March 2, 2016

Record $2.4 million raised for Habitat Partnership Committee

Special big game permit-tags help fund wildlife habitat management

PHOENIX — Once again, hunters have come through in a big way in their support of Arizona’s wildlife.

A record $2.4 million was raised during the 2015-16 funding cycle for the Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC), mostly through the auctioning or raffling of special big game permit-tags, although the committee strives to incorporate multiple funding sources to bring the maximum benefit to wildlife. Proceeds are expected to fund more than 70 projects to improve habitat or management for big game species. Those same projects mutually benefit other wildlife as well.

March 2, 2016

Desert Foothills Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society presents guest speaker Deni Seymour March 9

The Desert Foothills Chapter (DFC) of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) is pleased to announce Dr. Deni Seymour an internationally recognized authority on protohistoric and historic Native American and Spanish colonial archaeology and ethnohistory on March 9th. For 30 years, she has studied the ancestral (Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Lipan) Apache, Sobaipuri-O’odham, and lesser-known mobile groups (Jano, Jocome, Manso, Suma, and Jumano). She has excavated two Spanish-period presidios (Santa Cruz de Terrenate and Tubac), several missions, and several indigenous sites. Dr. Seymour works with indigenous groups in reconnecting with their heritage, investigates Coronado and Niza expedition archaeology, and is rewriting the history of the pre-Spanish and colonial period in the southern portion of the Southwest.

March 2, 2016

Foothill Community Center - MindQuest Speakers Series presents guest speaker Laurence Garvie on March 8

The MindQuest Lecture Series of the Foothill Community Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Laurence Garvie as a speaker, during its 27th season, presenting Asteroids, Meteorites, and dangers to life on Earth. Dr. Garvie is Research Professor and Curator, Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS) at Arizona State University (ASU). The CMS houses the worlds’ largest university based meteorite collections making it a scientific resource and important educationally. In addition, Dr. Garvie is author/co-author of over 70 scientific peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of subjects including meteoritics, mineralogy, electron spectroscopy and microscopy, materials science, and desert studies.

March 2, 2016

Cave Creek Museum celebrates Archaeology Month in March with special programs and events

CAVE CREEK – March is Archaeology Month and the perfect time to learn about the rich Desert Foothills history at Cave Creek Museum. Go back in time as you tour the Museum’s impressive Archaeology Wing or attend the annual Archaeology EXPO at Spur Cross. Take advantage of the Museum’s “History Highlights” program, which focuses on those big, bold, beautiful boulders near the famed Boulders resort. Or, get a glimpse into the life of a female pioneer during a weaving and quilting family program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

March 2, 2016

Scottsdale Concert Band performs March 6

On Sunday, March 6, the Scottsdale Concert Band will perform the world premiere of the concert band arrangement of Concerto in A Major by Alex Blumenfeld, featuring pianist Andrew O’Brien.

The free concert will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Saguaro High School Auditorium, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale. The concert is titled “From Russia With Love.”

March 2, 2016

Spur Cross Fair (former Spur Cross Expo) in Cave Creek conservation area on March 12

There are booths from the Desert Foothills Chapter of AAS, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Group, Desert Foothills Land Trust, Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Liberty Wildlife, Pottery and Gold Panning demonstrations, and much more. There are other children’s activities and crafts as well as the opportunity to view and hold prehistoric artifacts from the area.

By Jillian Carapella | March 2, 2016

Scottsdale Civil War round Table presents Dr. Craig Symonds March 15

“Cutting The Gordian Knot: Abraham Lincoln And The Problem Of Slavery In American History” will be presented by Dr. Craig Symonds on March 15 at 6:40 pm at Scottsdale Civic Center Library (Auditorium).

Dr. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy.  During a thirty-year teaching career at the Academy, including a four year term as Department Chair, Symonds was the first person to win both the Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” award (1988) and its “Excellence in Research” award (1998).  He also received the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service medal on three occasions. He was Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England.  After retirement in 2005, Symonds returned to the Naval Academy for one year in 2011-12 to serve as “The Class of 1957 Distinguished Professor of American Naval History.” 

March 2, 2016

Team Trivia Contest

Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills in collaboration with Desert Foothills Library would like to invite you to our annual Team Trivia Contest on Friday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Foothills Library located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

March 2, 2016

Adventure Writers Competition sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society opens for entries March 1

If you write anything along the lines of adventure, this is the competition you want to enter. Enter the competition" — 2015 Finalist James Marshall Smith

PHOENIX, Arizona - – The 2016 Adventure Writers Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society, will be open for submissions March 1 through June 30! In it's sixth year, the competition is open to all new adventure novels, newly published or unpublished. Semi-finalist and finalist rounds precede the announcement of the winner. The $1000 cash prize is awarded to our "Grandmaster" in October during the Clive Cussler Collector's Society annual meeting, location to be announced. Other prizes may include press releases, consideration by a publisher, free professional editing sample, conversations with past winners and finalists, artwork cover sketches and, of course, the "Clive", the Grandmaster Award trophy.

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