Royalty representing various Arizona Tribes took part in many of the dances throughout the day at the AZ Best Fest. Photo by Richie Corrales

AZ Best Fest: Celebrating the Arizona Experience

Au-Authm Action News

Arizona kicked off its centennial festivities with the first event of a three-part celebration that began in Prescott, September 16-18. This first event was held in Prescott because of the historical significance of the city—in the late 1800s, before Arizona became a state, Prescott was the capital of the Arizona Territory. The next part of the celebration will take place in Tucson, tentatively January 20-22, 2012, and the final celebration will be held in downtown Phoenix on February 10-12, 2012. Arizona’s official centennial birthday is February 14, 2012, marking 100 years since Arizona statehood on February 14, 1912.

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Events Calendar
6 SAFETY DAY EVENT at Longmore and McDowell Football Field, 5-8:30 p.m. Safety info., free food, live music, safety demos and car seat inspections. For more info. call Cliff Puckett (480) 362-7927



FLU SHOT at the Fire Safety Day at Salt River Football Field 5-9 p.m. For Community Members/residents and their families, Tribal employees and their families and Enterprise Employees and their families. For more info. call Bonnie Tucker (480) 362-7343 or Carmella Ramos (480) 362-5485



PHOENIX FASHION WEEK at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 7-11 p.m. Tickets: $25-$60. Established and emerging designers will show their latest collections, fashion seminars and Style Villa” market. For more info. call (866) 877-9897


REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE FALL JOB FAIR at GateWay Community College, 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ. Cost: $100. Job fair is Oct. 14, 2011 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more info. call GateWay career center (602) 286-8500
7 LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE ADULT CO-ED/CO-REC VOLLEYBALL FALL LEAGUE, $200 entry fee (must be paid upon registration) For team entry or more info. call Robin Martinez or Kimberly Whitelock (480) 362-5785/5790
7-9 CHANDLER INDIAN ART MARKET at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ. Native American art, jewelry, photography, pottery, paintings, local bands, Indian dance groups and more. For more info. call (480) 782-2214
8 50TH ANNUAL MISS INDIAN ARIZONA PAGEANT at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ. 6:30 p.m., tickets are general admission adults $10, children 12 and under $5, For more info. call (480) 306-4533
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