October 2017 Around Town 1

Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club Hosts 28th Annual NiteFlite, A Night of Dining and Dancing to Benefit Local Children’s Charities

Prepare for a night of glitz and glamour at the 28th annual NiteFlite Gala hosted by the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club. The event raises money for more than a dozen local children’s charities, including the event’s primary charity partner, Playworks. Playworks is a nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to create a place for every kid on the playground—a place where every kid belongs. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the formal gala on Saturday, October 14, and enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and win prizes during the night-long raffle. The wildly popular NiteFlite Golf Tournament returns Friday, October 13, offering participants a day of golf, food, drink and the opportunity to win prizes.

LDV Winery Prepares for Third Annual Harvest Festival—Wine, Grape Stomping, BBQ, Music and More!

LDV Winery, located at 6951 E. First St. in Scottsdale, is getting ready for its third annual Harvest Festival! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest.

Guests will enjoy a glass of wine of choice, as well as an LDV logo wine glass. Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Those who attend can also participate in grape stomping! There will be a BBQ from noon to 5 p.m., as well as live music all day on the patio at LDV Wine Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.

The cost to attend is $40 for early registration for the general public and $45 on the day of the festival. LDV Sky Islander Wine Club members can purchase tickets for $35.

Arizona Musicfest 6-Concert Fall Fest

Arizona Musicfest’s second annual Fall Fest features an excitingly diverse “legendary” lineup throughout November.

“Building on the overwhelming response to last year’s inaugural Fall Fest, we have designed a six-concert lineup that spans musical styles that are defined and performed by remarkable artists who incorporate their own unique musicality and artistry,” Allan Naplan, executive and producing director, says.

Those performing are Super Diamond, Dennis Rowland, Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The HillBenders and Arizona’s brightest young classical musicians at the Young Musicians Fall Concert. Single tickets are available through AZMusicFest.org or by calling 480.422.8449.

Raise a Glass for St Jude

St. Jude, leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, is pleased to announce its inaugural event, Raise a Glass for St. Jude. Through this one-of-a-kind event, St. Jude hopes to raise more than $140,000 for the kids of St. Jude.

The evening will feature fine wine and food pairings from West Coast wineries, plus entertainment and dancing. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items and hear a St. Jude patient’s story. Proceeds from the event will help St. Jude generate the lifesaving results for children and their families. St. Jude families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Generous donations from events like Raise a Glass ensure families can focus on helping their child live, as no family pays St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

This event will be held on Saturday, October 28. The doors will open at 5 p.m. at Mountain Shadows 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,750.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or for additional event details, visit StJude.org or contact St. Jude’s representative Jessica Nuttall at Jessica.Nuttall@StJude.org or 480.486.2364.

Bodega 13 Hosts Fashion Debut for Amari-Go

Bodega 13, an international tapas restaurant located at Pima and Pinnacle Peak, recently hosted a fashion debut by Amari-Go during happy hour. To a packed house, designer Marianne Schoenrock’s models sported exotic resort wear featuring a wide variety of swimsuits and cover-ups. Bodega 13 owner Emily Foppe also showcased several Amari-Go caftans and other resort dinner wear!

Marianne, whose husband Gary is a local dentist, has been a businesswoman for decades, though not in fashion-related ventures. However, she always wanted to be a fashion designer and knew that someday she would fulfill that dream. Currently, she is designing a resort line for men featuring swim trunks and unique T-shirts. Her mantra: “It is never too late to do what you have dreamed of!”

To find out more about Amari-Go resort fashions contact Marianne Schoenrock at Raptor52@cox.net or 419.309.1718.

To make a Bodega 13 reservation call 480.284.7600 or visit Bodega13.com.

American Composer Neil Argo to Visit Luxury Retirement Community

Neil Argo, American composer for film and television, including PBS series “Wild America” visited Vi at Silverstone on Friday, August 11.

While best known for his work on “Wild America,” he also worked as an orchestrator on “Dynasty,” “The Colbys” and “MacGyver” through Paramount Television, and later composed for “Mission: Impossible.” Additionally, he wrote music for “Beverly Hills 90210.”

In addition to his work in film and television, he has taught orchestration and film scoring at California State University at Northridge. He has also been a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities in the United States. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Media Task Force and an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, ASCAP, BMI, the
American Federation of Musicians and The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing.