08/01/2014 - 09/07/2014
Through September 7 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, visitors can view Bill Owens’s “Suburbia” exhibit. The series of strange and compelling photographs reveal the complexities of the American middle-class landscape. Utilizing a straightforward and direct photographic style, Owens documented the customs, symbols and social dynamics of various Northern California housing developments. For more information, visit SMOCA.org.
GARDEN FLASHLIGHT TOURS
08/07/2014 - 08/30/2014
THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN AUGUST
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays in August, enjoy the Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. Bring a flashlight and enjoy an evening of exploration. Flashlight tours are a sensory experience where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to a variety of discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. For more information, call 480.481.8188 or visit DBG.org/Events-Exhibitions/Garden-Flashlight-Tours.
TAIL WAGGIN’ TALES
Certified therapy dogs love listening to kids practice their reading skills from 2. to 3. p.m. at the Mustang Library. This calm, non-judging environment helps beginning readers relax and enjoy reading. Check in at the Information Desk the day of the program to schedule your reading time with one of the dogs. For more information, visit Library.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/ and click on the Events tab.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS COURSE
On Wednesday, August 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Palomino Multiuse room at the Palomino Library, the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) will present a two-hour course designed for those ages 60 and up who are preparing for retirement or are in the early stages of retirement and planning on filing for their social security benefits. For more information, visit Library.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/ and click on the Events tab.
ARIZONA PONY OF THE AMERICAS CLUB
Come on out and see the gentle and child-size intelligent horses that are trained in trail riding, driving, jumping and dressage. The event, which is free for spectators, is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd. For more information, visit AZPOAC.com
BRAZILIAN DAY ARIZONA
Afro:Baile Presents the 5th Annual – Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts. The event, which is a celebration of Brazil’s Independence day, allows people to experience a variety of Brazilian cultural including Brazilian bands, dancers, martial arts, activities and food. Admission is $5 to $10; for more information, visit BrazilianDayArizona.com
Are you in career transition? If so, come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high quality resources and hiring companies. Events are held four times a month; all available at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four feature hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. The Career Connectors on September 11 is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org or call 480.442.5806.
AMERICAN SADDLEBRED ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA 2014 ALL BREED HORSE SHOW
09/13/2014 - 09/14/2014
The event, which is free to spectators and held at Westworld of Scottsdale, features beautiful, high-stepping breeds competing in pleasure classes, trail, saddle seat equitation, and more. The show is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and is produced by the American Saddlebred Association of Arizona. For more information, visit ArizonaSaddlebreds.org
With a commitment to the unique and creative local Arizona vendors, attendees are sure to find all things vintage and handmade at the Vintage Market, whether it be the perfect dress, a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, handmade jewelry, or one of hundreds of other amazing treasures. The event, which is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westworld of Scottsdale, features over 100 vendors, giveaways, and vintage photo opportunities. Admission is $10 for early entry at 8 a.m.; $5 general admission at 10 a.m.; kids under 12 are free. Parking is $5 per car.
RACE FORE CANCER
Race Fore Cancer is held at Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course, starting and ending at the Club House. The race includes two distances: The Front 9, a 4.25K course perfect walking or a short run, and the Full 18, a 8.2K course. All participants receive a custom race tech shirt and a custom race finisher’s medal, and the event, which starts at 7:30 a.m., will benefit St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Barrow’s Neurological Foundation. For more information, call 480.338.7041 or visit GetSetUSA.com/arizona/calendar.php
COFFEE WITH A COP
Coffee with a Cop gives people the opportunity to get to know their local Scottsdale Police Department representative. The Granite Reef Senior Center will host the event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Crime Prevention Officer Toni Moag, to answer any questions, provide crime prevention tips and assist with citizen requests. The Granite Reef Senior Center is located at 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. For more information, call 480.312.1700.
ARIZONA FALL CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW
09/25/2014 - 09/28/2014
The four-day Quarter Horse event features the finest examples of the breed. Attendees can tour the barns, enjoy the retail shopping, and enjoy lunch at one of the many food concessionaires and restaurants. The event, which is free to spectators, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at Westworld of Scottsdale. For more information, visit AZFallChampionship.com.
SCOTTSDALE SPICE CULINARY EVENT
Area chefs will participate in this inaugural spicy competition, with more than 20 restaurants spicing things up while showcasing a wide variety of culinary delights in three heat levels: mild, medium and hot. Patrons can sip, sample, and vote for their favorites in each category including Booth Décor, Spiciest Dish, Best Dessert, Most Authentically Arizonan and more. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit ScottsdaleSpice.org
Don’t be a victim of identity theft. Come to ther Shred’Em event the fourth Saturday of every month until April 25, 2015 and bring in personal or business documents to be shredded onsite. Suggested donation is $3 per paper bag, and all proceeds will benefit the Shop with a Cop and other children’s programs. The event is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Walmart parking lot at 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Although people can bring in their papers in a box, paper bags are preferable as they are easier for event holders to unload. For more information, call 480.312.2894 or email Officer Craig Abernethy at firstname.lastname@example.org.