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AUTUMN IN ARIZONA – PUMPKIN PATCH SEASON HAS ARRIVED! IN THIS ISSUE Charity ................................................................. 3 City News ........................................................... 4 Education ...........................................................5 Business ......................................................6 & 7 Hi, My Name is ..................................................8

Kids’ Corner .......................................................9 Real Estate ....................................................... 12 Movies ............................................................... 16 Business Directory ..........................................17 Things to Do ........................................... 18 & 19

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SPOTLIGHT ON: KIWANIS CLUB

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erving the children of the world” is the motto of Kiwanis International, and along the Tatum Corridor, the Kiwanis Club of Desert Ridge is translating those words into action. Since being chartered in 2011, the Kiwanis Club of Desert Ridge (KCDR) has maintained a close association with the Paradise Valley Unified School District. KCDR sponsors Key Clubs (a service youth leadership program) at Horizon, Pinnacle and Shadow Mountain High Schools, providing community service and leadership opportunities to hundreds of Valley students.

17th. If you are interested in golfing, sponsoring or donating, please email KiwanisDesertRidge@ gmail.com. “I’ve heard our Club called ‘small and mighty’,” says Karin Church, President. “Sometimes I look at all the children we are helping in our community, and I’m amazed our small group is able to make such a large impact.” The Kiwanis Club of Desert Ridge is seeking new members. Information can be found at www.KiwanisDesertRidge.org or visit their Facebook page.

This past July, KCDR partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale to host Girl Talk, a lunchand-learn introducing middle and high school aged girls to non-traditional female careers. Through its 501c-3 non-profit foundation, KCDR sponsors attendance incentive programs at Sweetwater Community School and Roadrunner School. The Foundation’s most recent community support effort is the sponsorship of the Cape Girl League, a program designed to inspire young girls in our community to dream about their future and to help make their dreams a reality. The KCDR Foundation’s annual golf tournament is Friday, November

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CITY NEWS

FEWER FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES IN STATES

WITH LEGALIZED MEDICAL MARJUANA ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE, MORE THAN 100 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN. In an effort to relieve that constant pain, the number of opiate prescriptions has nearly doubled over the last decade. Today,

medical marijuana might be the key. Over the past two decades, deaths from drug overdoses have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. In 2011, 55 percent of drug overdose deaths were related to prescription medications; 75 percent

Medical marijuana is safely helping over 100,000 patients treat their pain in Arizona, and cannot be overlooked as a viable solution to the opioid epidemic.

opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine flood the streets, driving up addiction rates and fatal opiate overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially labeled the problem an “opiate epidemic.” As experts scramble to come up with a plan that combats the nation’s dependence on opiates, a new study published last week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine indicates

of those deaths involved opiate painkillers. However, researchers found that opiate-related deaths decreased by approximately 33 percent in 13 states in the following six years after medical marijuana was legalized. Researchers looked at medical marijuana laws and death certificate data in all 50 states between the years of 1999 and 2010. During that time, only 13 states had medical marijuana laws in place. Researchers quickly

noticed that the rates of fatal opioid overdoses were significantly lower in states that had legalized medical marijuana. In 2010 alone, states with legalized medical marijuana saw approximately 1,700 fewer opiaterelated overdose deaths. “We found there was about a 25 percent lower rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on average after implementation of a medical marijuana law,” lead study author Dr. Marcus Bachhuber said. About 60 percent of the nation’s fatal opioid overdoses occur among patients who have legitimate prescriptions for their medications. In states where medical marijuana is legal, however, a legitimate opiate user is able to significantly decrease his or her dosage, making overdose less likely. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. Use of medicinal cannabis is approved for a number of conditions, including cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma. Despite the diagnosis, medical marijuana is primarily used to relieve chronic or severe pain. It’s that pain-

relieving effect that decreases the number of fatal opioid overdoses. Bill Brothers is President of Encanto Dispensary, one of Arizona’s largest distributors of Medical Cannabis providing over 150 varieties for the benefit of its patients. “According to the Arizona Department of Health, our state has recorded thousands of opioid overdoses and nearly 300 related deaths just since June of this year,” said Brothers. “Medical marijuana is safely helping over 100,000 patients treat their pain in Arizona, and cannot be overlooked as a viable solution to the opioid epidemic. “Evidence from other states clearly show a 25 percent reduction in opioid use in states with a legal Medical Marijuana Program. The important goal for Arizona should be to reduce the cost of patients’ annual fees from $150 per year to $15 per year, allowing thousands more Arizonians to have access to their legal medicine through the state program without bearing an undue financial burden. What other legal drug requires you to pay the state $150 to have access to your medicine? None that I know of.”

PHOENIX WAGE GROWTH STRONGEST IN U.S. IN YET ANOTHER SIGN OF STRONG ECONOMIC MOMENTUM AND GROWTH IN QUALITY JOBS, THE PHOENIX METRO AREA EXPERIENCED THE HIGHEST WAGE GROWTH IN THE NATION OVER THE PAST YEAR. Wages in the Valley jumped 7.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here’s a closer look at the numbers: Top 10 metros by increase in average hourly wage, July 2017 over July 2016 “MSA Rank” is based on July 2016 metropolitan statistical area population by the U.S. Census; “Rank” means percent change in average hourly wage yearover-year

“We’ve been laser focused on building a more innovation-driven economy that works for everyone, and we’re seeing great results,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “This significant private-sector wage growth is being driven by advanced industries like technology, biosciences, healthcare, financial services and precision manufacturing.” The average hourly wage grew by nearly $2 an hour over the past year in the Phoenix metro area and is now $26.75, 1.5 percent higher than the national average of $26.36. Overall, the Phoenix metro area ranks 23rd in wages, but it’s quickly heading in the right direction. Before the Great Recession in 2007, advanced industries accounted for less than half of the workforce in Phoenix (46 percent). Now those higher-talent, higher-wage jobs make up more than 60 percent of the Valley’s workforce.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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EDUCATION

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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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arents seeking positive, meaningful extracurricular activities for their children may struggle to identify the right programs for their kids, especially if busy family schedules limit options. While many youth programs help children socialize and learn new skills, some go further to help shape who kids may become as adults. When choosing activities for young children, consider the following:

• DIVERSE EXPERIENCES: Keep things interesting and engaging for your child. Select programs that offer a range of activities and adventures. • TALENTED VOLUNTEERS OR STAFF: Ask, “What type of training do volunteers and staff members receive?” The answer to this is key as you help ensure your child will be mentored by positive role models. • PROGRAM VALUES: Learn what the organization’s goals are, how it teaches children about building character and good citizenship, and how it helps youth explore their goals. • SCHEDULING: Extracurricular activities can be time consuming. Find out what meetings and activities are required to ensure the program works for your family. • STARTING NOW: Today’s parents are more likely to engage their

children in activities at a younger age, according to a survey by Forrester. Consider enrolling your children in extracurricular activities early, perhaps even before formal education begins. This can help foster their long-term development. Still not sure what activities are right for your children? One choice with compelling outcomes is Scouting. Kids who participate in Scouting exhibit strong moral values and positive character attributes, allowing them to embrace new opportunities, overcome obstacles and become better prepared for future success, suggests a study of kids age 6 to 12 conducted by Tufts University. For this reason, parents looking to create a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community in their children may consider Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. While many people associate these programs with camping and outdoor adventures, the Boy Scouts of America also offers programs for youth with other unique interests. Here are some highlights: • LION: This pilot program for 5 and 6-year-old or kindergarten-age boys and their parents, combines concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship, with age-appropriate, fun activities.

with the growing importance of STEM-related careers, the STEM Scouts pilot program helps boys and girls in grades 3 through 12 learn more about science, technology, engineering and math through interactive, hands-on activities and experiments.

• EXPLORING: The expanded Exploring program offers young men and women ages 14-20, real-world career experiences that help build confidence and discover interests in fields like law enforcement, firefighting, aviation, engineering, and medicine. Learn more about Scouting programs

and how to get involved in your community at beascout.org. Before enrolling in a program, it’s important to ensure the time is well spent. Do your research and seek out programs that help your child build character and have fun in the process. (StatePoint)

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BUSINESS

3 THINGS TO HELP YOU WIN AT ONLINE ADVERTISING By Ryan Englin, CEO of Inspire Business Concepts

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etting the right customers to call you requires the right messaging, and the right messaging needs to be on the right advertising platform. Also consider that advertising will boost your brand’s recognition, even if it doesn’t net you a bunch of new customers. This recognition could be valuable in itself.

Online advertising can be a great addition to traditional print or media ad campaigns; it can be easily, and quickly updated, it’s very easy to track what is working and what is not, and you can control your advertising budget one day at a time. However, there are some things to consider before you get started.

1. COMMIT TO A BUDGET It will take time to get it right. We recommend committing to a budget for at least 90 days. Too often we see business owners get scared when the phone doesn’t ring immediately. By committing for 90 days, it’s easier to wait out those first couple months while you’re testing to get it right. Be careful with early successes too. We’ve seen campaigns get incredible results immediately and later slow down. By committing to a budget, you’ll be able to work through the ups and downs of starting a new campaign. 2. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE & YOUR OFFER Too often we see ads promoting a product or service without any con-

sideration for how your customer is searching. If you’re using Google Adwords, what keywords should you be showing up for? This goes beyond a basic keyword list for your product or service. For example, if you provide auto repair services, make sure your keywords match the language your customers will use when searching for auto repair. Of course “auto repair” should be a keyword, but so should “my air conditioner in my car isn’t cold,” or “my engine is making a squeaking sound.” With the right keyword list, you’ll make sure to keep your ad costs down and your results up.

If your landing page has a phone number, you should have call tracking to know how often the phone number results in a conversion. If your landing page has a form, you should have a way to track how often those requests turn into revenue. Oh, and you should have a landing page separate from your website. Without a landing page, it’s tough to tell what’s working and what isn’t. With good tracking systems in place, you’ll be able to make better decisions about the changes you need to make.

3. TRACK EVERYTHING Once your ads are up and running, you need tracking systems in place.

Ryan Englin is CEO at Inspire Business Concepts. To contact Ryan email: ryan.englin@ inspirebusinessconcepts. com. Visit www. inspirebusinessconcepts.com

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MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING/WORKING IN THE DESERT RIDGE AREA IS… The sense of community. The Desert Ridge area is large but we see regular customers and families in the studio all the time.I also love the energy around how High Street is becoming revitalized. YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE YOU COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY... I hate watching a movie twice but I LOVE seeing new movies. MY FAMILY… Is quirky, imperfect and my EVERYTHING. THE BUSINESS LESSON I LEARNED THE HARD WAY IS… Ask for help – early, often and with abandon. ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT… GPS navigation. I’m lost without it.

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KIDS’ CORNER BUYING HIKING GEAR FOR KIDS: OUTFITTING YOUR KIDS FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE By Jill “MamaBug” Frier

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et’s face it - gearing up for a hiking, camping or outdoor nature activity with a youngster can be a challenge. Those cute little cotton play outfits and sneakers or flip flops just won’t cut it on a trail or dirt path. Not to mention the fact that our daughter prefers dresses and skirts, which makes finding hiking and outdoor wear an extra challenge. After many shopping trips, try-on sessions, trials and errors, we have managed to find a few stores and brands that consistently provide good quality (and good value) hiking and outdoor gear for youngsters. Here are three of our favorites right now. COLUMBIA Columbia has good quality outdoor clothes for kids that fit well, so we do a lot of shopping at the Columbia Outlet store near us when we

need to gear up (which also saves us money). One drawback is that they cycle through seasonal clothing frequently, so buy it when you see it or it may be out of stock the next time! Columbia clothing is also available for kids at REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse and sometimes Cabela’s (as well as many other sporting goods stores, though the kids clothing is much harder to come by). You can also order from their website - sizes run pretty true to age, but can vary by product. REI Can I just say that I am an REI junkie? Every time we are within 5 miles of a store, we have to go check it out and see what’s new. They have a fantastic selection of kids outdoor clothing and shoes in various brands, including their own label. Like Columbia, they cycle through seasonal wear pretty quickly, but they almost always have something that we like in our

kid’s style and size. The shoes are top quality and they frequently have items on sale. A must see if you can swing by - they also have an outstanding website to shop online. CABELA’S Cabela’s is an outdoor adventure destination all it’s own. The moment you walk through the door into the cavernous outdoor retail fantasyland, you just know you will find something worth buying. Their kids’ clothing is very high quality, although it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for in smaller kid sizes (5 and under). They have a range of clothing types, but are particularly welloutfitted for anything hunting and fishing related. In any case, it’s worth a trip to the store just to see the aquarium, massive displays of animals, wildlife museum, and all the possibilities available for a multitude of outdoor adventures.

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE Sportsman’s Warehouse is a great local outfitter and scaled-down version of Cabela’s that is closer, less expensive and easier to visit. They have been increasing the quantity of their children’s clothing recently, and you can always find items that are good quality and well-suited for any outdoor activity. This is one of our favorite outfitters because of it’s value and convenience. Right off of I-17 and the 101, Sportsman’s is a good first stop when you begin your search to find gear for your kids. There are many other retail chains and small local stores we love that have great clothing and gear for kids in the Phoenix area. Watch Ladybug’s Blog for more outfitter reviews and gear ideas! Watch Ladybug’s Blog for more ideas at www.LadybugsBlog.com

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AUTUMN IN ARIZONA – PUMPKIN PATCH SEASON HAS ARRIVED! By Jill “MamaBug” Frier

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emperatures are slowly starting to drop, leaves are beginning to change up north and everywhere you look are pumpkin patches, fall festivals, haunted houses, and Halloween costumes and decorations. Autumn is officially arriving in Arizona and we want to share our favorite places to celebrate Pumpkin Patch Season this fall. Most of these locations are open on weekends

throughout October, but be sure to check out our Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival List to get specific details on dates, hours and websites – for all of these venues and many more! MACDONALD’S RANCH MacDonald’s Ranch in north Scottsdale is one of our family’s annual favorites. We make time every year to visit the ranch’s pumpkin patch, which is only accessible by horse drawn hayride. The first stop at the

ranch is their old Western town, just inside the entrance, then on to the pony rides, games, hay bale maze and other fun activities. We always pick out a least a couple of pumpkins (they have a great range of sizes), so either save the hayride to the pumpkin patch for last, or bring a wagon to carry your load. Special note: wear sunscreen, a hat and very comfortable shoes – this is a working ranch and you’ll be walking through the desert to enjoy all that the ranch has to offer.

MORTIMER FARMS We love to visit Mortimer Farms in the cooler climes of Dewey, Arizona. This working farm has a fantastic Pumpkin Festival, and includes activities for older kids and grown-ups on Friday and Saturday evenings. Mortimer Farms not only has a real live corn maze, hay rides, and pumpkin patch, it also boasts a zipline, nightly barn dance, karaoke, pig races and an official “Pumpkin Chunkin’” competition! This Pumpkin Festival is

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worth the trip, and is a great way to cool off during our not quite cool yet Octobers in Phoenix. PIONEER LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM HARVEST FEST The Pioneer Living History Museum on I-17, just south of Anthem, is a great place to enjoy some fall festivities, and learn a little about Arizona history. The Pioneer Harvest Fest has a pumpkin patch, hay rides, gold panning, a BB Gun Range, crafts, games, food, live entertainment and more. You can enjoy the festival and visit the Pioneer Living History Museum village to see buildings restored from historic sites around the state. Check out their website for a full list of activities and see what special events are happening each weekend.

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invites visitors to see mischievous pumpkin characters, Saguaro cacti and scarecrows, all artfully carved by Ray and his team. It will also feature several special events on different weekends, including instructional carving nights, costume contests, and weekly activities such as the “Adopt a

Pumpkin” patch, pumpkin pie eating competition, corn maze, face painting, arts and crafts, a new harvest market, food and a local craft beer garden. We can wait to see those delightful pumpkins and carvings first hand. These are just a handful of the

many fun fall venues that you and your kids can enjoy in the Phoenix area. Be sure to check out our Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival list for many more venues around the Valley and in Arizona. Watch Ladybug’s Blog for more ideas at www.LadybugsBlog.com

TOLMACHOFF FARMS Right in the heart of Glendale, Tomachoff Farms is a real working farm and home to one of our favorite pumpkin patches to visit every year. The farm has a huge pumpkin patch, a mini corn maze for the little ones, and a haunted corn maze for bigger kids. They also have a great petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult and child pedal cart track, giant jumping pillow and much more. Tomachoff Farms is a great place to take your kids and hosts many field trips from schools around the valley. Go enjoy some shady trees, fresh air and pumpkin farm fun in the West Valley! CAREFREE ENCHANTED PUMPKIN GARDEN It’s hard to believe that the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree, Arizona has free admission. The garden features beautiful, whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team. It is open to the public and woven throughout the four acre Carefree Desert Gardens – right on Easy Street in Carefree, Arizona. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

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Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals Around Arizona

MACDONALD’S RANCH 26540 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343 480.585.0239 macdonaldsranch.com/pumpkin-patch. htm Admission: $10.00 Monday - Friday (Adults and Children, Kids 23 months and under free); $12.00 Saturday and Sunday (Adults and Children, Kids 23 months and under free) Special Note: Check their website for numerous offers and discounts available Dates: October 1 - October 31, Open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Pumpkin Patch closes at 6:00PM MORTIMER FARMS Pumpkin Festival 12907 E. State Route 169 Dewey, AZ 86327 928-830-1116 mortimerfarmsaz.com/mortimer-farmspumpkin-festival Admission: $15.00 per person (Children 2 and under free) Dates: September 29 - October 29 Times: Noon to 9 pm Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday and Columbus Day

PIONEER LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM HARVEST FEST 3901 W. Pioneer Road Phoenix, AZ 85086 623-465-1052 pioneeraz.org/harvest-fest Admission: $10 per Adult; $8 for Children Special Note: Check their website for offers and discounts available

Dates: October 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 Times: 9am to 4pm CAREFREE ENCHANTED PUMPKIN GARDEN 101 Easy Street Carefree AZ 85377 480.488.3686 carefreepumpkingarden.com Admission: Free Dates: October 20th – 29th Times: 10:00am to 9:00pm Daily

MOTHER NATURE’S FARM 1663 E. Baseline RD. Gilbert, AZ 85233-1542 480-892-5874 mothernaturesfarm.com Admission: $5.00 per Adult; $10.00 per Child (1 year and older) Dates: Daily Times: October Pumpkin Patch 9am to 9pm ROCKER 7 FARM PATCH 19601 W Broadway Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326 623-208-8676 rocker7farmpatch.com Admission: $9.00 Friday, $10 Saturday and Sunday (children in diapers free) Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 7-29, Friday Times: Fridays, 11am to 8pm; Saturdays, 9am to 8pm; Sundays, 11am to 5pm SCHNEPF FARMS PUMPKIN AND CHILI PARTY 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480-987-3100

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FAMILY HALLOWEEN MOVIE FAVORITES Monsters vs. Aliens

Frankenweenie

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Coraline Halloweentown

Monsters University

Monster House

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Toy Story That Time Forgot

Ghost Busters

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Ernest Scared Stupid Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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THINGS TO DO ARIZONA STATE FAIR WHEN: October 6-29, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday WHERE: Arizona State Fair & Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix PRICE: $10 Adults, $5 Children 5-13 & Seniors 55+,Children under 5 free. DETAILS: The Arizona State Fair is the state’s largest festival, attracting over 1 million guests annually to rank as the third highest attended state fair in the country. Featuring professional midway rides and games, unique Fair foods, livestock and animal attractions, national headline and local entertainment, special shopping vendors, and various contests, the Arizona State Fair has something for everyone! The Fair is a showcase of Arizona talent, community, and spirit all in one location. This year’s concert series featuresSnoop Dog, Gin Blossoms, Billy Currington, and more. For more information visit azstatefair.com PHOENIX GREEK FESTIVAL WHEN: October 13-15, 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix PRICE: $3 DETAILS: Enjoy the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece. In addition to the authentically prepared Greek cuisine, you can indulge in a shopper’s paradise includes booths selling a variety of items including Greek jewerly, and artwork. Nationally recognized community dancers from the various regions of Greece will perform throughout the weekend. For more information call (602) 264-2791 or visit phoenixgreekfestival.org FOUR PEAKS OKTOBERFEST AT TEMPE TOWN LAKE WHEN: October 13-15, 2017, Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 12 p.m.12 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. WHERE: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ PHONE: Price: Free DETAILS: Celebrate German-style with three days of live music, brats, and beer and extra fun like dachshund races, keg tappings, karaoke, carnival rides and more. For more information call (480) 350-8181 or visit www.fourpeaksoktoberfest.com ARIZONA TACO FESTIVAL WHEN: October 14 & 15; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. WHERE: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale PRICE: General admission $12; VIP $100; Tequila Expo $20; Margarita Lover’s (Includes GA Ticket) $18 DETAILS: More than 50 teams take up the taco-making challenge as fans sample and savor their creations. The event is filled with music, food, and fun including, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contests, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, a stage of live music and more. You will have access to more $2 tacos than

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THINGS TO DO

“FALL” INTO ARIZONA STATE PARKS THIS SEASON!

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all is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with Arizona State Parks and Trails. With a break in the summer weather, it’s time to get out and explore Lost Dutchman State Park. Located in Apache Junction, this park offers amazing views, great camping spots, and hiking trails for all experience levels.

some great events to the park, too, including a Star Party, monarch study and full moon hike.

Heading north in fall is a must-do for those looking for autumn colors. Stop and visit Red Rock State Park, which boasts beautiful colors all year long! The season brings

At an elevation over 6,000 feet, Lyman Lake State Park is a great escape for the wholefamily. You can enjoy fishing, boating, camping, wildlife viewing or just relax-

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is the perfect place to experience fall. Located along the Verde River, Dead Horse Ranch has adventure for kids and adults. With changing leaves, fishing, paddling, camping cabins and fun events, this is family-getaway weekend in the works.

ational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners.”

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For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

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