Three businesses will soon make the former Pet Club building on the southwest corner of 36th St. and Indian School their new home. Arcadia Tennis, Local Board Real Estate, and Look Lab (a skin/Botox company) will tentatively be opening their doors in November. Stay tuned for updates.
Antique Gatherings, once located in the Gaslight Square Complex on 36th St. and Indian School, has moved to 10615 N. 32nd St., off the 51 Freeway and Shea Blvd. Shoppers can still find a treasure trove of furniture, art, jewelry, rugs and more in their new showroom.
A new senior living center has opened on 32nd St. between Campbell and Camelback Roads. Clarendale Arcadia features 248 units, including 40 memory care apartments and views of Camelback Mountain. The six-acre facility will also have a swimming pool/spa, a putting green, athletic amenities, a dog park and a salon.
A new parent education and childhood development center has opened at 3153 E. Lincoln Dr., Phoenix. The Tot Spot Phoenix is geared toward children ages three and under and offers workshops, classes, feeding groups and an indoor play space with mats, low climbers and slides. There is also a retail spot with clothing, décor and other baby items available for purchase.
Hopi Elementary is hiring! Part-time and full-time positions are available, including a permanent substitute, instructional assistant, limited appointment instructional assistant, special educational paraprofessional, noon aide, crossing guard and lunchtime volunteers.
Mark your calendars! The second annual Childhelp Trick or Trot Family Fun Run is happening on October 23 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Course (7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale) at 9 a.m. There will be a 1-mile or 3-mile option. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and collect candy along the course.
The Arizona Governor’s Office has partnered with the Arizona Science Center to create the AZ OnTrack Parent’s Guide to help kids get school-ready. The booklet is filled with activities and videos to prepare students for interaction, engagement, participation and application. Activities include creating a nature journal and excavating chocolate chip “fossils” from cookies. Those that download the guide can qualify for tickets to the Science Center.
Biltmore Fashion Park, at 24th St. and Camelback Road, will welcome five new businesses, including Anthropologie’s retail store, which will open later this year. Also coming soon: Ambrogio15, a San Diego-based pizza spot; Madison Reed Hair Color Bar; Lovesac furniture; and a new, larger location for EVEREVE women’s fashion.
Beth Ami Temple (3535 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley) invites adults who would like to learn more about the congregation’s activities to a Wine and Cheese Open House on September 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.The event will include a summary of social groups including Torah Study, Book Club, hiking, mahjong, dining, travel and fitness. Temple representatives will be available to speak about other Beth Ami activities. Registration is required.
The Diaper Bank of Central Arizona is looking for donations of children and adult diapers. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three American families struggles to provide diapers for their children. Donations can be dropped off at the warehouse in Phoenix or at any community drop-off locations (closest is BOK Financial at 3001 E. Camelback Road). Diaper Need Awareness Week is from September 24 to October 2.
7 p.m. at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. The Listeso String Quartet is on stage tonight, paying tribute to world-renowned shows like Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball. The set list features 16 songs, including “In Regards to Love,” “Blue Bird,” and more. This concert welcomes all ages. Tickets are from $30-$60.
FRIDAY 9/2 – SUNDAY 9/4
Arizona State Card Show
Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St. Arizona’s largest card collectibles show is back for its fourth year. Guests can view over 350 tables of collectible sports cards and memorabilia, gaming collectibles, coins, comics and more. There will also be multiple raffles and giveaways. Tickets are $5 per day, $10 for the weekend.
FRIDAY 9/2 – MONDAY 9/5
Times vary, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd St. Saboten (cactus in Japanese) is the largest Anime convention in Arizona. Dress in your best anime costume and prepare for panel discussions, a skit contest, a cosplay contest and talent show, fashion and photo ops, music, themed cafes, workshops and vendors. Events vary from day to day. Ticket prices are $20-$450.
AFASA Reggae Festival
12-8 p.m. at the Phoenix Entertainment Complex, 8050 N. 19th Ave. This year’s festival boasts three-time Grammy nominee Wailing Souls and two local reggae bands, Dee Dread and Walt Richardson. There will also be a music and dance ensemble, stilt walker, storytellers, and a marketplace with African and Caribbean cuisine, crafts, clothing, jewelry and decor. Tickets are $25.
Paws + Reflect Yoga
6 p.m. at Almost There Pet Rescue, 2611 E. Indian School Road. What’s better than yoga? Yoga with PUPPIES. Almost There is the spot for a 30-minute yoga class where furry friends roam free. All fitness and experience levels are welcome. Kids can participate too! Classes are followed by a raffle, photo ops and lots of cuddling. Registration is $30 per person.
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
4-10 p.m. at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. The sixth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors the people who lost their lives to help during the attacks on the World Trade Center. Participants will climb the bleachers for an equivalent of 110 stories – the same amount as in the WTC – to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation programs. Registration is $35.
10:30 a.m. at The Clayton House, 3719 N. 75th St., Phoenix. Sip, taste and shop to benefit Homeward Bound, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in Phoenix. Guests can enjoy wine tastings, a souvenir glass, a cocktail competition, gourmet snacks and plenty of shopping with local vendors. General admission tickets are $100.
Dementia Experience & Education
9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hospice of the Valley Dementia Care and Education Campus, 3811 N. 44th St. HOV offers in-person and online dementia education and support for members of the community, including this presentation that includes an eight-minute experience that will ask guests to “perform everyday tasks as if they were living with cognitive impairment.” Attendance is free, but registration is required.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Phoenix Shrine Auditorium, 551 N. 40th St. Arizona’s largest coin, currency and stamp collecting show is here. There will be over 30 vendors on-site selling their wares. There will also be baseball cards, jewelry, medals and tokens for sale, and if you’re interested in selling your collection, this is the place to do so. This event is free for all ages.
Sip ‘N Snip
5-8 p.m. at LDV Winery, 7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale. Award-winning floral artist Karin Crawford and LDV Winery present this interactive floral arranging class. Guests can create their own floral arrangement with tips and tricks from Karin while enjoying a glass of wine and small bites from Benedict’s Catering. Registration is $140 per person.
FRIDAY 9/16 – SUNDAY 9/18
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
10 a.m.-3 p.m. at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. More than 160 local and national artists, curators and vendors will be on-site showcasing their wares – everything from vintage to handmade. There will also be live music and food trucks. Sign up for early admission and receive a reusable shopping bag. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the gate.
1-7:30 p.m., at the Lighthouse Artspace, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road. Immerse yourselves in the beauty of Monet and other impressionists – literally. This art exhibit allows guests to sit in a room while Monet’s water littles, Degas’s dancers, and more fill the screen, the floor, and every inch of the room while a specially-created soundtrack plays. Tickets to this event are $40 per person, and all ages are welcome.
Sip and Shop Market Series
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. Hotel Valley Ho celebrates local chefs, purveyors and beverages with this free indoor market series. September’s theme is “Bourbon and Big Reds.” Guests will receive six tasting tickets and a voucher to use at ZuZu, plus there will be live music and vendors. Food by local chefs and take-and-make cocktails will also be available for purchase. This is a 21+ event.
N.E.S. Bridal Expo
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Get ready to find all your wedding needs in one place. This free event will have over 35 vendors on-site, showcasing food and cakes, music, venues, tuxes and dresses. After the expo, guests can head to Wasted Grain for the after-party and a complimentary mimosa.
Mexico in a Bottle
4-7 p.m. at Walter Studios, 747 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. Tonight’s event is all about mezcal. Over 45 local and national mezcal brands will be on-site for this tasting, where guests can also enjoy an art exhibit by Del Maguey, a Mexican pop-up bar with Ilegal Mezcal, food trucks and more. General admission is $75 and includes various tastings and snacks.
Free Flow Nights
6 p.m. at Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Dr. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, nothing beats a great view and a good stretch. Mountain Shadows is offering a complimentary free-flow yoga class in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. Jai Graves will teach this evening’s class. Don’t forget your mat and water bottle! Registration is required.
Museum of Illusions
9 a.m. at the Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. Step into a world of mind-bending optical illusions, holograms, and interactive rooms that will take your photos to another level. This international exhibit will feature 60 rooms that can educate visitors on vision, perception and how the human brain works. Ticket prices vary.
2 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This story revolves around Donny Novitski, who returns home from WWII to parades and celebrations in small town Ohio that inspire him to form a band with other veterans. A musical sensation that will have you feeling all the emotions! Tickets are $40-$125.
Phoenix Small Business Expo
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St. Learn about some of the small businesses in the Valley with this one-day networking event. Guests can attend workshops led by leading experts, shop and learn about new products at the vendor marketplace and check out the industry meet-up and networking mixer. Registration for general admission is free. For add-ons, tickets start at $25-$300.
Immersive King Tut
10 a.m. at Lighthouse Art Space, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Join others for the grand opening of the King Tut Experience, which takes guests on a journey through the Egyptian afterlife. Attendees will learn to follow the pharaoh on his journey through the underworld with immersive art and soundtracks (like the Monet exhibit, but with mummies!) Tickets are $30 per person.