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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008 8:57 pm | Updated: 8:50 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Fire department offering CPR, defibrillator training

As part of National CPR/AED Awareness Week that begins Monday, the Scottsdale Fire Department is encouraging residents to learn how to save the life of those in cardiac arrest.

Fire department offering CPR, defibrillator training

As part of National CPR/AED Awareness Week that begins Monday, the Scottsdale Fire Department is encouraging residents to learn how to save the life of those in cardiac arrest.

Scottsdale fire and emergency personnel will host a free community workshop at 9 a.m. June 14 to demonstrate a new technique called Continuous Chest Compressions, which does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, at the Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road.

Residents will receive hands-on tips on how to perform chest compressions, use an automatic external defibrillator and call 911.

Advance registration for the training is encouraged. To sign up, call (480) 312-1815 or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CCC-CPR_class.

Mike Sakal, (480) 970-2324

Railroad park holds free Sunday evening concerts

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is presenting a series of free Sunday evening concert.

The concerts are 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday through July 13 at the park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road.

Bring a blanket or chair, and hear a variety of favorite local bands.

The concerts scheduled include:

Sunday — The Hamptons

June 8 — Rock Lobster

June 15 — Furious George

June 22 — North

For information, call (480) 312-2312 or visit: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/railroadpark.asp.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Library’s Summer Reading Program to begin Monday

The Scottsdale Public Library invites children 12 and younger — and their parents — to kick off the Summer Reading Program at 11 a.m. Monday at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Mayor Mary Manross will be giving away copies of “What’ll We Do? Museum or Zoo?,” a book published by the Maricopa County Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Kids also will enjoy a special activity presented by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and refreshments will be served.

For information on the program, call (480) 312-7323 or visit: www.scottsdalelibrary.org/srp08/summer_reading.cfm.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Local artist to host illustration workshop

Local artist Sylvia Long, creator of “The Art Story,” will host a children’s workshop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 North Drinkwater Blvd.

At the free hands-on workshop, Long will teach participants illustration techniques and each participant will create an illustrated book to take

home.

For information, call the library at (480) 312-7323.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

McDowell Road lane restrictions next week

McDowell Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction at times from 68th Street to Scottsdale Road from Monday through Friday.

Single-lane closures could take place in each direction in the area through June 10 to permit lane striping and touch-up work.

Single-lane closures will take place at times in both directions of Via Linda between Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and 118th Street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Wednesday and Thursday and June 9-10.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

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