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The Armer Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps families with children who have extreme medical needs, is hosting its 4th annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Banner Cardon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Unit, through Dec. 15. more
Residents at Broadway Mesa Village Assisted Living and Memory Care were dressed up with funny signs and costumes Nov. 15 for a “walkerthon” to raise funds for the local Alzheimer’s … more
Two Men and A Truck Mesa recently partnered with A New Leaf to collect and deliver food donations for its Movers For Meals campaign. A New Leaf, a local non-profit organization, is dedicated to … more
Arizona State University senior Nathaniel Ross has been awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust … more
Up to 1,800 families are expected to visit the Mesa Convention Center Monday, Nov. 21 to pick up all of the items needed to celebrate Thanksgiving. United Food Bank said volunteers have put … more
Members of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club raised more than $80,000 during its recent Rock-N-Roll for Sunshine Acres event. More than 150 members attended the charity dinner which … more

The annual East Valley Veterans Parade — with more than 90 entries — honored our nation’s military veterans Nov. 11 in downtown Mesa. The parade began at the Center Street and … more
Child Crisis Arizona, a Mesa nonprofit, recently welcomed 500 guests to its annual Lunch for Love fundraising luncheon. The event, which was held Oct. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, raised … more
Mario Enciso saw his future each day driving from a downtown Phoenix apartment to classes at Arizona State University. He had just moved to Arizona from San Diego in 2011, and his trip to ASU to … more
Former Mesa Mayor Keno Hawker — who was elected to the Mesa City Council in 1986 and served 10 years and then served two consecutive terms as mayor from 2000 to 2008 — has died. Hawker … more
Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) is seeking corporate and individual sponsors and monetary donations for its annual Adopt-A-Family holiday program, which provides families and teens in Maricopa County with holiday gifts for both Hanukkah and Christmas. more
Gilbert-based Inspire Theatre Company is performing “Into the Woods,” Steven Sondheim’s musical twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales,  Oct. 20-29 in Mesa. The story … more
With the ongoing critical need for blood, two drives are planned for October and two in November in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon area. They are: noon-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8, for a … more

 Kristin Dragos of Paintpourium in Mesa will offer a free daily painting class at the Maricopa County Home Show from Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. Instruction will take place in … more
Dr. Emily Early, curator of anthropology for Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, is a significant contributor to a new book, “African Paleoecology and Human … more
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood team on Sept. 16 presented Banner Children’s at Desert, 1400 S. Dobson Road in Mesa, with a $7,500 check as part of its Iced Coffee Day Campaign. On May … more
Monthly classes for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills are scheduled from 10 am. to noon on the third Tuesday of each month. more
This year is our second year of placing wreaths at veterans’ graves at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E Main St. in Mesa. We are selling wreaths for $15 each. Wreaths Across … more
A total of 22 Mesa high school seniors have been named class of 2023 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The semifinalists named Wednesday in the 68th annual National Merit … more
Grand Canyon University’s Worship Arts program just released its seventh student album, Canyon Worship 2022, which includes the original song “Dry Bones” by Mesa native Nicole … more

The Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2022-23 season. Arts at the Center grants provide support to educational and nonprofit … more
In early October, more than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and Salt River Project joined KABOOM! to build a state-of-the-art playground at a local community center. The new … more
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