(Scottsdale, AZ) -- On November 23rd valley resident Don Bluth, acclaimed Oscar-nominated author, producer and director of countless animated movies, will host a fundraising gala to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his animated classic “All Dogs Go to Heaven”. Hollywood actress Loni Anderson will perform in an original Don Bluth stage production written exclusively for the gala evening.

The "All Dogs Go to Heaven” film starred (the late) Burt Reynolds as main character Charlie and Loni Anderson as Flo. Other celebrity guests appearing in the benefit stage production will be Gary Goldman (co-director/producer of "All Dogs Go to Heaven"), Quinton Anderson Reynolds (the son of Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson) and Bob Flick (Folk singer in The Brother's Four known for the hit song “Try to Remember”). This special benefit event will help support the updating of the theatre infrastructure and the regular operational expenses of The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, a 501(c)(3) community theater.

Take advantage of the very young moon to relax under the stars, view distant celestial objects, observe Jupiter, Saturn and the summer Milky Way at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Saturday, August 31 (Labor Day weekend), at the Dune Climb.

On that date, two events will offer you opportunities to focus on the sky. The first event runs from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will allow visitors to safely view our planet’s closest star, the sun, using a solar telescope. The second event will be from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. They will kick off the night portion with a little cosmic scientific information followed by a light dose of legends to prepare visitors for the celestial sights they will see.

An exciting lineup of more than 140 authors, poets and illustrators – including nearly 50 who write for children and teens – as well as readings, trivia, costumed characters and interactive exhibits will provide a wide variety of family-friendly activities at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The 19th festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Washington Convention Center. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Library of Congress is launching a spectacular and richly diverse 2019-2020 season with a concert by jazz icon and master pianist Chucho Valdés on Oct. 12, 2019. Marking the 95th season of the “Concerts from the Library of Congress” series is an impressive roster of more than 95 free events features classical music, jazz, pop, musical theater and dance. Concerts, lectures, film screenings and conversations with artists and scholars will connect concertgoers with the 25 million-plus treasures of the Library’s extraordinary music collections.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Fiesta Bowl is now accepting applications for community groups to be an entry in the 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It®. This year, the Parade will celebrate Women in Sports.

The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade has been a staple of the Valley since its first edition in 1972. This year, the tradition continues at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, along its Central Phoenix route. Admission is free to the public with premium and reserved seating available for purchase. The spectacle will be broadcast live on 3TV with Scott Pasmore, Olivia Fierro, April Warnecke and Javier Soto, as well as on azfamily.com or on the 3TV News mobile app.

WHAT: Auditions for Disenchanted

WHEN: Saturday, March 23 @ 4:00pm & Sunday, March 24 @ 6:00pm
Callbacks (If required) Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce auditions for Disenchanted.

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!