Foothills Community Foundation announces December events, Holiday donation projects at the Holland Center

SCOTTSDALE-Take a break from holiday preparations and
enjoy programs presented by The Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) and the
Holland Center during December. FCF is also partnering with the Foothills
Food Bank, the Desert Foothills YMCA and Paradise Valley Community College
to collect food for Thanksgiving baskets; and taking donations for the Adopt
a Senior project.

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

–       Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9-11 a.m., “Morning Joe with TEDR
–       Thursday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Asian Brush
Painting-Poinsettias”, with Martha Klare, $70
–       Thursday, Dec. 5 or Monday, Dec. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Travel Talk-
Holiday Travel 101 and how to plan for next year!
–       Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Friends and Family free CPR class.
This class is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course
completion card or certification to meet a job requirement.
–       Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 7 p.m., USO Holiday Show, Step back
in time to Christmas Eve 1944. Somewhere overseas a bevy of Hollywood’s top
talent are performing for our brave men fighting in World War II. As an
audience participant, you will become one of those brave men watching as hit
songs like Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy and Jingle Bells are sung by the Andrews
Sisters and Thanks for the Memory is sung by Bob Hope.
–       Friday, Dec. 6, “Art, Wine, and Conversation!” Bus Trip to the
Phoenix Airport Museum at Sky Harbor. Bus Departs from Holland Community
Center at noon (loading at 11:30 a.m.) and returns to the Holland Center by
4:30 p.m., $40.
–       Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to noon,, “All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis”
This is a 3-hour course that will teach you how to do your own
Self-Hypnosis, providing you with a tool to improve the quality of your life
in any area you choose, $45.
–       Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Police Dog Exhibition, free
to attend but donations for police dogs accepted
–       Friday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Book Club, “Brother Ray: Ray
Charles’ Own Story” by Ray Charles and David Ritz

Donations needed for the Thanksgiving Baskets are cream soups, pie crust
mix, pie filling, cornbread mix, sugar, flour, cranberry sauce and stuffing
mix. For the Adopt a Senior Project, items needed are $25 and $50 Target or
Walmart gift cards, chocolates, treats, nuts, snacks, shower gel and lotion.

“The Holland Center has a culture of giving back to our community,” says
Jennifer Rosvall, executive director of FCF. “All donations for Thanksgiving
and the Seniors may be dropped off at our Holland Center location.”

The Holland Center, which recently celebrated 10 years, is a
multi-generational facility providing lifelong learning and community
service opportunities for the Foothills community. For more information,