The 2011 New Year’s Eve Family Celebration took place at the Salt River Community Building parking lot on December 31 from 4 p.m. until midnight. Midway rides and game booths were set up, and the Teen Dance for ages 13-17 featured DJ Tony and was held inside the Community Building. At 8 p.m. Two Rivers Band played Chicken Scratch inside the Pi-Copa Gym. The wristband presales totaled 160 for the 2011 celebration.
O’ODHAM STORYTELLING at OPLP Courtyard, 6-8:30 p.m. Presentation by O’Odham Storyteller Barnaby Lewis. A light supper will be provided, along with coffee, hot chocolate and water. For more info. call OPLP/CPP (480) 362-6325
EXCESS PROPERTY SALE at ECS Warehouse, (located at the Saddleback Communications Bldg.,) 10191 E. Mckellips-East entrance of bldg., 9 a.m.-3:30.
LIVING WELL WITH DISABILITIES at Phoenix-Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 10 weekly sessions, with 2 hour weekly meetings. Free of charge. For adults 18 years and older. Topics: goal setting, problem solving, self-esteem, nutrition, depression, and advocacy. For more info. call John Beaubien (602) 443-0738
CRITTER KEEPER WITH SHOW ANIMALS at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ. 12-2 p.m. Price: $40-$60. Children 6-10 and a caregiver are taught about the zoo’s show animals and all about the challenging and entertaining job of being a zookeeper. For more info. call (602) 914-4333
LAST DAY FOR ZOOLIGHTS at Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. 6-10 p.m. Admission: $9-$13. For more info. call (602) 273-1341
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY at Mary’s Mission Clinic, 736 N. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ. 6:30-9 p.m. This is a free 12 week course for family members, partners, and friends of someone living with a mental illness. Pre registration is required. For more info. or to register call Laura Shirling (602) 759-8177
LIVING WELL WITH DISABILITIES at Mesa East Valley Office, 2150 S. Country Club Dr. Ste. 10 Mesa, AZ. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 10 weekly sessions, with 2 hour weekly meetings. Free of charge. For adults 18 years and older. Topics: goal setting, problem solving, self-esteem, nutrition, depression, and advocacy. For more info. call John Beaubien (602) 443-0738