November 2021 Calendar

No Cost United HealthCare Plan

Information Sessions

Mondays November 1, November 8, November 22 and November 29

Learn from a trained and licensed agent about the benefits of United HealthCare plans in Maricopa County. RSVP appreciated, but not required.

3930 E. University Drive, Mesa, 10 a.m., free, 480-712-7836 (Chris)


Free Temporary Tattoos for

Breast Cancer Patients

Fridays to December 31

Every Friday until the end of 2021, Studio Conceal is gifting free temporary areola tattoos and touch-up sessions on any previous areola tattoos that have faded, discolored, or fallen “flat.”

Studio Conceal, 2212 E. Williams Field Road, Suite 200, Gilbert, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free, 602-510-6464,


Family Caregiver Month Webinar: The Impact of Caregiving on Your Well-Being

Tuesday, November 9

We provide care to a family member or friend because we are concerned for them, but do you know how it can impact you physically and emotionally? Join us to find out more about how caregiving can impact your life and prepare yourself to better manage your well-being.

Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m., free,


Sun Lakes Republican Club

Wednesday, November 10

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Controlling our National Borders” with guest speakers Attorney General and Candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Brnovich and National Border Patrol Council Vice President Art Del Cueto.

Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lake Boulevard, Sun Lakes, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free, 480-802-0178


Sun Health’s Diabetes Expo

Friday, November 12

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and to recognize the month, Sun Health is hosting its annual Diabetes Expo. At this event, Sun Health’s staff will promote ways to manage or prevent type 2 diabetes. Tune in for guest presenters or visit in-person with vendors. Masks are required for all in-person attendees.

The Colonnade in the La Vita Ballroom, 19116 N. Colonnade Way, Surprise, 9 to 11:30 a.m., free, registration is required, 623-207-1703, Optional virtual attendance through Zoom


‘Pupart’ Experience

Friday, November 12

Art One Gallery and The Paper Place will host an evening of fun, featuring 30 budding artists and their PupArt. Guests are invited to watch the artists in action as they go from blank canvases to artistic creation and to bid on pieces within the installation. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit Art One Foundation and Two Pups Wellness Fund. This outdoor event includes live music, food and cocktails. There will also be animals available for adoption from one of the local shelters and The Paper Place will be open for pre-holiday shopping and a percentage of sales that evening will also be donated to the charities.

Breezeway between Art One and The Paper Place, 4130 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 6 to 9 p.m., free admission, bidding for artwork starts at $100, 480-490-7136,


Congregational Church of Sun City Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13

The 18th annual Arts & Crafts Fair will feature more than 70 vendors offering handcrafted items and a bake sale.

The Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free admission, 623-977-4241,,



Saturday, November 13

Sponsored by Our Lady’s Guild, the shred-a-thon has a five-box limit and two shredding trucks will be available.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 19002 N. 128th Avenue, Sun City West, 8 a.m. to noon, donations accepted, 623-760-8479


The Lifting

Saturday, November 13

Christopher S. Jacobs and Joanna Michaels of The Lifting will provide an educational session with information on energy clearing. At the event, guests will find energy-clearing and protective devices, as well as CBD products.

Quasar Quantum Healing, 14809 N. 73rd Street, Suite 101, Scottsdale, call for times, $30,, space is limited


Salt River Brass’ ‘Debt of Gratitude’

Sunday, November 14

The Salt River Brass Band presents a “Debt of Gratitude” and turns the spotlight on the military with patriotic music and marches from John Philip Sousa.

Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 3 p.m., $16 to $25, 480-644-6500,


Col. Thomas H. Kirk Jr.

Sunday, November 14

Veterans and the public are invited to Crossroads United Methodist Church to hear Kirk, a U.S. Air Force retiree, speak. He served 28 years as a fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam, including five and a half years at the “Hanoi Hilton.” Kirk volunteers his time teaching civics, leadership and motivation to Arizona youth, and shares his military experiences with youth and adults.

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 7901 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 9:30 to 10:40 a.m., 602-943-7834, Reservations required


Scottsdale Civil War Round Table

Tuesday, November 16

The Scottsdale Civil War Round Table presents Dr. Caroline Wood Newhall speaking on the experience of Black Civil War soldiers who became prisoners of war.  Newhall is an assistant professor at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Her lecture is based on research she conducted in the process of writing her doctoral dissertation, “Under the Rebel Lash: Black Prisoners of War in the Confederate South.”

Via Zoom, 6 p.m., free, for details.

Family Caregiver Month Webinar: Strategies for Wellness Part 1: Who Says You Have to Do it Alone?


Wednesday, November 17

This workshop will focus on creating your caregiving team by recognizing who you can turn to. Come and learn how to identify the members of your team, how to maximize their help, and get some helpful hints for managing the team.

Via Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m., free,


Riders in the Sky

Thursday, November 18

Join “America’s Favorite Cowboys” as they keep the flame of Western music alive with their authentic blend of harmonies and legendary humor.

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, 7:30 p.m., call for ticket prices, 928-684-6624,


Family Caregiver Month Webinar:

Strategies for Wellness Part 2:

Get Organized!

Tuesday, November 23

In this webinar, participants will learn simple strategies for organizing important documents beginning the process of life-care planning.

Via Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m., free,


Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaii

Monday, November 29

Ukulele master and ambassador of aloha, Jake Shimabukuro and his band will bring joy to the world with this new holiday concert.

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, 7:30 p.m., call for ticket prices, 928-684-6624,


Benevilla Live’s ‘Caregiver Connect’

Tuesday, November 30

This free educational event provides family caregivers with support, expert guidance and valuable information to assist them on their caregiving journey. Join the event and ask questions of the speakers during the presentations on “Facebook Live” at The event will also livestream on the web at

Via Facebook, 9 to 11 a.m., free, 623-584-4999,


Noel Festival

Friday, December 3, to Monday, December 6

Noel Festival is a series of four shows featuring classic and modern holiday music performed by the 75-member Westernaires Chorus.

Stardust Theatre, 14401 N. RH Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, 7 p.m. December 3, December 4 and December 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 5, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 610-209-5136,