Mountainside Fitness to Open New State-of-the-Art Location

Mountainside Fitness is excited to announce it has acquired what will be its 18th Valley-wide location at one of Arizona’s legacy properties, La Camarilla Racquet Club. The highly sought-after property is located at the intersection of 53rd Street and Shea and serves as a gateway to Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Construction on the 40,000,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center will start in the summer.

Arizona Science Center Hosts Laser Light Shows

Arizona Science Center has added a new laser system that will rock the Dorrance Planetarium. The new Premium SkyLase FX Projector, developed by Orlando-based Audio Visual Imagineering and installed this winter, includes 14 breathtaking special effect filters that give an electrifying dimension to the laser shows. This is the most advanced laser projector on the planet, and Arizona Science Center Dorrance Planetarium is only the second planetarium in the world to boast of being able to display the largest variety of laser special effects of any laser system available. 

Arizona Science Center hosted Lasers & Liquor: Stranger Things and Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon + Cosmic Playground. Guests listened to music from the Stranger Things soundtrack and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon while being dazzled by the multicolored state-of-the-art laser light show on the dome.

Gary Sinise Appears at Barrett-Jackson

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Gary Sinise was on-site to conduct media interviews before going on the block to help sell a Richard Rawlings/Gas Monkey Garage restored 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in January. This car was featured on a two-part episode of Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation. His foundation proudly serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Barrett-Jackson was the epicenter for raising much-needed funds and awareness on behalf of deserving charities nationwide at its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction. During the weeklong premier automotive lifestyle event, Barrett-Jackson raised $9.6 million, which includes donations made on the block beyond the hammer prices and is the largest amount raised at one auction in the company’s 48-year history.

2019 Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game Weekend

The 9th Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game Weekend is a family fun-filled event held to raise money for the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund and the various organizations it supports. The weekend will begin on Friday, April 26 as guests arrive in preparation for the big game on Saturday, April 27. Larry and friends will play in the celebrity softball game while more than 10,000 fans watch, interact and cheer for their favorite team. The players will include celebrities, past and present Arizona Cardinals, NBA players, NFL players and coaches throughout the league as well as a host of Larry’s celebrity friends, all making plays for the cause! 

The Cat Pack is Back for Annual Evening to Paws Gala 

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), in partnership with the leading funder of animal welfare in North America and presenting sponsor PetSmart Charities®, is swinging into its annual fundraising gala, Evening to Paws on Saturday, March 2, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia ballroom.

Guests will sip martinis while strolling through the upscale “market” of hundreds of silent auction items to the sound of Arizona’s Premiere Swing Orchestra and Upper East Side Big Band playing favorites by Dean, Sammy and Frank before enjoying a plated dinner, followed by a live auction and dancing. Voted “Best Gala” by Arizona Foothills magazine readers, Evening to Paws honors an individual or group of people who have made an impactful contribution to animal welfare in Arizona.