April 25: Coolwater Uncorked on the Piazza

2014-04-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Have you ever dreamed of sitting in a piazza in Italy enjoying a glass of vino? Here’s your chance! For just $25 per person, you can enjoy an evening of wine tasting and appetizers at the Coolwater Piazza, known on most days as Coolwater Christian Church, at 28181 N. 56th Street in north Scottsdale April 25 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Streetlight USA, a transitional home for young victims of sex trafficking. At the fundraiser will be Coolwater’s very own sommelier, Lori Coleman, who will present various samplings of five delicious Italian wines, each accompanied by a light Italian appetizer. Live music by David Sheehy and his acoustic guitar will add to the festive ambiance of this Italian evening, and raffle prizes and a silent auction will include Italian-themed items. All are welcome to attend this fun, festive and educational Italian evening. Space is limited, so please reserve by phone.   480-510-8203... More

April 25: Jazz under the Stars

2014-04-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Jazz under the Stars with Cinco de Moio is an intoxicating blend of Cuban and Brazilian music, and it’s coming to Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale as the second of two April presentations and the last show of the season in the much-loved Pinnacle Concert Series. Bandleader Dom Moio, who has performed and recorded with jazz greats on both East and West Coasts, is on drums. Brother Bill Moio, who played with legendary soul band Tower of Power, is on guitar. They are joined by Todd Johnson, bass; Joe Garcia, percussion; and Jerry Donato, sax. What a great way to wrap up the 2013-2014 Season at Pinnacle Concert Series! Ticket prices range from $12 to $45. Student tickets are free.   480-303-2474  ... More

April 24: Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Business Breakfast

2014-04-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Come hear the latest from the Paradise Valley Community College at the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast April 24, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. Learn about their expansion of the Black Mountain Campus with the addition of the Science Labs and network with the dynamic members of the chamber. Buffet breakfast included. The cost is $6 for members, $10 for non-members.   480-488-3381  ... More

April 22: A Broken Badge Healed? The FBI, a Special Agent, and the Cancer within Both

2014-04-20 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

  Visit the Desert Foothills Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 22 for an interesting and provocative presentation as former FBI Special Agent Frederic Donner traces the FBI’s history and provides a thoughtful commentary on its structure and operations, drawing parallels from his own battle with cancer. As a 20-year veteran, Donner has worked primarily in undercover capacities, combating narcotics and terrorism in cities around the United States and the world. This experience has allowed him to closely observe the transformation of the bureau from a predominantly crime-fighting group to one that combats terrorism domestically and abroad. Signed books will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, please register by phone.   480-488-2286 More

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