Around Town 5

Music in the Garden 
Spring Concert Series

The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another season of spectacular talent to the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. Situated at the base of a saguaro-lined butte, the event pairs great live local bands with the most enchanting venue in the Valley for a truly spectacular experience. Through May 6, concert goers will also be able to view the Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light exhibition. Music in the Garden will run Friday evenings from February 5, 2016 to June 24, 2016. To purchase tickets, please visit or call 480.941.1225.

Third Annual Girl Scouts Cookie Dessert Challenge

Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. For the third year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will utilize their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies— Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles—into a custom dessert menu item. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from February 1 to February 29, 2016, with a portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold directly supporting Girl Scouts and the local Council in the community. Among the Scottsdale and North Valley restaurants signed on for the challenge this year are: Rhythm & Wine, 32 Shea, Kelly’s at Southbridge, Tom’s Thumb, Copper Leaf Gastrolounge, Olive + Ivy, Rusconi’s American Kitchen, The Henry, Paul Martin’s American Grill, and many more. For more information, please visit

Colleen’s Dream Annual Golf Tournament 
& Evening 
of Dreams Gala

The third annual Colleen’s Dream Foundation Golf Tournament & Evening of Dreams Gala will be held February 18-20, 2016. This high-profile event is a big draw for local celebrities and NFL players as they come out to support funding research for ovarian cancer. All proceeds will benefit Colleen’s Dream Foundation. The Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, February 19 at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club and the Evening of Dreams Gala will be held on Saturday, February 20 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. For more information, please visit

Hotel Valley Ho Celebrates 
10th Anniversary with New Look

The iconic Hotel Valley Ho is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its reopening with a new look and special offerings available throughout 2016. The guest rooms and suites in the original wings have been redesigned in keeping with the hotel’s signature style, contemporary with an influence of 1950s modernism. New elements include décor, 49-inch HD TVs and hip furnishings. The ZuZu Lounge and hotel lobby have also been completely updated with new furniture and décor. The 10th Anniversary Special includes 10% off a guest room or suite, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks per night, a 10th anniversary arrival amenity and a $10 room upgrade based on availability. For more information and to make reservations, please visit

Tailored to You 
Home Management Company

There is a wonderful business in Paradise Valley that provides home maintenance and concierge services to busy, active or traveling homeowners. Tailored to You Home Management is owned by Terra Pike, and offers everything from basic weekly checks to an all-inclusive program that gives absentee residents peace of mind.  A few of the company’s services include coordinating and overseeing all repairs and maintenance, bringing in mail and flyers, changing light bulbs and air filters, preparing the home for guest arrival or departure, vehicle start, monsoon checks, grocery shopping and organizing cabinets and closets. Wouldn’t you love to come home from a trip and find that all your home maintenance is completed?  For more information, call Terra at 602.501.1813 or visit

The Chateau on Central Design Challenge Reveal

It’s been called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date. Now, after a year of extraordinary craftsmanship designing three, five-story Chateaus, Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona will reveal one winner. Hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, with special guest judge Luis D. Ortiz of Million Dollar Listing New York, The Reveal will take place on-site at Chateau on Central on Friday, February 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The ticketed evening begins with a tour of all three Chateaus, then a huge celebration to follow and your vote to crown the winning designer, all benefitting Stars of the Season, Banner Children’s Cardon Children’s Medical Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Career Connectors Event 
at Highlands Church

Come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies. Events are held three times a month and are available at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. The event will take place on February 11, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit or call 480.442.5806.