Disney’s Aladdin ‘Jr’ Opens this week in Fountain Hills


Fountain Hills Youth Theater;  September 25 –October 11;  Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

Aladdin Jr LogoAladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. With a tuneful Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” will send audiences soaring.

Experiencing a favorite Disney classic as live theater opens a whole new world of music and wonder for your young companions.  The long-running Broadway version of this Disney animated classic sell for  $80-145.  In fountain Hills, your youngster and the ‘kid’ in you can sit stage-side with the whole family for the cost of a single Broadway seat (and that would be in the back balcony!).  Share a Broadway quality performance with little ones you love.

Click here for easy ticket selection and purchase:  http://click4tix.com/fht/showdates.php?s_id=420

Fountain Hills Youth Theater is a year-round learning environment for theater-loving youngsters.  The summer classes for tots thru teens 3-18 years, cover all theater aspects from dancing, singing, and performing to the full range of costuming, stagecraft and for some, an opportunity to compose, script and arrange performances.  Fall and spring classes have now been added, and scholarship opportunities are available. http://www.fhtaz.org/youth-education/

11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268;  (480) 837-9661

October 24th is Make a Difference Day in Fountain Hills

Here’s Your Chance to Make a Difference!

Fountain Hills is a community of

Volunteers and Recipients Alike Gain from Make a Difference Day

Volunteers and Recipients Alike Gain from Make a Difference Day

volunteers, and never more so than on our 7th Annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, October 24th.  It is a morning where all residents are invited to help the most vulnerable in our community by providing work service for four hours at designated projects.   We are seeking assistance from residents to come out and show our neighbors that “Fountain Hills is the small town with a big heart!”

Work projects include raking and cleaning up landscaping debris, building wheelchair ramps for  homebound residents, small minor repairs, planting groundcover, painting, tile cleaning, repairing leaks, deep cleaning in kitchens, and more. Volunteers range from Cub and Daisy Scouts to Seniors who are able to provide their services. All interested individuals are encouraged to participate and register.

Those who would like to volunteer for “Make a Difference Day” can do so at the town website, www.fh.az.gov/madd  – registration online is very simple.  Registration forms can also be found at the Community Center and Town Hall kiosks. This is a great opportunity to strengthen ties in our community as well as address existing needs. We all can ‘Make a Difference’! For more information, call Heather Ware, Town Volunteer Coordinator, 480-816-5108

South Pacific Closes this Weekend at Fountain Hills’ Theater

Cabo SunriseDon’t Miss This Great Production!

South Pacific, Rogers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical concludes a fabulous run this weekend. But—there are still a few choice seats left for “One Enchanted Evening” on either Friday, September 18, or Saturday, September 19th.

And really, folks, there’s not a bad seat in the house in Fountain Hills Community Theater Mainstage auditorium.  The intimate size of the venue places the audience in the midst of the story, surrounded by quality sound that makes our award-winning musical productions a memorable delight.

Tickets are a click away:  http://click4tix.com/fht/showdates.php?s_id=415

You can view and select your seat and purchase your tickets in minutes.  They will be available at Will Call, or you can call the office and purchase tickets via phone.  480-837-9661.

Curtain Call Cuisine

And while you are on the Theater website, check out a wonderful opportunity for support called “Curtain Call Cuisine.”   Discover some of our community’s delightful culinary talents!  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support our productions, outreach program and workshops.

Take a look at the “menu” of fabulous dining experiences, ranging from posh fine dining, ethnic specialties, game nights, to pool-side casual or high tea with the ladies.  Make a selection and reservations by October 11, as these dinners sell out fast. You can even buy out a whole party if you want to make the grand gesture.  Peruse the entire catalogue of dinners, http://www.fhtaz.org/curtain-call-cuisine/   or call 480-837-9661 for more information.

Sonoran Lifestyle’s Fall, 2015 “Save the Date” Community Highlights

Fountain Hills Activities for All Ages…

September 25, 2016

Howl at the Moon Desert Belle Moonlight Cruise;  Sponsored by Fountain Hills Theater…live music, dancing, good food and cash bar.  5:30-8 pm

Fountain Hills, Arizona, Oktoberfest

Get Ready for Oktoberfest at Fountain Park, Sept 25, 26th 2015

September 25-26, 2015:

Prost!  Oktoberfest Celebrations at Fountain Park, 5-10 pm.   http://www.oktoberfestfountainhills.com/

October 1-15, 2015

Curtain Call Cuisine Fundraiser;  One of Fountain Hills’ Theater’s exciting FUNdraiser Events, bid on the opportunity to visit some of Fountain Hills’ most memorable homes, enjoy great food, interesting company and meet new friends!  Bidding occurs at the Fountain Hills’ Theater during business hours or performances.  http://www.fhtaz.org/curtain-call-cuisine/

Yes, that's a pink tutu on Fountain Hills Former Mayor Jay Schlum!

Yes, that’s a pink tutu on Fountain Hills Former Mayor Jay Schlum!

October 2, 2015

Tutu Preview to Ballet Under the Stars;  Pre-Ballet Drinks, Snacks, Live Music by The Art of Music and Good Friends;  We’ll have information about new downtown developments and more, plus cool bottles of water to take to the ballet.  Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate…16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains – 480.816. 5557


Baller Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Park, Friday Oct. 2nd

Baller Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Park, Friday Oct. 2nd

Ballet Under the Stars;  Fountain Park Performance Pavilion – 7:00 p.m.  Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the best of Ballet Arizona. http://balletaz.org/

Fountain Hills Falcons Homecoming Game – 7 p.m.;;  Vs. Casa Grande Union High School;  16100 Palisades Blvd, FH 85268


October 2-11, Fri, Sat and Sun

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.;  Fountain Hills Youth Theater;  http://www.fhtaz.org/disneys-aladdin-jr/


October 16-November 1; Thursday thru Sundays

Any Number Can Die;  Fountain Hills Community Theater.  http://www.fhtaz.org/any-number-can-die/

Learn about Fountain Hills' fantastic public art collection during Docent Led Art Walks

Learn about Fountain Hills’ fantastic public art collection during Docent Led Art Walks


October 10

Art Walk Docent Tour – 9-10:30;   Centennial Circle in front of Library/Museum; Art Walk 


October 15

Arizona-Land of Anomalies and Tamales 2-3 p.m.;  Senior Center / Community Center Ballroom #1;  http://www.fh.az.gov/documentcenter/view/1502


October 17

Fountain Hills author Anne A. Wilson;  A reading from her new novel, “Hover.”  Fountain Hills Public Library Conference Room 10-11 a.m;  12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268  http://mcldaz.org/custom/branches/fountainhills.aspx


October 24

Make a Difference Day    7:30 am- 12:30 p.m.;  Everyone is invited to pitch in to make a better community;  Register to volunteer at:  http://www.fh.az.gov/madd


Flamenco Guitarist Chris Jacome;  Fountain Hills Library Lounge   2-3 p.m. (Free to Public);  12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  http://mcldaz.org/custom/branches/fountainhills.aspx

Fresh Produce rules the day at Fountain Hills Farmer's Market

Fresh Produce rules the day at Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market

October 29

Season Opening of Farmer’s Market /Art on the Avenue;  Thursdays, October through April    11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Avenue of the Fountains.  http://fhfarmersmarket.com/


Featured Artist Reception; Fountain Hills Artist’s Gallery;  Special Exhibition, Wine and Snacks, Raffle by Featured Artists 5-7 p.m.  16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains  480.836.9919

Docent –Led Art Walk – Special Session;  Fountain Park, 2:30-4 p.m. (free); Art Walk


Visit Sonoran Lifestyle's

Visit Sonoran Lifestyle’s “Spider Village” Haunted House during Halloween in the HIlls!

October 31

Halloween in the Hills   5-8 p.m.;  40+ Merchants and Service Groups stage best “Trick or Treat” in AZ  http://www.halloweeninthehills.com/  .  Avenue of the Fountains  –  Free to the Public

Spider Village Haunted House at Halloween in the Hills;  Dare to enter the Spider’s Lair…or just visit with the adorable Charlotte of Children’s Lore.  Spooky or Tame…there’s something for all ages, even the adults!  Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Courtyard;  16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains – 480.816. 5557

2015 Homecoming Parade is “California Dreamin’ in Fountain Hills

Homecoming Parade, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Fountain Hills Homecoming Parade is Wednesday, September 24th. Stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate to watch the action!

Fountain Hills Homecoming Parade is Wednesday, September 30th. Stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for beverages, snacks & a front row seat!!

No other Town has “Community Spirit” quite like Fountain Hills, and the Falcon’s annual Homecoming parade celebrates that spirit in grand style!  Hundreds of Falcon fans don their Royal Blue shirts and line the Avenue of the Fountains to celebrate our town’s talented Fall Sports Teams.  Our award winning band, accompanied by this year’s Cheer and Flag troops are as good as you will find anywhere, and will undoubtedly underscore this year’s theme ‘California Dreamin.’  Each float is more unique than the last, representing hundreds of hours of volunteer time by our student clubs, sponsors and volunteers.

Little ones rocket out of the crowd to gather the candy thrown from the floats and marching groups, then scramble back to the curb to get ready for the next delight in line.  Scout troops, firemen, street performers, and of course, our local heroes of the hour—the 2015 Falcon Varsity Football squad—the toast of the pep rally to follow.

falconThen, for a real jolt of community pride, come cheer on the team at the annual Homecoming Game on Friday, October 2nd against Casa Grande.  For more Fall Sports schedules, go to Falcon Calendar.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is the center of Homecoming activities on the Avenue of the Fountain, with beverages and snacks served from 5:00 pm.   Invite your neighbors to dig out their royal blue ‘T’ shirt, join us for the best curb-side view on the Avenue, and pick up Sonoran’s updated 2015 Real Estate Market Report. In light of the changes in the market this year, Fall is an excellent time to make an appointment with your Realty advisor at Sonoran to review the Real Estate portion of your portfolio before year-end.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains

Wednesday, September 30—5:00 p.m.

Sonoran Lifestyle “Tutu Preview” before Ballet Under the Stars

You are Cordially Invited…

Yes, that's a pink tutu on Fountain Hills Former Mayor Jay Schlum!

Yes, that’s a pink tutu on Fountain Hills Former Mayor Jay Schlum!!

What could be more fun than seeing Fountain Hills’ Former Mayor, Jay Schlum in a tutu, you ask?  Not much!

Come to the Tutu Preview on Friday, October 2nd, at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate and join us as we toast the Fall entertainment season.  Who knows…maybe, just maybe, you’ll get a glimpse of a Grand Battement or a perfectly executed Plie  (not likely, but it will be entertaining, regardless!)  Our Annual Tutu Preview offers an assortment of wine and hors d’oeuvres plus a great opportunity to catch up with friends after the long summer and make plans for the exciting season ahead.

This year, we are hosting live music by The Art of Music, one of Fountain Hills favorite entertainment groups featuring Leslie and Ukiah Odum.  Their eclectic repertoire ranges from renaissance and classical to jazz, and always makes a gathering just bit more special.

Then, at 7:00, plan to head down to Ballet Under the Stars, a free presentation in Fountain Park by Ballet Arizona.  We’ll have cool water packs to take along, but suggest you bring a blanket or chairs to really enjoy the evening.

During “Tutu Preview” you’ll also have the opportunity to see the awesome plans for Park Place, the new downtown development featuring both residential and retail development.  Park Place is now underway with the Morning Star Senior Living Campus slated to open in late 2016.  And, if our awesome, local theater is of interest to you, we’ll have the Fountain Hills Theater folks available to sell tickets to the upcoming season.

So, call a friend you haven’t seen in a while and bring them along for a delightful prelude to one of Fountain Hills’ most memorable cultural events.

Tutu Preview Wine Reception, prior to Ballet Under the Stars

Friday, October 2, 5-6:30 pm

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 16824 E Avenue of the Fountains

***In case you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, applications for season ticket sales to the Fountain Hills Community Theater…South Pacific is selling out fast!

Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Park, Oct 2nd

Mark Your Calendars!  Friday Evening, October 2nd!

Baller Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Park, Friday Oct. 2nd

Ballet Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Park, Friday Oct. 2nd

Fountain Hills is famous for making the Arts accessible to a wide audience. Hosting the annual Ballet Under the Stars performance is the perfect cultural experience to link the generations in our community together in celebration of classic and contemporary dance.  Attendance is free to the public, thanks to sponsors who underwrite the cost of equipment, cast and crew.

On Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m., Ballet Arizona brings its outstanding troupe to Fountain Park to celebrate the enjoyment of the dance experience…the lights, costumes, classic choreography seem to float on a moon-lit stage against the backdrop of the shimmering lake. Little boys leap and pint-sized ballerinas whirl across the grass in their tutu’s as friends and family gather on their blankets and chairs in Fountain Park.

This up close and personal performance—children can be just a few feet from the dancers—introduces many to the Ballet for the first time. The audience and staging for this annual tradition has grown every year, so grab your chair or blanket and plan to come early and help launch the opening of Fountain Hills Fall 2015 entertainment season.  WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO! 

Be Sure to Sign Up for Fountain Hills Fall Activities

Lots to do for all ages!

Youth Sports

Youth sports teams available through Fountain Hills Parks and Rec Dept. Sign up now!

The Town of Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation programs go into high gear as summer comes to a close.  Classes, sports, arts and crafts for all ages range from Yoga to softball, foreign language, music and motion and a variety of art classes are available.

The Activity Center has hundreds of hours of programming per month for adults.

Activity Center
13001 N La Montana Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Phone: 480-816-5226
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Majong Offered at Fountain HiIls Activity Center

Majong Offered at Fountain HiIls Activity Center

Parks and Recreation Classes and Activities are designed to reach residents of all ages.  Co-ed Slow pitch softball joins golf, tennis pickleball, yoga and tai chi along with a full complement of youth sports. Painting and drawing, foreign language, photography…classes for many levels of interesting learning opportunities.

The complete catalogue of classes and activities as well as on-line registration is available at:

Fountain Hills Activities Catalog


Wounded Warrior Art Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery–THIS WEEK!

Help the Wounded Warrior Foundation

September 1-5, 2015—Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery

A few items donated for the Wounded Warrior Art Auction Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

A few items donated for the Wounded Warrior Art Auction Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

Twenty-one of the members of the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery have donated their art work to a silent auction (more than $4,000 in value) to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation—and you can help too!

Stop in the Gallery between 10-5 p.m., Tuesday September 1, 2015 thru Saturday, September 5th.  In typical silent auction fashion, you can place a bid on anything from a hand-painted silk scarf to a custom-embellished bicycle helmet to jewelry, paintings, photographs, ceramics—in short, a wide assortment of the treasures found in the Gallery, graciously donated by the following artists:

Julia Patterson, Ruth Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Don Burrows, Reiko Watanabe, Dana Wildman, John H. Morris, Judi Yates, Chris Demma, Margarete Ripps, Jenny Willigrod, Arlon Sieve, Jon Jeffery, Kitty Hester, April Bower, Lynn Ballinger, Fran Saperstein, Michael D. Isenberg, Jane Nassano, Vickie Morrow, Terry Alexander

You may want to pop back in from time to time to see if your bid is still on top, and thank the artists who graciously gave to this wonderful foundation.  Please join the artists and fans of the Gallery for the reception announcing the winners.

Silent Auction:  10 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Saturday;

Winners will be announced at a Reception Saturday, September 5, 5-7 p.m.  (Need not be present to win)

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery;   16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains      Call them at 480 836-9919 or check the website at www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com


Mid-Year 2015 Market Report for Fountain Hills: Market Balance Prevails!


Get the full page report at      .  Or, if you'd like more information and some of the data that makes up this report, contact your Sonoran Lifestyle Associate!

Get the full page report. Or, if you’d like more information and some of the data that makes up this report, contact your Sonoran Lifestyle Associate!

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is pleased to present the Mid-Year, 2015 analysis of our local, Fountain Hills, Arizona real estate market.  As a sales team committed to our community, we always look forward to an opportunity to better understand the dynamics of this very vibrant real estate economy.  We are proud of our hometown community with its world-class atmosphere and are grateful for the opportunity to help you understand it better.

As we pass the half-way mark on 2015, the Fountain Hills real estate market reflects the cautious growth that pervades the rest of the country, with a 10% increase in the number of sales during the mid-year 2015, compared to mid-year 2014.  There were a total 468 combined sales of Homes, Condos and Homesites, with $177,621,891 in volume during the first half of 2015.

Average Prices of Single Family & Patio Homes at $507,644 saw only modest appreciation of 1% (June 30, year-over-year), while Condos and Townhomes actually saw a 5% reduction in average price to $193,483.  Yet, sales of condominiums increased drastically by 22% with 150 units sold and $29 million in sales, a pace only seen one other time since 2008.  Coupled with a reduction of 12% fewer single family homes & patio homes sold under $400,000, and there are strong indications that price growth may likely follow for the lower price range of inventory.

To get the “Full Scoop” go to Mid 2015 Market Report.  If you’re a real numbers geek, contact your Sonoran Lifestyle Associate to get the backup for this report or better yet, get a customized report for your particular needs!