Jan 17, 2018

Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians concert at MIM
PHOENIX – The Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Musical Instrument Museum. The concert begins at 2 p.m.

This concert will feature some of the best young classical talent in Arizona. The musicians will showcase their musical talent and artistry. Tickets for the concert at $23.50 and are available online at
The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Blvd., in Phoenix.

Pinnacle Concert Series to host Diamond Rocks
SCOTTSDALE – The Pinnacle Concert Series continues with Diamond Rocks on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Diamond Rocks features Neil Diamond classics like Coming to America, Sweet Caroline, and Song Sung Blue, recreated by Barrie Cunningham. Premium seating tickets are $50, standard tickets are $35, and students with ID enter free.

Tickets are available online at, or at the door. The Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 North Pima Rd., in north Scottsdale.

ASU hosts Open Door at Polytechnic Campus
PHOENIX – Get an up-close look at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus on Friday, Jan. 26, 4-9 p.m.

Visitors have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities and talk to students, faculty, and staff. Lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts, and adventure seekers can get a behind the scenes look into ASU’s state-of-the-art labs and learning environments. Come experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators, the wonders of algae, new-age cars, and enjoy dance and theater performances. 

See more about the Polytechnic Campus at

Barrett-Jackson car auction, Jan. 13-21
SCOTTSDALE – Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale will be held at WestWorld, Jan. 13-21.

This auction offers thousands of the most sought-after automobiles, making it a highlight of the collector car industry. A wide variety of food and beverages will be on sale on-site at the auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets, see

Goddard Preschool brings snow day to Cave Creek
CAVE CREEK – On Saturday, Jan.19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Goddard School of Cave Creek will enjoy a snow-filled day with 8-tons of snow while engaging in a range of winter wonderland theamed STEAM activities.  Winter-themed treats will also be provided.

Such activities foster creativity and imagination while giving children the opportunity to learn about the world around them.  The Goodard School is located at 4060 E. Peak View Road for more information visit,

Upcoming events for Crossroads Christian Fellowship

NEW RIVER – The Crossroads Christian Fellowship will be hosting a free community event, Cars and Coffee/Swap and Sell, and all are welcome.  The event is on Feb. 3, and starts at 8 a.m. the setup is free as well.

The Crossroads Christian Fellowship is located at 42425 N. New River Road. For more information call 623-465-9461.


Community STEAM event and open house
CAVE CREEK – Join us in exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 5 – 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Foothills Academy College Preparatory in partnership with the Arizona Science Center and the Carefree Kiwanis.

There will be free activities the whole family can enjoy, and two locations: 4720 E. Lone Mountain in Cave Creek, or 7191 E Ashler Hills Dr. in Scottsdale.  For more information please call 480-488-5583 or visit

Be a hero for moms in need
ANTHEM – The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, will be accepting donations through the month of January for baby items such as formula, diapers, wipes, clothing and bottles to help mothers and their children who are struggling financially in Maricopa County.

Donations can be dropped of at 42015 N. Ventura Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086.  Please call 623-745-3677 or visit, for more information.

January events at BCC Library
BLACK CANYON CITY –The Library is working on a few new things to get the New Year started right! In the works is a new “Nonfiction Book Group” and the new “Stich and Needle Group”, formerly “The Stitching Hour”. In addition, starting in February, the Library will begin monthly “Tech Time” workshops, spotlighting library services patrons may not be aware of or may find intimidating. The first will be on the “Ebrary” service, which connects patrons to thousands of scholarly journals on far ranging subjects, from the environment and politics to arts and technology. If any of those groups sound interesting, stop by or call the library to register.
As for January events, the Book Discussion group will meet on the 18th at 3pm to discuss “Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona,” and Create and Craft will be on Jan. 20th at 1pm (formerly at 2pm). Storytime is every Tuesday at 10am.
Event times and dates may also be found on the Library’s website,, for more information call 623-374-5866.

Call for art includes youth movement
ANTHEM – The next rotation of Art in Public Places aims to have a youthful feel to it when it debuts on Jan. 18.  In addition to the regular submissions, this rotation will feature a special section devoted to art by students in grades 5-12. 

Grand opening of Hillcrest Baptist Church
PHOENIX – The grand opeing of the Hillcrest Baptist Church is on Feb. 11.  Morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. and evening service begins at 5:30 p.m.  Services are traditional with hymn singing, bible preaching and a nursery provided.

Hillcrest Baptist Church is located at Ridgeline Academy, 33625 N. North Valley Parkway.  For more information please visit

Fine art exhibition at Ascention Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley
PARADISE VALLEY – The Phoenix Artists Guild will present a wide array of beautiful original fine artwork in the sanctuary of Ascension Lutheran Church from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4. The Phoenix Artists Guild is a member of the Arizona Art Alliance; most of the guild members are juried members of the Alliance. The 68 Guild members display their original fine art works in exhibits, galleries, and other venues throughout the Valley. Among the artists exhibiting will be. Jo Allebach, Cynthia Chambers, Jaxine Cummins, and John Mansour.
Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane in Paradise Valley, a half-mile north of Lincoln Drive and a half-mile west of Scottsdale Road.  For more information about the location, call 480-948-6050 or visit  For more information about the Phoenix Artists Guild, visit

Spring Registration is open for Desert Foothills Theater
PHOENIX – The Desert Foothills Theater and Youth Theater’s spring registration is open for: spring break camp, teen and adult dance classes, acting class, and pop star musical.  Classes start Jan. 30.
DFT is also offering a Shrek the Musical audition workshop for ages 8-19.  It is a two-day workshop created to polish your song and dance.

For more information please visit

The Horny Toad offers super deals for the Super Bowl
CAVE CREEK – On Sunday, February 4, 2018, don your casual clothes and bring your thirst and hunger, along with friends, to the world famous Horny Toad restaurant in historic Cave Creek for Super Bowl Sunday fun. Enjoy the game on any of our nine televisions beginning at 11 a.m. (and stay until the game ends) while you enjoy: the popular Horny Toad burger, fries and a pint of beer for only $12; one pound of wings and a pint of beer for $12; $2 Coors Lite; $5 house wine; an appetizer sampler for $9.99.

Punt your way here and let the Toad take care of the rest. The Horny Toad is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road, for more information, call 480.488.9542.

SMOCA Spring 2018 programs
SCOTTSDALE – The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents a wide range of exciting and diverse programs, including some brand-new ones, for the Spring 2018 season. Here’s what’s coming up.

Viceland’s Water Wars on Jan. 18, starting at 7 p.m.,$7 (Members $4).
Water politics have been an ongoing global concern as populations grow and droughts plague certain regions. In this screening, cable television channel Viceland series Abandoned and Rise visit with residents in rural California and Canada as they speak out about the quality and availability of water in their communities and the sustainability of their current situations. 

The Studio, harvesting color on Jan. 20 from noon to 3 p.m., $35 (members $30). Inspired by the artists of Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia to look to our own backyards for materials to make art, we invited the experts from Peaceful Prairie Ranch in Prescott Valley to teach a class about the local natural fiber industry. They will supply the locally sourced plants and Arizona-grown alpaca yarn for participants to get first-hand experience dyeing and learning about how to harvest plants for natural dye. Materials and light refreshments provided.

For more information visit, or call 480-874-4666.

Caurus Academy lunch and open house
ANTHEM – During National School Choice week Caurus Academy is hostain a business appreciation lunch and open house on Jan. 24 to say thank you to local businesses for supporting our school and community.  Enjoy a complimentary lunch and campus tour, learn about charter schools and the impact school choice had on the local community.  Meet school administration and staff, plus hear from students and parents.
Space is limited to RSVP call 623-551-5083 by Jan. 19.

PACC911 & Anthem pet adoption
ANTHEM – ThePhoenix Animal Care Coalition and the Anthem community pet adoption is on Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park.  There will be a lure course, raffle food vendor, and adopter goodie bags.  Over 60 groups will be on site, and all pets are spayed or neutered and immunized.  The organizations are requesting pet food donations.

Anthem Community Park is located on 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway for more information please visit