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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2007 3:15 pm | Updated: 6:18 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Chinese Culture Summer Camp will be Monday through Friday at Phoenix Preparatory Academy, 735 E. Fillmore St. Students will be taught from a diverse program including arts, crafts, dance, puppets, traditional dough figures, and painting and calligraphy.

Chinese Summer Camp planned

Chinese Culture Summer Camp will be Monday through Friday at Phoenix Preparatory Academy, 735 E. Fillmore St. Students will be taught from a diverse program including arts, crafts, dance, puppets, traditional dough figures, and painting and calligraphy. The graduation ceremony will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call (602) 418-8895.

Church-based recovery group held

Crossroads, a biblically based support and recovery program designed to help people deal with problem behaviors and connect to God, is being offered 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Cafe of Central Christian Church of the East Valley, 933 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa. People dealing with anger, codependency and addictions can take part in small groups to work toward wellness, growth and better relationships. For more information, call (480) 924-4946.

Friends and Neighbors meets in Mesa

East Valley Friends and Neighbors holds a monthly get-acquainted coffee and meeting at 9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University Drive, Mesa. Membership is open to East Valley residents. The group supports charities and has over 200 members. Group activities include book discussions, bowling, movies, cards, crafts, games, golf, luncheons, couples dining and genealogy. For more information, call (480) 962-8143 or (480) 644-4471.

Founder of Catholic charity to retire

Kathleen Mitchell, founder of Catholic Charities’ Dignity, is retiring June 30. Mitchell has dedicated her life to helping women break away from prostitution. In 1989, Mitchell started Developing Individual Growth Through Yourself in Durango Jail. The program provided support and counseling to women who wanted to leave the life of prostitution. The program started Street Outreach in 1996, helping rehabilitate these women with housing, emotional support, life skills training, access to health care, education, counseling, drug and alcohol recovery, and employment assistance. In 2005, the group began the Offenders Program for Persons Soliciting program. It is designed to assist men who have been arrested for soliciting prostitution. For more information, call (602) 285-1999, Ext. 51903.

Scientologists get preservation award

The Friends of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology International have received the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Award. The award-winning project was a historic restoration of the late 1940s single-family dwelling at 5501 N. 44th St., Phoenix, former home of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology founder, from 1952 to 1955. For more information, call (602) 840-5060.

Baptist church to mark holiday

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., will be a guest speaker at North Phoenix Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on July 1 for an Independence Day celebration and worship service. The church will honor the holiday at its 15th annual Celebration of Freedom patriotic concert and multimedia show at 6 p.m., followed by hot dogs, ice cream and apple pie social event.

The concert and festivities are free at 5757 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (602) 707-5757 or visit www.npbc.org.

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