NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Desert Discovery Day Coming Up
on November 21, 2015

(North Valley Communities, AZ) – Temperatures are dropping and many of us are turning our thoughts to outdoor adventures in our beautiful Sonoran Desert.  One of the local organizations working to conserve these landscapes is Desert Foothills Land Trust.  Founded in 1991, the nonprofit Land Trust has protected 680 acres on 23 preserves in the North Valley, many of which are open to the public for recreation and exploration.  The Land Trust connects people to nature through land acquisition and long-term stewardship, as well as events and activities that allow the community to experience these special places.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donor sponsors for families

The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the northern Arizona foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community.

The 13th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Holland Community Center in north Scottsdale. A second site for Black Canyon City and New River residents will be held on Saturday, December 12 at High Desert Park.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Gresco Ranked #1 in High School Golf

J. J. Gresco, of North Scottsdale, is ranked as the #1 high school golfer in Arizona for the second straight year by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). Gresco is a junior at Notre Dame Prep (NDP). It is one thing to be the #1-ranked high school golfer in the state once, but to do it twice is remarkable. Yet, that is just what the NDP junior accomplished this year and last.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

FCF Hosts Inaugural Arizona Sage Art Market on Saturday December 5

SCOTTSDALE (Nov. 12, 2015) – A new holiday shopping event will take place in north Scottsdale offering patrons a chance to purchase original pieces of art for $300 or less, with 20 percent of sales benefitting a local nonprofit. The Foothills Community Foundation’s inaugural “Arizona Sage Art Market” takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the FCF Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St. Bldg. B in Scottsdale. The event features more than 35 juried, nationally-recognized artists who will display and sell vibrant wooden bowls, whimsical ceramics, paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, dazzling jewelry, beautiful gourd art, photography, fiber art, batik, mixed media and more.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Desert Foothills Library and Arizona Musicfest host “A Duet” December 2

North Valley – The Desert Foothills Library and Arizona Musicfest invite the Valley community to its annual “A Duet” performance on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. The evening soiree will take place at the Library, located at 38443 N. School House Road, in Cave Creek. This year’s “A Duet” music collaboration will feature acclaimed music director Robert “Bob” Moody, cellist Brant Taylor, youth harpist Claire Thai, pianist Jeremy Peterman, and members of Run Boy Run, a Tucson-based folk and bluegrass band. This much anticipated event includes an artist’s reception with desserts, prosecco, and more. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Desert Foothills Library at 480-488-2286 or AZMusicfest 480-488-0806.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Upcoming Tours of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

SCOTTSDALE – Southwest Wildlife is a nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases native southwest mammals. The animals that are not able to be released have a safe home for life at our wildlife sanctuary in northeast Scottsdale. We are the only sanctuary in Arizona capable of caring for large mammals such as black bears, mountain lions and Mexican gray wolves. Southwest Wildlife is open on a limit basis to the public, offering tours, events, and educational programs.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Moral Action Ministry Presents:
Standing for Life in a Culture of Death!

Shane Krauser of Freedom Fires, plus Dave Everitt Co-Founder of CPC Saturday, November 21, 2015-9:45 am-12:30 pm

Pro-Abortionists do not want to be sidetracked, and then how do we deal with the following contentions?

“Poor women who get abortions can't afford to take care of the children.”

“Society cannot care for more children.”

“Women have the right to control their bodies.”

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Piano prodigy Eric Lu to open 2015 music performance series

Seventeen-year-old piano prodigy Eric Lu will open the 2015-16 Living Music Performance Series at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Carefree, with a 4 p.m. concert Saturday, Nov. 21.

Lu began studying piano at age 6. He has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the famed Salle Cortot in Paris.

This past February, he won first place at the Ninth National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami. The prize includes $75,000 along with a concert tour in the U.S. and abroad.

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