Category Archives: Dining, Libations & All Things Foodie

Ready for a Tasty-Treat You Can’t Resist? Check Out Oyo Frozen Yogurt

 

Ready for a tasty-treat you can’t resist? Whether it’s ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt that strikes your fancy, Fountain Hills has the only go to super sleek and modern frozen yogurt shop in town, which is Oyo Frozen Yogurt. Located in Fountainside Plaza, that gives you a beautiful view of the Fountain, Oyo Frozen Yogurt is the perfect place to indulge in the perfect version of an icy dessert.3152984_orig

The frozen yogurt trend has been going strong for years now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With a wide array of flavors and toppings including the likes of strawberry boba, fruit and candy, there is something for everyone. OYO creates many of their flavors on site including: Greek honey, caramel custard, peanut butter, creamsicle, pistachio and their chocolate and vanilla frozen custards.   Oyo Frozen Yogurt — with its self-serve format and wide variety of toppings, gives you the experience to pump, mix, and add all the toppings you desire.

Grab a spoon and enjoy the healthier way to chill out-by enjoying a tasty frozen yogurt from Oyo Frozen Yogurt, your best bet for frozen yogurt in Fountain Hills.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.o-yogurt.com/

 

3 Artsy Things to Do in Fountain Hills This Week

Art is food for the soul. Art stirs emotions and makes you feel alive. With art, we can live vicariously and unleash our creativity unto the world. From art classes to art festivals, Fountain Hills is packed with creative events that will release you from your creativity rut:

January 11, 2017

“Paint Your Pet” Classes at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

Acrylic artist, Kelly Bowman will guide students on a journey of painting a colorful portrait download-4of their pet. After you register, you will email Kelly a picture of your pet and she will sketch it on a 9″x12″ canvas then you will be ready to paint when you arrive!  Please make sure your pets face is clearly visible and shows clarity of their eyes & features. Class is limited to 6 students; $45.00, all supplies included. . Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor, Kelly Bowman.  No credit cards will be accepted. (480-836-9919)

4-9 p.m. (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 January 13, 14, 15, 2017

Thunderbird Artists, award-winning producer of juried fine art and wine festivals in Arizona, is gearing up for a celebration of sculptors from across the globe. The gated show stretches download-5east and west from 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains.

January 15, 2017

 STRAWBERRY TRIO PAINTING CLASS AT Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

 Oil painter, Ruth Stewart will guide step-by-step using completely safe non-toxic water miscible oils. You will be painting on an 8″x18″ gallery wrapped canvas (no frame needed), and it will be ready to hang when you get home! Class is limited to 10 students.

$60.00 all supplies included; No experience necessary. Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor, Ruth Stewart.  No credit cards will be accepted. (480-836-9919)

 4-9 p.m. (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

The Fountain Hills Final 4 Events of 2016

Now that the holiday season is ending, you have one last opportunity to celebrate on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new! We’ve all been there – it’s just days before New Year’s Eve and we haven’t made plans. We want to do
blog-picturesomething memorable, but what ends up happening is not much different than a typical night out. Well, not this year! From multi-course dinners to live bands and black-tie celebrations, we’ve got 4 New Years’ Celebrations that you’ll be talking about well into 2017. Here is the procrastinators’ guide to where to eat, drink, and be merry in Fountain Hills while welcoming in 2017:

1.Fort McDowell Casino—CLEVELAND’S BREAKFAST CLUB

The highly versatile Cleveland Breakfast Club is a 4-piece band performing all styles of music with the ultimate tribute to one of the best decades in modern music… the 80’s! Experience non-stop dancing & excitement, or just relax and sing along to all your favorites!

https://www.fortmcdowellcasino.com/index.php/shows

2. New Year’s Eve at GRAPEABLES Wine Bar

Beautiful Event with a view of the Town’s Signature Fountain.  Live music, classic craft beers and outstanding wine offerings in this classic indoor/outdoor setting. Reservations are a necessity.

Tel: (480) 816-5959

info@grapeableswinebar.com ; http://grapeableswinebar.com/events/

3.Parkview Tap House

The Dogg House Band plays rock and roll favorites for the Tap House New Year’s Party. Come early for a stage front seat.

Party time is 7p.m. till 12 a.m.

http://www.parkviewtaphouse.com/entertainment

4.Copperwynd

A special menu is planned for New Year’s Dinner at Copperwynd’s Flourish Restaurant.  Call for details and reservations. (480) 333-1900

13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

http://www.copperwynd.com/dine/restaurant.htm

Sonoran’s “Home for the Holidays” Home Tour, Dec 4th

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Need a break from your hectic holiday planning? Why don’t you take the opportunity to spend your Sunday on a home tour? Home tours are fun any time of the year, but during the holiday season, they’re not only inspiring decor-wise, but they can also give you the break you need during the most hectic time of the year.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invites you to join us for our Home for the Holidays Tour on Sunday, December 4th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  View our holiday selection of eight gorgeous homes that range from condos under $200,000 to homes over $1 million.  As you tour these beautiful and elegant homes, we’ll have fun holiday treats to make your trip more fun!

Make sure to get your holiday map online at www.sonoranlifestyle.com/holidaytour or stop by our office for more information.

November Activities in Fountain Hills

 

november-pic-1hello-novemberThe Cup of Festivities “Runneth Over” in November!

Some celebrations are reflective, like our observance of Veteran’s Day at Fountain Park, while other events, like the Thanksgiving Day Parade, offer opportunities to share happy traditions with friends and family. But most of all, the beautiful Fall weather in Arizona beckons us outside to enjoy Sonoran Lifestyle at its finest.

 

World-class Tennis, Internationally ranked endurance Cycling races, The Fall Festival of the Arts, the Turkey trot, and the Southwest’s largest Thanksgiving Day parade…just a few of the hundreds of multi-generational happenings in the lush Desert Foothills we call home.

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2016:  Join the Teen Outreach to our Military Personnel

pic-2-letters-from-homeIf you are a Teen looking for a simple way to make a positive difference in the lives of others, why not take a few minutes and send a supportive message to a US military member? With family holiday time approaching, your thoughtfulness will lift the spirits of the men and women serving far from home.  This project will run throughout the month of November, just drop by the Teen area in the Fountain Hills Public Library, and write a heart-felt note.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2016:  Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Adult Book Discussion Group at Fountain Hills Library

Made a few orbits around the Sun since you studied “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau in High School or College? Take another look at this hallmark of American Literature as seen through the lens of your life experiences. The Fountain Hills Reading Club meets monthly to explore unique and interesting best sellers, some new and unusual, and some, like this one, standards worth revisiting.  Discussion questions and meeting dates are available in our Reading Club booklet at the Customer Service Desk.  3-5 p.m. Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

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

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

 

 

November 1-5, 2016:  The CopperWynd Pro Challenge Women’s Tennis Tournament 

24-octoberpro-challenge-aceing-autismSonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is proud to once again be among the sponsors bringing the Copperwynd Pro Challenge Tennis Tournament to Fountain Hills. This nationally-ranked professional event is taking place literally in our “back yard,” and it affords a rare opportunity to watch the professional elite in action.

With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging $10,000 to $100,000, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. This is only one of two USTA events held in Arizona, and the circuit has an international following.

pc-player-montage-women-ticketThe USTA launched its Pro Circuit 33 years ago to provide players the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, James Blake, Li Na, Andy Murray and Mardy Fish are among top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.

The field for the CopperWynd Women’s $50,000 Pro Challenge will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Tournaments at the $50,000 level typically feature players ranked from #100 to #500 in the world. They are stepping-stones to WTA Tour events and Grand Slam tournaments like the Australian and US Open.

All seats are excellent, but the ticket sales are brisk.  Don’t miss this adventure; Click here for event schedule and tickets:  CopperWynd Resort 480 333-1900

 

NOVEMBER 2, 2016:  Break out your Hiking boots!

nov-3-bootsThe North Trail is the most popular hiking trail in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. It is a 3-mile loop trail that has an accompanying interpretive pamphlet. It is rated as “easy” and suitable for most folks who want to get out and enjoy a hike. Come out and enjoy a walk at your own pace, surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Ranger Amy will be roving around on the trail to greet you and help answer any questions between 9am-11am. Interpretive pamphlets are available on the trail (approximately 0.1-mile past the trailhead). Stop by the Visitor Center if you need directions.  (480) 471-0173

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

 

NOVEMBER 2,9,23, 30, 2016:  Join Teens Across the Nation for National Novel Writing Month 

Are you one of the talented teens participating in National Novel Writing Month?  The staff at the Fountain Hills Library wants to help you reach your 50,000 word goal! Take a break from writing at home and visit the library for a change of scenery and maybe some much-needed encouragement–they’ll have computers, supplies for those of you who prefer writing by hand, snacks, and writing challenges.

Come connect with other NaNoWriMo participants, have some fun, and add to your word count!  2:30-4:30 p.m., Library Reading Lounge

Fountain Hills Public Library:  12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2016:  Fountain Hills Art of the Avenue/Farmer’s Market

 

nov-4-art-on-the-avenueArt on the Avenue’s 7th season is underway once again. The event is held each Thursday from 11-5 p.m. on the East median of the Avenue of the Fountains. 50 Artists display one of a kind art, including many reasonably-priced gifts. If you love the quality of the juried artists during the mega-Art Fairs in Fountain Hills, but don’t care for the crowds, this is the perfect Show for you.

 

Convenient parking in the lot behind Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate puts you at the center of the market, and we love to see your treasures on the way home!  (Interested in participating? Call Judi Yates at 480-837-6645.)  11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Avenue of the Fountains.

From Shea Blvd, take Saguaro Blvd North approximately 2 miles to the Avenue of the Fountains.

 

NOVEMBER 4-20, 2016:  “The Assassins” at Fountain Hills Theater


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“Assassins” lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.  (note: adult themes and language).

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/

 AND—-The Theater’s on-going “Rafflemania” Fundraiser.

nov-5-a-fht_rafflemania“Rafflemania” is a fun and rewarding fundraiser to benefit theater operations.  Raffle tickets are available at four levels: $30; $60; $90; $100.

Each of the ticket levels represents a different level of prize—a winning $30 ticket = Theater tickets, while higher levels of ticket sales represent tickets, jewelry, meals and a variety of other valuable prizes.  Tickets can be purchased at the theater office any time or during regular performances.

Next Drawing:  after Theater performance on December 18th, 2016

CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE TO PURCHASE: 480-837-9661 x3

 

NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25, 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/

 

 

NOVEMBER 4, 2016:  Fountain Hills Artists Gallery Class Series

Wire Wrapped “Dream Catcher” with Jeweler Elizabeth Tucker

Jeweler Elizabeth Tucker will help 10 students create a unique 3-inch wire wrapped Dream Catcher

You will have two choices of wire to choose from, (non-tarnish silver-plated or an antique copper) and a   variety of beads to choose from. There will be additional beads available to purchase. Class is limited to 10 participants, and the $38.00 fee covers instruction and supplies.

Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor.  No credit cards will be accepted. (480-836-9919)

 5-7pm (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2016:  “A Four Peaks Christmas” Art Class with Gloria M. Sanchez at FH Artists’ Gallery

Join Gloria for 2 ½ hours of FUN as she guides you to paint “Four Peaks with a Holiday Saguaro” under a star filled moon! You will have various crystals & ornaments to decorate your saguaro plus, choices between a 3D Santa hat or a bright shiny star to top off your saguaro.  You finished acrylic painting will be on a 12”x16 canvas. Templates will be provided for those who wish to use them. Class limit is 8.  

$35.00 all supplies included & No Experience Necessary

 Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor.  No credit cards will be accepted. (480-836-9919)

 4-6:30 p.m. (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

 NOVEMBER 6, 2016

Free Family Movie in the Park (scheduled)

Check Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation Website for more details.  http://www.experiencefountainhills.org/events/2016/movie-in-the-park

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2016:  Mountain Bike Fun Group Ride

Join this beginner-friendly group social ride at McDowell Mountain Park.

Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area; all skill levels are welcome. Many of McDowell’s trails are beginner friendly.  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 8:00am, so please arrive early for any prep time you may need. Please contact amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov with any questions.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 7,14,21,28, 2016:  Preschool Weekly Reading Group:  “Folklore and Turkey Tales”

Children 3-5 years old are invited to join us on the first four Mondays of each month for age appropriate stories, activities, & crafts that focus on developing early literacy skills. This month’s theme is “Folklore and Turkey Tales”; all kiddos must be accompanied by an adult.  10-11 a.m.; Library: Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 8,10,15,17, 2016:  Teens Make Decorations for the Fountain Hills Candy Cane Carnival

 

nov-8-hand-made-tree-decoThanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and we’re starting to feel the holiday spirit!  Grab a friend and stop by the teen area and help us make holiday decorations for our tree at the Fountain Hills Candy Cane Carnival. We will be decorating the Tree on November 19th—we’re counting on our Teen’s creativity to make our tree the most festive!

4 Craft Sessions; Tree Decorating on November 19; 3-5:00 p.m.

 

Teen Corner

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

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2016:  “Arizona Cardinal” with Ruth Stewart

nov-9-az-cardinalDiscover hidden talents and create your own “Arizona Cardinal” painting as Ruth Stewart guides her class of budding artists through her fail-safe instruction process. Using completely safe, non-toxic water miscible oils, her step by step approach will result in a charming 5”x7” painting on a gallery wrapped canvas featuring one of Arizona’s best loved birds, and there’s even pizza during a mid-class break!

Class is limited to 10 participants, and the $45.00 fee covers instruction and supplies.

 

Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor.  No credit cards will be accepted. Questions? Call the Gallery at 480-836-9919.

 5-9pm (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2016:  Fido-friendly Social hike at McDowell Mountain Park

Meet the Ranger at the Wagner Trailhead for this Fido friendly dog walk.  Meet your neighbors, and their furry friends on this easy, social hike. Learn tips to help keep your dog safe while you camp in the desert. Please make sure to have enough water for you and your dog. All dogs must be on a leash, and owners are required to clean up after their pets.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2016:  Veteran’s Day Celebration at Memorial in Fountain Park

 

nov-10-vfw-colorguardLocal veteran’s organizations will honor Veterans with a traditional color guard and remembrance at the War Memorial in Fountain Park.  The stirring setting is an uplifting backdrop to remember our men and women in uniform who have bravely fought for justice. This year’s event is organized by FH AmVets, with color guard by the FH VFW.

 

9 a.m.  Fountain Park on the South side; entrance and parking on El Lago Blvd.

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2016:  Sunset to Star-gazing Hike
nov-11starlight-hike-2Join easy hike to enjoy some stargazing! On Friday, 11/11/16, Veteran’s Day, all active and inactive military personnel will receive free day-use entry to Maricopa County Parks!

As the sun sets over the Sonoran Desert, join the Park Ranger and Fountain Hills Astronomy Club for a 3-mile hike to learn about the stars above. There will be frequent stops on this hike to provide an opportunity for stargazing. Please bring a flashlight, water, and wear appropriate shoes and clothing to be outside for a few hours.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 11, 12, 13, 2016:  FOUNTAIN FESTIVAL OF ARTS & CRAFTS

nov-12-fountain-hills-festivalImagine this:  kick off the day with an affordable “lumberjack breakfast” at the Kiwanis booth, lunch with the Rotary Club, and evening cocktails at the VFW Biergarten! And in between munches, you can stroll the Avenue of the Fountains, select Christmas gifts from your favorite vendors, find new treasures with a wide variety of Artisans, and revel in your good luck to be living in beautiful Fountain Hills.

The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts is one of the premier arts and crafts events in the entire Southwest, drawing nearly 500 artists of all types are center stage for three days each November in Fountain Hills. For everyone’s safety and security, you are encouraged to leave your pets at home, but kids and husbands are “OK.”

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Blvd

 

NOVEMBER 12, 26, 2016:  Unleash the Power of your E-devices!

 

nov-13-kindle-e-readerFancy E-devices can be very handy—if you know how to unlock their mysteries, that is. Bring your questions about downloading library items to your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other device, and we can help you feel “smarter than a 5th Grader.”  Please bring your fully charged portable device, device instructions, USB connection cable, library card and laptop (if you have one). Devices should be set up with e-mail account access and passwords.  12:30-2:00 p.m.; Library Conference room

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

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 12, 2016:  Free Animated Family Movie and Popcorn at the Library

 

Land Before Time

Land Before Time

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus makes an unlikely human friend in this animated film (Rated PG). (Perhaps “The Land Before Time?”) 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. A related children’s activity sheet will be available at the end of the movie. Once completed, it may be exchanged for a small prize.  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Library Conference Room

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

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2016:  “Holiday Art Cards” with watercolor & collage With Metal Artist April Bower

 
apri-brower-holiday-cardsJoin metal artist, April Bower to create a collection off hand-made Holiday Art Cards!  Glittering gold & silver, copper & red will add sparkle to your unique watercolor art cards.  April is a gifted artist and teacher, and you will have her guidance and the choice of art papers, metallic leaf and paint. By the end of the evening you will have created six cards and envelopes that you will be proud to mail to friends and family. Class size is limited to 10; $49 fee covers all supplies.

Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by cash or check made out to the instructor.  No credit cards will be accepted. Questions? Call the Gallery at 480-836-9919.   5-9 p.m. (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2016:  “A Four Peaks Christmas” Art Class with Gloria M. Sanchez

Join Gloria for 2 ½ hours of FUN as she guides you to paint “Four Peaks with a Holiday Saguaro” under a star filled moon! You will have various crystals & ornaments to decorate your saguaro plus, choices between a 3D Santa hat or a bright shiny star to top off your saguaro.  You finished acrylic painting will be on a 12”x16 canvas. Templates will be provided for those who wish to use them. Class limit is 8.  

$35.00 all supplies included & No Experience Necessary.

 Important note:  All classes require pre-registration at the Gallery, and fees are payable by check made out to the instructor.  No credit cards will be accepted. (480-836-9919)   5-7:30 p.m. (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2016:  Celebrate National “Take a Hike” Day

nov-16take-a-hikeTake advantage of National Take-a-Hike day with FREE entry into the park today! Join the Ranger for an interpretive walk along a desert wash trail. We will hike along the wash and discover some of the secrets of this beautiful area. Hike will be approximately 2 miles. Please make sure to have plenty of water and closed–toed shoes. Portions of this hike will be in a desert wash trail which can have deep sand, so please plan accordingly. Meet at the 4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area (make the first right turn after park entry station).  10-11:30 a.m.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2016:  Fountain Hills Library “Teens Giving Back” Program

If you’re looking for service learning hours or are looking for something nice to do for others with Thanksgiving approaching, then visit the library for our Teens Giving Back program. Come make “Blessing Rocks” for the volunteers of Meals on Wheels to give out with the meals they deliver.  Missing your Grandma or Grandpa or an Auntie or Uncle you hold dear?  Brighten the day for someone just like the ones you hold dear. We’ll be crafting from 5:30-7:30, so drop by and stay for as long as you can!

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2016:  Orme Dam Victory Days

nov-17-ft-mcdowell-reservationEach November, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Arizona celebrates their 1981 victory over the federal government, who proposed to construct the Orme Dam at the confluence of the Verde and Salt Rivers. The project would have flooded the reservation and relocated the Yavapai people. With limited financial resources, individuals from the community spearheaded an opposition movement that rallied the support of fellow tribal members, other Indian tribes and non-Indian groups.

By referendum in 1976, the community members voted 144 to 57 against selling their land to the federal government for the dam site. Then on November 12, 1981, after consulting with the Fort McDowell Tribal Council and the Governor’s Advisory Committee, Interior Secretary James Watt announced that Orme Dam would not be built.

The annual victory celebration includes:

  • Intertribal Powwow
  • All-Indian Rodeo
  • Basketball, softball, and golf tournaments
  • Yavapai Village, showcasing cultural performances from different tribes of the Southwest
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Authentic native food vendors

The Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds located on Hwy. 87 about 3 miles east of Shea Blvd.

https://nativeamerica.travel/experiences/fort-mcdowell-orme-dam-victory-days-pow-wow

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2016:  Introduction to Archery at McDowell Mountain Park

Archery is fun for people of all ages.  Participants will experience a safe introduction to international-style target archery. Equipment is provided. Space is limited. RSVP required. To RSVP, email amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov.  Additional details will be provided.  10-11:30 a.m.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2016:  “12 Hours of Fury” Cycle Race at McDowell Mtn Park

Fury NoBACKThe 12 Hours of Fury will test your body, mind and mountain biking skills. Beginning and ending at The Four Peaks Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Regional Park, the 15 mile loop is smooth, fast and fun. The most loops in 12 hours wins the championship!

10 a.m. start; pre-registration required. Print and mail your application:  12 Hours of Fury

http://4peaksracing.com/events/12-hours-of-fury-2016/

Location: 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 United States

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2016:  Celebrating Native American Heritage Month  In Fountain Hills

nov-19-jay-begayCelebrate Native American Heritage month with the dancing and stories by Jay Begay and Sons, and cultural foods and snacks by Chef Chrys Kill. Children will be invited to create his or her original sand painting.  Join us in the Centennial Circle between the Library and the Community Center. Join in this festive family celebration of Native American Heritage in Arizona.  10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Centennial Courtyard

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

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2016:  Celebrate International Games Day at the Library

It’s International Games Day, so bring the entire family to the library and let the play begin! If you enjoy playing tabletop games like Fluxx, Cranium, and Apples to Apples then this program was made for you! Games are multi-generational, and this perfect for all ages form teens to adults of all ages.  12:30-4:00 p.m.

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2016:  Join the 26th Annual Fountain Hills Turkey Trot

turkey-trot-2016We are celebrating 26 years of trotting!

Thanksgiving morning is the day for a great Fountain Hills tradition and some exercise before you hit the mashed potatoes and gravy!

Registration will be open through November 17 in person at Fountain Hills Town Hall or Community Center or online the Town website: Turkey Trot Registration. http://www.fh.az.gov/293/Turkey-Trot-5K-Fitness-Walk

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2016:  Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade Ranks 4th and 5th on Google!

nov-21-thanksgiving-day-paradeWhen anyone “Google’s” Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Day Parade is in the Top % nationally—like in the same company as the Famed Macy’s Parade in NYC!  While we wouldn’t say there is actually a comparison with a multi-million dollar extravaganza, it is one of our Town’s most treasured traditions.

The Southwest’s largest Thanksgiving parade goes “Glam” this year.  The theme of the floats and exhibits promises a glittering display of “Hollywood Holidays.”  Families line the route with chairs, tailgate parties, with cameras ablaze.

So stuff that turkey, then join the fun starting at 9 a.m. — Parade route runs from Saguaro and El Lago to Palisades to La Montana.  Pack up the hot chocolate and doughnuts and come on Down!

Include your company or organization in the festivities—The Chamber of Commerce encourages interested parties.  For registration rules and participation details, check: http://fountainhillschamber.chambermaster.com/events/

9-10 a.m.; For best seating, plan to arrive between 8-8:30a.m.

4-6p.m. on Sunday evening (classes start promptly)

The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 E. Ave of the Fountains #103, Fountain Hills, AZ., 85268

http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com/artworkshops

 

NOVEMBER 29, 2016:  Join the Fountain Hills Library Teen Council

Fountain Hills Branch Library wants YOU to join our Teen Council! The Fountain Hills Library, with the sponsorship of the Friends of the Library, provide hundreds of one of unusual activities and learning activities for the teens in the Fountain Hills area.  The Teen Council has a major role in the planning of activities and performances, and for improving the cozy Teen Corner.  This opportunity is open to teens from 12-18 years old.  Contact Heather Nelson for more information or drop in for more information on the 29th.

2:45-4:00 p.m. Library Conference Room

Fountain Hills Public Library

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

Halloween in the Hills: Time to Get Your Spooky On!

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Come on down to the Avenue of the Fountains Monday evening, October 31st to share the night with lots of other ghouls and goblins!  Halloween in the Hills is the best celebration of the spooky holiday this side of 6 feet under, with hundreds of local organizations and businesses collaborating.  Come walk amidst Sonoran Lifestyle’s sinister Spider Village cemetary.  Watch the Sami Fine Jewelry “Pets and Their People” parade, enjoy the games, trick-or-treating and other hyjinx that make up a great Halloween celebration.  4 pm to 8 pm!

Upstairs at Sonoran Lifestyle, we’ll have a quiet reprieve for the adults to enjoy the sights of the event from an elevated perch with an adult beverage.

 

 

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/

September in Fountain Hills is time to Connect and “Regroup”

williambutleryeats383082Whether your “group” likes to listen to live music, play ball, dance, sing, or just enjoy the splendor of a desert hike, September is not the end of summer in Arizona,  it is the beginning of the 2016-17 season of fun in Fountain Hills!

 

September is the time to renew friendships and catch up on “What I did last summer,” take in a class and master a new skill. So open your calendar and note the opening of the Fall activity season with musicals, a fabulous Homecoming Parade, Slide the City, Oktober Fest, and of course, Ballet Under the Stars.

Your friends at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invite you to check in to our Blog frequently for information on many interesting activities going on in and around the Fountain Hills area.

Please note: Some activities may change between the time we assemble our monthly list, so it’s best to call and confirm the information provided in our monthly “Save the Date.”

 

SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2016

The Town of Fountain Hills Dozens of NEW Classes Starting in September

Pic #1 Adult Art Class

The Town of Fountain Hills Recreation and Community Services Department launches another great season in September with dozens of NEW classes. New Hip Hop/Gymnastics, Ballet, Soccer and Basketball youth classes. Who could resist Fitness Bootcamp featuring jump ropes, two new exercise classes called “Melt”? Nerf Wars…French Camp for kids…Tap Dancing for Adults…Check it all out on line or in the Fall issue of The Loop.

Check out these and dozens of other interesting classes offered by the Town of Fountain Hills.

Register for adult and children activities online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation  or contact Anjelica Giardino at (480) 816-5132.

It’s easy and fast!

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

sept-2-toddlers-at-libraryStory Time for Toddlers at the Library

Children 18 -36 months old are invited to enjoy a special Toddler’s reading group during Story time on the first four Thursdays of each month.  This is a perfect opportunity to familiarize your child with the Library, a lifetime resource. Children will be introduced to early literacy skills through stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, and creative play. This month’s theme is “Animals”.

10-11 a.m.  Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2,9,16.23,30,2016

Friday Fitness Hikes at McDowell Mountain Park

This week’s (9/2/16) hike will begin from the Trailhead Staging Area. Hike distance will be between 8-12 miles. Bring plenty of water, and snacks and make sure to have comfortable shoes & clothing. Hike will be led by Kevin B.

The Friday Fitness hikes are for experienced hikers who can manage 5 miles or more.  They are held each Friday and launch from a different location.  Check the Park monthly calendar for locations.

6:30 AM – 9:30a.m.

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2-30, 2016

3-furious-georgeFree Live music at the Lucky 7 Saloon, Fort McDowell Casino

Visit the fort McDowell Casino’s Lucky 7 Saloon for live music, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.  Bands featuring Jazz, Country, Reggae and even an 80’s tribute band—David Bowie and Duran Duran come to mind!

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2- 18, 2016

4chitty-chitty-bang-bang“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” comes to the Fountain Hills Theater

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas! Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious”.

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/

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

sept-5-reptileReptile Feeding at McDowell Mountain Park

The Park’s resident reptiles will wow you with their appetites as they devour their dinner! Learn about these fascinating creatures and experience a part of nature that is rarely observed in the wild. Meet at the Visitor Center for this program.

1:30 – 2:00p.m.

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

Mountain Bike Fun Ride

Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Park. All skill levels are welcome. Many of McDowell’s trails are beginner friendly. 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. Riders must wear a helmet and BYOB (Bring your own bike). Wheels down at 6:30am, so please arrive early for any prep time you may need. Please contact amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov with any questions.

6:30 – 8:30a.m.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park; 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr,MMRP, AZ 85268 http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/mcdowell-mountain-regional-park/

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

sept-6-cheng-and-engMonthly Book Discussion Explores the Strange Life of Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss

Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and Eng Bunker were international celebrities before the age of twenty. Touring the world’s stages as a circus act, they settled in the American South just prior to the Civil War. They eventually married two sisters from North Carolina, fathering twenty-one children between them, and lived for more than six decades never more than seven inches apart, attached at the chest by a small band of skin and cartilage.

3-5 p.m.  Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016

Adult Coloring and Relaxation Group

Coloring exotic creations is soothing and fun. Come relax and color with others who love this quiet and rewarding exercise. Supplies as well as refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch! Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

12-2 p.m.  Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

sept-7-night-rideSummer Night Ride Series

Get out and enjoy the cool desert nights! These rides in McDowell Mountain Park provide a great way to get together with your fellow mountain bikers during the long, hot summer.  Riders must have a helmet, and a light system designed for mountain biking with batter power for 3 hours of riding.  Fountain Hills Bikes supports these rides and the local biking community by providing an after-ride snack. Meet at the PB Trailhead Staging Area

7:30 – 10:00p.m.

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

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

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

sept-7atheatermania“I’ll take Fountain Hills for 800, Alex”

Are you a novice theater-goer or a know-it-all aficionado? Join our actors, techies, staff and board members as we play the ultimate game of theatrical knowledge. From show tunes to scenery, leading ladies to lighting cues, this will be the ultimate opportunity to see where your knowledge lies. Join our live “studio audience” and enter for a chance to challenge the contestants on the Fountain Hills theater stage as our own ‘Alex Trebek’, Peter J. Hill, poses questions, takes wagers and is joined by surprise guest performers with live clues!

The evening will consist of four games culminating in the ultimate play-off Daily Double show down! Win prizes, enjoy snacks, a cash bar and a whole lot of laughs! Admission is $20 per person.

→PLEASE NOTE: Event will be held at the Fountain Hills Community Center

13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

http://www.fhtaz.org/

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

sept-8-mystery Adult Mystery Book Discussion Group at the FH Library

Do you enjoy reading “who-done-its” whether they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Join the

Mystery Reading Group and learn about new authors to explore. This month the group will be

discussing Memory Man by David Baldacci. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

6:30-8p.m.  Fountain Hills Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 19, 26, 2016

Fountain Hills Teen Coding Club

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? 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; prior registrations required by September 11, 2016. Contact Number: 602-652-3250.

Club for age group 14-19 will meet on September 12, 19, 26, and 2016;

3:30-5:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

sept-9-solar-ovenSolar Oven Cooking for Kids 5-11 Years Old

Solar energy is a form of energy from the sun. Like electricity and gas, solar energy can also be used as power. Harness the power of solar energy to cook s’mores with a solar oven. For Children 5-11 Years Old. Registration needed prior to 9/17/2016.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2016

sept-10pink-cactus-flowerCreate a beautiful “Pink Cactus Flower” on the 18th

Create a beautiful “Yellow Cactus Flower” on the 19th with Ruth Stewart 

 

Ruth Stewart will guide you using non-toxic water miscible oils to paint on a 12”x12” gallery wrapped canvas. No Frame Needed!  All supplies included except paint brushes which can be rented from Ruth for $5.00 or you may bring your own. Students may also buy brush kits for $40.00.

Cost of each class is $55.00, or you may register for both for $100.

9:30 a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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

info@fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Family Movie at the Library

This unanimated film (rated PG) stars a young woman with the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and stepmother who are out to ruin her life. She meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with a little help from her fairy godmother. 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.

10a.m. -12 p.m.  Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendaR

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

sept-11paint-your-petFountain Hills Artists Gallery Presents: “Paint Your Pet” with Kelly Bowman 

Acrylic artist, Kelly Bowman will guide students on a journey of painting a colorful portrait of their own pet; starting with the layout, then the actual painting. Your finished painting will be on a 9”x12” canvas.

Please register in advance as class size is limited.

1-5 p.m. Fee: $45 for class and supplies

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

info@fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

 Driver’s Permit test just around the corner?

Free 90-minute teen traffic safety workshop! AAA’s new 90-minute program – free for parents and teens – is a game show style workshop that offers education and resources to teens preparing to take their written permit test. This program is open to any adult or teen student getting ready to take their permit test. Registration ends 9/18/2016.

6:00-7:30 p.m.   Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 22 & 28, 2016

pic-1-adult-art-class“Sunset Stroll” with Gloria M. Sanchez at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

 Join Gloria for a Fun evening of painting & wine! During this two hour class you will paint a 12”x16”image of a family of Quails out for a “Sunset Stroll” in acrylics using the bright vivid colors of the Arizona sky. Absolutely no drawing experience needed. She will provide templates for the Quails and cacti for those who would like to use them. Drop into the Gallery to register and pay $35.00 fee.

6-8 p.m.   Fee: $35 for class and supplies

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

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Adult Book Discussion Group:  Jodi Picoult

Discuss Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. Discussion questions and meeting dates for all books and authors are available in our Reading Club booklet at the Customer Service Desk. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

Fountain Hills Library Conference Room;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 9, 2016

 Fountain Hills Youth Theater Presents Musical ‘Charlotte’s Web’

The Musical version of the classic story by E. B. White has all the enchanting characters we love: 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; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte takes them on an amazing journey in this beautiful play about friendship.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7pm & 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/

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Ballet Under the Stars

Jay Schlum in Tutu

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

Don’t miss the Sonoran Lifestyle Gang’s favorite event — Ballet Under the Stars and the “Tutu Previw.”  Friday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Fountain Park, Ballet Arizona kicks off its 2016-17 season. This free celebration of dance is a family tradition in Fountain Hills.

But Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate’s pre-ballet party is another fun tradition to be savored. We are offering pre-ballet treats, with a new twist: a “Best Tutu Adornment” contest! This is a great time to reconnect with friends after the long summer, so give them a call and bring them along!

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Pre-Party

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains

Ballet Under the Stars, Fountain Park, Saguaro Blvd and Palisades Blvd

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Front Porch Concert Series- Nouveau Papillon

The name “Nouveau Papillon” means New Butterfly, the contemporary duo Mark Bensette Aux Bois and Scott. Scott had the initial idea for the name due to the free flowing nature of the music they were creating together. Mark suggested adding “Nouveau” because what they had to offer to the world was new and refreshing and could be difficult to pigeon hole into a known genre. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

2:00-3:30 p.m. Reading Lounge

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

“Early Bird” Walk in the Park

Join birder Joe Ford for an early morning walk along the Mule Deer Trail to look and listen for the many bird species that live in and pass through the White Tanks. Bring your bird book, binoculars and water.  Please leave your dog at home, as they will interrupt the birding experience. Hikers should gather by 7:15 at the Nature Center.

7:30 – 8:30a.m.

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

sept-16-child_guitarSchool of Rock with Scott Hallock for Tweens and Teens, 12-18 years

If you are an intermediate musician (piano, guitar, bass, percussion, ukulele, mandolin, flute, sax, cello or vocals), join our band under the direction of Scott Hallock. During this 8 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. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. REGISTRATION MUST BE MADE BEFORE 9/20/2016 – Contact: Heather Nelsen: 602-652-3256

4:00-5:30 P.M. Library Conference Room

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

 

SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2016

17-oktoberfest-2016Oktoberfest is Full of Family Fun

Fountain Hills annual Oktoberfest in the Park has grown to be one of the largest celebrations of all things German in the Valley. German music and dancing, brats and German beer, and bouncy entertainments for the kiddies make this a rollicking family event.

Of course there will be dozens of opportunities to do the “Chicken Dance”, and the polka is the dance of choice all evening. The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is a celebration of authentic German traditions. Our band is flown in from Germany, our brats, apple strudel and pretzels are prepared with secret recipes, and the beer is brewed in Germany guided by the German purity law that originated in 1516! Everyone is encouraged to compete in contests for fun and prizes such as the famous Bier Stein holding competition and the Alphorn blowing contest.

For more information call 480-­235­-7134 or visit www.Oktoberfestfountainhills.com.

5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday in Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd, 85268

 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

sept-18-silver-aspenFountain Hills Artists Gallery presents “Silver Aspen/Copper Sky” with April Bower  

Metal artist, April Bower will teach you the art of silver leafing to create a unique painting on copper. You will also learn some simple tricks to give your trees a natural look. Plus, using Gold leaf you will give your leaves the shimmering essence of autumn aspen. Your finished piece will be 11×14” and ready to hang! No experience necessary

4-8 p.m.   Fee: $75 for class and supplies

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

August Activities Move Inside Where It’s Cool!

 

#1 4 peaks morning 008

“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

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

 

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 www.fortmcdowellcasino.com/index.php/shows.

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.

www.fortmcdowellcasino.com/index.php/shows

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

info@fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

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. www.actoutaz.org Learn more about Arizona Young Actors’ Alliance athttp://azyoungactors.blogspot.com/

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

http://www.fhtaz.org/

 

 

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.

www.fortmcdowellcasino.com/index.php/promotions/summerland-tour-2016

 

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

info@fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

 

 

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

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/events/

 

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 http://www.fhtaz.org/

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

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→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.

Fountain Hills Resorts Offer Stay and Play Specials

It’s often said that living in Fountain Hills is like living in a Resort, and in most ways, it’s absolutely true.  So, why let tourists have all the Fun? Sample one or more special summer relaxation packages just minutes from your door.

Copperwynd Resort and Club

CopperwyndSummer Staycation Package

  • Package as low as $159 / double occupancy (per night plus tax)
  • King or Queen Room with terrace and views of Four Peaks mountain range
  • $25 Dining Credit
  • Access to all resort amenities including two swimming pools, outdoor whirlpool, nine lighted tennis courts, a 5,000-sq-ft Fitness Center with spin and yoga studios, daily fitness classes, and men’s and women’s steam and whirlpool.

Add-Ons:

  • Pamper Package Add-On – $89 per person (excludes tax and 20% gratuity)
    – Choice of 60-minute Amethyst Awakening Massage or Facial
    – Choose one enhancement: paraffin hand and foot treatment, or illuminating eye treatment
  • Ultimate Fyt/X Package Add-On-$20 per person
    – Participate in our signature fitness-focused high-intensity training class, or Sunrise Yoga on our view lawn. Offered daily.

480-333-1900 to reserve your guest room; http://www.copperwynd.com/

13225 North Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills, Arizona, 85268

 

Eagle Mountain Golf Resort & The Inn at Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain SpaSpa and Stay Package

Enjoy a private casita with Golf, Mountain or Valley of the Sun Views. Take advantage of our low summer rates (starting at $89.per night) with an added bonus of a $50 spa voucher to use during your stay or through August 31, 2016.

To insure availability, Spa appointments need to be scheduled prior to arrival by calling 480-522-1041. *Each certificate can be used towards one regular price massage, facial or body treatment. Cannot combine with any other discount, voucher, or another spa certificate. Auto gratuity will be applied to the Spa appointment and the certificate cannot be applied towards the gratuity.

Spa and Golf Package

Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our spacious suites and create your own unique getaway with your choice of any two:  50-minute therapeutic massage*, 1 round of golf at Eagle Mountain Golf Course, or a bottle of Flora Springs wine.  $149 per night (including weekends) with free Wi-Fi and no resort fee.  Valid for stays through August 31, 2016. Please call in advance of stay to schedule Spa and Tee Times.

Special rates will also apply for friends and family group bookings.

Inn at Eagle Mountain Resort, www.innateaglemountain.com

9800 N Summer Hill Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 816-3000

 

We Ko Pa Resort at Fort McDowell Casino

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club Cholla Course #2, Approach to the green Fort McDowell, Arizona, USA

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Cholla Course #2, Approach to the green
Fort McDowell, Arizona, USA

Sun-Sational Summer Packages

Discover the beauty, tranquility and culture of Arizona’s captivating Sonoran Desert at the AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center! Rates as low as $99, waived resort fees, and $25.00 Resort Credit per Night. Packages vary, but some include 25% off of Spa services and $20.00 Casino slot credit at the adjacent Fort McDowell Casino. Summer rates will also apply to the WeKoPa Golf Club, and transportation from the resort to Club is provided for Resort guests.

Call for reservations and to schedule Spa and Golf: (480) 789-5300 http://www.wekoparesortandconferencecenter.com

We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center · 10438 N Fort McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85264