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Benefit Concert At Crescent

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Featured Is A Musical Gathering To Battle Suicide, Also, Homeless Activism, Job Skill Training, And A Celebration Of Women’s Suffrage

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 13, 2015 — The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, will host a benefit for suicide prevention on Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. called, “The Light Inside The Dark.” The event will feature local bands and artists who will be performing in order to raise money for La Frontera and the Empact Suicide Prevention Center.

“My friend Kelly Ehley and I both lost loved ones to suicide. In September 2012 I lost my boyfriend and the father of my two kids. That following March, Kelly lost her father. So we are both very passionate about this event. When Mark passed away I attended SOS (survivors of suicide) meetings. It was a huge source of support and healing for me,” said Lonna Beth Kelley Hufman, one of the event organizers.

There will also be a silent auction taking place in order to help raise further funds for the cause. Artists performing included Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Treasure Mammal, Fatigo, Lost In The Sun and Lonna Kelley.

“I do believe that it's an important cause, especially with the amount of suicides that have hit our local music community over the past few years,” said Jason Shoff, a local music enthusiast who is planning on attending the show.

Donations can also be made via the event website at http://lightinsidethedark.com/. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $7 to $10 and can be purhcased at http://www.crescentphx.com/event/907453-light-inside-dark-night-phoenix/ or at the door.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Perfecting Your Interviewing Skills At PWC South from 9 to 11 a.m. at Phoenix Workforce Connection, 4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. This workshop is intended to help those looking for jobs to learn current interview techniques in order to better prepare them. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, contact Jacqueline Parker at 602-256-3177, or visit the event page at https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/econdev/723.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Desi Feeds The Homeless & Hungry at 9 a.m. at Grant Park, N. Second Ave., Phoenix. Desiree Garcia is hosting this event which is being held in order to help feed the needy families around Grant Park in Phoenix. Garcia regularly dedicates her birthday to feeding the needy and this year she has made it a community gathering. This event is open to anyone who would like to help. For questions or comments, text 602-394-7217. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/113283559003114/.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

August RadiatePHX from 5 to 7 p.m. at Phoenix Center For The Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. This event is being held to help locals engage with Phoenix businesses. This month features the Phoenix Center For The Arts. Guest speakers include Joseph Benesh of Phoenix Center For The Arts, Leah Fregulia Roberts of Arizona School For The Arts and more. This is a free event, but you can register for it at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebd3wcpzfa4c1f99&oseq&c&ch. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/783353678450965/.

Education Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alhambra High School, 3839 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. This event is being hosted by Living United For Change In Arizona, or LUCHA, and is intended to inform on how budget cuts have impacted Arizona schools, and what can be done to get funding back into the schools. Educators will be on hand to share how the cuts have affected their institutions. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/588979027910311/.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

DFA-MC August Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Macayo’s Bar On Central, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This event is being held in order to discuss the prospect of “debt-free-college” and how that concept can become a reality. Rep. Ruben Gallego will be on hand to share his plan to make this a reality. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1626046820997459/.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Navigating The Higher Education System from 6 to 8 p.m. at ADAC, 1122 E. Buckeye Rd., Suite B7-B8, Phoenix. This forum and panel discussion is being held in order to help inform people on different ways to access the higher education system. Information on scholarships and enrollment will be discussed and questions will be answered. Those interested in attending can RSVP at bit.ly/HighEducation. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/852712774804190/.

Friday, Aug. 21

Space Between Temporary Pocket Park Grand Opening from 8 to 10 a.m. at 517 N. First St., Phoenix. This event will be christening the new temporary community gathering space that has been erected in the currently vacant lot between First and Second street in Phoenix. The ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts from Rollover Doughnuts for the first 100 people. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1478371075812541/ or the DTPHX page at http://dtphx.org/2015/08/07/space-between-vacant-lot-activation-grand-opening-aug-21/.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Envisioning Your Future at 5:30 p.m. at Rebel & Divine UCC, 917 E. Sheridan St., Phoenix. Kevin Patterson will be hosting this program in order to help assist at risk and homeless youth and to help them have a brighter future. This event is free and open to the public, all are encouraged to come. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1100957886599735/.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Voting Rights for Women in America from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at National Bank of Arizona Conference Center, 6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix. This event will celebrate the anniversary of women getting the right to vote when the 19th amendment was passed. Mary M. Schroeder, Senior Judge for the 9th Circuit United States Court of Appeals will be on hand to speak at the event. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit the event page at https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/standwithwomenactionevent/gs8pk3.

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