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May 23 Music in May performer change
ANTHEM – The Tommy Titan Band will be replacing David Hernandez for May 23’s Music in May concert. Hernandez is currently unable to travel to Arizona, so a new band will be performing instead.

The Tommy Titan Band will be playing covers of a wide variety of music, from 1960s hits to current Top 40 hits. For more details, see

ACC hosting Jaguar basketball academy
ANTHEM – The 2014 Jaguar basketball academy is starting on June 9 at the Anthem Community Center. Two sessions will be held; the first will start on June 9, and the second will start on July 28. Each session costs $175. Register in person on the first day of each session or at

New River Elementary registering for full-day kindergarten
NEW RIVER – New River Elementary is accepting enrollments for 2014-15 full-day kindergarten. Full-day kindergarten will be free this year in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Families that live outside the district boundaries can open enroll their child in a DVUSD school by filling
out a form for open enrollment and bringing it to the school of their choice. To enroll this summer, go to Boulder Creek High School or Park Meadows School between July 7 and July 24. The New River Elementary office will be open until Friday, May 30 to accept registrations and will re-open on Monday, July 28. Call (623) 376-3500 for more details.

Basketball tournament to promote drug awareness, June 7
ANTHEM – The Deer Valley Unified School District and the Anthem Community Council are hosting ‘Shoot for Drug Awareness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament’ as part of the Anthem Drug Education Series.

The event begins at 9 a.m. on June 7. The double elimination tournament games will be played to 11 points or 12 minutes, whichever comes first. The winning team in each division will receive an $80 gift card, with second place receiving a $40 gift card. Team entry is $40, which includes a t-shirt, bottled water, and a snack.

Teen Challenge will participate, and will conduct a half-court contest with a prize giveaway to the winner. MCSO SWAT and K-9 unit demonstrations will take place in the gym during the event, with vehicles on display in the parking lot throughout the event for attendees to visit.

All DVUSD students and families are invited. Registration is open through June 2 at the ACC Community Center or the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. For more information, visit or contact Rick Klein at