MAY 14, 2014

Community News Briefs

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Scottsdale Ranch Park hosts U.S. Open National tennis playoffs  
Watch tennis players compete for a chance to play in the U.S. Open. Scottsdale Ranch Park will host the USTA’s Southwest U.S. Open National Playoff Championship Saturday-Tuesday, May 17-20. Playoffs include men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. The USTA created the playoffs to expand the footprint of the U.S. Open to cities nationwide by providing the opportunity for players 14 years and older to earn a berth into the tournament. Scottsdale Ranch Park is at 10400 E. Via Linda.

Listen to the music at free Sunday Evening Concert series
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts every Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. through July 6. Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and come listen to a variety of favorite local bands. Train and carousel rides are available during concerts. Tickets are $2 each with children younger than 3 riding free with a paying adult. The park is at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road.

Power Lunch
What:  Profitable Opportunities With Empowering Results.  A hands on lunch and learn seminar to help grow your business.  Lunch is provided.  RSVP is a must.  Information: 480-488-3381, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 20. Venues Café, 34 Easy Street, Carefree. Cost: $20 per person.

Ribbon cutting and Open House
What:  Celebrate the one year anniversary of Sentimental Journey Antiques with a ribbon cutting and open house.  Everyone is welcome.  Ribbon Cutting at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Information: 480-488-3381, 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 21. Sentimental Journey Antiques, 7171 E. Cave Creek Suite L&M, Carefree. Cost: Free.

Children invited to Wilderness Escape VBS
A summer event called “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” will be hosted at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church and Preschool from 9 a.m. – noon June 2 through June 6. Participants step back in time at Wilderness Escape, exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Our kids will be collecting spare change all week long to benefit the efforts of the Foothills Food Bank, their chosen charity. For information call 480-585-8007 or visit

Business Breakfast 
8 – 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29 networking event and a very informative guest speaker.  Come listen to the Scottsdale Police department as they discuss how to handle a situation with an active shooter.  Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek; $6 for Members, $10 for Non-members. Information: 480-488-3381,