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Thunderbird Artists Bring Fine Art & Wine To Carefree

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pend the day strolling throughout juried fine artworks, courtesy of more than 150 artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all mediums and subjects — the 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival runs November 3–5. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals and pastels, patrons will find impressive small, medium and life-sized Teresa Joy sculptures, bronzes, sparkling hand-blown glass, wood, clay, metal, stone, gourds, one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more. Sculptor and painter Jacinthe Dugal-Lacriox is the event’s featured artist. Dugal-Lacriox has studied the arts for nearly 20 years, and the human body and its movement is her principal source of inspiration. This master sculptor allowed herself to excel in the realistic representation of the human form before allowing herself to explore a more unique and vibrant way of sculpting. In addition to the visual art, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion will come alive with featured Jacinthe Dugal-Lacriox musician Teresa Joy and her violin. As the daughter of a world-renowned guitarist, Esteban, “Climb to Wisdom”; bronze Teresa Joy is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages with her beautiful music. Alongside the art, guests can enjoy a vast array of domestic and imported wines available for tasting from local Arizona wineries, as well as distributors with wines from around the world. The featured winery, Schlossadler International, has been importing fine wines from family-owned vineyards from around the world since 1979. They have a passion for wine and are excited to share their discoveries with wine enthusiasts. Their vast selection allows patrons to choose from dry to extremely fruity, red to sparkling, with wines from Argentina to New Zealand. There is a fee of $10 for the wine tasting, which includes an engraved souvenir glass and six tasting tickets. Additional It’s Time for Wild West Days 2017! tickets may be purchased for $1. Cave Creek Wild West Days, one of Arizona’s The 24th Annual Carefree largest western celebrations, and a Town of Cave Fine Art & Wine Festival Creek signature event, will celebrate its 15th year runs 10am–5pm daily, by welcoming over 10,000 people to the heart of November 3–5 at 101 Easy one of America’s most authentic western towns. Street in Downtown Carefree. Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Admission is $3 for adults and Association (CCMEA), the 15th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days is set for Friday, November 3 free for children under 18. For through Sunday, November 5. Get all of the details information, call 480.837.5637 or inside beginning on page 23. visit www.thunderbirdartists.com Sheko Kirby, Ophiuchus Cuff

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EDITOR’S PICKS

One Year Later: Still Making A Stand

Publisher Lorrie Pomeroy Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives… Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand… There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Creative Director Jenifer Lee Assistant to the Publisher Darlene Keberle

~ Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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When I sat down to write something for the November issue last year (Make A Stand — Choose US), we were about a week away from Election Day 2016. I expressed relief at the approaching end of a particularly bitter election season, and some trepidation about our collective future. I also said that “despite some of the gloom and doom predictions, however, I refuse to let go of hope and optimism — regardless of the outcome,” and that we should keep the “big picture” in mind. Here we are, one year later. Edward S. Curtis Focus on the big picture is more important now than ever. And I want to double down on Photography what I said in 2016: “While who we elect as Exhibition president certainly matters, it’s imperative to remember that we are all in this together, and that, in America, the power to direct the course of our nation remains in the hands of its citizens — IF, we are willing to step up, to engage, to open dialogue…to work together for a greater good. We are all flying through space on this ‘pale blue dot’ we call home together. We are all human and experience love, anger, pain, joy — don’t we owe it to one another to seek commonality and set aside partisan BS? To show respect, compassion and decency — to seek out the humanity in each and every “Canyon de Chelly” — Navajo (1904). (Library of Congress) one of us? When you boil it down, we are all in ‘this’ together.” Until next month, all my best.

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Community Unites To Sample Sliders For A Good Cause

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Valley slider lovers will unite this month to sample some of the most unique and tasty sliders in town — and all for a good cause. The 2017 Slider Throwdown will take place at Kierland Commons Sunday, November 12, from 12–3pm. Local food trucks such as Aioli Burger, Chicken & Waffles For the People, Cleveland Corned Beef, Emerson Fry Bread, Food Diva, Head to Hoof, Mango Flats, Left Coast Burrito, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese and more will be on site to offer up their most delicious sliders. The food trucks will also compete for the title of “Best Slider.” The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by the attendees via their People’s Choice votes. Just $30 includes admission, samples of all sliders and three drink tickets (non-alcoholic Photo by Joanie Simon drinks). One restaurant in Kierland Commons will partner with the event to offer a special “Slider Throwdown” cocktail available inside the restaurant. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF). The AFFCF (www.affcf.org) is dedicated to working with children in foster care to give them back their childhood. The organization has awarded more than $5.7 million to 26,000 children in foster care in the state — and counting. Kris Jacober, director of the AFFCF, says, “We help these children through difficult circumstances by providing them with resources and allowing them to take part in enjoyable activities that promote self-esteem.” There are still more than 18,000 children in foster care in the state, and the AFFCF is asking the community for help. Valley residents can do their part, while having a great time and sampling delicious eats, by simply purchasing a ticket to the 2017 Slider Throwdown. Visit www.affcf.org/events-2/sliderthrowdown and click on the link to purchase tickets.

Musicfest Musicfest Kicks Off Off Kicks Six Concert Concert Six Fall Fest Fest Fall

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Arizona Musicfest’s second annual Fall Fest features an excitingly diverse “legendary” lineup throughout November from opening night headliner Super Diamond (November 3 at Highlands Church), the premier Neil Diamond tribute band, to Arizona legend Dennis Rowland with Diana Lee, and from the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra to five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter. Arizona Musicfest audiences also will experience (future) musical legends from Arizona’s brightest young classical musicians at the Young Musicians Fall Concert and Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition champions, The HillBenders. Tickets are available through www. azmusicfest.org or by calling 480.422.8449. Go to ARTS: Around Town (page 63) for other Arizona Musicfest Fall Fest concert dates.

Immersive Pop-Up Art Experience Coming To Downtown Scottsdale In December, Downtown Scottsdale will welcome a cool new experiential art exhibit focused on a universally beloved sweet treat — ice cream. The Art of Ice Cream Experience will be housed in a two-story building on Craftsman Court, just north of 3rd Avenue. Within the walls will be themed rooms filled with color, texture and interactive engagement. The pop-up experience will be open to locals and visitors for a limited three-month engagement and will run daily from 10am–8pm. Guests can choose their arrival time and will have approximately 60 minutes to explore the vivid spaces and take as many social sharing images as their devices can handle. Ice cream tastes and treats will be available for sampling, engaging all five senses in this immersive experience. Guests can meander between the upstairs and downstairs, interacting with and taking pictures alongside the many tactile elements each space will offer. The Instagrammable spaces will have such themes as the Push Pop Room, the Banana Split Room, the Sundae Room, the Popsicle Room and the Cone or Cup Room. The environment inside the Art of Ice Cream Experience will offer something for everyone, most especially millennials to capture memorable moments and social currency through selfies. Ice cream-loving guests can begin scooping up their spots for the Art of Ice Cream Experience now with pre-sale tickets being made available for purchase online. The new pop-up exhibit is slated to open December 1. A limited number of tickets will be available each day. Groups over 35 guests are welcome and must contact the office directly to reserve tickets. The space is also available for private and corporate events and holiday parties. The Art of Ice Cream Experience is not affiliated with Museum of Ice Cream. For more information visit www.artoficecreamexperience.com.


Boys & Girls Clubs holds holiday event Enjoy a dazzling day of friends, food, fashion and fun at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s annual Vision of Sugarplums holiday event. The luncheon, boutique and fashion show will be held Monday, November 20, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Fay Fredricks, news anchor on KNXV

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ABC 15 TV, will be the guest emcee for the luncheon. Shop for a great cause and browse through the boutique for designer décor, vintage treasures, gourmet foods and gift baskets, as well as handcrafted items. Discover great gift ideas and big savings in the silent auction then relax and enjoy a delicious lunch by award-winning chefs, live auction and fabulous fashion show presented by Dillard’s Paradise Valley. A tradition for so many, the luncheon event kicks off the holiday season with doors opening at 9:30am for shopping and seating for the lunch, program and fashion show at 11:45am. Individual tickets start at $90. Tables of 10 and runway tables are available at various pricing options. To purchase tickets, contact Judy Frost at 602.550.5288 or judyfrost@ cox.net. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.the auxiliary.org. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. Proceeds from this event have enabled the Auxiliary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to contribute nearly $3 million to the Clubs and scholarship recipients over the years. This marks the 37th year of this event and all proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

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Camelback Studio Tour & Art Sale Twenty local artists’ workshops, homes featured

The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale returns for a ninth year this November with artist studio tours November 3–5. The tours will happen daily over the three days from 10am– 5pm November 3 and 4, and 10am–4pm November 5. The tours take place in the Sherwood Heights neighborhood located between Thomas Road and Oak Street on the north and south borders and 54th Street and 60th Street on the east and west sides of the neighborhood. The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale kicks off the holiday shopping season with special works of art available for sale that make excellent gifts. Twenty local artists in six different home studios will be showcased during this art sale and free, self-guided tour. Attendees are encouraged to start at any of the six studios and enjoy the experience as a walking, driving Artist Vickie Morrow in her studio; Photo by Joanie Simon or biking tour. Local artists Vickie Morrow and Lynn Gustafson, both residents of the neighborhood where the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale take place, host the tour as part of the South Scottsdale Art Alliance. “Over the past nine years, we have watched our studio tour grow by attracting even more local artists and this year is no exception. The artwork is incredible and the homes are a combination of mid-century design, many with renovations and several have simply stunning views. It makes for a very memorable experience for all of our shoppers,” said Morrow. To see a list of the artists who are featured on the tour, visit the website. A printable map and more details on the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale is available online at www.camelbackstudios.com.


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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 Chamber will hold its next PM Connect event at Grayhawk Beer Company, Thursday, November 2, 5–7pm. Grayhawk Beer Company is located at 20831 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 117, in Scottsdale. This month’s AM Connect event will be held November 16, 7:15–9am, at Bach to Rock, 7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Suite 104, in Scottsdale. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. In addition to its September “Connect” events, the Chamber will host its annual Sterling Awards ceremony Friday, November 17, at Embassy Suites Scottsdale, from 11:30am–1:30pm. Visit the Chamber website for full details. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

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Santa Claus is coming to Scottsdale early this year. On Saturday, November 25, and the following Saturday, December 2, the Promenade will spread Christmas cheer by giving children the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. A keepsake 4”x6” print is free when participants donate food to the food drive benefiting the Harvest Compassion Center (www.harvestcompassioncenter.org). In addition, there will be a free “make and take an ornament” activity for kids. The Harvest Compassion Center is collecting hygiene items, canned fruit, canned mixed vegetables, boxed meals (i.e., Tuna Helper), boxed crackers, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned juice and baby items (diapers and wipes). The holiday event will be held 11am–3pm November 25 and December 2 at the Nordstrom Rack/ Michael’s Store front. The food and hygiene item drive will be held at Trader Joe’s. The Promenade is located at 16427 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.promenadescottsdale.com.


music from artists such as Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee and local music legend Walt Richardson, among other musicians representing genres such as jazz, country and rock and roll. ArtFest also encompasses an interactive kids’ zone, local nonprofit book sale and other local community organizations such as Creciendo Unidos and the Boys and Girls Club that help with the event. Located at Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza at 75th Street and Indian School Road, ArtFest of Scottsdale offers free parking and free admission. Dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.888artfest.com.

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For two full days, the 24th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale brings the best of the artists’ community to the Valley. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza will be bustling with more than 180 fine artists selling their masterpieces, local musicians and food vendors representing a variety of cultural tastes, November 18–19, 10am–5pm. “I am proud to continue the tradition my father Frank Maguire started more than 40 years ago,” says Andrew Maguire who serves as ArtFest’s owner and organizer. “We hope to continue to introduce amazing art to the community and get people interested in art again.” In order to participate in ArtFest of Scottsdale, the artist vendors must first go through a jury process by a panel of peers, a board which is comprised of ASU graduates with degrees in Art, members who have participated in ArtFest and other artists’ festivals for an extensive period of time; Andrew’s father Frank sits of the board as well. Just in time for holiday gift-giving season, ArtFest of Scottsdale features fine arts in a variety of mediums such as metal, paint, clay and glass, as well as crafts and wares including jewelry and sculpture. Two stages feature live

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Scottsdale Dinosaur Attraction Set To Open Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs announces its grand opening at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale Friday, November 24. The attraction will take guests back in time to the era of dinosaurs with riveting educational exhibits featuring more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, interactive activities, fossil excavations, face painting, sluicing activities, balloon art and more. The attraction combines the thrills of a prehistoric-themed entertainment concept with educational elements designed to help children and their families learn more about some of the most mysterious creatures to ever walk the Earth — dinosaurs. Complete with realistic recreations of prehistoric habitats and lifelike robotic dinosaurs that roam through exhibits, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs is unlike

anything the Valley has ever seen. The attraction will be open from 9am–7pm Monday through Thursday, from 9am–9pm Friday through Saturday, and from 9am–6pm Sundays. Guests must reserve tickets in advance of their visit to guarantee entry. General admission tickets start at $17.95, with add-on interactive activities available for an additional cost. Guests can enjoy family-friendly dining directly above the venue at the Pangaea Dinosaur Grill, a Greek and American restaurant with dinosaur-themed entrees and desserts. Special party packages will also be available. Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs will be located inside OdySea in the Desert at 9500 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. For details, visit www.pangaealandofthedinosaurs.com.

Horses & Horsepower: More Than Just “The Best Polo Event in the World” The Captain of the Wales Polo Team calls The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower “the best polo event in the world,” and this year will be the biggest yet when it returns for two days: Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12. Brand new in 2017: On Saturday the Monte-Carlo Polo Team makes its debut to take on the two-time defending champions from Aspen Valley, led by the Ganzi family. For the first time, day guests will be able to enjoy exciting new elements like Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus and Barrett-Jackson, The Bottled Blonde Polo Lounge presented by Stella Artois, performances by the Phoenix Opera and Shakespeare in the Polo Park. The Polo Party is now expanding to Sunday with a brunch and a tribute to America’s greatest female polo player of all-time — Sunny Hale — in the Battle of the Sexes Match. Other exciting new additions for a weekend of polo include: Sandbar (named after the successful Arizona bar and restaurant that will include a tent with sand field-side) while teams from Santa Barbara, Seattle, and St. Moritz, Switzerland will be making appearances for the first time. The

event also welcomes Fried & Fizzy, a new pop-up restaurant featuring champagne and fried chicken by acclaimed local chef Michael DeMaria. Attendees will also enjoy a sneak preview of the 2018 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and see some serious horsepower with a preview of the world-famous Barrett-Jackson 2018 Collector Car Auction along with local Ferrari and Lamborghini car clubs lining the field. From the cars, to The Canine Couture to The World’s “Longest” Catwalk Fashion Show, there is truly something for everyone. “Bentley Scottsdale is extremely proud and honored to once again be named title sponsor of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships,” said Beli Merdovic, general manager of Bentley Scottsdale. “We have watched this prestigious event flourish and every year we are amazed at the innovative and creative ways this event has grown into the success it is today.” Tickets are now on sale in many categories that sold out last year. Gates open Saturday at 10am and 10:45am on Sunday. General Admission starts at $25 Saturday and $20 on Sunday. For details on tickets and for a full schedule of events, visit www. thepoloparty.com.


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The annual Driving Out Domestic Violence returns for its seventh year with even more star power, including honorary chairs Zack and Emily Greinke at the Celebrity Golf Tournament Thursday, November 2, and Celebrity Gala Friday, November 3. First, spend the day golfing with current and retired MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA and other professional athletes at the Celebrity Golf Tournament with a 10:30am shotgun start Thursday, November 2, at Talking Stick Golf Club located at 9998 East Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale. Golf is $1,000 for individual players and includes two Gala tickets or $4,000 for a foursome and includes eight Gala tickets. Awards reception and closing ceremonies following the golf tournament. On Friday, put the dancing shoes on and get ready for a night of mixing and mingling at an exclusive evening with celebrity athletes while enjoying live music, entertainment and with savory tasting stations by Dominick’s Steakhouse and signature cocktails. The Celebrity Gala November 3 starts at 7pm and will be held in an air hanger at Hanger One located at 15220 North 78th Way in Scottsdale. The evening is a cocktail party format with a silent auction, bar set ups and food stations by Dominick’s Steakhouse, serving dinner and dessert. Tickets are $175 per ticket, $300 for a pair of gala tickets, with reserved tables and larger sponsorship opportunities also available. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind silent auction benefiting Chrysalis’ domestic violence programs. Driving Out Domestic Violence was started in 2011. Lauren Teahen and her husband, Mark, a retired professional baseball player, founded Driving Out Domestic Violence in honor of Lauren’s late mother, Shelley, a domestic abuse survivor. The Teahens are joined by co-chairs Kelsey and J.J. Putz, a retired professional baseball player, as the driving force behind the event. Other celebrities attending include; Paul Konerko (MLB), Jesse Crain (MLB), Aaron Bates (MLB), Nate Jones (White Sox), Eric Sogard (Brewers), Hector Santiago (Twins), Josh Barfield (MLB), Jeremy Accardo (MLB), Mike Modano (NHL), Dontrelle Willis (MLB), Ron Villone (MLB), Daniel Hudson (Pirates) Cody Ross (MLB), Adam Snyder (NFL) and Trevor Cahill (Cubs). To date, Driving Out Domestic Violence Celebrity Golf and Gala, has raised more than $1.5 million for Chrysalis and victims of domestic violence. Call 602.955.9059 or visit www.dodvaz.org for more information or email Dan Bailey at dbailey@noabuse.org.

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Wreaths For Life Hosts Annual Fundraiser The Wreaths for Life will hold its annual fundraiser Friday, November 10. The event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps children and families receiving medical treatment who are in need of housing. Wreaths for Life features a silent auction of custom, themed wreaths created by Arizona designers and artists. Bidding runs from November 1–10, concluding at the evening cocktail reception held at The Shops on Camelback, 835 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, from 5–8pm. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, raffle, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a desert station. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.wreathsforlife.com, at The Shops, or at the door.

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Thanks to advancements in medical science, we are more well-equipped to stop HIV/AIDS than at any point in history. With drugs like PrEP or (Truvada), which actually prevent HIV transmission, an end to this global epidemic is within our grasp. What we still lack is the community awareness and education to circle the wagons around those in our community who don’t know their status either because of the stigma associated with the disease or the idea that it MAYOR can’t happen to them. When in 2015 Arizona ranked 15th City of Phoenix among the 50 states in the number of HIV diagnoses, we 602.262.7111 knew we needed to do more. When local leaders came www.phoenix.gov to me and asked Phoenix to become a leader in a global initiative centered around increasing access to treatment and education, it was an easy decision. The Fast-Track Cities Initiative (FTCI) started December 2014 at the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) meeting in Paris. That was when mayors from more than 50 high-HIV-burden cities began closely working with affected communities, city health officials, clinical and service providers and other stakeholders. The result was the Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Last fall, Phoenix fully committed to this effort when we formed the FastTrack Cities Ad Hoc Committee to coordinate efforts between state, county, city and nonprofit organizations. I am now proud to report that the City Council unanimously approved the committee’s plan just last month. FTCI is in full swing in Phoenix. To meet the 2030 challenge, the initiative calls for cities to achieve three goals by 2020, commonly knowns as “90-90-90”. See Mayor Stanton Writes, page 16

Phoenix Pizza Festival Returns For Third Year The Phoenix Pizza Festival is the first festival in Arizona dedicated to the best food ever: pizza! This event brings together great pizza makers and local businesses for an amazing day of cheesy awesomeness at Margaret T. Hance Park in Central Phoenix. The Third Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival takes place Saturday, November 18, 11am– 5pm, and will feature approximately 15 pizza vendors, dessert food trucks, craft beer stations, related food vendors and festival fun including lawn games, live bands and a kid’s craft zone. A portion of event proceeds benefit Downtown Phoenix Inc., (www.dtphx.org) an organization dedicated to the creation of a thriving downtown. This community development group promotes the revitalization of downtown by supporting events and local businesses. Admission to the Phoenix Pizza Festival is $10, purchased in advance; babies and toddlers are free. Tickets will not be available at the door. Pizza vendors will serve $2-$4 slices, half-pies or full pies. To purchase tickets, or for additional information, visit www.phoenix.pizza.

Get Ready For Urban Farm’s Annual Open House Greg Peterson

he Urban Farm announced the open house dates for the 18th annual Urban Farm Fruit Tree Education Program in the Valley. The two-day event takes place at The Urban Farm, located at 6750 North 13th Place in Phoenix, November 3 and 4 from 8:30–11:30am. Attendees will see full-grown fruit trees and learn which ones will work for their yard. Two guided “tours” will run at 8:45am and 10am each day, and guests can learn from Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, about fruit tree growing, management and pruning techniques. This education is meant to plant the seed of inspiration and get people confident and prepared for growing their own trees. “I have helped plant more than 30,000 fruit trees around the Valley, and I know we have thousands and thousands more to go,” says Peterson. Peterson will dig in to share planting and growing strategies and selecting fruit tree varieties for success. He pulls on 40 years of experience growing fruit trees in the desert and is committed to sharing strategies that appeal to the lazy gardener as well as the beginning farmers and orchardists. The Urban Farm is Peterson’s personal home that he uses as a tool to educate people on the best techniques for successfully growing fruit trees in the desert. Once people become familiar with the best fruit trees for their yard and lifestyle, The Urban Farm offers a selection of deciduous (apples, peaches, apricots, plums, figs, grapes and berries) and citrus trees, including lemons, limes, oranges and more. At the open house, guests will have an opportunity to place their preorders for “Urban Farm Approved” fruit trees, which thrive in this climate. The program offers special early bird and bundle pricing through November 4. For more information on The Urban Farm, visit www.urbanfarm.org or Facebook.com/theurbanfarm.


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This month marks one of Arizona’s premiere arts festivals, held since 1998 at one of the most historic sites in Phoenix … the Shemer Arizona Arts Festival. Since its inception in 1984, the Shemer Art Center has held an annual arts festival to showcase Arizona artists, officially referred to as Sunday @ Shemer. This event has always been held on a Sunday and it has always served as the annual fundraiser for the Shemer Art Center. This year, the Shemer Art Center is pleased to announce that this event will become a two-day event called the Shemer Arizona Arts Festival. This new event will feature two full days of art activities just in time to kick-off holiday shopping. Artists from across Arizona will feature one-of-a-kind works of art, plus there will be demonstrating artists (glass blowing, blacksmithing, pottery wheel-throwing, raku and more), live entertainment, a children’s interactive Kids Zone with arts activities and a free T-shirt, sculpture garden tours, live music, food and beverage vendors, a silent auction and an evening artist reception on Saturday. Admission to this year’s event, scheduled from 10am–4pm, is free. “Since 1994, the Shemer Art Center has supported and showcased Arizona artists,” said Shonna James, executive director. “This new, two-day event will give us the opportunity to better showcase artists from across the state, and further display the talented artists we have in Arizona. Plus, the free admission will allow even more families to attend the event, which is also on the Camelback Art Studio tour the same weekend.” A private Saturday evening artist reception is also being planned. Check the Shemer website for additional information (www.shemerartcenter.org) or call 602.262.4727. Shemer Art Center is located at 5005 East Camelback Road in Phoenix.

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Mayor Stanton Writes, continued from page 14 Our First Goal: 90 percent of people living with HIV need to know their HIV status. That means everybody, especially our most vulnerable populations, must get tested. Over the past decade you have seen the energy behind testing slowly fade, but under this effort, you will see a resurgence. Second: 90 percent of people who know their HIV status are on antiretroviral medication. The successes we’ve had with treatment and therapies have made many people complacent. Medications now allow people to live long, healthy, normal lives. But this isn’t a time for complacency. We need continued public education on how HIV is spread. HIV may not be a death sentence anymore but it’s still serious, and preventable. We also need to educate those who have contracted HIV to get treatment and to stay in treatment. And our Third goal: 90 percent of people on treatment with suppressed viral load. This means the virus is no longer being passed. Anyone who is at all sexually active, unless there are medical reasons, ought to be on PrEP. The bottom line is this: There doesn’t need to be one new HIV infection. As a community, we can stop HIV/AIDS, but we have to educate people. Please do your part to get this message out. There is one more number at the end of 90-90-90 and that’s “zero.” The zero represents ending the stigma the prevents our community from accessing the medicine that can help. As Mayor, I will use my bully pulpit to help get the word out at every opportunity, especially when it comes to ending the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS. The fact is, anyone who is sexually active should be including an HIV test as part of their regular medical visits. Period. We have already come a long way tackling this stigma but there’s more work to do. We stand at a defining moment in the AIDS response. Cities like Phoenix are uniquely positioned to take local action for global impact, but in order for this effort to be a success, we need you. Be an example and know your status.

Arizona Brewers Ball Set For November The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild will partner with Arizona’s award-winning breweries to present the second annual Arizona Brewers Ball Saturday, November 18. This year, guests are invited to dress in their best 1920s-inspired garb and head to Warehouse 215 in Downtown Phoenix for the prohibition-themed celebration, which will bring together more than 30 breweries from across the state to celebrate the continued growth and success of Arizona’s craft beer industry. Arizona’s own 14-piece Uptown Big Band will get the crowd in the mood, as guests indulge, imbibe and jitterbug their way between several food stations throughout the space. A dream for beer enthusiasts and foodies alike, the event will feature delectable bites paired with various beers, and guests will have the opportunity to learn why the chosen beers pair well with each chef-crafted dish. The menu will feature enticing selections like pork carnitas tacos with cotija poblano mole, braised short ribs with blue cheese firecracker corn panna cotta, grilled prawns with aged cheddar grits and heirloom tomato relish, a selection of regional barbeque sliders, and various desserts paired with more than 30 beers from around Arizona, including four that won prestigious medals at the recent Great American Beer Festival. The Brewers Ball will be held from 6–10pm at Warehouse 215, a 1918 industrial building in Phoenix’s urban-chic Warehouse District. Pre-sale tickets are available for $125 per person. VIP table reservations can also be made for $2,000, which include 10 tickets, a special key to unlock a private access area, additional hors d’oeuvres and specialty beer, and prime seating for the event. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/ arizona-brewers-ball-tickets-37468934592. Proceeds from the Brewers Ball will benefit the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and the George Hancock Fund. Learn more at www.chooseazbrews.com.


Mane Attraction Salon is celebrating its 40th anniversary by offering retro 1977 prices to lucky costumers. Offered November 1-30, Mane Attraction Salon (MAS) celebrate its milestone 40th year anniversary with special gifts and discounts, including offering every 40th patron rollback 1970s prices for his/her haircut or a select salon product. Additionally, each week, select products at the in-house MAS Shop will be marked 40 percent off of their original price. According to Mane Attraction Salon’s husband and wife owners, Kendall and Beate Assmuth-Ong, these 40th anniversary deals are simply their way of saying, “thank you” to all of their wonderful patrons and supporters over the past four decades. “We are honored and humbled to reach this milestone as a business,” Kendall Ong says. “We have been blessed with an incredible support network, loyal clients and hardworking dedicated staff. A heartfelt thank you to all.” MAS first opened its doors in the fall of 1977 and moved to its current 32nd Street and Camelback location in 1981. The current owners purchased the salon in 1998, bringing an innovative brand of hairdressing and expertise to the Phoenix beauty scene. Both Kendall and Beate started their careers with the prestigious Vidal Sassoon organization, and combined, they have more than 70 years of international experience. They have traveled the world teaching other hair stylists and designing new looks for clients, bringing that passion and dedication to education to Mane Attraction. Mane Attraction Salon is located at 3156 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more information about the salon or to make an appointment, call 602.956.2996 or visit www.maneattractionsalon.com.

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Wave goodbye to the ridiculous retail prices and say hello to AMI Diamonds. We sell all our jewelry at wholesale or below prices (that’s 60 percent–80 percent off retail prices!) but from now until Thanksgiving Day, we are offering an EXTRA 10 percent off our phenomenally low prices. Start your holiday shopping now at AMI Diamonds. We have financing and layaway options, too. AMI Diamonds also sells high quality, GIA certified diamonds. Fine cut GIA certified diamonds are portable, wearable, wealth when sold for a small commission at AMI. Unlike heavy gold bars or stocks and bonds in the back of your safe, a diamond can be worn and enjoyed. GIA certifications and laser inscriptions on the girdle can create an accepted standard of value and provenance for each stone. With diamonds cutters having recognized the need for high quality cuts and the world of internet commerce has made it a truly global market for diamonds when bought at or below wholesale prices and that is what we do here at AMI! Diversify your portfolio now! We offer in-house repair services for jewelry and watches! Our repair services are reliable, affordable, and quick. Same day repairs are available! Our jeweler and watchmaker each have over 40 years of experience in the business so you can be assured your items are in the best hands. In addition, we offer insurance appraisal services for all your jewelry needs. Along with our speedy and reliable repair services we also buy jewelry. We buy gold, silver, diamonds, as well as fine gemstones! We buy at fair prices and have been told we pay top dollar for what we buy. So if you need some extra cash, let us turn those back of the drawer items you never wear into some! Stop in or call us today at 602.923.8200, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Located on the southwest corner of Cactus and Tatum in the Hobby Lobby Complex near Big 5 Sporting Goods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and review us on Yelp. Let us become the Jeweler you trust!

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Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At AMI Diamonds & Jewelry

Salon Celebrates Forty Years Of Beauty

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Local artist and Paradise Valley resident Chad Little is holding a fundraiser to debut his new art studio with proceeds to benefit local nonprofit Altered Tails (www.alteredtails.org), Arizona’s largest high quality, low cost spay/neuter clinic. There is no charge to attend the event. Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to meet the artist at his new Little Studio and view his latest works of paintings while surrounded by the stunning beauty of his Paradise Valley home. The Little Studio, designed by Scottsdale-based Chen + Suchart Studio, is a suspended steel and glass structure and currently is being considered for an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architectural Design Award The “Misfits” show features original oil painting on canvas inspired by vintage photos of unique subjects from around the country. The essence of these photos is the inspiration for the “Misfit” collection. Little’s “Misfits” collection is in keeping with his passion for animal welfare causes and the countless rescue dogs and cats that Altered Tails performs spay and neuter surgeries on every day to assist Arizona’s animal welfare organizations in decreasing the unwanted pet population. The “Misfits” collection is available for purchase “Misfits” online in advance of the exhibit with prices ranging from $800–$3,500. A complete list, including pricing, can be found at www.chadlittleart.com/misfits-artwork. The “Misfits” exhibit takes place Thursday, November 9, at new Little Studio in Paradise Valley. RSVP is required no later than November 3 to art@alteredtails.org including the number of people attending. Email confirmations will be sent to those who RSVP. The Little Studio is on the northwest corner of 60th Street and Cactus Wren. Entrance to the studio is on Cactus Wren. Do not enter the main house property from 60th street. Both valet and street parking will be available that evening.

Little’s “Misfits” Art Exhibit To Benefit Altered Tails

Returns For Two Days Of Fun Phoenix Fan Fest is returning to the Phoenix Convention Center November 11–12. This year, Phoenix Fan Fest will focus on celebrating comics, creators and collectibles. Phoenix Fan Fest will feature local comic creators and authors to showcase the finest talent in the Phoenix area. In addition, the community’s leading costuming groups, along with a lineup of celebrities from pop culture, science fiction, fantasy and professional wrestling shows, are invited to delight attendees. For complete details, visit http://myfanfest.com/phoenix.


Grand opening celebration scheduled

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Diana Le, along with her husband David, owns and operates two Fancy Nails & Spa salon locations. One salon is in the Safeway shopping center at Greenway and Tatum and the other is located inside the Rose Garden Center on Cave Creek Road. Both nail salons offer top-notch, ultra-sanitary beauty treatments such as regular and gel manicures, pedicures, organic SNS dipping powder manicures, waxing services, facials, skin care treatments, semi-permanent make-up applications and eyelash extensions. Diana and David’s son, Tony, is the general manager of the two nail salons, and their daughter, Christina, is also a professional hair stylist who owns the Chris Le Hair Salon located a couple of shops down from her parents’ nail salon at Greenway and Tatum. “In our family, we literally help women look and feel more beautiful from their heads down to their toes,” says Diana with a laugh. “We truly love what we do and we have enjoyed making close, long-lasting relationships with our customers over these many years.” A few months ago, in July, the couple relocated their Cave Creek Road salon just four shops down inside the same shopping plaza into an even larger, more glamorous-looking space. Their beautiful, new salon now features two, long, sleek nail bars, numerous full-body massage chairs for pedicures, flat-screen TVs, dramatic overhead lighting, and complimentary hot tea, coffee and cookies are served. This new, larger salon can now accommodate special groups for bridal showers, birthday parties, ladies’ day outs, company events and more. The family even built a separate and serene “Spa Room” in the back of the salon. The Spa Room has just four pedicure/massage chairs but also has its own, flat-screen TV and soothing, built-in music system. This ultra-calming room can be rented out for a small, private party or enjoyed for a romantic date night out for two. To celebrate their new salon location on Cave Creek Road, the Le family will host a Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, November 11, from 11am–3pm. Diana will serve complimentary Vietnamese hors d’oeuvres and everyone who attends will receive a coupon to enjoy 20 percent off all salon services. Fancy Nails & Spa is located at 21043 North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. To schedule an appointment for 20 percent off during the grand opening event, call the salon at 602.404.6453. For more information, visit www.fancynailsaz.com.

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November At NAWBO: Annual Marketplace & More Join members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter, and their guests Wednesday, November 1, from 11am–1pm, for “Seriously?! Why am I not getting more high-end clients?” Guest speaker Mary Cravets will present the “Magnetic 30-second Introduction Formula,” and NAWBO will host its annual vendor marketplace. The cost for the luncheon meeting is $38 for members and $48 for guests. The event will be held at Phoenix Country Club. For additional information or to make a reservation, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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The Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM), located in Community Park, is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of the country’s armed forces. It is a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and is also a place to show respect to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county. On Saturday, November 11, salute the nation’s veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial. The ceremony begins at 10am and concludes with the solar spotlight through the five ellipses of the Armed Services pillars onto the glass mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States (weather permitting) at 11:11am. Sgt. Major Jennifer L. Simmons (USMC) will present the keynote address. Simmons conducted three overseas deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, Sgt. Major Simmons served as the Battalion Sergeant Major for Wounded Warrior Battalion West, headquartered at Camp Pendleton, CA. She has received multiple awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine

Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Simmons is a native of Snow Hill, NC and is married with two children and two grandchildren. Shana Edwards, a Prescott High School junior, will read her award-winning essay, “Courage.” Edwards was the Voice of Democracy Arizona state winner and represented the state at the VFW’s national competition in Washington D.C. Seating is limited; please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking in the lot nearest the Memorial is intended for veterans and those who cannot walk longer distances. Please park in the middle or lower lots, or at the Community Center and access the park via the footbridge. The Daisy Mountain Veterans will be hosting their parade and picnic Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Visit the Anthem community calendar for more details about this event (www.onlineatanthem.com/calendar.php). The AVM is located at Anthem Community Park, 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. To learn more, visit www. onlineatanthem.com/avm.

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Celebrate American Explorers With ProMusica Arizona Discover: The Spirit of American Explorers, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra’s first concert of the season, pays tribute to the achievements of American explorers from the first adventurous souls who pushed westward across the continent to modern-day space travelers. Seamen, aviators, Northern explorers, pioneers and cowboys — all will be celebrated in this season-opener.

Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Craft Since the inaugural Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts was held in 1974, the event has grown to more than 500 artists and artisans from all over the world. The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts boasts hundreds of booths and original fine works of art in every price range, sculptures, paintings, clothing, jewelry, crafts, local food items and more. Live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections and shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills. The 43rd Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts will be held November 10–12, 10am-5pm daily, along Avenue of the Fountains. For details, call 480.837.1654 or visit www.fountainhillschamber.com.

The Verdes Holiday Art & Gift Show

VFW Holds Annual Golf Tournament

Artists from the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, along with fellow artists from the communities of Tonto Verde and Rio Verde, will gather Saturday, November 18, from 9am–5pm, for a Holiday Art and Gift show at the Tonto Verde Country Club, 18401 El Circulo Drive in Rio Verde.

The Fountain Hills VFW Post 7507 will hold its annual golf tournament Saturday, November 18. The golf tournament is the Post’s biggest fundraiser each year. Through funds raised, the Post can continue its work helping veterans. This year’s tournament will be held at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 North Hayden Road in Scottsdale. Registration is now open. Although foursomes are the most desired sign up, individual or smaller groups are possible and registrants will be paired with others to form foursomes. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of prior experience. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price. The mission of the VFW is “to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.” The VFW’s vision is to “Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.” To learn more about VFW Post 7507, call 480.836.5520 or visit www.vfwpost7507.org. Registration is available through the website; follow the “Golf Tournament” link.

Artist Jackie Yuhas; original Southwestern oil paintings

Attendees can browse through a fabulous array of gift items from jewelry, gourds, tapestry handbags, beautiful belt buckles, knitted hats, exquisite handmade holiday decorations and beautiful handmade greeting cards for every occasion. Also showing is a selection of original art works ranging from contemporary to Southwestern in acrylics, oils, watercolors and many other mediums. The Tonto Verde Country Club can be reached from the Scottsdale and Cave Creek area by taking Dynamite Road to Forrest Road to Tonto Verde. From the Fountain Hills area, take McDowell Mountain Road to Forrest Road to Tonto Verde. Admission is free to the public.

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The world premiere of “A World without Boundaries,” a newly commissioned piece by Dr. Timothy Michael Powell commemorating the U.S. space program and the people who made outer space exploration a reality, will be performed. Music will be set to the inspirational words of astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong; educator and citizen astronaut Christa McAuliffe; and Scottish-American explorer, naturalist and poet John Muir. ProMusica Arizona will also perform “Suite for Sacagawea,” which pays tribute to Lewis and Clark’s Native American interpreter guide who contributed so much to their exploration. This piece was written by Arizona composer Craig Bohmler who thrilled local audiences with his opera “Riders of the Purple Sage.” Among other notable pieces, the orchestra will play music from “Apollo 13” and Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo.” In Anthem, the concert will be presented Saturday, November 4, 7:30pm, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 39808 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pmaz.org or call 623.326.5172.

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Celebrate “Winter in the Southwest” This Thanksgiving The annual Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Fountain Hills is set for Thursday, November 23. This year’s theme is “Winter in the Southwest.” The parade begins at 9am and continues until approximately 10:30am. Many of the local businesses participate as well as the VFW, classic cars clubs, Girl Scout troops, school groups and many others. With a few dozen floats, marching bands, dance routines, motorcycle shows and Santa, it is sure to entertain. The parade is free for spectators, as is parking. For information, contact the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce at 480.837.1654, or visit www.fountainhillschamber.com.

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The Great American Epidemic By Stephen Cohen, O.D.

Pet Adoption Event To Be Held

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All Saints’ Episcopal Church and PACC911 have teamed up to host a pet adoption event to be held Saturday, November 4, from 10am-3pm. Forty-five rescue groups will be onsite for the event, which is sponsored by Pet Market. All pets up for adoption have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated. In addition to the adoptions, food vendors will be in attendance and animal blessings will be held. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 6300 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. PACC911 brings together over 100 animal welfare organizations throughout Arizona to create a potent animal rescue community that works together under a unified umbrella. For additional information, visit www.pacc911.org.

Dr. Cohen provides eye care that meets the needs and exceeds expectations of patients utilizing modern technology while providing old-fashioned care in Scottsdale since 1985. Visit doctormyeyes.net; call 480.513.3937 or e-mail stephen. cohen@doctormyeyes.net.

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Although life expectancy is at an all-time high, the current diabetes epidemic is getting much worse — increasing by 27 percent in just the past 10 years. Seventeen million people are diabetic, and about one-third (almost six million) do not know it. Diabetics are at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, loss of a limb and blindness. November has been labeled “Diabetes Awareness Month.” Every year, as many as 24,000 people go blind as a result of eye damage (diabetic retinopathy) brought on by diabetes. It is estimated that 95 percent of vision loss can be prevented through early detection and treatment. Diabetic retinopathy typically shows no early warning signs. Without timely treatment, there can be fluctuations of vision and changes in your eye prescription, as well as increased chances of developing glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and/or cataracts. Almost 30 percent of diabetics haven’t had an eye exam within the past year, but prevention starts with early detection through a comprehensive eye exam. New technology can potentially pick up changes five to 10 years sooner than they become obvious. Only your eye doctor can fully evaluate your eyes and detect the early signs of retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. There are several things you can do to decrease the chance of developing diabetic eye disease. A stable A1C level and blood pressure control can reduce the damage to blood vessels in the eye, thereby reducing damage to sensitive ocular structures. A healthy diet and exercise program are obvious, but underutilized defenses, such as an annual eye exam, need to be near the top of the list. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In this case, “an ounce of prevention is worth a lifetime of vision.”

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Charlie is a short, stocky, 60-pound lap dog. Nothing you can say will convince him that he isn’t a tiny little puppy able to snuggle into your lap. He is almost four years old, so he has grown out of the destructive stage. He enjoys a soft comfy bed and he will tenderly care for his beloved squeaky toys. Charlie will join you on a 30-minute stroll about town and then he will settle in for a good long nap. Charlie is a selective dog and he is a little too interested in cats. Charlie does adore all kids. He is unaware of his size, so he would probably do best with older kids, or kids who understand that he didn’t mean to bump into them. Meet Charlie at Home Fur Good, 10220 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, Thursday through Saturday from 11am–4pm. For more information, call 602.971.1334 or visit www.homefurgood.org.


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ave Creek Wild West Days, one of Arizona’s largest western celebrations, and a Town of Cave Creek signature event, will celebrate its 15th year by welcoming over 10,000 people to the heart of one of America’s most authentic western towns. Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), the 15th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days is set for Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. Festivities will include a Battle of the Bars Bull Riding Competition, Wild West Days Parade, Mutton Bustin’, Half-Pie Eating Contest, Pig Races, the Wild West Days Dance and a ton of family-friendly fun in between. Wild West Days kicks off November 3 with the lovely Jan Marrou singing the national anthem and then Battle of the Bars Bull Riding officially gets the fun started at 7:30pm. The Wild West Days Parade, sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek, starts the morning festivities Saturday, November 4, at 9am. Right after the parade, head on down to Buffalo Chip for the crazy antics of the junior rodeo riders in the Mutton Bustin’ competition, sponsored by Cowtown Boots and Cave Creek Dentistry. After Mutton Bustin’, head on back to Frontier Town for an amazing afternoon and evening of true cowboy fun. At 11:30am, pick a favorite half pie and enter the Half-Pie Eating contest for some good, messy, sweet fun. Throughout the day, Frontier Town will be bustling with gunfighters, their “ladies” and cowboys of every kind; try not to cross these ornery critters or you may find yourself in the middle of a shootout. Visitors can pan for gold, courtesy of

the Cave Creek Museum; have a picture taken with Prince Charming, the most adorable miniature horse around, and help hunt down those mangy varmints in the Quick Duck Draw, where every player is a winner. Attendees can also build a stick horse to enter in Triple R’s Winter Roundup Stick Horse Race later that evening. At 2:30pm is the Gold Nugget Hunt throughout Frontier Town.

MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

November — one of the many reasons we live here! While other parts of the country are tuning up their snow blowers, getting the kids outfitted with warm clothes, having heating oil delivered and all of those other preparations, we’ll be dealing with drifting and swirling sunshine! November is yet another great month in Cave Creek. November 3rd, 4th, and 5th is the Wild West Days Celebration. You can see a schedule of events listed here but one of my favorite activities is the Parade, which is on Saturday the 4th starting at 9am. Be sure to get there early for the best viewing! As our nights become more comfortable, there are activities all over town during the rest of MAYOR November. Live music, dancing, dining, bull riding twice a week at the Buffalo Chip. Town of Cave Creek The winter rye grass is well established at Rancho Mañana Golf Course and our trail 480.488.1400 system is always open for those who wish to get their exercise in the unmatched upper www.cavecreek.org Sonoran scenery! So much to do and be thankful for. So, if you don’t want to spend an entire day cooking and cleaning on November 23rd then make your reservations at one of our fine eating establishments. One of the things I’m thankful for is being able to answer the question “where do you live?” with a very satisfied “Cave Creek Arizona!” Enjoy!

Triple R Horse Rescue’s Annual Charity Winter Roundup dinner takes place at Frontier Town, beginning at 4pm. There will be music by Pick O’ The Litter, a BBQ brisket dinner and the Dirty Tequila girls will be running the bar. Stick horse racing takes place at 5pm, along with other family-friendly events. For tickets and information on the Winter Roundup, visit www.triplerhorserescueaz.com/winter-roundup.html. East of town, Harold’s Corral is hosting the pig races at 1pm and 3pm, cornhole tournament at 6pm, and the official Wild West Days Dance kicks off at 9pm with music by Mogollon. Wild West Days wraps up the fun-filled weekend Sunday, November 5, with the Second Annual Motorcycle Poker Run sponsored by Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson, Law Tigers and The Roadhouse. Find details on all of the 2017 Wild West Days events in this issue of CITYSunTimes, and keep current with the latest information at www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com and facebook.com/cavecreekwildwestdays.

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Celebrate Cave Creek At Wild West Days Parade

Cave Creek residents and area businesses and organizations will celebrate the Wild West Days and Cave Creek’s western heritage and traditions at the 2017 Wild West Days Parade. Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (www.cavecreekmerchants.com) and sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek (www. cavecreek.org), the 2017 Wild West Days Parade takes place Saturday, November 4, at 9am (check-in and staging is from 7–8am). Cowboys, just like those from the Old West, will lead off the Wild West Days western parade. Parade watchers can see firsthand why Cave Creek is “Where the Wild West lives.” The parade begins at 9am at Town Hall and proceeds on past Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Those who are arriving early to get a prime parade-route spot are invited to enjoy a parade Bloody Mary at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats’ Bloody Mary Bar and face painting for the children while waiting for the parade to start. Big Earl’s is located at 6135 East Cave Creek Road. Call 480.575.7889 or visit www.bigearlsgreasyeats.com for more information. For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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Second Annual Wild West Days Motorcycle Poker Run

Gather your buddies, put on your best poker face and rev the engines for the Second Annual Wild West Days Motorcycle Poker Run, Sunday, November 5. Registration and check-in begins at 9am at Buddy Stubbs Cave Creek HarleyDavidson, 6812 East Cave Creek Road (www.buddystubbshd.com). The cost is $20 per rider or $25 per couple. The Run begins at 10am sharp. From Buddy Stubbs, the ride proceeds to Wild Horse West (www. wildhorsewest.com), The Roadrunner (www.roadrunnerrestaurantandsaloon. com) and ends with lunch and a raffle at the Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road (www.hideawayroadhouse.com). Registration is available online. Questions about this event may be directed to Cheyenne at Hellbound Cycles; call 970.209.0448. For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www. wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

Second Annual Wild West Days Battle of the Bars

The Second Annual Wild West Days Battle of the Bars is an opportunity for a little friendly, local competition. Battle of the Bars will be held at the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse Arena, 6823 East Cave Creek Road (www.buffalochipsaloon.com), Friday, November 3. Check-in for riders is 6pm, the “battle� kicks off at 7:30pm. Teams of two riders will be drawn in the arena the night of the competition. Teams will compete for a cash prize, rider buckles and a buckle for the winning bar. Riders are encouraged to dress with bar colors. Livestock for the event is provided by Mercer Rodeo Company (www.mercerrodeo.com). For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www. wildwestdayscavecreek.com.


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All adventurous children who are between the ages of 4–7 and hankerin’ for a real live Wild West Days experience are encouraged to head over to Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse right after the Wild West Days Parade. Held Saturday, November 4, children will have the chance to participate in Wild West Days Mutton Bustin’. The arena and check-in is directly behind the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, 6823 East Cave Creek Road (www.buffalochipsaloon.com). Check-in time is 10:45am; the fun begins at 11:30am. Helmets are provided. Participants will experience climbing in the same chutes the bull riders use, except they will be mounting a big woolly sheep. With an official number pinned to their back and a solid grip on the sheep’s neck, the gate swings open giving them a fun ride experience they will never forget — parents, make sure to bring the camera. The event can only take 50 riders, so early registration (found on the Wild West Days website) is encouraged. For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

Loosen Those Belt Buckles For Delicious Fun The annual Wild West Days Half Pie Eating Contest will be held Saturday, November 4, at Frontier Town, 6245 East Cave Creek Road (www.frontiertownaz.com). The day of the contest, registration sign up and check-in is at 11am at Frontier Town. All ages are welcome to participate. The cost per entrant is $5 (ages 12 and under are free). Each participant eats a half pie as fast as possible. Pies will be assorted flavors. Participants can join in an auction to purchase the pie to be consumed by an opponent. Participants will be grouped according to age: 11 and under, 12 to 15, and 16 and up. The contest begins at 11:30am sharp. Prizes will be awarded, and proceeds from the event will benefit Cave Creek Museum (www.cavecreekmuseum.org). Call Marc at 480.488.9129 for questions about the Half Pie Eating Contest. For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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Run Little Piggy, Run! Always a fun event for the whole family, the Wild West Days Pig Races will be held Saturday, November 4, with races at 1pm and 3pm, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road (www.haroldscorral.com). Cheer on a favorite Lil’ Bit of Bacon as these little guys jockey for position down the runway to be the “Best Western Piglet” of the year. Sponsorships are available for the Pig Races. Each sponsor will have their own racing pig, named and numbered for race day. All sponsors’ company name, logo and pig will be featured in betting programs. All sponsors will be featured on sponsorship poster. Each sponsor will have an individual table reserved on the patio under their company name. Sponsors’ logo and company name will be posted on email blast and Facebook event. This is also a tax write off; a portion of the proceeds go to the Foothills Food Bank (www. foothillsfoodbank.com; 480.488.1145). For updated information on this and other Wild West Days events, visit www. wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

Horny Toad To Feature Cowboy Fast Draw During Wild West Days

The Association of Arizona Gunslingers, members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, will demonstrate shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot during Wild West Days at The Horny Toad. The fast draw experts, who will be onsite Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, will host a Town Alley event known as Come Try Cowboy Fast Draw, beginning at 9am both days. Town Alley is a safe, organized event for the public to try their hand at Cowboy Fast Draw. Visitors can test their skills for only $5 for 10 shots.

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Cowboy Fast Draw is one of the fastest growing shooting sports and the closest thing to a real gunfight. The Arizona Gunslingers use real single action .45 caliber six shooters with a minimum barrel length of 4.5 inches but will use wax bullets propelled by a 209 shotgun primer. The holsters are pre-1900s style, no metal liners. The shooting pros wait for a light, draw, aim, fire and hit a 24-inch round target, 21 feet away, before the opponent does. In addition to the fast draw fun, local artist Randy Hume will create caricatures for guests and visitors and The Horny Toad will feature flat iron steak with cowboy beans, baked potato and garlic bread for $14.95. The Horny Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.9542 or visit www.thehornytoad.com.


New Executive Director For Museum In October, the Cave Creek Museum welcomed a new executive director, Karrie Porter Brace, after the retirement of longtime helmsperson Evelyn Johnson. “Karrie comes to us most recently from ASU as their Chief Exhibits Curator for their Libraries, Archives and Special Collections,” said Ron Roberts, board president of the Cave Creek Museum. “With a lengthy history in the museum field, dating from 1987 to the present, we feel the Cave Creek Museum will be in strong and capable hands as we move forward. We encourage all of you to visit the Museum to meet Karrie and, of course, to view the new exhibits.” “Museums, and the objects they have in their care, have been a huge part of my life,” says Porter Brace. “I believe the objects in our lives, ordinary or extraordinary, tell distinct and exciting tales. That’s why I’m honored to be serving as the new executive director of the Cave Creek Museum.” “We have a full year of interesting programming and fun events ahead. The Miners’ Dinner on Tuesday, November 14 is always my favorite,” noted Roberts.

He took over 40,000 photographic images of members of over 80 tribes. He recorded tribal lore and history, and he described traditional foods, housing, garments, recreation, ceremonies, and funeral customs. He wrote biographical sketches of tribal leaders. In many cases, his documentation is the only written recorded history, although there is still a rich oral tradition that preserves history. The Photography of Edward S. Curtis will be on exhibit throughout the Cave Creek Museum’s season, through May 31. Admission is $5 for adults 18-65 years and $3 for students 12-18; senior over 65 years of age and children under 12 are free. Special docent tours available by appointment. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive, Cave Creek. For information, visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org or call 480.488.2764.

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on Native American peoples. According to the Library of Congress, Curtis’ work “is now recognized as one of the most significant records of Native culture ever produced,” documenting cultures that he recognized were rapidly vanishing from the face of America. His photos appear in “virtually every anthology of historical photos of Native Americans.” Curtis’ goal was not just to photograph but also to document as much of Native Edward S. Curtis’ “Canyon traditional de Chelly” — Navajo (1904). American (Library of Congress) life as possible before that way of life disappeared. He wrote in the introduction to his first volume in 1907, “The information that is to be gathered… respecting the mode of life of one of the great races of mankind, must be collected at once or the opportunity will be lost.” By the time Curtis had arrived in various tribal territories, the US government had forced Indian children into boarding schools, forbid them to speak their native language and made them wear “English” clothes and cut their hair. Curtis chose not to document the sanitizing of the Native People’s cultures, but to create images that captured a way of life that was fast disappearing. Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Self-portrait of Edward S. Curtis. (Wikipedia) Native American language and music.

The Cave Creek Museum opened its doors October 1, and is proud to introduce this season’s featured exhibit: The Photography of Edward S. Curtis. The Cave Creek Museum exhibit marks the first time this collection of Curtis photos has been displayed in any Phoenix-area venue, and introduces rare works by Curtis, (1868-1952), the American photographer whose work focused on the American West and

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Newly Discovered Images Capture The True West In Forthcoming Book

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Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch / The Photographs of Herb Cohen is a book that merges Arizona history and heritage with the culture of the Cave Creek area — a community comprised of individualists who have historically shared a resistance to change. This striking collection will be showcased in a 150-page hardcover book. More than 500 slides and 400–500 prints and negatives comprise the archive of Herb Cohen, an amateur photographer who came from New York to live in the Desert Foothills in the early 1970s. Enamored of this community, Cohen’s lens captured the town’s eccentric inhabitants of the time. Without knowing it, this avid cameraman, who once attended a class with photography icon Ansel Adams, had seized upon the true west. There are shots of people and places no longer here. Cohen became fully involved with his subjects — the cowboys and residents of the Foothills and the Navajo natives. All were his friends. These connections allowed him to showcase images few had access to at the time. Using the camera as a tool, his ability to tell a story was illustrated by his meticulous attention to detail. This project has been organized by long-time Cave Creek resident and filmmaker/producer Suzanne D. Johnson of Gnosis Media. After learning of Cohen’s extensive portfolio of neverbefore-seen images, she partnered with renowned Arizona Highways photographer Jerry Sieve to help breathe life into the negatives and slides. Sieve, also a Cave Creek fixture, is reproducing images that Cohen had only preserved in negatives. Along with approximately 50 Cohen prints in the book, Sieve will reprint an additional 20–40 of Cohen’s photographs from his slides and negatives. Gnosis Media is pre-selling the book, and matted gelatin Cohen photographs, custom created by Sieve, are also available to purchase as a package. Visit www.gnosis.media to order or call 480.488.2691 for additional information.


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Etania Jewelry & Boutique in Cave Creek will host a Trunk Show the weekends of November 17–18 and November 24–25. Etania will Photos: Jewelry by Jennifer Hanscom, and the showcase the artist at work. art of Jennifer Hanscom. Hanscom has displayed her work at Hidden in the Hills for many years, however, this year she will be showing her work at Etania Jewelry & Boutique exclusively. She specializes in sterling silver jewelry and her work is both elegant and classic. Each piece is hand forged by Hanscom and is infused with positive energy and intentions. Her jewelry is not only visually attractive but connects with buyers on an emotional level. Hanscom’s jewelry will be displayed all weekend from 10:30am–6pm, Friday and Saturday. For those who would like to meet the artist in person, she will be in the store from 3-5pm each day. There will also be a drawing for one of Hanscom’s unique pendants, so be sure and stop by to enter the drawing and take home one of these timeless pieces of handcrafted jewelry. Etania Jewelry & Boutique is located at 6140 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am–6pm. For additional information, call 602.429.0505 or visit www.etaniagems.com.

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Mike Ewing, cowboy balladeer, will entertain guests at the 2017 Cave Creek Museum Miners’ Dinner.

Charlie Connell (far right in hard hat) describes the tram system to guests at the Cave Creek Museum Miners’ Dinner.

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Cave Creek Museum will hold its seventh annual Miners’ Dinner Tuesday, November 14. Begin an exciting evening under the stars with no-host libations and silent auction, then watch the stamp mill pound ore and view blacksmithing and other mining demonstrations, before settling in for a delicious (and generous) dinner of cowboy fare provided by the Buffalo Chip. Enjoy beef, pork and chicken, cowboy beans, coleslaw and fruit cobbler. A vegetarian option will be available, so there is no excuse not to come and join the fun. The Miners’ Dinner runs from 4–8:30pm at the Cave Creek Museum, 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. Tickets are $55 each. For more details, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org. Photos by Stephanie Bradley

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event held the second Wednesday of every month. The next Chamber Mixer will be held Wednesday, November 8, 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 Cave Creek Museum, 6140 East Skyline Drive, Cave Creek. To learn more about Cave Creek Museum, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org. The Chamber will hold its monthly Business Breakfast Thursday, November 30, from 7:30– 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 $8 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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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting At Delightfully Vixen The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Thursday, October 5, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Delightfully Vixen. Delightfully Vixen believes that lingerie is always the beginning and the end of every day: “It literally sets the foundation for bringing out your inner power and embracing your body. For, being a woman is so much more than just being sexy…It’s about being strong, bold, courageous, and empowered to be all that we individually desire.” Delightfully Vixen makes this possible for more women of many fun sizes by offering professional bra fittings ranging in size from 28A-46K and lingerie sized Small-3X. The store is located at 28325 North Tatum Boulevard, Unit 5, in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.469.6400 or visit www.delightfullyvixen.com.


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Library Parking Structure The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Tuesday, October 3, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Desert Foothills Library’s new parking structure. Desert Foothills Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and is not funded by taxes. Independent of civic library systems, the Desert Foothills Library’s main income is derived from members, grants, cell antenna rent, the Friends of the Library Bookstore and passport processing fees. The Library Vision, “To be at the heart of the community,” perfectly outlines the role of the Library in providing services to everyone in the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

As the cooler weather finds its way back into the Valley, many gravitate to the great outdoors in search of adventure. Desert Foothills Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that has protected nearly 700 acres on 24 preserves in the North Valley. Many of the Land Trust preserves are open to the public providing residents and visitors the opportunity to explore these special places in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The Land Trust connects people to nature through land acquisition and longterm stewardship, as well as events and activities that allow the community to use and enjoy the lands that have been protected. Future generations will benefit from this incredible legacy of conserved land. One of the Land Trust’s most important community events will be held November 4 at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Cave Creek. The sixth annual Desert Discovery Day will include a “scavenger hunt” of activity stations along the Harry Dalton Trail. Children will receive a passport stamp at each station, and be given a goody bag for collecting the stamps. There will be live animals, crafts, educational information and free refreshments. Other participating community organizations include the Arizona Archaeological Society, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and Wild At Heart. “This event offers a unique outdoor experience for kids, families and people of all ages to learn about the unique Sonoran Desert we call home,” says Land Trust executive director Vicki Preston. “We love to see the sheer excitement on the faces of the lucky gold panners who find a “nugget,” or the wide eyes of those seeing a great horned owl up close for the first time. Whether seasoned nature seekers or first-time explorers, this really is an event that everyone can enjoy.” Join Desert Foothills Land Trust and other nonprofit partners for a day of free learning and exploration from 10am–2pm. Wear hiking shoes and come prepared for fun, hands-on desert adventures. For additional information, call 480.488.6131 or visit www.dflt.org.

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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... Daytime Christmas Parade In Carefree Has Its Benefits

Packages from Home will be seeking donations again for 2017.

By Mayor Les Peterson

Carefree definitely wanted to keep the Christmas Parade and can understand people who feel we let go of something special. MAYOR Be assured that this was a very considered Town of Carefree decision, and was made only after substantial 480.488.3686 discussions with the Chamber of Commerce, www.carefree.org local merchants, other municipalities, the police and volunteers who managed traffic before and after the parade. There were a number of factors supporting this change: • Carefree’s Christmas parade in recent years has experienced a decrease of lighted floats from 19 in 2012 to as low as six in 2016. It is expensive and time consuming for participants to construct a meaningful lighted float.

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• Another reason was that for a nighttime parade, parade spectators had to arrive early to secure prime viewing locations, blocking access to our merchants for an entire Saturday afternoon. There has also been significantly more traffic than could reasonably be accommodated in Downtown Carefree parking spaces. This necessitated cars being parked on residential and commercial streets, sometimes as far as one mile away from the parade. Returning to cars in the dark with unlighted streets is more dangerous than returning during daylight hours. In recent years, the police would tell us about near accidents, such as a car skidding to a stop within a few feet of a family pushing a stroller with a young child in it as they returned to their car. The Town of Carefree just couldn’t, in good conscience, continue a practice that brought on this higher level of risk to parade spectators caused by the darkness. This was the primary reason the Town moved the parade to 10am, Saturday, December 9, the traditional weekend for the parade. Other towns who have moved to daytime parades are experiencing greater participation of both floats and spectators than their previous nighttime parades. The initial response to participation in Carefree’s daytime parade parallels the other towns. We are receiving far greater levels of interest in participation in the Carefree Christmas Parade during daylight hours than we have seen in many years. There’s a reason why small-town America parades, as well as major parades, take place during daylight hours — like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade, to name a couple. We are looking forward to building upon the Carefree Christmas tradition, which has been a tradition for the last decade. Join us for a celebration of the Christmas Season running from December 1–23, and mark your calendar for the Carefree Christmas Parade at 10am Saturday morning, December 9. More details can be found at www.christmasincarefree.com.

Carefree Hosts Ninth Annual Veterans Day Event The Town of Carefree is honored to host its ninth annual Veterans Day presentation and musical tribute. The event will be held Saturday, November 11, from 3–5pm, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street. The event will feature a mixture of exciting patriotic and military music by Todd Knowles and his Main Event Swing Band. Special speakers will include veterans of the armed forces, including World War II The 2016 celebration attracted crowds within the Sanderson veteran Lew Jenkins, who will Lincoln Pavilion. share experiences from the past. This year, the program will include a bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace.” And, by popular request, the finale will once again include the bugle call, “The Last Post,” followed by TAPS on “dueling bugles.” Barbara Hatch, founder of Veterans Heritage Project (VHP), will be in attendance with students from Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School, whose VHP chapters are now in the capable hands of two volunteer advisor/teachers. Packages from Home (www.packagesfromhome.org) will also be present at the Veterans Day event to accept items for shipment to troops serving overseas, or donations to help with shipping costs. The most-needed items are small size toothpaste, shaving cream, men’s razors, socks, T-shirts (L and XL), boxers (L and XL), Rice Krispy Treats, peanut butter (16 oz.), gum 20 packs and drink mix singles, such as Crystal Lite powdered drinks. Alternatively, PFH representatives will be on hand to accept any cash donations, since each package costs $16.75 to ship. The Kiwanis Club of Carefree (www.kiwaniscarefree.org) will provide light refreshments with assistance from the Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Area residents are invited to enjoy the special presentations and join in the opportunity to honor those who have sacrificed for all. For more information visit www.carefree.org or call 480.488.3686.


The holiday season means a lot of things to a lot of people. Thanks to Jill Kimmel, there’s one thing the expanded Christmas in Carefree promises to be: filled with laughter. Last December, the proud Arizona resident, and sister of popular latenight television show host Jimmy Kimmel, was performing on her fifth tour with Armed Forces Entertainment, spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve with American troops stationed overseas. This holiday season, Kimmel will be in Carefree, performing standup from 4–5:15pm Friday, December 8, in the Carefree Desert Garden’s Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Kimmel’s entertaining set will be part of an evening in support of the Foothills Food Bank (www.foothillsfoodbank.com) supported by U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and first responders. All in attendance are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to a family that has been identified by the Foothills Food Bank. The toys will be delivered to the families, in partnership with Rural Metro Fire Fighters in Carefree, before Christmas. Kimmel’s comedy set will open with fellow performer Gregory Freiler. For direct inquiries on how to become a sponsor, parade participant or vendor, contact the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3866. For additional details, visit www.christmasincarefree.com.

Keystone Homes announced that its premier community, Eastwood, is already 50 percent sold out in only seven months. At completion, Eastwood will consist of only 39 single level contemporary ranchstyle villas. Keystone Homes designed Eastwood for those who already live in the area, or those relocating to Arizona for the first time, who are seeking to maintain their active lifestyle while spending less time caring for an older, larger home. Buyers who choose Eastwood are often looking for the convenience of a lock-and-leave home, inspirational desert and mountain views and homes that reflect their high standards for craftsmanship and energy efficiency. Homes range from 1,900 to 2,200 square feet, starting in the high 400s. “The sales activity at Eastwood has been outstanding, especially considering that the summer season is historically slower for sales in our area, with the demonstrated high demand for these homes, we expect sales activity to remain robust through the winter and spring months” said Keystone Homes vice president and principal, Rich Eneim, Jr. “The feedback we’re receiving from our buyers is that they like the quality design, finish level, luxurious amenities, price point, open space feel and location. There’s nothing else quite like this in Carefree and the surrounding area of North Scottsdale.” Eastwood community amenities include a heated pool, pool house, gated entry and front yard landscape maintenance included by the HOA. Keystone Homes is a locally-owned family business and has been operating continuously since 1989. For more information, call 480.422.0655 or visit www.eastwoodlife.com.

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Area Landscape Company Brings The “Wow”

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After purchasing Desert Foothills Landscape from Mark and Juanita Wdowiak in 2015, the new owners, Aaron and Joelle Clark,have worked hard to maintain a family-like culture where the importance of each individual’s role is appreciated. “When you have talented people working together, pushing each other to see how great they can be, they take ownership in the work they do,” says Aaron Clark. “We set the bar so high for ourselves that naturally the customer has a fantastic experience and a finished product that makes them say, ‘Wow!’” The vice president of sales and lead designer, Chad Norris, is one of those talented people creating the “Wow” that has made Desert Foothills Landscape synonymous with large

scale, awe inspiring, high desert landscapes. Norris was recently awarded by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine as the most talented landscape designer in Arizona by earning the 2017 Masters of the Southwest Award. A huge benefit of having Desert Foothills Landscape handle a project is that customers will have access to the company’s exclusive private nursery, which includes some of the most spectacular cacti specimens found anywhere. By seeing and experiencing first-hand the specimens interacting with other elements of the landscape, homeowners truly get the feel of how the finished project will look. With over 60 trucks servicing the Valley, Desert Foothills Landscape has one of the largest residential maintenance divisions in Arizona. The trained office staff and on-site supervisors help to oversee quality control and provide a white glove experience that is missing from many “blow and go” companies. Desert Foothills Landscape is a Rosie on the House Certified Partner. A status reserved for only the most trustworthy, vetted and reliable contractors. Desert Foothills Landscape is licensed, bonded, insured and the crew is uniformed. They are a member of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Anthem Chamber of Commerce. Their president, Aaron Clark, was featured in Lawn & Landscape Magazine for creating a culture of teamwork that drives the company’s success. For additional information, call 480.488.0128 or visit www.dflaz.com.


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Artisan & Craft Faire To Benefit Jubilate Performing Arts

New Massage Therapist At Easy Street Clinic Easy Street Clinic announced that a new massage therapist has joined its team, Ana Malachowski, AMMP LMT. Malachowski is a board certified Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner, practicing massage for seven years. She is also certified in lymphatic drainage, sports massage, TMJ, Watsu, cupping, raindrop, craniosacral and Thai massage. “We are very excited to have her expertise at Easy Street Clinic!” says owner, Dr. Colleen Krahl. Malachowski will be offering introductory specials to area clients; call Easy Street Clinic at 480.595.0001 for details. Easy Street Clinic is located at 7202 East Carefree Drive in Carefree. For additional information, visit www.easystreetclinic.com.

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’Tis the season at the Artisan & Craft Faire to deck the halls with creative décor and gather unique gift items to lavish upon loved ones or donate to those in need. Christ Anglican Church invites the public to attend its annual craft fair Saturday, November 11, at 35500 North Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The event will offer attendees a convenient, one-stop seasonal shopping experience from 9am-4pm. This is the event for arts and craft enthusiasts to scoop up one-of-a kind items. Crafters and those with things to sell will meet shoppers searching for distinctive gifts and accessories. Artisan & Craft Faire proceeds benefit Jubilate Performing Arts at Christ Anglican Church. The music program focuses on educating children in music and the arts. “The annual Artisan & Craft Faire sets a spirited tone for the upcoming holiday season and enriches the lives of children with music and the performing arts,” said Jubilate instructor Laya Field, a classically trained violinist and opera singer. Attendees will discover handcrafted gifts, stunning décor, exotic oils, artisan jewelry and much more. Vendor registrations accepted through November 4. For more information, contact Field at challicemusic@ gmail.com or 480.993.6147. For information about Christ Anglican Church, call 480.488.0525 or visit www.christcurchaz.com.

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Library Constructs Cultural Framework For Community Growth Pictured with renderings of the expansion are, L–R: Jim Bruce, president of Desert Foothills Library board of directors, and David Court, executive director of Desert Foothills Library

60 people each giving the possibility of expanded evening programs. “Our new parking garage is a welcome addition to better serve the 73 percent increase of people coming to the Library over the last five years,” said David Court, Desert Foothills Library executive director. “I am grateful for the community’s ongoing financial support allowing us to continue expanding and adding more educational and cultural programs and special events.” “It is exciting to see completion of the first phase of the plan the board has worked diligently on to improve and increase the offerings at the Library,” said Patrick Jones, Desert Foothills Library board member and owner/designated broker of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Sonoran Desert Lifestyles. “I look forward to the new parking garage and upcoming building expansion adding to what makes the Desert Foothills Library such a special place that fosters culture, education and community for people of all ages.” said Jo Gemmill, Desert Foothills Library board member and owner of English Rose Tea Room. The community is invited help with the Library’s expansion by contributing to the current capital campaign. All Maricopa County residents, visitors and lovers of libraries everywhere are encouraged to get involved with a tax-deductible contribution on the Desert Foothills Library website, www.dfla.org, in person at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road or by mail at P.O. Box 4070, Cave Creek, AZ 85327. The Desert Foothills Library is open seven days a week and serves the entire Desert Foothills community with culturally enriching programs, educational events and quality services. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.dfla.org or call 480.488.2286.

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Desert Foothills Library, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit community-funded library, announced the completion of the first phase of expansion and progress of the Library’s investment in the culture and community of Desert Foothills. Library visitors can now enjoy easier parking with the completion of a new parking garage. This first phase of expansion was prompted by the success of the Library including programming for all age groups. Now, the Library has 52 more parking spaces, double the amount of handicap spaces and family parking spaces for patrons with young children. Also factoring energy conservation and cost savings into the expansion strategy, the street lighting now has LED bulbs illuminating the parking lot. According to energy.gov, the Library will use at least 75 percent less energy and the LED bulbs will last about 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. This expansion is part of a fiveyear strategy put into motion by the Library’s board of directors and staff along with volunteer and donor support. On top of the ability to accommodate current space and parking needs, the expansion will position the Library for expected growth in the future. The next stage of construction will begin soon. Phase two of the expansion plan will include exciting renovations and some new additions when the building increases to nearly 2,000 square feet. There will be a new teen room, a redesigned children’s section and a dedicated room for children’s programming. The Library’s collection will be showcased in a completely redesigned layout making it easier to find a book or resource with flexibility built in for future collection increases. The addition of a new flexible meeting space will accommodate events up to 120 people or two smaller events with

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Food Bank Seeks Adopt-A-Family Sponsors The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is seeking donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the desert foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community. The 15th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held Saturday, December 9, in Black Canyon City at High Desert Park from 9am–12pm, and Sunday, December 10, at Holland Community Center in North Scottsdale from 1–3pm. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, all families must be signed up by December 1. Individual donors, as well as donor groups such as businesses, HOAs, churches and schools, are encouraged to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. Interested donors determine the size of the family they are willing to adopt then a family wish list is provided as a shopping guide. Monetary donations also are accepted to support the program. All gifts must be wrapped and delivered before December 8 either directly to the family or dropped off at Holland Community Center. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws. For information about the 2017 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, send an email to adoptafamily@foothillsfoodbank.com or pick up a form at the food bank. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.


PALM DESERT REALTY “Established in Carefree Since 1968”

Palm Desert Realty announced another new modern, upscale, landmark office building at 7405 Nonchalant Avenue, on the corner of Nonchalant and Elbow Bend in Carefree. The new building consists of seven luxury office suites ranging from 234 to 410 square feet — perfect for the executive desiring a home office away from home. The luxury suites offer tile and carpeting throughout, individual private baths, and individual heating and cooling. Modified gross leases are available. Contact Harry S. Vardakis, owner, at 480.488.3099 (office) or 602.399.0708 (mobile) for an appointment.

DFT Gears Up For Production Of Annie

NEW TONTO HILLS LISTING This is the little girl on the block with million dollar views. Substantially built, she has been selectively updated and remodeled with new stucco and paint over block, new slate look roof with warranty, new granite, sink and faucet, plus all new stainless appliances in the kitchen. She has chosen to locate in one of the best places in Tonto Hills. But her largest assets are the views out every dual paned window and door. MLS#5661422 REDUCED $489,500

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 $425,000

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 exquisite views to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. Grading and drainage plans included with the lot. MLS#5445230 $172,500

EXCLUSIVE TONTO HILLS LOTS 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

CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 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 $175,000

46300 N SEVEN SPRINGS ROAD, #36 Charming cabin along flowing Camp Creek with lush green shade in the summer and fall change of color. Part of the Camp Creek Recreational Residence Tract in the Tonto National Forest. Upgraded kitchen, loft bedroom, furnished. At about 3400” elevation, terrific hiking to Indian ruins, pleasant drive from the Valley. Electricity, phone, water, satellite TV and internet available. MLS#5666178 $89,000

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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# 5667611 REDUCED $168,500

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. 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 $839,000.

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Featuring a stellar cast under the direction of Andrea McFeely, Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) proudly presents one of the most beloved classics of all time, Annie. Based on the classic comic strip, this stage adaption follows America’s favorite orphan on her adventures as she escapes the miserable orphanage and the evil Ms. Hannigan (Allyson Igielski) with the help of billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Steve Morgan). As they explore the wonders of New York City, Annie warms her way into his previously impenetrable heart and they change each other’s lives forever. Featuring memorable songs such as “Tomorrow,” “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Together at Last,” a collection of memorable characters and a story that will melt your heart, it is no wonder Annie, the musical of tomorrow, has become a favorite of families everywhere. Annie will run November 10–19 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.1981 or visit www.dftheater.org.

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Ribbon Cutting Held At Carefree Floors

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Wednesday, October 11, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Carefree Floors at its new location. Carefree Floors is a locally-owned and operated flooring, counter and bath expert — the owner, Brian Kunkel, has more than 25 years of experience. The new showroom is in Downtown Cave Creek at 6718 East Cave Creek Road. Carefree Floors serves the Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix and Scottsdale area and its many surrounding communities. For additional information, call 480.515.9999 or visit www.carefreefloors.com.

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Carefree Mayor Speaks To Home Owner Associations The mayor of Carefree, Les Peterson, will schedule meetings with local HOA’s to strengthen communication lines between residents and the Town of Carefree about the exciting new projects happening within the town limits. The mayor began calling HOA representatives to schedule meetings in October and will continue through March. All meetings will include a formal presentation along with Q and A immediately following. “I genuinely feel it is necessary to share information regarding the progress we are making with residents, and to meet face-to-face to discuss these projects about how we are building a sustainable future for generations to come. Carefree is a jewel and we all want to preserve its beauty while making it viable and sustainable,” shared Mayor Peterson. Over $90 million in private funds has been invested in Carefree within the past year, including the Bashas’ and Historic Spanish Village renovations, the new CIVANA Wellness Resort ownership at the Carefree Resort, and the recently approved new luxury apartment homes in the downtown core. These all translate into long term financial sustainability for the Town, quality businesses and better services for residents and the creation of a vibrant community in the downtown area. The mayor encourages any group to invite him to meet for a productive dialogue. Contact him at mayor@carefree.org or call Town Hall at 480.488.3686.


Spirit And Soul: Boundless Compassion And Allie By Allen Nohre

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree sponsors many interesting retreats. “Boundless Compassion,” led Writer by Joyce Rupp, a nationally known retreat leader and prolific writer, caught my attention. Rupp wrote, “Compassion can change a heart, change a life, change a world. True compassionate presence involves more than offering a hand or heart to another…it is a willingness to be personally transformed.” After I read that, I signed up for the four-day retreat at the Center’s beautiful campus. During the first day, 50 participants from several states and the local area learned that compassion can be our standard operating procedure and genuine concern for all others can be the way we always act. The last day’s theme was compassion for the earth and all living beings. During the morning session, my mind flew to my family — son Karl, daughter-in-law Debbie, and granddaughter Nicole, in Minneapolis. I thought of the compassion they were giving at that very moment to their family pet, Allie, a fouryear-old black Labrador. Allie wasn’t her usual energetic self on her morning walk with Karl. By that afternoon, Debbie noticed Allie couldn’t get up on the hassock, her favorite place to look out of the living room window. It was clear something was seriously wrong with Allie. Compassionate action was called for and my family spent the weekend with Allie at a veterinary clinic where the doctors tried to figure out why she was paralyzed, similar to a paraplegic. Spinal surgery did not find the cause and did not correct the problem. Allie received love, compassion and expensive medical care all weekend. Compassion for Allie continues at home where she now needs a great deal of care, including holding up her back legs with a harness so she can walk half a block using only her front feet. Compassion is not easy; it requires going deep into our hearts and finding our ability to give, even when it is difficult and painful. I spent four inspiring days at Spirit in the Desert learning about compassion. While I was doing that, my family was also inspiring me by living with compassion for Allie and each other.

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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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Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish will hold its 11th annual Holiday Bazaar Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, from 9–4pm. The church is located on the northeast corner of Pima Road and Cave Creek Road in Carefree. During the two-day bazaar, sponsored by Our Lady’s Guild, more than 70 hand-picked vendors will offer unique and one-of-a-kind items of pottery, jewelry, artwork, handbags, candles and soaps, ladies’ apparel, photography, glass mosaics and more for sale. In addition to great shopping, there will be a Book Nook stocked with thousands of gently used books and a Corner Café where shoppers can enjoy breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. Also this year, the bazaar features the Sweets & Treats Shop, which will have delicious, home-baked goodies. Admission is free and there will be plenty of parking. Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish is located at 36811 North Pima Road in Carefree. For more information, call 480.575.5238 or visit www.oloj.org.

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To contact Dr. Birdwell, call 480.484.6120. For more information on the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit www.susd.org.

Etiquette Workshop For Teens Scheduled Professional etiquette instructor SueAnn Brown will offer a helpful, four-hour workshop that’s been specially designed for teenagers, ages 13 to 18. This workshop will help prepare teens for the many new social and business situations they will face as young adults and provide them with the self-confidence, enthusiasm and motivation that is essential as they move into the next phase of their lives. The “Essential Etiquette for Teens” workshop will be held Saturday, November 4, from 1–5pm at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. The topics covered include proper introductions, handshakes and eye contact, body language, the art of small talk, how to speak with the right tone with clarity, leadership qualities, how to make a positive first impression, invitations and thank-you notes, techno-etiquette and social networking, dating etiquette, common courtesies in public places, table skills and dining manners, informal/formal place setting, dining etiquette, seating a lady at the table, tipping guidelines, interviewing tips for college and job interviews, dressing the part, being a good listener, interview follow-up calls and thank-you notes, grooming and skin care. The cost is $200 per student and includes snacks, certificate and a workbook. Advanced registration is required. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church is located at 10755 North 124 Street in Scottsdale. For details or to register, visit www. itsallaboutetiquette.com or call 480.510.6346.

Phoenix Sister Cities Accepting Applications For 2018 Youth Ambassador Exchange Program The Phoenix Sister Cities program is helping Phoenix high schoolers explore the world through its Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. Phoenix high school sophomores and juniors can apply for the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program to spend three weeks abroad with a host family in one of Phoenix’s Sister Cities and welcome their international host brother or sister for a visit to Phoenix. Applications are due at 5pm Friday, January 12, 2018. “The Ambassadors share memorable experiences that introduce them to different cultures and prepare them for the global society in which we live,” said Phoenix Sister Cities president and CEO Rita Marko. The Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program is open to Phoenix resident high school students entering their sophomore or junior year. Participants are selected based on their communication skills, maturity, flexibility, leadership and desire for cultural inclusion.

Approximately 25 Phoenix Youth Ambassadors will be selected to travel to Phoenix’s sister cities in the summer of 2018. Participants will expand their knowledge by experiencing new cultures, learning international diplomacy and obtaining leadership skills. Since 1988, more than 825 Phoenix students have participated in the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. The privately funded program is solely supported by fundraisers and family contributions. Applicants can apply for available scholarships. Applications are available at www.phoenixsister cities.org. Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the program and meet past ambassadors at the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program Preview Night November 6 from 6–7:30pm, in the City Council Chambers, located at 200 West Jefferson Street. For information or to RSVP for the Preview Night, email bethany.bennick@phoenix.gov or call 602.534.3751.

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Our core purpose in the Scottsdale Unified School District is to ensure that all individual learners reach their full potential. We achieve this by being studentfocused in all that we do and by being responsive to and working with all of our stakeholders. Our graduates are ready to take their place in the world when they leave us, having been provided the academic rigor that will lead to their success, whether they choose to continue their education or go directly Dr. A. Denise Birdwell into the workplace. Superintendent, This school year, SUSD teachers have Scottsdale Unified School District new tools that are making them even more effective, creative and impactful leaders of their classrooms and schools. Our students are engaged in critical thinking and hands-on learning experiences, from our new Pre-K Gifted Academy at Redfield Elementary for our youngest learners, to our Mandarin Chinese and Spanish immersion programs at Desert Canyon Elementary and Pueblo Elementary schools, respectively, and on through to our five, award-winning high schools, where this year, robotics became a part of the curriculum. Our high schools offer students a full complement of advanced study, from honors classes to dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes that lead to transferrable college credits. Our wide variety of Career and Technical Education programs, from biotechnology and engineering to nursing, culinary arts and graphic/web design, lead to industry-accepted certification and immediate career opportunities upon graduation. In our Desert Mountain Learning Community, we are preparing to expand our International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program at Desert Mountain High School to neighboring Mountainside Middle School next school year with IB’s Middle Years curriculum program. The IB program is open to students district-wide and, by open enrollment, to students beyond SUSD boundaries. You will also find outstanding performing and fine arts programs at all of our schools to feed the Carrie Underwood, Charlie Parker, Mary Cassatt and Tom Hanks in your students. I invite you to read more about what the Scottsdale Unified School District has to offer your students in the Fall 2017 edition of Scottsdale Advantage magazine, available online at bit.ly/2yci8NO. And look for the calendar of upcoming Kindergarten Roundup information meetings on our website, www.susd.org.

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This Thanksgiving, bring the family and leave the cooking to Executive chef Todd Allison the culinary team at the iconic T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Under the direction of executive chef Todd Allison, guests will have the opportunity to choose from a three-course, prix-fixe menu at T. Cook’s or a holiday buffet in the grand Palmera Ballroom. Some standout items include Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pan Seared Maine Diver Scallops, Roasted Free-Range Diestel Turkey, Baja Striped Bass, Goat Cheese and Ricotta Ravioli, Coffee Rubbed Grass Fed Bison Tenderloin. And, don’t forget dessert with Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Cream Cheese Brûlée and Salted Carmel Apple Pie. Thanksgiving Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu at T. Cook’s is offered November 23, 11am– 8pm; $95++ per person or $32++ for children ages 6–12 years. Reservations are required. The Royal Palms Holiday Buffet is offered November 23, 10am–3pm; $85++ per person, $29++ for children 6-12 years, five years and under, free. Reservations are required. A complete menu is available online. Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located at 5200 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. To book a reservation, call 602.808.0766 or visit www.royalpalmshotel.com.

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Relax At Royal Palms This Thanksgiving

Chiles & Chocolate Returns To The Garden

An ideal recipe for a sweet and spicy weekend, the annual Chiles & Chocolate Festival returns to Desert Botanical Garden November 10–12. Guests can sample and shop their way through Arizona’s top chile and chocolate vendors; indulge in gourmet chocolates, zesty sauces, fresh fire-roasted chiles and other delights; and listen to catchy musical mixes and enjoy fiery live performances of Brazilian, Caribbean and Latin dance on Boppart Courtyard. Daily entertainment includes DJ Seduce (Miguel Ivery), owner of Afro:Baile Records, who will fill the air with hot beats from Latin America and beyond. He will be joined by Latin, Caribbean, and South American dancers. Cooking demonstrations will be held Saturday, November 11, with Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events (12pm) and Gertrude’s restaurant (2pm). Special events held November 12 include a cookbook signing with chef Jeff Smedstad of Elote Café (3:30pm). Chiles & Chocolate runs 10am-5pm daily. The event is free with Garden admission or membership. For detail, call 480.941.1225 or visit www.dbg.org.

Three Ways To Enjoy Thanksgiving At Westin Kierland The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Trailblazers Ballroom will feature a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu created by executive chef Christopher Masco. Guests will enjoy a buffet-style dinner and live musical entertainment while surrounded by sweeping floor-toceiling views of The Westin Kierland Golf Course and McDowell Mountains. To start, the menu showcases fresh Pacific Shelf seafood items including Mexican white jumbo shrimp, marinated mussels, snow crab claws and red king crab legs, a bountiful cheese board and a selection of salads. Chefs will be carving an achiote butter-basted turkey paired with a sausage, apple and golden raisin brioche stuffing, as well as a slow-roasted Arizona grown prime beef strip loin with a roasted shallot reduction. Salmon, pork loin and barley risotto will be offered as entrees accompanied by a host of delicious side dishes. For dessert: delectable pies, cakes, cheesecake, crème brûlée and more. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 1–6:15pm November 23. The dinner is priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children ages 5 to 12 (excluding tax and

gratuity). Children ages 4 and under dine at no charge. Reservations are required. Call 480.624.1202. For more information, including the full menu, visit www. kierlandresort.com. As an option to the Thanksgiving buffet dinner, the resort’s Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café

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will offer a four-course dinner menu featuring pumpkin and lobster bisque, an arugula and spinach salad; achiote butter-basted sliced turkey served with a roasted parsnip and leek sourdough stuffing; whipped Yukon gold potatoes, roasted butternut squash, and green beans. For dessert: cranberry-apple tart with vanilla gelato or pumpkin pie with fresh cinnamon whipped cream. The Nellie Cashman’s Thanksgiving Day dinner is priced at $50 per person for adults and $21 for children ages 5 to 12 (excluding tax and gratuity). For a casual Thanksgiving Day dinner, Brittlebush Bar & Grill, overlooking The Westin Kierland Golf Course, will feature Ancho Chili Spiced Turkey Sliders topped with cranberry relish, citrus aioli and baby spinach on a brioche bun with sweet potato fries for $14. In addition to golf course views, football fans can enjoy 10 TV screens full of football action and fun for the whole family. For details on all the Thanksgiving Day dinner options, visit www.kierlandresort.com. For reservations, call 480.624.1202.


Healthy LifeStars Announces Step Up 4 Kids Celebration

Hospice of the Valley Offers Volunteer Training Hospice of the Valley needs volunteers to visit patients at their homes and provide breaks to family caregivers. An orientation will be held from 9am–3:30pm, Thursdays and Fridays November 9, 10, 16 and 17 at the agency’s Northeast Clinical office, 16117 North 76th Street in Scottsdale. Volunteers visit with patients, run errands and offer emotional support. Opportunities are also available for activities that don’t involve patient care, including administrative duties, working at the thrift stores and sewing. Advance application is required; visit www.hov.org/volunteer-opportunities. Hospice of the Valley was founded in 1977 as a not-for-profit organization by a group of citizens that shared a vision about a new way of caring for the dying. Led by the Rev. Q. Gerald Roseberry, the agency was established as the first hospice in Phoenix, and was among the first in the nation. For more information, call 602.636.6336 or visit www.hov.org.

Spice Things Up This Season At Sanctuary Spa As the leaves change and the days grow shorter, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is spicing things up with a special, seasonal treatment to invigorate like the crisp autumn air and leave skin with a healthy glow. Black pepper, clove and kaffir lime give Sanctuary Spa’s Bodhi Stimulating Body Treatment an autumnal appeal. The spa begins this purifying body ritual with a gentle body polish to prepare the skin for a spicy warming body mask wrap. As the spices stimulate blood vessels for better circulation, nourishes the skin and invigorates the metabolism, warm herbal poultices are gently massaged to contour and lift the facial muscles. The treatment ends with a relaxing Swedish-style massage using a blend of black pepper, clove bud and kaffir lime essential oils to help breakdown fatty deposits, eliminate toxins and increase lymphatic drainage. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is located at 5700 East McDonald Drive in Paradise Valley. For Spa reservations, call 888.722.6230. For additional information, visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

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Healthy Lifestars — a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth fight childhood obesity by promoting active, healthy lifestyles at a young age — celebrates Jerre and Mary Joy Stead for their commitment to this cause and their unwavering support of the Healthy Lifestars mission. The Step Up 4 Kids Celebration takes place November 8, at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale from 5:30–8pm, and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, honoree recognition program, online silent auction beginning November 1, and traditional “paddle raise” live auction. Donations can be made online, with as little as $50 providing one children access to the LifeStar Challenge programs for one full year. Jerre and Mary Joy Stead are being honored at the event for their dedication to fighting childhood obesity and their contributions to the Healthy LifeStars program. Serving as advisors, coaches and friends, they were instrumental in the organization’s expansion into Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. They have donated their time, and have made significant contributions towards the advancement of the Healthy LifeStars organization. They also serve as advisory board members for the program, offering support of the organization as a whole as well as individuals that the program benefits. Healthy Lifestars has served more than 30,000 children since its inception in 2003. The organization’s goal is to motivate and educate participants, especially “at risk” children, to commit to fighting childhood obesity by living healthy lives now and for the rest of their lives. The LifeStar Challenge is engaging, rewarding and fun for participants and their families, and can help them all live healthier lives. Learn more at www.healthylifestars.org.

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Hidden in the Hills Reveals Diverse Arts Community contemporary sculptor who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An abstract painter who was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A jeweler who was born in Santiago, Chile. Carlos Page, Bela Fidel and Liliana Schuett are three of 174 artists participating in the 21st Annual Hidden in the Hills (HITH) Artist Studio Tour, taking place from 10am–5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17, 18 and 19 and November 24, 25 and 26. The three South American-born artists join a melting pot of artists who will participate in the free, self-guided tour at 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. This year’s HITH artists may vary in their backgrounds and creative style, but they share the common bond of participating in Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios. Each studio also has one or more guest

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artists who will be demonstrating how they create their art while displaying and selling their work. Page is host of Studio #29 in Cave Creek and this year’s HITH featured artist. His striking, abstract sculpture graces the cover the HITH artist directory. The untitled wall sculpture is composed of steel and a 200-year-old wood beam that Page reclaimed from a building in New York City. Fidel is a talented painter who works in oils and encaustic (hot wax).

Liliana Schuett

As host of Studio #17 in Scottsdale, she began painting while living in Israel. Although she enjoys painting with oils, she finds encaustic more conducive to playfulness and she recently delved into working with mixed media. Schuett is a guest artist at Pat and Mike Markham’s Studio #25 in Cave Creek. An experienced arts educator, she draws her inspiration for her jewelry designs from nature and the interaction of the various colors, textures and reflections of gemstones, pearls and metals. For information, call 480.575.6624, or visit www.hiddeninthehills.org.


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AROUND TOWN Nov. 5

Arizona Musicfest: Young Musicians Fall Concert Musical Instrument Museum www.azmusicfest.org; 480.422.8449

Nov. 5

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

Nov. 2

Kandace Springs Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

Nov. 2–6

Scottsdale International Film Festival

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Harkins Shea 14 Theatre www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com

The Steel Wheels

Nov. 3

Musical Instrument Museum www.thesteelwheels.com

Nov. 7

Musical Instrument Museum

Arizona Muscifest: Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee

Nov. 3

Son Little

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

Valley Bar www.valleybarphx.com

Nov. 7

Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison Book Signing

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The Poisoned Pen at Casablanca Rooftop Lounge www.poisonedpen.com; 480.947.2974

Nov. 8

Hawktail Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 9

Down The Rabbit Hole: Kari Byron, Tory Bellici and Grant Imahara

Nov. 3

Steep Canyon Rangers Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Nov. 4

Eighth Annual Festival of the Arts

Mesa Arts Center

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Herberger Theater Center www.herbergertheater.org; 602.252.8497

Nov. 4

Gypsy Soul Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 4

The Hundred Dresses Act One Youth Theater at Pueblo Elementary www.actoneyouththeater.org

Nov. 5

Gregory Porter Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 9

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587 See Around Town, page 64

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Mesa Music Festival Downtown Mesa www.mesamusicfest.com

Nov. 10

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott Orpheum Theatre www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 602.262.6225

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Annie Jr.

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Arizona Musicfest: Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

Nov. 19

ASU Big Band Matinee

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 19

Walker Lukens Valley Bar

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Tempe Center for the Arts www.tempe.gov; 480.350.2822

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org

Nov. 12

Arizona Musicfest: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nov. 11

Rita Rudner

Highlands Church

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 14

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Nov. 11

Wu Man Performing Traditional, Ancient, and Historical Music of China

Mesa Arts Center

Musical Instrument Museum

NAT GEO: Beauty & The Bizarre

Nov. 15

Nov. 20

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 24–25

Mesa Arts Center

Corks and Collars

39th Annual Las Noches de las Luminarias

Nov. 15 – Dec. 31

Market Street at DC Ranch www.corksandcollars.org; 480.899.5227

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Desert Botanical Gardens www.dbg.org; 480.481.8188

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Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Nov. 11 – Dec. 3

The River Bride Arizona Theatre Company www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

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Illuminations: Symphony of Light I-17 & Jomax Road www.illuminationaz.com

Nov. 24–26

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999

Nov. 24 – Dec. 30

Nov. 16

South Pacific

Mesa Arts Center

Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

Trio Jinx Nov. 17

Arizona Musicfest: The HillBenders Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

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Saturday Morning Anime Marathon Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 25

The Righteous Brothers Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 25

Melissa Manchester Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23

Go, Dog. Go! Nov. 17–19

Tosca Arizona Opera at Phoenix Symphony Hall www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

Nov. 18

Ruthie Foster Musical Instrument Museum

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Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts www.dtmesafest.com

Nov. 18

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale www.hyattscottsdale.tix.com; 949.360.7800

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Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers

Nov. 10–19 Peoria Center for the Performing Arts www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930

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Fall Out Boy

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La Casa de Cristo Church

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Childsplay at Tempe Center for the Arts www.childsplayaz.org; 480.350.2822

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The Bodyguard ASU Gammage

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Tori Amos Mesa Arts Center

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Quebe Sisters Musical Instrument Museum

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Ansel Adams: America Music Composed by Chris Brubeck and Dave Brubeck Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


Preservation Foundation, and Jill Johnson, Phoenix Rising Tours, head up free “Under the Vintage Roof,” tours of vintage architecture and adaptive re-use projects along Grand Avenue. Tours include American Legion Post #1; Paper Heart Gallery (originally Quebedeaux Chevrolet); Tuft & Needle (OS Stapley Hardware Store); Unexpected Gallery (originally Miller Store Fixture); and Milum Textile Services. Grand Avenue was the other “Mother Road,” U.S. Route 60, and entered Downtown Phoenix from points west. Updating its past as a major transportation corridor, it is now lined with mid-century motels converted to artist space; mechanics’ shops that house hybrid chopper and hot rod fabricators; a former bakery that is home to galleries, a cafe, andante studios; a guitar making school in an old tire warehouse. Semi-trucks share the road with bicyclists, artistic planters and whimsical street art. For additional information, visit www.grandavenue artsandpreservation.org.

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The free, family-friendly Grand Avenue Festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 11, from 11am–8pm, with “After Hours” from 8–10pm, is a non-traditional “walking” festival produced by Grand Avenue Arts & Preservation (GAP). Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts (PAPA) joins the day’s festivities by bringing its community-friendly arts parade to the event again this year. The Festival takes place along seven blocks of Historic Grand Avenue, from 15th Avenue to Van Buren. Unexpected Gallery, 734 West Polk; Oasis on Grand, 1501 Grand; or Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 Grand, are good spots to find Festival maps. Free parking is available along Grand and vicinity. Stephen and Sahar Strange host the 12th Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts (www.phoenixannual paradeofthearts.com) with an “Undersea Madness” theme; participants are encouraged to create non-motorized floats and themed costumes. All types of costumes are welcome, but not required, to walk in the celebratory arts procession, which leaves Bragg’s Pie Factory at 6pm. Join stilt walkers, balloon twisters, face painters, dancers, musicians, visual artists and the community, in celebrating the arts and unique history of Grand Avenue. The Festival has evolved into a premier local celebration of the DIY spirit by highlighting adaptive reuse and recycling as an art form, a concept that evolved from efforts to preserve the small-scale commercial architecture vital to the area’s stability. The popular annual “Untrashed Recycled Fashion Show” and “Trashy Hat Promenade,” will walk the stage at Thirdspace, 1028 Grand, at 3pm, after promenading along Grand from Unexpected Gallery. Marshall Shore, Arizona’s “Hip Historian,” hosts his show of vintage fashions during After Hours at Unexpected Gallery. Visitors can make their own fashion statement at a free hat-decorating workshop (with all supplies provided) in front of Bragg’s Pie Factory from 12–6pm. Jim McPherson, president of Arizona

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“Hope Springs Eternal”; watercolor by Julie Ronning Talbot

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Meet Working Artists During Sedona Open Studios Tour Working artists in the Verde Valley will be opening their private studios to the public for the weekend of November 10–12. The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) is presenting this exciting self-guided event, which is free to the public. The tour runs daily from 10am–5pm, Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12. The Tour’s co-chairs are clay artist Mike Upp and painter Julie Ronning Talbot who are counting the days until the Fall Tour kicks off. “Astounding, gratifying, exciting,” are words both say pretty much describe the phenomenal growth of the 14-year-old Open Studios Tour in the four years they’ve been at the helm. The SVAC Tour has become known as a wonderful weekend for art lovers to visit with professional artists in authentic working studios, as well as the opportunity to purchase art while enjoying the lush landscape of Sedona and the Verde Valley. It also offers a fabulous venue for local artists to shine by engaging visitors and fostering a community that values the arts. “For the visitor, the Open Studios experience invites the artwork to speak much more intimately to them as it provides an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the creative process,” says Upp, adding that a major appeal of such

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an experience is the chance to buy gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and locally produced artwork direct from the artist. “The wide range of style, quality and art forms is a testament to the thriving vitality of the arts community in Sedona and the beautiful Verde Valley.” This year, there will be over 40 studios and 66 individual artists participating in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, Cornville, Cottonwood and Clarkdale. Open Studio visitors agree the event is a way to experience the creative process as a real hands-on learning event, with the invitation to watch a demo as a top draw. It can be something as basic as exploring the variety of artist’s tools used in creating the beauty on display — from brushes, cameras, canvas, paper, paint, kilns, glass, fibers. “There’s really no way not to be charmed, beguiled and thrilled with something different, or original in whatever your favorite medium is, be it glass, ceramics, pottery, sculpture,

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digital art, jewelry, painting, drawings, photography, fiber, weaving, mixed media, silks…it’s all here!” Talbot and Upp cheerfully promise. Brochures with a complete list of participating artists, including a map, will be available at numerous locations around the Verde Valley, including hotels and restaurants as well as the Sedona Arts Center and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in Uptown Sedona. For complete information, including artists’ name and medium, studio locations, a downloadable map, and suggestions and ideas for planning a personalized tour, visit www. sedonaartistscoalition.org.


The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum (Presidio Museum) resumed its Living History Day series in October, and introduced several new themes. “We want to give attendees a reason to return again and again to Living History Days, so we’ve decided to focus many of our events around a certain theme,” said Amy HartmannGordon, Presidio Museum executive director.

• November 11: “Military Veterans” — Enjoy a presentation on “The Story of Our Soldier,” highlighting the individual lives of early Spanish soldiers and what they did to establish the Tucson Presidio. Current or former military get in free with ID.

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At the Living History Days events, visitors will experience the day-to-day lives of soldiers and their families who lived in the Presidio in the late 1700s. Demonstrations include children’s games, candle making, weaving and blacksmithing. Enjoy freshbaked bread and handmade tortillas. Soldiers practice their drills and fire a four-pound bronze cannon, a replica of cannons used at the Presidio in the late 1700s. Interactive opportunities allow visitors to pump the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge, spin cotton and learn how the soldiers fire their muskets. There are two more themed events scheduled for this year:

• December 9: “Luminaria Nights” — a holiday-themed presentation and a special time, 3-8pm The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is located on the northeast corner of the original Presidio at 196 North Court Avenue. The Presidio Museum is a reconstruction of the original Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Docent tours give visitors a glimpse of what life in the Presidio was like for soldiers and other residents. Additional highlights include an original 150-year-old house and a 2,000-year-old prehistoric pit house. Admission to Living History Days is included in the $5 admission to the Museum. Children ages 6-14 are $1 and children 5 and under and Presidio Trust members are free. Living History Days are held every second Saturday from 10am-3pm each month from October through April. For information, call 520.837.8119 or visit www.tucsonpresidio.com.

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Head To Wickenburg For Annual Bluegrass Festival The Four Corner States Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival will be held November 10–12 at Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds. Sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, the event is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the 38th annual festival are Dry Branch Fire Squad, High Plains Tradition and Wood & Wire. Additionally, contestants will compete in eight categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar and Banjo.

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The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Road, just a half mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping in Constellation Park is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, as well limited spaces in the tent camping area. The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11am, with entertainment from 1–5pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 7am for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9am–4:30pm. Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for children. Three-day passes are available. During all three days at the festival, attendees will find food and drink concessions, a beer booth, arts/crafts and a designated Kids Zone Saturday and Sunday from 11am–4pm. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, dogs, food and coolers. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. General bleacher seating is available on the grounds. For more information and tickets, call the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce at 928.684.5479 or visit www.wickenburgchamber.com.

Find Hidden Gems At Black Canyon City Art Tour The Hidden in the Canyon Studio Art Tour & Sale will take place November 17–19 in Black Canyon City. The event features local and surrounding area artists working in many different mediums. The tour runs from 10am–5pm Friday and Saturday, and 12–5pm Sunday. Visit the Black Canyon City Visitor Center, 33955 South Old Black Canyon Highway, for a map of the studio tour locations. For additional information, visit the Hidden in the Canyon Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bccsat.


The kitchen from House #1 on the tour is designed by Phoenix kitchen designer Barbara Fairburn. This kitchen is guaranteed to capture the eye of anyone who enjoys cooking and entertaining. Designed by architect Bill Otwell, the 6,500-square-foot house sits atop a knoll with expansive views of mountains and desert vegetation that make up the 60-acre ranch.

The 37th Annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes takes place Saturday, November 4, from 9am–3pm. Visitors will enjoy four beautiful Southwestern homes in the greater Wickenburg area. The cost is $25 per person and includes a self-tour of the four unique homes, entrance to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and entrance to a Holiday Market at the Community Center. The event is sponsored by Las Señoras de Socorro and benefits the Museum. The Wickenburg community center (150 North Valentine Street) will house a holiday market, which is open from 8am–4pm November 4. Featured at the market are local artists from the Wickenburg Art Club, quilts by the Vulture Peak Patchers, vendors, books signing, food trucks, Sister On The Fly (www.sistersonthefly.com) and more. Advance tickets for the Home Tour may be purchased online at www.westernmuseum.org.

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Head “Out Wickenburg Way” For Annual Home Tour & Holiday Market

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Sonoita AVA New Release Festival To Be Held Enjoy wine tasting from area vineyards and more

Sonoita Vineyards will host the 17th annual celebration of St. Martin’s Sonoita American Viticulture Area (AVA) New Release Festival and the 33rd anniversary of the Sonoita AVA Saturday, November 11. Guests will receive 15 wine tasting tickets with souvenir glass, as well as a tasting of new and current releases from AZ Hops and Vines, Callaghan Vineyards, Charron Vineyards, Dos Cabezas Wine Works, Hannah’s Hill, Kief-Joshua Vineyards, Lightning Ridge Cellars, Rancho Rossa, Sonoita Vineyards, The Elgin Distillery, The Village of Elgin Winery and Wilhelm Family Vineyards. There will also be barrel tasting with Sonoita Vineyards, a discussion with the winemakers, a free souvenir giveaway to first 100 customers and vineyard tours. The blessing of the new vintages is at 12pm. Vendors will be on site for holiday shopping, as well as activities for children and children at heart. Lunch can be purchased from The Steak Out or Luke’s Pizza, and wine by the glass will be available. Sonoita Vineyards is located at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road in Elgin. The New Release Festival will be held from 10am–5pm, and reservations are not required. Admission is $35, and tickets can be purchased in advance at www.sonoitavineyards.com.

Keeping Native American Art Alive In Sonoita Nizhoni Ranch Gallery is a unique Arizona destination that keeps Native American art alive. Based in Sonoita, an hour southeast of Tucson, the gallery curates traditional Navajo rugs, pottery, and other art and connects collectors to authentic master Navajo weavers. Founded by an Arizona couple (Steve and Gail Getzwiller) dedicated to honoring Native American art, Nizhoni Ranch Gallery has been fostering interest in the beautiful Native American since the 1970s.

The gallery an actual living environment, filled with Navajo weavings, rugs and blankets, as well as authentic Native American jewelry, pottery and baskets. Visitors get to see how collectibles can be displayed in meaningful and artistic ways. In addition, Nizhoni Ranch Gallery is hosting a special showing from November 18–June 3 at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg (www. westernmuseum.org). The show features Steve Getzwiller’s collection of Native American art, guns, horse gear and more. For more information about Nizhoni Ranch Gallery, call 520.455.5020 or visit www.navajorug.com.


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LIFE: L’Chaim, Then BAM! Sad. Happy. Quietly listening to pain. Enjoying family, celebrating at the holidays. Many are the emotions we all have to deal with, were we to listen to lyrics of the famous Disney song “Circle of Life.” There is much to be fondly impressed by. There is also much to be depressed by. Life is a balance, and not always an equal balance. As I write this column in early October, I celebrated a joyous festival with friends and family (Sukkot), while at the same time recovering from the difficult loss of a good friend. So how does one do both? What is the secret to being happy while grieving? How is it possible to be both happy and sad, and fully participate in both those aspects of one’s life? Less of one and more of the other? Where is the appropriate balance? Read the rest of “LIFE: L’Chaim, Then BAM!” online now.

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In order to celebrate summer birthdays this year, my girlfriends and I signed up for the 1980s-themed Escape the Room. Although the majority of us were born in the ’80s, we barely made it out in the 60 minutes allotted. Something we did not want to escape during our ladies’ Saturday was the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G-90. Since I’ve never experienced an Escape the Room, I was just as bewildered when I entered the room as I was when I opened the door to the Genesis — who knew Hyundai could be so luxurious with its large grille and sleek exterior lines? I was unaware that this parent company (Hyundai) had branched off to create a new brand* (Genesis). Similar to how oblivious I was looking for clues in the ’80s room. Read the rest of “Escape The Room…Embrace The Genesis” online now.

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