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 […]

Gear Up for the Forty-Eighth Annual Scottsdale Auction


Rare and authentic domestic vehicles, authentic automobilia collectibles, one-of-a-kind supercars, some of the world’s most coveted ’60s to ’70s era custom vehicles… Barrett-Jackson will usher in a new year of high-octane auction action during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12–20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As in decades past, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions will […]

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 […]

Prepare to be Dazzled!


Celebrate the Season in Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale’s annual month-long holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle, kicked off in late November with a holiday tree lighting, and continues through Dec. 22 with multiple signature events. The inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town Saturday, Dec. 1, noon– 4pm, is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique […]

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 […]

Igniting Change Through Engagement, Collaboration


Wildfire takes on poverty To better reflect a commitment to end poverty before it starts, the Arizona Community Action Association has changed its name to Wildfire: Igniting Community Action to End Poverty in Arizona. “What’s in a name? Everything. It reflects what we do, our vision and our mission,” said executive director Cynthia Zwick. “Wildfire better represents […]

Spooktacular Balloon Fest to Scare Up Thrilling Family Fun


Dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music, 4,000 pounds of candy and more — the eighth annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites families to celebrate Halloween early Oct. 26–27. Children of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone, plus, dare to stroll […]

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. […]