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Cactus League Spring Training starts Page 10

FEBRUARY Riley Glick is on her way to the top! Page 3

On the Go! Calendar, Pages 19-23

IN THE HILLS e v Lo February 14, 2013


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Great Fair opens Feb. 22 short stuff Brilliant blue skies and desert surroundings are the planned backdrop for the annual Fountain Hills Great Fair. The event is set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through Feb. 24, along the Avenue of the Fountains. Show times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free. Booths are set up along the Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard. Visitors can stroll along and enjoy the variety of artworks in the art fair, as well as take in the Park and other sights in the area. The Great Fair brings artists from all over the country. Sharon Morgan, event organizer for the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, said a number of new artists are appearing this year. “We have some really interesting artists coming in February,� she said. “People will really enjoy the variety this year. There are some 500 artists participating in this year’s fair. Morgan said she expects more than 200,000 visitors over the three day event. Food booths and seating areas are plentiful throughout the venue. Live musical entertainment also is featured each of the three days. More than 200 volunteers called “The Purple People� will be on hand assisting

artists as needed. This has been a tradition since the fair began. Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent. The event takes place, rain or shine. This is the 26th Great Fair hosted by the Fountain Hills Chamber. The event originally was organized by KAET-TV. The chamber took over the reins in 1986. For more information, call the Chamber, (480) 837-1654, or visit

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Love in the Hills February is a big month. Feb. 2, as everyone knows is Groundhog Day. That comes in handy when you need to remember that it also is your wedding anniversary. And since we got married in a year that ends in zero, it’s pretty easy to remember when and how long we have been in for this hitch. We will have been married for 33 years this year. (This is the interactive part of the column – you get to do a little math as you read.) Both our parents’ anniversaries are in February, my sister’s birthday, our daughter’s birthday and other friends’ birthdays are in February. We do a whole lot of celebrating during the month. (Well, not really, but I just am setting a scene here.) So don’t forget that Valentine’s Day ALSO is in February. So this Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14, in case you didn’t remember that date) will be a big deal in Fountain Hills. It is the day as many married couples as can be gathered at Fountain Park can renew their vows. All in the name of breaking the 2009 record held by 1,087 couples at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in the “Miami Merger Moment.� Stephenie Bjorkman, owner of Sami Fine Jewelry claims the 2013 event in Fountain Hills will crush that record. Steph could be right; she has a way

This is a community-wide deal. Local businesses are contributing goods and services for the event to make it extra special. The Town of Fountain Hills has donated the park for the ceremony. Having been one of the first people ever to be married in the park, I can vouch for the beauty of a wedding there. And since we were married in February outside, I can almost guarantee it will be a pretty day. Larry James, a minister, relationship coach and author, will conduct the ceremony. Local florist Jerrod Alcaida from Nonny’s, along with Sara Goodnick who owns a local photography business, also are on board with more goodies. Fort McDowell Casino is holding the “reception.� And for the honeymooners in the group, couples can stay at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino. Every couple who participates will be entered to win a special guest basket, which includes a new set of wedding bands from Sami Fine Jewelry, a threenight honeymoon stay at the Radisson, a portrait session with Sara Goodnick Photography, a huge floral arrangement from Nonny’s a relationship coaching certificate from Larry James, along with a signed copy of his book How to Really Love the One You’re With. Other local businesses have been adding gifts to the basket, too, so there will be lots of surprises, kind of like wedding gifts. Even if you don’t win the big prize,

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From Scottsdale to touring the country with ‘Grinch’, this little dynamo has it all When you have done something for Annie Who, the older sister of Cindy-Lou nearly your whole life, you take things in Who in Grinch. She doesn’t know whether she will reprise the role; part of that destride. You don’t freak out when you are per- pends on whether she grows or not. Touring shows and Broadway producforming in front of 3,000 people. It’s just part of the deal. Even if you are only 11 tions can be discerning about physical years old and appearing in the Broadway attributes. Riley said “Matilda” soon will road show of “How the Grinch Stole be playing on Broadway, and she is too tall to play the title role. Christmas! The Musical.” But that’s okay,” she said. “There are Scottsdale resident Riley Glick, daughter of Ronna and Reed Glick, started her other parts.” Riley’s move toward Broadway shows acting career at Scottsdale’s Desert Stages Theater when she was four. While it may came after she performed as Baby June seem she has reached the pinnacle with her recent tour, Riley says she has a lot of plans before she is ready to say she has made it. “Well, I like to do a lot of things,” she said. “I am a big craft person. I really like school. I like singing and dancing and traveling and I am the duct tape queen, and very recently I started doing stuff with polymer clay.” Riley is a little package of energy. Only four-feet, four inches tall, she appears younger than 11, but she is so articulate, you kind of wonder if she has iPad’s “Siri,” the talking computer woman answering questions. But Riley isn’t a chatterbox. She is respectful and funny. She listens, thinks about her answers and provides you with details of her life story. “I’m a lucky kid,” she said. “I have a lot of fun experiences, and I just can’t wait to Riley Glick as Annie Who in Broadway’s touring production of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole see what happens next.” Riley played the part of Christmas! The Musical.”

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The Hills are alive with vow renewals Follow your heart to Fountain Park Thursday, Feb. 14. On Valentine’s Day this year, a mass wedding vow renewal ceremony will take place at the park amphitheater. A celebration of love will start at 4 p.m., and continues into the evening. “The community is really pulling together,� said Francesca Carozza, marketing director for Fountain Hills Visitors Bureau. “There are so many events planned around the main celebration.� Stephenie Bjorkman, owner of Sami

Fine Jewelry, spearheaded the main event, with the idea of holding a small event in her store. “We had talked about having 10 couples come in (to the store) every hour and renewing their vows on Valentine’s Day,� Bjorkman said. “Then the bigger idea just took off.� The bigger idea is growing daily, according to Bjorkman. One idea is to upend the Guinness record of 1,087 couples renewing their vows in 2009 in Ohio. “We hope to get 1,088 couples


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from Larry James, a personalized story of the winning couple from the editor of Let’s Go and other gifts from local businesses. Bjorkman said other prizes will be awarded to the couple coming the farthest distance to renew their vows, the youngest couple, the oldest couple and other categories. All participants will receive a certificate of participation, a coupon for complimentary ring cleaning from Sami Fine Jewelry, a Family Relationship Profile from John Hersey International and a goody bag from participating businesses. Larry James, founder and president of and will conduct the ceremony. He is an ordained nondenominational wedding officiant and author of five relationship books. The vow renewal venue is a popular wedding site. The Town of Fountain Hills has donated the Park for the event. “Fountain Park is a wedding destination,� said Bryan Hughes, Fountain Hills Community Services recreation supervisor. “What better place to do a mass wedding than there. And hopefully, we’ll set the record.� Hughes said the park has been the setting for more than 25 weddings each year. He said there have been 22 weddings in the park from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. An additional 11 weddings have been scheduled in this fiscal year. “I think the economy had a big effect on weddings,� Hughes said. “A lot of people either put off getting married, or they held small weddings. Things are looking like people are holding bigger events again lately.� Fountain Hills may be holding one of the biggest ceremonies ever if things go according to plan.

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Fountain Hills Theater starting new workshops Fountain Hills Theater begins its new season of workshops Monday, Feb. 4. The 12-week session will feature acting, dance and singing workshops through May 1. A Broadway-Bound Intensive Music Theater workshop for students ages 7 to

12 meets twice a week each Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Students will hone their dancing, acting and singing skills, as well as learn how to prepare for auditions. The class is limited to 15 students. Paige Beckman teaches. Noel Irick, FHT and Valley choreogra-

Tickets still available for Broadway in the Hills The early bird registration deadline for Broadway in the Hills has passed, but tickets still are available for the Sunday, March 24, event. The Fountain Hills Theater’s annual fundraising gala will be held at Fountain Hills Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person, with proceeds benefiting the theater. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. The Community Center is located at 13001 N. LaMontana Drive. The gala includes silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment. Mistress of Ceremonies is Christine LaCroix, weekend anchor of Good Evening Arizona on Channel 3. For more information and to buy

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2-person art show at Park Fountainside Arts Gallery will hold a two-person art show Feb. 9 through 23. Fountain Hills artist Pat Kenney and Scottsdale artist David Bernstein will present their latest creations in oil paintings and wood-turned bowls. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Mondays by appointment. Call (480) 251-1397, or (480) 216-4948, for more information.

pher will offer “Dance Adorables” tap and ballet class for children 4 to 6 at 4 p.m. Tuesdays. She also will teach beginning tap for those ages 16 and older from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Teens and adults can take their tap skills to a new level with this workshop. Jenny Iverson will teach Storybook Theater for students ages five and six each Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Using the classic stories of “The Hungry Caterpillar” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” students will learn to expand their imaginations and act out the characters. Iverson will then teach “Beginning

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While the little girl with the big confidence is back at home preparing for her next big adventure, she said right now she is most excited about performing in “The Butterfly’s Day,” an original production by Gerry Cullity, co-founder of Desert Stages. Riley has appeared in the show before, and she said she “really likes the story.” And it appears that Riley has a strong connection to the place she got her start. And from there the sky’s the limit.

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“The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941,” an original musical by Fountain Hills Theater’s Artistic Director Peter J. Hill opens Feb. 1. The production features music composed by Hill’s grandfather Gus Schneider. Schneider, an accomplished jazz musician, died in 1955 before Hill was born. The music was rediscovered in 1998 and given to Hill by his mother, who encouraged him to find a new life for the tunes. The songs were adapted to Hill’s musical, and the play went on to win the AriZona Award for the Best Original Production of the year. “The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941” takes the audience to the Midwest radio station WOLD, when it is about to go national with the first-ever broadcast of national radio programs. The station owner has mortgaged and borrowed everything to bring the broadcasts to his small area, but a huge blizzard takes down transmis-

sion lines and the feed. The innovative – and trapped staff – figures out a way to still do the broadcast, and they recreate the entire evening’s shows from inside the snowbound studio. The stranded staff recreate some of the most popular radio programs of the time including George Burns and Grace Allen, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Lights Out and others. The story – the music – and the players – take the audience on a nostalgic trip back to the Golden Age of Radio. Performances are set for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 17 in Mainstage Too at Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth 17 and younger. Reservations may be made by calling (480) 837-9661, ext. 3, or at the website,

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2nd Annual Tour d’Artistes Tickets for the second annual Tour d’Artistes’ Studio Tour and Sale are available now. The show is set for March 9 and 10 and will feature some 31 Fountain Hills Art League members in 14 venues. Tickets are $20, or two for $30. Advance ticket holders are invited to an Artists’ Reception Friday, March 8. Tickets are available at Gridleys of Fountain Hills,

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Enjoy Munch & Music The OK Chorale leads off the Munch and Music events in February. The trio performs Friday, Feb. 1, entertaining guests with their trademark western stories, songs and antics. Fountain Hills High School Music Director Lynn Truby brings the Fountain Hills High School Band to the Community Center Friday, Feb. 8. Al Roselieb and the Fountain Hills Brass performs Friday, Feb. 15, to close out the February shows. All three shows will take place at Foun-

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Chamber Players to play at Taliesin West The Fountain Hills Chamber Players begin its Taliesin West Series in February. The group will perform in three shows at Taliesin West in Scottsdale. The series starts with “Music for Woodwinds” Saturday, Feb. 9. The concert will features works by Mozart, Tansman, Debussy and Poulenc. “Music for Strings” will be highlighted Saturday, Feb. 16. Music by Haydn, van Beethoven and Borodin will be performed. The last Taliesin show is “Music for Mixed Ensembles” Saturday, Feb. 23. Mu-

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Music journalist to appear at Fountain Hills Library Noted music journalist Alan di Perna will appear at Fountain Hills Library to talk about his new book, Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. di Perna has spent time with some of the world’s legendary rock, blues and country guitarists, including icons such as Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Dick Dale, Billy Gibbons and Pete Townshend. He has compiled his book based on decades of in-depth interviews with those artists. The presentation, sponsored by Fountain Hills Library Association, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Reading Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. Author Alan di Perna with Rolling Stones di Perna has written for Bill- guitarist Keith Richards. board, Cream, Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Examiner Almanac and Fender Classic Moments. He Magazine, Phoenix Magazine and Yoga has lived in Phoenix for the past 15 years. Journal, among others. He also is condi Perna’s appearance is part of the tributing editor to Guitar World. His other library association’s Author Series. Founbooks include Green Day: The Ultimate tain Hills Library is located at 12901 N. La Unauthorized History, The Guitarists’ Montana Drive.

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Spring training under way early this year Spring Training opens early this year. The Cactus League season gets under way Friday, Feb. 22, with four teams taking the fields. A full schedule, along with commentary about the upcoming baseball season by Let’s Go contributor Charlie Vascellaro, will run in the March issue. The following is the lineup for teams in the Cactus League, along with the schedule for February: Teams and Stadium Locales AZ=Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale) CHC=Chicago Cubs (HoHoKam Park, 1235 N. Center St., Mesa) CIN=Cincinnati Reds (Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear) CLE=Cleveland Indians Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear) COL=Colorado Rockies (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale) CWS=Chicago White Sox (Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale) KC=Kansas City Royals (Surprise Stadium, 15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise) LAA=Los Angeles Angels (Tempe Dia-

blo, 2200 W. Alameda, Tempe) LAD=Los Angeles Dodgers (Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale) MIL=Milwaukee Brewers (Maryvale Park, 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix) OAK=Oakland Athletics (Phoenix Municipal, 5999 E. Van Buren, Phoenix) SD=San Diego Padres (Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria) SEA=Seattle Mariners (Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria) SF=San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale) TX=Texas Rangers (Surprise Stadium, 15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise) The schedule for the early part of the season follows:



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Finding the funny by Bob Howard The Outliar’s Comedy Club Location. Contact Information, Parking: The Outliars improv comedy show is located at Robbie Fox’s, 640 Mill Ave. in Tempe. Call (480) 784-7258 for reservations. The website is There is metered parking on the streets or a large, reasonably priced parking lot just west of the restaurant. Show Times and Tickets: The shows are every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. If you have an ASU identification card, you can get two for one tickets. Beverage and Food Service: This is the same restaurant I reviewed a few months ago when Bru ha ha Productions was doing a standup show there. They will serve you at your seats off the menu, but there are no tables so eating a complete meal might be a challenge. The restaurant has a full menu including sandwiches, salads, soups, Irish fare and entrees. Everything is reasonably priced so you will not have to break the bank The Venue: They are using the same side room as was used for the standup show, but there are no tables or stage per se, just seating arranged to face the area where the performers stand. The capacity is about 50 and the performers are on the

same level as you. But, the room is small enough that there is no problem seeing or hearing any of the troupes. The Comedians: This is an improv comedy show meaning performers take suggestions from the audience and play off those ideas to come up with original comedy skits. This is the same group I reviewed as the Dave Thurston Improvised Comedy Club in Glendale. They have changed their names to the Outliars and still do the show on Fridays and Saturdays in Glendale. They do the Tempe show Thursdays. A third location at Iguana Macks, 1371 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, was scheduled to open Jan. 27m for a Sunday show. With three locations, they should be able to bring in outside performers to perform with the current troupe and already have appearances lined up with people who have been on the Colbert Report and The Dailey show. The added professionals should create a significant draw in themselves. The night I attended was a slow night with the audience barely outnumbering the comics. Still, they performed with the same energy as if the room had been full and gave a pretty good show given that hurdle. These shows are relatively devoid of any foul language or blue subject matter, so if you are looking for clean comedy, this is a good bet. I expect that as they continue to perform on a regular basis, they will improve the comedy and the shows. Rating: CC - The Outliars are the newest improv troupe in the Valley and are making a bid to be the best improv show out there. They have a way to go, but they have chosen some nice venues and should be providing consistent laughs as they get more experience under their belts. (*Note: Ratings are based on the overall quality of a club. CCC=best; CC=above average; C=average.)

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Go to MMRP and experience February McDowell Mountain Regional Park has a number of programs scheduled in February. Ranger Amy Burnett has planned five special programs to appeal to all ages. Featured programs include the following: Under the Desert Floor, Thursday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. Most desert wildlife is underfoot. Ranger Amy will help participants discover clues on what lives “Under the Desert Floor” on this easy, less-than-onemile interpretive program on the Nursery Tank Trail. Painting Animals on Rocks, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Suitable for children ages four through adult, visitors can enjoy an afternoon painting on rocks in the Visitor Center. Ranger Amy will demonstrate easy techniques to create keepsakes out of river rocks, using the popular book series, “Painting Animals on Rocks.” Cactus Mythbusters, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Ranger Amy will dispel myths about cactus (Do jumping cactus really jump? Can you get water from a cactus?), as well as confirm stories about the desert plants. Meet at the North Trail. February Full Moon Hike, Saturday,

Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Always a popular event with residents and visitors, the full moon hike gives hikers a chance to experience the desert at night. The hike begins at the Trailhead Staging area inside the park. Hiking time is 2 ½ hours and three miles in length. Bring plenty of water and good walking shoes. Flashlights are not necessary but permitted. Intro to Animal Tracking, Sunday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Ranger Amy will give visitors information on how to identify marks left by animals in the park. The walk is only 0.6 miles, but animals leave plenty of clues around the area to help hikers learn about desert animals. Meet at the Nursery Tank Trailhead. McDowell Mountain Regional Park is located four miles north of Fountain Hills from the intersection of Fountain Hills and Saguaro boulevards. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle; the park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For information on other February programs and the park, visit

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The Fourth Annual Fountain of Youth Fiesta is set for Friday, Feb. 22. The event, which is a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale/ McKee Branch, will be held at the home of Tina and Tom Duffy, 15717 E. Eagle Rock Drive in Fountain Hills. Advance tickets are $30, and space permitting are $35 at the door. RSVP by calling Tina Duffy, (480) 816-4534, or emailing her at The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served, and entertainment includes performances by McKee Branch members, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Fountain Hills branch.

the PGA Tour, not including the major championships. The Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent will be open daily starting Wednesday, Jan. 30. Multi-platinum recording artist Dierks Bentley will take the stage at about 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, following the 6 p.m. show with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Golf and Birds Nest tickets are available now at, www. or at the gate.

Wine Walk series begins The first of three “Wine Walks at Fountainside” is set for Saturday, Feb. 9. The other events are set for April 13 and Sept. 14. The February theme is “Wines from around the World.” Participants will pay $20 and receive a commemorative glass and wine tastings in at least eight of the Plaza Fountainside businesses. There also will be in-store specials, drawings and prizes from the businesses. A grand prize drawing also will be held for participants who stop in at each of the businesses and turn in a completed wine walk passport. Dave Link, owner of Grapeables will oversee the wine selection to ensure a good variety. Businesses that have confirmed their participation include Mountain View Coffee, Fountain Hills Nails, Spikes Treats, Keller Williams, Euro Pizza Café, Grapeables Wine Bar, CardSmart, Edward Jones, Heritage Cross Apparel, Colors III, Capella Eyecare, OYO Yogurt and Fountainside Arts.

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Fountain Hills Senior Center The John O’Flynn Senior Activity Center has a busy February planned for members. The following are special presentations, which are free to center members and $5 for non-members. Preregistration is required for each event. Heard Museum – Every Picture Tells A Story, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2-3 p.m. Reference ourse #125. Healthy Mind & Body presentation: “My Aching Back,” presented by Schultz Chiropractic Clinic. Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Reference course #132. Arizona Constitution – The Arizona Constitution was signed into law on Feb. 14, 1912. Learn about this historic document from inception to the present day from Alice Duckworth, Outreach Coordinator with the Arizona Capitol Museum. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2-3 p.m. Reference course #118. Phoenix Art Museum – Bruegel, the Peasant Painter, Thursday, Feb.21, 2-3 p.m. Reference course #128. Health Talk: Joint Replacement presented by Spooner & Shaft, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Reference course #136. Living with Memory Loss Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m. Presented by Maribeth Gallagher with Hospice of

the Valley. Learn the difference between normal memory loss and dementia and much more. Reference course #102. Plans also are under way for March programs. A special sock hop is scheduled for Friday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. All ages are invited. Among the activities will be live music, ‘50s costume contest and hulahoop contest. Root beer floats, popcorn and cake also will be served. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for teens and youth. Preregistration is required, referencing course #295. A four-week “Great Decisions” course also starts in March. The class will cover The Future of the Euro, Egypt, NATO and Myanmar and Southeast Asia. Classes will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. each Thursday, March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Activity Center membership is required, along with preregistration. Reference course #142 when registering. For more information about daily and weekly events, visit dept-activity-center.aspx, or call (480) 816-5226. The senior center is located in Fountain Hills Community Center. Membership fees are $20 for residents and winter visitors. A $30 fee is charged to non-residents. All adults 18 and older are eligible for membership.

‘All Things Senior’ Expo in Scottsdale Wednesday, Feb. 20 Plans for the third annual Scottsdale Senior Services’ “All Things Senior” Expo and Tradeshow are under way. The free event will feature some 120 exhibitors, who will provide a range of information about products, services, programs and other resources for the Valley’s 50+ community. The expo will be held Wednesday, Feb.

20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will take place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. The City of Scottsdale serves seniors with a number of activities, events and services. There are two senior centers: Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda; and Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.

All-American Grill features weekly music, varied genres The All-American Grill in Fountain Hills offers a variety of live music each Friday and Saturday. Distinctive bands are showcased, and music from rock, blue, Caribbean to jazz and funk are featured. There is no cover charge for the entertainment. The regular lineup includes Island Steel, Dirt Music

Express, Cliff Wright Jazz Band, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Signal 15, Odd Man Out, Home Jones, The Blues Review Band and The Keltic Cowboys. The calendar changes monthly, so visitors are encouraged to check in regularly to see what is on stage. AllAmerican Grill is located at 16872 E. Avenue of the Fountains.

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Fountain Hills Branch Library February may be the shortest month of the year, but Fountain Hills Library is taking full advantage of every day. The month features activities for children, teens and adults, including story times, a class on preparing to take the driving permit test and an author visit. The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in honor of President’s Day. Regular library hours at the Fountain Hills Library 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) 652-3263. The library is located at 12901 N. LaMontana Drive. For a complete listing of services, visit Regular Events Children Two Bad Mice – The Great Arizona Puppet Theater Monday, Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. Based on a story by Beatrix Potter, two mice make big trouble and a big mess in a dollhouse when a little girl and her dolls go out to play. For ages three to five. Happily Ever after on Thursday

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10-11 a.m. Story time especially for infants to age three. Stories, finger plays, rhymes and crafts for fun and for skill development of this age group. “Shapes” is the theme for December. Conference Room. Once upon a Monday Feb. 11 and 25, 10-11 a.m. Preschoolers are invited each Monday for stories, activities and crafts. The theme this month is “Colors and Shapes.” Conference Room. Lightbulb Lab Saturday, Feb. 23, 3-4 p.m. Registration is required for the lab that meets once a month to conduct and record fun science experiments. Ages 5-8. The December lab features “Chromatography: Colorful Colors.” Conference Room. Tweens Writing Box Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-3 p.m. The Writing Box is a monthly writing workshop covering poetry, secret codes, journaling and much more. This month’s theme is “Word Searches.” For ages 9-12. Conference Room. Teens Anime Cinema Saturday, Feb. 2, 16, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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Stay cool with Anime film screening. Permit Prep Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. This free 120-minute workshop prepares teens for their written permit test and educates families on what they need to know before their new driver takes the wheel. Conference Room. Princesses & Princes Planning Committee Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Princesses and Princes Academy is a program to be launched in the summer. Led by teens, children five to 10 will learn about manners, fashion crafts, royal history and etiquette. The planning committee will be made up of teens. Conference Room. Guitar Club (Performance, not instruction) Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Guitar enthusiasts can come out and jam in Centennial Courtyard outside the library. In addition to playing, participants may discuss trends, theories, tricks, tips and techniques. Game On Friday, Feb. 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring your remotes, consoles and games, rated E or T. No M or first-person shooters. Play Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo. Snacks provided. Conference Room. Teen Council Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fountain Hills Branch Library wants teens to participate on its teen council. Be a part of planning activities, scheduling performances and creating a cozy teen corner in the Library. Teen Book Club Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:15-4:30 p.m. This book club focuses on teen classics from Animal Farm to Zorro. Adults Author Visit with Music Journalist Alan diPerna Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. Join noted music journalist, author and pop culture historian Alan diPerna for an

afternoon of stories about some of the world’s legendary rock, blues and country guitarists including icons Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Dick Dale and Billy Gibbons. Conference Room. Reading Club Tuesday, Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Thursday, Feb. 21, 3-5 p.m. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Discussion questions and meeting dates are available in the Reading Club booklet at the customer service desk. Reel Discussion Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. Watch a film, then participate in an interesting discussion afterward. Check at the customer service desk for dates and movie titles. Conference Room. Mystery Reading Group Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Do you enjoy reading “who-done-its” whether they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers and discover new authors? Come join the Mystery Reading Group. The group will be reading Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo. All Ages E-Reader Experience Saturday, Feb. 2, 9-10:30 a.m. This presentation will help participants use their e-readers or help them decide which kind they might like to buy. Conference Room. E-Device Support Saturdays, Feb. 2 and 16, 12:30-2 p.m. Need support downloading library items to your e-reader, tablet, smartphone or other e-device? Reading Lounge. Music in the Library – Territorial Brass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-3 p.m. Territorial Brass recaptures the golden age of the American town band. E-Device Support Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:30-2 p.m. The library is offering help to those who need support downloading library items to an e-reader, tablet, smart phone or other e-device. The library has assis(cont. on page 16)

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tance available on alternating Saturdays in the Reading Lounge near the window. Music in the Library – Ensemble Indigo, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. This group of musicians play wind, string and keyboard instruments, performing chamber music from baroque to contemporary. Enjoy a few holiday favorites, too. Sponsored by the Fountain Hills Library Association. Reading Lounge. Sky Safari Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m.

This part of the country is an astronomer’s dream. Professional astronomers will bring quality optical telescopes to provide a unique experience of direct observation of the moon, planets, their moons, galaxies, star clusters and gaseous nebulae. Rain date will be Thursday, Dec. 13. Centennial Courtyard. Computers Registration is required, and mouse, keyboard and scrolling skills are needed unless otherwise noted. Introduction to Computers Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. For new computer users – n experience needed. Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard and

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shooting and much more. Explore the library’s new ed2Go service and the Website Using Web-based E-mail Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9-10:30 a.m. Learn about sending and reading messages, replying, forwarding, deleting messages, saving messages in folders and more. Participants should bring their username and password needed to access their e-mail.

Scottsdale Libraries earn ‘Family Place’ designation Two Scottsdale libraries have earned “Family Place Library” designation. Civic Center and Mustang libraries join a network of 300 libraries across the country which have received national recognition for their support of early learning and parental involvement. “Family Place” builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in supporting the needs of families at library locations. Scottsdale libraries sponsor numerous programs throughout the month at all five branches and for all ages, from babies to adults. Information is available online at www.

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how to open and close windows. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Saturday, Feb. 16, 9-10:30 a.m. Learn how to make online connections with friends, family and others who share your interests using the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Online Computer Classes Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9-10:30 a.m. Classes include Microsoft Office, Web design, social networking, PC trouble-

An Arizona State Questers Antique Exhibit is set for Friday, Feb. 15. The exhibit, which features antiques belonging to Questers members, will be held at the Fountain Hills Community Center from 10 3 p.m. Admission is free. Coffee and cookies will be served. The Community Center is located at 13001 N. LaMontana Drive. or at each branch. Locations: Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.; Appaloosa, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive; Arabian, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd.; Mustang, 10101 N. 90th St.; and Palomino, on the campus of Desert Mountain High School, 12575 E. Via Linda, #102.

Valley Singles Valley Singles Club has planned events for members and prospective members during the month. The first event is the Singles Fair and Ball, Saturday, Feb. 2, at Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, 5401 N. Scottsdale Rd. The singles fair begins at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $13 to $20, which includes admission, all seminars, free personal ads and more. Visit for more information. The group will have dinner at Chompie’s, 9301 E. Shea Blvd., Saturday, Feb. 9. RSVP, Debbie, (480) 837-9449. Singles can join together Saturday, Feb. 23, at Fountain Hills Great Fair. Admission and parking is free. To attend with the group, RSVP to Debbie, (480) 837-9449.

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Identity Thief An all-around nice guy will have to track down a plucky criminal who has stolen his identity if he ever hopes to get his life back in order. Matters are made more difficult when another of the identity thief ’s victims sends a pair of hitmen to finish her off. Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: Rating Pending.

FEBRUARY RELEASES Feb. 1 Bullet to the Head When a mob hitman’s daughter is kidnapped, he must partner with a good cop who shares a common enemy to get her back. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa Genre: Action, Crime MPAA Rating: R strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia When a young family moves into their new home in Georgia, they soon discover that the house has a lot of dark secrets its eager to share with its new occupants. Starring: Katee Sachoff Genre: Horror

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III When a playboy has his heart broken by a woman he actually loves, his best friends try to save him from the bizarre mental state he finds himself in. Starring: Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray Genre: Drama MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity. Feb. 14 Escape From Planet Earth When an adventuring hero from the planet Baab gets stuck on Earth, it’s up to his nerdy, not-so-heroic kid brother to save the day. Starring(voices): Jessica Alba, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini Genre: Animated


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ting their hands on a nuclear weapon. Starring: Bruce Willis Genre: Action MPAA Rating: Rating Pending. Feb. 22 Snitch When his son gets kidnapped by a group of drug dealers, a man must go undercover for the DEA in order to get him back. Starring: Dwayne Johnson Genre: Crime, Drama

MY PICKS by Ryan Winslett It’s another slow month for big movies in February, but that doesn’t mean you should just skip out on a visit to the silver screen for the next 30 days. While the summer movie blockbusters are just around the corner, some smaller flicks from a variety of genres should at least keep you busy through the next several weeks. Escape From Planet Earth is the solo family friendly offering this month, and

Dark Skies When a family comes to believe that their home is haunted, they soon learn that the hostile forces at work might actually be otherworldly. Starring: Keri Russell Genre: Thriller MPAA Rating: Rating Pending.

those in the mood for an emotional romance-a-thon can give Safe Haven a look-see. If you aren’t sick of zombies just yet, Warm Bodies actually looks like it puts a fun spin on the done-to-death genre. And then there’s Identity Thief, required watching for those who like to laugh until it hurts. Growing up on ‘80s action movies, however, a pair of February releases hold a special place in my heart. Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head and Bruce Willis’ A Good Day to Die Hard prove that the action scene is still going strong and, even better, so are the heroes who made the genre great.

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Antiques Arizona State Questers Biennial Antique Exhibit

Your guide for places to go and things to do in the Northeast Valley and around the state. Information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Fountain Hills Community Center Feb. 15 An exhibit of individual antique collections to introduce visitors to The Questers organization. Not a sale. Four Peaks #1207 chapter sponsors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Art Art on the Avenue & Farmers Market Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills Thursdays 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. Held most Thursdays through April. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

23rd Annual Celebration of Fine Art Scottsdale Road and Loop 101 Freeway Scottsdale (480) 443-7695 Through March 24 In the big white tents are more than 100 juried artists creating and selling their works. Entertainment, food, art. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $8.

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Surprise Recreation Center (480) 837-5637 Feb. 1-3 More than 150 juried fine artists will be on hand. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3.

Art in the Park Plaza Fountainside - Fountain Hills Feb. 2 Enjoy the work of local artists on the patio overlooking the Fountain. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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Fountainside Arts Gallery Fountain Hills (480) 251-1397 Feb. 9-23 Fountain Hills artist Pat Kenney and Scottsdale artist David Bernstein present their latest creations in oil paintings and wood turned bowls, respectively. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mondays by appointment.) Free admission.

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale Waterfront (480) 837-5637 Feb. 15-17 More than 125 juried fine artists, along with

wineries and live musical entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3.

27th Annual Great Fair Fountain Hills (480) 837-1654 Feb. 22-24 Some 480 juried artists and craftspeople will be set up along the Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard. Food, live musical entertainment, beer garden. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Author Events Authors’ Month Cave Creek Museum (480) 488-2764 Feb. 2 Charlie LeSueur, author of Riding the Hollywood Trail. Feb. 9 Lori Hines, The Ancient Ones. Feb. 16 Debe Branning, Sleeping with Ghosts – a Ghost Hunter’s Guide to AZ’s Haunted Hotels and Inns. Feb. 23 Jim Turner, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State. All lectures are from 2-3 p.m., with book signings and refreshments until 3:30 p.m. Free admission.

Alan di Perna Fountain Hills Library Feb. 2 Join noted music journalist, author and pop culture historian for an afternoon of stories about some of the world’s most noted rock, blues and country guitarists. Stories come from his book Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. 2 p.m. Free.



more. More than 100 antique and classic vehicles from the early 1900s to the mid-1980s. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Ninth Annual Southwest Military Show Commemorative Air Force Museum Mesa Feb. 23-24 Military vehicle show, static aircraft display, swap meet, food, collectibles, parts, vendors, vehicle displays. AZ Historical Military Transport Association sponsors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$10.

Comedy Brian Regan Comerica Theater Feb. 2 One of the premier comedians in the country. The quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, continues to grow Regan’s fan base. 7:30 p.m. $39.50.

Rita Rudner Scottsdale Center for the Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 16 One-person comedy. 2 and 8 p.m. $49-$79.

Comedy Spot Improv Classes Scottsdale (480) 945-4422 Feb. 16 through April 13 Taught by Brian Kohatsu and Mike James, the class is limited to 15 participants. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday. $300.

Culinary Haute Chocolate Market and Festival

Phil’s Filling Station Fountain Hills (480) 816-5620 Every Sunday October through May Enjoy food, beverages and stories. Noon-3 p.m. Free.

Heard Museum Phoenix Feb. 1 A curated sampling of artisanal flavors, celebrating all things chocolate. Juried chocolate showpiece competition, chocolate and chili sampling and chocolate wine tasting. 5:30-8 p.m. $35.

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Heritage & Science Park Phoenix (602) 262-5071 Feb. 2 Featuring Model Ts to Corvettes and Packards. Vintage travel trailers, fire trucks and

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carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta’s Candy Company. Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.

American children wishing to attend college. Rugs, pottery, baskets, katsina dolls, jewelry and more will be auctioned. 1 p.m.

Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal

23rd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Heard Museum - Phoenix Feb. 16 through Oct. 27 Explore chocolate, chili and cochineal dye through art and special programs.

Corks and Cactus Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix (480) 481-8188 Feb. 23-24 Guests can sample a variety of wines from different regions of the world and talk with representatives from wineries. 1-5 p.m. $35.

29th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan Heritage Square - Phoenix (602) 262-5029 Feb. 23-24 Japanese culture is highlighted with entertainment, crafts, food, fine arts, martial arts, music and dancing. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Cultural Events 23rd Annual Chinese Week & Culture & Cuisine Festival Chinese Cultural Center - Phoenix Feb. 8-10 Chinese cuisine, arts and crafts, dragon and lion dance, folk-dances, mah-jong booth, martial arts demos, musical performances, photo exhibit, more. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 parking, admission is free.

Friends of Hubbell Native American Art Auction Hilton Scottsdale Resorts and Villas (480) 948-7750 Feb. 9 Auction benefits Hubbell Trading Post and the scholarship fund, which benefits Native

Heard Museum Phoenix (602) 252-8848 Feb. 9-10 Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion.10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$15.

Third Annual Native Arts ArtWalk Scottsdale Arts District (480) 990-8989 www.scottsdalegalleries Feb. 28 Celebrating Arizona’s indigenous cultures, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the Hopi Education Endowment Fund and the Heard Museum’s famed weekend Indian Fair. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Dance Romeo and Juliet Phoenix Symphony Hall Feb. 14-17 Ballet Arizona with the Phoenix Symphony. Choreographer Ib Andersen, composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Limon Dance Company Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 22 Internationally acclaimed company celebrating its 65th anniversary. 8 p.m. $39-$69.

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Family Fun Adventure at Fort McDowell Adventures Fort McDowell (480) 816-6465 Fridays Each Friday afternoon, Fort McDowell Adventures offers a variety of fun events including cattle drives, Jeep tours, cultural tours, kayaking and more. 4 p.m.

Friday Night Franks Fort McDowell Adventures Fort McDowell (480) 816-6465 Every Friday, Labor Day through Memorial Day Live entertainment, horseshoes, games, wagon rides, hot dogs, brats, beer, s’mores available for purchase. Groups of 10 or more can call for reserved seating and package options. The last Friday of each month is Adult Education from 8 p.m. to midnight (must be 21 or older). 5-10 p.m. Free admission.

61st Annual Great Canadian Picnic South Mountain Park (480) 255-5865 Feb. 2 Celebrate Canadian things with live music, games and more. Bring a picnic or purchase food. Bring a donation for the food bank. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Harlem Globetrotters US Airways Center - Phoenix Feb. 9 The 2013 “You Write the Rules” world tour. Fans decide the rules for the game. 2 and 7 p.m. $25.75.

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Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet 52nd Street Armory Phoenix Feb. 23 Trains of all sizes and scales, along with cars, boats, model railroad scales, how-to demonstrations, much more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $6 or $11 for a family.

Farmer’s Markets Farmers Market &Art on the Avenue Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills Thursdays Farmers Market offers fresh produce and more. Stroll the median on the Avenue of the Fountains and enjoy a rich talent of artists, jewelers, photographers and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Festivals Arizona Snowbowl 7th Anniversary Celebration Flagstaff Feb. 1-10 Torchlight parade ,snowman building contest, sunset skiing and snowboarding discounts, raffles, much more. Friday, Feb. 8, at the High Country Conference Center is SnowDown, commemorating the ski area’s first season in 1938. $38.

65th Annual Gold Rush Days Wickenburg (800) 942-5242 Feb. 7-10 Senior rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts & crafts, BBQ, gem show, more.

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LET’S GO! February 2013 Sunday A’Fair Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 10, 24 The 26th season of this family event features outdoor concerts, fine arts and crafts, food and fun. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail’s End Party Old Town District Scottsdale (480) 990-3179 Food, kid’s activities, music, beer garden. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

25th Annual Arizona’s Annual Renaissance Festival Apache Junction (520) 463-2600 Feb. 9 through March 31 A medieval amusement park. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. weekends. $12-$22.

Spring Training Festival Scottsdale Civic Center Park Feb. 23-24 Display of spring-training memorabilia dating to the 1950s, interactive baseball activities, the debut of a Cactus League film and talks on the science of baseball. Music, food, art and merchandise. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free.

17th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival Valleywide at Harkins Theaters (480) 451-1788 Feb. 10-24 Six films are featured with one showing each evening at 7 p.m. Film gala. Films are aimed at both younger and older audiences.

Hispanic Cinema Film Festival Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix Feb. 13 “Talk to Her,” one of acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s best films and winner of the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Feb. 20 “And Paint the Sky,” Alan Tongret, former PVCC professor, directs. “Machuca,” political and economic differences in Chile. Showings are at 6:30 p.m. Free.

Fundraisers Bogies & Stogies Dinner & Golf Tournament


Scottsdale Feb. 8 & 9 The two events benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. The dinner is set for Thursday, Feb. 7, at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 6-10 p.m. $125. The golf tournament will be held at The Phoenician Golf Club. 10 a.m. registration and tee gifts. Noon shotgun start.

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 5 Sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, followed by discussion. 7 p.m. $19.

Arizona State Fairgrounds - Phoenix (602) 265-6805 Feb. 16-17 More than 600,000 books, paperbacks, videos, CDs, DVDs, LPs, puzzles and book related items. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission, paid parking. Most books are half-price Sunday.


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Gardening 10th Annual Rose Auction Mesa Community College (602) 430-6941 Feb. 9 Rare and unusual roses will be sold at auction. More than 120 rose types will be available. Silent auction, raffle, refreshments. Doors open at noon. Free.

Gems & Minerals Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows Various venues in Tucson Feb. 2-17 Shows are featured throughout the city.

47th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show Skyline High School - Mesa (480) 325-2705 www.ajrockclub.romc Feb. 16-17 Dealers with jewelry, gems, beads, cabochons, rocks, rock slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1-$3, under 12, free.

Golf Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale (800) 745-3000 Through Feb. 2 The “greatest show on grass” brings the world’s greatest golfers, as well as top entertainment to the Valley. This year, Phoenix’s own Dierks Bentley will entertain at the Birds Nest Thursday, Jan. 31. General admission for golf is $25; Birds Nest, $35.


Golf Fest Phoenix 2013 Longbow Golf Club - Mesa Feb. 8-9 Golfers have the opportunity to meet major golf club companies. Deals from top companies, plus great values on clothing, golf resorts, golf tee times and emerging golf company products and services.

Hobbies 24th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Centennial Hall - Mesa (480) 484-8383 Feb. 16-17 Largest woodcarving show in Arizona. Wood sculptures by local and national carvers, door prizes, raffles, demonstrations. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5.

35th Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show & Sale North Phoenix Baptist Church (602) 978-3749 Feb. 16 Antique, vintage, modern, reproduction dolls. Accessories, bears, miniatures. Hourly door prizes, grand prize. Benefits Arizona Doll & Toy Museum and St. Mary’s Food Bank. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5.

Horses Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show Scottsdale WestWorld (623) 419-6318 Through Feb. 3 One of the top 10 American Quarter Horse shows in the country. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission.

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58th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo WestWorld Scottsdale (480) 515-1500 Feb. 14-24 The 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, vendor booths, food, more. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. $7-$15.


Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform under the direction of Bramwell Tovey. 7:30 p.m.$29-$49.

Mandy Patinkin Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 1-2 Intimate concert with Broadway legend. 8 p.m. $59-$89.

Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series

Sofrita - Fountain Hills (480) 816-5613 Every Thursday Music of Brio Flamenco and the Flamenco por la Vida dancers. 6-8 p.m.

Desert Botanical Garden (480) 481-8188 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Each concert features a different artist. Advance purchase recommended. 1-3 p.m. $15-$21.

Jazz in the Hills

ASU Concerts at the Center

Flamenco Dancing

Alchemy at CopperWynd Fountain Hills Every Friday Fridays, join jazz lovers in an intimate setting for great music and company. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Wine and Music Grapeables - Fountain Hills (480) 816-5959 Different musicians play at the local wine shop. Perfect for listening and dancing. 7:30-11 p.m. Call for individual performance information.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 4 “Benjamin Britten: 100th Anniversary.” Vocal and instrumental colleagues perform a special program commemorating the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten. Feb. 11 Ocotillo Winds and ASU Graduate Woodwind Chamber Groups. Both programs: Pre-talk, 6:30 p.m., Concert, 7:30 p.m. $10. Free for students.

National Performing Artists Series

Desert Belle Saguaro Lake Cruises (480) 984-2425 Live music every Friday and Saturday. 5 p.m. Sunset cruise only. $20.

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church (480) 837-173 Feb. 5 Matilda & Patrick Murray, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 New West Western Vocals & Music, 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Who

Live Music on the Sunset Cruise

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Jan. 31 Arena Glendale Feb. 6

We Want You... Four Peaks Rotary Club of Fountain Hills(the morning club)….

The first North American tour in four years by one of rock’s legendary and defining bands. The Who will perform the iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics.

Close Encounters with Music Chamber Series Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587 Feb. 6 Grand piano trios by Schubert and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. $19-$39.

Munch and Music Fountain Hills Community Center Feb. 1, OK Chorale Cowboy Trio Feb. 8, Fountain Hills High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Lynn Truby. Feb. 15, Al Roselieb and the Fountain Hills Brass All programs start at 12:15 p.m. are 30 minutes in length and free to the public. Visitors are invited to bring lunch and enjoy the music.

Paco Peña Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480)499-8587 Feb. 8 Spanish guitarist brings his fiery flamenco to Scottsdale. 8 p.m. $39-$59.

Fountain Hills Chamber Players Taliesin Series Taliesin West Music Pavilion Scottsdale Feb. 9, Music for Winds, 6 p.m. $15. Feb.16, Music for Strings, 6 p.m. $15. Feb. 23, Music for Mixed Ensembles, 6 p.m., $15.

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Romance in the Garden Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Feb. 16 A special Valentine’s concert with Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience. Candlelit outdoor concert, cocktails, optional dinner. Must be 21 or older. 6-9 p.m. $35.

Bonnie Raitt Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500 Feb. 17 Bonnie Raitt brings special guest Maia Sharp to Mesa Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $52.50 and up.

Big Band Night! Katzin Concert Hall - Tempe Feb. 22 ASU big bands come together for an evening of vintage selections spanning the history of big band music. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Parades 60th Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo Parade Scottsdale (480) 990-3179 Feb. 9 The event starts at Indian School and travels south on Scottsdale Road to Oak Street. Trail’s End Party follows. 9 a.m. Free.

Pink US Airways Center - Phoenix Feb. 13 The Truth About Love tour with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and pop

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“Helping Those That Cannot C Help Themselves” Check us out at Or call Roger Riggert at 480-837-2271 The club meets the second and fourth Thursday morning of every month at 7:00 a.m. at the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain.

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the show must go on. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $20.

Phoenix Suns

The Elephant Man

Tempe Kiwanis Park (623) 330-0913 Feb. 2 10K run, 5K run/walk. Dress in ‘80s fashions. Best male and female costumes will win a cruiser bike. 9 a.m.

USAirways Center Phoenix Feb. 1 vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m. Feb. 10 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 6 p.m. Feb. 22 vs. Boston Celtics, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Xterra McDowell Mountain Ultra/Trail

Classic Rock Invitational

Desert Stages Theater Scottsdale (480) 483-1664 Feb. 1 through March 3 Actor’s Café production of the remarkable story of John Merrick, who lived in 19th century London as a man deformed, and facing a brutal society, confronts a lifetime of betrayal, rejection and exploitation. 7:30 and 2 p.m. $22-$25.

Runs/Walks The Retro Run

McDowell Mountain Regional Park (602) 363-7725 Feb. 3 A 7K and a 15-mile event. 9 a.m.

35th Annual Runner’s Den Classic Road Races Paradise Valley Mall Phoenix (602) 277-4333 Feb. 3 5-mile, 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun run/walk. Also a Paradise Valley Mall Diaper Derby. 7 a.m.

13th Annual Chinese New Year 5K Run and “Wok” Ramadas 9 & 10 at Papago Park - Phoenix Feb. 10 Age division medals in the run, and for the walk. Continental breakfast, door prizes, free kids’ dash. 8 a.m. $20-$25

Fifth Annual Walk in the Wild Phoenix Zoo Feb. 16 Walk or run your own pace through a one-mile route. Mystery stops along the way for raffle tickets. Participants receive a T-shirt, goodie bag and admission in to the zoo for the day. All proceeds benefit the zoo.

Skirt Chaser 5K Tempe Beach Park Feb. 16 Women get a three-minute head start and invite men “to catch us if you can.” The first person to cross the line takes home $500, a block party with music, games, happy hour atmosphere, fashion show, awards, more.

Walk, Run, Wag 5K9 Tempe Arts Park Feb. 24 Fun for the whole family, including the fourfooted members. 8 a.m.

Phoenix Convention Center (480) 784-4444 Feb. 15-17 Women’s competition, 1,500 gymnasts, teams from more than 30 states, boys/men’s competition. Three live bands. $11-$16, $25 weekend passes.

30th Annual Arizona Senior Olympic State Games Various Venues Phoenix Feb. 16 through March 10 29 events throughout the metro area include swimming, cycling, track and field, billiards, fun walks, road races and triathlon. Free for spectators.

2013 Memorial Championship Disc Golf Tournament Fountain Park, Fountain Hills Vista del Camino Park, Scottsdale Feb. 27 through March 2 More than 200 professionals and 200 amateurs compete for cash prizes and trophies. Spectators welcome.

Theater Sunset Boulevard Scottsdale Desert Stages (480) 483-1664 Through Feb. 10 A story of love and tragedy, around a faded silent screen starlet and a young screenwriter. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. $25.

The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941 Mainstage Too! Fountain Hills Theater (480) 837-9661, ext. 3 Feb. 1-17 The Midwest radio station WOLD is about to go national, and the owner of the station has mortgaged and borrowed everything to make it happen. A massive blizzard downs the transmission lines, and there is no feed – but

War Horse ASU Gammage (480) 965-3434 Feb. 5-10 A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. The production is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, including life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

Wrong Window Desert Foothills Theater (480) 488-1981 Feb. 14 through March 3 A suspenseful and funny play spoofing Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.” ThursdaySaturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. $25-$30 adults, $15-$18 students and youth.

The Full Monty Fountain Hills Theater (480) 837-9661, ext. 3 Feb. 22 through March 10 Unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y., come up with a way to make some quick cash – as male strippers. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25.

23 Feb.24 Perfect for families and children of all ages by the acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 3 and 5 p.m. $9-$29.

Triathlons Catching Cupid Reverse Spring and Youth Triathlon Skyline Aquatic Facility Mesa (480) 313-4350 Feb. 9 Adults: 3 meter run, 12 meter bike ride, 400 yard swim; youth: 5 meter run, 4 meter bike ride, 100 yard swim triathlon. 7 a.m.

Valentine’s Day Love in the Hills Fountain Park (480) 837-8168 Feb. 14 Renew your wedding vows in what organizers hope to be the largest vow renewal ceremony in the world. Couples wishing to renew their vows must register. Those registered will receive a gift bag, commemorative certificate and other benefits. Names will be entered to win grand prize. 4-6:30 p.m. Free, but registration is required.

DESERT BELLE SAGUARO LAKE CRUISES Learn about the Sonoran Desert on our narrated 90 minute public cruises.

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The Little Mermaid, Jr. Desert Stages Theater - Scottsdale (480) 483-1664 Feb. 22 through March 24 The beloved musical occurs in the depths of the sea with the adventurous mermaid, Ariel. Performances are at 7:30, 1 and 3 p.m. $12-$15.

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show Chandler Center for the Arts Feb. 23 Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence mixes stand comedy, music and observations about life from her character, Mama’s, perspective. 7:30 p.m. $32-$44.

A Brown Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar: Treasurer Stories by Eric Carle Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 499-8587

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Let's Go in the Northeast Valley - February 2013  

Monthly newspaper covering Fountain Hills, Northeast Scottsdale and surrounding areas.

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