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Pledge to Dump the Pump on June 19 for a Chance to Win a Staycation
Valley Metro is asking local residents to Dump the Pump on Thursday, June 19 by taking public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, bicycling or walking to work instead of driving alone. It's part of a national effort by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to help reduce fuel consumption. Valley residents who pledge to dump the pump will be entered to win a staycation at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. Pledge online through June 19. For more information and to pledge to Dump the Pump, visit

The Phoenix Children's Chorus
Auditions are being held for boys and girls entering second through 12th grades today at 5:30 p.m. Members of the Phoenix Children's Chorus participate in performances and guest appearances, and learn the basic elements of vocal technique, performance and musicianship skills. Children interested in participating in the Phoenix Children's Chorus DO NOT need a musical background.  The chorus is looking for children with pleasant, clear singing voices, who love to sing and can match pitch. PCC is a choral music education program that teaches children the fine art of choral music.  Financial assistance is available.
1202 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Those interested in scheduling an audition should download an audition form at
Fire Department to host kid-friendly ceremony rededicating historic sine building
Today at 9 a.m., The Glendale Fire Department will be hosting a ceremony for the rededication of the historic Sine Building in downtown Glendale. There will be a ribbon cutting, tours of the building and kid-friendly entertainment such as clowns, face painting and balloon animals. Beverages, cookies and ice cream will be served at the ceremony free of charge.
Glendale Fire Administration
6829 North 58 Drive
Glendale, Arizona 85301
Sumo Maya
Sumo Maya comes alive at the Marketplace at Scottsdale & Lincoln. It's a new mixed-use area of residential and office space, with Sumo Maya being the hub. It's the latest project from restaurateur German Osio & Bravo Top Chef Masters star Herb Wilson. Cleverly blending Mexican and Asian culinary influences, Sumo Maya provides a rebirth to fusion cuisine with a masterful touch of sophistication.
6560 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Duolingo language app
Duolingo is a new app for Android, iPhone and the Web. Duolingo is a free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform.The service is designed so that, as users progress through the lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. | iPhone app | Android app
Phoenix Public Library Exhibit
"The Yarnell Hill Fire: 25 Days Later" -- June 17-Aug. 12
Burton Barr Central Library, located at 1221 N. Central Ave., will host an exhibition of photographs by George Berke in the library's @Central Gallery. An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The reception is sponsored by Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

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