Fall in the Sonoran Desert! Plenty of Celebration in Fountain Hills!

 

1-october-opening-quoteNorthern or southern hemisphere, October is a grand month to enjoy outdoor living.  In the Desert Southwest, the light becomes softer, and the cooler breezes draw you outside to walk, hike, or just sit in the shade and enjoy a good book.

 

And speaking of books, the Library’s activities form the “Bookends” of a month chock-full of fun! “Banned Book Week” on one end of the month—Friends of the Library’s huge 2-day Book Sale on the other. 

 

Enjoy theater, star-gazing, hiking, biking, Art on the Avenue, Farmer’s Market, music and marathons—and especially Sonoran Lifestyle’s Spooky “Spider Village” during Fountain Hills “Halloween in the Hills” Extravaganza.

 

Check out Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate’s monthly “Save the Date” listings, and as always, use the links below for the websites listed, or call to confirm details—sometimes things change last minute between the original listing of an event and when it actually takes place.

 

OCTOBER 1, 2016

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BANNED BOOK WEEK at the Fountain Hills Library

Banned Book Week is upon us, so come to the library stand up for your right to read!

Drop by during the week, check out our “Banned Book Week” displays, and find a frequently challenged book to take home!

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

OCTOBER 1-31, 2016:  Town Sponsored Classes Gear Up in the Fall

3-adult-classesThe Town of Fountain Hills offers hundreds of classes throughout the year, and October marks the beginning of many of the regular sports, education, exercise and support group activities. But is it also the time many new classes launch for the entire winter season.  Lots of new classes this year are offered through partnerships with area “Pros” in Dance, Golf, Tennis, Archery, Fitness and Cycling, to name a few. Some of the newer offerings for Adults include:

  • Wine tasting and Education
  • Beginner to Tournament-training level Tennis
  • Beginner and Advanced Archery
  • MELT Exercise for pain reduction
  • American Sign Language
  • Tap Dance Lessons

A few of the new offerings for kids:

  • French Language Immersion Camp
  • Junior Chef Cooking Classes
  • Tennis for Beginners and Intermediates
  • Archery Fundamentals
  • Think Outside the Box Engineering
  • Cheer Dance
  • Hip Hop Dance

 

In addition to the classes offered by Parks and Recreation, the Community Activity Center offers a wide range of continuing education, peer support and respite groups, and recreational activities like Bingo, Yoga and Bridge.

A complete listing and enrollment information, including fees, if any, can be found on the Town website, www.fh.az.gov.

 

 

October 1-23, 2016:  Charlotte’s Web—Help From Above!

4-charlottes-webCharlotte’s Web is the musical version of the classic story by E. B. White. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” This is a beautiful play about friendship.

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 http://www.fhtaz.org/

 

OCTOBER 1-23, 2016:  Curtain Call Cuisine to Benefit the Fountain Hills Theater

 

 

5-curtain-call-cuisineThe Fountain Hills Theater’s fall fundraiser is one of the best reasons to live in Fountain Hills. Local amateur chefs open their homes and display their talents to prepare special culinary delights for you and your chosen friends and family.

 

Please note:  These venues are in high demand, and sell out early, so do not delay! Check out all the options from dinners like “Mignon and Moonlight” to “Howl at the Moon Pizza Party.” The reservation and purchase time will expire shortly. Each activity is priced individually, with options to buy the entire event out or to book individually.

For the complete listing of opportunities and to make and pay for your adventure, call or visit the Theater website at 480-837-9661 ex. 3.

Fountain Hills Community Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 http://www.fhtaz.org/

 

OCTOBER 2 AND 16, 2016:  Mountain Bike Fun Group Rides

Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area. All skill levels are welcome. Many of McDowell’s trails are beginner friendly, and no rider will be left behind. Distances and trails will vary each ride depending on the group. Join other like-minded folks to hit the trails in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Ride will be led by a park volunteer(s). Riders must wear a helmet and BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike). Wheels down at 7:00am, so please arrive early for any prep time you may need. Contact amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov with any questions.

7-8 a.m., McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., MMRP, AZ 85268

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016:  “School of Rock” in Fountain Hills

23-oct-school-of-rockA Teen experience unique to Fountain Hills—Scott Hallock’s Music Class for motivated Teens who play guitar, piano, bass, percussion, ukulele, mandolin, flute, sax, cello, or have vocal talent.

If you are an intermediate musician, join our band under the direction of Scott Hallock. During this seven week band camp, Scott will teach rhythm, timing, pitch and stage presence. Participants are required to practice at home to be prepared for the class each week. At the end of the eight- week session our band will present a concert for family and friends.

For teens 12-18; Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

4-5:30 p.m. Library Conference Room, 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

 

October 3, 2016:  Youth Tennis Program with Cliff Drysdale Tennis Pros

 

6-oct-kids-tennisThe Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department is proud to partner with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to feature top quality tennis lessons and exceptional service.

The classes will Introduce tennis-related techniques, movement, and the concept

of rallying. Instructors will use tennis related games designed to help learn the concepts of tennis in a fun and enjoyable style.

COURSE DAY DATE TIME AGE FEE

2369 M 10/3 – 12/5* 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 4 – 6 yrs. $104

2371 W 10/5 – 12/7** 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 4 – 6 yrs. $104

2373 F 10/7 – 12/9*** 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 4 – 6 yrs. $104

 

OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2016:   Teen “Redesign a Book Jacket “Contest

In honor of Teen Read Week, taking place from October 9th through October 15th, join in on our teen “Redesign a Book Jacket” competition! Competitors will have until October 15th to submit their revamped book jackets. Voting for the best jacket will open October 16th and run through the end of the month, and the winning entry will win a $10 gift card to Harkins Theater. Additionally, all participants will have their book jacket put on display in the library to showcase their artistic ability to the town.

Contest prize funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

 

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 5, 2016:  Grand Canyon Readers Award Kick Off

Calling kids from 8-11 years old…Learn about the Grand Canyon Readers Award and discover this year’s ten nominees in the Intermediate (chapter book) category. Pick up your reading game card, select your first book, make a 3-D gecko, and enjoy some prickly pear jelly on crackers.

Children across the state of Arizona have nominated 10 books in 5 categories (Picture books, Nonfiction, Intermediate, Tween, & Teen) that they believe are the best books recently published. Kids are encouraged to read the nominated books and vote for their favorite to be awarded a Grand Canyon Reader.

2-3 p.m. Watch calendar for upcoming Grand Canyon Readers Awards Events.  12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

 OCTOBER 6 and 20, 2016:  Wine Tasting and Education Class

7-oct-wine-tasting-classIn this new and exciting class, participants will learn about wine from a local wine expert. In this class, students will learn about topics such as sugar, tannins, fruit, and acid and how they relate to differing types of wine. Each topic will involve two tastes of wine with a grand total of eight wine tastings per class. This is a great opportunity to taste delicious wine and learn about what makes wine some great or not, depending on your taste buds.

Prior registration is required.  Go to: http://www.fh.az.gov/269/Special-Interest-Programs,

to register and pay your fees.  Wine Tasting Classes are offered at Grapeables Wine Bar next to Fountain Park; 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

www.grapeableswinebar.com

Class # 2469 Th 10/6 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. 21 yrs. & up $60

Class # 2470 Th 10/20 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. 21 yrs. & up $60

 

OCTOBER 6, 2016:  Ping Pong Tournament at the Library

Area teens—Come on Down! Practice up and join us in the library for our inaugural ping pong tournament. Participants will compete in a double-elimination bracket for a chance to win both bragging rights and Starbucks gift cards…don’t miss it!

Free, but pre-registration required. 10/1 through 10/5/2016.

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Library Conference Room; 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 2016:  Friday Fitness Hikes at McDowell Mountain Park

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

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

OCTOBER 8, 2016:  Creative Engineering for Kids 6-14 Years

Kids will design and build bridges, towers, vehicles, devices and more using everyday materials. Brainstorming, building, testing, and re-designing are the engineering processes practiced while students have fun being innovative in so many ways. This class will foster students’ engineering and building skills and challenge them to think outside-the-box.

Go to: http://www.fh.az.gov/269/Special-Interest-Programs, to register and pay your fees.  Dozens of classes are offered every quarter by the Town of Fountain Hills.  Check out the town’s on-line activities magazine, “In the Loop” for each quarter’s offerings.

 

OCTOBER 8, 2016:  “Rattlesnake Restaurant” at McDowell Mtn Park

 

8-oct-rattlesnakeWhat’s on the menu? Mice! Find out if desert reptiles prefer fast food, or casual dining. Stop by the rattlesnake restaurant, a.k.a. the park Visitor Center, to watch our resident rattlesnake, and other native reptiles eat their lunch.

11- 11:30 a.m.  (Come a bit early so you don’t miss a thing!).

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

OCTOBER 8, 2016:  Front Porch Performance Goes Irish

With Patrick McCrossan

9-pat-mccassanPat McCrossan was born in Derry, Ireland and his musical education began at an early age at the urging of his entertainer father.  Pat has been an Irish entertainer and musician for more than fifty years. Enjoy folklore, stories, and traditional songs of Ireland.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore and a very active group of members bring Free Front Porch Performances and other special activities to the Library for the education and enjoyment of the fountain Hills community. 2-3 p.m. Library Reading Lounge

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 8, 2016:  Hey Kids!  Become a Junior Ranger at McDowell Mtn Park

Bring your kids (ages 4-12) out to the park for this “on your own” program. Stop by the Nature Center between 9-10am to pick up the Junior Ranger Booklet. Head outside to complete the required activities and have fun! Return to the park’s Visitor Center when you’re finished to pick up the Jr. Ranger badge you earned! You can complete the activities in this program in 1-2 hours. (Please note that the Visitor Center closes at 3pm).

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

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

OCTOBER 8, 2016:  Soup’s On with Chef Larry…

Chef Larry Canepa will discuss the basics of soup making as well as what the national soups around the world are. You will also learn as he makes soups you can imitate from scratch!

 

10-11 a.m., Library Conference Room 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

 

OCTOBER 9, 2016:  Tour De Scottsdale for Dedicated Cyclists

 

10-tour-de-scottsdale-bikerace-480The thirteenth annual Tour de Scottsdale is Sunday, October 9, 2016. The course begins at Market Street in DC Ranch, meanders through Fountain Hills and returns to DC Ranch. The event features a 70-mile and 30-mile citizen’s ride.  The Tour de Scottsdale event is capped at 2,000 cyclists so register now!

 

The event beneficiary is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization in Scottsdale that protects and promotes the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/event-info/

 

OCTOBER 9, 2016:  Painting “Pumpkin with Mums” with Ruth Stewart at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

 

11-ruth-stewart-pumpkinEven if you have never painted before, you can paint this! Ruth will guide you step by step using completely safe water miscible oils. Your 16″x20″ painting will be on a gallery wrapped canvas. No Frame Needed!  Fee is $49.00, and check should be made payable to the Artist, Ruth Stewart.  You may also register by phone (480-836-9919) and mail your check to: The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

OCTOBER 10 THROUGH 14, 2016:  Beginner French Camp for Kids

The Town of Fountain Hills is offering a 5-day French Immersion camp for kids to learn conversational French. Students will learn while acting out typical exchanges (ordering food in a café, going to school), so they have a feel for the phrases they need to master to travel in a French-speaking country. Additionally, they will watch movies and play games in French.  On the last day of class, students will celebrate with a French picnic.  Ages 7-15 years; preregistration and payment is required.  Go to: http://www.fh.az.gov/269/Special-Interest-Programs, to register and pay your fees.  Dozens of classes are offered every quarter by the Town of Fountain Hills.  Check out the town’s on-line activities magazine, “In the Loop” for each quarter’s offerings.

 

OCTOBER 10, 2016:  Paint a Spooky Halloween Picture with Gloria

 

12-gloria-sanchezFollow Gloria during this two hour class as she guides you to paint a spooky Halloween Night filled with bats, tombstones, a raven and a black cat under a really BIG full moon! Plus, everyone gets Swarovski Crystals to add a scary glow to their windows! Class is limited to 8 students. Fee is $49.00, and check should be made payable to the Artist, Gloria Sanchez.  You may also register by phone (480-836-9919) and mail your check to: The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268.

6-8:00 p.m. Questions? Go to http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

OCTOBER 10,11,12,13,14,2016:  Young Voices on Censorship

If you are an aspiring artist or writer and want to share your creativity with others, stop in at the library anytime from September 15th through October 15th and let your creative voice be heard. Choose one of the prompts posted in the teen area (or combine several together!) and create something…a comic strip, a sketch, a short story, an essay, whatever medium you prefer…that describes your feelings on your chosen prompt. Then submit your piece to be featured in our Young Voices on Censorship.

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 10, 11,12,13,14, 2016:  Teens Make a Difference Blanket Bee Preparation

Teens and Tweens—-Come help us prep fleece blankets for the library’s “Make a Difference Day” program in collaboration with Project Linus. We will be squaring fleece material, rounding corners, cutting strips, and hole-punching fabric for ties or crochet edging. All completed blankets will be donated to Project Linus in an effort to reach their mission of providing homemade blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

1-3 p.m. Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 10, 2016:  Mystery Reading Group Explores The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill

Do 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 Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill.

6:30—8:00 p.m., Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 11, 2016:  Out of this World “Star Party”

14-oct-star-partyThe desert southwest is the astronomy capital of the United States. Here the sky is always a source of spectacle, inspiration, and discussion. Bring your lawn chairs and telescopes for a unique experience of direct observation of the moon, planets, their moons, galaxies, star clusters, and gaseous nebulae. Fountain Hills is a “Dark Skies” Town, so be prepared to be awed by this natural spectacle!

6-9:00 p.m.  Centennial Circle Courtyard

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 11, 2016:  Have You Read this Movie?

See a great movie that began as a great book! Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande (Rated R). Popcorn and soda will be provided! For the title of the movie, please call 602-652-3000 or ask at the Customer Service Desk.

5:00-7:00 p.m., Library Conference Room.

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 13 & 26, 2016:  Create Stunning Arizona Landscape String Painting with Rita Chester

15-rita-chester-string-paintingCome play with fiber artist Rita Chester & create your own Cactus “String 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. Please pre-register at the Gallery.

12-4:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery,

16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

OCTOBER 14, 2016:  Free Family Fun—Movie in the Park

Family Fun Night under the stars, compliments of the Town of Fountain Hills.  The Animated movie, “Zootopia” is a hilarious adventure for the whole Family. Remember to bring a blanket or chairs to make your movie experience more comfortable. Refreshments will be sold at the event.

7-9:00 p.m., Fountain Park at the Corner of Saguaro Blvd. and Palisades Blvd.

 

OCTOBER 14-30, 2016:  The Glass Menagerie Opens at FH Theater

17-oct-the-glass-menagerieEnjoy a superbly-acted version of this American classic, written by Tennesee Williams. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility, which lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. The awkwardness of the family dynamics comes to light when Tom invites a gentleman friend to their home for dinner with the family.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday Matinee at 2:00 P.M.; October 14 through 30, 2016. Reservations on line or by phone: 480-837-9661 ex. 3.

Fountain Hills Community Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 http://www.fhtaz.org/

 

 

OCTOBER 15, 2016:  Two Unique Adult Hikes at McDowell Mountain Park

 

October 15, “Sunset to Full Moon” Hike

October 20, “Happy Hour Hike” from Campground

Go on-line or call Ranger Amy for Full details, (480) 471-0173.

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

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

OCTOBER 16, 2016:  Craft Brew Half-Marathon

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What could be better than a celebration of both “Running” and “Beer”?  Enjoy a timed race for brew aficionados of all speeds, and then join the fun after party! Quench your thirst at the post-race celebration of your local craft brew scene.
The Road Runner Sports Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K is a running experience like no other! Presented by Adidas Running and HUSS Brewing, this event features a Half Marathon and 5K distance. Cross the finish at an Epic Craft Brew after-Party with Huss Brewing!

6:30 a.m. to 1:00p.m. Questions? Call 480-816-5185

http://www.experiencefountainhills.org/events/2016/craft-classic

 

 

OCTOBER 17, 2016:  Watercolor Greeting Card Workshop with April Bower at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, Avenue of the Fountains

19-april-bower-bird-cardsLearn to make stunning bird-themed greeting cards featuring your bird stamp in the image of a Raven, Hummingbird or Songbird.  Watercolors, special watercolor papers and all supplies will be provided. You will have the bird stamp of your choice to make additional cards for friends and family.  Class size is limited to 8 participants. Fee is $49.00, and check should be made payable to the Artist, April Bower. You may also register by phone (480-836-9919) and mail your check to: The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

 

OCTOBER 17, 18,19,20,21, 2016:  Legos in the Library

July 10, LegosBe creative while improving lateral thinking skills during one week a month at Legos in the Library. Kids will think in three dimensions as they problem solve, organize, and create with Legos. Work as a team on our Library Display Project or work individually on our monthly Lego Challenge. For Children 5-11 Years old. Adult supervision required at all times. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

3:30-5:00, Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 20, 2016:  Teens Giving Back

20-best-buddies-logoIn honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, we are beginning our Teens Giving Back program series by putting together care bags for victims of domestic violence. Visit the Teen Corner and help us make tee shirt tote bags to fill with toiletries, hats, and books for domestic violence victims in need.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Teen Corner, Fountain Hills Library

 

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 22, 2016:  “Fresh Paint” Gallery Reception

The Fountain Hills Artists Gallery is a feast for the senses, and the Gallery is welcoming an additional group of talented artists to their cadre.  Welcome the new artists to Fountain Hills at the Gallery’s Fall Reception, “Fresh Paint.” Knowing the artist who created your latest purchase adds to the enjoyment of owning a one of a kind work of art.

5-7:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, 16858 E Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

OCTOBER 22, 2016:  Fountain Hills “Make A Difference Day”

 On Oct. 22, 300 volunteers in Fountain Hills will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others in the town. The “8th Annual Make a Difference Day” event will take place that day. Town volunteers come together to serve residents who could use assistance with a variety of projects in their homes in Fountain Hills.  If you can clean a cabinet, rake a yard, trim bushes, we need you! Anyone can help…no special skills needed…just the desire to be part of a group of friends and neighbors who “move mountains” on this wonderful day of service.

Questions about Make a Difference Dayor know someone who can use some help? Call Heather Ware, Coordinator of the program, at 480-816-5108 or emailing hware@fh.az.gov.

 

OCTOBER 22, 2016:  “Day of the Dead” Celebration

21-day-of-the-deadThe festive Day of the Dead celebration originated in Mexico, and is now celebrated in conjunction with All Saints Day across much of South and Central America.  It is a joyous time when dead loved ones are remembered and their lives are celebrated with prayer and feasting.  Children are traditionally given small sugar candy skulls, and brightly decorated skeleton icons are traditionally depicted dancing and celebrating with their families.

More details to come— http://www.sofrita.com/

16848 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 816-5316

 

OCTOBER 27, 2016: Art on the Avenue and Farmer’s Market Return to the Avenue

Thursday Farmer's Market is Back for the Season on Avenue of the Fountains! Stop by!

Thursday Farmer’s Market is Back for the Season on Avenue of the Fountains! Stop by!

The 7th season of Art on the Avenue and Farmer’s Market opens on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Each Thursday, October through April, the Avenue of the Fountains is transformed into one of the area’s most popular markets. More than 50 area artists display their juried works, ranging from indoor and outdoor décor to wearable art in the form of hand-painted clothing and jewelry. Information?  Call Judi Yates at 480-837-6645.

Fountain Hills oldest and largest farmers market brings fresh produce, honey, breads, baked goods, grass-feed beef, eggs, bacon, tamales, tea, and other locally hand-crafted gourmet food items. If you are what you eat, you’ll love eating from here!

11-5 p.m. Thursdays (weather permitting)

Start your stroll through the Market in front of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  We love to see what treasures you’ve found at the Market.

16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills AZ, 85268

 

OCTOBER 27, 2016:   It’s Time to ROCK ON! “School of Rock” Live Performance

 

This is sure to be a rewarding celebration of Fountain Hills youth’s musical talent. Come rock out with Scott Hallock and our teen band, featuring Logan Derksen, Daniel Quan, and Harrison Woods, in their second annual concert! The band will be performing an hour-long set of songs such as Wagon Wheel by Bob Dylan, Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum, and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. Join in the fun and dance the night away in the Centennial Courtyard!

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Centennial Courtyard between Community Center and Library

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

 

OCTOBER 28-29, 2016:  Annual Friends of the Library “Big Book Sale”

Are you and your friends book nuts?  Imagine delivering a huge basket of gently-used books for each of your avid-reader friends—-Hardbound Classics to contemporary paperbacks priced from $.25 and hard-bound books for $1.00!!!

There are children’s books, young readers books, and a wide range of adult genres from mystery to history to romance, and always some great DIY and Cook books.

This fabulous semi-annual Book Sale will be held in the Library Lobby and Conference Room from 9am until 4pm on both Friday and Saturday. All proceeds from the Book Shop and Sale go to support library projects and needs. Stop by for some great bargains!

9:00a.m. – 4:00a.m. Library Lobby/Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

 

OCTOBER 30, 2016 THROUGH NOVEMBER 6, 2016;  

Copperwynd Pro Challenge Tennis Tournament

24-octoberpro-challenge-aceing-autismOnce again Copperwynd is host to this International Women’s Professional Tennis Tournament, and Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is proud to be a returning sponsor. The CopperWynd Pro Challenge Women’s Tennis Tournament is a USTA Pro Circuit event, is the largest women’s professional tennis tournament in Arizona, and only 1 of 2 women’s professional tennis tournaments in the state.

Imagine sitting just feet away from some of the world’s emerging Tennis stars as they qualify for the major events we see on TV.  But you will be seeing it live and in one of the most breathtaking settings in the Southwest!  Tickets and schedules are available on line at: http://www.arizonachallenger.com/schedule

Copperwynd Resort and Club

13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 480-333-1900

 

OCTOBER 30, 2016:  Silver Leaf Painting on Copper with April Bower

25-oct-april-bower-copper-paintingLearn the art of Silver Leafing during this workshop with April. She will guide you using silver leaf to paint an image of several irises on an 8″x18′ copper panel. No frame needed. The $75 fee covers all materials to make a beautiful finished product. Class is limited to 8 students. Preregistration and payment can be done by dropping into the Gallery or by calling and mailing your check, payable to April Bower.

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480.836.9919; info@fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

OCTOBER 31, 2016

Halloween in the Hills

26-oct-spooky-haunter-houseHalloween in the Hills has become one of the largest celebrations of its kind in Arizona! On Monday, October 31st 2015, from 4pm-8pm, The Town of Fountain Hills will shut down the entire Avenue of the Fountains.  More than 40 local businesses and charities will be providing family game booths along the avenue. Plus businesses stay open for trick or treating! Booths are carnival style, and kids can win candy and toys.  Originator of this great celebration, Sami Fine Jewelry, will sponsor the “Pets and their People” costume contest, a “not to be missed” celebration of hilarious and creative costuming.

But the best spot on the Avenue is Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate’s “Spider Village.”  There are treats for both kids and adults, and a creepy haunted house-type experience that gets better every year.  Venture into the Spider’s lair to enjoy a fun-filled haunted experience for young and old alike.  The Spider Experience starts at 5:30pm.

4-8 p.m., East End of the Avenue of the Fountains

http://www.halloweeninthehills.com/

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