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SMALL BUT MIGHTY How local, small business drives economic engines By Kathryn M. Miller

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Explore A Wonderland Of Reading PVCC to host Festival of Tales Valley families will enjoy a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and more, as Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) hosts Festival of Tales. The seventh annual event will bring books to life through the art of storytelling and provide thousands of free books to children who participate. Presented by students, staff and volunteers from PVCC and Southwest Human Development, the free Festival of Tales event will be held Saturday, December 3, from 9:30am-2pm, in the Kranitz Student Center at PVCC (18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix). For information, call 602.787.7862 or visit www.paradisevalley.edu.

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mall business is a big deal – especially in Arizona where small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) make up 97 percent of all employers in the state. In addition, firms with fewer than 100 employees have the largest share of small business employment. Arizona’s small businesses employ 979,412 of the state’s private workforce (45.1 percent), according to the Arizona Small Business Profile, 2016 released by the Small Business Administration, and created 37,864 net new jobs in 2013. A lot of numbers and statistics to consider – but here is one more that hits closer to home: Studies have shown that up to four times more money stays in the local economy when dollars are spent with local businesses than with national chains. When consumers buy local for products, services, shopping, dining and more, good things happen. Not only does more money stay in the local economy, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that local businesses tend to give back more to their community through charitable giving. That’s support for local children’s teams needing a sponsor or donations to an area food pantry. Small, locally owned businesses also help support healthy communities, according to a study published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. And one could argue that a healthy community is a happy community. One of the state’s most vocal small business cheerleaders, Local First Arizona, also says that, “When local businesses are thriving, everyone wins. The economy is more diversified to prevent against economic downturns, there are more jobs to employ individuals across the state and there is more Resource AZ: Build YOUR opportunity for economic growth.” (Learn more Dream Small Business about LFA on page 12). Arizona Commerce Authority: What this boils down to is that small businesses www.azcommerce.com/start-up are an important source of employment and economic activity and serve as the foundation of Arizona Small Business Association: www.asba.com many communities. “You cannot overlook the role of small businesses City of Phoenix: www.phoenix.gov/econdev if you want to understand the current state of the U.S. economy,” says the National Retail Federation Greater Phoenix SCORE: (www.nrf.com). “Never underestimate their power; www.greaterphoenix.score.org small business owners are entrepreneurs and Local First AZ: innovators, and, most importantly, support the www.localfirstaz.com vitality of our communities.” Seed Spot: www.seedspot.org Small but mighty, indeed. |CST

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“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

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~ Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

The November issue of CITYSunTimes will hit stands a week before Election Day 2016, and like many of you, I’ll be breathing a sigh of relief that this ridiculous election season is behind us – but also, feeling some trepidation about our collective future. Despite some of the gloom and doom predictions, however, I refuse to let go of hope and optimism – regardless of the outcome. After a particularly rancorous election, it can be a bit frightening to think of “the other side” having power to steer our course, but that is why we need to keep the big picture in mind. While who we Sonata’s in elect as president certainly matters, it’s imperative to remember that we are all in this Scottsdale together, and that, in America, the power to direct the course of our nation remains in the hands of its citizens – IF, we are willing to step up, to engage, to open dialogue – to work together for a greater good. We are all flying through space on this “pale blue dot” we call home together. We are all human and experience love, anger, pain, joy – don’t we owe it to one another to seek commonality and set aside partisan BS? To show respect, compassion and decency – to seek out the humanity in each and every one of us? When you boil it down, we are all in “this” together, shouldn’t we all be on the same side?

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MAYOR STANTON WRITES... “Scottsdale Shares” Campaign Assists With Holiday Donations By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

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The Scottsdale Shares campaign returns this holiday season to make it easier for residents to get information about city charitable programs and how to make donations. Giving comes in many forms and the Scottsdale Shares campaign provides one point of contact for residents, businesses and organizations seeking to assist those in need through donations or volunteer activities. Programs participating in this year’s program include: • Scottsdale’s Adopt-A-Family Program • Scottsdale’s Adopt-A-Senior Program

• Scottsdale Fire Department’s annual toy drive • Paiute Neighborhood Center’s annual toy and teen gift card program • Vista del Camino Food Bank

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• Scottsdale Cares, utility bill donation program There are a variety of ways to give whether it is money, goods or services. Monetary donations can be made directly to various city programs through Concerned Citizens for Community Health. Throughout the year, we have programs that collect supplies for families, seniors and the food bank and the city has many volunteer opportunities available. For additional information about Scottsdale Shares, please visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search for “Scottsdale Shares.”

Local Artisans To Be Featured In Iconic Scottsdale Neighborhood The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale returns for an eighth year this month with artist studio tours November 4-6. The tours will happen daily over the three days from 10am-5pm in the Sherwood Heights neighborhood located between Thomas Road and Oak Street on the north and south borders and 54th Street and 60th Street on the east and west sides of the neighborhood. The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale kicks off the holiday shopping season with special works of art available for sale that make excellent gifts. Twenty-five local artists in six different home Pictured, artist Vickie Morrow. Photo by Joanie Simon studios will be showcased during this art sale and free, self-guided tour. Attendees are encouraged to start at any of the six studios and enjoy the experience as a walking, driving or biking tour. Local artists Vickie Morrow and Lynn Gustafson, both residents of the neighborhood where the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale take place, host the tour as part of the South Scottsdale Art Alliance. “Over the past eight years we have watched our studio tour grow by attracting even more local artists and this year is no exception. The artwork is incredible and the homes are a combination of mid-century design, many with renovations and several have simply stunning views. It makes for a very memorable experience for all of our shoppers,” says Morrow. A printable map and more details on the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale is available online at www.camelbackstudios.com.

Slider Throwdown To Benefit Arizona’s Foster Children he Slider Throwdown, which brings together tasty sliders and fundraising for a good cause, will take place at Kierland Commons Sunday, November 13, from 12-3pm. Local food trucks such as Phil the Grill, Aioli Burger, Spice it Up, Buzz N Bee, Butta Burger, One True Love and more will give attendees the opportunity to taste their most delicious sliders, while competing for the title of Best Slider. The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by the attendees via their People’s Choice votes. Admission fee of $25 includes entrance into the event and one slider from each participating food truck. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF). The AFFCF is dedicated to giving children in foster care back their childhood. The organization has awarded more than $5.7 million to 26,000 children in foster care in the state. Kris Jacober, director of the AFFCF says, “We help these children through difficult circumstances by providing them with resources and allowing them to take part in enjoyable activities that promote self-esteem.” However, there are still more than 18,000 children in foster care in the state that need the community’s help. Valley residents can do their part, while having a great time and sampling delicious eats, by simply purchasing a ticket to the 2016 Slider Throwdown at https://fs25.formsite.com/AFFCF/ form18/index.html.


SCC To Host Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony Scottsdale Community College (SCC) invites veterans, students and the community to a recognition ceremony for current and former military members as part of its Veterans Day celebration Thursday, November 10. Veterans will be saluted with honor, respect and gratitude from 10:30-11:30am at the school’s Two Waters Circle. The celebration is open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be served. SCC holds the distinction of being a “Military Supportive Campus” from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Earlier this year, it was named to the annual Military Friendly School list by GI Jobs magazine. SCC is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road in Scottsdale. For additional information, visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

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Jackalope Arts announced the return of its Indie Artisan Market, Jackalope, on November 26-27 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This year’s market will feature a unique, curated shopping experience with more than 150 trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This free to enter event will also include live music, local food and a full bar. DIY art-focused workshops will also be a feature of the event, giving patrons a chance to dive into the world of being a maker themselves. Various workshops will be available for pre-registration and on a walk up basis. With the official inclusion in this year’s Small Business Saturday lineup, Jackalope promises to solidify its place as a must-go shopping destination for all things handmade. The event runs daily from 10am5pm. WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road. For more information, visit www.jackalopeartfair.com/phoenix.

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Sonata’s Brings Authentic, European Cuisine To Scottsdale Last month, Sonata’s Restaurant and Restart Bar opened its doors in Scottsdale, introducing residents to a breadth of authentic dishes inspired by Lithuanian, German, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French, Irish and other European cuisines. Many of the dishes are inspired by restaurant owner and namesake Sonata Molocajeviene Tuft’s own recipes. The Lithuanian-born Paradise Valley resident says, “We wanted to take the best foods from all over Europe and bring them to Scottsdale.” Comforting European dishes with an American twist such as Homemade Dumplings with Mushroom Sauce and

Chicken Kiev make up Sonata’s lunch and dinner menu. COO and chief designer Deividas Molocajevas says, “There’s is nothing like Sonatas European inspired cuisine and atmosphere, which consists of a balance of glamorous soft furniture and an artsy mix of earthy and industrial components.” On weekends, the brunch menu features Sonata’s European Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, along with specials like the Hangover Soup. For early birds and on-the-go types, the Restart Juice bar serves up freshly squeezed organic juices, smoothies, Italian coffee, healthy “grab and go” items from salads to sandwiches, and a variety of European pastries, muffins and cookies. Executive chef Josh Bracher was appointed to lead the kitchen staff, and was instrumental in menu creation along with the

ownership team. The Arizona Culinary Institute graduate has worked at some of the Valley’s most popular restaurants. Bracher deeply explored the Lithuanian cuisine to bring the best of it, along with other European cuisine, to Sonata’s menu. General Manager Barney Pappas joins Sonata’s from the East Coast, where he spent much of his career in the restaurant industry. Beginning with waiting tables at a small neighborhood restaurant, he then moved on to management roles in some of the finest dining establishments in Boston. Sonata’s Restaurant is located at 10050 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 127, in Scottsdale. For more, visit www.sonatasrestaurant.com.

Chamber To Present Annual Sterling Awards As the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s marquee event, the Sterling Awards embody the spirit of the organization by celebrating the people and companies that make our community a great place to live, work and play. The Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process. Four teams of six judges each conduct an initial review of all applications and narrow the field to three finalists in each category. Once the finalists are identified, the judging teams visit those companies to conduct a personal interview and get a behind-the-scenes look at the operations. Once that step is complete, each judge independently casts a set of points for the finalists based on their embodiment of the award criteria. The points are tallied and the results remain secret until the day of the event. Only members of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible to apply for the Sterling Award. The 31st Annual Sterling Awards will be held November 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 North Scottsdale Road. For registration information, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.


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Fluid Factor Adds Staff – New Location a place where proven therapies could co-exist with education and supportive, realistic options to manage Lymphedema and Lipedema. Both are common, chronic and lifelong lymphatic conditions. “We work to set our clients on a path to improved health through education, caring therapy and maintenance options,” says Bakke. Due to increased demand for the Fluid Factor approach to lymphatic therapy and education, Bakke recently added another Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Rhonda Hill, LMT, CLT) and a new location in the Ironwood Square Complex near the Scottsdale Honor Health Shea Campus. Her goal is to grow awareness of lymphatic disorders and to increase treatment options and availability for those affected. Visit www.fluidfactor.net to learn more.

Artists League To Show At Scottsdale Adobe Mission Scottsdale Artists League will be showing at the Old Adobe Mission November 11-13. All proceeds will go to the Old Adobe Mission Restoration Fund. Local artists will showcase their talents in various mediums. The show kicks off Friday, November 11, 10am-7pm, with an opening reception from 5-7pm. Saturday’s hours are 10am-5pm and Sunday’s hours are 11am-4pm. The Old Adobe Mission is located at Brown Avenue between First Street and Second Street in Old Town Scottsdale. The Old Adobe Mission is the oldest church in Scottsdale, built with 50-pound adobe bricks. Their efforts are to restore the building to its former glory and to modernize it with newer restrooms to accommodate the handicap. The stainedglass windows are original to the building and have been restored. The Old Adobe Mission hosts weddings and funerals. Residents are invited to stop by and enjoy the history presented by the Old Adobe Mission and browse through all original artworks presented by the members of the Scottsdale Artists League. Artists who have an interest in becoming a member of the Scottsdale Artists League may inquire about membership during the show. The League offers the ability to participate in shows like the Old Adobe Mission and other venues; demonstrations at every meeting by well-known artists; critiques of members works and support of other artists. For more information, visit www.scottsdaleartistsleague.com.

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According to the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN), “Up to 10 million Americans suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. [More than suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson’s and AIDS – combined].” In spite of this, there is a lack of awareness and education in the U.S. regarding lymphatic disease, a shortage of trained therapists and access to treatment for managing chronic conditions like lymphedema. Anita Bakke, LMT, CLT and owner of Fluid Factor is proud of the level of care and education offered by her team. Knowing that the limitations of the physical/occupational therapy model aren’t always compatible with a chronic condition, her goal when starting Fluid Factor was to provide those affected by lymphatic disease

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Holiday Prelude celebrates its 31st annual event with a fashion show, luncheon, shopping boutique and raffle Friday, December 2, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. Phoenix Theatre Guild, Phoenix Art Museum League and Phoenix Youth Symphony come together to create the festive holiday event. Debe Harvey is the 2016 Chair, serving along with co-chairs Dora Kolkhorst, Pat MacGillivray and Judy Peel. Holiday boutiques open at 10am, and luncheon will be served at 12pm. Fashions by Ella Zahlan feature her collections for Fall/Holiday 2016 and Spring 2017, which will be presented on the runway. Reserve a runway seat for $125, Row 2 for $110, Row 3 for $100, Row 4 for $90 or reserve a table for 10. For additional information and ticket purchase, contact reservations chair, Dana Faris at 623.937.2521 or jcfaris@cox.net, or go to www.facebook.com/holidayprelude or www.holidaypreludeaz.com. Sponsorships are available.


For those in the market for an Apple product, there’s a new business where you can do some sweet Apple picking. It’s called Experimac and it specializes in selling, repairing and trading in gently-used, pre-owned iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, Apple watches, computer accessories and more. Now open for five months, Experimac has quickly become the place for parents to go when they want to buy their child or teenager an iPhone or iPad, but they don’t want to spend the money on a brand new device. Kids and teens are discovering that a gently-used iPhone or iPad works just fine and parents love the fact that they can save hundreds of dollars by shopping here. “We’re also seeing many adults and seniors who want to purchase an iPhone, iPad or laptop but they’re not quite sure where to begin and they admit to feeling rather overwhelmed whenever they walk into a large Apple store,” says Lynette Ray, owner of this Scottsdale franchise. “Our sleek-looking Experimac showroom is much smaller than an Apple store and we offer very helpful, individualized instruction. Seniors will not feel overwhelmed in here.” During the month of November, Experimac is planning to offer a special promotion on Veteran’s Day on November 11 and also on Black Friday, November 25. “We’re happy to offer all veterans 60 percent off tempered glass for iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus or 6s plus, and iPhone SE,” says Ray. Tempered glass is free with a screen replacement or repair. On Black Friday, from 9-11am. Experimac will serve complimentary black coffee, muffins and offer door prizes and discounts. Experimac is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 175, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.664.4707 or visit www.experimac.com/scottsdale-az.

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Enjoy a dazzling day of friends, food, fashion and fun at an annual holiday luncheon, boutique and fashion show on Monday, November 21, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Fay Fredricks, news anchor on KNXV ABC 15 TV, will be the guest emcee for the luncheon. Doors open at 9:3oam to shop for a great cause and browse through the boutique for designer décor, vintage treasures, gourmet foods and gift baskets as well as handcrafted items. Discover great gift ideas and big savings in the silent auction then relax and enjoy a delicious lunch by award-winning chefs, live auction and fabulous fashion show presented by the Scottsdale Quarter. The luncheon event kicks off the holiday season with doors opening at 9:30am for shopping and seating for the lunch and program at 11:45am. Now in its 36th year, proceeds from the annual event benefit the Auxiliary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, enabling them to contribute nearly $3 million to the Clubs and scholarship recipients over the years. Individual tickets start at $85. Tables of 10 and runway tables are available at various pricing options. To purchase tickets, contact Judy Frost at 602.550.5288, judyfrost@cox.net or purchase tickets online at www.theauxiliary.org. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

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The first Friday in October, you may have caught a glimpse of a giant tour bus rolling through Phoenix – adorned on the outside with young, smiling faces and the catchphrase “Entrepreneurs do change the world.” Inside, tech titan and AOL-cofounder Steve Case and his team were MAYOR deep in conversation with local City of Phoenix entrepreneurs and business 602.262.7111 leaders getting to know our www.phoenix.gov startup community. The bus tour was in town for the Rise of the Rest road trip. Steve Case launched it in 2014 to shine a spotlight on emerging startup cities throughout the country and to help redirect capital investment to businesses in those communities. This was the fifth leg of the tour; Phoenix was the fifth stop that week and the 25th city total. I had a chance to talk with Steve first thing in the morning on the bus, en route to a breakfast event with other local leaders. He told me about his mission: to help level the playing field so that everybody has a shot at the American dream. Today, 75 percent of venture capital goes to three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. That means the remaining states – the rest of us – are fighting over only 25 percent of available capital. Steve’s hope is that by bringing attention to the great talent in other communities, we may be able to unlock or redirect some of those dollars.

On our bus ride, we also exchanged ideas about the future of Phoenix’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. I shared that one of our greatest economic strengths is our diverse population. Our local Latino population is young, bilingual and highly entrepreneurial. We’re working to build a truly inclusive ecosystem where people from all backgrounds can launch successful businesses, while taking advantage of our proximity to Mexico and Latin America to grow our export economy. A lot of our local efforts align with Steve’s. AOL, he reminded us, was considered a crazy idea that few thought would work. That’s the story with many of our greatest businesses – and we’re building a community where those entrepreneurs can make their ideas a reality. In Phoenix, we know that a rising tide lifts all boats; that’s why our startup community is the most generous in the country. Our entrepreneurs work together to support one another because they realize that a strong, welcoming, interconnected ecosystem breeds success. The collective work of our entrepreneurs is paying off – and it’s one of the main reasons Rise of the Rest came to Phoenix. Steve and his team received more nominations to include Phoenix on the tour than any other city. More companies from Phoenix (more than 100!) applied to pitch to Steve than any other city on all five tours. And more people attended the pitch competition that afternoon to cheer on the eight finalists than any other city – nearly 1,000 people.

Steve took notice of this energy and remarked to the crowds of people that our community’s enthusiasm is palpable. A movement has launched in Phoenix, and this tour helped let the rest of the country know about it. That afternoon, Steve awarded a $100,000 investment to the winning startup, medical device company NeoLight. In doing so, he not only accelerated the progress of a rising local company, he inspired us all to think about creating great solutions to big problems. So if you’re ready to take your idea out of the garage and turn it into something real, do it here in Phoenix. If you want to invest in the next big thing, do it here in Phoenix. And if you’re looking for a community of open-minded, innovative, talented entrepreneurs with the gumption to change the world, you don’t have to look any further than right here, in Phoenix.

Celebrate All Things Local At Twelfth Annual Fall Festival The Local First Arizona (LFA) Certified Local Fall Festival is this month, and Valley residents are invited to celebrate all things “local” to their community. The 12th annual festival will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 5, from 10am-4pm. The free, family-friendly event for all ages will feature more than 100 vendors with some of Arizona’s favorite local businesses; food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks; the Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer and spirits; live entertainment from some of Arizona’s most talented musicians at the Entertainment Stage; crafts and activities for kids and families; a raffle with gift cards and prizes from local

businesses; an online silent auction featuring items and experiences, along with staycation packages across the state; and much more. “While scouting for new locations, we wanted to keep the Certified Local Fall Festival in central Phoenix and close to the downtown core that has been a hotbed for local business development over the last decade,” says Kimber Lanning, founder and director of Local First Arizona. “Hance Park is a perfect new home for the Certified Local Fall Festival for its proximity to public transportation including the Light Rail, and is at the center of many community and business development initiatives.” For information, visit www.localfirstaz.com/ fall-festival.


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The Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona (CWA) Annual Members Exhibition will feature creative water media paintings at the Burton Barr Library from November 2-29. This show of 40 paintings includes a wide range of abstract and realistic work “Tangle Root” by Candice Diaz including landscapes and portraits. CWA began in 1969 and held its first exhibition in 1972 with the intention of pushing each member to expand their capabilities and to reach higher levels of achievement. Membership is limited by invitation to 40 members who must be recommended and present a portfolio of their work for review. Each monthly meeting includes presentations of new paintings by “Edgecomb Cove” by Sandy Camp each member based on a thematic challenge issued the previous month. Experimentation in every form of water media is encouraged and the results appear and win awards later in shows around the country. Exhibitions offer a feast for the eyes and an intellectual and emotional tour of the inner visions and personal messages conveyed by each artist. For information, visit www.azwatercolor.org.

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MIM To Host Special Guitar Exhibition Guitars are an iconic part of music history and will make their mark again with a never-before-seen special exhibition that showcases more than 30 exquisite instruments. This November, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates the unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in inlaid guitars. MIM is the only location in the world hosting this exhibition. Opening November 5, Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces presents a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists and luthiers. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Maryland-based inlay company Pearl Works (www.pearlworks.com), with the majority of the pieces coming from the private collection of Larry Sifel (1948-2006), the company’s founder. Each of the instruments vividly illustrates the transformation of bold imagination into reality, from snarling dragons to delicate floral patterns as well as re-creations of historic artwork and hot-rod automobiles. Some of the instruments go beyond sheer refinement of the artwork and actually tell the stories of the artists. All of the instruments displayed are of limited edition or one-of-a-kind creations, many of which have never before been on public display. This special exhibition consists of guitars, banjos and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, gold, copper, wood and others. These materials are manually fitted onto the instruments with diligent precision, transforming each one into a unique masterpiece. The exhibition will be on display in MIM’s Target Gallery from November 5 through September 4, 2017. The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For more information, visit www.mim.org or call 480.478.6000. “Dragon 2002” Electric Guitar, 2002, Pearl Works, Paul Reed Smith Guitars

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Phoenix Metro Chamber Presents Second Trade Show

Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce, LLC (PMCC) announced that it will hold its second Trade Show at Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North – and the community is invited. Established in 2014, PMCC is more than just a chamber. It is a collection of for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations from all over the Phoenix Metro area with caring and creative leaders, and an experienced, motivated staff focused on ensuring that its members meet their business goals, while enhancing the broader community. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce,” says executive director Jason Bressler. “Our first two years of successes have been exciting and beyond expectations. I firmly believe that our organization will continue to grow quickly. The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce is totally committed to supporting its Member businesses and our second Trade Show is designed to showcase member businesses.” In addition to supporting local businesses, PMCC has made a

significant, positive impact on its Metro Phoenix community by partnering with member charities – an important focal point for the Chamber. As part of the Trade Show, the Chamber will be distributing the Ton of Toys it has been collecting all year long to several member charities – Phoenix Rescue Mission, OCJ Kids, Helping Hands For Freedom and The American Academy of PediatricsArizona Chapter. “For visitors who are unable to attend the Trade Show, PMCC will continue to offer exciting weekly events, schedule volunteer efforts and fundraisers to benefit its member charities, and offer educational seminars designed to provide our members with opportunities for personal growth, professional growth and a financial return on their membership investment,” says Bressler. The Trade Show will be held Wednesday, November 9, from 5-8pm at Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North, which is located at 2532 West Peoria Avenue in North Phoenix. The event is free for both PMCC members and guests. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar and raffle prizes. To register for the Trade Show, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com and click on the “Events” link. “There is no better time than now to join the Chamber, promote your business and support local charities,” adds PMCC CEO Gene Bressler. “As I always say, Carpe Diem! Join the Chamber!”


NVSO Annual Gala The North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) will hold its annual gala event Saturday, February 11. The event will be held at Moon Valley Country Club in North Phoenix and will feature NVSO small ensembles, cocktails and silent auction and a plated dinner, as well as honoring current NVSO donors. The mission of NVSO is to serve the greater Phoenix North Valley by building community through musical performance and education, while enhancing music appreciation through artistically engaging concert experiences for audiences of all ages, and providing multi-generational musicians a place to enjoy the collective art of making music. For additional information, visit www.northvalleysymphony.org.

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Mediterranean Cuisine Takes Center Stage At T. Cook’s

T. Cook’s, one of Arizona’s most celebrated legacy restaurants for more than two decades, has not only rediscovered its Mediterranean roots since executive chef Todd Allison took helm of the kitchen just over a year ago, but this fall, the menu dives deeper into the region’s traditional cooking methods and artful preparations. Chef Allison has quickly made a name for himself in the Valley culinary scene after reviving the iconic restaurant’s heritage as well as garnering attention for his seafood dishes. His fall menu honors the Mediterranean principles of simple, uncomplicated dishes and seasonal ingredients. “This season, I’ve completely left my comfort zone. The past year has been all about reinvigorating T. Cook’s. Now, it’s about seeing what age-old methods I can unearth and experiment with,

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and how I can keep our guests excited every time they join us,” says Allison. “For me, it’s about being authentic, not trendy. Everything on the fall menu is brand-new and right now I’m exploring Portugal; I look forward to changes or additions to the menu as I become inspired.” Some T. Cook’s standout items on the new fall menu include Pan Roasted Branzino, Grilled Venison Loin and New Zealand John Dory. Allison continues to enliven the dining room’s showpiece fireplace where he highlights a “Tapas from the Fireplace” section on the menu. The varied host of options range from Lamb Osso Bucco, Roasted Spanish Octopus and Gambas Ajillo. Located at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, T. Cook’s sits within the heart of the resort’s mature, lush nine-acre property which lends itself perfectly to a bounty of fresh ingredients. For more information on T. Cook’s or to book a reservation, call 602.808.0766 or visit www.tcooksphoenix.com.

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Fountain Square Welcomes Caveman Burgers & Others Whitestone REIT announced the opening of Caveman Burgers, a backto-basics restaurant with the highestquality natural meats, at Fountain Square on Bell Road and 7th Street in Phoenix. Caveman Burgers (www.caveman burgers.com) operates on the premise that civilization got some things right from the very beginning. The food is simple, with no hormones, antibiotics or fillers. They make it delicious by gathering fresh produce, bold spices, and locally-baked bread. “We’re all about the customer and how they want to eat,” says Jeff Bobby, owner of Caveman Burger. “They can eat clean with a simple salad, or they can special order a cheeseburger with an egg on top. We can customize their food – there’s something for everyone.” Diners also have a wide selection of craft beer and wine. The restaurant, with a 1,900-square-foot interior, boasts a 700-square-foot outdoor patio with a welcoming

atmosphere that seats about 80. “We believe Fountain Square is a great area to start our brand,” Bobby says. “We invite people to try us out and look forward to hearing what they have to say about our offerings, service and location.” Also celebrating new openings in the North Phoenix shopping center are Furniture Affair, Ken’s Nails and Elements Massage Spa. At the newly opened Furniture Affair (www.furnitureaffair.com), customers can browse through a 12,000-square-foot showroom with designer-selected model home furniture and innovative accessories including a range of traditional-, modern- and classic-style lamps, rugs, decor and more. Also new is Ken’s Nails, an ideal place for friendly, professional manicures, pedicures, gels and fills – plus a new Elements Massage spa focused on therapeutic and body massages for those in North Phoenix.

It’s Theater Season in PVSchools PVSchools high school theater teachers and students will bring classic tales to life through stage productions of musicals and plays this month. Shadow Mountain High School will present The Addams Family, a new musical, November 3-5 at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. This collaborative production features students from The North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools – Desert Cove Elementary, Shea Middle and Shadow Mountain High. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. More information is available at www.nvaatheater.com. Paradise Valley High School presents The Secret Garden November 3-5 at 7pm in the Auditorium. This enchanting classic of children’s literature will be reimagined on stage. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden, which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s tale of forgiveness and renewal. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and free for children 5 years old and under. Residents are invited to support performing arts programs in PVSchools by taking the entire family to one of these upcoming shows. For additional information, visit www.pvschools.net.


Phoenix Chorale Performs Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert

NAWBO Phoenix Vendor Luncheon & Networking Event National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. The organization notes that “we all want to do business with someone we know, like and trust. But in busy schedules, we don’t always get time to know our NAWBO sisters and partners as well as we would like.” It says that a large portion of the feedback they get from the luncheon surveys are requests for more networking time – so they are offering that chance. The Phoenix Chapter will host a Vendor Luncheon & Networking Event Wednesday, November 9, from 11am-1pm. At the event, participants will find the opportunity to: • Engage in deeper networking with other members and guests

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Assassins Fountain Hills Theater will present Assassins November 4-20. Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tourde-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. Contains adult themes and language Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. For more information, call 480.837.9661 or visit www.fhtaz.org.

Project Gratitude: Greeting Cards For Veterans The Fountain Hills Branch of Maricopa County Library District will help teens honor veterans this month. Those in need of service learning hours or looking for a simple way to give back to the community are invited to take a few minutes and send a supportive message to a military member. Cards and envelopes will be provided throughout the month of November in the teen area, so stop by and write a letter the next time you’re in the library. The Fountain Hills Branch Library, located at 12901 North La Montana Drive, is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. For more information, call 602.652.3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

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On the 50th Anniversary of the historic Phoenix Performance in 1966, the Phoenix Chorale will perform a historic concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts at the same location where he originally performed his masterwork 50 years ago: Trinity Cathedral in Downtown Phoenix. These performances will be comprised of selections from Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, composed during the latter period of his career and which he toured across the United States with his big band from 1965-1973. Artistic director Charles Bruffy has long hoped to present this concert, a pivotal piece for choir and big band, a fascinating fusion of jazz, choral music and spirituality. The Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale will be joined by Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center’s 16-piece Jazz Ensemble. Leading up to the performances, the Phoenix Chorale will be hosting several community events, including lectures, film screenings, an art exhibit at Olney Gallery, and Ellington themed performances at The Nash. Performances of Phoenix Chorale – The Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert are November 12 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 3pm and 7:30pm, and November 13 at 3pm at the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $32 Adult / $27 Senior & Military / $13 Student and can be purchased at www.phoenixchorale.org or by calling 602.253.2224. The 50th Anniversary kicks off at The Nash with a special evening of history and music, November 3 at 7pm. This special event will include a fascinating lecture presented by ASU’s professor of Musicology and Music History, Dr. Christopher Wells, who will discuss Duke Ellington and his impact on American music. No Festival Required will screen three Duke Ellington shorts: Symphony in Black (1935, 9 minutes), Bundle of Blues (1933, 9 minutes) and Black and Tan Fantasy (1929, 19 minutes). For additional events being held at The Nash, visit www.thenash.org.

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• Introduce your company’s products and services to a wider audience • Make gift giving easy this season by shopping with our vendors • Create valuable connections, both personal and business • Support NAWBO community Businesses • Win a door prize To reserve your table, call 480.289.5768 with payment information. Tables are $85 for members and $125 for nonmembers, which also includes your lunch. Attendee registration is $38 for members and $48 for non-members. For more information, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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Daisy Mountain Parade Honors Gulf War Veterans

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The Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade was established in Anthem in 2005. Since then, the parade has highlighted the sacrifices of veterans, drawn attention to the truth that freedom is not free and shown support to veterans who have protected those freedoms through service. The Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade will be held on November 5, in Anthem beginning at 10am. The parade is free and open to the public. Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. This year’s parade, in the 25th anniversary year of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, will honor the services and sacrifices of Gulf War veterans. For details, visit www.daisymtnvets.org.

Veterans & Families To Be Honored During Ceremony The Anthem Community Council and Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) Support Team invite the public to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10am, Friday, November 11, at the Memorial. The patriotic program will honor the service of all veterans and their families and pay special tribute to veterans of the Gulf War during the 25th anniversary year. This year’s ceremony also will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Memorial, which was dedicated on November 11, 2011. Special programming will commemorate the occasion, including: keynote address by Admiral Paul David Miller, United States Navy (Retired); veteran’s perspective by Anthem’s own Josh Miller, United States Marine Corps, Gulf War veteran; Master of Ceremonies will be Lt. Colonel John Simmons, United States Air Force (Retired) and Commander of the Jr. Air Force ROTC at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix. Two LED screens will project the ceremony, photos of this nation’s military history, servicemen and women, and capture the 11:11am moment when the sun’s rays pass through the five Armed Services pillars’ ellipses to cast a perfect solar spotlight over the mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States. In addition, the St. Rose Parish Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast beginning at 8am. The breakfast will serve as a fundraising effort for the Knights of Columbus outreach programs. Patriotic music will be provided before and after the ceremony by ProMusica Arizona. Performances during the ceremony will include Musical Theater of Anthem and the first All-Anthem youth choir, composed of over 400 Anthem and New River youth from area schools. Flyovers before the event and at 11:11am will highlight military history. The AVM is located at Anthem Community Park, 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. To donate or learn more, visit www.onlineatanthem.com/avm.

OneAZ Community Foundation Reinforcing their commitment to the communities they serve, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation awarded $1,250 to OCJ Kids in Phoenix. The award is part of the Credit Union and Community Foundation’s community grants program, which gave $50,000 in much needed funds to organizations who serve a wide range of communities. “Giving back to the communities we serve is an intrinsic cornerstone of OneAZ’s culture, which is what makes us proud to help the missions of many respected and deserving non-profits with a proven track-record of serving those in need,” says Joseph C. Smith, board chair of OneAZ Community Foundation. In partnership with Western Destinations, the grant will help provide up to 300 foster group home youth with a true western experience. The overnight experience will include a horse clinic, horseback rides, interactive team building games, and a council fire. Funds will be used to provide each youth with their own sleeping bag and team build games supplies. “Without the support of OneAZ Credit Union and Western Destinations, this life changing experience would not be possible,” says OCJ Kids’ leadership. OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip at-risk and foster youth with tools, resources and healthy relationships to succeed and excel in every area of life. Its vision is to connect at-risk & foster youth with caring communities for support and assistance, creating a foundation of family for children and youth who have none, and cultivating at-risk and foster youth with purpose, direction, hope and a brighter future. Learn more at www.ocjkids.org. In addition to community grants, OneAZ Community Foundation also provides its more than 135,000 members across the state with a college scholarship program. Through the foundation, OneAZ Credit Union continues its 65-year legacy of making a positive difference in the lives of members, associates and communities. For more information, call 844.663.2928 or visit www.oneazcu.com.


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A Declaration For Diversity By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz

In the national election, as well as several local Arizona elections, the issue of inclusion and diversity if not at the top of the voters’ mind-set, is just beneath the surface. It’s incredible to me that we human-types can be so disingenuous and two-faced about living out the words of our holy books, while still oppressing our neighbors. How is it possible to maintain “Love your neighbor as yourself” and also claim not to want “them” in your business, apartment building or restaurant? Did not one of the ancient holy books state that we are all created in the image of God? Whether that depiction parallels a community’s background as Asian or Black or Scandinavian, we are – I believe – created in the image of the Holy One. If true, where does discrimination, hatred for the other and intolerance come from? Certainly not from these holy books held so tightly by some. Certainly not from the playground antics of little children. Certainly not from today’s television programming. Intolerance and discrimination have to be taught. Hatred for the “other” is not hard-wired into our human brains. Look at a kindergarten class at recess – kids play with other kids, because they’re classmates; they’re equals, they’re just kids. Makes no difference if their skin is darker or paler, whether they speak different languages, maintain unique customs, wear head-coverings or not. Kids don’t know that there’s a difference – until someone teaches them to hate! That means it’s up to us adults to model – beyond the classroom – that all of us are equal, that diversity and inclusion are to be celebrated, because we all bleed red. Check out the UNITY PLEDGE and support inclusion for all: Visit www.onecommunity.co. Thank you.

Walk To Raise Money Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) welcomes the community and man’s best friend to walk on Saturday, November 5, for its annual Walk to Save Animals. This event is one of the largest fundraisers for AAWL, Arizona’s oldest and largest no kill shelter. The walk starts at 8am and there will be a 2K and 5K around Tempe Town Lake. Along with raising money for the 4,000 animals that come into AAWL each year, pets can participate in an agility course and get photos with Santa. People can head over to the Pet Club Marketplace where multiple vendors will be giving away and selling pet supplies. There will be $10 Microchip and ID tags available. The Walk to Save Animals takes place from 8-11am at Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. The cost is $35 per adult and $25 per youth (17 years and under). Register for the walk at www.walktosaveanimals.org. For more information, visit www.aawl.org.

By Stephen Cohen, O.D.

Although life expectancy is at an all-time high, the current diabetes epidemic is getting much worse, increasing by 27 percent in just the past 10 years. Seventeen million people are diabetic, and about one-third (almost six million) do not know it. Diabetics are at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, loss of a limb and blindness. National programs are in place to increase public awareness about preventable diseases like diabetes, and November has been labeled “Diabetes Awareness Month.” Every year, as many as 24,000 people go blind as a result of eye damage (diabetic retinopathy) brought on by diabetes. It is estimated that 95 percent of vision loss can be prevented through early detection and treatment. Diabetic retinopathy typically shows no early warning signs. Without timely treatment, there can be fluctuations of vision and changes in your eye prescription, as well as increased chances of developing glaucoma, macular degeneration and/or cataracts. Almost 30 percent of diabetics haven’t had an eye exam within the past year, but prevention starts with early detection through a comprehensive eye exam. Only your eye doctor can fully evaluate your eyes and detect the early signs of retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. There are now tests available that will pick up changes in the back of your eyes years before they may visibly be noticeable. Ocular Coherence Tomography, is equivalent to an MRI of the retina, that can included assessing any changes due to problems with retinal vasculature, like those found with diabetes. There are several things you can do to decrease the chance of developing diabetic eye disease. Keeping blood sugar levels within the target range and without significant fluctuations throughout the day can reduce the damage to blood vessels in the eye, thereby reducing damage to sensitive ocular structures. As a matter of fact, your chances of diabetic retinopathy is less with a slightly higher A1C that is stable versus a lower (average) A1C with wide fluctuations throughout the day. Controlling high blood pressure, which can further damage vessels, is also important. A healthy diet and exercise program are obvious, but underutilized defenses, such as an annual eye exam, needs to be near the top of the list. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In this case, “an ounce of prevention is worth a lifetime of vision.” Dr. Cohen provides eye care that meets the needs and exceeds expectations of patients utilizing modern technology while providing old-fashioned care in Scottsdale. Visit doctormyeyes.net; call 480.513.3937 or e-mail stephen.cohen@doctormyeyes.net.

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Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D., is known Valley-wide for his support of civil and human rights, and the efforts of law enforcement. He lectures on related subjects and works as a part-time hospital chaplain for Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Contact the Rabbi at rrlkdd@hotmail.com.

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Zen Culinary Opens New Asian Fusion Restaurant

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Set to officially open at the end of October, Zen Culinary is a brand new Asian fusion restaurant concept in Scottsdale. Owner Rachel McAuley, a brand new restaurateur coming from humble beginnings, born and raised in Thailand, is looking forward to sharing her family’s culture through cuisines with the local community. In order to best realize her vision, McAuley has hired executive chef, Kelly Fletcher, an Arizona native and nationally acclaimed chef to lead the kitchen. Fletcher is best known for his decade long tenure at Tempe based House of Tricks. The rest of the Zen team includes Bob Tam of Phoenix Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour serving as a menu and business advisor; Michael Liberatore, previously with Citizen Public House as beverage director; and Cristina Serrano will serve as general manager

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Market Street Kitchen’s Powerhouse New Chef A Chicago native, Chef Michael Hunn learned to cook at his Italian grandmother’s knee, while his father taught him the ins and outs of the food service industry while working for Oscar Meyer and Kraft. Starting his culinary journey in “old school” Chicago kitchens such as the original Weber Grill, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and Japonais, after a quick pit stop in Phoenix at Sam Fox’s Bloom Restaurant and Roy’s at the Marriott Desert Ridge, Hunn relocated to Las Vegas to work for acclaimed Vegas chef Brian Massie of the Light Group at five different MGM casino restaurants. This summer, Hunn returned to the Valley as executive chef at Market Street Kitchen (MSK). He will oversee the award-winning restaurant and lounge in North Scottsdale. Classically trained in French and Italian cuisine, and utilizing Japaneseinfluenced discipline in the kitchen, Hunn’s favorite part of each day is talking shop with his fishmongers, produce farmers and his “meat dude.” A lover of comfort food and regional American cooking, the chef’s focus at MSK is a market driven menu and rotisserie cooking. Chef Hunn lives with his fiancé in Anthem and has three children, who are his favorite food critics. Market Street is located at DC Ranch, 20775 North Pima Road. For more information, call 480.278.7044 or visit www.marketstreetkitchen.com. GET MORE: Hunn is sharing the recipe for his fresh-from-the-market MSK Brocolli Caprese Salad. Find the details online now at www.news.CITYSunTimes.com.

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Zen Culinary will offer affordable lunch specials by day and elegant fine dining by night. A fresh new restaurant concept crafting authentic Asian cuisine made with predominantly locally sourced organic ingredients. Specializing in Thai, Chinese, Japanese, American and Fusion cuisine, the Zen team will strive to achieve complete balance in flavors, spice and texture. Two serene garden patios will offer a perfectly relaxing spot to unwind, sip, savor and enjoy. Indoors, Zen features two main dining rooms and one room for private events or parties. Complete with contemporary features, soft flowing waterfalls, open air kitchen and an electric grand piano, Zen Culinary will embrace the classic four elements – earth, wind, water and fire – to create an inviting and harmonious dining experience. Zen Culinary is located at 15544 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.zenculinary.com.

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Annual Race For The Cure Inspires Thousands – Raises $750,000

Helping Families Stay Healthy This Season Bashas’ Family of Stores offers flu shots Every year, an average of 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized due to flu complications. Additionally, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research from the last 10 years shows that an average of 32,743 people die from flu complications each year. Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s Fine Foods want to help families stay healthy this flu season. As part of the HealthStyles Smart Shot program, flu clinics and preventative lab screenings will be conducted on-site at various store locations. Available until December, customers can get their annual flu shots for $40 and pneumonia vaccinations for $105 during specific clinic hours. The cost may vary, but both vaccines are covered by several health care providers including Medicare B, Humana Gold Choice and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. For convenience, it is not necessary to make an appointment during the scheduled flu clinic times. Customers can plan on getting vaccinated before, during or after shopping for groceries. For those who are employees of the State of Arizona, there is no cost for the flu shot for the employee or family members who are over 4 years old. A few things to consider: • Since it can take up to two weeks to be fully effective, the CDC recommends getting flu shots as soon as the vaccine is made available. • The CDC now believes the nasal spray form of the vaccine are ineffective, so injections are advised for everyone. • Flu season typically begins in October and peaks between December and March. A list of flu clinics and dates can be found on the Bashas’ website, www.bashas.com – click on the Healthy Living link.

Activities For People With Dementia By Mark Redmond, ComForCare Senior Services

It is universally recognized that elderly people with dementia lose their short term memory first and their long term memory last. For example, they often remember people and events from their earlier years, but have difficulty remembering what they ate for breakfast the day before. A while back, a family member asked me, “what do you do with someone who can no longer carry on a normal conversation?” The short answer is “Relax and have fun.” The long answer would require writing a whole book. A short summary of some activities include the following: • Reminisce! Everything you do together lends itself to reminiscing. If the person can still speak fairly well, say, “Tell me about...” If his vocabulary is more limited, you may have to facilitate the story. “Do you remember when...” As you bake cookies together you can talk about favorite cookies, meals, etc. • Read aloud and use visual aids such as memory poems, family pictures or stories about “the days gone by” to stimulate

reminiscences. Ideas include Chicken Soup for the Soul series and other short stories. • Make music. Sing, hum, whistle, dance. Singing brings oxygen to the brain to help you think more clearly. Dancing exercises other parts of the body. Both increase your own sense of well-being as well as the well-being of the senior. Play their favorite music to encourage dance.

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Susan G. Komen Arizona (Komen Arizona) announced that the 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure, held on October 9, attracted more than 7,500 participants and raised $750,000. Online donations to this year’s Phoenix Race for the Cure will be accepted at komenarizona.org through October 31. Since 1993 Komen Arizona has invested more than $34.5 million, with $25.3 million funding local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs and $9.2 million funding international research. These advancements are only made possible through continued community support and generous Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure partners, including Fry’s Food Stores, 12 News and SimonMed. This year a new dimension was added to the Komen Phoenix Race Storyteller Tarah Ausnum with Megan Finnerty; for the Cure, a mini-storytelling event Photo courtesy of Komen Arizona called “We Are More than Pink” hosted by local storyteller Megan Finnerty, from The Storytellers Brand Studio. The kick-off event featured three unique stories from everyday Arizonans who have survived breast cancer and from the people who work with breast cancer survivors and support them. “I see hope, joy, relief, struggle, grief, gratitude and most importantly, I see my inspiration and I am humbly reminded of how the work we do makes an impact on the lives of those who have been affected by breast cancer” said Bridget Eagy, Komen Arizona volunteer and special events manager. The 2016 Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure included a variety of options for participation including a one mile walk/run, a Breast Cancer Survivors’ 5k Run, a 5k Run, a 5k Walk and Sleep In for the Cure. For more information, call 602.544.2873 or visit www.komenarizona.org.

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• Keep the mind and body active (especially those with dementia) – you can do this by simulation in many ways – here is a few examples: painting, scrap books, walking, baking, ice cream party or even manicures. For more tips on how to overcome the challenges of dementia of a loved one or caregiver assistance and respite help, contact ComForCare Senior Services, 14809 North 73rd Street, Suite 104, in Scottsdale. Call 480.998.0668 or visit www.scottsdaleaz.comforcare.com.

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Jewish Tuition Organization To Host Family Fun Day

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The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) will host a Family Fun Day at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (ILJCC) Sunday, November 13, from 12-4pm. The ILJCC is located at 12701 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The family event will have activities, games and a demonstration of the Israeli art of self-defense by East Valley Krav Maga. The event will also provide an opportunity to discover Jewish day schools and information on JTO Jewish day school scholarships. Admission is free and open to the community. Lunch will be available for purchase. This is a day the whole family will enjoy, from children preschool age and older to the child in all adults. The six schools supported by the JTO will be at the event to answer questions and provide information. The schools participating include Desert Jewish Academy (K-6, Chandler), Pardes Jewish Day School (K-8, Scottsdale), Phoenix Hebrew Academy (K-8, Phoenix), Shearim Torah High School for Girls (Phoenix), Torah Day School (K-8, Phoenix) and Yeshiva High School of Phoenix. Family Fun Day provides a perfect opportunity for families to learn more about the offerings of the Phoenix area Jewish day schools and speak with representatives from each school. “Whether your children are currently attending pre-school and you’re looking for a day school to start your child’s educational career, or you currently have a child or children attending another school and you’re interested in switching schools, please come out, enjoy the day and learn more about our schools,” says JTO executive director Linda Zell. “This will be a wonderful family day, regardless of your educational interests.” For more information, call 480.634.4926 or visit www.jtophoenix.org.

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) recognizes that being able to offer multiple foreign languages to our students opens up a world of opportunity for them in the future. In particular, their being able to communicate in so-called ‘critical’ and ‘strategic’ foreign languages – Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian – leads to dramatically higher chances of being admitted to the college of their choice, more scholarships Dr. A. Denise Birdwell being offered and the inside track on careers in Interim Superintendent, government, non-governmental organizations Scottsdale Unified School District and international business. SUSD’s Critical Languages Program will host a “Critical Languages College and Career Night” Tuesday, November 1 in the Community Room at Saguaro High School, 6250 North 82nd Street, Scottsdale, from 6-8pm. This event will offer students and their parents or guardians the chance to visit with academics and other professionals whose highly successful careers depend heavily on Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Attendees will have access during breakout sessions to all of the evening’s presenters in a personalized setting of six to eight people, ensuring focus on a student’s particular language of interest and its potential educational and career options. SUSD is proud to offer five, full years of Mandarin Chinese and four years of both Russian and Japanese. With the introduction of Japanese 1 at Tonalea K-8 and Ingleside Middle schools this school year, students in the Class of 2021 now have a fifth year of Japanese language studies available to them. At Desert Canyon Elementary School (DCES), Mandarin Chinese is a new program this school year. Next school year, DCES will begin offering the ‘Mandarin FLI (Foreign Language Immersion) Experience’ that will follow a cohort of students through elementary school, Desert Canyon Middle School and Desert Mountain High School. Scottsdale schools also offer instruction in Spanish, French and Latin. To contact Dr. Birdwell, call 480.484.6120. For more information on the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit www.susd.org.

Scottsdale Residents Establish Scholarship At SCC Scottsdale residents Bob and Marty Christopher have established “The Jan Gehler Scholarship,” an annual $5,000 award to further the education of deserving students at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). Jan Gehler, Ed.D, joined SCC as president in 2008, when she replaced Art DeCabooter, who retired after 30 years at the helm of the College. The Christophers cited Gehler’s leadership among the reasons for establishing the new scholarship. “We are fortunate to be able to share some work with a very professional woman, who is highly intelligent, a proficient leader and administrator and, above all, is a person with a high quotient of class,” says Bob Christopher. With this new $5,000 annual gift from the Christophers, their giving to the college increases to $20,000 per year. Since 2001, the Christophers have given $15,000 per year toward three scholarships named in honor of faculty members Sandra Desjardins,

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Robert Mugford and Beth Ells (retired). Each scholarship awards $5,000 per year to deserving students. In creating The Jan Gehler Scholarship, Bob said, “I want you to know this is done to further the education of a deserving student and, in parallel, pay a humble tribute to a dedicated leader of SCC.” Gehler said, “I could not be more proud, humbled and grateful for this recognition by Bob and Marty Christopher, who are not only delightful on every measure, but also generous and always willing to help those who are deserving to receive an education.” Gehler and a small committee of SCC faculty will select two scholarship recipients each year to receive $2,500 each. The scholarship will be a lasting legacy, thanks to the Christophers’ planned giving arrangement to establish it in perpetuity through their will. Scottsdale Community College is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road. For more information, call 480.423.6000 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.


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Growing up in central Pennsylvania, a mere stone skip across the Susquehanna River from Lancaster County’s Amish country, did little to fuel my passions to become a cowboy. True, black and white TV shoot ‘em ups of Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger and the Cisco Kid kept the embers glowing, but the Gold Lasso in my hands was still out of reach. It wasn’t until I arrived in Cave Creek and became acquainted with Wild West Days (WWD) that I realized, this dream’s still doable. WWD, which will be celebrating its 13th edition, has a lineup of activities celebrating the Town’s Western heritage running from November 2-6. There will be Bull riding, Bachelor/Bachelorette MAYOR auctions, Miss Wild West Days competition, cycle Bike Run, downtown Parade, Prescott Regulators Town of Cave Creek gun fights, Mutton Bustin’, Pig Races, Stamp Mill demonstration and enough live music to dance 480.488.1400 to and break in those new cowboy boots. And this just to name a few of the activities www.cavecreek.org It has been said that WWD is the tonic, the cure for apathy and boredom; in short, the tequila for what ails you. The event is also designed to be family friendly. So bring the kids, dogs, goats and grandma. WWD is also the excuse to slip into those well-worn Wranglers, slide on that Stetson and know those childhood dreams of being a cowboy can come true.

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Wild West Days 2016 Aims To Entertain Jam-packed schedule kicks off November 2

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days event set for Wednesday through Sunday, November 2 through November 6 to experience rousing fun with family and friends. The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event and dance at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, at The Buffalo Chip. On Thursday, November 3, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will host a fun Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction. The bidding starts at 7:30pm with live music at 9pm. Registration will be online at www.haroldscorral. com for entries for the bachelor and bachelorette participants, along with information regarding bidding. Friday night, November 4, features a new, lively Battle of the Bars bull riding competition at The Buffalo Chip and a Ms. Wild West Days contest. The fun starts at 6pm and the friendly competition challenges local restaurants, bars and other merchants to put together a team comprised of up to five professional bull riders and also enter one woman to compete in the Ms. Wild West Days contest that evening. Single and married ladies 21 and over who are passionate about Cave Creek are also encouraged to enter the Ms. Wild West Days contest. Another new activity this year is a separate motorcycle run that will take riders out of town at 8:30am on Saturday, November 5. The event’s lively parade starts at 9am on Saturday on the west side of town by Cave Creek Town Hall and travels east to Harold’s Corral ending at 11am. Merchants throughout town will host a number of mini-events and activities after the parade on Saturday including a half-pie eating contest, and

special performances from award-winning re-enactment group, The Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies at Frontier Town; pig races, Cow Pie Bingo and a cornhole tournament at Harold’s Corral; and mutton bustin’ (kids riding sheep) and a special performance by Jan Marrou, “Legends of the West” at The Buffalo Chip. On Sunday, November 6, a Poker Trail Ride will start at Harold’s Corral with a continental breakfast and take horseback riders along a trail to collect five cards making up a poker hand. The ride will end at The Buffalo Chip where prizes will be given for Best Hand and Worst Hand and participants will also enjoy a barbecue lunch. The Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies will also perform again on Sunday at Frontier Town. Before and during the Wild West Days event, the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA) will sell tickets to eligible adults for a special gun raffle. Cave Creek Armory is providing a variety of pistols and shotguns ranging in value from $450 to $1,000, and raffle winners will receive a gift certificate to pick up the guns from there. Tickets will be sold for $20 with proceeds benefiting CCMEA. The winners will be announced on Sunday after the Poker Trail Ride. Admission to Cave Creek Wild West Days is free. The Town will close one lane of Cave Creek Road for the parade on Saturday. For information about the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days, email wildwestdays2016@gmail.com, call 480.437.1110, or visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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Cowboy Sweetheart Jan Marrou To Perform During Wild West Days Visitors the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days can hear tales of the Old West and favorite songs from a fourth-generation cowgirl, Jan Marrou. Best known as ‘The Cowboy Sweetheart,’ local resident Marrou has built a following of fans that enjoy hearing her colorful stories and admire her soulful voice. Marrou and her beautiful Palomino horse, Goldie, will help open Friday night’s “Battle of the Bars” event at The Buffalo Chip, 6823 East Cave Creek Road. The talented performer will welcome guests and sing the national anthem prior to the Wild West Days bull riding competition featuring teams from The Buffalo Chip, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway/Roadhouse, Frontier Town/Silver Spur Saloon and Larry’s Cocktails. On Saturday, November 5, Marrou and Goldie will participate in the Wild West Days parade, which starts at 9am on the west side of town and is shaping up to be one of the biggest parades in the event’s history. Later that afternoon, The Buffalo Chip will host Marrou, who will perform ‘Legends of the West’ from 4-6pm. “I’ll be sharing tales of the Old West through songs about cowboys and cowgirls…some true, some close enough,” Marrou says, adding that one of the songs she’ll sing is about her great grandparents, who were settlers in the famous Outlaw Trails, where the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming borders meet. “I sing all of the classics and will include some popular songs for audience participation as well,” she says.


Participants of all ages are invited to compete in the Wild West Days Half Pie Eating Contest, Sunday, November 6, at Frontier Town from 1-3pm. Minimum five-day advanced registration is suggested. Registration details can be found at www.wildwest dayscavecreek.com.

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The day of the contest, registration sign up and check-in is at 1pm sharp. Each participant eats a half pie as fast as possible. Pies will be assorted flavors. Participants can participate in an auction to purchase the pie to be consumed by an opponent. Participant will be grouped according to age: 11 and under, 12 to 15, and 16 and up. The cost to enter is $5 per entrant; 12 and under are free. Prizes will be awarded, and proceeds will benefit Cave Creek Museum. Questions may be directed to Marc at 480.488.9129. Come out and join the family fun, and happy eating!

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Parade Set To Be Bigger & Better Than Ever his year’s Wild West Days Parade is shaping up to be one of the largest yet, so gather family and friends and come early to get a good seat! The parade starts at 9am Saturday, November 5, on the west side of town by Cave Creek Town Hall and travels east to Harold’s Corral ending at approximately 11am. This year’s Grand Marshals for the parade are Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer, and True West publisher Bob Boze Bell. Leslie Jensen, a Farm Bureau Financial Services insurance agent, has been coordinating the Wild West Days parade for seven years. “We have a lot of new creative entries this year and a few big surprises,” Jensen said, adding that the parade includes a mix of mounted riders, motorized vehicles, tractors and other decorative and patriotic entries. “Come share our pride in Cave Creek and cheer on our entrants who will display their passion for our community!” The parade will have six announcing stations located at Local Johnny’s, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Frontier Town (where the judging will take place), the Kiwanis Marketplace, The Buffalo Chip and Harold’s Corral. Each entry will be announced as they pass by each station. Prizes for this year’s entries will be given to Best Themed, Best Youth, Best Horse-Drawn, Best Patriotic, Most Historic, Best Mounted, Best Musical, Best Commercial, Best Bling, Best Motorized, Best Walkers and an Overall Best entry category. Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association will also have volunteers stationed at the Cave Creek Information Center at Frontier Town, Hideaway and Roadhouse to answer questions and assist with providing directions. Be sure to take plenty of photos and video and post them on Cave Creek Wild West Day’s Facebook page, and check out the full list of Wild West Days activities at www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.


You may have seen Leslie Austin’s poster around Cave Creek promoting the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days, set for November 2-6. The whimsical poster depicts a cool cowboy – his tall cowboy hat is branded with the event name and date, but it’s the reflection of his sunglasses that tells the story of the popular event. One lens shows the reflection of people horseback riding while the other shows people riding on their motorcycles. “I wanted to show the melding of these two elements that are a big part of Cave Creek’s fabric,” says Austin, a Scottsdale resident. “I titled the poster ‘Fusion’ because it captures two diverse groups that will come together to help celebrate Wild West Days. If you look closely at the reflection of the sunglasses, you’ll see where I ride at Patty Motley’s MTM Ranch in Cave Creek.” Austin’s original painting of ‘Fusion’ is acrylic, measuring 11” x 17”. It will be on exhibit at the Cave Creek Information Center in Frontier Town. Posters are for sale for $25 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association. Austin also will sign posters at the information center in Frontier Town on Saturday, November 5 after the parade and into the afternoon. Austins’ work can be seen at www.byleslieaustin.com and at the Easy Street Galleria in Carefree. She also created a public art project, ‘Carefree Quail,’ at the Sundial.

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Wild West Days Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction Tired of dull dates? Kick up your boots and saddle up for an experience of a lifetime! Grab your friends and head over to Harold’s Corral Thursday, November 3, for the Wild West Days Bachelor/ Bachelorette auction. This year’s new event features several handsome Sherriff’s Deputies, a smart attorney (Adam Trenk), a beautiful Horse Trainer (Callie Fitts), three lovely ladies from Harold’s (bartenders Ryann and Shannon Ford as well as lead hostess Taylor Mercer), construction worker Christian Taylor, a two-for-one date with Tiana Lara (server at Texas Roadhouse and Oregenos) and Maritsa Cota (server at Texas Roadhouse), in addition to other eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who could be your next great date. Each bachelor and bachelorette has put together a fun date package, thanks to the help of sponsors Splat Tactics at Tactville, Oreganos in Cave Creek, Rancho Mañana Golf Club, Shooters World, Scottsdale Gun Club and Spur Cross Stables.

Bidding starts at $25 and proceeds benefit Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association and are split evenly between Desert Foothills Land Trust, Cave Creek Rodeo and the town’s 4th of July Fireworks celebration. Get your seat early at 7pm so you can be ready when the bidding starts at 7:30pm. Then, hang out and enjoy live music by Arizona Blues Project at 9pm. And while, you’re at Harold’s, make plans to see Mogollon perform Friday and Saturday night and a special reunion of Rondavous on Saturday. Learn more at www.haroldscorral.com and www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

Old West History Comes To Life During Wild West Days

See Full Coverage Wild West Days Events Map on the Centerfold! History will come alive as the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies reenact scenes from Arizona’s past during the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days. Coordinated by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), Wild West Days takes place throughout town November 2-6. Visitors at Wild West Days won’t want to miss Saturday’s and Sunday’s shows by the Prescott Regulators, voted “Best Reenactment Group in the U.S.” by Wild West Magazine. The G-rated western entertainment will be fun for the entire family, reenacting local history with a touch of humor. “We show people what Arizona used to be like,” says Dave Schencar, of the Prescott Regulators. “That includes the way people talked, the way they dressed and the relationships that developed when cattle ranchers and sheep growers had to compete for their water and their land.” Free performances range from 10 to 15 minutes and will take place continuously throughout the day Saturday, November 5 and Sunday,

November 6. Covered seating for the shows will be available in in the West Lot at Frontier Town, located at 6245 East Cave Creek Road. Special guest appearances from the Arizona Gun Fighters, Dr. Buck and the Wild Bunch, Guns of Cripple Creek, Boothill Express and Arizona Ghost Riders will also take place throughout the day. In addition to the reenactments, attendees can enjoy a parade Saturday at 9am and fun events hosted throughout the day by local merchants, including Quick Duck Draws and a half pie-eating contest at Frontier Town, pig races and Cow Pie Bingo at Harold’s Corral, mutton bustin’ at the Buffalo Chip and much more. Founded in 2004, the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit made up of unpaid volunteers from throughout Prescott and surrounding areas. The group uses the funds it raises for scholarships for local veterans. Admission to Cave Creek Wild West Days is free. For details, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.


Calling all adventurous children between the ages of 4 to 7 who are hankering for a real live Wild West Days (WWD) experience of their own: Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse Arena will host a Mutton Bustin’ contest Saturday, November 5, right after the WWD Parade. Check-in time is 10:45am; start time is 11am.

The Buffalo Chip Saloon has been voted Arizona’s Best Western Saloon & Restaurant by many organizations many times and we want to be your entertainment and food headquarters for all the events listed here!

Wednesday, November 2 7:30pm • Kick-off Dance & Practice Bull Riding

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6pm • Battle of the Bars, Bullring Competition & Ms. Wild West Days Competition 8 pm • Pick O’ Litter

Saturday, November 5 8am • Parade Seating and Breakfast 11:30am • Mutton’ Bustin with Mark Stevens 4-6pm • Jan Marrow Sings and Entertains at Buffalo Chip Church Stage 8pm • Pick O’ Litter

Sunday, November 6 11:30am • Poker Ride on Horseback Ends 1:30pm • Cave Creek Armory Gun Raffle Draw

We also show ALL Green Bay Packers games on 16 TVs with surround sound and live announcers.

Mark Bradshaw, co-owner of The Roadhouse.

Gear Up For First Annual WWD Motorcycle Run Residents and visitors alike are invited to come on out and ride in the First Annual Wild West Days Motorcycle Run, to be held Saturday, November 5. The event begins at CLS Cycles, 37420 North Cave Creek Road, (www.cavecreeklive.com/cls-cycles-cave-creek) with a 7:30am check-in, and ends with lunch and a silent auction at The Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road (www.hideawayroadhouse.com). Participants will enjoy the experience of a scenic western bike ride through the Town of Cave Creek and surrounding area. Registration is only available to the first 25 motorcycles – don’t miss out on a great run! For Wild West Days information, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com, or call Cameron at CLS Cycles, 480.595.0759, with any questions about the event.

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Little cowpokes will experience climbing in the same chutes the bull riders use, except they will be mounting a big woolly sheep. With an official number pinned to their back and a solid grip on the sheep’s neck, the gate swings open giving them a fun ride experience they will never forget. Buffalo Chip will supply the helmets and the sheep. Sign up early as the event can only take 65 riders. Parents, make sure to bring a camera. See details on the “Mutton Bustin’ Registration Form” at www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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Horseback Poker Trail Ride To Be Held November 6 Back by popular demand this year, the Second Annual Wild West Days Horseback Poker Trail Ride will take place on Sunday, November 6. Staging for this event starts as early as 7:30am at Harold’s Corral with a continental breakfast, first card draw, and the start of the ride will be at 9am sharp. Riders will enjoy a two to three-hour trail ride that takes horseback riders along the route to collect four additional cards, making up a complete poker hand. The ride will end at The Buffalo Chip where riders will enjoy a wonderful barbecue lunch and trophies will be presented for the Best Hand, Worst Hand and other prizes handed out as well. Leslie Jensen, the event coordinator, is a Farm Bureau Financial Services insurance agent in Cave Creek who has been riding horses her entire life. “The Poker Trail Ride ties in perfectly with Cave Creek’s equestrian community and the fun celebration of Wild West Days,” Jensen says. “It’s a fun way to tour around Cave Creek on horseback, meet new friends, share camaraderie and enjoy a delicious lunch afterwards.” The Poker Trail Ride is open to riders 18 years and older. The cost, which includes lunch, is $25 per hand or $15 per additional hand. Proceeds benefit Cave Creel Merchants & Events Association. Space is limited, so sign up today via www.wildwestdayscave creek.com or call 602.432.8594.

This Little Piggy Went To The Races Cheer on your favorite Lil’ Bit of Bacon at the annual Wild West Days Pig Races. These little guys jockey for position down the runway to be the “Best Western Piglet” of the year. All of the porcine action takes place Saturday, November 5, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, with races at 12pm and 3pm. Attendees can place a bet for their favorite piggy; $2 for one bet, $5 for five. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Wild West Days events. Learn more at www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.


One of the highlights of this year’s Wild West Days is a new, lively event, the Battle of the Bars, on Friday night, November 4 at The Buffalo Chip, 6823 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. The friendly bull riding competition challenges local restaurants, bars and other merchants to put together a team comprised of up to five professional bull riders and also enter one woman to compete in the Ms. Wild West Days contest that evening. Single and married ladies 21 and over who are passionate about Cave Creek are also encouraged to enter the Ms. Wild West Days contest.

“Other towns like Cottonwood and Wickenburg have had Battle of the Bars events, but we’re putting an edgy Cave Creek twist to it,” says Kristin Lewis, Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA) vice president. “Local bars that will have teams include The Buffalo Chip, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway/ Roadhouse, Frontier Town/Silver Spur Saloon and Larry’s Cocktails.” Lewis credits local bull rider Evan McKee for bringing the idea to her and CCMEA secretary Denise Good. “We wanted to bring a new, exciting event to Wild West Days – one that would foster friendly competition among merchants and be a big draw to the public,” Lewis says. The event starts at 6pm and there will be three rounds of bull riding at 8pm, 9:30pm and 10:45pm. Teams will compete for a cash prize, rider buckles and a buckle for the winning bar. CCMEA is grateful to The Buffalo Chip for hosting this event and to Mercer Rodeo Company, Tractor Supply Company and the participating sponsor restaurant teams and businesses for their support of this event.

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Crafts & Other Fun For Kids During Wild West Days Kids, parents and grandparents alike will have a blast during Cave Creek Wild West Days. Start off watching the parade on Saturday, November 5, which starts on the west side of town at 9am and ends around 11am at Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road. Then choose from a ton of fun activities throughout town. At Harold’s, kids can take in the action of the pig races from 12-3pm, watch Cow Pie Bingo from 1-2pm, or try riding a mechanical bull for kids outside from 1-3pm. Walk across the parking lot to The Buffalo Chip, 6823 East Cave Creek Road, to watch or participate in Mutton Bustin’ (kids riding sheep) starting at 11:30am. Kids ages four to seven can participate, but since the activity is limited to 65 kids, early registration through www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com is encouraged. Want a pony ride? Head over to The Horny Toad, 6738 East Cave Creek Road, where there will be pony rides both Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm. There will also be a petting zoo.

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Down the street at Frontier Town, 6245 East Cave Creek Road, the fun begins at 10am with Quick Duck Draws all day and special reenactment shows with the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies starting and 11am and going all day. Kids and adults also can participate in a half pie-eating contest at 1pm or watch bathtub races from 1-3pm. Just west of Frontier Town, The Print Shop will be hosting a fun kid’s crafts program and serving snow cones from 1-4pm. The Print Shop is located at 6217 East Cave Creek Road. A little off the beaten path, but a must-see, is Cave Creek Museum, at 6140 East Skyline Drive, where the massive, historic 1880 “Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill” will operate at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Volunteers will crush hard rock ore in search of gold that can be separated and saved. Kids also can participate in a fun gold panning event. The Museum is easily accessed from Cave Creek Road via Basin Road on the main strip of town, or via Skyline Drive from the west side of town, just north of Oregano’s. Sunday features more fun for kids and parents, with pony rides at The Horny Toad and Quick Duck Draws, another half pie-eating contest and Prescott Regulators performances at Frontier Town. Cave Creek Museum is also open from 1-4:30pm on Sunday.


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November Chamber Mixer The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold its next mixer event Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30-7pm at Freedom Fitness, 4532 East Lone Mountain Road in Cave Creek. Freedom Fitness is a full-service health club that features and extensive selection of the latest cardio, free weights and machines, in addition to offering aerobic, Zumba, spin, yoga and barre classes. The club is both a locally and veteran owned and operated facility. For more information, call 480.488.8848 or visit www.freedomfitnessaz.com. The cost for the mixer is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Non-members may attend twice before joining the Chamber. For more information on monthly Chamber events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

Magic Bird Event Offers Eclectic Mix Of Treasures Magic Bird Festivals’ arts and entertainment events have expanded to Cave Creek, and the seven-show series continues this month with the Wild West Days Treasure Fest to be held November 4-6 at the Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. These Magic Bird events offer an eclectic daytime and nighttime outdoor shopping experience in the charming, cowboy locale of Cave Creek. Centrally located at the Roadhouse, along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive, these weekend shows are entirely free and open to the public. Each Treasure Fest event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry and gourmet packaged edibles. These seasonally themed events also celebrate national holidays, such as the New Year’s Treasure Fest, Cinco de Treasure Fest and its Freedom Treasure Fest, an Independence Day celebration. During the shows, attendees are invited to take a break and relax at the Roadhouse. The casual dining establishment serves up a hearty selection of classic American fare as well as a full service bar of adult beverages. Known as one of Arizona’s main hangouts for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Roadhouse also features live, onstage music and entertainment. For information, visit www.carefreeazfestivals.com or call 480.488.2014.

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The Cave Creek Museum will host its annual Miner’s Dinner fundraiser Tuesday, November 15, from 4-8:30pm. Guests will be transported back in time as they dine outside by the Museum’s historic “Golden Reef” Stamp Mill that is believed to date back to 1880. Attendees will have a chance to see the fully operational Stamp Mill in action – the only operational 10-Stamp Mill in the state (and the only Stamp Mill in Maricopa County). Large and heavy stamp mills were used in the late 1800s and through the 1920s to crush hard rock ore so that the gold could be separated and saved. At one time, many such mills were “Golden Reef” Stamp Mill; photo by Marc Fleischer reported to exist in the Cave Creek Mining District. The Museum’s “Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill” was declared to be an Arizona State Historic Property by Arizona State Parks in 1986. Guests will also be able to see a blacksmith at work, pan for gold and enjoy a chuck wagon dinner that will be patterned after that of a traditional miner’s fare. Down Home Arizona will perform and guests can also bid on silent and live auction items. Stamp Mill Demonstrations will be held 4:30-5pm (free viewing for public.) Tickets for the Miner’s Dinner are $55 per person. Credit cards accepted. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. Located at 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. The Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4:30pm, and Friday from 10am-4:30pm. Entrance fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and $2 for students. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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Trunk Show Events Showcase Local Artists Etania Jewelry & Boutique in Cave Creek will host a two-day trunk show in both November and December, showcasing local artists. November 11-12, as part of its monthly “Meet the Artist” series, Etania is featuring local jewelry artist, Jennifer Hanscom. Hanscom works primarily in sterling silver. She designs, engineers and creates jewelry with intrigue, elegance and timeless appeal. She creates her Jewelry by Tumblestone Gems & Jewelry “Connection Collections” to inspire and celebrate life’s journey, serving as a reminder to nurture one’s soul. At its December 2-3 trunk show event, Etania will showcase Scottsdale artists Tumblestone Gems & Jewelry. Walter and Doris Husbands from Tumblestone create one-of-a-kind jewelry made from tumbleweeds. Their line includes jewelry, gift items and ornaments. Etania Jewelry & Boutique is located at 6140 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, and is open 11am-6:30pm. For more information, call 602.429.0505 or visit www.etaniagems.com.

Pictured: Rosalie Andaverde, R.N.

Revital-AZ Invites Residents To “Get Back To Better” Revital-AZ Laser and Med Spa, located in the Copper-Dome Building in the heart of Downtown Carefree, offers a wide variety of new services. But according to its owner, Rosalie Andaverde, R.N., the practice has one main objective: “To help our clients achieve a more youthful appearance while also simply feeling better.” Andaverde says that one thing that sets them apart from other practices is that all services provided are performed by experienced medical professionals; either an Arizona licensed physician or a registered nurse. In addition to a number of different laser procedures, they also do medical aesthetics ranging from Pellevé radio-frequency skin tightening and non-invasive skin resurfacing facials, to Botox, injectables and micro-needling. IV vitamin/ nutrient therapy is also available. They have also brought in some of the latest in laser technology and cutting edge treatments for their patients, most recently of which is “CoolSculpting” for fat reduction and complete body contouring, Other new services include PRP (platelet rich plasma) aesthetic treatments, often referred to as the “Vampire Facelift.” At the end of the day, the Revital-AZ team wants their clients to not only look and feel better, but also to get back to “better-living” as soon as possible. “One thing that is very important to us is having little or no down-time with all of our procedures” says Dr. Biliack (the medical director). “We want to help our patients achieve the best possible results, with only the least amount of unnecessary tissue damage or down-time.” Revital-AZ Laser and Med Spa is located at 7401 Easy Street, Suite D, in Carefree. For information, call 480.629.5776 or visit www.revitalaz.com.


The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center will sponsor an exhibit of more than 150 nativity sets from around the world November 26-27. The Nativities of the World display will be on view at the Desert Foothills Library (www.desertfoothillslibrary.org), 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek, from 10am-4pm on Saturday and from 11am-3pm on Sunday. They are all on loan from local artists, collectors and families. These sets have been made from every imaginable material, from fine porcelain to craft sticks, rocks, gourds and even banana skins. Some of them are huge, requiring a table to themselves, while others would fit easily in the palm of one’s hand. The nativities represent the work of local Carefree artists as well as craftsmen from Alaska to Zanzibar. The display is always changing and growing. Residents who may have a nativity set they would like to share with the community for a few days, or who would like more information, should contact the organizers at kpnativities14@ gmail.com. Admission is free, however a donation of nonperishable food or cash to the Food Bank (www.foothillsfoodbank.com) will help those in need in the community this holiday season.

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Nativities of The World On Display November 26-27

Furniture from Don Colins

Mickey Meulenbeek and Lori Cowherd, creators of The Big Heap, are gearing up for their last show. “Together, we started something different. Our good people have gone on to hold their own in the art world. Some started their own businesses. We acknowledge the hard work of every one of them.” Five years ago, the market had hit lows in the arts and design areas so the two women decided to collaborate. Cowherd, a designer and artist in her own business, teamed with Meulenbeek, an interior designer. Both women had their businesses in Cave Creek, and they joined forces creating The Big Heap. They continued, “We have always advocated innovation and breaking the mold. Now, we are following our own inclination; the need to do something different. Something new for ourselves.” Finding their niche in the marketplace with their own quirky touch, they were one of the first to bring “pickers” to a widely growing marketplace. Meulenbeek and Cowherd say, “You are invited to join us for our final Big Heap, before we launch out to mark a few more adventures off our bucket list. As Richard Branson says, ‘Screw it. Let’s do it.’” The Big Heap will be held November 18-20, from 9am-3pm. The cost is $7 at the gate; children 12 and under are free. Find The Big Heap at 3841 North Schoolhouse Road just north of Cave Creek Road and across from the Library. For more information, visit www.thebigheap.com.

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Chamber Ribbon Cutting To Be Held At Elements Massage The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting event at Elements Massage Thursday, November 17, at 5pm. Elements Massage is located at 29455 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 114, in Cave Creek. For information about Elements Massage Cave Creek, call 480.588.7882 or visit www.elementsmassage.com/cave-creek. For more information about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... Living In Carefree Has Its Perks

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Carefree is a rural, residential community of approximately 4,000 people, residing in 1,900 beautiful homes situated on slightly more than eight square miles. Nestled at the base and around Black Mountain, it also continues to the northeast into the foothills of the Continental Mountains. Carefree residents are surrounded by an active non-profit community that provides an abundant amount of volunteer MAYOR opportunities. This is what makes our community close Town of Carefree knit and aware of each other’s needs. We also have 480.488.3686 welcomed high-end art festivals to help support the Town’s www.carefree.org small businesses and developed unique experiences and entertainment so that residents and visitors have a variety of things to do and places to dine. It’s a quality lifestyle you don’t find in most communities. The Town of Carefree also provides a number of financial benefits to its residents. Unlike most municipalities, Carefree does not assess a local real estate tax. As a result, annual real estate taxes in Carefree are approximately half of what an identical residence in municipalities, which have town specific real estate taxes as an add-on to real estate taxes assessed by Maricopa County. For a median priced home in Carefree with a full cash value of $535,000, the incremental annual real estate tax cost for an identical home in Scottsdale would be $3,100 higher, and $2,900 higher in Phoenix. This considerable tax savings for Carefree property owners is accomplished while Carefree fully funds fire coverage out of the Town’s annual operating expenses. Carefree property owners receive this fire coverage as a Town provided service at no cost to them. In comparison, Scottsdale and Phoenix provide full fire coverage but its costs are funded by their town specific real estate taxes. In Cave Creek, property owners are not provided with fire coverage as a Town funded service, and residents desiring it are subject to the Rural Metro Fire protection annual fee of about $1,000 per home depending upon the square footage. In Paradise Valley, which also has no town specific real estate taxes, the Town provides fire coverage but bills its residents annually. Carefree residents enjoy both a high quality lifestyle as well as these financial benefits. Advantage – Carefree. Enjoy.

Join The Kiwanis For Stacks Of Fun The Kiwanis of Carefree pancake breakfasts are a favorite local tradition, offering good food, at good prices, creating a good time to support the organizations many good community services. They raise about $12,000 each year to support various community services. Kiwanis pancake breakfasts are held twice a year, fall and spring, on Saturday mornings, in the town center of Carefree. When they began about 12 years ago, they were tied to the Fiesta Day parade – the only local event that drew a lot of outsiders. Now pancake breakfasts are an event on their own, with other local organizations arranging information booths around the area. The Kiwanis say that they welcome this intracommunity involvement “because good neighborhood organizations should support each other.” The Kiwanis’ Fall Pancake Breakfast will be held November 12 from 7-11am. For more information, call 480.488.8400 or visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.

Town Hosts Eighth Annual Veterans Day Celebration The Town of Carefree will host its eighth annual Veterans Day presentation and musical tribute Friday, November 11, from 3-5pm, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street. The free event will feature a mixture of patriotic and military music by Don Morosic and his Main Event Swing Band. Special speakers will include veterans of the armed forces, who will share their experiences from the past. By popular request, the finale will once again include the bugle call, The Last Post, followed by TAPS on “dueling bugles.” Barbara Hatch, founder of Veterans Heritage Project, will be in attendance with students from Barbara Hatch and Mike Wold Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School, whose VHP chapters are now in the capable hands of two volunteer advisor/teachers: Gus Angeli (Navy veteran / science teacher) and Bret Lineburg (history teacher), with Shannon Griffith. The Heritage Quilt will be on display. Hatch is one of the recent recipients of the Hon Kachina Award for “improving the lives of others in her community.” Veterans Heritage Project students can now be found interviewing in 25 schools in Arizona and one in Illinois and will publish five editions of Since You Asked this year. Packages from Home (www.packagesfromhome.org) will also be present at the Veteran’s Day event to accept items for shipment to troops serving overseas, or donations to help with shipping costs. The most-needed items are small size toothpaste, shaving cream, men’s razors, socks, T-shirts (L, XL), boxers (L, XL), Rice Krispy Treats, peanut butter (16 oz.), gum 20 packs and drink mix singles, such as Crystal Lite powdered drinks. Alternatively, PFH representatives will be on hand to gladly accept any cash donations, since each package costs $16.75 to ship. The Association of the United States Army will have a representative available to assist any veterans with questions. The Carefree Kiwanis Club (www.kiwaniscarefree. org) will be providing light refreshments with assistance from the Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Enjoy the special presentations and join in the opportunity to honor those who have sacrificed for all. For more information, visit www.carefree.org or call 480.488.3686.


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Bashas’ Store Celebrates Grand Re-Opening In Carefree The Town of Carefree received an early Halloween treat, as Bashas’ Supermarket opened the doors to its newly remodeled grocery store in October. Located at 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive (the Bashas’ celebrates the re-opening of its Carefree location with (L-R in center) Johnny Basha and Mayor Les Peterson, along corner of Tom Darlington with a number of other Town of Carefree staff and council Drive and Carefree Drive), members, Carefree Cave Creek Chamber representatives, Bashas’ staff and community members. the store hosted a grand reopening celebration Wednesday, October 5. “As a long-term retail partner, Bashas’ has fulfilled our needs for a number of years and has become a pillar of the community,” says Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “We are thankful for the investment in Carefree and welcome the remodeled store back into the thriving Desert Foothills business community.” The newly-remodeled Bashas’ grocery store has several new amenities, including: • New sushi offerings and a soup and salad bar, which will have chefs assembling fresh rolls, available to grab-and-go, along with an assortment of hot soups to enjoy just in time for cooler temps and fresh salad offerings to compliment the perfect pairing on-the-go

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• An expanded Natural Choice area with an even wider selection of organic and better-for-you foods from which to choose. For more information, visit www.bashas.com.


Fearing Webster

It is football season and in addition to media speculation about our teams, there has been coverage in football news about the ongoing racial issues in our country. In the September 2013 Soul Connection column, I ALLEN NOHRE wrote about my seventh grade football experience that was Writer also the first time I met an African American. Our small Minnesota community was populated with mostly Norwegians, Swedes and Germans. Our first football game was against a school from a much larger town, also a community of white people, except for one family who was African American, the Webster’s. I was anxious about our game against a bigger school and on the first play of the game my anxiety turned to pure fright. I looked across the line of scrimmage and saw that the boy I had to block was Webster, but I didn’t know his first name. The ball was snapped, and afraid or not, I had to engage him. He was about my size and after several plays I realized we were evenly matched. Still, my irrational fear of an African American boy lasted the entire game and I’ve wondered about it my entire life. I wasn’t taught to fear African-Americans and I had no reason to be more afraid of Webster than a white football player. I have come to realize that I was afraid of him simply because of the color of his skin. Pigment is skin deep but my fear was deeper. We usually don’t respond well to those who look different, speak a different language, or worship a different God. Maybe subconsciously we believe differences are a threat to our survival. Today, I ask myself if my bias toward my fellow Americans of any race or religion is less than the day I met Webster on the football field. I hope so.

“Established in Carefree Since 1968” CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 NEW LISTING 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 $189,000

1.36 ACRE LOT – CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS A rare opportunity to own and build on this exceptional lot which includes a tennis court, and can be an excellent site. Ample room to build your dream home, affording exquisite views to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. MLS#5445230 REDUCED $199,000

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

THE VILLAGE AT CAREFREE CONFERENCE RESORT Two Luxury 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condos 11B – Located in a setting of remarkable natural beauty, this villa features upgraded furnishings with authentic Southwest and Tuscan-style décor topped off with a larger kitchen. Steps from the pool and spa, this main floor villa offers a private, premium location backing to the Desert Forest Country Club. Secluded privacy on all patios, true luxury living in Carefree. MLS#5454002 $359,900 15C – May have the best views in the entire development. Very well maintained with spectacular views to the north of Continental Mountains and Desert Forest Golf Club. Added bonus: two car garage included. Breathtaking views from all patios. Don’t miss this one, the best of the best! MLS#5389688 $429,000

EXCLUSIVE TONTO HILLS LOTS Lot 149, Deer Trail Road. Fabulous, high, 1.81 acre view lot with water, electric, and phone. Striking homes on all sides, boulder strewn arroyo adds instant landscape character. MLS#5317571 $159,000 Lot 152, Centrally located lot in subdivision of fine homes. Water, electricity and phone in the cul-de-sac. Views to Four Peaks. MLS#5457633 $135,000 Lot 85, Spacious 1.9 acre lot with priceless views of the Tonto National Forest. Up to 4 horses allowed. One of four lots on Yucca Lane. MLS#5457628 $135,000

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

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

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

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Area Residents Tee Up For FCC November 14 The Foothills Caring Corps (FCC), invites golf lovers to tee up for a good cause at the Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, slated for Monday, November 14. The FCC is a Carefree based, volunteer-driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for older residents in the Northeast Valley. The tournament is a major fundraiser for the agency. “Foothills Caring Corps has made a huge difference in the lives of many senior individuals living

here in the valley. Whether it’s taking them shopping, driving them to medical visits or just spending time with those in need, Foothills Caring Corps is committed to providing much needed services to those in our community. The tournament is a great way to support our efforts,” says Debbra Determan, executive director. Festivities take place at Mirabel Golf Club, a private facility and home to a highly acclaimed Tom Fazio designed golf course, located at 37100 North Mirabel Club Drive. Hole-in-one and additional prize opportunities will be part of the play this year. Raffle prizes and

select auction items will follow the play, as well as drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Individual registration for the scramble format tournament is $400 and includes golf, food and beverages. Space is limited to 104 players. Tournament registration and breakfast begins at 8:30am, followed by a putting contest open to all competitors. After the putting warm-up, sponsors and players will head to their tees for a 10am shotgun start. To participate in the tournament, provide sponsorship, volunteer or for more information, call 480.488.1105 or visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com.

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Tenth Annual Holiday Bazaar In Carefree

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A two-day bazaar, to be held at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree, promises to be a shopping extravaganza. Sponsored by Our Lady’s Guild, the 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar will take place Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 from 9am-4pm. More than 70 hand-picked vendors will be selling unique and one-of-a-kind items of pottery, jewelry and artwork, fashions and accessories – shoppers are sure to find something special for everyone on their holiday list. In addition to great shopping, there will be a Book Nook stocked with thousands of ever so gently used books and a Corner Café where shoppers can enjoy breakfast and lunch. And what Bazaar would be complete without a visit to the Sweets & Treats Shop, overflowing with delicious home-baked goodies. Proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar go directly to projects targeted at making a positive difference in the community. Admission is free and there’s plenty of parking. Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church is located on the northeast corner of Pima and Cave Creek roads in Carefree. For information, call 480.488.2229 or visit www.oloj.org.


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The kick-off event to Magic Bird Festival season in Carefree, the Southwest Art & Indian Market is a Thanksgiving weekend festival inspired by America’s first Thanksgiving. It joins together Native and European American artisans renowned for their traditional and contemporary Southwest inspired art and handcrafted designs. Browse one-of-a-kind sculptures, exquisite Native American jewelry and exceptional mixed-media pieces while taking in the vibrant desert flora and fauna artfully landscaped throughout the four-acre gardens. Along with collections from more than 100 recognized artisans plus a Southwestern Food Court and packaged edibles cuisine selections, the festival also hosts live music and entertainment. Daily performances by country and western singers and Native American dancers and storytellers take center stage at the shaded, open-air Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. The entire show is woven throughout the tranquil beauty of Carefree’s exotic desert botanical gardens and the largest Sundial in the U.S. The event provides a welcome escape from the Black Friday shopping milieu. This free, familyfriendly event will be held November 25-27, Thanksgiving weekend, from 10am-5pm daily. For additional information, call 480.488.2014 or visit www. magicbirdfestivals.com.

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Save The Date: Carefree’s Winter Wonderland Returns

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Celebrate the holidays in southwest style at the ninth annual Carefree Christmas Festival, December 9-11. This entirely free event offers a winter wonderland experience in scenic Downtown Carefree. Spectators crowd the streets for the Electric Light Parade’s vibrant, decorated floats and evening firework display. A Kid’s Zone provides entertainment for all ages, including 35 tons of real snow, a snow slide, Santa’s Grotto, Pet Parade, live music and dance performances, train rides and other amusements. This year, a snow sculpture by famed artist Ray Villafane will add to the festive atmosphere. Last minute shoppers will appreciate the Holiday Gift Market presented by Magic Bird Festivals. The lighted holiday village offers daytime and late night shopping with nearly 100 artist booths and vendors. Featuring artisan designs, handcrafted jewelry, stocking stuffer gifts, boutique apparel and gourmet confections, there is something for everyone on your list. Pets, dressed for the holidays, are invited to participate in the Sunday pet parade, and Foothills Animal Rescue pet adoptions will be available on site. All activities are centrally located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, from 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. The four-acre desert botanical gardens provide a stunning backdrop for the event. The winding paths showcase thousands of exotic plants and cacti that are illuminated for the festivities For details, call 480.488.2051 or visit www.carefreechristmasfestival.com.


Foothills Community Foundation’s (FCF) MindQuest Speakers Series is hosting “The Healthy Brain Expo: Keep Your Brain Young, Active and Strong” Saturday, November 12, from 9am-1:30pm at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, Scottsdale. This half-day event is focused on positive aspects of engaging the brain to keep one young, active and strong. The Healthy Brain Expo features nine workshops and many exhibit booths. Learn how to train the brain, eat right for good nutrition, be emotionally resilient, practice mindfulness, and hear about current scientific research on preserving brain health. Interactive experiential workshops include Tai Chi, meditation and gentle yoga. Confirmed speakers are experts in their field and practitioners of alternative health therapeutic techniques. Sponsoring organizations include HonorHealth, Barrow Neurological Institute, the Desert Family YMCA and the Foothills Community Foundation. “Barrow is committed to providing worldclass care, furthering research, and educating the public,” says Lucy Ranus, RN, BSN, manager of the prevention and outreach program at Barrow Neurological Institute. “Events like this provide an important opportunity for the community to learn about preventing brain injuries and to protect our brains.” FCF president and CEO Chris Winger says, “This event is a first of its kind at our community center. HonorHealth, Barrow Neurological Institute and the Desert Foothills YMCA are collaborating with us to offer exceptional speakers and information. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to stimulate and improve their own brain health.” Advance registration is recommended at www.azfcf.org or call 480.488.1090. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 Seniors (over 65), and $10 for Students with ID.

Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents Nunsense: The Mega Musical Comedy at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 20. Directed and choreographed by Kat Bailes with musical direction by Daniel Kurek, the musical comedy shares an entertaining story that will amuse audiences of all faiths. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook (Sister Julia, Child of God) has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. They decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. So they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production, and mayhem ensues. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and on Sundays at 2pm. There is also a 2pm matinee on Saturday, November 19. Adult Tickets range from $26 to $32.50. Youth Tickets are $16 to $21. To order tickets, visit www.dftheater.org or call 480.488.1981.

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Twentieth Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour

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rizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills (HITH), celebrates its 20th year during the last two weekends of November, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 18, 19 and 20 and November 25, 26 and 27. A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features 188 artists in 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. The free, self-guided studio tour offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios, which are open to the public from 10am-5pm during the six-day tour. Each studio has one or more guest artists who also display and sell their work. All HITH artists are Sonoran Arts League members, and several will be coming from different parts of the state to participate in the annual event. Many guest artists also set up to demonstrate. “This year’s Hidden in the Hills promises to be one of the best yet, with a wide variety of styles, mediums and price ranges,” says Pat Bell-Demers, Sonoran Arts League executive director and HITH event co-chair. “With our studio tour taking place the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, it’s also perfect for holiday shoppers who want to find an original, unique gift.” HITH 2016 featured cover artist Linda Korstad with her piece “Wishing and Hoping” Photo: Farbman Photography For more information, call 480.575.6624 or visit www.hiddeninthehills.org.

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Explore The World Of North Valley Artists Enjoy this sneak peek into the working lives of just a few of the artists who will participate in the 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale. Presented by Sonoran Arts League, the tour takes place November 18, 19 and 20 and November 25, 26 and 27. Learn more about all of the participating artists at www.hiddeninthehills.org. Call 480.575.6624 for tour information.

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Sonoran Arts League Moving...

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The non-profit Sonoran Arts League is moving to Stagecoach Village, a decision that was prompted by its board when it became clear that the League’s rapid growth necessitated a larger space. The move, which will take place in the fall, signifies the League’s dedication to supporting artists, promoting art education and elevating the Desert Foothills region as a prominent arts community. “This is a turning point for the League and our members,” says Pat BellDemers, Sonoran Arts League executive director. “This new space will allow us to consolidate resources into one location and permanently house programs, offices, classrooms, meetings, events and public art spaces. It’s right in line with our mission, and we’re looking forward to enhancing collaborations with community partners and supporting tourism through unique public art events.” The League’s history dates back to 1975, when a small group of artists created the Cave Creek Crafts Council, which morphed into the Cave Creek Arts Council and then grew to be the non-profit Sonoran Arts League. Twenty years ago, when the League started its first Hidden in the Hills artist studio tour, membership was hovering around 75 artists. Today, the League has more than 650 members who actively participate in community outreach programs, including mentoring programs, workshops, seminars, fundraisers and other activities, such as the Empty Bowls Project, the signature Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale, the Sonoran Small Works Show, free veteran art programs and the ARTREACH Community Studio. The League’s Gallery at el Pedregal will remain in its spacious location on the second floor of el Pedregal in north Scottsdale.

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“We will continue to have our Pop-Up Wednesday events and other art exhibitions in the gallery, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Boulders Resort,” Bell-Demers says. The League’s new space will be located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suites 143 and 144, in Cave Creek, on the east side of Stagecoach Village, across from Watson’s Hat Shop and Indigo Crow Restaurant and Bar. For more information, call 480.575.6624, or visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.

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HITH STUDIO TOUR FEATURES ARTISTS FROM AROUND ARIZONA

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This year’s 20th annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour features a record 188 artists at 47 studios during the last two weekends of November. While the studios are based throughout Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, some Sonoran Arts League members will be traveling to the area to participate as guest artists. Joel Wolfson is a photographer coming from Flagstaff who will exhibit at Red Rope Studio, #40, hosted by Nancy Michaelson, near the intersection of Tom Darlington (Scottsdale) Road and Cave Creek Road. A long-time Sonoran Arts League member and contributor, Wolfson has participated in the tour since 2002. He is an internationally published photographer who loves teaching as much as shooting and he has pursued both passions since college. Other artists at Red Rope Studio include Patricia Cain, Kay Cummins and Althea Sassman. Morrie Elmer is a past president of the Sonoran Arts League and one of the original eight artists who began Hidden in the Hills in 1997. After moving to Concho in the White Mountains, he continued to travel back to the Desert Foothills for the tour every single year. The collectors who cherish his wood turned vessels return Cynthia Downs

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each year, frequently bringing new friends and family to marvel at his delicate yet substantial forms. Elmer is a guest at Studio #33, High Desert Creations, hosted by Kathi Turner. Other guests include watercolorist Mary Boehm and mixed media artist Jan Griggs. This studio is just northwest of the intersection of Lone Mountain and Scottsdale Road. Not far from the intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road at Jane Boggs’ studio #17, jeweler Cynthia Downs-Apodaca will be coming up from Tucson to exhibit her fine jewelry. The talented artist integrates traditional metalsmithing techniques with textile techniques to create stunning pieces featuring unusual stones, fossils and minerals. Other guests at the Boggs Studio include Sue Hunter, Ellen and Bill Leibow and Joe Netherwood, all award-winning artists in their respective fields. Guest artists will also be traveling from Anthem, Black Canyon City, Casa Grande, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Sedona, Tempe and other parts of Arizona. For more details, visit www.hiddeninthehills.org or call 480.575.6624. Morrie Elmer


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AROUND TOWN

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Macbeth Brelby Theatre www.brelby.com Thru Nov. 13

Funny Girl Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

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Annual Arts & Crafts Boutique Sale 5220 W. Cinnabar Ave., Glendale; 9am-4pm

Thru Nov. 13

Nov. 13

Lost in Yonkers

Made in America

Desert Stages Theatre www.desertstages.org; 480.483.1664

Salt River Brass at Mesa Arts Center

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Nov. 11

Nov. 5

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 13

Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith

The Havana Cuba All-Stars

Stars of Tomorrow Mesa Arts Center

Nov. 11

Nov. 5-26

Paris Chansons featuring Endre Balogh

Murder at Greystone Manor

Grand Canyon University Arena www.gcuarena.com; 602.639.8979 Nov. 13

Marc Cohn

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum

The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater Nov. 11 Nov. 6

Nov. 2

4th Annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest

Satirizing French Society

Steele Indian School Park www.facebook.com/desertgatheringaz

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

Nov. 6

Nov. 6

Family Concert: The Animal Kingdom

Nov. 3

Phoenix Symphony at Orpheum Theatre phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999

Talking Stick Resort Showroom www.ticketmaster.com; 480.850.7734

The Little Red Hen

Nov. 3

Great Arizona Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

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Bull in a China Shop Westbrook Village Players www.westbrookvillageplayers.org; 623.566.6178 Nov. 11-13

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Arizona Opera www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464 Nov. 11-20

Nunsense: The Mega Musical Comedy Desert Foothills Theater www.desertfoothillstheater.org; 480.488.1981

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Nov. 4-20

Love Is Here To Stay Theater Works Peoria www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930 Nov. 4-20

The Music Man Mesa Encore Theatre at Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500 Nov. 4-25

Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater www.mysterymansion.com; 480.994.1520

Nov. 14

Bria Skonberg Musical Instrument Museum Nov. 14-17

Phoenix Film Festival Fall Showcase Harkins Scottsdale 101 www.phoenixfilmfestival.com; 602.955.6444 Nov. 15

Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa Mesa Arts Center Nov. 15

Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet Musical Instrument Museum Around Town, continued on page 64

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Haas Kowert Tice

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

Warsaw Philharmonic

Maya Day + Nightclub www.mayaclubaz.com

ASU Concert Jazz Band: Big Band Night

Rumer Willis: Over the Love Tour

Nov. 2

Kris Kristofferson

Nov. 14

Bingo Players

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Dave Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra with Renee Olstead and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Musical Instrument Museum Nov. 10

Rufus Wainwright Mesa Arts Center Nov. 10-13

To Kill a Mockingbird Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org; 623.336.6001

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Around Town, continued from page 63

The Paul Thorn Band

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Nov. 16

Karrin Allyson Musical Instrument Museum

Lydia

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Mesa Arts Center

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor

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Nov. 25-27

Dvorák’s Cello Concerto

The Texas Tenors

Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Phoenix Symphony Hall

Nov. 18-20

Nov. 25 – Dec. 11

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 16

Nat Geo Live Series: Mankind to Mars

Nov. 17-20

Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country

Mesa Arts Center

Goodguys 19th Southwest Nationals

The Herd

WestWorld of Scottsdale www.good-guys.com

Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

Mesa Arts Center Nov. 16 – Dec. 24

Billy Elliot Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

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An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Mesa Arts Center

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An Act of God Arizona Theatre Company at Herberger Theater Center www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

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The Liz Story Piano Experience with Lisa Downing and Julio Mazziotti Musical Instrument Museum

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Adam & Anthony Live Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 19

Gypsy Soul

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

1964 The Tribute

Nov. 19

Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600, Ext. 1

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Estampas Porteñas Tango Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 27

Musical Instrument Museum

Nov. 18

Mesa Arts Center

Huey Lewis & The News

Nov. 28

Livewire www.livewireaz.com; 480.970.6980

Sea-Lore of Old France Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 18

Nov. 19 – Dec. 24

Vocalosity Mesa Arts Center

A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday

Nov. 29

Childsplay www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700

Helene Grimuaud Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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Dec. 2-18

The Tempest Trio

Black Nativity

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129

Nov. 20

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

Dec. 3

The Sounds of the Holidays

Talking Stick Resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom www.ticketmaster.com; 480.850.7734

Carolyn Eynon Singers at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church Chapel www.cesingers.com; 480.529.2630

Nov. 21

John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Dec. 3

ARTrageous Benefit Gala Starring Michael Feinstein Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 22

Dec. 3

The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz

Jim Gaffigan

AZ Swing Kings Orchestra at Theater Works Peoria www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930

Comerica Theatre www.ticketmaster.com

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

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Christmas with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Mesa Arts Center


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“Emerged from Mother Earth to reach Father Sky”

Local Artists Debut New Work At Hidden In The Hills

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Longtime Arizona fine artist Sandi Ciaramitaro and recent New York transplant Ken Kaminski will share a new exhibition space for the 2016 Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale. Each debuts new works in various mediums: Kaminski chronicles more than a decade of his work, displaying his journey from post-911 New York to serene, bucolic Arizona (www. kenkaminski.com; 908.391.1830). Ciaramitaro brings her one-of-akind watercolors and oils, along with a brand new bronze sculpture (www.sandic.me 480.861.1010). Hidden in the Hills patrons visiting the East Meets West Studio will be first in line to view Sandi Ciaramitaro with her new bronze, Ciaramitaro’s newest major bronze, “Salt River Crossing – Wild Salt River Horses.” “Salt River Crossing – Wild Salt River Horses.” Highlighting the iconic Salt River Wild Horses, the sculpture captures the unencumbered essence of these beautiful creatures as they explore, play, and interact as nature intended. The Salt River Wild Horses were recently saved by legislation designed to sustain the herd, ensuring their continued, fundamental freedom to thrive in their natural habitat. Prolific in three different mediums, Ciaramitaro also exhibits a collection of recent, original oils and watercolors that visually describe the light, color and energy found in the American Southwest. Emerged from Mother Earth to reach Father Sky is a new painting featuring Arizona’s Monument Valley Tribal Park, captured in thick, saturated pigment that seems to reach out to the viewer. The totem buttes – highly eroded, but nevertheless monumental – remain as relics of the past even as they define the present. “They are a testament to the strength and power of Monument Valley,” says Ciaramitaro. Located at 4821 East Creek Canyon Road in Cave Creek, East Meets West Studio is a little off the beaten path. However, its rural, picturesque setting is the perfect complement to the artists’ work, which celebrates the unparalleled light, color and natural scenery of the region.

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Snowbowl Announces 2016-17 Ski Season Opening Day

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Arizona Snowbowl resort officials announced that the opening day of the 2016-17 season is scheduled for Friday, November 11, the earliest opening day in the history of the resort. Arizona Snowbowl averages 260 inches of natural snowfall annually. To provide a consistent season and product, a state-of-the-art snowmaking system was installed and now covers over 65 percent of trails. Snowbowl continues to invest additional dollars in its snowmaking system, and is purchasing new snow guns and other equipment to improve its efficiency. Snowmaking crews are ready to begin making snow as early as October this year in preparation for opening day and to provide consistent skiing conditions throughout the season. Mountain construction projects are currently underway as crews gear up for ski season. New this winter, Arizona Snowbowl is installing its first high-speed lift and the only high-speed six-person lift in Arizona. The new Grand Canyon Express, named because skiers can see the Grand Canyon while riding the lift, will transport skiers up the mountain in six minutes. The new high-speed six-pack is just over a mile in length (5,801 feet) with a vertical of 1,546 feet and will provide access to more than 80 percent of the ski area. The top terminal is located on Ridge Trail at 10,900 feet in elevation. The new high-speed Grand Canyon Express will greatly increase uphill capacity and help reduce the lift line on the existing Agassiz triple chairlift. The new lift will provide access to intermediate and expert terrain, and new gladed tree skiing on the north facing slopes under the lift, providing a faster ride time, easier loading and unloading, and allowing for more skiing. Earlier this year, resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest unveiled plans for mountain improvements across all four resorts: Arizona Snowbowl, Purgatory Resort (www.purgatoryresort.com), Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (www.sipapunm.com) and Pajarito Mountain (www.skipajarito.com). The ski area collective is investing $10 million for the 2016-17 season, continuing an aggressive $10 million multi-mountain improvement campaign that began in 2015, for a grand total of $20 million over two consecutive seasons. The 2016-17 mountain improvement plan outlines two new lifts, new trails, and snowmaking at the four resorts. For more information, visit www.arizonasnowbowl.com.


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The Grand Canyon Brewing Company (GCB) operates with a motto, to live curiously, and to encourage a sense of adventure in its fans through the slogan, Discover a Grand Canyon State of Mind. This year, GCB led by example when they ran a massive white water rafting sweepstakes and expanded to a 20,000-squarefoot brewhouse and tap room located just two miles down Route 66 from their original location in Williams. With expansion came growth and room to explore creative beer making styles, flavors and techniques. The result, a variety of new specialty series beers, available at select craft beer destinations across the Valley. If barrel aged or barrel fermented are your thing, check out the Wild Wonders series. These beers represent the wildest side of GCB staff ambition and imagination. The first release is DireWolf followed by Will-O-The-Wisp and Rummy Brown later this year. Next, check out the Shot Gun Series a limited release series where anything goes. Any fun, creative ideas that the GCB team and fans come up with is worth a blast of the shot gun. In 2016, those beers included Spruce Lee, 7th Vortex Saison, Bill Williams Berliner and available now, Lost Belgian Gold. The GCB is also working on plans to launch a Cask Series that will feature unfiltered true ales and variations of GCB specialty brews. Learn more about Grand Canyon Brewing Company at www.grandcanyon brewery.com.

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Hike, Wine & Dine Amidst Sedona’s Fall Colors Perched atop a scenic bluff overlooking Mount Wilson, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill is located just steps from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, creating the perfect opportunity to combine hiking, wine and dining for the ultimate fall day in Sedona. For hikers of all skill levels, the Adobe Jack Trail offers an easy to moderate 1.7-mile hike that connects to an additional 7 miles of trails within the Soldier Wash Trail system loaded with awe-inspiring red rock views and access to Sedona’s renowned geology and high-desert flora. For adventurous hikers, the trail connects to Oak Creek Canyon where flowing water and stunning golden and orange fall foliage awaits. For casual hikers, a brisk walk along the trail loop features scenic viewpoints that still deliver stunning views. At the finish line just steps from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, hikers can relax and unwind on the patio of Mariposa overlooking a backdrop of majestic red rocks. The newest restaurant opened by Sedona chef and restaurateur Lisa Dahl, Mariposa features a menu of South American-inspired cuisine complete with a 600-bottle wine collection curated from Chef Dahl’s travels throughout Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Although a fine dining destination, in true Sedona style hikers in outdoor gear are welcomed and in good company during the lunch and Gaucho Hours at Mariposa as locals and travelers alike trek in for a bite after a day of exploring. On the lunch menu at Mariposa are lighter Latin-inspired dishes ideal for a post-hike meal, in addition to dishes for heartier appetites. During Gaucho Hour, offered evenings at the bar from 4-5pm ahead of dinner service, tapas and small plates range from Aguacate Frito featuring crunchy fried avocados served with smoky pimento aioli; handmade empanadas; Pulpo Parilla made with grilled Spanish octopus with warm butter beans and fennel slaw and Yucca Fries served with Dahl’s famed housemade chimichurri using ingredients plucked fresh from the restaurants garden. Mariposa is open daily 11:30am-2:30pm for lunch and reopens at 4pm for Gaucho Hour, followed by dinner service from 5pm to close. For more information, visit www.mariposasedona.com.

Rock Hounds Converge For Sixteenth Annual Show Wickenburg will become a rock hound paradise November 26-27, as the Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society holds its 16th annual rock show that will rival any held in the Phoenix area. In the spring of 2000, under the direction of then president Mary Bee, it was decided to have a formal rock and gem show. From humble beginnings, it has grown and flourished into a large show with dealers coming from all across Arizona and other States. The show will be open from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. There are more than 40 dealers showing and selling various rocks, gems, fossils, minerals jewelry, beads, lapidary equipment, semiprecious stones and a lot of fine jewelry. In addition, there will be a Kids Area with grab bags of a variety of polished stones and other activities for the future rock hounds to enjoy. Admission is free, and everyone receives a ticket for hourly drawings. At 4pm Sunday, there will be a raffle drawing. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. For additional information, call Beth at 480.540.2318.


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The Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival, to be held November 11-13, is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. Now celebrating its 37th year, the event is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are Run Boy Run, Flint Hill Special, and Blue Canyon Boys. Additionally, contestants will compete in 12 categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar and Banjo. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Road, just half-mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11am, with entertainment from 1-5pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 7am for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9am-5pm. Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children; 3 Day Passes are $45, $40 and $25 at the gate. Advance tickets are available from Eventbrite and at the Wickenburg Chamber Office, located at 216 North Frontier Street. For more information, call 928.684.5479 or visit www.wickenburgchamber.com.

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Double H Hat Company specializes in custom handmade felted fur hats in various styles including western, gentlemen and ladies’ hats. With a shop located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Darby, Montana, as well as at 201 North Frontier Street in Wickenburg, Jimmy Harrison “the hat man” (the company’s Master Hatter) also offers hat cleaning, blocking and total renovation. Double H will custom build a hat to fit each individual’s unique style, and offers a variety of embellishments, including custom inlays, for a unique hat custom designed for each customer. A hat can be built for any occasion including weddings, outdoor adventures or just to match a new car. “I started in the hat business after I apprenticed for a year and a half under a lady hat maker,” says Harrison. “I’ve always been shaping hats and cutting down hats since I was young and in rodeo with my friends. It’s something I’ve always had an interest in. I wasn’t happy in the insurance business with my father so when a local business came up for sale, I decided to take advantage of it and started Double H Custom Hat Company.” The company stands behind its product 100 percent, including the shape and fit of the hat. All new custom-made hats come in a hard hat can case so shipping is no problem. The company prides itself in dealing only in quality. “I make a true 50 percent beaver hat and 100 percent beaver hat,” continues Harrison. “I also deal in the Guatemalan fine palm leaf hats (which are the only straw hats that I carry). I carry some of the finest horsehair hat bands and belts, plus a wide array of bone hat bands, leather hat bands, beaded bands, silver hat bands, and various other types of hat bands in the shop.” For more information, call 877.HAT.MAKR or 406.821.3300; or visit www.doublehhats.com.

Whispering Pines Resort has extended its special fall deal, now available through November 24. Guests who book a stay from Sunday to Thursday will get a third night free when paying for two nights. Or, pay for three nights and get two nights free. When reserving, be sure to ask for the “Fall Special.” Highest daily rate applies. Whispering Pines offers access to great fishing and golfing, in addition to hiking trails and horseback riding nearby. Call 800.840.3867 to book a reservation, or visit www. whisperingpinesaz.com.

Mesa Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show The Mesa Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show will be held at Skyline High School in Mesa, November 19-20. Offering fun for all ages, attendees are invited to browse original jewelry, gemstones and beads, as well as rare and unusual crystals, minerals and fossils. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and Arizona is a treasure trove of minerals found nowhere else in the world. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of the artisans have created original jewelry designs and gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and the cutand-polished states. Raffles and silent auctions will be held hourly throughout the show by the Apache Junction Gem and Mineral Club for a chance to win one of the many prizes. Proceeds from the show are used to provide scholarship monies to local students. Skyline High School is located at 845 South Crismon Road in Mesa. Show hours are Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information, contact Phil Gadd of the Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club at 503.705.3933.


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The movies have a lot in common with a good bottle of wine. For starters they both require a producer that is powerful enough to create an outstanding finished product for our personal enjoyment. This extraordinary finesse is what ultimately allows us to disconnect from reality for a few hours and devour what’s in front of us. Sam Pillsbury, a New Zealand native and owner of Pillsbury Winery, is a film producer turned winemaker. As I take you through my visit at Pillsbury Winery you will see the similarities and operations of a brilliant mind.

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