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all weather is finally here, and the Town of Cave Creek is ready to welcome one and all as it kicks off its 2019-20 season of events. “Cave Creek is preparing for yet another busy special event season,” says Town of Cave Creek’s Marshal Adam Stein. “Each year we are seeing more and more visitors coming to our great events in Cave Creek. Residents and visitors alike are realizing that Cave Creek is the place to be and the place everyone wants to visit. The town has welcomed more and more special events in town and driving through our town during the ‘busy’ season will clearly show you that Cave Creek is a happening place. From mountain bike events to Cave Creek Bike Week to the Taste of Cave Creek and Hidden in the Hills. “People who want to have fun…come to Cave Creek. Welcome back to our friends and visitors, and if you have never come to Cave Creek…what are you waiting for? All your friends are visiting us, see what you are missing.” Head to page 35 for a calendar of some of the great events coming to the Town this season. Keep the calendar as a handy reference throughout the year, and we’ll see you around town! |CST

Time sure does fly by. Here we are in October again. Fall colors (out of state plates) and cooler mornings. Once again, we’re looking forward to the Taste of Cave Creek, which is the 16th and 17th this year. This popular event highlights local restaurants and has become a great social gathering. Live music and food, what a great combination. MAYOR Once again, Cave Creek will be alive with Town of Cave Creek ghouls and goblins during the Wicked event, 480.488.1400 October 26. www.cavecreek.org Now, here is my “broken record” message again. With the fall rains and cooler weather, Globe chamomile will once again be inundating our community. Make plans to combat this invasive [plant] earlier this year. I am still searching for the most environmentally friendly preemergent. Last month I made a call to the State Agriculture Department and am still awaiting an answer. The prospects for the financial security of Cave Creek are looking up with the addition of the businesses along Carefree Highway. In September, the Town Council approved the site plan for Abrazo (a micro hospital with emergency room) just west of what will be Sprouts. Not everyone is happy with development of any type, but property rights are at the very foundation of our great country. Brace yourselves for the upcoming tourist invasion but remember, our businesses must make hay while the sun shines! See you next month!

Recognize World Hunger Day at Empty Bowls Friday, Oct. 18, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, from 11am to 1pm. Sonoran Arts League of Cave Creek sponsors the event. All proceeds from the event benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The popular art auction began Sept. 3 and runs through the October event. Art lovers and food bank supporters can bid on the artwork, which includes a wide variety of items including paintings, sculpture, glass, wire, copper, gourds, mixed media, engraving, ceramic, jewelry and more, all custom created by local artists. Individuals can bid online at www.foothillsfoodbank.com. The artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1pm. “We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,” says Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout.” Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. The Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life sponsor “Barrel Cactus” by Sharie Monsam the Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2019. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. For additional information, call 480.488.6070 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank. com. Learn more about Sonoran Arts League at www.sonoranartsleague.org. Special Events cover photos courtesy of Sonoran Arts League (“Charity Heart” penant by Beth Benowich; “Girl with Spiral” by Judy Bruce; Mixed Media and blue, glass vase “Ladders” by Peggy Pettigrew Stewart) and Town of Cave Creek.

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Celebrate Halloween all day & all night

Daytime events will include a petting zoo at Black Mountain Feed, Wicked ice cream tastings at City Creamery, a haunted bounce house at Frontier Town, spooky snapshots at Desert Dream Realty and treats and tastings at Cave Creek Olive Oil Company. Frontier Town will host a number of other daytime events including Arizona gun fighters, pie eating contest, pet costume contest and a kids’ costume contest, in addition to hosting carnival games, food trucks and pet adoptions by Puppy Luv. Big Earl’s Greasy Eats will host a Haunted House all day and night, and special hotel room rates will be available at the Civana Resort for anyone needing a place to rest…in peace. As the sun goes down, the bar-crawl portion of the event revs up. Taking place from 7pm–2am for the 21 and over crowd, the Bar Crawl offers bus transportation to and from six great locations. The party bus makes its first stop at Mountain View Pub then winds its way through town with stops at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, The Hideaway, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold’s Corral and Roadhouse. Each stop will feature drink specials and costume contests with a chance to win cash and prizes. For complete event information, go to www.cavecreekwicked.com.

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Cave Creek Wicked, Arizona’s only all day, all night Halloween event, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26. The daytime portion of the event is family friendly and runs from 10am–4pm and will be filled with spooky and exciting activities for children and pets of all ages, including trick-or-treating throughout the Town of Cave Creek.




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Sonoran Trails Middle School announced that Mrs. Petrine’s eighth graders from the 2018–19 school year submitted a grant proposal to the Arizona Game & Fish Department and won. The Environmental Education grant for “Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat” received $9,844 toward the project. The Sonoran Trails PTO also contributed to the project cost. Petrine submitted the application to Arizona Game and Fish in November 2018. The grant was received just before the 2018–19 school year ended. Sonoran Trails PTO supplemented the grant with an additional $3,000 towards the school beautification project adding ocotillos to the space. Principal Bill Dolezal said, “It is amazing when you give control over to students and ask them to solve an authentic problem, the wonderful solutions they can produce. We look forward to working with Arizona Game and Fish to complete their grant.” The students created and presented plans for creating a habitat that would enhance the campus and attract wildlife. The students then voted for the best presentation of their class and they had the opportunity to vote on the five projects that stood out among all of Petrine’s classes. The ideas from the winning presentation were incorporated into Unique Artisan Jewelry, the grant that was submitted. Fashion and Gifts Arizona Game and Fish website states: The Heritage Fund money comes from Arizona Lottery ticket sales and was established by voter initiative in 1990. Heritage funding goes toward conservation efforts such as protecting endangered species, educating students and the general public about wildlife and the outdoors, and creating new opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Heritage Fund Grant Program was established by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in 1992 as part of the overall Heritage Fund program.   Cave Creek Unified School District superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick said, “Our students are amazing problem-solvers as evidenced by this thoughtful school beautification project. Now we can all enjoy their efforts on the STMS campus.” This class, now freshman at Cactus Shadows High School, included the following plants for the habitat: Desert ironwood; Mesquite; Blue Palo Verde; Desert Willow Trees (about five of each); Baja fairy duster, Ocotillo; San Marcos Hibiscus; THE JEWEL OF THE CREEK and Purple Sage shrubs (about five of each). 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd • Cave Creek, AZ 85331 For more information, visit CCUSD’s website at 602.429.0505 www.ccusd93.org.

Parents, teachers and supporters of eight area schools are invited to the Oktoberfest PTO Charity Event at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral Sat., Oct. 5. Sponsored by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln, the traditional Oktoberfest celebration features an authentic German buffet, a Bavarian beer garden and wine tastings and plenty of fun from 6pm to 11pm. Live music will feature the band Die Echten Waldbuam, on tour from Germany. Net proceeds will benefit local Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs). “Come enjoy delicious German fare and sample 20 wines and 40 beer craft and imported beers,” said Danny Piacquadio, owner of Harold’s. “Thanks to the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree, we’re also planning a German costume contest, a stein holding competition and many other traditional games and activities.” Tickets for adults 21 and over cost $25 per person. Each ticket includes the German buffet and four tickets for wine and beer samples. Advance tickets are available at Harold’s Corral, online at www.haroldscorral. com and through each of the PTOs. Tickets also will be available at the door. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. For more information, call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com. To learn more about each PTO and each school’s needs, visit www.ccusd93.org.

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold two ribbon cutting events at member businesses in October. First up, join the team at Summit Aesthetics, 32409 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 103, in North Scottsdale, Oct. 1 at 5pm for a ribbon cutting and open house event. Call 480.787.0701 or visit www.summit-aesthetics.com to learn more about Summit Aesthetics. Then, visit with Desert Dream Realty at 6201 East Cave Creek Road, Suite B, in Cave Creek Oct. 24 at 5pm at its ribbon cutting event. Call 480.252.8300 or visit www.desertdreamrealty.com to learn more about this business.

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The Kiwanis Club of Carefree recently shared a “behind the scenes” look at how it decides which students, schools, community groups and organizations will receive its financial support. The Kiwanis Benefit Foundation typically generates revenue of about a million dollars a year, mostly from sales at its Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store in Cave Creek. After expenses, the Foundation usually has over $800,000 available each year to give back to the community. Three standing committees — Scholarship, Major Projects and Funds Requests — make decisions regarding which organizations receive funding, and the amount. The Funds Requests Committee members are John Skarda, chair; Joyce Jordan, Craig Raby and Gary Howard. This committee acts as a sort of “clearing house” for written applications mailed in by applicants. The committee determines which of the three standing committees are appropriate to review an application. Applications to award scholarships to college-bound students go to the Scholarship Committee; applications for most school related funding go to the Major Projects Committee and applications for all other concerns remain with the Funds Requests Committee. The Funds Requests Committee addresses applications by local schools and community organizations for help with their specific projects or programs. The geographic limits of Club giving are roughly the same

as the boundaries of the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD). Last year, the committee’s budget was over $200,000. The committee usually receives twice the number of applications that it can fund. Approximately 60–70 percent of applicants have received awards in the past. For those who do receive awards, the amounts are often sizeable. For example, the Club donated $5,000 to Cactus Shadows High School for sport scholarships, $3,800 to CCUSD for an Otoacoustic hearing screener, $35,000 to YMCA for swimming and summer camp, and $25,000 to Foothills Caring Corp. Other recipients have included Annunciation School, the Boy Scouts, Carefree Christian Academy, Cave Creek Rodeo, Foothills Food Bank, Foothills Academy, Holland Center, Jubilate Arts, Kachina’s Place, Our Lady of Joy, Scott Foundation, Sonoran Arts League, Soroptimist, Spirit in the Desert Retreat, Upscale Singers and Veterans Heritage. In total, the committee in 2019 will approve almost $215,000 to various school and youth programs in the community. The criteria for receiving an award from the Club is always the same: Will this serve and benefit the children in our community? Kiwanis Club of Carefree has been fortunate to have been able to donate millions of dollars to worthy students, schools and organizations in the Carefree and Cave Creek communities in the last decade. To find out more, visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.


Rancho Milagro Announces Date for Annual Fundraiser

Suzanne’s Hot Stuff Celebrates Nineteen Years at Frontier Town Suzanne Brian had the vision and foresight to see that zesty foods were going to grow in popularity. Nineteen years ago, she gambled that her instincts were right and opened Suzanne’s Hot Stuff in Frontier Town. Since then, Suzanne’s has become a premier destination for hot sauces, salsas, gourmet olive oils, chili related products and many unique one-of-a-kind gift items. As an innovator, Suzanne knew she could create a better line of hot sauces. She developed her own award-winning product line. Creating Suzanne’s Original Habanero, Suzanne’s Chipotle and Roasted Garlic and Suzanne’s Extra Hot Sauce. Next came Suzanne’s Gourmet Southwest Rub. These products took first place in their categories at the country’s two most prestigious hot sauce shows: The Zest Fest and the Fiery Food Show. Suzanne has been featured on Lifetime for Woman and many local TV shows. Suzanne continues to expand her gourmet product line because her customers’ palates have become more sophisticated and they demand only the best products available. See why locals and visitors from around the country, the world and Sunset Magazine recommend Suzanne’s Hot Stuff as a “Best Place in the West” to shop. Suzanne’s Hot Stuff in Frontier Town is located at 6245 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1277 or visit www.suzanneshotstuff.com.

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Join Rancho Milagro friends and family for their Third Annual Fundraiser and Chili Cook Off, Nov. 2, 4pm, at 32905 North 140th Street in North Scottsdale. It will be a dazzling night under the stars with live music from Down Home Arizona Band. Attendees are invited to bring their best chili for a chance at winning the “Best Chili” award. The key-note speaker will be Craig “The Sawman” Sawyer, who will be speaking on his journey with Child Rescue. The “Cook Off” is a great way for Rancho Milagro to showcase the ranch and interact with the community to bring awareness to the power to horses and healing. In addition to the fun festivities, there will be March of Miracles, the sharing of testimonies, a live and silent auction and a special “Jeri Day” Award. Visit www.ranchomilagroaz.com/events to purchase tickets and register your chili online by Oct. 15. Suggested $25 donation per person is tax deductible. Founded in 2015, Rancho Milagro - Ranch of Miracles - is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), faith-based ministry organized to bring healing to survivors of severe trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through guided counseling, group and individual work — all alongside animals that mirror emotions and provide a highlevel of emotional support. For more information on the ranch’s special guests, visit www.vets4childrescue.org and www downhomearizona. com. Visit Rancho Milagro at www.ranchomilagroaz.com.


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Stop in and see the newest, T-shirt and souvenir shop in Cave Creek, Teeslanger. The store is located in the Prickly Pear Plaza at 6268 East Cave Creek Road, right next to El Encanto and across the street from Frontier Town. “We make our own designs, so they aren’t just the run of the mill, same old same old you’ll find at every other T-shirt shop and we print them right in front of you on super high-quality Bella tees,” says Scott Cerkoney, designer, printer and the creative mind behind the concept. “Many of our designs can be personalized to make the perfect gift for that special someone (especially those suffering through the winter back East!) You’ll love the variety and the fact that we add new designs really often! There’s always something new in store, literally!” For additional information, call the store at 480.877.9912.

Cave Creek Health and Wellness Expo The Town of Cave Creek realizes that healthy living leads to healthy residents and healthy visitors. They also recognize that there are a vast array of available health care practitioners and providers in the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale areas. Cave Creek will bring local health care providers and health and wellness providers to one location and introduce residents to the various healthcare and wellness services within the area. By attending this Health and Wellness Expo, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, attendees will walk away with a better understanding and knowledge of what resources are available within the local Cave Creek, Carefree, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale area as well as having an enhanced knowledge of alternative health care options. The event will be held from 9am to 3pm at Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many different health care providers all at once— from pediatrics to oncology to dentistry — and all in one location. Learn about new and emerging healthcare available locally. Enjoy healthy living and cooking demonstrations and much more. For event information, visit www.cavecreekhealthandwellness.com.





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A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, the annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour is Arizona’s largest and longestrunning artist studio tour. This year’s free, self-guided tour features 198 artists at 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale during the last two weekends of November: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22–24, and Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. This year, Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet “All Tied Up” by Sue Hunter ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd annual Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. Hunter’s colorful, whimsical collage painting was among more than 75 pieces of diverse fine art entries submitted for consideration of the cover art during a juried selection process on May 11. “There were so many terrific entries, but we kept going back to Sue’s whimsy and bright mixed media collage painting,” said Hidden in the Hills co-chair, Jane Boggs. Art enthusiasts will be able to find details about all participating artists as well as studio locations and downloadable maps at www.hiddeninthehills.org. In addition, the Sonoran Arts League’s Center for the Arts will serve as the event’s information headquarters and Youth Art Studio No. 1. The League office is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.575.6624 or visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.


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Oct. 7: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

Oct. 2: Opening Day at The Museum Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764

Oct. 4: Artist Opening Reception “Sculpture Fine Art Show”

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Meet the artist and see live demonstrations and sculpture competitions. Fun, food and free admission; 4–7pm.

Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 “A Touch of the Desert” will be presented by the Desert Awareness Committee Education team at 6:30pm. Explore the plants, animals, soils, archaeological ruins and more from our desert. Spend 90 minutes touching, feeling and understanding these unique aspects of our desert. The education team of the DAC has been presenting programs on the desert to groups of all ages for 16 years. Come and share in this unique and “touching” experience.

Oct. 8: Cave Creek Community Town Hall Strong Families — Thriving Children Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road One hundred seats are available for this event, which runs 1–4:30pm. Attendees must register online: http:// aztownhall.org/event-3464243.

Oct. 11-13: Cave Creek UTV Rally

Roadhouse/Hideaway www.hideawayroadhouse.com; 480.488.3300; info@hideawayroadhouse.com

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The Town of Cave Creek is ready to welcome all as it kicks off its 2019-20 season of events. From its western lifestyle and vibrant town life to its rural developments, dramatic views, trails, open spaces and wildlife habitats, Cave Creek offers a wide variety of attractions for both residents and visitors alike. Keep this calendar as a handy reference throughout the year, and we’ll see you around town!

35 Oct. 16–17: Taste of Cave Creek

Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road www.tasteofcavecreek.com The kick-off event of the season, Taste of Cave Creek will host more than 30 restaurants in the outdoor setting of Stagecoach Village Oct. 16–17, 5–9pm daily. Enjoy the best that the town has to offer, with food, friends and live music both nights (The Crown Kings and Fosterson). Entry tickets: $10 (children 12 and under free). Food tickets: $3–$5. Contact: Marshal Adam Stein, 480.488.6636 or marshal@ cavecreek.gov. Calendar of Events continued on page 38


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38 Oaks Diner and Flapjacks

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17 Farm Bureau Financial Services/ Leslie Jensen 7 Flat Tire Bike Shop 43 Foothills Food Bank 35 Foothills Granite, LLC 31 Gustafson & Associates 28 Heritage at Carefree, The 1 Key Physical Therapy 25 Pro Blind Repair 17 Skin Revision 30 Sonoran Properties 14 State Farm/Matt Woosley 37 Tame Studio 26 Tyrol Insurance 30 UPS Store, The 14 Christie Wilcox, LMT See Retail/Boutiques and Points of Interest on page 41


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Nov. 1 – Dec. 2: Veteran Art Show, Honoring Those Who Serve

Oct. 18: Empty Bowls Project

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral 6895 East Cave Creek Road www.foothillsfoodbank.com; 480.575.6624 Have lunch, feed the hungry and keep the bowl — 11am–1pm. Sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, all proceeds from the Empty Bowls Project lunch, which is held to honor World Hunger Day, will benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center; $15 suggested donation. The event will include a silent auction.

Oct. 18-20: Biketoberally

Roadhouse/Hideaway www.hideaway roadhouse.com; 480.488.3300; info@ hideawayroadhouse.com

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 An opening reception will be held Nov. 1, 4–7pm. Meet the veteran artist and see live demonstrations and learn more about free veteran programs. Fun, food and free admission. Learn more: www.freevetart.org.

Nov. 8–10: Wild West Days

Throughout the historic Town of Cave Creek www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com Wild West Days Cave Creek, one of Arizona’s largest western celebrations, and a Town of Cave Creek signature event, will celebrate by welcoming over 10,000 people to the heart of one of America’s most authentic western towns.

Nov. 9: Cave Creek Health & Wellness Expo Nov. 4: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 “What’s Bugging You?” will be presented by Rick Cochran, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, at 6:30pm. Learn about desert arthropods and how they fit into the desert ecosystem.

Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road www.cavecreekhealthandwellness.com; 480.488.6636 Free screenings, live food demos and Integrative Healing & Wellness by Dr. Fabio; 9am–3pm. Contact Marshal Stein at marshal@cavecreek.gov.

Nov. 7: Foothills Caring Corps Healthy Aging Expo

Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road www.foothillscaringcorps.com; 480.488.1105 Discover how to be your best at any age with a vibrant healthy life. Attendees can connect with health and wellness experts in the areas of nutrition, education, exercise, medical, lifestyle, financial services and other topics of interest. The free event takes place from 9am to noon.

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38 Nov. 22–24 & Nov. 29 – Dec 1: 23rd Annual Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour

Oct. 26: Wicked — All Day & All Night


www.cavecreekwicked.com Daytime (10am–4pm): Family-friendly events include costume contests for kids and pets, food and drink, trickor-treating, petting zoo, pie eating contest, Arizona gun fighters, a Haunted House and more. Nighttime: The 21 and over crowd can enjoy a bar crawl with stops at Mountain View Pub, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, The Hideaway, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold’s Corral, and Roadhouse; ride the party bus 7pm–2am.

Nov. 8: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast — All You Can Eat Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree www.kiwaniscarefree.org Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for children. The event runs 7–11am.

Sonoran Arts League www.hiddeninthehills.org; 480.575.6624 This free, self-guided tour takes place 10am–5pm throughout Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. Visit 198 artists at 47 host studios, including area students’ youth art at Studio One at the Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village.

Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road www.dfla.org; 480.488.2286 This fundraising gala will be held from 6pm to 9pm and will feature cocktails, auctions, dinner and entertainment by We3.

Feb. 21 – March 16: Small Works Fine Art Show “Top Shelf Invitational” Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.smallworksshow.com; 480.575.6624 Enjoy free admission to the Small Works show. An opening gala event will be held Feb. 21, 4–7pm, and a closing celebration will be held March 14.

Dec. 2: Ninth Annual Foothills Caring Corps Charity Golf Tournament

Dec. 7: Desert Foothills Library 11th Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road www.dfla.org; 480.488.2286 10am–3pm

Dec. 7–8: Foothills Christmas Pageant

Spur Cross Ranch 43993 North Spur Cross Ranch, Cave Creek www.foothillschristmaspageant.com Bring a flashlight and a blanket to experience the true magic of Christmas under the stars at this free community event; 7pm. Contact: Toby Payne, 480.544.2290.

Jan. 6: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 “I Wonder What That Is: Archaeology in the 21st Century,” presented by Mark Hackbarth, 6:30pm. Did you ever wonder about who lived here before you? Learn about the latest discoveries in the foothills and how archaeologists come to their conclusions. This talk will focus on new discoveries and new technologies used to suss out the behaviors that former residents of the area used to survive.

Jan. 10 – Feb. 11: Masters Fine Art “Pop-Up Show”

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Enjoy free admission to this show. An artist’s opening reception will be held Jan. 10 from 4pm to 7pm.

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March 8: Gerry Jones Home Tour

www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Celebrate Cave Creek Museum’s 50th anniversary year with a home tour featuring the groundbreaking work of architect Gerry Jones.

March 21: Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade Jan. 18: Cave Creek Craft Beer Festival Dec. 7–8: Holiday Artisan Market at Stagecoach Village

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Celebrate a Stagecoach Village Christmas in the courtyard from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free to this Artisan Market that will also feature photos with Santa and hot cocoa and cookies.

Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road www.cavecreekcraftbeerfestival.com The Town of Cave Creek will host top craft beer brewers and makers of cider, kombucha and mead at Stagecoach Village from noon to 5pm. Pay one entry fee, get a cool sampling glass and sample quality brews in one location. Pub food will be offered for sale throughout the event, and guests can enjoy live music and, most importantly, an opportunity to speak with the actual brewers and their staff. Contact: Marshal Adam Stein, 480.488.6636.

Downtown Cave Creek www.cavecreekrodeodays.com; 480.304.5634 Kicking off rodeo week festivities will be the traditional Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo royalty, clubs, organizations, bands, trick riders, clowns and more have added a distinctively fun time and western flavor to Cave Creek as the colorful entourage makes its way along Cave Creek Road. Schedule of events: 9am — Parade kicks off in Downtown Cave Creek 1pm — Mutton Bustin’ at The Buffalo Chip (sign-up begins at noon) 8pm — Cave Creek Rodeo Days Dance Calendar of Events continued on page 42


Mirabel Club House and Golf Course 37100 North Mirabel Club Drive, Scottsdale www.foothillscaringcorps.com; 480.488.1105 Join Foothills Caring Corps for a day of great food and golf at the spectacular Mirabel Club House and Golf Course. A sponsorship will help Caring Corps reach its goal of providing essential services that support the well-being of older and physically challenged neighbors and their families. Registration and breakfast at 8:30am; Shotgun start at 10am; Hors d’oeuvres reception, golf prizes, raffle items at 2:30pm.


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March 23: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast — All You Can Eat

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree www.kiwaniscarefree.org Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for children. The event runs 7–11am.

March 23: Cave Creek Rodeo Days Golf Tournament

Tatum Ranch Golf Course 29888 North Tatum Ranch Drive www.cavecreekrodeodays.com; 480.304.5634 The annual Cave Creek Rodeo Days Golf Tournament is a four-man scramble format that is held at Tatum Ranch. Registration begins at 10:30am; awards dinner begins at 6pm. Cost is $150 per person or $600 per team (foursome), and includes green fees, cart, food, beverages and more. Sponsorships are available. Contact golf@cavecreekrodeo.com.

May 1 – June 1: Cactus and Desert Landscapes “Pop-Up Show”

March 27 – April 5: Cave Creek Bike Week

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April 3–27: Sparkle & Flash, Jewelry & Photography “Pop-Up Show”

March 27–29: Cave Creek Rodeo Days PRCA Rodeo

Cave Creek Memorial Arena 37201 North 28th Street www.cavecreekrodeodays.com; 480.304.5634 Rodeo is steeped in the tradition of the Old West. Each event is in some way connected to the skills and abilities required on the working ranches and open range that are a part of our heritage. Today’s cowboys and cowgirls keep these skills alive, at home and in rodeo arenas across America. Whether a participant or a spectator, all will appreciate the skills and qualities of the athletes and animals that make rodeo the popular sport that it is. PRCA Rodeo performances include: Friday, March 27: 7:30pm; Tough enough to Wear Pink Night Saturday, March 28: 7:30pm; Man up Crusade, Purple Night Sunday, March 29: 2pm

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Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 An artist’s opening reception and fashion show will be held April 3, 4–7pm. Admission to the show is free.

April 6: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 The Desert Awareness Committee will present “A Taste of the Desert” at 6:30pm. You can live off the desert if you know what to pick and when. Of course, then you need to know what to do with it. Find out in this hands-on, taste it seminar — then go into the desert to collect and then make your own foods. Desert Awareness Committee members have been offering workshops on edible plants for over 25 years. Guests will be treated with tastes and some of the Committee’s favorite recipes.

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Enjoy free admission to this show. An opening reception will be held May 1, 4–7pm.

May 14: Library Golf Tournament Desert Forest Golf Club, Carefree www.dfla.org; 480.488.2286 2pm.

June 5–29: All Creatures “Pop-Up Show”

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Enjoy free admission to this show. An opening reception will be held June 5, 4–7pm.

July 6 – Aug. 3: ART of the Arts “Pop-Up Show”

Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144 www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Visual artists will be celebrating the culinary and performing arts. Enjoy free admission to an all-day Art Fest July 11, 8am–5pm.

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Chinese Sister School Experiences a Cave Creek High School The philosopher Confucius said, “The journey of a million miles begins with a single step.� These initial steps were recently taken by 28 Chinese high school students from a sister school in Yichang, Hubei Province in China. They made an inaugural trip to Cave Creek Aug. 14–18 after spending a few days in New York and Washington D.C. The students (ages 15–17) arrived in the Cave Creek School District to meet face to face with a desert landscape and their assigned host families for five days of typical American family life.

The Chinese students attended Cactus Shadows High School with their Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) host students for two days, taking math quizzes, participating in dance class, even going to French classes. In the evenings, they spent time seeing all of the extracurricular events in which CCUSD students are involved. The weekend was full of trips to Sedona, Lake Pleasant, even the Grand Canyon. Cristina Ladas, CCUSD’s World Language Programs director said, “International activities that connect our

students with the outside world and vice versa are a win-win for everyone.� This five-year-old program is a result of a partnership that CCUSD developed with the first international Chinese guest teacher that came to teach through a program sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of State. For additional information on the World Language Programs offered at CCUSD, contact Ladas at cladas@ccusd93.net.

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Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) invites community members to don their costumes and join the organization for its Oct. 27 Masked Madness Fundraising Gala. “Wear your full masquerade attire (your Halloween costume will be fun!) and join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, games, a silent auction, dessert auction and a live auction,” says Tia Wooley, managing director of Desert Foothills Theater. “Win prizes, join in on the costume contest and enjoy great food while having fun with the theater people!” Masked Madness 2019 supports Desert Foothills’ scholarships, education and productions for its season and is hosted by David Simmons of the UBU Project. The fundraiser will be held at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, Scottsdale, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and tickets (starting at $20) are available at www.dftheater.org. Desert Foothills Theater also will present Freud’s Last Session for one performance Oct. 18, 7pm, in the Holland Community Center. Legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day of entering World War II, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. This is a deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.dftheater.org. In addition, theater education classes are offered for afterschool as well as for adults. DFT offers classes on beginning acting, film making, set building, improv, playwriting, intermediate acting and advanced acting. Information on these classes is on the website, under the education section. The award-winning Desert Foothills Theater has been presenting live performances in the far North Valley since 1975. For tickets and more information about upcoming events, visit www.dftheater.org or call 480.488.1981.



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The 2019–20 season is the Cave Creek Museum’s 50th year of preserving the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. The Museum officially kicks off its season Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Valley residents are invited to explore and learn about the archaeology and history of the area through the Museum’s various indoor exhibits, or stroll through the outdoor campus, which allows visitors to view the restored 1800s stamp mill, the Sonoran Desert Gardens, Tubercular Cabin and the First Church of Cave Creek. In addition to its ongoing exhibits and to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, there will be a season-long celebration of architectural designer and builder Gerry Jones, whose career spans over 65 years in the Valley. Jones was a pioneer in developing Carefree, originally a 2,200-acre planned community established by Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer between 1957 and 1959. Jones realized their vision by laying out the roads and lots, then designing and building many of Carefree’s finest homes. He developed a new concept of land-fit architecture, summed up in his paper “Must We Destroy in Order to Build?” It became the basis of Carefree’s architectural guidelines. Jones’ dedication to preserving mountainous terrain and respecting the natural contours of his building sites led to years as an instructor at Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture. He also wrote Maricopa County’s first hillside building ordinance, which protects local mountains yet today. See Cave Creek Museum, page 47

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Get to Know the Chamber in October The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold its next mixer event Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30–7pm. This month’s event is hosted by Puppy Luv Dog Rescue Flea Market, which is located at 7171 East Cave Creek Road, Suite P, in Cave Creek. Learn more about the host business at www.puppyluvar.com/fleamarket or by calling 480.582.6307. Always the second Wednesday of each month, the mixer event offers the opportunity to join Chamber members to network, socialize and win prizes. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for general admission (guests may attend twice before joining). To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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October 2019 through May 2020, Cave Creek Museum will feature an exhibition of Jones’ work, and there will be a Gerry Jones Lecture in the new Carefree Council Chambers on Easy Street, soirées throughout the season, plus a day-long Gerry Jones Home Tour slated for March 8. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. For additional information, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.


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The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Community Room at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road. This month, Ken Zoll presents, “Prehistoric Southwest Infrastructure and Movement.” Zoll is the executive director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. He is also the regional coordinator for the site steward program with the Arizona State Parks and Trails, and a volunteer docent at cultural heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest. The movement of goods from one part of the country to another is an intriguing subject. Economics, religions and esthetics furnished the driving force with transportation a romantic intermediary. As trade plays such a lively part of our own lives, we may wonder about trade in the pre-Columbian past. Peoples of the Southwest and Mexico used various corridors for trade and as a communication network for hundreds of years before the arrival of European settlers. Zoll will discuss ancient trade routes that supplied Southwest Native American tribes with goods from Mesoamerica. Marine shells, parrots, macaws, chocolate and copper objects came from the south. In return, Southwestern peoples sent locally produced items south such as turquoise, peridot, serpentine, garnet and other semiprecious stones as well as pottery, salt and earthen pigments. Many of these ancient trails are today’s modern highways. The chapter meets September through May on the second Wednesday of each month in Cave Creek and features well known guest lecturers during these meetings. Refreshments will be available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. For additional information, visit www.azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills.


Join the Chamber for Breakfast Join members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. This month’s breakfast event will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30– 9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. To contact Harold’s call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com. The cost to attend is $8 for members and $15 for general admission. To learn more about the Chamber or find other events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


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Nearly a quarter of Arizona’s children live in poverty. Ten children per every 1,000 live in foster care. Twenty percent of Arizona’s kids don’t graduate from high school. Every one of those statistics exceeds the national average. Cave Creek area residents are invited to join a community discussion, Strong Families — Thriving Children, to examine challenges faced by children and families and develop a roadmap to help them build resilience and thrive. This gathering is part of Arizona Town Hall’s statewide Community Town Halls designed specifically for an up-close, local look and solution-based conversation. The issues to be discussed include child well-being; adverse childhood experiences; family support; child abuse and neglect; family violence; substance abuse; children with disabilities and the unique challenges they face. A comprehensive background research report shared with all participants includes the history of each issue and realities Arizona faces today allowing each participant to come ready to engage in the conversations and consensus dialogue. The Community Town Hall is set for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Desert Foothills Library, located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road. Registration opens from 12:30pm to 1pm, and the program will run 1–4:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. Input from this program will be developed into a consensus report and be incorporated into the statewide Arizona Town Hall discussion set for Nov. 14–16 in Phoenix. Community members from all walks of life are encouraged to attend to help shape a broad and diverse consensus document that will include specific action items that can be embraced within organizations, businesses and government entities both locally and statewide. The event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carefree and Desert Foothills Library is providing the meeting space. Registration is free and required due to limited seating. Visit http://aztownhall.org/event-3464243.

Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival Hosted by Vermillion Promotions, the Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival kicks off Arizona’s Festival season Oct. 25–27. Nestled in the scenic foothills at the crossroads of Cave Creek and Carefree, Stagecoach Village offers an ideal atmosphere for outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment. The open air plaza is surrounded by cactus-studded mountain views and western style architecture, offering an intimate festival experience where visitors will discover works of art including original oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, stone and bronze sculptures, mixed media, blown glass, handmade furniture, handcrafted leather accessories, turned wood, colorful ceramics, exquisite jewelry and much more. Guests are encouraged to set aside time for patio dining, and a refreshing beverage in area restaurants after this free event. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road. The Fine Art & Wine Festival runs Oct. 25–27, 10am to 5pm each day. For additional festival information, call 623.734.6526 or visit www.vermillionpromotions.com. To learn more about Stagecoach Village, visit www.stagecoachvillagecc.com.


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Something for Everyone at the Library Oct. 5: Wills and Trusts 101 presented by Pavlik Law Firm, PLC. 10:30–11:30am Nicole Pavlik or Nicole Pavlik Law Firm, PLC will host a free estate planning workshop, providing a small group setting for women and men to learn the essentials of wills, trusts and probate. Attendees will have the opportunity to actively learn, plan, and ask questions in a supportive and engaging environment. To RSVP for this free presentation, call or visit the library website.

Head over to Desert Foothills Library this month for art and anniversaries, trusts and town halls, the grand opening of the library’s new demonstration kitchen and so much more. Winter hours at the library begin Oct. 1: Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm; Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, 11am–3pm. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For additional information or to register for events, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

Oct. 3 – Jan. 23: Hidden in the Hills Showcase presented by Desert Foothills Gallery

Oct. 5: ‘Enrichin’ Our Kitchen’ Grand Opening Reception Join Desert Foothills Library and the companies that have contributed to Enrichin’ Our Kitchen. The library will be testing out the new kitchen with goodies and refreshments. See the new space after all the hard work put into it and get the chance to meet the people responsible for the beautiful new demonstration kitchen. Everyone is welcome at this free event. 2–6pm

Oct. 8: “Strong Families Thriving Children” Community Town Hall 1–4:30pm When families are strong and children thrive, the community prospers. Join community members to discuss and share ideas on how to collectively support families and children so they are better able to overcome risk factors such as adverse childhood experiences and economic downturns. Registration starts at 12:30pm; program starts at 1pm. See Library Events, page 51


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Oct. 24 – Dec. 19: Guided Autobiography Thursdays, 2–4pm Sometimes the thought of writing about one’s life may seem overwhelming. Where to start, what to write, when to find the time? This course answers those questions under the guidance of a trained instructor, Roselyn O’Connell. Discover how easy, and fun, it is to write a life story.

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Oct. 26: True West Magazine 20th Anniversary Celebration 1–4pm Speakers will discuss the wonderful history of Arizona and the West with refreshments and a celebration of True West Magazine’s 20th Anniversary. Bob Boze Bell will offer a brief history of True West Magazine in the town of Cave Creek and discuss his book series “The Illustrated Life and Times” featuring legendary characters of the Old West. Other featured speakers include Marshall Trimble and Janna Bommersbach. Seating is limited for this free event. Call or visit the library online to RSVP.

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Oct. 19: Hidden in the Hills Showcase Reception Join Desert Foothills Gallery from 4pm to 5:30pm to celebrate the talented artists in the Hidden in the Hills Showcase. Learn about the artwork and meet the local artists as well. Refreshments will be served, everyone is welcome.

Oct. 22: History of the Women’s Movement from the 19th Amendment (1920-2019) 10:30am–noon Powerpoint presentation will take attendees on a fantastic journey, as they gain a better understanding of the powerful women who, over the course of 100 years, have paved the way for this generation. Guests will ‘meet’ Susan B. Anthony, Rosie the Riveter, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem and others. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and learn about the activities planned for 2020, including the “In Celebration of Women” art exhibit. Call or visit online to RSVP for this free event.

O’Connell began writing at an early age. She has an MLS from Arizona State University and recently completed the instructor training course for Guided Autobiography from the USC Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies. She has led education and empowerment classes for women in Brazil, Ghana, Iraq, Jordan, Lesotho, Namibia, Pakistan, Swaziland, Trinidad-Tobago and the West Bank for the U.S. Department of State. Held Thursdays, the cost is $120 for the eight-week course. The course is limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 people. Call or visit the library online to register.


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Little Gym Opens in Cave Creek Brand new children’s play facility, The Little Gym of Cave Creek, recently opened its doors to the Arizona community and hosted an open house event. The new gym, owned by local veteran Dan Drummond and located at 29455 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 102, in Cave Creek, provided area children and families with the opportunity to enjoy fun and educational gym games such as group activities using the parachute, skill demonstration and spotting on bars, beam, and vault, refreshments and a raffle. The Little Gym International, is a children’s enrichment and development franchise that offers movement-based learning and imaginative play for kids from 4 months to 12 years old. The Little Gym of Cave Creek, like all other The Little Gym facilities, follows a philosophy in all of its classes referred to as “Three Dimensional Learning.” They are: Get Moving, Brain Boost, and Citizen Kid. Get Moving uses physical activities to burn that boundless energy, plus build flexibility and strength, develop balance and coordination, and encourage agility, rhythm and overall fitness to launch a lifetime of healthy habits. Brain Boost was designed to expand the mind and develop a love of learning. These exercises foster listening skills, sustained concentration and decisionmaking, prepare for or reinforce school lessons, and nurture problem-solving ability and creative expression. Citizen Kid uses activities to teach students life skills like sharing, working in a group, listening and leadership — all skills that translate to a well-adjusted, well-rounded superkid. For additional information, call 480.977.1555 or visit www.thelittlegym.com/ cavecreekaz.


Foothills Food Bank Seeks Volunteer Van Drivers


Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is seeking volunteer drivers to conduct food pick-ups at local stores (Fry’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and others). Volunteers must be able to drive a van and be able to lift at least 40 pounds. This commitment is for approximately two hours per day, one to two days per week between the hours of 7am to 10am with an alternate shift on Monday and Wednesday at 11am. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located in Cave Creek where all deliveries take place. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering as a driver, contact Tom Kilwein at 480.747.7250 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

CAVE CREEK Serving the Community Since 2002





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