The ACC offers a variety of programs at the Anthem Civic Building. Past programs have included a Summer Teen Series, financial planning, safe driver presentations, estate planning, social media for businesses, personal branding, Alzheimer's/Dementia informational sessions and more.

For more information on programming, contact Civic Building Meeting & Program Manager Taylor McCulley at

The ACC welcomes input on programming that is useful and invites residents to complete an online programming survey.

SENIOR CINEMA WEDNESDAY | June 21, 2-4 p.m. "The Blind Side": Michael Oher, a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player. (credit iTunes)

Cost is $5 and covers snacks/beverages. Ages 50+. Pay at the door; no registration required. Closed captioning provided. The program will occur the third Wednesday of each month in 2017 (except February and November). April and May cover charge is being waived, thanks to a sponsorship from The Enclave at Anthem.

Upcoming features:

July 19: "Arrival"
Aug. 16: "Passengers"
Sept. 20: "The Light Between Oceans"
Oct. 18: "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

ANTHEM MIND QUEST | Think TED Talks, Anthem-style. This monthly program will feature high-caliber, university-style speakers on diverse topics including cyber crime, international relations, genetics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, etc. Any topic someone is an “expert” in will be considered for the series.

Mind Quest is on summer break and will return in September. Check back for details on the fall schedule.

Apply to be a speaker. >>

JEWELRY MAKING | 2017: Taught by Denise Paradis, classes are 2-3 hours in length; prices vary by class. All tools & materials are provided. Ages 16+ only, please. Classes are limited to six participants.

June 3, 9 a.m. or July 29, 9 a.m. (choose the one that works for you!): Intro to Wire Working (see example): $40

June 17, 9 a.m.: Funky Wire Bead Cuff (see example): $45/copper or $55/silver

July 8, 9 a.m.: Kumihimo (see example): $60

Aug. 12, 9 a.m.: Flower Power (see example): $48

Aug. 26, 9 a.m.: Big Swirl Bracelet (see example): $40

Register at the Civic Building.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S | May 26: 10-11:30 a.m. When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young...does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact through the course of the disease.

Free to attend; open to the public. Register with Katie Cruz (Alzheimer’s Association) at 602-528-0545.

PARENT SUMMER SERIES | June 8 (internet safety) and July 6 (substance abuse): 6:30-7:30 p.m. Part of the Teen Summer Series, these two parent/guardian/adult-only sessions are open to any adult who interacts with teens, not just parents - and not just those whose teens are registered for the summer program. These courses are designed to help parents understand the daily challenges faced by their kids. Moreover, they will be informed about the signs of potential problems before they occur. Presenters must have completed training at notMYkid, where they consistently work with local law enforcement agencies (police and FBI) to update and improve the presentations based on current trends. Sessions with parent and faculty groups last one hour with ample time for questions. Attendees at every parent substance abuse program leave with a complimentary home drug testing kit provided by First Check and a personalized family prevention plan.

June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Internet Safety | Register to attend. >>

July 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Substance Abuse | Register to attend. >>

More about the Teen Summer Series >>

INNER PEACE OF PATIENCE | June 7-21 (Wednesdays), 6-7 p.m.: This series will focus on overcoming the problem of anger, learning how to develop, and maintain patience when faced with even the most difficult circumstances. Presented by the Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix.

June 7: Patience vs Anger
June 14: Being Patient in the Face of Difficulties
June 21: Being Patient with Others

$36 per person for the 3-week series. Register in person at the Anthem Civic Building.