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Share Breakfast with Fountain Hills Town Council Candidates

Attend  the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum July 21, 2016

VoteThe Election for members of Fountain Hills Town Council is fast approaching, and the Chamber of Commerce wants you to know more about the candidates.  Make plans to attend the monthly Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting Thursday, July 21, 2016 to hear the Candidates discuss their priorities and goals for the Town of Fountain Hills.

The Breakfast /Forum will be held at Eagle Mountain Golf Club, starting at 7:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is required to allow Eagle Mountain chefs the opportunity to prepare for what will likely be a ‘full house.’

Fountain Hills’ governance is truly a ‘direct democracy,’ so knowing the points of view of our candidates and their ideas about growth and development is critically important to the future of business owners and homeowners who live and work in Fountain Hills.

The Candidates will each present a short overview of their ideas relative to business growth and stability in Fountain Hills, with a moderated question/answer period to follow.

It’s a sad fact that fewer than 6,000 registered voters choose our Fountain Hills council representatives. We are facing some interesting times as development picks up, so it is especially important that residents know the points of view of their potential council members, and vote in the upcoming election.  The Chamber has posted a short biography of each of the candidates on their website at:


Chamber Candidates Forum

7:30 a.m., July 21, 2016, at Eagle Mountain Golf Club,14915 Eagle Mountain Pkwy, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

→Call the Chamber of Commerce to Register at: 480- 837-1654

$10 for Chamber Members who register before July 19, 2015; $15.00 for Members after that date

$20.00 for non-members

DID YOU KNOW—many locals who are vitally interested in the vitality of our business community join the Chamber of Commerce as “Friends of the Chamber.”  Not only does this membership grant member pricing for Chamber events, it also provides numerous opportunities for volunteering in support of the Chamber’s community outreach.

For more information on the Chamber and how you may enjoy supporting the mission of the Chamber through participation in its activities and events, check out their website at: http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/

FH Chamber of Commerce Hosts 2016 Legislative Review

FH Connect Breakfast June 16th, 7:30 am at Eagle Mountain

Arizona State Capital Building

Arizona State Capital Building

Stay up to date on Arizona’s legislative process during this year’s session. Speakers Tom Dorn, Eric Emmert and Amanda Rusing of the Dorn Policy Group will discuss subjects that range from:

  • legalizing marijuana,
  • worker’s compensation,
  • transportation funding
  • school property leasing,
  • JTED restoration, (Joint Technical Education Funding)
  • State budget.

The Dorn Policy Group is the lobbying firm for the EVCCA (East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance) of which the Fountain Hills Chamber is a member. EVCCA interacts with key legislators to keep the priorities of the business community across the east side of the valley in the forefront of the legislative process.

You need not be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to attend, but prior registration is required.

$10.00 member register by 11:59 pm, June 13, 2016;

$15.00 member register on June 14, 15 and 16th or walk-in

$20.00 non-member

For registration, contact Karen


7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy.

Fountain Hills Celebrates St Pats Around the Town

“Green Eggs and Ham” At St Pat’s Chamber Breakfast, then Irish Coffee at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

#1 Green eggsJoin us on March 17 for green eggs, ham and our featured speaker, Steve Mihaylo. Steve’s use of his small business’ flexibility to stay competitive against larger slow-to innovate companies and his consultative sales approach contain many helpful techniques for other entrepreneurs.

The FH Connect is a 1-hour, action-packed networking event! Connect with other local business professionals. Get your 10 second intro fired-up as we will pass the mic. Learn from our featured speaker. Stay afterwards for open networking.

Event Details
Day/Date: Thursday, March 17
Location: Fountain Hills Community Center
Times: 7:30 am – 8:30 am (Feel free to arrive at 7:15)
Fee: $15/$20 member/non-member


Lucky The Leprechaun at Fountain Hills St. Patricks Day

Top off the morning with a stroll up the Avenue to Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for a steaming mug of traditional St Pat’s Irish Coffee.  We’ll be “Wearin’ the Green’ of course, and as always, look forward to seeing you.

10-2 p.m.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Fountain Hills’ February Calendar of Events!

Fun, Food, and Festive Celebrations:   February is Fine in Fountain Hills


Feb #1 Fountain Hills MorningFebruary-Various Dates

Senior Activity Center hosts dozens of interesting courses, activities and presentations each month in the Fountain Hills Community Center. Annual Membership is $20 per person, which provides free access to most classes, presentations and specialized activity groups.  A sampling of February activities is listed below, and the full listing of activities, from Bingo to Botswana is available at: http://www.fh.az.gov/230/Special-Presentations

February 3, 2016:  Heard Museum Presentation — Dine´  THE NAVAJO – Course #1640

February 4, 2016:  JUST IN FROM MARS – Course #1788

February 11, 2016:  SECRETS OF THE GRAND CANYON – Course #1790

February 17, 2016:  BOTSWANA THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM- Course #1791

All events are held at the Fountain Hills Community Center, generally 2-3:30 p.m.

13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


February 4, 2016:  River of Time Museum Volunteer Open House

Stop by the museum for coffee and bagels and lean about the different ways you can help keep the waters flowing at the River of Time. Lots of opportunities to use your talents and work with a wonderful group of volunteers.  9:00 a.m.

12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



February 4, 2016:  Campground Bird Walk for Beginner Birders

McDowell Mountain Regional Park; Ranger Amy will lead this 1-1/2 hour class to learn how to spot local and migrating birds. Bring your own binoculars.  8:00-9:30 a.m. 16300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

Questions? Contact Ranger Amy, amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov

Note:  The Park Rangers and Volunteers conduct Nature Walks, fitness hikes and educational demonstrations throughout each month.  Check out the event calendar on the website or sign up for event alerts: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell/EventsDetailPublishers.aspx?EventID=26077


February Various Dates:  Grapeables Wine Bar

Enjoy live Music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in February at Grapeables Wine Bar.  This Lakeside treasure offers a diverse group of musical talent and a diverse and interesting range of wine (and even some craft beer).

Friday February 5th – Brian Chartrand

Saturday February 6th – Jenny Jarnagin

Friday February 12th – Notes From Neptune

Saturday February 13th – Adam Simons

Saturday February 19th – Billy Cioffi Trio

Saturday February 20th – Walt Richardson

Friday February 26th – Lewis Ray

Saturday February 27th (2:00-5:30) – Chuck E. Baby / (7:00-10:30) Billy Cioffi Trio

12645 N. Saguaro Blvd, #9 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



February 4, 2016:  Farmers Market/ Art on the Avenue

Feb #2 Made by BeesThe Avenue of the Fountains is the place to be for the weekly Farmer’s Market/ Art on Avenue.  Artisan pastries, great Super Bowl snacks, and gourmet condiments to delight the “foodie” in you.  Artists display their one-of-a- kind creations, with many southwestern-themed gifts to delight seasonal visitors. Order ahead this week for Valentine’s Day Delivery.

11-5 p.m.  East end of the Avenue of the Fountains


February Varous Dates:  Jazz in the Hills at the Emerson Gallery

Friday February 5:  Pesce Trio with Jerry Donato

Friday February 12:  Mike Lake Quartet

Friday February 19:  Dan Sieckman Trio

Friday February 26:  Beth Lederman with Jazz Con Alma

All performances 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  Emerson Art Gallery 16930 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 http://www.fhtimes.com/calendar/music/jazz-in-the-hills/event


February 6, 2016:  Free Books for your e-readers

Fountain Hills Library is offering classes to help learn how to download library books to your reader or e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other e-device? The Library will help you use their free book-download service to read your favorites without fees.

12:30-2:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Branch   12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



February 7, 2016:  Become a Junior Ranger

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Feb #3 McDowell Mountain ParkBring your kids (ages 4-12) out to the park for this “on your own” program. Stop by the Visitor Center between 9am-10am to pick up the Junior Ranger booklet. Head outside to complete the activities, and have fun! Return to the Nature Center when you’re finished to pick up the Jr. Ranger badge you earned! Activities can be completed within 1-2 hours. (Please note the Nature Center closes at 4pm)

10:00 a.m.  Duration: It’s up to you! http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell/EventsDetailPublishers.aspx?EventID=26077


February 11, 2016:   Library “Heart Attack”

Yikes! The library has been attacked by hearts of all sizes and colors. Help us save the library by participating in numerous “heart” activities such as shape poetry, card making, and candy dipping. For children, ages 4- 12. Adult supervision required for children 4-8-years-old.  3:30-4:30p.m. Library Conference Room.  Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.

Fountain Hills Library, 13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Contact: Christy Valentine



February 11, 2016:  Art on the Avenue/ Farmer’s Market

Feb #4Art on the ave logofixed with textA perfect time to pick up Valentine-themed gifts and specialty food items from the vendors and artists in Fountain Hills Thursday Market.

11-5 p.m.  East end of the Avenue of the Fountains


February 12-28, 2016:  Into the Woods

Feb #5 Into-Woods_color-300x161Fountain Hills Youth Theater winter production

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.  February 12-28; Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



February 13, 2016:  Front Porch Concert Series:  Territorial Brass

Territorial Brass was formed in February 1987 and was quickly recognized by museums across Arizona as an entertaining living history resource. Dressed in turn-of-the-century costume (modeled after the Prescott and Bisbee brass bands), Territorial Brass recaptures the golden age of the American town band. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM. They can be picked up at the Customer Service Desk at the library.   2:00-3:00 p.m., Fountain Hills Community Center



February 13, 2016:  Adult CPR Class

The purpose of this course is to train individuals to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children or adults. The classes cover adult, child and infant CPR; the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid for choking. The Fountain Hills Fire Department provides the certified CPR instructors. Registration and Fee payment required. https://apm.activecommunities.com/townfh/Activity_Search/cpr-aed-for-the-community-and-workplace/1764

9:00 -12:00, Community Center, Navajo Room,  13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


February 13, 2016:  Wolves in Arizona – McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Are you curious about wolves in the Wild West? Join biologist Jeff Dolphin from the Arizona Game & Fish Department as he discusses his work with the Mexican Gray Wolves! Program will be held at the Visitor Center.  3:00 p.m.    16300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Dr.




February 13, 2016:  Concours in the Hills

Feb #6Concours_in_the_Hills_AerialThis is the third annual celebration of Collector Cars in Fountain Hills, and as many as 600 Classic cars are expected. The event benefits the Scottsdale Area (including Fountain Hills Branch) of the Boys and Girls Club. Concours showcases a diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers. Spectator admission is free and there will be lots of free parking in the lot behind Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  Fountain Park;  10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


 February 14, 2016:  Love in the Hills

#7 renew-your-vowsSnuggle with your Valentine at the fourth annual “Love in the Hills” Celebration

Surprise your sweetie and make plans to attend this tribute to the power of love. Registration is free, on-line or at Sami Fine Jewelry on the Avenue of the Fountains.  At sunset the vow renewal ceremony will be shared by more than 700 couples, but pre-registration is required on line or at Sami Fine Jewelry. Stop by the Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate booth as you enjoy the offerings of the food trucks, free entertainment, professional photographs, and an ever-increasing list of special ways to share Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart.  2-6:30 p.m.

Fountain Park   http://www.loveinthehills.com/event-details


February 15-17, 2016:  Cliff Drysdale/Town of Fountain Hills Youth Tennis Lessons

Feb #8Kids playing TennisThree levels of classes, from beginners to tournament preparation will be taught by the Cliff Drysdale professionals.  Pre-registration and fee payment must be completed before the start of classes on February 14, 2016.

Tennis Professional: Steve Etchells,   s.etchells@cliffdrysdale.com  480 333.1842



February 16, 2016:  Fountain Hills Community Band Concert

#9 Community bandFabulous, free entertainment provided by your friends and neighbors who make the Community Band a great celebration of fun and fellowship.

7 p.m.

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


February 18, 2016:  River of Time Museum’s Theater Thursday

Who are the Ft. McDowell Yavapai?

Who are the Ft. McDowell Yavapai? is presented by Karen Ray. Karen is the Cultural Specialist and Museum Manager for the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation and co-author of the book Speak Yavapai Right Now.

The event is free but box lunches are available $6 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Box lunches include a choice of macaroni or potato salad, a cookie, and one of three sandwiches.

River of Time Museum   12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 http://rotmuseum.org/contact


February 21, 2016:  FHCCA In-Home Concert: Dmitri Matheny Group

At the home of Sanford and Barbara McCormick, 13632 Cat claw Place, Fountain Hills, 85268.  4 p.m.


February 18, 2016:  Art on the Avenue/ Farmer’s Market

Invite your friends from across the Valley.  Shop the market, have a bite at one of our restaurants, and show off Fountain Hills at its “Sundrenched Winter” finest.

11-5 p.m.; East end of the Avenue of the Fountains


February 18, 2016:  State of the Town Address with Mayor Linda Kavanaugh

The Fountain Hills Chamber hosts the annual “State of the Town” meeting featuring a look back and the forward.  This informative address will be presented at the February Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, and will include the opportunity to gain some in-depth knowledge about the triumphs as well as the challenges facing the town.  7:30-8:45 a.m. Community Center

Full breakfast is included; $20 for Members, $25 non-members  http://www.fountainhillschamber.com


February 25, 2016:  Art on the Avenue/ Farmer’s Market

Seating and shade on AvenueIf you haven’t experienced the newly revamped Avenue of the Fountains, you owe it to yourself to shop the market or one of our downtown merchants, have a bite at one of our restaurants, and bask in the sunshine of our legendary Sonoran Desert winter weather.

11-5 p.m.; East end of the Avenue of the Fountains


February 26, 27, 28, 2016:  Fountain Hills Great Fair

Feb#11 Glass at the Great FairMore than 500 artists show their wares ranging from small gift and décor items to larger than life sculptures. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, a wide variety of food fare is also available in the centrally located food court and on Saguaro in front of the fountain. Live music all day is a delight.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Avenue of the Fountain/Saguaro Blvd.


February 28, 2016:  Artists Gallery

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery is the largest cooperative gallery in Fountain Hills. Monthly receptions provide the opportunity to meet and mingle with a different group of featured artists each month.  Refreshments will be provided.

5-7:30 p.m.  16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



February 28, 2016:  Community Band Concert

Stirring Community Band concert in a venue with some of the best acoustics in Fountain Hills.  Sure to delight!  3 p.m.;  Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 16150 E. El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Give “Unique” –Shop A Local Boutique

Fountain Fashions

Fountain Fashions is a wonderful place to find a gift for her…

Shopping Local is good for our economy, and VERY good for those lucky ones you are gifting this year.

Sign-up for Chamber Dealz from the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. Every Tuesday you will receive one email with 10 to 20 local sales, discounts and special offers.

Just a little remnder—Buying local keeps 68% of your money spent in Fountain Hills.

Sign-up here: http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/sign-up-to-stay-in-touch/

Chamber of Commerce Host’s Fountain Hills 11th Business Expo

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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Presents: The Fountain Festival of Arts

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, November 11-13,  10 am-5 pm

Fountain Hills Art FestivalsEach year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, part of a series of events that introduce hundreds of thousands of people to Arizona’s best kept secret, Fountain Hills.  With nearly 500 booths of artisans and craftsmen from all over the United States, a tasty offering of food ranging from organic to “carnival carbs” by gourmet restaurants and local service clubs plus live music by such artists as Esteban and others, the show has become one of Arizona’s favorites!


Some of our favorite clients enjoying the fair: Deb Alexander and Colleen Weborg, both of Nebraska

The Fountain Festival is always a great way to get your Christmas Shopping done!  You’ll find original works of art in every price range, hand crafted clothing and hats, knick knacks, yard art, furniture and more.  As a Realtor, I often go into homes that are exquisitely decorated and appointed with pieces gained through years of festival shopping.  It’s part of what  makes Fountain Hills so special!

This year the event coincides on Veterans Day, which the community supports in a BIG WAY with a ceremony at the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial at 9:00 am and then later a larger celebration that includes thousands of local residents in their red shirts, an F-16 Flyover, music, presentations and more.  For more informaiton, check out Veterans Day Celebration.

Fountain Hills Public Art

First Love by Carol Cunningham, located at Fountain Park

Visitors to the community will also see a vast collection of public art–nearly 100 signficant pieces!  Just this week, the National League of Cities and Towns chose to bring two large buses of mayors, council people and town staffers to Fountain Hills to study the community’s nationally admired efforts at volunteerism, public art, public spaces and community pride.

To learn more about Fountain HIlls, visit the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd  Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1654.  They work hard to promote local business and introduce new visitors to the community.   Be sure to log onto their website.  Throughout the year, they host a number of events and promotions, including the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 am, Thanksgiving Morning.  In the spring, another nationally recognized art show, The Great Fair, will again come to the Avenue of the Fountains.

If you visit the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, be sure to also stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains.  We’ll have hot popcorn and lots of information about the local community and real estate.  For a real treat, check out www.150Ways.com and you’ll get live links to 150 events and venues all around the area that you can explore, visit and enjoy.  Or, just give us a call at 480-816-5557.