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In an intimate 80-seat theater located just east of the Shops at Norterra off Happy Valley Road, actors and actresses of all ages work hard to entertain and elicit emotions in Valley residents. Starlight Community Theater produces over 10 high-quality productions a year right here in our little neck of North Phoenix, along with offering a summer camp program focused on acting.
We’re lucky to have an organization dedicated to providing growth and educational opportunities for theatrical expression, as not many areas have such an established, well run theater. A volunteer-driven organization, Starlight runs solely based on the love of the theater by its volunteers. Their commitment to Starlight shows in the productions they put on, as do the numerous nominations and awards earned by the theater’s actors and actresses. Read more about the local impact of this community theater starting on page 24.
Meanwhile, for the very first time in months, we woke up to a chilly morning. Fall is here, and not a minute too soon. Not only are we ready for cooler weather, we’re looking forward to all the festivities October brings. One of our favorites, of course, is Halloween. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, check inside for a host of engaging content including fun crafts, ideas for a wicked soiree, tips on how to teach your kids Halloween etiquette, all the way to how to help your kids have a safer trick-or-treating experience. Also, don’t forget to check the event calendar on pages 10 and 11 for a list of fun local programming going on throughout the month.
To further get you in the spirit of fall, Lydia O’Connor (aka The Desert Baroness) offers up her prized schnitzel recipe on page 38. For those of you looking forward to celebrating Oktoberfest with some homemade fare, her schnitzel will surely help get you in the mood for a German brew and some polka music. Enjoy!
As always, there’s a lot more to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in your community, so get reading.
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