Anthem’s Salvation Army Service Extension Unit seeks more than 200 volunteers to ring bells for the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign, its primary fundraising event of the year. Bell ringers are needed for two-hour shifts at the two entrances of Walmart, Fry’s
101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ | 11.28.2014 10:00am
Writer Lara Piu Downtown Carefree may be calling your name for the next five months thanks to Magic Bird Festivals. The company will be hosting a free series of fine arts, crafts and food events in Carefree Desert Gardens at the Carefree Sundial,
Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree | 11.28.2014 10:00am
Magic Bird Festivals presents this annual event featuring more than 100 fine arts exhibits, live music, refreshments and dance performances, including nationally renowned Native American hoop dancer Brian Hammill. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Carefree Desert
All Phoenix Area Pita Jungle Locations | 12.01.2014 12:00am
From December 1-7, all 14 Phoenix area Pita Jungle restaurants will host an “Empty Bowls” fundraiser benefitting Waste Not, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been feeding the Valley’s hungry for 25 years. For $15, guests can purchase
Black Mountain Campus, 34250 N. 60th St. | 12.04.2014 4:00pm
Celebrate five years of community partnership with food trucks, live music, family-friendly events and ground breaking for phase two of Paradise Valley Community College’s expansion on campus. 4-7 p.m. Free. Black Mountain Campus, 34250 N. 60th St.,
Back to Health Chiropractic, 42104 N. Venture Dr. A102 in Anthem | 12.04.2014 6:30pm
Learn how to make the right choices to improve the quality of your life, including how to decrease the medications that are making you sick. 6:30 p.m. Free. Back to Health Chiropractic, 42104 N. Venture Dr., A-102, 623-551-6677, myanthemchiro.com.
Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale | 12.05.2014 10:00am
Stroll the Scottsdale waterfront while enjoying artwork from more than 120 acclaimed artists and wines from around the world. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 per person. Wine tasting is $10 per person. Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., 480-837-5637,
Cave Creek Memorial Arena 37201 N. 28th St. | 12.06.2014 12:00am
Run, jog, walk or watch this evening 5K run, one-mile fun run/walk and kid’s dash set amidst luminaria-lined paths in the beautiful desert mountains and hills of Cave Creek Regional Park. First race begins at 4:45 p.m. Registration fees are $17-$30.
Desert Foothills Library 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. | 12.06.2014 10:00am
Get your Christmas shopping done with a selection of unique craft items and delicious goodies at this annual fundraiser. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2286, desertfoothillslibrary.or g.
Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale | 12.06.2014 2:00pm
Get a great start to the holiday season with this professional production featuring an integrated cast of professional dancers, apprentices and children, along with outreach program Movement E-motion. 2 p.m. Adults, $15; seniors/students, $12; children
Las Tiendas 6130 E. Cave Creek Rd. | 12.06.2014 6:55pm
Find the perfect holiday gifts while enjoying a festive atmosphere featuring Dickens Carolers, hot chocolate and apple cider, cookies, music and Santa sightings. 6-8 p.m. Las Tiendas, 6130 E. Cave Creek Rd., lastiendascavecreek.com.
Spur Cross Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd. in Cave Creek | 12.06.2014 7:00pm
Started by the Cave Creek 4H Club in 1952, this annual pageant reenacts the Christmas story with local residents, live animals and a choir accompaniment. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree. 7 p.m. Free. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N.
Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Drive in Cave Creek | 12.07.2014 1:00pm
Families can get into the Christmas spirit with holiday crafts, games, cookies, stories and songs. Reservations required. 1-4 p.m. Free. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Dr., 480-488-2764, cavecreekmuseum.org.
Tatum Ranch Golf Club, 29888 N. Tatum Drive in Cave Creek | 12.08.2014 12:00pm
Help support Kidslife with this four-person scramble tournament that includes 18 holes of golf, a shared golf cart, lunch on the course and a prime rib dinner. 12 p.m. shotgun. Individual golfers, $150; foursomes, $500. Tatum Ranch Golf Club, 29888 N.
The Yard House at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N Tatum Blvd | 12.09.2014 4:00pm
Meet old friends and make some new ones at this happy hour hosted by the Newcomers Club of Scottsdale. 4-6 p.m. The Yard House at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., 480-990-1976, newcomersclubofscottsdale .com.
Anthem Cares 623-703-5621 | 12.09.2014 6:00pm
Tour select Anthem homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit We Care Anthem and Anthem Cares Through Service. 6-8:30 p.m. $20 per person. Contact Pat Drapac, 623-703-5621, or Deb Rice, 425-894-4345, to purchase tickets; email@example.com
Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 12.12.2014 12:00am
Musical Theatre of Anthem presents a concert-style performance filled with the sounds of the season, including classic carols and popular holiday music performed by youth ages 9-19. Check website for show times. $16-$19 per person. Musical Theatre of
Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree | 12.12.2014 10:00am
Bring the whole family to this festival featuring an electric light parade, fireworks, live music, dance performances, real snow, a pet parade, gift market, holiday food court and much more. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.
Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd. | 12.12.2014 10:00am
Children ages 2½ to 5 will have a fun morning meeting the teachers of Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool and making gingerbread houses during this open house event. 10 a.m. Free. Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool, 36811 N. Pima Rd., 480-595-6409,
Outlets at Anthem Community Room, Suite 435 | 12.13.2014 9:30am
Daughters of the American Revolution, Ocotillo Chapter, welcomes speaker Thomas H. Kirk, Jr., a retired United States Air Force Colonel and 28-year highly decorated fighter pilot of an F-105. 9:30 a.m. Free. Outlets of Anthem Community Room #435, 4250 W.
Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefreee | 12.13.2014 10:00am
The holidays are illuminated with this three-day festival featuring an electric light parade, fireworks display, live music, dance performances, real snow, gift market, food court and more. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Back to Health Chiropractic, 42104 N. Venture Dr. A102 in Anthem | 12.13.2014 10:00am
Help save a life and contribute to a healthy blood supply by donating blood. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Back to Health Chiropractic, 42104 N. Venture Dr., A-102, 623-551-6677, myanthemchiro.com.
Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree | 12.13.2014 3:00pm
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra collaborates with Christ the Lord Lutheran Church to present this community sing-a-long of Handel’s “Messiah,” featuring renowned guest soloists Vernon Hartman, Amy Johnson and Mary Sue Hyatt. Tickets are $30
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church, 29305 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. | 12.13.2014 4:00pm
Kick off the holiday season with this concert featuring Arizona’s longest continually performing choral organization. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank. 4 p.m. $20 per person. Desert Foothills Lutheran Church, 29305 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Desert Mission United Methodist Church, 7373 E. Dixileta Dr. | 12.14.2014 2:30pm
Enjoy a variety of holiday music that will put you in the mood to finish your baking and holiday greetings, featuring Brazilian guitar and violin. Food or free will donation to Foothills Food Bank serves as price of admission. 2:30 p.m. Desert Mission
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd. | 12.14.2014 5:00pm
The Upscale Singers perform their annual Christmas show with winners from their eighth annual Vocal Scholarship auditions. 5 p.m. Adults, $15; students, $10; children 12 and under, $7. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
North Canyon High School Center of Performing Arts, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr. in Phoenix. | 12.14.2014 7:00pm
Celebrate the season with this musical rendering of traditional and classical holiday toys, featuring selections from “The Nutcracker” and “Babes in Toyland.” 7 p.m. $5 per person. North Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, 1700 E. Union
Anthem Country Club’s Ironwood Grille, 41551 N. Anthem Hills Dr. | 12.16.2014 5:30pm
Join the North Valley Jewish Community Association in celebrating Hanukkah with a candle lighting ceremony and traditional buffet dinner. RSVP by December 13. 5:30 p.m. Adults, $25 per person; children 5-12, $13. Anthem Country Club’s Ironwood Grille,
Starlight Community Theater 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr #160 | 12.19.2014 12:00am
Based on the book by Meredith Willson, this Christmas classic will entertain the entire family. Check website for dates and times. Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. #160, 623-252-6815, starlightcommunitytheater .com.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 12.20.2014 9:00am
Chimes and jingles will fill the halls as the Musical Instrument Museum gets into the holiday spirit by showcasing instruments that ring, with performances featuring hand bells, steel pans and marimbas. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 27026 N. 156th St. | 12.20.2014 5:00pm
Celebrate Christmas with animals in the intimate and unique setting of the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center’s sanctuary. 5-8 p.m. Adults, $20; children 3-11, $10; children under 2, free. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St.,
Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway | 12.31.2014 6:00pm
Close out Anthem’s 15th anniversary and ring in the New Year with music, dancing, a movie on the big screen, ice skating, food, family activities and fireworks. 6-10 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, but residents can purchase $1 admission bracelets at
Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree | 1.10.2015 3:00pm
The international vocal and instrumental touring ensemble performs with guest keyboardist Claire Pradel performing Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.” 3 p.m. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-2081, ctlcarefree.org.
Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St. in Carefree | 1.10.2015 6:00pm
Beachfront Property performs with a smooth singing style that combines the rich sounds of jazz with the energy of pop music. 6 p.m. $30 per person. Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., 480-488-7169, kiwaniscarefree.org.