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Yoga in the Gardens

2016-01-30 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle


The Town of Carefree and Desert Foothills Family YMCA partner to provide this free yoga class open to all levels. Explore yoga movement with the added beauty of Black Mountain and the gardens as a backdrop. Free. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., carefree.com, valleyymca.org.... More

Foothills Academy Enrollment Open House

2016-01-30 | ImagesAZ | Community


Learn about the great programs offered at Foothills Academy for students in grades K-12. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. Foothills Academy, elementary campus: 4720 E. Lone Mountain Rd.; middle and high school campus: 7191 E. Ashler Hills Dr., foothillsacademy.com.... More

Living with Urban Wildlife

2016-01-30 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle


Darren Julian, urban wildlife specialist for Arizona Game and Fish Department, Region 6, discusses how we can coexist and prevent problems with Arizona’s wildlife in our urban areas. $5 donation requested. 9:30 a.m. Carefree Town Council Chambers, 100 Easy St., 480-488-3686, carefree.org.... More

Black Mountain Star Party

2016-01-29 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Come view the night stars through high-powered telescopes and learn about constellations, meteors and other celestial events. Free. 7-10 p.m. Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain, 34250 N. 60th St., 602-493-2600, paradisevalley.edu/blackmountain.... More

Fostering Hope: A Fine Wine Auction

2016-01-29 | ImagesAZ | Community


Wine enthusiasts and distinguished collectors can spend an elegant evening bidding on classic, vintage and modern bottles of wine while raising much-needed funds for nonprofit OCJ Foster Kids. $100; $125 at the door. 6-10 p.m. J. Levine Auction and Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-496-2212, ocjwineauction.com.... More

MIM Concert: Charles Lloyd and Friends

2016-01-28 | ImagesAZ | Community


Tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd brings together a fellowship of his favorite musical partners, including guitar luminary Bill Frisell, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Reuben Rodgers. $48.50-$73.50. 7 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, mim.org.... More

Hooray for Old Hollywood Fundraiser

2016-01-28 | ImagesAZ | Community


Don your fancy frocks, furs, diamonds and high heels for this evening of old Hollywood glamour featuring food, music, dancing and fundraising for area nonprofits and scholarships. Presented by the Desert Foothills Woman’s Club. $60. 5:30-9 p.m. The Speakeasy on Easy Street, 100 Easy St., 480-595-5388, rahodkin@gmail.com.... More

DFC-AAS Lecture: “Tales from the Dark Side: Cave Archaeology in Western Belize and its Implications for the Decline of Maya Civilization”

2016-01-27 | ImagesAZ | Community


Dr. Jaime Awe discusses the dark and sacred subterranean caves revered by the Maya civilization. Free. 7:30 p.m. Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd., azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.... More

Hands On History

2016-01-26 | ImagesAZ | Community


Celebrate the birthday of Arizona and Valentine’s Day by making your own special valentines, and taste some treats from the early 1900s that are still popular today. Registration required. 1:30-3 p.m. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Dr., 480-488-2764, cavecreekmuseum.org.... More

Antique Appraisal Day

2016-01-23 | ImagesAZ | Community


Appraiser Sean Morton will be on hand to examine your treasures, discuss their origins and assess their value. $20 per item; limit of two items per person, per session. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Dr., 480-488-2764, cavecreekmuseum.org.... More

A Magical Evening: Desert Foothills Library 8th Annual Gala

2016-01-23 | ImagesAZ | Community


Help the Desert Foothills Library celebrate 62 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with this gala featuring a silent auction, wine raffle, hosted cocktails, dinner and live entertainment from renowned chanteuse Khani Cole. $175. 5:30 p.m. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2286, dfla.org.... More

Carefree Indian Art Market and Cultural Festival

2016-01-22 | ImagesAZ | Community


Experience authentic Native American culture and artistry with 100 highly acclaimed artists displaying their traditional and contemporary creations. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., 480-488-2014, magicbirdfestivals.com.... More

Angel in Their Corner

2016-01-20 | ImagesAZ | Adventure


Photo Credit: Mike Harvey
On the one hand, new Notre Dame Preparatory coach Angel Cejudo can certainly relate to his wrestlers. After all, he is a youthful 30, not all that far removed in age from the teenagers. He also knows everything there is to know about the sport, having lived and breathed it for years.   On the other hand, Angel may have a hard time empathizing with wrestlers who have been defeated in their matches. Losing in high school wrestling is completely foreign to Angel. At Maryvale High School, he not only won four state championships; he also never lost. His record stands at an amazing 150-0.   While he may be new to high school coaching, teaching wrestling is in his blood. When he was the age of his young NDP wrestlers, Angel taught his younger brother the ins and outs of the sport. Although Henry Cejudo lost three of his high school matches, he repeated his older brother’s record of four state championships. And, with Angel coaching him, Henry took the Cejudo wrestling legacy to a new... More

Meet The Dibella-Haley Family

2016-01-20 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle


Photo Credit: Loralei Lazurek
When it comes to four-legged fashion, there’s a new top dog in town.   Misty Dibella is a former Bellevue, Washington entrepreneur who became a Scottsdale resident and business owner. She’s also the brains behind Bella Cane, a luxury dog boutique now open in Carefree.   The former salon owner and longtime real estate professional settled on a life in the Arizona sunshine after marrying her high school sweetheart, Patrick, a career fisherman who, since 1981, spends many months a year on the Bering Sea. Given the choice of where she’d like to reside while he is frequently away on the job, she chose the warmth and easygoing lifestyle of the desert. The rest is a story grounded in dog-loving history.   The longtime pet lover (mother to pooches Olive Oil and Cherry Bear, both Yorkshire terriers) and self-proclaimed “girly girl” noticed a serious lack of Fido-friendly shopping opportunities in the North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek areas, and set out to try and fill the... More

Getting Real - Don Clapper & Priscilla Nelson

2016-01-20 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle


Photo Credit: Bryan Black
Visual arts are experiencing a resurgence of realism, an approach in which subjects are masterfully depicted in as straightforward a manner as possible, without idealizing them.   The resurgence may be due in part to the universal appeal described by Frederick Ross, noted author, art collector and chairman of the Art Renewal Center.   “Realism is a universal language that enables communication with all people and to people of all times — past, present and future,” he says.   Realism can range from classical, based upon traditional, academic-style painting techniques, to contemporary, where cutting-edge techniques and subject matter are used to comment on today’s world.   Donald Clapper and Priscilla Nelson are two exceptional contemporary realistic artists whose work can be seen locally. Each artist has a studio/gallery nearby where their art and their passion for realism are shared with the public.   Donald Clapper Realism artist Don Clapper has received national as well... More