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Public Safety Day great way to get out, learn The annual Public Safety Awareness and Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, Feb. 5. The event will be held in the parking lot at Fountain Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with the Public Safety Advisory Commission hosting. The public is invited to visit with personnel from numerous public safety agencies in the area. Fire fighters from Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell and Scottsdale will be on hand, as well as law enforcement with DPS, the Maricopa Sheriff ’s Office and its bomb squad and the K-9 unit. The National Guard, climbing wall an AirEvac helicopter, and many more agencies will be on hand. The youth group from the FH Community Theater will be selling water with a chance to win tickets to a current production. Dave’s Hot Dog stand will be there, and Repicci’s Italian Water Ice, both of which will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the non-profits in attendance. All the restaurants along the Fountain will be open and happy to have the sup-

port, too. Last year several hundred people stopped by for a fun, entertaining, and informative event.

Casino doings Fort McDowell Casino has planned its February activities. Lunar Bingo will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, starting at midnight. Buy-in for $5 a pack, and payouts range from $200 to $500. Promotions and giveaways will be featured throughout the night. Treasures of the Fort will last through March 24 on Thursdays through Sundays at 1, 5 and 8 p.m. The grand prize cash drawing will be held March 24 at 8 p.m. The end of February features the Fort’s Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. A $2.99 breakfast buffet will be served at the Red Rock Buffet. Live music, food, fun and hundreds of items at bargain prices will be featured at the Yard Sale, which will be held in the Valet Parking Lot. Fort McDowell Casino is located two miles north of Shea on the Beeline Highway. Call (480) 843-3678.

FH Entertainment Series continues The February presentations for Fountain Hills Entertainment Series offer two performers who promise two great shows. “Robin Roth – A One-Woman Show� features the singer, comedienne and dancer whose versatility brings a broad repertoire of pop, swing, jazz, rock, Robin Roth Broadway, classical and standards. The event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. Jimmy For tune, renowned tenor voice of the legendary Statler Brothers, performs Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Fortune and the other members of the Statlers were inducted Jimmy Fortune in to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. The Feb. 15 show features familiar music, as well as stories of Fortune’s career. The Fountain Hills Entertainment series is held at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. For tickets and information, call (480) 837-1763.

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OK Chorale at Munch, Music Fountain Hills resident and yodeler extraordinaire Allen Fossenkemper brings the OK Chorale to the next noontime Munch and Music. The performance is set for Friday, Nov. 4, beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Fountain Hills Community Center. The free half-hour programs are open to the public. Other events feature Mary Ann McBride, Jason Fleck, Jeanne Shubitz and Joan Evans Friday, Feb. 11, in a presentation of “Broadway Tunes and ShowStoppers.� Fountain Hills Community Bank performs Friday, Feb. 18. Anita Bakey Studios students will be featured Friday, March 4. The final program of the season is set for Friday, March 11, with the Banjo Band. Munch and Music is presented by the Town of Fountain Hills and Community staff and by Community Volunteers, represented by Barbara Wyman.

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FOCUS Salt River Fields...forever New D-Backs spring training facility already having positive impact on NE Valley economy Let me take you down ‘cause I’m going to Salt River Fields… the third new ball park added to Arizona’s spring training circuit in the last three years, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the new spring home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies is the first Major League facility to be built on Native American land, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) bordering Scottsdale. The name Salt River Fields refers to the

facility’s 12 practice fields as well as the community’s long agricultural history. After spending their entire spring training histories in Tucson, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are looking forward to “Salt River Fields Forever” or at least for a long while. I was talking about the place with my buddy Jason Yoder who said: “Yeah they’ll be looking for another new park in 12 years.” I would be surprised if that were the

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An artist’s rendering of the inside of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

case but Cactus League ballparks do seem to age in dog years these days. When Tucson Electric Park opened as the new spring training home of the Diamondbacks and White Sox in 1998, it’s doubtful anyone would have foreseen that both teams would vacate the place just 13 years later. Likewise for Hohokam Park which opened the same year and has suddenly been deemed obsolete by the Chicago Cubs who were ready to leave Mesa and perhaps the Cactus League if the city By couldn’t somehow find a Charlie way to build the team a new facility. Fortunately Vascellaro for baseball fans and the Cactus League as a whole, Mesa voters approved funding for a new spring training facility ensuring that the team will remain in Mesa for the next 30 years. Both the Diamondbacks and the Rockies signed a 25-year lease with the SRPMIC which had both the land and money available at just the right time as the teams were considering options for relocating their spring training operations. While it may not have seemed the best time to be soliciting suitors for a new ballpark, economic conditions are quite different on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community than its Scottsdale surroundings or the rest of the country.

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Financing the more than $100 million Salt River Fields facility did not require any municipal funding or contributions from the state’s already depleted Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) or any money from either of the teams outside of their lease agreement. Fueled by the opening of the first Casino Arizona on the Salt River Community in 1998 and the ensuing revenue stream to follow eventually would create the opportunity for the tribes to enter into the hotel and baseball businesses. “Talking Stick (Resort and Casino) marked the first time our community entered into the hotel business. And when the Diamondbacks and Rockies began putting out calls to municipalities looking for a new spring training site we decided to get involved. At the time we were trying to think of new ways for the tribe(s) to generate more revenue. We didn’t want to rely solely on gaming. We wanted to look at other opportunities for generating tax revenue. All of the taxes from businesses on the reservation go back into the community,” says Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community spokesperson Levi Long. The ballpark facility was constructed on what used to be the Pima Country Club Golf Course. “We looked at areas and this location really stood out. We felt we were in a pretty competitive mode; location, location, location. We knew we had amazing views, easy access to the airports and freeways. Our location was our biggest asset. It was a major coup for the community,” says Long. I spent a night at the Talking Stick Resort this past November. From the window of my room on the sixth floor I could see the new ballpark rising in the distance. Although if I didn’t know it was a ballpark I might not have recognized it (cont. on page 6)


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Since its inception, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has been credited as a historic first as it is the first Major League Baseball facility to be built by an American Indian community on U.S. tribal land. To commemorate the event, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and their Major League Baseball partners have worked together to ensure that Salt River Fields is a unique destination for fans and visitors. Showing support are, from left, Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Vice President Martin Harvier, SRPMIC President Diane Enos and Rockies President Keli McGregor. (Photo courtesy Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)

SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK (cont. from page 4)

as such. Ballparks don’t look like ballparks any more. Whereas less than 20 years ago the trend was toward nouveau-retro design (new ballparks that looked like old ballparks), the current neo-modern structures lean more toward the future, and might not be so easily recognizable. It was only a couple of hundred yards away, yet the ballpark out my window seemed almost disguised, its seats tucked down below street level and concealed by a large roof structure. Although it is located in the heart of one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country in keeping with the Cactus League’s panoramic tradition, Salt River Fields also is surrounded by mountain ranges in all directions. The designers at Dallas-based firm HKS, who also drew the blueprints for Camelback Ranch in Glendale, incorporated a combination of design elements from other ballparks and historic Native American architecture in creating Salt River Fields. Preliminary research took the ballparks’ designers to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Casa Grande (home to the ancient civilization of the Hohokam people) about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. With the benefit of hindsight the HKS architects, officials from the Salt River community, as well as the Diamondbacks and Rockies say they used Casa Grande as

a model for Salt River Fields. “I was amazed with that facility, their use of natural materials…a lot of river rock and oxidized iron,” said SRPMIC President Diane Enos, adding, “We asked the designers to go a little further. “Our Pima ancestors, the Huhugam, used posts hewn from mesquite trees, with willow and arrow weed branches to build large ramada that created shade from the hot desert sun,” said Enos. “These shade structures were important centers for daily life, like cooking, weaving or visiting. Today, we are taking this ramada to new heights at Salt River Fields with the soaring roof structure that will shade our new stadium.” While Hi Corbett Field, the Colorado Rockies former spring training residence in Tucson, is a charming classic minorleague band box of a ballpark it is notorious for its lack of shade with all of the seats facing directly into the sun. The Diamondbacks former Tucson Electric Park contains a limited amount of shaded seats along the top rows with increasing shade later into the afternoon. Large and comfortable amounts of shade are distinguishing characteristics of the Salt River Fields ballpark. Salt River Fields is just across the 101 freeway loop from the Talking Stick Resort. I imagine one day there might be a Disneyland style monorail or cable gondola ride connecting the two entities.

The project could not have come at a better time for Arizona’s stagnating construction industry which has seen sparse start ups in at least the past two years. The project generated its own economic boon creating jobs for 1,200-workers-a-day who put in more than 2 million man-hours from the facility’s Nov. 16, 2009, groundbreaking until its completion at the end of January 2011. “We’re like our own city here every day,” said Salt River Fields general manager David Dunne. Salt River Fields’ presence also has revitalized its surroundings, most notably the Scottsdale Pavilions shopping center which suffered from an influx of competition even before the recent recession. In anticipation of increased traffic expected to be spurred on this spring, the Pavilions has been completely revamped including a $3 million renovation of the new UltraStar Cinema’s Ultraluxe Theater as well as a remodeling of the food court. A new Courtyard by Marriott 156room conference hotel project is breaking ground this month in the Chaparral business center on the corner of Pima Road and Vista Drive. Long says it will be the first Marriott-branded hotel on U.S. tribal land. The most recently conducted surveys and studies on the Cactus League activ-

ity cite its impact on the state’s tourismdriven economy at roughly $350 million with Scottsdale and its spring resident San Francisco Giants generating about $24 million. The Diamondbacks’ and Rockies’ move from Tucson to the Salt River Community also consolidates all of the Cactus League’s 15 teams in the greater Phoenix metropolitan region. “We’re definitely excited about generating tax revenue. We’re hoping to utilize the facility for rentals and various sports leagues and events. We see this as a huge draw for businesses in the area. We want to see the businesses come back and hit a home run,” says Long. Watching the sunset beyond the ballpark and behind Camelback Mountain from the balcony of my room at the Talking Stick Resort last November also provided a panoramic view into the past. Along the horizon I could see traffic flowing on Shea Boulevard toward Fountain Hills and I thought about how much different it looked a few years ago; the almost barren drive it used to be from my old hometown to where the Talking Stick Resort now stands is almost all filled in now. Two baseball teams that didn’t even exist 20 years ago are playing in a new ballpark in a newly thriving community. From up there it looks like Salt River Fields forever.

Rendering of the entry to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

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Women’s Club planning their best event Fountain Hills Women’s Club is organizing another one of its most successful ventures: The Home Tour. The club has been in existence since 1974. During these years members have supported local organizations and community activities by raising funds through various activities. Among them have been fashion shows, wine, and tea parties and raffles. The most successful venture has been the home tours. The upcoming Home Tour is set for Saturday, March 5. Six homes will be featured and available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The six homes include a condo in the Village Town Center, a Loft at Plaza Waterfront, homes in Fire Rock, Eagle Mountain, Skyline and Sun Ridge Canyon. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the Community Center starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the tour. In addition to the tour, members will have a bake sale and a 50-50 raffle at the Community Center. While the tour is self-guided, shuttles, compliments of Fountain View Village, will be available for some of the gated communities. Visitors will be given per-

sonal attention by members and friends as they tour each property. The homes are unique with each owner sharing their special style and interest. Through the years the Women’s Club has used these funds to support the building of Community Center with a donation of $100,000; $10,000 to the River of Time Museum; $5,000 to the Community Theater; and $10,000 to the Senior Center to show its going commitment to support local activities. In the past year the club has donated funds to Extended Hands, Support for our Troops, and Spirit Education. In recent years members have used the bulk of their fundraising to give scholarships to women returning to education to further their careers and to high school students through the Golden Eagle Foundation. For more information about the Home Tour, call Barbara Horch at (480) 491-5982 or Susan Duganz at (480) 8161482. Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Chair Phyllis Crump at (480) 836-1626 has information about the organization and how to join.

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‘Alice’ on youth stage Fountain Hills Community Theater Youth Theater presents Alice in Wonderland in February. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 4 through 20. Tickets are $12 for youth 17 and younger and $15 for adults. Alice in Wonderland is an adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Follow Alice

Fountain Hills Community Theater has added additional performances of The Producers. Additional shows will be Thursday,

down the rabbit hole into a strange world populated by odd characters including the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Duchess, Red Queen, the Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar. Tickets are available at the box office in person, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., or by calling (480) 837-9661, ext. 3. Visit www. fhct.org for more information and reservations.

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Coin show Feb. 26 Numismatists rejoice! The Fountain Hills Coin Club brings its fourth coin show in two years to Fountain Hills Saturday, Feb. 26. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. The event features a gold coin raffle, silent auction and 20 to 25 dealers buying and selling their wares. Coin Club President John Gibson said other collector oriented clubs have been invited to participate as exhibitors at the coin show. “We want to make this a more community event to attract all types of hobbyists,� Gibson said. Among the invitees are the Fountain Hills Car Club and the Fountain Hills and Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society, which have committed

to attend. Pending are the Fountain Hills Doll Club, Questers Club and Clock and Watch Club. A fundraiser for the Fountain Hills Parent-Teacher Organization also will take place during the day. MidFirst Bank will be accepting change all through the day, and a portion of those donations will be matched by the bank. MidFirst will have its fundraising van onsite in the afternoon, featuring an interactive coin counter. Admission to the event is free. Each child visiting the show will receive a free coin from the Coin Club treasure box. Some 200 to 300 attendees are expected at the event. For more information, call Gibson at (480) 231-3896, or e-mail him at fountaincoins@cox.net.

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Fountain Hills Library The Fountain Hills Branch Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in honor of President’s Day. Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (602) 652-3000 for more information. The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located just outside the library, can be reached at (602) 6523263. The library is located at 12901 N. LaMontana Drive. For a complete listing of services, visit www.mcldaz.org. February activities are as follows: Children Happily Ever after on Thursday Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 -- 10 a.m. Story time especially for toddlers to age three. Stories, finger plays, rhymes and crafts for fun and for skill development of this age group. “Shapes” is February’s theme. Conference Room. Writing Box Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 – 4 p.m. Do you like crosswords, comics and word searches? Have you tried creating them. This eight-week workshop gives children a chance to compile an activ-

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Via Linda Senior Center Via Linda Senior Center will participate in Scottsdale’s “All Things Senior” expo and tradeshow Wednesday, Feb. 16. The event will be held at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Via Linda Senior Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, for the Presidents Day holiday. A Sweetheart Dance is set for Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Call the center for additional information. The center is located at 10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale. Regular center hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for other information, (480) 312-5810. Call the center for new schedules for

Museum sets annual poker fundraiser It’s that time of year when poker players can have their cake and eat it, too. The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum is hosting its annual poker tournament to raise money for the organization. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5, beginning at noon at the Fort McDowell Casino Poker Room Prizes are five $1,000 seats to the World Series of Poker and cash prizes for the winner’s table.. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will cut the ribbon to open the tournament. Posse members will be there selling sheriff collectibles. A “Learn to Play Poker” night is set for Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Fireside Grill in the Holiday Inn in Fountain Hills. Experienced dealers will bring tables and give lessons starting at 6 p.m. Free appetizers will be provided by the Fireside. For more information, call the Museum, (480) 837-2612.

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Activity Center for Seniors and Boomers The Activity Center for Seniors & Boomers has a number of special events planned for February. The center provides hundreds of opportunities each year for seniors, as well as other interested area residents. The Center has an annual membership of $15 effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. Membership is not limited to “seniors.” All adults 18 and older are eligible for membership. The Activity Center is located in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive Call (480) 816-5226 to register and for information. The following is a listing of February activities:

Special Presentations Pre-registration is required. Free with membership, and $3 fee if non-member. Health Talks by Spooner & Shaft, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9:15 a.m. Topic is “Fibromyalgia -- Tips to Manage your Pain.” Reference course #5562. Care Patrol “Free Advocate Service for Your Peace of Mind” presented by Sandy Messer, Certified Senior Advisor, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. - noon. Reference course #5611. Heart Attack --Fast/Early Action pre-

sented by Todd Fredrikson, RN, ER nurse at Scottsdale Healthcare, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m. Reference course #5546. Living With Memory Loss workshop presented by Maribeth Gallagher, MS, NP with Hospice of the Valley, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Reference course #5545. Heard Museum -- Hohokam and the O’odham. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. Reference course #5551. Sleep…Necessity and Disorders presented by John D. Roehrs, M.D., and Jeffrey Plemons, Sleep Disorders Center Supervisor, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1-2 p.m. Reference course #5566. Keeping Your Bones Healthy, presented by Elizabeth Sposito, RN, MSN-L, Supervisor II in the Total Joint Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Wednesday, March 9, 1-2 p.m. Reference course #5548. Special Event Sock Hop Dance -- Intergenerational, Friday, Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Live band, ‘50s outfit contest, hula-hoop contest. Refreshments: root beer floats, popcorn, and cake. Admission is one canned food item per person collected at the door for the Extended Hands Food Bank. Reference

course #5553. All ages welcome. Organized by the Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation and Activity Center for Seniors & Boomers.

New Programs Quilts N’ More, first and third Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Program is open to anyone who wants to join in the wonderful world of sewing and quilting. Activity Center membership is required. Dining for Wellness with Executive Chef Matt Hastings, Monday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February’s demonstration will center on healthy valentine treats. Reference course #5667. This is the second in a series. French for Travelers, Every Friday from March 4 to April 8, 10-11 a.m. Call the Center to register and reference course #5549.

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Frankie and Alice This film is based on the true story of Frankie Murdoch, a 1970s Los Angeles woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. Starring: Halle Berry Genre: Drama MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and some sexual content. Waiting for Forever A love story about two childhood friends. When the girl goes off to live her life, however, her best friend secretly follows in her footsteps, keeping her close without revealing his presence until she is at last ready to return home and reconnect with a simpler time in the wake of her father’s death. Starring: Rachel Bilson Genre: Drama, romance MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and some violence. Sanctum This 3D romp features a team of top spelunkers on a quest to chart the most beautiful and least accessible cave system on the planet. A tropical storm floods the cave, however, forcing the team deeper into its depths in search for an alternate route out. Starring: Richard Roxburgh Genre: Adventure, thriller MPAA Rating: Rating Pending.

Feb. 11 Drive Angry A violent 3D tale of a man driven by rage for the death of his daughter and the kidnapping of her baby. A man hits the road on a quest for vengeance, leaving many miles and an equal number of bodies in his wake. Starring: Nicolas Cage Genre: Action, thriller MPAA Rating: Rating Pending.

Cedar Rapids A small town man is in for the time of his life when he goes on a business trip in fast-paced Cedar Rapids. Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ed Helms, John C. Reilly Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: Rating Pending. Just Go with It In the hopes of wooing a beautiful young schoolteacher, a man gets his assistant to pretend she is his soon-to-be exwife in order to cover up a tiny lie. When the group end up in Hawaii on vacation together, things get a bit complicated. Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Adam Sandler Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: Rating Pending. The Eagle In the year 140 AD, a warrior and his slave must venture into hostile territory to reclaim a priceless heirloom. When the pair are ambushed, however, their roles are reversed and the soldier finds his life in the hands of his former servant. (cont. on page 14)

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sized table. There is a two item minimum in the showroom with a good selection of appetizers and food if you want a full meal. The Venue: This is an intimate comedy room that has a capacity of a little more than 100 seats. The stage is close no matter where you sit. It is a good setting for comedy with nice lighting and sound. The room is rectangular and there are small tables for drinks or appetizers but not really big enough for four people to have dinner. There are no distractions as the venue is devoted to comedy. It is a good room for comedy with the only drawback being that it is a little far north on Scottsdale Road to be considered part of the downtown Scottsdale bar scene. The Comedians: This is the only room in the Valley that seems to be taking a real run at competition with The Comedy Spot. Howard Hughes is the local comic who is booking the room and frequently serves as host. This is where he landed after the Sangria Lounge on the west side closed its operation. Like the Comedy Spot, he is booking out-of-town talent for the headliners and supplementing the show with local talent. The headliners generally will have good comedy credits and provide a fun show. Howard has access to a wide range of local performers and the only criticism I would make is that some of the performers I saw are not really ready for a venue of this quality. The shows I have seen at this venue were not well attended which could be attributed to any number of things. But, the headliners were good and I felt like the audience got decent value for the ticket price. Rating: cc+ This is a nice place to go if you want to get a Mexican dinner and then walk right into a comedy show. The overall quality of the show will be good, but be prepared for a few bumps along the comedy highway with openers or features who will not be as funny as the headliner. Vanishing on 7th Street When Detroit is plunged into a growing darkness, a group of terrified survivors find themselves alone in a once familiar city where everyone else has gone missing and the diminishing light appears to be the only thing keeping them safe. Starring: Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo Genre: Mystery, thriller MPAA Rating: Rating Pending. I Am Number Four A young man discovers he shares untold powers with three other individuals who have all died at the hands of a mysterious enemy. On the run for most of his life, the man finally decides to stand his (cont. on page 15)


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ground once he finally discovers a life, and a love, worth fighting for. Starring: Alex Pettyfer Genre: Sci-Fi, action MPAA Rating: Rating Pending. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son When FBI agent Malcom Turner’s nephew witnesses a murder at an all-girls

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The Grace Card A cop, angry at the world for the loss of his son, must learn to forgive if he’s ever to rebuild a life with his remaining family and a new partner. Starring: Michael Joiner Genre: Drama

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Historic North End of Yuma, Yuma Feb. 11-13 Celebrate the river and its role in Yuma’s story, and the engineering feats that made the desert bloom. www.visityuma.com. Free

Seventh Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo

Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek Feb. 18-20 A juried show which features 150 local and nationally-acclaimed artists with a variety of work from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, live music, food and artist demonstrations, and a farmers market,. www.sonoranartsleague.org. /festival.php Free

Fine Art Expo, Scottsdale Through Feb. 28 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment. Demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, cafe, musical entertainment on weekend. www.arizonafineartexpo.com. $8

Art on the Avenue & Farmers Market Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stroll the median on the Avenue of the Fountains and enjoy a rich talent of artists, jewelers, photographers and more. Farmers Market offers fresh produce and more. www.fhchamber.org. free

Third Annual Artists of Scottsdale Ranch Art Show Scottsdale Ranch Community Center Jan. 29, 11 a.m. 22 local artists specializing in fine art, stained glass, sculpture, water colors, oils, pastels, jewelry, mixed media, drawing and poetry. www.wix.com. /artscottsdaleranch/asr $

Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair Quartzsite Feb. 4-13, 8 a.m. Arts and crafts. www.tysonwells.com. Free

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Fountain Hills Feb. 5 Jewelry, textiles, paintings, photography, sculptures and other mediums on display for sale by local artists. First Saturday every month Plaza Fountainside, 10-4. Free

Art Safari Central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries Feb. 5 Walking tour of central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries, featuring exhibit openings and artist receptions, presented by Central

10th Annual Sonoran Arts League Festival of Fine Art

7th Annual Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk Scottsdale Arts Distric, Scottsdale Feb. 24, 7 p.m. The finale to Best of Scottsdale month wit music, munchies and more, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale. www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

25th Annual Great Fair Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills Feb. 25-27 480 juried artists andcraftspeople, food, live musical entertainment and beer garden. www.fountainhillschamber.com. or visitfhfm.com. Free

10th Annual Ceramics Studio Tour Various venues, Phoenix Feb. 26-27 Presents work of more than 40 professional ceramic artists in Phoenix metro area, a rare opportunity to view working and living spaces of participating artists and view demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques, functional and sculptural artwork on exhibit and for sale. www.asuartmuseum.asu.edu.studiotour. Free.

Annual Friends of Mexican Art Hacienda Tour & Mercado Four houses, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale Feb. 27 Intimate look at four homes in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area and the art collec-

tions their owners have amassed, the Mercado features local dealers in Mexican and Latin American art. www.friendsofmexicanart.org. $50

Book Signings Cowboy/Cowgirl Roundup Singing Wind Bookshop, Benson Jan. 30, 1 p.m. A gathering of coboy and cowgirl authors and poets. www.cityofbenson.com. $

Car Shows Motoring through Time Heritage and Science Park , Phoenix Feb. 5 Antique and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes (cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage travel trailers and others), On exhibit courtesy of Valley enthusiasts. www.phoenix.gov/parks/heritage.html Free

8th Annual Chandler Classic Car & Hot Rod Show Historic Downtown Chandler, Chandler Feb. 26 More than 300 classic cars and hot rods on display, a marketplace of merchandise, food and retail vendors, kid’s area of activities, music. www.chandleraz.gov or www.chandlercarshow.com. Free

Coin Shows Fountain Hills Spring Coin Show Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Feb. 26, 9 a.m. Hosted by The Fountain Hills Coin Club, this coin show will feature 20+ coin dealers, silent auctions, door prizes and a coin raffle. Children attending with an adult will recieve free coins from the Club Treasure Box at the coin club table. Affordable modern coins and collector coins of all values will be for sale at this show. Bring your Want List or if you are new to the hobby, bring your questions. Free.

Culinary Key Ingredients: America by Food Gila County Historical Society Museum Globe Through Feb. 28 Smithsonian exhibition of the country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions. Exhibits, oral history projects and publications, food festivals and cook-offs. Call or visit the website for entire schedule, prices, times. www.azhumanities.org. $


LET’S GO! February 2011 Valentine’s Day Food & Wine Pairing Grapeables Fine Wines and Wine Bar Fountain Hills Feb. 13 2 p.m. Delicious appetizers will be paired with wines. www.grapeableswinebar.com. $ Wine Education Class Grapeables Fine Wines and Wine Bar Fountain Hills Feb. 17 6:30 p.m. Certified Wine Specialist Damien Kanser will conduct a class on the wines of Italy. Cost includes course materials and wines. www.grapeableswinebar.com. $15 per person

Cultural African Art Village Tucson Through Feb. 13 Some 100 African exhibitors showcase African masks, beads, statues and other African artifacts from throughout the continent. $

21st Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Heard Museum, Phoenix Feb. 5-6 9:30 a.m. Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer, amazing performances of the intertribal hoop dance where each dancer weaves in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture, More than $30,000 in prize money, fry bread and Mexican food. www.heard.org. $4-$12

A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century Heard Museum, Phoenix Feb. 5-28 Features 30-plus pieces that epitomize the gradual change in Navajo weaving that took place from the 1970s into the 1990s, as a traditional craft transformed to include name artists. www.heard.org. $

21st Annual Chinese Week & Culture and Cuisine Festival Chinese Cultural Center, Phoenix Feb. 11-13 Sponsored by Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, Chinese cuisine, arts and crafts, the dragon and lion dance, folk dances, mah-jongg booth, martial arts demos, musical performances, photo exhibit, hands-on activities. Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. phoenixchineseweek.org. / Free, with $5 parking

18th Annual SW Indian Art Fair Arizona State Museum, Tucson Feb. 19-20 10 a.m. Southern Arizona’s Premier Indian Art Show and Market. Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award winning. Top-quali-

ty, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more, Artist demonstrations, Native food, music and dance performances. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu. $

27th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan Heritage Square, Phoenix Feb. 26-27 10:30 a.m. Highlights Japanese culture with entertainment, authentic crafts, food andfine arts, includes martial arts demos, Taiko drums andaudience participation in traditional Japanese folk dances. www.azmatsuri.org. Free

47th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix Feb. 26-27 7:30 a.m. Competitions, demonstrations, Highland dancers, ancient athletic events, children’s games, clan booths, food, artifact andclothing vendors andreenactment groups, massed pipes and drums. www.arizonascots.com. $5-$15

Dance Don Quixote Symphony Hall, Phoenix Feb. 10-13 Ballet Arizona performs the beloved romantic comedy about the delusional Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they set out to find Quixote’s imaginary lost love Dulcinea. Call the box office or visit the Website for exact times and days. www.balletaz.org. or www.ticketmaster.com. / baz. $17-$121

Sock Hop Dance Fountain Hills Community Center Feb. 11 6-9 p.m. ‘50s outfit contest, Hula Hoop contest. All ages welcome. RSVP at (480) 816-5200 and reference course #5553. Refreshments: Root beer floats, popcorn, and cake. Admission: One canned food item for the Extended Hands Food Bank, collected at the door. www.fh.az.gov/ seniors-specialevents.aspx

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75th Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open

Astronomy Open House

Tournament Players Club, Scottsdale Through Feb. 6 One of the PGA Tour’s most popular events with the largest crowds on the tour. www.wastemanagementphoenixopen.com. $20 per day, or ticket packages available

America - Economic Cross Roads Fountain Hills Community Center Jan. 27 7 p.m. Dr. Barry Asmus will speak on “America – Economic Cross Roads.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact the North Chapel office at 480-837-2353, or visit northchapel.net. for additional information.

21st Annaul High Noon Western Americana Antique Show Mesa Civic Center, Mesa Jan. 29-30 More than 200 quality western, Indian and fine art dealers. Fine western art, bits, boots, advertising, saloon, rugs, books, photography, more. Call or check website for times. www. highnoon.com. $10 per day; $15 for weekend.

55th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix Feb. 12-13 8 a.m. More than 600,000 books, paperbacks, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, record albums, puzzles and book-related items, most books are half price on Sunday. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.vnsabooksale.org. Free admission, $ parking

11th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Exposition University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Feb. 24-27 10 a.m. 300 exhibitors, the latest in adventure trips, hunting accessories, fishing gear and family fun, camping equipment, info about lodges, resorts, boating, seminars, contests and hands-on features. www.phoenix.sportsexpos.com. $7-$15; 12 and younger free

Family Fun 25th Annual Winterfest Arizona Snow Bowl, Flagstaff Feb. 1-28 Features more than 100 events including x-country and downhill skiing, winter sports, ice skating, snow sculpture, snow softball, parade, concerts, theater, art shows, historic tours, workshops and winter star gazing. Call or visit the Website for event

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Bateman Physical Sciences Bldg. H Wing, Tempe Feb. 25 8 p.m. Learn about the moon andplanets. www. astopenhouse.com. Free

Festvals Ninth Season of Native Trails Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 28 thorugh Feb. 25 Noon. Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. A series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across the state. Native American music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts and crafts, jewelry. Guest performers. Most Thursdays and Saturdays. www.culturequestscottsdale.com.

Sunday A’Fair Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 30 through Feb. 27 Noon Sundays. The Valley’s top entertainers, plus arts and crafts, children’s activities, docent-led tours, more. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. Free

17th Annual Chocolate Affaire Murphy Park, Glendale Feb. 4-6 A festival of chocolate andromance, gourmet cuisine and beverage,s horse drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta’s Candy Company. Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. www.visitglendale.com. Free

58th Annual Great Canadian Picnic South Mountain Park, Phoenix Feb. 5 11 a.m. Celebrate all things Canadian, with live music, games, chocolate bars, bring a picnic or purchase from Earls Grill. www.canadianpicnic. com. Free

11th Annual Pecan/Wine & Antique Festival Camp Verde Feb. 11-13 Features more than 40 antique dealers and locally grown pecans, 12 wineries, live entertainment and educational lectures on wine, grape and pecan growing, $12.50, Friday, noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.verdeentertainments.com. $12.50

63rd Annual Gold Rush Days Wickenburg Feb. 11-13 Senior pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts andcrafts, BBQ, gem show, mucking anddrilling contest, contests, fourth


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largest parade in the state on Saturday morning. www.outwickenburgway.com. Free; some events have admission fees.

Gems & Minerals

11th Annual Strong Beer Fest

11th Annual Desert Gardens International Gem and Mineral Show

Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix Feb. 19 1 p.m. A tasting of strong beers (and others) from Arizona breweries and guest breweries around the Southwest and California, musical entertainment. www.azbrewguild.com. $35$40

86th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros -- Tucson Rodeo & Parade Tucson Rodeo Grounds, Tucson Feb. 19-27 1 p.m. Top contestants in the sport of rodeo, vying for a share of more than $350,000 in prize money, this PRCA rodeo is America’s largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; standard events as well as special acts, clowns, little buckaroos in Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo anda parade on Thursday. www.tucsonrodeo.com. $16-$26

Film 15th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival United Artists Theaters, Phoenix Feb. 12-27 7 p.m. Features six films, one each evening at 7 pm, Also a Gala, films aimed at both younger and older audiences. www.gpjff.org. $

17th Annual International Film Festival & Workshop Sedona theaters, Sedona Feb. 20-27 Hot new domestic and international films screened prior to release, documentary and animation features, features, shorts, film making workshop, filmmakers introduce their films andhost Q and A sessions. www.sedonafilmfestival.com. $10-$250

Silent Saturdays Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix Feb. 26 7 p.m. Classic silent films accompanied by Ron Rhode on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. this week’s feature is Jack Holt and Noah Berry in Wild Horse Mesa. www.silentsundays.info. $10-$15

Fundraisers Annual Poker Tournament -Fountain Hills and Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society Fort McDowell Casino Feb. 5 Noon. A fundraiser for The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. www.riveroftimemuseum.org. $

Quartzsite Through Feb. 28 9 a.m. www.mines.az.gov. $

American Gem Trade Association Tucson Convention Center Feb. 1-6 Primarily high-end loose colored gemstones and pearls, with some finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, MJSA jewelry suppliers, gem instruments. www.agta.org. $

Annual Prospectors’ Day Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum , Phoenix Feb. 19 10 a.m. Gem and mineral displays, gold panning demos and equipment, dealers and door prizes, kid’s activities, identification of rocks and minerals. www.mines.az.gov. Free

Horses Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show WestWorld, Scottsdale Jan. 29 throgh Feb. 6 8 a.m. One of the top ten American Quarter Horse shows in the country. The circuit is full of six shows including three youth shows. All events are offered in English and Western jumping. Competition for more than $200,000 in awards and prize money. www.suncircuit. com. Free

Winter Classic Hunter/Jumper Show Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson Feb. 16-20 Check for exact times. www.swfair.com. $

56th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Exp WestWorld, Scottsdale Feb. 17-27 8 a.m. Largest event of its kind in the world. Some 2,200 of the world’s most beautiful Arabians, Half-Arabians and National Show Horses in competition. Celebrities, barn parties, more than 300 vendor booths, international cuisine, exhibitors sell artwork, jewelry, equine gifts, horse care products. www.scottsdaleshow.com. $7-$15

Music Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares Phoenix Symphony Hall Jan. 28-30 A concert of cinematic masterpieces with music from some of the greatest epics and thrillers. Part of the APS Pops Series. With the Phoenix Symphony, led by Conductor James Sedares. Concert times vary. Call or visit online for times and days. www.phoenixsymphony.org. $18 and up

Pinal County 25th Annual Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival Pinal County Fairgrounds, Casa Grande Jan. 28-30 9 a.m. Famous fiddler and bluegrass musicians, old-time fiddlers, demonstrations of exotic birds, live entertainment, classic car show, antique tractor pull. www.pinalcountyfair.com. $6

30th Annual Winter Concert of Russian Music and Dance Tucson Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, Tucson Jan. 28-30 Orpheus performs russian folk songs as guest of the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra. 7:30 and 2 p.m. Check website for times and ticket prices. www.sonsoforpheus.org. $

Asleep at the Wheel Yavapai College Performance Hall, Prescott Jan. 29 7:30 p.m. Famed western-swing, boogie and roots music band. www.yc.edu $30-$60

Phoenix Boys Choir Mini-Concert Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix Feb. 3 5:30 p.m. The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites. www.phoenixboyschoir.org. $10

Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s Second Annual Festival MIM Music Theater, Phoenix Feb. 7 7:30 p.m. Featuring Opus One with David Shifrin, artistic director and clarinetist, and Ani Kavafian, violinist. www.theMIM.org. or www.phoenixchambermusicsociety.org. $

Arizona Music Fest -- The 20th Anniversary Reunion Band

Imagine -- Broadway to Beatles Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale Feb. 18-20 8 p.m. Featuring Carolyn Eynon Singers. www.asuevents.asu.edu. $20

Munch and Music featuring Fountain Hills Community Band Fountain Hills Community Center Feb. 18 12:15 p.m. A series of noontime concerts. Local musicians present the free half-hour programs. Free

Cirque de la Symphonie Phoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix Feb. 25-27 The Phoenix Symphony and conductor Michael Krajewski, amazing acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and storngmen perform to the backdrop of classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music, part of the APS Pops Series. Call or visit website for times and tickets. www.phoenixsymphony.org. $18 and up

Nature Becoming an Outdoors Woman Saguaro Lake Ranch, Saguaro Lake Jan. 28-30 Women can learn adventure and life skills. For women 18 and older who can learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook in Dutch ovens, outdoor photography, nature hikes and more. Cost includes meals, lodging and classes. www.azwildlife.org. $420

Parades 58th Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo Parade Downtown Scottsdale, Scottsdale Feb. 19 9 a.m. Trail’s End Party follows the parade. www.paradadelsol.org. Free

Scottsdale First Assembly, Scottsdale Feb. 11 The perfect opportunity for jazz lovers or newcomers to the genre to be immersed in straight ahead jazz. Players include Ken Peplowski (clarinet), Byron Stripling (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Eric Schneider (sax), Derek Smith (piano), Jay Leonhardt (bass) and bob Breithaupt (drums). www.azmusicfest.org. $

86th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

Annual Quilting in the Desert

Mesa Arts Center Feb. 17 7:30 a.m. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned works. www. MesaArtsCenter.com. $46-$66

Rodeo Parade route Feb. 24 9 a.m. World’s longest non-motorized parade, 200 entries including western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians. www.tucsonrodeo.com. $4-$6 for bleacher seats; free along parade route

Quilting Four Points Sheraton, Phoenix Through Jan. 29 9 a.m. Educational seminar for quilters from beginners to advanced. Internationally recognized techers present workshops in various quilting techniques. Some free events. www.quiltcamp.com. $30 registration plus workshop fees


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Rodeos 66th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo

Theater A Raisin in the Sun

Yuma County Fairgrounds Feb. 11-13 1 p.m. PRCA sanctioned rodeo that draws top cowboys and cowgirls from all around the Turquoise Circuit and beyond, also a rodeo parade on Saturday morning and rodeo dances on Friday and Saturday evenings. www.yumajaycees.org. $

Scottsdale Desert Stages, Through Feb. 28 A story that takes place for a few weeks in the lives of the Younger family, an AfricanAmerican family living in South Chicago in the late 1940s. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. www.desertstages.org. $22

47th Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo/Event Center, Apache Junction Feb. 25-27 10 a.m. Rodeo, carnival, rodeo dance, food, vendors, BLM Wild Horse Auction. www. apachejunctioncoc.com. or www. lostdutchmandays.org. Free

58th Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo WestWorld, Scottsdale Feb. 25-27 Rodeos, major dances, concerts, live country western music, children’s activities. Friday and Saturday. 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. www. paradadelsol.org. $

Runs / Walks Runner’s Den Classic Road Race Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix Feb. 6 7 a.m. 5 Mile, 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun run/ walk. www.getsetaz.com. or www.arizonaroadracers.com. $

Phoenix Start! Heart Walk Tempe Beach Park, Tempe Feb. 26 8 a.m. A 5K or one-mile noncompetitive fundraising followed by a Heart Healthy Festival, health screenings, interactive and educational booths, live band, kid’s games, celebrity appearances. www.PhoenixHeartWalk.org. Free

Skiing

Arizona Cup Classic Style Ski Race Flagstaff Nordic Center Jan. 30 9 a.m. 15K Classic (diagonal-stride) style ski race on well-groomed trails. Race both classic and freestyle to compete for the Arizona Cup, Arizona’s only cross coutnry ski race series. www.flagstaffnordiccenter.com. $

Arizona Cup Freestyle/Skate Ski Race Flagstaff Nordic Center, Flagstaff Feb. 27 9 a.m. Skate (freestyle) ski race on groomed ski trials, all day trail pass included. www. FlagstaffNordicCenter.com. $40

Annual Madrigal Feaste Fiesta Fountains, Mesa Through Feb. 28 6 p.m. Celebrating 15th century life in this historical, hysterical entertainment extravaganza. Dinner, drink and entertainment is included in the price. The event is appropriate for those ages 13 and older. Saturday’s show is at 6 p.m.; it is as 1 p.m. Sunday. www.stcpa.org. $40

Bye Bye Birdie Scottsdale Desert Stages Through Feb. 18 An Elvis-like celebrity, Conrad Birdie, receives his draft notice and a national contest is created to send him off with a kiss from one lucky female fan. The Broadway favorite includes tunes including Kids, Put on a Happy Face, The Telephone Hour and Bye, Bye Birdie. www.desertstages.org. $

Chicago Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Mesa Through Feb. 12 A jazzy tale detailing the trials and tribulations of two famed merderesses, Roxy Hart and Thelma Kelly, who use their ways to avoid the gallows. Call for times. www.broadwaypalmwest.com. $

Go, Dog, Go! Tempe Center for the Arts Through Feb. 28 P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s story springs to life on stage. Call or visit the website for days and times. www.childsplayaz.org. $12-$25

No Way to Treat a Lady Phoenix Theater Through Jan. 30 Theatrically charged musical comedy/thriller about a publicity crazed actor turned serial killer and the charming detective who pursues him. Visit the website for days, times, ticket prices www.phoenixtheatre.com. $

Alice in Wonderland Fountain Hills Community Theater Feb. 4-20 The delighful adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. www.fhct.org. $12-$15.

This Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix Through Feb. 6 By Melissa James Gibson. The story about Jane, a promising poet without a muse, a single mother without lessons to pass along and her dating life. This witty, un-romantic comedy captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends moving toward middle age. Visit the website for times, days and ticket information. www.atphx.org. $

Ragtime! The Musical Mesa Encore Theater, Mesa Jan. 27 through Feb. 6 The acclaimed musical won numerous awards after opening in 1998. The powerful story of life in turn-of-the-century America, it is a relevant tale for today. The play is based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, intertwining stories of three familes as they confront history’s contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America. www.mesaartscenter.com. $

The Desperate Hours Theater Works, Peoria Jan. 28-Feb. 12 A fresh approach to a classic crime drama. An ordinary Midwest family is invaded by a trio of escaped criminals. Call or visit the website for times and ticket prices. www.theaterworks. org. $

Unstoppable Me! Greasepaint Theatre, Scottsdale Jan. 28-Feb. 6 Two young kids, their parents and a magical bird discover how to hold on to no-limit thinking rather than just trying to fit in. Good for children in grades kindergarten through fourth. Call or check online for times. www.cookiecompany.org. $15

The Producers Fountain Hills Community Theater Through Feb. 6 The biggest hit in Broadway history..when a Broadway producer realizes a flop can make more money than a hit, it’s musical mayhem. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. www.fhct.org. $25

Dixie Swim Club Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Carefree Feb. 3-20 The Phoenix-area premier of this american comedy. Five Southern women become friends on their college swim team, they develop close

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relationships that last throughout their lives. www.desertfoothillstheater.com. $

Menopause the Musical Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Feb.8-27 11 a.m. A parody of 25 classic baby boomer hits, who’s lyrics have been re-written, celebrates women who are about to, in the middle of, or have survived “the change.” Call or visit the Website for times and days. www. MesaArtsCenter.com. $42

Monty Python’s Spamalot Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix Feb. 17-20 9 a.m. A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail, flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers. Call or visit the website for times and prices. www.theaterleague.com. $

The Sound of Music Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Mesa Feb. 17-28 The world’s favorite musical featuring a cast of national professional actors and a score of lovable local children. www.BroadwayPalmWest.com. $

9 to 5: The Musical ASU Gammage, Tempe Feb. 22-27 Based on the hit movie, the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world. www.asugammage.com. $

Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman Paradise Valley Community College Feb. 25 7:30 p.m. The story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. Features Desert Dance Theatre, narration, African drumming and music, accompaniment by String Sounds and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist. www.DesertDanceTheatre.org. $8-$12


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Business partners Natacha Cruikshank, left and Lou Molinari participated in a recent home and garden expo, demonstrating and selling their Perfect Display Kits, a simple three-piece package used to enhance tabletop décor.

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As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Natacha Cruikshank and her business partners Lou Molinari and Cesar Flores put that maxim to work recently. They have come up with the “Perfect Display Kit,” a simple, three piece package used to decorate tabletops. Each piece is plastic and of a different height. Used separately in a display, the kit creates a finished, professional look to any event.

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“You can use the kit for special events such as wedding or baby showers,” Cruikshank said. “The kit enables you to have a more interesting display of food and décor.” The kit takes the place of different sized boxes that people may use to create a look. “This is so much easier, and it is very easy to store,” Cruikshank added. The trio participated in the recent Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, displaying and selling their Perfect Display Kit. The kits also are available online at www.theperfectdisplay.com. Each set, which comes complete with a polyester black drape, $29.99 plus shipping and handling. Cruikshank said the kits can be customized at home. “You can use your own drape to create a look for your party or shower,” she said. “You can be really creative and have fun with your display. Using more than one kit is another way to customize your table. There are a lot of possibilities.” Cruikshank, Molinari and Flores are working on other models for their company. “We have some other designs in mind,” Cruikshank said. “We’ll put new things on the Website when they become available.” Call (480) 229-7412 for additional information. Cruikshank is married to Let’s Go Advertising Representative Brent Cruikshank.


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Japanese Cuisine & Sushi

20% OFF Your Bill

• Burgers • Pizza • Sliders •Sandwiches • Subs • Hot Dogs Soups/Salads • Fish, Meat, Chicken Entrees • Steak • Ribs And Much More!

Does not include drinks or alcoholic beverages. Not combined with any other offer. Exp 2/28/11

Open for Lunch & Dinner

SAKURA INN

16852 East E t Parkview P k i A Ave. (480) 816-8200

11883 N. Saguaro Blvd. 836-8008 or 836-8300

Open 7 Days a Week

480.837.4201 Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Served with our pickled chili aioli 11.79 Chicken Wings BBQ-Buffalo- Sriracha Teriyaki 8.99 Tres Fish Tacos Cornmeal crusted Alaskan cod 7.79 Smoked Chicken Blue Corn Tostada Served with melted pepper jack cheese 7.59 Onion Rings Served with dijon horseradish cream 5.79

Shrimp Cocktail Classic shrimp cocktail 9.79

480.837.4201

Soup/Salads/Wraps Soup of the day Ask your server about our daily homemade soup 3.99

Call for Take-Out

House Salad Crisp field greens, cucumber, tomato, red onion, croutons 4.99 Soup and Salad Bowl of homemade soup and a small house or caesar salad 7.79 Classic Caesar Salad $7.99 Add: Grilled or Panko Chicken 3.79 Seared Salmon 4.79 Filet Mignon* 5.79

Bruchetta Roasted peppers, artichokes, olives, garlic 7.99 Warm Goat Cheese and Spinach Salad $10.79 Add: Grilled or Panko Chicken 3.79 Hummus and Veggie Plate Seared Salmon 4.79 Filet Mignon* 5.79 Traditional and roasted red pepper hummus 5.79 Chicken Tortilla Salad Field greens, tomato, onion, shredded cheese, Loaded Potato Skins black beans, avocado and sour cream 9.59 Crispy, fried potato skins 6.79 Fountini Steak Cobb Salad* Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders Choice Filet mignon, field greens, blue cheese, Hand breaded and served with honey mustard bacon, avocado, egg, red onion and mushrooms 8.79 16.79 Crispy Calamari Hand cut and served with marinara 8.79

Voted B Out D est oor Dining

Mon. & Tues. 9am-3pm • Fri. & Sat. 9am-9pm • Sun., Wed. & Thurs. 9am-8pm

Much, Much More!

Appetizers

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Chicken Caesar Wrap Grilled or panko chicken, mixed with our classic caesar salad wrapped in a flour tortilla. Choice of side 7.99

Chicken Veggie Wrap Rustic Potato Chips Grilled or panko chicken, spinach, cucumber, Served with our spicy ancho rancho sauce 4.79 tomato, onion, and balsamic vinaigrette 7.99 Spinach Artichoke Dip Sandwiches/Burgers Blend of spinach and artichokes in a rich cream BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich sauce 8.79 Slow roasted pork and rich BBQ sauce 8.79

is proud to introduce Its NEW MENU!! Happy Hour Drink Specials • Appetizer Specials

7 DAYS A WEEK! 4 pm - 7 pm New Early Bird Special Daily 4 to 6 pm 3 Course Menu Soup or Salad Choose from 3 specially prepared Entrees and dessert ONLY $15 per person Menu & prices subject to change.

Fountini Steak Panini* Flat iron steak, provolone cheese, and grilled onions 8.99 Rueben Shaved corned beef, thousand island, swiss cheese 9.99 Turkey Club Panini Oven roasted turkey, swiss cheese, bacon, avocado, and sprouts 8.79 Traditional Club Layers of turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, on choice of bread 8.99 Cheeseburger Half pound grilled Angus burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion 8.99

Pan Seared Salmon Garnished with basil marinated vine ripe tomato salad. Served with risotto and sautéed vegetables 16.99 Crispy Chicken Bowl Tempura chicken tossed in choice of ginger soy sauce or sesame orange glaze. Served over jasmine rice and vegetable stir fry 14.79 Substitute shrimp add 3.00 Garlic Roasted Chicken Breast Served with Parmesan risotto, truffle broth and sautéed vegetables 14.99 Grilled Pork Tenderloin Served with a Kahlua pork blini, apple chutney and sautéed vegetables 17.59

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger* Half pound grilled Angus burger topped with applewood smoked bacon 10.79

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi Drizzled with an orange curry sauce and served with jasmine rice and soy glazed vegetables 18.79

Red Chile Cheddar Burger* Half pound grilled Angus burger topped with a roasted green chile and cheddar cheese 9.79

Basil Alfredo Fettuccini 11.99 Add: Grilled Chicken 3.79 Seared Salmon 4.79 Sautéed Shrimp 4.99

Fountini Burger* Half pound grilled Angus burger topped with BBQ onion, pepper jack cheese 10.79

Fish and chips Hand battered cod, fried until golden brown, served with fries, ancho slaw, and our homemade tartar sauce 12.99

Patty Melt* Half pound grilled Angus, grilled onion 8.99 Low Carb Burger* Half pound grilled Angus burger on a bed of lettuce, with tomato, onion, and pickles 7.99

Seasoned Ribeye* *12 oz Choice Black Angus served with loaded roasted baby potatoes and sautéed vegetables 20.99

Fountini Filet* *Applewood smoked bacon wrapped choice Seasonal Crab Stuffed Alaskan Cod beef tenderloin with horseradish mashed Topped with our red onion jam and served with potatoes and lavender béarnaise braised cucumbers, spinach and jasmine rice 17.79 Petite 4 oz 16.59 Large 8 oz 28.79

Entrees

13407 N. La Montana Drive • Located across from Bashas’ • Open 7 Days a Week 4pm - Close


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Nature Created The Views. Alchemy Creates the Experience.

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Come Taste the Magic.

Open Tues. - Sat. Lunch • Dinner • Winebar Inspired American Cuisine

Catering inquiries ask for Julie Jones Room Reservations at CopperWynd Call: 480-522-1031

480.333.1880 • www.alchemy360az.com • SCOTTSDALE - FOUNTAIN HILLS

The Krazy Greeks Are Back at it Again! Doing the Original Jimmy’s Menu

2 Gyros and Fries Only

$10.00 exp 2/28/11

Serving our famous Gyros, Ribs, Subs, Burgers, Pasta & much more Still one of the cleanest restaurants in Maricopa County

Now Serving Beer & Wine

16758 Glenbrook Blvd. (Next To Sweet Town) 480-837-1557 Tues. - Sat. 11am - 8pm • Closed Sunday & Monday

11044 N. Saguaro Blvd. • Fountain Hills 480-837-1070 1112 E. Carefree Hwy. Desert Hills • 623-780-5948

6248 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek • 480-488-1752


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D N NG GU DE Asian Dining Big Eye Sushi Bar 14144 N. 100th St.. Scottsdale (480) 862-7874 Japanese Sushi Canton Dragon Chinese Cuisine 10190 N. 90th St., #101 Scottsdale (480) 451-8866 Chen’s Garden 16720 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills (480) 816-8880 Chinese Flo’s Chinese Restaurant 15027 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale (480) 661-8883 Chinese cuisine George & Son’s Asian Cuisine 11291 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 661-6336 Asian variety Hiro Sushi 9393 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 314-4215 Sushi and sashimi Jade Palace 9160 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 391-0607 Chinese Katana Sushi and Grill 16425 E. Palisades Blvd., #103 Fountain Hills 99 (480) 837-2399 se Sushi, Japanese Ling & Louie’s’s Asian Bar and Grill 9397 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 767-5464 64 Asian-inspiredd cuisine Noodles Sushiya at Fort McDowell Casino Highway 87, two miles north of Shea Boulevard Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424 Japanese variety

Oriental Garden Super Buffet 8909 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 362-1530 Asian, more Osha Thai Cafe 109 10953 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Sc Scottsdale (4 (480) 767-1440 Pe Pei Wei Asian Diner 148 14835 E. Shea Blvd Founta Fountain Hills (480) 837-09 837-0926 Pan Asian cuisine cu Ping’s Café 17115 E. Shea Blvd., #100 Fountain Hills (480) 816-1827 Chinese Red House Restaurant 8902 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 860-8888 inese New York style Chinese cuisine Sakura Inn 11883 N. Saguaroo Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 836-8008 Japanese cuisine and sushi bar Satori Sushi 10115 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale (480) 419-6676 Japanese cuisine Swaddee Thai Cuisine 8989 E. Via Linda #101 Scottsdale (480) 391-8900 YC’s M Mongolian Grill 9120 EE. Indian Bend Rd. Sco Scottsdale (4 (480) 948-8011 “C “Create your own stir-fry”

Bars Alamo Saloon 11807 Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-5699 Degree 270 Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

Flapjacks et. al. 16608 E. Palisades Blvd., #162 Fountain Hills (480) 837-2910 House specialties, waffles, sandwiches, salads.

Floating Night Owl at Fort McDowell Casino Highway 87, two miles north of Shea Boulevard Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424

Good Egg 11162 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 6657-3809 Breakfa Breakfast and lunch

Lucky 7 Saloon at Fort McDowell Casino Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424 Palo Verde Lounge Talking Stick Resort Talkin 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Rd Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606 (48 Shadows Sha Talking Stick Resort Ta 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. 98 Salt River Pima Community Sa (480) 850-8606 Video Bar at Fort McDowell Casino Highway 87, two miles north of Shea Boulevard Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424

Breakfast & more Butterfields Pancake House 7388 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 951-6002 Breakfast and lunch

La Tartine T 16650 E. Palisades Blvd., #103 Founta Fountain Hills (480) 816-4222 Authentic French bakery

DJ’s Bagel Caféé 13693 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 8374155 Bagel sandwiches, hes, breakfast items, salads salads.

Simply Sweets Custom Cake Studio 9393 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 307-6461 Cakes, cupcakes and chocolates

Dunkin Donuts 11218 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Scottsdale (480) 860-0036 Donuts, coffee, deli items and more

BBakeries

10240 N. 90th St. Phone number not listed at press time Einstein Bros. Bagels 10250 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 451-1796

IHOP 8950 EE. Mountain View Rd. Scottsd Scottsdale (480) 6661-8217 Ov Over Easy Café 99375 E. Bell Rd. Sc Scottsdale (480 (480) 27-3447 Breakfast fare with some lunch items Village Inn 10652 N. 89th Place Scottsdale (480) 451-1962

Candy Chocofin Chocolatier 13404 N. LaMontana tana Drive, #2 Fountain Hills (480) 836-7444 Handmade chocolates, desserts and ice cream bistro. GoodyTwos Toffee Company 10953 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 575-0737 Handcrafted candy Handcra Painted Pretzel Pa 99160 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale Sc (480) 656-3382 (4 Gourmet chocolate covered pretzels Go

Coffee Plantation 14144 N. 100th St. Scottsdale (480) 314-3488 MountainView Coffee Company 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., #17 Fountain Hills (480) 816-9490 Starbuck’s 16425 E. Palisades Blvd. # 101 Near Blockbuster Fountain Hills (480) 816-6969 16815 E Shea Blvd. # 106A Target Center Fountain Hills (480) 837-14866 13733 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Safeway Fountain Hills (480) 837-02877 11475 E. Via Linda Albertson’s Scottsdale (480) 767-0819 11275 E. Via Linda Safeway Scottsdale (480) 451-0006 9051 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 362-1297 10135 E. Via V Linda Scottsdale (480) 3391-0517 99301 E. Shea Blvd. Sc Scottsdale (480) 661-8184 10500 N. 90th St. Barnes & Noble Scottsdale (480) 391-0048 10450 N. 90th St. Fry’s Scottsdale (480) 661-0001

Coffeee

15029 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale 480-767-0902

Coffee Garden Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

Tully’s Coffee 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 314-3786

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D N NG Creole Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

Chipotle Mexican Grill 15035 N Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale (480) 661-5650

Delis

9301 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 860-6901

Chompie’s 9301 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 860-0475

Jack in the Box 14842 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 614-2665

Fountain Hills Express p ess 11829 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-3236 New York Deli at Fort McDowell Casino Highway 87, two miles evard north of Shea Boulevard Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424 Schlotzsky’s Deli 10070 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 657-9449

Fast Food Arby’s 17224 E. Shea Blvd Fountain Hills (480) 837-4999 11054 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd Scottsdale (480) 657-6817 9049 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480)362-1068 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill 14858 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 614-0338 Mexican favorites Burger King 13725 Fountain Hills Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-0767 Open daily 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 11307 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 314-3313

McDo McDonald’s 16936 E. Shea Blvd. 1693 Fou Fountain Hills (480) 837-0033 (4 11 E. Via Linda 11425 Scottsdale Scott (480) 614-8211 61 9140 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 443-0080 9251 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 451-1803 Panda Express 14850 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 614-0290 Quiznos Subs Soups Salads 13525 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-5354 99301 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 391-9960 SSamurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill 1010 10105 E. Via Linda Scottsdal Scottsdale (480) 614-3555 Taco Bell 17230 E. Shea Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-2602 9059 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 596-1260 10130 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 451-4175

11072 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 767-0257 Wendy’s 17218 E. Shea Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-2551

Greek

Italian/Casual

Jimmy’s Krazy Greek reek 16758 E. Glenbrookk Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-1557

Andreoli Italian Grocer 8880 E. Via V Linda Scottsdale Scot (4 (480) 614-1980

9380 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 661-8217

Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt

Whataburger 9990 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 767-9281

Chilly Bean Café 9375 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale (480) 473-5820

Gelato

Cold Stone Creamery 14848 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 614-3206

Gelato Maker 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 767-2287 La Scala Creamery 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., #7 Fountain Hills (480) 816-1111

Golf Course Restaurants Grille at Eagle Mountain 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Parkway Fountain Hills (480) 816-1248 Steakhouse at Desert Canyon 104440 E. Indian Wells Drive Fountain Hills (480) 837-1561 SunRidge Canyon Ridge Room 13100 N. SunRidge Drive Fountain Hills ills (480) 8375396 Tonto Verde Clubhouse Dining 18401 El Circulo Drivee Rio Verde (480) 471-0438 0438 WeKoPa Grill WeKoPa Golf Course Fort McDowell (480) 789-8713

10450 N. 90th St. Fry’s Scottsdale Dairy Queen 11219 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 614-5981 rozen Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt 9397 E. Shea Blvd.. Scottsdale (480) 767-1129 Mix n Lix Yogurtt 9301 E. Shea Blvd.. Scottsdale (480) 588-5888 Orange Leaf Self-Serve Yogurt 11144 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale (480) 551-7238 (480 Swe Sweet Republic 9160 E. Shea Blvd. Sco Scottsdale (480) 248-6979 Swe Sweet Town 1675 16754 N. Glenbrook Foun Fountain Hills (480) 836-0101 (480 Yogurtology 15029 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale (480) 451-6900

EEuro Pizza Café 1 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills Fo (480 (480) 836-0207 Pastas, pizzas, seafood, salads and sandwich sandwiches, beautiful views. Open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mama’s Pizza Cucina 14700 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 314-4659 Marco’s Italian Bistro 10855 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 100 Scottsdale (480) 767-3933 Nick’s Italian Restaurant 13910 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 314-9445 Homemade pasta, pizza, seafood and more Re Redendo’s Pizzeria and Pas Pasta 116948 E. Shea Blvd. #104 Fountain Hills (480) 816-1356 Piz Pizza, pasta Reden Redendo’s 14700 NN. FFrankk Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 767-3887 Sapori D-Italia 11865 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-9335 Spinato’s Pizza 11108 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 391-2347 Streets of New York 16841 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 101 Fountain Hills (480) 837-3730 9301 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 391-1900


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G GU DE Italian/Fine Appian Way 17149 N. Amhurst Drive Fountain Hills (480) 836-7899 Basilico Italian Restaurant 10155 E. Via Linda, Suite H134 Scottsdale (480) 451-0422 Casa Mia Cucina Italiana 11675 N. 136th St. Scottsdale (480) 3140365 Terra Nostra 13014 N. vd. Saguaro Blvd. lls Fountain Hills (480) 837-3557 Tesoro Ristorante Italiano 11219 E. Via Linda, #D1 Scottsdale (480) 767-1990

Que Bueno Restaurant 13207 N. La Montana Drive Fountain Hills (480) 837-2418 Señor Taco 16948 E. Shea Blvd Fountain Hills (480) 816-8226

Middle Eastern Fare Pars Persian Cuisine 11144 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale Scottsdal (480) 551-3222 PPita Jungle 77366 E. Shea Blvd. Sc Scottsdale (48 (480) 947-7482 Pita Roo Room 14835 E. Shea Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-4346

Pizza

Tutti Santi 9011 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 391-2222

Amoré Pizza, Subs, Wings 10101 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale (480)513-9555

Mexican Food

Barro’s Pizza 8940 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 302-6555

Ajo Al’s 90th Street and Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 860-2611 Blue Adobe “Santa Fe” Grille 10885 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 314-0550 El Encanto del Fuente guaro Blvd. 11044 N. Saguaro Fountain Hillss 070 (480) 837-1070 Manuel’s Mexican Food 8809 E. Mounntain View Rd.. Scottsdale (480) 661-1587 Piñata Nueva 14850 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 314-0242

Domino’s Pizza 11445 E. Via Linda DR #8 Scottsdale (480) 614-3077 Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta 16740 E. Palisades Blvd. Fountain Hills 837-7100 (480) 837 P John’s Pizza Papa 111300 E. Via Linda Scottsdale Sc (480) 603-1333 (48

Pizza Hut 11291 E. Via Linda #128 Scottsdale (480) 6616500 Rosati’s Pizza 12605 N. Saguaro Blvd., #4 Fountain Hills (480) 836-8400 Rosati’s Pizza 10855 N. 116th St. Scottsdale (480) 657-9333 Uncle Sam’s 10520 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 419-1111 Yo Pauly’s New York Pizza Co. 8880 E. Via Linda

Sandwiches Cousins Subs 10240 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 860-6444 Subway 13771 N. Fountain Hills Blvd Fountain Hills (480) 816-9305 16841 E Shea Blvd # 103 Fountain Hills (480) 81665803 11339 E. Via Linda, #176 Scottsdale (480) 661-8286

Smoothies Jamba Juice Safeway Saf 13733 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. 13 Fountain Hills Fo (480) 837-0287 (4 Robek’s Juice Ro 9301 EE. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale Scottsda (480) 76 767-3868

Southwestern/ Eclectic

Saddle Bronc Grill 11056 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-5900 The Office Bar & Grill 10767 N. 116th St. Scottsdale (480) 614-2444 Sandwiches, salads, great drinks. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Parkview Taphouse 16828 E. Parkview Ave. Fountain Hills (480) 837-5210

Ahnala 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd. at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino Fort McDowell (480) 789-5300

Players Sports Bar Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

Alchemy Restaurant & Wine Bar 10438 N. Eagle Ridge Drive Fountain Hills/Scottsdale (480) 333-1880

Temple Bar Sports Grill 17050 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale (480) 429-4520

Dragonfly Café 10135 E. Via Linda, Unit C-120 Scottsdale (480) 614-5516

Tavern Grill 8880 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 614-5254

Orange Sky Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

orts Grill Versus Sports 9030 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 7679464

Renegade Canteen 9343 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale Scott ((480) 614-9400 VVU Bistro 14 E. Shea Blvd. 14815 Fountain Hills Fount (480) 816-5690

Sports Bars

9015 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 314-0021

All-American Sports Grill 16872 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills (480) 816-4625

Pizza Pisa Piz 16650 EE. Palisades Blvd., #100 Fountain Hills (480) 836-1233

14144 N. 100th St. Scottsdale 480-767-3536

Bruno’s Sports Bar and Grille 16737 E. Parkview Ave. Fountain Hills (480) 836-0770

Pizza Hut 13693 Fountain Hills Blvd Ste. # 103 Fountain Hills (480) 837-5566

Vermont Sandwich Company 8880 E. Via Linda, #104 Scottsdale (480)767-1751

Goldie’s Neighborhood Sports Cafe 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale (480) 451-6269

Zipps Sports Grillll 14148 N. 100th St.. Scottsdale (480)314-4600

Tapas/Caribbean Sofrita’s 16848 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills (480) 816-5316

Variety 18° Neighborhood Grill 9375 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale (480) 344-COLD (2653) 5 and Diner 9069 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 949-1957


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D N NG GU DE 92nd Street Café 9160 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 860-4003

Cottonwood Cafe At Fort McDowell Casino Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424

Fireside Grill 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-9047

Phil’s Filling Station 16852 E. Parkview Ave., Ste. 2 Fountain Hills (480) 816-8200

Sweet Tomatoes 9029 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale (480) 991-6010

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 10460 N. 90th St. Scottsdale (480) 391-3535

Courtyard Café in the Courtyard by Marriott 13444 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale (48 860-4000 (480)

Fountain Bowl 16737 E. Parkview Ave. Fountain Hills (480) 816-5048

Poker Room Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606

Willows Restaurant Casino Arizona 9700 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community 9 1 (866) 877 877-9897

Arizona Room m & Patio Grill Casino Arizona 9700 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community 1 (866) 877-9897 97

DDenny’s Restaurant 17053 E. Shea Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 837-5307

Black Fig Bistro tro Talking Stick Resort esort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606 Blue Coyote Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community (480) 850-8606 Chicago Bob’s 16948 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 101 Fountain Hills (480) 816-3647 Cholla Prime Steakhouse Casino Arizona 9700 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community 1 (866) 877-9897 as Luminarirefl ect

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D Denny’s Restaurant 9160 916 E. Indian Bend Rd. Sco Scottsdale (48 991-2909 (480)

Fountini’s Bar & Grill 13407 N. LaMontana Drive Fountain Hills (480) 837-4201

du Jour Restaurant at Arizona Culinary Institute 4th St., 10585 N. 114th #401 Scottsdale (480) 6031066

Lakeshore Restaurant at Saguaro Lake Saguaro Lake Marina S L Saguaro Lake (480) 948-5311 M Grill and Restaurant MPJ’s 1 15225 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Fo Fountain Hills (48 248-6767 (480)

Red Robin 8970 E. Sheaa Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 6617114 Red Rock Buffet owell At Fort McDowell Casino Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424 Saddle Bronc Grill 11056 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills (480) 816-5900

Eagles Buffet o ona Casino Arizona a an 9700 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community 1 (866) 877-9897

Mimi’s Ca Café 8980 EE. Shea BBlvd. Scottsdale (480) 451-6763

Salt River Café Casino Arizona 9700 E. Indian Bend Rd. Salt River Pima Community 1 (866) 877-9897

Euro Bistro 12015 N. Saguaro Blvd., Ste. 102 Fountain Hills (480) 837-4445

Octagon Café 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., Ste. 1 Fountain Hills (480) 816-8806

Silver Platter At Fort McDowell Casino Fort McDowell (480) 837-1424

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• The Fountain Hills Times • Let’s Go! • Fountain Hills Community Guide • HOME • Dining Guide Fountain Hills/Verde Communities Telephone Directory 480-837-1931 • Fax 480-837-1951 16508 E. Laser Drive, Suite 101 • www.fhtimes.com

Water Stores Wat Fo Fountain Hills Water and Ice 112015 N. Saguaro Blvd., Ste. 1101 (480) 816-5992 (4 Paseo Water & Ice 14676 N. FFrank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale (480) 391-3777

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Happy Hour Everyday 2pm - 5pm

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11291 E. Via Linda Street • Scottsdale

(480) 661-6336

16948 E. Shea, Next to McDonald’s • 480-816-DOGS (3647)

A fun place to eat!

Open daily - 11:00 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Lunch buffet from 11:30-2 p.m. featuring 12 entrees as well as a hot soup appetizer and salad. Catering available for small and large parties. Delivery now available

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n an unassuming strip mall situated out in Northeast Scottsdale where Via Linda and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard curve and intersect sits a gem of a restaurant. George Yang opened up George & Son’s after the birth of his first and only son. In honor of the special event he named his restaurant accordingly. The restaurant business was familiar to Yang, he grew up in Burma and was exposed to spices, aromas and flavors of many different cuisines. As a result, George & Son’s is a cross-cultural restaurant. George & Son’s most popular dish is Shrimp with Honey Glazed Walnuts. Other signature dishes include Citrus Chicken, Seafood Pockets and Spicy Crackling Calamari. The menu also offers many noodle dishes, a staple in Asian cooking. Lo Mein, Chow Mein and Pad Thai can be found at George & Son’s. Tofu dishes are also available. Spicier dishes include Kung Pao Three Seas, a combination of wonderful shrimp, scallops and fillet of fish and Dragon & Phoenix, a medley of shrimp and chicken all in a spicy sauce.

Dine in • Carry out • Delivery $6 Lunch Specials 7 days a week! 11:30 am to 2 pm Full Lunch Menu also available. $1.99 Sunday Breakfast 8:30 to 11:30 am Full Breakfast Menu also available. Best Margaritas in Town!! Voted Best Salsa in the Valley!! Try them both today! You’ll be glad you did.

837-2418

13207 N. La Montana Check out our menu at www.quebuenoaz.com

16740 E. Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (Inside the Goodwill Center) Great Chicago Style Pizza Perfectly flavored Italian Beef Sandwiches Home Made Sausage Sandwiches Pastas Made with Authentic Italian Sauce Desserts, Salads and Much More

Two For Tuesday Buy one 16”, 18”, 0r 20” Pizza and receive the second at equal or lesser value FREE! Must metion the ad when ordering. Valid Tuesday’ February 1st only . Take out Only

NOW SERVING BEER & WINE

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The Bistro is located inside the beautiful surroundings of...

Everyone’s going to The Bistro for Lunch! Menu Items Include: Panini and Flatbread sandwiches on homemade bread Made from scratch soup of the day Specialty salads with our own salad dressings

*Exciting new menu items monthly!* Bistro Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30am-2:00pm

Call 480-836-5000 from 11:00am-12:00pm to place your order 16455 E Ave of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Fun, Food, Live Country Entertainment & Sports • Steaks • Ribs • Burgers • Salads • Largest Selection of Craft Beers in Fountain Hills Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily @ 11:30 a.m. • Happy Hour - 7 days a week

Saddle Bronc Grill (480) 816-5900



11056 N Saguaro Blvd. • Fountain Hills, AZ

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Sapori D’ Italia celebrates second anniversary A second anniversary is special. The first is a milestone, but when you enter your third year, you have grown up and begun to blossom. Sapori D’Italia entered its third year in business in Fountain Hills at the end of January. The authentic Italian cuisine keeps old customers returning and new ones coming in to experience a dining adventure. The food is what keeps people coming back, but the atmosphere adds to the experience. The restaurant has the feel of a small restaurant in Sicily, just as the community of Fountain Hills reminds the restaurant’s owners of a little Sicilian town. “This is a great town,” owners Lorenzo and Cosima Panepinto say. “The people are wonderful and friendly. They have really welcomed us.” And the owners have reciprocated by providing what their customers enjoy the most. Among the popular offerings are Linguine Pescatore and Sole Francese. Those items often are served on “Friday’s Seafood Specials.” Another favorite is Veal Marsala. The restaurant serves other specials, along with its wood-fired pizzas. The most popular pizza is “Il Gattopardo,” a pizza with arugula, prosciutto di Parma, parmiggiano reggiano, San Marzano tomato sauce and

fresh, homemade mozzarella cheese. Sapori D’Italia has antipasti including the popular Calamari Fritti and salads, along with Cosima’s homemade desserts every day. There are dishes to please every palate People enjoy going to Sapori D’Italia for special occasions, as well as for a spur of the moment dine-out event. In addition to the authentic Italian food, Sapori D’Italia offers a full Italian wine list. “We feature different vineyards from Italy,” said Cosima. “We have some really excellent wines.” The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to close. It is closed Mondays, except this year when the restaurant is open to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The family-owned establishment offers a familyatmosphere, so diners of all ages feel welcome. The restaurant celebrated its anniversary Jan. 20. For your next Italian meal, try Sapori D’Italia, 11865 N. Saguaro Blvd. For more information, call (480) 8169535.

Open Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner • Breakfast Calzones • Pancakes • Omelets • Wraps • French Toast • Breakfast Burritos • Soups • Salads • Pasta • Seafood • Pizza • Handmade Calzones & much, much more!

It’s European Cuisine at Its Finest! Happy Hour: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday with Great Prices 836-0207 • 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., #11 Open 7 Days a week 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Dine-In or Take-Out • www.europizzacafe.com


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