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he third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance will lead the nation’s celebration of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 with a showing of Indy race-cars from the past, a display of historic artifacts and a special public event, all of which preview the 100th running of America’s greatest motorsports spectacle. The Arizona Concours (www.arizonaconcours.com) takes place Sunday, January 24, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort as the start up for Arizona Classic Car Week, January 28-29 (www.rmsothebys.com/az16/arizona), and features historic race cars from the Hall of Fame Museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as the actual Borg-Warner Trophy. But the Indy 500 tribute will come alive on Saturday, January 23, when a panel of winning drivers will lead a discussion about racing at Indy and their own victories in the annual competition. The Indy drivers’ event will be held at the Biltmore from 12-1:30pm, along with two other informative discussions: • The Phoenix Automotive Press Association auction-week preview, 10-11:30am, featuring representatives from the major collector car auctions that take place during Arizona Classic Car Week • A seminar on automotive design, 2-3:30pm, featuring leading designers Andrea Zagato, of Italy’s Carrozzeria Zagato, and J Mays, former head of global design for Ford Motor Company

The Indy 500 tribute also has special significance for Arizona since the Verizon IndyCar Series organizers announced that IndyCar racing would return to Phoenix International Raceway in 2016, with the inaugural Phoenix Grand Prix scheduled for April 2. The Arizona Concours d’Elegance benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona (www.arizona.wish.org), which grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions and raised more than $70,000 during 2015 to fund future wishes. Photos by Arizona Concours d’Elegance / Michael Tobian

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“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... Scottsdale’s Special Event Season By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

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With a new year upon us, the City of Scottsdale is preparing for another jammed packed Special Event Season. There are a variety of events happening all over the city and we invite you to enjoy the different experiences that are being offered. MAYOR City of Scottsdale In addition to our city’s annual signature events, such as the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov and the Waste Management Phoenix Open, we have events for those who may want to try something new. Please see below for information regarding just some of the events happening in January.

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Experience music and culture of original residents at Native Trails, Jan. 9 – March 31 Native Trails is a free outdoor festival celebrating the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance. Each event brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances and authentic attire to share the stories of Southwest tribes. Audiences enjoy performances such as the Southwest horse dance, inter-tribal pow-wow dancing, world-class hoop dancing and the participatory round dance. Native Trails also features American Indian artisans selling specialty items such as jewelry, baskets, flutes and paintings, as well as light snacks and beverages. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets. This free series takes place from 12-1pm most Thursdays and Saturdays on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Get details at www.scottsdalenativetrails.com. Drawn to art? Check out Celebration of Fine Art, Jan. 16 – March 27 Watch art as it’s being created as more than 100 artists set up working studios at Celebration of Fine Art, 10am-6pm daily. Housed in the big white tents southwest of Hayden Road and the Loop 101, Celebration presents a variety of art in all styles – from traditional to contemporary. For times and admission fees, call 480.443.7695 or visit www.celebrateart.com. Nurture yourself – take a free guided nature tour at Pinnacle Peak Park Pinnacle Peak Park offers free guided nature tours through March. Hike leaders will provide insights into the plants, animals, history, geology and archaeology of the park and Scottsdale’s beautiful Sonoran Desert. Tours begin at 10am Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and are available on a drop-in basis. The moderate 1.5 mile hike lasts about two hours. The park is at 26802 North 102nd Way. For more information, call 480.312.0990 or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search “Pinnacle Peak Park.” For additional information about City events, please log on to www.scottsdaleaz.gov or call the City’s information line during business hours to get answers about events and activities: 480.312.3111.

Forty-Fifth Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Auction Exceptional docket – exciting events & exhibits Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will host a nine-day celebration of the company’s 45th anniversary in Scottsdale January 23-31 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As the barometer of the collector car market in 2016, Barrett-Jackson is filling its docket with more than 1,500 rare and collectible vehicles.

One of three VIN 001 Corvettes crossing the block.

“Our 2016 Scottsdale auction is particularly meaningful because it celebrates our 45th anniversary,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “My father, Russ Jackson, and his friend, Tom Barrett, started the auction with one auction and a few select cars. More than four decades later, Barrett-Jackson has become the premier collector car auction company for enthusiasts around the world. Of course, our 45th anniversary is as much about our future as our past and that’s why we continue to bring new assets to our events, such as the Experts’ Symposiums.” The 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction will include a host of exciting activities, events and exhibits over the week. Kicking off the week will be the Cox Family Value Day on Saturday, January 23, with free admission for children under 12. The Opening Night Gala, a renowned event held at each of Barrett-Jackson’s four annual auctions, will be on the

evening of the 23rd. Registered bidders, consignors and sponsors receive invitations to the gala. Throughout the nine-day auction, fans can participate in the Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides with Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge, as well as shop the vendor marketplace and enjoy live music on select evenings. New to the 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction will be the Experts’ Symposiums held early in the week. Here, enthusiasts can get an idea about what to look for when buying a car and hear from Barrett-Jackson’s team of experts. Representing the prewar cars that Barrett-Jackson began selling 45 years ago, a pristine 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A will be one of the featured consignments in Scottsdale, in addition to the coveted 1938 Lincoln Coddington V12 HEMI, “The French Connection.” This one-off, custommade car looks similar to a 1937 Delahaye and was Boyd Coddington’s last build before he passed away. Also offered are three consecutive VIN #001 Corvettes from 19551957, representing iconic pieces of American automotive history, and two very special, original 1967 427/435s, which are sure to attract the attention of serious collectors. For a full listing of vehicles offered, visit www.barrett-jackson.com. For additional information, call 480.421.6694.

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Renowned artists from across the globe will make the beautiful Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale home for 10 weeks as they create original pieces of fine art in what has come to be known as one of Arizona’s best venues for collecting fine art. The Arizona Fine Art Expo begins Friday, January 22, and runs through Sunday, April 3. The event features 120 patron-friendly working studios within a 44,000 square-foot space, where guests have a rare chance to meet the artists, see them in action and learn about their inspiration and techniques. Throughout the 10 weeks, artisans will sketch passionately “Flight of the Dragon” by Janelle Lindley in pencil, charcoal and pastels; sculpt and fire clay; drill, chisel and carve stone; paint in all media; delicately scrape and etch on scratchboard, stain and etch gourds; design lost wax casting; solder and weld jewelry; assemble mosaics and more. Art is for sale and commissions are welcomed. Patrons can stroll throughout one of the Valley’s largest sculpture gardens, which includes a Koi pond with waterfall surrounded by natural desert. Other highlights include a café, wine tastings, garden parties, book signings, live music every weekend and more. In addition, the non-profit American Healing Arts Foundation will provide free art classes for veterans during the show. For 34 years, Thunderbird Artists has played a very important role in uniting gifted artists with patrons across the world by producing award-winning fine art and fine wine festivals. A family-run business, Thunderbird Artists’ success and the encouragement of artists prompted the birth of the Expo 12 years ago. The Arizona Fine Art Expo runs from 10am-6pm daily under the “festive white tents” at 26540 North Scottsdale Road, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads. Season passes cost $10; admission for seniors and military is $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free. For more details, call 480.837.7163 or visit www.arizonafineartexpo.com.

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Phoenix Open: The Peoples Major The 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass” and the “People’s Major,” will be held at TPC Scottsdale from February 1-7. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2016 edition will mark the 81st playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the seventh as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Entertainment off of the green is always a big part of the event and the 2016 Open is no exception. Rascall Flatts (Feb. 3), Dierks Bentley (Feb. 4), Robin Thicke (Feb. 5) and Tiësto (Feb. 6) will be headlining at the Coors Light Birds Nest (www.coorslightbirdsnest.com), located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The Open is sponsored by the Thunderbirds, who were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members. Last year, the Thunderbirds raised a record $9.06 million for charity and have eclipsed $102 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932. For information on the Thunderbirds or the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at 602.870.0163 or visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.


Get Your Finances In Order By David Tibbetts

It’s that time of year again when the financial consultants in my branch encourage clients to review and update their financial plans. The 2004 University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study of Americans over 50 showed that those who created financial plans and stuck with them achieved an average total net worth three times higher than those who didn’t. A financial plan needs to be complete, realistic and actionable. At Schwab, we believe these are five key factors to consider as you develop a plan to manage your wealth: • Create a list of goals that that include how much you’ll need and a deadline. If you write down your goals, you’re more likely to achieve them.

• Make assumptions about your future. For longer-term goals like retirement, consider how much you’ll be contributing towards each of your goals over time. • Assess your risk tolerance. Evaluate the amount of risk you’re willing to stomach with your investments to help inform how you should allocate your portfolio between stocks, bond and cash. • Analyze return expectations. Based on your risk tolerance, a sound investment plan contains some sort of expectation regarding the portfolio returns. These returns represent long-term averages used in the planning process. David Tibbetts is a Branch Manager and Certified Wealth Strategist® at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. (“Schwab”), member SIPC, with over 22 years of experience helping clients achieve their financial goals. Some content provided here has been compiled from previously published articles authored by various parties at Schwab. Information presented is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as personalized investment advice as individual situations vary. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, Schwab recommends consultation with a qualified professional. Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal.

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• Review your current situation. Total up how much money have you already accumulated toward each of your goals, and how is it being invested. Be sure that your allocation between stocks, bonds and cash is appropriate to help reach your short-term and long-term goals.

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The Perfect Gift May Also Be A Wise Investment It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they can also be a wise investment. Over the centuries, diamonds have increased steadily in value. Precious and romantic, they are sought after by people around the world. Diamonds provide tremendous sentimental value as well as represent portable wealth – a legacy gift that can worn by loved ones and be passed down through generations. When fine diamonds are acquired near or below global wholesale, value they can become a great investment. With proper GIA certification, purchasers are assured a stable base value recognized among all jewelry dealers. The closer one buys to the wholesale source, the better the investment. Indra Jhaveri from AMI Diamond in North Phoenix has been a master jeweler for more than 30 years – descending from seven generations of fine jewelers from India, one of the world’s leading producers of high equality cut diamonds. Because Jhaveri can tap the wholesale source of rare and GIA certified diamonds, he can offer investment grade jewels at discount prices – at 60 to 80 percent off retail value. Jhaveri’s close family ties within India provides a significant investment advantage for his customers. India has become a giant in the diamond industry. It is also an excellent region for fine diamond sourcing. To the investors benefit, many diamond cutters in India will sacrifice less-than ideal diamond weight (carats) when cutting to produce a higher brilliance of cut and clarity. A higher quality of cut (brilliance) and clarity (few or no inclusions) will always result in a diamond in great demand – and thus more value, and since investment-quality diamonds come in many sizes and grades, any reasonable budget can be accommodated. “Now is a great time to see me, for China’s slowing economy has created an ideal diamond investment opportunity as manufacturing factories want to unload,” says Jhaveri. “When you have the chance to buy GIA certified diamonds at low wholesale prices, it is a smart investment. Now is the time to take advantage.” For information, call 602.923.8200 or visit www.amidiamondsandjewelry.com.


Join Russo and Steele for its 16th annual automotive extravaganza in Scottsdale and kick-off the 2016 collector-car calendar in fine style. Running January 27-31, the Scottsdale auction will showcase more than 750 of only the most exclusive, most select and most diverse grouping of automobiles available anywhere in the world and continue their tradition of redefining collector-car auctions with their renowned “For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts” TM philosophy. The five day event will take place between Scottsdale Road and Hayden Road – just south of the North Loop 101 Freeway.

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Finished in a lustrous black over tan leather hides and riding on Borrani knockoff wire wheels, this remarkable early Lamborghini was restored comprehensively inside and out. From its trademark oval Cibie headlamps to the early 3.5-liter Bizzarrini-designed V-12 engine, no detail or element was overlooked in bringing this exquisite car back to the standards to which it was originally built.

Women In Leadership Join the business women of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce for a “no fluff” educational luncheon about managing work and life while excelling in the professional world. The Women in Leadership 2016 event will be held Thursday, February 11, from 11:30am-1:30pm at Silverleaf, 18701 North Silverleaf Drive in Scottsdale. This year’s featured speaker is FBI Special Agent Desirae Tolhurst. The cost for the event is $50 for members and $65 for non-members. For information, contact Anna Mineer at amineer@scottsdalechamber.com or 480.355.2708. For information on all of the Chamber’s many events, visit www. scottsdalechamber.com.

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The 350/400 GT Series represented Ferruccio Lamborghini’s intention to construct the finest Grand Touring automobiles ever assembled. Many automotive journalists at the time hailed the cars as being better than equivalent exotic machinery. During its introductory year, only 13 examples of the 350 GT version were created. Around 120 examples were created in total and all were mostly hand-built. Of these rare cars, very few survivors remain in the same condition as this stunning automotive design tour de force – just one of the many fine automobiles offered this January at the Russo and Steele event. For more information, visit www.russoandsteele.com.

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From Israel To Munich To Arizona Meet 1972 Olympic Athlete Dan Alon Israeli championship fencer Dan Alon will speak about his experiences at the 1972 Munich Olympics at The Camelback Golf Club, 7847 North Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, Wednesday, January 27, at 7pm. Alon’s fencing career began at age 12, continued through his teen years and reached its peak at age 27 when he joined the Israeli fencing team at the Olympic Games. “The Olympics are a symbol of freedom and peace between nations,” says Alon. He recalls marching into the Olympic stadium in Munich under the Israeli flag. “I was in heaven. It was the most beautiful day of my life.” Alon’s world was shattered five days later on September 5 when Black September terrorists invaded the building where he and his 15 fellow athletes and coaches were living. Eleven were murdered; only five managed to escape. In honest, often emotional terms, Alon shares with audiences his journey: the security concerns prior to the Games, the harrowing attack and the process of returning to normal life. Alon remains active in the as yet unsuccessful struggle to honor the memories of his slain teammates at the Olympics every four years. The event is a project of Chabad of Paradise Valley and JPhoenix Young Jewish Professionals. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.jewishparadisevalley.com/munich72 or by calling 480.788.9310.

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Smithsonian Gets Into “Western Spirit”

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West was recently certified a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, making it a recognized partner with the world’s largest museum and research complex. It is one of the youngest organizations ever to become a Smithsonian Affiliate. Richard Kurin, Mike Fox and Richard Kurin with Harry Jackson sculpture, Under Secretary for “The Marshall.” History, Art, and Culture for the Smithsonian Institution, presented the Certification of Affiliation at a private event held November 20 at the museum located at 3830 North Marshall Way in Downtown Scottsdale. Becoming a Smithsonian Affiliate opens the door to a variety of benefits to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. These include not only loans of iconic artifacts and cultural treasures, but also education programming, expert speakers and career development for museum professionals. Kurin noted that, with approximately 137 million objects, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonian, affiliates such as Scottsdale’s Museum of the West are indispensable resources that help bring more of its educational and historical resources to people in communities throughout the country. In addition to sharing artifacts from the Smithsonian’s vast collection, the Affiliate relationship will provide Scottsdale’s Museum of the West with opportunities to collaborate on innovative educational programming to help students understand the legacy of the West and their own role in shaping it. “As the storytellers of the American West, we are honored to enter this collaborative partnership, which will help broaden our visitors’ knowledge and understanding of the history and cultures of the 19 states of the American West,” commented Mike Fox, director and CEO of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. For more information, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org or call 480.686.9539.


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The 14th season of Native Trails, presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, kicks off this month and continues through March. Native Trails is a free outdoor festival celebrating the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance. Each event brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances and authentic attire to share the stories of Southwest tribes, including the Hopi, Dine (Navajo), Akimel Au-Authm and San Carlos Apache. Audiences enjoy performances such as the Southwest horse dance, inter-tribal pow-wow dancing, world-class hoop dancing and the participatory round dance. Native Trails also features Native American artisans selling specialty items such as jewelry, baskets, flutes and paintings, as well as light snacks and beverages. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets. Presented in collaboration with Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.experiencescottsdale.com), Native Trails runs most Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-1:30pm, January 9 – March 31. For details, call 480.499.8587 or visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

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SUSD Celebrates Newest National Board Certified Teachers National Board Certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession. Recently, nine additional Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) teachers earned this credential by successfully completing the rigorous National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) process. The newly certified teachers are Ashley Crose, Saguaro; Jennifer Fox, Hopi; Jennifer Bethke, Laguna; Kelly Vandenheuvel, Redfield; Kim Keck, Yavapai; Lori Jordan, Chaparral; Maureen Traynor, Tavan; Patti Hanlon, Copper Ridge; Sheila Fullerton, Kiva. They will be recognized at the February 9 Governing Board meeting. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our newly certified teachers,” says Dr. Karen Benson, executive director of Instructional Services. “We now have 85 National Board Certified Teachers within the Scottsdale Unified School District.” The SUSD Foundation annually provides financial assistance to teachers pursuing National Board Certification. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than $33,000 to support National Board Certification. Additionally, the Arizona K12 Center provides an array of resources and support to educators across the state including scholarships to teacher candidates. For more information about NBCT, visit www.nbpts.org. Learn more about SUSD at https://concrete.susd.org.


MAYOR STANTON WRITES... By Mayor Greg Stanton

Championship Campus hours of operation: Friday, January 8 through Sunday, January 10, noon to midnight Playoff Fan Central (Convention Center) hours of operation: Friday, January 8, 3-8pm Saturday, January 9, 9am-8pm Sunday, January 10, 12-8pm For more information about tickets, street closures, hours of operation and other events associated with the College Football Playoff National Championship (including Taste of the Championship and the Extra Yard 5K) visit www.azchampgame.org. See you there!

2016 Devoured Culinary Classic: New Event Format & Initial Restaurants Announced Photos by Kathryn M. Miller

The Devoured Culinary Classic returns for its seventh year in February. Presented in partnership with Local First Arizona (www. localfirstaz.com), Devour Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum (www.phxart.org) and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (www.saaca.org), the Devoured week of events will run from February 28 – March 6. The weeklong celebration of food and drink returns with an all-star lineup of local chefs, culinarians, winemakers, brewmasters and mixologists. The main event, the award-winning Devoured Culinary Classic, will be held on Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6, at Phoenix Art Museum, and will feature a new format, new restaurants and chefs, an intimate VIP experience and more. This year’s Devoured Culinary Classic will offer four distinct areas to explore for complete culinary immersion. In the Great Hall, attendees will sample first course dishes like salads and appetizers. In the Dorrance Sculpture Garden, guests will be able to taste entree-style plates and sample beers, wines and spirits from around the region. Attendees can satisfy their sweet tooth in the Hardes Theater Dessert Lounge, a new addition to this year’s event featuring local restaurants, bakeries, coffee roasters and confectioners. Inside Palette, guests can browse the Local Foods Marketplace to sample and purchase products from local food artisans. The VIP area will feature Chef Vincent Guerithault of Vincent’s on Camelback and Chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo and Okra. Ticketing options and a list of participating restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and food artisans can be found at www.devouredphoenix.com.

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This time last year, Downtown Phoenix was gearing up to host the biggest, best Super Bowl yet. But many residents may not realize that we’re preparing to do something very similar this January when we host the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Champ Game will transform downtown into a three-day party with food and drinks, music, games, media and more. We’re calling it the Championship Campus, and it’s going to be a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and fans in town for MAYOR City of Phoenix the game. Inside the Phoenix Convention Center you’ll find Fan 602.262.7111 www.phoenix.gov Central – this is the place to be if your team makes it to the big game. Fan Central will host pep rallies for each team featuring the band, mascots and cheerleaders. Visitors will have a chance to test their arm with a football, play interactive games, meet special guests and even watch ESPN’s media day with the teams and coaches. Just a block away, next to Cityscape, is AT&T Playoff Playlist Live where the biggest names in music will perform. Each night features different acts guaranteed to get our city pumped for some great football. Friday night is country themed; Saturday night features great pop acts; and Sunday night will feature rock artists including headliner John Mellencamp to close out the weekend. During the day, local talent and DJs will take the stage. Sponsors and partners will run family-friendly activities, and ESPN will be on the lot filming live broadcasts of SportsCenter and other programs. When it comes to college football, Phoenix knows how to throw a party! The fact that Phoenix is hosting an event of this scale for the second year in a row isn’t a coincidence – it’s the result of hard work and preparation. Our downtown has become the ideal destination for major special events. Our walkable urban center is the vibrant home to great hotels, restaurants, cultural landmarks and more. And our 900,000-square-foot Convention Center is ranked in the top 10 in the nation. These events are exactly what we want in Downtown Phoenix. They help attract new audiences to experience downtown’s positive changes and growth, and they boost our local economy. The total economic impact from Super Bowl XLIX activities was $719 million, and direct spending was nearly $300 million. Those figures are great news for our local bars, restaurants, hotels and shops. That economic bump is not to mention the national media that comes to showcase the Valley. College football fanatics across the country will have a chance to see how things are done in Phoenix. They’re also going to see us celebrating in our bustling urban downtown in beautiful 70 degree weather! When it comes to supporting downtown sporting events, I’m always a fan.

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Turf Paradise Throws Sixtieth Birthday Party In 1956, Elvis Presley had his first hit with “Heartbreak Hotel,” Park Central opened as Arizona’s first mall and gas was 22 cents a gallon. When Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956, the area surrounding 19th Avenue and Bell Road was dirt roads and desert. Today, North Phoenix has literally grown up around the iconic track, which has operated continuously in the same location, and celebrates its 60th anniversary in January. It offers one of the longest racing seasons in the United States thanks to Arizona’s great weather. Through Off Track Betting networks, its races are viewed at OTB locations all over the United States and worldwide. “After 60 years in Arizona it’s safe to say we’re more than just a fad,” says Turf Paradise General Manager Vince

Francia. “As loyal fans and those new to horseracing continue to come to Turf Paradise, we expect to be around for at least another 60 years.” On January 16, Turf’s fans will gather at the track to commemorate six decades in Arizona. Grandstand admission is just $2. The festivities will include free umbrellas while supplies last, a kids fun park, $3 bottled beer and, of course, free birthday cake. The gates open at 11am and the first post time is 12:40pm. A full card of live horse racing includes the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile, named after the late Phoenix Suns coach who was a horseracing fan and a regular at the track. For additional information, call 602.942.1101or visit www. turfparadise.com.

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The University of Arizona (UA), in partnership with COX Communications, presents Connect2STEM 2016 – a family-friendly event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – and Medicine. STEM enthusiasts have the opportunity to interact with more than 100 tables of hands-on science activities. Last year, the event drew more than 2,000 children and families. The UA’s second annual Connect2STEM event is free and will take place from 10am-3pm Saturday, January 9, at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix located in Downtown Phoenix at 550 East Van Buren Street. The event takes place just blocks away from the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship football festivities including: Playoff Fan Central and AT&T Playoff Playlist Live. Connect2STEM is an official signature event for the 2016 Arizona SciTech Festival (www.azscitech.com), a state-wide celebration of the STEM held annually in February and March. Connect2STEM will feature five hands-on activity zones including Bioscience Zone, Nature Zone, Outer Space/Technology Zone, COX Gig Zone and Wildcat Spirit Zone. Although the event is free, attendees are asked to register online. The first 1,000 registered participants will receive a STEM bag with free giveaways. Visit www.connect2stem.com.


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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its next monthly Business Resource & Networking Luncheons Tuesday, January 12, at Moon Valley Country Club, from 11:30am-1:30pm, and Tuesday, January 26, at a yet to be determined location. The Chamber is also gearing up for its 30th Annual NPCC Golf Classic. The event will be held Friday, April 22, at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive in Phoenix. The event includes a fun day of golf, followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. It is also a fundraiser for the North Phoenix Chamber Charities and the Paradise Valley Community College NPCC Scholarship Fund. For player or sponsorship information, contact tournament chair Zachary Steinke at 623.312.8367 or visit www.northphoenix chamber.com and click on the “2016 Golf Tournament” link. To register for Chamber events or to see a complete listing of the Chamber’s events, visit www.northphoenixchamber.com/ events. For information, call 602.482.3344.

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January NAWBO Meeting The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter will hold its next meeting Wednesday, January 13, from 10:45am-1pm. Guests will enjoy networking, lunch and an interactive session on the topic “Building Powerful Business Relationships in a Culturally Diverse Society.” The speaker is Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes, Ed.D., CPT, speaker, coach, consultant, author and developer of training systems. The cost for the luncheon is $38 for members and $48 for guests. The luncheon will be held at The Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street in Phoenix. For additional information or to register, visit www.nawbophx.org.

Explore The Treasures Of Master Violin Makers This month, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix celebrates the violin. The internationally beloved instrument will be the star of a new exhibition that showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin on public display for the first time in the United States. Opening January 16, “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” introduces the story of how early violin makers from the modest Italian city of Cremona shaped global music from the 16th century onward. MIM will explore how the workshops of the Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari families produced and perfected the look and sound of instruments in the string family. The exhibition will show why their legacy continues to inspire instrument makers and audiences today. Guests will hear and see the instruments on display through audio and video technology and will experience the violin as never before. This one-of-a-kind exhibition will feature five historic instruments made from the 16th to the early 19th century by the so-called masters of Cremonese violin making. Additionally, five award-winning modern instruments from European and American makers represent the ongoing legacy of the Cremonese violinmaking method. In addition to instruments, the exhibition will feature a selection of tools and designs from the workshop of Antonio Stradivari. These precious artifacts are rarely on display outside of Cremona. “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” is a collaboration between MIM and two Cremona-based institutions, the Museo del Violino and the Friends of Stradivari. The exhibition runs through June 5. MIM is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For The Carlo IX c. 1566 violin additional information, visit www.mim.org or by Andrea Amati; Courtesy of Museo del Violino call 480.478.6000.


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The Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is hosting three upcoming events that reflect its dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. On January 12, the YWCA Young Women’s Forum presents Polishing Your Professional Image Networking and Fashion Show. Attendees will be treated to a professional fashion show, makeup presentation, professional hairstyle tips and resume building skills to help women present themselves in the best light possible to advance their career. Professional headshots will also be taken for an additional $10. A private networking event will immediately follow the show at the Thirsty Lion, Fashion Square, Scottsdale. The presentation will be held at 5:30pm at Dillard’s Fashion Square, Special Event Room, 6900 East Camelback Road. Registration is $20 or $30 for registration and a professional headshot. The YWCA Women’s Empowerment Series presents The Women Who Are Building Arizona January 27, 11am, at Wrigley Mansion, 2501 East Telawa Trail in Phoenix. This event is part of, a series of luncheons that bring thought-provoking and relevant topics to the community through local and nationally recognized speakers. Three dynamic women, who have been on the front lines shaping the Valley’s architecture, urban planning, development and construction, will join together in a discussion about the future development of Phoenix and provide insight into being a leader in their industry. Registration is $50. The YWCA 22nd Annual Tribute to Leadership will bring together community members and corporations who are committed to making a difference. The Gala is an exquisite affair that honors excellence in leadership. It will be held February 13, from 6-8pm, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 East McCormick Parkway. For additional information, or to register for events, visit www.ywcaaz.org.

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Bring the whole family, dogs included, for a tailwagging good time at the Desert Botanical Garden Dogs’ Day in the Garden, January 23. Go for a walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples and experience a hands-on, canine-themed activity. Presentations and events throughout the day include Doga (dog yoga) with Conscious Community Yoga, “PetTech Desert Dog Safety” presented by Malinda’s Pampered Pets, vendor booths and craftmaking in Dorrance Hall, Bark Park – Relaxation and Leashed Dog Play Zone and the Arizona Humane Society Waggin’ Wheels mobile adoption vehicle will Photo by Adam Rodroguez; Courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden be on site. Food and drinks will be available in the Boppart Courtyard, and the Patio Café will also be open. Dogs’ Day in the Garden runs from 8am-2pm, and is included with membership or paid Garden admission; $4 admission per dog, with proceeds benefiting Arizona Humane Society. For additional information, call 480.481.8188 or visit www.dbg.org.

Come. Sit. Play: It’s A Dogs’ Day

“Happy Neuter Year” Campaign Altered Tails wants residents to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter their male dog or cat during its “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the “Happy Neuter Year,” campaign will provide 750 $20 neutering surgeries for male dogs and cats during the month of January. Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as 12 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Neutering male pets is a simple surgery that reduces unwanted behaviors, like roaming, fighting and urine marking territories,” says Altered Tails Executive Director Ellen Clark. “It also guarantees your dog or cat never fathers an unwanted litter.” This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price and is available to anyone who owns their male dog or cat. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. Altered Tails is a 501(c)3 organization and the Valley’s largest spay/neuter clinic specializing in high quality, low cost services. Visit www.alteredtails.org or call 602.943.7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Workshop Offered Deer Valley University is a series of workshops for parents, community members and staff in the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD). The program is intended to provide participants with a basic understanding of how the DVUSD works. This year, the DVUSD Governing Board has prioritized three aspects of the district as areas of focus for Deer Valley University: Governance, Finance and Curriculum and Standards. Co-facilitated by Governing Board members and District Administrators, each session will explore the important aspects of the session topic, engage participants

in questions and answers and provide attendees with an opportunity to meet and discuss important topics in a public forum. There are two options for attending. Participants may elect to register for and attend all three sessions or may register for specific sessions that are of interest. This class will meet for three consecutive Thursdays in the Governing Board Room at the District Office from 6-8pm. Register online at http://dvusd. schoolwires.net or by contacting Kim Redding at 623.445.5002 or kim. redding@dvusd.org.

Adventure Club at the ACC Community Center offers short-term childcare programs for parents or guardians using the facility. Open to children ages six months to nine years, Adventure Club is available from 8am-1pm and 5:30-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8am1pm Friday and Saturday. There is a two-hour maximum enrollment per day. Creative Academic Recreational Experience (C.A.R.E.) provides participants with a host of educational/recreational activities including computers, homework time, rock wall climbing, gym games, outdoor games, swimming, arts and crafts, and much more. Also available are reading, writing and math tutoring. The program follows the Deer Valley Unified School District and Anthem Prep schedule (August-May). The Adventure Club pricing structure for 2016 includes hourly and monthly payment options. More information can be found at www.onlineatanthem.com/ after-school-care-child-care.

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Anthem Days 2016 Anthem Days will come a little earlier in 2016 to avoid area schools’ spring breaks, when many people travel outside of Anthem. The annual event will be held March 12-13 in Anthem Community Park. This free, family-friendly event includes a business expo, craft vendors, egg hunt, carnival, food vendors and live musical entertainment. ACC Community Park is located at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. Stay up to date with event details at www.onlineatanthem.com.

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Homeless Need Help Staying Warm

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Inaugural Sculpture & Wine Festival Honors Charitable Tradition Thunderbird Artists will host its inaugural Sculpture & Wine Festival January 15-17 in Fountain Hills. The juried show will feature more than 60 acclaimed sculptors from around the globe, giving patrons a chance to view and purchase stunning, diverse pieces comprised of bronze, stone, copper, clay, wood, metal, glass, gourd, steel, found objects and mixed media. The event takes place from 10am-5pm each day at 16810 East Avenue of the Fountains. “Our roster of sculptors will exhibit a breathtaking array of small, medium, life-sized and even monumental sculptures,” says Denise Dale, Thunderbird Artists’ vice president. “Whether you are seeking to enhance your home décor or you want to begin a sculpture garden, you’ll find a diverse selection of original, high-quality pieces to choose from.” “Pueblo Women,” metal sculptures by Jeff Laing Keeping with its long-standing charitable tradition of supporting the community, Thunderbird Artists has chosen to support International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN) as the event’s charity, donating 25 percent of festival admission ticket sales and 25 percent of all wine sales to ICAN, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Arizona nonprofit charity. “Thunderbird Artists has always been ambassadors for the arts and community, and ICAN’s mission is one we support,” says Judi Combs, Thunderbird Artists’ CEO and a cancer survivor. “Through their extensive advocacy network, they serve Stage IV cancer patients across the U.S. and in 53 countries, empowering them to navigate rapidly-expanding diagnostic and personalized treatment options. Not only will ICAN volunteers host the wine tastings at our January show, they’ve also lined up volunteers to assist us, and we’re very grateful for that.” Wine tasting tickets cost $10, which provides a souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets. Tastings require one, two or three tickets depending on the wine characteristics and quality. Additional wine tickets are $1. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 18 years or younger. Parking is free. For more information, call 480.837.5637 or visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.

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Fountain Hills Theater will present La Cage Aux Folles January 22 – February 7. Before there was the popular movie The Birdcage, there was the Tony award-winning, smash hit Broadway musical, La Cage Aux Folles. After 20 years of bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-orworse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. Further complicating the situation, Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer “Zaza.” This play contains adult themes. Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard in Fountain Hills. For additional information, call 480.837.9661 or visit www.fhtaz.org.

When nighttime temperatures drop and days cool down, many of the community’s homeless end up on the streets without blankets, clothing and other necessities to keep them warm. The City of Phoenix is asking for donations to help. Blankets, new or used (but clean and freshly laundered), are the highest priority. Clean warm clothing, such as long-sleeve jackets and long pants, sweatshirts and sweatpants, warm hats and gloves, coats, new underwear and socks, shoes and hygiene items also are accepted. The items above also are needed in children’s sizes for families. Additional needs are baby food/ formula, diapers and children’s blankets. These are the only items the city will accept. The items will be collected through March. The program is coordinated by the city’s Human Services Department. Donated items, which are tax deductible, may be delivered to any of the city’s three Family Services Centers between 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday: Travis L. Williams, 4732 South Central Avenue; John F. Long, 3454 North 51st Avenue; and Sunnyslope, 914 West Hatcher Road.

The donations will be distributed by local outreach teams from Basic Mission, Catholic Charities, Church on the Street, Community Bridges PATH Outreach, Healthcare for the Homeless, Native American Connections Inc., Set Free Ministry, TERROS, The Salvation Army/ Project HOPE, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development and U.S. Vets. Children and baby items will be distributed to families at the city’s emergency shelter facility. Large group or corporate donation scan be arranged through the Homeless Programs Coordinator. For more information, contact Kristina Blea at 602.256.4302 or email kristina. blea@phoenix.gov.

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FOREVER FAMILIES / ANNE-MARIE PRITCHETT Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

Ultimately though, David is just looking for love. “I want a family that will love me and I will love them back. I will be there for them and they will be there for me. A forever family would make me very happy.” For more information, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) at 602.930.4900, or visit www.aask-az.org.

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL RESCUE PET OF THE MONTH Harry is a gentle soul who would love a home that is quiet, calm and wants to make him the king of the house. He does get along with other dogs but mostly ignores them. He will need a kind and patient family who understands that he is a rescue and may have a few bumps while adjusting to a new home. With his blonde locks and cute-as-a-button face, we know he will make someone a wonderful bedside companion. Foothills Animal Rescue is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.9890 or visit www.foothillsanimal.org.

Meet Harry

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Former NBA All-Star, Olympian, World Team member and Phoenix Sun, Dan Majerle, invited David to play with the Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Division 1 basketball team. David, a 13-year-old boy who loves basketball, joined the team on the court to shoot with the players. He also received some pointers on his free throw shooting skills from Thunder Dan himself. GCU offered David a care package of shirts, a beanie, sunglasses, a plastic tumbler and tickets to a game. It’s no surprise that David was overjoyed with the afternoon’s events and was thankful for the experience. During his interview, David expressed how nervous he was at first to shoot with such great players and the legendary Coach Majerle; but that didn’t stop him from going for it and playing his heart out. Both his courage and determination David is a fun-loving boy who showed up on the court that day. plays guitar. Some other activities David enjoys include playing guitar, singing and drawing cars and action characters. “I was in an art exhibit and sold one of my pictures. When I sold my picture I was so happy,” he says. Guitar is one of David’s favorite pastimes and he is fortunate to be able to take classes to learn it at school. “I’m getting a little better each time I play. I have an A in guitar and I love it. I like to stay after class sometimes to work on the song I wrote and then grade my song before I leave. My teacher encourages me. I like to sing too.” Another subject David excels at is math. “Math is my favorite thing to do because it’s pretty easy for me. I’m good at it.” David would like to use his math skills in the future when he manages a sporting goods store. He said this would be a good profession for him because he likes to help people. David interacts well with adults. He would be a blessing to an adoptive family and offer them love, laughter, help and respect. He wants a mom and dad and maybe some siblings. “I would like my parents to love me, care for me, protect me and just be there for me.” An ideal forever family will help David continue to grow – body, mind and soul. They will help keep him active by playing sports with him and they will foster his love for guitar and drawing.

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Barrio Urbano Kicks Off M.Y.O.M. Sunday Brunch Sunday brunch is all about gathering the group and Chef Silvana and team are set to make Barrio Urbano the top spot for the weekend ritual with a Make Your Own Mimosas deal. Order the $9 M.Y.O.M. brunch beverage special and get a bottle of bubbly plus a spread of colorful juices delivered right to one’s table to Make Your Own Mimosas. Juice options change weekly and may include grapefruit, mango, jamaica, agua frescas and, of course, O.J.

Winemaker Dinners Reach New Heights At Insider’s View Dinner Series

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Renowned for offering spectacular views of the city skyline with cuisine to match, Different Pointe of View welcomes the return of its Insider’s View Dinner series featuring top winemakers from across the country for one Phoenix’s most up-close and intimate food and wine experiences. Offering seven exclusive dinners limited to just 12 guests, each Insider’s View Dinner begins with an outdoor sunset wine reception hosted by the owner of the featured vineyard. Dinner guests have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the evening’s winemaker as the sun sets over the city skyline. The evening continues in the main dining room overlooking dramatic city and mountain views where Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro prepares a four- to five-course dinner entirely tableside.

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Mix and match while you gossip and grub with Chef Silvana’s Mexican breakfast favorites like Chilaquiles, served with black beans, breakfast papas, tomatillo salsa, two any-style eggs, cotija cheese, jojoque crema and avocado slices, or Molletes, featuring a toasted bolillo roll, Boca Negra style black beans, Schreiner’s longaniza sausage, slices of onion, avocado, tomato with jojoque crema and cotija cheese. Seeking a more traditional brunching beverage? Barrio’s got your back with $4 Bloody Mary’s and margaritas. Guests can view the brunch menu online and reserve their table by calling 602.287.9000 or online at www.opentable.com. Barrio Urbano is located at 5632 North 7th Street, located inside “The Yard” Phoenix. Learn more at www.barriourbanophx.com.

The January 15 event will feature Dave Guffy, wine maker for The Hess Collection. The Hess Collection focuses on producing exceptional wines from Bordeaux and Chardonnay varieties, farming estate vineyards on Mount Veeder, at the Allomi vineyard in Pope Valley and at the Su’skol vineyard in American Canyon, near San Pablo Bay. To make reservations for an upcoming Insider’s View Dinner, call 602.866.6350. For information, visit www.tapatiocliffshilton.com and click on the “Dining” link.

Treat the taste buds and engage in charitable giving at this year’s Chocolate and Wine Experience on Friday, January 22. Sip and taste decadent treats while dancing to live music by Sassy and the Sneak Attack in the inviting atmosphere of Musical Instrument Museum. Sit and savor the evening in the lounge area or be educated about the processes of making wine and artisan chocolate. Guests can indulge their playful side by painting with chocolate or put themselves in the scene at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory at the interactive photo booth. To elevate the experience, guests are invited to explore select museum exhibits. New this year, the event will also feature chocolate beer and martinis. The cost for the event is $60 online or $70 at the door. Tickets include food, drink and activities. The event is presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, volunteer organization of accomplished men and women who support artists, arts programs and arts education through fundraising and special events. Learn more at www.scottsdalefest.org/2016cw.


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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... Carefree Sunday Concerts Are Back By Popular Demand By Mayor Les Peterson

Last season, Carefree initiated the very popular Sunday Concert Series, and is expanding and building upon this success with an even richer experience starting in February of 2016. All of the concerts are free and feature noted MAYOR Town of Carefree artists running from 1-3pm 480.488.3686 on Sunday afternoons at www.carefree.org the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Downtown Carefree. Musical performances include: • Mogollon – Sunday, February 7 • Affinity – Sunday, February 21 • Sugar Thieves – Sunday, March 6 • Western Fusion – Sunday, March 13

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• Herndon Brothers – Sunday, April 17 • ‘56 – Sunday, April 24 Mark your calendars and be sure to attend these popular free concerts with your family and guests. From country western to the fabulous 50s, the warm and balmy Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to take in the views amidst the Carefree Desert Gardens and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion and enjoy some of the best music in the southwest. New this year, we have partnered with the new Bodega 13 International Tapas Kitchen and Bar to offer an amazing selection of drinks and culinary appetizers to compliment your concert experience! While in Carefree, stroll through the Carefree Desert Gardens and see all that is new. Kids will enjoy “Kiwani,” the new scorpion water feature amongst the splash park, kindly donated by the Kiwanis of Carefree. Enjoy the two new outdoor fireplaces with comfortable outdoor furniture, take in the views of Black Mountain and meet the residents who regularly walk their dogs and stop to talk. Walking through the Carefree Desert Gardens, one of two botanical gardens in the Valley, is an enjoyable and relaxing experience that everyone should do at least once. Join us for another successful season and don’t forget to check-out our new restaurants as well as the historic favorites in Carefree! Go to www.visitcarefree.com for more details.

Experience Authentic Native American Culture And Artistry Magic Bird Festivals will host the Fifth Annual Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival this month in Downtown Carefree. Native cultures unite at this festival where 100 highly acclaimed artists will display traditional and contemporary creations celebrating Native American artisanship and intercultural understanding. More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend. Many of the invited artists are recognized under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 that validates exhibitor authenticity. Culturally informative for both families and collectors, visitors will view exquisite sculptures, paintings, and handmade Native American musical instruments available for purchase. Known for the spectacular display of intricate beadwork and handcrafted jewelry, the Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival show cases an array of artistic mediums. Dance and music performances will take place throughout the weekend, including traditional Native American hoop dancing by world champions Brian Hammill of Native Spirit Productions and Moontee Sinquah, who specializes in Hopi songs and dances. Spectators can view the live entertainment and colorfully adorned costumes in the open air Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Carefree cover photo; Brian Hammill, hoop dancer. The Southwestern culinary food court will provide attendees with savory selections on which to feast, from Native American fry bread, soups, Publisher tortillas to food truck fare. Lorrie Pomeroy Visitors will enjoy the intimacy of the Carefree Desert Gardens as they Publisher Emeritus weave their way through the flourishing, outdoor garden paths lined with Hope H. Ozer vendor booths. Attendees will feel at ease to connect with the artists and truly Editor-in-Chief experience all the festival has to offer. Kathryn M. Miller The Fifth Annual Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival runs 10amCreative Director 5pm Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 24, at the Carefree Desert Gardens, Jenifer Lee 101 Easy Street, in Carefree. Admission to the event is free. For information, Assistant to the Publisher Darlene Keberle call 480.488.2014 or visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com. Account Representatives Eloise Donati-Kopec Bob Hesselgesser Susan Pine

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Chamber Ribbon Cutting The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event at Revital-AZ Laser and Med Spa Thursday, December 3. Located at 7401 Easy Street, Suite D, in Carefree, Revital-AZ strives to “create a sense of ‘better living,’ by promoting a healthy and complete sense of wellness,” utilizing the latest advances in technology, paired with a holistic approach. For information, call 480.629.5776 or visit www.revitalaz.com. Learn more about the Chamber at www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Discover Sculpture in the Garden Vermillion Promotions, producers of award-winning festivals and special events, invites residents to experience its next signature event, the Carefree Sculpture in the Garden Show & Sale January 15-17 in Downtown Carefree. Discover work by fine artists and sculptors while exploring the beautiful Carefree Desert Botanical Gardens. This unique outdoor gallery offers wine tastings, music and food, all in an intimate setting located in the heart of Carefree. Including original works in bronze, stone, metal, glass, wood and more. The free event runs 10am-5pm daily. For additional information, visit www.vermillionpromotions.com.

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Erik Berg

The January 19 meeting of the MindQuest Speakers Series at the Foothills Community Foundation is about Charles Lindbergh. In 1929, he used his biplane for a honeymoon trip combined with a work project crossing the country into the southwest. During the flight, he literally came upon some archaeologists and ended up doing survey work from the air with them. It was the first use of aviation in archaeology, which included the sites and geologic features around Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly and elements throughout the general four corners area. Presented by Erik Berg, an award-winning historian and special interest writer of the early 20th century Southwest, the talk includes some of Lindbergh’s historic photographs and describes this pioneering collaboration of aviation and archaeology, as well as some insight into Lindbergh and his family life. The Lindbergh’s Arizona adventure ties prehistoric and Stone Age relics to the history of aviation leading to the Space Age evolving later in the century. Berg’s insight into the Lindbergh’s personal life enhances the overall perspective of his presentation. The Foothills Community Foundation is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information on the MindQuest Speakers Series call 480.488.1090, e-mail info@ azfcf.org or visit www.azfcf.org.


Carefree Farmers Market

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Get your fresh on every Friday from 9am-1pm (October through May) at the Carefree Farmers Market. Seasonal features may include fresh, local, produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. In addition, visitors can enjoy demonstrations by chefs from Valley restaurants. Located under the Carefree Sundial in the Desert Gardens, the Carefree Farmers Market offers free admission and adjacent parking. For information, visit www.arizona communityfarmersmarkets.com.

The Jubilate Music Program for children will offer spring semester violin, percussion, choir and drama classes. The 17-week courses run from January 18 – May 2. Classes take place at the Christ Anglican Church, 35500 North Cave Creek Road in Carefree. Spring curriculum includes ear training, music theory, sight singing, harmonization and the technical mastery of voice or instrument. Choral classes combine both secular and sacred works. Class sizes are limited and tailored by age group, providing a more focused educational experience. A student recital will be presented at the close of the semester. Interested students must sign up by Wednesday, January 13. For registration and course descriptions, go to www.cccgaz.org. There is a registration fee of $25, tuition is dependent upon the program and ranges from $240-320. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information contact Laya Field at 480.993.6147, or Raymond LaFleur at 623.628.9709.

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Jane Heidel and Diane Dollison are gassing up the Packard to arrive in style.

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Desert Foothills Woman’s Club Annual Fundraiser

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Guests won’t need a secret knock to enter The Speakeasy On Easy Street Thursday, February 11, only plans for fun, lively music for dancing, silent auction and lots of surprises. Desert Foothills Woman’s Club invites residents to don fancy frocks, furs, diamonds and high heels – play Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner. The band is warming up to provide an evening guests won’t forget, while raising funds for scholarships and local community nonprofits. The event, Hooray For Old Hollywood, runs 5:30-9pm and will feature music and dancing, food, silent auction and a cash raffle. Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $60 per person with proceeds benefitting student scholarships and local area nonprofits such as Cave Creek Museum, Desert Foothills Land Trust, Desert Foothills Library, Foothills Caring Corps, Foothills Food Bank and Horses Help. Seating is limited. Sponsorships, advertising and donations are welcome. Desert Foothills Woman’s Club is exclusively charitable and educational, extending friendship to all women in the Greater Desert Foothills area. DFWC has been in existence since 1960, meeting monthly for a luncheon and to hear a featured speaker of local interest. For Club or event information, contact Renee Hodkinson at 480.595.5388 or rahodkin@gmail.com.

Cellar 13 Returns As Bodega 13 Cellar 13 re-opened November 2 as Bodega 13 with a new look and an international tapas menu. Co-owner Mike Hightower explains, “I was approached by a close friend who liked the community feel of my wine bar concept but wanted to introduce shared plates or tapas as a way to create a fun, casual place to spend time with friends and neighbors in Carefree.” The new look for Bodega 13 includes an upstairs kitchen, a chef’s table in the kitchen, a remodeled dining room and an expanded patio. The chef’s table is available by reservation only and features a multi-course culinary experience prepared directly by Chef Karsten Hartig. Bodega 13 is also open for lunch and offers the European “box lunch.” This allows customers to sample a variety of tapas, soups and salads, all for a fixed price. The menu features co-owner Larry Foppe’s favorite tapas from all over the world. Several international wines are also featured and paired with selected plates. Bodega 13 is located at the 7202 East Ho Road near the northeast corner of Ho Road and Tom Darlington Road in Carefree. For more information, call 480.575.8272 or visit www.bodega13.com.


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Carefree Comes Alive With Fine Art, Wine & Music A vast array of domestic and imported wines will be available for tasting from wineries including Arizona Stronghold, Desert Diamond, PRP Wine, Schlossadler International, Sogno Toscano, Su Vino and more. There is a fee of $10 which includes an engraved souvenir wine glass and six wine tasting tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. Bob Culbertson will be performing on the Chapman Stick, while Sugahbeat will be entertaining crowds with calypso music in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. In addition to the delicious food from participating vendors, patrons will have many dining options with Carefree’s surrounding restaurants and outdoor cafés. The Festival takes place in Downtown Carefree, on Ho Hum and Easy Streets. Hours are 10am5pm each day. Admission is $3 and parking is free all weekend. For additional information, call 480.837.5637 or visit www. thunderbirdartists.com.

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Thunderbird Artists announced that contemporary, wall-sculpture artist, Ralph Parker will be the featured artist for the 23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, January 29-31. Parker specializes in creating one-of-a-kind glass pieces. As a selftaught artist, he has spent most of his life developing a unique technique for creating his contemporary, glass wall sculptures. The event also hosts the works of more than 165 award-winning fine artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all mediums and subjects. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals and pastels, patrons will find impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, bronzes, sparkling hand blown glass, wood, clay, metal, stone, gourds, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more. The festival is also known as one of Arizona’s largest wine tasting events.

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Fairy Tale Ballet To Be Presented Plumb Performing Arts Center will present The Fairy Tale of Snow White & Rose Red Saturday, February 6, at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. Enjoy this Grimmlike story ballet of two sisters and their exciting adventure with ballet dancers ages six to 18. Full of intrigue and entertainment, the audience will enjoy this unique take on a familiar classic. From the Royal Palace to the Black Forest, attendees will see a Snow Princess and her fairies, the Woodland Dwarfs, Meadow Fairies and of course the Evil Reflection Mirror. Snow White and Rose Red must outwit the Queen’s plan and her magnificent vultures, and restore happiness to the kingdom. With a cast of more than 50 dancers and characters, this ballet will amuse the entire audience of all ages. Performances will be held at 1pm and 6pm. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.661.7461 or visit www.plumbperformingartscenter.com.


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Jan. 15-17: Sculptors in the Garden Show & Sale

Feb. 7: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Mogollon

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Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm One of the premier Country rock entertainment groups in the West. Free admission.

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Underneath the Carefree Sundial – 9am-1pm

Jan. 22-24: Fifth Annual Indian Art Market & Cultural Festival Every Saturday: Hot Rods & Custom Cars Hosted by Venues Café along Easy Street – 8am

Jan. 29-31: 23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

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Carefree Town Center Native cultures unite with 100 highly acclaimed artists displaying traditional and contemporary jewelry, sculpture, artwork and handcrafts. The entirely free festival celebrates intercultural understanding, with performances by world-champion Native American hoop dancers and live music. www. magicbirdfestivals.com; 480.488.2014.

100 Easy Street, Town Council Chambers – 9:30-11:30am Presented by LeRoy Brady, Designer and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mesa Community College Rose Garden. He is an American Rose Society Horticulture and Arrangement Judge and Master Consulting Rosarian. Admission: $5 donation.

Carefree Town Center – 10am-5pm Thunderbird Artists present artwork from 165 of the most accomplished, awardwinning artists in the United States. The three-day festival is known as a collector’s paradise displaying more than 5,000 original pieces while attendees can enjoy award-winning wines from local and out of state wineries as well as live entertainment. Admission: $3. www.thunderbirdartists.com.

Feb. 11-14: Fifth Annual Festival of Fine Chocolate & Art

Feb. 26-28: 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Carefree Town Center A Valentine’s Day weekend event featuring more than 100 exhibitors of fine art, chocolate and handmade confections made from the freshest and finest ingredients. Live music and entertainment performances are additional treats throughout the free, four-day event. www.magicbirdfestivals. com; 480.488.2014.

Carefree Town Center – 10am-5pm Thunderbird Artists present artwork from 165 of the most accomplished, award-winning artists in the United States. The three-day festival is known as a collector’s paradise displaying more than 5,000 original pieces while attendees can enjoy award-winning wines from local and out of state wineries as well as live entertainment. Admission: $3. www.thunderbirdartists.com.

March 5: ProMusica Orchestra and Choir – From Broadway to BB King

Feb. 20: Garden Seminar – Living with Urban Wildlife 100 Easy Street, Town Council Chambers – 9:30-11:30am Presented by Darren Julian, Urban Wildlife Specialist for Arizona Game & Fish, central Arizona region. With a degree from ASU in Wildlife Conservation Biology, Julian has been with the department for 15 years, is called upon to resolve wildlife conflicts statewide and will speak about common and uncommon wildlife encountered in urban landscapes. Admission: $5 donation.

Feb. 21: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Affinity Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm A 10-piece powerhouse band with an extensive repertoire ranging from Sinatra to more contemporary genres. Free admission.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 7-9pm Celebrate the American dream with two of the most iconic of American music forms, the Broadway musical and jazz. Selections will include delta blues and swing as well as classic and modern Broadway favorites.

March 6: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Sugar Thieves Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm This five-piece band performs a perfect mix of American music, with sounds of New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago and Mississippi. They fuse Blues, Roots, Folk, Gospel and a little Jazz, to make up one big bowl of Sugar. Free admission.


March 13: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Western Fusion Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm Not just a traditional country band, this band has evolved with musicians who play hits form the 70’s, 80’s and todays rock. Don’t miss this band of 20 years who has opened for national acts such as Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels and more. Free admission.

April 17: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Herndon Brothers

April 3: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Marmalade Skies Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm This amazing seven member band performs a Musical Tribute to The Beatles. Free admission.

March 18-20: Easy Street Arts Festival

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm Arizona country music legends. Ray and Ron Herndon formed the group to play at their family owned honky tonk in Scottsdale called the Handlebar and have been together since 1986. Free admission.

May 1: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring Desert Fiesta Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm From Dance Latin to Spanish, Desert Fiesta has enough spice to get the crowd up and on their feet. Don’t miss this seven member band at a pre Cinco de Mayo concert. Free admission.

April 24: Carefree Sunday Concert Series – Featuring ’56 Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion – 1-3pm Whether you grew up in the 1950’s or just love Chuck Barry, Elvis and that era you will love ’56. Free admission.

April 30: Healthy Kids Day

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April 8-10: Third Annual Carefree Days Festival

April 30: Foothills Caring Corps Tea Appreciation 10am-12pm Hosted by English Rose Tea Room. www.carefreetea.com; 480.488.4812.

October: Enchanted Pumpkin Garden This one-of-a-kind attraction reflects the artful imagination of worldrenown pumpkin carver and sculptor, Ray Villafane. Featuring pumpkin characters frolicking in their magical Carefree village, as well as preserved pumpkins in pickling tanks designed and sculpted to resemble saguaro cacti. A “colossal” giant life size pumpkin will be available every weekend for photo opportunities, as well as kid activities, music and autumnal refreshments. www.carefreepumpkingarden.com.

March 26: Garden Seminar – Successfully Growing Veggies and Herbs 100 Easy Street, Town Council Chambers – 9:30-11:30am Presented by Carol Stuttard, Master Gardener, Certified Desert Landscape Designer and Garden Educator. Carol has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden, the New Times – Best of Phoenix, PBS and local TV. Admission: $5 donation.

April 2: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Carefree Town Center – 7-11am Visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.

Nov. 11: Carefree Veterans Day Celebration

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Carefree Town Center A celebration of spring and the beautiful Town of Carefree, this free festival includes fine art and craft exhibits, live music and dance performances and a food court featuring gourmet vendors and local food trucks. www.magicbirdfestivals. com; 480.488.2014.

Desert Foothills Family YMCA – 9am-12pm Save the date and bring your family to the Y for Healthy Kids Day. Healthy Kids Day is an annual event that inspires parents and kids to stay moving and learning all summer long. Enjoy fun and free activities that promote the health and well-being of children. http://valleyymca.org/location/ desert-foothills-family-ymca.

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April 16: Garden Seminar – Saving Monarch Butterflies, One Garden at a Time

Open May 1: Kiwanis Splash Park

100 Easy Street, Town Council Chambers – 9:30-11:30am Presented by Steve & Julie Plath, Owners of Signature Botanic LLC, growers of plants for revegetation and ecological restoration. Avid conservationists, the Plath’s also provide desert milkweed plants for Monarch Watch and Southwest Monarch Study to support monarchs that struggle to survive along their Southwest migration corridor. Admission: $5 donation.

Carefree Desert Gardens This new free “family friendly” water attraction within the Carefree Desert Gardens features “Kiwani” the water squirting Scorpion who comes to life when users least expect it! This new level of interactivity and team play experience will keep kids cool and busy for hours! Bring swimsuits and enjoy the ground spray jets as they create a magical, nature-inspired play environment.

Dec. (DATE TBA): Ninth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival www.carefreechristmasfestival.com All event details are current at the time of publication. Please confer with the respective venue or organization prior to attendance.

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Roses have always been a part of nature’s landscape design, and some type of rose has been discovered growing wild in almost every habitable place in the Northern Hemisphere. The Southwest desert is no exception, with about 65 percent of all roses grown in the United States grown in Arizona. This is the best time of year to buy and Hybrid Tea Rose “Gold Medal” plant roses. All of the local nurseries and garden centers and is past chairman of the board of will have a large assortment of roses directors of the Mesa Community through the middle of February. College Rose Garden, one of 12 Roses range from tiny miniatures American Rose Society testing sites in to towering climbers with all sizes the U.S. and shapes in between – the only The program, which usually limitation is growing space. includes a plant raffle, runs 9:30amThe first Carefree Desert Gardens 12pm in the Town Council Chambers Seminar of the winter season will take located in the U.S. Post Office place Saturday, January 9. Residents Building, 100 Easy Street, Carefree. A are invited to become inspired and $5 (or more) donation is appreciated learn everything about selecting, to support these programs. Come planting and growing roses. Presenter early as seating is limited. For LeRoy Brady, as a volunteer, designed, information call 480.488.3686.

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A New Year’s Resolution About Resolutions By Allen Nohre ~ Writer

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New Year’s resolutions are as traditional as noisemakers and kisses at a New Year’s Eve party, and they should be fun to make and fun to achieve. Statistic Brain Research estimates that 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, nearly 144 million. That’s a lot of goal setting. I’ve decided to join the resolution-making crowd again this year, despite evidence from research, claiming that only eight percent of us are successful in achieving our resolutions. I have a suggestion that might improve our results. Let’s make two kinds of resolutions. On New Year’s Eve, we can make a few fun resolutions while celebrating, like resolving to always put the toilet seat down in 2016, or controlling my emotions when watching the Arizona Cardinals. Then on New Year’s Day we can list a few that are more serious like, getting organized, losing weight or spending less and saving more. This year I will increase my chances of accomplishing my resolutions by making sure I really want to do them, putting them in writing and keeping track of my progress. That is my first 2016 resolution – a resolution about resolutions. Enjoy making yours, and good luck achieving your most important goals. Happy New Year.

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


PALM DESERT REALTY “Established in Carefree Since 1968”

Bakery Café Reopens After Summer Makeover

32819 N 55TH PLACE, CAVE CREEK SHORT SALE. Beautiful, well maintained single level home on nice half acre lot in gated Casas del Cielo. 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Master with separate tub and shower, dual sinks, private door opening to the patio/pool area. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bath. Bedroom 4, with its own bath, is perfect for guests or for use as an office. Pool, spa and great views of Black Mountain in the backyard. The front courtyard area offers a putting green. Close proximity to some of the best schools in the state. Incredible opportunity! MLS#5294474 $410,000

CHALET STYLE – CAVE CREEK HOME 2.5 Acres include main house and large 2BD guest house. Located off Highland Road in Cave Creek. Ideal for extended family living. Beautiful mountain views. Well, electric gate, ample storage room for toys, etc. Room for pool and horses. MLS#5194984 REDUCED $410,000

TOWN OF CAVE CREEK Untouched 2.5 Acre Parcel at 52nd Street and El Sendero Drive. Horses O.K. No HOA. Paved access, utilities to neighboring property. MLS#5177055 REDUCED $193,000

CAREFREE LOT ON LONG RIFLE ROAD CAMP CREEK CABIN Charming cabin beside flowing Camp Creek with Fall change of colors and Summer green shade. Living room, gallery kitchen, dining area, ¾ bath and loft bedroom. Occupancy 180 days by Forest Service Permit. MLS #5213597 $87,500

PATENTED MINING CLAIMS/ TONTO NATIONAL FOREST Extraordinary building sites with views in all directions. Plenty of room for homes, horses, and workshops. Off the grid. NE of Carefree, near Seven Springs at 4,200’ elevation; Red Rover Copper #5, 20 acres MLS# 5258526 $200,000 West 1/2 Red Rover Copper #3, 10 acres. MLS# 5266340 $150,000

1.36 ACRE LOT – CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS A rare opportunity to own and build on this exceptional lot which includes a tennis court, and can be an excellent site, or not. Ample room to build your dream home, affording exquisite views to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. MLS#5247328 REDUCED $269,000

5 ACRE VIEW LOT – CAVE CREEK AREA One of the best estate sized view lots in the Cave Creek area. Spectacular views in all directions-city lights, mountain vistas. The Spur Cross preservation area is just over the hill. Building site is ready with paved roads all the way to the property and paved driveway to the building pad, power to property line and 19 gal./ min. private well. This is a hilltop lot with the building pad and retaining wall grandfathered in prior to hillside development restrictions. If you are seeking privacy, abundant wildlife, and beautiful sunsets in an incredible natural desert setting, look no more. MLS# 5350079 $485,000

CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS PROPERTY 9214 E Sunrise Circle, Lot #29. A generous 1.27 acres of exquisite views to surrounding mountains. On a private cul-de-sac, easy to build property. All utilities available. An excellent investment in Carefree. MLS#5154302 REDUCED $169,000

RIO VERDE AREA Buildable 2.5 acre parcel, with nice homes to the south and east. May be split, with horse privileges, and no HOA. Panoramic views of Tonto National Forest. MLS#5361110 $87,500

36855 Long Rifle Road, Lot #421, easy build property. A builder’s dream lot for your luxury home. Walking distance of Towne Center. All utilities close by. Must see to appreciate. MLS#5147803 REDUCED $169,000

EXCLUSIVE TONTO HILLS LOTS NEW LISTING: Lot 81, Tonto Hills. High up on Blue Wash Road this 1.54 acre lot has water, electricity and phone at the street. Easy access to building site and spectacular views. MLS#5361109 $150,000 Lot 149, Deer Trail Road. Fabulous, high, 1.81 acre view lot with water, electric, and phone. Striking homes on all sides, boulder strewn arroyo adds instant landscape character. MLS#5317571 $159,000 NEW LISTING: Lot 152, Centrally located lot in subdivision of fine homes. Water, electricity and phone in the cul-de-sac. Views to Four Peaks. MLS#5371363 $135,000 NEW LISTING: Lot 85, Spacious 1.9 acre lot with priceless views of the Tonto National Forest. Up to 4 horses allowed. One of four lots on Yucca Lane. MLS#537163 $135,000

CAREFREE COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE 20 EASY STREET: Excellent retail exposure. 567 sq.ft. Move in ready. Individual heating and cooling. Private bath. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE COPPER DOMED BUILDING: 7401 Easy Street. Newly decorated. Turnkey ready. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Luxury offices. Excellent location. 2 available suites, 552 and 810 sq.ft. Modified gross leases available. CAREFREE PLAZA: 7275 Easy Street, Suite A-104, 1240 sq.ft. Newly decorated. Private bath. Individual heating and cooling. Excellent exposure. Modified gross lease available. COMING SOON: Corner of Elbow Bend & Nonchalant. 7405 Nonchalant, 2500 sq.ft. New building. 7 Luxury Office Suites, 234-410 sq.ft. Can be combined. Turnkey ready. Tile and carpeting throughout. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE GALLERIA: 3755 Hum Road. 2 suites available. Ground floor, 710 and 1128 sq.ft. Excellent exposure for retail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease avail. 2d Floor Offices, elevator access, are also avail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Excellent views. CAREFREE CORNERS: 7509 Cave Creek Road. Corner of Elbow Bend & Cave Creek Road. 3 suites avail. 2875, 3165, and 3165 sq.ft. Multi-use building with roll up rear doors for assemblage, work area, 13 ft to graduating 18 ft ceiling. Front for showplace displays and office. Modified gross lease avail. Excellent exposure.

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The Boulders announces the reopening of the Bakery Café, located at the resort’s el Pedregal marketplace. After an extensive summer makeover, the Bakery Café is now a comfortably sophisticated spot for a morning espresso drink, breakfast, a fresh, healthy lunch or grab-n-go meals. Brian Archibald, the Boulder’s executive chef, has unveiled a new menu inspired by Classic Patisseries where guests can enjoy fresh salads, seasonal soups and a wide selection of mouth-watering sandwiches using breads baked daily by local ovens at Mediterra Bake House. The aroma of fresh-from-the oven croissants, muffins and cinnamon rolls are also a part of the new Bakery Café experience. Pastry Chef Keith Taylor, a master chocolatier, offers patrons freshly baked cookies, cakes, decadent crème puffs and modern edge desserts that include insanely rich truffles and other daily specials. Rounding out the options are freshly-ground coffee selections, blended and frozen espresso drinks and organic fruit smoothies. The Bakery Café is open from 7am-2pm, seven days a week for resort guests, winter visitors and local residents. For more information, call 480.488.1072 or visit www.elpedregal.com.

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The Bourbon Cellar:

Where Every Day Is An Occasion By Kathryn M. Miller

Since its opening in October 2015 in North Scottsdale, the team at The Bourbon Cellar restaurant has worked hard to bring guests a finedining experience at a casual dining price. The locally-owned establishment aims to be more than just a date-night destination, but rather a place where locals can drop in on any given weeknight or Saturday for an excellent meal or a bourbon with the guys (or gals), in a beautiful atmosphere. “My wife (Jeannine) and I live up here, in Cave Creek,” says chef and owner Doug Smith. “We both

have experience in the restaurant industry, and we are building a nice family-oriented family establishment here where we know you by name.” While the ambiance is important to Smith, his focus is firmly on the quality of food he serves. And although they have made some recent menu changes – no longer offering items à la carte, but rather an entrée with a choice of two sides – serving the best quality meal to his customers remains the priority for the 20-year kitchen veteran. Continued, page 43


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“That was a big key feature for me. I am very passionate about my food, my sauces and how I prepare the dishes. This has been 20 years of trial and error, and this has been 10 years in the working for this restaurant,” says Smith. “I fly fish in fresh every single day from Prince Edward Island, Maryland and Maine, and I bring in the best of the best, hand-cut, hand-selected USDA prime meat.” Each of the chef’s dishes comes with its own unique bourbon sauce, a reflection of the restaurant’s name. But if a full meal is not on tap for the evening, Smith invites residents to stop in and enjoy their evergrowing happy hour, Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. “We carry about 200 labels of the finest bourbon America makes. Hence the name, The Bourbon Cellar,” says Smith. “But we also have a great, sophisticated wine list, we have hand-crafted cocktails and I carry a lot of locallyhandcrafted brewed beers – from Sedona to San Tan to Four Peaks.” Since it’s opening, some have compared the restaurant to a number of high-end seafood/ steakhouse restaurants, but Smith is having none of it, saying that his personal touch, offering a mix of fine dining and casual flair, sets them apart from the corporate restaurants, “I’m The Bourbon Cellar, and this is what we do.” The Bourbon Cellar is located at 32409 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 107, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.595.5868 or visit www. thebourboncellar.com. |CST

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Teapots & Treasures

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Carefree P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter FG will host Teapots & Treasures, a luncheon and tea where guests will meet six talented artists and view their works, 11am-2pm Thursday, January 28, at Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. Event chairs are Darlene Skarda and Nancy Swearingen. This will be the chapter’s fifth year of offering a unique event

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where the fine artists showcase their work as guests mingle amongst them. Featured artists include Lauren Knode, Vickie Morrow, Linda Reese, Marjie Risk, Catherine Sickafoose and Cindy White. A gallery of artwork will be displayed and offered for purchase by our featured artists. Proceeds from the fundraiser will fund education opportunities for women. The cost of the event is $50 per person payable in advance. For reservations, contact Nancy Swearingen at nancy5840@gmail. com or 623.221.3230.

Young Musicians Concert Young musicians will astound audiences with their virtuosity as Arizona Musicfest showcases today’s leading classical talent January 31 at 2pm. The performers include past Musicfest competition and scholarship winners, including pianist Anna Han, 2014 winner currently studying at the Juilliard School. Enjoy a delightful afternoon as these rising stars perform thrilling selections with spellbinding technique, artistry and brilliance. The event will be held at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. Tickets are $20. For information, call 480.840.0457 or visit www.azmusicfest.org.

New Kiwanis Marketplace Manager After announcing that Karen Mackiewich had resigned as its Marketplace general manager, the Kiwanis of Carefree has named a new manager, Craig Lemke. The Kiwanis personnel committee says of Mackiewich, “We are sorry to see her move on to her new position. She will be missed.” But the committee feels fortunate to have found a candidate with Lemke’s applicable experience so quickly. Lemke has worked as a manager at Winnebago, Kraft Foods and more recently at Goodwill stores, where he was the district manager of 12 stores. In this position Craig opened seven stores in four years. Lemke joined the Marketplace team December 15. He and his wife live in North Phoenix. Kiwanis Carefree Marketplace is open from 9am-1pm Wednesday-Saturday, and is located at 6535 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.


2015 Photo Contest Public Favorite Winner Henry Nye

• UPS Store, 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree • UPS Store, 48th Street & Carefree Highway, Cave Creek

Those wishing to enter the 2016 Carefree Desert Garden Photo Contest may drop off their photos during the month of January. The photos may be in either digital or film format, and up to three photos may be entered. Digital entries may be enhanced. Please submit an 8” x 10” print, along with your digital images on a disc at 300 dpi, in a .jpeg or .TIFF format. Photos with date stamps will be eliminated. The entry locations are:

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Each of these locations is capable of printing your photos. Photos may also be dropped off at Carefree Town Hall, located at 8 Sundial Circle. Entry forms may be obtained at these locations. They may also be downloaded from the Town of Carefree website at http://www.carefree.org or from the CITYSunTimes website at http://news.citysuntimes.com. Finalists will be selected by a panel of professional photographers and awarded prizes donated by Carefree businesses. The photos of the finalists will be mounted on an 11” x 14” mat board for public favorite voting. The photo receiving the most votes from the public will win the highest honor, the “Juanita and Mark Wdowiak Award.” All winning photos will debut at the Magic Bird Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art, February 11-14 then will proceed to the Desert Foothills Library February 15-21. Photos may be taken at any time of the year, and it does not cost anything to enter the contest. So grab your camera, visit our beautiful Garden in Downtown Carefree, and take some winning photos. Good luck and happy shooting.

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DFT Presents Avenue Q: School Edition Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents Avenue Q: School Edition January 8-17 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, 33606 North 60th Street, in Scottsdale. DFT’s production will be directed by Chris Hamby, with musical direction by Daniel Kurek and choreography by Paul Pedersen. Featuring a talented cast of 21 actors, ages 13-19, the puppetfilled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.

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Winner of the TONY “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their everelusive purpose in life. “The Avenue Q: School Edition still covers the same themes of the original including acceptance of others, finding yourself and more, but some of the language and more graphic scenes are toned down. The editing was actually done by the original authors so the show keeps its integrity,” Hamby said. For information or tickets, visit www.dftheater.org or call 480.488.1981.


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Library Presents A Magical Evening Gala The Desert Foothills Library invites the community to its Eighth Annual Gala “A Magical Evening” Saturday, February 6, at 5:30pm. The charity event will take place at the Library, 38443 North School House Road, in Cave Creek. Tickets are $175 per person and are available by contacting Executive Director David Court at 480.488.2286 or dcourt@dfla.org. Sponsorship opportunities and donations for the silent auction are welcomed. All proceeds benefit the library. This year’s fundraiser includes hosted cocktails, a silent auction, wine event and gourmet dinner, followed by a performance from vocalist Khani Cole. Based in Scottsdale, Cole is renowned for her lyrical versatility and harmonic depth. She has performed throughout the country as well as internationally. The Desert Foothills Library celebrates its 62nd anniversary thanks to the loyalty of its donors and volunteers. The Library is open to everyone, seven days a week and supports the entire Foothills community with culturally enriching programs, educational events and quality services. For more information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.dfla.org.

Call for Entries: It’s Art for Land’s Sake! 2015 First Place winner from Jewel of the Creek Preserve, by artist Charlotte Moore.

Artists are invited to share their talent in celebration of local land conservation as Desert Foothills Land Trust announces a call for entries for the 2016 It’s Art for Land’s Sake exhibition and sale. This juried exhibit and sale is intended to increase awareness of the Land Trust’s work and to inspire land Fourth Place winner from Jewel of the Creek Preserve, and wildlife conservation 2015 by artist Greta Marsalis. through traditional and representational art works. It is Land Trust website at www.dflt.org. also meant to promote incredible Additionally, the Land Trust is hosting artists and artwork inspired by local guided tours and plein air painting conserved lands. sessions. Visit the Land Trust website The 2016 show juror will be artist (www.dflt.org) for information about Charles H. Pabst, who will select these guided activities – pre-registration the artworks to be included in the is required but these activities are free. exhibit and sale. All art must depict a The deadline for entries is 4pm, specific Desert Foothills Land Trust February 24. The entry fee is $20 per conservation property, and must submitted piece, which will also support reflect the Land Trust’s conservation the Land Trust’s land conservation work. mission. Works depicting plants or Selected pieces will be exhibited animals are acceptable if they are found at Desert Foothills Library beginning on a Land Trust property. on March 8. The sale will open with an Desert Foothills Land Trust preserves exclusive reception for artists and Land serve as wonderful conservation and Trust patrons on March 11, and the sale recreational resources – as well as will be open to the public on March 12. for inspiration for artists. A map and The exhibition and sale will conclude on information about preserves that are March 12. More information is available open to the public is available on the at www.dflt.org or 480.488.6131.

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With the ashes and blackened remains of the Buffalo Chip in the background, the preacher continued forth with his sermon, a mere four days after the iconic downtown watering hole went up in flames on Thanksgiving morning. The loss, felt by all those in attendance that Sunday morning, was all too fresh to process; the impact still too raw. Buffalo Chip owner Larry Wendt had lost his business. The Town had lost a structure that, in addition to MAYOR Town of Cave Creek being a dance hall favorite and a Packer rooting hall, was also the repository for decades of personal memories. 480.488.1400 www.cavecreek.org Cave Creek has a little over 5,000 citizens; and each of them has a Buffalo Chip memory. That’s just the way it is. And that does not take into account the tens of thousands of visitors that have made pilgrimage to ‘The Chip’ over the past 60 years. The community responded immediately, which comes as no surprise. Citizens, other business owners and the Town Council stepped up, offering immediate financial assistance to Wendt’s now out-of-a-job 120 employees, to numerous fundraisers and to an expedited processing of rebuilding plans, all aimed at getting The Chip up and running as soon as possible. For the moment, we’re still re-living the images of angry orange flames and of smoke so black and thick it blocked out the sun’s light. But even with the unbearable loss there was hope. For amid the charred ruins there could be clearly seen a Buffalo Chip sign, bent and fire-seared, but proclaiming for all to hear and to take comfort in: “The Chip will arise anew.” Of course, the sooner the better. For people need a place to make new memories. It would be a great way to start the New Year.

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Cave Creek Indian Market The Cave Creek Indian Market celebrates the colorful history and rich heritage Of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen. Stagecoach Village, nestled in the scenic foothills surrounding Cave Creek, provides an environment reminiscent of the Southwest frontier – in an area believed to have mystical powers by Native American practitioners, and today, that creates magic for every visitor. Explore original works, sculpture, paintings, baskets, rugs, jewelry, pottery and more at this free event, January 29-31 from 10am-5pm each day. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 623.734.6526 or visit www.vermillionpromotions.com.

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Get a healthy New Year off to a good start with a Friday Fitness Walk. These brisk, non-interpretive walks are held every Friday at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 North Spur Cross Road in Cave Creek. The series begins with a two-mile walk and get progressively more difficult each week. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. The walks begin at 9am; end times vary depending on the distance. The cost for the hikes is $3. For information, call 480.488.6601, send an email to spurcrossranch@mail.maricopa.gov or visit www.maricopa.gov/ parks/spur_cross.


recruited Adopt-a-Family donors for the children and families of the employees, offering support through the holidays. In addition, an account has been set up at Parkway Bank to benefit the employees of the Buffalo Chip. Residents can donate money at any of the branches at Parkway Bank. All one needs to do is tell the bank that you wish to donate to FBO The Buffalo Chip Employee Fund. In Cave Creek, Parkway Bank is located at 6300 East Cave Creek Road. As the Buffalo Chip sets out to rebuild, visit www.buffalochipsaloon. com or follow them on Facebook to stay up on the latest news.

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After the tragic Thanksgiving Day fire that burned down The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, an iconic landmark in Cave Creek for more than six decades, town businesses, residents and patrons have rallied to support the popular restaurant’s owners and their more than 100 employees. Among the various outpourings of support was a well-attended BBQ fundraiser held at Frontier Town December 16, and the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center was named to accept check donations on behalf of the Buffalo Chip Employee Fund. The food bank also

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Museum To Host Workshop Series For Older Adults Area Agency on Aging will offer “Singing in the Rain” workshop series to help older adults learn how to create happiness and well-being in the midst of all that life demands and its inevitable surprises. The presentation facilitator uses scientifically proven strategies that will help participants feel more positive, grateful, creative and joyful. Using group interaction, participants will learn new skills to create positive engagements in life, identify ways to increase happiness and develop greater resilience. The presentations will be held Thursdays from 10-11:30am January 7 – February 25 at Cave Creek Museum. To register, call 480.488.2764 or send an email to info@cavecreekmuseum. com. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek.

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The Sonoran Arts League now offers free art classes for veterans the first and third Thursday of each month from 10:30am-12:30pm. The classes will be held at the Sonoran Arts League office, 6051 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek and are open to all veterans to attend. Participants are requested to RSVP so that the organization can prepare the materials. In each class, participants will focus on creating two pieces of artwork: one to keep and one to auction off to help support veteran programs. To register, call 480.575.6624 or send an email to info@sonoranartsleague.org. For additional information, visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.

Archaeology Society Monthly Meeting The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society based in Cave Creek meets on the second Wednesday of each month and features well known guest lecturers during these meetings. On January 13, the Society will present A Synthetic Review of Hohokam Archaeology, AD 1694-Present.

The Hohokam, like most prehistoric Native Americans, seemed to disappear for no reason from a farming rich environment in the Valley that flourished for decades with their advanced irrigation techniques. The talk covers a larger overview of the prehistoric peoples through historic times and hopes to answer the question. “Whence the Hohokam?”

The presenter, Dr. David Wilcox, is an outstanding southwest archaeologist with many publications and awards. He received his doctorate from University of Arizona and more recently was with the Museum of Northern Arizona for a couple of decades before his retirement. He is still a recognized researcher at the U of A. He doctoral work was at the great house known as Casa Grande, south of Phoenix not far from the Gila River. The general public may attend an Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter meeting at no charge. There are refreshments available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meetings are held in the community building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. For more information, visit www.azarchsoc.org/ desertfoothills.


Cave Creek Museum is gearing up for an exciting new year of events. Located at 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. The January event schedule includes: Jan. 9: History Highlights: Arizona’s Greatest Battle A presentation 2-3:30pm by Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community covering the battle of native peoples. Free to Museum members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are requested.

Jan. 17: Historic Stamp Mill Demonstration Free outside demonstration from 2-2:30pm. See this historic 1880 Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill in action as volunteers crush hard rock ore in search of gold that can be

Jan. 20: Vino & Canvas The painting class from 6-8pm for adults includes all materials and libations. Tickets are $35, with $15 being donated to the Museum. Seating is limited. Register at www.vinoandcanvas.com.

Sean Morton appraising Barbie Dolls

Jan. 23: Antique Appraisal Day Appraiser Sean Morton will examine treasures, discuss their origins and assess their value from 9am-4pm. Morton is a member of the Antiques Appraisal Association of America and has more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts and antiques field. There is a $20 fee per item – limit of two items per person per session. Guests may attend more than one session. For information, call 480.488.2764, or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

Chamber Business Breakfast The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce offers early morning networking at its Business Breakfast each last Thursday of the month. The January breakfast will be held January 28 from 8-9:30am at Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. The Chamber Business Breakfast is sponsored by APS. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Jan. 10: Cave Creek Pioneers Family Program Join the Museum 1:30-3pm for bread and butter making to celebrate the life of the pioneers in Cave Creek at the turn of the century. Discover how they were the real recyclers by weaving rugs, and playing games from yester-year. Add a new (old) game to your family evenings. Free with the cost of admission, and children ages 12 and under are always admitted to the museum for free. Reservations are requested.

separated and saved. The Museum is particularly pleased to showcase this 10-Stamp Mill that came from its own mining district and was originally located on Continental Mountain.

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Cave Creek Residents Go On Mission Trip To Uganda

Sharon Fox with children at Smile Africa, where they can go to receive one nutritious meal a day.

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have poured resources into the country to help them heal from the violence, and from the scourge of AIDS, as well as other diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever. Hope 4 Kids focuses on the many children in Africa who are without one or both parents, and who are without hope to get out of the poverty and desperation of life there. The trip included many service days to more remote villages, where safe water has been a basic need for the lives of many villagers, and the child death rates are higher than 50 percent. In these areas, Hope 4 Kids has drilled more than 350 wells and given the villages safe water for generations to come. Hope 4 Kids also sponsors schools, programs to give children healthy meals and medical assistance, among many other things. A highlight of the trip was to drive several hours over dirt roads to help villages celebrate the dedication of a new well. The gratitude of these people

Recently, I traveled with my friend Patty Robinson and 14 others on a A welcome from a village as the bus arrives with the team to dedicate a new well. two-week mission trip to Uganda, through Hope 4 Kids International These are people who have little to monthly amount ($31) that makes all (www.hope4kidsinternational.org), nothing, who live on subsistence the difference in that child’s schooling based in Anthem. We are both members farming, whose huts have dirt floors and and family life; in sponsoring a woman of Light of the Desert Lutheran grass roofs, no electricity, water or other starting a small business that will feed Church in Cave Creek, and our church basic comforts. Cooking is done outside her family; and just giving people hope sponsors a village, Kasolo, and and most of life is too. I was where hope was gone. 40 children through H4KI’s child impressed with how this simple The most surprising things about sponsorship program. lifestyle created what appeared the trip to me, after the disparity in lifeWhile in Uganda, we did to be close-knit, supportive style compared to our comfort, were service projects in several areas communities, with shared crops, seeing the joy and happiness, which of rural Uganda, as well as visited childcare, evening gatherings, just burst out of many of those who Kasolo, meeting our sponsored etc. Their faith in God and joy received us into their villages. We felt children and delivering more for life left a lasting impression. so welcomed into their communities, than 140 pounds of school The main impact on me was, and overwhelmed at the beauty of supplies and handmade dresses. after a roller coaster of emotions the children, the countryside and the This was a mission trip to at the poverty and medical needs, hearts of many Ugandans. a country currently mostly at the fact that one person, and one I would encourage anyone who peace, but only a generation team, can make a difference in is looking for travel that can make removed from violence that many lives – in bringing regular an impact on lives to consider a Members of the Hope 4 Kids mission team, after dedicating a turned millions into orphans meals to an area in need; in mission trip. You will have an inside well and helping start a new mud hut for a village woman. and widows, and created fear providing educational materials experience of the real lives of people, in even the remote villages. Uganda is and medical supplies, such as a simple and possibly be forever changed in your was overwhelming, and the celebration on the mend with much credit to the life-saving mosquito net for sleeping; own view of life’s purpose and the role was like nothing I had ever experienced many worldwide organizations that in sponsoring a child with a small that you can play. – hugs, joy, dancing and thankfulness.


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AROUND TOWN

Jan. 13

Iris Dement Musical Instrument Museum

Jan. 16

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman

Jan. 13-18

Disney On Ice presents Frozen Talking Stick Resort Arena www.usairwayscenter.com Jan. 8-15

Arizona Bach Festival 2016

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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All Saints’ Episcopal Church www.arizonabachfestival.org; 602.357.4224 Jan. 8 – Feb. 7

Thoroughly Modern Millie Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre www.desertstages.org; 480.483.1664 Thru Jan. 24

WaistWatchers The Musical! Herberger Theater Center www.playhouseinfo.com 602.252.8497

Jan. 14

Dave Rawlings Machine Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

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Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

Marc Cohn

Peking Acrobats Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Musical Instrument Museum

University of Phoenix Stadium www.universityofphoenixstadium. com/events

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Cinderella’s Ball Great Arizona Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

Jan. 6

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Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte Hornets

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Talking Stick Resort Arena www.suns.com; 602.379.SUNS

Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Jan. 15

21st Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party

Monterey Jazz Festival Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Murphy Park www.glendaleaz.com/events; 623.930.2299

Family Three – Schoolhouse Rock! Phoenix Symphony

Shemekia Copeland Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

College Football National Championship Game University of Phoenix Stadium www.collegefootballplayoff.com; 469.262.5217

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Square One Theatre Company at Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188, Ext. 2

Kerr Cultural Center www.asukerr.com; 480.596.2660 Jan. 15-30

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Ang Li

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Winterfest Repertory: Othello and The Comedy of Errors Southwest Shakespeare Company Mesa Arts Center www.swshakespeare.org; 480.644.6500 Jan. 15-31

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Grand Concourse

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Jan. 20

Grand Opera Cinema Series: San Francisco Opera Show Boat Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 20

Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

Musical Instrument Museum

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Jan. 20 – Feb. 7

John Jorgenson Quintet

Jack Hanna: Into the Wild Live! Orpheum Theatre http://phoenix.ticketforce.com; 602.262.7272 Jan. 8

Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat Talking Stick Resort Arena Jan. 8-9

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Phoenix Symphony www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999

Carousel Jan. 12-17

Photo by Joan Marcus

If/Then ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

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Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs Talking Stick Resort Arena

Jan. 12-17

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Calendar Girls Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Jan. 16

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Musical Instrument Museum

Jan. 22

Lizz Wright Musical Instrument Museum


Classics Five – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 Phoenix Symphony Hall Jan. 22 – March 13

Brighton Beach Memoirs

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa www.bonhams.com

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John Hammond Musical Instrument Museum

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Caravan of Thieves Musical Instrument Museum Jan. 23

Feb. 5-6

The Rad Trads

Hubbard Street Dance

Musical Instrument Museum

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 23

Photo by Bo Huang

See Jane Sing!

Jan. 29

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Canadian Brass Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 23

Phoenix Suns vs. Atlanta Hawks

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Talking Stick Resort Arena

Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction

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Scottsdale Fashion Square www.goodingco. com; 310.899.1960

Tempe Center for the Arts www.conderdance.com Jan. 29 – Feb. 19

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Jan. 24

ArcAttack

Arizona Broadway Theatre

Mesa Arts Center

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Jan. 24

Emanuel Ax Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Monster Jam University of Phoenix Stadium www.monsterjam.com Jan. 30-31

Jan. 24 – Feb. 7

25th Annual Military Vehicle Show

Perô, Or the Mysteries of the Night Childsplay at Tempe Center for the Arts www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700

Tempe Diablo Stadium www.armytrucks.org; 480.497.9722

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Annual Fundraising Dinner North Valley Symphony Orchestra www.northvalleysymphony.org; 623.980.4628 Feb. 6

Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Championship University of Phoenix Stadium

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Jan. 29-30

CONDER/dance 2016 Breaking Ground Festival

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jan. 28

5th Annual Bonhams Scottsdale Sale

Jan. 22-23

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56: The 1950’s Rock & Roll Revue Arizona Broadway Theatre Jan. 28

4th Annual Collector’s ArtWalk

Jan. 31

Hot Club of Cowtown

Scottsdale Arts District www.scottsdalegalleries.com; 480.990.3939

Musical Instrument Museum

Jan. 28

Bolshoi Ballet Series – The Lady of the Camellias

Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 31

Phoenix Art Museum www.phxart.org; 602.257.1880

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The December Winners Are... • Tickets to dinner and a show at Arizona Broadway Theatre to see Carousel: Kathleen Garast of Scottsdale

Judy Reid, our November contest winner of tickets to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail, sent us these photos of herself and “Nicholas, Tigger and Pooh Bear” saying, “The show was great! Thanks for the tickets!”

• Tickets to ASU Kerr Cultural Center to see Ang Li: James T. Harrison of Phoenix • Tickets to the 26th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival: Kris Moller of Cave Creek • Tickets to Valley Youth Theatre’s production of Pinocchio: Maximus DelGarbino of Scottsdale

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Durant’s Never Closes

Set For January Premier

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After months of buzz in both the dining world and the film industry, the film about Phoenix’s most iconic restaurant, Durant’s Never Closes, is set for release on January 21, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The red carpet premiere will be hosted in partnership with Scottsdalebased real estate developer Deco Communities and Edison Midtown, now under construction just steps from the original Durant’s, in association with Get Your PHX and Local First Arizona. The film will begin a theatrical run at Harkins Shea 14 January 22, before playing in select cities around the U.S. Starring Hollywood actors Tom Sizemore and Peter Bogdanovich, this film tells the story of legendary Jack Durant, a restaurateur, ladies’ man and mysterious gentleman who maintained many connections to the mafia. From the backwoods of Tennessee, to the world of Vegas at the time of Bugsy and finally as the owner of his famous steakhouse, Durant is a legend and dynamic character, at once charming, powerful and dangerous. This film, based on the play by Terry Earp and the book by Mabel Leo, tells his story during one day at his restaurant. Durant’s Never Closes was filmed entirely in Arizona by local independent filmmakers. Director and producer Travis Mills began Running Wild Films in 2010 with the vision to build a sustainable film movement in Phoenix and to focus on making films about the city and state’s history. For more information, visit www.durantsnevercloses.com.

Star of TV, Broadway and film, and the daughter of Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz joins Arizona Musicfest for a celebration of its 25th anniversary. Arnaz and her trio will perform a highenergy tribute to her parents and her Latin music roots. The Arizona Musicfest (AZMF) 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held January 18 at 5:30pm at the Musical Instrument Museum. Tickets are $225 for the concert and catered reception. (A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible) Tickets can be ordered by calling 480.488.0806. In honor of AZMF’s longstanding commitment to young musicians, the Perfect 4th String Quartet – comprised of Hannah Goldstick (age 13); Elena Boyd (age 15); Ethan Buell (age 15); and Robert Bui (age 15), will be featured as part of the evening. For the performance, the quartet will be joined by Steve Hanusofski, clarinetist for the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra as well as assistant principal and bass clarinet for The Phoenix Symphony. Together they will perform the first movement from Mozart’s “Quintet in A Major,” which was performed 25 years ago on the inaugural concert of Arizona Musicfest on January 15, 1992. The Arizona Musicfest 25th Anniversary Celebration will also include a live paddle auction to raise funds for the organization’s music education and youth performance programs as well as an exclusive auction item generously provided by Bulgari. Arizona Musicfest’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by Robinson Tigue Sponcil Private Wealth Management. For information about Arizona Musicfest and its 25th Anniversary Festival, which opens January 29, visit www.azmusicfest.org.

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For students who took the PSAT test in October, the College Board will not send the paper reports to schools until January. The College Board should have emailed students a pass code in December and you can go online for the results. As you know, the PSAT this year was based on the revised SAT format. The new test will no longer have vocabulary in Reading, no traditional grammar in Writing and no longer a “penalty for guessing.” The scoring is now based on the more traditional SAT 1600 scale (for the SAT), however the PSAT scores will be between 320 and 1520. The PSAT scoring is much more complex and confusing than previous years. If you would like some help in deciphering these score reports, call Ellie or Tom at VogelPrep for a free consultation. The first SAT under this new format will be given on March 5. Because this is the first sitting under the revised format, the College Board needs more time to calibrate the scoring. So, March scores will not be released until late May or possibly early June. For current juniors, this adds a great deal of uncertainty and makes a focus on the SAT a risky proposition this year. If you are uncertain about whether to take the SAT or the ACT this year, or need help understanding the PSAT scores, call Vogel Prep, 480.990.7374, for a free in-center consultation and assessment.

First and foremost, I would like to thank our community who voted and campaigned in support of our bond. Because of your continued investment, PVSchools is able to provide safe and wellmaintained facilities and the technology infrastructure that are necessary to ensure the highest quality education is being provided to our students. PVSchools is committed to investing in your child’s education, and I hope that you will consider our district when selecting a school for your child. Open enrollment is DR. JAMES P. LEE still underway until January 21. Paradise Valley Unified School District Some of our noteworthy programs include: • Free full day Kindergarten offers our youngest learners a full-range of engaging hands-on learning opportunities that lay the foundation for success. • Foreign Language Immersion allows students to develop proficiencies in languages at an early age – Mandarin at Whispering Wind Academy and Spanish at Sandpiper Elementary. • North Valley Arts Academies provides a well-rounded seamless education from fifth to 12th grade that is focused on the performing and visual arts in addition to the rigorous curriculum. The program is offered at Desert Cove Elementary, Shea Middle and Shadow Mountain High. • K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) focuses on well-rounded students who are academically challenged members of a global society. IB is offered at offered at Quail Run Elementary, Vista Verde Middle and North Canyon High. • Suzuki Strings gives your child the opportunity to learn the violin at a young age at Desert Shadows Elementary. • The Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) program allows students to study one of three specialized disciplines: biotechnology, computer science or engineering at Paradise Valley High. • Night Classes allows high school students across the Valley the convenience to attend school during the evening at Sweetwater Community School. For parents interested in exploring our preschool options (Gifted, Montessori and traditional), I personally invite you to join us for Preschool Universe on January 14 at 6pm at Fireside Elementary. Pre-registration isn’t required. Your educational investment is our top priority; let your child’s Journey of Excellence begin at PVSchools. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning signature programs and open enrollment options, visit our website at www.pvschools.net 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.

SUSD Teacher Named 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year Christine Marsh, an Advanced Placement (AP) English teacher at Chaparral High School was named 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). Marsh is in her 24th year of teaching and believes it is important for students to feel valued both inside and outside the classroom. “I believe that outstanding teaching is more a factor of a teacher’s relationships with students than his or her knowledge of a subject matter,” stated Marsh. “The more the students know a teacher cares, the more effort they will put into the class.” In addition to teaching 11th and 12th grade students at Chaparral, Marsh mentors new teachers, writes curriculum, and is a strong advocate for education. Marsh received the recognition at the annual Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Arizona Biltmore. It was the 33rd consecutive year that the award was presented. More than 600 attendees including business leaders, Arizona educators, and elected officials attended the event. Over the next year, she will have the opportunity to advocate for students and the education profession at government, education, and other professional meetings throughout Arizona. Additionally, as the AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year, Marsh will have the opportunity to compete for National Teacher of the Year, meet President Barack Obama and attend international space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. For more information about Scottsdale Unified schools, visit www.susd.org.


Etiquette Classes For Children Certified etiquette instructor, SueAnn Brown, owner of It’s All About Etiquette will offer a fun-filled, four-week etiquette course for children ages nine to 12. Children will learn social etiquette, self-confidence and integrity with an

table skills and dining manners, grooming and posture and more. On the final day of class there will be a special graduation ceremony. These etiquette classes will be held on four Saturdays – January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 – from 1-3pm at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 10755 North 124 Street in Scottsdale. Cost is $225 per child. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call 480.510.6346 or visit www. itsallaboutetiquette.com.

A recent survey by AARP in Arizona finds 54 percent of residents 45 and over are currently, or have recently provided care to an older adult. The survey, released as part of November National Caregivers Month recognizes the important role that caregivers play in helping relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling or serious health problems to remain living at home for as long as possible. The survey found that at least eight in 10 caregivers perform many daily activities for loved ones that include driving them to appointments, shopping for them, helping with chores and meals, overseeing medications and managing finances. In many instances, family caregivers are also taking care of younger family members or children under the age of 18 that are living with them. “Caregiving duties run the full gambit,” says Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “Sometimes it can simply mean providing companionship or social engagement to keep their family member or friend feeling engaged and connected to society.” Currently, there are more than 804,000 family caregivers in Arizona helping an older loved one carry out daily activities, providing an estimated 818 million hours of care. “It’s easy to add up the numbers but it’s harder to see the emotional effect that caregiving has on caregivers,” says Kennedy. “Nearly two in three admit to feeling stressed due to their caregiving responsibilities and over half find it hard to get enough rest, or they have challenges balancing work and family.” AARP Arizona is helping to get the word out about helpful resources and information available for caregivers through its I-Heart Caregiver website at www. iheartcaregivers.com. For details, go to www.aarp.org/arizona.

“Clown Town” Event To Promote Preventive Healthcare

Well known doctors, international humanitarian clowns and friends of Carl Hammerschlag, M.D. of Paradise Valley and Patch Adams, M.D. (made famous by the Robin Williams portrayal), are teaming up to host the inaugural Clown Town Healing Fest Saturday, February 27, at the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix. Adams and Hammerschlag aim to change the way that healthcare is viewed in Arizona, by helping shift people’s focus from the traditional intervention model of medicine that takes place after someone gets sick to a mindset of prevention and community healing before illness occurs. Hammerschlag has been practicing medicine for more than 50 years. The 76-year-old is the son of Jewish parents who fled Nazi Germany just three years before he was born. He has lived in Phoenix since 1970 and has been friends with Patch Adams for 25 years. The pair have traveled around the world healing through clowning, and are bringing the same philosophy to Phoenix for the first time during the Clown Town Healing Fest. The free, family-friendly event runs from 10am-4pm. Attendees are invited to join in a lively Clown Walk that starts at 9:15am at the Central Bus Station, on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Van Buren Street, and ends at the Arizona Center at 10am. Other activities include lectures, workshops and exhibitors, live music, performances, art, games and health and fitness demonstrations. For additional information, visit www.clowntownhealingfest.com or call 480.382.0605.

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emphasis on respect and value for others. Topics covered will include self-introduction and introducing others, becoming a skilled conversationalist, handshaking, eye contact and smiling, saying “please, thank you, you’re welcome,” texting and social networking sites, making mistakes and apologizing, avoiding rude behavior, telephone etiquette,

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Twentieth annual Buses by the Bridge Those who are heading to Lake Havasu for the Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair, may want to bring their VW to the event – or just go check out others’ at the annual Buses by the Bridge XX, held at Lake Havasu State Park. What started as a split-window campout has turned into a Volkswagen extravaganza with VW buses coming from all over the country for a giant campout at Lake Havasu State Park. Take a trip down memory lane at this car show featuring all types of vintage Volkswagens. Gather the kids on Saturday so they can burn off some energy in the bouncy house. For the adults, there are hot air balloon rides and a chili cook-off. The grand finale at this ode to the classics is a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served, space for 500 vehicles – pricing information can be found online. The cost is $2 for spectators, good all weekend. The event runs concurrently with the Balloon Festival, January 15-17. Gates open at 9am. For more information, call 928.680.7664 or visit www.golakehavasu.com.

The 6th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair takes place January 15-17 at the Lake Havasu City Nautical Beachfront Resort. Enjoy hot air balloon “Mass Ascension,” balloon night glow, sky divers, arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, carnival rides, dog shows, kids’ events, kite displays, balloon rides (tethered and untethered), live musical entertainment, food vendors, beer garden and more. The 2015 event drew 24,000 attendees and proudly flew 78 balloons, with one very special guest, Lord Mayor all the way from London, England. For 2016, expect more “sky candy” soaring over Lake Havasu City and in and around the Channel and the London Bridge again. Watch as the giant balloons lightly touch the water and quickly ascend (coined a “splash and dash”). Bring a camera and watch as the balloon teams ready their rides for ascent and experience up-close-and-personal the heat of the burners as the teams rise into the sky. Balloon teams will be available throughout the weekend to talk about the art and history of hot air balloons. Make the festival experience memorable by booking a hot air balloon flight with untethered balloon rides for $200 and tethered balloon rides for $20. Preferred parking is available for $10, other parking is free. A detailed daily schedule of events can be found at www.havasuballoonfest.com.The event runs 6am-9pm nightly, and the cost is $15 for a three-day pass; children 14 and under are free. For more information, call 928.486.7979 or visit www.golakehavasu.com and click on the “Events” link.

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Head to Quartzsite this month for rocks, gems, minerals and more, at two different shows. First up is the annual Tyson Wells Rock/Gem/Mineral Show, held January 1-10 at Tyson Wells Showgrounds, 100 West Kuehn Street. Explore goldsmithing and silversmithing, precious metals, lapidary tools, equipment, supplies and more. The free event runs from 8am-5pm. For additional information, call 928.927.6364 or visit www.tysonwells.com. The Desert Gardens Rock, Gem & Mineral Show takes place January 2-28 at Desert Gardens Show Grounds, which has been home for hundreds of vendors from around the world selling thousands of rocks, gems and minerals to daily visitors, wholesalers and others. Desert Gardens offers free parking, free admission, a food court, and more. The show runs 8am-5pm. For additional information, visit www.xpopress.com and click on the “Gem Shows� link to find the Quartzsite show.

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Celebrate the heritage of the Old West and the Apacheland Movie Ranch January 16-17 at the Seventh Annual Superstition Mountain Heritage Days. Presented by Superstition Mountain Museum, the festivities will include daily performances by the world-famous Yellow Bird Apache Dancers, a Sunday morning flag raising ceremony by the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, gunfights by the Mojave Muleskinners Reenactment Group and the Apacheland Days Cowboy Reunion in the barn. John Wayne impersonator Ermal Williamson and his wife Paula, the champion yodeler, will be providing entertainment on the grounds; Cowboy Steve will be performing his amazing rope tricks.

The Elvis Chapel

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Special exhibits on the grounds will include living history displays at the Camp Four Post Mountain Man Trading Post and dozens of local artists and crafters selling handcrafted goods related to the local history, cowboy culture, Apacheland or Native American cultures.

The cost for the event, which runs 9am-4pm, is $5. For more information, call 480.983.4888 or visit www. superstitionmountainmuseum.org.

Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker “425” The Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker “425” desert off-road is a favorite among racers and spectators alike, tearing through Parker’s outlying Sonoran desert. The Best in the Desert Racing Association event will be presented by Impact February 4-7. Time Trials will be held February 4, followed by the Downtown Parker Experience at 12pm and The Parker Pit Crew Challenge presented and hosted by Jim Beaver from The Down & Dirty Radio Show at 5:30pm. Just find Parker Motors on Main Street to find the street fair. The Parker Pit Crew Challenge will be streamed live on www.race-dezert. com. For more info and for reserve a spot to compete, contact Jim Beaver at jbeaver@parkermotor.com. February 5 is registration day, February 6 is Race Day, followed by awards presentation on Sunday, February 7. For more information, call 702.457.5775, visit www.bitd.com or www. parkerareatourism.com.


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Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) is an outdoor skills clinic for women, presented by the Arizona Wildlife Federation. The objective of the program is to provide women with an opportunity to learn basic outdoor skills in a fun, non-threatening environment. The January 2016 BOW will take place at Saguaro Lake Ranch, and offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife and a range of outdoor recreation skills. The registration fee of $380 includes meals, lodging and classes. There is an additional $95 fee for the trail ride. For additional information, call 480.644.0077 or visit www.azwildlife.org.

– Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival

The Southern Arizona Savor Food & Wine Festival will bring its flavor to Tucson Botanical Gardens Saturday, February 6. Tucson’s culinary prestige and slow food movement has been growing each year, and now is the time to indulge in the flavors of Southern Arizona’s culinary arts during this festival surrounded by the colorful floral blooms of the Gardens. Featuring up to 40 of the regions finest chefs and local restaurants highlighting exceptional menu tastings, this foodie festival will showcase the diversity of the tasty talents throughout the region and conscious cooking. The event will also present fine wine, spirits and craft beer tastings. Tucson Botanical Gardens is located on the southeast corner of Alvernon and Grant Road. The cost for the event is $65-75, which runs 11am-3pm. For a list of participating restaurants and additional information, call 520.797.3959, visit www.tucsonbotanical.org or www.saaca.org

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Explore The World With National Geographic

“Gorongosa Reborn”

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Travel to Africa with Emmy Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole, as Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in partnership with NAT GEO Live present “Gorongosa Reborn.” In 2012, National Geographic Television produced the film War Elephants in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park about elephants traumatized by years of civil war and poaching. Whether tracking elephants in extreme desert environments of Mali, following wildebeest across the Serengeti, or traveling road-less regions of war-torn Sudan, Poole’s lifetime experience and unfailing tenacity help him to capture remarkable moments. The presentation will be held January 20, 7:30pm, in the Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater. Pre-show dinner is available. For details and tickets, call 480.644.6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com. Other upcoming National Geographic Live Series at MAC include “Spinosaurus” February 10 and “K2 – Danger and Desire” March 2.

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It’s a New Year, and for those who may be looking for new and different ways to explore our great state, a newly released book by Arizona-based writer Christine Bailey may just fit the bill. In 100 Things to do in Phoenix Before You Die, Bailey takes readers on a journey across the Valley and around the state, with destinations and activities that will be enjoyed by Arizona natives and newbies alike. The book is broken into explorable sections, which allows readers to easily choose the type of adventure to embark upon – indulge in Food and Drink, discover Arizona Adventures and Side Trips, immerse oneself in Music and Entertainment as well as Culture and History, engage in Sports and Recreation and even take in some Shopping and Fashion. The writer also offers some suggested itineraries and things to do by season. As a Phoenix native, I can say that there are very few things on this list that I haven’t experienced or places that I haven’t visited. It was fun, though, to reminisce about some of those adventures and I look forward to sharing them again with the next generation – and exploring some of those hidden gems that I may have missed along the way. 100 Things to do in Phoenix Before You Die is available at Changing Hands, and other IndieBound bookstores, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Learn more at www.theforkintheroad.co. |CST


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“Drying Out” After The New Year “Go on that diet.” “Exercise more.” “Spend more time with my family.” “Save more money.” The start of the New Year gives us a clean slate to work with. While you’re “editing” your 2016 list of resolutions, let me add a few small things you can do on a regular basis that will enhance your most precious sense, your vision. Our eyes are coated by a very complex protective layer of tears. Each time we blink, we recoat our eyes with new tears that help to maintain the quality of our vision. When this layer of tears is disrupted, we can experience symptoms such as: irritation, burning, stinging, heaviness, fatigue, blur, itchiness, and foreign body sensation.

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Farewell, Dear Friends After more than 30 wonderful years as a writer, I have decided to retire at the end of this year. I know what you’re thinking, “He’s MUCH too young to retire.” Okay, so maybe you are not thinking that, but it’s my final column, so would it kill you to work with me here? Thank you. All kidding aside, when I began writing columns and publishing my weekly newsletter back in the primordial era of computing, virtually everybody used Windows 3.1. We were a simpler people back then. Technology, as we all know, moves ahead at an unrelenting pace, with us or without us. And yes, it is exhausting just trying to keep up. Today I receive questions from readers using Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 – and heaven help us, the next version of Windows is already in the works. Add to that Apple, Android and Microsoft smartphones, tablets of all species, plus Kindle, Kobo, Slick, Nook and other eReaders – it’s enough to make one’s head explode. The reality is that my one remaining neuron is no longer willing or capable of retaining all that information. (I can, however, still remember some of the 1960s, for which I am very grateful.) Read the rest of Mr. Modem’s farewell online now.

Where Does T’’U Come From? We made it! We’ve successfully blasted through Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and are pushing toward the next set of holidays: Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl, the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday and T”u Bishvat. You know about the first six festivals; maybe you celebrated a couple. But what about the funny-looking one, T”u Bishvat (pronounced: too bish-vaht)? T”u Bishvat is Chag ha-ilanot, the New Year of the trees. (You’ll recall Rosh Hashanah in the Fall, is the New Year for people.) In celebration of this special day, 16th century Kabbalists began the tradition of singing and dancing, while tasting fruits, nuts and wines.


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