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SAVE THE DATE: See Ya at Cyclovia! April 13th

Cyclovia comes to Fountain Hills!

The international fitness and family fun festival known as Cyclovia (Pronounced like “See ‘Ya At Cyclovia!) is coming to Fountain Hills.  Now a world-wide phenomenon, Cyclovia started in Bogata, Columbia in the 1970’s, and spread throughout Latin America, before spreading to Australia, Europe,Asia,  and more than 75 cities in the US.

Cyclovian comes to Fountain Hills April 13th!

Cyclovia comes to Fountain Hills April 13th!

This tradition stated at a small town square in Bogata.  Now, each Sunday and on holidays from 7 am until 2 pm certain main streets of Bogata are blocked off to cars for the exclusive use of runners, skaters, and bicyclists. At the same time, stages are set up in city parks. Aerobics instructors and musicians lead people through various performances. Bogata’s  weekly ciclovías are used by approximately 2 million people (30% of citizens) on over 120 km of car-free  streets. (Ask.com.)  In Arizona, the City of Tucson held its first Cyclovia in 2010, and the festival has grown exponentially each year.

The Town of Fountain Hills and the Fountain Hills Visitor’s Bureau have organized first Cyclovia in the Phoenix area, scheduled for April 13, 2013.  Cyclovia Fountain Hills is excited to join in this tradition, opening a selection of our downtown streets for biking, walking, talking, jogging, skating, and much, much more! Enjoy free health education sessions, yoga, pilates, jazzercise,  and bicycle safety courses and explore the beautiful scenery of Fountain Hills and our surrounding walking and hiking paths.

Cyclovia comes to Fountain Hills. Save the date for a fun family day!

Cyclovia comes to Fountain Hills. Save the date for a fun family day!

The east and west medians of the Avenue of the Fountains in front of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate’s Fountain Hills office will be the center of fun for the entire day.  There will be costume bicycle parades, tricycle races, pets on parade, and the medians will have a Market full of food and snacks, juried artisans with a range of southwestern and contemporary art work, clothing and jewelry.  Bicycle and outdoor sports vendors will have booths on the median, and there will be entertainment for the whole family throughout the day.  The evening will feature a free concert in the park under the stars.

Watch our blog for updates, but mark your calendar…Saturday, April 13…for a full day of family fun.

We’ll see ‘ya at Cyclovia!

Pony Express to Ride Through Fountain Hills!

Hashknife Express Riders on Avenue of the Fountains, Thursday, January 31, 2013; sometime between 1-3 p.m.

The Hashknife Pony Express Riders come through Fountain Hills January 31, 2013

The Hashknife Pony Express Riders come through Fountain Hills January 31, 2013

Come Downtown Fountain Hills, ya’all, and catch the Pony Express riding through!  Each year on the last Thursday in January, the 4-6 actual Pony Express riders charge through the streets of Fountain Hills on their state-wide journey.   The tradition, which raises money for the Holbrook, AZ Posse and Rescue organization, includes a stop at the Fountain Hills Post Office, where the riders sell Pony Express memorabilia, and deliver special hand-stamped mail.  The group then continues into Scottsdale, where they traditionally lead off the Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade on the following Saturday.

The public is invited to come to the Avenue to wait for the arrival, expected between 1 and 3 p.m.  Good parking is available behind the Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate office, where the popcorn popper will be in full swing.

The Farmer's Market offers plenty of on-the-spot temptations or take home treats!

The Farmer’s Market offers plenty of on-the-spot temptations or take home treats!

Stroll among the Art on the Avenue vendors while you wait for the riders.  Many new artists join us for the winter season, including custom Italian leather purses/cell phone covers and new intricate pewter jewelry, among 30+ vendors.

Lunch, snacks and take-home dinners are available at the Farmer’s Market.  5 new vendors this week, in addition to our every-week Gluten-free Lasagna, to Tamales, Sandwiches and totally indulgent snacks…wasabi peanut chocolate clusters, Whoopie pies, cookies, fruit pies, fudge, jerky…and dozens of salsas, spices, salts jams and pickles.

Check out handcrafted jewelry at the Art on the AVenue

Check out handcrafted jewelry at the Art on the AVenue

Be sure and bring your camera…you won’t want to miss this little slice of Arizona history that comes to life each January in Fountain Hills. 

Hybernating after the Holidays? Not in Fountain Hills!

Enjoy a play presented by Arizona’s most award-winning non-equity Theater group?  Log on to www.fhtaz.org/mainstage and click “tickets” to treat yourself to an incomprable evening or matinee performance.

The 39 Steps;  JAN 11 – 27, 2013

Fountain Hills' Award Winning Theater presents 39 Steps

Fountain Hills’ Award Winning Theater presents 39 Steps

Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced ‘whodunit’ that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 150 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors, for a wildly entertaining experience.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8:00PM / Sunday @ 2:00PM

While you’re at it, pick up your tickets for what is predicted to be a sold-out performance…The Full Monty.  Taking a clue from their wives’ enjoyment of the Chippendales, a group of out of work pals decide to stage their own “All Male Review.”  Be prepared to laugh till your sides ache.

THE FULL MONTY;  FEB 22 – MAR 10, 2013

theater full montyIn the mood for graphic arts?  The Fountain Hills Art League sponsors “First Saturday Art Walk” at the Plaza Fountainside.  Members hold classes and workshops, and they are looking for volunteers to help with their annual local studio tour. Go to www.fountainhillsartleague.com for more information or contact group President Nancy Dini at nancydini@gmail.com.

 

Art one the Avenue/Farmer’s Market

fh art sun faceThirty-plus Artists and 30+ Food vendors gather on the Avenue of the Fountains from October to mid April.  All the artists in this juried show make their own creations…no “buy and re-sell” here.  Hand-embellished clothing, affordable, one of a kind jewelry, and dozens of unique items, like jewelled bra straps and southwestern-themed pieces for home or patio.

fh art in the parkThursdays are “no cooking” days in fountain hills with dozens of pre-made meals for your enjoyment…tamales, lasagna (even gluten free with zucchini “noodles”), and all manner of soups, fresh veggies and hundreds of condiments, jams, jellies, and farm-fresh local produce.  Many healthy offerings as well…chia seeds, jerky, popcorn, soup mixes, seasonings and salsas.  The baked goods, from whoopie pies to fruit pies to sugar cookies and fudge let you take home that little bit of “Sweetness” for the end of a meal.

When you stop by Thursday’s “Art on the Avenue” and Farmer’s Market, be sure to stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for the latest information about the local market, real estate trends, area information and house listings.  We’re located on the Avenue of the Fountains, in the midst of it all, or call 480-816-5557.  Website is http://www.SonoranLifestyle.com.  Go online to find our Area Relocation Guide at http://www.150Ways.com.

Thursday Art on the Avenue & Farmers Market Bulletin

Check out what’s happening today, November 29, 2012 at the Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market…

Chicago Dogs are today’s feature sandwich at Eat Me Gourmet Catering, and some of our most popular regulars are back!

Fresh pickled veggies and sauerkraut from Urban Survival

Tamales (today buy them at Raimondo’s)

Sweets by Tay has beautiful Sugar Cookies that can be customized with names of all your Holiday guests

Terra Verde Fine foods is back after a 2 yr hiatus

Artisan cheeses, including an amazing white cheddar and herb goat  cheese

Smartee Plants…unusual succulent arrangements

Organic greens, including baby kale, baby lettuce and baby beets

Fountain Hills Farmers Market/Art on the Avenue Kicks Into High Gear!

Put out the word to your friends…The Market is going strong in 2013…Thursdays, 11-5 p.m., Avenue of the Fountains.

Fountain Hills, AZ Farmers Market, Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue & Farmer’s Market kicks off Thursday, October 18 in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market and Art on the Avenue are back this week, and the Avenue of the Fountains is the place for all the fun!  The event takes place each Thursday,  and runs 11-5.

Get ready to enjoy a wide array of homemade breads, cookies, pastas and fresh sauces, pesto and hummus.  You’ll also find all manner of gourmet salts, seasonings, sauces, and fresh greens, lettuce, fruits, veggies and citrus in season. Wild-caught salmon, free-range eggs, buffalo and natural cheeses are popular.  Whoopie Pies, fudge, sugar-jam cookies, and jerky are guilty pleasures but oh, so good!

Local artist Judi Yates manages the Art on the Avenue.   Throughout late summer, she’s been busy with new artist applications and plans for an even better experience for attendees. “We have attracted a larger group of artists from across the Valley with new and different products, including some very cool items for the home.  Our long-time artists tell me they have been busy with new products for the fall as well.”

“Many of the new Farmer’s Market vendors are from Fountain Hills, and this is their first market season.  It’s great to be able to provide a new way for Fountain Hills residents to start a new home-based business.  We are so grateful that shopping local has become a priority to so many residents who come downtown on Thursdays.”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees are available featuring everything from breakfast sandwiches to tamales, chicken wraps, lasagna, meatballs, burgers, soups and frozen entrees for later.

The Farmer’s Market runs from October to April, and is a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping.

Questions?  Contact charaz@cox.net

April Hours for Farmers Market & Art on The Avenue

New Early Hours – New Location         Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy Farmer's Market and Art on The Avenue During the Glorious Spring in Fountain Hills, AZ

Enjoy both markets on the East Median of the Avenue of the Fountains during the four Thursdays in April.  This may be the last few weeks for many of your favorite artists and food vendors as many will be moving on to their summer locations.  Great food to take home for easy entertaining or a quick lunch.

Last chance for wild caught salmon, fudge, and many of your favorite winter veggies.  Spruce up your spring wardrobe with wearable art and accessories from your favorite artists, or check out several new clothing and jewelry artists.  Embroidered towels, greeting cards, pet portraits, regional photography, lots of choices for one of a kind hostess gift.

For more details, please click here.

Art on the Avenue and Farmer’s Market in Fountain Hills: An Arizona Favorite!

Fountain Hills Farmer's Market, Held Each Thursday

Each Thursday during the glorious Arizona winters, the community of Fountain Hills is treated to a feast for all the senses.  Here, on Fountain Hills’ famed The Avenue of the Fountains, the plaza leading to the once “World’s Tallest Fountain,” visitors and residents alike get to walk among talented artists presenting everything from charming crafts to impressive works of art, musical selections, potpourri, lotions and more.  A little farther down the Avenue, beyond the beautiful collection of Fountains and in front of the Avenue shops and galleries, a Farmer’s Market provides the best collection of local and regional tastes, treats and produce.  Within a few minutes walk, one can also enjoy the community’s outstanding collection of public art, featuring over 100 works by regionally and nationally renowned artists, one of the finest public collections in the Southwest.

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Fountain Hills, AZ

Fountain Hills, Arizona is a world-class treasure.  Boasting a small village atmosphere with 22,000 residents on the outskirts of Maricopa County, it lies gently on the Eastern slopes of the McDowell Mountains with long-range panoramic views to picturesque and historical mountain ranges with names like Goldfields, Palominos, Superstitions and Mazatzals.  On the western slope of the McDowells is Scottsdale, the Southwests favorite shopping, dining, and entertainment mecca.  In between the two communities, up in those tall peaks, lies the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, part of the largest urban preserve in the United States.  It is the stunning desert scenery and rugged mountain wilderness that sets the tone for a wide range of recreational activities, nature watching, botanical varieties and relaxation that locals and travellers from around the globe appreciate.

Fresh Produce rules the day at Fountain Hills Farmer's Market

Thursday, March 8, 2012:  It’s “Senior’s are Special Day” at the The Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market, with many artists and vendors offering special gifts, promotions and tastes for the more mature visitors.  And, with each market purchase, all visitors can register to win “The Best of the Best” cookbook from Food and Wine magazine.

Each week, the market continues to grow with additions of gourmet vendors from some of the area’s popular markets. One of the most exciting new Chicago-area transplants is “Eat Me! Gourmet Catering”, with a wide variety of gourmet frozen take-home meals and an ever-changing hot sandwich menu.  CK Kitchen, another recent entry, offers healthy wraps and sandwiches featuring grilled chicken, fresh hummus, tabbouli, and fresh pita bread.  Two vendors feature Greek food and take-out.  At one booth, stop and pick up fresh Greek cookies and coffee to enjoy while you stroll.  Many vendors ship and giftwrap, but all are happy to wrap up their specialty in a package suitable for hostess gifts, thank-yous and “just-thinking-of-yous.”

The Art on the Avenue and Farmers Market begins at 10:00 and generally runs all day.  For more information about becoming a participant, contact charaz@cox.net.

For more information  about Fountain Hills, contact Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, located at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains, or visit their website at www.SonoranLifestyle.com.  You can reach them at 480-816-5557.