Foothills Community Foundation Invites Residents to October Events at the Holland Community Center

Scottsdale, AZ, September 21, 2019 --( The Foothills Community Foundation and the Holland Community Center continue to present adventures in lifelong learning through its schedule of October programs.

Area residents are invited to attend the following programs in October held in the Holland Community Center, Black Mountain Campus, 34250 N. 60th St., Building B, Scottsdale. Many programs are free but check the website for details and to register,

- Oct. 2, 9-11 a.m., Morning Joe with TED®, Creativity: Great ideas, mindfulness and living better
- Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Bingo
- Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to Noon, “Art, Coffee and Conversation,” monthly art critique of the current art show in the Holland Gallery
- Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to Noon, Friends and Family CPR
- Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., Desert Awareness Committee Seminar, “A Touch of the Desert”
- Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Batik on Paper, learn the tools, technique, and basics of working with wax and dye. $100 plus materials fee of $25 + tax, payable to instructor in class.
- Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., “All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis,” Hypnosis is the oldest form of healing and it can be used on anything you would like to change in your life, from weight loss to stopping smoking. ($45)
- Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Art Bus with art, wine and conversation on the road, Chandler Museum, GAMAN: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River and Inspired by History: A Collaborative Exhibit with the Vision Gallery, bus leaves from the Holland Center, $40
- Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Metal Embossing: Sugar Skills, Using simple hand tools and metal, you will learn the basics of Repudajo, the fine art of metal embossing, Please check instructor Lynda Abare's website for registration, more information, and a full supply list:, $55
- Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m., “Mass Historia: The history your teacher DIDN’T tell you,” focusing on The American Civil War
- Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m., book club discussion about “Frida Kahlo: Beneath the Mirror” by Gerry Soufer
- Oct. 24, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Star Party
- Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to Noon, “Saluting Our Veterans”

“In addition to all of these October programs, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Black Mountain Campus with a special event on Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” says Jennifer Rosvall, Executive Director of the Foothills Community Foundation. “We’ll have a bounce house, obstacle course, interactive STEAM exhibits, music and theater performances, face painting, food trucks and cake.”

The Black Mountain Campus is a multi-generational facility providing lifelong learning and community service opportunities plus health and wellness. A partnership among Paradise Valley Community College, Desert Foothills YMCA and the Foothills Community Foundation, the campus is designed as a neighborhood gathering place for people of all ages to exercise their mind and bodies. The partners share a vision of bringing together the surrounding northeast Valley communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. For more information, visit
Foothills Community Foundation
Laurie Anderson