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In an Already-Exciting Industry, Science is Opening Up Exciting New Possibilities

In any industry, technical obstacles are bound to pop up, making it harder to get the greatest possible use out of the technology in question. What’s great about working in an innovative industry like solar energy is that, whenever we find ourselves confronted with such an obstacle, science is often there to shine light on the likely path around it.

One such obstacle concerns energy storage for rooftop solar power, a potentially useful technology that is, unfortunately, financially impractical for most homes. In theory, given the unreliability of the prices that utilities offer for surplus power, a battery could ensure a household derives the greatest possible benefit from its solar system. In practice, the cost of a battery tends to overshadow its benefits.

A major reason for this is the limited supply of the crucial substance needed for making batteries: lithium. Battery manufacturers simply don’t have enough of the metal to match the country’s ambitious renewable-energy goals, and as a result it’s hard to make and sell batteries at a price that would make it cost-effective for homeowners.

Science could hold the key to unlocking a reliable new supply of lithium, fundamentally shifting the economics of renewable energy in favor of home battery storage. Later this year, the Department of Energy will award grants to companies to develop new methods of extracting lithium from the briny waters of natural hot springs. Current methods are inefficient and expensive, making it economically unfeasible to extract lithium even from places with an abundant concentration of lithium, most notably California’s Salton Sea.

If a grant recipient can find a more efficient process for converting dissolved salts into battery-ready minerals, the resulting increase in battery supply could make energy storage feasible for the average family. If a household can simply store its own

surplus energy for use later, it could derive the greatest possible degree of financial and practical benefit from its solar system without relying on the utility to pay a good price for the excess power. A battery could be connected to an existing solar system or bundled with a new one, making a good deal even better.

Science can sometimes enable progress in problem areas one might assume to be mainly economic rather than scientific. Such is the case with financing for home solar systems, which, like financing for homes and cars, relies on a traditional credit score to determine creditworthiness. This metric is important for ensuring the stability of the renewable-energy industry, but it leaves some people unable to participate in the solar revolution.

A research paper by scientists at MIT and Stanford shows how computer science can more reliably predict a borrower’s ability to repay and, hence, potentially enable companies like SUNSOLAR to install more solar panels in lower-income neighborhoods. Using machine-learning software and data from a credit-reporting agency, the researchers found they could predict whether people pay their utility bills (a good proxy measure for solar-loan repayment) more accurately than with just a FICO score.

This study raises the possibility that we could, using cutting-edge computer science, expand financial access and thereby enable more people to join the solar revolution. With machine-learning programs like ChatGPT and AlphaZero regularly making spectacular achievements, who knows what we could do as computer technology evolves?

No one knows what the future will bring, and for the time being these possibilities are still tentative. But whether these ideas pan out or not, you can dramatically increase your family’s financial and energy security by equipping your home with a solar-energy system. So call SUNSOLAR Solutions today at 623-562-9009 to have a design prepared for your home free of charge.

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Man of the World Award; and the driving school Track Rekord will receive the Childhelp Nellie Jackson Award.

For more information about the event and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Katrina DeBaker at kdebaker@Childhelp.org or call 480-922-8212.

STALLION STAMPEDE COMMUNITY ART PROJECT UNVEILED

A five day Western-style tailgate party is taking place along Main Street between Scottsdale Road and Brown Avenue in Old Town adjacent to Scottsdale Civic Center from Wed., Feb. 8, through Sun. Feb. 12. In conjunction with ESPN, the event will serve as the backdrop for much of the network’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LVII.

The event will be going on daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. – noon, with multiple ESPN productions each day. Throughout the event, guests can enjoy games and live performances from local favorites including The Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague and his trusty steed Dusty. Attendees will also have multiple photo opportunities (including ESPN talent spotting!) — and the chance to make a cameo on live TV.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION NONPROFIT SADDLES UP FOR 19TH ANNUAL CHILDHELP DRIVE THE DREAM GALA

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to eliminating child abuse, hosts its 19th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala on Feb. 18 at The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale.

The organization’s signature fundraising event draws celebrities, dignitaries, and donors from across America to support Childhelp’s lifesaving programs, which have served more than 12 million children through 63 years.

Among those honored at the gala will be ‘the Queen of Country’ Reba McEntire, who will receive the Childhelp Woman of the World Award; Dream City Church Pastor Tommy Barnett, who will receive the Childhelp

A collection of eight artistically designed fiberglass stallions are on display at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The life-size stallions at Fashion Square are part of a larger installation encompassing multiple locations across Scottsdale. Each horse depicts the work of talented artists in the community and will be on display through March, then the herd will be auctioned one by one at the Stallion Stampede Gala on April 15. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Scottsdale’s scholarship fund, as well as charities selected by each stallion’s sponsor. To find the stallions, visit stallionstampede. com.

FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION

The 186th birthday of Scottsdale’s founder Winfield Scott will be celebrated at noon, Fri., Feb. 24, in front of

the newly re-opened Little Red Schoolhouse, 7333 E. Scottsdale Mall.

Join the Scottsdale Historical Society, the city of Scottsdale, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Winfield Scott Chapter as they mark this event in the history of our community. For more information, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/events.

HOW TO RIDE A BIKE CLASSES FOR KIDS

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike?

Scottsdale Parks & Recreation has partnered with REI to bring back their popular Ride a Bike for Kids classes, where kid-friendly instructors guide your child (ages 5 to 11) through their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they’ll need). REI’s fun and unique instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. The fee for residents is $102 and $153 for nonresidents. Visit recreation.scottsdaleaz.gov for available class dates and to register.

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Headlining Artists Set for Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee brings free concert to locals and visitors.

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THE ARIZONA SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED TWO MUSICAL ACTS HEADLINING THE VERIZON STAGE AT THE FREE SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY LOWE’S AT HANCE PARK, 67 W. CULVER ST., PHOENIX. ARIZONAGROWN ROCK BAND JIMMY EAT WORLD AND AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST LEE BRICE WILL PERFORM THE EVENINGS OF FEB. 9 AND 10.

“We are thrilled to bring free concerts featuring world-class talent to locals and visitors at the opening of Super Bowl festivities,” says Jay Parry, president & chief executive officer of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “Jimmy Eat World and Lee Brice bring showstopping performances and will create the ultimate party atmosphere in the heart of downtown Phoenix.”

Alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World enters 2023 celebrating three decades of success. The born and raised Arizonans shot to fame with their iconic/anthemic single “The Middle” and continue to be pioneers of the genre with

recent releases “Something Loud,” and “Place Your Debts.”

Lee Brice is an American country music artist. Brice attended Clemson University on a football scholarship, and after an arm injury, he focused on his country music career. He has taken nine radio singles to number one on the Billboard country charts, including “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” a duet with Carly Pearce that won Single of the Year at the American Country Music Awards in 2021.

The Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park is a free outdoor festival for all ages open day to night. Viewing space for the concerts is based on availability on a first come, first served basis. Along with live entertainment and games, fans can enjoy local cuisine catering to every palette and local and domestic beer from Hensley Beverage Company.

The first-ever official Super Bowl Watch Party takes place Sunday at Hance Park. The game, broadcast on FOX, will be shown on the largest LED screens in Arizona. Gates open at 11 a.m. for the ultimate tailgate experience before the free watch party. A full list of Super Bowl events is available at azsuperbowl.com.

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The 27th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival Returns to Theaters & Online

AFTER TWO YEARS OF BEING HELD ENTIRELY ONLINE, THE GREATER PHOENIX JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (GPJFF) ANNOUNCED A LIMITED RETURN TO IN-THEATER FILM SCREENINGS WITH ITS UPCOMING 27TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE FEB. 19 THROUGH MARCH 5. The 2023 festival will feature both in-person and virtual screening components, each celebrating Jewish culture with an exciting lineup of films showcasing Jewish life, traditions, history, and heritage.

The longest-running film festival in the Valley, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival enters its 27th year by presenting 24 feature-length Jewish films hailing from over a dozen different countries! Viewers will have the opportunity to travel from the beaches of South Florida to the ateliers of Paris; from a high rise in Tel Aviv to the rolling hills and lush acres of Monticello; from the backrooms and boardrooms of Germany to multiple villages and towns of wartime Europe.

Three carefully selected films will screen in-person at Harkins Theater locations in Scottsdale and Tempe from Sun., Feb. 19 through Mon., Feb. 20. Virtual screenings will begin Thurs., Feb. 23 and continue through Sun., March 5. All virtual showings will be available throughout the entire virtual festival timespan and

will no longer be limited to a 72-hour screening window.

The return to limited in-theater screenings takes into consideration the desires of many festival attendees, says Tricia Beran, GPJFF co-executive director. “While many of our festival goers have made it clear they love the flexibility and ease of watching our festival films from home, we know that the in-person socializing and in-theater event energy are a key aspect of the festival.”

Over the last quarter of a century, the popularity of the film festival has grown alongside the Valley’s population. “The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival has earned its place as a top cultural event for Jews and non-Jewish residents because our team of committed screening volunteers from across the greater Phoenix area spend hundreds of hours previewing films to find the most entertaining and eye-opening new films that delight and teach us about Jewish experiences,” says Sue Addato, GPJFF’s co-executive director.

Short films and bonus post-film content with filmmakers and experts on film subjects will accompany some screenings.

For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, go to gpjff.org.

2023 Worldwide Women’s Film Festival Showcases Films in Scottsdale

THE FIFTH ANNUAL 2023 WORLDWIDE WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (WWFF)

WILL BE HELD FEB. 17 TO 19 AT THE HARKINS SHEA 14 THEATRES, 7354 E. SHEA BLVD. Out of 132 films submitted, the festival will showcase 45 films.

All WWFF films feature a woman in at least one key creative role of writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and composer, and include features shorts, documentaries, sci-fi, and web series.

WWFF strives for inclusiveness and diversity and balance of gender, race, film positions, and more. The WWFF supports women in film by educating,

supporting, and empowering women in the collaborative endeavor of filmmaking while shinning a light on women’s stories and other diverse experiences across all genders.

There will be an opening night party at Il Capo Pizzeria, 7366 E. Shea Blvd from 9:30 p.m. to close on Feb. 17, followed by a Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony the following evening from 9:30 p.m. to close.

For more information, along with details about the free workshops being offered, visit wwfilmfestival.org or email worldwidewomensfilmfestival@gmail. com.

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City News Design for Dogs Event to Benefit Homeless Animals

Arizona Animal Welfare League partners with Facings of America for doghouse design contest.

LOCAL ARCHITECTS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS, AND HOME BUILDERS ARE IMAGINING WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN THE DOGHOUSE AS THEY CREATE UNIQUE SHELTERS FOR PUPS TO AUCTION DURING THE DESIGN FOR DOGS EVENT BENEFITTING THE ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE (AAWL) ON FEB. 24.

Sixteen professional design and build teams have been commissioned to design, build, and donate a swanky pet palace to the Design for Dogs event, where the homes will be auctioned off and compete for “Best in Show.” The money raised at this event helps the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) put a roof over more than 4,000 homeless pets’ heads every year, and will fund life-saving programs, including lowvaccine clinics, rural rescue efforts, and a community vet clinic. AAWL is the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter.

In addition to walking the Facings of America showroom filled with dog houses, ticket holders receive a ticket redeemable for two drinks provided by local vendors. The night will also include music, adoptable dogs looking for some ear scratches, raffle prizes, and plenty of puppy kisses. The custom doghouses will be judged by a panel of notable names in the Valley including Feras Irikat, the director of design and marketing guru for Lunada Bay Tile.

Held at the Facings of America Showroom, 16421 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, the cost for general admission is $55 or $100 for two. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/design-for-dogs-2023tickets-438753231727.

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City News Spring Jazz Performances Coming to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS HAS ALREADY WELCOMED SOME JAZZ GREATS TO ITS STAGE THIS SEASON, AND THERE’S STILL MORE TO COME THIS SPRING, INCLUDING A CELEBRATION OF PRESERVATION HALL’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY ON TUES, MARCH 7.

“We are elated to present a wide range of jazz this spring, in hopes that folks will find something they know and love but are also persuaded to explore something fresh and new,” says Abbey Messmer, programming director for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. “Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Glenn Miller Orchestra are legacy groups grounding the series while multitalented innovator Christian McBride and his New Jawn band experiment with a cordless concept.”

Starting off the spring jazz performances, Christian McBride’s New Jawn invites audiences on Fri., Feb. 3, to enjoy a show full of jazz, R&B, pop-rock, hip-hop, neosoul, and classical. McBride is an eight-time Grammywinning bassist, composer, and bandleader, as well as educator and advocate as the artistic director of Jazz House KiDS and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Sessions.

On Fri., March 3, Grammy-nominated artists Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodriguez will take listeners on a unique and exciting journey through a variety of moods and influences.

“Two of Cuba’s most exciting artists, classical piano prodigy Alfredo Rodriquez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez, return to Scottsdale for a third time since performing La Gran Fiesta in 2016, then Discover Cuba Series in 2018,” Messmer says. “In 2023, they’ll bring Cuban classics and original compositions to our stage.”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes a stop in Scottsdale on Tues., March 7, during its nationwide tour to celebrate the band’s 60th anniversary. Preservation Hall is a humble, much-loved room dedicated to keeping the past and future of jazz alive, giving audiences the ineffable experience of channeling their ancestors through the music and culture they’ve inherited from them.

“Touring is a part of our ritual,” says Ben Jaffe, creative director of Preservation Hall. “It’s our tradition. People come to Preservation Hall and have transformative experiences, and that’s part of our mission: to go out in the world and make that experience available to people.”

The Glenn Miller Orchestra — one of the most soughtafter big bands in the world — presents seven decades

of hits in its signature sound on Sun., March 12. Founded by the legendary Glenn Miller, the group has toured around the world, had several NBC sustaining broadcasts and is featured in the feature film “The Glenn Miller Story.”

The 2022–23 season ends with Joshua Redman 3×3 on Thurs., May 4. Joshua Redman is a Grammy-nominated American jazz saxophonist and composer, who has performed alongside musical icons such as The Dave Matthews Band, Yo Ma, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and Quincey Jones. His latest project is a celebration of the power of three — the music of three iconic jazz composers interpreted in the classic trio format of saxophone, bass, and drums.

“Later this spring, we come back to iconic jazz with Joshua Redman’s 3x3 program, featuring Ellington, Monk, and Shorter,” Messmer says. “It’s a nice arc of options, and our theater is a great room to hear music, so we look forward to celebrating the many forms of jazz with all the music lovers out there.”

All concerts take place in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. Ticket prices vary by show. Visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events or call Scottsdale Arts Guest Services at 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

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Joshua Redman Pedrito & Alfredo Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Famed Guitarist Esteban to Perform at the MIM

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HIT THE RIGHT NOTES WITH YOUR SWEETIE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY AT AN INTIMATE CONCERT BY LEGENDARY GUITARIST ESTEBAN. ESTEBAN WILL PERFORM TWICE AT 6:30 AND 9 P.M. ON FEB. 15 AT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM), LOCATED AT 4725 E. MAYO BLVD., PHOENIX. Tickets are $46.50 to $56.50 and are available at mim.org/events.

At each show, guests will experience classical Spanish fusion with a contemporary rock influence as Esteban plays with renowned violinist and daughter Teresa Joy. Join Esteban and Teresa Joy as they breathe loving melodies and beats into beautiful Spanish classical music and newly composed songs fused with many old favorites.

“I invite you to join us for an up-close concert experience for like no other where you’ll feel every note and strum of my guitar,” says Esteban. “It’s a one-of-a-kind

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Renowned for his emotive performances and exemplary classical and flamenco guitar, the critically acclaimed Esteban has toured the country and topped Billboard charts with numerous albums, videos, and DVDs. Launching his career in Arizona, Esteban and Teresa Joy played at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, where they won “Best of Phoenix” for eight years.

In addition to his Phoenix concert, on Feb. 14, he is also performing in Sedona. The limited-seat Valentine’s Day Dinner Concert takes place at 7 p.m. (with doors opening at 5:15 p.m.) on Tues., Feb. 14 at Sound Bites Grill, located at 101 N. State Route 89A, F29, Sedona. Tickets for the Sedona concert range from $59 to $179 depending on the package and are available at soundbitesgrill.com or by calling Sound Bites at 928-282-2713. For more information on Esteban, his music and show schedule, follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/rockonesteban.

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February Happenings at Scottsdale Quarter

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FEBRUARY IS A TIME FOR FUN, FRIENDS, FASHION, AND FARE AT SCOTTSDALE QUARTER, THE VALLEY’S PREMIER OPEN-AIR SHOPPING DESTINATION WITH MORE THAN 90 POPULAR RETAIL AND DINING CHOICES.

Scottsdale Quarter is pleased to welcome several new retailers to its diverse range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Those looking for a new upscale dining experience will enjoy, arboleda, a Mediterranean-inspired dining concept with unique interpretations of dishes served along the coast of Spain, Italy, Greece, and Morocco. And golf fans will be delighted to find that two notable, golf-inspired brands, Peter Millar and G/FORE, are also making their debut at Scottsdale Quarter this month.

Attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Scottsdale Quarter is offering free shuttle rides to and from the tournament. The Quarter has partnered with the local

company, The Driver Provider, for the fourth year to bring a hassle-free transportation option to attendees. The shuttle will be provided by Mercedes Sprinter vans running Thursday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week of the tournament.

Scottsdale Quarter will host its annual Galentine’s Day Sip ‘n Shop event in The Quad to celebrate the importance of friendships through an evening of drinks, music, treats, shopping discounts, and giveaways. Taking place on the evening of Wed., Feb. 15, the free event provides women the chance to enjoy quality time with friends and to celebrate your friendships in a fun and unique way during the Valentine’s Day season. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit the Galentine’s Day event page at scottsdalequarter.com for details.

To learn more about Scottsdale Quarter’s ongoing events, promotions, and tenants, visit scottsdalequarter.com or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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City News Buck & Rider Opens North Scottsdale Location

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BUCK & RIDER, KNOWN FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO FLYING IN FRESH SEAFOOD SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM AROUND THE WORLD, PROUDLY DEBUTED ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND LOCATION ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SCOTTSDALE AND MAYO AT THE SHOPS AT CHAUNCEY RANCH, LOCATED AT 7015 E. MAYO BLVD. Doors officially opened to the public in mid-December, beginning with daily happy hour and dinner service to start and brunch and lunch menu offerings rolled out mid-January.

The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is inspired by the old seafood canaries on the west and east coasts and is nearly two times the size of the original location. Designed by Phoenix’s renowned restaurant architect, Cathy Hayes, diners are instantly transported to the coast while enjoying the addition of three private dining rooms for life’s greatest celebrations, a 10-seat sushi bar, two patios that bridge the indoor and outdoor connection – one for dining located in the front, and one located in the back featuring two fire pits, perfect for lounging with friends, family, and colleagues. The building’s architectural design is grand and timeless, holding up to 450 guests between the exterior patios and warm and intimate interior dining rooms. The wildly popular raw bar is also time-stamped and continuously updated to reflect the best fish and oyster selection flown in from around the world.

“We could not wait to bring the nostalgic Buck & Rider coastal dining experience to the backyard of all of our continued loyalists in North Scottsdale, who have been driving across town to see us at the Camelback location for years,” says Buck & Rider CEO Adam Strecker. “As we look to the next era of growth and strategically unveil every new Buck & Rider in the most thoughtful locations, each will showcase an individual identifying

look and inspiration, while equally maintaining our commitment to flying in the freshest seafood from around the world every single day, our impeccable service, hospitality and menu selections Buck & Rider has become known for.”

As a focal point in the restaurant, diners can watch their favorite Buck & Rider signature dishes being prepared in the completely open chef’s kitchen and look out for their favorite daily market catch and thoughtfully sourced seafood to be featured on the rotating split flat board.

Guests can also count on the iconic Buck & Rider happy hour, featuring a handcrafted signature cocktail list and premium well-drink program, plus a similar menu to the always popular Camelback location filled with coveted staples such as Baja shrimp ceviche, ahi tuna crispy rice, and smoked trout dip. Buck & Rider’s commitment to quality goes far beyond seafood. Steaks also come from the unique B&R Reserve beef program: USDA-certified, aged, and cut to Buck & Rider specifications.

“We share a deep commitment and passion to delivering value to our guests and community in all areas, from great price points and the best farmer and fishery partners to ingredients and environment,” says Buck & Rider COO Emily Collins. “We’re excited to introduce the values and integrity of the brand to a whole new audience of locals and visitors in such a vibrant and exciting neighborhood.”

As the brand continues to introduce strategic locations that speak to the evolution of the brand, the third Arizona location will debut at Epicenter at Agritopia in Gilbert in the fall of 2023. Follow along for additional menu, dining, and location updates on Instagram @ buckandrider_nscottsdale. Walk-ins are also welcome and encouraged or visit buckandrider.com to make a reservation.

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MONOPOLY: Scottsdale Edition Debuts

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MR. MONOPOLY IS MAKING HIS WAY TO SCOTTSDALE! TOP TRUMPS USA, THE AMERICAN DIVISION OF WINNING MOVES INTERNATIONAL, CREATORS OF CLASSIC GAMES AND PUZZLES, DEBUTED MONOPOLY: SCOTTSDALE EDITION LAST MONTH, UNDER LICENSE FROM HASBRO, A GLOBAL BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT LEADER.

MONOPOLY: Scottsdale Edition replaces the perennial board game’s famous Atlantic City squares (from Boardwalk to Park Place) with representations of much-loved Scottsdale cultural sites, historic landmarks, and time-honored businesses, alongside a customized Community Chest and Chance playing cards to ensure each detail of the game pays homage to the “The West’s Most Western Town.”

THE FULL GAME INCLUDES:

• Sites that showcase Scottsdale’s natural beauty and geography (McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Tom’s Thumb Trailhead)

•Local nonprofits (MakeA-Wish Arizona, Scottsdale Charros)

• Cultural destinations (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scotts dale Stadium)

• Historical landmarks (Bob Parks’ Bronze Horse Fountain)

• Beloved local businesses and attractions (OdySea Aquarium, The Phoenician)

“We consider the Scottsdale edition of MONOPOLY to be one of our best city editions of the game yet,” says Katie Hubbard of Top Trumps USA. “Not only did we incorporate feedback from the public on what essential businesses and landmarks should be included, but we have created stunning ‘only-in-Scottsdale’ visuals to accompany the board.”

MONOPOLY: Scottsdale Edition is available in stores, including Barnes & Noble Scottsdale, Kactus Jock, Scottsdale Southwest, Southwestern Reflections, The Poisoned Pen, and online at retail partners, including Amazon and more.

To learn more about MONOPOLY city experience boards, visit toptrumps.us.

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Scottsdale’s Historic Arabian Horse Show Returns for the 68th Year

Visit Westworld for the world’s largest Arabian horse show.

Photos courtesy of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

THE RETURN OF THE 68TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN HORSE SHOW AT WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE RUNS FROM FEB. 16 THROUGH FEB. 26 AND FEATURES THE WORLD’S BEST ARABIANS, EXCITING COMPETITIONS, A SHOPPING EXPO, AND MORE.

“Scottsdale is the mecca for Arabian horses and each year we’re thrilled to have unique, beautiful horses from around the world come here for this event,” says Taryl O’Shea, executive director of the AHAA. “The Arabian horse community helped shape what Scottsdale is today and has had

tremendous impact both economically, culturally, and socially over the past six-plus decades. We’re grateful for the opportunity to welcome back the horse community, newcomers, and enthusiasts this February.”

The 2023 show will feature more than 2,000 horses competing for more than $3 million in prize money. Event goers can look forward to a huge variety of classes where Arabians will show their versatility, beauty, and grace. The new ranch horse classes test the Arabians’ ability to perform ranch tasks, proving the uniqueness of this horse as good for pleasure riding, working, and agility.

The immersive experience will return

this year, giving attendees a hands-on experience to learn, touch and ride, hosted by HoofbeatZ USA, a Phoenixbased organization. The interactive experience, included in the event ticket, introduces newcomers to the world of horses and all the benefits they offer.

Along with the engaging performances, event attendees will have the opportunity to see exhibits featuring fine art, crafts, clothing, and jewelry in the Shopping Expo adjacent to the main arena. More than 300 artisans and entrepreneurs are expected to sell unique goods and offer a wide variety of products and services.

The Arabian Horse Association of

Arizona will also be celebrating the second annual National Arabian Horse Day on Feb. 19 with special events and activities at the show.

The 11-day show will start at 8 a.m. each day at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd. General admission tickets cost $15, tickets for seniors are $10, while children aged 12 and under are free. Military Appreciation Day is Tues., Feb. 21, when military personnel and their families can attend for free. A family night will be held on Fri., Feb. 24, giving families free admission beginning at 6:30 p.m. A special general admission ticket good for all 11 days can be purchased for $75. For more information, visit scottsdaleshow.com.

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Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches Statewide Campaign for Male Mentors

Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ), along with chapters across the state of Arizona are highlighting the tremendous demand for male mentors across the state. Potential Big Brothers are urged to step up and support local youth through one-to-one mentoring.

“Having a great role model in your life is remarkably powerful,” says President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Laura Capello. “As people are considering how to make positive changes in the new year, we are encouraging them to make the big resolution to get involved, better themselves and the life of a child. Recruiting volunteers is one of our top priorities and this is a great time for people to get involved.”

BBBSAZ launched the Be Bold Be Big recruitment campaign, designed to be laser-focused on the current

need of male mentors, or Big Brothers. While BBBSAZ encourages both female and male “Bigs” to sign up, the list for young boys waiting to be matched is considerable.

BBBSAZ shares the importance of mentoring and the tremendously positive impact it can have on the personal growth and development of young people. It stresses the need for males to step up for local youth now more than ever. The Be Bold Be Big campaign includes network television, local radio, and digital media across the state of Arizona.

The core model of BBBSAZ is focused on building bridges in communities by connecting one adult with one child and supporting that match at every stage. The organization focuses on a child’s potential, and the role of positive adults in helping children achieve their best possible futures.

Learn more about BBBSAZ or how to get involved at bbbsaz.org/bebold.

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Kids’ Corner Horizon Pom Team Wins Championship

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Paradise Valley Unified School District’s Horizon High School’s Pom team secured the spot as D-II State Champions! This is a well-earned achievement for the team, as they have worked tirelessly all season.

The Horizon Pom team had an incredible weekend at the D-II State Championships, entering the finals in second place and coming away with the championship title. It was a shining moment for all their hard work and dedication as they gave remarkable performances and demonstrated a determination to reach their goal. Their success embodies their unwavering spirit and drive.

The coaches have worked hard to make the program as successful as it is by improving their athletes’ athletic skills, personal goals, and dedication on and off the field. On top of the hard-work and dedication that is put into this sport, community service is another important part of the program and all the participating athletes. This season the Horizon Spiritline will be offering different sponsorship opportunities to help support the entire team. Your sponsorship funds will be used towards new game day uniforms, new cheer mats, new dance floor, and more! For more information on supporting the team, visit horizonspiritline. com/hhs-sponsorship.html/

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Kids’ Corner It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

How to support the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.

Each year, Girl Scouts in Arizona participate in the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program. And this year it is not only bigger and better than ever, but longer as well. For the Girl Scouts–Arizona CactusPine Council (GSACPC), the local cookie season takes place for seven full weeks from Jan. 16 to March 5.

“As in years past, all Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local to help girls fund impactful projects to benefit the community; embark on amazing girl-led troop adventures; provide programs in STEM, the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship; maintain and improve four camp properties; and provide financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls,” says Mary Mitchell, co-CEO of GSACPC.

“We extended our cookie season by one week to support girls interested in selling our new, limitededition Raspberry Rally cookie, as Feb. 27 is the earliest date the flavor will be available for shipping from our baker. Now our community has more time to support girls and stock up on their favorite cookie

only be sold online from Feb. 27 to March 5, while supplies last.

NEW FINANCIAL LITERACY BADGES

Girl Scouts’ newly updated Financial Literacy badges offer entrepreneurial playbooks for every age level. From the Cookie Goal Setter badge earned as a Daisy to the Entrepreneur Accelerator for girls in high school, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls financial literacy, planning, budgeting, teamwork, innovative thinking, and confident decision making.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE NIGHT, DEVIN BOOKER BUS AND PATCH REVEAL WITH THE PHOENIX SUNS

BRING HOME THE COOKIES 5K RUN/WALK –FEB. 25

Join GSACPC and State Forty Eight Foundation, for the second Bring Home the Cookies 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 25 at Westgate in Glendale. The family-friendly event, open to Girl Scout families, competitive runners, walkers, and the community at large, will start and finish at Westgate and feature music, food, and cookie booths. All registered participants will receive a Girl Scout goodie bag with a State Forty Eight branded 5K shirt, a package of Girl Scout Cookies, a medal, and more!

To register for the 5K, visit girlscoutsaz.org/5k and for more information on the local Girl Scout Cookie Season, visit girlscoutsaz.org.

flavors,” says Christina Spicer, co-CEO of GSACPC. In addition to the extended sale dates, here is a snapshot of everything as it relates to the 2023 cookie season across Central and Northern Arizona:

NEW RASPBERRY RALLY

Raspberry Rally – will join the nationwide lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program. A thin, crispy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and dipped in a delicious chocolaty coating, this must-have new cookie is first in the Girl Scout Cookie lineup to be exclusively offered for online direct shipment only while supplies last, enhancing girls’ e-commerce sales and entrepreneurial skills. Please note this cookie will

On Jan. 22, hundreds of Girl Scouts descended upon Footprint Center to collectively cheer on the Phoenix Suns in their showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies. Beyond that, as the game ended, dozens of Girl Scouts took over the plaza outside Footprint Center to sell cookies as well as REVEAL their new Girl Scout Devin Booker Bus. Even better? The local Girl Scouts also created a custom patch to commemorate the partnership, which they unveiled at the event.

“The minibus, made possible by a Devin Booker Starting Five $100,000 grant, will be used to transport girls to and from educational and character-building activities and experiences. Due to vandalism and theft of its prior vehicle, GSACPC had no way to transport girls to programs and events. The lack of transportation often meant that girls would not have an opportunity to participate in activities,” says Mitchell.

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Kids’ Corner

Whenyou give a flower a drink of water, where does the water go? My daughter and I recently investigated this very question, and thought it would be a fun way to combine science while making some custom colored flowers for Valentine’s Day.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

• 1 dozen white flowers (carnations work really well)

• Water

• Vase

• 4 glasses or larger cups

• Knife/box cutter

• Food coloring (multiple colors)

DIRECTIONS:

1. With an adult’s help, trim your flowers to a workable length, and ensure they are trimmed at an angle. Keep all your flowers in plain water until you are ready for the next step.

2. Together with your adult, use the knife to split three of the flowers straight down the center. Return to water for now.

3. Fill four glasses with water and up to 20 drops of food coloring. Each glass should have a different color of water.

4. Line up the cups next to each other and, using your split-stem flowers, place flowers straddling the cups so one side of stem is in one color, one side is in another.

5. Place one non-split flower in each cup of colored water, too. Leave the rest of your flowers in the plain water as a control.

6. Leave all flowers to sit for two to five days and make observations along the way! This is a good chance to make some predictions: what will happen to the flowers in colored water? Will the colors mix? Which colors will you see in the flowers first?

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

What did you notice about the flowers? Did any of your predictions come true? Take a look at the leaves, too—what do you notice? There’s some very cool science happening here. Flowers “drink” water almost like you would drink water through a straw. The flowers take up water through thin tubes called xylem in a process called capillary action.  As water evaporates from the leaves and petals of the flower (known as transpiration) and creates a low pressure system, more water is drawn up through the tubes because water molecules like to stick

together (this is called cohesion). The dye in the water travels up the tubes, too, but doesn’t evaporate, so it remains in the leaves and petals. Splitting the stems allows us to see how the tubes are dispersed in the flower stem, and where they end. Try splitting your flower stem into thirds or swapping colors of dye after a few days. What happens then? Happy experimenting!

Sari Custer is a lifelong science junkie, and the Chief of Science and Curiosity at Arizona Science Center. In addition to serving as the public spokeswoman for the Science Center, Sari is also host of the video series, Sari on Science which fosters excitement about science for viewers of all ages.

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Just three months out of physical therapy school with swelling elbows, hands, knees, and feet, and unable to open jars or use stairs, Tom Padilla, 25, went to see a physician through his insurance plan. But after reviewing the X-rays, the doctor told him that he had arthritis and would have to learn to live with it.

Nine months after the diagnosis, seeing other health plan doctors for a second opinion, numerous tests, and trying several unconventional remedies, it turned out to be mold toxicity. Padilla recovered — and learned a lesson that he applies to his medical practice The Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) in Scottsdale.

“Over the past five years of growing this clinic, I’ve tried my absolute best to make sure situations like mine are not what our clients experience,” Dr. Padilla says. “A lot of our clients come in with the same struggles I had when trying to find a cure for my ailments.”

Those struggles include:

• Doctors who don’t have time for or have no interest in treating the whole person.

• Healthcare providers who don’t know what to do when a patient doesn’t fit into a known diagnosis in the medical system.

• No communication between doctors.

• Doctors who prescribe pills to manage symptoms rather than find the root cause.

Get to the root cause of your pain with The Doctors of Physical Therapy

“This is why I stress to all of our staff and clients that we’re different for a reason,” Dr. Padilla says. “We are continuously working to improve the experience our patients have and go to great lengths to make sure our outcomes are as good as possible.”

At DPT, Dr. Padilla guarantees:

1. All our clients will feel heard.

2. We collaborate between ourselves and other providers in difficult cases.

3. We establish goals that are important to our clients and their lives, not just goals limited to being able to do the day-to-day.

4. We work to find the root cause and change directions if something’s not working as quickly as we want it to.

During all his health problems, Dr.

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Padilla was also working in a typical physical therapy clinic with high volume and very little individualized care. These combined experiences, along with his medical experience, brought Dr. Padilla to Arizona to start a practice focused on the patient, how they deserve to be treated, and the outcomes that are important to them.

“I’m proud to say that overall things are going to plan,” says Dr. Padilla. “DPT has helped more than 1,500 people in six years to overcome injuries they once thought they’d have to live with forever.”

One point of pride is the results DPT gets for people struggling with back pain or sciatica. “This is a condition that is largely considered ‘chronic and unchangeable’ by the medical community,” explains Dr. Padilla. “For years, opiates have been one of the primary ways to help someone with chronic back pain. Our clinic has focused on solving this problem over the past few years, and we’ve helped people that have had back pain for a few months to more than 20 years to resolve their symptoms and get back to the activities they enjoy by finding and correcting the root cause.”

DPT has stuck to its promises. Every plan of care is individualized to the patient. There’s no cookie-cutter approach, no one gets passed to an assistant to do exercises in a corner, and DPT makes sure that there

is measurable and meaningful progress every few sessions; otherwise, they change directions.

“We don’t want people feeling stuck or like they don’t know what’s wrong or why,” says Dr. Padilla. “At DPT, we want them to know why they’re doing the things we ask them, and what they can expect to see change and when. That way, if we don’t see those things changing, we can go another direction rather than continuing down the same path expecting different results.”

Dr. Padilla says one DPT patient flew down from Minnesota for care because he was 32 years old, already had two back surgeries, and didn’t want a fusion after being told he had another herniated disc. The patient was due to be a father and couldn’t bend forward to brush his teeth, let alone pick up a baby out of a crib. “Today, Grant is playing basketball, running, and having a blast with his 3-month-old son,” says Dr. Padilla.

Initially, Dr. Padilla’s desire to become a physical therapist was fueled during his years as a personal trainer, when clients would come to him saying they had been unable to overcome injuries despite years of efforts and many different doctors.

He received his doctorate in physical therapy in 2014 from the University of Southern California. “Although our football team has wavered from time to time,

our top-ranking P.T. school has maintained a leading position over many years,” he says.

You can find The Doctors of Physical Therapy on YouTube (@TheDoctorsofPhysicalTherapy) where Dr. Padilla shares exercise tips and interviews with local doctors.

“I’m not your typical doctor, and DPT is not the typical physical therapy practice,” Dr. Padilla says. “I’ve been in patients’ shoes, and at DPT we’re on a mission to create a clear path to get people from injured back to a highquality life where they can be active without needing to take pills or resort to surgeries.”

To obtain a copy of his privately published guide, “Top 25 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Provider,” you can email info@thedoctorsofpt.com with the subject line “Top 25 Tips” and your name and phone number.

To learn more about The Doctors of Physical Therapy, which is located at 8350 E. Evans Road, Suite C-2, in Scottsdale, visit thedoctorsofpt.com. Website visitors can also get free information on the blog. Call 480-482-0651 to schedule an appointment.

Content sponsored by The Doctors of Physical Therapy.

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Community Piano Gift Hits High Note for People with Dementia

When Steve Harnden brought home a beautiful ebony baby grand, he envisioned his wife learning to play an instrument she had always loved. Monica was thrilled. The piano even had a “player piano” feature so it could play tunes by itself.

Over the next year and a half, Monica took lessons and mastered a few songs. She enjoyed filling their Glendale home with music until she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The optimistic former nurse joined an aggressive drug trial, fully aware that she would not benefit, but hoping it might save lives in the future. She fought for 26 months, living long enough to see her son get married.

In the last weeks of her life, Monica confessed to Steve that she never wanted him to get rid of the piano. But he felt strongly that it should continue to make music and bring joy to people. After talking it through, Steve suggested donating it to Hospice of the Valley. The nonprofit was caring for Monica through this vulnerable time and providing emotional support to him too.

“Our care team was outstanding,” he recalls. “Actually, they were angels. Hospice of the Valley was our source of strength during those last few weeks.”

Monica smiled and agreed there was no better place for her piano to go.

It took several years after Monica’s passing before Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Care and Education Campus opened in Phoenix and could accept the generous donation, but Monica’s piano was finally moved into its new home. It now sits in a cozy corner of the dining area of the Assisted Living at The Campus.

Because music has a magical effect on people living with dementia, members of the Adult Day Club are treated to impromptu performances — whether it’s listening to holiday tunes and favorite songs on the player piano or enjoying live music, compliments of campus staff, or residents and visitors who can’t resist tickling the ivories.

Recently, Steve felt ready to visit Monica’s piano himself. He ran his hand over the small, gold-engraved seal bearing his wife’s name. Then he sat, with eyes closed, as a young Hospice of the Valley volunteer gave him a private concert, playing a gorgeous arrangement of Chopin’s “Nocturne in B-flat Minor.” As he applauded, a look of pure delight lit up his face.

As she grew weaker, the piano lid was lowered, and lovely framed family photos were arranged on top for her to enjoy. Steve would launch the player piano feature with his iPad and they would sit together as the music swirled around them.

“I know Monica is smiling to see her piano in its new home,” Steve says softly. “I don’t feel any sadness — just joy. This is where it belongs so it can continue to make a difference. It’s really good to see it here.”

Hospice of the Valley’s innovative Dementia Care and Education Campus serves people living with all types of dementia from early to advanced stages. To learn more, visit dementiacampus.org

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The piano bears a gold plate with Monica’s name on it. Members of the Dementia Campus Adult Day Club often gather around the piano to enjoy music therapy. Steve Harnden enjoys a private concert by Hospice of the Valley volunteer Krishna. Seeing his wife’s piano in its new home brought Steve pure joy.

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and friends. Going out to a nice restaurant with great company is my idea of a perfect night.

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WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a professional basketball player. “If I could be like Mike.”

THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS… “To Be Loved by You,” by Parker McCollum.

THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… myself. I know it may sound a little narcissistic, but I am my own worst critic. I refuse to fail and always want to be better than the day before.

THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… Grayson (my oldest) riding on his scooter making odd noises nobody would ever care to hear.

HI, MY NAME IS… Ryan Powell. I’m the CEO of Eat Clean Phx.

I’VE LIVED IN SCOTTSDALE FOR 15 YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… the food is amazing, there is hiking close by, and the community is exactly where we want to raise our two boys.

A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… wake up, answer emails and texts from the night before, make my family breakfast, workout, and then run Eat Clean Phx.

MY FAMILY IS… the most important thing in the world to me. Growing up, my family was a little dysfunctional; so being able to create my own family and be a positive influence for my two boys is everything.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… food

THE PERFECT DAY IS… an early workout, home before the kids wake up, and something outdoors with the family. And an early dinner and a movie in bed with my wife.

MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… United Food Bank.

MY LIFE IS… busy but complete.

THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… my two boys, Grayson and Grant. Thank you, Brittany.

MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… in a cabin by a big lake with family–no phones, no internet, and no YouTube.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… to be a good leader you have to be willing to do the things nobody else wants to do. You have to lead by example.

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Buyer’s Market, Seller’s Market? How Do You Tell?

When we discuss buyer’s or seller’s markets, we are expressing who has an advantage in negotiations. A buyer’s market means that a buyer has lots of home choices, easy financing, and that the buyer can expect concessions from the seller. A seller’s market means that there are few home choices and buyers must compete to make a deal – think multiple offers and bidding wars.

There is a third market description and that is a balanced market. This is a better situation because sellers often are buyers and buyers often have a home to sell. If you are a first-time home buyer, you may root for a buyer’s market and if you are a last time seller you may wish for a seller’s market but, when you are both buying and selling, a balanced market serves you best.

So, how can you tell? The type of market is determined by the number of homes available. We call this inventory and inventory is either expressed in days or months.

Inventory is the amount of time necessary to sell the homes currently on the market. The calculation is number of active listings in each market divided by the number of homes sold in the last 30 days in that same market.

For example, the number of active listings in the 85254 zip code as of Jan. 10 is 180. The number of listings sold in the last 30 days is 72. So, the inventory for 85254 is 180/72=2.5 months or 75 days.

A rule of thumb is that less than three months inventory is a seller’s market. Three to six months is a balanced market and over six months of inventory is a buyer’s market.

Right now, most areas are on the borderline between a seller’s market and a balanced market, but we are a long way from a buyer’s market.

Good hunting.

Joseph Callaway is with Those Callaways eXp Realty and has been selling houses in The Magic 85254 Zip Code for more than 26 years.

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Estate Planning is a Gift of Love to Your Family

With the arrival of Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to love, and looking for ways to show our family and others dear to us how much we care with roses, chocolates, jewelry, or an item they’ve always wanted.

One way to show you care is to get a will or trust in place. This is a gift that will be there when you are no longer around. It can help ease the stress and grief by making the management of your estate smoother and avoiding uncertainty, or family fights.

Many of my clients come to put a plan in place after a stressful and difficult time handling the estate of a parent, sibling, or other loved one who didn’t plan ahead. Anyone who has gone through the process of a probate court proceeding or wrapping up a messy estate knows just how important an estate plan will be to the family when the time comes.

Without a cohesive and thoughtful estate plan, your family will not have any guidance on your wishes. They will spend much more time trying to wrap up your estate if you don’t have a plan. If you’ve left a real mess, your family may have to expend a large sum of money and time and effort to clean it up. Worse,

your family may end up fighting. A good plan can also avoid disputes among the beneficiaries. Time after time when I handled family estate fights, clients said they would never speak to their siblings or stepchildren or stepparent again. Others lamented that the messy estate issues were breaking the family apart. I value family highly and these cases broke my heart. I went into estate planning to help clients avoid these fights.

For those who love you, it’s a gift to be sure it’s easy to help you when you need it. A proper estate plan means that if you are incapacitated, your agent can manage your financial affairs. A healthcare power of attorney appoints the people you trust to make medical decisions if you cannot.

It’s not your typical Valentine’s Day present, but a proper estate plan shows your love. I’ve had many clients talk about what a gift their parents left them – not the money they inherited, but the plan that made it easier for them to administer the estate, with the certainty they were following their parents’ wishes.

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ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

When: Feb. 4 – April 2

Where: 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60, Gold Canyon

What: Don’t miss raucous revelry at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! A medieval amusement park, a 50-acre circus, a 16-stage theater, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast -all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.

Info: arizona.renfestinfo.com

WM PHOENIX OPEN

When: Feb. 6 -12

Where: TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

What: Known as both the “Greenest Show on Grass” for its sustainability efforts — it’s the world’s largest zerowaste event — and as The People’s Open, for short, the tournament annually brings golf’s biggest names to TPC Scottsdale for the PGA Tour’s best-attended event. The tournament consistently ranks among the best golf tournaments and, in past years, has drawn upwards of 600,000 fans. Info: wmphoenixopen.com

BALLET ARIZONA: GISELLE

When: Feb. 9 - 12

Where: 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix

What: This ghost-filled, haunting masterpiece is one of the most beloved and romantic ballets of all time. Giselle tells the tragic yet passionate tale of a lovely young woman who dies of a broken heart. The ballet is famous for the Wilis, maiden spirits who take revenge on the young nobleman that betrayed Giselle. Achingly beautiful, Giselle is an enrapturing work of art that draws audiences in with themes of enduring love, tragedy, and romance.

Info: themadison.org

“THE FROG PRINCE”

When: Feb. 16 - 26

Where: Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St.

What: Marion may still be a maid, but she is her own hero. When she learns of a nefarious scheme, Marion escapes to Sherwood Forest where she meets the one and only Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. However, their reputation doesn’t quite meet reality and Marion must help lead them against the Sheriff

of Nottingham and Prince John –saving England and into a legend! Info: mesaartscenter.com

“THE GLASS MENAGERIE”

When: Feb. 16 – March 5

Where: Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

What: Amanda lives in an illusion of recapturing her faded Southern Belle glory. Her daughter Laura lives in a fantasy world of delicate glass figurines, and her son Tom dreams poetically of a world beyond the back stoop. When Tom brings home a gentleman caller to meet his sister, their lives are upturned. “The Glass Menagerie” weaves these lives into a heart-stopping dance of hopes pursued and dreams betrayed. Info: atc.org

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HOOP DANCE CONTEST

When: Feb. 18 - 19

Where: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

What: Top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World

Champion title and cash prizes. At this two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Info: heard.org

ARIZONA STRONG BEER FESTIVAL

When: Feb. 18

Where: Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

What: Explore new brews and delight in your favorite breweries, while enjoying a fun-filled day with friends and family at the iconic Strong Beer Festival presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.

Info: saltriverfields.com/strongbeer-fest-feb-18

INDIE FILM FEST 2023

When: Feb. 21 - 25

Where: Downtown Phoenix

What: This visual three-day extravaganza in downtown Phoenix includes dramatic and documentary features, short films, and multimedia installations. There are also host filmmaker table readings, panel discussions, and live music events all over downtown Phoenix. Info: indiefilmfest.com

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“PAW PATROL” LIVE

When: Feb. 24 - 26

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: Nickelodeon’s hit show “PAW Patrol” is on a roll with live tour! The whole family will enjoy a PAWsome show complete with heroic characters, fun songs and dances, interactive elements, and captivating storylines! Info: seatgeek.com/paw-patrol-livetickets

STEMS & GEMS

When: Feb. 24 - 26

Where: Fountain Hills Fountain, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills

What: Now in its 49th year, this threeday juried art fair features nearly 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe and attracts 200,000+ visitors. Food booths, beer garden, and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch, and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. Info: allevents.in/fountain hills/stems-and-gems-is-atfountain-festival-of-fine-artsspring/200023430325144

JURASSIC QUEST

When: Feb. 24 – 26

Where: Bell Bank Park, 6321 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa

What: The classic indoor adventure is back! Jurassic Quest and skyscraping dinosaurs bring supersized family fun. Get up close to life-size, realistic dinos, and even see them move and roar! Whether the dinos had skin that was scaly, feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense to bring the dinosaurs to life. Info: bellbankpark.com

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MARICOPA COUNTY HOME SHOW

When: Feb. 24 – 25

Where: State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Way, Glendale

What: The Home & Garden Show features 850 vendor booths, local experts, and inspiration all in one place for one weekend only.

Info: maricopacountyhomeshows.com

INNINGS FESTIVAL

When: Feb. 25 – 26

Where: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe

What: Innings Festival is a two-day event that will feature rock, pop, and country performances, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors, fun family activations, and appearances by professional baseball players. This year’s festival features Green Day, Eddie Vedder, Randy Johnson, and more.

Info: inningsfestival.com

ON DECK: MARCH

BEER, BOURBON, BARBEQUE AND BANDS FESTIVAL

When: March 3 & 4

Where: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler

What: Pedal Haus Brewery and SanTan Brewing Company host the Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque and Bands Festival. Featuring an impressive lineup of bands, award-winning beers and bourbon, and a lineup of world-class barbeque including Pork on a Fork, West Alley BBQ, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Joe’s Real BBQ, and more.

Info: eventbrite.com/e/beer-bourbonbbq-festival-tickets-500870074877

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IN THEATERS

this film isn’t awful, you won’t walk out feeling much about it.

ON PEACOCK

“Sick”

Two girls quarantining during COVID find themselves stalked by a killer.

“M3GAN”

A human-like doll made to relate to its creator’s niece has deadly consequences for anyone involved.

What’s shown in the trailers for “M3GAN” is exactly what you get and it’s done well. It’s cheesy in the right ways that makes for great entertainment, carried primarily by Amie Donald/ Jenna Davis’ creepy and funny work as the title character. Combined with solid work from Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, it fits within a story. The kills are over-the-top in their own way, and keep you engaged. Plot wise, it’s nothing new and may feel thin but it is still serviceable in the end. It’s also more humorous than scary but it still delivers in its fun value, and it’s better than it could have been in different hands.

“Plane”

An airline pilot must work with a dangerous killer to save his passengers from a hostage situation.

Much like its title, “Plane” is simple and to the point and delivers a very satisfying action film. Through a mixture of plane sequences, gunfights, and more, you’ll never get bored of the action in the film as it changes things up enough throughout. At the same time, it’s surprisingly patient, allowing for the characters to breathe and take in their situation rather than move from one bit to the other. They are still likable enough too, even if not the most in-depth, and a lot of that is thanks to the performances from Gerard Butler and Mike Colter. The intensity is strengthened by the brutality of the picture, though the script does make some odd choices regarding casualties. As a result, some of its characterizations could be considered outdated. But as a throwback to old school action thrillers, it’s a success.

Two pool cleaners stage a party at Lebron James’ house to make some quick cash.

It’s always tough to remake a film considered a classic, but “House Party” feels so dull and done just for the sake of it. In a strange way, the film feels like a rough cut with its bizarre editing choices of scenes lasting too long or too little, as well as sudden introductions of characters and plot points. At points it is bizarrely funny, but you can’t help but expect more from a script by Stephen Glover & Jamal Olori of FX’s “Atlanta,” both in terms of humor and characters (none of whom you root for like the original). Same for the directing, which has little inspiration despite being directed by Calmatic of “Old Town Road” fame. Even the cameos seem to have little thought put into them, clearly shot in one or two takes and to give the film some extra oomph in marketing (the sole exception, Kid Cudi being an exaggerated version of himself). A comedy without laughs is a disastrous result, and while

“Sick” is a movie that’s incredibly satisfied with itself despite having nothing to offer. Its setting during COVID is barely touched upon save for a notable ending moment, otherwise it has nothing to say about human selfishness or any other potential topics that could parallel with the genre, it’s merely there to be relevant. The screenplay offers one-dimensional characters, more accurately archetypes, and a villain without personality or intimidation, which is the worst thing you can do for a slasher film. The director, John Hyams, tries to heighten it with the near hourlong chase, but there’s only so much that you can care about when it’s in service of these characters and plot. Boring, obnoxious, and not even scary, “Sick” is the first true stinker of the year.

NEW RELEASES

February 3

“Knock At the Cabin”

“80 For Brady”

February 10

“Magic Mike’s Last Dance”

“Titanic” 25th Anniversary Re-Release

“Sharper” (Limited)

“Somebody I Used to Know” (Amazon Prime)

February 17

“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”

“Return To Seoul” (Limited)

February 24

“Cocaine Bear”

“Jesus Revolution”

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Valentine’s Day is meant for celebrating love, but did you know there is another February holiday growing in popularity? Galentine’s Day is becoming a nationwide celebration of friendships.

We can’t think of a more perfect excuse to get out of town and visit the beautiful Red Rocks in Sedona. Whether you’re looking to rekindle that spark with your partner or looking to escape with best friends, we found The Wilde Resort and Spa is the perfect place for a match made in heaven.

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Valentine’s Day weekend also happens to fall on one of the busiest weekends of the year for Valley residents. If you would rather not fight the crowds and compete with 70,000-plus people traveling in for the big game, get out of Phoenix and head to Sedona!

Just an hour-and-a-half drive north on the I-17 will get you to Sedona, where you

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The Wilde Resort is currently offering Valentine’s Day packages including transportation to and from the resort, a Red Rock Master Suite, roses, candles, prosecco, chocolate strawberries, couples massage, spa facial, bubble bath, romcom movie showing, scenic balloon flight, wine tour and tasting, dinner at Rene, and breakfast at Racal.

In addition, Sedona hosts a variety of Valentine’s weekend events including a saxophone concert, dance parties, and couples paint night.

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After you leave the hustle and bustle of Phoenix, find time to reconnect with your partner or relax with your friends. The Wilde Haven Spa offers Sedona-inspired treatments that incorporate local scents and sounds. Check their onsite calendar at check-in for special guest participation events like the full moon crystal alchemy sound bowls.

Their Valentine’s Day couples specialty

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For friends looking to add a spa service to their weekend, the Wilde’s onsite spa has many options – 26 different hand-crafted treatments to be exact, for a customized experience. The Wild Haven Spa also features hand-crafted items like jewelry, essential oils, healing crystals, artwork, and even sells the plush robes and southwestinspired pillows found in The Wilde’s rooms – all made by local artisans.

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After spa services or adventures out in Sedona, dinner and drinks are certainly going to be on your mind. The Wilde resort teamed up with award-winning

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Rascal has indoor and outdoor dining options and a wide range of wine and craft cocktails. After dinner, grab a drink and head upstairs to see the surrounding scenery Sedona is famous for on the rooftop.

No matter what you do, or where you go this Valentine’ Day and Galentine’s Day, make sure to set aside time to celebrate as lovers and friends. For information on The Wilde Resort and Spa, visit thewilderesort.com.

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