Be a part of it
Digital Photography Basics Class
Saturdays, October 11, 18, 25
$15 pp Residents
Register by October 10!
Instructor: Parkside Resident, Roger Degler.
Saturday, October 25
12 - 5 pm
All ages welcome!
FREE to attend. Bring cash for food vendors. Purchase tickets or wristbands to do the rides and games.
$2 per ticket or $5 unlimited wristband - purchase at the gate.
Celebrate Fall at our annual Fall Festival featuring pony rides, a gyro orbitron, pumpkin patch, hay jump, face painting, craft vendors, photo booth, food vendors and more!
Pumpkin Patch Garden and Hot dog booth by Boy Scouts- Pack 902
Hay jump sponsored by The Groundskeeper
Photo Booth and Face Painting by the Anthem K8 PTA
Enter through the East Lawn gate next to the Community Center. Purchase your tickets/wristbands there.
Texas Hold 'Em - Tuesdays at 6 pm. Register by the Sunday before. Drop ins permitted. No fee to register. $10 buy in.
- Bingo - Thursday, October 9 from 6 - 8 pm. 3 cards for $9. Bring a snack and win some cash prizes! Register by October 7! After 10/7, 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, October 24 for a potluck! Theme is Foods that Start with "P"! Last names beginning with K-N 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 October 22!
- 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