Be a part of it
Tai Chi Class!
Free demo class on Thursday, October 30, 2014
Then register for the 3-week series:
November 6, 13, 20
10 - 11 am
$21 pp for 3 week session
Post-It Note Art Exhibit
The Post-It Note Art exhibit is open to residents of Parkside. The basic requirement of the artwork is that it must be done on a post-it note. Any brand of post-it may be used. Any color post-it may be used. Any type of application method/medium may be used to create your art.
Please include your first and last name on your art as well as your age & theme.
One post-it note per art piece. If the artist would like to create and display a collage, please speak with the Lifestyle Director.
Art will be displayed and grouped by theme and age. There are 4 themed categories and 2 age groups.
Two Age Groups:
* 12 and under
* 13 and up
* Fun & Games
* The Edge
* Beauty & Beast
Art will be on display in the community center from November 8th through the close of business November 22nd. Your art must be picked up no later than November 24th. Art that is not picked up by the deadline will be discarded.
November 6: 6 - 7 pm
November 15: 10 - 11 am
You may choose to attend one of these to work on your art.
Please register so we have enough supplies. You don’t need to attend these dates to participate. You can make your artwork at home and bring to the Center for the Exhibit.
Texas Hold 'Em - Tuesdays at 6 pm. Register by the Sunday before. Drop ins permitted. No fee to register. $10 buy in.
- Bingo - Thursday, November 13 from 6 - 8 pm. 3 cards for $9. Bring a snack and win some cash prizes! Register by November 11! After 11/11, cost is $14 pp.
- Afternoon Games 1 to 3 pm - Mexican Train 1st & 3rd Friday; Bridge 2nd & 4th Monday; Bunco 1st & 3rd Tuesday; Dominoes 1st & 3rd Wednesday; Hand & Foot 2nd & 4th Thursday. FREE!
Wine & Dine - Join us Friday, November 21 for a potluck and Sock Hop Dance! Theme is "Fifties Fare"! Doors will open at 5 pm and dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by a Sock Hop Dance. Last names beginning with O-R should bring a dessert to share. All others bring a main dish or side dish. We provide plates, bowls, flatware, napkins, disposable wine and water glasses, ice water, tablecloths and power surge protectors for crock pots. There will be a table lottery at 6 pm to determine which table will be served first. Please refrain from eating until after your table is called. Please register by November 20!
- Monthly Casino Bus Trip - 2nd Monday of each month. Bus departs at 9 am from Community Center. Ages 21+. REGISTER! $5 cash deposit to hold your spot.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Magma Dam Update
To all individuals living down-stream of the Magma Flood Retarding Structure (Magma Dam):
As you are aware the Magma Flood Control District (“District”) has been working for several years to 1) engineer/design the needed repairs to the Magma Dam (an unsafe structure according to Dam Safety Regulators) and 2) secure the funding needed to repair the Magma Dam.
2011, the District received a commitment from a federal agency (USDA-NRCS) to
provide $10 million (65% of the total) of the funding needed to repair the
Dam—leaving only 35% to be raised via property taxes from those living within
the District boundaries. The District has already raised its portion of
the repair costs and has taken the approved Dam repair construction plans out
to bid. The current construction schedule anticipates the construction
repairs would likely begin within 65 days and be completed within 18 months.
Unfortunately, I learned this morning that the US Senate appropriations committee’s current Continuing Resolution cancels the federal program that was providing the District with $10 million. If this happens, the District may have no other option but to fund 100% of the Dam repair costs itself. This would require that the current Dam repair schedule be put on hold and that the rather heavy property tax burden born by property owners within the District to fund just 35% of the Dam repair costs be continued until 100% of the Dam Repair Costs could be raised. This scenario could result in a delay of the Dam repairs for up to 8 years.
The e-mail attached below outlines the specifics of the language in the US Senate appropriations committee’s current Continuing Resolution that is so devastating to our Dam repair efforts.
The appropriations committee will likely take action on this item within 48 hours. It is critical that all of the property owners downstream of the Dam take action now! Please Call, Email and/or FAX our Senators John Kyle (http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm) and John McCain (http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm) as soon as possible. Please request that our Senator’s ask the appropriations committee to restore funds in the current Continuing Resolution for (at a minimum) the Watershed Rehabilitation account at $20 Million. Also ask that Section 1265 found on page 187 be eliminated (as it is unacceptable for USDA/NRCS to withdraw from work in progress).
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Pace, General Manager
Magma Flood Control District
3850 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. #114
Mesa, AZ 85206