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Who: Consulate General of Mexico
What: Celebration of the Independence of Mexico! - Sunday, September 14th
When: September 14 at 4 - 9 p.m.
Where: Chamizal National Memorial Theatre - 800 S. San Marcial St., El Paso, TX 79905
Contact: Nadia Ornelas 915.533.8555 nornelas@sre.gob.mx
Come with us to celebrate Mexico's Independence! Event from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Official Ceremony “Grito de Independencia” – 8:25 pm For more information visit us at www.vivamosmexico.com

Who: City of El Paso Engineering and Construction Management Department
What: Community Meeting
When: Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
Where: Isaron Hall, 1071 Country Club Road
Contact: Geoffrey Espineli 915.212.1836 EspineliGA@elpasotexas.gov
The City of El Paso's Engineering and Construction Management Department has scheduled a community meeting to update the public on the reconstruction of Country Club Road. Topics to be discussed include upcoming detours, road closures, and utility work. City staff and contractors will be present to answer any questions, and hear concerns from members of the public.

Who: Austin High
What: Austin High Class of 1964 50th Reunion
When: Sept. 15
Where:  
Contact: FRED FRASER 915.319.1659 austingc1964@gmail.com
THE AUSTIN HIGH CLASS OF 1964 IS HAVING ITS 50TH YEAR REUNION ON OCTOBER 24 AND 25, 2014. ON FRIDAY, A MEET AND GREET AT MEMORIAL PARK. ON SATURDAY, LUNCH AT AUSTIN AND THE BORDER LEGENDS DANCE IN THE EVENING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 915-319-1659 OR EMAIL (austingc1964@gmail.com).

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers Training / Viviendo con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer para los Cuidadores
When: Espanol: Etapa Temprana: Sept. 10 & 17; Etapa Intermedia: Oct. 1, 8, & 15; Etapa Avanzada: Nov. 5 & 12; Planeación Legal & Financiera: Dec. 3 & 10
Where: Bienvivir All-Inclusive Alzheimer's Unit (2300 McKinley Ave,)
Contact: Alzheimer's Association 24/7 helpline 1.800.272.3900
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Programs and topics are offered based on stage of the disease. Programs within each stage are sequential and should be taken in order. If you are not sure which program or stage is right for you, please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Cuando alguien es diagnosticado con la enfermedad de Alzheimer, los amigos y la familia tienen muchas preguntas. ¿Qué significa el diagnóstico? ¿Qué tipo de planes deben hacerse? ¿Qué recursos están disponibles para ayudar? A medida que la enfermedad progresa, las nuevas preguntas reflejan las crecientes necesidades de habilidades, programas y servicios. Los programas y los temas se ofrecen basados ​​en la etapa de la enfermedad. Los programas dentro de cada etapa son secuenciales y se deben tomar en orden. Si no está seguro de qué programa o etapa es el adecuado para usted, por favor llame a nuestro 24/7 Línea de Ayuda 800.272.3900.

Who: ESC Region 19
What: miniCAST
When: Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: HR Hutt Brown Middle School
Contact: Carmen Imai 915.780.5069 cimai@esc19.net
miniCAST 2014, is the premiere one-day conference for all educators who want to bring science and technology to a whole new hands-on level in their classroom. miniCAST will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 8-3pm at the Hutt Brown Middle School. To attend the conference, go to www.minicastelpaso.org, and click on “Registration”.

Who: Our Lady of The Valley Parish
What: Our Lady of The Valley Annual Bazaar
When: October 3, 4, & 5
Where: 8600 Winchester Rd, El Paso, TX 79907
Contact: Luz Arriaga 915.859.7936 olvchurch@elp.rr.com
Our Lady of the Valley Kermes -- The bazaar, with live music, food, games, rides and more, October 3, 4, & 5 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Parish, 8600 Winchester. Bands include Extremo Tropical, EXITO, Los Alegres Del Valle, Chapter 13, Valerie & The Rebels, Drowning Truman, Moon Dogs, Rockabilly Strangers, Mike V & The Top Cats; including Alma, Veronica, Elizabeth Benitez, Ashley Rosiles, and Jose Luis. Hope to see you there and dress warm.

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Walk to End Alzheimer's - El Paso
When: October 4 at 10 a.m.
Where: Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Contact: Kimmy May 915.544.1799 ext. 8029 kmay@alz.org
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. To start your team go act.alz.org/walk

Who: Western Hills United Methodist Women
What: Autumn Bazaar
When: October 11 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Where: 524-A Thunderbird Drive
Contact: Sharon Gonzalez 915.584.2326
Western Hills United Methodist Women are looking for vendors for their Autumn Bazaar, Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stewart Family Life Center

Who: Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation
What: Dynamica Expo (formerly BIOMED)
When: Nov. 14 & 15
Where: El Paso Civic Center, downtown El Paso
Contact: Neyha Sehgal 915.773.5804 neyha.sehgal@redskytx.com
Last year’s inaugural BIOMED symposium has been re-branded as Dynamica Expo, with a new focus on creativity and artistry as being a critical part of breakthrough healthcare innovation. Dynamica Expo has launched and early registration is now open for the two-day event, taking place November 14 and 15 in El Paso. Go to DynamicaExpo.org. Important Deadlines: • Aug. 1 – Deadline to submit augmented poster abstracts • Sept. 5 – Deadline to submit traditional poster abstracts • Sept. 7 – Early online registration closes • Nov. 7 – Online registration closes

Recurring Events

Who: VSA Texas
What: Opening Minds, Opening Doors
When: Saturdays, Now - Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. - noon
Where: Region 19 Education Service Center, 6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, TX 79925
Contact: Eric Clow 866.489.8412 eric@vsatx.org
VSA Texas' Opening Minds, Opening Doors: Promoting Self-Advocates as Speakers program is coming to El Paso! We are currently seeking self-advocates with developmental disabilities, ages 18 and up, to participate. In this class, each participant will write a personal story and develop the presentation skills needed to deliver it in public. Find your voice, tell your story, and build the skills to advocate for disability rights.

Who: Susan Eisen
What: UTEP's Finest Art Professors 1972-1978
When: Now - Nov. 19
Where: Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry & Watches 5857 N. Mesa #19
Contact: Susan Eisen 915.584.0022 susaneisen@susaneisen.com
The Gallery at Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry Art Watches & Appraisals announces the first in a series of exhibitions and sale of artwork from the estate of Dr. Clarke Garnsey, entitled “UTEP’s Finest-My Art Professors 1972-1978,” opening on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 pm and continuing through November 19, 2014. The art represents examples of artwork produced by the talented professors who inspired Susan Eisen, owner of the gallery and jewelry store, when she was a Bachelor of Fine Arts metals student at UTEP during 1972-78. “Being able to show my gratitude to my professors whose creativity inspired me to make a career from my passion for art and jewelry is a great honor for me. They truly made a significant difference in my life and in many of my classmates,” said Susan Eisen, jewelry artist and author.

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Early Stage Support Group
When: Each Month: 4th Friday
Where: Bienvivir All-Inclusive Alzheimer's Unit (2300 McKinley Ave,)
Contact: Blanca Loya 915.562.3444 bloya@bienvivir.org
This support group is intended for those who are themselves in the early stages of dementia. Pre-screening required to join.

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Caregiver Support Group
When: Each Month: 2nd Wednesday at 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Friday at 10 a.m., 2nd Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and 3rd Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Where: SunRidge at Cielo Vista (7949 Sunmount Dr.)
Contact: Susana Vargas 915.544.1799 ext 8026 svargas@alz.org
About our Support Groups: Often times, we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." An Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group offers just that – a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. It's a place: Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, learn about resources available in your community. All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.

Who: La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan
What: Mayapan Farmers' Market
When: Saturdays, Now - November 1 at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave.
Contact: Blanca Castro 915.217.1126 centromayapan@mujerobrera.org
La Mujer Obrera and Café Mayapan are very excited to bring fresh, local produce to the community. We are working with farmers who do not use pesticides and whose small farms are located within 100 miles of El Paso. Support local farmers, buy fair-trade Mexican hand-crafts, and enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch!

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