Did You Know?
Phoenix Arts Museum located at 1625 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix has free general admission: Wednesday 3-9 PM, first Friday 6-10 PM, and second Sunday 12-5 PM.
Super Saver Cinemas located at 2710 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix has general admission for $1.50 on Tuesdays. See silvercinemasinc.com for showtimes.
Pollack Tempe Cinemas located at 1825 E. Elliot Rd. in Tempe has general admission for $2.00 on Tuesdays. See pollacktempecinemas.com for showtimes.
The Desert Botanical Gardens located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Admission is free the second Tuesday of each month from 8 AM to 8 PM. See dbg.org for details.
First Friday Art Walk and Trolley Tour! Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you walk and/or take the free trolley to a variety of art galleries, venues, and related spaces from 6:00 to 10:00 PM the first Friday of each month. See artlinkphoenix.com for details, trolley tour hub locations, and trolley schedule.
Phone-a-Friend Program, Mark Willis has volunteered to coordinate a new program for members who live alone and/or do not have a support system. The program is called Phone-a-Friend in which a member can receive a daily phone call from a fellow PTOP brother to say hello and touch base with you. If you are interested in participating in this program, volunteering to call a
April 4th (Wednesday) 11:00 AM
Movie: Call Me by Your Name
The Movie, Call Me by Your Name, is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. It is the third and final installment in Guadagnino's thematic Desire trilogy, following I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015). Set in Northern Italy in 1983, Call Me by Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old living in Italy, and his father's American assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Victoire Du Bois. This year, Call Me by Your Name received three Golden Globe and four Oscar nominations. See your local listing for showtimes in the Phoenix area.
Mark Your Calendar for April 7 and 8, 2018 for the Phoenix Pride Festival. For over 35 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment, and education and outreach events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. This year's Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present, and future. The Phoenix Pride Festival will be held at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix from noon to 9:00 PM on April 7 and 8, 2018. The Phoenix Pride Parade will be on April 8th beginning at 9:30 AM. The parade starts at 3rd St and Thomas and ends at 3rd St and Indian School Rd. PTOP will have an entry in the parade this year and we need you to be part of our entry. Pete Urbaniak is our coordinator for the parade and he will share more information and details in the upcoming monthly newsletters and weekly bulletins. March in the Pride Parade followed with lunch at Los Diablos, Bar & Bistro.
Mystery Castle Tour followed with Lunch at Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles
May 17, 2018 Entrance Fee $10.00 11:00 AM Tour
later then May 11, 2017.
Verde Canyon Railroad Trip
Join us on a four hour round trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The railroad follows the curves of the Verde River though a red rock canyon with wildlife, greenery, and Native American ruins. The route starts and ends at their depot in Clarkdale, AZ and ventures 20 miles to the historic ranch town of Perkinsville. The cost for this trip is at discounted group rate of $60.00 per member and must be paid in advance by no later then May 17, 2018. Check in begins at 12:00 PM with boarding starting at 12:40 PM, and departure at 1:00 PM. There is a snack bar on board and they offer a special discount on a pre-arranged "railtastic" lunch voucher to order lunches at their cafe at a group discounted price is $9.00 including tax if prepaid. You can eat your lunch there or ask for a box lunch to take on the train. Visit their website at VerdeCanyonRR.com for more information. The depot in Clarkdale is approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix and is about a 2 hour drive. Take I-17 north to exit 287. Turn left (west) and drive over I-17 onto Highway 260. Stay on Highway 260 for approximately 14 miles. At the fifth traffic light turn left onto Main Street or Highway 89A. Drive through Old Town Cottonwood until you see a sign on the corner that reads "Verde Canyon Railroad". Bear right onto Broadway, cross the onelane
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