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3 ways to celebrate foodie fathers in June ather’s Day is Sunday, June 18, so in honor of dear old Dad, we’ve found three ways to treat the foodie fathers out there. Whether he’s a coffee fanatic, savors a good scotch or just wants to grab a slice of pie (pizza that is!) with the family, these Valley restaurants and resorts can hook him up.

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All day long Sunday, June 18, Fired Pie locations are offering a buy one entrée get one free for dads. This deal is not good on third party deliveries or call in orders. The locally owned restaurant allows diners to take on the role of chef by picking and choosing their own type of dough, sauce and topping. To score the deal simply mention it at checkout. The sophisticated-yet-affordable pizza restaurant also offers build-your-own salads. Fired Pie is quick, casual and customizable to individual pizza or salad desires. Fired Pie is open for lunch and dinner and offers something for every pizza lover every day of the week. Now with 16 locations in the Phoenix Metro area, and two in Tucson, they are the perfect place to enjoy a pizza pie or salad. To find a location, visit www.firedpie.com.

Gift The Gift Of Cold Brew Press Coffee has an easy way to treat a coffee-loving dad this Father’s Day. Just in time for summer, the local coffee roaster is offering Cold Brew Flasks at all Press locations for $5. The cold brew flasks are 12 ounces of the roastery’s coldbrewed coffee in a stylish, sealed container, which can be kept unopened and refrigerated for up to 60 days. Buy one on its own, or package it with a hydroflask ($26-$35) and a bag of whole beans ($14-$19). Press has been a Phoenix local coffee roaster since 2008. Press Coffee has four Valley locations: in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix and Chandler. For information, visit www.presscoffee.com.

Drams for Dads Scotch Tasting The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa offers its special scotch tasting events, “Drams for Dad,” Father’s Day weekend. The Scotch Library’s special celebration kicks off at 6pm Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, and will feature a tasting of four Glenmorangie whiskies — the Glenmorangie 10-year, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or. In addition to sampling the scotches, guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of the various whiskey regions of Scotland and explore different ways to drink scotch. Plus, Dads who bring in an old tie can trade it for a complimentary cigar with cigar cutter and a special offer when they return to The Scotch Library. The “Drams for Dads” event is priced at $65 per person and will include light food pairings. For reservations, call 480.624.1202. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is located at 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale. For information, visit www.kierlandresort.com. Inside: Find more ways to care for Pop throughout our June issue!

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June is here and school is out. In Arizona, that means summer heat and, for some, summer travel. Take a jaunt through our June issue for oodles of ways to stay cool and have fun in the Valley and around the state this month. I wish you all safe summer travels, shaded parking lots and tall, cold beverages; and to all of the dads out there, a very happy Father’s Day. Until next month, all my best.

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The summer months offer the opportunity to experience the luxury of Omni Montelucia with special packages and an enticing line-up of spa specials, unique culinary experiences and live entertainment.

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hen the summer heat descends on the desert, look no further than Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for a cool and luxurious escape that feels worlds away, but with no passport required. Omni Montelucia, nestled near the base of the picturesque Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, is inspired by the exotic locales of Morocco and Andalusia. From the moment of

arrival guests will experience romantic architecture, cobblestone walkways, lush foliage and fountains that surround the resort’s two sparkling pools and private cabanas. Designed to embody the essence of the sun-drenched villages of Southern Spain, the resort offers an array of worldly experiences from authentic tapas-style cuisine served at Prado to the Hammam treatment spa at Joya Spa, continually rated among the top spas in the country.

The “Sunsational Summer Package” package at Omni Montelucia includes: • Room rates starting from $129 per night • Luxurious accommodations • Complimentary parking • Reduced nightly resort charge Book now at www.omnimontelucia. com through September 29, 2017 using the code SUMFUN1. Find additional packages online, or call 480.627.3200 for more information.

Horizon’s 56th Street Comedy Club Wins State Title Horizon High School’s 56th Street Comedy Club won the National Comedy Theatre Arizona State Championship that was held at the National Comedy Theatre Phoenix in Mesa on May 6. During the event, four of the 56th Street Comedy Club competed against another team doing improv in a competitive game format. The 11-member team then did a showcase to allow all the members to demonstrate their strengths. The teams were judged on teamwork, scene work, sportsmanship, knowledge of game play, the difficulty level of games and the overall improvisation skills. Horizon’s team is led by two captains, and the team rehearses every Wednesday after school. Throughout the school year, they perform eight shows, plus participate in League shows. Since 2008, the National Comedy Theatre’s High School Improv League has offered a unique opportunity

for high school students across the Valley. Participating Improv League schools learn improv skills and theory, and put it into practice with regular performances. Horizon High School has been a member since 2009. The 56th St Comedy Club has won first place four times: 2017, 2012, 2010 and 2009. The 11-member team is captained by seniors Declan Kinnane and Sara Kaiser. Team members include seniors Makenna Miller, Brecken Palmer, Adam DeCoster, Allison Haenny, Tyler Sines, Scott Snedden; sophomores Olivia Whited, Sydney “Danny” Seep; and freshman Tawny McEachern. Joanie Colson has been teaching drama at Horizon High School since 1990. She built the program from two levels of study to five, created the Humanities for the Theatre Arts Block, developed a state champion Comedy Club, and the Horizon Tech Guild. For more information, visit www.pvschools.net/hhs.


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Scottsdale Arts Welcomes New Director Of Performing Arts Following a national search, Scottsdale Arts has hired Amy Nesbitt as its new director of performing arts. Currently the executive and artistic director of the annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nesbitt will lead the programming team at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and curate its year-round season of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and family events. She will assume the programming duties of the Center’s former director, Ally Haynes-Hamblen, who was named director of cultural affairs for the City of Las Vegas earlier this year. Nesbitt will begin her new position at Scottsdale Arts in August. “Amy Nesbitt brings exceptional qualifications and experience to Scottsdale Arts,” said president and CEO Neale Perl. “Her deep knowledge of the performing arts, strong management skills and collaborative approach will be great assets to our organization. We look forward to working with Amy, and to an exciting and inspiring new season at the Center.” At A2SF, Nesbitt is responsible for all aspects of artistic programming, event planning and executive management. She joined the festival in 2007 as operations manager, and has served as the festival’s general manager, and associate and interim director. Nesbitt has directed

Go ‘Girly’ This Month With Mom & Dad Valley residents are invited to learn braiding and other hair tricks at a mom/dad hair clinic to be held at Girly Girlz in Scottsdale. Parents should bring their “girly” to practice on while enjoying some special bonding time. The event will be held June 11, from 3–4pm. The cost is $19.95 per adult (no charge for accompanying girly). Tax is already included. Girly Girlz will also host a Daddy & Daughter Tea Party June 17, from 4–5pm. Enjoy an early Father’s Day treat featuring a three-course dessert tea party, keepsake project, ballroom dancing and more. The cost is $15.95 per person. Tax is already included. Advance booking required for both events. Visit www. girly-girlz.com to reserve a spot. Girly Girlz is located at 15425 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 240, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.998.4832.

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A2SF for the past four seasons, presenting a diverse lineup of local, national and international multi-disciplinary performers at both indoor and outdoor venues. “Scottsdale Arts offers remarkable creative and collaborative opportunities across many artistic disciplines,” Nesbitt said. “I’m excited to join their excellent team and to share new performing arts experiences — from renowned marquee artists to emerging talents — with this dynamic community.” For additional information, call 480.499.8587 or visit www.scottsdalearts.org.

Mighty Mud Mania Offers Good, Not-So-Clean Fun The 42nd Annual Mighty Mud Mania kicks off at 7:30am at Chaparral Park June 10. The event includes “The Original Mud Obstacle Course,” a footrace for 7 to 12 year olds with obstacles and mud pits as deep as 5 feet to run, jump and crawl through; ropes to swing on into mud, a slide to go down and a tube dive that children dive through into a pit of mud. The “Extreme Course” will have similar obstacles, more challenging, for 13 years and older. The “Mini Mud Course” is for children 4 to 6 years old and new this year “The Muddy Tot” will provide fun for children 1 to 3. Participants 6 and under can also participate in “Mudville” a “town” destined to provide a mighty muddy good time. The event also includes inflatable water slides, inflatable activities, food vendors, open play mud pits, sponsor area and wash stations. The events are free for children up to 17; $10 for those 18 and older, or those participating in the Extreme course. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted to benefit the Vista del Camino food bank. Chaparral Park is located at 5401 North Hayden Road. For additional information, visit www.scottsdaleaz. gov and click on the “Things to Do” link.


The Scottsdale Public Library is encouraging residents to pick up a book (or 10) this summer through its summer reading program, “Build A Better World.” The program, which runs June 1–August 1, is simple: read 20 minutes a day, log minutes online and earn rewards along the way.

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• Kids, teens and adults earn one point for every minute spent reading. • Parents of pre-readers (ages 0-4) can register a child online and then stop by the library to learn more about how to easily participate in summer reading with their young children to help get them ready to read.

• Log points weekly to qualify for raffle drawings. For additional information, or to register, visit www.scottsdalelibrary. org/summerreading.

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• All ages can earn additional points by attending designated library programs all summer long. Be sure to ask a staff member or look for the secret code at the program to earn those points.

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Focus On Fresh With Heapin’ Helpin’ Of Berries

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Summer is here, and for the first time locally-owned and operated Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is introducing its seasonal menus. These limited-time only dishes reflect the tastes of the season. The Summer Selections Menu, which runs through July 31, features a Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Summertime Sangria, seasonal lemonades, Frizzante Frescos, Strawberry Cheesecake and Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake. “One of the best parts of summer is the fresh berries,” says Cory Lattuca, executive chef of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “These tangy, yet sweet, dishes are a great addition to our seasonal menu.” Grimaldi’s will also offer salads and bruschetta boards, which pair great with its Mille Gradi Tuscan red wine blend. For more information or to find a location, visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the month for its members and guests. The next PM Connect event will be at Carrie Curran Art Studios, 8300 North Hayden Road, Suite A100, in Scottsdale, June 1, 5–7pm. This month’s AM Connect event will be held June 15, 7:15–9am, at Morton’s Steakhouse, 15233 North Kierland Boulevard in Scottsdale. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. In addition to its June “Connect” events, the Chamber will host Red Ribbon networking events at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s (June 14) and Club Pilates Scottsdale Promenade (June 16). For a complete listing of upcoming events, or addition information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com. Morton’s Steakhouse

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Take A Summer ArtWalk In Scottsdale The Scottsdale ArtWalk is a free event that takes place every Thursday from 7–9pm in Downtown Scottsdale. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/ or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown. Galleries are located along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard, and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to 5th Avenue. For more information, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com

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Twenty years ago, Sharon Winters moved to China where she lived for two years. Pearl jewelry was everywhere in China, and she soon caught “Pearl Fever,” which was the beginning of her company, Pearl Fever. Because Winters learned to speak Mandarin, she was able to buy pearls directly from pearl farmers who also taught her how to string pearls. “When I visited a pearl factory in Suzhou to learn about the 52 steps of producing pearls, I was gifted a pet oyster,” says Winters. “I named him George and kept him in my Shanghai apartment in a big bowl of water.” Winters wrote an award-winning book about her adventures in China, Cutted Chicken in Shanghai, and she has continued to introduce people to pearl jewelry. “Pearl Fever has over 20 colors of pearls,” Winters explains, “as well as many pearl types such as button, Biwa type, round, potato, petal, twins, stick, Cleopatra, coin, Madonna, rosebud and square.” On Sunday, June 11, she will be selling pearls at the Arizona Bridal Show at the Phoenix Convention Center, and on June 25, she will be at the Phoenix Bridal Show at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. Winters will have her own pearl jewelry show July 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Old Town Scottsdale, 7324 East Indian School Road. Pearl Fever has over 1,000 necklaces, bracelets and earrings. “Please come and see my pearls. My prices are competitive. If you catch pearl fever . . . I can help you.” For more information, visit www.pearlfeverus.com or send an email to sharon@pearlfeverus.com.

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Phoenix Named ‘Top Performing City’

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‘Beauty and The Books’:

Mayor Greg Stanton and e.Republic president Cathilea Robinett, publisher of Governing, announced in late May that Phoenix was named the Top Performing City Overall by Governing and Living Cities through the first-ever national “Equipt to Innovate” survey. Equipt to Innovate is a new initiative launched by Governing and Living Cities. It is an integrated, collaborative framework of seven essential elements that define high-performance government and empower innovation. It is also an invitation for cities to work together, learn from each other and help drive better outcomes for their communities. The seven Equipt elements are: Dynamically Planned; Broadly Partnered; Resident-Involved; Race-Informed; Smartly Resourced; Employee-Engaged; and DataDriven. Cities from across the country participated in the inaugural 2016 Equipt survey, assessing their capacity and competence in these seven key areas. “In today’s fast-changing world, it’s not enough for a city to simply provide services and balance budgets. We have to think creatively and work together to solve the greatest challenges facing our communities,” said Stanton. “Being named the top overall performing city by Governing and Living Cities is a testament to our public servants in Phoenix, who are committed to working harder and smarter every day to deliver results to all of our residents.” For additional information, download the report “Becoming a High-Performing City: A Benchmark Study” at www.governing.com/equipt.

Storytime With Belle From Beauty and The Beast

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) will partner with the Peoria Public Library System and Phoenix Public Library for select summer Beauty and The Books Storytime events with “Belle” from Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Belle will lead stories and songs and be available following story time to pose for pictures with those in attendance. Attendees will also receive a special edition Beauty and The Beast bookmark with a promotional coupon code for tickets to Beauty and The Beast at either ABT or HTC. “In Beauty and The Beast, Belle teaches us that new worlds can be unlocked and imaginations can soar by opening a book,” said Brad York, ABT’s director of Beauty and the Beast, The Fulton Theatre and Kinectiv marketing. “She inspires us to always be curious and (www.rotaryclubsuncityaz.com) and Peoria North have a hunger for knowledge.” Rotary (www.peorianorthrotary.net). Phoenix Public Library locations and dates include: HTC audiences and Phoenix Public Library • Burton Barr Central Library (1221 North Central customers are invited to drop-off new children’s books Avenue); June 20, from 10–11am at Burton Barr Central Library, Mesquite Library and • Mesquite Library (4525 East Paradise Village Ironwood Library through July 16. Donations will Parkway North, Phoenix); June 21, from also be accepted before performances of Beauty and 11:15am–12:15pm The Beast at Herberger Theater Center. Distribution In addition, area residents are invited to participate of books will be in partnership with the Friends of the in a book drive that will benefit underserved Phoenix Public Library (www.plfriends.org). communities throughout the Valley. ABT audiences and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is an Arizona Peoria Public Library patrons are invited to drop-off new Broadway Theatre production running at the Peoria children’s books at Peoria Main Library and Sunrise location June 2–July 2. The show will be co-presented by Mountain Branch during the months of May and June. Arizona Broadway Theatre and the Herberger Theater Donations will also be accepted before performances Center at HTC, July 7–16. For more information, visit of Beauty and The Beast at ABT. Distribution of books azbroadway.org/beauty or call the ABT box office at will be in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sun City 623.776.8400, or the HTC box office at 602.252.8497.

Local LP Release Celebrates Arizona Music Entrepreneur Local label Fervor Records have announced a June 16 release for the double LP, “Mid-Century Sounds, Deep Cuts From The Desert.” The 29-song album spans three decades of cult hits, deep cuts, B-sides and rarities from the archives of Floyd Ramsey. Ramsey has been described as an “unsung hero, and unassuming man behind the scenes” who dramatically impacted the emerging sound of Pop music starting in the mid-1950s. His empire included the record labels Liberty Bell, REV, MCI and Ramco Records, several publishing entities and the recording studio Audio Recorders of Arizona. Ramsey’s innovative ideas, recording techniques and keen eye for talent helped catapult singer Sanford Clark to the top of the Billboard Charts in 1956, then took Rock n’ Roll icon Duane Eddy into the mainstream conscious in 1958. Eddy’s distinctive “Twang Heard Round the World” gave rise

to the 1960s Surf movement. Ramsey had a remarkable ability to spot and nurture talent on all sides of the biz including recording engineer Jack Miller (The Rolling Stones, Henry Mancini, The Monkees, Herman and the Hermits, The Animals), musician/songwriter/producer Connie Conway (Sanford Clark), songwriter/producer/artist Lee Hazlewood (Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin), and launch the careers of music icons including Waylon Jennings, Wayne Newton, Donna Fargo, Duane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood, and famed Wrecking Crew guitarist and Billboard Chart topper Al Casey to name a few. “Mid-Century Sounds, Deep Cuts From The Desert” will be available for purchase in Phoenix at Zia Records (www. ziarecords.com) and Stinkweeds (www.stinkweeds.com). For additional information, visit www.fervor-records.com.


‘100 Days of Summer’ At LUSTRE

Wednesdays: Sutra Yoga Series Classes from 7–8pm. A DJ will be spinning music during the yoga class to go along with weekly themes including 80s remix, starry night, 90s hip hop, meditation, reggae and candlelight yoga. Fridays: Pool Parties Live DJs starting at 8pm with different themes each week.

100th Day of Summer: Labor Day Weekend Pool Party September 2–4. Pool opens at 11am. No cover; open to hotel and non-hotel guests. Saturday: Live band 2–6pm and DJ spinning from 8pm until midnight. Sunday: DJ spinning 2–6pm and 8pm until midnight. Monday: DJ spinning 1–6pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Live at LUSTRE Pool opens at 11am. Live bands and DJs will entertain guests every Saturday 2–6pm and 8pm until midnight and Sunday 1–6pm. Free and open to the public. For those looking to extend their summer fun, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering summer packages that run through Labor Day. To book a cabana at LUSTRE, call 480.478.1707. Learn more at www.lustrerooftopbar.com. To book a stay, call 602.253.6633 or visit www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com.

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Summer is here and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in Downtown Phoenix wants to help residents beat the heat with events nearly every night of the week with the annual “100 Days of Summer” series along with summer offerings at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is an oasis in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with a pool and cabanas that offer sweeping views of the city skyline, craft cocktails and seasonal menu items perfect for enjoying poolside. The following events run through Labor Day as part of the “100 Days of Summer” series:

Independence Day Pool Party Weekend July1–4. Pool opens at 11am. Guest DJs and live music all weekend. Tito’s Vodka tasting and specials. A 4th of July weekend grill will include items like grilled shrimp skewers, chicken and steak kabobs, hot dogs and Kobe beef sliders. No cover; open to hotel and non-hotel guests.

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Mondays: Hospitality Industry Appreciation Pool Day Live music 1pm; pool opens at 11am. Hospitality industry bottle service pricing all day. Happy hour all day for those with a valid industry ID or business card.

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Local Business Owner Committed To Serving Seniors In February, Kelly Cornelius became the new owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Central Phoenix and East Glendale. Home Instead Senior Care is an independently owned and operated company that is part of an international franchise network dedicated to keeping seniors comfortably in their homes and out of the hospital. According to recent industry studies, approximately 90 percent of seniors polled say they want to remain in their homes as they age. Home Instead Senior Care provides services to seniors in private or rental residences, assisted living communities and other care centers. “Every senior deserves the opportunity to remain at home” says Cornelius, “and Home Instead Senior Care gives seniors this opportunity by building personalized, individual care plans designed to meet each client’s needs. I can say with confidence that we have the most compassionate, dependable CAREGivers in the Phoenix and Glendale area. It is incredible to see the difference we make in the lives of the seniors we serve and their families.” After engineering a successful business development career, Cornelius was anxious to fulfill her dream of working with seniors and their families. Home Instead hires professionals trained to provide care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, personal care, respite care, transportation and hospice care. “Sometimes the smallest thing like assisting with meal plans, light housekeeping or medication reminders can make the world of difference to our clients and their loved ones. We give the families peace of mind, knowing their senior is living at home safely and comfortably. Many families don’t even realize this service is available. It is our goal to change the face of aging and continue being the most trusted aging resource in the Phoenix and Glendale area.” Home Instead Senior Care is located at 67 East Weldon Avenue in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.603.1725 or visit www.homeinstead.com/808.

Explore Art This Summer At Shemer Registration is open for summer camps at the Shemer Art Center. The camps take place each week starting June 5. Daily instruction for children and teens ages six to 16 will be offered from 9am–4pm, with three teaching sessions per day plus two half-hour breaks. Classes will include drawing, painting and ceramics, each taught by professional artists and instructors, including Ms. Suzanne, Ms. Danielle and Mr. Turner, with an art show on the last day. Students will be grouped by age and abilities, and should bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. The weekly fee is $225. Shemer Art Center is located at 5005 East Camelback Road, Phoenix. For information or to register, call 602.262.4727 or visit www. shemerartcenter.org.

NAWBO Phoenix Holds Annual Awards Gala National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix Chapter will hold its annual Desert Diamonds Awards Gala Wednesday, June 14. This year, NAWBO will host an evening event, from 6:30–8:30pm, as it honors Chapter award recipients and welcomes a new board of directors for 2017-18. Attendee registration is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. CopperPoint Mutual is sponsoring the Business Owner of the Year award again this year. National Association of Women Business Owners is a voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. For additional information, visit www.nawbophx.org.


May 19 marked the official launch of Dutch Bros Coffee’s, NitrogenInfused, Cold Brew Coffee. Just in time for summer, all Dutch Bros locations now have cold brew coffee available for purchase. The coffee is made from the company’s private reserve, three-bean blend and water. It is nitrogen infused, and contains no added sweeteners. “I am biased, but this is the best cold brew on the planet,” says Travis Boersma, president and co-founder Dutch Bros Coffee.

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Handcrafted and chilled from beginning to end to ensure consistency and flavor, the coffee stays refrigerated from production to the customer’s hands. The cold brew is bottled in 11.5-oz. nitrogeninfused cans enabling customers to purchase this ready-to-drink product and drink it at their own leisure while on the go, at work or at home. The nitrogen infused cold brew is loaded with caffeine — with more caffeine than a typical quad shot of espresso, which is due to the cold brew process. Coffee is steeped with cold water over a long period of time, instead of the typical hot water steep, which dilutes the caffeine content in espresso. Cold brew coffee is also sugar-free, as it is comprised of coffee and water only. Dutch Bros says the coffee is also high in antioxidants, as well as low in acidity. To learn more or find a location, visit www.dutchbros.com.

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The Morning Commute Just Got Cooler

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Just In Time For Summer

Fun, Outdoorsy Theme + Upscale Food = Camp Social

Camp Social, a new themed restaurant/bar concept from Glass Half Full LLC, is set to open its doors in June. The fun, laid-back camping-themed atmosphere offers an elevated woodsy menu, specialty cocktails and interactive games that create an upbeat, interactive experience. Designed like a rustic log cabin, Camp Social features a retro-fitted camper serving as the hostess stand to greet guests as they walk in, canoes-turned-chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and two bars, with tire-swing seating at the central bar, and indoor-outdoor seating at the other. The cozy game room features interactive games like shuffleboard, ping pong, large Jenga blocks and Buck Hunter arcade, and comfy seating options for relaxed socialization in front of the stone fireplace. Camp Social’s concept invites guests to come into a relaxed environment that is reminiscent of camping outdoors. General manager Anthony Georgoulis, says, “We think people will be pleasantly surprised with the cozy cabin feel, down-to-earth vibe and high-end yet approachable, affordable fare.” The menu concept is the brainchild of corporate chef Dirk Flanigan, who offers a forward-thinking approach to culinary innovation with dishes such as Fried Pickle French Fry Poutine with cheddar curds and elk gravy; Spicy Pork Wings with gochujang, cilantro, chili, crisp onion, and garlic; and wood fire-baked pizzas such as the inspired Big Bend Smoked Trout with Brussels sprouts, garlic, parmesan, chili flake and fried egg. Camp Social offers 13 beers, two wines and one spirit on tap, with specialty cocktails — including The Lazy Sunday: tea for two made with Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, freshly brewed black tea, fresh squeezed lemon and Peach Real, served in “the ugliest Thermos we could find.” Of course, no campsite is complete without s’mores — The Best Little S’more House in Phoenix, made with marshmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur, melted chocolate, graham cracker crust and topped with flaming marshmallows, is the cocktail version of this fireside favorite. Camp Social is located at 6107 North 7th Street in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.451.9915 or visit www.campsocial.com.

Six PVSchools Designated As ‘No Place for Hate’ Six Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) schools have been designated as “No Place for Hate” schools by the AntiDefamation League (ADL). In total, 35 Arizona schools received the designation for creating safe and respectful learning environments, bringing awareness to issues of bullying and bias throughout the 2016-17 school year. The six PVSchools that received this designation are Aire Libre Elementary School, Campo Bello Elementary School, Greenway Middle School, Vista Verde Middle School, North Canyon High School and Shadow Mountain High School. Each school will have a ceremony and will receive a personalized No Place for Hate banner from the ADL. The No Place for Hate initiative has been implemented by more than 2,000 schools across the nation. Learn more about the Anti-Defamation League at www.adl.org. Learn more about PVSchools at www.pvschools.net.


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Iconic Resort Announces Multimillion Dollar Design Refresh elements. Eclectic furnishings will blend thoughtful functionality with the character of a majestic estate, such as refined bedside lamps, additional electrical outlets, and artistically etched lighted mirrors featured in bathrooms of suites and casitas. New artwork and linens will reflect the hues and lavish textures of the Mediterranean, the design influence of the original mansion. As part of ongoing enhancements to the resort’s recreation areas, the pool deck now features new lounge chairs inspired by old Hollywood glamour, making for a share-worthy setting. Poolside cabanas with orbit beds continue the resort’s romantic tradition, and a new seasonal culinary and cocktails menu, designed by executive chef Todd Allison, invokes a sense of intrigue. Guests are invited to take a dip in the glamorous Mother-ofPearl-tiled pool or whirlpool spa, cozy up in a cabana or private hanging hammock, or even take in a yard game on the lawn — all among the poolside’s charming and chic ambiance and lush outdoor location. Royal Palms is located on nine breathtaking acres at the foot of the iconic Camelback Mountain. For more information, call 602.840.3610 or visit www. royalpalmshotel.com.

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Phoenix’s romantic destination resort, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, announced a multimillion dollar renovation to all 119 rooms as well as select meeting and event spaces, to commence in June. The renovations will complement recent improvements made to the resort’s pool and lounge area, event lawns and landscaping. Guestroom and event space upgrades will be completed in phases, in an effort not to affect the guest experience. Many guest rooms are expected to be completed as early as July 2017, while total completion is expected in fall 2017. “Royal Palms is one of the most celebrated and cherished resorts in the country, and we intend to keep the resort’s distinct character intact, while curating an elevated guest experience,” said Geoff Gray, general manager, Royal Palms Resort and Spa. “As stewards of this estate, we understand the importance of preserving its history and legacy, while providing elegant and sophisticated accommodations.” The resort’s rich history, emblematic details, and iconic location are at the center of the design plans for its guestroom refresh. Rooms will be lightened and brightened using the natural backdrop of desert Earth tones and framed by rich wood architectural

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Event Offers Inside Look At Augmented And Virtual Reality Arizona co-working facility Workuity is hosting a business workshop and networking event to help local professionals learn about how they can utilize augmented and virtual reality in their businesses. The Wednesday Wine Down event will take place June 14, 4–7pm, at Workuity’s 24th and Camelback location. Local AR/VR expert Jason Soquet, who leads the motion development team for The Lavidge Company, will demonstrate how businesses can utilize virtual and augmented reality to grow their business, with a hands-on experience of the latest, cutting-edge technology. The Wednesday Wine Down event will begin with light refreshments and networking, followed by Soquet’s demonstration. Workuity provides free educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics for business owners and their leadership taught by experts in a variety of fields including advertising, marketing, business continuity, financial planning and more. Workuity is located at 2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 130, in Phoenix. The event is free to business professionals. Registration is required. To register, visit http://ow.ly/ OUcz30bMQfi. For more information, call 602.761.9675 or visit www.workuity.com.

Watercolor Artists Hold Annual Member Exhibition “In the Cloud” by Jane Underhill

Shemer Art Center & Museum will host the Contemporary Watercolor Artists of Arizona (CWA) annual member’s exhibition June 6–July 13. CWA began in 1969 and held its first exhibition in 1972 with the intention of pushing each member to expand their capabilities and to reach higher levels of achievement. Membership is limited by invitation to 40 members who must be recommended and present a portfolio of their work for review. Each monthly meeting includes presentations of new paintings by members “New Beginnings” by Alicia Plogman based on a thematic challenge issued the previous month. Experimentation in every form of water media is encouraged and the results appear and win awards later in shows around the country. The paintings and awards for the member exhibition were selected by Phoenix artist Pat Cain, whose work in non-objective, abstract and impressionistic work can be found at the Art One Gallery in Scottsdale or online at www.patcainart.com. The show of 30 water media paintings includes a wide range of both abstract and realistic work including landscapes, portraits and other subjects. Many of the pieces were responses to monthly challenges issued to members. Work created in transparent watercolor, acrylic paint, gouache and colored inks will be shown. Shemer Art Center & Museum is located at 5005 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. Learn more at www. shemerartcenter.org. “What’s Up” by Joan Milman


Save The Date:

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Youth Theater Closes Season With Disney Favorite Fountain Hills Youth Theater will close its 2016-17 season with Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids! June 2–18. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, The Jungle Book Kids! features a host of colorful characters and favorite songs from the movie. The show is produced by Kendra Lytle, directed by Ross Collins, with musical direction by Paige Beckman, choreography by Jenny Iverson and costume design by Kayla Etheridge. The cast includes Allison Avery, Brooklyn Avery, Melody Bedkman, Lilli Bendet, Azailya Bonnenfant, Zolton Bonnenfant, Benjamin Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Hunter DiGrazia, Teagan Dinyes, Shannon Gyger, Lachlan

• No alcohol • No personal fireworks, sparklers or other open flames

Henderson, Sage Henderson, Kaitlyn Hohl, Matthew Jones, Connor Klein, Makayla Lopez, Sierra McDaniel, Brendan Mooney, Adam Oberg, Victoria Pond, Emerson Randall, Maggie Schultz, Megan Schultz, Erin Schumacher Lauren Skemp, Fallon Smith, Jaclyn Stone, Amelia Tomasello and Isabella Valdivieso. Disney’s, The Jungle Book Kids! will play at the Youth Theater located at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard in Fountain Hills. Performances are held Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm from June 2–18. For tickets, call the box office at 480.837.9661, Extension 3, or visit www.fhtaz.org.

• Due to the fireworks, all pets should be kept home for their safety Fountain Park is located at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills. For more information, visit www.experiencefountainhills.org.

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Valley residents are invited to don their red, white and blue and head to Fountain Park Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day at the Fourth at the Fountain event. The celebration will kick off at 6pm with music, games and prizes. DJ Steve Grosse will be spinning tunes throughout the night. The Fourth at the Fountain program will conclude with a majestic fireworks display at 9pm over the park’s picturesque lake. This year, the entertainment area will be free and open to all event guests. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to relax and enjoy an evening full of fun throughout the park. Food vendors will also be on hand with Italian ice, frozen lemonade and other goodies to help beat the heat. Public parking throughout Downtown Fountain Hills will be available. Temporary road closures will be in effect at the end of the program to help allow pedestrians to exit the park. Event guests are welcome to bring Frisbees, balls and other games but asked to observe the following:

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New Marine Corps League In Fountain Hills The Marine Corps League Detachment #1439 was newly chartered in September, 2016, with 32 regular members and 19 associate members to date. Herb Spohr, a past commandant of a Marine Corps League in Illinois, spearheaded the development of this Detachment. Spohr worked with American Legion Post #58’s past commander Bob Putnam and current commander John Schwab, to give the Detachment a home at the American Legion Post. The Detachment meets at the Post on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm. Regular members are Marine Corps active duty members, reservists, retired, veterans, chaplains and FMF corpsmen. Associate members are any civilians who will uphold the principles of the Marine Corps League and also includes honorably discharged or current members of any other branch of service. The Detachment is committed to the principles of the Marine Corps League and the United States Marine Corps. The principles of honor, duty and patriotism are the guiding force to foster and support youth in citizenship and physical fitness and provide assistance to all veterans and Marines in need. Programs include: Marines Helping Marines — Wounded Marines program, Young Marines, U.S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness, scholarship programs, Marine Military expositions, social outreach to Marines and families, Veterans Service Officer program, Marine Corps League Auxiliary and Military Order of the Devil Dogs. The Detachment will hold an annual golf tournament, Toys for Tots drive and Marine Rose fundraiser, and has formed a committee to determine other fundraising opportunities. It has also formed committees to look at how and who to partner with in the community to broaden its reach and how to support young marines and their families upon return or when leaving for a deployment. For more information or to apply, contact Commandant Phil Yin at philyin@msn.com.


MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... “Christmas in Carefree”: The Holiday Magic Continues! By Mayor Les Peterson

To honor Dad on Father’s Day, the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree is hosting a “Daddy Daughter Tea” Saturday, June 17. Dads are invited to bring their daughters (or sons) in for tea — and dads eat free. English Rose Tea Room, located at 201 Easy Street, Suite 103, is open 10am–5pm; last seating is 4pm. For reservations, call 480.488.4812. For additional information, visit www.carefreetea.com.

Family History Writing Seminar To Be Held Residents are invited to learn brainstorming and writing strategies to create and develop engaging family history pieces this month at Foothills Community Foundations Holland Community Center. The writing seminar, “Conversation and Coaching to Create Engaging Family History Pieces,” will be held Saturday, June 17, 10–11:30am. A $15 workshop fee applies. The seminar is geared toward those who are writing a vignette, a biographical essay, personal essay or other creative writing piece related to family history. The seminar will provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss personal work with the seminar leader and other family history writers. The conversation and coaching session will be led by Cynthia Kiefer, a teaching veteran with more than 20 years of expertise in teaching, writing, literature and research to students of all ages. In addition to her passion for teaching,

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This coming season, Carefree’s annual “Christmas in Carefree” celebration will offer more holiday magic to the Desert Foothills than ever before! The Town of Carefree is building upon the MAYOR “already popular” annual Christmas Festival Town of Carefree through refreshing its popular holiday traditions, 480.488.3686 while simultaneously strengthening community www.carefree.org and business involvement in the celebration. After a decade, it was time to re-evaluate the event and introduce ways to refresh and strengthen it, and improve the safety of all of the participants while still keeping the long time traditions that previous coordinator, Jo Gemmill, and the team of volunteers have built. Carefree will be expanding the annual Christmas celebration to start December 1 and include multiple weekdays and weekends before Christmas. This approach will enable us to preserve the traditional second weekend of December (that has always been the timing for the past festival) for heightened activity, which will now include a Snow Village, a 35’ Alpine slide, a “themed” open air holiday market and a NEW daytime community parade. In addition, based on guest feedback, Carefree will be increasing daytime activities to complement typical business hours while also providing for expanded evening offerings such as a formal Christmas tree lighting ceremony under the Sundial, holiday concerts and expanded Desert Garden lighting. While the lighted parade has been a signature event of past Christmas Festivals, there has been a significant decline in the number of lighted floats due to the resources required, and concerns over public safety in the darkness. Therefore, the Town has been working with the Chamber of Commerce to better position the entire Festival as a season-long tradition to encourage increased community involvement, reduce the safety risks and ensure enhanced exposure of the Town’s wonderful business district. The Town’s emphasis is in building a sense of community throughout the Desert Foothills area and working with the nonprofits, such as the Caring Corps, Foothills Foodbank, Kiwanis and the YMCA, among others, and our business partners, all of whom are important contributors in shaping the future of Carefree. The expanded Festival footprint allows for MORE entertainment and family activities in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion offered by community groups from all over the Desert Foothills area. Collectively, the new “Christmas in Carefree” theme will build upon the traditions of the past festivals and ensure a safe, fun and indelible experience for all generations, while showcasing the beauty of Carefree and all it has to offer. Thanks to the community for the support all of these years, and we look forward to the “Christmas in Carefree” celebration! “Like” the Town of Carefree Facebook page to receive updates. For direct questions on sponsorships and applications for the holiday market, please contact 480.488.3686.

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she is an American history buff, artifact aficionado and historical fiction writer and researcher. In addition to teaching full time, Kiefer is currently writing a historical fiction novel. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. Online registration and details are available at www.azfcf.org. For additional information, call 480.488.1090.

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The Desert Foothills Library is recruiting Valley residents to join its dedicated community of volunteers. These positions include full training and offer fixed schedules for students, retirees and people of all interests. Some computer skills and the ability to stand for long periods are useful. The library is open seven days a week, with opportunities available for all days. Volunteers generally work a three to four-hour shift, assisting in the library or in the Chapter2Books store. Individuals looking to make a positive impact while being a part of an enriching environment are encouraged to apply. For more information or to submit an application, contact Library manager Terri Engebretson at tengebretson@dfla.org or call 480.488.2286. The Desert Foothills Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, privately funded public library. It is open to everyone, and supports the entire Foothills community with culturally enriching programs, educational events and quality services. The Desert Foothills Library is also home to Chapter2Books, the largest used book store in the North Valley with over 15,000 books, as well as CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. All purchases and donations help support daily library operations. The library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.


On Things We Cannot Change By Allen Nohre

I’m going to take the chance that my Dad, who is no longer with us, is okay with what I am going to tell you ALLEN NOHRE about him. Dad worked outdoors and was often frustrated Writer with Minnesota’s weather. Dad hauled fuel oil and gasoline to farmers and residents in town. Weather could make his work miserable, and occasionally dangerous. The weather that got him riled was below zero temperatures that froze his fingers, blizzards that blocked driveways and slippery ice on the roads that threatened to send his truck sliding into the ditch. As a kid, I observed Dad’s frustration and as I got older, his response to the weather seemed like a waste of energy that made him unhappy. Fortunately, he was more tolerant of four frustrating kids than he was of the weather. I’ve told on Dad, what about me? When do I complain about something I can’t change? • When I expect our “still-a-puppy” Bailee to not behave like a puppy • When I obsess about the last Arizona housing bust and accompanying great recession’s effect on our retirement plans

Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer at Terros and can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

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5047 E. RANCHO TIERRA DRIVE, CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331 Uniquely designed custom home in one of the Foothills’ finest subdivisions. Over-sized 1.5 acre lot with room for two horses, a pool or just enjoy the natural desert space. Master suite with wood burning fireplace, huge covered outside balcony, walk-in closet, and large double sink vanity area on second level. Two bedrooms, full bath, bright eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room with gas fireplace, and formal living room with vaulted ceilings on the ground floor. Large basement is 75% complete, ducted for heat and cooling with 3/4 bath for any number of uses. MLS#5578109 $499,000

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

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

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

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

CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 Superb 1 acre building lot in area of million dollar homes. Walking distance to Carefree shops and restaurants, yet private and gated. Black Mountain views could be out the windows of your custom home. MLS#5445335 REDUCED $168,000

CAREFREE COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE COMING SOON:: Corner of Elbow Bend & Nonchalant. 7405 Nonchalant, 2,500 sq.ft. New building. Seven Luxury Office Suites, 234-410 sq.ft. Can be combined. Turnkey ready. Tile and carpeting throughout. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. A home office away from home. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE GALLERIA: 3755 Hum Road. 3 suites available, ground floor 710, 720, and 1,128 sq.ft. Excellent exposure for retail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available. 2nd floor offices, elevator access, are also available. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Excellent views. CAREFREE CORNERS: 7509 Cave Creek Road. Corner of Elbow Bend & Cave Creek Road. 2 suites available, both 3,165 sq.ft. Multi-use building with roll-up rear doors for assemblage. Work area 13 feet to graduating 18 feet ceiling. Front for showplace displays and office. Modified gross lease available. Excellent exposure.

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• When 100 degree-plus temperatures last longer into the fall than I want. (I am my father’s son.) There is a solution to stop being riled about what can’t be changed. The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote a prayer for a sermon in 1934, and it was quickly adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and became widely known as the Serenity Prayer. God, give me the grace to accept with serenity The things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. We have the freedom to choose how we will respond to what can’t be changed. Responding with anger or bitter passivity are two possible choices; accepting with serenity is a better choice.

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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Cave Creek Carefree is set for September 23, from 6pm–2am, and event partner Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center 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” link, or send a check to the American Cancer Society in the name of the Foothills Food Bank. For information, visit www.cavecreekrelay.org or www.facebook.com/rflcavecreek.

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Art Opening Features Work Inspired By ‘Fearless’ Business Leaders Serving the Community Since 2002

Fearlessly Deliver and Fearless Art Works co-hosted a special evening celebrating entrepreneurs, business networkers, community and art lovers alike in May. The “Art of Fearlessly Doing Business III” (AoFDB III) took place May 5 at the new Fearless Art Works in Spanish Village, located at 7211 East Ho Road, Suite 17, in Carefree. Approximately 200 guests, including Carefree Mayor Les Peterson and several members of the town of Carefree staff and council, enjoyed the evening with Michelle Micalizzi and the fearless area business leaders who inspired the artwork for this year’s show. “As an artist and a fellow business owner, I am inspired by the fearless entrepreneurial spirit,” states Micalizzi, a visual journalist and owner of both Fearlessly Deliver and Fearless Art Works. “Small-business owners are the backbone of our country and I am compelled to tell our stories.” This unique visual journalism project celebrates the fearless entrepreneurial spirit and art. Each event highlights 13 unique and fearless business leaders. Micalizzi captures the spirit, motivation and lessons learned of each subject in a painting. Paintings for the project provide both aesthetic intrigue and valuable entrepreneurial insight. Each painting is accompanied by a story originally captured in the Fearless blog (http:// fearlesslydeliver.com/blog) that details what might be learned from the leader about being fearless. Links to the stories and paintings of the 39 participating entrepreneurs from all three series can be viewed at www.aofdb.com. The AoFDB IV series begins in January 2018 and will open on the second Friday in May at Fearless Art Works. Micalizzi is accepting nominations for the 2018 series through November at michelle@fearlessartworks.com. Ten percent of sales from all Fearless Art Projects is donated to an art or business related charity every year. The AoFDB III charity is The Contemporary Forum, a support organization for the Phoenix Art Museum.

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Barrow Hosts Bartlett Lake Event For People With Disabilities This June, Barrow Neurological Institute will host the annual Day on the Lake event for people with physical or neurological disabilities. Participants will have the chance to make a splash and ride the waves in a safe and wheelchair user-friendly environment at Bartlett Lake in Carefree. The only event of its caliber in Arizona, Barrow’s Day on the Lake program offers watersport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, boating and fishing in addition to adapted water skiing, wakeboarding and slalom skiing. Members of the public with physical or neurological disabilities and their families are invited to register for Barrow’s Day on the Lake. To participate in the wakeboarding, water skiing and jet skiing activities, individuals must be at least 8 years old and at least one year postinjury. Ages three and up can participate in kayaking, fishing and boating. Barrow at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center believes that everyone has the right to live an active and productive life. Barrow

Connection is dedicated to helping provide post-injury patients with access to recreation. A study of Barrow’s Day on the Lake program found that 65 to 70 percent of individuals who participated in the event have initiated doing something new with their life including, but not limited to, returning to school or work, taking a recreation class, going to a gym, and exploring adapted driving

options. Bartlett Lake Marina is the state’s only wheelchair accessible marina. The Day on the Lake event takes place June 1–3, from 8am–3pm. Bartlett Lake Marina is located at 20808 East Bartlett Dam Road. For more information or to register, call the Barrow Connection at 602.406.6280 or visit www.barrowneuro. org/connection and click on Day on the Lake.

Arts League Hosts Monthly Art Party

The third Saturday of each month, the Sonoran Arts League hosts an “Art Party” at the Gallery at el Pedregal. The free, monthly event features food, music and, of course, art. This month’s event will be held June 17 from 1–4pm. The Sonoran Arts League teamed up with The Boulders Resort to create The Gallery at el Pedregal. The Gallery features one-of-a-kind fine art from League artists in a variety of mediums. The Gallery has a new rotation of artwork and artists every four months: March–June, July–October and November– February. In addition to the Gallery at el Pedregal, guests may also visit other galleries throughout el Pedregal to view more fine art: Agave Gallery, Mesquite Gallery, Juniper Gallery, Tohono Gallery and Palo Verde Gallery (located in the Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort). A collaboration between the Boulders Resort (www. theboulders.com) and the Sonoran Arts League, The Gallery opened its doors in December 2014 and features a wide variety of media from member artists. In addition, Artists in Residence are in The Gallery daily to speak with guests and demonstrate their techniques. The Gallery at el Pedregal is located at 34505 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, on the second floor. For additional information, call 480.575.6658 or visit www. theleaguegallery.com or www. sonoranartsleague.org.


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Soroptimist: Latin For ‘Best for Women’ The club offers its sincere “Thanks” to Kiwanis Club of Carefree for its generous donation to Soroptimist Saguaro Foothills at its May 3 luncheon. Kiwanis’ contribution and partnership in the “Off to a Good Start” program provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children in the area. The generous contribution also helps provide much needed new shoes, socks and clothing to Bobcat Closet, located at Black Mountain Elementary School. Bobcat Closet is the brainstorm of Principal Matt Owsley. The Soroptimist leadership said, “Thank you, Principal Owsley, for allowing this Soroptimist Club partner in this great program.” For more information, call 480.221.8623 or visit www. sisaguarofoothills.org.

June Classes And More At Holland Community Center The Foothills Community Foundation Holland Community Center offers a number of classes and programs throughout the month. Some of the upcoming June events include: Beginning Mahjongg Monday’s, June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1–4pm Want to learn how to play Mahjongg? Whether you have never played or simply want a refresher, this fourweek class is for you. Mahjongg cards must be purchased on own before first session. They are available at a number of places including the National Mahjongg League, www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Instructor Maureen Johnson has groups at Terravita CC. The cost is $90 for four-week instruction.

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This year, May 12 marked the 44th anniversary of Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills. During 2016 and 2017 the club was pleased to install 12 new members, and is celebrating new and long term members for their contributions to the communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, Anthem and Black Canyon. Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills has many members who have been a Soroptimist for 15-30 years or more. Soroptimist are women at their best working to help other women be their best. The organization believes in dreams and the collective power of working together to achieve them.

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Canvas & Coffee Saturday, June 17; 10am–12pm Join Sunny Hall, owner of Paint and Gogh, for a creative painting experience that is a step-by-step guided acrylic painting class. Attendees will take home their 16” x 20” acrylic painting of a vase with flowers at the end of the class. All supplies are furnished, including easels, paint, canvas, aprons and brushes. No experience is necessary. The cost is $40 per student. In addition to scheduled classes, the Sage Gift Shop is open in the lobby of Holland Community Center. Merchandise by Arizona artists include jewelry, etched glass, photography and other artful items for sale at affordable prices. A portion of sales benefits the Foothills Community Foundation. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5pm. The Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale. Online registration and class details are available at www.azfcf.org. For more information, call 480.488.1090.

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MAYOR BUNCH WRITES…

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Well, here I sit, near the end of May, staring at the ceiling searching for a topic for this June edition. A few notes before I get started. The Walmart sign is back to our earth tone colors with the removal of the blue and gray panels. The panel decision was made by corporate in Arkansas and nobody on the local MAYOR scene was happy with that decision. Town of Cave Creek And just so you know, our Walmart 480.488.1400 is part of the community. On May www.cavecreek.org 24, they fed the senior class at Cactus Shadows breakfast for the sixth straight year! (Hopefully none of the seniors got to have it all six times.) What can be said about June in the Sonoran Desert? It’s hot? I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t know that, so I’m just going to ramble on. November through April we’re the envy of the nation, but June, not so much. In June, traffic is much lighter, but this means that local business is as well. Cave Creek is higher in elevation, so it is a few degrees cooler than the Valley. In June, Rancho Mañana Golf Course runs some smoking hot deals, and if you stay hydrated, I guarantee you’ll have fun. I’ve played there when it was 110 (the temperature, not my score) and lived to tell about it. In June, many of the establishments in Cave Creek continue to offer great live music for your listening pleasure. Surely you can find a genre you like. In June, we’re still a Western Town where you’ll see horseback riders on the trails early and late in the day; mountain bikers and hikers as well. Our trail system is not just seasonal, it’s year-round. In June, before the monsoon, it’s hot and dry, so be very careful with fire. After our wet spring, the dry vegetation is ripe for brushfires. Remember the Cave Creek Complex fire in 2005? We don’t need another. Just around the corner are the annual July 1 and July 3 fireworks with Rural Metro doing a stellar job of keeping us safe. Plan on attending at least one of those shows for sure! Remember, staying hydrated during outdoor activities is a must. Drink lots of water! I’ve personally had great results with those towels that you wet and then snap. It’s evaporative cooling for your neck. You can get those at Walmart as well. Well, this monthly episode of my writer’s block is just about concluded, so one final thought: just because it’s hot doesn’t mean life is over as we know it. If you live in Cave Creek, come on out in the evenings and enjoy our town. If you’re not fortunate enough to be a resident here, then come on up and see what you’re missing!

Cave Creek Restaurants & Businesses To Host July Fireworks Extravaganza Celebrate Independence Day early at one of the Valley’s biggest parties. Cave Creek’s spectacular “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” takes place after sunset Monday, July 3, and is being hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road; Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road; and The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, children’s activities, food and drink specials at all three restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin after sunset behind Harold’s. A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6pm to midnight. With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks are safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s, making the largest display in Cave Creek one of the most exhilarating shows in the Valley. Admission is free at all three restaurants with open seating, first come first serve. At Harold’s Corral, reserved seats outside are available for $15 for a two-top, $20 for a four-top and $35 for a 10-top. Live music will be a highlight, with the Crown Kings playing inside from 8:30pm–1am, and Hillbilly Deluxe energizing

the crowd outside from 7–11:30pm. While admission is free at Harold’s, it does not include game zone activities or food. The outside bar and BBQ will be cash only, and ATMs will be onsite. Guests to Harold’s also can help the Foothills Food Bank by donating canned goods or money. Those making a donation that night will be entered to win a prize. Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce are also supporting the event as sponsors. Patrons are encouraged to take a staycation and spend the weekend exploring the many shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in the area. Carefree Resort & Conference Center is offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend. For more details, call 480.488.5300 or visit www.carefreeresort.com. For more information about the “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza,” contact Harold’s Corral at 480.488.1906 or www.haroldscorral. com; the Roadhouse at 480.488.3300 or www.hideawayroadhouse.com; or The Buffalo Chip Saloon at 480.488.9118 or www. buffalochipsaloon.com.


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Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center has new hours as of May 1. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, the food bank will be open Monday through Friday from 9am–3pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30–8pm The 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 donation information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank. com. The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event. The next Chamber Mixer will be held Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30–7pm, at Winfield Club House in North Scottsdale. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). The Chamber will hold its monthly Business Breakfast Wednesday, June 29, from 8–9:30am, at Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek (www.haroldscorral.com). Join Chamber members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The cost to attend is $7 for members and $15 for non-members. To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Frontier Town To Host ‘The Fourth on the First’

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Frontier Town is celebrating Independence Day early this year with a new, exciting event, “The Fourth on the First.” The family-friendly event begins at 4pm and features live music, a children’s splash area, mechanical bull riding, delicious food and beverages and shopping throughout the western-themed town in the heart of Cave Creek. The fireworks display will begin at 9pm. For more than three decades, Frontier Town traditionally has held its fireworks display on July 4. Then in the spring of 2016, Frontier Town’s anchor restaurant, the Silver Spur Saloon, burned down. The Silver Spur opened its doors in 1972. “Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it was a big loss to all of us at Frontier Town,” said Marc Peagler, co-owner and general manager of Frontier Town. “We’ve begun the rebuilding process of the Spur and we’re looking forward to it reopening, but because of the fire, last year’s fireworks event was very small.” Peagler and Frontier Town’s special events director, Kimberley McQueen, decided that this year, not only would their event be bigger, it would fall on Saturday, July 1. “We’re planning a family-friendly, festive event to celebrate our freedom and patriotism, and of course, we are doing it Cave-Creek style,” McQueen said. “We have plenty of fun planned for kids and lots of great music and drink specials for the adults.” Frontier Town has lined up Dirty Tequila, Six Guns Entertainment, Boom Bandits Entertainment, and

96.3 Real Country to make the show and party memorable. “Boom Bandits will set up their state-of-the-art stage, the Bandit Cave, and we’ve invited two talented bands to entertain us, each with their own style,” McQueen said. Redneck Revolution, a country band that also plays soft and southern rock, will perform from 4–7:30pm, and The Saints of Las Vegas, a rock band, featuring Brent Muscat from Faster Pussycats, will perform from 8–11:30pm. Dirty Tequila will provide a full bar, as well as their specialty margarita bar. “Think adult slushees,” McQueen said. The food will range from delicious homemade street tacos to corn on the cob sticks to hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, candy apples and more. Plenty of parking will be available on the lot east of Frontier Town, and patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the fireworks. Frontier Town is a westernthemed, family-friendly town that pays tribute to the miners, ranchers and cattlemen who settled in Cave Creek in the late 1800s, and is located in the center of Cave Creek at 6245 East Cave Creek Road. Admission is free to attend the event, though there will be nominal fees for some of the activities, food and beverages. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cave Creek Merchants and Events Association. For information, call 480.488.9129 or visit www.frontiertownaz.com.


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Readers of all ages and abilities are invited to join the summer reading program (“Build a Better World”) at the Desert Foothills Library. With an opportunity to earn prizes, the 2017 summer reading program is open to all readers from toddlers to adults. Easy online registration is available at www.dfla.org where all family members can conveniently register under one entry through July 31. Children and families can visit the Desert Foothills Library to choose what they want to read as part of a summertime mix of activities and reading. Participants receive one point for each minute spent reading, which can be redeemed for prizes. Points will allow readers to register to win tablets, gift cards, mystery prizes and much more. “If your family loves to read, the Desert Foothills Library’s summer reading program is for you,” says Colleen Crowley, head librarian. “With prizes and family-friendly events, there is something to engage everyone who enjoys the magic of a great story.” The aim of the program is to reinforce the literacy skills and positive reading habits during the summer months. Reading for at least 20 minutes a day helps build a strong lifelong reading habit. Along with reading, there will be summer youth events including tween Minute-to-Win-It games, clay art fun and a drawing class. Exciting science events abound with live animal programs, Lego builders club, CreateSpace and more. There will be something for everyone with programs such as Emoji Fun, cooking classes and yoga classes. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.dfla.org.

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Arts League Continues Free Art Classes For Vets

Classes now available at two locations The Sonoran Arts League now offers its free art classes for veterans at two locations. The classes are also open to non-veteran members of the community for $12. On the first and third Thursday of each month, classes are offered at Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, in Cave Creek. The class runs from 10:30am–12:30pm. Upcoming classes are June 1 and June 15. Classes are also held the fourth Wednesday of each month at American Legion Post #34, 6272 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The next class will be June 28, from 5–7pm. Classes will range from drawing to metal work and will explore other mediums. Classes are free for veterans and $12 for non-veterans. During each session, supplies are provided for each participant. Reserve a spot by calling 480.575.6624 or sending an email to info@sonoranartsleague.org. For additional information, visit www.freevetart. com or www.sonoranartsleague.org.

Explore Cave Creek Regional Park In June The Cave Creek Regional Park is a 2,922-acre park that sits in the upper Sonoran Desert. Ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060, this desert oasis provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasper-studded hills. Guided trails to these sites give visitors an opportunity to travel back in time. Some of the guided events in June include:

“Nipper” the pack rat resides inside the Clay Mine. Photo courtesy of Cave Creek Regional Park

Ranger Mark’s Moonlight (and Full Moon) Madness June 2, 9 and 30; 7–9pm Meet Ranger Mark at the Nature Center to hike along a scenic trail by the light of the moon and stars. Be sure to bring a camera, plenty of water and a flashlight. Sturdy footwear is recommended. No pets. The Clay Mine Adventure June 10 and 16; 6–7pm Explore the “Clay Mine” and learn the history of the site and how its contents were used to “cure what ailed ya!” Bring water, a flashlight and a camera. No pets. Park at the Nature Center and follow the directions at the trailhead kiosk to the Clay Mine. This program is in “open house” format, so visitors may participate at their convenience during the scheduled time frame. The last tour starts at 7pm. Allow for approximately 20 minutes of hike time from the parking lot to the mine. This hike is considered “easy” to “moderate.” Wilderness Survival June 24; 9am–12pm This program is designed to prepare participants for adventures in the wilderness. The Ranger will discuss planning and preparation, tools and gear, signals and shelters and fire building. Expect this program to run a few hours, with breaks. Bring water and snacks if desired. All ages welcome. Meet in the Nature Center. Cave Creek Regional Park is located at 37900 East Cave Creek Parkway. For information, call 623.465.0431 or visit www.maricopacountyparks.net.

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Chamber Welcomes New Member With Ribbon Cutting

The Cave Creek Museum will host its inaugural Summer Camp June 12-16. The camp will run from 9am–1pm daily. The cost is $35 for the first child, and $30 for an additional child in the same family. The focus of the camp is for attendees to learn about those who came before — what they did, how they did it and why it’s important. Topics covered

may include how the Hohokam made their pottery red, gold fever, cattle brands and travel. The camp is designed for students going into fourth through seventh grades. Snacks will be provided, but children should bring a sack lunch. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting event at Vitanya NE Scottsdale Tuesday, June 6, at 5pm. Vitanya NE Scottsdale, located at 8700 East Vista Bonita Drive, Suite 140, in Scottsdale, utilizes advanced, non-invasive Bio-signal measurement, monitoring technologies, and brain training to gain valuable information, then applies principles of nutrition, exercise and restful behaviors to help restore the brain to a balance that is unique to each individual. Learn more at www.vitanya.com/ne-scottsdale. To learn more, call 480.488.3381 or visit www. carefreecavecreek.org.

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Arts League Announces ‘Hidden’ Cover Artist

Carlos Page; Photo courtesy of Sonoran Arts League

In May, the Sonoran Arts League announced that Carlos Page will be the featured cover artist for the 2017 Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour and Sale program. The HITH tour of members’ studios offers a unique opportunity to observe artists at work and their guest artists. Visitors are welcome to participate in a conversation and creative connection with 188 artists, gleaning insight into the creative process, learning about the tools of the trade and are able to purchase works directly from the artists. The 21st Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour and Sale will be held November 17–19 and November 24–26. For additional information, call 480.575.6624 or visit www. sonoranartsleague.org.

Community Input Sought For Proposed Spur Cross Entry Structure The Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department is considering the addition of a non-permanent entry station at the main entry to the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. The entry station will provide a safe facility where park staff and volunteers can greet visitors, collects fees, sell souvenir merchandise and distribute informational materials to educate park visitors. In October 2013, due to increased visitation, park staff decided it was necessary to have a park representative at the entry gate to the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Volunteers were at the gate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They set-up a table, and sometimes a pop-up tent, to greet visitors, collect entry fees and provide customer service. Positive feedback was received from the visitors and residents of Cave Creek.

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During the 2016-17 season, visitation once again increased, and the area was staffed five days a week (8–10 hours a day by volunteers). The volunteers continue to enjoy providing customer service to visitors and residents of the surrounding areas, but would like a small, non-permanent shelter at the main entry. Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department’s planning team has looked at various non-permanent designs of structures that would be conducive to the conservation area, and have chosen a building that will be 12’ x 16’. A concrete pad will be poured for the building, which will be on a previously disturbed area. Area residents who are interested in providing feedback on this project, may complete a quick survey at www.maricopacountyparks.net. The Department will be collecting feedback on the project through Sunday, June 11. For additional information on this project, visit the department website or contact Lauren Bromley at 928.501.9207 or laurenbromley@mail.maricopa.gov.


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Save The Date For Freedom Treasure Fest

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The Freedom Treasure Fest will be held July 3, 10am–10pm, at Cave Creek’s Roadhouse. Magic Bird Festival’s Treasure Fest events offer an eclectic daytime and nighttime outdoor shopping experience in the charming, cowboy locale of Cave Creek. Centrally located at the Roadhouse along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive, these weekend shows are entirely free and open to the public. Each Treasure Fest event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry and gourmet packaged edibles. During the shows, attendees are invited to take a break and relax at the Roadhouse. The casual dining establishment serves up a hearty selection of classic American fare as well as a full service bar of adult beverages. Known as one of Arizona’s main hangouts for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Roadhouse also features live, onstage music and entertainment. Information is available by visiting www.carefreeazfestivals.com or by calling 480.488.2014.

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Summer Events At Black Canyon City Community Library

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Dear Edwina Junior, a no-cut production for ages 9–15. Auditions will be held June 5, at 9am with rehearsals beginning immediately after auditions. A heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, Dear Edwina Junior follows the adventures of plucky advicegiver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina Junior is the perfect “girl power” musical (with plenty of boy roles, too!) for a new generation. The award-winning production staff includes director Laura O’Meara, vocal director Karen Blanzy and choreographer Lyndsie Clymer. Rehearsals are June 5–16, Monday–Friday 9am–3pm, with performances June 15–18. Auditions are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 North Vision Way, Anthem. Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16–32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with;

performers may also sing a capella if needed. Registration materials are available on the website, and should be completed prior to going to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325, with a 10 percent sibling discount. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. For information, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

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The Black Canyon City Community Library is getting ready for its Summer Reading Program in June and July. The library will host events and performers each Saturday in June and July (except June 3 and July 1). Anticipated performers and programs include Michael Steele, who will wow kids with his tricks and illusions, Fly Guy Gary Alpert demonstrating rockets, and the musical fun of Sticks and Tones, as well as presentations by locals and library staff and fun crafts. Keep an eye out for additional information. Black Canyon City Community Library is located at 34701 South Old Black Canyon Highway. For additional information, call 623.374.5866 or visit www.yavapai.us/library.

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COMMUNITY VOICES: DOG-EARED REVIEW MELANIE TIGHE

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COMMUNITY VOICES Some Basics Of Estate Planning By Libby Banks, the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC

Many people think estate planning does not apply to them because they “don’t have an estate to plan!” But the dictionary says an estate is “all of the things that a person owns.” We all have an estate! A good portion of estate planning is planning for the distribution of property at death. But you also need a plan in case you become incapacitated. Who will manage your assets and your financial affairs if you can’t? Who will make decisions about your health care? With proper planning, you decide that ahead of time, and assure that the right person can quickly take charge and see that you and your finances are taken care of while you are out of commission. Putting an estate plan in place means more than writing a will. A will alone isn’t enough. If you are alive but can’t take care of your financial matters, a will doesn’t help you — it’s only effective upon your death. Instead, you need a will along with a whole series of other documents to assure that you have a proper estate plan. For your financial affairs, you need a durable power of attorney. You need a health care directive to appoint who can make health care decisions if you can’t, and to direct your agents in those decisions. Learn more about estate planning with a complimentary consultation. Call us at 602.375.6752, email me at libby@libbybanks.com, or schedule an appointment using my app on my website, www.libbybanks.com.

Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton fans, I’ve found your next favorite mystery writer. Meet Arizona author Nelle Lewis! In her debut novel, Clueless in Cleveland, Lewis introduces the literary world’s newest, quirkiest and snarkiest sleuth, Samantha “Sam” Carter. When Sam agrees to help out at her brother’s private investigation agency, she assumes she’ll be doing nothing more than filing and maybe a few background checks. The fun starts when she’s sent to stake out an insurance fraudster and only gets crazier as she’s drawn into a missing person case along with her ex-boyfriend and a hot cop. With classic Midwestern hospitality, readers soon feel they’re part of Sam’s dysfunctional family, knowing when to avoid Uncle Gino, and when to beg off from Sunday dinner at Mom’s. If you’re up for a good mystery and more than a few snorts and chuckles, crack open the spine of Clueless in Cleveland. Available in bookstores and online. Signed copies are available at Dog-Eared Pages. Melanie Tighe is with Dog-Eared Pages bookstore in North Phoenix (16428 North 32nd Street, just south of Bell Road on the west side of 32nd Street). Learn more at www.dogearedpagesusedbooks.com.

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Community residents, stakeholders and Club youth gathered May 24 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s (BGCS) groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of two teen center projects. New gymnasiums will be built for the Thunderbirds Branch and the Vestar Branch to serve the growing teen population base. The groundbreaking ceremony, held at the Thunderbirds Branch located in the Scottsdale Grayhawk community, also recognized fundraising efforts and major gifts from community leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler, Suzanne and Steve Hilton and Marianne and Glenn Guenther. Significant contributions were also made by BGCS board of governors, staff and community members through a $1 million match challenge, which is still accepting donations at www.bgcs. org/oneinamillion to help fund operations at each branch once construction is complete. Upon new construction completion, the Hilton Teen Center at Thunderbirds in Grayhawk will be home to a computer/multi-media lab, game room, kitchen, fitness room, homework/tutoring facility and the Guenther-Curran Family Gymnasium. State-of-the-art renovations at the Ellie and Michael Ziegler Teen Center at Vestar in Desert Ridge will include the addition of a new half gym and a revitalization of the existing facilities built in 2007. Construction is slated to be complete in November of this year.


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AROUND TOWN

June 7

The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor Musical Instrument Museum

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

June 10

Plena Libre

June 3

Musical Instrument Museum

Morgan James Musical Instrument Museum

June 10–11

Experience Brazil

June 3

Musical Instrument Museum

Studio 3: Statement Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

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TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’ Band Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks

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Talking Stick Resort Arena www.phoenixmercury.com

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chris Potter Quartet

Musical Instrument Museum www. mim.org; 480.478.6000

Musical Instrument Museum

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Joshua James

June 11

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers

June 9

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unexpected Brelby Theatre Company www.brelby.com; 623.282.2781

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Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

Musical Instrument Museum

June 4

Hot Club of Cowtown

My Man Godfrey

Musical Instrument Museum

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

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Detour Company Theatre The Addams Family: A New Musical Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Chase Field www.mlb.com/dbacks; 602.462.6500

June 9

Jean Luc Ponty – The Atlantic Years Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

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Puddles Pity Party Mesa Arts Center

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Sarah Jarosz Musical Instrument Museum

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The Wizard of Oz

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The Dustbowl Revival Musical Instrument Museum


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Iron Maiden “The Book of Souls” Tour Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

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Sean Rowe Musical Instrument Museum

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Santana Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

June 30

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Brad Paisley

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Chase Field

June 26

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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New Summer Shorts 2017 Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

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Alice Smith

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com 480.965.3434

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Las Cafeteras

Chase Field

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Kathy Mattea

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Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky Talking Stick Resort Arena

June 17

Dr. Lonnie Smith Musical Instrument Museum

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Mariachi Flor de Toloache

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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Django Festival All-Stars June 22

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

Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

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BoDeans

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Opera & Gelato Film Fest

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Adam Langdon as Christopher Boone; Photo: Joan Marcus

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Spencer Jones and Redhill Mesa Arts Center

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Queen + Adam Lambert

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Gila River Arena www.livenation.com

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies June 24

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Diane Schuur Musical Instrument Museum

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Family Drumming Workshop Musical Instrument Museum

4th Annual Beta Dance Festival Phoenix Center for the Arts phoenixcenterforthearts.org; 602.254.3100 June 25

Roberta Gambarini Musical Instrument Museum

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Exhibit Explores Designs Inspired By Nature

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After a nationwide search, the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers, most recently the artistic director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, as ATC’s new Artistic Director. Ivers will begin his new role July 1. ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company until June 30 when his enduring 25-year tenure will officially come to end and he moves on to pursue new challenges and opportunities. He will become Artistic Director Emeritus. “There were a number of truly wonderful candidates for the position, but David was clearly the right person to build upon David Ira Goldstein’s remarkable artistic legacy and guide Arizona Theatre Company to the next level of success,” said ATC board chair Lynne Wood Dusenberry. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for seven years, having acted and directed in more than 50 productions with the company over 20 years. During his tenure, Ivers helped lead a $40 million facilities expansion that included two new theatres, a new rehearsal hall, costume shop and administrative offices. His tenure also was marked by a significant rebrand of the organization and several key initiatives. “Because of the richness of the cultural offerings and heritage in both Tucson and Phoenix, I’m humbled and excited about Arizona Theatre Company’s impact, contribution and potential as we start the next half century,” Ivers said. “ATC has been and should be the crown cultural jewel of Arizona and, though we bring great, thoughtful and quality theatre to two different communities, we serve the entire state.” He joins ATC as it heads into the 51st season with a lineup, chosen by Goldstein, that includes Neil Simon’s Chapter Two; The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta; Man of La Mancha, book by Dale Wasserman; Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley; Low Down Dirty Blues, by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman; and The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Season ticket packages are now available. For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org or call the box office in Phoenix at 602.256.6995.

From the tiny hooks on a Burdock Burr plant that inspired the creation of Velcro Brand hook and loop fasteners, to the remarkable aerodynamic body of the King Fisher bird that helped improve Japan’s 200 mph “Bullet Train,” nature’s ingenuity has inspired scores of scientists, engineers and artists throughout time. The genius designs found in nature and the new ideas they have inspired are on display at The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) new exhibition, Biomimicry: nature inspired design, which runs through August 26. The exhibit includes works from Arizona artists Matt Baral, Jose Benavides, Alexandra Bowers, Alan Burr Johnson, Christine Cassano, Halldor Hjalmarson, Nissa Kubly, Christine Lee, Emily Longbrake and Damon McIntyre. The Gallery at TCA is collaborating with a variety of organization such as the VELCRO Brand Companies and Arizona State University departments including

Science is Fun, The LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science, the Biomimicry Center, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Natural History Collections at the School of Life Sciences. In conjunction with the exhibition, The Gallery at TCA will host a wide array of fascinating events for all ages including free hands on Family Workshops on Saturdays, the Biomimicry Challenge with three artists working on Biomimicry projects in temporary studios located in the Gallery, a think-tank “Beehive” for teens, Friday Night maker nights in conjunction with EDGE happy hour and a lecture with national recognized expert, Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8. The Gallery at TCA is located at 700 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. For more information, call 480.350.2867. For a complete listing of events, visit www.tempe. gov/tcagallery.


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Find Your ‘Zen’ With Daily Lunch Specials Zen Culinary, which launched late last year in Scottsdale, features Asian American cuisine including noodles and rice dishes, sashimi, grilled meats, sandwiches and more. Last month, the restaurant announced all new lunch specials for only $6. These lunch specials will feature favorites from Zen’s menu of American Asian favorites. Each day of the week will feature a unique dish including Chicken Pad Thai on Mondays and Saturdays, Pork Belly Ramen on Thursdays and Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll on Fridays to round out the week. Here’s the full menu of daily lunch specials: Monday ~ Chicken Pad Thai Rice noodles, red onion, traditional sauce, egg, peanuts, sprouts, garlic chive, lime

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Tuesday ~ Chicken Fried Rice Jasmine rice, indo soy sauce, crispy ginger, egg, garlic, cucumber, scallions, lime, tomato

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Wednesday ~ Chicken Thai Basil Sliced chicken with Zen sauce and basil, bell peppers, onions, mixed greens, topped with a crispy wok egg, served with a bowl of steamed rice

Thursday ~ Pork Belly Ramen Ramen noodles, pork belly broth, sliced pork belly, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, topped with roasted garlic and white pepper Friday ~ Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll Spicy Tuna Center Saturday ~ Chicken Pad Thai Rice noodles, red onion, traditional sauce, egg, peanuts, sprouts, garlic chive, lime Sunday ~ Wok Steak Sandwich Served with crispy French fries

The Lunch Special of the Day is available from 11am–3pm, and is available for dine-in only. All items are served with chef’s soup of the day or house salad. In addition to their lunch special menu, Zen Culinary offers sandwiches, salads, noodles, sushi and rice dishes for lunch. Zen Culinary is located at 15544 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.296.0030 or visit www.zenculinary.com.

LDV Winery Hosts BBQ In Pearce LDV Winery will host a BBQ in Pearce June 24. The event will include great food and wine, a winemaker tour, cowboy games and photo ops in beautiful wine country. The BBQ will take place from 11:30am–4:30pm at 13922 South Kuykendall Cutoff Road. The winemaker tour will begin at 2pm. Award-winning photographer Jenelle Bonifield will be on-hand to help guests capture the beauty of the wine grapes and LDV Winery’s vineyard, which is located in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills. Sonoran Tasting Tours will give guests the option to take a luxury motor coach to and from Tucson. For more information and reservations, visit www. sonorantastingtours.com. The cost of attendance is $25 per person, and includes food and a glass of wine. Additional wine will be available for purchase on-site or take-away. Those who are interested in attending the BBQ can register by phone at 602.320.1485 or by email at info@ldvwinery.com. LDV Wine Gallery tasting room is located at 6951 East 1st Street in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.ldvwinery.com.


Helping Seniors ‘Age in Place’ Covering Primary To Urgent Care Needs In North Valley An internal medicine and urgent care practice, edicine is nestled in between the beautiful communities of Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. The practice is dedicated to providing high quality medical care across the care delivery spectrum from primary care services to same day walk in urgent care needs. Services offered include: physicals – annual physicals, work physicals or sports physicals; flu vaccine and other vaccinations; diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses or injury; diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions; weight management; health assessments; EKGs; preventative medicine and nutrition counseling; labs; specialty referral; wound care; fracture management; and a multitude of treatment modalities individualized to each patient’s care needs. The practice is open to the community for appointments or walk in services Monday through Friday,

This June, Make Time For POP June is Men’s Health Awareness month, and the Prostate On-Site Project (POP), a medical mobile service, will be providing free prostate cancer screenings to men 40 years and older or younger if a history of prostate cancer runs in the family. Prostate Cancer frequently presents itself without any signs or symptoms. One in six men will develop the disease in their lifetime; if detected early, the course of treatment is less invasive and survival is nearly 100 percent possible. The free POP screenings will be held at the Safeway, located at 4750 East Indian School Road in Phoenix, Saturday, June 10, 8am–12pm. Space is limited, so residents are encouraged to call early for an appointment: 480.964.3013 or 800.828.6139. For additional information about the organization or the exam, visit www. prostatecheckup.org.

10am–5pm. Its providers, Andrew Morrison, D.O, FACEP, FAAEM – a boardcertified internal medicine and emergency medicine physician – and Tory Ford, FNP – a board-certified family practice nurse practitioner – are committed to providing excellent, compassionate, individualized care to patients, their families and the community. The management stated that, “From wellness to diagnosis and treatment, to patient advocacy, counseling and concierge care, our providers and staff take the time to get to know you and provide you with the personalized care you deserve.” The practice is located at 34597 North 60th Street, Suite 110, in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.488.8020 or visit www.edicine.com.

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When Sun Health launched the first continuing-care-at-home program in the Southwestern United States in 2016, the vision was simple: help older adults who want to stay in their homes as they age to do so safely and confidently as long as possible. Sun Health at Home (SHAH) targeted the West Valley for its initial rollout, an area Sun Health has served for more than 50 years, and it proved to be a smart decision according to Barbara Mason, the program’s executive director. Membership numbers have exceeded industry norms and the program received a 2016 Excellence in Innovation award from WESTMARC, a publicprivate partnership of West Valley communities. “We’ve learned and grown and have high hopes for our future,” Mason says. Now SHAH is branching out to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Jennifer Drago, Sun Health’s executive vice president of Population Health, cites an AARP survey that reports that 88 percent of respondents, 65 and older, want to remain in their own homes and communities as they age. Older adults who opt to “age in place,” typically rely on a patchwork of services to stay in their homes. Finding and securing those services can be frustrating and time consuming. Sun Health at Home pairs each member with a personal wellness coordinator who takes time to get to know that person’s likes, dislikes and care preferences. They also coordinate any medical and nonmedical services a member may need to age successfully in their own home. “Sun Health at Home helps people stay connected and active, and if and when they have needs, we can fill those needs,” Drago says. “It also reduces the likelihood that they will have to move into a long-term care facility. And, because it’s a Life Care plan, it helps seniors protect their assets.” SHAH membership includes a one-time membership fee and a monthly service fee based on age and the selected plan. Membership comes with a lifetime guarantee of care and includes a number of benefits, many of which are not covered by long-term care insurance plans. For additional information, call 623.227.4663 or visit www.sunhealthathome.com.

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The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre will hold its 2017 Youth Summer Camp June 19–July 8. The camp is open for children ages 9–18, and runs Monday through Friday, 9:30am–3pm. Participants will hold a preview performance of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. July 6 at 7pm, which is free and open to parents of students only. Public performances for parents, extended family and friends, and the general public will be held July 7 at 7pm, and July 8 at 2pm and 7pm. The cost for the public performance is $15 per seat. Tuition for the camp is $550, and enrollment is limited to 30 students. Register by phone by calling 480.314.0841. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, is a communityoriented organization dedicated to providing quality entertainment to area residents. The theater is located at 8670 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 103, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.314.0841 or visit www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com.

French Immersion Day Camp Offered The French American School of Arizona in Tempe offers a French Immersion Day Camp for ages 2 to 8. This year’s camp is called “Autour du Mode en Cinq Adventures” (Around the World in Five Adventures). The campers will pretend to travel around the world each week with the help of five Disney/Pixar movies and movie themes. Children will learn to speak a little French, enjoy daily story times, sports, games, arts and crafts activities and basically be immersed in the French language. Five, one-week camp sessions are offered. Camp dates are: May 30-June 2; June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and June 26-30. Half-days and full-days available. Half-day is from 8:30am–12:30pm; full-day is from 8:30am–3:30pm. The cost is $220 for half-day per week; $250 for full-day per week. Extended care hours are available from 7:30am–6pm. The French American School of Arizona, located at 2222 South Price Road in Tempe, offers a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum delivered in full French-English immersion for children from age 2 through grade 5. The program gives children the opportunity to communicate and read and write in both languages fluently. For more information about the school or summer camp, call 480.334.9655 or visit www.frencham.org.

For most school districts, the 2016-17 school year has just finished and very appropriately, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week the first week of May. How appropriate to honor our teachers at the end of the school year after they have worked skillfully and diligently to provide the finest, most engaging learning possible for their students. Novelist, Bob Greene recently penned a commentary for The Wall Street Journal titled DR. DEBBI BURDICK “I Actually Thanked a Teacher.” Mr. Greene shares reconnecting with his (now 88-year-old) Superintendent first grade teacher, Miss Ruoff, after seeing her Cave Creek Unified School District picture in a pictorial history of the town where he grew up. Her picture brought up fond memories of her caring teaching, as well as the fun activities she used to expand her students’ learning. Mr. Greene goes on to share parts of their conversation, including thanking her for the solid foundation she provided for his future education and remarking that many of her students had surely called to thank her over the years. Sadly, she replied that none had. I know how important those “Thank You” notes, calls and emails are to a teacher — I have many of them saved in a file at home from students and parents that have taken the time to write over the years of my career. These special notes reinforce the “calling” for teaching that dedicated teachers experience, despite long hours after school grading papers, coaching athletics and advising clubs, as well as answering parent emails and attending special meetings to develop strategies for students who may need additional assistance. The teacher’s day starts early: setting up the classroom with materials for engaging lessons, and ends late: typically taking papers home to grade or searching the web for additional ideas to enhance classroom lessons. Please consider taking five minutes to pen a personal note, craft an email or make a phone call to an extraordinary teacher that you remember, or who has been special to your family for their work with your own children. They will surely save them in a very, special place. To contact Dr. Burdick, call 480.575.2000. For more information on the Cave Creek Unified School District, visit www.ccusd93.org.


Experience Spectacular Views Of The Universe Join the Star Party at the Grand Canyon Photos courtesy of National Parks Service

Due to its dark skies and clean air, the Grand Canyon offers one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States. For eight days in June, park visitors can explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. Through the telescopes, visitors might view an assortment of planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies by night, and perhaps the Sun or Venus by day. At the 2017 Star Party, June 17–24, Jupiter and Saturn will be evening highlights, but gazers might find an astronomer pointing a telescope at Venus in the blue sky of morning. Skies will be starry and dark until the moon rises after 1am. Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly. Temperatures drop quickly after sunset — even during summer months. On the South Rim, events include a slide show nightly at 8pm, followed by telescope viewing behind Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Park rangers offer constellation tours at 9pm, 9:30pm, and 10pm. On the North Rim, telescopes will be set up on the porch of the Grand Canyon

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Lodge every evening. An astronomy slide show will be presented at 8:30pm in the auditorium of the Grand Canyon Lodge. Green laser tours are also given, mostly spontaneously throughout the evening. By day, solar observing is ongoing at the veranda, the Visitor Center and the General Store by the campground. Check the Visitor Center and park bulletin boards for slide show subjects and speakers. For more information, contact Park Ranger Rader Lane at 928.638.7641 or visit www.nps.gov/grca or http://tucsonastronomy.org/gcsp.html.

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The 36th Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held in Prescott at Courthouse Plaza June 24–25. The festival started as a fiddle contest dedicated to a local fiddler. In the mid-80s it took on the character of a typical bluegrass festival. Until the mid-90s, the event was held at Watson Lake Park, and then moved to its current downtown location on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in 1996. At that time the event changed character again to one with free admission. Financial support comes from local businesses, the City of Prescott, Arizona Commission on the Arts and many additional friends of bluegrass, as well as raffle sales, festival T-shirts and the festival program. The Prescott Chamber of Commerce coordinates the festival and strives to bring audiences a variety of bluegrass shows — traditional and contemporary; national, regional and local groups; family and non-family bands — while maintaining the highest standards for the music. Guests will enjoy music from top bands (Heidi Clare and Ron Thomason, Marty Warburton & Home Girls, Old Blue Band, Sonoran Dogs, Sugar and The Mint), jam sessions and workshops. Auxilary events run 10:30am–6pm on Saturday, with a concert 7–9pm; Sunday hours are 10:30am–3pm. For information, call 928.445.2000 or visit www.prescott.org.

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Head To Flagstaff For Blues With A Side Of Brew The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival is back for its fifth year June 10 at the Continental Country Club Driving Range in East Flagstaff. This year’s festival will also recognize two inductees into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame on stage by the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame president, Debbi Grogan. Arizona’s largest blues festival, the Flagstaff Blues and Brews will feature headliners North Mississippi Allstars, who, have been playing music together for 20 years and have been nominated for six awards, including three Grammy nominations for best contemporary blues album. The 2017 festival lineup includes 2016 Blues Music Award winner, Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots as well as Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, a 2011 Grammy Award Winner for Best Zydeco or Cajun Album. California-based Harlis Sweetwater, who had the crowds dancing and singing like crazy in 2015, will make a return appearance this year. Also, Sistahs Too from Phoenix and two local bands from Flagstaff, Mother Road Trio and Soul Summit, will be kicking things off. The festival strives to bring an incredible experience to Flagstaff while supporting the youth in the area community, growing their love of and skill in performing music. In addition to the music, the festival includes a variety of craft brews, vendors, food, a children’s area and more. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $85 for the VIP package. Visit www.flagstaffblues.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Made in the Shade: Craft Beer Fest For A Cause The Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival returns for its 25th year as Northern Arizona’s longest running, most popular craft beer tasting event featuring a superb venue: the Pepsi Amphitheater. Pepsi Amphitheater is in a natural forest bowl at the heart of Ft. Tuthill County Park and is Northern Arizona’s largest outdoor venue. Every dollar raised at Made in the Shade goes to Sun Sounds of Arizona and allows print-disabled people to stay connected to their community — it’s an opportunity to come out for a super-fun weekend and support a needed radio reading service in Flagstaff and surrounding regions. With more than 100 breweries (and new this year, a wine garden in the VIP area), it promises to be the best event to date. The VIP experience will be stepping up its game with the only live music of the event, food sampling, free massages and other special surprises. Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival will be held June 10, 1–5pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.azbeer.com, or at local partners in both Flagstaff (Majestic Marketplace, Lumberyard Brewery) and Phoenix (Tops Liquor, Craft Beer Hop Stop). For additional information, call 928.779.1775.


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Summer Is Sweeter In Southern Arizona Summer is Sweeter in Southern Arizona — especially when staying at Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort. Located just 20 miles south of Tucson, this retreat sits in the heart of historic Santa Cruz Valley and offers stunning desert views. Picture cactus plants dotting an unspoiled landscape, while Elephant Head Mountain rises magnificently toward a brilliant sky. And when the sun goes down, there’s nothing quite like looking up at the stars while savoring a cool desert night. If the picturesque views haven’t already offered inspiration to pack up for an escape, the resort’s latest special certainly will. With one-bedroom suites starting at $109 a night from June through September, Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort proves there’s no better time to soak up the sun and reflect on the stars. In addition to a private bedroom, each suite comes complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen,

dining area, generous living room and private balcony, perfect for enjoying a summer getaway with the whole family. All rooms and suites also include access to the resort’s complimentary breakfast buffet featuring made-to-order eggs and an omelet station to start your desert adventures off right. When it comes to fun in the sun, the options are virtually endless at the

resort. Whether making a splash at the outdoor pool and hot tub, perfecting one’s swing at one of the six golf courses within 10 minutes of the property, or hiking and biking the scenic trails of Green Valley, the resort’s thoughtful amenities and prime location offer endless opportunities for being outdoors. An array of museums and underground caverns are also within

easy reach for visitors looking to stay cool during summer afternoons. With summer being a hot time for family festivities, Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort can create the perfect backdrop for making memories. Reserve the resort’s brand-new event space for a family gathering in a banquet style, and soak up views from floor-toceiling windows overlooking the pool and the mountains beyond. With access to the outdoor patio and barbecue it’s the perfect setting for a casual family reunion with space for up to 100 guests. Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort is located at 5775 South Camino Del Sol in Green Valley. For reservations, call 520.382.0540 or email info@canoaranchresort.com. For more information, visit www. canoaranchgolfresort.com and “like” the resort on Facebook.

Tilted Earth: A Celebration Of Verde Valley Wines The fourth annual Tilted Earth Wine & Music Festival heads to Page Springs Cellars Vineyard and Winery in June. Guests will enjoy wine, music and feasting June 24, 5pm–12am. Page Springs chef Bryan Nowicki will handle all the food and Arizona Stronghold and Painted Lady Vineyards will join Page Springs in pouring wine. Kids will be welcome, as always, and live music will again be a big draw. In addition to the festival, the Henry Schuerman Commemorative Wine Dinner will be held June 23, 7–10pm, and feature five celebrity chefs, five local wineries and a presentation by Henry Schuerman’s decedents. This wine dinner commemorates the late Henry Schuerman. Originally a baker by trade, Schuerman was the first pioneer in the greater Verde Valley to commercially cultivate grapes and make them into wine (believed to be Red Zinfandel). In addition to producing the Schuerman “Red Rock”

wine, he also sold tens of thousands of pounds of grapes to immigrant families in the area for their own traditional winemaking. Schuerman was literally the father and founder of winemaking in the Valley. The wine pairing menu at the dinner will be inspired by the authentic recipes being served in the Schuerman’s pre-prohibition household. Page Springs Cellars is located at 1500 North Page Springs Road in Cornville. For information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.tiltedearthfestival.com.


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The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa will play host to The Tucson 23: A Mexican Food Festival June 17. The event features food demos and education, food samplings from up to 30 of the participating restaurants, beer and tequila sampling, live mariachi and norteĂąo music and more. Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border. The highest concentration of these restaurants is found within a 23-mile area that includes South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. At these terrific eateries, many of which are family-owned and decades old, the settings are casual, the ingredients are fresh and the experience is unforgettable. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance partners with title sponsor Visit Tucson (www.visittucson.org) and the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa to host this annual event. The resort will also offer special weekend rates visitors and residents alike. The Tucson 23 is an all ages event. Purchase tickets in advance to ensure availability. Tickets are $45 in advance and include libation, and menu samplings from over 25 local wineries, breweries and local Mexican restaurants. The fun kicks off at 6pm at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard in Tucson. For additional information, call 520.797.3959 or visit www.saaca.org.

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Having been pestered by a series of malware alerts on the Male Call computer, we were fascinated by a story recently related by a friend — we’ll call him “Mick” — who is still puzzling about what happened to him, especially the aftermath. We got the story in dribs and drabs between sets of tennis so it took a while to re-assemble the details, particularly since said friend is not terribly computer-literate. Here’s how it went down. Read the rest of “Hacked, Duped And Dumped” online now.

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Your life is a delicate balancing act. Our activities include work, family relationships, home repairs, laundry and other chores, exercise, recreation, worship, volunteering and eating. One newspaper polled experts from all these arenas as to the minimum daily requirement for each category. These minimum daily requirements totaled 35 hours. Ugh! Yet, God has created each of us and has a plan and a purpose for our lives. Vitally important to God’s plan is balance…work, family, recreation, worship, study, exercise. All are important. All are God’s gifts. All of us struggle with maintaining a strategic healthy balance. Read the rest of “Find Time To Re-create…” online now.

DARLA HOFFMAN Certified Specialist of Wine and Sommelier

Laramita Cellars Has Big Plans Have you ever concocted an extravagant brainchild while sitting at a bar sipping on a glass of wine? You weren’t sure you would make that dream a reality come morning, for maybe it was just the ambience or company at hand, but it was important enough to ponder on it for the night. Most of us wake up and say, “What was I thinking, that is going to take way too much time and money, not to mention it is an insanely risky undertaking.” One night in 2006, Greg Gonnerman sat at AZ Wine Shop in Scottsdale. While sitting at the bar that evening, he designed the vision of making wine and owning his own vineyard. Unlike most people, he woke up in the morning and began mapping out his plan.

– Rick, Arizona Territory Antiques

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BARBARA KAPLAN Scottsdale Interior Designer

Decorating With Your Senses Even though our visual sense is the strongest when decorating our home, we must not neglect the other senses we possess to create our personal spaces. Generally, we look to see what is visually pleasing. Often we forget our other senses and ignore satisfying them. Our senses help us express who we are, and they show up in our behavior and choices. The environment is full of the stimuli that call upon our senses to react. Often all five senses are being stimulated at the same time.

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North Valley June 2017 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 15th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...

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