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ounded in 2001, the Scottsdale International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrates humanity by sharing stories from diverse filmmakers and connecting audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. During its 19-year history, the 10-day event has presented more than 700 films — ranging from major Academy Award winners to undiscovered indie gems — to more than 100,000 attendees. The Festival returns for its 19th year by kicking off opening night Friday, Nov. 1, at 7pm at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Enhanced and expanded from previous years, SIFF will open with Noah Baumbach’s film “Marriage Story” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Listed as one of this season’s most anticipated motion pictures, the divorce drama has already captured the attention of worldwide film connoisseurs at events such as the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. “Scottsdale is now being recognized as a cultural film hub and having the opportunity to locally premiere buzzworthy films such as “Marriage Story” is a testament to how far we have come in the industry,” said SIFF executive director, Amy Ettinger. “SIFF is excited to showcase some of this year’s finest films and cultivate a broader audience.” Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 7pm to enjoy a catered dessert reception featuring live entertainment from the Scottsdale Philharmonic. The screening of “Marriage Story” will begin at 8pm. The Festival moves to Harkins Shea 14 from Nov. 2 through Nov. 3 and adds a third location at the Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square from Nov. 4 through Nov. 7. SIFF will return to Harkins Shea 14 Nov. 8, for the remainder of its film screenings. Showcasing more than 55 films from dozens of countries, originating from both first-time and seasoned filmmakers, the complete 2019 SIFF schedule will be announced Oct. 1. With a curated selection of comedies, dramas, documentaries, thrillers and more, audience members will be sure to find their niche. SIFF encourages all attendees to bring their critical thinking skills and appreciation for the arts and get ready to immerse themselves into the world of cinema. Tickets for opening night may be purchased online starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, for $25, or at the door on the day of the event for $28. To learn more about the Scottsdale International Film Festival, featured screenings and ticket information, visit Photos courtesy of Netflix/Wilson Webb




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Fall in Arizona kicked off in extraordinary style — from cool temperatures and flooding rains to snow in the high country and a couple of tornado sightings, it was a wild beginning to the season. Instead of feeling like we are heading Carefree toward the quiet dormancy of fall and winter, though, the Valley seems fresh, new and alive. Fine Art Speaking of fresh and new, we welcome a & Wine new column this month in the form of Whiskey Festival and Popcorn Reviews— the joint venture of local film critics Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle. Read what they have to say about the release of “Downton Abbey” on page 65 and catch their full podcast online at I would be remiss here if I did not mention our other hardworking and talented columnists, some of whom have been with us since the beginning of this publication. They include Dr. Stephen Cohen, Barbara Kaplan, Rabbi Robert Kravitz, Allen Nohre, James Roberts and Pastor Paul Witkop. This month, Allen Nohre shares about his “Unusual Summer Vacation” on page 59; and on page 74, Barbara Kaplan talks about “His-and-Her Rooms,” James Roberts lists “9 Gobbledygook Phrases You Use…” and Pastor Witkop asks, “What Do You Feed Your Mind?” Another regular feature, Forever Families, written by Clint Williams with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, can be found on page 20. We are so grateful for the contributions of our regular columnists and contributors — they are all locals who share their time, talent and knowledge with you each month. Please head to our website ( and click on the “Meet the Columnists” link to learn more about them, then search GET MORE to read their columns.

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Bentley Brings Four Days of Polo Festivities Back to the Valley

ow entering its ninth year, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships kicks off polo week Thursday, Oct. 31, with a Player’s Reception for all ticket purchasers taking place at Legacy Gallery (TBD) during the Thursday night Scottsdale ArtWalk. Then on Polo Eve, high-end ticket purchasers and sponsors are invited to Molina Fine Jewelers for a VIP players and sponsors reception 6–8pm, Friday, Nov. 1. The big day arrives Saturday, Nov. 2, and 2019 is already promising to be the best polo event in nine years. The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships gates open at WestWorld of Scottsdale at 10am with a military match kicking off the festivities featuring the U.S. Air Force vs. U.S. Marines, made possible by Safeway Albertson’s. That’s followed by all-time fan favorite Centtrip Wales Polo Team, which takes on the Arizona Polo Club for the first time. The third and featured match up of the day brings the reigning champs Aspen Valley Polo Club back to the desert with superstar Nacho Figueras and team captain Melissa Ganzi behind the reins. Aspen Valley will take on The Royal County Berkshire Polo Club, which is making its first appearance in Arizona. Prince Charles was the organization’s first member. In the final match of the day, the Arizona Equine Rescue will compete against Southwest Wildlife in a thrilling charity match that has a $10,000 purse to winning charity, sponsored by EPR Polo LLC. All day long, enjoy other Scottsdale Polo Party firsts with one-of-a-kind performances from Arizona’s number one oboe player, an acoustic guitar showcase presented by Sanderson Lincoln, a “hip hopera” fusion and songs from Arizona’s most intriguing new musical, Americano, hitting the stage at The Phoenix Theatre Company in January 2020. On Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 2pm enjoy a polo clinic by the Arizona Polo Club on the fields of WestWorld of Scottsdale. As always, fans can also enjoy The Polo Party’s signature events within the event like the Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show, the World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show presented by Phoenix Fashion Week, a half-time Rugby match, a preview of 2020 Barrett-Jackson’s World’s Greatest Car Collector Auction and halftime performances by the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and so much more. General admission tickets start at $30 and include field-side experiences like the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge and several other DJ-infused party tents courtesy of the Scottsdale-based Riot Hospitality Group including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Riot House. There are also three different VIP experiences: The Barrett-Jackson Champagne & Jazz Lounge, Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, Barrett-Jackson and Bentley Scottsdale, and the Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers & Players VIP Lounge. For complete event information or to purchase tickets, visit

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The Scottsdale City Council unanimously agreed, earlier this year, to seek voter approval to issue bonds for 58 community projects totaling up to $319 million. If the voters approve, the city MAYOR expects to finance these projects City of Scottsdale by issuing general obligation bonds 480.312.3111 to be repaid through secondary property taxes. Now, there is a new city election website that makes finding information easier. Scottsdale.Vote is the web address for the official election information page now with a cleaner, simpler, format that is responsive to tablets and cell phones. The City Council set the bond program at $319 million once it was confirmed that the bonds could be issued in stages as existing bonds are paid off. This is in order to keep the city’s secondary property taxes at or below current levels. For additional information and to find questions, answers, project lists, and official ballot language, visit Scottsdale.Vote.

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Squidsoup Returning to SMoCA for Canal Convergence Debut Squidsoup, the artist studio behind the popular 2017 exhibition “Ocean of Light: Submergence” at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), is returning to the city with two new installations — one at SMoCA and one at the Scottsdale Waterfront for 2019 Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. “As SMoCA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we have looked back to meaningful moments in our history, and ‘Ocean of Light: Submergence,’ with its unprecedented popularity, stands out as a high point,” said Jennifer McCabe, SMoCA director and chief curator. “Long wanting a lightbased installation outside the Museum,

it made sense to invite Squidsoup back to mark this important anniversary.” “Murmuration,” a site-specific artwork, will use a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm. During the daytime, “Murmuration” will offer a harmonious auditory experience, but when the sun goes down, a dynamic audiovisual experience will swirl around the Museum like its namesake — a term for a flock of starlings whirling in unison through the sky. Anthony Rowe, founder of Squidsoup, said it is an honor to return to SMoCA after the welcoming reception his studio received in 2017 and

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because Scottsdale Arts is on the same “wavelength” as Squidsoup. Because SMoCA and Scottsdale Public Art are both branches of Scottsdale Arts, having Squidsoup return to the Museum paved the way for the studio to bring another installation, “Standing Wave,” to Canal Convergence, which is managed by Scottsdale Public Art. “Scottsdale Public Art is delighted to work with SMoCA on having Squidsoup’s art installations on display at Canal Convergence as well as at the Museum,” said Kim Curry-Evans, director of Scottsdale Public Art. “Squidsoup’s artwork is a perfect fit for Canal Convergence, which features interactive light-based installations.” “Standing Wave” is the first artwork to be announced for Canal Convergence, a 10-day event running from Nov. 8–17. The installation will use 600 interconnected orbs of light and sound to simulate a wave over the Arizona Canal. The orbs will act in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing environments, referencing standing waveforms in canyons and canals.

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For information about Canal Convergence 2019, visit www. For information about SMoCA’s current exhibitions, including “Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology,” (through Oct. 6) visit

KidStop Toys & Books will celebrate its 20th anniversary by hosting the Official Toy Tester Event of 2019, Saturday, Oct. 19. From 10:30am to 3:30pm, the entire parking lot in front of the store will turn into an obstacle course of demo areas for kids (ages toddler to teen) to test out toys and vote for their favorite of the year. Toys up for testing will include the Faux Bow Pro, Fire Station, Carpool Karaoke, Marble Racers, Scooters, EZyRollers, American Ninja Warrior Ninjaline, Birdie Golf, and many more. Entry is $5 per toy tester, with proceeds benefiting Arizona Helping Hands ( KidStop Toys & Books is located at 6990 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 103, in Scottsdale. For details, call 480.609.9012 or visit

East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) is launching a health insurance affinity discount plan to help East Valley employers save money on health care premiums and provide a robust wellness plan and quality care to their employees. As the ever-changing health care arena has proven difficult to navigate, the EVCCA has teamed up with Lifestyle Health Plans to offer a different kind of health solution for East Valley businesses. The plan boasts a robust wellness component with consumer driven incentives and is offered to employers with two or more employees, with no limitations on industry sector. Incentives include deductible and cash back credits for wellness activity, free telemedicine, free lab services, free diabetic testing supplies and more. Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce members and partners are able to participate and will see premium savings averaging between 5–15 percent. To learn more about the Chamber, visit

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SGA Announces Gold Palette ArtWalk Kicking off 45th Season Scottsdale’s Main Street; This month, the Scottsdale Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) kicks Public Library off its 45th season recognizing, advocating for and supporting the local art community with its weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and Gold Palette ArtWalk series, which take place amid the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. A special Gold Palette ArtWalk event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, to honor the occasion. “It has been our pleasure and privilege as an association to support and help build our local arts district here for the past 45 years,” says French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association. “The Scottsdale arts community has grown and changed so much in that time and we are proud to be a part of its development.” On Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6:30pm to 9pm, the 45th Anniversary Celebration Gold Palette ArtWalk is scheduled to include an engaging slideshow featuring Scottsdale Arts District highlights over the past 45 years and at 6:45pm City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will issue a proclamation during a ceremony at Casa des Artistes Plaza. Guest can also enjoy live music with an early 70s theme and refreshments as they peruse the galleries throughout the District. The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered eight times a year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, and special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites, and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme. For additional information, visit

Voila Celebrates Anniversary With Wine-Paired Dinner Chef Jean-Christophe Gros and his wife Ségolène moved to Scottsdale from France four years ago after having only spent one day here in 2007. The couple wanted to fulfill their American dream. On Oct. 20, the couple is celebrating the fourth anniversary of their restaurant Voila French Bistro by hosting a special prix fixe, wine-paired dinner. Chef Gros has been cooking for more than 30 years, expertly trained by French master chefs, he prepares traditional French food with a modern approach. The anniversary, wine-paired dinner is $79 per guest and will be served from 5–7pm Oct. 20. The menu includes: • La Chartreuse — lump crab layered with vegetables and wrapped in lettuce leaves; served with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc Atlantic 2016 • Terre et Mer — Pork Surf & Turf, pork filets served with jumbo shrimp and a lobster sauce; served with a glass of Château Fongaban 2015 - Bordeaux St Emilion • Chocolate Caramélia Valrhona Entremet — a flourless chocolate cake with caramel chocolate mousse; served with a glass of Mirabelle Plum Kir Royal Voila French Bistro is located at 10135 East Vía Linda in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.614.5600 or visit

The World Gay Rodeo Finals is an exciting, action packed rodeo; but it’s also serious business for the men and women in the arena, behind the chutes and in competition. It may be a surprise to many that the gay members of the community have been involved in rodeo as a sanctioned sport for over 30 years. The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) has officially been ropin’ and ridin’ since 1985 and currently has over 5,000 members in 25 local associations nationwide and in Canada. It is the largest nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the world coordinating rodeo events specifically welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender as well as heterosexual participants and spectators. IGRA is a safe place where all genders and orientations are celebrated and welcome. At the end of the IGRA rodeo year, the top 20 men, women and teams in each event will receive invitations to compete at the World Gay Rodeo Finals, presented by IGRA. It’s truly a showcase for the excitement and the mastery of the sport of rodeo, with some of the hardest-working contestants showing their skills and getting both their own and the audience’s adrenaline running. Events run Oct. 24–27 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Visit, official World Gay Rodeo Finals website, for additional information. Learn more about Royalty competitions, a raffle for free room stay at the host hotel, purchase event tickets in advance at a discount available only online prior to the rodeo, silent auction, arts and crafts show and more.

Valley residents will have the opportunity to meet one of the most famous lifestyle experts in the world and get ideas for their next home renovation project at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, which takes place Oct. 18–20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Bestselling author and lifestyle maven Martha Stewart will appear at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. Watch Stewart’s stage show to hear her hilarious stories about her bestie Snoop Dogg and learn tips from the domestic diva. Plus, Steward will be sticking around each day after her stage appearance to take photos with the audience. Stewart will hold presentation and meet-and-greet events 1–3pm Saturday and noon–2pm Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best seats for this general admission event. The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show runs Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20. Hours Friday and Saturday are 10am–6pm; Sunday, 10am–5pm. Those with October birthdays can visit the info booth for a special gift with valid ID. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 3–12; children 2 and younger get in for free. In addition, discounted ticket days will be offered: • Senior morning: Friday, 10am–noon, admission for guests 60 and older is $5 • Customer Appreciation: $5 admission Friday, 4–6pm and Sunday, 2–5pm • Military Appreciation: $5 admission with valid military identification all three days. WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road. The cost for onsite parking is $5. For additional information or to sign up for discounted tickets, visit

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Celebrate Halloween early with the Ninth Annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival at Salt River Fields Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, 5–9:30pm. Don’t miss the dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music and more. Kids of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival Give us a call: featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone presented by Power Crunch. Guests can also stroll the Spook Trail if they dare, a fan favorite manned by local high school students and featuring surprises around every corner. On top of that, more than 20 majestic hot air balloons will illuminate the sky as they participate in the world’s longest continuous glow at over three hours. For kids presents: and families looking to “soar” Juilliard Graduate into the night sky, there will be tethered balloon rides for the whole family. The Spooktacular event World Renowned Concert Pianist offers a safe and memorable trick-or-treat experience where there is family fun for everyone, including nightly costume contests for kids, adults and groups. Shop the Spooktacular Marketplace for Performance begins at 4:00PM • Coffee and Cookies to Follow arts, crafts and merchandise Join us for an All-Beethoven concert commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of from local shops; enjoy Ludwig van Beethoven. Don’t miss the mellifluous sounds of Mr. Rotman’s expert classical beverages and foods from performance. Mr. Rotman will give his Christian testimony. dozens of on-site vendors. WORKSHOP FROM 2:30–3:30PM Salt River Fields at Talking “Meet the Artist – Advice and Encouragement for Young Musicians from a Juilliard Graduate” Stick is located at 7555 North Learn the importance of musical study. Prepare for a career in music. Attendees will have the Pima Road in Scottsdale. opportunity to ask Mr. Rotman questions. Reserve your ticket by calling the church office. Both events are free to the public and all are welcome. General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids 3–12 Desert Hills Presbyterian Church years old, and kids 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets 34605 N Tom Darlington Rd, Scottsdale 85266 and for additional details, visit Call (480) 488-3384 | or visit for information.



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Three New Tenants to Open at Scottsdale Quarter Scottsdale Quarter will welcome three new stores to its ever-expanding lineup of tenants in late 2019: Gorjana, PAIGE and vineyard vines. All three tenants will open in the newly constructed L Block of Phase III, located on the east end of the property between 73rd Place and 73rd Street. Gorjana was founded in Laguna Beach, California over 15 years ago by Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel, both ASU alums. The duo built the jewelry company from the ground up. Still owned and operated by the pair, Gorjana can be found in over 1,000 retailers nationwide, with the Scottsdale Quarter location marking its 13th brick-and-mortar store, which is slated to open in late October.  Born and raised in Los Angeles since 2005, PAIGE is a California lifestyle collection for men and women. Over the years, PAIGE has evolved into a fashion house offering seasonal favorites and wardrobe staples that reflect the brand’s commitment to cutting edge design and attention to every last detail. The Scottsdale Quarter store marks the brand’s 16th location, projected to be open during the 2019 holiday season. The lifestyle apparel brand vineyard vines was created by two brothers, Ian and Shep Murray, who left their desk jobs more than 20 years ago to start making clothes that represented the “Good Life.” The brand offers apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The store will open in November. Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15059 North Scottsdale Road. For more information, call 480.270.8123 or visit

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The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale is back for the 11th consecutive event. Taking place in local home art studios in a south Scottsdale artists’ neighborhood, the event runs from Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3, and includes nine stops. “The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale not only offers art enthusiasts a chance to mix and mingle with their favorite artists and see current works in their own studios, it is also a great chance to buy local art direct from the source for holiday gift giving,” says Lynn Gustafson of the South Scottsdale Art Alliance. “We are proud to host this event which serves as a way to promote local artists and preserve their masterpieces.” Seven of the nine stops are located within the neighborhood between 54th Street and 60th Street and Oak Street and Thomas Road. Two special stops are just outside the boundaries of this neighborhood including artist Kevin Caron’s studio at 5831 North 46th Place (Studio 9) and The Shemer Art Center, which is hosting an art show during this same weekend, at 5005 E. Camelback Road (Studio 8). Remaining stops include: • Studio 1: 5909 E. Edgemont Ave. • Studio 2: 2642 N. 58th Pl. • Studio 3: 5702 E. Wilshire Dr. • Studio 4: 2320 N. 58th St. • Studio 5: 5628 E. Vernon Ave. • Studio 6: 5601 E. Lewis Ave. • Studio 7: 5454 E. Vernon Ave. The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale represents more than 25 artists. Guests are welcome to start at any point during this free, self-guided, three-day tour, and make their way along the art trail in any fashion they so choose — including on foot or bike. Many of the locations are in close proximity to one another making walking and biking convenient, while an automobile provides a quicker option to ensure time for visiting all the participating studios in just one day. With art ranging from jewelry and handmade gifts to painting and sculptures, the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale provides a unique shopping opportunity just in time for holiday gift giving. Hours are 10am–5pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am–4pm Sunday. A printable map and more details on the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale can be found online at


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oin the Phoenix Public Market and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for the second annual Meet Your Literary Community, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8am to noon at the Phoenix Public Market, 721 North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. Meet Your Literary Community is a miniature literary festival featuring 65 local authors and literary organizations across a variety of genres and forms, including poets, novelists, literary journals, public libraries, publishers, nonprofits, poetry orchestras, improv, typerwriter collectors, theater troupes, book artists, mysteries, romance, music, art, bookstores, spoken word, Spanish-language literature, podcasters, children’s books, zinesters, comic strips and more.

This year’s exhibitors include A.J. Flick, Amazing Arizona Comics, Arizona Humanities, Arizona State Poetry Society, Ashley Naftule, Aside Theatre Company, Avily Jerome, Barbara Renner, Bonny Books, Books of Kell’s Press, Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, Caralina Antone, Cardboard House Press, Dear Handcrafted Paper Goods, Debutiful, Erica Maria Litz, Erin Kong, Eugene Ward, Fly Paper, Gary Bowers, giddyface, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Heather J. Kirk and Writing on Purpose / Writing for God, Holum Press, Hoot ‘n’ Waddle, Howl Theatre Project, Iron City Magazine, Jamie Bonnell, Jennifer Spiegel, Jeremiah Blue and the Cobalt Creative, Karen Shiffman Lateiner, Kelly Nelson, Laughing Pig Theatre, little somethings press, Lorin Drexler, Luis Ávila, Michael Buckius, National Black Poetry Day Arizona Celebration and Black Poetry 365, Patricia Brooks, Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix Writers Network, PhoeNoWriMo, Phx Poetry Orchestra and OME , PJ Hultstrand, Poets and Muses, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Rinky Dink Press, Rita Goldner, Desert Rose RWA, RomanSnail, Sandra Marinella, Sheila Grinell, Superstition Review, Suzanne Steinberg, The Central Phoenix Writing Workshop, The Daily Platen, The HeartShaped Books Podcast, The Never Rad Miscellany, The Play Writes, The Revolution Relaunch, The Story Laboratory, Truth B. Told, Urban Beans, Valerie Foster, Wasted Ink Zine Distro and Phx Zine Fest 2019, and Write On, Downtown. While encouraged, RSVPs are not required to attend this event. To learn more and RSVP, visit This event is open to the public and free.

The day also features readings, performances and other featured programs, including: • Book Exchange with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, 8am–noon • Drop-In Writing Groups with the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop and the Play Writes, 9am and 10:30am • Poetry on Demand from giddyface, Kelly Nelson, and Ashley Naftule, 9–11am • Poisoned Pen presents Tom Van Dyke and Betty Webb reading, 9:30–10am • National Black Poetry Day presents local poets reading legendary black poets, 10–10:30am • Michael Buckius and Jamie Bonnell read poetry, 10:30–10:45am • Erin Kong reads from her poetry collection, Korean Mourning Rituals, 10:45–11am • Phx Poetry Orchestra improvises an orchestral performance and poetry reading,11–11:30am • Cardboard House Press presents a bilingual reading of Maricela Guerrero’s Kilimanjaro, 11:30am–noon

Finalists Announced for the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30– 9pm, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. Priscilla Torres and Octavio Pulido, of Telemundo Arizona, will emcee this year’s event. The awards, designed by the talented artists of Phoenix Center for the Arts, will be presented by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. The evening’s festivities include live performances, catering from Conceptually Social,  beer and wine from Hensley Beverage Company, silent auction and more. The 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in eight areas: Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17),  Innovative Arts Organization, and DIY/Maker (new category). Finalists are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact and collaboration. This year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards finalists include: • Dance Artist — Susan Bendix; Bridgette Borzillo; Julia Chacon; Candy Jimenez • DIY/Maker — Tina Ferguson; Charissa Lucille Heckard; Lloyd Hopkins

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• Innovative Organization — Girls Rock! Phoenix; Lights Camera Discover; Warrior Songs Inc. • Literary Artist — Rita Goldner; Erin Kong; Joel Salcido • Music Artist — Patrick Andrew; Downtown Chamber Series; Scott Helms; Amy Swietlik • Theatre Artist — Bobb Cooper; Brenda Foley; Matthew Saraficio • Visual Artist — Steven Ciezki; Jessica Garrett; Shachi Kale; Maggie Keane • Young Artist — Anya Chaudhry; Veronica Fedri; Sushmita Marella; Ruchi Ukhade

“It’s incredible to see such a collection of experience and talent represented in this year’s finalist group,” says Phoenix Center for the Arts CEO, Lauren Henschen. “The judging committee, comprised of previous Mayor’s Arts Awards winners, as well as a representative from the office of Mayor Kate Gallego, worked diligently to thoroughly evaluate each and every one of the many applications received. The inclusion of a new DIY/Maker category, added as a result of community input, enabled us to broaden our reach and truly capture the depth of creative talent here in Phoenix. We encourage arts supporters from all over the Valley and beyond to attend this one-of-akind event. Those who attend the Mayor’s Arts Awards will have the opportunity to witness and celebrate the inspiring artists who contribute to making Phoenix a more vibrant and creative city, all through the power of the arts.” Tickets for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards are on sale now at To learn more about Phoenix Center for the Arts, a Central Arts Alliance facility, visit

Free Classes for Baby Offered at Arizona Sunrays Every Monday morning from 9:15 to 9:45am, parents (and grandparents) are invited to bring in their babies who are walking up to age 2 ½ to Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center to enjoy a fun introduction to music, movement and dancing. Babies will love dancing to the music while using all kinds of different props and toys. Parent/grandparent participation is required. This is a “drop in” class but it’s limited to the first 20 children. Advanced registration is not required. In addition, every Wednesday morning from 9 to 9:30am, parents (and grandparents) are invited to bring in their babies, ages 6 months to 18 months, and enjoy a free Baby Gym class at the Arizona Sunrays. This fun-filled, parentchild class uses tumbling mats, balance beams, parallel bars and trampolines. It is a great way to work on strength, balancing and coordination with baby. This is a “drop in” class. Advanced registration is not required.  Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center is located at 15801 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.992.5790 or visit www.

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Hosted by Local First Arizona, the Arizona Fall Fest is a free and familyfriendly celebration of everything local to Arizona. The festival features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, the Arizona Fall Fest will have even more Arizona flavor and fun this year. Valley residents are invited to show their Arizona pride and join their community for this annual festival. The Arizona Fall Fest is sponsored by GoDaddy, Sprouts Farmers Market and Salt River Project. The festival will feature more than 200 vendors, all local to Arizona. Meet the folks behind favorite local businesses from across the state. Attendees can also enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Sampling tickets will be available for $1 each. Also, enjoy dozens of locally-made beers, wines, and spirits in the Hensley Beverage Garden (21+ only). Each beverage sample requires two sampling tickets ($1 per ticket). Setting the mood will be live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state. The official ‘Kid Zone’ made possible by Sprouts Farmers Market, will feature crafts, games and activities for kids of all ages and families. Or, head to the Arizona Sports Zone to play games, win prizes, and interact with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams. Arizona Fall Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 10am–4pm, at Hance Park, 1242 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. For information, visit


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From Nov. 3 through March 15, Phoenix Art Museum will present “Legends of Speed,” the Museum’s first major exhibition of racing cars. “Legends of Speed” will showcase an unprecedented selection of more than 20 cars spanning six decades and driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Dan 1952 Mercedes 300 SL Gurney and Stirling Moss. The exhibition will include winners of 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500 and the Italian Grand Prix, and featured marques will include Maserati, Ferrari, MercedesBenz, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Bugatti. Phoenix Art Museum will be the sole venue for this landmark exhibition. Inspired by the success of the Museum’s 2007 “Curves of Steel,” the first art 1954 Lancia D24 exhibition to explore the impact and influence of streamlining on American and European 20th-century automobile design, “Legends of Speed” will again bring a standout selection of historic cars to Phoenix, this time featuring legendary racing cars. The first of its kind in the Museum’s history, the exhibition, which will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, will feature cars from the 1910s through the 1970s. All of the featured cars will be loaned to the Museum by internationally recognized collectors and automotive museums from across the United States and Arizona, including Melani and Rob Walton and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Highlights will include A.J. Foyt’s first Indianapolis 500 winner, and Mario Andretti’s Formula-One championship winner, a 1977 Lotus 79. Arizona audiences will also have the opportunity to view a Ford GT 40 that won the renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans in France twice, first in 1968 when it was driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi, and again in 1969 when it was driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. In addition to modern racing cars, “Legends of Speed” will present a number of cars engineered prior to World War II, including the original 1911 Franklin driven by Ralph Hamlin in the 1910 Desert Classic, also known as the “Cactus Derby.” The exhibition will also feature a 1929 Bugatti Type 35 driven by Hellé Nice, colloquially known as “The Bugatti Queen.” Nice, whose real name was Helene Delangle, was the first Women’s Grand Prix winner and is considered the fastest woman racing professional prior to World War II. Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 North Central Avenue. For information, call 602.257.1880 or visit

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The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Pet Adoption event. Saturday, Dec. 14. Cats and dogs, kittens and puppies of all ages, size and character — from teeny to big, from bouncy to solemn — will be up for adoption Dec. 14 in the west parking lot at Floor & Decor, Bell Road and 59th Avenue, from 10am until 4pm. This event is sponsored by the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC), which supports animal rescue organizations throughout the Valley. Jason Bressler, founder and executive director of PMCC says, “We look forward to not only providing these animals with loving homes, but also bringing joy to families throughout the city. It is our pleasure to work with local rescue organizations to make the holidays a little brighter for our furry friends and their forever families.” Families (especially with kids), couples and singles are invited to come along and find a furry friend to adopt — or just stop by to have fun with cuddly companions, raffles, prizes and vendors at the event. Donations of pet supplies and food are welcome, and proceeds will be donated to the Phoenix Metro Chamber Foundation to be distributed to various charities, such as Arf-Anage Dog Rescue, Forever Friends Humane Society and others. Helping to make this event possible are PMCC’s sponsors and vendors, including Husse AZ Pet Food Deliveries, Floor & Décor, Schuster Printing and Wolfe Creative. Vendor booths are available for a low early bird fee of $50 for PMCC members, or $75 for guests. Any nonprofit 501(c)(3) is eligible to participate free of charge but must pre-register. To become a vendor, call 480.664.0077 or email info@ For more information, visit www.

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Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with Celebrity Chef Scott Conant Valley residents are invited to experience the authenticity of Italy without ever leaving the desert during Italian Heritage Month. Mora Italian has announced a special one night only fundraising dinner for the Italian Association of Arizona ( Tuesday, Oct. 8. The dinner will be hosted by chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and “Chopped” judge Chef Scott Conant — the creative culinary force behind Mora Italian. The evening will include a five-course seated dinner with wine pairing by Classico Wines and a menu featuring Stracciatella, pickled eggplant with concentrated tomatoes and basil; Octopus Affogato with olives, estratto and charred lemon; Nidi Di Rondine with pork and porcini ragu, ricotta and roasted garlic; Wood Fired Roasted Lamb Shoulder with almond and anchovy gremolata, broccoli rabe and pickled chilis; and for dessert, Mora’s famous Salted Caramel Budino. The cost for the evening is $139. Seatings are available at 6pm and 6:30pm. Reservations are available on the event page ( MoraOct8) on, or by calling Mora Italian at 602.795.9943. Mora Italian is located at 5651 North Seventh Street in Phoenix. Visit for more information.

NAWBO October Business Luncheon The Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will present “Out of Money? How to Prevent a Cash Crunch” at this month’s business luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11am–1pm. Speakers Kristine Kassel (Benefits by Design), Ashley Mapes (BDFC), and Christina Heide (Wells Fargo) will present alternative ways to fund a business and how to obtain a business loan to prevent cash crunch. Guests will hear real stories from women business owners about how they grew their business and how small business loans got them out of financial trouble. The panel will debunk some of the myths for business loan preparation and will offer tips to prepare your business for bank loan options. NAWBO is an organization that works to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. The business meeting will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 East Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Tickets are $43 for members and $53 for guests. Reserve or get information online at

The Desperado LGBTQ Film and Arts Festival is an event hosted by a Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) student organization. Desperado’s mission is to showcase quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBTQ community. Their goal is to create an event that is educational, enlightening, entertaining and enjoyable. In addition to the screening of films, local artisans are showcased at the outdoor amphitheater and painters and photographers are showcased in the art gallery. Outdoor events and the art gallery are free and open to the public. The mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to educate the whole person and to serve its students and communities by providing learning opportunities that are designed to help them achieve their goals. PVCC provides access to these opportunities in a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment. The Desperado Film Festival supports the vision and mission of the college by showcasing films that promote understanding of complex issues and initiatives that create positive social change, promote inclusion and illustrate the importance of cross-cultural communication. Proceeds from the Desperado Film Festival support LGBTQA scholarships. The 11th Annual Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival will take place Oct. 11–13 at PVCC’s Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 North 32nd Street Phoenix. Event passes and information can be found at



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Dig Into a ‘Screamin’ Sundae’ this Halloween The Screamery ice cream parlor in Northeast Phoenix will offer a $5 “Screamin’ Sundae” for the entire week leading up to Halloween, Oct. 24–31. The special Screamin’ Sundae features a single scoop of a flavor choice with scrumptious butter cake, warm cookie or brownie, choice of toppings, and black and orange sprinkles. The regular price for an ice cream sundae is $7.50. Founded in Tucson by Linda and Kenny Sarnoski in 2014, The Screamery has become known for its old-fashioned simplicity — using premium milk and cream, all-natural ingredients and for pasteurizing its own sweet cream ice cream base. No chemicals, corn syrup, synthetic hormones, pesticides or anything unnatural will be found in their ice cream tubs. Plus, they also feature two non-dairy options on the menu — fruit sorbet and a Fudgesicle flavor that’s made with almond milk, agave nectar and two types of chocolate. “It all started when Kenny and I decided to begin a new diet and we were both determined to eat only natural, wholesome ingredients, but we discovered that there was absolutely no ice cream on the market that met our new lifestyle criteria,” says Linda. “Kenny knew that ice cream was my favorite dessert and that I wasn’t willing to give it up, so he started hand mixing and creating his own flavors in our kitchen. Eventually, the unique and original ice cream flavors he created ended up tasting incredible.” There are currently two Valley locations of The Screamery — in North Phoenix at 10625 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 136, and now in Chandler — and five around Tucson. For information, call 602.368.1362 or visit

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A charity garage sale is planned for Thursday thru Saturday, Nov. 14–16, from 7am–1pm. The sale will take place at 17014 East Lema Circle, Fountain Hills. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Rescue Pals dog rescue/ adoption organization in Fountain Hills. Attendees will find amazing deals on thousands of treasures including furniture, household goods, small appliances, electronics, clothes, pet items and much more. Residents are encouraged to stop by and support the rescue’s sweet fourlegged friends. Those who have items to donate for the sale may drop the items off through Nov. 14. Rescue Pals is a no-kill shelter, 501(c)(3) organization. They have saved, boarded and found loving homes for hundreds of dogs over 10 years. For more information about the event or in adopting a dog or volunteering at the rescue, visit the organization’s Facebook page @RescuePals or send an email to


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utumnfest will return to Anthem Community Park Oct. 19–20. The weekend-long event closes out the community’s 20th anniversary year and runs 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday. Autumnfest is for all ages and is open to the public; parking and admission are free. Handmade goods, culinary creations, art, jewelry, photography, candles, furniture and many other items will be for sale as part of the signature feature of Autumnfest, the arts-and-crafts fair. Vendors from across the Valley and region flock to Anthem to share and sell their goods. “This is the perfect opportunity with the holidays coming up to purchase gifts, décor, tasty treats and other fall-inspired delicacies while enjoying Anthem’s beautiful Community Park and all that it has to offer,” said Michele DeMichele, director of special events for the Anthem Community Council (ACC).

Other Autumnfest activities include: • Carnival rides and games: Frazier Shows Carnival offers a host of rides and attractions including a Ferris wheel, swings, fun house and carousel, in addition to “thrill-seeker” rides like the Vertigo. The carnival will open Thursday evening and run through the weekend at various times. Rides and games vary in price. All-you-can-ride wristbands will be available during select times.

• T  rain rides: The Daisy Mountain Railroad will offer rides that circle Community Park (fees apply).

• Kids’ Zone and family activities: Children will enjoy bounce houses/inflatables (fees apply); tractor-pulled hayrides (free) through Community Park, a favorite of attendees.

• Firewise Days, in partnership with Daisy Mountain Fire Department: Stop by to visit with Smokey Bear (Saturday only) and see a fire truck up close (free).

• Pumpkin Patch: Families can pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate; $5 per pumpkin while supplies last. Take a photo before leaving to share with friends and family.

• Food court/Rotary beer garden: Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the fenced food court area. • L  ive entertainment: Bands will perform at the Main Pavilion 11am–4pm Saturday and 11am–3:30pm Sunday. Enjoy a strolling magician and balloon artist from 11am–2:30pm each day (free).

• Decorated Pumpkin Contest: Visit the ACC website for all of the details. Anthem Community Park is located at 41730 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. Visit www.onlineatanthem. com/autumnfest for more information.

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When its doors first opened in 1965, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum instantly became the epicenter of sports and entertainment in the State of Arizona. Its distinct silhouette visible by Arizonans and travelers alike commuting through Phoenix, The Coliseum has been the backdrop for some of the greatest sports moments in the history of our state, and the staging ground for some of the world’s greatest artists. From the 1976 NBA Finals, to performances by Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, it is a part of the city’s past and present — including the upcoming Arizona State Fair this Fall. Now, the three-time champion Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA have announced The Coliseum as a part of their future — the home arena for the 2020 season. The original home of the Valley’s original sports franchise, the Phoenix Suns, The Coliseum was the birthplace of professional basketball in Arizona, and the Mercury say they are proud to return to a building so rich with history. Most importantly, the Mercury are excited to revive “The Madhouse on McDowell,” one of basketball’s loudest buildings and most intimate fan experiences. With the fans virtually right on top of the action, combined with the amenities the Mercury will add to the building, and the nostalgia of basketball’s return, the homecourt advantage will be evident. Visit for updates.

Take a Walk – Beat Skin Cancer Valley residents are invited to join dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their family and friends in saying, “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” A hike at Kiwanis Park (North end) in Tempe will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, to raise funds for SPOT Skin Cancer, a campaign of the American Academy of Dermatology. Money raised will provide access to life-saving skin cancer screenings, permanent shade structures for children, sunscreen dispensers in outdoor recreation areas, and public education on how to prevent and detect skin cancer. For more information or to register for Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!, visit

This is a story with a happy ending. Years of bouncing around in the Arizona foster care system have ended for Steven, a 10-year-old boy who gets good grades in school and loves to play basketball. He is now part of a forever family. While it was long journey for Steven, it may have been love at first sight for his adoptive parents, Valerie Bunce-Kline and Joey Kline. The couple spotted Steven’s flyer when attending classes for foster parent licensure through Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). Their hearts were certain when they saw Steven’s video, one of more than 1,000 Wednesday’s Child videos produced by AASK since its founding in 1988. The video showed Steven playing soccer in a Phoenix park. “Watching the video was nice because you saw he was an active child, that he had a sense of humor,” says Joey. “When you saw him out there having fun, you saw how happy he could be.” After watching the video, says Valerie, “We knew right away Steven was the one we wanted to meet.” Steven moved into their home in June 2018. It wasn’t always smooth sailing. “We were just getting to know him, so we needed help adjusting to some of his behaviors,” recalls Valarie. But the support of Steven’s team — Arizona Department of Child Safety caseworkers, trauma therapist, AASK adoption recruiter and others — was “phenomenal,” Valarie says. Professional support, stability, security and old-fashioned love from mom and dad have contributed to a transformation. “He is a completely different child than the child who walked into our home in June of last year,” Valarie says. A child who was detached and aloof is loving and affectionate. A pattern of unsportsmanlike behavior on the playing field has been replaced by patience, compassion and kindness. Developing a sense of security, knowing this was his forever family, was key for Steven, his dad says. “Days before the adoption, that’s all he would talk about,” Joey says. “He’d say to random strangers, ‘I’m getting adopted next week.’” Steven now lives in a house with three cats, three dogs and his own room with a giant basketball sticker on the doors. But, the best part? “My favorite thing about my house,” Steven says, “is my parents — they live there.” For more information on children in foster care eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids at 602.930.4900, or visit



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Author Seeks To Inspire Children To Garden Starting with the basics, Tiffany Lewis’ new book, “Childrens Gardening Basics and Vocabulary Knowledge” (published by Lulu), offers information to get young people started with a hobby in gardening. Hoping to encourage children to take up the money-saving pastime, Lewis presents a short list of tools needed to begin. With some examples of easy plants to cultivate, the author includes simple tips on growing them. Among the flora Lewis recommends raising are ground fruits like pineapple and blueberries or fruit trees like apple and peach. Interspersed with the recommendations, the author provides some recipes that utilize the produce. Lastly, Lewis shares some health reasons for gardening and final “things to remember.” Lewis hopes that readers learn from her book that gardening “is a positive tool for kids to learn.” Her book is available at available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit

Free ‘Baby Splash’ Swim Classes Offered at Hubbard The Hubbard Family Swim School in Phoenix offers free “baby splash” swim classes for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time at home with baby and also learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. Parent participation is required. The temperature of the heated, indoor swimming pool is 90 degrees all year long. Advanced registration is required. There is a $25 joining fee. There are many reported benefits of swimming on baby’s body and brain: • Swimming strengthens a baby on the inside. While swimming will certainly help to develop their muscles and joints, it also improves the strength of their heart and lungs and helps to develop their brain. •  Swimming can help to improve a baby’s coordination and balance. Because much of a baby’s body is supported by water, the main focus for them is on maintaining balance. •  Swimming can improve their sleeping pattern. While it isn’t going to make them sleep through the night every night, the extra exercise will help to make a baby sleepier. • Swimming can improve a baby’s appetite. Lots of gentle exercise and warm water helps to make a baby hungry. • A study done by Griffith University in Australia in 2012 showed that children who participate in regular swimming activities not only reach physical milestones faster but have a higher level of intelligence due to earlier brain and cognitive development. Hubbard Family Swim School is located at 13832 North 32nd Street, Suite 100, Phoenix. For class days and times, call 602.971.4044 or visit

Fall Festival at Foothills Academy Offers Fun for All Foothills Academy is hosting a free Fall Festival Oct. 17. The event will run from 4pm to 7pm and is open to the entire community, Residents will enjoy an evening of family fun, complete with costume contests, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes, hands-on activities from the Arizona Science Center, live snakes, spiders and much more. Foothills Academy is a K–8 public charter school located at 7191 East Ashler Hills Drive in North Scottsdale. For information about the event or to learn more about the school, call 480.488.5583 or visit

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While it may seem early to be thinking about options for the 2020–21 school year, the Open Enrollment window for PVSchools is now open. We have a wide variety of educational options to choose from, so no matter what your interests, PVSchools should be at the top of your list. Beginning foreign language instruction early sets the stage for students to be proficient in more than one language. Being bilingual can be a huge advantage in college and in business in this DR. JESSE WELSH global economy. Spanish Immersion is offered at Paradise Valley Unified School District Sandpiper Elementary and Sunrise Middle, and Mandarin Immersion is offered at Whispering Wind Academy. Learn more at The K–12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme challenges students, encourages them to think critically and independently, and teaches them how to use inquiry. Our internationally authorized schools are Quail Run Elementary, Vista Verde Middle and North Canyon High. Although we offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at all our high school campuses, courses offered at Paradise Valley High School are open to all district students with district transportation provided. For a list of CTE programs available at our high schools, visit Looking for the best for your gifted child? PVSchools offers several unique programs, including Gifted Preschool, a K–6 Self-Contained Gifted program, a K–6 Schoolwide Cluster Grouping model, the Digital Learning Center at Sunrise Middle, and the Digital Academy for Advanced Placement Scholars at Shadow Mountain High. Learn more at Even if you don’t live in our boundaries, you can still attend one of our schools through open enrollment. Applications for 2020–21 for in- and out-of-district families will be accepted through January 21. Out-of-district parents who miss the Open Enrollment deadline can contact the school of their choice after January 21 to inquire about space availability for enrollment. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning programs and enrollment options, visit or call 602.449.2000.




HEALTH & WELLNESS Vitalyst Health Foundation announced a new two-tiered grants approach investing in the transformation of policies and systems to improve community health. The new approach is in response to community partner feedback.

Vitalyst Health Foundation Accepting Applications for Systems Change Grants and Spark Grants

Systems Change Grants are three-year awards ranging from $150,000–$175,000. By aligning insightful partners and taking significant risks, Vitalyst believes policies and systems can be transformed for the better. System Change Grants are open to Arizona based nonprofits working collaboratively to improve the health of Arizonans. Recent grants have supported efforts to pass legislation to establish farming apprenticeship programs, a program to address health through prescriptions for park time, an integrated care model to address health and homelessness, and work to change the perception and treatment of expectant

mothers with substance use disorder. Letters of intent for Systems Change Grants are due Nov. 1, 2019, with awards announced in April 2020. Spark Grants are one-year awards — less than $30,000. Designed to fund a group idea that may set off a sudden positive “force” for change. Spark Grants are seed funding to build relationships and grow these ideas. Specifically, Vitalyst is looking for nonprofit organizations working together on projects related to the elements of a healthy community: transportation options, access to care, affordable quality housing, community safety, economic opportunity, educational

opportunity, environmental quality, quality affordable food, community design, parks and recreation, social/ cultural cohesion, and social justice. Proposals are due Feb. 28, 2020. “Listening to current awardees and past applicants led to these new grant opportunities,” said Melanie Mitros, director of Strategic Community Partnerships for Vitalyst Health Foundation. “Our hope is these grants will serve as a catalyst for change — improving the health of Arizona communities.” Learn more about Vitalyst’s Systems Change and Spark Grants, visit www.

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In late August, Scottsdale-based Zoma launched its inaugural product line featuring the Zoma Sports Mattress, Performance Pillow and Durable Foundation. The company says that each are carefully crafted to optimize performance and recovery for individuals with active lifestyles. Research shows that sleep facilitates the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which repairs damaged muscles. Getting a good night’s sleep allows the body to fully recover from a workout or training, maximizing performance for the next day. The Zoma Sleep System is engineered with these principles in mind. “As athletes ourselves, we know how important a good night’s

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

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

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

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Celebrate Halloween all day & all night

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

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




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Sonoran Trails Eighth Graders Win Heritage Grant Award



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

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

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

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

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


Rancho Milagro Announces Date for Annual Fundraiser

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

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


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

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





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


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Oct. 7: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 11-13: Cave Creek UTV Rally

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

35 Oct. 16–17: Taste of Cave Creek

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


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38 Oaks Diner and Flapjacks

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30 Sesame Inn

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


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

Oct. 18: Empty Bowls Project

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

Oct. 18-20: Biketoberally

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

Nov. 8–10: Wild West Days

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

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

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

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

Nov. 7: Foothills Caring Corps Healthy Aging Expo

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

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

Oct. 26: Wicked — All Day & All Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 7–8: Foothills Christmas Pageant

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

Jan. 6: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

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

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

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

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March 8: Gerry Jones Home Tour; 480.488.2764 Celebrate Cave Creek Museum’s 50th anniversary year with a home tour featuring the groundbreaking work of architect Gerry Jones.

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

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

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

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


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


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March 23: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast — All You Can Eat

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

March 23: Cave Creek Rodeo Days Golf Tournament

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

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

March 27–29: Cave Creek Rodeo Days PRCA Rodeo

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

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

April 6: Desert Awareness Committee Seminar Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Wednesday, Sept. 11, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Desert Foothills Plumbing and Showroom, located at 38238 North Basin Road in Cave Creek. The company has serviced the Valley’s plumbing needs for nearly four decades. They have experienced technicians on-call 24/7, and specialize in residential plumbing, copper re-piping, gas piping and leaks of any kind — from routine maintenance to burst pipes. To learn more about the company, call 480.488.2825 or visit For additional information about the Chamber call 480.488.3381 or visit

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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VICE MAYOR CRANE WRITES... Town of Carefree’s Fifth Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden By Vice Mayor John Crane

“Totality of Life”

wenty-five years ago, Jeanne Bonine was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and given just six to 12 months to live. She was in the process of moving to Arizona from Minnesota when she learned that she had to undergo surgery. On her 50th birthday she had a lumpectomy and days later, a mastectomy of her left breast. Things looked bleak and she thought her career as a watercolor artist was over…until she met Judi Combs, owner of Thunderbird Artists and current co-owner of Thunderbird Artists Gallery in downtown Carefree. The two close friends will celebrate Bonine’s 50-year career as a professional artist Thursday, Oct. 10, during a special show, “Healed through Art…Blessed with Time.” An artist reception will take place from 2pm to 7pm at Thunderbird Artists Gallery, 99 Easy Street, Suite 235, located near the intersection of Ho Hum and Easy Streets. In an after-surgery consultation, Bonine was brought into a cold room and told to watch a video on a computer. “The video basically said I was going to die if I didn’t have a bone marrow procedure. I felt like I was being sold a used car,” she said. Fortunately, she was able to get help through the Mayo Clinic and due to the size of the tumor, its fast growth and the number of lymph nodes infected, she began a lengthy regiment of chemotherapy in Minnesota followed by radiation at the Phoenix location. She finished her last treatment of radiation just two weeks before her first Thunderbird Artists Carefree festival in January 1995. “I was nervous because I had no hair, so I wore a big white hat,” she said. “I felt like I was home again, and the show helped me regain my confidence. I truly consider Judi as an angel by my side. She was instrumental in my ability to continue my career as an artist.” Combs, a cancer survivor herself, said it’s been an honor to watch Bonine’s career flourish. See Thunderbird Artists Gallery, page 56

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The monsoon season is over, and 100-degree temperatures are behind us — what better way to celebrate than to enjoy whimsical fun at the Town of Carefree’s Fifth Annual Enchanted Pumpkin VICE MAYOR Garden festival? This unique, artistic and fun-filled Town of Carefree event begins on Friday, Oct. 18, and wraps up on 480.488.3686 Sunday, Oct. 27. World-renown artist and master pumpkin sculptor Ray Villafane has upped his game this year as never before! Villafane Studios is bringing in additional carvers, creating new vignettes and characters, and has enlisted a new ‘cast of characters’ including fortune tellers, mice and puppeteers. Did you know that over the past 25 years, Ray has carved 2,576 pumpkins? Because each creative pumpkin carving lasts only a few days in the desert warmth, new carvings will be created and displayed daily. One of this year’s new free events is the Enchanted Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. Carver Ray Villafane Photo: Tiffany Copeland, Desert 19, at 11am on the Hearts Photography. Read more about the Fifth Annual Community Stage, Enchanted Pumpkin Garden on page 58. located just outside of Historic Spanish Village. The weigh-off competition is open to all giant pumpkin growers and is an official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) event to determine the largest pumpkin grown in the Southwest, with growers competing for more than $5,000 in prizes. Before the festival is over, many of those monster pumpkins will be transformed into artistic, imaginative creations by the Villafane Studios carving team. Headline bands will perform Friday and Saturday nights of both event weekends. Additional weekend activities include a haunted house, pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables for kids of all ages, a Harvest Market, spooktacular costume contests, pumpkin pie-eating competitions, giant pumpkin photo opportunities, the Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden (sponsored by Sonoran Arts League,) the Adopt-a-Pumpkin Patch (sponsored by Desert Foothills YMCA) and a variety of fall-flavored culinary delights. This year there will be a daily admission fee of $15 Friday–Sunday and $10 Monday–Thursday, which covers all of the exhibits, concerts, entertainment and the children’s activity area. Ray and his team are bringing so much value, this year’s event promises to be a bargain! For more information, including an updated schedule of activities, please visit I hope you will join us.

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Seminar Series Explores Desert Plants, Animals & More The Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation kicks off its 2019-20 Seminar Series this month. Presented the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the Holland Community Center, the seminars will cover a wide variety of topics. Oct. 7: A Touch of the Desert Presented by the Desert Awareness Committee Education team, the seminar explores the plants, animals, soils, archaeological ruins and more from the area desert. Spend 90 minutes touching, feeling and understanding these unique aspects of the desert.

Nov. 4: What’s Bugging You? Dr. Rick Cochran, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, will help attendees learn about desert arthropods and how they fit into the desert ecosystem. Dr. Cochran has been studying and collecting insects most of his life. He is a master steward with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and a team leader for the Citizen Scientist programs. He shares his passion and knowledge about what arthropods do in the desert and how they benefit us.

Desert Awareness Committee members have been offering workshops on edible plants for over 25 years. Its mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join them in understanding, conserving and preserving the area’s diverse and fragile desert; its plants, animals, water and wildlife. Registration for the seminar is not necessary; there is a suggested donation of $5 for each seminar. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.1090 or visit about-desert-awareness.

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The Kiwanis Club of Carefree pancake breakfasts are a favorite local tradition — they offer good food, at good prices, creating a good time to support the Club’s many good community services. The event serves as a fundraiser to support the Club’s various community services and raise about $12,000 each year. Pancake breakfasts are held twice a year, fall and spring, on Saturday mornings, in the town center of Carefree. The fall event will be held Nov. 8, 7–11am, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion of the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast are $8 for adults and $4 for children. To learn about the Kiwanis Club of Carefree, visit

Thunderbird Artists Gallery, continued from page 55 “Jeanne is a Romantic Realist, whose soft and lush floral paintings illuminate beauty and peace,” Combs said, adding that her distinctive style is captivating. “It’s easy to become enamored with her oversized watercolor and oil paintings, which depict everything from garden wonders and exotic birds to a single rose and a desert skyscape.” Bonine said her art changed after her tough battle with breast cancer. “At first, my watercolor paintings were ethereal and very soft. Titles became very important to me because I thought I had a message to L–R: Judi Combs and Jeanne Bonine tell people. But that wasn’t enough, and I started to write prose to accompany each painting,” she said. As she continued to survive, her paintings became bigger, bolder and stronger. “I felt compelled to show both strength and softness,” she said, adding that, for her, prayer and positivity helped her heal. “Through my paintings and prose, I try to offer hope to anyone facing darkness.” During the Oct. 10 show, Bonine will exhibit new watercolor and oil paintings as well as hand-painted “Gifts of Hope,” which include rose-imaged ornaments, miniature rose paintings and her coffee table book, “Inspirations of Timeless Beauty.” This book includes her paintings, prose and inspirational life story. For details, call 480.688.4960 or visit

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Halloween visits the Town of Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team (www. for a fifth incredible year. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, a one-of-akind fall festival celebrating the magic of the season, takes place Oct. 18–27, with the amazing artistry of Villafane Studios on display throughout the fouracre Carefree Desert Gardens in downtown Carefree. Admission to the Gardens will be $15 per person Friday through Sunday, and $10 Monday through Thursday. Children 2 and under are free. Weekdays will feature the talented Villafane Studios carving team creating new and exciting pumpkin artworks, a variety of unique fall-themed edible creations and merchandise, and special Halloween-themed performances throughout the gardens. Weekend entry includes full access to the Gardens, a Harvest Market, live musical performances on two stages, novelty concessions and local food trucks, as well as admission to the Haunted Happenings zone, including a haunted house attraction, giant slide, obstacle course, carnival games, petting zoo, pony rides and more.


COFFEE DESIGNS: Art in a Cup November 1, 2019 from 4–5pm This class is for coffee lovers! Learn how to make coffee designs in wonderful colors. Find out about coffee beans, and how to make the best cup of coffee. Create art in a cup to impress your friends! Let Ron Bonnstetter show you what is possible! at Holland Community Center (Next to the YMCA) 34250 N 60th St., Bldg B • Scottsdale, AZ 85266



Gourdy Gooligan and his Carefree Hooligans weave their special brand of Halloween magic.

New in 2019 is a partnership with the Arizona Giant Pumpkin Growers Association to host an official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11am. The best giant gourd growers in the Southwest will be bringing their obscenely large, fascinating, ginormous orange orbs to town, in hopes of squashing the giant pumpkin world record. All of the pumpkins entered in the contest will remain on-site, with Villafane’s team of carvers working their artistry on the gourds live throughout the garden during the remaining days of the event. The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off is free to attend, and will be held on the Community Stage, just outside of Historic Spanish Village in downtown Carefree. Friday and Saturday nights will feature live headline entertainment each evening from 7–9:30pm on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage. Valley favorites The Walkens Band brings their unique blend of country and Southern rock favorites Friday, Oct. 18. Phoenix native and American Idol season 17 favorite Wade Cota performs with his band Saturday, Oct. 19. The second weekend

kicks off Friday, Oct. 25 with Rock Lobster playing the biggest music hits of the ’80s and ’90s. The ultimate Steve Miller tribute band, Pompatus of Love, rocks the stage Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring Steve Miller Band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Greg Douglass. Additional weekend event highlights include: Bashas’ “Adopt a Pumpkin” patch, with proceeds benefiting Desert Foothills YMCA; a Harvest Market, featuring a variety of fall-themed vendor goods and autumnal treats; the Jack O’Lantern beer garden with seasonal craft beers provided by Four Peaks Brewery, operated by the Sonoran Arts League; and the Haunted Happenings area, with family-friendly attractions for kids of all ages. Popular holiday-themed activities include pie-eating contests both weekends, sponsored by Venues Café; and costume contests for kids, adults and pets Sunday, Oct. 27. Other special events will round out the week. For hours of operation, event schedules and more information about this annual Halloween attraction, visit www. or call 480.488.3686.

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Friends, and even some members of my family, give me an uncomfortable smile when I tell them I spent a couple of August days in Minnesota ordering a gravestone to mark the place where my ashes will be buried. It is a personal place: ALLEN NOHRE Ness Cemetery, a knoll that is a mile outside of Elbow Lake, Writer Minnesota, my hometown. My connection with Ness Cemetery begins with my great-grandfather, Tideman Burtness, who was born in Hallingdal, Norway in 1847. He came to the United States when he was 12, fought for four years in the Civil War, married Barbra Solum, and homesteaded a farm along the meandering Mustinka River in west-central Minnesota. Tragedy struck this young immigrant family when their three-year-old daughter, Liva, drowned in the river that flowed by their farm. Tideman arranged for the founding of a cemetery, and Liva was the first person placed in that prairie cemetery in 1876. Two years later, a second daughter was born who was also named Liva. She became my grandmother who is lovingly remembered for knitting mittens every Christmas for her 19 grandchildren. She is one of dozens of family members, including my parents, who are buried in the place founded by my great-grandfather. Large and small granite monuments mark their place. Few people spend part of their summer vacation as I did. But I discovered that visiting the cemetery and meeting with the people at the Fergus Falls Monument Company was an easy way to deal with my end time without heavy thoughts about the meaning of life and death. It was a practical and surprisingly pleasant process of acknowledging my reality, which I hope includes many more years of spirited living. The arrangements I made are comforting because I have a soul connection with where I was born, with the prairie and with my family. We can travel and live in different places as I have. We can make personal changes (I’ve made many), and we can still return to our spiritual home where we belong.





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Kick off the Arizona Art Season with Thunderbird Artists hunderbird Artists will bring its 26th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival to downtown Carefree Nov. 1–3. The event will consist of juried fine art, wine tasting, microbrews, festival food and live music. More than 150 award-winning fine artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all mediums and subjects, will be represented. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals and pastels, patrons will find impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, bronzes, sparkling hand-blown glass, wood, clay, metal, stone, gourds, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and more. The featured artist for this event is mixed-media gourd artist, Jane Boggs. Art has always been a part of Boggs’ life, but when she discovered gourds, there was an instant connection. She began combining her fascination with the Native American Indian and African cultures with this wonderful, newly emerging organic art medium: the gourd. Although most of her work is done in a Southwest style, occasionally a contemporary or abstract piece will emerge. To be able to offer art in a unique way with such a different medium was the perfect challenge that would become one of the main focuses of her life. Each new gourd that is created has a story and a life of its own. The festival also combines fine art with an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting.


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For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to walk the streets of downtown Carefree sipping fine wines, surrounded by phenomenal art and listening to live musical entertainment. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. The Town of Carefree is the perfect backdrop for this annual event; the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion offers an ideal setting for patrons to listen to live music, while sampling an extensive selection of fine wine. The featured musician, AfterGlow, is a contemporary jazz/ funk group located in the Phoenix area. They specialize in playing high-energy contemporary jazz and funk tunes instrumentally. In addition to the delicious food from participating vendors, patrons will have many dining options with Carefree’s surrounding restaurants and outdoor cafes, such as the Black Mountain Café, Lara’s Bistro, Sundial Garden Café, Venues and more. The 26th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival takes place in downtown Carefree (101 Easy Street),

“Mardi Gras II” by Jane Boggs

Nov. 1–3, 10am–5pm each day. Admission is $3 for adults, 18 and over; parking is free. For information, call 480.837.5637 or visit


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Connect with Community Resources at Healthy Aging Expo Save the date and discover how to the best at any age with a vibrant healthy life at the Healthy Aging Expo, Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9am to noon. Hosted by the Foothills Caring Corps at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, the event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Attendees can connect with health and wellness experts in the areas of nutrition, education, exercise, medical, lifestyle, financial services and other topics of interest. Guests can speak one-on-one with representatives from a variety of organizations, get their questions answered and find out about available resources and services in the community. “This event is for all ages and provides a fun, one-stop opportunity to get to know the valuable resources that serve our community,” said Foothills Caring Corps executive director, Debbra Determan. “The expo-style event is a collaboration with numerous nonprofit and business organizations serving adults in the far North Valley.” Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road. For information, or to become an exhibitor, volunteer or sponsor, call 480.488.1105 or visit

Award-winning comedian Mark Cordes will deliver his critically acclaimed one-man show, “The Spouse Whisperer,” a comedic journey that starts with “love at first sight” and presumably ends at “‘til death do us part.” Cordes covers all the funny stuff in between as part of the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s Arts at the Rocks series Friday, Nov. 1. Hailed as “The Funniest Man in Arizona” by Showtime Cable Network, Cordes presents top-notch, hysterical comedy that is never vulgar or offensive. His television credits are vast and include A&E’s “Evening At The Improv,” Fox’s “Comic Strip Live,” his own spotlight on Showtime cable, and his nationally touring one-man show, “The Spouse Whisperer.” Spend an evening with this hilarious comedian as he examines the ups and downs of dating, relationships, marriage, divorce and all other aspects of this crazy thing called life. Cordes also is offering a Workshop prior to his event the same day. Join the Valley resident as he discusses how to use humor in everyday life. Whether it’s personal or professional life, humor is a tool that can, and will, help maximize potential. Come learn and laugh in a low-key setting with some friends from 5:30pm to approximately 6:30pm, the same day, then stay for the show. Seating for the workshop is limited. Call the Desert Hills office at 480.488.3384 to reserve a spot. Both events are free to the public and all are welcome. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 34605 North Tom Darlington Road in North Scottsdale. For additional information, visit

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The Black Mountain Campus is a partnership among Paradise Valley Community College, Desert Foothills YMCA and the Foothills Community Foundation. Their mission is to support lifelong learning, health and wellness, and community service in the Foothills community. The campus is designed as a neighborhood gathering place for people of all ages to exercise both their mind and bodies. The partners share a vision of bringing together the surrounding Northeast Valley communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. “This amazing partnership has rendered incredible growth over the years, proving just how much can be accomplished when great organizations, community leaders and residents come together in support of one another,” says Loretta Mondragon, associate dean Academic Affairs. “Focus on the Future” is the theme that lies at the heart of this year’s celebration, as the partnership celebrates the past and looks towards the future, working towards a better tomorrow for the community’s youth, teens and adults. Valley residents are invited to celebrate 10 years of bringing communities together at Black Mountain Campus Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10am to 2pm. Activities include an obstacle course, bounce house, interactive STEAM activities, music and theater performances and more. Food trucks will be available, and cake will be served. Black Mountain Campus is located at 34250 North 60th Street in North Scottsdale (60th Street and Carefree Highway). For additional information, visit

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Musical Instrument Museum

Childsplay; 480.921.5700


Oct. 10 – Nov. 16

The Wizard of Oz

Don Bluth’s Front Row Theatre; 480.314.0841

3 Bechir Sylvain in The Royale; Photo:Tim Fuller

Oct. 11

Oct. 3–20

Damien Escobar

The Royale

Arizona Theatre Company at Herberger Theatre Center; 602.256.6995

Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 4–26

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts; 480.499.8587

Oct. 11–27

Flamenco Intimo | Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre

Kalli Sparish & Haydehn Tuipulotu, A Vampire Tale; Photo: Angel Castro

Oct. 13

Oct. 11

Tig Notaro

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

The Van Buren Oct. 15

Phil Collins

Talking Stick Resort Arena

They Chose Me

Valley Youth Theatre; 602.253.8188


Oct. 11 – Nov. 19


Sweeney Todd

Oct. 3–12

Arizona Broadway Theatre; 623.776.8400

Scorpius Dance Theatre; 602.254.2151

2019–20 Season Preview

A Vampire Tale

Oct. 11

ASU Kerr; 480.596.2660

12 Oct. 15

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

Oct. 4–27

Arizona State Fair

Mesa Arts Center

State Fairgrounds; 602.252.6771

Oct. 15


Oct. 6

Comerica Theatre

Che Apalache

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Musical Instrument Museum; 480.478.6000

A Haunting We Will Go: A Tribute to Frances Smith Cohen

Center Dance Ensemble; 602.252.8497 Oct. 12

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus Oct. 8

Bettye LaVette

Musical Instrument Museum Oct. 9 – Nov. 10

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


The Phoenix Theatre Company; 602.254.2151

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 18

Caro Pierotto ASU Kerr Oct. 18

Kurt Elling

Oct. 12

Musical Instrument Museum

Mesa Arts Center; 480.644.6500

Mesa Film Festival

Tower of Power

Oct. 18–20

Oct. 12

Guilherme Arantes

Musical Instrument Museum

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Around Town, continued from page 62 Oct. 18 – Nov. 3

Oct. 22

Lila Downs’ Día de Muertos: AL CHILE Mesa Arts Center

Agnes of God

Fountain Hills Theater — Mainstage; 480.837.9661 Oct. 19

North Valley Symphony Orchestra; 623.980.4628



Southwest Shakespeare Company; 480.435.6868

Oct. 23

Breakfast with Mugabe

Oct. 23

Musical Instrument Museum

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ASU Kerr


Matt Dusk

Delta Rae

Oct. 24


Oct. 25 – Nov. 9

Oct. 27

Musical Instrument Museum


Oct. 25 – Nov. 9

The Accidentals

Musical Instrument Museum

Crescent Ballroom

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Mesa Arts Center

Rebirth Brass Brand

Joe Bonamassa

Southwest Shakespeare Company; 480.435.6868

National Geographic Live — Akashinga: The Brave Ones

Oct. 21

Oct. 27

Devendra Banhart

Oct. 25


Celebrity Theatre; 602.267.1600 Oct. 19



Ballet Arizona; 602.381.1096

Comerica Theatre

A Night with Janis Joplin

A Scandinavian Tour

Oct. 24–27

Oct. 25 – Nov. 10

Black Theatre Troupe at Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center; 602.258.8129

Oct. 29 – Nov. 3


ASU Gammage; 480.965.3434

Oct. 26


Nov. 2–3

Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 24

Oct. 26

Musical Instrument Museum

The Van Buren

SFJAZZ Collective

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Andrew Bird

Celebrate America

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra; 623.326.5172

Free, Family-Friendly Event Celebrates Arts in the Community The annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:30am–5pm, at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe Street. This popular event celebrates the arts in the community with dance performances, visual art, live music, children’s activities, aerial performances, food, pet adoptions, craft beer and wine tasting and more. Proceeds will benefit the Herberger Theater’s Youth Outreach Programs, designed to give Arizona children (ages 3–19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through experience with the arts. The Herberger Theater is a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit organization that supports and fosters growth of the arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the Herberger Theater offers three theater venues, art gallery, plaza and rentable event space for a variety of community uses. The Herberger Theater hosts a diverse range of dramatic, dance and musical performances; is home to local theater and dance companies; its gallery provides a venue for Arizona artists to present their works; and a plaza that hosts civic and arts events. The Festival of the Arts is sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Kathleen and John Graham, APS, U-Haul, Arizona Center, Phoenix Magazine, Perkins Coie, Arizona PBS, TLC Café and Wells Fargo. For additional information, call 602.254.7399, Ext. 114, or visit the Community page at

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The 10th Annual Arizona Taco Festival, sponsored by the City of Scottsdale, is celebrating a decade of tacos by offering more taco amusement and milestone munchies, including more than 50 taco teams dishing out creative $3 steak, pork, seafood, veggie and even vegan tacos, as they compete for $10,000 and bragging rights in this esteemed taco competition. The festival will commence Oct. 12–13 at its new, larger WestWorld of Scottsdale location. The taco playground will expand and take over 300 acres, featuring the fan-favorites, plus a whole new line-up of taco-tainment during the two-day festival. Returning festival favorites include a solid line-up of over 50 taco vendors including Arizona’s top taquerias, taco food trucks and taco titans will bring the best of the best tacos for $3 each; the Main Taco Competition, where local chefs battle for the best taco titles as well as $10,000 in cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights; interactive photo booths and photo experiences; Hot Chili Pepper eating contest; Mucho Taco Eating contests where 10 strong stomached volunteers see how many tacos they can consume in a short amount

receive half off. The VIP Cantina will offer chef curated food, private bars, entertainment, private bathrooms and seating for $135 per day. Tickets are sold online on — food and beverages cost extra. Arizona Taco Festival is a cashless event. WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. For complete event details, visit GET MORE: The 10th anniversary Arizona Taco Festival is bumping up the taco-tainment with a bunch of new events. Get the details at

of time; and the Ay! Chihuahua Beauty Pageant where over 20 chihuahuas in vibrant costumes strut their stuff with eccentric owners in tow. The festival is open Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, 11am–7pm. One-day general admission will begin at $10 per ticket for the first 2,019 ticket buyers and increase to $15 per ticket. Military members will

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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Keeps the Spirit of the Show

By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle

Nearly four years after the final episode of “Downton Abbey” aired, we return to the home of the Crawley’s. Fans of the show will be delighted to know that the creator Julian Fellowes helmed the movie. It fits seamlessly into the Downton narrative. For the film, the Crawley’s are faced with what the future of Downton will look like. Add to that a surprise visit by the king and queen. The old world clashes with the modern in an elegant Michelle Dockery stars as Lady Mary and Matthew Goode as Henry and engaging story that is well Talbot in DOWNTON ABBEY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Focus Features worth watching. We recommend pairing a vintage gin-based cocktail such as a Gin Ricky to get into the mood for this movie.“Downton Abbey” is rated PG and is now playing. Whiskey and Popcorn is a movie podcast by local film critics Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle. You can hear their full movie reviews on


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DESTINATIONS The Town of Superior’s Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Superior Burro Run Oct. 12, the first BurroCross event in Arizona. BurroCross is Arizona’s adaptation of Pack Burro Racing, a sport that has been popular in Colorado for over 70 years. BurroCross involves

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Pack Burro Racing Debuts in Arizona “burros” (the Spanish term for donkeys) that are led in-hand by human crosscountry trail runners, thus forming a unique human-burro team. The Superior Burro Run will launch with a pre-run ceremony at 9am on East Main Street in the historic mining town of Superior, where burros once roamed freely throughout town. The runners and their burros will then depart, traversing either a 6-mile introductory course or a 12-mile competitive course through Superior and the Tonto National Forest, before returning to the finish line on East Main Street. Runners are required to pre-register and bring a burro. Spectators are encouraged to attend this exciting, family-friendly event, which will also feature a beer garden and vendors. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will also be set up just off Main Street with burros available to the public for sale or adoption. One may either adopt an untrained burro or purchase one that has been trained through the Inmate Training Program. Those interested in leaving the Superior Burro Run with a new burro should review the BLM facility and eligibility requirements in advance (

As a nod to the historic use of burros in mining, Pack Burro Racing began as a way to foster economic growth in Colorado’s small mining towns. According to Monique Wylde Williams, who gentles wild BLM burros for public adoption and is the founder of Arizona BurroCross, Arizona is a prime candidate to adopt the quirky sport — the state produces more wild BLM burros than any other. Offering an intriguing course for

runners and a festive atmosphere for spectators, the Superior Burro Run promises to be a fun and unique event for the whole family (burros are friendly and great with children). The organizers of the race ask that spectators leave dogs and other animals at home. For more information and to register, visit or the Arizona BurroCross Facebook page, or contact the Superior Chamber at 520.689.0200.

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Honoring Ancestors — Celebrating Cultural Heritage The Eighth Annual Dia de Los Muertos Phoenix Festival will take place Oct. 27 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. The festival is interactive, multigenerational and participatory. Free and open to the public, all families are welcomed. The festival aims to instill a sense of history, pride and knowledge about multicultural roots to the community at large. Presented by Cultural Coalition, the festival features hundreds of masked entertainers with performances in music, dance and theater to honor ancestors and celebrate heritage and traditions. The Coalition invites families and friends to bring a blanket and grab a spot on the grass for this annual event that honors and celebrates those who have passed on with music, dance, theater performances and an artists’ Mercado featuring local artists and art groups. Food and children’s art activities area will be available as well. Activities will include mask making, a community altar, sugar skull decorating, face painting and Candlelight Procesión at 5:30pm. The Festival Mercado showcases some of the best local Latino artists and practitioners of Dia de los Muertos arts, including the Phoenix Fridas, Kathy Murillo, Emily Costello, Borderlands Fridas, Patricia Silva, Sagrado Gallery, Oaxaca Imports and more. The free event takes place 1–7pm. Steele Indian School Park is located at 300 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. For additional information, visit


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Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) is hosting its final two “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” events in October and November. The Water, Black Canyon City & Me programs lead up to the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition coming to Cañon School (34630 South School Loop Road, Black Canyon City) from Dec. 14 to Jan. 26. Working with their regional sponsors and partners, BCHP is supplementing the national “Water/Ways” exhibit with a local exhibit that focuses on the Agua Fria watershed that extends from Prescott Valley area through Black Canyon City and Lake Pleasant and ending as the Agua Fria river merges into Salt River. These events are free and family friendly: • Sunday, Oct. 20; 1:30–3pm: Art Exhibit & Afternoon Concert by ProMusica Arizona, Black Canyon Community Health Center, 19251 Oasis Drive, Black Canyon City • Saturday, Nov. 16; 2–3:30pm: Celebrating History of Water — Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian, Pioneer Masonic Lodge #82, 19055 East K-Mine Road, Black Canyon City The Black Canyon Heritage Park has additional activities to compliment the Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” exhibit including the National Public Lands Day Oct. 5 and the WinterFest/BookFest Exhibits Jan. 26. Visit Black Canyon Heritage Park Monday through Friday, 9am–4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9am–2pm. Walk the mini-trail and view native plants, birds and butterflies in the riparian preserve. For information, call 623.374.5282 or visit or


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Get Your Spook on in Jerome The Jerome Historical Society will present its 16th Annual Jerome Ghost Walk at “Spook Hall,” 260 Hull Avenue, Oct. 11–12. This year’s theme: The Demise of O.A. Daags. Visitors are invited to meet some of Jerome’s more “permanent” residents 6:30–9pm. They will be out and about starting at 6:30pm with a new performance starting every half hour. There will be six shows nightly. Tickets are $15 Friday and $20 Saturday. Reservations are highly recommended. For additional information, call 928.634.1066 or

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Working artists in the Verde Valley are opening their private home studios to visitors the weekend of Oct. 25–27. This experiential self-guided event will be held during the culmination of fall leaves changing color in the beautiful Verde Valley, which includes Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Cornville and Sedona. This event, sponsored by the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC), provides the perfect backdrop for a fall tour in Northern Arizona and is free to the public. “This is an amazing opportunity to connect with Arizona artists and see a lot of their work at one time,” said Mike Upp, president of SVAC. “The wide range of Holly Stedman, stained glass styles and art forms is a testament to the thriving vitality of the arts community in the beautiful Verde Valley. The event showcases established and emerging talent, so it is an easy way for art enthusiasts to start an art collection.” The artists truly enjoy demonstrating their creative processes as they share their workspaces and, more importantly, make a personal connection with visitors. Beyond seeing the artist work hands-on, visitors have the chance to buy gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and locally produced artwork directly from the artist. There will be over 45 artists — glass, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, painting, drawing, digital art, photography, fiber, weaving and mixed media — participating in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, Cornville, Cottonwood and Clarkdale area. Throughout the weekend, demonstrations of several different art forms will be taking place at various studios. The demonstration schedule is available at or pick up a copy at any of the studios. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to enter a studio-wide drawing for a $250 gift certificate to be used at a studio of their choice. To participate in the drawing, attendees must simply complete a form at any studio on the Tour. The Tour runs from 10am– 5pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, and from noon to 5pm Sunday, Oct. 27. For additional information, visit or

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Global luxury travel network Virtuoso revealed the winners of its celebrated 2019 Best of the Best Awards at the 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference, where Miraval Arizona was recognized as the Best Wellness Program. Just 10 properties and hoteliers were honored. “It is important to recognize the exceptional contributions of Best of the Best winners such as Miraval Arizona, as they are emblematic of the caliber of creativity, service and guest experiences that are the hallmark of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program,” said Albert Herrera, senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “Every year our winners raise the bar even higher for global luxury hospitality, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments while expressing gratitude for the inspiration they provide to us all.” The award recognizes Miraval Arizona’s vast array of offered dynamic fitness, yoga and wellness programs, as well as life-changing one-on-one sessions and classes with a team of renowned wellbeing specialists. This award comes off the heels of the unveiling of Miraval’s state-of-the-art Life in Balance Culinary Kitchens in partnership with Williams Sonoma and the unveiling of Miraval’s second location in Austin, TX. Opened in 1995, Miraval Arizona in Tucson pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category with its comprehensive program of activities, experiences and personal treatments. Miraval Life in Balance spas opened in April 2016 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, and in November 2017 at Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour. In January 2019, Miraval opened Miraval Austin, the brand’s second wellness resort outside its flagship in Tucson.


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Second Annual Show Low Film Festival DarMar Production, LLC, will present the Second Annual Show Low Film festival in the beautiful, cool White Mountains Oct 18-20. Films will be shown each afternoon in four of the eight theater screens at the WME Village 8 in Pinetop and will include everything from shorts to feature films in all genres. In addition, a red-carpet event will be held Saturday afternoon as well as the special screening of the movie “Turnover” the movie. Passes are available online for $60 for all three days. Area hotels are offering discounts to attendees. For complete event information, visit



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What Do You Feed Your Mind? I am reading a very informative and convincing book by Dr. Mark Hyman, a nutritional expert. He has reminded me that anyone who wants to be an Olympic athlete would probably not adopt a diet of donuts and Twinkies. If you wanted to create a gourmet meal, would you start with inferior ingredients? Most of us understand that what we put into our bodies is vital in determining our daily performance as well as our ongoing health. Even though we know this, eating intelligently is a battle. The same principle applies to the most important part of our lives, our minds. Like our bodies, what we allow into our minds is a constant battle. I have learned these three truths…

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Q: I’ve been reading about new homes where husbands and wives have separate rooms built for many purposes. What is this all about? A: Everything cycles. At the end of the 19th century, husbands and wives had separate bedrooms. Men had libraries or smoking rooms they retired to after dinner, and the women had their own drawing rooms. Women had sewing rooms and hobby rooms, and men later had their garages and workshops. Separating the sexes was common. During the 20th century, men and women joined together in their activities and interests. So, sharing space became comfortable. Now the pendulum is swinging the other way.

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Male Call: 9 Gobbledygook Phrases You Use… But Guys Hate The Male Call Advisory Board™ (Linguistics Division) has noticed some disturbing trends in ladies’ dating profiles. We’re not saying that the guys don’t have their own gobbledygook, but from what we hear, the men are more about just outright lying. Here, then, are nine annoying or meaningless phrases you can go ahead and delete from your profile. Some of these we’ve covered in previous columns, but apparently you weren’t listening (might be a “Midwestern values” thing). GET MORE! Read the rest of “9 Gobbledygook Phrases You Use” online now.

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Jackie Moe, who was our July ticket contest winner to see the Phoenix Mercury play, sent us this photo saying, “Thank you so much for the tickets. My husband Dan and I had a great time!” Luci Heine, our August Phoenix Mercury ticket winner, said, “Thank you so much for the tickets. Great seats! I took my sevenyear-old grandson and we both enjoyed the game. And I also enjoy the CITYSunTimes. Keep up the good work.”

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CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 17th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...

North Valley CITYSunTimes October 2019 Issue  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 17th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...