Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute

The Arizona Historical Society, in partnership with Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, will host Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute. Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, each featured painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the warrior depicted. Readers and visitors will encounter the faces and the hearts of those who answered the nation’s call and learn of their bravery. PortraitsofCourageAZ.org

2018 Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC

On Sunday, Oct. 28, thousands of walkers will come together to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance at Tempe Beach Park. Since 2005, Autism Speaks and SARRC have partnered to raise funds for autism research and programs underway in Arizona.

Over the past 13 years, more than $9 million has been raised through the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families. The Arizona walk event—one of more than 60 that happen around the nation—attracts one of the largest crowds and accounts for one of Autism Speaks’ most popular events. Half of all proceeds raised fund direct services and resources through SARRC while the other half aids Autism Speaks mission to enhance lives today while accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. For more information, call Randi O’Connor at 602.606.9896 or to register your team visit AutismCenter.org/2018Walk.


Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale returns for its 10th anniversary Nov. 2-4. Nine studios and 26 artists will be represented. This is a free, self-guided tour, and attendees are welcome to start at any point on the “art trail” and make their way to each of the stops. Some are in close proximity to one another and may be within walking or biking distance while carpooling offers a quicker option to visit all the studios in one day. 

Just in time for the start of the holiday season, the Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale serves as a perfect opportunity to not only enjoy a myriad of local art masterpieces but also have the opportunity to purchase special works of art that are available for sale directly from the artists.

A printable map and more details can be found at CamelbackStudios.com.

Salud! 2018 Signature Wine Dinner at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Gabriel’s Angels is excited to announce the honorary chairs, husband and wife team Jay Cross and Mary Holman, for the eighth annual Salud! 2018 Signature Wine Dinner event on Saturday, Nov. 3. They have been supporting Gabriel’s Angels since 2013 and are passionate about its mission: To inspire confidence, compassion and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy.

Salud! 2018 features a wine reception, a world-class three-course dinner, live musical entertainment, a live auction lead by renowned auctioneer Letitia Frye and Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams greeting attendees. Individuals at the event will have an opportunity to take part in a unique raffle known as “Lucky Leashes” by purchasing a red leash, with a variety of prizes available to win. Proceeds from Salud! help Gabriel’s Angels continue its work with at-risk children in the greater Phoenix community.

Salud! 2018 is designed to show Gabriel’s Angels’ commitment to offer continued pet therapy for children in our community through the love of a therapy dog. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship, visit, GabrielsAngels.org.   

Night for Sight: Support the Foundation for Blind Children

Join Valley CEOs, local celebrities and attendees for the 17th Annual Night for Sight event on Oct. 13 at Dominick’s Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter. The annual event raises funds to create awareness and opportunities for blind or visually impaired children.

This year’s event will be especially touching for co-chair Taylor More. Her son Henry is not only blind but is also deaf. 

Taylor credits Foundation for Blind Children for the progress her son has made since moving from Canada to receive training at the Phoenix facility.

Taylor will join co-chair Jennifer Moser for the special evening where attendees will feast on the Valley’s best prime steaks and seafood, cocktails and wine provided by Dominick’s Steakhouse, while enjoying a silent auction, dancing and live entertainment, including dueling pianos. 

As part of the evening, Valley TV personality Tara Hitchcock will be presented the 2018 Visionary Award. Past recipients include Luis Gonzalez, Derrick Hall, Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Matt Williams and many more. For donations please contact Brianna Lanute at 602.337.8268.

In-Home Eye Care Is Coming to Paradise Valley

Dr. Eric Buensuceso had a vision: to bring eye care to those who could not readily access it. Working with nursing homes and prisons, he decided to take it a step further and deliver mobile eye care to people who couldn’t make the time to receive it. Think those with odd shifts, busy schedules or those that are housebound. 

As a licensed, practicing optometrist for the last 24 years and a mobile eye care practitioner for 10 years, Dr. Buensucesco decided to follow his passion and move from the East Coast to Arizona. After doing much research, he decided the Valley was a great place to start this journey, bringing his “office” to you, offering the same services as a brick-and-mortar location.  

“We offer after-hours eye care for eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, diabetic eye exams and much, much more,” Dr. Buensucesco says. 

For more information, call 623.980.5496.