A Piece of History: Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners

2016-05-29 | ImagesAZ | Community

Photo Credit: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
Writer Amanda Christmann   In many ways, Cave Creek has escaped the pen strokes of time. Sports cars still share the road with horses and there are just as many Tony Lamas as there are Christian Louboutins. For well over a century, time has not managed to erase all that has made Cave Creek special, and if Cave Creek restaurateurs Eric Flatt and John Malcolm have their way, the history and lore that made it great will live on through stories and song.   Arizona has always been a place where people do things a little differently. Perhaps it’s something about the dry desert air that makes us feel a little more relaxed and closer to one another. We don’t have to sit in the glow of a campfire to connect through stories and common history; we just need to share a good meal, imbibe in a drink or two and make new memories while sharing old ones.   It’s not a stretch for a place like Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House to carry on Arizona traditions. The restaurant is named after the... More

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

2016-05-25 | ImagesAZ | Community

Readers of all ages will explore nutrition and fitness-themed activities and events this summer through the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” library program. Registration is open to youth, ages 0-18, with prize drawings, story times, reading clubs and more. Activities include contests, foodie events, art projects, science and coding events, and encourage reading fundamentals and cultural enrichment in an inviting social environment. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2286, More

Cave Creek's 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza

2016-05-24 | ImagesAZ | Community

Get an early start on Fourth of July festivities at this annual fireworks extravaganza hosted by Harold’s Corral and Roadhouse. The familyfriendly celebration will be filled with live music, kids' activities, and food and drink specials at both restaurants. A spectacular display of fireworks at sunset will close out the night. Harold's Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-1906,; Roadhouse, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-3000, More

Pow Wow Retreat

2016-05-24 | ImagesAZ | Community

Women of all ages are invited to the Pow Wow Retreat at the Carefree Resort, where they will spend a weekend relaxing and listening to speakers discuss a wide variety of women’s issues. Single ticket, $299; double ticket, $279 each. July 9: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 10: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 612-803-1442, More

Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival

2016-05-24 | ImagesAZ | Community

Beat the summer heat and head to Flagstaff for the Blues and Brews Festival. Enjoy musical entertainment, breweries, food vendors, a kids’ area, art vendors and a VIP option. Headlining the lineup of blues performers is the Sugaray Rayford Band. Check website for prices. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Continental Country Club Driving Range, 5200 E. Old Walnut Canyon Rd., 928-606-5601, More

Summer Staycation at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

2016-05-24 | ImagesAZ | Community

Plan a summer "staycation" at the newly renovated Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Guests utilizing the summer package will be able to enjoy decade-themed music, movies, food and beverages. Check website for room rates. The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., 480-991-9000, More

Anthem’s Annual Independence Day Celebration

2016-05-24 | ImagesAZ | Community

Head to Anthem on July 3 to celebrate Independence Day! Fun for the whole family, the event includes wet and dry rides/inflatables (wristband needed), food vendors, music and dancing, fireworks and more. Wristband: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 6-10 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., 623-742-6050, ... More

Soccer Summer Skills Training

2016-05-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

The Anthem Soccer Club will be holding summer skills training weekly sessions for circuit-type training and skills needed to advance playing ability. Ages 7 to 18 are welcome to play Monday through Thursday for two-hour sessions. Registration forms are available online and should be brought by players the first day of the purchased week(s). $65 for one week; $95 for two weeks; $135 for three weeks; $170 for four weeks. 7 to 9 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., soccer field 1, 623-582-2413, ... More

Anthem Memorial Day Ceremony

2016-05-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

The Anthem Community Council, Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team and Daisy Mountain Veterans invite the public to attend the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Anthem Veterans Memorial. “A Day of Remembrance” honors the service and sacrifice of veterans who have fallen while serving our nation. This year’s ceremony will feature the Honor Flag, a traveling national treasure, as well as speakers including retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Bill Krissoff, veteran Chris Heisler and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas “Tom” Kirk. ProMusica Arizona will provide ceremony music. 10 a.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., More

Cave Creek Balloon Festival

2016-05-21 | ImagesAZ | Community

The seventh annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival promises to be the best event yet. Music, a larger kids’ zone, lawn chair seating, face painting, patriotic air displays and other Memorial Day excitement mean more fun and less hassle for event-goers. A portion of proceeds benefit Cave Creek Unified School District and the Cave Creek Museum. VIP and general admission tickets are available online. Gate tickets for adults, $15; kids 12 and under, $10; children 2 and under, free. Parking is available for $5 at 38406 N. Schoolhouse Rd. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Rancho Mañana Golf Club, 5734 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., More

Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser Dinner

2016-05-15 | ImagesAZ | Community

Arizona Cardinals head coach and 2014 NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians and his wife, Christine, will host the second annual Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser Dinner at Steak 44. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Arians Family Foundation and Voices for CASA Children of Maricopa County, an organization that helps make sure children who are involved in the court system as a result of abuse or neglect by their families receive the love and help they need. 310-426-9900, More

Esteban Under the Stars

2016-05-14 | ImagesAZ | Community

The popular Concert Series at el Pedregal concludes with a special finale performance from celebrated guitarist Esteban. The “Esteban Under the Stars Show” will take place in the extraordinary open-air setting of el Pedregal’s central courtyard surrounded by desert and mountain views. $30 per person at the gate. 7 to 9:30 p.m. el Pedregal at the Boulders Resort, 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., More

Western Spirit Presents “The American West in Film and Television: The New West in Film and Television”

2016-05-14 | ImagesAZ | Community

Explore the future of the New American West in film with Charlie LeSueur, Arizona's official Western film historian, in this multimedia presentation. Meet the cowboys of the new millennium as LeSueur discusses the resurgence of the Western film genre in recent movies and television series such as “Longmire,” “Hell on Wheels” and “The Homesman.” Free with museum admission and for museum members. 11 a.m. Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, 480-686-9539, More

NVSO’s Final Season Concert

2016-05-14 | ImagesAZ | Community

North Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform their final concert of the season, titled “American Freedoms.” The concert is a celebration of the freedoms guaranteed by our country. Additionally, the winner of the annual Summerford Violin Concerto Competition will perform. 7 p.m. North Canyon High School’s Center of Performing Arts, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., More