April 19: The Crossroads Church Picnic at the Park

2014-04-17 | ImagesAZ | Community

  The Crossroads Church is hosting its annual community Picnic at the Park event on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park’s ball park. The event is free to the entire community and includes free lunch, egg hunt, photo booth, face painting, games, prizes, bouncy houses, as well as many giveaways. The Crossroads Church’s Easter schedule also includes: Community Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 and Easter Sunday services on April 20 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (kids’ programs during both services and teens at 10:45).   623-466-7964  ... More

April 19: 5th Annual Cave Creek Trail Run

2014-04-17 | ImagesAZ | Community

  The Town of Cave Creek, in partnership with Desert Foothills Land Trust and Maricopa County Parks, presents its 5th Annual Cave Creek Trail Run April 19 at Spur Cross Conservation area as part of its monumental effort to preserve 4, 000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert lands surrounding Cave Creek. All of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of this open space land. The trail run includes the 2K Kids’ Desert Awareness Fun Run, 5K run/walk and a 10K run. The 10K run starts at 7 a.m., 2K Kids’ Desert Awareness Fun Run starts at 7:05 a.m. and 5K run/walk starts at 7:15 a.m. Primitive trails wind through sandy washes, up over hills and down the other side, over loose rock and stiff ones too. One egg will be hidden along each route. Whoever brings it back to the finish line will receive a special prize. Route and race sign-up and volunteer information/sign-up is available online.  ... More

Xavier Girls Receive IT Grant

2014-04-15 | ImagesAZ | Community

Xavier College Preparatory seniors Zoe Berk, Kassandra Haro, Genevieve Valladao, Kate Welty, and Roxana Wolfson received a grant of $1500 from the National Center for Women and Information Technology’s “AspireIT” program, which is supported by Google, Intel, and Northrop Grumman. The students will use the funds to further develop Xavier’s second annual Girls Have “IT” Camp, a summer camp designed to inspire middle-school girls in computing and technology through hands-on activities and “near-peer” mentoring. This year’s Girls Have “IT” Camp will feature two sessions: June 2-5 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and June 9-12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration materials will be available in April. Congratulations to these inspiring, aspiring teens and the educators and parents who have encouraged their success.  ... More

Who will be Mr. BC 2014?

2014-04-14 | ImagesAZ | Community

At Boulder Creek High School, there may be several BMOCs (big men on campus), but only one will be crowned Mr. BC April 17.   The title, coveted by students since 2006, will go to one of 12 nominated contestants from the senior class. Starting at 7 p.m., the boys will compete in such categories as talent, impersonation, group dance and formal wear for a panel of judges that include two randomly selected teachers, last year’s winner, and the school’s principal, Lauren Sheehan.   While only one lucky guy will be able to wear the Mr. BC sash and crown, other contestants could win the alternative titles of Mr. Generosity, People’s Choice and Mr. Congeniality. It’s all in the name of good fun and charity, with Phoenix Children’s Hospital being this year’s beneficiary. The event is open to the public, and at $10 per person, it makes for a great (albeit cheap) date night.   This year’s Mr. BC contestants are:   Quinn Bennett, 17 Student body vice president Quinn Bennett is a... More

April 15: Carefree Cave Creek Chamber POWER Lunch

2014-04-13 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Join the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce April 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its monthly POWER lunch - Profitable Opportunities with Empowering Results, a hands-on lunch and learn seminar to help grow your business. Lunch is provided, and the event will take place at Venues Café, 34 Easy St. in Carefree. RSVP is a must. Cost is $20 per person.   480-488-3363 www.carefreecavecreek.or... More

Notre Dame Prep Wins Awards at Student Government Convention

2014-04-13 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

The Notre Dame Preparatory (NDP) Student Government Association was honored at the state convention for the Arizona Association of Student Councils in downtown Phoenix. NDP won the Outstanding Council of Distinction award and a Gold Level award for its charitable contributions to Heifer International during Catholic Schools Week in 2013. Heifer International is a non-profit organization working in 30 countries around the world to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. The charity promotes economic development through the use of animals, clean water, women’s empowerment, education and sustainable farming. Approximately 2,000 students representing 168 Arizona high schools participated in the conference.  ... More

April 14: Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Golf Tournament

2014-04-12 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in its annual golf tournament April 14 at Tatum Ranch Golf Club, 29888 N. Tatum Dr. in Cave Creek. The outing is limited to 144 golfers and is $110 per player. The all-day event includes 18 holes of golf, a complimentary foursome photo, lunch and a raffle/award presentation. Golf registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a putting contest at noon. The tournament will be a “best ball” format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. All par three holes will have hole-in-one contest opportunities during the round. Relax at the clubhouse afterwards where exclusive raffle prizes will be drawn including hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and rounds of golf. The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber is a 501(c) non-profit organization. The chamber is thankful for its local sponsors, City Sun Times, ImagesAZ and Sanderson Lincoln, which helped make this golf tournament... More

April 13: Cave Creek Museum Spaghetti Dinner

2014-04-11 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Cave Creek Museum will host a spaghetti dinner at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek April 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will include a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are available at the museum or at the door and cost $15 for adults; $7 for children ages 5-11 and free for children less than five years.   480-488-2764  ... More

April 12: Celebrate America Craft Program

2014-04-11 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Cave Creek Museum is also hosting a “Celebrate America” craft program April 12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the museum, 6140 Skyline Dr. in Cave Creek. Guests will learn how to make a heart-shaped pin in the Victorian style using red, white and blue buttons, charms and other items to show pride in America. The pin is perfect for wearing on upcoming holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day. All supplies and refreshments are included in the $25 registration fee. Registration is required. Participants must be at least 16 years old.   480-488-2764 More

April 13: Second Annual Free Car/Booster Seat Check

2014-04-11 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Planet Beach Contempo Spa, along with Hands Across Anthem, will host their Second Annual Free Car and Booster Seat Check April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3668 W. Anthem Way in Anthem. The City of Phoenix Police traffic bureau department will be inspecting car seats and educating parents on proper installation, and it’s completely free to take part. At last year’s event, 48 car seats were inspected, and 46 of them had incorrect sizing, placement, or had outdated safety features. You may think your car seat is installed correctly but you may be wrong. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, seven out of 10 children riding in vehicles are improperly restrained. In addition to a visit by the Easter bunny and raffles, learn about changes to the car seats law. Your eight-year-old could still need a booster seat. Depending on size, weight, and age, car seats or booster seat may still be a law requirement. Appointments are required. Please phone to... More

Run for Ryan House Raises $50,000

2014-04-11 | ImagesAZ | Community

Despite wind and rain, the March 1 DC Ranch Run for Ryan House events raised more than $50,000 to benefit Ryan House, whose mission is to provide essential care in a home-like setting for children with life-threatening conditions and their families who come for respite and, as needed, end-of-life care. Nearly 1,400 participants registered and more than 250 volunteers helped at one of four Run for Ryan House events. Ian Chapple, 39, and Louise Turner, 42, both of Scottsdale, each won the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch half marathon in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.  ... More

April 12: Relay for Life, Bark for Life

2014-04-10 | ImagesAZ | Community

  North Scottsdale residents are invited to walk against cancer at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Bark for Life events April 12 at Desert Canyon Middle School. The Relay for Life event will be from 1 to 10 p.m. and the Bark for Life event will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These unique fundraising events bring together communities. During the Bark for Life event, our canine best friends help further the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.   480-862-4211 More

April 11–13: Celebrate Carefree Days

2014-04-10 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Carefree will celebrate spring during the first ever Carefree Days Festival hosted by Magic Bird Festivals. The three-day art and crafts, entertainment, and food event takes place one week before Easter at the Carefree Desert Gardens Sundial Circle and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St. in Carefree April 11 through April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free festival features artisans and entertainers from throughout the region, and includes a CD launch for local musician, Francesca Evans, noted Navajo jeweler Fernando Benally, and local Carefree artist, Victoria Orrico, as well as a great variety of local musical and dance talent, food trucks, craft beers, juggling performances, and even a special appearance by the Easter Bunny April 13 from noon to 3 p.m.   480-488-2014  ... More

April 12: Anthem Pets Saddle Up for Paws

2014-04-10 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Join Anthem Pets for their annual “Saddle Up for Paws” event April 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Peaks and Valleys restaurant, 711 E. Carefree Hwy. in Phoenix. Dinner, a live auction, musical entertainment, raffles and more will be served up for a great cause. Tickets are on sale online now for $30 per person. Your donation includes a choice of pulled pork sandwich, fries and soft drink or a grilled chicken sandwich, fries and soft drink. C&R Tire has generously donated a free oil change or $30 towards any service to offset the cost of each ticket.   623-434-8370 More

April 12, 13: MTA Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2014-04-09 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Featuring the music and lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the show has charmed audiences worldwide with its excitement and energy. Auditions will be held April 12-13 in Anthem for ages 10 to adult, no-cut for ages 10-19. Rehearsals begin April 17, with performances taking place May 28 – June 1. Auditions will be held April 12 at 10 a.m., with dance call April 13 at 10 a.m., callbacks at noon. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. Those auditioning should prepare a musical theater song (or any song you are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed. Registration materials, available on the website, should be completed prior to the audition. An audition preparation workshop will be held April 11, 7... More