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SEPTEMBER 2018

Student Artists Sought For Hidden in the Hills Information sessions begin Sept. 15

he nonprofit Sonoran Arts League is issuing a “Call for Student Artists” for the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour (HITH) taking place the last two weekends of November. Student artists in grades 6 through 12 from the Phoenix metropolitan area are encouraged to showcase and sell their work at a special youth art studio during the event. A signature event of Sonoran Arts League, HITH is Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour. This year’s event features 174 professional artists at 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. The free, self-guided studio tour offers art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios, which are open to the public 10am–5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16–18 and Nov. 23–25. Each studio also has one or more guest artists who will demonstrate how they create their art while displaying and selling their work.  For more than a decade, the prestigious tour has Emerging artist Olivia Bartz gained valuable experience exhibiting and selling her work included local student artists at Youth Art Studio One, at last year’s Hidden in the Hills Youth Art Studio One. Photo: Patty Demers but this is the first year that the League is expanding their art to how to engage with prospective clients,” Cameron the studio to include young artists from other parts of the Valley. said. “We know that savvy art collectors often like to find “Education and mentorship have always been an important emerging artists and follow them as they develop their talent, part of our mission,” said Pat Bell-Demers, Sonoran Arts and we encourage collectors to visit Youth Art Studio One League executive director. “Youth Art Studio One not only gives during the Hidden in the Hills tour.” student artists a chance to showcase a variety of paintings, The Sonoran Arts League will host three special information sculptures and mixed media pieces, the students receive sessions for student artists: Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1–2pm; practical business experience and professional support.” Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6–7pm; and Wednesday, Nov. 14, from Sarah Cameron is a multimedia artist who participated as a 6–7pm. The information sessions will take place at the Sonoran student in the very first Youth Art Studio One featured by HITH. Arts League’s Center for the Arts, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Now she has come full circle to serve as the League’s student Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. mentor for the tour’s Youth Art Studio One. For additional information, call 480.575.6624, or “Our goal is to empower student artists by helping them visit www.hiddeninthehills.org. hone their artistic skills and learn everything from how to price


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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ~Émile Zola

This month, our issue’s focus is firmly on the arts in all its forms, as well as the arts community itself and the ways that the arts connect our communities. “The arts” are defined Around by Merriam-Webster as Town: The “painting, sculpture, music, theater, literature, etc., Miseducation considered as a group of of Lauryn activities done by people Hill – 20th with skill and imagination.” Anniversary And we have no shortage of people with skill and imagination in Arizona, and world-class venues to house these people — both the locals and those just passing PVCC Performing through — abound in the Valley. Art, regardless of the form, can Arts Season be powerful social commentary and 11 extraordinary personal reflection — everything from protest to pastoral, calming to chaotic. It can be intense, beautiful, thought-provoking, whimsical and sometimes just plain weird (which can have a beauty all its own). Art is created by people who “live out loud,” and when we, the audience, are graciously invited in to witness that life…it’s not an invitation that should be ignored. I hope to see you around town this season at our theaters, art galleries, museums and meeting spaces, and until next month, all my best.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... Old Town Ambassadors

Gallery Association Announces New Season Of Gold Palette ArtWalks

By Mayor Jim Lane

he Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) brings a variety of new themes to the popular Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalk series for the 2018–19 season. Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm, the galleries of the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street and Marshall Way open their doors and welcome art enthusiasts to peruse their masterpieces. This weekly event is America’s oldest ArtWalk, and eight times per year the galleries present special Gold Palette ArtWalk events, which include activities, live music, entertainment and refreshments that correlate with that month’s chosen theme. In partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District comes alive with free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Downtown Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound, and valet service is offered. The Gold Palette ArtWalks have extended hours and begin at 6:30pm and run through 9pm. Upcoming Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalks include: Oct. 11: Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale  Guests can enjoy multiple live demonstrations featuring artists’ individual interpretations of “Scottsdale” and Scottsdale-based entertainment.

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If you are ever in Old Town Scottsdale, you have probably seen some folks in red shirts, helping people find a great spot to eat, shop and play. These are the Scottsdale MAYOR Ambassadors and their mission City of Scottsdale is to be the welcoming face to 480.312.3111 those who visit Scottsdale. www.scottsdaleaz.gov They can be found walking around, riding the trolley or at two cart locations in Old Town — either at the 5th Avenue Boutiques District or Historic Old Town. The ambassadors have been serving Scottsdale since the early 2000s and provide visitors with area maps and information on special events as well as brochures relating to local businesses and attractions. Ambassadors get the joy of sharing great finds and unique treats with our visitors, bringing smiles and helpful ideas while showcasing all Scottsdale has to offer. Volunteering as an ambassador is engaging and fun and if you would like to learn more about becoming part of this enthusiastic group, please visit the website at www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search for “Scottsdale Ambassadors.”

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Nov. 15: Contemporary Focus As part of the City of Scottsdale’s “Contemporary Month,” taking place from October 21 through November 21, this Gold Palette ArtWalk highlights contemporary artists born since 1950 and their redefinition of art. Galleries will showcase works of arts that may shatter traditional stereotypes of how Scottsdale art is traditionally defined.    Dec. 13: Scottsdazzle  As part of Scottsdazzle, the city’s month-long holiday celebration, this Gold Palette ArtWalk  features strolling carolers, shopping opportunities with sales for holiday gift giving, a visit from Santa, live ice carvings and more.   Jan. 17: Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts Guests can enjoy doughnuts in many of the participating galleries. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 100 Club. This Gold Palette ArtWalk satisfies a craving for fabulous art and delicious doughnuts. Stoll through the galleries and watch multiple live demonstrations by world class artists while indulging the taste with one of America’s great food icons — the doughnut.   Feb. 7: Western Week  As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this special Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk features line-dancing lessons, country music, a special performance from “The Singing Cowboy,” boot-shining services and a fun Western-themed photo booth with props to capture the nostalgic spirit of the event.

Feb. 28: Native Spirit This Gold Palette ArtWalk pays homage to Native American artists, their history and culture with Native American art and other authentic displays, live entertainment including drummers and dancers and traditional food such as fry bread. April 11: Sip of Scottsdale  In partnership with the Scottsdale Wine Trail and Sonoita AVA, this event features tastings of local Arizona wines in many of the participating galleries.   For details, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

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Bodega 13 Presents Local Talent At Concert Series Bodega 13 continues its Summer Jazz Concert Series with more amazing talent. The music lineup continues to bring the very best jazz musicians from the Phoenix area to their North Scottsdale stage every Thursday night from 7–10pm. In September, Bodega 13 will feature Dennis Rowland with Diana Lee, Alice Tatum and Felix Sainz along with many other Valley artists. Owner Emily Foppe notes, “We have been so blessed by all the local support provided to us. People all over the Valley are so excited to have a venue like Bodega 13 in Scottsdale. It just keeps getting better!” Bodega 13 is the only jazz dinner club and listening room in Scottsdale. They are located at the northeast corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in the La Mirada Shopping Center, in front of Mastro’s Steak House. Reservations are required since there are only 100 seats available and these shows typically sell out. For reservations, call 480.284.7600. Dinner reservations will be available from 5pm until 8pm with a special late-night menu available after 8pm. A $20 per person music fee will be added to the bill. Visit www.bodega13.com or go to their Facebook page for a complete schedule of concerts.

Scottsdale Arts Awarded $20K Grant For Early Childhood Education Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach announced a grant of $20,000 from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds, to support Arizona Wolf Trap, an arts-integrated, early childhood development program. The Thunderbirds host the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community. “Scottsdale Arts is thrilled to partner with Thunderbirds Charities on the Arizona Wolf Trap program,” said Natalie Marsh, director of Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach. “Through this partnership, we will be able to reach more Head Start and preschool classrooms, particularly those in underserved communities.” Students participate in a Wolf Trap program. Photo: Betty Hum Marsh said the years before a child reaches kindergarten are critical when it comes to influencing learning. Wolf Trap uses performing arts to help young learners master a variety of skills, including language development, gross and fine motor coordination, concentration, memory, verbalization and positive self-image. “Learning basic motor skills through art and creative expression is paramount to early learning,” said Carlos Sugich, president of Thunderbirds Charities. “We’re extremely proud to support children and the teachers in our communities.” The Wolf Trap program, which is affiliated with the Virginia-based Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, combines teacher workshops, in-classroom residencies, field trips and other resources to engage children and support teachers. The residencies place professional teaching artists in classrooms for seven weeks at a time, while the field trips bring children to arts centers to experience the magic of a live performance. Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, said the donation will allow Scottsdale Arts to better serve a diverse range of children throughout the Valley. “We are honored to receive a Thunderbirds grant for the first time in our history,” Wuestemann said. “Scottsdale Arts is deeply invested in improving the lives of thousands of students through creative education. We will leverage this grant through other fundraising efforts to guarantee that one day in the future every child in our community will be engaged in meaningful arts experiences.” For additional information on the Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org. To learn more about Scottsdale Arts, visit www.scottsdalearts.org.

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Probate is a court proceeding used to settle the estate of someone who has no Will. However, a person that has a Will may also end up in probate court. That’s because a Will doesn’t transfer a person’s assets to his or her heirs automatically – it only states who should receive those assets. Probate is time consuming and expensive for a personal representative or executor. It can be an agonizing and long, drawn out procedure. But it is avoidable – with the right estate planning tools, and specifically with the Revocable Living Trust. Couples often own most of their property jointly, but on the death of the second spouse, the children or other heirs are faced with the settlement of the estate. Probate can be time consuming and expensive for a personal representative (or executor, as it’s named in many states). It can be very burdensome for the person you have chosen to take care of your affairs. Before anything can be done to sell or transfer your assets, the Probate Court must be involved. The Revocable Living Trust is valuable for many estate planning needs, but one of the most obvious is the avoidance of all the time and expense of probate. In addition, if you can no longer manage your affairs (either when determined

incompetent or at death), your successor trustee (someone you have already named in your Trust) automatically takes over. Your Will doesn’t help with incapacity planning at all. In addition, probate is a public proceeding. I didn’t realize just how public and how easy it was to get information until I asked my administrative assistant to check on a case. A few minute later he came in and said “since it was only $2.00 I went ahead and got a copy of the will. The clerk will email it to me later today.” Wow. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want people to know what my estate plan says! In many cases, not only is the Will public, but a list of assets and the appraised amount must also be filed. If maintaining your privacy and that of your heirs is important to you, then you want to avoid probate with a Revocable Living Trust. If you are ready to put a proper estate plan in place – one that avoids probate and makes it easier for someone to manage your assets if you are incapacitate – give me a call at 602-375-6752 or email me at Libby@libbybanks.com.

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The Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation will offer a seminar series on living in the desert the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, beginning Monday, October 1, at the Holland Community Center. The series will focus on plant life, including foods and medicines, geology, wildlife, and water conservation — everything needed to know as a desert resident. The Committee will bring experts in these fields to educate and help residents to understand how everyone fits together in this desert ecosystem. Upcoming seminars include: • Oct. 1: Edible Trees in Our Desert, presented by Peggy Sue Sorensen, The Desert Kitchen • Nov. 5: Geology in Your Backyard, Black Mountain, presented by Stephanie Bradley, Cave Creek Museum • Dec. 3: Raptors in Your Backyard, presented by Wild at Heart • Jan. 7: Medicine Plants From our Desert, presented by JoAnn Sanchez, Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts • Feb. 4: Water Conservation — Aquifers and Our Spigots, presented by Elisa Klein, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association • March 4: Wildlife in Your Backyard, presented by Nikki Julien, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center • April 1: Snakes in Your Backyard, presented by Phoenix Herpetological Society Each seminar is one hour, followed by questions and hands-on interactions with the audience. Walk-ins are welcome, and no registration is necessary. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each seminar. Call 480.488.1090 for additional information. The Desert Awareness Committee has been educating about the Sonoran Desert since 1974 through their educational seminars, hikes, publications, park and school program. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. Find out more at www. azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness.

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Brazilian Day Festival Celebrates Music, Dance, Entertainment & Education Afro Baile, in partnership with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, presents the ninth annual Brazilian Day Festival Saturday, September 22, from 2–9pm. With festivities and entertainment running throughout the day, this celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day features more than 90 musicians, dancers and performers from across Brazil, Mexico and the United States, who will engage audiences with a program inspired by Brazil’s diverse, historic and colorful culture. This year’s Brazilian Day pays tribute to the Afro Brazilian music and dance from the northeast state of Bahia. The festival will feature various elements of live Brazilian music, dancers and performers in dazzling costumes, interactive workshops and a one-of-a-kind samba fashion show. The event will offer both indoor and outdoor fun, along with stunning displays of the martial art of Capoeira, a Batucada parade of drums, crafts for kids and more than 40 vendors. The family-friendly festival is open to everyone and will feature educational experiences that are interactive, with performances and demonstrations designed for people of all ages. Brazilian Day will showcase the many styles of Brazilian music with an emphasis on samba, samba-reggae, sambafunk and Brazilian fusion. Presenting its largest lineup to date, there will be live performances by Caique Vidal y Batuque (Bahia), Batala (Bahia), Sambaz, Axé Capoeira (Arizona), Bossa Brazil (Rio), DJ Chris Brazil and more. The event also will pay tribute to Mexico’s Independence Day with special guest headline band La Sucursal de la Cumbia from Mexico, which will join the live music lineup with a blistering cumbia music set. Brazilian Day vendors will provide a variety of merchandise for purchase. Local food producers will offer samples and sell Brazilian, Lebanese and other world cuisine. The festival’s bar will serve Brazil’s national cocktail — the caipirinha — along with other beverages. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 East Second Street in Downtown Scottsdale. Admission is $15, and $5 for ages 11 and under. Advance tickets are available online and recommended. Visit www.braziliandayarizona. com for more information.


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Sorso Introduces Colorful New Events Sorso Wine Room is mixing it up with the introduction of new events that run through the fall, featuring event partners Vino and Canvas paint tutorial company, and Alice’s Table flower arrangement company. Each event is held at Sorso Wine Room. Painting classes with Vino and Canvas are two-hour acrylic painting classes, held 2–4pm, that include all supplies (including stretched cotton canvas) and easy tutorial. Registration is available online  at www.vino andcanvas.com/event-calendar. Seating is limited, and themes are as follows: • September 23: “Night Sky” • October 28: “Halloween Hill” At the “Sunflowers in Full Bloom” events, Alice’s Table floral arrangement Actual painting may vary. experts instruct guests on the tips and tricks to arranging a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers while they sip wine and enjoy nibbles. The cost is $65, including materials such as flowers, vases and tools. To find upcoming events or make reservations, visit https://alicestable.com/events/ sunflowers-will-be-in-full-bloom-at-sorso-wine-room. Sorso Wine Room is located at 15323 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 150, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.951.4344 or visit www.sorsowineroom.com.

Poisoned Pen Announces Conference/RebusFest Fans of crime fiction are invited to The Arizona Biltmore this month as Poisoned Pen Bookstore presents a Conference/RebusFest Sunday, September 2 through Monday, September 3. The two-day event will include nine panel discussions with 17 authors, including Ian Rankin on Scottish Literature and his 30-year career and Dana Stabenow and John Straley on Alaskan mystery, an Agatha Christie Tea, and a James Sallis/Rankin Lunch Conversation. The Arizona Biltmore is located at 2400 East Missouri Avenue in Phoenix. The events run 9am–5:30pm Sunday and 9am–4pm Monday. The fee is $125. For additional information, call 480.947.2974 or 888.560.9919 Poisoned Pen Bookstore is located at 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale. Learn more at www.poisonedpen.com.

Beth Ami Temple To Hold Open House For a fourth decade, the active adult congregation of Beth Ami Temple of Paradise Valley will open its synagogue, nestled in the shadows of Camelback Mountain, for its New Member Open House Thursday, September 6, from 6–7:30pm. A wine and cheese reception will provide ample opportunity to meet the congregation’s board of directors and members, hear from their rabbi and cantorial soloist and learn about the temple’s many social groups and activities. Rabbi Allison Lawton and cantorial soloist Michael Robbins return to their positions on the bimah having been rehired to lead the “small temple with a big heart.” “I am thrilled to be returning as the permanent rabbi at BethAmi,” says Rabbi Lawton. “I look forward to many years of joyful prayer, tikkun olam and exciting programming.” Rabbi Lawton’s passion for combining social justice with creating sacred space, combined with her seeking new and truly unique opportunities for Jews to maintain deep connections to traditions

and foster strong commitments to community, meshes well with the boutique synagogue comprised of active adults seeking Jewish religious and social connections. “We look ahead to the start of Beth Ami’s 41st year,” said Temple co-president Bob Unferth. “Rabbi Lawton’s energy, inspiration and enthusiasm, combined with Michael Robbins talent, ensure that this coming year will, once again, be one of great spirituality and intensity for our members. Not to mention a lot of fun.” During the reception, the community can discover more information about the congregation’s musical concerts, speakers, different clubs including dining, hiking, bridge, cultural events, movies, book reviews and Torah study, just to mention a few. The temple has no building fund and very modest dues. Beth Ami Temple (sanctuary located inside Palo Cristi Church) is at 3535 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. For more information or to RSVP, call 602.956.0805 or visit www.bethamitemple.org.

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The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next AM Connect event Thursday, September 20, 7:15–9am, at Living Spaces, 16275 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The event is free to members and $30 for guests. The Chamber also hosts PM Connect events each month, offering the chance to connect with business people in a relaxed, social setting, as well as Meet Your Neighbors events, designed for Chamber members and non-members to network over lunch. Held monthly at locations throughout Scottsdale, this unique event is all about building community and getting to know your neighbors. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or additional information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.


MAYOR WILLIAMS WRITES… By Mayor Thelda Williams

uring the fall semester, Paradise Valley Community College’s (PVCC) Fine and Performing Arts departments will present a variety of performances and festivals at its Center for the Performing Arts — from film festivals and student directed one-act plays to concert series, chamber ensembles and faculty jazz concerts. Here are just a few of the upcoming events. Sept. 6: A Tribute to Scandinavian Jazz Concert Union32 Jazz All-Stars present this concert at 7:30pm. Admission is $6–$15 ($4 additional ticket fee at the door one hour prior to show times). Sept. 15: Rebels and Refugees: A Musical Tribute to David Bowie and Tom Petty Performed by the Union32 Rock All-Stars and special guests at 7:30pm. Admission is $8–$18 ($4 additional ticket fee at the door prior to show). Sept. 28–30: Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival Visit www.desperadofilmfestival.com for more details. Sept. 28–Oct. 7: Student Directed One-Act Plays The performances will be held in the Studio Theater/M-East Building at 2pm. Admission is $5.

Oct. 17: PVCC Music Presents Jazz Under the Stars Featuring PVCC Large and Small Ensembles and guests at 7pm on the CPA outdoor stage; free admission. Oct. 25: PVCC Chamber Ensembles Concert Held at 7:30pm in the M-East Bldg; free admission    Nov. 9–18: Beaux’ Strategem Directed by Gary Zaro. Admission is $6–12 ($4 additional ticket fee at the door one hour prior to show times). Nov. 30 – Dec. 1: PVCC Fall Dance Collection Performances Free admission; 7:30pm   Dec. 1: PVCC Festival of Tales Held 9am–2pm, the event offers a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families, that includes free books, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more; free admission. Visit www.festivaloftales.com. Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa. Call 602.787.7738 for additional information.

Shemer Hosts Pet-Friendly Festival

“With Hats and a Balancing Act... These Three Were Ready for Hollywood” by Jules Gissler

The 2018 Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival will take place at the Shemer Art Center, 5005 East Camelback Road, Saturday, September 15, from 8am–2pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring their “furry friends” and enjoy coffee from Black Cat Coffee House or lunch from Short Leash Hot Dogs, as they visit numerous artist booths featuring a variety of animal-themed works of art. In addition, attendees and their friends will enjoy visiting and learning about animal-related businesses in the Arcadia area, many of whom will have treats. Activities include paw readings and pet adoptions, as well as animal art activities for kids, plus live music, a raffle, food and fun. Admission to the event is $5 per person, $10 per family (furry friends are free). For additional information, visit www.shemerartcenter.org.

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Back to school time is a fresh opportunity to instill a love of learning and offer new encouragement to our students. In Phoenix, we know it’s important to provide access to education and opportunity for our youth because when our students succeed, our city succeeds. That’s why Phoenix libraries MAYOR strive to offer not just a wealth of City of Phoenix knowledge, but also resources and 602.262.7111 opportunities for our youth. As the www.phoenix.gov school year begins, I encourage you to make visiting the library part of your family’s routine. At all library branches, students can find study spaces and help with homework by accessing online research databases. A Phoenix library card also gets you experiences with a Culture Pass. Theses passes, provided by Act One AZ, offer free admission to several local arts and cultural institutions. These arts and culture experiences broaden the horizons and help open up the world to our youth. Through the MACH1 programs at Burton Barr Central Library, students can also have fun by working on crafts and projects or by learning code, not even realizing they’re picking up valuable new skills. And although the school year just began, it’s never too early to think about college. College Depot is a college access center located at Burton Barr that offers free services, also available in Spanish. First generation college students may feel they don’t have anyone to guide them through the process of researching and applying for college and financial aid. Staff at College Depot are available to help navigate the process. College Depot is about breaking down barriers, because everyone should have access to a quality education and accessing it is the first step. When Burton Barr reopened this summer, College Depot was able to expand — tripling in size by adding 8,000 square feet and 66 new computers and increasing capacity for programs and events. College Depot staff can offer students one-on-one appointments and workshops to help with college planning, applications, exploring careers and majors, reviewing personal statements, and helping with financial aid forms and scholarships. Learning doesn’t end at a certain age — it’s never too late to pursue an education. College Depot offers Career Online High School for adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. Advisors can also offer guidance with resumes and career paths. As parents send their children back to school, safety is of upmost importance. I urge residents to drive carefully — be alert, slow down near schools, stop for children crossing the street, and stop for buses loading and unloading kids. This school year, I wish your students and family a successful year with renewed inspiration to achieve your goals.

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Washington Federal Announces New Branch Manager Washington Federal’s Paradise Valley branch, which is located at 13648 North Tatum Boulevard, has hired Mark Thoma as its branch manager. In his role, Thoma will be responsible for providing team leadership, creating an environment for team collaboration to exceed goals while aiding in personal growth amongst team members and taking a holistic perspective of client finances to meet their individual financial goals to ensure excellent client experience. Thoma brings experience as a UBII business developer at OneAZ Credit Union, as a senior personal banker at National Bank of Arizona and as a personal banker at BMO Harris Bank. In his spare time, Thoma volunteers his time at AZK9 Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues and cares for pit bulls and other animals in need. An Illinois native, Thoma is an avid Chicago Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears fan. He also coaches and plays volleyball, softball, golf and bowling. Thoma resides in Phoenix with his wife Angela and their pit bull mix, Dora. For more information, visit washingtonfederal.com.

‘The Vig Gives’

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The Arizona Vig Restaurants including locations at The Vig Fillmore, The Vig Uptown, The Vig Arcadia, The Vig McDowell Mountain and the Vig McCormick Ranch, will support neighborhood elementary, middle and high schools through their annual “The Vig Gives” fundraising campaign. From September 1–30, when guests dine at their local Vig restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner, the restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to the PTO/PTA at the school within the surrounding area, in addition to giving $500 in gift cards to one lucky school to assist in school fundraisers and events. The Vig restaurants are upscale taverns with a contemporary chef-driven menu, featuring handcrafted cocktails, local drafts and favorites ranging from traditional Pozole, the Vig Burger, and more. Open-air patios, live music and a casual, playful environment are just a few of the standout characteristics of the neighborhood eateries. For additional information, visit www.thevig.us.

September Meeting: Money Month Join members of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and their guests at the September meeting. The program will feature a panel discussion: “Protect, Build & Manage Your Assests.” The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 12, 11am–1pm, at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 East Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Early registration tickets (by September 10) are $43 for members and $53 for guests. The deadline to register is 2pm September 11, and reservations can be made online at www.nawbo.org/phoenix.


At the end of July, the Phoenix Symphony announced the promotion of Tammy Rocker to chief development officer. “I am thrilled to welcome Tammy into her new role as chief development officer,” says Jim Ward, president and CEO of the Symphony. “Her leadership over the past year as vice president of development elevated the entire department to new levels of excellence. I am confident her hard work and leadership will continue to fuel our overall mission of feeding the soul of this community with quality music, bolstering the cultural economy for continued growth and helping to educate the next generation of a creative workforce.” An Arizona native, Rocker joined The Phoenix Symphony in 2017 after being the chief development officer of Circle the City here in Phoenix. Prior to that, she served for over a decade with the American Heart Association where she ran the Western States region as senior vice president and executive director. Tammy has had the experience of not only leading multi-million-dollar development programs but also running a nonprofit as an executive director. The Phoenix Symphony has served the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. It kicks off the 2018-19 season with its opening weekend performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony September 14–16. For more information, visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.

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VFW Announces Annual $30,000 Scholarship Competition The theme for the 2018 competition is “Why I Honor the American Flag.” State first-place winners compete for their share of thousands of dollars in awards, and the national first-place winner is awarded $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Patriot’s Pen is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students enrolled by the October 31 deadline in public, private or parochial schools in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Home-schooled students are also eligible. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District competition with District winners advancing to the state competition. State first-place winners compete for their share of thousands of dollars in awards, and the national first-place winner is awarded $5,000 and an all-expensepaid trip to Washington, D.C. Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy chairman at VFW Post 9400 by phone at 602.361.0147 or email at vfwpost9400vod@gmail.com for more information. For additional information, visit www.vfw.org/vod or www.vfw.org/patriotspen. Post 940 is located at 804 East Purdue Avenue in North Phoenix. Learn more at www.vfwpost9400.org.

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Commander Christina Read of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post 9400 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Scholarship competitions. Local high school and middle school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars awards. Voice of Democracy: High School students must write and record a three- to five-minute essay on the selected theme using an audio CD or flash drive and present their recording, typed essay and completed entry form to their local VFW Post by October 31. The 2018 theme selected is “Why My Vote Matters.” Students begin by competing at the local Post level, then Post winners compete at the District level with the winner advancing to the state competition. All state first-place winners receive a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., and the chance to compete for their share of more than $150,000 in scholarships. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 college scholarship. Patriot’s Pen: The VFW enacted the Patriot’s Pen competition in 1995 to encourage young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society by composing a 300- to 400-word patriotic-themed essay.

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Desert Botanical Garden Announces ‘Electric’ Fall Season Electric Desert; Photo courtesy of Klip Collective

Desert Botanical Garden announced its fall schedule of exhibitions and events, and it is not to be missed. As temperatures are cooling off, now is the time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the desert with world-renowned artists, local musicians, vibrant dancers and dynamic festivals — all within the breathtaking setting of 50,000 desert plants. Here are just a few of the events coming up this fall. Mighty Monarchs and the Plant Protectors – Sept. 29 – Nov. 18 Exhibit entry is included with a Garden membership or general admission fee.Monarch butterflies and their friends return to the Garden’s Fall Butterfly Exhibit. Take a closer look at pollinators that care for and protect our desert environment. Become a plant protector to support these beneficial insects.

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Untamed: Wild Compositions by Frank Gonzales – Sept. 21 – Jan. 6 Featuring a collection of vibrant paintings by Arizona-based artist Frank Gonzales, this thematic, compelling exhibition explores pollinators and natural elements from the Sonoran Desert, playfully arranged in dynamic and fantasyrich compositions. Known widely for his vivid avian subjects, Gonzales is a classically trained painter with a fresh, contemporary perspective.

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Electric Desert: A Light & Sound Experience by Klip Collective – Oct. 12 – May 12 See desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. This is Klip Collective’s second garden installation. Electric Desert includes seven site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden. This special engagement is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets are on sale September 15. Ofrenda – Oct. 26 – Nov. 7 Ofrenda features 12 altars, or offerings, created by local artists in celebration of Día de los Muertos, which honors the life and memory of lost loved ones. This year’s theme is ‘Duality,’ marking the 15th consecutive year of the popular exhibit. Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix. For hours and ticket information, call 480.941.1225 or visit www.dbg.org.

Phoenix Metro Chamber Celebrates Anniversary Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce members and guests are invited to celebrate the one-year Phoenix Metro Chamber Foundation anniversary and the four-year Phoenix Metro Chamber anniversary at a Foundation fundraising event. The celebration will be held 3–6pm Saturday, September 22, at Let It Roll Bowl & Entertainment in North Phoenix. In addition to bowling fun, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction will be held. Sponsorships for the event are available. Tickets include bowling, shoes and food for $30 per person. (Adult food menu includes two-and-a-half slices of pizza, salad, celebration cake and unlimited popcorn and soda; children 10 and under menu: one slice of pizza, salad, celebration cake and unlimited popcorn and soda.) Let It Roll Bowl & Entertainment is located at 8925 North 12th Street in Phoenix. To purchase tickets, visit the Chamber website and click on the “Events” link. For additional information, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com or call 480.664.0077.


Event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

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Event passes are now on sale for the sixth annual Live & Local evening festival celebrating Arizona food, music, beer and spirits. Live & Local is presented by GoDaddy and will take place Sunday, November 11, from 6–9pm. Live & Local will take over The District at Desert Ridge Marketplace for the second year in a row as a benefit for the 20,000 youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS). Live & Local is hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Associate Board in partnership with Arizona Restaurant Association and is supported by community corporate sponsors. Live & Local features local restaurants, mixologists and performers. Sponsorship opportunities are available including ticket packages and inclusion on promotional materials. The early bird discounted price for event passes is $110 each, available until September 15. Standard pricing of $150 per pass begins after that. Event passes include drink samples from multiple full cocktail bars, a beer garden, wine stations and dish samples from more than 20 local restaurants including Tryst Café, The Dhaba and Mustache Pretzel Truck. Passes also include access to on-stage entertainment including DJ Miss Mixx and Nate Nathan and The MacDaddy-Os. “We are proud to continue our support of local businesses and musicians, while giving back to our community and the youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale,” said Stacy Cline, director of social impact at GoDaddy. Proceeds benefit BGCS youth development initiatives such as Innovative Dream-Makers and Healthy Game-Changers. Innovative Dream-Makers programming teaches and encourages kids to explore their artistic and entrepreneurial potential through a variety of programs. Healthy GameChangers teaches kids fitness, nutrition and life skills that promote teamwork, healthy choices and emotional intelligence. Find tickets, event information and sponsorship opportunities at www.bgcs. org/liveandlocal. Attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid photo ID.

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Oktoberfest Returns To Fountain Hills

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he annual Fountain Hills Oktoberfest returns to Fountain Park September 28 and September 29, 5–10pm daily. Just as in Bavaria, Mayor Linda Kavanagh will kick off the Oktoberfest September 28 with the official keg tapping Oktoberfest band ceremony at 6pm at Fountain Park. The Die Echten Waldbuam original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany was first organized as a “Volksfest” in celebration of Bavarian King Ludwig I’s marriage in 1810 and continuing to this day as a popular annual tradition. Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is a celebration of German traditions with a band flown in from Germany, mouthwatering brats, schnitzels, apple strudel prepared with secret recipes and homemade potato pancakes cooked on site as well as the famous pretzels. The bier is brewed in Germany. Choices include the traditional Oktoberfest Bier, Pilsner Dunkel (dark) and König Ludwig’s award winning Hefeweizen. Attendees can compete for fun and prizes, including the famous Beer Stein holding competition, best dressed Oktoberfest competition and the Alphorn blowing contest. Authenticity is important to the Fountain Hills Oktoberfest, right down to the tables prepared in Bavarian blue and white where neighbors have the opportunity to chat, make new friends and join in singalongs right next to Fountain Hills’ landmark fountain. This family-friendly event includes a fun interactive area where children can enjoy themselves with bounce houses and a rock climbing wall free of charge. A vendor area will offer a variety of products. The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is hosted by Fountain Events, Inc. A not-for-profit event, proceeds will benefit local charities that include veterans, the community and high school programs. Entrance fee is $5; those under 20 are free. Wear a dirndl or lederhosen and the entrance fee is waived. Fountain Park is located at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard. For more additional information, visit www.fountaineventsfh.com.


MTA Continues Eleventh Season In September way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. The treasured characters from the children’s books and the beautiful Broadway musical hop from page to the MTA stage September 20–23. The remainder of the MTA season is as follows:

Sept. 27–30: The Addams Family

Nov. 29 – Dec. 2: The Giver

Dec. 6–9: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Feb. 21–23: Daddy Long Legs

Feb. 28 – March 3: The Music Man, Jr.

April 25–28: James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

May 2–5: Sweeney Todd

June 20–22: Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical

All shows will be held at Musical Theatre of Anthem’s new space located at 42201 North 41st Drive, Suite B100, in Anthem. For information, call 623.336.6001 or visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

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The Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) will present A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS as it continues its 11th season. MTA will produce 10 shows during the season, offering tremendous opportunities for performers of all ages, including no-cut productions for performers ages 6–19, as well as opportunities for adult performers. “I am so thankful for all of the support from everyone involved at MTA and am really excited to head into our 11th Season,” said Jackie Hammond, MTA board member and producing artistic director. “We have a number of crowd favorites, including the very difficult Sweeney Todd, and lots of options for all ages! We are looking forward to an amazing season of shows, workshops, training, and more!” Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the

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COMMUNITY

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Rocktoberfest Event To Benefit HOPE Fund

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Bad Boys with Big Hearts, in co-operation with Pyramix Studios and Bad Boy Guitars will present Rocktoberfest Saturday, October 13, at Rawhide Western Town and feature Aeromyth and Wyves (featuring Nick Sterling), and various musical acts and performers throughout the day. The event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s HOPE Fund (phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/ critical-needs/hope-fund). Bad Boys with Big Hearts is proud to present Rocktoberfest for the first time. This will be an all ages event and run from noon to midnight. The event showcases several local musical acts, headlined by national Aerosmith tribute, Aeromyth, and local Nick Sterling’s new act, Wyves. Musical performers from all available genres will be participating, as well as solo and acoustic performances. Rawhide Western Town is located at 5700 West North Loop Road in Chandler. Tickets are $20 (plus service fee) and will be sold through e-tickets. Children under the age of 12 get in for free. For additional information, visit www.badboyswithbighearts.com.

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RABBI ROBERT L. KRAVITZ Northeast Valley

lanting Rain. Gully-washer downpours. Trees snapping like toothpicks. Flashes of lightning. Mud rivers. Dust as tall as the sky, wide as half the state. This is Monsoon time in Arizona. The impact of tremendous thunderstorms and hail and flooding should remind all of us of the power of Mother Nature. She charges into Arizona, destroys and damages and injures…then a rainbow appears, and calm prevails. A metaphor for life. Problems, pain, discomfort and fear. Then, beauty and quiet. We can relate to the difficulties of the storms of life, and nature. We have all been part of such radical turmoil. Nobody is immune from the weather, and none of us is resistant to the traumas of real life. As the Bible notes, after the destruction of all the living things on earth (except for Noah and his crew) by their Creator, a rainbow is placed, to glow over a new world. The rainbow is given to humankind as a reminder, that now we are in charge of the earth.

The rainbow overhead with its broad spectrum of color is the visible reminder that all is not lost. That there is hope for the future, if we react in appropriate ways; that tomorrow will come with the new light of dawn. Hope is often forgotten among the troubles of the world. Hope, like the rainbow it projects, is beautiful and places us in awe of the rest. How many times do we see rainbows and nearly ignore them… Just another rainbow, just another weather phenomenon, nothing special. But any rainbow, like hope itself, is able to motivate love and beauty. A rainbow appears, and harmony can flow from its strands of color, quieting the storms of life, even as it makes tranquil the Monsoons. Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. is known Valley-wide for his more than three decades of support for civil and human rights, and the positive efforts of law enforcement. A volunteer police chaplain, he regularly lectures on related subjects, while working part-time as Hospital Chaplaincy Coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Contact him at rrlkdd@hotmail.com.

Local Youth Organization Holds Annual Fundraiser

25th Annual CCY Celebrity Golf Tournament Established in 1991, Career Concepts for Youth (CCY) has presented its “Stay in School and Achieve Program” to tens of thousands of students in Maricopa County schools. The CCY role models and mentors come from various professions and enhance the program through interaction with the students. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the rewards of fulfilling careers and the success factors that lead to advancements in school and life. “CCY helps teach elementary students the building blocks to successful lives as adults, and we couldn’t do it without its extraordinary team of mentors, role models and teachers, as well as its board of directors and advisors,” says founder Mario A. Bayne. The organization also relies on fundraising to accomplish its goal of helping the community’s young people find success in school and beyond — and its annual golf tournament is a major part of that effort. Camelback Golf Club (7847 North Mockingbird Lane in Scottsdale) will play host to the 25th Annual CCY Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday, September 14. Participants will enjoy lunch and an auction beginning at 11:45am, followed by a 1pm shotgun start. Cost to participate is as follows: Corporate foursome: $800, includes lunch and a tee sign Foursome: $700, includes lunch Individual: $200, includes lunch

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Tee sign: $150 The deadline to register is Friday, September 7. For details or to register, contact Wiley Davis at Career Concepts for Youth: 602.852.3936 or careerconceptsforyouth@ cox.net. To learn more about CCY, visit www.careerconceptsforyouth.org.


FOOD & WINE

ARA Announces Fall Arizona Restaurant Week

Mother Bunch Brewing, Otro Café, Pasta Brioni, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Phoenix City Grille, Porkopolis BBQ, Prado at Omni Montelucia, Preston’s Steakhouse, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar, Red’s Bar and Grill, Rodizio Grill, Roy’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salut Kitchen Bar, Sam and Luca Rustic Kitchen, Seasons 52, Second Story, Southern Rail, Sumo Maya, T. Cook’s, Tempo Urban Bistro, The Canal Club, The Capital Grille, The Dhaba, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, The Market by Jennifer, The Melting Pot (59th Avenue), The Parlor Pizzeria, The Stockyards Restaurant, Thirsty Lion, Tommy V’s, Top of the Rock, Tres Restaurant Tempe and Vincent on Camelback. Diners can view a complete list of restaurants participating in Fall Arizona Restaurant Week online at www.arizonarestaurantweek. com as restaurants’ menus will be continually added.

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his autumn, diners can once again enjoy the creative menus of some of the state’s most popular restaurants with the return of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW). From September 21–30, participating restaurants offer dining specials that showcase their chefs’ culinary skills with items not always featured on their regular menus. These dishes are presented in three-course, prix-fixe menus for $33 or $44 per person. This format gives food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the Valley and state’s culinary chops at a fantastic price. “When we started Arizona Restaurant Week 11 years ago, we could not have guessed how popular the event would become,” says Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri. “Fall Restaurant Week allows more chances for Arizona’s food enthusiasts to explore restaurants they’ve not yet tried, it also gives our restaurant industry another opportunity to highlight their talented chefs and innovative menus.” Participating restaurants include Aiello’s, Ajo Al’s, Alexi’s Grill, Artizen Crafted American Kitchen, Arrowhead Grill, Beaver Choice, Beckett’s Table, Buck & Rider, Café Zu Zu, Chart House, Christo’s, Different Pointe of View, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, Donovan’s, elements, El Chorro, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Fuego Bistro, Geordie’s, Hearth 61, J&G Steakhouse, Liberty Market, Litchfield’s Local Bistro, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Macaroni Grill, Marcellino Ristorante, Marigold Maison, MATCH Restaurant & Lounge,

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Aging Summit Set For September

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he Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is hosting an Aging Summit September 20–21 at the Mesa Sheraton at Wrigleyville West, 860 North Riverview in Mesa. “Aging Well in Arizona,” the theme for this year’s summit, presents an opportunity for professionals and those interested in aging issues to gain insight and knowledge about a variety of topics that impact older adults. Among the guest speakers are Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging speaking about Key Principles of Aging Well at Home and in the Community; Enid Borden, president, founder and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger who will address Ending Senior Hunger: The Symphony of Solutions; and Fernando Torres-Gil, director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging discussing The Shifting Politics of Aging, Diversity and Immigration.

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Topics to be addressed include healthy aging, guardians and guardianship policies, late-life dating violence, federal aging policies, fall prevention, connecting to purpose through age-friendly Arizona, the opioid crisis in rural communities and the state of hearing healthcare for older adults in Arizona. Session breakout tracks are Elder Justice, Cultural Diversity, Active Aging, Healthy Communities, Policy and Advocacy, and Healthy Aging. Attendees can receive Continuing Education Units. The Aging Summit’s major sponsors include the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, AARP Arizona and UnitedHealthcare. Cost for the Summit is $185. For additional information and to register go to www.aaphx.orgor call 602.264.2255. For more information about the Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging, visit https://aaaphx.org.

Local Practice Offers Personalized Approach To Medicine Edicine is an internal medicine and urgent care practice located between the communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. The practice is dedicated to providing high quality medical care across the care delivery spectrum from primary care services to same-day walk in urgent care needs. Services the practice offers include physicals (annual physicals, work physicals, or sports physicals), flu vaccine and tap, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses or injury, diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions, weight management, health assessments, EKGs, preventative medicine and nutrition counseling, labs, specialty referral, wound care, fracture management, allergy testing and treatment with Immunotherapy, and a multitude of treatment modalities individualized to each patient’s care needs. Edicine will also be offering X-ray services in the very near future.

Become Healthy, Happy & Wh le “When you’re in pain, be it emotional or physical, you want to find the most expedient way out of it, and for good. However, all paths do not necessarily lead to Rome,” says Jivana Kennedy. Not so long ago, life was simpler. There were only a few options to choose from. You went to your family doctor if you were sick, or to your priest, minister or rabbi for spiritual comfort and counsel.  Today, the variety of holistic and alternative practitioners is almost infinite. How does anyone really know who or how to choose?  “When I was searching for answers and a pathway to health and high-level wellness, I was led to the path of tantra and I fell in love with what it had to offer,” says Kennedy.

Edicine is open to the community for appointments or walk in services Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Providers Andrew Morrison, D.O., FACEP, FAAEM, a board-certified internal medicine and emergency medicine physician, and Tory Ford, FNP, a board-certified family practice nurse practitioner, are committed to providing excellent, compassionate individualized care to patients, their family, and the community, and say that “From wellness to diagnosis and treatment, to patient advocacy, counseling and specialized care, our providers and staff take the time to get to know you and provide you with the personalized care you deserve.” The practice is located at 34597 North 60th Street, Suite 110, Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.8020 or visit www.edicine.com.

“In studying tantra, the way that I viewed my body and my life dramatically changed. I realized that my body is not an object. My body is a process that has physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual components. The more I learned about each of these aspects of myself the better I would feel.” People are living longer now than ever before in the history of humankind. But what’s the point if the body is falling apart or people are burdened by unhappy emotions that have a stranglehold on them? Is it possible to free oneself of these maladies? “Yes, it is!” says Kennedy. “What it takes is attitude and inspiration. A little shift in attitude and a new energy of inspiration can take over!” Learn more by visiting www.theinvolutionrevolution.com or contact Jivana Kennedy at jivanak@aol.com or 480.614.3151.


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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Buffalo Chip Offers VIP Special

• 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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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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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

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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

Magic Bird Festivals www.magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014

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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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March 4: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar

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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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

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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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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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September In Carefree By Mayor Les Peterson

t the August 7 Carefree Town Council meeting, Council member Cheryl Kroyer presented a summary of the 2018 Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, which will run October 19–28. In addition to what the Town has offered in past years, the event will have an expanded kid zone, a petting zoo or pony rides, a haunted house and concerts. The footprint for the event has been changed to include Ho Hum Road from the Pavilion to Spanish Village, which should facilitate greater access to retailers along Easy Street. In addition, Council member Kroyer also announced a new signage and loyalty program for the Downtown Carefree area themed “Keep it Carefree.” Future Gateway signage, banners, window identification for retailers and communications will all feature this theme, designed to provide greater identification for retailers and to encourage all Carefree residents to shop and dine local. The Council also approved a liquor license and street closures for the event. To learn more, visit www.carefree.org or www.carefreepumpkin garden.com.

Town & CIVANA Receive Spotlight Award

Pictured L–R: Rianna Riego, Bob Huhn and Mayor Les Peterson. Photo by Herb Hitchon

At the August 7 Carefree Town Council meeting, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) gave the special “Spotlight Award” to the Town of Carefree and CIVANA Carefree for the July 4 LED-lit Drone Show. The drones, which were illuminated and synchronized to form various three-dimensional shapes, hovered around 300 feet in the air and proved to be a smart alternative to typical fireworks. The Town of Carefree says that it is pleased to have partnered with the CIVANA Carefree Resort to bring “an innovative, exciting and environmentally sensitive event to Carefree’s residents.” The one-of-a kind LED-lit Drone show is the next generation of fireworks displays, and generated positive media support for CIVANA Carefree, the Town of Carefree and the State of Arizona with 440 media stations reaching over 30 million people throughout the United States and Europe. An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people attended the event, which was planned and executed in four days. The Spotlight Award presentation was made by Bob Huhn, communications director of the MCAQD. He said that the show was not only environmentally friendly, since it eliminated all of the smoke and debris that are caused by fireworks, but also appreciated by pet owners as well as veterans with battlefield experience suffering from PTSD. Mayor Les Peterson and Rianna Riego, chief branding officer from CIVANA, accepted the award. Both say they are looking forward to an expanded version of this innovative event in the future.

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Early fall is a beautiful time of the year in Carefree. The summer temperatures are gradually subsiding, and while the days are still warm, the nights begin to take on a coolness that is refreshing. Activities also change. Many people are returning from their vacations or from their other homes, and kids have already returned to school. While many of our businesses remain open year-around, a number of the shops and MAYOR restaurants in Carefree that have been closed for a period Town of Carefree of time over summer re-open with renewed vigor. We see 480.488.3686 more people strolling through the Desert Garden, many with www.carefree.org their dogs, stopping and chatting with one another. The Downtown Carefree area starts to bustle again after its brief pause over summer. From a Town standpoint, early fall is one of our busiest times. Preparations for this year’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event are well underway. The renowned Carefree festival will run October 19–28. During September, Ray Villafane’s creativity will be gathering momentum each day, reaching new heights as each day passes. Many days, Ray will be seen in the Gardens as he works on all of the various characters and scenes. This year, one of the projects he will be working on will be to bring to life “Gourdy Ghouligan and the Carefree Hooligans.” They are real characters to him, as alive as you or me, and he loves to talk with people about them, and how they think and feel, as he constructs the various scenes. As he creates one character or scene, it suggests the next, and on and on. It builds upon itself and gets better and better, and each day exposes new creativity. It’s a wonderful process to be a part of. You can learn more about Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event at www.carefreepumpkingarden.com. Stop by, stroll through the Desert Gardens, have dinner at one of our fine restaurants, look at the merchandise in the many shops, and be a part of the activities. See you there.

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SOUL CONNECTION

Dad! It’s HER Birthday Kathie didn’t hesitate for a minute when I asked her where she wanted to go for lunch to celebrate her birthday. She said, “Arcadia Farms in Old Town Scottsdale.” I liked the idea because we look for fun and cool things ALLEN NOHRE to do on hot Arizona Sunday afternoons. When I called Writer for reservations for four people at noon, knowing Arcadia Farms has patio dining, I wanted to be sure we would be seated inside. The person on the phone laughed and said, “We wouldn’t be cruel and seat you outside in this August heat.” The Arcadia Farms café is a small house built many years ago. Housing the café for 30 years, its cozy and its crowded rooms, remind me of an earlier time. The café has had a strong customer following who enjoy “New American” breakfasts and lunches. We picked up our daughter Liva, who fortunately had reminded me it was Kathie’s birthday, and our son-in-law Kevin at their home in Phoenix. My GPS guided us to Downtown Scottsdale. When I paralleled parked two blocks from the restaurant I said to Liva and Kevin, “I hope my old-man driving didn’t make you nervous.” Kevin said, “I had my eyes closed.” After we were seated, thankful for air conditioning, we enjoyed a shared portion of brie with caramelized apple slices before our main dishes. Kathie, who loves ice cream, said, “Let’s go to the Sugar Bowl ice cream shop for desert after our lunch.” I grouchily said, “That’s too much.” Immediately my daughter reprimanded me: “Dad, it is HER birthday!” I repented. The lunch was my treat and when the bill arrived, I calculated what I thought was a 20 percent tip for our pleasant and efficient waitress. During the night I woke up, probably because of the rich Sugar Bowl chocolate malt, and realized our waitress had a very good work day. I had an arithmetic blockage and I gave her a 37 percent tip. After a few moments of regret, I felt OK with helping a service person have a good day. Of course, we went to the Sugar Bowl and indulged ourselves in ice cream pleasure. On the way home, Kathie said, “This was a wonderful birthday party.” Yes, it was. A bit costly, and worth it. “A Soul from Minnesota,” by Allen Nohre, a collection of CitySunTimes essays, is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Allen can be reached at anohre@cox.net.


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Carefree Restaurant Association Announces Fall Restaurant Week Because of the success of the Carefree Restaurant Association’s (CRA) Restaurant Week in May, the local restaurant group is proud to announce Carefree’s second Carefree Restaurant Week, to be held October 1–7. Restaurant week will be an opportunity for all participating restaurants to showcase their menus at discounted prices. Some restaurants will offer a special lunch menu, others a three- or four-course dinner for dine-in customers. “A great way to welcome back snowbirds and kick-off the fall/winter season in Carefree!” says Jo Gemmill, owner of English Rose Tea Room and member of the CRA. Prices for Restaurant Week (per person, excluding alcohol) are as follows: • Lunch Menu: $18 (two courses) • D  inner Menu: $35 (three courses); $45 (four courses) Customers will have an opportunity to sample new and exciting menu offerings and in doing so, support their local restaurants.

Unlike many other towns, Carefree’s restaurant base is made up of independent, family-owned businesses. Therefore, no large corporate chains dictate menu, pricing or marketing campaigns…rather, the individual business owner can determine the look, feel, style and concept and brand their own restaurant based on their own individual culinary expertise. Participating restaurants in Restaurant Week include Black Mountain Café, Corrado’s Cuccina Italiana, English Rose Tea Room, Giordano’s Trattoria Romana, Raven’s View, Sundial Garden Cafe, Venues Café and Carefree’s newest restaurant, Confluence. For a complete list of all Carefree restaurants and more details on Carefree Restaurant Week, including menus and other participating restaurants, visit www.carefreerestaurants.com.

Friday Fine Art and Wine Walk Head over to The Gallery at el Pedregal,for the Sonoran Arts League’s Friday Fine Art and Wine Walk. View artist demonstrations and works from local Arizona artists, and sample wines and drink specials from the Boulders Resort and The Spotted Donkey. Begin the tour at the The Gallery and receive a wristband good for drink specials at each location on the artwalk. Additional tour stops include The Palo Verde Restaurant, The Grille, The Spotted Donkey and The Discovery Lounge. The event is held each Friday this month, beginning September 7, 4–7pm. The Gallery at el Pedregal is located on the second floor at 34505 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.575.6624 or visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.

Explore Local Flavors At Farmer’s Market Every Friday, near the Sundial in Carefree, local vendors gather to showcase the fine flavors of the Southwest — from range-fed beef, sustainably caught salmon, fresh produce and herbs, jams, jellies, salsas, baked bread and more. The weekly Carefree Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 7am until approximately 1pm at 101 Easy Street. The market is usually held at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage area in the summer, where shade and misters cool the area. Admission is free, as is adjacent parking For additional information, contact the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3686 or visit www.carefree.org.


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Pictured L–R: Debbra Determan, executive director, Foothills Caring Corps and Noah Kendrick, Kendrick Wealth Management.

Community Members Come Together To Make A Difference

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Last month, a $5,000 donation from Kendrick Wealth Management presented to Debbra Determan, executive director, Foothills Caring Corps, kicked off fundraising efforts for the upcoming Eighth Annual Foothills Caring Corps Golf Tournament in November. Noah Kendrick, CFP, encourages other philanthropic-minded businesses and individuals to sponsor the tournament. Slated for November 26 at Mirabel Golf Club, the tournament serves as a major fundraiser for the Caring Corps, a nonprofit providing a variety of invaluable services to the elderly including medical and van transportation, friendly visits, mobile meals, shopping assistance and more. Established in 2000, The Foothills Caring Corps is a volunteer-driven nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for older residents. To volunteer, become a donor or to learn more about the programs of the Caring Corps, visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com or call 480.488.1105. To learn more about Kendrick Wealth Management, visit www.kendrickwm.com or call 480.887.8888.

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AROUND TOWN

Sept. 19–20

Tower of Power

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Mesa Arts Center

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Sept. 25–26

Bobby McFerrin

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 21

Sept. 2 – Oct. 14

Vinyl Station

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Charlotte’s Web

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

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Ryanhood

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Leon Bridges Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Red Molly

Childsplay at Herberger Theater Center www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700

Sept. 22

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – 20th Anniversary Comerica Theatre

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AJ Odneal

Sept. 5 – Oct. 14

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

West Side Story

Serving the Community Since 2002

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 21

Valley Bar www.valleybarphx.com

Sept. 26

John Oates and the Good Road Band

Sept. 14

Mesa Arts Center

Season Opening Night: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdalearts.org; 480.499.8587

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 15

Sept. 22–23

Pat Roberts and the Heymakers

Musical Instrument Museum

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Carbon Leaf

Sept. 17

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 7

Sept. 18

Guilherme Arantes

Sept. 27

Sept. 22

Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999

Harold López-Nussa

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

5th Annual Beta Dance Festival

Juana Molina

Sept. 7

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Margaret Glaspy

Bad Bad Hats

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sept. 2

Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

The Gaines Brothers

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Rural Route Film Festival: Shorts Program

Gabriel Royal

The Frog Prince Great AZ Puppet Theatre www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Sept. 23

Sept. 21

Sept. 12 – Oct. 7

Phoenix Center for the Arts www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org; 602.254.3100

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 27 – Oct. 7

Seussical Jr.

East Valley Children’s Theatre at Mesa Arts Center

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Kandace Springs Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 28

Marmalade Skies Sept. 19

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Trombone Shorty

Voodoo Threauxdown with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Comerica Theatre

Sept. 28

Sept. 23

Luma: Art in Darkness Mesa Arts Center

Moonlight Magic Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


Sept. 30

Al Di Meola

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sept. 29

Marc Broussard

Sept. 30

Carmela y Más Presents “Salsariachi”

Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 2–7 Waitress

Musical Instrument Museum

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Ronald K. Brown Evidence, A Dance Company

Oct. 4

Sept. 29–30

Goldrush Music Festival

Mesa Arts Center

Serving the Community Since 2002

Rawhide Western Town www.relentlessbeats.com; www.goldrushfestaz.com

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

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Get ready for another spectacular season of dance, music and live theatre as performers from around the state and all over the world populate our world-class venues, offering extraordinary entertainment for audiences young and old…and everyone in between. Here is a just a sampling of the outstanding events coming to a stage near you this season. | CST Arizona Broadway Theatre

Arizona Theatre Company

www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

Oct. 12 – Nov. 10: Titanic The Musical Nov. 23 – Dec. 29: Miracle on 34th Street Jan. 25 – March 1: An American in Paris March 15 – April 14: Mama Mia! April 26 – May 26: Guys and Dolls June 7 – July 6: The Addams Family July 26 – Aug. 24: Sister Act Sept. 6–29: Xanadu

Oct. 4–21: Native Gardens Nov. 15 – Dec. 2: Erma Bombeck At Wit’s End Jan. 5–27: The Music Man Feb. 14 – March 3: Two Trains Running April 4–21: American Mariachi May 16 – June 2: Things I Know To Be True

2018-19 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON PREVIEW

Ballet Arizona www.balletaz.org; 602.381.1096 Sept. 27–30: New Moves Oct. 25–28: Sleeping Beauty Dec. 13–24: The Nutcracker Feb. 14–17: The Firebird & La Sylphide May 2–5: All Balanchine May 14 – June 1: An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden

Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129 Sept. 28 – Oct. 14: The Wiz Oct. 26 – Nov. 11: Single Black Female Nov. 30 – Dec. 16: Black Nativity Jan. 27 – March 3: And In This Corner…Cassius Clay Feb. 22 – March 17: Detroit ’67 April 12–28: Simply Simone

Center Dance Ensemble

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www.centerdance.com; 602.252.8497 Oct. 18–21: A Haunting We Will Go Dec. 1–16: Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen Feb. 28 – March 3: Worlds of Wonder April 17–18: American Voices

Brian Stokes Mitchell

www.fhtaz.org; 480.837.9661 Thru Sept. 16: Jesus Christ Superstar Oct. 12–28: Steel Magnolias Dec. 7–23: 12 Days of Christmas Jan. 25 – Feb. 10: The Producers March 8–24: The Foreigner April 19 – May 5: Pippin

Herberger Theater Center www.herbergertheater.org; 602.252.8497 In addition to being home to six resident companies (Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Opera, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Dance Ensemble, Childsplay Theatre, and iTheatre Collaborative), the Center hosts many other local and touring companies, arts education and outreach programs and its Art Gallery. Don’t miss the ninth annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 27. The free event celebrates the arts in the community with performances by more than 25 arts organizations, food, visual art, live music, children’s activities, pet adoptions and more.

Arizona Musicfest Festival www.azmusicfest.org; 480.422.8449 The 28th annual Arizona Musicfest season includes 27 performances Nov. 2 – March 15 and brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences. Performers include Wynonna Judd, Neil Sedaka, Brian Stokes Mitchell; Human Nature and Herb Alpert with Lani Hall. Ensembles include the Count Basie Orchestra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Highlighting February’s Festival Orchestra Week are violin virtuoso Gil Shaham and the Violins of Hope. 

Ryan Foust in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Photo: Joan Marcus

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434 Oct. 2–7: Waitress Nov. 6–11: On Your Feet! Nov. 27 – Dec. 2: Dear Evan Hansen Jan. 8–13: Hello, Dolly! Jan. 31 – Feb. 17: Aladdin March 19–24: The Play That Goes Wrong June 11–16: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Maria de Buenos Aires; Photo: Jeff Roffman, The Atlanta Opera

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Fountain Hills Theater — Mainstage

Schoolhouse Rock Live!; Photo: Tim Trumble

Childsplay www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700 Sept. 2 – Oct. 14: Charlotte’s Web Oct. 27 – Nov. 18: The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus Dec. 15–30: Ella Enchanted: The Musical Jan. 27 – March 3: And In This Corner…Cassius Clay March 17 – April 21: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show April 28 – May 26: Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Desert Foothills Theater www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Sept. 22–30: High School Musical Nov. 9–18: Bye Bye Birdie Jan. 11–20: Willy Wonka, Jr. May 10–19: Seussical, Jr.

Puddles Pity Party

Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500 Season highlights include the National Geographic Live speaker series, which delivers stories of life-changing explorations from behind the camera; a line-up of jazz greats including Chris Botti and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; concerts like I’m With Her, Puddles Pity Party, STOMP, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and much more.


Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts

www.pmaz.org; 623.326.5172

www.scottsdalecc.edu/ calendars; 480.423.6000

Nov. 3–4: Broadway, Beatles and Blues Dec. 7–9: It’s Christmas March 23–24: Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical in Concert

Musical Instrument Museum

Fatoumata Diawara performs at MIM Oct. 5

www.mim.org; 480.478.6000 The MIM Music Theater’s fall concert series includes more than 50 concerts from September through December, spanning multiple musical genres across the globe, some performing at MIM for the first time. New artists include Malian singer and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara; the all-woman a cappella choir Nobuntu; passionate Spanish dancers of the Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero; and “Late Night with Leonard Bernstein,” a multimedia cabaret paying tribute to the iconic composer and hosted by his daughter Jamie Bernstein.

North Valley Symphony Orchestra www.northvalleysymphony.org; 623.980.4628 Oct. 20: Fall Fright Night Dec. 15: Winter Wonderland March (TBD): Spring is in The Air May (TBD): Summer Salute

www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa; 602.787.7738

www.swshakespeare.org; 480.435.6868

www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151 Animal Photo: Rose Torres

Scorpius Dance Theatre www.scorpiusdance.com; 602.254.2151 Oct. 4–13: A Vampire Tale Feb. 14–16: Dorian Gray April 25 – May 4: Animal

This fully professional theatre and multi-use facility houses student productions, touring acts and educational programs — from film festivals and student directed one-act plays to concert series, chamber ensembles and faculty jazz concerts. Visit the website for a complete list of upcoming events. [Also, read our story on page 11 of this month’s issue.]

Tempe Center for the Arts www.tempe.gov; 480.350.2822 Musical highlights of TCA’s 2018-19 season include Juilliard-meetsNashville sensations Annie Moses Band; Hip-Hop and classical orchestra ensemble Mik Nawooj; and Dailey & Vincent. Arizona theatre debuts include The Revolutionists, a comedic play about feminism, legacy and change. Popular offerings include the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, and TCA’s third annual Disrupt FEST.

Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra kicks off Live & Local Friday’s

www.phoenixsymphony. org; 602.495.1999

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz kicks off his fifth season Sept. 14–16 with Beethoven’s big, bold and joyous Ninth Symphony. The maestro and the symphony will present “Ode to Joy” alongside The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and worldclass vocalists.

Oct. 26 – Nov. 10: Pericles Prince of Tyre Oct. 26 – Nov. 10: Frankenstein Feb. 22 – March 9: As You Like It Feb. 22 – March 9: The Taming of the Shrew

The Phat Pack

Pinnacle Concert Series www.pinnacleconcerts.com; 480.303.2474 Held at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, the Concert Series will include offerings for the whole family — from Phantom of the Organ in October and December’s Handel’s “Messiah” to The Phat Pack and Helios, A Modern Renaissance and the Phoenix Girls Chorus in May, and many others in between.

www.scottsdaleperformingarts. org; 480.499.8587 Kicking off the season is the Live & Local Friday’s concert series, which showcases eight Arizona bands. Other season highlights include dance troupe BODYTRAFFIC, Complexions Contemporary Ballet who are making their Center debut, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre: Flamenco Intimo, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and much more.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 21: Rabbit Hole Nov. 16 – Dec. 9: Inherit the Wind Dec. 15–16: We Would Like to Propose a Toast Jan. 25 – Feb. 17: Brilliant Traces March 15–31: Pas d’Action April 26 – May 19: Love and Money June 13–23: 2019 New Summer Shorts

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Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Phoenix Theatre Sept. 5 – Oct. 14: West Side Story Oct. 10 – Dec. 2: Fun Home Nov. 14 – Dec. 30: Elf: The Musical Jan. 2–20: It’s Not You, It’s Me Jan. 23 – March 10: Jersey Boys Jan. 25 – Feb. 10: Festival of New American Theatre March 6–31: Airness April 3–28: Sisters in Law April 24 – May 19: Cookin’s a Drag May 22 – June 16: Once June 12 – July 14: Million Dollar Quartet

The Scottsdale Community College Music Department presents Edges in the fall, and Pippin as its spring production. In addition, the SCC Dance program’s fall concert, Images in Motion, will take the stage late November and the SCC School of Film & Theatre presents Failure: A Love Story in December. Also, don’t miss this season’s performances by Jazz, Guitar Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the SCC Orchestra.

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Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188 Oct. 12–28: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical Nov. 30 – Dec. 23: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Feb. 8–24: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane April 5–21: Tuck Everlasting June 14–30: Freaky Friday

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SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE

To contact Dr. Burdick, call 480.575.2000. For more information on the Cave Creek Unified School District, visit www.ccusd93.org.

Children who love making slime in all different colors and textures are invited to KidsPark this month. The hourly childcare center in Phoenix will be the perfect place to drop him or her off for a few hours of slime making fun. KidsPark will set up a special slime making factory for mini scientists, ages 2 to 12, on the weekend of September 14, 15 and 16. The creative, hands-on slime making will be going on all day and night. Weekend business hours at KidsPark are Friday, 7:30am–11pm; Saturday, 9am–11pm and Sunday, 1–6pm. Dozens of toys, games, books and puzzles are also available for children to play with. The cost for the hourly childcare is $9/hour for one child; $14/hour for two children; $4/hour per additional sibling. Healthy snacks are included. KidsPark is also licensed to change diapers. KidsPark is located at 12635 North 48th Street, Phoenix. For more information, call 602.788.2445 or visit www.kidspark.com/scottsdale.

Enjoy Hours Of Fun At Slime Making Weekend

After-School Swim Lessons Keep Fitness Fun At Hubbard Now that the school year is underway, a growing number of parents are enrolling their children in fun-filled, after-school swim lessons at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. The summer swimming pool season might be drawing to a close, but learning how to swim, developing a love for the water and learning crucial lessons about water safety continues indoors all year long. The temperature of the indoor pools remains at 90 degrees all year round. “The fall months are a great time to enroll children in year-round swim lessons,” says Bob Hubbard, co-owner of the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. “Not only is swimming excellent exercise for children after school and a great way for them to burn off energy, our basic philosophy is this: Children everywhere  must learn how to swim. Learning to swim should not be a choice.” Children who learn how to swim are also demonstrating more advanced cognitive and physical abilities than other children, according to world-leading research led by Griffith University in Australia. Their 2013 findings of a fouryear study indicate that swimming children have an advantage when starting school. Swimming children scored significantly better than the normal population on a number of measures that are really important for their transition to school — their cognitive development, language development and their physical development. The study showed that children’s fine motor skills and overall

coordination were more developed as a result of taking swim lessons and it showed that children who start lessons early were more socially and emotionally ready to start school. Hubbard Family Swim School offers lessons to children 8 weeks to 12 years of age. There are even free “baby splash” swim classes for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. Parent participation in the water is required. These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time at home with baby and learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. There are several different baby splash class times offered throughout the week. Advanced registration is required. There is a $25 joining fee for the baby swim classes but there’s no charge for the weekly classes after joining.  “Our popular baby splash classes give parents an excellent way to spend quality time with their babies in the water,” adds Hubbard. “Their swim class together is wonderful bonding time and then after the class, the babies always enjoy a nice, long nap.”  In business now for 20 years, Hubbard has three Valley locations — in Phoenix, Peoria and Mesa. The Phoenix location is at 13832 North 32nd Street. To register for classes, call 602.971.4044. For more information, visit  www.hubbardswim.com.

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Welcome back to school! Most of our area schools have now been back in session since August and Back to School Nights, Curriculum Nights and Math or Science Nights are on the calendar. These nights are extremely important to attend to get to know the school, the teachers and administration. Equally important are the for students, their families, as DR. DEBBI BURDICK expectations well as expectations for the school personnel. Superintendent Back to School Nights tend to be overviews Cave Creek Unified School District where the staff greet families and display the classrooms and share general knowledge. These evenings are not designed for in-depth conversations about students and any personal needs or challenges a student may have. However, this is a perfect time to make a connection with teachers and let them know who you are and that you will be contacting them for a specific time to sit down and discuss any important information they may need to best educate your child. Likewise, Curriculum Nights, whether on the general curriculum or for a specific subject like math or science, are also attended by classrooms of parents — again not an appropriate time for essential conversations about specific student needs or information; but the proper time to ask questions about curriculum, homework requirements, assessments and materials to be used. Similar to Back to School Nights, specific student needs and any information about a child is best shared privately in an individual meeting with the classroom teacher. Not only will the teacher be able to take critical notes and offer suggestions but provide adequate time for such a valuable conversation. The sooner a teacher has necessary and detailed information on a student, the better. Waiting until fall conferences is too long to wait if a child is having difficulties, so ask for a conference as soon as you have concerns, including if your child is having difficulty or frustration completing homework. Working together, schools and families are a strong team to support our students. We look forward to seeing you in our schools!

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DESTINATIONS Celebrate Germanic Culture

At Old World Oktoberfest

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Just as in old Bavaria, the traditional tapping of the keg kicks off the 13th Annual Old World Oktoberfest and its opening ceremonies at 6pm, Friday, October 5, at Centennial Plaza Park in Peoria. This year also marks the 208th anniversary of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, first organized as a “Volksfest” in celebration of Bavarian Ludwig I.’s marriage in 1810 and continuing to this day as a popular annual tradition. Old World Oktoberfest is hosted by the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures, Inc. (AC4GC) in partnership with the City of Peoria. The AC4GC mission is to serve as a social outlet for the large and

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growing local Germanic community, raise funds to build a Germanic Cultural Center, and support German language education and cultural initiatives in the Valley. Learn more about the organization at www.ac4gc.org. The traditional Oktoberfest menu will feature German favorites, including mouthwatering bratwursts, frankfurters, sauerkraut, apple strudel, homemade potato pancakes, hand-rolled pretzels and other specialties. And it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without several varieties of imported German beer, provided by Warsteiner, including the traditional Oktoberfest Bier, as well as Pilsner, Dunkel (dark), and Koenig Ludwig’s award-winning Hefeweizen (“Most Refreshing Beer” Award at Great Arizona Beer Festival 2010). The authenticity of the event is enhanced by the musical entertainment, flown in from Germany especially for this occasion: Die Echten Waldbuam, who lead the crowd in traditional Oktoberfest sing-a-longs and polka dances throughout the day and into the evening. Authenticity is important to the Old World Oktoberfest — right down to details such as the long tables papered in Bavarian blue and white, where attendees can chat with neighbors and make new friends

while singing along with old-time drinking songs. This family-friendly event also includes a free Kinder Village with inflatables that is free to the children during the event hours. Attendees can compete for fun and prizes in a variety of contests, including a polka dance contest, “Best Dressed” of Oktoberfest, beer stein holding contest, and alphorn blowing for children and adults. Contests are free to enter. “The Old World Oktoberfest is appreciative of the partnership with the City of Peoria and Germanbased corporation Warsteiner for their continued sponsorship of this cultural event in the Valley,” says event chair, Christine Colley. Centennial Plaza Park is located at 9875 North 85th Avenue in Peoria. Admission is $5 for adults 21 and older. For information, visit www.peoriaoktoberfest.com or call 480.947.7490.


Destinations

Titan Valley Warheads

Folklore Preserve Announces New Season The Arizona Folklore Preserve announced its schedule of performances for the first half of the 2018–19 season. Secluded Ramsey Canyon is an ideal setting for the Arizona Folklore Preserve. Spend a weekend afternoon in this beautiful venue, enjoying outstanding live performances by some of the best musicians from near and far. September and October artists and performance dates are: D  olan Ellis: September 1 and 2, September 29 and 30 H  ans Olson: September 8 and 9 Jeneve Rose Mitchell: September 15 and 16 Titan Valley Warheads: September 22 and 23

Trails and Rails: October 13 and 14 Cadillac Mountain: October 20 and 21 KG and The Ranger: October 27 and 28 Located six miles south of Sierra Vista, in beautiful, wooded Ramsey Canyon, visitors will find the Arizona Folklore Preserve, just a stone’s throw from The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Dolan Ellis which is dedicated to the preservation of the area’s flora and fauna. It makes sense that The Nature Conservancy would establish a preserve in Ramsey Canyon, well known for its scenic beauty and the diversity of its plant and animal species. But what’s a “folklore preserve?” Folklore: The traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people. Preserve: To keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; to keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction. How do you preserve folklore? It’s not something tangible that can be displayed in a museum. It’s something that has to be passed on from one generation to the next, or it is lost. One way folklore can be passed on, of course, is through music. And that’s where the Arizona Folklore Preserve comes in. Every weekend from September through June, outstanding musicians from Arizona and around the country take the stage at the Preserve to share their music with guests, to share their part of musical folklore. One weekend visitors may be stomping their feet to a bluegrass beat. On another weekend Tucson’s P.D. Ronstadt, whose family musical tradition goes back five generations, will take the Preserve stage with The Company, a group of outstanding musicians from Tucson, to share the Ronstadt family’s original material alongside traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs. There will be some familiar faces, and some newcomers who are making names for themselves in the music industry. In short, every weekend at the Preserve visitors can expect outstanding musical performances. Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for children age 17 and under. To make reservations, call 520.378.6165 or visit www.arizonafolklore.com.

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Drag Boat Racing Series Brings ‘Thunder on the River’ The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series visits the Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker, as the fastest pilots on water try their hand at the Thunder on the River. Very few sports can compete with the excitement of flame-spitting top fuel hydros as they shred the lake surface and pass the spectators at nearly 250 miles per hour in a deafening roar. And with both Professional and Sportsman classes, each made up of several different categories of craft, there’s both local and national heroes battling for supremacy on the water. All this excitement takes place at the Blue Water Resort & Casino, Arizona’s only riverside casino and resort. The Blue Water Resort & Casino challenges itself in bringing its guests 24/7 casino action, live entertainment, and resort quality relaxation while enjoying beautiful views of the Colorado River. Blue Water’s list of amenities includes everything from live concerts and wakeboarding to an 18-hole golf course and a marina, where the Thunder on the River will take place. Witness the action of Lucas Oil’s Thunder on the River in person on October 13 and 14 in Parker. Two-day passes for this rollicking adventure range from $35–$45, and tickets for individual days range from $20–$25. All tickets include access to the Drag Boat pit area and are available through event website: www.lucasoildragboats. com/tickets/thunderontheriver.

Sanctuary Spa Presents ‘Spa for a Dream’

Initiative supports ovarian cancer awareness

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has reprised its Spa for a Dream initiative to support September’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Sanctuary Spa, newly renovated and celebrated as a wellness destination, is home to highly skilled Sensei therapists trained in oncology massage and restorative consultation. Spa for a Dream, available Sunday–Friday throughout September, gives guests the choice of a 60-minute Swedish Massage or Sanctuary Jewel Facial for $119 (a savings of more than 25 percent.) Ten percent of the proceeds from these treatments will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation (www.colleensdream.org), an Arizona-based nonprofit organization that funds ovarian cancer research and accurate, accessible early detection tests. Post-service, guests are invited to relax in Sanctuary Spa’s new Women’s Quiet Room, an intimate, windowless, cocoon-like room that offers spa-goers a tranquil space to unwind and reflect. For more information or to make a reservation, call 866.410.9515 or visit www.sanctuaryaz.com.

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Joe Walsh and VetsAid, his national 501(c)(3) nonprofit veterans’ organization, announced that its second annual music festival will be held Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

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Launched September 20, 2017, with an inaugural concert at the EagleBank Arena Photo: Myriam Santos in Fairfax, Virginia featuring performances by Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band, and the first VetsAid concert disbursed nearly $400,000 in grants to veterans’ services organizations nationally and locally. “It was always my intention to take this show on the road and share the experience with veterans’ communities across the country,” Walsh explains. “In 2018, I wanted to bring VetsAid to my brothers and sisters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Naval Base Kitsap and all throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest. And next year…who knows?” In addition to Walsh, the VetsAid 2018 lineup includes HAIM, Don Henley, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor. For information, visit www.vetsaid.org.

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