TRRFCC Fall "Fun-Raiser"

2014-10-20 | ImagesAZ | Community

Support TRRFCC Horsemanship with an all-u-can-eat chuckwagon dinner and silent auction. Plenty of fun for the whole family. 5-8 p.m. $15. Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-272-0929, ... More

Cabaret Series: Charles Lewis & Shannon Wallace

2014-10-19 | ImagesAZ | Art

Relish an evening of Broadway favorites and jazz greats with the smooth sounds of cabaret duo Charles Lewis and Shannon Wallace. 6-9 p.m., $40 (includes appetizers, wine and show). Venues Café, 34 Easy St., 480-488-1090, More

NVSO's Cool Tropical Nights

2014-10-18 | ImagesAZ | Community

North Valley Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 concert season with this musical performance featuring Gottschalk’s A Night in the Tropics, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Gould’s Latin-American Symphonette and Chabrier’s España. 7 p.m. $5. North Canyon High School, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., 623-980-4628, More

"A Handshake is Enough" Book Launch

2014-10-18 | ImagesAZ | Art

Artist Marless Fellows’ first book, A Handshake is Enough, combines 36 of her original art works with poetry by nationally known cowboy poets. Celebrate the book’s release with music, refreshments and poetry presentations by Gary Penney. 5-8 p.m. Saddle Up Gallery, 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd., Ste. 3B, 480-488-9303, ... More

Cars for Charity

2014-10-18 | ImagesAZ | Community

Get your motor running with this festival featuring more than 150 antique, muscle, hot-rod and custom cars. Proceeds benefit various church and Knights of Columbus charities. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd., More

Rhapsody School of Music

2014-10-14 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Writer Jenny Brooks   The North Gateway has a music school of its very own. Rhapsody School of Music, opened on September 1, 2013 by Brian and Angie Benson, is the only school or store of its kind serving the area. It provides music education to persons of all ages in private and group music lessons and is an authorized dealer in name brand instruments. It also provides great rock band and Kindermusik programs and features a new on-site recording studio.   “We started with a great foundation and worked really hard building a brand families needed that was locally owned and operated,” says Brian. “We have unbelievably gifted musicians teaching wonderful students and are grateful for the families we see every week who choose to be involved with our business. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished in just one year.”   He adds, “To see a person walking out with an instrument they’ll treasure forever is something special to be part of. For us, it’s the relationships... More

Wheels are Turning for Bike Season Two

2014-10-13 | ImagesAZ | Youth

Photo Credit: Paul Neal
Writer Tom Scanlon     It’s strange, in a way: Why hasn’t this sport taken off?   For generations, American kids have loved riding bikes, from the Schwinn generation to the current mountain bikers. Yet biking has never really been a popular organized sport in this country, especially at the high school level, where athletic kids might ride their bikes to practice and then focus on football, basketball or volleyball.   That might be changing, though. Last year, the Arizona High School Cycling League had its first season. It was almost an instant success, with 208 student athletes from 31 teams competing in the inaugural season.   A Boulder Creek team was right there from the beginning, not only taking part in the competition, but also establishing itself as one of the best teams, finishing sixth in the state.   You won’t find the BC team listed on the high school’s athletics website, as the bike squad is a “club” team, not officially affiliated with the... More