July 29, 2015 · Wednesday

ACC Teen Series: Amplif(i) – Coping with Stress, Overcoming Depression

Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, 623-742-6050, onlineatanthem.com/acb-programs | 7.29.2015 1:00pm

This peer-to-peer prevention education program inspires positive life choices in youth through the sharing of real-life stories from the presenters themselves. Learn how youth have successfully recovered from depression and stress issues and how they

July 29, 2015 · Wednesday

Forgers’ Secrets Revealed: Watch Experts Create a Fake Painting

J. Levine Auction and Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-496-2212, jlevines.com. | 7.29.2015 6:00pm

Curtis Dowling and Andy Smith, co-stars of CNBC’s “Treasure Detectives,” illustrate some of the most deceitful techniques used by the world’s best painting forgers. 6-9 p.m. Free. J. Levine Auction and Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd.,

August 2, 2015 · Sunday

After the Homestretch AZ Summer Fundraiser

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek | 8.02.2015 4:00pm

Dress in your best Western wear and enjoy a spaghetti dinner with silent and live auctions, raffles, music and more, all in support of protecting the legacy of former racehorses through reconditioning, retraining and rehoming with After the Homestretch

August 8, 2015 · Saturday

NVSO Auditions

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 3141 E. Beardsley Rd., #120, 623-980-4628, northvalleysymphony.org. | 8.08.2015 10:00am

Audition for a number of string, wind and bass positions available for North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season. Check northvalleysymphony.org/a dult-orchestra/for audition instructions and excerpts. Contact music director Kevin Kozacek to

August 8, 2015 · Saturday

NVSO Youth Orchestra Auditions

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 3141 E. Beardsley Rd., #120, 623-980-4628, northvalleysymphony.org. | 8.08.2015 10:00am

Youths skilled in string instruments can audition for North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra, which plays in an honor orchestra setting and performs six times a season. Contact music director Kevin Kozacek to schedule at

August 8, 2015 · Saturday

Flamenco and Fashion

El Samaritano Equestrian Center, 28345 N. 84th St., facebook.com/elsamaritanoequestriancenter, 206-604-3034 | 8.08.2015 6:15pm

Enjoy an evening of flamenco and fashion with this event supporting the El Samaritano Equestrian Center and featuring a special appearance by Inspiration Flamenca and fashions sported by Daisy Blue, Pretty Please, Kimes Ranch jeans, Four Peaks Amethyst

August 11, 2015 · Tuesday

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra Auditions

Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., pmaz.org, 623-326-5172. | 8.11.2015 7:00pm

All are welcome to audition for ProMusica Arizona’s 2015-16 concert season. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate or advanced skill level. Contact artistic director

August 14, 2015 · Friday

Anthem Youth Advisory Council’s Teen Movie Night: “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story”

Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way in Anthem | 8.14.2015 7:00pm

Anthem’s teens are invited to get together for a friendly tournament of dodgeball before settling in for a viewing of the PG-13 movie “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,” starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller. 7 p.m. Free. Anthem Community Center,

August 15, 2015 · Saturday

Musical Theatre of Anthem Auditions for “Shrek The Musical Jr.”

Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 8.15.2015 12:00am

Performers ages 6 to 18 years old can audition for a spot in Musical Theatre of Anthem’s upcoming production adapted from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, and can get a leg up on their audition by working with the production staff during a

August 15, 2015 · Saturday

Jubilate Violin Orchestra and Chorus Class Registration

Christ Anglican Church, 35500 N Cave Creek rd, Carefree | 8.15.2015 9:00am

Register for free children’s violin and choir classes offered by Jubilate Violin Orchestra, which meet Saturdays from August 22 to December 5 and are taught by Laya Field, a classically trained violinist and opera singer. Classes are for beginning level

August 15, 2015 · Saturday

Musical Icon: Elvis

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 8.15.2015 9:00am

In honor of Elvis Week, join the Musical Instrument Museum for a celebration of the life of “the King of Rock and Roll” with gallery talks, hands-on activities, a viewing of the classic film “Jailhouse Rock” and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included

August 16, 2015 · Sunday

Meet the Author: Shona Patel

English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., #103 in Carefree | 8.16.2015 3:00pm

Listen to author Shona Patel read from her books “Teatime for the Firefly” and “Flame Tree Road” while enjoying authentic English tea and scones. Reservations required. 3-5 p.m. $30. English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., Ste. 103, carefreetea.com,

August 18, 2015 · Tuesday

Writing the Contemporary Novel Workshop

Desert Foothills Library 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. | 8.18.2015 10:00am

Learn the ins and outs of writing a contemporary novel from this workshop hosted by Betty Webb, acclaimed author of 13 mystery and suspense novels. Call to register. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., dfla.org,

August 20, 2015 · Thursday

Harold’s Gong Show

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek | 8.20.2015 6:00pm

Entertainers young and old are invited to impress a panel of five judges who have no problem expressing their displeasure and disqualifying acts with a bang on the gong. Features two separate shows for kids and adults, with prizes awarded for first,

August 22, 2015 · Saturday

Anthem Women’s Expo

Hampton Inn Anthem, 42415 N. 41st Drive | 8.22.2015 11:00am

Shop, share, support and socialize at this exciting expo featuring a variety of local direct sales businesses, snacks, drinks, prizes and a special guest speaker. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hampton Inn Anthem, 42415 N. 41st Dr., facebook.com/AnthemWomens Expo.

August 24, 2015 · Monday

Butterfly Wonderland Teachers’ Open House

Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura | 8.24.2015 5:00pm

Teachers can experience firsthand the fun and educational opportunities available at Butterfly Wonderland and learn about ways they can receive discounts throughout the facility with this open house that also features butterfly- and rainforest-themed

August 28, 2015 · Friday

Willy Porter in Concert

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 8.28.2015 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Willy Porter delivers an electrifying guitar-driven performance that contains equal parts grit, soul and muscle. 7:30 p.m. $27.50-$34.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., mim.org, 480-478-6000.

August 29, 2015 · Saturday

Journey to Healing: Women’s Health

Desert Foothills Library 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. | 8.29.2015 2:00pm

Presenter Ben Ta’ati, CCH, RSHom, discusses women’s health issues such as hormonal imbalance, infertility, acne, premenstrual syndrome, menopause symptoms and endometriosis, and how homeopathy addresses the four dimensions of health: spirit, emotion,