MARCH 14, 2012

You’re invited to the 8th annual Spring Fling

Changing lives in the far north valley for over 36 years

Make plans now to attend a great party and support our troops at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31! Veterans, Cave Creek area residents, families and guests, motorcycles and horses – all are welcome!

Dinner, beer and soda will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish to pass (Disposable Containers Only).

The party is hosted at the home of Maj.(R) Marc Malin, Past President of Chapter XXII “Desert Rats” Special Forces Association, at 41820 N. Spur Cross Rd. in Cave Creek.

There will be live music – they are planning for two bands!

Numerous items will be raffled and a donation of $10 is requested for Special Forces Association to help Veterans and dependents.

Let them know if you need help locating a hotel in the area.

Please RSVP to Michelle by March 23 at 480-596-6536, ext. 128 or by email:

MARCH 14, 2012

North Ridge Community Church adds new Sunday evening service

Beginning March 18, North Ridge Community Church will add a brand new service on Sundays called "Live at Five," which will take place at 5 p.m. This service is specifically geared to anyone whose work schedule or family activities prevent them from attending a traditional Sunday morning service, as well as to those who prefer a more casual, relaxed atmosphere.

"Live at Five" will feature inspiring contemporary music as well as practical Biblical teaching. Another distinct feature of “Live at Five” will be a monthly barbeque on the patio.

While open to all, this family friendly service will have particular appeal to both single and married young adults. Childcare is provided for ages birth – pre-kindergarten.

North Ridge Community Church invites you to experience "Live at Five" for yourself. Join them Sunday, March 18, at 5 p.m.!

For more information call 480-515-4673 or visit

MARCH 14, 2012

Taste of The Foothills Celebration and Cash & Caring Raffle benefit Foothills Caring Corps March 29

SCOTTSDALE – Get ready for delicious food tastings, live music and entertainment under the stars as the non-profit Foothills Caring Corps hosts their 8th annual Taste of the Foothills Celebration and Cashing & Caring event from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.

The Cash & Caring benefit raffle drawing will be held throughout the evening when three winners will receive cash prizes. A live auction and game of chances prize board drawings will also take place. Admission to the event is free. Attendees are encouraged to support the evening with the purchase of raffle tickets or participation in the other fund raising opportunities at the event.

Cash & Caring raffle tickets are on sale now, and at the event, and cost $100 each, three for $275 or eight for $500. Participants need not be present to win.

The annual Taste of the Foothills and Cashing & Caring event at el Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers each year.

Proceeds will benefit the Foothills Caring Corps, a volunteer based service organization whose primary mission is to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for older residents in the northeast Valley.

RSVP is recommended. For information or raffle tickets, call 480-488-1105 or visit

MARCH 14, 2012

“Homes Through Time” Tour fundraiser March 25

Volunteers and donations the lifeblood of Cave Creek Museum

interiorCAVE CREEK – Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 25 for Cave Creek Museum’s “Homes Through Time” Home Tour. Now in its third year, the popular event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves as one of the museum’s biggest fund-raising events.

This year’s tour features five unique homes that range from Western traditional to unconventional. Suzanne Johnson, a long-time Cave Creek resident and founder of the non-profit arts and humanities group Gnosis, is this year’s chair.
“Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up-close some of our region’s best architectural structures,” Johnson said.

Tickets can only be purchased at the museum, not the homes. Advance tickets cost $25 per person. The museum will open early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 25 to sell tickets, which cost $30 the day of the event. Credit cards are accepted.

Also in March: the Museum will host a free “Do Artifacts Talk?” children’s program from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on March 24.

Volunteers are the lifeline of the Cave Creek Museum. In addition to the personal satisfaction of contributing to a vital community treasure, you can look forward to many benefits from your gift of time, such as:

• Meeting new friends
• Knowledge of area’s pre-history and history
• Luncheons and programs
• 10 percent off Museum Store purchases
• Pre-public notice of special events and programs
• Greeting visitors to the Desert Foothills and some folks who have been here awhile
• Professional development workshops and volunteer training/orientation
• And, of course, deep appreciation for your important contribution of time!
Volunteer opportunities vary widely: Collections Management, Exhibits, Fundraising, Hospitality, Maintenance, Newsletter, Public Relations, Membership, Office Assistants, Research Library, Special Events/Programs, Marketing and Visitor Services (Docent, Museum Store assistant and Children and Adult Tours).

A museum volunteer application can be found here. You may mail it to Cave Creek Museum, P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, AZ 85327, or fax it to 480-595-0838.
Donations which help preserve our history and heritage may be made online at

donate.html or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.
Memberships are also available for individuals and businesses. For information, call
480-488-2764 or visit