Community Events



LOCATION CHANGE: New River Incorporation Committee public meeting

NEW RIVER – The New River Desert Hills Incorporation Committee (NRDHIC) will host an informational public meeting from 5–8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at Desert View Bible Church located at 105 W. Carefree Highway. Members of the community will hear about the option and feasibility of incorporating New River and the Desert Hills Area into a town by NRDHIC. Anthem Community Council representatives will be in attendance. The meeting location was changed due to increased interest.


For more information or questions email or visit their Facebook page.


Daisy Mountain Fire hosting FREE CPR Class

NEW RIVER – Daisy Mountain Fire Medical (DMFM) will be hosting a free CPR class on Thursday, August 16 from 6 – 10 p.m. at DMFM Station 141, 43814 N New River Road, New River, AZ 85087.

In partnership with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and Salt River Project, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is offering a free CPR and AED class. Utilizing the American Safety and Health Institute’s Community and Workplace curriculum and certified instructors, this class is partially lecture and partially practical (hands-on). Completion of the course requires students to demonstrate proficiency on mannequins while on the floor and a short-written test. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles you to a certificate valid for two years from date of completion.

Registration is required, and space is limited, with a maximum of 20 students.

Please contact Paul Schickel at 623-465-7400 x202 or if you have questions or you’d like to schedule this class, or any of our other classes for your group of eight or more. Register online at

Meet and Greet with Daisy Mountain Firefighters

ANTHEM – Saturday August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical (DMFM) will host a meet and greet with firefighters so residents can learn about water safety. August is Drowning Prevention Awareness Month and DMFM is spreading the word about the ABC’s of water safety to the community.

The event will be held at the Anthem Walmart located at 4435 W. Anthem Way.

Merrill Gardens Health Fair

ANTHEM – On Tuesday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Merrill Gardens at Anthem will be holding a National Senior Citizens Day Health Fair. The Health fair will feature free screening and educational material and the cost to enter the event is free. RSVP by August 17 at or calling 602-457-6990.

Merrill Gardens at Anthem is located at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle.

New Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

ANTHEM – On August 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the New Friends of the North Valley Regional Library are sponsoring a used book sale in the meeting room of the Library. Choose from hundreds of quality used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more for all ages and on every imaginable subject. Low prices and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the North Valley Regional Library.

For more information call 602.652.3301.

Food For Fines Success!

ANTHEM – The Maricopa County Library District collected 19,466 food items (approximately 17,500lbs) during its annual Food For Fines donation drive. With an increase of 8% in items collected year over year, the Library District waived a total of $38,931.55. Supervisor Gates thanks all who donated this year!

Chamber 101 Luncheon

ANTHEM – Chamber 101 is designed to help new and renewing members understand and maximize their chamber member benefits and networking opportunities. Lunch will be provided free for up to two member representatives per business member per quarter. Limited to new and renewing chamber members only. Attendance is limited to 10 people each summer session.

The event takes place on August 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, 42101 N 41st Drive, Suite C152. RSVP TODAY at

Go Boating with Sea Scouts

PEORIA – Learn about this exciting new Co-ed Youth Boating Program! Join the Sea Scouts on the vessel Phoenix for a tour of Lake Pleasant and a family BBQ. Sea Scout Open House is on August 18 and starts at 9:30 a.m. at Pleasant Harbor Marina. There will be a one-hour tour of the lake followed by a viewing of Ship’s boats at the docks. Seas Scouts, BSA is a co-ed youth boating program where teens can go sailing, learn marine engineering, make new friends and have fun.


To RSVP or for more information visit the “Sea Scout Ship 3500” Facebook page.


A Henny Penny Holiday

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek’s oldest and most famous restaurant, The Horny Toad, will debut A Henny Penny Holiday on Wednesday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What is Henny Penny? According to store manager Nichole Morris, Henny Penny is one of the most famous manufacturers of fried chicken equipment and the Toad has four of them, which means the public reaps the benefits!


Join us for our world-famous fried chicken special with all the trimmings – $10.99 for half a chicken and $16.99 for a whole fried chicken accompanied by French fries and coleslaw or mashed potatoes. Attend the Henny Penny Holiday and find out why Henny Penny rules at The Horny Toad.


The Horny Toad’s infamous food has been an Arizona staple for nearly 42 years. The Toad is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road. Call 480.488.9542 for reservations or more information.


Filiberto’s Lone Mountain offers daily Mexican specials

Cave Creek – Homemade Mexican food offered at incredible prices now is offered at Filiberto’s at Lone Mountain and Cave Creek Roads. According to Filiberto’s owner Javier Villela, the restaurant now offers the following daily meal deals for only $1.49:

Monday:           three rolled tacos with cheese

Tuesday:           beef or chicken taco

Wednesday:     bean burrito

Thursday:           bean tostada

Friday:               junior quesadilla


Filiberto’s Cave Creek, owned by parent restaurant holding company Montex, is located at 31414 N. Cave Creek Road. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 6 a.m.-midnight. Call 480.488.3624 for more information.


LD1 Democrats open office to support election activities

PHOENIX – Legislate District 1 (LD1) Democrats, a party committee established to elect more Democrats to office, has opened an office just south of 27th Drive and Carefree Highway. This is the first time Democrats have had an office in LD1. The new office is a place for phone banks, events with Democratic candidates, meetup location for neighborhood canvassing and other various volunteer activities. The office address is 34225 N. 27th Drive in Phoenix, Ariz. The monthly meetings on August 21 at 7 p.m. is still scheduled to be at Desert Mountain School located at 35959 N 7th Avenue, Desert Hills, 85086. LD1 Democrats represents Democrats living in the area between Anthem and Cave Creek.

Visit for more information and maps.

Sunrise Tours at Southwest Wildlife, Saturday mornings

SCOTTSDALE – On August 18 at 7 a.m. beat the summer heat by waking up early to join us for a sunrise tour! Guests will enjoy a guided walk through the SWCC wildlife sanctuary while experiencing the beauty of a desert morning. Hear the stories of our sanctuary residents and see how they also enjoy the cooler hours of the day. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a breakfast treat with us while touring our wildlife sanctuary. What better way to start your morning?

Events take place at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St., Scottsdale, 85262. $30/adult, $20 child (ages 3-12). Registration is required, to register go to:

Summer Full Moon Tours at Southwest Wildlife

SCOTTSDALE – On, August 25 at 7 p.m. join us at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) for a unique guided tour of our conservation center by the light of the full moon. The blissfully bright full moon brings out the wild in wildlife. Full Moon Tours offers guests the chance to see what our native wildlife if up to in the mysterious hours of night. If you’re lucky, you might even hear a serenade from the Mexican gray wolves or the tiny howl of the grasshopper mouse! You may see the courting dance of a tarantula or the climbing acrobatics of coati. Light refreshments will be served.

Events take place at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St., Scottsdale, 85262. $30/adult, $20 child (ages 3-12). Registration is required, to register go to:

Bar Brawl” returns to Sanctuary Resort’s Jade Bar

SCOTTSDALE – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is gearing up for its fourth annual Bar Brawl at jade bar, where regional mixologists will compete in a series of cocktail showdowns, vying for champion bragging rights. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. from now until August 26, resort guests and locals are invited to cheer on the competitors while enjoying music by DJ Hybrid Thirty3 and a menu of “Bar Brawl Bites” and specialty cocktails at happy hour prices. Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan and Lead Mixologist Eddie Aces will emcee the events, and admission is free.

August 19 is the semi-finals and August 26 is the championship. For more information or reservations visit or call 480-948-2100.

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents ‘Beau Jest’

SCOTTSDALE – You don’t have to know what lukshen kugel is to enjoy the romantic comedy ‘Beau Jest,’ by James Sherman is opening August 16 at our intimate 75 seat theater.   The show will run until August 29. All you need to know is: It’s hilarious, It stars some of the Valley’s Best Actors, and Tickets will soon be hard to come by, so-o-o order yours today!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

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