Community Events: July 10-17, 2019

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Announces Mobile Office Hours in Anthem

ANTHEM – Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) announced mobile office hours for constituents of the Eighth Congressional District for the month of July.  Constituents seeking assistance with Social Security, Medicare, veteran and military issues, or other federal agencies will be able to meet with a member of Congresswoman Lesko’s staff. The Anthem mobile hours and location are: Thursday, July 11, at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Continuation for Riverview development rezoning hearing

PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council meeting that was scheduled to by held on July 3, regarding the rezoning hearing for the Riverview development near West Anthem has been rescheduled to September 4. The developer, El Dorado Holdings requested the continuance for the rezoning hearing and the Phoenix City Council will be on summer break from July 4, through August 23. The next available rezoning hearing before city council is September 4.

For additional information contact For more information about the Phoenix City Council’s schedule and to find the latest agendas visit

Upcoming NRDHCA meetings

ANTHEM – The New River Desert Hills Community Association (NRDHCA) will be holding its Representatives Town Hall Meeting on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will take place at 3701 W. Anthem Way.  The guest speaker will be Darcy Kober the Maricopa Director of Environmental Services. There will be no community meeting this month.

For more information visit or email:

North Valley Symphony Orchestra announces auditions

NORTH VALLEY – North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) is finalizing the 2019-20 season audition schedule for the Adult Orchestra. All musicians are volunteers and share one common goal: the pursuit of exceptional live music performance. If you have a passion to perform great music, can attend weekly rehearsals, and are willing to commit to the necessary practice, NVSO wants you in the orchestra!

Adult Orchestra auditions are being scheduled for a variety of time slots on Monday, July 15, and Monday, August 12. Open positions include all strings, principal viola, principal oboe, bassoon and percussion. Audition instructions and excerpts can be found at the website:

Youth ensembles will hold auditions August 10, and 11.  NVSO offers three levels for young musicians (Symphonettes – beginner, Youth Strings – intermediate and Youth Orchestra – advanced). For more information, select the appropriate ensemble at the “Join Us” tab at NVSO’s website.

For more information, use the “Contact Us” form at the website, or call 623-980-4628.

Anthem chocolate store supports Youth For Troops, veterans during July

PHOENIX – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, located at the Outlets at Anthem and Tempe Marketplace is running a “Fudge for Troops” promotion through July to benefit Youth For Troops.

 Beginning now and continuing through July 31, 2019, for every in-store purchase of fudge, the company will match and donate that amount of fudge to Youth For Troops to be added to care packages sent to our deployed heroes.

In addition, during the month of July, you can write a thank you letter to our troops and veterans to be included with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory fudge donations.

For more information visit

Last chance for Disneyland Park Hopper raffle

ANTHEM – Win one of 5 Disneyland Park Hopper Fun Packs by entering in Youth for Troops Freedom Isn’t Free Community Service Event.  Each Fun Pack includes four single day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets valued between $588 and $740. All five drawings will occur on July 14, at the event and tickets are $20 each.  Only 500 tickets were printed so get yours soon!

Tickets can be purchased by emailing Youth for Troops, attending any of their events, or stop by Denny’s in Anthem to get your tickets and thank you gift, which is a free Coola Suncare package.  Each ticket purchased will send one care package.

For more information or visit their Facebook page.

New Cave Creek Museum presents Steampunk Science this July

CAVE CREEK – This summer, Cave Creek Museum is offering “Steampunk Science Camp,” a half-day camp  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday on July 8 – 12, for students entering the fourth through eighth grades. We will be exploring the history of science in Arizona and the innovations that propelled our territory into modern statehood.

Some of the topics we will cover include: regional geology and archaeology; technological innovations that would include the steam locomotive, the gasoline combustion engine; and telecommunications, such as telegraph and telephone; and even space exploration with the discovery of Pluto. Kids will have fun investigating the History of Science in the Desert Southwest, learning how these innovations changed life on the Frontier, and dressing up in Steampunk Style!

Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 Skyline Drive. For more information call 480-488-2764 or visit

Cave Creek landfill injection well update

CAVE CREEK – Maricopa County is in the process of cleaning up groundwater underlying the Cave Creek Landfill. The project is in Phase 1 of the clean-up, drilling the injection well, which has a time frame of June through August of 2019. A truck‐mounted drilling rig will drill, develop, and test the well. At the well site property, the drilling company will construct a 24‐foot noise barrier panel system to completely surround the drilling area and reduce noise and light pollution as much as possible.

The drilling portion of this phase will last 3 to 4 weeks, 24 hours per day. After drilling, work will be less noisy and occur intermittently on a 24‐hour schedule. Site work will include pumping the well for hydrogeologic testing. A temporary pipeline will run from the well site to a wash on the Sonoran Preserve for the discharge.All four phases are expected to be completed by early 2020.

For questions email or call Stephanie Bracken, Public Information Officer for the City of Phoenix, (602) 534-1209 or Brian Kehoe, Maricopa County Waste Resources & Recycling Management, (602) 506-8997.

Upcoming events at the FCF Holland Community Center

SCOTTSDALE – Make and Take: Bracelets on Wednesday, July 10, from 1 – 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and on Monday, July 29, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Julia Harmon will be in the Mesquite Room at the Holland Center for 3 hours on the three above dates, and you are welcome to stop in any time to learn how to make a sweet little beaded bracelet. These are memory wire bracelets which fit all sizes, and you choose your own colors and beads. The bracelet takes about one hour to make.  Ages 10 and up, the cost is $15.

Bodacious Backgrounds on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Lynda’s July class will have you feeling like a kid again! AND you’ll leave class with lots of beautiful papers to create with. They make lovely book covers and end papers. Check out Lynda’s afternoon bookbinding class (same day) from 1-4pm, $35. Beginners Welcome! You will make a simple book structure with a single signature, hand-bound with a “chain stitch”. These books make lovely gifts to keep on hand, for just about anyone!  If you take the morning class on papers, you can use these in this workshop. Please check Lynda Abare’s website for more information and a full supply list.

For more information or to register for a class visit, or call 480-488-1090.

Summer discount specials rule at Filiberto’s Lone Mountain

CAVE CREEK – Hot summer deals are being introduced for the first time ever at Filiberto’s at Lone Mountain and Cave Creek roads. The busy Mexican restaurant now offers excellent homemade Mexican food at incredible summer prices, everyday, through August 31, 2019.

The deals include:

Upgrade one of the Lone Mountain site’s daily 1.49 meals by $4.99, plus tax, and receive a combo filled with rice, beans and a medium drink

  • Carne asada fries: $1.50 off
  • Super nachos: $1.50 off
  • Jr. bean & cheese burrito: $.99

Diners can pick up summer discount fliers at the store or show the promotion on Filiberto’s Lone Mountain Facebook page. Mexican food lovers also can call 480.488.3624 and place an order prior for pick-up.

Filiberto’s Cave Creek is located at 31414 N. Cave Creek Road. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday and Sunday from 6 AM to 11 PM and Friday and Saturday, from 6 AM-12 AM. For more information call: 480.488.3624.

Qigong Class in North Phoenix

PHOENIX – Qigong practice group has started again and meets every Sunday from 9-10 a.m. and meets at the Sonoran Foothills Community Center. Qigong is a very gentle exercise program that moves to music and is fun. It improves balance, flexibility, strength, heart health, the immune system and mental focus. It promotes relaxation and helps to reduce stress.  All donation will go to the non-profit Healer Within Foundation.  New people are welcome and can attend any session.

The Sonoran Foothills Community Center is located at 31910 N. Foothills Drive  Phoenix, AZ 85085.

Property tax levy adoption

PHOENIX – Maricopa County will be holding a meeting on August 19, at 9:30 a.m. regarding a property tax levy adoption.  The meeting will be held at 301 W. Jefferson Street on the 10th floor in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room in downtown Phoenix.

For questions and comments regarding this call Maricopa County’s Budget Office at 602-506-7280. Or visit

Upcoming MIM 2019 Concerts

PHOENIX – The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) 2019 Concert Series is featuring these upcoming acts.  Tickets are on sale now.

The Kruger Brothers will play on July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.50-$48.50.  The Seldom Scene will play on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.50-$48.50. Both bands are bluegrass. 

For tickets or more information visit or call 480.478.6000. The MIM is open Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd in North Phoenix.

Upcoming Peoria Reads summer events at the library

PEORIA – The fourth annual summer literacy program for Peoria residents: Peoria Reads: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader. The free program was created to encourage Peoria’s future workforce to read 20 minutes a day over the summer.

Peoria residents can sign up at Peoria libraries, Peoria Main Library at 8463 W. Monroe St. or Sunrise Mountain Library at 21109 N. 98th Ave., to receive a bookmark to track their reading. The bookmark can be turned in at the end of summer for a chance to win numerous prizes, including Barnes and Noble gift cards, digital reading tablets, and one of three complete book sets.

Attendance is tracked on the participant’s bookmark and can be counted as additional entries for prizes. Children who complete their reading and attend all five free events will earn six entries to be submitted for the final program drawing.

Here are the upcoming events:

On Thursday, July 11, “Reach for Reading” at the Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Ave. from 3 – 7 p.m. Kids climb the rock wall for free, reach the book and win a prize.

On Thursday, July 25, “Act on Reading” at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr. from 10 – 11 a.m. Live on-stage performance of selected scenes from the musical “Madagascar Jr.”

For more information, visit your local Peoria library or

Cooling Stations and Heat Relief Available in Peoria

PEORIA – Starting in April, the city of Peoria began collecting water for the Heat Relief Network. This program creates awareness of the dangers from extreme heat, coordinates resources and provides maps of the Heat Relief Network resources for those in need during the summer months. The ultimate goal of the Heat Relief Network is to prevent heat-related deaths. The city is encouraging people to donate bottled water to the Development Community Services Building (DCSB), Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer. The DCSB is located at 9875 N. 85th Ave.

For those in need of water or heat relief, visit DCSB or the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson Street.

Remember These Tips as Temperatures Rise

PEORIA – Despite heat-related illnesses being preventable, more than 2,800 heat-related illness emergency department visits occurred last year in Arizona. While out on the trails or playing in the park, remember to stay cool, hydrated, and informed of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

For more information, visit

‘Mickey’s Jukebox, a Tribute To The Music of Disney’

FOUNTAIN HILLS – Copperstate Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of a brand new, interactive musical revue, Mickey’s Jukebox, A Tribute to the Music of Disney. In this one-of-a-kind musical, audience members who arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain, are invited to select their favorites from our giant jukebox of over 100 of the greatest Disney songs ever written.  The choices are tallied and a brand-new revue, created by the audience, is brought to life before their very eyes by our talented and versatile cast.  Each show is as unique and as different as the audience that created it! 

Performances are June 14-August 4 at the Mainstage Too at Fountain Hills Theater.  Tickets range from $18-$33, veteran, active duty, student and senior discounts and group rates available.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 and at our website at  Hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday.