NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Community Briefs

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Scottsdale Shares campaign assists with holiday donations
The Scottsdale Shares campaign returns this holiday season to make it easier for residents to get information about city charitable programs and how to make donations. The Scottsdale Shares campaign provides one point of contact for residents, businesses and organizations seeking to assist those in need through donations or volunteer activities.

Participating programs include:
• Scottsdale’s Adopt-A-Family Program
• Scottsdale’s Adopt-A-Senior Program
• The Scottsdale Fire Department's annual toy drive
• The Paiute Community Center’s annual toy and teen gift program
• The Vista del Camino Food Bank
• Scottsdale Cares, community assistance program

To learn more about Scottsdale Shares, call 480-312-3111 or visit

Dedication of Bil Keane statue Nov. 8
Come help celebrate and honor Bil Keane and dedicate his “Giddy-up, Daddy” statue in the new Family Circus Pavilion at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. The celebration will be on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 2 p.m. For more information call 480-312-2312.

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar
The 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free and there’s plenty of parking. More than 70 hand-picked vendors selling unique and one-of-a-kind items, Book Nook, Corner Café (breakfast or lunch) and the Sweets & Treats Shop for delicious home-baked goodies. Proceeds go directly to projects targeted at making a positive difference in our community. Northeast corner of Pima and Cave Creek Roads. For information call 602-751-8723 or 480-252-1069.

Foothills Academy open house
Foothills Academy College Prep will have an enrollment open house on Nov. 13 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. on both the elementary and middle/high school campuses.

Foothills Academy is a top rated school, which includes elementary for grades K-6 located at 4720 E. Lone Mountain in Cave Creek, and a middle/high school campus for grades 7-12 located at 7191 E. Ashler Hills Drive in North Scottsdale.

Foothills Academy is recognized as one of the premier charter schools in Arizona and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. For more info please visit

STMS Future Stinger and Parent Night
STMS will be holding an informal open house for 6th grade students and parents on Wednesday, Nov. 20.  An informational forum hosted by the STMS counselors will be held at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. in the gym (the same information will be presented at both sessions).  Classrooms will be open to tour and staff will be on hand to answer your questions.  Visit the new Sci-Tech Action Lab, meet the World Language teachers (STMS is the only middle school in AZ to have world language taught as a core subject) and visit all of the 21st Century Classrooms infused with technology.  Come see what Stinger pride is all about!

Storytimes at the Railroad Park are Back!
Thanks to the beautiful weather, the Scottsdale Public Library will be hosting Storytime at the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park the first Tuesday of the month from 10:30 – 11 a.m. through May 2014. Enjoy silly songs and fun stories with other library friends. Look for them on the lawn, south-east of the carousel. Storytimes at the Railroad Park. Tuesday, Dec.3 at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale Rd. & Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale.

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 13.
Where:  Johnson’s Bank, 32621 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale.
What:  Business building event held where most small businesses start – A Bank.  Meet your local small business owners at Johnson’ Bank for an evening of networking and fun.  Refreshments are provided.  Information: 480-488-3381,
Cost:  $5 for Members, $10 for Non-members.

Power Lunch
What:  Profitable Opportunities With Empowering Results.  Mark your calendar for an interactive workshop sponsored by APS, to help you grow your business.  Everyone is welcome.  Plated lunch provided by Venues Café.   RSVP is required.
Information:  480-488-3381,
When:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., November 19.
Where:  Venues Café, 34 Easy Street, Carefree. Cost:  $20

Business Breakfast 
When:  8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 21.
Where:  Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek, Cave Creek.
What:  Meet business men and women of our community,   Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Harold’s and hear from Hospice of the Valley.  Hospice of the Valley has developed community resources that provide a safety net for employees who are living with a chronic illness or caring for an ill loved one.  Information everyone needs to know.  Everyone is welcome!  Information:  480-488-3381,
Cost:  $6 for Members, $10 Non-Members.

Whiskers & Wine Tickets On Sale
Carefree Plaza, Thursday, November 21, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sample fine wines from local cellars as well as some fine cuisine from local restaurants. Jazz music and a terrific silent auction while supporting the dogs and cats at Foothills Animal Rescue shelter. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the shelter or by visiting For information on donating items or sponsorship, please call us at 480-488-9890.