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November 26, 2008

DFLT offers Holiday Shopping Online Auction

CAVE CREEK – "The Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT) is introducing a whole new way to show support for preserving and stewarding fragile desert land," announced Sue Clement, president of DFLT. At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, the virtual "doors" will open to "Holiday Shopping," a holiday auction that takes place entirely on the Internet at www.dflt.cmarket. com. The auction will run through Monday, Dec. 8, with the doors closing at 11:59 p.m.

Post-Thanksgiving shoppers can avoid traffic, crowds, gift wrapping (which will be done for shoppers by DFLT volunteers), and even sales tax, because DFLT is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. And all your gifts, whether you're in or out of town, can be shipped for the additional price of UPS ground shipping.

"'Holiday Shopping' has something for everyone, including desirable auction items such as five-day trips to Cancun or Ecuador, jewelry, sports tickets and memorabilia, collectibles, gift certificates, health and spa merchandise, and wonderful seasonal hostess gifts that will make you popular with friends and family," according to Clement. "Best of all, the money you spend at the online auction will be used to save and preserve sensitive desert land."
For more information or if you have questions about the online auction at the cMarket website, contact the Desert Foothills Land Trust at (480) 488-6131 or visit www.dflt.org.

Cave Creek Museum to host “A Holiday Spectacular Gala”
and “Cowboy Christmas”

November 26, 2008

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is ringing in the holiday spirit this December by hosting “A Holiday Spectacular Dinner & Dance Gala” at Carefree Resort & Villas on Saturday, Dec. 6 and a children’s program, “Cowboy Christmas,” on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Museum. Located at 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers.

• “A Holiday Spectacular Dinner & Dance Gala” Saturday, Dec. 6: 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Carefree Resort & Villas, 37220 N. Mule Train Rd., in Carefree.
Cave Creek Museum hosts this elegant evening featuring the lively music of the All Stars Big Band, a 22-piece orchestra including soloists Jane Higgs and Cal Abbot. The evening also includes a raffle and silent auction. Cocktail attire. Tickets cost $75. Call Michele Poetsch at (480) 993-3356 for reservations.

• “Cowboy Christmas” Children’s Program. Sunday, Dec. 7: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Grab your hats, boots, and the kids, and head to Cave Creek Museum to kick off the holiday season at “Cowboy Christmas.” It’s an afternoon of knee slappin’ activities for the entire family including arts and crafts, cookie decorating, and reindeer roping. And, what would a Western winter holiday be without a real cowboy? Singing cowboy Gary Sprague, along with his horse named Dusty, will entertain buckaroos with songs and stories. The program is free but reservations are required.

Through December 31:
• Cactus Shadow high school students’ Christmas Pageant Exhibit will commemorate the efforts of community residents for more than 50 years and traces the tradition which continues today.

• Memories from past Christmas holidays will be shared through a special display in the Museum’s Historic Church. The Church was built in 1946 and moved to the museum property in 1970. It was the Museum building until the mid-1980s.

• The tax-free Museum Shop offers a variety of gifts, Indian arts, and a wide selection of books on the Southwest.
The museum hours are Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For information call (480) 488-2764, or visit www.cave creekmuseum.org.