Community Events

Community events March 13, 2019

New River Senior Center Events

NEW RIVER – The New River Senior Center will be holding events in March, lunch is available with one day advance notice, for a $5 donation. On March 13, at 8:30 a.m., Henderly Ramsey will be teaching Senior yoga, chair and standing moves. There is a $5 donation for the class. Then on March 15 and 16, there will be a yard sale at the center from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Free set up for anyone interested in selling items. Donations accepted to benefit the center.On March 20, at 8:30 a.m., Henderly Ramsey will be teaching Senior yoga, chair and standing moves. $5 donation

Exercise is available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Crafts classes are available every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Home delivered meals are also available for those seniors too ill to leave their home. Rides from the senior’s homes to and from the center are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you play an instrument, do magic tricks, or have any other talent you would like to share, please contact us to schedule a performance.

The New River Senior Center, located at 48606 N. 17th Avenue, in the Kiwanis Community Park, and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to everyone in the surrounding area. The New River Senior Center is funded in part by Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc, and is sponsored by the Kiwanis of New River. Please check out our Facebook page at the New River Senior Center or call for more information at 623-465-0367.

Holistic Wellness Fair planned in New River

NEW RIVER – A free Holistic Wellness Fair will happen on March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center. Wellness experts will be speaking on a variety of topics including medical marijuana, Hopi prophecy, whole foods, intuition and more. A live Tai Chi demonstration will happen at 12:30 p.m. Labyrinth walks and art studio tours will be available all day. A schedule of speakers is available on our facebook event page:

For more information call 623-465-5875. The Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center is located at 24th Avenue & Mingus, 49002 N. 24th Ave.

‘Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical’ presented by ProMusica Arizona

ANTHEM – ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra (PMAZ) is proud to present the Arizona Premiere of the story of naturalist John Muir, one of the early founders of the National Park System. A magnificent production through song and theater, Mountain Days depicts Muir’s quest to explore and preserve the natural beauty of our great country. Much of the script and lyrics are taken from Muir’s own writings and letters.

ProMusica Arizona is partnering with environmental groups including the Sierra Club, Black Canyon Heritage Park and the Arizona State Parks to bring modern-day environmental awareness and conservation into perspective. There will be information and displays at the venues, and parents are encouraged to come early to allow time for children to create their own nature journal.

Dates and Venues include:

  • Friday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. – E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre in Murphy Park, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
  • Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. – North Valley Christian Academy, 33655 N. 27th Dr., Phoenix
  • Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. – American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City

The March 22 performance of Mountain Days in Glendale is an outdoor concert that is free to the public funded by the City of Glendale’s Centerline Arts and Culture Initiative. Attendees can bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. Free public parking is available.

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

Summer Camp Registration Opens for 2019 Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Camps

PHOENIX – time to start making summer plans. Registration for the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus Pine-Council (GSACPC) 2019 summer camps is now open for its four camp locations: The Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain (Phoenix), Camp Maripai (Prescott), Shadow Rim Ranch (Payson) and Willow Springs (Prescott). Each camp has its own special offerings, along with the traditional camp activities, to accommodate the diverse interests of every girl. Yet the purpose of Girl Scout camp remains the same—to provide girls a safe and supportive place to have fun, make new friends, and take risks while learning new skills and exploring the outdoors.

The program focus of each of the four camps is as follows:

  • The Parsons Leadership Center, Phoenix, an $18 million state-of-the-art urban camp with sessions for both day and overnight campers. The programs include STEM-related activities, archery, swimming, arts & crafts and field trips.
  • Camp Maripai, Prescott, offers a traditional camp experience like archery and canoeing along with horsemanship programs for beginners through advanced riders.
  • Shadow Rim Ranch, Payson, offers outdoor adventures such as hiking and canoeing trip & travel sessions, plus outdoor cooking, zip-lining and archery.
  • Willow Springs, Prescott, emphasizes artistic endeavors like ceramics, fashion and theater, as well as hiking, archery, a ropes challenge course and aviation.

All four camps offer sessions that vary in length, from weekend family camp and day camp, to overnight camps and three-week-long quests. Summer camp begins the week of June 2 and runs for nine weeks, with the last camp week starting in late July.

As Girl Scouts believe all girls should have the opportunity to experience summer camp, registration offers tiered pricing and financial assistance. Girls who are not Girl Scouts are welcome to register. To sign up, please visit

Filiberto’s introduces Chimichanga Especial

CAVE CREEK – Filiberto’s, which is located at Lone Mountain and Cave Creek roads, introduces the public to Chimichanga Especial, a savory creation of combination of beef or chicken simmered in special secret spices, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, onions and tomatoes, cooked to perfection and accompanied by cabbage, rice and beans for $10.75.

Filiberto’s Cave Creek 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. to midnight. For more information call 480.488.3624.

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church presents ‘Peppi,’ a Christian Comedian

SCOTTTSDALE – On Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. Peppi is a stand-up comedian, a weekly comedy radio personality, a writer, and a story teller. And, most importantly, she is a lover of Jesus Christ, the One who saved her soul and gave her life purpose. Peppi loves people, and gets her thrills when something she says brings joy to others, or encourages someone to grow in their faith.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments served; however, the show will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The minimum age to attend is 8-years-old. The ticket fee is $10 per person and may be purchased in the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church office or at the door. It will be held at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road.

For further information, call 480-488-3384.

DFT announces Glen Campbell musical tribute

SCOTTSDALE – “The Glen Campbell Story: A Tribute to His Legend and His Music” will have one performance by the Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) on Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. From The Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds” album to the movie “True Grit” or with the unforgettable “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Campbell has influenced pop culture and the music scene more than most. The Glen Campbell Story is a spectacular concert celebrating the life and music of this legend featuring many of his hits.

Tickets for the performance are $28 and available at “The Glen Campbell Story” will be held in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Theater, 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, 85266. Parking is free.

DFT presents ‘Disaster: A 70s Movie Musical’

SCOTTSDALE – “Disaster: A 70s Disaster Movie Musical” will play for three weekends starting Friday, March 29. It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman, and a nun with a gambling addiction.What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost . . . or at least escape the killer rats. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Fridays and Saturdays, March 29-30, April 5-6 and April 12-13. Sunday afternoon matinee shows begin at 2 p.m. on March 31, April 7 and April 14.

Tickets are $17-$35 and available at and shows will be held in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Theater, 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, 85266. Parking is free.

Ascension Lutheran Church presents Fun Friday Food Truck Night

PARADISE VALLEY – Ascension Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley will be presenting a Fun Friday Food Truck night under the stars on Friday, March 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the church memorial garden. Bring your own beverages or purchase drinks from the trucks. There will be music and a playground for the kids. Have fun with friends and family on a beautiful Friday night in Paradise! Top off the evening with a root beer float to support the Global Barnyard project of the ELCA. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Mount of Olives Food Pantry. This Fun Friday Food Truck Night will feature “Bistro on Wheels” and “Left Coast Burrito” for delicious dining!

Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane in Paradise Valley, ½ mile north of Lincoln Drive and ½ mile west of Scottsdale Road. For more information call 480-948-6050 or visit

Bring the Family to Picture in the Park: The Sandlot

PEORIA – Join us at the Peoria Sports Complex and sit on the stadium field to watch the cinema classic “The Sandlot” on the massive video board. Movie night will be held on Friday, March 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. to enjoy this all ages event with crafts, bounce houses, and characters (Disney Princesses and Super Heroes). Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted for this event. No oversized umbrellas, canopies, tents or staking allowed. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

For more information, visit

Apply for a Peoria Arts Grant

PEORIA – The Peoria Arts Commission will be supporting the Art Grant Program this year. The purpose of the program is to inspire, enhance and support the arts in the city of Peoria. The Peoria Arts Commission will be awarding arts grants, with individual awards of up to $5,000 for programs, festivals, performances, gallery/exhibits and workshops. Art program grants are available to qualified fine arts organizations of all sizes, whose primary mission is to produce, present or serve the arts. The grant period will close April 2.

For more information, contact Susan Hardman, Arts Coordinator, at 623-773-5254 or