July 31: An Evening with Benise with Karen Briggs at MIM

2014-07-29 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Presented in true Musical Instrument Museum style, the public is invited to a spectacular concert July 31 at 7:30 p.m. featuring vibrant Spanish guitarist Benise and virtuoso Karen Briggs. An evening with Benise is a portal into the vibrant world of Spanish guitar. The famed guitarist blends styles from Spanish flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, African tribal drumming and more to create his own redefined brand of flamenco. Along with his world-class band and flamenco dancers, Benise is joined by Karen Briggs, whose four-decade career as a violinist has seen her master numerous genres and styles. In this show, classic songs from the Rolling Stones, Queen and the Eagles are married to Spanish themes as Benise channels his passion for Spanish guitar and classic rock. Benise has been lauded for his PBS production, “Nights of Fire!” which won an Emmy Award and was hailed for its blending of theater and music in Spanish styles. Karen Briggs, on top of releasing three albums, has... More

July 26: Family Day at MIM

2014-07-23 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Get out of the heat and celebrate a special day for cool kids at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix, with music, instruments, hands-on activities, comic videos and lots of family-friendly fun all highlighting the diversity and talent of Arizona children. Kids and families from everywhere are welcome! Family Day will be held July 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are free with paid museum admission.   480-478-6000  ... More

July 20: Happy Birthday to After the Homestretch AZ

2014-07-17 | ImagesAZ | Community

  After the Homestretch AZ (ATHA) is planning its third anniversary birthday party to be held at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek July 20. An online auction, updated daily with new items, is currently on the organization’s website until July 13, and a silent auction will be held at the party. Since its inception in July 2011, ATHA has rescued 37 horses, 35 ex-racehorses and 2 colts. Volunteers have found homes for 22 horses and now have 15 horses in our current herd ranging in age from 3-18. There are currently 11 rescued horses on a ranch located in the Desert Hills area of Cave Creek, and four horses in foster care. Most of the horses at ATHA are sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of racing legends such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Storm Cat. Horses arrive at ATHA from a variety of avenues, sometimes directly from the track, and others it is from owners who can no longer care for them. Some are even found wandering the desert by the Arizona Department of Agriculture.... More

July 17: Introduction to the Meeks Method

2014-07-14 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Join friends at the Desert Foothills Library for “Introduction to the Meeks Method: Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis and Postural Changes of Aging” to be held July 17 at the library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The program is part of DFL’s “Focus on Your Health” series with Scottsdale Healthcare. This bone-safe program is a comprehensive 12-point approach to the physical therapy prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, adaptable to all levels of care and age groups. Therapy includes instruction in body mechanics for daily living and exercises for postural correction, strengthening, flexibility, balance, and weight-bearing activities. These exercises can improve body alignment, restore some body height, and reduce the risk of falls and fracture. Limited seating. Please register by phone.   480-488-2286  ... More

Register for Teen Church Camp in Big Bear

2014-07-13 | ImagesAZ | Community

Registration is now at Sun Valley Baptist Church for fun and exciting teen church camp in Big Bear, California July 28 – Aug. 1. Camp is open to students in grades seven through 12, and cost is $250 per person. Campers will spend time in the beautiful surrounds of Big Bear while enjoying activities like dodge ball, basketball, volleyball, zip lining, swimming, hiking, good food and more. The trip to camp is being sponsored by Sun Valley Baptist Church, 42302 N. Vision Way in Anthem.   623-986-1687... More

July 14–August 9: Summer Music Enrichment Program

2014-07-12 | ImagesAZ | Community

  Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree announces a summer music enrichment program July 14 through August 9. The church will be partnering with Grand Canyon University for class offerings, which will be held at the church at 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Carefree. These include private lessons in voice, strings, piano, organ and trumpet. Classes for all ages will be offered, including “How to Find Your Inner Diva,” “Singing Audition and Preparation,” and a special class, “You Thought You Couldn’t Sing Anymore!” The second session of hand bell instruction will be held July 7 through August 4. Register by phone.   480-488-2081 ext. 12  ... More

First HOPE Scholarships Awarded

2014-07-10 | ImagesAZ | Community

HOPE (Helping Out People Everyday) awarded their first scholarships to two local young ladies, Megan Elizabeth Villandre and Kaitlyn Ashton Males. The scholarship was established to honor a female who attends Anthem Preparatory Academy or is an active HOPE member. The award is based on the leadership they show in their community and their school.   Kaitlyn is a graduating senior at Anthem Preparatory Academy who will be attending college and majoring in exercise science. She has been in involved in show choir, cross country and cheerleading. She has also had the opportunity to go on several missions to Mexico and participate in equestrian rehabilitation.   Megan Villandre is also a graduating senior at Anthem Preparatory Academy who is planning on majoring in mechanical engineering while attending Notre Dame. She has received the National Merit Commended Academic award and has been actively involved in her school as a member of the leadership committee, volleyball team, basketball... More