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he Halloween spirit will invade the Town of Carefree for its third year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team ( The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages, and is open October 20-29, 10am 9pm. Visitors are invited to stroll through the garden and experience the many new mischievous pumpkin characters, artfully imagined and frolicking in their magical garden home. In addition to the playful pumpkins, Villafane and his team will carve 10 3-D pumpkin faces preserved and displayed in tanks that resemble Saguaro cacti, sculpted and immersed in a pickling solution for preservation and lit by LED light. One of the most popular photo opportunities is the 400-pound pumpkin, carved by Villafane himself the weekend before Halloween, on display for visitors to take selfies and family photos. Villafane’s team of four carvers will create new carvings daily throughout the garden and welcome children to carve with them up-close and personal. Other special highlights include two family instructional carving nights with Villafane and Desert Foothills YMCA October 25 and 26; reservations are recommended. There is anticipation of a new costume contest for families and kids along with an adult spooktacular costume contest October 28. Other popular activities include the “Adopt a Pumpkin” patch, pumpkin pie eating competition, corn maze, face painting, arts and crafts, a new harvest market and a local craft beer garden featuring Four Peaks along with culinary food trucks and autumnal treats. On Halloween, the Town will work with local boutique Bella Donna and Cane to coordinate a “Trunk or Treat” event along Carefree’s Easy street at 5pm. For event details, visit or call 480.488.3686. Photo courtesy of Villafane Studios

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The Town of Cave Creek will once again host its premier event, The Taste of Cave Creek. From Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ to Z’s Asian Fusion, the two-day Taste of Cave Creek will represent the eclectic mix that Cave Creek is most known for. Marshal Adam Stein is once again heading up the Taste of Cave Creek, and Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln are the premiere sponsors of the event. The Taste of Cave Creek is held at Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, in an outdoor, open-air setting that will feature two stages of live music nightly. Held October 18 and 19, this year’s event will offer two new experiences: The Craft Beer VIP experience and a Wine Tasting VIP experience. (Learn more about both VIP experiences on page 32 — see “Mayor Bunch Writes…”). Some of the more than 35 restaurants attending the Taste include Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Bourbon Cellar, Brugo’s Pizza & Bistro, Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, Desirable Desserts, El Encanto Mexican Food, Harold’s Corral, Grilled Addiction & Wandering Donkey, Indigo Crow, It’s a Divine Bakery, Le Sans Souci, Local Jonny’s, Grotto Café, Mountain View Pub, The Horny Toad, Small Cakes, Z’s Asian Fusion, the Village Coffee Shop, Tukees Tamales, Venues, The City Creamer, Q to U BBQ, The Meat Market, The Creek Patio Grill, Mike’s Chicago Dogs, Edible Arrangements, The Treatery, Burritoholics, Clakmul and many more. In addition to the food, there will be a craft beer garden featuring more than 18 craft beers, along with wine tastings, and tequila tastings sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Two nights of entertainment, 5–9pm, include The Crown Kings (October 18); Fosterson (October 19); and Rock the District (both nights). For information, call 480.488.6636 or visit



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“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.” – Billie Burke

You know that saying: Age ain’t nothin’ but a number? Well, some numbers seem to carry more weight — make you want to pause, reflect. I am careening toward a “big” birthday in 2018 — life isn’t slowing down to let me catch my breath; to let me ponder where I am, where I want to be. Maybe that’s a good thing. Sometimes I think too much and do too little. But every now and then, it’s good to hit pause. That is what I am doing this month as I take some time off to celebrate a birthday and think about the coming year… If I come up with some amazingly deep insights into life and heretofore unrevealed wisdom, I’ll be sure to share it with you in November. Most likely, I’ll just step right back onto Around the merry-go-round feeling a bit more rested and ready for what’s next. In the Town: meantime, enjoy our October issue — it Regina is chock full of events and festivals and Spektor ways to get out and celebrate the fall season. Until next month, all my best.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES… Veterans Day Commemoration

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By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane



I would like to invite all to attend the city’s 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony. It is my hope that you will join me, the City Council and other community members at this important event. MAYOR Authors Marc and Sonja Raciti City of Scottsdale will be our keynote speakers. 480.312.3111 Army veteran Marc Raciti’s struggles with PTSD nearly drove him to suicide. Instead of giving in to those impulses, however, Raciti sought help. Along with his wife, Sonja, they wrote an award-nominated book, I Just Want to See Trees, about his ordeal as a way to help others. The couple will speak about their journey. The ceremony also features a performance of patriotic music by the 108th Army Band and community historian Len Marcisz also will speak at the program. The Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Friday, November 10, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park: • 3pm: Live performance by the 108th Army Band • 3:30pm: Program Please note: this year’s event will take place the day before Veterans Day. Please visit for more details.

his month, prepare for one of the biggest and most exciting food festivals in the country held at Salt River Fields. Picture this: more than 50 taco vendors slinging tacos left and right, lucha libre wrestlers battling it out for supremacy, top mixologists shaking up creative margaritas in a spirited competition, live music to dance the afternoon away and a piñata safe zone to protect the gentle creatures, plus a heaping helping of fun in the Arizona sun. And that’s just for starters. The eighth annual Arizona Taco Festival will feed the taco lovers of the Valley October 14–15 on the grounds of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. With over 50 restaurants from across the state whipping up unique taco varieties ranging from chicken, pork, beef, and seafood to veggie, dessert and everything in between, the Taco Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the competition, tacos are available for $2 each to festivalgoers. Salsa, guacamole and other Mexican-inspired fare round out the weekend for a true foodie fiesta. Nothing goes better with tacos than tequila, so hit up the Tequila Expo on Saturday or the Margarita Expo on Sunday, the latter offering patrons the chance to sample margaritas from some of the top Valley mixologists. (Additional tickets are required for both the Margarita and Tequila Expos.) Don’t fret beer lovers, Estrella Jalisco, a craft Mexican cerveza, will be on hand, as well as Michelob Ultra for anyone reserving calories for all those tacos. Entertainment includes the Ay Chihuahua Beauty Pageant on Sunday and lucha libre wrestling shows all weekend long. Or, watch professionals and amateurs test their stomachs as they compete in hot-chile pepper and taco eating contests. Keep the little taquitos happy in the Kids Zone, and teach them the power of love at the world’s only piñata petting zoo. Photo by Debby Wolvos For complete details, visit

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Thrills, Chills & Spectacular Family Fun Seventh Annual Balloon Spooktacular

This Halloween weekend, Salt River Fields will once again light up the Valley skies with glowing hot air balloons, fireworks and more at the seventh annual Balloon Spooktacular. Hosted October 27–28 from 5-9:30pm, kids of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring nightly firework shows, live music, a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone. Plus, dare to stroll the Spook Trail, a fan favorite manned by Saguaro High School students and featuring surprises around every corner. Not to mention, more than 20 majestic hot air balloons illuminating the sky as they participate in a more than three-hour continuous glow, as well as offering tethered balloon rides and balloon candy stations serving up more than 4,000 pounds of candy. The 7th annual Balloon Spooktacular offers a safe, fun and memorable trick-or-treat experience for the whole family, including nightly Costume Contests for kids, adults and groups. Shop the Spooktacular Marketplace for arts, crafts and merchandise from local shops, or sip and savor beverages and holiday-themed foods from dozens of on-site vendors. The Balloon Spooktacular ends with a nightly firework show at 9pm. Tickets to seventh annual Balloon Spooktacular are $15 for adults; $10 for children 3-12 and kids 2 and under are free. Purchase tickets at

Workshop offered through JFCS

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) presents Dr. Paul Bendheim in a fascinating and practical workshop on creating and maintaining a healthy brain, Tuesday, October 3, from 2–5pm at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. Dr. Bendheim is a board-certified neurologist and a clinical professor of neurology at the University of Arizona College of MedicinePhoenix. He is also the founder of BrainSavers and the author of The Brain Training Revolution: A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging. He will address the question of preserving brain health as one ages. Participants will learn strategies for maintaining an evidence-based, fun-filled lifestyle that exercises and strengthens the brain as well as the body. In addition, Dr. Bendheim will show how to reduce the impact of age-associated memory loss and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Participants may also gain up to three Continuing Education Credits. Cost to attend is $25. Registration is available on line at brain or by contacting Jayne Plotkin at 602.567.8334 or jayne.plotkin@ The program is made possible through Aleinu, the division of JFCS that provides workshops and speakers on a variety of topics to enhance and improve quality of life. Aleinu is a Hebrew word meaning “it is our responsibility.” Led by Jessica Levin, MA, LPC, the Aleinu program is dedicated to strengthening Jewish families and providing support to the general community through educational workshops. To contact Levin, e-mail jessica.levin@jfcsaz. org or call 480.694.8377. Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service and behavioral health organization with over 80 years of service in the greater Phoenix area.


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Dental Care For Your Pets By Dr. Stephanie Lemus ~ Arizona Animal Hospital

You care about your pet’s health, and have thought about everything from what food to feed, plenty of exercise, routine vaccines and check-ups, grooming, but what about their dental care? Dental hygiene is sometimes overlooked, but this is as important in your pet’s overall health as everything else. One of the most common things that we see is dental disease, ranging from mild dental calculus to periodontal disease. You don’t have to just accept your pet’s bad breath, something can be done about it. Catching teeth problems early helps avoid progression of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, periodontal disease may develop and some of these changes are irreversible, pain and infection may set in, and teeth loss can occur. As periodontal disease ensues, bacteria from their mouth can affect other areas of their body. By routinely examining your pet’s mouth, dental disease can be caught early. This includes looking at all the teeth, but be careful so that you do not get nipped accidentally. Just like your own dental health, your pets need routine exams every 6-12 months. If you have any concerns, contact your vet. Signs to watch for include: • Bad breath • Tartar • Red, swollen or bleeding gums • Reluctance to chew or crying out • Increased salivation • Loose or missing teeth So how can you prevent dental disease? Start with a good dental care routine as early as possible, but this can be started at any age. Your veterinarian would be happy to educate you on how to take care of your pet’s teeth at home, as well as discuss what occurs during professional cleanings. Home care options include brushing teeth, dental chews, water additive or special foods. Most importantly, make sure to have routine vet exams. With the help of your veterinarian, together you can develop an individualized plan for each of your pet’s dental care. Arizona Animal Hospital is located at 31313 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 160, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.686.8083 or visit


Le Macaron Updates Menu – Adds Online Ordering Le Macaron at The Scottsdale Quarter is adding to its menu and introducing online ordering. Chocolates in the shape of the Eiffel Tower are available, along with all other chocolate candies, for $2.40 each. The new gift boxes are an additional option for elegant gifts. A box of 6 sells for $19.50, and a box of 12 sells for $36.90. Online ordering is now available. To order, visit Le Macaron is located at 15323 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 145, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.948.1099 or visit www.

The Fifth Annual Cooks and Corks event will be held October 20, 6:30– 9:30pm, at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Hosted by The Scottsdale League for the Arts and presented by Earnhardt Cadillac, Cooks & Corks features Arizona’s top local chefs in a culinary spectacle featuring live cooking, showmanship and artful presentation. To compliment the flavorful tastings, guests will sip on libations provided by a superb collection of fine wines, spirits and craft beer. Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, volunteer organization of accomplished men and women who support artists, arts programs and arts education through fundraising and special events. In order to offer continuous value and assistance to the arts, the League awards all net funds raised to a variety of arts focused organizations through a grants program. The SLA was originally formed in 1978 as the Men’s League of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with a mission to raise funds for capital improvements to the Performing Arts Center. The first Scottsdale Culinary Festival was held in the atrium of the facility where it stayed for many years until its growing popularity led to a move outdoors. In 1992, SLA, together with the Arts in Education Council and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, began providing support for arts education in the public schools of Scottsdale Unified School District. In 2002, the SLA broadened the scope of the grants program and instituted a formal grants process to increase our impact in the arts community. In all, the organization has given out more than $4 million to nonprofit arts entities throughout Maricopa County. For more information, call 480.945.7193 or visit The cost to attend Cooks & Corks is $125 per person. For additional information, visit

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Arts at Nativity Opens 2017-18 Season Arts at Nativity is back for a dynamic third season. The 2017-18 season features nine concerts. Saxophonist Joseph Wytko, ASU professor emeritus, opens the season October 1 with a program including classical, jazz and popular selections. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “astounding musicianship and virtuoso playing,” Wytko’s program of Ravel, Mussorgsky, Piazzolla, Sondheim, Lennon and Brubeck will delight listeners. On October 22, Qais Essar on Rabab will explore the richness of classical and traditional forms of Afghan and Indian music. The depth of Essar’s responsibility to preserve the culture of his war-torn motherland makes his music and narrative exceptionally compelling. Future concerts include the moving Veterans Day (November 12) and Martin Luther King Day (January 15) musical celebrations as well as two holiday-themed concerts. The Apollo High School Vocal Ensemble, led by Michael Frongillo, will perform Christmas favorites December 10, and the Nativity Choir and Arizona-based soloists will present favorite selections from Handel’s Messiah December 17. Performances begin at 2pm, unless otherwise noted, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity located at 22405 North Miller Road. A reception with the artists and artistic director Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler will follow each concert. Tickets are available at the door for $20 and $5 for students. The full concert schedule and additional information is available by calling 480.967.3295 or visiting

Chamber Hosts Annual Sterling Award Event The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents to join them in celebrating 12 businesses whose tremendous work and success continue to strengthen the community and make Scottsdale one of the best cities to live in. Don’t miss their inspirational stories and the opportunity to meet the people behind the business at the 32nd Annual Sterling Awards. Attendees will see what makes the honorees the best of best and be part of the celebration as the honorees are announced. As the Chamber’s marquee event, the Sterling Awards embody the spirit of the organization by celebrating the people and companies that make the community a great place to live, work and play. The prestigious Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process. The 32nd Annual Sterling Awards will be held Friday, November 17, 11:30am–1:30pm, at Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The cost to attend is $95, member individual / $115, non-member individual; $800, half corporate table / $1,500 - corporate table of 10. For information, call 480.355.2700 or visit

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Pinnacle Peak Animal Hospital was welcomed by the national nonprofit Pets of the Homeless as a new donation site. Donations of pet food and supplies can be taken to 23425 North Scottsdale Road, A-11, Scottsdale, which will be delivered to a local food bank, homeless shelter or homeless encampment. The program is an ongoing national effort to regularly supply donated pet food to local people who cannot afford to properly provide for their pets. Over the course of a year, millions of people become homeless with numbers rising. Approximately 80 percent of people who experience homelessness are homeless for a short period of time and usually need help finding housing or a rent subsidy. But unfortunately, for those with pets it becomes more difficult, forcing them to choose between their pet and a roof over their head. Many choose to stay on the streets with their pets for longer periods of time. Their pets are their comfort, provide an emotional bond of loyalty and are nonjudgmental. It is estimated that one in four homeless and disadvantaged people have a pet. Pets of the homeless do not choose their guardians. A difference can be made to aid these pets. More than 15,531 pets have been medically treated through the assistance of Pets of the Homeless, and 442 tons of pet food collected and distributed. There are more than 444 Donation Sites nationwide. Pets of the Homeless has provided over $484,000 in veterinary care to pets of the homeless. Pinnacle Peak Animal Hospital accepts pet food donations yearround. For additional information, call 480.585.7511 or visit www.pinnaclepeakanimalhospital. com. Contact Pets of the Homeless at 775.841.7463 or visit


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Pearl Fever To Host Boutique Show This Month In 1998, expatriates in Shanghai, China, were the first customers of Sharon Winters’ Pearl Fever, LLC. Since then, Winters has maintained a pearl jewelry boutique business and will be selling her latest handmade designs October 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Old Town Scottsdale, 7324 East Indian School Road, starting at 10am. The photo shows a recent order for a customer. The necklace is 12-13mm pearls and the earrings are 10mm pearls with 14K gold posts. This order includes an extra pair of clutch backs for the earrings. The clasp on the necklace is 14K gold. The cost of this pearl necklace should be $3,000 for the size and quality of these pearls, which are difficult to find. The price at Pearl Fever is $960, and only three of these necklaces will be available at the company’s next show. “Our pearl shows have at least 1,000 pearl necklaces, earrings, and bracelets available for purchase,” says Winters. “Prices for cultured pearl necklaces start at $25. Earrings and bracelets start at $20. We have over 10 different colors and types of pearls: stick, round, Madonna, button, Cleopatra, coin, square, rice, petal, rosebud, twins and more.” Winters says that to introduce Pearl Fever, LLC to Scottsdale, the company is offering a coupon for 40 percent off one pearl item or 20 percent off of the total purchase. These coupons are available at Also found on the website are frequently asked questions about the care and cleaning of pearls and other information. For additional questions call, text or email: 602.668.7636;

Sips & Sounds Returns To Gainey Village Residents are invited to celebrate the season with the return of Sips and Sounds at the SHOPS Gainey Village. On Thursday, November 2, from 6–8pm, the Urban Electra string quartet will perform live under the stars. Guests will be treated to complimentary soft drinks and food for purchase from many of the shopping center’s restaurants including Drexyl, Village Tavern, 6 Degrees Urban Kitchen, Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery, Panera Bread Company, Pei Wei, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, Forno Fabbri Italian Market & Mozzarella Bar, Hash Kitchen, La Sala Tequila Cantina, The Living Room and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The event is free to attend. Noted as “not your ordinary string quartet,” Urban Electra brings to the stage an eclectic repertoire performing original and contemporary works including Metallica, Sting, U2, the Cranberries, Eminem, Coldplay, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and more. Their music features a wide range of sounds including hard rock, alternative rock, pop, club music, cutting edge electronic music, jazz and original film music. For more information, visit

MAYOR STANTON WRITES… Phoenix’s Wage growth is the strongest in the United States By Mayor Greg Stanton

Arizona Fall Fest is November 4

The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. While the name of this beloved local festival is changing, the event will still offer the same great local offerings and entertainment but with an even broader statewide representation. “We’re expecting a few dozen businesses and organizations from outside of the Phoenix area to join us for this year’s festival, more than what we’ve had in the past,” said Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona. “We realized that our annual festival has grown into a true representation of some of the best things that the entire state of Arizona has to offer, and so we wanted the name to reflect that evolution.” The Arizona Fall Fest is the only large-scale festival to feature exclusively Arizona-owned businesses and organizations. The Arizona Fall Fest will highlight the best of Arizona, including: • More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses • Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs and food trucks • The Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer and spirits • Live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state • Games and entertainment in the Sports Zone with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams

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This is a drum I will never stop beating: A city that welcomes everyone, respects everyone and supports an innovative economy creates real opportunity for everyone. MAYOR So when the U.S. Bureau of Labor and City of Phoenix Statistics released new data showing that the 602.262.7111 Phoenix metro area experienced the highest wage growth in the nation over the past year, I was proud to see that our investments in an innovationdriven economy were making a real impact on the wages of real Phoenix residents. The average hourly wage grew by nearly $2 an hour over the past year in the Phoenix metro area and is now $26.75, 1.5 percent higher than the national average of $26.36. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wages in the Valley jumped 7.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, a leap made possible by significant private-sector wage growth driven by advanced industries like technology, biosciences, healthcare, financial services and precision manufacturing. It has become clear to STEM skill companies that Phoenix is the next hub for innovation, and this means more high-skilled jobs for our residents. Throughout the city, we have seen how innovation breeds innovation. Our investments in biosciences, higher education and transportation are working. Dr. Michael Crow and Arizona State University have been transformational partners in our economic growth — earning rank of most innovative university in the nation for the third year in a row and producing talented young women and men who are contributing to our highly competitive workforce. We have also looked for every opportunity to form creative private partnerships to support this substantial growth. When Denver-based tech education giant Galvanize was looking to expand, we didn’t hesitate to make sure they found a perfect home in our resurgent Warehouse District. Galvanize is now educating hundreds of highly skilled students, and it houses more than 80 startups. This partnership signals top tech companies and entrepreneurs that Phoenix is serious about becoming the next innovation corridor. I look forward to seeing this trend continue, but recognize that we have much more work to do to reach our vast economic potential. Despite our gains, our metro area still only ranks 23rd overall in average hourly wage. Our future competiveness depends on our state’s willingness to invest more in education to create a true 21st century workforce. We still have many milestones to cross, but we are moving in the right direction. It is clear that Phoenix values have translated to a better, more inclusive economy with more opportunity for higher-paying jobs.

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• The official ‘Kid Zone’ (new this year) made possible by Sprouts, featuring crafts, games and activities for kids and families “The Arizona Fall Fest is all about celebration, connection and discovery,” said Lanning. “We want Localists of all ages to join us to connect with their favorite local businesses and find new favorites as well. We want Arizonans to feel connected to the local businesses in their communities, and we want local businesses to feel supported by their neighbors. Because when local businesses prosper, communities thrive.” The 2017 Arizona Fall Fest is made possible through support from SRP and Pride Group. The event is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, and is free to attend. Tickets for food sampling and activities will be available for purchase. Vendors will be selling products and services. More information can be found at


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Get Lost: Three-Day Festival Brings Music, Food, & Super-Sized Fun

The Killers Lost Lake Festival from Superfly, the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, announced the daily festival lineup, featuring headliners The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Odesza, The Roots, Run The Jewels, Pixies, HAIM and Huey Lewis & The News. Single-day general admission and VIP tickets for the new three-day, multi-format music festival in Phoenix are on sale exclusively at Lost Lake brings an impressive lineup of musical acts to Steele Indian Major Lazer School Park in Phoenix October 20–22. The event was founded as a creative platform for the Phoenix community and reflects the city’s rich and dynamic culture through a curated selection of arts and entertainment, elevated local culinary and beverage offerings, and unique game experiences. Festival fans will enjoy more than 30 top local chefs, restaurants, and breweries representing Phoenix’s vibrant food and drink scene, with local eats at Phoenix Flavors, craft beers at Brewpark, BBQ at The Lava Pit, and mezcal and tequila cocktails and tastings at Nectar of the Gods. Chris Bianco, Phoenix-based James Beard award-winning chef and author, joins as the festival’s Culinary Ambassador, bringing together the best feasts and treats from the Valley, including tastes from his own Pizzeria Bianco. Festival-goers will also enjoy a magical experience with larger-than-life games in The Lost Playground. Created in partnership with longtime Bonnaroo collaborator and Phoenix-based Walter Productions, The Lost Playground has reimagined everyone’s favorite backyard and billiard games in unexpected ways. From a Giant Pool Table played with bowling balls to Colossal Croquet so large a player can follow their ball through the hoop, these games are the ultimate adult playground. When the sun goes down, more than 10 custom designed games light up with colorful LED and glow-in-the-dark features. Single day general admission tickets are $89.50 and single day VIP tickets $224.50. Three-day tickets are also available. For complete information and tickets, visit

Devour Culinary Classic Blossoms Into New Experience Desert Botanical Garden to host 2018 event The most anticipated culinary event in the region, Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary and beverage leaders that are establishing Arizona as a soughtafter destination. An annually award-winning event, the Devour Culinary Classic has been named Best Southwestern Culinary Festival by the New York Times, Best Food Festival by Phoenix Magazine, Best Culinary Festival from the Phoenix New Times, and Best Food Event from azcentral. After being hosted at the Phoenix Art Museum for the past eight years, the Devour Culinary Classic will be held at Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) March 3-4, 2018. Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to be bringing the Devour Culinary Classic to their space, as the event fits in closely with their mission. “Just like all the participants in the Devour Culinary Classic, the Garden is proud to fly the ‘locally grown’ flag,” says Desert Botanical Garden executive director Ken Schutz. “We look forward to hosting the event in 2018.” As in years past, the Devour Culinary Classic will continue to be one of the state’s most collaborative and creative food-centered events. Unlike other food festivals, the Devour Culinary Classic intentionally focuses on local talent. “Our main objective is to support the development and promotion of the culinary and extended local food community and culture in Arizona, bringing deserved local and national attention to our state’s food scene,” said Kimber Lanning, founder of the event and executive director of Local First Arizona. “We believe we’ll be even better suited to showcase Arizona’s one-of-a-kind culinary culture with Desert Botanical Garden as our host.” The 2018 Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer with even more opportunities to connect with Arizona’s local culinary culture. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the annual

Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona (, the Desert Botanical Garden (www.dbg. org) and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance ( A continuously updated list of confirmed talent can be found at http://classic.devourphoenix. com/talent. A list of chefs and their corresponding day of participation along with VIP Lounge features will be available on the website when tickets are released. A final list of talent will be posted and distributed in February 2018. Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix. For additional information, visit http://classic.


Horses Help Joy King Memorial Barn Bash

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Horses Help, a nonprofit equine assisted activity and learning center, will host its 13th Annual Barn Bash Saturday, November 4. This event provides attendees the opportunity to view the horses, learn what Horses Help offers, celebrate the supporters of Horses Help and enjoy an evening of food, music and fun. With over 475,000 special needs individuals in Maricopa County, horses are used to create a unique relationship with those with physical and cognitive and emotional barriers. Each week, Horses Help serves participants ranging from 4 years of age to seniors. New programs are regularly being developed to meet wider community needs but these programs place greater financial demands on the facility. The Barn Bash helps provide funding to offset the cost of programs so participants can afford to continue with their programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to sponsor a horse providing for its care for the upcoming year or donate, at any level, to support the daily operations. Donations will help participants continue in riding or horsemanship classes. Horses Help is located at 2601 Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, and volunteers are always appreciated. To learn more about Horses Help and the Barn Bash, visit Those who are unable to attend the Bash but wish to visit with a staff member at Horses Help about to become involved may call 602.569.6056.




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Join members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter, and their guests Wednesday, October 11, from 11am–1pm, for “Seriously?! How did I get off track?” Guest speaker Dena Patton will discuss:

PVSchools’ award-winning Volunteer In Paradise (VIP) program is seeking volunteer tutors for the 2017-18 school year. A volunteer orientation will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 1-3pm at the PVSchools Community Resource Center, 15032 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. The VIP program matches dedicated qualified volunteer tutors with students at participating schools. Volunteer tutors work with students in either a one-on-one setting or in small groups with the goal of increasing student achievement. Volunteer tutors are needed in all subject areas in kindergarten through 6th grades at Arrowhead Elementary School, Cactus View Elementary School, Campo Bello Elementary School, Desert Shadows Elementary School, Echo Mountain Primary School, Mercury Mine Elementary School, North Ranch Elementary School and Sunset Canyon Elementary School. To learn more about the VIP program, visit www.pvschools. net/vip.

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The cost for the luncheon meeting is $38 for members and $48 for guests. For information on meeting location and to make a reservation, visit

Network With Area Business Owners At Fall Mixer Join the 101 Referral Network at its “Fall Magical Mixer,” Monday, October 9, from 5:30-7:30pm. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about more than 25 local vendors, mix and mingle with area business owners, take in a performance by magician Eric Gilliam, enjoy delicious food and an open cash bar, support local charity Pawsitive Friendships (www., and participate in a 50/50 raffle. The mixer event will be held at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, located at 5350 East High Street, Suite 105, in North Phoenix ( The 101 Referral Network is an evening networking group whose goal is to help business owners build referrals in a relaxed environment. For details, visit



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The newly opened Gym Sports Bar & Grill in Phoenix is planning a grand opening October 6, from 9am–12pm. According to owners Alisha Hopkins and Dan Allen, the fun, sports themed bar and restaurant has big plans for its neighboring residents and visitors. During the grand opening, the 5,400-square-foot restaurant will begin the festivities with traditional breakfast favorites, which will be served from 9am–10pm. Throughout the grand opening, the restaurant’s full menu will be available to patrons including burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian meals, salads, appetizers, a tasty meatball grinder special and a new sports lover favorite: spicy garlic wings. The bar/restaurant also will provide music from 6–9pm. “We have a lot of exciting plans moving forward,” says Hopkins. In addition to weekend breakfast hours and happy hour specials, Hopkins says, “We offer Feel the Burn Fridays when guests can enjoy Fireball for $3 and some very attractive drink and appetizer deals. We also have games, billiards and more and poker and student nights are planned in the near future.” The Gym Sports Bar & Grill started a contest to decide what football team will be selected as the team brand for the restaurant. Contestants are invited to come in on NFL Sunday game days, dressed in their favorite team’s jerseys, and enjoy $1 off drinks. The most popular team showing during the season will result in the sports team for the complex. The Gym Sports Bar & Grill is located at 18725 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.482.9222 or visit



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Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Adds Scarecrow Contest



Autumnfest will return to Anthem Community Park October 21–22. The weekend-long event runs 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday. Autumnfest is an event for all ages. The event is open to the public, and parking and admission are free. This year, the Anthem Community Council will unveil a new component to the event — a scarecrow garden and contest. Scarecrows may be built by individuals and families and churches/ nonprofits and organizations ($10 to enter), as well as Anthem-based storefront or home-based businesses ($20 to enter). Scarecrow entry/setup will take place Friday, October 20, from 3–6:30pm in Community Park (near the Chair Ramada). Autumnfest-goers may cast votes for their favorite scarecrows

on Saturday, October 21. The winners in each category will be announced and awarded prizes. Entry forms are available online, and at the Community Center and Civic Building front desks; deadline is October 11. Learn more at the event’s website. Other Autumnfest activities include: • Arts and crafts — handmade goods, culinary creations, art, jewelry, photography, candles, furniture and many other items will be for sale by area vendors. • Carnival rides and games: Frazier Shows Carnival offers a host of rides and attractions including a Ferris wheel, swings, fun house and carousel, in addition to “thrill-seeker” rides like the Vertigo. The carnival will open Thursday

evening and run through the weekend at various times. Rides and games vary in price. All-you-can-ride wristbands will be available during select times. Hours will be announced online. • Kid’s Zone and Family Activities: Children will enjoy bounce houses/ inflatables; fees apply. Enjoy Daisy Mountain Railroad train rides (fee based) and tractor-pulled hayrides (free) through Community Park. • Pumpkin Patch: Families can pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate; $5 per pumpkin. Take a photo to share with friends and family. • Food Court/Rotary Beer Garden: Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. No outside food or

drinks are allowed in the food court area. • Live Entertainment: Bands will perform at the Main Pavilion 11am–4pm Saturday (Crown Kings) and 11am–3:30pm Sunday (Level 9 Band). Attendees will also enjoy a strolling magician and balloon artist from 11:30am–2:30pm both days. • Firewise Days, in partnership with Daisy Mountain Fire Department: Stop by to visit with Smokey Bear (Saturday only), learn what it takes to keep the community safe from fires and see a fire truck up close. Anthem Community Park is located at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. For additional information, visit www.

The first residents moved into The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living in September, ready to take advantage of affordable, amenity-rich living in a scenic, safe and well-cared-for community. The 160,000-square-foot community is located at 42015 North Venture Drive, near Anthem Community Park in the highly desirable North Black Canyon Corridor. It is one of four senior living communities in the Valley managed by Spectrum Retirement Communities, which residents and families rank among the top 10 senior living owners and operators in the United States. The company is making a big investment in Arizona and has an additional four senior communities under construction. “We are meeting a need by offering an attractive living option to the seniors in Anthem and the surrounding areas,” said The Enclave at Anthem executive director Kathleen Connolly. “It’s going to be a really nice fit for the community, with so much to offer our residents — from all levels of care, to outdoor activities, to the many amenities for which our company is known.”

On the site’s 6.5 acres, residents can choose from 159 well-appointed apartments that vary in size from studios to two-bedroom, two-bath residences. The community offers the full spectrum of care, including Independent Living, Assisted Living and residentdirected Memory Care apartments. The Enclave at Anthem also features Spectrum’s Residence Club, where residents with mild cognitive impairment can stay in an assisted living apartment and receive additional support from a dedicated Life Enrichment Specialist. The community’s top-flight amenities include anytime dining, with casual and fine dining chefs on hand to prepare meals whenever hunger strikes, classes to benefit body and mind, a full-service salon and staff-planned trips and events. Four-legged and feathered friends are also welcome at this pet-friendly community. Residences are still available for the community’s month-to-month rental program. For more information, call 623.201.3161 or visit www.

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Food Bank Opens Satellite Location Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center has opened a new satellite location in Black Canyon City, 32 miles north of Cave Creek. “Many Black Canyon City residents have had difficulty with the cost and time to get to the Cave Creek location,” says Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. “We anticipate the new location also will serve more people from Anthem and New River with the fresh and prepared food they need.” The satellite food bank is located at 34501 Old Black Canyon Freeway in Black Canyon City (Exit 242), just west of the I-17. The food bank is open to clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am–3pm. “Foothills Food Bank already serves more than 500 families monthly and we anticipate the opening of our satellite in Black Canyon City will increase this number,” adds DiPietro. “Many of these families have no transportation, which makes it difficult for them to get to our Cave Creek location.” Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. For more information, call the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center’s Cave Creek location at 480.488.1145 or the Black Canyon City location at 623.374.9441, or visit

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Scottsdale-Based Developer Breaks Ground On New Mixed-Used Development

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Huge Garage Sale To Benefit Local Dog Rescue



A community garage sale is planned for Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 from 7am–1pm. 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 four-legged friends. Those who have items to donate for the sale may drop the items off through October 26. 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 eight years. For additional information about the event, adopting a dog or volunteering at the rescue, visit the organization’s Facebook page @RescuePals or send an email to

A new venture has been formed between Scottsdale-based developer, N-Shea Group (NS) and Denver-based group, Real Capital Solutions (RCS). The venture will be developing a two-building, four-story mixed-use multi-family apartment project containing approximately 230 residential dwelling units and approximately 33,000 square feet of commercial space. The project is located on the Avenue of the Fountains and Verde River Drive, strategically located in the heart of Downtown Fountain Hills, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the world famous fountain. Park Place will provide a high quality rental option to the growing and underserved cities of Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and the greater Northeast Phoenix metro area. The wood-framed buildings over concrete parking structures will offer spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 675 square feet to 1347 square feet. Park Place will be built as two, four-story buildings along Avenue of the Fountains. Avenue of the Fountains, a quintessential “main street,” is lined with

storefront retail, high-end landscaping, public art and unobstructed views of the famed fountain of Fountain Hills, which is claimed to be one of the world’s tallest. Features include nine-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliance package, solid surface countertops, wood-style plank flooring, large walk-in closets, balconies, resident lounge, state-of-the art exercise facility and other preferred amenities The “Class A” community is strategically located on one of the last available vacant plots of land in the town center. Park Place will provide a high-end rental option in a market dominated by outdated rental housing. This project will be the second development completed by the venture in Fountain Hills. Construction on Park Place began in September of 2016 with an anticipated completion date of first quarter 2018. Both the retail and the residential units are actively being pre-leased. For retail inquiries, contact Jay Northrop of the N-Shea Group at 480.315.0154. For residential inquiries, contact Alliance Residential at 866.914.7220, or visit www. for information.

It’s Time For A Beer Run: 2017 Craft Classic The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K offers a unique and challenging course with sweeping views and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line along the beautiful Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills. Race giveaways for all participants include a commemorative event shirt and beer glass, special finisher’s medal, free race photos and a free beer from Huss Brewing Co. for participants who are 21 and over. The top three overall male and female finishers will receive “awesome” awards, as well as the top three finishers in each age group. Top male and female Half Marathon finishers will win their weight in beer. The event takes place Sunday, October 15. For complete information and registration, visit

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The ART in pARTnership III Fine Art Exhibit and Sale promises to be even better than last year. Presented by the Arizona Art Alliance, this eclectic collection of fine art, created from an array of media, will be hosted at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale. The show runs September 30–October 26, with an artists’ reception Saturday, October 14, from 4:30–6:30pm. The Arizona Art Alliance is a nonprofit organization that promotes arts for all in Arizona. Art has proven to help those in need of extra care. One hundred percent of revenue received from exhibits and other fund-raising projects go to a multitude of deserving outreach programs that serve everyone from children to seniors, handicapped and veterans. Holland Gallery of Fine Art is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 602.870.7610 or visit

Be The Best At Any Age: Community Senior Health & Wellness Expo

Discover how to cultivate and maintain a vibrant healthy life at the Community Senior Health & Wellness Expo October 18 from 10am–2pm. Multiple organizations serving older residents in the North Valley have joined forces for this free public event hosted at Desert Foothills YMCA, 34250 North 60th Street, in Scottsdale. Lin Sue Cooney, director of community engagement at Hospice of the Valley, will share heartfelt advice and resources in her keynote presentation. She’ll help seniors rise above age-related concerns and shape a healthy encore life. Cooney, a well-loved former TV-anchor in Arizona, oversees Hospice of the Valley’s community-facing departments including volunteers, fund and business development and creative

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In mid-August, the 189 room Carefree Resort and Conference Center was purchased by CIVANA, a hospitality and real estate company that is comprised of spa and wellness industry leaders who are offering “sustainable wellness” to their guests for healthier living and travel. CIVANA is led by industry icon, Kevin Kelly as its chairman/CEO, and is said to create a niche that sets it apart from the competition. Mr. Kelly was MAYOR Town of Carefree formerly the president and chief branding officer of Canyon Ranch, and has successfully developed 480.488.3686 a number of additional resorts in the health and wellness segment of the hospitality industry. As CEO and co-owner, Kevin Kelly recently created the first carbon neutral resort in North America, Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa, in Palm Springs, California. This acquisition of the Carefree Resort is a major community milestone and a $40 million project. CIVANA will transform the rooms and public spaces, create a world-class spa, movement studios and state-of-the-art fitness center along with a new healthy cuisine offering. CIVANA projects that the renovations will be completed by September 2018, with various components of the entire experience being completed sooner. I anticipate that the CIVANA Wellness Resort will have a major impact upon the future of Carefree due to its aggressive national and global marketing program. Attracting the quality of guests that CIVANA will be targeting should place Carefree among the leading destinations of sophisticated travelers coming to Arizona, and should have a measurable impact upon the business climate in Carefree as well as provide an introduction to Carefree to many potential future residents. Based upon Mr. Kelly’s history and experience, we anticipate that the quality of this renovated facility and the wellness services offered will create the next generation of the leisure wellness experience – the premium segment of the hospitality industry. And, as happened at the Two Bunch Palms Resort, Mr. Kelly anticipates that the CIVANA Resort in Carefree will be frequented by many celebrities and other noted visitors.

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services. With a passion for their heart and mission, Cooney loves to share the variety of services beyond end-of-life-care offered by Hospice of the Valley. At the Expo, attendees can connect on-site with more than 40 health and wellness experts and exhibitors to get their questions answered and find out about available resources and services for the senior population in the Foothills community. Vendors and presenters include Honor Health, Maricopa County Senior Adult Independent Living, Jackson White, Moving You Simply, Paradise Valley Community College and more. See Community Expo, page 22


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Community Expo, continued from page 21 With a focus on prevention and early intervention, attendees will also enjoy interactive events, demonstrations and presentations by a variety of experts. Topics include mindfulness, legal information, nutrition, fitness, maintaining memory and brain health, along with home safety, fall prevention, medication interaction and much more. “Lin Sue Cooney’s passion for the community and experience in wellness resources made her a perfect keynote speaker,” says David Court, Desert Foothills Library executive director. “Each year we join forces with partner organizations serving the senior community to put on an event encouraging our ‘neighbors’ to live a healthier lifestyle by answering their questions and offering a variety of health-related resources and services.” says Debbra Determan, Foothills Caring Corps executive director. A long healthy life begins with taking steps to keep track of and detect changes in one’s health to help prevent more serious problems. The Expo planning committee’s goal is to give older residents an easy way to get the information they need to improve wellness and maintain their independence. The organizations coming together to put on the event include Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, Carefree Physical Therapy, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Desert Foothills Library, Education & Community Services – Cave Creek Unified School District, From the Heart Senior Transitioning, Foothills Caring Corps, Foothills Foodbank, Honor Health, Hospice of the West, Lone Mountain Memory Care, Maricopa County, Silverado Memory Care, Town of Cave Creek and Town of Carefree. For more information, call 480.488.1105, email services@foothillscaringcorps. com or visit

Missing Out By Allen Nohre

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Party With The Stars At PVCC at Black Mountain

The Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain (PVCC) hosts free Star Party and Astronomy STEAM nights throughout the year, with STEAM activities running from 6–7pm and the Star Party from 7–9pm — featuring the PVCC at Black Mountain astronomy observatory’s 14-inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. The Star Party event is a partnership with PVCC Astronomy faculty and the Phoenix Astronomical Society. RSVPs are requested so that organizers can ensure there are enough telescopes. For event information, call 602.561.5398. To RSVP, send an email to Upcoming events include October 19, November 9, February 15, March 8, April 12 and May 3. The STEAM themes change each month, and they are Nursing/EMT, Forensics, Festival of Tales, STEAMtastic Arizona SciTech night, Earth Week and Star Wars, respectively. PVCC at Black Mountain is located at 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For information, visit

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Recently I decided I was missing out. Pundits theorize that our current political upheaval is due to many people feeling they are missing out. What I had in mind weren’t big political issues, but a couple of cultural events. I have been vaguely aware of the TV fantasy drama, ALLEN NOHRE “Game of Thrones,” watched by nine million U.S. viewers. Writer As season seven approached this summer, I saw many articles that caused me to think I must be missing out on an important cultural happening. I took action by adding HBO to our already too expensive Direct TV package and sat down to watch on a Sunday evening. Of course, I didn’t have the story’s background, but worse yet, I could only understand about 50 percent of the words the actors were speaking. (I wrote about my less than 20/20 hearing in this column a couple of years ago.) The next Sunday evening I tried again, and marveled at the horrible scenes of clashing medieval armies, but I still couldn’t hear what the actors were saying. I gave up watching and I will never know what I missed. There is another big event I’ve let pass by me, Fantasy Football, which is played by 33 million people. Again, I decided to get with it. My son-in-law arranged for me to join his work league, Charlie’s Angels. Nine of the members of the league gathered on a Sunday at Kevin and Liva’s house with laptops to draft players for their team. I clicked on the NFL Fantasy Football website and reviewed the players I wanted on my team, the Golden Eagles. When it was time for me to draft, the impressive NFL website on my laptop said, “You are on the clock for ninety seconds.” I drafted Detroit quarterback, Mathew Stafford as my first player, and after 14 rounds I had my team and we are ready to begin the season. Now I am one of the 33 million players. Better yet, I no longer feel that I’m missing out.





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CCUSD Partners With Lowell Observatory On New STEM Curriculum

Education and Community Services (ECS), a department of Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff are collaborating on the expansion of Lowell Observatory’s activity-based, hands-on science program, Lowell Observatory Curriculum for Kids (LOCKs), “Unlocking the Keys to Science” at the ECS Child’s Play Preschool site at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School (HTES) in Phoenix. “It is never too early to start STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education, and we were so fortunate to form a partnership with Lowell Observatory,” says Gina Durbin, director of Education and Community Services, CCUSD. “Research is very clear that best practices in early childhood education is to allow for more play and inquiry-based investigation.” The LOCKs classroom program was introduced at ECS during the 2015–16 school year, followed by a two-week ECS Summer Camp in 2016.

Kathy Grandprey, ECS Child’s Play Preschool teacher at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School engages with students using the LOCKs program. Photo: Vickilyn Hussey

“One of our community members, Tom Ensign, who has worked in various positions within the scientific field,

brought this opportunity to ECS,” explained Durbin. In 2016–17, the LOCKs program became a weekly part of the ECS Child’s Play Preschool curriculum at HTES. The LOCKs program at Lowell Observatory differs in that it is offered as a monthly camp that children attend with their parents. “The vision was to expand the program, to provide more children access to LOCKs, because not everyone can come to Mars Hill [Flagstaff]. And, expand it in a way that didn’t require bricks and mortar,” said Ensign, member of the executive committee of Lowell Observatory. With Durbin’s enthusiastic support, ECS Child’s Play Preschool teacher Kathy Grandprey worked with Samantha Flagg, Lowell Observatory Education Coordinator and developer of the LOCKs program, to integrate the Lowell Observatory curriculum into the more traditional preschool curriculum. Lowell Observatory’s Samantha Gorney, deputy director of Education and Kelly Ferguson, Education coordinator continued development of the program after Flagg relocated to Tucson in fall of 2016. With their teachers’ close guidance and supervision, students perform scientific testing (investigating and modeling), conducting experiments and guided investigations in life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. “We studied dwarf planets in August, Newton’s Law in September,

and constellations in October,” said Grandprey, who teaches the pilot LOCKs program. “Lowell sends me one to three boxes every month, with everything I need, from paper, paint, Styrofoam balls, bottles, magnets, marbles, tins, foam noodles…everything. “ Learning to recognize constellations by using toothpicks and marshmallows, essentially training the mind to see images created by alignment of the stars, was one of the students’ favorite investigations. A recent project with magnets and paint required the students to move a magnet through paint inside a metal tin by moving a magnet underneath the tin. “It’s important to instill a love of learning as early as you can,” Grandprey said. “I hope by exploring our world, their world, it makes them hungry for more.” For additional information, visit or

will be a collection of sustainable wellness resorts and communities; the first is the 189-room Carefree Resort located in the Greater Scottsdale area. The $40 million project, with funding from Great Western Bank, will transform the1964 midcentury modern hotel, which began August 2017 and will result in updated rooms and public spaces, world-class spa, movement studios, state of the art fitness center and healthy cuisine with emphasis on sustainable design. The Carefree renovation is scheduled to be completed in September 2018. CIVANA has assembled a ‘best in class’ executive team led by former Canyon Ranch president and chief branding officer, Kelly. As CEO and co-owner of the storied Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, Kelly converted the property into the first carbon neutral resort in North America and coined the term “Sustainable Wellness” to connect individual well-being to planetary health. Kelly co-founded The Community of Civano in 1995, the first large scale, master-planned sustainable development in the U.S. that received accolades from the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, governor of Arizona and White House.

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The next generation of leisure wellness experience is being defined with the launch of CIVANA — a hospitality and real estate company comprised of spa and wellness industry leaders who originated the “Sustainable Wellness” position by connecting individual well-being to planetary health. CIVANA has built a platform to tether wellness programming, sustainable design and hotel asset/ property management in a proven model promoting sustainable wellness for healthier living and travel. By satisfying today’s consumer appetite for a deeper guest experience, social connection and health and wellness environment through its affordable leisure travel and lifestyle platform, CIVANA creates a niche that sets itself apart in a competitive market. “The established wellness immersion resorts target the top 10 percent of the affluent travelers, leaving 90 percent of this market underserved. CIVANA will bring a more attainable wellness experience to a larger target market, designed for today’s sophisticated traveler of all ages,” says Kevin Kelly, CIVANA chairman and CEO. Anchoring the CIVANA platform



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6421 E. GLORIA LANE, CAVE CREEK Separate living areas for an active family on a walled acre with horse privileges, storage buildings, and sparkling pool. Two BR, bath, den loft and flex room upstairs. Master BR and bath, large kitchen with ample counter space, formal dining and large living room with vaulted ceiling, downstairs. Two-car garage and attached 3-car carport. No HOA. MLS#5542733 REDUCED $425,000

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Kick Off The Arizona Art Season In Carefree Kick off the art season at the Thunderbird Artists 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, November 3–5. Attendees will be immersed in fine art, wine tasting, festival food and live music, featuring violinist Teresa Joy, throughout the three-day event. The featured artist for the event is painter and sculptor Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix. Her passion for painting and drawing began during childhood and art continued to be a constant focus growing up. Since entering adulthood, she has shifted her primary focus to sculpting. Her inspiration is generated by the human body and the exploration “Urchin Vessels” by Randy O’Brien small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling of movement. Clay awakes in her a possibility of hand-blown glass, baskets, clay, metal, stone, unlimited expression, a freedom unfound during wood, scratchboard, spectacular handcrafted everyday life. Her sculptures are a testament jewelry, exceptional photography and much more. that art has no borders, no discrimination; The festival also combines fine art with an it is a universal language, a language of love. extensive collection of domestic and imported The initial steps are more technical, ensuring wines for tasting. For $10, patrons receive an a proper base for the figure that will soon emerge, engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets; but as each piece evolves, a kind of respect starts allowing them to walk the streets of Downtown to take form. The end result is a true masterpiece Carefree sipping fine wines, surrounded by that captivates the viewer and transcends them phenomenal art and listening to live musical throughout a spectrum of human emotion. entertainment. In addition to the breathtaking works of The 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, more than 150 other juried Wine Festival runs 10am–5pm each day. For fine artists from throughout the United States and additional information, call 480.837.5637 or visit abroad will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and ink; impressive

“Taking My Place”, 60”x48” acrylic by Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix

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Golf Tournament To Benefit Caring Corps


Golf enthusiasts of every level are invited to participate in the Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Foothills Caring Corps (FCC). The event is slated for Monday, November 20, at the Mirabel Golf Club with festivities beginning at 8:30am. 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. For information, to register, volunteer or become a sponsor, call 480.488.1105 or visit

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This year, the Town of Carefree plans to build upon the decadelong tradition of the Carefree Christmas Festival — and expand the holiday season while also furthering community and business involvement. Preserving the sense of community for locals while also showcasing all the color and beauty of Carefree to new visitors will be a key focal point of the expanded Carefree Christmas Festival. The seasonal celebration is set to run from December 1–23, and will include highlights like an official tree lighting at the iconic Carefree Sundial, a new 35-foot Alpine slide, Carefree Snow Village (featuring real snow), an open-air Carefree Christmas Market, comedy show, music and a new daytime community parade. “The expanded footprint will allow for even more visitors to enjoy the festivities over an extended period,” said Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “This will complement typical business hours and also provide a platform for nonprofits from all over the desert foothills area to engage with the community and showcase their cause.” Evenings in the enchanting, four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens will be adorned with a professional holiday light display. Meanwhile, the daytime hours will be better positioned for the community parade December 9 — while also allowing for more community involvement, reduced safety risks and enhanced exposure of Carefree’s pedestrianfriendly business district. There will also be special appearances by singer-songwriter Ryan Sims ( December 9 and comedian-actor Jill Kimmel (, who is the little sister of the late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel will pay a tribute to vets and first responders by performing a comedy show just for them. Admission will be an unwrapped toy for the annual toy drive, which supports children of a family selected by the Foothills Foodbank and delivered by Rural Metro firefighters. It all adds up to a truly enchanting expansion of the Carefree Christmas Festival — and the sign of even better, bigger, cooler things to come. “We anticipate this event becoming one of the most-attended and revered holiday traditions in the North East Valley,” said Peterson. “We look forward to seeing it grow and evolve, year after year.” For direct inquiries on how to become a sponsor, parade participant or vendor, contact the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3866. Visit for more details.

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The Kiwanis Club of Carefree, a service organization and nonprofit, recently donated $31,500 to Cave Creek Unified School District, Foothills Academy and Annunciation Catholic School to fund Digital Citizen Academy (DCA). Digital Citizen Academy is designed with grade specific modules for kindergarten through 12th grade, that appropriately and effectively communicates safe practices for digital citizenship and digital reputation, while providing tools and lessons on cyberbullying, sexting and digital cheating. “As technology is an integral part of our society, it is imperative that our children learn about the influence of technology in their lives and how to use it to their advantage, while avoiding negative pitfalls,” says Geno Orrico, president of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree. The funding provided by Carefree Kiwanis will allow DCA programs to be implemented in the schools this fall. More than 3,000 students in elementary, middle school and high school will benefit. “We are excited to roll out our second year working with Digital Citizen Academy,” said Bill Dolezal, principal of Sonoran Trails Middle School. “Even more so, I am thrilled that our high school has joined in educating our parents, staff and students in the importance of digital citizenship and maintaining a positive digital footprint.” The program was piloted at Sonoran Trails Middle School in fall 2016–spring 2017 and it showed both qualitative and quantitative success. The number of office referrals from technology related incidents dropped by more than 50 percent, while teachers reported a noticeable difference in their normal classroom management with disruptions due to technology. This will be the first year that Cactus Shadows High School will offer Digital Citizen Academy’s programs to its students grades 9–12, teachers and parents. “We are so grateful to Carefree Kiwanis for supporting our schools. Funding DCA for our kids, families and faculty will be instrumental in providing education on the potential pitfalls of students’ digital legacy,” said Aaron Pettinato, dean of students, Cactus Shadows High School. Digital Citizen Academy supports schools, school districts and organizations with affordable research-based prevention and diversion programs. To learn more about Digital Citizen Academy and its founder and director, Dr. Lisa Strohman, visit www. Learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Carefree at


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Concert Event To Benefit Jubilate Christ Church Composers Guild presents a “Composers in Concert” event to benefit the Jubilate Music Program Saturday, October 21, from 3–5:30pm, at the Christ Anglican Church, 35500 North Cave Creek Road in Carefree. The classical music performance will feature young Arizona composers, including composers from the “Composer and Composition” program series conducted by instructor Bethany Brown, manager of Education, Youth, and Community Programs for Arizona Musicfest. The first half of the concert will include children’s compositions from youth instrumentalists and singers, as well as a string quartet piece. Following intermission, the second half of the concert will include different styles of music written by adult composers. A string quartet written by Brown will be among those works. The Jubilate Music Program aims to enhance the lives of children through music by cultivating an open and inviting performing arts curriculum. “Local support and interest has been vital to the Jubilate Music Program. We invite the community to spend an afternoon enjoying classical music pieces from local musicians of all ages,” said instructor Laya Field, a classically trained violinist and opera singer. Admission entrance is a $5 donation with proceeds going to the Jubilate Music Program. For more information, contact Laya at 480.993.6147. To learn more about Christ Anglican Church, call 480.488.0525 or visit

Brain health is in the news and receiving a great deal of attention. A healthy active brain is as important as having a strong heart in overall good physical health. Contributors to a healthful brain are stimulating social activity, stretching intellectual curiosity, eating a brain food diet, good sleep, smart exercises and maintaining the right conscious and sub-conscious attitude. This year’s Healthy Brain Expo II offers nine stimulating workshops at Holland Community Center with speakers from HonorHealth Longevity Institute and Barrow Neurological Institute among others. Topics include the relationship between good brain health and sex to understanding the impact of diet, sleep or physical exercise on brain health. Hear about current brain research and other “hot topics” on the mind. Experience how Reiki, Tai Chi, Qigong and hypnosis can help with stress and healing. Integrate new strategies for brain health and learn how brain/body dynamics can redefine aging. Workshop topics and speakers at Healthy Brain Expo II: • Sex and the Brain — Glynnis Zieman, MD


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• Hot Topics on the Brain — James Stoehr, PhD • The Science behind the Brain — Kari Johnson, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC • Impact of Diet, Sleep & Exercise on Brain Health — Alexis McNeil, NMD • Tai Chi & Qigong—Benefits for the Brain — Bina Bou, Certified Instructor, Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi • Protecting & Nurturing Your Brain — Casey Erickson, MS, LAT, ATC • Brain & Body Dynamics: Redefine Aging — Judah Page, Certified Somatic and Brain Health Coach • Integrative Strategies for Brain Health — Lindsay Thomas, MSN, RN

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• Techniques for Stress Reduction & Healing: Reiki and Hypnosis — Paula Dieck, MSCCC-SLP Certified Hypnotist and Reiki Master Expo sponsors include HonorHealth Longevity Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Lone Mountain Memory Care, Paradise Valley Community College and CITYSunTimes newspaper. Advance registration is recommended; $20 advance, $30 at door. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. The Healthy Brain Expo is hosted by the Foothills Community Foundation’s MindQuest Speakers Series. For additional information or registration, call 480.488.1090 or visit


Creepy & Kooky: DFT Brings Addams Family To The Stage The Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy, October 7–15. Wednesday Addams, darling daughter of Gomez and Morticia, has fallen in love. It is difficult to decide which is worse — that their baby is growing up or that her boyfriend is “normal.” The beloved Addams Family comes to life on stage in this ghoulishly fun musical. The Addams Family, featuring a cast ages 13–19, will be presented at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater, 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.488.1981 or visit


MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

MAYOR Town of Cave Creek 480.488.1400

Well here we are, October, a time when the high temperatures of summer begin to abate. The sun goes down and it immediately begins to feel a little more pleasant. A time when a dry 80 degrees feels downright chilly. The change is welcome. With these changes come more outdoor activities. October 18 and 19 is the Taste of Cave Creek at Stagecoach Village. This is an event you really don’t want to miss! Music, food and a chance to just enjoy some of what the area has to offer. New this year is the VIP Experience:

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• Each day at 5pm, 50 reservations are available for The Craft Beer VIP Experience, which will include a pairing of four craft beers and four culinary masterpieces by executive chef Carlos Marquez of Indigo Crow and a master brewer.



• Each day at 7pm, 50 reservations are available for The Fine Wine VIP Experience, which will include a pairing of four wines and four exquisite samplings from executive chef Brett Vibber of Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine and sommelier extraordinaire. VIP Experience tickets are $50 (cash/check) or $52.50 for credit card transactions. Reserve tickets today by visiting the Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, #144, (at Stagecoach Village) in Cave Creek, or calling 480.575.6624. On-line tickets may be purchased at or at On October 28 is Cave Creek Wicked, a Halloween themed event for the children during the day with the “adults” taking over the night. As usual there is bull riding at the Buffalo Chip on Wednesday and Friday nights and there is live music all over town. All in all, a great time to enjoy Cave Creek before all of the fall color changes — including the “license plates.” So, come on out and have some fun!

Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction 2017 Online auction will help feed hungry in need The annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction 2017 will honor World Hunger Day Friday, October 20, and will be held at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek, from 11am–1pm. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, this year the organization is adding a new feature to its Empty Bowls event. An auction will be on the food bank’s website,, which gives people the opportunity to bid on 60 fine art and craft items donated by renowned local artists. See Foothills Empty Bowls, page 34

Smallcakes Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Thursday, September 7, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Smallcakes Cave Creek. Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery opened its doors in Cave Creek March 4, 2017. The bakery offers fresh baked gourmet cupcakes and homemade, small batch ice cream. Owners, Matt and Carlie look forward to meeting their neighbors. Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is located at 28255 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 5, in Cave Creek. For more information, call the store at 480.781.2952 or visit

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Foothills Empty Bowls, continued from page 32 “We are excited to offer this auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,” says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout, but this year we will take Empty Bowls to a new level with the online auction.” Carole Perry and Robin Ray, two highly regarded Sonoran Arts League artists, brought Empty Bowls to the northern desert foothills to benefit Foothills Food Bank more than 17 years ago. Perry says that online bidding began September 20 and will be available to bidders throughout the celebration, and that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center to support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance.

Robin Ray’s Ceramics Boost Empty Bowls Event

Robin Ray mastered her craft while teaching visual arts to students of all ages for more than 26 years. However, as an accomplished painter and ceramics expert, she also took the time to help bring the 17-year-old Empty Bowls Lunch event to the northern desert foothills. For the first five years, she gathered artists and friends to create ceramic bowls in the ceramic department of a high school. And, every year since, like clockwork, a cadre of ceramic lovers gets together at her studio in early September to make bowls for the October fund-raiser. Her leadership has resulted in thousands of additional bowls for the annual event. Ray, owner of Robin’s Nest in Cave Creek, produces her own beautiful paintings, ceramics and murals for people from around the world. However, when it comes to creating distinctive ceramic bowls for the event, which benefits Foothills Food Bank, her peers and students love working on the bowls which will help focus people on hunger in the world. “These special bowls will be filled with pasta at the Empty Bowls Lunch,” says Ray. “The amount of pasta that fills each bowl roughly matches the amount of calories a homeless person is provided in a single meal.”

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. The Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2017 is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral, Marjon Ceramics and Laguna Clay. Other donors are Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items. For more information, call 480.488.1145 or visit


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Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA) and a Town of Cave Creek signature event, the 15th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days is set for Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. Festivities will include a Battle of the Bars Bull Riding Competition, Wild West Days Parade, mutton bustin’, half pie eating contest, tomato toss, pig races, gold nugget hunt, gun fights, a dance and much more. Organizers of Wild West Days are seeking parade entrants, event participants, contestants, sponsors and more. Evelyn Johnson, CCMEA president and event chair, says that volunteers are also needed for a variety of roles. “This is the perfect opportunity to lend a hand and show off what Cave Creek is all about.” For questions about volunteering for Wild West Days events, send an email to or visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek. com and click on the “Volunteer” link. Registration forms for the Parade, Mutton Bustin’ and Battle of the Bars are also available on the website.



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October Feature Events At The Library The Desert Foothills Library “feature events” in October boast everything from book and film discussions to antique appraisals and an author’s event and more. The Woman in Gold: The Unforgettable Masterpiece Saturday, October 14; 10:30am–12:30pm A fascinating update on an extraordinary story about the Klimt paintings stolen by the Nazis from the Bloch-Bauer family’s grand palais in Vienna in l940, and returned to Marie Altmann, the last direct heir of the Bloch-Bauer family. This lecture includes an update on the progress being made in the Nazi art restitution processes internationally. Mary F. Cook will tell the story. Cook is a member of the International Foundation for Art Research, who, through its Art Loss Register, maintains the largest data bank of stolen art in the world. The cost is $5; call to register. Author Showcase Tuesday, October 24; 10–11:30am Join four local authors as they briefly tell their stories and discuss their books, which will be available for sale and signing. Books range from $10 to $20. Bring cash or checks. Cake and tea will be provided to celebrate the authors. Call to register.

• Appetite, by Sheila Grinell. When Jenn announces she’s marrying an Indian guru, her parents sense a disaster in the making. Will a clash between generations tear their family apart? Realist and engrossing. • Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders, by Linda Valdez. A memoir that sheds new light on the southern border and Mexican immigration. Two lovers fate through a mistranslated wedding ceremony and a mighty barrier. Inspiring, heartfelt and funny. • Seasonal Allergy Solution, by Dr. Jake Psenka. Kiss allergies goodbye. Target the root cause of seasonal allergies and be free of allergy medication. Highly detailed, providing invaluable information. • From the Back Wood Of Canada, by Yvonne Pallini. A true story of an orphan girl from Quebec. Her struggles to survive and determination to overcome many adversities. Denotes courage and faith. Antique & Collectible Appraisal Show Saturday, October 28; 12:30–3pm Art & Antiques expert Elena Kohn will provide informal appraisals on antiques and collectibles. Categories of accepted objects include fine art, furniture (small pieces), ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry and antiques. Appraisals limited to the first 40 registered. Registration is limited to two items per person; call to register. All proceeds benefit the Library. Questions? Call 480.203.2311 or send an email to Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek. All events are free, except where noted. To register for events, call 480.488.2286. For additional information, visit


October Chamber Events

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event held the second Wednesday of every month. The next Chamber Mixer will be held Wednesday, October 11, 5:30–7pm. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). The mixer will be held at Carefree Floors, 6718 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. To learn more about Carefree Floors, call 480.515.9999 or visit The Chamber will hold its monthly Business Breakfast Thursday, October 26, from 7:30–9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek ( Join Chamber members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The cost to attend is $8 for members and $15 for non-members. To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit


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Ask The Pros: “How Long Will My A/C Last?” ProSkill offers free in-home proposal – fall promotion

more than a short-term solution.” The second reason, says Tyler, is preventative replacement. “Often, home owners know that their system is nearing the end of its effective life. They will notice that the system is getting loud, inefficient or see a string of minor failures. Replacing systems before a major failure is the best way to make a sound investment. This gives home owners the time to get several proposals, take advantage of seasonal discounts and be comfortable through the entire process.” Ringe invites those whose system may be on its last leg to call for a free in-home proposal and take advantage of this year’s Trane Fall Promotion starting in September, which features cash discounts of up to $2,245, or great financing options. ProSkill Plumbing, Heating & Air services Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Glendale, New River, North Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, Trilogy and Vistancia. For additional information, call 480.757.5722 or visit

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As another hot Arizona summer nears an end, many prudent home owners may wonder, “How long will my A/C last?” The owners of ProSkill Plumbing, Heating & Air, Tyler and Travis Ringe, say that while system life span can vary depending upon factors such as proper installation, maintenance and brand, system manufacturers tend to agree that the average life span is 13-15 years in the Arizona climate. At that age, failures will become more prevalent/costly and shrewd home owners would start budgeting for replacement. So, that answer begs the question, “When do I replace my A/C?” “At ProSkill, we recommend system replacement for two specific reasons,” says Tyler Ringe. “The first reason is due to a major mechanical failure. Major failures would include the compressor or refrigeration coils. Large repairs like these often cost thousands of dollars. We believe your money is better spent on a new energy efficient system, rather than on a major repair that may not prove to be




Agave Furniture & Doors Now Open In Cave Creek Agave Furniture & Doors, a family owned and operated business with more than 20 years of experience in the Valley, announced that it is now in Cave Creek. The company sells pots, accessories, cantera fountains and custom furniture pieces in mesquite, copper and wrought iron. Agave can also create unique custom pieces with reclaimed wood to make a one-of-a-kind piece for the home. Agave believes that the first impression is everything, which is why the team specializes in custom iron doors and gates. The owners invite area residents to stop in and visit the showroom store and let Agave “make their dream piece a reality, with better quality and the best prices in the Valley.” Agave Furniture is located at 6070 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.7828.

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Soroptimist To Host Annual Spaghetti Dinner


Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills invites residents to join them October 10 for its 40th Annual Spaghetti Dinner. For the past 15 years, Harold’s Corral has provided a dinner that includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, coffee, tea and lemonade. Adult tickets are $15 and children are $7. Children under 5 years of age are free with a paid adult ticket. Tickets will be available in advance from one of the Soroptimist members or at the door. Harrold’s Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. This fun-filled event also includes a silent auction and raffle. For information, call Carolyn at 602.568. 5005 or visit

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Cave Creek Wicked – All Day & All Night Save the date of Saturday, October 28, for Cave Creek Wicked. The communitywide event will feature costume contests, horses, kids, pets, food and drink, trickor-treating and pumpkin carving during the daytime hours (11am–4pm). From 6pm–2am, enjoy a bar crawl at Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway Roadhouse, Hideaway Grill, Big Earls Greasy Eats, Cave Creek Smokehouse. For complete information, visit

Sherry Vogler, a long-time employee of the breakfast and lunch establishment, has purchased Oak’s Diner & Flapjacks in historic Cave Creek. Vogler, who worked for the business for more than 12 years, has been in the restaurant industry for more than four decades. The new owner plans to make several changes to the popular diner. One of the additions will be beautiful pies in an assortment of flavors, created by Bare Bake Shop. Customers can order a whole pie or purchase a slice. Vogler also is adding complimentary coffee and tea outside on weekends and is bringing in the work of local artists including jewelry by Cat Magik Creations, among others. Oak’s Diner and Flapjacks is located at 6219 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.5704.

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center Races For Cancer The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Cave Creek-Carefree is set for October 14 from 6pm–2am and Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, an event partner, will be part of the action at Black Mountain Elementary School. The physical address of the school is 33606 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center participants will meet at the track and walk it through the night. To serve as a relay team member, enter online at www.foothillsfoodbank. com. To make a donation, visit the Foothills Food Bank website and click on the Cave Creek Relay for Life tab, or send a check to the American Cancer Society in the name of the Foothills Food Bank. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/rflcavecreek or

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FOREVER FAMILIES / BY CLINT WILLIAMS Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

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Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment each week between 5-6am on Channel 12 (KPNX). You can also view previously aired stories at For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids at 602.930.4900, or visit

AASK Adds Live Online Chat For Foster Families An online guide for Arizona’s foster families is now even more useful with a livechat feature that connects users to an experienced bilingual social worker. “Nearly half of the more than 16,000 children in foster care are placed with relatives, what the state refers to as unlicensed kinship families,” says Ron Adelson, CEO of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “Most kinship families tell the same story: A worker with the Arizona Department of Child Safety drops off a child and some paperwork, and leaves behind countless unanswered questions. “We built Arizona Family Resources ( as a website where all foster parents, licensed and unlicensed, can get answers to many of those questions, and we’re adding a live-chat feature that provides help from a real person in real time,” Adelson says. A grant from the T.W. Lewis Foundation allows AASK to hire a social worker to act as what Adelson calls “a virtual concierge” to guide users through the website. Foster parents can also use the live chat function to ask questions about dealing with the foster care system that may not be addressed on the website. Information currently available on the website includes links to resources for clothing, school supplies and other needs. There are also tips for dealing with the Arizona Department of Child Safety, the school system and family court.

Night of Hope Returns This November Fundraiser supports children in Haiti Save the date and make plans now to support an evening that can truly make a difference in the lives of children in Haiti. Join Chances for Children for the 6th Annual Night of Hope for dinner and dancing at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Saturday, November 11. This year’s theme is “Message in Bottle.” Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail type attire. Chances for Children was started by Scottsdale resident Kathi Juntunen who went on a trip to Haiti with her husband Craig and returned to Arizona in 2005 deeply impacted by the level of poverty experienced by young children. Juntunen and her husband adopted three children from Haiti 11 years ago and then decided to create the nonprofit Chances for Children. Now president and founder of the organization, Juntunen has opened an orphanage in Haiti, created a feeding program, opened a pediatric medical clinic, started a vocational program for young adults and formed an adoption program. Chances for Children also wanted to look for ways to keep children with their families, and created a works program that currently employs women with jobs making jewelry and sewing — upping these women’s average income of $2 a day to $150 a month. Night of Hope is the organization’s main source of revenue. Last year, the event raised a record $600,000, but it

hopes to raise even more money this year to continue to fund and grow its current programs, and to create new ones as well. “Chances for Children feeds almost 3,000 children who normally would go hungry and might die of starvation,” said Juntunen. “We hope by raising more than $700,000 this year we can feed 4,000 children next year and expand some of our programs so that we can help these kids to have a better future.” Chances for Children is also honored to have former MLB player and current ESPN baseball analyst Aaron Boone as the evening’s Master of Ceremony. Boone and his wife, Laura adopted two children from Chances for Children. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with cocktails, followed by festivities, including a three-course meal at 7pm. Additionally, on the afternoon of Friday, November 10, and the morning of Saturday, November 11, Chances for Children will host an event for families with children adopted through their programs. The children will get to participate in fun activities and reconnect with others adopted from Haiti and participate in cultural classes, where the children can learn more about their heritage. Tickets for the charity dinner are $150 per ticket for adults and $50 each for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at

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Sixteen-year-old Taylor is good with his hands — whether he is holding drumsticks or a wrench. During a guitar lesson with instructor Sam Sultan at Scottsdale Music Academy, Taylor goes from strumming a six-string to pounding a drum kit, and sounding pretty good at it. And he has never had formal lessons. He acquired his musical skills through osmosis hanging out with musicians and by watching YouTube videos. “I like to learn new things,” Taylor says. He recently built a BMX bicycle and does repairs to keep it rolling. “He has always been into tools,” says Tabitha, Taylor’s adult sister. “He is very hands-on.” Tabitha, who entered the foster care system when Taylor did, has aged out of the system.

Taylor is applying himself in his high school classes to prepare for a career as a first responder. “I’ve been wanting to be a firefighter since I was about four years old,” Taylor says. Firefighters help people, Taylor says, and that appeals to him. That choice suits Taylor’s personality, says Tabitha. “He is protective of everyone he cares about,” she says. His protective nature means Taylor would do well in forever family with younger children, says Brianna Rossi, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids. Taylor says he wants his forever family to be comfortable with him maintaining his relationships with members of his biological family. Tabitha also hopes for that in Taylor’s forever family. “He has a niece,” Tabitha says, “and she very much loves him.”



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JFCS To Offer Memory Café



Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) announced a series of monthly Memory Cafés for those with memory loss and their care partners. The events will be held at Beth El Congregation, 1118 West Glendale Avenue in Phoenix, on the first Thursday of each month, beginning November 2, from 10–11:30am. The challenges of living with memory loss can strain or even sever social connection at a time when it is needed most. Memory Cafés are a way that individuals with memory loss and their care companions are coming together to make new friendships and support one another. Few opportunities for this type of gathering are available in Central Phoenix. Kathy Rood, manager of Jewish and Older Adult Programing at JFCS, is planning to help fill that void by offering a JFCS Memory Café in North Central Phoenix.

The Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners. Each month will have a new theme and will include meaningful and fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies. A diagnosis of dementia is not required to attend. The November 2 event is billed as an ice cream social with musical entertainment and an opportunity to sing along. Socialization is a key component to the cafés, as they are meant to be a place to relax, meet others and have fun. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. The cafe is limited to 15 pairs of care partners. To register, send an e-mail to kathy.rood@ or call 602.452.4627.

Cannabis Conference & Expo Comes To Phoenix The international climate for cannabis will be the topic of conversation when the former president of Mexico, Vincente Fox, provides the keynote address for the third annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo (SWCC) taking place in Downtown Phoenix. “We are honored to have Fox headline our event. Mexico is already taking more advanced federal action to implement a successful and inclusive medical marijuana program. On a local and national level, we need to work together with countries like Mexico and Canada to properly regulate and expand our programs,” stated event co-founder Demitri Downing. Fox represents a fundamental paradigm shift in Latin American policy, Downing explained. “Mexico’s federal government recently reclassified marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug, and is now inviting American companies to conduct medical marijuana research at universities in Mexico,” he said. The SWCC Expo will bring together more than 200 exhibitors, the Arizona medical marijuana industry, international leaders, renowned industry entrepreneurs and thousands of professionals from across the country with a full slate of business-to-business networking and educational workshops. The educational business and health expo kicks off with an Entrepreneur Investor and Employee workshop day Thursday, October 12, from 10am–5pm. The exhibitor hall and SWCC Expo officially opens to the public, Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, from 10am–5pm, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North 3rd Street, in Downtown Phoenix. General admission is $50 per day, workshops and special events require additional registration. For tickets or information, call 877.775.1568 or visit

Walk, Run Or Wag: Help End HIV/AIDS

AIDS Walk Arizona & Fun Run is Arizona’s largest and only grassroots charity fundraiser in Phoenix benefitting Aunt Rita’s Foundation and 16 agency partners that provide prevention education, testing and essential services to those affected by HIV and AIDS. Over the past decade, AIDS Walk Arizona has inspired tens of thousands of people to walk and donate, raising over a million dollars to combat HIV and AIDS. These funds remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care and advocacy programs Aunt Rita’s Foundation and the partner agencies provide for the thousands of men, women and families affected by the disease in Metro Phoenix. There are several fun ways that residents can participate in this year’s AIDS Walk Arizona. Whether looking to run or just a casual stroll, everyone may participate — even the family dog can help raise awareness and funds. Gather friends, family, pets, co-workers and community to form a team to participate in the Walk to End HIV. This year, the event hopes to raise over $300,000. All participants will receive this year’s AIDS Walk Arizona commemorative T-Shirt. To register or for information, call 602.904.6001 or visit

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Oct. 8

Loudon Wainwright III Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 11

Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 1 – Nov. 5

Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze

Oct. 13


Andrew Bird

Mesa Arts Center; 480.644.6500

Tolmachoff Farms; 602.999.3276



Oct. 13

Chris Tucker Celebrity Theatre; 602.267.1600, Ext. 1

Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Oct. 6–8

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert Oct. 4

The Phoenix Symphony; 602.495.1999

Photo: Ian Rees

Seaway Nile Theater;

Depend on Me

Oct. 4

Brelby Theatre

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Father John Misty


Shawn Colvin Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 13–15

Pops: A Broadway Celebration

Orpheum Theatre

133rd Annual Arizona State Fair

Oct. 6–29

Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Oct. 5–7

State Fair Grounds; 602.252.6771

The Three Musketeers

Annual Arizona Dance Festival Tempe Center for the Arts; 480.962.4584

Oct. 13-28 Southwest Shakespeare Company; 480.435.6868


Oct. 13–29

Oct. 5–22

Chapter Two

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Arizona Theatre Company; 602.256.6995

Fountain Hills Theater; 480.837.9661


Oct. 13 – Nov. 5 Oct. 7

Natalia Lafourcade ASU Gammage; 480.965.3434

Oct. 7

Tour de Fat Oct. 6

Music in the Garden: Mother Road Trio

Tempe Beach Park tour-de-fat/city/tempe

Irma Thomas & Blind Boys of Alabama

Oct. 6

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum PanaMonk, add:; 480.478.6000

Oct. 6–7

Otsukimi: 18th Annual Japanese Moon Viewing Festival Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden; 602.291.9209

Switzerland Theatre Artists Studio; 602.765.0120

Oct. 13 – Nov. 11

Man of La Mancha Arizona Broadway Theatre; 623.776.8400

Oct. 14

T.S. Monk: Monk on Monk Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 7

Desert Botanical Garden; 480.481.8188

PanaMonk – The Nash’s 5th Anniversary


Oct. 13–14

Oct. 6–28


Oct. 7–15

The Addams Family Musical Desert Foothills Theater; 480.488.1981

Oct. 7–31

Haunted Corn Maze: AZ Field of Screams Tolmachoff Farms; 623.386.1301

Oct. 18

NAT GEO: View From Above Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 27

Comerica Theatre

Day of the Dead Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 19–22

Oct. 27

Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My! Center Dance Ensemble a Herberger Theater Center; 602.252.8497

Oct. 20

The English Beat Musical Instrument Museum

Regina Carter Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 27 – Nov. 12

Seven Guitars by August Wilson Black Theatre Troupe at Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center; 602.258.8129

Oct. 21–22

Oct. 28

Hercules vs. Vampires

Malpaso Dance Company

Arizona Opera at Symphony Hall; 602.266.7464

ASU Gammage North Valley cover photo: Nir Arieli

Oct. 21 – Nov. 12



Oct. 19

Andre Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra

Oct. 28

Tomás and the Library Lady

Joe Bonamassa

Childsplay at Tempe Center for the Arts; 480.350.2822

Comerica Theatre

Oct. 24

EnduroCross Extreme Motorcycle Racing

Oct. 28

Las Migas Musical Instrument Museum

WestWorld of Scottsdale


Oct. 28 – Nov. 19

Valley Youth Theatre at Herberger Theater Center

31 Oct. 25

Regina Spektor Celebrity Theatre

Oct. 25

Sarah Jarosz Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 26

Music in the Garden: Walt Richardson & Friends

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Madagascar, A Musical Adventure

Desert Botanical Garden

Oct. 26–29


Swan Lake Ballet Arizona at Symphony Hall; 602.381.1096

26 Oct. 26 – Nov. 4

A Vampire Tale Scorpius Dance Theatre Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre; 602.254.2151

Photo: Reg Madison Photography

Oct. 31 – Nov. 5

The Woman in Black Playhouse on the Park; 602.734.5734

Oct. 31 – Nov. 5

Something Rotten! ASU Gammage

Nov. 2

Flamenco Legends: Paco de Lucia Project Photo: Rose Torres

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Herberger Opens Memories In October The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) invites the public to the free opening reception for Memories of October and November, an exhibit of two- and three-dimensional art, on First Friday, October 6, 5:30-7pm. Meet the artists; enjoy music and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge. Guest curated by Hazel Stone and featuring 22 Arizona artists, the art in this exhibit represents meaningful, authentic and creative recollections about the months of October and November. The artwork is on display and available for Colleen Gyori, “Autumn Echoes” purchase through November 27. A portion of each sale benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Gallery hours are weekdays, 10am–5pm, during performances and by appointment. Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/Fifth Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. The Herberger Theater Center is located at 222 East Monroe in Downtown Phoenix. For information, call 602.252.8497 or visit

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A pair of tickets to the Valley Youth Theatre production of Madagascar: Kelly Flint of Scottsdale

Break Out The Lederhosen: Oktoberfest Returns To Tempe

LDV Winery Prepares For Annual Harvest Festival

Grand Culinary Experience Returns This Fall

The Food & Wine Experience (AZFWE) presented by Cadillac returns for a third year, and is set for Salt River Fields, Saturday and Sunday November 4–5, 1–4pm. The AZFWE Grand Tasting is the anchor element that showcases gourmet samples from more than 60 restaurants over two days in two pavilions, plus a schedule of lively cooking demonstrations and tastings of industry-leading wines, spirits and craft beer. This year’s event will feature special guest Martha Stewart and the “Martha Stewart Experience” November 4. Mi-Ai Parrish, president and publisher of Republic Media, said, “azcentral Food & Wine Experience has carved its spot on the culinary scene and now is also the model for the USA Today Network Food and Wine Experience event series occurring in other markets as well. With R Entertainment, we’ve made history, and this year we’re happy to welcome Cadillac again as presenting sponsor, along with sponsors AJ’s Fine Foods, Monark SubZero/Wolf, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Hensley. They have demonstrated a confidence in this culinary concept, and together, we all have created a grand culinary experience.” Tickets for the two-day event are available at www.foodandwine.azcentral. com and include a variety of price and experience levels — from Grand Tasting tickets to Private Dining Experience.

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LDV Winery, located at 6951 East 1st Street in Scottsdale, is getting ready for its third annual Harvest Festival. Held Saturday, October 28, from 11am–7pm, attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest. Guests will enjoy a glass of wine of choice, as well as an LDV logo wine glass. Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Those who attend can also participate in grape stomping. There will be a BBQ from 12–5pm, as well as live music all day on the patio at LDV Wine Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale. The cost to attend is $40 for early registration for the general public and $45 on the day of the festival. LDV Sky Islander Wine Club members can purchase tickets for $35. To register, visit and search “LDV Winery Harvest Festival.” For additional information, visit

Tempe Sister Cities will host its 45th annual Oktoberfest event this month — the Four Peaks Oktoberfest will be held at Tempe Town Lake October 13–15. The outdoor Bavarian-themed festival will feature German style fare as well as food vendors offering everything from lobster mac and cheese to street tacos to traditional festival food. Attendees can enjoy live music and a Kinderfest for family fun and entertainment, filled with games and activities for kids and adults young at heart. New this year: 4v4 Soccer Tournament, Friday Karaoke, Superheroes Sunday and more. The Tempe Oktoberfest is an annual fundraiser with proceeds used to send Tempe high school students to cities all around the world each year. Tempe Sister Cities is an internationally recognized nonprofit, awarded multiple times for its promotion of multiculturalism. Funds raised also help bring more than 36 high school students and teachers from international cities to Tempe for five weeks each year. Admission is free, but VIP package tickets are available. Oktoberfest runs Friday 5pm–12am; Saturday 12pm–12am; and Sunday 12–6pm. For additional information, visit




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Gabriel’s Angels Announces Program Expansion



Gabriel’s Angels, a nonprofit organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children, announced an innovative program expansion in August — Animals, Books and Children (ABC). ABC utilizes Animal-Assisted Reading Activities to both increase literacy competencies, and work to improve the core behaviors of attachment, affiliation, confidence, empathy, respect, self-regulation and tolerance that Gabriel’s Angels has always focused on. The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD, part of the National Institute of Health), reports that nearly 40 percent of at-risk fourth graders read below basic levels. For children, reading difficulties lead to these core behaviors: social and emotional problems, including despair, difficulties with attachment, depression and anxiety. By incorporating activities designed to improve these behaviors, the ABC program can directly address these issues while also improving the child’s reading skills. A study by University of California–Davis confirmed young students who read out loud to dogs improved their reading skills by 12 percent over the course of a 10-week program, while children in the

same program who didn’t read to dogs showed no improvement. Reading to a dog can enhance self-esteem, improve vocabulary, motivate speech, increase knowledge and build confidence. Gabriel’s Angels’ Animals, Books, and Children (ABC) program will service schools that serve at-risk children and provide literacy testing. School staff will identify children that would most benefit from individual reading practice in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Pet therapy teams will visit the school weekly, seeing children individually during a one-hour session — focusing on improving reading skills, comprehension and speed, as well as developing core social behaviors. The series will have a 12- to 16-week duration. During each session, the individual child will have time to feel comfortable, work directly on reading skills and engage in fun behavioral development activities. Each series concludes with a celebration and certificate ceremony. Pet therapy teams will administer the San Diego Quick Assessment and all schools will be required to provide state or district pre- and post-reading test scores so that Gabriel’s Angels can assess program efficacy. For information, call 602.266.0875 or visit

School choice is abundant in Arizona, which leaves parents with the overwhelming task of selecting the best school that meets their child’s individual learning style. There’s never been a better time to consider PVSchools in your school selection process. For more than 100 years, PVSchools has provided state-of-the-art technology coupled with DR. JAMES P. LEE cutting-edge programs to meet the learning Paradise Valley Unified School District needs of all students. Our Journey of Excellence is evident with our commitment to provide our students with quality teachers and outstanding programs. We only hire teachers who are certified and highly qualified. PVSchools continually invests in programs to provide students with the ability to experience cutting-edge and innovative learning to discover their interests. Some of our noteworthy programs include: • The K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme challenges students and encourages both personal and academic achievement. • North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) provides an outlet for students to express their creative passions in dance, theater, visual arts or music technology. NVAA provides a well-rounded seamless education for student in 5th-12th grades. Learn more at •

Leading education expert Dr. James Delisle said, “Why not start with the best? If you’re looking for the ‘complete package’ on how to serve gifted children, PVSchools is the Holy Grail you seek.” Learn more about our Gifted programs from preschool to high school at

• Desert Shadows Elementary is the only school in the Valley that offers Suzuki Strings (violin) as part of the curriculum. Learn more at • Students need to be academically prepared with the 21st century skill set to compete and succeed in a global marketplace. Learn more about Sandpiper’s Spanish Immersion and Whispering Wind’s Mandarin Immersion at • Our Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology provides high school students with the opportunity to study one of three specialized disciplines — bioscience, computer science or engineering. Learn more at • NEW for the 2018-19 school year! Pinnacle Peak Preparatory, which currently offers pre-k-7th grade, will add 8th grade classes. Even if you don’t live in the PVSchools boundaries, you can still attend one of our 45 schools through open enrollment. Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted until January 21, with Early Bird applications due by December 1. Let your child’s Journey of Excellence begin at PVSchools. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning signature programs and open enrollment options, visit or call 602.449.2000.

New Program Explores Where Food Comes From

Hickman’s Family Farms, Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Farm Bureau have partnered to teach students about agriculture. Arizona Cardinals player #44 Markus Golden is the spokesperson for “From Farm to Football,” a free, fun and interactive program designed teach kids about where their food comes from and to hear directly from Arizona farmers who grow it. By using football, the hope is to give students a real-life example of how agriculture impacts their lives daily. This program is geared towards teachers and students K-12 and runs from October–December. The hope is to enroll 20,000 students this year. Each month students will hear from Golden and an Arizona farmer or rancher. Teachers are given lesson plans that focus on Hickman’s Family Farm eggs and other crops. From Farm to Football offers students and teachers a unique curriculum package that brings agriculture into the classroom while continuing to meet State Academic Standards. To sign up, teachers may visit and look for the “Agriculture-in-the-Classroom” link. Markus Golden and Funky, the Hickman’s mascot

Woodfield Offers Beautiful Escape From Valley Summers

Country Bliss Celebrates Grand Opening Country Bliss Boutique & Home Furnishings in Pinetop is celebrating its grand opening. The boutique specializes in unique and one-of-a-kind finds for the home, or gifts for family and friends. From vintage to shabby chic, rustic and more, the store also carries a variety of beautiful new and repurposed furniture below retail prices. They are open year-round and every day from 10am–6pm and showcase items for every season — holiday and celebration. The owner, Paulette Davis, also offers office, home staging and decorating services. The boutique is located at 1665 East White Mountain Boulevard in Pinetop, right next to Charlie Clarks restaurant. To learn more, find the boutique on Facebook or call 928.551.8577.

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Woodfield is an all-new 55 plus Park Model and RV community located in the tall pines of Show Low. Woodfield offers a relaxing summer retreat in Arizona’s cool White Mountains and is just a mile away from dining, shopping, state of the art medical facilities and an abundance of recreational activities. Visit Woodfield to view beautiful new model homes on-site with several layouts and engineered floor plans that are move-in ready. The professional team at Woodfield can also design a park model cabin custom to each customer. Quiet and charming, Woodfield offers several turn-key Park Model cabins for less than $65,000 and are the ultimate affordable and simple summer vacation home. Woodfield also offers RV sites to spend a few months or the entire summer season in the beautiful community. Whether purchasing a park model or staying in an RV, living in the community at Woodfield allows the freedom of returning each summer to spend time with the friends made and to enjoy the beautiful mountain weather. Those ready to escape the summer heat and bask in the cool mountain air can contact the team at Woodfield. Call 928.242.9326 or visit




Head To Historic Williams For ARTober Fest

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Mother Road Trio

Magic Bird Festivals’ popular arts and entertainment shows will expand to Northern Arizona this fall with an ARTober Fest alongside of Grand Canyon Railway’s annual Pumpkin Patch event, located at the Williams Visitor Center on historic Route 66, 200 West Railroad Avenue, Williams. Magic Bird’s ARTober Fest is designed for the whole family to enjoy. The outdoor show will usher in the autumn season in the heart of Arizona pine country from 10am–5pm, Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15. Admission is free.


Metal sculpture by Tom Williams


“We are excited to celebrate Arizona’s rich southwest history by expanding our shows to Williams on famed Route 66,” said event producer Roberta Toombs-Rechlin. Set in Williams’ famed historic district amidst a mountainous high pines backdrop, Magic Bird’s

ARTober Fest will feature more than 100 arts exhibitors and food vendors. Considered the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon,” Williams is a haven for outdoor adventurers and history enthusiasts. The town has remained true to its Western heritage with many of its original 19th century buildings preserved and converted into gift shops, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. ARTober Fest is an ideal weekend escape for locals and visitors, with event festivities conveniently located within walking distance of the Grand Canyon Railway station and their October weekend pumpkin picking patch. Twisted Horn Forge metal sculptor Tom Williams is this ARTober Fest’s featured artist. Part blacksmith, welder and avid recycler, Williams’ designs are inspired by natural and organic forms. He has won “Best in Show” and “Elegance” Awards at the Flagstaff Recycled art show. Included in the festivities will be live music from the Mother Road Trio on Saturday and Sunday from 1–4pm. The ARToberfest food court will offer an array of gourmet eats and seasonal treats. Additional dining options and adult beverages will be available at nearby establishments including local beers at the Grand Canyon Brewery Company. Other family-friendly highlights will take place throughout the second weekend in October. Magic Bird Festival events include the Chocolate A’Fair in Gilbert, NATIVE in Fountain Hills, and others taking place throughout the state. For information, call 480.488.2014 or visit

Elk Haven Offers Quiet Retreat In Payson

Nestled in the heart of the Tonto National Forest, below the majestic Mogollon Rim, rests Elk Haven RV & Cabin Rentals. The delightful setting is just minutes from Payson. Elk Haven’s quiet setting among tall ponderosa pines offers guests the comfort of home amid the largest stand of ponderosa pine in the world. Elk Haven RV & Cabin Rentals is located at 1925 East Colcord Road in Payson. To contact Elk Haven, call 888.355.4131 or send an email to For details, visit

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Rock-a-Rama is celebrating its 41st annual Gem & Mineral Show in Black Canyon City November 3–5. The event runs 9am–4pm Friday and Sunday; 9am–5pm Saturday. Admission is free, as is parking. Those who are rock hounds, lapidary experts or interested in unique jewelry, are invited to High Desert Park at 19001 East Jacie Lane, Black Canyon City, to enjoy three days featuring over 30 vendors and tailgaters, selling a variety of rock-related wares including fossils, meteorites, rough rocks, minerals, precut cabs and jewelry. Food is available in the clubhouse and a raffle will be held. High Desert Park also offers a beautiful hiking trail at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains. Questions may be directed to DeeDee at or 719.229.7396. For more information, visit or


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Discover Art, Music & Family Fun In Beautiful Sedona Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival will present its 27th annual fine art festival Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8. Attracting artists from across the country, this festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food and art fun for the children. Previous Best of Show winners displaying their works at Sedona’s oldest and largest premier arts event will be Jeff and Donna Tousley (ceramics), Virginia Kerr (fiber), Michael McKee (drawing/paper), Tim Mooney (painting), Scott Thompson (glass), Melissa Hollis (metal), Richard Turner (sculpture) and Duane Maktima, the 2016 Overall Best of Show honoree for his handcrafted precious metal jewelry. A new signature venue, the Fine Art Gallery, is being introduced this year with a limited number of original works. Local and regional artists will offer over 100 pieces, represented in two- and three-dimensional mediums — paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramic, fiber and jewelry. These will be displayed and offered for sale in the Fine Art Gallery tent with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Sedona Arts Festival’s Scholarships and Grants Program, which financially supports art education in the greater Sedona area. Since the Festival’s inception in 1989, nearly $300,000 has been distributed to arts education groups as well as to graduating seniors pursuing higher education in the arts.

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Continuous live music is an integral part of the festival each year and this year’s selection of artists will not disappoint. Local favorite William Eaton will headline the festival. As one of the world’s leading designers of stringed instruments, his innovative multistringed instruments and harp guitars have appeared in exhibits, magazines, books and posters. A four-time Grammy nominee, Eaton’s unique and original sound has been captured on 16 recordings for the Canyon Records label. The Sedona Arts Festival also offers a variety of food choices, raffle prizes, a Gourmet Gallery with locally produced kitchen and bath items and an interactive KidZone. A variety of make-and-take art projects are available at no cost thanks to the generous support of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 990 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona. Festival hours are 9am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday. Tickets can be purchased for $10 online in advance at Admission at the gate is $12. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 928.204.9456.

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Ride The Rails & Savor Arizona Ales

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The cooling temperatures of October inspire the riparian foliage to mellow, filling the Verde Canyon with gold, amber and scarlet. The ripened bronzing of the wilderness is echoed by rich Arizona craft beers served during Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Ales on Rails event every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 5–29. The opportunity to savor these frothy delights will start each day at 11am on the depot patio with a great selection of Arizona craft beers, ranging from light and summery Kolsch to high-octane lagers and IPAs, from coppery-red and Scotch ales to dark stouts and chocolate porters. These Oktoberfest-style brews may have German roots but all are produced in Arizona breweries. The party continues onboard where beers may be purchased during the Fall Colors Tour, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company. Ales on Rails features an optional lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping. All pair well with Arizona beers making it easy to find a winning combination. The $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. Passengers can leisurely raise a Verde Canyon Railroad insignia glass full of ice-cold beer high into the air as a salute to autumn and the wild beauty it brings to the Canyon. Even more enjoyable is stepping outside from the comfortable interior coaches to an adjoining open-air viewing car. This is the best vantage point to take in the fresh air and vibrant foliage during this four-hour excursion near the remote Sycamore Wilderness, accessible only by rail. Standard train fares apply. For additional information, call 800.582.7245 or visit




Grapes & Goodies – Tricks & Treats Kief-Joshua Vineyards in October

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Join Kief-Joshua Vineyards in their tasting rooms at Elgin and Willcox October 28 and 29 for a devilishly, daring good time over the Halloween weekend. For Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats, every 12 wine tasters will get an unusual wine-pairing goody, while the 13th person gets the trick. Stop by at either tasting room for this fun-filled Grapes and Goodies event from 11am–5pm. Kief-Joshua, Elgin is located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, in the heart Winemaker Kief Manning and tasting bar attendant, Alisha of the Sonoita AVA. Kief- Bannon will be up to no good at the Grapes and Goodies Joshua, Willcox is located event. Photo courtesy of Janelle Bonfield off a paved road in Kansas Settlement, which is the growing area for Willcox. The address is 4923 East Arzberger, Willcox; at Mile Marker 3 make a right to Kief-Joshua’s newest vineyard and tasting room. For additional information, call 520.455.5582 or visit

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




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Scottsdale Interior Designer

Many people are becoming empty nesters or retiring and look around at the space they occupy and realize it no longer suits their needs. Less space is needed and the spaces are used differently for things like hobbies, exercise, home offices and meditation and reading rooms. Now is the time to focus on you! Discover who you are today, and how you can create an environment that truly reflects who you have become. Some call this down-sizing. I call it right-sizing! Whichever you choose to call it, it is still change. Read the rest of “Right-Size Rather Than Down-Size!” online now!

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Of all the publications I’ve advertised in, and there have been several, I’ve received most of our customer feedback, with customers finding us, with our CITYSunTimes ad.”

We are at a time in our life where it feels like the money that comes in seems to go out just as quickly. My wife and I have to make important decisions every day concerning our finances. We wrestle with financial questions about our needs versus our wants, safe levels of debt versus unsafe, delaying purchases to another time, and investing in things versus investing in people. Our decisions are not easy but they are shaped by some investing principles that come from a place you might not expect, the Bible. You might call them “timeless and proven wisdom.”

– Rick, Arizona Territory Antiques

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Phoenix Book Enthusiast

Arizona author, A.K. Smith’s debut novel, A Deep Thing, is an exciting page-turning tale. Part conspiracy, part love story, and all adventure, A Deep Thing is most of all, a fun read. This armchair traveler may never have the chance — nor the courage — to dive into the amazing blue waters of a Mayan cenote, but Smith paints such a complete picture, I can at least imagine what it is like. I don’t want to say much more and spoil the surprise, but I’ll tell you this: the unexpected ending was perfect, and I’m certainly looking forward to reading more of A.K. Smith. A.K. Smith’s books are available in bookstores everywhere and online. Signed copies are available at Dog-Eared Pages bookstore.


Sorry ladies, but if you’ve got any of these code words in your online dating profile, you’ve officially entered the Cliché Zone. 1. “Drama-free.” Along with “no drama” this is probably the #1 cliché dominating dating sites these days. You rarely hear, “Gosh I wish I had a little more drama in my life!” [Read the rest of Male Call’s “15 Dating Terms…” online now:] All this is not to say that guys don’t have their share of code words and clichés. But we’ve got to move on, shed our T-shirt for a tux and polish our Harley because we’re so laid back and good at giving massages. Got a favorite male cliché? Send it along.

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Carefree Cave Creek October 2017 Issue of CITYSunTimes  
Carefree Cave Creek October 2017 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

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