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Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) offers an abundance of ways for residents to beat the heat while having fun and meeting new people this summer. FCF hosts classes and programs at the Holland Community Center year-round, but when the heat is on, a friendly respite may be just what is needed. Here are some of the events taking place in July.

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Belly Dancing for Fitness July 12, 19, 26 and August 2; 10–11am Suitable for all ages and stages of fitness, belly dancing is low impact and gentle on the joints. It can help strengthen the core, lower body and even arms, while also improving cardio fitness. Music and coin hip scarves provided. Instructor Shoshanna Qamar is an artist, actress and dancer with a background in contemporary dance technique, ballet and international folk. The cost is $60 per student for this four-week class. Learn to Draw from Life July 13, 20, 27 and August 3; 10am–12pm Learn to see as never before, and discover a new talent, or rediscover

an old one, by learning to draw from life. Instructor Joan Milman will teach participants to work with charcoal, kneaded eraser and a newsprint pad to bring objects to life. The cost is $125 for four weeks of instruction. Canvas & Coffee — Southwest Pottery July 15; 10am–12pm Join Sunny Hall, owner of Paint and Gogh, for a morning of canvas and coffee. Start the morning with a relaxing and creative painting experience that is guided step-bystep, and take home a 16” x 20” acrylic painting at the end of the class. All

supplies are furnished, including easels, paint, canvas, aprons and brushes. No experience necessary. The cost is $40 per student.

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In addition to structured classes, bingo is offered every Thursday at 1:30pm, and duplicate bridge (must have a partner) is offered Monday and Friday at 12:30pm. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. Online registration and details are available at www.azfcf.org. Call 480.488.1090 for additional information.

Celebrate Independence Day early at one of the Valley’s biggest parties. Sponsored by Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, Cave Creek’s “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” takes place after sunset Monday, July 3, and is hosted by Harold’s Corral, Roadhouse and The Buffalo Chip Saloon. The festive, family-friendly celebration kicks off at 5pm. Get all of the details inside on page 27.


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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

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The most common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Confusion Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration) Dizziness Fainting s the summer temps continue to soar Fatigue — and set record highs — just a friendly Headache reminder to check in on your elderly Muscle or abdominal cramps family members and neighors, and never, ever Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea leave small children or pets in a vehicle. And Pale skin in order to care for others, we need to practice Profuse sweating self-care by staying hydrated and, if possible, Rapid heartbeat avoiding strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day. It sounds like [Source: WebMD) common sense, but heat-related deaths happen every year in Arizona and elsewhere. We have a couple more months of Even longtime residents (who know better) can succumb to heat exhuastion if they scorching temps, so keep your cool and stay are not mindful of the weather. safe, and until next month, all my best. Although heat exhaustion isn’t as serious as heat stroke, it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES… Information For July In Scottsdale By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

While many retreat from Scottsdale during the summer months, for those of us that stick around, we have some information that may be helpful as we watch the heat rise! Fireworks prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It’s against city ordinance to use fireworks in or within 1 mile of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov Pinnacle Peak Park. The Scottsdale Fire Department recommends leaving fireworks shows to the professionals. Go to www. scottsdaleaz.gov, search “fireworks.” MAYOR City of Scottsdale

Volunteers needed in July to help with Back-to-School Program donations. Sort, organize, distribute and inventory supplies for more than a thousand students for the Back-to-School Program. Distribution takes place Wednesday, July 26, at Scottsdale Stadium. Go to www.scottsdaleaz. gov, search “Back to School.” Monsoon is upon us, be prepared. Most fatalities during storms occur in motor vehicles. Your home is generally one of the safest places to be during a severe storm. Plan ahead and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary during heavy rains or high winds. Go to www.scottsdaleaz.gov, search “emergency.”

Keeping a commitment made to a group of high school students in May, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board voted in late June to make robotics part of the high school academic curriculum. During the Governing Board’s May 9 meeting, students challenged board members and Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell: make robotics part of the for-credit, high school curriculum, instead of an after-school activity. Superintendent Birdwell accepted the challenge. Six weeks, to the day, later, the Board voted 5-0 to establish a pilot robotics course at Arcadia, Chaparral, Coronado, Desert Mountain and Saguaro high schools for the 2017-18 school year, which begins August 7. “I can’t wait to tell our robotics clubs that all the hard work they’ve been putting in after school will now have academic status and mean something on their high school transcripts,” said Dr. Birdwell. The newly established Robotics course will provide students with opportunities to apply engineering principles to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Based on Arizona and national technology standards, the project-based, STEM-focused curriculum will emphasize innovation, invention, critical thinking, oral and written communication, creativity, personal initiative, teamwork and accountability. Students will be expected to apply the design process to develop, produce, apply and analyze products related to science, technology, engineering and math. To learn more about SUSD, call 480.484.6100 or visit www.susd.org.

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Explore Indoors This Month At Butterfly Wonderland Valley residents are invited to Butterfly Wonderland throughout the month of July to explore indoor activities for the entire family. Guests can enjoy fitness activities including Yoga in the Rainforest (July 11 and 25, 5:30–6:30pm), or listen to music in the conservatory and enjoy Story Time for Tots (July 12 and 26, 10–11am) while the little ones are on summer vacation. Also, every Saturday and Sunday, enjoy free face painting from 10am–4pm. Butterfly Wonderland will be open on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, from 9am–6pm. Every Sunday at 2:30pm, have a Bee Talk with entomologist and horticulturist Dayna Cooper, who will inform guests about the important topics surrounding bees, at the Honey Bee Extravaganza exhibit within the Conservatory. Also on Sundays in July, enjoy Music and Butterflies, 11am-4pm. Native American musician Aaron White will perform live in the lobby. For a complete listing of monthly events, visit the website: www.butterflywonderland.com. Butterfly Wonderland is located at 9500 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.800.3000.

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Star-studded moonlight swims take place July 7, 21 and 22. Did you know that the sun’s UV rays can damage skin in as little as 15 minutes? Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars Fridays, July 7 and 21, at McDowell Mountain Ranch and Eldorado aquatic centers; and Saturday, July 22, at Eldorado. All events are from 5–9pm. Regular pool admission fees apply. Go to www.scottsdaleaz.gov, search “aquatics.”

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Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the month for its members and guests. The next PM Connect event will be held at Holiday Inn and Suites Scottsdale North Airpark, 14255 North 87th Street in Scottsdale, July 13, 5–7pm. This month’s AM Connect event will be held July 20, 7:15–9am, at Protein House, 7077 East Mayo Boulevard, Suite B100, in North Phoenix. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. In addition to its July “Connect” events, the Chamber will host a Red Ribbon networking event at Bolste, 15169 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 450, in Scottsdale, July 12. A Meet Your Neighbors Lunch will be held at Rosatis Old Town Pizza & Sports Pub, located at 7570 East 6th Avenue in Scottsdale, July 28. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or addition information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

New Restaurant Draws Inspiration From Life Of Frida Kahlo El Panzon y Frida will host a grand opening celebration Thursday, July 6. The festive and colorful celebration will not only show off the new restaurant’s space, set in the entertainment district in Downtown Scottsdale, but also celebrate the birthday of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who the establishment is named after. The interior even boasts a hand painted wall mural of Kahlo, an ideal backdrop for guest photos. The menu, as well as the interior’s design elements, is an expression and extension of the masculine and feminine duality at the core of El Panzon y Frida’s concept. El Panzon, a term of endearment used by Kahlo referring to her artist husband, Diego Rivera, means “pot belly.” Each thoughtful dish is created by young up-and-coming executive chef, Paulina Martinez, who takes inspiration from Kahlo’s journey and life’s work. The grand opening will serve as the concept’s official introduction to the community and will feature an array of complimentary tastes, libations and entertainment throughout the evening. Guests are encouraged to don fun, bold and colorful dress attire. The celebration begins at 6pm. The restaurant is open at 11am–11pm Tuesday through Thursday; 11am–1am Friday and Saturday; 11am–9pm Sunday, and features brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–5pm with 50 percent bottles of wine and $15 bottomless mimosas. Throughout the summer, Social Lounging Happy Hour is extended from 3–8pm daily. Free street parking and public parking in the garage just north of the restaurant is available. El Panzon y Frida is located at 7323 East Shoeman Lane in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.659.1544 or visit www.elpanzonyfrida.com.

Kona Grill Opens New Location In Scottsdale Quarter Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar headquartered in Scottsdale, opened its fifth location in the Phoenix Metro area June 12, at the Scottsdale Quarter in North Scottsdale. The new Kona Grill is located on the northeast side of the Scottsdale Quarter, one of Scottsdale’s top shopping destinations with over 80 retailers and restaurants. Kona Grill will be the newest restaurant in the Scottsdale Quarter adding to the varied list of top Valley restaurants in the area. In addition to the high standard of food and service that Kona Grill offers, each restaurant prides itself on the many items made from scratch daily. The new location also serves as the test kitchen for new menu items. It incorporates modern design elements with an upscale ambience. Guests can enjoy the main dining room, full service bar, large indoor/outdoor patio, sushi bar and an exhibition kitchen. The menu offers a large selection of “Kona Crafted” appetizers, salads, soups, flatbread, sandwiches, noodles, seafood, signature entrees and decadent desserts. Kona Crafted refers to the use of fresh, hand-selected ingredients, over 40 different sauces made from scratch daily and expert bartenders creating handmade specialty cocktails. Additionally, fresh fish is flown in daily to Kona Grills across the United States. Signature dishes include Macadamia Nut Chicken served with house mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, shoyu cream sauce and a pineapple-papaya marmalade; Pan-Seared Tuna with white rice, baby bok choy, sweet-chili sauce; and the Big Kahuna Burger, which is a 12-ounce burger with caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on a soft brioche bun. For more information, call 480.378.8186 or visit www.konagrill.com.


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Desert Mission United Methodist Church announced in June that a new pastor will lead its congregation effective July 1. Rev. Anthony Tang, a Valley resident, says that he plans to build bridges of love with the congregation at Desert Mission and from Desert Mission to the community. According to church leadership, he embraces the values that have given this church the reputation of being one of the fastest growing all-inclusive churches in the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Tang has worked in a variety of church settings as an ordained elder and served most recently as the director of Connectional Ministries for the Desert Southwest Conference. He is continually striving to address social justice issues and actions. Tang is married to the Rev. Katherine Tang who is also an elder in the United Methodist Church. Katherine is a hospital chaplain and an accomplished musician. Desert Mission is located at 7373 East Dixileta Drive in Scottsdale. For details, call 480.595.1814 or visit www.desertmissionumc.org.

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The month of July will be chalk full of shark frenzied fun at the OdySea Aquarium with the launch of its first ever “SOS” — Summer of Sharks. With more than 40 sharks and nine different species living in the Aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. To celebrate Shark Week and the magnificent and mysterious shark, the OdySea Aquarium will offer a variety of special programs, activities and educational opportunities for guests that are included with admission. Throughout OdySea, guests have an opportunity to see an incredible diversity of sharks — from the exotic looking Scalloped Hammerheads to the big 300-pound lemon sharks, presented in ways never experienced before. The Sharks of the Deep exhibit includes over 200,000 gallons of water. Guests get their first glimpse of the sharks as they descend into the deep ocean in an underwater escalator, the first of its kind. There are scalloped hammerheads, blacknose and bonnethead sharks flying overhead and all around. The 10-minute film Underwater Giants, features one of the largest species of sharks, the whale shark — guests then experience the Living Sea Carousel with dizzying views of an array of sharks including sandbar, sand tiger, lemon, nurse and blacktip reef sharks. OdySea Aquarium is located at 9500 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.291.8000 or visit www.odyseaaquarium.com.

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Summer Specials At Agave

This summer, residents can retreat from the heat to Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort for treatments specially created to cool on hot summer days. A few of the special, summer offerings are: • Coconut Age Corrective Facial: provides a soothing escape from the summer climate with an Éminence Organic Skin Care cleanser, moisturizers and serums. The facial provides hydration and calms skin that may be feeling the effects of too much sun.

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• Coconut Delight Massage: a Swedish-style relaxation massage that features refreshing tropical aromas. The massage moisturizes and protects skin and helps to prevent visible signs of aging.

• Coconut Delight Manicure and Pedicure: begin with a Coco Mojito Scrub that incorporates an organic cane juice (a natural alpha hydroxy acid) lime peel, peppermint leaves and organic raw coconut to gently exfoliate and soften skin. This all-natural scrub also includes a lime essential oil, which acts as an astringent to tighten and firm skin as well as lighten hyperpigmentation. • For an all-over glow, the Summer Refresh Spray Tan incorporates South Seas Tahitian Cucumber Melon Scent, and provides a tan for all skin types. The South Seas solution is fast drying, non-sticky, paraben-free and vegan. These rejuvenating treatments will be offered all summer through September 21. Each treatment includes use of the spa’s facilities including complimentary use of the Aguamiel Pool, complimentary yoga class and use of the relaxation area, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. For information or reservations, call 480.624.1202 or visit www. kierlandresort.com.

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• Summer Slimming Body Wrap: a head-to-toe treatment designed to flush toxins while firming and hydrating skin. An aromatic sugar scrub filled with antioxidants is followed by an application of herbs, spices and bioflavonoids to increase blood circulation and melt cellulite.

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Rocket Fizz Hosts ‘Fidget Fest’ On Saturdays Children of all ages are invited to Rocket Fizz candy and soda pop shop every Saturday afternoon, from 1–2pm, for a “Fidget Fest” where guests will find lots of fun fidget spinning games, contests and prizes to be won. Admission is free. Fidget spinners are available for purchase at Rocket Fizz from $4.99 to $49.99. Children and adults can also enjoy complimentary soda pop and candy tastings at the Fidget Fest. Sugar-free, gluten-free and kosher candy is available. Rocket Fizz is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 132, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.306.8144 or visit www.facebook.com/ rocketfizzscottsdaleaz.


• July 3, 10–11am — Patriotic Eagle Feather Crown Workshop: The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782, as the emblem of the United States of America. To celebrate the nation’s independence, visitors will create a majestic bald eagle feather crown in this workshop. • July 15, 10am–12pm — Bird Puppets Workshop: Make up to three different bird puppets (paper finger puppet, sock puppet and paper cup puppet) with local actor, director and puppet maker, Steve Wilcox. • July 27, 4–5pm — Macrame’ Hummingbird Feeders Workshop: Learn how to tie string into macramé for a hanging bird feeder with Amy Guerrerro, local macramé artist and entrepreneur. For more information about Bird Cloud Island at the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, closing receptions and details for the free workshops, visit www.scottsdalepublicart.org.

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This summer, Scottsdale Public Art and artist Koryn Woodward Wasson are transforming the Gallery at Civic Center Library into a luxurious familyfriendly resort hotel titled Bird Cloud Island. Once only for birds, Bird Cloud Island is opening its doors to human families so they can get out of the summer heat and enjoy some rest and relaxation alongside their feathered friends. While exploring the hotel as either a guest or a concierge-in-training, visitors can enjoy the resort’s special bird-friendly amenities like the NeatoNido Nests, Early’s Diner, Artwork by Koryn Woodward Wasson the Jewel Pool and the Good-Night Show at the Luna Club. Bird Cloud Island also will host a variety of free, art-making and educational workshops so guests can learn more about their local bird population and how birds and humans rely on each other for survival. Whether as an official hotel guest, a “Four Feather Society” member or a visitor to the grounds, all are invited to attend the free, family-friendly workshops created by Wasson, who is also the “hotel manager.” July workshops include:

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MAYOR STANTON WRITES…

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In today’s fast-changing world, it is not enough for a city to simply provide services and balance budgets. We have to think creatively and work together to solve the greatest challenges facing our communities. That’s what City of Phoenix employees strive to do every day, and now their hard work, creativity and ingenuity has earned an important national spotlight. In May, Phoenix was named the MAYOR Top Performing City Overall by Governing Magazine City of Phoenix and Living Cities in their inaugural “Equipt to Innovate” survey. 602.262.7111 www.phoenix.gov Equipt to Innovate (www.governing.com/equipt) is a new initiative launched by Governing and the non-profit foundation Living Cities. It is an integrated, collaborative framework of seven essential elements that define high-performance government and empower innovation. The survey invited cities to work together, learn from each other and help drive better outcomes for their communities. The seven Equipt elements are: Dynamically Planned; Broadly Partnered; ResidentInvolved; Race-Informed; Smartly Resourced; Employee-Engaged; and Data-Driven. More than 65 cities from across the country — including 48 large cities — participated in the survey. We were assessed on our capacity and competence in these seven key areas. Several staff and community-driven City initiatives were highlighted by Governing, but the evaluators were particularly impressed by the potential of our Resource Innovation Campus. When complete, Phoenix will partner with Arizona State University and local entrepreneurs on this 80-acre campus to divert waste from our landfills to make new products, and profits. This is part of our broad “circular economy” strategy in Phoenix to avoid paying millions to haul our waste by empowering businesses to recycle and repurpose everything they can. Already, one manufacturer is converting palm fronds into animal feed and expects $10 million in sales this year. And another company is finding new uses for discarded mattresses, diverting up to 160 a day. And the best is yet to come. Governing and Living Cities evaluators also took note of our open budget process that solicits public input through 15 public hearings, as well as online comments. Our open data portal is increasing transparency by giving residents and businesses easy access to public information. And our equal pay ordinance and nondiscrimination ordinance help ensure that Phoenix is an inclusive and welcoming city no matter who you are, where you come from or who you love. This recognition doesn’t say Phoenix is perfect. No city government is. But as the award’s name implies, Phoenix is the best positioned city in the country to adapt to and anticipate the challenges that every city faces. The top-ranking city in each category, along with the top 10 overall highperforming cities, were highlighted at the 2017 Summit on Government Performance & Innovation, which Phoenix was proud to host. This annual gathering brought together more than 400 innovators, public sector change-agents, disrupters and civic entrepreneurs from around the country interested in making government work better for local communities. Being named the top overall performing city by Governing and Living Cities is a testament to our dedicated public servants in Phoenix, who are committed to working harder and smarter every day to deliver results to all of our residents.

Enjoy Free Family Fun At Summer Splash Tuesdays

Every Tuesday this month, families are invited to Desert Ridge Marketplace for free weekly summer fun. Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing, plus, meet favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit to cool off, splash and play in the nearby splash pad before, during and after the event. July dates and themes are: • July 4: Under the Sea Soiree (Ariel & Moana) •

July 11: Super Hero Sensation (Spider Man & Iron Man)

July 18: Royal Fiesta (Elena of Avalor)

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• July 25: Frozen Fiesta (Anna & Elsa) Summer Splash Tuesdays are held at the AMC Fountain 11am–12:30pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 North Tatum Boulevard in North Phoenix. For more information, call 480.513.7586 or visit www.shopdesertridge.com.

Explore World Music & Cultures Through MIMkids

The MIMkids Musical Adventures program offers children ages 6–10 the opportunity to discover new cultures by actively participating in music making, crafting musical instruments and exploring Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) Geographic Gallery exhibits. Each month, the class will focus on a different region of the world or genre of music. Musical Adventures participants may attend class on either the second Saturday or third Friday of each month from 1:30–2:30pm. Classes in July will focus on jazz music, followed by West African music in August. Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For more information, call 480.478.6000 or visit www.mim.org.


The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its next Signature Education Luncheon Tuesday, July 11, 11am–1pm, at Martin Auto Museum, 17641 North Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix. The featured guest speakers, Hilda Villaverde and Mary Beth Stern, co-authors of the Living Brave series, will present “The Power and Magic of Storytelling in Growing L-R: Mary Beth Stern and Hilda Villaverde a Business.” Stern and Villaverde will help guests explore the power of storytelling and the emotional magic that helps grow a business. As a public speaker, Villaverde combines her business savvy and storytelling acumen in her presentations to engage and inspire her audience. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Emerson Institute and has just published her sixth book. Stern has been a marketing, advertising, public relations and special events consultant for more than 20 years and has given a voice to numerous businesses and organizations to increase visibility, awareness and profitability. She holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s College and has recently co-written her second book with Villaverde. For additional information, call 602.482.3344 or visit www.northphoenixchamber.com.

The “Wrist Full of Words; A Gypsy Wrap Bracelet” Workshop will be presented by artist Jen Cushman.

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Art Unraveled Returns To Phoenix

The 15th Annual Art Unraveled event will be held July 31–August 8 at Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale. Join others from around the world in mixed media art workshops 9am–4:30pm and evening workshops 6:30–9:30pm. Workshops will include painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling, metal clay and more. Workshops are priced individually so that guests can attend one or many workshops. A breakdown of workshops and associated costs can be found on the event website. Lunch is included with the purchase of full-dy workshops. A Shopping Extravaganza will also be held on-site Saturday, August 5, 10am–4pm; it is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.artunraveled.com.

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Fired Pie Celebrates Four Years Fired Pie is gearing up for its fourth anniversary, Tuesday, July 18. To celebrate, the locally-owned restaurant is offering pizzas or salads for just $4 with the purchase of a beverage. This deal is not good for call-in orders or third-party delivery and only one offer per person. The Arizona-based pizza restaurant opened its first Fired Pie in Phoenix the summer of 2013. Co-owners and founders Doug Doyle and Fred Morgan worked together at various restaurants for 15 years before setting off on their own to create Fired Pie. Their unique venture flourished, opening four locations in just six months and continued to grow over the next several years. Currently, they have 18 locations throughout Arizona: four in Phoenix, two in Chandler, one in Ahwatukee, two in Glendale, one in Tempe, one in Avondale, two in Tucson, four in Scottsdale and its newest in Mesa. Locally owned and operated, Fired Pie lets guests be the chef, by choosing their own type of dough, sauce and topping. The sophisticated-yet-affordable pizzeria also offers build-your-own salads, craft beer and wine. For more information and to find a location, visit www.firedpie.com.

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At Hubbard Sports Camp Hubbard Sports Camp offers an exciting program for ages 4-and-ahalf to 13. Children get to stay active and busy all summer long learning basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, archery, swimming and more. Children do not have to be skilled athletes to have a great time at Hubbard Sports Camp. Some campers have never tried many of the sports and activities that the staff introduces them to. However, the campers who are skilled athletes are challenged and motivated by the highly-qualified and dedicated staff members. The goal at Hubbard Sports Camp is to guide and teach every camper according to their ability while making the activities fun and rewarding. There are four Hubbard Sports Camp locations: Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix; Paradise Valley Christian Academy in Phoenix; New Way Academy in Phoenix; and Thunderbird Academy in Scottsdale. Camp dates vary by location. There are half-day and full-day options. Half-day is from 8:30am–12pm and full-day is from 8:30am–3:30pm. Parents may choose one or more days for a child to attend. The cost of the program is $175 per week for half-day and $240 per week for full-day. For a single day registration, the cost is $55 for half-day and $70 for full-day. Sibling discounts are available. Extended care is also available from 7:30am–6pm. For more information or to register, call 602.971.4044 or visit www.hubbardsports.com.


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Harvest Compassion Center Phoenix will hold a summer open house event Friday, July 14, 5:30–8:30pm. The drop-in event is family friendly, so children are welcome. The center will feature some of the amazing Serving S.P.R.O.U.T.S. from its children’s program. The S.P.R.O.U.T.S. program is designed to teach children how to give back. Each child finds ways to earn money and feed one family for $28 per month. They have their own mini businesses and will be selling their homemade goods and designs at the open house event.

The open house will also feature a food truck, face painting, a caricature artist, photo booth and other free entertainment, in addition to the opportunity to learn more about the center. Harvest Compassion Center Phoenix is located at 4744 East Thunderbird Road, Suite 9, in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.788.2444 or visit www. harvestcompassioncenter.org.

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The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of trustees named Billy Russo as full-time managing director to complete the executive management team following the announcement that David Ivers will assume responsibilities as artistic director beginning July 1. Russo, who has served as acting managing director since 2015, collaborated with past artistic director David Ira Goldstein, staff and the board of trustees to help ATC navigate through a period of serious financial challenges in 2016 and helped plan and execute the critically and financially successful 50th anniversary season. “Billy not only brings an incredible depth of theater company and artistic management experience to ATC, he already knows the Arizona cultural landscape and community and has a firsthand understanding of Arizona Theatre Company. He doesn’t need to hit the ground running because he’s already covered so much ground,” says Lynne Wood Dusenberry, chair of the ATC board of trustees. “We head into our next half-century extremely confident and excited about the future of Arizona Theatre Company, buoyed by a highly experienced and motivated management team, a tremendously dedicated staff and committed board, and a solid financial base.” The lineup for the 2017-18 ATC season kicks off in September with Neil Simon’s Chapter Two. For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre. org or call the box office in Phoenix at 602.256.6995.

The Arizona Sunrays will host its fun-filled “Supercamp” for children ages 3 to 13, through August 18. Children will stay busy enjoying gymnastics, dance, ninja zone, zipline, yoga, sports, special guests, a bounce house and more. There is a half-day camp option from 8:30am–12:30pm on weekdays. The full-day camp option is from 8:30am–3pm. The cost is $195 for the one-week half-day, and $283 for the one-week full-day; individual half-day is $53; individual full-day is $73. There’s also swimming at Hubbard Family Swim School that is optional and costs $50 for four lessons. Sibling discounts are available. Extended care hours are available from 7:30– 8:30am and from 3–6pm for $4 per half-hour. Advanced registration is encouraged. $25 for same day registration. In addition to summer camp opportunities, Saturday nights, July 8 and July 22, offer special Kids’ Night Out events. The theme July 8 is “Party in the USA” and there will be a luau-themed event July 22. The Kids’ Night Out events are held from 6–10pm. Ages 3 to 14 will get to enjoy an exciting evening of gymnastics, dance, organized games, sports, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines, obstacle courses, and then wind down the evening by watching a movie. Pizza and drinks will be served. The cost is $30 per child with a $5 off sibling discount. Advanced registration is required. Arizona Sunrays is located at 3110 East Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.992.5790 or visit www.arizonasunrays.com.

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Foothills Food Bank To Open New Satellite Location

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Chamber Donates $7,000 To Local Charities

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Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce, LLC, (PMCC) presented the proceeds from its inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, held Friday, April 15, at Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix, to this year’s recipients: Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Southwest Veterans Foundation. The event took place at a special awards luncheon at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Scottsdale. Patrick Walker, co-chairman of the Charity Golf Tournament, was proud to award a check for $6,000 to the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Accepting the check was Anne Stafford, executive director, who said, “Thank you for helping the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide child health programs and services for Arizona children.” Co-chairman of the Charity Golf Tournament, Bill Kelley, was pleased to be able to award a check for $1,000 to the Southwest Veterans Foundation. Ken Speer, president of the Southwest Veterans Foundation, was honored to accept the generous award. “Such an award will make a difference in the lives of veterans, spouses and children,” Spear said. “This award makes it possible for the Southwest Veterans Foundation to support veterans and their families with scholarships.” “Phoenix Metro Chamber, LLC, believes in improving the health of Arizona children and supporting the pediatric professionals who care for them. PMCC also supports SWVF and in enhancing the economic environment of Veterans and Veteran-Owned businesses in Arizona,” said Jason Bressler, founder and executive director of the Chamber. “They are our futures. This tournament was a way for members and guests to network and raise funds for the two programs.” “The Chamber is also proud to support our 25 member charities this year with our Bare Necessities Campaign,” says Bressler. “Members have been donating clothing, toiletries, food, toys, pet food and other supplies all year long and we distributed a huge pile of necessities at our luncheon to other member charities.” To learn more about PMCC, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com.

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center will open a new satellite location in Black Canyon City, 32 miles north of Cave Creek, August 1. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, the food bank has been reaching a large number of families in Black Canyon City. “Many Black Canyon City residents have had difficulty with the cost and time to get to the Cave Creek location,” says DiPietro. “We anticipate the new location also will serve more people from Anthem and New River with the fresh and prepared food they need.” DiPietro says the satellite food bank will be located at 34501 Old Black Canyon Freeway in Black Canyon City (exit 242), just west of the I-17. The food bank will be open to clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am–3pm. The Black Canyon City food bank seeks supplies including the following: • 5’ step ladder, a step stool and a handcart • 2’x3’ white board plus two smaller white boards and suitable markers • Two 30-gallon trash cans • 6’ folding, portable table • Sharpie markers, scissors, masking tape, package sealing tape • Cleaning supplies Any residents who can be of assistance with these items are encouraged to call the food bank at 480.488.1145. 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 Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. For more information, call 480.488.1145 or the Black Canyon City location, after August 1, at 623.374.9441.


Celebrate Independence Day In Anthem Anthem for the Independence Day Celebration. That fact alone requires additional planning, specifically in the traffic department. “We work with local law enforcement and MCDOT to create a plan that aids in the safety of our residents and guests,” says Michele DeMichele, director of special events for the Anthem Community Council. “It is the largest crowd in Community Park at one time during the course of the year, but the attractions are spread throughout the park, so event goers don’t feel too congested.” Residents and guests are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy picnic-style in the park. Outside food and beverages are not permitted within the fenced field areas, however. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Food Court and Rotary Beer Garden on Softball Field #4. As a reminder, attendees are not allowed to bring or launch personal fireworks in Community Park; however, lawn chairs or blankets to watch the fireworks in the open areas of the park are recommended

(no seating will be permitted inside fenced field areas). Anthem Community Park is located at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem. For additional information about the event, visit www. onlineatanthem.com/independence-day.

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Anthem celebrates its 18th annual Independence Day Celebration July 3 in Community Park from 6–10pm. The popular event includes wet and dry rides, inflatables, food vendors, a DJ/ dancing, fireworks and more. Dry rides and inflatables will be on Softball Field #1; water rides will be located on Softball Fields #2 and #3. Each individual is required to have a wristband to ride the slides or use the inflatables. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the event for $15 each. The event will conclude with the national anthem and the fireworks finale at 9:30pm, weather permitting. More than 20,000 people descend on

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The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery will offer art workshops throughout the month of July. No experience is necessary to participate in the workshops, and all supplies are included in the workshop fee. A few of the upcoming classes include: • “Cavallo” with Colleen Brown: July 3, 11am-4pm – Create a mixed media Spirit Horse using acrylic paints in vibrant colors. Various art papers and stencil designs will be available to choose from. The cost is $48; class limit is 10.

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• “Solo Berry on Prickly Pear” with Chris Demma: July 10, 9:30am-3pm – Students will learn Demma’s impressionist style for painting a prickly pear with a berry using oil paints to paint on a 10”x10”

gallery wrapped canvas. Wear grubby clothes or a painting apron. The cost is $58; class limit is 8. • “Cactus Sun” with Rita Chester: July 16, 11am-4pm – Learn to create a “Cactus Sun” painting using wool. Learn wet and needle felting, and create a finished wool painting 5”x7” in size. The cost is $75; class limit is 8. • “Paint Your Pet” with Kelly Bowman: July 17, 10am-3pm; July 20, 5-9pm – Bowman, an acrylic artist, will guide students in painting a colorful portrait of their pet. Participants will email a picture of their pet, and the artist will outline it on a 9”x12” canvas, which will be ready to paint upon arrival. The image should be the face of a pet, well-lit with their face

clearly visible to show clarity of their eyes and features. Cost is $56; class limit is 6. • “Card Making Workshop” with Gloria M. Sanchez: July 19, 5-8pm; July 23, 1–4pm – The instructor will bring a collection of simple tools, assorted trinkets, art paper, crystals, and participants will learn quick and simple ways to create their own cards and go home with five unique cards, plus the knowledge to continue making cards for any occasion. Cost is $35; class limit is 8. • “Woven Gourd Basket” with Margaret Sullivan: July 24, 9am-3pm; July 31, 9am-3pm – Participants will learn to weave a basket onto a gourd. Several

colors of hand-painted gourds will be available to choose from, as will a variety of decorative beads to decorate each basket. Cost is $79; class is limited to 10 Pre-registration must be completed in advance and fees paid to guarantee a seat. Deadline for registration is four days before each workshop. The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is located at 16858 Avenue of the Fountains, Suite C. For additional information, call 480.836.9919 or visit www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com.

Celebrate The Fourth at the Fountain Valley residents are invited to don their red, white and blue and head to Fountain Park Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day at the Fourth at the Fountain event. The celebration will kick off at 6pm with music, games and prizes. DJ Steve Grosse will be spinning tunes throughout the night. The Fourth at the Fountain program will conclude with a firework display at 9pm over the park’s lake. This year, the entertainment area will be free and open to all event guests. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to relax and enjoy an evening full of fun throughout the park. Food vendors will also be on hand with Italian ice, frozen lemonade and other goodies to help beat the heat. Public parking throughout Downtown Fountain Hills will be available. Fountain Park is located at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills. For more information, visit www.experiencefountainhills.org.


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Historic Spanish Village Attracts New Tenants By Mayor Les Peterson

The Desert Foothills Library Association (DFL) and the Town of Carefree have joined forces to install a neighborhood book exchange called a “Little Free Library” within the Carefree Desert Gardens, located on 101 Easy Street in Downtown Carefree. The “Little Free Library” project was underwritten by longtime Carefree residents, Linda and Mark Putney, on behalf of the Desert Foothills Library and is a neighborhood book exchange that promotes literacy and the love of reading. The Town of Carefree installed the “Little Free Library” located adjacent to the Gila monster playground for easy access by children and adults. Everyone visiting the Carefree Desert Gardens is encouraged to stop, reach into the little green house, select a favorite book to read or leave a book for someone else to find. The Little Free Library works on the honor system and volunteers from the library will continue to steward the house and fill the box with books from Chapter2 Bookstore, which is located inside the Desert Foothills Library. “Including a “Little Free Library” in our Carefree Desert Gardens in conjunction with the Desert Foothills Library is a great addition to our tranquil and whimsical garden setting,” shared Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “Reading a good book in a beautiful environment is a wonderful way to encourage children and adult minds and imaginations to grow and wander.” DFL and the Town of Carefree will join the “Little Free Library” organization as “stewards” and be featured on the Little Free Library World Map, listing locations of each house, a photo, GPS coordinates and other pertinent information at www.littlefreelibrary.org. “I am very excited to have the opportunity of collaborating with the Town of Carefree to create a Little Free Library for the community,” said Desert Foothills Library executive director David Court. “Desert Foothills Library is primarily funded by donations from local residents and it is fitting that this new addition is also funded in this way.” The Carefree Desert Garden is the crown jewel of Carefree and one of only two public botanical gardens in the Valley where visitors can stroll and enjoy rare and fascinating desert plant specimens on a selfguided walking tour. For additional information about the library, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.dfla.org. For more information about Carefree, call 480.488.3686 or go to www.visitcarefree.com.

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Carefree has made progress in recent years to enhance its downtown “core” for the enjoyment of the town’s residents and visitors. With more than half a dozen landlords in town, there have been questions by residents as to what the future plans are with buildings not owned by the town and if new tenants are being pursued. MAYOR One such well-known property recently purchased is historic Town of Carefree Spanish Village. Since being acquired, it has received a renovation 480.488.3686 and is now experiencing a resurgence of viable tenants interested www.carefree.org in the culture and activity generated by the new landlord, Raskin & Associates. The new tenants are actively promoting their businesses and generating walk-in traffic that is turning into sales. Furthermore, the Raskins are building a new website and creating a strong social media presence to support the success of all the businesses who choose to call Spanish Village home. For example, the new Fearless Art Works gallery, has lined-up events not only for this summer but all-year-round. Owner and artist Michelle Micalizzi is “activating” her 2,212-square-foot space by creating not only an art gallery but a space for good works of every kind connecting art + business + community. Adjacent to the original Black Mountain Coffee Shop, longtime resident Cesar Chacon will soon be opening a new bakery La Boulangerie. Nanci Kelleher, a local designer specializing in southwestern desert style, has decorated her space with rich handbags, old doors, fabrics, pillows and unique one-of-akind pieces at Hermosa Interiors and Design. Her neighbor is world renowned artist, Ray Villafane of Villafane Studios, who was asked by Raskin to create a unique sand sculpture in the courtyard area for visitors to take pictures and enjoy. Adelante, an art gallery currently situated at el Pedregal will be moving over in the fall, discovering Spanish Village as an attractive cultural hub, like it has been in years past. The history at the Village goes back as far as one of the original tenants, Desert Treasures, who still, after 44 years, retails rock, fossils and jewelry gifts. There is also a promise of a new restaurant in the fall and as soon as I know the name I will let everyone know. Interest is due to Raskin’s ability, as an experienced landlord, to fill the space and work with tenants to provide a culture that promotes events and entrepreneurship. He believes that his success is tied to their success. The new culture and “vibe” of the historic Spanish Village is very promising, attractive and exciting to the entire community. As the mayor, I’m pleased to see entrepreneurs working together to make their businesses thrive. People attract people and that’s in alignment with our core marketing strategy of executing signature events that support building a strong economic engine while maintaining the culture, cultivating social opportunities and taking advantage of the unparalleled landscapes of Carefree. For more on Spanish Village and its tenants, please go to www.visitcarefree.com.

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Spirit in the Desert: International — Now More than Ever By Allen Nohre

Fifty-four years ago, the founders of Carefree, Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer, constructed a building in the center of the new town, on a knoll just south of the Sun Dial, to house the International Restaurant. The restaurant had five dining rooms, each featuring a different ethnic menu. For 20 years, it was the place to dine in the new resort town. Today, the unique, multi-building facility is still ALLEN NOHRE “international.” In 2016, more than 3,800 people from all Writer over the U.S. and 41 countries participated in 151 programs at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. Program offerings continue to grow and participation has increased by 16 percent in the first half of 2017. The retreat center is a dream come true for people who saw the need for a place where people of all backgrounds, religious or nonreligious, can experience renewal, reconciliation, healing and transformation. Mac and Maybelle Estrem of Sun City, Arizona, and Richfield, Minnesota, made the dream possible with gifts totaling nearly $3 million, which was used for the original purchase in 1993 and construction of new buildings. The center provides comfortable overnight accommodations and three meals a day for up to 75 people. Fees for services, charitable gifts and grants support the nonprofit center. Richard Andersen, the retreat center’s executive director since January 2016, said, “Our purpose is to offer the opportunity for renewal, reconciliation, healing and transformation for every participant. We do this with welcoming hospitality, the expertise of program facilitators, and our serene, eight-acre, Sonoran Desert environment that includes open spaces for meditation, prayer and reflection.” Retreats include “Healing of Memories” for veterans and first responders, “Boundless Compassion” for all those seeking to live and share compassion, mercy and justice, “Leading Well” for clergy and ministry leaders, “Spiritual Director Training,” and the annual, “Lutherhostels.” Personal retreats have attracted 189 participants during the first five months of 2017. Andersen added, “Our mission is to provide the supportive environment and resources for people to freely discovery their calling.” Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center is a unique local and global resource for personal renewal. Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer at Terros and can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

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Engage With S.T.E.A.M. At Foothills Academy A second session of S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Foothills Academy will be held July 31–August 4. Each student will receive a STEAM Camp Exploration Kit. Sibling discounts are available, as is before and after care. Students must bring their own snacks and a packed lunch. The S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp is designed with an integrated approach to learning. Students will put on their thinking caps to investigate a variety of questions and problems within indoor and outdoor spaces. Just a few of the ideas that will be explored: Mad Science, Bubblology, Energy Differently, Water Magic and Newton’s Antics. The program is for students entering grades 1 through 6. The camp will run from 9am–3pm. The registration fee is $225, and spaces are limited. Contact Mary Beth Abbey at 480.444.8522 or mabbey@foothillsacademy.com for additional details. The camp will be held at the Foothills Academy College Preparatory Elementary Campus S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace, 4720 East Lone Mountain Road in Cave Creek. Learn more at www.foothillsacademy.com.


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Chamber Welcomes Vitanya With Ribbon Cutting

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Vitanya NE Scottsdale June 6. Vitanya offers wellness performance programs for military veteran, law enforcement and first responder groups. The Vitanya programs focus on stress, sleep and nutrition, with the goal of reducing brain fog and increasing focus and productivity. Vitanya utilizes advanced, noninvasive Bio-signal measurement, monitoring technologies and brain training to gain valuable information, then applies principles of nutrition, exercise and restful behaviors to help restore the brain to a balance that is unique to individuals. Since the brain is the “central processing unit� for the body, better brain function improves sleep, restfulness, overall performance and helps improve immune function. Vitanya NE Scottsdale is located at 8700 East Vista Bonita Drive, Suite 140. For additional information, call 480.257.3363 or visit www.vitanya.com/ ne-scottsdale.

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Why Carefree Changed The Timing Of The Annual Carefree Christmas Parade By Les Peterson, Carefree Mayor

Carefree has received a number of questions inquiring about the reasons why the annual Christmas Parade was changed from a nighttime parade to a daytime parade. Be assured that this was a very considered decision, and it was made only after substantial discussions with the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, with whom Carefree partners sponsoring this parade, many local merchants and the police and others who manage traffic before and after the parade. There were a number of factors supporting this change. On the positive side, most major parades take place during daylight hours — like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade, to name a few. Most parades in small town America take place during the midday hours. But, besides the popularity of daylight parades, there were also other pertinent factors that played into this decision to change the timing for the Christmas parade. These included the decreased participation of lighted floats in Carefree’s Christmas parade in recent years. Another reason was that for a nighttime parade, parade viewers had to arrive early to secure prime viewing locations, but in so doing they blocked access to our merchants for an entire Saturday afternoon. But the most compelling, and controlling, aspect of our discussions was doing our best to enhance the safety of the many people viewing the parade - and returning to their cars in darkness after the parade. Returning to their cars in darkness after a nighttime parade is more dangerous than returning during daylight hours. Visibility on dark, unlighted streets is significantly less than during daylight hours. Every year the police would tell us about near accidents of a car skidding to a stop within a few feet of a young family pushing a stroller as they returned to their car after the parade. The Town of Carefree just couldn’t, in good conscience, continue a practice that brought on this higher level of risk caused by the darkness. Carefree definitely wanted to keep the Christmas parade, but we wanted to make it as safe as possible. Our discussions with many other municipalities supported the decision to move the Carefree Christmas parade to a daytime execution. Other municipalities who have moved to daytime parades are experiencing greater participation of floats and viewers than their previous nighttime parades. The initial response to Carefree’s daytime parade parallels theirs. We are receiving greater levels of interest in participation in the Carefree Christmas parade during daylight hours than we have seen in many years. We are looking forward to building upon the Carefree Christmas tradition which has been built during the last decade. Join us in celebrating the entire Christmas Season.


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CCUSD Inspire Excellence Awards Presented L-R: CCUSD superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick and Nancy Shaver, principal at Lone Mountain Elementary.

Dr. Debbi Burdick and Kent Frison, Ph.D., associate superintendent of operations and finance.

• 30 years: Johna M. Jacobson and Jocelyn D. Raught • 25 years: Patricia A. Cupo, Sara C. Jahns, Regina M. Durbin-Miller and Carol A. Newburg • Administration: Kent Frison, Ph.D. • Rookie of the Year: Kathlyn Chisholm, Kendra Frigard and David Savidge, Ed.D. • Certified: Cameron Bender, Eric DeVore, Jessie Dizdarevic, Dreama Kyler-Emnett, Kristi Hartmann, Christine Huguley, Deanna Pipitone, Cindy Puschak, Raquel Torregrosa and Allison Zilka • Certified Substitute: Alisa Rogoff • Classified/Support Staff: Brandi Aaronson, Rebecca Crawford, Barbara Kulfan, Terrie Landsberger, Hector Lopez, Jill Machin, James Maher, Wendy McAtee, Nancy McCrosson, Roy Price, Sara Ruth, Kari Smith, Tracy Steffan, Magdalene Stickel • Community Members/Volunteers: Virgel Cain, Jr., BethAnne Countrymen, Nicole Steiner, Melissa Ladendorf, Jana Loewe, Irene O’Hare, Christy Pine and Jessica Spencer

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5047 E. RANCHO TIERRA DRIVE, CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331

6421 E. GLORIA LANE, CAVE CREEK Separate living areas for an active family on a walled acre with horse privileges, storage buildings, and sparkling pool. Two BR, bath, den loft and flex room upstairs. Master BR and bath, large kitchen with ample counter space, formal dining and large living room with vaulted ceiling, downstairs. Two-car garage and attached 3-car carport. No HOA. MLS#5542733 REDUCED $455,000

Uniquely designed custom home in one of the Foothills’ finest subdivisions. Over-sized 1.5 acre lot with room for two horses, a pool or just enjoy the natural desert space. Master suite with wood burning fireplace, huge covered outside balcony, walk-in closet, and large double sink vanity area on second level. Two bedrooms, full bath, bright eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room with gas fireplace, and formal living room with vaulted ceilings on the ground floor. Large basement is 75% complete, ducted for heat and cooling with 3/4 bath for any number of uses. MLS#5578109 UNDER CONTRACT $499,000

CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS PROPERTY 9214 E Sunrise Circle, Lot #29. A generous 1.27 acres of exquisite views to surrounding mountains. On a private cul-de-sac, easy to build property. All utilities available. An excellent investment in Carefree. MLS#5154302 REDUCED $168,500

CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 OFF THE GRID, BUT CLOSE TO TOWN This multi-generational compound is truly off the grid with solar, propane, generator, well and satellite communication. Just 30 minutes from Carefree at 3600’ elevation and surrounded by Tonto National Forest, there is a main house, a guest house and an artist’s studio on a 5 acre patented mining mill site. Call for appointment. MLS#5505948 UNDER CONTRACT $370,000

1.36 ACRE LOT – CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS A rare opportunity to own and build on this exceptional lot which includes a tennis court. Ample room to build your dream home, affording exquisiteviews to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. Grading and drainage plans included with the lot. MLS#5445230 REDUCED $168,000

EXCLUSIVE TONTO HILLS LOTS LOT 85, Yucca Lane. Spacious 1.9 acre lot on quiet cul-de-sac location with water, electricity and phone at the street. Up to 4 horses allowed. Priceless views! MLS#557537 $135,000 LOT 149, Deer Trail Road. Fabulous, high, 1.81 acre view lot with water, electric, and phone. Striking homes on all sides, boulder strewn arroyo adds instant landscape character. MLS#5317571 REDUCED $139,000

Superb 1 acre building lot in area of million dollar homes. Walking distance to Carefree shops and restaurants, yet private and gated. Black Mountain views could be out the windows of your custom home. MLS#5445335 REDUCED $168,000

CAREFREE COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE ANOTHER NEW Classic, Modern Landmark Office Building Now for Lease. Corner of Elbow Bend & Nonchalant. 7405 Nonchalant, 2,500 sq.ft. New building. Seven Luxury Office Suites, 234-410 sq.ft. Can be combined. Turnkey ready. Tile and carpeting throughout. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. A home office away from home. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE GALLERIA 3755 Hum Road. 3 suites available, ground floor 710, 710, and 1,128 sq.ft. Excellent exposure for retail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available. Two 2nd floor offices, elevator access. 710 and 720 sq.ft. Private baths, individual heating and cooling. Excellent views. CAREFREE CORNERS 7509 Cave Creek Road. Corner of Elbow Bend & Cave Creek Road. 2 suites available, 3,165 sq.ft. each. Multi-use building with roll up rear doors for assemblage, work area, 13 ft to graduating 18 ft ceiling. Front for showplace displays and office. Modified gross lease available. Excellent exposure. 14 EASY ST in Carefree is the address for another upscale retail establishment. Excellent visibility. 565 sq.ft. Inside bath and individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available to qualified tenant. 22 EASY ST 2 story plus basement building, 5,535 sq.ft. Excellent exposure. Ideal furniture, galleries, upscale retail, etc. Lease back available to qualified buyer. Offered for $875,000.

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Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) held its “Inspire Excellence Awards” Wednesday, May 18, at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. The Inspire Excellence Awards are the highest honor given to employees, community member and volunteers of CCUSD. Janiene Marlow, director of human resource and recognition committee member said, “We want to congratulate all the recipients of our Inspire Excellence Awards for 2017. We are a better district because of their service.” CCUSD congratulated: • Retirees: Krista Collins, Bonnie Fioramonti, Sandra Forsythe, Stephanie Gamber, Harry Guilds, Marcia Jones, Barbara Kulfan, Jennifer Purvis, David Serviss, Nancy Shaver and John Stoner

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The Town of Carefree’s Kiwanis Splash Park continues its second season in the Carefree Desert Gardens. Open every day from 9am-7pm, the splash park season runs April–October. The Kiwanis Club of Carefree donated the funds so that local families and their children could have a place to escape the heat while enjoying the beautiful surrounding views of Carefree. In keeping with the Carefree Desert Garden theme, the park has an exciting, one-of-a-kind addition – the artful scorpion centered within the splash pad named “KIWANI.” When visitors least expect it, the scorpion sprays its jets, creating a magical, nature-inspired play environment. Families are welcome to enjoy the Kiwanis Splash Park for free, and are also encouraged to visit and take pictures of the new 30-ton sand sculpture of a tortoise and her babies, created by renowned artist Ray Villafane, at the nearby Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, and on display through Labor Day. For more information, check the town website, www.visitcarefree.com.

The Kiwanis Marketplace Seeks Volunteers The Kiwanis Club of Carefree, a nonprofit organization, is seeking volunteer assistance for the Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store, 6535 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. With nearly three years of operation, the Kiwanis Marketplace is in need of additional volunteer staff to help run the retail establishment. Proceeds support Kiwanis Club of Carefree scholarships and other programs for children of the North Valley. The Kiwanis Marketplace is open from 9am–1pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Interested parties can apply at the store or call Craig Lemke, general manager at 480.488.7169. Flexible scheduling is available. Volunteers are asked to contribute three-four hour shifts each week or every other week with flexible scheduling. Volunteer talents will be used in areas such as: • Sales floor customer assistance • Greeter • Cashier and Assistant Cashier

• Book, CD, and DVD sorting and pricing • Pricing and stocking of household goods • Jewelry sales and pricing • Linens processing • Electrical shop and hardware processing • Donation unloading, sorting, and delivery • Furniture pick up • Scheduling of customer pick ups The valuable volunteer assistance allows the Kiwanis Club of Carefree Benefit Foundation to continue its mission to help children recognize and develop their potential. Ranked one of the top 10 largest Kiwanis clubs in the world, the Carefree organization has nearly 200 members, and meets Wednesdays 12–1:30pm at Harold’s Corral (no meeting July 5). For additional information, visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org or call 480.488.8400.


MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting At Cartwright’s Members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce were present Tuesday, June 13, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine. Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine’s goal is to offer a true western dining experience, honoring the legacy of the American West. Not only do they take great pride in their food, drinks and service, they also aim to preserve Arizona’s heritage by sharing in the traditions of generations past. The restaurant fuses top quality beef, game and seafood with locally grown produce and foraged ingredients from its own surrounding deserts and forests, and present them in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, rich in Arizona history. The restaurant is located at 6710 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.8031 or visit www.cartwrightsmoderncuisine.com.

Save The Date: Wild West Days 2017

Wild West Days Cave Creek, one of Arizona’s largest western celebrations, and a Town of Cave Creek (www.cavecreek.org) signature event, will celebrate its 15th year by welcoming more than 10,000 people to the heart of one of America’s most authentic western towns. Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (www.cavecreekmerchants.com), Wild West Days 2017 will take place November 2–5 throughout the town. Visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com for updated information.

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July, our first month of real monsoon storms. The wonderful lifegiving rains of our summer season. June is behind us with those record-breaking temperatures and now it’s heat and humidity, but to those of us who stay, the reawakening of the desert is amazing. Green shading overtakes the browns that have been MAYOR so common. Town of Cave Creek Look closely and appreciate the 480.488.1400 subtle changes. It’s a time for renewed www.cavecreek.org diligence maintaining the chemical balance in your pool, especially after a dust storm! Early and late are still the keys for outdoor chores. I’m writing this on June 15, the day after the softball field shootings in Virginia and, quite frankly, it’s very difficult to pretend I am not extremely concerned for the future of our country. You see, I am a registered Republican with very strong Libertarian leanings. This means I want the government to do the things they are charged with. I want them to protect us from our enemies; I want passable roads; I want interstate commerce (without a bastardization of the Commerce Clause); I want to maintain the right to say things some might find offensive and in turn be offended by the words of others who do not agree with me. No need for violence, just an understanding that we can’t agree on all things all the time. I want a country where there are actions and consequences. Most of the problems encountered by individuals in our society are the direct result of their own poor personal decisions. I want a country where the rights and beliefs of minority groups do not take priority over the majority. You see, I really don’t care who you sleep with or what you put into your body as long as I don’t have to pay for any of your personal consequences. I want a country where the media gives us actual facts, (not cherry-picked versions to inflame). Right now, my friends on the left are applauding as are my friends on the right at that last statement. If you are, you really don’t get what is happening. Many elected officials (both sides) are owned by the corporations and lobbyists. That is who they do their bidding for, not us. But by dividing us they achieve the upper hand that they may better serve their masters. Congressmen from both sides have what they call “elevator conversations” at the capitol. Honest, frank exchanges about problems we have. Then the doors open and it’s back to adversarial positions. We know what challenges lay before us and it shouldn’t be each other!

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Students Give Back To Community Through Superintendent’s Challenge Dr. Debbi Burdick, superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), implemented the Superintendent’s Challenge in the 2012-13 school year. The Challenge started with Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) students and Sonoran Trails Middle School (STMS) students. CSHS students who earned 200 hours by their senior year would receive an honor cord to wear at graduation. In the 2014-15 school year, Dr. Burdick furthered the Challenge for CSHS students — any CSHS student who completed 200 hours in one school year

• Class of 2017: 2,648 would receive a varsity letter. Dr. Burdick noted that, “Completing 200 hours of community service on top of academic responsibilities and membership in clubs and athletics is meaningful, yet hard work, and so deserving of a Varsity Letter. The students who complete 200 plus hours are an inspiration to their peers and adults in our community.” Sonoran Trails Middle School students, seventh and eighth grades, need to accrue 25 hours for each school year to complete the Challenge for that school year. The seventh -grade students receive a certificate and pin and are recognized by the Superintendent at their Awards Ceremony. The eighthgrade students are recognized by the Superintendent at their promotion ceremony with a certificate and medal. In the 2014-15 school year, the Challenge was opened to the fifth and

sixth grades at all five CCUSD elementary schools. The elementary students who accrue 15 hours in one school year are recognized by the Superintendent with a certificate — either at an awards ceremony or in their classroom. Black Mountain Elementary School principal, Matt Owsley, said, “It is great being in a district that realizes the importance of developing children academically, as well as socially and emotionally. Not only do we talk about character, but we value actions that are at the foundation of great character.” Here are the grand totals of community service hours, given back to the community by CCUSD students, for the 2016-17 school year:

• Class of 2018: 2,220.25 • Class of 2019: 2,023.68 • Class of 2020: 1,528.8 • STMS Eighth Grade: 1,157.4 • STMS Seventh Grade: 1,546.2 • CCUSD Sixth Grade: 1,993.45 • CCUSD Fifth Grade: 2,403.33 Grand Total: 15,521.11 hours Dr. Burdick said, “I couldn’t be prouder of our 330 CCUSD students who met the challenge and gave back over 15,000 hours of service to our community. They are raising the bar for the future and are exemplars for our younger students — congratulations!” For information about CCUSD, call 480.575.2000 or visit www.ccusd93.org.

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center Races For Cancer The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Cave Creek-Carefree is set for September 23, from 6pm–2am and Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, an event partner, will be part of the action at Black Mountain Elementary School. The physical address of the school is 33606 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center participants will meet at the track and walk it through the night. To serve as a relay team member, enter online at www.foothillsfoodbank. com. To donate, visit the Foothills Food Bank website and click on the Cave Creek Relay for Life tab, or send a check to the American Cancer Society in the name of the Foothills Food Bank. For details, visit www.facebook.com/rflcavecreek or www.cavecreekrelay.org.

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will be onsite. Guests to Harold’s can also help the Foothills Food Bank by donating canned goods or money. Those making a donation that night will be entered to win a prize. Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce are also supporting the event as sponsors. Patrons are encouraged to take a staycation and spend the weekend exploring the many shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in the area. Carefree Resort & Conference Center is offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend. For more details, call 480.488.5300 or visit www. carefree-resort.com. For information about the “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza,” contact Harold’s Corral at 480.488.1906 or www.haroldscorral.com; the Roadhouse at 480.488.3300 or www. hideawayroadhouse.com; or The Buffalo Chip Saloon at 480.488.9118 or www.buffalochipsaloon.com.

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Celebrate Independence Day early at one of the Valley’s biggest parties. Cave Creek’s spectacular “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” takes place after sunset Monday, July 3, and is being hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road; Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road; and The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, children’s activities, food and drink specials at all three 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 are safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s, making the largest display in Cave Creek one of the most exhilarating shows in the Valley. Admission is free at all three restaurants with open seating, first come first serve. At Harold’s Corral, reserved seats outside are available for $15 for a two-top, $20 for a four-top and $35 for a 10-top. Live music will be a highlight, with the Crown Kings playing inside from 8:30pm–1am, and Hillbilly Deluxe energizing the crowd outside from 7–11:30pm. While admission is free at Harold’s, it does not include game zone activities or food. The outside bar and BBQ will be cash only, and ATMs

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Bryan’s Brings Back Seasonal Favorite For six years, one of the barbecue favorites at Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek has been the Summer Tomato sandwich — even a hardworking cowboy or cowgirl wants a change now and then. The sandwich returned to Byan’s menu in June, and chef/owner Bryan Dooley knows this one is here to stay. He says that people wait all season for this mouth-watering taste of summer. Created by Dooley, the sandwich is dripping with his housemade Molasses Dijon Spread, layered with succulent summer tomatoes that have been topped with his house smoked salt, then layered with red onion and topped with watercress. The bread itself is a whole other story — grilled to buttery perfection. According to Dooley, “People have been begging me to put this sandwich back on the menu. They all had to wait until the pick of the summer crop of tomatoes was in. I feel like ringing the restaurant triangle to call in the cowhands — it’s here and come and get it.” Dooley continued, “We also have our watermelon wedges, drizzled in the best honey and mixed with some cardamom to bring a whole new flavor aspect to this mouth-watering refresher.” Other great menu items include Caramel Corn on the Cob, with homemade caramel sauce artfully spread over the corn, and the Pulled Squash sandwich, topped with Bryan’s barbecue sauce and placed on a pillow-like bun. In addition to the vegetarian choices, for the past few years there has been a secret sandwich that only a few know about — the Beef-O-Mater. As Bryan Dooley tells it, “One day a customer came up to the window and said, ‘I love the Brisket sandwich but want the Summer Tomato too! I can’t decide what to do.’ I said, ‘have both in one’ and hence the Beef-O-Mater was born.” Dooley combines the best of both into one gigantic, good bite. It’s not on the menu — diners will have to ask for it. Bryan’s Barbecue is located at 6130 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.575.7155 or visit www.bryansbbq.com.

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July Chamber Events The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event. The next Chamber Mixer will be held Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30–7pm. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). The mixer will be held at Carefree Coverings, 20875 North Pima Road, Suite C110, in Scottsdale. To learn more about Carefree Coverings, call 480.502.3223 or visit www.carefreecoverings.com. The Chamber will hold its monthly Business Breakfast Wednesday, July 27, from 8–9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek (www.haroldscorral.com). Join Chamber members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The cost to attend is $7 for members and $15 for non-members. To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


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Who’s Ready To Party?

Big Earl’s annual Bash returns

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Big Earl’s Greasy Eats owner Brooke Butler wants to help residents escape the heat and boredom of the summer months — even if only for one night. “I’m not saying I have the cure for the summer blues,” says Butler, “but for one night, I have a solution. You all know what I’m talking about people, it’s the Sixth Annual White Trash Bash at Big Earl’s.” For those who have yet to experience the Bash, Butler offers a brief history of the event. “In 2012, a local writer for a local newspaper in town wrote an article about the previous owner, Kim Brennan, calling her ‘white trash.’ She saw this as an opportunity to turn it into a party. And boy did she! The whole town came out in support of her and wanted an excuse to party. Now fast forward five years and five huge, fun and memorable parties later, we are about to have our sixth white trash bash. I am proud to carry on the tradition that has become a party the town’s people look forward to every year.” As always, there will be a trailer in the front yard accompanied by a clothes line, flamingos and, according to Butler, “so much PBR Beer and Jell-O shots you won’t know what to do with yourself.” The event includes a costume contest, which Butler says might be the funniest thing of the entire night. Like last year and years before, the contest categories include Best camel toe and Best moose knuckle; Trashiest couple at the trailer park; and new this year: Best men’s romper and Best leg competition. “It’s hot, sticky, sweaty, fun and dubbed as the best party in Cave Creek in the summertime,” says Butler. “It’s inappropriate and hilarious all mixed together in a perfect combination.” The party promises new and exciting games and attractions this year…maybe even an inflatable waterslide, and a DJ that will keep the party going all night and food any trailer park party would be proud of. Buttler adds, “Come on out July 22, 8pm–2am, to our adults only party. Dress to impress and get out your best overalls, mullets, beer bellies, curlers, slippers, spam, Slim Jim’s and Pringle cans. Put it on your calendar people, it’s the one event all summer you don’t want to miss.” Big Earl’s Greasy Eats is located at 6135 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.575.7889 or visit www.bigearlsgreasyeats.com.

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FOREVER FAMILIES / BY CLINT WILLIAMS Aid to Adoption of Special Kids Jorge is very calm. And a little bit fearless. Carefully positioned and mic’d up for a television interview, Jorge focused on the questions and his answers as a bee crawled on his bare arm. Repeated efforts by the crew to shoo away the bee failed. The bee returned time and again to explore Jorge’s skin. The sixth-grader was unflappable throughout. Did he consider swatting the bee? “No,” Jorge says, smiling. “The bee is very little and I’m very big.” Besides, he adds, “I do love bees because they make us honey and they make our flowers grow beautiful.” His love of bees is in keeping with Jorge’s love of the outdoors. His favorite sports are baseball and football. He enjoys doing landscaping chores around the house. “I like to work with my hands,” Jorge says. “I like being creative with my hands.” That hands-on creativity extends from the backyard, where he likes to build clubhouses, to the classroom, where he likes to build science projects. “There was this pretty cool project I did at school,” Jorge says. “It

was this science project and it was about making a castle out of cups and napkins.” Jorge says science is his favorite subject in school. “When I grow up, I really want to be an engineer in the Navy,” he says. Jorge is hoping to soon find a forever family that will help him grow up to be an engineer. “I would like my forever family to be a mom that really cares about me,” he says. “And I’ll take care of her.” Jorge says he would prefer to be an only child. Jorge is bi-lingual and says he would like to be in a home where he can speak English and Spanish. Oh, and one more thing. “The thing I really like,” Jorge says, “is fashion and hair styles and brands of shoes.” Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment each week between 5–6am on Channel 12 (KPNX). For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) at 602.930.4900, or visit www.aask-az.org.

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In a rally cry to support one of their own, the “Arizona Seven” are reuniting for the 7 Chef Fund Up, a pair of communal dining events hosted in support of fellow chef Kelly Fletcher (formerly of House of Tricks, Zen Culinary). Fletcher recently fell seriously ill to a life-threatening infection that spread throughout his body, rendering him bedridden in the ICU for weeks, and on home-rest there-after. His medical bills have skyrocketed, and without health insurance, are sure to claim his financial life. Hosted at Crudo restaurant in Phoenix, both events are the latest can’t-miss culinary adventures from the collective known as the Arizona Seven, a rotating group of top local chefs (full list below) who come together to host exciting multi-chef, multicourse dinners to help raise awareness and appreciation of the Arizona food scene. The Seven Chef Fund Up will feature Keenan Bosworth (Pig & Pickle), Cullen Campbell (Crudo, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails), Jacob Cutino (Homeboy’s Hot Sauce), Josh Hebert (Posh Improvisational Cuisine, Hot Noodles Cold Sake), Scott Holmes (Little Miss BBQ), Stephen Jones (The Larder + The Delta), Bernie Kantak (Citizen Public House, The Gladly) and Gio Osso (Nico, Virtù Honest Craft). The first of two events was held in June. The second event will be held Monday, July 31, at 6pm, where the Arizona Seven will host a multicourse dinner at Crudo for $150++ pp with 100 percent of the proceeds going to pay down Fletcher’s medical expenses. Even tastier, this one-night-only dinner will feature a menu penned by chef Fletcher, but with each of the chefs doing their own riff on his dishes. Crudo is located at 3603 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.358.8666 or visit www.crudoaz.com. For tickets, visit http://7cheffundup.bpt.me.

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AROUND TOWN

July 12

Kendrick Lamar Gila River Arena www.gilariverarena.com; 623.772.3800

July 18

July 12

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream July 13

Catherine Russell

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds

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Musical Instrument Museum

July 13 – Aug. 26

Chase Field

A Bench in the Sun

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Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com; 480.314.0841

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Fabulous Phoenix 4th

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Steele Indian School Park www.phoenix.gov

July 19

Chris Isaak Celebrity Theatre

July 4

July 19

Red, White & Cool Scottsdale 4th

Ann Hampton Callaway

Westworld of Scottsdale www.scottsdale4th.com

Musical Instrument Museum

July 4

Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever

July 19

Tempe Town Lake Festival Tempe Town Lake www.tempe4th.com

Talking Stick Resort Arena

July 7–16

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July 5

Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics Talking Stick Resort Arena www.phoenixmercury.com

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Arizona Broadway Theatre at Herberger Theater Center www.herbergertheater.org; 602.258.9481

July 8

July 5–16

Paris Chansons

My Pet Dinosaur

Celebrity Theatre

11th Annual Christmas in July

July 6

Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600, Ext.1.

July 14

Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court www.visitglendale.com

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx

July 9

Judy Collins

July 20–23

School of Rock

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Federspiel

July 6

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org; 623.336.6001

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Seussical

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Theater Works www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930

Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty

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Musical Instrument Museum

July 14–15

J. Cole

Murphy Park Amphitheater www.visitglendale.com; 623.930.2299

July 20

Feufollet

July 8

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Glendale Summer Band Concert Series

July 14

Anthony Hamilton

Musical Instrument Museum

Great AZ Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Gila River Arena

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July 21–23

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Chase Field

July 16

Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

July 7

Lucy Kaplansky

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July 17

July 11

Daryl Hall & John Oates & Tears For Fears

Celebrity Theatre

Gila River Arena

Tony Bennett

July 21 – Aug. 20

Saturday Night Fever Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

July 21

Summer Music Series: Brian Chartrand & Friends Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151


Pharoah Sanders Quartet Musical Instrument Museum

July 28

Los Morenos Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

July 28

Summer Music Series: Walt Richardson & Friends Phoenix Theatre

July 22

Billy Cobham & The Spectrum 40 Band

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July 22

Dry Heat All-Star Comedy Review Celebrity Theatre www.dryheatclassic.com

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Summer Music Series: Leon J. Phoenix Theatre

July 23

Opera & Gelato Film Fest: La Fanciulla del West July 28

Arizona Opera Center Black Box www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

House of Stairs Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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July 29

Summer Music Series: We 3

Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix Theatre

July 24–26

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves

July 30

Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Stars

Chase Field

Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Amadou and Mariam Musical Instrument Museum

Aug. 4

Whiskey Kiss Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 4

Chuck Hall

July 25

UB40 icons Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue with Matisyahu and Raging Fyah

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 5

Murder at the Pie Auction

The Marquee Theater www.luckymanonline.com

Act One Youth Theater www.actoneyouththeater.org

July 25

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie with The Wallflowers

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Reckless Kelly Musical Instrument Museum

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Samantha Fish

Musical Instrument Museum

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Mokoomba Musical Instrument Museum

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“Grand Canyon, El Tovar Scene” by Louis Akin, 1906, chromolithograph

Three New Summer Exhibitions At Western Spirit Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West opened three new exhibitions in June, which continue through the end of 2017, spotlighting the Grand Canyon, Western Film history, and the bronze sculptures of Prescott artist John Coleman. Grand Canyon Grandeur, on loan from The A.P. Hays Collection will show through December 31. This exhibition includes more than 50 striking and historically important portrayals of one of the world’s most revered natural wonders. Oil paintings, watercolors and prints dating from the 1850s to the 1930s capture the ecological, sociological and visual diversity of the Grand Canyon, while showcasing a range of artistic styles such as naturalism, impressionism and abstraction. Thomas Moran, Eanger Irving “Pow Wow Promenade” by John Coleman, Couse, Gustave Baumann and 2006, bronze Gunnar Widforss are among the celebrated artists included in this exhibition. Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes is an ongoing exhibition that includes a selection of more than 20 bronze sculptures by the award-winning sculptor and painter. The exhibition celebrates one of the nation’s most important artists of the American West, as well as the arts patronage of collectors Frankie and Howard Alper. Coleman’s stories about Native American culture are conveyed throughout the exhibition, as his artistic process is illuminated. The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History runs through September 30, 2018. This inaugural exhibition features Western Film posters, lobby cards and associated ephemera and memorabilia dating from the 1800s to the present, curated from the world’s largest — and most historically important and inclusive — collection of Western Film graphic arts. The first of many planned exhibitions featuring posters and objects from the collection, it celebrates the American West, cowboys, Native Americans, the history of the movie industry, and the power of the West’s cultural legacies. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located at 3830 North Marshall Way in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.686.9539 or visit www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org.


Congratulations to our April winner, Sharon Sanders. She won tickets to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Sanders said, “We really enjoyed the play! I took my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter.” L–R: Michael Helton, Sharon Sanders, Olivia Helton and Dana Helton

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Arizona Craft Beverage won Arizona Distillery of the Year for the second time from the New York International Spirits Competition, announced in May. In addition, Arizona Craft Beverage’s Elgin Distillery, won gold for its Arizona Straight Bourbon in the nation’s top spirits competitions. The first award came from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where the bourbon won a gold medal. Next, the distillery won gold medals for both Arizona Distillery of the Year and the bourbon itself at the New York International Spirits Competition. Most recently, it won the gold medal in the Los Angeles International Spirits competition. The Arizona Straight Bourbon sells for $65 per 375 ml bottle. It is available at the distillery, as well as Total Wine, Old Town Ale House in Casa Grande, Lucidi in Peoria and Hacienda Del Sol in Tucson. Beginning in August, it will be available for direct shipment throughout Arizona. For information, call 520.329.5266 or visit www.azcraftbev.com. Photo courtesy of Arizona Craft Beverage

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Cover teaser: Caprese Omlette, Original Breakfast House; On this page: Chilaquiles, The Market by Jennifer

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Arizona Breakfast Weekend Returns This Month Valley chefs and restaurateurs are uniting for an event that celebrates the most important meal of the day: breakfast. The third annual Arizona Breakfast Weekend, sponsored by Hickman’s Family Farms, hits eateries July 27-30. Diners will enjoy special dishes at breakfast and brunch spots around the Valley. The brainchild of and produced by Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA), Arizona Breakfast Weekend offers lovers of all things egg, bacon and toast the chance to dine on special breakfast dishes and brunch experiences at restaurants, diners and hotels around the Valley. Chefs will have the chance to curate new recipes and to wow breakfast lovers by elevating and celebrating the morning meal. Breakfast Weekend will feature three dining price points ($7, $10 or $15) and each restaurant that participates will offer a signature dish or combination that corresponds with the price point. With breakfast being such a popular meal, some restaurants may choose to offer a “breakfast for dinner” option July 28 and 29. “For two years now, Arizona Breakfast Weekend has been wowing diners around the state,” says ARA president and CEO, Steve Chucri. “We look forward to its continued success, and growth, for years to come.” “We like to think that Arizona Breakfast Weekend presents restaurants with new opportunities — whether to offer diners a totally new menu or to tweak and expand their existing breakfast and brunch menus,” Chucri adds. “Arizona Breakfast Weekend brings the same level of culinary excellence, creativity and diversity as diners have come to expect from Arizona Restaurant Week — but with the added benefit of starting off your day with us.” Confirmed restaurants include Hash Kitchen — Scottsdale and Arcadia, The Original Breakfast House, Paul Martin’s, Ticoz, Perk Eatery and The Market by Jennifer’s. Nearly 50 restaurants participated last year, and it is anticipated that number will increase this year. Visit www.arizonabreakfastweekend.com for full list of participating restaurants and menus.

Opened just eight months ago, Sonata’s Restaurant in Scottsdale is set to celebrate its first summer in the Valley. With summer comes some variety to the restaurant’s heavier European dishes, and new seasonal hours. Chief operating officer and chief designer Deividas Molocajevas, says of the menu tweaks, “With diner’s appetites adjusting to the summer weather, we thought it was the perfect time to introduce some lighter versions of some of our most popular menu items to align with the season.” Sonata’s new Wild Mushroom Flatbread features baked naan bread topped with caramelized onions, fontina cheese sauce, a touch of white truffle oil and balsamic reduction with herbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The Chicken Shashlik, a new take on the restaurant’s Pork Shashlik, is served with cool and creamy hummus. Pork lovers can still order the original Pork Shashlik dish served over a bed of rice. In addition to new menu items, lighter fare on Sonata’s menu includes the Caprese Salad with buffalo cheese, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, tomato jam, pesto and toasted bread and the Artisan Green Salad with local organic greens, seasonal vegetables, feta and a red wine vinaigrette. Favorites such as the Kepta Duona, the Ruskie Perogies and Braised Beef Perogies remain traditional European staples of the menu. Throughout the summer, Sonata’s is open Tuesday through Thursday 4–10pm.; Friday, 4pm to midnight; Saturday, 11am to midnight; and Sunday, 11am–10pm. The restaurant is closed Mondays. For more, visit www.sonatasrestaurant.com.


A New Approach To Fitness: Functional Physical Performance

Dr. Mark B. Burdorf recently implemented a new therapy program, which his office is offering for free to area veterans for a limited time Statistics show that 22 veterans a day commit suicide because of severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) suffered while deployed, and Burdorf, a Scottsdale doctor, wants to do something about it. PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. According to information cited in an article published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, there are cognitive changes, and studies have found a nearly twofold increased risk of dementia associated with PTSD in veterans. “Getting effective treatment after PTSD events and single or multiple traumatic brain injuries can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function,” says Dr. Burdorf, “and that is why we have implemented PEMF therapy.” PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, and PEMF therapy is a way to recharge the body and improve circulation by using a certain halo and mat that sends

energy pulses to the body in a similar fashion as the earth. “Our bodies cells have energy, and if they have enough, they are healthy. If they don’t, then you get sick. Interacting with the Earth allows that energy to be absorbed into your body, but if you are not walking barefoot on a beach, in the grass or garden, or swimming in the ocean, a lake or a river, it’s difficult to get that energy,” says Dr. Burdorf. “Treatment is five times a week for two weeks to see if an effective change is reported. This two-week therapy will be performed at no charge,” says Dr. Burdorf, “as my way of giving back to those who served our country and provide us the freedom we enjoy.” Those with any implanted electoral devices such as spinal cord stimulator, pacemaker, cochlear implant or brain stimulator cannot participate in this therapy. To find out more about this program, contact Dr. Burdorf’s office at 480.951.5006 and ask about the Veteran’s PTSD Program or email them at staff@drburdorf.com. Appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis, and there are limited spots available each day. Dr. Burdorf is located at 8140 East Cactus Road, Suite 739, in Scottsdale.

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Physical performance specialist and former MLB strength and conditioning coach, Mike Henriques focuses on improving daily functions. The resistance that many Americans have toward physical exercise may be due to scientific data that doesn’t link gym visits to “real” benefits, at least those that make sense to their daily lives. Start Clinic Performance has a new approach, “functional performance” — how exercise improves daily function to help more Americans commit to regular activity. “Most people can’t comprehend what exercise can do for them. That’s why we focus on goals that make sense for each of our clients,” explains Henriques. “Those goals are different depending on your age, how physically active you’re required to be in your daily life and what you want to achieve through exercise.” The performance clinic can help serious and recreational golfers drive off the tee further, pro and amateur athletes improve performance, individuals who want the energy and stamina to complete a 5K run, work full time while taking classes parttime, or play with their grandkids. Henriques and Glen Halvorson, M.S., M.D., medical director for Start Clinic and Start Clinic Performance, follow the National Institutes for Health recommendation for regular exercise (varies depending on goals, but in general 150 minutes per week for health benefits), but they create individual plans to achieve an individual’s goals in an up-todate gym space located in North Central Phoenix. “Everyone wants a functional body,” explains Henriques. “It refers to how exercise benefits you, like increasing your confidence, mobility, strength, energy, mental clarity and your ability to manage weight.” Start Clinic and its performance center, Start Clinic Performance, are located at 4550 East Bell Road, Suite 150, in Phoenix. For information, call 602.795.3649 or visit www. startclinicperformance.com.

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United Way Offers Seven Ways To Avoid The ‘Summer Slide’

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With the start of each new school year, comes the excitement — principals greeting parents and welcoming back students, teachers setting up classrooms and preparing lesson plans, and parents and students shopping for new school supplies. While the journey is different for each DR. JAMES P. LEE student, with kindergarteners stepping Paradise Valley Unified School District into a classroom for the first time, middle schoolers selecting electives or high school seniors completing their Journey of Excellence, be assured that we are here every step of the way. As PVSchools starts the new school year August 9, I’d like to take a look back at just a few of the amazing accomplishment from the last school year. • According to the 2016 Auditor General’s Report, PVSchools continues to outperform both the state and peer district averages for the percent of funds spent in the classroom. • The graduating class of 2017 was offered nearly 2,000 scholarships worth more than $59.6 million. • For the second year in a row, a PV student has been named the winner of the Arizona Geography Bee. • PVSchools had six National Merit Finalists, 35 National Merit Commended students, two National Hispanics Scholars and one Flinn Scholar. • Once again, PVSchools made U.S. News & World Report Top High School List, Newsweek’s Best High School List and The Washington Post Most Challenging List. • Our staff accomplishments include Rodel Exemplary Principal Award, National Making IT Happen Award, National Speak Up Shout Out Award, National Heart if the Arts Award and Arizona Thespian Teachers of the Year. At PVSchools, we believe in choice. This is why we have committed to investing in our programs and teachers. New for the upcoming school year, we’ll offer a K-8 option: Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School. A few of our signature programs include STEAM, Suzuki Strings, Foreign Language Immersions programs (Mandarin and Spanish), North Valley Arts Academies, AVID, K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme and the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology. Even if you don’t live in the PVSchools boundaries, you can still attend one of our schools through open enrollment. Our enrollment period for the 2018-19 school year runs from September 1 through January 21, with Early Bird applications due by December 1. Begin your child’s Journey of Excellence at PVSchools. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning signature programs and open enrollment options, visit www.pvschools.net or call 602.449.2000.

School may be out, but the process of educating children shouldn’t come to an end for Valley parents. Which is why Valley of the Sun United Way is offering parents a comprehensive list of seven ways to preventing the “Summer Slide” — the phenomenon that occurs when children are not participating in educational programming throughout the summer and return to school less equipped to learn and succeed. To combat this “Summer Slide,” here are seven ways to keep children academically and physically engaged over the summer months: Enroll children in fun summer classes and programs with educational activities. Boys and Girls Clubs offers affordable after school and summer programming in several Valley areas. Programming focuses on academics, healthy choices and having fun, while encouraging participants to be caring, responsible citizens. Several local agencies will also host activities for Summer Learning Day, July 13. Visit www.bgca.org. Keep children active despite the summer heat. YMCA offers everything from fitness programming to child care and overnight camps for children across the Valley, all of which encourage teamwork development and physical fitness. ICan offers free youth programming in the East Valley, providing children with a safe place to go, and focusing on youth development, education, healthy lifestyles and job skills. Visit www. valleyymca.org. Get children outside when it’s not too hot. The Phoenix Zoo (www. phoenixzoo.org) offers children a summer of up-close animal encounters and hands-on-activities as well as art projects, games, nature play, hiking and more.

Keep children reading throughout the summer. The Maricopa County Summer Reading Program encourages children to read at least 20 minutes a day and offers weekly prize drawings, challenges and badges for participants. Several other libraries across the Valley also have summer programs for students and children of all ages. Visit www.maricopacountyreads.org. Challenge their minds with fun activities. Valley of the Sun United Way distributes School Readiness kits to children across Maricopa County and offers them for sale on their website. They are designed to help children ages 3- to 5-years-old prepare for school with 80 different activities. For more information on how to best use these kits, visit www.vsuw.org. Expose them to culture. Phoenix Public Library and several other cities offer Culture Passes to check out, which allows two people free admission into a variety of Valley destinations, like the Desert Botanical Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Phoenix Art Museum. Visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Ensure children are eating nutritiously. If children aren’t getting enough activity and exercise, obesity can set in. And for those families who are struggling to put food on the table, Summer Meal Locations ensure that children and teens ages 18 and younger who might not otherwise have access to meals over the summer, are able to have access to free meals at locations across the county. For more information, visit www.vsuw.org.

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Enjoy Low Rates & Poolside Fun At Tucson El Conquistador

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his summer, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson is keeping it cool with an entertaining lineup of daily activities for all ages, the debut of a brand-new Kids Club and offering some of the lowest rates of the year. Nearing completion of the largest renovation in its 35-year history, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador now offers an array of “Uniquely Southwest” experiences for the whole family. Summer guests can relax in a newly refreshed guestroom or cool down at the Desert Springs Oasis, which features sparking pools and a relaxing waterfall-fed cold plunge. Sun seekers can lounge around and enjoy a poolside cocktail, while the young and the restless splash down the 143-foot water slide and play in the separate fish-shaped children’s pool with interactive water features.Through August 31, 2017, the resort is offering its lowest rates of the year from just $129 per night. Guests can also take full advantage of the resort’s “Summer Better Than Others” programming, which runs through September 4 and offers a robust lineup of activities and entertainment daily for all ages, most of which are free. New this year, the resort’s on-site El Con Kids Club will be offering full-day, half-day and hourly camp programs Friday through Sunday for children ages 4-12. Club-goers will get the chance to experience the spirit of the Old West with fun activities lead by the resort’s recreation team members. As the sun begins to set, guests can continue to enjoy the spectacular views with dinner on the patio of the resort’s signature restaurant Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails for innovative dishes with a Southwestern flair. Children under the age of five also eat free all summer long with the purchase of an adult entrée. After dinner, the little ones can gather around several outdoor poolside fire pits for s’mores while parents enjoy a cocktail at the Colibri Lounge bar patio. On most evenings in the courtyard, a Native American flute player salutes the approaching night with music for a true Southwest experience. For reservations visit www.hiltonelconquistador.com or call 800.325.7832.

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Escape The Heat This Summer In Sedona This summer, escape the heat and head to Sedona for cooler temperatures and endless summer fun with Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa offering discounted stays, the Kansa-wand spa treatment and a new summer menu at SaltRock Southwest Kitchen. At 10 degrees cooler than and just a two-hour drive from Phoenix, Amara is the perfect summer getaway. Along with the Escape the Heat stay package, starting from $221 per night, guests can take full advantage of the outdoor grass courtyard that overlooks the infinity-edge saltwater pool and the iconic Cleopatra Red Rock Formation. Lawn games like cornhole and bocce ball are available daily and set the stage for the resort’s complimentary nightly social hour from 5–6pm. Every Friday and Saturday night through Labor Day, summer guests can take full advantage of Sedona’s rare “Dark Sky Designation” with “Stargazing & S’mores” in the courtyard, featuring a local astronomy expert who guides guests through high-tech stargazing using an interactive iPad that explores the solar system. Guests can toast marshmallows around the outdoor fire pits with complimentary s’mores kits and bundle up with blankets should the nights turn chilly. Executive chef Robert Hoffman of the resort’s signature restaurant, SaltRock Southwest Kitchen, new seasonal menu includes the Tempura Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Pan Seared Red Snapper and the Seasonal Gazpacho. SaltRock offers Southwestern-inspired cuisine that marries the fresh, light and seasonal approach to California cooking with culinary traditions and ingredients of the Southwest and the expansive outdoor patio offers a breathtaking setting under the stars with a majestic red rock backdrop. The resort’s award-winning Amara Spa will also offer its latest, Sedonainspired treatment, the Kansa Marma Point Facial, designed to harmonize the mind, body and spirit with the healing properties of Kansa wands. With six treatment rooms, the full-service Amara Spa offers massages, facials, body treatments, foot and hand rituals, nail services and a variety of perfectly paired spa packages. Amara Spa also boasts a private yoga studio with complimentary daily classes for resort guests, eucalyptus steam rooms and a retail boutique selling all-natural products. Book online at www.amararesort.com/ or call 877.488.1908 and mention rate code PHEAT.

Prescott Gem & Mineral Show The 14th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show and Sale will be held August 4–6. More than 60 vendors will offer a large variety of gem and mineral related products. Vendors will feature fine mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry, tools, findings and much more. Demonstrators will be on-site again this year demonstrating wire wrapping, Genie equipment, geode splitting and gold panning, and a face painter is back for children of all ages. The Junior Rock Hounds will exhibit a collection of minerals. And there will be a spinning wheel to win samples of the minerals they have collected. Every paid admission will be given a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win a prize. Every 30 minutes, a winning raffle ticket will be drawn for prizes donated by vendors and members. The Fluorescent Rock & Mineral tent will offer guests the opportunity to marvel at that a plain looking rock looks like under a black light. Additional member exhibitions will be available for viewing. The Gem & Mineral Show will be held at Prescott Valley Event Center, on the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Florentine. This indoor show provides free parking. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, veterans and students; children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission.


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Poet Mary Kaye and her daughters from the 2016 Cowboy Poets Gathering

Thirtieth Annual Gathering Of Cowboy Poets Set For Mid-August

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One of Prescott’s most popular events will take the stage at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center August 10–12. More than 50 authentic cowboy poets and singers will perform for two days and three nights to share their heritage and the culture of the American cowboy. Featured performers include Dave Stamey, Trinity Seely and Don Edwards. The theme for this year’s gathering is “A Long Way Home,” and features a poster by artist George Molnar. Attendees can enjoy free day sessions where they can meet several performers and hear poems and music, or attend ticketed night performances, enjoying stories and songs about the colorful culture and history that celebrate the true American cowboy. “It’s been an amazing 30 years and it’s thanks to our hard-working volunteers that have dedicated their time to bring this event to Prescott for so many years,” stated the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering’s board president Joe Konkel. “The culture of the real American cowboy lives on stage here every year and it’s been an honor to bring this form of entertainment to locals and tourists alike,” Konkel continued. The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has maintained a standard that has been abandoned by most other gatherings: that of inviting men and women who are now or have been in the past a part of the working cowboy’s environment and workplace. It is respected by the cowboy poets as one of the best gatherings in the country because it helps maintain the true “working cowboy” culture and heritage. For more information, visit www. azcowboypoets.org.

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Curious Adventurers Wanted: Pursuit Series 2017

The CamelBak Pursuit Series 2017 invites urbanites back into the outdoors to reconnect with nature with life-enhancing moments to experience and to learn from. The CamelBak Pursuit Series are immersive events for outdoor enthusiasts, urban professionals and adventurous families and friends alike, aptly named Pursuers. The three-day Series events are taking cities back to nature, turning Instagram envy into reality, and creating an experience like no other. At each CamelBak Pursuit Series event, participants will play hard, have fun and learn outdoor activities and skills they’ve always dreamt about — from running to climbing classes, campfire cooking to mountain bike skills, archery classes and sunrise surfing. “The Outbound Collective and CamelBak are the perfect partners to welcome people outdoors and out of their comfort zone,” event co-founder Julia Stamps Mallon says. “We want to highlight the importance of outdoor skills, unity and the enjoyment that abounds in nature, but also how easily accessed it is, especially with an open-minded community.” Located just outside the urban hubs of Salt Lake City and San Francisco the series’ inaugural year will see the two three-day event series touch down in nearby Snowbasin Mountain Resort, Utah; August 11–13 and Sanborn County Park, California, just 50 miles south of San Francisco; September 8–10. Full details can be found at https://pursuit.theoutbound.com. Inclusive and hands-on, this new summit of exploration, connectivity and unforgettable activities is hosted by The Outbound Collective (www. theoutbound.com), an online outdoor and travel community, and CamelBak (www.camelbak.com), an outdoor industry leader and pioneer of hand-free of hydration. Closer to home, the Cotopaxi Questival kicks off in Phoenix this November. The event is a 24-hour adventure race that invites participants to build friendships, experience new surroundings, and have a whole bunch of fun doing exciting and unpredictable things. Learn more at www.cotopaxi. com/pages/events-questival-home.


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The third annual Payson Book Festival will take place July 22 in the ballroom of Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, on Highway 87, mile marker 251, at the south end of Payson. This free, family-friendly event offers book-lovers of all ages an opportunity to meet more than 70 Arizona authors from throughout the state who will sign and sell both fiction and non-fiction books. The major goals is to promote literacy and showcase Arizona authors. Themed, “Reading Takes Us to Marshall Trimble and Buickshot Dot will provide Western songs and cowboy poetry. Amazing Places,” the festival runs from 9am–3:30pm and features a variety of activities. Activities include story time sessions for children (who can meet the “Cat in the Hat” and “Story Monster”); author presentations, a Young People’s Writing Workshop, cowboy poetry and songs, food on-site, entertainment and door prizes. Featured authors include State Historian Marshall Trimble, noted Irish and Latina author Stella Pope Duarte, travel writer Roger Naylor, and biographer and YA author, Jan Cleere. Presented by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers, this literacy project is partially funded by an Arizona Humanities grant. An estimated 600 booklovers are expected to attend the Payson Book Festival, which offers a welcoming environment that encourages personal interaction between Arizona authors and readers of all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefit local scholarship funds. Information is available at www.paysonbookfestival.org For questions, call 928.468.9269 or email info@paysonbookfestival.org.

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