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hange is good. It forces one to adapt, which brings about resiliency – something that Arizona performing arts organizations are familiar with. As the performing arts season gets underway in the Valley, organizations are rising to the challenges of the times – and coming through brilliantly. After nearly 30 years, the Scottsdale Cultural Council changed its name to Scottsdale Arts (www.scottsdalearts.org) to “engage more effectively with the public and the next generation of audiences.” Remarking on the changes, Scottsdale Arts president and CEO Neale Perl said, “Scottsdale Arts is bold and direct, and perfectly represents the fundamental mission of our organization – to provide our city’s residents and visitors with exceptional arts and educational experiences – now and into the future.” Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is another organization meeting challenges and changing times head-on. After facing a potentially seasoncancelling fundraising slump, donors across the state rallied, providing the funds needed for ATC to present its 50th Anniversary Season – something for everyone to celebrate. “Next season will be a year-long celebration of a halfcentury of unforgettable theatre in Arizona,” said ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein, announcing the season (www.arizonatheatre.org). “It will be an opportunity for the thousands of professional artists and staff, and the audiences of millions who have joined with us over that time, to take a deep bow. In putting together this Golden Anniversary season, we have tried to assemble an exceptionally ambitious season that reflects many of the strands of our diverse, wide-ranging and exciting history.” With live music, theater and dance, the Valley’s performing arts organizations are ready to enrich, provoke, educate, inspire and, of course, entertain this season – don’t miss a moment. |CST The CITYSunTimes 2016-17 Performing Arts Preview begins on page 68.

Discover Delectable Dining Around The Valley Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is back for its ninth season September 16-25, and Valley diners may want to loosen their belts and get out their fashionable stretchy pants in preparation for 10 nights of epic cuisine. ARA president and CEO Steve Chucri says, “ARW unites Valley diners around one of our most common bonds, food. Restaurants bring their A-game and diners are the direct beneficiary, it’s truly a win-win.” During Fall ARW, more than 200 participating restaurants will offer a threecourse prix-fixe menu for $33 or $44 per person. The carefully crafted menus offer food lovers their ultimate dining experiences. Craft 64, Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Different Pointe of View, District Kitchen & Wine Bar, Drexyl, Fuego Bistro, Liberty Market, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Rusconi’s American Kitchen, Ticoz Latin Kitchen and Vincent’s make up just a small sampling of participating restaurants around the Valley. For a complete Paul Martin’s Brick Chicken list of restaurants, and a peek at their menus, visit www.arizonarestaurantweek.com.

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“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up.”

The month of September has always been a favorite of mine. Some of my favorite people celebrate birthdays in September; the temperatures begin to show signs of fall; and performing arts organizations are gearing up for a new season. This year, more than ever, I feel that Art – in all its forms – is crucial. At its best, art can enrich, provoke, educate, inspire and, yes, entertain. It can help us find common ground; explore our wounds and help us heal. Art can build bridges; it can provide escape. It can help us feel grounded, and allow us to soar. But most of all, it lifts us up out of the ordinary – shows us the beauty around us and the potential before us. George Washington, father of our nation, is quoted as saying, “The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.” So I encourage you all to listen to Dad, love your country and support the arts this season.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... 9/11 Memorial Tribute Marks 15th Anniversary By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

In what has become a soughtafter, twice-yearly event for those who seek to unplug from their hectic routines, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will bring back Sarah McLean (www.sedonameditation.com) for a Soul Radiance Satori Retreat, October 10-13. A master meditation instructor, McLean will lead four days of contemplative, rejuvenating and inspirational exercises, from candlelight yoga to chakra toning, designed to guide guests to self-discovery and a more deeply fulfilling life. Pampering treatments at the award-winning Sanctuary Spa and farm-fresh nourishing meals prepared by Chef Beau MacMillan round out an experience that promises to be as luxurious as it is enlightening. The exclusive retreat includes three nights’ accommodations in Spa House, a private mountain home enclave with sweeping desert views, offering groups a totally unique spa escape that emphasizes a focus on the whole mind and body; all meals; four 60-minute spa treatments; guided meditation; and instruction in self-awareness practices and mindfulness. Sanctuary’s Soul Radiance Satori Retreat is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to make a reservation, call 480.624.8513 or visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

SCC Opens Renovated Library Offers modern spaces, connectivity and more

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A stunning, state-of-the-art library is now open at Scottsdale Community College (SCC), following a renovation that took the space from old and tired to fresh and inspired. Students returning to campus for the fall semester will be among the first to use and experience the newly updated library, which provides 33,200 square feet of exquisite, modern space for students to study, relax, research and discover. It opened last month just in time for the fall semester, which began August 22. The massive, three-year makeover began in 2013. The library building is one of the school’s original structures, built in 1970. The updated library will offer the hightech capabilities needed for today’s varied learning environments, along with a traditional offering of

information and materials critical to academic success. “This library is modern technology at its finest, with all the high-tech bells and whistles, but also the hightouch support from our wonderful librarians and library staff who are here to serve students and the community,” says SCC president Jan Gehler. “The renovation took longer than we had hoped, but it is most definitely worth the wait and is exactly what our students and our community deserve.” Community members interested in visiting and using the library will be able to get a community borrower’s card to check out books. They also will have limited access to computers. 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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In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, the City of Scottsdale is hosting a free 9/11 Memorial Tribute, September 7-13, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. We’ve planned a special ceremony on September 11 and all MAYOR are invited to attend. The reading of the names of those who lost City of Scottsdale the lives begins at 4pm. The 9/11 Remembrance ceremony and 480.312.3111 candlelight vigil begins at 5pm in the Virginia G. Piper Theater. The www.scottsdaleaz.gov ceremony will feature a panel of first responders who were in New York City during and after the towers fell. Luis Gonzales, retired Arizona Diamondbacks player, is also scheduled to speak to share his thoughts about winning the World Series during that tumultuous time. Other guest speakers include Chief Rodbell of the Scottsdale Police Department, Chief Shannon of the Scottsdale Fire Department. If you are unable to attend the ceremony on September 11, there will be a touching exhibition that featuring the three-story National Unity Flag, photos and video from 9/11, memorabilia from retired FDNY and NYPD, and supersized props of the Twin Towers, Pentagon, plane wing and large metal flag – made of steel, brass and polycarbonate. These specially-built models will display a memorial card of every individual who lost their lives on September 11 related to the attacks. The memorial cards were created and donated by Scottsdale resident Lisa Vella. The Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday beginning at 12-7pm for a special ceremony. A very special additional element of our tribute includes the Gatekeepers, a motorcycle club of firefighters from across the Valley. On September 7, they will transport a piece of steel from the World Trade Centers from the Harley Davidson Store, 15656 North Hayden Road, to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts where it will be displayed for the week of the memorial.9/11 is an event most of us will never forget, nor should we, and I hope you are able to visit this special exhibition in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost and enormous impact these acts of terrorism had our nation and the world.

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Celebrate Bavarian Traditions At Brat Haus Oktoberfest will fill the open air beer garden at Brat Haus in Scottsdale with an abundance of traditional food and festivities Saturday, September 17, from 4pm to close. This year, the Brat Haus Oktoberfest will be an affair for those 21 and older with themed activities, food, craft beer and entertainment. Oktoberfest activity highlights include beer garden games, brat eating, lederhosen and dirndl, stein holding and beard contests. “This year we’re starting Oktoberfest later in the day and making it a 21 and over event. We’ll feature more grown up games and traditional Bavarian festivities,” says Dave Andrea, owner, Brat Haus. Benefiting Honor Flight of Arizona (www.honorflight. org), no Oktoberfest would be complete without a feast. Enjoy knockwurst, schnitzel, brats, giant turkey legs, pork knuckle and specialty pretzels created just for this event. Presale admission is $8 if purchased online or in advance at Brat Haus. Or, for $15 Brat Haus will sell commemorative T-shirts that include admission. Day of entry is $10 at the door and free to anyone who attends Oktoberfest decked out in their lederhosen or dirndl. Brat Haus is located at 3622 North Scottsdale Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.brathausaz.com.

Yelp Honors The Thumb With Customer Service Award The Thumb (Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market) has been named a 2016 Bizzie Award Winner by Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses. The inaugural Bizzie Awards were announced by Yelp in August to recognize the 25 most customer-friendly small Brisket Stack businesses in America. “For 12 years, consumers have been coming to Yelp to find outstanding local businesses,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp. “For business owners, we know that engaging with Yelp is a great way to delight past and future customers. The Bizzie Awards recognize those businesses that make the most of Yelp and its free tools to connect with clients on and offline.” The Thumb is currently going through rebranding and is in name transition to The Thumb, it was formerly known as Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market. In business since 2012, services offered at The Thumb include a car wash, gas station, bakery, unique gifts, wine and beer Pigs and Grits and award winning BBQ. The Thumb was featured in Food Network’s “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives” and Guy Fieri called The Thumb “the funky gas station, serving up da bomb BBQ.” The Thumb is located at 9393 East Bell Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.513.8186 or visit www.thethumb.com.


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One of the world’s largest air conditioning company, Japan’s Daikin Industries, is making a much publicized expansion into the North American air conditioning market and about to open a billiondollar research and development, manufacturing, distribution and service facility outside Houston, Texas. Here in Arizona, AC by J is partnering with Daikin to help deliver their state-of-the-art air conditioning systems to the Phoenix market. Scottsdale based HVAC company, AC by J, has been chosen by Daikin as one of their exclusive “Comfort Professional” Air Conditioning Installation Partners. AC by J CEO, Bryce Johnson says, “AC by J has always been the ‘go to’ company for Phoenix and Scottsdale air conditioning sales and service. We are known for our seamless AC installations, spot-on service and exemplary customer service.” He continues, “For a company so concerned about quality, like Daikin, to choose to partner with AC by J makes sense.” Daikin is known for its Inverter Technology that can reach up to 50 percent power savings with robust airflow and high comfort. Daikin is also a leader in “Green Technology” in the air conditioning industry. They are the first manufacturer of the all new generation of “R32” air conditioning refrigerants, which are able to reduce the global warming potential (GWP) by 70 percent compared to traditional refrigerants. AC by J is located at 7595 East Gray, Suite 1, Scottsdale. For more information, call 602.842.6742 or visit www.acbyj.com.

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Celebrate Summer’s End At Slide Across America Salt River Fields, in conjunction with AZ Bounce Pro, is expanding the summer blowout event Slide Across America (www. slideacrossamerica.com) to three days, September 23-25. The now three-day event is set to feature more than 25 water slides with the event centerpiece the 42-feet high Dropkick Slide – 45 attractions in all. The event isn’t just for kids; Adult Swim Night presented by Phoenix New Times Friday, September 23, from 5-10pm, beckons grownups to join in on the fun with music, drinks and Slip N Photo by Young Photography Slides, too. “This cool event literally was a hit last year for kids – and to our surprise adults, too! So this year we’re highlighting a night specifically aimed at the kids at heart and, of course, still welcome the whole family,” said Dave Dunne, general manager, Salt River Fields. Presented by Plexus, Slide Across America, boasting the largest inflatable water park in the United States, will also feature live entertainment and food trucks to complete the water slide wonderland. The event runs September 23, 5-10pm; September 24, 10am-3pm and 5-10pm; September 25, 10am-3pm. Tickets and additional information can be found at www.saltriverfields.com.

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the month for its members and guests. An AM Connect event will be held September 15, 7:30-9am, at The Egg I Am, 10155 East Via Linda in Scottsdale. The next PM Connect event will be at Rose Law Group, 7144 East Stetson Drive, Suite 300, in Scottsdale, October 6 from 5-7pm. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. In addition, the Chamber will host a Meet Your Neighbors lunch at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 17007 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The event will be held September 30 from 11:30am-1pm. For more information, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

Silverstone Marketplace Purchased For $47 Million

Cushman & Wakefield announced last month that Silverstone Marketplace, a newly constructed grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping center located at the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak Roads in Scottsdale, sold for $47 million to Chicago-based LaSalle Investment Management. The Seller was RHVT Limited Partnership, a joint venture formed by Arizona-based businessman Larry Van Tuyl and developer Craig Eisenberg of Eisenberg Company in Phoenix. Built in 2015, Silverstone Marketplace contains 78,000 square feet of retail space. Anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market, the neighborhood shopping center is currently 100 percent occupied by a diverse tenant roster including Einstein Bagels, Verizon, Mattress Firm, 1st Bank, Tenet Urgent Care, Massage Green, Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse, Firehouse Subs and Pacific Dental. The property spans 12 acres and offers excellent frontage and visibility on Scottsdale Road. The upscale shopping center serves the affluent neighboring master-planned communities of Grayhawk, Desert Foothills, Boulders, Troon and DC Ranch. Silverstone Marketplace is part of the Silverstone Development, a mixed-use project consisting of office, retail, public library and assisted living. For more information, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com.


Color My Credit, LLC. is a financial education and training company using the ‘Color My’ method to teach people how to understand complicated, overwhelming financial documents in a simple, fun and colorful way. In order to build a financial legacy, that one can be proud of and feel the rewards from, it is essential to understand how to budget, how to understand a credit report, taxes, insurance, mortgage, real estate docs, retirement and legacy documents such as wills and trusts.

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With its goal to inspire people to start thinking differently about money and other essential financial areas, the company will hold a Color My Credit Expo Saturday, October 1, at Tempe Improv, 930 East University Drive in Tempe, from 10am-2pm. The keynote speaker is Alisa Glutz, creator of Color My Credit Method and credit expert. The Arizona State University graduate, after a successful career working in Hollywood as an executive for HBO and ABC producer, decided to return to her native Arizona where she became committed to helping her community realize the dream of home ownership and understand their true credit potential. Other speakers include: • Tax expert, Angela Sticca Snyder

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• Insurance expert, Charlotte Burr • Home export, Christin Dockery • Budget expert, Noel Villalobos • Retirement expert, Ken Edwins • Legacy expert, Warner Lewis III Funny man Matt Broome will serve as MC. A portion of the proceeds will benefit A New Leaf (www.turnanewleaf.org). For tickets or more information, visit https://colormycreditexpo2016. eventbrite.com.

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Those who haven’t been to the Antique Emporium & Gallery are missing out on not only antique furniture, but décor pieces, jewelry, artifacts, pottery, fine china and glassware and much more. Formerly located in Cave Creek, this unique mall features 12 dealers, and the collection of vintage and newer items has “Something for everyone,” according to owner Joan King. The ladies especially love the Vintage Vixen room full of clothing, shoes, handbags and vintage costume jewelry and vintage hats. The wedding section showcases bridal gowns from the 20’s through the 80’s. Unique veils, accessories, gifts, vintage silk and lace lingerie items and shower items spark the imagination of bridesto-be. Alongside the bridals are

mother-of-the-bride and mother-ofthe-groom vintage and newer attire. Male shoppers venture toward the western theme section featuring hats, boots, hand-made leather jackets, old tools, western memorabilia and even a vintage hand tooled saddle. Nearby are vintage cigarette lighters, unusual pipes, knives, pens, watches and small tools. Shoppers will also find one-ofa-kind custom, antique and vintage fine and costume jewelry, vintage craft and sewing items and baby and toddler clothing and children’s books in the Kiddie Korner. As part of its Art Gallery there are original paintings by K. Henderson, Ron Stewart and Dan Miller, among others. There are also signed prints, bronzes and Hopi and Navajo

Square One Concepts, Inc. continues to expand this fall with the opening of its newest concept, Bourbon & Bones Chophouse & Bar, coming in early September, delivering a unique fine dining experience to thousands of residents and visitors in Old Town Scottsdale. Located in a landmark Old Town Scottsdale location at 4200 North Scottsdale Road, in a mid-century modern building, the spot also represents a significant economic investment in the city with the redevelopment of the central city block that also includes their adjacent locations of Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop and Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers. This significant redevelopment of extensive frontage on the city’s main thoroughfare is seen by thousands of residents and visitors each year. “We are honored to now have three landmark locations on Scottsdale’s showcase street,” says S. Barrett Rinzler, president of Square One Concepts. “We have had the wonderful opportunity to invest in the vibrant ‘Old Town’ area and absolutely look forward to what the future holds for us there.” The modern, industrial venue has a 4,000-square-foot interior styled with reclaimed wood and hand-forged accents featuring distressed leather booths and walnut tables along with a private dining room. Dinner will be served seven days a week with Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3-6pm. Bourbon & Bones hours of operation are 3pm-1am. On Fridays only, they will offer a “Power Lunch” from 11am-3pm for those looking for a new type of lunch experience. An inventive menu is planned, featuring classic American fare focusing on wet aged and dry aged cuts of beef, an extensive list of more than 75 high-end bourbons, a 750 bottle glass wine case and a robust cocktail program for the sophisticated aficionado. For information, call 480.941.0101 or visit www.bourbonandbonesaz.com.

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Kachinas. An added enticement: a 50 percent off sale continues through the end of October on selected art. Staff members Chris and Sue, who have been with the store from its beginning, delight customers with their

cheerful personalities, keen knowledge and helpfulness with store inventory. King, who is a busy “hands on” owner found at the shop most days, loves hearing customers comment that the shop is “bright and clean and items are beautifully displayed” and “prices are reasonable and very fair.” Antique Emporium & Gallery is located at 7609 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 6, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.575.0590 or visit www.antiqueemporiumandgallery.com.

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I’ve said many times before that water is the lifeblood of our economy and that Phoenix needs to innovate in order to prepare for our rapidly changing climate. Recently, I addressed a legal symposium and talked about Phoenix’s water challenges and successes. Here is an abbreviated version of my remarks: With new challenges from intensified drought and a changing climate, responsible water management will determine Phoenix’s future as a regional MAYOR commercial hub. As frontline service providers, cities City of Phoenix are the ultimate problem-solvers in managing water 602.262.7111 resources. They are where the rubber hits the road – or, www.phoenix.gov more accurately, we are where the water hits the faucet. The City of Phoenix leads the way – in so many ways – in sound water policy and stewardship. For more than a century, our ever-growing desert city has beaten the odds and consistently provided our residents with a clean and reliable water supply. Part of our success is due to Arizona’s long tradition of carefully protecting its most valuable resource. For the past 100 years, forward-thinking state policymakers have come together to build the Roosevelt Dam, forge the Central Arizona Project, enact the Assured Water Supply Program and Water Management Code, and create the Arizona Water Banking Authority – creating a regime of effective water policy and infrastructure. As we helped shape state policies, Phoenix emerged as a national leader for responsible water management. We dramatically curbed water demand, now using less water overall today than we did 20 years ago, despite growing our population by 400,000. The vast majority of the water Phoenix delivers to its customers comes from renewable surface water supplies, leaving our precious groundwater reserves intact for future generations. And when others considered reclaimed water as just a waste product, Phoenix was investigating how to put it to work, using every drop at our disposal. Today, Phoenix is a national leader on reclaimed water, using nearly 100 percent of available sources and helping support local agriculture and recharge local aquifers. As we conserve, we are also investing in the resiliency of major water sources—even those hundreds of miles away. Phoenix committed more than $5 million to the Colorado River Resiliency Fund to insure itself against future shortages. The city also partnered with the National Forest Foundation, SRP, and private companies to support forest resiliency efforts in the Salt and Verde watersheds in Northern Arizona, which provide more 50 percent of Phoenix’s water yet remain vulnerable to wildfire and erosion. Despite these victories, we must remain vigilant and seek out new solutions. Phoenix and Tucson are now collaborating through an innovative water exchange agreement. The exchange allows Arizona’s two largest cities to swap water resources and save on infrastructure costs. This type of market is the cutting-edge of water management policy, rejecting the notion that water is a zero-sum game. Does Phoenix have a bright water future? Absolutely. Are there real threats to these vital water resources? More than ever. Our past actions, current efforts, and continued leadership in the region have put us in prime position, but we must continue our hard work, search for innovative solutions, and vigorous opposition to those who jeopardize our state’s future.

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Servathon to benefit Arizona Search Dogs Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill in Phoenix will hold its second annual Phoenix Firefighters Burgers, Brews & Brawn Servathon in remembrance and commemoration of those involved in 9/11 with proceeds to benefit one of its favorite charities, the Arizona Search Dogs (www.arizonasearchdogs.com). Reservations are required for this special dinner in order to reserve a Phoenix Firefighter as one’s server that evening. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales for the entire day will go to Arizona Search Dogs as well as all the tips the Firefighters collect serving tables that evening. Arizona Search Dogs trains, certifies and develops Canine Search Specialist teams to be mobilized with USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Task Forces. Some of their dogs were deployed to the 9/11 tragedy in 2001. Nearly a dozen of these amazing dogs will be on hand with their handlers to meet and greet guests. There will also be an agility course set up in front of the restaurant for the dogs to strut their stuff. The event will be held Wednesday, September 7, from 5-9pm. Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill is located at 2121 East Highland Avenue in Phoenix. Tickets are $10 per person and gives each guest a $10 food credit. They can be purchased online at www. halfmoonsportsgrill.com. For more information, call 602.977.2700.


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The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) will welcome members and guests to its Second Annual Anniversary Celebration on September 21, from 5:30-8pm The event this year will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North hotel. The event includes appetizers, a cash bar, cake and raffle prizes. In addition, DJ Robert Bruno will provide the music so that guests can hit the dance floor. PMCC celebrates its first anniversary in 2015; Photo by Glenn Mire PMCC continues to experience rapid growth while significantly contributing to the Phoenix business community and to 20 non-profit organizations. PMCC is over 300 Members and according to executive director Jason Bressler, “Will continue to consistently and enthusiastically help our Members make the connections to grow their businesses and our community. We’ve had a terrific two years and are proud to be one of the fastest growing and most energetic chambers in Arizona. Come see what all the excitement is about.” The anniversary event is free for members, $10 for guests. Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North is located at 2532 West Peoria Avenue in Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com.

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Lace Up To End Homelessness UMOM Women’s Auxiliary invites Valley residents to support the Walk for Homeless Families on Saturday, September 24. Join UMOM and the UMOM Women’s Auxiliary at the Phoenix Zoo for a 1k/5k Walk/Run to help raise money and awareness for homeless families and individuals in the community. Each day, families find hope and safety at UMOM. They receive shelter, clothing, food and the chance to end their homelessness. The walk is a fun and inspirational way to raise funds that support these programs. Registration fees of $20 for students and $25 for adults include admission to the zoo for the entire day. The event begins at 6:30am with registration and free and fun pre-walk activities including a kids zone with carousel rides, team mascots and a bounce house. The walk launches at 8am. UMOM is Arizona’s largest family homeless shelter, and helps to keep families together by providing a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Visit www.umom.org to register and learn more about UMOM, or all 602.397.4424.

Monday’s Just Got Better At La Bocca La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar, which is located at 5415 East High Street, announced the launch of “Mixology Mondays,” weekly interactive taste events hosted at the restaurant and led by La Bocca and USBG bartender Tony Pharis. During each event, Pharis will demonstrate the versatility of one spirit by crafting three distinct cocktails for guests to sample, educating them on the history and evolution of each spirit along the way. Each seminar, which also includes complimentary house made bruschetta to accompany the tastings, costs $15 per person. Seating for each event is limited to ensure an intimate experience and reservations are strongly recommended. September’s featured spirits include Rum on September 5; Tequila on September 12; Scotch on September 19; and Apéritifs on September 26. For those who can’t make the taste events but are looking for a “spirited” cure to the Mondays, La Bocca will also offer $2 off any crafted cocktail on the menu from open to close each Monday, and half off select bottles of red and white wines. For reservations, call 480.840.1799. For additional information, visit Photo by Hannah Leeke www.laboccapizzeria.com.


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NAWBO Meeting The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter will hold its next meeting Wednesday, September 14, from 11am-1pm. Guests will enjoy networking, lunch and a presentation by Tish Times, “Unstoppable Confidence.” Times teaches small business owners, solo entrepreneurs and sales professionals to increase income with unparalleled sales and networking strategies. She says that confidence is a choice. Unstoppable Confidence is not something one is born with; it is a daily decision. Choosing this each day will open up new opportunities and levels of success that will transform one’s life and business. The cost for the luncheon is $38 for members and $48 for guests. For additional information or to register, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace, are preparing to welcome several in-demand retailers and restaurants to their respective properties this fall. With a combined 2.5 million square feet of space drawing 30 million visitors annually, the two Vestar-operated shopping centers are already home to a wide array of tenants that serve the needs and wants of customers from every walk of life. This fall, more tenants will be added to the mix. Desert Ridge Marketplace will be home for lifestyle and wellness brands Amazing Lash Studio, The Joint and The Beauty District as well as Kay Jewelers. Additionally, the center has seen an upswing in the demand for fresh, natural foods. As such, MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company, which is a novel, first-to-market pizza parlor, and Nekter Juice Bar will join the recently-opened Chipotle Mexican Grill at the center. A Korean barbecue restaurant called Sizzle, from the same owners of Nori Sushi, also will satiate cravings for Asian-inspired dishes. This year, Desert Ridge Marketplace celebrates its 15th anniversary. “The magic behind our centers is that we’re constantly evolving and innovating to deliver new experiences that shoppers are craving – whether it’s incorporating healthier dining options, responding to customers’ desires for specialty retailers, or creating a hub where they can reconnect with friends and neighbors,” says Denise Hart, vice president of marketing for Vestar. “Seeing ourselves as an indispensable community resource first and a shopping center second has led us to the success we’re experiencing.” For information, visit www.shopdesertridge.com.

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NVSO Announces 2016-17 Concert Season

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In October, North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) will kick off its fifth orchestral season of bringing an affordable concert experience to communities of the Phoenix North Valley. The 2016-17 concert season includes four extraordinary music performances, beginning with “Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” on Saturday, October 22, 7pm, at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 East Union Hills Drive. The “Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms” concert includes three selections showcasing the well-known classical composers. Known as one of the greatest symphonists, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his very first symphony when he was not yet 30-years-old, a symphony in C Major. Finished in 1800, his “First Symphony” honors the tradition of Mozart, dead less than a decade, and Haydn, who had given Beethoven enough lessons to know that his student would soon set out on his own.

NVSO Violinist Kelly Robers; photo by Mitchell Tay

Johannes Brahms’ “Fourth Symphony,” his final symphonic work, provides a sure-fire way to attract audience members with its comfortingly familiar melodies and melancholy, its satisfying symphonic coherence, and its appeal to musicians and conductors. Phoenix audiences rarely have the opportunity to hear this despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony. The highlight of the evening will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.” The least known and most rarely performed of the six Brandenburg Concertos, the piece features an unusual combination of instruments…there are no violins at all, but two viola soloists, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord. The viola was Bach’s favorite orchestral instrument. NVSO concertmaster Craig Triplett will join his wife, NVSO viola principal Jessica Triplett, in performing the viola solos. The Youth Orchestra will introduce their season to NVSO audience members by taking the stage for a short time to perform Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances.” Ticket prices are $5 each concert, or $15 for a full Season Pass to include all four concerts. Purchase tickets online at www.northvalleysymphony.org, or by calling 623.980.4628.

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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its next monthly Business Resource Luncheon Tuesday, September 13, at Stonecreek Golf Club, 4435 East Paradise Village Parkway South in Phoenix. Established in 1963, the mission of the NPCC is to unite the people and spheres of influence in commerce, industry, education, philanthropy and the professions to work together for the development of the Greater North Phoenix area. The Chamber believes that by fostering business growth and prosperity, the quality of life of the entire area is improved. For information, call 602.482.3344 or visit www.northphoenixchamber.com.


By Libby Banks

A good estate plan takes into account all assets, including IRA’s, 401(k)’s and other retirement accounts. Naming the right beneficiary for these tax-deferred retirement accounts is critical. What you do with these assets should coordinate with your overall goals for your estate. After your spouse (or if you are single), who should be your next beneficiary? First, we don’t necessarily want to leave an IRA directly to a minor child. This may require court supervision of the finances. But what about a young adult? The problem there is that they may be tempted to take a distribution or even cash out the entire account, accelerating the income taxes due and paying a penalty. This eliminates the opportunity for continued tax-deferred growth and accumulation for their own retirement – something they will probably regret later. In addition, the withdrawn amount is readily available to the beneficiary’s creditors, and may be available to a spouse or a-soon-to-be-ex-spouse. A solution to these issues is found in naming a Stand-alone Retirement Trust as beneficiary for these tax-deferred accounts. This provides you control over and protection for the funds. The trust must meet specific requirements of the IRS. You can find out more about these trusts with a complimentary consultation in my office. Set your appointment by calling me at 602.375.6752, or inquiring at my website, www.libbybanks.com/schedule-an-estate-planning-meeting.

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The Outlets At Anthem 12th annual Shopping Extravaganza event will be held Saturday, October 15, from 9am-4pm. Valley shoppers who purchase a $25 ticket in advance can enjoy this exclusive, limited-admission charity fundraising event that features one-day-only saving offers, a special shopper lunch, wine, dessert bar and opportunities to win several prizes, including more than $30,000 worth of gift cards from Outlets at Anthem’s participating retailers. The proceeds of the event will benefit 20 Phoenix based charitable and non-profit organizations. For every $25 ticket that is sold, $15 will go back to the charity. Last year’s event raised more than $45,000 for well-deserving organizations in the Valley. To purchase advance tickets, visit Customer Service at the Outlets, 4250 West Anthem Way, or online at www.shopex2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 623.465.9500 or visit www.outletsanthem.com.

ACC, Sonoran Arts League Partner For Exhibit Anthem Civic Building will host the debut of “Art in Public Places” this fall as a partnership between the Anthem Community Council (ACC) and the Sonoran Arts League. The juried exhibit of art will be selected from submissions received beginning August 1 and displayed beginning October 2. “Public art brings value to a community and the Anthem Civic Building is the perfect canvas. We envision this program as inspiring, thought provoking and inclusive,” says ACC management analyst Meghann Hill, project lead on the program. The family-friendly exhibit will coincide with the special release of an Anthem Veterans Memorial art piece by local artist Renee Palmer-Jones, which will be auctioned for the Memorial’s fifth anniversary this fall. Key criteria for interested artists: • Art may be any two- or three-dimensional medium, with the exception of jewelry. Examples include paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures, etc. • There is space for approximately 40 pieces • Artwork must be original; up to four pieces may be entered per medium • Artists must be at least 18 years of age • Artists must be located in Anthem or any North Valley location • Amateur and professional artwork will be accepted • Pieces displayed may be for sale

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• Initial exhibit will run for four months (October through January) • There is a $25 non-refundable entry fee for submissions (per medium) For the first rotation, artists may register to submit between August 1 and September 20 via the Sonoran Arts League website (www.sonoranartsleague.org). For information or to download the Call to Artists prospectus, visit www.onlineatanthem.com/news/ civic-building-art. Contact the Sonoran Arts League at 480.575.6624.

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Ninth Annual Fountain Hills Oktoberfest Attendees can compete for fun and prizes. Not to miss is the famous Bier Stein holding competition and the Alphorn blowing contest. Authenticity is important to the Fountain Hills Oktoberfest – right down to the tables prepared in Bavarian blue and white, where neighbors have the opportunity to chat, make new friends and join in singalongs right next to Fountain Hills’ landmark fountain. This familyfriendly event includes an interactive area where kids can enjoy themselves with bounce houses and a rock climbing wall free of charge. A vendor area will offer a variety of products. The event will open at 5pm on Friday, September 30, and run until 10pm on Saturday October 1, hours are also 5-10pm. Entrance fee is $5, kids under 12 are free. Wear a Dirndl or Lederhosen and the entrance fee is waived. The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is hosted by Fountain Events, Inc. It is a not for profit

event and proceeds from the event will benefit local charities that include Veterans, Community and High School Programs. For more information, visit www.fountaineventsaz.com.

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Fountain Hills will welcome the Oktoberfest season on September 30 at 5pm. Just as in Bavaria, Mayor Linda Kavanagh will kick off the ninth annual Fountain Hills Oktoberfest with the official keg tapping ceremony at 6pm at Fountain Park. This year also marks the 206th anniversary of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, first organized as a “Volksfest” in celebration of Bavarian King Ludwig I’s marriage in 1810, and continuing to this day as a popular annual tradition. The Fountain Hills event is a celebration of German traditions with a band flown in from Germany, mouthwatering brats, schnitzels, apple strudel prepared with secret recipes and home-made potato pancakes cooked on site, as well as the famous pretzels. The bier is brewed in Germany. Choices include the traditional Oktoberfest Bier, Pilsner Dunkel (dark) and Warsteiner’s award-winning Hefeweizen. New this year will be a special beer tapping on Friday at 7pm of the newly released keg of Warsteiner Braumeister Red Bock Beer, a limited edition brew to celebrate the 500-year-old Reinheitsgebot. (Reinheitsgebot are the quality standards of the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, under which German Beers are brewed today.)

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Enjoy An Evening Of Dance Under The Stars Ballet Arizona’s 19th Annual Ballet Under the Stars takes the stage at Fountain Park September 23. Free and open to the public, these annual performances allow Arizona communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. The dance program varies – ranging from classical to contemporary. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy an evening of dance under the Arizona sky. Performance begins at 7pm. For more information, call 602.381.0184 or visit www.balletaz.org. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

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MUSINGS OF A DISTRACTIBLE MIND BY HOPE H. OZER

Are you as overwhelmed as I am with could not have done it without you. the noise of the news bombarding us daily? “Yay, though I walk through the valley I assure you that there is some good news in of youth, I shall fear no Cooper. Truly, Bobb the world! It’s about those who go above and and Karol Cooper have put on some of the beyond for the sheer joy of contributing to most amazing shows that I have ever been the community. They make our world a better privileged to be a part of and we are all lucky place. They do not expect or seek recognition. that we have Valley Youth Theatre here in They are rarely if ever honored. Phoenix, Arizona. In the world of theatre, actors receive “Last, I must say I am very grateful to be recognition with curtain calls, applause, considered a friend of Mark Fearey, who is a hoots and hollers. The orchestra, however, is consummate pianist and the best musician I acknowledged merely by a motion from the cast have ever met. I have been very lucky to have in the direction of the orchestra pit. Musicians played under his direction, and I am very are rarely seen or acknowledged beyond that. grateful to have been a part of all these shows. Not so at Valley Youth Theatre! “Thank you very much, Mark, Bobb, and At its recent “VYTal Affair” gala, in addition all the sponsors who make this happen, and to to presenting the 2016 VYTality Awards (Valley all the great kids who have enriched my life.” Youth Theatre Applauds Leadership Impacting Today’s Youth) to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (organization) and Kari Yatkowski (individual) for their devotion in making a difference in the lives of children for many years – three orchestra members were visibly stunned to be called into the bright lights of the stage to accept awards for their long time devotion to VYT. Although VYT’s orchestra is comprised predominantly of young people, these Valley Youth Theatre Resident Musical Director Mark Fearey praises Star Award three adults have been recipients Suzanne Johnsen, Cassi Bussma and Jesse Winters. dedicated volunteers since the turn of the century – each having played Jesse later wrote to me, his sense of in more than 20 productions! Resident Musical humor previously unknown to me, “It’s been Director Mark Fearey clearly took enormous an honor and a pleasure to be associated pleasure in presenting engraved crystal “Star with an organization that has done so much Awards” to musicians Cassi Bussma, Suzanne for so many young people. I cherish the Johnsen and Jesse Winters. memories of every song and every player. I Not only musically gifted, but one who have learned one thing: There are no small thinks fast on his feet, Jesse later told me, parts, just a small orchestra pit, and an even “When I was seated in seat 1 row 1, I figured I’d smaller percussionist.” better be ready to give a speech. So, I started There’s something else I didn’t know taking notes on my phone until the lights went about Jesse. The signature on his email reads: down. I only had enough time to jot down a Jesse Winters, Enchanted Garden Landscape, few key phrases, and I had to ‘wing it’ for most www.enchantedgardenAZ.com. of the speech.” Fortunately, his daughter Jesse If one day you see a note on the wall of a Marie recorded her dad on her iPhone – thus restroom that reads, “For a magical landscape we have a transcript! Gotta love technology! that will be music to your eyes, call Jesse!” it It is truly my pleasure to share his thoughts will most likely have been written by me! with you. Sorta says it all: “Well, I had to quickly come up with a speech P.S. The VYTal Affair netted over $180,000 so I had to consult with Ivanka’s speech writer: to support the non-profit theatre and its “Four score and 7 years ago I played my first extraordinary offerings for the coming season. VYT show, West Side Story. Little did I know it Charlotte’s Web opens October 7. Visit www.vyt. was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. com for tickets. I’ll see you at the theatre! “We have nothing to fear except fear Hope H. Ozer is founder and Publisher Emeritus itself, but we always have Hope…Ozer. Hope, of CITYSunTimes and Chair Emeritus of Valley thank you for all the years you’ve made it Youth Theatre. happen at Valley Youth Theatre. We surely

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Join the Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) for its Fifth Annual Whiskers & Wine fundraising event, Thursday, November 3, at Stagecoach Village. With more than 20 restaurants, breweries and wineries this year, as well as introducing spirits’ tastings, the event is promising to be bigger and better than ever. FAR says that there will be some “spectacular items in the silent auction and fun raffle items – you don’t want to miss it!” Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Whiskers & Wine will be held from 6-9pm. Tickets go on sale September 1 and are $50 per person. For additional information, visit www.foothillsanimal.org.

U of A Hosts Dynamic Adaptive Athletics Community

By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz

He yells. She shouts. The gathering squeals with joy or with anger. He delivers a speech and audience members shout. She presents her speech and “love” screams pour forth. Where are their manners? In the tumultuous world we are growing for our children and grandchildren, who is teaching them to be courteous? How will they begin to understand what respecting others means? Where are the teachers who know themselves what it means to be polite? This past summer, I saw an advertisement for a class teaching manners! Wonderful! We should all send our children to such a program, and then…we should send our politicos to that class. The indignities, the nastiness, the imprudence of what has become our nation’s years-too-long election season is disgusting, embarrassing! I have never heard or seen such vitriol, unabashed anger and such limited wisdom being flung across the TV, social media, the newspapers. Where is dignity? Where is diplomacy? Where is the ability to argue an issue, without slamming the other person? Where is the finesse of a debate? Where are manners? It is increasingly difficult to discuss issues. Everyone is so full of electricity that coming in contact with an opposing view causes a short-circuit. No, we don’t have to revert to ladies wearing white frilly gloves to go out of the house, nor do men have to put on suit-coats to be seen in public. There is a point however, where dignity and maturity need to enter public discourse. It’s time to reject the fake “debates.” Let’s bring out real debate teams, and debate issues. Screaming, belligerency and hostility never resolved conflict, nor will that bring out the best in our country. Simmer down people. Listen and hear. Show some respect. Learn your manners! Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. is known Valley-wide for his nearly three decades of support for civil and human rights, and the efforts of law enforcement. He regularly lectures on related subjects, while working part-time as Hospital Chaplaincy Coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Contact him at rrlkdd@hotmail.com.

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With excellent disability and athletics resources, and weather that allows for competition and training year round, the University of Arizona is home to a dynamic and vibrant wheelchair and adaptive sports community. The UA Adaptive Athletics Program provides high-quality, meaningful opportunities for competitive wheelchair and adaptive sports to disabled students and community members. The program houses six globally competitive teams as well as an adaptive fitness center, making the program the most successful and comprehensive collegiate-based program in the country. Athletic teams include Men’s Wheelchair Basketball, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby, Track and Road Racing and Handcycling. Since the program began in 1975, UA Adaptive Athletics has sent 36 athletes to the Paralympic Games and has won a number of national titles. Of the 36 athletes, nine are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September for the 2016 Paralympics. This year is the largest presence of UA athletes at the Games in the history of the program. UA Adaptive Athletics actively recruits top athletes from around the U.S. and abroad. To recruit and retain the most promising junior and student athletes, the program must be able to offer scholarships that are competitive to other universities and provide funding for travel, equipment and apparel. In order to sustain the competitive nature of the program, UA Adaptive Athletics fundraises and receives donations throughout the year. UA Adaptive Athletics is a tax deductible 501(c)3 organization through the UA Foundation. For more information, visit http://drc.arizona.edu/athletics.

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Youth Cooking Classes: “Think Global – Eat Local” Junior

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Scramble – A Breakfast Joint’s Scottsdale location continues its “Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition for 2016, an initiative that kicked off earlier this year given the ongoing demand for local products combined with the popularity of cooking shows for all ages. The program includes: • Quarterly cooking classes for youths ages 6 to 16 from 6-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of four months in 2016. The remaining two for this year are September 14 and December 7. Executive chef Rick Moses at Scramble Scottsdale will teach the hands-on classes; youths must be accompanied by an adult. • A quarterly vendor spotlight on the farm or producer supplying the main ingredients for each of the classes. The September program is: Cooking with baked bread featuring Strictly From Scratch. The cost is $25 per class. Youths will learn chef skills and cooking techniques, they get to eat what they’ve cooked, and they take home a goodie bag with Scramble water bottles, aprons, samples, coupons and more. Classes will be held at Scramble – A Breakfast Joint’s Scottsdale location only, at 6590 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For more details and to register, visit www.azscramble.com.

The Cave Creek Unified School District is back in session for another interactive and learning packed school year. We continue to focus on our mission: Inspire Excellence, in every facet of our schools and programs. Our 2016 district strategies are to enhance our students’ achievement through engagement, the use of instructional technologies and world language instruction for all students. Our close-knit schools not only have a strong fundamental curriculum, but highly motivating DR. DEBBI BURDICK specialty programs as well. Here is a snapshot: Superintendent • Black Mountain Elementary focuses on the Cave Creek Unified School District arts with dance, drama, art, music and band classes. All students learn Spanish at this newly remodeled learning facility. • Desert Sun Academy has a liberal arts focus with French Immersion, as well as Spanish instruction. Students wear uniforms and have Musicfest Strummers where they learn to play the ukulele and guitar in general music class provided by AZ Musicfest. • Horseshoe Trails Elementary is developing 21st Century thinkers through Chinese Immersion, Chinese language classes and a Character Education Program through interaction with horses – TRRFCC Horsemanship. They also have Musicfest Strummers courtesy of AZ Musicfest. • Lone Mountain Elementary is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) school where students have access to multiple labs (including a Lego Lab) and Chinese instruction. • Sonoran Trails Middle School has 1- to-1 technology and Spanish, French and Chinese languages taught as core subjects. Electives include a Sci-tech Action Lab and guitar instruction through an AZ Musicfest partnership. • Our flagship, Cactus Shadows High School has programs for every learner, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Early College and Dual Enrollment through Paradise Valley Community College, Career and Technical Education, online learning and award winning sports/clubs for every interest. • CCUSD’s Education and Community Services (ECS) provides preschool, before and after school care, enrichment classes and summer programs. Come experience Cave Creek Unified where students…Start With Us…Grow With Us…Graduate With Us! www.ccusd93.org. To contact Dr. Burdick, call 480.575.2000. For more information on the Cave Creek Unified School District, visit www.ccusd93.org.

Birthday Pizza Party For Junior Chefs-In-The-Making California Pizza Kitchen brings birthdays and pizza together in a tailored birthday program to give pint-sized pizza lovers the chance to live a junior chef’s dream: invent their own pizza and learn about cooking with up to 10-20 of their friends. A pizza-making party not only gives every child the chance to pull together their dream culinary pizza creation, but also provides a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant before the doors open to the public. As party-goers arrive, each mini-chef has the chance to decorate their own chef’s hat before receiving a personal-sized pizza dough to hand-stretch and top with a wide array of fresh and flavorful toppings. While the pizzas hit the open-hearth oven, the party-goers make their way on a kitchen tour, where they see all the work that goes into creating pizzas. The experience continues with a special dessert and all chefs head home with a goodie bag and a certificate for a free meal from the CPKids Menu on their next visit. The birthday child also receives his or her own official chef coat to wear and take home. Parties are recommended for children aged 10 and under. Hosted year-round, parties can be booked by calling or visiting CPK locations at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace. The cost to participate is free for the birthday child, and $10 per child attendee. Contact the Desert Ridge Marketplace location at 480.473.3336. For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com/dine/dining-guide or cpk.com.


Eleventh Annual Art of Recovery Expo

Onyx Body Shaping & Slim Spa is hosting an informative weight loss and nutrition seminar led by Dr. Jane Hendricks, a naturopathic doctor and author of Feed Your Body, Energize Your Life! on Thursday, September 29, from 7-8:30pm. Dr. Hendricks will offer tips and advice on healthy weight loss and answer questions about eating strategies and nutrition. Onyx Body Shaping & Slim Spa specializes in offering neuromuscular stimulation therapy – a form of passive exercise – by placing electrodes on the body while the client is relaxing and lying down. Every attendee at the seminar will get to experience 10 minutes of the neuromuscular stimulation treatments for themselves inside this calming and soothing spa. There is no cost to attend the seminar. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Onyx Body Shaping and Slim Spa is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 119, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.652.3322 or visit www.onyxbody.com.

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On Saturday, September 17, at the Art of Recovery Expo, director Greg Williams will speak about the social stigma surrounding addition recovery and the need to change the public opinion. Williams is a health policy advocate whose award-winning documentary, The Anonymous People (www.manyfaces1voice. org), specializes in highlighting America’s top health problem – addiction – as a disease. “I want the community of Arizona to join us to celebrate recovery and seek the support and guidance that is available to them,” says Barbara NicholsonBrown, Art of Recovery Expo founder. “It’s about saving lives and inspiring others on the road to recovery.” In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Art of Recovery Expo will feature more than 100 leaders in the field of addiction and behavioral health – all in one location to provide information and tools necessary for healthy, successful and longterm recovery. Attendees will be offered free workshops, inspiring speakers and discussion panels for support and education. Exhibitors include a mix of counselors, agencies, treatment facilities, out-patient clinics, marriage and family therapists and specialists in non-substance addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and more. The Expo will take place from 9:30am-4pm. The event will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, Hall G (111 North 3rd Street in Phoenix) and is free of charge. Visit www.artofrecoveryexpo.com for more information.

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Exploring the Arizona wine scene is a fascinating phenomenon. There are the pioneers whose vision developed the framework of our vineyards, and the budding neophytes offering fresh ideas and innovative concepts. Each bring their own twist to Arizona’s wines. Their common ground is the never ending learning curve. Prescott Winery, one of Arizona’s newest wineries, is all about continuous education and fostering goals. I met with Lisa Russell, one of the owners of Prescott Winery, who shared their L-R: Prescott Winery owner Lisa Russell and courageous story with me. She so Darla Hoffmann. humbly wanted me to know that she and her dad are the minority owners while Bill Smoot is the majority owner. The very elegant Russell gave kudos to many people in the Arizona wine industry for the success of the up and coming Prescott Winery. She has her own hopes and dreams for the winery but is soaking up advice from everyone who is willing to share. In Arizona, that’s most people in the industry. I spent the afternoon with Russell, and her Tasting Manager, Barbara Rowland, who are both refreshingly real, and down to earth wine lovers. Darla Hoffmann is a Certified Specialist of Wine, and Hospitality Beverage Specialist. She is the owner of About Wine, a wine education company, where she does on site tastings and classes at restaurants, home parties and corporate events. She also works part time in one of Arizona’s award winning tasting rooms, LDV Wine Gallery in Scottsdale. A member of The Wine Century Club, she has tasted over 100 grape varietals. Her goal is to share her knowledge and passion for wine, while educating our readers on the booming wine industry in the state of Arizona.

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Western Vertical Holdings, a company formed by Bob Agahi and David Sellers, has completed construction of The Colony (www.thecolonyphx.com), an adaptive re-use project located on 7th Street just north of Missouri Avenue in Phoenix. Tenants include Stock & Stable, an American gastropub with an Italian influence; Honor Amongst Thieves, a craft cocktail lounge; Pure Sushi, a sushi restaurant; Herb Box, innovative world cuisine; Framed Ewe, an optical boutique; and Phoenix General, a locally owned boutique specializing in apparel, home goods and accessories. The Phase 1 tenants are open. The Colony is a 22,467-square-foot infill redevelopment project located in what is becoming an emerging local restaurant district in Central Phoenix. Joe Absolor, an owner and chef at Stock & Stable and owner of Honor Amongst Thieves, says that, “7th Street is the up and coming restaurant row of uptown Phoenix. I think Stock and Stable will become an institution in the neighborhood. We opened really strong.” On the side of the Phase 1 building, local artist Keanan Kasten painted a 30-foot tall mural featuring an astronaut floating in space taking a selfie and choosing a filter on an Instagram-type app. Next to the Kasten mural is a slogan, “What else is possible…” “This is one of the coolest murals I have ever seen anywhere in the world,” says Central Phoenix resident Mike Pedenko. Phase 2 was a newly built ground up 8,122-square-foot building on the north side of the development. Cycle Bar, an indoor cycling studio, and Urban Wax, a hair removal studio, have signed leases for the Phase 2 building and are expected to open by first quarter 2017. “We’ve been pleased with the excitement and buzz generated by The Colony. With local restaurateurs and an infill location, The Colony is sure to be a culinary and entertainment destination for consumers,” says Sellers.

The fifth annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will be held Saturday, September 17. This year, the fest is moving to Downtown Chandler to accommodate more beer, margaritas, entertainment, activities and, of course, tacos. A food, music and cultural celebration, Rockin Taco Street Fest will feature creative tacos including fish, shrimp, chicken, carnitas, carne asada, veggie and more from a dozen local restaurants. Wash it all down with fresh fruit fresca, Mexican cervesa, tequila tasting, margaritas and more. Plus, save room for elote, churros, Mexican candies and palettas.Other event highlights include live entertainment, Lucha Libre wrestling, a low-rider car show, taco eating competitions, a salsa competition, Chihuahua races, ballet folklorico dancing, niños play zone and a piñata party. Tickets and information can be found at www.rockintacoaz.com.


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Thanksgiving Day 2015 was memorable for Larry Wendt and not in the best sense of memories cherished. Wendt stood in the parking lot of his beloved Buffalo Chip restaurant, watching helplessly as the 60-year-old structure was consumed by fire. Helpless as in there was nothing he could do nor anything the first responders of five different fire companies could do to save the iconic landmark. And now, just 11 months later, the new Buffalo Chip arises from the proverbial ashes. The Historic Core rejoices. “As I stood there watching The Chip go up in flames, I thought, ‘I’m supposed to retire. Just take this as a sign and let it go,’” said Wendt. No one would have blamed Wendt had he decided to do that. The Chip was not only a loss of one the town’s favorite watering holes, but a loss of place of many people’s memories connected with The Chip that was heartbreaking. “I changed my mind because of the outpouring from so many people in the community,” said Wendt. “Citizens, friends, patrons, the Town Council…I felt the energy to move ahead and rebuild.” With that encouragement Wendt’s Buffalo Chip began literally to rise from burnt out structure to new roof beams raising high. The place where so many have danced and where good times have been shared is set to re-open October 1. “If anything good can come out of arson,” said Wendt, “it’s to find out how many great friends you really have.” Wendt also added, not without a laugh. “And the new Chip will have 10 bathrooms for women and eight for men.” Crank up the music and put on those dancing shoes (or boots).

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he 2016-17 Cave Creek season of events officially kicks off in October, and the Town of Cave Creek is putting out the welcome mat and pulling out all the stops and for locals and visitors. The town invites everyone to “Enjoy all that Cave Creek has to offer, from our great restaurants to our amazing special events,” says Marshal Adam Stein. “Cave Creek… it’s where you want to be.” Kicking off the season is Taste of Cave Creek, a Town of Cave Creek signature event. “Come on out and enjoy this year’s The Taste of Cave Creek October 19 and 20,” says Stein. “Enjoy live music, great food and an all-around great atmosphere.” Also in October is Biketoberfest at Hideaway Grill and the ever-popular Cave Creek Wicked – an all day and all night Halloween party. In addition, Sonoran Arts League teams up with Foothills Food Bank for the Empty Bowls Project. November brings the 13th Annual Wild West Days, hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association, the 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale, Desert Discovery Days at Jewel of the Creek Preserve and so much more The season offers multiple cultural performances and art exhibitions, as well as opportunities to explore and support Desert Foothills Library and Cave Creek Museum – all family friendly and just minutes away. From a homecoming parade and game, foot and bike races to events for the biker set, history buffs, foodies and theater and art lovers; from Halloween to Wild West and Fiesta Days celebrations to hot air balloons and Fourth of July – and everything in between – there is surely something for everyone in Cave Creek this season. Save the Cave Creek 2016-17 Calendar of Events (beginning on page 39) and keep it handy all year long. Publisher Lorrie Pomeroy And we’ll see everyone out and about town this season. |CST Publisher Emeritus Hope H. Ozer Cover photos, from top left: Cave Creek Indian Market – Naiche Duncan; Photo: AO Tucker Cactus Classic Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wicked All Day & All Night The Taste of Cave Creek Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wild West Days – Photo: Mike Pintar Magic Bird Festivals Treasure Fest Wild West Fest Center: Vermillion Promotions; Sarah Foster jewelry

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Hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days is set for Wednesday through Sunday, November 2 through November 6. The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event on Wednesday night, November 2 at The Buffalo Chip. On Thursday, November 3, Harold’s Corral will host a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction with proceeds benefiting CCMEA, split evenly between Desert Foothills Land Trust, Cave Creek Rodeo and the town’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Friday night, November 4, features a Battle of the Bars bull riding competition at The Buffalo Chip and a Miss Wild West Days contest. Rounding out the weekend are the Wild West Days Parade, Saturday, November 5, beginning at 9am, and a Wild West Days’ Poker Trail Ride, which takes place on Sunday, November 6. This year’s Grand Marshals for the parade include Dolan Ellis, Marshall Trimble, Bob Boze Bell, Pet Corpstein, Jan Marrou and Arizona Legends. A separate Motorcycle Run also starts at 9am Saturday, but will take riders out of town. Leslie Jensen, the parade coordinator, says that last year’s event had a record 69 entries, making it one of Wild West Days’ most memorable parades. 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. “Last year’s parade was phenomenal and we want to build upon that,” says Jensen, a Farm Bureau Financial Services agent. “People have the misconception that you need a grand purpose to be in the parade. If you want to showcase your business, passion, patriotism, special interest or just have fun, download the application on the Wild West Days website now and start planning to be a part of something pretty incredible. And, if you need help with creative ideas, contact me directly.” Organizers of the Wild West Days event are seeking parade entrants, poker ride participants, contestants for the Miss Wild West Days event, Battle of the Bars team entries for a bull riding competition, single participants for the Bachelor/Bachelorette auction and more. Evelyn Johnson, CCMEA president and event chair, says that volunteers are also needed for a variety of roles. “We need volunteers to be roving photographers, ambassadors to keep people informed of locations and events, guides at shuttle stops and more. This is the perfect opportunity to lend a hand and show off what Cave Creek is all about.” For more details about the Bachelor/Bachelorette auction and other events, call 480.437.1110 or email wildwestdays2016@gmail.com. To download parade applications or learn more about the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.


Located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Desert Foothills Library offers a number of special events in the upcoming months.

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Unique Events At The Library Cinematic Reflections on WWII: Little Known Stories of the War Third Fridays: September – May; 3-5pm This film series will explore little known stories from WWII – stories filled with daring, intrigue and sometimes such improbability that they have to be seen to be believed. At the heart of each one are the men and women who made World War II modern history’s seminal event. A post-film discussion, facilitated by Gary Zaro, faculty WWII expert from Paradise Valley Community College.

Seventh Annual Library Craft and Bake Sale Saturday, December 3; 10am-3pm Attend and share the holiday spirit. Take care of holiday shopping, have some treats and coffee, and feel good knowing that all benefits the Library. There will be live music and the library will be decorated for the holidays. This event is a major fundraiser for the Library. To register for events, call 480.488.2286. For a complete calendar of events and additional information, visit www.dfla.org. The Desert Foothills Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is funded by the community. Library cards are issued to Maricopa County residents free of charge, with opportunities to upgrade to receive additional benefits.

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The Literate Foodie Club First Mondays: October – May; 1-2:30pm For those who love food, books, cooking and conversation, The Literate Foodie Club will explore food writing, food and travel experiences, food history, chefs, restaurants, food in literature, wild and crazy food experiences, regional/world cuisines. Snacks, guest chefs and speakers, fun and good company – and yes, there will be book reading too. Facilitated by Dana Rakinic, the cost is $5-$10; limited space.

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Vermillion Promotions launches its 2016-17 season at Stagecoach Village with a series of three-day art festivals, which run Friday thru Sunday from 10am-5pm. Art patrons will discover more than 100 jury selected fine artists and craftsmen presenting original throughout the open air plaza. First up is the Eighth Annual Fine Art & Wine Festival, October 28-30. In November, the Stagecoach Village Arts Festival offers holiday weekend festivities November 25-27. The Stagecoach Christmas Village will close out the year December 9-11. Kicking off the New Year is the Eighth Annual Cave Creek Indian Market, January 20-22, followed by the Fine Art, Wine and Chocolate Affaire, February 10-12. The Seventh Annual Sonoran Arts Festival will top off the Cave Creek season of events March 17-20. Located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Stagecoach Village offers a charming outdoor venue and has become a popular destination for arts and entertainment, with its unique western architecture reminiscent of the old Southwest, and panoramic views of the Sonoran foothills surrounding Cave Creek and Carefree. Visitor’s will want to be sure to save time to explore Cave Creek’s unique collection of shops, boutiques, galleries and the area’s best restaurants. Vermillion Promotions’ events are free to the public and offer plenty of easy parking. For more information, visit www.vermillionpromotions.com or call 623.734.6526.


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Magic Bird Brings Treasure Fest To Cave Creek Magic Bird Festivals’ arts and entertainment events have expanded to Cave Creek. The new show series will kick off the fall event calendar with the Wild West Treasure Fest, held November 4-6 at Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road. These Magic Bird events offer an eclectic daytime and nighttime outdoor shopping experience in the charming, cowboy locale of Cave Creek. Each Treasure Fest event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry and gourmet packaged edibles. The 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 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. Centrally located at the Roadhouse along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive, these weekend shows are entirely free and open to the public. For more information, call 480.488.2014 or visit www.carefreeazfestivals.com.


Arizona Wild West Festival will take place March 10-12, 2017 in Cave Creek. This one-of-a-kind event will feature a number of first time, signature, family-friendly activities including: • Kickin’ ‘n Pickin’: western, country western and southern rock bands battle for the top title as the best local western band around.

• Western Wheels: Jump onboard of the event tractor-trailers and ride throughout the event, western style.

• Battle with the Saddle: Western rodeo professionals compete for top bragging rights.

• Single Action Shooter Society (SASS): an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of cowboy action shooting. SASS members will demonstrative their skills and help event visitors interested in learning to shoot; at The Horny Toad.

Guns of Anarchy: top gunfighter performers from around the U.S. will compete during a two-day competition for first, second and third place cash prizes, the largest purse in the West; professionally judged.

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• Bullets & Beauties: Women are invited to show off their best western wear for the chance at a prize. • Show your Patriotism: American Legion Post 34 provides patriotic flags and activities along with a pancake breakfast. Arizona Wild West Festival is produced by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC, in conjunction with www.cavecreeklive. com, Booth Communications, Inc. and other community sponsors.

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Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks: a western play zone for young and teen children that will feature western fun at Kiwanis Marketplace. • Visions of the West: a western/ Indian art show at Stagecoach Village. •

Rope & Chrome: a western motorcycle contest to showcase the most imaginative western dressed motorcycles and their western dressed riders, among other activities.

• Elegance in History: contestants showcase their best in period correct wardrobe. In addition, living history characters will come to life and share their characters; professional judging. • Bust the Dust: Arena action as professional stuntmen compete on an obstacle course for a prize and bragging rights.

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Rock the District: teen bands play their best country western music for the crowds at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats.

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Cowbells Western Interiors has developed a reputation as a special source for rustic, refined home accessories and fine art. Finding unique and exceptionally crafted work with bold western style and unbridled originality has been the key to its success. “We look forward to seeing you at our new location in Stagecoach Village, offering an ever-changing collection and a relaxing experience with the warm hospitality that separates Cowbells from the rest,� owner Debra Nichols says. Cowbells Western Interiors is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 139, in Cave Creek. For more information, call 719.963.3509 or find them on Facebook: Cowbells Western Interiors.


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Rodeo Association Announces 2016 Season Giving Gears up for 40th anniversary Fiesta Days On behalf of the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Association, the 2016 board of directors announced the following named charitable recipients from their 2016 rodeo season: • Arizona Junior Rodeo Association • Boy Scouts of America, Troop #124 • Foothills Food Bank • Make-A-Wish Foundation, Arizona Chapter • Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo • Veterans Medical Leadership Council Total 2016 monetary contributions were $4,500. The rodeo association donated over 600 pounds of product to the local foodbank. Also, as with each year, funds were allocated toward rodeo grounds improvements. Save the dates for the spectacular Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo 40th anniversary coming in 2017: March 30, 31 and April 1. The Kickoff Celebration is set for March 25. Learn more at www.cavecreekprorodeo.com.

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Car Show To Support Foothills Food Bank The Sixth Annual Tatum Ranch Golf Club Car Show in support of the Foothills Food Bank will be held this year on Saturday, October 15, from 10am-2pm. Over the past five years, the event has gained a reputation as one of the premiere car shows in the Valley. The event will feature exotic/sports cars, muscle cars, classics, hotrods and trucks of all makes and models. Prizes will be awarded in all classes with some specialty awards presented. There will be plenty of fun, music and fabulous door prizes. Food and drinks may be purchased at the golf club throughout the day. In the past three years, the event has generated donations of 2,149 pounds of food and $3,781 to the Foothills Food Bank. This year, the admission for participants will be $25 per car. Fee will include a Tatum Ranch Car Show T-shirt, dash plaque, a generous donation to the food bank and a goody bag. This year’s Gold Sponsors are Van Chevrolet and Earhardt Cadillac. Silver Sponsors are Tatum Ranch Golf Club, PostNet, Desert Storage, All Ways Hot Rods, Lucky Luciano Custom Paint, Highline Autos, Good Speed Performance Lab, Lusso Fine Motor Cars, Ultimate Mobile Wheel and Tire and Street Rods by Auto Art. Tatum Ranch Golf Club is located at 29888 North Tatum Ranch Drive, Cave Creek. Register early to secure a spot, as the show is expected to sell out again this year. Register online at www.tatumranchcarshow. com. For additional information, call 480.585.2399.

New Church Welcomes Area Residents Cactus Creek Cowboy Church, a Bible based and non-denominational church, welcomes area residents to join them Sundays. Whether cowboy or not, all are welcome. Cactus Creek Cowboy Church meets in a private room at the Road Runner Saloon & Restaurant in New River, 9am on Sunday mornings. The restaurant is located at 47801 North Black Canyon Highway, New River. For more information, call 480.215.1737 or visit www.facebook. com/cactuscreekcowboychurch.


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If there is one thing that Creeker’s can’t get enough of, it is good food and good times. The Taste of Cave Creek 2016, held over a two-day span on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20, promises to have plenty of both. For 24 years, the Town of Cave Creek has offered this event as a chance for residents to mingle with neighbors and for everyone to sample the amazing fare offered from local restaurants and bars. The event is so widely popular that this year’s attendance is expected to reach more than 8,000 over the two-day span. The event is held at Stagecoach Village (5-10pm each day) in an outdoor setting. There will be live music in the gazebo and craft beer garden nightly, as well as wine and margarita tasting. Entry tickets are $10 (free for children 12 and under) and food tickets are $2-$5. Parking is at Cave Creek and School House Roads, where a free shuttle will then take guests to the venue. Marshal Adam Stein will again be heading up The Taste event. Returning favorites and new to The Taste are Bart’s Indian Village, Brugo’s Pizza of Cave Creek, Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Cave Creek Smokehouse, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, El Encanto Mexican Food, Haciendas Mexican Grill, Harold’s, Indigo Crow, It’s a Divine Bakery, J Chen, Le Sans Souci, Local Jonny’s, My Sweet Blessing Bakery, The Horny Toad, Tonto Bar & Grill, Venues Café and Z’s Asian Fusion, as well as Crescent Crown Distributing, Cruz Tequila, Dirty Tequila, Hiro Sake, Sonoran Spirits and more. For more information, call 480.488.6636 or visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

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The Cave Creek season of events officially kicks off in October, and the Town of Cave Creek is putting out the welcome mat and pulling out all the stops and for locals and visitors alike. Keep this calendar as a handy reference throughout the year, and we’ll see you around town!

2016 September 9 – May 12 International Film Festival

September 16 – May 19 T.G.I.F Tasters Club

Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 Held one Friday a month with an aficionado – from olive oil to wine and coffee to chocolate. Learn about their craft and product and then savor the taste of what they bring to the table.

Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 Explore a topic through the TED medium – short videos of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ – every first Tuesday of the month.

October 7-16 The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center 33606 North 60th Street, Scottsdale www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Desert Foothills Theater presents this musical comedy/youth production in the Black Box Theater.

Downtown Cave Creek Road www.ccusd93.org; 480.575.2400 Parade begins at 10am.

October 9 Family Workshop: A Political Time Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Discover why it’s important to vote from 1:30-3pm. Learn about items used in political races in the past and create a poster.

October 14 Cactus Shadows High School Homecoming Game 5802 East Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek www.ccusd93.org; 480.575.2400 Kick-off is 7pm.

October 16-18 Cave Creek Biketoberfest The Hideaway Grill www.hideaway-usa.com

October 21 Foothills Food Bank Empty Bowls Project

www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624 Sonoran Arts League will create ceramic and glass bowls in support of the Empty Bowls project held in awareness of World Hunger Day at Harold’s Corral from 11am1pm. Choose from a selection of handmade bowls for a minimum donation of $15 each; a simple lunch is served in the bowl. A silent auction will be held. All proceeds benefit the food bank.

October 28-30 Eighth Annual Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Explore more than 100 jury selected artists from around the country displaying thousands of original works of art. Free; runs 10am-5pm, daily.

September 24 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Enjoy free admission and a sneak peek at Cave Creek Museum exhibits from 1-4:30pm.

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October 8 Adult Discovery Series & Stamp Mill Run

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Watch the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in operation as it crushes gold bearing ore from its original location on the back side of Continental Mountains. Visit the website for additional event dates.

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Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Community Center 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 Gary Zaro, director of The Film Festival at PVCC main campus, presents international mystery and suspense thriller films one Friday each month, with post-film discussion and food representing each film’s culture.

October 4 – April 4 Morning Joe with TED

October 8 Cactus Shadows High School Homecoming Parade

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Stagecoach Village www.tasteofcavecreek.com; 480.488.6636 Taste of Cave Creek 2016, held over a two-day span from 5-10pm daily, promises to have plenty of food and good times. Entry fee is $10; food and drink tickets cost $2-$5: Children 12 and under, free admission.

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Nov. 11-20 Nunsense: The Mega Musical Comedy Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Desert Foothills Theater presents this musical comedy in the Black Box Theater.

October 29 Cave Creek Wicked – All Day & All Night

www.cavecreekwicked.com Daytime activities: costume contests, horses, kids, pets, food and drink, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving. Nighttime activities: bar crawl at Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway Roadhouse, Hideaway Grill, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Cave Creek Smokehouse, Hogs & Horses; party bus 6pm-2am.

November 12 Eighth Annual Cave Creek Cactus Classic

www.dfmba.org The eighth annual Cave Creek Cactus Classic, hosted by the Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association, kicks off in the Town of Cave Creek at 9am. The course covers over 23 miles through Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Regional Park and even part of the Maricopa Trail. Register and find more details online.

November 2-6 Cave Creek Wild West Days

December 2-4 Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant

Spur Cross Ranch The event begins at 7pm nightly. For more information, visit www. kiwaniscarefree.org or www.desert foothills christmaspageant.com.

December 3 Seventh Annual Library Craft and Bake Sale

Desert Foothills Library 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek www.dfla.org; 480.488.2286 Take care of holiday shopping, have some treats and coffee. There will be live music and the library will be decorated for the holidays. This event is a major fundraiser for the Library.

www.hiddeninthehills. org; 480.575.6624 This Sonoran Arts League signature event, the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour and sale, offers art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors a unique December 9-11 opportunity to Stagecoach observe up to 180 Christmas Village artists at work in www.vermillion their studios. Visitors promotions.com; can participate in 623.734.6526 conversation with artists “Wishing and Hoping” The Arizona Center for by Linda Korstad – gleaning insight into Germanic Cultures will join Cowboy the creative process and learning Christmas at Stagecoach Village about the tools of the trade – and to host a traditional European are able to purchase works directly Christmas market – entertainment, from the artists. Free admission. cuisine, treats, a wine and beer garden and a visit from St. Nickolas. Admission is free.

www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com Hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), Wild West Days kicks off with a bull riding event on Wednesday night at The Buffalo Chip. On Thursday, Harold’s Corral will host a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction with proceeds benefiting CCMEA. Friday night features a Battle of the Bars bull riding competition at The Buffalo Chip and a Miss Wild West Days contest. Other events include a Parade on Saturday, and a Poker Trail Ride on Sunday.

November 19 Desert Discovery Day

Jewel of the Creek Preserve www.dflt.org

November 4-6 Wild West Treasure Fest

Cave Creek Roadhouse 6900 East Cave Creek Road www.carefreeazfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 All three-day Cave Creek Magic Bird Festivals events run 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday; 10am-4pm, Sunday.

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Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 From 4-8:30pm, enjoy stamp mill and blacksmith demos, a silent auction, panning for gold, live music by Mike Ewing and dinner.

Nov. 18-20 & Nov. 25-27 20th Annual Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour and Sale

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November 15 Miner’s Dinner

www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

November 25-27 Thanksgiving Show November 13 Family Fun Workshop

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Leave No Carbon Footprint: Geoffrey Platts lived his life leaving as small a carbon footprint as possible. Learn about how he did this and how you too can be “carbon neutral.”

Dixie Green at Frontier Town www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

November 25-27 Stagecoach Village Arts Festival www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Spend a holiday weekend enjoying the work of more than 80 jury selected artists and craftsmen, wine tasting and craft beer.

December 11 Cave Creek Museum Annual Holiday Party

www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Celebrate the season at the Museum with lots of fun activities and maybe even a song or two.

December 12 Kokedame Class

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Kokedame translates as “root ball.” Create a unique holiday or hostess gift plant. Visit the website for additional event dates.


Dixie Green at Frontier Town www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

Stagecoach Village www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Celebrate the colorful history and rich heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of fine artists and craftsmen – more than 100 jury selected artists and craftsmen, wine tasting and continuous live entertainment, including Native American dancers, musicians and storytellers; 10am-5pm.

December 30 – January 1 New Year’s Treasure Fest

January 21 Antique Appraisal

December 16-18 Annual Christmas Gift Show

Cave Creek Roadhouse www.carefreeazfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 Presented by Magic Bird Festivals

December 30 – January 1 New Year’s Weekend

Dixie Green at Frontier Town www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Bring your treasure or most recent Goodwill purchase to find out what it is worth and a little history too; 9:30am-4:30pm.

January 27-29 Annual Winter Festival Show

Dixie Green at Frontier Town www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

Jan. 13-22 All Shook Up Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Desert Foothills Theater presents this musical comedy/youth production, featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, in the Black Box Theater.

2017 January 8 Family Fun Workshop

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Catherine Jones, A Pistol Packing Momma: Catherine Jones was a deputy game warden in the 1920s. She loved to drive and homesteaded the 1280 Cahava Ranch. Discover how Jones earned her nickname and participate in interesting activities of the era.

January 16 – February 20 Visual Arts Exploration Series

Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 Local experts, educators and artists present topics from architecture to selfies. Visual arts presentations offered seven consecutive Mondays.

Holland Community Center www.azfcf.org; 480.488.1090 An evening of dining, entertainment and a silent auction for the Foothills Community Foundation to support Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, MindQuest, Partners in Education, The Holland Gallery of Fine Art and general community programs offered at the Holland Community Center.

February 3-5 Spring Treasure Fest

Cave Creek Roadhouse www.carefreeazfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 Presented by Magic Bird Festivals

February 10-12 Fine Art, Wine & Chocolate Affaire Stagecoach Village www.vermillion promotions.com; 623.734.6526 More than 100 jury selected artists presenting works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media throughout the open air plaza. Highlights include wine tastings, confectionary vendors, festival eateries and live entertainment; 10am-5pm.

February 11 Ninth Annual Library Gala – All That Jazz

Desert Foothills Library www.dfla.org; 480.488.2286 Help support the Library while enjoying an evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. This popular annual gala is the main fundraising event in support of this privately funded library. Tickets are $175 each.

March 10-11 Ragnar Relay Del Sol

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March 5 Sixth Annual Hearts & Hands Gala

January 20-22 Eighth Annual Cave Creek Indian Market

www.ragnarrelay.com/race/delsol Running together as a team is an experience like no other, and teams will celebrate the challenge as they party Ragnar-style at the finish line. Runners, beginning in Wickenburg, will conquer 200-ish miles by foot on a team of six or 12.

February 12 Family Fun Workshop: Food

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Explore some of the unique foods of Arizona while celebrating Arizona’s 105th birthday, or make a valentine for a sweetheart.

February 15 Oh for the Love of…Technology Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Learn about personal devices, home technology, state-of-the-art computers, phones, watches and more.

February 17-19 Cave Creek Builders Showcase The Hideaway Grill www.hideaway-usa.com

February 17-20 Annual President’s Show

Dixie Green at Frontier Town www.dixiegreenpromotions.com; 602.789.7222

March 10-12 AZ Wild West Treasure Fest

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www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Join the Museum for the eighth season of this fundraising event. The “Homes through Time” home tour features special properties with a palpable aura that connects each to the land, to the past and to the future. Calendar of Events, continued on page 46

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March 30 – April 1 40th Anniversary Fiesta Days Rodeo

March 12 Family Fun Workshop: Travel

Cave Creek Memorial Arena 24th Street & Carefree Highway www.cavecreek prorodeo.com; 480.488.4043 The 2017 rodeo dates are set for March 30, 31 and April 1.

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Learn about travel through the trunks in the Trunk Exhibit.

March 31 – April 9 Gypsy Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Desert Foothills Theater presents this musical in the Main Stage Theater.

April (Date TBD) Cave Creek Museum Spaghetti Dinner

www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764

May 5-7 Cinco de Treasure Fest

Cave Creek Roadhouse www.carefreeazfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 Presented by Magic Bird Festivals

March 17-19 Sonoran Arts Festival

May 12-21 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

Stagecoach Village www.vermillionpromotions.com; 623.734.6526 Stroll among the more than 100 jury-selected artists displaying thousands of original works in all art forms; 10am-5pm.

Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981 Desert Foothills Theater presents this musical comedy/ youth production in the Main Stage Theater.

Cave Creek Roadhouse www.carefreeazfestivals.com; 480.488.2014 Presented by Magic Bird Festivals; 10am-10pm.

The Hideaway Grill www.hideaway-usa.com

April 9 Family Workshop

Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 Hube Yates and Life on a Dude Ranch: Yates ran the Sierra Vista Dude Ranch with his wife Patsy for many years. Find out why dude ranches were so popular in the last century.

March 25 Fiesta Days Rodeo Kickoff Celebration

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Cave Creek Museum www.cavecreekmuseum.org; 480.488.2764 What was school like when no one knew what a computer was? Readin’, Writin’ and ‘Rithmetic will be taught in the Museum school (recess included).

July 3 & 4 Independence Day Fireworks Harold’s Corral & Frontier Town

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It’s a major achievement when a restaurant or saloon can survive and thrive for decades – and when it happens, it calls for a celebration. The Horny Toad is preparing to celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and the entire community is invited to the party. The popular establishment’s big day – Saturday, September 17, from 11am6pm – will feature prices rolled back 40 years on its world famous fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. There also will be drink specials. In addition to the price roll back, The Blues Hounds will entertain from 2-6pm, taking guests back to the musical excitement of the 1970s when The Horny Toad first began doing business. To add to the fun event, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite attire from the 70s era and can compete to win one of three prizes being offered for best wardrobe from the timeframe. But that’s not all. Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, known as the Arizona Gunslingers, who share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot. Managing partner Jeff Price says the restaurant also will be graced by characters in wardrobe to add a western feel to the day-long one-of-a-kind anniversary. “The Horny Toad is the oldest, originally-owned restaurant in Cave Creek,” says Price. “Years ago, people rode their horses to our establishment and tied them right outside. From the beginning to today, I have been blessed with a dedicated management team and the most committed wait staff around.”

The Horny Toad offers many signature dishes including made-from-scratch fried chicken, barbecue and homemade secret barbecue sauce, pork and beef ribs and mesquite-grilled porterhouse, top sirloin and rib eye steaks, prime rib and strawberry shortcake. The restaurant has earned numerous awards for its food including Best Fried Chicken, Best Steakhouse, Best BBQ ribs and Best Dessert (strawberry shortcake). The Horny Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.9542 or visit www.thehornytoad.com.

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FCF Announces New Season Of Programming Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) is offering diverse and innovative community programs and events for its upcoming season, September – May. All events take place at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale. Here are some of the upcoming events and programs. T.G.I.F. Tasters Club meets one Friday a month from 3-5pm with an aficionado to learn about their craft and product and then savor the taste of what they bring to the table. From olive oil to wine and coffee to chocolate, this event is for the both curious samplers and connoisseurs. Visual Arts Exploration Series is offered January 16 – February 20. Local experts, educators and artists present topics from architecture to selfies. Visual arts presentations are packed into the newly expanded 2017 series with seven consecutive Monday’s from 3:30-5pm. Wine and cheese reception begins at 3:30pm with one-hour presentations starting at 4pm. International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center. Gary Zaro, director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, brings the Festival’s international Mystery and Suspense Thrillers films to the Holland Community Center September – May (no December film). One Friday each month, Zaro will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. Enjoy special food treats representing each film’s culture. Morning Joe with TED. Explore a topic through the TED medium. What’s TED? Short videos (under 20 minutes) of speakers talking about ‘ideas worth spreading’ every first Tuesday of the month (October – April, except January). Weekly Bingo. Every Thursday at 1:30pm. Open to the public with cards starting at $13. New theme days added one Thursday a month. Raffle prizes and $375 paid out weekly. Cards go on sale at 1pm. Most programs charge a fee with some discounted with pre-purchase of an entire series. Online registration is available at www.azfcf.org. For more information, call 480.488.1090.


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Arizona Archaeology Society Chapter To Meet The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society based in Cave Creek will hold its next meeting Wednesday, September 14. David Abbott, PhD will present, It’s All About Scale: Polity and Alliance in Prehistoric Central Arizona. The Pueblo IV period (ca. A.D. 1275-1400) in the American Southwest was characterized by political upheaval and population distributions for defense. In Central Arizona, a large-scale confederation, labelled the Verde Confederacy, may have stretched along the middle and lower reaches of the Verde River and over to Perry Mesa. The hypothesized scale of the Verde Confederacy was regional in size. It may have included 12,000 members living at 135 settlements, and a swath of land 125 km in length. If so, the confederacy was organized at a scale that would have made it the largest alliance of its time. But, did it truly exist?

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The general public may attend an Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter meeting at no charge, except for the member-only holiday party in December. The AAS-DFC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. There are refreshments available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meetings are held in the community building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. For more information, visit www.azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.

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Athletic Club Offers Sponsorship Opportunities The Cactus Shadows Falcons Athletic Club is looking for those who would be interested in sponsorship opportunities. There are several sponsorship packages available including scoreboard signage (football, basketball), banners and game day programs. The school is asking residents to help support the local high school athletic teams plus get their name and brand out to thousands of family members and students. If interested, call Michael Seaton at Wallick & Volk Mortgage Bank 480.283.7003. Cactus Shadows High School is part of the Cave Creek Unified School District (www.ccusd93.org). Learn more at www.falconsathleticclub.org.


Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 19th Annual Hawaiian Luau Sunday, September 4. The festive party features a pig roast luau buffet, Hawaiian luau dancers, reggae music, a limbo and hula contest, face painting, Lei making, Hawaiian vendors, drink specials and more. Gates open at 6pm with the buffet (two pig roast stations) beginning at 6:15pm. The buffet will include roast pork, smoked Mahi Mahi, a shrimp/seafood casserole, herb roasted chicken, Teriyaki steak and other traditional Hawaiian cuisine. The outside luau show, featuring Tia’s Royal Islanders, starts at 7:45pm with an exciting fire knife dance, hula and limbo contests, and more during the show. Then, at 8:45pm, reggae band Grantman and the Island Beat take the stage inside. Open seating is first come first serve. Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. Larger parties can purchase a 10-top VIP table for $375, which includes a front row table, cocktail service and complimentary Hawaiian gift. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. To purchase tickets, call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com.

Desert Foothills Theater is celebrating its 42nd season with a diverse schedule of entertaining productions. The schedule for the 2016-17 season of shows includes: Oct. 7-16: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. Musical comedy/ Youth production Nov. 11-20: Nunsense: The Mega Musical Comedy Musical comedy Jan. 13-22: All Shook Up Musical comedy/ Youth production Featuring the songs of Elvis Presley Feb. 3-12: Unnecessary Farce Stage comedy

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March 31 – April 9: Gypsy Musical May 12-21: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Jr. Musical comedy/Youth production The non-profit Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) is a program of the Foothills Community Foundation. DFT’s shows are held at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street, in Scottsdale. To purchase tickets, visit www.dftheater.org or call 480.488.1981.

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The Big Heap Returns – Seeks Exhibitors The Big Heap returns to Cave Creek for its fifth year in November, and brings a whole new modern vibe – cleaner lines, less shabby and definitely urban and interesting – with its theme: Urban and Boho Relics. The Big Heap is the “brainchild” of Lori Cowherd and Mickey Meulenbeek. 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, teamed with Meulenbeek, an interior designer – both had businesses in Cave Creek. They found their niche in the “picker” marketplace and stamped it with their own quirky touch. “We knew there was an opening for such one-of-akind finds, that could be used in the home, worn as a fashion, hung on a wall or worked into an art piece of its own,” according to Meulenbeek.

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Cowherd and Meulenbeek are looking for exhibitors for the November event: industrial, mid-century, modern rustic, furniture; unique designs and architectural elements; low brow artworks, current design, functional accessories and fresh clothing and footwear designs. They are also interested in exotic relics from overseas, rugs, rich textiles and interesting oddities. The deadline to submit an exhibitor application is October 20. The event will also include artists, live music, gourmet food trucks and performances, and Habitat for Humanity

will once again be playing a part, showing how salvaged items can bring a whole new look to a home and be re-purposed. The Heap helps promote Habitat’s ReStore for salvaged goods. Habitat will have their very own space selling vintage items too. The Big Heap runs from 9am-3pm daily, November 18-20, at 3841 North Schoolhouse Road, just north of Cave Creek Road and across from the Library. Admission is $7 at the gate; kids 12 and under free. For information or to become an exhibitor, contact Meulenbeek at 480.329.6118 or visit www.thebigheap.com.


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Foothills Community Foundation’s MindQuest Speakers Series is hosting The Healthy Brain Expo: Keep Your Brain Young, Active and Strong on 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 your brain to keep you young, active and strong. The Healthy Brain Expo features nine workshops and many exhibit booths.Learn how to train your 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: Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, Dean of College of Nursing & Health Innovation and Chief Well-Being Officer at ASU; Terri Taylor, RD, CSO, nutrition educator for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Honor Health; Phyllis Strupp, MBA, brain training expert; Bobi Seredich, Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence; Dr. David Scheiner, DC; and Bina Bou, Institute of Integral Quigong Tai Chi. Sponsoring organizations include HonorHealth, Barrow Neurological Institute, the Desert Family YMCA and the Foothills Community Foundation. “Barrow is committed to providing world-class 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 states, “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.

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Area Realtor Turns Passion Into Record Sales

As a passionate local realtor, Lesley Vann, M.Ed., PLLC, REALTOR®, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, is ready to assist clients who are ready to buy or sell real estate in Arizona, nationally and internationally. With years of experience in sales, property staging and interiors, Vann’s goal is to offer seamless, innovative real estate services. “I help property buyers envision what’s possible, and find their dreams,” she says. “I help bring sellers the buyers they need, and synergy happens! Many of my listings have sold in record time. Let me innovate to help you buy or sell your property, wherever it might be – far away, or right here in Arizona.”

One of Vann’s recent record sales was her listing on Secluded Lane, on Carefree’s Black Mountain. She was able to garner top dollar, selling at $2,325,000 – the highest sale price in Carefree in nearly two years, according to Vann. “At every price point, I look forward to assisting you and those you know in Arizona, nationwide and around the world, to sell a property, buy a property, find short- and long-term rentals, invest, divest, and relocate.” Vann says she has a passion for making a difference, and finds it gratifying to help clients everywhere prepare, stage and sell their homes, find the homes of their dreams and relocate when needed. She specializes in out-of-state referrals for all real estate needs and is Relocation-Certified. “Through client testimonials and daily observation, it becomes clear I am making a difference!” For more information, call 480.599.1119 or visit www.lesleyvann.com.


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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting At Bartlett Lake Marina

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Bartlett Lake Marina General Store and Restaurant’s grand opening on August 18. Located at 20808 East Bartlett Dam Road, Rio Verde, in the Tonto National Forest, Bartlett Lake Marina has a boatable surface area of 2,815 acres – more than Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake, combined. Fed by the pristine waters of the Verde River, Indians of this valley spoke descriptively in their legends of the river’s “sweet waters.” Learn more at www.bartlettlake.com. For more information about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381or visit www. carefreecavecreek.org.

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Local Art Consignments Teams With U-Haul U-Haul Company of Arizona announced that Local Art Consignments has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Cave Creek community. Located at 6920 East Cave Creek Road, Local Art Consignments will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, pre-tow inspection, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes. Led by partners James and Mary Chapman, hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 480.488.7950 or visiting www.uhaul.com/locations – search “Cave Creek” and follow the link.


Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills invites residents to join them at the 39th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, October 11, from 5-8:30pm. For the past 14 years, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral has provided a dinner that includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, coffee, tea and lemonade. This fun-filled family event also includes both a silent and live auction. Some of the auction items will include golf packages, a private wine tasting for 20, wine and party baskets, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff and much more. Proceeds from the event will benefit women and children in the community. Adult tickets are $15 and children are $7. Children under 5 years of age are free with a paid adult ticket. Tickets will be available through one of the Soroptimist members or at the door. Harold’s Corral Restaurant is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. For more information, contact Gail Shriner at 480.861.4188 or visit www.sisaguarofoothills.org.

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Saving Lives Never Looked So Good Campaign Red Cross teams up with Sport Clips Haircuts The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” says Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.” Those who come out to give blood or platelets September 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through November 6, 2016, at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon. “The need for blood touches so many lives – not just those who need blood, but their family members and loved ones too. This is one way Sport Clips can thank those who give the gift of life to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. They donate blood and we give them a free haircut,” says Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips. Donors of all blood types are urged to give. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App (www.redcrossblood.org/bloodapp), visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800.733.2767. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times. Visit Sport Clips in Cave Creek at 29605 North Cave Creek Road. For additional information, call 480.502.6867 or visit www.haircutmentatumranch cavecreekaz.com.


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A Critical Time For Carefree By Mayor Les Peterson

• Strengthening the business environment throughout Carefree. • Encouraging the selective addition of smaller, high-quality residences close to downtown for residents who want to downsize their large homes, but remain in Carefree. • Achieving these priorities within tight budget constraints while maintaining Carefree’s strong reserves. Realizing these goals will enable us to continue providing Carefree residents with the services from the town they desire within the existing Carefree tax structure.

Partners with Chamber & local businesses The Town of Carefree in partnership with the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the new Carefree Pumpkin Pin Hunt to help kick off the fall season and encourage excitement for the second annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden exhibition. Created by world renowned artist Ray Villafane, the exhibition is scheduled for October 17-31 in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, Carefree. Halloween spirit invades Carefree for its second year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free, one-of-a-kind fall event celebrates incredible pumpkin carving artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages and is open from 10am-10pm. Carefree local businesses are invited to register on the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber website (www.carefreecavecreek.org) starting in September to receive their complimentary limited edition Pumpkin Pin. Each business will be responsible for hiding their pin on public property within the town limits of Carefree and create clues for pin hunters in the form of poems, limericks or creative stories. Clues are then posted every week starting Monday, October 3, at CarefreePumpkinGarden.com. Anyone is welcome to decipher the clues and start hunting for a pin. Once found, a winner will contact a participating local business to redeem their prize. The week of Halloween, a rare Carefree Sundial pin will be hidden and clues released by the Town. After the four weeks, each winner’s name will be placed in a drawing and have the chance at being chosen for the Grand Prize at the Enchanted Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 29, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. The one winner chosen will be presented with a pumpkin carved by Villafane and worth over $2,500. “The pumpkin festival was a huge success last year attracting large crowds to Carefree and in turn a large and diverse group of people shopping in our stores and dining in our restaurants. We are excited for the return of the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in 2016 and the economic boost it affords our business community,” says executive director of the Chamber, Patty Villeneuve. Carefree businesses can register at www.carefreecavecreek.org or call 480.488.3381 for more details on the rules and guidelines. Pins will also be available for purchase at the Enchanted Pumpkin Festival. For additional information, visit www.carefreepumpkingarden.com or call 480.488.3686.

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Carefree has made great progress in recent years in enhancing its downtown “core” area for the enjoyment of the town’s MAYOR residents and visitors. Town of Carefree We’ve made numerous capital 480.488.3686 improvements to the Carefree www.carefree.org Desert Gardens. We’ve engaged world-renowned artist Ray Villafane and other sculptors and artists to create the extremely popular Enchanted Pumpkin Garden and to continue working their magic through the upcoming season. We are constructing dramatic “Gateways” into the downtown area off both Tom Darlington and Cave Creek Roads. The addition of bicycle lanes along Tom Darlington, Cave Creek and Pima Roads will soon be completed. All of this has generated a sense of pride and excitement among Carefree’s residents. But to be fully successful, the revitalization of Carefree must not stop with these initial efforts. We also need to create an environment in which the town’s businesses can thrive and prosper. Creating a flourishing business environment is our next major set of tasks and the upcoming years will be absolutely critical in accomplishing them. While we are doing this, the challenge – and the requirement – will be to preserve and protect the integrity of Carefree as a beautiful, residential-friendly town. Flowing out of this balance of objectives, the key priorities for Carefree within the next few years include: • Continue to attract residents, visitors and businesses to the town who have an appreciation for the visual and culinary arts, health, wellness and a sustainable quality of life.

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ART in pARTnership II Slated For October The second annual ART in pARTnership fine art exhibit and sale promises to be even better than last year, according to Michael Brady, president of Arizona Art Alliance, inviting residents to “Come and treat yourself enjoying some of the works of Arizona’s finest artists.” This eclectic collection of fine art, created from an array of mediums, will once again be hosted by the Holland Gallery. ART in pARTnership II will be held October 1-27, with an artists’ reception and award presentation on Saturday, October 8, from 4:30-6:30pm. Holland Gallery is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, in Scottsdale. The Arizona Art Alliance is a non-profit organization currently staffed by volunteers with a membership of more than 20 Arizona-based art groups. The member groups represent thousands of visual artists who produce fine art in over a dozen mediums. The organizations goals are to: provide public awareness and exposure to visual art; expand the number of art Diane Brand acrylic: “Inspired by Life” venues and marketing opportunities for member artists; and, expand art outreach program activities in the community. For additional information, call 602.870.7610 or visit www.azartalliance.com.

FCF Presents Jazzy Opening To Fall Arts Season Join the Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) Thursday, September 29, from 5:309pm, and help the organization kick off the fall art season. A jazzy seasonal opening reception begins at 5:30pm with free refreshments in the Holland Gallery of Fine Art featuring Frederick J Brown’s proofs of “Portraits in Excellence: Suite of all Six Musicians.” Visit with staff from Foothills Community Foundation, Paradise Valley Community College, Desert Foothills Theater and CCUSD Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center (CCUSD/CSFAC) to learn about upcoming programs, events and classes. At 7pm, enjoy the PVCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble performing under the stars at the Aquila Amphitheater. Art sale proceeds benefit the CCUSD/CSFAC. All ages are welcome at this free community event. There is limited concert seating, so attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Holland Gallery of Fine Art is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Bldg. B, in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.488.1090 or visit www.azfcf.org.


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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.

“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 $250,000

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

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CHALET STYLE – CAVE CREEK HOME 2.5 Acres include main house and large 2BD guest house. Located off Highland Road in Cave Creek. Ideal for extended family living. Beautiful mountain views. Well, electric gate, ample storage room for toys, etc. Room for pool and horses. MLS#5194984 UNDER CONTRACT $395,000

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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I knew our granddaughter, Nicole, would be thrilled with her present. She had outgrown her old bike and ALLEN NOHRE getting a new one for her 11th birthday was a perfect gift. The day after Nicole’s birthday party, her father and Writer I, nearly as excited as she was, drove her to Dick’s Sporting Goods to pick out her bike. There were dozens of choices and she confidently went about searching for the right one. An aqua and yellow ten-speed bike, with hand brakes and lug tires, caught her attention. She sat on it, and, with a big smile, said it was the one she wanted. We agreed it was the right size, and her big thank-you hug said she was thrilled. As we loaded Nicole’s bike into her dad’s S.U.V., I remembered getting my first bike. There was no Dick’s Sporting Goods in my small Minnesota town, and the cost of a new bike from Mohagen’s Hardware store was out of the question. Dad wanted me to have a bike, so he bought a used one and spent many evenings in the garage painting it so it would look like new. The white trim lines on the red paint weren’t perfectly straight, but I could tell dad was proud of his project and happy to give me a bicycle. I knew I shouldn’t have been embarrassed with a used, hand-painted bike, but I was a little bit. The embarrassment, however, drifted away with the freedom of riding all over town with my friends. It seems that we never forget how to ride a bicycle, and we never forget the wonderful memories of our childhood bikes. Fathers and grandfathers love to give their kids and grandkids bikes because we remember how much we enjoyed ours. And now, Nicole will enjoy riding her new bike through her neighborhood.

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(480) 488-3099 30 Easy Street • PO Box 921 Carefree, AZ 85377 • (480) 488-5483 fax Visit our website at www.palmdesertrealty.com

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The Sonoran Arts League is partnering with several animal rescue groups for Pet Adoption Days at The Gallery at el Pedregal on Saturday, September 17, and Saturday, October 8, from 11am-1pm. The adoption event will take place at the gallery located on the second floor of el Pedregal, 34505 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. The public is invited to peruse the art at the Gallery, provided by Sonoran Arts League members, while meeting and interacting with a variety of dogs and cats who Stephanie Newman sketches Bandit as Allison Newman holds him. Photo by Hope Harvey will be up for adoption.

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Patrons will receive a free sketch of any animal they adopt during Pet Adoption Days. For information, call 480.575.6658 or visit www.sonoranartsleague.org.

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Chapter2 Books, with more than 50,000 books, as well as DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, will hold a sale September 9 from 9am-6pm, September 10 from 10am-4pm and September 11 from 11am-3pm. Book prices start at just 50 cents. Donations are also welcome and help support the library. Located inside Desert Foothills Library at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Chapter2Books is open seven days a week. Their books can also be purchased on Amazon. For information, call 480.488.2777 or visit www.chapter2booksaz.com.


Doing Good In The Community

Visit Kiwanis Marketplace The Kiwanis Club of Carefree operates the Kiwanis Marketplace at 6535 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. Kiwanis Club of Carefree Benefit Foundation is 501(c)3 organization, and proceeds from the Marketplace principally benefit youth and community programs. Marketplace hours are 9am-1pm, Wednesday through Saturday, closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. To schedule a pickup of donated items, call 480.488.8400, or drop off at the Marketplace Wednesday thru Saturday, 9am-1pm. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Carefree, visit www.kiwaniscarefree.org.

US Army Dental Officer Transitions To Private Practice At three o’clock in an early April morning, Captain Samuel R. Swainhart of the U.S. Army Dental Corps received a phone call he would not forget. It was the morning following the tragic 2014 shooting spree that had once again rocked the Fort Hood community, leaving four people dead and 14 injured. Swainhart, a general dentist and the installation’s forensic dental officer, was called to provide identification of the shooter and victims. “At that point I was fairly experienced conducting forensic dental examinations and providing proper identification of deceased persons, but never had I been a part of such a high profile and active investigation,” recalls Dr. Swainhart. “What made this case unique was that the Fort Hood Commanding General was literally standing right outside the door waiting to pass the identification up the chain of command.” Dr. Swainhart was a direct commission into the military after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He never anticipated becoming involved in forensic dentistry, until his unit commander assigned him the additional duty, which also came with additional training. “During that time I was still performing routine dentistry, but a forensics case would take priority.” Captain Swainhart received the Army Achievement Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his service. After assignments in Kentucky, Texas and Arizona, Dr. Swainhart has now transitioned into private practice. His office is located on Carefree Highway and North 60th Street. He is accepting new patients and can be reached at 480.488.7010 or www.carefreesmile.com.

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Area residents are invited to help fight cancer at the Relay For Life Cave Creek-Carefree event, to be held Saturday, October 15. While the American Cancer Society is making progress toward a world without cancer, the organization relies on the dedication and fundraising efforts of communities to help it finish the fight against the disease. The American Cancer Society isn’t just fighting one type of cancer, but fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday. Black Mountain Elementary School, located at 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale, will host Relay For Life Cave Creek-Carefree from 1-8pm. To sign-up, donate or for more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/cavecreekaz or www.facebook. com/rflcavecreek.

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Saturday Concert Series At PVCC Paradise Valley Community College’s (PVCC) Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) will host a series of music concerts Saturdays in September, October and November. These free performances are presented on the CPA’s outdoor amphitheater stage from 6-9pm, and audience members are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket as the space accommodates lawn seating only. Cash donations will be accepted. Several of Phoenix’s most popular food trucks will be on site to serve concessions. The upcoming schedule includes: • September 10: Chuck Hall Band (electric blues)

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October 15: Grupo Liberdade (Brazilian Music/Samba)

• November 5: Davey Arnold Band (Country) The Center for the Performing Arts is located at 34th Street and Union Hills at the east end of the campus of Paradise Valley Community College in North Phoenix. Parking is free. For more information about events in the CPA, visit www.paradisevalley. edu/cpa or call 602.787.7738. Box Office hours are 12-5pm Tuesday thru Friday and one hour prior to show.

Cartwright’s Continues Arizona History Dinners The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series continues this month. Cartwright’s welcomes guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet. Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by three-course dinner selections prepared by chef Brett Vibber and pastry chef Amanda Crick. Diners can sit back, relax and be regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. The September 14 dinner featured speaker is Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian, presenting “Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.” Trimble’s wit is matched only by his love for legend and lore of Arizona’s early ranching and mining pioneers, and he will be bringing guests the back stories of some of the most colorfully named towns and spots in our great state. The September 28 dinner featured speaker will be announced. For menus and pricing details, visit www.cartwrightssonoranranchhouse.com/events. For reservations, call Cartwright’s between 12-9pm at 480.488.8031.

September Chamber Events The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event. The next Chamber Mixer will be held September 14 from 5:30-7pm. Venue details will be announced soon. The next Chamber Business Breakfast will be held September 22 from 8-9:30am at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. To learn more about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


AROUND TOWN

Sept. 11

Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream

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Talking Stick Resort Arena www.phoenixmercury.com; 602.252.9622 Sept. 13

Counting Crows & Rob Thomas Ak-Chin Pavilion Sept. 2

Sierra Hull

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Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

Blink-182 with A Day to Remember, All Time Low and DJ Spider

Ray LaMontagne

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000 Sept. 3

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Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

Ak-Chin Pavilion

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Afro: Baile Presents: 7th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts www.braziliandayarizona.com

Sept. 6

Summer Sixteen Tour: Drake and Future with Roy Woods and DVSN

The Steel Drivers

Sept. 22

Sept. 15

Luke Bryan with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch

Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm

Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

Sept. 22-24

Sept. 16

Thunder From Down Under

Pat Metheny

Footloose

Talking Stick Resort Showroom

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sept. 23

Sept. 16

Musical Instrument Museum

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Brahms’ Symphony No. 4

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sept. 23-24

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 18

Snap Judgement

Sept. 10

Mesa Arts Center

Mana

Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Crystal Bowersox

Future Now: The Tour Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas

5 Seconds of Summer

Gila River Arena www.arizonacoyotes.com; 480.563.7825

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Sept. 26

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Davina and the Vagabonds

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Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 28

Ottmar Liebert Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 24

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The Zombies w/ Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals Talking Stick Resort Showroom www.talkingstickresort.com; 480.850.7734

Tal Wilkenfeld

Livewire

Musical Instrument Museum

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Mesa Arts Center

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Tegan and Sara Sept. 24

Whose Live Anyway?

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Fifth Harmony with Jack & Jack and Victoria Monet

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 8

Sept. 10

Squeeze with Look Park

Sept. 15

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

Mesa Encore Theatre at Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

Sept. 25

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sept. 21

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Bravo Broadway: Music of the Night Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 20

Leon Bridges with Lianne La Havas Mesa Arts Center

Sept. 24

19th Annual Ballet Under the Stars Steele Indian School Park www.balletaz.org; 602.381.0184

Oct. 1

Arizona Coyotes Pre-Season vs. Anaheim Ducks Gila River Arena

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Residents are in for a treat as the Valley’s world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues get ready to kick off the 2016-17 performing arts season. With a spectacular line-up of dance, music and live theatre performances, patrons young and old will find themselves entertained, enlightened and thoroughly engaged. Here is a preview of just some of the outstanding events and venues to experience this season.

Arizona Broadway Theatre

Arizona Theatre Company

www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

Oct. 14 – Nov. 6: Funny Girl Nov. 25 – Dec. 24: A Christmas Carol Jan. 13 – Feb. 5: Camelot March 17 – April 9: Jesus Christ Superstar April 28 – May 21: Oliver June 2-25: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast July 21 – Aug. 13: Saturday Night Fever Sept. 1-24: Hands on a Hard Body

Oct. 6-23: King Charles III Nov. 17 – Dec. 4: An Act of God Jan. 6-29: Fiddler on the Roof Feb. 9-26: The River Bride March 30 – April 16: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash May 11-28: Holmes and Watson

Childsplay

La Bayadère Photo by Alexander Izilieav

www.azmusicfest.org; 480.840.0457

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Rock The Presidents

www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700

Arizona Musicfest

Ballet Arizona

Arizona Musicfest kicks off its 26th season presenting wide-ranging musical artists with the first-ever Fall Fest, a four-concert schedule featuring Melissa Manchester, Musicfest competition and scholarship winners, two of America’s hottest bluegrass bands and The Midtown Men: The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey’s Boys, from October 28 through November 7 in Scottsdale. The annual Winter Festival opens January 27 with trumpet sensation Chris Botti and runs through March 10. Chris Botti

www.balletaz.org; 602.381.1096 Oct. 27-30: La Bayadère Dec. 9-24: The Nutcracker Feb. 9-12: Romeo & Juliet March 23-26: Today’s Masters May 11-14: All Balanchine May 23 – June 10: An Evening at the Garden May 27-28: Spring Performance

Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129 Oct. 7-23: Rasheeda Speaking Dec. 2-18: Black Nativity Feb. 10-26: Broke-ology April 5-23: The Scottsboro Boys

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Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles; Photo by Joan Marcus

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

Rusalka

Arizona Opera www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

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Oct. 15-16: 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration Nov. 11-13: Rusalka Feb. 3-5: Madama Butterfly March 3-5: Riders of the Purple Sage April 7-9: Cinderella

Sept. 13-18: Cabaret Oct. 18-23: The Sound of Music Nov. 22-27: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Dec. 6-11: Mamma Mia! Jan 17-21: The Illusionists Feb. 7-12: Matilda The Musical March 14-19: Finding Neverland April 18-23: An American in Paris May 18-28: The Book of Mormon June 20-25: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Sept. 30 – Oct. 15: Ghost The Musical Oct. 28 – Nov. 5: Macbeth Dec. 2-23: Quest for the Claus: The Musical Jan. 20 – Feb. 12: Peter and the Starcatcher March 10 – April 1: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 19 – June 10: Unexpected July 14 – Aug. 5: Dogfight Oct. 6-28: Depend on Me Nov. 3-11: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dec. 1-23: Elf Academy

Center Dance Ensemble www.centerdance.com; 602.252.8497 Oct. 20-22: Masquerades Dec. 3-18: Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen March 2-5: Love Stories April 19-23: American Voices

Sept. 11 – Oct. 16: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Oct. 22 – Nov. 13: Rock The Presidents Nov. 19 – Dec. 24: A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday Jan. 14 – Feb. 19: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Feb. 26 – March 12: The Yellow Boat March 25 – April 2: Interrupting Vanessa April 8-16: The Grumpiest Boy in the World April 23 – May 21: Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure

Desert Foothills Theater www.desertfoothillstheater.org; 480.488.1981 Oct. 7-16: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. Nov. 11-20: Nunsense: The Mega Musical Comedy Jan. 13-22: All Shook Up Feb. 3-12: Unnecessary Farce March 31 – April 9: Gypsy May 12-21: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Desert Stages Theatre www.desertstages.org; 480.483.1664 Sept. 30 – Oct. 30: Seussical Oct. 7 – Nov. 13: Lost in Yonkers Nov. 25 – Dec. 23: Coney Island Christmas Jan. 6 – Feb. 12: Drop Dead! Jan. 13 – Feb. 12: The Mystery of Edwin Drood March 3 – April 9: Ruthless! The Musical Comedy April 7 – May 7: Mel Brooks’ The Producers, The Musical April 28 – June 4: Macbeth June 16 – July 23: The Importance of Being Earnest June 30 – July 30: Catch Me If You Can


www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre. com; 480.314.0841 Thru Sept. 17: Guys and Dolls Sept. 22 – Oct. 15: Inherit the Wind Oct. 20 – Nov. 26: She Loves Me Dec. 1-30: It’s a Wonderful Life

Greasepaint Youtheatre www.greasepaint.org; 480.330.5918 Sept. 2-11: 13 The Musical Oct. 21-30: Pippin Dec. 9-18: Annie, Jr. Feb. 10-19: Grease April 7-9: The Laramie Project May 5-14: Peter and the Starcatcher

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587 Among the season’s many highlights, the Center for Performing Arts will present performances by best-selling author Garrison Keillor, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, singer-songwriters Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter, musician Bruce Hornsby, pianist Olga Kern, organist Cameron Carpenter, and the acclaimed Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Warsaw Philharmonic. Annual favorites include the 16th Scottsdale International Film Festival and 47th Scottsdale Arts Festival. Havana Cuba All-Stars will perform Cuban Nights Nov. 11; Photo by CAMI

Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org; 623.336.6001 Sept. 15-25: Disney’s Aladdin, Kids Sept. 29 – Oct. 9: 13, The Musical Nov. 10-13: To Kill a Mockingbird Dec. 8-18: Elf The Musical Jr. Feb. 23-26: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids March 2-12: Honk! April 20-30: Willy Wonka Junior May 11-14: Seussical Jr. June 15-18: Dear Edwina Junior

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The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

The Phoenix Symphony www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999 Clockwise from top Left: Chad Campbell, Kim Cooper Schmidt, Elizabeth Campbell and Benjamin Campbell in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

www.fhtaz.org; 480.837.9661 Sept. 2-18: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Oct. 14-30: The Glass Menagerie Nov. 4-20: Assassins Dec. 2-18: A Christmas Carol, The Musical Jan. 6-15: Love Letters Jan. 20 – Feb. 5: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 10-26: Leading Ladies April 21 – May 7: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas May 6-22: Curtains May 12-28: 4 on the Floor

www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120 Sept. 2-18: Love, Loss and What I Wore Oct. 14-30: The Price Nov. 25 – Dec. 11: The Herd Jan. 13-29: Bakersfield Mist Feb. 24 – March 12: Storefront Church April 7-23: TBA May 12-28: It’s a Musical World June 15-25: New Summer Shorts 2017

Theater Works www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930

Phoenix Theatre

Fountain Hills Youth Theater

www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Sept. 23 – Oct. 9: Charlotte’s Web Dec. 2-18: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells Feb. 10-26: Doctor Dolittle, Jr. March 31 – April 16: Anne of Green Gables June 2-18: Disney’s The Jungle Book, Kids

Sept. 7 – Oct. 2: In The Heights Sept. 21 – Oct. 9: Liberace! Nov. 16 – Dec. 24: Billy Elliot Nov. 30 – Dec. 24: Twist Your Dickens Jan. 25 – Feb. 12: Baskerville March 8 – April 2: Bullets Over Broadway April 5-23: The Scottsboro Boys May 10 – June 4: B

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www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500 The annual season kickoff festival, held September 9, is a free, family-friendly event that will share the theme of literature in art with five new exhibitions in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, and will present live music, great foods, outdoor festival, great atmosphere and more. Located in the heart of Downtown Mesa, the Center’s mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible and relevant.

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Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour; Photo by Ruven Afanador

Sept. 2-17: Or, Oct. 14-29: The Merchant of Venice Dec. 16-18: Midwinter Night’s Dream Jan. 13-28: Hamlet Jan. 14-28: Much Ado About Nothing Feb. 24 – March 11: Photograph 51 March 24 – April 8: Pride and Prejudice

Sept. 9-25: Les Misérables Nov. 4-20: In the Village of the Brothers Grimm March 3-19: The Pauper Princess May 5-21: Once Upon a Mattress

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The 2016-17 Season kicks off with the epic Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Maestro Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in a masterful interpretation of Beethoven’s ever popular and powerful “Victory” symphony. Joining this program is Behzod Abduraimov, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Muñoz continues his tradition of highlighting young American composers by featuring Nina Young and her composition, Remnants, which invites listeners to perceive the orchestra as one giant instrument – a resonating body.

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Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188 Oct. 7-23: Charlotte’s Web, The Musical Dec. 2-23: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Feb. 10-26: Alice in Wonderland April 7-23: The Secret Garden, The Musical June 9-25: The Wizard of Oz

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he Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour is an annual celebration of the arts and the artists in the Prescott Quad City area. This free self-guided tour is a three-day event, giving guests the opportunity to meet the artists and view their creative processes in a variety of mediums such as: ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles/ wearables and woodworking. The Studio Tour will be held on September 30 – October 2, and studios will be open from 10am-4pm each day. Visitors will have the chance to purchase unique artwork in a wide range of artistic techniques. This, year there will be 70 juried artists at 40 studio locations and an additional 40 artists at three art centers. These art centers are the Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott, The Prescott Center for the Arts in Prescott and the Town of Prescott Valley at the Civic Center and Library.

Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour Artist Jodi Maas

Artist Bill Cramer at work

There will be live demonstrations at most studios, so guests will be able to learn how the artwork is completed, what materials are used and how long it takes.

Artists have been asked to donate a piece of artwork for a raffle. Purchase raffle tickets at each studio and use them at any studio. Raffle money funds children’s art programs sponsored by Mountain Artists Guild and ‘Tis Gallery and Art Center as well as next year’s Tour. For those who haven’t done the Studio Tour before, a good place to start may be the Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery located at 228 North Alarcon Street in Prescott, where artwork by each of the tour’s juried artists will be on display. The Mountain Artists Guild will have Studio Tour booklets, which contain a listing of all artists including a picture of their work and detailed Painting by Charles Huckeba maps to each location. For information, call 928.445.2510 or visit www.prescottstudiotour.com.


The Man vs. Machine Cycling Event is a unique, adrenaline-filled competition that pits cyclist against steam engine. It is a race that had not taken place in Arizona for over 25 years until September of 2015 when event management company Grand Canyon Racing partnered with the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel to bring back the iconic southwest event. Last year’s event saw hundreds of cyclist and drew both national and international attention, and is ranked as a “top 10” cycling event in the U.S. It’s steam power versus manpower as cyclists endure 53 miles and 2,023 feet of climbing, starting at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan at the south rim entrance of Grand Canyon National Park and head south to Williams, with a dramatic finish on Historic Route 66. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded among the top three finishers of the men’s and women’s division. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Williams High School Mountain Bike Team and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Adding to the excitement and festivities, spectators will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to ride the train the day of the race as it competes against its two-leggedand wheeled competition. The finish line post-race party, celebrating the 90th anniversary of Route 66, will be sponsored by Grand Canyon Brewery and is open to the public. Live music, food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite. This is a family-friendly event open to cyclist enthusiasts, athlete friends and families and the general public. Registration is now open for the race, and participants may register for the race at www.grandcanyonracing.com. Registration will close on September 24 at 10am PDT. For more information on the train, visit www.thetrain.com.

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Sedona Arts Festival Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival will present its 26th annual fine art festival on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. Attracting artists from New York to California, the festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food and art fun for the kids. Among the highlights of this year’s celebration will be the works of renowned Oaxacan wood carver, Mario Castellanos Gonzalez. Born in the village of Arrazola, Oaxaca in 1973, Gonzalez is a first-generation wood carver who, unlike many, did not learn this tradition from his parents. Artwork by Mario Castellanos Gonzalez He began carving at the age of 18 out of economic necessity, learning alongside his younger brother in their cousin’s carving workshop. Now, after 25 years of dedication to his craft, Gonzalez is recognized around the world as one of the preeminent wood carvers in Oaxaca. Returning this year is the Sedona Sacred Artist Tent, which features Sedona-based artists who represent spiritual meaning through paintings, jewelry, glass and photography. Continuous live music is an integral part of the festival each year, and this year local favorite William Eaton will headline the festival. The festival also offers a variety of food choices, raffle prizes and a KidZone for younger guests. The Gourmet Gallery features locally produced and packaged kitchen and bath items including soaps, lotions, spices and jams. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School. The event benefits the Sedona Arts Festival Scholarship and Grant Fund, which financially supports arts education in the greater Sedona area. Tickets are $10 online in advance; $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 928.204.9456 or visit www.sedonaartsfestival.org.


Tlaquepaque North. Tlaquepaque’s boutiques and art galleries offer an adventure in discovery and an education in the art and beauty of handcrafted items, many available only at Tlaquepaque. Plan to stay all day and dine in one of five restaurants. Be sure to head across the street to

Tlaquepaque North and check out the new shops and the excellent fare at the Pump House Station Urban Eatery. Tlaquepaque, now in its 44th year, and is located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona. For complete festival information, call 928.282.4838 or visit www.tlaq.com.

The fourth annual Wine in the Woods festival takes place Sunday, September 11, from 1-5pm. The event brings several regionally produced Arizona wineries to one place, and pairs them with some of Northern Arizona’s best seasonally influenced restaurants to offer incredible samplings of regional cuisine and wine all enjoyed among the lush scenery of The Arboretum at Flagstaff. The lineup of 2016 wineries and eateries include: Burning Tree Cellars, Del Rio Springs, Fire Mountain Winery, Grand Canyon Winery, Historic Brewery, Page Springs Cellars, Pillsbury Wine Co., Su Vino Wineries, Criollo Latin Kitchen, The Cottage Place, Sakura and Sprouts. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum. Cost is $30-45 and includes 10 tasting tickets and a commemorative Wine in the Woods wine glass. For more information, visit ww.thearb.org/ events/wine-in-the-woods.

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Twirling dancers in brilliantly colored traditional Mexican folk costumes, the pounding rhythms of fiery, sensuous flamenco, strolling mariachis delighting the crowds, music galore and the scents and tastes of Old Mexico – find it all at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village as it celebrates Mexican Independence Day at Fiesta del Tlaquepaque. This year’s Sedona signature event takes place Saturday, September 10, from 10am-6pm. Admission is free and a good parking option is available at the Uptown municipal parking lot with continuous shuttle service to and from Fiesta during the hours of the event. For the first time, the newly completed Tlaquepaque North will be part of the fun. For over four decades the Sedona community and visitors have enjoyed the rousing music, dances and cultural expressions from Old Mexico. The kids will be thrilled by balloon twisting and imaginative face painting. Both will take place along Calle Independencia. Back for another year are caricature paintings by Jeremy Drysdale, who will create a fun sketch of children for free in

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Presented by the Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, the 11th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival comes to Flagstaff’s Pepsi Amphitheater (www. pepsiamp.com) September 16-18. Some of the best traditional and contemporary bluegrass music artists will be complemented by other styles of acoustic music, including old-time, Celtic, gypsy jazz and more. Headlining performers include Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas’ The Earls of Leicester and The SteelDrivers, as well as O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor, Jeff Peterson, Hot Club of Cowtown, Finnders & Youngberg, Run Boy Run, Hogslop Stringband, The Sonoran Dogs, The Badly Bent, James Reams & The Barnstormers, The Haymarket Squares, Blue Moon and more.

The weekend also includes educational workshops and a renowned band contest with more than $2,000 in prizes, a barn dance, children’s activities, jamming and on-site camping. For more information, call 928.525.1695 or visit pickininthepines.org.


This October marks the 10th year that the Page Antique Tractor & Machinery Club, EDGE&TA branch 217, has held its annual Tractor Pull and Machine Show. It all started with two men, Eugene Tucker and Jim Kitson, and their love of old stuff (old engines, tractors and construction equipment and other vehicles,) better known as Old Iron.

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After studying how other sleds were built, Kitson designed and built a sled from some of the “stuff” he had been collecting, and items donated by Page Steel and Western Rock Products. With a total weight resistance of about 13,000 pounds, it has performed as designed, with a 5-speed transmission

that will allow a light tractor to have a decent pull while bringing down most big tractors at about 190’. The Club’s members hail from California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Arizona. The West was won by old machines like these and the club wants to do its part in preserving this bit of history for the generations that come. The Tractor Pull and Machine Show will be held October 1-2. All tractor drivers and displayers are EDGE&TA members for insurance and safety purposes. The event will feature displays of old time equipment, including a black smith, and more, plus many running engines. There will also be a raffle and barrel train rides for the children. The show is free to the public and located at the crossroads of Highway 98 and Coppermine N20 on the grounds of Big Lake Trading Post, which offers a great selection of food and drink. For information call 928.645.3962 or visit www.pagetractorclub.com.

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Celebrate The Arts In Patagonia

The Patagonia Fall Festival, sponsored by the Circle Z Ranch, is set for October 7-9, and will have something for everyone, according to Festival Manager Bonnie Maclean. “This year we are focusing on the family at the Patagonia Fall Festival,” she says. “In addition to the many talented artists and great foods that our visitors have come to expect at the Festival, we have a new ‘Children’s Activity Tent’ sponsored by Arizona Mining.” The entertainment schedule features world class acts under sponsorship by the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, presenting musical treats that range from R&B to mariachi and classic dance bands. As part of the “Focus on Family,” a second entertainment area featuring local talent, especially area youth from the region including Patagonia, Nogales, Rio Rico, Sonoita and Elgin has been added. Visitors will also find an expanded opportunity to eat, drink and be merry, with local wineries and distilleries presenting an authentic “taste of Arizona.” Food choices for festival grazers will be in the famous food court featuring choices ranging from healthy vegetarian treats from Sparky’s Cantina to those famous “Wicked Burgers” from the Dragoon Cafe. More than14,000 people attended the three-day festival in 2015. Thanks to festival sponsors, including Horne Ford and Champion Chrysler of Nogales, as well as the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, another banner year is expected in 2016. According to Maclean, there will be more than 125 individual booths and exhibitors. “I’m really excited about this year’s Fall Festival,” she says, “we’ve tweaked the layout to take advantage of the park’s natural features and to present a relaxed and fun atmosphere for the whole family.” Recognized as one of the finest, best attended art festivals in Arizona, the Patagonia Fall Festival is produced by Sky Island Tourism Association. This year’s event will run from 11am-5pm Friday, October 7, continuing from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Admission and parking is free. Patagonia is located on scenic Route 82 between Sonoita and Nogales, about one hour from Tucson and three hours from Phoenix. For additional information, call 520.345.4172 or visit www.patagoniafallfestival.com.


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