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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008 12:11 am | Updated: 10:24 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Tour downtown with City Council members

Residents are invited to join the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Scottsdale City Council members Thursday for a free tour of downtown Scottsdale to learn about the role tourism plays in the community.

Tour downtown with City Council members

Residents are invited to join the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Scottsdale City Council members Thursday for a free tour of downtown Scottsdale to learn about the role tourism plays in the community.

The trolley will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are needed, but plan to arrive 10 minutes before the tour’s departure time.

Seating is limited. Tours will depart every 30 minutes from the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Galleria Corporate Centre, 4343 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 170.

For a list of tour times with each council member, visit www.scottsdaletourismworks.com or call (480) 421-1004.

Fundraiser benefits women’s group

“Get Happy. Give Hope,” a happy hour and fundraiser to benefit Arizona Women’s Education & Employment, will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 20 at Olive and Ivy Restaurant, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 195, Scottsdale.

The event offers networking, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

Prizes include weekend stays at luxury hotels such as the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas and Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, a gift certificate to Dolce Salon & Spa, an iPod Shuffle and others.

The tax-deductible $35 donation includes appetizers, hosted wine and beer. For reservations, e-mail Aimee Martin at aimee.martin@meridianbank.com by Tuesday.

For information, contact AWEE at (602) 223-4345 or visit www.awee.org.

Deadline nearing for leadership class

The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday to apply for Scottsdale Leadership Class XXIII, which runs from September through May 2009.

Candidates do not need to live or work in Scottsdale, but should have an interest in the following:

• Issues facing the local community.

• Providing future leadership to business or community organizations.

• Improving the Scottsdale community through their time, talent and resources.

Applications are available at www.scottsdaleleadership.org or by calling (480) 627-6710. The application fee is $50.

Women to present new theatrical works

The Arizona Women’s Theatre Company will present staged readings of new works by 19 Arizona playwrights the weekends of May 16 to May 18 and May 30 to June 1 at various times at the Pandora Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.

The festival celebrates the talent and creativity of women from around the state, as they explore their world and tell their stories.

The festival features full-length, one-act and 10-minute plays chosen by a juried panel and produced by experienced Valley directors and actors who will bring the plays to life.

Check for festival times and tickets at www.azwtc.org or call (480) 607-7107.

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