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On Your Marks: 25th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

November 26, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

Turkey-Trot_070915_Page_2-300x288Before your put your turkey in the oven.  Before you bundle up the family to enjoy Fountain Hills’ fabulous Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 am.  Be sure to don your favorite turkey-day duds and come join the fun of the 25th Annual Fountain Hills Turkey Trot 2015.  

To commemorate this anniversary, a new run distance will be added to this year’s event – a 5 miler!  There are 3 Trots that will begin at 7:30 am, :  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.  For more information, go to Turkey Trot 2015

Celebrate St. Patricks in Fountain Hills – Two Ways!

The Beautiful Green Fountain at 12 Noon on St. Patricks Day

The Beautiful Green Fountain at 1:00 pm, Sunday March 15th, then at 12:00 on St. Patricks Day, Tuesday March 17th

There’s no better place to celebrate the Wearin O’ the Green than Fountain Hills’ Fountain Park.  Relax on the grass at the Amphitheater as the day unfolds with Irish music, contests, games for the kids, and—of course—great food and beer.

 

The Sons of AMVETS of Squadron 7 and the Town of Fountain Hills, AZ are hosting the annual celebration 10AM to 6PM on Sunday, March 15th.   In a tradition that dates back to the early 1980’s, watch as the World Famous Fountain turns emerald green at 1PM to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! $5 per person, 21 & over.

Then, on Tuesday, March 17th, the Fountain will again turn green at noon!  That day, visit Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate as we serve up Irish Coffees throughout the day.  We’ll have green beads and other fun St. Patrick’s items to help you “get your green on!.”

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Grapeables at Plaza Fountainside for Perfect Evenings!

Grapeables Wine Bar at the Fountain is THE place for music, good food and great wines!

Grapeables Wine Bar at the Fountain is THE place for music, good food and great wines!

Looking for a fun place to enjoy the perfect Arizona evenings?  Head over to o Grapeables Wine Bar at the Plaza Fountainside for music, entertainment, and wine tasting!

Friday Oct. 31st is our Halloween party and pumpkin carving contest!  There will be live music, drink specials and many surprises.  Come in costume with a carved pumpkin for prizes a spooky fun time!

Tuesday November 4th the Ladies Night events continue with a Chloe and Isabel jewelry party.  Jessica Campbell will be in the store with her products starting at about 6:00 and extended happy hour for ladies all night.  Come have a drink and get a jump on Christmas shopping.

Thursday and Friday November 6th and 7th at 6:30 are the Club Wine Nights.  Lisa Rein will be in to highlight some of the smaller vintage Hahn Family wines.  There will be door prizes and give-aways too!

Saturday November 8th at 4:00 pm is the Plaza Fountainside Annual Wine Walk.  Come and buy a glass for $20 and you will get to taste 13 different Spanish wines as you walk through the plaza and enjoy the cooler weather.

Tuesday November 18 at 6:30, Lisa with Vino750 will be back in the store with three more great wines to try.

 

This Weeks Entertainment

Wednesday October 29th 6:30-9:00 and Saturday November 1st from 7:00-10:30! – Stephanie,  Bruce, and Bobby are a local fan favorite at the Grape. They have a great sound made up of angelic vocals from Stephanie, a rhythmic percussion beat provided by Bruce, and the deep bass undertone of Bobby, so stop on by and see them this Wednesday for a highly entertaining evening.

Friday October 31st from 7:00-10:30 for our Halloween Party!!!  Melanie and Van are an acoustic duo with a wide variety of music ranging from rock artists such as: Elvis Presley, The Eagles, CCR, Simon and Garfunkel, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, etc…. country artists such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Shania Twain, The Judds, etc…and R&B artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye. Their variety make them perfect for all occasions.

 

Not currently a member of Grapeables’ Wine Club? With lots of benefits including free monthly tastings, free special events with wine makers, discounts on every bottle purchase, and an opportunity to taste very low production, hard-to-find wines, you’re missing out on a great opportunity! Come in or Call 480-816-5959 to join.

For more information on membership or upcoming events visits www.grapeableswinebar.com

First Quarter, 2014 Market Review for Fountain Hills: Normal is Anything but Boring!

Sonoran 1stQtr2014 MarketReportAfter years of boom & bust, buyer’s markets then seller’s markets, foreclosures, short sales, bank takeovers, and all sort of trials and tribulations, it’s fairly easy to say with an ounce of confidence and a pinch of skepticism that our local market is……..at least for a little while……normal.

Normal, of course, is highly subjective, but here’s our take on what “normal” looks like in 2014 and early 2015.

Some properties will sell.  But some will not.  Prices will go up.  But some will go down.

“Normal” is a predicable balance of unpredictable trends, fueled by factors as various as seasonal traffic, out-of-state climates, mortgage lending programs, school ratings, the condition of streets and parks, abundance of activities and Home Depot specials.

As you will see in our 1st Quarter, 2014 Market Review, prices of homes remained somewhat consistent (and  on the rise, depending on the period of time you use to analyze the data), yet there are 20% more homes on the market than one year ago and significantly less home buyers–28% less for the 1st quarter ending 2014 compared to 2013.  But wait…Supply is UP and Demand is DOWN…yet prices remain constant.  That would drive any economics student crazy.  Unless the economics student understood the passion behind buying a home.

In the absence of institutional investers (which are virtually gone from our market), most home buying decisions are made with 2 parts science and 3 parts emotion.  We’ve noticed there are two kinds of sales in this market:  1) Well put-together homes with many of the factors that buyers are seeking. These sell quickly and at top dollar, or; 2) Homes that need TLC or some amount of rework…but they sell because they are priced well and affordably.  However, it’s the homes that DON’T SELL that bear studying.  These are the homes that are starting to climb signficantly in Days on Market.  They are generally not updated…may not have a good open view…do not offer the right features, floorplan or amenties…yet they are priced commensurate with homes that have all the right factors.  All in all, a bad pricing decision that suggests the need for some coaching in market evaluation or home improvements…or both.

The great news is that Fountain Hills is still a very attractive destination for home buyers of all ages.  Frankly, even for those families that feel priced out of the market.  There are a number of larger homes with family-friendly floorplans and yards that are priced competitevely.  In addtion, we know of some attractive 5% down programs that, when combined with Seller provided closing cost assistance can be very attractive to families wanting good quality of life and room to grow.

If all of the above sounds complex and like a lot of hard work, then you get an “A” for paying attention.  In a “normal” market, real estate sales do not come easy as they did in 2004-2007.  They require expertise, hard work, perserverence and good old fashioned elbow grease.  Yet the rewards can be satisfying, especially in a market like Fountain Hills that is eager to reward those who “do it right.”

For a copy of our 21-page 1st Quarter, 2014 Market Review, contact your Sonoran Lifestyle Sales Associate or call 480-816-5557.

I HEART Fountain Hills!

Do You “Heart”  Fountain Hills?

Two very busy Ladies, Jean and Ally, in Fountain Hills were always missing out on events and happenings here in Town. To make sure they knew what was going on they started their own calendar of events.

They found out by word of mouth that lots of other people were missing out on I-heart-logo-white-background-77x398events, especially for those with small children. That is when I Heart Fountain Hills started!

These ladies have a fantastic calendar of events that has Jammed Packed Days of events for Toddlers and small children!  They also have a great section that has links to evenings out, events locally and in Scottsdale.

They have a blog that is also great to follow and learn about everything from meal planning to events and posted pictures!  Check it out at www.iheartfountainhills.com.

 

1 Million Thermostats Recalled Due To Fire Risk!!

Check to Be Safe!

Thermostat-recall-jpg1 Million Thermostats have been recalled due to a risk of starting fires. These thermostats are made by White-Rodgers, but some have different brand names printed on the front, including ComfortSentry, DICO, Emerson, Frigidaire, Maytag, Nutone, Partners Choice, Rheem, Ruud, Unico, Water Furnace, Westinghouse and Zonefirst.

These units were sold for between $30 and $70 from January 2006 until December 2013. 740,000 were sold in the US and 403,000 in Canada.

Recalled thermostats don’t have a battery icon on the left side of its blue lighted screen, the CPSC said. Customers should call White-Rodgers at 888-624-1901 or register at www.regcen.com/1f8recall/ .

White-Rodgers, based in St. Louis, Mo., is a division of Emerson Electric Co. The thermostats were made in China.

 

The Desert is Coming Alive!

102212208ml 1027-met county parksMcDowell Mountain Regional Park is stirring with wildlife as it warms up outside. All our wildlife that has been dormant for the cooler months is coming back out to explore!

Park Ranger Amy has many classes and hikes arranged that take you out through the Sonoran Desert to learn about our unique environment an friendly co-inhabitants.

The hikes vary from Beginner to Difficult, classes about snakes and birds and even how local vegetation can be used in medicinal ways!  Here’s a line-up of April events:

Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead – 4/11/2014

Desert Medicinals– McDowell Park – 4/12/2014

Fridays Fitness Hike *DIFFICULT* – OUTSIDE OF PARK- Tom’s Thumb Trailhead- 128th St – 4/18/2014

Early Bird Desert Birdwalk –Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park – 4/19/2014

Birding By Ear- Desert Learning Series program- McDowell Park – 4/19/2014

Ancient Petroglyph Walk – McDowell- Youth Camp Area – 4/23/2014

Tortoise Talks – McDowell Park Visitor Center – 4/23/2014

Fridays Fitness Hike – *STRENUOUS* -Sonoran Trail- (Meet @ end Golden Eagle Blvd) – McDowell – 4/25/2014

Reptile and Live Animal Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park – 4/25/2014

True Creepy Crawlies of the Desert- McDowell Park – 4/29/2014

The Secret life of Saguaros – McDowell – 4/30/2014

Please click on the following link to see all that is available. The entrance of $6 per vehicle is usually the only cost to attend these informative events.

http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell/rmative events

 

 

Fountain Hills Library Comes Alive In April!!!

The Fountain Hills Library is Springing Alive with lots to do!

Library InteriorThis April the Library is offering classes that suite everyone. The events planned are as varied as reading, film classes an even how to use those E-Readers! Even though these classes require registration they are still free.

Get down to your Library and enjoy all there is to offer!

 

 CHILDREN: 

HAPPILY EVER AFTER ON THURSDAY

April 3, 10, 17, 24 (Thursdays) 10-11 a.m.

Toddlers, birth to 3-years-old, are invited to join us each Thursday morning for age-appropriate stories, activities, & crafts. This month’s theme is “ABCs.” Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

PAWS 2 READ

April 5 (Saturday) 10-11:30 a.m.

Ages 4-12. Paws 2 Read pairs registered therapy animals, such as Roy (a yellow Lab), and their handlers with young readers. These dogs love to be read to and enjoy the company of children. Participants increase their reading levels and word recognition naturally, without intimidation, and develop a greater desire to read. A 15-minute time slot with animals will be available by sign-up sheet on the day of the program. Children’s Area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

STEM @ the LIBRARY: SLIME BY MAD SCIENCE

April 5 (Saturday) 3-4 p.m.

Ages 5-8. Explore the exciting world of polymers, the chemical reactions we use to create them and the inner workings of silly putty. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime.  Registration needed. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

April 7 (Monday) 10-11:30 a.m.

Ages 0-5. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a “BEARY” special story time in front of the library. Story, games, and craft booths will be set up around the Centennial Circle. Bring your sack lunch and make it a real Teddy Bear Picnic. Cookies and juice will be provided. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Centennial Courtyard.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

April 12 (Saturday) 8-10 a.m.

Take a turn spinning the library’s prize wheel at the town’s Eggstravaganza celebration. Stay for the finale egg hunt as hundreds of kids scramble to pick up over 15,000 eggs stuffed with candy and other prizes. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Fountain Park.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

EVENT SERIES: ARIZONA CHILDREN’S AUTHORS JANA BOMMERSBACH & CONRAD STORAD

April 12 (Saturday) 10-11 a.m.

Ages 4-12. Join us for some animal fun! Arizona journalist Jana Bommersbach will talk about her recent children’s book Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale. Popular children’s author and science writer Conrad J. Storad introduces us to the amazing world of rattlesnakes in his book Rattlesnake Rules. This author visit was funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library as part of their Event Series. No registration needed. Reading Lounge. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

ONCE UPON A MONDAY

April 14, 21, 28 (Mondays) 10-11 a.m.

Preschoolers, 3-5-years-old, are invited to join us each Monday morning for age-appropriate stories, activities, & crafts. “Preschool Concepts: Alphabets & Numbers”. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

STEM @ the LIBRARY: MARIGOLDS FOR MOM

April 30 (Wednesday) 4-5 p.m.

Children of all ages. Jano Nightingale, a local landscape designer and horticulturist, will explain the life cycle of a plant as it grows. Children will create a memorable gift for Mother’s Day. Each child will receive a terra cotta pot to decorate as they please, and then plant bright flowers in each pot.Registration needed. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TWEENS

WRITE-ON

April 1-30 (All Day)

Ages 9-12. Looking for a fun way to express yourself? Write-On! is a self-directed, creative writing activity. Tweens have a chance to write poetry, secret codes, cartoon captions, and much more! This month’s theme is “National Poetry Month.” Exchange your completed project for a small prize & movie ticket drawing entry. Look for your creative work on the Write-On! bulletin board. One activity sheet per library visit. Worksheets/supplies in Children’s Area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TWEENS & TEENS

MINECRAFT TOURNAMENT

April 4 (Friday) 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Ages 10-18. Do you play Minecraft? Think you can win the grand competition prize? Join our 2-player 4-team tournament and compete for 1st place. Participants are required to be 10 and older. Registration needed. Teen Corner. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fountain Hills Library. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TEENS

CHAIN REACTION (VIDEO CLUB)

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Wednesdays) 2-3 p.m.

Chain Reaction is a group of teens with an interest in creating videos. Help with pre-production (writing); production (filming); and post-production (editing).  Chain Reaction works with live-action and animation.  Check out our group and help us create a collaborative work each month. Funded by the Friends of the Fountain Hills Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

GUITAR CLUB (PERFORMANCE─NOT INSTRUCTION)

April 7, 14, 21, 28 (Mondays) 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Bring your axe and come shred with us. Beware, discussion may ensue about trends, theories, tricks, tips & techniques. Funded by the Friends of the Fountain Hills Library. Centennial Courtyard. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TEEN COUNCIL

April 29 (Tuesday) 3:30-4:30p.m.

Fountain Hills Branch Library wants YOU on our Teen Council. Plan & implement activities and performances; represent your community; and support your library. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

ALL AGES

LIBRARY eBOOKS FOR YOUR iPAD, ANDROID TABLET OR SMARTPHONE

April 4 (Friday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us to learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s Overdrive service to read on your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Android phone. To download an eBook during the class, please bring your library card and PIN.Registration needed. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

STEM @ the LIBRARY: LIFT OFF—THE ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

April 9 (Wednesday) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Get ready for the flight of a lifetime. Enjoy fun interactive experiments that assist families in exploring physics in new ways. From Bernoulli’s Principle to our one-person hovercraft, this festival guarantees fun and learning for the entire family. Reading Lounge.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

E-DEVICE SUPPORT

April 12 & 26 (Saturdays) 12:30-2 p.m.

Need support downloading library items to your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other e-device? We can help! Stop by the library with your portable device and instructions on alternating Saturdays. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

ATTENDEES NEED TO COME PREPARED AS FOLLOWS:

            Bring your portable device and instructions.

           Devices should be fully charged.

           Bring your USB connection device cable.

          Bring your library card, user ID and password.

Devices should be set up with e-mail account access and passwords.

Bring your laptop if you have one.

 

LEARN4LIFE ONLINE CLASSES

April 16 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Learn about free instructor-led online classes that last for 6 weeks and allow you to work at your own pace. You can learn job skills, try a new hobby, update your computer knowledge or just take a class for fun. With over 300 classes, you’re sure to find one for you. This session introduces the library’s Learn4Life service and shows you how to start a class on the topic of your choice. Then, you can continue the class on your own computer or in the library. Participants should have an e-mail address and should bring their library card and PIN. Mouse, keyboard and scrolling skills are needed. Computer area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

PUZZLE FRIDAY

April 18 (Friday) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop by anytime throughout the day and spend some time working on a jigsaw puzzle! There will be a puzzle for all ages in the Reading Lounge area and puzzles for kids in the children’s area. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

FRONT PORCH PERFORMANCES—THE OK CHORALE

April 19 (Saturday) 2-3 p.m.

The OK Chorale Trio combines the wonderful sounds of traditional cowboy music with the fascinating history of Arizona in the 1880s to create a unique entertainment experience. Truewest Magazine has named them the Truewest Balladeers. Enjoy this great show!Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Community Center. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

KINDLE eBOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY

April 26 (Saturday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s Overdrive service to read on your Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite or other Kindle! To download an eBook during the class, please be sure your Kindle has already been registered with Amazon.com and bring your Amazon.com username and password and your library card and PIN. Registration needed. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

ADULTS

READING CLUB

April 1 (Tuesday) 3-5 p.m.

Read Lazy B by Sandra Day O’Connor.

ONEBOOKAZ is an exciting program that brings communities together through literature. Beginning in April every year, this program encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered around that book.

 

April 17 (Thursday) 3-5 p.m.

Read The Lifeboat byCharlotte Rogan.

 

Discussion questions and meeting dates are available in our Reading Club booklet on the tables near the customer service desk. Conference Room. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Fountain Hills Branch. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

REVERSE MORTGAGES

April 2 (Wednesday) 10-11 a.m.

Are there hidden costs or problems to a reverse mortgage? Can you leave your house to your children? Understand the truth of reverse mortgages. Presented by Scott Sendell from The Society for Financial Awareness. Conference Room.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM CLASSICS WITH JEREMY CARR: BLOW UP (1966)

April 5 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This 1966 masterpiece by Michelangelo Antonioni (The Passenger) is set in the heady atmosphere of swinging London, and stars David Hemmings as an unsmiling fashion photographer hooked on ephemeral meaning attached to art, sex, work, relationships, drugs, events. When a real mystery falls into his lap, he probes the evidence for some reliable truth, but finds it hard to reckon with. Vanessa Redgrave plays an enigmatic woman whose desperation to cover something up only seems like one more phenomenon in Hemmings’s disinterested purview. This is one of the key films of the decade, and still an unsettling and lasting experience. Presented by Jeremy Carr from the ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

THE MYSTERIES OF AGATHA CRISTIE & SHERLOCK HOLMES

April 5 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.

The Scottsdale Readers’ Theater will be performing mysteries written by Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Experience and enjoy these stories in a completely different way!Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Community Center. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

SAVE WITH SRP

April 8 (Tuesday) 1-2:30 p.m.

Learn about energy efficiency, water conservation, and the low-cost/no-cost things you can do in your home to save energy and money.Conference Room.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

THE MYSTERY READING GROUP

April 14 (Monday) 6:30-8 p.m.

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 House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

FREE PAPER SHREDDING & RECYCLING OF ELECTRONICS, CFL & FLUORESCENT TUBE BULBS

April 19 (Saturday) 9 a.m.-12 noon (or until truck is full)

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. All participants must remain with their documents until they are placed in the shredding containers. From 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the town will provide recycling of electronics, CFL bulbs and fluorescent tube bulbs in the Town Hall / Community Center parking lot. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

UNDERSTANDING ANNUITIES

April 23 (Wednesday) 10-11 a.m.

Explore the different types of annuities available as well as their primary uses while uncovering what is behind some of the lofty promises. Presented by Scott Sandell from The Society for Financial Awareness. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

COMPUTERS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

April 2 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

For new computer users, no experience needed! Learn the parts of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard and how to open and close windows. Registration is needed.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

COMPUTER HELP

April 9 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Have questions about computer topics? The library can help! Come with basic computer questions about the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, the library’s Web page, library downloads or online job applications. Registration is needed. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

INTRODUCTION TO E-MAIL

April 23 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Get connected by signing up for a free Gmail e-mail account. Learn how to send, receive and delete messages. Mouse, keyboard and scrolling skills are needed. Registration is needed.Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

Play Ball!!! Cactus League Spring Training Starts in Arizona

baseball logoThe grass is cut and the lines are marked, it’s time to Play Ball in Arizona!

Cactus League Baseball starts up on Wednesday February 26th in beautiful Arizona. There are 15 teams that make up the Cactus League and they play at 10 different locations around the Valley of the Sun.

The Cactus League brings thousands of baseball fans every year to Arizona and our unique Sonoran Desert weather. Don’t miss your chance to see these great teams up close and personal at one of the intimate locations. These ball parks are fan friendly and due to their smaller scale you are part of the action!

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is one of the newest facility for MLB's Cactus League Spring Training

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is one of the newest facility for MLB’s Cactus League Spring Training

In Fountain Hills, our favorite field is Salt River Fields, located only 20 minutes away at 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  For information on special events, group packages and more, visit their website at Salt River Fields. 

If you’d like a printed version of the local team schedules, stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills.  We’re one half block from the World Famous Fountain!


The Great Fair Returns to The Hills!

February not only brings beautiful weather but also The Great Fair to Fountain Hills!Art Fair, people walkimg & fountain going off

Starting Friday February 21st at 10 am, the Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard will come alive with arts and crafts from all over the country. Almost 500 different artists converge on Fountain Hills to show and sell their unique pieces. The artisans work in many mediums that are sure to catch your eye and draw you in to their booths. There is definitely something for everyone. The Great Fair is not just art, but music and delicious food also can be enjoyed at your stroll the isles. The VFW has a beer garden that is a great place to sit and relax while looking over your wonderful purchases. There are many shaded seating areas around the Fair so that you can people watch and enjoy the atmosphere as you spend the day in the beautiful surroundings that are Fountain Hills.

The Great Fair runs Friday February 21st – Sunday February 23rd. It is open daily 10-5 pm.

Please stop by and see us at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate. We are located right in the middle of the event on the Avenue of The Fountains.