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Cave Creek Museum announces February events


CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is planning a busy month in February with programs focusing on history, art, food, and more.

On Feb. 7, the Museum will host 'Vino & Canvas' from 6-8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per person, with $15 being donated to the museum; register at

Bring the entire family to watch the Stamp Mill operate outside on Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. See this historic early 1900s “Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill” in action as volunteers crush hard rock ore in search of gold that can be separated and saved.

Also on Feb. 11 is ‘A Hundred Years of Cave Creek: Part 2’, from 2-3 p.m. Beverly Metcalfe Brooks continues sharing the past of Cave Creek. This is a not-to-be-missed presentation by someone who has spent the last nearly sixty years preserving Cave Creek’s history.

Parents, grandparents, and kids will share a fun afternoon during the Family Fun Workshop, 'Food!' on Feb. 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. The Hohokam Indians celebrated the “Three Sisters”: beans, corn, and squash. Immigrants to Arizona brought foods that were familiar to them from “back East”, but they also learned to harvest some of the unique foods of Arizona, such as cholla buds, prickly pear fruits, and even rattlesnake and javelina meats. Learn about these foods while celebrating Arizona’s 105th birthday.

On Feb. 13, the museum hosts Kokedame! from 6-8:30 p.m. The literal translation of “kokedame” is “root ball.” Participants will learn how to create their own Kokedame unique horticultural masterpieces in a class led by Paige Coniglio. A $35 instruction fee includes materials. Reservations are required and may be made at or by calling (480) 488-2764.

Need some help figuring out your new phone or computer? Mark your calendar for Feb. 15 when Tech4Life presents, ‘Oh, for the Love of Technology!’ from 6:30-8 p.m. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Participants should bring their devices.

Meet renowned wildlife artist and Cave Creek resident Linda Budge at the museum during a special free artist reception on Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. She will exhibit her award-winning work at the museum for the rest of the season.

For information, call (480) 488-2764, or visit The museum is located at 6140 Skyline Dr.