Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation “Grants the District”


The Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) is best known for its yearly showcasing of musical talent, Rock the District, which not only grows, presents and applauds our students’ musical talents, but raises much needed dollars for our classrooms. Last semester, CCUEF celebrated the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) teachers whose grants were funded […]

Thunderbird Artists Gallery Opens in Carefree


After 37 years of producing award-winning, juried fine art and wine festivals, Thunderbird Artists is expanding to open its first fine art gallery, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, in Carefree Thursday, Dec. 6. The new gallery, located at 99 Easy Street, Suite 235, will showcase and sell the works of renowned artists, including David Bennett, Guilloume, Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, Sandy […]

Carefree to Host Annual Veterans Day Honor


In commemoration of their service, the Town of Carefree is privileged to host its 10th annual Veterans Day Honor and Celebration Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3–5pm, in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage. This year’s celebration will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War […]

Explore Your Desert Home During ‘Discover Day’


Join Desert Foothills Land Trust to discover the wonder and beauty of our Sonoran Desert home with a day of outdoor experiences and hands-on education at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve. Desert Discover Day takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, 10am–2pm. Follow a discovery map for a personal adventure along the Harry Dalton Trail. Explore […]

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns for Fourth Year


Enjoy live carving demonstrations and magical Halloween festivities Halloween invades the Town of Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team for a fourth year. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, a free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrating the magic of the season, takes place Oct. 19–28, […]

Mix, Mingle & Savor Local Flavors


The outdoor, open-air setting of Stagecoach Village in historic Cave Creek will host more than 30 area restaurants, along with quality purveyors of craft beer, wine and spirits, to showcase the best that the town and the state has to offer. An annual celebration of local flavors, The Taste of Cave Creek returns Oct. 17–18. […]

Student Artists Sought For Hidden in the Hills


Information sessions begin Sept. 15 The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League is issuing a “Call for Student Artists” for the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour (HITH) taking place the last two weekends of November. Student artists in grades 6 through 12 from the Phoenix metropolitan area are encouraged to showcase and sell […]

Explore Wide-Open Spaces…


Just outside of your front door By Kathryn M. Miller ~ In the Valley, we are blessed to be surrounded by wild desert spaces, and many of those spaces have been preserved for future generations. Whether simply protecting land from future development or developing it into parks and preserve spaces that include trails and educational […]

Hidden in the Hills Announces 2018 Dates — Cover Artist


They’re nestled in the hills of the North Valley, some off the beaten path, but many of them have received national acclaim for their original works of art. And, lucky for art collectors and those seeking original holiday gifts, 42 of them will open their art studios during the last two weekends of November and […]

Explore Summer Fun For All With ECS


Arts, sports, STEM and more Since 1974, Cave Creek Unified School District Education & Community Services (ECS) has offered inspiring, creative, engaging and educational workshops and classes in a wide variety of programs for all ages — and the legacy continues this summer. In the performing arts, explore theater and dance choices for elementary students […]