August Activities Move Inside Where It’s Cool!


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“How glorious a greeting the Sun gives the Mountains. – John Muir.

August in Arizona is known for its chaotic weather, including our famous dust-laden “Haboob” storms that roll across the Valley. But every morning and evening of the monsoon Fountain Hills is blessed with indescribably spectacular skies.


When we are fortunate enough to have an afternoon shower, our evenings cool down a bit, and Fall seems closer than three months away. Fountain Hills kids start school August 8, so we’ll want to be sure to watch them, just in case they forget they are sharing the road with us!

And please remember to patronize our area businesses in August—shopping local helps keep the variety and convenience of our unique retail and dining options prosperous and successful. Your friends at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invite you to check in to our Blog each month for information on many interesting activities going on in and around the Fountain Hills area.



Fountain Hills Library Hosts “Code Club for Kids”

#2 teens on laptopHave you ever wanted to make your own “App for That?”  Come to the Fountain Hills library to learn the basics on how get started making apps, games, and websites. No computer or coding experience needed. Absolute beginners are most welcome! Space is limited, registration is required by July 31, 2016.

Club for age group 14-19 will meet on August 1,8,15,22, 2016; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Club for age group 8-13 will meet on August 3,10, 17, 24, 31, 2016; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Contact: Christy Valentine
Contact Number: 602-652-3250

Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 


August 3, 2016

Come to The Last ‘Wacky Wet Wednesday’ of the Summer!

#6 kids in sprinklerThe Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department and the Fountain Hills Fire Department invites kids of all ages to have some FREE fun in the sun at Four Peaks Park. Come on over and have a good time splashing around in the sprinklers and being sprayed by our very own Fountain Hills Fire Department. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon when it’s too hot to do anything else. These events are totally FREE, so come on out!

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Four Peaks Park, 4597 N Del Cambre Ave, Fountain HillsAZ 85268


August 3, 2016

Community Center Classes for August

Windows 10 Tips (course #2211)

New operating systems on the computer are always a bit mysterious until we unlock their secrets. Explore some of the features of this new operating system with other “newbies.” The class will look at some of the hidden features and ways to personalize your experience with the new system.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fountain Hills Community Center; 13000 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


August 4, 2016

“The Fort” Hosts Free Live Music Throughout the Summer

#7 ft-mogollon-band-shows-The air- conditioned Lucky 7 Saloon at Fort McDowell Casino features free indoor live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Musical Styles range from Country Cover to Jazz, and a sprinkling of a little of everything in between.  August features two very favorite local Country bands, Mogollon and the Davey Arnold Band, (fresh off of the Country Thunder Tour). Check for specific acts and featured artists at

8/4, The Elevens; 9-11 p.m.

8/5 and 8/27, Furious George; 9-11 p.m.

8/7, 8/14, 8/14, 8/21 Mogollon, 4-8 p.m.; 8/18 Mogollon, 6-10 p.m.; 8/26 Mogollon, 9-1 am

8/14, Club Country, 4-8 p.m.; Club Country 8/20 9:30-1:30a.m.

8/13, Nine Ball 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

8/25, Shahabad’s, 6 p.m.

8/28, Davey Arnold Band, 4-8 p.m.


August 5,12,19,26 2016

McDowell Mountain Park Friday Fitness Hikes

Keep fit and enjoy the amazing views as your group of hearty hikers salute the sunrise.  These hikes are intended for experienced hikers, as they are in challenging terrain and range between 5-10 miles.  Each hike departs from a different trail head, so consult the events page for McDowell Mountain Regional Park, or call for more detailed information.

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Phone: (480) 471-0173

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. MMRP, AZ 85268


August 6, 2016

Free Family Movie at the Library

#8 _PeanutsThe whole gang is back in this heartwarming story of a young man determined to impress the red haired girl, or love of his life. The film (rated G) will have you rooting for the underdog. Enjoy free popcorn and juice or water! Bring a blanket and pillow to get comfy on the floor (chairs provided for grown-ups). For the title of the movie, contact us at 602-652-3000. Adult supervision is required at all times. For families.

Movie will be shown in the Library conference and snacks will be provided.  All kids must bring their favorite adult.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FH Library; 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


August 6, 2016

Arachnid Adventures in McDowell Mountain Park

#9 arachnid adventuresCome out and see the creepy crawlers of the night!  Join the rangers as we set off on a short, slow walk into the Sonoran Desert at night to look for scorpions and spiders! Be sure to bring a flashlight, and a black light if you have one. Meet the Ranger at the Trailhead Staging Area.

8-9:00 p.m.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. MMRP, AZ 85268


August 8, 2016

Fountain Hills Adult Mystery Discussion Club

#10 Mystery-273iz92Do you enjoy reading “who-done-its” whether they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Want
to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the
Mystery Reading Group. The group will be discussing The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley. This brilliantly wicked first novel is a Debut Dagger Award winner with historical charm and unpredictable twists and turns. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00p.m. Library Conference room

FH Library; 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


August 12, 2016

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery Summer Art Class Series

Create a “Fountain at Twilight” with Gloria M. Sanchez.  Join us for a fun evening of painting & wine! Follow Gloria as she guides you to paint a 12″ x 16” image of our beautiful Fountain and with a silhouette of Red Mountain behind it. Gloria adds Swarovski Crystals to all her art, so everyone will get some to add a little sparkle to your painting! Register today.

$30.00 all supplies included, plus a glass of wine! Class is limited to 6 participants.

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery,16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 480.836.9919


August 13, 2016

Arizona Young Actor’s Cabaret

#11 AYAA Logo forCome and enjoy the Arizona Young Actors’ Alliance Cabaret featuring young actors and actresses from around the valley performing musical selections from popular musicals! The show will feature Andrey Lull, Anson Romney, Benny Cowans, Bryce Dilullo, Carter Palumbo, Darian Lorrain, Ethan Shanker, Haylee Klein, Jasmine Bassham, Joey J Grado, Mackenna Goodrich, Nathan Sheppard, Nicholas Hambruch, Sam Primack, Sarah Davidson, Sarah Pansing, Spencer Claus, Summer Beckman, and Vincent Pugliese!
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Act Out! outreach program. Learn more about Arizona Young Actors’ Alliance at

8:00 p.m.; tickets are $8.00 online and $12.00 at the door

Tickets are available on-line or by calling the Theater, 480-837-9661 ext. # 3

Fountain Hills Community Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



August 13, 2016

Annual River of Time Spaghetti Dinner & Spectacular Auction – Tickets Available!

#12 Mini FountainHow about winning Free Pizza for a year from Little Caesars? Or a week in Mexico at one of the luxurious Vidanta Resorts? (The Mayan Palace in Rocky Point is one of their properties, as it the gigantic Grand Mayan in Cancun). Maybe an interior design refresher from Barbara Kaplan of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate—while munching $50 of chocolates from Chocofin?

You’re going to find things you didn’t even know you needed at the most amazing summer fundraiser of the season!

The River of Time Museum’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner is one of Fountain Hills most enjoyable Fundraising events. But this year, the Dinner committee has really “kicked it up a notch!”   Tommy Holloway will entertain us while people are selecting items from the silent auction and during dinner!  More than 50 local businesses have donated goods and services, and a complete table for 8 is only $100!

Advance tickets are $15 for one person or $25 for two and can be purchased at Gridley’s, Sami’s, Kay Kinder’s Fountain Fashions, the FH Times or at the River of Time Museum between 10:00 to 2:00, Tuesday through Saturday.  Cost is $20 per person the night of the event.

There is still time to donate.  You may drop off at the Museum or call Debbie Skehen at 480-816-4186 to make other arrangements.

5:30 No host Cocktails and auction; dinner (Donated by Phil’s Filling Station) at 7:00.

Fountain Hills Community Center; 13000 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


August 13, 2016


Summerland Tour 2016 at Fort McDowell Casino

Named one of the Ten best summer Package Tours by Rolling Stone!

#13 -summerland-tour-The 2016 edition features Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge.

Sugar Ray was one of the quintessential rock bands of the 90’s. Musical styles – from dancehall to disco, punk to pure pop – are mixed and matched, resulting in a celebratory, swaggering collection that is distinctively and delightfully Sugar Ray.

Everclear is heavier, darker and more aggressive than ever. And frontman Art Alexakis has never been happier. As familiar as the sound of a jet engine and as visceral as a ride on a speeding motorcycle.

Lit, best known for their hit song “My Own Worst Enemy”, is prepared to both re-excite their longtime fans and win over new ones. Lit incorporates elements of punk, pop, grunge, heavy metal, and alternative.

Sponge is one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters, gaining international notoriety with their debut album “Rotting Piñata”. With hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles),” Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and MTV. Tickets Starting at $35 | Buy Tickets > 

Doors Open 6PM, Show Starts 7PM | This Is an Outdoor Event.


August 16, and 21, 2016

 14 Thread paintingFountain Hills Artists Gallery Summer Art Class Series

Thread Painting-Rita Chester

 Come play with fiber artist Rita Chester & create your own Cactus “Thread Painting”. You will be using threads in an assortment of colors as well as various beads to complete your painting.  And no sewing is involved! After you complete your painting, Rita will frame it and it will be ready to hang when you get home! No Experience Necessary; Class is limited to 6; $55.00 all supplies included.

Tuesday, August 16, 12-4 p.m.

Sunday, August 21, 1-5 p.m.

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery,16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 480.836.9919



August 17, 2016

Community Center Computer Skills Classes

There’s an App for That!  Unleash the power of your I-devices. There are millions of apps available including games, entertainment, weather, and news programs, so we will share some of our favorite picks with you.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fountain Hills Community Center; 13000 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


August 18, 2016

#15 moonlight hikesMcDowell in the Moonlight —Adults Only

Join the Ranger for a guided hike as the sun sets and the full moon rises. There is a beautiful time to experience the desert. Plan for up to a 4-mile hike. Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area.

7-9:00 p.m., McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., MMRP, AZ 85268

Phone: (480) 471-0173


August 19-28, 2016

#16 30yearsTheShowwt-300x263Fountain Hills Theater Retrospective

30 Years: The Show!

Fountain Hills Theater celebrates 30 Spectacular seasons with a special summer cabaret.

Take a nostalgic romp back through the dozens of shows you’ve loved over the years. Thirty of our finest performers will present a musical revue of three decades of award-winning shows. Enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm; Tickets are available on-line or by calling the Theater, 480-837-9661 ext. # 3

Fountain Hills Community Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

August 24, 2016

Community Center Classes for August

Where did my file disappear to?  (Class #2213W)

Have you ever had difficulty finding a file or photo that you know you saved on your computer? Learn how (where) to save, copy, move, delete and find your files.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00; F H Community Center; 13000 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


→Please Note:  Many activities change between the time our information is gathered and the actual events.  Please consult the websites or better yet, call to confirm information about any events listed herein.

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