Local News Briefs

November 5, 2008

Birthday Bash

Friends are invited to “roast” Dick Gernandt on his 70th birthday. The party will be in the lower bar at Harolds on Saturday, Nov. 8. The “roasting” will start at 7:30. Dick requests no gifts, please.

Tennis Tournament and Art Auction

CAREFREE – For those of you who know Jennifer Campbell and Conrad Hudgens (Conrad's Leather and Imagine Gallery in el Pedregal) and those who may not – these are two people that have supported the Arts in the Cave Creek/Carefree area for over 25 years. They were some of the original founders of the Cave Creek Craft Council – which eventually became the Sonoran Arts League – in Cave Creek and have been significant financial supporters of SAL, as well as supporting many SAL members in their retail business.

Tragically, Jennifer was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer after playing tennis last spring and is now going through Chemo and Radiation therapies.

Her family and friends are organizing a tennis event on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Carefree Resort Tennis Club – anyone can play! Additionally, a Silent Auction will be held during the event. All proceeds will go to the Lung Cancer Alliance in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

The Tennis Tournament will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Silent Auction will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate in the tennis event call Ron or Jackie at The Tennis Club, 480-488-7106 or e-mail cbtr@cox.net. For the Silent Auction or to volunteer call Chris Williams at 480-488 3210 or e-mail Christinewil@msn.com.

Please support those who have been so generous with their time and energy in supporting our entire community.

Desert Foothills Library presents Second Annual Gala

Desert Foothills LibraryCAVE CREEK – Sunday, Nov. 9 will find the newly opened and expanded Desert Foothills Library as the setting of a Gala evening which will include cocktails, dinner, wine and music. The reception will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction and raffle to benefit this privately funded library so it can continue to be a vital part of the community.

Suggested attire is Arizona Festive. Tickets are currently available at the library for $125 per person with a $40 tax-deduction. Raffle tickets priced at three for $20 are also available at the library for prizes from local merchants. The Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd. in Cave Creek. Call (480) 488-2286 for reservations.

Portion of Nov. 15 Equitrekking episode filmed in Cave Creek

ARIZONA – Equitrekking®, the first travel television series to explore the world on horseback, is excited to announce its new season on Phoenix's Eight/KAET Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., starting Nov. 1, with a special half hour episode on Arizona broadcast on Nov. 15.

Equitrekking's third season takes viewers horseback riding in extreme destinations including snowy Quebec, along the border of Arizona and deep into the jungle in Belize. "In each episode we travel off the beaten path to discover nature, history and culture. The locals give us an insider's perspective on each destination, which I think is the best way to travel," said host and producer Darley Newman."

The Arizona episode features Darley Newman horseback riding with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater in Canyon de Chelly, a gold rush history ride with Windwalker Expeditions in the Bradshaw Mountains outside of Phoenix, riding with local Cave Creek resident Terry Smith into the town of Cave Creek to meet other local riders for a Dutch Oven lunch.

To view a video promo visit www.equitrekking.com.

DC Ranch Paw-liday Paw-rty!!

SCOTTSDALE – Announcing the third annual dinner and auctions (live and silent) for Anthem Pets Inc., a 501-c-3 animal advocacy serving the whole North Valley.

The Paw-liday Paw-rty will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at the DC Ranch Country Club in Scottsdale. A fine dinner and evening are planned with proceeds going to help with all of their community projects, from lost and found hotlines, educational programs, foreclosure adoptions, spay/neuter and assistance to public agencies dealing with pets.

Check the website for information on tickets and to view the daily updated auction items ... from oil changes to vacations all donated by animal lovers across the area. Visit www.anthempets.com for more information.

Community invited to join students for Green Day

SCOTTSDALE – Foothills Academy College Preparatory is preparing for its first Green Day – a day of fun and sustainability awareness. The event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the campus ball field (about one block west of Scottsdale Road on Ashler Hills Drive).

Here’s a list of just a few of the activities that the students of Foothills Academy College Prep are planning for Green Day:

• Wind and Water Conservation Display and Demos
• Solar Powered Cooker Display and Demo
• “Green” Products Display
• Pledge Booth – Take a pledge to be kinder and gentler to Earth
• Live music by The 5th Hour Band – using solar powered equipment
• ASU sponsored Sustainability Booth
• Earth-friendly Automobile Display

Please plan now to join the students and faculty of Foothills Academy College Prep for this informative and fun day! For questions contact Jim White at www.foothillsacademy.com.