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Events (Recurring Events at the bottom)

Who: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
What: Annual Bazaar and Arts/Crafts Fair
When: Aug. 15 - 17
Where: 10970 Bywood
Contact: Donna Murry 915.591.2752
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will be hosting it's annual Bazaar and Arts/Crafts Fair at the church, 10970 Bywood (corner of Bywood and East Glen) on Friday 15th through Sunday August 17th. Craft fair vendor information, please call 591-2752

Who: Small Business Development Center
What: TX 2014 Regional Practitioner Meeting
When: Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: EPCC ASC Building A - Auditorium
Contact: Audrey Marrufo 915.831.7742 amarru23@epcc.edu
The El Paso Small Business Development Center and the Internal Revenue Service will host a one-day seminar for tax professionals. Enrolled agents will be entitled to 7 CE hours; other Tax Professionals may qualify depending on the requirements of their organizations. PTIN is required. Topics include: • EITC Due Diligence • Child Related Tax Benefits • Employment Tax Issues • Schedule E & Net Investment Tax (2 hrs.) • Individuals and Health Care Taxes • Divorce-Related Tax Issues - Lunch will be provided, SEATING is LIMITED. Register EARLY! Register at elpasosbdc.net or call (915) 831-7742

Who: German Air Force / MWR
What: German American Oktoberfest Night Run 2014
When: Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Freedom Crossing
Contact: Franz Huber 915.568.0259 franz1huber@bundeswehr.org
8k Run and 5k Fun Walk Corporate / Military Team Division 8k Run (USTS certified course) *Grand Prize drawing for 2 round-trip tickets to Las Vegas/NV *PRE RACE EVENTS - Beginning at 4:00 PM - German Coffee - German Pastries and cakes - Soft drinks *ENTERTAINMENT - 4.00 PM until 8.30 PM - Live music by 1st AD-Band Fort Bliss Tuba Meisters from Florida *POST RACE EVENTS - Beginning at 6:00 PM - Live Music by “1st AD Band” and Tuba Meisters - German Beer - Bratwurst - Sodas - German Coffee & Pastries *Early Registration by mail: must be postmarked no later than Sept. 5th, 2014 - Installation Morale Welfare, P.O. Box 16090, Fort Bliss, Texas, 79906 *In person at Stout Physical Fitness Center or at Joshua W. Soto Fitness Center (East Bliss, Bldg. 20751) Nlt 6:00 PM, Thursday, Sept. 08th, 2014 *or at Freedom Crossing Monday, September 8th, 2014 through Friday, September 12th, 2014 from 10:00 – 2:00 PM *Late Registration at Freedom Crossing on Saturday, Sept. 13th,2014 from 3:00 - 5:30 PM (sharp) *Registration closes at 5:30 PM - NO EXCEPTIONS
Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers Training / Viviendo con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer para los Cuidadores
When: Legal & Financial Planning: August 6 & 13
Espanol: Etapa Temprana: Sept. 3, 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: 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: 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: Consulate General of Mexico
What: Film Series - New Documentary Filmmakers from Mexico
When: Saturdays, Aug. 2 - Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.
Where: El Paso Public Library - Main Branch
Contact: Karina Bugarini 915.544.6489 kbugarini@sre.gob.mx
The films are "The shelter" directed by Alejandra Islas (August 2nd), "Magic Words to Break a Spell" directed by Mercedes Moncada (August, 9th) "The Suffragettes" directed by Ana Cruz (August, 16th) and "Intangible Blue" directed by Erendida Valle (August, 23rd). Documentaries will be screened every Saturday from August 2nd to August 23rd, at 3:00 pm at El Paso Public Library. Films in Spanish with English subtitles.

Who: VSA Texas
What: Opening Minds, Opening Doors
When: Saturdays, Aug. 30 - 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: Aug. 18 - 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!

Who: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
What: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
When: Saturdays, Now - August 30 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dorris Van Doren Library
Contact: Luther or Susan Ludwig 915.217.8028 or 915.249.9805 luthersusan@bellsouth.net
Lower stress and blood pressure and elevate your attitude, energy, and immune system with gratuitous laughter. Meeting is 30-45 miinutes. Find out why people all over the world are doing it! No skill/yoga mat needed. See www.laughterworksunlimited.com for more.

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