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Cave Creek MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

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I’m just not very long winded this month — it happens to all of us. But, as you read this, the local elections have mostly been decided and all our local candidates can remove their signs (making room for more state and federal election signs). Will it never end? Years ago, before all of the concrete and pavement, September could be looked forward to as a time that the nights got just a little cooler. Not so much MAYOR anymore. I think most of us are likely tired of the Town of Cave Creek summer heat but could sure use a little more rain. But, 480.488.1400 it’s always cooler in Cave Creek and there’s live music www.cavecreek.org somewhere every night of the week. Good food, fun shopping and fantastic views make the short trip worthwhile. So, come on up and maybe I’ll get to meet you in one of our fine establishments.

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Celebrate

All That Cave Creek Has To Offer The Cave Creek season of events officially returns in October, and area residents can get a preview of all the fun in this month’s Cave Creek Special Events pullout. The issue highlights everything from celebrating the area’s best purveyors of food and drink and discovering its world-class artists, to experiencing its Western heritage and exploring its Sonoran Desert beauty — and everything in between. Look for the Cave Creek 2018–19 Special Events pullout beginning on page 31. | CST

‘Head to Tail’ Cookoff

Publisher Lorrie Pomeroy

Adds Flavor To Local Celebration

Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller

Annual event returns in October

Creative Director Jenifer Lee

ore than 25 area restaurants will descend upon Stagecoach Village in historic Cave Creek, along with quality purveyors of craft beer, tequila and wine, to showcase the best that the town and the state has to offer. An annual celebration of local flavors, The Taste of Cave Creek returns October 17–18, with Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln as premium sponsors. For 25 years, the town has offered this event as a chance for residents to mingle with neighbors and for everyone to sample the amazing fare offered from local restaurants and bars. This year, The Taste will feature a new element to the food, as participating chefs and butchers face off in a “Head to Tail” cookoff. Cave Creek is home to some of Arizona’s most talented chefs and high-quality meat markets. Local chefs and butchers take pride in the relationships they share with their ranchers and fishermen and each will be choosing an animal to feature. Chefs will be cooking and serving up plates inspired by their selection, and attendees will see first-hand how the chefs prepare their dishes. The winner will be judged by top local food celebrities. The goal of this year’s added feature is to highlight and honor our local ranches and fishermen and utilize the whole animal.

The outdoor, open-air setting of Stagecoach Village hosts this Town of Cave Creek signature event, and area residents and those from surrounding communities will have two days to sip, sample and savor their way through the evening, beginning at 5pm each night. Experiencing the best of Cave Creek goes beyond food and drink, however, and area artists and organizations will showcase their work and favorite local musicians will perform live throughout the event. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. The Taste of Cave Creek runs 5–9pm, October 17–18. The $10 admission tickets will be sold at the front gate; admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets for food sampling cost $1, with food/drink items ranging from $3–$5. Parking is available on Schoolhouse Road north of the Cave Creek Post Office where a free shuttle will then take guests to the venue. This is the best way to go, as the shuttles will drop off and pick up at the front entrance gate at Stagecoach Village. The free shuttles will start at 4:30pm and end at 9:30pm each night. For complete event information, visit www. tasteofcavecreek.com.

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The Horny Toad Prepares To Celebrate 42 Years Few restaurants and saloons survive to experience more than four decades in business. However, The Horny Toad continues to thrive as it prepares to celebrate “42 to You” Saturday, September 22, 11am– 10pm, as it celebrates turning 42 years old. According to manager Nichole Morris, The Horny Toad will feature 16-ounce glasses of Horny Toad Golden Ale for $3.42, margaritas for $4.20, house wine $3.42, Coor’s Light draft $2.42 and Dos Equis Lager $2.42. Music will fill the air 3:30–7:30pm featuring singer Lauren Elizabeth. The Horny Toad is located on approximately five acres in the center of the beautiful Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek. They offer world-famous signature dishes including madefrom-scratch fried chicken, scrumptious barbecue chicken with a homemade secret barbecue sauce, pork ribs and mesquite-grilled burgers, top sirloin and rib eye steaks, prime rib and award-winning strawberry shortcake.

The Horny Toad, which has earned numerous awards for its food including Best Fried Chicken, Best Steakhouse, Best BBQ ribs and Best Dessert (strawberry shortcake), is open Sunday through Thursday, 11am–9pm and Friday and Saturday, 11am–10pm. The Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road. Call 480.488.9542 for reservations or more information or visit www.thehornytoad.com.


The Buffalo Chip Saloon announced that it now offers a local beer and wine garden on its VIP deck. Those looking to try something new and local, as well as experience bull riding from a whole different view and try out some amazing exclusive food, will want to check out the experience. The beer and wine garden began August 1 and takes place every Wednesday and Friday through the end of September. Availability is limited for each date. Book reservations at any time by calling the events department at 480.295.9917 or sending an email to buffalochipsaloonaz@gmail.com. The local beer and wine garden package includes: • Choice of one local beer or wine flight to start off the evening, experience great local flavors and try something new

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• A  wesome VIP reserved seats for the evening to experience the best views in the house for bull riding shows • E  xclusive all you-can-eat buffet for dinner with menu items not offered anywhere else • Private VIP staff to assist with food and beverage needs for the entire evening

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• A  covered patio style seating with tables and chairs, wonderful cool misters, and an absolutely beautiful view of the Town of Cave Creek during sunset There will also be a private server and a private VIP Deck bartender as well to provide guests with ice cold beverages for the entire evening along with great information about the local breweries and wineries. All of this is a $42 value per person — book with Buffalo Chip today and receive this package for only $25 per person++. Guests must be 21 years of age to book and be seated in the beer and wine garden. Reservations are available for every Wednesday and Friday through the end of September and can be booked in advance at any time. For more information and details, contact event department staff at 480.295.9917 and they will be happy to help. Buffalo Chip Saloon is located at 6823 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.buffalochipsaloon.com.

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Montex’s Filiberto’s Lone Mountain Offers Daily Specials

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Homemade Mexican food at incredible prices now is offered at Filiberto’s at Lone Mountain and Cave Creek Roads. According to Montex/Filiberto’s owner Javier Villela, the restaurant now offers the following daily meal deals for only $1.49: Monday — Three rolled tacos with cheese Tuesday — Beef or chicken taco Wednesday — Bean burrito Thursday — Bean tostada Friday — Junior quesadilla Filiberto’s Cave Creek, owned by parent restaurant holding company Montex, is located at 31414 North Cave Creek Road. The hours of operation are Monday– Thursday and Sunday from 6am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday, from 6am– midnight. For additional information, call 480.488.3624.

September Chamber Business Breakfast Join the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The Chamber Business Breakfast is held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, 7:30–9:30am. This month’s event will be held September 27 and the cost is $8 for members, $15 for non-members. The breakfast sponsor is Tech 4 Life. For additional information on this or other Chamber events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


Roseanne Anderson, owner of Sonoran Beauty Salon for over six years, has decided to change and update the name to Tame Studio. “It is an art to do hair, nails and skin. It’s also an art to be able to give our customers the look they desire in a friendly, fun environment,” states Anderson. This name change is a suitable fit, with the fullservice salon, this group is constantly training in the latest trends and technique without hesitation and always ready to learn. Not only do they have a great salon, they have grown by adding the Tame Studio Boutique, a full boutique with an array of women’s fashion, accessories, and even home décor. “If you haven’t been yet, now is the time to check out the newly refreshed Tame Studio,” says Anderson. Tame Studio is located at 6501 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 2, in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.595.1700 or visit www.tamestudio.com.

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Chamber To Celebrate Eye Care North Anniversary Ribbon cutting event scheduled Serving the Community Since 2002

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the five-year anniversary of Eye Care North with a ribbon cutting event Tuesday, September 18, at 5pm. A full-service eye and vision care provider, Eye Care North will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. The foundation of the clinic is “providing personal attention and professional care.” Dr. Julie Lam and the team offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, corneal reshaping and pre- and post-operative care. Eye Care North is located at 29605 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 102, in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.361.7040 or visit www.eyecarenorth.com. To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Magic Bird Introduces New Festival

The new Cave Creek Corner Mercado event series by Magic Bird Festivals will bring a bevy of eclectic arts, crafts, gifts and more to visitors and locals of the upscale cowboy town of Cave Creek. Renowned throughout the Southwest for cultural arts and entertainment events, Magic Bird has expanded their outdoor, weekend festival line up to include the new artisan market series at the four-way stop right in the heart of the historic town’s commercial district — northeast corner of Schoolhouse Road and Cave Creek Road. Sponsored by Retablo of Cave Creek, these seasonal events will run on select weekends from October to May, with the first event taking place October 26–28. Each Cave Creek Corner Mercado event opens daily from 10am–5pm. These free, family-friendly community festivals feature a diverse selection of boutique apparel, specialty giftware, Native American designs, unique

jewelry, artisan decor and gourmet culinary treats. “We are thrilled to bring an eclectic selection of specialty art and gifts to a new location in the heart of Cave Creek,” said festival producer Roberta Toombs-Rechlin.  “Visitors and residents will love the unique wares created by local and regional artisans while enjoying Magic Bird Festivals’ signature twist of entertainment and fun.” After shopping at the Corner Mercado, take a hike on nearby Black Mountain or browse exotic geodes and petrified wood artifacts at Rare Earth Gallery. Make sure to visit Retablo of Cave Creek’s stores for must-have Mexican and Southwestern treasures. Visitors won’t go hungry with all the restaurants within walking distance of the Cave Creek Corner Mercado. Magic Bird Festivals community events take place throughout Arizona including Fountain Hills, Gilbert and Scottsdale. Their signature festivals include the Gilbert Art of Chocolate A’Fair, Fountain Hills NATIVE and Fountain O’Green Artisan Market. Admission is free. For information or to become an exhibitor, call 480.488.2014 or visit www. magicbirdfestivals.com.


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Local Food Bank Expands Presence Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center has expanded its footprint in Black Canyon City with a new, larger site located at 34550 Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City (Exit 242). Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, says the larger facility will allow for more food storage and the ability to serve more clients. “Foothills Food Bank serves more than 2,000 people every month,” adds DiPietro. “In addition, we seek volunteers who would like to serve the food bank’s clients in the area on Tuesdays and Thursdays from

9am–3pm and on Wednesdays from 1–7pm.” Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. For more information, call the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center’s Cave Creek location at 480.488.1145 and the Black Canyon City location at 623.374.9441, or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.


October 20: Adult Discovery Series “Cowboy’s Don’t Do Lunch, the Photographs of Herb Cohen” Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 2–3:30pm

October 5: Cactus Shadows High School Homecoming Game www.ccusd93.org/domain/9; 480.575.2400 Cactus Shadows Falcons vs. Paradise Valley Trojans

October 25: Healthy Aging Expo

October 5: Sculpture Show “Pop-Up Show

August 31: Abstract & Contemporary “Pop-Up Show”

October 13: Harold’s Oktoberfest Harold’s Cave Creek Corral www.haroldscorral.com; 480.488.1906

www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 www.foothillsfoodbank.com; 480.488.1145 The 2018 Empty Bowls event to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 11am–1pm. The event is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League and other community groups and benefits the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center.

September 29: Cactus Shadows High School Homecoming Parade www.ccusd93.org/domain/9; 480.575.2400 10am

September 29: Harold’s Anniversary Party Harold’s Cave Creek Corral 6895 East Cave Creek Road www.haroldscorral.com; 480.488.1906

October 1: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Edible Trees in Our Desert” presented by Peggy Sue Sorensen, The Desert Kitchen; 6:30-8pm

October 3: Opening Day at The Museum Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 1–4pm

October 26–28: Cave Creek Corner Mercado Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 Held on the northeast corner of Schoolhouse Road and Cave Creek Road on selected weekends October through May.

October 13: Stamp Mill Operational Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Additional operation dates are offered throughout the season — check the website for details; 1:30–2pm

October 19–21: Cave Creek Biketoberally Hideaway Grill & Cave Creek Roadhouse Contact Kevin: 602.423.5602; kevin@hideaway-usa.com

October 17–18: Taste of Cave Creek www.tasteofcavecreek.com Premier Sponsor: Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln

If there is one thing that Creeker’s can’t get enough of, it is good food and good times! Taste of Cave Creek 2018 will be held over two days— Wednesday, October 17, and Thursday, October 18 — from 5–9pm at Stagecoach Village. Entry fee is $10 (children 12 and under, free), food and drink tickets, $3–$5. Contact Marshal Adam Stein: 480.488.6636; astein@cavecreek.org.

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Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts 7100 East Cave Creek Road, #144 (in Stagecoach Village) www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Artist opening reception, 4–7pm

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Artist opening reception, 4–7pm

October 19: Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction

Foothills Caring Corps www.foothillscaringcorps.com; 480.488.1105 Meet and connect with the community’s providers, resources and more, all promoting the health and wellness of older adults. Held at Desert Foothills Library, 10am–2pm.

Cave Creek Calendar of Events

The Town of Cave Creek is ready to welcome residents and visitors alike to celebrate its western lifestyle, explore its open spaces and enjoy its varied and vibrant town life, as the 2018-19 Cave Creek season of events kicks off. Keep this calendar as a handy reference throughout the year, and we’ll see you around town!

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October 26–28: Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Festival Vermillion Promotions www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Featuring over 80 accomplished fine artists and craftsmen, art demonstrations, festival eateries and live entertainment. Calendar of Events continued on page 34

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Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Geology in Your Backyard, Black Mountain” presented by Stephanie Bradley, Cave Creek Museum; 6:30-8pm

November 9–11: Cave Creek Corner Mercado Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

November 10: Ninth Annual Cave Creek Cactus Classic October 27: Cave Creek Wicked — All Day & All Night www.cavecreekwicked.com Daytime: costume contests for horses, kids, pets; food and drink; trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving Nighttime: bar crawl at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Cave Creek Smokehouse, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway Roadhouse, Hideaway Grill; ride the party bus 6pm–2am

www.dfmba.org; Contact Lorrain Montuori: lmontuori@cox.net

November 13: 10th Annual Museum Miner’s Dinner

November 23–25: Thanksgiving Weekend Show at Frontier Town Dixie Green Promotions www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

November 23–25: Cave Creek Corner Mercado Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

by Wild at Heart; 6:30-8pm

December 7–9: Holiday Artisan Market Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 10am–5pm

November 26: Eighth Annual Foothills Caring Corps Golf Tournament www.foothillscaringcorps.com; 480.488.1105 This tournament to benefit Foothills Caring Corps services, helping seniors remain independent in their homes, will be held at Mirabel Golf Club.

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764

November 2: Veteran Art Show, Honoring Those Who Serve Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Artist opening reception, 4–7pm

December 1: Ninth Annual Craft and Bake Sale Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road www.desertfoothillslibrary.org; 480.488.2286 The Ninth Annual Craft and Bake Sale fundraiser features over 40 vendors. A portion of every sale benefits the Library. Baked goods, seasonal beverages and live, festive music will be featured.

November 2–4: Wild West Days Show at Frontier Town Dixie Green Promotions www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

November 16–18 & 23–25: Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area 44000 North Spur Cross Road www.maricopacountyparks.net Discover the wonder and beauty of the Sonoran Desert with a day of outdoor experiences and hands-on education in the Jewel of the Creek Preserve; 10am–2pm.

Sonoran Arts League www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 The Sonoran Arts League presents its signature event and the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour and sale for art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors. The Hidden in The Hills tour of members’ studios offers a unique opportunity to observe artists at work and their guest artists. Visitors are welcome to participate in conversation and creative connection with 174 artists and 44 host studios, gleaning insight into the creative process, learning about the tools of the trade and purchasing and works directly from the artists.

December 1: Sonoran Small Works – Holiday Fine Art Show Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Kick-Off opening reception, 4–7pm

December 1–2: Cave Creek Christmas Pageant Cave Creek Spur Cross Ranch Contact Toby Payne: 480.544.2290; tobypayne@aol.com 7pm

December 3: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Raptors in Your Backyard” presented

December 9: Holiday Magic Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Kick off the holiday season with a cowboy-style Christmas. Join Museum staff and docents from 1:30–4pm for an afternoon of rootin’ tootin’ family fun including cookie decorating and crafts.

December 15: Adult Discovery Series Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 2–3:30pm

December 14–16: Stagecoach Village Christmas Show Vermillion Promotions www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Just in time for Christmas shoppers, Stagecoach Village will transform into a delightful Christmas Village filled with the sights, sounds and aromas of the holidays.


Hideaway Grill and Cave Creek Roadhouse Contact Kevin: 602.423.5602; kevin@hideaway-usa.com

February 16: Adult Discovery Series Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 “William B. Hellings, Pioneer Extraordinaire: from Camp McDowell to Continental Mountain”

December 28–30: Cave Creek Corner Mercado Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

February 8–10: Stagecoach Village Art Affaire

December 29 – January 1: New Year’s Weekend Show at Frontier Town Dixie Green Promotions www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

January 18–20: Cave Creek Indian Market

January 11: Sparkle & Flash, Jewelry & Photography “Pop-Up” Show Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Artist opening reception, 4–7pm

January 13: Adult Discovery Series

February 9: 10th Annual Red Carpet Fundraiser Gala Desert Foothills Library www.desertfoothillslibrary.org; 480.488.2286

February 10: Arizona’s Birthday Celebration Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764

January 7: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Medicine Plants from Our Desert” presented by JoAnn Sanchez, Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts; 6:30-8pm

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

February 14–17: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

January 19: Antique Appraisal & Collectable Seminar with Sean Morton

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

March 1–3: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

January 18–20: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

February 8–10: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

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February 4: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 2–3:30pm

March 1–3: Sonoran Festival of Art & Art Extravaganza Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 10am–5pm

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 9:30am–4:30pm

Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Water Conservation — Aquifers and Our Spigots” presented by Elisa Klein, AMWUA; 6:30-8pm

Large wood fire vase by Christopher Heede; Photo: Morrie Farbman

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Vermillion Promotions www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 The Cave Creek Indian Market celebrates the colorful history and rich heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftspeople.

Vermillion Promotions www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Enjoy a romantic weekend affaire held annually the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Stagecoach Village offers the ambiance of an open-air gallery surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Desert Foothills.

February 22–24: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

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February 15–17: Cave Creek Builders Showcase

February 15–16: Ragnar Relay Del Sol www.ragnarrelay.com/race/delsol Running together as a team is an experience like no other, and teams will celebrate the challenge as they party Ragnar-style at the finish line after an unforgettable overnight running relay. Contact Troy Wheeler: troy@ragnarrelay.com.

March 3: Cave Creek Museum Spur Cross Archaeology Fair www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Come help celebrate Arizona Archaeology Month. Bring the whole family out to Spur Cross Conservation Area and have fun while learning about our beautiful state; 9am–3pm. Calendar of Events continued on page 38

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Vermillion Promotions www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 It’s springtime in Cave Creek! A great time to check out art in the plaza.

Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Wildlife in Your Backyard” presented by Nikki Julien, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center; 6:30-8pm

March 16: Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade www.cavecreekrodeo.com Kick off the 2019 Cave Creek Rodeo Days with a parade through the heart of the Town of Cave Creek. Contact Kristen Lewis: 480.406.8455; kristen@ sagecomedical.com.

March 5: Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday At Harold’s Harold’s Cave Creek Corral www.haroldscorral.com; 480.488.1906

March 22–24: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

March 8–10: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

April 1: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness; 480.488.1090 “Snakes in Your Backyard” presented by Phoenix Herpetological Society; 6:30-8pm

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

March 10: Cave Creek Home Tour & Garden Boutique www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Benefiting the Cave Creek Museum, 10am–4pm.

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

May 25: Tenth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival

April 6: Juried Fine Art “Pop-Up Show” Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 4–7pm

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Rancho Mañana Golf Club 5734 East Rancho Mañana Boulevard www.cavecreekfestivals.com Presented by Tonto Bar and Grill and Aerial Solutions, the Cave Creek Balloon Festival will light up the desert sky Memorial Day weekend. Guests will enjoy live bands, massive glowing balloons, a firework show and much more. Contact Eric Flatt, Tonto Bar & Grill: eflatt@ tontobarandgrill.com

May 31: Museum’s Final Day of the Season

April 13: Adult Discovery Series

www.foothillscaringcorps.com; 480.488.1105 Fundraiser to benefit Foothills Caring Corps services, helping seniors remain independent in their homes, will be held at CIVANA Resort and Spa.

May 3–5: Cave Creek Corner Mercado Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

www.cavecreekrodeo.com Cave Creek Rodeo Days 2019 celebrates the town’s Western heritage, and the 42nd anniversary of continuous Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association events in Cave Creek. Rodeo Days brings together local friends and neighbors to raise money for charity, and to assist the Town with the continued maintenance and enhancement of the Cave Creek Memorial Arena through the professional sport of rodeo. Contact Beth Cornell: 623.293.8445; beth@cavecreekrodeo.com.

March 29–31: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 4–7pm

April 5–7: Cave Creek Corner Mercado

March 22–24: Cave Creek Rodeo Days

March 13: Taste of Foothills Fundraiser

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Thomas Gabriel To Perform At Harold’s

“To heal, you have to share to get it out. If you keep it in, it festers,” he says. While he will perform some of his grandfather’s songs at Harold’s, he’ll be introducing new songs from his “Long Way Home” album. The audience will be treated to a unique sound that combines country, rock, and gospel. Wherever he performs, though, he’ll always have a connection to Johnny Cash. “I see my songs as an addition to my grandpa’s songs. Same blood. I am not, and I will never be the ‘Man in Black’…nowhere close. But, I can be the best T.G. I can be and do all I can to continue in a way that I think would make him and my mother proud,” he said. Harold’s is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. Admission is free, and VIP two-top and four-top tables near the stage are available for $20 and $40. For more information, call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com.

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A good cop. An addict who lost his way. A pained man doing jail time. A sober, stronger person seeking balance. These are not just stories that Thomas Gabriel sings about… these are his own experiences that influenced many of his songs on his new album, “Long Way Home.” Gabriel, the oldest grandson of famed singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, visits Arizona for the first time as part of his “Cash Legacy Tour” to perform 7–9pm Wednesday, September 5, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. “I like to think that the spirit of my grandfather lives through my voice, songs and music,” Gabriel says. “It’s like a family business. If my grandfather was a farmer, the crops that grew from that dirt can continue to grow through generations to come. I am trying to cultivate the same crops my grandfather grew.” Predominately raised on the road, “T.G.,” as he is often referred to, dreamt of a life as a successful career musician. When he was young, his grandfather would call him on stage, to sing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Cash also insisted that T.G. have a back-up option, so he went to the police academy and worked as a patrol officer for eight years. Life was stable for several years, and he was good at his job until he found himself facing addiction. “It started with pills and then other chemicals were added to the mix. Spirituality and morality went out the window. I let my addiction take me on a path that was no longer mine but my demon’s. So, all that together, plus prison, and yeah, it is definitely songwriting material,” he says. His songs are inspired by good, bad and ugly stories. He feels fortunate that he has a creative outlet and he hopes his music will inspire others in pain to seek help.

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September Classes Offered At Holland Community Center The Foothills Community Foundation presents classes throughout the month for area residents. Classes are held at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in North Scottsdale.

Sept. 19: Chain Maille Necklace 10:30am–noon; $45 Make a chain maille necklace using the Euro 4 in 1 pattern once used to produce actual Medieval armor. Participants can choose colors, length and focal piece. Endless possibilities. Only five seats are available for this exclusive class. All materials supplied.

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Sept. 22: The Art of Managing Life-Changing Events — Create Your Family Roadmap 9–10:30am; $65 Are you prepared for life-changing events such as the disability or loss of a loved one or loss of assets due to an accident or natural disaster? Attendees will learn how to take steps now to protect their family. Workshop includes a 110-page organizer. Led by Dr. Maureen Johnson.

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Sept. 18 Wine Glass Painting 10am–2pm; $40 Join Sunny Hall and paint and embellish two wine glasses in this new class. All supplies are furnished. Each painter gets two wine glasses, embellishments, stencils, brushes and paint. Painters are given the option of stencils or to paint their own idea or theme. Beginners are welcome.

Oct. 2: Chain Maille Earrings 1–4pm; $65 In this three-hour class, Julia Harmon will introduce participants to several chain maille weaves as they create three pairs of bronze earrings, learning how to make Mobius rings aka roses, Byzantine, and 2 x 2 chains. All materials included. For additional information, or to sign up for these and other classes, visit www.azfcf.org.


For information about Cave Creek’s Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza Show, contact Harold’s Corral at 480.488.1906 or www.haroldscorral.com; Roadhouse at 480.488.3300 or www.hideaway roadhouse.com; The Buffalo Chip Saloon at 480.488.9118 or www.buffalochipsaloon.com; or  The Horny Toad at 480.488.9542 or www.thehorny toad.com.

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After several monsoon storms have soaked Cave Creek, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral has been given the green light to proceed with a spectacular “Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza” taking place after sunset Sunday, September 2. The show, which is presented by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln, is being hosted by four restaurant/bars: Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road; Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road; The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 East Cave Creek Road; and The Horny Toad, 6738 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music and food and drink specials at all four restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin after sunset behind Harold’s. A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6pm to midnight. With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks will be safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s. Admission is free at all four restaurants with open seating, first come first serve. At Harold’s Corral, reserved seats outside are available for $15 for a two-top, $30 for a four-top and $60 for a 10-top. Live music will be a highlight, with Mogollon playing inside from 8:30pm to 1am. While admission is free at Harold’s, it does not include game zone activities or food. Harold’s outside bar and BBQ will be cash only, and ATMs will be onsite. Guests to Harold’s also can help The Foothills Food Bank (www. foothillsfoodbank.com) by donating canned goods or money, and those donating that night will be entered to win a prize.

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September Events At The Library The Desert Foothills Library will present a wide variety of feature events this month — from author discussions and an exploration of Banned Books Week to healthy living and do-ityourself presentations. All events are free, except where noted. The library is closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.

Sept. 5: Guide for Healthy Eating & Better Health (Six-week class series) 10–11:30am Curious why diet does not get the results you are longing for? The benefits of proper eating and exercise can make an impact for good for most health problems. Discover how the body works with the foods consumed and the how the foods can promote a healthier lifestyle, providing more energy and get up and go. Call to register. Sept. 11: Book Reading & Discussion: Karlheinz Moll 2–3:30pm A short introduction to the novel EGO Shooter – The Depth of the Pain and the story line with a reading of various chapters from the book with a focus on those taking place in Scottsdale and Prescott. A Q&A session and lively discussion with the audience about

writing books in general, planning and finding the time writing it, development of characters and story line, integrating localities into a book, self-publishing and book marketing. Call to register. Sept. 17: Emotional Changes: Understanding Symptoms Beyond Memory Loss & Ambiguous Loss: Living with Uncertainty 2–4pm This session will focus on helping caregivers better grasp the common emotional changes that may occur in the person with Alzheimer’s disease while bringing awareness of loss as the person with dementia is physically present but psychologically different from who they once were. Strategies to infuse hope and meaning into one’s life while providing care will also be discussed. Presented by Banner Health Network. Register: 602-839-6850 or baifcs@ bannerhealth.com Sept. 18: Learn How-To with Karsten’s Ace Hardware 2–3:30pm Those who binge-watch HGTV and feel motivated to find their own at home projects and fixer-uppers can join Karsten’s Ace Hardware of Carefree as they provide How-To demonstrations to help residents find tidbits and techniques to help around the home. This month learn how to paint an interior room. Karsten’s

painting tips will make DIYers achieve professional results. Call to register.

Sept. 25: Banning Books & Silencing Stories 2–3pm Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23–29. It brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. Come join librarians in a discussion about censorship and how banned books are still happening around the country today. Call to register.

Sept. 28: Register to Vote at Your Library All-day event People cannot vote unless they are registered voters, and the General Election, November 6, is rapidly approaching. Desert Foothills Library is dedicated to help people determine the direction of the country by voting. Every vote can make a difference and the library is a safe, non-partisan place to register. Staff and volunteers will be around all day to help friends, coworkers, neighbors, patrons and the people of the community register to vote, while enjoying some fun, games and food. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. To register for events, call 480.488.2286, for details, visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.


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Rancho Milagro Hosts Second Annual Chili Cookoff & Fundraiser

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Area residents are invited to join Rancho Milagro friends and family for a fundraiser and dazzling night under the stars of cowboy boots, horses, music, silent auction and some of the best chili these parts have to offer. Rancho Milagro (Ranch of Miracles) Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), faith-based organization dedicated to the healing of trauma survivors using the unique interaction of equine (horse) partners. The organization specializes in working with veterans, first responders, law enforcement, sex traffic survivors, children of abuse or anyone going through a “rough” time. “We bring trauma survivors back into the arena of life,” says Vanessa Kohnen, founder and CEO of the Rancho Milagro Foundation. The Cookoff event is a great way to showcase the facility and interact with the community to bring awareness to the power of horses and healing. In addition to the Chili Cook-off, the organization will give barn tours and share video testimonies, and guests will enjoy a silent auction, listening to live music and taking pictures. Those who have a favorite family recipe are encouraged to enter the cookoff. Last year’s weather was perfect. This year promises to be a powerful and entertaining evening. The Chili Cookoff & Fundraiser will be held Saturday November 3, 4-8pm. There is a $50 per couple (suggested) donation. Rancho Milagro is located at 32905 North 140th Street in North Scottsdale. RSVP to Kohnen by October 15 at vrkohnen@yahoo.com or 480.529.2633. For additional information, visit www.ranchomilagroaz.com or find Rancho Milagro Foundation on Facebook.

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PVCC Students Create Unique Ceramic Bowls To Feed The Hungry

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Empty Bowls event slated for October 19

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For more than 18 years, David Lloyd Bradley, professor of art for Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) has led the charge in creating amazing ceramic bowls for the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction event, a major fund-raiser for Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. And, 2018 will be no different, as the college arts program has its sights set on making more than 750 bowls this year. Bradley, a talented and committed educator, has been a professional potter for 45 years and works with his students to provide ceramic bowls for the annual event. Students gravitate to the ceramics studio not only to learn the art of ceramics, but also to be part of making a difference for hungry people in need. “Our students want to create the pottery for Empty Bowls that will last forever, because the bowls are symbolic of the fundraiser’s cause, which is to focus the public on the issue of world hunger,” says Bradley. “What better way than through an empty bowl that then is filled with food at the event.” Bradley, who has a Bachelor of the Arts in painting and a master’s in ceramics, says a typical pottery bowl can take up to two weeks to complete and each bowl requires approximately two pounds of clay. Once the bowl is created, it needs firing, glazing and more kiln firing. Those interested in the program can sign up for a 16-week class and receive credits. Classes are fiveand-a-half hours a week (a total of 80 hours) for $320. Information can be found at www.paradisevalley. edu or by contacting Bradley at david.bradley@ paradisevalley.edu.

The annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Friday, October 19, from 11am–1pm. The event is sponsored by Sonoran Arts League. See Empty Bowls, page 45


According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, an online auction will be on the food bank’s website, giving people the opportunity to bid on 100 fine art and craft items donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League. “We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,’ says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout. The online art auction begins September 4, and the artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1pm.” Carole Perry, who created the festival in the northern desert foothills more than 19 years ago, says 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, and will support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance. Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. The Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2018 is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items. PVCC also sells empty ceramic bowls to the public in October and April. For more information, call 480.488.6070 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

Join the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce at its monthly opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes. Always the second Wednesday of each month, this month’s mixer event will be held September 12, 5:30–7pm. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). This month’s business showcase, and the mixer venue, is Tame Studio located at 6501 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 2, in Cave Creek. Learn more about the venue at www.tamestudio.com or by calling 480.595.1700. For additional information or to learn more about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Archaeology Society Kicks Off Lecture Season The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society based in Cave Creek, which is celebrating over 50 years of existence, kicks off its lecture season this month. The chapter meets September through May on the second Wednesday of each month in Cave Creek and features well known guest lecturers during these meetings. The meetings are open to the public at no cost except for the December Christmas Party that is members only. The September 12 meeting features Goat Camp Ruin in the Payson area, much like Shoofly Ruin and Risser Ruin. It contains about 30 masonry rooms and other surface structures sitting on top of what was probably the largest pithouse village in the Payson area. The currently assumed occupation is approximately 750 to 1280 CE and the site appears to have been founded as a Hohokam colony, which later became a significant part of local culture, though it was eventually surpassed in size and importance by both Shoofly and Risser ruins. The site was originally part of the Tonto National Forest but was transferred to the Town of Payson in a land exchange in 1994. With subsequent little activity for years, in 2008 the Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society with Scott Wood’s assistance proposed to develop an archaeological interpretive site like Shoofly Ruin and a hiking trail for this six-acre parcel of land. Wood has led groups of volunteers each spring and fall the past eight years mapping, surface collecting and excavating and stabilizing several rooms within the overall complex with lab work taking place over the summers. The goal is not rebuilding or total excavation, but rather to further knowledge about the site and area that can be presented to the public through interpretive development. In his presentation, Wood provides a report on recent activities and findings at Goat Camp as well as plans for the future. He may even recruit lecture attendees to join the crew. Refreshments will be available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meetings are held in the community building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.


When Disney’s High School Musical was broadcast in 2006, it became a phenomenon. With its subsequent sequels, it holds a special place in the hearts of older teens who grew up on the music and fell in love with Troy and Gabriella. Filled with high energy, unforgettable tunes like “Get Your Head in the Game,” and “We’re All in This Together,” and memorable characters like Sharpay, the musical theater “Star” of East High School, Disney’s High School Musical is a feast for musical theater lovers of all ages. Desert Foothills Youth Theater (DFYT), with a cast ages 13–19, presents the musical September 22–30 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, located at 33606 North 60th Street in North Scottsdale. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call 480.488.1981 or visit www.dftheater.org.

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