October 2017 Around Town 1

Arcadia Neighborhood Picnic to be held October 28

The Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association (ACMNA) and the Arcadia Osborn Neighborhood Association (AONA) have joined to sponsor the Arcadia G.A.I.N Picnic. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at the Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix.

The G.A.I.N (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) Picnic is an annual event designed to encourage neighbors from all over Arcadia to meet, greet and get to know what the neighborhood is about. The neighborhood association will provide games for kids, hold first responder demonstrations and other fun activities. This is a family event—it’s neighborly, it’s fun and everything is free including hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, popcorn, games and a whole bunch more.

Bring the kids, bring your best friend, bring relatives, even bring your pets or come alone to enjoy meeting city officials, police and fire first responders and other neighbors.

Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club Hosts 28th Annual NiteFlite

Prepare for a night of glitz and glamour at the 28th annual NiteFlite Gala hosted by the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club. The event raises money for more than a dozen local children’s charities, including the event’s primary charity partner, Playworks. Playworks is a nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to create a place for every kid on the playground—a place where every kid belongs.

More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the formal gala on Saturday, October 14, and enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and win prizes during the night-long raffle. The wildly popular NiteFlite Golf Tournament returns Friday, October 13, offering participants a day of golf, food, drinks and the opportunity to win prizes. Those interested in attending either event can purchase tickets at 2030NF.org.

Ellie and Michael Ziegler Sponsor Back-to-School Shopping

Students ages 5 through 18 enrolled in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale scholarship programs for low-income families shopped for new school clothes, shoes and supplies, thanks to community leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler, who have generously contributed $500,000 to the program over the past five years. Each recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Branches had a $100 budget to select the essentials they need. Kohl’s added a contribution to stretch the dollars further.

“Michael and I strive to create nonprofit, corporate and community collaborations for those in need. This program allows the club’s most vulnerable members to pursue their dreams and academic success,” event founder Ellie Ziegler said.

“To inject more excitement into our fifth year, we’ve streamlined the program to serve more than 710 children and teens during three high-energy Prep Rallies featuring shopping, games, books, backpacks and special appearances by local sports personalities,” Michael Ziegler added.

“We remain grateful to The Zieglers, who have helped level the playing field for more than 4,700 club members since they founded the program. Prep Rallies provide the essentials for kids who would not have the resources otherwise,” BGCS CEO Lisa Hurst said.

LDV Winery Prepares for Third Annual Harvest Festival—Wine, Grape Stomping, BBQ, Music and More!

LDV Winery, located at 6951 E. First St. in Scottsdale, is getting ready for its third annual Harvest Festival! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest.

Guests will enjoy a glass of wine of choice, as well as an LDV logo wine glass. Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Those who attend can also participate in grape stomping! There will be a BBQ from noon to 5 p.m., as well as live music all day on the patio at LDV Wine Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.

The cost to attend is $40 for early registration for the general public and $45 on the day of the festival. LDV Sky Islander Wine Club members can purchase tickets for $35.

Arizona Musicfest 6-Concert Fall Fest

Arizona Musicfest’s second annual Fall Fest features an excitingly diverse “legendary” lineup throughout November.

“Building on the overwhelming response to last year’s inaugural Fall Fest, we have designed a six-concert lineup that spans musical styles that are defined and performed by remarkable artists who incorporate their own unique musicality and artistry,” Allan Naplan, executive and producing director, says.

Those performing are Super Diamond, Dennis Rowland, Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The HillBenders and Arizona’s brightest young classical musicians at the Young Musicians Fall Concert. Single tickets are available through AZMusicFest.org or by calling 480.422.8449.

Twelve-year-old boy partners with ARIZONA HELPING HANDS to help kids in Tuba City!

Chance Peterson, 12,  has spent much of his youth in and out of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Despite his young age, he has seen the needs of other children and has made the commitment to do what he can to make lives better for needy youth. He formed a nonprofit, Giving Chances, whose mission is to help less fortunate kids. 
On Saturday, September 9, Chance partnered with Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) to take truckloads of supplies and basic needs to assist children in foster care in Tuba City, Arizona.

Arizona Helping Hands is the largest provider of basic needs to Arizona’s kids in foster care. For more information, visit AZHelpingHands.org.

Raise a Glass for St Jude

St. Jude, leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, is pleased to announce its inaugural event, Raise a Glass for St. Jude. Through this one-of-a-kind event, St. Jude hopes to raise more than $140,000 for the kids of St. Jude.

The evening will feature fine wine and food pairings from West Coast wineries, plus entertainment and dancing. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items and hear a St. Jude patient’s story. Proceeds from the event will help St. Jude generate the lifesaving results for children and their families. St. Jude families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Generous donations from events like Raise a Glass ensure families can focus on helping their child live, as no family pays St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

This event will be held on Saturday, October 28. The doors will open at 5 p.m. at Mountain Shadows 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,750.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or for additional event details, visit StJude.org or contact St. Jude’s representative Jessica Nuttall at Jessica.Nuttall@StJude.org or 480.486.2364.