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Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance January 25, 2009

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Phoenix Arizona — Community Information & Referral’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax Assistance Hotline is available through April 15th This special Hotline, in cooperation with the IRS, provides information on locations where low and moderate income individuals and families can go to have their tax forms prepared free of charge. Volunteers at the sites are trained by the IRS and at certain locations, can file your taxes electronically, also free of charge. Call (602) 263-8856 or 1-(800) 352-3792 outside Maricopa County or visit our website at http://www.cir.org/ for details. 2008 EITC/Tax Assistance Hotline sponsors are Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project (SRP), and Southwest Gas Corporation.

Last year (January 1, 2008 through April 15, 2008 14,318 callers were assisted by the EITC Hotline.

Community Information & Referral (CIR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to ten Arizona counties, including the greater Phoenix area. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls for help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to available community resources. Callers can reach the helpline in Maricopa County by calling (602) 263-8856 or, outside of Maricopa County toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at: http://www.cir.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free tax help at VITA sites in Mesa Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The City of Mesa’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free basic tax preparation and free electronic filing… Read more »

Tempe Arizona Christmas and New Years December 23, 2008

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TEMPE, Ariz. – In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, the City of Tempe will close all administrative offices on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, and Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.

Emergency services will be unaffected by the holiday. Residential and commercial recycling/solid waste collection will be moved from normal Thursday collection to Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Bus and rail service operate on extended hours from 3 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 31 until 2 a.m. Bus service will operate according to holiday hours Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. Light rail service will operate according to holiday hours on Thursday, Jan 1. Visit www.tempe.gov/tim for more information on transportation. The Tempe Transit Store will be closed.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Tempe Beach Park will be open from 5 a.m. to midnight. Tempe Town Lake will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tempe. The Rio Salado Operations Center will be closed. Kiwanis Recreation Center,  6111 S. All-America Way, will be closed (480-350-5201). Kiwanis Park Batting Range will be closed. (480-350-5727). The Jaycee Splash Playground, 715 W. Fifth St., 480-350-5200), the Esquer Park Splash Playground, 2407 E. McArthur Dr., (480-350-5200), Beach Park Splash Playground, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, (480-350-8625), the Clark Park Swimming Pool, 1730 S. Roosevelt St (480-350-5203), and the McClintock Swimming Pool, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. (480-350-5202), are closed for the season.

LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTERS
The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5500). The Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5100). The Petersen House Museum, 1414 W. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5151). The Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, 3340 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5287). The Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, will be closed Dec. 25 -26 and Jan. 1-2; On Jan. 2 the TCA box office will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (480-350-2822).

COMMUNITY CENTERS
The Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St., will be closed. (480-350-5858). The Westside Multi-Generational Center, 715 W. Fifth St., will be closed. (480-858-2400). The Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5211). The North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., will be closed. (480-858-6500). The Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. Fifth St., will be closed (480-858-2420).

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS COLLECTION CENTER
The Household Products Collection Center, 1320 E. University Dr., will be closed Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3. (480-858-2223).

GOLF COURSES
Ken McDonald Golf Course, 800 E. Divot Dr., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5250). Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5275).

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule City of Tempe Arizona November 23, 2008

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

City of Tempe Thanksgiving holiday schedule

TEMPE, Arizona – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the City of Tempe will close all administrative offices on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov.
28.

Emergency services will be unaffected by the holiday, and residential and commercial recycling/solid waste collection will take place under normal operating hours. Bus service will operate according to holiday/Sunday schedules on Nov. 27 only. The Tempe Transit Store will be closed.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Tempe Beach Park will be open from 5 a.m. to midnight. Tempe Town Lake will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tempe. The Rio Salado Operations Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 but will be open on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kiwanis Recreation Center, 6111 S. All-America Way, will be closed (480-350-5201). Kiwanis Park Batting Range will be closed. (480-350-5727). The Jaycee Splash Playground, 715 W. Fifth St., (480-350-5200), the Esquer Park Splash Playground, 2407 E. McArthur Dr., (480-350-5200), Beach Park Splash Playground, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, (480-350-8625), the Clark Park Swimming Pool, 1730 S. Roosevelt St (480-350-5203), and the McClintock Swimming Pool, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. (480-350-5202), are all closed for the season.

LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTERS
The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5500). The Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5100). The Petersen House Museum, 1414 W. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5151). The Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, 3340 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5287). The Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, will be closed (480-350-2822). The Lounge at TCA, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, will be closed (480-350-2822).

COMMUNITY CENTERS
The Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St., will be closed (480-350-5858). The Westside Multi-Generational Center, 715 W.
Fifth St., will be closed (480-858-2400). The Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5211). The North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., will be closed (480-858-6500). The Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. Fifth St., will be closed (480-858-2420).

GOLF COURSES
Ken McDonald Golf Course, 800 E. Divot Dr., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5250). Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5275).