak

Meet Olympic gold medalist Amanda Borden, captain of the 1996 U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team that won the first-ever gold medal for the United States in the Women's team competition.

Borden will discuss her journey to the Olympics and the ups and downs that made her a champion at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.

To register, call (480) 312-7323 or visit www.scottsdalelibrary.org.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Free class teachesCPR technique

Learn the CPR technique called "Continuous Chest Compressions" in a free class by the Scottsdale Fire Department at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road.

Advance registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

To sign up, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/ccc-cpr_class or call (480) 312-1815.

Julie Janovsky, (480) 970-2369

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