Team Taylor

Team Taylor Family Fun Run


The Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association will hold its annualNeighborhood Meeting on Saturday March 5, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the choir room at Prince of Peace, 3641 N. 56th St., Phoenix. Topics include voting on 2022 board members and a discussion and presentation on burying the utility lines in the Arcadia/Camelback Mountain neighborhoods (see page 20) – which could involve everyone in the original boundaries.

The annual Arcadia Cares: Food for Kidz Packathon is back and scheduled for March 25 and 26 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Phoenix. The community is welcome to volunteer to help pack meals for underprivileged families. The Packathon is hoping to pack 122,000 meals at this year’s event to bring the six-year total to 600,000 meals.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Team Taylor Family Fun Run. It’s the 10th – and final –  fun run happening on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Folks can meet up at the 48th St. canal for the 5K and then head to O.H.S.O. for a post-race breakfast. Registration is open and is $45 per person.

The Camelback chapter of Boys Team Charity is now enrolling new members. BTC was founded in 2001 by two Phoenix moms who wanted to teach their sons the importance of giving back to the community. BTC is geared toward boys in 7th through 12th grade. Through various projects, members provide community service while promoting personal growth and strengthening family relationships. Interested parties should fill out a Prospective Member App on the website. Applications will be accepted until March 7.

A new apartment community for 55+ will open in December 2022 near the northwest corner of 61st St. and Thomas Road. Overture Arcadia will have 159 units, plus classes and activities, including cooking demonstrations, fitness and art classes, and educational seminars. Amenities include a swimming pool, outside lounge, pickleball court, putting green, dog park, yoga lawn, fitness center and group exercise room.

A new pizza joint called Mr. Moto Pizza plans to open at Arcadia Village (3945 E. Camelback Road) in March 2022. The restaurant has nine locations in San Diego, with the Arcadia location being the first in Arizona. The menu features specialty pies, calzones, pasta, salads and desserts.

To celebrate Spring Training, Executive Council 70 presents Cantina – an all-inclusive VIP experience for this year’s game attendees. Guests will enjoy shaded mezzanine seats, a ballpark buffet and various beverage options. EC-70 is a nonprofit whose mission is to support local youth-based charities and programs that help youth overcome adversity. Individual tickets are $150.

In February, OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramendebuted at Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 E. Camelback Road). The restaurant offers dishes like sushi rolls, steamed buns, ramen bowls, cocktails, and shareable plates, such as dumplings and papaya salad.

Also happening atBiltmore isTake Me Out to the Movies– in honor of Spring Training, the mall will offer four baseball-themed movies on Friday, March 4 and 11, and Saturday, March 19 and 26. Bring a blanket and check out these classics: Field of Dreams, Moneyball, A League of their Own and Little Big League. Movies start at 7 p.m.

The third annual Black Cat Coffee House Food Drive benefitting St. Vincent de Paul will be held Monday, March 14-Sunday, March 20. Participants can drop off non-perishable food items and enter a drawing to win a gift basket. St. Vincent de Paul provides 4,500 meals daily across the Valley in their five dining rooms. Black Cat is located at 48th St. and Indian School in the Safeway Plaza.

Power Paws Assistance Dogsis looking for12 puppy-sitter volunteers to get pups in training through Puppy Kindergarten or provide vacation relief for their long-term Puppy Raisers. The timeline is anywhere from one week to three months. Puppies are ten weeks to six months old, and Power Paws will provide training and supplies, including a crate, leash, collar, toys, kennel, food and vet care for the puppy.

The 2022 Barrett-Jackson auction was the most successful in the show’s 50-year history, raising $8.8 million for charities. Barrett-Jackson earned around $195.9 million with a 100 percent sell-through rate on 1,841 cars and $7.3 million on 1,153 pieces of automobilia, for a total of over $203.2 million.

Mark your calendars for an upcoming presentation at Christ Church Lutheran on Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. Tom Vail founded Canyon Ministries in 1997, leading tours and giving biblical talks on the creation of the Grand Canyon. Afterward, CCL will offer a free lunch for attendees. 

RSVP to 602-955-4830. 


Survival of the Slowest at Arizona Science Center.



Gold Palette Art Walk

6:30-9 p.m. around Old Town Scottsdale’s art district. The Gold Palette ArtWalk features extended gallery hours and fun activities for attendees, such as complimentary wine tasting, live music and entertainment. This month’s theme is Native Spirit. Attendees will learn about Native American artists, their culture and history in Scottsdale – including performances by traditional Native American hoop dancers. Check out Art One Gallery, Carsten’s Fine Art and On the Edge Gallery for more.


Rooftop 2022

6 p.m., at Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley. Homeward Bound, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to serving families experiencing homelessness, will be honored at this year’s Rooftop fundraising event. Guests can enjoy gourmet food, craft cocktails, a spirit and wine pull, raffle, rooftop dancing and live entertainment from local band The Hamptons. Individual tickets start at $300.


M7 Street Fair

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Melrose District, 7th Ave. from Indian School Road to Campbell. This event features over 200 local and independent artisans, food trucks, live music, a farmers market, activities for kid and a craft beer garden. Patrons can also enjoy Chester’s Classic Car Show, with over 200 classic antique and vintage cars, trucks and hotrods. This event is free for all ages.

Persian New Year Festival

11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Road. Celebrate the spring season at this year’s Persian New Year Festival. Guests can enjoy authentic food, music, dance, performances and art from Arizona vendors. Donations are accepted, and your ticket will guarantee a complimentary cup of Persian tea to kick off the festivities. This event is free.


McDowell Mountain Music Festival 

Gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Started back in 2004, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has grown into a two-day must-see event featuring more than 20 musical acts, including Zhu, Leon Bridges and Jai Wolf. There will also be food trucks, activities, a vendor marketplace and a beer garden. Proceeds from the concert will benefit three local charities. Tickets range from $75 to $200 with VIP packages available.


Beauty to the Rescue 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mane Attraction Salon, 3156 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The 22nd annual Beauty to the Rescue Fundraiser is back – and in person! Attendees can provide a minimum donation and get select salon services to support the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition – a nonprofit that has raised over $370,000 toward animal rescue organizations in Maricopa County. There will also be vendors, raffles, a silent auction and pet adoptions.


Indian Fair and Market 

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The Indian Fair and Market is one of Heard Museum’s longest-held events and the largest art market of its kind. At the 65th annual event, over 600 native artists will be on-site showcasing their mediums, plus live entertainment, storytelling, arts and crafts, artist interactions, and a best-of-show award ceremony. Tickets are $22.


Rescue Rinse

9 a.m.-12 p.m. at ReThinc Agency, 4714 N. 44th St. Bring your pups for a bath at the 10th annual Rescue Rinse benefitting the One Love Pit Bull Foundation, a nonprofit organization advocating for pit bull breeds with a focus on shelter programs, community outreach and sterilization. ReThinc Advertising will provide water, organic shampoo, treats and more for any dog family that stops by. Pet parents can enjoy bagels, coffee and pastries. There will also be a silent auction to help support the cause. Washes are $20 minimum donation for each pup.


AHAA Food and Wine

6-10 p.m. at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr. Hospice of the Valley’s signature fundraising event is an art, food and wine experience that features dinner, silent and live auctions of fine art and wine, plus opportunities to win trips and experiences. Funds will support charity care programs for Hospice of the Valley patients and families. This year, Chef Mark Tarbell will be recognized for his longtime commitment to community service and friendship with Hospice of the Valley. Individual tickets start at $300.

Survival of the Slowest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Arizona Science Center’s latest exhibition looks at species that have used their “disadvantages” to help them survive. Guests can enjoy presentations featuring a live sloth, hedgehog and iguana while learning the difference between species, food habits and unique ways they hide from predators. Admission is $20, plus $7 for the exhibit. 

Conservation Science Night

6-8 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Celebrate the Arizona Center for Nature Conservations tonight at the Phoenix Zoo. Guests will meet conservation scientists and learn about their work to help save species in Arizona and around the world. There will also be activity booths where guests can try engineering and tracking challenges and attend ferret boot camp. This event is free, but registration is required.


Arizona Aloha Festival 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tempe Town Lake, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Celebrate the Hawaiian culture at the 28th annual Aloha Festival. This event will feature all things Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures. Guests will enjoy dancing and musical performances, food, drinks, arts and crafts, activities and raffles/prizes. This event is free.

Experience Ireland

9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Experience Ireland at the MIM. Guests can listen to Irish music with authentic instruments, watch a step-dancing performance, participate in family-friendly crafts and activities and enjoy an Irish lunch. General admission is $20, $10 for kids.


Ballet & Sip 

1 p.m. at Ballet Arizona, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Ballet Arizona invites guests to learn the art of dance – with a drink or two. Professional dancer Ethan Price will lead a 90-minute intro class; guests will learn basic barre and center combinations, along with class etiquette and terminology. After, enjoy snacks and Moscow Mules from Big Marble Organics. Proceeds benefit Ballet Arizona dancers, staff and programs. Ballet shoes or socks are recommended. Tickets are $45.

SUNDAY 3/13 – SUNDAY 3/20

Arizona Tennis Classic

10 a.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St. The Arizona Tennis Classic brings men’s professional tennis to the Valley of the Sun. This event will feature top-ranked players and rising professionals competing for the 2022 title. Guests can watch multiple matches – there is a 32-player singles draw and a 16 team doubles draw. Tickets are $25-$40.


Roars and Pours

5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. It’s time to get wild for Happy Hour. Roars and Pours is a 21 and over event that boasts craft brews, wine and food options, and open walking trails. Attendees can also visit special exhibits, play lawn games and hear live music and entertainment. Tickets are $10.


Singin’ in the Rain

7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave. This rom-com musical is taking the stage at Phoenix Theatre. Don Lockwood is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a singer, dancer and stunt man. He can’t tolerate leading lady Lina Lamont, who has convinced herself that the fake romance concocted by the studio for publicity is real. There will be singing, tap dancing and even an actual rainstorm on stage. Tickets are $40-$100.


Spring Anime Fest

11 a.m. at Collector’s Marketplace, 1945 E. Indian School Road. Collectors and cosplayers, this event is for you. Collector’s Marketplace is hosting this year’s Anime Fest, where folks can dress in their favorite character’s costumes and enjoy a cosplay contest with prizes, “Artist Alley,” special sales and a car display with the Street Senpais. Admission is free.


Agave on the Rocks

6-10 p.m. at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, oh my! Celebrate agave spirits while enjoying Chihuly in the Desert at DBG. Guests can enjoy a complimentary margarita and culinary bites from Valley restaurants. There will also be a tequila sampling event where guests can learn how Roger Clyne’s award-winning tequila, Canción, is made. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $80 for non-members, $75 for members.


Arcadia Auto Rama

8-11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4225 N. 56th St. The 4th annual Arcadia Auto Rama is happening this March! Exhibitor registration is currently open for those who would like to be in the show; entries include cars, trucks, tractors and specialty vehicles. It costs $20 to register but there’s no admission for spectators. Trophies will be given out for Best in Show – People’s Choice and Best in Arcadia – Judges’ Choice.

Rio’s Dash with Splash

7 a.m. at Arizona Falls, 5802 E. Indian School Road. Rio Salado College presents this 5- and 10K, and all proceeds will benefit the Hazel Davis Literacy Legacy Scholarship. The race takes place along the canal, and runners will receive a finisher medal, race bib and commemorative t-shirt. A virtual race is also available. Registration is $40 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K.


Legacy Luncheon

11 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. The annual Legacy Luncheon honors the life and work of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. This year’s speakers are former White House florist Laura Dowling and former White House Chef John Moeller. Guests can enjoy a reception, lunch and a presentation with guest moderator Chef Mark Tarbell. General admission is $250 per person.