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Santa and Friends Holiday Evening
Join Santa and his helpers for a holiday event at Las Tiendas. Guests will meet local artists at Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, Western Delights, Saddle Up Gallery and Etania Gems and Jewelry. Guests will also enjoy the baked goods of Las Tiendas newest addition, It’s a Divine Bakery Shop. And kids will love meeting the Mobile Minis, tiny horses all dressed for the holiday season. 6-8 p.m. Las Tiendas Center, 6130 E. Cave Creek Rd.
NDP to Host Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The 15th annual Notre Dame Preparatory Golf Tournament will be held at the Troon North Golf Course in Scottsdale and will raise money for the Saints’ Fund, which provides scholarships for students needing financial assistance. In addition to the game, there will be putting and driving contests, a ball launcher, raffles, silent auction, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Regular registration will continue through November 30. Individual registration, $350; foursome registration, $1,400. Check in: 8 a.m. Shotgun start: 10 a.m. Troon North Golf Course, 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., 480-634-8284, ndpsaints.org/golf.
Carefree Christmas Festival
Save the date! The ninth annual Carefree Christmas Festival will return the second weekend in December. This family-friendly event offers a magical winter holiday in the Arizona desert. There will be a stunning display of lights, an appearance by Santa, real snow, a holiday gift market, nighttime carriage rides and much more. Free. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 100 Easy St., 480-488-2051, carefreechristmasfestival.com.
2016 Halloween Candy Buyback
Save your Halloween candy for a special cause! Candy brought to Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry on Nov. 1 will be put into care packages for the troops. Please separate chocolate from the candy. Dr. Sheppard will also pay $1 per pound of candy. 3-7 p.m. Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry, 41930 N. Venture Dr., 623-551-2992, drsheppard.com.
13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days
Hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants and Events Association (CCMEA), this family-friendly event will feature all sorts of fun-filled activities, including bathtub races, mutton bustin’, pig racing, cornhole, bull riding, a horseback poker ride and half pie-eating contest. There will also be a bachelor/bachelorette auction with proceeds benefitting CCMEA, a Miss Wild West Days contest, gun raffle, parade and motorcycle run. With music by Jan Marrou and a special performance from the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies, it’s sure to be a wild good time. Free. 480-437-1110, wildwestdayscavecreek.com.
Sips and Sounds 2016
The SHOPS at Gainey Village are excited for the next installment in the Sips and Sounds concert series. This event will feature live music from the band Rock Lobster, an Arizona ‘80s retro music cover band. Guests are encouraged to relax under the evening sky while enjoying food and drinks from the many restaurants located in the shopping center. Free. 6-8 p.m. The SHOPS at Gainey Village, 8777-8989 N. Scottsdale Rd., theshopsgaineyvillage.com.
Arizona Animal Hospital Open House
Come out to Arizona Animal Hospital’s open house and enjoy free tacos from the Taste of New Mexico food truck, live music featuring Dave Sheehy and raffle items with proceeds benefiting TGen, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to improving pet health. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Arizona Animal Hospital, 31313 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 160, 480-686-8083, arizonaanimalhospital.com.
10th Annual Holiday Bazaar
The annual holiday bazaar at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree will feature more than 70 vendors selling items of pottery, jewelry, artwork, fashions and accessories. Additionally, there will be a Book Nook of gently used books, a Corner Café with breakfast and lunch options, and a Sweets and Treats Shop selling delicious home-baked goodies. Proceeds from the bazaar will go to community projects focused on making a positive difference. Free. Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd., 480-575-5238, oloj.org.
Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale
Returning for its eighth year, the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale promises once again to showcase the wonderful art of local artists. Participants are encouraged to walk, drive or bike to visit more than 25 local artists in six different home studios in the Sherwood Heights neighborhood. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 480-215-5975, camelbackstudios.com.
Magic Bird Festival’s Wild West Treasure Fest
Come out for a great shopping experience in Cave Creek! The event showcases 70 local artists and vendors and features an eclectic collection of boutique apparel, jewelry designs, original art, Native American crafts, and gourmet packaged edibles. Event attendees are also invited to relax at the Cave Creek Roadhouse, which offers classic American fare and a full service bar in a casual dining environment. Free. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-2014, carefreeazfestivals.com.
23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival
More than 150 award-winning fine artists will showcase their artwork in the 23rd annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival. Paintings, drawings, charcoals, pastels, sculptures, bronzes and hand-blown glass are just some of the work that will be displayed. Featured artist will be oil painter Darrell Thomas. Attendees will also enjoy live music and the tasting of delicious wines, rums and microbrews. Adults, $3; children 18 and younger, free; wine tasting, $10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., 480-837-5637, thunderbirdartists.com.
2nd Annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale Gatsby Weekend
The Roaring ‘20s are back! The public is invited to attend this Gatsby-themed weekend, which includes period 1920s dress and a black-tie gala; a lawn party with wine, spirits, craft beer and restaurant tastings; an exhibition and race of open-wheeled vintage mini racers; a kids’ race and special kids’ zone; and Charleston competitions. The event proceeds will benefit early childhood programs. 480-527-9779, grandprixscottsdale.com.
7th Annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts is a family-friendly event and will include live music, theater and dance performances, a children’s activity area, film shorts, food, pet adoptions, craft beer tasting and more! Proceeds will benefit the Herberger Theater’s youth outreach programs. Free. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., 602-254-7399, herbergertheater.org.
12th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival
Presented by Local First Arizona, this event will celebrate all things local. With more than 100 vendors from around Arizona, attendees can sample and peruse various products, foods and drinks. All ages are encouraged to attend. Admission is free and tickets for food sampling and activities will be available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., 602-956-0909, localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.
Light the Night Fundraising Walk
This year’s Light the Night Fundraising Walk is hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will celebrate the survivors of blood cancers through music, entertainment and the carrying of illuminated lanterns. The night, dedicated to bringing awareness to blood cancers, will end with a showstopping display of fireworks. 5-7 p.m. Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren St., lightthenight.org.
ProMusica’s The Masters at the Movies
ProMusica Arizona’s first concert of the season is dedicated to great composers who have scored music for famous motion pictures, including “The King’s Speech,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Big Lebowski” and many more! The concerts will be performed at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem and American Lutheran Church in Sun City. See website for prices, show times and location details. 623-326-5172, pmaz.org.
Nov. 5-Sept. 4
Special MIM Exhibition: Dragons and Vines
This never-before-seen special exhibition will provide an opportunity to see more than 30 exquisite inlaid guitars, banjos and a ukulele. The inlaid artwork is created using various materials, including abalone shells, mother-of-pearl, gold, copper and wood. $10, exhibition only; $7 with general admission purchase. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, mim.org.
American Heroes: Portraits of Service Exhibit
Belmont Village Senior Living Scottsdale unveils an amazing and historical exhibit on Nov. 9. The exhibit features current portraits of veterans taken by photographer Thomas Sanders, which then have been superimposed in front of historic backdrops. The unveiling event will also include a reception and recognition ceremony for WWII-Era Veterans and beyond. Special guest will be Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh. Open to the public. Reservations suggested. 2-4 p.m. Belmont Village Senior Scottsdale, 13850 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480-945-3600, belmontvillage.com.
Arizona Archaeology Society Meeting
The latest society meeting features Todd W. Bostwick, Ph.D., RPA, who was a Phoenix city archaeologist for 21 years at Pueblo Grande Museum and is currently the director of archaeology at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. He will be presenting “The Megalithic Temples and Tombs of Malta: Early Religion and Ritual in the Mediterranean, 3,600 B.C.-2,500 B.C.” Reception begins prior to the meeting at 7 p.m. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd., azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
The championship returns to the beautiful and award-winning Cochise golf course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. The event will allow fans to watch the 36 top points leaders of the PGA Champions Tour. Daily tournament grounds tickets start at $30 and weekly passes are $70. Youth 18 and under are free all week when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Desert Mountain Golf Club, 10550 Desert Hills Dr., schwabcup.com.
MTA Presents To Kill a Mockingbird
The American masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” defined by author Harper Lee as a simple love story, comes to the Musical Theatre of Anthem and prepares to wow audiences through an award-winning cast and production staff. Adults, $19; students, seniors and children 12 and under, $16. See website for show times. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 623-336-6001, musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
Anthem Veterans Memorial Ceremony
Hosted by the Anthem Community Council and the Anthem Veterans Memorial support team, the Veterans Day ceremony will pay tribute to the many veterans who have dedicated their lives to this country. The keynote speaker will be retired Adm. Paul David Miller, who had a naval career spanning 30 years. Prior to the ceremony, a special fundraising breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. The ceremony will then start at 10 a.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., onlineatanthem.com/avm.
Carefree’s Veterans Day Celebration
The eighth annual Veterans Day Celebration in Carefree will feature exciting patriotic and military music by Don Morosic and his Main Event Swing Band. The event will also include life stories from veterans of the armed forces. Light refreshments will be served and Packages from Home will also collect items to send to troops. Free. 3-5 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., 480-488-3686, carefree.org.
Nov. 11-12, Dec. 2-3
Etania Gems and Jewelry Trunk Show
The November 11-12 trunk show at Etania Gems and Jewelry will feature local jewelry artist Jennifer Hanscom, who beautifully creates sterling silver pieces that are timeless and elegant. The December 2-3 trunk show will feature Tumblestone Gems and Jewelry, which makes one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from tumbleweeds found around the state. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Etania Gems and Jewelry, 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd., 602-429-0505, etaniagems.com.
Nov. 11, Dec. 4
Joye DeGoede – Book Signing
The Head Artist in Residence at the Gallery at el Pedregal, Joye DeGoede, has published an adult picture book for grownups titled, The JoyEful Party Animals – The Celebration Begins. This book is the continuation of her popular JoyEful Party Animals series, which are surrealist paintings of animals imitating human habits. There will be two book signings: Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m., at the Spotted Donkey, 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd. and Dec. 4, from 3-6 p.m., at The Boulder’s Resort, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr. For more information, visit joyesart.com.
Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
Kick off the holiday season by attending The Outlets at Anthem’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The event will display the beautiful lights and decorations on the tallest fresh-cut decorated Christmas tree in Arizona! Free. 5-8:30 p.m. Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, 623-465-9500, outletsanthem.com.
NDP’s Culinary Festival
Notre Dame Preparatory’s annual Culinary Festival is here! This year, the event will celebrate and serve delicious food from 14 local restaurants, including Ciao Grazie, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizza, The Capital Grille, Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market and more. There will also be awesome live music from the band Elvis Before Noon. The event is for adults 21 and older and attire is casual. Advance ticket price, $100; door ticket, $125. 6 p.m. Notre Dame Preparatory, 9701 E. Bell Rd., 480-634-8284, ndpsaints.org/culinaryfest.
The Healthy Brain Expo
Need a brain boost? Then head to the Healthy Brain Expo at the Holland Community Center this November. The expo will feature nine workshops, speakers and exhibits all geared toward teaching how to keep the brain engaged, creative and strong. Adults, $20; seniors, $15; students, $5. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, 480-488-1090, azfcf.org.
Chapter2Books Special Sale
Don’t miss out on the special sale from the biggest used bookstore in the North Valley! With more than 50,000 books to choose from, book lovers will be in paradise. Along with the books, there will be DVDs, CDs and audiobooks for sale. Items start at just 50 cents! Chapter2Books is located inside the Desert Foothills Library. Free. Check website for library times. Desert Foothills Library, 38442 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2777, chapter2booksaz.com.
TRRFCC Family Fun Night
The annual TRRFCC fundraiser will be held at The Buffalo Chip and will include a bake sale, face painting, raffles, horse painting, silent auction and a chuck wagon dinner. TRRFCC, which stands for Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship, is a nonprofit organization working to make a difference in the lives of K-8 students through horsemanship. Free. 5-8 p.m. 480-272-0929, trrfcchorsemanship.org.
FCC Charity Golf Tournament
The 6th annual charity golf tournament at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale raises funds for the Foothills Caring Corps, a nonprofit organization supporting older residents in the Northeast Valley. The event will also include hole-in-one prize opportunities, raffle prizes, auction items, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. $400. 8:30 a.m. Mirabel Golf Club, 37100 N. Mirabel Club Dr., 480-488-1105, foothillscaringcorps.com.
Cave Creek Museum’s Miner’s Dinner
A beautiful night under the stars awaits guests as they dine outside by the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill at the Cave Creek Museum. After the chuck wagon dinner, guests will be able to see the stamp mill in action, along with watching blacksmiths at work, panning for gold and enjoying the music of Down Home Arizona. The night will also include a silent and live auction. Reservations requested. $55 per person. 4-8:30 p.m. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Dr., 480-488-2764, cavecreekmuseum.org.
Ladies’ Bunco Night
It’s ladies’ night! Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills, the night will include a fun bunco game, appetizers and refreshments. Proceeds will support various community programs, like scholarships for women returning to school and Bobcat’s Closet, which provides free clothing and shoes to area school-age children in need. $20. 6 p.m. Coolwater Christian Church, 28181 N. 56th St., 602-568-5005.
Understanding Flavored Oils and Vinegars
Presented by Merle Lehman, owner of Gourmet Blends AZ, this class will discuss the best barrel-aged balsamic vinegars and citrus- or herb-infused olive oils, plus how to purchase them locally. The class will also include tastings of different oils and vinegars. $19.99. 3 p.m. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, 480-488-1090, azfcf.org.
The Big Heap Returns to Cave Creek
The Big Heap will return for its last show in Cave Creek and will feature urban and boho furniture, clothing, accessories and exotic relics — something you won’t see at every show. The event will also include artists, live music, gourmet food trucks and performances. $7; kids 12 and under, free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Big Heap, 3841 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-329-6118, thebigheap.com.
Nov. 18-20, 25-27
20th Annual Hidden in the Hills
The much anticipated Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale is back and celebrating its 20th year. With more than 180 local artists in 47 studio locations, this year is sure to be a hit! Participants can expect to admire and buy impressive paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. Free, self-guided tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 480-575-6624, hiddeninthehills.org.
Desert Discovery Day
Bring the family to the 5th annual Desert Discovery Day and explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Throughout the Harry Dalton Trail, children will stop at stations where there will be live animals, crafts and activities. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jewel of the Creek Preserve, 44029 N. Spur Cross Rd., dflt.org/desert-discovery-day.
Musical Concert at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church presents a concert by organist/pianist HaeJu Choi. She will be joined on stage by guest vocalist Christie Fletcher, pianist Dongfang Zhang and local performer D. Justin Carpenter. The concert will feature the music of Debussy, Barber and Ralph Vaugh Williams. Free. 3 p.m. Desert Foothills Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 29305 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-585-8007, dflc.org.
3rd Annual American Made Matters Day
Support American-made products during Watson’s Hat Shop’s third annual American Made Matters Day. The event will showcase the high-quality hats manufactured and built right inside Watson’s Hat Shop, and will also feature American-made watches by professional watchmakers A.M. Cook Wristwatch. Also included in the evenings activities will be raffle prizes and food and drink selections by Indigo Crow. Watson’s Hat Shop is the Arizona ambassador for the American Made Matters organization. Free. 4-8 p.m. Watson’s Hat Shop, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Ste. 148, 480-595-9777, watsonshatshop.com.
AZDance Presents A Joyous Christmas
A joyous Christmas it will be when guests attend AZDance’s holiday event. Many talented dancers will dance to favorite Christmas and holiday music under the artistic direction of Kenda Newbury. AZDance is a nonprofit professional dance company that integrates professional dancers with those who have different abilities. Check website for ticket prices, show times and location. 602-787-7738, azdance.org.
Zuva Gallery Presents Sculptures by Euwitt Nyanhongo
Zuva Gallery showcases the work of Zimbabwe’s Euwitt Nyanhongo on Nov. 22. His sculptures represent man’s affinity with nature, animals, birds, spirits and the Shona culture’s mythological beliefs. Complimentary South African wine and appetizers will be served. RSVP requested. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Zuva Gallery, 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Ste. C, 480-488-6000, zuvagallery.com.
Hyatt Regency’s Thanksgiving Buffet
Come to SWB, a Southwest bistro located in the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special holiday buffet. The buffet will include a carving station of turkey, ham and prime rib. There will also be delicious desserts such as bananas foster and pumpkin, pecan and apple pies. Adults, $87; with champagne, $97; children 6-12, $43.50; children 5 and under, free (all price excludes tax and gratuity). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., 480-444-1234, scottsdale.regency.hyatt.com.
NDP’s 6th Annual Bemis Bowl
The annual Bemis Bowl brings the community together while raising funds for the Scot A. Bemis Fund. This event is played on Bemis Field at Notre Dame Preparatory and honors NDP’s late football coach, Scot A. Bemis. His fund provides yearly scholarships to four NDP students. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Notre Dame Preparatory, 9701 E. Bell Rd., 480-634-8235, ndpsaints.org.
Butterfly Wonderland’s Winter Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland will transform into a winter wonderland with blue, white and silver decor. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday (and every day from December 19-23), 7-foot living angels will spread their wings, and guests will be awestruck by the magical sight! Butterfly Wonderland will also play the serene sounds of the season by musical groups, Nouveau Papillon, the Scottsdale String Quartet and Native American flutist Aaron White. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480-800-3000, butterflywonderland.com.
Magic Bird Festival’s Southwest Art & Indian Market
Over 100 Native American artists will showcase their traditional and contemporary Southwest-inspired jewelry, sculpture, paintings, mixed-media, custom apparel, and more at the 2016 Southwest Art & Indian Market. There will also be a food court, packaged edibles cuisine selections, live music by country and western singers and live entertainment of hoop dancers, jugglers, singer-songwriters, and Native American musicians and storytellers. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., 480-488-2015, carefreeazfestivals.com.
MTA Presents 13 the Musical
Evan Goldman, a middle school student from New York, is trying to find his place at his new school in Indiana following his parents’ divorce. Will he fit in or will he end up an outcast? Come see “13 the Musical” presented by the Musical Theatre of Anthem and find out Evan’s fate. Adult tickets, $19; students, seniors and children 12 and younger, $16. See website for show times. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 602-743-9892, musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
Art in pARTnership II Exhibit
Come and see the amazing artwork at this year’s Art in pARTnership II event. This juried fine art exhibit and sale will be located at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art in North Scottsdale. Make sure to attend the artist reception and award presentation, which will be held on October 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Holland Gallery, 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, 480-488-1090, azartalliance.com.
Solo Art Exhibition by Joan Maureen Collins
Cave Creek resident and artist Joan Maureen Collins will showcase new work in her “Flow” exhibition in Harumi Maejima’s Community Gallery. Collins is an abstract landscape painter whose technique results in striking contours made of heavy, opaque color and texture against thin, filmy transparency. Harumi Yoga+ Holistic Healing House, 8787 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Ste. 206, 480-292-9493, visit artatblackmountain.com.
Pink Drink at Salty Sow
Salty Sow, an American gastropub serving contemporary farmhouse fare, will be offering a “pink drink” during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This specialty drink is their house blanche margarita, made with gold tequila, triple sec, margarita mix and blood orange puree, and will have a special price of $5. Salty Sow, 4801 E. Cactus Rd., 602-795-9463, saltysow.com.
Sips and Sounds 2016
The SHOPS at Gainey Village are excited to bring back the Sips and Sounds concert series. This event will feature live music from the band Marmalade Skies, which will perform songs from the Beatles. Guests are encouraged to relax under the evening sky while enjoying food and drinks from the many restaurants located in the shopping center. Free. 6-8 p.m. The SHOPS at Gainey Village, 8777-8989 N. Scottsdale Rd., theshopsgaineyvillage.com.
Oct. 7, 8, 9, 15, 16
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.
Desert Foothills Theater presents “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.,” based on the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown. On October 9, tea, finger sandwiches and dessert will be provided by the English Rose Tea Room during a special Hawaiian Happiness Tea Party with Flat Stanley. See website for prices and show times. Desert Foothills Theater at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater, 33606 N. 60th St., 480-488-1981, dftheater.org.
Arizona Ultimate Women’s Expo
Located at the Phoenix Convention Center, the Arizona Ultimate Women’s Expo hopes to inspire and motivate women with this year’s celebrity speakers, Erin Brockovich and Christina Milian. In addition, there will be areas designated for beautifying women, do-it-herself workshops, cocktail instruction and recipes, the latest fashion trends, shopping boutiques and much more! Advance tickets are $5 when purchased online. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phoenix Convention Center South Building, 33 S. Third St., 866-618-3434, azwomensexpo.com.
Soroptimist Spaghetti Dinner
The 39th annual Spaghetti Dinner, presented by Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills, will benefit women and children of the community. The delicious and filling dinner will include spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, coffee, tea and lemonade. This family-friendly event includes a silent and live auction. Adult tickets, $15; child tickets, $7; children under 5, free with paid adult ticket. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-861-4188, sisaguarofoothills.org.
Arizona Archaeology Society Meeting
The public is invited to attend this Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society meeting, which is titled “From Rock Art Ranch to Homol’ovi: 13,000 Years of Migration in the Middle Little Colorado River Valley.” The meeting will be presented by Dr. Charles Adams, who will discuss the research and findings on the Rock Art Ranch in Winslow. Reception begins prior to the meeting at 7 p.m. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd., azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.
SkinRevision Open House
Come to SkinRevision’s open house to celebrate the new location! There will be light food and drinks, a raffle drawing every 15 minutes and a mini massage. The open house will also feature SkinRevision’s partners: senior injection specialist Debra Herbold, fashion feng shui and body style analyst Clarisse Ringwald and mineral makeup.
Wine Education and Tasting
The mysteries of wine enjoyment and appreciation can be yours by attending Holland Community Center’s Enjoying Wine class. Sam Pillsbury, owner of Pillsbury Wine Company located in Cottonwood, will teach participants where wine comes from, why and how to handle it, and how to drink and enjoy it. $29.99. 3 p.m. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, 480-488-1090, azfcf.org.
Annual Undy Run/Walk
Pull out those silly boxers, briefs or costumes and put them on for Colon Cancer Alliance’s annual Undy Run/Walk! Held in the state capitol district in Phoenix, this lighthearted event raises money for the Arizona Department of Health Services’ FIT at Fifty Health Check program. Advance registration is $35 for adults and $30 for kids. Race day registration is $40 for adults and $35 for kids. Run/walk begins at 9 a.m., undyrunwalk.org.
16th Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project Lunch
In an effort to fight hunger and to support the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, participants can purchase one of the 2,000 beautifully handcrafted ceramic and glass bowls made for this event. Sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League and Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, the Empty Bowls Project Lunch will also include a silent auction and pasta lunch. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $15 requested donation will go toward artisan bowl and lunch. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-1145, sonoranartsleague.org.
NVSO’s Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms
North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the season, “Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” features Phoenix violists Craig and Jessica Triplett. $5 per ticket, $15 for a full season pass. North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., 623-980-4628, northvalleysymphony.org.
Etania Gems and Jewelry Trunk Show
The first show in Etania’s monthly trunk show will feature Stagecoach Bags and Collectibles, which was founded by three Arizonan sisters from Sonoita. Each bag that is sold is an original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bag that is produced using a gently worn pair of cowboy boots. Etania Gems and Jewelry, 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd., Ste. 5, 602-429-0505, etaniagems.com.
Celebrate the change in seasons at this year’s Autumnfest, held at Anthem Community Park. In addition to the wonderful arts and crafts being sold, there will also be carnival rides and games, a kids’ zone and family activities, pumpkin patch, photo booth, food court, rotary beer garden, live entertainment and Smokey Bear (Saturday only)! Free admission. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., onlineatanthem.com/autumnfest.
Sedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour
Twenty-seven professional artists in Sedona and Cornville will open their private studios to the public to showcase their artwork during the Sedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour. This free, self-guided event will give visitors the opportunity to admire and purchase ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, digital art, mixed-media pieces and much more. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., redrockartists.com.
Oct. 22, 23
Casting Call for MTA’s Elf the Musical Jr.
Auditions are now scheduled for Musical Theatre of Anthem’s “Elf the Musical, Jr.,” based on the fun holiday movie about Buddy the Elf. There will be no-cut auditions for youth ages 6-18. Those auditioning should prepare a musical theater song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Vocal auditions will be October 22 at 11 a.m. and the dance call will be October 23 at 9 a.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 623-336-6001, musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
BGCMP’s Dish It Out Event
The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix is hosting its annual Dish It Out event to help end childhood hunger. This 21 and older event will include delicious food from top-rated restaurants like Ocean Prime, The Gladly and the Wild Thaiger. Live music and a culinary competition by local chefs desiring to be the Dish It Out champion will also be included in the night’s activities. Event tickets start at $75 per person and VIP tickets are $500. 5-8 p.m., dishitoutaz.org.
The YMCA’s Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane
Come out and carve the perfect pumpkin! The Desert Foothills Family YMCA will put on a special two-hour carving experience with world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane. There will also be food from Harold’s Cave Creek Corral and drinks at the Witch’s Brew beverage area. Proceeds go to the Desert Foothills Family YMCA. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Single pumpkin, two chairs & carving tool set: $50 (reservation price). 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit valleyymca.org/event/family-carving-nights or carefreepumpkingarden.com.
The Art of Fearlessly Doing Business
Presented by the Gallery at el Pedregal and Fearlessly Deliver, this event is for entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, sales managers and any others ready to be fearless in business. There will be guest speakers, appetizers and an opportunity to view artwork in the gallery, as well as paintings and drawings from “The Art of Fearlessly Doing Business” project. Registration required by October 26. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. The Gallery at el Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., sonoranartsleague.org, fearlesslydeliver.com/fearlessart.
Greet and Treat
This year’s Anthem Community Council business trick-or-treat will be a much larger event with the addition of businesses in Anthem, New River, Desert Hills and Tramonto. It will also include home-based businesses that plan to host trunk or treat activities at the Outlets at Anthem. This community event is sure to be a hit with the kids! Free. 4-6 p.m., Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Ste. 202-1, 623-322-9127, onlineatanthem.com.
Cave Creek Wicked
Arizona’s only all-day, all-night Halloween event is back! The family-friendly part of the event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include community-wide trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, games for kids, a bounce house, face painting, live music and more. The nighttime portion of the event, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., will be a costume contest pub crawl. Participants in the pub crawl will be transported by creepy custom-designed and fabricated tractors and trailers. 602-400-3330, cavecreekwicked.com.
Starry Knights Fundraiser
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship free of charge to children and adults who have physical disabilities. To help raise funds for this program, this year’s Starry Knights fundraising event will include a dinner, silent auction and live auction. In addition to the auction, the event will also feature two exceptional students from Camelot, Paolo Contu-Owen and Sydney Morrison. 6-9:30 p.m. Single ticket, $125; table (eight tickets), $900. 6-9:30 p.m. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., camelotaz.org.