Since 2012, the Children First Foundation has provided stability and hope for more than 5,000 impoverished children, many of whom are homeless. The Foundation provides funding for buses, gas, drivers and more, so that children can attend the Children First Leadership Academy without funding from the state. This cocktail-attire gala is a fundraiser for the foundation. ChildrenFirstFoundation.org
High Street in Phoenix will welcome back its Farmers Market next month! With close to 100 vendors selling food, arts and more, this outdoor event will bring shoppers from across the Valley together every week to buy some unique local products while enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather on High Street.
Wildflower’s famous Turkey Cranberry Walnut Stuffing Sandwich returns for the 14th year in a row for a limited time at all of their valley-wide locations. This sandwich is piled high with herb mayo and bacon served on fresh-baked stuffing bread with a side of original or sweet potato chips.
The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, known as PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) is organizing a fun run/walk along the Arizona Canal, followed by a block party. The family-friendly event is open to the public. Sponsored by The Karas Group, it features face painting, music, bounce houses, games, a food truck and more. AZPANDA.org/Panda-Prowl
This multi-day experience for America’s veterans including Arizona’s 640,000 veterans, 38,000 active duty service members and 1,000 veteran-owned companies takes place in November. The 2019 theme is advancing economic opportunity for the military community and includes executive roundtables, an awards dinner, employment summit, job fair, bridge forum and workshops.
In support of veterans both active and retired, Fired Pie will be offering a free entrée to all vets who show their ID or are in uniform. Fired Pie also has specials for the savvy shopper; they will be offering a deal to buy one $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card back beginning the day after Thanksgiving.
The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) will host their seventh annual Touch-a-Truck on Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Aviano Community Park in Phoenix. This family-friendly event features dozens of trucks and activities for hands-on learning opportunities.
Chef Marcellino will teach participants how to cook pollo saporito during this intimate cooking class at the restaurant’s Chef’s Island. This delicious dish features humanely raised chicken breast sautéed with pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and a touch of tomato. After the class, guests will enjoy lunch of the chef’s dish, a fresh organic salad, and Chef Marcellino’s delicious biscotti.
Victoria, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton touring the world, is making her global debut at Arizona Science Center with a special exhibition that opens to the public Nov. 17. This world premiere exhibition will transport guests to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, bringing to life one of the most important discoveries in the history of paleontology.
The artists at On The Edge Gallery are eager to reveal their bold and cutting edge creations with you during the Contemporary Art Walk. Enjoy viewing the art and meeting the artists that work in this ever-evolving category of art.
The Fine Art of Southwest Style will highlight the works of Connie Townsend, Bill Colt and Theresa Paden for the month of November. These artists’ works feature animals with attitude. They are sometimes humorous, like Townsend’s fun car-driving dogs; sometimes haughty, like Colt’s mixed media cows; and sometimes jocular, like Paden’s colorful burros and bears.
Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet Ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills is Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour.