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Winter Break Boredom? Check out these fun activities to do in Fountain Hills over Winter Break!

After what seemed like a never-ending finals season, winter break is finally here! Let’s face it being, a student is exhausting! Having to deal with your classes, study groups, pop-quizzes, and exams can make a person’s head spin. It’s time to put away those gigantic textbooks and enjoy some down time. Here are three fun activities to do in Fountain Hills that will reboot you this Winter Break:

The Fountain Hills Public Library is hosting a Blackout Bash for Teens on December 16th. Bring your glow stick and join in all the fun after the library closes at 5:30 pm for some glow-in-the dark fun from playing Twister, decorating glow in the dark cupcakes, and hanging out with your friends.

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The Fountain Hills Theater is hosting a “Winter Break” Theater Camp from December 19th– 30th for students from the ages of 7 to 15. All areas of theater will be explored to the performance and staging. This a great opportunity to instill an appreciation for the theater and to experience activities that build self-confidence and mastery of public speaking.

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On December 29th, the Fountain Hills Public Library will be ringing in the New Year and celebrate in the end of 2016 by inviting you to grab a cookie and mug of hot chocolate between 1pm to 4 pm. Learn how to make Snowball Cookies, and take the time to check out a new book to tide you over during Winter Break.

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Fountain Hills Fall Festival of the Arts Transforms Fountain Hills Downtown into Art Extravaganza

Friday, Saturday, Sunday—November 13-15, 2015

Pic #1art shoesThe Fountain Hills Fall Festival of the Arts is known state-wide as one of the most prestigious and enjoyable Art Extravaganzas in Arizona.  Produced for more than 30 years by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Festival supports our economic stability by attracting more than 200,000 visitors to our vibrant downtown area.

Start the Day with a hearty breakfast with our local Kiwanis crew, and graze and gaze your way through the day, as there are dozens of food and beverage specialties available.  More than 500 artists from across the globe offer a wide range of tempting gift and décor items, from customizable Christmas decorations to larger than life sculpture, fine art and a wide selection of one of a kind jewelry and wearable art.  Items to delight the children in your life are prevalent in this show, and you might just find the jeweled-collar for “Fido” you’ve been craving.

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The roomy Beer Garden at the west edge of Fountain Park overlooks one of Fountain Hills best view corridors, and is a great place to rest have a savory grilled sandwich, wine or beer, and enjoy the sight of the Fountain surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran foothills.

Food, entertainment, Beer Garden, Christmas Crafts and Fine Art.

Free entrance and free parking on streets in surrounding areas.

9 Beer Garten at FairSaguaro Blvd and the Avenue of the Fountains;   10 a.m. – 5p.m. daily

Fountain Hills’ Docent Led Art Walks: The Key to a Spectacular Public Collection!

Fountain Hills Spectacular Art Collection Comes Alive With Interactive Docent-led Tours 

Fountain Hills’ Public Art Collection is one of the largest and most interesting collections in the Southwest. Assembled over a span of 10 years, the 144 piece collection graces the pedestrian-friendly heart of the Town.

Lynn's GardenFrom October through May, four separate docent-led tours are available on different days and times:

Centennial Circle Tour 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Fountain Park Tour 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flat Art Tour 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Community Center/Library Tour 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Spanning an amazing array of styles, the powerful collection is even more striking when viewed within Arizona’s natural desert beauty. It is important to note that all of the pieces are paid for by private donation, and are placed and cared for by the Town. The volunteer docents enhance the art experience with their knowledge and insight. These tours are a grand way to share Fountain Hills with visitors, and club and group outings are welcomed.

Centennial Circle #1The plaza between the Community Center and the Library/Museum complex contains the Centennial Circle sculpture garden.  Additionally, dozens of bronzes, murals, paintings, photography, and three-dimensional art are displayed inside the River of Time Museum, the Community Center, the Library and Town Hall.  Most of the sculptures in this part of the collection have QR codes, which enables you to use your I-Phone to hear the narration for a self-tour at your own pace.

Small FOUNTAIN SPIRIT by Kevin RobbThe newly-revamped Avenue of the Fountains is home to a number of familiar pieces, and 6 additional sculptures are slated for selection and placement in 2016-17.  The majestic Fountain Spirit is the latest addition to the collection that shimmers in the reflection of our glorious winter sun.

The Fountain Park docent tour circles Town Lake, and includes a pass by our “Fount Rushmore,” featuring the likeness of Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Many of the whimsical pieces near the playground invite touching and exploring by little ones for an introduction to art they will long remember.

My buddyFlat Art Tours at the in the Community Center area are held on Wednesdays only, and the dates and times for the all tours may vary with weather and Town event considerations.

Free registration is required as the groups are kept an intimate size.  Each participant will receive an Art Walk brochure for future reference.

Register online by tour number (#) listed below at

Or call 480-816-5151 for more information or special group scheduling and registration.

2015-16 Winter Art Walk Tour Dates


Saturday, Nov. 7:  Fountain Park #1754 / Centennial Circle #1766 / Community Center #1773

Wednesday, Nov. 18:  Flat Art Tour Only #1759

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Special Session:  Fountain Park #1752

Saturday, November 28:  Fountain Park #1755  /  Centennial Circle #1767  /  Community Center #1774


Saturday, Dec. 12:  Fountain Park #1756  /  Centennial Circle #1768  /  Community Center #1775

Wednesday, Dec. 16:  Flat Art Tour Only #1760

Thursday, Dec. 17 – Special Session:  Fountain Park #1753

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CopperWynd Women’s Pro Tennis Challenge: Save the Date!

Don’t Just “Save the Date”…SAVE THE WHOLE WEEK! 

CopperWynd Resort’s 1st Annual $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Comes to Fountain Hills November 8-15th
PC player montage-WOMEN-ticketThe US Tennis Association Women’s Pro Challenge is coming to CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills!  A USTA Pro Circuit event, this is the largest women’s professional tournament in Arizona, and one of only two held in the State.

CopperWyndProChallenge3The $50,000 Pro Challenge typically features players ranked from #100 to #500, and more than half of the players in the US Women’s Open’s draw have played or are currently playing on the USTA Pro Circuit. This is a wonderful opportunity to see dozens of the rising stars in the sport in the gorgeous Copperwynd Tennis facility.

In addition to a fun Pro-Am on Monday, Nov. 9th, there are special Kids Clinic with the pros, November 11-12.  Registration is required.  Tournament Play begins Wednesday, Nov 11th.

CopperWynd is now home to the prestigious Cliff Drysdale Tennis orgnaization that specializes in tennis program development, daily tennis operations and tennis management for resorts, hotels and private tennis clubs.  Other talents of the organization include design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class tennis facilities and unrivaled tennis educational programs, clinics and retreats. Tennis centers with a Cliff Drysdale Tennis team have a commitment to world-class tennis and exceptional service for its members and guests.  For more about their impressive team, go to

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is pleased to help in the development of this new, annual event as a Phoenix area sponsor. Go on line for Tickets as seating is at a premium.  Or contact us Sonoran Lifestyle at 480.816.5557 for limited tickets reserved for our clients and guests.

At Sonoran Lifestyle, we believe in supporting the opportunities of our community, and the Women’s Pro Challenge places a huge spotlight on the outstanding recreational and fitness aspects of Fountain Hills, not to mention the beautiful views and resources residents have at their disposal.  One of those resources is CopperWynd Resort, which is now seeing a new renaissance after its recent acquisition and renovation.  “Flourish” restaurant is also now open, a completely updated dining and bar experience that offers Fountain Hills’ best views!

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November 2015 Calendar Fun of Events for Fountain Hills: A Month of Fun!

 Farmers Market Patio deco Art on Ave; Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Art on the Avenue Each Thursday in Fountain Hills

Race, read, dance, play or just watch the Parade go by…November in Fountain Hills has something going on for all ages and interests.  Don’t miss a thing…Mark your calendar to experience the richness of our amazing Sonoran Lifestyle in Fountain Hills.

First…before we get to the fun events in November, be sure to get your tickets for events coming up in the coming season in Fountain Hills.

In Home Concert Series presented by the Fountain Hills Civic and Cultural Association is one of the most unique intimate music venues in the State of Arizona.  Small group gatherings with up-close access to jazz and classical music greats.   Tickets sell out early—call for more information: 480-837-0762.!in-home-concerts/mdyw6

Christmas Carol,, Sonoran Lifestyle Real EstateAt Fountain Hills Theater, tickets are now on salefor the Holiday Season, sure to be an early sell-out for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Dec 4-20) and A Christmas Carol, The Musical (Dec 4-20)

#2 Grand Canyon ReadersNovember 4:  Grand Canyon Readers Award
Fountain Hills Public Library; All School Age Children are invited.  Registration is required.

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19:  Farmers Market and Art on the Avenue

Avenue of the Fountains; 11-5 p.m.   Artisan Court on East end of Avenue; Farmer’s Market on the West End

November 5:  Chamber of Commerce Special Community Event

TRANSFORM YOUR MEMORY!  Sean M. O’Neil is the President of Remember Media, LLC, and is regarded as one of America’s most entertaining speakers on the topic of developing an instant-recall memory.

No charge for Fountain Hills Chamber members; $25.00 non-members.  Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Building; 9:00 am – 10:30 am.  Registration required; 16837 E. Palisades Blvd;

Scott Hallock TiggersNovember 5:  Scott Hallack and the Tiggers

FH Teen Band Free Fall Concert; FH Branch Library;  Centennial Courtyard    6:30-7:30 p.m.

#5GeorgeSlider3-300x180 (1)November 6-22:  Sunday in the Park with George at FH Community Theater

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

November 6-7:  Semi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Super Bargains on Books, CD’s and Periodicals to benefit Library programs and community projects.  Library Lobby; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.

November 7:  Front Porch Performances presented by Friends of the Library

Scott Hallock, Acoustic Guitar and vocals;  Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country—Scott does it all with his own pleasing style!  Reading Lounge, 2-3 p.m., Fountain Hills Library Branch, 12901 N. La Montana Drive,, Sonoran LIfestyle Real Estate

Check out Docent Led Artwalks

November 7:  Get Your Art On

Fountain Hills has one of the largest and most dramatic public art collections in the southwest…more than 150 pieces, concentrated largely in Fountain Park and the Community Center/Library/Museum complex (Centennial Circle).  The pieces in the Centennial Center area have QR codes so you can do a self-tour via smart phone.  Docent-led walks are scheduled weekly during the winter months, and group tours are available by appointment.  Early Morning Art Walk Docent Tour – 9-10:30, Centennial Circle in front of Library/Museum.  Mid-Day Art Walk, Fountain Park – 11-12:30.



November 7:  Free Birds… Movie in the Park

Twice each year, Fountain Hills Community Services hosts a Movie in the Park for the families of Fountain Hills. Past movies have included Racing Stripes, Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Fountain Park,  Time: 7 p.m.

CopperWyndProChallenge3November 7-15:  US Tennis Association Women’s Pro Challenge at Copperwynd Resort

Tickets on Sale NOW!  This USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event is one of the stepping stones to the WTA and the Grand Slam tournaments like the US Open.  Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event and invite you to be our guest.  Copperwynd members attend most events for free; tickets for final tournament days are $10.00., Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Fun for all ages at CopperWynd Women’s Tennis Challenge


Fastest serve competition, hit for prize court, games, prizes, snacks & refreshments. Kids will receive a gift/prize on the day from Wilson Racquet Sports!  Ages 4-10: Wednesday November 11th  4-5 p.m.;  Ages 11-16: Thursday November 12th 4-5 pm.  CopperWynd Resort & Club | 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive.  Complimentary for all kids ages 4-16 | Members and Non-members welcome

→ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQURIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS CARNIVAL- please print confirmation page and bring with you to Kid’s Day!

Art Fair, people walkimg & fountain going offNovember 13-15:  Fall Festival of the Arts

500+ Artisans Celebrating the Fall Festival of the Arts, transforming Downtown Fountain Hills into one of the largest Fine Art markets in the Southwest. Food, entertainment, Beer Garden, Christmas Crafts and Fine Art.  Free to the public; Fountain Hills Artists Gallery has special display of art work inside and outside of the Gallery.  Avenue of the Fountains;   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Blues Hall of Famer Leon J at Jazz in the Hills

November 15:  Coming to Jazz in the Hills – Fall Sunday Series

Join us to hear and see the evolution of American Music from the 1800’s to today featuring Blues Hall of Famer, Leon J and his Blues Roots series.  2-4 p.m. Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center.

November 19:  Special Docent-Led Art Walk in Fountain Park, 2-4 pm.  Special walk includes full tour of the public art in fountain Park, and a self-tour of the Art on the Avenue vendors, with 5 p.m. reception at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery on the Avenue of the Fountains.

Artist Gallery, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

November 19:  Fountain Hills Artist Gallery Featured Artist Reception  5-7 p.m.

Featured artists:  Nancy Merrit, Jewelry; Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves; Don Burrows, Watercolors; April Bower, Jewelry and Copper wall art.  Raffle by Artists; refreshments served.  16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains   480.836.9919.

November 19:  Fountain Hills Chamber Connect Monthly Breakfast

Legislative update, featuring Arizona District 23 Elected Officials:  Join us as State Senator Kavanagh, Representative Jay Lawrence and Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita are featured.  Eagle Mountain Golf Club; 14915 Eagle Mtn. Pkwy.  7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Members and guests are welcome.

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Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers at Fountain Hills Library

November 21:  Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers

Jay Begaye and sons explain and perform brightly costumed Native American Dances.  Library Reading Lounge; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.  11 am to 12 pm…Don’t miss it!  Bee’Channan’Hassin Dancers

November 21:  Paper Shred-a-thon at the Fountain Hills Public Library

Residents of Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Fort McDowell are invited to shred up to four file boxes of paper per person in this free paper shredding event funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. The shredding truck will be in the library’s parking lot at the corner of El Lago Blvd. and La Montana Dr. from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full. All participants must remain with their documents until they are placed in the shredding containers.  Located at Library parking lot- 12901 N. La Montana Drive.   9:00 a.m.-12:00pm.



Turkey Trot 201525th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

3 Trots:  1 mile fitness run; 5 K and 5 mile runs; prizes awarded by age class.  Pre-register by November 20, 7a.m till 6p.m. Mon thru Thurs; Town Hall; 16705 E. Ave of the Fountains

2010 Parade-7931st annual Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Day Parade

Starts at Saguaro and El Lago Blvd. to Palisades to La Montana and ends near Parkview.  This Year’s theme is “Rockin Rudolph”, with treats, music, floats, precision performance troops, and of course, lots of bands and music.  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. bring your own seating and line up on either curb of the streets.

November 1-30, Fountain Hills Activity Center  Classes

Continued monthly and located in the Community Center provides dozens of classes and recreational activities throughout the year.  Group sessions include many levels of fitness and exercise, games, bingo, trips, sports excursions and discussion and hobby groups. Classes in Spanish, Sign language, Calligraphy and a variety of health-related sessions are also available.  Membership is $20 per year.

Also, don’t miss Town of Fountain Hills Recreation Programs

From CPR classes to Sign Language, Art, Team sports and more special interest topics.  Most Special Interest programs require prior registration, and some require modest fees.

Fountain Hills Chamber “Community Expo” Coming

“Community Expo” Festivities Spotlights Local Business
Chamber Expo BannerThe Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Community Expo on October 28, 2015, in the Community Center. Nearly 100 local business people will be there to tell you about their businesses so you can be better prepared to “buy local.”

This is a great way for a new business to gain an audience from local consumers, and established business people have the opportunity to network with other local service providers. Last year more than 2,000 attendees learned about the business resources in Fountain Hills, and enjoyed dozens of free giveaways and raffle prizes. This year we expect even more attendees introducing their goods and services to the community.

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the breadth of Fountain Hills business resources in a fun and energetic atmosphere.  Shopping and dining locally helps sustain the variety of goods and services we have at our doorstep.

Fountain Hills Community CenterFood sampling is a highlight of the afternoon, and this year’s offerings will include Phil’s Filling Station, Sofrita, The Hill’s Pizza and Dessert, FireRock, and Little Caesar’s.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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:

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,   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.

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.

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.

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;


October 16-November 1; Thursday thru Sundays

Any Number Can Die;  Fountain Hills Community Theater.

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;


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


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:


Flamenco Guitarist Chris Jacome;  Fountain Hills Library Lounge   2-3 p.m. (Free to Public);  12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

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.


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


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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  .  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!