Category Archives: Friends & Family

5 Amazing Opportunities for Continuous Learning from The Fountain Hills Community Center

Life-long learning is how you improve as a person, bit by bit and day by day.  The Fountain Hills Community Center wants to encourage you to be a learner all your life by providing you with these amazing opportunities to continuous learning:


January 18, 2017

FOODSENSE A to Z by Nutrition Consultant, Sharon Madsen: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Easy tips and tricks to start your year off on the right foot. Diets DIE….
create new lifestyle changes that stick. Sharon Madsen is a Nutrition Consultant, Western Herbalist. For more information, visit her website at:

January 19, 2017


Larry Zuiker, hiker and photographer, has been taking pictures of Arizona’s wildlife and plants for over 40 years. He has been able to get very close to them using his 100-digital power zoom and macro lens. He has encountered these animals and plants on the many trails he has hiked, near his home and in some of the most unusual places around the state. Experience how he came face to face with a Bighorn Ram in Aravaipa Wilderness, why a mother Great Horned Owl decided to discard 1 of 3 eggs, where to find wild horses in Arizona, close-up views of Arizona’s incredible diversity of plants and the animals which love them, scorpions which can be handheld, close encounters with rattlesnakes and other venomous creatures, and deer in the city.

 January 26, 2017

Catch Your Breath… We can Teach You How! (COPD and Energy Conservation):  2:00 – 3:00pm

Learn about the available treatment interventions for those living with chronic lung disease. This will include discussion of breath retraining, use of an inspiratory muscle trainer, and other tailored exercise airway clearance techniques as it relates to pulmonary rehab.

Weight Loss: Effective and Safe ways to lose 20-40 pounds!: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Nick Schultz with Schultz Chiropractic Clinic

 January 31, 2017

How to Avoid Injury on the Tennis Courts: 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

A physical therapist from Spooner & Shaft will present a series of Health Talks.

All courses require pre-registration. The Course is free for 2017 members, and for non-members there is a $5.00 fee. Stop by the Community Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to reserve your seat.

5 Ground-Breaking Activities to Shaken Your Week

Looking for something to shake up your week of January 9th -17th? We have you covered! Here are 5 ground-breaking activities going on at the Fountain Hills Public Library and Community Center to brighten your week:

 January 9, 2017

Youth invited Join Garden Club at the Library

The library now has a plot in the community garden, and we want tgarden-resource-ctr-thumbhe young people in Fountain Hills to help tend it! Join the library staff for a presentation on gardening by master gardener Evelyn Brumfield, and stick around afterward to help decide what to grow. Then come back on January 13th to help break ground and launch this fun new project!

3-5:30 p.m.

Fountain Hills Community Library;

12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 602-652-3250

 January 10, 2017

Light up your Life with a Unique “neon light” of your own design

Curious how to make a neon sign using EL wire and tape? Come by the library after school!  Instructors will be in the Teen Corner until 5 PM teaching this fun skill. Stop by and brighten up your bedroom with a sign of your own! Think of your next
Patio Party with custom lighting??? Fabulous!

Fountain Hills Community Library;
12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 602-652-3250

 January 11, 2017

Lichen Seminar Featuring Pat Webber of the Desert Botanic Garden Club

The Desert Botanic Garden Club is hosting a seminar on Lichens at the Community Center. The seminar will be hosted in the Navajo Room from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Desert Botanic Garden Club is limiting it to twenty-five spaces. There are 3 spaces left for the lecture; if you are interested in participating please call Carol Ayres at 480-837-8290.

Fountain Hills Community Center; 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 13, 2017

Garden Ground-breaking for Youth Gardening Club

 Join us as we officially break ground on the library’s community garden plot. Help us plant our first crop, and if you’d like to continue tending our plot throughout the semester, sign up to be a part of our new gardening club!  Attendee must be between the ages of 8 Years and 18 Years old.

3-5 p.m.
Fountain Hills Community Library; 12901 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 602-652-3250youth_gardening

January 17,2017

“Project Linus” Monthly Meeting; Teens and Adults

“Project Linus” is a National Non-profit organization dedicated to providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

The Fountain Hills Chapter of Project Linus volunteers find this activity to be rewarding and fun service opportunity to help infants and children in need. Interested in making blankets but new to knitting or crocheting? No problem! Drop in from 3 to 4, and we’ll teach you how! More experienced? Come by from 4 to 5 for our advanced hour, or feel free to come for the entire meetup and help teach others. Supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!

3-4 p.m. beginner’s hour

4-5 p.m. advanced hour

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


3 Amazing Parks in Fountain Hills: Something For Everyone

There is never a bad time to visit Fountain Hills amazing parks. We rounded up 3 parks that are unique and fun:

1. Rotary Musical Park in Fountain Park:img_0444

Located in the heart of Fountain Park, the Rotary Musical Park offers a unique play experience by providing children and adults the opportunity to play with a variety of fourteen different musical instruments. These innovative instruments offer people away to express their creativity through a unique soundscape and sculptural design in an outdoor environment.

2. Dog Park at Desert Vista Park:

One of the places to visit is the Dog Park at Desert Vista Park. One of trecreation-blog-photos-11he premiere dog parks in Fountain Hills provides a convenient place for your canine to take a quick exercise break. This beautiful and pristine dog park provides a three- acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. Shaded benches are available to sit and chat with other like-minded dog lovers. Trash bins all around
and baggies provided so the area stays clean. Your dog will thank you for visiting this lovely park!

3. Golden Eagle Park:

Golden Eagle Park is a must place for families. This diverse park occupies twenty-five acres off Golden Eagle Boulevard, just north of Fountain Hills High Scimg_0501hool on Palisades Boulevard. This parks boasts a hardball diamond, three lighted multi-purpose fields for softball, little league baseball, and youth soccer. Families bring their children to play in two shaded “tot lot” play structures, one is designed for toddlers and the others for older children. This park is a must visit for families.






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:


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!

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 ;

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.


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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit:


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

For more information, please visit:

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

For more information, please visit:

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

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Art on the Avenue Each Thursday in Fountain Hills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 5:  Chamber of Commerce Special Community Event

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

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

Scott Hallock TiggersNovember 5:  Scott Hallack and the Tiggers

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

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

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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

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

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

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

Check out Docent Led Artwalks

November 7:  Get Your Art On

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



November 7:  Free Birds… Movie in the Park

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

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

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

Fun for all ages at CopperWynd Women’s Tennis Challenge


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

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

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

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

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Blues Hall of Famer Leon J at Jazz in the Hills

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

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

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

Artist Gallery, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

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

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

November 19:  Fountain Hills Chamber Connect Monthly Breakfast

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

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Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers at Fountain Hills Library

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

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

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

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



Turkey Trot 201525th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

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

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

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

November 1-30, Fountain Hills Activity Center  Classes

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

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

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