Behind The Camera

2015-04-21 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love affair with books. Walking through a library is like discovering a treasure trove of gems, each one bound tightly in book cloths or board, waiting to be opened so that it can reveal its carefully sculpted brilliance.   Some books reveal the intricacies of the author’s imagination: tales of intrigue and mystery drawing the reader into a fantastical dance. Others reveal knowledge and facts that change how we see the world and our role within it. Yet others share stories that give us insight, not only into the characters whose lives are portrayed, but into who we are and where we have been.   The story of one remarkable Arizona man may have been all but lost had his friends and family not encouraged him to pen his thoughts and document his life a dozen or so years ago.   Pedro “Pete” Guerrero was behind the lens of a life that unfolded for so many through photographs of early- and mid-century architectural and creative works of... More

Dinner With Wolves

2015-04-19 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

Experience the mystique of the Mexican gray wolf, one of the planet’s most endangered mammals, while supporting the Defenders of Wildlife and Arizona’s Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center at this intimate dinner that includes a guided tour of the Conservation Center. 4-7 p.m. $250. Transportation provided from the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr. Event takes place at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St., 480-471-9109, More

Gigi’s Playhouse “I Have a Voice” Gala

2015-04-17 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

One Drop Reggae performs at this annual party to raise funds and awareness for outreach programs benefitting individuals with Down syndrome. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $60. Windgate Ranch, 10095 E. Windgate Ranch Rd., More

Archaeology Expo

2015-03-07 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

Learn about the archaeology of the Cave Creek/Spur Cross area through family-friendly hikes, booths, guest speakers and live demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Parking, $3. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd., More

Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run

2015-03-06 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

More than 35 hot air balloons will light up the night sky at this inaugural festival featuring live music, food, kids activities, wine and craft beers and a family-friendly 5K fun run benefitting the 100 Club of Arizona. Check website for event times. $10-$20 per person; kids 12 and under, free. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., More

“8 Weeks to Wellness” Orientation Workshop

2015-03-03 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

Learn how the “8 Weeks to Wellness” program can change your health and reverse metabolic syndrome at this informational workshop. 6:30 p.m. Free. Back to Health Chiropractic, 42104 N. Venture Dr., Ste. A-102, 623-551-6677, More

A Miracle for Max Barnett

2015-03-01 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

Young Max Barnett is a beautiful boy with piercing, soulful blue eyes that draw in everyone who is lucky enough to know him. He is part of a beautiful, loving family who live in North Phoenix. Unless told, one might never know the pain that the Barnett family is harboring on a daily basis. Max was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Krabbe. At least four other families are dealing with Krabbe disease in Arizona.   Krabbe disease (also known as globoid cell leukodystrophy) is an inherited disorder that destroys the protective coating (myelin) of nerve cells in the brain and throughout the nervous system. It is a progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects approximately one in every 100,000 live births. Most patients with Krabbe disease (85 to 90 percent) have the infantile form. During the first few months of life, these children develop normally, but extreme irritability, spasticity and loss of developmental milestones soon become evident, typically... More

Through Each Others Eyes Annual Fundraiser

2015-02-21 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration

Enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and meet more than 20 internationally-recognized professional photographers to support the efforts of Through Each Others Eyes, a nonprofit that utilizes photography to help people understand and appreciate cultures different from their own. 6-9 p.m. $100. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., More