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Dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music, 4,000 pounds of candy and more — the eighth annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites families Photos courtesy of Salt River Fields to celebrate Halloween early Oct. 26–27. Children of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone, plus, dare to stroll the Spook Trail, a fan favorite manned by local high school students and featuring surprises around every corner. Not to mention, more than 20 majestic hot air balloons illuminating the sky as they participate in the world’s longest continuous glow at over three hours, as well as offering tethered balloon rides to kids and family looking to “soar” into the night’s sky. na Salt River Fields plays host to t Arizo Fall Fest, F irs sl a l the Balloon Spooktacular, which te ca d Lo offers a safe, fun and memorable fo e h trick-or-treat experience for the whole family, including nightly costume contests for children, adults and groups. Shop the Spooktacular Marketplace for arts, crafts and merchandise from local shops, or sip and savor beverages and holidaythemed foods from dozens of on-site vendors. The 2018 Spooktacular Balloon Festival runs 5–9:30pm daily, Oct. 26–27 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.saltriverfields.com.

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“The compensation of growing old...was simply this; that the passions remain as strong as ever, but one has gained (at last!) the power which adds the supreme flavor to existence – the power of taking hold of experience, of turning it round, slowly, in the light.” ~Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway Well, it’s HERE…my [dreaded number] birthday. I thought I’d be prepared with some deep insight or witty contemplations that I could share to showcase the wisdom of my years (because apparently that’s a thing we’re supposed to have by Museum of the now.) Last year at this time, I was taking time off to ruminate on this very and said that if I “come up with some amazingly deep insights West Exhibit birthday into life and heretofore unrevealed wisdom, I’ll be sure to share it with you…” Flash forward a year and, frankly, I’ve got nothin’. I’m still here making revolutions around the Sun — that’s a plus. And I’m planning on thoroughly enjoying a birthday weekend with friends and family…and savoring every moment. In the meantime, I will share this, something that I wrote here in 2010 and still applies. “As October and another birthday rolls around each year, I tend to get too introspective. Where did the years go? What have I accomplished in the last year? What do I want to accomplish in the next? As the years pile on, it is harder for me to see the young girl I still feel like looking back at me in the mirror, and I have begun to think of aging as a patina. I started out as bright and shiny copper; Around Town: flexible, pliable and molded into the shape of Me. Then, as years pass, the layers of life’s Jazz at Lincoln experiences begin to reveal themselves (you know, having kids, sun damage, my 20s…). Center Orchestra In architecture and antiques, the patina is prized. It proves the years of the object and increases its value. Maybe the secret to staying young is to remember that with Wynton underneath the patina, we are all still that bright and shiny copper and everything Marsalis that life has brought us only increases our value.”

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... Join Us in October to ‘Celebrate ’68’

Explore the Evolution of Modern Scottdale: ‘Celebrate ’68’

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In the modern era, few government buildings achieve the architectural reputation earned by Scottsdale City Hall. In 1965, the City Council hired architect Bennie Gonzales to MAYOR design City Hall, the Civic Center City of Scottsdale Library and the grounds around 480.312.3111 the buildings that we now know www.scottsdaleaz.gov as the Civic Center Mall. At the time, a newspaper editorial encouraged them to have “courage to be daring.” As the designs evolved from Gonzales’ sketches, to models, to building plans, community leaders showed that courage. The citizens who helped plan the City Hall complex wanted buildings to be dignified, distinctive and reflective of the Southwest and spirit of Scottsdale. As we approach 50 years from when the buildings first opened, their collective vision remains a centerpiece of our community. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of City Hall and Civic Center Library, we invite you to re-experience Scottsdale and help us commemorate these iconic landmarks. Scottsdale is throwing a party — a modern day take on the original community celebration held in 1968. The centerpiece of Scottsdale Celebrate ’68 is a free family festival from City Hall to the Hotel Valley Ho, featuring rock ‘n’ roll, classic cars and fireworks (but no speeches). The fun begins at 5pm Saturday, Oct. 13. Get to know your public buildings with behind-thescenes tours of City Hall and the Civic Center Library. Search for clues around Scottsdale Civic Center and win prizes in the Celebrate ’68 Scavenger Hunt. Stroll Main Street alongside classic cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, including special selections from the BarrettJackson collection, along with Walter the Bus and other street entertainment. Enjoy music under the stars in front of the Hotel Valley Ho with Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown, a live tribute to the Fab Four and The Rolling Stones. You can even march with the mariachis — join a procession from City Hall to the Valley Ho led by a mariachi band in a flatbed truck — much like thousands did in 1968. The evening ends with a brief firework show. We have a lot to celebrate year-round. This uniquely Scottsdale event is a reminder of some of those things, and I sincerely hope you will join us. Find a complete event listing, including a handful of educational programs and exhibits scheduled in the days prior to the Old Town celebration, at www.scottsdaleaz.gov, search “Celebrate ’68.”

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he year 1968 wasn’t only a watershed moment for the U.S., it also launched the evolution of modern Scottsdale. That’s the year the Scottsdale City Hall and Civic Center Library opened on a brambly landscape that would grow to become the Civic Center Mall. In 1965, Arizona architect Bennie Gonzales’ design for the buildings and surrounding open space beat out 35 other Architect Bennie Gonzales proposals. The open chamber of City Hall, patterned after the Hopi Indians’ ceremonial Kiva, was a symbolic nod to Native American culture and accessible government. Seven pieces of public art were a part of the project — including the stunning faceted glass skylights that bathe City Hall with muted natural sunlight. The inch-thick glass panes were designed by noted artist Glidden Parker and installed by Scottsdale’s Glassart Studios. The imposing metal wind chime that hangs from the ceiling of City Hall was also part of that original artwork. It was designed by Scottsdale architect and urban visionary Palo Soleri. Soleri passed away in 2013 at age 93, but his legacy lives on in his nearby studio and the iconic Old Town Waterfront bridge that he designed and bears his name. Other public art pieces that were part of the City Hall project reside outside on the Civic Center Mall, ranked annually among the most beautiful and popular public spaces in Arizona. They include “Woman Spearing Fish” and “Don Quixote,” located in the pond in front of City Hall and “Mother and Child,” located in the Mayer Memorial Garden north of the building. Art has taken on other forms through the years at City Hall. Its spacious “Kiva” space hosted concerts plays and children programs before the opening of the library and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. City Hall has even hosted a little of the Old West. In the 1970s, the Hashknife Pony Express riders delivered mail directly to the mayor at City Hall — horses clomping down the same hallways used today for more tame and traditional community business. The entire 14-acre Civic Center complex cost $2.54 million in 1968. The mall has been expanded and renovated several times since, as has City Hall and the library. The spirit and the vision of those residents who first conceived the project, however, live on. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these iconic landmarks, Scottsdale is throwing a party — a modern day take on the original community celebration held when the buildings opened in 1968. “Scottsdale Celebrate ‘68” will unfold in Old Town over the course of several days in October beginning with a panel discussion, “Turning Point,” at the Civic Center Library Oct. 4 and culminating in a free family festival Saturday, Oct. 13. For a complete list of activities, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search “Celebrate ’68.”


Take a peek back in time with Historic Scottsdale: Live, Work and Play in the Early 20th Century, a newly curated photo exhibition at the Gallery @ Appaloosa Library. This exhibition features dozens of historic photographs in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Bennie Gonzalesdesigned Scottsdale City Hall and Civic Center Library in October 1968. Scottsdale Public Art is hosting this exhibition in conjunction with the city’s other Scottsdale Celebrate ‘68 events in October.

“It’s a perfect time to reflect on the history of every corner of Scottsdale and the men and women who comprise our history,” said Joan Fudala, a community historian who wrote the text for the exhibition. “A stroll along the wall of photos at Appaloosa can’t help but instill a pride of place, and perhaps make a connection to something in your past, too, no matter where you came from or what era you consider your own.” The exhibition is designed to help modern residents imagine what life was like in Scottsdale 50 to 100 years ago. Through these photographs, visitors will peer through windows into the past, observing the pioneers of Scottsdale and how they lived their lives, from farming and ranching to recreation and the beginnings of tourism and health care. See Historic Photo Display, page 8

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Historic Photo Display, continued from page 7 This collection of images was hand-picked by Wendy Raisanen, curator of collections and exhibitions for Scottsdale Public Art. She chose them from among the thousands of digitized photos in the Scottsdale Heritage Connection, a partnership of community organizations that celebrate Scottsdale history. They are available to the public on the Scottsdale Public Library’s website at www.scottsdalelibrary.org/ historical. The photographs depict ordinary folks shopping at the general store, building canals, hunting and riding in early automobiles. Children attended classes at the Little Red School House and eventually Scottsdale High School. They swam in the canals — when it was still allowed — and played marbles on dirt roads. Historic Scottsdale: Live, Work and Play in the Early 20th Century will remain on display through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Library hours are 9am–8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am–6pm Friday through Saturday and 1–5pm Sundays. For information, call 480.874.4645 or visit www.scottsdalepublicart.org.

SCC Announces Fall Plant Sale & Fundraiser The Center for Native and Urban Wildlife (CNUW) at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) will hold its Fall Plant Sale/Fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct.19, at the school’s greenhouse. Residents are invited to pick out favorite succulents, cacti, trees/shrubs, house plants, aquatic plants, bee poles and wildflower seeds. CNUW experts also will be on hand to offer care and planting tips. The proceeds benefit CNUW, a nonprofit started by the SCC Biology Department to provide students and others opportunities to learn about the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert through conservation, education and research opportunities. Plant prices range from $3 to $25. Only cash and checks accepted. Checks are payable to SCC. Sale times will be 10am–2pm on both days. SCC is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road in Scottsdale. The greenhouse is located on the northeast side of campus. Go to Entrance 4 and head to Parking Lot I. For more information, call Edward Weigand at 480.423.6731 or email edward. weigand@scottsdalecc.edu.

Scottsdale Shared Working Center Announces Available Spaces

The Creative Center of Scottsdale announced the opening of five available work spaces in its historic building. The 4,000-square-foot center, located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale at 3616 North Scottsdale Road, is available to artists of all genres. The affordable spaces offer a community environment and networking opportunities without the traditional office feel. The shared work spots include a 10 by 10-foot area and access to all building amenities starting at $300 per month. Artists can work in the open space uninhibited by the typical confinements of a traditional office. Renting includes free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, lockers, an outdoor courtyard, a rack pulley station to dry and display artwork and more. “I created the center to fit the needs of the creative mind,” said Michelle Biely, owner of the space. “Artists don’t need a desk and computer, they need open space and natural light to see their visions come to life.” Formerly Mandall’s Shooting Supplies store, with an underground shooting gallery, Biely repurposed the building to allow more natural light in from tall ceiling windows while still keeping iconic pieces of the previous business. Original shipping containers were transformed into a table and bar chairs. The historic handmade filing cabinets were reworked into lockers

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for artist supplies and the old address letters now adorn the interior walls. “With Mandall’s being such a historic part of Old Town Scottsdale, I wanted to make sure I honored that and kept the integrity of the original architecture,” said Biely. The Creative Center of Scottsdale is open to artists of all kinds. From painting to graphic design, sculpture, architecture and beyond, the building offers private studio options, drop-in day rates and open working spaces to fit every need. For more information, visit www. creativecenterscottsdale.com.


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Maybe you can relate? You diet, lose a few pounds, look at food and gain the weight back. You rationalize it away ... well, I’m getting older, it’s my metabolism. It’s not your metabolism! So, you blame yourself and resolve to just try harder, you know, diet pills, HCG, Fen-Phen, eat less, eat only protein, etc. How long can you do this? And how healthy is it? Over ninety percent of diets fail. We all know that. Here’s why ...

Most people think, if I lose weight I will get healthy. The reality is, get healthy (and balanced) and you’ll lose weight! NEVER DIET AGAIN! So often, the body is simply out of balance and hormones are in fat-storage mode. Restoring balance (health) is the key! Many of us, for instance, have an imbalance of bacteria in the gut, which triggers fatstorage hormones. This also leads to yeast growth (Candida), which causes cravings for sugar, flour, grains, alcohol, etc. Since you can’t out-willpower your physiology, the cycle continues and you crave the wrong foods. Gut imbalances can also cause leaky gut syndrome, allergies, auto immune diseases, celiac disease, Hashimoto’s,

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announced in September a significant gift of artworks by longtime Arizona leader and philanthropist, Jeanne L. Herberger, Ph.D., in loving memory of Gary Kierland Herberger, and a new exhibition, New Acquisitions from the Herberger Collection. This special tribute exhibition runs through Dec. 30, in the museum’s Derek Earle Emergence Gallery. The exhibit features a wide range of artistic styles by nationally recognized artists. Lon Megargee’s lithographic prints from The Cowboy Builds a Loop (1944) and futuristic space art paintings by Robert McCall help tell the diverse stories of artists living and working in Arizona. Other works include Lew Davis’ modernistic landscape entitled White Moon and Desert Brush (1954); the surrealistic stagecoach painting First Class (1961) by Philip C. Curtis; and bronzes by John Henry Waddell. Artist Steve Kestrel’s weathered limestone sculpture of an owl that graced the Herberger’s garden highlights how these artworks were a part of the Herberger family’s daily life. “Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West expresses its gratitude to Dr. Jeanne and the late Gary Herberger and many others whose donations of collections have propelled our institution from being a museum that owned no works of art when we opened in January 2015 to being steward of thousands today that help us present a dynamic mix of outstanding, changing exhibits of fine art, artifacts and cultural material,” said Mike Fox, CEO and director of the museum. “This tribute exhibition tells our emerging story of institutional growth and support through the generosity of donors such as the Herbergers. At Western Spirit, with our gratitude to many others, we are able to serve our mission to illuminate the past to enlighten our future.” The exhibition was organized by Anna Akridge, the museum’s Associate Curator. Other exhibits include New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West with a fresh take on Western art, which opens Oct. 16. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located at 3830 North Marshall Way. For information, call 480.686.9539 or visit www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org.

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New SMoCA Exhibit Envisions Alternative Future Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, a two-part exhibition that envisions an alternative future through distinct artistic practices. The exhibition, which runs Oct. 27–Feb. 3, features recent works by two of Mexico’s most prominent artists who happen to be partners in life. For the first time, the couple collaborates artistically in the form of protest posters, accompanied by individual works of sculpture, video, fashion and photography. Through their varied mediums, both Fernández and Reyes encourage individual agency, believing we all hold the ability to create change in our social, political and personal spheres. “SMoCA is thrilled to host two leading contemporary artists for a collaboration that activates the galleries, invites audience engagement and promotes discussion around current issues,” said SMoCA acting director Jennifer McCabe. Reyes has garnered international attention for large-scale projects that address current social and political issues. Through a diverse practice using sculpture, performance, video and activism, Reyes explores the power of individual and collective organization to incite change through Pedro Reyes, Disarm (Mechanized), instruments made from communication, creativity, happiness and humor. de-commissioned weapons, Lisson Gallery, London, 2013; As part of the Photo: Dave Morgan exhibition, one of Reyes’ recent works will have its western United States premiere: Disarm (Mechanized) (2013), a series of eight instruments built using remnants of weapons collected and destroyed by the Mexican army. Fernández works at the forefront of ethical fashion, having developed a design pedagogy that teams with indigenous communities throughout Mexico to keep traditions from extinction and to give artisans a way to make a living from their art. The exhibition premieres clothing from the Carla Fernández SpringSummer Collection 2019, inspired by the garments of agricultural workers in Mexico mixed with the factory uniforms from Bauhaus. In conjunction with this exhibition, the Shop@SMoCA features a curated selection of clothing and accessories by Fernández. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7374 East Second Street in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.874.4666 or visit www.smoca.org.

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next PM Connect event Thursday, Oct. 4, 5–7pm, at Carrie Curran Art Studio, 8300 North Hayden Road, Suite a100, Scottsdale. The event is free to members and $30 for guests. The Chamber will also present two Red Ribbon Networking events in October. The first is scheduled for Oct. 15 at Liberty Station, 20825 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, 11am–1pm. The next event will take place at Swiftpage Act! LLC, located at 8800 North Gainey Center Drive, Suite 200, in Scottsdale, Oct. 29, 3–4:30pm. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or additional information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.


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Concert Band Kicks Off Forty-First Season The Scottsdale Concert Band opens its 41st season with a free concert titled “Sea and Sky” at 3:30pm Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Chaparral High School auditorium, 6935 East Gold Dust Avenue in Scottsdale. On the program will be “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst; “To Conquer the Skies,” by Robert Sheldon; “Sea Songs,” by R. Vaughan Williams; “When You Wish Upon a Star,” by Ned Washington; and the U.S. Armed Forces Medley. The Scottsdale Concert Band, a 75-member community ensemble directed by Michele Kalo, is sponsored by Scottsdale Community College and performs four concerts per year. For more information about the band and to hear recordings from previous concerts, go to www.scottsdaleconcertband.org, or call Kalo, 602.327.3168.

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Act One Youth Theater will present a new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Oct. 18–21. The performances will be held at Pueblo Elementary, 6320 North 82nd Street in Scottsdale. Set in the land of Narnia, it faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the Witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children, students and seniors. Opening night children’s tickets are 50 percent off with coupon code “Open18.” To purchase tickets, visit www.actoneyouththeater.org. For information, call 480.789.1918.

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Registration is Open for October Etiquette Classes Parents who would like their child to get helpful and fun-filled lessons in manners and proper etiquette will have an opportunity for them to learn from a Certified Etiquette Instructor this month. SueAnn Brown, owner of It’s All About Etiquette, will offer a fourweek etiquette course for children, ages 6 to 8. These two-hour etiquette classes will be held on four Sundays — Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 — from 1–3pm at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Scottsdale. The topics covered will include self-introduction and introducing others, handshaking, eye contact and smiling, saying “please, thank you, you’re welcome,” making mistakes and apologizing, avoiding rude

behavior, table skills and dining manners, behavior at the table, grooming and posture, telephone etiquette, writing thank you notes and more. On the final day of class there will be a special graduation ceremony. The two-hour etiquette classes will also be available to children ages 9 to 12 on four Saturdays — Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10. Attendees may choose from either 10am– noon or from 1–3pm The cost for all classes is $225 per child, and advanced registration is required. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church is located at 10755 North 124 Street in Scottsdale. For more information or to register, call 480.510.6346 or visit www.itsallaboutetiquette.com.

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Greek Mythology Takes Center Stage at SCC Fall Production Argonautika, an adaptation of the Greek mythology story of Jason and the Argonauts, will be the fall theatre production from Scottsdale Community College’s (SCC) School of Film+Theatre Oct. 19–27. Written by Mary Zimmerman, the play transforms Greek mythology into an array of daunting challenges as Jason’s crew embarks on their first voyage of the world. The journey illustrates the unpredictability, inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion from the characters along with lessons on failure and loss with bursts of humor and fantastical creatures. The student cast is led by guest director Christy Montour-Larson, who was recently named “Top Director” by Westworld Magazine, 5280 Magazine and CBS4 Denver. “I love the play because it is both an epic adventure

and a love story, something that isn’t too common,” says Montour-Larson. The play asks the oldest questions in the world: who are we and why are we here? Is our destiny shaped by the gods or free will? “Argonautika uses storytelling techniques that go back to antiquity yet are still vital to us today,” adds Montour-Larson. “The play requires us to use our imaginations to solve some of the puzzles.” The play is open to the public and free to attend with an Eventbrite reservation: https://argonautikassft.eventbrite.com. Not suitable for children. Argonautika will be performed at the Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center, 9000 East Chaparral Road in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.423.6356 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

October Gold Palette ArtWalk Scheduled

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As part of its Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalk series, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) will present Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30–9pm. Guests can enjoy multiple  live demonstrations featuring artists’ individual interpretations of “Scottsdale” and Scottsdale-based entertainment. Each Thursday from 7–9pm, the galleries of the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street and Marshall Way open their doors and welcome art enthusiasts to peruse their masterpieces. This weekly event is America’s oldest ArtWalk, and in addition, eight times per year, the galleries present special  Gold Palette ArtWalk, which includes activities, live music, entertainment and refreshments that correlate with that month’s chosen theme. The  Gold Palette ArtWalks have extended hours and begin at 6:30pm. Learn more about the Scottsdale Gallery Association at www.scottsdalegalleries.com.


Ethnobotany Workshop Offered at Conservation Center Desert Awareness Committee is partnering with Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center to present an informative ethnobotany workshop Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9am–noon at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 North 156th Street in Scottsdale. During this three-hour workshop, attendees will learn the ethnobotany practiced by early people and all the wildlife that lives among the desert flora. The lecture will take guests on a tour to explore the medicinal plants that grow locally. This hands-on program features plant uses from a pharmacological perspective and traditional uses for healing, wellness and first aid. As part of the experience, guests will harvest several plants and prepare a poultice, a tincture and two ointments to take home. On the plant tour, attendees will also tour the wildlife sanctuary and learn the many ways in which desert plant life and wildlife interact with each other to survive. All materials are provided. The Desert Awareness Committee education team has been presenting workshops and seminars on desert edibles and foods since 1994. Plan to join this exciting workshop surrounded by desert among the wildlife living at the sanctuary. It will be a truly unique experience. To register for the workshop, or information, visit www.southwestwildlife.org or call 480.471.3621.

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The Scottsdale Philharmonic will perform its next free classical music concert Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4-6pm at the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 East Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. Pieces to be performed by the Philharmonic on Oct. 14 and their composers include “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Liszt, featuring pianist Qingqing Ye; “The Swan of Tuonela” by Sibelius; and “Coriolan Overture” by Beethoven. The Scottsdale Philharmonic mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages. “Our mission has now grown,” says Joy Partridge, president and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “We are creating Pianist Qingqing Ye an annual children’s concert to introduce all third graders to classical music. We also are working on forming a Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra for all high school students in the Valley, and we are providing music scholarships for underprivileged youth.” The next free concert will be held Sunday, Nov. 18. This concert will be held at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 East Bell Road in Scottsdale. Sign up for email notifications of all the free concerts at www.scottsdalephilharmonic. com. For a $15 tax-deductible donation (payable on the website), attendees can have a VIP preferred seat. Doors open at 3pm for each concert and free parking is available.

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Free Classical Music Concerts Announced

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Finalists Announced for the Seventh Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

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This year we added categories and tried to broaden the reach. We also tried to make the process more accessible by being clear that applications would not be judged on writing style or grammar. That seemed successful based on the number of applications we received. It only confirmed what many of us already know: Phoenix talent runs deep!” The 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards finalists: • Dance Artist — Angelina Ramirez; Carlos Montufar; Mary Fitzgerald

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hoenix Center for the Arts will present the Seventh Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. This year’s finalists have been selected and winners will be announced at the event. The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in seven areas: Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17, also new), and Innovative Arts Organization. Finalists are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact and collaboration. “I love working on the Mayor’s Arts Awards because they continue to evolve each year,” says Phoenix Center for the Arts director, Joseph Benesh. “Without exception, the awards process [has] been modified each year based on input [from] the panel of artists and community feedback.”

• V  isual Artist — Edna Dapo; Fortoul Brothers; Kevin Caron • L  iterary Artist — Andrea Aver; Anna Flores; Joy Young • M  usic Artist — Andria Bunnell & Las Chollas Peligrosas; Arian Nicole Muhammad; Elly Hallagan • T  heatre Artist — Amy Carpenter & Stacey Hanlon; Katrina Donaldson; Will Hightower • Y  oung Artist — Abby Mintz; Anya Chaudhry; Madison Reeve; Paula Ortega; Reva Chaudhry; Ruchi Ukhade; Sophie Harris; Thameenah Muhammad • I nnovative Organization — CALA Alliance; La Phoenikera; Spot 127, Youth Media Center Phoenix Center for the Arts is a Central Arts Alliance facility located adjacent to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Central Arts Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization, providing arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming and advocacy. The 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards takes place Oct. 11, 6:30–9pm. Hance Park Urban Plaza is located at 1st Street and Moreland in Downtown Phoenix. Free parking is available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot. Purchase tickets at https://phoenix centerforthearts.org (click on the “Events” link). For additional information, call 602.254.3100.

Celebrate All Things ‘Local’ at Arizona Fall Fest Local First Arizona will once again celebrate everything local at its Arizona Fall Fest. The free, family-friendly celebration 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 the community at this annual festival. The Arizona Fall Fest is presented by GoDaddy, Sprouts Farmers Market and Salt River Project. The festival will feature more than 200 vendors, all local to Arizona. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the folks behind favorite local businesses from across the state. In addition, enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Sampling tickets will be available for $1 each. Live entertainment will take place on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state. And dozens of locally-made beers, wines and spirits will be available to sample in the Hensley Beverage Garden (21 and over only). Each beverage sample requires two sampling tickets ($1 per ticket).  The official ‘Kid Zone,’ made possible by Sprouts Farmers Market and Tuft & Needle, will feature crafts, games and activities for children of all ages and families. And finally, head to the Arizona Sports Zone to play games, win prizes, and interact with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams. The 2018 Arizona Fall Fest takes place Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am–4pm, at Hance Park, 1242 North Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. For additional information, including a complete line up of vendors, restaurants, entertainment and more, visit www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival. Photo by Local First Arizona


Members and guests are invited to learn how to refine and actualize their story to ignite leadership power and impact at the Oct. 10 business meeting of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Lynn Moran, a professional and boardcertified coach with the Arizona Coaching and Consulting Center, will give a presentation on “Stepping into Your Leadership Power™: Maximize Your Leadership Potential.” “Attendees will receive valuable tips for leading in their business and personal lives,” says Ronit Urman, 2018-19 NAWBO Phoenix president. “Our monthly business program includes Lynn’s presentation, lunch, time for networking and discussions at each table.” The Oct. 10 NAWBO 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, and reservations can be made online. 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. For additional information, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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Beverly “Guitar” Watkins will appear at the sixth annual North Mountain Blues Brews & Arts Festival, scheduled for Nov. 4. The blues queen from Atlanta will blow attendees away with her great down-home blues guitar and singing. She performs across the country and globe, winning an EU Grammy in 2007 for her release “Don’t mess with Miss Watkins.” At 79 years young Watkins hasn’t slowed down a bit and continues to entertain blues fans nationwide with recent TV appearances in 2017 on Harry Connick Jr.’s show and “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” In addition to Watkins, the lineup includes Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Tommy Dukes, Thermal Blues Express with special guest JC & The Juke Rockers in addition to other local favorites. Dozens of local art and craft vendors will be on hand as well as a variety of craft beer and food from North Mountain Brewing Company. The 2018 North Mountain Blues Brews & Arts Festival will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11am–5pm at North Mountain Brewing Company, 522 East Dunlap Avenue in North Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.northmountainbrewing.com or www.nmbluesbrewsandartsfest.com.

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Blues, Brews & Art

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BLK BOX Season Opener

BLK BOX PHX’s 2018–19 season kicks off with a classic tale of good and evil, Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, playing Oct. 31–Nov. 11. Two young boys, Will and Jim, are lured into a mysterious carnival that passes through their town. Soon they discover the diabolical and terrifying truths behind the funhouse mirror maze and the eerie cast of characters. The boys, with the help of Will’s father, fight to save their town from being destroyed by the sinister carnival and its malevolent leader, Mr. Dark — a hypnotic horror story just in time for Halloween. The production is directed by Elaine ‘E.E.’ Moe and presented by Davisson Entertainment. All shows will be held at the Judith Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, located at 100 East McDowell Road in Phoenix. Ticket prices $27–$40, plus a $7 processing fee. Call the box office at 602.254.2151 or visit www.blkboxphx.com for tickets and information.

Celebrate Spooky Season with Ghostly Stories The annual Ghostly Stories Reading Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4–7pm. Celebrate stories, books and reading with a spooky twist. Wear a costume and enjoy multicultural story time, arts and crafts, a free book giveaway, chalk art mural and more. The event is free and fun for families and kids. New this year: performances, local poets, community booths, the “Monster Mash” with Dr. Frankenstein and more. The event is presented by Arizona Humanities in partnership with the Phoenix Public Library. Partial funding provided by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Thrivent Choice. Ghostly Stories is held at 1242 North Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. For additional information, visit www. azhumanities.org/ghostlystoriesfestival.

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Jonathan Adler Shop-In-Shop Opens in Modernique

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odernique, the Uptown Plaza home furnishing source by interior designer and author Julia Buckingham, has partnered with Jonathan Adler to feature a wide assortment of their iconic furniture and décor in Uptown Plaza with an exclusive shop-in-shop. The additional selection of Jonathan Adler blends seamlessly with Buckingham’s design philosophy of blurring the line between modern and antique. “It was a natural fit for us to join forces with Jonathan Adler for a shop-in-shop here in Phoenix,” Buckingham says. “Jonathan Adler is an amazing designer and his design philosophy and mine are complementary, so our customers will be excited to have an expanded selection of modern furniture in central Phoenix.” Tucked into the north side of Uptown Plaza in Phoenix next to Shake Shack and West Elm, Modernique features unique furniture, decorative lighting, textiles, wall coverings and unique accessories and gift items. Modernique also offers an extensive selection of Buckingham’s own custom-designed furnishings and accessories. Modernique won the 2018 Home Accents Today Retail Stars award as one of the best independent home décor and home furnishings retailers in the country. Modernique and the Jonathan Adler shop-in-shop are open Tuesday through Friday 11am6pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm. Modernique at Uptown Plaza is located at 100 East Camelback Road, Suite 112, in Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.shopmodernique.com.

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Chamber Hosts Third Annual Business Expo The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) will host its third annual Business Expo Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10am–7pm at Floor & Décor. Everyone is invited to attend the event to learn more about a variety of local businesses. More than 30 vendors will be on hand to showcase their business, and attendees will enjoy offerings from area food trucks, as well as music and other entertainment. Floor & Décor is located at 1800 East Highland Avenue in Phoenix. To reserve a vendor booth, call 480.664.0077 or send an email to info@phoenixmetrochamber. com. Learn more about the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce at www. phoenixmetrochamber.com.

Watercolor Association Holds Annual Show

“Girls Time Out” by Kim Johnson

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“Commitment” by David Amsellem

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The annual fall show by members of the Arizona Watercolor Association continues in October and runs through Nov. 29 at the University Club in Phoenix, south across Monte Vista Road from the Heard Museum. “Marching into the light” by Carol Baker Forty paintings will show the diversity of contemporary water media from transparent watercolor and gouache to acrylic and colored inks. A variety of white surfaces are used including various papers and plastic sheets. Landscapes, portraits, impressionist and abstract paintings extend the variety by some of the state’s top artists. The show will be open to the public 9am–2pm Monday through Friday and reservations can be made until Oct. 5 to attend a reception Oct. 11. After a short meeting from 5:30–6pm, artists will be available to talk about their work and the juror, Canadian artist Jean Pederson, author of Expressive Portraits, will demonstrate her painting techniques. Awards will also be presented, and paintings are for sale throughout the time of the show and will be available Nov. 30. Call 602.254.5408 by Oct. 5 to attend the free reception. For additional information, visit www.azwatercolor.com.

Have a Howl-o-ween Good Time for a Great Cause Match Restaurant and Lounge invites residents and their four-legged besties to a Howl-o-ween Yappy Hour. The Halloween-themed event is taking place on the Match patio Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6–8pm. The event will feature a Doggie Costume Contest, specialty cocktail for just $8 with all proceeds benefiting HALO Animal Rescue, and a special happy hour menu. Reservations can be made by calling 602.875.8080 or online at www.matchphx.com. Match Restaurant & Lounge is located at 1100 North Central Avenue in Phoenix.


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On view for its final run in the United States at Phoenix Art Museum, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire is a dynamic exploration of Teotihuacan as an urban environment, shedding new light on the striking parallels between urban life in the ancient Americas and life in contemporary cities. This historic exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will showcase more than 200 artifacts and artworks from the UNESCO World Heritage site. “We know from these artifacts that features of life in Teotihuacan, including agriculture, a relatively high standard of living, and better economic opportunities, relate to the same phenomena that we experience in any large city Standing figure, 200–250. Greenstone. today, from Phoenix to Beijing to Paris,” said Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos Matthew H. Robb, curator of the exhibition and de Teotihuacán / INAH [Proyecto Tlalocan]. Photograph by Jorge Pérez chief curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA.  de Lara Elías, © INAH Programming for the exhibit includes a First Friday sneak preview Oct. 5, 6–10pm. Tickets for the exhibit are $5 and allow guests to explore current exhibitions, see a new installation, enjoy programming and more. General admission is pay-what-you-wish. Other special programming is available throughout the run. Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire is on view at the Museum Oct. 6–Jan. 27. Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 North Central Avenue. For additional information, call 602.666.7104 or visit www.phxart.org.

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Explore Urban Life in the Ancient Americas

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Celebrate Fall at Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

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Autumnfest will return to Anthem Community Park Oct. 20–21. The weekend-long event runs 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday. Autumnfest is an event 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 a great opportunity with the holidays coming up to purchase gifts, décor, tasty treats and other fallinspired 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 with the Frazier Shows Carnival; Kids’ Zone

and family activities; Pumpkin Patch; train rides; food court Rotary beer garden; live entertainment including Rhythm of the Sun Saturday and Snake Eyes on Sunday; and Firewise Days, in partnership with Daisy Mountain Fire Department. This year, a new component will be added to the event — a decorated pumpkin contest. Families, churches, schools, businesses and nonprofits are invited to get involved and show off their decorating skills. Entry paperwork and additional guidelines are posted online. There is no cost to enter; entries are due Oct. 12 by 5pm. Anthem Community Park is located at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. For complete event details, visit www.onlineatanthem. com/autumnfest.


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Auto Repair Shop Celebrates 90 Years of Service

Festivities include a $5K Disney giveaway

ProMusica Arizona Kicks Off New Season By Anne Roberts

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra (PMAZ)’s blockbuster season opener Broadway, Beatles & Blues will take place Nov. 3 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem, and Nov. 4 at American Lutheran Church in Sun City. In this first concert of the season, PMAZ presents a medley of tunes by The Beatles, or the “Fab Four” as they were known, plus selections by Broadway greats Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers and others. PMAZ will perform all-time Beatles favorites such as “Imagine,” “Yesterday,” “She Loves You” and “All You Need is Love.” The 100-member chorale and orchestra will entertain audiences with selections from outstanding Broadway hits including Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita and West Side Story. Quintessential Blues pieces like “Blue Skies,” “At Last” and “The St. Louis Blues” round out the concert. Other concerts this season include It’s Christmas! with traditional, classical, contemporary and even whimsical pieces. Performances will feature a musicological journey through the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” a unique rendition of a holiday classic. PMAZ’s final concert in March is the Arizona premier of Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical in Concert. A magnificent life story of naturalist John Muir, one of the early founders of the National Park System, it features Arizona award-winning actors Rusty Ferracane, Trisha Ditsworth, James Gish and Matt Newhard. Visit the PMAZ website at www.pmaz.org for more information about its upcoming season.

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Wilhelm Automotive, the Valley’s oldest family owned and operated automotive repair shop, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. To thank their loyal customers and the community, Wilhelm is hosting a $5,000 Disney gift card giveaway. Customers can enter to win through October 2018. Why Disney? It so happens that both Wilhelm and Mickey Mouse were born the same year: 1928. Wilhelm Automotive’s longtime presence in Arizona began in the late 1880s when the original settlers arrived from Peoria, Illinois. Tuck Blackwell set up a blacksmith shop to serve the hardy souls making the desert their new home. He eventually sold his shop, and it became the Jennings Brother’s Garage. In 1928, young Joe Wilhelm who was only in his early 20s partnered up with his uncle John Ansel to buy the Jennings Brother’s Garage, and they opened Wilhelm Garage. The farmers of the early West Valley depended on Wilhelm Garage to keep their machinery in running order and often accepted crates of vegetables as payment. In 1979, the Wilhelms sold the garage to Charley and Mary Jane Gyder, who continued the tradition of the family business with their sons, Thomas and Doug. They were tapped as the next generation of business owners in 1996, and Wilhelm Automotive expanded to occupy five locations, with the Peoria operation remaining as the company headquarters. Today Chris Garman, grandson of Charley and Mary Jane Gyder, is the third generation to run the family business. The philosophy that Joe Wilhelm established was very simple — perform quality service, do everything you can to accommodate your customers and always give back to your community. Through October, Wilhelm will also be offering customer specials, including a complete oil change service at a special anniversary price (see stores for details). This special anniversary package includes a complete oil change plus full Car Care inspection, tire rotation and free roadside assistance if needed in the future. Wilhelm Automotive operates nine shops in the Valley. The locations include Arcadia, Cave Creek, Goodyear, Happy Valley, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise and Tatum Ranch, and the most recent location in Anthem. For additional information, visit www.wilhelmautomotive.com.

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October Exhibit Explores Iconic Symbol of the Southwest

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The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is hosting its second annual themed art exhibit, “The Desert Skull: Their Spirit Remains,” in October. The sun-bleached bones of the animal skull have long been an iconic symbol of the desert Southwest. It is believed that life

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ends, and the spirit of the animal is left behind with its physical remains. Often these skulls are collected and embellished with stones and gems and made into sacred and decorative objects. The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery invites residents to see how each artist, through their own unique exploration, has taken the desert skull and interpreted it through his or her own medium. All artworks will be for sale. The opening reception will be held Thursday Oct. 25, 5–7:30pm, and the exhibit will hang in the gallery until Nov. 5. During the reception, light refreshments will be served and there be several raffles and gift basket prizes. The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is a co-operative of local artists who both manage and operate the gallery. Featured art includes paintings, photography, jewelry, gourd art, works in glass, ceramics, fiber, metal and more. In addition, member artists hold various workshops in the gallery throughout the year. The gallery is located at 16858 East Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills, and is considered destination shopping for fine art, jewelry and gifts

within easy walking distance from the famous Fountain Hills fountain. The gallery is open Monday–Friday 10am– 5pm and Sundays 11am–4pm. For details, call 480.836.9919 or visit www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com.

Chamber Seeks Thanksgiving Day Parade Entries Registration is now open for the 2018 Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce hometown Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will be held Nov. 22, and kicks off at 9am, running through approximately 10:15am. The Chamber invites all local businesses, organizations, nonprofits, children’s groups, clubs, sports teams and more to sign up for this fun, festive event. Not only is this the perfect way to start Thanksgiving Day morning, but it is also a great way to advertise a business or organization. This year’s theme is “Songs of the Season,” so participants are encouraged to pick their favorite holiday song or carol and use it as inspiration for the entry decoration. All registrations are due by Nov. 6. Any questions may be directed to Paige Lorentzen via email at paige@ fountainhillschamber.com. For additional information about the event, or to learn more about the Chamber, call 480.837.1654 or visit www. fountainhillschamber.com.


MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... Carefree’s Fourth Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden By Mayor Les Peterson

Weekend activities will include:

Artwork by featured artist Gilles Charest

Kick Off the ‘Arizona Art Season’ With Thunderbird Artists

Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

hunderbird Artists is gearing up for its first event of the 2018–19 season: the 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Nov. 2–4. The event Petting Zoo, Bouncy House, Corn Maze and Haunted House marks the organizations 73rd fine art event on Easy Street in Downtown • Harvest Market Carefree. Attendees will immerse themselves in juried fine art, wine tasting, • Spooktacular Costume contests microbrews, festival food and live music during the three-day event. • Family Carving Nights Spend the day strolling throughout juried fine artworks, courtesy of more than 150 artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all • Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition mediums and subjects. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals • Adopt Your Own Pumpkin and pastels, patrons will find impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, • Live Music, Beer Garden and Culinary Delights bronzes, sparkling hand-blown glass, wood, clay, metal, stone, gourds, one-of-a-kind Daily admission will be free, and there will be a $5 fee for admission handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more. to the Haunted Happenings area. In addition, plan to bring the kids for Sculptor and painter Gilles Charest is the featured artist for this event. Charest’s Halloween treats and special activities during the “Trunk or Treat” event on technique, called “scumble,” and his search for unconventional textures find Easy Street in Downtown Carefree Wednesday evening, Oct. 31. expression in his personal vision of still life. His mastery of color enables him to create For more information, including an updated schedule of activities, please brilliant, fundamentally sensual paintings where harmony transcends. visit www.enchantedpumpkingarden.com. See you there. The Ganga Jala Band will be the featured musician, performing all three days in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. The band encompasses vocals, guitar, percussion and bass to create a unique sound all their own. The band motto is “Taking Music to a Higher Level with ‘Mantra Rock.’” Ganga Jala Band has performed at the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival several times and are especially looking forward to performing at the Town of Carefree’s fall signature event. Also performing at the festival will be guitarist Chuck Hall, Indian flutist Vibhas Kendzia, trumpeter Roy Breiling of the Yavapai College Brass Quintet and duo Shinin’ The Law. The Town of Carefree is the ideal backdrop for this annual event, attracting locals and visitors alike to the iconic sundial, indigenous cactus gardens, specialty shops, exclusive boutiques, restaurants and outdoor cafes. The views are intoxicating, and the unique desert-mountain setting sets the tone for one of the rarest beauties in the world. The relaxed, laid back quality of life in Carefree is, for some, a respite away from the crowded and busy housing developments of other outlying areas. In addition to the art and entertainment, a vast array of domestic and imported wines will be available for tasting from local Arizona wineries, as well as distributors with wines from throughout the world. There is a fee of $10, which includes an engraved souvenir glass and six tasting tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. The festival will take place on Easy Street and Ho Hum Roads, 10am–5pm each day. Admission is $3 (children under 18 are free), and parking is free. For additional information, call 480.837.5637 or visit www.thunderbirdartists.com. Baskets by Rich Lopez

• The Haunted Happenings zone, with activities such as Pony Rides,

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It’s October, that time of the year for the awardwinning Carefree “Enchanted Pumpkin Garden” festival! Mark your calendar to be sure to come to the Carefree Desert Gardens many times during the period of Oct. 19–28, as each of the exciting pumpkin carvings only last a few days in the desert heat, and new ones will be carved daily. MAYOR This year, the creative force behind this major Town of Carefree event will again be the world-renowned artist and 480.488.3686 sculptor Ray Villafane. Supporting Ray will be a whole www.carefree.org host of other talented artists, each with their own special creative niche. According to Ray, this year the carved pumpkins on display in their village settings will be better than ever, as he strives to make each festival better than the preceding one. In addition to the spectacularly carved pumpkins, this year’s festival will feature Gourdy Ghouligan and his Carefree Hooligans. Fresh pumpkins will be carved every day throughout the festival, and a giant pumpkin will again be a major feature of the Festival. Last year’s giant pumpkin weighed in at 672 pounds.

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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns for Fourth Year

Enjoy live carving demonstrations and magical Halloween festivities Halloween invades the Town of Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team for a fourth year. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, a free admission, one-of-akind fall festival celebrating the magic of the season, takes place Oct. 19–28, with the incredible artistry of Villafane Studios on display throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens in Downtown Carefree. Voted “Best in the Valley” fall event in 2015 and 2016 by Phoenix Magazine, the event invites visitors to experience the many new mischievous pumpkin characters, artfully imagined and frolicking in their enchanted garden home. In addition to the playful pumpkins and holiday vignettes, Villafane and his team will carve 10 3-D pumpkin faces, which are preserved and displayed in tanks that resemble Saguaro cacti.

Visit Gourdy Gooligan and his Carefree Hooligans at this year’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. Photos courtesy of Villafane Studios

Another popular attraction is the giant pumpkin on display for visitor photos, with Villafane handling the carving chores the second weekend of the event. Villafane’s team of carvers will create new offerings daily throughout the garden. Highlights include two familyinstructional carving nights with Villafane Oct. 25–26, sponsored by Desert Foothills YMCA. Costume contests for children, family/group and adults will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, and a pet costume contest will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, sponsored by Carefree Pet Resort. Other popular activities include the Bashas’ “Adopt a Pumpkin” patch; a pumpkin pie eating competition, with pies provided by Venues Café; a Harvest Market, featuring vendor goods

and autumnal treats; a beer garden featuring craft beers provided by Four Peaks Brewery and wine; culinary food trucks; and a new weekend Haunted Happenings area, where for a $5 fee visitors will enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, a haunted house, corn maze and other family-friendly attractions. Other special events will round out the week. Based in Arizona, with a workshop and gallery, Villafane is an internationally acclaimed American sculptor who has travelled throughout the globe fashioning exceptional figures and scenes out of pumpkins, sand and snow. Villafane has been called, “the Michelangelo of pumpkin carving,” by Martha Stewart, carved for the president at the White House, and has appeared on numerous national TV programs as well as holding two entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. For information about Ray Villafane and Villafane Studios, visit www.villafanestudios.com. For more information about the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event, call 480.488.3686 or visit www. carefreepumpkingarden.com.


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Real Life Weight Loss & Wellness (RLWL) in Carefree offers a private, inviting atmosphere with a friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. “Our comprehensive programs are proven to help you lose weight and maintain that weight loss after reaching your goals,” says Diana Palmer, clinic manager. Palmer says that RLWL treats the person. “We are not one size fits all. Our approach is multifaceted.” Programs can include a combination of the following: a full body composition analysis, access to the HealthTrac app to keep clients on track, weekly food journals with emotional component, electrocardiogram, dietary guidance, B12/ lipotropic/vitamin cocktail injection(s), natural supplements, nutraceuticals and/or prescription medication such as phentermine. “Our programs are based on science,” says Palmer. “Not fads!” RLWL also offers its unique Kickstart Weight Loss Program with a full line of entrees, shakes, bars, chips, cookies and more that are only available through a doctor’s office. The products are macronutrient packed and taste great. Everything is carefully calibrated for each client. “No counting calories, points, carbs or sugars! Just eat and drink what you want every couple of hours and you will never be hungry,” Palmer continues. She says that RLWL will guide and inspire clients throughout their journey with regularly scheduled appointments, medical monitoring and individualized counseling to help address challenges and support success. “Every step of your journey, you’ll have us as your partner!” For people who are already at their weight goal but need a boast, RLWL will provide potent vitamin injections to help with energy, focus and hormone balance just to name a few of the benefits. They also offer Botox and Juvederm. Real Life Weight Loss & Wellness is located at 7301 East Sundance Trail, B-101, in Carefree. For additional information, call 480.488.3536 or visit www.reallifeweightloss.rocks.

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DFT Presents Masked Madness 2018 Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) invites residents to a masquerade cocktail-dress ball hosted by T.A. Burrows and featuring performances by several incredible DFT artists. Attendees will enjoy a cash bar, food, entertainment and more. They will also have the opportunity to bid on unique DFT auction items and one-ofa-kind experiences, all to raise funds to help underwrite the programs of Desert Foothills Theater. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the theater and youth theater. In addition, Mini Masked Madness is a simultaneous event

for those too young to attend the masquerade event. Young people, ages 6–13 can enjoy an evening of activities while their parents enjoy the fall affair. Activities for the evening will include mask making, games, food and more. All of the festivities take place Sunday, Oct. 14, 5–9pm, at Foothills Community Foundation’s Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, in Scottsdale. VIP tickets are $75 each, standard admission tickets are $55, and Mini Masked Madness tickets are $20. For additional information, call 480.488.1090 or visit www.azfcf.org.

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The Falcons Athletic Club honored 23 Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) senior student athletes with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 or higher at the Aug. 31 home football game. In the game’s program insert, there were over 240 CSHS student athletes listed with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Baseball: Peyton McGregor and Dylan Skov; Boys Basketball: Walter Denzak and Tyler Phillips; Cheer: Anna Photo courtesy G. Brown Draper; Cross Country and Track: Luke MacGowan, Jack Magtibay and Kira Solberg; Cross Country: Sarah Weiss; Football and Track: Noah Steward; Boys Golf: Jared Modic; Girls Soccer: Mikaela Morris; Pom: Haylee Rudee; Softball: McKenna Leamon and Kayley Patton; Swim & Dive and Track: Kyle Anderson; Boys Tennis: Nicklus Cuc; Girls Tennis: Rena Jakway, Danielle Quenzler, Sydni Reimer; Track and Field: Kiran Gershenfeld and Natacha Ramioulle; and from Volleyball and Track: Olivia Cristante. Superintendent Burdick said, “CCUSD is extremely proud of our high achieving student athletes. Not only do they give their very best in their athletic endeavors, but in their academic work, as well. These students exemplify our CCUSD mission, Inspire Excellence, and are role models for our Cactus Shadows student body.” Cactus Shadows High School is an A+ School of Excellence. For more information, contact Jim Swetter, interim principal, at jswetter@ccusd93.org or visit www.ccusd93.org.


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Arizona Art Alliance Fall Exhibit & Sale “Agave” by Leslie Austin

The annual “Partnership” Fine Art Exhibit and Sale has opened its doors to the public and will run through Oct. 25. Once again, this eclectic collection of fine art, created from a variety of media will be hosted by the Holland Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale. Art enthusiasts are invited to enjoy some of the finest art by Arizona’s local artists. The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am– 4pm, and an artists’ reception and awards will be presented Saturday, Oct. 13, 4:30–6:30pm.    Holland Gallery of Fine Art is located at 34254 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, in North Scottsdale. Learn more about Arizona Art Alliance at www.azartalliance.com.

Those looking for something to do are invited to volunteer with the Foothills Community Foundation and help make a difference in the community. A volunteer fair will be held Oct. 12, 9am–1pm allowing residents to meet with current volunteers and staff to learn how individual interests can support the Foundation’s mission to create and implement educational opportunities, community services and cultural enrichment for residents of all ages living in the Desert Foothills communities. Opportunities include volunteer support for the community center programs and art gallery, docents for the Desert Reach fourth-grade classroom/field desert awareness program, ushers for the theater program, help with educational and fundraising events, support with administrative tasks and community interface representatives. Details on these positions and more will be available at the volunteer fair. Check out a list of programs at www.azfcf.org. This fair will be held from 9am–1pm, Oct. 12 at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, Scottsdale. Those who can’t make the volunteer fair, but are interested in discussing how they can help, should call 480.488.1090.

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SOUL CONNECTION

There is a Grotto in Cave Creek My wife, Kathie, is a Realtor, an outstanding one, and is often asked by customers new to Cave Creek and Carefree, “Where is there a good place to get lunch?” If she ALLEN NOHRE refers them to the Grotto Café Writer in downtown Cave Creek, she is confident they will give it a five-star rating and thank her for the recommendation because of the unique grotto-like building, the extensive self-serve food menu and the variety of coffees, teas, lattes, sodas, wine and beer. There are grottos all around the world that are natural caverns in rock, often near water, and there are man-made buildings designed to look like a grotto. The Grotto Café, originally built by a potter and used as his studio and pottery school, is constructed out of thick concrete walls with large rocks imbedded within the concrete. When I walk into the Grotto early in the morning to take out a latte or late in the afternoon to sit down with my computer and a glass of wine, the building tells me, “I am solid as a rock, come inside, you will feel cozy, and you might even get an article written for the CITYSunTimes.”

Grottos can be places for interesting artifacts. Tiberius, the Roman emperor, filled his grotto with sculptures to create a sense of mythology. Some grottos have religious art and relics for meditation. The Grotto Café is filled with funky used furniture. Its walls are covered with memorabilia including framed posters of concerts from the 60s and 70s. Photos and concert dates of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Bob Dylan and many others trigger memories of fun times when they were younger and so was I. Curtis Arny is operator and co-owner of the Grotto Café with his parents, who also own the adjoining Red Truck Trading Company. Curtis said, “My employees and I embrace creating a culture that feels like a relaxed extended family sitting down together for good food and conversation.” That’s what it feels like to me. “A Soul from Minnesota,” by Allen Nohre, a collection of CitySunTimes essays, is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Allen can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

Desert Hills Kicks Off Arts at the Rocks Series The Arizona State University Trombone Studio, led by Dr. Bradley Edwards, will perform a variety of music, with groups from four to over 20 trombones Oct. 21 at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC). The ASU Desert Bones, as they are known, will perform a piece written especially for this occasion by Traditional Music Director, Jeffrey, for trombone choir, handbells and choir. The performance will also feature DHPC’s handbell and chancel choirs. The community is invited to be amazed by the spectrum of sounds that can be produced by trombones at this first concert of Arts at the Rocks series. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 34605 North Tom Darlington Road, Scottsdale. The concert will begin at 4pm. For information, call 480.488.3384 or visit www.deserthills.org.

Soroptimists to Hold Annual Spaghetti Dinner Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills invites area residents to join them at its 41st Annual Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 9. Proceeds from the event will benefit women and girls in the community. For the past 16 years, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral has provided an amazing dinner that includes spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, coffee and tea. Drinks are available for purchase, as well as desserts at the Bake Sale. Adult tickets are $20, and child tickets are $7. Children below 5 years of age are free with a paid adult ticket. This event includes a silent auction and raffle. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Soroptimist members, at www.siguarofoothils.org or at the door. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call Angi Vranas at avranas@gmail.com or 901.827.5265. Learn more about Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills at www.sisaguarofoothills.org.


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Phoenix Astronomical Society (PAS) will celebrate its 70th anniversary Oct. 11 with a free community event at Paradise Valley Community College’s Black Mountain location from 5–10pm. The celebration will include both indoor and outdoor activities, such as speakers, a raffle and a star party with 10 or more telescopes from which attendees can view planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Speakers will provide information in 20-minute lectures on the following topics: Astronomy 101, Astrophotography, Combatting Light Pollution, New Black Mountain Campus observatory, Spectroscopy, Local home-made star barn planetarium, History of the Phoenix Astronomical Society and Occultation Timing Studies done by PAS. In Aquila Hall, there will also be fun, astronomy-related activities including coloring for children, hands-on demos and an exhibit of dozens of meteorites. A free raffle will take place every 30 minutes. Prizes include astronomy posters, a meteorite, astronomy books, Arizona Science Center admission tickets and more. The outdoor star party will be held from 7–9:30pm and will include telescopes of sizes up to 22 inches in diameter. People of all ages are invited to participate. PVCC Black Mountain is located at 34250 North 60 Street in North Scottsdale. For additional information, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycc7bjf7.

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Several months ago, my column requested that we look closely at not signing the petition to place proposition 127 on the November ballot. Unfortunately, from my point of view, enough signatures were collected, and we will all have to make a decision on this important issue. Prop 127 is of course the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative. This is funded by a California billionaire and political activist named Tom Steyer. This initiative would mandate that 50 percent of Arizona’s MAYOR Town of Cave Creek power would come from renewable sources by the year 2030. Sounds good until you look at the effects 480.488.1400 www.cavecreek.org on Arizonans. The reliable storage technology simply does not exist yet to cover our needs when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow. For those times when there is a deficit in renewable generation the only practical replacement would be natural gas generation, which is nowhere near as clean as the power currently generated by Palo Verde. Actually, the largest generator of carbon free electricity in the United States is Palo Verde and Prop 127 precludes that electricity from counting against the 50 percent even though it is carbon free. In 2017, California renewable generation accounted for only 30 percent of their production and 127 mandates Arizona go to 50 percent. Here is another point I’d like to make. For many of us, our water comes from the Central Arizona Project, which pumps water uphill from Lake Havasu to Phoenix then further uphill all the way to Tucson. This operation requires electricity for the pumps. We’re talking 60,000 horsepower pumps at each lift station. Who do you think will bear the costs for the increase in water rates? It will be us, the residents of this great state. Not only will electric rates increase for less stable and reliable power but, so will rates for water, the lifeblood of our desert. Prop 127 is a feelgood issue whose viability is not technologically possible. Please join me in voting “no” on 127 and help to save our way of life!

Cave Creek Tourism Bureau Opens

Resources offered for visitors and residents alike What’s better than simply putting out a Welcome Mat? Welcoming guests in with good ol’ Western hospitality, filling their minds with helpful information, their hands with resources and their hearts with the warm feeling of having made a new friend. This is how visitors will be welcomed at the new Cave Creek Tourism Bureau. At 10am Oct. 1, the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau will open its door to visitors for the first time. The project, sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek, will support local merchants and boost economic development as well. The tourism bureau will be staffed by a team of friendly volunteers who are passionate about Cave Creek as well as its neighboring areas, and the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The Cave Creek Tourism Bureau’s location is well situated: 37617 North Cave Creek Road, across from Town Hall. Information, answers and a warm welcome await visitors before they continue their drive into Cave Creek’s town core.

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New Western Entertainment Experience Opens in October ike a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Frontier Town, one of Arizona’s only remaining Western town destinations, has undergone a massive property expansion to become the first Western entertainment destination to be opened in Arizona in more than a decade. Arizona’s past crowd-pleasing Western and entertainment venues have virtually disappeared. According to Marc Peagler, general manager of Frontier Town, the Wild West will come alive with the creation of a one-of-a-kind Western town and the scheduling of action-packed Western entertainment provided by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC. Awardwinning Six Gun Entertainment performs stunt and acting shows that thrill Western aficionados, residents, tourists and corporate businesses. “Frontier Town, which turns 50 years old in 2019, is preparing for the next century by bringing the excitement of the missing Wild West experience to residents, business groups and tourists alike,” says Peagler. “Over the years, Arizona has lost so many wonderful Western locations due to growth, construction and a lack of focus on our roots as Americans — the real Wild West.” Chaz Lee, director of affairs and stunt coordinator for Six Gun Entertainment, says the authentic town, Greasewood, which also is

a stunt theater, will be home to numerous Wild West acting and stunt performances in the days and months ahead. The new entertainment core fully opens to the public Saturday, Oct. 13, with a shootout show at noon. The expansion also includes a major venue for Western weddings, known as AZ Rustic Weddings, a new saloon slated to open in early spring, a restaurant establishment named Greasewood, a new stage for musical acts, and other novel accouterments to give guests a full flavor of the West from beginning to end. “Frontier Town will become a top destination for people seeking Wild West entertainment,” says Peagler. The initial 2018 event dates are Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 — all take place at noon. “The industry is abuzz with excitement about this highly anticipated entertainment concept,” says Lee. “And best of all, it is located in one of Arizona’s most Western towns in the heart of Cave Creek.” Peager says that in addition to the exciting entertainment complex, more enhancements are planned for 2019. Frontier Town, which is owned by Frontier Enterprises, is located at 6245 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.frontiertownaz.com.


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Cave Creek Tourism, continued from page 30 The official grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The tourism bureau invites residents and merchants to stop in and say hello, if they haven’t already had an opportunity to visit. Available at the tourism bureau will be local merchant brochures, restaurant menus and maps, too. Volunteers will answer questions and help visitors find their way. And soon, Cave Creek souvenir items will also be sold. The Cave Creek Tourism Bureau wants local and area residents to know that the services offered are not just for out-of-towners. Everyone is welcome to stop in and see what Cave Creek has to offer. Cave Creek Tourism Bureau volunteer positions are still available. The tourism bureau is seeking positive, outgoing and friendly individuals who have a passion for Cave Creek and its surrounding area as well as a willingness to learn more. Volunteering at the tourism bureau is a fun way to meet interesting people from all over the world. For volunteer information, send an email to coordinator@ cavecreektourismbureau.org or call 602.622.7461. “The Cave Creek area offers many unique shops, restaurants, and saloons as well as a flavor of the Ol’ West,” says Nina Spitzer, volunteer coordinator for the Bureau. “No matter where you’re from, it’s a great place to visit! When you do, be sure the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau is your first stop as you drive into town.”

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The annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day, slated for Friday, Oct. 19, will be held at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek, from 11am–1pm. The event is sponsored by Sonoran Arts League. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, an online auction is live on the food bank’s website giving people the opportunity to bid on fine art and craft items donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League. “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 DiPietro. The online art auction began Sept. 4, and the artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1pm. Carole Perry, who created the festival in the northern desert foothills more than 19 years ago, says 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, and will support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance. During the event, lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. The Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2018 is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life. 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 information, call 480.488.6070 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

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Chamber Holds RibbonCutting Ceremony at Tame The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12, at Tame Studio & Boutique. Formerly Sonoran Beauty Salon, Tame is located at 6501 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 2, in Cave Creek, and is a “modern salon with the added perk of a full, trendy boutique.” For additional information about the salon and boutique, call 480.595.1700 or visit www. tamestudio.com.

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer event Oct. 10, 5:30–7pm, at Cave Creek Museum (www.cavecreekmuseum.org). The mixers offer a monthly opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes, and are always the second Wednesday of every month. The cost is $5 for members; $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. Join the members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The Chamber Business Breakfast is held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral (www.haroldscorral.com), 6895 East Cave Creek Road, 7:30–9:30am. This month’s event will be held Oct. 25 and the cost is $8 for members; $15 for non-members. For additional information on this or other Chamber events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


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Healthy Aging Expo: Connect with Community Resources Area residents are invited to learn how to be their best at any age with a vibrant healthy life at the Healthy Aging Expo scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, 10am–2pm, at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek. Expo attendees can connect with health and wellness experts in the areas of nutrition, education, exercise, medical information, 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. Interactive events, exhibits, demonstrations and presentations on various health related topics will also be offered.  The free event is organized by multiple nonprofits and organizations serving the senior community in the far North Valley. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road. For more information, or to become a resource provider, volunteer or sponsor, call 480.488.1105 or visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com.

At this year’s Taste of Cave Creek, hosted at Stagecoach Village Oct. 17–18 from 5–9pm daily, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will be spitroasting wild boars from a Texas game farm. The boars, which average 100 pounds, will be on a spit during the entire event. After roasting for 8–10 hours over mesquite, the Buffalo Chip team will pull the entire boar, snoot to tail, and serve it up with jicama slaw on fresh roasted corn tortillas. Area residents and visitors are invited to and enjoy the beautiful Western atmosphere of Stagecoach Village in historic Cave Creek, and the Buffalo Chip will have its staff on hand to make sure everyone gets a real taste of Cave Creek. Learn more about Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse at www.buffalochip saloon.com. For complete details on the 2018 Taste of Cave Creek, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

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Celebrate Halloween All Day & All Night — Cave Creek Style

ave Creek Wicked, Arizona’s only all day, all night Halloween event, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27. The daytime portion of the event is family-friendly and runs from 11am–4pm and is filled with spooky and exciting activities for children and pets of all ages. In the afternoon, there’s a Bicycle Pub Crawl from 2:30–6pm and later that evening, the bar-crawl portion of the event runs from 7pm–2am and offers bus transportation to and from six great locations. Special hotel room rates will be available at the Civana Resort for anyone needing a place to rest... in peace. New this year, daytime events will include a petting zoo at Black Mountain Feed, and Wicked ice cream tastings at City Creamery. At noon in the west lot of Frontier Town, there will be a Pet Costume Contest sponsored by PetSmart. At 1pm in Frontier Town, Adaptive Force Performing Arts will present a fun dance performance for all ages, “The Dancing Dead,” and then at 2pm Frontier Town will host the Kids Costume Contest. In addition to scheduled events, there will be town-wide trick-or-treating, carnival games, food trucks, pet adoptions sponsored by Puppy Luv and a “Quick Duck Draw,” available all day. The afternoon Bicycle Crawl will start at Flat Tire Bike Shop and go around the town to The Horny Toad, Grotto Café, Janey’s Coffee House and Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ. The nighttime Bar Crawl will begin at Mountain View Pub and make 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 more information, go to www.cavecreekwicked.com.


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Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is once again teaming up with the community to host its annual Oktoberfest event to support seven Cave Creek area schools and PTO organizations. Schools that will benefit from the event are Annunciation Catholic School, Black Mountain Elementary School, Cactus Shadows High School, Desert Sun Academy, Desert Willow Elementary School, Lone Mountain Elementary School and Sonoran Trails Middle School. These seven schools combined have more than 7,000 students attending from Cave Creek, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. Tickets to the fundraiser are $25 and include entrance, an authentic German buffet and four free drink tickets (for beer and wine). The festivities will include a stein holding contest, German costume contest, a Bavarian Beer Garden and wine tasting. Live music will be provided by Die Echten Waldbaum. Tickets may be purchased on the Harold’s website or from each benefiting school’s PTO. The Sixth Annual Oktoberfest at Harold’s will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 6–11pm, and is a 21 and over event. Harold’s is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com.

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Chamber Celebrates Eye Care North Anniversary

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribboncutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 18, for Dr. Julie Lam and Eye Care North’s fifth anniversary. Eye Care North is located at 29605 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 102, in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.361.7040 or visit www.eyecarenorth.com.

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Shred-a-Thon to Benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center The public is invited to participate in the seventh annual Shred-A-Thon event Saturday, Oct. 20, 10am–2pm. The shredding event will be held at the Mariachi Plaza, which is located at 7171 East Cave Creek Road. Donations of cash, food and gift cards will benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The event is being sponsored by Carefree-based Gustafson & Associates, an accounting and tax business. The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the Desert Foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.


Cave Creek Museum will open for its 2018-19 season Wednesday, Oct. 3, with activities from 1–4:30pm. Get ready for a new season of intriguing, engaging, exciting and educational events held throughout the month, each month through the end of May at the Museum. This season is the Museum’s 48th year of preserving the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek and Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. Here are some of the events taking place in October.

Oct. 14: Second Sundays at the Museum — 2–4pm The theme for October is “Desert Wildlife Safety.” Phoenix Herpetological Society will offer families the opportunity to learn about rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, gopher snakes and desert tortoises in the safety and comfort of the museum. The program will explore various methods of staying safe in a desert environment as well. Oct. 20: Adult Discovery Series — 2–3:30pm “Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch, The Photographs of Herb Cohen.” Hear Jerry Sieve’s presentation on Cave Creek’s own amateur photographer. Book will be available for purchase. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. Stay up-todate on all of the events at the Museum by visiting www.cave creekmuseum.org or liking the Cave Creek Museum Facebook page.

C.C. Harrison, a New York Times best-selling mystery author, will kick off a series of author events at Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek with her latest book Death By G-String. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, 5–8pm, includes a BBQ buffet dinner, author discussion and signing plus a chance to win a Fender Venice Soprano Ukulele. Each sign-up will be given a ticket for a chance to win. Chances are great since there is a 40-person limit. Books are available at Western Delights in Las Tiendas Center, next to Bryan’s. Books cost $15.99. Guests must reserve their seat prior to the event since seating is limited; tickets are $20. Call 480.575.7155.

According to Bryan Dooley, “I love books. What better way than to share an author experience. It’s amazing, you can bring a friend, meet the author and be able to ask questions, get a signed book and enjoy a meal with friends. The events have been very popular and so many authors are from the area. We love giving he a platform.” Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue is located at 6130 East Cave Creek Road. For details, visit www.bryansbarbecue.com.

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Oct. 13: Stamp Mill Run — 1:30pm At this first run of the 2018–19 season, the Golden Reef Stamp Mill will amaze all who attend.

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

Meet Kimberly: Ready to Join an Active Family

Looking for a ‘Furever’ Home:

Sinatra and Thelma

Sinatra is a tuxedo cat and he is handsome, fluffy, snuggly and very social. He is a mature gentleman with a birthdate of Dec. 23, 2012. Sinatra prefers wet food over dry and he will come running when a treat bag rattles. His treat of choice is Temptations, and he has been known to send volunteers out to the store when the shelter runs low. Sinatra also has a way with the feline ladies. Thelma is his tabby, long-haired girlfriend. If you are looking for two cats, Thelma is also available, and her birthday is May 26, 2016. Sinatra loves to be up high, so if you have cat trees or shelves, Sinatra will make himself right at home. Home Fur Good is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am–4pm and is located at 10220 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. For information, call 602.971.1134, send an email to info@homefurgood.org or visit www.homefurgood.org.

Camelot Celebrates Thirty-Five Years with Starry Knights Tickets are now on sale for Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship’s annual gala fundraiser, Starry Knights. Camelot, a completely accessible ranch in North Scottsdale, serves children and adults with physical disabilities. Camelot was founded in 1983 upon the principle that it is impossible to put a price on human dignity, so all students in the Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship program receive their lessons completely free of charge. All proceeds from the Starry Knights event go directly to support these program services. This year’s “Donor Ball” will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, and filled with stories of courage and inspiration and will include drinks, dinner, a silent auction and a special presentation featuring two Camelot stars, Alicia Draper-Stasinsky and Kiah Zeman. The celebration will conclude with dessert and dancing under the stars. “This year’s Starry Knights is particularly special because we’re celebrating our 35th lesson season,” said Camelot’s executive director, Mary Hadsall. “This incredible milestone represents hundreds of students, volunteers and horses who have come through the Camelot gates — all supported by the generous roundtable of Camelot donors.”  Starry Knights 2018 will be held 6–10pm at Camelback Vista at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Single tickets are $150; table of eight, $1,000; table of 10, $1,250. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.camelotaz.org. < Kiah Zeman with therapy horse, Cayanna, and Camelot volunteers.

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Fashion demands focus. There is measuring fabric, cutting the fabric and stitching seams. Fortunately, 12-year-old Kimberly has an abundance of focus as Naomi Ellis, a fashion design instructor at Phoenix College, guides her through the construction of a purple skirt. While the session was Kimberly’s first time sewing, it wasn’t the first time she has made something with her hands. She likes to keep herself busy with all sorts of arts and craft projects. Kimberly wants to join a forever family that shares her passion for creation. “I’d like to be part of an adventurous family and an arts and crafts family,” she says. Kimberly also has an athletic side. “I like to play sports outside like volleyball and soccer,” she says, adding that her volleyball team is on a winning streak. Kimberly says she would like to be in a home with a mom and a dad, or two moms. And she says she wanted to be an adoptive mother when she grows up. “Kimberly will do best in a home where she is the only child or the youngest child,” says Brianna Rossi, a child-specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “She will do well with older siblings to look up to as positive role models.” “Kimberly will thrive in an active family that spends a lot of time together and provides her with the encouragement and the attention she needs and deserves,” Rossi says. Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment each week between 5–6am on Channel 12 (KPNX). You can also view previously aired stories at www.aask-az.org. For more information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids at 602.930.4900, or visit www.aask-az.org.

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Tacos, Tequila, Chihuahuas & More Arizona Taco Festival returns

The ninth annual Arizona Taco Festival invades Salt River Fields armed with more tacos and tequila than any festival in the world, plus $10K in cold hard cash prizes. The taco revolution returns Oct. 13–14 and will take over 10 acres of grass of Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. One of the largest and most exciting food festivals in the nation, the 2018 AZ Taco Fest will feature everything from live bands and lucha libre wrestling, to eating contest and the popular Chihuahua dog beauty pageant. The main attraction is the collection of 60 restaurants that will dish out over 100,000 $2 tacos while competing for $10,000 cash in a competition judged by the National Taco Association. The 2018 Arizona Taco Festival will operate on a token system (aka taco bitcoin), where guests will simply trade their purchased tokens in exchange for tacos and margaritas. Plus, sip and savor through the Saturday Tequila Expo featuring samples of more than 100 premium varieties, and the Sunday Margarita Expo, where over a dozen of the Valley’s top mixologists shake up gourmet renditions of this popular cocktail. (Additional tickets are required for these areas.) Of course, salsa, guacamole and other Mexican-inspired fare will round out the weekend for a true Mexican foodie fiesta. The ninth annual Arizona Taco Festival runs Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 11am–7pm daily. Tickets to the 2018 Arizona Taco festival are available for $12 online, $15 at the gate and children 12 and under are free. Or go for the whole enchilada with $100 VIP tickets including five drinks from the VIP bar, 10 tacos, shaded VIP area seating, exclusive tent with DJ, fancy restrooms and other surprise perks to be announced. For additional information, visit www.aztacofestival.com.

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Huss Celebrates Five Years Founded in Tempe in 2013 by the husband and wife team of Leah and Jeff Huss, Huss Brewing Company is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a can’t-miss concert and local beer and food festival Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4–9pm. Unspooling across the grasslined grounds of Singh Meadows in Tempe, the Huss Brewing “Five Years of Chasing Dreams” festival will feature performances by local musician (and general manager of the Huss Uptown Taproom), Mike Chapman, as well as headlining performance from the popular Nashville-based band Los Colognes. Plus, enjoy gourmet fare served up by several of the Valley’s best local chefs. And be sure to save room for kid-friendly roast-your-own S’mores kits. Huss Brewing will also be pouring their lineup of award-winning Huss Family of Beers as well as seasonal and small-batch brews. Tickets to the Huss Brewing “Five Years of Chasing Dreams” festival are $10 per person, and children 15 and under are free. Food and drink are not included in ticket price. Tickets are on sale online — click on the event link at www.hussbrewing.com.

Keeler Opens Second Liberty Station in North Scottsdale Keeler Hospitality Group announced its second Liberty Station — American Tavern and Smokehouse location will open in the Market Street Kitchen space at DC Ranch in October. Due to the popularity of the original Liberty Station location in the Terravita Marketplace just south of Carefree, the new location fills the demand for authentic smoked BBQ options in the DC Ranch community and surrounding neighborhoods. “We are delighted to bring this level of traditional BBQ favorites combined with American comfort style dishes to DC Ranch diners,” says Paul Keeler, president and COO of Keeler Hospitality Group, LLC. The new Liberty Station location will also feature an exclusive a 500-gallon custom made Camelback Smoker, of which there are only a few other in the market. Much like the beloved “Big Poppy” smoker at the Terravita location, meats like Texas-style Brisket, Carolina Pork Shoulder and St. Louis Spare Ribs will be slow-smoked and served daily with traditional BBQ sides like honey butter cornbread, Boston Baked Beans, coleslaw and Green Chile mac and cheese. Prime Rib and chicken wings will also be served from the smoker. Other Liberty Station favorites include “sharables” such as Firecracker Shrimp, brisket quesadillas, devilled eggs and Green Chili Pork Stew; salads including the Tavern Cobb and Iceberg Wedge; hearty sandwiches from the Shrimp Po-Boy to the Brisket Grilled Cheese; and Signature Mains like the house made Meatloaf, Pan-Seared Crab Cakes, the Tavern Burger, the Big Poppy, Smoked Pork Bucatini and the Flat Iron Steak. Liberty Station will replace Market Street Kitchen, its sister restaurant also owned by Keeler Hospitality Group. Many diners’ favorite elements of Market Street Kitchen will remain, including the restaurant’s fun and award-winning beverage program as well as the comfortable yet high-end interior. Liberty Station will offer diners a seamless transition upon opening. Kick-off offerings include happy hour and lunch specials, with a weeklong official grand opening extravaganza to follow. Opening specials, Oct. 1–7 include buy one, get one free lunch entrees (of equal or lesser value) and penny draft beers or house wine with purchase of any BBQ item. In addition, a Hawaiian BBQ and Tiki Night will be held at 5pm Oct. 11, a ribbon cutting event with the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for 11:30am Oct. 15. For more information, visit www.libertystationtavern.com.


Healthy Tips From Abrazo Scottsdale Campus:

How to Prevent the Flu

health care workers who have direct patient contact, and care givers of children less than six months old. The best way to prevent passing the flu along to your loved ones and others is to get an annual flu shot. The flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that are expected to be the most common each year and usually becomes available in the fall. It may be given either as a shot or nasal spray, depending on the person’s age and

any existing health conditions. You also can prevent the spread of the flu by avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you are the one who is sick, try to keep your distance so others won’t get the flu too. You also should stay home, if possible, from work or school. Good health habits are especially important during flu season, which typically lasts from about October through February. Remember to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then wash your hands often to protect against germs. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth since germs are often spread when you lay a hand on something that is contaminated with the flu virus and then touch yourself.  Try to get plenty of sleep, stay active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy foods so your immune system stays strong. The flu is one thing that is best not shared with others. If you do get it, antiviral drugs may be taken to help make the illness milder and shorten the length of time you are sick. For more information about the flu, talk with your doctor or call Abrazo at 877.934.9355 for a free referral to a physician near you. Abrazo Scottsdale Campus is located at 3929 East Bell Road Phoenix. For more information, visit www. abrazohealth.com.

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It’s nice to give gifts to family members and friends. They appreciate your thoughtfulness and you feel good about sharing your time, talents and efforts with loved ones. But there is one “gift” that is best not given to others, although it is sometimes unwittingly passed along — the flu. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious virus that can cause severe illness and even lifethreatening complications. Flu viruses can cause high fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose and body aches. Complications may include bacterial pneumonia, dehydration and aggravation of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes. The flu spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks, and the virus goes into the air and other people inhale it. Every year, between five and 20 percent of Americans get sick from the flu. Most recover in one to two weeks, but approximately 200,000 people end up being hospitalized for flu-related complications. Those most likely to develop flu complications are children between the ages of six months and 19 years of age, adults age 50 and older, women who are pregnant during flu season, individuals living in nursing homes or long-termcare facilities, people with chronic health conditions,

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D-Backs, UnitedHealthcare Team Up to Fight Childhood Hunger Arizona Diamondbacks staff and UnitedHealthcare employees culminated their joint “Pack the House” initiative, which will provide 49,000 meals for children in need — one meal for each seat at Chase Field. Volunteers packed food to support Kitchen on the Street’s Bags of Hope program — aimed at fighting childhood hunger — during the D-backs Sept. 22 game. This is the sixth year of the partnership, which has resulted in nearly 250,000 meals for hungry children in the Valley. Thousands of children receive reduced-price meals during the school week but do not get enough nourishment over the weekend. Bags of Hope provides nutritious, kid-friendly meals and snacks for underserved children who do not have access to school lunch programs during the weekend. September’s was the final day in a series of three volunteer projects to meet the goal of packing 49,000 meals. Other volunteer projects took place Feb. 17 and April 22. According to America’s Health Rankings, nearly one in nine high school students in Arizona are considered obese. There is a direct correlation between obesity and hunger due to the limited availability of healthy food options. Households with limited resources often try to stretch their food budgets by purchasing inexpensive, energy-dense and filling foods. “We are proud to partner with past Grand Slam Award Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare recipient Kitchen on the Street and UnitedHealthcare completed their goal to “Pack the to help fight childhood hunger,” said Derrick Hall, House” Sept. 22. president and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks. “For the past six years our respective organizations have come together at Chase Field to combine forces and tackle a growing issue among our youth in Arizona. Far too many children do not know where their next meal is coming from, and we are proud to play a part in ending that dilemma.” This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity, inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.dogoodlivewell.org.

Walk and Classic Car Show to Support a Healing Cause Healing from a life-saving organ transplant or a difficult course of cancer treatment is tough. The recuperation journey is often enhanced when the patient is surrounded by support and encouragement in a serene setting. That defines the Help in Healing Home at the Village at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, an affordable home-away-from-home for such patients, in a caring environment that relies solely on donations and fundraising activities. Valley residents are invited to help support the cause at the Second Annual Walk in the Park & Classic Car Show that will be held Nov. 10, at the Village at Mayo Clinic, 5811 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. Walkers and classic car exhibitors will enjoy activities such as stretch and warm-up, music, food and raffle. Registration begins at 8am. The fee to participate is $20 for walkers (adults and children over 10; free for children 10 and under and friendly dogs), and $20 for classic car registration. The car show is free to spectators. To register or for additional information, visit www.helpinhealinghome.org.

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Orthopedic Institute of the West, a new medical group practice focusing on joint replacement and sports medicine, is now open in North Scottsdale. Led by accomplished surgeons who have served Valley patients for more than 40 years, the practice specializes in total joint reconstruction, revisions and knee arthroscopy. Physicians include Jimmy Chow, MD, Brandon Gough, MD, Anthony Hedley, MD, FRCS and Timothy Bert, MD, members of the hospital medical staff at nearby Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. Key services offered include roboticassisted partial and total knee replacement surgery; limited restrictions, micro-invasive total hip surgery and replacement; muscle and capsule sparing surgeries; quick recovery and short stay surgeries; complex total joint revisions; hip and knee preservation; and hip arthroscopy for pre-arthritic patients with hip impingement and labral tears. “Our team of experienced surgeons specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic procedures that are individualized for each patient. Whether it is a total knee or hip replacement, hip

or knee preservation or total joint reconstruction, the goal is providing an unsurpassed patient experience and best possible outcome,” said Dr. Hedley. A focus on soft-tissue preservation allows for an expedited and more comfortable post-surgical recovery period, reduces the amount of time patients stay in the hospital, and, in some cases, enables patients to complete their total joint replacement procedure on an outpatient basis. “The Orthopedic Institute of the West is led by multiple fellowship trained, internationally recognized experts, providing high-end total joint reconstruction, revisions and knee arthroscopy. These surgeons have served the Phoenix area for over 40 years, and with patients from around the world,” said Alex Dashe, orthopedic services director for Abrazo Medical Group. The Orthopedic Institute of the West is a member of Abrazo Medical Group, with offices at 6950 East Chauncey Lane, Suite 100, Scottsdale. For more information call 623.873.8565 or visit www.orthopedicinstituteofthewest.com.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Oct. 6

Oct. 4–13

A Vampire Tale

CityScape www.dtphxoktoberfest.com

Scorpius Dance Theatre www.scorpiusdance.com; 602.254.2151

That’s Entertainment

Oct. 7

Childish Gambino

The Salt River Brass Mesa Arts Center www.saltriverbrass.org

Gila River Arena www.gilariverarena.com; 800.745.3000

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Oct. 5

Fatoumata Diawara Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

Oct. 2–7

Waitress

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Native Gardens Arizona Theatre Company www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

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The Nash www.thenash.org; 602.795.0464

Mesa Arts Center

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134th Annual Arizona State Fair Arizona State Fairgrounds www.azstatefair.com; 602.252.6771

Sunday Concert in the Garden: Domingo DeGrazia Band Desert Botanical Garden www.dbg.org; 480.481.8188

Oct. 8

Drake Gila River Arena

Michael Miles — From Senegal to Seeger Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 13

George Lopez The Wall World Tour Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600

Oct. 8

Foo Fighters Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

Oct. 10–28

Little Bunny’s Halloween www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

Oct. 10 – Dec. 2

Fun Home

Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Oct. 11 – Nov. 24

The 1940’s Radio Hour

Oct. 14

I’m With Her Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 14

Paris Chansons Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 14

Sunday Concert in the Garden: Marmalade Skies

Oct. 12–28

Desert Botanical Garden

Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188

Graham Nash

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Oct. 15

Oct. 12 – Nov. 10

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

Michael Glabicki

Titanic

Oct. 16

Oct. 12 – May 12

Last Exit Live www.lastexitlive.com; 602.271.7000

Desert Botanical Garden

National Geographic Live: Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions

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Oct. 13

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com

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Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

6th Anniversary Celebration

Oct. 4

Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 5–7

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa

Oct. 5

Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of Waitress; Photo: Joan Marcus

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Center Dance Ensemble www.centerdance.com; 602.252.8497

Oct. 26 – Nov. 11

Single Black Female Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129

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Nobuntu Musical Instrument Museum

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Oct. 19

Boz Scaggs

Billy Strings Musical Instrument Museum

Desert Botanical Garden

Jesse Colin Young Musical Instrument Museum

The Steel Wheels Musical Instrument Museum

www.dtmesafest.com

Oct. 27

DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 25

Oct. 20

Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts

Celebrity Theatre

Oct. 23

Oct. 19–20

Fall Plant Sale

Oct. 27

Joan Baez

Celebrity Theatre

Oct. 25–28

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Arizona www.balletaz.org; 602.381.1096

Oct. 27

Pinnacle Concert Series: Phantom of the Organ Pinnacle Presbyterian Church www.pinnacleconcerts.com; 480.303.2474

Otsukimi – 19th Annual Japanese Moonviewing Festival Oct. 20

John Scofield’s Combo 66 Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 20

International Archaeology Day

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix www.japanesefriendship garden.org

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Changüí Majadero Tempe Center for the Arts www.tca.ticketforce.com; 480.350.2822

Pueblo Grande Museum www.pueblogrande.com

Oct. 20

Oct. 27 – Nov. 18

Fall Fright Night

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

North Valley Symphony Orchestra www.northvalleysymphony.org; 623.980.4628

Oct. 21

Frankenstein ASU Symphony Orchestra Music & Film at Mesa Arts Center

Oct. 21

Sunday Concert in the Garden: Sugar Thieves Desert Botanical Garden

Oct. 21

Skerryvore Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 26–28

Ofrenda

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Desert Botanical Garden

Oct. 26 – Nov. 10

Pericles Prince of Tyre Southwest Shakespeare Company www.swshakespeare.org; 480.435.6868

Oct. 26 – Nov. 10

Frankenstein

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Childsplay www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700

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A Haunting We Will Go

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MusicaNova Orchestra: An Armistice without A Peace Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 30

Karrin Allyson Musical Instrument Museum

Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Kathy Mattea

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The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale returns for its 10th anniversary year Nov. 2–4. Tours take place each day of the event from 10am–5pm Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday Nov. 3, and from 10am–4pm Sunday, Nov. 4. Most of the stops are located between 54th and 60th Street, and Oak Street and Thomas Road, with two stops just outside these cross streets. “We are thrilled to be hosting our 10th year anniversary event and are excited that each year the event has grown to include more local artists,” says Lynn Gustafson of the South Scottsdale Art Alliance. “It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of the movement that helps keep interest in local art alive Artwork by Lynn Gustafson; Photo: Joanie Simon and thriving in the Valley.” Nine studios and 26 artists will be represented during the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale this year. This is a free, selfguided tour and attendees are welcome to start at any point on the “art trail” and make their way to each of the stops. Some are in close proximity to one another and may be within walking or biking distance while carpooling offers a quicker option to visit all the studios in one day.  Just in time for the start of the holiday season, the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale serves as a perfect opportunity to not only enjoy diverse local art masterpieces but also have the opportunity to purchase special works of art that are available for sale directly from the artists. A printable map and more details on the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale can be found online at www.camelbackstudios.com.

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Scorpius Presents Fifteenth Anniversary Season of ‘Vampire Tale’

Medley of Beatles hits including Imagine, Yesterday, She Loves You and All You Need is Love • Broadway favorites from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita and West Side Story • Quintessential Blues pieces Blue Skies, At Last , The St. Louis Blues and more!

ANTHEM Saturday, Nov 3 @ 7:30 p.m.

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Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy

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Scorpius Dance Theatre presents its popular production, A Vampire Tale, Oct. 4–13. Dubbed “The ‘Nutcracker’ of Halloween,” the yearly haunt is celebrating its 15th anniversary season. Longtime fans won’t want to miss this year’s show, as lead cast members Nicole Olson and Gavin Sisson, who play the Queen and King, will be dancing their farewell performances in A Vampire Tale. According to choreographer Lisa Starry, “This year’s production of A Vampire Tale is very bittersweet. I’m so excited to have reached a milestone anniversary for the show. However, with Nicole and Gavin dancing their final season in the show, the milestone also has so many other meanings. I am forever grateful for their contribution to the show and for our fans who have continued supporting us every year.” A Vampire Tale indulges audiences with all the trimmings: dark and sexy drama, quirky and comedic episodes and visually stunning dance and aerial feats. This popular, sell-out production pre-dates all of the vampire pop-culture and evolves annually to keep fans coming back for more. Queen Vampire Nicole Olson; Photo Rose Torres In the plot line of A Vampire Tale, a young woman is drawn to the dark side and finds herself lured into an assorted band of bloodsuckers. Frightened yet fascinated by their shadowy showmanship and seductive moves, the girl struggles to avoid becoming part of their underworld when she becomes infatuated with the King vampire. A Vampire Tale showcases 17 talented dancers and aerialists. After 15 years, A Vampire Tale’s original Queen is dancing her final performance. Soloist, Nicole Olson, who has danced the part of the Queen of Vampires since the show’s inception, alongside Gavin Sisson, who has danced the King of Darkness for four years, will be dancing their farewell performances in this year’s run of A Vampire Tale. Longtime Scorpius Dance Theatre dancer Martha Hernandez will return for the third year in the role of the Innocent. Making a guest appearance for the third year in a row, Louis Farber will play the side-splitting narrator role of Strange Man. Farber is a well-known Valley actor and director, as well as the associate artistic director for Stray Cat Theatre. A Vampire Tale’s original soundtrack is composed by local musician Kristofer Hill. The show is held at Phoenix Theatre’s Hardes Theatre: 1825 North Central Avenue. Tickets start at $32 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Phoenix Theatre box office at 602.254.2151 or visit  www.scorpiusdance.com.

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SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE With school choice, parents have an array of educational options to choose from and are no longer restricted to their neighborhood schools. Parents select schools based on their child’s individual learning style and innovative programs DR. JAMES P. LEE that standout. If you’re considering Paradise Valley Unified School District changing schools, PVSchools should be at the top of your list. PVSchools invests in state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge programs to meet the learning needs of all students. Our Journey of Excellence is evident with our commitment to provide our students with certified and highly qualified teachers and outstanding programs. • B  eginning foreign language instruction early sets the stage for students to develop advanced proficiencies in one or more languages. Spanish Immersion is offered at Sandpiper Elementary and Sunrise Middle, and Mandarin Immersion is offered at Whispering Wind. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/language. • K  -12 International Baccalaureate Programme challenges students and encourages both personal and academic achievement.

gifted or schedule a Gifted preschool or Self-Contained (K–6) tour by visiting www.pvschools.net/giftedtours. • D  esert Shadows Elementary is the only school in the Valley that offers Suzuki Strings (violin) as part of the curriculum. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/dses. • N  orth Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) provides an outlet for students to express their creative passions in Dance, Music Technology, Theater and Visual Arts. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/nvaa. • O  ur Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology program provides high school students with the opportunity to study one of three specialized disciplines — bioscience, computer science or engineering. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/crest. Even if you don’t live in our boundaries, you can still attend one of our schools through open enrollment. Applications for 2019–20 for in and out-of-district families will be accepted through Dec. 3. The Final Round, which is for out-of-district families ONLY, begins Dec. 4 and concludes on Jan. 21. Out-of-district parents who miss the open enrollment deadlines still have an opportunity to apply by contacting the school of their choice after Jan. 21 to inquire about space availability for enrollment. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning programs and enrollment options, visit www. pvschools.net/open or call 602.449.2000. To reach Dr. Lee or for more information about the Paradise Valley Unified School District, call 602.449.2000 or visit www.pvschools.net.

Climb, Slide and Explore in Space-Inspired Experience Arizona Science Center will inspire and delight creators, climbers and spacelovers of all ages with the opening of the Cosmic Playground experience. Starting Oct. 6, guests can climb, slide and explore the galaxy in a unique all-ages play space made almost entirely of household packing tape, and participate in an array of space-themed activities while immersed in cosmic light, sound and motion. This unique space-inspired, crawlable community art installation will feature three distinct space-inspired play structures, or TapeScapes. Visitors to Cosmic Playground can climb a tunnel of stars, slide into a wormhole, and travel through a black hole — all artfully made from packing tape. Explorers can spin like planets in SPUN chairs, bounce across Mars on Space Hopper bouncing balls, let loose in the Milky Way Ball Pit or take an astronaut selfie. While on their space-themed journey, guests can leap from planet to planet across the solar system and participate in daily activities and demos in the Aspiring Astronaut Station led by Arizona Science Center’s Blue Crew team of science interpreters. Delivering on Arizona Science Center’s commitment to community engagement, the Center is working with corporate teams and community volunteer groups to construct the space-themed structures. Between Sept. 17 and Sept. 28, over 300 volunteers from companies across the Valley helped bring Cosmic Playground to life with packing tape and scaffolding, all under the direction of Eric Lennartson, the artist and engineer who designed the structures. Cosmic Playground is a shoe-free environment. Guests must wear clean socks or purchase a pair at the Center for $1 (while supplies last). The experience is ADA accessible and runs through Jan. 13. The Arizona Science Center is located at 600 East Washington Street in Downtown Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.azscience.org and click on the “Attractions” link, or call 602.716.2000.

Arizona Gymnast Qualifies for U.S. National Gymnastics Team At the August 2018 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships held in Boston, 18-year-old Phoenix gymnast Jade Carey placed sixth All Around in the prestigious competition and has now qualified to be a member of the 2018 USA National Team. Reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles finished in first place in all events. Carey won second place on Floor and third in Vault. She was also the 2017 National Vault Champion and World Championships silver medalist on Vault and Floor. The vault is where Carey is really making a name for herself in the sport of gymnastics. In the 2016 Junior Olympics, her vault — a tucked Kasamatsu full — was entered into the Junior Olympics code of points, forever to be known as “The Carey.” This hard-working, elite-level gymnast is a 2018 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale and has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to Oregon State University. Carey has decided to defer attending the University until 2020 and train full-time at the Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center in Phoenix to prepare for the 2020 summer Olympic games in Tokyo. Carey’s primary coach and Vault coach is none other than her father, Brian Carey. The gymnast’s other two coaches are Daniel Witenstein, co-owner of Arizona Sunrays, on the uneven parallel bars and Pam Evans for balance beam and floor. The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center – in business now for more than 25 years – is located at 15801 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. There is also a second Arcadia location. For additional information, call 602.992.5790 or visit www.arizonasunrays.com.

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Chamber Music Sedona’s first concert of the 2018-19 season will feature Grammy Awardwinning guitarist Jason Vieaux and rising-star violinist Kristin Lee. This special event will take place at 5pm Oct. 4, 2018 at Barbara Antonsen Memorial Park, a new outdoor venue overlooking stunning vistas of Sedona’s red rocks. Featuring a rare duo combination of guitar and violin, the exceptionally talented pair of artists will perform a dynamic program with music ranging from the classical era through Piazzola and Brazilian Folk tunes. Vieaux has been hailed as one of today’s most gifted classical guitarists, although his abilities extend beyond the classical to an impressively wide variety of music. His album, Play, won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. On stage, Vieaux has performed as a concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras around the world and has cultivated a stellar reputation as a chamber musician and programmer. With a passion for teaching aspiring guitarists, he founded the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar, an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one lessons to students of any age, location or skill level. Critics have praised Lee for her remarkable versatility, impeccable technique and ability to captivate audiences as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Born in Seoul, Lee started playing the violin at the age of five and quickly won first prize at the prestigious Korea Times Violin Competition. After moving to the U.S., she entered the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School, from which she later earned a master’s degree. Lee was chosen to study under famed violinist Itzhak Perlman after he heard her perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Lee recently launched a project called Americana, which showcases the unique sound and vibrant history of American music. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music, a chamber music series that seeks to bring first-rate classical music to the diverse communities of Washington’s Puget Sound region.

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The Vieaux-Lee concert is sure to dazzle attendees and provide an impressive start to Chamber Music Sedonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36th season, which will feature performances by the Escher String Quartet, superstar pianist Yuja Wang and many others. This concert will serve as a fundraising initiative for the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs to support elderly/homebound patrons and musical education in local schools. As part of this mission, Chamber Music Sedona will host a concert open only to local students earlier in the day on Oct. 4. Tickets for the Vieaux-Lee concert are $50 for adults and $15 for students (with ID); children under 12 may attend at no cost. Seating will be provided at the venue, which is located at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www. chambermusicsedona.org.

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Those who love local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries that highlight Arizona will want to keep Nov. 3 open. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick announced an all new event at the award-winning spring training facility of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews. The event, which runs 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm, will offer tastes and samples from favorite Arizona producers while overlooking the gorgeous fields and McDowell Mountains. The Arizona Barrels, Bottles & Brews event will be the only festival in the state that features samples and products produced exclusively in Arizona. All participants will produce exclusive beers, wines and spirits just for the events that use Arizona grown hops, yeast, grapes, plus use Arizona water. The inaugural event will highlight Arizona craft brewers, micro-distillers and homegrown wineries. Tickets are limited and are available now for $50, which includes 12 samples and access to purchase items from some of the best food trucks in Arizona. The 12 samples will give guests a tasty tipple to enjoy including 5oz. beer pours, 2 oz. wine/cocktail samples, and ½ oz. neat spirits. In addition, VIP tickets are available, which offer an extra hour of access to AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews. Designated driver tickets are also available; ticket-holders will receive a swag bag. For more information regarding the 2018 AZ Barrels, Bottles, & Brews event, visit www.azbottlesandbrews.com. Photo courtesy of Salt River Fields

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Artists of the Superstitions will host a free art show at the Queen Creek Olive Mill Oct. 7. Approximately 20 artists will be showing their wares at this annual art event. Art enthusiasts are invited to spend the day at the Olive Mill from 9am until 3pm, enjoy the art show, experience wine tasting and enjoy a picnic lunch on the shaded grounds. This diverse group of artists represents all types of art media, including painting, photography, wood, jewelry, pottery, glass and more. The Olive Mill has a restaurant and coffee bar for the public Artist Kathy Mitchell to enjoy as well as tours of the Olive Mill facility (fee involved). Queen Creek Olive Mill is located at 25062 South Meridian Road in Queen Creek (off Combs Road). Contact them at 480.888.9290. Learn more about Artists of the Superstitions at www artistsofthesuperstitions.com.

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Gem & Mineral Show Slated for Early November

Rock-a-Rama is celebrating its 42nd annual Gem and Mineral Show in Black Canyon City. It will be Friday, Nov. 2, 9am–4pm, Saturday, Nov. 3, 9am–5pm, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 9am–4pm. Parking and admission are free. Whether a rock hound, a lapidary expert, interested in unique jewelry or just looking for a fun time (including a raffle and door prizes), all are welcome at High Desert Park,19001 East Jacie Lane in Black Canyon City. There will be signs to help visitors find the show. On-site, attendees will find more than 30 vendors and tailgaters selling a variety of rock-related wares, including fossils, meteorites, rough rocks, jewelry, minerals, precut cabs and much more. Lunch will be available for sale in the Clubhouse.  High Desert Park offers beautiful hiking trails at the foot of the Bradshaw Mountains with breathtaking views and is part of the Arizona State Trails System. For the moderate hiker, there is a 2.7-mile nature trail, which highlights the wildlife and flora of the area, and children will enjoy the enclosed playground and basketball court. For information, call 623.326.0237 or visit www.highdeserthelpers.org.

Cultural Coalition to Host Día de los Muertos Festival Cultural Coalition announces its seventh annual Día de los Muertos Festival/Phx scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2–8pm. The Coalition invites families and friends to bring a blanket and grab a spot on the grass for this annual event honoring and celebrating those who have passed on with music, dance and theater performances. An artists’ Mercado featuring local artists and art groups, food and a children’s art activity area are also part of the festivities. Free admission to the festival includes dynamic performances by local artists, mask-making and hands-on children’s art activities led by local artists. The festival will feature a variety of delicious, local ethnic foods and beverages such as Mi Catering, Paletas Betty, Queso Good Truck and Xotla Express. Entertainment includes mariachi music and the finale will feature local band Las Chollas Peligrosas, as well as dances in many different styles such as Aztec, folklórico, and original productions by Quetzalli, Ollin Yoliztli and Primavera Folklórico Dance Company. At dusk, festival attendees can participate in a meaningful

candlelight procession alongside Las Flacas, eight-foot-tall animated puppets. A moment of silence for the departed will also be observed. This year the community altar will be dedicated to “Family Unity.” The Altar artist is Felipa Lerma. “We want to explore and express our roots in a positive way, with ceremony and celebration,” says Zarco Guerrero, president of Cultural Coalition, Inc. “This tradition has cross-cultural appeal. Its philosophy of celebrating life and not fearing death is comforting to many cultures.” “Every year, we realize how important it is for the freedom of cultural expression to create community. We feel culture is the tool we need to spread good will. For me, Dia de los Muertos is not only a personal form of expression, but it’s a way to pay tribute to people other than our relatives. It’s become a multicultural celebration and also a remembrance of people experiencing hardships.” Día de los Muertos Festival/Phx will be held at Steele Indian School Park, 300 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. For more information, visit www.diadelosmuertosphx.com.


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