On the following evening, the above venue will host writer Mel Weiser. The Valley-based author will discuss and sign his memoir Nick Nolte: Caught in the Act at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Borders Books & Music at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200. Admission is free. 602-957-6660.
Made up of both students and volunteer musicians from the surrounding community, the Phoenix College Community Orchestra will play a free spring concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in Bulpitt Auditorium at Phoenix College, 1202 West Thomas. The program includes "Hungarian Dance #5" by Brahms; Haydn's Symphony #99; Mozart's Horn Concerto; and Dvorak's Romance for Violin and Orchestra. Best of all, free ice cream is served afterward. Call 602-285-7272 for more information.
Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance presents a free seminar titled "Preparing for Long Term Care" from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Church of the Beatitudes, 555 West Glendale Avenue in Phoenix. Experts in various relevant fields will examine such issues as financial, medical and psychosocial considerations in assuring quality care. To register for the event, call Center D.O.A.R. (Developing Older Adult Resources) at 602-274-5022.
Lisa Lowry's The Giver is the subject of the Mother-Daughter Book Discussion Group, which is geared toward kids ranging from fourth through eighth grades. It's scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the North Central Regional Library, 17811 North 32nd Street. Admission is free, and no registration is required. 602-506-1634.