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"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." — Henry James, American author (1843-1916).
"One hour per day of
study will put you at the top of your field within three
years. Within five years you'll be a
national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do."
— Earl Nightingale: Was a motivational author and speaker
Gene Schmitz wants to tell you about his out of body experiences and face to face meeting with Jesus in Heaven.
Last veteran of WWI dies in W. Va.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Frank Buckles, who lied about his age to get into uniform during World War I and lived to be the last surviving U.S. veteran of that war, has died. He was 110. Buckles, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines in World War II, died peacefully of natural causes early Sunday at his home in Charles Town. Buckles turned 110 on Feb. 1
American Game Show Legend Chuck Woolery Helps Launch Valley Best Burger Recipe Search Zinburger’s Ultimate Burger Search Begins TODAY Valley Residents to Submit Entries and Vote on the Best Burger, to be Featured on Zinburger Menu Story Continues
Folk Arts Fair Issues Call
for Folk Artists
The Sharlot Hall Museum is inviting folk artists, craftspeople and performers to participate in this year’s Folk Arts Fair, June 4-5 on the Museum grounds, 415 W. Gurley St. in Prescott. Participant application forms are available at the Museum and on the Museum’s website at http://sharlot.org/images/stories/festivals/FAF2011_applicationform.pdf. The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, May 1.Story Continues
GLENDALE FILES SUIT TO BLOCK CASINO
Much has been said in the public forum about the Tohono O’odham Nation’s application to the United States Department of Interior to take land into trust near 91st and Northern Avenues in Glendale, Arizona and turn it into an Indian reservation for the purpose of developing a casino on the site.
It is clear that removing the land from all state and local jurisdiction and converting this property to an Indian reservation presents very significant issues for the citizens and business owners of Glendale. These issues are multilayered and complex but worth understanding because they will affect the future of the city. They cannot fully appreciated by, as some have, merely pointing to a nice drawing and talking how nice it would be to have a resort and casino in the West Valley. Because the Tohono O’odham proposal will have a detrimental impact on the future of the city, the city has committed to its residents to take all reasonable, necessary, and prudent actions to oppose the Tribe’s application. These actions will assure that the best interests of our citizens are fairly and fully addressed.
On April 7th, 2009, the Glendale City Council adopted a resolution (pdf) opposing the Tribe’s Trust Application with the Department of Interior. It is the city’s position that the Tribe’s application is poor public policy; violates governmental rights, privileges, and authority of the state of Arizona, the county of Maricopa and the city of Glendale; and is contrary to the best interests of the citizens of Arizona, Maricopa County and Glendale.
The city’s position is grounded in three areas:
The creation of an Indian reservation poses multiple issues to the city of Glendale, its residents, and its business owners. The state, county, and the city will lose any control over activity at the proposed site. Essentially, the Tohono O’odham will be able to put or allow anything they desire on the proposed reservation site. As a result, the concerns and issues presented by local residents may well be ignored or, at best, be left to federal authorities located thousands of miles away who likely will have never been to the site and will have no connection to the community. More Information>>
NO tax revenue will come directly to the city from the operation of the proposed casino, resort or any other development on the site. Nonetheless, if the Tribe’s proposal is successful, the city may have to provide services to and around the site. While other development and the citizens of Glendale pay for city services, development on the Indian reservation would be required to contribute nothing although the city will provide all services to the property. More Information>>
Arizona law provides on Indian gaming on existing reservations only. The voters and the legislators have enacted laws that prohibit gaming on newly created reservation lands. However, the Tribe attempts to invoke two federal laws to support its application for the Secretary of the Interior to create an Indian reservation within Glendale. Those laws are the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The city believes that the Tribe’s interpretation of these laws is incorrect and that the creation of an Indian reservation at the proposed site is illegal.
Artwerks Lateral 58
A new downtown event spotlights art & culture in Glendale every 1st Saturday thru May 10am till 4pm in the historic downtown area. Along the breezeway, in the middle of the block, along 58th Ave between Glendale and Glenn, a delightful group of artist will gather in plein air under the trees to work and display their art, perform their music and share camaraderie. Many have art available for purchase.
story can be told through public arts and
culture marking its most historic spaces.
Glendale’s historic downtown offers a glimpse
into the journey Glendale has made over its 100
years. A new event kicking off in Historic
Downtown Glendale in November aims to spotlight
those existing art and cultural treasures while
also inspiring new ones.
Called Artwerks Lateral 58, the event takes its name from the historic 58th parallel (now 58th Avenue) in the heart of Glendale’s downtown. The first Artwerks events will be held Saturdays in conjunction with Glendale Glitters, the city’s annual holiday festival season, and will feature live performing artists, local painters, sculptors, dancers and musicians.
be set up along the historic and recently
renovated alleyway just east of downtown’s
Murphy Park at 58th Avenue, and event goers will
have the opportunity to watch artists at work as
well as tour the historic area and enjoy its
many boutique shops and dining options.
The day-long events will conclude just as the blanket of twinkling lights for Glendale Glitters begin to illuminate the night sky. Glitters season art events are Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. for musicians.
Artwerks will then take place regularly on the first Saturday of the month beginning in February.
The goal of Artwerks Lateral 58 is to have the arts flourish in Glendale’s Centerline district creating a cultural community creatively and collectively; connecting the unique businesses located in Glendale’s Centerline district with the local arts community. Studies have shown that investing in arts and culture not only enhance the quality of life for a downtown area, but also have a strong economic impact on local business by creating a vibrant energy that attracts residents, merchants and visitors. A recent study, titled Arts and Prosperity III, found that nonprofit arts and culture generate more than $6.6 million in the city of Glendale and more than $839,000 in local and state government revenue.
Glendale’s Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Fusion Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization, on the Artwerks events. Fusion Foundation will help in introducing new artists to downtown Glendale for the opportunity to showcase their work. The group will also help identify the needs of the business community and match these with local arts and culture resources to develop additional programs.
Turning Centerline into an artistic focal point and destination for the region will allow Glendale’s Economic Development Department to bring new investment opportunities to the district as well as other areas of the city. Glendale’s Centerline District is a dynamic live/work/play redevelopment project in the heart of Glendale.
The Centerline project area is located along Glendale Avenue from 43rd to 67th avenues, between Ocotillo and Myrtle. The long-term goal of the project is to revitalize the Glendale Avenue corridor by encouraging private business investment, job creation and the development of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. The project will also result in enhanced infrastructure, public facilities, open space and neighborhoods.
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|June 17, 2011||Motley Crue and Poison with special guests New York Dolls-KDKB's 40th!||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
|June 18, 2011||
Plants of the Bible Walk Saturday June
at 8:30 a.m., Summer Saturday tours repeat June 18, July 16 and August 20
Mesa resident and Bible Scholar Dave Oberpriller teaches participants about botany, history and scripture on this slow-paced and relaxing walk down smooth and flat trails that are wheelchair-accessible. Frankincense is among the most famous plants referenced in scripture, and Dave often brings a long a few of his own potted, rare frankincense plants and has them available for purchase at "around $80", with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Arboretum. Summer start time for this tour is 8:30 a.m. May 21, June 18, July 16 and August 20.
Palms, figs and pomegranates are Plants of the Bible
|Boyce Thompson Arboretum|
June 3 - June 26, 2011
All Shook Up June 3 - June 26, 2011
It’s the summer of 1955, in a small Midwest town, when a young girl with big dreams falls for a motorcycle-riding stud who charges into town, and suddenly the laws of attraction are turned on their head. All Shook Up is built around the songs made famous by the one-and-only Elvis Presley. Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, It’s Now or Never, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, and many others, are the iconic hits that create the perfect backdrop for finding love in the unlikeliest of places.
|Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ 623-776-8400|
|June 17 & July 9, 201||
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
|Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ 623-776-8400|
|July 13, 2011||Wellness Wednesday Luncheon Sharon Madsen Herbalist Speaks - Free Salads lunch||
6939 E Main St
Scottsdale AZ 85252
|July 15, 2011||98KUPD Presents: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
July 22 - August 14, 2011
Baby the Musical July 22 - August 14, 2011
Emotions are high as three diverse couples cope with the overwhelming, rewarding and comical consequences of conceiving a baby. Follow the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion leads to a surprise pregnancy. With an upbeat musical score embracing jazz, folk and pop styles, this charming show takes a humorous and heartfelt look at “what to expect when you’re expecting”!
|Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ 623-776-8400|
|July 22 & July 27||
Performances are included with general admission or free for Museum Members unless otherwise noted.
|Phoenix Art Museum|
|July 24||Journey with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
|August 5, 2011||Kid Rock - Born Free Tour With Sheryl Crow||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
|September 11||Def Leppard with very special guest Heart||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
September 2 - September 25, 2011
Steel Magnolias September 2 - September 25, 2011
The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the familiar sanctuary of Truvy's local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while keeping up with essential neighborly gossip! From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, humor and, of course, perfectly coiffed hair.
|Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ 623-776-8400|
|September 18||Santana||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ|
|October 16||Billy Idol at Arizona State Fair||Arizona State Fairgrounds -|
|October 20||Judas Priest at Arizona State Fair||Arizona State Fairgrounds -|
|October 23||Miranda Cosgrove at Arizona State Fair||Arizona State Fairgrounds -|
|October 26||Three Doors Down at Arizona State Fair||Arizona State Fairgrounds -|
|November 2||Weezer at Arizona State Fair||Arizona State Fairgrounds -|
|March 29 - April 1||
|Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams|
|May 31 - June 3||
|Friday June 3, 2011||
KANSAS' first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974, "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early 70's, what "seemed to be different," was actually ahead of its time. Read More
440 N 32nd St
|June 28 • 8:00 PM||
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appointed rock legend Ted Nugent deputy and was sworn in last summer in Arpaio’s downtown Phoenix office. Nugent is known for his conservative political views and defense of hunting and gun ownership rights. He has served on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association and is a spokesman for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, National Field Archery Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
At 62, the veteran rocker’s no holds barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits and more than 30 million albums sold. Both as a solo artist and with the Amboy Dukes and Damn Yankees, Nugent has amassed a sizable list of well-known hits, including "Journey To The Center Of The Mind," "Stranglehold," "Free For All," "Dog Eat Dog," "Wango Tango," "Cat Scratch Fever," "Motor City Madhouse," cult classic “Fred Bear,” "High Enough” and “Love Grenade.”
Hailing from Detroit, Nugent’s guitar talents and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman." Get your Nuge on! His fire-breathing intensity and the sound he wrings from his almighty Gibson Byrdland have placed him among the all-time greats of rock & roll.
In addition to music, Nugent is a New York Times best-selling author of Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto and his autobiography titled God, Guns, & Rock n' Roll. He heads up his own hunting camp, owns his own hunting supply store and sells his own beef jerky.
440 N 32nd St
|July 15 • 8:00 PM||
Mr. Lucky -- Chris Isaak’s stunning new masterpiece -- perfectly balances the ecstasy of great romance with the agony of pure heartbreak. Mr. Lucky offers passionate music that feels decidedly lived-in. Like some rocking Sinatra album for the 21st Century, Mr. Lucky is a song cycle about the good luck we earn and the bad luck we just can’t seem to shake. Right from its killer opener -- the wonderfully tortured “Cheaters Town” -- to the concluding and uplifting “Big, Wide Wonderful World,” Isaak takes us all on a dark but beautiful ride -- one you will likely recognize as your own. Read More»
440 N 32nd St
|August 29 • 8:00 PM||
Donny was born December 9, 1957 to George and Olive Osmond in Ogden Utah. He is the seventh of nine children: eight boys and one girl. The entire Osmond Family have a long and varied career, which had a humble beginning singing barbershop harmony on Main Street Disneyland. Soon thereafter, Donny and his siblings became very successful teen idols worldwide. READ MORE
440 N 32nd St
Every Monday Arrowhead Hospital Blood Pressures Arrowhead Hospital is now doing blood pressures in center court, near Guest Services from 7:30 - 10:30am every Monday morning. This is a great opportunity to get accurate and complimentary blood pressures.
Every Tuesday... Carefree/Cave Creek Rotary Club, 7:30am breakfast at Horny Toad. Call 480-575-1409.
Cave Creek Saddle Club Monthly meetings, 3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. at Harris Bank, Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy. Call President Susan Dryer, 623-465-1374 or visit www.cavecreeksaddleclub.org .
Every Tuesday... Carefree Corridor Business Group, 7:00am breakfast at Pioneer Restaurant. Call 480-560-7841 Tom Buckhardt - no membership fees, open to one business professional in each field, pass leads, share experiences, guest speakers www.carefreecorridorbusinessgroup.com .
Hospice of the Valley, Paradise Valley Grief Support, meets at PV Senior Center, 17402 N. 40th St., every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Call 602-636-5390 for info.
"Women with Spirit" Tues. at 7:30 a.m., Kashman's Deli at the Summit. All women are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation. Call 480-231-9927 for info, sponsored by Desert Mission United Methodist Church.
Every Tuesday... Soroptimists Meeting, 7:30am www.sisfoothills.org
Panic Relief, Inc. ;has a program geared to help anyone suffering from these disorders. Held in Cave Creek/Carefree, Mon., noon - 1 p.m., Tues. 7 - 8 p.m. Call 732-940- 9658 if you are interested in attending.
Every Wednesday... Kiwanis Club of Carefree, 11:30am at Harolds. Call 480-488-8400.
American Girls Club, for 2nd – 6th grade girls who just want to have fun! Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 4 p.m., Vineyard Church, 42105 N. 41st Dr., Anthem. Call 623-742- 7329 for info.
Awana Youth Program, 3 years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:15 to 8 p.m. Black Mountain Baptist Church; 33955 N. Cave Creek Rd. Call 480-488-1975 or visit www.bmbcaz. com.
Program, 3 years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:25 to 8 p.m. SonRise
Community Church; 29505 N. Scottsdale Road. For info call
Diane at 623-516-0691.
Women’s Domestic Violence Support Group, meets Wed., 6:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 35500 N. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree. Drop-ins welcome. Call 480- 488-1090 for more information.
Every Thursday evening, Old Town Scottsdale’s many art galleries keep the lights on. ArtWalk runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, around Main Street and Marshall Way, Scottsdale. Free. (480) 990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Unite to Fight Illegal Immigration Town Hall Meeting Childress Auto Mall, 2223 W. Camelback Rd., every Thurs., 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. For more information: www.immigrationbuzz.com or 602-433-3760.
Las Palmas Grand Ballroom Dance Thursdays Set 4- Oct 2, 2008 2550 E. Ellsworth Rd Mesa 480-982--0577
Downtown Chandler Farmers Market Every Thursday, 3-7 p.m., beginning Oct. 9 Dr. A. J. Chandler Park
Every Friday... Carefree Farmers' Market , 9:00am- 1:00pm at Carefree Town Center in the Amphitheater at 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377. Click here or call 480-488-3686
Every Friday Night 6-9pm ... ALL CARS WELCOME FRIDAY NIGHT CAR SHOW ,at Big Earl's Greasy Eats 6135 E. Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek , AZ 85331. l 480-575-7889
Rotary Club of Anthem Weekly breakfast meetings every Fri., 7 a.m., Ironwood Country Club, 41551 N. Anthem Hills Dr. Contact Larry Evans at 623-225-6342.
Every Friday Wine Classes at 6:00PM. $10 to try 6 wines with the best food in the valley at any wine tasting at 21023 N Cave Creek Rd. just east of the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Rose Garden (the first street north of the 101).www.cavecreekwines.com.
BINGO sponsored by the American Legion & VFW. 1st & 3rd Fri. Boulder Creek High School. Public Welcome.
Fish Fry Sponsored by American Legion Post 34 in Cave Creek, will resume October 5.Every Saturday November 2007 – April 2008:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arizona’s Singing Cowboy in Old Town - Enjoy the award winning team of Gary and Dusty while they return you to the “wild west” with your favorite old western tunes, humorous cowboy poetry and funny stories. Gary and Dusty are on the streets of “Old Town” every Saturday afternoon For additional information 480-312-7750
Anthem Legislative Update;. Senator Pamela Gorman's 1st Friday/Month legislative update meeting, 9 a.m., Anthem Community Center. Call 602-926-4002.
Every Saturday... Farmers Market at Roadhouse Cave Creek 9am
Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills; Chapter, ;meetings to resume in the fall.
Scouts Computer Swapmeet: 3rd Sunday of each month 6 AM to 10:30 AM at Scottsdale Pavilions, 9069 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale (West of the loop 101 Freeway). See: http://scoutscomputerswapmeet.com/.
time varies, based on date Location: downtown arts district
Phone: (602) 488-9494
An exclusive tour of the downtown Phoenix Arts Scene. This tour targets the arts enthusiast and buyer, providing a guided tour of The Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue Arts Districts.
ARTOUR's provided for groups large and small, in town and out of town. Each ARTOUR caters to the tastes and flavors of the attendees, and offer intimate connections to our downtown arts culture. Tours can be any length of time and personalized for your group to include suggestions for culinary, musical and theatrical endeavors to compliment your experience in our emerging Downtown Arts Scene.
Tours are $100 per person, per hour for the tour. Transportation can be provided for an additional fee, cost varies based on references. Group Rates are available. North Scottsdale Polo Club plays weekly during the spring and winter months; visit their website to confirm dates and times www.northscottsdalepolo.com
Phoenix Public Market 8 A.M. - 1
P.M. SE. Corner of Central and McKinley streets On the southeast
corner of Central Ave and McKinley St. (2 blocks south of Roosevelt)
602-493-5231 Admission: Free Event Date:
Every Saturday of Each Month.
Experience the best in Arizona agriculture, cooking and creativity as vendors from across the state will offer fresh flowers, fruits & vegetables, meat & dairy products, roasted coffee, mouth watering honey, jams & chocolates, baked goods & prepared foods. For grocery and gift shopping, a meal with friends and neighbors and more - the Downtown Phoenix Public Market welcomes YOU. VISA, MasterCard, Food Stamps & AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks accepted. FREE parking is available on-site.
Curves of Anthem 42323 N Vision Way Suite 105 in Anthem, AZ 85086
will be offered at Sylvan Learning Center of Anthem 3434 W. Anthem Way, Suite 136 Anthem, AZ 85086
Cactus League Schedule Arizona's 53rd Cactus League season starts March 1st. It is expected to boost the state's economy by more than $200 million according to league officials.
Alice Cooperstown 101 E. Jackson St. Phoenix, AZ, 85004 (602) 253-7337
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket WirelessPavilion, Phoenix, AZ
Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., Cave Creek
Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave.Chandler, AZ (480) 782-2680
Copper Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, 9126 W Camelback Road 623-935-6384
Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584
Desert Broom Library, 29710
N. Cave Creek Rd. (SW corner of Tatum and Cave Creek)
602-262-4636 or visit our website at
Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. For events, call 480-488-2286 or visit their website at www.desertfoothillslibrary.com .
First United Methodist Church 15 E. First Ave., in Mesa
Foothills Library 19055 N 58th Ave Glendale AZ 623-930-3844
Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, Pam DiPietro, 480-488-1145 or 515-2798. 7005 E. Cave Creek Rd. # 107, Cave Creek 85331
Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center 59th Ave & Olive Glendale
Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road
Grimaldi's Dinner Theater 4000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Kangen Mansion Private residence
Margaritaville Westgate City Center 6751 N Sunset Blvd Suite E109 Glendale Ave & I-101
Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ
Mesa Amphitheatre 201 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ (480) 644-2560
Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak
Prkwy, Anthem. For events and hours call
602-652-3000, or visit the library
North Valley Playhouse 13043 North Cave Creek Road
Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
Payson Event Center
Phoenix Zoo 455 N Galvin Pkwy 602-914-4333
Prochnow Auditorium , Flagstaff, AZ
Renaissance Glendale, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts(480) 994-ARTS
(2787) or online at
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - 7374 E. Second St. (480) 994-ARTS
South Mountain Community College 7050 S. 24th St
Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office 480-350-2822
The Blooze Bar 12014 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ (602) 788-4574
US Airways Center ( formerly America West Arena)
Webb Center Wickenburg AZ 928-684-6624
Westgate City Center
Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. MacDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
Veterans Memorial Coliseum 19th Ave & McDowell
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