Foothills briefs

2013-03-28T00:00:00Z Foothills briefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Open air market hosts egg hunt

The Bear Canyon Open Air Market is hosting its fifth annual Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the northwest corner of East Tanque Verde Road and East Catalina Highway.

The free event is for kids of all ages and will include live music, kids' games, prizes and food for sale.

There will be alpacas for kids and adults to pet. Last year 600 eggs were given out.

For more information, call 982-2645.

April 6 golf tourney aids Knights charities

The 11th Annual Mother Teresa Council 12696 of the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament will be held April 6 at Forty-Niner Country Club, 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road.

There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m., and golfers should arrive by 7:30.

The tournament is the largest single fundraising activity for the council, which is at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road.

Entry fee is $85 per golfer. Sponsorship opportunities, including signage at the tournament, are available.

All proceeds from the tournament are used to support the council's charitable activities, which include providing community outreach and financial support to the needy, youth projects and school supplies, and helping homeless veterans and supporting the VA Hospital.

For more information or to sign up, call or Joe Scarpignato at 730-2498.

2 Good Friday events set at St. Philip's

On Good Friday, which is tomorrow, St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church is offering two opportunities for people to experience the "Seven Last Words of Christ."

A liturgy is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m., which are the traditional hours of Jesus' suffering and death. St. Philip's Good Friday service takes the "Seven Last Words of Christ" format. The service is in seven segments, with each segment focusing on one of the seven statements by Jesus from the cross.

There are opportunities to arrive and depart quietly for those who cannot stay the entire three hours.

At 5:45 p.m., the church will present another "Seven Last Words of Christ" event. The Schola Cantorum, with soloists, violin duo and organ, will present "Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz" by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). The "Seven Last Words" tells the story of the crucifixion from the point of view of three different Gospel writers, sung by soprano, alto and tenor soloists. The part of Jesus is sung by a baritone soloist, and the bass is the voice of the thief on the adjoining cross. Soloists include Larry Alexander as Jesus, soprano Sarah Spurlin, alto Anne Parker, tenor Doug Spurlin and bass Karl Yordy.

The evening's presentation will also offer moments of silence and ringing of solemn bells for reflection.

The events are free, and donations are accepted.

St. Philip's is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421, or go to for more information.

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