Coldwater Canyon Bluegrass Band plays at NVCC Gospel Sunday
PHOENIX – Put some YEEHAW with your AMEN!  Bluegrass Gospel Sunday at North Valley Christian Church with Coldwater Canyon Bluegrass Band. Service starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Opera House at Pioneer Living History Museum, 3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ.  Free to public.  For more information go to

Kiwanis Rodeo Pancake Breakfast March 24
CAREFREE – The Kiwanis Rodeo Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, March 24, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Carefree Amphitheater.  Adult tickets are $8 and children tickets are $4, tickets will be sold the day of the breakfast at the door.
A special thanks to Harold’s Corral and the Roastery of Cave Creek.  All proceeds go towards Kiwanis local youth programs.
Anthem Charity Classic Pickleball Tournament
ANTHEM – You're invited to participate in the 2018 Anthem Charity Classic Month from now until March 25. The 2018 Anthem Charity Classic will host a wide variety of festivities featuring a Golf Tournament, Cocktail Dinner, Silent Auction, Bocce Tournament, Pickleball/ Tennis Tournament and much more!  We are raising funds to assist Augie’s Quest for ALS Therapy Development, the ClubCorp Employee Partner Care Foundation and the Foothills Food Bank.

The "Pickles for Charity" Pickleball Tournament will be held March 24 – 25, times will vary.  The registration fee is a $35 donation per player and includes pickleball play with a boxed lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the winners in each division!

For more information or to register visit or

Merrill Gardens Lunch and Learns
ANTHEM –   Merrill Gardens at Anthem will be hosting free Lunch and learns every Thursday in the month of March from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. and is free to join.  Participants must RSVP three days prior to the event date to attend.

This month’s lunch and learns topics and dates are: March 8, James Fitzpatrick, Dementia Friends Workshop; March 22, Ascent Audiology, Hearing Presentation; March 29, Breummer Law, Everyday Law Services.
Merrill Gardens is located at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle, for more information or to RSVP call 602-457-6990 or visit


PACC911 Paws around the Fountain Pet Adopt-a-thon
FOUNTAIN HILLS – On Saturday, March 24, from 10 am-3pm the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition 911 (PACC911) will be holding an adoption event at Fountain Hills Park, 12925 North Saguaro Blvd. There will be a lure course, 50/50 raffle and food vendors plus adopter goodie bags.

Please join us!  There will be over 60 rescue groups on site, and all pets spayed, neutered and immunized.  The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation, please bring a pet food donation to donate to the pet food bank.

Free Holistic Wellness Fair in New River
NEW RIVER – Free admission at the Holistic Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 24 at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring local vendors, labyrinth walks and art studio tours all day. Wellness talks are planned each hour.

For more information, visit or call 623-465-5875. The Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center is located at 49002 N. 24th Avenue in New River.

Hop and Shop Festival at Norterra
PHOENIX – Hop on over for a fun FREE family street fair on March 24, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. ALL activities will take place on Main Street at The Shops at Norterra, 2460 W Happy Valley Road.
The Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt will begin at 11 a.m., but you must first register and pick up your bag at the red tent. Kids can then collect eggs from various shops and booths on Main Street (limit 10 eggs per child). Eggs and bags only available while supplies last. Get free photos with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a petting zoo, which includes goats, chicks, ducks, sheep and bunnies, it will be located under the red and white awning on Main Street. Only a few children will be allowed in the petting zoo at a time.
Other activities available include kids crafts and face painting and it will be located under a tent on Main Street (only available as time allows).
For more information call 623- 582-9599 or visit


Phoenix Police annual awards ceremony: “PRIDE in our Heroes”
PHOENIX – On March 27 at Comerica Theatre from 6 to 8 p.m. Phoenix Police employees and members of the community will receive honors for their outstanding acts of valor, merit, and lifesaving above and beyond the call of duty in service to their community. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration for free tickets is required.

Comerica Theatre is located at 400 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. For more information visit

PVCC 30th Anniversary ‘Bright Stars’Gala
PHOENIX – Paradise Valley Community College’s (PVCC) 30th Anniversary Gala will honor the past, celebrate the present and envision the future.  PVCC is honored to invite you to the Bright Stars in Paradise 30th Anniversary Gala benefitting student scholarships on April 14, at 6 p.m.

The gala takes place at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in the Saguaro Ballroom at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix.  There attire is semi-formal and there will be live music, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a cash bar.  Tickets are on sale now and cost $130.

For further information contact Ellen Hedlund at or call 602-787-6684. To purchase tickets, go to  To view live and silent auction items visit 

It’s Art for Land’s Sake 2018
CAVE CREEK – Celebrate local artistic talent and our incredible conserved lands at the “It’s Art for Land’s Sake 2018,” from March 19-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!  The event takes place at the Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts in Stagecoach Village.

This juried exhibit and sale is intended to increase awareness of the Land Trust’s work and to inspire land and wildlife conservation through traditional and representational art works. The exhibit is free to the public and all pieces are available for purchase. The 2018 show juror is Tim Rees, a renowned artist and instructor at the Scottsdale Artist's School and his academy Rees Atelier (

A portion of sales will benefit Desert Foothills Land Trust and the Sonoran Arts League. For more information visit

Cave Creek Youth Football and Cheer early bird registration begins
CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Youth Football is a non-profit 501c (3) community organization, and we are celebrating our 17th season of service to the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale ,North Phoenix and Tramonto areas of the northeast Valley. Cave Creek Youth Football and Cheer Association, is a charter member of the local Phoenix- American Youth Football League, the premier youth league in the state of Arizona.

We are proud to announce our 2018 early bird registration is now available online where parents can register for our tackle football (ages 7-13), and cheerleading (ages 5 to 14). Register now with our early bird discount and save $50 dollars off the regular registration fees!    Parents can now register and pay fees online at our web site,

For the 2018 season, Cave Creek Football and Cheer is offering the following programs:
TACKLE FOOTBALL – for players ages 7 to 13 years old.  Tackle Football registration fees are $450.00.
All of our Tackle Football Coaches are certified with the USA Football “Heads Up Football” training program, this program stresses player health and safety in practices and games. 
The 2018 Fall Tackle season will begin with equipment hand out on Saturday July 21st, with team practice starting on Monday July 23th. Games begin on Saturday August 25, 2018, ending with our Phoenix AYF Championship games at ASU Sun Devil Stadium on November 17th. 

CHEERLEADING – for ages 5 to 14 years old.  Cheer registration fees are $ 239.00
All of our Cheer Coaches are certified for proper training, including the health and safety of our participants.  An age appropriate cheer uniform will be provided.
Cave Creek Youth Football and Cheer is always looking for local SPONSORSHIPS to help offset the costs of running a local youth program. If interested, please visit our website at:,   and click on the sponsorship page for information or to donate online.

Free Financial Seminar at The Enclave at Anthem
ANTHEM – The Enclave Senior retirement community is presenting a free financial management three-part series, “My Spouse Always Handled the Money” presented by Catherine Scrivano of CASCO Financial Group.
The sessions are on Fridays from March 16, to April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, but RSVP is required.  The topics included are: organizing records, creating a survivor’s checklist, understanding investments, collecting benefits and transition assets after divorce or death.
For more information or to RSVP please call 602-718-1910 or visit TheEnclave

Sights and Sounds in the Carefree Desert Gardens
CAREFREE – This free event takes place on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carefree Gardens located at 101 Easy Street.  Visitors will be encouraged to stroll the scenic four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens and meet local artists from the area.  Artists will demonstrate techniques in mediums such as oil, water color, sketching, sculpting and other art forms.
For more information visit the event calendar at

Arizona Domestic Well Owner's Workshop
ANTHEM – This workshop is supported by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). An ADHS representative will also be in attendance to provide important health information on drinking water quality.  The workshop will take place on March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Valley Regional Library (located on the Boulder Creek High School campus)in the meeting room.
To learn more please visit www:// or contact Pam Blair Sheldon at 602-652-3301.
Anthem: Tax Help is Here
ANTHEM – April 11, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Check the Anthem calendar for all the details at