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12/31/11 09:16 pm - frankbook - Looking for a new moderator

Does anyone want ownership of the_westside ? If not, I plan on deleting this community. Please let me know.

3/12/10 07:12 pm - patrickqin - 3 Day For the Cure Garage Sale

A good friend of mine is having a garage sale this Saturday and Sunday and all proceeds go to the 2010 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (Breast Cancer Walk). The sale starts at 6:30am and is at 35th Ave and Country Gables Dr. (near Greenway)....follow the Garage Sale signs.

Items Being Sold:
* Tile, Remodel items, Bathroom sinks, Mirrors, Sliding mirror closet doors
* Clothes, Shoes, Coats, Hats, Belts, Purses/bags
* CD's, Albums, Books, Flower arrangements/Plants
* Frames, Pictures, Vases, Dishes
* Jewelry, Toiletries, Stuffed Animals, Beach Stuff
* Toys, Games, Pet Stuff
* Electronics, Kitchen Items, Appliance
* Bedding, Towels, Curtains, Rugs
* Holiday Merchandise
* Dunkin Donuts coffee and Donuts
* Save the Tatas brand items as well (fixed prices)

2/8/10 08:44 am - shadowprison - open mic poetry reading for the West Valley on Tuesday

Two award-winning authors at Glendale Comm. College
Tuesday night (Feb. 9th)

I will also be hosting an open mic starting at 7pm
FREE and open to the public

in the Student Union room 104E (map below)

This month's featured readers Kirk Nesset & David Chorlton

Kirk Nesset is Professor of English at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He has published two books of stories, Mr. Agreeable and Paradise Road, as well as a nonfiction study, The Stories of Raymond Carver, a book of poems, Saint X (forthcoming), and a book of translations, Alphabet of the World: Selected Works of Eugenio Montejo (also forthcoming). He was awarded the Drue Heinz literature prize in 2007 and has received a Pushcart Prize and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His stories, poems, translations and essays have appeared in hundreds of journals, including The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Agni, The Sun, Fiction and Prairie Schooner, among others.

David Chorlton was born in Austria and grew up in Manchester, England, home of rain and industry. His poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines, including Connecticut Review, The Bitter Oleander, Bloomsbury Review, Poet Lore, and Hawaii Pacific Review. He has had many individual collections of poetry published, including Return To Waking Life (Main Street Rag Press) and Fever Dreams (University of Arizona Press). Recent chapbooks have been awarded prizes from Slipstream Press (for The Age Of Miracles) and Rain Mountain Press (for The Lost River).

4/24/09 08:27 am - shadowprison - Rorschach Poetry Collective at the West Valley Art Museum Saturday

In an attempt to introduce live poetry out on the West Side, we are putting together an event for this Saturday.


Celebrate National Poetry Month at the West Valley Art Museum with a showcase of popular local poets.

featured poets include Shawnte Orion, Bakeem Lloyd, David Chorlton and Bill Campana

Saturday April 25th 7pm

The Rorschach Poetry Collective
was formed by a diverse and accomplished group of West Valley poets to bring contemporary poetry to the West side of the valley. Celebrating a range of styles and forms, Rorschach Poets have been published in top literary journals around the world, been invited to perform at National Slam festivals, the Mesa Arts Center, ASU's Kerr Cultural Center and everywhere in between.

tickets are $5 ($4 for museum members, $3 for teens)

Directions: West Valley Art Museum is located at 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts in Surprise, A Z -North 114 A venue & Bell Road

From I-101 (north or south):Take Bell Road exit head West at bottom of hill turn right on Avenue of the Arts Museum located on left about 1 block north of Bell road

Parking: Plenty of free parking conveniently located in front of the Museum.

Even if you despise poetry, this will be cheaper than normal Museum admission, so you can just check out the exhibits!

11/9/08 03:53 pm - m_fallenangel - Be Your Own Bodyguard Seminars in Tempe and Glendale

Between April and Nov. there have been an estimated 260 violent crimes (rape, robbery, assault, murder, etc.) reported in Tempe, Mesa: 1040, Phoenix: 10075, Scottsdale: 88 and Glendale: 441. Fewer than half will ever be solved.

When nowhere is “safer” than anywhere else, do you know how to protect yourself if and when you’re about to become victim number 10075?

In One Three-Hour Seminar, You Will Learn How Professional Bodyguards:

Think like an attacker in order to outsmart them
Spot potential attackers before they have a chance to act
Find escape routes to get away if there’s danger
Deal with the physical and emotional stresses of violent attack
Recall and give police information after an attack
Turn the tables on attackers, and
Use everyday items for Self-Protection

In short, you will learn the basics of how to Be Your Own Bodyguard.

These classes were originally developed to help young women living in college dorms deal with the risk of rape. Over the past 20 years, I’ve taught hundreds of people how to protect themselves when confronted with rape, robbery, assault and other violent crime. Gender and strength don’t matter. Knowledge and mindset do. I will teach you both.

The next seminars will be held in north Glendale November 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Contact Roland Murphy at 602.292.2012 or murphy.protection@gmail.com for details or to register. Cost is $75 per student. Sign up a second attendee and take $25 off your registration. Advanced registration is required.

9/18/08 08:32 am - shadowprison - Tuesday Next Week

If anyone on this list is interested, there is a new weekly poetry reading in downtown Glendale.

It's open mic, if you have anything to share. All styles are welcome.
There will also be special guests each week. I will be featured next Tuesday
but there are quite a few out-of-town performers scheduled for the coming weeks.

8/6/08 09:34 pm - patrickqin - Study places

Does anyone know of a quiet place to study in the northwest valley that has free Wifi ( like around the Midwestern or ASU West areas )?  Ideally, a coffeehouse would be nice, but since Starbucks doesn't have free Wifi, that's out.

Thx in advance.

6/6/08 12:36 pm - m_fallenangel - Matlin Studio's How I Learned to Drive Opens Tonight

How I Learned to Drive

A Paula Vogel Play ~ Directed by Wendy Worhle-Rodriquez & Danielle Silverman

Lil Bit - Nathalie Cadieux-Murphy
Uncle Peck- Samuel Paugh
Mom/Female Chorus - Skye Ayers
Aunt Mary/Female Chorus - Stephanie Fratini
Grandma/Teenage Chorus - Jennifer Rooks
Grandpa/Male Chorus - Will Hightower

A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.

Show Dates / Times
Friday June 6 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday June 7 @ 8 p.m.
Friday June 13 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday June 15 @ 2 p.m.
Friday June 20 @ 8 p.m.
***Saturday June 21 @ 7 p.m.***
PLEASE NOTE: ***Saturday the 21st is the only 7 p.m. show***

Tickets¶$15 Advance
$20 At the door
Visa/MC Accepted

Reservations (602) 402-7740
Click for directions

Wiki on the play here.

(cross posted)

1/31/08 07:28 pm - shadowprison - Monday Feb. 4th Super Bowl aftermath

If you need a cultural detox, after all of the Super Bowl hype settles. I will be doing a poetry reading on the day after the Super Bowl, in downtown Glendale. 

It's free, so whatever money you won in the office pool can go towards the coffee. You can bring a few poems to share in the open mic round, or just listen while trying the cookies.

There is a weekly poetry reading series, every Monday in the historic district of downtown Glendale.
Open Mic reading starts at 7:30 pm and the feature poet of the week reads at 8:30.

On Feb. 4th, Shawnte Orion will be the featured poet. Orion is a nationally-published poet, whose work has appeared in journals like Georgetown Review and The Peralta Press. His style has been described by Gin Bender Poetry Review as "one good line unraveling
into ten." Pebble Lake Review calls his work "mismatched ponderings...that are needlessly
complicated with no real core idea." He was also the 2007 Paper Heart Haiku Champion.

Mighty Cup Coffeehouse is on 57th Ave. just North of Glendale Ave.

Mighty cup Coffeehouse
7201 N. 57th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301

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1/11/08 10:18 pm - mehmahmoou2

Please read this entry its important.
I find the possibility of a child predator owning a movie theater horrifying.
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