Community Events

Community events November 28, 2018

New River Community Potluck

NEW RIVER – The New River Community is holding a community potluck on December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The purpose is to meet neighbors and have some family fun. They will also be a collecting toys for Daisy Mountain’s Toy Drive (toys must be new and, in the package,) and gift cards are also accepted. The potluck will be held at the Wranglers Roost, 2500 W. New River Toad.

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No to incorporation meeting

NEW RIVER – Come and meet your neighbors and discuss incorporation with folks on November 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 42425 N New River Road. We will be having a toy and food drive that will be going to local charities. If you wish to donate you will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. We will also be having a potluck if you like to bring a dish to share with your neighbors.

If you have questions email

Daisy Mountain Breakfast with Santa

ANTHEM – Who doesn’t love breakfast with Jolly Old Saint Nick? This annual event provides plenty of ho-ho-holiday fun at the Cafes at Anthem Food Court including free kid’s activities, live entertainment, Santa story time, goody bags and a pancake breakfast. Kick off the holiday season with us!

Tickets are $5 each and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities. Tickets will be available at The Outlets at Anthem’s Customer Service desk starting November 1. Tickets are limited so get yours early!

Merrill Gardens Holiday Boutique Sale

ANTHEM – The second annual Holiday Boutique Sale at Merrill Gardens on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be vendors, prizes, food and music so stop on by. Merrill Gardens is located at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle in Anthem.

For more information visit or call 602-457-6990.

MTA presents ‘The Giver’

ANTHEM – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of “The Giver,” with performances November 29 through December 2, 2018. the location: MTA’s new theatre space, located at 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100 in Anthem. Ticket prices range from $13-$19.


Tickets may be purchased online at or at will-call beginning one hour before start of show.


BCHS Marching Band presents Motors for Music

ANTHEM – The Boulder Creek High School (BCHS) Marching Band Booster Club is holding a car show on December 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the high school campus, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. The pre-registration fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt, it is $30 to register the day of the event and it also includes a T-shirt. Registration and check-in is from noon to 1 p.m. and awards are at 4:30 p.m. There will be raffles, music, fun awards and much more. There will also be a Toys for Tots toy drive in memore of Trevor Crouse. BCHS is looking for sponsors for the event too.

For more information or to register email


Upcoming concerts at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

NORTH PHOENIX – A Special Holiday Concert with Gypsy Soul:

Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and its music. The duo’s multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of roots, pop, blues, and jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/USA) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.

The concert takes place on December 1 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $38.50 to $48.50.

The Devon Allman Project with Special Guest Duane Betts:

When you are part of a musical dynasty, it is only natural that the personal and professional aspects of your life should intersect. It was no different for Devon Allman, whose late father Gregg Allman helped helm one of the most important and influential American bands of the past fifty years. It is also little wonder that the younger Allman, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist in his own right, should feel the tug of family responsibility and the desire to honor his father’s fabled legacy.

The concert will take place at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) on December 2, with showings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $43.50 to $53.50.

The Mike Stern and Dave Weckl Band:

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, and Joe Henderson, as well as sixteen recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for Grammy Awards). An electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and his inherently bluesy string-bending prowess. Stern has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Albert King.

The concert will take place on December 6, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets range from $33.50 to $43.50.

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Starlight Community Theater presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

PHOENIX – Performances are from November 30 to December 16, at the Starlight Theater Venue, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive #9, Phoenix (1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave. west of I-17). Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers. Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern. Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing and directed by Barbara L. Surloff. This fine drama not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.


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Adult casting call for ‘The Pajama Game’

PHOENIX – The Starlight Community Theater is announcing and adult casting call at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, for the “The Pajama Game.” Adults (16+) be prepared to sing 32 bars of a musical theater show tune with recorded accompaniment (bring CD or mp3 player) and to do some reading and movement/choreography.

Please bring your personal calendar, audition form, theater resume (optional) and headshot (optional). Audition Entrance is through Stage Door in back. Performances will be: February 22 – March 10, 2019

Theater Venue Location: 1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive #9, Phoenix (1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Avenue, west of I-17). For more information go to

Holiday Fine Art Show

CAVE CREEK – The Sonoran Arts League will be kicking off the Sonoran Small Works Holiday Fine Art Show with an opening reception on December 1, from – to 8 p.m. It will take place at the Sonoran Arts League Center fo the Arts at Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road. Admission is free and the show runs from December 1 to January 6, 2019.

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Santa, a Toad Christmas

CAVE CREEK – The Horny Toad invites kids and their parents to enjoy Christmas: A Toad Story on Saturday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the Christmas event, bring your child to Cave Creek Christmas Company inside the Toad. For lunch, kids can enjoy a corn dog and French fries for only $4. In addition, The Horny Toad special will be two pieces of The Horny Toad’s famous fried chicken, a 1/4 rack of pork ribs, coleslaw and fries for just $14.99 between 11 4 p.m.


Just as important is the opportunity to help your neighbors in need. Bring an unwrapped new toy for a child 4-12 years old. The toys will be donated to Foothills Food Bank for its Adopt-a-Family program. The Toad also will accept canned food and cash donations for the food bank.


The Horny Toad, which has earned numerous awards for its food including Best Fried Chicken, Best Steakhouse, Best BBQ ribs and Best Dessert (strawberry shortcake).The Toad is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road. Call 480-488-9542 for reservations or more information.


Golden Reef Stamp Mill Run

CAVE CREEK – The Golden Reef Stamp Mill at the Cave Creek Museum is Arizona’s only fully operational ten-stamp ore crushing mill. Come watch the ten 1,000-pound stamps slam down in synchronized precision, hear the pounding echo against the desert foothills, just as it did 100 years ago. The stamp mill was carried down from its former location at the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona operating within five miles of its original site.

The Cave Creek Museum is open now through May 31, 2019. Hours are Weds/Thurs/Sat/Sun: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $7 Adults; $5 Seniors; $5 Students; Children under five are free. Stay up to date on all events at Cave Creek Museum by visiting

ProMusica Arizona: ‘It’s Christmas!’ Concert

SCOTTSDALE – It’s Christmas! Hear the “Twelve Days of Christmas” like you’ve never heard it before as we take you on a musicological journey. Traditional, classical, contemporary and even whimsical pieces make a unique Christmas concert with something for everyone, including “And the Glory of the Lord,” from Handel’s Messiah, movements from Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto,” a rollicking arrangement of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and the ever-favorite sing-alongs. Bring the whole family for a memorable Christmas concert sure to instill hope and joy for the holidays.

The concerts take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church, Sun City
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Anthem
  • Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix

Ticket Prices: Adults are $22; Seniors (65+)/Military are $20; Students (16-26) are $12; and children 15 and younger are free with a paid adult. Free student rush tickets are available 15 minutes before each performance, based on seating availability. Season tickets for all three concerts are discounted 10%, and groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 623-326-5172.

Pinnacle Concert Series: ‘Celebration of Christmas’

SCOTTSDALE – Pinnacle Concert Series is holding a free concert (a donation is requested) on Sunday, December 9, at 4 and 7 p.m. One of the most beloved concerts of the season, “Celebration of Christmas” offers a wonderfully varied program of inspirational and joyous holiday music. Already a favorite tradition among many, this event features music to usher in the Christmas spirit. Join the Pinnacle Chancel Choir, Pinnacle Pealers, and special instrumental guests as they combine forces to create a magical experience!

The concert takes place at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. Tickets are free, but a donation is requested to further the fine arts program of the church. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information visit or call 480-303-2474.



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