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The Scottsdale History Hall of Fame will introduce its 2014 inductees during the annual Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce dinner this month. This year’s inductees are Les Conklin, Betty Drake, Lou Jekel, Jim Keeley and the Scottsdale Historical Society. All of them have Jim Keeley, “Mr. Airpark,” Betty Drake is an urban strong ties to the shaping has been guiding the vision planner who has left her mark of the Scottsdale Airpark not only on Scottsdale but the of Scottsdale. Valley and state as well. Conklin has led the for more than 30 years. computer technology age for the last would gather annually for a dinner four decades, while preserving the best to receive updates about Scottsdale of Scottsdale. Drake, an urban planner, and the chamber—nothing surfaced. has aided in shaping the landscape, as Once Ruff attended the first Arizona well as public and private spaces, for Historical Society dinner in the early Scottsdale, the Valley and Arizona. 1990s an idea struck. Jekel has been a zoning attorney, Ruff said the dinner honored firefighter and community leader. For individuals who had a major impact more than 30 years, Keeley, dubbed on Arizona’s history. He said he was “Mr. Airpark,” has been a leader in impressed with the idea and thought researching, promoting, selling and something similar should be started in providing visions for the Scottsdale Scottsdale. Airpark. The historical society, which At the next meeting, Ruff formed in 1968 to save the Little recommended that the chamber Red Schoolhouse from destruction, adopt the project. collects and archives documents and “Our first event was held in 1994,” photographs. Ruff said about the annual history hall The Scottsdale’s History Hall of of fame dinner. Fame dinner is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 The primary purpose of the event, he p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Chaparral said, is to honor individuals who have Suites Resort and Conference Center, made a contribution to the growth 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Tickets are and development of the culture of $60 per person; table of 10 is $600 or Scottsdale’s history. It began honoring corporate sponsored tables of 10 are nonprofits in 2000. $1,200. Those interested can register Eberle said the committee is made by contacting Leslie Nyguist at (480) up past chairmen of the Scottsdale 355-2707. Chamber of Commerce. All the History Hall of Fame Committee members are asked to create a list Chairman Mark Eberle said his of influential folks in Scottsdale. group put together a video of the The group occasionally receives honorees for the audience to watch. unsolicited candidates from outside The inductees will receive an aerial sources that it considers as well. photograph of Scottsdale. “Then we get together and compare Don Ruff, Scottsdale Chamber of our notes and put various people Commerce past president and past on the table,” Eberle said. “The list History Hall of Fame Committee is quite extensive and we try to pick chairman, said although a project was four individuals and one organization mentioned in the 1980s and 1990s— that is a good representation of the when past presidents of the chamber purpose of the event.” classifieds

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Scottsdale to Boston Marathon Runner Raises Money for Cancer Research By Tracy House Ted Frumkin is taking to the streets on April 21 in the 118th Boston Marathon. The 52-year-old Scottsdale resident is running his third Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to raise money for research. He explained he’s not fast enough to qualify for the marathon, so he found a charity that he could run for that held meaning for him. “I found Dana-Farber,” Frumkin said. “They’re very big in Boston. I read a lot about what the marathon challenge is for and it’s for basic cancer research, so we’re raising funds to help the scientists at DanaFarber.” He will be one of more than 700 Dana-Farber Marathon Ted Frumkin is running the Boston Marathon on the Dana-Farber team to raise money for cancer research. Challenge teammates. Frumkin ran for Dana-Farber in all of us. Running for Dana-Farber 2009 raising more than $15,000. In is emotional anyway. I always look 2012, Frumkin lost a close friend forward to getting to mile 25 because to cancer and another friend was they have a cheering section for us struggling with the disease, so he and they bring out a lot of the kids ran again raising $17,000. This year that are being treated.” his pledges are at $30,000, twice his Frumkin explained that having a original goal. cheering squad 25 miles into a race All the money he raises goes gets athletes “pumped up.” It gives directly to the charity. runners an extra boost for the last 1.2 “If I’m going to go out to all miles. Nevertheless, marathons are my family, friends and business grueling. associates and ask them to support “The race starts at mile 20,” Frumkin my run, I wanted to make sure that said. was the case. “That’s where it’s all mental at “I’m bluntly humbled by the that’re starting to fade, generosity of the people that I you’re fatiguing, but those Boston reached out to this year. The economy crowds are just phenomenal. They’re is getting better for sure, but never out there to cheer you on. They’re in my wildest dreams would I have everywhere. I’m sure this year it’s ever thought I would be able to do going to be even more crowded on that. I know it’s for a good cause and the marathon route.” that makes it easy because cancer, “It’s really cool to be able to take unfortunately, touches so many lives, something that you’re passionate but it I’m just humbled by the whole about and use it for good. It’s really thing.” awesome to be able to do it,” Frumkin He said the opportunity is said. incredible. To contribute to the Dana-Farber “Boston as a marathon is an Marathon Challenge, go online to incredible race and this year is going or contact the to have a lot more meaning obviously Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge because of the tragedy from last office at (617) 632-1970, or dfmc@ year. It’s going to be emotional for

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By Meghan McCoy Handmade, vintage and antique items from more than 175 vendors will be available at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld of Scottsdale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Lindsey Holt started the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market with her business partner, Coley Arnold, three years The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is scheduled for ago this September. Holt said Saturday, May 1, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. vendors will showcase handmade they originally just wanted to have space in someone else’s market. items and the remaining 70 percent With some convincing from Holt’s will have vintage and antique items on husband, they decided to start their display. Terry Parvan will make her fifth own market. Holt said it’s a fun way for them to appearance at the market in May. “I was drawn to it because I love have an outlet outside of the house while getting to know other business vintage and the whole concept,” she owners in the area. They are both said. “I love the fact that they include handmade as well.” mothers of three. Parvan, who started Winifred “We love to get to know all the other small businesses. We are building a Street, makes handmade affirmation community with all the vendors,” she art using words, quotes, messages and poetry that is placed on such material said. as canvas, cards, journals, gift tags, magnets and bottles. “Because I love messages and reminders, I wanted to combine the two that is meaningful, mindful and artful,” she said. Holt and Arnold are launching their new T-shirt line, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel, during the May market. Holt said they are partnering with local artists who are creating big Browse through 175 vendors offering skirts out of repurposed materials handmade, vintage and antique items. for mannequins that will showcase Through Facebook, Craigslist and a the T-shirts. The mannequins will be blog, the business partners promoted placed at the entryway of the market. A portion of the proceeds will go their first event. Twenty-three vendors participated in the backyard vintage toward the Paradise Valley/North market in Scottsdale, which attracted Scottsdale Young Life Chapter. Holt said they will have 40 Young Life kids 600 people. Now the duo expects to attract more helping individuals who purchase big than that. It is offering early admission items carry it to a holding area and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $10. General then to their cars. “The Young Life kids that are admission, which starts at 10 a.m., is $5. The first 100 people through the working during the market are earning door will receive a Junk in the Trunk money for summer camp,” Holt said. There will also be live music by local Vintage Market reusable bag. “The market is kind of a flea market- musicians and food all day. For more information about the market, style,” Holt said. “This will be our visit www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket. biggest one.” Approximately 30 percent of the com.

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Robert Wagner has been named wealth adviser at National Bank of Arizona’s Gainey Ranch Wealth Center, 7375 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. As a NB|AZ wealth adviser, Wagner will be responsible for developing high net-worth investment management relationships by combining forwardlooking economic and financial analysis with targeted investment strategies. Scottsdale was rated the No. 6 safest city in America by the online real estate listing company The company looked at the 100 most populous American cities and formed rankings on per capita statistics relating to property crime, violent crime and the chance of being a victim of crime using the FBI’s most recent crime report. “There was only one murder per 100,000 people during all of 2012 in Scottsdale and just 147 violent crimes, making it one of the safest big cities in America,” the Movodo report states. Odle Management Group LLC, at 9937 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 20. Odle

Management Group is a youth-service provider under the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Job Corps, as well as an 8(a) certified small, minority, womanowned small business that offers a broad range of workforce development services, including employment training and community partnership-building. Bill Perry, Michael Curry, James Fry and John Connally were among the 240 amateur golfers who competed in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. The foursome qualified for the national event by winning their local Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational held on Oct. 10 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club that supported the International Cancer Advocacy Network. Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center is continuing its tradition of an Easter Bunny visit and holiday buffet on Easter Sunday. The Easter Bunny will greet children and even pose for photos. The fun continues with cookie decorating, entertainment by a balloon artist and plenty of bunnies,

Scottsdale private golf club Mirabel recently completed its sixth annual Hope for the Cause Charity Classic, with proceeds benefiting the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials program. The two weeklong series of events includes a 5K, men’s and women’s golf tournament, and ladies’ tennis match as well as a reception with a live and silent auction. In the first six years, Hope for the Cause has donated more than $900,000 to benefit the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. This May, Mirabel will host the third annual HopeKids

Charity Golf Classic. To learn more about membership opportunities, call Sally Brown at (480) 437-1512 or email Big League Dugout 2 has opened in the Scottsdale Pavilions. Local owners Scott and Kari Carey have teamed up with Jon and Gina Halland to bring a much-needed specialty baseball and softball store to the Scottsdale area. Check out the store and hit balls in the onsite cage. The store can be reached at (480) 270-6817.

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By Ana Anguiano There is something about live music that begs for it to be played outdoors in warm weather. Luckily, the eighth annual Music on the Promenade series kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25. Performances will continue every Friday after that for six weeks. This year the series will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which helps raise awareness of the chronic lung disease. The CFA funds more research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available was made possible because of its support. Music on the Promenade started as a jazz festival but now it serves up music from every genre, making the event bigger and better every year. “We look for the very best performers in the Valley based on their artistic merit,” said Evie Norins, marketing specialist for the Scottsdale Promenade. Admission is free for all of the performances, which will be at the amphitheater on the southeast

corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, south of Maggiano’s and The Capital Grille. The first night kicks off with Marmalade Skies: A Musical Tribute to The Beatles. The shaggy-haired rockers are back by popular demand after having played to 2,000 guests last year. “The event has really been successful over the years and we’re certainly looking forward to another exciting spring and providing the Valley with six weeks of great entertainment,” Norins said. On May 2, Anthony Mazzella, a contemporary and classical guitarist, will perform with a one-of-a-kind 10-string guitar built by his father. The Sugar Thieves, a soulful and sultry blues and jazz roots band, will hit the stage on May 9. The fun continues on May 16 when the The Herndon Brothers, a legendary country band in the Valley, featuring J. David Sloan and the HJB Horns play.


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The second to last performer is Urban Electra, a contemporary rock electric string quartet that combines hard rock, alternative rock, pop and club music. The series closes on a very jazzy note on May 30 Dianna Lee with Dennis Rowland and Friends. There are also plenty of opportunities to enter raffles and win prizes from various Scottsdale Promenade merchants, such as Allure Nails, Benihana, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cantina Laredo, The Habit Burger, Picazzo’s Organic Italian

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From the same people who brought Brat Haus to Old Town comes Taco Haus. The restaurant is a welcome addition to North Scottsdale and has been warmly received since its January debut. Taco Haus is Top: The shrimp ceviche and much more than just skillet nachos are great as an tacos. It is a menu entrée or as a dish to share. full of fresh items that Right: The chorizo empanada is a delicious way to enjoy a showcase the coolest traditional favorite. assortment of food flavors this side of and pork belly. Our table tried them all the border. and picked the crispy pork belly and We kicked off our Taco Haus shrimp tacos as our favorites. excursion with the skillet nachos Tortas ($7-$9) are similar to ($7). Talk about an awesome flavor sandwiches and the carne asada combination; the thick house-made variety was tasty, not too spicy and had tortilla chips are served on a hot an excellent flavor. The side garnish skillet and piled high with green of pickled peppers was a nice touch. chile chicken, pickled onion, pickled The empanadas ($5-$7) are also called peppers and cilantro crema. Another “pillows of bliss” and are delicious appetizer selection is the albondigas concoctions tucked into a flaky pastry. ($8). The meatball dish is a twist on the Varieties include veggie, chorizo and traditional favorite and includes green chicken. Our favorite was the chorizo chile chicken with roasted onions, and included grilled onions, roasted corn and oregano. corn and lime. Diners will also find There are not enough flattering a huge selection of blanco, reposado words to say about the shrimp ceviche and anejo tequilas along with specialty ($11). It includes shrimp, cilantro cocktails and the best red sangria ($10) and jicama in a tangy lime dressing in the Valley tinged with apple, citrus, setting atop fresh avocado slices. The cinnamon and clove. The brandy and combination of textures and flavors red wine soak into the bits of fruit will absolutely knock your socks off dunked in the sangria and are like a and was our table’s favorite dish. Other tasty, south-of-the-border bonus at ceviche selections include halibut, ahi the bottom of the glass. Taco Haus is all about quality and tuna and scallop. The name might be misleading, serves all-natural eggs, local farmbut the smashed potatoes ($5) fresh produce, natural, line-caught are a smash. The fingerling purple fish and partners with McClendon Peruvian potatoes are served whole Select organic produce. There are also with oregano, cubed bacon and a several gluten-free selections on the crema sauce. They’re uniquely sweet menu. Weekend brunch has also been a and fantastic on their own or as an accompaniment. (Reading up on huge hit at Taco Haus. In addition to purple potatoes, I found they pack a the huevos rancheros, chorizo skillet healthy punch of phytochemicals, so and breakfast burritos, you’ll also find mimosas and Bloody Marys. indulge.) Tacos ($2.75-$3.50 each) are made with gluten-free corn tortillas, served Taco Haus open-face, “street style” and are a 7318 E. Shea Blvd., more upscale taco than what you find Scottsdale 85260 elsewhere. Varieties include veggie, (480) 991-3437 shrimp, rotisserie chicken, carne asada comm. spotlight


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Grandma Lupe’s Tacos This month, in honor of Mother’s Day, place in our family gatherings was I pay tribute to Guadalupe Valenzuela more a factor of our abiding love for Peyron Proctor or the woman who first “Grandma Lupe.” She was fried them up and they’re the beloved mother and darn good. grandmother who left a “Grandma Lupe started treasured recipe behind making these tacos as a for five generations to young bride in Tucson, enjoy. on a small four-burner Here’s the story Grandma Lupe at her stove gas stove. It was 1920 from Grandma Lupe’s in 1920. and Arizona was in its granddaughter, Hayley Gibbons. infancy. A tiny woman (she wore a “When there’s a cause for celebration size 2 1/2 shoe), Lupe was known for or a need for comfort, only one food her hospitality, her skill at stretching a fits the bill in our house—Grandma meal and her tacos. Lupe’s Tacos. “So enjoy, and when you do, think of “The fact that our family has Arizona our Grandma Lupe. Know that you’re roots five generations deep clearly enjoying authentic cuisine that’s seen made Mexican food part of our family a pioneer Arizona family through its culture. That these tacos took a special dark days and great joys.”

Grandma Lupe’s Tacos 1 pound of lean ground beef strips should get 1 dozen corn tortillas crisp.) If tortillas Approximately 2 cups vegetable oil cook too slowly, (for frying) they’ll be greasy 1 16 oz. can whole or crushed when done. If they tomatoes cook too fast, it 1 teaspoon dried or fresh oregano will be difficult to 4 cloves minced garlic shape taco shell or 1 tablespoon olive oil have hamburger 1 teaspoon salt Fry the tacos with cook thoroughly. the meat on top of 1 teaspoon pepper Once oil is the the tortilla. Garlic salt for sprinkling right temperature, 1 package cheese (cheddar, Mexican gently place the tortilla with ground blend grated or crumbled) beef on it into the hot oil. Almost Shredded lettuce immediately, fold tortilla over meat Thin sliced radishes to form taco. If oil gets too hot, Peas (frozen or canned)

Simmer the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. Prepare tacos. Press a thin layer (about 1 tablespoon) of raw ground beef onto on half of the tortilla. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Heat oil on medium/high in large pot to avoid oil splatter. (Fry a few strips of corn tortillas to test oil temperature. Oil should bubble and

lower temperature to medium. With tongs, turn tortillas to get crispy on both sides (about 1 1/2 minutes) making sure the top of the taco remains open. This will make it easier to stuff later. When cooked, lay each taco on a paper towel to drain until all 12 are done. Fill tacos with tomato mixture (approximately 1 tablespoon). Add desired amount of cheese and lettuce. Garnish with radishes and about 2 tablespoons of peas. Taco sauce, salsa, guacamole or sour cream can be added if desired.

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camp is the age of the child. “If it’s a young child, say 7 years old or 8 years old, and they’ve never been away from home, I would suggest that they first put them at a day camp because that’s an area where the child will be comfortable coming home in the afternoon and wouldn’t have to stay overnight,” Pauley said. “I would never put a child in an overnight camp if they’ve never stayed the night at a friend’s house

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Mesa Arts Center: Summer Arts Camp WHEN: Multiple sections available WHERE: Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa COST: $180 per session INFO: (480) 644-6541 or for registration information, call (480) 644-6520 or www.mesaartscenter. com. Camps are for children entering first through seventh grades in the fall. Campers will enjoy drama, dance, music, puppetry and art classes taught by trained artists/educators.

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Scottsdale School of Ballet: 2014 Summer Ballet Intensive WHEN: Mon., June 9-Fri., June 27 WHERE: Scottsdale School of Ballet, 14455 N.79th St., Suite C-D, Scottsdale COST: $50 to $750 INFO: (480) 948-8202, or www. Day camp for ages 4-18. Daytime with varied hours. Classes include dance, musical theater, fine arts/ crafts and more. Ballet/pointe/ variations receive special attention.

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WHEN: Tues., April 15, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Civic Center Story Time Room, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-7164 or This fun and engaging program matches 2-year-old and 3-year-old children’s natural inclination toward rhythm and rhymes with early literacy skills.


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WHEN: Thurs., April 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. WHERE: Appaloosa Library Story Time Room, 7377 E. Silverstone Dr., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-7164 or Books Can... uses popular picture books to promote 0 through 5-year-old children’s social and emotional development and to address challenging behaviors.

WHEN: Wed., April 30, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 941-2140 or A member of the Scottsdale Police Department reads a new story every week.

WHEN: Sat., May 3, and Sat., May 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: delaFIT Integrated Fitness Center, 7342 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 107, Scottsdale COST: $20 INFO: (480) 272-6019 or Young men, ages 12 to 15, who would like to learn more about weightlifting techniques and the safest, most effective ways to train with weights are invited to this educational course at delaFIT Integrated Fitness Center.

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WHEN: Mon., April 21, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Palomino Library Multiuse room, 12575 E. Via Linda, Suite 102, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-7164 or This interactive course, Arizona Early Learning Standards, will teach children about math and science. Best for kids ages 2 through 5.

WHEN: Sun., May 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Thunderbird Academy, 7410 E. Sutton Dr., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (602) 971-4044 or The open house will give parents and children an opportunity to meet the camp staff, tour the facilities, ask questions, and learn all about the summer sports day camp program.


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As you are doing your spring cleaning, set aside some of the items you plan to get rid of and host a garage sale. The weather is perfect in the Valley and it is a great way to make some extra cash! Here are some tips to help you have a successful sale. Pick the Right Date and Time. Weekends are best for garage sales, but make sure you don’t pick a holiday weekend because you won’t get as many customers. Talk to your neighbors about the date to see if they also want to do a sale. The more sales in a certain location, the more likely people will park and walk around. Also, make sure you start early to maximize your selling time—and yes, shoppers are out early to buy! Variety is Key. Don’t limit your garage sale. Start collecting items from all areas (baby stuff, tools, clothes, mirrors, toys, books, photo page

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dishes, appliances, etc.). General rule: If you haven’t used an item in the past year, you don’t need it. Sell these items that you don’t need—and someone else does— and make some cash! Price Reasonably. People are looking for a bargain when they are garage sale shopping. Don’t price your items too high and be willing to negotiate with the buyers. Remember you don’t want it anyhow and everything you don’t sell you will have to lug back inside or to a donation center. You’ll also want to make the prices visible so buyers can look, shop and buy with ease.


Advertise, Advertise, Advertise. Pick up garage sale signs at the hardware store or make them yourself. Make sure that the signs point people to your street and that your sale is very visible. Your signs should be large and neatly written so drivers can see them from the road. You can also advertise your sale on Craigslist and the newspaper. Don’t Forget the Details. Have cash and change on hand so you don’t lose a sale. Extras that help include: grocery bags for buyers, extension cords for people to test electronics, and hangers for all clothes you are selling. Make sure all your items are clean, neat and nicely displayed. Follow these simple tips and enjoy a successful garage sale!


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parent-taught class. The independent swim lessons begin at 3 years old. There are also learn how to swim and stroke refinement classes for adults. The normal swim lessons, Burris said, run for two weeks Monday through Thursday for eight, 30-minutes classes. It is $22 for Scottsdale residents. “We have full classes for all levels during the summer,” he said. In addition to the swim lessons, the aquatic center also offers a recreation swim and dive team, dive and advanced dive team, water aerobics and an introductory class on synchronized swimming. Burris said the facility allows youngsters to wear U.S. Coast Guardapproved lifejackets while using its amenities. The center’s summer hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “On an average day we will have a couple hundred people come through our doors,” Burris said. The four-member Family Pass went on sale April 1 for $140, which is good until Memorial Day. It is an additional $20 for each family member. The pass includes unlimited access to public swim, the fitness center and lap swim. After Memorial Day, the Family Pass increases to $400. Daily swim passes are $4 for children and $6 for adults. For more information, call (480) 312-6677 or visit www.ScottsdaleAZ. gov/sports/aquatics.

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WHEN: Tues., May 27-Fri., June 13; Mon., June 16-Thurs., July 3; and Mon., July 7-Fri., July 25 WHERE: Scottsdale Desert Stages, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $550 INFO: (480) 483-1664,, or Ages 6-12. Three three-week themes sessions that provide young actors with hands-on theatrical experience. Campers will learn about musical theater and show off new skills in a performance. Camp Jr. for ages 3-5 available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., June 9-Fri., July 18; Four one-week sessions WHERE: FlipSide, 4874 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert COST: $219.99 INFO: (480) 471-8444 or Full-day supervised camp includes: bowling and shoe rental, cooking lesson or craft activity, lunch


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WHEN: Mon., June 2-Fri., 13 and Mon., June 16-Fri., June 27 WHERE: Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St., Mesa COST: $205-$310 INFO: (480) 644-6500 or Two, four or six weeks of exciting theater activities. Open to boys and girls ages 8-15, this fun-filled summer program will motivate young actors to think creatively and build selfconfidence through participation in music, dance and acting, at East Valley Children’s Theatre.

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WHEN: Daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m. WHERE: Various East Valley locations COST: $80-$100 per week depending on location. Financial aid available. INFO: (480) 820-3688; Summer program offers fun, safe activities at 10 East Valley locations in Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee/ Guadalupe, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Gila River Indian Community and Chandler. Provides youth with a fun, safe place where they can form friendships, develop new skills and create memories that will last a lifetime.

WHEN: Mon., May 26-Fri., Aug. 1: Three camps with varied sessions WHERE: Arizona Animal Welfare League, 25 N. 40th St., Phoenix COST: $155-$290 members; $175-$325 nonmembers INFO: Emilie Sinur, education programs coordinator, (602) 2736852 ext. 121, or Registration information at education. Ages 6-17 depending on program. With three summer camp classes to choose from, your animal-loving child is bound to find the purrrfect one for them: Camp Ruffin’ It, Junior Animal Keepers and Camp Vet. Camp Vet is now in East Mesa and Paradise Valley.

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WHEN: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mon., May 26-Fri., Aug 15, multiple sessions WHERE: Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA, 6869 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale COST: $160 per session full member; $195 per session program member INFO: (480) 951-9622, Ages 5-12. Swimming, fitness activities, arts and crafts, field trips and sport clinics. Themed sessions planned throughout the summer.


WHEN: Mon., June 2-Fri., Aug. 8, depending on program WHERE: Various Valley locations COST: Varies depending on class INFO: (480) 717-7573 or Children ages 5-13, depending on class. Themes include: Mining and Crafting; Chi Challenge; Space Adventures Jedi Camp; Transportation/Race Camp; Super Heroes; Robotics; Movie Making; Remote Control and more. Discounts are available for full day camp (two half days) or multiple camps.

WHEN: Mon., June 2-Fri., June 27, various times WHERE: Various Valley locations COST: See website for registration and fee schedule INFO: summeracademy Three camps to choose from each week in Scottsdale, Glendale and Chandler. Grades kindergarten through fifth. Camps include: Sports and Games Camp; Special Interest Camps; Academic Challenge Camp; and Kinder Readiness and Kinder Camp.

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what the camp fee includes, such as transportation, meals and activities. Specifically, for the children, parents should ask about the ratio of campers to counselors and practices of taking the campers out on field trips. “It depends on the age of the children,” Pauley said. “I believe the ratio starts with 1 to 5, depending on the younger kids. As they get older, it goes up exponentially. If they’re a teenager, it’s going to be 1 to 10. If they’re going out in groups there are always two people with them, one at the beginning, one at the end. They do the buddy system; they do count off, to ensure the child is safe when they’re out.” Camps in Arizona are governed by the county in which they are located, and Pauley said there is no statemandated ratio. Pauley said parents should always ask how the staff at the camp is hired. “They should always ask the director what the rules are of the camp. What are the training procedures? Anything they want to ask, the camp director should be willing to answer that. If they’re not, don’t put the child there. When my children were growing up, if they (the director) couldn’t answer the questions, they’re not going.” “You want to know your child is safe,” said Pauley. “You want them in a safe environment.” From information about how to choose a camp to the benefits of the camp experience and even how to deal with homesickness, camp visits and a list of questions to ask the director, the American Camp Association has articles, publications and research available for parents on its website at Tracy House is a busy AZ Modern Mom of four, freelance writer, editor and educator. She writes about motherhood, family, education, sustainability and Arizona. Contact her at

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“The Last 5 Years” WHEN: Through Sun., May 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $22 to $25 INFO: (480) 483-1664 or Jamie and Cathy tell the story of their failed five-year relationship, but in an unusual twist, Jamie tells it from the beginning to the end; Cathy tells it from the end to the beginning. “Bye Bye Birdie” WHEN: Through Sun., May 4, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $18 INFO: (480) 483-1664 or “Bye Bye Birdie” is a bubbly musical classic that harkens to days of innocence. Book Discussion Group WHEN: Wed., April 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Dr., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-7323 or Join the group for a lively discussion on the third Wednesday of each month. This month they will discuss “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson.

Understanding the Link between Hormones and Depression WHEN: Thurs., April 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sat., April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Arabian Library, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 483-8986 or www. Scottsdale anti-aging specialist Dr. Colleen Hunsaker presents a free informational workshop for mental health professionals and interested consumers to share the latest findings on the interplay between hormones and depression. Tea Party Scottsdale WHEN: Thurs., April 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Chaparral Suites, Granada Room, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $5 donation, not required INFO: (480) 946-8069 The organization will host Bill Norton, the co-founder of Constitution Week, and his “Making of America” seminar. Soweto Gospel Choir WHEN: Sat., April 19, at 8 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $35 to $69 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or Founded in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has become an international musical phenomenon, bringing its heartfelt message of love, joy and hope to audiences around the world. National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference WHEN: Thurs., April 24, through Sun., April 27, various times WHERE: Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale COST: $160 per day or $340 full conference

Encore: LA Art Show WHEN: Thurs., April 24, through Wed., May 7; special reception Thurs., April 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Bonner David Galleries, 7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 941-8500 or Fresh from the juried LA Art Show, Bonner David brings patrons new works from eight of its successful artists who debuted in Los Angeles earlier this spring. “The Odd Couple” WHEN: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, April 24 to May 31, at 7 p.m. WHERE: The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 103, Scottsdale COST: $15 to $23 INFO: (480) 314-0841 or Two divorced men decide to share a New York apartment together. Bobby McFerrin WHEN: Sat., April 26, at 8 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $45 to $79 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or Bobby McFerrin singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” along with his many groundbreaking collaborations and solo vocal performances. Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game WHEN: Sat, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale COST: $20 to $500 INFO: (800) 745-3000 or


Home Run Derby starts at 6 p.m., followed by the game at 7 p.m. Guest athletes to be announced on Green Building Lecture WHEN: Thurs., May 1, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-3111 or www. The program will discuss how the savvy homeowner can maximize their return on investment. D-Backs’ Date Night WHEN: Fri., May 2, at 7 p.m. WHERE: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale COST: $25 to $100 INFO: (602) 462-4600 or The Arizona Diamondbacks invite fans to join A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Jase and Missy Robertson for a Date Night at the ballpark. The theme of the night focuses on the importance of healthy relationships and how marriages and relationships thrive on continued dating. Sierra Academy of Scottsdale Open House WHEN: Mon., May 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, 17800 N. Perimeter Dr., Suite 110, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 767-8659 or Sierra Academy of Scottsdale is a preeminent provider of nonpublic specialized education for students in grades kindergarten to 12th grade with mild to moderate special needs. Summer Concert Series WHEN: Sun., May 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-2312 or www. Bring a blanket or chair to hear a variety of favorite local bands. Train and carousel rides are available during concert for nominal fee.

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