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Scottsdale residents are invited to provide input regarding the City’s parks, libraries or social services by attending upcoming meetings. The meetings will also present to the public results of a parks survey, which revealed that 80 percent of the participants used City libraries, 75 percent visit neighborhood parks and 97 percent rated the condition of the parks and facilities excellent or good. Those results, along with community input from the upcoming presentations, will be considered as part of a drafted update of the Community Services Master Plan, which establishes City services regarding parks, libraries and social services for the next 10 years. Officials will discuss with residents the full range of survey results and other elements of the draft master plan. “It’s a check again on how we are perceived about things that we are doing well or that need improving in the services or the programs we offer,” said Bill Murphy, director of community services for the City of Scottsdale, of the parks survey. The community hearings will create a “dialogue to get questions and answers from the public,” Murphy said. The survey presentations are scheduled as follows: • Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m., Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. • Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m., Boys and Girls Club Thunderbird Ranch, 20199 N. 78th Pl. classifieds

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MentorKidsUSA has been a stabilizing force for at-risk Valley children By Kaddie Stephens Mitch Sivertson wanted to get connected and give back to his community. After searching online for various organizations, Sivertson found MentorKidsUSA. Founded in 1997 by Orv Krieger, Scottsdale-based MentorKidsUSA is a nonprofit organization that focuses on implementing Christian values into the lives of at-risk children through one-on-one mentoring. For Sivertson’s part, he mentors 11-yearold Jose (last name withheld), whose mother had been diagnosed with cancer and couldn’t afford proper treatment. During difficult times, Siverton provided the youngster with guidance and some stability. Through the good graces of Sivertson’s close friend, Jose’s mother was able to undergo necessary surgeries and chemotherapy to treat her cancer, and is now back in Jose’s life, healthy and doing well. “I can’t describe how rewarding the whole thing has been,” said Sivertson, also a MentorKidsUSA board mem-

ber. “It’s just absolutely remarkable how things fall into place.” During the past few years, the number of children served by MentorKidsUSA has gone up 53 percent, and they were guided by more than 500 volunteers. Local churches and businesses, as well as the kids, their families, mentors and volunteers, come together to create long-term solutions to the challenges facing youngsters. In Phoenix, there are 250,000 youths living in poverty. The city leads the nation in disconnected youngsters. MentorKidsUSA allows children to “reach their God-given talents, and guides them on the road to success” said CEO Chuck Westerlund. In 2010, MentorKidsUSA noticed an increased need in certain Phoenix communities, so it created the South Phoenix and the Palomino promise neighborhoods. These promise neighborhoods “consist of three tiers: youth, family and community,” Westerlund said. These promise neighborhoods con-

sist of community gardens, and afterschool and summer programs. “They focus on getting families involved and moving all three tiers forward together,” Westerlund said. With the help of local businesses, the promise neighborhoods are growing every day. McCarthy Construction gave MentorKidsUSA a grant to build a new basketball court in the Phoenix promise neighborhood. Volunteer athletes teach kids soccer, baseball and basketball as well as how to maintain character and integrity. “We teach them to win and be humble, and to lose and be a good sport,” Westerlund explained. “We focus on characteristics to make them whole as they move forward in life.” Group mentoring has been added to the promise neighborhoods, but some mentors, such as Sivertson, have only

one youth. A lot depends on the mentor’s time and the youngster’s needs. “To spend time with somebody is really showing them love. What’s important is just the consistency,” Sivertson said. Some of the troubled youngsters are dealing with things below the surface that people are unaware of. Sivertson believes it’s important to be straightforward, but to “also be mindful that these children are constantly in flux. “We need to tread carefully when we are talking about the development of a child,” he added. But thanks to programs like MentorKidsUSA, these children are better equipped to handle whatever life may throw their way. The youth organization is located at 15333 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 767-6707.

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For the third consecutive year, Novocur Pain Clinics in Chandler and Scottsdale were named among the top three pain management clinics in the latest annual results from Ranking Arizona. The honor is the result of the largest opinion poll that ranks the best businesses in the state. Big AZ Media conducts the voting each year. “It’s very gratifying to see how much our patients value and appreciate the commitment we make to relieving their pain in an atmosphere where they feel like we treat them like family,” said Dr. Alex Bigham, Novocur president and chief executive officer. “It’s a big vote of

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Learn to stay safe around water at April Pools Day By Kaddie Stephens With temperatures already in the high 90s, days spent at the pool don’t seem too far off. But as much fun as family pool days can be, it’s important to remember to be safe around the water. According to John Bunnell, the recreation coordinator for the Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, there were 152 water-related incidents in the Valley last year. Because there’s always that fear, the City of Scottsdale Aquatics Department is hosting April Pools Day, which is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Eldorado pool. The day will include multiple water safety events, lifeguarding and CPR demonstrations, water and sun safety tips, and a mock rescue with the Scottsdale Fire Department. The goal of the event is to reinforce the message of safety around all types of water, said Lori Schmidt, the public education officer for the Scottsdale Fire Department and the president of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona. “We want them to understand that, especially with little kids, places like toilets and buckets can cause drowning as well,” Schmidt said. April 15, 2015

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona organizers will also promote CPR classes to the April Pools Day attendees, emphasizing that it is just as important to know mouth-to-mouth CPR as it is handson CPR. According to Bunnell, the aquatic center is partnering with SRP to promote canal awareness and safety. The Arizona Department of Health Services will be at the event providing education on waterborne diseases. The fire department will offer tours of its fire trucks. After the event, the pool is offering a free hour of swimming from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jessica Curtis, a member of the advisory council for the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, lost her son two years ago in a drowning incident, and wants to remind parents that even if you think you have all the mechanisms to keep your children safe, they don’t always work. “It’s nice for the community to come together for families…to come and learn,” Curtis said. “It’s important for people to not live in the mindset that ‘It will never happen to me,’ because when you live in that mindset is when it will happen to you.”

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May is the last month before scorching triple-digit temperatures take over the Valley. Local residents can relish mild evening temperatures, and a free concert to boot, every Sunday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. (See accompanying story inside.) Greasewood Flat, an iconic Scottsdale landmark, rode off into the sunset on March 31. Local residents had the opportunity to purchase a piece of Arizona history when Surplus Asset Management auctioned off many of the fabled saloon’s rustic treasures on April 11. Some of the most interesting purchases: The bar’s classic welcome sign sold for $11,000, an inoperable 50-caliber anti-aircraft gun was auctioned for $9,500 and a 1936 Ford pickup truck was scooped up for $8,000. All of them are treasures that earned the bar the moniker “one of

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The sixth annual Arizona Barbecue Festival returns to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, with more than 25 purveyors drawing more than 15,000 people. The festival features a variety of events: • Redneck Games Arena features free contests like arm wrestling, watermelon-seed spitting, bobbing for pig’s feet, beer pong and toilet seat horseshoes. Later in the day is a Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots beauty pageant. Duck hunt video games stations and cow milking races are among the new events. • The Bacon Station is a vendor stand serving bowls of cooked bacon for $2, which can be enjoyed in between bites of brisket, pulled pork and smoked chicken. The station served more than 1,000 pounds of bacon last year. • More than 25 top barbecue pit-masters will dish out pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken and sides. Vendors include Honey Bears, Tom’s BBQ, Montana BBQ, Ragin’ Cajun and many more. Vendors will offer a $2 sample item, up to three items in the $4 to $8 range, and one full menu item priced higher (such as full rack of ribs, meat

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used to find out what interests people in the community. New community programs will then be developed. Although the event is free, Scottsdale Parks and Recreation is accepting donations to help support Scottsdale Cares. This is a voluntary utility bill donation program that has received more than $1 million from its residents since its launch in May 1995. Helping neighbors in the Scottsdale community who are in need of financial support is the program’s No. 1 goal. Donations will assist nonprofit agencies that provide programs for residents who are facing crises. Parking for attendees will be located just north of the stadium and on the east side of Drinkwater Boulevard. For more information, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/datenight.

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By Taylor Bahrijczuk In an effort to show that Scottsdale Stadium is more than the spring home of the San Francisco Giants, the City is hosting its first “Date Night” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the venue. “This is the first time we’ve done an event this style,” said Dan Miller with the City of Scottsdale. “We want to offer a nice, free activity for adults to do. It’s a great option for adults to get away from the kids and enjoy a night out in Scottsdale.” The 21-and-older event will feature stadium tours, gourmet food trucks. beer and wine. The evening will finish with a movie presented on the field. While many movies are being considered, Miller believes it will probably be “Pitch Perfect,” because its sequel is set for release May 15. Miller said that “Date Night” will be

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sharon Thomas is living a normal son due to a hereditary condition life. She recently traveled to Hawaii, called primary pulmonary hypertenand tries to exercise three times a sion, a rare lung disease that leads week. to narrowing of the blood vessels of The 60-year-old Scottsdale resident the lungs, according to the Amerisaid she feels blessed for can Lung Association. Her this as she has had three sister came down with the life-saving transplants. She disease as well and died received a new heart and while awaiting a translung, as well as two kidneys plant. on two different occasions. Thomas was diagnosed One of the kidneys was doafter she had her second nated by her daughter, Amy. daughter and received her “This (Hawaiian) vacation transplant at 33 in 1983, is the first we’ve had that I Sharon Thomas has and her latest kidney transhad three life-saving didn’t have to do dialysis plant on March 4, 2014. organ transplants. while I was there,” she said. “We had a lot of faith, so The family traveled together to cel- that helped” her daughter decide to ebrate Thomas and her husband’s 31st donate her kidney. wedding anniversary and their daugh“We were pretty scared when we ters’ birthdays. She and her husband, went in,” she said. “We just had to Mike, have an older daughter, Shawna. face that it was a good thing to do. “We also had good check-ups so we I’m very thankful that I’ve lived this celebrated all of that,” she said. long to see my daughters continue in Thomas was 33 years old when she their lives and grow up to be wonderhad her heart-lung transplant in Tuc- ful adults.”

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Thousands expected at Sunday night concert series By Jessica McNabb Local bands’ music will fill the air at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park when the acts perform free concerts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays May 3 through July 5. “All of the bands are local, and they all play cover music,” said Carolyn Moyle, assistant recreation coordinator for the park. “My goal is to get many genres of music, including Motown, funk, current Top 40, the classics and country.” Between 2,500 and 3,000 people are expected to attend each show. Concert-goers can reserve ramadas—which house from 20 to 100 people—or sit on the grass. Rides on the train or carousel are available for $2. Children younger than age 3 ride for free with a paying adult. “At 7:30 in the evening the weather is beautiful,” said Kira Peters, the park’s recreation supervisor. “There are people on the grass and 100 to 200 kids and adults in front of the gazebo dancing. The community comes together.” Assistant park coordinator Hen-

ry Garcia said the park is green and open, which is why it stays cooler. “It’s a great atmosphere,” he said. In addition to the Sunday evening summer concerts, the two railroads and the carousel, the 30-acre premier park has other attractions including a 10,000-square-foot model railroad building with four model railroad clubs, two large video screens showing a wide variety of train-related videos, the Magma Arizona Railroad engine and the unique Roald Amundsen Pullman Car. “The train car was used by President Roosevelt during his presidential campaign,” said museum attendant Bob Adler. The car has the original sleeping areas, dining areas and sitting areas from when it was built in 1928. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is located at 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale. For reservations and additional information about Sunday evening concerts and other events, visit www.therailroadpark.com or call (480) 312-2312.

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daily events. Each weekday’s theme is inspired by one of the museum’s five major Geographical Galleries. The day’s activities will include two Gallery Talks by members of MIM’s curatorial team as well as a musical performance and a themed menu in Café Allegro. On Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, the museum will host “Experience MIM.” This weekend celebration, in the style of MIM’s popular signature event series, will include an opportunity to “speed date” a curator; multiple musical performances; interactive elements such as craft activities, a photo booth and face painting; complimentary cupcakes for the first 100 guests each day; and a sparkling wine tasting in Café Allegro.

has upped the number of concerts it has held and several artists, including Ed Kowalczyk and Alpin Hong, have played multiple times. “We consider the theater to be the crown jewel of the institution,” Salomon said. “It was designed with that intimate acoustic experience in mind. There are unobstructed views with plenty of leg room. The lighting and the sound and the performers themselves really lend to an exceptional experience.”

Ever evolving Salomon said throughout the years she has been at MIM, the museum has evolved. The exhibit space has changed as has its offerings. MIM

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Scottsdale Resort set for renovation July 1 The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, A Destination Hotel, will get a new look and a new name. The resort will be renovated starting on July 1 to “revitalize its amenities.” It is the newest property in the Destination Hotels portfolio and the only one in the Phoenix metropolitan area to undergo a substantial renovation in 2015, according to Destina- In September, the property will be unveiled as The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, tion Hotels. In September, the property will be The designers at PHX Architects in unveiled as The Scottsdale Resort at Phoenix and SB Design in Scottsdale McCormick Ranch, A Destination developed plans to update the resort’s Hotel. appearance and introduce new ameThe renovation’s first phase will nities, while staying true to the rich inject $9 million of improvements history of the property originally deinto the property, introducing a new signed by legendary Scottsdale archirestaurant and bar, transforming the tect Bennie Gonzales. The architects main pool, adding significant outdoor drew inspiration from Mexico and meeting and event space, and enhanc- South America, incorporating the ing guest rooms. romance, history and architectural splendor of Mexican haciendas into the design, color palette and furnishings. The outdoor space will tap the grand fazendas of Brazil from the Colonial period. These farms featured ancient stone walls, arcaded portals, cobbled courtyards and grande salons. The resort’s new look and feel also draws inspiration from Argentinian estancias, which were The renovation will emphasize the Spanish influ- magnificent country estates and ence of the architecture and extensive grounds working ranches that guarded the surrounding the resort. nation’s cultural heritage from its “The goal of the renovation is to Spanish-colonial beginnings. maximize the aesthetic potential of Accompanying the physical changes the romantic, Spanish architecture to the property, The Scottsdale Resort and beautiful grounds of The Scotts- will experience a brand overhaul indale Resort elevating the overall guest cluding new names and logos for the experience and amenities,” said Kevin resort, restaurants and spa. The propRegan, senior vice president of opera- erty’s new logo contains three suns, tions, Western region, for Destination representing sunrise, high noon and Hotels. sunset. The sunrise awakens the reno“This property is situated in an up- vated areas on the east side of the rescale community centrally located sort while the sun at high noon blanbut just enough off the beaten path kets the entire property in its glow. As that it is a bit of a hidden gem within the sun sets on the west, guests soak this world-class travel destination. We in the vibrant colors of an Arizona cannot wait to share this property’s sunset while socializing and enjoynew look with our guests, neighbors ing the fresh culinary offerings in the and the local community.” newly enhanced outdoor spaces.

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and physical benefits that children experience when they attend a summer sleepaway camp. Every child attendee receives a free hour of jump time at AZ Air Time. WHEN: Thursday, May 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: AZ Air Time, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 145, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 427-2000 or www.azairtime.com

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The day before Mother’s Day, bring Celebrate children, animals and culthe kids to Toys & Playtime Oasis where ture at Dia del Nino at the Phoenix Zoo. children can design and create cards. WHEN: Sunday, April 26, from 9 a.m. WHEN: Saturday, May 9, from 9:30 to 4 p.m. a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin hearsay meet your neighbor law talk WHERE: Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 Pkwy., Phoenix N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale COST: Included in admission of $14 COST: Free admission (children ages 3 to 13), and $20 for INFO: (480) 948-4630 or adults ages 14 and older www.azdollhouse.com INFO: (602) 286-3800 or phoenixzoo. org/event-items/dia-del-nino/ biz box

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Kick off the summer season and get ready to practice safe behavior in and around water. WHEN: Sunday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: www.scottsdaleaz.gov

The first 5,000 children at Chase Field receive a kids T-shirt. Afterward, watch the D-backs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. WHEN: Sunday, April 26, at 1:10 p.m. WHERE: Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix COST: $12 to $150 INFO: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

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The musical tells the story of Fancy Nancy and what happens when her she is chosen to play a dull tree in a stage production. WHEN: Saturday, May 2, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $14 to $29 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

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Pink Grapefruit Pound Cake Delicious, juicy pink grapefruit is in season from October through May, so this is a great month to try a sweet treat with a sensational citrus twist— the Pink Grapefruit Pound Cake. First about the cake. It really should have been called a 4-pound cake, because back in the 1700s, when someone baked up this invention, the original pound cake called for 1 pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. Since then, the pound cake has slimmed down in ingredients and in size, and fresh citrus is often added to the basic mixture. While lemon is the darling of citrus when it comes to desserts, there is a sweet alternative in abundance right now in your store’s produce department. Pink grapefruit is juicy, sweet, inexpensive and large, which is why this recipe for

Pink Grapefruit Pound Cake is so perfect. While you’re enjoying the juicy fruit inside as a snack, the outside skin can be zested and blended into a moist, rich and dense cake. Then, you’ll take a few wedges, juice them up and add that to powdered sugar for a zesty citrus drizzle over top of the cake. I made one big mistake on my first go-around. I got a bit of the white pith under the outer skin in my zesting and it made my cake slightly bitter, so make sure that you grate only the pink peel. You can drizzle as much or as little of the icing as you like. Just double the icing ingredients for more sweetness on top. The second mistake I made was cutting into the cake before it cooled and set up. Patience has never been my virtue, but in this case waiting a bit promises the perfect slices.

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Arizona Sports Fan Expo Celebrate your teams and enjoy sports experiences while shopping for health, fitness and fan gear. WHEN: Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. meet your neighbor WHERE: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale COST: $8 in advance; $12 at the door. $25 family four pack. $100 association 25 pack. $5 parking. INFO: (602) 493-2032 Cheyenne Traditional PTO Golf Tournament The tournament is a critical source of funding for the school. It helps teachers provide a high-quality, wellrounded educational experience for Cheyenne Traditional’s more than 900 K-8 students. WHEN: Friday, April 24, at 1 p.m. WHERE: McDowell Mountain Ranch Golf Club, 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale COST: $150 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, a drink ticket, dinner, entertainment and auctions; or $50 includes dinner, drink ticket and auctions. INFO: http://cheyennetraditionalpto. org/golf-tournament/, jrinaz@hotmail. com or handley.stephanie@gmail.com

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Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game Fans can see celebrities in action as they go head-to-head in a charity softball game. WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick COST: $20

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Tempe’s own Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers return to The Pool at Talking Stick Resort. WHEN: Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale

Amazing Pets Expo Celebrate all things pets at the sixth annual event. WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale ZZ Top will play The Pool at Talking Stick on Sunday, April 26 COST: Free admission; at 8 p.m. $5 parking “Fore!” the Kids Golf Tournament INFO: www.westworldaz.com Enjoy lunch and an afternoon of golf on Gainey Ranch Golf Club’s Arroyo/ “The Velocity of Autumn” Lakes Course. Proceeds provide schol“The Velocity of Autumn” is a wickedly arships to children’s programming, funny and deeply touching discovsummer camp and family memberery of the fragility and ferocity of ships at The J, a nonprofit, inclusive life. Jewish community center. WHEN: Through Sunday, April 26, WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, starts with various times WHERE: The Studio, 4848 E. Cac- 11:30 a.m. lunch WHERE: Gainey Ranch Golf Club, tus Rd., Suite 406, Scottsdale 7600 Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale COST: $10 to $20 COST: $250; $900 per foursome INFO: (602) 765-0120 or INFO: (480) 483-7121, ext. 1213 www.thestudiophx.org

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Gregg Allman The founding member of The Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman brings his soulful voice to Talking Stick. WHEN: Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $40 to $150 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or www.ticketmaster.com Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Vendors have “a passion for things old and rusty.” WHEN: Saturday, May 2, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will be open at Westand Sunday, May 3, at 8 World of Scottsdale on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, a.m. (early opening), and 10 May 3. a.m. (public opening) WHERE: WestWorld of wood Mac, Bella Donna offers a Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottdynamic rock concert show with sdale spectacular costumes and powerful COST: $10 early opening; $5 general performances of hits like “Landslide” admission; $5 parking and “Edge of Seventeen.” INFO: www.junkinthetrunkvintagemar- WHEN: Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. ket.com and 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd Vive Selena—A Tribute to St., Scottsdale Selena Quintanilla COST: $15 It’s been two decades since Latin muINFO: (480) 850-7734 or sic lost Quintanilla, but her music stays www.casinoarizona.com alive with this faithful homage to her expansive catalog. The Scottsdale Concert Band WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The act will conclude its 2014-2015 WHERE: Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd season with a Mother’s Day concert St., Scottsdale entitled “All the World’s a Stage.” COST: $15 WHEN: Sunday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. INFO: (480) 850-7734 or WHERE: Saguaro High School Auditowww.casinoarizona.com rium, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale COST: Free “The Wizard of Oz” INFO: (602) 327-3168 or Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magi- www.scottsdaleconcertband.org cal land in a tornado in this longtime favorite tale. Swing Into Action Golf Fundraiser WHEN: Thursday, May 7, through The fundraiser is part of the National Sunday, May 30; 7 p.m. Thursdays, American Indian Housing Council’s anFridays, Saturdays and Mondays; and nual convention and tradeshow. 2 p.m. Sundays WHEN: Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. WHERE: Don Bluth Front Row TheWHERE: Talking Stick Golf Club, 9800 atre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $15 to $23 COST: $125; $400 foursome INFO: (480) 314-0841 or INFO: http://bit.ly/1azedOm www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com REO Speedwagon Moody Blues For nearly 40 years, REO Speedwagon Don’t miss the opportunity to see has been entertaining with a catalog these talented Brits play their hits like of songs that includes “Keep on Lov“Nights in White Satin.” ing You” and “Take It On the Run.” WHEN: Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m. WHEN: Sunday, May 17, at 8 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale Scottsdale COST: $30 to $150 COST: $45 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or INFO: (480) 850-7734 or www.ticketmaster.com www.ticketmaster.com Bella Donna—A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac A tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleet-

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Lisa Loeb has done it all. Since her 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” became a pop culture phenomena, the bespectacled performer has perfected her eyewear collection, written children’s books, starred in television shows, but most of all, became a mom to two children. She was in her late 20s when she scored the ubiquitous hit—which, incidentally, was the first No. 1 by an unsigned artist—but the success was a learning experience for her. “I think I just try to follow my heart and do things that I’m interested in doing,” she said. “Luckily now, as an artist and a business person, there is a lot of flexibility and a lot of opportunities.” Visiting Arizona is one of her interests. When Loeb Lisa Loeb’s family-friendly show comes to Scottsdale brings her family-friendly Civic Center Amphitheater on April 25. show to the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater on Saturday, for me. I thought it was a great idea. April 25, she is planning on recon- It’s a little more rock and much higher necting with old friend Mark Tarbell, energy. He was wonderful to work the mastermind behind Tarbell’s res- with.” taurant in Phoenix, hiking up CamelShe owes it all to the staying powback Mountain and—if she can per- er—no pun intended—of “Stay,” which suade her—bring her mom so she can played key roles in “Hot Tub Time visit the Grand Canyon. Machine 2” and “Orange is the New “When you’re working, it does take Black.” up a lot of time and energy so you “What I love is that people have that want to do things that you love do- sentimental connection to it that can ing—as much as you can,” she says. bring out all different emotions—evThese days she is directing her en- erything from heartfelt love and loss,” ergy toward a new proper album, the she said. “There is a humorous side to premier of “Camp Kappawanna,” a it, too, when all your girlfriends sang family musical opening in New York along to it, which we saw in ‘Orange with the Atlantic Theater Company, is the New Black.’ It’s become such an and her eyewear line, which is avail- icon on its own that you can put it in able at Costco. Her most recent album, those situations poking fun. It just has “No Fairy Tale,” was co-produced by its own life.” Loeb and New Found Glory’s Chad Lisa Loeb performs at 7:30 p.m. SatGilbert, in what seems to be an odd urday, April 25, Scottsdale Civic Center pairing. “New Found Glory covered ‘Stay’ Amphitheater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottand asked me to sing harmony on it, sdale. Tickets are $19 to $149. For more which I did,” Loeb said. “He contacted information, call (480) 499-8587 or visit me to see if he could produce a record www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

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Dr. Kevin Choi opened True Med Spa five months ago with a mission to give patients beauty and confidence in their daily lives. His spa specializes in laser services and other treatments for skin rejuvenation and skin enhancement. Choi Dr. Kevin Choi worked in oral surgery and cosmetic surgery for 13 years before opening True Med Spa. “I really felt that I could change someone’s life,” Choi said. “I wanted to help other people.” Choi earned a doctorate in dental surgery from New York University’s on the town

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college of dentistry. Choi is joined by Dr. Ann Watwood, a naturopathic doctor specializing in advanced laser skin aesthetics and antiaging. The spa offers skin enhancement programs including laser hair removal, true iPixel skin Dr. Ann Watwood removal, skin tightening, true acne photofacial, Botox, wrinkle treatment, laser tattoo removal, hydrafacials, chemical peels and spider vein treatment. Choi said the spa also offers the latest in technology, including regrowing hair using the patients’ own stem events calendar

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cells in a process called Plasma in Rich Growth Factors (PRGF) “We use the growth factor from their own blood,” Choi said. He explained that the procedure is quicker than traditional hair follicle transplant surgeries, which require nine hours of surgery with the transplanting of 2,500 follicles. “You see results in 30 days,” Choi said of the growth factor method. PRGF treatment can also correct damaged facial skin. Choi had one patient who had been in a car accident and his face had burned badly. He had a prominent visible scar on his chin, which disappeared after the patient’s

two PRGF surgeries. “We are excited about that,” Choi exclaimed. Choi said he’s always been interested in cosmetics, boosting people’s confidence through the use of new technology. “It’s very gratifying to me to see them look in the mirror afterward,” Choi said. True Med Spa 4260 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Ste. 110 Scottsdale 85251 (480) 429-4000 www.truemedspa.com

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Josh Horsman always loved feeding “A lot of birds like shelled peanuts, inand watching birds. cluding woodpeckers, cactus wrens and After Horsman worked part-time at lovebirds,” Horsman said. a Wild Birds Unlimited store in Mesa Bird lovers can feed birds using seed for three years, Josh and his wife, Ali- cylinders or “no melt” suet that will cia, decided to take the plunge as fran- stand the desert heat. chisees and open their own store in Feeders range in price from $4.99 to Scottsdale in April 2013 to pursue an $200. Hummingbird feeders prices run activity they’ve always enjoyed. $10 to $85. “I’ve been feeding One of the humbirds my whole life,” mingbird feeders is Josh Horsman said. egg-shaped. “It has no “Feeding them is a perches on it,” Horshobby, and that’s what man said, as the feedmakes it so fun.” er is designed for the Horsman’s store hovering hummingBird lovers who don’t want to deal stocks what you would with filling feeders can purchase a bird. expect: bird feed- seed cylinder instead. The hardware secers, bird seed, humtion includes a cusmingbird feeders, bird tomized pole system baths, feeder hardfor feeders and wind ware and garden art. chimes for the DIY-er This store doesn’t just who wants versatility stock the typical bird in appearance and in feeders; it sells feeders Josh Horsman pursues his passion locations in the yard. that can be geared for of bird feeding by operating a Bird baths provide Wild Birds Unlimited store in certain-sized birds. relief and water for Scottsdale. Horsman’s store sells birds in the desert feeders with a surrounding curved heat. One bath allows for a water hookmetal cage to keep out larger birds, up. “It allows you to have a steady slow such as pigeons or woodpeckers, so drip to your bird bath,” Horsman said. that smaller birds aren’t competing Horsman also delivers for those cuswith them and can feed instead. tomers who are unable to visit the store Another feeder can be calibrated for due to disabilities or age. “It brightens any sized bird. It can be adjusted so people’s day, and it’s rewarding for me that cardinals or rosy-faced lovebirds to be a part of it,” Horsman said. Hors(also known as peach-faced lovebirds) man will visit homes and advise cuswill feed there, but not smaller ones tomers on feeder placement, too, cover(finches) or larger (woodpeckers), or ing communities from Apache Junction calibrated for those species instead. to Cave Creek. Of course, many bird lovers who don’t It’s all part of his passion. Feeding mind the large birds will feed all spe- birds is a hobby Horsman describes as cies with the standard tube, which the “one of the best ways to interact with store also stocks. nature in an urban environment,” bringHorsman is ready with advice for ing peace and meditation with a morncustomers on seed preferences of vari- ing cup of coffee, Horsman said. ous species. Cardinals, house finches “It brings life to your yard. Without it, and lovebirds like safflower seeds, it feels like a dimension is missing.” while starlings and grackles don’t. Most species like sunflower chips. Birds that Wild Birds Unlimited live close to the ground like millet; the 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 174 ones that live higher above the ground Scottsdale (480) 306-5153 prefer sunflower seeds. on the town

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