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Welcome to a Bountiful 2016: January Activities in Fountain Hills


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“Tomorrow Is the beginning of a 365 page book. Write a good one” — Brad Paisley

January, 2016

Happy New Year with good wishes for a joy-filled 2016 from all your friends and associates at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.

Maybe this is your year to learn to speak French, paint a picture of a stunning mountain view, perfect your golf swing, or spend more time celebrating the Arts…

It’s all here—lifetime learning, entertainment, and camaraderie, including opportunities to make a difference in our community.  New classes of all kinds…Pet CPR—French Language lessons—Kid Chefs—Tennis—Yoga—weight-loss coaching—these and many more adventures help you launch into an interesting New Year.

Check out the hundreds of classes, tours and experiences offered by the Town of Fountain Hills, The Fountain Hills Library, and the Community Center Activity Center.


Please note that activities listed below may change without notice, and that we have represented information to the best of our knowledge as of January 1, 2016.


January, 2016 at #2 jan View  from GrapeablesGrapeables Wine Bar & Lounge

Free musical entertainment in a relaxed lakeside bistro environment each Friday and Saturday evening.  Find them at Plaza Fountainside,  12645 N. Saguaro Blvd, #9, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Tel: (480) 816-5959

1/2/2016:  Renowned Jazz and Reggae artist, Walt Richardson

Friday, 1/8/2016:  Jenny Jarnagin;  Saturday, 1/9/2016: – Cecile Hortensia; Friday 1/15/2015 – Billy Cioffi Trio; Saturday January 16th – Hans Olson; Friday 1/22/2015 – Notes From Neptune;  Saturday 1/23/2015– Adam Simons;  Friday 1/29/2015– Blue Goats, http://www.reverbnation.com/thebluegoat;  Saturday 1/30/2015 – Strong Devoted

Fountain Hills In-Home Concert Series

One of the most unique activities in Fountain Hills is the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association’s (FHCCA) In-Home concert series.  Two separate ticket series are available—Classical and Jazz.  The venues are spacious private homes affording each participant an intimate musical interface with the artists.


Classical Series

SEDONA WINTERMUSICFEST TRIO, Featuring:   Alexander Filterstein, clarinet;  Nicholas Canellakis, cello and Michael Brown, piano






January 5, 2016

Jan #3 TaichiWatercolor classes, Yoga, Adult softball, Tennis, French, Tai chi and dozens more.  Many unusual classes are scheduled for Youth and Adult audiences…Lego Robotics to Conversational French Camp and Archery.

Check Town website for schedule and on-line registration; fee and equipment requirements available on line.



January 5, 2016

Youth Golf at Sunridge Canyon Golf Club

Jan #4 Lessons at SunridgeJoin us each week every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for our after school JR Golf program taught by Jake Houston. For more information on Jake and the scope of the program, please visit jakehoustongolf.com and click the link below for the schedule of events each week! Reserve your child’s spot now by calling (480) 837-5100.

4-5 p.m. after school program;  Tuesdays age 3-7;  Wednesdays age 8-12;  Thursdays 13-15

13100 Sunridge Drive; Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   (480) 837-5100



January 6, 2016

McDowell Mountain Regional Park Nature Walks and talks…various topics throughout the month.  Free with Park admission or Annual Pass.

The Desert Tortoise

Did you know that we have desert tortoises that live in the wild?  Learn about these unique creatures through a brief presentation by Ranger Amy.

Dozens of different seasonal talks that include easy on-site tours.  You can also check out the live animals on display in the Visitor Center, including a rattlesnake, Gila monster, gopher snake, scorpions and a tarantula! Program takes place at the Visitor Center

Time: 1:00 PM    Duration: up to an hour; Speaker: Ranger Amy R.

Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass





January 6-28, Fountain Hills Juried Art Show

Jan #5 Juried Art ShowThis showcase of area artists is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Fountain Hills.  Mingle with the artists during the reception, and enjoy these inspiring pieces on exhibition in the Community Center all month long.

Artist Reception, Wednesday, January 6, 2016,   5:30 to 7 p.m.

Exhibition will hang throughout the Community Center, January 6-28, 2016.

13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 8-17, 2016

Fountain Hills Theater presents:  Talley’s Folly

Pic #6 Jan tallys FollyPulitzer Prize winning romantic play also won the Drama Critic Circle Award for Best Play. Follow as the road to romance bumps through its interesting and amusing course.

Tickets on line or by Phone at 837-9661, ex 3



January 8, 2016

Fridays Fitness Hike – Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd)

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Meet at Dixie Mine Trailhead – at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd, in Fountain Hills (outside of park). This hike will offer a slower/shorter option (no more than 5-miles) and an option of a faster hike with a distance of between 8-12 miles. Park entry fee is $2. Long hike will be led by Kevin B. Bring plenty of water, snacks and make sure to have comfortable shoes and clothing.

Time: 8:00 a.m.   Duration: up to 4 hours Hike Leader: Kevin B.



January 9, 2016

Babysitter Safety and CPR Class

9am-12 p.m. Navajo room, Community Center

13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



January 11, 2016

Community Chorus Concert

#7 Jan Community chorusMonday, January 11, Community Center

Take in the Juried Art Exhibition and the winter concert of the Community Chorus. Quality free entertainment to share with friends and neighbors provided by two if the member organizations of the FHCCA.

7 p.m.  Community Center;   13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 11, 2016

Junior Chefs (New Class Offering)

#8 Jan Kids mini chefsJan 11, 2016 to Feb 8, 2016

Move over, Gordon Ramsey! Coed students in this class will learn the basic elements of cooking. Students will be taught recipes and preparation methods for various foods from around the world, kitchen safety, cooking terms and recipe structure. They will make a recipe book of the recipes they learn in class so they can repeat the recipes at home.

Ages 7-15; Mondays, 5:30-7p.m; Pre-registration required plus fees; 15 students only.  Community Center Kitchen;  31001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 13, 2016

Got New Year’s Resolutions? The Library Can Help!

Come to an orientation to more than 300 Free, on-line classes.  Gale Courses go for 6 weeks, are designed to work at your own pace, through topics as diverse as “Lose Weight and Keep it off,” “Computer Skills for the Workplace,” and “Where does all my Money go?”

Registration is needed; group will meet in the Computer Area of the Library.


Fountain Hills Branch Library; 12901 La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



January 13, 2016

#9 Jan  European TravelEurope on a Budget!

The theme of this year’s Winter Reading Program focusses on planning European Travel, with emphasis on France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England, but also general facts on planning your trip to many destinations in the Old Countries.  Places to stay, best guide books for pre-planning, historical commentary, ways to travel, personal security, and much more!

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Note:  Location in the Community Center adjacent to the Library;

13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 14, 2016

Beginner French

Jan 14, 2016 to Feb 11, 2016; Each Thursday 5:30pm to 7pm

Class is open to kids from 7-15 with a “French Camp,” where the language is used for three days, topped off with a “French” picnic.

This class is designed for kids to learn conversational French. Students will learn through interacting with one another and playing out scenes (such as meeting at a cafe or going to school). Additionally, they will also watch movies and play games in French. On the last day of class, students will celebrate with a French picnic.

***Note:  Adult French classes available as well. Registration required, and class is held to intimate number.



January 16, 2016

Adult Tennis for Beginners- Course # 1911

Jan 16, 2016 through Mar 5, 2016; pre-registration required plus fee

Saturday, January 16, 11-12 p.m.  Golden Eagle Park;  Ages:     18 and up Gender: Coed; 8 openings remaining.  http://www.fh.az.gov/266/Parks-Recreation


January 16, 2016

#10 mcdowell-meltdownMcDOWELL MELTDOWN — Mountain Bike Race and Event

McDowell Mountain Regional Park is arguably the premier home XC race course for many AZ mountain bike events.  The McDowell Meltdown event includes more than 12 levels of prizes, youth to experienced racers. Bring the whole crew; there’s a sweet new pump track for everyone to enjoy.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr,  McDowell Mountain Regional Park,  85255


January 16, 2016

CODE GIRL- inspiring feature-length documentary

#11Code Girl logo shoePresented by the Friends of the Library—exclusive in Arizona

Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.

This is a free showing of the feature-length documentary, but you’ll need to pick up a free ticket at the library. Tickets will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the movie; show your free ticket for admission to the Hopi/Pima room in the Community Center next to the Library.



January 19, 2016

Archery Classes—*New To Fountain Hills Recreation*

Ever wanted to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow? Well here’s your chance! In this class, you will learn the safe and proper way to shoot a compound bow. The instructor will teach you the 11 Steps to Archery Success. This class is NOT just for children; anyone who would like to learn a new skill is welcome. January 19 through February 23, 2016.

Each Tues; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm—Four Peaks Park; Ages: At least 8 to adult; registration required.  http://www.fh.az.gov/266/Parks-Recreation


January 21, 2016

Horse lover alert!  Special Author presentation relating to our area’s wild horse herds.

The Horse Lover is a personal history of H. Alan Day’s efforts to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses being warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Day lobbied Congress to allow him to turn 35,000 acres that he had purchased into Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States.

Note: Due to popularity of the topic, this book talk will be held in the Community Center.

2:00-3:00 p.m.  13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 22, 2016

Fountain Hills Theater Presents La Cage Aux Folles!

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January 22 – February 7, 2016

Before there was the popular movie The Birdcage, there was the Tony award- winning, smash hit Broadway musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Hysterical, modern fun; Note: Adult content, please.

Tickets on line at  http://www.fhtaz.org/or by Phone at 837-9661, ex 3



January 24, 2016

Fountain Hills In-Home Concert Series

The Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association’s (FHCCA) In-Home Concert Series is one of the area’s most unforgettable Cultural experiences.  Two separate ticket series are available—Classical and Jazz.  The venues are spacious homes affording each participant an intimate musical interface with the artists.



Delphine Cortez, Diana Lee, Sherry Robertson




January 27, 2016

Fountain Hills Activities and Volunteer Expo

13- Volunteer Expe FlyerThe Cultural and Civic wealth we enjoy in Fountain Hills is fueled by the power of our volunteers.  Attend this great event to explore community organizations that provide ways to get involved in activities that warm your heart and use your talents to advantage.  Sponsored by Fountain View Village.

2:00-4:00p.m. Community Center

13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



January 31, 2016

Front Porch Performance, Presented by Friends of the Library

marchipasioncorp#14Mariachi Pasion started in a music class at Arizona State University. On a whim and with a whole lot of “GANAS”, eight girls thought it would be fun to play for a close relative… the rest is “HERSTORY”! The group has grown into a fifteen member group with the majority of musicians having worked their way through their education playing mariachi music!

2:00-4:00p.m, Community Center

13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


January 31, 2016

Fountain Hills In-Home Concert Series

SUNDAY SOIREE  Featuring:  Elizabeth Buck, flute and Lynne Aspnes