Fun, Food, and Festive Celebrations: February is Fine in Fountain Hills
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, email@example.com
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
The 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
Bring 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
A 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
Fountain 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
This 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
Snuggle 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
Three 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 480 333.1842
February 16, 2016: Fountain Hills Community Band Concert
Fabulous, free entertainment provided by your friends and neighbors who make the Community Band a great celebration of fun and fellowship.
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
If 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
More 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