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”Buon Natale Greccio” – St. Francis and the Nativity

A festive event for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season! Read on…

Through story and song, Buon Natale Greccio tells the story of St. Francis of Assisi and his portrayal of the humility, poverty and simplicity of Jesus’ birth. It tells of how it touched the lives of the villagers of Greccio, Italy, and established a worldwide tradition of displaying nativity scenes at Christmastime.

“Buon Natale Greccio” is the second show in a series created by Norbert Zwickl, Director of Music and Liturgy at the Casa.

2 Performances–2008: December 5 and December 6

Make this event an anual family tradition! Reserve your tickets now online, or call 480-948-7460!

Weather permitting, this performance will occur indoors and will involve some walking outdoors to the desert area which will be lighted with approximately 30,000 little lights. Please dress warmly and in layers and wear comfortable foot wear.

Event held by The Franciscan Renewal Center located in Scottsdale, Arizona–A spiritual oasis which encompasses counseling, various support groups, workshops, retreats for spiritual growth and personal development and Franciscan Way programs. Browse all the different programs offered at The Franciscan Renewal Center. See the calendar for the schedule of events- seminars, classes, programs, workshops, retreats,support groups, Mass, meetings and more. The Franciscan Renewal Center is a community of worshipers with daily Masses and a pastoral ministry.


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Scottsdale, Arizona — Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak will host “Dancing under the Stars,” its glittering annual ball at the beautiful Troon Country Club, on Friday, December 5th, 2008 at 6:30 P.M..


This promises to be an elegant evening enhanced by two gifted dancers who, for two years in a row were Latin International Champions. There will also be a fabulous live and silent auction.  Among the auction items are a five star Mediterranean cruise for two valued at $19,000.00, an oriental rug valued at $6000, an exquisite pair of diamond earrings and a Southern Hospitality getaway for two. Additionally, $1000 of gasoline will be offered as a raffle prize.


Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak is a unique nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organization that has been helping women and children in the Valley for eighteen years.  Every dollar raised goes directly to chosen charities.  All members are volunteers, with operating expenses provided by member dues. Examples of charities, which have reaped the benefits of over $2.3 million, are Homeward Bound, Sojourner Center, Foundation for Blind Children and Hope Kids.


Troon Country Club is located at 25000 Windy Walk Drive Scottsdale Az 85255


Tickets are $175 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak at 480 502 1773 or at www.cwpp.org



Holistic Healers Directory, www.hhdirectory.com  is pleased to announce that their newest member, Mimi Solaire, accomplished yoga professional, has released her latest DVD, Deep Stretch, Yin Yoga with Mimi Solaire.

Solaire is best known for her highly acclaimed Five Star (Amazon) rated Back in Shape DVD’s and Prenatal Yoga with Mimi Solaire, and calls this,  “a gentle and effective stretching practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, balanced and rejuvenated.”

This 70 minute DVD offers three (3) sessions:

#1 Back Stretches- 20 mins.

#2 Legs and Hips- 20 mins.

#3 Neck and Shoulders- 20 mins.

There is also a bonus session of ten minutes of challenging poses.  It’s a complete workout to release tension and stress and maintain vitality at any age.

View a video clip of Deep Stretch Yin Yoga with Mimi Solaire @ www.mimisolaire.com  The DVD may be purchased on her website or at www.amazon.com for $19.95.  Great for beginners and all levels of ability,

Mimi Solaire has been teaching yoga since 1999. Mimi is certified by Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. From insight gained through practicing and teaching Deep Stretch, she has created this DVD to help others release tension and stress, move freely and become “flexible forever.”

Also, see Mimi’s most recent article and video, at www.holistichealingnews.com

For more information visit www.mimisolaire.com


The Hollywood NOTE Foundation Honors 12 Humanitarians!

The Hollywood NOTE Foundation will be honoring twelve of Hollywood’s most powerful, effective and committed humanitarians at the Change the World Humanitarian Awards Gala on May 31st, 2009. The chosen humanitarians will receive exclusive awards that will be presented each year to a select group of individuals who are effortlessly compassionate with deep respect to all humankind. Seven of the twelve honorees have been confirmed and are as follows:

Youth for Humanity Award: Lily Collins


Change the World Public Service Award: Nancy Cartwright AKA Bart Simpson of The Simpsons

Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award: Ed Begley, Jr.

Excellence in Media for Humanity Award:

Film: Leonardo DiCaprio presents “The 11th Hour”

Excellence in Media for Humanity Award: Television: Stand Up 2 Cancer Broadcast




Save the Ta-Tas Brand

Corporation for Evolution Award:

Foundation Award of Giving: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children)


The Hollywood NOTE Foundation will soon be announcing the 5 remaining awards: Visionary Spotlight Award: Male and Female, Inspiration for Humanity Award: Male and Female and Youth for Humanity award: Male.

About the Hollywood Note Foundation

The Hollywood Note Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to further promote and contribute to the global philanthropic endeavors of the Hollywood community. For over one hundred years, Hollywood has used its power to promote philanthropy around the world. Today, HNF aspires to maximize and recognize that power, and to change the world as it exists now. Through its premiere fundraising effort – the Change the World Humanitarian Awards Gala – the Hollywood Note Foundation bestows honors upon those Hollywood entities that do the most to improve our world.