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JANUARY 2018

Arizona Fine Art Expo Kicks Off In January

Enjoy ten weeks of fine art and more Around Town: Hamilton

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rtists from across the globe will make the beautiful Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale home for 10 weeks as they create original pieces of 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 12, and runs through Sunday, March 25, from 10am to 6pm daily under the white tents at 26540 North Scottsdale Road, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads, next to MacDonald’s Ranch. Season passes cost $10; season passes for seniors and military are $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free. The event features 115 patron-friendly 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 passion, inspiration and techniques. Throughout the 10 weeks, artisans will sketch passionately in pencil, charcoal and pastels; sculpt and fire clay; chisel and shape stone; and saw and carve

wood sculptures. Artists also will paint in all media; stain and etch gourds; design lost wax casting; solder and weld jewelry; assemble mosaics, blow glass, plus fuse and kiln form glass sculptures. Art is for sale and commissions are welcomed. New this year, two contemporary glass artists, Gregory Tomb and Anthony Barbano, will conduct glassblowing demonstrations throughout the 10-week show. Tomb will also offer glassblowing and glass fusing classes. More information about the classes will be posted soon. In addition, Scott Shangraw, an acclaimed wood carver from New Mexico, will conduct chainsaw sculpture

demonstrations February 3, 17, and 24. Also new this year, the Expo is introducing chef Giancarlo Stefanutto and owner Glenn Wagner of Sogno Toscano Vineyard of Italy. Chef Giancarlo will demonstrate and share samples of delicious edibles Saturday, January 20 and February 10. Patrons can also stroll throughout an enhanced two-acre sculpture garden, which will feature nearly 20 stone, metal, glass and mixed media sculptures. For more details about participating artists or events during the show, call 480.837.7163 or visit www.arizonafine artexpo.com.

Mopar Mecca, Rare Prototypes, Custom Creations & More Barrett-Jackson celebrates ultimate automotive lifestyle

Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festival, Jan. 19-21 See Pages

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Custom Convertible (Lot #1417)

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Barrett-Jackson is ramping up for its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction with an incredible docket of collector vehicles and automobilia collectibles, January 13–21, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Get the details on page 5.


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INDEX

Happy New Yea —

EDITOR’S PICKS

Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller

Let’s Do Something! Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

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Creative Director Jenifer Lee

The year 2018 will bring many milestones for me personally, and will no doubt continue the rough-and-tumble changes that the previous year ushered in. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for it — let’s go, 2018! And with that, I leave you with the words of Neil Gaiman: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” Until next month, all my best.

Assistant to the Publisher Darlene Keberle Columnists Stephen Cohen, O.D. Cathy Droz Barbara Kaplan Rabbi Robert Kravitz Allen Nohre James Roberts Melanie Tighe Pastor Paul Witkop

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Contributors Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane Dr. James P. Lee Carefree Mayor Les Peterson Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Account Representatives Bob Hesselgesser Susan Pine Bulk Distribution Mark Feinberg

Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival

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MAYOR LANE WRITES…

Jewish Film Festival Returns For TwentySecond Year

Mayor’s State of the City Address By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

For the past 22 years, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) has celebrated Jewish culture through film, bringing an exciting lineup of films to Jews remaining in Displaced Persons camp in Germany use outlandish tactics and Arizona honoring Jewish traditions and a heavy dose of chutzpah to make new rules to survive and prosper during the heritage. February 11–25, the 22nd Annual post-World War II era in Bye Bye Germany. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will screen films showcasing the best of Jewish traditions, at three Valley locations: Harkins Shea 14, Scottsdale; Harkins Park West 14, Peoria and Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16, Tempe. Currently the longest-running film festival in the Valley, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 22nd year by presenting more great films that make the festival even bigger and better. The two-week event offers 21 new films and five short films ranging from defiance and struggle to fun and adventure to laughter and love, with something for everyone and stories that engage both mind and heart. Without leaving the movie theater seat, travel from the baseball diamonds of South Korea to the chessboards of the former Soviet Union; from the courtrooms of South Africa to the mountaintops of Switzerland; from the back lots of Hollywood to the deserts of both Las Vegas and Israel. The Arizona premiere of Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, featuring former and current Jewish Major League Baseball players who played for Israel in the World Baseball Classic, coincides with the start of Cactus League Spring Training and features a few familiar ballplayers that will grace both big screens and the baseball diamonds across the Valley. Guest speakers with knowledge of specific topics A renown historian and his pursuit of the truth behind applicable to the films moderate discussions following many a Holocaust-era massacre in Austria risks everything in of the screenings. All three screening locations will hold The Testament. Valentine’s Day screenings of the film An Israeli Love Story February 14 with special Valentine’s Day promotions. A special Jewish folk music performance by the Rural Street Klezmer Band will precede the Tempe screening of Itzhak February 15 in Tempe. For complete details on the films and schedules, visit www.gpjff.org, or follow the Festival on Facebook.

Barrett-Jackson Celebrates Ultimate Automotive Lifestyle

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We have completed another exciting year in Scottsdale with the closure of 2017 and now we look forward to 2018. The MAYOR State of the City Address City of Scottsdale is a time where we can reflect on what we have 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov accomplished as a city and what we strive to do in the coming years. With a vibrant community full of events and facilities that attract so many to our city, there is a lot for us to be proud of. Remarks start at 12:30pm Wednesday, January 31, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 East McCormick Parkway, in Scottsdale. Admission is free. Those who wish to join the Scottsdale City Council and other community leaders for an 11:30am reception and luncheon hosted by Scottsdale Business Development Forum can purchase individual tickets for $50. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit Operation Fix It, which teams volunteers and businesses to help people who are physically or financially unable to maintain their properties. Contact the Mayor’s Office at 480.312.2466 for more information or to RSVP. For more 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.

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Mopar Mecca, rare prototypes, custom creations and more

Barrett-Jackson is ramping up for its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction with an incredible docket of collector vehicles and automobilia collectibles, January 13–21, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions” will once again take center stage as the ultimate automotive lifestyle event during Barrett-Jackson Week, with a festival of entertainment, exhibitors and activities for the entire family. “We are building an exciting docket covering nearly 100 years of automotive history, with some of the rarest and most sought-after vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Of course, what truly makes Barrett-Jackson the ultimate automotive lifestyle event is the wide, week-long range of incredible activities and exhibits for guests of all ages.” See Barrett-Jackson, page 11

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January ArtWalk Puts Year Of Events In Motion Parada del Sol Seeks Parade Entries For 2018 The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade Committee is now accepting applications for bands, marching groups, cities/towns, mounted western groups, commercial floats, horse riders/horse groups, western type vehicles and vendors to participate in the Scottsdale Parade, to be held February 10. Those who may be a leader of a band, organization, mounted horse group, or marchers and would like to participate in the Parada del Sol Parade or Trail’s End Festival, which attracts thousands of people, go to the event website for entry forms. Marching bands are free, nonprofits are $50 and commercial floats are $500. “The 65th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival February 10, promises to be a full day of wild west adventures in downtown Scottsdale for the entire family,” says Parada president Wendy Springborn. “For 65 years, the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Committee of volunteers has coordinated this free parade of horse-drawn carriages, bands, wagons and stagecoaches. Mounted horse riders of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse, Hashknife Pony Express riders and Scottsdale Charros are just a sample of the horse groups visitors will see,” she said. The theme for 2018 is “Scottsdale — Past, Present, and Future.” For information, visit www.scottsdaleparade.com.

Art in Motion: A Video Experience ArtWalk will be held January 25 in Downtown Scottsdale. Scottsdale ArtWalk events are held each Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue restaurants, museums. Trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available to transport visitors from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and downtown. The event is free to attend and runs 6:30–9pm. For information, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

Conservancy Welcomes New Executive Director The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, the independent nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the more than 30,000 acres of pristine public land in Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert, announced the appointment of its new executive director, Justin Owen, who assumes the Conservancy’s top professional leadership role effective January 1. Owen brings nearly 20 years of professional experience to the Conservancy, with an extensive background in agency leadership, large-scale event management, public affairs advocacy and broadscale volunteer recruitment and oversight. Most recently, Justin spent five years as executive director of Phoenix Pride, where he oversaw the annual production of Arizona’s two largest public LGBTQ community events, as well as the organization’s fundraising, issue advocacy and outreach efforts, managing an in-house staff of five and over 750 community volunteers, as well as an annual budget of more than $1.5 million. Under his leadership, Phoenix Pride saw record growth in both revenue and attendance at its events, and strengthened its voice as a leading advocate for equality and rights for all people in the Greater Phoenix area and throughout the State of Arizona. Learn more about the Conservancy and its mission at www.mcdowellsonoran.org.


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Exhibition Of Arizona Portrait Artists To Be Held

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The Portrait Artists of Arizona (PAOA) will hold its eighth annual Member Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at Scottsdale Artists’ School January 8–26, with an artists’ reception Saturday, January 13, at 2pm. Artist/instructor Howard Lyon will serve as judge of the exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed at Scottsdale Artists’ School, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. The exhibition closes on January 26, 2018. Exhibition artwork is rendered in various media, including watercolor, oil, charcoal, pencil and pastel. Artistic styles range from impressionistic to highly realistic, classical artwork — and everything in between. PAOA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing support, education and assistance to portrait artists in their practice and promotion of the fine art form. PAOA sponsors portraiture-focused workshops, portrait demonstrations by nationally acclaimed artists, working portrait studios with live models, and portrait-only exhibitions and competitions to enhance the community appreciation for fine art portraiture. Membership offers artists educational support, discussion, critique, and activities aimed at enhancing their practice, techniques, and applications of fine art portraiture. Additionally, the organization encourages community support and understanding of the art form. Scottsdale Artists’ School is located at 3720 North Marshall Way in Scottsdale. Learn more about PAOA at portraitartistsofarizona.org.

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Enter To Win a Booth At The Fifth Annual Italian Festival The annual Italian Festival, which brings Italian culture, food, fashion and more to Scottsdale and celebrates all things Italian, is hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This year, local businesses, entrepreneurs, craftsman and individuals have the chance to win a booth at the festival. This prize is valued at $1,000. The business must be owned or operated by an AmericanItalian and/or offer Italian products or services and be a first-time participant in the festival. The winner will be chosen based on these criteria by the Italian Festival Committee. Applicants must be received by January 15. The winner will be announced by the end of January. The committee will also choose five additional businesses and offer a 10 percent discount to participate in the festival. The Fifth Annual Italian Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at the Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale. In previous years, the festival drew more than 10,000 attendees, and this year aims to be bigger and better. The event features everything from live music to unique, hand crafted Italian items. There will be wine tastings, authentic Italian cuisine and performing artists from Italy including the Quartetto Aires, Don Pasta and others. Tickets are now available for $10 online. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that helps feed, clothe, house and heal those in need in Arizona. For information

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about the Italian Festival, contact the Italian Association via email info@italianassociation.org or visit the website www.italianassociation.org and www.italianfestivalaz.com.


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‘Old’ Is New Again: January Concerts Offered At Pinnacle

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The Pinnacle Concert Series, approaching its 20th year, offers familyfriendly concerts in North Scottsdale with free student tickets. The series presents two events in January.

Diamond Rocks — Saturday, January 27; 7:30pm Diamond Rocks all the great Neil Diamond classics like “Coming to America,” “Sweet Caroline” and “Song Sung Blue,” magically recreated by San Diego “Entertainer of the Year” and Reno “Show of the Year” headliner Barrie Cunningham. Reserved seating is available for this concert. Both events will be held at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. Information and tickets are available online at www.pinnacleconcerts.org.

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Bartholomew Faire — Sunday, January 21; 3pm Bartholomew Faire beckons with Renaissance Dances played on authentic period instruments: lutes, harp, citole, oud, shawm, bagpipes, rauschpfeife, dulcian, doucaine, crumhorns, cornemusen, recorders, gemshorn, bladder-pipes, pipe and tabor and the mighty hurdy-gurdy. Barrie Cunningham as Neil Diamond Classical devotees will be enthralled with this ‘crazy cousin’ of the classical world, jazz aficionados intrigued by improvisation, world music lovers drawn by familiar sounds and pop, alternative and rock fans will enjoy the vitality and drive. There truly is something for everyone in this program of distinctive dance tunes.

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Auction in the Round

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Russo and Steele Announces Rare Car Crossing The Block

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Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions returns to Scottsdale January 17–21 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. With more than 800 cars crossing the block, the Scottsdale-based company is excited to announce the addition of the rare and elusive ASA 1100 C.C. Spider to its roster. During production only a handful of Spiders were built, some estimate only six, with this one being one of two with an 1100cc engine taken from the Lemans race project cars. The Russo and Steele Auction has been called “The World’s Most Exciting Collector Automobile Auction.” The annual auction will feature their wellestablished “auction in the round” format with five days. Russo and Steele places buyers, sellers and enthusiastic spectators up close and personal with vehicles. This event features some of the most exclusive, select and diverse grouping of automobiles available anywhere in the world. Bidder registration is just $200 and includes admission for preview day and four days of Auction in the Round action for the bidder and one lucky guest. For more information about Russo and Steele, visit www.russoandsteele.com.

AZ Jet Center Returns To Scottsdale Airpark Jet Center Events announced AeroJet Services at the Scottsdale Airpark as the location of the second annual AZ Jet Center event, an elegant lifestyle event benefiting the local charity ChildHelp — for the prevention and treatment of child abuse, and Forever Loved pet sanctuary to save senior animals by providing them a safe and caring environment. This lifestyle event is showcasing luxury aircraft, exotic cars, fine food, fine wine and top shelf spirits, fashion, timepieces, jewelry as well as a dedicated presentation by select artists from the Celebration of Fine Art. The event will be Wednesday January 17, 4–7pm. The organizers recognize this event, held during Scottsdale Auction Week, will appeal to the local audience as a showcase of companies and sponsors that are Scottsdale-based luxury lifestyle businesses, but also to attract people from all over the world who converge on Scottsdale for the auctions. Attendees will have the opportunity, through a silent auction, to obtain some great works of art, as well as fine products supplied by the sponsors and local businesses excited to support these charities. “AZ Jet Center is a great addition to the Auction Week events calendar in Scottsdale,” said Michael Medoro, chief development officer at ChildHelp. “Exotic car aficionados, luxury jet enthusiast and people who enjoy raising money for a terrific cause are able to experience all of these at one place on January 17.” Tickets are on sale for $115 and include event admission, and an event gift bag with special gifts from the event sponsors and supporters on the benefitting charities. For additional information on the AZ Jet Center event, or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.jetcenterevents.com.


’66 Shelby GT350 Prototype #001

• A 2006 Ford GT finished in Tungsten Grey with a 5.4-liter engine and only 650 actual miles (Lot #1372) • Two 1963 split-window Corvettes, including a 327/300 (Lot #1123) and a 327/340 (Lot #1063)

Lot #1411, the last known HEMI ’Cuda.

1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe

• A beautifully restored ’65 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Microbus (Lot #1105) The auction will also be the stage for some of the world’s most incredible Mopars, including Lot #1411, the last known HEMI ’Cuda. “Our guests will have the chance to take home some of the most coveted Mopars on the planet,” said Jackson. “These cars were born from a passion for performance and built to command respect, on the

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts events throughout the month for its members and guests — with a wealth of networking opportunities at many different levels. This month’s AM Connect event will be held January 18, 7:15–9am, at Westin Kierland, 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale. The event is free to members and $20 for guests. The Chamber will also host a “Meet Your Neighbors for Lunch” event at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse January 26, 11:30am–1pm. Meet Your Neighbors is a monthly event designed for Chamber members and non-members to network over lunch. These monthly lunches are held throughout the Scottsdale area. Cost is just $15 if pre-registered and $20 cash the day of the event. These networking lunches are held the last Friday of the month. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is located at 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 290, in Scottsdale. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or additional information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

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Highlighting the Salon Collection is a 1937 RollsRoyce Phantom III Freestone & Webb Sedanca De Ville, one of only 10 Rolls-Royce cars built by a small English coach building company called W.S. Atcherley. Also on the docket is a rare ’66 Shelby GT350 Prototype #001. It was the first GT350 built that year, which led to the unbeatable, trendsetting new Pony car. “Barrett-Jackson is the ultimate collector car event because it is fueled by genuine car people,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From great salon cars like the incredible Rolls-Royce, to spectacular muscle cars, supercars and more, we will once again have a diverse docket that all our passionate fans will love. It’s what makes our Scottsdale Auction an annual event that breathes new life and adrenaline in the collector car community each year.” From custom creations to well-preserved originals, the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will include some of the most sought-after collector vehicles, including: • A one-of-a-kind 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (Lot #1381)

road and on the track. From the incredibly rare last known HEMI ’Cuda built in the ’70s to original and restored versions of the Road Runner, Challenger and Super Bee, our Scottsdale Auction will be a dream for Mopar and American muscle car enthusiasts.” The 2018 Scottsdale Auction preview docket is now available to view online. Advance tickets, three-day ticket packages and information on VIP packages are available at www.barrett-jackson.com. For more information, call 480.421.6694.

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MAYOR STANTON WRITES…

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Great cities must have strong economies — quality jobs with opportunity that can lift everyone. We’ve worked overtime to build that kind of economy in Phoenix, and the latest indicators show that our investments and hard work are paying off. This year, Phoenix earned a spot in the Top 10 for the nation’s fastest-growing economies, and median wages rose by 7.6 percent — the highest increase of any city in the county. Not only do Phoenix jobs pay better, but there are MAYOR more of them too: we’ve cut the unemployment rate in half City of Phoenix from where it was six years ago. 602.262.7111 How did we get here? Since 2012, we’ve pursued www.phoenix.gov investments to make our economy more innovation-based, we’ve sought to grow trade and exports, we’re working with local companies to help them grow, and we’ve put a greater focus on helping residents learn the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. And though we’re on the right track, we’re just getting started, and what we’ve done in 2017 will pay dividends in the near future. Phoenix is growing its bioscience resources. On the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown, city investments helped open the University of Arizona’s 10-story Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, which will bring world-class researchers and physicians to our community and help attract top talent. Up north, on the Arizona Biomedical Corridor near Desert Ridge, a partnership among Phoenix, Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic will help build the 150,000-square foot Health Solutions Innovation Center that will transform medical education and health care for the entire country. Efforts to make Phoenix a more global, trade-focused city is paying dividends, too. Our city opened its second trade office — in Hermosillo — adding to the one in Mexico City. Already, one Mexican manufacturing firm served through the Hermosillo office has made a $2.2 million investment in a facility near our Sky Harbor International Airport, which will give it convenient access to other global markets. The news that ASU will relocate its Thunderbird School of Global Management to downtown Phoenix will only help our city grow our international reach. Our approach has also been to recruit companies that fit the skilled-workforce model, and work with existing local companies to help them grow. We successfully attracted 32 new companies this past year, and Phoenix became third in the nation for high-tech job growth. The city’s economic development team visited nearly 1,000 business to find out how to best connect employers with local talent, and more than 55 companies indicated plans for expansion within the next year. That’s exciting. What many of these companies told us is that when they expand, they need skilled workers to fill those jobs. To grow that pool of human capital, the city got to work and assisted more than 75,000 job seekers through our three career centers this year alone. And we launched “sector-specific” strategies in construction, advanced business services and risk management that brought together private partners and job seekers looking to earn new certifications and apprenticeships. Phoenix now boasts a workforce in which more than 60 percent of workers hold jobs in advanced industries such as business and financial services, precision manufacturing, health and life sciences, and technology. That’s a promising sign for our future. Rebuilding an economy isn’t easy — and it’s a long road. But the proof that we’ve made the right choices is in our results. Whether we’re building biomedical research facilities or supporting companies looking to expand business across the borders, Phoenix is committed to creating new economic opportunity everywhere we can.

L–R: Julie Bacon (ASBA) and Laurie Smith, VIP coordinator

VIP Program Wins ASBA Golden Bell Promise Programs Award

The PVSchools Volunteer in Paradise (VIP) program received the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Golden Bell Promise Programs Award — Excellence in Collaboration during the Golden Bell Promise Programs Luncheon at the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference in December The Golden Bell Promise Award recognizes school programs throughout Arizona that have shown outstanding successes in student growth. As winner of the Golden Bell Promise Programs Award — Excellence in Collaboration, Laurie Smith, VIP coordinator, presented the program during one of the breakout sessions. Established in 2013, volunteers, called VIPs, tutor students who need extra academic support, and in turn, help increase student academic achievement. The VIP program matches dedicated qualified volunteer tutors with students at participating schools. Volunteer tutors work with students in either a one-on-one setting or in small groups with the goal of increasing student achievement. Participating schools include Arrowhead Elementary, Campo Bello Elementary, Desert Shadows Elementary, Echo Mountain Primary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Mercury Mine Elementary and North Ranch Elementary. The VIP program is also currently seeking volunteer tutors. The next volunteer orientation will be held January 18, 9–11am, at the PVSchools Community Resource Center, 15032 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. Learn more about the VIP program at www.pvschools.net/VIP.


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Celebrate All Things Canadian At Annual Picnic The 66th Annual Great Canadian Picnic is set to take place Saturday, February 3, 10am–3pm, at the South Mountain Park Activity Complex. The family day will be filled with activities, live music, snow games, rock climbing wall, door prizes, great food and much more. The Arizona Coyotes will show off their new, interactive Youth Mobile Tour and Ball Hockey. Families can check out classic cars, too, or sample Canadian

candy bars or visit an assortment of food trucks. For the last 65 years the Great Canadian Picnic has provided a vital source of exchange, support and referrals for families who have relocated to the Valley. The picnic is supported by the Canadians In Arizona Benefiting Education & Exchanges. Proceeds from the event support exchanges between Arizona and Canadian cities that focus on youth and education.

Vital information for ease of relocation, dual living or just visiting will be available at the picnic. An annual highlight of many Arizona-Canadians and their friends, the picnic is open to the public and admission is free. South Mountain Park Activity Complex is located at 10919 South Central Avenue in Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.canadianpicnic.com.

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Wave goodbye to the ridiculous retail prices and say hello to AMI Diamonds. We sell all our jewelry at wholesale or below prices — that’s 60 percent–80 percent off retail prices! AMI Diamonds also sells high quality, GIA certified diamonds. Fine cut GIA certified diamonds are portable, wearable, wealth when sold for a small commission at AMI. Unlike heavy gold bars or stocks and bonds in the back of your safe, a diamond can be worn and enjoyed. GIA certifications and laser inscriptions on the girdle can create an accepted standard of value and provenance for each stone. With diamonds cutters having recognized the need for high quality cuts and the world of internet commerce has made it a truly global market for diamonds when bought at or below wholesale prices and that is what we do here at AMI! Diversify your portfolio now! We offer in-house repair services for jewelry and watches! Our repair services are reliable, affordable, and quick. Same day repairs are available! Our jeweler and watchmaker each have over 40 years of experience in the business so you can be assured your items are in the best hands. In addition, we offer insurance appraisal services for all your jewelry needs. Along with our speedy and reliable repair services we also buy jewelry. We buy gold, silver, diamonds, as well as fine gemstones! We buy at fair prices and have been told we pay top dollar for what we buy. So if you need some extra cash, let us turn those back of the drawer items you never wear into some! Stop in or call us today at 602.923.8200, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Located on the southwest corner of Cactus and Tatum in the Hobby Lobby Complex near Big 5 Sporting Goods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and review us on Yelp. Let us become the Jeweler you trust!

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YWCA To Recognize Outstanding Women Leaders In celebration of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s 24th Annual Tribute to Leadership Luncheon, co-chairs Debbie Gaby and JoAnn Holland announced the 2018 YWCA Tribute to Leadership Honorees. Individual honorees include: • Advocacy: Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges • Advocacy: Christy Moore, founder and owner, Social Spin, Inc. • Community Service Corporate: Jenny Poon, founder, CO+HOOTS CoWorking, eeko Studio, CO+HOOTS Foundation • First Responder: Reda Riddle-Bigler, Captain/paramedic, Phoenix Fire Department • Military: Tiffany Fisher, Veteran Engagement director, Team Red, White, and Blue; First Sergeant, G Co 29th BSB

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• Racial Justice: Dr. Elsie Moore, professor and director, School of Social Transformation and Professor of African American Studies, Arizona State University

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• Dorothy Willey: Kathleen Pechman, senior vice president, Enterprise CRA Manager, Compliance Risk Management, National Bank of Arizona “We are thrilled to co-chair this event which recognizes the great work incredible women and companies perform everyday as well as supporting one of Arizona’s premier nonprofit organizations with a rich history of serving our communities with their outstanding programs,” said Gaby and Holland. Tribute to Leadership is a special event set aside to recognize individuals and corporations that have generously given their time and talents to the community. The 2018 award recipients will join over 250 Tribute to Leadership alumni including Cindy McCain, Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital Patty White and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The 2018 honorees will be formally recognized at The Tribute to Leadership Luncheon February 9 at the Montelucia Resort. For more information and to reserve tickets to the luncheon, visit www.ywcaaz.org.

Save The Date To Celebrate PVCC Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is celebrating 30 years, and the community is invited to join in the festivities. PVCC will host “Bright Stars in Paradise,” a 30th anniversary gala, Saturday, April 14 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge. PVCC was founded by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in 1985, with classes being temporarily held at Paradise Valley High School. Construction of the campus started in 1986 and then was dedicated 30 years ago, with classes starting Fall 1987 with an enrollment of 3781 with 35-40 staff members. Paradise Valley Community College is an integral part of building thriving communities in North Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and Northern Maricopa County. Over the course of 30 years, Paradise Valley Community College has served higher education needs of 166,889 North Valley students and has conferred over 13,513 degrees and/or certificates. Sponsorship opportunities and registration is open for the anniversary gala. To learn about PVCC or to support the gala, visit www.paradisevalley.edu.

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Volunteers from the APS Community Connectors group use paint brushes and tools from the Phoenix Tool Bank to paint a map of the United States at Sine Elementary School in Glendale during the Valley of the Sun United Way’s Day of Action in September. Photo courtesy of Phoenix Community ToolBank

Community ToolBank Providing Tools Of Community Transformation

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Since its inception in 2015, Phoenix Community ToolBank has provided tools to over 40,000 volunteers who have completed nearly 1,000 community improvement projects in the Valley. Executive director Jana Smith says none of this would be possible without the support of generous corporate donations, including the recent $5,000 grant from APS. “APS is so philanthropic and has such an active employee volunteer program, we are thrilled to have them coming on board as a new corporate partner,” explains Smith. “In 2016, APS employees volunteered a total of 120,000 volunteer hours…and with our new partnership, I have no doubt we are going to be seeing a lot of a blue tools in the hands of APS employees!” The Phoenix Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool-lending program that provides organizations with access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer and community benefit projects. By providing the tools, Phoenix Community ToolBank enhances the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, facilitating volunteerism in Phoenix. Smith says companies interested in partnering with Phoenix Community ToolBank, either as a sponsor or for volunteer projects, should visit www. phoenixtoolbank.org or call 602.438.4005.

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Young Musicians To Legendary Artists

Musicfest Winter Festival kicks off in January

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival will bring a deeply diverse lineup of exceptional artists, repertoires and musical styles to Valley venues beginning with Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune: Just in Time January 26. The 19-concert schedule concludes March 16 with Decades Rewind that turns back the clock to the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. In between will be performances by famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein, internationally celebrated Pink Martini, the iconic bandleader/ trumpeter Doc Severinsen, Valley favorite Alice Tatum Band, country superstar Lee Ann Womack, the Festival Orchestra with Maestro Robert Moody featuring premier musicians from the nation’s finest orchestras, and much more. Two events will be held in North Phoenix, including the Young Musicians Winter Concert, scheduled for January 28 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard. Featuring some of the best young classical talent in Arizona, this concert will delight guests as these superb musicians showcase their astounding musical talent, maturity and artistry. The Alison Brown Quartet, takes the stage at La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 East Bell Road in Phoenix, January 31. Grammy winner Alison Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune: Just in Time kicks off the Musicfest Winter Festival Brown has established herself as not only one of the January 26. best banjo players in the world, but also one of the most innovative musicians around today, with a unique sound and style that combines bluegrass, classical, folk, and jazz. For complete details on the 27th annual Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival, call 480.422.8449 or visit www.azmuscifest.org.

January At NAWBO:

Breakthrough In 2018 Join the members of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and their guests for the group’s January 10 meeting and learn how to make 2018 a breakthrough year in business. High-performance mentor Annette Austin will give an interactive presentation about how to unlock one’s full potential using powerful, research-backed tools. “Attendees at this meeting will take away tools that they can immediately use to close more sales, be more productive and discover the number one thing to do to have a breakthrough — seriously,” says Julie S. Cook, NAWBO Phoenix president and owner of Idea Three Creative. “Whether you have a new or established business, our organization provides great resources and opportunities for connections to help you grow.” The January NAWBO meeting will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 East Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Tickets are $43 for members and $53 for guests, and reservations can be made online at www.nawbophx.org.

Handsome ‘Kettle’ Looking For A Fur-Ever Home Kettle is a very peopleoriented doggie. He thrives when taken out for social interactions and activities. The calendar says that Kettle is seven years old, but no one has told him that. He is energetic and loves to be active and on the move. Fetch is his game and his feet start to dance when he sees the leash. He is a 35-pound Staffordshire terrier mix, perfect to fit on a lap for snuggle time or to take out on an adventure. Kettle is available for adoption from Home Fur Good, located at 10220 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. The shelter is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Contact Home Fur Good at 602.971.1334, or visit www.homefurgood.org.


Local Baseball Club Holds Tryouts

ProMusica Arizona will hold auditions for both its Chorale and Orchestra at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix, Monday, January 8, 7:45–9pm. All voices are welcome to audition for Chorale. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A one-minute prepared song is required. Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation and music reading ability. Accompanist will be provided. Attendees should bring sheet music. Auditions for all orchestra instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/ advanced skill level. A one-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org. ProMusica Arizona will be performing two concerts during the second half of its 2017-18 season:

• Dearly Beloved: A Lifetime of Love — February 24, 7:30pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Anthem • Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto — April 14, 2pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix; April 15, 2pm at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Scottsdale The concerts will also be performed in Sun City. For additional information, call 623.326.5172 or visit www.pmaz.org.

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AZ Thunder Baseball Club based in Anthem is holding tryouts for its 14U team. Tryouts, which began in December, will be held by appointment at Inside Pitch Phoenix 1819 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix. The AZ Thunder Baseball Club program focuses on developing all aspects of its players to give them the tools, mental ability and competitive advantage to compete at the highest levels. A player’s league age is determined by his age on May 1, 2017. The schedule for the 14U team will include the opportunity to qualify and to play in at least one National World Series event as well as many other showcase events. AZ Thunder Baseball is part of OS Baseball and together have fielded competitive baseball teams in the 9U to 18U divisions giving players the opportunity to play and be exposed to the highest levels of competition. Currently, the program has had over 40 alumni playing college baseball (D1 through JC) and four players in professional baseball including a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. For more information, call 541.788.8520, send an email azthunderbaseball2017@gmail.com or visit www.leaguelineup.com/ oregon2005 and complete the tryout form.

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Celebrating Tradition, Ceremony & Storytelling: NATIVE

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NATIVE: Festival of Tribal, AZ Art & Entertainers is a multicultural event featuring North American indigenous tribal artists, Arizona artisans and entertainers, and world-champion hoop-dancing performances. Presented by Magic Bird Festivals, the event will take place January 26–28 in Fountain Hills World champion hoop dancers Brian Hammill and Moontee Sinquah will mesmerize audiences with creative multi-colored shapes. Each will be accompanied by their teams in rhythmic song and visual stories of dance.

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• Jan. 26, 1–2pm — Native Spirit with headliner Nedallas Hammill will hoop dance while joined by Toni Hammill, Destiny Hammill and drummer and singer Palmer Loloakema. • Jan. 27, 1–2pm — Moontee Sinquah with Scott and Sampson Sinquah will entertain with hoop dancing and more. • Jan. 28, 1–2pm and 3–4pm — Native Spirit with headliner Brian Hammill will hoop dance accompanied by Nedallas, Destiny and Toni Hammill, along with drummer Brian Hammill and singer Palmer Loloakema. In addition to the performances, guests can marvel at the colorful stories featured artist Jesse Hummingbird tells with his brush. Hummingbird’s vivid acrylic paintings depict Cherokee and other American Indian themes. Recently selected as a Cherokee National Living Treasure for active involvement in preservation and revival of traditional cultural practices, Hummingbird has won multiple awards including the International Tribal Ceremonial, Heard Museum and Santa Fe Market. “Magic Bird Festivals is proud to celebrate Native American art and culture by shining a bright spotlight on traditional tribal artists and entertainers at NATIVE,” said Roberta Toombs-Rechlin, Magic Bird Festivals founder. “This unique show brings the Southwest community together with local and regional artisans.” This outdoor festival features an eclectic selection of more than 100 fine arts and crafts exhibitors, local food vendors, and live music and entertainment. Attendees will also enjoy spectacular views of the Mazatzal Range’s four peaks and Fountain Hills’ landmark fountain. NATIVE runs 10am–5pm daily, January 26–28 at 16872 East Avenue of the Fountains. Visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com for more information, updated schedules and exhibitor opportunities.

The Wit & Wisdom Of Erma Bombeck Comes To Stage

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End is full of the wit and wisdom of the woman herself; written by journalist/sister duo Allison and Margaret Engel, the play allows Erma (Cathy Dresbach) to tell her own story, leading the audience through her years as a mother and housewife who lampooned life in the suburbs in her weekly (then tri-weekly, then heavily syndicated) newspaper column called “At Wit’s End.” Located at11445 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills Theater presents “At Wit’s End” January 5–21. For tickets or information, call 480.837.9661, Extension 3, or visit www.fhtaz.org.

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Children’s Museum To Celebrate Ten Years At Gala The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, in conjunction with the 2018 Children’s Museum Gala co-chairs, Cathy Brown and Rebecca Light, announced details of its biggest fundraiser of the year: 10 Years of Magical Moments. Set for Saturday, March 10, this special event filled with magic and wonder takes place at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix — the perfect setting for a night of playful fun. The 2018 Gala kicks off the Museum’s 10th Birthday Celebration, marking 10 years of bringing joyful learning to children and their families throughout the Valley. A cocktail party begins the celebration at 6pm with entertainment and an array of hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the Valley’s hottest restaurants, followed by a silent auction. Dinner will be served under the stars, catered by The Herb Box Catering. Following dinner, guests will be caught up in the excitement of interactive magic and the live auction, which will include tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway, a trip to Bali, a sleepover at the Museum and a Northern Arizona getaway. The evening will be emceed by the auctioneer Bobby D. Ehlert of Call To Auction. During dinner, the Museum will celebrate the annual Kids at Heart Award recipients. The evening culminates in after-dinner dancing, drinks and desserts. Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Museum’s Every Child Program, which provides free or reduced rate Museum access to families battling financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges. Over 50,000 people visit the Museum annually through the Every Child Program. For additional details or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrensmuseumgala. org or call Tenneille Choi at 604.648.2761.

AASK Sibling Connection Program Strengthens Family Bonds It’s smiles and hugs and squeals of delight as three dozen or so children gather for an afternoon of horseback riding. Or skating. Or bowling. Once a month, children in foster care have the chance to reconnect with their siblings through the Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) Sibling Connection program. “Sibling relationships are usually our longest lasting relationships and one of the most important relationships we have,” says JoAnne Chiariello, who started the Sibling Connection program five years ago. “But children in foster care are often placed in foster homes or group homes apart from their brothers and sisters,” says Chiariello, director of family support services at AASK. Research shows that strong, positive sibling relationships are associated with less loneliness, fewer behavior problems and higher self-worth.

“Maintaining those sibling relationships with regular visits gives a child the base to develop relationships when they get older,” says Chiariello. The AASK Sibling Connection program helps siblings maintain a family relationship and strengthen the bonds between brothers and sisters. Volunteers transport children to AASK-sponsored activities and events throughout the year. “The kids are always happy to see their brothers and sisters,” says Bill Puckett, a long-time volunteer at the monthly events. “They get to see each other grow up.” The Sibling Connection program depends on donations that qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. “AASK uses tax credit gifts to provide services not funded by the state and those gifts may provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your state income tax,” says AASK CEO Ron Adelson. Learn how to volunteer for the Sibling Connection program at www. aask-az.org and learn more about the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit at www.creditsforkids.org.

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The Homeless ID Project, which was founded as the Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the homeless by Rev. Gerald Roseberry, will mark its 30th anniversary in 2018. The need to provide IDs as the most basic necessity for the homeless was one of the conclusions drawn from Roseberry’s month-long, self-imposed homelessness in November of 1987. Over two weekends in December 1987, Roseberry shared excerpts of his journal describing his experience in the Scottsdale Progress: “…loss of dignity from living in filthy surroundings and being treated as a non-person, loneliness for family and loved ones, a sense of helplessness in the face of such intractable problems, anger and hostility evoked by the inflexibility of the System…” Rick Mitchell, executive director of the Homeless ID Project, says that it is no surprise to Rev. Roseberry, or to anyone else in 2018, that homelessness has not ended. The prospect of homelessness is no less frightening now than it was then, but the social services community in the Phoenix-metro area is far better equipped to help those who desire to end their homelessness than it was in 1987. This is due to people like Roseberry, and to the entire individual donor and corporate grant cultures that have risen to answer this incredible calling. The Human Resources Campus at 12th Avenue and Madison in Phoenix offers a wealth of resources for the homeless that were not available in 1987. Housing, emergency shelter, case management, long term nutritional assistance, medical and dental care and job placement — complete with clothing and transportation accommodations — are all available to those seeking to escape homelessness. Of course, none of these things happen without identification. Providing replacement documents that empower individuals to end their homelessness is the sole mission of the Homeless ID Project; a mission that the donors, volunteers and employees have been carrying out since Roseberry set up shop in the original dining building at St. Vincent DePaul at the corner of Madison and 9th Ave in 1988. As the organization welcomes 2018, it plans to serve more than 10,000 individuals and provide 8,500 identifying documents, remembering Roseberry’s contributions — including his time in self-imposed exile — and following the clear path that he set out 30 years ago. Learn more about the Homeless ID Project at www.azhomeless.org.

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Join the Valley of the Sun JCC Wednesday, January 31, from 1pm to 3pm, as internationally renowned Alzheimer’s investigator Dr. Pierre N. Tariot shares the latest research regarding prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and the possible impact that it could have for individuals and future generations. As researchers work behind the scenes, hear from Heather Mulder, outreach program manager about the difference between “senior moments” and “something more” and actions that can be taken now to reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The event is in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter; Belmont Village Senior Living, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute/Banner Sun Health Research Institute and the Valley of the Sun JCC. The event will be held at Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Seating will be limited. Register for the January 31 event at the Alzheimer’s Association website via www.vosjcc.org/alzheimers.

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Pictured L-R: Brian Van Winkle, Vessel, principal architect; Patty Villeneuve, president and CEO of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Gates, Vessel, architect (behind); Jeff Kraus, Spectrum Retirement, managing director; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; Mike Tarver, MT Builders, CEO; J.R. Comita, Spectrum, vice president of Life Enrichment.

Lone Mountain Memory Care celebrated its grand opening in December. The senior living community, located at 7171 East Lone Mountain Road in Scottsdale, caters exclusively to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The new community, owned and operated by Denver-based Spectrum Retirement, features 56 apartments for seniors and their families looking for an option on the north side of the city. Lone Mountain is Spectrum’s first community exclusively dedicated to memory care. As such, the community is highly differentiated in its offerings, which are all designed to help residents maintain their independence, and in many cases, help them learn lost skills. To meet the needs of its residents, Lone Mountain maintains a high level of staff-to-resident ratios in all departments. Caregivers follow a unique Montessoriinspired approach to dementia care, which is focused on non-pharmacological, activities-based interventions that both improve functioning and generate a positive experience for the individual. Among the highly-trained staff is a director of Resident Services, whose full-time focus is to cater to the needs of the residents, with hotel-quality concierge services and attention. Move-in is eased by Spectrum’s “Transitions Program,” which helps the resident and their families deal with this often-overwhelming experience. Each resident has a private duty caregiver helping them through the process, and Lone Mountain staff prepare the way by managing medical and community paperwork before the move. Lone Mountain residents will also benefit from new technology, including Passive Monitoring Technology that monitors movement and applies cuttingedge algorithms that can predict with 90 percent accuracy that a resident is at a fall risk before the fall happens. An iN2L computer system offers over 3,000 applications and content items that provide for social connection, intellectual stimulation, physical engagement and many much more content, and SPARK Memories Radio, a streaming music app designed to stir memories, trigger brain activity and enhance quality of life in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. For more information, visit www.spectrumretirement.com.


SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE School choice is abundant in Arizona and having the option to choose your child’s school can be overwhelming. Why consider PVSchools in your selection process? With state-of-the-art technology coupled with cutting-edge programs, PVSchools meets the learning needs of all students. We provide a robust and challenging curriculum to ensure students aren’t only college and career ready, but prepared for the 21st century. There’s still time to consider one of our 44 DR. JAMES P. LEE schools. Our open enrollment period for 2018-19 Paradise Valley Unified School District is underway until January 21. Some of our noteworthy programs include: • Summit Personalized Learning teaches students how to plan, set small goals to achieve a bigger goal and choose what they are learning. This program is available at Aire Libre Elementary, Desert Trails Elementary, Eagle Ridge Elementary, Pinnacle Peak Preparatory and Whispering Wind Academy. • Volunteer in Paradise (VIP) tutors work with students who need extra academic support. VIP is available at eight elementary schools, including Arrowhead, Hidden Hills, Campo Bello, Desert Shadows, Echo Mountain Primary, Mercury Mine, North Ranch and Sunset Canyon. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/vip. • Foreign Language Immersion programs prepare students to compete and succeed in a global marketplace. Mandarin is offered at Whispering Wind Academy, and Spanish is offered at Sandpiper Elementary.

• Digital Learning Center for the Gifted provides Sunrise Middle students with an interdisciplinary learning environment. • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme’s challenging framework encourages Vista Verde Middle students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. For parents interested in exploring our preschool options (Gifted, Montessori, Special Education and traditional), please join us for Preschool Universe on January 25 at 5:30pm at Fireside Elementary, 3725 East Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix. To learn more about our signature programs and open enrollment options, visit www.pvschools.net/open or call 602.449.2000. To reach Dr. Lee or for more information about the Paradise Valley Unified School District, call 602.449.2000 or visit www.pvschools.net.

Sunrays Offer Kids’ Night Out The Arizona Sunrays will host its super-fun Kids’ Night Out event January 20 from 6pm to 10pm for ages 3 to 14. Children will enjoy an evening of gymnastics, dance, organized games, sports, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines, obstacle courses, and then wind down the evening by watching a movie. Pizza and drinks are included. The cost is $30 per child with a $5 off sibling discount. Advanced registration is required. Arizona Sunrays is located at 15801 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.992.5790 or www.arizonasunrays.com.

STEM Event Seeks To Inspire Children The University of Arizona (UA), in partnership with Cox Communications, presents its fourth annual Connect2STEM — a family-friendly event that celebrates science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Through this free event, youth of all ages can experience the wonders of STEM hands-on, encouraging them to one day pursue a degree or occupation in one of the related fields. The 2018 event will feature more than 150 hands-on activities: • The STEM Revolution Mobile Lab

• The Wildcat Play Hospital

• Financial Literacy Zone, sponsored by USAA and featuring Luke Air Force Base

• Interactive tables from corporations like APS, Google, Intel and Blue Cross Blue Shield

• Arizona Challenger Space Center • da Vinci® Surgical System • Cow eyeball and pig heart dissections • The Wildcat Water Lab • All three state Universities — University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University • More than 55 departments, clubs, schools and organizations

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• Core Knowledge® guides content from grade to grade and encourages steady academic progress from one year to the next. This program is offered at Mountain Trail Middle, Boulder Creek Elementary, Desert Springs Preparatory, Eagle Ridge Elementary, Fireside Elementary, Grayhawk Elementary, Mercury Mine Elementary, Pinnacle Peak Preparatory, Sunset Canyon Elementary, Wildfire Elementary and Shea Middle.

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• Fun science and learning activities from community partners like the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the Arizona Science Center • Connect2Careers sessions — which have featured a heart surgeon and an engineer from Intel in years past — will engage Arizona’s youth in discovering potential careers The fourth annual Connect2STEM will take place January 27, 10am–3pm, at UA College of Medicine, 550 East Van Buren Street in Downtown Phoenix. To register for this free event, visit www.phoenixmed. arizona.edu/connect2stem.

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From Arizona grass-fed beef and pasture raised pork from Tucson, Arcadia Meat Market is bringing trust and transparency back to the food chain at this throwback corner shop led by a secondgeneration butcher. As a partner at Arizona’s only certified grass-fed beef producer, Nick Addante saw an opportunity in the natural meats business and prepared to open a corner butcher store in the heart of Phoenix in early 2018. But it wasn’t until he met his partner in the soon-to-open Arcadia Meat Market (3950 East Indian School Road), a secondgeneration butcher who was literally raised in the meat industry in New Zealand, that Addante realized what was really missing in today’s factory-fed, mass-market meat industry — trust, transparency and a skilled L–R: Nick Addante and Luigi Paroli; Photo neighborhood butcher who cares about what courtesy of Arcadia Meat Market his customers are eating with their families. With master butcher Luigi Paroli in tow, Addante has spent the last year travelling across the West meeting with the best butchers and ranchers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon, and sourcing the best all-natural products, from pasture raised grass-fed beef and lamb, to pasture raised pork and free range organic chicken, eggs and more. “All our meats are free range and pasture raised, never had any antibiotics or hormones and the animals we sell have always eaten healthy food resulting in the best quality meats.” Addante says. “We believe that healthy animals raised in open pastures make for a healthier planet and healthy happy customers. We work with producers that care about our planet and the animals they raise. Our ranchers practice sustainable farming methods, so their business may continue to thrive for generations to come.” Scheduled to open January 11 inside a custom-designed 1,200-square-foot space, the Arcadia Meat Market is more than just a modern take on the classic corner butcher shop. As a whole animal butchery, meats will be hand-cut onsite (and in-sight thanks to small windows into the cutting room and cooler) by Paroli, while prepared goods such as the grab-and-go dinner packs have no preservatives, GMOs or harmful chemicals. “It’s all about bringing back trust and transparency, because I was raised on that, including 8,000 hours of training under a master butcher in Wellington, New Zealand,” Paroli says. Open daily, the market will feature a 10-foot meat display case front and center, plus three more displays on left for grab-and-go items, such as ready-to-cook family meals, housemade bone broths and frozen goods. Arcadia Meat Market will also offer small batch seasonings, cheeses, wines, charcuterie and even locally-grown microgreens, plus cold-pressed juices coming soon. For more information, visit www.arcadiameatmarket.com.

Camp-style Morning Meal Favorites Come To Central Phoenix Camp Social has launched a new brunch menu. Available every Saturday and Sunday 10am–3pm, the menu features breakfast classics with a camp-style kick. Hearty classic brunch menu items include the American Breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage and crispy potatoes; Zach’s Omelet with ham, red pepper, onion, mushrooms and white cheddar; and the Buttermilk Biscuits with sausage gravy. Out of the box camp-inspired dishes include the Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich with egg, ham and bacon; Crispy Pulled Pork Scramble with potato, onion, red bell pepper, hatch chile and basil; and Sangria’s Breakfast Pizza with sausage gravy, bacon, potatoes, eggs and cheese. The Campfire Berry Pancake; Steel Cut Oatmeal with fruit, granola and maple syrup; and Chilaquiles Corn Tortillas with egg, chorizo sausage, salsa verde and cotija cheese round out the brunch menu. Bottomless mimosas and camp-style Bloody Marys serve as a delicious complement to any menu selection. For more information, call 480.750.0506 or visit www.campsocial.com.

Square One Concepts Founder Named 2017 ‘Restaurateur of the Year’ Square One Concepts’ founder and CEO S. Barrett Rinzler has been named “2017 Restaurateur of the Year” and was inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame at a reception at the historic Wrigley Mansion in November. In addition, Joshua James Amonson of Square One Concepts’ Bourbon & Bones Chophouse + Bar also was nominated for “Best Upcoming Chef.” The awards program in its 26th year is presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts and recognizes Arizona’s “culinary elite.” Only four are nominated each of six categories. Square One Concepts is based in Scottsdale and has multiple brands in addition to Bourbon & Bones, the fashionable steakhouse on Scottsdale Road, in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Rinzler’s Square One Concepts created the rapidly expanding Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, with eight locations in metro Phoenix and San Diego, with two additional locations set to open January 2018. The company also is originator of Famous 48, opened in November in Downtown Scottsdale; Wasted Grain, a relaxed-yet-upscale bar and restaurant in the popular Downtown Scottsdale entertainment district; and The Funky Monk, a 70s-themed restaurant and bar with two locations in nearby Tempe, home to Arizona State University, as well as in Tucson. The annual Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards are determined by “an electoral kitchen” of chefs, mixologists, media, farmers, organization leaders and board members. The voting body includes the Scottsdale League for the Arts membership, the food and beverage community, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, and past recipients of the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards. Other categories in 2017 were “Mixologist of the Year,” “Brewer of the year,” “Winemaker of the Year,” “Food Writer of the Year” and “Food Truck of the Year.” Visit www.squareoneconceptsinc.com for more information.


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Carefree Welcomes CIVANA Emerging next-generation wellness resort

The next generation of leisure wellness experience is being defined with the launch this spring of CIVANA in Carefree. CIVANA tethers together wellness programing, sustainable MAYOR design and hotel asset/property management in a proven Town of Carefree model promoting “Sustainable Wellness” for healthier living 480.488.3686 and travel. “The established wellness emersion resorts, such as www.carefree.org Canyon Ranch, target the top 10 percent of affluent travelers, leaving 90 percent of this market underserved. CIVANA will bring a more attainable wellness experience to a larger target market, designed for today’s sophisticated traveler of all ages,” according to Kevin Kelly, CIVANA Chairman and CEO. CIVANA will be a collection of sustainable wellness resorts, the first of which is the 189-room Carefree Resort. A $40 million project will transform this 1964 mid-century modern hotel. Renovations underway are updated rooms and public spaces, a world-class spa, movement studios, a state-of-the-art fitness center and healthy as well as more traditional cuisine. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018. The CIVANA management team will be headed up by Kevin Kelly, former Canyon Ranch President and Chief Branding Officer. Mr. Kelly will be supported by a seasoned executive team all of whom have held senior officer positions in the international spa, hotel and cruise line industries. CIVANA will be co-managed by Holualoa Companies, a real estate investment firm with over $2 billion of transactions. Many of the founding partners and the Board of Directors of CIVANA are drawn from the hospitality industry. Carefree is pleased to work together with Mr. Kelly and CIVANA on this breakthrough concept. Based upon all indications, CIVANA promises to be very successful and to draw a steady flow of visitors throughout the year, many of whom will be “celebrities.” CIVANA is remaining open during this renovation, and we encourage all Foothills residents to stop by, look at the quality of the renovations being made and to eat in one of their many fine restaurants. See you there.

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Enjoy Yoga In The Gardens Area residents are invited to soak up the beauty of Carefree Desert Gardens while enjoying free yoga presented by the Desert Foothills YMCA (www. valleyymca.org/desert-foothills). Bring water and a yoga mat Monday’s at 11am for an hour-long session of yoga under the Carefree Sundial. Go to www.visitcarefree.com to confirm calendar dates and times.

See You On The Trolley!

Through a collaborative community partnership between the Towns of Carefree and Cave Creek, and area businesses, a free Foothills Trolley service was initiated Saturday, December 2. Carefree Mayor Les Peterson states that the Trolley service will provide a unique experience to enjoy the beautiful mountain desert vistas nestled around both Carefree’s and Cave Creek’s distinctive restaurants and shops. The Trolley service will operate a 30-minute loop connecting each community’s business district every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 9pm through April. Stops will include Historical Carefree Spanish Village and the famous Carefree Sundial as well as Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Frontier Town, Grotto/Red Truck, The Horny Toad, Las Tiendas, Local Jonny’s, Mountain View Pub, Stagecoach Village within the Town of Cave Creek. Carefree Council member Mike Farrar, the driving force in developing the Foothills Trolley, stated that, “The free Trolley service is a fun, social and entertaining way to bond our two communities together into one amazing place and offer a unique attraction for weekend travelers to experience our wonderful restaurants, businesses and fantastic mountain vistas. We are all very excited and we cannot thank enough everyone involved in making this happen.” For more information, call the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3686.


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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Tuesday, November 28, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for the remodeled Foothills Animal Rescue Boutique. Located at 23030 North Pima Road in North Scottsdale, the boutique is the shelter’s primary source of revenue. It is a non-consignment, volunteer-based shop that sells clothing, furniture, housewares, accessories, jewelry and more. Resident support at the boutique supports the rescue’s mission to find loving homes through adoption, care and rescue of homeless cats and dogs. Foothills Animal Rescue Boutique accepts donations Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Any donated item that cannot be resold in the boutique is donated to other animal welfare groups and the Salvation Army. For additional information, call 480.585.5777 or visit www.foothillsanimal.org/boutique.

Save The Date For Carefree Restaurant Week The newly formed Carefree Restaurant Association announced that Carefree’s very own Restaurant Week will be held in May 2018. From May 4 through May 13, local Carefree restaurants will offer exciting prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Prices range from $20–$30 for lunch and $40–$50 for dinner. Menus and full details of participating restaurants can be found soon online at www.carefreerestaurants.com. From Latin cuisine or family-style Italian to modern American, soul food, high tea or simply a good old-fashioned burger, there is something to suit every palate. Save the date and get ready to dine local this spring and experience eating out Carefree style.


A Soul from Minnesota

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I am excited to announce the publication of my book, A Soul from Minnesota. Yes, I am that soul. Six years ago, the CITYSunTimes invited me to write personal essays for a “Soul Connection” column. Some of those stories have been expanded and appear in the book, as well as new essays about living in Arizona, growing up in Minnesota, embarrassments, experiences of divine presence, family, fate and the flow of life. ALLEN NOHRE I am grateful to Writer Kathryn Miller, editorin-chief of the CITYSunTimes for writing the Foreword to A Soul from Minnesota. She described the stories as, “sometimes poignant, sometimes funny and always genuine,” and invited readers to join on a journey of recognizing the importance of life’s milestones and making soul connections. The book is available in paperback and a Kindle version on Amazon.com. If you should read A Soul from Minnesota, I hope my stories will trigger your memories, so you too can relive your stories of the unique you, moments when you felt at home in your soul and energized by your spirit. Happy New Year!

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

Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer for Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center and can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

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CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 Superb 1 acre building lot in area of million dollar homes. Walking distance to Carefree shops and restaurants, yet private and gated. Black Mountain views could be out the windows of your custom home. MLS#5445335 $175,000

CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS 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# 5667611 REDUCED $168,500

The Sonoran Arts League’s Gallery at el Pedregal will host an Art Party and reception Saturday, January 20, 1–4pm. The event will include fine art, artist demonstrations, food and musical performances. The Gallery at el Pedregal is located at 34505 North Scottsdale Road, 2nd floor. For more information, call 480.575.6624 or visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.

46300 N SEVEN SPRINGS ROAD, #36 Charming cabin along flowing Camp Creek with lush green shade in the summer and fall change of color. Part of the Camp Creek Recreational Residence Tract in the Tonto National Forest. Upgraded kitchen, loft bedroom, furnished. At about 3400” elevation, terrific hiking to Indian ruins, pleasant drive from the Valley. Electricity, phone, water, satellite TV and internet available. MLS#5666178 $89,000

CAREFREE COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE ANOTHER NEW Classic, Modern Landmark Office Building Now for Lease. Corner of Elbow Bend & Nonchalant. 7405 Nonchalant, 2,500 sq.ft. New building. Seven Luxury Office Suites, 234-410 sq.ft. Can be combined. Turnkey ready. Tile and carpeting throughout. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. A home office away from home. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE GALLERIA 3755 Hum Road. 1 suite available, ground floor, 710 sq.ft. Excellent exposure for retail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available. Two 2nd floor offices, elevator access. 710 and 720 sq.ft. Private baths, individual heating and cooling. Excellent views. CAREFREE CORNERS 7509 Cave Creek Road. Corner of Elbow Bend & Cave Creek Road. 2 suites available, 3,165 sq.ft. each. 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 available. Excellent exposure. 22 EASY ST 2 story plus basement building, 5,535 sq.ft. Excellent exposure. Ideal furniture, galleries, upscale retail, etc. Lease back available to qualified buyer. Offered for $839,000.

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A rare opportunity to own and build on this exceptional lot which includes a tennis court. Ample room to build your dream home, affording exquisite views to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. Grading and drainage plans included with the lot. MLS#5445230 $172,500

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Tea Room To Celebrate 2018 British Royal Happenings This year marks a momentous year for the British royal family, with a new baby and a royal wedding all happening during the spring. The English Rose Tea Room will celebrate both historic occasions with all the pomp and pageantry of a royal event. Saturday, March 3, celebrate the birth of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s third child with a royal baby shower at the English Rose Tea Room. Saturday, May 19, celebrate the royal wedding. Be a part of history as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot and become husband and wife. The English Rose Tea Room knows how to throw a celebration party, this is one residents won’t want to miss. For more details, call 480.488.4812 or visit www.carefreetea.com.


Madison O’Sullivan

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Lauren Benjamin

Last month, Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) congratulated Madison O’Sullivan, first place winner, and Lauren Benjamin, third place winner, (out of 1,800 entries) for Arizona State University’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration contest. The theme this year is “Look Deeper Speak Louder.” In their congratulatory letter, ASU noted that this theme “inspired creative artistry from students throughout the state.” Dr. Steve Bebee, principal of CSHS said, “We are all very proud of Madison and Lauren and their passion for service of others. CSHS will be well represented with these two outstanding young ladies.” The Falcons will be honored at the 33rd Annual ASU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in January. The breakfast will be held at ASU’s Tempe campus with family members, teachers, principal and superintendent all invited to attend. Christine Marsh, 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year and the Falcon’s English teacher said, “Both of these young ladies were able to see people in their lives exhibiting leadership skills through their service to others. Both essays were heartfelt and touching, and I am impressed at how Madison and Lauren so poignantly wrote about how people turned tragic events into an opportunity to help others.” For more information, contact Bebee at sbebee@ccusd93.org or visit www.ccusd93.org.

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Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar Series Kicks Off Plant Palette Selections & Horticulture

When making plant selections for landscape, many may rush into purchases because a plant is pretty and pleasing to the eye. Many times, they soon discover that the plants will not thrive in the new environment. The Carefree Desert Gardens welcomes Cesar Mazier, president of Cesar Mazier Landscaping & Consulting, Inc., Saturday, January 13. He will discuss

environment and landscape conditions as well as the background and spaces plants will occupy. These are important issues that need to be considered in advance of purchases in order to ensure the perfect result. Mazier, former Director of Horticulture for the Desert Botanical Garden, is internationally recognized for his expertise in desert horticulture. He has interacted with botanical gardens and national parks throughout the world. He has appeaered on PBS and HGTV. In 2002, Cesar was the recipient of the

prestigious Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home and Garden magazine. This is the first of four programs of the 2018 Carefree Desert Gardens seminar series. The seminars, which usually includes a plant raffle, will begin at 9:30am and run approximately until noon at the Town Council Chambers’ new location at 33 Easy Street and Nonchalant Avenue, Carefree. A $5 (or more) donation is appreciated to support these programs. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited. For more information, call 480.488.3686.

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The blistering speeds of the Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s Rubik’s Cube team and solo competitors have earned them “Elite Team” and “Elite Cubers” status, as well as top rankings in the You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube Speed League. The team solved 25 3x3 Rubik’s Cubes in 3:48 (three minutes, forty-eight seconds) at a Rubik’s Cube challenge during the 2016-17 school year. During the solo portion of the competition, Ty Wilson solved a single Rubik’s Cube in 15.661. The Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s team ranks second in Arizona for Division 1. Ty Wilson ranks number one in the state for elementary students and is ranked as the number one elementary student nationally from You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions. Dr. Matt Schenk, Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s principal said, “The students in the Rubik’s Cube Club have continued to be a source of pride and inspiration for our school.” During the timed competition, teams of eight students worked collectively to solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes in the fastest time. Members of teams who could solve the cube in under two minutes also competed in solo events to solve one cube in the fastest time. The Speed League is a new national leaderboard of the fastest elementary, middle and high school teams and solo competitors in the U.S. who have solved the Rubik’s Cube in record times. The leaderboard shows the rank, school and time of the fastest teams and solo competitors for the 2016-17 school year. Results can be filtered by kindergarten through fifth grade (Division 1), sixth through eighth grade (Division 2) and ninth through twelfth grade (Division 3), or for all divisions. Viewers can also see the results by state or nationwide. Visit www.youcandothecube.com for Speed League results and to learn more about participating in or hosting a competition. Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s Rubik’s Cube team


The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce offers another opportunity to mix and mingle with Chamber members January 10, 5:30–7:30pm. Always the second Wednesday of every month, network, socialize and win prizes at the monthly Business Showcase event. The cost is $5 for members; $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). Raffle tickets are only $1 each. Those interested in promoting a business or a discount or promotion may can bring a $30 item to raffle and get a 30-second commercial about their business. January’s event will be held at Venues Café, located at 34 Easy Street in Carefree. For information about Venues, call 480.595.9909 or visit www.venuescafe.com. For additional information about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) will present Charlotte’s Web January 12–21 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. Charlotte’s Web tells the timeless story of true friendship, when a miraculous spider saves the life of a “terrific” pig. For more than 45 years this classic tale has captured the imaginations and hearts of parents and children alike. This stage version brings the beloved E.B. White story to life with heart. Charlotte’s Web is directed by Mikaela Belsan. Residents are invited to join the cast early Sunday, January 15, at 12:15pm, for Charlotte’s Terrific Tea Party. The tea party will be hosted in the lobby of the theater by the English Rose Tea Room. Enjoy a traditional English tea, hear stories told by Fern herself and meet some of the cast. Tickets are $15 and includes lunch and event. Tickets to the play are additional. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.1981 or visit www.dftheater.org.

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Carefree Desert Gardens Open 365 Days/ Free Admission The Crown Jewel of Carefree, and an amazing oasis in the desert, the Carefree Desert Gardens is only one of two public botanical gardens in the Valley. Located along Easy Street in downtown, the garden is situated on four acres where couples and families can stroll and enjoy rare and fascinating desert plant specimens on a self-guided walking tour, which leads visitors to experience a purely visual and emotional connection with nature.

Feb. 10: Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar — Attracting Birds to the Landscape

Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street; 9:30am–noon

Every Monday: Free Yoga at the Carefree Sundial by Desert Foothills YMCA

Presented by Carol Stuttard, master gardener, gardening educator, certified desert landscape designer and Desert Botanical Garden horticulture instructor; $5 suggested donation.

Carefree Desert Gardens — 11am–noon

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Every Friday Through May: Carefree Farmers Market

Carefree Desert Gardens under the Carefree Sundial — 9am–1pm Expanded market with over 40 vendors.

Shop Historic Spanish Village Historic Spanish Village in Carefree is one of the most picturesque and historic landmark properties in Arizona with a unique history and identity that has maintained its appeal and deep local loyalty for decades. Visit the new Bacan Restaurant and the first restaurant in Carefree, Black Mountain Café. Art, galleries, salons, spas, unique shops and more! Historically, the grounds have seen the likes of Carefree’s founders Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer as well as other famous celebrities. Located along whimsical 7211 East Ho Road. Visit www. historicspanishvillage.com.

December – April 30: Carefree/Cave Creek Foothills Trolley The Foothills Trolley provides a unique experience to enjoy the beautiful mountain desert vistas nestled around both Carefree and Cave Creek’s distinctive restaurants and shops. The Trolley service will operate on the weekends, 11am–9pm, and make a 30-minute loop connecting Carefree and Cave Creek. Stops include Historic Spanish Village, Mariachi Plaza and the Carefree Sundial. For more information, call the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3686.

Jan. 19–21: Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Carefree Town Center — 10am–5pm

Featuring more than 125 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad. Artists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand-blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more. This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. Admission: $3; wine tasting ticket/souvenir glass: $10. Visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.

Jan. 13: Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar — Plant Palette Selection and Horticulture

March 10: Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar — Desert Medicinal Plants Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street; 9:30am–noon

Presented by JoAnn Sanchez, community herbalist, botanical medicine educator and adjunct faculty at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine; $5 suggested donation.

March 16–18: Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree Town Center – 10am-5pm

This three-day festival is widely known as a collector’s show, due to its rigorous jury, which produces a festival unequaled in quality. The streets of Downtown Carefree close, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. The event is enhanced by the beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop of Carefree. These festivals touch each of the senses, with fine wines, mouthwatering chocolates, the visual feast of art and the subtle sound of ambient music. Admission: $3; wine tasting ticket with souvenir glass: $10. Visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.

Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street; 9:30am–noon

March 24: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Presented by Cesar Mazier, owner and president of Cesar Mazier Landscaping & Consulting; former Director of Horticulture at Desert Botanical Gardens; $5 suggested donation.

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April 14: Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar — Pleasing the Pollinators Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street; 9:30am to noon

Presented by Kirti Mathura, former horticulturist at Desert Botanical Gardens, co-author of The Arizona Low Desert Flower Guide and Desert Landscaping for Beginners; $5 suggested donation.

Oct. 19 – 28: Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Carefree Desert Gardens

Featuring renowned artist and Sculptor Ray Villafane. Discover the Carefree Desert Gardens as they come to life with whimsical pumpkin carvings, 400-pound pumpkins, scarecrows, pumpkin patch, hay rides, arts and crafts, beer garden, pumpkin culinary treats, merchandise and much more. Fun for all ages. Free admission. Rated “Best in the Valley” by Phoenix Magazine and a “Top Things to Do in Arizona in October 2017” by Food Network Magazine. Visit www.carefreepumpkingarden.com.

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Nov. 15 – January: Holiday Lights in the Garden

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The event will feature a mixture of exciting patriotic music and special speakers who will share their experiences from the past, Packages from Home, Veterans Heritage Project and more. By popular request, the finale will once again include the bugle call, “The Last Post,” followed by TAPS on dueling bugles.

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Nov. 11: Carefree 10th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Carefree Desert Gardens Glow! Take a stroll through the Gardens and enjoy the beautiful displays and holiday themed events. Even the sundial has its own special light! Check www. visitcarefree.com for more details.

Nov. 30: Carefree Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Start feeling the magic of the holiday spirit with the lighting of the 26’ Carefree Christmas tree. Details can be found at www.christmasincarefree.com.

April 1 – Oct. 1: Kiwanis Splash Park Open Carefree Desert Gardens

December: Christmas in Carefree

Cool off and get wet in the third season celebrating the Splash Pad. Visit a Scorpion centered within the splash pad named “KIWANI” who is an exciting, one-of-a-kind addition. The scorpion comes to life when guests least expect it, creating an all new level of interactivity and team play experience. It is an exciting focal point for Carefree’s water park and, combined with the other ground spray jets, creates a magical, nature-inspired play environment.

April – May: Music in the Gardens Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

The Town of Carefree will once again offer an exciting line-up of diverse, talented performers at the Music in the Gardens concert series. Stunning surroundings of the beautiful Carefree Desert Gardens makes for a unique and memorable outdoor experience. For details and times: www.visitcarefree.com or 480.488.3686.

May 28: Carefree Memorial Day Tribute Join the Town of Carefree and the American Legion for a tribute to those who have served. Go to www.visitcarefree.com for more information.

Oct. 31: Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat Celebration Along Easy Street; 5–7pm

Brought you by local business Bella Donna and Cane Boutique, this safe alternative to trickor-treating is fun and brings an extension to the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden festival, and makes a great pre-Halloween party activity. Children and families are invited to walk a long Easy Street visiting car trunks decorated creatively by local businesses and residents collecting treats the Carefree way. Visit www.carefreepumpkingarden.com.

Nov. 10: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion — 7-11am Visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.

Christmas in Carefree is a community celebration designed to create memories for the entire family. Plan to stroll the elegantly decorated four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens day or night and visit Santa every weekend before Christmas. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss the parade, fireworks extravaganza, real snow, arts and crafts, unique entertainment, a Carefree Christmas Market and plenty of photo opportunities for children, families and veterans of all ages! Free admission (some events require an RSVP or fee). Visit www.christmasincarefree.com.

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Check out www.visitcarefree.com for all new event updates, and follow “Town of Carefree” on Facebook and Instagram. All event details are current at the time of publication. Please contact the respective venue or organization prior to attendance.

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AZGFD Seeks Citizen Scientists To Aid In American Kestrel Project Standing at less than 11 inches tall, the American kestrel is a mighty bird of prey, yet the future of this fierce little falcon is uncertain, as populations are on the decline nationally. Locally, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is enlisting the help of landowners and citizen scientists to assist biologists as part of the American Kestrel Partnership, a program designed to collect data to be used to conserve this important species for future generations. AZGFD is participating in the partnership, which is coordinated nationally by The Peregrine Fund. “The goal of this project is to provide nesting habitat and raise awareness for kestrels in Arizona, while contributing to national efforts to assist these falcons,” said Kurt Licence, an AZGFD biologist. “This great citizen science opportunity will help us to collect data to guide management decisions that could impact the stability of kestrel populations. That data will help us to better understand why long-term studies have shown that American kestrel populations have declined 50 percent across their range in the past 40 years.” Since joining the national program this year, the department has partnered with more than 45 Arizona land managers, including private, tribal, nonprofit, governmental and non-governmental entities interested in contributing to the study. Participants assist in identifying locations to install a nest box and allow access for monitoring and maintenance. There are more than 70 kestrel nest boxes around the state and more are being added weekly. Nest boxes can be installed in open fields, deserts,

grasslands, meadows, wetlands or sparse woodland. Participants monitor the nest boxes at least twice each season: once when there are likely eggs and again within 30 days. They will also share observations about the nest with AZGFD or enter them online and are encouraged to clean the nest box every winter. “Our goal is to provide breeding habitat for this charismatic species and rewarding wildlife conservation opportunities for the community, while collecting valuable information to aid in future management decisions that benefit kestrels,” Licence said. American kestrels are North America’s smallest and most colorful falcon. They eat insects, small rodents, reptiles and birds. Kestrels can be found from Alaska to South America and prefer habitats with short ground vegetation and sparse obstructions. In Arizona, this falcon typically lays four to five eggs between March and August. The American Kestrel Partnership consists of more than 600 partners, recording data from more than 1,400 kestrel nests from Alaska to Argentina. For more information about the program, visit www.azgfd.gov/kestrel or e-mail raptors@azgfd.gov.

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Carefree residents and visitors alike are invited to meet local gallery owners who have partnered with local restaurants to bring First Friday Art Walks to the downtown area. Attendees set their own pace as they stroll through Carefree exploring galleries and dining on local cuisine. The events are scheduled every First Friday of the month starting at happy hour. Learn more about events in Downtown Carefree at www.visitcarefree.com.


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“Bath Time” by pastel artist Gary Binder

P.E.O. Chapter Fundraiser To Feature Local Artists Serving the Community Since 2002

The Carefree P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter FG will host its annual art and tea fundraiser, From Palette to Palate Lunch, Art & Tea, at Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale, January 30 from 11am to 2pm. Proceeds from this event support educational opportunities for women. This year’s featured artists include Gary Binder, Nicolette Bonnstetter, Ingrid Donaldson, Paul Gill and April Howland. As part of the program, each artist will speak briefly about their art. Artists also will have artwork for sale. The cost for the event is $50 per person. Reservations are due by January 24. For more information, contact Mary James at mgjames8@gmail.com or 515.321.3022.

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Save The Dates: March Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Thunderbird Artists presents its next Carefree signature event, the 23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, March 16–18. The festival will feature artistic duo AkZhana Abdalieva and Maxim Maximov, as well as wine tasting, live musical entertainment, fine foods and specialty chocolates. This festival features more than 150 juried, world-class artists displaying over 5,000 original pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums. Wine tasting, as well as rum sampling, is also offered, with a vast array of wines to sample from around the world, while delicious food and delectable chocolates supply the final touches to the unparalleled ambience this festival holds. This fine art event, widely known as “a Collector’s Paradise,” will take place in the heart of Downtown Carefree, surrounded by beautiful gardens emphasizing the plants and cacti indigenous to the Arizona desert. Hours are 10am–5pm each day. Admission is $3, and parking is free all weekend. For additional information, Artwork by featured artist AkZhana Abdalieva visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.


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Art Gallery To Stay Open Friday Evenings

• Ted Phillip Denton — Canvas, Metal, Clay (Carefree) • Joy Landau — Jewelry, Photography (Carefree) • Yenny Cocq — Bronze Miniature Figurative Sculptures (Santa Fe, NM) • Andrea Cook — Fiber Art (Anthem) • DaVidRo — Kiln-Formed Glass (Palm Springs, CA) • Hans Finsterwalder — Wood Turnings (Lake Havasu City) • Ken Gometz — Ceramics (Phoenix) • Pat Isaacson — Kiln-Formed Glass (Scottsdale)

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Beginning this month, the Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art Gallery will be open late every Friday evening, along with most of the other galleries and restaurants in the town of Carefree. There will be special events every Friday night, including First Friday Art Walks, art talks, artist openings and other offerings. For the month of February, the gallery will focus on jewelry and highlight the exquisite creations of Native American artists that the owners are so proud to represent. “We invite you to stop by and visit us anytime,” says Ted Phillip Denton, “but especially on Friday evenings where you can browse the galleries and then afterwards enjoy dinner at one of the fine restaurants in Carefree.” Now in its 5th season in Carefree, the gallery will feature its incredible, longstanding artists:

• Tom Kreuser — Ceramics (Phoenix) • Joey Morgan — Composite Imagery (Phoenix) In addition, five new, extraordinary artists will be featured:

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• Puck Hogenboom — Burnished Clay Pottery (Santa Fe, NM) • Lisa Pedolsky — Ceramics (Durango, CO) • Duane Maktima — Contemporary Native American Jewelry (Santa Fe, NM) • Benson Manygoats — Contemporary Native American Jewelry (Gallup, NM) • Jovanna Poblano — Beaded Jewelry (Zuni Pueblo, NM) Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 100 Easy Street, Suite 1 (back side of the Post Office building facing the Desert Garden’s waterfall and splash pad) in Carefree. Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am– 5pm, and now Fridays, 11am–7pm or later. Sundays open during special events or by appointment. A virtual tour of the gallery is available at www.tedphillipdenton. com. For additional information, contact Denton at tedsart@cox.net or 760.780.8484 or Joy Landau at reflectionsofjoy@cox.net or 760.835.9204.

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Explore Downtown’s Historic Spanish Village

Located in the heart of Downtown Carefree along whimsical Ho Hum road, Spanish Village is one of the first buildings constructed in Carefree and remains a cultural and art hub. The historic grounds used to see the likes of Carefree’s founders Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer as well as other famous celebrities. Recently, artists such as world-renowned Ray Villafane have made the Village their home, creating an artistic community within the Village walls. Shops and restaurants include Adelante Art Gallery, Bacan Modern Latin Table, Bauwens Artwork and Jewelry, Big Rock Music, Black Mountain Coffee Shop, Carefree Home Systems, Charles Case PHD, Desert Treasures, Hermosa Interiors and Design, L-Skincare Boutique, Panorama West Salon and Boutique, Patrick Jewelers, Que Bella Salon, Roses Alterations, Sizzles Salon and Villafane Studios/Gallery. Learn more about Spanish Village and keep current on events at www. carefree.org.

Upcoming FCF Events At Holland Community Center The Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) offers classes and programs throughout the month at Holland Community Center — from lectures and art exhibits to antique appraisals and classes ranging from fitness to fun. The third show of the season is underway in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art, and it is being put on by the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. The show will run through January 26. This is a wonderful opportunity to see and experience some incredible art. Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona was created by a group of professional teachers and accomplished artists in 1969. There will be an Artists’ Reception Saturday, January 13, 4:30–6:30pm. FCF is once again offering a Visual Arts Lecture Series this year. Experts from the Phoenix Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will present programs in January and February: • Jan. 22: More Than Just a Window • Jan. 29: Great Patrons of Art • Feb. 5: Fritz Scholder Super Indian

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• Feb. 12: How to Appreciate, Approach, Live With and Enjoy Contemporary Art The Holland Community Center will host its premier art show, Arizona Sage Art Market, for the third year in a row February 3, 10am–5pm. There will be 35 juried, fine art artists making their art available to the public at reasonable prices, most under $300. The indoor show offers the opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy a treat from the bakery on site, and have a real home-town shopping experience. Proceeds help the FCF with their community outreach programs. Art and antiques expert Elena von Kohn will provide informal appraisals on antiques and collectables February 7, 4:30–6:30pm. Categories include fine art, small furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metal ware, clocks, costume jewelry and antiques. The cost is $25 per item, maximum of two per client. Proceeds benefit FCF. The Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, in Scottsdale. Online registration and details on other classes and event are available at www.azfcf.org.


The Desert Foothills Library can help residents learn, grow and perhaps even meet some New Year’s resolutions this month with events and activities for just about everyone. All events are free, except where noted.

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Happy New Year – Head To The Library Detoxification: Achievable Resolution to Your New Year Jan. 10, 10:30–11:30am Poor skin, fatigue, irregular digestion, weight gain and the increase in the need for medication are just some of the ways that show how toxic bodies have become. Enjoy a live demonstration, informative discussion and sample three easy ways to detoxify and allow the body to heal, repair and shed excess weight. Presenter Haley Cloud is a raw vegan chef, personal coach and author. For more information, visit www.livingrawbygrace.com. Cost is $10; call to register.

Tango: The Art History of Love Jan. 30, 1–2pm This presentation hopes to spread the joy of social Argentine tango. Somatic brain health coach Judah Page takes participants on a journey through tango’s cultural origins. She explains how tango is not just a dance of the body but also an expression of the soul and how this art has the power to transform individual lives. For more information, visit www.tangowisdom. com. Call to register. How Women, Widows and Couples Can Increase Income & Reduce Taxes Jan. 24, 10:30am–12:30pm Create a larger retirement income that can’t be outlived; decrease financial worries and stock market losses; help send grandkids to college; research on women’s financial concerns. Presented by Dr. Harold Wong, PhD Economics (UC Berkeley) and long-time financial columnist. Call to register.

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Vision Board Party Jan. 27, 10:30am–3pm A vision board is a collage representing things a person would like to attract to their life. The class will begin with a short, guided meditation to get grounded. Please be punctual as to not disturb the group meditation. Participants will cut pictures and phrases out of a huge assortment of magazines (or their own magazines and photos). Glue the images and words onto a piece of poster board and place it somewhere it can be seen on a regular basis. Also, enjoy a lesson in using the power of Feng Shui on the vision board with Ro Rusnock, owner of Elements and Energy. Bring: poster board (maximum size 22 x 28) glue sticks and scissors (labeled with initials). Bring to share: healthy lunch item. Magazines, water and iced tea, plates and utensils will be provided. Limited seating. Cost is $25; call to register.

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Other classes presented at the library throughout the month include Mahjong, computer and tablet, writer’s groups, Spanish and a variety of health and fitness offerings. Monthly support groups meet at the library including Caring for the Caregiver and The Healing Pathway, After the Loss of a Spouse or Partner. In addition, enjoy Monday Movies at the Library (no movie on Jan. 1 and 15) and the Literary Book Club (second Thursdays). Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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Registration Open For Business Growth Conference The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will team up with the Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Greater Phoenix SCORE for the second annual Business Growth Conference event to be held February 13, 8am–noon. At this free event, attendees will discover business ideas from conception to completion, and be able to discuss how to get their business off the ground with representatives from SBDC (www.maricopa-sbdc.com)and Greater Phoenix SCORE(www.score.org). Panelists from successful local businesses will discuss their successes, failures and marketing strategies that contributed to continued success. The conference will be held at Spirit in the Desert, 7415 East Elbow Bend Road in Carefree. For additional information or to register, visit www.carefreecavecreek. org/bgc-registration.

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Charlie Green is an English makeup artist with a colorful and glamorous career. She has been working with makeup for over 25 years, and from humble beginnings in London her career path led to 25 years living and working in Paris and New York, and she is now based in North Scottsdale. Originally, her plans were to train to become an architect, but her fascination with angles, form and planes soon settled on women’s beauty and bone structure. “I developed my signature style as I was tired of seeing women and models given the same makeup look wherever they went, makeup should not be color-by-numbers” says Green. “When my client sits in my makeup chair, to me she is a blank canvas with her own unique set of features and I work hard to emphasize her finer qualities crafted around their bone structure, skin tone and lifestyle. We work together, and I always explain what I am doing and why, as I apply makeup.” Aside from creating beautiful makeup looks for magazines and advertising campaigns, Green has been the mastermind behind several beauty product launches and her expertise is often called upon as a consultant to established makeup companies looking to revamp their current line of products. She is particularly proud of her work with Victoria’s Secret and is credited by them as creating the look for their “Angels.” Green’s roster of makeup collaborations also includes creating a product line for Marks & Spencer, Bourjois Paris and helping to launch Sephora in the United States from its native France. Known for her signature style of “subtle, sexy skin with alluring eyes and attention to detail,” her skills were picked up by high fashion magazines, and utilized at designer runway shows, and she became personal makeup artist for Tory Burch, Heidi Klum and Martha Stewart for over a decade. She has also worked with other “A-list” supermodels and celebrities alike. Her transition to Arizona stemmed from her admiration for the natural beauty here and fond memories of many road trips and vacations to the area. Green brings beauty to clients with her “by appointment only” sessions at Skin Revision, 14 Easy Street in Carefree. A makeup session with her is a personal education in beauty and rejuvenation. She believes personal and age-appropriate beauty is enhanced by makeup and certainly more than skin deep. She is unaffiliated with any skincare or cosmetics brand, and therefore uses an extensive variety of products from high end to drugstore finds, and shares the latest product knowledge and her personal favorites. Green’s aim is to help women in the Valley “Be themselves, and the best version possible. I love to share the beauty knowledge I have picked up through the years and hope to be seeing you in Carefree soon!”

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Music Series Continues At The Boulders Featuring a world-class array of musical artists performing classical, jazz, a cappella vocal, popular, classical guitar and other styles of music, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Concert Music Series is held in the Latilla Ballroom of the Boulders Resort & Spa. The inaugural season of the concert series debuted in November and continues through April: • Sunday, January 14, 3pm: Brazilian classical guitarist Eduardo Minozzi Costa and A Cappella Syndicate, a 20-member vocal ensemble • Sunday, February 25, 3pm: Jazz vocalist Alice Tatum with acoustic jazz combo

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• Sunday, March 25, 3pm: Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Omar Mondragon de Leon and saxophonist Joseph Wytko

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• Sunday, April 22: Season finale concert featuring We3, a unique, versatile trio presenting pop, jazz, swing, blues and more; comprised of violinist Suzanne Lansford, pianist-composer Nicole Pesce, and powerful vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, the daughter of George Grant of the legendary singing group The Ink Spots The Boulders Resort & Spa is located at 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive in North Scottsdale. Visit www.theboulders.com for additional information. The musical series is produced and presented by Boulders community resident Dr. Joseph Wytko. Questions about the concert series may be addressed to Wytko at joseph.wytko@cox.net or 480.204.7292.


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MAYOR BUNCH WRITES… By Mayor Ernie Bunch

Photo: Greg Westfall

Two Towns, One Great Ride: Foothills Trolley

Dunn Transportation along with Carefree Councilman Mike Farrar and the Town of Cave Creek and Town of Carefree worked together to bring the “Foothills Trolley” to the two towns. The trolley began service in December 2017 and will run between the towns through the end of April 2018. It is a free service for all residents and visitors. There are three stops in Carefree: Carefree Sundial, Historic Spanish Village and Mariachi Center. Stops in Cave Creek include Stagecoach Village, Mountain View Pub, The Horny Toad, Las Tiendas, Prickly Pear Inn (includes Cimarron River Company and The City Creamery), Town of Cave Creek parking lot, Local Jonny’s, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Frontier Town, Outlaw’s, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse and Grotto/Red Truck. The trolley runs Saturday and Sunday, 11am–9pm. The Cave Creek Town Council will decide whether to run the trolley on Fridays at its January 2 meeting. Photo: Carefree councilman Mike Farrar on the Foothills Trolley.

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Happy New Year! For some, new beginnings and endeavors, others, the same old routine. Whichever it is just make the best of it. It really is all about attitude. People who know me are aware that the outdoors have been a huge part of my lifelong interest. I hunt, I fish and just enjoy being away from it all. The professionals at the Arizona Game and Fish Department deserve nothing but our admiration for MAYOR managing our wildlife under the sometimes-harsh Town of Cave Creek conditions of our environment. 480.488.1400 Sometime in the very near future, you’ll likely have www.cavecreek.org someone thrust a clipboard in your direction asking you to sign a petition to place on the ballot an item for the protection of mountain lions and bobcats. In my opinion, this is a very misguided effort to manage wildlife at the ballot box through emotion rather than proven sound principles. California is a perfect example of why this is a very bad idea. Since California placed them under protection status there have been more lions removed by lethal means by state paid hunters than there ever were by hunters. Lions show up in neighborhoods and take peoples’ pets right out of their yards. To a lion, your beloved pets are nothing but food. There have also been attacks on humans and fatalities. I have a friend who lived in Northern California, and over the course of two years he received permission to kill three and did, because they were killing his sheep. We don’t need more, and we don’t need less. Estimates are that a lion kills and eats an animal a week. We’re talking deer, javelina, elk, bighorn sheep and others. Population estimates are between 2,500 and 4,500 mountain lions currently roaming Arizona, a difficult number to verify due to their secretive nature. Multiply these numbers by 52 and the impact is huge to other animals that we enjoy. Proper management is not an emotion driven decision. Please leave the wildlife management to professionals and don’t sign the petition.

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The Cave Creek Rodeo Days festivities are just around the corner, and the hardworking Rodeo committee is busy putting together the many details that make this annual event a success. Kicking off the celebration is the Rodeo Days Parade. Held in the heart of Downtown Cave Creek, the parade begins at 9am March 17, the weekend before the rodeo. Also on March 17, Mutton Bustin’ at the Buffalo Chip Saloon. Children ages 4–12 ride sheep across the arena for a family-friendly good time. The Rodeo Days Golf Tournament will be held Monday, March 19, at Tatum Ranch Golf Course. The Rodeo fun kicks into high-gear Friday, March 23, with a rodeo performance at 7:30pm. Additional performances take place Saturday, 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm. All rodeo performances take place at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena, 37201 North 28th Street. Cervi Champion Rodeo will once again be the stock contractor for the rodeo. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available for the 2018 Cave Creek Rodeo Days. Those interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor will find additional information on the Rodeo Days website. Events such as Rodeo Days would not be possible without an army of volunteers, and those who are interested in volunteering this year will also find a form on the website. For complete information on the 2018 Cave Creek Rodeo Days, visit www.cavecreekrodeo.com.

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Wynn Real Estate Brokerage Opens New Office Wynn Real Estate Brokerage is now open at the old post office location at 6149 East Cave Creek Road, next to the Cave Creek Cowboy Co. and Big Earl’s. Designated broker Elka Youngren says, “I’m a local girl, born and raised in Prescott, and have been coming to the Creek since I was a child. The business is named for my grandmother, Wynn, who adored the Arizona desert.” Youngren has been in the real estate business for the past seven years and says, “We’re now expanding to match the needs of our wonderful community. Our doors are officially open so come on down to say hello and see the new office.” For additional information, call 480.595.9014 or visit www.wynnazrealty.com.

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Roadhouse Attractions Kicks Off New Year Of Events

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 Magic Bird Festivals continues its Cave Creek Roadhouse Attractions events in 2018. The gift and art market series is held at the Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road. The outdoor, weekend festivals are centrally located along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive surrounded by a stunning Sonoran Desert landscape. These multi-day seasonal events run through March. Each Roadhouse Attraction event showcases an array of local artists and vendors exhibiting boutique apparel, custom jewelry, handcrafted goods and gourmet packaged edibles. During the shows, attendees are invited to stroll around the charming, cowboy town of Cave Creek, as well as dine on classic American fare at the Roadhouse. The renowned motorcycle bar and restaurant often features onstage music and entertainment. Free and open to the public, Roadhouse Attractions take place daily during the event weekend from 10am to 5pm. Upcoming dates include January 19–21, February 23–25 and March 16–18. For more information or to register as a vendor visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com or call 480.488.2014.


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The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society meets September through May on the second Wednesday of each month in Cave Creek and features well known guest lecturers during these meetings. The meetings are open to the public at no cost, except for the December Christmas Party that is members only. The January 10 meeting will feature Allen Dart, an Arizona Humanities speaker, presenting Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery. In this presentation, Dart will show and discuss Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific peoples and eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about 1450, and talks about how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He will also discuss the importance Allen Dart of context in archaeology, how the things people make change in style over time, and how different styles are useful for identifying various cultures and dating archaeological sites. His many illustrations include examples of ancient pottery types made throughout the American Southwest from about 2000 to 500 years ago. This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities. Dart is a registered professional archaeologist who has worked professionally and volunteered in Arizona and New Mexico archaeology since 1975. He is the state cultural resources specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Arizona. Additionally, he volunteers his time as executive director of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a Tucson nonprofit organization that he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in Southwestern archaeology, history and cultures. Refreshments will be available at 7pm prior to the lecture, which begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meeting will be held in the community room (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www. azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills.

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Chamber Business Breakfast Area residents and business owners are invited to join members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. The next breakfast will be held January 25, 7:30–9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The cost is $8 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

Vermillion Celebrates Native American Artistry & Heritage

Vermillion Promotions presents its Indian Market event at January 19–21. The marketplace will feature art and live entertainment, while celebrating the colorful history and rich heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen, The free event runs from 10am-5pm, at Stagecoach Village (www. stagecoachvillagecc.com), at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. Stagecoach Village is nestled in the scenic foothills surrounding Cave Creek and provides an environment reminiscent of the Southwest frontier. For information, call 623.734.6526 or visit www.vermillionpromotions.com.

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Yellow Kidney (left) and his father, Little Plume, inside a lodge, pipe between them. (Library of Congress)

Museum’s Landmark Collection To Show Through May

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The Cave Creek Museum continues this season’s featured exhibit, The Photography of Edward S. Curtis, through May 31. The exhibit marks the first time this collection of Curtis photos has been displayed in any Phoenix-area venue, and introduces rare works by Curtis, (1868-1952), the American photographer whose work focused on the American West and on Native American peoples. According to the Library of Congress, Edward Curtis’ work “is now recognized as one of the most significant records of Native culture ever produced,” documenting cultures that he recognized were rapidly vanishing from the face of America. His photos appear in “virtually every anthology of historical photos of Native Americans.” Curtis’ goal was not just to photograph but also to document as much of Native American traditional life as possible before that way of life disappeared. By the time Curtis had arrived in various tribal territories, the US government had forced Indian children into boarding schools, forbid them to speak their native language and made them wear “English” Self-portrait of Edward S. Curtis. (Wikipedia) clothes and cut their hair. Curtis chose not to document the sanitizing of the Native People’s cultures, but to create images that captured a way of life that was fast disappearing. Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native American language and music. He took over 40,000 photographic images of members of over 80 tribes. The Photography of Edward S. Curtis will be on exhibit throughout the Cave Creek Museum’s season, through May 31. Museum admission is $7 for adults 18-65 years and $5 for seniors and students; children under 5 are free. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive, Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org or call 480.488.2764.

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Cave CreekBased Business Owner Honored Katy Geary, creative director and owner of Cave Creek-based Geary Graphic Design was named the “Small Business Marketing Consultant of the Year — 2017” by the Small Business Marketing Association (SBMA) Phoenix chapter. In presenting the award to Geary, the SBMA said the award was, “presented to a leading local marketing consultant who consistently provides strong strategic direction and overall service to small businesses in the area.” The award was presented to Geary at the Evening for Entrepreneurs event held on December 5. Geary believes that design is much more than just a pretty picture, although prettiness is a perk. She says that design is the heart and soul of a brand, and it has the power to completely transform a business. The SBMA recognized not only Geary’s graphic talents by presenting her the award, but also acknowledged her commitment to helping other small business build their brands and improve their marketing efforts. SBMA provides support, empowerment, and Katy Geary accepts 2017 Award from Small Business valuable tools to business owners, entrepreneurs, Marketing Association and startups to assist them in marketing their businesses most effectively. For additional information, visit or www.joinsbma.org or www.gearygraphicdesign.com.

Desert Awareness Committee Seeks Volunteers The Foothills Community Foundation’s Desert Awareness Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the fourth-grade program Desert Reach — a popular 90-minute program that teaches students in local schools about desert life and the importance of conservation. A team of six volunteers will be trained to assist students at hands-on workstations on classroom visits in five Cave Creek Unified School District elementary schools. Volunteers will visit two classrooms on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid-January to mid-April. The reward is in the excitement volunteers will help generate by sharing information about predators and their prey, the desert food web, saguaro cactus specimens, desert sands and rocks. Desert Reach has enriched the school curriculum and reached over 7,500 students since it began in 2004. This year, with the help of volunteers, the Committee can reach 800 more students. To participate, contact one of the team for more details: • Fran Wylie — 480.595.5501, franewylie@gmail.com • Diane Vaszily — 480.488.5477 Desert Awareness Committee is a program of the Foothills Community Foundation and is a resource bureau and advocate for the Sonoran Desert. It is dedicated to educating people of all ages about the fragile desert ecology and the importance of conservation. It has been serving the Foothills region since 1972 and recently has expanded its outreach to greater Maricopa County and counties statewide. It also maintains the Desert Awareness Park in Cave Creek, an open-air classroom for visitors interested in learning more about desert life and land. For information, visit www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness. Look under programs for Desert Awareness Committee, then Desert Reach.


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Melanie, Friends, and Family: An Evening of Songs and Stories

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

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Morris Day & The Time BLK Live www.blkliveaz.com; 480.494.5069

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The Mingus Dynasty — Tijuana Moods Musical Instrument Museum

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Alan Doyle Opening Act: Donovan Woods Musical Instrument Museum

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The Jersey Boys

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The Manhattan Transfer Celebrity Theatre

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Kid Koala: Nufonia Must Fall Musical Instrument Museum

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It’s Only a Play Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151 Jan. 25

Paris Chansons Musical Instrument Museum

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Get Ready To Renaissance! Thirtieth annual festival kicks off in February

The 30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long adventure — is set to open February 10. This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th century European village market celebrating the arrival of the king and queen to their shire. Guests will walk through the gates to be transported back in time. Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg, take part in games of chance and skill, cheer on a favorite knight, shop in over 200 artisan shops and select an inimitable gift for that special someone — there is so much to see and do. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays February 10 – April 1 and President’s Day Monday, February 19. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is located just east of Apache Junction, on U.S. Highway 60. For additional information, visit www.arizona.renfestinfo.com.

Gala Fundraiser To Focus On Supporters & Performers Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its fundraising event, Dance with Me, at Phoenix Art Museum Friday, January 19. All proceeds from the event support Ballet Arizona’s beautiful and athletic performances as well as its education and community outreach programs. The annual event will focus on the dancers who make the fabulous performances happen. These young artists have been through years of training and have a dedicated passion for the art in their day-to-day lives. The evening will also spotlight honorary chairs Rose and Harry Papp whose dedication and passion have deeply impacted Ballet Arizona and propel the art organization to where it is today, a nationally acclaimed ballet company. The evening will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among the artwork of Phoenix Art Museum, followed by a brief performance from the Ballet Arizona dancers showcasing their athleticism and dedication to this beautiful and demanding art form. Once the dinner has ended, a live band will take the stage and guests can take the dance floor with the dancers for the remainder of the evening. Tickets for this black-tie event begin at $600 and table sponsorships begin at $6,000. Reservations for tickets, sponsorships and program ads can be purchased by calling Natalie Salvione at 602.343.6522 or at nsalvione@balletaz.org. Visit www.balletaz.org for more information.


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“Dance film selfies” filmed in exotic locales, performers in surreal animal masks and riveting exhibitions from masters of movement — the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival brings the nation’s top artists to Arizona for its annual festival at Tempe Center for the Arts. The Breaking Ground 2018 Festival will be held January 19–20 at 7:30pm on the Main Stage at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Each night offers a different line up of performances. For a list of the 2018 performers, visit www. conderdance.com. Following the performances, Breaking Ground 2018 will hold an after-party featuring the popular “tiny dances” in the lobby. These short 5-minute pieces are performed on 4’ x 4’ elevated stages, by local contemporary dancers. CONDER/dance has produced the annual Breaking Ground Festival since 2007 to support local and international artists. Each seasons’ festivals bring the freshest contemporary dancers, choreographers and filmmakers to Arizona, selected by jury from hundreds of submissions. Tempe Center for the Arts is located at 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Advance tickets are $25 adults/$18 students and seniors and $28 adults/$23 students and seniors when purchased at the door. Tickets are on sale now at tca.ticketforce. com or by calling 480.350.2822.

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SMoCA Awarded Warhol Foundation Grant The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) has been awarded an $80,000 grant for two years of exhibition programming from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, SMoCA will present new works from a wide range of artists, including Luis Alfonso Villalobos, Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, along with a groundbreaking exhibition, Counter-Landscapes: Performative Actions from the 1970s — Now, featuring the pioneering work of women artists from the 1970s and ’80s to new commissions by three contemporary artists. The grant also will support production of multiple publications, including a scholarly catalog, and help the museum produce innovative programming to complement the exhibitions. The Warhol Foundation’s primary focus in making grants is to support the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual art, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature, emphasizing that it “believes that arts and culture are a fundamental part of an open, enlightened society.” Visit www.smoca.org or call 480.874.4666 to learn more about SMoCA.

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Annual Jazz Festival Swings Into Tucson In January Thousands of jazz fans from Phoenix, Tucson and across the country will converge on Tucson as the city welcomes the fourth annual Tucson Jazz Festival this January. Attendance is expected to hit 20,000, making the festival one of the major jazz destinations in the country. This year’s festival will run January 11–21, including a lineup of over a dozen concerts, with headliners such as Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval and Spyro Gyra. • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble — Jan. 11, 7:30pm at Rialto Theater • The Hot Sardines — Jan. 12, 7:30pm at Fox Theater • Matt Holman Group — Jan. 13, 7:30pm at Club Congress • Arturo Sandoval — Jan. 13–14 at Tucson Music Hall • Sheila E. — Jan. 14 at 7:30pm at Rialto Theater

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• Downtown Jazz Fiesta — Jan. 15, 11am–7pm Downtown Tucson becomes an all-day jazz party to kick off the second

week of the festival. In all, more than 10 bands will play on multiple stages downtown, indoors and outside, with two Latin jazz bands appearing on the Main Stage at the free fiesta. • Warren Wolf — Jan. 16, 7:30pm at U of A Crowder Hall

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Gear Up For A Summer At Friendly Pines Camp Those who may be thinking of sending their child to a sleepaway camp for the first time this summer are invited to an information night presented by Prescott’s Friendly Pines Camp. A summer tradition for many Arizona families, Friendly Pines will host a

fun, special event at the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River that both parents and children are invited to attend. On Monday, February 5, at 7pm, the director of Friendly Pines Camp, Kevin Nissen, will offer a very informative

and helpful presentation and discuss all the emotional and physical benefits that children experience when they attend a summer sleepaway camp. Questions about the sleepaway camp will be answered, and there will be gifts and door prizes. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend.

Friendly Pines Camp is available for children ages 6 through 13 and offers a wide range of traditional camp activities: sports, horseback riding, waterskiing, rock climbing, performing arts, fine arts, pets, hiking, canoe, kayaking and more. There are one-week, two-week, four-week and six-week camp sessions available. There’s a special discount for siblings. Camp will run June 10 – July 21. This nationally-renowned camp will celebrate its 78th summer this year. Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River is located at 5201 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. For information about Friendly Pines Camp, call 928.445.2128 or visit www.friendlypines.com.


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Chamber Music Sedona will host its Fifth Annual Sedona Winter Music Festival January 9–14. The six-day celebration of the performing arts will entertain and engage attendees with a variety of special events, including masterclasses for students and a salon musicale at one of Sedona’s spectacular private homes. The festival will culminate January 14 with a concert held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. This concert will feature performances of famous works by a quartet of worldrenowned musicians: violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and Nicholas Canellakis pianist Adam Golka. At the Sedona Winter Music Festival, these four distinguished artists will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Paul Schoenfield and Antonín Dvo-ák’s Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65. These famous pieces will showcase the unique talents of each member of the quartet. As the grand finale of the Fifth Annual Sedona Winter Music Festival, this concert will be held on January 14, at 2:30pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.chambermusicsedona.org and follow the Sedona Winter-Music Festival link.

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Western Fun Rides In With Seventieth Annual Gold Rush Days Founded 70 years ago, the Wickenburg Gold Rush Days celebrate the town’s origins as a ranching and gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. This year, the annual heritage event will be held February 9–11. Festivities begin Thursday, February 8, with the Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opening at 4pm, in the downtown district. The official opening gets underway Friday, February 9, at 10am on Frontier Street, with western trick ropers, entertainers and gold rush officials. The main festival area on Valentine Street will host exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisans’ fair, and a juried fine art show at Stone Park and public library. At the community center, enjoy daily activities such as gold panning, arts/ crafts and a food court from 10am to 5pm, with the carnival running throughout the evening. Nearby at the Hassayampa River Walk and Wishing Well Park, enjoy free live music each day starting at 12 noon, as well as food trucks and other activities. Also on Friday, the first show of the Desert Stagers old-fashioned melodrama, held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7pm; $10 nightly. The parade is Saturday at 10am, featuring more than 80 entries, and the main event activities include

the additions of a western barbeque sponsored by the Wickenburg Saddle Club at 11am, and the first performance of the National Senior Professional Rodeo & Open Rough Stock, held at 2pm at the Everett Bowman Arena. Saturday night, enjoy another old-fashioned melodrama performance.

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Sunday includes the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7–11am, and traditional mining contests beginning at 10am. The second rodeo performance takes place at 2pm, and at 7pm is the final performance of the Wickenburg Desert Stagers melodrama. For complete Gold Rush Days details, call 928.684.5479 or visit www. visitwickenburg.com.


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Willcox Community Center and the community at large will host a celebration of birds, nature and culture as the 25th Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival takes flight, January 11-14. Wings over Willcox is a celebration of nature and wildlife in Southeastern Arizona. Willcox is the mecca for wintering sandhill cranes and raptors. There will be tours to go see wildlife led by great guides. There are free seminars and a nature expo that is free as well. The area is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world and all are welcome to join the adventure. For additional information, call 520.384.2272 or visit www.wingsoverwillcox.com.

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As I write this column, just a few weeks to go and then the ball falls in NYC, and we all are challenged to remember to write 2018 on our checks and letters. Amazing how fast time flies these days. One week turns quickly into another and then we repeat it. I know that there are still 24 hours in every day, and seven days to a week. But the older I get, the faster time flies. Read the rest of “Time To Dream, Again” online now.

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One would think it would be difficult to bounce back to sixth-grade teacher, wife and mom of two boys after a weekend with the girls, and one would be right! However, driving the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite made it a smooth, exciting transition. I was lucky enough to have the chance to stay home with the baby a couple days this week, but we were still responsible for bringing his big brother to school. Each morning, we jumped in the Odyssey using the remote engine start, dual power sliding doors and hands-free access power tailgate. I was literally able to carry the baby, a stroller and Berrett’s backpack because my hands were completely free. Since the mornings are chilly, we were able to warm up with the tri-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats. The 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite can make any mom’s morning routine easier and more comfortable — there are also more than enough cupholders for coffee. Read the rest of “Kid In A Candy Store: 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite” online now.

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North Valley January 2018 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 16th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...

North Valley January 2018 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 16th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...

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