Community Events

Community events July 17-24, 2019:

New River Senior Center’s July events

NEW RIVER – The New River Senior Center, located at 48606 N. 17th Avenue, in the Kiwanis Community Park, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to everyone in the surrounding area.  Lunch is available, with one day advance notice, for a 5$ donation. Exercise is available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.  Craft classes are available every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Rides to and from the senior center are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Here are the upcoming events:

On July 17 at 8:30 a.m. and on July 29 at 6:00 p.m.  yoga is taught by Henderly Ramsey and is a $5.00 drop in fee. On July 23 at 9 a.m. the craft will be decorating gourds. On July 24 there is music with Jerry Cotter at 10 a.m.

On July 24, starting at 11 a.m. the Area Agency on Aging volunteer, Trudy Schett will be available to talk to anyone interested in the “RX Matters” program. This program can help you determine the best ways to talk to your doctor and pharmacist about medicine.  Offer ways to safely dispose of unwanted medicines, solutions to storing medications, and attendees can ask questions about opioids and pain medicines.  The public is welcome, and all ages are welcome.

Home delivered meals, both government sponsored and private pay, are available for the seniors too ill to leave their homes and come to the center.  The center is also looking for volunteers to lead a senior exercise class and for musicians or other entertainers to volunteer at the center.

More information is available by phone – 623-465-0367, email: or by checking out the New River Senior Center Facebook page.  The center is funded in part by Area Agency on Aging, Region one, Inc and is sponsored by the Kiwanis of New River.

Cave Creek Comedy Night

CAVE CREEK – Head on down to Harold’s on July 25 at 8 p.m. for Wild Bill’s Comedy Round Up Experience with Cave Creek’s own DJ Samar.  There will be other surprise, special guests and drink specials all night. Wild Bill always make the entire show lots of fun.

Call 480-488-1906 for reservations or visit

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

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

Kids get in free at D-backs weekend series July 18-21

PHOENIX — The D-backs will offer free tickets for kids 15 and under to the next weekend series on July 18-21 at Chase Field. Fans can receive up to two free kids tickets with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket for select sections in the ballpark, including Baseline Reserve, Bleachers, Bullpen Reserve, Club Reserve, Infield Reserve and Outfield Reserve. Free kids ticket(s) cannot be combined with any other offer.

Fans can also get hot dogs for just $1, courtesy of Chase, on Sunday, July 21 at Doubleheaders locations throughout the ballpark. The weekend series features a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers and includes the Saturday, July 20 game in which 20,000 fans will receive a Nick Ahmed on the Moon Bobblehead, courtesy of Raytheon, and Space Day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Fans can also enjoy a post-game fireworks show, courtesy of Gila River Hotels & Casinos, on Friday, July 19 and celebrate Baxter’s Birthday.

Adult tickets for the series start at just $15 and are available at the Chase Field Box Office, by calling 602.514.8400 or online at

MIM: Family memberships reduced to $119

PHOENIX — There’s always something new and exciting to experience at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). We’re thrilled to share that our Family Membership pricing is reduced to $119 starting July 1. In addition to supporting MIM’s vital mission, members can enjoy many exclusive benefits, including:

  • Free admission to the museum and family-friendly Signature Events for 2 as well as your accompanied children 19 years and under
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store and Café Allegro
  • A complimentary copy of MIM’s Highlights catalog—for a limited time

Stay cool with your family at MIM this summer while exploring the world’s music and cultures in the galleries; making some music of your own in the Experience Gallery; and attending engaging Signature Events that celebrate global artists, world cultures, and favorite genres.

For more information visit

Educator Appreciation Month at MIM

PHOENIX — Throughout July, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is thanking pre-K through 12th grade educators for their dedication to students in the community during Educator Appreciation Month. Educators will receive free general museum admission as well as a 10% discount at Café Allegro and on select items in the Museum Store. Share the news with your favorite teachers!

For more information visit

Come auditon for ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra

PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will be holding auditions for its Chorale and Orchestra at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027 on Tuesday, August 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The 2019-20 season marks PMAZ’s 17th performance year.

PMAZ ensembles perform a wide variety of repertoire from classical to popular, including major works and concert versions of musicals. Performances often include visual elements to enhance the concert experience. The multi-generational Chorale and Orchestra consists of volunteer community members, supplemented with professional musicians as needed.  Ensemble members are encouraged to audition for solo parts and roles.


All voices are welcome to audition. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A two-minute prepared song is required. Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation, and music reading ability. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.


Auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.

For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at For more information, go to

Don’t miss this art exhibit in the Holland Art Gallery

SCOTTSDALE – “A League of Their Own” – An Arizona Art Alliance Member League Fine Art Exhibit and Sale, taking place from now until July 25, 2019. This exhibition features the artists from 19 of our Member Leagues representing many of our Arizona Communities.  This show demonstrates the diversity of our many artists and show off the personalities of our Member Leagues.

Please call before you come to view the exhibit, just to make sure the room is free. 480-488-1090. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 N. 60th Street, in Scottsdale

Attention artists, Sage Market application available soon!

SCOTTSDALE – The application to be a participant in the 5th annual AZ Sage Art Market is coming online on August 1.  This fine art show, juried show, takes place at the Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th St., Scottsdale, and will include up to 38 artists.

The show will take place on the evening of January 31, and on Saturday, February 1,  during the day. It’s an indoor show, with plenty of energy. The application period closes on September 30 and is available online.  We hope you can join us!

For more information or for an application on August 1, visit

Don Bluth Youth Theatre presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’

SCOTTSDALE – On July 25, The Don Bluth Youth Theatre Summer Camp will culminate with the production of “Mary Poppins Jr.”  There will be a total of eight shows from July 25-August 3, which include daytime and evening shows. Tickets may be purchased at the box office for $20.00 each.

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre is located at 8670 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 103 in Scottsdale. For more information or tickets visit

Four Seasons Resort at Troon North offering refreshing summer offers

Scottsdale – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a cool retreat with special summer offers for spa, dining and resort stays. Enjoy an After Sun Soother or Summer Spa Siesta at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale.

The After Sun Soother at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is the perfect remedy for a long day in the Arizona sun. The 50-minute, head-to-toe treatment features the healing power of a cooling aloe vera and cucumber wrap. During the wrap, the feet receive special attention and the scalp receives a replenishing conditioning treatment.

Ideal for an afternoon getaway, the Spa Siesta treatment will begin with a cooling spritz of Neroli mist to cool and hydrate the skin. Then, the guest may select a gentle exfoliation for either their hands or their feet. Next, the therapist massages the entire body using a soothing organic citrus and chamomile shea butter. The 50-minute treatment ends with another hydrating and refreshing spritz of Neroli mist.

The After Sun Soother and Spa Siesta will be available through Sept. 30, 2019. Each treatment is $139 Monday through Thursday and $149 Friday through Sunday.

Celebrate Family with a VIK (Very Important Kid) Package Getaway. Whether using the Resort as a luxury basecamp for area explorations, or simply enjoying the pool, there is no better time to enjoy a staycation getaway with weekday rates beginning at $189 per night through Aug. 29.

Families also can select the Very Important Kids package, which includes:

  • $100 Resort credit for every two paid consecutive nights
  • Family-themed turndown amenity
  • One complimentary in-room family movie during stay
  • One voucher per child (up to two per room) to receive a tasty summer treat during stay

The Very Important Kids package is valid through Aug. 29, 2019 with rates beginning at $239 per night. In addition, families can enjoy the Resort’s complimentary daily Kids for All Seasons activity camp, kid-friendly menus, Dive-In movies and more.

For information or reservations, please call 480-513-5039 or visit  All rates are based on a per night, per room basis and are subject to availability.

Second Round of Bulk Trash Underway

PEORIA – The second round of bulk trash for 2019 begins on July 15. This service is for large items that will not fit into residential garbage containers. Such items include: stoves, refrigerators, washers, water heaters, microwaves, televisions, sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, patio furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, yard waste, and fencing and building materials.

The city will not pickup items like: motor oil, oil based paint, paint thinner, cleaners, batteries, prescription drugs, biological waste, tires, auto parts, roofing materials, glass doors, animal waste, rocks, bricks, concrete and tile.

Each zone of the city will have different collection days and collection begins at 6 a.m. on those scheduled days. Place your items on the curbside the day before collection begins.

For more information about the bulk trash program, call 623-773-7160 or email Find out when your neighborhood is scheduled for pickup by visiting

Cool off at the Peoria Pool

PEORIA – Preschoolers and their parents are invited to storytime at the pool next week. Come to Peoria Pool, located at 11200 N. 83rd Ave., on Friday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy children stories while relaxing in the pool. Open swim begins at 12 p.m. and Prickly Pete will be making a guest appearance as well.

For more information, call 623-773-7137 or visit

Get Your Medicare Questions Answered

PEORIA – Do you have questions about Medicare or other health and wellness benefits? Join the free Medicare Planning Solutions seminar on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Peoria Community Center to learn more. At this seminar, Medicare Planning Solutions will provide an overview of the services they offer, answer questions related to Medicare and other benefits, and set up appointments for those interested in receiving free application and planning assistance from the organization.

To register, contact or 623-773-7070.

Check out Art Treasures of the West Valley

PEORIA – Currently on view in the West Valley Art Museum Gallery (WVAM) is a special summer exhibit, Art Treasures of the West Valley. This eclectic variety of art from all over the world is on loan from the homes of West Valley civic leaders and private collectors for a limited time. Stop by and relax in the cool WVAM Art Gallery, located on the first floor of Peoria City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe Street, as you wander through a global collection of rare and fascinating two and three dimensional art treasures. This exhibit will be on view only until Sept. 19.

The WVAM Art Gallery is free and open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. For group tours or additional information, call 623-972-0635 or visit

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Comes to Peoria

PEORIA – Now through 28 “The Wizard of Oz” will be at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

For tickets, call 623-815-7930 or visit

Design Next Year’s Library Card

PEORIA – From now until August 1, put your drawing skills to the test and design the next library card. In 2020, the Peoria public libraries will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community. The theme for this contest will be the centennial and what 100 years of library service in Peoria means to residents. All entries will be entered to win a $100 gift card as well as the chance to have your work displayed on the newest library card. Winners will be chosen in September.

Entry forms and guidelines are available at