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he Arizona Restaurant Association announces the arrival of its 2019 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW), which takes place from Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 29. During these 10 days, diners can take advantage of three-course meals and prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person at participating restaurants around the state. “Consumer demand for restaurants in Arizona has been the highest it’s ever been and that’s why we see such support each year during both Spring and Fall Restaurant Week,” says Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri. “We are proud to be leading the charge in an initiative that helps diners discover some of the best local, chef-driven restaurants as well as support some of the most well-known restaurants in the state.” This year marks the 12th anniversary of Arizona Restaurant Week, a twice-a-year opportunity (including Spring Arizona Restaurant Week, which takes place in May) for local food aficionados to indulge in some of the state’s finest menus and discover hidden local gems while also giving Arizona chefs a chance to showcase their culinary creativity beyond their regular menus. Here is just a sampling of current participating restaurants: Ajo Al’s, Barrio Queen, Buck and Rider, Chart House, Citizen Public House, Different Pointe of View, Fuego Bistro, Ghost Ranch Modern Southwest Cuisine, Kovo Modern Mediterranean, La Locanda Ristorante Italiano, Ling & Louie’s, Marigold Maison, Mowry & Cotton, Nobuo at Teeter House, Pasta Brioni, Salut Kitchen Bar, Southern Rail, T. Cook’s, The Dhaba, The Gladly, The Parlor Pizzeria, The Sicilian Butcher, Vincent on Camelback and Virtu Honest Craft. Diners can view a complete list of restaurants participating in Fall Arizona Restaurant Week online at www.arizonarestaurantweek. com. New restaurants and menus will be added as participation grows.

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Fostering the arts in Arizona

In Arizona, arts and culture industries are more than just passionate undertakings that enrich lives — they are a force that enriches Arizona’s economy. According to the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ 2018 Report to the Governor, Arizona’s arts and culture industries contributed $9 billion to the state’s economy, employing 90,000 Arizonans who earned a combined total of $4.9 billion annually. In addition, arts-related retail trade contributed $1.6 billion to Arizona’s economy. But the arts are unique in industry — they are passion driven and they enrich the lives of those who create and those who witness in ways that numbers cannot begin to quantify. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the performing arts. This year, The Phoenix Theatre Company celebrates its 100th season. No institution reaches that milestone without a passion for its mission, which the Company says is, in part, “…inspiring hope and understanding through the arts…” So, where does this passion for performing begin? Look no further than North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools. See Fostering the arts in Arizona, page 12.

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“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

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This month, for the 12th consecutive year, we are proud to bring you a preview of the upcoming performing arts season. Also, for the 12th consecutive year, I am faced with the daunting task of trying to encapsulate my love theater — in 300 or so words. In the past, I’ve shared that it’s not just plays and musicals that draw me in, but opera, dance, street performers, spoken word and live music. I love to witness the stories unfold and the connection to the players and their characters as well as the chance of a shared experience with an audience. I’ve spoken about my first professional theater experience, a Black Theatre Troupe performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’ — I was 15 and I was smitten. I’ll never forget Sam Mendes’ production of Othello — the goose bumps that appeared as David Harewood’s Othello stalked Claire Skinner’s Desdemona, in and out of the spotlight…the threat was palpable; and how at the opening lines of “Will I?” from Rent, tears began flowing freely — in just two short sentences, the singer evoked memories of my own friends, long departed; or how 2018’s touring The Color Purple had me on my feet cheering and shouting, “Yas, queen!” (I’m a reserved person, this is not something I do.) Great American We are blessed to have an abundance of resident and touring professionals perform in the Seed Up Valley each season. But beyond the big venues and well-known stars, please do not neglect the local school theater, band, dance and choir; check out our small community theaters and symphonies; and patronize our area clubs that host live music. As Dr. Teresa Minarsich, a Theater teacher at Shadow Mountain High School reminds us, “A lot of high schools in the state are doing really incredible work, and it would be great if communities, even folks who don’t have high school students, would go out and check out high school theater and arts programs.” [Read “Fostering the Arts in Arizona” — page 12.] The performing arts rely on the audience to help bring their beauty/truth/life to light, so enjoy and participate in the performing arts wherever you live — they are there for you, be there for them.

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On the Northeast Valley cover: the Villalobos Brothers, who will perform with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts this season.

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Eighth Annual Fall Concert Series at Scottsdale Quarter Cooler temperatures are just around the corner, and that’s one more reason to enjoy evenings at Scottsdale Quarter with some of the Valley’s favorite bands. After shopping or dining, unwind and stick around for the Fall Concert Series, a free concert series taking place in The Quad. Live music kicks off Saturday, Sept. 7, 5–7pm, and will run at the same time every Saturday through Oct. 26. For eight weeks, guests can relax and enjoy a mix of genres and live music: • Sept. 7: Shallow Water – One of the best cover bands in AZ, this retro group will have guests singing and dancing along to classic and current hits. • S  ept. 14: British Invasion – This band of four members bring their international experience together to recreate the music of the British Invasion from 1963 to 1968. • Sept. 21: Dueling Pianos – Classic rock, performing on the fountain.

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• S  ept. 28: Sugahbeat – Playing reggae and samba music, Sugahbeat has been in the Valley music scene for over 20 years. • O  ct. 5: Pearl Ridge – A high-energy cover band and an established Valley favorite, Pearl Ridge plays the best of rock, pop, funk and country hits from yesterday through today. • O  ct. 12: Rock Lobster – Back by popular demand, this retro 80s group will tug on nostalgic heartstrings with the best 80s must and beyond. • O  ct. 19: Crown Kings – High-energy cover band playing the best rock ‘n roll songs over the last three decades.

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• O  ct. 26: DJ Dean – New Jersey born and internationally recognized, DJ Dean Michaels combines the high energy of a deejay with live instruments. Scottsdale Quarter, located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, is an open-air center on 28 acres with 370,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment options, and 203,000 square feet of office space. For additional information, visit www.scottsdalequarter.com.

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Gallery Association Announces New Gold Palette ArtWalk Season The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) has announced the dates and themes for its 2019–20 Gold Palette ArtWalk series. The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered eight times a year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme. “We are thrilled to once again present our local art community and art aficionados with additional opportunities to enjoy art in a variety of mediums through our themed Gold Palette ArtWalks,” said French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association. “Now in our 45th year, we are amazed by and humbled at how our ArtWalks have united the art community and given local artists a true home here in Scottsdale.” The upcoming Gold Palette ArtWalk schedule is as follows: • Oct. 10: 45th Season Kickoff – This special event will kick off the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk’s 45th season with live musical performances, “meet the artist” demonstrations and a historical look at ArtWalk over the past four- and one-half decades. See Artwalk, page 7


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• N  ov. 21: Contemporary Focus ArtWalk – As part of the City of Scottsdale’s “Contemporary Month,” taking place Oct. 26 through Nov. 25, this event highlights contemporary artists born since 1950 and their redefinition of art. • D  ec. 12: Scottsdazzle ArtWalk – Taking place during the city’s Scottsdazzle month-long holiday celebration, this themed ArtWalk features strolling carolers, live holiday musical performances, shopping opportunities with sales for holiday gift giving and other spirited activities. • J an. 16: Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts ArtWalk – Guests can sample doughnuts in many of the participating galleries while also enjoying traditional bagpipe performances and more, with proceeds benefitting the 100 Club. • F  eb. 6: Western Week ArtWalk – This ArtWalk recognizes Scottsdale’s Wild West roots and its wide range of historical culture with Western-themed entertainment and more. • M  arch 5: Native Spirit ArtWalk – This ArtWalk pays homage to Native American artists, their culture and history in Scottsdale with Native American art and other authentic displays, live entertainment and traditional food. • A  pril 16: 45th Season Official Celebration — Art, Wine & Chocolate – Savor wine and chocolate pairings while enjoying live music and celebrating the longevity of the nation’s longest running ArtWalk. • J uly 9: Summer Spectacular – Guests are invited to enjoy some cool entertainment and refreshments while perusing hot art during this event. The Gold Palette ArtWalk takes place 6:30–9:30pm and presents the finest art in Old Town Scottsdale throughout 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. During the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s weekly Gold Palette ArtWalk, presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District offers free trolley rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Old Town Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound, and valet service is available. For additional information, visit www. scottsdalegalleries.com.

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This month, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will bring together more than 150 vintage curators and handmade artisans from across the country to provide over 120,000 sq. ft. of shopping enjoyment to Valley residents. With a reputation for featuring quality vendors selling unique items and inspiring design, the market continues to be a popular attraction for vintage enthusiasts across the Southwest.  “One of the things that makes our Market so special is the attention to detail that our curators and artisans have.” said Coley Arnold, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market co-founder and owner. “Each item our curators bring has a story and has character. They scour the country for the most unique vintage items, and what they bring to each Market always amazes us!” In addition to the inspiring booths full of all things “chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade,” Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will also feature live music, delicious food, drinks, photo-ops and infinite amounts of design inspiration. “There’s a lot of fun for the whole family — games, food trucks, live music, and lots of amazing treasures to be found!” said Lindsey Holt, co-founder and owner of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. “Items range from small trinkets, vases, bowls and old books to large pieces of vintage furniture and everything in between! There is truly something for everyone!” Attendees are encouraged to bring a package of disinfectant wipes, diapers/ wipes or feminine care products to the Market to donate to Maggie’s Place, an organization that provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals while welcoming them into a community filled with love and dignity. Attendees will receive $1 off admission with a donation. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will be held Sept. 13–15 at WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road, in Scottsdale. Ticket prices range from $8 to $65. For tickets and information, visit www. junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.

Network with the Scottsdale Chamber in September The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next PM Connect event Thursday, Sept. 5, 5–7pm, at Scottsdale Gun Club, 14860 North Northsight Boulevard. Its next AM Connect event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7:15–9am, at Pueblo Norte, 7090 East Mescal Street in Scottsdale. Both events are free to members and $30 for guests. In addition, the Chamber will host a Red Ribbon Networking event at ACTIVATE, 7800 East Camelback Road in Scottsdale, Thursday, Sept. 26, 5–7pm. Join the Chamber as they celebrate this Scottsdale business with a ribbon cutting and vendor showcase. For a complete listing of upcoming events, or additional information about the Chamber, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.


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Chaplain Rabbi Robert Kravitz, senior chaplain of the Scottsdale Police Department, participated in the 46th Annual Training Seminar of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) in Wichita, KS July 22–26. The conference, titled “Achieving New Heights,” brought together police chaplains from as far away as Bermuda, Kenya and Malawi and had representatives from the 50 United States, and Canada. Basic, Enrichment, Advanced and Liaison Officer training courses were offered to the 500 attendees. Among the scores of classes available were Responding to Crisis, Concerns of Police Survivors, Legal Liability and Confidentiality, Critical Incident/Peer Support, Compassion Fatigue and Moral Injury. The week’s events included ICPC’s annual memorial service, a touching tribute honoring all law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous year. Remembered as part of this somber ceremony were Trooper Tyler Edenhofer (AZ DPS), Officer Clayton Townsend (Salt River Pima Maricopa Police) and Officer Paul Rutherford (Phoenix Police). Chaplain Kravitz accepted the conference’s invitation to deliver the evening invocation for the formal banquet. ICPC is recognized as the finest international police chaplain training organization. The ICPC Annual Training Seminar for 2021 will be held in Scottsdale.

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Escape to Koi Poke for Seasonal Specials Throughout the summer, Koi Poke locations Valley-wide are offering 50 percent off all alcohol selections (including beer for as little as $2.50, and a glass of select wine for just $5) all day, every day through Sunday, Sept. 22. Koi Poke has locations in Scottsdale at DC Ranch, The Shops Gainey Village and Scottsdale Waterfront; in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood; and at The Plant in Gilbert. For additional information, visit www.koipoke.com.

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Squidsoup, the artist studio behind the popular 2017 exhibition “Ocean of Light: Submergence” at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), is returning to the city with two new installations — “Murmuration” | Renderings: Squidsoup one at SMoCA and one at the Scottsdale Waterfront for 2019 Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. “As SMoCA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we have looked back to meaningful moments in our history, and ‘Ocean of Light: Submergence,’ with its unprecedented popularity, stands out as a high point,” said Jennifer McCabe, SMoCA director and chief curator. “Long wanting a light-based installation outside the Museum, it made sense to invite Squidsoup back to mark this important anniversary.” “Murmuration,” a site-specific artwork, will use a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm. During the daytime, “Murmuration” will offer a harmonious auditory experience, but when the sun goes down, a dynamic audiovisual experience will swirl around the Museum like its namesake — a term for a flock of starlings whirling in unison through the sky. Anthony Rowe, founder of Squidsoup, said it is an honor to return to SMoCA after the welcoming reception his studio received in 2017 and because Scottsdale Arts is on the same “wavelength” as Squidsoup. Because SMoCA and Scottsdale Public Art are both branches of Scottsdale Arts, having Squidsoup return to the Museum paved the way for the studio to bring another installation, “Standing Wave,” to Canal Convergence, which is managed by Scottsdale Public Art. “Scottsdale Public Art is delighted to work with SMoCA on having Squidsoup’s art installations on display at Canal Convergence as well as at the Museum,” said Kim Curry-Evans, director of Scottsdale Public Art. “Squidsoup’s artwork is a perfect fit for Canal Convergence, which features interactive lightbased installations.” “Standing Wave” is the first artwork to be announced for Canal Convergence, a 10-day event running from Nov. 8–17. The installation will use 600 interconnected orbs of light and sound to simulate a wave over the Arizona Canal. The orbs will act in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing environments, referencing standing waveforms in canyons and canals. For information about Canal Convergence 2019, visit www.canalconvergence. com. For information about SMoCA’s current exhibitions, including “Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology,” (through Oct. 6) visit www.smoca.org.


Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11am to 8pm, Kierland POP continues at Kierland Commons with an outdoor wine tasting festival at the shopping center’s Main Street Center Plaza. Hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association, the ticketed event will feature wine tasting and sales from more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring more than 200 wines — making it the state’s largest celebration of Arizona wine. Those 21 and older can purchase wine-tasting tickets at http://bit.ly/2KMoQlx for $30 each or designated-driver tickets for $15 each. Visitors to the shopping center on Saturday can also expect to enjoy a series of fun, interactive activities, including an art walk; live, interactive music and

alley residents are invited to the annual Kierland POP festival Nov. 15–16, in Scottsdale. The two-day, outdoor festival will include a series of interactive, pop-up experiences — featuring wine from Arizona winemakers, art in unexpected places, live music and entertainment, a vintage market, a night run and more. The 2019 Kierland POP celebration begins at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the evening Friday, Nov. 15, with a ticketed event that’s open to the public. Held from 6–9pm and hosted in partnership with the Arizona Wine Growers Association, the evening begins with an “Academy

Awards” celebration of Arizona wines, recognizing winners from azcentral’s 2019 Arizona Wine Competition. Guests will have an opportunity to interact directly with the winemakers and learn firsthand about the family traditions and stories behind the wines that are poured at the event. Attendees can also expect to encounter lively art experiences; culinary samples from local chefs; and live, vibrant music and entertainment. Those 21 and older can purchase tickets at www.kierlandpop. com for $55 each. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Veterans Art Therapy Program.

arts performances; and vintage market shopping. A 5K night run benefitting local breast cancer nonprofit “Don’t Be a Chump! Check for a Lump!” will also take place in the evening. To register for the run, visit http://bit.ly/31Y2Av0. For complete information, visit www.kierlandpop.com.

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Fall 2018 North Valley Arts Academy Theatre production of Spamalot; Photo: Christi Johnstone

By Kathryn M. Miller art of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools), the North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) program is the brainchild of the district’s recently retired superintendent, Dr. James Lee. The goal was to create a program that would be a draw for students wanting to explore their love of the arts. It began with fifth through eighth grade at Desert Cove Elementary and Shea Middle School, offering dance and theater. Soon, visual arts and music technology classes were added. As the students progressed in their educational careers, the program eventually grew to include Shadow Mountain High School (SMHS). This school year, the NVAA Theatre program at SMHS will graduate its first four-year class. Under the guidance of teachers Joseph Flowers and Dr. Teresa Minarsich, the Theatre program provides students with rigorous academic classes combined with a college-intensive theater arts emphasis. Accelerated movement, voice, acting, directing and playwriting courses are offered, in addition to a technical track that includes set design and construction, costume and makeup, and lighting and sound. The programs at SMHS bring together a diverse student population with a singular goal — to create art collaboratively. And many students have found their calling and their ‘people’ within the program. “High school is a really difficult time for most young people, especially given what’s happening in the world,” says Minarsich, who has been at SMHS for four years. “I think it’s vital that every student finds a place that they belong. That could be a sports program, it could be

a club, and for a lot of kids it ends up being the arts. I think the arts give you the chance to find people who feel as passionate as you do about an art or expressing yourself in a certain way — singing, dancing, band…you have a sense of belonging and I think that’s really important.”

“…at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where you come from, it only matters that you joined our ensemble in this cast called life.” — SMHS senior Aunah Johnson One of Dr. Minarsich’s students, SMHS senior Aunah Johnson, agrees wholeheartedly. “As I have come into my senior year, I’ve realized that the thing I love most about theater is the diversity,” Aunah says. “I’ve worked with athletes, cheerleaders, scholars, emos, artists, political junkies; everyone, and they’ve all become people I love immensely because they are so vastly different but still belong to our theatrical family.” The performing arts can also help young people put a sometimes-confusing world into perspective and provide them with tools that they will carry into adulthood. “Theatre gave me, as a young high school student, a way to understand the world around me,” says Flowers, who is in his 13th year teaching at SMHS. “It provided me with viewpoints and experiences I didn’t have growing up in Glendale, Arizona. It taught me the power of collaboration and the joy and sweat that go into longterm, complex projects.”

Both teachers say that this power of collaboration brings students a deep sense of satisfaction when they successfully create something that is meaningful to them. “The performing arts are so collaborative, and the skills you learn from taking an idea that you have, then fleshing that out and creating something that you can then share with the public teaches students so much,” says Minarsich. The skills that students develop go far beyond the marketable, though, and into the deeply meaningful. Flowers says that students are hungry for an “analogue form of communication” that allows them to connect with each other and the audience, and theater can provide this artistic outlet. “There is such a disconnect with our society’s use of technology to communicate and our need as humans for face-to-face storytelling and connection. I’ve found both students and community members really respond to getting back to the basics of storytelling with heart.” Minarsich adds that the art of storytelling also helps students develop empathy — something she believes is severely lacking in the world right now. “Especially in acting,” she says, “learning how to put yourself in other people’s shoes and live their stories and understand why — their motivations for things, why people do things the way they do — and to see outside yourself.” “Theater is an art form that brings people together in places where they would otherwise tear each other apart,” agrees Aunah. “I used to believe that it would be impossible for a nerdy, religious girl like me to find a social home, especially in a highly liberal community. Yet here I am, repeatedly embraced by my fellow artists and friends for who I am because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where you come from, it only matters that you joined our ensemble in this cast called life.” | CST GET MORE: Take a deeper dive into “Fostering the Arts in Arizona” and learn more about NVAA, its students and their teachers. Visit news.CITYSunTimes.com now!

The NVAA Theatre program presents its fall musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The production includes students from all three NVAA schools and runs Nov. 7–9 at SMHS, 2902 East Shea Boulevard. To learn more about NVAA Theatre, visit www.nvaadrama. com. For additional information about PVSchools, visit www.pvschools.net.


diversity we have growing in our neighborhood gardens and backyard plots, the more resilient we’ll be as a community. These seeds are the best varieties we can find in bulk to help you start your seed saving adventure.” Featured at the Seed Up will be presentations with seed experts to spread knowledge about traditional and modern seed saving practices. Discussion topics will include how to save and store seeds, planting and starting seeds, how to properly store seeds and how to grow a garden using new seeds from the event. In addition, Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, will speak at the event Sept. 27 at 6:30pm. She will talk about the importance of local, healthy food systems and why we promote local seed saving. The Great American Seed Up takes place Sept. 27, 5–9pm, and Sept. 28, 10am–2pm, at North Phoenix Baptist Church, home of the Uptown Farmers Market, 5757 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. For details or to register, visit www.greatamericanseedup.org.

Bring Home a Furry Friend for the Holidays

The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Pet Adoption event Saturday, Dec. 14. Cats and dogs, kittens and puppies of all ages, size and character — from teeny to big, from bouncy to solemn — will be up for adoption Dec. 14 in the west parking lot at Floor & Decor, Bell Road and 59th Avenue, from 10am until 4pm. This event is sponsored by the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC), which supports animal rescue organizations throughout the Valley. Jason Bressler, founder and executive director of PMCC says, “We look forward to not only providing these animals with loving homes, but also bringing joy to families throughout the city. It is our pleasure to work with local rescue organizations to make the holidays a little brighter for our furry friends and their forever families.” Families (especially with kids), couples and singles are invited to come along and find a furry friend to adopt — or just stop by to have fun with cuddly companions, raffles, prizes and vendors at the event. Donations of pet supplies and food are welcome, and proceeds will be donated to the Phoenix Metro Chamber Foundation to be distributed to various charities, like Arf-Anage Dog Rescue, Forever Friends Humane Society and other designated charities. Helping to make this event possible are PMCC’s sponsors and vendors, including Husse AZ Pet Food Deliveries, Floor & Décor, Schuster Printing and Wolfe Creative. Vendor booths are available for a low early bird fee of $50 for PMCC members, or $75 for guests. Any nonprofit 501(c)(3) is eligible to participate free of charge but must pre-register. To become a vendor, call 480.664.0077 or email info@phoenixmetrochamber.com. For information, visit www.phoenixmetrochamber.com.

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Imagine walking into a room filled with over 100 varieties of climate appropriate  seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed Up, taking place Sept. 27–28, is all about. “The idea is to give Valley residents an opportunity to learn about seed saving and then harvest as many ounces of seed they wish to take home,” says Greg Peterson, Urban Farm founder and local seed saver. “We are partnering with the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market. The event features a seed bazaar with bulk quantities of popular vegetable seed varieties available for purchase at  bulk discounts.” Attendees are encouraged to buy and share the seeds with their neighborhood and community groups to spur local gardening and seed saving efforts. “We’re trying to get seeds in the hands of the people,” says Seed Up co-organizer Bill McDorman of Seedsave.org. “The more seed

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Shemer Hosts Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival Area residents are invited to save the date and plan to bring their furry friends to the Shemer Art Center Saturday, Oct. 5, for a fun, animal-themed arts festival perfect for the entire family. The 2019 Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival will feature 18 Arizona artists showcasing animal-themed works of art, plus neighborhood businesses and pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society. There will be paw readings, entertainment, live music and food and beverage vendors (Black Cat Coffee House and Mein Man Chinese food, plus cotton candy). The following 18 artists were selected to be featured in this year’s Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival at the Shemer Art Center: Pea “The Official Furry Friends Hug…Larry, Elsa, Argo, Jan Basil, Janet Blumenthal, Reidun & Steve The Bird” by Jules Gissler Brown, Krista Eaton, Susan Feder, Melanie Frey, Jules Gissler, Ann Marie Hoff, Dadra Hunt, Francine L. Kavanaugh, Deborah Morris, OMG PetArt, Cheri Reckers, Andrea Rogers, Sal Romano, Jared Trask and Cheryl Wasar. The 2019 Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival runs from 8am to 2pm. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family. Furry friends are free. All funds raised from this annual event support the nonprofit Shemer Art Center and its visual art classes, workshops, lectures, educations and community events. Shemer Art Center is located at 5005 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.262.4727 or visit www.shemerartcenter.org.

Navajo Code Talkers Honored on 75th Anniversary of WWII

North Valley Young Marines at Window Rock

Nine youth members of Anthem’s North Valley Young Marines traveled to Window Rock, Arizona, last month to honor and learn from the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII. YM/GySgt Zoie Alford, 17, was the escort for one of the Navajo Code Talkers — Joe Vandever Sr. There are just five remaining Navajo Code Talkers from the 420 Navajo Marines who coded messages in WWII. More than 150 youth members of the Young Marines, a national youth education and service program, from across the country traveled to Arizona for National Navajo Code Talkers Day — Wednesday, Aug. 14. Every year on August 14, the Navajo Nation celebrates this elite group of World War II veterans. These remarkable patriots served their country by transmitting top-secret messages across enemy lines using the Navajo language as code — the only code unbroken by the Japanese in World War II. To date, only five of these veterans remain. Since 2006, the Young Marines have traveled to Arizona each year to celebrate the Navajo Code Talkers and to meet the few YM/GySgt Zoie Alford, 17, of the North Valley Young Marines, escorts Navajo Code Talker, Joe remaining survivors in person. Vandever Sr., to the start of ceremony honoring The Navajo Code Talkers’ story Navajo Code Talkers in August. has been top secret for years, but the Young Marines help to keep their legacy alive. “Navajo Code Talkers Day is an event that the Young Marines and the Navajo Code Talkers look forward to every year,” said Brenda McNulty, Young Marines event coordinator. “Our partnership between the descendants of the Navajo Code Talkers and the Young Marines has strengthened year after year since 2006. It is a collaborative effort in which both parties create a successful event for everyone to enjoy.” The Young Marines participate for three days on the Navajo reservation. They escort the Navajo Code Talkers during Navajo Code Talker Day also participate in a parade, a trail run and clean up, community service at a zoo, and museum education. It is a jammed-packed three days of education and service. “Just being around these exceptional veterans make us feel as though we could take a step back in time,” said Col. William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “The Young Marines are assuring the legacy of these very special veterans. They will not be forgotten.” To learn more about the North Valley Young Marines, visit https://members. youngmarines.com/unit/northvalley/aboutus.


Tyler Hall, owner of T&A’s Mobile Welding, LLC, says that he has been serving Arizona longer than any mobile firm valley wide, period. “We weld anything and everything consisting of steel, aluminum, stainless to cast iron,” says Hall. “Commercial or residential. We bring the shop to you!” “Monsoon weather breaking gates or fencing? We repair or replace damaged hardware or entire product if needed. In most cases we can repair all your gate issues within minutes with a simple fix or weld,” says Hall. “Want floor pans welded in a hot rod, vehicle welding, or in need of patio furniture repaired? We do it all without question.” T&A’s Mobile Welding brings over 28 years of expertise, and Hall says that customers can count on a guaranteed to call back within 24 hours, in most cases a few minutes. And will also guarantee to beat or match any written quote, and they warranty their craftsmanship. For additional information, call 480.262.2120 or visit www.azwelders.com.

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Coffee + Cocktails + Entertainment = September at Provision In September, Provision Coffee Bar will host events throughout the month to keep guests entertained as they enjoy coffee, cocktails and more. • Sept. 4: Tequila Tasting with Young’s Market – Young’s Market and Provision Coffee team up to offer guests a fun tequila-centric tasting event; 7–9pm.

• S  ept. 11: Coffee Cupping – Provision’s own roaster, Johnathan Ortiz, leads this first fun exploratory and educational cupping event; 5–7pm. • S  ept. 13: Live Music – Duo Christina + Dane cover everything from Adele to Regina Spektor as well as a variety of other performers and genres; 8–11pm. • S  ept. 18: Vermouth 101 Tasting Event – Guests 21 and older can enjoy an education about this liqueur from 7–9pm, including where it gets its name, distinct tasting notes and flexible applications — while sipping tastes of vermouth. • S  ept. 25: Craft Night with Stencil Studio – Stencil Studio owner Nicole leads guests through an easy and fun two-hour DIY craft project, including tutorial and supplies; 7–9pm. • S  ept. 27: Live Music – Adam Zweiback’s Twice Baked Band gets the house rockin’ with fun cover songs that guests can’t help but dance to and sing along with; 8–11pm. Provision Coffee Bar is located at 4501 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.626.3866 or visit www.provisioncoffee.com.

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• S  ept. 7: Live Music – Pop singer-songwriter duo Caleb Wiseman and Amy Estes share their modern, introspective sounds and unique lyricism with guests; 8–11pm.

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Salty Sow Introduces New Fall Menu

This fall, Salty Sow will introduce brand new items to the menu, bringing back diner’s favorites as well as adding heartier, healthy items to the list of appetizers and entrees. The decadent new fare created by executive chef Israel Medina, will feature a new chef’s choice daily bruschetta, shrimp options as well as handmade pasta and filet.

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New menu items include: • Shrimp Ceviche served with cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and red onion • Brushetta chef’s choice served on ciabatta • Shrimp Firecracker made with a crispy spring roll wrapper and spicy red pepper jelly • Charcuterie Board served with artisanal meats, cheeses and accompaniment • Filet Salad with filet mignon, blue cheese, charred corn, cherry tomato, pepitas, crispy chile onions and chipotle ranch • Goat Cheese Ravioli served with handmade pasta stuffed with goat cheese and smoked date, beurre blanc Salty Sow is located at 4801 East Cactus Road. For information, call 602.795.9463 or visit www.saltysow.com.

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NAWBO Business Luncheon The Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will present “The Law and Your Business (Legislation and Its Effect)” at its September business luncheon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11am–1pm. NAWBO is an organization that works to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. The business meeting will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 East Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Tickets are $43 for members and $53 for guests. Reserve or get additional information online at www.nawbophx.org.

Arizona Taco Festival Presents Taco 101 In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Arizona Taco Festival, Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park is hosting a pre-launch event series for the 2019 Arizona Taco Festival (Oct. 12–13), which showcases Arizona’s top tacos at WestWorld of Scottsdale. At these 90-minute learning and tasting sessions, attendees can learn new cooking and cocktail tips as well as savor and sip the best of the best flavors during the culinary demonstrations. Coming up: • S  ept. 5: Chef Samantha Sanz of Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

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• Oct. 3: Chef Richard Hinojosa, CRUjiente Tacos Taco 101 chef demonstrations are free. No reservations required. First come, first serve. Space is limited. Both events will be held 6:30–8pm at WilliamsSonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2450 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. For additional information, visit www.aztacofestival.com.

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MTA Brings Frozen & Spelling Bee to the Stage usical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) kicks off its fall season with productions of Frozen, Jr. and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Frozen Jr. brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life. The show features all of the songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. The show brings a cast of beloved characters and is loaded with magic, adventure and plenty of humor. With a cast of performers ages 6–18, the production runs Sept. 19–22. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially madeup) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers

enter; one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box. The MTA cast, comprised of award-winners and nominees ages 17–19, presents the show Sept. 26–29. Performances take place at Musical Theatre of Anthem’s performance space, 42201 North 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem. Tickets may be purchased online at www. musicaltheatreofanthem.org/tickets. MTA is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company whose mission is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity. MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment. For additional information, call 623.336.6001.


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The inaugural Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts was held in 1974 with just 60 artists. Today, this signature event annually showcases Fountain Hills as a unique, arts-oriented community. Approximately 200,000 people attend each year, coming from across the country and around the world. The 2019 event is scheduled for Nov. 8–10. The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts features nearly 500 artisans, live music, food vendors and a beer garden. All applications go through a jurying process where only the top artists in each category are accepted. It’s the perfect place to do holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. Many of the artists at the Fountain Festival offer unique holiday-themed ornaments that have become a family tradition. Live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections and shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills. The Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts takes place Nov. 8–10, 10am–5pm, daily. For additional information, visit www.experiencefountainhills.org.

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Fountain Park Sept. 27 & 28 5-10pm ADMISSION $5

FREE for Kids under 12 and Folks Dressed in Oktoberfest Attire (Dirndl & Lederhosen)

Chamber To Host Economic Development Update Join the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce for its quarterly networking breakfast and learn more about economic development in the area. The Sept. 19 event will feature James Smith, the new economic director for the Town of Fountain Hills. Smith will present an economic development update, and attendees will have the opportunity to spend time getting to know more about one of the newest employees at town hall. The second speaker will be Dan Kovacevic from Whitestone REIT, owners of the Bashas’ Plaza. Kovacevic will discuss their approach to bringing business to Fountain Hills, retaining the existing tenants and the potential for new shops/rentals. The Chamber’s FH Connect breakfast will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:30–9am, at Eagle Mountain Golf Club. The club is located at 14915 East Eagle Mountain Parkway. Registration is required. Call 480.837.1654 to register for this event. For membership or other information about the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, visit www.fountainhillschamber.com.

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• Live Festmusik straight from Germany • German food, including Brats, Pretzels, Apple Strudel, Beer and more • Fun competitions with prizes • Entertainment area with inflatables • Vendors

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COMMUNITY VOICES RABBI ROBERT L. KRAVITZ Northeast Valley

Words Hurt and Heal

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In a commitment to elevate the financial success of women-owned businesses, the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) announced its new alliance with Cindy Gordon of Business Rescue Coaching, LLC. Founded in 1963, NPCC serves a business community that covers over 18,000 businesses, and their next target is womenowned businesses. According to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express, approximately 88 percent of the over 12.2 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generated revenue less than $100,000. With the right resources, NPCC believes it can positively impact the businesses in their market. “Over the past several years, NPCC has transformed itself into an organization that truly recognizes what members want and need from a Chamber of Commerce,” said Tom Argiro, board chairman. “We see our partnership with Cindy hitting the nail on the head and supporting women business owners.” Gordon has worked with hundreds of women business owners internationally, helping them move their business into six-figure income and beyond. Her programs focus on getting to the heart of the unique challenges that women encounter in balancing their personal and professional lives. As a Canadian CPA and certified coach, she understands the importance for women to be financially independent and has created programs that help women see there is an easier way to navigate the business world and be successful. NPCC kicked off the partnership by offering its members and non-members a 10-week virtual workshop called “Secrets of Six-Figure Women,” which commenced July 25 and offers participants the opportunity to learn a range of new tools and strategies to help them embody a six-figure mindset and capitalize on new business prospects with confidence. Learn more about this workshop by visiting https://northphoenixchamber.com/calendar.

A few years ago, I delivered a sermon expressing the need for civility, integrity and honesty in government. It seemed like a normal appeal to do right, speak appropriately and act within norms established by society. I was invited not to return to that pulpit. Ever since, I have been trying to decide whether words really do matter and whether they are more significant than actions. Children are most often cautioned about the use of ‘naughty’ verbiage. We don’t want them cursing, making nasty comments, or today — bullying online. We tell our kids what is appropriate and what is not. We set standards for our family vocabulary and offer punishment when those standards are violated. Words mean something, to me. Ethnic slurs, extraordinary hyperbole, swear words have impact. Using inappropriate language is just plain WRONG. Likewise, words of love, kindness and support can heal. The letters of the English alphabet by themselves are merely symbols for the sounds we want to connect into words. By themselves, letters are totally innocuous, without impact or meaning. Joined with other such symbols, they take on a life, a reality, a meaning — for good or for evil. When these sounds emanate from our mouths, we become responsible for their impact, or we should be held accountable for their meaning. Letters when combined with other letters yield words, and words when blended into sentences have import and impact well beyond the individual letters. Teaching children not to use ‘dirty’ words is something parents just do; it’s the proper way to educate the younger generation. When ‘dirty’ words are used by adults, kids often call us to task and rightfully so. (Even if the hammer smashing on my thumb does feel better by my offering an expletive.) So why did that group feel so challenged by my words? Why were so many offended by my use of the words “integrity, honesty and civility”? Maybe it hit home, putting them on notice that language that violates these standards is a critical error in the public forum. We’ll never know. Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. is known Valley-wide for his more than three decades of support for civil and human rights, and the positive efforts of law enforcement. He is the past-president of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, and a veteran police chaplain. Rabbi Kravitz lectures on related subjects, while working part time as Hospital Chaplaincy Coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Contact him at rrlkdd@hotmail.com.

STEPHEN COHEN, O.D. Scottsdale

Reducing the Risk of Macular Degeneration Age-related eye conditions will triple in the next 15 years. Macular degeneration alone will account for 50 percent of visual impairment and 20 percent of blindness. It is also estimated that 30 million people are developing cataracts, due to factors such as increased life expectancy, poor nutrition, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, diabetes, smoking and certain medications. Recently, “blue light” (most commonly emitted by the sun along with all other wavelengths of light, but now found in higher levels indoors due to overhead lighting, computer screens, tables and smart phones) has been labeled as a future cause of macular degeneration. However, it is now shown that taking specific supplements can reduce macular degeneration by almost 25 percent and cataracts by 15 percent.

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Save the Dates: 2019 Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

VICE MAYOR CRANE WRITES... By Vice Mayor John Crane

The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden returns to Carefree Desert Gardens Oct. 18–27. Residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to meet world-renowned carver and artist Ray Villafane and his team of professionals as they carve their whimsical characters and answer questions about how they create these masterpieces. For event details, visit www.enchantedpumpkingarden.com.

DFT kicks off fall season

he award-winning Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), which has been presenting live performances in the far North Valley since 1975, will celebrate pirates this fall with several special productions and events, beginning with Pirates of Penzance Jr., Sept. 27 – Oct. 6. The production of Pirates of Penzance Jr. is directed by Terry Temple of Temple Music, whose daughter Emily is choreographing. This is a youth production,

featuring children ages 10–18 years old, and will be presented in the Cactus Shadows Fine Art Theater. The production will include a special needs event, where the flashing lights are taken out, the volume of the music is lowered a bit, the scary parts are softened, and complete black-out between any scenes are eliminated. Anyone interested in attending the special needs performance should contact Tia Wooley, managing director, at tia@azfcf.org or 480.488.1981. DFT will also present a Tea-totaling Pirate Party hosted by the English Rose Tea Room for the final performance of the Pirates of Penzance Jr. show from 12:30–1:30pm in the Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center Lobby. Tickets (available online) for the Tea include finger sandwiches, cookies and non-caffeine tea, served by the characters from the show. The characters also will read a story, perform a couple of songs from the show, and then do photos with the children attending before the show starts at 2pm. “Our theater, as every community theater, is able to provide the programming, classes, camps and activities that we do because of the generosity of our sponsors and donors,” says Wooley. “We are grateful to our 2019–20 season sponsors, Peter and Phyllis Strupp. DFT will also hold its Masquerade Madness Fundraising Gala Oct. 27.

“We also invite the community to join us for the fun and incredible performances at our Oct. 27th Masquerade Fundraising Gala,” Wooley adds. “Wear your full masquerade attire (your Halloween costume will be fun!) and join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, games, a silent auction, dessert auction and a live auction at the Holland Community Center. Win prizes, join in on the costume contest and enjoy great food while having fun with the theater people!” Masked Madness 2019 supports Desert Foothills’ scholarships, education and productions for its season and is hosted by David Simmons of the UBU Project. The fundraiser will be held 5:30–8:30pm and tickets are available at www.dftheater.org. In addition to performance, theater education classes are offered for students after school as well as for adults. The Desert Foothills Theater offers classes on beginning acting, film making, set building, improv, playwriting, intermediate acting and advanced acting. Information on these classes is on the website, www.dftheater.org, under the education section. Cactus Shadows Fine Art Theater is located at 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For tickets and more information about upcoming events, visit www.dftheater.org or call 480.488.1981.

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We have all heard the mantra — Buy Local. But, what does that really mean to our local businesses, neighbors and you? The fact is, Buying Local not only helps our local businesses, but trickles down to neighboring businesses, local employees and Town sales tax revenues. In the summer months, our merchants and restaurants rely even more upon local patronage. As Thomas Barr, executive director of Local First Arizona, pointed out at the Carefree Business Breakfast in August, shifting spending from national chains to locally-owned businesses creates new jobs and keeps up to four times more money in our community. For every $100 spent in a local VICE MAYOR business, $45 re-circulates and stays right here in Arizona. Of the same $100 Town of Carefree spent in any national chain, only $13 remains. 480.488.3686 The economic impact of buying local is clear, but what about the intangible www.carefree.org resulting positives? The pleasure you receive when the business owner and staff welcome you in and know who you are, and you know them! The comfort of the local coffee shop serving up “the usual.” The warm greeting you receive when local merchants recognize you at the neighborhood Bashas’ (“Your Arizona Hometown Grocer”) or at Karsten’s Ace Hardware or as you walk through the Carefree Desert Gardens. A sense of community is created, and a mutual reliance is realized to the benefit of all. By altering buying habits and sharing this message with neighbors, the impact of Buying Local will benefit us all. Keep it Carefree!

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Nathan Breese Receives Spirit of Caring Award Nathan Breese of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Cave Creek/Carefree area recently received the firm's exclusive Spirit of Caring Award designed to recognize those financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Nathan is a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve. He has demonstrated unyielding dedication to giving back to his clients, community, other financial advisors, branch teams and their regional network. Nathan said he is honored to receive the award. "Edward Jones is a partnership. That structure is not just financial, it's a philosophy," Nathan said. "We work together, help each other and all share in the rewards of working with long-term individual investors. That brings out the best in everyone." Nathan was one of only 280 of the firm's more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Nathan Breese and Branch Office Administrator Becki Benhart can be reached at 480-595-2041. You may also visit Nathan's website at www.edwardjones.com/ Nathan-Breese. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit our website at edwardjones.com and recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

The Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) kicks off its 2019–20 seminar series in October. The seminars are presented the first Monday of each month, 6:30pm, at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. The 2019 seminars cover a wide range of topics: • O  ct. 7: A Touch of the Desert – Presented by the Desert Awareness Committee Education team, the seminar explores the plants, animals, soils, archaeological ruins and more from the area desert. Spend 90 minutes touching, feeling and understanding these unique aspects of the desert. • N  ov. 4: What’s Bugging You? – Dr. Rick Cochran, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, will help attendees learn about desert arthropods and how they fit into the desert ecosystem. Dr. Cochran has been studying and collecting insects most of his life. He is a master steward with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and a team leader for the Citizen Scientist programs. He shares his passion and knowledge about what arthropods do in the desert and how they benefit us. • D  ec. 2: Raptors in Your Backyard – Most residents seen the hawks circling overhead and heard the owls hooting in the evening and early morning, but they may not grasp the true superpowers they exhibit. Not only will attendees get to see these birds up-close, but they will become more aware of the struggles that raptors face and how they can help. The program will be presented by Wild at Heart, a raptor conservation organization located in Cave Creek that rescues, rehabilitates and releases wild raptors. Registration for the seminar series is not necessary. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each seminar. Call the FCF office at 480.488.1090 for more information or visit www.azfcf.org/about-desert-awareness.

Asian Brush Painting: Gnarly Pine Instructor Martha Klare

Martha Klare is back at the Holland Center, and is ready to teach us more about traditional Asian Brush Painting! Her subject this month is often used in traditional Asian art: the Gnarly Pine. Come join us and study the ancient, meditative, yet spontaneous art form.

Thursday, September 26 9am–1pm at Holland Community Center (Next to the YMCA) 34250 N 60th St., Bldg B • Scottsdale, AZ 85266 Register at: 480-488-1090 | www.AZFCF.org

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Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks volunteer drivers to conduct food pick-ups at local stores (Fry’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and others). Many food bank volunteers vacation in the summer, which creates a critical need for back-up drivers. Volunteers must be able to drive a van and be able to lift at least 40 pounds. This commitment is for approximately two hours per day, one to two days per week between the hours of 7–10am with an alternate shift on Monday and Wednesday at 11am. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located in Cave Creek where all deliveries take place. For more information or if interested in volunteering as a driver, contact Tom Kilwein at 480.747.7250. Learn more about Foothills Food Bank & Resource center at www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

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Mix & Mingle with the Chamber

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold its next mixer event Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30–7pm. This month’s event is hosted by Desert Foothills Plumbing, which is located at 38238 North Basin Road in Cave Creek. Learn more about the host business at www.desertfoothillsplumbing.com or by calling 480.488.2825. Always the second Wednesday of each month, the mixer event offers the opportunity to join Chamber members to network, socialize and win prizes. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $15 for non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining). To learn more about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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L Skincare: Where ‘Glowing Skin is Always In’

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With cost-effective packages and thrifty monthly specials, L Skincare takes pride in being not only a place to fulfill all of its client’s beauty needs, but to make every experience a pleasurable and personalized one as well. The salon and spa offers a wide selection of services provided by an experienced and professional staff of aestheticians, nail technicians and hairdressers. L Skincare hosts a variety of specialized treatments including facials, cosmetic injectables, laser hair removal, waxing, eyelash extensions, nails and massages. Parallel to these beautifying treatments come the hairdressers and stylists ready to pamper client’s hair needs, whether it be a blow dry, haircut, hair color or a brand-new style. “Our goal is to provide an above and beyond experience for our clients,” says Lindsay Pennino, founder. “A place where beauty, comfort, wellness and personalized attention combing to create a memorable and rejuvenating experience. Our goal entails creating an enduring and rewarding relationships with our clients and community through amazing deals, exceptional treatments and superior service. Call L Skincare today to take advantage of our amazing specials.” For details or appointments, call 480.488.1441 or visit www.l-skincare.com.

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School is back in session, but the learning never ends at the Desert Foothills Library. A variety of programs are available for young people — from 10 months to teens — at the library each month. Here are just a few of the events taking place in September.

Sept. 16: Art Party — Planes, Trains and Automobiles – 10–11am Fuel creativity at this transportation-related art party for kids up to age 8. This fun program will let kids explore vehicles with art activities they can take home with them. Snacks provided. Call to register or drop in.

Tuesdays: Family Storytime – 10–10:30am Children 2–6 and families are encouraged to attend this 30-minute storytime featuring music, movement, craft and stories. Siblings are welcome. No registration necessary. Thursdays: Baby & Toddler Storytime – 10–10:25am Geared to children 10 months to 3 years, enjoy a fun 25-minute romp with music, books, rhymes, fingerplays and bubbles. No registration necessary, siblings welcome.

Sept. 19: Art on a Loom — Weaving for Kids – 4:30–5:30pm Join Librarian Caitlin for a beginner’s lesson on loom weaving. Use yarn to weave an artistic creation that can be taken home to display. Materials provided. Suggested ages: 8 and up.

Connect with Community Resources: Healthy Aging Expo Area residents are invited to save the date and discover how to be their best at any age with a vibrant healthy life at the Healthy Aging Expo Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9am to noon, hosted at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek. The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Attendees can connect with health and wellness experts in the areas of nutrition, education, exercise, medical, lifestyle, financial services and other topics of interest. Guests can speak one-on-one with representatives from a variety of organizations, get their questions answered and find out about available resources and services in the community. “This event is for all ages and provides a fun, one-stop opportunity to get to know the valuable resources that serve our community, said Foothills Caring Corps Executive Director, Debbra Determan. The expo-style event is a collaboration with numerous nonprofit and business organizations serving adults in the far North Valley. For more information, or to become an exhibitor, volunteer or sponsor, call 480.488.1105 or visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com.

Sept. 27: Up All Night: Pajama Party with the Phoenix Zoo – 4:30–5:30pm Don PJs for a Pajama Party with the Phoenix Zoo. This educational and interactive experience is fun for the whole family. A whole world of animals comes alive when people go to sleep. Discover how animals use their senses to navigate in the dark and learn why these animals are active at night. This program offered by Phoenix Zoo staff will include an up-close experience with live animals. Call to register or sign up online. Sept. 30: Block Party — Build With Legos – 4–5pm This program for school age children and their siblings is an hour of Lego building and free play. No registration necessary. All library events listed are free and take place at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. To register or for details, call 480.488.2286 or visit www. desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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Sept. 4: Discovery Playdate — Preschool Playtime – 11am–noon Discovery playdate is unstructured playtime for children up to age 6 at Desert Foothills Library. This constructive free play is a great time to socialize with other children. Activities will rotate and include sensory activities, water table, building toys and manipulatives, board books, art activities and games. No registration necessary.

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has embraced the beauty of Arizona’s rugged landscape to sculpt desert dwelling perfection. Questioning “Must we destroy in order to build?” Jones challenged traditional site-leveling construction. He established Maricopa County’s Hillside Ordinance, preserving its unique terrain and wild denizens. Blending structure with setting, his building plans incorporate boulders, rock faces and natural features, enabling people to live symbiotically

with the environment. Jones literally put Carefree on the map — as its master builder, he set the town center’s streets and venues, radiating out into stunning Desert Foothills neighborhoods. Gerry Jones’ exhibits and related events will be hosted by the Cave Creek Museum throughout this next season. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. For additional information, call 480.488.2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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n 2020, Cave Creek Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary and there will be a season-long celebration of architectural designer and builder Gerry Jones, whose career spans over 65 years in the Valley. October 2019 through May 2020, Cave Creek Museum will feature an exhibition

of Jones’ work, and there will be a Gerry Jones Lecture in the new Carefree Council Chambers on Easy Street, soirées throughout the season, plus a day-long Gerry Jones Home Tour March 8, 2020.  Throughout seven decades of siting, designing, building and teaching, Jones


Cactus Shadows Cheer was busy over the summer with more than just training. The Falcons spent every week at the UMOM New Day Center. Each week the Falcons were involved in reading nights, feeding shelters and closet donations. In addition to their weekly service, the Falcons donated and created WELLcome Bags that included bathing necessities, pajamas, notebooks and

students were challenged to accumulate 15 hours in one school year. The students receive a certificate of completion at their award ceremonies at the end of the year. Superintendent Burdick said, “I am

extremely proud of the young women on CSHS Cheer as they give back to the community in such a supportive and caring way.” For details, visit www.ccusd93.org or call the district office at 480.575.2000.

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coloring pencils. These bags were sent to Africa and will be given to children in need. The Falcons also included handwritten letters and photos to make a personal connection with the children. Cactus Shadows Athletic Director Tandehl Collentine said, “I am very proud of the Cactus Shadows Cheer team and all of the time they spent over the summer volunteering to help those in need. I look forward to all of our athletic programs following in these footsteps and reaching out to the community to offer their support.” Back in July of 2012, Superintendent Debbi Burdick instituted the Superintendent’s Challenge to Cactus Shadows High School students. The students were challenged to earn 50 hours or more of community service per year. Students who meet the challenge of 200 hours by their senior year receive an honor cord to wear at graduation. In July 2013, the Superintendent’s Challenge was opened up to students at Sonoran Trails Middle School. Seventh- and eighth-grade students were challenged to earn 25 hours of community service per year. Seventh graders receive a pin at their award ceremony and eighth graders receive a medallion at their promotion. In July 2014, the Superintendent’s Challenge was opened up to elementary students in grades five and six. These

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‘Arts at the Rocks’ to Kick Off Second Season Last season, the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC) “Arts at the Rocks” Concert Series presented six major events ranging from classical choral groups, a gospel family, a horn orchestra and a trombone studio, all free to the public. The upcoming 2019–20 season promises to continue these quality events, as well as enhancing the season by the addition of master classes by the artists, to benefit students and the community alike. The first event will be held Sept. 15 at 2pm, presenting an Organ Dedication Concert featuring Dan Miller, an internationally renowned organist,

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to show off the new, state-of-the-art, Rodgers Infinity 361 digital and pipe combination organ. Miller has spent the last 20 years at Rodgers Instruments as their Artist and Tonal Professional. He has a Master of Music degree with a concentration in Organ Performance. In addition to the concert, Miller will hold a workshop Sept. 14 from 10am to noon for those who would like to experience his expertise and directly interact with him about his technical virtuosity, career and accomplishments. The October event presents a Juilliard graduate Master of Music, world renowned, concert pianist, Sam

Rotman, who will thrill the audience with an all-Beethoven concert commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, which occurs in 2020. Rotman has devoted a specific area of his musical life to the study and performance of the works of Beethoven, performing over 3,000 concerts in the United States and 60 other countries. Experience the thrill of watching a world-class artist perform Oct. 13 at 4pm, followed by cookies and coffee. Rotman’s session, “Meet the Artist — Advice and Encouragement for Young Musicians from a Juilliard Graduate” will be held 2:30–3:30pm. The class will focus on the importance of musical study, the way to prepare for a career in music, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask Rotman questions directly. Following the first two events, residents can look forward to: Mark Cordes, a Valley resident and nationally touring comedian; Valley Chamber Chorale with lessons in carols; Grammy

Award winning gospel quartet, The Blackwood Brothers; and the winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Jasper String Quartet; as well as a possible handbell event. Darla Gilchrist, elder of Music and Arts, and her committee planning these events, says, “We invite you to join us as a volunteer and participate in the selection to add to the variety of our events. Please consider being an active volunteer or an usher, greeter or helper at one of our events. We would love to have you. Our new brochure will be available shortly, so email me for a digital copy at darlagil@sbcglobal. net All events are free and everyone is welcome. Come and enjoy the beauty of music and arts and please bring a friend or a neighbor. There’s room for everyone.” Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 34605 North Tom Darlington Road in North Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.488.3384 or visit www.deserthills.org.


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Cave Creek & Chamber Celebrate Infinite Finds The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was joined by Cave Creek’s Mayor Ernie Bunch Thursday, Aug. 1, at a ribbon cutting ceremony for Infinite Finds. Infinite Finds is a thrift boutique offering home furnishings and accessories. Proceeds from purchases provide a Community Healing Arts & Activity Center, as well as a women’s wellness and thrift boutique. Infinite Finds, a 501(c)(3) organization, is located at 6032 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.221.3464 or visit www.infinite-finds.org.

Get Ready for the 2019–20 Cave Creek Special Events Issue! s the Town of Cave Creek gears up for its season of events around town, CITYSunTimes, in conjunction with the Town, is hard at work on October’s 2019 Cave Creek Special Events Issue. This annual issue includes a calendar of events for the upcoming season, a special advertiser’s section and a preview of some of the biggest events heading to town for the season. “Cave Creek is preparing for yet another busy special event season,” says Town of Cave Creek’s Marshal Adam Stein. “Each year we are seeing more and more visitors coming to our great events in Cave Creek. Residents and visitors alike are realizing that Cave Creek is the place to be and the place everyone wants to visit. The town has welcomed more and more special events in town and driving through our town during the ‘busy’ season will clearly show you that Cave Creek is a happening place. From mountain bike events to Cave Creek Bike Week to the Taste of Cave Creek and Hidden in the Hills. “People who want to have fun…come to Cave Creek. Welcome back to our friends and visitors, and if you have never come to Cave Creek…what are you waiting for? All your friends are visiting us, see what you are missing.” |CST

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Do the mornings feel any cooler yet? It’s September, right? After an absolutely dismal monsoon there is always hope for this month! In my 40 plus years in Arizona, I’ve seen dying Pacific hurricane moisture get pulled into our state and catch us up MAYOR in a hurry. Fingers crossed for Town of Cave Creek this year! 480.488.1400 Businesses in town still in www.cavecreek.org the off-season doldrums so it’s a good idea to continue purchasing local. It helps them and it helps our town. If you’re a gardener, now is time to get those fall vegetables in the ground. Need information on what to plant? Just search “Maricopa County Planting Guide” and find out what magic can happen here for your table with the onset of cooler weather. And as it cools, please heed the warnings about Globe chamomile. Clear that dead stuff and prepare for the next battle with it come spring. If you’ve got Saguaro cacti, remember that they need defensible space as much as your house does! Until next month, be safe!

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Desert Foothills Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit member supported library, has a new addition in the works that is expected to be complete Aug. 30. This new space will include a demonstration kitchen to offer more diverse programming and practical space in an expansion and progress of the Library’s investment in the culture and community of the Desert Foothills community. Desert Foothills Library will be the first library in Maricopa County with a demonstration kitchen available for programming, room rentals and special events. Library visitors will be able to attend programs for life skills, socialization, education and more in a warm and welcoming kitchen. The Library says it looks forward to hosting an array of chefs, nutritionists and many other innovative and unique presenters for all ages of library patrons to enrich the community. David Court, Desert Foothills Library executive director said, “I am grateful for the community’s ongoing financial support allowing us to continue expanding and adding more educational and cultural programs and special events.” This latest project is made possible by donating members of the library along with donations of supplies, equipment and labor from the companies doing the remodel. The lead contractor, Jen the Builder, has brought in a team that includes Exquisite Stone, Jason the Plumber, EZLN Electric, Envision Cabinetry and Central Arizona Supply, along with donations from Lowe’s Home Improvement. “We are grateful for the support of everyone included in this project,” says Court. The Desert Foothills Library is open seven days a week and serves the entire Desert Foothills community with culturally elevating programs, educational events and quality services, together with a passport office and Chapter2 bookstore. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.dfla.org or call 480.488.2286.

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Save the Date! Celebrate Oct. 16–17 with music, drinks, food & fun are also looking forward to over 21 breweries participating.” The Taste of Cave Creek 501(c)(3) this year will be the Desert Foothills Sheriff’s Posse, a law enforcement support charity that has given many hours of service to the community. This year’s event brings a new partner, Frankly Organic Vodka, a local vodka company offering five flavors of organic vodka. Frankly Organic Vodka will host a vodka challenge where participating bars and restaurants choose one of the five vodka flavors to mix their favorite cocktails. There will also be wine and beer tastings, as well as bourbon and tequila tastings. Also new this year, the Town is changing its parking plan. Shuttles will transport patrons from throughout the town core to the event. There will be no onsite event parking. There will be a limited number of on-site handicapped parking spaces for those with placards. Look for the mobile billboard advertising available parking spaces in specific businesses throughout town. The Town says that it is confident that this new parking plan will benefit patrons as well as businesses alike. They will once again have multiple shuttle busses moving people from available parking spaces to the event and recommend using LYFT and Uber to arrive and depart from the event. “You can come out, have fun, enjoy the food, and just relax,” says Marshal Stein. “Everyone’s a neighbor a Cave Creek, there are no strangers here.” Taste of Cave Creek runs Oct. 16–17, 5–9pm each night, at Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road. Tickets are $10 for entry (free for children 12 and under); food and drink tickets, $3–$5. For additional information, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

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The annual celebration of all things Cave Creek and delicious is just around the corner. Save the dates of Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, Oct. 17, when Cave Creek offers its signature Taste of Cave Creek event. For 27 years, the Town has offered this event as a chance for residents to mingle with neighbors, and for those from other parts of the Valley to sample the amazing fare offered from the local restaurants and bars. In fact, the Town of Cave Creek says that the event has become so well-known and popular that this year’s attendance is expected to reach 6,000 over the two days. Held at Stagecoach Village, guests can stroll through the outdoor setting as the sounds of the Crown Kings, Fosterson and Lindsey Vogt fill the air, all while sampling cuisine from more than 30 Cave Creek-area restaurants. “It’s a perfect way to experiment with all of these restaurants in the area and find your next favorite restaurant in town,” says Town of Cave Creek’s Marshal Adam Stein, event chair. It promises to be a night like no other and the Town’s largest Taste of Cave Creek event ever. More than 30 restaurants will descend upon Stagecoach Village for a two-day taste fest, including Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, Indigo Crow, El Encanto, Harold’s Corral, Grilled Addiction, It’s a Divine Bakery, Le Sans Souci, The City Creamery, The Horny Toad and Wandering Donkey, to name a few. “Every year we look forward to this great event,” says Marshal Stein. “Honestly, I think my favorite part is seeing all our friends and neighbors coming out and enjoying our awesome local restaurants. We

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New Smoke Shop Opens in Cave Creek The Carefree Smoke and Vape Shop is now open at 4815 East Carefree Highway, Suite 130, at the Fry’s shopping center in Cave Creek. The shop carries cigars, vape juice and gear, hookahs, CBD, tobacco and cigarettes, gifts and more. For more information, call 480.590.4648.

Oktoberfest PTO Charity Event at Harold’s Corral Oct. 5

Parents, teachers and supporters of eight area schools are invited to the Oktoberfest PTO Charity Event at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral Sat., Oct. 5. Sponsored by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln, the traditional Oktoberfest celebration features an authentic German buffet, a Bavarian beer garden and wine tastings and plenty of fun from 6pm to 11pm. Live music will feature the band Die Echten Waldbuam, on tour from Germany. Net proceeds will benefit local Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs).

“Come enjoy delicious German fare and sample 20 wines and 40 beer craft and imported beers,” said Danny Piacquadio, owner of Harold’s. “Thanks to the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree, we’re also planning a German costume contest, a stein holding competition and many other traditional games and activities.” Tickets for adults 21 and over cost $25 per person. Each ticket includes the German buffet and four tickets for wine and beer samples. Advance tickets are available at Harold’s Corral, online at www.haroldscorral. com and through each of the PTOs. Tickets also will be available at the door. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. For more information, call 480.488.1906 or visit www.haroldscorral.com. To learn more about each PTO and each school’s needs, visit www.ccusd93.org.


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The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, based in Cave Creek, kicks off its lecture season this month as Aaron Wright, PhD, presents “A Renewed Study of a Patayan Walk-In Well on the Ranegras Plain in Far-Western Arizona” Sept. 11. The Patayan cultural tradition is one of the least understood archaeological constructs in the Greater Southwest. While recognized nearly 90 years ago as a distinct assemblage of material culture traits centered on the lower Colorado River, research has always been hampered by poor chronological control. Few Patayan archaeological sites have been excavated, and of those even fewer have yielded contexts amenable to absolute dating (i.e., radiocarbon or archaeomagnetic). A dearth of stratified contexts compounds the problem. Archaeologists have long heralded a site near Bouse, Arizona, as a possible panacea for this “Patayan problem.” First described by the Gila Pueblo Foundation in 1928 as the westernmost Hohokam site because of a conspicuous “hollow mound” (i.e., a ballcourt), a test excavation in 1952 by Michael and June Harner exposed this feature as an eight-meter deep walk-in well containing a variety of artifacts, namely thousands of sherds of Lower Colorado Buffware. Based on intrusive Hohokam ceramics, Michael Harner reported the well as infilled with stratified deposits. Unfortunately, an excavation report was never prepared, and the collections have consequently been “orphaned.” Moreover, the actual location of this site was lost to the archaeological community. Wright is an author and preservation archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest, where he leads the organization’s research and conservation efforts along the lower Gila River. The public may attend an Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter meeting at no charge, except for the holiday party in December. The AAS-DFC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. Refreshments are available at 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30pm, usually ending prior to 9pm. The meetings are held in the Community Room at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. For details, visit www.azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills.

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Join the Chamber for Breakfast Join members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. This month’s breakfast event will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30–9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. To contact Harold’s call 480.488.1906 or visit www. haroldscorral.com. The cost to attend is $8 for members and $15 for non-members. To learn more about the Chamber or find other events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefree cavecreek.org.

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Did you know there is a Papa Murphy’s pizza right behind Fry’s at Tatum and Cave Creek Road? That is the question that owners Michael and Shannon Zornado  are asking area residents. “For those who do not know us or our location, we are under new management and working crazy hard to please Cave Creek dwellers with fresh never frozen pizza,” says Michael Zornado. “Why not stop by, take a night off from cooking, and create a party atmosphere! Why not give us your suggestions on how we can maximize our service to you? In return, how about one free extra topping, just tell them Shannon sent you!” Papa Murphy’s Cave Creek is located at 29455 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 142. For more information, call 480.502.4433 or visit https://order.papamurphys.com/ menu/papa-murphys-cave-creek-road.

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Fantasticós Celebrates Mexican Independence Day Cave Creek’s newest Mexican restaurant, Fantasticós Mexican Food, is planning an all-day Mexican Independence Day celebration set for Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6am to midnight. According to owner Noe Rodriguez, the fun will begin at 6am and feature Mexican food specials, music and characters clad in Mexican Independence Day attire. “That day, we will debut the one and only Independence Day Burrito, a mouth-watering combination of Fantasticós homemade green or red pork chile in a tortilla (fried or unfried), special spices, then smothered in jalapeño cream sauce and red and green enchilada sauces (Mexico’s colors) for only $5.99 with a complimentary medium drink in honor of Independence Day. In addition, Rodriguez says the restaurant will offer chicken or beef street tacos for only $.99 each. Guests can choose from Alpastor (marinated pork) or pollo asado (marinated chicken) with onions and cilantro all day long. And, while the atmosphere will be filled with Mexican music and decorations, the business also will offer a Mexican dessert favorite, churros and ice cream, for just $1.99. The Rodriguez family, owners of Fantasticós, has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, owning and managing restaurants in California, Idaho, Utah and Arizona; the business also owns a Fantasticós Mexican Food in Sun Lakes. Fantasticós Mexican Food is located at 6554 East Cave Creek Road. Its hours of operation are Monday–Thursday and Sunday from 6am to 11pm. Fridays and Saturdays, it is open 6am–midnight. For additional information, call 480.488.2055 or visit www.fantasticosmexicanfood.com.

Nearly a quarter of Arizona’s children live in poverty. Ten children per every 1,000 live in foster care. Twenty percent of Arizona’s kids don’t graduate from high school. Every one of those statistics exceeds the national average. Cave Creek area residents are invited to join a community discussion, Strong Families — Thriving Children, to examine challenges faced by children and families and develop a roadmap to help them build resilience and thrive. This gathering is part of Arizona Town Hall’s statewide Community Town Halls designed specifically for an up-close, local look and solution-based conversation. The issues to be discussed include child well-being; adverse childhood experiences; family support; child abuse and neglect; family violence; substance abuse; children with disabilities and the unique challenges they face. A comprehensive background research report shared with all participants includes the history of each issue and realities Arizona faces today allowing each participant to come ready to engage in the conversations and consensus dialogue. The Community Town Hall is set for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Desert Foothills Library, located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road. Registration opens from 12:30pm to 1pm, and the program will run 1–4:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. Input from this program will be developed into a consensus report and be incorporated into the statewide Arizona Town Hall discussion set for Nov. 14–16 in Phoenix. Community members from all walks of life are encouraged to attend to help shape a broad and diverse consensus document that will include specific action items that can be embraced within organizations, businesses and government entities both locally and statewide. The event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carefree and Desert Foothills Library is providing the meeting space. Registration is free and required due to limited seating. Visit http://aztownhall.org/ event-3464243.


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Save the date of Friday, Oct. 18, for the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day. The event will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, from 11am to 1pm. Sonoran Arts League of Cave Creek sponsors the event, which benefits Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, an online auction will be on the food bank’s website, www.foothillsfoodbank. com, giving residents the opportunity to bid on 100 fine art and craft items donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League. “We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,” says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout. The online art auction [begins] Sept. 3, and the artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1pm.” At the Oct. 18 event, lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. The Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life sponsor the Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2019. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items. For details about the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com. Learn more about the Sonoran Arts League at www.sonoranartsleague.org.

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alley chef and restauranteur Aaron Chamberlin is back in the kitchen at Phoenix Public Market Café with the vision of bringing the popular Downtown Phoenix restaurant back to its roots with a brand-new food and cocktail menu, plus upcoming events. Longtime fans of the restaurant and newcomers alike can expect to see a variety of new health-focused dishes and cocktails, including a few signatures from Chamberlin’s St. Francis heyday, along with a new lineup of community nights and collaborative dining events. “With Downtown Phoenix becoming such a hotbed for hip, new restaurants and cocktail bars, I feel like now is the time to get back into the thick of it and use the Café as a creative culinary outlet to express my passion for food,” said Chamberlin. “When we first opened in 2012, I was fueled by the farmers market being steps from my kitchen, a perk few restaurants in the country can claim. I have the opportunity to draw inspiration from the Valley’s top purveyors who are supplying the freshest and highest-quality ingredients for my menus, and it’s something I want to get back to. I’m looking forward to spending more time in the kitchen and showing people what’s new at the Café.” The first order of business for Chamberlin was introducing nine new menu items, many of which are plant-based or vegetarian, including The Mezzie ($12) with hummus, pickled cauliflower, quinoa, tabbouleh and Noble toast; Roasted Vegetable Bowl ($10.50) with mushrooms, charred broccoli, caramelized onions, sweet potato, tri-colored quinoa and tahini dressing; Two Wash Ranch Half Rotisserie Chicken ($18) with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; Rotisserie New York Strip ($18) with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables with chimayo chili sauce; and Quinoa Cereal ($9) with quinoa, coconut milk, berries and crunchy granola. Chamberlin has also carried over three staples from his celebrated St. Francis menu including the Roasted Salmon Superfood ($19) with quinoa salad, radish, spinach, avocado and sweet n’ spicy vinaigrette; Forbidden Rice Bowl ($14) with black jasmine rice, seasonal vegetables, sweet n’ spicy vinaigrette, radish and sprouts; and Chopped Romaine Salad ($18) with bacon, corn, green beans, buttermilk cheddar dressing and apple cider vinaigrette. In addition to the food, the Café has recently released a brand-new cocktail menu making fresh pressed juice cocktails like the Beetle Juice ($10) with bourbon, pressed beet juice, lemon juice, agave syrup and angostura bitters and the Green Jardin ($10) with gin, fresh pressed carrot juice, orange juice, lime juice and orange liqueur, the stars. There’s also an expanded selection of beers highlighting seasonal and rotating taps from local favorites like Four Peaks Brewing Co. and Dragoon Brewery and a variety of brunch cocktails available for $5 before 10am on the weekends. Focused on building the community through food, the Café’s Community Night programming has also been revamped to feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $15, available on Sunday and Monday nights from 5pm to close. Chamberlin is also working on a lineup of events and collaboration dinners with others chefs, restauranteurs and purveyors. Over the past year, Chamberlin has expanded the Café’s in-house, wholesale bakery division, which now services 21 independent coffee shops and cafes across the Valley with daily pastry deliveries including Original Chop Shop, Maverick Coffee, Blue House Coffee, Press Coffee Roasters and Royal Coffee Bar. The café also offers drop-and-go catering featuring quick, healthy and locally-sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner for Valley-wide businesses and events. Phoenix Public Market Café is located at 14 East Pierce Street in Phoenix. For additional information, visit https://cafe.phxpublicmarket.com or call 602.253.2700. Forbidden Rice Bowl

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YOUTH & EDUCATION

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The Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) is excited to welcome in a new school year. Our students and staff have started the 2019–20 school year with anticipation and enthusiasm as we all embody our CCUSD Mission — Inspire Excellence. As the DR. DEBBI BURDICK proud superintendent of Superintendent our unique district, I often Cave Creek Unified School District share that CCUSD gives you a private school education for a public school cost. If you are looking for distinctive schools with abundant offerings, check out our amazing schools: Black Mountain Elementary School emphasizes Performing Arts: Music, Dance and Drama, along with visual arts and physical education instruction. Black Mountain uses an individualized learning model with students and teaches Spanish Pre-K through sixth grades. To contact Principal Owsley for a tour, call 480.575.2100. Desert Sun Academy houses the district’s French Immersion Program beginning in preschool. They are a STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) school using Personalized Learning. All students Pre-K through sixth grades also learn Spanish. Contact Principal Bagwell at 480.575.2900. Desert Willow Elementary School boasts the first Spanish Immersion program in the state of Arizona, beginning in preschool. This is an International School supported by the Spanish Embassy and uses instructional technology to enhance learning. Call Principal Wiese to learn more at 480.575.2800. Horseshoe Trails Elementary School has an on-site Horsemanship and Equestrian Program, teaches Chinese Pre-K through sixth grades, as well as Chinese Immersion beginning in preschool. Contact Principal Pettinato at 480.272.8500 to visit this beautiful campus. Lone Mountain Elementary School is our STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) school with a partnership with the AZ Science Center, a personalized learning model and Chinese taught to all grade levels, including preschool. Connect with Principal Jensen at 480.272.8500 to schedule a visit. Sonoran Trails Middle School is a World Language School of Excellence. Every student has either Spanish, Chinese or French scheduled as a core class and a Teaming Model ensures our middle schoolers stay connected and cared for. The school has an advanced sci-tech lab on campus and instructional technology keeps students engaged. Contact Principal Dolezal to learn more at 480.575.2400. Cactus Shadows High School is a World Class high school for the 21st Century with programs for every learner. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate® programs are in place, as well as an Early College Program with Paradise Valley Community College. They offer Career and Technical Education courses, including a partnership with the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). You can reach Principal Swetter at 480.575.2400. Check out CCUSD at www.ccusd93.org!

Five Things She Can Do as a Girl Scout (That You Probably Didn’t Know)

By Alexandra Anton, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council – www.girlscoutsaz.org

Kayak in one of Arizona’s lakes Kayaking is cool and all, but has she ever gone on a three-day backpacking trip with her BFFs and gone kayaking through the canyon slots of Lake Powell at the same time? The Peaks and Paddles summer camp session at Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s Shadow Rim Ranch offers exactly that! Head up to camp located in Payson and spend the first couple days preparing for this incredible backpacking trip. Then take a trip to explore one of many lakes in Payson with Girl Scout sisters and set out for adventure on a three-day trip full of hiking, climbing, and kayaking!

Aviation program Has she ever thought of flying a plane? Only when she becomes a pilot, right? Nope! At Girl Scouts, girls can take to the skies at our Discover Aviation summer camp session at Camp Willow Springs in Prescott. Let the Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots take her through the steps of airplane maintenance, systems, and aerodynamics then fly through the skies with a pilot and one of her best friends! At Girl Scouts, all her wildest dreams are possible — even flying! GET MORE: Learn more about biking and travel opportunities, as well as the Girl Scouts’ Aspire Academy. Visit www.news.CITYSunTimes now for the rest of “Five Things She Can Do as a Girl Scout.”

Foothills Academy’s New K–8 — Inside and Out Foothills Academy says that it made changes over the summer in organizational structure and campus upgrades. The school is focusing solidly on a new K-8 model at the Ashler Hills campus. Foothills Academy is investing substantially both in physical upgrades and educational tools. Outward signs are visible from the parking lot. Additions include new security fencing, lots of paint, and lockers are provided for all students – even kindergarten students are enjoying those. Activities are planned for fun and interesting ways to use the green field and the multi-use sport court. Soon to follow will be a state-of-the-art entrance system. Over fall break a new playground structure will enhance the beautiful, award-winning campus. The tools of the school’s reinvented education for K-8 include large group/small group scheduling for middle school, a 1:1 Chromebook to student ratio with security safeguards installed, a digital citizenship program and a new before-and-after school program. World languages are offered for

grades three through eight. The K-6 Masterpiece Art program will be expanded to include grades seven and eight. After-school clubs will be offered every day by September. All students have PE, Art and Performing Arts during school days, and the successful extra-curricular Sports Program will continue. The STEAM lab is outfitted with robotics and 3D printers. And the traditional science lab is extremely well-equipped for a K-8 school. For eighth grade, there are also National Junior Honor Society and Student Council for Leadership. Student cell phone use on campus is not allowed. “All this adds up to a strong K-8 program,” says the school administration. “Foothills Academy has built a safe and enriched academic environment, a haven that supports children’s emotional and social growth. Enrollment is expected to increase dramatically through the fall, and plans are in place to accommodate more students.” For additional information, call 480.488.5583 or visit www.foothillsacademy.com.


HEALTH & WELLNESS Phoenix-Based ONE13 Unveils New CBD Formula

Monthly Memory Café Presented by JFCS

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NE13, a locally owned purveyor of an organic CBD topical of the same name, has announced an expansion to its products with ONE13 Pro. This is the second product ONE13 has released within a year. The new formula contains a combination of menthol, arnica and boswellia. ONE13 says that the product helps “relieve aches, pains, cramping and bruising in muscles and joints that comes from frequent physical activity,” and that it absorbs quickly into the skin, but also soothes and cools muscles and joints while protecting the skin of the affected area. “With the success of ONE13 Everyday, we’ve M Ryan Kaler, PT, CSCS listened to consumers and want to bring extra relief to a core audience — athletes and on-the-go adults,” said ONE13 brand ambassador Patricia Lucy. Personalized Treatments Made from 100 percent organic hemp oil with Cannabidiol (CBD), ONE13 Pro has been Wellness Programs • Pain Reduction specially formulated to provide long-lasting relief and Rehabilitation assist in recovery. The company says that its product We accept liens and insurance lineup is different from many other CBD treatments, (including medicare). containing a pure varietal of the cannabinoid without a psychotropic impact. 34597 N 60th Street, N The company has plans to expand their product Suite 100 E. CAREFREE HWY line to other types of CBD products, outside of just Scottsdale, 85266 topicals, in the near future. ONE13 Relief is located at 2202 West Lone Cactus Drive, Suite 14, in North Phoenix. For information, www.keyptaz.com call 888.566.3778 or visit www.one13relief.com.

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) presents its monthly Memory Café Thursday, Sept. 5, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 West Glendale Avenue in Phoenix, 10–11:30am. September’s special guest artist is keyboardist, vocalist Hal Martin. Well-known throughout the Valley, Martin provides a wonderfully entertaining and interactive show. He’ll delight guests with a wide variety of music, ranging from Big Band to Broadway to 50s-60s Rock & Roll. And the audience is always encouraged to sing along. “We’ve been pleased to offer our Memory Café on a monthly basis in Phoenix since fall of 2017,” states JFCS manager of Jewish Social Services, Kathy Rood. “We find the musical programs really speak to our participants. It’s wonderful to see all those smiling faces and hear everyone singing along to tunes from their younger years.” The Memory Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners. It is a place to socialize, relax, meet others and have fun through an arts activity. Coffee and refreshments are provided. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. The Café is open to individuals of all backgrounds. To register or for further information, e-mail kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org or call Rood at 602.452.4627. Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to strengthening the community through quality behavioral health, social services and primary medical care to children, families and adults. JFCS has served the greater Phoenix community for over 80 years. For additional information, visit www.jfcsaz.org.

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AROUND TOWN

Ottmar Liebert

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000 Sept. 4-15

Black Theatre Troupe at Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129

Rapunzel

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Great Arizona Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

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Eric Clapton

The Three Little Pigs

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Lúnasa

Kinky Boots

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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Musical Instrument Museum

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Kansas: Point of Know Return Mesa Arts Center

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Sept. 3

Jaleo: CubaCaribe

The National

www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

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

Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

Sept. 19

Los Angeles Azules Comerica Theatre

Sept. 15

Sept. 7

Kawehi

Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 7

Distant Worlds: The Music of Final Fantasy

ASU Music Theatre and Opera New Work Reading: Well Behaved Women with Carmel Dean

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ASU Kerr Cultural Center www.asukerr.com; 480.596.2660 Sept. 16

Mumford & Sons

Phoenix Symphony Hall https://phoenix.ticketforce.com

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Aaron Neville Duo

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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Lenny Kravitz

Comerica Theatre

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Lucibela

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Desert Dance Theatre presents Arizona Dance Festival 2019 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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Chance The Rapper Gila River Arena chanceraps.com/tour

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Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller Musical Instrument Museum

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Guitars-4-Vets

New Power Generation

ASU Kerr Cultural Center

Chandler Center for the Arts Sept. 27–29

Shining Brow

Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600

Arizona Opera www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

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Stephen Kellogg and Will Hoge

Sept. 30

Miss Saigon

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434

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Paula Cole: The Revolution Tour

Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 26

Pokey LaFarge

Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 26–29

Director’s Choice

Ballet Arizona http://balletaz.org; 602.381.1096

Oct. 3–12

A Vampire Tale

Scorpius Dance Theatre www.scorpiusdance.com; 602.254.2151 Oct. 3–20

The Royale

Arizona Theatre Company www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

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Another spectacular season of dance, music and live theater is just around the corner! Performers from around the state and all over the world will populate our world-class venues, offering extraordinary entertainment to audiences young and old…and everyone in between. Here is a just a sampling of the outstanding events coming to a stage near you this season. | CST Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400 Oct. 11 – Nov. 19: Sweeney Todd Nov. 22 – Dec. 29: Elf the Musical Jan. 24 – Feb. 28: La Cage aux Folles March 13 – April 19: Chicago May 1–24: Bonnie & Clyde June 5 – July 3: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 24 – Aug. 22: Flashdance the Musical Sept. 11 – Oct. 4: Happy Days

ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434 Sept. 24–29: Miss Saigon Oct. 29 – Nov. 3: Anastasia Nov. 15–17: Blue Man Group Jan. 7–12: Summer Jan. 28 – Feb. 2: Fiddler on the Roof Feb. 21–23: Beautiful March 3–8: Once on This Island April 21–26: Mean Girls May 26–31: Come From Away June 17 – July 12: The Lion King A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Arizona Musicfest Festival

2019-20 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON PREVIEW Black Theatre Troupe www.blacktheatretroupe.org; 602.258.8129 Sept. 13–29: Blues in the Night Oct. 25 – Nov. 10: Breakfast with Mugabe Dec. 6–22: Black Nativity Feb. 7–23: Trouble in Mind March 27 – April 12: Sistas — The Musical

Center Dance Ensemble www.centerdance.com; 602.252.8497 Oct. 17–20: A Haunting We Will Go: A Tribute to Frances Smith Cohen Dec. 7–22: Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen

The Hot Sardines

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Arizona Musicfest’s 2019–20 Festival season includes 27 performances from Nov. 8 through March 13. Festival highlights include Grammy award winner Michael Bolton; multi-talented entertainer Vanessa Williams; country star Sara Evans; TV, stage and screen celebrity Tony Danza; Musicfest favorites Chris Botti and Michael Feinstein; plus, holiday concerts featuring The 5 Browns and New York Voices. Ensembles coming to the Musicfest stage include the legendary John Pizzarelli Trio, The Hot Sardines, Back to Bacharach, as well as Under the Streetlamp.

Ella Enchanted: The Musical; Photo: Tim Trumble

Childsplay www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700 Sept. 8 – Oct. 13: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Nov. 2–24: Chato’s Kitchen Dec. 7–29: Ella Enchanted: The Musical Jan. 26 – March 8: Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” April 18 – May 17: Suzette Who Set to Sea

Arizona Opera

Desert Foothills Theater

www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

www.dftheater.org; 480.488.1981

Sept. 27–29: Shining Brow Nov. 8–10: Fellow Travelers Jan. 24–26: La Bohème Feb. 28 – Mar. 1: Riders of the Purple Sage April 3–5: Ariadne auf Naxos, comedy becomes divine

Sept. 27 – Oct. 6: Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Nov. 8–24: Annie Get Your Gun Jan. 17–26: And Then There Were None Feb. 14–23: Honk Jr. March 27 – April 5: Steel Magnolias April 17–19: Fair Game May 8–17: Godspell

Arizona Theatre Company

Fountain Hills Theater — Mainstage

A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Photo: Tim Fuller

www.arizonatheatre.org; 602.256.6995

Ballet Arizona

Oct. 3–20: The Royale Nov. 14 – Dec. 1: Silent Sky Jan. 4–26: Cabaret Feb. 13 – March 1: “Master Harold”… and the Boys April 2–19: The Legend of Georgia McBride May 14–31: Women in Jeopardy

http://balletaz.org; 602.381.1096 Sept. 26–29: Director’s Choice Oct. 24–27: Napoli Dec. 13–24: The Nutcracker Feb. 13–16: A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 7–10: All Balanchine May 19 – June 6: An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden

www.fhtaz.org; 480.837.9661 Sept 6–22: Mamma Mia Oct. 18 – Nov. 3: Agnes of God Dec. 6–22: A Christmas Carol — The Musical Jan. 24 – Feb. 9: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder March 6–22: Footlight Frenzy April 17 – May 3: The Million Dollar Quartet

Herberger Theater Center www.herbergertheater.org; 602.252.8497 In addition to being home to six resident companies (Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Opera, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Dance Ensemble, Childsplay Theatre, and iTheatre Collaborative), the Center hosts many other local and touring companies, arts education and outreach programs and its Art Gallery. Don’t miss the 10th annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 26. The free event celebrates the arts in the community with performances by more than 25 arts organizations featuring dance, live music, children’s activities, aerial performances, pet adoptions, food, craft beer and wine tasting and more. Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater’s Youth Outreach Programs.

Southern Avenue; Photo: David McClister

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000 The MIM Music Theater’s fall concert series includes more than 50 concerts from September through December, spanning multiple musical genres from across the globe, some performing at MIM for the first time. Artists kicking off the season this month include Kawehi, Greg Laswell, Lúnasa, Southern Avenue, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Lucibela, Paula Cole and Pokey LaFarge.


www.musicaltheatreofanthem. org; 623.336.6001 Sept. 19–22: Frozen Jr. Sept. 26–29: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Dec. 5–15: Little Mermaid Jr. Feb. 20 – March 8: The Wizard of Oz April 30 – May 3: Children of Eden May 7-9: Cinderella Kids June 8–20: Annie Jr.

Phoenix Symphony www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999 Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz kicks off the 2019–20 season Sept. 20–22 with a celebration of the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven in honor of his 250th birthday with one of the most famous opening phrases in all of music, the fateful Fifth Symphony.

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra www.pmaz.org; 623.326.5172 Nov. 2–3: Celebrate America Dec. 14–15: Joy to All the World April 4–5: Latin Spice May 16–17: Baroque to Bluegrass

Rising Youth Theatre www.risingyouththeatre.org

North Valley Symphony Orchestra

March 2020: Light Rail Plays June 2020: Face to Face

Oct. 19: A Scandinavian Tour December (TBA): Christmas Pops March (TBA): Women in Music May (TBA): Across America

www.phoenixchorale.org; 602.253.2224 Oct. 18–20: Lux Aeterna Dec. 13–17: A Chorale Christmas Feb. 28 – March 1: Cosmos April 24–26: Birth & Rebirth

Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts www.scottsdalecc.edu/ calendars; 480.423.6000 The Scottsdale Community College Musical Theater season includes First Date, Nov. 8–16, and Once Upon a Mattress, April 2–11. In addition, SCC Theatre will present its fall production Oct. 18–26. And don’t miss this season’s performances by Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, Concert Band, Choir, the SCC Orchestra and more.

www.swshakespeare.org; 480.435.6868

www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa; 602.787.7738

Phoenix Chorale

The 2019–20 season is jam-packed with legends of world music, acclaimed dance companies, renowned classical musicians, returning favorites and more. A few noteworthy performances are Rufus Wainwright’s Oh Solo Wainwright performance, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, DIAVOLO, Jane Lynch and Karen Flannery, internationally known violinist AnneSophie Mutter, West Coast dance sensation Jacob Jonas the Company, Broadway veteran Patti LuPone and the Villalobos Brothers with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles.

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts

This fully professional theater and multi-use facility houses student productions, touring acts and educational programs — from film festivals and student directed one-act plays to concert series, chamber ensembles and faculty jazz concerts. Visit the website for a complete list of upcoming events.

www.scottsdaleperformingarts. org; 480.499.8587

Scorpius Dance Theatre www.scorpiusdance.com; 602.254.2151 Oct. 3–12: A Vampire Tale Feb. 7–8: Animal April 23–25: 20 Year Anniversary Showcase Kalli Sparish & Haydehn Tuipulotu, the 2019 Vampire Queen and King; Photo: Angel Castro

Sept. 20–29: Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII Oct. 25 – Nov. 9: Macbeth Oct. 25 – Nov. 9: The Mystery of Irma Vep Dec. 20–22: The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) Jan. 24 – Feb. 2: Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, & Louisa Feb. 21 – March 7: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Feb. 21 – March 7: Richard the Second April 9–25: Hudson: A Historical Musical

The Phoenix Theatre Company www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151 Arizona’s first and oldest arts institution is celebrating 100 years with a full slate of shows that have significance to The Phoenix Theatre Company’s past, present and future. Loaded with blockbusters, crowd favorites and a new world premiere musical, the 100th season reflects The Phoenix Theatre Company’s commitment to Broadway-caliber entertainment, inspiring hope and understanding through the arts, and promoting new voices in theatre. Thru Oct. 13: Kinky Boots Oct. 9 – Nov. 10: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Nov. 13 – Dec. 29: The Sound of Music Dec. 18 – Feb. 16: Million Dollar Quartet Jan. 29 – Feb. 23: Americano! Feb. 26 – April 12: Sondheim on Sondheim Feb. 28 – March 15: Festival of New American Theatre March 18 – April 19: Something Rotten! April 15 – June 7: The Rocky Horror Show May 20 – June 28: Hair

Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120 Sept. 27 – Oct. 20: Rathmines Road Nov. 22 – Dec. 15: The Trip to Bountiful Jan. 17 – Feb. 9: The Christians Mar. 13 – Apr. 5: Pound May 1–24: By the Water June 11–21: New Summer Shorts

Serving the Community Since 2002

www.northvalleysymphony.org; 623.980.4628

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Valley Youth Theatre www.vyt.com; 602.253.8188 Oct. 11–27: They Chose Me Dec. 6–23: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Feb. 7–23: The Princess and the Pea April 3–19: Dear Edwina June 12–28: Peter Pan

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ravelers from around the world will have a new reason to visit the soaring, majestic red rocks of Sedona, when Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel opens in late 2020 as the first of its kind in North America. Developed, owned and managed by Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona family-owned and -operated company, Ambiente is uniquely designed to blend in with the surrounding geological wonderland and gives guests the opportunity to experience and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds them. Ambiente is comprised of 40 cubed-shaped guest Atriums that are elevated above the ground by steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling, bronzetinted glass and matte-charcoal and rusted metal. At dusk, the tinted glass reflects the nature around it creating stunning, mirrored silhouettes. Similar to the handful of landscape hotels that exist around the world, Ambiente is being built with a deep respect for the environment with a focus on sustainable methods and organic, modern architecture that complements the surrounding topography and minimizes the impact on the land. “It has been our longtime dream to create a truly exciting and unique experience that is in harmony with the rare beauty of Sedona, our hometown where our family has done business for close to 35 years,” said Jennifer May, co-founder of Two Sister Bosses, which

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she operates with her sister Colleen Tebrake. “Along with the direction and help of our father, Mike Stevenson who developed the property for Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, we have meticulously designed every element of the hotel with the sophisticated traveler in mind, while also remaining determined to set a benchmark for sustainable tourism. We look forward to sharing more details very soon.” Designed by award-winning, Scottsdale-based ASUL Architects, Ambiente will be constructed around the natural vegetation and topography, requiring less cut and fill, which better meets today’s expectations

of being responsible land stewards. The pier-method to building Ambiente’s Atriums basically eliminates the need to grade the land. During construction, this pier technique allows each Atrium to be rotated and individually handplaced at very specific angles to fit, as best as possible, within the existing trees and flora, thereby maximizing the views. Krizan Associates Inc. has been retained to manage the landscape architecture. Ambiente received the City of Sedona’s approval to build in July and site work is slated to begin. For information, visit www.ambientesedona.com.


Enjoy ‘Strings at the Movies’ and More in Camp Verde The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation’s 2019–20 concert schedule kicked off with its annual Labor Day Jazz Festival Aug. 30 and continues this month with “Strings at the Movies.” Presented by the Sweetwater Strings ensemble, “Strings at the Movies” is a classical pop concert that will be held Sept. 22. The concert will feature some of the most loved and unique movie themes. The Camp Verde Blues Project follows on Oct. 5 with Innocent Joe Kopicki and the Silent Witnesses. The holiday season offers two concerts. On Dec. 5, the Sahnas Brothers blend the sounds of their Greek culture, the Desert Southwest and the warm inviting romance of the Spanish guitar, and 2019 will come to a close with the “Almost New Years’ Eve” concert Dec. 28, featuring the Uptown Big Band with vocalist and dancers presenting the sounds of the Big Band era. The Center for the Performing Arts is located at 210 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde, one mile south of the Cliff Castle Hotel and Casino. For additional information, call 928.593.0364 or visit www.pecpaf.com. Sweetwater Strings

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Sedona’s Full Moon Lantern Festival is an opportunity for visitors to relax and rejuvenate under the radiant energy of the full moon and express gratitude through the wish lantern floating ceremony. The festival will be held Sept. 14 at Sedona Mago Retreat Center. As guests participate in floating their lantern, they may attach intentions of prayer, abundance, love or simply enjoy the beautiful procession of lanterns under the full moon. Guests can also share the fun of this event with loved ones through the variety of activities. The free public portion of the festival (Sept. 14, 2–9pm) includes live music and cultural dance performances, Taiko drumming and Mago Vortex tour. Dinner, personal lantern and wellness classes are available for a small fee. Lantern floating starts at 7pm. RSVP is requested. A two-day/one-night (Sept. 14–15) retreat package includes the public portion plus a personal Wish Lantern, all meals, overnight accommodation and wellness classes (Qigong, sound healing, calligraphy art, acupressure, etc.) and morning sunrise meditation. Rooms are offered at $279/shared or $339/private. Reservations are required. For details and reservations, visit www.sedonamagoretreat.org/lantern-festival.

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Quiet and charming, Woodfield offers several turn-key Park Model cabins with wrap-around covered porches and even a shed for less than $100,000. The professional team at Woodfield also offers the option to order a new park model cabin. Hudson will walk buyers through the many choices of flooring, cabinets, counter tops, backsplash options and more. Woodfield’s park models are

As residents stroll the streets, there is a sense of community with just a touch of summer camp for grownup’s whimsy. Woodfield’s spacious RV lots with all the benefits of modern infrastructure (underground city utilities, paved streets with improved curbs and high-speed Wi-Fi) became so popular that many RV guests have opted to make Woodfield their permanent summer home. “Our philosophy is summer homes made simple. One simple annual fee conveniently includes your utility costs of water, sewer, trash service and Wi-Fi internet and eliminates the need to have to pay real estate taxes. So, our residents get the benefits of community management and maintenance without paying an extra HOA fee,” notes Hudson.

the ultimate affordable and simple summer vacation home. For those who already own an RV, Woodfield also offers RV sites to spend a few months or the entire summer season. Whether purchasing a park model or staying in one’s own RV, living at Woodfield allows the freedom of returning each summer to spend time with summer friends and enjoy the beautiful mountain weather. Hudson says that those who are ready to escape the summer heat and bask in the cool mountain air, may visit www. woodfieldrv.com for more information and to view a video tour. Call Hudson at 928.242.9326 and let his team “turn the summer vacation you’ve been looking for into a lifestyle we believe you will love.”


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Experience a special program by members of the Navajo and Yavapai Nations Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3–5pm. Laura Tohe, an award-winning poet and the Navajo Nation Poet Laureate for 2015-2019 is Dine’ and Sleepy Rock clan born for the Bitter Water Clan. She will be joined by her son, Dez Tillman, a musician and composer with a passion for creating art that enriches the soul, who is Sleepy Rock clan and born for the White People Clan. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will share their historical connections to the landscape surrounding Black Canyon City, as well as the importance of water through stories. This free, two-hour program will be held at the Pioneer Masonic Lodge #82, 19055 East K-Mine Road, Black Canyon City. The September “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” event is the sixth of eight presentations in the year-long local activities that complements the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, “AZ Water/Ways,” hosted by the Black Canyon Heritage Park, Dec. 14, 2019 through Jan. 26, 2020 at the Cañon Elementary School in Black Canyon City. The “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” program is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities. For additional information about the upcoming “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” 2019 year’s program, visit the Black Canyon Heritage Park Facebook page, email waterways blackcanyonheritagepark.org or call Lani Lott, event coordinator, 602.738.8381.

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