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Carefree to Host Annual Veterans Day Honor n commemoration of their service, the Town of Carefree is privileged to host its 10th annual Veterans Day Honor and Celebration Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3–5pm, in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage. This year’s celebration will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I and honor those veterans who have participated in this event in previous years. Speakers will include retired Army Maj. Arden Rowley, a Korean War veteran and POW who will share his wartime experiences. This year’s event will also feature a mixture of patriotic and military music, with a special rendition of “God Bless America” by Todd Knowles and the Main Event Swing Band, marking the 100th anniversary of the patriotic classic, as well as “The Last Post” on the bugle, followed by “Taps” performed on dueling bugles. Barbara Hatch, founder of Veterans Heritage Project (VHP), will be in attendance with VHP chapter students from Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School. There will be a student exhibit, with books for sale at the event. For information, visit www.carefree.org or call 480.488.3686.

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Join Desert Foothills Land Trust to discover the wonder and beauty of our Sonoran Desert home with a day of outdoor experiences and hands-on education at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve. Desert Discover Day takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, 10am–2pm. Follow a discovery map for a personal adventure along the Harry Dalton Trail. Explore the desert, learn about all its dwellers, past and present, and interact with native wildlife. This free and fun day is for the whole family. Other participants include Arizona Archaeological Society, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Wild At Heart. Jewel of the Creek Preserve is located in Cave Creek on Spur Cross Road, 4 miles north of Cave Creek Road. Parking is available at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. For information visit www.dflt.org or call 480.488.6131.


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“I’ve dropped my pebble in the ocean, and hopefully; throughout the course of the day; millions of others will drop theirs in too. No single one of us knows which pebble causes the wave to crest, but each of us, quite rightly, believes that it might be ours; an act of faith.” ~ Michael J. Fox

November is here, and the midterm elections are upon us. In recent months, I’ve been encouraging people to register to vote, and then make sure to show up at the polls Nov. 6. Even offering a lift to those who might need it…regardless of party affiliation. It’s that important to me. In the 2016 election, voter turnout in Arizona was 49.9 percent — this is the percentage of the voting-age population that cast ballots. Historically, the turnout for midterm elections is even lower…both facts that I find discouraging. As the folks at MAP Dashboard put it: “Voter turnout is a measure of civic engagement and willingness to participate in the political process. Low voter turnout may be a result of a multitude of factors, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, age, disillusionment, indifference or contentment.” In our democratic republic participation is crucial. Voting is an act of faith — a belief that, Around Town: by exercising our rights as citizens, we can effect change. Our country was founded on the Rodney Crowell belief that we are stronger together, but we must be willing to engage fully in the process… America is not (and never has been) perfect, but our founding fathers recognized that and gave us something to aspire to: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We cannot form a “more perfect Union” without engaged citizens. So, I ask you to shrug off your disillusionment, indifference or cynicism, and take that leap; educate yourself and head to the polls this November and beyond.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... Veterans Day Commemoration 2018

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The city of Scottsdale is hosting a very special Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park at 3pm Friday, Nov. 9. MAYOR City of Scottsdale In 2015, I signed a resolution designating the city of 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov Scottsdale as an official Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Scottsdale joins a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families on the 50th anniversary of arguably the toughest year of battle and the brave soldiers that served our country during that time. Helping us to reflect on that service and those times will be keynote speaker Capt. Larry Ernst, a retired Navy fighter pilot. Capt. Ernst served in Vietnam and flew more than 100 combat missions. Scottsdale’s Veterans Day event will also feature music from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Band and light refreshments. If you are a Vietnam Veteran and would like to attend the ceremony, please RSVP to my office by emailing Rachel Smetana at rsmetana@scottsdaleaz.gov so that you can be appropriately recognized during the event.

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ARTFEST OF SCOTTSDALE RETURNS THIS MONTH ivic Center Plaza will become home to the 25th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale Nov. 17–18. The event honors the local artists’ community, featuring more than 120 artists selling paintings, sculptures, jewelry, metal art, ceramics and glass art as well as authors and visual artists, too. “We are pleased to once again bring to life the spirit of the art culture in Scottsdale and highlight the amazing artists who reside right here in our own backyard,” says ArtFest owner and organizer Andrew Maguire, son of founder Frank Maguire. “As part of the legacy my father built, we are dedicated to giving the local art community a platform in which to share their talents while also introducing new audiences to the endless mediums in which art can be expressed.” See ArtFest, page 7

Get a Sneak Peek of Canal Convergence 2018 This year, Scottsdale Public Art is giving art lovers a behind-the-scenes look at Canal Convergence, a free 10-day event from Nov. 9–18 featuring largescale public art installations, artist talks and hands-on workshops. The Canal Convergence Launch Party marks the kick-off of this annual celebration of public art and features exclusive experiences for attendees. The Launch Party features a night of special programming to the backdrop of a live performance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Launch Party attendees receive a guided preview tour of the 2018 Canal Convergence public art installations, including the 600-ft-long soaring lace sculpture, ARIZONA!. Ticket-holders are treated to an exclusive Floatus fire show by Phoenix’s own Walter Productions. The Launch Party will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5pm, at Soleri Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront, located on the west side of Scottsdale Road, s outh of Camelback Road. Admission price is $50 and includes two drinks from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Garden. Tickets can be purchased at http:// tickets.scottsdalearts.org. Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform live at the Canal Convergence Launch Party Nov. 8


In addition to art vendors, local performers will fill the air with musical artistry while food vendors will be offering a variety of scrumptious tastes available for sale. An interactive kids’ zone offers fun and interactive art activities for budding Picassos, coordinated by the Scottsdale YMCA. 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 comprised of ASU graduates with degrees in Art, members that have participated in ArtFest and other artists’ festivals for an extensive period of time, and ArtFest Founder himself, Frank Maguire. Civic Center Plaza is located 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.

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next PM Connect event Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5–7pm, at Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Scottsdale, 7324 East Indian School Road in Scottsdale. The Chamber’s next AM Connect event will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:15–9am, at Sneaky Big Studios, 15750 North Northsight Boulevard in Scottsdale. Both events are free to members and $30 for guests. Also, don’t miss the Chamber’s marquee event, the 33rd Annual Sterling Awards, Friday, Nov. 16, from 11:30am–1:30pm at Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Presented by Nationwide Insurance Company, the awards embody the spirit of the organization by celebrating the people and organizations that make the community a great place to live, work and play. Visit the website for ticket information. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or additional information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

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Scottsdazzle Kicks Off the Season with Tree-Lighting As the holiday season approaches, the City of Scottsdale’s elves are busy planning yet another fabulous annual Scottsdazzle holiday extravaganza. The event delights local residents and out of town visitors alike with a month of celebratory festivities leading up to the December holidays. Scottsdazzle begins Saturday, Nov. 24, with the official Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-Along event from 7–9pm at the Scottsdale Waterfront’s Soleri Bridge. This magical start to the season lights up the Scottsdale night with more than one million custom colors on the specially designed tree; and guests can warm their vocal chords with hot chocolate and holiday goodies before 99.9 KESZ host Marty Manning kicks off the spirited sing-along featuring locally renowned orchestra MusicaNova comprised of over 50 musicians/instruments. Scottsdazzle will incorporate multiple signature events through Dec. 22, including the inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon–5pm. This new event for 2018 is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique piñatas, tamale tasting and sales as well as live entertainment (mariachis, Las Posadas, ballet folklorico and an hourly piñata bash), children’s activities and more. In addition to the special signature events, Scottsdazzle includes weekly events such as the Old Town Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am–1pm featuring handcrafted gifts, fresh locally grown produce and artisan products that will make for one-of-a-kind holiday gift giving. Saturday evenings from 7–8:30pm, the Canal Concert Series at Soleri Bridge showcases the festive holiday sounds of local talent such as the Phoenix Boys Choir, Campanillas del Sol Handbell Ensemble and more. A different culinary demonstration is also offered each Saturday during Scottsdazzle including restaurants such as Barrio Queen and Super Chunk Sweets. Many merchants and restaurants in the Old Town area will be offering holiday specials, cocktails, discounts and much more during Scottsdazzle. For more information visit www.scottsdazzle.com. Photos: Christine Johnson


A series of interactive arts experiences – spanning live art, music, fashion, philanthropy, culinary, wellness and more – will kick off the holiday season as part of the second-annual Kierland POP experience in Scottsdale Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. Presented by the Kierland Master Association – a collaboration between Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) – the Kierland POP experience will feature immersive and experiential activities throughout Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Colorful experiences include a charity night benefitting SAACA’s Veterans Art Therapy Program, a day-long community POP art festival, an inaugural “Brew Skies” 5K Run/ Walk, an Arts & Crafts Beer Garden,

and more. In addition, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and Kierland Commons’ retailers and restaurants will host special promotions throughout the experience. A variety of events, both free and ticketed, will take place during the two-day celebration:

Nov. 17: Kierland POP Festival 2–8pm, Kierland Boulevard, between Kierland Commons A free event featuring an art walk from local professional artists, as well as emerging artisans. Enjoy interactive artist presentations, culinary demonstrations, fashion

displays, vintage street market shopping, and live strolling music and arts performances throughout the day. Nov. 17: Brew Skies 5K Run/Walk 5–6:30pm, Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa A new addition to Kierland POP, is a 5K run/walk. Hosted by Arizona Food and Beer, the cost to participate is $45, and the proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.

Nov. 17: Arts & Crafts Beer Garden 6–8pm, Kierland Commons A perfect place to unwind over great drinks with friends. Hosted by Arizona Food and Beer, the beer garden will be located in Kierland Commons’ Center Plaza beneath twinkling lights in the cool fall air. To purchase tickets, register for events or for complete event details, visit www.kierlandpop.com.

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Nov. 16: Kierland POP Charity Night 7–9pm, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa An evening of vibrant music, lively art displays and entertainment, paired with delicious culinary and libation sampling from local chefs and area eateries. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Veterans Art Therapy Program.

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Organ Recital to Be Held at La Casa de Cristo Dr. Jeremy Peterman, organist at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, will present a free recital titled “From Other Places,” at 7pm Friday, Nov. 16, at the church, 6300 East Bell Road in Scottsdale. Peterman will perform on the church’s 92-rank, 5,062-pipe Berghaus organ, to which chimes, harp and bird warbler stops were recently added. The recital will feature tunes from works not composed originally for organ, such as Porgy and Bess, Phantom of the Opera, The Nutcracker and Star Wars, revealing the full orchestral palette of the organ. Dr. Jeremy Peterman “The recital is a special ‘thank you’ to the many folks who donated toward the recent organ expansion and who love hearing our Berghaus Organ,” Peterman said. Peterman received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano from Arizona State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in French and piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree from ASU. Peterman is well known in the Phoenix area as a pianist for the Arizona Opera Company and the Phoenix Symphony. He has played for Arizona Opera productions of Rigoletto, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Carmen, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Orfeo ed Euridice, Faust, I Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana. For additional information about the recital, call 480.948.1234 or visit www.lacasadecristo.com.

Look to DaVinci For Fine Men’s Fashion DaVinci Luxe made its mark in Scottsdale with only the finest Italian men’s fashion. The designer and retailer of exclusive European men’s clothing and accessories is known for its unique designs and vibrant colors and continues its tradition today. Since 1994, Davinci Luxe has been providing high quality fashion and expertise to the Scottsdale area. The retailer specializes in colorful designs, from formal to casual, with collections from Italy, France and England. It is also a supplier of some of the world’s finest perfumes and fragrances, which are bottled in France. DaVinci ensures that quality is the most important aspect when designing and producing their clothing — each design is hand-made using the finest materials. In fact, owner and designer William Nasralla travels to Italy twice a year to source the highest quality fabrics, seeking uniqueness in design and colors. DaVinci Luxe is located at 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 176, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.474.4973 or visit www.davinciluxe.com.


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Scottsdale Cupcake Boutique Has Magic, Sweet Recipe for Success By Lila Baltman

Tracy Lombardi, owner of Unicorn Cupcake Boutique in Scottsdale. Photo: Amy Weir, Rusty Gate Photography

two life-size glittery unicorns, beautiful chandeliers, a dazzling party area with glitter marquee signs, imported gold glitter wallpaper, plus purple, teal and hot pink glittery furniture and walls. There’s even a small children’s play area complete with a miniature pretend cupcake kitchen, unicorn and cupcake themed books, and more. According to Lombardi, “Even the toilet seat is magical! Every single detail was given the utmost thought and attention.”

Locally-owned Big Cupcake Truck is the featured cupcake maker for the boutique and they’ve created a special unicorn cupcake along with their other nonGMO small batch gourmet cupcake favorites, including their amazingly delicious gluten-free vegan options. The boutique offers children’s birthday parties, monthly themed events for kids, free “Princess Days,” fun, educational classes for adults such as “Hair Braiding 101,” and much more. A monthly calendar of events is posted on their website, Facebook and Instagram. Lombardi says that her motto in life, and for her business, is simple: “Less Bitter, More Glitter!” The Unicorn Cupcake Boutique is located at 7227 East Shea Boulevard, Suite B, Scottsdale. For additional information, call 602.601.2911 or visit www.unicorncupcakeboutique.com.

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If Disneyland is known as “the happiest place on earth,” the all-new Unicorn Cupcake Boutique in Scottsdale is fast becoming known as “the happiest place in Arizona.” For the past nine months, ever since the doors of this adorable, glitter-filled boutique opened, entire families from across the Valley have been making special destination trips to the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard just to see what all the excitement and buzz is about. “If you’re looking for a place that will instantly make you smile and put you in a happy mood, the Unicorn Cupcake Boutique is it,” says owner Tracy Lombardi. “I am passionate about creating the most magical experience for every customer. I’m a strong believer in supporting local, small businesses and that’s why my boutique features many unique, handmade quality merchandise you’ll not find anywhere else; items like unicorn and cupcake soaps, specialty candles, amazing jewelry, clothing for infants to adults, toys, hair accessories, drink-ware, pet products, artwork and more, all beautifully handcrafted by small business vendors.” The bright and colorful decor is unlike anything else. Picture a hot pink floor with holographic glitter,

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‘Monster Fish’ Exhibition to Open at OdySea Guests are invited to dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in the new OdySea Aquarium exhibition “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” opening Nov. 10. Enormous in size and rapidly dwindling in number, these ancient fish play critical roles in their freshwater habitats. Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series “Monster Fish,” (www.natgeowild.com) has spent nearly two decades searching for and studying the rare, large freshwater fish species profiled in the exhibition. The interactive exhibition will include five extraordinary, life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages. “Monster Fish” will remain open at OdySea Aquarium until May 5, 2019. “Monster Fish” takes visitors on a journey to river basins around the world to learn about colossal fish and the people that depend on them. Through detailed maps, sculptures and custom illustrations, the exhibition showcases close to 20 fish species and their diverse freshwater ecosystems. In addition to highlighting the biology of each species, the exhibit depicts the cultural ties between the fish and local people. From mythical tales and storied traditions to threats and conservation efforts, visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the connection between humans and fish. “This fascinating exhibition is a trip around the world with one of Nat Geo’s favorite explorers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish,” said National Geographic’s vice president of Public Experiences, Kathryn Keane. “Zeb Hogan shows us that despite their size, these fish are an increasingly fragile link in some of the most important freshwater ecosystems on Earth.” In addition to life-size models and live fish (not monster varieties) in aquariums representing various habitats, “Monster Fish” features several interactive elements and games designed to provide visitors with opportunities to learn about how monster fish grow; how scientists study them; and how anglers and others can help these fish survive. OdySea Aquarium is located at 9500 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.291.8000 or visit www.odyseaaquarium.com.

Concert Band Kicks Off Holiday Season The Scottsdale Concert Band will bring a bit of seasonal cheer to Valley residents with its annual free Holiday Pops concert at 3:30pm Sunday, Dec. 2, at Chaparral High School Auditorium, 6935 East Gold Dust Avenue in Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s own Sudler Silver Scroll awardwinning symphonic band, now in its 41st season, will perform “The Eighth Candle: Prayer and Dance for Hanukkah;” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year;” Ave Maria from “Fod” and “Dom;” and Scottsdale Concert Band director “Fantasia on a 13th Century Carol.” Michele Kalo The Sudler Silver Scroll is presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and is the most prestigious award available to a community concert band. The Scottsdale Concert Band, a 75-member community ensemble directed by Michele Kalo, is sponsored by Scottsdale Community College and performs four concerts per year. For more information about the band and to hear recordings from previous concerts, go to www.scottsdaleconcertband.org, or call Kalo at 602.327.3168.


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The City of Scottsdale’s General Obligation debt is rated AAA according to three separate agencies, making the city one of just 30 in the United States to earn the distinction. A recently completed credit analysis by Moody’s Investor Service affirmed the rating. With that result in hand, the City of Scottsdale has maintained the highest possible score from all three rating agencies (Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings) since 2001. Having the highest rated General Obligation debt means Scottsdale can borrow money at very low interest rates, saving taxpayers millions over the life of loans. “Scottsdale has a history of sound financial management, as our 17-year run atop the credit ratings attests,” said Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “We are a community with high standards, and we manage our financial resources wisely to achieve the best outcomes for our residents. I believe we are on very solid financial footing and it is encouraging to know that the rating agencies agree.” Moody’s credited Scottsdale’s strong financial position to prudent financial management, an affluent tax base and manageable debt, bolstered by the overall strength of the Valley’s economy. Their report stated that Scottsdale’s finances are “healthy, characterized by trends of structural balance and healthy reserves despite dependence on economically-sensitive revenues.” “Prudent financial management began decades ago in Scottsdale. Following up best management practices with sound financial policies adopted by City Council has allowed Scottsdale to attain the highest debt rating on its general obligation debt and maintain it,” said chief financial officer Jeff Nichols. The city’s finances are regularly evaluated by these outside experts; the results of those evaluations are published and used by mutual funds and other investors. The city borrows money for a variety of long-term needs, a common practice that balances the annual financial impact on residents with building and maintaining the infrastructure required to provide city services and a high quality of life. Learn more about the city’s finances and budget at www.scottsdaleaz.gov, search “finance.”

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Veterans Day is Nov. 11 — but any day is a good time to thank those who have served and sacrificed and to check on their well-being. Across the nation, veteran suicides are an ongoing, significant problem. In Arizona, the suicide rate for veterans is 54.8 per 100,000 people, with Maricopa County’s rate at 54.4, according to the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System — both much higher than the national average of 38, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. MAYOR One suicide is too many, and we must step up as a City of Phoenix community to support those who have given so much to 602.262.7111 our country. www.phoenix.gov The City of Phoenix is taking action through an initiative called the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. An interagency team, made up of military and civilian leaders from the city and state, is developing a strategic action plan to increase support and reduce suicide. As part of the initiative, Phoenix is also a partner in Arizona’s Be Connected program, which connects service members, veterans and families to resources and support. Everyone is invited to be part of the solution. Training and support are available to all members of the community. To learn more, visit www. beconnectedaz.org or call 866.4AZ.VETS (866.429.8387) for 24/7 support.

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Take a Glimpse into the Untold History of the Electric Guitar

The Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) newest exhibition, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. This exclusive exhibition, which opens Nov. 9, showcases more than 80 of the rarest electric guitars and amplifiers in the world ― from some of the first ever heard to those played by the most famous electric guitarists known today. The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon encompasses the history of the electric guitar from the very beginning, including its most experimental period of the 1930s and 1940s, its impact on music and culture and its current iconic status. Decades before rock and roll, these instruments jolted, energized and even confused the eardrums of the nation. This exhibition gives a glimpse into the electric guitar’s influence on genres that defined American music, including Hawaiian music, dance orchestras, western swing, jazz and rock and roll itself. This early history of electric amplification celebrates the bold inventors, adventurous performers, and radical instruments responsible for making sounds that, literally, had never been heard before. Even though these early Bo Diddley’s The Bad Dude electric instruments and amplifiers were developed nearly 90 years ago, many of them remain technologically, aesthetically and musically sophisticated today. The exhibition’s remarkable collection features the personal instruments of groundbreaking artists who were among the first to play and popularize the electric guitar, such as Alvino Rey, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Bo Diddley and Eldon Shamblin. Guests will also see authentic guitars played by next generations of influential musicians, including Pete Townshend of the Who and Ron Wood and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who continued to transform the sound of the electric guitar while cementing its international reputation. The electric guitar plays an integral role in American music and culture and inspired emulation worldwide. Original video production featuring on-camera demonstrations of some of these historic instruments and interviews with Grammy Award–winning jazz guitarist George Benson, guitar historians and collectors, friends and family of the pioneers of the electric guitar and more will help bring this innovative period of music to life as guests become immersed in this story. “This will be a memorable exhibition, revealing the deep history of the electric guitar and its impact over the years,” says Richard Walter, PhD, MIM’s curator for United States / Canada and Europe. “Some of these guitars launched entirely new genres of music!” Based on the private collection of guitar historian Lynn Wheelwright, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon will be on display through Sept. 15, 2019. Admission is $10 for special exhibition only; $7 when purchased with general museum admission. The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For information about opening weekend and other supplemental programming, visit www.mim.org or call 480.478.6000. Audiovox model 336 Duo double-neck


Buying Diamonds…A Diamond Dealer’s Point of View By Indra Jhaveri

Indra Jhaveri (amidiamonds@live.com) has been a diamond dealer for over 33 years.

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Diamonds and the Jewelry industry has changed quite a bit in recent years and evolved for the better in the long run. Most of the diamonds are cut in Israel, Belgium and India. Many of the diamond cutters have mechanized and cut the diamond for proper CUT of the diamond to obtain maximum balance of radiance, brilliance and scintillation vs. the weight of the diamond. Many of the better-quality diamonds are certified through GIA, EGL, IGI, HRD, etc., certifying agencies that are qualifying the quality (4 C’s — carat, cut, clarity and color) of the diamond (see graphic). GIA, which established, standardized and unified the grading system back in 1950s, is considered the best and recognized throughout the world. Dealers, brokers, cutters and jewelers buy and sell the diamonds based on GIA certificate grading (as well as other certifying agencies certificates). In some cases, they buy even without seeing the diamond, with the discount from wholesale price list (similar to the “Kelly Blue Book” for cars). Millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds are traded amongst them every day.  Point being made here is that diamonds are liquid at certain price. It used to vary greatly in the old days when grading was left to the individual buyers (which happens today also for uncertified diamonds) but now with standardized grading system, variation in offers from buyers reduces greatly and especially for GIA certified diamonds (1.00 carat and larger). Better cut GIA certified diamonds with “very good” to “excellent” notifications in cut, polish and symmetry are accepted in prestigious Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses.  The normal trend of wholesale diamond prices is upward on a long run. Analysis of past wholesale prices in general, has shown average increase of 3.5 percent plus per year in the long run. Cases of diamonds bought for $5,000/-over 50 years ago but have been paid $25,000/-recently have been heard in dealer’s circles, so diamonds as diversification of an investment portfolio is becoming a reality at wholesale price levels for the general public.  Also, apart from the issues mentioned before, other small factors like fluorescence, crown angles, pavilion angles, culet, girdle thickness, etc. also have some effect on pricing of the diamond. So, when comparing the prices of diamonds, it should be done as an “apple to apple” comparison. We, at AMI Diamonds can offer the best guidance on the diamond of your choice, always at wholesale or below prices. 

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Chicago Musician to Record Live at Listening Room

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Stolie, a Chicago-based songwriter who has been honing her songwriting craft for over 20 years, will present a batch of new songs that have been composed during her travels over the past year and inspired by the places she’s visited, stories shared and a life journey into the unknown. Performing on guitar and piano before a live audience at The Listening Room Saturday, Nov. 10, the songs will be recorded for inclusion on an upcoming live album to showcase Stolie’s live performance technique. For more than 15 years, Stolie has arranged compositions using looping and harmony pedals and will capture her one-woman band style in a live setting. The Listening Room is located at 4614 North 7th Street in Phoenix. The performance begins at 7pm; tickets are $20. For additional information, visit www.thelisteningroomphoenix.com or call 480.390.4900. Learn more about the artist at www.stolie.com.

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Veterans Day Parade to be Held Nov. 12 Celebrating its 22nd year, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will be presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans Nov. 12 at 11am. Although the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is traditionally held Nov. 11, out of respect to local church services along the parade route, the organizers moved the parade from Sunday to Monday, Nov. 12. This year’s parade will host 2,500 participants with floats, bands, marching units and more, along with eight veteran grand marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day. An estimated 45,000 spectators will line the parade route. The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns east on Camelback Road, and then turns south on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road. The parade will end at approximately 1pm and the streets will open shortly thereafter. Street closures and restrictions will be in effect from 7:30am until 1–2pm. Visit www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org for complete information.

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Ocean Prime Celebrates Ten Years

Ocean Prime Filet Mignon

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Ocean Prime will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in the Valley Tuesday, Nov. 13, and to honor this milestone guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary toast and the restaurant’s famous carrot cake in the Lounge at 5pm. Throughout the night, Ocean Prime will be offering $10 off filet mignon or sea bass entrees and featuring 10 specialty cocktails for just $10 each. To commemorate this anniversary, Ocean Prime shares some fun “By the Numbers” stats developed over the course of the past 10 years: • 50,000 Filet Mignons ordered • 22,000 “Berries and Bubbles” cocktails drank • 13,000 slices of 10-layer Carrot Cake consumed • Six employees who have been with Ocean Prime since Nov. 13, 2008 • Two employees who met on the job and got married at Ocean Prime Ocean Prime is located at 5455 East High Street in North Phoenix. Reservations can be made by calling 480.347.1313 or online at www.ocean-prime.com.

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Members and guests are invited to learn how to “Market Anything, Including Yourself” at the Nov. 14 business meeting of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Scott Harkey, partner at Owens Harkey Advertising, will present this informative and practical business program. Harkey isn’t a renaissance man, he is an enterprise man. Over the past 15 years, his vision has grown OH Partners to one of the top three agencies in the Southwest. His passion and energy for marketing and advertising is the foundation of his work. Coupled with his strong work ethic, integrity and approachable demeanor, Harkey is the force that powers the agency and the people he works with. He is unapologetically committed to the success of his clients, colleagues and community, all while leading from the front. The Nov. 14 NAWBO meeting will be held 11am–1pm at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 East Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Tickets are $43 for members and $53 for guests, and reservations can be made online. For information, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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Local Restaurants Announce Veterans Day Specials

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Veterans receive half off all menu items Nov. 11 In honor of Veterans Day, Icon Hospitality Group, owners of Half Moon Sports Grill and Scramble – a Breakfast Joint, is offering 50 percent off the entire menu at both restaurants for all veterans and active duty military Sunday, Nov. 11. (Dine in only, must show military ID or other proof of service.) Half Moon Sports Grill (288 East Greenway Parkway, Phoenix; 602.993.6600) and Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill (2121 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix; 602.977.2700) are “Game Day Central” for any sports fans. They’re chock full of HD TVs, state of the art audiovisual system and games on TV with sound every Sunday. Hours are 10:30am–2am Sunday, Nov. 11; full menu available until 1:30am nightly. Learn more at www.halfmoonsportsgrill.com. Scramble is a breakfast and lunch experience with fantastic, fresh food, quick service and a clean, contemporary setting. It boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio, LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations. Scramble is open seven days a week from 6am–2pm.  Scramble has three Valley locations: 9832 North 7th Street in Phoenix (602.374.2294); 6590 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale (480.404.7264) and its newest location, 2375 East Camelback Road in Phoenix (602.875.6888). For additional information, visit www.azscramble.com.

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The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) offers opportunities throughout the month for members and non-members alike to mingle and network — whether over breakfast, lunch or cocktails. The Chamber will hold an Elite Networking Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8–9:30am, at Blue Agave Mexican Cantina (www.blueagavemexicancantina. com), 7000 East Mayo Boulevard, Suite 1056, in North Phoenix. An Elite Networking Mixer will be held at Dolphinaris (www.dolphinarisarizona.com), 9500 East Vía de Ventura in Scottsdale, Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30–8pm. And finally, join the Chamber at its monthly Elite Networking Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Stonecreek Golf Club (www.stonecreekgc.com), 4435 East Paradise Village Parkway South in North Phoenix For additional information about the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce, or to register for events, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com.


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Let the Experts Handle Meals This Thanksgiving

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As Valley residents prepare for the hustle of the Thanksgiving holiday, hosting gatherings and out of town guests, AZ Food Crafters takes the stress out of having to prepare the main meal — as they’ve done all the work already. AZ Food Crafters’ new Thanksgiving offerings featuring special seasonal varieties of their beloved handpies (Roasted Pumpkin, Dutch Apple) as well as two new side dish recipes: Fresh Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Quinoa Salad and Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese. To make Thanksgiving “meal prep” a breeze, AZ Food Crafters seasonal sides are available for pick up between Friday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, including the following for just $12/per 16-ounce container: Baked Traditional Stuffing, Buttery Creamy Mashed Gold Potatoes, Fresh Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole (choice of Savory or Classic Marshmallow Topped) and Great Harvest Buttery Rolls (one dozen for $7) AZ Food Crafters side dishes, handpies and quiches complement any homecooked turkey and are easy to heat and serve. For those that shy away from roasting their own turkey, the company offers a complete meal that serves two to four people and includes the following for just $89: • 2 pounds of Brined and Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast • 1 pint of Savory Turkey Gravy • Choice of 1-pound Baked Classic Stuffing or 1 pound of Sausage Apple Pecan Stuffing • 1 pound of Buttery Creamy Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes • 1 pound of Fresh Green Bean Casserole • 1 pound of Sweet Potato Casserole (Choice of Savory or Classic Marshmallow Topped) • 6 Great Harvest Buttery Rolls To cap off the perfect Thanksgiving meal, the following dessert offerings can be ordered as well for $20/each: 9-inch Roasted Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream; 9-inch Maple Pecan Pie (featuring a 1/2 pound of pecans and real butter, and no high-fructose corn syrup); or Cinnamon Apple Shortbread Streusel. Orders can be made online at www.azfoodcrafters.com or by calling 480.264.2532 and must be made 48 hours in advance. Pick-ups are available at AZ Food Crafters Kitchen, 8am–6pm; and Roadrunner Park Farmers Market, 8am–1pm (Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17); as well as the Gilbert and Ahwatukee Farmers Markets (see website for details).

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Get a Taste of Arizona Flavor at Annual Fall Fest Join your Arizona neighbors for a free, familyfriendly celebration of everything “local.” Hosted by Local First Arizona Nov. 3, the Arizona Fall Fest will feature food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, the Arizona Fall Fest will have even more Arizona flavor and fun this year. Valley residents are invited to show their Arizona pride and join the community at this annual festival. The Arizona Fall Fest is presented by GoDaddy, Sprouts Farmers Market and Salt River Project. The festival will feature more than 200 vendors, all local to Arizona. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the folks behind favorite local businesses from across the state. In addition, enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Sampling tickets will be available for $1 each. Live entertainment will take place on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state. And dozens of locally-made beers, wines and spirits will be available to sample in the Hensley Beverage Garden (21 and over only). Each beverage sample requires two sampling tickets ($1 per ticket).  The official ‘Kid Zone,’ made possible by Sprouts Farmers Market and Tuft & Needle, will feature crafts,

games and activities for children of all ages and families. And finally, head to the Arizona Sports Zone to play games, win prizes, and interact with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams. The 2018 Arizona Fall Fest takes place Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am–4pm, at Hance Park, 1242 North Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. For additional information, including a complete line up of vendors, restaurants, entertainment and more, visit www. localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.

The Whining Pig to Open at Desert Ridge The Whining Pig, a neighborhood beer and wine bar featuring an extensive selection of beer and wine in a laid-back atmosphere, will open at Desert Ridge Marketplace in November. The Whining Pig’s stock is constantly rotating and continues to surprise even its most loyal patrons. Classic games flank the bar providing additional entertainment for guests while they enjoy the perfect beverage, specialty grilled cheese or charcuterie board. The neighborhood joint is locally owned and operated with knowledgeable bartenders serving the locals and any other friends passing through. For information, visit www.thewhiningpig.com or www.shopdesertridge.com.


Giant Garage Sale To Benefit Local Rescue

Jewelry by Heidi Middleton “Berry Bonanza I” by Chris Demma

Verdes Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show Artists from the Verdes Art League, along with fellow artists from the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery and On The Edge Gallery in Scottsdale will gather for a Holiday Show Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Tonto Verde Clubhouse, 18401 El Circulo Drive in Rio Verde. The show will run from 9am–4pm and is free to the public. Art enthusiasts are invited to browse through a fabulous array of original works of art from contemporary to Southwestern paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor. A wide variety of gift items from jewelry, gourd art, tapestry and fiber, pottery, quilting, succulent pots, wood art, glass, belt buckles, knitted hats, exquisite holiday decor, bead weavings, handmade greeting cards for every occasion, and much more. The Tonto Verde Clubhouse can be reached from the Scottsdale/ Cave Creek area by going east on Dynamite Road, south on Forest Road, and west on Tonto Verde Drive. From the Fountain Hills area, north on McDowell Mountain Road, north on Forest Road, and west on Tonto Verde Drive. For additional information, find the Verdes Art League on Facebook, visit www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com or www.ontheedgegallery.com.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Hometown Parade The 2018 Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce hometown Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held Nov. 22. Area families are invited to the parade, which kicks off at 9am and runs until approximately 10:15am, and enjoy the floats, horses, marching bands and more. For information about the event, or to learn more about the Chamber, call 480.837.1654 or visit www.fountainhillschamber.com.

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Wearable art/purse by Margaret Sullivan

Gourd art by Michele Mulleady

A community garage sale is planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1–3 from 7am–2pm’ish. The sale will take place at 17014 East Lema Circle, Fountain Hills. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Rescue Pals dog rescue/adoption organization in Fountain Hills. Attendees will find amazing deals on thousands of treasures including furniture, household goods, small appliances, electronics, clothes, pet items and much more. Residents are encouraged to stop by and support the rescue’s sweet fourlegged friends. Those who have items to donate for the sale may drop the items off through October 31. Rescue Pals is a no-kill shelter, 501(c)(3) organization. They have saved, boarded and found loving homes for hundreds of dogs over the past nine years. For more information about the event, adopting a dog or volunteering at the rescue, visit the organization’s Facebook page @RescuePals or send an email to rescuepals85268@gmail.com.

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Veterans to be Honored During Annual Anthem Ceremony

Local Organizations Team Up to Discuss Open Lands

The Anthem Community Council invites the public to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10am Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Anthem Veterans Memorial. The program will honor the service of all veterans and their families, as well as the 100th anniversary of Armistice, the silencing of weapons that brought the end of World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The ceremony concludes at 11:11am in honor of Armistice, with the solar illumination of the Great Seal of the United States through the five armed services pillar ellipses (weather permitting). Ceremony participants include Vietnam veteran Jim Zwit, Chicago, who will serve as the keynote speaker. Emma Suttell, a Boulder Creek High School junior, will also speak. She serves as the president of the local Veterans Heritage Project chapter. Sandra Day O’Connor High School Air Force Jr. ROTC cadets, under the supervision of Lt. Col. John Simmons (USAF, retired) and Master Sgt. Michael Badey (USAF, retired), will support the ceremony. Musical Theater of Anthem’s Outreach Group and the Arizona Veterans Band will provide special music, including the “Armed Services Medley,” with the song of each branch sung as service members stand for recognition. The ceremony will conclude with “God Bless America,” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the well-known patriotic tune, followed by the solar spotlight. Seating and parking for the Nov. 11 ceremony is limited; bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking in the lot nearest the Memorial is intended for those who cannot walk longer distances; all others, please park in the middle or lower lots, or at the Community Center and access the park via the footbridge. The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located in Anthem Community Park, 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. For additional information, visit www.onlineatanthem.com/avm.

Desert Foothills Land Trust and the Anthem Community Council invite residents to join them Thursday, Nov. 15, for a free presentation by state, federal and local agencies that manage open lands in Arizona. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins, ACC president Roger Willis, as well as representatives from Tonto National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Desert Foothills Land Trust and other local nonprofit organizations. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the differences between State Trust lands, public lands and preserved lands, and recreation opportunities available. This is a chance to get all the answers during an open panel discussion driven by questions from the audience. Doors open at 6pm for an opportunity to visit resource tables, collect information and talk one-on-one with representatives from the presenting agencies and other local nonprofit organizations prior to the presentation. The event will be held at the Anthem Community Civic Building, 3701 West Anthem Way. RSVP’s are appreciated for headcount. For more information or to RSVP, call 480.488.6131, send an email to info@dflt.org or visit www.dflt.org.


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Suicide Prevention Begins with Awareness, Education Online resources are available

• Youth Suicide Statistics • Common Suicide Myths  • Signs of Concern  • Higher Risk Groups  • Risk Factors & Elevated Risk Factors  • What A Parent Can Do  • Do’s and Don’ts  • Resources for Assistance  • Parent and Community Seminar  For additional information, visit http://prp.jasonfoundation.com. 

The Hills to Host Anniversary Party with a Twist Glamorous event will raise funds for PCH The Hills Salon & Spa will host its second annual anniversary party Nov. 29, and 20 percent of the proceeds raised that night will go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). The red-carpet event will start at 6pm and end at 9pm. The first 50 people in line will get a free facial. Skip the line and RSVP for the VIP list and receive five extra raffle tickets and guaranteed free facial when buying a VIP ticket to the event for $40. The VIP lounge will include a photo booth, private seating and many more hidden treasures. The party will include live music, drinks, various offerings from area restaurants, raffle prizes, swag bags, 10 percent off boutique and salon products and gift card specials. The salon also donates services to the hospital by way of cuts, washes and styles twice a month on site at PCH. Located at 8912 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 4, in Scottsdale, The Hills Salon & Spa is nearly 4,000 square feet of glamorous atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of beauty, spa, and med spa services such as their groundbreaking technology: The Sculptor Artisan heat sculpting treatment. The latest in body sculpting and skin tightening, the treatment boasts dramatic body fat loss and skin tightening. For additional information, call 480.585.3787 or visit www.thehillssalonspa.com.

Angels with Power Fundraiser Scheduled Start November off right with Pearce Family Foundation (PFF) and barre3 (www. barre3.com/studio-locations/paradise-valley) for a free workout and fundraiser at Scottsdale’s Hotel Adeline (www.hoteladeline.com). Angels with Power is a free event happening Sunday, Nov. 4. PFF benefits local families that have a child suffering from a chronic or life-threatening illness by helping them get back on their feet through home financial assistance. The foundation’s main initiative is to help relieve stress families face and redirect that energy to focus on their child’s journey to getting healthy. The morning will feature cupping, hair braiding, shopping, massages, raffle prizes and brunch. Proceeds from this event will come from a percentage of sales from Clara and Avery (www.claraandaveryjewelry.com) jewelry and raffle tickets. Guests who purchase brunch or a mimosa at Hotel Adeline can mention PFF for a percent of their bill to be donated to the foundation. Local families that have children with a life-threatening illness can register for the free event, but space is limited. RSVP by calling Barre3 at 480.696.4966.  Angels with Power takes place from 8:30am–noon, Nov. 4. Guests should bring a yoga mat and water. Hotel Adeline is located at 5101 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For more information on the event, visit www.pearcefamilyfoundation.com.

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Suicide is a major health problem facing the youth nationally and here at home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey over one out of every 14 young people in the nation attempted suicide in the previous 12 months. Yet, most people are unaware of the danger suicide presents for young people. The Jason Foundation believes that awareness and education are key elements to preventing youth suicide and offers the Parent Resource Program (PRP). The web-based program is designed specifically for parents; however, the information provided is an excellent resource for educators, coaches, youth workers, other adults and young people. The main focus of the PRP is to provide information that will assist parents to recognize changes in behaviors that may indicate suicidal thoughts and know what to do to help an at-risk child. The PRP provides:

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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES...

By Mayor Les Peterson

Tree lighting ceremony slated for Nov. 30 Christmas in Carefree returns to the Carefree Desert Gardens, with a full weekend of holidaythemed events, as well as special celebrations to welcome in the spirit of the season. “Every year the ‘Christmas in Carefree’ programs are strengthened through new activities to better meet the desires of our residents,” noted Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “We believe that the program scheduled for this holiday season will be particularly well received and enjoyed by all.” This year’s official tree lighting will take place Friday, Nov. 30, at 6pm at the iconic Carefree Sundial. The giant 25-foot Christmas tree and the Gardens will be illuminated for the first time during this holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights sparkling throughout the desert landscape. The ceremony will include performers from local churches and Cave Creek Unified School District student choirs. The tree lighting will be followed by a special screening of the beloved holiday film, The Polar Express, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Free hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available, along with snacks for purchase, and a keepsake Carefree Holiday Bell will be gifted to each child/family in attendance. Congregants from Temple Chai, as well as members of the Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree will host a Chanukah Menorah Lighting every evening beginning Sunday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 9, from 5–6 p.m. in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Local families will be invited to light the menorah each evening, with a special ceremony Sunday, Dec. 9, that will include the Temple Chai Cantor and Choir. Each evening’s service is open to attendees of all denominations and faiths. A full weekend of holiday-themed events begins on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10am, and will include an open-air Holiday Market, live music daily, a Holiday Happenings area for families, which will include jolly bounce houses, family-themed activities and Santa’s Carefree Workshop. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Breakfast with Santa will be held at 9am in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, the Carefree Community Holiday Parade will kick off around the town at 3pm, and a Holiday Fireworks display will launch beginning at 8:30pm. The festivities continue through Sunday, Dec. 10, with a Holiday Pet Parade and Blessing, a Christmas Cookie Contest and more seasonal fun. For more information about these events, including how to become a sponsor, parade participant or vendor, visit www.christmasincarefree.com, or call 480.488.3686.

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Carefree’s fall season of events and activities is now underway in earnest. I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all Carefree MAYOR residents who have been traveling Town of Carefree over the summer or have now 480.488.3686 returned from their “other” homes. www.carefree.org It’s good to have you back, and we look forward to sharing another active and enjoyable season together in Carefree. Our Fourth Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event just concluded, and it was a magnificent success. Thousands of people from throughout the Foothills as well from throughout the state and country came to Carefree to see the wonderfully carved pumpkins as they worked and played in their villages, and to participate in all of the accompanying activities. Our special thanks to all residents who volunteered their efforts to help make this special event such a success, as well as those residents who came strictly to enjoy the whimsical journey into the lives of the pumpkins. Looking ahead, the Thunderbird Artists, now in their 25th year of hosting festivals in Carefree, will bring their Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival back to the Desert Gardens in downtown Carefree from Nov. 2–4. This festival, featuring the work of some of the finest artists and sculptors in the country, is truly a highlight of the fall season and an event you won’t want to miss. On Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3–5pm at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree will honor all of our veterans during the 10th Annual Veterans Day Honor. The event will include comments from some of our more notable local veterans recalling their service to our country, an Honor Guard presentation and patriotic music. We will also be commemorating 100 years since the signing of the armistice ending WWI. Mark your calendar and plan to join with us as we honor our veterans. Plan to be with us for the annual Carefree Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6pm. The giant 25-foot Christmas tree, which will be displayed under the Sundial, will be lit for the first time during this holiday season. The popular Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be followed by a screening of The Polar Express in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Free hot chocolate, cookies and a special Carefree Holiday Bell will be given to each child/family attending. Don’t miss it. Bring your friends and family to downtown Carefree for a wonderful time. See you there.

Photos courtesy of Herbie Hitchon and Town of Carefree

A Warm Welcome Back to Carefree Residents

Carefree Ready to Usher in Holiday Season

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November Offerings From FCF Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) presents classes and seminars at its Holland Community Center throughout the month. The events cover a broad range of topics — everything from how to play bridge to discovering the geology of the Black Mountain area. Here are just a few of the events taking place in November. Nov. 3: You’re Hired! • 9:30–11am This motivating and interactive career workshop will help uncover personality traits, related careers, designing targeted resumes, attention getting cover letters and confident interviewing skills all leading up to the much-anticipated words “You’re hired.” Individuals will receive a 12-page booklet covering topics. Teacher has more than 25 years of experience hiring, staffing and training. Good for those starting out and retirees who want to go back to work. Cost is $55.

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Nov. 5: Geology in Your Backyard: Black Mountain • 6:30–8pm This is the second of a series of seminars put on by the Desert Awareness Committee. Black Mountain, which stands as a sentinel over the Foothills communities, has a story to tell. Its beginnings were quite wild. Find out why one side glitters with dark layered slabs while the rounded boulders on the opposite side reflect pink and tan tones. Donations appreciated.

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Nov. 6: Viking Weave Bracelet • 1–4pm Using modern tools, attendees will learn to weave wire into a beautiful bracelet, just like the Vikings did in ancient times. Learn to make an ‘S’ clasp and connector rings. Materials are included in the class price ($65).

Nov. 7: Morning Joe With TED • 9–11am There is no better way to start the day than with hot coffee and cool topics. Explore topics each month through the TED medium — short videos that are then discussed with Mark Sweeney facilitating. November’s topic is “Entertainment: Why do some things go viral, and songs that bring history to life.” Cost is $2 at the door. Nov. 8: Build Your Own Kaleidoscope! • 1–4pm In this packed three-hour class, attendees will learn the basic principles of kaleidoscope design and construction and make a full sized (7 ½”) wand kaleidoscope. Working with materials provided, prepare the barrel, lens, viewing cap and optic chamber as well as assemble and install the mirror system. This threemirror kaleidoscope utilizes front surface mirrors and a lens of appropriate focal length. Cost is $55. Nov. 17: Puzzle Lamp Class • 10am–1pm Never heard of a puzzle lamp? Check this class out and see what a unique decoration piece can be created. Choose colors, themes and shapes. The possibilities are endless. Make a unique gift for the upcoming holiday season. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, in Scottsdale. Sign up for these and other classes at www.azfcf.org. For additional information, call 480.488.1090.


The Kiwanis of Carefree pancake breakfasts are a favorite local tradition, offering good food, at good prices, creating a good time to support the Kiwanis’ many community services. The organization raises about $12,000 each year to support various services in the communities of Carefree and Cave Creek, and surrounding areas. Pancake breakfast events are held twice a year, fall and spring, with a typical attendance of more than 600 people. The 2018 fall event will be held Nov. 10, 7–11am, at Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street. Learn more about the Kiwanis of Carefree at www.kiwaniscarefree.org.

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Art Gallery Opens for Sixth Season Ted Phillip Denton and his wife, Joy Landau, welcome residents to the reopening of their contemporary fine art gallery for its sixth season in Carefree. “We invite you to stop by and visit us during any of our regular business hours or by appointment to view original and dramatic work in the genres of metal sculpture, acrylic painting, ceramic on canvas and mixed media,” says Denton. Complementing Denton’s work and Landau’s jewelry and photography are the works of 10 extraordinary artists who produce outstanding contemporary works of art in the areas of ceramics, kiln-formed glass, wood turnings and sculpture, miniature figurative bronze sculptures, fiber, composite imagery and contemporary Native American jewelry. The couple also continues to be proud to offer the book, Constructions, a testimonial to the legacy of legendary architect Alfred Newman Beadle, whose designs punctuate the landscape of Phoenix and Carefree as well as the DVD BeadleArchitecture, which was created as a love letter to Al. As Al Beadle, Denton’s favorite architect and the inspiration for much of his work, once said: “Simplicity carried to an extreme is elegance!” Continuing and expanding on a highlight of last season, the First Friday Art Walk events in Carefree will begin Nov. 2 and continue through May 2019. Residents are invited to browse through the Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art gallery and other participating galleries from 4–7pm on the first Friday of each month and enjoy light refreshments while discussing art and other expressions of creativity and beauty. Should patrons choose to buy any art from the

gallery during the Art Walk hours of 4–7pm, Denton’s gallery will pay the sales tax. Afterwards or even before the Art Walk, enjoy strolling through Carefree’s beautiful Desert Gardens, visit other businesses in town and enjoy dinner at one of the fine restaurants in Carefree. Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art is located at 100 Easy Street, Suite 1 (at the back side of the Post Office Building facing the Desert Gardens waterfall). Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am–5pm, and Sundays during special events or by appointment. A virtual tour of the gallery is available at www.tedphillipdenton.com or by Google mapping Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art, Carefree. For more information contact Denton at tedsart@cox.net or 760.780.8484, or Landau at reflectionsofjoy@cox. net or call or text 760.835.9204

DFT Presents Bye Bye Birdie Desert Foothills Theater will present its mainstage production of Bye Bye Birdie Nov. 9–18 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. This loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers and rock ‘n’ roll remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses all-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For information or to purchase tickets, call 480.488.1981 or visit www.dftheater.org.


Effective community collaborations bring positive results as demonstrated by the Cave Creek Unified School District’s Employee of the Month Award program, supported consistently for over a decade by Noah Kendrick of Kendrick Wealth Management in Carefree. Kendrick has provided necessary funding to support the recognition program since its inception in 2006. Award recipients receive special recognition, a personalized plaque and are treated to breakfast with Dr. Burdick, superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District (pictured with Kendrick). “To quote Vince Lombardi, ‘The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have,’” Kendrick said, when asked what inspired him to support the award program.

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Treat Skin to a New Glow at L Skincare Boutique Serving the Community Since 2002

Those whose skin may be looking dry and dull this season need not worry — the team at L Skincare Boutique has a solution. Join them throughout November for one of the following specials: Buy two Galderma Fillers get one half off; Buy one Microneedling Session and receive the second session half off; Buy one Chemical Peel and get one half off. For those who don’t necessarily need one of these specials now, L Skincare will honor any special purchased before Nov. 30. Call 480.488.1441 to purchase one of these specials. L Skincare Boutique is located at 7208 East Ho Road in Carefree. For additional information, visit www.l-skincare.com.

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Play Golf & Support a Cause at Mirabel The Foothills Caring Corps (FCC) invites the community to enjoy a day of golf for a great cause at the Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Mirabel Golf Club, 37100 North Mirabel Club Drive, in Scottsdale. The event is slated for Monday, Nov. 26.

The tournament is a major fundraiser for the FCC, a volunteer driven 501(c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for older residents in the Northeast Valley. The Carefree-based agency provides a variety of invaluable

services including medical and van transportation, friendly visits, mobile meals, shopping assistance and more. Held at the exclusive Mirabel Golf Club, a private facility designed by acclaimed golf architect Tom Fazio, participants will play a friendly scramble format tournament. The course offers challenging holes, gorgeous desert views and dramatic mountain backdrops. Event check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8:30am, and a shotgun start at 10am opens the friendly competition. Individual registration is $400 and includes golf, food and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,000–$25,000 and include special event recognition, VIP benefits and recognition in golf tournament marketing.

Golfers will have opportunities for prizes and awards for their play. Raffle prizes and select auction items will follow the tournament at a reception along with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. “The tournament offers golfers an opportunity to tee it up at one of Scottsdale’s most recognized courses, all while supporting the Caring Corps. Golf enthusiasts of all levels are encouraged to participate. It’s a hole-in-one day no matter the scores!” said Debbra Determan, executive director of the Foothills Caring Corps. For additional information, to register, volunteer or become a sponsor, call 480.488.1105. Learn more about the Foothills Caring Corps at www. foothillscaringcorpscom.

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Thanksgiving Eve Service to Benefit Caring Corps

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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, members of the community are invited to take part in the Foothills Caring Corps’ annual Community Thanksgiving Eve Service Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Desert Mission United Methodist Church, 7373 East Dixileta Drive in Scottsdale. Area congregations have joined together with the Carefree-based Foothills Caring Corps for the past 19 years to offer the community an opportunity to come together in praise and thanks. All offerings from the service benefit the Foothills Caring Corps. The service starts at 6:30pm and is inclusive of all faiths. Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the service. The nonprofit organization helps older adults and homebound individuals to remain healthy and living independently in their homes. Last year, 575 volunteers supported the organization, and logged 35,000 hours of volunteer program hours. “This Thanksgiving event is for everyone. It is about ensuring we can continue our mission to provide programs and assist the elderly neighbors in our community, as well as rejoice in the season of giving and thanks” said Foothills Caring Corps executive director, Debbra Determan.  For information, call 480.488.1105 or visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com.


A Happy Birthday

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I was groggy waking up Sunday morning because loud thunder, flashing lightning and welcomed, but noisy, rain interrupted my sleep. Kathie, my loving wife of 29 years, was awake and sitting in bed reading on her iPad. She ALLEN NOHRE looked at her bleary husband and said, “Happy birthday Writer 81 year old.” Her message of love and well wishes was also a stark reminder that the process of getting older keeps marching on. Later in the day a thoughtful birthday card and presents reminded me that the day I was born was a special day, especially for me. There were more birthday greetings to come. Renske, our friend from Holland was in town, and she called wishing me a happy birthday and invited us to dinner that evening. We had no plans, so we happily accept her invitation. Next came a text from my daughter Liva: “Happy birthday, Pops. Looking forward to celebrating with you at Tonto’s next Saturday evening.” Then in the middle of the morning I received an email with birthday greetings from my former wife, Sandra, who lives with her husband in Florida. We were divorced 28 years ago and despite the fracturing that divorce causes, we were determined to be mutually supportive of our children and not make matters worse for each other. Over the years we have had many happy family gatherings on special occasions with our children and our spouses. My last birthday greeting was a phone call from my son Karl, who lives in Minneapolis. I asked him how he knew it was my birthday. He laughed and said, “My sister reminded me.” It doesn’t matter if our birthday greetings arrive because of reminders by our device calendars, Facebook or a sister. They ushered me into my 82nd year with well wishes.

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MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

MAYOR Town of Cave Creek

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Welcome to November! In just a few days the dust will have finally settled on the elections and we can finally get back to whatever is normal. Now it is on to Thanksgiving at hyper speed and beyond! Traffic is up, and our tourist-dependent businesses are finally starting to do well again. We’ve got Hidden in the Hills and many other interesting events coming up. Not that I want to scare you, but have you looked at how many shopping days you have left until Christmas? So, with all of the choices we’ve got, please try to buy local. There are great gift choices available right here in our own back yard. Just go slow enough to enjoy what we’re blessed with here in our great little town.

Chamber Recognizes Local Business at Ribbon Cutting

Food Bank Receives Community Award Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center received the Making a Difference Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Anthem Saturday, Oct. 6. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, the award was presented for significant contributions to the community through time, actions, talents and dedication to its mission. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Thursday, Oct. 4, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fatburger & Buffalo’s Express Cave Creek. The owners, Ana and Greg Wright, are pictured holding the scissors. Fatburger & Buffalo’s Express is located at 28255 North Tatum Boulevard in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.935.0540.

Cave Creek Celebrates Its Western Heritage at Wild West Days The Town of Cave Creek will celebrate its heritage by welcoming guests to experience one of America’s most authentic western towns during Wild West Days, Nov. 9–11. A few of the many events taking place throughout the town include the Battle of the Bars at Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse (www.buffalochipsaloon.com; 480.488.9118) Friday, Nov. 9, as well as mutton bustin’ for the little cowpokes and bull riding for the big boys and girls Saturday, Nov. 10. Also on Saturday, the 100 Horse Ride will kick off at 9am, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral (www.haroldscorral.com; 480.488.1906) will host its eighth annual pig races at 1pm and 3pm, and host a Wild West Dance with Young Country (8pm–1am). For a complete schedule of events, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com or find the event on Facebook @cavecreekwildwestdays.


In October, the Desert Foothills Library announced its new Youth & Teen Services librarian, Erin Meadows. This month, the Library continues its offerings of free events for area families. Here are just a few of the youth events coming up in November. Tuesdays: Story children Preschool Storytime; 9:45–10:30am Children ages 3 to 5, or those who have not yet entered kindergarten, are encouraged to attend a 30-minute storytime featuring music, movement and stories. Siblings are welcome. Registration is not required.

Nov. 9: Harvest Time Literacy; 11am–noon Call to register for this fun event for 3 to pre-K children. Paint with pumpkins or gourds, and practice math skills like counting, sorting, sequencing and patterning. Snack provided. Siblings are welcome. Nov.14: Little Builders; 10:30–11:45am This program is geared to preschoolers to age 6 who wish to develop math, logic, engineering and creativity skills. A variety of S.T.E.M.

Nov. 19: Sensory Playdate; 11am–noon The Library offers preschoolers ages 2½ to 6 an opportunity to play with other children in an environment featuring art and sensory experiences. Projects vary month to month, but recurring stations like kinesthetic sand and a water table will be available. Siblings are welcome. Call to register. Nov. 21: Create Space; 1:30-3:30pm CreateSpace is a time for exploration of S.T.E.M. toys, and a place where children can socialize with other children. Work in teams or by oneself with tools and toys such as snap circuitry, Keva planks, robotic toys and more. Call to register. Nov. 28: Yoga Storytime; 10–10:45am Children ages 3–6 and their families are invited to a new program, Yoga Storytime at Desert Foothills Library. Storytime will be yoga-fied with music and movement. Come dressed to move. Siblings outside the age range are welcome, registration is not required. Nov. 29: Lego® Club ; 4–5pm Children ages 4 and up are invited to bring their creativity and build for an hour with the friendly program leader, Miss Karen. Call to register. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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Thursdays: Little Ones Family Lapsit; 10-10:30am Geared to children 10 months to four years, this event is a fun 25-minute romp with music, books, rhymes, fingerplays and felt stories. Reinforced concepts include colors, shapes and counting to help your child build a strong foundation of literacy skills. Siblings are welcome. Registration is not required. No regular storytime Nov. 22 due to Thanksgiving.

toys for this age group, like Osmo, K’Nex, Keva planks, magnetic toys and more, will be available. Call to register.

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Cactus Shadows Recognizes Merit Scholars

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James Swetter, interim principal of Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS), announced in October that Benjamin Gerst, Jared Modic, Gabriel Ozaki, Luke Rodriguez and Noah Steward have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from CSHS and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. “I am very proud to announce that Cactus Shadows has a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist and five students receiving a Letter of Commendation. I am so proud of these students! Through their hard work they were able to accomplish such a prestigious honor. It is well deserved,” said Swetter. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.” Superintendent Debbi Burdick added, “Our students continue to perform at the highest levels — a credit to their dedication to academic excellence, guidance and instruction from their teachers along the way and support from their families who emphasize the importance of education. Congratulations to these talented students.” Learn more about the Cave Creek Unified School District at www.ccusd93.org.


Verri is the hidden gem of Cave Creek, says owner Mark Atia. “It is the best clothing boutique in town for both men and women.” “We do not pride ourselves strictly with our fabulous clothing, but we also provide the best of customer service,” says Atia. “We know every single client by name and prioritize the needs of our customers. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave you are guaranteed to feel welcomed as a family member.”

Mix & Mingle with the Chamber in November

Atia grew up loving fashion and design. After finishing law school, he switched paths and decided to follow his dream opening high-end boutiques across California and Arizona, with the most recent location in Cave Creek. “We would love to invite you to visit

our small boutique in Cave Creek.,” says Atia. “We promise you will be treated like royalty!” Verri is located at 6554 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.264.7911 or find them on Facebook: @verrichic.

Fundraising Fun to Support the Museum Cave Creek Museum will hold its 10th annual Miner’s Dinner fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4–8:30pm. Join the community at the Museum for a special run of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill at 4pm, enjoy blacksmith demos, tour the Museum, bid for fun and amazing items at the silent auction, then settle down for a delicious all-youcan-eat chuck wagon dinner provided by the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse (www. buffalochipsaloon.com), all while enjoying the toe-tapping western song stylings of Mike Ewing, cowboy balladeer. One of Cave Creek Museum’s most popular fundraisers, the event is $55 per person. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. For additional information, call 480.488.2764 or visit www. cavecreekmuseum.org.

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer event Nov. 14, 5:30–7pm, at The Horny Toad (www.thehornytoad.com). The mixers offer a monthly opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes, and are always the second Wednesday of each month. The cost is $5 for members; $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). The Horny Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Join members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The Chamber Business Breakfast is held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral (www. haroldscorral.com), 6895 East Cave Creek Road, 7:30–9:30am. This month’s event will be held Nov. 29 and the cost is $8 for members; $15 for non-members. For information on this or other Chamber events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

Verri provides its customers — both men and women — with the latest fashion, made-to-measure. The boutique offers everything from casual to formal apparel, and accessories, too. Atia has been in the clothing business since he was a young man. Growing up, his family owned and operated a business manufacturing clothes. There, he learned the process of taking ordinary thread and turning it into beautiful pieces of clothing. From jeans to dresses, he learned it all.

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Help the Food Bank Re-Stock Their Shelves “I have never seen the shelves at the Foothills Food Bank this low,” Dr. Kelli Meier said in late October. “Families are in need and without much food to offer at this time we have had to limit the food they can have.” Meier is the owner of Simply In Demand Chiropractic and a member of the Sonoran Preferred Business Network. To help meet the needs of area families, the group has organized a food drive at member businesses throughout the area. Staples needed include peanut butter, jelly, juice, pasta sauce, canned tuna, chicken, spam, toiletries, standard size shampoo and conditioner, bars of soap, adult diapers and briefs, newborn diapers and size 5 and 6 diapers. Donations can be made for the food bank or at the following Sonoran Preferred Business locations through December 31.

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Anthem Law: 42104 N. Venture Dr., Suite D126, Anthem BNC National Bank: 20175 N. 67th Ave., Suite 125, Glendale Doan Restoration: 1950 E. Watkins St., Suite 140, Phoenix Edward Jones: 3134 W. Carefree Hwy., Suite 12, Phoenix Farmers Insurance: 42104 N. Venture Dr., Suite C126, Anthem Mayfair Floors:120 W. Carefree Hwy., Suite B-5, Phoenix Reality Executives: 3668 W. Anthem Way, Suite B1158, Anthem Simply In Demand Chiropractic: 34406 N. 27th Dr., Suite 124, Phoenix Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical: 42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 108, Anthem

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek, provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.


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Help Raise Funds for Foster Children & Rescue Horses

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Valley foster children need support and so do rescue horses. Which is why Cave Creek’s The Horny Toad is teaming up with Valley nonprofit Scott Foundation to raise funds to help create an experience for Arizona foster kids that strengthens their compassion and leadership skills as thoughtful service leaders. The Horny Toad is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for this worthwhile organization, and according to Lori Bello, general manager at The Horny Toad, the raffle event also benefits Cave Creek-based Triple R Horse Rescue. “Raffle tickets are available [online],” says Bello. “Each registered raffle ticket enters the purchaser into a balloon ball drop, which makes them eligible for hundreds of prizes. In addition, raffle buyers can garner some unique giveaways and discounts that are good through the end of 2018.” The raffle itself gives back in two ways: first, a discount or giveaway from the participating merchant and second by registering the raffle ticket online at www. fosterkidsandhorses.org, participants will automatically be assigned a unique number that will be assigned to a golf ball. On December 12, Chick-Fil-A’s hot air balloon will drop the balls onto a portable putting green and the ball that goes into the hole wins the grand prize. All of the other prizes will be drawn through a computer-generated system with affiliated partner Putts 4 Privileges. The goal is to raise $25,000 to help with food, vaccinations, hoof care, emergency medical care, grooming supplies and training for rescue horses in need. Raffle tickets also may be purchased at www.scott-foundation.org, www.fosterkidsandhorses.org and through other merchants listed on the Scott Foundation’s website. The Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road. Call 480.488.9542 for more information, or visit www.thehornytoad.com.

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Archaeology Society Lecture Explores Earliest Apaches

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Dr. Deni Seymour

The Nov. 14 meeting of the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society will feature Dr. Deni Seymour, an Arizona Humanities speaker, presenting The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments. Recent research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest at least as early as the A.D. 1300s. Some of this evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from a feature type that comparative ethnographic information (including rarely used land claims documents) indicates were used for storage. These features, called platform caches, provide rare and ideal material for accurate dating because they are often covered with grass or leaves. Dates from these features, on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with Apache material culture of other types (including rock art), provide a continuous sequence of use from at least as early as the A.D. 1300s through the late 1700s. New information about a western route south to this region is combined with other evidence regarding the presence of the earliest ancestral Apache three centuries earlier than many have argued, even in areas where Coronado did not see them. The public may attend Arizona Archaeology Society, Desert Foothills Chapter meetings at no charge, except for the holiday party in December. The AAS-DFC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. There are refreshments available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meetings are held in the community room (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills.

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The new Cave Creek Art of Fun Markets event series by Magic Bird Festivals will bring a bevy of eclectic arts, crafts, gifts and more to visitors and locals of the upscale cowboy town of Cave Creek. Magic Bird has expanded its outdoor, weekend festival line up to include the new artisan market series at 6705 East Cave Creek Road, next to Outlaws in Cave Creek. These seasonal events kicked off in October and will run on select weekends through March 2019. Upcoming 2018 event dates include Nov. 9–11, Nov. 23–25 and Dec. 28–31. Each Art of Fun Market is open daily from 10am–5pm. These free, family-friendly community festivals feature a diverse selection of boutique western apparel, artisan giftware, Native American designs, handcrafted jewelry and gourmet culinary treats. “We are thrilled to bring an eclectic selection of specialty art and gifts to a brand-new location in the heart of Cave Creek,” says festival producer Roberta Toombs-Rechlin. “Visitors and residents will love the unique wares created by local and regional artisans while enjoying Magic Bird Festivals’ signature twist of entertainment and fun.”  After shopping at the Art of Fun Markets, take a hike on nearby Black Mountain, go back to the Old West at Frontier Town or browse exotic geodes and petrified wood artifacts at the famed Rare Earth Gallery. Visitors won’t go hungry with all the restaurants within walking distance of the festival. Magic Bird Festivals community events take place throughout Arizona including Fountain Hills, Gilbert and Scottsdale. Their signature festivals include the Gilbert Art of Chocolate A’Fair, Fountain Hills NATIVE and Fountain O’Green Artisan Market. For information or to become an exhibitor, call 602.332.4257 or visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com. 

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More Than Just Candles: Celebrating Handmade Traditions & Artistry It’s easy to find a special gift among the selection of artwork, wind chimes, artisan glass, pottery, metal work — all reflecting the colors, scents and sounds of the Sonoran Desert. The store also has a large selection of French soaps and soap rocks. Nestled inside the shop, the year-round Cave Creek Christmas Market, shares carefully selected, gifts, ornaments, Nordic candelabras and Christmas stars, holiday luminaries, votive holders, Christmas candles, bayberry wax tapers and fun stocking stuffers like, wine cork candles and artisan night lights. Find Cave Creek Candles & Gifts in Frontier Town at 6245 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.7799 or visit www.cavecreekcandles.com.

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Tucked into Frontier Town, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts hand-pours candles in the tradition of the early American craftsman. Founded in 1997, this shop is a family business, with history dating five generations in Arizona. Owners Steve and Roxanne Vise are artists with a passion for showcasing handmade items produced locally. Cave Creek Candles & Gifts is more than just handmade artisan candles and candle-related accessories, it’s a local resource and working shop with unique, locally-made gifts for all occasions. One of the few remaining American candle shops, it is stocked year-round with high-quality scented and unscented pillars in hard-to-find sizes, dripless tapers in over 30 colors and a variety of sizes, ball candles, votives, tea lights, hand-painted candles, 100 percent pure beeswax, Christmas candles and a large variety of home decor holders and luminaries.

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COMMUNITY VOICES

The Great American Epidemic STEPHEN COHEN, O.D. Scottsdale

It’s November, which means it is time for my annual reminder that is it “Diabetes Awareness Month.” 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. Every year, as many as 24,000 people go blind because 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.

Fall adoption events scheduled

Recognizing that some potential pet owners shy away from traditional animal shelters believing them to be too noisy and depressing, PACC911 conducts eight outdoor adoption events throughout the Valley each year. Depending on the location and size of the venue, the public enjoys the unique opportunity to select from hundreds of healthy and adoptable dogs, cats and critters from many rescue group partners at one time, all in a fun and stress-free setting. All pets in attendance are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. The organization says that, “Our animal welfare community is unified by a simple common denominator: we love the animals and realize we can do more for them together than apart.” PACC911’s rescue partners know their pets’ personalities and act as a matchmaker to help residents make the best choice for their circumstances. Since 2004 PACC911 Adopt-athons have helped place well over 9,400 animals into new family situations. PACC911’s fall 2018 adoption events include: • Nov. 3, 10am–3pm: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

A healthy diet and exercise program are obvious, but underutilized defenses, such as an annual eye exam, needs 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.” 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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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. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that a slightly higher, but stable A1C has a lower risk of retinopathy than a lower average, but widely fluctuating A1C. Recently, a very specific combination of certain Omega-3’s has been shown to reduce diabetic retinopathy by about 50 percent!

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FOOD & WINE

Yellowtail Collar

Head Downtown for Inaugural

Donut Fest

Steamed Clams

Crudo Restaurant Is Now Bar Pesce ward-winning chef and restaurateur Cullen Campbell announced last month that Crudo restaurant is now Bar Pesce. Featuring a fresh new look, Bar Pesce (which is the Italian word for fish and pronounced PESH-keh) also boasts an all-new menu combining new twists on the modern Italian cuisine that Crudo was famous for, plus exciting new dishes inspired by Japan, Vietnam and South America. Think Crab Mi Roll starters with lobster roe aioli, pickled veg and cilantro, Swordfish Belly crudo with leche de tigre, shallot, white olive oil, or decadent entrées such as Steak Fiorentina with grilled beets and ponzu verde. “After six incredible years, I’m excited to introduce all-new flavors and amazing new dishes here at Bar Pesce,” Campbell says. “While we’ll always be rooted in modern Italian, we’ll now be bringing the best coastal cuisine from around the world to the heart of Phoenix.” Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5–10pm, Bar Pesce greets guests with a handsomely remodeled dining space. This stunning new look includes contemporary new lighting and striking, gold-hued wallpaper, new tablesettings and the addition of a new partition wall to break

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up the main dining room. Plus, Bar Pesce has added a new wine cellar to the dining room to better showcase the compact yet global wine menu. Plus, enjoy Bar Pesce’s all-new 10-cocktail menu served in both the dining room and at the adjacent craft cocktail lounge. Led by head bartender Kyle Landry, enjoy all-new seasonal favorites such as Less Is More (aka a Baby Irish Coffee) made with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, demerara sugar, hot coffee and cream, or the Adam’s Apple with Azunia Reposado tequila, apple, lemon, jalapeno, Bar Keep apple bitters and sugar. But some things at the new Bar Pesce have not changed, including the focus on handcrafted, farm fresh ingredients, and modern twists on classic culinary traditions. The restaurant will still serve up fresh hand-made pasta and grill its meats and seafood over locally-harvested pecan wood that infuses each dish with irresistible aromas and smoky, nutty flavors. Bar Pesce (formerly Crudo) is located at 3603 East Indian School Road (tucked on the backside of the Gaslight Square Shopping Center) in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.358.8666 or visit www.barpesce.com.

The first ever Downtown Donut Festival will take over Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11am–3pm. Festival goers can devour delicious donuts from over 15 of the best local donut shops. Craft beer, mimosas, coffee, music, and a kid’s zone will be the icing on the donut. Proceeds from the event will benefit Downtown Phoenix Inc. (www.dtphx.org). Hance Park is located at 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix. Tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased online at www.universe.com – search “Donut Festival” in Phoenix.

Slider Throwdown Returns to the Valley Residents can once again benefit from enjoying some of the best sliders in the Valley while helping a good cause — supporting local foster children in need at the 2018 Slider Throwdown. Held at Kierland Commons from noon to 3pm Sunday, Nov. 18, local food truck vendors will go head-to-head, or rather burger-toburger, to compete for the title of “Best Slider.” Local “slider experts” will judge entries from popular food truck companies such as Buzz N Bee, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Emerson Fry Bread, Aioli Burger, Food Diva, Drive Wood Fired Grill, Papa Bears BBQ, Shake Shack and Petrini’s on the Go. Guests can also weigh in with their vote for the “People’s Choice” award.  Admission is $35 and includes samples of all sliders plus three drink tickets for the redemption of non-alcoholic drinks. In addition, one select restaurant within Kierland Commons is set to partner with the event promoters to offer guests an exclusive “Slider Throwdown” cocktail, available for purchase inside the restaurant. All proceeds from the event benefit

the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF), which is dedicated to giving foster children the opportunity for “normal” childhoods and prepare them for successful adulthoods through programming and scholarships. To-date, the organization has awarded more than $5.7 million to 26,000 children — and counting — in foster care in Arizona. “Through our organization, we are able to help foster children navigate the difficult and often unchartered waters of foster care by providing them with valuable resources as well as opportunities to participate in childhood activities that promote confidence and independence, so they can grow into responsible, happy adults,” says Kris Jacober, director of the AFFCF. There are still more than 18,000 children in foster care in the state, and the AFFCF needs the community’s help to continue their important work. Valley residents can do their part, while socializing, shopping and sampling delicious eats, by purchasing tickets to the 2018 Slider Throwdown at www.affcf.org/sliderthrowdown.


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A former art teacher who creates colorful, contemporary figural paintings; a married couple who feed off of their creative energy to create whimsical sculptures and fused glass creations; a former equine orthopedic surgeon who now sculpts horses. Judy Paxton Bruce, Joanie and Charlie Wolter and Joerg Auer are four of 174 artists participating in the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, taking place from 10am–5pm Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16–18 and Nov. 23–25. The four artists join a diverse roster of artists who will participate in the free, selfguided tour at 44 private studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. 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 during the tour. Contemporary painter Judy Paxton Bruce is host of Studio #4 in Cave Creek. A former art teacher, she is passionate about color, texture, expression and uniqueness and figural work. Many of her evocative figural pieces are created using a printing press in a monotype process with mixed media: pastel, watercolor, collage, colored pencil and inks. See Hidden in the Hills, page 45 The Shining by Judy Paxton Bruce


Hidden in the Hills, continued from page 44 Joanie and Charlie Wolter are hosts of Cuvee Art Studios #13 in Scottsdale. The married couple blend humor, creativity and imagination into their individual work. A former math teacher, Joanie creates whimsical sculptures using fiber clay. A former mechanical engineer, Charlie creates fused glass sculptures and he particularly enjoys using glass frit to build depth, which creates a 3D effect. Sculptor Joerg Auer is a guest artist at Marty Gibson’s Studio #8 in Carefree. Auer splits his time between his homes in Scottsdale and Switzerland. A former equine orthopedic surgeon, his career changed from “fixing” horses (repairing fractures) to creating beautiful horse bronze sculptures. He also creates etchings and lithograph fine prints. Art enthusiasts can download a map at www.hiddeninthehills.org or pick up maps and artist directories at the Sonoran Arts League, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.575.6624.

Joanie Wolter – Ready for Takeoff. Photo by Walter Larsen Photography

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Pat Isaacson has always loved glass art and collected several pieces while living and working in Chicago, but she didn’t dream of becoming a glass artist until several years after moving to Arizona when one of her artist friends suggested that she try to fuse glass. Isaacson’s background is in mathematics and she worked as a computer consultant for several years. She has been told that her math and science backgrounds are an influence in her glass art. She creates architectural pieces involving detailed work with the hope that someone might see them and ask, “How does she do that?”. According to Isaacson, there is no end to the ways you can fuse glass. She creates texture by fusing Pat Isaacson at work on a tapestry. over different substances such as fiber paper or tinfoil or fabric and uses molds and glass powder to make special shapes. She uses glass stringers to create tapestries or to create planned bubbles in a piece. She uses molds and crushed glass to cast solid glass pieces. For one of her techniques, she uses multiple bright colors in stacks to create very colorful pieces that hopefully make people smile. “When people look at my glass art I want them to be as overwhelmed as I am with light and color and enchanted by the light changing properties of glass.” This year Pat’s Glass Studio is #18 on the Hidden in the Hills Tour (www. hiddeninthehills.org) and she will be joined by four additional talented artists. They will have jewelry by Kathryn Darner, paintings and ceramics by Merrily Kulmer, paintings by Cynthia Eral and paintings and bronze sculpture by Sandi Ciaramitaro along with Isaacson’s glass. Her work can also be seen at the Sonoran Arts League Gallery at el Pedregal or at her home studio by appointment. She also teaches classes in her studio and enjoys introducing others to the “magic of fused glass.” Learn more about Pat’s Glass Studio at www.patsglassstudio.com or call 480.488.8200.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 1

Nov. 8

14th Annual Arizona Fall Festival Margaret T. Hance Park www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival

Nov. 3–4

Shemer Arizona Arts Festival

Kathy Mattea Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

Nov. 2

Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 2–4

Vintage Kart Company 3rd Annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale www.grandprixscottsdale.com

Nov. 2–4

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25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown Carefree www.thunderbirdartists.com; 480.837.5637

Nov. 4

Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 13

Nov. 9–10

Talk Cinema: Shoplifters

Pinners Conference & Expo

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

WestWorld of Scottsdale https://az.pinnersconference.com; 801.822.1333

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Donna the Buffalo

Nov. 14

Rodney Crowell

Nov. 9–11

Mesa Arts Center

Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Nov. 14

National Geographic Live: The Search for Longevity

Arizona Opera www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 7

Russ

Mesa Arts Center Photo: James Gill Photography; Madison Opera

Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero

Shemer Art Center www.shemerartcenter.org; 602.262.4727

Unites States Army Band and Chorus

Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Nov. 3

Nov. 1

Nov. 12

The Tenors

Gila River Arena www.gilariverarena.com; 800.745.3000

Nov. 8

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

Nov. 8

Discovery Series Cuba: Sergio & Sergei Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 14 – Dec. 30

Elf: The Musical

Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Nov. 14 – Jan. 5

Illumination

I-17 and Jomax www.worldofillumination.com; 480.550.1777

Nov. 15

Awadagin Pratt

Nov. 9–11

Mesa Arts Center

Desert Botanical Garden www.dbg.org; 480.941.1225

Erma Bombeck At Wit’s End

Chiles & Chocolate Festival

Nov. 15 – Dec. 2

Nov. 9–18

Arizona Theatre Company www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

Paradise Valley Community College Theatre www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa; 602.787.6500

Snap Judgement

The Beaux’ Stratagem

Nov. 16

Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 16 – Dec. 9

Nov. 9 – Dec. 7

Graphic Design Exhibition Scottsdale Community College www.scottsdalecc.edu; 480.423.6000

Inherit the Wind Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

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Illumination: Symphony of Light Tempe Diablo Stadium www.worldof illumination.com

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Nov. 17

StringShot Musical Instrument Museum


4th Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival Margaret T. Hance Park www.phoenix.pizza; 480.442.9176

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Nov. 17

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com

Bonsai & Raku Pottery Exhibit Japanese Friendship Garden www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org

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Young Musicians Fall Concert Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 18–19

Karla Bonoff Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 30

Los Texmaniacs

Nov. 19

ASU: Big Band Night

Musical Instrument Museum

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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AROUND TOWN

Nov. 17

Nov. 30

Images in Motion

Nov. 20

Scottsdale Community College Dance www.scottsdalecc.edu; 480.423.6000

Celtic Thunder Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

Fall Dance Collection

Nov. 23 – Dec. 29

Miracle on 34th Street

Paradise Valley Community College

Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

50th Annual Fall Festival of the Arts Downtown Tempe www.tempefestivalofthearts.com; 480.967.4877

Murphy Park www.glendaleaz.com/events; 623.930.2299

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16

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Black Nativity

Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129

Nov. 25

Jane Monheit Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 30 – Dec. 23

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188

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Dear Evan Hansen ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

Nov. 28

Emerson String Quartet Mesa Arts Center

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Nov. 24

25th Annual Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend

Dec. 1

Scottsdale Arts Gala featuring Matthew Morrison

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Dec. 2

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Gila River Arena

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NVSO Youth Orchestras to Perform Save the date for two holiday performances by North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s three youth ensembles. North Valley Youth Orchestra, North Valley Youth Strings and North Valley Symphonettes will perform their mid-season formal concert Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3:30pm. The concert is free to the public, and is held at Cactus Shadows High School, 5802 East Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek. All three youth orchestras will also perform at The Outlets at Anthem Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2pm, near the large Christmas tree. NVS (Symphonettes), directed by Eily Hallagan, is a non-audition ensemble with a focus on technique, theory and scales, additionally learning concert music to provide a more robust musical experience. NVYS (Youth Strings), directed by Orlando Moss, is an intermediate level orchestra that helps students advance their musical training beyond NVS. NVYO (Youth Orchestra), directed by Josh Lynch, is the highest skill-level youth ensemble, challenging advanced NVSO musicians while performing at multiple concerts and recruiting events each season. If young string players are interested in joining one of the NVSO youth ensembles for the second semester, inquire through the “Contact Us” tab at www.northvalleysymphony.org. Auditions for NVYS and NVYO will be held December 9. For specific audition requirements, select the appropriate orchestra under the “Join Us” tab. Students in all orchestras are required to be members of their school orchestra program, or take private lessons if their school does not have an orchestra program. NVSO youth ensembles rehearse Mondays from 5–6:30pm at North Canyon High School. NVSO is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, and also the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.


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Scottsdale Arts Gala Includes Matthew Morrison Concert Matthew Morrison will provide entertainment during the Scottsdale Arts Gala 2018, an allencompassing arts experience that includes visual and performing elements of the organization’s four operating branches on Dec. 1. Along with a performance by Morrison in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, there will be a reception at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where two exhibitions will be on display. Additionally, Scottsdale Public Art has commissioned a new art installation for the Center by artist Jeff Zischke. Works by students participating in various Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach programs will be shown throughout the night. Morrison has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards throughout his career, which has included television roles on “Glee,” “The Good Wife” and “Grey’s Anatomy” as well as Broadway appearances in Hairspray and Finding Neverland. The night will feature a live auction that includes a cultural trip to Cuba, among other prizes. The April 2019 trip, through Cuba Rhythms and Views, features visits to artist and dance studios, jazz cafés and the Havana Biennial. Cuba is the featured country for Scottsdale Arts’ Discovery Series throughout the 2018–19 season. The series includes a variety of Cuban music and dance performances, art exhibitions, films, lectures and more.

On display at SMoCA during the reception will be two exhibitions, “Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes” and “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999).” Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach will also have two exhibitions on display at the Center, including “Artists’ Children,” which features the work of 27 young artists whose parents are also visual artists, and “More than Movement,” a photography exhibition. Attendees are invited to experience the gala in its entirety with the Complete Package, which includes an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception at SMoCA, an exquisite plated dinner in the atrium and the Morrison concert in the theater. Or they can choose to keep it simple with the Cocktails & Concert Package, which includes a SMoCA reception and the performance. Proceeds from the Scottsdale Arts Gala benefit the dynamic and diverse performances, exhibitions and arts education and outreach programs presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach. A portion of each Scottsdale Arts Gala purchase is tax-deductible. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://gala.scottsdalearts.org, or call the Box Office at 480.499.8587 or Scottsdale Arts Development at 480.425.5347.

Black Theatre Troupe Presents Annual Holiday Tradition Last season’s sold-out, holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes returns to the Black Theatre Troupe stage. Each year, the production of Black Nativity features new musical selections and text, filled with dynamic gospel choruses, soloists and dance ensembles. First produced in December 1961 at New York’s 41st Street Theatre, Hughes wrote an eight-page script around a series of traditional gospel songs. Upon its premiere, Black Nativity became and has remained an international success. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers Black Nativity’s powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. This song-play Langston touches a special chord in the hearts of all at a very Hughes special time of the year. The Black Theatre Troupe production is directed by David J. Hemphill with choreography by Erika Moore. The music staff is comprised of George Johnson, (musical direction) and Jennifer Robinson (musical supervision). Black Nativity will be performed Nov. 30 – Dec. 16, at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 East Washington Street in Phoenix. Tickets are $38 and may be purchased online at www.blacktheatretroupe. org or by calling 602.258.8129.


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The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Bureau of Education of Greater Phoenix will present the Arizona film premiere of the new documentary Who Will Write Our History Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7pm at Harkins Shea 14 Theater in Scottsdale. Few people today recognize the name Emanuel Ringelblum or realize the magnitude of three milk cans and 10 metal boxes buried in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, but these two nonprofit Valley organizations intend to change that with the film screening.  In November 1940, days after Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back the only way they had left — with their words. Led by historian Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group aimed to defeat Nazi propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.  More than three quarters of a century since the Oyneg Shabes Archive was buried in milk cans and boxes on the eve of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the powerful story finally is being told on screen.  Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport viewers inside the Ghetto and the lives of the 60 courageous Jewish resistance fighters. The brave men and women of the Ghetto defied their enemy with the ultimate weapon — the truth — and risked everything so the archive would survive WWII, even if they did not. In fact, only three members survived the Holocaust. With over 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, diaries and more, the Oyneg Shabes archive is one of the most important collections of eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. Who Will Write Our History director Grossman will attend the Arizona premiere and host a question and answer session with the audience after the screening. “I believe Who Will Write Our History tells the most important unknown story of the Holocaust,” says Grossman. “My aim in making this film was to fulfill the wishes of the members of Oyneg Shabes, to ‘scream the truth at the world,’ and to be remembered.” Tickets for the 95-minute film may be ordered online at www.bjephoenix.org  or at the BJE office at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus located at 12701 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.

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va, age 10, used to struggle with math in school. But after school, Ava attends the Lehi Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where she takes advantage of the Club’s Power Hour homework help program. Because of her dedication coupled with Power Hour led by Lehi Branch staff, Ava does her homework every day and is now an “A” student. Power Hour is an interactive, after-school homework assistance program for children aged 6 to 18 years. Unlike assignments done in class, Power Hour work is conducted in a fun afterschool environment with Club youth development professionals, adults or older students who supervise homework completion. “It is important that kids have a dedicated time and place to complete their homework, especially for kids whose parents aren’t able to help at home,” said Curt McReynolds, BGCS chief operation officer. “Our staff utilize a variety of methods and apply real-life skills to the learning process.” After seeing the results of her hard work, Ava spends her time in the Learning Center with a more positive attitude. She is excited and eager to get her homework finished. “At the Club, I get my homework done and help when I need it during Power Hour,” said Ava. “The Learning Center is a quiet place where I can focus.” “Last year transformed Ava’s mindset about homework,” said Samantha Lyons, Learning Center staff member. “Ava was discouraged by her math homework, but we encouraged her to not give up. Ava does her homework every day and continues to be dedicated to improving her grades in math and other subjects. We are so proud of her achievements.” Power Hour homework help is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Globally Competitive Graduate initiative, which is offered at all nine branch locations. On average, 113 kids attend the Lehi Branch after-school program each day. The average daily attendance for afterschool programming at all nine Greater Scottsdale Clubs is 1,329. To find an area branch or learn more about BGCS programming, visit www.bgcs.org.

SUSD Schools Receive High Marks from State Board The Arizona State Board of Education released 2017–18 school letter grades in early October. The state’s A–F Accountability System provides a formula-based approach to assessing Arizona’s schools and the academic growth students achieve, based on Arizona Revised Statute §15-421. The Scottsdale Unified School District announced that 89 percent of its schools received an A or B letter grade for the 2017–18 school year. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication that our students and teachers put forth every day in the classroom,” said Dr. John Kriekard, acting superintendent. “The strong achievement measured by the state letter grade system is just one more point of pride for our District. Parents, families and the community have rallied around our students, and this measure shows what a great job our students are doing.” Highlights from the Scottsdale Unified report: • Arcadia High School improved its letter grade from a C to a B • Chaparral High School improved its letter grade from a B to an A • Desert Mountain High School improved its letter grade from a B to an A • Saguaro High School improved its letter grade from a B to an A • Tavan Elementary School improved its letter grade from a C to an A The state’s A–F letter grade system measures year-to-year student academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; proficiency and academic growth of English language learners; high school, career and higher education readiness; and high school graduation rates. For more information, visit the Arizona State Board of Education website (azsbe.az.gov) or call 602.542.5057. Learn more about the Scottsdale Unified School District at www.susd.org.

Fall is a busy and exciting time for us in the world of education. On Oct. 4, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board received demographic and enrollment analysis information about our five learning communities. You can view this information online under the meetings and documents link at www.susd.org/board. DR. JOHN A. KRIEKARD Based on those projections Acting Superintendent and community input, on Scottsdale Unified School District Oct. 16, the Governing Board unanimously voted to select Cherokee Elementary as the next SUSD school to be renovated. At that same meeting, the Governing Board also voted to repair the Navajo Elementary campus that was damaged by fire in August. Our staff will work collaboratively with the community to undergo a transparent and collaborative planning and construction process in each case, sharing updates as we proceed. We know you are passionate about your neighborhood schools and supporting education. Through a confidential survey of parents and guardians, students in grades 4–12, all SUSD employees and community members last month, we are gaining an even clearer understanding of how our stakeholders think the District is doing, what we’re doing well and what needs to be better. We are eager to digest the ideas, suggestions and feedback that will help us make SUSD an even better place to invest our time to empower students, employees and community to achieve success. The Governing Board has begun the process to find the next superintendent. Meetings took place in each learning community in October to gather community input on the most important qualities and characteristics SUSD’s next leader should have. The current Governing Board will use that guidance to help it narrow down the list of suitably qualified applicants for the incoming Board to consider in January 2019. You may have noticed that SUSD has begun taking open enrollment applications for the 2019–20 school year earlier this year. We accelerated the priority period for open enrollment by one month from November to October to realize several advantages: 1) earlier timeframes for parents wishing to enroll in SUSD or wanting to change their child’s SUSD school; 2) earlier contract decisions for teachers; 3) earlier insight into the resources SUSD will need for next school year. Better planning and earlier decision-making helps everyone. Finally, the State Board of Education issued its school letter grades for the 2017–18 school year. The A-F letter grade system measures year-to-year student academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; proficiency and academic growth of English language learners; high school, career and higher education readiness; and high school graduation rates. I am proud to report that SUSD fared very well, with 89 percent of our schools receiving either an A or B letter grade. We appreciate the hard work and dedication that our students and teachers put forth every day in SUSD classrooms that results in this strong achievement. As always, we invite you to participate in the District. Check the SUSD calendar (visit www.susd.org and click on the “District Calendar” link under “About”) for the Board’s meeting schedule so you can attend, provide comments or observe online. Thank you for your interest, involvement, and support across our many initiatives. To contact Dr. Kriekard, call 480.484.6120. For more information on the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit www.susd.org.


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Taliesin West to Host Desert Light Arizona Art Alliance will present Desert Light, a fine art exhibit and sale, which takes place over three days in November and will showcase a kaleidoscope of hundreds of original works in the beautiful surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Open Nov. 9–11, this exhibit promises not to disappoint with an array of fine art, created from a variety of media by some of the most talented artist in the state on display, as well as live music from Valley musicians. The exhibit is open each day 10am–5pm at Taliesin West, 12345 North Taliesin Drive in Scottsdale. For additional information, “Blue Skull” by Melanie Mead visit www.azartalliance.com.

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Aspiring artists are invited to join Carrie Curran Art Studios (www. carriecurranart.com) for a morning of entertaining art instruction while sipping mimosas on the patio at The Hermosa Inn. From enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, The Hermosa Inn’s artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran, will teach guests how to gracefully handle acrylic on canvas and guide them on an artistic journey to create their very own masterpiece. Upcoming classes include “Praying Monk,” Saturday, Nov. 17; “Secret Door,” Dec. 1; and “Mesa View,” Jan. 12. Classes take place from 9:30–11:30am. Information on additional 2019 classes is available on the Hermosa Inn website. An $85 class fee includes instruction, all supplies, mimosa, coffee and pastries. Enrollment must be completed the Thursday prior to each class to ensure reservation. Call 602.955.8614 for more information or register online at www.hermosainn.com/event-registration.

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Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Casino Del Sol have announced a fresh, new culinary affair in Southern Arizona, with the Casino’s executive chef, Ryan Clark, leading the vision. The Arizona Farm & Food Festival will tap the talents of Arizona’s outstanding chefs as they are paired with local farmers markets and purveyors. The teams will be tasked with inventing creative recipes that demonstrate the virtues of the locally-sourced ingredients. “This festival is unlike any event that Chef Ryan Clark we have in the region,” said Clark. “Each station will be a unique opportunity for guests to interact with the chef preparing the dish, the farmer that produced the food and the brewer or distiller of the paired beverage, all served in one bite. The Arizona Farm & Food Festival is about providing a food experience that facilitates building relationships and strengthening our community in an impactful way.” The family-friendly event will bring together food producers, makers and enthusiasts in the spirit of collaboration, at Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater Nov. 10. Event highlights will include live cooking demonstrations, food samplings, Heirloom Farmer’s Market “Taste the Market” tent, hands-on workshops, children’s activities, a Farmer and Growers Pavilion and an opportunity to meet and interact with the chefs and producers. Local spirits purveyors will be prominent at the festival in the interactive wine and beer tent.

Libations from the region’s breweries and distilleries will be offered, along with guided tasting tours for the over 21 crowd. Nonprofit and advocacy organizations dedicated to strengthening local food systems and distributors and retailers focused on local and sustainable foods will participate in the event. The menus, which are specially created for the event, will be sourced from a broad range of local products that could include items like tomatoes, squash, mushrooms, grass-fed beef, pistachios, cholla buds or Saguaro seeds, among many others. Each chef will focus on a primary ingredient to reveal its full flavor potential. “The Arizona Farm & Food Festival is an investment in the sustainability of Arizona’s cultural food heritage and connecting chefs and restaurants with local food producers supports preservation of our culture,” said Kate Marquez, SAACA executive director. “Arts and culture provide foundational contributions to communities’ wellbeing. By supporting and developing innovative arts programming, we help create communities capable of positive, diverse and equitable public dialogue and action.” Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater is located at 5655 West Valencia Road in Tucson. Tickets for the Arizona Farm & Food Festival are $35 for general admission, with upgraded tickets available for $50. Tickets are on sale now at www.saaca.org.


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The Four Corner States Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival, Nov. 9–11, is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and it’s one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are  Old Blue Band, Mountain Heart, and Hillbilly Fever. 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. 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 selfcontained RV camping in Constellation Park is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, as well a limited spaces in the tent camping area. The festival opens to the public Friday at 11am, with entertainment from 1–5pm. Gates open at 7am Saturday and Sunday for a pancake breakfast; entertainment follows from 9am–4:30pm. Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children; 3-Day Passes are $45, $40 and $25 at the gate. At the festival for the three days, attendees will find food and drink concessions, beer booth, arts/crafts and a designated Kids Zone Saturday and Sunday, 11am–4pm. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, dogs, food and coolers. A covered grand stand seating area is available; however, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. For more information and tickets call the Chamber at 928.684.5479 or visit www.wickenburgchamber.com.

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Experience Natural Beauty & Manmade Thrills Balloon Regatta takes flight Nov. 1–4 The 16th Annual Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta will soar above Page Nov. 1–4. Attendees can watch balloons lift off daily at 7:30am and float over the Lake Powell area, experience a Balloon Glow and Street Fair and more. Valley families are invited to experience the natural beauty that has inspired artists and photographers for decades — the azure blue of Lake Powell contrasted with the red of the Navajo sandstone and the everchanging hues of the Vermillion Cliffs. Join with others who make an annual pilgrimage to Page, Arizona, in the first weekend of November, to witness scores of hot air balloons peacefully ascending into the clear Arizona sky against a backdrop so wondrous and unique. One of the highlights of the Balloon Regatta is the Balloon Glow event held at the Vendor Fair Saturday evening. Downtown Page is blocked off with

dozens of balloons in the streets, parks and parking lots. The Vendor Fair is at center stage for a spectacular Balloon Glow performance conducted by the Regatta balloon pilots. See the Regatta Event Schedule for the time of this year’s Balloon Glow event. In association with the Page Regatta,

the Page Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce conducts an annual Vendor Fair, which will be held Friday and Saturday. The Vendor Fair has a little something for everyone. It features a Balloons ‘n’ Brews Beer Garden and daily Entertainment. Enjoy some 100 concessions

featuring concessionaires and artisans who provide that something special to remember this exciting and colorful event. Vendor Fair festivities include family activities with inflatables and children’s rides. For additional information, visit www.lakepowellballoonregatta.com.


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Nestled in San Diego’s North Pacific Beach near La Jolla is the perfect vacation rental. With weekly rates starting at $1,200, this one- or two- bedroom, two bath, fully furnished unit is a threeminute walk to the beach. The 1,113-square-foot unit offers direct ocean views, as well as a heated pool and hot tub. The unit is fully furnished and sleeps six comfortably. And with 25 feet of windows and a sliding door to the balcony, guests will enjoy a steady ocean breeze along with the view. The rental offers an open floor plan that includes a living room (with a queen sleep sofa and sleep loveseats), dining room and fullyequipped kitchen, as well as two bathrooms, a master bedroom with a king bed and guest bedroom with a queen bed. Convenience is a factor when considering a rental property, and this unit is only 11 miles from the airport, about a 22-minute drive, and includes a parking space, with bus service close by. The unit offers high speed internet, and HD Smart TVs

throughout, as well as Legos, games, cards and some children’s toys. For a day of outdoor fun, four beach chairs, a cooler on wheels, body boards, beach toys and fishing rods are available for use. The weather in San Diego is mild year-round, and the area is conveniently walkable — with a beach front park minutes away and a concrete walkway that runs for miles between the beach and hotels/businesses in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Along the way, there are places to stop for food, drinks, bike rentals and shopping. The complex is in a quiet residential neighborhood but only a six-minute walk away from the beginning of the tourist zone that includes restaurants, bars and shops. Or take a 15-minute walk to

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