Ryan House: Magic Unlike Any Other

2015-09-04 | ImagesAZ | Community

Photo Credit: Keri Meyers Photography
“It’s rare to hear people speak about joy in a place that deals with such heavy issues. Ryan House is something beyond what you can ever really describe.”   For over five years, Ryan House has served the Phoenix community as a unique care provider for children with life-limiting or terminal conditions. One of only two organizations of its kind in the United States, Ryan House provides critical care to children and their families at no cost in a warm and loving environment. Relying fully on the kindness and support of donors and sponsors, families of children with critical needs have one less burden when it comes to providing the best care possible for their babies.   Ryan House offers various types of care, including pediatric respite, palliative, therapeutic and end-of-life services. Ryan House is focused on enhancing the children’s quality of life, relieving suffering and fears, as well as providing grief and bereavement support to families.   While Ryan House has cared... More

Java & Jammin’: Sophia Humbert

2015-09-03 | ImagesAZ | Community

Sophia Humbert, Gavilan Peak School student and recipient of the Upscale Singers’ 2014 First Place Scholarship Award, performs. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Free. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, 623-742-6050, More

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

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

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

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