DFC-AAS Lecture: Goat Camp Ruins

2015-09-02 | ImagesAZ | Community

Special guest speaker J. Scott Wood presents a report on recent activities at Payson’s Goat Camp Ruins and discusses future plans for the site. Hosted by the Arizona Archaeology Society’s Desert Foothills Chapter. Free. 7:30 p.m. Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd., More

Starlight Community Theater Presents “Bugsy Malone”

2015-09-02 | ImagesAZ | Youth

Two gangs, comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards in this play directed by Susan Gibson. Check website for show times. $15. Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr., Ste. 9, 623-252-6815, More

Taking Barbecue to the Big Apple

2015-09-02 | ImagesAZ | Community

Local residents know David and Karyn Rosol’s legendary, mouthwatering barbecue served at their Anthem restaurant, Q-to-U BBQ. Barbecue competitors across the nation are also well aware of the Rosol’s award-winning dishes. But what the Rosols didn’t realize is that their barbecue was on the radar of celebrity couple, Ice-T and Coco, and the producers of their new talk show, “Ice & Coco” — that is, until they received a phone call asking them to fly to New York City.   The Rosols happily obliged, and in a whirlwind 24 hours flew to New York, taped their 10-minute segment and flew back home to Anthem. David is still amazed at how quickly it all happened.   “We flew out to New York on a Thursday at 5 p.m. and by Friday at 4:30 p.m., we were heading back to Phoenix,” he says.   But those 24 hours were packed with a lot of new experiences and memories. The show, which is taped in front of a live audience and available in limited markets, including Phoenix; Atlanta;... More

The "Year-rounders" Anthem Swimmers Strive for Success

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Youth

What better way to beat the heat and enjoy summer than to jump into a swimming pool? It’s how thousands of kids around Anthem spent their off-school months: plunging into pools, frolicking in the water or simply relaxing in reclining chairs.   Then there are the ones for whom the pool tolls, calling them not for fun and relaxation, but for training, goal setting and grueling workouts. They fight through their personal walls, all to cut the time it takes to hit the physical wall — even by fractions of seconds.   The casual treaders still outnumber them, and always will, but the numbers of serious young swimmers around Anthem is growing by the year, says Scott Newell. And he would know, as he coaches both the Anthem Dolphins Swim Team that competes in the spring and summer and the Boulder Creek High School varsity swim team that battles other schools in the fall and winter.   “Our high school team is going to be very deep,” Newell says, not intending to pun from the pool.... More

Desert Foothills Theater Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Youth

Three actors use comedy and improvisation to perform shortened forms of all the plays written by Shakespeare. Adults, $26-$32.50; youth, $16-$21. Check website for dates, times and to purchase tickets. Foothills Community Foundation–Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., 480-488-1981, More

National Honey Month at Butterfly Wonderland

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Community

September is National Honey Month and to celebrate, Butterfly Wonderland will host a number of special events throughout the month, including a Celebration of Honey event, a visit from the 2015 Honey Princess, honey samplings and more. Check website for complete list of event dates and times. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via De Ventura, 480-800-3000, More

“Dinner on Us” at Salty Sow and Roaring Fork

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Community

Enjoy a Labor Day buy-one-get-one-free offer all evening long on delectable meals from the Salty Sow or Roaring Fork restaurants beginning at 4 p.m. Salty Sow, 4801 E. Cactus Rd., 602-795-9463,; Roaring Fork, 4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-947-0795, More

“Long May She Reign” Celebration Tea

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Community

Celebrate the day that Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest serving monarch ever with a lot of royal ephemera, souvenirs, live music, a special menu and a chance to win a $100 gift card. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., 480-488-4812, ... More

Saving The Grand Canyon

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Community

Director of the Grand Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club, Sandy Bahr, discusses issues pertaining to the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s natural wonder, including the surrounding uranium mines, the Tusayan and Escalade developments, the operation of Glen Canyon Dam, forest management issues and more. 1:30 p.m. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2286, More

MIM Fall Concert Series

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Community

Enjoy more than 40 concerts ranging from Colombian folk group Cimarrón (Oct. 1) and South Pacific fusion band Te Vaka (Oct. 25) to 13-year-old pianist and composer Emily Bear (Oct. 3) and singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn (Nov. 9). Check website for complete list of performers, times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, More

Meet The Ferrara Family

2015-09-01 | ImagesAZ | Family

Jeanine and Anthony Ferrara have always had a lot in common. Growing up, they lived on opposite ends of the street in a New York suburb, where they both played in the high school band. Anthony played various woodwinds; Jeanine played clarinet.   One day, Jeanine got the courage to ask Anthony for a ride to band rehearsal.   “I didn’t really need one, but I asked him anyway,” she says. He agreed, and soon they ended up going out on a few dates.   “We were married three years later.”   There was a turn of events around the time of 9/11. Anthony worked at Prudential in Valhalla, New York. The company was closing down certain divisions along the East Coast and opening a main location in Scottsdale.   At the time, the Ferraras had two young children, Kristen and Robert. At first, they weren’t sure what to do, but the pair eventually decided to uproot their family and move to Arizona, where they settled in Anthem.   “It was hard to leave New York,” says Jeanine. “We... More

Exhibit: Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art

2015-08-31 | ImagesAZ | Community

This landmark exhibition features a selection of 18th-century Spanish colonial paintings recently acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum from the estate of Gerry S. Culpepper and the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., More

Pop Up Wednesdays

2015-08-30 | ImagesAZ | Art

Pop in to The Gallery at el Pedregal with some friends and a beverage of your choice for an evening of beautiful art and fun conversations. Each week features special artists or guests. 4-6 p.m. The Gallery at El Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-575-6624, More

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

2015-08-15 | ImagesAZ | Community

Celebrate 80 years of Harold’s food and fun all weekend long with live music, kid’s activities, guest appearances by celebrities who have visited and more. Check website for more birthday activities. Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-1906, More

Pedro Guerrero: A Photographers Journey

2015-08-13 | ImagesAZ | Art

PBS series American Masters covers the remarkable life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a Mexican-American photographer who was born and raised in segregated Mesa. 9 p.m. PBS, check local listings for channels.... More