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Cave Creek’s 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Celebrate Independence Day early at one of the Valley’s biggest parties. Cave Creek’s spectacular “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” takes place after sunset Monday, July 3, and is being hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road; Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road; and The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek.

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The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, children’s activities, food and drink specials at all three restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin after sunset behind Harold’s. A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6pm to midnight.

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With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks are safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s, making the largest display in Cave Creek one of the most exhilarating shows in the Valley. Admission is free at all three restaurants with open seating, first come first serve. At Harold’s Corral, reserved seats outside are available for $15 for a two-top, $20 for a four-top and $35 for a 10-top. Live music will be a highlight, with the Crown Kings playing inside from 8:30pm–1am, and Hillbilly Deluxe energizing the crowd outside from 7–11:30pm. While admission is free at Harold’s, it does not include game zone activities or food. The outside bar and BBQ will be cash only, and ATMs will be onsite. Guests to Harold’s also can help the Foothills Food Bank by donating canned goods or money. Those making a donation that night will be entered to win a prize.

Carefree Resort

Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce are also supporting the event as sponsors. Patrons are encouraged to take a staycation and spend the weekend exploring the many shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in the area. Carefree Resort & Conference Center is offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend. For more details, call 480.488.5300 or visit www.carefree-resort.com.​

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Sat 4/8

Join Us For Stacks Of Fun!

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday April 8th from 7am-11am!

Our Kiwanis of Carefree pancake breakfasts are a favorite local tradition. They offer good food, at good prices, creating a good time to support our many good community services. They raise about $12,000 each year to support our various community services.

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Pancake breakfasts are held twice a year, fall and spring, on Saturday mornings, in the town center of Carefree. Local newspapers and signs announce them, and more than 600 people attended the last one. When they began about twelve years ago, they were tied to the Fiesta Day parade – the only local event that drew a lot of outsiders.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Band

Now pancake breakfasts are an event on their own, with other local organizations arranging information booths around the area.

We welcome this intra-community involvement because good neighborhood organizations should support each other!

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Cave Creek Museum’s Home & Garden Tour 3/12

CAVE CREEK – Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 12 to attend Cave Creek Museum’s Home and Garden Tour.

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This year’s tour features four unique homes that range from Western traditional to modern:

Binkovitz Residence: This unique, mid-century modern home boasts spectacular views of the surrounding desert and mountains from its location atop a hill above Rancho Mañana. The modest home, which is owned by Dr. Larry and Jean Binkovitz, uses a creative design to maximize its 1,660 square feet of living space. Functional, built-in bedroom furniture, floor to ceiling windows, and an expansive deck give the home a feeling of space that belies its size. The weathered corten steel exterior blends into the earthy browns and tans of the surrounding desert, and a cantilevered design will intrigue architecture enthusiasts and novices alike.

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Hamline Residence: One of the original five homes built in Carefree, this historical home was designed by renowned Carefree architect Gerry Jones. Jones has designed more than 300 mountain residences in Arizona. Many are among the most sought after luxury custom homes in the state. In 2006, the home was remodeled and the exterior was clad with steel that eventually rusted. The new look gives the home a contemporary, industrial feel that is continued throughout the interior. Rustic modern architectural details, including massive doors, floor to ceiling windows, and wood beamed ceilings, create a visually interesting yet comfortable atmosphere. Standing at the back of the house, one can see all the way through to the view on the other side of the home.

Spurgin Residence: This beautiful and sprawling 4,424 square foot home was designed to house the owners’ extensive fine art collection. The attention to architectural detail and interior décor highlight the incredible artwork throughout the residence. Built in 2005, the home has numerous patios that provide incredible views of Four Peaks, Weavers Needle, and even the Fountain Hills Fountain. The guest house patio overlooks the Hohokam archaeological site. The Museum will conduct a “Kitchen and Garden Boutique” at this tour stop, where guests can purchase homemade baked goods, small cooking and gardening accessories, plants, and crafts. All proceeds from the “Kitchen and Garden Boutique” benefit Cave Creek Museum.

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Dickens Home: Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, this recently renovated residence belongs to award-winning artist Lucy Dickens and her husband Richard. The ceilings add a unique charm to this home, with a beamed ceiling in the massive great room and a brick ceiling in the kitchen that add to the European ambience throughout. The bathrooms feature antique chests repurposed as sink cabinets. A resort-like backyard, offers views of massive boulders. From the second-floor patio, one can see Phoenix city lights in the evening. Dickens’ studio will also be open during the tour for those interested in seeing her paintings and workspace.

A self-guided tour, the event provides the flexibility to choose the order of which properties you visit. The Museum will provide a pamphlet that serves as your ticket and includes the history and a detailed description of each home. On-site docents will point out additional aspects of each home. Once you have your admission pamphlet, you can start the tour at any of the featured locations.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.cavecreekmuseum.org, at the Museum, which is located at 6140 Skyline Drive, or with credit card by phone. The Museum also will open early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 12 to sell tickets. Tickets will not be available at the homes.

Tickets cost $35 per person through 5 p.m. Monday, March 6. After that, tickets cost $40 per person. No pets, food or beverages, or photography will be allowed within the homes, and no children under the age of 12 will be admitted. Please note that some of the homes are on uneven terrain and may not be handicap accessible.

For additional information, call (480) 488-2764 or visit
www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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Library Fundraising Gala- Sat 2/11

Saturday, February 11, at 5:30pm  Desert Foothills Library

The Desert Foothills Library celebrates its 63rd anniversary this year thanks to the loyalty of its donors and volunteers.

 

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Working under its mission to “facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves,” the library is open to everyone, seven days a week and supports the entire Foothills community with culturally enriching programs, educational events and quality services.

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Desert Foothills Library is unique in that it is a 501(c)3 non-profit, privately funded public library – the only privately funded library in the state of Arizona. It is also home to Chapter2Books, the largest used book store in the North Valley. With over 15,000 books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks, all purchases and donations help support the running of the library.

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In order to continue serving its North Valley patrons, the library is gearing up for one of its largest fundraisers of the year, and the entire community is invited. The Ninth Annual Gala “All That Jazz” will be held Saturday, February 11, at 5:30pm. The event will take place at the Library, 38443 North School House Road, in Cave Creek.

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This year’s fundraiser includes hosted cocktails, a gourmet dinner and a silent auction, as well as a champagne and wine event.

Tickets are $175 per person and are available by contacting Executive Director David Court or Library Manager Terri Engebretson, at 480.488.2286 or by emailing dcourt@dfla.org.

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Selling Your Home? 6 Reasons To Renovate Now!

Master Spa Bathrooms sell homes!

Master Spa Bathrooms sell homes!

 

Face it. Your home’s not perfect. You may keep up with general maintenance, and perhaps you’re meticulously clean. But how old is your kitchen? Do your paint colors reflect current trends? Could your living room use some updating?

When it comes to selling your home today, it’s got to be perfect, or buyers will simply move on to the next option.
Doing some renovations, whether that means overhauling areas that are long overdue for a face-lift or making some simple changes that freshen up the place, is typical.
But if you’re thinking they can wait until you’re ready to list your home, these 6 reasons may make you rethink that plan.

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Update Original Niches, Design a Media Wall

1. You get to enjoy the new stuff

“A worthy update can either serve to reduce your cost of living while you remain in the home or add significant value to the home’s sale price when you decide to put it on the market,” said Scott McGillivray, a real estate investor and host of the HGTV show Income Property to US News.

But if you’re going to spend some cash on updating and renovating your place, you should at least be able to get some enjoyment out of the updates before turning the house over to someone else, right? If you’ve been waiting for 10 years for new appliances, it would be a shame to not have the opportunity to at least cook a few meals and throw a dinner party or two.

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Fresh, New Finishes Make Your Home #1

2. They always take longer than expected

It’s a fact of renovation. If your timeline is six weeks, it’ll take 12. At least. Giving yourself plenty of time before you’re ready to list your home will help you avoid a stressful scramble at the end when you’re trying to get it on the market.

3. There may be issues you’re unaware of

Your Realtor will point out areas that need to be addressed and recommend changes to make your home more saleable. But, getting your home ready to sell might be harder than you expect if problems like mold or termites are uncovered. Getting a jump on any big issues or anything that goes beyond the cosmetic will give you the time you need to fix the problems and hold onto your sanity.

Outdoor Kitchens Enhance The Arizona Lifestyle

Outdoor Kitchens Enhance The Arizona Lifestyle

4. They don’t have to be huge….

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Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival

Friday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2017  10:00am – 5:00pm

101 Easy Street  Carefree, AZ 85377
$3 Entrance Admission, Carefree residents enter for FREE
Wine Tasting Ticket and Souvenir Glass is $10.

This wonderful three-day festival is widely known as a collector’s show, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality.

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Contemporary equine painter, Terry Meyer, is the featured artist.

The streets of downtown Carefree close, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Artists’ works include small, medium, life-size and monumental bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. Subject matter ranges from Southwest and traditional to contemporary and abstract, including floral, wildlife, European, African and Native American art to name a few. The festival offers a wide variety of mediums, styles, sizes, subject matters and price ranges.

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This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for sampling. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, all while strolling throughout thousands of original works of art and listening to live music float through the air.

The Wine Hosting Charity will be The Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce.

The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the intersection of Easy and Ho Hum streets. Parking is free all weekend. Altogether, this event promises to be a weekend to forever remember!

For more information www.thunderbirdartists.com 

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Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar – Saturday

January 14, 2017
9:30am and run to approximately noon at The Speakeasy, our NEW LOCATION in the SAME building. 100 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377

Agaves as Living Sculptures in the Desert Foothills Landscape

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By Greg Starr, Owner and Operator of Starr Nursery; 2006 Master of the Southwest, Phoenix Home Garden Magazine and Author of Cool Plants for Hot Gardens and Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers. Carefree Desert Gardens is delighted to welcome back author, speaker, and agave fanatic Greg Starr, owner and operator of Starr Nursery in Tucson which specializes in agaves, cacti and xeric shrubs.

Greg is a leading proponent of xeriscaping in the Southwest. He has traveled extensively in Mexico and the U.S. to study and photograph plants in their habitats. Greg will speak on agaves, large and small, that are hardy for our elevation, how to plant and care for them to ensure success in our landscapes or containers and companion plantings. He will bring plants to sell.

A $5.00 (or more) donation is suggested to support these programs
For information call 480-488-3686. Come early. Seating is limited.

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Desert Discover Day Sat 11/19

Don’t miss the fun at Desert Discovery Day!
Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Cave Creek   Sat 11/19  10am -2pm

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​Join children of all ages to explore the preserve, learn about the diversity of life in our desert, and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape!

Children will receive a stamp at each station along the Harry Dalton Trail, and a goody bag for collecting stamps. Stations include live animals, crafts, information and activities from DFLT and partners. There will even be free refreshments!

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​Our focus for the day is to share the Sonoran Desert and the Jewel with our community in order to encourage support for conservation efforts and participation in hiking and other healthy outdoor activities. Other participating organizations include:​

  • AZ Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter
  • Cave Creek Museum
  • Desert Awareness Committee of Foothills Community Foundation
  • Desert Foothills Family YMCA
  • Rural/Metro Fire Department
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Wild At Heart

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​​No registration is required. However, for groups of 10 or more, please contact DFLT at 480-488-6131 or info@dflt.org to make arrangements for your visit.

All photos by Jon Klas

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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Nov 4-6th

The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features more than 165 juried fine artisans
from throughout the United States and abroad.

Carefree Fine Art and Wine FestivalArtists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more!

This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, while strolling through over 5,000 pieces of original artwork, all while the soothing sounds of live music float through the air.

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Steel Drummer, Paul McDermand, will be featured in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

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The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the corner of Easy and Ho Hum streets.
Parking is free all weekend. Altogether, this event promises to be a weekend to forever remember.

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The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals are enhanced by the beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop of Carefree. Thunderbird Artists holds the title of Arizona’s largest wine-tasting events, featuring first-class wines from around the world. These festivals touch each of the senses, with fine wines, mouthwatering chocolates, the visual feast of art and the subtle sound of ambient music.  After taking in all the sights and sounds of the festival, make sure and leave yourself time to discover Carefree’s assortment of unique shops, boutiques, galleries restaurants and outdoor cafes.

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Carefree Pumpkin Garden Opens 10/17

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Phoenix Magazine Rates Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden
voted BEST IN VALLEY for 2016! 
Town of Carefree will host the 2nd annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, created by world renowned artist, Ray Villafane October 17 – 31. The pumpkins are still keeping time to the Carefree Sundial (which is the 3rd largest in the world) but 2016 will garner all new pumpkin Vignettes and even a little Pumpkin town that will take you back into time.
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Ray also is featuring his NEW Scarecrows that are handcrafted out of organic materials from the desert. Sponsors for the event will include Jelly Belly Candy, Bashas, Mortimer Farms, Toll Brothers, Carefree Conference Center, Russ Lyon Sothebys and of course APS who has supported Carefree events for many years. Let There Be Light will be donating some of their expertise to the displays! Pumpkin treats and cool pumpkin merchandise will also be available for purchase. Check out CarefreePumpkinGarden.com for details.

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