Community Events


Cave Creek candidate Meet and Greet, debate

CAVE CREEK – Please join the candidates running in the upcoming elections for the Cave Creek Town Council and Mayor in a meet and greet on June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The meet and greet takes place at Cactus Shadows High School located at 5802 E. Dove Valley Road and is open to all town residents. There will also be a debate. For citizens planning to attend all questions for the candidates must send their questions prior to the debate to

For more information about town elections and the candidates visit the Cave Creek website’s election page at:


Summer is not too hot for Democrats

PHOENIX – On June 19, Democrats representing Legislative District 1 are meeting to discuss Arizona’s chances of electing more Democrats. Arizona Democratic Party Regional Field Director Benjamin Kochenburger is the guest speaker. Before working with the Arizona Democratic Party, he was a field organizer for the Hillary for America campaign.

The meeting is June 19 at 7 p.m. at Desert Mountain School located at 35959 N 7th Avenue, Desert Hills, 85086. LD1 Democrats was established to activate the Democrats living in the area between Anthem and Cave Creek.

Visit for more information and maps.


Help fund FCF‘s community services during the slow summer months

SCOTTSDALE – Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) has chosen to make a commitment to our community, invest in keeping arts alive, and encourage life-long learning.

The summer months have arrived, and we are making changes to meet the needs of the people we serve. The Holland Community Center will be alive with senior activities – at reduced numbers, but much needed by seniors that live here year-round. These Seniors would otherwise be isolated, but we are giving them an opportunity to enjoy a cool and welcoming environment and to socialize through games and activities.

We are also serving the young people of the community by bringing home and expanding the summer camps that we run each summer. We have added an art camp to our theater camps, and we are set for a community center that is buzzing with kids, creativity and enthusiasm.

Summer is a time when transitions happen every week. Our population comes and goes, but the expenses continue as we endeavor meet the commitment we have made to our community. Kids need activities, seniors need socialization, and local artists need community space for exhibitions. The impact continues.

We need your help during these busy, transitional months to provide community space that is clean, cool and safe, continued financial support is essential. Please help us to fund community services for those that need that space and activity. You make the difference for the children and seniors we serve.

For more information visit on how to donate or support FCF visit, or go to this link to directly donate / ?dfId=a0n46000004sFRtAAM.


Arizona State Cornhole Championships

PHOENIX – The third annual Arizona State Cornhole Championships will take place on June 15 & 16, com at Ability360 Sports & Fitness in Phoenix. The championships are open to the public and all levels of competition. KB Kornhole Games will be running each championship event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ability360’s national wheelchair basketball team. This is a pre-register & pre-pay event. We will not be able to accommodate walk up registrations and payment at this event.

We have a total of ELEVEN events including FIVE NEW DIVISIONS at this year’s State Championship. Over 60 players will share more than $5,000 in cash and prizes (trophies and champion jerseys) in addition to a few earning the title of Arizona State Cornhole Champion.

Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. Admission is free on Friday. There is a $5 general admission fee on Saturday (for anyone not competing in a cornhole event).

To register or for more information go to www.arizonastate cornhole


Peoria support hosts “Free Support During Your Journey with Cancer”

PEORIA – Do you know someone affected by cancer? Join Cancer Support Community Arizona for this informational seminar to learn about the more than 100 emotional, educational, social, health and nutrition programs that they provide in-person and online, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. The seminar will be held Wednesday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Development and Community Services Building, 9875 N. 85th Ave.

Registration is required. Contact peoriasupport or call (623) 773-7070. For more information, visit


West Valley Art Museum new exhibit “Unique Treasures of the West Valley”

PEORIA – A special summer exhibit curated by the West Valley Art Museum (WVAM), showcases fine art and rare quality collectibles from the private collections of community leaders as well as members and friends of the museum. This special exhibit will be on view at the WVAM Art Gallery on the first floor of Peoria City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe St. The WVAM is always free and is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.


Increase in water use may be more than summer heat

PEORIA – Water use often increases in the summer months. This increase is usually the result of additional water used to maintain lawns and keep plants alive in the hot, dry environment. Unfortunately, increased water use is not always planned. Peoria meters staff members work diligently to review water use data from monthly meter reads and call attention to higher than normal water use. If there is a sign of a potential leak, a representative will contact the customer to report the findings.

For more information, call (623) 773-7160 to speak to a city of Peoria customer service representative.


Upcoming Peoria City Council meetings

PEORIA – On Tuesday, June 19 the Peoria City Council will hold a study session at 5 p.m. The regular city council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 8401 W. Monroe Street.

Meeting agenda and information are available at City council meetings and study sessions are broadcast live and replayed on Peoria Channel 11 (available to Cox Cable and Century Link television customers). These meetings also stream live (and on demand) online at


Anthem Parkside Community plans enhancements to neighborhood parks in the coming weeks.

ANTHEM – Installation of an Exerplay swing set and concrete bench for the Reunion neighborhood park are scheduled. The concrete bench will be installed in about 4-5 weeks while the Exerplay swing set will be ready for residents to use by spring time. These improvements are a result of recommendations made to the APCA Board by the Neighborhood Parks Committee (NPC) and are part of the pre-approved five-year plan for park improvements.


Additional neighborhood park improvements include the following:

  • New concrete tables and benches at Denali, Copper Basin and Blossom parks
  • Tot turf replacement at Inspiration, Enchantment, Yorktown and Blossom parks
  • BBQ grill has been replaced in Blossom park.
  • Painting of park ramadas will be complete in early spring.


The Neighborhood Parks Committee, comprised of Anthem residents, meets monthly with the APCA community manager to identify necessary park maintenance and suggest improvements. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the HOA offices. Parkside residents are welcome to attend.


To learn more about the NPC, or submit a suggestion for a park improvement, email the NPC directly at


Prepare for Monsoon Season

ANTHEM – Monsoon Awareness Week is June 10-15, kicking off a season lasting through September that brings dust storms, thunderstorms and flash floods. Monsoon season is a time when we need to take extra safety precautions.


Monsoon storms don’t always follow the calendar. While the season officially begins on June 15 and ends Sept. 30, we can experience these storms throughout the summer. Arizona monsoon storms vary in intensity, but usually involve wind, blowing dust and rain. Sometimes the thunderstorms are brutal, delivering damaging wind, reducing visibility to near zero, then torrential rain, followed by flash flooding. The most severe storms usually occur from the middle of July through the middle of August. Portions of Anthem, Black Canyon and New River have been severely impacted from rainstorms, and the flooding that resulted.


If you’re concerned with flooding, prepare your property ahead of time. Free sand and sandbags are available at:

  • Fire Station 141 (43814 N. New River Rd, New River, AZ 85087)
  • Fire Station 143 (35050 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324)
  • Fire Station 146 (3116 W. New River Rd, New River, AZ 85087)


If possible, please visit during normal business hours. Be patient. If no one is at the station, our crews may be out helping others in the community. For tips on using sand bags, visit the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers website.



Celebrate Father’s Day at Proof, An American Canteen

Scottsdale – Head into the Father’s Day weekend with the Friday Smokehouse Special menu at Proof, an American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Offered every Friday night throughout the summer, guests have the chance to sample a rotating variety of smoked cuts each week, house-made sides and special barbecue sauces.


On Friday, June 15, it’s all about meat & potatoes for Dad. The menu will feature mesquite-smoked prime rib, twice-baked potatoes and a seasonal vegetable for $42. Plus, Dad and the family can enjoy dinner with live music. In addition to its plentiful Saturday brunch, Proof will offer a Steak & Egg special with dad in mind on Saturday, June 16. The Steak & Egg special is priced at $28 per person.


On Father’s Day, June 17, treat Dad to a Crafted Cocktails class. Held from 2- 3 p.m., the class will teach the art of classic cocktail making using vodka, gin, whiskey and tequila. Priced at $58 per person, the class includes tastings, hearty appetizers and a custom takeaway gift. Father’s Day dinner will be Proof’s popular Sunday Sauce, an Italian-American dinner special that’s perfect for family celebrations. The menu will feature veal parmesan, chitarra pasta, and a slow-cooked tomato ragout for $36 per person.


For information or reservations, please call (480) 513-5085 or visit


Park closed for repair

ANTHEM – Adventure Playground and Splash Pad will be closed June 18-19 for maintenance of the rubberized flexground. Residents can visit Liberty Bell Park!


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